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What a beautiful article on Saint Dismas, the repentant thief on the cross next to Jesus!
I have a question, though, WHY was Dismas condemned to death for theft? Under the Law of Moses, theft was NOT a Death-Penalty offense, it merely required making restitution, so would NOT, under the Law, have been condemned to death for any mere theft.
Perhaps he was condemned under pagan Roman laws, which were much more severe and brutal? Or was Dismas a violent bandit rather than a simple repeat-offender thief? I am just curious.
God bless you all,
Thank you for praise of Prof Plinio's comments on that Saint of the Day.
The sequence of events in the Passion of Our Lord shows us that the civil law of the Hebrews was subject to the civil law of the Romans, at least regarding capital punishment. Indeed, the last word on the condemnation of Our Lord fell to Pontius Pilate, who was the Roman Consul in Judea.
Since that process was followed for Our Lord, most probably both Dismas and Gestras, the good and bad thieves, also were judged and condemned under the Roman Law.
We found your other questions on Dismas quite interesting, but at the moment we do not have the necessary leisure to make a deeper research about the cause for his condemnation. If one of our readers has this information and will send us the information, which we will post or pass it on to you.
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Regarding the news report below, we truly must be at the end of the world. When will it all stop!!??
Pontiff Congratulates Chief Rabbi of Rome
VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 29, 2011 (Zenit.org) - Benedict XVI is sending his best wishes to the chief rabbi of Rome for three Jewish festivities marked in these weeks.
The Pope sent his greetings to Riccardo Di Segni for the Jewish festivities of Rosh Hashanah 5772 (New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), which fall in the months of September and October.
He expressed his hope that "these important feasts may be an occasion for many blessings from on high, and a source of infinite grace."
"May the desire grow in all of us to promote justice and peace in the world, which has great need of authentic witnesses of truth," the Holy Father said. "May God in his goodness protect the Jewish community and allow us to deepen our friendship, both here in Rome and all over the world." (Zenit)
Colossal & Inspired Book
Esteemed in Christ Dr. Atila Guimarães,
Pax et Bonum!
I just received, through Chile, the Spanish version of your book In the Murky Waters of Vatican II. I became enthused! It is excellent!
However, when will it be launched in our Portuguese language? Here, the few learned Catholics who remain - many of them, if not the majority - were deluded by these modernist heretics… the greatest enemies of our Holy Faith!
In my family, for example, all were always faithful to the Holy Church and to the Pope. Today, though, I am the only person to question the abyss of perfidy and heresy in which this Modernist Council fell. My parents and relatives continue to believe that the Church today is the same as always…
We live in an extremely progressivist, or better apostate, Diocese, where even the “Mass” of Paul VI was already replaced by another “celebration.” To be convinced of it, you only need to have the patience and stomach to open the paper for the Diocese of G. and the courage to read the “courses of theology and liturgy” taught here with the support and blessings of our Bishop.
Thus, your book is extremely important to wake up consciences and offer a theological, historical and philosophical base for what has been the sad “1789 in the Church,” this dark night of the soul of the Catholic Church.
To me it rests only to thank the good and merciful God for having raised in the esteemed Prof Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira this spirit of warrior, of crusader for the Holy Faith, and to have spread, through our Holy Crusader of the 20th Century, this impetus to fight for the Truth and Faith!
Be aware, Dr. Guimarães that, as in a bygone era Atila became the “scourge of God,” the present day Atila, who I now have the pleasure to read, will become the scourge against the heretics and apostates! May God and the Most Holy Virgin give you strength to continue with your new sword: the pen (or better the keyboard of a computer!) to fight the good fight, bringing the Light of the Truth to those who lie in the darkness of heresy and apostasy!
I hope that we will soon have the joy of having the true history of this sad Council in the idiom of Camões and Machado de Assis [Portuguese].
Sending my greetings and prayers, I remain united in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as your small brother in Christ, a “modest squire” in this our great battle.
A Laughing Sede-Vacantist
(hahahahah... TIA in spanish is auntie!)... Anyway...
Did you see all the things that BXVI said while in Germany?... I don't see any of those on your 'pictures of the week' or on your comentaries...
Just to give an example: He affirmed that THE CHURCH MADE A MISTAKE with the 'poor' lutherans, as 'the church' did not take on account the things that 'we have in common' and 'see what made us different'...
Just to say one...
This is NOT CATHOLIC TEACHING (yeah... the pope is teaching that the heretics ARE part of the church, so, they are not 'separated' any longer)... [see here]
Still do you insist that he is THE pope?... As far as I know, the Church cannot teach mistakes... The Church is infallible, and can not teach errors... If so, there are a couple of (well... more than a dozen) of documents that show that THE ORTHODOX TEACHING IS that 'the catholics MUST NOT PRAY with the heretics, nor join with them, nor give the aparence of being 'one thing' with the Catholics'... and this is under anathema... I found those teachings on the Vatican site...
Also, I found, on the 'new' vatican teachings that the Church IS NOT Perfect, nor Apostolic anymore... If you have the time to take a view, I can pinpoint the links....
Posted October 4, 2011
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