According to CrisisMagazine.com, “Conservative Catholics have been faring badly in the fight against militant secularism, so it’s understandable that they would be looking for allies to stand alongside them in the culture wars. Some Catholic intellectuals seem to think that Muslims are our natural allies in this struggle because they supposedly share similar values and because, like Catholics, they are opposed to adultery, pornography, and homosexual behavior. Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft, for example, has championed what he calls an ‘ecumenical jihad’ against secularism, while Catholics as diverse as Dinesh D'Souza, E. Michael Jones, and Timothy Cardinal Dolan have emphasized the common moral ground shared by Catholics and Muslims.”
Leave it up to a NY Cardinal, Timothy Dolan to be on the wrong side of the Christian-Muslim controversy by emphasizing the common moral ground shared by Catholics and Muslims. Does not Dolan know or understand the workings of Satan, the father of lies? Satan does not disseminate 100% lies, but mixes lies with up to 99% truth to make them more palatable, and what can be truer than that? Dolan speaks confidently and rapidly, and there has been mistrust placed on some who talk too fast, so it is possible to slip something in before it is fully noticed or not completely thought out.
NewsMax published a report by Bill Hoffmann, narrating how Pope Francis fueled dogma controversy with some remarkable statements.
“The Church should tolerate some Civil Unions… The Catholic Church could tolerate some types of civil unions as a way of protecting healthcare and property rights… Matrimony is between a man and a woman,” the pontiff told the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published Wednesday (March 5) and translated by the Catholic News Service. “But moves to regulate diverse situations of cohabitation [are] driven by the need to regulate economic aspects among persons, as for instance to assure medical care…. It is necessary to look at the diverse cases and evaluate them in their variety.” It is the first time a Pope has ever indicated even a minute acceptance of civil unions. In the interview, the Pope also said, “While the Church would not alter its stance against artificial birth control, Church teachings on the subject should be applied with ‘much mercy.’… The question is not whether to change the doctrine, but to go deeper and make sure that pastoral care takes account of situations and of what each person is able to do.” Francis said, “The subjects of birth control and divorce will be discussed at the Vatican in October during a Synod of Bishops… The synod will air the issues in the light of profound reflection.”
Satan Lucifer is alive and well, and uses diversity in the most devious ways, now apparently getting both Dolan and Francis to succumb to the deceitful serpent. If everything Lucifer Satan, master of human psychology, said were to be a lie, no one would believe it, but would ridicule him unmercifully. Dolan is not alone in his wrong assessment as the last three popes “wittingly” or not, gave Islam a high priority, sometimes greater than accorded to other-than-catholic Christian sects. But Pope Francis seems to open a hornets nest with every careless interview he gives, and high-ranking prestigious American Cardinal Dolan likewise speaks carelessly about traditional church dogma, and associations, possibly misleading even the faithful as has been warned about in the Bible.
Church leaders are mere humans and can make mistakes in matters other than faith and morals that apply to the entire church, which happens to be ONE CHURCH because Jesus said to Peter, “Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church.” NOTE the singular “MY Church.” If Jesus told Peter, “Get behind me, Satan,” can any other church leaders be immune from criticism?
If Pope Francis and Cardinal Dolan types cannot get Church theology right (think Constitution and Bill of Rights), Congress does not have a ghost of a chance to get things right, but can only effect changes from bad to worse.
NewsMax added “conspiracy” to the Francis controversies by reporting news and rumors that forced Pope Benedict to come out of voluntary retirement to deny that he was forced to retire.
“Benedict, in one of the few times he has broken his silence since stepping down nearly a year ago, has branded as ‘absurd’ fresh media speculation that he was forced to quit. Church law says a pope’s resignation is valid only if he takes the decision in full freedom and without pressure from others. ‘There is absolutely no doubt regarding the validity of my resignation from the Petrine ministry,’ Benedict, 86, who now has the title ‘pope emeritus,’ said in a letter to the Italian website Vatican Insider published on Wednesday (3/5/14). ‘The only condition for the validity of my resignation is the complete freedom of my decision. Speculation regarding its validity is simple absurd,’ he wrote in answer to a request by the website for comment on recent Italian media reports.
As in the case of U.S. politics, the answer, like who shot JFK, may never be known until all involved are long dead and gone, rendering the issue moot.
There are about 30,000 Christian denominations in the U.S. and more than 40,000 Worldwide, so why so great a separation from the ONE Church? Are they the personal church of different pastors and preachers for their own honor and glory instead of what rightfully belongs to Jesus alone? Preachers and pastors are mere instruments in the hands of the Savior, except for the omni-podium self-proclaimed savior and anointed one Barack Obama, but Jesus is the One and Only true Savior Anointed One for 2,000 years and still growing despite human failures.
Christianity is no longer united, as neither is the United States of America united nor is it Christian as Obama himself declared, "The U.S. is no longer a Christian nation.” That statement was offensive to most, but there may be truth as perhaps the statement can better be clarified by saying “The U.S. is no longer a ‘practicing’ Christian nation.” So the consummate serial liar Obama does have a “smidgen” of truth in him, if one only looks long, hard, and deep enough.
As to the “United” States, that can no longer be literally true as the U.S. is divided not only by region, but also by ideology, language, culture, education, religion, justice, inequality, Constitution, Bill of Rights, politics, Liberal, Conservative, Independent, Third Party, along with preemptive undeclared wars, social issues of abortion, homosexuality, gay marriage, immigration, privacy, minimum wage, tens of thousands of pages of restrictive laws and regulations, equality of opportunity, justice, and whatever else can be conjured.
Christians are not alone in acceptance of alternative life styles, as Walt Disney World threatened Boy Scouts of America to allow gay Scoutmasters by 2015 or lose Disney funding. Ditto Girl Scouts and their ubiquitous cookies and association with Planned Parenthood (PP) to introduce their young girls to the world of free and open sex with no consequences, as there is always PP to abort any consequences. Major landmark institutions are openly connected to Lucifer Satan, master of lies and deception. Add corporate America to the mix as major institutions and Über billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates seem to be in league with the Great Satan.
Islam is no more compatible with Christianity or democracy in that “Islam” means “Submit” under threat of death, but acceptance of Jesus and democracy are voluntary, threats and violence to convert not permitted. So how can popes and presidents reconcile their acceptance of Islam as a standard to reach for, though there is some agreement as to Islam and Christianity both opposing homosexual marriage and abortion? That poses an irreconcilable quandary for President Obama who claims to be Christian but acts Muslim, defying both ideologies as to abortion and homosexuality. According to Islam, Obama is a heretic, infidel, and apostate, marking him the Islam’s severest punishment. BUT, not to worry, Islam allows Muslims to lie if it benefits Islam one way or the other.
Perversion is defined as a type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal, particularly aberrant sexual practices especially when they are habitual. To what extent is the U.S. perverted, and if the answer is based upon acceptance of homosexual lifestyle, marriage and non-attendance at weekly religious services, the answer is over fifty percent, a clear majority for the underworld ruled by Lucifer Satan that dominates TV, movies, entertainment, porn, and education.
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