Category Archives: Pronouncements

STILL SERVING COMPLEMENTARIAN PIE

With regard to Pope’s naming of new cardinals:  Still no female cardinal. Wouldn’t it be so refreshing if even one of the men being honored by being elevated to cardinal refused the honor saying, “I will not accept such an … Continue reading

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TREAT ‘EM LIKE A TAX COLLECTOR

  Some people show their insecurities by trying to excommunicate other people. They think Jesus would approve, and they quote Matthew 18:17 to justify excommunicating members of the Church: “If the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let … Continue reading

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TALPIOT’S REAL SIGNIFICANCE

Finding out Jesus might have been real after all The discovery (or rather the re-discovery) of the Talpiot tombs by James Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici is the most monumental archeological finding in 2,000 years of Christianity. Why is finding the … Continue reading

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HOW TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT

    The most efficient way to exclude people from a Church is to come up with a set of dogmas that thinking people may rightfully question; for example:   >>> The pope is infallible.   >>> Women are second … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT SHINES

    Ordain women.   Support Father Roy Bourgeois.     “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5 (TNIV))  The TNIV footnote lets me know an alternative translation is the darkness has … Continue reading

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INFALLIBLY WRONG

Celibacy as birth control The last encyclical of Pope Paul VI was Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”), July 1968.  “The encyclical had declared that contraception is always seriously sinful.  . . . The central words that Paul used were that … Continue reading

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GETTING THE RUNAROUND

So many times now I’ve started to draft a post on the New Testament thinking – this will only take a few minutes.  I’ll just write a few paragraphs.  Then – >>What does this mean? >>And what about this translation? … Continue reading

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