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Pope Francis joking with the cardinals

That was really, really funny! well done to whoever put it together!
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa! [Viva EL Papa???]

Gloria TV News on the 14th of October

@Holy Cannoli, great! At last you see the light!
Well done! I always thought that you'd get there eventually. Good on ya mate!!!!
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

Gloria TV News on the 14th of October

@louella, though I agree that more should be done for persecuted Christians ... I think that blaming the Vatican is missing the real target ... what are Catholic politicians doing all over the world? US Vice President Biden is a Catholic ... any words demanding his co-religionists security? German Chancellor Merkl is the daughter of a Lutheran Pastor. Has she uttered a word to ensure the welfare of fellow Christians? It is too easy to blame the Vatican ... but it is the laity that should take up the battle.
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

Obama’s Christian Problem

@louella ... yes, there should be a modern day "Catholic League" ... but, unfortunately, that is only a dream. If the Popular Party comes back to power in Spain and if Italy's centre-right government can rid itseld of that reprobate Berlusconi and get a true Catholic [in private actions as well as public words and deeds] ... well there might be a chance. Despite all his personal scandals, Berlusconi's Government did fight, and win, to retain the Cross in all public places.
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

Why this scientist believes in GOD

Fantastic testimony!!! And on CNN, wow! Thank you for sharing this "Ira".
SboC

A Long View of Vatican II

@tbswv - as Catholics we are not free to pick and choose from Ecumenical Councils what we like and dismiss and disparage what we don't like. Catholicism isn't a "smorgasbord" ... unfortunately or fortunately. The Second Vatican Council was the 21st Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church. Whether we like it or not, that is a fact ... and as you say this Council is "valid". As such one must accept all its decisions. If one does not accept that the 2nd Vatican Council is Ecumenical then one … [More]

Obama’s Christian Problem

Well said "Gloria.TV - News Briefs"!!! These cherry-picked cases ARE well publicised!!! Amnesty International has lost so much credibility and it deserves to lose support!
SboC

"If I had a hammer..."

Thank you "Ira" ... that DEFINITELY closes the matter. Upon seeing the video, and "mis-interpreting" it, I too had been worried that some "disrespect" had occurred. Your posting completely reassures me. Thank you so much!
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

Obama’s Christian Problem

Hi, ACL, amice
Thanks a million, I'll try to that in the future!
Ciao,
SboC

Obama’s Christian Problem

Sorry everyone, I've been trying to post a cutting from a newspaper but I am NOT computer savvy enough to do so!
Anyway, the article was about "Amnesty International" wanting the Canadian Government to arrest George Bush "for authorising torture as he directed the US-led war on terror", when he attends an economic summit in Surrey, British Columbia, next Thursday.
This reminds me of those "nuts" who were clamouring for the arrest of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI when he made a Pastoral visit … [More]

While We Wait -- Some Level-Setting ...

Hi ACL!!!
Procedamus in pace.
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

While We Wait -- Some Level-Setting ...

Hi SBpfu  !!!
Well said!
There are two things that I don't understand about all this. Firstly, why all the fuss about a miniscule splinter group? I'm sure the Holy Father has far more important and pressing things than to be waiting by the phone for a call from bishop Fellay and his ilk. From how some people talk, however, it sounds like a case of "the tail wagging the dog"! Secondly, what has happened to the fervent Christian hope that should animate us as … [More]

The Priest and His Donkey

Far better jokes, funnier and in much better taste, have been posted on this site. Quite frankly, I'd expect this kind of joke on a fundamentalist Protestant [I can't even imagine mainline Anglicans/Episcopalians or Lutherans doing so] or an Islamic site.
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

Vatican’s Pact with Islam

Hi Trinitas!!!
Actually, it was the great Catholic Anglo-French writer Hilaire Belloc [1870-1953] who counted Islam as a Christian heresy [as well as a threat to the West] in his book, aptly named, "The Great Christian Heresies".
The following website has further information on this:
chestertonandfriends.blogspot.com/…/belloc-islam-is…
Thanks for the welcome ... yes the typhoon was a tad hairy [as we say in Oz!].
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

Vatican’s Pact with Islam

My dear friend Trinitas, I am not sure where you got that [partial] quote supposedly attributable to St Thomas Aquinas regarding Islam. If you go to this website:
www.catholicapologetics.info/apologetics/islam/thomas.htm
you will see that St Thomas Aquinas did not believe that Mohammed was a true prophet and he cogently argued against the Moslem objections to the Blessed Trinity and the Incarnation. Nowhere, however did he say anything about Moslems not worshipping the same God as the Christians.
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
Viva il Papa!

While We Wait -- Some Level-Setting ...

You state that "the Pope was flat out, and loudly, wrong". You talk of "silliness within the Catholic Church". You refer to actions of a Supreme pontiff of the Universal Church [Pope Paul VI] as "unjust and illegal" and as "nutty-novel". You attack Religious Orders with whom you disagree as "malign and mephitic" [the latter, presumably, a reference to Mephistopheles, a demon] and to their actions as stinking "like the bottom of a monkey cage". You say that you have "excommunicated" yourself … [More]

While We Wait -- Some Level-Setting ...

As you you say, the SSPX has been the carrier of many lights. So was "Lucifer". His sin and that of the Lefebvrists has also been the same: "Non serviam".
Christus vincit Christus regnat Christus imperat
May the Great Servant of God Pope Paul VI pray for us all!

Vatican’s Pact with Islam

Naturally, as you have so rightly enumerated, there are myriad doctrinal differences, of fundamental importance, between ourselves and Moslems [actually, as someone has already mentioned on this website, there are some who have categorised Islam as a "Christian heresy"] this, however, does not negate the simple reality that Yahweh, Allah and God are one and the same Deity. In fact, our Eastern Christian brothers and sisters who use Arabic to pray, refer to God as "Allah" because "Allah" in … [More]