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What the Secular Media
Doesn´t Know about Pope Francis

American Thinker, by Alicia Colon

Original Article

Posted By:tinnyanko, 9/22/2013 7:18:33 AM

In recent columns in the mainstream press, columnists have been distorting gleefully the Pope´s recent statements to make it appear he´s the liberal that will bring the Catholic Church in line with their own agenda. In actuality, Pope Francis is no more likely to approve gay marriage or homosexual activity than any other pope. If the media were less agenda-driven, they would be trying to debunk a miracle that defies explanation and which involves Pope Francis when he was a bishop in Argentina in 1996.

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OMG. Unbelievably fascinating

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 9/22/2013 7:29:00 AM     (No. 9531435)

Thanks OP for posting this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texpub, 9/22/2013 7:37:49 AM     (No. 9531444)

A perfect article to read first thing Sunday morning. It is what we Catholics believe even without scientific evidence. We believe it to be true based on Faith. What an interesting read!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: STLstudent, 9/22/2013 7:41:04 AM     (No. 9531448)

Most of the article has little to do with the Pope´s theology nor does it address his non-orthodox recent statements.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lanika, 9/22/2013 7:47:31 AM     (No. 9531455)

Unbelievable. No it does not have anythig to do with the Pope´s recent statements. That makes it even more interesting to everybody

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tennisbum, 9/22/2013 7:48:42 AM     (No. 9531456)

Lots of media hype and wishful thinking. The Pope is Catholic not Episcopalian so don´t get your hopes up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 9/22/2013 7:53:22 AM     (No. 9531461)

FTA - "I certainly would find investigation of this 1996 discovery more interesting than whether the Pope is a radical liberal."

Well, I wouldn´t. I think the question of whether the Pope is a radical liberal is far more pressing than some dime-a-dozen miraculous tall tale. The Church is swarming with those, and the fact that it´s taken no steps to officially approve it tells me all I need to know. One more Medjugorje is not big news.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muncssister, 9/22/2013 8:04:21 AM     (No. 9531476)

Thank you so much for posting this OP! I´m a lifelong Catholic and Catholic school grad an I have never heard of such a thing. Incredible! We are headed to mass shortly, what a thing this is to think about today.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/22/2013 8:28:56 AM     (No. 9531490)

I heard about this just a few months ago - it was mentioned during a homily on the real presence.

For more info - there´s a website: therealpresence dot org.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/22/2013 8:47:41 AM     (No. 9531509)

Miracles aside, there´s an article online entitled "The Parable of the Papal Interview" that compares the interview with the Parable of the Sower and the Seed.

Some of words of the interview fell on the media who could not understand the context.

It was written by Joanne McPortland on Patheos if you are interested in reading it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 9/22/2013 9:23:26 AM     (No. 9531554)

first i´ve heard of this..
funny that the MSM has never even MENTIONED this..


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Reply 11 - Posted by: flowerlady, 9/22/2013 9:24:23 AM     (No. 9531557)

This is very interesting to me! I just became Catholic last Easter. I will share this article tomorrow night in my RCIA class. Heading to Mass this morning, this will give me lots to think about. Thank you for posting the article.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gretchen, 9/22/2013 9:24:34 AM     (No. 9531558)

This is not one of Alicia´s best articles. First, she is using a possible Eucharistic miracle to divert us from discussing the Pope´s surprising interview. That is a sleight of hand trick done by leftists as a matter of course. Not good. Second, the question arises, Is she trying to tie Pope Francis to this miracle, as if it somehow has something to do with him? Badly done.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: smcchk, 9/22/2013 9:24:43 AM     (No. 9531559)

Amazing!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nvr4get911, 9/22/2013 9:27:22 AM     (No. 9531564)

Not a Catholic so I found this article fascinating. We obsess about UFO´s and aliens and there´s this inexplicable event that includes the Pope and modern forensics. It´s not dime a dozen at all. Did some more checking on Net and wonder whether it´s all coming out now because we´re in such bad moral shape

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Reply 15 - Posted by: abuela10, 9/22/2013 9:37:40 AM     (No. 9531576)

I don´t think it´s Alicia´s job to write about theology on a secular site. She is not saying that the Pope is responsible for miracle but that the media ignores facts because liberal bias. I sense anti-papist trolls on this tread

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/22/2013 10:00:32 AM     (No. 9531605)

#15 ~ being an anti-papist doesn´t make you a troll ~ sometimes it simply means you are probably a Calvinist or maybe any one of the various heads of churches in the East we refer to as Orthodox!

The best way to deal with Francis is probably to recognize that he was a worker in the field (Latin America), and he´s undoubtedly well-versed in the politics, culture and meaningful discussions in that part of the world ~ then recognize that growing up as an Italian-Argentinian under a variety of fascist dictatorships doesn´t really turn you into an Italian-Italian, and certainly not an Episcopalean.

For example, NATO probably never entered into a single thought in his entire life ~ until now. Still waiting on what he has to say about that defense organization! Bet it´s a doozy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 9/22/2013 10:19:06 AM     (No. 9531633)

Using a miracle to divert from the issue of the Pope selling out the truth of the Word to make it fit his own agenda is smoke and mirrors. The antichrist will do miracles, not calling the Pope the antichrist, I´m just making a point. This Pope has an agenda inline with the NWO bunch. I would take off my blind loyalty to Catholicism hat and exchange it for a love of truth above all things hat. In Matthew 24, Jesus warns us about deception, not once but three times in the same passage. And in Romans 1 we are warned what happens if we exchange the truth for a lie. Wiser not to follow any man, but rather follow truth.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GeelaBeela828, 9/22/2013 10:21:54 AM     (No. 9531640)

I pray that everyone who reads this article quietly considers how much God yearns for our attention and invites us to His Church.

Why else would He give us this miraculous evidence were it not for His great love?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/22/2013 10:23:15 AM     (No. 9531647)

#3

I add this is the traditions of men Christ warned of.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/22/2013 10:25:40 AM     (No. 9531653)

I have known of the doctrine of transubstantiation my entire life, but have never given it much thought until now. Of course, our protestant belief is the eucharist represents Christ´s sacrifice. I want to know more.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/22/2013 10:54:59 AM     (No. 9531694)

Recall briefly that much before the 1500s everybody was a Catholic in the West. I can trace back to two popes, three anti-popes, and a wide variety of folks who were Huguenots who sought union of Brittany with Spain (of all places).

All is not as straightforward as we might imagine it to be. Catholics are good folks as are Protestants.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 9/22/2013 10:55:54 AM     (No. 9531695)

It is the Spirit which gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words I [Jesus] speak to you, they are spirit and they are life.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 9/22/2013 11:00:37 AM     (No. 9531702)

#12 nails it. Jesuits are lefties and the reason much of South America is socialist has to do with the predominance of that order there. He was chosen pope for that reason. This isn´t a secret. It´s a well known fact. Of course, this doesn´t mean he will endorse all the left´s nonsense, same sex marriage, abortion, corn fed cars, etc., but it´s a start. Remember they play the long game.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/22/2013 11:05:57 AM     (No. 9531710)

Meanwhile in the greater scope of religious subjects, Muslims are killing Christians in record numbers all over the world. They even hate each other. Pope Francis seems a good man.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/22/2013 11:24:22 AM     (No. 9531743)

I just wrote a long skeptical post about this article, but my browser had the good sense to crash itself before I hit "post." I can take a hint. Instead, for the delightful Alicia and all our Catholic friends on Lucianne.com, I offer this:

He said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together." (Luke 37:17).

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 9/22/2013 11:36:47 AM     (No. 9531763)

Why so hostile, #6? "Miraculous tall tale" is a bit over the top even for a secular humanist.

Miracles do exist. They happen every day, and you can find them if your radar is on. Secular humanists don´t have that radar and so they deny the existence of the supernatural.

I don´t know if this heart miracle is a hoax or not, but I do know of other events that have happened that are simply outside scientific examination.

Our five senses and our scientific technology have not registered activity beyond their limitations. Ask any dog and it will tell you that human beings are limited in what they can experience.

The realm of the supernatural is not accessible to those God chooses to hide it from.

As for the Pope and his liberalism, I don´t think he´s about to go Marxist on his Church.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dst4life, 9/22/2013 12:25:32 PM     (No. 9531835)

Male. AB positive = universal recipient.

Could this be the blood of Our Lord?!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 9/22/2013 12:46:36 PM     (No. 9531872)

I do believe in miracles. But the Church hasn´t authenticated this event as one, and so I´m not obliged to give it any credence. There are good reasons for the lengthy procedures and rules of evidence developed over the centuries to declare something a miracle. Every year there are stories about Jesus´s face appearing in a taco or on a cracked cement floor; the ignorant come flocking to witness the "miracle" and are easy pickings for con artists. When people are ripped off or made fools of, it damages their faith, and it damages the Church in the eyes of the world. And like #12 I dislike the author´s implicit linking of Bergoglio with this "miracle", as if it somehow reflects well on him. There´s altogether too much giddy fan-worship of the man which I don´t share in the slightest; I do get hostile if his boosters are upping the ante to suggest he´s now some sort of miracle-worker.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: busterman, 9/22/2013 12:47:59 PM     (No. 9531878)

Walking by Faith here. No need to witness or believe in such things for me to believe in, or have a personal relationship with, God.

Also not interested in ´miracles´ performed by humans (i.e.: Pope, preachers, evangelists, others).

I do believe miracles happen every day and they are performed by God. Perhaps he uses someone to work through, but they don´t make the miracle happen.

True Christians pay no heed to this story. If it´s true, it doesn´t matter. If it´s false, it doesn´t matter either.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 9/22/2013 1:32:16 PM     (No. 9531924)

In May, 2008, an Islamic scholar in Skokie, IL, saw squirrels knock a piece of bark off a tree. He picked it up and on the back side saw the word "Mohammed" carved by insects. (Source: Chicago Tribune). In July, 2008, a statue of Shirdi Sai Baba, an Indian yoga guru from the 19th Century revered by Moslems and Hindus alike, suddenly opened its eye. (Source: Share International, 11/28) Thousands of people claim to have seen rays of light emanating from statues of Buddha in Sri Lanka. (Source: Agence France-Presse. The point is -- such phenomena is not restricted to Christian, let alone R.C. doctrine. As the world skids to its end, Jesus says that more and more of these things will occur as the devil desperately tries to round up all he can before the End: "23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect."(Matthew 24:23-24). St. Paul reminds us not to seek signs or "wisdom" but rather focus on Christ crucified. (I Corinthians 1:23-24). What these "miracles" can do for us is to remind us that Christ´s words are true. And as people go running off claiming to see Christ in a potato chip or a Communion wafer or a seashell, they are fulfilling prophecy that the world is soon to end; an admonition to us to "examine ourselves to see if our faith is genuine."(2 Corinthians 13:5)



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Reply 31 - Posted by: abuela10, 9/22/2013 1:42:57 PM     (No. 9531929)

Nowhere in this article does the author try and link the Pope as responsible for doing anything other then documenting it as he should have. It is merely informative so why complain about that? I´ve done additional research which shows that testing on the shroud and other relics show the same DNA. Note that the church is not pushing any ´miracle´ It takes forever because it´s till a matter of faith alone.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 9/22/2013 4:24:32 PM     (No. 9532057)

My trust is in God. I am still trying to understand Pope Francis. I know better than to trust the Jesuits but Pope Francis apparently did too. We shall see.

In the meantime this video sheds much needed light on certain alliances and helped me to understand a few things I found confounding:

The Catholic Church...plus Alinsky..and Bernadine...and Notre Dame...gave us Obama.
Now it makes sense... And we need to fight this evil..yes evil.


http://patdollard.com/2013/01/this-is-nasty-business-the-cchd-and-saul-alinsky/

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Reply 33 - Posted by: toledo, 9/22/2013 4:39:17 PM     (No. 9532069)

Oh brother

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/22/2013 5:32:04 PM     (No. 9532136)

This is interesting, but I don´t know what to make of it.

I do know that the Sacred Heart of Jesus is revered by Catholics, especially those of Latino extraction.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/22/2013 5:41:26 PM     (No. 9532148)

#11 - welcome home!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jlw509, 9/22/2013 5:51:05 PM     (No. 9532159)

To bring the discussion back to PF1: did anybody here actually read the 12,000 word interview?

The full text can be found in the U.S. publication American Magazine (www.americamagazine.org) and in the UK based online journal Thnking Faith (www.thinkingfaith.org)

It´s profound, warm, and beautiful: I didn´t think there´s anything in it that an Evangelical Christian couldn´t enthusiastically endorse or at least understand favorably; and there´s plenty there to challenge left and right alike.

It glorifies Jesus Christ and radiates goodwill toward people of goodwill whomever they may be.

The liberal media have done their usual cultural vandalism on it: select, discard, crop, and frame. If you real the whole thing I assure you it will be well worth your time.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/22/2013 5:52:10 PM     (No. 9532160)

#11 – Welcome home to the Mother Church.

Over the last two millennium there have been scores of Eucharistic miracles that have been preserved and are still in existence today, with Lanciano being the most famous. Many of those from the early centuries (including Lanciano) have had modern testing done. All of these miracles have in common the AB positive blood type, confirmation of heart tissue, and the male identity. If any or all were hoaxes, how could miraculous Eucharistic wafers from the 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, and now 21st, centuries all carry the same scientific markers when the purported “hoaxers” had no knowledge of such things? How can centuries old human blood and tissue still be in existence without modern preservation?

The Catholic Eucharist IS the Body and Blood of Christ. Our Lord, in His mercy, effects these miracles for the benefit of the faithful. Pope Francis, in this instance as the presiding bishop, oversaw the investigation. Ms. Colon is very clear about that and in no way even infers that the miracle was brought about through him.

I have taught adult converts in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for nine years and I always teach about the historic miracles of His True Presence. Too see the glowing faces of converts upon reception of their First Holy Communion is the greatest blessing of my life.
cont.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/22/2013 5:52:58 PM     (No. 9532161)

cont.
As to whether or not Pope Francis is an agent of the New World Order and communistic ideology is yet to be proved. Read his own words in context to discern for yourself. One example that has been cited by critics (although not on this thread) is Pope Francis’ statement that a person who does not believe in God can still enter Heaven. This is true. There are many who belong to Christ who do not necessarily belong to the Church. For example: What of those persons who do not ever hear the Gospel or even the name of Jesus? What if they live as good, thoughtful, kind and generous people from their own conscience? Would they not be welcome by Our Lord? Prior to Vatican II critics lambasted the Church for the teaching that only the Baptized could enter heaven; now they lambaste the Church for opening the doors. Go to the source and read the Catechism of the Catholic Church and don’t depend upon the secular media for an explanation of doctrine.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 9/22/2013 8:05:17 PM     (No. 9532305)

" What of those persons who do not ever hear the Gospel or even the name of Jesus? What if they live as good, thoughtful, kind and generous people from their own conscience? Would they not be welcome by Our Lord?"

This is an example of human reasoning trying to trump God´s Word. We are mere clay; He is the Potter. When God´s Word says that there is no other name under heaven by which we are saved other than Jesus Christ - that´s what it is. We don´t need to blush at what God says; He can defend Himself quite readily. We have no right to understand God´s wisdom. What we have is His Word. That´s enough. He does not demand understanding; He requires acceptance. There is a danger in using human reasoning; it´s idolatry - it´s saying, "I know how God is. My God would never do...such and such..." The Catholic Church is not immune to such doctrine by human reasoning. Why is Mary holy - it´s not found in the Bible? No, but human reasoning tells us that God would never allow the vessel that would contain His Son, be contaminated by sin... That´s just one example of human reasoning being used to try and "trump" God´s Word. But God´s Word cannot be trumped. I agree with Timber Queen that one should "Go to the source", but that "source" is not the Catechism of the Catholic Church; it´s the Holy Bible.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: cgood, 9/22/2013 9:21:39 PM     (No. 9532374)

Thank you #20. Your comments are refreshing. Too often threads related to Catholicism are somewhat painful because they bring out the worst in some of our fellow L-dotters. In this case, it occurs to me that the criticism reflects fear. If this is truly a miracle - and none of us know yet- some people apparently would be threatened by it. How unfortunate. I view Christians as a group united by faith, but find it disconcerting that some of my fellow Christians don´t share that belief. They declare that Catholics are evil.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/22/2013 9:26:02 PM     (No. 9532379)

but that "source" is not the Catechism of the Catholic Church; it´s the Holy Bible.

Where in the Bible does it say that the Bible is the sole source (sola scriptura)?

You are no doubt aware that the Bible is a collection of books compiled by the Catholic Church - under the guidance of the Holy Spirit determined which writings were inspired.

Before the existence of the Bible, there was an oral tradition and writings of the Church Fathers - some of whom were contemporaries of the apostles.

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that should be written. John 21:25.

Protestants took the Bible and decided to do their own thing - with multiple interpretations of the same text. You each have your own "truth."

There is only one truth.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: FormerDem, 9/22/2013 9:26:28 PM     (No. 9532380)

thanks, OP

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/22/2013 10:37:52 PM     (No. 9532422)

#30 – Not all Protestant denominations believe the Eucharist “represents” the body and blood of Jesus; some Protestant denominations believe the Eucharist “is” the body and blood of Jesus. It is the true body and blood, in and under the bread and wine which Christians are commanded by the Word of Christ to eat and to drink. It is the Word and ordinance or command of God; not invented by man, but instituted by Christ.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/22/2013 11:28:56 PM     (No. 9532468)

#41 – The basis of Sola Scriptura: Scripture is authoritative because it is God’s Word; authority that is absolute and final. The assertions, commands and promises are God’s promises. Christ accepted the absolute authority of the prophetic Word of the Old Testament and He guaranteed the absolute authority of the apostolic Word of the New Testament by His promise of the Holy Spirit to His apostles.

The “Protestant” Bible came about because there was an urgent need to give voice to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to teach and give witness to this Gospel.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/22/2013 11:38:40 PM     (No. 9532472)

#43 – Should reference #20, not #30. Typo! Mea culpa!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 9/23/2013 12:00:26 AM     (No. 9532482)

Thanks for the challenge, #41. God´s Word VS Man´s Wisdom. Take a look at Galatians 1:6-12. St. Paul is warning about accepting other Gospels than the True Gospel. The True Gospel is of course, John 3:16. When a church tradition or council teaches that one is saved by the law, ie. doing good works, that is another Gospel, for it directly contradicts Ephesians 2:8-9. Why sola Scriptura? Jesus Himself states that the Scripture cannot be broken. (John 10:35). I Corinthians 2:13 Paul declares that what He preaches is God´s Word, not man´s wisdom. Furthermore, regarding the canon - the criteria for determining which of the hundreds of books should be included in the Bible was fourfold: 1. Is the writing of Apostolic origin or even that of a close 1st Century companion of the apostles? 2. Is it universally accepted? 3. Is it used liturgically? 4. Is there a consistent message with other Christian writings? Not all the books in the RC Bible meet those criteria according to the Protestants and that´s why the Bibles are different. For example, "Bel and the Dragon" cannot be of equal caliber as the Epistle to the Romans. Yes, there is "one truth" - Jesus spells it out: "Thy Word is Truth." (John 17:17)

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On Wednesday´s New Day, CNN´s Chris Cuomo played up how Florida Republican David Jolly´s campaign played The Price is Right theme music at his victory rally on Tuesday, and remarked that its use was somehow a perfect sign of the influence of big money in political races: "What a metaphor for what politics has become – that they are playing the theme song of The Price is Right when they celebrate a victory, because it´s about the money! It makes me sick." What Cuomo didn´t realize is that the former host of The Price is Right, Bob Barker, endorsed Jolly. NewsBusters

What the Secular Media
Doesn´t Know about Pope Francis
American Thinker, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: tinnyanko- 9/22/2013 7:18:33 AM     Post Reply
In recent columns in the mainstream press, columnists have been distorting gleefully the Pope´s recent statements to make it appear he´s the liberal that will bring the Catholic Church in line with their own agenda. In actuality, Pope Francis is no more likely to approve gay marriage or homosexual activity than any other pope. If the media were less agenda-driven, they would be trying to debunk a miracle that defies explanation and which involves Pope Francis when he was a bishop in Argentina in 1996.



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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