During the recent trial of now-convicted Harvey Weinstein, 67, more than one of his victims testified that the former Hollywood producer-mogul had deformed genitalia — that he appeared to be an intersex hermophrodite with a vagina, a penis that required injections to maintain an erection, but no testicles.
Although this news is old, I only just discovered that another (((Khazar))) sex-abuser, the Arkancided Jeffrey Epstein, 66, also had a deformed penis.
Weinstein and Epstein were friends for years. Belows is a pic of the two rapists/sex abusers at the 2006 18th birthday bash of Prince Andrew’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, at Windsor Castle, England. I don’t know why Epstein was wearing a U.S. Navy Seals uniform; he had never served in the military.
“Is it true, sir, that you have what’s been described as an egg-shaped penis?”
Epstein refused to answer, while his attorney objected to the question and threatened to immediately end (“adjourn”) the deposition.
Undeterred, the prosecutor repeated his question:
“Sir, according to the police department’s probable cause affidavit, one witness described your penis as oval-shaped, and claimed when erect, it was thick towards to bottom but was thin and small towards the head portion, and called it egg-shaped. Those are not my words, I apologize, but as Mr. [inaudible] has stated that a….”
At this point, Epstein snatched the clip-on microphone off his shirt and left the deposition.
In an account of the book, Brandy Zadrozny of the Daily Beast writes:
Epstein between the years 1998 and 2007 ran a kind of depraved pyramid scheme, paying young girls $200 (or more if they would “do more”) to give him sexual massages, and recruiting them to bring other young girls into the fold. These messages—which would occur up to three times a day, with different girls each time—were just a way to get high-school girls through the door, however. Once inside his room, a naked Epstein would grab them, masturbate, and sometimes penetrate them with his fingers, a vibrator, or his oddly-shaped penis, according to the girls.
Strangely, Epstein’s penis is the rare instance where the book is large on details. Lingering on his anatomy in several sections—calling it “egg-shaped,” “very tiny,” “some sort of birth defect,” “like a teardrop, like a drop of water … really fat at the bottom and skinny at the top where it’s attached. And it never gets fully hard, ever.”
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Brothers and sisters: Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.
1 Corinthians 6:12-13, 18-20
“Everything is lawful for me,” but not everything is beneficial…. The body, however, is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body…. Avoid immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.
As a temple of God in which dwells the Spirit of God, therefore, we are called to be holy! As St. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:2:
“to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus,
called to be holy”
The Oxford Dictionary defines “holy” as a person who is dedicated to God, who is morally and spiritually excellent.
God created us so that we eventually will join Him in Heaven for all eternity. Since only holy people will see God face to face, that means we are all called to be holy.
That sounds so daunting, doesn’t it? How do we become holy?
The answer: By putting on the armor of God.
As St. Paul counseled us in his letter to the Ephesians 6:10-16:
Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
St. Paul gave us the manual!
Here’s the manual on how to be holy:
Resist and fight evil — the Devil and human evil-doers.
Love and speak the truth.
Be righteous, i.e., be morally right and good — the opposite of our PC culture’s “judge not” moral relativism.
Have faith in and be faithful to God.
And remember we can’t do this by ourselves, but only by drawing our strength from the Lord, for “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Ask Him to help you.
I want to be holy, and I want you to be holy. Let us help each other to become holy!
And may the peace and truth and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,
Now comes news that 78-year-old billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the 12th richest person in the world with a net worth of $64 billion, said elderly cancer patients should be denied treatment in order to cut health care costs.
LifeNews reports, Feb. 18, 2020, that in 2011 while visiting a grieving family whose brother had died after reportedly waiting 73 hours in an emergency room, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said:
“All of these costs keep going up, nobody wants to pay any more money, and at the rate we’re going, health care is going to bankrupt us. We’ve got to sit here and say which things we’re going to do, and which things we’re not, nobody wants to do that. Y’know, if you show up with prostate cancer, you’re 95 years old, we should say, ‘Go and enjoy. Have a nice [inaudible]. Live a long life. There’s no cure, and we can’t do anything.’ If you’re a young person, we should do something about it. Society’s not ready to do that yet.”
Michael Bloomberg, 78, the 12th richest person in the world with a net worth of $64 billion, is spending $millions in his quest to be the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential nominee.
But Bloomberg is an elitist who has only contempt for the “little people”. Here’s the damning evidence:
(1) Contempt for American farmers:
In 2018, there were 2,029,200 farms in the United States, with farmers numbering in the millions, making them a significant voting bloc. But America’s elites, who cluster in coastal, metropolitan regions and in IT jobs, have only contempt for America’s farmers who feed and nourish us.
Their contempt is epitomized in their portrayal of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) –who was a farmer before he became a Congressman, with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and a master’s degree in agriculture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — as stupid and ignorant because he’s a farmer. Here are two examples (source: Victor Davis Hanson, The Case for Trump, p. 50):
MSNBC analyst Elise Jordan asked why Republicans invest confidence in Devin Nunes, “a former dairy farmer who…has no idea what’s going on.”
Roll Call‘s David Hawkings said: “The mismatch between his [Nunes’] backstory and his prominence [as then-House Intelligence Committee chairman] seems wholly incongruous and helps underscore the perception that Nunes is cavalierly playing at a very high-stakes game while in way over his head.”
Being the elitist that he is, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, too, portrayed farmers as stupid, lacking in “grey matter”. In a recently-surfaced 2016 video, Bloomberg said:
“The agrarian society lasted three thousand years, and we can teach processes. I can teach anybody…to be a farmer! It’s a process: you dig a hole, you put a seed in it, put dirt on top, add water, and out comes a corn. The information economy is fundamentally different, you have to a different skill-set, you have to have a lot more grey matter.”
In a 2011 PBS interview, then-NYC Mayor Bloomberg made remarks about blacks and Latinos which, if said by President Trump or a non-Democrat, would be trounced on as “Racist!” by the Left and their complicit media. Bloomberg said:
“Blacks and Latinos score terribly in school testing compared to whites and Asians. If you look at our jails, it’s predominantly minorities. Virtually all [perpetrators and victims of crime were minorities.] But, nevertheless, there’s this enormous cohort of black and Latino males aged, let’s say, 16 to 25 that don’t have jobs, don’t have any prospects, don’t know how to find jobs, don’t know that the — what their skill sets are, don’t know how to behave in the workplace, where they have to work collaboratively and collectively.”
(3) Hypocrite Nanny Bloomberg:
When he was nanny-mayor of New York, Bloomberg sought to ban — among many, many other bans — the sale of soda drinks larger than 16 ounces.
But for Michael Bloomberg — so typical of elitists — it’s always “Do as I say, not as I do”.
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live; he has set before you fire and water to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand. Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him.
AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
1. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me:
Do I accord more importance to creation — to people and things? Do I idolize entertainers or politicians, idealizing and placing them on a pedestal? Am I my own god — grandiose, arrogant, and do as I will? Do I subscribe to a self-serving moral relativism– that what is right depends on the situation and on what benefits me? Do I practice humility by serving others? Do I ask for forgiveness when I have wronged another?
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain:
Have my words denied, devalued, or insulted God? Do I use His holy name as a profanity, or as an emotional outburst?
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day:
Do I avoid, when possible, work that impedes worship to God, joy for the Lord’s Day, and proper relaxation of mind and body? Do I look for ways to spend time with family or in service on Sunday? Do I say “Thank You” for all that He’s given me — my body, mind, work, family, friends, and for life itself?
4. Honor your father and your mother:
Do I show my parents due respect? Do I seek to maintain good communication with my parents where possible? Do I criticize them for lacking skills I think they should have? Do I blame them for my own flaws and problems? Do I honor that which they gave birth to by treating my body and mind with respect, and refraining from impairing and corrupting myself with drugs, indolence, and pornography?
5. You shall not kill:
Have I killed the body, no matter how small, of another? Have I injured another’s body, spirit and emotions with my actions and words?
6. You shall not commit adultery:
Have I stayed true to my marital vows? If unmarried, have I honored another’s marital exclusivity? Have I respected the physical and sexual dignity of others and of myself, and of the institution of marriage?
7. You shall not steal:
Have I taken or wasted the possessions, resources or time that belong to another? Have I dis-respected God’s creation by being wasteful and profligate?
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor:
Have I told lies or embellished stories at the expense of another?
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s spouse:
Have I honored my spouse with my full affection and exclusive love? Have I, instead, longed for or lusted after another, including fantasy figures?
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods:
Am I content with what I have, or do I compare myself to others, and feel envious, resentful, or entitled to what others have?
May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,
Today is Valentine’s Day — the day when TV commercials nag men to buy roses, candy, and jewelry for their wives or girl friends.
But did you know that the day is named after a real person, St. Valentine?
At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of February 14th. But the man for whom Valentine’s Day is named most likely was a priest at Rome who, in the second half of the 3rd century, was arrested and killed by the Emperor Claudius for secretly marrying Christian couples during a time of persecution in the Church. Legend has it that while he was imprisoned and waiting for his martyrdom, he sent letters to his fellow Christians signing them, “From Your Valentine.” (See joandarc’s post, “St. Valentine“)
The popular customs associated with Valentine’s Day probably came from a conventional belief in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer’sParliament of Foules we read:
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.
For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers’ tokens. [Source: Catholic Encyclopedia]
So what is love?
I can find no better definition and description of true love than the words of St. Paul:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, It is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered,
it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
And here’s the true meaning of Valentine’s Day:
The Greatest Commandment of all is to love God with your whole heart, your whole mind, your whole soul, and with all your strength; and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today!
Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
We are called to be the light of the world.
The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes, aka Diogenes of Sinope, who died c. 320 BC, literally brought light — the search for truth and honesty — to his world.
Called a familiar figure in Athens by none other than Aristotle, it is said Diogenes would wander around the streets of Athens carrying a lighted lantern in broad daylight in search for just one honest man.
Forced into exile from Sinope with his father, Diogenes adopted a life of asceticism in pursuit of moral excellence, and made it his mission to to expose falsity. The program for life advocated by Diogenes began with self-sufficiency, or the ability to possess within oneself all that one needs for happiness. To self-sufficiency Diogenes added “outspokenness” — an uncompromising zeal for exposing vice and conceit and stirring men to reform.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am! If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; if you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday. Then the LORD will guide you always and satisfy your thirst in parched places, will give strength to your bones And you shall be like a watered garden, like a flowing spring whose waters never fail.
Have the courage of your convictions!
Be a light to the world.
And may the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,
Bernard “Bernie” Madoff, 81, is the former investment advisor and financier currently serving a 150-year federal prison sentence — the maximum allowed — for the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, and the largest financial fraud in U.S. history, totaling $64.8 billion.
U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin, who sentenced Madoff, said that Madoff had not been forthcoming about his crimes — “I have a sense Mr. Madoff has not done all that he could do or told all that he knows.” The judge called the fraud “extraordinarily evil”, “unprecedented”, “staggering” and “off the charts” since federal sentencing guidelines for fraud only go up to $400 million in losses.
Judge Chin said more than 100 victims had written letters to him. One letter from a widow said she went to see Madoff two weeks after the death of her husband, who had invested their life savings with Madoff. Putting his arm around the widow, Madoff said, “Your money is safe with me.” (Wall Street Journal)
In a new legal filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, February 5, claiming that he is dying from kidney disease and has “less than 18 months to live,” Madoff is seeking an early release from prison on compassionate grounds so that he can die at home.
Dan Mangan reports for CNBC that Madoff told The Washington Post: “I’m terminally ill. There’s no cure for my type of disease. So, you know, I’ve served. I’ve served 11 years already, and, quite frankly, I’ve suffered through it.”
In the legal filing, Madoff’s lawyer Brandon Sample said that a prison term that was “just and proportionate at the time of sentencing may become disproportionately severe based on changed circumstances, such as terminal illness. This Court must now consider whether keeping Madoff incarcerated, in light of his terminal kidney failure and a life expectancy of less than 18 months, is truly in furtherance of statutory sentencing goals and our society’s value and understanding of compassion.”
His attorney Brandon Sample told CNBC: “Mr. Madoff has terminal kidney disease. The federal prison system acknowledges that he has only months left to live. The compassionate release statute is precisely for situations like Mr. Madoff’s. Mr. Madoff has been punished significantly for his crimes. He has been in prison for over 10 years and holds deep remorse for his conduct. He should be allowed to spend the few remaining moments he has on this earth with the people who — despite his mistakes — still love and care for him.”
Although the U.S. Bureau of Prisons says Madoff “meets the criteria for a reduction of sentence based on his end-stage renal disease,” the government has denied his request for compassionate release. However, he has been moved to palliative care in the Federal Medical Center prison in Butner, N.C.
Last July, Madoff asked President Trump to reduce his sentence.
To date, the Madoff Trustee has recovered more than $14.3 billion for Madoff’s victims, or more than 75 cents for ever dollar of claims filed by victims of the scam.
Among the lives ruined by Bernie Madoff were those of his two sons, who died in the years after Bernie pleaded guilty to 11 crimes. Mark Madoff killed himself in December 2010 on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest; the other son, Andrew, died in 2014 from cancer.
Peter Chavkin, a lawyer for Madoff’s wife, Ruth Madoff, declined to comment. As dif the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which prosecuted Madoff, and the Madoff Trustee, who is responsible for recovering funds for victims of his Ponzi scheme.
Should Bernie Madoff get a compassionate early release from prison?
Thus says the Lord GOD: Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
Luke 2:22, 25-38
When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord…. Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”
The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted –and you yourself a sword will pierce– so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.
The above passage from Malachi 3 is only one of many foretellings of the coming of Jesus Christ in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), the textual source for the Christian Old Testament.
Some of the other foretellings are:
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Psalm 22:1, 16, 18
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
they pierced my hands and my feet.
behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
All of which raises the question of why most Jews, then and now, refuse to believe that Jesus is Messiah, unlike, as Luke 2 recounted, Simeon and Anna the prophetess in the Temple who immediately recognized the child Jesus as Lord and Savior.
The Jewish Messiah must be descended on his father’s side from King David, but Jesus was not because Christians say he was the product of a virgin birth and therefore had no father, which would mean Jesus was not descended from David.
Jews don’t believe in miracles: “Even if the individual claiming personal revelation performs miracles [as Jesus did], there is still no verification that he is a genuine prophet. Miracles do not prove anything. All they show—assuming they are genuine—is that he has certain powers. It has nothing to do with his claim of prophecy. Judaism, unique among all of the world’s major religions, does not rely on ‘claims of miracles’ as the basis for its religion. In fact, the Bible says that God sometimes grants the power of ‘miracles’ to charlatans….”
They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prohpets
In his 1991 essay in First Things, “When Jews Are Christians,” David Novak, a Jew, explains that there are three types of Jewish converts to Christianity:
Fake converts: “Secret Jews” who converted to Christianity not out of a genuine belief, but for self-interested opportunistic reasons — to escape persecution (as during the Inquisition), or for social and/or economic gain.
Genuine converts: Jews who sincerely believe Christianity is the true faith, and no longer think of themselves as Jews.
Jewish Christians, aka Messianic Jews: Novak identifies this group as a new kind of Jewish converts to Christianity who believe in Christ but claim to be Jews and practice Judaism, insisting they are practicing the true Judaism. The State of Israel rejects these Jewish Christians or Messianic Jews as Jews. In 1989, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled against two Jewish Christians, Jerry and Shirley Beresford, who petitioned for Israeli citizenship as Jews under the Law of Return, which guarantees immediate Israeli citizenship to every Jew. The Court rejected their petition on the grounds that the Law of Return specifically precludes any Jew who has affiliated with another, non-Jewish, religious community, never mind the fact that the Law of Return is applied to Jewish atheists although atheism, arguably, is a form of religion.
Novak takes a different position than the Israeli Supreme Court. Claiming to speak for “normative Judaism,” Novak maintains Jewish Christians are still Jews because:
“Jewish status is defined by the divine election of Israel and his descendants. One does not become a Jew by one’s own volition. Even in the case of converts to Judaism . . . [a] gentile’s choice to become a Jew is a necessary but not sufficient condition of conversion . . . the convert’s choice is not sufficient to make him or her a Jew: it only makes one a candidate for conversion. The actual conversion itself is the act of an authoritative Jewish Tribunal who . . . [l]ike God . . . is under no compulsion to elect, which is to say convert, anyone. Since Jews are elected by God, there is absolutely nothing any Jew can do to remove himself or herself from the Covenant.”
All of that only works if the Jews of today are actually biological descendants of the ancient Hebrews with whom God had made His covenant. The problem is there is compelling DNA evidence that Ashkenazi Jews, who comprise 90% of the world’s (and U.S.) Jews, are biological descendants of the Khazars, an amalgam of Turkic clans that settled the Caucasus in the early centuries CE and converted to Judaism in the 8th century. See:
Three days ago on January 25, I published a poston a poll on a traditional Catholic website, From Rome, on whether there should be a military intervention at the Vatican to oust Pope Francis (real name Jorge Bergoglio) and restore 92-year-old Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to the papacy.
From Rome‘s editor is a Franciscan monk, Br. Alexis Bugnolo.
I explained that the poll was prompted by frustration about Pope Francis and the conviction that Benedict XVI had not “really” resigned as pope, but only from the active ministry as pope — which, of course, is exactly what the title “Pope Emeritus” means, just as the title “Professor Emeritus” refers to a professor who has retired from teaching at his/her university (“emeritus”), but nevertheless retains the title “professor”.
About the poll, a From Rome reader StMA posted this comment:
Which military does From Rome imagine would “intervene” at the Vatican to oust fake pope Bergoglio? If the Church’s clergy — from cardinals to priests — would do their job, no military intervention would be needed.
To which From Rome responded defensively and disingenuously:
“We do not imagine anything. We are just taking a poll.”
Today, From Romepublished the final results of the poll, crowing that “Catholics overwhelmingly support military intervention at the Vatican”.
From the post:
The Poll Results are in, and they speak for themselves:
The same reader posted a comment about the results of the poll:
Once again, I must ask this blog and its 159 readers who voted “Yes” in this poll:
Which country/government do you imagine would risk the lives of their soldiers to launch a military intervention against the Vatican, a sovereign state, when this is a matter solely for the Catholic Church to resolve?
From Rome responded by calling the commenter “out of line”:
The Catholic Faithful have appealed to Kings and princes hundreds of times throughout the Centuries to clean up the Church by means of military intervention, whether or at Rome or elsewhere. It is their God given right to appeal to Christ the King, either through their superiors in the Church or through their superiors in the Temporal Powers, since Christ is Lord of them both. So you [sic] comment is way out of line. — As for risking the lives of their soldiers, you got to be kidding…
Not in agreement or accordancewithgenerallyaccepted or establishedlimits.
Contrary to or in violation of acceptablerules,conventions, or standards;improper or inappropriate.
One wonders what rule, convention, or standard reader StMA had violated?
Also, by asserting “The Catholic Faithful have appealed to Kings and princes hundreds of times throughout the Centuries to clean up the Church by means of military intervention, whether or at Rome or elsewhere” in its dismissive and abusive response to the reader, From Rome‘s editor in effect belies his previous disingenuous denial that he was not advocating a military intervention but “just taking a poll.”
Frankly, From Rome‘s speech and behavior do no credit to the cause of traditional Catholics who are, with good reasons, unhappy with Pope Francis.
I now repeat what I had written in the January 25 post:
As an American, I do not want a U.S. military intervention at the Vatican for any reason. And if the U.S. were to intervene and oust Jorge Bergoglio from the papacy, then what? Should the U.S. military occupy Vatican City until Benedict XVI is restored to St. Peter’s? Benedict is 92 years old and frail. Should the U.S. military then force a papal conclave to elect a new pope? And if another Bergoglio is elected, then what?
The Catholic Church’s cardinals created this mess. The Catholic Church, and no one else, should resolve their own problems.
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