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  • What Argentina’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Guidelines Really Mean [can it be interpreted as a Kasper loss?]

    09/26/2016 7:02:01 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    National Catholi Register ^ | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    When Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) was released in April, it was already clear that an unusual moment in the life of the Church had been reached. The September disclosure of guidelines formulated by Argentinian bishops — and explicitly endorsed personally by the Holy Father himself in a very peculiar manner — has served to reinforce [this]. Pope Francis clearly wanted to change the Church’s practice on the admission of the divorced and civilly remarried to holy Communion, but could not get the synod of bishops to agree. It was an example of the Holy Spirit guiding the magisterium...
  • Los Gatos transgender woman speaks out on fight to compete in CrossFit competition

    03/16/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 | Mark Emmons
    <p>Just like countless other exercise fanatics, Chloie Jonsson wanted to test herself in a CrossFit strength competition. The increasingly popular fitness events culminate each summer with the crowning of the "Fittest Man and Woman on Earth."</p> <p>But Jonsson, who is a transgender woman, was told she would have to register as a man.</p>
  • (Rand) Paul: GOP Needs to ‘Look Like the Rest of America’ to Win Again (again)

    02/08/2014 5:30:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2014 - 9:29 am | Nicholas Ballasy
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said the Republican Party has to embrace a message of optimism and “look like the rest of America” to win again. “If we want to win again, if we want to be a bigger party, not only do we have to be a party that looks like the rest of America—black, white, brown, with tattoos, without tattoos, earrings, without earrings—we have to look like the rest of America but we also have to have a party that has the message of optimism,” said Paul in his keynote address at the American Principles Project gala on...
  • French Bishop Participates in Womens' Ordination

    10/07/2010 9:48:38 PM PDT · by 0beron · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/07/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: some of you will recall this Bishop from the time he tried to destroy a traditional parish in his diocese which resulted in the "Revolt of Thiberville". His unnatural taste for such destruction continues. This summer a French Bishop showed what it means , in contrast to the Society of St. Pius, to remain in "full communion" with the Pope.[] Bishop Christian Nourrichard (62) of Evreux has participated in the ordination of eleven men and 13 women to Anglican orders. This was reported by the French District Superior of the Society of Pius X, Father Regis de Cacqueray, on...
  • The Barney Basilica Attacks: Liberal Catholics in Minneapolis

    10/07/2010 5:01:49 AM PDT · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/07/2010 | Tancred
    When St. Paul was talking about a "light on the hill" this wasn't what he had in mind. Rather, it's the kind of edifice that says something very definitive in an ambiguous way about what the Priests of the Archdiocese have long said about the importance of "sexual orientation". Instead, they tell us that there are other issues that are more pressing, like their heavily subsidized "social justice" ministries.
  • A Freeper's Introduction to Rhetoric (Part 10, Fallacies of Amphiboly and Accent)

    01/04/2004 8:13:07 AM PST · by general_re · 5 replies · 3,165+ views
    Introduction to Logic | Irving M. Copi & Carl Cohen
    Amphiboly The fallacy of amphiboly occurs when one is arguing from premisses whose formulations are ambiguous because of their grammatical construction. The word "amphiboly" is derived from the Greek, its meaning in essence being "two in a lump," or the "doubleness" of a lump. A statement is amphibolous when its meaning, is indeterminate because of the loose or awkward way in which its words are combined. An amphibolous statement may be true in one interpretation and false in another. When it is stated as premiss with the interpretation that makes it true, and a conclusion is drawn from it on...
  • Strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence (Freeze! Grand Central Station!)

    07/27/2005 8:58:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 353+ views
    A 27-year-old electrician, de Menezes was by all accounts totally unconnected to terrorism. But through his behavior and cruel coincidence, de Menezes gave police good reason to think he might be planning to detonate a bomb. In the age of terrorism, police can kill an innocent man and still be doing the right thing. This strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence. Film noir refers to the eerie postwar movies in which characters grope through a world of dark menace and unanswered questions. They don't know what's going on, only that danger hovers. Here in Grand...
  • Israel's presumed nuclear weapons an issue when IAEA head visits Jewish State

    07/03/2004 11:47:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies · 155+ views
    SFGate ^ | 3 Jul 04 | George
    (07-03) 10:02 PDT VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Focusing on Israel's open secret, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency is expected to push the Jewish state this week for at least tacit acknowledgment that it has nuclear weapons or the means to make them. Israeli policy is to neither confirm nor deny it has such arms, and the International Atomic Energy Agency will not comment on how hard IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei will press officials during his two-day visit starting Tuesday. ...snip.... "We assume that Israel has a nuclear weapons capability, if not the weapons themselves," Gwozdecky said. ElBaradei...
  • The risky ambiguity of the road map

    06/11/2003 1:24:49 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 104+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2003 Sivan 11, 5763 | Moshe Arens
    Seeing George W. Bush joined by Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas in Aqaba discussing the need to put an end to terror and violence and moving toward peace, could not but remind one of the scene on the White House lawn, 24 years ago, when Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat sealed the Israel-Egypt peace agreement with a three-way handshake. But of course, another more recent handshake on the White House lawn springs to mind - Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat - the deal that led to such disastrous results. But let's leave memory lane and concentrate...
  • China denies report that it will not favor Pakistan - urges peaceful resolution

    05/30/2002 8:41:42 PM PDT · by AM2000 · 9 replies · 142+ views
    Dawn ^ | May 31 2002 | APP
    China denies Indian report on stand-off BEIJING, May 30: An official spokesman for the Chinese Foreign office on Thursday denied the report published in Times of India that Chinese President Jiang Zemin had assured a US Congressional delegation that China would not favour Pakistan in the existing tension , the spokesman said: "The report is not based on facts". The spokesman told APP that the Chinese President, during the meeting with the delegation on Wednesday, hoped and wished that the two countries would take steps to ease the tension and hold talks to resolve their disputes. Earlier, the spokesman told...