Pope Francis Will Cause a Second Great Schism And Nothing Appears To Be Standing In His Way

Chastisement 2014

Catholics must learn to resist their popes — even Pope Francis Too many are becoming party apparatchiks By Michael Brendan Dougherty | May 6, 2014

ope Francis has a funny way of naming and shaming certain tendencies in the church, using insults that are inventive, apposite, and confounding. His ear is finely tuned for the way the Catholic faith can be distorted by ideology. And I’d like to imitate his example when I say this: Most Catholics are completely unprepared for a wicked pope. And they may not be prepared for Pope Francis either. They are more loyal to an imagined Catholic party than to the Catholic faith or the church.

Between Pentecost and the launch of Vatican.va, most Catholics did not have access to the day-to-day musings of their pope. The Roman pontiff’s theological speculations have been of almost no interest to Catholics throughout history, and never became so…

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U.S. “Chose to Stay Silent” on Muslim Persecution of Christians: November 2013 || Victor Davis Hanson | by Raymond Ibrahim | courtesy: Milinet, Mark A McDonald


The endemic rise of Christian persecution in the Middle East was noted in November when Pope Francis declared “We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians” and stressed the importance of “the universal right to lead a dignified life and freely practice one’s own faith” after he met with patriarchs from Syria, Iran, and Iraq, all countries where Christian minorities are under attack.

On the other hand, powers best placed to do something about the plight of Mideast Christians—namely, the U.S. Obama administration—made it clear that they would do nothing, even when well leveraged to do so.

In November, the wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for over a year for practicing Christianity, said she and her family were devastated after learning that the Obama administration did not try to secure the release of her husband as part of the newly signed deal on Iran’s nuclear program.

“The talks over Iran’s nuclear program were seen by his [Abedini’s] family and those representing them as one of the most promising avenues yet for securing his release,” said Fox News. “But the White House confirmed over the weekend that Abedini’s status was not on the table during those talks.”

“I don’t think we have any more leverage,” said Abedini’s wife. “We now have to consider other avenues and having other countries speak out because our country when we could have used our leverage chose to stay silent.”

The rest of November’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:

Read More Here: http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=7012

Great Read and loaded with informational facts.

Still Processing |By Vicki H. Moss


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Here on earth, the land of the temporarily alive, we’re all in the process of fighting off change as we age. In the life of the world to come, however, things will be very different.


Last week, I hid the silver. And no, I didn’t bury it in the backyard because the Yankees are coming.

I was in a hair salon undergoing hair color enhancement. Okay, in everyday vernacular, I was trying to become…let’s just say, less granny looking with a dye job. I know that information just lowered your blood pressure because you laughed a good ten minutes. Okay, perhaps you grinned only in the dark recesses of your mind.

And yes, I was only trying to cover up the silver because the hoary head part of me doesn’t yet want to look ancient. Many of us aren’t as lucky as some and tend to begin the graying process early—like fourteen. Finding a silver hair as a young teen was traumatizing. And it’s true that if one silver hair is plucked out, two will grow back to replace it, so later in life I made the executive decision to cover every last one of them before they took over the free world.

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