A documentary film called Francesco is causing consternation in Catholic circles because it shows Pope Francis making several controversial statements. Among them,
“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò says, “One does not have to be a theologian or a moral expert to know that such statements are totally heterodox and constitute a very serious cause of scandal for the faithful. … As Catholics, we are called to side with those who defend life, the natural family, and national sovereignty. We thought that we had the Vicar of Christ at our side. We painfully acknowledge that, in this epochal clash, he who ought to be guiding the Barque of Peter has chosen to side with the Enemy, in order to sink it.”
Bishop Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island says, “The Holy Father’s apparent support for the recognition of civil unions for same-sex couples needs to be clarified. The Pope’s statement clearly contradicts what has been the long-standing teaching of the Church about same-sex unions. The Church cannot support the acceptance of objectively immoral relationships. Individuals with same-sex attraction are beloved children of God and must have their personal human rights and civil rights recognized and protected by law. However, the legalization of their civil unions, which seek to simulate holy matrimony, is not admissible.”
Cardinal Müller says “Catholics are irritated” and the “enemies of the Church feel confirmed by the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” He reminds us that when there is a conflict between the words of a Pope and the Words of God, one has to choose God.
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke says that “such declarations generate great bewilderment and cause confusion and error among Catholic faithful, inasmuch as they are contrary to the teaching of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and of the recent Magisterium by which the Church guards, protects and interprets the whole deposit of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.”
Bishop Marian Eleganti, of Chur, Switzerland, says, “the papal interviews have become inflationary. … They give us personal views that are neither indisputable nor infallible.”
2020: Debate – Kristen Welker, Thursdays presidential debate moderator, comes from a strongly Democratic family that gave enough money to Obama, they were invited to the White House for Christmas.
“Anyone who’s ever dealt with Welker knows she’s an activist, not a reporter. The White House press team views her the same way they would AOC or Pelosi if they walked in the office,” a senior White House official told The Post.
AVENGERS: Six Avenger stars held a fundraiser for Kamala Harris, which Chris “Star Lord” Pratt declined to join. The cancel culture Twitter mob dumped on Pratt. Kudos to Robert “Iron Man” Downey Jr. for tweeting support:
What a world… The “sinless” are casting stones at my #brother, Chris Pratt… A real #Christian who lives by #principle, has never demonstrated anything but #positivity and #gratitude… AND he just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value.
If you take issue with Chris,,, I’ve got a novel idea. Delete your social media accounts, sit with your OWN defects of #character, work on THEM, then celebrate your humanness… @prattprattpratt I #gotyerbackbackback
COOKIE POLL: The current status of cookie sales at the bakery where cookie sales have correctly predicted the last THREE presidential elections.
FACEBOOK: Facebook’s algorithm flagged a Babylon Bee (i.e., satire) article.
Okay, fine. It’s a dumb computer. BUT, after a manual review, Facebook decided they would stand by their decision to remove the article and demonetize the Babylon Bee page. Their reason? They say this article “incites violence.”
BTW, the piece was literally a regurgitated joke from a Monty Python movie.
A Black Lives Matter leader said that if change doesn’t happen, they’ll “burn down this system.” That’s allowed on Facebook. You can quote it. You can link to it.
But a Monty Python joke about burning a witch at the stake? That’s unacceptable.
FRANCE: A Paris middle school teacher was beheaded on Oct. 16 in a suburb of Paris. Eyewitnesses said that the killer shouted “Allahu akbar” — Arabic for “God is great” — as he murdered the man near his school.
GOOGLE: The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Eleven Attorney Generals, all from Republican states, are joining the lawsuit as plaintiffs. They include Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas.
This case will likely take years to resolve, but the good news is that associate deputy attorney general Ryan Shores said, “Nothing is off the table,” including breaking up the company.
HANNITY: [3:49] – Actress Kirstie Alley talks about why she is endorsing President Trump.
HOT MIC: FOX broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman revealed their profound political bias when they snark about a military fly-over before the Sunday’s Packers-Bucs game. One might hope they did not know they were being recorded, but with people who sneer at our military and praise the alleged wisdom and frugality of a Biden/Harris administration, who could know?
Re: Bitching about game day flyovers is just a way of disrespecting our military. They don’t actually cost anything, because the time and money come out of the training budgets for the pilots and the branch.
INGRAHAM: [9:45] – The Slimestream Media is hard at work presenting Joe as the “moral” choice.
JORDAN PETERSON: [9:44] – The video above “The fatal flaw in leftist American politics was filmed in 2018. His points are still very timely.
Peterson just made his first new video in 18 months in which he explains that he was fighting through a very serious illness. I found it very interesting that he, a Canadian citizen who supposedly has access to “great” health care for free, chose instead to pay cash at American hospitals.
KANSAS: It never ceases to boggle my mind that these people can be so outrageously abusive, yet continue to say we are the ones causing all the hate.
MEDIA BIAS: Trump tweeted the full 38 minutes of his interview by 60 Minutes with the tag line, “Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS. Tonight’s anchor, Kristen Welker, is far worse! #MAGA.”
OBAMACARE: [5:17] – Prager U explains why it never worked like they said it would.
RUDY GIULIANI: Common Sense 10/21/2020 – More deeply disturbing revelations about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Warning: Child porn.
On Monday, Giuliani delivered to Delaware police a report about possible endangerment and sexual exploitation of children. The report included photographs and texts that were on Hunter Biden’s laptop. The material has been forwarded to the Delaware Department of Justice.
“There are many texts which I gave to them that point out that family was concerned about the safety of the child,” Giuliani said. “I will tell you the evidence I gave them states it was reported to Joe Biden. What did he do about it?”
Also concerning is, What did the FBI do about this? They’ve had a copy of Hunter’s hard drive for a very long time.
SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS: Twitter and Facebook have censored the president’s social media accounts and the accounts belonging to his re-election campaign at least 65 times. Ninety-eight percent of the instances of censorship occurred on Twitter.
In contrast, the companies have not censored former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his campaign accounts. At all.
WALK AWAY: Today’s excerpt – The attacks from the left are becoming more relentless, but we don’t have to standby and take the abuse. In the last two days, I have been called delusional and racist for supporting President Trump and those were the nice things I was called.
I personally refuse to stand silently hiding anymore. No one should live in fear because of their political beliefs. In the immortal words of one of our Founding Fathers:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” – Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776.
GRAMMY NOTES: Papa Buzz was so excited when Bunny chose viola that he dug out his old violin and vowed to start playing again. Here they are tuning up together.