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War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
ROME – Despite widespread perceptions of animosity between Pope Francis and American Cardinal Raymond Burke, seen as the leader of the pope’s conservative opposition, the pontiff has declared in a new interview that “I do not see Cardinal Burke as an enemy.”
Francis also denied that the recent decision to send him to Guam to lead a canonical trial of an archbishop accused of sexually abusing minors was any kind of exile.
“Cardinal Burke was [in Guam] because of some terrible incidents there. For that I’m very grateful to him, he’s an excellent lawyer, but I believe the assignment is almost completed,” the pope said.
PROPOSED 28th AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION
“A well regulated State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of the people to keep and bear a limited number of non-automatic Arms for sport and hunting, with respect to the primary right of all people to be free from gun violence, this shall not be infringed.”
I, Michael Moore, along with all who support an end to this epidemic of gun violence, propose a new Amendment to our Constitution that repeals the ancient and outdated 2nd Amendment
(which was written before bullets and revolvers were even invented),
and replaces it with a new 28th Amendment that guarantees States can have State militias (a.k.a. State National Guards which are made up of citizen-soldiers who are called upon in times of natural disasters or other State emergencies),
allows individuals to use guns for sport and gathering food, and guarantees everyone the right to be free of, and protected from, gun violence (i.e., the public’s safety comes ahead of an individual’s right to own and fire a gun).
Mike and Cindy tell everyone their small arsenal of guns – are to protect their home. While they can’t quote the Second Amenedment – they are card carrying NRA members – who stand behind The Secondn Amendment.
***. From 2020 to 2026, the block grant would total less money than would be provided under the Affordable Care Act.
***. The block grant funds would be skewed in favor of states that failed to take the Medicaid expansion (i.e., “red” states), while making other states even bigger losers.
***. After 2026, the Block Grant would end altogether — turning the bill into pure repeal, with no replace from that point forward.
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The L. C. W. R. report also described the conditions contributing to the alienation of women from church and society and their consequent need of reconciliation with both groups. Let me outline briefly some of the alienating factors described in the report:
1. Patriarchy has been a prime concept for the perception and organization of reality. Patriarchy as a worldview of its very nature assumes the alienation of women. It places the male in the center of reality and makes the masculine normative.
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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, Hudson and Union Counties in northern New Jersey, the archdiocese has pockets of great wealth and poverty, and an array of immigrants so diverse that Mass each Sunday is celebrated in 20 languages. About 30 percent of the parishioners are Hispanic.
It is also a community in need of healing. In July, citing the failure of the archdiocese to effectively remove priests accused of sexual abuse from contact with children, the editorial board of The Star-Ledger of Newark called the departure of Archbishop Myers a “true blessing.”
Tobin’s fans are legion. He is well-loved and respected.
Who is he?
- Joseph W. Tobin
Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R. is an American Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church. On November 7, 2016, Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey. Wikipedia
Born: May 3, 1952 (age 64), Detroit, MI
Archdiocese: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Predecessor: Daniel M. Buechlein
Ordination: June 1, 1978
Consecration: October 9, 2010
Created cardinal: November 19, 2016
Appointed: October 18, 2012
We are six girls who grew up together…
We attended the same college- lived in the same dorms and have remained close friends for over 20 years.
We exchange birthday gifts, Christmas cards, floods of emails
and celebrate ourselves at an annual “retreat” at Yosemite.
on Nov 19, 2016 including 13 electors from 11 countries.
Three of the electors are from the United States:
“Sal the Ultra Conservative” – not really Opus Dei – came to San Francisco and the city quaked.*
His reputation preceded him. The DUI in San Diego did nothing to enhance his image.
He made mistakes and stepped on more toes than a tap dancer on ice skates: Train Wreck.
His buddy over at Star of the Sea was equally alienating and not welcomed by the parish. After too many debacles – egregious errors He was asked to leave.
Sal and House of Cardinal Burke are great friends.
They are calling Catholic San Francisco Foggy Bottoms…and worse.
After word started to spread in early 2015 that Cordileone planned to impose “morality clauses” on teachers, critics, including parents and students, formed an opposition group called #TeachAcceptance.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board and columnists have repeatedly castigated his position and hundreds turned out at rallies to condemn his actions. Despite that revolt against his leadership, Cordileone is undaunted in his push to recalibrate what Catholic education should be – or about giving his perceptions of what it means to be Catholic in a city that is known for its welcoming tolerance of just about any lifestyle other than overt conservatism….”