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… The Archbishop is Simply Upholding the Tenets of the Faith [#morality clauses]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,November 19th,2016

.. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is catching hell right now . Considering the Bay Area ‘ s moral bent , that is no shock .

.. the immoral radicals in the lezzie / gay community are trying to intimidate the Archbishop for his leadership of the Church . Especially in dispute are his morals stands in Catholic high school teaching contracts , which have touched off one hell of an uproar …

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

.. the gays and lesbians should realize this : leaders of the Catholic Church do not scare easy . They are also not easily intimidated by anyone , even by cardinals . Popes are a different story , but that is not the case here …

.. His Grace is simply upholding the beliefs and tenets of the Church . Very easily stated . That is what those radicals do not understand …

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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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… In Memory of An Amazing Woman [#Mother Angelica]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 31st,2016

.. you had better believe it ..

.. we lost an extraordinary woman and even more extraordinary Catholic leader just a few days ago . Mother Angelica , the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network [E.W.T.N.] , has passed away at the age of 92 ..

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

.. may God in Heaven bless you Mother Angelica ! .. Your earthly journey is now done , and you have well earned your eternal rest . May you regale many in Heaven with the stories of your long ministry ..

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… There is a Voting Age for a Reason [#Papal Conclave][#Roman Catholic Church]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 11th,2015

.. I think either John Paul II or Paul VI created the voting age for cardinals . Perhaps even John XXIII . But , it is there for a reason …

.. the Church does not want nor need a bunch of doddering old fools voting on the possible successor to a Pope in a Papal Conclave . Besides , one of them could become the anointed one …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. it is also more to insure that , ideally , any potential successor is of a decent and healthy age . Before , 75 would have been too old . Not now . But 80 is to be honest probably too old …

.. Pope John Paul II was 58 when he was elected . His young age at election was a bit unsual , coming still during the Cold War . Pope Benedict XVI was 77 . Pope Francis I was 76 . All three had been cardinals for a good number of years before their election …

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… the Holy Father gets It [papal retirement] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 3rd,2014

.. I was in the process of converting to Roman Catholicism when Pope Emeritus Benedict stood down …

.. at first , I was puzzled . But , I let it rest . I also thought a lot about it , both from a human perspective , as well as a religious one . then , I realized , Pope Benedict XVI did something really gutsy …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. our current Holy Father , Pope Francis I , was talking about it on the plane flight back from the Middle East from his trip to the Holy Land . He brought up the issue , and he brought up others …. well , he realized the ” door ” that Pope Emeritus Benedict has opened …

.. Saint John Paul II set an extraordinary example by the way he conducted himself and the affairs of the church during his closing years . What he did was something to behold . However , there are the more practical matters of running a large church [the Roman Catholic Church] and the decline of the health of a Pope . The decline could well be quite drawn out …

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… How Embarrassing is That ?!?! [POTUS sends ProDeath Delegation to Vatican Canonizations]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. I am a Roman Catholic . No , I do not wear my religious faith on my sleeve .

.. However , I am a devout Catholic . It means that I take my faith very seriously ..

.. This Sunday is a Historic Day . It is Divine Mercy Sunday [April 27th , 2014] . It is also the day that two popes [Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II] will be canonized as saints of the church . That will be an amazing and a historic day .

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

.. However , I cannot but condemn the actions of the ObamaCrap White House . They are sending a pro – Death delegation to the canonization ceremony . Yes , they are sending a largely pro – abortion delegation to represent our nation …

.. I cannot think of something that can insult Caholics and the Vatican more . There are a great many pro – life Democrats throughout the country . A suitable delegation easily could have been selected and sent to Rome . But no ……

.. What President Obama has allowed to be done in his name is gross , sick , and disgusting , and a grave insult to all people of faith …

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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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… I would have loved to have been a Fly on the Wall …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 1st,2014

.. when POTUS met the Holy Father …

.. they mave have had some issues in common (income inequality) . But not many …

.. from the details that have leaked out , POTUS got one hell of a lecture from the Holy Father . Given the problems that ObamaCrapCare has been causing for relgion and freedom , I can guess why …

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

.. to be honest , whom do you believe ? I would go with the Holy Father over the Liar of the Year , every time …

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… with All Due Respect , Mr. Carter …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 1st,2014

.. your pronouncements on religion are a crock of [bleep]…

.. former President Jimmy Carter is a Baptist . He is also extraordinarily preachy . He has become especially so ever since he left the Presidency in January of 1981 . Why ???

.. very few people take him seriously , anymore . Especially in the Middle East . Mr. Carter has clearly taken the side of the Palestinians in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict . But what he has said in attacking several religions in these instances now is far beyond the pale …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog post and video segment ..

.. what Mr. Carter said about both the Roman Catholic church and the Souther Baptist Convention is both blasphemous and outrageous . Take a look at the video and judge for yourself …

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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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… the ObamaCraps Would Do Well to Pay Attention to This Guy [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 2nd,2013

.. I am talking about His Eminence , Timothy Cardinal Dolan .

[h/t–NationalReview.com]

[link] — video

.. Cardinal Dolan made an appearance on one of the Sunday shows [on Meet the DePressed] , in which he appealed to the ObamaCraps on the pro – Death mandate . It is making it impossible for him and for Catholics to support the Administration on ObamaCrapCare because of this particular problem …

.. I am not surprised that the Roman Catholic Church would be a supporter of universal coverage on health insurance . I am a Roman Catholic , and I do support my Church and faith on this issue . However , I also believe that a much more free – market approach would be far more effective in bringing the costs involved in medicine into better control . Government command and control never works and never has worked …

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