Dante Alighieri
The rise and fall of Pope Benedict XVI | DW Documentary “Pope Benedict XVI led the Catholic Church into the greatest crisis it has faced since the Reformation. Namely, the worldwide child sexual …More
The rise and fall of Pope Benedict XVI | DW Documentary
“Pope Benedict XVI led the Catholic Church into the greatest crisis it has faced since the Reformation. Namely, the worldwide child sexual abuse scandal. Filmmaker Christoph Röhl tells the story of this pope’s rise and fall, both of which were symptomatic of the church's larger failures... The interviewees, all of whom worked within the clerical system, describe how Ratzinger's policies contributed to the dramatic loss of moral authority from which the Church still suffers, today. This is an epic story, starring a tragic hero. Ratzinger... came to realize that his worst enemies were inside the Church - even within his inner circle. The film tells the story of a lonely man who began his career as a reformer, only to leave the public eye in disgrace.”
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John A Cassani
It would be hard to find anyone who was a priest from the ‘50s through the ‘70s who was completely untainted by sex abuse. Pretty much everyone knew …More
It would be hard to find anyone who was a priest from the ‘50s through the ‘70s who was completely untainted by sex abuse. Pretty much everyone knew that active homosexuals were being ordained in large numbers, and did nothing about it. Many were aware of actual abuse and did nothing. If you go to the documents section of bishopaccountability.org and look at the letters of Humberto Cardinal Medeiros of Boston, you can see the horribly weak response of one such prelate who could have actually done some good. Ratzinger’s record probably is very similar.
Jeffrey Ade
I think a man's worst enemy is himself! BXVI brought all his troubles with him, when he accepted the office!
Pope Francis and the gentle revolution | DW Documentary “DW-TV looks back on what this pope has achieved in the last eight years: the opposition he has met with, and where he appears to have failed. …More
Pope Francis and the gentle revolution | DW Documentary
“DW-TV looks back on what this pope has achieved in the last eight years: the opposition he has met with, and where he appears to have failed. We interview people close to him, his supporters and critics among the clergy, and Main Street Catholics — with their hopes and expectations of the “little poor man” in the Vatican.”
(If you noticed, according to DW, Benedict bad, Francis good.)
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Why Pope Francis' election could be invalid according to John Paul II document
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Dante Alighieri
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Cannabis causes psychosis. Psychosis causes violence.
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Cannabis causes psychosis. Psychosis causes violence.

Yep, there it is, the first reference to cannabis use by Salvador Ramos, the Texas elementary school killer. In the New York Times. Took 24 hours, …
Dante Alighieri
From the article: "Yep, there it is, the first reference to cannabis use by Salvador Ramos, the Texas elementary school killer. In the New York …More
From the article: "Yep, there it is, the first reference to cannabis use by Salvador Ramos, the Texas elementary school killer. In the New York Times. Took 24 hours, give or take. And Ms. Rodriguez recalled he would often talk about how much he despised his mother and grandmother, whom he told her did not let him smoke weed or do what he wanted... Meanwhile, cities like Portland, Oregon have suffered an explosion in violence following the legalization of cannabis. Portland had 16 murders in 2013, the year before voters in Oregon approved full legalization. Last year it had 90. It’s on pace to have even more in 2022. It has gone from being one of the safest medium-sized cities in the United States to one of the most dangerous. Denver has seen a similar trend."
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Ascension of Jesus Christ by Fra Angelico, c. 1450
Vision of St Augustine by Sandro Botticelli c. 1488 "According to a legend, St Augustine the bishop, while he was thinking about the Holy Trinity, met a child on the beach who was attempting to use …More
Vision of St Augustine by Sandro Botticelli c. 1488
"According to a legend, St Augustine the bishop, while he was thinking about the Holy Trinity, met a child on the beach who was attempting to use a spoon to transfer the waters of the ocean into a small hole. When Augustine explained to him that this was not possible, the child replied that it was far more foolish to try to find an explanation for the mystery of the Trinity." (Web Gallery of Art)
“When books were scarce, the situation was different: The North African boy who later became known to history as St Augustine spent countless hours of his education poring over, analyzing word by word, and memorizing a handful of books, most of them by Virgil and Cicero; this model was followed largely because no one had many books, so each one was treated as precious. Augustine’s biographer Peter Brown has commented that some of Augustine’s intellectual eccentricities are the product of ‘a mind steeped too long in too few books’ – …More
giveusthisday
Dante, thank you for that. Gibbon is often cited as the expert on the fall of Rome, and as you point out, was anti-Catholic.
pw
Perhaps the critics are unaware of Tractatus in Johannem.
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Probably a loose nut behind the wheel.
Jeffrey Ade
"Fix It Again Tony!"
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FAIT
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Whoopi Goldberg: I’m Going to Punch Somebody if I Hear ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ from Another Republican
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Whoopi Goldberg: I’m Going to Punch Somebody if I Hear 'Thoughts and Prayers' from Another Republic…

Whoopi Goldberg expressed her displeasure over hearing Republicans offering “thoughts and prayers” in response to Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb …
Jeffrey Ade
Try it in the mirror! PLEASE!
aderito
Just be carefull you don't get punched yourself
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St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, 'Holy silence allows us to hear the voice of God more clearly.'
“Pope Francis appoints pro-LGBT cardinal praised by top Freemason as president of Italian bishops’ conference Cardinal Zuppi ‘would be a very good pope’ said Masonic Grand Master Gioele Magaldi in …More
“Pope Francis appoints pro-LGBT cardinal praised by top Freemason as president of Italian bishops’ conference
Cardinal Zuppi ‘would be a very good pope’ said Masonic Grand Master Gioele Magaldi in 2020.
News of his appointment as CEI president was subsequently welcomed by notorious pro-LGBT priest Father James Martin SJ and the pro-LGBT site ‘gay.it.’”
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Pope Francis appoints pro-LGBT cardinal praised by top Freemason as president of Italian bishops’ …

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Ultraviolet
"Eider that..." I see whut U did thar, @Alex A
Alex A
If he walks and talks like a duck, then he must be a duck. Eider that or a goose!
A Benepapist Civil War? I think this article explains a few things, or at least brings you up to date on the Benedict Is Pope theory, from a non-believer in the theory. As far as I can tell, he has …More
A Benepapist Civil War?
I think this article explains a few things, or at least brings you up to date on the Benedict Is Pope theory, from a non-believer in the theory. As far as I can tell, he has the knowledge, but no credentials. Just a guy writing articles. From the article: “However, it appears this period of peaceful coexistence between the ‘Barnhardtians‘ and ‘Cioncians‘ may be nearing the end, there are signs a Benepapist Civil War may be emerging. The first salvo was fired by Andrea Cionci who in an open letter to Ms. Barnhardt and Dr. Mazza –published on Patrick Coffins site — laid out the case for his theory against Barnhardtian Benepapism...”
Ann’s opinion, as she stated again today NonVeni Crosspost: Jesus doesn’t require any “secret codes” for men to be saved. The Church is VISIBLE, including at her Earthly Head. | Barnhardt
as I interpret her, is that Benedict resigned improperly on purpose so that the next pope would intentionally be an anti-pope whose mishandling of …More
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A Benepapist Civil War?

May 22, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – There has been an interesting, recent development in the world of those arguing “Benedict is (still) pope” or BiP[1]…
Mathathias Maccabeus
Thanks to @Live Mike For providing the evidence that the chief argument (that being that the resignation was not manifested properly) is wrong. …More
Thanks to @Live Mike For providing the evidence that the chief argument (that being that the resignation was not manifested properly) is wrong. From the source he provided: Can a Pope Ever Resign?
“[properly manifested] Since the pope is the Church’s Supreme Legislator, he can interpret this law however he wishes. In the end, therefore, it wouldn’t really matter, so long as the pope’s decision was expressed clearly…”
Well, as we have shown time and time again, Benedict very clearly expressed his resignation from the bishopric of Rome, and the Papacy.
Steven O'Reilly
@Dante Alighieri , precisely what "credentials" qualifies one to comment on Benepapism? I am a baptized Catholic, with a Catholic education through …More
@Dante Alighieri , precisely what "credentials" qualifies one to comment on Benepapism? I am a baptized Catholic, with a Catholic education through university, a masters degree from Georgia Tech, and common sense.
So, what special qualifications do the leading Benepapists have that allow them to spout the nonsense they do? Now...that aside. For those unfamiliar with my blog, RomaLocutaEst, here is an article with links to my recent articles against the main arguments of the leading Benepapists, including Barnhardt, Cionci, Docherty, Mazza, and Acosta.
The Case against those who claim “Benedict is (still) pope”
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Pelosi Receives Communion Despite Archbishop’s Orders “Pelosi reportedly took Holy Communion at the 9 a.m. mass at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, according to Politico Playbook... …More
Pelosi Receives Communion Despite Archbishop’s Orders
“Pelosi reportedly took Holy Communion at the 9 a.m. mass at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, according to Politico Playbook... The church’s pastor, Father Kevin Gillespie, said last year he would hand President Joe Biden Communion at the altar despite his pro-abortion viewpoints. ‘Everyone is welcome,’ he said. ‘He’s a man of faith, and I would give Communion to him like any other Catholic coming up for the Eucharist.’”
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Pelosi Receives Communion Despite Archbishop’s Orders

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reportedly received communion during a Sunday mass despite her archbishop banning her from the practice, Politico …
michael newman
No she didn’t receive communion, she ate her own condemnation.
Jeffrey Ade
Duh!!!???
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Whoopi: "The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for speaker Nancy Pelosi to be denied receiving Communion because of her pro-choice stance ... this is not your job, dude. That is not up to you …More
Whoopi: "The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for speaker Nancy Pelosi to be denied receiving Communion because of her pro-choice stance ... this is not your job, dude. That is not up to you to make that decision."
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Whoopi comes to Pelosi's defense over communion ban, "it's not your job"

Whoopi Comes To Pelosi's Defense Over Communion Ban: 'It's Not Your Job' Whoopi Goldberg spoke out in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after …
Child of Our Lady
"This is not your job, dude! You can't — that is not up to you to make that decision," Goldberg said. "You know, what is the saying? It's kind of …More
"This is not your job, dude! You can't — that is not up to you to make that decision," Goldberg said. "You know, what is the saying? It's kind of amazing. But, you know, what is the point of communion, right? It's for sinners. It's for sinners. It's the reward of saints, but the bread of sinners. How dare you?"
God gives us two lines of defense against saying something stupid like you just said. Our teeth & our lips. Once we open those, those words will haunt you Whoopi.
I have a feeling we have a 5th sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance. It is receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion unworthily.
It is even more vile than abortion as it directly offends Our Lord and His Real Presence. Nothing sets me off more than this & the complete irreverence towards Our Lord in Holy Communion.
CatholicDoors
Whoopi doo, Satan has a reservation for you. Enjoy your fame while you can. Those who go to Heaven are the humble who keep their mouth shut.
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"The reason we have such massive slaughter of innocents is because we have become a fornicating society, an adulterous society, a homosexual society and a contraceptive society. Unchaste people are …More
"The reason we have such massive slaughter of innocents is because we have become a fornicating society, an adulterous society, a homosexual society and a contraceptive society. Unchaste people are selfish people." -Fr. John Hardon
Dante Alighieri
@Sp . . There are two recent articles about him in Rorate Caeli: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 …More
@Sp . . There are two recent articles about him in Rorate Caeli: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 critique of the “revised draft” of the Catechism (Part 1). Apparently they did not use his suggestions, but I am not sure if his complaints are reflected in the Catechism, Second Edition, I have from 1997. There is the even newer revision with Pope Francis's death penalty change.
Important study: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 critique of the “revised draft” of the Catechism (Part 1)
Fr. John Hardon’s Commentary on a Draft of the CCC (Part 2)
Fr. John Hardon’s Commentary on a Draft of the CCC (Part 2)
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John Anthony Hardon was an American Jesuit priest, writer, and theologian. He is recognized by the Catholic Church as a Servant of God
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On the left a still image from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) with alien Klaatu ("Mr. Carpenter") lying in jail cell after being shot with robot Gort to the rescue. On the right is Raphael's …More
On the left a still image from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) with alien Klaatu ("Mr. Carpenter") lying in jail cell after being shot with robot Gort to the rescue. On the right is Raphael's Deliverance of Saint Peter (1514) with an angel to the rescue as described in Acts 12. The director was apparently an art history buff.
Dr Bobus
The director was the renown Robert Wise, who also directed Sound of Music, West Side Story, and the Sand Pebbles
Padre Pio, 'After my death I will do more. My real mission will begin after my death.'
Letter of Saint Athanasius to His Flock: The Catholic Church Ravaged in the Fourth Century Saint Athanasius lived in the fourth century during the time of what used to be considered the greatest …More
Letter of Saint Athanasius to His Flock: The Catholic Church Ravaged in the Fourth Century
Saint Athanasius lived in the fourth century during the time of what used to be considered the greatest crisis of faith ever to befall the Catholic Church, the Arian Heresy. (The Arians denied the Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The vast majority of Churchmen fell into this heresy, so much so that Saint Jerome wrote of the period, "The whole world groaned and was amazed to find itself Arian". Athanasius was the Bishop of Alexandria in Egypt for 46 years. He was banned from his diocese at least five times and spent a total of 17 years in exile. He even suffered an unjust excommunication from Pope Liberius (325-366) who was under Arian influence. It is a cold fact of history that Athanasius stood virtually alone against the onslaught of heretical teaching ravaging the Church of his day – begetting the familiar phrase, "Athanasius contra mundum", that is, "Athanasius against the world".
"May …More
Is the Ark of the Covenant REALLY lost? The Ark of the Covenant has since the ancient Fathers been a metaphor for the Blessed Virgin Mary. As the Ark contained the Ten Commandments and a pot of the …More
Is the Ark of the Covenant REALLY lost?
The Ark of the Covenant has since the ancient Fathers been a metaphor for the Blessed Virgin Mary. As the Ark contained the Ten Commandments and a pot of the Manna from Heaven within it, so the Virgin as the New Ark contained the New Law and Bread of Life in her womb. (The Ark also contained Aaron's rod which turned into a snake before Pharaoh, but I do not know what the symbolism of that is. Any guesses? Something about Eve?)
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Mathathias Maccabeus
Because she is the Ark of the New Covenant @Live Mike, superior in every way.
Live Mike
Why is Our Lady the "Ark of the Covenant" in the Litany of Loreto? The Virgin Mary - The Ark of the New Covenant +++ The Old Covenant is Revoked: …More
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The Development of Christian Doctrine is evolution with no missing links. Are there any Catholics out there who have a problem with Newman? I think so.
WHICH POPE SAID THIS? "Everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same."More
WHICH POPE SAID THIS?
"Everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same."
Dante Alighieri
Pope Frankie says: “Don’t look at me. It was a trick question. Although I may use the line in my next encyclical or motu proprio, it actually comes …More
Pope Frankie says: “Don’t look at me. It was a trick question. Although I may use the line in my next encyclical or motu proprio, it actually comes from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel of social upheaval, ‘The Leopard,’ also a film by Luchino Visconti starring Burt Lancaster. Remember: Go forward, Move ahead."