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Francis’ Divorced Parents & Snopes’ Lies
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St. Philomena Feast Day
Today after Holy Mass, I asked Sister J. to display the small statue that stands on a small wall platform behind the pulpit of the Immaculate Conception in the Society of St. Pius V Church in Cincinnati, OH. …
Happy Feast, St. Philomena 2016, Dr. Horvat, & the three other lady authors of
Please join us for the Third Annual Silent St. Philomena Feast Day in Cleveland OH. at 3pm East Time, when the Angelus bell tones its deep somber tone at the ruins.
Tell me if it is appropriate for a bishop to hug a girl so close as he did in WJD 2016.
Francis, a Son of Divorced Parents
I did not know that Francis’ parents had divorced. Read an article on the topic
If this is true it is quite curious, isn’t it? It would explain some of his psychological unbalance.
Do you remember he said three year ago that he had to move to Casa Santa Marta and not live at the Papal Palace due to
? That excuse had never become clear to me. Now, if he is really a son of a broken family, many of his extravagant attitudes can find some sort of ground.
Although I believe that what really explains the revolution he is making in the papacy is the progressivist agenda. The previous conciliar popes were sons of normally constituted families and followed the same pathway.
Keep the good work.
Syracuse Church Transformed into a Mosque
This is very sad anniversary indeed. One year ago the
Church of Holy Trinity in Syracuse
, NY, was sold and transformed into a mosque.
Another indication of the refusal to recognize a religious war. We are actually giving our churches to the Muslims, who have vowed to conquer us, whatever the means. Crosses painted over and cut down. How symbolic of the destruction of the Catholic Church and civilization.
I transcribed the news report of the time below
Historic Church Turned Into a Mosque with Taxpayer Funding
Muslims are converting a former Roman Catholic church into mosque. The plan, approved by US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board, is
funded by U.S. tax dollars
Syracuse is the new Dearborn and there are many others forming. Refugees have been pouring into the U.S. and they are 75% Muslim. Some countries will only take Christians. We do the reverse.
An historic Catholic Church, Holy Trinity, was purchased by a Muslim and is being renovated by the Muslim community with tax dollars.
More than 10,000 crosses were painted over inside and six on the outside were cut down. These are historic crosses.
The new owners are erasing, not only crosses, but the historic and rich history of the Italians and Germans who once worshipped there. All trace will soon be gone from this historic church.
No pictures or video of the crosses being removed were allowed to be taken but the crosses have to be stored somewhere on site.
Throughout Europe, thousands of churches have closed and they too are becoming Mosques and we now see them in Brooklyn, Long Island and in many towns and cities in America. The Muslim community in Syracuse has largely grown because of Catholic Charities which has become a paid conduit for the refugees.
About a thousand refugees a year pile into this poor area with substantial sums going to the Catholic Church. They received a $3 million dollar grant last year.
Snopes Works for the Left
If anyone tells you that biased Snopes is trustworthy, send him this.
Snopes Gets Busted Trying to Cover Obama’s Lies
Rumor-disproving website Snopes has proven itself especially unreliable on all matters political, and it did so again this week when it tried to “bust” the myth that President Obama had paid Iran $400 million in exchange for American citizens being held in Iranian jails.
As you may recall, back in January, the Obama administration managed to win the release of the men. Within days, nearly half a billion dollars was transferred to Iran.
Both Snopes and the Obama administration insist that the payment was part of the Iran nuclear deal and completely unconnected to the release of the men.
“[T]he money transfer was the result of a settlement of a long-standing claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague around the same time that the prisoners were released,” the Snopes article reads. “The Tribunal was created specifically to deal with diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States.”
The article largely sources a statement from State Department spokesman Jack Kirby.
“The negotiations over the (arms deal) settlement … were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” Kirby said in the statement. “Not only were the two negotiations separate, they were conducted by different teams on each side.”
Here’s the problem: Snopes completely ignores several major factors, including that Iran’s own government insisted that the payment was a ransom for the men.
“Iranian press reports have quoted senior Iranian defense officials describing the cash as a ransom payment. The Iranian foreign ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment,” The Wall Street Journal said (via the Federalist Papers Project).
And then there’s Iran’s Fars News Agency, which quoted the leader of Iran’s Basij Militia, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, openly saying that it was a ransom payment.
“The annulment of sanctions against Iran’s Bank Sepah and reclaiming of $1.7 billion of Iran’s frozen assets after 36 years showed that the U.S. doesn’t understand anything but the language of force. This money was returned for the freedom of the U.S. spy,” he said, referring to released U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati.
Snopes’ report includes none of that, merely taking the word of the administration as if it were more or less gospel.
Then again, this isn’t the first time the “myth-busting” website has been busted for its liberal agenda. Back in June, it claimed that a mass shooting stopped by a man concealed-carrying outside a nightclub wasn’t really a mass shooting, because “accounts of the altercation don’t indicate the gunman intended to kill multiple victims (or anyone at all).”
The man was firing at random people after a disagreement. Apparently, that doesn’t mean he intended to kill them. Who knew?
Snopes also tried to “bust” the myth that there were no American flags on stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention by showing a still frame of a flag present during the Pledge of Allegiance. Pretty damning stuff, until you realize that the still frame was from the second day, after the DNC had realized how bad the lack of flags looked. (The flag was also taken down right after the pledge, so there was that, too.)
However, it takes a certain lack of credibility to “bust” a myth by listening only to professional politicians — or their spokesmen — and taking their word for it. Can you imagine if other reporters did this?
“A ‘third-rate burglary?’ Well, looks like Nixon didn’t have anything to do with it after all! Who knew? Burger King for lunch, Woodward?”
Fine moments in reporting, brought to you by the ethos of Snopes.
Posted August 23, 2016
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