Cardinal Burke, Kerry hater, Removed ...

Cardinal Burke, Kerry hater, Removed by Pope!

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Sick Rantorum

United States

#1 Dec 17, 2013
Cardinal Burke, a favorite of the catholic right wing, has been removed from the Congregation of Bishops, the group who selects new Bishops.

Burke is perhaps best known for saying he would refuse John Kerry communion.

Seen as a shot across the bow to the churches right wing, speculation is Cardinal Dolan is next.

Flush Limpballs is OUTRAGED!

ROTFLMAO
Benedictines

United States

#2 Dec 17, 2013
"Thank you Jesus"!
skip the hyporcrites

Waterford, PA

#3 Dec 17, 2013
Evidently Cardinal Burke never read the Catholic Catechism which refers to the idea that personal conscience is the final arbiter of Jesusosity...or something like that.(Jesus speaks personally to individuals as the story goes...)

Miss U Chandu, wherever you are :)
Agnostic

United States

#4 Dec 17, 2013
Believe or not, it is still good to see hateful bigots removed from power.

Burke is probably knee deep in the closet and is projecting all the self hate he was taught on gays and women.
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#5 Dec 17, 2013
Agnostic wrote:
Believe or not, it is still good to see hateful bigots removed from power.
Burke is probably knee deep in the closet and is projecting all the self hate he was taught on gays and women.
Side topic question friend. Why do you say agnostic? Do you not know that agnostics are atheists? Anyone who doesn't affirm a religious faith belief is an atheist. Embrace that my friend. Honest and accurate words won't hurt you if your intentions tend toward honesty.
Agnostic

United States

#6 Dec 17, 2013
tryptich wrote:
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Side topic question friend. Why do you say agnostic? Do you not know that agnostics are atheists? Anyone who doesn't affirm a religious faith belief is an atheist. Embrace that my friend. Honest and accurate words won't hurt you if your intentions tend toward honesty.
I believe there is a "higher power" that orders the universe. Not to believe so wold be monumentally concieted, even for a human. I do not believe we are Gods primary concern. That is also monmentally concieted.
One thing I am sure of - there is no limit to mans ego.
Agnostic

United States

#7 Dec 17, 2013
No higher power than man? Next time youu're in a hurricane or earthqake snap your fingers and make it stop. Bottom line - we are no better and far often worse than any other animal on this planet.
Agnostic

United States

#8 Dec 17, 2013
Conceited. English seldom follows it's own rules sch as the "e" sound is nearly always "e" after "I".:-)
nothingness

United States

#9 Dec 17, 2013
Also labels such as atheist, agnostic, christian etc are very limiting. I define myself with choices and actions.
nothingness

United States

#10 Dec 17, 2013
When that earthqjake you couldn't stop by snapping yor fingers triggers a landslide heading for you, the landslide doesn't give a rats ass if you were a good person or not. It is following the natural order of the universe. Good and bad are impotant among men, not to the higher power.
Chandu

Warren, OH

#11 Dec 17, 2013
"1782. Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. "He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters."

The US Bishops are violating this very clear instruction of the Church when they claim Obamacare forces Catholics to violate their conscience. 98% of catholics have used contraception with a clear conscience.

A clear majority of Catholics support a woman's freedom to control her reproduction and health care decisions.

No Bishop has the right to obfuscate the words of the Catechism. The Catechism was created before US Bishops were appointed by political Popes.

The Supreme Court should rule that the Bishops have no standing to make claims grounded in the consciences of anyone without evidence supporting that claim.
Ravenal

Warren, OH

#12 Dec 17, 2013
The conscience of Christ Himself was clear when he gave Communion to Judas at the Last Supper.
sick rantorm

United States

#13 Dec 17, 2013
Chandu wrote:
"1782. Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. "He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters."
The US Bishops are violating this very clear instruction of the Church when they claim Obamacare forces Catholics to violate their conscience. 98% of catholics have used contraception with a clear conscience.
A clear majority of Catholics support a woman's freedom to control her reproduction and health care decisions.
No Bishop has the right to obfuscate the words of the Catechism. The Catechism was created before US Bishops were appointed by political Popes.
The Supreme Court should rule that the Bishops have no standing to make claims grounded in the consciences of anyone without evidence supporting that claim.
good post
tao of pooh

United States

#14 Dec 17, 2013
It seems to me for man to actualize his highest potential, he (and she) should try to understand and exist in harmony with our very, very small place in the grand scheme of things, also sometimes referred to as the tao, instead of assuming we are Gods chosen masters of the universe. Judging from or bad behavior on the small scale of this planet, we are doing a piss poor job.
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#15 Dec 17, 2013
Agnostic wrote:
<quoted text>I believe there is a "higher power" that orders the universe. Not to believe so wold be monumentally concieted, even for a human. I do not believe we are Gods primary concern. That is also monmentally concieted.
One thing I am sure of - there is no limit to mans ego.
You seem a little confused Agnes of God. If you do not believe we are God's primary concern you believe in a god and which by definition means you can be neither an agnostic nor an atheist, though they are both defined by a failure to believe i.e. affirm any god. Second verse same as the first.

I too think there are higher powers than man: hurricanes, nuclear events...and on it goes. BTW Freud's theory of the ego, superego and the Id are machinations not even accepted by all in the field. Helpful however for a believer who's in search of a novel way to put up a straw man representing atheists with which to smear with yet another misrepresentation of truth.

The word stoopid was coined just for people like you.
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#16 Dec 17, 2013
Agnostic wrote:
No higher power than man? Next time youu're in a hurricane or earthqake snap your fingers and make it stop. Bottom line - we are no better and far often worse than any other animal on this planet.
I could snap my fingers and stop a hurricane if I wanted but don't need to prove myself and it's wrong for you to even challenge me. Just kidding. That's what Christians say when you ask them to ask their god for such a demonstration. See? We can use stupid on you just as easily as you think you're getting out of it by using it on us. Only we know better.
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#17 Dec 17, 2013
Chandu wrote:
"1782. Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. "He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters."
The US Bishops are violating this very clear instruction of the Church when they claim Obamacare forces Catholics to violate their conscience. 98% of catholics have used contraception with a clear conscience.
A clear majority of Catholics support a woman's freedom to control her reproduction and health care decisions.
No Bishop has the right to obfuscate the words of the Catechism. The Catechism was created before US Bishops were appointed by political Popes.
The Supreme Court should rule that the Bishops have no standing to make claims grounded in the consciences of anyone without evidence supporting that claim.
Thanks Stu but I wish it was Chandu instead of you :( Hope she's well.
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#18 Dec 17, 2013
Ravenal wrote:
The conscience of Christ Himself was clear when he gave Communion to Judas at the Last Supper.
You're not Ravenal. He's too busy counting his money. He has no time for Topix.
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#19 Dec 17, 2013
tao of pooh wrote:
It seems to me for man to actualize his highest potential, he (and she) should try to understand and exist in harmony with our very, very small place in the grand scheme of things, also sometimes referred to as the tao, instead of assuming we are Gods chosen masters of the universe. Judging from or bad behavior on the small scale of this planet, we are doing a piss poor job.
Is people's 180 degree free will choices a part of you're harmonious perception or is it one thing everyone should or must see regardless of what they wish? I await your reply with baited breath...provided that's not to disharmonious an expression. I'm kidding but you get the drift :)
tryptich

Waterford, PA

#20 Dec 17, 2013
nothingness wrote:
Also labels such as atheist, agnostic, christian etc are very limiting. I define myself with choices and actions.
Do you always speak in grandisms or are we just the lucky selected few you thought you try one on? To be agnostic is akin to saying that you don't affirm a god because you don't merely believe in one, normally rooted in the same reason people don't believe in unicorns as real.

So what is limiting in admitting you don't have enough knowledge to affirm something is true? Are you just using a label and limiting yourself when you say you're stupid because you don't know the exact number of people that have been killed in all wars worldwide?

Hey wait. That is a label. And maybe that label is right. As they say, if the shoe fits...

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