Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thinking



I've had a lot on my mind, and stuff like that...
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I've been busy with my painting a day thing, but probably shouldn't post the finished pieces just now. I don't think some of my work appeals to many people, some of my subject matter is difficult to understand. If I ever decide to open up an online shop - people may not want to buy from a painter whose portfolio includes work outside conventional subjects. Kinda, sorta like how the Bush Administration refused to honor J.K. Rowling with the Medal of Freedom. (Story here.) Reports are they did not want to encourage witchcraft. Which begs the question... for me anyway...
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Question: So, if witchcraft is so bad and of the devil and all of that - and yes I believe it is - who is behind the Medjugorje industry? And why have select Catholic priests and bishops and famous Mariologists encouraged the cult associated with it, or at least dismissed it saying stuff like, "If it is the source of conversions and devotion, what harm is there in that?" If it is a deception, isn't it the same mean ol' devil behind witchcraft that is behind Medj? (I'm not really asking for an answer to that. The Bishop of Mostar has issued directives forbidding the promulgation of cult surrounding Medjugorje - read here.)
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BTW - I began a new painting today, so the daily painting thing will not produce a finished result every day - it will be work in process. I'm doing St. Roch, the pilgrim. I hope it turns out well. I was going to do a painting of a former archbishop of Milwaukee and some of his friends, but I felt it was too negative. Which reminds me...
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Relational mysteries...
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Did you see that story on California Catholic Daily about "queering the rosary"? I get really miffed about that kind of stuff - blasphemy. I busted a couple of people before for making offensive remarks in my comment box about the Blessed Virgin. I do not tolerate that. Bad bishops and priests and vicious queers and blasphemy really make me angry.
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The so called "relational mysteries" were invented to cast a false spirituality upon relational situations associated with LGBT lifestyle. They are also used as a sort of protest against Roman Catholic teaching regarding faith and morals, etc. The following is from the CCD article:
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"The September 13 web bulletin of Berkeley’s Newman Hall - Holy Spirit Parish announces: “Praying the Rosary in solidarity with LGBT Catholics. Join us Sept. 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the lounge as we explore the Relational Mysteries: Fidelity—Ruth's pledge to Naomi (Ruth 1:16-18); Grief—The parting of David and Jonathan (I Sam 20:35-42); Intercession—Esther intercedes for her people (Est 4:9-5:2); Restoration—the raising of Lazarus (John 11:38-44); and Discipleship—the two encounter Christ on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). The group will be co-facilitated by Mike Campos and Eugene McMullan, Ph.D. students at the Graduate Theological Union.”
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One may ask just how these biblical events fit in to the homoactivist agenda. The process is defined as “eisegesis” (the interpretation of a text by reading into it one's own ideas) as opposed to “exegesis,” and it seems to be an ecumenical practice among religious homosexual activists. For example, the relationship between Ruth and Naomi will be interpreted as a lesbian one. The relationship between Saul, David, and Jonathon was interpreted by Episcopal Reverend John Kirkley, one of the nominees to be the next Episcopal suffragan bishop of Los Angeles, as a “Biblical Love Triangle.” The raising of Lazarus was the subject of a homily at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer by Fr. Donal Godfrey, the executive director of University Ministry at USF. He titled his homily “The Call to Come Out.” - Queering the rosary
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Making up religion and liturgical rites... Homosexuals are good at theater.
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Even when it comes to hiding their agenda in the Church. But thank God under Pope Benedict XVI, the Church is speaking out on all the issues secular culture is trying to destroy Her with.
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"The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church in the US and abroad was a matter of homosexuals preying on adolescent boys, not one of pedophilia, said the Vatican's representative at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. It is "more correct," said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, to speak of ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males, than pedophilia, in relation to the scandals.
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Of all priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90 per cent belong to this sexual orientation minority which is sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 and 17," said Tomasi. His statement is backed up by a report commissioned by the US bishops that found that in the overwhelming majority of cases the clergy involved were homosexuals, with 81 percent of victims being adolescent males.
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Tomasi also responded to criticisms, saying that while the Catholic Church has been "busy cleaning its own house, it would be good if other institutions and authorities, where the major part of abuses are reported, could do the same and inform the media about it." According to information from various sources, the problem of sexual abuse of minors in religious organizations is widespread among Protestant churches and Jewish communities." - Source
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I've said that all along. Shout it from the housetops.


10 comments:

  1. "The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church in the US and abroad was a matter of homosexuals preying on adolescent boys, not one of pedophilia, said the Vatican's representative at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. It is "more correct," said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, to speak of ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males, than pedophilia, in relation to the scandals."

    That is the Inconvenient Truth...

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  2. Bad formation and seminaries that have a different agenda may lead to priests who don't know the difference between Catholic prayers to the saints for their intercession and witchcraft's belief that people may, through spells, control or influence events.

    It bothers me that a series of priests ignored the Bishop's order.

    Yuck. I had no idea the revisionist rosary people were out there. I'm going to stick with the approved version.

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  3. Oh - and that Desecrational Rosary thing has me very upset. If I were in a temple, I'd be turning over moneychangers' tables. I have a post about this coming out tomorrow morning.

    Did I mention that I'm upset. Mother of Sorrows, ora pro nobis!

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  4. Hi Terry -

    I don't know if I posted this here before, so pardon if I'm repeating myself...

    Within the past ten years, in a ten-mile radius, four men have been arrested for such abuses. One, a Catholic priest. Then a Boy Scout leader (married, but I don't know if he has kids), Then, a public school superintendent, married with five children, and lastly a first grade teacher in a Christian reform school...

    The priest and the superintendent got the most publicity, especially the priest -

    The other two...not so much.

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  5. All I can say is shout it from the housetops and your blogs.

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  6. Ah yes, shout it. Because the din isn't loud and intolerable enough as it is.

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  7. Actually, you might want to think twice before you start shouting things from the rooftops.

    First, what qualifications does the “Vatican's representative at the UN” have when it comes to studying (and thus speaking about) the clergy sex abuse scandal? His statement doesn’t jive with the findings of Louise Haggett or Richard Sipe. And as I’m sure you’re aware, Sipe is probably the leading expert in the studying of clergy abuse.

    Following are some excerpts from Louise Haggett’s article, “Clergy Sexual Abuse, Mandatory Celibacy, and Homosexual Priests.”

    Writes Haggett:

    ”Nowhere in the John Jay College Report is it indicated that homosexuality is a factor. Conclusions drawn about homosexuality were merely commentary by clergy panel members on EWTN the day the report was made public. There is no basis for the argument that homosexual priests were responsible for the majority of the abuse, and there are too many arguments against it.

    “. . . The vast majority of male adolescent victims were altar servers when they encountered their priest perpetrators (Haggett 2005). Until the late 1980s, all altar servers were male. In his first clergy abuse presentation to some 300 priests at the National Federation of Priest Council, Fr. Canice Connors, head of St. Luke’s Treatment Center, told the priest audience that sexual abuse addiction was due to ‘immaturity being encouraged in seminaries. Seminarians are told to not look into a woman’s eyes – beware of [the] feminine. The feeling then becomes one of ‘if girls are off limits, maybe boys are OK’ (Connors, 1993).

    ”The John Jay College Study reports the highest percentage of clergy abuse incidents occurred in 1970. 63% of the victims who responded to the Bingo study had been abused prior to 1970, a period in which Sipe concluded that only 30% of the priesthood had a homosexual orientation. I would therefore argue that homosexuality was not a factor in clergy sexual abuse in the 60s, 70s or part of the 80s, and John Jay College indications were that the abuse slowed down beginning in the 80s when the homosexual factor may have been getting stronger.

    “. . . The John Jay College Study excluded all victims above 18 years of age. 36.6% of the Bingo Report female victims were over 20 years old. Only 1.8% were adult males. Had adult women been included in the John Jay College study, a different demographic pattern would have resulted.

    “. . . Finally, according to Richard Sipe, ‘there is not one scientific investigation that justifies a conclusion that there is a connection between orientation and sexual abuse of minors.’

    “Sipe also says that: ‘The Vatican’s focus on homosexual orientation is a smoke screen to cover the pervasive and greater danger of exposing the sexual behavior of clerics in general.’”

    Peace,

    Michael

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  8. I was upset enough they added the "luminous(?) mysteries." Some people can't leave well enough alone.

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  9. michael r.1:52 PM

    "Kinda, sorta like how the Bush Administration refused to honor J.K. Rowling with the Medal of Freedom. .... Reports are they did not want to encourage witchcraft."

    Yeah, "Magog" of the secret Skull & Bones club didn't want to encourage witchcraft....

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  10. aurora11:51 AM

    Take a look at the agendas of Arne Duncan and
    Kevin Jennings in Washington DC. Jennings is
    the national safe school czar. See what he thinks
    about God and adult-child sex.
    Sleepers awake!

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