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1/ How many other bishops have been sanctioned for allegations presumably proved credible? What #Vatican genius dreamed this up? After the disastrous handling of the Theodore McCarrick (a monster if there ever was one) case, has the #HolySee learned nothing about transparency?
2/ This is rank clericalism at its worst. But it also reflects a widespread failure among many Vatican officials to understand basic principles of rule of law.
3/ Many clerics dismiss concern for rule of law as an "Anglo-Saxon" obsession. But rule of law is directly derived from principles of natural law - about which Catholic clerics (or at least those who aren't slaves to sociology and psychology) should know something about.
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Interesting that Hallow got a Eucharistic Revival SJ , Fr. Joe to do the Examen, Ignation content. Jo seems to be very deep into the new evangelization/ conversion reversion / possibly Eucharist as cudgel thing. 1/
2/They had to do quite a leapfrog jump of Fr. Jim Martin whose Examen I have been using sporadically for years. I say this as one who is neither a Martin super-fan nor a member of the Jesuit fandom.
3/Obviously Martin’s advocacy on behalf of #LGBTQ #Catholics disqualified him, but really, when it comes to these Spiritual Exercises, a little gravitas helps. In any case, this underscores the thst #Hallow, which sells itself as an easygoing, apolitical app for ppl who want
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1/“In 33 states, clergy are exempt from any laws requiring professionals such as teachers, physicians and psychotherapists to report information about alleged child sexual abuse to police or child welfare officials >…
2/“if the church deems the information privileged.

This loophole has resulted in an unknown number of predators being allowed to continue abusing children for years despite having confessed the behavior to religious officials.
3/“In many of these cases, the privilege has been invoked to shield religious groups from civil and criminal liability after the abuse became known to civil authorities.”
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Another weekend, another daily thread about the war in #Ukraine, a country fighting for its survival in the face of the onslaught from #Russia's huge army of war criminals and mercenaries.

It's Day 206

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So all Saturday's stories coming up, although I am commentating all day today so updates may be slower, apologies in advance.

Friday was quite a day. If you missed anything, fear not. Relive the unfolding events right here:

#SlavaUkraini #StopRussia

First, nice to start with a success story from #Ukraine

Donations helped keep #Mykolaiv zoo and its animals alive and well despite the war.

Online ticket sales raised €3m, staying in business and keeping animals alive. What's more, a rare Amur Leopard cub was born this year
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1/“Cardinal Timothy Dolan was directed in early 2021 to investigate claims against retired Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual abuse against minors” (child r*pe) >…
2/“and who admitted last year that he transferred several priests to new parish ministries without contacting police, after they were accused of sexual abuse.”
3/“A woman who claims she was sexually abused by Hubbard and other priests while she was a teenager attempted to subpoena archdiocesan records of the Vos estis investigation into Hubbard, which amount to more than 1,400 pages,”
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JUST IN: Pope Francis sought prayers for his ‘peace pilgrimage’ in Kazakhstan. On Sunday, Pope Francis asked for prayers to accompany him this week for his “pilgrimage of peace” to Kazakhstan for a meeting of religious leaders. Image
Francis said that he begins a three-day visit to Kazakhstan to participate in a gathering of heads of the world and traditional religions on Tuesday.
Pope added that "It will be an occasion to meet so many religious representatives and to dialogue as brothers, animated by the common desire for peace, the peace for which our world is thirsting.
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🛡️#T3 - All Wars Are Proxy Wars
The #PriestKings operate thru sovereign nation states. They are:
Washington DC
Vatican City
City of London
There is an element of truth to the statement below.
Key point: he fails to include the Vatican.
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The #PriestKings are masters of propaganda. They love to see you squirm. The #NuclearThreat is their last resort. The only thing bigger than this is a natural meteor strike.
British Lawmaker: Nuclear Accident Could Draw NATO Allies into War…
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The Vatican just joined the call for a @FossilTreaty that:
🚫Ends expansion of coal, oil & gas
👋Phases out fossil fuels
⚖️Supports a #JustTransition
Find out more about the major endorsement of a #FossilFuelTreaty 👉🏽
"Enough is enough. All new exploration and production of coal, oil, and gas must immediately end, and existing production of fossil fuels must be urgently phased out."– Cardinal Czerny
#FossilFuelTreaty #Vatican

Nuestro comunicado sobre el llamado del Vaticano a un tratado que permita implementar una transición justa, lejos del carbón, el petróleo y el gas, también está disponible en español:

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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 >…
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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The best reason to start liquidating the #Vatican is that once the Trads & Opus Dei take all, they’re definitely not going to sell any of it off to feed anyone — or return works they pirated from indigenous ppl they savaged, etc.
2/Also, to compare the Vatican to museums neglects a lot. Museums do not have forceful global political agendas. Museums are required by their boards of directors to make their acquisitions and spending public. Museums do not receive weekly industrious from a billion >
3/Catholics throughout the world. The Smithsonian is not locate in a sovereign nation state which has a long history of protecting criminals from prosecution. The Louvre does not use the admission price to convert & prostletyze.
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#COVID19 vaccine victims in Italy call for parliamentary investigation… #VaccineDeaths #vaccineinjuries @lanuovaBQ @RicCascioli
The committee — Ascoltami [Listen to Me] — unites 1,800 victims of the anti-Covid vaccine that was supposed to be safe but instead is “disabling thousands of ‘invisible’ victims in Italy who struggle with cardiovascular and neurological problems.”
“Talking about adverse effects from vaccines is no longer taboo, even if the problem, which is enormous, remains underestimated by the State. [The vax] was practically forced by means of blackmail giving rise to the consequent abandonment of patients” who suffered adverse effects
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The Surp Pırgiç Church in Karaköy, #Istanbul is home to a unique ceremony that takes place once a year. The church was the first #Armenian Catholic church to be consecrated in the Ottoman Empire after the Armenian Catholic millet was recognised by Sultan Mahmud II in 1830.#Thread Image
When the church was first opened in 1834, Istanbul was suffering from a major plague outbreak. A painting of the Virgin Mary & Baby Jesus that was sent to the church as an inaugural gift from the #Vatican was paraded around the streets of Istanbul to ward off the plague. Image
Eventually, as the plague outbreak in the city died down, many attributed this to the miraculous powers of this painting in #SurpPırgiç. Sultan Mahmud II took note of this and gifted a diamond brooch to the church and its congregation. Image
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Peekabo! Examples of epitaphs in situ in the catacombs of #Rome (examples are from Catacomb of Priscilla, open to the public). In 3 cases, hidden behind later retaining piers; last one is painted on wall of a chamber within a tabella ansata. Source: ICS, #DAPICS #EpigraphyTuesday
more frequently, epitaphs & other funerary artifacts in catacomb settings secured in modern displays - first & foremost, so that they stay there. Displays tend to be clustered in accessible areas so that you & I can see them. All catalogued in @EdbUniba. #EpigraphyTuesday
examples I've shared are older, grimier versions of many epitaphs on marble, which have since been cleaned & documented in better lighting than a flashlight beam. Virtually all found in disturbed context, making it necessary to remount them, often thematically #EpigraphyTuesday
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@CatacombSociety It's starting - will stay on as long as I can before teaching classes this p.m. @Ist_Svizzero #sharingcatacombs
@CatacombSociety @Ist_Svizzero PhD candidate Caroline Bridel speaks about work on iconography and expression of identity at the grave. She defines "sharing" in space (proximity) and sharing of tomb, legally possible for all in #Rome, just law of propriety in terms of possession.
@CatacombSociety @Ist_Svizzero Bridel moves into topic of shared tomb design, architecture and objects, decorations (although we don't in fact know if the original developers of the "pagan" hypogeum at Vigna Randanini were in fact pagan - @archeoappia!).
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Starting a thread of things that seem interesting in the Vatican's just-released text of #PopeFrancis' reorganization of the curia. (Text only in Italian for now).

Para 9: Francis wants to "move toward the intent of giving value to the potential" of bishops' conferences.
Para 10: "The pope, the bishops and the other ordained ministers are not the only evangelizers in the church."

"In the updating of the church, one cannot not take into account ... the involvement of laymen and laywomen, even in roles of governance and responsibility."
^Interesting on this point is they use Italian form specifying both lay men and women (laiche e laici)
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As we had anticipated, the #Vatican released a statement just now, defending the work carried out by the now former Papal representative in #Nicaragua, calling his forced exit from the country "incomprehensible."…
"The Holy See has received with surprise and sorrow the communication that the Government of Nicaragua has decided to withdraw to
Sommertag, Apostolic Nuncio in Managua since 2018, imposing on him to leave the Country immediately after notifying him of this measure.
Such a disposition is incomprehensible since Mons. Sommertag has worked tirelessly for the good of the Church and the Nicaraguan people, especially for the most vulnerable, always seeking to favor good relations between the Apostolic See and the Authorities of Nicaragua...
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#Vatican 3e jour du #SymposiumSacerdoce à #Rome, à suivre en direct sur youtube 👇
Bernanos 🙏 Image
C'est bien les espagnols quand ils parlent lentement, et sans notes, ça change (bon, c'est archi-classique comme intervention) Image
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L'Église catholique se déchire sur l'attitude à avoir et l'interprétation à donner à la #COVID19
▪️d'un côté,le pape François tient le discours "mainstream" et a même fait du Vatican l'un des rares États où la vaccination est obligatoire.…
▪️de l'autre côté, le cardinal allemand Mueller accuse «l'élite financière» – citant Soros, Gates et Schwab –, et «les gens qui sont assis sur le trône de leur richesse», d'instrumentaliser la crise du #Covid_19 pour instaurer un «contrôle total» des populations.
⚠️ Le cardinal Mueller n'est pas le premier «Prince de l'Église» à développer cette analyse, ardemment dénoncée comme «complotiste» par les médias qui sont justement détenus par des «gens qui sont assis sur le trône de leur richesse».
Un autre cardinal, Vigano, l'a dit aussi.
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1/#Israel Nuclear-attack to #Iran is its long wish/plan. Stupidity to believe that“Biden/Pelosi” visit to #Vatican/#Pope is to justify the most heinous brutality/#Abortion& cia meeting with its terrorist #Taliban is to share counterterrorism plans!
@EmmanuelMacron @EU_Commission ImageImageImageImage
2/Israel is insidiously going to shape not only a new #MiddleEast,but the world, based on its HOLLOW historical dream”global #Zionist-kingdom“at the cost of people lives.
So far, Zionists’ policy to destroy the powerful states of the region has successfully progressed by
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3/proxy-wars through“ignorant-leaders/#Iraq & cia-terrorists ISIS/#Syria”. Regarding other countries, No concern about #Persian_Gulf states,but #Egypt #Turkey& #Iran are major-obstacle to achieving the Zionist dream& #War is the only solution!
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The European Court of Human Rights Rejects Child Sex Abuse Case Against Catholic priests who sought to hold the Vatican responsible, saying the Holy See benefited from legal immunity granted to sovereign states.+
#SexualAbuseinChurch #Vatican
The ECHR ruling found that 24 alleged French, Belgian and Dutch victims could not demand prosecution against the Vatican and compensation for what they deemed a "policy of silence" on the issue of sexual abuse.+
The claimants, who originally filed their case in Belgium but saw it rejected in first instance and on appeal, said their right to access to a court had been denied.
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At #Vatican press conference on COVID-vaccine ethics & hesitancy, I asked about abortion-tainted vaccines, conscientious objection, vaccine deaths & whether children should receive vaccines whose long-term effects are unknown. See thread for question & answers @remnantnews (1/5)
Archbishop Paglia responds, saying the Dec. 2020 note by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of using some covid-19 vaccines answers the question of abortion-tainted vaccines & there’s no more to say. (English translation in next tweet) @PagliaAbp (2/5)
See transcript & English translation of Archbishop Paglia’s comments below. 3/5
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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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#CeJourLa #27Mai. Il y a 115 ans, à #Rome, béatification des Carmélites de Compiègne, guillotinées en juillet 1794. Moment d'intense émotion au #Vatican, qqs mois après le vote de la loi de Séparation des Eglises et de l'Etat puis sa condamnation (#encyclique Vehementer Nos). 1/7
2. Le #25mai, les pèlerins français sont reçus en audience par Pie X. Le correspondant de l'Univers (l'abbé Tiberghien?) rapporte que l'émotion contraint le pape, marqué par la Séparation, à interrompre un moment son allocution (28 mai 1906). #catholicisme #Vatican #Histoire
3. L'allocution de Pie X aux pèlerins français, le #25mai 1906, in extenso, dans le numéro de l'Univers du 30 mai 1906, sur @GallicaBnF 👇 #Histoire #catholicisme #Vatican
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