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  • Bless me, Father [Catholic Caucus]

    10/28/2017 9:23:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 10-04-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Bless me, FatherMsgr. Charles Pope Question: In confession recently the priest told me I should not say, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned”; instead I should say, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.” Is he right?— Name, location withheld Answer: The opening of confession with the expression “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned” is a widespread custom in the United States and in some other regions. In different parts of the world, there are other expressions used to begin the confession.The insistence that you should say “Forgive me, Father” is puzzling and requires something of you that...
  • Tactical Nuclear Option Inside Reconciliation

    04/08/2017 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 8, 2017 | Larry Kudlow
    Drain the swamp. It was one of President Trumps most powerful messages on the way to victory. Shake up Washington. Break a few eggs to create a new omelet. Overturn the establishment. Well, hats off to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for doing some swamp-draining when he exercised the nuclear option to overturn the filibuster for Supreme Court justices. McConnell busted an old 19th century rule, which was never in the Constitution, and cleared the path for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch -- as good a candidate as can be found. Good for McConnell. But lets shift our swamp-draining focus...
  • Study: Senate Can Repeal Obamacares Regulations through Reconciliation, with Only 51 Votes

    03/24/2017 8:18:32 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner (via CATO Institute) ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael F. Cannon
    President Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to deliver legislation that fully repeals Obamacare. By forcing the House to a vote on a bill that does not repeal the health insurance regulations that are the driving force behind the Affordable Care Acts skyrocketing premiums and low-quality coverage, Republican leaders are abandoning the presidents pledge. The leadership bill would only modify those regulations. As a result, the Congressional Budget Office projects, it would increase premiums 15-20 percent above their already-high levels and leave more people uninsured than full repeal would. House leaders claim Senate rules require a 60-vote supermajority to repeal...
  • Paul Ryan Outlines Why It Takes Three Steps For ObamaCare Repeal and Replacement

    03/09/2017 12:44:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 59 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 9, 2017 | sundance
    Good news, they’re listening to you.  No other approach to repealing ObamaCare is possible.  It’s not ideological, it is simply reality.  The backstory on our prior explanations are HERE and expanded HERE. After listening to conservative groups at a White House meeting yesterday, it became obvious to POTUS  those group leaders/members did not understand WHY no other approach to repeal is possible.   POTUS asked Speaker Ryan to put this together and deliver it today: WOW: Paul Ryan's American Health Care Act (Obamacare Replacement) FULL PowerPoint Presentation Most of you already know this outline because you’ve understood the bigger picture.  Hopefully this message will reach the...
  • Report: Russia to host Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks

    01/03/2017 3:10:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/17
    oscow will host a meeting of the Palestinian Authority's Fatah and Hamas factions on January 15th, according to Russia's TASS news agency. .....
  • Trump/Congressman says GOP will use budget 'reconciliation' to repeal Obamacare in first 100 days...

    11/11/2016 10:39:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 171 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For
    Trump-backing congressman says GOP will use budget 'reconciliation' to repeal Obamacare in first 100 days depriving Democrats of the chance to filibuster it * Rep. Chris Collins, the first Republican to endorse President-elect Trump, says the GOP will move legislation to repeal Obamacare within Trump's first 100 days * Party would use budget procedure that would let them jam it through on a simple majority vote, depriving Senate Democrats of the filibuster * Medical device tax, 30-hour workweek for coverage, employer mandate, employee mandate all could go, gutting the plan * Says there would be a 'transition' for 2017...
  • Should Trump and Cruz unite with we the people against the establishment uni-party?

    03/16/2016 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 481 replies
    The biggest plus is a Trump/Cruz ticket would immediately secure the nomination for us (the majority of the right-leaning grassroots voters), end any possibility of a GOPe betrayal at the convention, and would ensure the Republican party is finally with we the grassroots people (tea party, conservatives, religious people, economic conservatives, business people, middle class, blue collar, national security patriots, etc, ie, a rebirth of the Reagan Coalition) and against the globalist GOP big government establishment. Itd be a yuuuge middle finger to the elite ruling classes of both parties. And it would have coattails guaranteeing a pro-America landslide against...
  • A Priest (Msgr. Pope) Confesses What Its Like to Hear Peoples Sins

    03/12/2016 4:24:04 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 11, 2016 | Zoe Romanowsky
    Much has been written about the sacrament of reconciliation — the theology behind it, the scriptural evidence for it, the power and benefits of it for penitents. But what’s it like, experientially, for a priest to hear the sins of others week after week and month after month? Can it be a burden? Does it affect a priest’s spiritual life? Aleteia’s lifestyle editor, Zoe Romanowsky, asked Msgr. Charles Pope about what it’s been like to hear confessions over his 24 years as a priest. Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian in Washington DC. He is a...
  • Thy Precious Blood (devotional)

    03/10/2016 9:58:06 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 1 replies
    Days of Praise, Institute of Creation Research ^ | March 9, 2016 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: . . . And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:14, 20) John introduced Jesus to the world at His baptism by saying, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). He was known prophetically as a lamb even before then. "He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep...
  • Senate uses reconciliation to pass ObamaCare repeal, Planned Parenthood defunding

    01/04/2016 11:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But since an Obama veto is guaranteed, what's the point? It’s a first in two ways: The House has passed ObamaCare repeals before, but this is the first one to pass both the House and the Senate and land on Obama’s desk. Oh, and the defunding of Planned Parenthood is in there too. It’s the first time the Senate has used reconciliation to bypass the filibuster and pass the ObamaCare repeal with more than 50 votes but fewer than 60. So sure, it’s more than has been done before. Then again, you’d expect more when you’ve finally got control of...
  • Ryan promises vote next month to roll back ObamaCare, on Obama's desk before State of Union

    12/17/2015 12:15:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that House members will vote on a rollback of ObamaCare as one of their first acts of 2016. "When we return in January, the House will put an ObamaCare repeal bill on the floor and pass it and put it on the president's desk," Ryan told reporters Thursday. "We are going to keep working to give families relief from this law while we work to dismantle and replace it altogether." The vote on the legislation, which has already passed the Senate, will set up a veto battle with the White House just ahead of...
  • Ryan and Reconciliation Is a Powerful Combination

    10/12/2015 8:33:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10-11-15 | Lawrence Kudlow
    As of this writing, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan has not decided whether to run for speaker. He has been bombarded by all the Republican factions. Even Mitt Romney says the Wisconsinite can unify the Republican conference and take ON the job. I applaud Ryans leadership and policy skills and think he would make a good speaker But theres a backstory to the current chaos of the GOP conference and the withdrawal of Kevin McCarthy from the speakership race. The GOP leadership in the House and Senate has failed to pass legislation to repeal the Obama agenda and...
  • New Boehner strategy: Defund Planned Parenthood through reconciliation process

    09/25/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Why not? It worked for ObamaCare, didn’t it? The Hill reports that Speaker John Boehner’s latest strategy to thread the needle of demands to defund Planned Parenthood and yet avoid a government shutdown will take a page from the Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi playbook: Top House Republicans hope to convince their members to keep the government open by using a fast-track process known as reconciliation to try to defund Planned Parenthood.House Republican leaders are planning to target Planned Parenthood’s funding by immediately drafting a fast-track reconciliation bill, according to a senior House GOP aide.Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants...
  • When did you stop sending abortive Moms to Hell? APF Reporter asks Catholic Priests

    09/01/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 48 replies
    Freep | 9/1/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    "When did you stop beating your wife?" is the position of the logical fallacy, the Loaded Question. The answer "I never started" improperly grants the question the dignity of the reasonable."Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions ... overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church" screams the headline from APF by Jean-Louis de La Vaissiere.He writes from the Vatican, without knowing anything about his subject.Prior to this declaration, only the Pope himself could pardon the sin of abortion."Sins which the priest has no authority to absolve are called reserved sins. Absolution from these sins can be obtained only...
  • US Military Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

    06/28/2015 6:55:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WJBF ^ | june 28, 2015 | Stefany Bornman
    When pictures of Dylann Roof holding the Confederate Flag were uncovered, the Souths history during the Civil War was brought back to the forefront. The Confederacy itself was basically the slave owners vision of a good country. A country that rested as their Vice President said on the corner stone of slavery as an institution on a basic racial inequality, said John Hayes, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia Regents University. Hayes says there are three parts of history with different meanings that surround the Confederacy. The Confederacy in the 1860s, the commemoration of the Confederacy, and the last occurred...
  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion Part Two (Particular Issues)

    06/09/2015 7:46:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-08-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion – Part Two (Particular Issues) By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn yesterday’s post we examined some fundamental principles related to Holy  Communion: that it is not akin to the “table fellowship” Jesus had with sinners but is rooted in the “family meal” of the Passover Celebration, and that it must be received worthily and authentically based on what Scripture and Tradition have set forth. Our “Amen” is more than an affirmation of the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, it is an “Amen” to all that the Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be...
  • Mercy! So Great a Gift Why Many Parishes Need to Reconsider When They Offer Confession

    03/31/2015 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-30-15 | catholic, apologetics, history, theology
    Mercy! So Great a Gift – Why Many Parishes Need to Reconsider When They Offer the Sacrament of Confession By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt tonight’s Chrism Mass, the Cardinal chose to focus his remarks to the more than 300 priests in attendance on the beauty of the Sacrament of Confession and the power of mercy. What a magnificent gift the Lord gave His Church through the ministry of priests, that we can hear His blessed words, I absolve you from your sins … go in peace.My mind goes back to a beautiful story of St. John Paul II and a certain bishop (not of...
  • ASK FATHER: Havent been to confession for 40 years (Catholic Caucus)

    04/07/2015 3:26:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 7, 2015 | Fr.J
    From a reader…QUAERITUR: I’m 49 and haven’t been to confession since I was about 9 I say prayers every day and pop into church now and then to light candles the thing is I’ve not been to well recently and would like to make a confession but not to sure what to say could you please help How about, “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It’s been about 40 years since my last confession. I think I’m going to need some help from you for this confession.” It would probably be best to make an appointment for this...

    03/29/2015 8:45:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    Last week, the GOP-led Congress passed a budget resolution which, Republicans claim, will balance the budget in 10 years. The resolution is a policy document, intended to guide the appropriations process, and doesnt itself have the force of law. More important than the details of the budget document, the action sets up the GOP to finally match its action to its rhetoric and undo the worst aspects of Obamas fiscal policies. Over the next two weeks, while Congress is in recess, the House and Senate will begin to hammer out small differences between the budget resolutions that passed each chamber....
  • How Parents are Stealing the Gift of the Mass from their Children

    03/27/2015 2:55:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/27/15 | Father Anthony Gerber
    A parish priest on the troubling news he's learned from kids in the confessional The Need for Questions in Lent Lent is a penitential season, a time of purification and of clarification: of being purified of our sins and of clarifying the roots of what has been keeping us from God in the first place. Purification and clarification can come about through the typical Lenten observances: prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Fasting, for example, not only acts as an immediate purification of something (ie, a thing is taken away), but it can also clarify in that, as we are feeling the...