Omerta Uber Alles

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The Pope continued saying the truth is humble and silent and is not noisy, acknowledging that what Jesus did is not easy. However, “the dignity of the Christian is anchored in the power of God”. Even in a family, he said, there are times when division occurs because of “discussions on politics, sports, money”. Pope Francis recommends silence and prayer in these cases:

With people lacking good will, with people who only seek scandal, who seek only division, who seek only destruction, even within the family: silence, prayer.

Pope Francis concluded praying,

May the Lord give us the grace to discern when we should speak and when we should stay silent. This applies to every part of life: to work, at home, in society…. Thus we will be closer imitators of Jesus.

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  1. To the boys who were sodomized and told to remain silent I Say Boldly, Forgive this pontiff! Forgive the rapist! Forgive the unholy silence that perpetually fuels the rapist hiding behind a Roman collar.

    Silence is golden unless it is keeping a criminal free to rape and pillage.

  2. Well, it’s blatantly obvious the man has no clue that society especially the Church has a bit of a problem with “holiness”. Even in his line of work, he has no ideal how to define that term. Now he wants to return to a tested and failed strategy of “hush” to prevent “scandal”. How has that worked out for the past 70+ years sir?

  3. No 5th Amendment rights at the Great White Throne of Final Judgment. My Dad, a devout Pentecostal to the day of his death by heart attack in the church he loved, thought that the books which were opened in Revelation 20:12 were the resurrected brains of the dead, and that where Scripture says that “the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done,” it meant that our very own memories written in the structure of the neurons of our brains would accuse us and we would have no escape from self-incrimination. That accusation from our own brains would erase our names from the Book of Life. In other words, we by our actions would do the erasing. Whether this is theologically correct or not is something for apologists and philosophers and theologians to debate; nevertheless, the entirety of the passage – verses 11 through 15 – deserves to be repeated, and from this Jorge Bergoglio has no escape:

    11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it; from his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and all were judged by what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire; 15 and if any one’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

  4. I am taking my pitchfork and fire extinguisher but I am not planning on sharing my fire extinguisher with Bergoglio as he has called me bad names. Bergoglio needs to bring his own fire extinguisher.

  5. “no Fifth Amendment rights…”and Shkreli. The Fifth Amendment only applies in criminal cases. Civil cases, as are political cases are not protected by the Fifth Amendment. So, how come these “guys” do not know our Constitution”? These politicians are public servants on the payroll of the taxpayers. I got my head handed to me in court when I tried to use the Fifth Amendment in a civil case.(a divorce case).

  6. LQC wrote, “it meant that our very own memories written in the structure of the neurons of our brains would accuse us and we would have no escape from self-incrimination.”

    Some of the Fathers, notably St Isaac of Syria and St Maximus the Confessor taught something very similar.

    For those who love the Lord, His Presence will be infinite joy, paradise and eternal life. For those who hate the Lord, the same Presence will be infinite torture, hell and eternal death. The reality for both the saved and the damned will be exactly the same when Christ “comes in glory, and all angels with Him,” so that “God may be all in all.” (I Corinthians 15-28) Those who have God as their “all” in this life will finally have divine fulfilment and life. For those whose “all” is themselves and this world, the “all” of God will be their torture, their punishment and their death. And theirs will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8:21, et al.)

    They teach, too, that the “fire” that will consume sinners at the coming of the Kingdom of God is the same “fire” that will shine with splendour in the saints. It is the “fire” of God’s love; the “fire” of God Himself who is Love. “For our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29) who “dwells in unapproachable light.” (I Timothy 6:16) For those who love God and who love all creation in Him, the “consuming fire” of God will be radiant bliss and unspeakable delight. For those who do not love God, and who do not love at all, this same consuming fire” will be the cause of their “weeping” and their “gnashing of teeth.”

  7. Jesus passed through their midst and went away.
    St. Nicholas was not silent at the Council of Nicaea.

  8. Just yesterday at Mass we all rose and begged, “Our Father … forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us….”

    P.S. Calumny remains a sin, folks.

  9. It comes down to conscience Mr. McClarey.

    A priest can “be pastoral” while telling the co-habitating couple that their conscience can guide them to making the choice to receive communion or not.

    A pastoral approach is the key that opens the ambiguous lock which our holy father chooses to place upon mouths of faithful everywhere.

    Shush!
    You don’t want to wake everyone that is sleeping do you?
    You know…it wouldn’t be becoming of a good pontificate now would it?
    Shush Mr. McClarey…. shush.
    Let’s live in the free-dumb church.
    Free from error.
    Free from correction.
    A “infallible” clergy.. incapable of sin. A Holy father. (f)
    Free and dumb… shush.

  10. PHILIP NACHAZEL wrote:
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    A priest can “be pastoral” while telling the co-habitating couple that their conscience can guide them to making the choice to receive communion or not.
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    The same pastoral laxity that is a major component of the New Paradigm is what has caused the clerical abuse crisis. It bears a striking resemblance to the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in Luke 16:1-13. Selling out God so that the progressive dishonest managers can curry favor with the world.

  11. I knew the general idea, but I wanted to look it up:
    “Omertà is a code of honor that places importance on silence, non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others” pretty descriptive of this kidney stone

  12. Very interesting insight of your late father, LQC. We will know a lot of answers to a lot of things on that Day.

  13. Sorry, Great Jorge of Babylon, the truth should be “shouted from the rooftops” (Mt 10:27, Lk 12:3). “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, nothing hidden that will not be known.” Let it begin now.

  14. Pope Milhous I is content to again weaponize piety, but it appears his digital CREEPs are hard at work trying to destroy this story by means fair and foul. But overwhelmingly foul.

    In the meantime, Archbishop Vigano’s conversation with the suddenly silent pontiff is unrebutted.

  15. One doesn’t need to convene a council for testimony to be heard; the Vigano letter isn’t saying “this is new teaching,” it’s saying “this is what I saw.”

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