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Apologetics (Religion)

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  • Biden’s Lying Catholic Apologists

    01/16/2021 9:55:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2021 | George Neumayr
    Biden’s Lying Catholic ApologistsThey are trying to use the Capitol Hill mayhem to silence his critics.The recent condemnations of “reckless rhetoric” come mainly from liberals who engage in it. They froth at the mouth over the mayhem on Capitol Hill, making wild charges about “those responsible for it.” They spread the blame far and wide in the hopes of silencing and discrediting their political opponents.Joe Biden’s religious apologists have joined in this opportunism, using it to settle scores against Christian supporters of Trump. These religious liberals have poured scorn on the government of Donald Trump for four years, often indulging...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ Lesson on How to Make Female Ministers

    01/16/2021 8:03:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 15, 2021 | Dan Millette
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ Lesson on How to Make Female MinistersIn one of my weaker moments, I did something rather foolish, born from curiosity. That is, I read Pope Francis’ new motu proprio: Spiritus Domini. It was not so much what the document promulgated that interested me – that women shall be made official acolytes and lectors of the Church – but rather in how it was accomplished. How exactly does a pope go about codifying an illicit and vexatious practice? Is it as simple as a few magic words, a stroke of the pen, and voila, women can officially...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #182: PSALM 22 - "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

    01/16/2021 6:02:02 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 20 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. "WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?". P S A L M 2 2 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 22 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . CHAPTER 22 For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are...
  • Archbishop Viganò reacts to Pope Francis saying all must take the COVID vaccine

    01/15/2021 7:32:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 15, 2021 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Archbishop Viganò reacts to Pope Francis saying all must take the COVID vaccineConsiderations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on the promotion of the vaccine by the Holy See.January 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A few days ago, an interview was broadcast on Canale5 in which Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared in the unusual role of sponsor of the pharmaceutical companies. We had already seen him in the role of politician, of trade unionist, of promoter of uncontrolled immigration, of supporter of welcoming illegal immigrants, and of philanthropist. In all of these metamorphoses what has always emerged, alongside his capacity to totally remove...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #181: PSALM 19 – THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD

    01/15/2021 5:56:50 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 30 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD. P S A L M 1 9 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 19 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . SPECIAL NOTICE: The fundamental purpose of this series is TO ILLUSTRATE THE BIBLE. Because cameras did not exist in biblical times, we're forced to rely on artists' conceptions. But there...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #180: PSALM 8 – LORD, HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME

    01/14/2021 5:59:35 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 5 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. LORD, HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME! . P S A L M 8 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 8 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . SPECIAL NOTICE: The fundamental purpose of this series is TO ILLUSTRATE THE BIBLE. Because cameras did not exist in biblical times, we rely on and enjoy artists' conceptions. But there are...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Yes to female "readers and acolytes," puts Diaconate in danger

    01/13/2021 6:45:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Daily Compass ^ | January 14, 2021 | Luisella Scrosati
    [Catholic Caucus] Yes to female "readers and acolytes," puts Diaconate in dangerBy virtue of his motu proprio Spiritus Domini, The Pope's decision to modify Canon 230 opens the Lectorate and Acolytate to women as well. Down through the centuries, these have always been ‘ministries’ conferred to males alone, because, like the other ancient minor orders, they emanate from the Diaconate. In this way, having broken the bond with tradition, the latter can also be attacked.A bone thrown out to momentarily appease the hunger for female priesthood of the "German pastors" and South Americans? Or, conversely, a further step - according...
  • Have There Been Worse Crises Than This One?

    01/13/2021 3:19:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 13, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Have There Been Worse Crises Than This One?Don’t you hate it when fellow Catholics say to you: “The Church has faced crises worse than this one before”?You hate it because you know it’s false. Of several popes who flirted with heresy, only two seem to have crossed a line: Honorius and John XXII. Honorius made one error in regard to Christology; he did so in a letter to a bishop. And for this he was posthumously anathematized and excommunicated as a heretic by an ecumenical council and by several of his successors in the papacy. John XXII preached a false...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu Proprio

    01/13/2021 1:34:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 13, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu ProprioThe obvious problems with the recent opening of the ministries of lector and acolyte to women by Pope Francis has already been the subject of a number of articles, including one that I wrote earlier this week. As I reflect further on the motu proprio Spiritus Domini, I see more and more disturbing implications of this modification to canon law. Those who think “it’s not a big deal, it just formalizes what we’ve already been doing for decades!” greatly underestimate the difference between custom (which can...
  • Abortion in Argentina and Francis

    01/12/2021 3:36:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 12, 2021 | Martin Barillas
    Abortion in Argentina and FrancisComplicit silenceBUENOS AIRES (ChurchMilitant.com) - Just hours after the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the Argentine Congress approved one of the broadest abortion measures in the world.The new law in Pope Francis' native land establishes infanticide ("voluntary pregnancy interruption") as a right at any time during the first 14 weeks of growth, but largely allows the practice throughout all nine months of pregnancy if the "comprehensive health of the gestating person" is at stake. Abortion is thus allowed for girls as young as 14 — without parental consent. Health professionals, furthermore, who refuse to conduct abortions...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #179: GOD INTERVENES, QUIZZES JOB

    01/12/2021 6:07:22 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 22 replies
    c. 2,200 BC | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .THE BOOK OF JOB Part 1 GOD'S MAIN MAN, JOB Part 2 JOB SUFFERS Part 3 MRS. JOB MOCKS HIM Part 4 JOB STILL HAS "FRIENDS" Part 5 FRIENDS ACCUSE, JOB DEFENDS Part 6 GOD INTERVENES, QUIZZES JOB. ... G O D INTERVENES, QUIZZES J O B. J O B 3 8 – 4 2 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read JOB 38-42 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an...
  • Phony Synodality. It’s Just Francis In Charge, His Own Way

    01/11/2021 8:43:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 11, 2021 | Sandro Magister
    Phony Synodality. It’s Just Francis In Charge, His Own WayThat Pope Francis exercises “absolute and unbridled power, arbitrary in the truest sense of the word,” is what now emerges both from an inventory of his acts as monarch of the little Vatican state - as in the previous post from Settimo Cielo - and from a political analysis of his exercise of power, as in the editorial by the historian Ernesto Galli della Loggia in the “Corriere della Sera” of last December 20.But in addition to the head of state there is also and above all Francis the pastor. Who...
  • Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus Domini

    01/11/2021 6:04:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 11, 2020 | Peter M.J. Stravinskas
    Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus DominiThe underlying problem with this document is that it eviscerates the clear teaching of St. John Paul II in the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici.Pope Francis’s latest motu proprio, Spiritus Domini, opens up the minor ministries of lector and acolyte to women. On the surface, this can look like much-ado-about nothing since females have been functioning as lectors and acolytes for decades now. Lord knows just about everyone has a grandmother who has been distributing Holy Communion for years on end.1However, there is much more that requires consideration here beyond persons performing...
  • Pope Francis’s inclusion of ‘female ministries’ continues his pattern of rupture

    01/11/2021 11:01:12 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Pope Francis’s inclusion of ‘female ministries’ continues his pattern of ruptureIt is, one might say, another nail in the coffin of the Novus Ordo, detaching it still further from the patrimony of Latin-rite worship.I do not belong to that special class of people who claim to have known, the moment Jorge Mario Bergoglio stepped out on the loggia of St. Peter’s, that we were in for a terrible time. However, within the first year, there was already evidence that the cardinals had elected a modernist, a proponent of rupture, of liberation theology and socialism; and as the years went on,...
  • Earthquake: Francis decrees women can occupy the former Minor Orders of Lector and Acolyte | Update: Full Text of Motu Proprio

    01/11/2021 9:53:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 11, 2021 | New Catholic
    Earthquake: Francis decrees women can occupy the former Minor Orders of Lector and Acolyte | Update: Full Text of Motu ProprioSwedish Lutheran female "bishops"Of course, for us Traditional Catholics, the Minor Orders never ceased to exist. And for good reason: the last major dogmatic Council, Trent, mentions all seven orders explicitly in the Canons and decrees related to Session XXIII.But after Vatican II, the new elites severed the minor orders (Acolyte, Exorcist, Lector, and Porter) and one of the Major Orders (the Subdiaconate) from the Diaconate and Presbyterate. They became mere functions that could be performed by laymen, though...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #178: FRIENDS ACCUSE, JOB DEFENDS

    01/11/2021 6:02:36 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 9 replies
    c. 2,200 BC | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .THE BOOK OF JOB Part 1 GOD'S MAIN MAN, JOB Part 2 JOB SUFFERS Part 3 MRS. JOB MOCKS HIM Part 4 JOB STILL HAS "FRIENDS" Part 5 FRIENDS ACCUSE, JOB DEFENDS Part 6 GOD INTERVENES, QUIZZES JOB.. FRIENDS ACCUSE, JOB DEFENDS. J O B 3 – 3 7 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read JOB 3-37 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of Job 2 , 2...
  • The Biden-Coddling, Trump-Condemning Bishops

    01/10/2021 5:59:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 10, 2021 | George Neumayr
    Last year, as riots raged across the country, America’s liberal bishops hesitated to condemn the mob. Far from fretting over the inflammatory rhetoric of Black Lives Matter, some of the bishops repeated it. Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, joined in the protests and held up a “Black Lives Matter” sign. Seitz told the press that after his participation in the protests he received a phone call from the pope. “He said he wanted to congratulate me,” Seitz said. Jesuit magazine America condemned Catholics for not joining Seitz: “[M]any Catholics seem too timid to listen and...
  • Bishops Volunteer to Shut Down Holy Mass

    01/10/2021 2:15:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 10, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    {Northern Ireland's) Bishops Volunteer to Shut Down Holy MassBELFAST, Northern Ireland (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland have agreed to close churches for Mass even though the government has made it "voluntary" and "not mandatory" to cancel corporate worship.Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of All-Ireland "As many people as possible stay at home for the sake of health, life and the Common Good," bishops said in a statement Thursday, insisting that "the Eucharist and other liturgies should take place without the physical presence of the faithful" from Jan. 7–Feb. 6."The clear message from health officials is that...
  • New Dublin archbishop favors women deacons, blessing of rings for gay couples

    01/10/2021 1:37:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 8, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    New Dublin archbishop favors women deacons, blessing of rings for gay couplesDUBLIN, Ireland, January 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The new archbishop of Dublin, Ireland, Dermot Farrell, has come out in favor of female deacons and blessing rings for homosexual couples, while simultaneously attacking traditional Catholics.Pope Francis’s new appointee as archbishop of Dublin, Farrell, was most recently the bishop of Ossory in the south of Ireland, after having being moved to that post by the Pope in January 2018. Farrell is also the finance secretary for the Irish Bishops Conference.In an interview given to the Irish Times (the full text of...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #177: JOB STILL HAS "FRIENDS"

    01/10/2021 6:30:01 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    Bing Images | c. 2,200 BC | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .THE BOOK OF JOBPart 1GOD'S MAIN MAN, JOB Part 2JOB SUFFERSPart 3MRS. JOB MOCKS HIMPart 4JOB STILL HAS "FRIENDS" Part 5FRIENDS ACCUSE, JOB DEFENDSPart 6GOD INTERVENES, QUIZZES JOB.. J O B S T I L L H A S "F R I E N D S". J O B 2 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read JOB 2 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of Job 2 ,...