Sunday, November 12, 2023

News of Bishop Strickland Removal Highly Exaggerated. It Rivals only News of Church welcoming Transsexuals and homosexuals

Pope Francis critics and the Main Stream Media in attempts to disrupt the recently successfully concluded synod, kept poking at the bear hoping to see anger. Didn't happen.
Instead, Pope Francis referred to John 13:34 and said, "To reform the Church, love God and love, others."  

For example, consider ETWN's Daniel Payne's Anti Pope Francis Propaganda: "Read Pope Francis’ response to the dubia presented to him by 5 cardinals - The pope has not responded to the August set of dubia."

Or JD Flynn's Pope Francis answers a dubia — Does inaction speak clearer than words? " Famously, the current synod, in a sense, got underway 48 hours before its formal opening with a set of dubia, or doubts, submitted to the pontiff by five conservative cardinals. In responses to those dubia released by the Vatican, Francis, among other things, offered a cautious “yes” to the blessing of same-sex unions on a case-by-case basis, and a basic “no” to women’s ordination while allowing for the possibility of further study."

Reuters' Philip Pullella
writes "In very rare move, Pope dismisses conservative US bishop Strickland"  Yet, the coverage of the firing of Bishop Strickland pales, in comparison to the scandalous story days earlier about the Church welcoming transsexuals and homosexuals. 

Professional journalists generally abstain from using adjectives. Pallella in using the term "conservative US bishop", he indicts Pope Francis right off the bat. Pullella also reports that "Strickland is 65, 10 years shy of the usual retirement age for bishops. Strickland had said earlier this year that he would refuse to resign if asked." What he doesn't report is that Bishop Strickland was directly entrusted to continue Jesus' mission through Holy Orders. Holy Orders requires faithfulness and obedience: Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties. The sacred rite by which orders are conferred is called ordination. The apostles were ordained by Jesus at the Last Supper so that others could share in his priesthood. According to the Catholic Catechism (1536) Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.:

The Church also teaches (CCC 891 ) That the pope " head of the college of bishops, enjoys infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful - who confirms his brethren in the faith he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals. . . . The infallibility promised to the Church is also present in the body of bishops when, together with Peter's successor, they exercise the supreme Magisterium," above all in an Ecumenical Council. When the Church through its supreme Magisterium proposes a doctrine "for belief as being divinely revealed," and as the teaching of Christ, the definitions "must be adhered to with the obedience of faith." This infallibility extends as far as the deposit of divine Revelation itself.

In his piece Pullella continues writing that Bishop Strickland "has been particularly critical of the pope's attempt to make the Church more welcoming to the LGBT community and attempts by Francis to give lay people more responsibility in the Church and opposed a recent synod."

 The unwelcome LGBT rhetoric is close to the one articulated by the 
Head Of Hizbullah's Shari'a Council in Lebanon. He wants to kill gay people, because he is afraid of being infected by them. He accuses elderly Jewish people of spreading homosexuality and compares them to the people of Sodom who were "stoned to death" 

Yet Bishop Strickland's criticism and others is not new, but roughly 2000 years old. In the early years of Christianity, thephilosopher Porphyry, was a major critic. In his book Against the Christians, along with other writers like Celsus and Julian. Porphyry argued that Christianity was based on violence, corruption, superstition, polytheism, homophobia, bigotry, pontification, abuses of women's rights,sectarianism and that women exercised too much power in the Church.

Scandalous! Can you imagine 2000 years ago Jesus speaking to a lose woman at the well? The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go call your husband and come back.” The woman answered and said to him, “I do not have a husband.” Jesus answered her, “You are right in saying, 'I do not have a husband. John 4:15 

Or what about dinning with sinners?
"The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31Jesus said to them in reply, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. 32I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” Luke Chapter 5:30

According to David L. Gray "Being that both Pagans and Christians were using the art of rhetoric to persuade hearers to follow their way, it is a testament to the divine beauty of Christianity that truth was able to persuade so many, even in the face of persecution prior to the Edict of Toleration (A.D. 260 – 303) and the Edict of Milan (A.D. 313)" Writes 

Pullella's "reporting" is also like a typical politician's guilt by association fallacious reasoning: "Strickland is a strong supporter of former U.S. president Donald Trump and is seen as a hero by conservative U.S. Catholic media outlets that are aligned with Trump"

As previously reported the US Catholic Media outlets Pallella refers to, would have crucified Pope Francis 2000 Years Ago.

Although there's some truth about the "conservative Catholics" LifeSiteNews, a self-described Canadian Catholic conservative anti-abortion advocacy website and news publication, in a post on X announcing the news about Bishop Strickland writes "In removing Bishop Strickland from the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, Pope Francis has canceled one of the most faithful, forthright and vocal bishops in the United States." 

LifeSite got one put of three right: the "vocal" part. A Wikipedia entry reads: "LifeSiteNews has published misleading information and conspiracy theories.

Earlier this year Father Mike Schmitz in his daily podcast The Catholic Catechism In a Year Day 115 made a Passionate Plea for Church Unity echoing the letter to Laodicea's where the community is reprimanded for being lukewarm (Rev 3:15–16: To Laodicea.* “To the angel of the church in Laodicea,* write this:
“‘The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot.* I wish you were either cold or hot.

So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth."

Surely the media coverage of Bishop Strickland's removal is not what Father Mike had in mind.  As Catholics, we may disagree on policy, never on principle, where the principle is: The Church Christ founded welcomes everyone, particularly the sinners, because we all are.

Certain arguments against Christians:Porphyry, Against the Christians (2004).  Fragments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' language surrounding pastoral blessings -- which the Vatican said can be spontaneously given to people in same-sex relationships -- is not entirely new for a pope, a Vatican editorial said, and can even be traced back to his immediate predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Breaking! The Church welcomes transsexuals and homosexuals!

The Main Stream Media has not jumped at a story such as this one since January 12, 2010 when Hundreds of thousands of people were killed after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti.

In case you just returned from Mars. The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith responds to questions concerning the participation of transsexual persons and persons with same-sex attraction in the Sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony and related ceremonies ad follows: Transsexual persons, even if they have undergone hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery, may receive the Sacrament of Baptism. The children of homosexual couples should be baptized even if they are born from a surrogate mother, provided there is a well-founded hope that they will be educated in the Catholic faith.

This Dicastery, formerly called a Congregation, has the specific mission “to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals in the whole Catholic world. Therefore, those things belong to it which touch this matter in any way

What the MSM does not report is that the story is 2000 years old "Jesus said to them in reply, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” Luke Chapter 5

But it is not surprising. We live in an age where people refuse to take responsibility for their own actions but demand apologies and reparations for atrocities they never experienced, from people who never committed them. They like to cancel art, ideas, symbols, language & history they don’t agree with – they even go as far as canceling  names of military bases: In California, Governor Newsom 1pushes billions in euphemistically referred to as reparations payments as state faces budget deficit disaster – neglects to consider that the Ultimate Reparation has already been paid in full, for example.

In the words of James Joyce: "Christianity is the ultimate inclusive set of beliefs" - everybody is welcome. The Church teaches everyone is created for love. Everyone has desires that are not good. Those who identify as gay have dignity Those who experience same-sex attraction are worthwhile. Those who are grappling with their Sexuality as part of the family, that is, part of the human family, and if they are Christian, they are part of the family of God. If you are same-sex attracted person, you belong to the Catholic Church

Invariable the transsexuals and homosexuals "news" is covered through the prism of LGBTQ rights and inclusivity.  But Inalienable  Rights are those endowed by the Creator to all man, inuding those in the womb or in death row. Talk of other rights is merely demagoguery used by corrupt politicians, and propagandists to build a strawman argument, divide the people  and ultimately buy votes. Why the story should be less about rights and more about responsibilities, since the Church, in the words of James Joyce can be characterized as Here Come Everybody. The Church recognizes that (CCC 2358) The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
The Church also teaches that everyone made in God's image. "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them."218 Man occupies a unique place in creation: (I) he is "in the image of God"; (II) in his own nature he unites the spiritual and material worlds; (III) he is created "male and female"; (IV) God established him in his friendship. CCC 355

The Church also teaches everyone is broken. Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. CCC 2357

In the area of responsibility, the Church teaches (CCC 2359) the Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

The same participants in the current media transsexuals circus,  attempted to get the  circus started by disrupting the just concluded synod " Famously, the current synod, in a sense, got underway 48 hours before its formal opening with a set of dubia, or doubts, submitted to the pontiff by five conservative cardinals. In responses to those dubia released by the Vatican, Francis, among other things, offered a cautious “yes” to the blessing of same-sex unions on a case-by-case basis, and a basic “no” to women’s ordination while allowing for the possibility of further study."

What is clear is that the so-called transsexuals and homosexuals breaking story is not new. It's 2000 years old!

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

The Golden Circle of Hate

Simon Sinek argues his Golden Circle explains why some leaders are able to inspire, while others aren't.  Likewise, the Golden Circle of Hate explains why some leaders are able to promote hate.

Simon Sinek, the author of several books on the topic of leadership, inncluding 'Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action' first popularized his now-famous Golden Circle concept.
Paraphrasing Sinek all the great inspiring leaders and organizations in the world whether it's Apple, or Martin Luther King or the Wright Brothetrs, Obama, Putin or Palestinian leader, Yousef Makharzah, they all think, act and communicate the same way, and it's complete opposite to everyone else, explaining why some leaders are able to inspire, while others arent. According to Sinek, every single organization in the planet knows what they do, but very few people know why.

For example, Sinek attributes Apple’s success to the fact that it began with “Why.” He claims that, as a result, Apple successfully attracted clients with similar values. This served as the foundation of Apple’s marketing strategy and the fuel behind its operations.

According to Sinek the Wright Brothers were leaders, innovators, and importantly they had a cause and a purpose beyond themselves and why they beat out Pierpoint  Langley in the powered flight race, even though Langley had fame and fortune but a selfish motive.

Sinek says "I think a large part of it is, remember, as social animals, communication is important to us. And how things are expressed really matters. And we can scare people into doing things. And though they may act, it's not sticky because we don't know what we stand for. We only know what we stand against. And so I found remarkable the way Martin Luther King spoke to us. He spoke in terms of what the future looks like in a positive way, in terms so clear that we could imagine it with him."

Liza Rosen link to a video of a Gaza University Professor who appeared on Hamas TV to normalize Jihad against the Jews saying "The Jews Are Human Garbage, Behind Every Conspiracy" explains the "What," using Sinek's terminology.

While, according to Rosen, Palestinian leader, Yousef Makharzah, encourages polygamy, and claims that Christian and Jewish women in the West are immoral for having intimate relationships with animals such as dogs and donkeys who replace their husbands in bed. And, The Head Of Hizbullah's Shari'a Council in Lebanon wants to kill gay people, because he is afraid of being infected by them. He accuses elderly Jewish people of spreading homosexuality and compares them to the people of Sodom who were "stoned to death."

Then Umm Osama, wife of a senior Hamas leader, challenges the Palestinian mothers to hate the Jews more than they love their children, because that is the only way, according to her, that a Palestinian mother can sacrifice her own children for Jihad and send them to carry out suicide attacks against Jews: ״Mother must instill in her children the love of Jihad [Killing infidels for Allah] and martyrdom for the sake of Allah. If every mother were to prevent her son from waging Jihad against Jews for the sake of Allah, who would wage Jihad?״

Meanwhile Female Islamic scholar: "Allah allows Muslim men to rape non-Muslim women to humiliate them." "If we fought Israel, we can take their women and sex slaves." 

President Joe Biden, in an apparent attempt to deflect blame, says not all Palestinians are terrorists. While that might be true, the question is, how do you know who is a terrorist and who is not. After all, Whoopi Goldberg speaking for progressives in the USA says women need to get rid of the Toxic Thing inside them. However, just like Hamas, the Islamic Industrial Complex and its ecosystem the Toxicity is in the heart, not in the womb. A hateful heart generates hateful thoughts. Such thoughts become acts of terrorism. Or if you prefer, Ben Sirach states [4] When a sieve is shaken, the refuse remains; so a man's filth remains in his thoughts. Chapter 27

Take for instance the Palestinian children, relatives of suicide terrorists, who appeared on Hamas TV to glorify self-sacrifice, jihad & martyrdom. The children say they aspire to be the next generation of martyrs. This is what the Palestinians teach their children in Gaza.

Or Hamas leader bragging about the women and children who gather around Hamas terrorists, Hamas headquarters and rocket launchers to prevent Israeli airstrikes.

Palestinian children through years of indoctrination are already programmed to chant “Death to Israel, Death to America, Death to Infidels.” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi cited this as part of reason the Arab World does not want to take Palestinians

Jordanian-Palestinian religious leader Ahmad Al-Shashouri explains why they hate and want to kill Jews: ״The Jews Are More Dangerous Than Coronavirus, AIDS, and Cholera; Jihad Purifies Our Bodies and Souls, Can Save People from These Diseases״.

It's no surprise that this type of Hate Propaganda, referred herein as the Golden Circle of Hate, with an afterlife reward, produces an endless supply of "martyrs:" A failed Palestinian suicide bomber explains that he was excited to blow himself up and kill Jews because "martyrs" receive 72 virgins in Paradise. Other terrorists explain how Palestinian society glorifies "martyrdom" as part of jihad against Jews. Part of the Why in the Golden Circle of Hate 
is the 72-virgin reward in paradise. - Some say it's only 70. But, if you are willing to lay down your life because you hate someone and the featured attraction in the afterlife is 72 virgins, that implies the after life is subject to the time domain, what happens say one year after you collect your reward? 10 years later? 100? Is the reward simply a scam? Ibn Warraq writes "In August, 2001, the American television channel CBS aired an interview with a Hamas activist Muhammad Abu Wardeh, who recruited terrorists for suicide bombings in Israel. Abu Wardeh was quoted as saying: "I described to him how God would compensate the martyr for sacrificing his life for his land. If you become a martyr, God will give you 70 virgins, 70 wives and everlasting happiness." Wardeh was in fact shortchanging his recruits since the rewards in Paradise for martyrs was 72 virgins"

Compare that to the two criminals crucified with Jesus:  one mocks Jesus, and the second repents and gets an express ticket to paradise sans virgins.  His reward was to see the Father face-to-face: "But the other rebuked him, saying, 'Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong. 'Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me when you come into  your kingdom" He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Luke 23:40. In the Judeo-Christian tradition we say that each one of us has a natural desire for happiness, which God has placed in the human heart to draw us nearer to Him. As St. Thomas Aquinas writes, “We all want to live happily. How is it then, that I seek you, Lord? Since in seeking you, my God, I seek a happy life, let me seek you so that my soul may live, for my body draws life from my soul and my soul draws life from you. God alone satisfies.”   All lives matter, whether in the womb or in death row, because in the beginning  "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them."218 Man occupies a unique place in creation: (I) he is "in the image of God"; (II) in his own nature he unites the spiritual and material worlds; (III) he is created "male and female"; (IV) God established him in his friendship. CCC 355

You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, “You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.” But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment (Mt 5:21–22)

Using Simon Sinek's Golden Circle, the reason the AntiSemitic message is so sticky and motivational  is vividly clear: "God is Love. Allah is Hate:" - The Why is "We Want To Wipe The Jews From The Face Of The Earth Because They Are Evil"

For example, consider the case of two women who were arrested for having their babies circumcised. They were paraded around the city with their babies hung from their breasts; then they were thrown down from the city wall.

Then the story of the mother and seven children who were savagely tortured and killed.

Or that by public vote of the city when the Jews, wishing to live on friendly terms and not suspecting anything, accepted an invitation from the people who took them out to sea and drowned at least two hundred of them

You may be surprised it was NOT Hamas, but the Greeks, the illuminati of the day, but not unlike Hamas and its ecosystem.

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are touting what they euphemistically call, the
first US National Strategic Center to Combat Islamophobia- a gag order so Tlaib's comments can be construed as free speech, while Dem Michigan AG's statement and other similar speech could be construed as hate speech and Islamophobic.

Yet, Jew-hating is alive and well in the USA Democratic coalition. Notably, Democratic Socialists of America and Black Lives Matter affiliates have issued statements of support for Hamas: No one in the Biden Administration has condemned the AntiSemitic remarks coming in from the Democrat. Here's a sampling:

Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal compares Israel's self-defense to Russia's "siege of Ukraine

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) antisemitism and disgraceful response to the attacks on Israel is so disgusting that Congressman Jack Berman introduced a resolution to censure her

Or Ilhan Omar rabid antiSemitism that even Adam Schiff was compelled to denounce her "Anti-Semitism has no place in the halls of Congress or civil society, and it’s incumbent upon all of us in leadership positions to speak respectfully and thoughtfully, even about issues as emotionally charged as those involving Israel and Palestine."

Or Haley Campaign Ripping
AOC Over Israel Resolution Snub: 'You Would Fit Great with the Anti-Semites' at UN"

Or Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) is under fundraising and associating with an antisemitic activist who once said she wants to burn “every Israeli” alive.


And we all know is not about hate, but about protecting the Ummah Industrial Complex - The Global Islam

The FBI’s own Hate Crime Statistics Report show who is more likely to commit a hate crime. It shows that parents who show up at school board meetings are not likely to be terrorists.

Neither are Mass-attending Catholics, or those who display patriotic symbology or Pro-Life Advocates.

Nevertheless, Attorney General Garland sends the FBI to “protect” school boards and spy on Catholics. The FBI knows which public officials spew hate and call for violence against the police:

The Richmond Calif., City Council voted for state-sponsored AntiSemitism and accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing and collective punishment"

Mr Anh Le was savagely beaten with a bat by two people in Chinatown. Despite the high Hate Crime rate in the city, The San Francisco DA plea-deal so the perpetrators did no get jail time –

While it is relatively easy to understand why Hamas can recruit martyrs, it is much more complicated to understand the antiSemitism by the Islamic Industrial Complex ecosystem.

Gilder, Sowell and Gorky studied the reason for the hate, speculating ir was jealousy or the Jew-gene. But the real reason antiSemitism has not changed in 3000 years is that Jews are God’s Chosen People: When "God put Abraham to the test and said to him: Abraham! “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There offer him up as a burnt offering on one of the heights that I will point out to you." Abraham did not hesitate - Genesis Chapter 22

Now consider the impact of the Warren Court's decision. Since (1963) when the Warren SCOTUS, the most liberal court in U.S. history kicked out God out of the schools we have had A mental health crisis. Infanticide turned into a Black Genocide, African American nuclear family has joined the Sea Turtles in the extinct list - compare to 2% divorce rate for couples using NFP. 80% of AA kids are raised in fatherless homes. Replaced faith-based gleaning with SNAP. AIDS epidemic, Opiod crisis. We have a fatherlesssness crisis. A Girlhood Crisis.  A Trans Crisis. A Hate Crisis

Contrast the Golden Circle of Hate with the Jews' Motivation as they
prepare for battle as described on
2 macabees 17 " Encouraged by Judas’ words, so noble and capable of instilling valor and stirring young hearts to courage, they determined not merely to march, but to charge gallantly and decide the issue by hand-to-hand combat with the utmost courage, since city, sanctuary and temple were in danger.
They were not so much concerned about wives and children, or family and relations; their first and foremost fear was for the consecrated sanctuary"

Or the Letter from Saint Paul to the Romans: (Romans 13:8) "Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments, You shall not commit adultery;p
you shall not kill;
you shall not steal;
you shall not covet,
and whatever other commandment there may be,
are summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Love does no evil to the neighbor;
hence, love is the fulfillment of the law"

While the would-be martyr wants to behead those who insult Islam, Saint Peter says, "If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of God rests upon you." 1 Peter 4. While Saint John writes (John 15:13). "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."

In Saint Matthew Chapter 5:38 Jesus says "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. ' But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment!

Peter Kreeft writes "Many people simply cannot understand the concept of eternity. Eternity does not mean endless time or even infinite time. That is just progressivism in disguise. Eternity means another dimension entirely, a timeless dimension, a vertical dimension, an absolute that judges all horizontal movements in time, both traditionalist and progressivist, by its own standard. For its standard is the true God." How to Destroy Western Civilisation and other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss - Peter Kreeft

If Kreeft is right, it seems the virgin reward is a scam.