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Belgian Bishops Claim That Remarried Divorcees Can Receive Communion

Vatican upholds communion ban for remarried
That was then.
This is now.
Pope Francis says the majority of the world's bishops back his suggestion that civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion...

Think of it as, "unity in diversity."
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Trump's Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops "Are Wrong"

We are going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off of those [social] programs and get back in charge of their own lives.

Liberals don't think this way. Especially Catholic liberals who may have entirely different motives for their “compa$$ion.”

Report: George Soros Exploits Catholic ‘Useful Idiots’

Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to … [더보기]
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Good Peripheries and Bad Peripheries? By Fr Reto Nay

When the word "peripheries" is used in church-speak, it does not mean the simple and poor Catholics of whom Cardinal Sarah is a genuine expression. It means the opposite of its literal meaning. It means "mainstream".

Simple and poor Catholics are likely included in Pope Francis' use of the term peripheries but I'd bet there are more problematic inclusions as well.

Pope Francis again welcomes visit from Italy’s leading abortion advocate

Vatican: ‘Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer … [더보기]
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Leading Cardinal: Amoris Laetitia Is "Masterpiece", "on the Same Level" As Vatican II"

About himself Bassetti said that he "acts out of the instinct of the heart more than out of the reasons of the intellect."

Aquinas provides the most comprehensive treatment of this subject in the second part of the Summa theologiae. There, he explains that reason is comprised of two powers: one cognitive, the other appetitive. The cognitive power is the intellect, which enables us to know and understand. The intellect also enables us to apprehend the goodness a thing has. The appetitive … [더보기]
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Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

Waiting for Monsignor Luigi Negri to lambaste these murder victims, their parents and the victim's lifestyles without mentioning the actual perpetrators of the slaughter.
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Again: Pope Francis Supports Controversial Milagro Sala

Sala considers the Communist Che Guevara or Socialist Bolivian President Evo Morales as her political models. She is criticised for her lust of power, autocratic behaviour, and violent temper.
If she were only a man, she would have been at least a bishop by now.

Sala calls herself a "Catholic in my way"
That would be a great song title.
My Way
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Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

She's not very intelligent, I understand that her song lyrics are filthy and she's made various ignorant comments about the country of her birth. Yet, while Archbishop Negri is blaming everyone he can think of except the actual Islamic perpetrators of this murderous act, this simple minded twit, Ariana Grande, is doing this.


Sure there are probably promotional reasons for her paying for their funerals. Still, as we vulgarians occasionally say, “money talks, bull *excrement* walks.”
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Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

one of the best Italian bishops?

Is the following an appropriate comment made in public by a Catholic Cardinal? What does this say about our Church?

...the 74-year-old prelate supposedly said he hoped the Madonna would work a miracle and cause Pope Francis to die, referring to the example of Pope John Paul I, who died after just 33 days. Allegedly, Negri also had some harsh things to say about bishops’ appointments by Francis in the Italian dioceses of Bologna and Palermo. (In both cases, the pontiff tapped men seen as center-left to replace figures perceived as more conservative.)

One can't even imagine what the worst Italian bishops are like.
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Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

Hello Jungerheld,
I don't believe this is the time for such a caustic insesitive letter from Archbishop Luigi. This is a time for sympathy for the families of the victims. Typical for liberals, they will not mention those who were directly responsible for the murders but, as in this case, he would prefer to blame society, the parents and who knows what else rather than Pope Francis' dear Muslims.

He's not alone in doing this. Politicians have perfected this technique of looking for someone … [더보기]
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Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

I would agree in the nearly universal sentiment that all politicians are worthless and stupid but in addition Monsignor Luigi (the overstuffed bloated bishop whose god is his belly) proves that Catholic clerics will not be outdone by stupid politicians. In typical Catholic fashion, Monsignor Luigi gets it totally wrong.

What happened to the pastoral approach that we have heard so much about from the Catholic hierarchy including HH? What happened to having compassion for the families and … [더보기]
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New Osservatore Romano: Papal Meeting with Trump is below the fold

A transcript of the meeting leaked by an unnamed Russian source:

Pope: "I want to go home"
Aide: "You are home"
Pope: "I hate this"
Aide: "Just smile"
Pope: "These people are awful"
Aide: "Be nice"
Pope: "I want a cannoli"
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Vatican Attacks Trump Again

The facts are that President Trump and Pope Francis have little in common with respect to their world views. Under Francis, apologies to the Islamic world have become the official Vatican policy. Pope Francis has even denied that Islam itself is violent and claimed that the potential for violence lies within every religion, including Catholicism. With the terrorist attack this past Monday in the UK, I would have asked the pope,”Your Holiness, How many more people need to die in the name of … [더보기]
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Francis: Catholics Persecuted Communists?

Francis: Catholics Persecuted Communists?

Pope Francis grew up in socialist Argentina, an experience that left a deep impression on his thinking. He told the Latin American journalists Javier Camara and Sebastian Pfaffen that as a young man he “read books of the Communist Party that my boss in the laboratory gave me” and that “there was a period where I would wait anxiously for the newspaper La Vanguardia, which was not allowed to be sold with the other newspapers and was brought to us by … [더보기]
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Gloria.TV News on the 22nd of May 2017

Their problem is not the Moslems but the American regime (and its NATO poodles)

For some, it's always the fault of the West especially the Americans. However, facts don't lie. And how do the Americans respond to the injurious statements and slanderous accusations? With lots and lots of $$$$. www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/
Yet, it is never enough for the haters.

What did the Ruskies contribute? Russia contributed $7 million compared to the U.S. $1 1/2 Billion.
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Gloria.TV News on the 22nd of May 2017

The Christians Are Behind Assad: The Christians Are Behind Assad: The bishop denies that there is a civil war in Syria. Quote: "We live in peace in Syria. We love each other. We did not even know if somebody was Christian or Moslem.” He adds: "If the Syrian people were against President Assad, he could not survive for a month. The Syrian people support President Assad."
Auxiliary Bishop Jihad Mtanos Battah is was nothing more than a Dhimmi living under dhimmitud… [더보기]
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Pope Creates Five New Cardinals – One Is An Auxiliary Bishop

Francis has again decided to abide closely to the ceiling of 120 electors established by Paul VI in 1975, and when he gives the red hat to the five on June 28, he will have created 49 of the 121 electors that will have a right to vote in the next conclave. Link

49 is still too many since they are very likely to be leftist carbon copies of HH.
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Pope Creates Five New Cardinals – One Is An Auxiliary Bishop

"Liberal" Archbishop Juan José Omella:
Some observers describe Omella as “the Maradiaga of Spain,” referring to Honduran cruxnow.com/…/cardinal-oscar-…, the coordinator of the pope’s council of cardinal advisors and a figure widely seen as progressive and social justice-oriented.

"Liberal" Bishop Anders Arborelius:
“According to the Catholic Church's teaching, it is absolutely not allowed to discriminate homosexual people and it is wrong to exclude them from the community because of their … [더보기]
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Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga loses it

Interesting. Now they're going after one another. Cardinal Oscar is a Latin American 'progressive' nobody who has been and still is close to Pope Francis. Of course, he will defend his friend. Cardinal Burke will not respond. He's got too much class to get into the mud with this clown. Personally, I would speak to Cardinal Rodríguez privately (no witnesses) and, in so many words, would advise him to keep his big taco eating mouth shut or I would shut it for him.
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Gloria.TV News on the 19th of May 2017

Buddhist Vocation: “Charlie Brown”

Charlie Brown, really?
A nuncio (papal ambassador) is named Charlie Brown???
By any chance does Fr. Charlie Brown have a dog named…Snoopy?
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12 quotes by John Paul II.

A more detailed presentation of his quotes.

"Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God. The loftiness of this supernatural vocation reveals the greatness and the inestimable value of human life even in its temporal phase." Evangelium vitae
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World Youth Day: A Snake Eating the Cross?

The most well-known isthmus is the isthmus of Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean which is a central knot in the geography of the American countries and has had significant importance in the history of the American continent.

Note the similarity of the above picture with the graphic designed for World Youth Day.

Do I like the graphic? No! However, I understand what the 20 year-old student, Ámbar Calvo, has done. She's young, I think she means well and she's prett… [더보기]
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Swiss Bishops: Opening Of Mosque Is "Day Of Joy"

...they (the children) will find support in Islam and be strengthened with an open and tolerant attitude.

Let's see what happens when one of these futurehead-choppers becomes of age.
"Tolerant attitude” in Islam?
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Priest Participates in a Boxing Match

The event was to benefit charity and included some high profile (managers and businessmen) individuals. It wasn't a serious contest. Because of that, I'd say it's ok for the priest to participate. Whether or not the Olympian knocked a little sense into Father Jacek is debatable.
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Russia’s Top Religious Official Sprays Holy Water on Computers to Fend Off Ransomware Virus

Dr Stuart Reiss
the debris in the bottom is salt

As you should know, salt dissolves in water. Scattered pieces of waste, scrap, or litter do not.
Are you a real doctor or are just pretending to impress on Gloria.tv?
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What's the Pope's Favorite Website?

This picture was taken 3 years ago. Most (some?) of us were filled with optimism and anticipated a wonderful pontificate. A humble man (he carried his own luggage) was the new visible leader of the Catholic Church. Slowly, at first, our expectations remained unfulfilled and we were treated to something completely different than what we had hope for. A man who, when he took office, seemed endearingly informal — paying his own bill at his hotel, refusing to live in the Apostolic Palace, making … [더보기]
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Russia’s Top Religious Official Sprays Holy Water on Computers to Fend Off Ransomware Virus

Superstitious 'feel good' nonsense by the Ruskies.
Unholy properties of water

I never ever bless myself when entering a church or a chapel. Have you ever looked deeply into one of these fonts? Often you can actually see the debris floating around near the bottom of the font. The things that you can't see (bacteria, parasites, etc.) are much more dangerous especially when putting it on your face.
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Victory: U.S. Christians Do Not Have To Print For Homosexualists

The homos will have the shirts made somewhere so why shouldn't the Christians make the most of the situation. Make the shirts (bake the cake or whatever) but have the work done by another printer, baker, etc. and have it delivered back to your print shop but don't tell the homos. This will satisfy the guilty consciences of the Christian printers.

Here's where the fun starts. Make sure to tell the homos that you will be donating any profit earned from their order (your cost for the … [더보기]
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Zimbabwe Pastor Tried to Walk on Water - Was Eaten By Crocodiles

President Trump invited Pope Francis for lunch on his mega yacht.

The Pope accepted, and during lunch a puff of wind blew the Pontiff's zucchetto ( little white hat) off, right into the water. It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.

The crew and the secret service security team were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying "Never mind, boys, I'll get it."
The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on … [더보기]
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Gloria.TV News on the 15th of May 2017

Rabbi Schiller, have you heard this one?

A rabbi and a priest were sitting in front of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and they each had charity boxes in front of them to collect money.

The church goers that were passing by couldn’t believe the nerve of the rabbi, and purposely threw large sums of money into the priest’s charity box to spite the rabbi.
Finally one of the passer-by had sympathy on the rabbi, and advised him, “Go to a synagogue and collect there, you’ll have more … [더보기]
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Spectacular Church Growth: State President Wears Rosary Ring

The Catholic president of South Korea wears a rosary-ring?
How wonderful.

Symbolism over substance.
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Fatima: Francis Refuses to Kneel in Front of the Blessed Sacrament

In 2015, we can see that he clearly has a problem kneeling. I would guess he has arthritis in one or both hips (and/or knees) which has deteriorated further in the past 2 years. He does make exceptions (when there are cameras present) and likely has assistance for this kind of photo op. It is doubtful that he can kneel down on his own without assistance. Being obese doesn't help his condition.
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Four Femen-Prostitutes Acquitted

Inna Shevchenko is pretty isn't she?
But are they really prostitutes?

The activities of the Femen mob are absurd and dangerous for themselves. However, their expressed goals are directly opposed to prostitution as the organization states that it is against the sexual exploitation of women which, of course, includes prostitution.

The organization describes itself as "fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations - sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion"[10][더보기]
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Trump's Executive Order On Religious Liberty Is A Big Disappointment

President Trump's EO on Religious Liberty from a Catholic perspective.
Little Sisters Mother Provincial Mother Loraine Maguire, who stood beside Trump during the signing ceremony,issued a statement expressing the religious order's support. www.baltimoresun.com/…/bs-md-little-si…
"Today we are grateful for the President's order and look forward to the agencies giving us an exemption so that we can continue caring for the elderly poor and dying as if they were Christ himself … [더보기]
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Gloria.TV News on the 12th of May 2017

A Catholic: Bishop You has already asked the new president to abolish the death penalty...

Bible thumpers are forever criticizing Catholics for being "non-biblical" and, in this case, they are correct. Paul wrote in Romans:
4 For he is God's minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God's minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil.

The Catholic Chur… [더보기]
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U.S. Bishop John Stowe: Forget About Commandments and Eternal Salvation, Value Homo-Sex and Feeling…

We will know we have a Catholic pope when a bishop who pulls a stunt like this is reassigned to a nuns' nursing home. (in Moldova)
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Gloria.TV News on the 10th of May 2017

Dancing Pope?
Judging from a private video of the event, this doesn't seem to be true. It is rather the cameraman who is hopping up and down.

Don't forget, when he was known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis worked as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires. He had to have picked up a few moves from the 'old days.' He may have been tired when the Jewish delegation visited. However, when he's well rested and with his friends, Pope Francis can dance.
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Gloria.TV News on the 8th of May 2017

Deadly Right: U.S. supreme judge Neil Gorsuch mirrors his legendary predecessor Antonin Scalia

Judge Neil Gorsuch also mirrors the opinions of Augustine and Aquinas.
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Gloria.TV News on the 8th of May 2017

Evil: Ireland's constitution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_spee… explicitly requires that the publication of "blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter" be a criminal offense, leading the government to pass a new blasphemy law in 2009.
Something about Steven Fry:
Fry struggled to keep his homosexuality secret en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry during his teenage years at public school, and by his own account did not engage in sexual activity… [더보기]
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Gloria.TV News on the 5th of May 2017

Mission Without Mission: He [Pope Francis] defined evangelization as getting up, going out and listening to the people. He added: "It's not 'Going out and proselytize’." (proselytize = advocate or promote a belief or course of action).

It appears we have a clear example of Pope Francis' 'hermeneutic of rupture.' In 2013 Francis had defined 'evangilization' quite differently. He wrote in EVANGELII GAUDIUM:

110. After having considered some of the challenges … [더보기]
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Gloria.TV News on the 5th of May 2017

Jesuit Operating in the Wrong Field: I'll give the Deacon a break on his Judo training.

Judo is good exercise and a 'nice' sport especially for kids. It is less violent than Karate. However, for purposes of self-defense with either single or multiple opponents, Karate is the way to go. In fact, good Judo instructors will teach their students a few Karate techniques for self-defense purposes.
When I was in college an attractive young co-ed told me that her boyfriend was a black … [더보기]
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Austrian Cathedral is going to be "modernized"

Not surprising. Bishop Manfred Scheuer is just another one of the brain-numbed German modernists in Francis Church.