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1/ Some things have been on my mind that maybe we need to try to remember and think about at this fulcrum moment in the #abortion debate.

Since I wrote my book several years ago & re-read #Roe for the 1st time in years, I've been wondering abt something.

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2/ #Roe, let's remember, divided pregnancy into trimesters. #Abortion was more or less unrestricted in the 1st 12wks, practically prohibited in the last 12wks. Interests of mother & child were balanced this way.

This amts to a legal recognition of personhood.
3/ The only sensible reading of the #Roe scheme is as a balancing of the interests of 2 persons that are in conflict.

This is a glass-half-full reading. But the casual way we talk abt Roe as a total loss is not constitutionally realistic or accurate.
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1/ Reflecting a while on the #scotusleak, I have a few thoughts for #Catholics about what we lose with the overturning of #RoeVWade.

FIRST While #abortions will continue after #Dobbs, the defense of life will be built precariously on the shaky ground of results-oriented judging.
2/ This reversal of #Roe will be a narrow decision, there will be a lot in a concurrence and dissents for future courts to lean on. And, we all know this will not settle the #abortion question. So the victory here will be rather hollow legally & politically.
3/ Indeed, I would say *forcing* this decision in this way (Garland/Gorsuch, ignoring Kavanaugh's misdeeds, ACB) discredits the cause of life b/c it could not (apparently) be accomplished by persuasion & a political process.

#Catholics concerned for life should worry abt that.
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I worked for a public university. Technically it was a state agency.

But once legislators intervene to control it like a state agency it ceases to be a university.

They might think they are protecting taxpayers. But taxpayers will be the ones hurt by diminishing the university.
Public universities are entering an era where they face challenges like #Catholic universities faced from Land o Lakes to Ex Corde when astute ppl understood― if they aren't great universities they can't be a good Catholic anything.

Accountability demands clarity abt mission.
Universities are not first fundamentally acctable to students, alumni, taxpayers, bishops, or a magisterium.

Universities are acctable to an open search for truth without any limits on the search itself. Faculty are the guardians of that mission.
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$TWTTR #Twitter has become #1984 -- Get alook at the 5 new tweets for which @MilitarisCath was threated with suspension 5 times. This is on toop of the 6 threats of suspension from last night @TwitterSupport your platform is broken
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First Station: Jesus Is Condemned to Death

V. We adore you, Christ, and we praise you.
R. Because by your holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.

Jesus,after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the Cross.
#Lent2022 #KalinaB Image
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The Nine vs. Lefebvre: We Resist You to Your Face

"I did not go to Ecône because I was attracted there by the “saintly archbishop” [...] I went only because I hated modernism, and I wanted to be a Catholic priest to fight this plague in all its many guises."
👉 The Conciliar Church was a false religion which taught heresy
👉 Paul VI was not a real pope
👉 The sacraments conferred by the Conciliar Church were invalid in most cases.
[...] "the archbishop’s virtues did not confer upon him
infallibility in judgment, immunity from criticism, or the
right to an obedience that trumped the fundamental principles of moral and dogmatic theology."
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They’re back….crafty devils left the bullhorns at home and brought COWBELLS. @MayorWu maybe you stop being a dictator, talk to @EdforBoston and call a City Council meeting for #NoVaxMandates
No quit. “Who is the Mayor? @MayorWu or @JoeBiden, #Soros ” Wu is devoted to DC narrative. Bright side w/ these moms you’ll never have a chance to be called “SleepyMichelle”
“Warriors come out and playyyy” er sorry they just wanna talk. Why don’t you just talk to ‘em @MayorWu ? They seem nice.
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The English Civil War ended with the alleged beheading of Charles I in 1649. Like the previous history of England we are sold, this history never made much sense.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_C…
If we look broadly at the given history of Charles I, it seems like he did pretty much the same thing his father did, shutting down Parliament whenever he liked and stealing freely from all those around him. So why did he fail where other kings succeeded?
Should we believe the mainstream historians who tell us he just made more mistakes than previous kings? No, we shouldn't. We shouldn't believe anything mainstream historians tell us, and least of all things like this.
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I am terrified of what this country has become. #Religious #dictatorship of far-right government (or rather ruling party's chairman) has destroyed the tripartite system.
An almost 100% ban on #abortion has been already introduced ([1],[2]) under the label of "being pro-life", without providing any actual support for disabled children and families in need.
Yesterday the parliament approved an anti-#LGBT bill in first step of legislation ([3]). Racism and homophobia are on the agenda ([4]), especially in the givernment-run tv stations.
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History unfolded today in #Hungary: #Orbán got a #conservative #catholic political newcomer to fight in 2022. @markizaypeter now faces an unprecedented uphill battle since the regime undermined #democracy w/ #informalpower and created a grossly uneven playing field. Thread 🧵1/6 Image
Orban built a hybrid #autocratic state governance in which #cronies/relatives are monopolizing state/EU funds for his benefit. He established additional sources through which he could cement political/economic power even if Fidesz will be replaced by the opposition.2/6
The integrity of the 2022 #elections is in danger as the regime developed new ways to co-opt the process. Besides putting financial pressure on the opposition, it used a network of agents like citizen’s Police for coercive vote-buying, targeting the most deprived electorate 3/6
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Mighty Sovereigns Of Ottoman Throne : Sultan Murad I

By Ekrem Buğra Ekinci

@EkremBEkinci
👆🏻 widely used illustration painted by court painter Konstantin Kapıdağlı in the early 19th century shows Sultan Murad I , the 3rd ruler of Ottoman beylik that turned into an empire .

👆🏻👉🏻📸 Credits : Büşra Öztürk - Daily Sabah
While his predecessor , Osman & Orhan ghazis , had gathered a nation & created a state , Sultan Murad I improved his lands , making a prosperous country from it for all citizens .
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🍁🍎🌾🍃Welcome September🍃🌾🍎🍁

The Month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

O afflicted Virgin,O soul great in virtues,as in sorrows,both the one&the other spring from that great fire burning in thy heart for God,the only love of thy heart!
St Alphonsus Ligouri Image
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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Christian groups r aggressively targeting @MinistryWCD minister @smritiirani, @NCPCR_ CP @KanoongoPriyank for enforcing inclusive values in pampered minority institutions, Catholic portal UCA News @UCANews opens propaganda/ weaponized misinformation front against @PMOIndia Govt+
Pathological India hater Father John Dayal @JohnDayal (Secy-General All India Christian Council n former head All India Catholic Union) written open letter to @NCPCR_ chief: Why minority rights r sacred under penname A J Philip lashing out repatriation order of FAKE Orphans+
As tweeted by @by2kaafi, @NCPCR_ report has stirred a hornet's nest in NGO mafia circles working under guise of minority welfare but actually minting huge money from foreign #FCRA donors+
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Judges have either ingrained fear of #Church money, muscle power or soft corner!
Sister Lucy Kalappura is running post to pillars for justice- for woman rights but she didn't get judicial patronage which non existent #Sabarimala woman entry issue got!
Judges sans Justice! +
Franciscan Clarist Congregation where Sister Lucy serving since age of 17 yrs has 750 NGOs under its umbrella, hundreds of it having #FCRA which we will strike soon!
That's the brute force which is forcing Indian judiciary to deny her police protection!
Kudos to her courage!+
Lawyers backtracking from taking up her fight legally withdrawing as Church money power flows in to force them to stay away from Sister Lucy!
Self styled women rights activists uttering no word out of #Church money- muscle power. No Badi Bindi @cpimspeak leader standing by her+
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Official statement from Canadian Conf of #Catholic Bishops on the #genocide of #215children - Zero accountability - it should be titled “Shirking the Past” /1
Their website attempts to distance the church and bishops of complicity in #residentialschools “The Catholic Church as a whole in Canada was not associated with the Residential Schools, nor was the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.” #TruthAndReconciliation /2
The Vatican’s assets are estimated to be in the 10s of billions of dollars, earning millions annually just in investment dividends. They are likely the largest tax evader in the world. /3
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This week I'll be sharing my story of God at work in my life as part of #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory series. Inevitably its a series of snapshots I have plucked out of my memory album in order to tell my story. At a different time I might well have chosen different snapshots. 1/15
I was a post #war baby born in the leafy suburb of #Sutton to parents who had met in the RAF during the war.I now belong to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege (FC) & live in Much Hadham, Herts. 2/15 ImageImage
Dad, a teacher on #sthelier council estate was the son of a Rhondda valley miner who had died at 49 of TB & silicosis. Mum is a Geordie handweaver who drove 3-ton lorries in the war. Her father had been orphaned age 7 when his Dad died of TB. 3/15
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David Scott never really knew his older brother, John. John was born disabled and sent to the #fernaldSchool in Waltham. And with the Scott Family being in Roslindale, and poor, and not having a car, getting to Waltham wasn't easy.
John died at the age of 7, and was buried in a grave marked only with a number, and with a letter: C or P, meaning either #Catholic or #Protestant. Those were the options. He was buried here.
It's difficult to keep track of records. Advocates have been trying. metferncemetery.org/bio/C-154
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🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏻Welcome March!🙋‍♂️🙋🏻

The month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph and this is the Year of St Joseph.
In response to The Holy Father’s request to increase our devotion to this great saint my little contribution will be to post a beautiful picture of Saint Joseph every day. Image
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How has religion been used to fan the flames of insurrection on Capitol Hill? - welcome to the participants to our zoom briefing today! We'll be live-tweeting as we go along:
Bishop @Mebudde felt a range of emotions on yesterdays events such as shock outrage, deep confusion, and alarm at the ways they unfolded with some predictability #capitolhill #washington #briefing
Bishop @Mebudde highlights there was no protection for vulnerable people, the homeless and key workers in the #CapitolHill area during yesterdays events
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On the #Zoroastrian origins of a weekly #Catholic Ritual

پندار نیک، گفتار نیک، کردار نیک

Most people who are Catholic, or were raised in the Roman Catholic rite, will be familiar with the triple crossing ritual during the Mass.

#Iranian #زرتشت #CatholicTwitter ImageImage
In the moment before the Gospel reading, the priest says “a reading from the Gospel according to (X)”, and the congregation replies “glory to you, o Lord”, before performing this gesture.

Using their thumb, they cross their forehead, then their lips, then their heart.
Few if any Catholic knows that this gesture is a modern representation of an ancient philosophy inherited from #Zoroastrianism:

- Blessing the forehead signifies “good thoughts”
- Blessing the lips signifies “good words”
- Blessing the heart signifies “good deeds”
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Small PSA for esp #Catholic twitter: I respect, enormously, that Tolkien & CS Lewis each served in the Great War. I respect, also, that they wrote so much that moved so many of you. Please understand that not everyone is as into this as you. We all have to share a Church etc.
"Look, I was never a big fiction reader, albeit I really liked Evelyn Waugh's sword of honour trilogy"
"You have to try the Hobbit"
"No"
"But there are deep theological truths there"
"Is there an Elfen magisterium?"
"No, but the Hobbit"
"Look, mate, I am really struggling here"
Arthur Conan Doyle went to the great Jesuit school, Stonyhurst, where much of my family went, and there are obvious Catholic elements to Sherlock Holmes, but you do not see me going on - and on - about the dogs that do not bark, or the case of the spotted hound, or whatever
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The #Sabbatean-#Frankist #Messianic Conspiracy Partially Exposed 🤓
Part I  archive.org/details/TheSab…

The #Sabbatean-#Frankist #Messianic Conspiracy Partially Exposed 🤓
Part II - All kind of articles, interesting to read 😉🤗
archive.org/details/TheSab…

Frankists and the Catholic Church
Jacob Leib #Frank was the founder of the Zoharist or Frankist movement, which was a movement that led many Jews out of the #Sabbatean perversions of spirituality and Kabbalah into baptism in the #Catholic Church.
zohariststories.blogspot.com/2019/09/franki…
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