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Month: January 2020

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE MORAL QUESTION OF WHETHER THE ENDS DO JUSTIFY THE MEANS

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE MORAL QUESTION OF WHETHER THE ENDS DO JUSTIFY THE MEANS

IS IT CHRISTIAN TO DECIDE THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS? The New York Times ran an article "Evangelicals Closing Ranks with President" regarding evangelical support for Donald Trump after a Christian publication supported his impeachment. One letter to the editor was this one:     “Like many Americans, I don’t like President Trump’s rude and hostile tweets and comments; I abhor his lack of both repentance and humility. For these reasons, as an evangelical Christian, I would never hold up Mr….

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THE FALLACY OF ILLOGICAL EXCUSES

THE FALLACY OF ILLOGICAL EXCUSES

I fully agree everyone has the right to the opinion Donald Trump's actions don't justify removal from office through impeachment. However, everyone should be also obligated to comply with the law and are also obligated to tell the truth. Politicians like everyone else have a duty to make logical arguments and not rely upon groundless excuses in support of their opinion.  When the House was conducting it's investigation, Donald Trump and his Republican supporters called it a "Kangaroo court" and…

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WHY NOT DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF MARRIED PRIESTS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

WHY NOT DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF MARRIED PRIESTS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

Retired Pope Benedict is at it again, undermining the authority of Pope Francis. Now he has co-authored new book “From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church," along with his fellow conservative, Cardinal Robert Sarah, who heads the Vatican's liturgy office and has been a critic of Pope Francis. The book strongly reaffirms priestly celibacy which is in direct conflict with Pope Francis who wants the policy discussed and re-examined. It is a…

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PHYLLIS MARIE LUVERA ENNES 1928 – 2013

PHYLLIS MARIE LUVERA ENNES 1928 – 2013

My sister Phyllis Luvera Ennes died on January 7, 2013. She was the oldest of the three children with Anita Mayer in the middle and I as the youngest. For my previous post about Phyllis see  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/phyllis-luvera-ennes-1928-2013.htm  Born to Paul and Mary Luvera in Anacortes January 29, 1928,  she graduated from Anacortes High School in 1946 with honors and attended the University of Washington where hs obtained a degree in English. In 1953, the year I graduated from high school,…

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MY REVIEW OF THE MOVIE THE TWO POPES

MY REVIEW OF THE MOVIE THE TWO POPES

I watched the movie The Two Popes and enjoyed it very much. I also recognized that much of the dialogue was accurate and the script had taken liberty with how to present the viewpoints of the two men. In the interest of historical accuracy I decided to write this review. If you haven't seen the film you should. You'll like it. Great acting and scenes of the Vatican.  The Movie My personal view of  the movie is that it was…

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