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Pelosi Washes Immigrant Feet At Episcopal Church

BARF


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (left) prepares to pour water on the feet of Yamile Cruz, 10, with the help of Bishop Marc Andrus during a Holy Week foot-washing ceremony at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Photo: Leah Millis, San Francisco Chronicle

Double Barf. If such immigrants voted Republican, she would be chopping their feet off to keep them from crossing the border.

Triple Barf.

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Have a Prayerful Good Friday

Have a prayerful Good Friday everyone. Unless you're Michael Bloomberg who's already been given a free pass to Heaven by spending other people's money. But everyone else should probably pray and think about the distance that you put between yourself and God.

Don't waste this time. Pick up the cross, acknowledge the weight you've added to it. Pray.

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Are Canonizations Infallible? Yes and No

The discussion around the infallibility of canonizations comes up from time to time, and with the approaching canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII we see it naturally being revisited.

Particularly with the lives of Popes, there is always elements of the exercise of the Office or personality that people can reasonably critique. This is true of everyone, but more so with such prominent public figures.

I will not go into the details of any of these criticisms for the above mentioned as any such thing is debatable at best and tangential to my point.

The question is whether canonization is an infallible act and if so, how can it be that people who did questionable things and perhaps even have exercised demonstrably poor judgment be canonized. It is a good question. I think I have an answer.

Continue Reading At The National Catholic Register>>>


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C'Mon, She Just Killed a Baby

A young woman was sentenced to life in prison for killing her newborn. Amanda Hein was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of her newborn son whom she smothered, put in a plastic bag, and then placed in a toilet tank at a pub in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania.

I saw this letter which was sent in to a local newspaper:

What a sad situation. A young woman — isolated, afraid, depressed. Yes, she made bad choices and a final, very tragic one.

But is she such a threat to society that she deserves to be behind bars for the rest of her life? And where is the father — the other half who created this child? He is free to roam the streets with no cares, responsibilities or consequences for his actions — possibly impregnating other vulnerable women as we put Amanda Hein behind bars.
Another letter, published in the same paper, said:
What Hein did was wrong. No one knows that better than she. She will suffer for this horrific act for the rest of her life.

How is incarcerating her going to help anyone? I am not condoning what Hein did, but I cannot help but see how quickly she was rushed to trial and through our unequal legal system.
Isn't there something wrong going on here. Isn't there an undercurrent here of..."Hey, she just killed a baby and I'm not a baby so it's not that bad. It's not like she killed an actual person."


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Time To Consecrate Russia

"To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved . . . "

Once again, an aggressive and militaristic Russia dominates the news. That country, under the dictatorship and thumb of a thug, threatens its neighbors once again with annihilation.

As Catholics, how should we respond? We should pray, of course. But there is more we can do. That country is in dire need of conversion (as are most countries in the world) and while the Orthodox Church has been given more freedom in post-Soviet Russia, the people are far from converted. Abortion rates in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union are the highest in the world. While the Orthodox Church has made some inroads with the people of Russia, its reach is still very limited and even in the best of interpretations, the lack of communion with the Holy See represents a serious problem for the Russian people.

Because of Russia, souls are perishing, the world is threatened with war, and nations continue to be annihilated.

More is needed. What is needed is that Russia should be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Russia is a country in dire need of the assistance of our Blessed Mother.

Wait!!! Hold your horses there bub. The consecration of Russia was already accomplished in 1984. Are you one of those Fatima deniers?

No.

I do not doubt...

Continue Reading at the National Catholic Register>>>>


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Bloomberg Says He'll March Straight Into Heaven

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his salvation is assured because of his work on obesity...or something. What a tool.

This from the NY Times:

Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
Humility was never his thing.

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"Heaven is for Real" Comes out Today

This is one of those movies that intrigues me. But I can't trust the reviews. The movie comes out today. Anyone know anything, let me know. I like Greg Kinnear as an actor. The movie looks decent.



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Middle School Gives Kids Sex Survey Without Notifying Parents

A New Hampshire public Middle School gave students a sex survey without parental notification. The survey asked about their sexual experiences and their sexual orientation. Nice, huh? Don't worry, they said it was just a mix up. You know, these things happen.

Turth Revolt:

Parents were notified with a letter sent home stating that the school would be surveying their children about alcohol and drugs. What they were not told was that the questionnaire also contained advanced questions about sex, especially considering this age range of 11 to 14.

Fox 25 spoke with the school's superintendent who said it was an "oversight" that the note sent home to parents did not include the term "sex."

One question, partially obstructed in the video above, asks about how often a student uses condoms or a Depo-Provera shot (birth control injection) when they have sex. Other questions asked are: “Would you say that you are only straight/heterosexual, mostly straight/heterosexual, bisexual, mostly lesbian/gay or only lesbian/gay?

Which of the following best describes you: Female, male, transgender, male-to-female, transgender female-to-male, transgender, do not identify as exclusively male or female, or not sure?
It's no wonder, public schools have to trap children into their schools.

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The Puppet Mass Returns!!

If you prefer to live in denial that puppet masses are the wild fiction of rad-trad minds, please stop reading right now.

No matter how many times this happens, we must remember that there is nothing to see here.

Actors and musicians presented Palm Sunday Family Mass with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community in Minneapolis. Christians around the world celebrated Palm Sunday with the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, when the crowds waved palm branches.




Remember, you never read this post.

ht Eponymous Flower

Oh, and be sure to check out their Gym Masses with pre-mass lay speakers and Beatles tunes during mass.

Talented parish and guest musicians, relevant and inspiring songs and a community filled with the Spirit also define our Sunday Mass at St. Joan of Arc. Our musicians embrace, with joy and respect, music’s power to bring together all of the elements of worship: word, ritual and prayer. Whether an old folk tune calling for peace, a Beatles favorite or a traditional hymn made new again, we present the sacred songs of lived experience that bring all voices, young and old, together as one. Our music opens hearts to the Divine and sends us into the world with joy, hope and a renewed commitment to our mission. We would love you to come see for yourself.  We’re in the Gym Sundays at 9 and 11 am.
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Priest Talks and Texts on Phone During Confession

Nooooooooooooooo!

Julie at Connecticut Catholic Corner relays her story of the Priest talking and then texting on his cell phone while hearing her children's confessions.

My youngest went right after me and after a few moments everyone in the pews could hear a cell phone going off. I didn’t pay much attention to it because I thought it was coming from downstairs in the parish hall, but when my daughter came out her eyes were huge and she gave me ‘that look’ and whispered “Did you hear the cell phone?”

I nodded and shushed her, but she continued, “Father’s cell phone went off when I was confessing and I didn’t know if I should keep talking or let him finish with his call.”

My mouth dropped open.

I simply could not believe a priest would bother taking his cell phone into the Confessional with him, but since I had just confessed my own sins I didn’t want to create new ones by getting angry about it. I shrugged it off as “He must have forgotten to turn it off” and I let it go.

My eldest daughter went in, came out, prayed and we all left the parish. Once in the car, my youngest brought up the cell phone ringing during her confession and my eldest responded, “You think that is bad, Father was TEXTING during my confession.”

I hit the breaks on the car and turned around with a “WHAT?”
That is beyond crazy. Neither priest or penitent should ever bring a cellphone into confession, never mind answering it or texting.

I will leave it to the experts to discuss validity of the sacrament if the confessor is distracted to the point where he does not understand what is confessed. But at the very least this is a most serious abuse.

I wouldn't hesitate to call the pastor and complain. Man I shudder at the punishments in purgatory for such behavior.


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