Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There is no salvation outside the Church and the majority of people are going to Hell - Michael Voris
Cardinal Luiz Ladaria S.J and Pope Benedict XVI made a factual error : Analysis
This is also the orthodox teaching of the Catholic Church which the Dominicans will not affirm. So their criticism of Sr.Jane Dominic Laurel is not surprising.
Even the chaplain and priests at the University of St.Thoms Aquinas (Angelicum) Rome will not respond regarding the post above.They are all teaching theology with the same error of the International Theological Commission. Chaplains do not want to proclaim the Catholic Faith in public.
I have written about the incident at the High School in Charlotte, where Dominican Sister Jane Laurel gave a talk on human sexuality that produced sparked a mob reaction. Nun UNDER The Bus and Sister explains the situation. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue.
Charlotte diocese backs nun who gave school talk promoting Church teaching on homosexualityhttp://wdtprs.com/blog/
CHARLOTTE, NC, April 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of Charlotte is backing a Dominican nun who has been at the center of a fiery controversy since last month when she gave a speech promoting Catholic teaching on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School.
After a public meeting with diocesan and school officials turned ugly, with parents and students alike shouting at administrators over what they perceived as “hateful” remarks criticizing homosexual behavior, divorce and extra-marital sex, [To think... that's how conditioned people are now by the MSM and the "new normal".] a spokesman for the diocese told LifeSiteNews that the nun in question, Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, did nothing wrong and will be welcome to speak on the issue again if she chooses.
“Nothing in Sister’s talk opposed Church teaching,” Diocese of Charlotte Communications Director David Hains told LifeSiteNews in an email. “Sister would be welcomed to speak in the diocese in the future.”
Hains said Bishop Peter Jugis is expected to make further public comment on the situation soon.
Sr. Laurel’s critics have complained about a section of her talk in which she discussed scientific findings related to the causes of homosexuality. [And here I thought the Church embraced science.] According to the Charlotte Observer, she was accused of using “suspect anecdotes, antiquated data and broad generalizations to demonize gays and lesbians as well as divorced and single parents.” [That's right... if you state what the Church teaches, that homosexual acts are disordered, that's "demonizing".]
But one Catholic scientist says he recently heard the sister give the exact same speech she delivered to the students, and in his opinion, there is nothing in it to which a practicing Catholic could possibly object.
“I was in attendance at the same presentation when given on Long Island, NY a few months ago,” Dr. Gerard Nadal told LifeSiteNews. “In that meeting, Sister Jane gave medical and scientific data that came from reputable sources and were presented as examples of the consequences for human behavior that contravenes the moral magisterium of the Church. As a Ph.D. in medical science, and as a Catholic schooled extensively in my faith, I saw no contradictions, but rather a seamless presentation.”
Still, in light of all the controversy, Aquinas College announced in a press release Friday that Sr. Laurel has asked to take a sabbatical from her teaching and speaking duties for an indefinite amount of time.
After the sister’s speech at a school assembly last month, students at the school launched an internet petition drive demanding an apology from everyone involved with arranging the speech, which quickly garnered thousands of signatures. Some parents also initiated a letter-writing campaign to the school’s chaplain, the bishop and even the Vatican, to complain. [Complete with pitchforks and torches.]
Last week, school and diocesan officials held a public meeting to address the issue. The meeting attracted nearly 1,000 people, most of them offended by the nun’s remarks.
The Diocese of Charlotte’s newspaper, the Catholic News-Herald, reported that the meeting was acrimonious, with those who dared to speak out in support of Sr. Laurel or the Church being shouted down by an angry mob. The paper’s sources called the atmosphere “disrespectful” and “hate-filled.”
[... READ THE REST THERE... several quotes of reactions, all interesting...]
“Darkness has fallen upon us with all of the attendant confusion which it brings,” Kauth continued. “Our Lord can speak to this darkness just as He did in the beginning and say, let there be light.”
To read Fr. Kauth’s full statement regarding Sr. Laurel’s presentation click here.
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Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Luiz Ladaria S.J have made a major doctrinal error. So the position of the Society of St.Pius X should be reviewed.
Pope Benedict XVI declared that, for doctrinal rather than disciplinary reasons, the SSPX has no canonical status in the Catholic Church and, because of that lack of canonical status, the ministries exercised by its ministers are not legitimate in the Church...
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", stated on 22 December 2013 that the leaders of the Society are in schism, having departed from communion with the Church...
Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Luiz Ladaria S.J have made a major doctrinal error. So the position of the Society of St.Pius X should be reviewed.(1)
Even Cardinal Gerhard Muller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in an interview with Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register has assumed that there are explicit exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, mentioned in Vatican Council II. If he cannot name any such exception in 2014 he must concede that Vatican Council II does not contradict the SSPX's traditioal postion on other religions and Christian communities and churches.
Likewise Archbishop Augustine Di Noia in an interview with the National Catholic Register indicated that Lumen Gentium 8 (those saved with elements of sanctification and truth) is an explicit exception to the traditional interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Since he cannot name any particular case who will be saved as such or has been saved as such, he should admit that Vatican Council II does not contradict the traditional and literal interpretation of the dogma on exclusive salvation.So this would be a big change in the Magisterium's understanding of doctrine with respect to salvation, Vatican Council II and Tradition.
For Catholics, assistance at Mass celebrated by priests of the Society is not in itself a sin. However, assistance at Mass celebrated by a priest not in good standing with the Church "deprives participation at Mass of that fullness of communion with Christ and his Church which the Mass, by its very nature and in all its forms, is called to express".
Fr.Edward McNamara is the Dean of Theology at the University Pontificial Regina Apostolurum (UPRA) of the Legionaries of Christ in Rome. Inspite of so many e-mails sent to him, he will not respond.Neither will Fr.P.Scarafoni the Rector of the Legionaries of Christ , European University in Rome affirm the Catholic Faith on exclusive salvation, accoding to Vatican Council II (AG 7) etc.
Does the Mass which Fr.McNamara O.P offer have 'the fullness of communion' when he will not affirm the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus in accord with Vatican Council II ? He interprets the Catechism of the Catholic Church(846) as a break with the past teachings on salvation ?
Could not the SSPX complain about him and so many other Legionaries of Christ priests in Rome including Fr.Paolo Scarafoni ?
Even the Legion of Christ priests reject Vatican Council II if they assume there are known exceptions mentioned in the Council to extra ecclesiam nulla salus.This is irrational.
Islamic apologists in the West routinely claim that Islam has no death penalty for apostasy. Unfortunately, misunderstanders of Islam abound in large numbers, and for some reason they cannot shake the notion that Islam does mandate death for those who are considered to have left the faith. Why do they persist in this misunderstanding? Maybe it’s because Muhammad commanded: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi`i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-`ashriyyah, Al-Ja`fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”
There is only disagreement over whether the law applies only to men, or to women also – some authorities hold that apostate women should not be killed, but only imprisoned in their houses until death.
“Mystery over girl’s murder in church,” by Oluwatoyin Malik for the Nigerian Tribune, April 6:
Could a man order his daughter’s murder just because she changed faith? If that was not the case, who and what could have been responsible for the death of 19-year-old Kaosara Isiaka, who was hacked to death inside Calvary Church, Ayekale area, Ibadan, Oyo State where she attended a vigil service?This was the mystery the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Iyaganku, of Oyo State Police Command tried to resolve when the case was transferred to its Homicide Section in March from Agugu Division which handled it initially.Aside Kaosara who was killed, the pastor of the church, Pastor Daniel Oladimeji (50); his wife; and a member of the church, one Anu Olumuyiwa, were also seriously injured, with the pastor mostly affected, as he is yet to fully recover from the deep machete cuts inflicted on his head and body.Initially, he was given up for the dead as no one thought he could survive the injuries. Crime Reports findings revealed that unknown attackers invaded the church on February 26 at about 3.45a.m. The pastor and others were sleeping when the invaders came. As he woke up, the pastor reportedly started pleading that he and his members should be spared, but the hoodlums were quoted to have said that they had been paid for the lives of their captives.Crime Reports learnt that the hoodlums spent about 30minutes. While others kept watch outside, one of them was said to have inflicted fatal machete cuts on Kaosara, the pastor, his wife and Anu before leaving with the cleric’s phone and his wife’s money.After the attackers left, the pastor reportedly struggled to call his in-law who came over to rush him and others to Mobolaji Hospital, Oremeji area, Ibadan. Unfortunately, Kaosara gave up the ghost while doctors also battled to save Pastor Oladimeji’s life and those of his wife and church member. Though he had been discharged, the pastor is yet to fully recover, according to a reliable source.According to the pastor, “before the incident, Kaosara had told me that her father threatened to kill her, as he did not want her to become a Christian, being a muslim himself. I never knew the father, but she used to tell me that he was wicked. It was because of this she preferred to sleep in the church.“On the fateful day, we were inside the church sleeping when a man came in and started asking of Kaosara. He started using a cutlass to inflict injury on me. Before the attack on me, I heard Anu, another girl who was inside the church too, shouting for help. As I fell down, I heard Kaosara’s agonising cry too. I didn’t know anything again until I woke up in the hospital.”Anu (19), also said: “I was in the church to pray about my coming Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). I woke up from sleep when a man attacked the pastor with cutlass after gaining entry into the church. The man came to me and asked of Kaosara. I told him I didn’t know where she was and he landed a machete blow on my head.“He moved around and saw Kaosara where she was. He started inflicting machete cuts on her. The man came to me again and asked of the pastor’s wife; again, I told him I didn’t know. He hit me with the cutlass the second time and said he had been sent to kill pastor and Kaosara. He thereafter collected pastor’s phone as well as money belonging to the pastor’s wife.”However, Isiaka denied being responsible for the attack on and killing of his daughter, saying that she was his first child and he would not have wished her evil. The man, an automobile technician turned bricklayer, told Crime Reports that he was informed of his daughter’s predicament on February 26.“It is true I knew that she was attending church but I never stopped her. My daughter was a wayward girl who liked men and before her death, I cautioned her severally, but she did not listen to me. Before her death, she accused her younger sister of stealing and I reprimanded her.Because of this, she left for her mother’s younger sister’s place.“My daughter was an apprentice with a woman popularly called Iya Ibeji, from whom she was learning fashion designing. I knew it was the woman who introduced her to church but I didn’t know the church or the pastor. I never sent anyone after my daughter and I don’t know the person who went to the church to kill her,” Isiaka said.Meanwhile, Crime Reports learnt the suspect was charged to court and remanded in prison custody.
Baby Charged With Attempted Murder, Goes Into Hiding in Pakistan
Relatives of a nine-month-old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, a relative said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional criminal justice system.
Mohammad Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.
"Police are vindictive. Now they are trying to settle the issue on personal grounds, that's why I sent my grandson to Faisalabad for protection," the baby's grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, told Reuters, referring to a central Pakistani city.
The baby is on bail and due to appear at the next hearing on April 12 but Yasin said he was not sure if he would take him to court for the case.
"There is immense pressure on me from various corners," he said.
At his first appearance in court last week, Musa cried while his fingerprints were taken by a court official. Later, the baby sucked on a bottle of milk and tried to grab journalists' microphones as his grandfather spoke to the media.
"He does not even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly, how can he stone the police?" Yasin asked journalists at the court last Thursday.
The baby was apparently charged because an assistant sub-inspector complained in a crime report that Musa's whole family had beaten him up and injured his head.— Reuters
The problem with most of what the governor of Xinjiang, Nur Bekri, denounces here as “heresy” is that it can easily be justified from Islamic texts — as you can see below, where I have cited the relevant texts after Bekri’s particular assertions. This is why Bekri and the Chinese authorities will find that the problem of “religious extremism” is a “tumor” that is not as easy to excise as they might think.
“China official says Islamists seek to ban laughter and crying,” from Reuters, April 7 (thanks to Maxwell):
(Reuters) – The governor of China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the “tumour” of extremism.Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia, has been beset by violence for years, blamed by the government on Islamist militants and separatists.Exiles and many rights groups say the real cause of the unrest is China’s heavy-handed policies, including curbs on Islam and the culture and language of the Muslim Uighur people who call Xinjiang home.China’s nervousness about Islamist extremism has grown since a car burst into flames on the edge of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in October, and 29 people were stabbed to death last month in the southwestern city of Kunming.Beijing blamed Xinjiang militants for both.Writing in the official Xinjiang Daily, Xinjiang governor Nur Bekri said that acts of terror had been made possible by extremists taking advantage of people’s faith, especially “young people who have seen little of the world”.“In order to incite fanaticism and control believers, religious extremists have blatantly distorted religious teachings, making up heresy such as ‘jihadist martyrs go to heaven,’ ‘killing a pagan is worth over 10 years of piety,’ and ‘one gets whatever one wants in heaven’,” he wrote.“They use this to bewilder believers into what they believe is ‘jihad’ in the form of suicide terrorist attacks or other violence,” Bekri added.
“Jihadist martyrs go to heaven” is a heresy? But the Qur’an says: “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (9:111) The believers give their lives and their properties to Allah, and kill and are killed in his cause, and in exchange they will have Paradise. Is that not “jihadist martyrs go to heaven”?
People who do not follow the strictures of the Islamists are condemned by them as “traitors” and “scum”, he said.China’s ruling atheist Communist Party has issued similar warnings in the past about extremism, accompanied by a harsh crackdown on suspected militants.Uighurs have traditionally followed a moderate form of Islam, but many have begun adopting practices more commonly seen in Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, such as full-face veils for women, as China has intensified a security crackdown in recent years.Bekri, an Uighur himself, accused the militants of ignoring the region’s own traditions and of wanting to enforce a strict theocratic society.“They … push the banning of watching television, listen to the radio, reading newspapers, singing and dancing, not allowing laughter at weddings nor crying at funerals,” he added. “They force men to grow beards and women to wear the burkha.”
A hadith has Muhammad saying: “A dead person is punished by his relatives weeping over him” (Bukhari 28.1226).
In another hadith, Muhammad is said to have “ordered the moustache to be trimmed and the beard to be left.” (Muwatta Malik 51.1.1)
And in yet another hadith, Muhammad is depicted as saying that “when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this, and he pointed to her face and hands.” (Abu Dawud 32.4092)
Extremists are also demanding that not only food, but also cosmetics, medicine and clothing be halal, and push the idea that government-subsidised housing is not halal and to be avoided, Bekri wrote.“Resolutely eliminate the tumour of religious extremism,” he added.