sábado, 23 de maio de 2015

sexta-feira, 22 de maio de 2015

Obama diz que o "Amor vencerá e Gays serão Reconhecidos"


Quando eu dou aulas de estatística, eu aproveito e peço para meus alunos fazerem pesquisa de campo sobre questões sociais. Uma dessas pesquisa é sobre casamento gay. Eu peço que os alunos além de perguntar se as pessoas apoiam o casamento gay, perguntem também pelas razões que elas apoiam o casasmento gay.

Eu preparo o questionário junto com os alunos, e como eu sei que a resposta mais comum de apoio a casamento gay é dizer que "aqueles que se amam têm direito de ficar juntos", os alunos incluem perguntas para saber se a pessoa também apoia a pedofilia (pois adulto pode amar um menino ou menina e vice-versa), a poligamia (pois uma pessoa pode amar várias pessoas) e o bestialismo (pois uma pessoa pode amar uma cabra, um  bode, um cavalo).

Daí, eu digo para os meus alunos que só há lógica no uso do amor para justificar o casamento gay se a pessoa também aceitar pedofilia, poligamia, bestialismo, etc.

Em geral, eles percebem que as pessoas entram em contradição quando confrontadas pela lógica.

Meus alunos poderiam perguntar a Obama se ele aceita a lógica.

No momento, há um plebiscito na Irlanda para decidir sobre casamento gay, tenho certeza que o principal argumento usado pelos defensores é o que chamam de amor.

Na Igreja Católica, o "amor" é uma das três virtudes teológica, mas é o amor "caritas", caridade. Nesta virtude teológica, guerra pode ser caridade, como dizia Santo Agostinho. O amor sexual não é uma virtude teológica. É sim uma graça divina, que deve ser respeitada como tal, seguindo os preceitos de Deus.


(Agradeço o post de Obama ao site Weasel Zippers).

quinta-feira, 21 de maio de 2015

No momento em que o Papa escreve Encíclica sobre Meio Ambiente...


O Papa Francisco está escrevendo uma encíclica sobre meio ambiente. Tenho pra mim, que tenho dois artigos publicados no exterior sobre meio ambiente, que ele tem coisas bem mais relevantes para se preocupar.

Mas eu recomendaria que ele desse uma olhada na lista de fraudes científicas que envolve a pesquisa sobre mudança climática, são inúmeras. Depois de um certo tempo, eu deixei de contar. Mas eu falei aqui no blog de diversas fraudes como o climategate, e mencionei outras "gates" (Africagate, himalaiagate, Amazongate),e mostrei a posição de cientistas, como a do brasileiro Paulo Cesar Soares.

Cansei de falar deste assunto no blog, mas ontem no meu outro blog, chamado Bloco 11, Cela 18, eu mencionei a mais nova fraude, que envolve países como Paraguai, Suíça e Austrália. Vejam lá.

Dever-se-ia fazer um apelo ao Papa: não entre nesta religião pagã da ONU, de idolatria da "Gaia" em detrimento do ser humano. É falso.


quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2015

Cardinal Filoni: Passou a hora do Diálogo, Agora é Guerra contra Terroristas Islâmicos


O cardeal Fernando Filoni foi ao Iraque duas vezes a mando do Papa Francisco. Ele viu a situação de perto e disse que não há mais espaço para "palavras de boa intenção", pede que o mundo aja militarmente na região para defender os cristãos, Além disso, Filoni chamou a lei islâmica Sharia de muito perigosa para a convivência pacífica.

Diálogo é a grande arma do Papa Francisco para combater o extremismo islâmico. Seu ajudante no assunto diz agora que não funcionou.

Me assusta pensar que a Igreja tenha imaginado que funcionaria, dado séculos de guerra entre cristãos e islâmicos e o livro Alcorão.

Vejam o vídeo do Rome Reports no qual Filoni fala sobre o assunto. Transcrição do vídeo vai em seguida::





Cardinal Filoni: Proportional military action is needed in Iraq

2015-05-19

Cardinal Fernando Filoni has traveled twice to Iraq on behalf of Pope Francis to bring comfort to victims of the Islamic State.

The time to act has come, according to Cardinal Filoni. He said that words and good intentions are no longer enough to protect people in the Middle East.  

CARD. FERNANDO FILONI
Pope's Special Envoy to Iraq
"We need political action and proportional military action. This is not killing for killing. It should not be so ever, but defense mechanisms are needed.”

Cardinal Filoni was nuncio in Baghdad from 2001 to 2006. He knows the country well and understands that sectarianism is the root of tension. He asked that Christians be considered full citizens and not merely tolerated in their own country.

CARD. FERNANDO FILONI
Pope's Special Envoy to Iraq
"Everyone has told me, 'Christians are the original native population and have the right to be.' FLASH The law needs to say it. One of the big problems in Iraq is that individual rights are not based in law. Everything is interpreted according to the law of Islam. It is dangerous.”

During his two trips, the cardinal visited Christian refugees. He says step by step, their material needs are being met. But other intangible problems persist.

CARD. FERNANDO FILONI
Pope's Special Envoy to Iraq
"During my visit I was told, 'You are not going to solve our problems, but now we feel like we are not alone.'”

He said that in countries where Islam is the main religion, Muslims must promote peaceful coexistence and religious freedom.

CARD. FERNANDO FILONI
Pope's Special Envoy to Iraq
"If there is no historical criticism that questions what jihad means, should we understand the word to mean the use of the sword and violent conquest? Or should we define it as conversion? That is, should people have the right to spread the religion, but also have the right to reject it?”

Pope Francis has expressed on many occasions his desire to travel to Iraq. Cardinal Filoni says that such a visit would stoke the hope of persecuted Christians. However, the deteriorating security situation in the country makes a visit impossible for now.


terça-feira, 19 de maio de 2015

Padre condena o "Efeito Papa Francisco" no Mundo e na Igreja


Padre Linus F. Clovis (foto acima) condenou fortemente a atuação do Papa Francisco, especialmente pelas palavras do Papa "Quem sou para julgar" e porque o Papa usa o preconceito do mundo em relação a Igreja contra a própria Igreja.

É a mais pura verdade, o Papa Francisco adota o preconceito do mundo, ele parece estar do outro lado do muro, do lado do mundo e não do lado do "Corpo de Cristo".

Padre Linus Clovis chegou a dizer que a piada "O Papa é Católico?" não é mais engraçada. E alertou para as previsões de Nossa Senhora de Akita. Ele também disse que devemos obediência ao Papa mas o Papa deve obediência à tradição apostólica. E mostrou exemplos na história de como Papas foram criticados por teólogos e leigos que estavam do lado da tradição apostólica.

Padre Clovis é um conhecido defensor da vida, na luta contra o aborto, foi ordenado por São João Paulo II, estudou em Roma, tem doutorado em matemática e graduações em teologia e lei canônica.

Ele disse estas palavras em uma apresentação recentemente.

Pena que eu não tenho tempo para traduzir tudo que ele disse, mas aqui vão algumas partes:

  • The Synod of the Family last year, set off alarm bells for most Catholics and we saw bishops against bishops and episcopal conferences fighting other episcopal conferences, and, in all of this, we…we know that heaven has given us a warning. And in 1973, at Akita, the prophecy was made that ‘The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops” and “the priests who venerate me will be persecuted.’ Of course, this is part and parcel of our experience.
  • When a bishop — a Catholic bishop — can applaud sin publicly, it causes us to tremble. But this is essentially the ‘Francis Effect.’ It’s disarming bishops and priests, especially after the Holy Father said, ‘Who am I to judge?’ I as a priest say Mass, preaching, and I make a judgment about a sin, one breaking the ten commandments, I would be condemned for judging. I would be accused of being ‘more Catholic than the pope’. There used to be a saying — rhetorical — ‘is the pope Catholic?’ That’s no longer funny.” (in reference to Dolan’s “Bravo!” comments regarding the coming out of football player Michael Sam.)
  • “Obedience is owed to the pope, but the pope owes obedience to the word and the apostolic tradition. We have to obey the pope, but the pope himself must obey the written word. He must obey the tradition. He must respond to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Obedience is owed to the pope, but it is the duty of the pope to give the character of possibility to this obedience. The pope has to facilitate our obeying him, by himself being obedient to the Word of God. Pope Felix III told us, ‘an error that is not resisted is approved. A truth that is not defended is suppressed.’ So we have an obligation to resist error, and we must do everything that we can to promote the truth.”
  • “Once, we have had concerns about other popes, even St. John Paul, with the things he’s done which we felt uncomfortable about, I don’t think that…Pope Francis has done anything other than disconcert us. He has literally pulled the rug from under our feet. And so, he is the, the reason, the many reasons why we are concerned. Our Lord tells us in John’s Gospel, 15th chapter, ‘If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, and I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.’ The popes are hated, and I don’t think we had a problem with that per se. We didn’t like it. But I think that I’ll be correct in saying that we prefer our popes to be hated by the world than loved by the world. Because if he’s loved by the world, it indicates that he’s speaking the language of the world. And we know that there can be no relationship, no fellowship, between light and darkness. St. Paul tells us this.”
  • “The Church’s traditional enemies — and this is vocalized, articulated in Time MagazineRolling StoneThe Advocate, and so on — approve of him, he appeared on their front cover many times over the past two years. I came across a quote from someone who knew him in Argentina. ‘Apparently, he loves to be loved by all and please everyone, so one day he could make a speech on TV against abortion, and the next day, on the same television show, bless the pro-abortion feminists in the Plaza de Mayo; He can give a wonderful speech against the Masons and, a few hours later, be dining and drinking with them in the Rotary Club.'”
  • “So, how can you make a decision about a man like this, who is everybody’s friend? Our Lord tells us, ‘Nevertheless,’ this is 12th chapter of St. John’s Gospel, ‘Nevertheless, many of the authorities believed in him, [that’s in our Lord] but for fear of the pharisees they did not confess it lest they should be put out of they synagogue, for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.’ Am I making judgment? I don’t think so. I’m quoting scripture. Where the die falls, let it rest.”
  • “The Holy Father has done many controversial things, and we are concerned with the major ones, not the aberrations which come up. And the one that will go down, I suppose, to the Second Judgment, is ‘Who am I to judge.’ One of the…effects that the Holy Father does is that he takes common prejudice against Catholics, and he uses it against us. So in other words, he’s accepting what is perceived, our position to be, as if it were true. The Church does not judge persons. The Church judges actions and teachings. Even the heretics. Luther wasn’t condemned for his personal moral life. He was condemned for his teaching. His doctrine. And so with all the other heretics. Arius. It was his teaching that the Church judged. And has the authority to judge. But when the pope says, ‘Who am I to judge?’, he is giving the impression that the Church judges individuals because of who they are and…what they’re doing in their personal lives. That is for the confession.”
  • Scripture tells us very clearly in First Corinthians chapter five St. Paul is writing to the Church of Corinth because they had accepted a man among them who was guilty of immorality. And the apostle writes, ‘But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders?’ Aha! What have I to do with judging outsiders? ‘Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Drive out the wicked person from among you.’ So, how can the successor of Peter say, ‘Who am I to judge?’ without contradicting Scripture?”
  • We love the pope! He is our father. He is our sweet Christ on Earth. There is concern among Catholics who are confused and fearful. And we and they do not wish to criticize, or worse still, to judge the pope. But, again, we are judging not his person or his office but the results of his actions. And we’re not doing this out of indignation. Because what he is doing is the cause of our indignation. And it is a threat to our faith. And it’s a threat to the Church. And it’s a danger to the salvation of souls.”
  • So, can we judge the pope’s actions? Yes we can. We have no less a person than the apostle to the gentiles, St. Paul, writing to the Galatians. And he says, ‘But when Cephas came to Antioch I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And with him the rest of the Jews acted insincerely, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their insincerity. But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, ‘If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?” And this is what we are facing today. We have prominent cardinals taking an anti-Catholic stance on moral issues. Which we thought were settled! We have the holy father himself seeming to support them. To give his blessing to them. And what does Saint Paul said? Barnabus! St. Paul’s right-hand man was carried away by their insincerity.  So many bishops — and please, God, we have many good bishops still — when they see this, they also going to be carried away, and that’s why I think the suggestion made, that we should circulate our material to the bishops, and to priests — especially to priests — is so very, very important.”
  • We have the example of history, John XXII, who taught that the blessed do not see God until after general judgment. He was opposed by the theologians of the University of Paris. By cardinals and bishops and even by kings. So these were…we have the learned, the intellectuals, the theologians, who knew what was going on and were able to oppose the pope. And of course we have those in authority, the bishops. And we have lay people as well, the kings.
  • “The Code of Canon Law also tells us that we have a right to express our opinion, in Canon 212, section 3, ‘According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess,’ — and I think in this gathering…we’re showing our knowledge, the fact that we are heads of various organizations – our competence, and our prestige — we ‘have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful…’ And this is very important. We have, in other words, to go public on this.”
  • “‘Now it can be said…’ — this is written by…Melchior Cano, a famous theologian in the 16th century — ‘Now it can be said briefly that those who defend blindly and indiscriminately any judgment whatsoever of the Supreme Pontiff concerning every matter weaken the authority of the Apostolic See; they do not support it; they subvert it; they do not fortify it… . Peter has no need of our lies; he has no need of our adulation.’ In other words, we must be vigilant. We must be objective in our approach to the present crisis in the Church.”
(Agradeço o texto ao site Big Pulpit)

segunda-feira, 18 de maio de 2015

Vaticano vai esclarecer sobre o "Anjo da Paz"? Só acredito vendo.


Ontem, eu falei aqui que o Papa Francisco tinha chamado Mahmoud Abbas de "Anjo da Paz". A controvérsia continua.

Meu amigo Lura do Grilo comentou aqui no blog que talvez ele não tenha dito isso. Bom, as minhas fontes eram inúmeras, e eu usei um vídeo do momento em que ele disse do site Rome Reports.

Apareceu uma versão espanhola e italiana de que o Papa teria dito que Abbas "pode ser" um Anjo da Paz, querendo implicar que se Abbas buscar o caminho da paz com Israel ele será um "anjo de paz".

Edward Pertin colocou o que disseram diversas fontes, a maioria aponta que o Papa Francisco chamou realmente Abbas de "Anjo da Paz".

Pergunto: A Igreja vai esclarecer a história?

Duvido. Pois se disser que chamou Abbas de "Anjo da Paz", será lembrado dos seguintes fatos por inúmeros blogs, como o American Catholic:

1) Mahmoud Abbas ajudar a financiar o terrorismo nas Olimpíadas de Munique em 1972 que matou atletas israelenses;

2) Mahmoud Abbas escreveu dissertação de doutorado negando o holocausto judeu;

3) Mahmoud Abbas organizou o sequestro do navio italiano Achille Lauro durante o qual um veterano da segunda guerra dos Estados Unidos em cadeira de rodas, chamado Leon Kinghoffer, foi assassinado.

4) Abbas é riquíssimo, está no poder há quase 11 anos, e deve ter seguido o modelo de Arafat para ficar rico (corrupção);

5) Abbas nunca mostrou interesse em alcançar um acordo com Israel, mesmo porque pode ser morto pelas facções militares do Fatah se fizer isso.

Se, por outro lado, negar que disse, pode ofender a Abbas. E este pode se vingar. Ou Abbas pode contradizer o Papa, mesmo que o Papa não tenha dito.

Em suma, o Papa, ao dar um anjo para Abbas e relacioná-lo a um Anjo da Paz, fez um extrema estupidez política e também teológica. Infelizmente.

Rezemos pelo Papa Francisco.


sábado, 16 de maio de 2015

Papa Francisco chama Mahmoud Abbas de "Anjo da Paz"!!!


A bandeira acima é do Fatah, não parece uma bandeira que exalta a paz, não é? O Fatah é um partido político palestino que tem grupos paramilitares terroristas que de vez em quando atacam Israel. O presidente do partido é Mahmoud Abbas, que é lider há dez anos, não parece também ter muito apego pela democracia.

Pois, o Papa Francisco chamou Mahmoud Abbas de "Anjo da Paz", ao presentear Abbas com uma medalhão de um anjo. Vejam o momento em que Francisco fez isso, do site Rome Reports:


Abbas seguiu o modelo Al Gore e Raul Castro e colocou (ou observou) o Papa como defendendo o mesmo programa do Fatah (foto abaixo):


A Igreja Católica chamou a Palestina de Estado pela primeira vez na semana passada.

Li muito sobre o assunto, mas o ponto em comum dos textos que li, é a Igreja fez uma bobagem pois isso não ajuda o processo de Paz.

Li hoje sobre isso do jornal New York Post, de Linda Chavez.

Ela lembra, por exemplo, que o Fatah já recebeu oferta de estado três vezes e sempre preferiu a guerra. E agora a autoridade moral do Papa foi colocada do lado de quem pratica terrorismo e corrupção, em um momento de extrema perseguição religiosa de cristãos por muçulmanos.

Linda também fala da proximidade de Francisco com a Teologia da Libertação.

Vejamos parte do texto de Linda Chavez:


Pope Francis’ decision to give formal recognition to a Palestinian state is puzzling at best.
Some conservative Catholics — most prominently scholar and papal biographer George Weigel — have given a wide berth to the pope’s views on income inequality, climate change and how best to integrate gay and divorced Catholics into the Church’s ministry, even as the left has gleefully embraced the pontiff’s rhetoric.
Francis’ latest foray into controversy is harder to explain.
Unlike Francis’ positions on the poor, which Weigel avers are rooted in the pope’s pastoral history and mission, the decision on Palestinian statehood is purely political — and, as such, is open to criticism.
Jonathan Tobin, writing online in Commentary magazine, notes: “For all his good will, the pope is mistaken to think that giving the Palestinians such recognition will advance the peace process.”
Tobin reminds us the Palestinians were offered an independent state in 2000, 2001 (in an offer that included almost all of the West Bank, Gaza and part of Jerusalem) and 2008, and they refused to negotiate in 2013 and 2014 under an Obama administration-led framework that included a two-state solution.
I would go further: By signing a treaty with the Palestinians that includes recognition of the “state of Palestine,” Francis has legitimated the Hamas terrorists who govern Gaza and the corrupt Palestinian Authority that rules the West Bank.
Certainly Francis is not alone in rushing to embrace unilateral, non-negotiated Palestinian statehood.
Some 135 nations have done so, and parliaments in France, Britain, Spain and Ireland have urged their governments to recognize statehood, as well.
The Vatican has welcomed a Palestinian ambassador since the United Nations granted the Palestinians observer status in 2012. Nonetheless, his recent decision carries moral weight that in this case is deeply troubling.
As a political act, Francis’ recognition of Palestinian statehood is the most troubling evidence to date that he is indeed a man of the left.
Coupled with his overtures to radical priests in the Latin American Liberation Theology movement, it becomes harder to slough off the pope’s negative comments about “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world.”
The Vatican recently invited the founder of the Liberation Theology movement, Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutierrez, to write a piece for the official Vatican newspaper, excerpting a book by Gutierrez that owes as much to Karl Marx as Jesus Christ.
Francis also lifted the suspension of Maryknoll priest and former Marxist Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, who was famous in the 1980s for his denunciations of the United States and his support of armed revolution.
In d’Escoto’s case, Francis’ actions might be interpreted as bringing back into the fold an octogenarian prodigal son.
But unlike the original model in the parable, d’Escoto shows no remorse for his past distortions of the Christian gospel to endorse redistribution of wealth at the point of a gun.
For the estimated 60,000 Christians living in the Palestinian territories, radical Islam in the region, not Israel, is the main threat. Throughout the Middle East, Christians are fleeing the advance of ISIS and other Islamist jihadists, not the Israel Defense Forces.
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Chamar Abbas de "Anjo da Paz" realmente ultrapassou qualquer fronteira de bom senso, sem falar em Doutrina da Igreja.
A solução deve ser chamar Benjamin Netanyahu também de "anjo da paz" e assim destruir o que se pensa  sobre anjo e sobre paz.
A Igreja sob Francisco parece ter perdido os parâmetros do certo e errado em Cristo. 
Rezemos.

sexta-feira, 15 de maio de 2015

Boko Haram e Católicos: 100 mil Desabrigados, 10 mil Órfãos. 5 mil mortos. 350 Igrejas Destruídas.


A organização católica "Ajuda à Igreja que Sofre" relatou o que o grupo terrorista islâmico da Nigéria Boko Haram fez em seis anos contra católicos.

Vejam que é uma própria organização da Igreja que relata isso. E um membro da organização que acompanha de perto o desespero dos católicos nigerianos revela o que é preciso fazer: destruir o Boko Haram.

Vejamos texto do Premier Christian Radio:


100,000 Catholics left homeless by Boko Haram

Tue 12 May 2015
By Hannah Tooley
More than 5,000 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people have been displaced in north-eastern Nigeria, according to a Christian charity.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) says around 350 churches have been left in ruins in the Maiduguri diocese.
John Pontifex is from the charity, and told Premier that the 'Situation Report on the activities of Boko Haram in the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri' only focuses on Catholics in the region, "so one can only but imagine what it might be if you are somebody of another community who's also been affected."
He added that four of the diocese's five convents have closed and that: "up to 85% of the diocese was actually under the control of Boko Haram and huge swathes of the land evacuated to all intents and purposes of people - so for example 22 of the 40 parish centres and chaplaincies in that dioceses are in fact deserted.
"And as a result of all the killings... [there are] 7,000 widows and 10,000 orphans, a terrible situation indeed."
ACN has given £33,000 so far to provide food, shelter and medicine for displaced people and also Mass stipends for Maiduguri priests taking refuge in nearby Yola diocese.
John Pontifex went on to speak about the recent Nigerian election.
He said: "The fact that President Goodluck Jonathan was in fact ousted at the elections, is actually a sign of the public's massive discontent at the handling at the highest levels of the Boko Haram threat - which seemed all the while to be growing - with indications that the militant group were in receipt of quiet considerable behind-the-scenes support from groups within the government.
"What's needed now is the build-up of intelligent and other security operations to oust Boko Haram."
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Rezemos pelos católicos da Nigéria, que o mundo e a própria Igreja se levantem em defesa deles.


(Agradeço a informação ao site Jihad Watch)