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Mrs. Don-o's Tweets to Her Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume One
Mrs. Don-o's Own Brain | September 16, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o

Posted on 09/16/2018 8:21:50 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

It just occurred to me that I should share all my tweets to my Bishop on FR too, so FReeper Catholics can tweet them to your bishops as well. I am not much of a social media maven, but if 60 million Catholics do the little we can -- well, you know how this gospel works: you give your 2 little fishes and 5 barley buns, and the Lord will multiply it out.

So here, please free free to use my hand-crafted artisanal right-sized tweets to my bishop over the past couple weeks:

Speaking of "news": USCCB statement saying that US bishops' meeting with Pope Francis “was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange,” but Card Vigano’s testimony of alleged cover-ups by 32 hierarchs going up to the top—the very crux of the issue—was never addressed. Duh. Waiting.

Nor has the Vatican fulfilled its promise to offer “clarifications” on Vigano’s indictment. I'm sure they'll get around to it.

Church Militant's merchandising is distracting, but I know what it's like for a shoestring org. to scramble for small change. More suspicious: smooth, professional-looking sites which evidently never have to fundraise, flush (from God-knows-where) with $$$ of unknown provenance.

I'm afraid we're so accustomed to kumbaya we sink into the Christianity of the Comfortable. "People think Christianity is a big electric blanket, when, of course, it is the Cross." - Flannery O'Connor has the most detailed, best-sourced, accurate, timely coverage of Culture of Life issues: abortion, adoption, euthanasia, end-of-life ethics, the politics of pop. control and defense of the sanctity of sex, faith & family, natural & sacramental marriage.

Images can be deceiving. "Catholics for Choice" published (in Spanish and English) holy cards featuring the V. of Guadalupe and a prayer saying "it's a blessing to be able to end your pregnancy, Mother Mary understands!" Nauseating lies.

It shouldn't be a matter of "How do I feel about it?" but "What are his facts? Are his sources named and solid? His inferences reasonable? What is his track record from the past? Where does his money come from?" Sometimes silence is a lie, and a scorching indictment the truth.

"Hate" is hard to gauge. Jeremiah's diatribes against the five apostate Kings of Judah -- or those of Jesus vs the Pharisees --- were heated & vehement, included name-calling, and could be mistaken for hate literature. Best to ask, not "Is this turbulent?" but "Is this true?"

It's true we can't know what's in Wuerl's mind &heart. But we can know about criminal liabilities: that's what grand juries, DA's, judges and juries are for. The truth must come out. Jesus says we should hunger and thirst for justice. Then mercy. Justice and mercy shall kiss.

Don't forget we are a nation proud of our legal immigrants. We are a Church proud of our legal immigrants. These good people respect us, we respect them back. THEY don't take this country for granted. In fact they don't take anything or granted -- anthing that's not theirs.

Immigration Reform Law Inst: in 2012 -2016, nearly 40 million Social Security numbers stolen and used by illegal immigrants. Do people tell you all the time they've done that? Oh, they forgot to tell you? It's not right. That's how millions of dishonest people got their jobs.

Over half of the repatriated parents, shockingly, didn't want their kids back. Some said it's too dangerous in home country; others weren't actually their parents. Don't underestimate prevalence of grabbing and using kids as drug mules, victims of human trafficking. Need to ID!!

Town halls: a positive idea, many would like to participate. Don't call it "venting" though I know what you mean. Venting implies going all Drama Queen, emoting, letting off steam. No. Let's think things through and have feeply-felt and intelligent discussion as adults.


Why won't the Holy Father answer the charges made in Viganò's Testimony? Why did he say "I'm not saying a word"? Why has he turned journalists away from archives and forbidden officials to give interviews? Why has he scheduled a conference in FEBRUARY? Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

I am confused by all this skulduggery. Are not some of the relevant documents now in the possession of the Apostolic Nuncio and the Archdiocese in Washington, DC? And the Holy Father wants to have a conference--- in February?? Who is it that's trying to run out the clock?

"Release the documents now" applies to all of them -- Pope Francis, Abp Viganó, Card. Pietro Parolin, Card. Wuerl, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre -- simultaneously. This cat-and-mouse, spy-vs-spy game is unseemly for the Church of Jesus Christ. Pray for the Bride.

The Catholic Church is not "nothing more than" a criminal Mafia. She is the Bride of Christ. There is no doubt a criminal Mafia mixed into this story, and that Mafia should be identified as her abuser --- her abductor.

I daresay extraordinary claims require sufficient --- not extraordinary --- evidence. La paciencia todo lo alcanza.

Unless I missed it, I don't recall anybody naming Pope Francis, himself, as a party who'd make this threat. There are many actors, some perhaps sinister, in this disturbing unprecedented situation. Can you offer any theories on why the Holy Father said, "I won't say a word"?

I think it could also mean (c) Viganó is trying tactically to defend himself from prosecution or persecution, by attaching consequences to any attempt to silence him. I don't know that this is a fact, but it ought to be acknowledged, along with (a) and (b), as a possibility.

Is this useful? Should I publish more?


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: bishops; pushback; tweet; twitter
Many, many of our bishops have Twitter accounts. I am tweeting to my Bishop's Twitter account several times a day. Today he made a brief remark about "fake news" so I responded with this:

Speaking of "news": USCCB statement saying that US bishops' meeting with Pope Francis “was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange,” but Card Vigano’s testimony of alleged cover-ups by 32 hierarchs going up to the top—the very crux of the issue—was never addressed. Duh. Waiting.

Is this useful? Should I publish more?


1 posted on 09/16/2018 8:21:50 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o


2 posted on 09/16/2018 8:38:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I lived in Spain for a time. Deeply catholic country on the surface. Images of the Jesus and / or the Virgin Mary everywhere. On building walls, in taxi cabs, just all over the place. But churches are empty on Sunday.

I asked the spaniards why this was. The answer was illuminating. They said that they are Catholic and always will be but they don't trust the church anymore. They were seen to be collaborating with Franco in the civil wars and lost all trust. So they use them for weddings, baptisms, funerals and parades. Otherwise they worship in private.

I think due to the apparent insistence on maintaining their gay sex romps at all costs the RC church is in danger of this becoming a much wider view on what it is to be a Catholic. I'm moving towards this viewpoint myself.

3 posted on 09/16/2018 8:51:08 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great texts! Unfotunately the Church seems to be having a hard time righting itself. They need help. Your messages are a good start.

4 posted on 09/16/2018 8:53:09 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't waiting. Do it today.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
You probably know this but after the Pope said during his August trip to Ireland when questioned about the Vigano document, "I will not say one word on this. I think the statement speaks for itself," he did finally say a word:
In another homily on September 11, Francis went further, saying that not only was Viganò the real villain, but the bishops were the real victims: They were being persecuted by the devil: “In these times, it seems like the Great Accuser has been unchained and is attacking bishops,” Francis preached. And Satan “tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalize the people.”

Source: TheWeeklyStandard

Unless I am reading this wrong, the Pope has thrown down the gauntlet by taking the side of the Lavendar Mafia and likening Vigano to Satan.
5 posted on 09/16/2018 8:53:31 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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I am pretty sure pope Francis is part of the Lavender Mafia. How many heterosexual men surround themselves with homosexual men?

6 posted on 09/16/2018 9:37:34 AM PDT by dominic flandry
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To: Mrs. Don-o

good stuff...

7 posted on 09/16/2018 9:38:21 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Yes! Can you give your Twitter handle? I would like to retweet if that’s okay.

8 posted on 09/16/2018 3:13:11 PM PDT by mlizzy (America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe/Wade has deformed a great nation. -MT)
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To: pepsi_junkie
Let me start by saying there's a whole lot I don't know about Spain. I'm interested in Spain but quite ignorant.

It is a great mystery to me why Spain took this hard turn to the Left. Franco wasn't great, but you have to say "Compared to what?" Compared to the Left he was benign. For ~35 years --- 1939 - 1975 --- it was possible to live a good, normal life in Spain: to work, to marry, to have a family, to live as a Catholic.

Work, Faith, and Family is 95% of most people's lives, and if that's good, you've got a good life.

But -- I don't know, but as some have told me --- it really went to hell after Franco's death. They became ashamed of much that was good, and envious of much that was bad. They ran, red-faced for decades to "catch up" with decadent "Europe". Closed churches. Birthrate plunged as low as Sweden. Total fertility rate under 1.2 children born/woman , that is, demographic suicide. Female media age approaching menopause. Welcome Muslims.

The important thing is to BE the Church, because it is to Her that Christ gave his promises. He regards the Church as His bride. He is rescuing her. You want to be there when He does.

You want to defend the Bride.

The Church is not for consumers; it is for warriors. The Church has been in crisis before over the last 2000 years ("All times are dangerous times" - St. Teresa of Avila) and how does God deal with this? Each and every time, he deals with it by raising up saints.

You in? That could be you.

Buddy up with the best Catholics you can find, stick with them, and live the Sacramental life. This is God's will for your well-being and redemption.

9 posted on 09/16/2018 5:02:17 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West" - Aragorn)
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To: RoosterRedux
Bergogio's select buddies often say what he is too crafty and devious to say. His advisor Abp. Charles Scicluna once remarked --- tweeted, I think--- “Whoever wishes to discover what Jesus wants from him, he must ask the Pope, this Pope, not the one who came before him, or the one who came before that. This present Pope.”

As regards reason, this is absurdity; and as regards the Faith, heresy.

Another of Francis' buddies, Fr. Thomas Rosica, his chief English-language communications consultant, made this jaw-dropping freaky statement:

"Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants, because he is 'free from disordered attachments.' Our Church has indeed entered a new phase: with the advent of this first Jesuit pope, it is openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture."

He said this approvingly.

These guys are not a hierarchy. They are a cabal.

They are not "the Catholic Church." They are engaged in a hostile takeover of the Catholic Church.

10 posted on 09/16/2018 5:18:19 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West" - Aragorn)
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Mrs. Don-o, if you were the Pope, I would consider converting.

When I think of what a REAL Catholic is, I think of you.

Keep up the good fight. And may God bless and keep you.

11 posted on 09/16/2018 6:00:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
You had better find a Catholic better than me.

Ever since I was a kid, I noticed the Saints' Days that were for "St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brebeuf and Companions," "St. Paul Miki and Companions," "St. Charles Lwanga and Companions," and so forth. Martyrs, mostly. I always hoped I'd be one of the Companions.

Tagline is from Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

13 posted on 09/16/2018 6:24:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("She would of been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every day of her life.")
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My favorite aunt was a clinical psychologist at the state asylum in Milledgeville...and a friend of Flannery O'Connor.

She encouraged my interest in "shrinkage"...

I read Freud, Adler, Jung...and still do.

Lately, I am a Jordan Peterson fan.

My comment stands as you being my favorite Catholic.

14 posted on 09/16/2018 6:45:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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The relationship of the church and Spain is interesting. The Vatican supported Franco. Many Catholics in Ireland did not.

Of course, Ireland and Spain did have an interesting history. They were friends for centuries, and there was a healthy (illegal) trading history between the two countries. Allegedly there was a history of support of the IRA by the Spanish much later. Allegedly weapons and ammunition.

Here is a story about the Irish support of the Spanish against Franco. Listen to the song and to the names of those Irish who died.

“Tommy Woods aged 17 died in Cordoba.” That line in the song stops me every time I hear it.

15 posted on 09/16/2018 6:45:53 PM PDT by ladyjane
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Thanks for that link. There's a lot of history there I didn't know.

The book that had the biggest influence on me was "The Cypresses Believe in God" by Jose Maria Gironella. It's actually a trilogy with the first volume covering the run-up to the Spanish Civil War as seen through the eyes of a Catalan family who are pulled and split up by complex competing loyalties.

The 2nd and 3rd volumes are about the war years themselves, and the period immediately after. But the first volume is definitely the best.

What got me was the mind-boggling complexity of Spanish politics, pulling in the opposite directions against the unity of the Spanish family.

I think it succeeds in not being an ideology-driven propagandistic narrative, but a multi-angle look at the incredible bloody tragedy which engulfed these noble people, both sides, all sides.

16 posted on 09/16/2018 7:58:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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