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I've read the stories describing the apology tour of Pope Francis. On Monday after his first visit near Edmonton I decided to comment after the saga had unfolded. It was an emotional week for so many!
1/ #PopeFrancis #Canada #residentialschools #truthandreconciliation
We heard apologies, pleading forgiveness, more apologies, recognition of "cultural destruction" and finally on the flight home #PopeFrancis said "yes, it was a genocide, yes, yes, clearly. You can say that I said it was a genocide."
2/ #residentialschools
theglobeandmail.com/world/article-…
The genocide was justified by the #DoctrineOfDiscovery & while #PopeFrancis, #CatholicChurch, & Crown gov'ts are reluctant to rescind it, the actions I witnessed against the #Wetsuweten in their own territory are empowered by the Doctrine.
3/ #bcpoli #cdnpoli @bcndp @BCNDPCaucus
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#TLM #CatholicChurch #CatholicTwitter #TraditionisCustodes #LatinMass #DiesIrae

Day of spite and petty malice!
When a document most callous
Came forth from the papal palace

Oh, what nuisance it inventeth,
And what rancor it fermenteth,
As the faithful it tormenteth

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Loud complaints will be resounding
Every chancery surrounding
Bishops with a headache pounding

To what end this persecution?
Whom enriched by diminution?
For what is this the solution?

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See, the faithful are divided
By the place where they resided
Some shepherds took, while some provided

Lo, the ones whose loss is graver
Traded for a tyrant’s favor
May God send them leaders braver!

🧵3/9
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1/“What are we to make of the fact that the entire history of the Roman Catholic Church has been rife with holy wars, “ends justify the means” colonializing and forced and coerced conversions when as we consider double-effect? Even the vows priests make > indietheology.substack.com/p/pro-life-has…
2/“to their bishops entail a kind of “ends justify the means” fealty. (Obey the bishop, even if doing so violates conscience, because preserving Mother Church is a greater good.) Yet when it comes to that ten-year old girl, the men who make and break the rules, >
3/“who can not ever bear live children, become Pauline principle purists.”
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"Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost" ~Leonard Cohen

“[W]hat happened, is happening and will happen to us all, from the very beginning until the end of human life upon this earth.” ~John Cowper Powys, on The Iliad

1/ I'm signing off for a while.
2/ I've come to realize I've spent 30yrs with faith what's happened could be prevented—our divisions could be healed before they break us beyond repair, the #CatholicChurch could end its antagonism w/the world before it destroyed its own ability to witness to the public square.
3/ I've come to feel convinced we've recently passed a point of no return. What is lost can't be regained before it all collapses, and now the collapse seems certain to me.

It won't be like a movie. It won't happen like it's happened before. But it will happen.
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#TellYourStory how #RoeVsWade affected you. Here’s mine.

I was 17. I didn’t have high self esteem. My parents were either emotionally vacant or physically gone. I equated sex with love. I was wrong. The next part is so much like #ChristineBlasseyFord, I felt like I knew her…
My “boyfriend” took me to a party. He even came inside to meet my dad. No one had done that. I felt loved…until a couple hours later. He took me to a room in the back of the house. We’d been drinking. I had consensual sex with him. He said he needed to use the bathroom…
He left the room. closed the door. Seconds later it opened, but it wasn’t him. It was several other young men, some older - maybe in their 20s. My boyfriend came in and they tried to hold me down to gang rape me. I fought for my life and clawed one. I told them they’d have to…
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SHORT 🧵

1/ #Catholicism is not an identity. There is no "#Catholic identity."

Catholicism is the proclamation of an encompassing message of transformation suited to all times & places.

Identity is a #postmodern preoccupation.
2/ As #Catholicism is suited to all times & places that's fine. But the assertion of #Catholic identity rarely (if ever) intends to embrace #postmodernism (or even modernity).
3/ Identity comes from the Latin "idem" for "same," which a casual historical exploration would tell us #Catholicism never is. It has had countless historical and cultural expressions.

At the most obvious level, today the #CatholicChurch is 23 rites.
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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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The Military and Hospitaller #orderofStLazarus has a green #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitaller as it’s symbol - pictured are the three ‘pretending’ Grand Masters. ImageImage
#OrderofStsMauriceandLazarus has a #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitallers and is headed by Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Knight of the #SovereignMilitaryOrderofMalta freemason & head of #HouseofSavoy ImageImage
USA (1) #President Ronald Reagan says the Order of Malta “speaks to the ENTIRE EBB & FLOW of Western civilization” when receiving the #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitaller via the American branch of #SovereignMilitaryOrderofMalta #CatholicChurch #HolySee
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A thread on an important symbol: the #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitaller and it’s use in #definingpower #elite #networks #deepstate #worldgovernment
The #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitaller are displayed by the Order of St John, Royal Victorian Order & Order of the Bath (GCB) - dynastic orders / orders of chivalry in the UK honours system. ImageImageImageImage
The last 8 Lord Mayor’s of the City of London Corporation, all Knights in the Order of St John - the British branch of the #knightshospitaller

The city brands itself as the oldest continuous municipal ‘democracy’ and serves as the model for the British Parliament. ImageImage
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Guinea Pig Kids - 2004, BBC

Pharmaceutical corporations that supported the experimental trials on Black/Hispanic foster children included #Pfizer & #GlaxoSmithKline

#CriminalNegligence #FDA

"Side effect is a euphemism for undesired direct effect".

The short doc took much heat, as did those featured in film.

Dec 22, 2004: "#GlaxoSmithKline went on to say 'the #FDA encourages studies in pediatric patients. Clinical trials involving #children and #orphans are therefore legal and not unusual.'"

democracynow.org/2004/12/22/gui…
Complaint filed against BBC. Upheld.

Nov 30, 2004, BBC:

"One of the homes to which HIV positive children were taken was the Incarnation Children's Center [] owned by the #CatholicChurch..."

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme…
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AN AGNOSTIC WITH NO AX TO GRIND TOLD ME, ‘IF I WERE RELIGIOUS, I’D BE A ROMAN CATHOLIC.’

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1. It was the haphazard remark of a photographer, an agnostic I believe, that opened my eyes... it was to the effect

#CatholicEdChat #Jesus #Twitter #Bible #books #BookTwitter Image
2. that if Christianity were true, obviously the Roman Catholic Church, with her authority was right.

It was the testimony of a man who had no ax to grind. A Jewish dentist made the same remark in effect to me shortly afterwards. The man-in-the-street
#Catholicism #Christianity
3. testifies the same with his: ‘If I were religious, I’d be a Roman Catholic.’

WHY SHOULD I STAKE MY IMMORTAL SOUL UPON HUMAN OPINION?

I entered upon an intensive study of the point. I read the history of the doctrine,

#invest
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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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5th JUNE: ST BONIFACE

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1. St Boniface was born in Devonshire, England, in the year 680. Some missionaries staying at his father's house spoke to him of heavenly things, and inspired him with a wish to devote himself, as they did, to God.
#StBoniface #Bible #Christians
2. He entered the monastery of Exminster, and was there trained for his apostolic work. His first attempt to convert the pagans in Holland having failed, he went to Rome to obtain the Pope's blessing on his mission, and returned with authority to preach to the German tribes.
3. It was a slow and dangerous task; his own life was in constant peril, while his flock was often reduced to abject poverty by the wandering robber bands. Yet his courage never flagged.

He began with Bavaria and Thuringia, next visited Friesland, then passed on to Hesse
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NOVENA PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY, THE WONDER-WORKER (Feast: 13th of June)

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1. St Anthony, you are glorious for your miracles and for the condescension of Jesus who came as a little child to lie in your arms. Obtain for me

#CatholicChurch #CatholicTwitter #StAnthony #novena Image
2. from His bounty the grace which I ardently desire. You were so compassionate toward sinners, do not regard my unworthiness. Let the glory of God be magnified by you in connection with the particular request that I earnestly present to you (name it).
3. As a pledge of my gratitude I promise to live more faithfully in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you loved and still love so greatly. Bless this resolution of mine that I may be faithful to it until death.
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In a democracy, citizens can be critical of their government or particular institutions, but to question the purpose & legitimacy of the state itself is a different matter.

This, however, is what we urgently need to do, much as #MartinLuther did in regard to the #CatholicChurch.
Attached is a response to my comment, which illustrates just how delusional many Americans are regarding American history & the intentions of its founders, although he is only stating the official (Orwellian) narrative of American history & "nationhood". Image
It's not just America, of course, but every so-called #NationState that is an Orwellian construct, based on lies, deceit & a regime of rewards & intimidation. ImageImage
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The donation by @carlmalamud of his lovingly curated cookbooks, got us thinking. What's in the @InternetArchive's cookbook collections?

The biggest collection is this one, featuring 11,752 books on cooking & home economics:
archive.org/details/cbk

#Cooking
The oldest cookbook in that collection is by Bartolomeo Scappi (c. 1500–1577), the most famous chef of the Italian Renaissance. Scappi was the personal chef to 2 popes & compiled this 978-page tome of recipes, cooking utensils & menus.
archive.org/details/operav…
3/ Italy's most famous chef included these meticulous engravings on the ideal 16th c. kitchen, the tools, utensils & operations needed to cook for a Pope.
#CatholicChurch #History
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ST LAURENCE O'TOOLE - 14th NOVEMBER

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1. St Laurence, Bishop, of princely descent, was born in Leinster about A.D. 1124. After being Abbot of Glendalough, he was consecrated Archbishop of Dublin (A.D. 1154). He guided his flock wisely
#StLaurenceOToole #Nov14 #IrishNews Image
2. encouraging them to patience in the sufferings consequent on the invasion of Strongbow; and governed his diocese with prudence for 26 years.

Repairing in the interests of his Church, to Canterbury, to King Henry II, he narrowly escaped death at the hands of a madman.
3. He was present in Rome (A.D. 1179) at the Lateran Council, and returned to Ireland with the powers of a Legate.

He died at the Abbey of Eu in Normandy (November 14, 1180), having successfully negotiated between King Henry and King Roderic, the Irish monarch.
#CatholicChurch
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2nd NOVEMBER: ALL SOULS' DAY (THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED)

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1. By purgatory, no more is meant than a middle state of souls; viz., of purgation from sin by temporary chastisements, or a punishment of some sin inflicted after
#AllSoulsDay #purgatory
2. death, which is not eternal.

As to the place, manner, or kind of these sufferings, nothing has been defined by the Church,it is interwoven with the fundamental articles of the Christian faith.

For, as eternal torments are the portion of all souls which
#faith #Christian
3. depart this life under the guilt of mortal sin, and everlasting bliss of those who die in a state of grace, so it is an obvious consequence that among the latter, many souls may be defiled with lesser stains, and cannot enter immediately into the joy of the Lord.

#Afterlife
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ST FIACC - 12th OCTOBER

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St Fiacc lived about 415 - 520. A poet, chief bishop of Leinster, and founder of two churches. His father, MacDara, was prince of the Hy-Bairrche in the country around Carlow. His mother was sister of Dubhtach, the chief bard

#StFiacc #Ireland
2. and brehon of Erin, the first of St Patrick’s converts at Tara, and the apostle’s lifelong friend.

Fiacc was a pupil to his uncle in the bardic profession and soon embraced the Faith.

Subsequently, when Patrick came to Leinster, he sojourned at Dubhtach’s house
#Christian
3. in Hy-Kinsellagh and selected Fiacc, on Dubhtach’s recommendation, to be consecrated bishop for the converts of Leinster. Fiacc was then a widower; his wife had recently died, leaving him one son named Fiacre.

Patrick gave him an alphabet written with his own hand, and Fiacc
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BLESSED CARLO SPINOLA - 11th SEPTEMBER

Carlo Spinola S. J., born 1564 in Madrid, Spain, entered the novitiate in December 1584, was ordained a priest in 1594, and served parishes in Cremona until, in 1596, he was appointed to the missions in Japan. #CarloSpinola #September11 Image
2. His journey was marked by shipwrecks and delays.

He had studied Japanese before going to Kyoto where he was minister at the Jesuit College,and a teacher of mathematics and astronomy. For 12 years, he ministered to the growing Christian community in Japan. #CatholicChurch
3. In 1614, all foreign missionaries were banished so Blessed Carlo went into hiding, eluding capture for four years.

After being arrested in 1618, he, together with Brother Ambrose Fernandes and their catechist, John Chogoku, were imprisoned for 4 years
#Jesus #Christian
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ST SOLOMON LECLERCQ - 2nd SEPTEMBER

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1. St Solomon Leclercq (born Guillaume-Nicolas-Louis) is a French Lasallian martyr (1745-1792).

Born in November 1745, he joined the brothers of the Christian schools in 1767 and received the name Br. Solomon.

#StSolomonLeclercq Image
2. After a number of years teaching mathematics, he was appointed as the secretary to the Superior General, Brother Agathon, in 1778.

At the time of the French Revolution he refused to take the oath of allegiance. He
#FrenchRevolution #history #persecution of #CatholicChurch
3. was arrested on August 15, 1792 and executed at the Carmelite convent on September 2 with 188 companion martyrs, including a hundred priests who refused to take the oath to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
Brother Solomon was beatified in 1926 and canonised in 2016.
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March 3, 2013
GODDESS VORTEX

#GoddessVortex is the ultimate technology of the Light forces which will finally dissolve the #Matrix on the astral and etheric planes around our planet.

2012portal.blogspot.com/2013/03/goddes…
#GoddessVortex is a rainbow spiral of energy which encompasses all possible combinations of Light.
It is a presence of an angelic being which transmutes all darkness into pure Light through an eight-dimensional stargate of the #AntarionConversion. Image
It is a #vortex of the presence of One which absorbs all anomaly of duality and ascends it into the One through the process of microtriangulation. Image
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20th AUGUST: BLESSED GEORG HÄFNER, MARTYR

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1. Georg Häfner, born 1900 in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany, died on August 20, 1942 in the Dachau concentration camp. He was a German Catholic priest and member of the Carmelite Third Order.
Bl. #GeorgHafner #Aug20
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2. His beatification took place in 2011.

Bl. Georg was chaplain in Kothen and revealed himself as a persistent opponent of National Socialism while he was pastor of Oberschwarzach from 1934 to 1941. That is why he was sent to Dachau concentration camp in 1941
#CatholicChurch
3. where he died of starvation and disease. Having held on unwaveringly to his steadfast #Christian conviction until the end, Blessed Georg's death at the hands of the Nazis was judged to be out of "hatred for the faith" and his has been considered a matryr's death.
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Please keep on praying for the beatification of Servant of God Cardinal Emile Biayenda. 🙏🙏🙏

(Details in the comment section) Image
1. Cardinal Emile Biayenda's
views on several issues were critical of the country’s #government.

Such opposition strained the relationship between the church and the state, leading to the state dissolving Catholic-backed organisations #Church #history #Christian
2. while mission schools were taken over and some church leaders were jailed, exiled or forced to operate clandestinely.

Then and after the subsequent change of government, Cardinal Biayenda continued to speak out against state injustices and persecution.
#CatholicChurch

,
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