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Gloria.TV News on the 2nd of February 2017

I can't really understand the idea that going to an Anglican church headed by a male priest is somehow more correct than going to an episcopelian church headed by a female priest.

In either case, the presider is not a priest, the sacraments are invalid and the church in question is not the church founded by Christ that is going to bring you to heaven... what is the difference?
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Gloria.TV News on the 24th of January 2017

Cannoli:Yes, I am an idealist. Peace be with you!

Bobus: Well, I don't know. I was just reading this article today, for example: www.yahoo.com/news/u-says-prevent-…

And many others like it. I certainly hope and pray that there is success in the economy and no war.
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Gloria.TV News on the 24th of January 2017

Cannoli: I'm not American, but no, I would not have voted for Hillary, if I was.

When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, you would have thought that he was a person who was putting an end to communism, but in the end his actions just led to it expanding even further and putting the Soviet Union as the second most powerful state in the world.

I'm well aware that Trump plans to get rid of federal funding for abortions and appoint pro-life judges. I think this is great. But that is not our long-… [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 24th of January 2017

I certainly hope that Trump will be as effective at getting rid of abortion as these protestors seem to think he will be. Sadly, I have doubts, however.
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The great deception in the Catholic Church

In one common translation of the Creed we say 'He was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He arose again from the dead'

The catechism states this: '633 Scripture calls the abode of the dead, to which the dead Christ went down, "hell" - Sheol in Hebrew or Hades in Greek - because those who are there are deprived of the vision of God.479 Such is the case for all the dead, whether evil or righteous, while they await the Redeemer: which does not mean that … [More]
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The great deception in the Catholic Church

But, if a person in hell received faith and baptism while they were there, wouldn't the person then be getting to heaven through Jesus Christ and the church he founded? What is the contradiction between this idea and what the council stated?

If a person can receive baptism by an angel, by being resurrected back to life, by some supernatural person... why not this as well?
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The great deception in the Catholic Church

OK, I got it, I understand it now, thank you!

Now, there is something I should note, however. Since the concept of the supposed 'baptism of desire' is, as you must know, the idea that Jesus would not reject someone, simply on account of an innocent lack of awareness of a need to join the church. What you are saying makes sense, however, because the idea that someone without baptism or without the church can get to heaven appears to be completely contradicted by what that council stated in the … [More]
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The great deception in the Catholic Church

Thank you for your response!

For the part about the council and those in original sin, here is the actual text: 'But the souls of those who depart this life in actual mortal sin, or in original sin alone, go down straightaway to hell to be punished, but with unequal pains.' (www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/FLORENCE.HTM)

What is the basis for saying that those who die in original sin only go to limbo, but not hell? The council explicitly uses the word 'hell'

Your position is a little clearer … [More]
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The great deception in the Catholic Church

I am wondering if I could ask some questions, if that is OK? Because I am not sure I completely understand your position.

The council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence claimed that all people outside the church, whether Jewish, pagan, heretic or schismatic, no matter whether they even die in Christ's name, all go to hell immediately upon death. Do you believe that this is true?

The same council also said that all who die in original sin only, but without mortal sin, also go to hell immediately upon … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of December 2016

Donohue - the newsmedia in western countries is private business. They make more money if more people read their news. The larger public is not nearly as interested in a scandal with US gymnastics as it is with scandals in the Catholic Church. It is for the same reason you can find so many articles printed about Brad and Angelina's divorce, instead of something that actually matters like child trafficking or third world famine. There are millions of people suffering horrible things around the … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 19th of December 2016

Cardinal Muller said that there are some cases when a confessor can decide for a penitent when a previous marriage was null.

The Council of Trent said that those who declared that church courts could not judge marriages were excommunicated.

The Council of Trent was speaking of a heresy wherein people were asserting that the church did not have the authority to judge such things, and those who held that this was a heresy were excommunicated. Many of the canons of the Council of Trent are of a … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 12th of December 2016

intelligence agents are only human. There are things other than humans that guard the church. Remember the story of Heliodorus.
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Gloria.TV News on the 14th of November 2016

the fifth station of the cross: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry His cross.

Simon was a pagan, he didn't believe in the true God, nor did he believe that Jesus was God, but he helped Jesus to carry His cross when the Jews around Him were calling for His death.

When Mother Teresa visited China in the early 90s, she visited a state-run orphanage, I think, and told the people who ran it they they were doing Christ's work, even though they may have been communists.

Communists called for soci… [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 18th of October 2016

@Rafał_Ovile If you want to avoid WWIII then you must do what Mary said to do at Fatima and other occasions: to pray and to suffer for sinners. As long as there are ten righteous remaining in the wicked city, the whole place will be saved for their sake. Putting Donald Trump into office is not going to save the world from destruction.

When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, there were Catholics who supported him because they saw him as putting an end to communism. Volunteers from Spain joined … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 18th of October 2016

are there no pro-life options in the race? (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_McMullin)

Trump has publicly made comments calling for US forces to target civilians and use torture. He is not a pro-life candidate.
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Climate change and an inconvenient truth

It is indisputable that the ice caps are melting. This article is misleading, I believe, because it fails to mention all of the decrease that has already occurred. Let me explain with an example:

A farmer owns nine cows. Wolves come to his field one day and eat seven of them. The following year, the two remaining cows give birth to a calf. The farmer then claims he has been very prosperous because he has had 50% growth in his cattle population. Do you think the farmer is being logical?

If … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 27th of September 2016

Exodus 22:28 You shall not speak evil of God or speak evil of a ruler of your people

On the other hand, to pass judgment upon or to rebuke the acts of Bishops does not at all belong to private individuals - *that comes within the province only of those higher than they in authority and especially of the Sovereign Pontiff, for to him Christ entrusted the charge of feeding not only His lambs, but His sheep throughout the world. At most, it is allowed in matters of grave complaint to refer the … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of September 2016

@Ana Luisa M.R you can report to interpol here: www.interpol.int/Forms/Crimes_against_children I can't do it myself, because of the country I am in
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Josef Seifert: The Pope must revoke parts of Amoris Laetitia

hell is permanent because those inside of it sin forever. Sin can only be sin, if it is freely chosen- a person who has no ability to stop sinning, cannot actually sin, because sin implies the person has an ability to reject the temptation. Every person who remains in hell, is there because they voluntarily choose to sin forever- no matter what God offers them, they refuse to repent. In other words, it is human beings, not God, who are the ones that make hell permanent.

I don't think that Fran… [More]
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Churches are ‘more free’ to speak about US election than they think

Hillary's position is insupportable for someone who wants to protect life. However, Trump is also on record for calling for the intentional killing of civilians by US forces, which is also insupportable for someone who wants to protect life; although he later walked these comments back and said he wouldn't disobey international law (geneva conventions).

Frankly, if I was American, I wouldn't trust either of them with that power. We need catholic lay people who have the same thinking as Pavone to run for President and other government positions.
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Gloria.TV News on the 5th of September 2016

it seems to me like there is fundamental contradiction between a homosexual identity and the catholic priesthood.

The priest has to be a man, because he is in the place of the 'bridegroom' to the church as his 'bride'. In the Middle Ages, Popes were sometimes referred to as 'the spouse of the church'; Francis, in the same vein refers to the church as his.

The priest has to be a man because he is serving as a husband to the church as his wife. The entire mystery of the priesthood is wrapped … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 29th of August 2016

in past times Catholic countries sent missionaries all across the world to preach the gospel in places where they were not allowed to go. They illegally entered countries and illegally staid in their borders, carrying out activities that the states in question did not allow them to do. Some of them suffered and even died while doing this, and among them are many saints.

If now, people from all those nations, leave and come to Catholic nations, should not Catholics be embracing this as a … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of August 2016

@Abramo , I am surprised you have never heard of this. Just do a short internet search on the number of terrorist attacks around the world that Hezbollah, Hamas or some other Iranian-linked organization claimed responsibility for. There is an entire wikipedia page on the topic: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_and_state-…
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Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of August 2016

Iran is complaining that there are countries in the world giving help to terrorist groups....

First remove the beam in your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck in your neighbour's eye
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Gloria.TV News on the 10th of August 2016

Francis was also devoutly obedient to church authority; he would never dream of publicly attacking bishops or popes, no matter how much his way of life contradicted theirs.
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Gloria.TV News on the 26th of July 2016

Burke is a wonderful cardinal. Even when he disagrees with things at the Vatican, he still nevertheless treats the Pope with the utmost respect and obedience. He is an example for Catholics to follow.
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Gloria.TV News on the 8th of July 2016

In the bible, Abraham had relations with his wife's maid, but he was still counted as righteous. Jacob had two wives and God blessed him. David had many more and he was counted among the prophets. Samuel ordered the killing of infants, and he was a holy prophet. Moses instructed the Israelites to pursue genocide and he was God's friend, who spoke to Him face to face.

All these people were violating God's law when they did these things, because His law is the same for all times in all places. … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 28th of June 2016

When John Paul II apologized for the burning of Jan Hus, it wasn't because Jan Hus was doing the right thing by leading people away from the church. I think he offered the apology was because even though Hus was doing the wrong thing, the approach the church took at the time in burning and destroying him was not the right way to handle it.

When John Paul II apologized for Catholic sins against Jews or against members of any other religion, including pagans, it wasn't because it was right for … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 21st of June 2016

危机 -crisis, 危 is danger, 机 can mean many things, but opportunity is an acceptable interpretation.

Chinese baidu dictionary also takes the opportunity interpretation

(baike.baidu.com/link)

危机:'是有危险又有机会的时刻' - crisis: 'a time with both danger and opportunity'

Given Chinese traditional Taoist thinking (within evil there is good, within good there is evil), it also seems logical to me why people would think it means that.

St Paul, 'Where transgression abounds, grace abounds even more'
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Gloria.TV News on the 12th of May 2016

to say that the pope is not an object open for our public criticism or scorn and to say that we have to believe that everything he does or says is coming from God, are two entirely different questions.

Noah's sons walked in backwards to cover their naked father, and they knew that he was naked.

Paul would not have issued his sharp rebuke after being slapped had he known that it was the high priest, and yet the high priest at the time actually was trying to destroy the church. Even to him, Paul still applied the law 'you shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people'.
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Gloria.TV News on the 13th of January 2016

Perhaps I am wrong, but I think none of the German bishops are pro-choice. They have that pill in their hospitals is because they think it is only a contraceptive and does not induce abortion. They could be mistaken, but that doesn't equal to meaning they are in favour of abortion.
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Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of December 2015

I think there is nothing wrong with having certainty in God's endless mercy. The more important question, however, is whether you are willing to give mercy to others. His mercy is a certainty, but your reception of it is dependent on how you treat others.

Jesus said in the gospel that if you do not forgive your neighbour his debt, then your master will not forgive you your debt. Your master is always willing to forgive you, but not if you are not willing to forgive your neighbour. As the Lord … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 14th of December 2015

Mr. Li is the richest man in Asia; he lived in Hong Kong since he was a child, but he was born in the mainland. He owns a huge empire of different investments around the world, with the largest portion in the real estate market. You could probably find things in your own country that are owned by him, if you check.

Interestingly enough, he is also the owner of Husky energy in Canada, an oil company, which has been criticized for its projects in the Alberta tar sands, because it is a big … [More]
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The Sin of Sodom

I think the verse from Ezekiel makes it clear that the sin of Sodom was not only the sexual sins, but also the greed, the inhospitality, etc. Most importantly, a just person could not continue living in the place without being forced to engage in these sins by his neighbours.
I say 'most importantly', because if you think back at the exchange between God and Abraham what God said to him that if there were just a few just persons, then God would spare the entire place for their sake.
Now, if … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 27th of November

There is a story that when Pius X was Pope, he once encountered a four year-old child coming up for communion and the Pope, who was supposed to bless the child because the age of first communion had not been reached, held up the Eucharist and said 'who is this?' and after the child responded, 'Jesus', the Pope gave the Eucharist to the child.
Thanks be to God for the gift of the Eucharist, and thank you gloria.tv for presenting this story!
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Gloria.TV News on the 20th of November 2015

I don't know about Serra, but there were actually saints who approved of torture, especially in relation to the Inquisition. The catechism itself even mentions how in past times the church even condoned torture, although it was wrong to do so. Without checking, I seem to think that maybe Thomas More is on record of having approved of it, and perhaps also Thomas Aquinas argued in favour of it? Robert Bellarmine was a judge for the Roman inquisition when it burned people to death, which is also … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 29th of October 2015

Statistics can be misleading. The total number of priests and religious in Africa is still lower than it is in Europe. The number is increasing in Africa and decreasing in Europe, but the sum total is still higher in Europe.

The truth is that the western countries are actually among the areas in the world least affected by a priest shortage. Despite what you may think, Africa still has a much bigger priest shortage than the west does.

to give some figures, you may consider this. From www.… [More]
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EXCLUSIVE Cardinal Pell: “The final document is much better than what we feared”

so you see... you never needed to attack the bishops and pope... catholic doctrine is upheld and God is in control, no need to worry-

Pius X said that lay people have no right to pass judgment on bishops, but that belongs to those who are above them in authority.

"On the other hand, to pass judgment upon or to rebuke the acts of Bishops does not at all belong to private individuals - that comes within the province only of those higher than they in authority and especially of the Sovereign … [More]
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Spain's socialist party would ban religion classes – even in private schools

If parents can still do it at home or at church, then all this is doing is removing the power of teaching religion from the schools and into the hands of parents and pastors.

I don't know the situation in Spain, but if the schools were teaching a confusing or corrupted version of the faith to begin with, then perhaps this ought to be seen as a positive development, because the state is preventing people from being deceived any longer.

If they were teaching the faith correctly and its banned, then people perhaps can see this as a cross that they must take up to follow Christ.
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Gloria.TV News on the 20th of October 2015

Austrian priest and friend of Hans Kung, Fr Gotthold Hasenhüttl was suspended of his priestly faculties in 2003 by Trier Bishop Reinhard Marx for inviting protestants at an ecumenical congress in Berlin to receive the Eucharist. Bishop Marx told him to recant, and he didn't do so, so the bishop revoked his license to teach theology in 2006. The following year he was made Archbishop of Munich by Pope Benedict- the same diocese that Benedict once held. This priest left the Catholic church in 2010; in the same year Pope Benedict made Reinhard Marx into a Cardinal.
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Archbishop Cupich: Kasper's proposal 'very rich theologically'

The Kasper proposal is simply the suggestion that it is possible that some people may be divorced and remarried... and yet not be in mortal sin.

In catholic teaching, the conditions necessary for a mortal sin are:

1) the sin itself concerns something grave
2) the person is aware that it concerns something grave
3) the person voluntarily chooses to do it, even though they are aware, and not because something else has forced them to do it against their will

masturbation, pornography, sex outsi… [More]
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Power in the Church? Women Have Always Had It

the priest must be a man because he is in the place of the bridegroom. St Paul said that the man is the head of the wife and God is the head of the man. The priest has authority over the church as a man has authority over his wife, because the church is the bride and he stands in place of the bridegroom.

each priest has authority over something different, depending on their status. Jesus Christ has authority over the entire church in heaven, earth and purgatory. The Pope has authority over … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 9th of October 2015

The pre-Vatican II popes were not autocratic?

Whether Francis is autocratic or not, I don't know, but I'm fairly confident it doesn't surpass what happened in the past 1700 years of history since Constantine.

When Pius IX's soldiers massacred the inhabitants of Perugia in 1859, was it worse than Francis being disrespectful to the bishops under him?

When Paul IV ordered all Jews in Rome to wear badges to identify themselves and established a ghetto for them in Rome, was Francis' behaviour … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 7th of October 2015

McCain believes that the people the US are training is not Al-Qaeda. The Syrian archbishop thinks all the rebels are Al-Qaeda. Neither are bad people, they just understand the facts differently.

I suspect the archbishop is incorrect and not all the rebels are terrorists- the CIA probably knows better than him about the ideology of the rebels they are training; he has authority over spiritual matters, not over political facts.

And McCain is also incorrect because even 'moderate rebels' are a … [More]
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Gloria.TV News on the 6th of October 2015

Kim Davis divorced and remarried 3 times. Of course the Vatican can't support her.

She is exactly the person being referred to when the Lord said, 'first remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your neighbour's eye'. She does not accept gay marriage and she is right, but her own marriage is not marriage either.

Why do you treat her as a hero?
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Free Kim Davis

If Kim Davis is a hero, then Cardinal Kasper is right.

If you think she is a person who is in God's grace, then you must also believe that it is possible to divorce, re-marry and yet not be in mortal sin.

I personally am not sure Kasper is right, nor do I assume she is a hero.
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Kim Davis: Resistance Is Not Futile

If Kim Davis is a hero, then Cardinal Kasper is right.

If you think she is a person who is in God's grace, then you must also believe that it is possible to divorce, re-marry and yet not be in mortal sin.

I personally am not sure Kasper is right, nor do I assume she is a hero.
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Gloria.TV News on the 15th of September 2015

I am pretty sure by fundamentalists he was referring to ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc.

The quote from Francis is: 'Their mission is to destroy in the name of an idea, not a reality.... They kill, attack, destroy, malign in the name of an ideological god'
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Gloria.TV News on the 11th of September 2015

If I understand it correctly, the Pope's 'streamlining' is just moving the decision-making power out of the hands of a tribunal and into the hands of the bishop. He hasn't done anything about actually changing the rules regarding who can get an annulment. The reason why they made this decision was because there were people waiting 1, 2, 5 years or more in waiting for their case to be heard. The idea is that if the bishop has the power to grant the annulment, then they can get it faster.

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Gloria.TV News on the 8th of September 2015

The oil-rich Gulf states flood Syria with weapons and finances to support the war, but when Syrians are running for their lives because of the war, these countries all close their borders, guard them with armed soldiers and refuse to take in any of the victims of the wars they are funding. There are many Muslims who are good and just people, who will help such people in their hour of need; but you unfortunately see in this how much love there really is among a great many Muslims, how much of a … [More]