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The East Thunders: Eastern Orthodox Bishops and Melkite Catholics Condemn Attack on Syria. And the Great "Pontiff of Dialogue" ....... not even a Monologue against the attack so far.
A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic Patriarch.
A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic
Damascus, 14 April 2018
God is with us; Understand all ye nations and submit yourselves!
We, the Patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that took place this morning against our precious country Syria by the USA, France and the UK, under the allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. We raise our voices to affirm the following:
This brutal aggression is a clear violation of the international laws and the UN Charter, because it is an unjustified assault on a sovereign country, member of the UN.
It causes us great pain that this assault comes from powerful countries to which Syria did not cause any harm in any way.
The allegations of the USA and other countries that the Syrian army is using chemical weapons and that Syria is a country that owns and uses this kind of weapon, is a claim that is unjustified and unsupported by sufficient and clear evidence.
The timing of this unjustified aggression against Syria, when the independent International Commission for Inquiry was about to start its work in Syria, undermines of the work of this commission.
This brutal aggression destroys the chances for a peaceful political solution and leads to escalation and more complications.
This unjust aggression encourages the terrorist organizations and gives them momentum to continue in their terrorism.
We call upon the Security Council of the United Nations to play its natural role in bringing peace rather than contribute to escalation of wars.
We call upon all churches in the countries that participated in the aggression, to fulfill their Christian duties, according to the teachings of the Gospel, and condemn this aggression and to call their governments to commit to the protection of international peace.
We salute the courage, heroism and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army which courageously protects Syria and provide security for its people. We pray for the souls of the martyrs and the recovery of the wounded. We are confident that the army will not bow before the external or internal terrorist aggressions; they will continue to fight courageously against terrorism until every inch of the Syrian land is cleansed from terrorism. We, likewise, commend the brave stand of countries which are friendly to the Syria and its people.
"The general bursar (or former bursar) of the Fraternity of St. Pius X, hosted in St. Martha by the Pope and incardinated in the Diocese of Rome?
Trustworthy sources tell us that what the official website of the Saint Pius X Fraternity (HERE and HERE) refers to as (or can we say "was"? See HERE) the General Treasurer of the Fraternity, Don Pablo Suarez, has been living in S. Marta for a few days and, it seems, is being incardinated in the Diocese of Rome as a priest at the disposal of the Holy Father.
All this after a personal phone call from the Holy Father, after a direct contact between Don Suarez and Francis, motivated by an ancient friendship between them.
Pablo Enrique Suarez was ordained in 2001; he was appointed Bursar of the District of South America and then in 2014, General Bursar of FSSPX.
Suarez himself seems to have been until a few days ago a guest of a house (Villa Griffoni Sant…
Update: It is a mistake for the Church to try to hold onto old traditions or to have clear answers for everything, Pope Francis said Thursday.Dr. Chojnowski: We are so used to hearing abominations from Francis that we let them pass now as if they are just more expected static. If we really consider this statement, cited in the article below, we can see that it denies the very foundation of the Christian Faith and the Life of the Church. Dare I ask, what is the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church about if not for preserving "old traditions" (i.e., Sacred Tradition coming from God the Son and God the Holy Ghost through the Apostles and their lawful successors --- and all of the traditions uses to surround and uphold the Sacred Deposit the Faith and the Life of Sacramental Grace) and "hav[ing] clear answers for everything" (i.e., 2,000 years of preserving the specifics of definitive Catholic doctrine. This was the whole reason for Catholic theology, philosophy, t…
Living like Jesus demands the “courage of renunciation,” the pontiff said, a willingness to abandon traditions that are dear to us. Changing and adapting is not about imposing something new, he said, “but leaving aside something old.” Dr. Chojnowski: After reading this, raise your had if you are a traditionalist who believes that Francis has your best intentions in mind? One thing here, the early Christians eventually dropped all Jewish customs and worship in the Temple because they were now practicing a new religion a religion that was not compatible with the Jewish religion after the Death of Jesus Christ. We, under the New Covenant, have always understood that traditions were to be protected and passed down --- there was even a part of the papal coronation oath that promised not to deviate from the traditions of the Church. Those early Christians had to learn to leave behind “important religious tradit…
“Which Church are we talking about? Are we talking about the Catholic Church, or another church, a Counter church16, a counterfeit of the Church? Now, I think sincerely, thatwe are talking about a counterfeit version of the Church, and not the Catholic Church. It does not teach any longer the Catholic faith. It teaches something else, it leads the Church to something else other than the Catholic Church. It is not longer the Catholic Church.They are sitting in the chairs of their predecessors, […] but they are not continuing in the line of their predecessors. They no longer have the same faith, nor the same doctrine, nor the same morality as their predecessors. So it is no longer possible. And principally, their great error is ecumenism. They teach an ecumenism which is contrary to the Catholic faith. […]The Church is occupied by this counter- church which we know well and that the Popes17 knew perfectly, and that the Popes have condemned…
Dr. Chojnowski: Continuing our commentary on the speech by Francis to the 21st general assembly of Caritas Internationalis on May 24, 2019. First, let's present the next part of Francis' speech. Commentary will follow each section of the speech. Just in case there is any confusion, his text is in black and my commentary is in red! Jesus intentionally omitted telling his disciples many things so that the Church would learn to renounce the desire for clarity and order, the pope told participants in the 21st general assembly of Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s global charitable outreach. Contrary to Our Lord Jesus Christ's statement in front of Pilate that He came to testify to the Truth, provoking Pilate's subjectivist response,"What is Truth?," Francis would have us believe that Our Lord had no desire to teach truth in all its clarity, and let us state that truth cannot be …
Dr. Chojnowski: Is the Remnant Romanticism, displayed on the "annual Chartres Pilgrimage" moving the "resistance" to the Conciliar Church from Gallicanism to full-scale Protestantism? Would even King Louis XIV say what Michael Matt said in the above clip (around the 20 min. mark) in which the teaching authority of the man he is certainly calling pope is completely rejected and the independence of "traditional Catholics" is being asserted? Are we assuming the mantle of High Church Anglic…
FATIMA NEWSLETTER Apparition of June 13, 1917 As recounted in Sister Lucia’s Memoirs The Word Spreads The 13th of June, feast of St. Anthony, was always a day of great festivities in our parish. On that day, we usually let out the flocks very early in the morning, and at nine o’clock we shut them up in their pens again, and went off to the festa. My mother and my sisters, who knew how much I [Lucia] loved a festa, kept saying to me: “We’ve yet to see if you’ll leave the festa just to go to the Cova da Iria, and talk to that Lady!” On the day itself, nobody said a single word to me. Insofar as I was concerned, they acted as if they were saying: “Leave her alone; and we’ll soon see what she’ll do.” I let out my flock at daybreak, intending to put them back in the pen at nine, go to Mass at ten, and after that, go to the Cova da Iria. But the sun was no sooner up than my brother came to call me. He told me to go back home, as there were several people there wanting to speak to me. He himself st…
"The Church Will Be In Eclipse" Eclipse? October 27, 1958. Gives You Chills and Tears.
This gives me the chills. Thanks to the new book by Dr. Taylor Marshall and by the research of an invaluable co-worker at Sister Lucy Truth, it has come to my attention that not only was Our Lady's words at La Salette about the fact that the "Church will be in Eclipse" --- there, but darkened and seemingly not there, for a "moment" (read, at least 60 years and running) --- but that Our Lady seems to have indicated to us the actual exact time in which such an "eclipse" would happen. During an eclipse over Rome! Of course, as we know, or at least as we should know, on the previous day, October 26th, 1958, the Feast of Christ the King, there was 5 minutes of white smoke that came bellowing from the Conclave that was electing a successor of Pope Pius XII. This went so far that Vatican media had announced that a pope was elected. N…
"We got them Holy Father, Just Give Me a Little More Time." "Your Excellency, Once That is Done, We Can Find A Nicer Place For You Than Kazakhstan.....Hegel will win in the end, my son, the Pope Emeritus has assured me of this."
Dr. Chojnowski: Isn't it strange how Francis can allow Athanasius Schneider to regularly participate --- along with the "ever loyal" FSSP --- in the "Catholic Identity Crisis Conference," including the one this year in November 2019, even though the conference is organized by Michael Matt a person who regularly slams and rejects the "moral authority" of Francis? Is there something up? If you check out the Wikipedia entry on Schneider, you find that he was "consecrated" by Cardinal Sodano of Fatima Third Secret of 2000 fame and he is part of an order called Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra. Anything remotely to do with the Carmelite Convent of Coimbra that has produced a forged tex…