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Ecological Sins & Judaism Leads to Heaven
Concise Source for Conciliar Apostasy
What concise but comprehensive source(s) would you recommend to be shared with a Catholic who only knows the post-Vatican 2 Church which would explain to him the many changes that have taken place in the Church since Vatican 2?
You may recommend to your friend to read
We Resist You to the Face
. It is an encompassing overview that deals with the main changes in the Church up to John Paul II. It is a relatively short and easy-to-read summary.
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Now, progressivists are trying to enforce “sins” against ecology. In order to do so, they sophistically compare ecology to morals. Here is one recent example among many:
"Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, insisted the Pope’s support for climate-change science is not mere opinion, but part of the ordinary magisterium, and so is owed the same obedience by the faithful as the recognition that abortion is a mortal sin (which is also part of the ordinary magisterium, he pointed out)."
So, shortly they will be telling us that we are committing sin if we kill a duck when hunting, do not recycle used paper or use too much water in the shower.
I don’t know when this madness will end…
Red ‘Saint’ of Calcutta
I hope you did not miss the news that in December Pope Francis opened the door to the
canonization of Mother Teresa
The news came after the commission of cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints gave their unanimous positive verdict on December 15, thereby confirming the unanimous conclusion reached by the congregation’s own medical board on September 10 that the Brazilian man’s cure could not be explained scientifically.
The Vatican should announce her canonization soon. It’s likely that the congregation will also give the date for her canonization then, but most people in Rome expect it to take place on the coming September 4. But it’s not yet clear whether this will take place in Calcutta (as the Indian bishops hope) or in Rome.
If you add
and Arch. Romero to Mother Teresa, we have the team of extreme left entering the roll of Catholic saints. Should we not expect to shortly have also
Destruction of St. James Church, France
Gothic Church Saint-Jacques d'Abbeville demolished in the county of Somme, France, in 2013. This church survived the Great War intact. It is now gone!
This church has existed on this site for over one thousand years.
In November 2013, the rubble of the church was used by two 'artists', Fountain and La Mare Erick Vilquin, to create a work of contemporary 'art' entitled 'Build / deconstructed' and were on display at the Bastille Design Center in Paris.
This is unspeakable! The Novus Ordo is hell bent on removing everything Sacred, everything Divine, from this world. God have mercy!
A video in French of the destruction is available
My wife and I just saw
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
It is a very hard movie to watch. I don't think that I could do it again because of the hurt felt for those lives wasted by our traitorous government and the anger over those who were responsible for this moral atrocity at the highest levels of our government is overwhelming.
How dare Obama, Hillary (with her guilty role on Benghazi) and all of their enablers show their faces in public? The whole sorry lot of whom deserves to be being arrested and tried for treason for the murder that they committed by trashing those who are honorably serving their country with no concern for their well-being or that of their families.
There is not a pit low enough in hell for these consummately evil vermin who put the lives of our finest in peril for political expediency sake. The needless suffering and death that this Administration has caused cries out to Heaven for vengeance, and it will come as Almighty God is not mocked indefinitely!
This movie is mandatory viewing for all those who would dare to consider voting for more of the same. They need to consider that what they were witnessing could just have easily happened to one of their family members.
How anyone could leave
and not be moved to take action to NEVER allow this tragedy to happen again is unfathomable!
May God provide consolation for the families of all those who NEEDLESSLY suffered and died in Benghazi and let us pray for the repose of the souls of the fallen!
‘Do Not Even Try to Convert the Jews’
Let the progressivists tell it themselves, so no one can say we are putting an angry trad spin on things. The story below comes from the
New York Times.
Ho-hum document. We are all so accustomed to Jewish Catholic dialogue and inter-faith agreements - after years of the stuff with Paul VI, JPII and Benedict - why should we be surprised if Francis tries to finalize the issue, saying the same thing that's been said since Vatican II:
We aren't trying to convert the Jews. No, we aren't trying to convert anyone. Not Protestants, not Jews, certainly not Muslims. We don't even ask Catholics to follow the Ten Commandments and doctrine of the Church."
Vatican Says Catholics Should Not Try to Convert Jews
December 10, 2015, Rome — Catholics should not try to convert Jews, but should work together with them to fight anti-Semitism, the Vatican said on Thursday in a far-reaching document meant to solidify its increasingly positive relations with Jews.
Despite a long history of mutual suspicion and conflict, Christianity and Judaism are deeply intertwined, and Christians should treat the subject of the Holocaust with sensitivity and repel any anti-Semitic tendencies, the Vatican wrote. Titled “The Gifts and Calling of God Are Irrevocable,” the document was issued by the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews.
Addressing an issue that has been a sore point between the two faiths for centuries, the commission wrote that the Church was “obliged to view evangelization to Jews, who believe in the one God, in a different manner from that to people of other religions and world views.” It specified that “the Catholic Church neither conducts nor supports any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews.”
Analysts said the language in the document seemed intended to put the issue to rest. “It clearly states that salvation doesn’t come from the Jews’ conversion, but it’s very respectful of their own mission,” said Alberto Melloni, the director of a liberal Catholic research institution, the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna. He called the message “a courageous and important written document of the Catholic Church.”
Coming 50 years after the Vatican formally repudiated the idea of collective Jewish guilt for Jesus’ death, the document emphasized the tight and inescapable link between Christianity and Judaism. “A Christian can never be an anti-Semite, especially because of the Jewish roots of Christianity,” it stated. Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Vatican Commission, said that the Church’s dialogue with Jews was not just inter-religious, but “intra-religious, or intra-familiar.”
Jewish leaders praised the document and the way that Catholic-Jewish relations had progressed. “To its great credit, this document seeks to reflect a sincere comprehension of Jewish self-understanding,” Rabbi David Rosen, the international director of inter-religious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, said.
He noted that the document quoted extensively from Jewish rabbinical sources and recognized their interpretive validity, as well as the place of the Torah in the life of Jews. “It’s a major step in Jewish-Catholic relationships even that a rabbi and Jewish thinker were on stage with Cardinal Koch and Father Norbert,” said Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg, the director of inter-faith relations and outreach at the Multi-faith Alliance for Syrian Refugees in New York City. (He referred to the Rev. Norbert J. Hoffman, the secretary of the Vatican commission.) “That they were invited to participate in a presentation of a Vatican document is such a great symbol,” Rabbi Greenberg said.
Before the Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965, Catholic prayers said on Good Friday, the day that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion and death, called Jews “perfidious.” The revisions to the Mass ordered by the Council eliminated that characterization, but some other language that Jewish groups found offensive continued to be said by ultra-traditional Catholics using old-style Latin prayers, including a reference to “the blindness of that people.” Pope Benedict XVI ordered those prayers changed in 2008.
Posted January 28, 2016
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