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The church of Sodom: Francis & his Argentine transsexual 'girls'

@Ultraviolet Awesome refutation! I hereby decare thee recipient of the Canon lawyer of the year Award.

Nowhere have you ever came off as anything other than an orthodox Catholic. Pardon the seemingly juvenile analogy but according to your interloculor's illogic, if one's father was a Judas -traitor to the family's honor, a liar and a promulgator of bad ideology that means they are no longer …More
@Ultraviolet Awesome refutation! I hereby decare thee recipient of the Canon lawyer of the year Award.

Nowhere have you ever came off as anything other than an orthodox Catholic. Pardon the seemingly juvenile analogy but according to your interloculor's illogic, if one's father was a Judas -traitor to the family's honor, a liar and a promulgator of bad ideology that means they are no longer their father but subjectively they now declare their real biological father to be their step-dad (no offence to all the great step dads out there). But the fact remains a bad dad is still one's dad.

However, I'm done. Debating Jimmy is like arguing with geo-centrists, flat-earthers, scientologists and Mormons, lol.
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Why Mark Galli, Former Editor-in-Chief of “Christianity Today,” Decided to Become Catholic - Word …

@Ultraviolet Will he be like the Canadian journalist Micheal Corin who when suffering an existential crisis, had some fun with his new found Vatican 2- JP2, phenomenological-theology but then, after the novelty had worn off, moved on to Anglicanism. He later revealed himself to be a political and religious progressive liberal and to which the reason for leaving Catholicism.
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These idiots hold nothing sacred

@Ultraviolet I find it interesting that communion in the hand was considered illicit prior to Vatican 2, and then only became permissible a few years after the Council as it was being considered in the spirit of Vatican 2.

There does seem to be evidence of a different form of communion on the hand while kneeling that was an early Church practice but only localized. It never became universal in …More
@Ultraviolet I find it interesting that communion in the hand was considered illicit prior to Vatican 2, and then only became permissible a few years after the Council as it was being considered in the spirit of Vatican 2.

There does seem to be evidence of a different form of communion on the hand while kneeling that was an early Church practice but only localized. It never became universal in the Latin Rite and was nothing like the way it's practiced currently in the N.O.
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Father Daniel Nolan FSSP on September 1

It's just an analogy, and in no way distorts his point that masks are not necessary.

I'll grant that he's referring to everywhere outside of a hospital, including churches and public spaces but if you are in an enclosed space, (I agree with him on open outdoor spaces), for example a college campus and there happens to be, perchance individuals who have the Wuhan virus, then you significantly …More
It's just an analogy, and in no way distorts his point that masks are not necessary.

I'll grant that he's referring to everywhere outside of a hospital, including churches and public spaces but if you are in an enclosed space, (I agree with him on open outdoor spaces), for example a college campus and there happens to be, perchance individuals who have the Wuhan virus, then you significantly lower the risk of contracting it if you and the infected person are wearing a mask. There are no guarantees that I will not be in a auto accident, but wearing a seatbelt significantly lowers your risk of a fatal injury.

How is this precaution being senseless or useless.
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Father Daniel Nolan FSSP on September 1

How does it follow that refusing a lawful order to commit murder, (which I agree is ethically correct), ethically univical to being asked to wear a mask in some situations during the outbreak of a new infectious disease? That seems like a reasonable directive from a health department. St.Thomas noted that the purpose of government and law was to direct people toward the good- body and soul.
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Father Daniel Nolan FSSP on September 1

So, what happens if a medical doctor, nurse or surgeon follows Fr. Nolan' s advise? If you are in hospital and getting an operation, do you want the surgical team to mask, or do they have to follow the hospital ordinances? Are the medical practitioners who mask in health facilities fearful fools? Are they automatons under the control of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation Globalist? …More
So, what happens if a medical doctor, nurse or surgeon follows Fr. Nolan' s advise? If you are in hospital and getting an operation, do you want the surgical team to mask, or do they have to follow the hospital ordinances? Are the medical practitioners who mask in health facilities fearful fools? Are they automatons under the control of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation Globalist? Seriously folks, let us not loose a grip on reality during the present time.

St. Thomas Aquinas and Blsd. Duns Scotus pray for us!
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EWTN Bookmark - 2020-09-06 - Evangelizing Catholics

I always found it odd that the evangelicals never talk of evangelizing the evangelicals. My question is, if you have to evangelize and convert a Catholic to Catholicism, are they, or were they even Catholic to begin with?
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California Law Protects Gay Pedophiles

Double entendre- California: The land of nuts and fruits.
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The chilling treatment of Piers Corbyn

Shakespeare once said, "all the world's a stage" and this poor player, really plays his part. 😬 He deserves an Oscar for his adroit performance of the village madman but prison? I think not.
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COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Express coming in Tuesday's iOS 13.7 release

The anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists claim they will refuse any new vaccine for fear of placing globalist monitoring chips in their bodies. Yet, they are most certain that they can evade the globalist secret espionage and encroachment upon their privacy b/c they regularly receive updates from Alex Jones on their latest I Phone. The irony escapes them.
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This is tyranny

@JMY45 Conspiracy theories are common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic, rather than upon the conspiracy theory that you should dwell.
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Leave Kids Alone

Sometimes the MacD's "girl" toys are requested by the boys because they are cooler. That in no way proves or validates the gender psuedo-theory.
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HOW BE PHILOSOPHER

The problem with philosophers, in the main, is that they continuously attempt to circumvent the investigation of factual particulars. Their thinking minds are like a flock of birds trapped in the eye of a hurricaine that flying around and around but are unable to reach sound ground.

The greatest philophers understand this and are devoted to grasping the thisness of things- the properties that …More
The problem with philosophers, in the main, is that they continuously attempt to circumvent the investigation of factual particulars. Their thinking minds are like a flock of birds trapped in the eye of a hurricaine that flying around and around but are unable to reach sound ground.

The greatest philophers understand this and are devoted to grasping the thisness of things- the properties that makes a particular thing what it is rather than some other thing. Aristotle, Aquinas, Scotus, and realist are among the best guides for seeking the true, the good and the beautiful.
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Self-Promotion: Francis Next Interview Book Is About Juicier Subjects Than Boring Environmentalism

@JMY45. I would gladly challenge you to an intellectual duel, but alas, I see you are tout court unarmed.
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"You must wear your mask."

She got caught with her mask down and her make up off. 😬
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Self-Promotion: Francis Next Interview Book Is About Juicier Subjects Than Boring Environmentalism

And, still people refuse to believe the man's very own words and actions.

Could this be why that since Fr. Benedict's retirement he has appointed no new cardindals or written any new encyclicals or announced any papal decrees because...wait for it... he is no longer the pope!
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Michael Moore Admits DEMS ARE DOOMED In 2020! Leftists Have TOTALLY Lost Faith In Joe Biden

I believe Moore predicted that Trump would win in 2016. Now he's making the same prediction based on low levels of enthusiasm for Biden and high energy among Trump supporters.

I still think it's too close to call. In some cases Trump only won in some key crucial democratic states only by a few hundred votes. I definately won't get any sleep on election night.
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Try hard not to laugh at this guy

Oh boy, I can't wait until the debates. It's gonna be a slaughter (metaphorically speaking). I'll bring the popcorn.
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Kamala Harris says that the riots are not going to stop, ever, and to BEWARE

@Ultraviolet I agree, rather than a civil war this would be a more likely scenario for the young crazed revolutionaries Hades bent on destruction. Plus, in many cities like my own the police have not been defunded.

See foxnews.com
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Kamala Harris says that the riots are not going to stop, ever, and to BEWARE

Ms. Harris sounds like she is giving a threat or fearmongering. "They're not gonna stop, I can promise you that." Lol. Memo to Kamala: this is not the Weimar Republic and if the Bidenjungen aka Antifa move out of the business districts into people's residences and attempt to destroy their property and homes, it will not go well for them. Americans will defend themselves as is their right …More
Ms. Harris sounds like she is giving a threat or fearmongering. "They're not gonna stop, I can promise you that." Lol. Memo to Kamala: this is not the Weimar Republic and if the Bidenjungen aka Antifa move out of the business districts into people's residences and attempt to destroy their property and homes, it will not go well for them. Americans will defend themselves as is their right according to Natural Law and the social teachings of the Church.
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Catholic Professor Warns: Trump is “NOT” Pro-Life

@Dr. Bobus. True, nor the difference categorically between orthodox Catholicism and post-structuralist Hegelianism.
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They're nice to have, but we don't need churches

Lest my history be as horrible as Fr. William's, I should have said, espresso is how the Italian Renaissance conquered the world of ideas, since it only became a fashionable drink during that era, albeit the renaissance being in many ways negative in terms of a more anthroposentric and idealistic metaphysics but also in some positive ways as was the neo-scholastic realism, which is certainly …More
Lest my history be as horrible as Fr. William's, I should have said, espresso is how the Italian Renaissance conquered the world of ideas, since it only became a fashionable drink during that era, albeit the renaissance being in many ways negative in terms of a more anthroposentric and idealistic metaphysics but also in some positive ways as was the neo-scholastic realism, which is certainly good a development in philosophy in the late 1500's and early 1600's.

Alas, the ancient Romans were never aware of the divine gift of coffee but instead prefered the other one -vino!
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They're nice to have, but we don't need churches

Just a double shot of Italian espresso, my frater! And, people wonder how the Romans conquered the world.
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They're nice to have, but we don't need churches

@Ultraviolet It seems his history is as Grimm as his theology and logic, lol!
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They're nice to have, but we don't need churches

He is drunk on the wine of modernism infused with syrupy Protestantism and his theology is very, very Grimm indeed. "Sunday gatherings, public prayers, are the accompaniment of religion, but not the essence of Christianity." But, then he goes on to say that "Christianity is not a religion", rendering his logic even more Grimm -Christianity is both a religion and not a religion- a clear violation …More
He is drunk on the wine of modernism infused with syrupy Protestantism and his theology is very, very Grimm indeed. "Sunday gatherings, public prayers, are the accompaniment of religion, but not the essence of Christianity." But, then he goes on to say that "Christianity is not a religion", rendering his logic even more Grimm -Christianity is both a religion and not a religion- a clear violation of the law of non-contradiction.
If the Mass is a Sunday gathering and a public prayer but is only superficial that must also include his own public gathering for this press conference as well as his own public prayers and ministry. This epic theological failure lliterally ives up to the fullness of his name.
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What if parish ministry never returns to ‘normal’…intentionally? – Catholic World Report

@Ultraviolet I concur the grants won't last forever, and if online streaming mass becomes the norm for lex orandi lex credendi, then there won't be enough NO parishioners to keep the lights on.
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Why we should oppose covid-19 vaccination

@Alex A. So, how is it that Jerry Day knows that there are all of these additives in vaccines? Which ones? He offers no specific distinctions between the various vaccines and specific additives nor does he list them and provide any evidence for his claim. Claiming that x number of children in India contracted polio after receiving the polio vaccine is arguing a false cause ( post hoc ergo …More
@Alex A. So, how is it that Jerry Day knows that there are all of these additives in vaccines? Which ones? He offers no specific distinctions between the various vaccines and specific additives nor does he list them and provide any evidence for his claim. Claiming that x number of children in India contracted polio after receiving the polio vaccine is arguing a false cause ( post hoc ergo proptor hoc fallacy).

How many children in the US contracted polio after receiving the vaccine compared to India during the same time period? How many children in India that were given the vaccine during mass inoculation programs, already had polio in the early stages with little to no symptoms but were not yet diagnosed?
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Joe Biden accepts presidential nomination

Biden holds to the Siger of Brabant's double truth theory. A is true in theology but A is not true politically.
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Why we should oppose covid-19 vaccination

Spoiler alert: Anti-Vaccine conspiracy.
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German archbishop calls for open debate about women priests in the Catholic Church

That would be as thought provoking and as interesting as having an open debate on the earth being flat. "One has to be permitted to think about and discuss the issues."
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What if parish ministry never returns to ‘normal’…intentionally? – Catholic World Report

@Ultraviolet Most Archdioceses and parish staff in the US applied and received a total of 1.4 billion in Crono virus relief grants from the feds funded by tax payers. The grants do not have to be paid back. The USCCB, your local Novus Ordo pastor and his DRE and parish staff are not not feeling the pence pain. Thanks to Trump they will survive, but most of the progressive professional Catholic …More
@Ultraviolet Most Archdioceses and parish staff in the US applied and received a total of 1.4 billion in Crono virus relief grants from the feds funded by tax payers. The grants do not have to be paid back. The USCCB, your local Novus Ordo pastor and his DRE and parish staff are not not feeling the pence pain. Thanks to Trump they will survive, but most of the progressive professional Catholic staffers will not return the favor in November.
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Fatima quote: "Almost all go to hell"

"So Many" means a significant some of the total number of humanity but it certainly does not connote an "almost all" which implies a number approaching 99%.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

@F M Shyanguya Its not that simple, not all excommunications in the history of the Church have been valid or just as arguably in this case, where the defect of motivation being a tool to silence criticism of how the bishops at the time (1988) were implementing the policies of Vatican 2, one could even argue as revenge against or punishment of Lefebvre for not going along with the changes and …More
@F M Shyanguya Its not that simple, not all excommunications in the history of the Church have been valid or just as arguably in this case, where the defect of motivation being a tool to silence criticism of how the bishops at the time (1988) were implementing the policies of Vatican 2, one could even argue as revenge against or punishment of Lefebvre for not going along with the changes and refusing to celebrate the new mass, and beginning a new traditional seminary; nor does excommunication prevent one from purgatory or heaven by the Grace of their baptism.

It's true, Lefebvre consecrated 4 bishops without permission but he did not do so with the intention of breaking from the Church but out of a belief in a crisis of modernity that was having an effect of the life of the Church, which is allowed under Canon Law. You may disagree as to whether there was or is a state of crisis but there need not be an official crisis declared by the Pope in order for an actual crisis to exist, which is not a requirement under CanonLaw. A crisis can in actuality exist and be ignored by eclessiastics. The main issue is whether Lefebvre believed it and acted for the good of saving souls. If So, this is a benevolent, not a malicious intent and action. We can not read his conscience or judge the man, but can only leave him to wisdom and mercy of God.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

Thanks, please pray that the SSPX's irregular situation is resolved and their original full Canonical faculties are restored.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

There are no lay members in the SSPX priestly order. There are some consecrated religious brothers and nuns associated with their apostolic work. Some lay people do register with one of the orders chapels as supporters. I belong to a diocesan parish that offers the Usus Antiquior mass in addition to the Novus Ordo albeit in the traditional mode - ad Orientum and kneeling on the tongue.

I do also…More
There are no lay members in the SSPX priestly order. There are some consecrated religious brothers and nuns associated with their apostolic work. Some lay people do register with one of the orders chapels as supporters. I belong to a diocesan parish that offers the Usus Antiquior mass in addition to the Novus Ordo albeit in the traditional mode - ad Orientum and kneeling on the tongue.

I do also support any Catholic order that is orthodox, does not reject the pope and the universal Magisterium and the Apostolic Deposit of Faith.
That would include the SSPX, the FSSPS, and everywhere that a priest celebrates the Tridentine mass. I do not deny the Mass of Paul VI is valid nor in being in communion with orthodox Catholics who for various reasons attend the Novus Ordo.
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Jill Biden trying to cover Joe's cognitive decline

The plan for Dems is, if they win, for Biden to resign due to health issues with in the year and turning over the presidency to Harris. He will be hailed as a magnanimous and noble man for crowning her. They are not fooling anyone. I asked some Democrat associates about this. They said, we don't expect Biden to serve very long and that we actually will be voting for a president Harris.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

@Dr. Bobus I suppose it all depends, (like philosophy that has it's own share of sophistry), on the sociologist and their philosophical assumptions about the nature of being, epistemology, and human nature. There is a profound difference between the sociology of the positivist, structuralists, i.e. Comte, Marx, Saussure, Levi Strauss, and Lacan, the post-structuralist, i.e. Barthes, Derrida, and …More
@Dr. Bobus I suppose it all depends, (like philosophy that has it's own share of sophistry), on the sociologist and their philosophical assumptions about the nature of being, epistemology, and human nature. There is a profound difference between the sociology of the positivist, structuralists, i.e. Comte, Marx, Saussure, Levi Strauss, and Lacan, the post-structuralist, i.e. Barthes, Derrida, and Faucault (most of these guys are in addition to being sociologists also philosophers albeit poor ones), and the social realism of Christopher Dawson, Joseph Pieper (yes, this great Thomist was also a sociologist), and J. Messner (another great German post WW2 Thomist who also was a sociologist concerned with grasping the essence of society). So, I'm in the realist camp, probably no surprise to you.

I did find Fr. Benedict Ratzinger's two books: Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity and Islam, and Values in a Time of Upheaval, plus his dialogues with Habermas to rely and utilize sociological data for his arguments.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

@Dr. Bobus I studied philosophy and sociology at Univ of St. Thomas- Houston. John Deely was my metaphysics prof.
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Ex-Homosexual Voris Becomes Victim of His Hatred: Smears Catholic Group Founded By Holocaust Surviv…

He is deranged and needs help and prayers.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

@F M Shyanguya don't get too excited my friend with the "ah hah now I got you" sentiment. Your equivacating policy with doctrine. The pastoral policy administration of the Churches outreach to modern man aka ecumenism, collegiality, etc., is only policy not doctrine.

True ecumenism is dialoguing with Muslims and Protestants and neo-pagans charitably with the intended goal of converting them …More
@F M Shyanguya don't get too excited my friend with the "ah hah now I got you" sentiment. Your equivacating policy with doctrine. The pastoral policy administration of the Churches outreach to modern man aka ecumenism, collegiality, etc., is only policy not doctrine.

True ecumenism is dialoguing with Muslims and Protestants and neo-pagans charitably with the intended goal of converting them to Christ and His Church. This does not include hand holding, joint prayer services and ice cream socials with no intended goals of bringing them into the one true faith.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

Again, Dr. Bobus this is only hearsay. Did they provide you with a transcript of the homily?

I can equally attest that I personally know 4 SSPX seminarians who have assured me that they are being taught in their SSPX seminary education that Sedevacantism is a heretical position and not Catholic doctrine but is to be condemned.
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Former FSSP superior general says Lefebvre was a sedevacantist

As Ultraviolet pointed out this is mere hearsay! Its just an opinion with no evidence, such as a voice or video recording of an actual conversation. Also, many times theologians like philosophers pose thought experiments and oposing viewpoints to speculate and debate. In the course of such a discussion with bishop A and Father b, just b/c bishop A floats out ideas which are not actually held by …More
As Ultraviolet pointed out this is mere hearsay! Its just an opinion with no evidence, such as a voice or video recording of an actual conversation. Also, many times theologians like philosophers pose thought experiments and oposing viewpoints to speculate and debate. In the course of such a discussion with bishop A and Father b, just b/c bishop A floats out ideas which are not actually held by bishop A (his true position is evidenced by his public statements and writings) and Father B, who later takes one of the possible speculative points that was discussed by bishop A and then goes to the press or media interviews, after the death of bishop A (in which A cannot give a clarification or rebuttal to the intentional misrepresentation of the dialogue) to give his opinion on some point of speculation x that bishop A made as being his own actual belief is in no way any valid proof that bishop A actually holds position x.

It's as if one takes the arguments of St. Thomas Aquinas or Duns Scotus' preliminary formulations of opposing viewpoints that where at times better articulated than the heterodoxes who actually held those positions, then next asserting that Aquinas and Scotus are heretics because they stated the heterox position. What is intentionally left out is the final points made that refute and dismiss the heretical position and dismiss the actual orthodox positions held by Aqinas and Scotus.

This analogy can also be applied to Archbishop Lefebvre. A good recourse for Lefebvre's true positions citing primary source docs is Micheal Davies Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre. The man was a solidly orthodox Catholic to the core!
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Pope Francis’ critics are dividing the church and families—including mine.

Silence was also used by St. Thomas More. They tried pinning the silence is violence (treason) toward the king tactic. More replied, that his silence betokened no such thing in that in silence no one knows the inner thoughts of a man nor can silence be used as evidence for what can not be proven with any certitude.
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Excommunicated Sacramento priest rejects Pope Francis, misconduct allegations

@FM Shyanguya Even the SSPX accepts Pope Francis as the true and legitimate pope. This whole theory that B16 is still the pope would be like a Democrat saying that Obama is still president. I don't think they understand the meaning of the emeritus status.
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Asterix: The WAR as a race Featuring Coronavirus

Q Anon conspiracy that now includes Trump as being part of the deep state globalist takeover.
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Asterix: The WAR as a race Featuring Coronavirus

@Shyanguya "My eyes smell onions; I shall weep Anon." -Sheakespeare. Tis Anon that reeks of onions!
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Welcome to intuitional religion

@Ultraviolet Yes, and I also appreciate the web wisdom you passed along to me. I changed my GTV profile from a few years ago as online trolls are now out for trying to make those they disagree with unemployed. I thought GTV was an inside track of mostly orthodox Catholics- a, pardon my expression, safe space for like minded Catholics. Then, I started seeing some of its articles with our posts on …More
@Ultraviolet Yes, and I also appreciate the web wisdom you passed along to me. I changed my GTV profile from a few years ago as online trolls are now out for trying to make those they disagree with unemployed. I thought GTV was an inside track of mostly orthodox Catholics- a, pardon my expression, safe space for like minded Catholics. Then, I started seeing some of its articles with our posts on "Uncle Frank's" Canon 212 site. Nothing against Uncle Frank but it does expose one to a lot of anti-traditionalist and anti-Catholic vitriol.

As St. Thomas Aquinas noted Prudence is the key stone of all virtues. We especially need to actualize prudence in our current times.
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Welcome to intuitional religion

@Ultraviolet Awesome commentary. You should post it on the Church Times article. The triggered response from Rose Callahan Tara and Isabella Burton would be priceless.
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Welcome to intuitional religion

Nothing new here. Same old religious syncretism and New Age cult of the self. Shallow and insignificant.
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Joke for men (an eye opener)

Actually, not a bad philosophy joke either. It's a perfect example of a fallacy of composition.