I have several reasons for going on as I do in regard to Paragraph 841 of the CCC. Bergoglio just added another: In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and …View full post
The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, …View full post
See for yourself here and here. OK. Maybe not. But I can dream. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. He sure does sound, how do you say, familiar: The ultimate goal of Islam is world conquest and the “supine” West is only helping it achieve that aim, a senior cardinal has said. …View full post
Russian students learn practical skill.
I’ve not been a huge fan of President-Elect Trump, but I’m getting there. I also enjoy writing “President-Elect Trump”. It seems only appropriate in this season of Thanksgiving to not have to attach that title to the Hildebeast.
Probably the most enjoyable part of the whole post-election observation, is watching all the celebs’ and media talking heads’ faces melt every time they have to deal with their fallen angel’s demise. I’ve written of my glee elsewhere. My goodness this is fun to watch.
Some have criticized my gloating as being unchristian. Of course, this coming from a quarter that has never before in their lives been even remotely concerned about what Christianity – and the true Messiah, Jesus – has to say about anything. He was the One that rose from the dead. Hillary, not so much. Maybe their right though. I’ll take care of that in Confession later. Or not.
I was thinking of a time when mocking false messiahs and their surrogates was a little more fashionable. Come to think of it, those opportunities don’t come along too often, as evidenced by the fact that I have to go back about 3000 years:
And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention.
It’s just an analogy and to head off my critics, I’m not saying that President-Elect Trump (I love saying that) is a messiah of any type. But there is a takeaway from this story for Team Trump: prosecute Hillary Clinton. Like you promised. Like justice demands. You want to “heal” this country? Justice does that.
Brendan O’Neill seems to share at least some of the giddiness in a well-written piece:
If you want to see politics based on emotionalism over reason and a borderline-religious devotion to an iconic figure, forget the Trump Army; look instead to the Cult of Clinton.
What’s funny about this is not simply that it’s the biggest chattering-class hissy fit of the 21st century so far — and chattering-class hissy fits are always funny. It’s that whatever you think of Trump (I’m not a fan) or his supporters (I think they’re mostly normal, good people), the fact is they’ve got nothing on the Clinton cult when it comes to creepy, pious worship of a politician.
By the Cult of Hillary Clinton, I don’t mean the nearly 62 million Americans who voted for her. I have not one doubt that they are as mixed and normal a bag of people as the Trumpites are. No, I mean the Hillary machine—the celebs and activists and hacks who were so devoted to getting her elected and who have spent the past week sobbing and moaning over her loss. These people exhibit cult-like behavior far more than any Trump cheerer I’ve come across.
Trump supporters view their man as a leader “fused with the idea of the nation”? Perhaps some do, but at least they don’t see him as “light itself.” That’s how Clinton was described in the subhead of a piece for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. “Maybe [Clinton] is more than a president,” gushed writer Virginia Heffernan. “Maybe she is an idea, a world-historical heroine, light itself,” Nothing this nutty has been said by any of Trump’s media fanboys.
“Hillary is Athena,” Heffernan continued, adding that “Hillary did everything right in this campaign… She cannot be faulted, criticized, or analyzed for even one more second.”
That’s a key cry of the Cult of Hillary (as it is among followers of L. Ron Hubbard or devotees of Christ): our gal is beyond criticism, beyond the sober and technical analysis of mere humans. Michael Moore, in his movie Trumpland, looked out at his audience and, with voice breaking, said: “Maybe Hillary could be our Pope Francis.”
Or consider Kate McKinnon’s post-election opening bit on SNL, in which she played Clinton as a pantsuited angel at a piano singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” her voice almost cracking as she sang: “I told the truth, I didn’t come to fool ya.” Just imagine if some right-leaning Christian celeb (are there any?) had dolled up as Trump-as-godhead and sang praises to him. It would have been the source of East Coast mirth for years to come. But SNL’s Hallelujah for Hillary was seen as perfectly normal.
Like the prophets of baal, Hillary and her surrogates, still have no clue what happened in the last election. Let’s not forget that those who fail to understand history are destined to repeat it. And that is good news, indeed, worthy of your happiest, most gleeful emoticon.
I know, that’s like Left wing think tank and Christian television, right!
And let’s put that white guilt to work.
I used to complain about getting old.
Then I considered the alternatives.
Cardinal Burke says if Pope won’t clarify ‘serious error’, Cardinals must make ‘formal act of correction’
According to LifeSiteNews:
After joining a group of four cardinals in releasing a call for Pope Francis to clarify grave errors in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Cardinal Raymond Burke has now indicated the cardinals are contemplating a “formal correction” should the pope fail to address their concerns.
The cardinals had written to the pope with their concerns on September 19, but after failing to receive a response for nearly two months, they released the letter publicly on Monday morning.
Now, in an interview with the National Catholic Register’s Ed Pentin, Burke discusses the next steps should the pope fail to address the cardinals’ concerns. Here is Pentin’s question and the cardinal’s response:
What happens if the Holy Father does not respond to your act of justice and charity and fails to give the clarification of the Church’s teaching that you hope to achieve?
“Then we would have to address that situation. There is, in the Tradition of the Church, the practice of correction of the Roman Pontiff. It is something that is clearly quite rare. But if there is no response to these questions, then I would say that it would be a question of taking a formal act of correction of a serious error.”
Trump was elected by a wide variety of people. A variety of wide people voted for Hillary. I previously offered five reasons to vote of Donald Trump. Those were compelling point, obviously. I’m sure his election was based largely – if not solely – on that post.
His election, for me, was this really weird combo of elation and uh-oh. I’m so glad that Hillary lost, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be rioting right now if she hadn’t. I don’t care how much George Soros paid me.
So to be fair I’ve come up with five ways to see if we’ve been lied to. Sadly, it seems like Donald Trump himself is reading from my playbook and checking them off one by one. It’s been a busy week for him, you know.
These are all promises made by President Elect Trump when he was just candidate Trump. So I don’t think it’s asking to much for him to get back to us when they get crossed off his to-do list.
- Prosecute Hillary Clinton. The Clintons are a political dynasty. I don’t doubt that they are crushed by this setback, but they are not going away. Chelsea is already been reportedly posturing for politics. Investigate Hillary, Bill, The Clinton Global Initiative, The Clinton Foundation. Root out this criminal enterprise from our midst. Now! Trump seems to backing off his promise to lock Hillary up. Let’s hope that was just the fatigue of war speaking.
- Repeal Obamacare. I know Trump said he’d repeal and replace. I think it would be a boatload better if he just repealed it and do what government ought to do and get out of the insurance business. After his first meeting with Obama, Trump said he would consider the President’s request to keep some portion. I hope he’s done considering.
- Drain the swamp. Getting rid of bureacracy is going to be Trump’s most difficult task. While he has tons of business experience AND he has heretofore been very skilled in surrounding himself with competent people, he has no political experience. I think there is some overlap, but not much. One thing he could do – and this would make his life so much easier – is to refuse to appoint Secretaries to most of the Cabinet positions and cut their budget to just barely enough to pay the janitor to keep the buildings clean (for sale to the private sector in a few years). And in case you’re taking notes, Mr. Trump, you can start with Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development. Did I mention Labor and Energy? It would put a cap on some of these career politicians who are queuing up (and sucking up) right now for a place at the government trough of money and power. And how much fun would that be!
- Build the wall. Government’s first duty is to protect its citizens, especially from foreign enemies. Those enemies are unvetted and unvettable. And they are pouring in through our southern border. Should Muslims dare to attack us again, turn their little patch in the desert into a sea of glass. No negotiations, no diplomacy. Just destruction. I’m not even that concerned if Mexico pays for it, but I must admit that would be a nice touch. But if you really want to begin deportations with a bang: Deport George Soros first.
- Supreme Court. If this country survives, nothing would be more meaningful in a political sense than the generational impact of filling the Supreme Court with Justices in the mold – as you promised – of Antonin Scalia. Question #1: “For any potential Justice: Will you vote to overturn Roe v. Wade if you get the chance? Any answer besides “You bet” ends the interview. Break this promise and we’ll know your no different than the duplicitous miscreant you defeated in the recent election.