San Francisco’s Problem…Sal
When some American Catholics worry that the hierarchy is tilting toward the Republican Party, or taking the church back to the 19th century (or earlier), they often point to Cardinal Raymond Burke as Exhibit A.
“Archbishop Cordileone has been severely criticized by those who do not know or understand Catholic teaching and others who seek to directly or indirectly undermine it. Agree with the Church or not, but the archbishop’s job is to lead Catholics and…
View original post 84 more words
TOP Story 2017
Great News: FROM the New York Times Cardinal Tobin
…In short, he is just the kind of leader Pope Francis is elevating to realign the church in the United States with his priorities.
As the pope has made clear over the past three years, fancy lifestyles, formality and regal titles like Prince of the Church are out of style for cardinals. So is an emphasis on the divisive issues of abortion and same-sex marriage, even though the church’s underlying position on those issues has not changed.
Instead, in the pope’s view, the church should emphasize humility and service to the poor. It should be multicultural, welcoming different styles of worship. It should reach out to other faiths and stand up for immigrants, refugees and nuns….
In Newark, he said, his first job after his installation on Jan. 6 will be to listen. Encompassing Bergen, Essex…
View original post 164 more words
Everyone who gives is “Santa.”
This year, today, embrace Giving.
It’s the little things – the way we give to others that brings joy to the world.
Giving is free and fills us with joy.
• Give a smile or “Merry Christmas” to a stranger.
• Send a caring note to someone.
• Make a visit to a nursing home or hospital.
• Invite someone over for a meal or cup of tea.
• Make cookies for your neighbors.
• Offer to babysit for someone so they can take a nap or have a break.
• Share a meal with a single person or someone who doesn’t cook.
• Call someone who needs to know they are remembered.
• Give a ride to someone who cannot drive.
• Clean out Closets- give clothing you don’t wear to the homeless.
• Donate to a food bank. Help cook or serve at a local church or organization.
• Simply walk around your neighborhood and enjoy the lights.
• Silently bless each person who walks by.
• Say a prayer for everyone who needs one.
Be a happy guest.
Be a grateful receiver of gifts
All we give is a gift to ourselves.
You are a gift to your world.
… keep on giving.
“May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this festive season.
Merry Christmas to your family. ‘Tis the season to wish one another joy and love and peace.”
1. Say ‘Merry Christmas’ to everyone. Bah, humbug to the PC “Happy Holiday” malarkey. Go ahead, say Merry Christmas to the people on the bus, the doorman, the waitress, barista, the taxi driver the clerk, the bus driver, the people in the elevator and everyone! What goes around…
2. Wear red. It’s fun, it’s festive and red-quired. Come on, don your red apparel. Everyone should wear at least one red article of clothing. No Santa hats – unless you are under 18. Donate the old 75% off- Christmas sweater you got at Mervyns -20 years ago, to the less fortunate. Go, Red!
3. Memorize A Visit from St Nicholas by Clement C. Moore and recite it at the drop of a hat. (NOTE: Bring a hat wherever you go)
4. Add the quality of jollity and frivolity – laugh a little! see Will Ferrell in “ELF”
5. Reach Out and Contribute – One Warm Coat -in December – is collecting gently used coats, hats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, mittens. Drive Up – drop off.
Please see here– One Warm Coat
Call the Scrooges the Grinches, the Donders, and the Blitzens
and wish Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Cardinal Cupich eloquently speaks out re: misquoted Tv Interview
Cupich’s full statement here:
Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Misleading NBC Chicago Report
August 29, 2018
An NBC Chicago TV report that aired Monday night was edited in such a way that gave the false impression that Pope Francis and I consider the protection of children to be less important than other issues, such as the environment or immigration. Nothing could be further from the truth.
A review of the unedited footage of that interview shows that I was referring to the recent letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, not the terrible crime of clergy sexual abuse. I said that it was not appropriate, or even possible for Pope Francis to respond to the letter’s many undocumented allegations, and I endorsed his request that journalists determine their veracity.
I was then asked whether there should be an independent investigation of the Archbishop Theodore McCarrick case, and I endorsed the call of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, for a thorough investigation.
The edited report created the false impression that my comment that the pope should not “go down the rabbit hole” of the allegations in the Viganò letter was about sexual abuse. As the unedited footage shows, it was not.
As I wrote in my letter responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report: “Whatever words we may use to describe the anguish of reading about these heinous acts, they can never capture the reality of suffering endured by victims of sexual abuse, suffering compounded by the woeful responses of bishops who failed to protect the people they were ordained to serve. … We must resolve to face our failures and hold each other accountable. We must resolve to be clear-eyed about what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what remains to be done. We must resolve to live in the light of humility, of repentance, of honesty — the light of Christ. As your bishop, I pledge to continue holding firm to that resolve. And I ask for you to pray for all victims of abuse.”
… the Vatican decided Viganò had become too enmeshed in U.S. Culture Wars; especially re: Same-Sex Marriage
The evil AB arranged the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the former uppity Kentucky Clerk who refused to sign a marriage certificate for a same-sex couple, blindsiding the pope during his 2015 U.S. visit.
Vigano must go. Is he the Thrust behind Complicit Clergy?!
This is a Must READ
February 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The Los Angeles Archdiocese has settled what officials said is the last of its pending priest molestation lawsuits, bringing to a close a decade of wrenching abuse litigation that cost the Catholic Church more than $740 million.
The church reached the $13-million agreement with 17 victims last week, on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Feb. 14 over the alleged acts of Father Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera, a visiting cleric from Mexico who police believe molested more than two dozen boys over a mere nine months in 1987.
Eleven men, who were ages 7 to 12 when they were allegedly abused by the priest, were scheduled to appear in court to argue that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and his aides had allowed the priest to flee in the days before police were notified.
View original post 415 more words