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Roosh

Cardinal
I hate to start this thread on a negative story but feel free to use this thread to share Catholic doctrine, ideas, videos, etc.

CATHOLIC BISHOP OPENLY SUPPORTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

The Diocese of Basel is one of the largest Catholic dioceses in Switzerland, and according to the Catholic news site Church Militant, its bishop, director of communications, and one of its prominent deacons have all issued support or approval of same-sex “marriages.”

This was revealed, when Hansruedi Huber, the director of communications for the diocese reportedly expressed support on the part of the diocese for proposed regulations that would legalize so-called same-sex “marriage.” The issue is being framed as being for the good of children raised by homosexuals.

The site Church Militant quotes him as saying:

“We welcome the proposed regulations that give homosexual partnerships a stable and reliable legal coverage. It is important to us that children who grow up in same-sex partnerships receive a legal framework that serves the best interests of the child."

http://orthochristian.com/123875.html

I imagine the best interests of the child is not to be adopted by homosexuals in the first place.
 

Col. Tigh

Woodpecker
Baptized into the Catholic church as an infant and raising my children in it, despite the fact that it is an open secret nearly all priests are gay men. I never leave my children alone with a priest; most activities such as CCD are led by moms and nuns. There is a powerful gay cabal of priests and bishops, who apparently forced out the previous pope.

I do believe in the apostolic succession and the ultimate validity of the Church (together with the other apostolic faiths, such as Orthodoxy), so protestantism is not an option.

What I hope for is a complete cleansing of the church. Very unlikely to happen any time soon, but who knows.
 

Col. Tigh

Woodpecker
Budoslavic is correct. CCD is the after-school education program for children; in my decent-sized parish in Northern Virginia, there are at least a hundred kids in it. The classes teach church doctrine, some bible study, and prepare the kids for first communion, confirmation, and confession/reconciliation (they are required to complete CCD before receiving these sacraments).

I personally am a “nominal Catholic” in that I was baptized, and do attend Mass, but never attended CCD or RCIA (the adult classes, for converts and “nominal Catholics” like me), and so do not participate in those sacraments.
 

redbeard

Hummingbird
Moderator
I’m currently going through RCIA and highly recommend it to anyone curious about Catholicism. Of course it varies by parish, but you can usually go to introductory sessions to check it out before signing up.
 

monsquid

Kingfisher
https://beta.washingtonpost.com/inv...69fe48-ce87-11e9-9031-519885a08a86_story.html

A penthouse, limousines and private jets: Inside the globe-trotting life of Bishop Michael Bransfield

It was billed as a holy journey, a pilgrimage with West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield to “pray, sing and worship” at the National Shrine in Washington. Catholics from remote areas of one of the nation’s poorest states paid up to $190 for hotel rooms and overnight bus rides to the nation’s capital.

Unknown to the worshipers, Bransfield traveled another way. He hired a private jet and, after a 33-minute flight, took a limousine from the airport. The church picked up his $6,769 travel bill.

That trip in September 2017 was emblematic of the secret history of Bransfield’s lavish travel. He spent millions of dollars from his diocese on trips in the United States and abroad, records show, while many of his parishioners struggled to find work, feed their families and educate their children.

Pope Francis has said bishops should live modestly. During his 13 years as the leader of ­the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Bransfield took nearly 150 trips on private jets and some 200 limousine rides, a Washington Post investigation found. He stayed at exclusive hotels in Washington, Rome, Paris, London and the Caribbean.

Catholic church has nothing to do with faith, worship, and man's relationship with God. It is just another corporation that gets tax benefits and protects the interests of its top echelon. Its global network allows itself to have a parallel institution outside the control of governments and law enforcement. The powerful diocese can negotiate deals behind the scene to sweep gross financial and sexual abuse under the rug.

Worst of all its entire system of faith is predicated on guilt and remorse. Guilt is indeed a powerful emotion to manipulate people, especially the poor masses.
 

Easy_C

Crow
Here's some recent news on the opposite note: https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michae...ague-wants-control-our-souls-hearts-and-minds

Archbishop of Krakow: Gay 'Rainbow Plague' Wants to 'Control Our Souls, Hearts and Minds'

In Krakow, Poland on Aug. 1, the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, the Archsbishop of Krakow delivered a sermon during Mass in which he said Poland is no longer tormented by the "red plague" of Soviet communism, but is infected by a "rainbow" plague, homosexuality, which denies human dignity and seeks to control "our souls, hearts, and minds."

"A red plague is not gripping our land anymore, which does not mean that there is not a new one that wants to control our souls, hearts and minds,” said Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski, as reported by Reuters.

"Not Marxist, Bolshevik, but born of the same spirit, neo-Marxist," he said. "Not red, but rainbow."
 

911

Peacock
Gold Member
E. Michael Jones has had a positive influence on the Catholic Church in Poland, its greatest stronghold in E. Europe. He spoke in person to the clergy leadership in Krakow and his works have been translated in Polish.

Poland of course has had a long history of deep cultural strife, having had the largest and most powerful Jewish population from the Renaissance on. This cultural strife of course took on another more virulent form in the 29th century when Jewish domination morphed into Bolshevism.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/cOI0cVs6rm0/

Excerpt from a presentation Jones made in Poland, where he explained how societies are degraded and controlled through the rainbow plague described by Archbishop Jedraszewski above:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/INfHqiiU0kQg/

Logos is rising in the East. It will rise in the West too.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
Nobody can be bothered to chart the abuses by various elders in other Christian denominations simply because they are statistically socially irrelevant.

What corruption and avarice is committed by the government of Malta?
The answer is nobody cares because Malta is tiny and insignificant.

So if a one-church denomination finds out their priest is a homo nobody jumps up and says "OMG 100 percent of the priests in denomination X are gay!!!"

God works through those who seek out his salvation. The question is then what does the typical Catholic believe? How do they behave? Are majority Catholic nations closer to the devil or further away than non-Catholic majority nations?

Eastern Orthodox seem to have the edge there but unless you live in those places then you're better off joining the local team.

Many Christian denominations weren't here a century or two ago and won't be around in a century or two more. satan marshals his forces where they can do meaningful damage.
 

Kish

Pelican
Gold Member
What constitutes a practicing Catholic:

1. Attend mass every Sunday AND on days of obligation.
2. Confession once a year
3. Receive communion once during Easter
4. Observe days of fasting
5. Support material needs of the church according to your ability
 

Roosh

Cardinal
monsquid said:
https://beta.washingtonpost.com/inv...69fe48-ce87-11e9-9031-519885a08a86_story.html

A penthouse, limousines and private jets: Inside the globe-trotting life of Bishop Michael Bransfield

It was billed as a holy journey, a pilgrimage with West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield to “pray, sing and worship” at the National Shrine in Washington. Catholics from remote areas of one of the nation’s poorest states paid up to $190 for hotel rooms and overnight bus rides to the nation’s capital.

Unknown to the worshipers, Bransfield traveled another way. He hired a private jet and, after a 33-minute flight, took a limousine from the airport. The church picked up his $6,769 travel bill.

That trip in September 2017 was emblematic of the secret history of Bransfield’s lavish travel. He spent millions of dollars from his diocese on trips in the United States and abroad, records show, while many of his parishioners struggled to find work, feed their families and educate their children.

Pope Francis has said bishops should live modestly. During his 13 years as the leader of ­the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Bransfield took nearly 150 trips on private jets and some 200 limousine rides, a Washington Post investigation found. He stayed at exclusive hotels in Washington, Rome, Paris, London and the Caribbean.

Catholic church has nothing to do with faith, worship, and man's relationship with God. It is just another corporation that gets tax benefits and protects the interests of its top echelon. Its global network allows itself to have a parallel institution outside the control of governments and law enforcement. The powerful diocese can negotiate deals behind the scene to sweep gross financial and sexual abuse under the rug.

Worst of all its entire system of faith is predicated on guilt and remorse. Guilt is indeed a powerful emotion to manipulate people, especially the poor masses.

This isn't a Catholic hate thread. Tone it down for future posts.
 

Mage

 
I was raised as a Catholic from birth and have participated in many Catholic activities, and organizations.

Not a Catholic by faith anymore, but I still have many Catholic people in my life and participate in some events.

I know the practical life of Catholicism inside and out.


Kish said:
What constitutes a practicing Catholic:

1. Attend mass every Sunday AND on days of obligation.
2. Confession once a year
3. Receive communion once during Easter
4. Observe days of fasting
5. Support material needs of the church according to your ability


This is not accurate.

A Catholic is asked to make Confession and receive communion at least twice per year - around Christmas and Easter, that is. But this is the very low bar.

A real Catholic who takes his faith seriously will make confession monthly and receive communion every Sunday at mass, plus the biggest Catholic fiests that happen to fall outside Sunday like Day of Ascension of Virgin Mary, day of proclamation to Virgin Mary, Ash Friday and some others.

For instance if you are looking for a Catholic wife and she is one that goes to confession only once a year - she is only nominally Catholic. Do not marry her!

You want a real believer that is living the spiritual life Catholic Church provides.


A real practicing Catholic (woman):

- Goes to Church every Sunday and receives communion every Sunday because she has been to Confession recently. Recently meaning she attends Confession once every four weeks.

- Goes to Church also at workdays if a day of important celebration falls in that day.

- Reads Catholic books.

- Has Catholic friends.

- Is part of a Catholic sub-organization for lay people, like Chemain Neuf, Caritas, Emmanuel, Carmelite Ecclesiastic movement or at least and active member of her Parish life and participates in activities other then mass.
 
What do you guys think about the series "The Young Pope"? I really liked the first season, but when I watched it, my interest in religion was just reemerging. I am sure things get subverted in many different ways but imagining a Pope like him is a dream for me (at least it seems like that on the surface).

They will release a new season called "The New Pope." I link a teaser below. At 1:22 the title reads "The Jew Pope" as some of the commenters on yt noted.

I look forward to watching it. My opinion was that it was a fun and exciting take on belief and the Catholic Church, but in recent months I got more careful with the type of media I consume.
 

Easy_C

Crow


Worth watching the whole thing.


The lady goes in-depth into exactly what the church is dealing with.


TLDR takeaway for anyone who can't be assed to watch the video (which you really should).


McKarrick, the Archbishop who covered up the sex abuse scandal, was a major figure in the deep state and was hanging out with numerous deep state power players as well as conducting diplomacy for Obama and helping to provide Obama political cover.
 
The Catholic Church is the most powerful, most insidious conspiracy in the modern world today. At one point [[[they]]] controlled all of Europe with corruption and greed unparalleled in history. [[[They]]] have their tentacles everywhere. Priest abuse of children is just one tiny hint of what's really going on. They used to be more conservative and now just being shown as part of the globohomo communist agenda.

My ancestors, the English and Scandinavians, were the first to throw off the yolk of Cathlocism and point out it's descent into sin. Here in the USA Cathlocism has always been frowned upon by the Prostestant majority. Many nations, like Australia and Bolivia, are still trapped in bondage.

Most Catholics nonetheless are great people who love God.
 

Easy_C

Crow
Protestantism?

Protestantism has zero chance of ever resisting subversion because the fully embrace the concept of moral law being subjective to one's own interpretation. Once one accepts that you have no authority to tell others that their behavior is wrong or to limit that destructive behavior. It was the Catholics, not the Protestants who enforced moral codes and kept Hollywood's corruption of the culture stalled for decades.

Catholicism has been corrupted and restored previously. Whatever happened did so with Vatican 2.
 
You can still find a few strong traditional Catholic priests at least in Europe.

If there is none around - daily prayer at home works as well.

I personally had many good experiences with Catholic priests growing up with it. I had no issue with them - most were strong masculine sane men, but in Europe almost 50% of them are Polish - they export them everywhere else.

But obviously the church is deeply infiltrated up to the highest degree now.
 
I’m with Mage on this one. Confession and communion once per year hardly counts as practicing anything but apathy. I’m surprised Father Mike put that video out, I usually like his material but would have taken a very different angle on what constitutes a practicing Christian of any variety.
 

Kish

Pelican
Gold Member
MichaelWitcoff said:
I’m with Mage on this one. Confession and communion once per year hardly counts as practicing anything but apathy. I’m surprised Father Mike put that video out, I usually like his material but would have taken a very different angle on what constitutes a practicing Christian of any variety.

Shouldn't he know better than we do?
 
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