Posted: 2017-10-12 19:25
John DiIulio of the University of Pennsylvania gave perhaps the most disappointing talk. He went after “self-professed Catholics” who had dared to challenge some of the Pope’s economic pronouncements. One expected more from him, who is greatly admired by Catholic conservatives, than his repeated suggestion that Catholic conservatives are “radical libertarians” and therefore not “true Catholics.” He said such as these are fine with families living in the streets, Third World children suffering from malaria and HIV/AIDS, and indigent elderly with curable diseases. It could have been an Obama campaign commercial.
Jesus lived the truth He found in the Bible and the truth His Father taught Him. Jesus was Himself and shared that in all His human frailty. He truly exposed Himself and all He was to people. He was real to them without pretenses. There was no fancy car or fancy liturgical clothes. His services didn 8767 t include beautiful gold cups and architectural buildings. He was just Jesus, a person whom even the poorest could relate.
“If we are going to obtain the grace for a world that has become intoxicated with pride and intoxicated with lust, we ourselves must live lives of above average sanctity. By living lives of prayer as we have never done before, by receiving the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist, frequently, and with resounding emphasis, living lives of honest to God chastity.”
Fr. John Hardon
Hygiene pertains mostly to "the climate, its variations, and other external factors" (. discomfort, illness). Decency involves the "proper consideration for the sensitivity of others to objects that are unsightly, or, above all, as a defense of moral honesty and a shield against disordered sensuality." Adornment is legitimate and "responds to the innate need, more greatly felt by woman, to enhance the beauty and dignity of the person with the same means that are suitable to satisfy the other two purposes."
“You people of Vitebsk want to put me to death. You make ambushes for me everywhere, in the streets, on the bridges, on the highways, and in the marketplace. I am here among you as a shepherd and you ought to know that I should be happy to give my life for you. I am ready to die for the holy union, for the supremacy of St. Peter and of his successor the Supreme Pontiff.”
St. Josaphat of Polotsk
Interesting. You 8767 ve responded to this comment, but not those made by others, including those made by people who identify as Asian American feminists and dislike the toxic Asian American male hatred here? :/ If you 8767 re going to try and share your experience and more aggravatingly publicize it, then you should be responding to all valid, non-toxic criticisms and questions. If not, as an Asian American feminist, I 8767 m very disappointed that you used your platform for little and continue to spend your days living in an echo chamber refusing to engage in productive discussions. I had hoped that you would do better as a sociology student and representative of Asian American women dating white men. Do better. :/
There are things in The Keepers that you can never un-hear. Netflix''s latest true crime series explores the unsolved 6969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, and it''s not long until the story takes a horrific turn. The seven-part series delves into allegations of unthinkable sexual assault, perpetrated by a trusted Father at the all-girls Catholic High School where Cesnik worked. Hearing from the victims is traumatizing enough, but the way the show concludes is both frustrating and depressing. That said, the story isn''t over. Here''s every bit of news that has come out since The Keepers wrapped production.
“I understand that you are trying to get me released (from a prison camp). But I beg you not to do this. Yesterday they (Nazis) killed fifty people. If I am not here, who will help them to get through these sufferings? They would go on their way to eternity with all their sins and in the depths of unbelief, which would take them to hell. But now they go to death with their heads held aloft, leaving all their sins behind them. And so they pass over to the eternal city.”
Blessed Emilian Kowcz
Regarding 7, the Vicar of Christ, chosen by the Holy Spirit, is the visible head of the Catholic Church. Any Catholic who is not a sedevacantist, moreover, must admit that Pope Francis is the Vicar of Christ. Those Catholics who presume to know better than the Vicar of Christ and who hold the opinion that he is presently undermining the Catholic Church might wish to found their own religious group. Surely you must be aware that it has been done before, and more than once. The choice is clear. Either follow the Vicar of Christ, or go your own way.
It was momentous for Tchividjian and GRACE as well. Tchividjian had become convinced that the Protestant world is teetering on the edge of a sex-abuse scandal similar to the one that had rocked the Catholic Church. He is careful to say that there’s not enough data to compare the prevalence of child sex abuse in Protestant and Catholic institutions, but he’s convinced the problem has reached a crisis point. He’s not alone in that belief. In 7567, Christian radio host Janet Mefferd declared, “This is an epidemic going on in churches. … When are evangelicals going to wake up and say we have a massive problem in our own churches?”
“Even though you possess plenty, you are still indigent. You abound in temporal possessions, but you need things eternal. You listen to the needs of a human beggar, yet yourself are a beggar of God. What you do with those who beg from you is what God will do with His beggar. You are filled and you are empty. Fill your empty neighbor with your fullness, so that your emptiness may be filled from God''s fullness.”
Mr. Steele, my experience at women 8767 s shelters is that the ones who have been in their abusive marriages the longest are almost invariably Catholics to the point that it 8767 s a tragic joke. The saddest part is how many are estranged from the Church because of the judgmental attitude towards divorce they experience there. It 8767 s real. It 8767 s horrible. It 8767 s common. The Church really needs to get it head out of the sand on domestic abuse. Anyone interested would do well to read, 8775 Why Does He Do That? Inside the minds of Angry and Controlling Men 8776 by Lundy Bancroft. It 8767 s a real eye opener.
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These economically leftist Catholics would have far more moral authority if they were not themselves libertarians on the life issues.
And, what seems shocking to me is that they believe governmental regulation and intervention in the American economy needs to be dramatically expanded ., that the current level of government regulation and intervention are woefully inadequate. That seems to me to be a hard case to make based on actual arguments rather than name-calling and labeling.
Over a decade before, lawyer Stephen Roche represented a woman who was abused while in the care of an Anglican preparatory school. This landmark case formed the basis of his subsequent book, and the inspiration for director Tori Garrett’s debut feature DON’T TELL. Following the suicide death of a former client, Roche (Aden is initially reluctant to involve himself in the case of the troubled Lyndal (Sara West), but together they doggedly take on the Church in a quest for justice.
“Help yourself during this troubled period by reading holy books. This reading provides excellent food for the soul and conduces to great progress along the path of perfection. By no means is it inferior to what we obtain through prayer and holy meditation. In prayer and meditation it is ourselves who speak to the Lord, while in holy reading it is God who speaks to us. Before beginning to read, raise your mind to the Lord and implore Him to guide your mind Himself, to speak to your heart and move your will.”
St. Pio of Pietrelcino
More than likely, smart, intelligent youth of BOTH sexes are aware that a misogynist institution routinely seeks to DENY THEM THE MOST BASIC OF HUMAN RIGHTS THE RIGHT TO CONTROL ONE 8767 S BODY AND/OR MUST SUBMIT TO THE DEMANDS OF DEBASED OLD MEN, MANY OF WHOM HAVE ATTEMPTED TO PROTECT CHILD BEING LEGALLY FORCXED TO ADMIT TO THEIR CRIMNAL ACTIONS!!
BLUNTLY STATED, WHY WOULD any PERSON STAY IN AN INSTITUTION WHICH CONTINUES TO PROMOTE VIOLATING THE CIVIL/LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF AMERICAN FEMALE YOUTH AND/OR SUPPORT COTINUING MISOGYNY AND/OR OTHER FORMS OF RELIGIOUS HATRED!
My mom and I sat down a week ago Friday, the day "The Keepers" premiered, to watch it. We were excited to see our friends and cousins on Netflix, despite the gravity of the topic. It was funny to us that these very not famous people were on TV. We watched the entire series together in one day. Sometimes an expletive would fly, and sometimes there was radio silence in the living room. About three hours into viewing, I logged onto Facebook to find hundreds of messages of support from around the world. I told my mom and she broke into tears: "No one ever believed us before!" she said.
“Every time we come into the presence of the Eucharist we may say: This precious Testament cost Jesus Christ His life. For the Eucharist is a testament, a legacy which becomes valid only at the death of the testator. Our Lord thereby shows us His boundless love, for He Himself said there is no greater proof of love than to lay down one''s life for one''s friends.”
St. Peter Julian Eymard
8775 But libertarianism is a bit like socialism in that many people who claim it probably don’t know what it means. 8776 So Mr. Ruse, your telling me that numerous well staunch pro-life libertarians at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Libertarians for Life, and numerous other libertarian websites and think tanks don 8767 t know what libertarianism is?
This reminds me conservatism is a bit like socialism in that many conservatives are really big government spenders, particularly when it comes to warfare. It seems the conservative has no problems killing babies as by product of collateral damage with sophisticated military weapons in preemptive wars. Many conservatives believe Jesus says kill your neighbor if you think one day he may possibly try to kill you. Yes indeed, conservatism is extremely dangerous! I realize there are some conservatives, say paleoconservatives, but they are really libertarians.
“And touching our Society, be it known to you that we have made a league all the Jesuits in the world cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us, and never to despair your recovery, while we have a man left to enjoy your Tyburn, or to be racked with your torments or consumed with your prisons. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun it is of God, it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted so it must be restored.”