Postings: Reesorville
Reesorville         Friday, 06:30
it is a shame that more people don't go to Kibeho for pilgrimage. Unlike Medjugorje, it was recognized by the church, and the original visionaries are still there.
Reesorville         17/08/2015 14:03
It seems really simple to me how to solve this: just teach that all sexual activity that cannot produce children is sinful in God's eyes, without ever mentioning homosexual acts specifically.
He can sign the paper and agree to never say 'homosexuality' is sinful, and then just teach the inmates that all sexual activity that isn't open to new life is sinful.
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Reesorville         06/08/2015 22:34
Russia has the highest per capita abortion rate of any country in the world. It is nearly double what it is in America or western Europe. It has a higher suicide rate than Japan. It has high rates of street crime, racism, drug use, alcohol abuse, corruption, pre-marital sex, organized crime, wife beating, atheism, prostitution...
The West has these things too, and I am not pro-western... but I think it is very naive for someone to think that Russia is a Christian society.
They are intervening … [More]
Reesorville         04/08/2015 10:23
even in pagan cultures that worship mythical gods inspired by the devil, the Holy Spirit is still there planting seeds.
In 1.33 of this video, that picture is a picture of the judgment upon the soul in the Egyptian afterlife. The heart of the soul, inside of the jar, is measured against a feather and if it weighs more than a feather, then it is fed to the crocodile-headed monster next to it, and if it is lighter than the feather, the soul enters paradise. Catholics understand it in a similar … [More]
Reesorville         11/07/2015 04:35
Innocent VII received a gift of 100 slaves from King Ferdinand of Aragon in the 15th century which he distributed to the cardinals.
Reesorville         09/07/2015 01:26
But - We say with profound sorrow - there were to be found afterwards among the Faithful men who, shamefully blinded by the desire of sordid gain, in lonely and distant countries, did not hesitate to reduce to slavery Indians, negroes and other wretched peoples, or else, by instituting or developing the trade in those who had been made slaves by others, to favour their unworthy practice. Certainly many Roman Pontiffs of glorious memory, Our Predecessors, did not fail, according to the duties … [More]
Reesorville         09/07/2015 01:24
Nevertheless, though much has thus been done for the Indians, there is much more that still remains to be done. And, indeed, when we consider the crimes and outrages still committed against them, our heart is filled with horror, and we are moved to great compassion for its most unhappy race. For what can be so cruel and so barbarous as to scourge men and brand them with hot iron, often for most trivial causes, often for a mere lust of cruelty; or, having suddenly overthrown them, to slay … [More]
Reesorville         09/07/2015 01:18
The enemy of the human race, who opposes all good deeds in order to bring men to destruction, beholding and envying this, invented a means never before heard of, by which he might hinder the preaching of God's word of Salvation to the people: he inspired his satellites who, to please him, have not hesitated to publish abroad that the Indians of the West and the South, and other people of whom We have recent knowledge should be treated as dumb brutes created for our service, pretending that … [More]
Reesorville         30/06/2015 01:18
Libor Halik, I remember in 2008 on this website you predicted that after Obama was elected there was going to be a civil war in America. There has been lots of arguing and anger, but Obama is near the end of his term and there is still no civil war in America; however there has been a war in the Ukraine, partly created by Orthodox who follow ideas similar to the ones presented in this video.
Jesus prays for Peter so that his faith does not fail him. The bishops of Rome throughout all of history… [More]
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Reesorville         27/06/2015 03:29
I don't understand these people. On the one hand, there are women with tears in their eyes who go through an abortion because they feel like they cannot handle a baby... and on the other hand there are these women who are actively trying to get more abortions throughout the world? Neither is right, but the former I can understand, the latter I can't.
I hope the police shoot down the drones.
Reesorville         11/06/2015 00:11
If I hadn't seen this, I don't think I would have ever realized what Cardinal Kasper's actual position was. Watching catholic media- I thought he was trying to say that the church should allow all divorced and remarried to receive communion after a penitential period, and that second marriages are possible.
It turns out he is neither denying that the first marriage was valid, nor that a second marriage is invalid. He upholds this completely.
What he is suggesting is rather that in certain speci… [More]
Reesorville         19/03/2015 00:23
It is a shame they couldn't give Mr. Voris the same welcome as they gave the homosexual group.
Reesorville         27/02/2015 07:28
The Holy Father made a very good choice in putting him here. As he says, he doesn't even interfere with the governance of the order, but he just has a spiritual role.
I think he must have the least time consuming work duties among all the non-retired cardinals of the church and thus this gives him a great deal of free time in which he can use his talents to write books, make interviews, speeches, etc. and be a pastor to the larger church in times of confusion. No other non-retired cardinal in … [More]
Reesorville         05/02/2015 00:02
there's no mention of his excommunication here?
Reesorville         03/02/2015 01:11
the whole video is here: FFI: How they were
In the life of St Odo of Cluny, before he was abbot of Cluny, he was a monk at St Martin's in Tours. There is a story he told when he was abbot of Cluny about two of the monks from his days in Tours.
He said that many of the monks in Tours didn't like to wear their habits in public (this is the 10th century, not the 21st) and so they would dress in ordinary clothes when they went outside of the monastery. One day two of the monks were sent on some … [More]
Reesorville         31/01/2015 05:46
Isn't it amazing that Benedict's resignation occurred in the midst of the 'year of faith'? What do you think God was trying to tell the church?
Reesorville         28/01/2015 02:52
Lucia, that is not how you pronounce the word 'dove' in English. I have many Ukrainian and Polish friends who make the same mistake. Thank you for the news!
Reesorville         21/01/2015 01:06
These people in Niger are obviously brainwashed. They are burning churches because of the Charlie Hebdo magazine... what does a church have anything to do with an atheistic magazine that attacks Islam? Why would you burn churches because an anti-religious French magazine attacked Muhammad? The Christians in the West are doing nothing to cause this; it is their own stupidity that is causing this.
If a western magazine or media source were to publicly attack God and mock the idea of Him, Muslims … [More]
Reesorville         08/01/2015 01:43
...really funny.... thank you for sharing!
Reesorville         02/01/2015 03:57
Thank you Don Reto and Lucia!
Reesorville         01/01/2015 02:38
Russia is a country with widespread abortion, prostitution, drug use, street violence, corruption.... how can anyone think that fighting for its national aspirations is fighting for Jesus?
Reesorville         19/08/2014 05:16
I have lived in Beijing for years and I think this is the most ruthlessly capitalistic place I have ever been to in my life. The gap between the rich and the poor is far more pronounced than it is in the West.
Just a few hours ago I walked past an extremely wealthy school owned by a corporation in Abu Dhabi that gives very expensive and high quality education for the richer Chinese who control the government. Along the same street, a little further down, there is a line of poor people in dusty … [More]
Reesorville         19/06/2014 09:36
The Orange Lodge and the Free Masons are two different organizations. Where does the title come from?
The first bishop of Upper Canada in the 19th century. Alexander MacDonell, was a Scottish catholic who was a loyalist to the British crown and allied himself with the Orange lodge against Irish republicanism when he was bishop. When he was only a priest and still in Scotland he helped form a group of loyalist catholics to fight for the crown against the rebels in the 1798 uprising alongside … [More]
Reesorville         14/04/2014 04:13
Pius XII in his 1943 encyclical Mystici Corporis Christi
"13. If we would define and describe this true Church of Jesus Christ - which is the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church [12] - we shall find nothing more noble, more sublime, or more divine than the expression "the Mystical Body of Christ" - an expression which springs from and is, as it were, the fair flowering of the repeated teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and the Holy Fathers.
14. That the Church is a body is frequently… [More]
Reesorville         08/03/2014 02:46
There are 1.2 million child prostitutes under the age of 12 in the world. Tourists from Germany go to Thailand or other places in SE Asia every year to have sex with kids with the consent of negligent governments.
I could be wrong, but I don't think they put any sanctions on those countries for allowing this. But if Thailand or one of those countries were to put a ban on men having sex with men, they would be sanctioned perhaps.
Reesorville         01/03/2014 06:15
The Pope in the time of St Francis (Innocent III) ordered a crusade against the Albigensian heresy in southern France, which killed tens of thousands of people, including many civilians.
Reesorville         28/02/2014 06:12
What right do active gays have in judging or condemning those practice incest? Who are they to judge?...The existence of natural law written on the human heart is proven by the fact that human beings condemn people for doing the same sorts of things that they themselves practice.
There is nothing wrong with two men or two women falling in love with each other and wanting to spend their time together- but sex should just not be part of it.
Reesorville         11/01/2014 05:48
The Chinese traditionally burn money to give to their dead ancestors, and they fear that if they don't do this then their ancestors will come back and harm them. Matteo Ricci told Catholic converts in Beijing that they could burn the money so long as they didn't treat the ancestors as gods. This sort of thing was where the opposition to him understandably came from.
Reesorville         21/12/2013 17:24
Rhemes: For my part, I just want to make one more thing clear: I say we shouldn't attack them because of their position, and not because I think they are innocent. I am not blind to abuses nor do I think everything the pope or bishop does is right... my entire point is that there is a wrong method and a right method with dealing with it, and as far as I understand the teaching of the church and the example of the saints, this is not the correct method. The problems of the church are overcome … [More]
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Reesorville         21/12/2013 05:40
Canon law on the sentence of automatic excommunication for heresy and apostasy: Can. 1364 §1. Without prejudice to the prescript of can. 194, §1, n. 2, an apostate from the faith, a heretic, or a schismatic incurs a latae sententiae excommunication; in addition, a cleric can be punished with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336, §1, nn. 1, 2, and 3.
Canon law on publicly inciting animosities against bishops: Can. 1373 A person who publicly incites among subjects animosities or hatred … [More]
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