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WestHempsteadGal

Bay Shore, NY

#8435 Oct 4, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>seems to me Anthony is engaging in the real behavior that he accuses you of. Take for instance his love affair with the current occupant of the white house. Last night Mitt had to "school" Barry with the facts of life. In doing so, he exposed the occupant for the utter lightweight he is. I hear the latest excuse from that intellect Al Gore that "Obama may have had altitude sickness.".You can't make this stuff up Folks!!!
Anthony, try to be intellectually honest both with your Catholic faith and your obsession with both Msgr. Jim and Barry.
Next week we will see the brilliance of Paul Ryan debate "crazy uncle joe".
Will crazy joe bring props?? Stay tuned!
I say he brings the "chains that shackled" our African American ancestors.
Obama didn't know how to answer because without a teleprompter he can't. He's smooth and slick but he's not bright. When Anthony the EM doesn't know what to say, the steam starts to rise from his head, with his rage causing his head almost to explode and then he just curses. Because that's all he knows. That and how to run relentlessly after a priest, panting like a lovesick 13 year old boy! I'm sure his wife loves seeing him look like a fool acting that way. It is laughable, but also disturbing. He should focus on his marriage, his wife and his family. He's a grown married (Catholic) Man, Husband, Father and EM. And as we know, Msgr. Jim has a multitude of other "Anthony" type fans/buddies/stalkers. Each one thinking they're really his "true" bff and confidant. lol
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8436 Oct 5, 2012
WestHempsteadGal wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama didn't know how to answer because without a teleprompter he can't. He's smooth and slick but he's not bright. When Anthony the EM doesn't know what to say, the steam starts to rise from his head, with his rage causing his head almost to explode and then he just curses. Because that's all he knows. That and how to run relentlessly after a priest, panting like a lovesick 13 year old boy! I'm sure his wife loves seeing him look like a fool acting that way. It is laughable, but also disturbing. He should focus on his marriage, his wife and his family. He's a grown married (Catholic) Man, Husband, Father and EM. And as we know, Msgr. Jim has a multitude of other "Anthony" type fans/buddies/stalkers. Each one thinking they're really his "true" bff and confidant. lol
Very well put WHG. I believe Anthony had gone out on a limb and cut the limb off behind him and is now in a free-fall. He had destroyed any idea of being a Catholic once he stated that he did not think that the Pope, or the Vatican, nor Bishops had the right to tell a Woman what to do with her own Body. I truly believe that Anthony is ignorant of what the message of Jesus was. He has no knowledge of what is written in the Bible, nor the Catholic Catechism. Is he ignorant? I do not think so. I believe he is not willing to give up his lifestyle and wishes to pander to his flesh and continue appeasing it, instead of his soul. He is a liberal, and has proven that in most of his posts. He does not want any restraints put on him, or his family. He is pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-Gay marriage. He remains(according to his mind)
a catholic to further the Apostasy that has invaded our Church.
He and others like him, like to go to mass dressed like they were going to a picnic, or a beach party,rather than the celebration of Jesus, body , blood, Soul, and Divinity. His antics around the Altar show his unknowledgeability, that he is in the presence of GOD, by his shoulder patting of the Pastor. He (like OBAMA) is an actor, and a charlatan, going through the motions, and having no real meaning or soul behind what he is doing. He is the blind being lead by the blind. From whence he is getting these false teachings I can only guess, and not state, as it would be false without definitive proof. All of the good catholics that have posted here have explained themselves, and their basis of beliefs are founded on the Bible, and the Catholic Catechism. We are also not to judge people, but can expound on their actions as not being Catholic, and according to the teachings handed down to us by Jesus, through Peter our first Pope.
As I have said, Anthony has gone out too far on the limb of false Catholicism, and Apostasy, to retract what he has posted, and there is no way he can undo what he has stated. Our Lord can only perform these feats, including the healing of "Itchy Watch", and his obsessive actions.
I did not watch the Debate, but read and watched the high-lights of the debates. I had been praying that Obama would be struck with confusion and chaos in his mind. Our Lord had answered that prayer(according to his will), and pray for the total destruction of Socialism in our country. People seem to forget so soon of the Atheistic country that the USSR was, and probably still is. I pray every night that our Pope Benedict XVI will receive a very strong urging from our Lord, for him to reconsecrate the country of Russia to our Blessed Mother Mary, queen of Heaven and earth, as I believe that blessed J.P.2nd did not perform it as Mary had requested in her apparition, and there is need for it to be done correctly as she had requested.
Praying and awaiting our Lords answers.
Dominus Vobiscum
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8438 Oct 5, 2012
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8439 Oct 5, 2012
Folks, I found a solution for "Itchy Watch":

In "welcome" to new Catholic archbishop, Episcopal leader calls Catholic teaching on marriage 'oppression'

CWN - October 03, 2012

On the eve of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s installation in San Francisco, the Episcopal Church’s bishop of California has written a letter to his faithful attacking the stand of the Catholic Church on marriage and inviting disaffected Catholics to join the Episcopal Church.

“Bishop Cordileone was an active supporter of Proposition 8, which I and the other Episcopal bishops throughout California opposed,” writes the Episcopal Church Bishop Marc Andrus.

“We make no peace with oppression,” he added.“The recognition of the dignity and rights, within civil society and the Church of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered people, and of women are as core to our proclamation of the Gospel as our solidarity with the poor, with victims of violence and political oppression, and with the Earth.”

Archbishop Cordileone is chairman of the Subcommittee on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“Some Catholics may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileone’s installation and they may come to The Episcopal Church,” Bishop Andrus continued.“We should welcome them as our sisters and brothers. Even as we welcome those who may join us and look for ways to work with our Roman Catholic siblings in the faith, we will not be silenced in our proclamation of God’s inclusion.”

There you go Anthony, and open invitation by the Episcopal Church Bishop. You will be right at home and I am sure you will find many in the Episcopal Church for your to follow around like the "lap-dog"
you are, and obsess over their leaders, who will cheer Obamaism(socialism), same sex marriage, abortion, homosexual acts....etc.
Take your Catholic Apostasy with you, I can just see Msgr crying over your leaving, as he gets one of the ushers to take your place! See Anthony, GOD has answered your prayers. I had hoped that you would be transformed into a true faithful catholic,but instead you were transformed into an "Episcopal" as their leaders echo your beliefs.
Dominus Vobiscum

P.S. The Arch Bishop Cordileone is very Conservative, so stay away from San Francisco, unless you are going to become an Episcopalian, then you will be at home with Episcopalian Bishop
Marc Andrus.
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8440 Oct 5, 2012
Bruser wrote:
Folks, I found a solution for "Itchy Watch":
In "welcome" to new Catholic archbishop, Episcopal leader calls Catholic teaching on marriage 'oppression'
CWN - October 03, 2012
On the eve of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s installation in San Francisco, the Episcopal Church’s bishop of California has written a letter to his faithful attacking the stand of the Catholic Church on marriage and inviting disaffected Catholics to join the Episcopal Church.
“Bishop Cordileone was an active supporter of Proposition 8, which I and the other Episcopal bishops throughout California opposed,” writes the Episcopal Church Bishop Marc Andrus.
“We make no peace with oppression,” he added.“The recognition of the dignity and rights, within civil society and the Church of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered people, and of women are as core to our proclamation of the Gospel as our solidarity with the poor, with victims of violence and political oppression, and with the Earth.”
Archbishop Cordileone is chairman of the Subcommittee on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“Some Catholics may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileone’s installation and they may come to The Episcopal Church,” Bishop Andrus continued.“We should welcome them as our sisters and brothers. Even as we welcome those who may join us and look for ways to work with our Roman Catholic siblings in the faith, we will not be silenced in our proclamation of God’s inclusion.”
There you go Anthony, and open invitation by the Episcopal Church Bishop. You will be right at home and I am sure you will find many in the Episcopal Church for your to follow around like the "lap-dog"
you are, and obsess over their leaders, who will cheer Obamaism(socialism), same sex marriage, abortion, homosexual acts....etc.
Take your Catholic Apostasy with you, I can just see Msgr crying over your leaving, as he gets one of the ushers to take your place! See Anthony, GOD has answered your prayers. I had hoped that you would be transformed into a true faithful catholic,but instead you were transformed into an "Episcopal" as their leaders echo your beliefs.
Dominus Vobiscum
P.S. The Arch Bishop Cordileone is very Conservative, so stay away from San Francisco, unless you are going to become an Episcopalian, then you will be at home with Episcopalian Bishop
Marc Andrus.
perfect match for Anthony. Great work Bruser. I wonder if the communion distributors (they do not believe in the real presence) can service the toddlers in the congregation as does our ANTHONY,
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8441 Oct 6, 2012
DIVINE MERCY PRAYERS:
Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious,

and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard -- upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
Lou Gia

New York, NY

#8442 Oct 6, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Well said Lou. I think Anthony must come to the conclusion by now that he is, let me be kind, "a useful idiot" for the Pastor. But then again, love is strange....
We've seen, and continue to see Anthony's inappropriate and bizarre behavior in regard to his "Monsignor Crush" and we certainly hear all about it! Lol..and then there's his anti Catholic Church rants and posts and his vile, vulgar language on these posts, and yet he still goes up there as an EM. Because he can't stand the Catholic Church except for when it suits him, i.e. being on the altar next to his buddy and crush Msgr. Jim! Yes we need more Catholic Men like Anthony the EM! Can't wait for the Masquerade Ball. He'll want to be sitting on Msgr.'s lap!!(poor guy, Msgr. that is!)
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8443 Oct 6, 2012
Lou Gia wrote:
<quoted text>
We've seen, and continue to see Anthony's inappropriate and bizarre behavior in regard to his "Monsignor Crush" and we certainly hear all about it! Lol..and then there's his anti Catholic Church rants and posts and his vile, vulgar language on these posts, and yet he still goes up there as an EM. Because he can't stand the Catholic Church except for when it suits him, i.e. being on the altar next to his buddy and crush Msgr. Jim! Yes we need more Catholic Men like Anthony the EM! Can't wait for the Masquerade Ball. He'll want to be sitting on Msgr.'s lap!!(poor guy, Msgr. that is!)
will he be wearing his EM costume along with a mask?

How absurd! With the weekly costumes that some of the parishioners wear, it seems a bit insane to encourage them to attend such a fund raiser. You know some of them will come in full costume besides Anthony.
The dress code at OLL IS SLOPPY AND INAPPROPRIATE

Another strange occurrence since the Pastor arrived. Frankly,' I'm confused why Jim has never addressed this?
(Along with the strollers and beverage drinking at Mass.) So inappropriate.
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8444 Oct 6, 2012
Lou Gia wrote:
<quoted text>
We've seen, and continue to see Anthony's inappropriate and bizarre behavior in regard to his "Monsignor Crush" and we certainly hear all about it! Lol..and then there's his anti Catholic Church rants and posts and his vile, vulgar language on these posts, and yet he still goes up there as an EM. Because he can't stand the Catholic Church except for when it suits him, i.e. being on the altar next to his buddy and crush Msgr. Jim! Yes we need more Catholic Men like Anthony the EM! Can't wait for the Masquerade Ball. He'll want to be sitting on Msgr.'s lap!!(poor guy, Msgr. that is!)
you know, as well as the rest of us who post here, that Anthony is no more than a useful idiot for the Pastor.
WestHempsteadGal

Bay Shore, NY

#8445 Oct 6, 2012
Happy 60th 1/2 Birthday to our dear friend Msgr. Jim!!
Hard to believe that Anthony the EM started his rage fest on this forum (although having had followed Bruser on several sites for years), when Toni Pom Pom 6 months ago posted Msgr. Jim a Happy 60th Birthday. Anthony insisted that wasn't, or couldn't possibly be true, although it's easily verifed online. His rage, cursing, anger, anti Catholic Church posts continued on here since then.
After all NO ONE else knows Jim or loves him like Anthony the EM!! LOL
Maybe they'll be cupcakes in the Sacristy today! I really don't know how you manage to keep straight faces Frank and Lou!!
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8446 Oct 7, 2012
WestHempsteadGal wrote:
Happy 60th 1/2 Birthday to our dear friend Msgr. Jim!!
Hard to believe that Anthony the EM started his rage fest on this forum (although having had followed Bruser on several sites for years), when Toni Pom Pom 6 months ago posted Msgr. Jim a Happy 60th Birthday. Anthony insisted that wasn't, or couldn't possibly be true, although it's easily verifed online. His rage, cursing, anger, anti Catholic Church posts continued on here since then.
After all NO ONE else knows Jim or loves him like Anthony the EM!! LOL
Maybe they'll be cupcakes in the Sacristy today! I really don't know how you manage to keep straight faces Frank and Lou!!
Folks, I think it best to remember the lesson Jesus said about forgiveness in Mathew 18. He gave the lesson about the slave that owed his master 10,000 tallents(about $10,000,000 in silver) and was forgiven his debt, and going out he found a slave that owed him 100 denarii( denarii worth 18 cents) and had him thrown into prison. Please for our sakes as well as for Anthony's we should not dwell on his rants and actions, but to have pity on him, as we ask for pity from our Lord for our own failings. He is in a dark place right now, and he is drowning , and for us to cast more water on him does no good for either one of us. To ignore him or answer with <IGNORE FALSE CATHOLIC> should be good enough. He will not recognize his mistakes as he is being blinded, and being led away from the Catholic teachings. I know our human instincts want us to react for the wrong we feel, but that type of action is for the world not us. I have done that, and am guilty of that reaction also, which is what the Devil is achieving by driving Anthony to post has he has been doing. Let us dwell on Jesus, and the love we feel and how good we feel being active Catholics, and pray for the removal of the Evil one Obama, and ask for our salvation through our Lord. We must pray for our lost brothers and sisters, and leave the change and salvation up to our GOD, for there is nothing that we can do about this situation. You folks have given me so much joy in your Catholic actions and prayers, and let us remain in our Lords love, and just put Anthony out of our minds, but constantly in our prayers.
Anyway, it was a great debate, and I believe that Romney if he keeps up the intelligence he has shown will pull in the independent voters, although the Evil one Obama, will try to steal away the election, and we must pray that Romney will win the election in a land-slide. I read where the DNC had received $150 million donations, many using credit cards which the DNC was penalized for during the last presidential election. It is desperation time for the Democ-rats, and we must not pay attention to any polls that come out as they over-sample the Democ-rats inorder to have it appear that Obama is winning in the polls. This is not true, and the Election we pray will prove that. How any active Catholic could vote for a President that has attacked our faith is unbelievable to me. I am turning 80 years old soon (God willing) and every time I think I had observed much in this world, I am shocked by what people do and think. We can not leave this world, but we do not have to be part of it. GOD bless you all this Sunday, peace and love to you all through our Lord and savior Jesus.
Dominus Vobiscum
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8447 Oct 7, 2012
DIVINE MERCY PRAYERS:

Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8449 Oct 7, 2012
Bruser wrote:
<quoted text>
Folks, I think it best to remember the lesson Jesus said about forgiveness in Mathew 18. He gave the lesson about the slave that owed his master 10,000 tallents(about $10,000,000 in silver) and was forgiven his debt, and going out he found a slave that owed him 100 denarii( denarii worth 18 cents) and had him thrown into prison. Please for our sakes as well as for Anthony's we should not dwell on his rants and actions, but to have pity on him, as we ask for pity from our Lord for our own failings. He is in a dark place right now, and he is drowning , and for us to cast more water on him does no good for either one of us. To ignore him or answer with <IGNORE FALSE CATHOLIC> should be good enough. He will not recognize his mistakes as he is being blinded, and being led away from the Catholic teachings. I know our human instincts want us to react for the wrong we feel, but that type of action is for the world not us. I have done that, and am guilty of that reaction also, which is what the Devil is achieving by driving Anthony to post has he has been doing. Let us dwell on Jesus, and the love we feel and how good we feel being active Catholics, and pray for the removal of the Evil one Obama, and ask for our salvation through our Lord. We must pray for our lost brothers and sisters, and leave the change and salvation up to our GOD, for there is nothing that we can do about this situation. You folks have given me so much joy in your Catholic actions and prayers, and let us remain in our Lords love, and just put Anthony out of our minds, but constantly in our prayers.
Anyway, it was a great debate, and I believe that Romney if he keeps up the intelligence he has shown will pull in the independent voters, although the Evil one Obama, will try to steal away the election, and we must pray that Romney will win the election in a land-slide. I read where the DNC had received $150 million donations, many using credit cards which the DNC was penalized for during the last presidential election. It is desperation time for the Democ-rats, and we must not pay attention to any polls that come out as they over-sample the Democ-rats inorder to have it appear that Obama is winning in the polls. This is not true, and the Election we pray will prove that. How any active Catholic could vote for a President that has attacked our faith is unbelievable to me. I am turning 80 years old soon (God willing) and every time I think I had observed much in this world, I am shocked by what people do and think. We can not leave this world, but we do not have to be part of it. GOD bless you all this Sunday, peace and love to you all through our Lord and savior Jesus.
Dominus Vobiscum
well said Bruser. It's just that WHG is correct in,pointing out that all the rage of Anthony started with his silly rebukes to the Pastors real age. I for one, will take your sage advice and ignore Anthony and not respond to his tirades However, if he continues to curse, especially when responding to the ladies, I will call him out on that behavior. I know he is to be pitied, but the vulgarity must stop.
It only demeans him and he must be challenged and embarrassed in this forum when he resorts to this.

It is strange coming from a man with a wonderful faithful wife and two lovely daughters.
Voice of Reason

Massapequa, NY

#8450 Oct 8, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>well said Bruser. It's just that WHG is correct in,pointing out that all the rage of Anthony started with his silly rebukes to the Pastors real age. I for one, will take your sage advice and ignore Anthony and not respond to his tirades However, if he continues to curse, especially when responding to the ladies, I will call him out on that behavior. I know he is to be pitied, but the vulgarity must stop.
It only demeans him and he must be challenged and embarrassed in this forum when he resorts to this.
It is strange coming from a man with a wonderful faithful wife and two lovely daughters.
I understand fully Frank, but as for me, it will lead to me attacking him in a manor I do not wish to revisit. Growing up as a boxer, I learned not to give up until someone was "out cold", I guess that is still deep inside me, and I do not want to bring it to the surface. I will instead handle it as I must to contain the "Boxer", but at my age the only boxing I would do is with "Kid Grapefruit"...lol.
Voice of Reason

Massapequa, NY

#8451 Oct 8, 2012
Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,

I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans."

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8452 Oct 8, 2012
Obama and Social Justice:

Obama and Social Justice:

Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8454 Oct 9, 2012
Frank, did you read this??:
No more talks with Catholic rebels: Vatican official
The Vatican plans no more talks with rebel Catholic traditionalists who insist the Church must revoke modernizing reforms launched five decades ago, Pope Benedict’s main doctrinal official has told a German interviewer.

Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, who took up his post as head of the powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in July, said in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday that the Church could not negotiate away the fundamentals of its faith.

His comments to North German Radio (NDR) were the first from the Vatican on deadlocked talks meant to reintegrate the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) into the Church after a 21-year schism over its implacable opposition to 1960s reforms.

In recent weeks, SSPX leaders have indicated a two-year series of talks with the Vatican had hit an impasse because Rome’s insistence that they accept reforms of the 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council was a deal breaker for them.

“We cannot give away the Catholic faith in negotiations,” Mueller said according to a pre-broadcast report by NDR.

“There will be no compromises here,” he said.“I think there now will be no new discussions.”

The German-born Pope Benedict and the CDF, which the pontiff led for over two decades under Pope John Paul, will now have to decide what to do next with the SSPX, Mueller said.

The Swiss-based SSPX broke away from Rome in 1988 in protest against the 1960s Council reforms that replaced Latin with local languages at Mass, forged reconciliation with Jews and admitted that other religions may also offer a path to salvation.

SOURCE

Reuters/Chicago Tribune

How strange that the Vatican is willing to accept the Angelican Protestants but will not made accommodations for a Conservative Catholic group.
We have today Bishops willing to accept same sex marriages, homosexuality, and abortions, and yet a steadfast society like the SSPX who loves traditional Catholic teachings, will have the door shut on them. Now you can see where Anthony get his mental attitude and beliefs from.
If there were a SSPX chapter nearby, I would certainly join them. At least you would have a steadfast, unchanging, catholic doctrine.
I will keep praying that this is not the end of the talks, and the Pope will intercede and conclude the talks with the same peace he offers other religions. Amazing he can accept the Jews, the Muslims, African sects, and not a Catholic group. Remember the warnings of Mary queen of Heaven and earth, given in her apparitions to Our lady of Akita.
frank

Long Beach, NY

#8455 Oct 10, 2012
Bruser wrote:
Obama and Social Justice:
Obama and Social Justice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0zubcfAUUxIXX
this is so succinct and right on target

How would I find the radio show?

Ps. I told you Dolan is a fake and a fraud
frank

Long Beach, NY

#8456 Oct 10, 2012
Bruser wrote:
Frank, did you read this??:
No more talks with Catholic rebels: Vatican official
The Vatican plans no more talks with rebel Catholic traditionalists who insist the Church must revoke modernizing reforms launched five decades ago, Pope Benedict’s main doctrinal official has told a German interviewer.
Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, who took up his post as head of the powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in July, said in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday that the Church could not negotiate away the fundamentals of its faith.
His comments to North German Radio (NDR) were the first from the Vatican on deadlocked talks meant to reintegrate the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) into the Church after a 21-year schism over its implacable opposition to 1960s reforms.
In recent weeks, SSPX leaders have indicated a two-year series of talks with the Vatican had hit an impasse because Rome’s insistence that they accept reforms of the 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council was a deal breaker for them.
“We cannot give away the Catholic faith in negotiations,” Mueller said according to a pre-broadcast report by NDR.
“There will be no compromises here,” he said.“I think there now will be no new discussions.”
The German-born Pope Benedict and the CDF, which the pontiff led for over two decades under Pope John Paul, will now have to decide what to do next with the SSPX, Mueller said.
The Swiss-based SSPX broke away from Rome in 1988 in protest against the 1960s Council reforms that replaced Latin with local languages at Mass, forged reconciliation with Jews and admitted that other religions may also offer a path to salvation.
SOURCE
Reuters/Chicago Tribune
How strange that the Vatican is willing to accept the Angelican Protestants but will not made accommodations for a Conservative Catholic group.
We have today Bishops willing to accept same sex marriages, homosexuality, and abortions, and yet a steadfast society like the SSPX who loves traditional Catholic teachings, will have the door shut on them. Now you can see where Anthony get his mental attitude and beliefs from.
If there were a SSPX chapter nearby, I would certainly join them. At least you would have a steadfast, unchanging, catholic doctrine.
I will keep praying that this is not the end of the talks, and the Pope will intercede and conclude the talks with the same peace he offers other religions. Amazing he can accept the Jews, the Muslims, African sects, and not a Catholic group. Remember the warnings of Mary queen of Heaven and earth, given in her apparitions to Our lady of Akita.
Anthony is spellbound by the "new wave" of Catholicism - light. It requires a deep faith and intelligence to sift through all the muddled and confusing messages (or lack there of) from the clergy,
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8457 Oct 10, 2012
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children,

and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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