Quote from: Bernadette on Today at 02:12:14 PMThe Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Therese of Lisieux, by Fr. Jamart, for kindle. $.99 I have a printed copy, but I've wanted a kindle copy for some time. I'm trying to track down a quote to the effect of: "Sins committed through weakness do not offend God."
QuoteNASUGBU, Philippines (The Filipino Connection) — Detectives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group have arrested on May 13 a 57-year-old priest who is wanted for violation of Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code or Offending Religious Feelings.https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/05/24/2268677/priest-arrested-offending-religious-feelings
The accused was identified as Winston Fernandez Cabading, parish priest of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, was arrested at around 10:10 p.m. in St. Mary Magdalene House, Caleruega Road, Batulao in Barangay Kaylaway.
He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Presiding Judge Madonna Concordia Echiverri of Quezon City Regional Trial Court, Branch 81, dated May 8, 2023, with P18,000 recommended bail.
The priest was charged after former Commission on Elections chief Harriet Demetriou filed a complaint against him before the Quezon City Prosecutors Office after he allegedly mocked the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at a conference in Lipa City, Batangas.
Cabading is Archdiocese of Manila's exorcist and is an instructor of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Sacred Theology.
Demetriou, also a former Sandiganbayan Justice is a devotee of Our Lady Mary Mediatrix of All Grace and has alleged Cabading of being Mary's "rabid critic."
Demetriou's Facebook post said Cabading was charged of violating Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code that carrries a penalty of up to two years imprisonment.
In her complaint, Demetriou, also a retired judge said that the "Mediatrix of All Grace is a Marian apparition that took place in the Carmelite Monastery of Lipa, Batangas sometime in 1948."
"As a devotee of Our Lady, Mary, Mediatrix of all Grace and a lawyer, I believe that it is the duty of the state to safeguard my religious freedom," the complainant said.
She chided Cabading's claims that there exists a 1951 Lipa Diocesan Verdict that "negated the authenticity of the 1948 apparition of Our Lady, Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace."
QuoteHowever, in May 2016, the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) under Cardinal Gerhard Mueller overruled the archbishop and rejected his 2012 decree declaring that the alleged Marian apparitions in Batangas in 1948 were authentic. Arguelles himself disclosed the ruling by the CDF in an archdiocesan communiqué on May 31. In its decree, the Congregation stated that Pope Pius XII had made a definitive confirmation in 1951 against the supposed apparitions declaring that they "were not of supernatural origin," which the local authority had no authority to overrule.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Mediatrix_of_All_Grace
QuoteArticle 133. Offending the religious feelings. - The penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period shall be imposed upon anyone who, in a place devoted to religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony shall perform acts notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful.
QuoteBesides killing millions and millions of Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, Gypsie's, Jews, and mentally retarded, Hitler shut down the tranies and homos. I suppose it made it all worthwhile, right?
QuoteIf you know your opponent will throw everything they have at a conflict then your strategy is a simple one; destroy everything they throw at it until they run out of money, men, and materiel to throw into it.
And this is exactly what Russia has done.
It is exactly what I expected them to do at the outset of the war (here, here, and here) failing a swift victory over Ukraine; continue their war of attrition across all theaters against the West until they either 1) sue for peace or 2) collapse under the weight of their own hubris.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Who else?), put the kibosh on any early negotiated settlement between Russia and Ukraine.
To Crooke's point, the West's investment in Ukraine was simply too big to give up that easily. Believing the ultimate SANCTIONS package would overthrow Putin and destabilize Russia, both (((Davos))) and the Anglo-(((neocons))) bet too heavily on this working. As my dad used to say about pro athletes, "he spends too much time reading his press clippings..."
Two very Establishment Anglo-American media in the UK (in which U.S. Establishment messages often surface) finally – and bitterly – have admitted: 'Sanctions on Russia failed'. The Telegraph laments: They "are a joke"; "Russia was meant to have collapsed by now"
Do they not remember their failure in 2014/15 when this whole Ukraine War project started? They threw Viktor Yanukovich out of power and Russia took Crimea from them. So, their 'shock and awe' then was to throw an epic temper tantrum crashing the price of oil from $125 to $25 per barrel.
This was the first instance of the "Ruble to Rubble" campaign. It didn't work then.