Jacobitess

Gloria TV News on the Feast of St. Irenaeus

@schoole

I'm not really sure what the argument you hold is.

If you are a patriotic Pole, then I think you have simply misunderstood this news flash. If you are a PO supporter, then I can only pray for you.

My very patriotic Polish boyfriend was talking to me about this priest and his comments the other day, and he's very
proud of the priest for standing against PO and the government. We are …More
@schoole

I'm not really sure what the argument you hold is.

If you are a patriotic Pole, then I think you have simply misunderstood this news flash. If you are a PO supporter, then I can only pray for you.

My very patriotic Polish boyfriend was talking to me about this priest and his comments the other day, and he's very
proud of the priest for standing against PO and the government. We are both proud that the Vatican has thus far refused to censure the Ks. Rydzyk.

As to the points you made:

i. An easy mistake off the cuff. I know many Catholics here who refer to their Polish fatherland as 'án uncivilized, KGB-ridden country.' They only do it in moments of frustration with the stucture of the nation, not because they lack love for it. If pressed to elaborate on the statement, I'm sure they would qualify certain adjectives.

ii. Oh, come now! Don't you think that's quibbling?

iii. Hmm, as much as I love Radio Maryja, I do think it has thrown its support behind PiS. I grant that that party is the best to stand against the tide of modernism, but it is far from perfect.

iv. 'Totalitarian' regime, well that word may be strong, but only under such a harsh rule as that could politicians be labelled 'traitors' by the media and other politicos merely for wanting to know how their president and the entire right-wing elite died in a mysterious plane crash. Seems rather totalitarian to me.
Jacobitess

Kutschenfahrt in den Schweizer Alpen

Too cute!
Jacobitess

Last Supper as a homosexual orgie

Well, I can see from some of the posts below that indeed Gloria TV has been infiltrated by non-believers.

I don't know if Crusader himself is one such infiltrator, but I think he makes the error that is actually not uncommon amongst Catholics--being more against the devil than for God. It is enough to tell others of these abominations, so they are prepared. There is no call whatsoever to …More
Well, I can see from some of the posts below that indeed Gloria TV has been infiltrated by non-believers.

I don't know if Crusader himself is one such infiltrator, but I think he makes the error that is actually not uncommon amongst Catholics--being more against the devil than for God. It is enough to tell others of these abominations, so they are prepared. There is no call whatsoever to scandalize others by showcasing the work. E.g., it is charitable to warn others against directors such as Stanley Kubrick, and give a brief plot of Eyes Wide Shut as an example of why he should be avoided (it may also serve as a stark morality tale, since the man died before he made another film). But, it would obviously defeat the purpose of warning others to give too many details about the film or to show it others....DUH!

I've written the editors, perhaps now I should write Crusader, but it is high time this vile video came down!
Jacobitess

Cardinal Reginald Pole in 'The Tudors' (part 1 of 2)

🤨 OoooooooooooK, that proposal at the end of the video is more than a bit ridiculous. It's certainly the first I've heard of it, though granted I am hardly a biographer of his Eminence, but see this excerpt from newadvent.org and see if it meshes with the attempt power grab in the video:

' Throughout his life Pole's moral conduct was above reproach, his sincere piety and ascetical habits were …More
🤨 OoooooooooooK, that proposal at the end of the video is more than a bit ridiculous. It's certainly the first I've heard of it, though granted I am hardly a biographer of his Eminence, but see this excerpt from newadvent.org and see if it meshes with the attempt power grab in the video:

' Throughout his life Pole's moral conduct was above reproach, his sincere piety and ascetical habits were the admiration of all. "Seldom", writes Dr. James Gairdner, than whom no one is more competent to pronounce judgment, "has any life been animated by a more single-minded purpose". As compared with the majority of his contemporaries, Pole was conspicuously gentle, both in his opinions and in his language. He had the gift of inspiring warm friendships and he was most generous and charitable in the administration of his revenues.' www.newadvent.org/cathen/12201b.htm
Jacobitess

Fastfood-Flashmob, Händels "Haleluja"

How beautiful! But it's sad when more reverence and beauty is displayed in an food court than a church (i.e. 'Christmast flashmob' posted by jacbuffet, ugh). 👍
Jacobitess

"Jusqu'où iront-ils?"

🤨 Uh huh, yeah, that's about the glorification of God and not an ostentatious performance all right. Well, just wait a generation, and that church will be being used with the appropriate reverence again. 🤨
Jacobitess

Pletanek and priest against abortion, Prague 10.7.08

The truth must be graphic if hearts are to be moved. Don't ever stop! I'll remember you in my rosary tonight.
Jacobitess

Contra un aborto en Praha, República Checa 2010-03-20

I only wish that when I was marching in San Francisco, the organizers would allow us to bring our own signs with us. That army of crosses moving like a wave of tombstones will surely shower many graces on Prague.
Jacobitess

Church History (10)

Master Woods, come now, it wouldn't have hurt to have mentioned that Mikolaj Kopernik was a priest! 😉

Dr. Woods definitely gives us all the facts one needs to answer non-believers, but another argument is that the proper way to view the incident is that it wasn't dispute between the Church and non-Churchmen, but amongst Churchmen.

Galileo was struck so hard in part because i) He was a proud…
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Master Woods, come now, it wouldn't have hurt to have mentioned that Mikolaj Kopernik was a priest! 😉

Dr. Woods definitely gives us all the facts one needs to answer non-believers, but another argument is that the proper way to view the incident is that it wasn't dispute between the Church and non-Churchmen, but amongst Churchmen.

Galileo was struck so hard in part because i) He was a proud, haughty man and hated by all his colleagues. And it wasn't because he was always right. Galileo ridiculed a Jesuit priest for hypothesizing that the tides were effected by the moon saying it was a stupid, superstitious theory. He posited instead the view that Woods describes succinctly in the second part (a view which contradicted his own natal theory of inertia). This is a squabble possible only amongst colleagues, not opposing factions.

ii)His forays into theology, of which revisional biblical interpretation (which Woods also mentioned) was only a part. His own patroness (the Prince of Medici's mother) denounced him for it. Anyone who picks up one of Galileo's works (like the dialogue mentioned in part 3) will find some very strange material that has nothing to do with science in it. This was the case in point that provoked Cardinal St. Robert Bellarmine's worry. Again, such a disruption could only occur within the same spiritual group.
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Even without knowing the facts, it's ridiculous the way revisionist historians try to claim Catholics as one of their own in some way, because they got into trouble on certain levels with Churchmen.

Thank you, Dr. Woods for your excellent, well-balanced, truly liberal exposition of history! You have a superb knack for recovering pearls out of muddy waters.
Jacobitess

Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Fundamental Catholic Doctrine

Incoherent rambling as well as heretical. Well, one would hope that it would have little chance to seduce *anyone* with those factors standing against the man. He's as devoid of eloquence as he is of truth.

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