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Posts by GCC Catholic

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  • A slew of absurd press stories about voters supposedly walking away from President Trump

    04/24/2018 8:13:10 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    GCC Catholic to SeekAndFind

    We just need to be aware of candidates who borrow from the Conor Lamb playbook — echo Republicans enough to get elected, whether or not they will actually vote that way.

  • Comey book cannot take in bad reviews

    04/20/2018 11:51:46 AM PDT · 17 of 32
    GCC Catholic to mowowie

    Nobody wants to use toilet paper that already has someone else’s cr*p on it.

  • Apostolic Exhortation or Aggravation?

    04/20/2018 10:57:30 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    GCC Catholic to ebb tide
    Not infrequently, contrary to the promptings of the Spirit, the life of the Church can become a museum piece or the possession of a select few. This can occur when some groups of Christians give excessive importance to certain rules, customs or ways of acting.

    Poisonous antinomianism. Even the "bad popes" of the Renaissance didn't fall into that trap.

    But then, Holy Father... since if we're going to start saying that certain rules need not be given excessive importance... shall we choose to not give excessive importance to Canon 1404?

  • ‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

    04/20/2018 10:40:28 AM PDT · 76 of 138
    GCC Catholic to Oldeconomybuyer

    In other news: Blind squirrel finds nut.

    She is right... we never would have let her be President.

    However, I far prefer it to be this way, where we might have a chance to both keep our lives and preserve the Republic. Had she won in November 2016, I think many of us might have lost the former and all of us might have lost the latter.

  • Q Anon: (4/8/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/10/2018 8:30:25 PM PDT · 2,284 of 2,368
    GCC Catholic to smoky415
    Sunday is a day of rest.

    Counting 4/2 and 5/5 but excluding the Sundays is exactly 30 days.

    I hope for a clean House come 5/5.

  • DC Is Tired of Lyft and Uber Being Better Than Its Awful Metro

    04/09/2018 9:56:49 PM PDT · 7 of 53
    GCC Catholic to PGR88
    I assume it has declined a lot in 25+ years? Or was I missing something back then?

    It's the same DC Metro that you remember, only now it has run 25+ years with only minimal maintenance done to keep it from derailing/catching fire. They even succeed in meeting this low bar at most of the time.

    Who knows what rot the funds were spent on instead.

    This is just more within the great body of evidence that proves the District and its citizens are unable to manage themselves. The only question is who ought to manage it: Annapolis is already full of corrupt and incompetent Democrats who mismanage the whole of Maryland, and Virginia couldn't absorb the District without upsetting their present delicate balance and casting them to the same fate (not to mention that they already took back the piece of the District they initially gave).

    Perish the thought, but I think I'm suggesting that letting the District revert back to Congressional control might be the least dysfunctional thing that we could do.

  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Schönborn: a Council Could Approve of Female Ordinations

    04/07/2018 4:38:48 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    GCC Catholic to onedoug
    But it’s the Church’s call.

    No it's not. It's not possible, and if the heretics were to attempt to permit it, it would lead to instant schism.

  • German bishops begin civil war over intercommunion for Protestant spouses

    04/04/2018 8:41:21 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    GCC Catholic to ebb tide
    If the Protestant spouses believe in the Catholic teaching on the Eucharist, they should become Catholic. If they don't believe, then they should sit in the pew.

    The German bishops who love human respect so much that they would be willing to suggest such heresy and sacrilege should be warned that they are risking Hell for those they mislead, and even greater punishments there for themselves.

    (Pace von Balthasar who now has gone to his reward and knows the truth that Hell does exist and that some people end up there, and the charlatan Scalfari and his witting or unwitting accomplice Francis who both are quickly approaching the time they will know the truth as well.)

  • Congressmen Had 1,000 Minutes to Read 2,232-Page $1.3T Bill

    03/22/2018 7:49:34 PM PDT · 52 of 80
    GCC Catholic to Labyrinthos
    Here’s a thought: Vote no to get more time.

    This is the only acceptable answer. It was wrong when Pelosi and her cronies tried to ram legislation through this way... and it's still wrong now.

  • University no longer banning conservative student from class

    03/21/2018 5:57:18 PM PDT · 29 of 30
    GCC Catholic to HKMk23

    I’m not suggesting “nominally Catholic” is any good. In fact, it’s worse than if she is an agnostic who learned about religion as though it were just another anthropological field of study.

    I agree with you that she is shaping up for disappointment — but I suspect that she isn’t trying for Eternal rewards (if she believes in them). She’s too busy trying to store them up here, along with all the other virtue-signaling social justice warriors.

    The fact that she had to go to IUP (a state school) to teach about religion says volumes too.

  • University no longer banning conservative student from class

    03/21/2018 1:03:10 PM PDT · 26 of 30
    GCC Catholic to Robert DeLong

    Sounds like her background is at least nominally Catholic — so I’m not sure if this whole incident speaks to her departure from Catholic teachings, or if it speaks to the rot in Duquesne University’s theology department for turning out such a malformed product.

  • GOP not conceding in Pennsylvania race, may seek recount

    03/14/2018 6:12:56 PM PDT · 51 of 75
    GCC Catholic to avital2
    there were reports on Twitter that people were kept from voting due to confusion over redistricting. i wonder if we’ll hear more about that.

    Perhaps some were legitimately kept from voting -- I don't know one way or the other. I had no problems at my precinct, even though it was my first time voting there. I do know that some people were ignorant of whether they are in the 18th District or not, and might have thought they were prevented from voting. The plural of anecdote is not data, but here are two anecdotes:

    My parents' church is usually a polling site, and people were coming there thinking they could vote. They were not only were turned away but there were no machines set up - because it's in the 12th District.

    Likewise, my dad was told he could vote in the special election (he can't, because my parents live in the 12th District as well). Worst part about it is that he was told this by his precinct's Republican poll watcher. Who knows how many people he told the incorrect information.

  • Billy Graham has died

    02/24/2018 1:15:50 PM PST · 85 of 85
    GCC Catholic to Duchess47
    I imagine POTUS will be guided by what the family wishes.

    Of course. And I would imagine that for many of the same reasons others would want a state funeral for him, for the same reasons Rev. Graham would not.

  • Billy Graham has died

    02/21/2018 4:47:55 PM PST · 77 of 85
    GCC Catholic to Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi
    I remember reading several years ago, during the Reagan years it was discussed that Billy Graham should have a state funeral upon his passing.

    I think there would be something fitting about that.

    The left would throw an unbelievable fit. Not that Trump would let that stop him -- especially if he believed it was the right thing to do.

  • Ohio Parents May Lose Custody of 17-Y-O Child for Not Supporting Gender Transition Process

    02/15/2018 11:47:16 AM PST · 20 of 29
    GCC Catholic to freedumb2003
    By 17 it is too late. You have failed as a parent. By the time this goes to judgement the kid will be 18 and it will be moot.

    That's what makes the case diabolical. Make the judgment on the theoretical issue, then regardless of the outcome -- whether the young woman decides to follow through with the proposed mutilation or not -- a precedent is set. The court won't need to worry about all the messiness with enforcing it, and a child who is "old enough to choose to have sex" is surely "old enough to choose 'his' own sex". (*eyeroll*)

    Evil is the only word to use. The same happened with Roe v. Wade where Norma McCorvey "won" her case, ensuring the "right" to abortion -- but she herself gave birth to her child and became a pro-life speaker and activist. She spent the rest of her life fighting against the existence of the "right" her case "won". In the eyes of the government and of progressives, it's "too late, precedent is made and the right is established".

  • The media's DACA scam isn't working..

    02/10/2018 7:11:32 AM PST · 17 of 23
    GCC Catholic to Travis McGee

    Clever cartoonist — making it clear that some of the American Citizens are also the “People of Color” that the Democrats are eager to feign support for until illegal immigrants or Muslims come along.

  • Let DACA Kids Pay for Border Wall and Get ‘Purple’ Card, Says Republican Hindu Coalition at DC Rally

    02/10/2018 7:07:55 AM PST · 16 of 18
    GCC Catholic to Wonder Warthog
    I've also been open to a similar line of thinking for any of the DACA "kids" who have managed to keep their noses clean as adults, and agree that the "wall tax" is a nice plus. We have to make it clear that willfully doing something illegal has consequences for those capable of choosing it.

    I hope after the wall tax the "kids" have enough left to visit their deported parents (the ones who actually chose something illegal).

  • Pope Francis chooses pro-LGBT priest to guide Lent retreat who holds Jesus didn’t ‘establish rules’

    02/09/2018 1:02:02 PM PST · 40 of 65
    GCC Catholic to dsc
    Why would a person not say that Francis has excommunicated himself latae sententiae, and is therefore no longer the pope?

    As others have said -- "The First See is judged by no one."

    It isn't as simple as being excommunicated latae sententiae -- and there is no mechanism in Canon Law (at least not in the 1983 Code or its 1917 predecessor) by which to depose (or even judge) a Pope.

    In the past, St. Robert Bellarmine and others had theorized how it might be that a manifestly heretical Pope could be deposed, but even those arguments (which I don't have at hand) would presuppose that *someone* (probably a portion of the College of Cardinals) would declare that the Pope has lost his office by virtue of his teaching, placing him in schism with the Church. With the See being empty, a new Pope could be elected.

    But this is dicey -- because this is merely theory, not law; also, there would be those who would question the validity of the action (and thus the validity of the new Pope). If it is even possible, it would be likely that we would enter into a new era of a great schism, where we would have Pope and anti-Pope, with nobody really sure which was which.

    In my opinion, the cure would be worse than the disease because of the upheaval it would cause. Pray that God will heal his diseased Church.

  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’ Revolution of Mercy: Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity

    02/09/2018 12:48:47 PM PST · 3 of 16
    GCC Catholic to utahagen
    Exactly. He wears the scarlet precisely because he will defend, wallow in, and spread this tripe.

    It was his reward for his loyalty to the "new paradigm".

  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin: ‘People take the Bible…out of context’ on homosexuality

    02/09/2018 10:49:22 AM PST · 3 of 29
    GCC Catholic to ebb tide
    Fr. Martin, SJ is a heretic, plain and simple.

    If we only had someone in power who would just come out and say it.

    Until then, we pray for the well-being of the Church and (if necessary) the suppression of the Jesuit order.