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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.
Here is the video and text excommunication of Francis by the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate for heresy, apostasy, and rejection of the Natural Law. Read the text below and see the video above:
February 14th, 2018 Ash Wednesday
Francis Bergoglio, a Jesuit, has been admonished, warned several times to distance himself from heresies. However, he obstinately rejects any repentance. He continues to cause extreme offense not only to the believers of the Roman Catholic Church but also to all Christians and unbelievers.
By abusing the supreme church authority through heresies, he intensely promotes the self-destruction of the Church, in matters of both faith and morals.
It concerns the following heresies: Francis Bergoglio
1) denied the universally valid moral norms in the exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
2) did not distance himself from heresies of syncretism with paganism which place the redemptive death of Christ on the same level as the sacrifice to pagan gods, de facto demons. He thus …
Are you shut down every time that you insist upon adherence to the Catholic Faith as being a necessary condition for being a member of the Catholic Church? Does intelligent discussion of who is in and who is outside the Church get shut down be the "stun gun" of the cry "ONLY MATERIAL HERESY"? What exactly is "material heresy" and is it still the public heresy that separates you from the Catholic Church? Or is the "Material Heresy" card a "Get out of Defection" free card? Since I don't want to make up my own answer to this question, I will post here answers to those questions as has been sent to me by a friend.
I will embolden the parts of these articles which directly refute some commonly held theological misconceptions. Big Ones!
Here are the passages:
Dogmatic Theology volume II Christ’s Church Msgr. G. Van Noort Chapter II The Members of the Church Scholion 1. Who are not members of the Church? “The following classes of men are definit…
In my phone conversation with the Investigator yesterday, we agreed that a full investigation will be needed in the "Sister Lucy" case. This means that Facial Recognition and Biometrics testing, even using a variety of methodologies will not be enough to "crack" the case. Using 1959 as a possible date dividing the "old" images from the "new"images, he is employing the most advanced Facial Recognition technology and techniques ---- he says that his company's technique has proven to be .2% more accurate than that of the FBI --- available. These organizations employing these techniques are international. Also, an important American organization will be put onto the case --- whose name I am withholding for obvious reasons.
After the pictures are analyzed there will be an investigation into interviews, statements, etc. He said to me that if he finds that there has been a replacement of the original Sister Lucy, he will then focus on finding out…
A Vienna Catholic Report Dr. Chojnowski posted a video recently of Archbishop Lefebvre stating unequivocally the position that sedevacantists hold with precision and clarity. This video dates from 1976 and it expounds the Church’s teaching and clearly justifies the sedevacantist position. The Recognize and Resist (R&R) faction, particularly manifested in the SSPX and the spin-off “Resistance” group has condemned and pulverized publicly and calumniously, the sedevacantist positions as twisted, schismatic and contrary to Catholic teaching when in reality Archbishop Lefebvre’s own words (in this video) present and align precisely with the Catholic doctrines which demand and justify the SV position. Owing to his caution of the days of the 1980’s he attempted desperately to assign the pronouncements of the NovusOrdoChurch to confusion, ambiguity and papal malfeasance or confusion in hopes of avoiding the harsh and thorny conclusion. By 1988 he wrote to his future Bishops: “The See of P…
Some quotations relevant to the questions raised by recent discussions about heresy, the Church, and the Papacy: Comments On The Loss Of Papal Office Due To Heresy Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913 “The Pope himself, if notoriously guilty of heresy, would cease to be Pope because he would cease to be a member of the Church.” Pope Innocent III: “The Pope should not flatter himself about his power nor should he rashly glory in his honor and high estate, because the less he is judged by man, the more he is judged by God. Still the less can the Roman Pontiff glory because he can be judged by men, or rather, can be shown to be already judged, if for example he should wither away into heresy; because he who does not believe is already judged, In such a case it should be said of him: ‘If salt should lose its savor, it is good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled under foot by men.’” St. Robert Bellarmine: “A Pope who is a manifest heretic automatically ceases to be a Pope and head, just as he ce…
Thanks to Novus Ordo Watch for just reporting the following to add to our meditations during the Sacred Triduum. Here is the latest Francis interview with Antonio Scalfari.
The Rorate Caeli blog has just provided an English translation. For the Italian original see francis-there-is-no-hell
[Scalfari:] Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will create new species. You have never spoken to me about the souls who died in sin and will go to hell to suffer it for eternity. You have however spoken to me of good souls, admitted to the contemplation of God. But what about bad souls? Where are they punished?
[Francis:] “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappe…
the Expansion of the Syrian War We,
the undersigned, hereby make public our resistance against President Donald
Trump's announcement that he will, within the next hours or days, retaliate
militarily against the sovereign state of Syria, with the argument that the
Syrian government is guilty of the the use of chemical weapons against
civilians in the Ghouta region on 8 April. Such
a military retaliation is unjust because the purported gas attack has not yet
even been sufficiently and carefully investigated by a neutral investigatory
expert body. Since the facts are not yet even clear about who committed such a
possible crime, how could we then already punish Syria? Such
a military retaliation would also provoke a military response from Russia which
has a military presence in Syria upon request from Syria itself in order to
help the country free itself from ISIS and other rebel groups. Thus,
a military intervention on the side of President Trump and his allies might…
On Saturday, April 28th, there will be a one-time showing of The Vatican Deception at a theatre in Saskatoon. Paul Stark, the director of the film, will be coming to Saskatoon for the event. I have to be there for it. By the way, Paul Stark has plans to organize showings in the United States.
Here are some testimonials from those in London and Toronto who have seen the movie.
Update: Read how the "Triumph of the Immaculate Heart" --- already taken place (Sister Lucy II) --- is going in Europe. Among those liberated from atheistic Communism. Well, the Youth of Two of the Places, Czech Republic and Estonia, are among the most secularist and atheistic.
How are things going, religious wise, among European Youth? Really bad, according to the below survey published on ZEROHEDGE.COM. Whether amongst the Czechs (the worst result), or the Swedes (very bad), or even the Spanish or the French youth, the numbers registering as "no religion" are out of this world. I remember 20 or 30 years ago, when numbers of "no religion" were in the single digits, sometimes no more than 2, 3, or 4 %. 91% among Czech Youth?
Nothing to see here!
No Chance of the Great Apostasy until.....well....over 95% of Czech Youth have no religion, the pope says there is no heaven either, and the Holy Father extend…
DR. CHOJNOWSKI: IF YOU CAN FORGIVE THIS MARXIST SPANISH PROFESSOR HIS IDEOLOGICAL TENDENCY TO CALL EVERYTHING HE DOES NOT LIKE "FASCIST," WHAT IS STRIKING IS THE CONNECTIONS Opus Dei HAS TO BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING WITH REGARD TO THE SISTER LUCY CASE, THE THIRD SECRET, THE POST-CONCILIAR PAPACY, CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE, ETC. IT HAS BEEN READERS LETTERS AND NOTES THAT HAVE PUSHED US IN THIS DIRECTION. I KNEW, FROM THE EARLY 90S, WHEN Opus Dei WAS TRYING TO RECRUIT ME, THAT THEY WERE DEVOTED TO EVERYTHING ABOUT JOHN PAUL II --- EVEN HIS PHENOMENOLOGY AND HUMANISM. WHAT THE AUTHOR IS IDEOLOGICALLY BLINDED TO IS THAT Opus Dei WAS "CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT" IN POLITICS AND PROFOUNDLY "LIBERAL" IN MATTERS OF ECONOMICS. IT WAS IN THIS WAY THAT THEY TRIED TO OVERTURN THE FRANCO REGIME BY INFILTRATING IT THROUGH ITS ECONOMIC POLICY SINCE THEY KNEW THEY COULD NOT G…