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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.
As this site recently broke: an unbiased handwriting expert--one of the best in the entire country--recently examined a 1969 letter and concluded it was "highly probable" that the authentic Sister Lucia did NOT write the 1969 letter based upon hundreds of pages of known writings. Equally interesting, the expert commented on an unusual aspect of the 1969 letter: the presence of printed, non-cursive writing.
Despite hundreds of pages of known writings of Sister Lucia, none contain printed, non-cursive writing. This is particularly true as related to words with lower case printed letters. No examples exist. Yet, the 1969 letter does contain such writing. Specifically, the 1969 contains the following phrase:
"...precisamos manter-nos fiéis, firmes na fé, na esperança e na caridade unidos ao representante de Cristo na terra..."
"...we need to remain faithful, firm in Faith, Hope and Charity, united to the representatives of Christ on earth...."
Dr. Chojnowski: In the link above, you can see for yourself the spinning out of control that has beset Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer's establishment in Boston, Kentucky. After years of dealing with Ambrose Moran as if he were a valid bishop, Fr. Joe Pfeiffer has disassociated himself from Moran. What is shocking about all of it is how acrimonious the entire relationship between Moran and Our Lady of Mount Carmel seminary has become. In the above video, failing to acknowledge that he has worked with Fr. Pfeiffer for years now, consecrating oils for him along with --- from my information --- promising to make priests for him and probably planning to "consecrate" Fr. Pfeiffer a bishop --- Moran brings up long refuted arguments about Archbishop Lefebvre and the Lefebvre line and casts doubt on the valid priesthood of those who he has been associating with for years now. Even though I have not researched the case extensively, I know everyone involved, except…
Dr. Chojnowski: As my 18 year old son reminded me that this night was an anniversary dear to all those who venerate the Message of Fatima --- the Night of the Great Sign in the Sky -- it caused me to reflect on one sad thought. Clearly by 1967, the Vatican had already decided to put forward a imposter before the eyes of the public as "Sister Lucy" and as our handwriting analyst has shown, there is a stark contrast between the writing --- and, therefore, expressed personality --- of the real Sister Lucy and the woman who was made into "Sister Lucy" by 1967. The thought that struck me hard today --- call me slow --- was that if they are getting an imposter to forge letters in Sister Lucy's name, and not merely have an imposter be the "public face" of Sister Lucy, the real Sister Lucy must have been dead. I am not reporting the findings of my investigator, they are simply my own amateur reflections on the data as it has come in. If they brought someone o…
BRIEF STATEMENT OF FR. DAVID HEWKO [FEBRUARY 2019]
In the Acts of the Apostles (15:39), we find a dissension arose between the Apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Sts. Paul and Barnabas, who had parted ways and continued spreading the Faith in different regions. Please permit me to draw a similar comparison, given this new situation.
In 2015 A.D. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Boston, Kentucky (OLMC) had publicly disassociated from Ambrose Moran, and it should have rested there. But, contrary to the recent Statement of the “second disassociation” (January 23, 2019), rather than a “slow movement forward in this case,” he was hastily reintroduced by Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer with the conditional ordination of Fr. Poisson, in July 2018. Fr. Poisson had been previously ordained in 1996, by a bishop consecrated in the New Rite, making this first ordination doubtful. So now, poor Fr. Poisson has two doubtful ordinations, yet he continues to be sent out for Masses representing OLMC.
Dr. Chojnowski: We have received information indicating that Fr. Joseph Poisson will remain with Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer, even though Fr. David Hewko has left Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary. It is not as yet clear if the failure of Ambrose Moran to document his "ordination" or "consecration" will cause Fr. Poisson to seek another conditional ordination, after receiving "conditional ordination" from Moran. The dubious ordination of Fr. Poisson, and his active ministry with the followers of Fr. Pfeiffer, was cited by Fr. Hewko as the primary reason why he was leaving Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
John Dewey: Philosopher of the American Mental Deconstruction By: Dr. Peter E. Chojnowski February 9, 2018 “I see no reason for attributing to man a significance different in kind from that which belongs to a baboon or a grain of sand. I believe that our personality is a cosmic ganglion [i.e., a focus of strength and energy], just as when certain rays go on after the meeting as they did before, so, when certain other streams of energy cross at a meeting point, the cosmic ganglion can frame a syllogism or wag its tail.” That we should find such a cavalier statement of nihilistic fancy being voiced by a Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., should not be surprising for any one who has considered examples of American judicial nihilism as this is express in Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and Casey v. Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania and Obergefell v. Hodges. All of these decisions, which have embedded the Nihilistic principle that there is no intrin…