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Let's just cleanse the cruddy Vatican nativity from our minds

In traditional Christian art for the Nativity, the Blessed Virgin Mary & St. Joseph are shown adoring the Christ child - not sleeping. In fact, one of the major themes of Advent (especially pertinent in these times) is to stay awake! The Lord has come in the Incarnation and is coming again. Another aspect, many saintly commentators have written on St. Joseph's reverence toward, not only the baby …More
In traditional Christian art for the Nativity, the Blessed Virgin Mary & St. Joseph are shown adoring the Christ child - not sleeping. In fact, one of the major themes of Advent (especially pertinent in these times) is to stay awake! The Lord has come in the Incarnation and is coming again. Another aspect, many saintly commentators have written on St. Joseph's reverence toward, not only the baby Jesus, but the most holy Mother of God. They speak of his awe-filled wonder at being the guardian of the Holy Family. Some years ago, when an image was making the rounds of Joseph embracing Mary and Jesus in a kinda "bear hug", pious Catholics and even Orthodox Christians winced at this depiction as overly sentimental and even sacrilegious.
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Nun News: Two Carmels Closed Within Weeks – But There Is a But

Cor orans isn't the only Francis document that seems directed at disbanding small (usually traditional) religious communities which are particularly contemplative women. Last month a directive forbade bishops from establishing new foundations without explicit Vatican approval. Seems as if globalism even applies to the spiritual life!
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Biden: Proud “Catholic” – Jewish Family

Yeah, she began "dating" her brother-in-law... Former ages thought this as incestuous. Plus didn't Dr. Jill also "date" Joe while her 1st husband was alive? Yes, I know, Trump had 3 'wives'. But you see we are told by the media he's the "worst person to have ever lived - literally Hitler" so that's to be expected.
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No Surprise: The Germans Impart Invalid Or Doubtful Confirmations

This is madness! Why not just wash your hands after the ceremony? You know like all those "health experts" have been telling us for the past 8+ months.
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THE YOUTH ARE READY TO EMBRACE THE MARK OF THE BEAST..

Perhaps this is the reason why Sweden didn't have to undergo the virus panic - they are already complying...
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Bishop apologizes for invalid baptisms in his diocese, warns of more cases

Earlier in his ‘reign’ Francis quipped that most marriages were probably invalid, seems he had some kind of inside knowledge. The problem is far more worse than one sacrament!
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Again: Yoga In the Church

So let me get this straight... it's too dangerous with the "pandemic" to attend church to worship God, but fine to go to yoga class? Held in the sanctuary no less! Forget the smoke of Satan, the evil has arrived!
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Sweden sticking to proven science

Very interesting - but I suspect it may be because the Swedes figured out "cases" mean nothing and you should just count actual sick people! ;)
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Bishop Schneider's Late Mother Was Not Impressed When Her Son Became A Bishop

What a wonderful example of true Christian motherhood! Reminds me of some of the saints' mothers who admonished their children to avoid sin at all costs. The headline grabbed me, since it seems to imply some lack of faith on her part (like Bergoglio's mother who was against here son being ordained) but I'm glad I was surprised at the real meaning.
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Priest Forbids KNEELING Under The Pretext Of Covid-19

Don't be surprised, but some dioceses on the East coast of the U.S. are saying just that. Where I live (Midwest) the bishops of Iowa came out in unison saying no Church attendance until a vaccine for the virus in the spring. They reversed this later. I wonder why. Maybe push back from the faithful?
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The Church Was Already Rotten Before The Council - Father Weinandy Sharply Contradicts John XXIII

Yes but Vatican II billed itself as a "pastoral council" NOT called to address any heresies but to open up and dialogue with the modern world. Seems like things were not addressed, but co-opted!
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Must-see! A 1967 video clip of a brand-new seminary in Scotland (dumped now)

Ugh! That music is something out of a horror movie - matches the architecture!
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Ashes of Mexican COVID-19 victims blessed at St. Patrick's

Notice the earthly remains of these supposed faithful departed appear not to be in dignified urns but packages like one receives in the mail. What a disgrace! Are there no consecrated cemetery plots in NY? The cardinal should have presided over a decent Christian burial. Church never should of allowed cremation.
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Litany of Loreto: Insertions with a Snag

Francis the tinkerer. Always trying to "update" popular devotions of the "peoples" to make some 'gesture' to serve his agenda. Even liberal liturgists I've heard are tired of this man's shenanigans!
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Benedict XVI In Germany - Visits Seriously Ill Brother

Does this mean Rome might face imminent destruction?
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Francis Writes A Book and NOBODY Pays Attention

Exactly... And how many "prayer" photo-op gestures are we up too now? Not even our dioceses, parishes, & religious orders ask the faithful to participate.
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Four Bishops: “No Public Masses" - Forever?

"Until a vaccine and widespread testing & tracing is available." - that means it will be YEARS! Are the bishops of Iowa serious? No sacraments or public worship of God until Bill Gates & the NWO get their microchip surveillance state in place. Will people even be permitted to gather then?
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American Bishop Calls German Confrere's Statement “Ridiculous and Heretical”

Unfortunately, many in our crazy sinful world consider such common sense insights offensive and even 'hate' speech! The 2 sexes is a matter of biology, not dogma per se. That Christ had a human nature means He had to be incarnated as either male or female. No transsexuals!
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New Personal Secretary Of Francis

Not in function, but I meant as in the "pretty face" of papal household to the media-conscious world. Remember Gaswein was on the cover of GQ!
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New Personal Secretary Of Francis

The new Gaswein since the latter is tarnished by "Bookgate"?