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Comments for Catholic Xray, a penetrating view of modern Catholicism http://catholicxray.com Looking at the world through the lens of Classic Catholicism. We think The faith did not start nor did it end with Vatican II Mon, 29 May 2017 18:00:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Comment on Cardinal Dolan and the “faith” of Islam by Michael DePietro http://catholicxray.com/cardinal-dolan-and-the-faith-of-islam/#comment-5012 Mon, 29 May 2017 18:00:37 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=156#comment-5012 Sharon, While I appreciate you visiting I must disagree with your comment. It simply is not tethered to reality. Islam at least in its current Jihadist incarnation actually persecutes homosexuals to the extent of murdering them as has been reported on extensively, see this link https://www.wsj.com/articles/islams-jihad-against-homosexuals-1465859170
This is of course gravely evil and one of the many reasons to be opposed to Jihadist Islam. That said however one notes with interest how many on the political left seem to have thrown their sympathies for gays under the bus when it might involve the need to oppose radical Islam.

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Comment on Cardinal Dolan and the “faith” of Islam by Sharon Theil http://catholicxray.com/cardinal-dolan-and-the-faith-of-islam/#comment-5011 Sat, 13 May 2017 22:54:23 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=156#comment-5011 Islam has a permissive attitude towards homosexuality. A fact that most pro-homosexual groups will NOT acknowledge.

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Comment on What does original sin have to do with Liberals, Conservatives and Politics? by The Problem With Liberalism for Christians - See Luminosity | See Luminosity http://catholicxray.com/what-does-original-sin-have-to-do-with-liberals-conservatives-and-politics/#comment-5007 Sat, 19 Nov 2016 01:05:54 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=577#comment-5007 […] http://catholicxray.com/what-does-original-sin-have-to-do-with-liberals-conservatives-and-politics/; Schlesinger, A. (1998) NY Times. […]

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Comment on Laudato Si is Papal malpractice by Pope Francis trip to America. Could it have been worse?Catholic Xray, a penetrating view of modern Catholicism | Catholic Xray, a penetrating view of modern Catholicism http://catholicxray.com/laudato-si-is-papal-malpractice/#comment-4803 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:20:47 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=268940#comment-4803 […] to note the Pope has no idea what he is talking about. We have discussed this previously at length, here .  It should be obvious  technical subjects like climate change,and related policy decisions such as […]

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Comment on Yes Pope Francis, Atheism is a mortal sin…. really it is by Michael DePietro http://catholicxray.com/yes-pope-francis-atheism-is-a-mortal-sin-really-it-is/#comment-4611 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:28:23 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=477#comment-4611 Thanks for your comments msbrownr. A couple of points. There is a difference between saying something is materially a sin and saying someone is subjectively guilty of a particular sin ( formal sin). I think if you actually read the post you are commenting on this is made clear. I am open to honest discourse, and the start might be a coherent response to the posts regarding a proof for the existence of God, which began at http://catholicxray.com/proof-of-gods-existence-a-different-view/. It appears you do not understand the nature of Papal authority. This is ok since this is a common confusion, made worse recently by the Catholic press. Yes Pope Francis is Christ’s Vicar but that does not mean each and every thing he says is infallible or even reasonable. If that is what being the Vicar of Christ required, the claim would be obviously nonsensical since we have had Popes say very foolish things over the last 2000 or so years. Papal authority is confined to matters of faith and morals ( so it does not apply to technical subjects like chemistry or economics). Even statements made in different contexts carry different weights. For example a statement in a formal, well thought out document, for example a Papal encyclical, carries more weight than a comment given to an newspaper reporter off the cuff. Moreover you need to weigh what the Pope says in the context of the rest of the entire teaching of the Catholic Church. Finally to your question “is it possible that honesty in the matter of atheism does not offend God”, I would say, atheism is a false belief analogous to denying that the HIV virus causes AIDS. It is not a matter of honest or dishonest but rather is a matter of denying a truth. The denial of truth in both cases is harmful and thus in itself evil and therefore potentially sinful, although in both cases individuals may be in error through no fault of their own, and thus not guilty of subjective sin. In other cases the denial is indeed associated with moral fault and because of vices like pride an unwillingness to see the truth. This would be sinful.
Thanks for you comments!

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Comment on Yes Pope Francis, Atheism is a mortal sin…. really it is by Sweat Pea 14 http://catholicxray.com/yes-pope-francis-atheism-is-a-mortal-sin-really-it-is/#comment-4602 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:43:02 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=477#comment-4602 How much time to you spend ‘contemplating’ the sins of others vs removing the post from your own eye? Would you communicate with an atheist and actually present them with evidence proportioned to your claim? Are you closed minded; is it possible you could entertain honest discourse allowing your mind to be changed? (I know you expect it of atheists.) Why do you deride Pope Francis, just because you do not agree with him? Don’t you believe he is Christ’s vicar here on Earth? How is it that you know what offends God? Is it possible that honesty in the matter of atheism does not offend God?

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Comment on The end of marriage, the begining of Holy Matrimony? by A few words on the Supreme Courts gay marriage rulingCatholic Xray, a penetrating view of modern Catholicism | Catholic Xray, a penetrating view of modern Catholicism http://catholicxray.com/the-end-of-marriage-the-begining-of-holy-matrimony/#comment-4526 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:58:56 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=846#comment-4526 […] 1) Recognize that “marriage” in popular sense has evolved to be nothing like marriage in the sense created and intended by God. As the word marriage has lost its meaning, we should stop using it ourselves. Catholics should enter into a sacramental union. As we stated early Holy matrimony is a nice idea. We should being to emphasize the sacramental nature of this union, Couples interested in Holy Matrimony should have their wedding solemnized in a Church, associated with a mass and so forth. As it will be a purely religious rite, the Church may be protected from be forced to confer the sacrament on people not in the state of grace, such as sexually active homosexuals. At least until they repeal the First amendment. A more detailed discussion of this idea can be read here. […]

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Comment on Laudato Si is Papal malpractice by fmshyanguya http://catholicxray.com/laudato-si-is-papal-malpractice/#comment-4515 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:11:34 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=268940#comment-4515 @Michael DePietro Thank you for this article and may God bless your good works. And yes, Pope St. John Paul II, pray for the Church, for Pope Francis, and for us.

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Comment on Contact by Michael DePietro http://catholicxray.com/contact/#comment-4512 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:14:50 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?page_id=119#comment-4512 Not sure where exactly you are going with this David, but thanks for reading
MD

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Comment on Laudato Si is Papal malpractice by Michael DePietro http://catholicxray.com/laudato-si-is-papal-malpractice/#comment-4511 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:03:42 +0000 http://catholicxray.com/?p=268940#comment-4511 Gus
Thanks for your comment. Since my post contains a link to the encyclical the interested reader can plow through the 40,000 words if they like and see for themselves whether Pope Francis spends a lot of time attacking the free market, and “business interests” in general. ( Not to mention technology, but that is another story..) The encyclical has been interpreted by others across the political spectrum as an attack on market economies, see http://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-delivers-powerful-message-on-climate-change-1434621606 or http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pope-francis-takes-aim-at-the-worship-of-markets/2015/06/23/06f64588-18f9-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html. All in all, barring a correction from the Pope it seems fair to say its an attack on markets. I think since there is no one defending an absolutely unregulated free market, an attack on the “lack of morality” in the market that is non specific is not particularly helpful. After all a lack of morality can be found everywhere, even in the Church, what does this charge actually mean in this context? There is nothing that directly links climate change ( assuming it is real, and as severe as some assert) with “business interests”. In fact about 50% of the greenhouses gases are emitted from China,Russia and India. The first two countries are a Communist dictatorship, and an authoritarian dictatorship, run by a former Communist KGB agent, respectively ( neither notable for its “market economies”). India of course is only a market oriented economy for the last 20 odd years, prior to that being essentially another socialist paradise. None of the three countries will give a hoot about this encyclical. Yet another reason why this lamentable nonsense will do nothing but serve the political interests of the left.

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