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The Church Should Shush On 'Science'

When I read headlines like this one: "Pope Francis Officially Endorses Evolution and The Big Bang Theory," I can do nothing other than shake my head and sigh.

The media breathlessly reports this as just another sure sign that Pope Francis is so radically different from those other Popes. Except that is not what the Pope said and he is not the first Pope to say it.

Keep Reading at the Register.

*subhead*Keep quiet.*subhead*

"La La La...I Can't Hear You"

I put this on Facebook, but I thought I would post it here as well.

Sedevacantism, in all its forms, is the theological equivalent of putting your hands to your ears and saying "LaLaLaLa...I can't hear you....LaLaLa!!"

There is no such easy escape from reality. The Pope is the Pope, with all the graces and charisms of the office. Those charisms do not prevent any Popes from doing or allowing great damage to the Church. The last century is proof of that. Sedevacantism is just the flipside of the ultramontanist coin. No Pope is perfect, but their imperfection has its limits, this Pope included.

*subhead*Say no to sedevacantism.*subhead*

Congratulations! You Won a Free Cremation

I thought this was kinda' creepy and fitting for Halloween. And also, it made me laugh.

HT EpicFail

Two Anti-Violence Protesters Arrested for Beating Fellow Protester

Irony. It's what's for reality.

I'm thinking these folks haven't internalized their pacifism. Pacifism for thee, but not for me.

ABC News:

Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same "Stop the Violence" T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.

The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the anti-violence group, and shared an apartment with the suspects until recently.

Online court records don't list lawyers for the defendants, who face a preliminary hearing Nov. 10 on charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Local "Stop the Violence" leader Suzanne Kelley said she hopes to hear from Ardeno, and insisted that "we don't promote violence at all."

"I can't believe this is going on. I don't want the community to get a negative effect from this because they back us," Kelley said.

Police believe Ardeno and Velez attacked Magraff on Tuesday because he had gone to the apartment they had shared to collect his belongings. Ardeno and Velez had come to a police station about 20 minutes earlier, accusing Magraff of burglary, but police said he appeared to be taking only items that belonged to him as he moved out, Luppino said.


This is the Definition of Painfully Awkward Television

When this first started I thought it was funny but then I was honestly concerned for the guy. And then it was funny again.

HT Failblog


Lindsey Graham's Joke Being Treated as Serious Scandal

This is ridiculous. This is a clear case of a desperate attempt by the press to misconstrue a joke by a Republican into softening the electoral disaster to their poor dear Democrats.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham made a joke at a meeting of the Hibernian Society, the Irish Catholic club, a few weeks ago. He said, “I’m trying to help you with your tax status,” Graham said. “I’m sorry the government’s so f—ed up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

Anyone with even a slender tether to reality understands it's actually a joke on the Hibernians and politicians promising anything.

Graham also tossed in a joke about Baptists, saying “they’re the ones who drink and don’t admit it.” Once again, clearly making fun of the Hibernians who seem a bit proud of their drinking.

When asked by CNN about the quotes, Graham said the Hibernian Society encourages speakers “to be earthy, to make fun of yourself, to make fun of them. Then you say something serious and sit down. And if you talk over 20 minutes, they throw something at you.”

Now, clearly these were jokes but the media is running this like he donned a white hood.

MSNBC headline: Lindsey Graham promises results for white men

TPM: Lindsey Graham: White Men Will 'Do Great' Under My Presidency

The Week: Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'White men who are in all-male clubs are going to do great in my presidency'

I'm no fan on Graham but I'm even less a far of the media who is clearly just looking to damage Republicans right now. They're not interested in the facts here, they're only intent is to twist any words they can to hurt the GOP. All the news that's fit to twist.


Desperate NARAL Ad Accused Republican of Trying to Outlaw Contraception

This is absolutely desperate and sad. And the dude calls the girl in the ad "Sweet Pea." What's up with that?

Cory Gardner's opponent Mark Udall has been nicknamed Mark "Uterus" Udall for the amount of politicizing he's doing on women's issues. Good news is that it doesn't seem to be working.

Obviously there are many reasons to not want Democrats to win but among them must be that when they're desperate they get kinda' funny.


Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Not that any German Cardinal can be trusted to tell the truth, but for your consideration.

This comes from Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Episcopal Conference. (For the uninitiated, the German Episcopal Conference is to the faith what Obama is to humility, unacquainted.)

Anyway, here is what Cardinal Marx had to say about what the heretics achieved at the Synod and what we can expect in the near future from this pontificate. (NC Reporter --no link)

"Anyone who comes to that conclusion has not had their eye on what has been going on in our church over the past one and a half years," Marx said. "Up to now, these two issues have been absolutely non-negotiable. Although they had failed to get the two-thirds majority, the majority of the synod fathers had nevertheless voted in their favor.

"They are still part of the text," Marx continued. "I especially asked the pope about that, and the pope said he wanted all the points published together with all the voting results. He wanted everyone in the church to see where we stood. No, this pope has pushed the doors open and the voting results at the end of the synod will not change that."
Turning non-negotiables into negotiables since 2013!! Negotiable, at least in the eyes of the world. That is what the interim relatio achieved.

So what now?

"The doors are open -- wider than they have ever been since the Second Vatican Council. The synod debates were just a starting point. Francis wants to get things moving, to push processes forward. The real work is about to begin," Cardinal Reinhard Marx told the German weekly Die Zeit.

Some people seem to think that the progressives were defeated at the Synod and will now go scurrying away with their tail between their legs.  Not even close.  They achieved what they wanted.  The non-negotiables are considered negotiable by the public at large and by many within the Synod hall.  They have their tactical victory.  Now they are gearing up for a decisive win.  As Cardinal Marx says, "The synod debates were just a starting point. Francis wants to get things moving, to push processes forward. The real work is about to begin."  Indeed.

Of course, all of this is very self-serving on the part of Cardinal Marx et al.  But we would be fools not to take the progressives at their word.  They are telling us what they intend to do, their hubris does not permit them to behave differently.  We must believe they will try.

*subhead*That was just round 1.*subhead*

Hillary to Speak at Georgetown

Former Secretary of State (and future presidential candidate) Hillary Rodham Clinton will be speaking at Georgetown University tomorrow.

The pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage politician is just the latest in a long line of scandalous speakers at the Jesuit university.

Clinton, according to the university's website, will speak on “The Power of Women’s Economic Participation” Thursday at an event sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS). It's not difficult to see how discussions of the importance of contraception and abortion could arise, especially since those two issues are often argued about in economic terms.

Georgetown's own Melanne Verveer, Clinton's former chief-of-staff, who described as "an abortion advocate" will moderate a panel discussion on the same theme following Clinton’s remarks.

Panelists include Cherie Blair, who has publicly opposed Church teaching on contraception and gay marriage.

So I'm sure they'll really challenge Clinton's thinking with all sorts of dialog-y stuff.


82-year-old "Black Grandmother" Blasts Anti-Christian Democratson C-SPAN

You've got to listen to this call on C-Span as this 82 year old African American grandmother tells why she can no longer vote Democrat.

HT BizPac Review

*subhead*Gotta' love C-Span.*subhead*