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1/ Ok. Serious question. Now that #abortion has been returned firmly to the status quo ante #RoeVsWade, to its status before the grave, urgent situation that mobilized #Catholics into a #ProLife mvmt, why was this article written?

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2/ And, I lied. That's not a serious question. I already know the answer. (I suspect @Pontifex does too.) I wrote it here 3yrs ago-americamagazine.org/politics-socie…

The answer is plain. "[D]ecades of binary cultural and political argument means that reversing Roe is no longer enough"
3/ We have been doing this so long, we simply don't know how to stop.

Don't believe me? Ask some serious people what the goal of the #ProLife mvmt is now. Their reply? I kid you not--

"A firm commitment to end #abortion"

Seriously.
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Tell it to the few hundred women already ordained into the apostolic succession!

Also this, Celeste has a right to her opinion about this, but no one forces you to accept her embrace of #misogynist teaching.

And no one is forced you to take her word for any of this.
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2/Most important, no one forced you to put money in the basket when you go to Mass.

Best of all, no one forces you to PAY to stay.

#MassIsFree

Let the “pick me” #Catholic ladies & other #MaleSupremacists pay the tab.

No one can force a #Catholic to leave.
3/ Catholics can attend Mass, withhold contributions & send the $$ to poor ppl, struggling churches w/women clergy, and the women’s ordination movement.

Catholic #MassIsFree

#BoycottTheBasket until they #OrdainWomen
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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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Real reasons for #conflict are buried in history & intermittently ooze out like hot lava from fissures. #Europe's been an active conflict zone for long born out of a stiff #RomanHangover ever since the #Empire collapsed.#Theopolitics is 1 ingredient in its conflict cocktail
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Conflict in #Europe has to be understood in that context before jumping in & taking sides. Colonial times afforded no option & the world got involved twice converting #EuropeanConflict's into #WorldWar's. Many unconcerned died. India lost many braves from #Gallipoli to #Siam
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#Ukraine is the latest in a tiring list & has many players beyond just army & politicians. Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek Catholic Church, Patriarchies of Moscow, Constantinople & Kyiv & that west & east of #Dnieper think differently.. all making up the hidden factors
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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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I discovered something new about humans: how parents name their children reveals info on how many kids they’re planning to have.

Thread on forthcoming paper in #Demography on kids’ names & sexual/fertility norms among #Irish #Catholics

Preprint: osf.io/preprints/soca… Image
The map shows where Catholic parents chose distinctly Catholic names (Catholic Index) or traditional names (Traditional Name Score) for kids + their total surviving children as of 1911 (Net fertility). Family size highly correlated with Catholic and traditional names.
Background:
In 1860, a woman in an industrializing nation like Britain could expect to give birth to 6 children.
By 1940, that number had dropped to 2.
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@Goodtweet_man @melbataj @GaussNP @kwhitaker_ @wbbcctv @xpstudiospnguin
I am considering making a Facebook group for #ProLife for the #Whole Life (#ConsistentLifeEthic) Christian leftists of various kinds, from #socdems, to #socialists, to #distributists, and
others, to combat these following false stigmas about #Christianity(including #Catholicism) and #leftism:

1. That #Christians(including #Catholics) can’t be #leftists/#socialists/etc.
2. That leftists can’t be #religious
3. That leftists can’t be #ProLife

Do you think this
is a good idea? I want to find more people who have a similar mentality of me. Or maybe I could expand it to just do prolife religious leftists in general, considering some other pro-life whole-life religious leftists may also face scrutiny by both American leftist and
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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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A Timely Reminder that God the Father has given to God the Son all authority in heaven, earth and under the earth, and yes, even all authority over and in the United States of America -- Judgement is coming! Amend your ways!
America can not be saved without Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life. -- The pretense, pushed by godless Freemasons, that America stands for liberty without Jesus Christ, the King, is a satanic deception. We must reunite Christian Faith with our political action in USA!
The 2020 Election has manifested that the Political Elites and the Corporate Elites -- and not a few of the church elites -- of our nation is totally corrupt, because totally divorced from Jesus Christ and His Teaching! -- We must therefore both preach repentance and seek justice
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(1/4) #Catholics for Biden event in #Pittsburgh? Seriously?

@JoeBiden chose a running mate who is overtly & stringently anti-Catholic, imposing religious tests on public office when asking if a judge appointee was a member of #KnightsofColumbus. #prolife

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(2/4) And then there’s @JoeBiden’s total support for #abortion, the greatest human rights issue of our time.

And it’s actually not just one issue-it’s 60 million issues.

60 million lives have been lost since #Roe.

60 million.
(3/4) Every year, thousands of #lateterm babies who feel pain are aborted.

Thousands feel pain. Science says so. @JoeBiden supports late term #abortions & he wants taxpayers to pay for it.

#Catholics for Biden are comfortable w/ thousands of late term, pain-filled abortions.
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12th JULY: ST JOHN JONES

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1. St John Jones was born in Clynnog Fawr in Caernarfonshire (Gwynedd) into a courageous Catholic family who remained faithful to the #Church even at the height of the Protestant Reformation.
#StJohnJones #Wales #Welsh #martyr #SaintOfTheDay Image
2. When John was a boy he entered a strict Observant Franciscan friary at Greenwich.

When it was dissolved in 1559 [by the Protestant forces] he moved to Pontoise, where he professed his vows. He later travelled to Rome and stayed at the Aracoeli friary.
#Greenwich #London
3. While in Rome John joined the Roman province of the Reformati, a yet stricter branch of the Friars Minor.

In 1591 he asked to join the English Mission. Despite the evident risk to his life, his superiors agreed. He received a blessing and commendation from Pope Clement VIII.
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“ISN’T PRAYING TO MARY AND THE SAINTS BREAKING THE FIRST COMMANDMENT?”

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1. “QUESTION:

I was wondering about praying to Mary and to the saints. God gave us ten commandments and the first of those is ‘thou shalt not have strange gods before me.’
#TenCommandments #Bible
2. Is praying to Mary and the Saints not breaking that Commandment?

ANSWER:

The first Commandment as you rightly point out is about worshipping God and Him alone: True worship (as opposed to veneration or honour) does indeed belong to God alone,

#Christianity #CatholicChurch
3. and we should never worship man or any other creature as we worship God.

When we pray to Mary or to the saints, we’re simply asking them to help us, by praying to God on our behalf. We do not worship them. We do not make them God.

#God #prayer #VirginMary #saints #Catholics
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balt…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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Big day for #catholics in #Thailand & the region as @Pontifex #PopeinThailand #PopeVisitThailand. Hell be celebrating mass at National Stadium but crowd already gathered hours before braving the heat. Lucky ones get the shade but many happy to be in sun to be in Pope's presence ImageImageImageImage
A modern rendition to the hymn "amazing grace" as band entertain crowd gathered to welcome @Pontifex #PopeinThailand #PopeVisitThailand2019
Number of #ethnic communities in #Bangkok #Thailand national stadium waiting for mass to be celebrated by @Pontifex #PopeinThailand #PopeVisitThailand ImageImageImageImage
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Helpful hints for those new to #Catholic Twitter:

1. If someone calls a priest (or bishop or cardinal) "good and holy" it means the priest says what the person wants them to say.
2. Probably the majority of #Catholics on Twitter are really really really really ANGRY!!! About what? You won't have to ask they'll tell you.
3. Anonymous accounts with Latin names and id pics of saints or churches or monstrances all belong to the same guy
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[Thread] @DawnofMercy, in response to your recent and lengthy diatribe -- principally against @cardinalrlburke, @Patrick_Coffin, and @TaylorRMarshall, but also naming @EWTN, @NCRegister, @EdwardPentin, @SophiaInsPress and others -- I offer a few observations.
@DawnofMercy @cardinalrlburke @Patrick_Coffin @TaylorRMarshall @EWTN @NCRegister @EdwardPentin @SophiaInsPress 1a) With all due respect, you're making a mountain out of a molehill re: @cardinalrlburke's replies to @Patrick_Coffin's questions. Nowhere did +Burke state that we (the faithful) should hold in doubt the validity of @Pontifex's election. Furthermore, the peaceful and ...
@DawnofMercy @cardinalrlburke @Patrick_Coffin @TaylorRMarshall @EWTN @NCRegister @EdwardPentin @SophiaInsPress @Pontifex 1b) universal acceptance of @Pontifex as the Supreme Pontiff following his election constitutes a dogmatic fact (newadvent.org/cathen/05092a.…), which makes this entire conversation moot anyway. See the following link for further details: catholicfamilynews.com/blog/2018/09/1…
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🌳Breathe🌳

The WH knew of the recording of Flynn talking to Kislyak for days before acting.

Trump absolutely knew Flynn was under FBI inv’n when he fired him, making Trump's tweet a lie

GOP Amash says Trump should be impeached.

War of Will wins the Preak­ness Stakes
🌳Breathe2🌳

Breath of fresh air!

Biden Goes on the Offensive Against Trump

Thousands turn out at Philadelphia rally as former vice president presents himself as best candidate to beat Trump

Harvey Weinstein Trial Documents to Remain Sealed #Counterintel #Investigation
🌳Breathe3🌳

Trump seeks to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, incd’g high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder & desecration of a corpse

#Dehumanization leads to atrocities against humanity #Immigrants #Jews #Catholics

TOC v WLD
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Thread. I've seen a couple friends sharing memes that assert that male victims of clergy #abuse are believed and supported, while female victims of assault by acquaintances are victim-blamed and not taken seriously.
Friends, it would be a big step forward if we all lived in that world. We don't.
In our desire to support all victims of #assault, let's not further gaslight the male and female victims of clergy sex abuse who struggled heroically and lost faith, health, relationships and lives down through the past decades...
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1/ Just spent a week working pro bono with CARA at DETENTION center in #Dilley Texas (oddly renamed "residential" center) to prepare the #SUPERWOMEN being held there prepare for their credible fear interviews. They told me ghastly stories of persecution suffered in lawless
2/ countries at the hands of gangs who terrorize and extort them, then beat, rape and threaten to kill them and their children if they dare go to the police or say "enough," AND/OR countries with such weak laws, corrupt police, and/or corrupt government officials that are
3/ effectively lawless when it comes to protecting women from violent husbands who treat them like property by repeatedly raping them, telling them they are worthless SIMPLY because they are WOMEN, restricting their freedom to work, express political views, attend church, see
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