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Posts Tagged ‘Roman Catholic Church’

July 16th, 2017 - 1:11 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Marrying Women to a Deity

3 women pledge lifelong virginity and become ‘brides of Christ’ (AP) Laurie Malashanko of Plymouth, Karen Ervin of Northville and Theresa Jordan of Dearborn Heights are now, in the words of Catholic canon law, “mystically betrothed to Christ.” Unlike nuns, they are not part of a religious o[...]

April 17th, 2017 - 1:13 am § in Buchenwald, Hypocrisy, Jews, Religion

Papal Antisemitism

Pope Francis has been offering increasingly frequent and bitter denunciations of Catholics who oppose his push to give communion to the divorced and remarried. Sadly, the Pope has portrayed the rigid clergy—as Pharisees who “sit in the chair of Moses and judge.” This is a horror rooted in th[...]

October 23rd, 2016 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.


Jesus may have cleansed the temple but he cannot clean the mess of Christianity in Nigeria. Chinazor Onianwah  So in 1990, I had this inspiration to study theology and become a minister. Luckily I was ordained and hired at a growing congregation. This was right in the prime of Afrocentrism. But wha[...]

October 12th, 2016 - 9:46 am § in Misc.

Roman Catholicism Needs Reform

GAYS AND CATHOLICISM: POPE’S WORDS OPEN DOOR TO CONFUSIONPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – An ideological tug of war over the firing of a Rhode Island church music director for marrying his same-sex partner illustrates the confusion that permeates some U.S. Roman Catholic parishes over Pope Franci[...]

October 3rd, 2016 - 1:30 am § in Misc., Repugnants

Francis Jacobson on Trump and The Catholic Media

Yes, most Catholics are opposed to Mr. Trump, and the “support” the conservative Catholic media gives him is based only on the abortion issue. Here is why I say that calling them racists is counter-productive. A Trump supporter will merely take those words and twist them into some sort o[...]

September 11th, 2016 - 1:17 am § in Misc.


The revelation today about Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia made me wonder, given all he has been through, would death during a campaign agsinst the anti Christ, make her eligible to be a saint? Mother Theresa is the newest example of the Papacy’s claim to deify humans. I say “deify[...]

March 27th, 2016 - 9:01 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Easter: Why Jesus Died

Resa Aslan on the Death of Jesus The Message That Led to His Conviction[...]

January 31st, 2016 - 1:55 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Pope Francis’ Philo-judaism Has Ancient Limits

 The Catholic Church CANNOT recognize Israel as a Jewish State. ‎Hadar Israel‎  הדר ישראל posted on FACEBOOK “Doing so would contradict the FOUNDATIONS of Xtian, and in particular Catholic, theology, by recognizing that Go-d’s Covenant with the People of Israel was never [...]

December 20th, 2015 - 1:10 am § in Jews, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Vatican tells Catholics not to attempt to convert Jews

Catholics should no longer evangelize  Jews.  How Jews can be saved while not believing in Christ “remains an unfathomable mystery in the salvific plan of God.” Pope Francis’s Vatican has issues a a major new document that draws the church further away from the strained relations of t[...]

May 17th, 2015 - 1:06 am § in Misc., Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Hypocrisy: Raul Castro praises Pope Francis while the Pope Sanctifies Junipero Serra

After leaving the Vatican, Raul Castro gushed with praise for Francis. At the same time the Pope sanctified Junipero Serra, a man regarded like Castro as a ideologue willing to sacrifice other people’s lives for his beliefs. The pontiff  “is a Jesuit, and I, in some way, am too, .. (I [...]