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True wealth is found in Jesus Christ, not money, Pope Francis says

Evangelical poverty the norm:

“How many times do I think of this when I see some parishes where it is thought that money is more important than the sacraments! Please! A poor Church: let us ask the Lord for this,” the pope said Aug. 7.

Forgetting how much $ it takes to run the church?

His love for the universal statement, as in the above, does what for his credibility?

More at True wealth etc.

 

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Mr and Mrs Markel

A modern family.

Her admirers will be relieved to know that the Duchess’s reproductive processes will not be subjected to the strain of giving birth to somebody whose future labours and taxes might help to sustain financially the upper end of a top-heavy demographic.

Source: Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment

Amazon synod a formula for disaster?

You won’t recognize the church they come up with, says Liberation Theology researcher:

In June, LifeSiteNews interviewed author Julio Loredo, who wrote Liberation Theology, a life jacket for the poor made of lead (Teologia della liberazione. Un salvagente di piombo per i poveri) (Cantagalli, 2014).

Loredo said the “untold” backstory of the Amazon synod is that it is intended to “change the whole Church” along the lines of “so-called indigenist and ecological theology” and from an “‘Amazonian’ point of view, which is nothing else than the culmination of liberation theology.”

While much of the media is focused on issues such as the ordination of women, Loredo said, “This Synod is being prepared and staffed by a well-organized network of ‘indigenist’ associations and movements.” He asserted that key persons involved in the synod are connected to liberation theology.

Indigenist? A remake on extremely untraditional lines?

Homely advice for us all . . .

A trifle bathetic, but hey, he means well (I think) . . .

. . . may we never fail to weep before [the] tragedies of our young. May we never become inured to them, for anyone incapable of tears cannot be a mother. [Emphasis added throughout]

Wow! A poet!

We want to weep so that society itself can be more of a mother, so that in place of killing it can learn to give birth, to become a promise of life.

Figure that one out, you get a cigar.

We weep [Hoo-boy, I sure do] when we think of all those young people who have already lost their lives due to poverty and violence, and we ask society to learn to be a caring mother.

Please, society, be a mother!

None of this pain goes away; it stays with us, because the harsh reality can no longer be concealed.

Is that it? Was wondering.

The worst thing we can do is adopt that worldly spirit whose solution is simply to anaesthetize young people with other messages, with other distractions, with trivial pursuits.

Trivial pursuits, yes. Get rid of them, let pain take over.

Thanks, Mr. Poet. You’re not Percy Shelley, but stay with it.

(Another way to win a cigar is to guess this man’s day job without clicking the link.)

Washington D.C. Conference Exposes ‘Climate Delusion’

Something rarely heard from the lemming media, about the carbon effect:

Dr. Craig Idso, Dr. Patrick Michaels, and Anthony Watts pulled the curtain away from the doctored data promoted by NASA and NOAA in Panel 3. They all showed that when the initial data did not support the Climate Delusion, alarmists found ways to convince people that the data needed to be adjusted. Idso focused on the data that does indeed prove that CO2 is the lifeblood of all vegetation, with plant growth always increasing with increasing levels of the gas.

This panel flipped the politically-correct argument on its head by proving with data and diagrams that increasing CO2 is not damaging the planet and its inhabitants, but instead is yielding huge benefits for life on Earth.

They collectively emphasized that at the time of World War II, CO2 levels [about 300 parts per million (ppm)] were too close to plant starvation, which occurs with less than 150 ppm of CO2. Satellite photographs showed major greening of nearly every continent in the past 40 years. Particular increases are now seen in the rain forests along the equator.

The real-world benefits of increasing CO2 fly in the face of the propaganda produced by the United Nations and associated organizations that benefit by trying to increase the size of government in response to fraudulent fears.

Not what we hear every day.

more more more at PJ Media

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Later: Reader ought also read this about “Hard Times in the Climate Denial Business for the Heartland Institute.”

By no friend of the institute but one to take notice of, as I do.

The Wall Street Journal: “The 99% Get a Bigger Raise”

What do you know?

???Corporate profits declined 2.9% in the first quarter of 2019 even as wages grew at an annual rate of 10.1%. This sure sounds like an economy that is benefiting the 99%.???

There he goes again, Trump succeeding.

Due To Homicide Rates, Baltimore Residents Could Claim U.S. Asylum

Woe is Baltimoreans, at least those in high-crime districts.

People have long misunderstood and misrepresented Baltimore, my cherished hometown, but much of what President Donald Trump said this past weekend about Charm City was right on the nose. The president categorized Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” which sparked ire among his always-vocal choir of critics but offered no untrue information.

The president was responding to longtime Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, whose district includes Baltimore, who had issued an incendiary attack on acting Department of Homeland Security head Kevin McAleenan for conditions on the U.S. southern border. Cummings yelled at McAleenan during a House Oversight hearing, claiming he possessed an “empathy deficit” about migrant families at the border.

Yell if you must, Rep. Cummings, but get it straight. And if possible, do not set yourself up for a presidential take-down.

via Due To Homicide Rates, Baltimore Residents Could Claim U.S. Asylum

The Godless Confusion and the God of Justice — sermon material here

Would you want a sermon like this?

Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground

I’d take a sermon like this any day. Has punch, gets to the heart of a major, burning issue: how react to a society that rarely hears such talk. Society? How about parish mass-attenders?

First few ‘graphs:

According to atheist Richard Dawkins in his best-selling book The God Delusion, the God of the Old Testament is “arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

That remark indicates far more familiarity with the dictionary than with the Bible. I wonder, how much fiction has Dawkins read? More seriously, how carefully has he actually read the Bible?

Sadly, Dawkins merely appeals to the tired notion that the “God of the Old Testament” is a cruel tyrant with little love for His creation. I suspect that…

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IT’S OFFICIAL: President Trump announces Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace DNI Dan Coats

Conspirators should beware the Ides of March, or whenever (sooner than later, apparently) this new Trump appointee comes up with results.

Neither should they ask for whom the indictment bell tolls . . .

Let’s see, what else they should worry about? . . .  Suggestions, anyone? Scatological ok, but keep it literary . . .

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We’ve discovered more racist language about Baltimore…from the Baltimore Sun, the former mayor, PBS and NBC News

Those darn racists. How dare they?

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