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  • Intelligent Life Really Can’t Exist Anywhere Else

    07/02/2022 4:17:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 93 replies ^ | 7.2.22 | Caroline Delbert
    Intelligent Life Really Can’t Exist Anywhere Else Hell, our own evolution on Earth was pure luck. In research published in 2020 from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute, scientists study the likelihood of key times for evolution of life on Earth and conclude that it would be virtually impossible for that life to evolve the same way somewhere else. Life has come a very long way in a very short time on Earth, relatively speaking—and scientists say that represents even more improbable luck for intelligent life that is rare to begin with. For decades, scientists and even philosophers have chased...
  • Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

    08/02/2018 6:47:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 212 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2018 | Chico Harlan
    ROME — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching to fully reject the death penalty, the Vatican announced Thursday, saying it would work to abolish capital punishment worldwide. The change addresses several sentences of the catechism, the compendium of Catholic teaching, but it sharply amplifies the church’s opposition against one of the world’s most debated policies. The church’s updated teaching states that capital punishment is “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” Previously, the church allowed for the death penalty in very rare cases, only as a means of “defending human lives against...
  • Pope Francis aide blasts U.S. climate skeptics

    05/12/2015 2:07:52 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 83 replies
    Politico.Com ^ | 05/12/2015 | Nick Gass
    The pope’s closest adviser on Tuesday slammed climate-change skeptics, blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing the Catholic Church leader’s upcoming environmental letter. “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga at a news conference in Rome marking the start of Caritas Internationalis, an annual meeting of Catholic charitable groups, according to The Boston Globe. Pope Francis is expected to issue his encyclical letter on the environment this year, and Rodríguez...
  • Did the Bishops at the 1st Vatican Council, who voted on Papal Infallibility, possess infallibility?

    03/31/2014 7:35:15 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 259 replies
    3/31/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) When the vote was taken on July 1870, at the First Vatican Council, with 433 votes in favour (placet) and only 2 against (non placet) against defining as dogma the infallibility of the pope when speaking ex cathedra, did those Bishops possess infallibility when (or at least only when) voting? Did any of them keep this infallibility (did it remain with all of them or any of them) after they left and returned home? Did any of these Bishops possess any infallibility at anytime before the vote was cast? B.) Was Mary's (the Mother of Jesus) mother immaculately conceived...
  • Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

    07/05/2013 5:23:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 7:50 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII. In a major demonstration of his papal authority, Francis decided to make John XXIII a saint even though the Vatican hasn’t confirmed a second miracle attributed to his intercession. The Vatican said Francis had the power to “dispense” with the normal saint-making procedures to canonize him on his own merit, without a miracle.The ceremonies are expected before the end of the year. The date of Dec. 8 has...
  • When Does the Pope Speak Infallibly? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/18/2011 2:44:51 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 17, 2011 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: There was a lecture at our parish and the guest-speaker said something in passing about the Pope making infallible decisions. He claimed that it has only happened twice in history! Do you know what he was talking about? I don’t know if this is even a canon-law question or not… –Kay A: This is indeed a canon-law question, since canon law (as we have seen numerous times before in this space) is driven by theology. Whenever an issue arises about who in the Church has the authority to do what, it’s generally safe to assume that canon law is...

    07/10/2008 3:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 228+ views
    THE EX CATHEDRA STATUS OF THE ENCYCLICAL "HUMANAE VITAE" Brian W. Harrison, O.S. FAITH & REASON, Christendom Press, 2101 Shenandoah Shores Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (800) 877-5456, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 1993. The article originally appeared in the September/November 1992 issue of "Living Tradition: The Organ of the Roman Theological Forum" In "Living Tradition," No. 12 (July 1987),[1] the present writer favourably reviewed a recent book by Fr. Ermenegildo Lio, O.F.M., "Humanae Vitae e Infallibilita" (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1986), in which the thesis is sustained that the teaching against contraception in Pope Paul VI's encyclical...
  • Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago

    03/20/2008 2:54:39 PM PDT · by blam · 144 replies · 1,947+ views
    Newswise ^ | Stony Brook University Medical Center
    Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago Newswise — A shape comparison of the most complete fossil femur (thigh bone) of one of the earliest known pre-humans, or hominins, with the femora of living apes, modern humans and other fossils, indicates the earliest form of bipedalism occurred at least six million years ago and persisted for at least four million years. William Jungers, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University, and Brian Richmond, Ph.D., of George Washington University, say their finding indicates that the fossil belongs to very early human ancestors, and that upright walking is one of the first human characteristics...

    10/16/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by KenKong77 · 135 replies · 2,310+ views
    Give me one reason why "judicial extraordinaire" Harriet Miers is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court. One.
  • Net Piracy Pillages Film Industry

    09/21/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 29 replies · 860+ views
    The BG News (Enter Link Here) ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2005 (21 SEPTEMBER 2005) | Adam Shapiro
    It's time for politicians to protect the film industry and implement stiff anti-piracy laws. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, "pirates are costing the film industry billions of dollars each year." Thank you, J. Scott Davis
  • St. Peter's Chair at Rome

    02/22/2005 7:54:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 1,044+ views ^ | NA | Rev. Alban Butler
    ST PETER'S CHAIR AT ROME Feast: January 22 [See Phaebeus, de Cathedra in qua St. Petrus Rome sedit, & de antiquitate et praestantia solemnitatis Cathedrae Romanae. Romae 1666, 8vo., also Chatelain, Notes on the Martyrology, p. 326] St Peter having triumphed over the devil in the East, pursued him to Rome in the person of Simon Magus. He who had formerly trembled at the voice of a poor maid now feared not the very throne of idolatry and superstition. The capital of the empire of the world, and the centre of impiety, called for the zeal of the prince...
  • How a Catholic Should Act in face of Bad Popes

    01/09/2005 7:37:52 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 18 replies · 718+ views
    Tradition in Action | Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira
    I received this question: How should a person who seeks the truth act in a period when bad Popes are reigning, as, for example, during such a time in the Renaissance? Infallibility in the Extraordinary Papal Teaching This question is not very difficult to answer in terms of Catholic doctrine. The source of truth is Revelation, that is Scriptures and Tradition. The Catholic Magisterium gives us the correct interpretation of Revelation. The Popes are infallible only when they teach a doctrine ex cathedra, when they officially invoke their prerogative of infallibility over that doctrine. In such a case, one cannot...