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Gloria.TV News on the 13th of January 2016

Perhaps I am wrong, but I think none of the German bishops are pro-choice. They have that pill in their hospitals is because they think it is only a contraceptive and does not induce abortion. They could be mistaken, but that doesn't equal to meaning they are in favour of abortion.


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Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of December 2015

I think there is nothing wrong with having certainty in God's endless mercy. The more important question, however, is whether you are willing to give mercy to others. His mercy is a certainty, but your reception of it is dependent on how you treat others.
Jesus said in the gospel that if you do not forgive your neighbour his debt, then your master will not forgive you your debt. Your master is always willing to forgive you, but not if you are not willing to forgive your neighbour. As the Lord … [More]

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Gloria.TV News on the 14th of December 2015

Mr. Li is the richest man in Asia; he lived in Hong Kong since he was a child, but he was born in the mainland. He owns a huge empire of different investments around the world, with the largest portion in the real estate market. You could probably find things in your own country that are owned by him, if you check.
Interestingly enough, he is also the owner of Husky energy in Canada, an oil company, which has been criticized for its projects in the Alberta tar sands, because it is a big source … [More]


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The Sin of Sodom

I think the verse from Ezekiel makes it clear that the sin of Sodom was not only the sexual sins, but also the greed, the inhospitality, etc. Most importantly, a just person could not continue living in the place without being forced to engage in these sins by his neighbours.
I say 'most importantly', because if you think back at the exchange between God and Abraham what God said to him that if there were just a few just persons, then God would spare the entire place for their sake.
Now, if … [More]

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Gloria.TV News on the 27th of November

There is a story that when Pius X was Pope, he once encountered a four year-old child coming up for communion and the Pope, who was supposed to bless the child because the age of first communion had not been reached, held up the Eucharist and said 'who is this?' and after the child responded, 'Jesus', the Pope gave the Eucharist to the child.
Thanks be to God for the gift of the Eucharist, and thank you gloria.tv for presenting this story!

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Gloria.TV News on the 20th of November 2015

I don't know about Serra, but there were actually saints who approved of torture, especially in relation to the Inquisition. The catechism itself even mentions how in past times the church even condoned torture, although it was wrong to do so. Without checking, I seem to think that maybe Thomas More is on record of having approved of it, and perhaps also Thomas Aquinas argued in favour of it? Robert Bellarmine was a judge for the Roman inquisition when it burned people to death, which is also … [More]

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Gloria.TV News on the 29th of October 2015

Statistics can be misleading. The total number of priests and religious in Africa is still lower than it is in Europe. The number is increasing in Africa and decreasing in Europe, but the sum total is still higher in Europe.
The truth is that the western countries are actually among the areas in the world least affected by a priest shortage. Despite what you may think, Africa still has a much bigger priest shortage than the west does.
to give some figures, you may consider this. From www.catho… [More]

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EXCLUSIVE Cardinal Pell: “The final document is much better than what we feared”

so you see... you never needed to attack the bishops and pope... catholic doctrine is upheld and God is in control, no need to worry-
Pius X said that lay people have no right to pass judgment on bishops, but that belongs to those who are above them in authority.
"On the other hand, to pass judgment upon or to rebuke the acts of Bishops does not at all belong to private individuals - that comes within the province only of those higher than they in authority and especially of the Sovereign … [More]

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Spain's socialist party would ban religion classes – even in private schools

If parents can still do it at home or at church, then all this is doing is removing the power of teaching religion from the schools and into the hands of parents and pastors.
I don't know the situation in Spain, but if the schools were teaching a confusing or corrupted version of the faith to begin with, then perhaps this ought to be seen as a positive development, because the state is preventing people from being deceived any longer.
If they were teaching the faith correctly and its banned, then people perhaps can see this as a cross that they must take up to follow Christ.

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Gloria.TV News on the 20th of October 2015

Austrian priest and friend of Hans Kung, Fr Gotthold Hasenhüttl was suspended of his priestly faculties in 2003 by Trier Bishop Reinhard Marx for inviting protestants at an ecumenical congress in Berlin to receive the Eucharist. Bishop Marx told him to recant, and he didn't do so, so the bishop revoked his license to teach theology in 2006. The following year he was made Archbishop of Munich by Pope Benedict- the same diocese that Benedict once held. This priest left the Catholic church in 2010; in the same year Pope Benedict made Reinhard Marx into a Cardinal.

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Archbishop Cupich: Kasper's proposal 'very rich theologically'

The Kasper proposal is simply the suggestion that it is possible that some people may be divorced and remarried... and yet not be in mortal sin.
In catholic teaching, the conditions necessary for a mortal sin are:
1) the sin itself concerns something grave
2) the person is aware that it concerns something grave
3) the person voluntarily chooses to do it, even though they are aware, and not because something else has forced them to do it against their will masturbation, pornography, sex outside … [More]

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Power in the Church? Women Have Always Had It

the priest must be a man because he is in the place of the bridegroom. St Paul said that the man is the head of the wife and God is the head of the man. The priest has authority over the church as a man has authority over his wife, because the church is the bride and he stands in place of the bridegroom.
each priest has authority over something different, depending on their status. Jesus Christ has authority over the entire church in heaven, earth and purgatory. The Pope has authority over the … [More]

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Gloria.TV News on the 9th of October 2015

The pre-Vatican II popes were not autocratic?
Whether Francis is autocratic or not, I don't know, but I'm fairly confident it doesn't surpass what happened in the past 1700 years of history since Constantine.
When Pius IX's soldiers massacred the inhabitants of Perugia in 1859, was it worse than Francis being disrespectful to the bishops under him?
When Paul IV ordered all Jews in Rome to wear badges to identify themselves and established a ghetto for them in Rome, was Francis' behaviour … [More]

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Gloria.TV News on the 7th of October 2015

McCain believes that the people the US are training is not Al-Qaeda. The Syrian archbishop thinks all the rebels are Al-Qaeda. Neither are bad people, they just understand the facts differently.
I suspect the archbishop is incorrect and not all the rebels are terrorists- the CIA probably knows better than him about the ideology of the rebels they are training; he has authority over spiritual matters, not over political facts.
And McCain is also incorrect because even 'moderate rebels' are a … [More]

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Gloria.TV News on the 6th of October 2015

Kim Davis divorced and remarried 3 times. Of course the Vatican can't support her.
She is exactly the person being referred to when the Lord said, 'first remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your neighbour's eye'. She does not accept gay marriage and she is right, but her own marriage is not marriage either.
Why do you treat her as a hero?

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Lutheran pastor Kevin Fast pulls 180 ton C177 Globemaster at a Canadian Air Force base in Trenton. The Lord said, 'If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain to go and move into the sea, and it would obey you' All Glory to God

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Free Kim Davis

If Kim Davis is a hero, then Cardinal Kasper is right.
If you think she is a person who is in God's grace, then you must also believe that it is possible to divorce, re-marry and yet not be in mortal sin.
I personally am not sure Kasper is right, nor do I assume she is a hero.

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Kim Davis: Resistance Is Not Futile

If Kim Davis is a hero, then Cardinal Kasper is right.
If you think she is a person who is in God's grace, then you must also believe that it is possible to divorce, re-marry and yet not be in mortal sin.
I personally am not sure Kasper is right, nor do I assume she is a hero.