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Cardinal Sins: Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Burke

“Cardinal Raymond Burke is a 66-year-old guy who lives in Rome,

dresses like Queen Elizabeth,

and talks like someone who majored in misogyny at some bogus,

backwoods, Bible-banging tent school.”

( Mike Barnicle 2015 )

 

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.

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Catholic Bishops Alt Right or just all right?

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Lobbying Expenditures: $26,662,111 

The USCCB for years has lobbied in Washington, D.C., to make the hierarchy’s ultra-conservative stands on reproductive rights, marriage, school vouchers and other public policies the law for all to follow.

This year, the USCCB escalated its efforts in the “culture war” arena, forming the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty.Led by Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, the committee seeks to:

  1. reduce Americans’ access to birth control,
  2. block efforts to expand marriage equality
  3. and ensure federal funding of church-affiliated social services, even if the services fail to meet government requirements.

The Alt Right Bishops have a $26 million Budget…and many opinions of their own…

How many Catholics will they offend and alienate?

American Catholics often disagree with the hierarchy’s stance on social issues, but the bishops’ clout in Washington, D.C., and the state legisla­tures is undeniable.

 

Spooky BLOG See Here

 

Wacky Woman Takes Quotes out of Context to debase famed Jesuit author Fr James Martin.

Another Very Spooky Site: Church Militant – shreds the truth and sheds darkness on reality.

 

The Washington Post Notes the Top 6 Points of the Pope’s Recent Document of Family Issues.

Road Trip: Mission Santa Clara at Santa Clara University

Visit Mission Santa Clara on the Santa Clara University campus

 

Historic Mission Santa Clara is a consecrated Roman Catholic church situated on the campus of Santa Clara University.

First established in 1777, the Franciscan Order handed the Mission over to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1851, who then started Santa Clara College, the first institution of higher education in California.  

The Mission has always stood at the center of the campus’ religious and spiritual life, and it continues to welcome Roman Catholic liturgy, spiritual observance, and other activities appropriate to the University’s purpose as a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning.  

Little Sisters of the Poor- leaders of Resistance rock the Rose Garden

He didn’t know what hit him…

 

Nuns on the Bus: Paul Ryan, stay after school!

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Heroine of the Month:

Sister  Simone Campbell

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to Janesville Wisconsin

See:

http://billmoyers.com/2012/06/20/video-the-nuns-visit-paul-ryans-office/

“Led by Sister Simone Campbell, the “Nuns on the Bus”

rejected the budget proposal of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,

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Ryan’s budget “rejects church teaching about solidarity, inequality, the choice for the poor, and the common good. That’s wrong,” said Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby. Nuns on the Bus claims that the Ryan budget would raise taxes on low-income families while cutting taxes for millionaires and corporations, push families into poverty, and kick 8 million people off of food stamps.”

Sister says: See and hear  the recent NPR show:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/19/150986066/sister-simone-campbell-vatican-reprimand-like-a-sock-in-the-stomach

The Red Hat Society in Rome…a reminder?

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Only  FIFTEEN Women

Sr Mary Luke Tobin was at Vatican Two

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Sister Mary Luke Tobin (May 16, 1908 – August 24, 2006) was an American Roman Catholic nun and one of only 15 women auditors invited to the Second Vatican Council, and the only American woman of the three women religious permitted to participate on the Council’s planning commissions.

One of 15 women – she commented:

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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Pope announces Newark Cardinal Tobin

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Great News: FROM the New York Times Cardinal Tobin

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…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….

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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.”

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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
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Mercy! Little old Ladies in Iowa – clueless or not?

They have 40 acres of prime SiliconValley Real Estate

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This cadre of women…sitting far, far away in little ol’ Iowa are ruling the roost in Northern California.

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The old women –  truly dedicated souls- did not sign  up to be Real Estate tycoons. They wanted to be nuns… To teach and be nurses.

Bam! All of sudden they have become responsible for a very  important school in California! They fired the Head of School who was way too progressive. Sports and Girls – indeed!

The Sisters of Iowa:   Do they pretend to know anything about California, Silicon Valley, single sex schools in Northern California?

They appear to be clueless about the sharp decline enrollments at one school. One huge reason 8th grade girls are not enrolling  is because there are no sports facilities. Smart young women who want to succeed in high school and then college know the high importance of a well rounded student…

 

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