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September 15 2018 By dvirtue Former gay man: Christ's cross has power to purge Church of homosexual corruption

Our discussions about homosexuality have camouflaged the truth

When it comes to discussions about the origins of same-sex attraction in people's lives, only two possibilities are considered: Homosexuals are either 'born that way,' or we are that way because of some anomaly in our upbringing.

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September 14 2018 By dvirtue LONG ISLAND, NY: Catholic Priest Reflects on his Church's Betrayal of the Faith

You see, I made my First Holy Communion at the age of seven, in May, 1967. It was the great Springtime of Renewal in the wake of Vatican II. I then proceeded to watch the dissolution of the Church, a spectacle which is still going on. So much of the way we were taught -- right through seminary to ordination -- was focused on reacting against the traditional ways of the pre-conciliar Church, and emphasizing how much better things were since The Council.

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September 12 2018 By dvirtue All Jayne Ozanne needs is "Just Love" and the gospel of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

The vastly improved vision of the de-convert is not a description of spiritual growth or theological depth. Rather, the person who now sees "even clearer" complains of a spiritual cataract that distorted their vision when they first claimed to be able to see. Through the process of de-conversion, the person has undergone a radical spiritual surgery and has excised the intrusive body -- the cyst in the eye.

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September 05 2018 By dvirtue The Biblical Guide to Reporting

The editor scowled and said, "So what makes you think that a Christian can be a good journalist?"

He emphasized "Christian" as if it was some kind of slur.

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September 03 2018 By dvirtue It's time for the Church to have a spring-clean

Sadly, his etymological Greek was not good, so when he looked up Paediatricians in the Yellow Pages, he reckoned he had rooted out a member of a child-abusing sex gang and acted accordingly. He vandalised her house. He spray painted "PEDO" across her front walls.

Pope Francis' visit to Ireland last weekend was also overshadowed by a sex scandal. But rather like the vigilante in Wales, not everyone in the media grasped what had actually been alleged.

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August 30 2018 By dvirtue The storm-tossed Barque of Peter

And Catholics, who are usually loyal to the pope come what may, are calling for his resignation. And every day that call gets louder, especially in America.

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August 28 2018 By dvirtue The Faith of our Fathers

More significantly, he signed on to the school's honor code (I will not lie, cheat or steal), and to the daily chapel required of all students. Years later, while at the Hanoi Hilton, he was able to recite from memory the Episcopal liturgy, which gave his fellow POWs perhaps as much encouragement during their years of captivity as his refusal to jump the line of POWs released, offered to him alone because his father was CINCPAC commander.

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August 27 2018 By dvirtue Church Militant Statement on the Pope - It needs to end

Out of respect for the office of Pope, and so as not to induce scandal, we have dutifully left the work of publicly analyzing his theological content to those above us, more qualified to address those things specifically and those responses we have covered in great detail.

Likewise, we have made a point of steering far clear of any disrespectful or uncharitable comments denigrating the Holy Father owing to his theological pronouncements -- but that was in the arena of theology.

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August 23 2018 By dvirtue SC: Is the litigation over?

It also should be understood that there are two other legal matters pending.

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August 23 2018 By dvirtue US Church homosexual priests scandal is a sequel to the story of Sodom and Gomorrah

The consequences are catastrophic. The cadavers concealed in the lavender closets of cardinals, bishops and priests are now tumbling out like the dry bones of death in Ezekiel's acerbic vision. The evidence is too colossal to cram into a closet.

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