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Re: Forrest Gump goes to the Vatican
« Reply #285 on: February 21, 2017, 08:51:51 PM »
Keep an eye on this man seen here dining with the "Pope":



His name is Gustavo Vera.

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« Reply #286 on: June 01, 2017, 01:38:19 PM »
In Wake Of Manchester, Pope Francis Asserts Equivalence Between Islam And Christianity
This pope’s inclination to advance an ideological stance over rational judgment does not bode well for Catholicism or the future of the West. Willful blindness endangers both.

Maureen Mullarkey
MAY 30, 2017

On the papal flight back to Rome from Fatima, Francis held his customary en passant interview with hand-picked members of the press. Protective of their access, reporters on board are habitually reluctant to question aggressively or press for frankness. The aptly named Fátima Campos Ferreira, of Portuguese Radio and Television, asked the pontiff:

From this historical standpoint, what remains now for the Church and for the whole world? Also, Fatima has a message of peace, and the Holy Father is going to receive in the Vatican in coming days – on 24 May – the American President Donald Trump. What can the world hope for from this meeting, and what does the Holy Father hope for from this meeting?

Following the pattern of Marian apparitions at La Salette, France, in 1846, the experiences of the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 were apocalyptic in tone. Their visions carried warning of grave peril and called the faithful to heed the urgency of penance. Repentance and reparation were the keynotes that made Fatima a fulcrum of opposition against communism during the Cold War era. Ferreira’s reference to a vaporous “message of peace” was the signal for Francis to deliver a trademark feint. He seized his cue:

That Fatima has a message of peace, certainly. . . . And I would like to say something which touched my heart. Before leaving, I received some scientists of various religions who were doing research at the Vatican Observatory at Castel Gandolfo. Some were agnostic or atheists. An atheist said to me: ‘I am an atheist’; he didn’t say what nationality he was or where he came from. He spoke in English, so I couldn’t tell and I didn’t ask him. ‘I ask you a favour: tell Christians that they must love Muslims more’. That is a message of peace.

The Vatican transcript continues:

Fátima Campos Ferreira:  Is that what you are going to say to Trump?

Pope Francis: [smiles]

Ten days later, a Muslim suicide bomber murdered 22 people and mangled scores more at Manchester Arena. The Vatican released a telegram signed by its secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin: “His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life caused by the barbaric attack in Manchester, and he expresses his heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this senseless act of violence.”

But the violence was not senseless. It was purposeful, a calculated act of Islamic orthodoxy. After the Gaza War in 2009, Yusuf al-Qaradawi summarized the deadly core of Islam with an endorsement of jihad: “Oh, Allah, count their numbers, and kill them down to the very last one.” Al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian, is one of the Muslim world’s most eminent theologians and head of the International Union of Islamic Scholars.

This Directive Only Seems to Apply One Way

The pope visited Egypt shortly after the Palm Sunday bombing of two Coptic churches that killed 45 Christians. No record exists of him having told the Egyptians to love Christians more. No one heard him ask them to love Jews more or hold Israel closer. Instead, he asserted “the incompatibility of violence and faith.” It was an affirmation made against all historic evidence and in denial of the nature of Islam.

Papal condolences, delivered indirectly by telegram to the victims of the Manchester nail bomb, omitted any reference to Islam. The statement took pains to avoid it. Absent any recognition of the true cause of the attack, Francis’ “solidarity” is meaningless. Note that he was “deeply saddened”—not angered, outraged, or even offended. We are saddened when kittens die, or a sick spaniel is put down. But when innocent persons are massacred something more muscular is required. The fatuity of sadness in the face of murder invites the next atrocity.

If ever there were a time to call down judgment on acolytes of annihilation, this is it. Refusal to name the motive for slaughter comes unnervingly close to the old legal maxim: Silence equals assent. Certainly, Francis does not sanction the violence. Not at all. What he assents to is the multicultural dogma of religious equivalency—the Same God myth—and the lethal fairytale that Islam is not inherently violent.

These Religious Equivalents Are False and Dangerous

Since it burst out of the Arabian desert in the seventh century, Islam swept across the known world by terror. It was the blitzkrieg of its age. As Islam reasserts itself (as Hilaire Belloc predicted it would) after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, terror is once again its gospel and its weapon. To take the violence out of Islam, Muslims would have to abandon all belief in the Quran as the word of Allah. It would have to reject the warlord Mohammed as his prophet and a model of conduct. In short, Islam would be required to denature itself—something unlikely to happen on the interfaith circuit.

If ever there were a time for judgment to be called down on acolytes of annihilation, this is it. The Chair of Peter is a high rostrum from which to proclaim the primacy of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus over the Islamic worldview. Allah, of course, would be displeased. And Francis is hostile to anything that might resemble missionary activity. In a 2014 interview with journalist Pablo Calvo for the Argentine weekly Viva, he said: “The worst thing you can do is religious proselytizing, which paralyzes. No. Each one must dialogue from his own identity.”

Francis cherishes the fallacy that Western affluence—the unspecified “economy that excludes”—is the incendiary, not Islamic identity:

Terrorism grows when there are no other options, and when the center of the global economy is the god of money and not the person — men and women — this is already the first terrorism!

Last July, arriving in France just after a pious Muslim had slit the throat of an elderly priest, the pope intoned: “All religions want peace.” A month later, on the flight home from World Youth Day, he delivered this to the court press:

I don’t like to speak of Islamic violence, because every day, when I browse the newspapers, I see violence, here in Italy. This one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law. And these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics! If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence. . . . [Religion] is like a fruit salad; there’s everything. I believe that in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists.

A logical shambles, the remarks embarrass the Christian church. An Italian who murders his girlfriend—his mother-in-law, his bookie, his dentist—is not under standing orders from God to rid the entire world of their kind. Catholicism did not make him do it. This pope’s inclination to advance an ideological stance over rational judgment does not bode well for Catholicism or the future of the West. Willful blindness endangers both.

The unspoken name—Islam—withheld from the papal telegram to Manchester parallels Francis’ wordless smile in response to the Portuguese reporter’s in-flight question. It is the smile of oblivion on the face of one of Thomas Ligotti’s demonic clowns.

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Re: A foolish boy attempting to do a man's work
« Reply #287 on: June 01, 2017, 02:00:20 PM »
it's ok, one day you will learn to think.
I invited them to, but it was never compulsory. They usually cheerfully accepted, except for the few occasions where my son chose to lie on the floor instead.

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Re: A foolish boy attempting to do a man's work
« Reply #288 on: June 01, 2017, 02:18:57 PM »
it's ok, one day you will learn to think.
--I don't think he has the capacity for that sort of thing.

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Re: A foolish boy attempting to do a man's work
« Reply #289 on: June 01, 2017, 02:30:45 PM »
--I don't think he has the capacity for that sort of thing.

I think you are correct.  I was responding to the poster's inability.
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Re: A foolish boy attempting to do a man's work
« Reply #290 on: June 01, 2017, 11:44:52 PM »
I think you are correct.
--I usually am, but in this case it's rather obvious to even non-believers like yourself.

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Re: A foolish boy attempting to do a man's work
« Reply #291 on: June 02, 2017, 07:51:50 AM »
--I usually am, but in this case it's rather obvious to even non-believers like yourself.

I see your failure at big boy posts every day here.
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Re: Forrest Gump goes to the Vatican
« Reply #292 on: July 14, 2017, 09:41:24 AM »
Worst pope ever?
 
By Matt C. Abbott

The following is a powerful commentary from Father Brian W. Harrison, O.S., M.A., S.T.D., which speaks for itself:

The question raised in the title line above is, I am afraid, no longer just a way to let off rhetorical steam. The present Holy Father is not of course a libertine or a worldly and irreligious seeker of power and wealth, as were a few notoriously immoral medieval and Renaissance popes (e.g., John XII, Alexander VI or Julius II).

On the contrary, Francis is a man whom no one has accused of failing to live up to his Jesuit's vow of chastity; and his modest personal lifestyle and concern for the poor are not only well-known to all, but remind us that these virtues are central to Christ's Gospel.

However, the Church's greatest and most essential treasure – to be guarded and preserved at all costs – is the revealed deposit of saving truth: Christ's doctrine, transmitted through Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium, and given its primary living expression in the Sacred Liturgy.

The aforesaid 'bad popes,' in spite of grave scandals in their personal lives, rarely if ever made public statements that contradicted or undermined Catholic orthodoxy. But Pope Francis has not only done that innumerable times in a seeming effort to accommodate Christian doctrine to the worldly 'wisdom' of current secular élites; he is – still worse! – harshly punishing those offering orthodox resistance and filling the Church's key leadership positions with like-minded prelates who will, he hopes, entrench his revolution permanently.

Since this project is provoking a terrible and unprecedented crisis throughout the Catholic Church, and is set to do her far greater long-term damage than an immoral private papal lifestyle, the question must be raised in deadly seriousness as to whether he is the worst pope in history. Not the worst man to attain the papacy; the worst pope – qua pope. The pope whose governance of the universal Church is the most harmful on record.

This pungent LifeSiteNews 'A-to-Z' list of the boldest Bergoglian bombshells, all backed up with hyperlinks to documentary sources – click here to read it – strikes me as an excellent resource to pass on to friends and family whose views have been formed by glowing mainstream media presentations of Francis as a smiling, humble, open-minded pontiff, and who therefore can't imagine why any Catholic should be troubled by his leadership.

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Re: Forrest Gump goes to the Vatican
« Reply #293 on: August 11, 2017, 07:25:27 PM »
Pope Francis attacks conservative Catholics -- and Trump?



John Moody
August 08

Someone brought a dog to mass at my parish this weekend. It lay smack in the middle of the main aisle, forcing parishioners to edge around it. No one said anything, but the symbolism was not lost on some in attendance: dogs may be going to church, but the universal Roman Catholic Church is going to the dogs.

Under Pope Francis, the church has abandoned many of its bedrock positions on issues like divorce and homosexuality in favor of a “why not?” attitude. Francis has scolded people for being rich, sided with illegal immigrants, and suggested the church should be a refuge for the poor.

He has sidelined conservative cardinals, installed like-minded allies in key jobs, taken personal control of the Knights of Malta for defying him, and generally sent the signal that behind his amiable smile and humble talk lurks a radically liberal agenda.

The latest example of the pope’s blueprint for the future is contained in an article penned by two of his closest confidantes. They believe that conservative Catholics in the United States have formed a coalition with Evangelical Protestants to push Donald Trump’s agenda, which the authors call a “Manichean vision.” The article, in the Jesuit publication La Civiltà Cattolica, could not have been printed without Francis’s knowledge and approval.

The pope left little doubt about his feelings toward Trump when the president and first lady visited the Vatican earlier this year. In their joint photo, Francis frowns as if he smelled something bad in the room.

In addition to rejecting Trump’s worldview, the article’s authors single out White House strategist Stephen Bannon as a “supporter of apocalyptic geopolitics.”

 “The pope is expressing his displeasure at the election of Donald Trump as president and with the Catholics who voted for him,” says Deal Hudson, former Catholic Outreach director for the Republican National Committee. “It came as a huge surprise to the establishment of the church, who were pulling for Hillary Clinton.”

Now, says Hudson, the pope is wielding his power as CEO of the Church to tell American Catholics “we are bad Christians. This was his way of calling us a basket of deplorables without using that phrase.”

 “This pope does not like the culture war,” says Robert Royal, president of the Faith and Reason Institute and a commentator on the Catholic network EWTN. “The real tragedy is they’re trying to discredit some types of religious action in the public square, while they are very active in advocating for the environment, immigrants and stopping human trafficking.”

Francis can run the church any way he wants. But demonizing conservative American Catholics is a risky business. They have deep pockets and long memories.

It is, in the end, a dog eat dog world – and church.

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Re: Forrest Gump goes to the Vatican
« Reply #294 on: August 11, 2017, 07:30:02 PM »
So how long have you been using Obamacare?   ;D

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Re: Forrest Gump goes to the Vatican
« Reply #295 on: August 14, 2017, 08:49:40 AM »
Sorry newbie. The story doesn't say whether or not there was any "felching" involved. Gueass you'll just have to use your imagination. 


Pope Francis Gets Himself Involved in A Gay Milieu Crime



Pope Francis has written to the mother of Vincenzo Ruggiero, a 25-year-old Italian homosexual who was murdered by another homosexual on July 7 in a fit of jealousy over their relationship with a transvestite with whom Ruggiero was cohabitating.

Ruggiero is described in the media as a gay activist and former "Mister Gay Italia" although he does not appear among the recent winners of this contest. Francis' letter, signed by Archbishop Georg Gänswein, informs Ruggiero's mother that Francis plans a private meeting with her. It is unclear why Francis got himself so intimately involved in this case.

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Re: Forrest Gump goes to the Vatican
« Reply #296 on: August 14, 2017, 09:02:02 AM »
Sorry newbie. The story doesn't say whether or not there was any "felching" involved. Gueass you'll just have to use your imagination. 


Pope Francis Gets Himself Involved in A Gay Milieu Crime



Pope Francis has written to the mother of Vincenzo Ruggiero, a 25-year-old Italian homosexual who was murdered by another homosexual on July 7 in a fit of jealousy over their relationship with a transvestite with whom Ruggiero was cohabitating.

Ruggiero is described in the media as a gay activist and former "Mister Gay Italia" although he does not appear among the recent winners of this contest. Francis' letter, signed by Archbishop Georg Gänswein, informs Ruggiero's mother that Francis plans a private meeting with her. It is unclear why Francis got himself so intimately involved in this case.

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You brought felching to the forum recently.  Between that and your expressed desire to sniff urine you have a serious problem.
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