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  • [Catholic Caucus] The logic of Amoris Laetitia now infects Vatican diplomacy

    07/17/2018 7:59:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 17, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    The latest of a series of articles on Vatican-China talks* posted on the Vatican News site tackles the question of how the Holy See could recognize bishops who were ordained without Vatican approval, and thus subject to excommunication: The path to the legitimisation of the Chinese Bishops ordained without the mandate of the Pope is not and cannot be, then, a cold bureaucratic act; rather, it must be a journey of genuinely and profoundly ecclesial discernment, whereby particular cases are evaluated in order to determine whether the essential conditions exist, such that a given Bishop could be readmitted into full...
  • Nicaraguan Government: 'President Ortega will not resign'

    07/17/2018 12:59:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    EuroNews ^ | 07/17/2018
    Responding to criticism from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, who has asked the Nicaraguan government to stop state violence and disarm pro-government groups, Mr Oquist accused the UN High Commissioner was guilty of inaccuracy. "This is based on nothing," Mr Oquist said. "It's based on local human rights sources, which have been partial for decades. These unproven generalizations are not helping the search for peace." When asked about the possibility that President Ortega will resign and hold elections, the minister responded: "... Why should the president resign?... Sandinistas also know how to put barricades on the street." Daniel Ortega...
  • Czech churches cry foul over Communist tax plan

    07/17/2018 10:16:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Yahoo News ^ | July 14, 2018 | Jan FLEMR
    Czech churches are up in arms against Communist Party plans to tax billions in compensation being paid by the state in return for assets, mostly land, seized by the Communists during their Cold War rule. Under a 2012 law and deals with the state, 17 religious denominations -- Christian and Jewish -- are entitled to recover assets worth up to 75 billion koruna (2.9 billion euros, $3.4 billion) seized by the atheist Communist regime after World War II.
  • One Hundred Years Since the Murder of the Russian Royal Family

    07/17/2018 7:19:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 28 replies
    Anotther City ^ | 07-17-2018 | Alfred Kentigern Siewers
    Last picture of the Russian Royal Family before their martyrdom by the Bolsheviks. July 17, 2018, marks the centennial of the killing of the Russian royal family.On that date a hundred years ago, the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife the tsarina Alexandra, their five children and four retainers, were ushered into a basement in the city of Yekaterinburg in the early hours of the morning, for an execution that would mark a turning point in history.The family, by all accounts pious and loving and known for personal works of charity, had suffered months of humiliation at...
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Calls Divine Wrath Upon Sandinista Thugs

    07/11/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tancred
    Pope responds to an attack by Sandinista troops against the nuncio and bishops in Nicaragua - Edit: the Church is no stranger to hostility from the Communist Sandanista regime. And none of the news stories I see are covering the Communism angle and the apparent end of the romance. Managua (kath.net) On Monday, in Nicaragua, in an attack by pro-government thugs on the Cardinal of Managua, the apostolic nuncio and several bishops, including Managua suffragan bishop Silvio Baez, were injured. Demonstrators against dictator Ortega and his wife's government, who were attacked by Sandinista paramilitary groups, retreated to the Basilica of...
  • What I LEarned in the Gulag

    07/08/2018 10:16:49 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 32 replies
    Kolyma Stories ^ | 2018 | Varlam Shalamov
    For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was published in a journal called Literary Contemporary. He was released in 1951, and from 1954 to 1973 he worked on Kolyma Stories, a masterpiece of Soviet dissident writing that has been newly translated into English and published by New York Review Books Classics this week. Shalamov claimed not...
  • In Seattle, restaurants have to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Let’s fix that.

    07/05/2018 12:42:27 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Crosscut ^ | 7/3/2018 | Nate Christiansen
    In the week and a half since Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service while dining in Virginia, pundits have debated the propriety of that act in tedious detail. It’s a subject that won’t go away. Even in Vancouver, B.C. a restaurant manager was fired the past weekend for refusing to serve a Trump supporter wearing a MAGA hat. In both cases, the restaurant’s decisions and the resulting reactions reflect a growing gulf between political factions that increasingly see themselves as belonging to separate societies. But, even amidst the labored dispute about whether the Virginia restaurant should have rebuked Sanders, there...
  • Up next: 1970s-style bombings, warns progressive

    06/27/2018 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 06/26/2018 | Art Moore
    Interrupting meals 'just the beginning' of resistance to RepublicansA writer for the popular progressive news website Splinter is warning supporters of President Trump that if they have a problem with the heckling of administration officials in public places, they haven’t seen anything yet. “Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning,” writes Splinter senior writer Hamilton Nolan. “This is what happens when citizens decide en masse that their political system is corrupt, racist, and unresponsive,” says Nolan....
  • Nicaraguans flood migration offices in bid to flee crisis

    06/15/2018 4:04:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    Managua (AFP) – One evening as she watched some local kids play outside in her Managua neighborhood, Nicaraguan Mireya Alegria was shocked to see police, motorcycles and a white van carrying hooded men speed past. “They started firing,” she says. It was the moment she decided enough was enough. Now Alegria is one of the thousands of Nicaraguans desperately seeking to process migration documents and flee to neighboring Central American countries, as two months of anti-government dissent has triggered increasingly violent state repression. “Thousands of people come daily to do paperwork,” said Nubia Manzanares, a migration agent, adding that many...
  • 'Human tragedy' of Nicaragua violence claims 121 lives: Rights group

    06/06/2018 6:24:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.channelnewsasia.com ^ | 06/06/2018 | Staff
    MANAGUA: At least 121 people have been killed in a wave of protests since Apr 18 against President Daniel Ortega's government, Nicaragua's main human rights group said Tuesday (Jun 5), calling it a "human tragedy." The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) said another 1,300 people have been wounded in the protests, which have met with a violent crackdown from the government. "This is now a massacre, a human tragedy where the goal is to exterminate all those young people who think differently than or are critical of the government," the group's executive secretary, Marlin Sierra, told AFP. "It amounts...
  • Rutgers Prof: ‘Officially, I Now Hate White People’

    06/01/2018 8:15:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/1/2018 | Rob Shimrock
    A New Jersey professor said Thursday that he “officially” “now hate[s] white people” in a Facebook post that was subsequently deleted. James Livingston, the Rutgers University history professor who made the remarks, proceeded to detail “little Caucasian a**holes” that annoyed him at a restaurant. “OK, officially, I now hate white people,” Livingston said. “I am a white people [sic], for God’s sake, but can we keep them — us — us out of my neighborhood? I just went to Harlem Shake on 124 and Lenox for a Classic burger to go, that would [be] my dinner, and the place is...
  • Van Jones Blames ‘Moral Collapse’ Inside White House for ‘Rank Bigot’ Roseanne

    05/30/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2018 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” former Obama administration green jobs czar and network contributor Van Jones blamed the ”moral collapse inside of our political system” for Roseanne Barr’s derogatory tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Jones said, “Some things apparently are more important than money, even to a big corporation like ABC-Disney, and that is very heartening because we’ve been in a moral freefall for at least three years. To my point of view, one of the great things is — it is, in fact, important that red-state America be better represented in the media. But they can have a...
  • The Latest From Santa Marta: There Is an American Conspiracy Against...

    05/29/2018 11:14:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 29, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Settimo Cielo reported on May 7 on the intensification of the anti-Catholic repression in Henan, the populous province halfway between Beijing and Shanghai, traditionally considered the cradle of Chinese civilization. Just over a week later, however, the website Vatican Insider, known for its connections to Pope Francis, published under the byline of Gianni Valente a refutation of the fear that the Catholic Church is in the crosshairs of the Chinese authorities and that from the province of Henan the anti-Catholic repression could extend to all of China:> China, the “strange case” of the Henan churches closed to childrenIn Valente’s judgment,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Ho Chi Minh City, land expropriation in ..., 15,000 households without a home

    05/28/2018 10:52:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    AsiaNews.it ^ | May 28, 2018 | Nguyen Hung
    Through threats and pressures, the authorities have seized residents’ homes at low prices and sold them high to investors. The People's Committee intends to expropriate land belonging to the Catholic community. For Fr VÄ©nh Sang, Redemptorist priest, "in the name of the process of dialogue between the Holy See and the State, some ‘leading figures’ have asked the victims to remain silent”. To defend justice, truth and human rights, Catholics must be “messengers of the Gospel”, says Mgr Micae HoĂ ng Đức Oanh. Ho Chi Minh City (AsiaNews) – About 15,000 households are currently without a home due to an urban...
  • Minimum-wage protesters take Fight for $15 to McDonald’s West Loop headquarters (Chicago)

    05/24/2018 11:46:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/21/2018 | Stefano Esposito
    In the midst of a deluge, protesters in disposable ponchos stood outside McDonald’s gleaming new headquarters in the West Loop Monday morning and booed. “I put in leg work day in and day out so that they can sit in this building … so that they can send their children to the best schools, so they never have to worry at night!” shouted Mary Hood, a protester and manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in the city. Protests outside McDonald’s by the “Fight for $15” movement in favor of a higher minimum wage have been going on for years. But this...
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • LIVE - Thousands Of Antifa In Paris Street Now

    05/01/2018 7:40:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/01/18
    Paris looks like a h@ll hole.  Soros Antifa goons are tearing it up.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf9nOtVso1A      
  • Russia’s ‘keep it in the ground’ ploy to stifle American oil

    04/22/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/22/18 | William F. Shughart II
    ... But a threat is hanging over oil. What is most ominous is the spread of the destructive idea that, because of climate change, all fossil fuels, including oil, must be kept in the ground. Russia bears some of the blame for that underhanded campaign, using social media to twist American public opinion against oil production to achieve its own devious goal: push up world oil prices. With Russia’s help, the keep-it-in-the-ground movement threatens to impede the production of oil offshore and stifle hydraulic fracturing in shale formations. At the same time, Russia is spearheading opposition to the construction of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis is Using the Communists, Not the Other Way Around

    04/18/2018 4:10:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 17, 2018 | Jason Morgan
    Cardinal Joseph Zen (Getty) has accused the Vatican of 'selling out the Church in China'When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected supreme pontiff in March of 2013, the world seemed to expect a softening of Pope Benedict XVI’s crystalline, intellectual style. At first, the new Pope Francis’ many gaffes and faux pas seemed part of this more relaxed approach to the papacy. I and many others pigeonholed Francis as a theological and mental featherweight, an affable simpleton whose papacy would be much more about embracing children and washing the feet of the faithful, and much less about issuing encyclicals and wading...