Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 6/18/22

I don’t need to tell you that it’s “Gay Pride Month” since we are all being subjected to the L*** propaganda steamroller ad nauseam via the media and elsewhere. When I log in my time on my computer at work, the first thing I see on my company’s website is a large colorful article endorsing and promulgating Gay Pride Month. We note that the Bible teaches against both homosexuality and pridefulness.

The first article above provides an informative summary of how pope Francis, James Martin, SJ, and other progressives are greasing the skids for full acceptance of practicing L***ers within the RCC. The second article mentions the ongoing efforts of progressive Catholics to canonize Franciscan priest, Mychal Judge, a former NYC firefighters’ chaplain and the first individual to die in the 9/11 attack, as the first openly homosexual saint. Popular Catholic theologian, John Henry Cardinal Newman’s (1801-1891), canonisation was delayed for 130 years due to his controversial relationship with priest, Ambrose St. John, but pope Francis pushed it through in 2019.

No one should be pressured to support the L*** propaganda machine. Society will increasingly demand that Bible Christians acquiesce.

Pseudo-Christian pro-L***ers often use the argument that Jesus Christ never specifically condemned homosexuality, as Catholic Ted Lieu recently pointed out on the floor of the U.S. Capital. This is an argument from the absurd.

“3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” – Matthew 19:3-6

Jesus taught a man/male and woman/female becoming one, not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. Jesus upheld all of Scripture, and the Old Testament (and New Testament) unequivocally identifies homosexuality as sin.

The RCC spends years revising its formulaic incantations. Only God can forgive sins.

Some liberal Catholics are saying “sayonara” to the RCC and encouraging others to do the same after San Francisco archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, barred abortion supporter, Nancy Pelosi, from receiving the Jesus wafer in her home diocese.

Tomorrow is the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi (“the Body of Christ”), in which Catholics celebrate the alleged transformation of bread wafers into the actual body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. Eating the Jesus wafer supposedly imparts graces that helps the partaker to resist sin in order to merit salvation at the moment of death. The U.S. Catholic bishops ordained a three-year eucharistic revival beginning tomorrow. The aim of the revival is to educate Catholics on proper Jesus wafer doctrine, etiquette, and protocols. A 2019 Pew Research poll showed that only 30% of Catholics believe the consecrated wafer is actually Jesus. A very recent survey revealed that only 34% of Catholics believe the Jesus wafer should be withheld from Catholic politicians like Pelosi and Joe Biden who disagree with church teaching on abortion. Tomorrow, Rochester Catholic bishop, Salvatore R. Matano, will be carrying a large Jesus wafer in a monstrance (gold container with see-through glass) in a procession around Corpus Christi Church at 864 E. Main St. Catholics will line the streets (well, certainly not as many as in years gone by) and bow in worship to the Jesus wafer as it passes by (example photo below).


The alternative to all of the falsities and wranglings within the RCC referred to in the articles above is the genuine Good News! of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.


Tom’s retirement countdown: 19 more weekends to go!

18 thoughts on “Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 6/18/22

  1. Excellent roundup, Tom. I wrote a blog about 6 years ago on Jesus’ “silence” on homosexuality.

    One point I made, in passing, was that Jesus never addressed incest either, but that doesn’t mean He condones it.

    But on a larger level, Jesus was sent to “the lost sheep of Israel.” At that time, the Jews considered homosexuality an abomination, and therefore it was not a problem among them. Therefore, Jesus didn’t need to address it. However, adultery was a problem for the Jews, therefore Jesus addressed that.

    Also, when the Gospel spread into more and more of the Roman world where homosexuality was a huge problem, it then HAD to be addressed, which God had Paul do several times in Scripture.

    But, as you alluded to, the steamroller is steaming ahead, and gaining speed every day. Christians who don’t fall in line will be punished in a variety of ways.

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    1. Thanks, David. Yup, the argument that “Jesus never talked about homosexuality” is a very feeble grasping at straws.
      Yup, greater censorship is coming (this post will not be allowed someday very soon) and worse.

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  2. “The L*** propaganda steamroller” is right, Tom. I saw the story about the Rays support of the ungodly practice.

    Certain Catholics never cease to amaze me. There is this:

    “The second article mentions the efforts within the RCC to canonize Franciscan priest, Mychal Judge, a former NYC firefighters’ chaplain and the first individual to die in the 9/11 attack, as the first openly homosexual saint.”

    What?

    Is there a special “Catholic Edition of the Bible,” Tom? Because Ted Lieu’s Bible is definitely different than mine.

    It thrills me to no end that “a three-year eucharistic revival beginning tomorrow.” NOT!!!

    We protestants need to be praying for the Catholic people like never before.

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    1. Chris, thanks for all of the good comments. Just to clarify, it’s only the progressives in the RCC who are campaigning for Judge to be canonized.
      Yup, Catholics do have their own Bible versions, which all include the seven apocryphal books and notes throughout affirming the Catholic interpretation, BUT Lieu’s Catholic Bible does contain all of the same condemnations of homosexuality as ours.

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      1. I remember now that they do include apocryphal books but I thought that they hadn’t scratched out the homosexuality verses. Thanks for the clarification.

        So, the ones who approve of homosexuality have no leg to stand on as they are in direct disobedience to Bible teaching.

        Just curious, what percentage of the Catholic people would be for making the gay guy a “saint?” I know it would be your opinion but I think you would be as close as anyone else I know.

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      2. Yup, liberal “inclusive” Catholics have the same problem as liberal “inclusive” mainline Protestants. They both must discredit the
        Bible’s teaching on homosexuality.

        RE: what percentage of the Catholic people would be for making the gay guy a “saint?”

        From a very recent AP poll it appears the majority of Catholics would be receptive to a gay “saint.” The poll revealed 77% of Catholics believe practicing L***ers should be allowed communion and 65% say the church should allow openly gay men to be ordained as priests and deacons.

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      3. Thanks, Tom. That is way higher than I would have guessed but the facts are important. It is a sign of the times.
        I talked to two young Catholics today and I couldn’t even get them to give me an opinion on Pope Francis. Neither one seemed to know what they believed.

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      4. RE: Neither Catholic seemed to know what they believed.
        That speaks to the vast majority of Catholics. Strictly nominal, but will call upon the church for “life events” – baby baptisms, weddings, impending death, funerals

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      5. It sounds just like the Lutheran Church of Norway. Many members are atheists but, because of tradition, they show up at a Lutheran church for one of the events you have mentioned.

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  3. It’s troubling to read how Mychal Judge was/is idolized by so many. After his death, NY City firefighters went to Rome and presented his helmet to Pope John Paul II. The Bible is a closed book to these people, as it was to me before I was born again.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Society including the RCC is being so powerfully indoctrinated by the L*** campaign that I could see Judge being canonized in another 5 years.

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  4. 1. This mixing of the sins of lgr343erfdfa34980 and pride is so potent…sigh.
    2. Wow this lga343g434108bpteqia agenda is big on Romanism and rest of the world.
    3. Euracharist revivals…seems about the externals rather than Gospel which obviously is missing. Its more than about wafers!
    4. This is news to me: ” John Henry Cardinal Newman’s (1801-1891), canonisation was delayed for 130 years due to his controversial relationship with priest, Ambrose St. John” Never knew that

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    1. Thanks for the good comments!

      Yup, it’s disturbing to see the culture transformed into another Sodom and Gomorrah. This was unthinkable 50 years ago.

      Yes, the RCC is all about the natural/physical/material, which was Gregg Allison’s point with his detailing of the RCC’s “Nature-Grace Interdependence” construct. When I came out of RC-ism to Jesus Christ and Gospel Christianity the stark contrast between Rome’s tactile, material religion and true spirituality through faith in Christ alone became crystal clear.
      RE: Newman & Ambrose St. John
      The relationship was obviously not openly homosexual, but was controversial. Newman insisted he be buried in the same grave as St. John.
      https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129930850

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      1. I’m guessing that more than a few popes, cardinals, bishops, and priests who have been canonized as “saints” were in “unusual” relationships.

        Happy Father’s Day, Jimmy! Hope you have a great day with your family. I’ve fallen way behind on WordPress but will catch up tomorrow.

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