Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bear at Peace: Menu Expanded

Wow, Bear had forgotten how good humans taste. He is a peace.


St. Corbinian, why did you lie to Bear and say it was wrong to eat horses when Bear felt at peace doing so? Now Bear will eat all the horses he wants. To tell you the truth, he was at peace eating the occasional man, woman or child before you said that was bad. Since he is at peace eating people, too, he is soliciting funds for a trip to Rome. The Bear figures everyone wins if he can just get enough money together.

The bishops of Malta, in a pastoral letter published in the Pope's semi-official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano wrote:
 -"[A] separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist (see [Amoris Laetitia], AL, notes 336 and 351)."


-" 'It is possible that in an objective situation of sin – which may not be subjectively culpable, or fully such – a person can be living in God’s grace, can love and can also grow in the life of grace and charity, while receiving the Church’s help to this end' (AL 305). This discernment acquires significant importance since, as the Pope teaches, in some cases this help can include the help of the sacraments (see AL, note 351)."

-"On the other hand, there are complex situations where the choice of living “as brothers and sisters” becomes humanly impossible and give rise to greater harm (see AL, note 329)."

15 comments:

  1. I think it's fair to say that many of these people are not atheists. They actually believe in God. But their view of God (at least in His relationship to them) is a sort of psychotic fantasy. "God understands me" is their mantra. And it will lead them straight to hell.

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    1. Is believing in your own fantasy of God believing in God? I suppose we all are guilty of that to some degree, but I trust most of my readers are trying to conform their beliefs to the Church, not God to their beliefs. Anyway, now many will get the opportunity to go to Hell much sooner now that "long pig" is back on the menu, as well as ponies.

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  2. Is it not amazing when someone, especially one with authority and "duty of care", publicly desires harm and hell for those that have been entrusted to them??

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  3. If we are to accept the Malta Bishops interpretation of A.L. this would appear to validate doing whatever you please regarding sexual morality, clearly abrogating the teaching of the Catholic Church. How devilish of them to do this because, by this action, they will be considered merciful by many. Truly the devil seems ascendant in the Catholic Church today.

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    1. Hard to see a way around it. How are we not in real schism now, and going forward?

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    2. Schism has to do with lack of unity in matters of authority and obedience, not lack of unity in matters of doctrine and Faith. For example, a priest acts schematically if he doesn't pray/invoke for his local bishop and Pope Francis during the Consecration. The devil has got the heterodox and heretical priests, he will get the orthodox ones if they schism from being so infuriated with the evil that is going on with permission from those in authority.

      Nail your local priest's foot to the floor.

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    3. I see no practical distinction in this case.

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    4. For example, a priest acts schematically if he doesn't pray/invoke for his local bishop and Pope Francis during the Consecration.

      Lurker, if your local Maltese bishop says Let Them Eat Eucharist, what is the priest with vows to that bishop and vows to Our Lord supposed to do? Is that not immediately an issue or obedience on matters of authority?

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    5. If a bishop commands a priest to commit a sin, the priest must not obey. His promise of obedience to his bishop is not relevant in such a situation. Each and every violation of canon 915 is grave matter.

      Cardinal Wuerl and many other bishops have punished priests for failing to commit mortal sin. The lawlessness of the hierarchy has become boundless.

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    6. Thank you, Father. I always feel blessed when a priest leaves a comment.

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  4. What the hell Bear, just because you are at peace with eating horses, you know it's still wrong, right?
    I wish I could finance your trip to Rome so that you could have a sit-down with the Pope and get the real story. Because all this just seems crazy.
    Anyhow, thanks for the horse eating analogy. For some reason, I can understand anything if it is horse-related.

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    1. Lol Nancy, I thought your profile picture was a white person pick-pocketing a pregnant black woman on a beach until I clicked on it to zoom in.

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    2. I may be a thief, but I am no racist! Shoot, now I am probably a liar too. It is a daily struggle...but I know we are all brothers & sisters in Christ. (That is a picture of my grandson holding on to the bit of Soca, the horse)

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  5. See St. Thomas on the distinction between Credo Deum, Credo in Deo, and Credo in Deum:
    http://www.newadvent.org/summa/3002.htm#article2

    To believe in a "God" is not the same as to believe in the one God according to His revelation of Himself in Christ and the Apostles. To believe in the God we conjur up in our imagination is not to be identified as the essential act of Christian Faith, which we know entails a full and willful submission of the mind and heart to Scripture and Tradition as to the very voice of God. Anything else sets man's own reason up as the arbiter of what is of faith and what is not. But to the extent that such rationalism infects our faith, our faith is a corpse, since it will not be without the vivifying effect of Charity.

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  6. Dear most illustrious bear - hope this note finds you beary well :) Wondering if you follow Miss Barnhardt thought this one was a real corker http://www.barnhardt.biz/2017/01/16/cutting-the-crap-31-questions-and-blunt-answers-about-the-catholic-church-and-antipope-bergoglio/ Any thoughts on her remarks - they seem well made to me - but I'm not a bear.

    Best wishes

    Kim

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