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… It is a Teaching Moment for the Church [#marriage]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 15th,2016

.. and , as usual , the LameStream media missed it , completely …

.. the Holy Father was trying to send multiple messages as Bishop of Rome , as well as Pope , to the world at large by officiating at a marriage ceremony . A Pope doing this , especially in public , is extraordinarily rare [Saint John Paul II was the last to do so , in 1998] ….

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segments…

.. yes , he is trying to send a message of inclusiveness to the church and to the world . It does not mean that he is altering church doctrine , though . What he is doing is altering [sometimes greatly] how it is presented and prepared …

.. each of the cardinals that is coming to the Synod , in addition to the Bishops , is themselves a Bishop . Pope Francis I is trying to lead and send more than one message to more than one audience in what he is doing and what he is trying to do ….

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… When a Pope really Makes a Difference [#naming Cardinals]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 28th,2016

.. the Princes of the Church really run the Church .

.. they are also the brainpower and the theological heft of the Church and the faithful …

.. when a Pope creates new cardinals , it really makes a difference . Most of all , when the cardinal is below the [voting age] of 80 , it really matters . Any of those folks participating in a possible Papal Conclave could come out of it as the new Pope …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Pope Francis has created [already] almost 1/5 (or , 20%) of the voting age cardinals in the church . Many of them are from outside of Italy and also from outside of continental Europe . So , the face of the Church is continuing to change …

.. eventually , there will be Popes from Asia , and , believe it or not , from North America . It may not happen soon , but , it will happen someday …

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… Viva Saint Teresa [#canonization]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 22nd,2016

.. Mother Teresa has now been made a Saint . She is now to be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta ..

... Saint Teresa of Calcutta ....

… Saint Teresa of Calcutta ….

.. I am a Roman Catholic , and I stand in wonder at the achievements that this remarkable woman made in this world ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

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… The Holy Father must remain a Strong Voice [#Human Rights]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 20th,2016

.. addressing issues in the U.S. is one thing ..

.. doing it at the U.N. is expected of any Pope ..

.. but facing up to a dictatorship , that is the real test ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost.com]..
.. [link] to the editorial ..

.. the Holy Father ‘ s recent trip to Cuba could have gone better . The Vatican has a powerful voice of moral standing to bring to the world . Saint John Paul II proved how powerful that it could be by carefully confronting the Soviet Union and Communism , and eventually bringing freedom to the Warsaw Pact nations , Central Europe , Eastern Europe , and to Russia itself …

.. please , Your Holiness , you can do better … Much better !! …

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… Maybe this Idiot will Get the Message [#Evo Morales]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 20th,2015

.. it I common for visiting foreign leaders to exchange gifts with their hosts . That applies especially to His Holiness , Pope Francis I , who besides being the leader of the Roman Catholic Church is the head of the Vatican City State . so it pays in particular for foreign leaders to be extra nice to the Pope ..

.. It seems that Evo Morales needs to learn a sense of diplomatic and religious tact ..

.. right now His Holiness is on a 3 – nation tour of Latin American [Argentina , Bolivia , and Ecuador] . Well , it seems that 9 years in office for Mr. Morales has not taught him all that much . In particular with dealings with the Roman Catholic Church ..

.. [h/t — Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clips ..

.. you give gifts of some moral or religious value to the Pope . But a so – called ” Communist Crucifix ” ? No , no , absolutely not …

— [update]  — I goofed . His Holiness did go to  Ecuador and Bolivia . However , I made a  big  mistake . The third country that the  Holy Father visited was Paraguay , not Argentina …..

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… A ” Communist Crucifix ?!?! ” [#Evo Morales][#Bolivia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 15th,2015

.. you have to be kidding ?? ..

.. unfortunately , I am not kidding ..

.. on Pope Francis I ‘ s recent travels to Latin America , he traveled to Bolivia . Bolivia ‘ s president is the god – awful space cadet for a moron named Evo Morales . Morales and his socialistas are in the process of ruining Bolivia , which is hard to do …

.. Bolivia is one of South America ‘s poorest nations . It easily has the continent ‘s lowest per – capita GDP , even lower than that of Suriname and Venezuela . So there is not a whole lot there to wreck as it is . But morales is trying ..

.. [h/t — Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clips ..

.. so , dumb – dumb gave His Holiness a ” sacred ” gift , as is tradition . But this one mega bombed , and how … so , what was it ?? …

.. of all things , a ” Communist Crucifix … ” [see below] .. pope francis evo morales (communist crucifix)

.. it is a picture of the gift being made . The gift is a Roman Catholic crucifix , with a Communist ” Hammer and Sickle ” attached to it …

.. so , how did the Holy Father react ??

.. ” no esta bien esto ” , or [translated] , it means , ” this is not right … ”

.. well put , Your Holiness !! …

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… Time for the Holy Father to Step Up … [#religious faith]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 4th,2014

.. it is time …. long since time …

.. I am Catholic , and so is Judge Jeanine …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to her Opening Statement …

.. spot on , Judge Jeanine !! …

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… Meriam Ibrahim , Welcome to Freedom …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 25th,2014

.. at last , meriam Ibrahim and her family are free !! …

.. the other day , the Sudanese (with US and Italian intercession) allowed Ibrahim , her husband , and their kids to fly out of Khartoum , Sudan to Italy …

.. [h/t — theBlaze.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

Meriam Ibrahim Pope Francis I

.. this day [July 24th , 2014] , she received multiple great blessings . She visited the Vatican , and met with Pope Francis I . The Holy Father gave her a rosary , celebrating her hard – won and defended Christian faith …

.. May God Bless You , Meriam Ibrahim and your family !! …

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… Congratulations to Both !! [canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II !!

.. today , both former Popes and successors of Saint Peter are to be canonized at the Vatican in Vatican City .

.. I can understand that it is going to be a ” zoo ” there in Rome and the surrounding regions . Pope John XXIII was from the Lombardy region in the north of Italy . It will draw a significant crowd from there , but not as much as one might think , since John XXIII has been gone for 51 years … for John Paul II , it is a very , very different matter …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to Edward Pentin ‘ s column …

.. His Holiness John Paul II was chosen Pope from a Poland that was not free . Poland at the time was a part of the Soviet Orbit , and a part of the Warsaw Pact . Now , the Soviet Union is gone , the Warsaw Pact is gone , and Poland is free . Better yet , Poland is probably the leading light of the post – Soviet nations , and with this event , you can guarantee many hundreds of thousands , potentially one or two million or more religious pilgrim will come to Rome and Vatican City for this event …

.. also , back in Poland , once it happens , I believe there will be a race to create a significant number of Catholic parishes (new ones) named after Saint John Paul II . I am not sure that the Archdioceses in Poland will allow existing parishes to change their names , but who knows ? I also think that the Archbishop must approve , plus the reigning prelate [ a Cardinal ] in Poland , as well ..

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… Disgusting and Outrageous …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. the receipt of a rosary is a special gift .

.. I know . I was recently confirmed as a Roman Catholic , and a special friend of mine gave me my first gift as a Catholic … a Rosary …

.. It was not any ordinary Rosary , mind you …

.. It was one that was purchased on a overseas trip of hers . She got  it when she went to the Shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the blog post …

.. so , it makes a Rosary and its presentation special .

.. So , POTUS gave a Rosary that was given to him … by Pope Francis I . A Rosary that was blessed by the Holy Father , Wow ! …

.. who did he give it to ? Congresswitch Nancy Pelosi . Yeech …

.. she is most definitely not in good standing with the church . Especially being a member in  Bad Standing of the Forces of Death …

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… ” Tricky Dick ” Durbin is not the Only One [denial of communiion] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 14th,2014

.. politicians and public figures who are Catholic have to be in good standing with the church in order to receive the Sacraments ..

.. to be honest , this is a rule of my faith [yes , I am a Catholic] that has not always been enforced ..

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Vice – President Joseph Biden , Jr. , former House Speaker [and current House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi , New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are among the ” prominents ” who are Roman Catholics , and who are pro – Choice [pro – Death] . If the Church is doing its job properly , they should be denied communion as well …

.. Why do you ask ? ..

.. the Roman Catholic Church is in favour of life . It is in  all  circumstances . It is opposed to capital punishment [which I personally favour] , and is vehemently opposed to abortion …

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… Oops [POTUS and Pope Francis] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 31st,2014

.. know how you can tell a visit did not go well …

.. when the Holy See is in spin mode , and out – spins the ObamaCrap White House …

.. [h/t — TAS]..
.. [link] .. to the Holy See video release …

.. it appears that Obama managed to bomb in his visit to the Vatican . How an American President manages to do that ? With great difficulty ….and , in POTUS ‘ case , extreme arrogance …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] .. to the SpecialReport show segment

.. Dr. Charles Krauthammer ‘ s question is spot on , as usual . Whom do you believe ? …

After Pope Francis met with President Obama, each leader had a different take on their conversation. Where Obama said the conversation focused on income inequality and that social schisms were largely ignored, the Vatican said “religious freedom, life, and conscientious objection” were discussed.

According to Charles Krauthammer, it’s easy to choose who to believe. “On the one hand you’ve got the Bishop of Rome, the Holy See, of whom a billion co-religionists believe in his infallibility,” Krauthammer said. “On the other hand you’ve got a man who said, ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.’ So who are you going to choose?”

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… The Networks have to Be Kidding [on the Catholic Church] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 20th,2014

.. the LameStream Media is ” celebrating Pope Francis I ‘ s first year of his papacy by encouraging the Roman Catholic Church to abandon their core principles …

.. are they kidding ??

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Holy Father is many things , but he is an excellent marketer . He is also a man of strong prinicples , strongest among them being that of being a strong theological conservative . The soon – to – be Saint John Paul II chose his bishops and cardinals very carefully . He was not and did not put people into diocesean seats who were raging liberals ,to say the least …

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… the Holy Father responds [to Univ of Notre Dame] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. the University of Notre Dame is currently having its annual trustees meeting … at the Vatican , of all places …

.. Pope Francis (yes , the Holy Father , himself) spoke to the trustees …

.. how would I put it … His Holiness put it , ” It is time to step up , folks . ”

.. the Holy Father did put it differently . Yes , I know that . However , I put it in a way that was K.I.S.S. , keep it simple and specific . Popes are like many religious leaders , they tend to get long winded and wordy …

.. [h/t — CNSnews]

.. [link] to the news piece …

(CNSNews.com) – Pope Francis on Thursday told the president and trustees of the University of Notre Dame–which  is suing the Obama administration for mandating that its health  insurance plans cover sterilizations, contraceptives and  abortion-inducing drugs–that Notre Dame should defend the freedom of  the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are intrinsically immoral.

“The vision which guided Father Edward Sorin and the first religious  of the Congregation of Holy Cross in establishing the University of  Notre Dame du Lac remains, in the changed circumstances of the  twenty-first century, central to the university’s distinctive identity  and its service to the Church and American society,” the pope told the delegation from Notre Dame, which visited with him at the Vatican.

“Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic  universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her  freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that  teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her  pastors,” said the pope, according to a transcript published by the Vatican.

“It is my hope that the University of Notre Dame will continue to  offer unambiguous testimony to this aspect of its foundational Catholic  identity, especially in the face of efforts, from whatever quarter, to  dilute that indispensable witness,” he said. “And this is important: its  identity, as it was intended from the beginning. To defend it, to  preserve it and to advance it!”

Prof. Carter Snead of Notre  Dame  Law School saw the pope’s words as encouraging the university in  its court battle against the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict  the freedom of religion.

“The Holy Father’s words strike me as  a timely and profound encouragement to Notre Dame in its continuing  efforts to defend its religious liberty in court,” Prof. Snead told  CNSNews.com.

They “are a powerful reminder to all of us who love and work for  Notre Dame that we have the duty to preserve and expand the university’s  witness to the truths affirmed and proclaimed by the Church,” he said.

“As Pope Francis observes, this witness requires the freedom to  organize and conduct the work of the university in a manner that  reflects these truths,” said Snead. “It seems to me that the dangerous  effort to ‘dilute that indispensable witness’ is the HHS  contraceptive/abortifacient mandate.”

On May 21, 2012 Notre Dame filed suit against the regulation that the  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires almost all  health insurance plans to cover sterilization, contraceptive and  abortion-inducing drugs. A federal judge initially dismissed the lawsuit  in December 2012, arguing that Notre Dame lacked standing at the time  to bring the suit. The university filed suit again in December 2013.

Although some other organizations that are suing to stop the  sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate have been granted  injunctions against enforcement of it while their complaints work their  way through the courts, a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals  for the Seventh Circuit on December 31, 2013 denied Notre Dame’s  emergency motion for a stay.

After that action by court, Notre Dame continued to press its  lawsuit, but began to comply with the federal regulation that required  it to notify the third-party administration of its self-insurance plan  that the administrator would be providing the disputed coverage.

“Having been denied a stay, Notre Dame is advising employees that  pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, our third party administrator is  required to notify plan participants of coverage provided under its  contraceptives payment program,” said Paul Browne, Notre Dame’s vice  president for public affairs and communications, according to WNDU.  “As part of an ongoing legal action, however, the program may be  terminated once the university’s lawsuit on religious liberty grounds  against the HHS mandate has worked its way through the courts.”

A professor of history at Notre Dame, Holy Cross Father Bill  Miscamble told the National Catholic Register that he was disappointed  “with the tepid way in which Notre Dame has acquiesced with the  Obamacare provisions and authorized its health-insurance administrator  to implement the HHS mandate.”

Gerard Bradley, a professor at the Notre Dame School of Law, wrote in a post on National  Review’s Bench Memos, “The reasons for [violating the ACA contraception  mandate] would be, as Notre Dame asserted in its formal complaint in  the local federal court, that so ‘triggering’ the coverage would be  tantamount to facilitating abortions in violation of the university’s  Catholic beliefs.”

Under the Obamacare regulation, the university says in its lawsuit,  “Notre Dame must provide, or facilitate the provision of,  abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraceptive services to  its employees in violation of the centuries’ old teachings of the  Catholic Church.”

“If the government can force religious institutions to violate their  beliefs in such a manner, there is no apparent limit to the Government’s  power,” says the Notre Dame lawsuit. “Such an oppression of religious  freedom violates Notre Dame’s clearly established constitutional and  statutory rights.”

… LEC here again — It is time to step up , folks . Get to it , and uphold your moral standards ! …

 

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