07 April 2013

Coffee Cup Browsing

Great interview about the Holy Father, confirming that, yes, the Pope is indeed Catholic.  Sorry, progs. . .

Yeah, the Pope is still Catholic: “But when we start to cut down the Faith, to negotiate Faith, a little like selling it to the highest bidder. . .we take the path of apostasy, of disloyalty to the Lord.

No, the Holy Father isn't a conservative. . .nor should he be. He's Catholic. I'm not sure why "Spirit of Vatican Two Peace Bongers" are cheering Allen's assessment.

That US Army instructor who lumped Catholics in with Hamas and the KKK as "religious extremists" got her info from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Figures.

UK media doing the job our MSM won't do: abortionist beheaded infants born alive.

BXVI and +F. . .don't fall for the media narrative that pits them against one another.

MSNBC: "All your children are belong to us." Us being the Community. Um, no.

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  1. Well, I suppose if children "belong" to the community, or even if they are the "property" of their parents, then, well, it's perfectly fine to stick a pair of scissors into the base of their skull and sever their brain from their spinal column.

    I had to go in and gaze at my still peacefully sleeping child after reading that. What a wrong-headed notion that children are anyone's property. Children are a gift, a blessing, toward whom we have a responsibility...a responsibility given to us by God, as parents, to raise them in the fullness of His Love. It doesn't take a community to raise a child, it takes a parent - or better yet, two parents, who recognize and accept the awesome gift and responsibility entrusted to them by our Creator. What does that make me?

  2. Anonymous1:32 PM

    We start with It Takes A Village to Raise A Child...(thanks for that, Hillary)...and then we have The Village Takes The Child To Raise.

  3. LudiDomestici11:45 AM


    "He was never rigid about the small and stupid stuff, because he was interested in something deeper."

  4. We start, as always, with clarity in definitions. Does "belong to" here signify a relationship of ownership ("this car belongs to me") or of membership ("I belong to St. Andrew Apostle Parish")? Are we maintaining the distinction between "the community" and "those with governing authority within or over the community"?

    From here, we can ask questions like, are children members of the community in which they live? Are they, qua children, due anything from the community as a matter of distributive justice -- and if so, are they receiving it?

    1. Tom, all true. . .however, the context of the vid makes it clear that she's thinking more along the lines of "your children should be raised by someone other than you; namely, the 'community.'" As always with errors, this one has some truth to it. The Village can and does help to raise children but that help ends when the Village interferes directly with normal parental prerogatives. Of course, what those prerogatives are have changed over time, but they haven't changed to the point where parents are reduced to being merely sources of biological/genetic material.

  5. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Maybe her comment gives some insight into why 70% of the babies born into her community have no fathers to raise them. Not feeling that these children belong to them, but to the village, they see no need to hang around and take care of them.

  6. LudiDomestici11:14 AM

    Gay catholic told to stop ministering to the sick:


    1. Interesting. The author of this piece seems to think that this guy's good works are only meaningful b/c he's Catholic. Nothing prevents him for continuing to do good works. Many atheists, Mormons, Muslims, and Buddhists do good works. None of them need the permission of the local bishop. What the author of this piece wants is for a "married" homosexual to do good works as an official representative of the Church so that the Church's teaching on the impossibility of same-sex "married" can be attacked.

      Very transparent.

  7. LudiDomestici1:44 PM

    Translation of interview with Leonardo Boff about Pope Francis:


    1. Boff, as usual, is very confused.

      He's conflating "being genuinely pastoral" with "opposing apostolic truth." Keeping in touch with defrocked priests is a perfectly natural thing for a bishop to do. And what possible authority does a bishop have "to allow" anyone to adopt a child? That's the state's business.

      On same-sex "marriage" the Holy Father has said, "At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.”

      Methinks Boff is projecting his own desperate hopes as many in the lefty MSM are doing. Just b/c the Holy Father pays attention to the poor doesn't mean that he's going to alter centuries-old Church teaching. Most of the truths Boff lists are not within the authority of the Pope to alter.