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(still) hates you (if you are a faithful Christian).

Matthew Archbold comments on their shenanigans against the movie for EWTN's National Catholic Register:

Say it is Friday so you are not eating meat. Could you enjoy the new "Impossible Whopper" at St. Louis area Burger Kings? Supposedly it looks, smells and tastes just like meat.

My answer: no. Doing so would entirely miss the spirit of the penance, trying to slip by on a technicality.

(Jn 5:24)
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.

"If the Church simply aims to avoid conflict, merely to ensure that not disturbances arise anywhere, then her real message can no longer make any impact. For her message is there precisely in order to conflict with our behavior, to tear man out of his life of lies, and to bring clarity and truth. Truth does not come cheap. It makes demands, and it also burns."

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

(Jn 5:14-16)
After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him, "Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you."

The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well.

Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath.

(Jn 4:53)
The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live," and he and his whole household came to believe.

(Lk 15:20-24)
So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.

His son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.'

But his father ordered his servants, 'Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.' Then the celebration began.

(Lk 18:14)
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

I want to be able to tell my friends why #mastodon is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

(Mk 12:29-31)
Jesus replied, "The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'

The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

(Lk 11:23)
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

(Mt 5:19)
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Friends, you are incoherent (and probably uneducated deplorables too).

The New York Times has published an opinion piece written by Peter Atterton (a professor of philosophy at San Diego State University) entitled "A God Problem". The tag line is "Perfect. All-powerful. All-knowing. The idea of the deity most Westerners accept is actually not coherent."

I read it so you don't have to. Want to read a smart philosopher? Read Peter Kreeft.

Academia and journalism, coming together to deliver the quality we expect of them. This bit of enlightenment from the Times (according to Fr. Z - a/k/a "Hell's Bible"):

(Mt 18:33-35)
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?' Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart."

This is well done and a sign of renewal in Detroit. From last week - a St. Joseph’s procession.

Christian persecution by leftist (as differentiated from liberal or conservative) governments has been marching along for some time. Freedom of speech and of religion are increasingly subordinated to proper leftist thought. Failure to comply is met with PRISON sentences.

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