Daily Archives: February 27, 2014

PETE’S PAGE; THURSDAY EDITION

posted by Pistol Pete

Arizona governor Jan Brewer faced a choice between doing what was right and doing what was expedient. Under immense pressure,she chose expediency. The professional bullies score another victory. Apparently religious freedom for Christians must be subordinated to the will of liberal social engineers. Himmler-Holder has exhorted state AG’s to ignore gay marriage bans,a liberal Texas judge ruled that states’ ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, and her in Illinois,the lib-dominated legislature approved it last fall,to go into effect in June. Last Friday,a leftist Chicago judge said ‘why wait?’ as the carpet munchers and rump rangers rushed to Cook County to get hitched. The Saturday edition of both the Chicago Sun Times and Tribune ran a front page photo of an attractive,30ish lesbian couple,rather than a couple ugly-ass crossdressers with mustaches. Just a little media manipulation there.
Here is Gov. Brewer in her surrender speech.

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Senator Reid is a big fat liar

Check out what the DEMOCRAT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said from the floor of the United States Senate.

Reid: “It’s just stories! Lies!”

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. And the more than 5 million Americans who have had insurance policies they liked canceled? They’re all lying liars in a giant, right-wing conspiracy? Pull the other one, Harry.

Reid: “Ack! The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America!”

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Time Warner donated MORE TO DEMOCRATS than the KOCH BROTHERS donated to Republicans. And both of their donations were teensy weensy tater tots compared to the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS that billionaires, big unions and corporations have shoveled into Democrat coffers.

Obamacrats are absolutely shameless. Five years ago, one of them pimped an equally evil lie from the floor of the House of Representatives.

Those of us who are not brain dead Obamacrats know that the Republican plans were about addressing specific problems in the health insurance market that drive costs up. E.g., States (like New York) that forbid residents to buy health insurance anywhere else.

In New York, Blue Cross has a monopoly; you know what happens when one business controls a commodity, right? It should tell you something about how UNaffordable health insurance has been in New York State that we are one of the few places where ObamaCare prices are similar or a little less.

Dearest couldn’t afford health insurance before ObamaCare; we STILL can’t afford it, but now the government is going to FINE us for not having it. Thanks, Democrats. That was a Big Help. NOT.

Here’s a sampling of Tweets and Twitchy comments in response to Reid’s outrageous claim:

  • It’s all lies? So I haven’t been cut to 25 hrs/wk? Awesome!
  • And yet it was Obama’s oft-repeated promise that we could keep our doctors and our plans that was judge 2013 Lie of the Year.
  • Harry Reid can smear cancer patients by calling them liars and most of our media just ignores it.
  • Typical of the left to accuse Conservatives of doing what THEY are actually doing!
  • I lost my insurance. That’s true. I cannot stand liars like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.
  • Discounting Americans’ personal stories. Shameful.
  • “Shameful” is Harry Reid’s middle name.

Tweeters also sent around links to some of these allegedly untrue horror stories.

We’re supposed to believe the KOCH BROTHERS are behind ALL THIS when they can’t even engineer a majority in the Senate?! Bwahahahahahahaha! 

Update: Reid walked back on his statement. And by that I mean he shifted his lying feet about 1 centimeter, from all the horror stories are lies to the vast, vast majority of the ones the Koch Brothers finance are lies.

Puh-leeze. This is the same man who once swore that he had it on good authority that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes in years. That was a big fat lie as well … not that the Democrat Media Machine cared.

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Catholic Teaching on Private Revelation

“Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not prophecies. But prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1 Thes 5:19-21)

The Catholic teaching on private revelation boils down to these basic points:

All that the Father desired to reveal for our salvation has been revealed in His Word, Jesus Christ. This is known as the Deposit of Faith. Private revelations do not belong to the Deposit of Faith.

Private revelation may help us live more fully by Christ’s Revelation during a certain period of history, but must never presume to alter Christ’s definitive Revelation.

The Catholic Church investigates private revelations that gain enough of a following to become potentially problematic for the faithful. Three outcomes are possible:

1. The Church will withhold judgment.

E.g., Medjugorje, which is still on-going, is in this area. While the Church has not condemned the visions or suppressed discussion of Medjugorje, recent statements from the Vatican have been highly cautionary, not because there has been anything problematic to the Deposit of Faith, but because none of the events has risen to the very high level of “definitely supernatural AND from God” which is required by the Church.

Colin B. Donovan, STL, writes that as of 2013: “Catholics on both sides of the issue should exercise prudence and charity in speaking of it. Medjugorje is not a litmus test of orthodoxy, though every Catholic will have a moral obligation to accept the judgment of Rome when it is rendered.”

2. The Church will condemn the revelation.

An example of such a condemnation comes from the Bishop of Brooklyn concerning the alleged apparitions at Bayside: “A thorough investigation revealed that the alleged ‘visions of Bayside’ completely lacked authenticity. … The ‘messages’ and other related propaganda contain statements which, among other things, are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, undermine the legitimate authority of bishops and councils and instill doubts in the minds of the faithful, for example, by claiming that, for years, an ‘imposter (sic) Pope’ governed the Catholic Church in place of Paul VI.”

3. The Church will declare the revelation “worthy of belief.”

For example, the visions of Fatima, Portugal, were declared worthy of belief in October 1930 by the Bishop of Leiria-Fátima. Approved private revelations do not become a part of the Deposit of Faith, thus Catholics are not bound to believe in them. However, such refusal must be done with proper modesty, for good reasons, and without the intention of setting oneself up as a superior.

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EXCELLENT overview: “Apparitions/Private Revelations” article by Colin B. Donovan, STL, at EWTN @ https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/apparitions.htm

Catholic Catechism on Private Revelation @ http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s1c2a1.htm

Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) @ http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651118_dei-verbum_en.html

Declaration concerning the “Bayside Movement” by Bishop Francis Mugavero of Brooklyn- November 4, 1986 @ http://www.ewtn.com/library/newage/mugabay.txt

Official position of the Catholic Church on the Fatima apparitions @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima#Official_position_of_the_Catholic_Church

Historical overview of the Catholic Church’s evolving position on Medjugorje apparitions by Colin B. Donovan, STL @ https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/medjugorje.htm

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