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ARE 40 MILLION U.S. CATHOLICS WHO ARE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS REALLY FACING THE FIRES OF HELL?

ARE 40 MILLION U.S. CATHOLICS WHO ARE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS REALLY FACING THE FIRES OF HELL?

I realize no one will take the time to read my blog with this title I already published and I don't blame them. So, I've removed it. Let me outline the points in a shorter version. This what I sent to a friend who said the blog was too long for her to read it, but she said, she read enough to disagree with me. That's OK too. My issue isn't primarily what's the right view about the religious issue….

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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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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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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND MARRIED PRIESTS

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND MARRIED PRIESTS

In February 1497 a monk named Girolamo Savonarola led a movement to collect items they thought might entice people to sin or neglect their religious duties. He and his followers collected such things as artwork, cosmetics, instruments, dresses and books. On the appointed day, thousands of these items were gathered at a public square in Florence Italy. These objects which had been labeled "vanities" were set on fire and burned. The event came to be known as the Bonfire of…

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COMMUNION IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH USED AS A POLITICAL WEAPON BY SELF RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS

COMMUNION IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH USED AS A POLITICAL WEAPON BY SELF RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden was denied communion by a priest at a South Carolina Catholic church over the weekend. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, stopped by Saint Anthony Catholic  Church in Florence on Sunday, but was denied Holy Communion by Father Robert E. Morey. He was quoted in the local  local newspaper saying: “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden. Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church….

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THE IRS SHOULD REVOKE THE TAX EXEMPT STATUS OF BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI’S DIOCESE

THE IRS SHOULD REVOKE THE TAX EXEMPT STATUS OF BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI’S DIOCESE

On June 5, after the legislature passed new abortion laws, Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the diocese of Springfield Illinois issued a "decree" ordering that Illinois legislative members who promoted or voted for the law were not allowed to receive communion at church and should not try to receive it. Not only that, his decree even identifies by name two specific people: the House Speaker and the Senate president. He alleges they:  “Have obstinately persisted in promoting the abominable crime…

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“TWO MEN WENT UP TO THE TEMPLE TO PRAY” – THE BURDEN OF SELF RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE

“TWO MEN WENT UP TO THE TEMPLE TO PRAY” – THE BURDEN OF SELF RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell…

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RELIGION AND POLITICS – A DISASTROUS MIX

RELIGION AND POLITICS – A DISASTROUS MIX

In a recent edition of a national Catholic publication, The National Catholic Register, a Catholic monsignor, Father Charles Pope, wrote a column he entitled “Abortion Supporters Must Face penalties.” In it, he insisted Catholic's and especially Catholic politicians, who support laws in conflict with Catholic catechism should be punished by the Church. Specifically, he advocated sanctions against Catholic politicians who fail to support the Catholic position on abortion including forbidding  communion and even issuing formal ex-communication against them. From his…

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REFLECTIONS AFTER A DEVASTATING WEEK OF EVENTS

REFLECTIONS AFTER A DEVASTATING WEEK OF EVENTS

I was so disturbed by the unjudicial demeanor and conduct of judge Brett Kavanaugh at the senate hearing that I used the wrong name several times in my last blog. The outcome was preordained by the senate Republicans, but it is still disturbing. I've decided to change the subject since I can't do anything about it now. Be Who you Are In today's world there is a need for genuine people. People who are not hiding behind a mask or…

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THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS NEED TO STEP UP OR RESIGN

THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS NEED TO STEP UP OR RESIGN

American Catholics are increasingly skeptical of how the Pope is handling sex abuse in the church, according to the Pew Research Center. Less than half say he is doing a "excellent" or even "good" job on the issue, according to a survey taken in January, before the most recent scandals. We know the present news about the problem:  Catholic bishops have launched investigations into sexual misconduct in seminaries in Boston, Nebraska and Philadelphia.  The former archbishop of Washington resigned from the…

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