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June 17, 2019 at 13:17 #44283Tatyana
let’s try off-topics here in the forum section
June 17, 2019 at 10:57
@ Tatyana June 16, 2019 at 20:09
In many cases, the issues are black and white. For instance, Assad v ‘rebels’ (or rather, proxy Western mercenary headchoppers). To blow the ‘narrative’ of Assad’s forces firing on ‘peaceful demonsrators’ you only have to count how many police were murdered (as in Maidan Square, Kiev). Watch this very short video, where an ex-French Foreign Minister explains how he was told two years before the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ (a better name would be ‘Soros and NED Spring’) by high British officials that Britain was going to overthrow Assad with the use of mercenaries:
The Yanks did the same in Libya, importing and arming Jihadis into Libya, then the West acted as their Air Force, destroying the most successful country in Africa (they had slipped the clutches of the international banksters, and were trading in gold dinars, rather than fiat US dollars.
This is not to say Assad’s or Qaddafi’s rule was without blemish, but that the armed insurrections against them were clearly instigated, completely contradictory to international law, by outside ‘Regime Change’ forces.
June 17, 2019 at 11:04
@ Tatyana June 16, 2019 at 20:09
Imagine a scenario – the West and their rich Arab ‘friends’ send hordes of well-armed, mobile Jihadis into Russia to cause mayhem. Would Russia accept a massive UN(?) force coming into Russia, to force ‘negotiations’ between the Russian government and the Jihadis? I don’t think so.June 17, 2019 at 13:41 #44284Tatyana
Paul Barbara, it’s a very interesting question. I think that Russia would ask for the UN to force negotiations in case we couldn’t manage the conflict ourselves. More probably we would be able to beat the invaders with our own army, I believe.
Another interesting scenario is – what if not invaders, but a part of the natives, e.g. muslims, would grasp a piece of land in Russia trying to build a sharia state on it? Like ISIS does in Syria. Isn’t it obligatory for the UN to immideately jump into the situation?
Ok, ISIS are terrorists, what about peaceful actions, like the Crimea? Everyone talks about Russian interests vs Ukrainian interest, but rarely I see that one cares for the Crimeans 🙂
When I see these binary choices I recall a joke:
A muslim man is visiting a party with his sister, and another muslim man comes up and says:
– Brother, with all my respect, could you please allow this gorgeous beauty queen to dance with me?
The other man answers:
– Well, brother, this beautiful young woman is my sister, she is so very dear to my heart, I want her to be happy and have fun, so I think you can dance with her. Respect brother.
The woman says:
– Hey, why not asking me if I want to dance?
Both man look at her and say:
– Shut up, woman, how dare you open your mouth while men are talking?June 17, 2019 at 13:58 #44285Tatyana
Another interesting question is:
June 17, 2019 at 12:31
What’s Soviet/German relations in the lead up to 1941 got to do with China’s attempts to establish overland trade and communications routes with her trading partners and allies?
And as for Barbarossa in 1941, it was clearly a scratch operation and colossal gamble as the more intelligent of the Wehrmacht officers knew. The Wehrmacht was not equipped for a war of conquest in the east, however the Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army was most certainly set up for a war of conquest in the west.
Hitler lost the war before it had even started in August 1939 when Stalin outwitted him, in 1941 Hitler merely bought himself a couple of more years when he interrupted the long planned soviet invasion of Europe with barely a few weeks to spare.
What are your thoughts on this Tatyana?June 17, 2019 at 14:00 #44286Tatyana
I answered it is the first time I see that Stalin intended to invade the Europe. I wish you or other commentors could educate me on this.June 17, 2019 at 15:25 #44288Paul Barbara
Tatyana, you have more or less ignored the first comment, re Syria. If the insurrection was caused by imported Jihadis by the West and their cronies, then it seems to me that case is black and white, and is not a case for ‘negotiations’, especially if some of the ‘negotiators’ are the perps who sent the Jihadis in in the first place.
Re Russia not likely to look kindly on a Western ‘covert’ invasion of Jihadi mercenaries, or the West’s magnanimous offers to ‘mediate’, I suspect President Putin would tell them where to go.
The scenario you suggested, where in situ Muslims create an armed insurrection, is again a black and white problem, and the West should keep their snouts out of it.
Could you imagine Black people in the US beginning an armed insurgency, and taking over some Southern states? Would the US meekly acquiesce in a UN demand they accept arbitration, or would they go in, cruise, drone and guns blazing? And perhaps even roping NATO in as well, for good measure, like they did after 9/11?
If hordes of heavily Jihadis poured over the border from Scotland (I’m not suggesting the Scots are either Jihadis or friendly towards them, but just creating an imaginary situation, like the hordes of non-Turkish Jihadis who were allowed by Turkey to cross their borders into Syria and Iraq with their columns of heavily-armed trucks) and made their way south, taking over North London high ground, from where they bombarded Central London, would you expect the UK to accept outside reconciliation, especially if Scotland (the main route of incursion) was a major party to the dispute settlement? Or would the UK accept a ‘no fly zone’ to stop them pounding the heck out of the terrorists?
Again, pretty black and white, without shades of grey.
The US is pushing Iran to the brink, just like they did with Japan pre-Pearl Harbour, which the US anticipated and welcomed (they had deliberately driven Japan to make a major strike against the US by ever-increasing sanctions, thus attaining FDR’s, the Military and Big Business desires to enter WWII.
You ask about welcoming education about Russia pre-WWII; here are two books which are very enlightening about the run-up to WWI, which it is important to know as WWI led inevitably to WWII.
‘Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War’ and ‘Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-And-A-Half Years’ both by Jim MacGregor and Gerry Docherty.
And US Banks and Corporations deliberately built Hitler up between the wars (with the intention that he would turn against Russia, and they would virtually destroy each other, then the US and Europe would join in and mop up, well on the way to world domination.June 17, 2019 at 15:39 #44289Dungroanin
Thanks for the invite i’ll contribute this which i just posted af Off-G.
As the origination of the 911 trope has been raised and to put last weeks firework display in context, i am thoroughly surprised that writers (and btl super posters) never mention the SCO.
Let me get that ball rolling in the hope that OffG gets a proper article on it soon.
‘The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan’
That was 611.
Anyone getting it?
‘The SCO is widely regarded as the “alliance of the East”, due to its growing centrality in Asia-Pacific, and has been the primary security pillar of the region. It is the largest regional organisation in the world in terms of geographical coverage and population, covering three-fifths of the Eurasian continent and nearly half of the human population.‘
And what happened last week?
Russia took over the presidency and Putin hit the ground running!
From the horses mouth – in very clear english, so that the world can access it, as the MSM doesn’t.
“We see a promising potential in integrating the Eurasian Economic Union with China’s Belt and Road project with a future aim of building a larger Eurasian partnership and an open and equal constructive cooperation space based on the principles and norms of international law without any political or economic bias, but with consideration of each other’s legitimate interests.”
June 14 2019
Oh and the firework display?
June 13 2019.
That speech (I recommend reading it in full, a few times) is as clear a declaration of intent and road map to the end of hundreds of years of Anglo Imperialism.June 17, 2019 at 15:53 #44290Dungroanin
It was instantly modded there!
My 911/611 joke aside – it is only facts.June 17, 2019 at 16:22 #44294Tatyana
Paul Barbara, thanks for your answer. Re ignoring the first comment about Syria.
The case is there are more then 2 parties in reality in Syria and I don’t want to mix the reality and imagination.
There’s Turkey, who want to fight Kurdis and Kurdis try to take a piece of land for themselves. There’s Israel, who try to hold Golan Heights and Syria tries to not let them do it.
There’s Iran who was also invited to help Syria, and the USA+Israel who are against Iran.
There’s Russia who wants first of all stop terrorists, you know they look for support among russian muslims and we find ISIS groups here and there in our country and in neighbouring ones.
Indeed, if we abstract of reality we can easily see who is bad – those who strike first, instead of a peaceful decision.June 17, 2019 at 16:23 #44295Tatyana
thanks for your recommendation, I’ll look for russian version of the books, because it is still hard for me to read much text with many unknown words in English.June 17, 2019 at 16:30 #44296Tatyana
Seems like it is a suprise for you 🙂
It is a kind of mutual insurance society, we’ve got Eurasian Bank of Development, and trade in national currencies is widely discussed.
Sorry, but Europe is only a part of the continent, even together with both Americas it doesn’t make the whole world.June 17, 2019 at 17:09 #44299Dungroanin
Off-G restored my comment. Phew got worried there
Anyway the point of my post is that the western controlled MSM are regularly avoiding telling their consumers of just how significant the SCO is.
I can see a scenario when the EU has extensive ties with the rest of Eurasia.
Very scary for anglo imperialists.June 17, 2019 at 17:48 #44302Tatyana
ah, Dungroanin, my comment is too was modded as off-topic, and it is the most discussed news today in ru-web
Just look at it! Unbelievable!
Ukrainian general says it were Ukraine, who attacked ‘Donbass’ battalion in 2014, not Russia!
here is the source (in russian) with the video interview
“When the “Donbass” battalion moved to attack Popasna, this column was seen by our pilots. Mostly there was civilian equipment, school buses and so on, but partly military equipment. The pilots then attacked, and then we’ve been investigating whose is this column.” (c) Muzhenko, ex-head of Ukrainian General Headquarters.
“Oh, so it was a scumbag Muzhenko, not Russians? Five years have passed – and I just found out that it were they who attacked us …» (c) Semenchenko, ex-commander of the batallion
rascals, how is it possible to shoot at school buses?
Maybe in some 5 or 10 years we will know the truth about this “Iranian” attack on oil tankers. I see they only tell truth when they become ex-something.
Like Gerhard Shroeder, now he is ex- and can say openly. He says that the Crimean move to Russia is legal.
http://vestnikkavkaza.net/news/Crimea-has-long-been-a-Russian-territory-Gerhard-Schroeder.htmlJune 17, 2019 at 21:52 #44315JS
Hello, I hope I am not late to the party so to speak. I have recently obtained a copy of Craigs Samarkand book and was very moved. I was due to work in Tashkent 2000 but only worked Mongolia where I met my German wife, under an EU project. Will endeavour to contribute more here!June 18, 2019 at 07:50 #44330Paul Barbara
@ Tatyana June 17, 2019 at 16:23
I don’t believe there is a Russian translation yet, but I’m sure the authors would be very pleased if one was made and the books printed in Russian. Perhaps you could approach a Russian book printer and suggest he contact the authors to buy the rights for a Russian translation.
Until then, if there isn’t a Russian translation, I think it would be well worth your while trying to plough through them, ‘Hidden History’ first.June 18, 2019 at 08:07 #44331Paul Barbara
@ Tatyana June 17, 2019 at 16:22
You still seem to miss the point re Syria. The point is, ex-French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas clearly states he was in London about two years before anything kicked off in Syria, two years before the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, where high British officials told him Britain was planning to overthrow Assad with the use of mercenaries. That is a clear-cut War Crime, and the other players who got involved does not make the clearly black and white situation grey.
Indeed, the US set up a secret base in Jordan, also in 2009, to train mercenaries, and France was also involved in the plots. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf regimes were asked to fund and provide the mercenaries, and Turkey to provide facilities for bases in Turkey from which the mercenaries would pour over the Syrian and Iraqi border.
More recently, the Turkish Security Services actually admitted to have sent 2,000 truckloads of arms and ammunition into Syria.
As for Assad’s forces ‘firing on peaceful demonstrators’, the demonstrations were set up by the West, and infiltrated with snipers, like in Maidan. Many Syrian policemen were killed.
Black and White!July 2, 2019 at 01:14 #44937John2o2o
My Skripal theory in full for you Tatyana.
Since off-topic is all the rage at the moment I will publish my simple, but now completely firm belief about the Skripal poisoning.
I have for a very long time now thought that much of what has been said in the Western media about this is a smokescreen to divert attention away from the true facts of this case.
What no-one seems to have recognised is the absurdity of choosing a time when Sergei Skripal’s daughter Yulia was visiting to carry out his murder. That makes no sense at all. Any would be assassin is not going to attempt the murder when he has close company. It would carry too many risks. He could be alerted by his companion and his companion might also have to be dealt with. The assassination attempt may fail.
it would make far more sense to carry out the assassination attempt when his daughter went home. Then he would be alone and a much easier target. Could the murdered not have waited?
Another regular contributor to this blog and who is a Russian national has commented very strongly that Sergei Skripal was a traitor to Russia. Loyalty to mother Russia is something that Russians take very seriously, and betraying Russia is a very grave offense. You can see on the video of Mr Skripal’s arrest the anger in the faces of the officers who were taking him to his cell.
What sort of effect does all of this have on young Yulia? Yulia, a proud young Russian woman who has grown up the child of a respected military man suddenly finds herself the daughter of a traitor. She is the daughter of the lowest of the low in the eyes of her fellow Russians. My guess is that she felt the full force of this shame and the disgrace that it brought upon her family.
Yulia loved her father, but also secretly hated him for his betrayal. My belief is that Yulia visited her father early last year with the intention that it would be a final visit. She brought with her poison. Perhaps Fentanyl, and chose her moment when she and her father sat down on a bench, alone in the centre of Salisbury. She dosed her father with the poison and then administered it to herself.
Yulia survived, as we know, but I believe that Sergei was killed. This had nothing whatsoever to do with the Russian government who would have tried to prevent her from taking this course of action had they known.
I do not believe that Bashirov and Petrov had anything to do with this, though they may have been Yulia’s scapegoats.
As for Mrs May, she is surely too stupid to understand that what she is told by MI5-6 is nonsense. Mr Putin behaves with dignity as usual.July 4, 2019 at 19:00 #45294David
There’s Russia who wants first of all stop terrorists, you know they look for support among russian muslims and we find ISIS groups here and there in our country and in neighbouring ones.
Maybe this is Russia’s primary aim.
I have read that one of the underlying US/UK aims in Syria is to get a gas pipeline constructed from Qatar to Europe. The theory is that Assad would not permit the construction of this pipeline across Syria which is the only viable route, hence the war. I’m not really in a position to judge the accuracy of this claim, but it it is clear from all the skulduggery and politics surrounding Nordstream 2 that natural gas is a resource of strategic, geopolitical import. Therefore this explanation seems at least plausible.
And if this explanation were the correct one, then it provides Russia with another goal which may well supercede that of stopping terrorists – the goal of preventing the construction of this pipeline which would allow the US/UK/Saudi alliance to challenge Russia’s European gas buisness.May 16, 2020 at 23:31 #53654PrestonMes
A New Archbishop for boston ma
simply the text of Archbishop Sean Patrick O’Malley’s homily. The archbishop preceded his remarks with greetings and movement of fellowship offered in Spanish, portuguese, in addition,yet Creole.
first off, I want to speak about my gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope John john II, For the excellent trust he placed in me, Making me a bishop 19 common today and now sending me to you as your archbishop. I please, publicly, to specific my loyalty and affection to the successor of St. bob. We are all pleased that the Holy Father’s personal reps, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Is here with us today. Archbishop, Please tell our Holy Father simple fact that Catholics of Boston, in addition to their new archbishop, Love him and congratulate him for the 25th husband’s of his pontificate. And we thank him for his impressive letter on the rosary in the Year of the Rosary. Today in celtics, We can also say, ”Mary, Totus tuus [Totally yours].”
It’s a great joy for me as I keep an eye out to see so many members of the O’Malley clan here. I’d ask them just to stand so that we can recognise their presence. The faith of mother and father and my family have been an unfailing support for all of my years of ministry and my vocation. I give them a call my ”Great Big Fat Irish Wedding.” And these are only the relatives that we’re talking to. imaginable if all of them came. a lot of them were teasing me. i was told that I’m like the lace curtain Irish: I can tell I wintered in Palm Beach. you now know.
I want to welcome the cardinals and archbishops and bishops of New England and other prominent prelates who are joining us for the celebration. We greet our public officials and specialists from other churches and faith traditions. And a very special greeting to my very dear friend, city Methodios, And with special emotion, We welcome our Jewish friends and family. And I recognize here so many astounding friends from the Virgin Islands, From Fall sea, And Palm coastline. It was a benefit and a joy being your bishop, And I are grateful for your many kindnesses and your friendship. I also welcome my Capuchin friends who are here: Archbishop Charles, and as well,as well as the my provincials, And all my inlaws in St. Francis whose love and support usually meant so much to me. After 38 weeks and weeks, Being a Franciscan brother continues to be great joy of my life.
I are looking for that, After so very long, I were doing it better, But my community and my God have not abadndoned me. of course, When I have been bishop in those lovely vacation spots, My provincial accustomed to say, ”O’Malley, When will you find a real job?”
very well, dad Paul, does this count?
now, I chooses to say a very special word of thanks on my own behalf, On the behalf of the employees of the Archdiocese, as well as of the whole church, To Bishop Richard Lennon for the magnificent job he has done as our owner.
and actually, I greet all of you who form thing great Archdiocese of Boston: that bishops, some priests, its deacons, The religious, and also laity. as the archbishop, I am a new shepherd; for a friar, I am your cousin. I have come to serve you, To wash feet, As christ says, And to repeat the best Commandment: relative another as Christ loves us. In his love, We are bound just about every other. The immensity of his love is deliberated by the cross. e. Francis wasn’t a learned man, But he had a wisdom of simple [url=https://datingspanishwomen.travel.blog/2019/06/13/where-and-how-to-find-beautiful-spanish-women/]beautiful in spanish[/url] believers. He used to say truth cross was his book, And in that book we find the earth’s greatest love story: the tale of the shepherd who laid down his life for us, For his log in, For his contacts.
The consumer saint of the archdiocese is St. meat, a wonderful saint, indeed. When he sent back to Ireland as a missionary bishop, He was preaching in County Mayo, while the O’Malleys hail from. that is why they say ”Mayo God help us,” i assume. A very fierce and famous chieftain asked to be baptized and given into the church, as, since there were still no churches in Ireland, They formed in a great field. A huge crowd arrived to witness the presentation. e. Patrick arrived in his bishop’s vestments with his miter and his crozier. He stuck his staff on your lawn and began to preach a long sermon on the Catholic faith. The chieftain to be baptized stood next to Patrick. He grew soft; He began to sweat a lot, And you realise that fainted dead away. as soon as they rushed over to help him, the individuals discovered to their horror that St. Patrick had by mistake stuck his staff through the man’s foot. And as soon as threw water on him, And improved him, They desired him, ”Why didn’t you say something if this happened?”
And he sent a reply, ”I think it is part of the ceremony.” The poor man did not interpret too much about Catholic liturgy, But he did know that discipleship means playing the cross, checking out the cross.
as of late, This ceremony began with a striking gesture, you bet. At every system ceremony, The new bishop is exhibited a crucifix at the door of the church so that he can kiss it. one such gesture very familiar to us Catholics. On nice Friday, An endless line of Catholics everywhere draw near to kiss the cross.
we will never allow this to be an empty gesture. when we kiss the cross, We are kissing God’s love and mercy this really is crucified. We are admitting that salvation is not a cheap grace, That we are ordered at a great price.
st. Francis, In his last testomony, Told about his alterations. He tells us that he could never stand to see lepers. But eventually, God’s grace melted into his heart. And when Francis gone through the leper, because fleeing to safety and holding his nose, He drew nearby, He appreciated the leper, and he kissed him. On that day Francis truly kissed the cross and his life was changed because his heart was changed.
Jesus began his public ministry in Nazareth from the liturgy of the word. Even as we watched our lectors draw near the podium today to proclaim God’s word, we might imagine Jesus as the lector, bringing the scroll and reading from the book of Isaiah: ”The spirit of the Lord God is upon me and has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, Recovery of sight in the direction of blind, And to allow oppressed go free, And say a year of grace.”
Jesus came into our world to reveal the merciful face of the daddy. In an enormous amount of suffering and violence, Of injustice and painful sensation, The love and mercy of our God is made show up to us in Jesus. Jesus could by all means say, ”Today, These words are fulfilled in your hearing.” We who are his church are called to carry on these tasks behind closed doors.
the method of preferential love for the poor is not a modern notion. around the Gospels, the poor, The hurt, The marginalized include protagonists, And Jesus defines his mission in terms of being sent to bring glad tidings to that offer genuine. Jesus tells us he prefers mercy to give up. As God’s pilgrim human beings, We struggle to advance the mission that he has entrusted to us, In spite of our errors, in spite of our unworthiness. At the start of the new millennium, The Holy Father asked Catholics from around the world to ask forgiveness for our sins, Sins that have obscured the church’s mission and compromised our efforts to announce the excellent news over the centuries.
I dare say, in the states we could have had no idea. We could never have imagined crucial this gesture of asking forgiveness would be for us. Little did we realize the scale of the problems that beset us. even as Catholics, anytime we celebrate Mass we begin by asking forgiveness for our sins. We are sinners and we say that many of us are sorry. to find Catholics, This third century has opened with one long penitential rite, And at the start of this installation ceremony, I again ask forgiveness for all the harm done to youth by clergy, alfredia, And structure.
The whole Catholic community is ashamed and anguished simply because of the pain and the damage inflicted on so many young people, And because of our inability or unwillingness to handle the crime of sexual abuse of minors. To those victims and to their own families, We beg forgiveness and we assure them that the Catholic Church is working to create a safe environment for college students. It must never be business as usual, But rather a firm commitment by every diocese, Parish, And school to do all we can to avoid the mistakes of the past and create safeguards in the future.
even today, An taxation, an unbiased audit of the compliance with the Charter of the Protection of Children, Is being carried out in every diocese of our country. Much has been done; Much is going done. Many Catholics feel that it is unfair that national concern on sexual abuse has focused so narrowly on the Catholic Church without a commensurate attempt to address the problem in our innovative society at large. up till now, We hope that the bitter medicine we have had to take to remedy our mismanagement of the problem of sexual abuse will prove beneficial to the whole country, Making all of us more aware of the dreadful negative effects of this crime and more vigilant and effective in eradicating this evil from our midst.
How ultimately we deal with this present crisis in our church will do much to define us as Catholics into the future. We must not flee from the cross of pain and embarrassment. If we stand firm in who our company is, In what we believe, If we communicate hierarchy, local clergy, christian, Laity to live on our faith and fulfill our mission, Then we’ll be a stronger and a holier church. this should actually be of some consolation to those victims who have opened old wounds in their hearts by coming forward. Your pain will never be in vain. Our church and our nation will become a safer place each one of these.
I’m pleased that so many victims have come to this fitting Mass. The healing of our church is inexorably bound up to your own individually styled healing; You are the wounds on your body of Christ. I am sure that many are skeptical and are convinced that the church leaders are like Simon of Cyrene, Who carried the cross only under duress and not from a genuine want to help. probably journey began that way, But what we see locally of faith today is a spirit of repentance and a desire for healing. Despite the comprehensible anger, protest, And court we see in you, Our littermates who have been wronged, We info coming forward. For this crisis has forced us to focus on what is actually: towards Christ, On the investing power of the cross, And on our call to follow in his mission to make the loving mercy of our heavenly Father present currently.
When our ancestors in the faith built this high-class temple, They were that were despised for their religion, for their accents, for a rough ways. They were the object of ridicule and splendour. The know nothings were burning our places of worship and convents. They were conversant in suffering, low income, And issues. they usually rightly name their cathedral, the particular cathedral, with regard to Lord’s cross. this afternoon, The church of Boston gathers at the cross still stunned from the shame and this of the church’s crisis. We come here to ask God to make our having difficulties redemptive. We gather here with so many priests, umpteen good priests, having trouble keeping up to make sense of it all.
But i explain to you today, Jesus never assured us that nothing would ever go wrong. But yeah, He promised that he was with us always. Each of us who’ re priests will recall, within on our ordination day, the standard bishop presented us with the paten and the chalice and told us: ”Accept inside the holy people of God, The gifts to be wanted to him. Know what you are doing and imitate the mysteries you celebrate.” Model your life on the mystery of the Lord’s cross. This must be the computer program of our life in ministry at the service of God’s holy people: Imitating the mysteries we enjoy time, Imitating Christ’s self bringing, acting our life on the mystery of the cross. This life of sacrificial love can be lived only if nurtured by fidelity to prayer, coupled with, too, By a priestly fraternity we build by dying to self and bearing one another’s troubles. Our Catholic people like and support their faithful priests. My bros, remember that serving Christ and his people is worth suffering for.
We are all so grateful to our Catholic laity to have been supportive to their church over these times of trouble. to the people who’ve stepped away: I invite you to return to help us to rebuild the church and carry on the mission that Christ has entrusted to us. In Palm Beach ever before, On the first weekend of Lent, 500 new Catholics came and their sponsors in the Cathedral of St. Ignatius of Loyola for the rite of election, As these people were joining the Catholic Church. It was necessary to have two sessions to allow all the candidates and their relatives and fellow parishioners who accompanied them. I was so moved that, In the midst of many of these troubles, These both women and men could see something beautiful in our church, And that their spiritual lives were being nourished in communities of faith that were helping them find a path that leads to God.
These new Catholics defined that, the timber grown today sins and the failings of priests and bishops and the crimes of Catholics over 2,000 prolonged, Christ is together with church. Christ is the lick, Not these widower. Christ does not exist appearance from his church, His guests. for Catholics, We place our faith in him who died and rose within order to us. Jesus reached call sinners, And he recognized as us to do his work. it is actually humbling and, Although we lived by way of a sad chapter in the church’s history, We must recall that it is a chapter. It is not the whole book.
The Catholic Church in the usa has made invaluable contributions to the spiritual and material well being of our country. as well as Catholics, We have so much to be pleased for, So much to be proud of. We must be proud to the fact that millions upon millions of Americans have been educated in our schools, Saving US tax payers billions upon billions of dollars and giving countless children from immigrant and working class families an ideal education. now, usually there are almost 3 million students in our Catholic schools and colleges. Twenty percent of the hospitals in the land are run by the Catholic Church. The largest social service agencies and relief administrations in the land are agencies of the Catholic Church. And it’s not just a philanthropic enterprise, It is an expression of Christ who opened the book of Isaiah in the synagogue at Nazareth and said, ”The spirit of the lord God is upon me, and as well as anointed me, And sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, Recovery of sight onto the blind, And relief with regard to that oppressed.” The followers of Jesus are anointed Christian means anointed anointed to be the main same mission, To reveal the head of our loving and merciful father.
Once an archbishop of ny, using his office, Received a call on the intercom from the new front desk at the chancery. She alleged, ”Your eminence, there exists man in the lobby who says he is Jesus Christ. What what’s do?” The archbishop replied, ”Look frantic.” the particular archbishop’s words merited a chuckle, but bear in mind they are dead serious. The homeless, Schizophrenic man off of his meds who says he is Jesus Christ is Jesus Christ in a terrible disguise.
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The off-topic I would like to explore is triangles.
Illegal or off-grid enclaves, safe areas with three way movement of clandestines/contractors.
One large such triangle is al-Tanf.
Syria, Jordan, Iraq.
This has been a safe area for terroists/contractors to operate out of.
Supplies and services can move from safe pair of hands Jordan, although the King of Jordan is currently getting jumpy.
Islamic State/contractors several times have attacked Palmyra both the ancient city and the modern city as well as the Israelis and others continually missiling T4 military airbase.
Shenanigans are ongoing.May 25, 2020 at 20:26 #54201michael norton
So as the Syrian Government have recaptured most of Syria from the terrorists, why do the Americans, remain in al-Tanf,
they keep civilians in camps, almost nobody is allowed to be repatriated into Syrian Government held land?
Some think that terrorists are still holed up in the al-Tanf Enclave, overseen by the Americans but quite a time ago Donald Trump said he was pulling out of Syria?
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