I know the Miley Cyrus and Ted Cruz fans must be broken-hearted – but damn good choice.
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “OUTMARKETED” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”
Dolan’s conversation with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory will air Sunday on NBC.
Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan says it’s a tough battle when forces like Hollywood, politicians and “some opinion-molders” are on the other side.
But he said the gay marriage debate is not over and the church will not give up on it.
On another divisive issue, Dolan said the Catholic Church has long championed comprehensive health care.
But he indicated that U.S. Catholic bishops cannot support the Affordable Care Act as long as it includes coverage for abortion.
Found this story at Reddit today – “A couple being married at the Vatican were volunteers at a charity that uses humor therapy for sick children. So, when they met Pope Francis…”
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Speaking at daily Mass last Thursday, Pope Francis warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology.
“The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology,” he said, according to Radio Vatican. “And ideology does not beckon [people]. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: RIGID.
“And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought… For this reason Jesus said to them: ‘You have taken away the key of knowledge.’ The knowledge of Jesus is transformed into an ideological and also moralistic knowledge, because these close the door with many requirements.”
“The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people,” Francis added. “But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”
I hope he’s planning a long trip to the U.S.
Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old papacy, said that the Roman Catholic church had grown “OBSESSED” with preaching about 1) abortion, 2) gay marriage and 3) contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations from some critics.
“It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time [...] The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently.
“We have to find a new balance,” the Pope continued, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” (freshness and fragance, at last!)
I predict some of ‘Dudes in the red socks’ are going to start asking for a ‘recount’, and soon.
Via: Huffington Post
“Today, many evil forces have set their sights on the dissolution of marriage and the debasing of family life,Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, and the denial of objective truth are just some of the forces threatening the stability of our civilization. The source of these machinations is none other than the Father of Lies. Satan“
SATAN (See PHOTO), oh I knew it!
As the mid-day sun beat down, a group of parishioners huddled under a tree looking for shade, but seeking a miracle.
Rosemarie Navarro, a parishioner at a Fresno, California Catholic Church says, “I said my prayer and asked the Lord to give me a miracle cause I’m really, really sick.”
Navarro counts herself among the believers, a small but growing group that thinks the liquid dripping from this Crape Myrtle tree is the tears of God.
Parishioner Maria Ybarra says, “When you say ‘glory be to God in Jesus name’ the tree starts throwing out more water.”
ON CLOSE INSPECTION, arborist Jon Reelhorn agrees, something is falling from the tree in front of St. Johns Cathedral. But it isn’t water.
“The aphides will suck the sap, the sap goes through the aphid and then it is a honey dew excrement from the aphid and it gets so heavy in the summertime that it will drip down,” Reelhorn says.
He also found another tree dripping across the street.
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