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#PopeFrancis' new revision today to the Code of Canon Law incorporates a 2007 decree from the Vatican's doctrinal office that whoever "attempts to confer a sacred order on a woman" shall be automatically excommunicated from the church (along with the woman) (1/x)
At the #Vatican press conference presenting the new Code, @Cindy_Wooden asked an interesting question of the No. 2 official at the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts:

With #PopeFrancis ordering the study of women deacons why not narrow "sacred" to "priestly" order? (2/x)
"The law depends on the theological conclusion," Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta responded. "If a different theological conclusion arrives … the norm must be modified."
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Archbishop Arthur Roche has been chosen by Pope Francis new leader of the Holy See’s liturgy office. The Leeds-born bishop, 71, succeeds Cardinal Robert Sarah and will be tasked with implementing a renewal of the liturgy as articulated by the Second Vatican Council. #PopeFrancis
The Pope has chosen a Franciscan, Bishop Vittorio Viola, until now Diocese of Tortona, Italy, as the secretary to the congregation. Fr Aurelio García Macías will be under-secretary (he studied liturgy at Sant'Anselmo University, Rome)
Archbishop Roche has been secretary of the divine worship congregation since 2012, acting as the number two official. He was Bishop of Leeds (2004-12) and chairman of ICEL (International Commission on English in the Liturgy) 2002-2012
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1. as #PopeFrancis is on historic #Iraq tour, please watch #CollateralMurder: it is also for revealing #WarCrimes like those revealed by #CollateralMurder that Julian #Assange has never known #freedom again and risks 175 years in prison:
2. none of the war criminals have spent a single day in prison, the only ones who have paid a huge price: @xychelsea (8 years in prison+3 suicide attempts) and Julian #Assange
3. the deafening silence on how the US and UK authorities are destroying Julian #Assange is a massive scandal: it demonstrates whistleblowers should never trust those journos/media who are silent. I use to say: they will get your splash and kick your ass
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#PopeFrancis at Angelus: "I extend an affectionate greeting to the people of the United States of America, shaken by the recent siege on Congress. I pray for those who lost their lives -- five of them -- in those dramatic moments." 1/3
"... Nothing is gained by violence & so much is lost. I urge government authorities & the entire population to maintain a high sense of responsibility, in order to soothe tempers, promote national reconciliation & protect the democratic values rooted in American society. 2/3
"May Mary Immaculate, patroness of the United States of America, help keep alive the culture of encounter, the culture of caring, as the way to build together the common good; and may she do so with all who live in that land." 3/3
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#BREAKING: “Dubia” Cardinal Publicly Challenges German Bishop’s Conference on Ordination of Women.

Cardinal Brandmüller’s challenge was published in German by @KatholikenNet calling for +Georg Bätzing to account for his statements this year.

See thread for background.
Article on one of many statements made by the President of the German Episcopal Conference, in the name of “Synodality”…
An article on this in English, from @cnalive…
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THREAD #PopeFrancis gives rare interview to #Serbia semi-official daily @PolitikaOnline. But as "Francisko", a name that in Serbian evokes sombreroed Mexican bandits rather than @Pontifex. Who is responsible for this #Vatican PR disaster? None other than Papal Nuntius to Serbia/2
Appreciate if someone knows of a way to connect this thread together, in right order 1-9. Thanks
2/Archbishop Luciano Suriani who personally interfered into a linguistic/cultural issue in language/culture that he does not know or understand.
When elected, every #Pope takes a regnal name that is always in #Latin, official language of #HolySee. Since time immemorial every /3
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In class this week we read & discussed Genesis 1. I asked my students what it meant to them to see themselves & others as made in the 'image and likeness' of God. All the students who spoke up said: it makes no difference at all. That's never happened in my classroom before.
As I've been reflecting on this conversation, I continue to be stunned. Usually, in the face of so much depersonalization in our culture (so many ways to feel like we fail or don't measure up), students find comfort in this inherent dignity & feel challenged to honor it in others
In fact, I usually ask my students to write "very good" with their pens on the palm of their hand to remind them of their innate goodness, something to see over the day.

In the past, students have told me later how much they needed this reminder.

But this group was nonplussed.
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Hi. I'm a #Catholic theologian. I'm up, I have coffee and I'm live tweeting #FratelliTutti : (1/n)
Creating this doc, "I have felt particularly encouraged by the Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, with whom I met in Abu Dhabi, where we declared that “God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity, and has called them to live together as brothers and sisters” (5)
"As I was writing this letter, the Covid-19 pandemic unexpectedly erupted, exposing our false securities..Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality."(7
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*THREAD* re: the #SupremeCourtNominee of Amy Coney - It's unacceptable to attack a nominee simply because of their religious beliefs, or that they are perceived to be religious, and I wish that Coney followed what #PopeFrancis preached, however, her record shows otherwise.
A recent case that she heard hits close to home for me.

Yemeni-American Zahoor Ahmed applied for a visa to for his wife Yafai, and their two children. The application was done so correctly and the process was followed as required by USCIS.
The consular office denied the application, because they claimed that Yafai “attempted to smuggle two children into the United States using the identities Yaqub Mohsin Yafai and Khaled Mohsin Yafai.” There is indication why the officer that interviewed felt that they were hers.
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To be fair, LOTS of people misunderstand what the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is. It's just the entity that gives the Bishops organization. The USCCB doesn't have power over the Bishops - each Bishop has control over their own dioceses.
And the @USCCB doesn't do things like endorsement. Furthermore, while the coward in the White House may choose to ignore him, #PopeFrancis is the ultimate authority over the Bishops. And let's just say we don't think he's down with this idea.
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Maronite Bishops: We salute the initiatives of the military institutions, civil society, and the youth of Lebanon who flocked from all regions to stand by their brothers in #Beirut and help them heal the wounds
Maronite Bishops: We note with satisfaction the growing national and popular support for the call of Patriarch Rahi to adopt active neutrality as a guarantee of political stability and the source of economic growth
Maronite Bishops: We are waiting for the acceleration of the formation of a rescue government far from party affiliations and quotas, while granting it necessary exceptional powers for carrying out reforms
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In 2014, Martin Sheen generously donated his time - and voice - to two ads that Catholic Democrats ran on Pandora in advance of the mid-term elections. In it, he talked about the moral message of #PopeFrancis & the Catholic Social Justice Tradition.

Links below in next tweets.
Martin Sheen - the Bell of Faith (Catholic Democrats Pandora ad, 2014)…
Martin Sheen - Moral Messages (Catholic Democrats Pandora ad, 2014)…
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#LeeWarren #PLIM #REPORT #Volume 11#1
When have the most inhumane acts occurred in time?
Was Nazism born of secret societies and the occult?
Was Hitler under demonic influence?
Was Stalin controlled by demons?…
#World #Leaders & the #Occult #EVIL #Satanic #System

World leaders gathered around a moving luminescent #pyramid in a circle with symbols. They wear a lapel pin of an unholy triangle, the #illuminati pyramid

World Leaders #Wearing Illuminati Pyramid Pin
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This Vigano stunt has Bannon/Burke written all over it. Never forget that the two have some sort of relationship.
Also don't forget that Bannon is using his bag of tricks to undermine #PopeFrancis. And if course, Burke has made his dislike of the Pope very clear.
So we suspect that they are both back there, hiding in the shadows, manipulating the situation. Connecting these two unholy men.
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@MarinaAbramovlc with #JacobRothschild in front of a very special picture called "Satan summoning his Legions". #QanonArmy says, that the #DeepState is in #PanicInDC.
#JacobRothschild is father of @NatRothschild1. Do you remember the connections? Nat knows #RachelChandler aswell as #GhislaineMaxwell.
#JacobRothschild together with #EvelyneRothschild and #LynnForesterRothschild.
Lynn is the spouse of #Epstein listee Evelyn. Together with Archpaedophile #JimmySavile, #FfionHague and @TheDukeOfYork, Lynn was on the board of Outward Bound where indescribable abuse took place.
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Still can't get over how much the Filipovic/Bruenig exchange almost perfectly encapsulates the challenges that progressive Catholics face every day. Only thing missing is a conservative - Douthat, let's say - chiming in to say we aren't real Catholics because abortion.
Let's just say that those three arguments are the ones that are lobbed at us - and people like us - all the time.
But here's the thing - those conversations are usually happening in a vacuum, without actual discussion with those who identify as progressive or liberal Catholics. We are in a fairly unique position as to hear from liberal Catholics a lot because of Twitter and Facebook.
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#CoronaVirusUpdate from #Italy for March 27 2020. Bittersweet news. Contagion rate is declining, even though death count is rising. Resist panic. Total +#covid19 cases = 86,498, of which 66,414 infected (+4,401 = +7.2%) 10,950 recovered and 9.134 deaths (+969). /1
Death rate reflects 15-20 days ago, while new #coronavirus contagion rate = current cases. That's why infection rate is (for me) is more reliable indicator than death rate. Infection rate reflects slowdown due to lockdown. Deaths still coming in from pre-lockdown contagion. /2
Shocking, 969 people in one day. I knew one of them. But must stay focused. Top experts tell us the sacrifice, the #stayhome measures to contain #covid19 are working. I see it in the models I am monitoring. #Mattarella confirmed in his heartwarming speech to the nation. / 3
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Einen Thread über Alain Berset... Schweizer Bundesrat, Departementsvorsteher des
#QAnon #QanonCH ImageImageImageImage
Interview bevor er BR wurde, auf Französisch: ImageImage
Artikel Schweizer Illustrierte ImageImage
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1️⃣ Follow the thread #Qanons and connect the dots! #POTUS says Italy took their medicine!
2️⃣ Pope lifts lid on colossal property empire in London $15 B
3️⃣ Pope wears white hat during Mass 🐸 Top Kek 🐸
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A group of lay faithful from around the world are standing in silent prayer in Munich today to ask #PopeFrancis and Germany’s bishops for “clarity and coherence” and an end to “dissimulation and deception” @NCRegister
More images from this afternoon’s #AciesOrdinata in Munich
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That having been said, I think Roman Catholics should understand that their current Pope, Pope Francis, is a childish, resentful, anti-American, antisemitic fool, who is bad for the Church & for the world & who is failing as a positive spiritual leader. 2) #PopeFrancis
He is no John Paul II by any means. More like a Pope Pius XII (Pacelli). Whose moral compass often was compromised for expediency. 3) #AntiTrump #immigration #AntiAmerican
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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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At #EasterVigil in #Nicaragua, @silviojbaez tells people: "The historical moment that our country is living, tinged with tears and blood and with such an uncertain horizon, seems more full of sadness, pessimism and death than life and hope" (CNS photo/Reuters) 1/5
This is last Easter in Nicaragua for awhile for @silviojbaez. He has faced increasing death threats and #PopeFrancis asked him to come to the Vatican. At vigil: "As believers enlightened by the Risen One, we cannot fall into fatalism or let fatigue or despair overpower us." 2/5
"Let us not settle for living in a social sepulcher. Let us dream of a new country & commit ourselves to building it, enlightened by the paschal faith, supported by the power of the Lord who lives in our history." @silviojbaez #EasterVigil. Thx to @carmelitequotes translation 3/5
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