Thursday, March 2, 2017

DELUSION of Perfection - - - To the Narcissist Confabulation is Reality - - - How do people become narcissists? - - - Kohut - & - Kernberg - - - Early Childhood - & - Lack of Empathy - - - GRANDIOSITY AND EMPTINESS

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Narcissism takes its name from a beautiful boy in an ancient Greek myth, famously retold by the poet Ovid. The mythical Narcissus fell in love not with a real person, but with his reflection in the waters of a pond. He died of heartbreak because his beautiful self did not love him back, and was reborn as a fragrant white flower: the narcissus…
The psychiatrist Heinz Kohut, writing in the 1970's in Chicago, was perhaps the most famous early researcher on narcissistic personality disorder…
How do people become narcissists? Kohut argued that the narcissistic personality is formed early in life when a child is deprived of sufficient attention and love from his mother. Whereas a merely neurotic person falls in love with his parent in early childhood, the narcissist does not experience enough loving parent in his world to fall in love with. In more contemporary language, we might call this insecure attachment. So he falls in love, so to speak, with himself--or rather, with an idealized image of himself. Kohut believed that this parent-absence was a deep source of pain for the child and, later on, for the adult with narcissistic personality disorder…
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The Surprising Shadow Side of a Narcissist
Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. - July 30, 2015 




































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N A R C I S S I S T I C   R A G E 





Defeat the Enemy before it Defeats You 











Before It 
D E S T R O Y S   Y O U R  
Delusion of the Perfection 

“Limitlessness of the Power 
and 
Knowledge of a Grandiose Self”






“Thoughts on Narcissism and Narcissistic Rage”
Heinz Kohut, M.D.
…Thus, this external dependence derived from an insufficiency of self forges the individual’s conflict between external/internal and reality/pleasure.
Threats directed toward the self and associated feelings of shame often elicit narcissistic rage as a type of premeditated retaliation against a perceived injurious force, as in another person.  The subconscious mentality is as follows: defeat the enemy before it defeats you, before it destroys your delusion of the perfection and “limitlessness of the power and knowledge of a grandiose self” (Kohut 385)…

























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Kohut and self psychology
Heinz Kohut explored a wide range of rage experiences in his seminal article 'Thoughts on Narcissism and Narcissistic Rage' (1972). He considered narcissistic rage as one major form among many, contrasting it especially with mature aggression. Because the very structure of the self itself is weakened in the narcissist, their rage cannot flower into real assertiveness; and they are left instead prone to oversensitivity to perceived or imagined narcissistic injuries resulting in narcissistic rage.
For Kohut, narcissistic rage is related to narcissists' need for total control of their environment, including "the need for revenge, for righting a wrong, for undoing a hurt by whatever means". It is an attempt by the narcissist to turn from a passive sense of victimization to an active role in giving pain to others, while at the same time attempting to rebuild their own (actually false) sense of self-worth. It may also involve self-protection and preservation, with rage serving to restore a sense of safety and power by destroying that which had threatened the narcissist.
Alternatively, according to Kohut, rages can be seen as a result of the shame at being faced with failure. Narcissistic rage is the uncontrollable and unexpected anger that results from a narcissistic injury – a threat to a narcissist's self-esteem or worth. Rage comes in many forms, but all pertain to the same important thing: revenge. Narcissistic rages are based on fear and will endure even after the threat is gone.
To the narcissist, the rage is directed towards the person that they feel has slighted them; to other people, the rage is incoherent and unjust. This rage impairs their cognition, therefore impairing their judgment. During the rage they are prone to shouting, fact distortion and making groundless accusations. In his book The Analysis of the Self, Kohut explains that expressions caused by a sense of things not going the expected way blossom into rages, and narcissists may even search for conflict to find a way to alleviate pain or suffering…
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NEW FOCUS ON NARCISSISM OFFERS ANALYSTS INSIGHT INTO 
GRANDIOSITY AND EMPTINESS 
By MAYA PINES - March 16, 1982
…These people suffer from what is now being called a ''narcissistic personality disorder,'' which paradoxically involves self-hatred as well as self-love. They have a grandiose sense of self-importance or uniqueness, and react with rage or deep humiliation when their superiority is not recognized…
As a result of his work with narcissistic patients, Dr. Kohut…theorized that narcissism follows an independent development (separate from the instinctual drives) and results from a disruption of normal child development, caused by the mother's failure to show empathy for the child's emerging self.
Therefore, according to Dr. Kohut, instead of searching the patient's past for unresolved Oedipal conflicts, for instance, the therapist should allow the patient to express his grandiosity, and in the process to idealize the analyst as well. Eventually, the patient should shed his illusions of greatness, face his past disappointments, and thus move on to a fuller life.
Unlike Dr. Kohut, Dr. Kernberg accepts Freud's theories about the importance of the instinctual drives, but he has also been influenced by the English "object-relations school," which began with Melanie Klein's investigation of personality development during the first three years. He sees early childhood rage as the source of the narcissist's attitude: "I am grandiose because I feel unlovable and hateful and fear I cannot be loved unless I am perfect and omnipotent." His treatment centers on revealing the defensive nature of such grandiosity….
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Four cardinals openly challenge Francis over 'Amoris Laetitia’ 
By Joshua J. McElwee - Nov. 14, 2016
…ROME Four semi-retired cardinals have publicly questioned Pope Francis' most recent teachings on family life, issuing an open letter to the pontiff with five yes or no questions about how he understands church teaching following the publication of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia*.
While the cardinals say they are writing the note in "an act of justice and charity" to allow the pope to "dispel all ambiguity" about his exhortation, they take a defiant tone and pit Francis' document against others written by his predecessors John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Publication of such an open challenge to a Catholic pontiff from some of his cardinals, who normally act as the pope's staunchest defenders, is exceedingly rare…
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Pope Francis dismisses critics of his teachings
By David Gibson- Nov. 18, 2016
Brief excerpts:
Vatican City -- Pope Francis is firing back at foes of his efforts to make the Catholic church more open and pastoral in its ministry, telling an interviewer that “they are acting in bad faith to foment divisions.”
The pontiff’s lengthy interview in Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian hierarchy, was published Friday and followed days of news coverage of demands by four hard-line cardinals who have grave concerns about Francis’ approach.
The four say that focusing on ministering to people in their particular circumstances is eroding the church’s doctrinal absolutes and that Francis must dispel any ambiguities or face serious consequences.
The four critics, led by U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate and longtime opponent of the pontiff’s policies, had written privately to Francis in September.
They asked the pontiff to state whether passages in a landmark document on ministering to families that he had issued in April could be interpreted to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion in some cases. On Monday, the cardinals went public with the letter because they learned that Francis was not going to respond to their demands that he answer five specific questions about the document, an exhortation called Amoris Laetitia, or “The Joy of Love."
The cardinals said he had to answer their questions in order to clear up their doubts about whether the document undermined the church’s teaching on sin and the permanence of marriage.
Then in an interview published Tuesday in the National Catholic Register, Burke raised the stakes by saying that if Francis did notoffer a clarification, the next step would be to make “a formal act of correction of a serious error" — a phrase that some believe is tantamount to accusing the pope of heresy.
Avvenire’s interview with Francis focused largely on ecumenism and Catholicism’s relations with other churches…
Asked about critics who accuse the pope of “Protestantizing" the Catholic church — an objection often raised by conservative Catholics in the U.S. — Francis said, “I don’t lose sleep over it."
He insisted that he is following the model of the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s that set the church on a path to internal reform and greater engagement with the world.
“As for opinions of others," he said, “we always have to distinguish the spirit in which they are given. When not given in bad faith, they help with the way forward. Other times you see right away that the critics pick bits from here and there to justify a pre-existing viewpointthey are not honestthey are acting in bad faith to foment divisions.” …





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Science  + 

 + Religion = Truth = L O V E







On Gay Priests “Who am I to Judge?”
July 29, 2013
Pope Francis


We have to find a new balance; otherwise 
even the moral edifice of the church is likely to 
FALL LIKE A HOUSE OF CARDS, 
losing the freshness and fragrance 
of the Gospel.
Pope Francis




SCIENCE can purify religion from error and superstition; 
RELIGION can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. 
Each can draw the other into a wider world, 
a world in which both can flourish. 
For the truth of the matter is that the Church and the scientific community will inevitably interact; their options 
DO NOT include ISOLATION
Pope John Paul II - 1988



…TRUTH is the light that gives meaning and value to CHARITY. That light is both the light of REASON and the light of FAITH, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: it grasps its meaning as GIFT, acceptance, and communion. WITHOUT truth, charity degenerates into SENTIMENTALITY. Love becomes an EMPTY SHELL, to be filled in an ARBITRARY way. In a CULTURE without truth, this is the FATAL risk facing love. It FALLS prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions, the word “love” is abused and distorted,to the point where it comes to MEAN the opposite. Truth FREES charity from the constraints of an EMOTIONALISM that deprives it of relational and social content, and of a FIDEISM that deprives it of human and universal breathing-space. In the truth, charity reflects the personal yet public dimension of faith in the God of the Bible, who is both Agápe and Lógos: Charity and Truth, Love and Word…
REASON always stands in need of being purified by faith: this also holds true for political reason, which must not consider itself OMNIPOTENT. For its part, RELIGION always needs to be purified by reason in order to show its authentically human face. Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development
Pope Benedict XVI 2007 2009



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"Who am I to judge?


July 29, 2013


...the entirely mind-blowing fact of 

a supposedly infallible pope asking this question at all...




Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin’ 
January 28, 2014 
Inside the Pope's gentle revolution
By Mark Binelli
Brief excerpt:
…While much of this sounds like wishful thinking, they also have a point: The pope's tonal changes don't necessarily signal a wild swing from tradition. Francis has ruled out the ordination of women, for example, and he still considers abortion an evil. But those obsessed with contextualizing Francis would do well to take a look at the impromptu press conference he granted last summer to gathered Vaticanisti (members of the Vatican press corps) during the flight back from a trip to Rio. Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, told me he'd expected the press conference would go about 20 minutes. It lasted for nearly 90, and ended up including the pope's famous "Who am I to judge?" response, which is normally the only part of the exchange that's quoted. But reading the full transcript or, better yet, watching longer excerpts on YouTube helps to convey the true context. 
A reporter asks Francis, who is standing at the head of the aisle, about the existence of a "gay lobby" within the Vatican. Francis begins by making a joke, saying he hasn't yet run into anyone with a special gay identification card. But then his face becomes serious and, gesturing for emphasis, he says it's important to distinguish between lobbies, which are bad – "A lobby of the greedy, a lobby of politicians, a lobby of Masons, so many lobbies!" he says later in the press conference – and individual gay people who are well- intentioned and seeking God. It's while speaking to the latter point that he makes the "Who am I to judge?" remark, and this part of the video is really 
worth watching, because, aside from the entirely mind-blowing fact of a supposedly infallible pope asking this question at all, his answer is never really translated properly. What he actually says is, "Mah, who am I to judge?" In Italian, mah is an interjection with no exact English parallel, sort of the verbal equivalent of an emphatic shrug. My dad's use of mah most often precedes his resignedly pouring another splash of grappa into his coffee. The closest translation I can come up with is "Look, who the hell knows?" If you watch the video, Francis even pinches his fingers together for extra Italian emphasis. Then he flashes a knowing smirk…
This story is from the 
February 13th, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone
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Crossing the Red Sea 
by hiraku-kun

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Exodus 14:1-31

Crossing the Red Sea

Then the Lord said to Moses: Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall camp opposite it, by the sea. Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, “They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has closed in on them.” I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, so that I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?” So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him; he took six hundred picked chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the Israelites, who were going out boldly. The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, his chariot drivers and his army; they overtook them camped by the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” But Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. But you lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the Israelites may go into the sea on dry ground. Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army, his chariots, and his chariot drivers. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.”

The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. At the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. He clogged[a] their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the Israelites, for the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”

The Pursuers Drowned

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.

Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great work that the Lord did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the Lord and believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses. Exodus 14:1-31



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Knights of Malta chief says it was Burke who asked official to resign 
Austen Ivereigh February 15, 2017 
The Knights of Malta’s chaplain, the pope’s arch-critic American Cardinal Raymond Burke, not its Grand Master, was the one who asked the order’s Grand Chancellor to resign, according to the Knights’ acting head. 
Ludwing Hoffmann von Rumerstein, who is Austrian, was present at a meeting on December 6 in which the Grand Chancellor, Albrecht Von Boeselager, was asked to stand down. His refusal and eventual sacking on grounds of disobedience led to a weeks’ long row with the Vatican, who demanded he be reinstated…
The pretext for Boeselager’s sacking was that the German reformer had years earlier been in charge of the order’s humanitarian arm, Malteser International, which for a time funded organizations that used condoms in Aids prevention projects among the very poor. 
The issue had long since been investigated and Boeselager cleared, but Burke had been given or had commissioned a report by a traditionalist institute in New York that provided fresh evidence.
Journalists’ accounts that sourced the cardinal have described Festing asking the German to resign, while Burke sat silently present. Burke has
elsewhere denied Boeselager’s account that the cardinal invoked the
pope’s authority for the dismissal. 
But in an interview with an Austrian newspaper, Ho!man- Rumerstein presents a very different picture. 
“The conversation took place in a normal conversation form,” he told the Austrian daily Der Standard. “Boeselager said no to Cardinal Burke’s call for him to stand down. And I followed the cardinal to the car.” 
Asked for the cardinal’s reaction, Hoffman-Rumerstein said: “He shook his head. He was displeased, one could say. He [Burke] would have expected Boeselager to resign.” 
…The statements, which insisted that the Order of Malta was sovereign and had no need to give an account of itself to the pope, are said to have been at Burke’s instigation
…it was Burke, not the pope, who may have violated the Knights’ sovereignty:…
…which would suggest that Burke’s actions were illegal according to the order’s own constitution, as Boeselager insisted at the time… 
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A giant replica of a condom on the - Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
part of an awareness campaign for 
the 2005 World AIDS Day




“It was Burke’s disobedience to the pope that was the real issue”


Pope’s takeover of Knights of Malta brings chance for needed reform 
By Austen Ivereigh - January 29, 2017
Brief excerpts: 
…It accepted Festing’s resignation by a clear majority, agreed to appoint Rumerstein, and reinstated the former Grand Chancellor, Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager. It was the sacking of Boeselager by Festing and the order’s chaplain, American Cardinal Raymond Burke, that sparked the 
Vatican intervention…
No mention was made of Burke, who was absent from Saturday’s meeting. The leader of an anti-Francis crusade from the start of the papacy…
He is also the prime mover behind a letter made public last November in which four cardinals challenged the pope over the orthodoxy of his apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. 
It was Burke’s attempt to use Pope Francis’s authority as part of an internal power-play by Festing in December to remove his rival Boeselager that prompted the papal putsch…
The president of the order’s German Association, Erich Lobkowicz, has described the struggle as “a battle between all that Pope Francis stands for and tiny clique of ultraconservative frilly old diehards in the Church - diehards that have missed the train in every conceivable respect.” 
Festing’s clique is known for its love of Old-Rite liturgies and suspicion of Pope Francis…
The reformers have been especially incensed by Festing’s indulgence of the knights’ Italian branch, which has close connections to the wealthy and powerful order in Argentina. Both have long been linked to power plays in Italian politics and high finance, as well as to conservative networks in the Vatican. 
“Part of it is a wonderful humanitarian organization, but part of it is a mafia, pure and simple,” one observer close to the pope told Crux… 
…Emboldened by Burke, Festing tried to sack Boeselager in early December on grounds of disobedience, after the German refused to stand down at the Englishman’s request. 
The grounds for his removal were manufactured by a militant traditionalist organization close to Burke, the Lepanto Institute for the Restoration of All Things in Christ
…In his letter that followed the meeting the pope made clear that Catholic moral precepts must be followed but that differences should be resolved through dialogue rather than expulsions
But the letter was used by Burke as a justification for sacking Boeselager against the pope’s express wishes
But it was Burke’s disobedience to the pope that was the real issue
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Man opening condom packet 


The Knights of Malta-Vatican feud: a tale of chivalry and sovereignty
 By Philip Pullella 
Jan 28, 2017 - Reuters
Brief excerpts:
On the afternoon of Jan. 24, a black BMW pulled out of a 16th century palace in Rome, crossed the Tiber River and headed for the Vatican, a short trip to end a brazen challenge to the authority of Pope Francis. 
Inside the car was 67-year-old Englishman Matthew Festing,the head of an ancient Catholic order of knights which is now a worldwide charity with a unique diplomatic status…
…Instead of quelling the conflict, however, Festing's resignation was followed by yet another challenge to Francis' authority -- led by vocal pope critic American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, according to Vatican and Knights sources. 
In particular: Burke tried to convince Festing to withdraw his resignation and keep fighting the pope, these sources say. On Saturday, the Knight's Sovereign Council accepted Festing's resignation and re-instated von Boselager, a clear defeat for Burke…
…A German aristocrat whose father participated in a failed plot to kill Hitler in World War Two, von Boeselager was fired by Festing in December, and accused of having allowed the use of condoms while he was head of the Knights' global humanitarian projects. 
Festing fired him in Burke's presence, arguing that the German had hidden the condom use from the order's leaders when he was named Grand Chancellor, according to Knights and Vatican sources…
…In the same statement, von Boeselager said Festing and Burke told him the Vatican wanted him to resign and that there would be "severe consequences" for the Order if he did not. 
The Vatican denied, in a letter from its secretary of state to the Order and seen by Reuters, that it had mandated the resignation, saying it had told the Knights the pope wanted a solution through dialogue
The German said his sacking was against the Knights' constitution and appealed to the pope, who ordered the investigation…
…The day after Festing handed his resignation to the pope, Cardinal Burke drove to the order's headquarters from his apartment near the Vatican and sought to persuade Festing to withdraw his resignation, a source from the Vatican and one from the Knights said. 
Burke declined to comment on his meeting with Festing. 
Burke has long been leading challenges against the pope. Pope Francis demoted him from a top Vatican job in 2014 with no official explanation and assigned him to be the "patron" of the Order of Malta…
…The pope will now appoint a "pontifical delegate" to help run the order, at least until elections can be held for a new Grand Master. 
In a personal letter to the Sovereign Council on Jan. 27 and seen by Reuters, Francis made clear that the Vatican did not want to interfere with the Order's sovereignty but said his delegate would seek to "renew the spirituality of the Order, specifically of those members who take vows." 
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Rio Olympics providing a record number of 
condoms to athletes



The Pope faces his adversaries 
January 26, 2017
Brief excerpts:
By obtaining the resignation on Wednesday of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Pope Francis has made an important point to those who call into question the deep reforms he is undertaking in the Vatican and the Church. Not that Brother Matthew Festing is a personal enemy of the pope, but the conflict between Francis and the Knights of Malta represents the sum of all the opposition he is encountering in his will to reform.
The chronology of events is perplexing. In early December, the Grand Master of the Order demanded the resignation of Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager, who is accused of being "a liberal Catholic, unfaithful to the teachings of the Church."
Present at this discussion, was Cardinal Raymond Burke, the pope's representative to the Order and one of his main opponents, who led a public attack against the exhortation Amoris laetitia…to force him to return to the text - something that no pope had done for at least two centuries - and to lessen the magisterial scope of the Vatican.
Within the Order of Malta, the attacks against von Boeselager, who was accused of having allowed the distribution of condoms by the Order in Burma in 2005, was a moral issue. The German explained to the grand master that the matter had been settled and refused to resign. Supported, at least in silence, by Cardinal Burke, Matthew Festing insisted that it was "the will of the Holy See.”…
Ten days later, von Boeselager's own brother, Georg, was appointed to the superintendency of…the "Vatican bank". With two other bankers, he replaced officials of the IOR ["Vatican bank”] who, defending the idea of creating a Vatican investment fund in Luxembourg opposed by the Pope, had to resign in May. Seen against this backdrop, the attacks against von Boeselager appear more and more as a challenge to the reform of the Vatican’s finances and those who are implementing them. 
Already, under Benedict XVI, it was on the issue of its finances that the Vatican was most violently attacked. The VatiLeaks affair, the leaking of documents from the Pope's office, began shortly after the German pope had begun a vast clean-up of the Vatican's finances, including the IOR where scandals were multiplying…
Still, more than the mafia-type dealings, it is the financial system itself that has obstructed the popes’ efforts… 
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Switzerland, 2006. 
Translation: 
"No action without protection. 
1. No intercourse without a condom
2. No sperm or blood in the mouth. 
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the Swiss Aids Federation: 
Safer sex is the best way to protect yourself from HIV and 
other sexually transmitted diseases."







Heads Roll at the Vatican Over Missionary Condom Scandal
January 25, 2017
…While it may all seem medieval and Machiavellian, even for Rome, there is another wrinkle—and a distinctly American one—in this rather unholy thread.
The head of the Sovereign Council of the Knights of Malta is none other than Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, an American who is leading a campaign against Pope Francis for allegedly giving the impression that rules on divorced and remarried Catholics and LGBT Catholics have softened.
Burke and three other cardinals filed a list of dubia, or doubts, to Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about the pope’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).
Burke was given his gig as Cardinalis Patronus of the Knights of Malta in 2014 after Francis fired him from his lofty job as head of the Vatican’s judiciary. Francis has refused to answer the dubia, essentially drawing a line in the sand on the matter…
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Archbishop of Buenos Aires and future Pope Francis, 
with Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone at a beatification ceremony in Chimpay, Argentina, November 11, 2007




Cardinal Burke boosts lavish, Latin liturgy
July 18, 2012





Vatican debate on gays provokes strong reaction from all corners - October 10, 2014
...“They fully believed in the church’s teachings and they knew their grandchildren would see them welcome the son and his partner into the family,” the couple told those assembled in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall. “Their response could be summed up in three words: ‘He’s our son.’”
American hard-liner Cardinal Raymond Burke shot back on Thursday (Oct. 9) that children should be protected from “exposure” to gay relationships, which he rejected as “evil.”…
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Conservative Cardinal Who Clashed With Pope Francis Confirms He Has Been Ousted 
Oct 17, 2014 
...Burke has publicly clashed with the pope since Francis took office in 2013, and he has come to represent the sidelining of culture warriors elevated by Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict and as the top doctrinal official under Pope John Paul II. Burke, who caused controversy while bishop of St. Louis by saying Catholics who voted for politicians supportive of abortion rights should not receive communion, went on Catholic television in 2013 to rebut remarks Pope Francis made to an interviewer that the church had become “obsessed” with abortion and sexuality to the exclusion of other issues, saying, “We can never talk enough about that as long as in our society innocent and defenseless human life is being attacked in the most savage way,” Burke said. While Francis famously responded to a question about homosexuality in 2013 by asking, “Who am I to judge?” Burke described homosexual “acts” as “always and everywhere wrong [and] evil” during an interview last week...
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Raymond Leo Burke


The Crisis That Changed Pope Francis
October 23, 2014 - Newsweek
Change on the march
…He got what he wanted. There was free and fierce debate between liberals and ideological conservatives (the most strident of whom, US Cardinal Raymond Burke, has been going round claiming that the pope is about to sack him from his post as the Holy See’s most senior canon law judge). Pastoral conservatives have divided between the two sides. Yet the vote on welcoming gays failed by just two votes to get the two-third majority.
Change is clearly on the march. A series of documents were drawn up – an interim report, small group reports and a final report which was less welcoming to gays and the divorced than Francis wanted. These are now the subject of a year’s intense debate. Then there will be a larger Synod on the family next October after which the pope – who concluded by warning against “hostile rigidity” by traditionalists  and “destructive good will” by liberals – has the final word…
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The biggest unreported synod influence: human experience  
Oct. 30, 2014
...Besides offering his fellow cardinals a model of how to get transferred to Malta, Cardinal Burke, who loves to drape himself in the trailing yards of crimson silk of the old church's cappa magna, claims to be fighting for the integrity of church teaching in a world that irritates him by now being more sympathetic to homosexuals than to the vanished glory of the cappa magna.
Burke provides a sad example of a churchman who doesn't get or simply overrides the theological wisdom of human experience. By insisting that homosexuality is "intrinsically disordered," he aligns himself with other church leaders who have no clinical or theological basis for making such a judgment. Indeed, he employs a philosophical category that does not fit the human dignity of homosexual men and women.
  ...We can be thankful to Cardinal Burke for providing us with the contrast needed to see the understanding of human personality that may be the hallmark of Francis' papacy as well as of the synod on the family. The crimson-wrapped Burke is headed for exile on an island, the fate of a faux Napoleon who, thanks to the Peter Principle, has reached the level that matches his ignorance about and fear of homosexuals. He vindicates the sensible judgments tested by human experience while revealing how out of sync he is with the church he claims to defend...
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Cardinals Attack 'People's Pope' With Familiar Wingnut Tactics 11/04/14
...Burke is, to me, the worst kind of Church prelate, known not only for his rigid views on abortion and gays and his willingness to aid the Republican right wing, but for his love of the kind of gaudier ceremonial frippery most cardinals had the taste to leave behind a half-century ago. (All for the greater glory of God, I'm sure.)...
As an authoritarian, of course, he was not so quick to address the sexual abuse scandal. As the National Catholic Reporter noted last month:...
...And since he got demoted, he's doing his best to damn Francis with faint praise:...
...Hey, we've seen "The Borgias," Cardinal Burke. We know what you're doing! (We've also seen Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, and Fox News in action.)
Conservatives have privately labeled Francis "the anti-Christ" and illegitimate, just as Obama was "the Kenyan" who couldn't legally be president. In the National Catholic Reporter, Michael Sean Winters calls them "Tea Party Catholics"... 
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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin defends Pope Francis from Cardinal Burke - November 6, 2014
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has a message for the conservative clerics loudly criticizing Pope Francis in the press – don’t be afraid, the sky isn’t falling...
Archbishop Martin said he was “quite surprised at the remarks of some commentators within church circles about the recent Synod of Bishops, often making accusations of confusion where such confusion did not exist and so actually fomenting confusion.” 
...But Archbishop Martin scoffed at Burke’s claim. During a mass at the Dublin Institute of Technology this week Martin questioned how strong the faith of the pope’s critics can be can be if they are so threatened by discussions about groups they usually prefer to condemn?
Archbishop Martin said he believed that “a longing for certainties may spring from personal uncertainty rather than strong faith.”
“A strong – and indeed orthodox faith – is never afraid of discussion,” he added...
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Burke: Church under Francis is a ‘ship without a rudder’
 October 31, 2014


When it comes to the vocal minority, the tail must no longer wag the dog 
Nov. 10, 2014 
ROME -- Pope Francis' transfer of Cardinal Raymond Burke on Saturday from being the Vatican's "chief justice" to a mere cardinal-protector of the Knights of Malta has intensified yet more irresponsible talk of schism within the Catholic church...
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Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Francis 11/14/2014
The Catholic Church at this moment in history is faced with a rising chorus of right-wing dissent. This movement poses a threat to Pope Francis's reforms, but the threat should not be overblown. The self-proclaimed leader of the resistance movement has become Cardinal Raymond Burke. To understand both the nature of the threat, and its limits, a closer look at Cardinal Burke is warranted...
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Cardinal Burke: Serving at Mass is a 'manly' job
 January 9, 2015


Former highest-ranking U.S. cardinal blames ‘feminization’ for the Catholic Church’s problems 
1/13/15 


Cardinal Raymond Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, murderers are all the same
 3/27/15


Cardinal Burke denies rift with pope, warns of ‘gay agenda’ for Synod - April 1, 2015


Conservative dissent is brewing inside the Vatican
 September 7, 2015 
VATICAN CITY — On a sunny morning earlier this year, a camera crew entered a well-appointed apartment just outside the 9th-century gates of Vatican City. Pristinely dressed in the black robes and scarlet sash of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church, Wisconsin-born Cardinal Raymond Burke sat in his elaborately upholstered armchair and appeared to issue a warning to Pope Francis.
A staunch conservative and Vatican bureaucrat, Burke had been demoted by the pope a few months earlier, but it did not take the fight out of him. Francis had been backing a more inclusive era, giving space to progressive voices on divorced Catholics as well as gays and lesbians. In front of the camera, Burke said he would “resist” liberal changes — and seemed to caution Francis about the limits of his authority. “One must be very attentive regarding the power of the pope,” Burke told the French news crew…  
[Burke states] “We have a serious issue right now, a very alarming situation where Catholic priests and bishops are saying and doing things that are against what the church teaches, talking about same-sex unions, about Communion for those who are living in adultery,” the official said. “And yet the pope does nothing to silence them. So the inference is that this is what the pope wants.”…
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In the last 50 years a pope has not been criticised so brazenly 
13 November 2014
US bloggers and “culture warriors” – even the now-former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, Cardinal Burke – have publicly laid into Pope Francis in the media, criticising the calling and content of last month’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family.
…But I do not think that US culture warriors should publicly criticise Pope Francis, who is not only restoring episcopal collegiality but the scriptural based notion of God’s “infinite love and mercy” rather than just man-made Pharisaic and poorly drafted canon law…
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Cardinal Burke warns of ‘betrayal of truth,’ even by bishops
 May 18, 2016
“The follower of the truth written by God on every human heart will suffer persecution at the hands of those who prefer the immediate convenience and pleasure of lies, even the grossest of lies,” Burke said.
“The suffering is greatly increased by the betrayal of the truth by those who claim to follow Christ and to be members of his Church, even bishops, priests and consecrated religious,” the cardinal added.
Among other things, Burke appeared to suggest that Catholic institutions in secularized cultures need to be prepared to sacrifice public support in order to remain true to the Church’s teachings.
“I think, for instance, of the threat of the loss of tax exemption, with its disastrous effects on many apostolates of the Church, which may be the necessary result of holding true to our faith and the moral law,” he said.
In general, Burke said Catholics struggling to uphold traditional positions should be prepared for scorn, including from fellow Catholics.
“Such martyrdom is the daily witness offered by every faithful Catholic in a totally secularized society, and in the Church which too suffers secularization,” he said.
“We embrace indifference, ridicule, rejection, and other forms of persecution because we love Our Lord and all our brothers and sisters in Him, in his holy Church,” Burke said.
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Opposition to Pope Francis Comes Out of the Closet
December 4, 2015
…First up is Cardinal Raymond Burke’s recent op-ed in the National Catholic Register. The flamboyant cardinal uses the old trick of attacking someone close to the pope, rather than the pope directly, in this instance, Father Antonio Spadaro, S.J. Fr. Spadaro had written that the synod opened a door toward the divorced and remarried. +Burke replies: “The fact is that the synod could not open a door which does not exist and cannot exist, namely, a discernment in conscience which contradicts the truth about the supreme sanctity of the Most Holy Eucharist and the indissolubility of the marriage bond.” Who said anything about “contradicting” the truth? The contradiction – and it is only an apparent one to us poor humans who have more theological work to do – is between “the truth” about marriage and the Eucharist and “the truth” about God’s mercy and, relatedly, “the truth” about the practice of our sister Churches of the East. But, Cardinal Burke expects everyone to use his lens, his weighting of the issues, his sense of what is, and is not, possible. Someone needs to tell him that he was not elected pope in 2013…
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Who's showing whose true colors? 
January 23, 2017
Every seagoing ship flies its colors — its flag — so other vessels can identify friend or foe. Pirates often displayed false flags, only showing their true colors — black and white skull and bones — when they were close enough to attack.
Remind you of the gang of four cardinals stirring a hornet's nest about Amoris Laetitia? The four — Walter Brandmüller, 88, Carlo Caffarra, 78, Joachim Meisner, 83 — seem to be following the scarlet flag of American Raymond Burke, 68, ex-head of the Apostolic Signatura lately attacking again, this time over at the Knights of Malta.
Burke's now showing his true colors: everything is black and white. His concurrent attacks on the pope reduce to two statements: "I'm smarter than you," and "I deny your authority.”…
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P o p e   F r a n c i s
1st Sunday of Lent – March 5, 2017 







Pope Francis: ‘consult the Bible as often as your cellphone’


Pope Francis: Drop the cellphone, pick up the Bible


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017

PART 1 - - WHO - OVERDOSED - ON - STUPID - PILLS ? ? ? - - Congregation for Clergy - Some Gift!!! Given Just Before Christmas - Lonely Dissociated Repressed Homosexual Old Men - Missing and Fighting Off Thoughts of A Loving Same-Sex Relationship


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Major portions of this entire posting have been sent out as a US group mailing prior to posting here on the Thalamus Center. MSK




















Science  + 

 + Religion = Truth = L O V E


On Gay Priests “Who am I to Judge?”
July 29, 2013
Pope Francis


We have to find a new balance; otherwise 
even the moral edifice of the church is likely to 
FALL LIKE A HOUSE OF CARDS, 
losing the freshness and fragrance 
of the Gospel.
Pope Francis




SCIENCE can purify religion from error and superstition; 
RELIGION can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. 
Each can draw the other into a wider world, 
a world in which both can flourish. 
For the truth of the matter is that the Church and the scientific community will inevitably interact; their options 
DO NOT include ISOLATION. 
Pope John Paul II - 1988



…TRUTH is the light that gives meaning and value to CHARITY. That light is both the light of REASON and the light of FAITH, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: it grasps its meaning as GIFT, acceptance, and communion. WITHOUT truth, charity degenerates into SENTIMENTALITY. Love becomes an EMPTY SHELL, to be filled in an ARBITRARY way. In a CULTURE without truth, this is the FATAL risk facing love. It FALLS prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions, the word “love” is abused and distorted,to the point where it comes to MEAN the opposite. Truth FREES charity from the constraints of an EMOTIONALISM that deprives it of relational and social content, and of a FIDEISM that deprives it of human and universal breathing-space. In the truth, charity reflects the personal yet public dimension of faith in the God of the Bible, who is both Agápe and Lógos: Charity and Truth, Love and Word…
REASON always stands in need of being purified by faith: this also holds true for political reason, which must not consider itself OMNIPOTENT. For its part, RELIGION always needs to be purified by reason in order to show its authentically human face. Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development
Pope Benedict XVI 2007 2009








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Congregation for Clergy
The Gift of the Priestly Vocation
dated Thursday, December 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception
Vatican reiterates that homosexuals shouldn’t be priests - Dec 7, 2016
…has reiterated that men with “deeply rooted homosexual tendencies” shouldn’t be admitted into Catholic seminaries and, therefore, shouldn’t become Catholic priests…

In fairness - this statement should be stated - that men with “deeply rooted heterosexual tendencies” shouldn’t be admitted into Catholic seminaries and, therefore, shouldn’t become Catholic priests.

However, the statement made in Dec. 2016 - not only speaks to the hypocrisy of the members of the curia and hierarchy of the Congregation for the Clergy who authored this baloney, but to all for allowing it to be published without public protest. The statement is not only indirectly an action of voluntary ignorance (resulting from negligence regarding something one should have known) of the science on sexual orientation researched and authoritatively accepted - over the 60 past years but it blatantly reaffirms the entrenched corruption of dissociated homosexual culture existing among the majority of the members of the curia and hierarchy. 

In addition - this statement made by the curia and hierarchy - publicly defies the ENCYCLICAL LETTERS - of both Saint Pope John Paul II, FIDES ET RATIO, 1998 and Benedict XVI, CARITAS IN VERITATE, 2007 (curial delayed publication till 2009), including John Paul II letter 1988 to the Reverend George V. Coyne SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory: - all emphatically stating that science and religion must never be separated - an open and ongoing dialogue must be maintained. Benedict XVI explained  that truth shines forth from both the light of faith and the light of reason and that without truth there is no love. Benedict XVI makes the stern warning, as if speaking from experiences of growing up in Nazi Germany, stating  “Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development…” 







It is a wonder that lightning didn’t come down and once again - strike the top of Saint Peter’s Basilica, as it did twice just hours after Benedict XVI resigned on February 11, 2013. It is just like - Hitler and the Nazi regime - how they built their edifice of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945 based on Hitler’s arbitrary and irrational formulation of the pseudoscience of racial purity and presented it in pseudo-religious terminology. It was this false dehumanizing edifice of Nazism that led them to starting WWII and that ended falling, destroying them and much of Germany. By the end of World War II more than 70 million people died, equivalent to “wiping-out” the entire populations of both (a) the state of Michigan with 10 million people and (b) the country of Italy with 60 million people. It is “considered the single most destructive event in human history (Less Than Human - by David Livingstone Smith - The Psychology Of Cruelty - http://www.npr.org/2011/03/29/134956180/criminals-see-their-victims-as-less-than-human).” The Second World War from 1939-to 1945 was a global war. It was the most widespread war in history that involved over 100 million people, activated the total resources (economic, industrial, scientific capabilities) of 30 countries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II).

Hitler's Place in History
Professor of Modern History at Sheffield University
Wednesday 27th April 2005
…How, then, should we look upon Hitler’s place in history? Primarily, as the inspiration of the most lethal and destructive war in history, and of the most terrible genocide the world has ever seen. He left behind him not just physical, but also moral, ruination such as history has never previously experienced. He represented an extreme pathology of modern society. He showed us the most radical face of modern inhumanity – how an advanced society can undergo a breathtaking descent into modern barbarity that’s quite without precedent. That’s what, with the passage of time, we can see was historically defining about Hitler. Never before Hitler’s time had we seen so clearly what human beings are capable of…
…we shouldn’t mystify Hitler’s personality. The uniqueness of Nazism can’t be reduced to that strange personality. Another time, another place, and Hitler would have had no impact at all. He couldn’t have derailed a modern society without that society itself making a major contribution to its own fate… We shouldn’t be complacent about the future. New forms of fascism and racial intolerance rightly appal and worry us…
                        …what we can do is to remind ourselves of the essential point about Hitler: he represented the most fundamental and frontal assault ever launched on all that we associate with humanity and civilisation

Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism 
Ian Kershaw
Journal of Contemporary History 2004
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Update: January 13, 2017



Hitler - Nazis Exploit Social Homosexual Prejudices

1. Woo Conservative Support - Becomes Dictator

2. Silence, Remove, Destroy - Anti-nazism Catholic Priests


Hitler and the Nazi Party exploited the ignorance of the social homosexual prejudices of Germany: first, to woo the political support of the conservative elites to gain dictatorship power through the passing of the  Enabling Act, March 1933, and second, to silence, remove and destroy the anti-nazi opposition of the Catholic clergy. 

Hitler and the Nazi Party rise to power

Unrecognized Potential: 
Media Framing of Hitler's Rise to Power, 1930-1933
Katherine Blunt - 2015
[Hitler]…upon moving to Vienna in 1908…Hitler was poor and unsuccessful by most standards, but his time there was nonetheless of critical importance to his political success. While there, he studied closely the successes and failures of Austria's three major political parties and learned to inculcate the masses using propaganda and what he called "spiritual and physical terror," a tactic meant to coerce a populace into mental and physical submission by exploiting human weakness
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Blind optimism, 14 November 2007 
As Hitler shouted his way up the political ranks in Germany, the Guardian and Observer misjudged the extent of his early influence, 
writes Sir Ian Kershaw
By the time the Nazi party came to prominence by winning 107 seats (18.3% of the votes) in the Reichstag election of September 14 1930, British newspapers could not ignore Hitler and his movement. But, as Brigitte Granzow showed long ago in her book, A mirror of Nazism, the reportage was replete with distortions and misinterpretation.
In an article on September 21 that year, the Observer echoed the widely held belief on the left that Hitler was the creature of big capital. It saw the real dangerman not as Hitler, but as the media tycoon and leader of the German National People's party, Alfred Hugenberg. The "Hugenberg manoeuvres", it stated, had aimed to promote both Communists and Nazis as a vehicle to weaken the organised working classes. "Hugenberg, and not Hitler, will ultimately call the Nazi tune."
A week later, the newspaper dismissed Hitler as "dramatic, violent and shallow", and "a lightweight", seeing him as "not a man, but a megaphone" of the prevailing discontent, fronting a militarist reaction, which would mean the destruction of peace. The newspaper went on to claim, remarkably, that Hitler was "definitely Christian in his ideals", and, even more strangely, that these matched the ideals of German Catholics
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Germany's Conservative Elites


The German National People's Party…was a national conservative party in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic [1919 to 1933]. Before the rise of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) [Nazi Party] it was the major conservative and nationalist party in Weimar Germany. It was an alliance of nationalists, reactionary monarchists, völkisch, and antisemitic elements, and supported by the Pan-German League.
It was formed in late 1918 after Germany's defeat in the First World War and the November Revolution that toppled the German monarchy. It combined remnants of the German Conservative Party, Free Conservative Party, German Fatherland Party and right-wing elements of the National Liberal Party. The party strongly rejected the republican Weimar Constitution of 1919 and the Treaty of Versailles which it viewed as a national disgrace, signed by traitors. Instead it aimed at a restoration of monarchy, a repeal of the dictated peace treaty and reacquisition of all lost territories and colonies…
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Hitler, after he was appointed Chancellor of Germany, January 30, 1933, to gain the support of the conservative elites he appealed to their intense prejudices against homosexuals, by ordering the police closures of several gay and lesbian bars in Berlin to take place the day before the German federal elections were held on March 5, 1933


…In its issue of 4 March 1933, the Berliner Tageblatt carried an article announcing the police closure of fifteen gay and lesbian bars in Berlin. That was the day before the national elections that led to Hitler’s passing of the Enabling Act, and was one of many measures designed to woo conservatives
Why Bother About Homosexuals? 
Homophobia and Sexual Politics in Nazi Germany
Geoffrey J. Giles - 2004
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum



1933 Election Campaign: Hitler’s Election Posters 
Cover the Front of "Eldorado," a Berlin Transvestite Bar 
Closed by the Police (Early March 1933)

Though no single party gained the majority of the people’s votes, Hitler, however, did gain the needed support of the conservatives in the Reichstag to vote in favor of passing the Enabling Act (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_Act_of_1933). Hitler achieved opening the last door to becoming the dictator of Germany and his aggressive implementation of the Nazi ideology of racial purity, the irrational goals of racial cleansing as means of the true German people reaching “national salvation” in the future. 

Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism - Ian Kershaw 2004
…This was no ‘banality of evil’. This was the working of an ideologically-motivated élite coldly prepared to plan for the eradication of 11 million Jews (the figure laid down at the Wannsee Conference of January 1942),  and for the ‘resettlement’ to the Siberian wastes, plainly genocidal in intent, of over 30 million, mainly Slavs, over the following 25 years. That, in such a system, they would find countless ‘willing executioners’ prepared to do their bit, whatever the individual motivation of those involved, goes without saying. This was, however, not on account of national character, or some long-existent, specifically German desire to eliminate the Jews. Rather, it was that the idea of racial cleansing, the core of the notion of national salvation, had become, via Hitler’s leadership position, institutionalized in all aspects of organized life in the nazi state. That was decisive.
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Adolf Hitler's rise to power 
Chancellor to Dictator 
…Following the Reichstag fire, the Nazis began to suspend civil liberties and eliminate political opposition. The Communists were excluded from the Reichstag. At the March 1933 elections, again no single party secured a majority. Hitler required the vote of the Centre Party and Conservatives in the Reichstag to obtain the powers he desired. He called on Reichstag members to vote for the Enabling Act on 24 March 1933. Hitler was granted plenary powers "temporarily" by the passage of the Act. The law gave him the freedom to act without parliamentary consent and even without constitutional limitations…
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Your collective voluntary ignorance and fierce adamant refusal to enter any form of open ongoing dialogue (as publicly displayed endlessly - at both sessions 2014 and 2015 of the Synod on Family) regarding the wealth of authoritative science produced on homosexual sexual orientation over the past 60 years, dispelling all the social prejudices against homosexuals that began first with Dr. Evelyn Hooker’s empirical groundbreaking research of 1957, proving that homosexuality is not a mental illness - because of your high positions in the Church - your negligence perpetuates globally the atrocities this inhuman, dehumanizing violence. Hitler demonstrated how the exploration of the social homosexual prejudices that were unsubstantiated then as they are now - can be used to lure the support of conservatives even to become the dictator of Germany. 

Have you even noticed the harm that your mindless and endless fanatical obsessive antigay crusade, though completely unsubstantiated - not based on one piece of truth or love -  for the past 30 years, has been exploited as a political wedge, in the USA  that has ushered an enormous number of self-serving people into elected office? Do you even care about the global destruction you have helped to caused - the valuing of profits more than the dignity of human beings? All these human atrocities you allow to happen over the past more than 30 years all - because you insist on remaining stupid!!! You - we do not have the luxury of remaining wedded to our voluntary ignorance and fears of societal prejudices against homosexual sexual orientation. 

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Pope Francis: address to Global Foundation roundtable

The Global Foundation
Together, we strive for the global common good.


The continuation of - Part 1 - WEDNESDAY, 
JANUARY 18, 2017 - 
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"Lights in the Night”
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

PART 2 - - WHO - OVERDOSED - ON - STUPID - PILLS ? ? ? - - Congregation for Clergy - Some Gift!!! Given Just Before Christmas - Lonely Dissociated Repressed Homosexual Old Men - Missing and Fighting Off Thoughts of A Loving Same-Sex Relationship






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Congregation for the Clergy
The Gift of the Priestly Vocation
dated Thursday, December 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception
Vatican reiterates that homosexuals shouldn’t be priests - Dec 7, 2016
…has reiterated that men with “deeply rooted homosexual tendencies” shouldn’t be admitted into Catholic seminaries and, therefore, shouldn’t become Catholic priests…

No Science - No Religion - No Truth - No Love
People Being Killed 

No EMPATHY  

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Exploiting Conservative Elites - Homosexual Prejudices 
1933 - Hitler Becomes Dictator

Your ignorance, your collective repressed homosexual dissociation (your la-la land mental state), the organizational cultural environment of the curia and the hierarchy (except for a courageous few) refusing to follow the ENCYCLICAL LETTERS of both Saint Pope John Paul II, FIDES ET RATIO, 1998 and Benedict XVI, CARITAS IN VERITATE, 2007 (curial delayed publication till 2009), including John Paul II letter 1988 to the Reverend George V. Coyne SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory: - all emphatically stating that science and religion must never be separated that - an open and ongoing dialogue must be maintained - your refusal to do so regarding the topic of homosexuality - has obscured the truth and love about gay sexual orientation. 

What is more deadly than the atrocities committed and caused by Hitler and the Nazi Regime leaving over 70 million people dead at the end of World War II - is that your collective refusal to dialogue about the science of homosexuality - has allowed this your voluntary comatose denial state of reality to be exploited by person or persons with extreme malicious intent and diabolical strategies to gain destructive power over others all for monetary wealth. 

You are and have been setting the stage allowing for the exact same kind of exploitation of the antigay societal prejudices of Germany that Hitler and the Nazi regime used in their propaganda tactics before national election of March 5, 1933. Hitler, having already been appointed the Chancellor of Germany, in January of 1933, though still wanting total and complete power over all of Germany - he strategically planned to make a major nationwide explosive news event to be highlighted in all of  Germany’s newspapers and broadcasts of his ordering the police closure of 15 gay and lesbian bars in Berlin, the capital of Germany to take place on March 4, 1933, the day before the election. The event was reported in the Berliner Tageblatt (Berlin Daily, newspaper- http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_image.cfm?image_id=2049). Hitler purposefully orchestrated this event - to lure the support of the conservative elites, by catering to their homosexual prejudges - not to win the election on March 5, 1933. He did it to use their support after the election to vote in favor of passing the Enabling Act of 1933, which was passed and that immediately led to Hitler becoming the dictator of Germany..

























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Exploiting Societal Homosexual Prejudices 
Hitler - Staged ‘immorality trials’ 
Against Catholic Clergy 

As dictator, Hitler and the Nazi Party continued to feed on the use of the same  propaganda exploitation of German’s antigay prejudices - to launch their ruthless and lethal campaign against their feared anti-nazi opposition of the Catholic Church. 


A History of Christianity, 
by Owen Chadwick, 1996
In July 1933 pope Pius XI shocked the democratic world by signing a concordat with Hitler, which was very favorable to the rights of the Catholic churches in the German states. The Nazis had no intention of keeping this agreement and gradually move towards outright 'repression; the stage persecution of monks for homosexuality, with the maximum of publicity. In 1937  Pius issued an encyclical, Mit brennender Sorge (‘With burning anxiety’), in which he listed all the breaches of the concordat committed by the Germans (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2316392.A_History_of_Christianity   p 254)."


In 1937, Hitler and the Nazis were “infuriated" by condemnations that Pope Pius XI directed against Nazism in his encyclical Mit brennender Sorge (http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_14031937_mit-brennender-sorge.html). The encyclical “Mit brennender Sorge" was drafted by Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII, March 2, 1939 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_XII “and read from the pulpits of all German Catholic churches, it criticized Hitler, detailed Nazi crimes and condemned Nazi ideology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit_brennender_Sorge#Catholic_response).” Pope Pius XI called on the clergy to refute the errors of Nazism. “The Nazis, who had brutally squashed most other critics, branded this encyclical a ’call to Battle against the Reich.’ Hitler vowed revenge against the church (Frank J. Coppa, The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust- 2006, p 162,  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4102687-the-papacy-the-jews-and-the-holocaust).” 

From the extensive historical documentation, along with the supporting evidence presented at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials of 1945 and 1946 - a horrific picture is obtained of the extreme pathology and barbarity of the crimes against humanity committed by Hitler and the Nazi Regime (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0022009404042130). Through the documentation of one of “the leading United States investigators at Nuremberg, Gen. William J. Donovan (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/13/weekinreview/word-for-word-case-against-nazis-hitler-s-forces-planned-destroy-german.html)” we learn the facts of the unprecedented severe brutality of Hitler’s revenge inflicted on the Catholic Church, that followed in the wake of the distribution of “Mit brennender Sorge” the encyclical of Pope Pius XI in 1937. Gen. William J. Donovan’s records stored at Cornell University were released through the collaborative efforts between Cornell and Rutgers Universities in 1999, known as the Nuremberg Project. “The outline, ‘The Persecution of the Christian Churches,’ summarizes the Nazi plan to subvert and destroy German Christianity, which it calls ‘an integral part of the National Socialist scheme of world conquest.’” From these records - it was clear that Hitler did not want to make martyrs out of the Catholic priests. Hitler wanted them to died as criminals
Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minster of propaganda orchestrated the attacks by once again exploiting German societal prejudices against homosexuals - to obscure Hitler’s real motive of revenge that not only was meant to destroy the Catholic clergy, but the Catholic Church as well. Goebbels was aware that an outwardly attack on the anti-nazi opposition of the Catholic clergy, would not be possible for fear of a public outrage would then be directed at Hitler and the Nazi Regime and make martyrs out of the priests they attacked and killed. 



Joseph Goebbels

Reich Minister of Propaganda - Nazi Germany 1933 to 1945


Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

Instead, Goebbels by exploiting homosexual prejudices he made these attacks against the Catholic clergy look like, again as it did on March 4, 1933 - Hitler’s efforts of being tough on crime. He did this by staging massive public trails of false accusations charging the clergy of the crime of homosexuality, because, at the time, homosexuality was a punishable crime under German law. Through Goebbels’s deceptive propaganda tactics - he not only succeeded in (1) covering up Hitler’s true intent, his barbaric revenge, he (2) silenced, and removed to concentration camps the opposition of the Catholic clergy. In addition, at the same time he was destroying the reputation of both, (3) the Catholic clergy and (4) the Catholic Church, while (5) arousing public violence against the Church and making public statement to (6) instill fear and intimidated others from speaking against Nazism. 

Hitler and the Nazi exploited the social homosexual prejudices of the conservative elites not only to help propel him into the dictatorship of Germany, but to justify his massacre of 150 to 200 victims in the event known as the “Night of the Long Knives” late June 1934, and to cover-up his lethal revenge against the Catholic clergy giving his approval to Goebbels to begin the public staged false accusations of homosexuality in the ‘immorality trials’ against clergy. It is overwhelming and devastating to even try to realize that the societal prejudices against homosexuals, consistently dominant among the conservative elites, played such a significant part among the complexities of a multitude of layers of contributing factors that led to what is considered the single most destructive and barbaric war in human history responsible for the deaths of millions of people - knowing that beginning in 1957 and in the following years all those prejudices against homosexuality through authoritative scientific method were all empirically proven to be non-existent. 


And what was once considered as severe pathological symptoms associated as cause of being homosexual, we know empirically that they are NOT the cause but rather symptoms of the inhuman - forced suppression of a child’s gay sexual orientation, at the young ages of 4 and 5 years old. They are the symptoms of the lifelong harmful effects caused to children as young as 4 and 5 years of age by the influence of unsubstantiated antigay social and religious norms. These symptoms run the gamut in varying in degrees depending on the form of repression, duration and severity - anywhere from mild to debilitating emotional pathology. It is disrupting in every aspect of a person’s life from mild to severe all relating to the need for human bonding. The forced repression of the child’s sexual orientation depending on the above can lead all forms of sexual acting out behaviors from harmless to destructive to life-threatening. From a child this person has always been made to feel responsible for the harmful effects caused by this form of severe child abuse - which is not the person’s fault.



Word for Word/The Case Against the Nazis; How Hitler's Forces Planned To 
Destroy German Christianity - By Joe Sharkey - January 13, 2002
…In July 1933, a Concordat was signed between the Reich and the Holy See (http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/448/article/vatican-concordat-hitlers-reich). 
’’For the first time since the Middle Ages, the Reich itself had entered into an agreement with the Roman Catholic Church,'' the outline says. ''Moreover, the new treaty was apparently entirely to the advantage of the church. In return for the retreat of German Catholicism from the political scene, the church was guaranteed, by international treaty, freedom for Catholic organizations [and] maintenance of denominational schools and youth education.'' 
…The Concordat was hailed by church and state authorities as marking the beginning of a close and fruitful collaboration.'' 
Of course, the churches stayed in Hitler's good graces for only as long as the Nazis considered their cooperation expedient. Soon after Hitler assumed dictatorial powers, ''relations between the Nazi state and the church became progressively worse,'' the outline says. The Nazis ''took advantage of their subsequently increasing strength to violate every one of the Concordat's provisions.'' 
In 1937, Pope Pius XI denounced Nazi treachery in an encyclical that accused Hitler of ''a war of extermination'' against the church. The battle had been joined on some fronts. Nazi street mobs, often in the company of the Gestapo, routinely stormed offices in Protestant and Catholic churches where clergymen were seen as lax in their support of the regime. 
…Still, in a society where the entire Jewish population was being automatically condemned without public protest, care was taken to manipulate public perceptions about clergymen who fell into Nazi disfavor. ''The Catholic Church need not imagine that we are going to create martyrs,'' Robert Wagner, the Nazi Gauleiter of Baden, said in a speech, according to the O.S.S. study. ''We shall not give the church that satisfaction. She shall have not martyrs, but criminals.'' …
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Hitler. 1936-1945: Nemesis 
Ian Kershaw 2001
…In February 1937 Hitler made it plain to his inner circle that he did not want a ‘Church struggle’ at this juncture. The time was not ripe for it…The anti-clericalism and anti-Church sentiments of the grass-roots Party activists simply could not be eradicated…The stranglehold that the Churches maintained over the values and mentalities of large sections of the population was an obvious thorn in the side of a Movement with its own highly intolerant ‘world-view’, which saw itself as making a total claim on soul as well as body. The assault on the practices and institutions of the Christian Churches was deeply embedded in the psyche of National Socialism…
At the same time, the activists could draw on the verbal violence of Party leaders towards the Churches for their encouragement. Goebbels’s orchestrated attacks on the clergy through the staged ‘immorality trials’ of Franciscans in 1937 – following usually trumped-up or grossly exaggerated allegations of sexual impropriety in the religious orders – provided further ammunition. And, in turn, however much Hitler on some occasions claimed to want a respite in the conflict, his own inflammatory comments gave his immediate underlings all the licence they needed to turn up the heat in the ‘Church struggle’, confident that they were ‘working towards the Führer’. 
Hitler’s impatience with the Churches prompted frequent outbursts of hostility. In early 1937, he was declaring that ‘Christianity was ripe for destruction’ (Untergang) , and that the Churches must yield to the ‘primacy of the state’, railing against any compromise with ‘the most horrible institution imaginable’…However, he indicated that at some point in the future Church and state would be separated, the Concordat of 1933 between the Reich and the Vatican dissolved (to provide the regime with a free hand), and the entire force of the Party turned to ‘the destruction of the clerics (Pfaffen)’…
Addressing the Gauleiter in mid-March, Hitler announced that he wanted ‘no ordinary victory’ over the Churches. Either one should keep quiet about an opponent (totschweigen), or slay him (totschlagen), was how he put it. In April, Goebbels reported with satisfaction that the Führer was becoming more radical in the ‘Church Question’, and had approved the start of the ‘immorality trials’ against clergy. Goebbels noted Hitler’s verbal attacks on the clergy and his satisfaction with the propaganda campaign on several subsequent occasions over the following few weeks…
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United States 1950 - 2016
McCarthy - Burke
Same Exploitation of Societal Homosexual Prejudices  
Lure Conservative votes Ushering people Elected Office

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Homosexually Obsessed 


Cardinal Raymond Burke and Coprophilia
Hidden and “MALICIOUS  RESISTANCE”



No Science - No Religion - No Truth - No Love
People Being Killed 


No EMPATHY

The silly but lethal games Cardinal Raymond Burke plays with his accomplices attacking others - the hidden and “MALICIOUS  RESISTANCE” have been well over played - to excessive to say the least that their DNA is easily identified. This is true especially after Burke’s endless tirade that began immediately after the 2014 Synod on Family - midterm report was released on October 14, 2014. The midterm report revealed that an open discussion took place on how to be more supportive pastorally in welcoming of gay people and their families, including valuing gay loving and committed relationships (excerpts from this report posted above). This report took the world by surprise. 

However, Burke having been released from holding the top most powerful position in the Catholic Church and from all his other positions of Church authority, happened not yet quite a month prior to the release date of the Synod 2014 midterm report - he seemed unaware, at the time, that he was no longer protected by the curia’s thick shield of bureaucratic anonymity. This meant that everything he said publicly and how he said it was being recorded by the news media, he personally exposed a DNA sample of the kind of “MALICIOUS  RESISTANCE” that has been going on for the past 30 years. His present tiff with Pope Francis is his "dubia" (from the Latin: “doubts”) concerning the pope’s document Amoris Laetitia that he is publicly demanding yes-or-no answers to 5 questions he has about it. Sounds simple and reasonable to an uninformed observer -  but it is a trap to force the Pope into a corner. It is a dirty trick that has been played recently and endlessly for the past 30 years to remove people from their positions in the Church or the priesthood. It is a ruthless and deceptive practice full of coprophilia intrigue and always connected to silencing and removing anyone who is either supportive of gay people or openly discusses the emerging science on homosexuals - the science that has been emerging since the completion of Dr. Evelyn Hooker, her most notable and ground breaking research proving that homosexuality is not a mental illness of 1957. Burke and his accomplices reek of the smell of it. It is this DNA smell that stretches as far back as the Hunthausen affair in the 1980s. One researcher by the name of Timothy Peter Schilling (Conflict in the Catholic Hierarchy: a study of coping strategies in the Hunthausen affair, with preferential attention to discursive strategies 2003calls it Perspective Shift

Burke has adamantly refused to enter into any open dialogue on the science and scriptural aspects of homosexual sexual orientation nor does he want to allow anyone else to enter into an open dialogue on this subject. 

Burke has publicly demonstrated his not so subtle animosity for gay people, since the Synod session of 2014 and that escalated in ruthless hostility throughout the following months right on through the final Synod session on Family of 2015. Burke and his accomplices - literally attacked anyone supportive of gay people, especially including Pope Francis though covertly under the disguise leaking false rumors that Pope Francis had a brain tumor and evil and dark plans of unsubstantiated conspiracies.  All aimed at discrediting Pope Francis's reputation, to destabilize the Synod 2015 proceedings - and most of all - to prevent the final open discussion on gay people and their relationships scheduled to take place in the Synod session of 2015, which they succeeded in accomplishing. 

From then on Burke has been relentless in attacking Pope Francis for his plain simple human respect that he has shown for gay people and their families - as he has shown endlessly for all people and teaching by example that others should do the same. Burke's public "dubia" and threats of “a formal act of correction of a serious error” are unwarranted attacks against Pope Francis, generated since the fall of 2016. Burke's and his accomplices are however, by attacking Pope Francis - they are making public the kind of ruthless attacks that so many priests, sisters, theologians, religious orders, including myself have endured and suffered the tragic consequences of.  It is an unfortunate form of validation of the crimes they have committed, but it is a validation nonetheless - and their criminal activity is all completely without any judicial oversight. In the 1980s - Archbishop Hunthausen also notes absence of - the nonexistence judicial oversight when he asks that the curia members - his hearers of his case - to evaluate the “justice” of Church procedures according to the standards of civil law. No Catholic Church protection from people like Burke and his distorted perception of reality - at the top - down even for Archbishops or children. 

Update below added: Feb 2, 2017


BISHOPS AND VATICAN: U.S. PRELATES TREAD A FINE LINE - September 18, 1986 
America's Roman Catholic bishops have largely been silent about the dramatic decision by the Vatican disciplining one of their colleagues,Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen of Seattle, because they are caught in a dilemma involving their own authority…
…Those bishops who have spoken have generally been measured in their response…But a few expressed anger, with Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, an Auxiliary Bishop in Detroit, using surprisingly strong terms such ''cruel'' and ''demeaning'' in describing the Vatican's treatment of Archbishop Hunthausen. 
Bishop Gumbleton said the Vatican's action would ''intimidate'' the American bishops. Fear of Intimidation 
' 'They'll always be looking over their shoulder to see who's watching and afraid to speak or act,'' he said. ''It's a serious loss if every bishop is afraid to act out of his own faith commitment, but only act on the basis of what he thinks somebody else wants him to do.'' …
…While the charges against Archbishop Hunthausen have only been phrased in the most general terms, conservative critics have accused the Seattle Archdiocese of an overly generous policy on marriage annulments, of permitting churches to use altar girls, and of tolerating too frequent use of a general absolution of sins rather than individual confession. Archbishop Hunthausen also permitted the use of his cathedral for a mass by Dignity, an organization of homosexual Catholics
But many bishops, liberally interpreting Vatican guidelines, have condoned similar departures in their dioceses. Thus, many bishops believe that the action against Archbishop Hunthausen reflects the continuing effort by the Vatican, as in the Curran affair, to pressure the American bishops into greater allegiance to orthodox Catholic teaching. Conservatives Pleased… 
…The bishops who have spoken out critically are those whose view of the church is a more diverse and democratic one, who believe that decisions by the Vatican should be made in consultation with the American bishops more familiar with the nuances of Catholic life here. 
''It certainly strikes me from a distance as being part of the effort to centralize, to control,'' said Bishop Leroy T. Matthiesen of Amarillo, Tex., in a telephone interview…
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The Charles Curran Case: From -  March 29, 1986
The Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, after having reviewed the matter with the Holy Father, has written the Rev. Charles E. Curran a letter dated Sept. 17, 1985, to inform Father Curran that he can no longer teach Catholic theology in the name of the church unless he retracts certain positions having to do mostly with sexual morality. Since the threatened loss of Father Curran's theology professorship at The Catholic University of America is similar to a controverted censure previously imposed on the Rev. Hans Kung, there is sure to be concern within much of the American theological community. This is all the more true because many moralists, including Father Curran, regard his positions as well within the mainstream of present-day Catholic theology. Even a preliminary review of the principal issues in this case reveals their potential for causing disruption within the American Catholic community unless they are addressed with both clarity and charity.
Dissent from authoritative but noninfallible teaching of the church.This is the crux. If a teaching is not infallible. Father Curran maintains, dissent from it is in principle possible, and in certain circumstances justifiable. In fact, he came to be known in 1968 as spokesman for theologians who dissented from the teaching of Humanae Vitae that artificial contraception is always evil. Cardinal Ratzinger disallows that dissent, as well as certain other of Father Curran's positions that he says vary from the church's authoritative, noninfallible teaching on homosexuality, masturbation, premarital sex, abortion and euthanasia. The Cardinal cites Vatican II's "Constitution on the Church" (No. 25), which calls for "submission of mind and will" to teaching of this sort, and also Canon 752 of the new Code, which incorporates the thought of Vatican II on the matter. But to see how inconclusive citations can be, one has only to read the commentary of the Canon Law Society of America on c. 752: "Dissent is possible because the teachers mentioned in the canon [Supreme Pontiff and College of Bishops] can be and de facto have been mistaken.”…
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LOCAL AUTHOR DETAILS LIFE OF RETIRED ARCHBISHOP - June 12, 2015
SEATTLE – John McCoy followed the tumultuous story of Seattle Archbishop Emeritus Raymond G. Hunthausen for years, as a Seattle journalist and later as an archdiocesan spokesman.
Now McCoy has written “A Still and Quiet Conscience: The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church,” a biography of the man he considers the “quintessential Vatican II bishop.”…
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Activist in the Chancery - 
America Magazine - September 22, 2015
John McCoy, an excellent writer, tells an insider’s account of the public humiliation of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Seattle [“A Still and Quiet Conscience: The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church,”]…
…The Vatican seemed unimpressed that, under Hunthausen’s leadership, Seattle exceeded the national average on Mass attendance, adult conversions to the church and monetary contributions by some 20 percent… 
…Beginning in the late 1970s Hunthausen began to speak out and protest against the buildup of nuclear weapons, especially the Trident submarine, harbored near Seattle. He showed up at a protest in 1978 but stated, “I’m here out of my own personal conviction. Not here as the archbishop.” Later, as the Reagan administration built up the nuclear arsenalHunthausen publicly stated that he was withholding his taxes and giving them to charity “in resistance to nuclear murder and suicide.” 
Unfortunately for Hunthausen, a kind of entente cordial grew between the Reagan administration and the Vatican. Reagan recognized the Vatican diplomatically and gave information to Vatican officials about the Communist bloc. Many in the Reagan administration (especially Catholics, including Reagan’s secretary of the navy, secretary of state, director of the C.I.A., and national security advisor) asked Cardinal Ratzinger to make an example of one of the U.S. bishops who was anti-war. The Vatican sent Cardinal James Hickey of Washington, D.C., as an apostolic visitor. Hunthausen was accused of alleged liturgical abuses, inability to enforce church law, laxity in allowing annulments to marriages, being soft on abortion and being too lenient toward homosexuals (the diocese had allowed a Dignity Mass in the cathedral)… 
Notably, Hunthausen was one of the first archbishops to deal forthrightly with the clergy abuse issue. He turned over priest pedophiles to the law and said, in a letter to all his priests sent in 1988, that he would name pedophile priests and asked the priests to follow procedures if a victim came forward. Jason Berry, the first journalist to break the priest pedophile story, said, “Hunthausen was the first archbishop to deal with this problem publicly. The fact that Hunthausen spoke out and was so forthright—you cannot overestimate that!” 
Hunthausen was investigated, punished and humiliated. He had no official legal representation, no right of appeal, no due process or access to the report of the allegations made against him to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith…
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Charles Curran to retire from full-time teaching - May. 15, 2014
..From the 1960s, Curran had questioned church teaching on artificial contraception. In the 1970s, he argued for the moral legitimacy of same-sex unions. He challenged the church to allow for the legitimacy of divorce and remarriage in some cases…
…“To more liberal Catholics, I was a saint, to more conservative Catholics, the devil,” Curran wrote in Loyal Dissent, his 2006 memoir. “The reality seems to me to fall somewhere between the two extremes, but my symbolic role created quite a bit of controversy in those days.”…
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Curran: Papacy should admit some of its teachings are wrong- Nov. 21, 2014
Shortly after October's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family concluded in Rome, NCR asked Fr. Charles Curran, the Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a noted moral theologian, for his impressions. Following is the text of the interview.
NCR: What pleased you most about the synod?
Curran: The fact that bishops and cardinals publicly disagreed with one another in their attempt to discern what is good for the church. We have really not had this experience since the open debates of the Second Vatican Council. The one negative aspect about all this was that the press was not allowed into the synod itself to hear the actual discussion, but only found out about the discussions after the fact.
What disappointed you most?
The fact that not only did the synod not change any teaching in the church, but even those who were in favor of pastoral change insisted they were not changing the teaching of the church. This came through especially in the debate about full participation in the Eucharist for divorced and remarried Catholics. In my judgment, we have to change some of our specific moral teachings with regard to sexual morality…
You have written that Catholic theology is "act-based" and not "intention-based," as you would like it to be. How did we get to this act-based theology? What's wrong with this approach?
…The problem with the Catholic approach is using the nature of the faculty as the criterion for discovering whether an act is right or wrong. One can never see the power or faculty of sexuality apart from the human person and the human person apart from one's relationship to other persons. Thus, for example, for the good of the person or the good of the marriage, one could and should at times interfere with the procreative purpose of the sexual faculty. In the same manner then, one could justify homosexual relations and unions on the basis of what is good for the human person and the human person's relationships
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Science  + 

 + Religion = Truth = L O V E


On Gay Priests “Who am I to Judge?”
July 29, 2013
Pope Francis


We have to find a new balance; otherwise 
even the moral edifice of the church is likely to 
FALL LIKE A HOUSE OF CARDS, 
losing the freshness and fragrance 
of the Gospel.
Pope Francis


SCIENCE can purify religion from error and superstition; 
RELIGION can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. 
Each can draw the other into a wider world, 
a world in which both can flourish. 
For the truth of the matter is that the Church and the scientific community will inevitably interact; their options 
DO NOT include ISOLATION. 
Pope John Paul II - 1988


REASON always stands in need of being purified by faith: this also holds true for political reason, which must not consider itself OMNIPOTENT. For its part, RELIGION always needs to be purified by reason in order to show its authentically human face. Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development
Pope Benedict XVI 2007 2009



Unsubstantiated Claims
June 3, 2003 
Not Validated by Science or Scripture


 Another Unauthorized 
Papal Decision cf. Cardinal Burke???



CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING PROPOSALS
TO GIVE LEGAL RECOGNITION
TO UNIONS
BETWEEN HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS
June 3, 2003

INTRODUCTION
1. In recent years, various questions relating to homosexuality have been addressed with some frequency by Pope John Paul II and by the relevant Dicasteries of the Holy See.(1) Homosexuality is a troubling moral and social phenomenon, even in those countries where it does not present significant legal issues. It gives rise to greater concern in those countries that have granted or intend to grant – legal recognition to homosexual unions, which may include the possibility of adopting children. The present Considerations do not contain new doctrinal elements; they seek rather to reiterate the essential points on this question and provide arguments drawn from reason which could be used by Bishops in preparing more specific interventions, appropriate to the different situations throughout the world, aimed at protecting and promoting the dignity of marriage, the foundation of the family, and the stability of society, of which this institution is a constitutive element. The present Considerations are also intended to give direction to Catholic politicians by indicating the approaches to proposed legislation in this area which would be consistent with Christian conscience.(2) Since this question relates to the natural moral law, the arguments that follow are addressed not only to those who believe in Christ, but to all persons committed to promoting and defending the common good of society
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Burke's Unauthorized Papal Decision
Exposed
“How Long Has This Been Going On?”
Past 30 years
Hunthausen & Curran 
 
The Knights of Malta-Vatican feud: a tale of chivalry and sovereignty 
By Philip Pullella - Jan 28, 2017 - Reuters
…In the same statement, von Boeselager said Festing and Burke toldhim the Vatican wanted him to resign and that there would be "severe consequences" for the Order if he did not. 
The Vatican denied, in a letter from its secretary of state to the Order and seen by Reuters, that it had mandated the resignation, saying it had told the Knights the pope wanted a solution through dialogue
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Ultraconservatives
Ruthless and Deceitful - Collaboration Tactics
Exposed

Cardinal Burke and His Joyless Men
"Robbing from the Poor and giving to the Rich

Burke’s Accomplices
Militant Traditionalist Organization
The Lepanto Institute - Restoring All Things In Christ



Pope’s takeover of Knights of Malta brings chance for needed reform 
By Austen Ivereigh - January 29, 2017
…It was Burke’s attempt to use Pope Francis’s authority as part of an internal power-play by Festing in December to remove his rival Boeselager that prompted the papal putsch…
The president of the order’s German Association, Erich Lobkowicz, has described the struggle as “a battle between all that Pope Francis stands for and a tiny clique of ultraconservative frilly old diehards in the Church - diehards that have missed the train in every conceivable respect.”
…Emboldened by Burke, Festing tried to sack Boeselager in early December on grounds of disobedience, after the German refused to stand down at the Englishman’s request. 
The grounds for his removal were manufactured by a militant traditionalist organization close to Burke, the Lepanto Institute for the Restoration of All Things in Christ…
…In his letter that followed the meeting the pope made clear that Catholic moral precepts must be followed but that differences should be resolved through dialogue rather than expulsions
But the letter was used by Burke as a justification for sacking Boeselager against the pope’s express wishes…
But it was Burke’s disobedience to the pope that was the real issue
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Knights of Malta leader: Vatican stepped in to protect pope's name - Feb. 2, 2017
ROME The Knights of Malta leader whose firing touched off a showdown between the order and Pope Francis says he believes the Vatican only became involved in his sacking because it learned the order's officials were describing the move as something the pontiff desired.
Albrecht von Boeselager, who was reinstated as the order's grand chancellor Jan. 28, said Thursday that the Vatican was not trying to step on the Knights' historic status as a sovereign entity but to protect the pope's name.
"The Vatican started to take care of the crisis when it became aware of the fact that the wish of the Holy Father was invoked when I was asked to resign," von Boeselager said. "That's the reason that the Holy Father and the Vatican stepped in, so it had nothing to do with our sovereignty…
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Knights of Malta say they’ll refocus on helping migrants, refugees - February 2, 2017
ROME- After weeks of turmoil that saw Pope Francis, the Vatican and the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta locked in a power struggle, a top official of the order now says they won’t let the crisis deter them from their humanitarian work, particularly with immigrants and refugees.
The Order of Malta “is not fighting the pope,” said Albrecht Boeselager, the Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta, who was fired last December but reinstated on Saturday after the resignation of Grand Master Matthew Festing. Boeselager contested impressions that Francis essentially sacked Festing.
“It’s not right to say that the Grand Master was ousted,” Boeselager said. “He was asked, I supposed, nobody of us was present, but in a pastoral way [by Pope Francis] to consider resignation. And Grand Master graciously offered his resignation to the sovereign council.”…
Though he refused to name Burke, Boeselager also said that throughout the crisis, which began when he was asked to resign, Festing had been, in his opinion, “ill-advised by whomever.”…
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Knights of Malta 'still loyal to pope' after clash over condoms - 2 February 2017
The Knights of Malta has reaffirmed its allegiance to the pope while acknowledging damage was done by a clash with the Vatican that stemmed from an aid project distributing condoms in the developing world.
Matthew Festing was effectively fired as grand master of the Catholic order by Pope Francis as a result of the dispute. Festing had sacked another high-ranked official, Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, over the aid project.
Festing then challenged the right of the Vatican to hold an inquiry into the removal of Von Boeselager, who insisted he had shut down the programmes as soon as he could after finding out they were distributing condoms.
The pope responded by removing Festing, and Von Boeselager, the order’s grand chancellor, was reinstated. “The order reaffirms its loyalty to the Holy Father,” Von Boeselager told a news conference on Thursday.
“Let me reassure our members and everybody that the government of the order is and will remain at the service of the holy father. Our devotion to the teachings of the church is irrevocable and beyond question.”
Festing, backed by conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, had stood up to the pope, saying the pontiff, who pushed for Von Boeselager’s reinstatement, could not intervene in the internal affairs of the Knights, a Rome-based institution that has sovereign status and is run like a small country.
Festing lost his battle with the Vatican, which said the condom issue was just an excuse by Festing and Burke to wield more power
…The future role of Burke, the institution’s “patron” or chaplain, who has openly challenged the pope on a host of doctrinal issues, was not clear.
The pope is due to name his own delegate to help run the order until a new grand master can be elected in several months. Von Boeselager said the delegate would be the only interlocutor with the Vatican, effectively sidelining Burke.
Von Boeselager would not comment on Burke except to say that Festing had been “ill advised” in his attempt to take on the pope
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Fr. Charles Curran: Pope Francis' reforms are 'more than just style’- Apr. 15, 2016
BALTIMORE In a four-part speech hosted by New Ways Ministry, Fr. Charles Curran detailed the four ways in which Pope Francis is a reformer: style, priorities, church structure and moral teaching…
…While Curran argued for bold reforms under Francis, he was quick to temper expectations: "Some people will be disappointed because he won't change church teachings. Nonetheless, Francis has left the door ajar."
According to Curran, Francis' style was a shock from the start, referencing his chosen name, his place of residence, and his choosing to wash the feet of refugees, including Muslims. But, as Curran pointed out, Francis' reforms are "more than just style."
More significantly, Francis has reformed the church's priorities, starting with his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, which remindedthe faithful about the joy of the good news. Perhaps more visible reforms, Curran said, have been the shift of focus from the culture-war social issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception, to a focus on the poor, like with his encyclical Laudato Si’…
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Update above added: Feb 2, 2017   

Cardinal Burke and his accomplices - are fostering the societal prejudices against gay people, though completely void of any continuous dialogue between with science or religion subject of sexual orientation, which the research of science and scripture have already dispelled all the prejudges against homosexuality. However, like Hitler and the Nazi Regime they arbitrarily pick only the research science that fits with their own particular ideology. Their arbitrary actions to exclude authoritative science and religion - according to encyclicals of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI - leaves them without truth and without love. 

No Science - No Religion - No Truth - No Love
People Being Killed 

No EMPATHY


FRANCIS REFUSES TO FALL INTO 'TRAP' SET BY CARDINAL BURKE AND ALLIES OVER 'ERRORS' IN AMORIS LAETITIA
16 November 2016 
Pope believes questions posed on divorced and remarrieds are designed to force him into debate on cardinal's terms
One of Pope Francis’ most prominent critics has upped the ante. In an interview with the National Catholic Register United State’s Cardinal Raymond Burke has said the pontiff is “teaching error” by suggesting divorced and remarried Catholics can receive communion and has threatened to make a “formal act of correction.”
He and three other retired cardinals have written to Francis calling on him clear up the confusion which are contained in the Pope’s family synod document, Amoris Laetitia which they claim is causing “grave disorientation and great confusion” among Catholics. And they have put five questions to him - known as Dubia - which demand a “yes or no” answer.
But the Pope has not responded so the group - including Joachim Meisner, retired leader of Cologne, Carlo Caffarra, retired leader of Bologna, and Walter Brandmüller, formerly in charge of the Vatican’s historical sciences committee - have gone public with their concerns…
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While Francis frustrates foes with silence, Fr. Antonio Spadaro nails them with tweets - December 27, 2016 
…The attacks on Francis over Amoris Laetitia mounted along with conservative frustration, and in November four leading conservative cardinals — including the Rome-based U.S. churchman Cardinal Raymond Burke, a chief papal gadfly — finally released a letter demanding that Francis answer five yes-or-no questions, known in Latin as “dubia.” They said answering those questions would clarify whether Amoris Laetitia contravened church doctrine or not. By implication, the answers could also determine whether Francis was promoting heresy.
The publication of the letter came just days before Francis was to create a new batch of cardinals, ensuring that it would generate maximum publicity, and controversy.
The yes/no format of the “dubia” was also seen as a trap, and one that Francis apparently hopes to avoid. He has made it clear he sees the issue as a pastoral matter for Catholics and their priests to resolve and he is not going to try to give a one-size-fits-all response that conservatives could use to shortcut that process…
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Archbishop Asks Rome To Ease Up - September 28, 1986
MILWAUKEE — Rembert George Weakland long has been regarded by his peers as the brightest member of the hierarchy in the American Roman Catholic Church...has politely but forthrightly told the Vatican to, in effect, soften its drive to coerce doctrinal uniformity by punishing dissenters.
He asserted that Draconian measures used throughout Christian history to silence those who challenge traditional church teaching have resulted in “much cruelty, suppression of theological creativity and lack of growth…”
Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton of Detroit predicted that the “cruel (and) demeaning” treatment of Archbishop Hunthausen would effectively “intimidate” his fellow prelates…  
…in his columns, titled “The Price of Orthodoxy,” Archbishop Weakland appeared to be directing his remarks to Vatican inquisitors. 
He contended that previous efforts to monitor and safeguard Catholic doctrine have been undertaken in an atmosphere where “amateurs-turned-theologians easily became headhunters and leaders were picked (on the basis of) the rigidity of their doctrine, so that often second-rate and repressive minds, riding on the waves of fear, took over.
“Religion under such circumstances then can become an ideology that tolerates no obstacle and that values ideas more than people…”
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Conflict in the Catholic Hierarchy : 
a study of coping strategies in the Hunthausen affair
with preferential attention to discursive strategies
by Timothy Peter Schilling - 2003
Conflicts within the Roman Catholic hierarchy poses risks to the organizational effectiveness of the Church, but the hierarchy’s approach to conflict handling has rarely been subjected to systematic, empirically grounded study...


Perspective Shift…tries to frame the discussion of Hunthausen’s leadership within one particular set of strictly intraecclesial perspectives (the perspectives of the “human sciences” are excluded), Hunthausen invites his audience to (re)consider the same question according to the perspective of the Church “come of age” in the world. Hunthausen also seeks a perspective shift when he asks his hearers to evaluate the “justice” of Church procedures according to the standards of civil law…


Fostering this type of societal ignorance about homosexuality is lethally dangerous especially if it is being fostered by someone in a position of authority, especially Church authority. Even though the prejudges against homosexuality have already been overwhelming dispelled by a plethora of authoritative scientific research and of scriptural exegesis by biblical scholars, still there is a propensity for some  people to stay fiercely wedded to these false notions about homosexuality. However, none of these people can explain why they are so condemning of homosexuals - of people they attest knowing nothing about. Yet, many of those public figures, politicians, ministers and clerics alike, who have all protest vehemently against homosexuals - are found out - to be caught privately in gay sexual situations, the complete opposite of what they protest against publicly. In clinical terms this type personal sexual acting out behavior is generally known as dissociation. 


Jack Drescher, MD, explains what homosexual dissociation behavior is like and where and when it starts in a person’s life. It begins in early childhood when a child who is gay grows up in a family social environment that is, as Drescher states, wedded to antihomosexual prejudices. It was the reason I came out to my parishioners 20 years ago this March 25, 1997.  


The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out
October 01, 2004 | Cultural Psychiatry, Dissociative Identity Disorder
By Jack Drescher, MD
In the jargon of contemporary homosexual culture, those who hide their sexual identities are referred to as either closeted or said to be in the closet. Revealing one's homosexuality is referred to as coming out. Clinical experience with gay patients reveals hiding and revealing behaviors to be psychologically complex.
Homosexual Identities
In the developmental histories of gay men and women, periods of difficulty in acknowledging their homosexuality, either to themselves or to others, are often reported. Children who grow up to be gay rarely receive family support in dealing with antihomosexual prejudices. On the contrary, beginning in childhood--and distinguishing them from racial and ethnic minorities--gay people are often subjected to the antihomosexual attitudes of their own families and communities (Drescher et al., 2004). Antihomosexual attitudes include homophobia (Weinberg, 1972), heterosexism (Herek, 1984), moral condemnations of homosexuality (Drescher, 1998) and antigay violence (Herek and Berrill, 1992). Hiding activities learned in childhood often persist into young adulthood, middle age and even senescence, leading many gay people to conceal important aspects of themselves…



J. Edgar Hoover: Gay or Just a Man Who Has Sex With Men? - November 16, 2011
Dissociation -- denying homosexuality, but displaying sexual behavior -- is "not uncommon," according to Dr. Jack Drescher, a New York City psychiatrist who is an expert in gender and sexuality.
Men with strong attractions to other men can have different degrees of acceptance from being fully closeted to being openly gay. And even if they are homosexually self-aware, they can embrace it or reject it publicly.
"We confuse sexual orientation with sexual identity," said Drescher. "Some men do not publicly identify as gay, regardless of their sexual behavior."
Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks a group that is not labeled "gay" but "men who have sex with men."
Roy Cohn, the lawyer who served as chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy in his anti-communist campaign of the 1950s and who successfully convicted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg of espionage, denied he was gay, despite an attraction to men.
Cohn, who died of AIDS in 1986, was a contemporary of Hoover and according to one biography, the two attended sex parties together in New York in the 1950s…
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What is so lethally dangerous about this societal ignorance about homosexuality is that it is not only ignorance, but more often it is homosexual dissociation behavior. This means that this person will not even come close to the idea of homosexuality, let alone admitting to being ignorant about homosexuality. They are more often quite distraught emotionally by the mere mentioning of the word “homosexual.” We have witnessed this distraught homosexual dissociation behavior in two world events that happened - in less that 9 months apart from each other and the reactions from both - were surprising nearly identical. The first event was the release of the midterm report of Synod on Family 2014, October 14, 2014 and the second was US Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, June 26, 2015. In both events, it was extraordinary that in two different world populations - the response were the same. Those who object to gay marriage or to pastorally being supportive of gay people, including valuing gay relationships - their first response was emotionally negative and second response that followed was a refusal to discuss why they were against it, in the first place. 

What is lethally dangerous about this societal ignorance regarding homosexuality - is that it is exploitable and has been exploited in the United States for political gain for the past 3 decades. Follow the history of the US elections and how the economy changed and how globalization became more real and how the US became less educated. Next, check to see how forcefully and publicly antigay prejudges, particularly gay marriage - were used in election campaigns. 

As documented above Hitler and the Nazi Regime exploited social prejudices against homosexuals to lure the conservative elites support in March 1933 - the day before elections that ushered Hitler into the ultimate power as dictator. Hitler and the Nazis exploitedsame homosexual prejudices in their staged ‘immorality trials’ of  the Catholic clergy - with the maximum of publicity. Their aim was not only to silenceremove and even kill - the Catholic priests who were out spoken against Nazismbut to destroy the reputation of the Catholic Church completely. Hundreds of these German priests were sent to Dachau Concentration Camp


Priests of Dachau
In effort to counter the strength and influence of spiritual resistance, Nazi security services monitored Catholic clergy very closely—instructing that agents be set up in every diocese, that the bishops' reports to the Vatican should be obtained and that the bishops' areas of activity must be found out. A "vast network" was established to monitor the activities of ordinary clergy: Nazi security agents wrote "The importance of this enemy is such that inspectors of security police and of the security service will make this group of people and the questions discussed by them their special concern".[70] Priests were watched closely and frequently denounced, arrested and sent to concentration camps, often simply on the basis of being "suspected of activities hostile to the State" or that there was reason to "suppose that his dealings might harm society".[33]
Many clergy were imprisoned at Dachau Concentration Camp.[71][72] The first theologian arrived at Dachau in 1935, but from 1940, Dachau became the concentration point for clerical prisoners of the Nazi regime.[73] Of a total of 2,720 clergy recorded as imprisoned at Dachau, the overwhelming majority, some 2,579 (or 94.88%) were Catholic. Among the other denominations, there were 109 Evangelicals, 22 Greek Orthodox, 8 Old Catholics and Mariavites and 2 Muslims. In his Dachau: The Official History 1933–1945, Paul Berben noted that R. Schnabel's 1966 investigation, Die Frommen in der Holle found an alternative total of 2,771 and included the fate all the clergy listed, with 692 noted as deceased and 336 sent out on "invalid trainloads" and therefore presumed dead.[74] Kershaw noted that some 400 German priests were sent to Dachau.[75] Total numbers are difficult to assert, for some clergy were not recognised as such by the camp authorities, and some – particularly Poles – did not wish to be identified as such, fearing they would be mistreated.[76]…
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Read Ian Kershaw - it is clear that homosexual prejudices was not the sole cause of Hitler becoming dictator - the contributing factors to this event are huge and complex - but the exploitation of homosexual prejudges did played a part that we know today through research - need not have happened then. But without question they need not be used today. 

However, the homosexual dissociative ignorance on the part of the majority of the members of the Roman curia and the hierarchy that has been so clearly demonstrated by Cardinal Burke and the Congregation for the Clergy, December 8, 2016 statement about gay people - together they set the stage - by their incessant reiteration of past societal homosexual prejudices that have all - through ongoing dialogue between the scientific research and biblical exegesis - been found to be false. However, their willful ignorance about the science and religion about homosexual sexual orientation - sets the stage to be exploited by highly unscrupulous people, who are on the same moral level as Hitler and the Nazi Regime. What are you people doing at the top of the Catholic Church? I truly believed for most of my life that some of the best and the brightest people were in these top positions - not the dumbest (empty-headed) and dullest (insipid - lacking vigor and  interest)!!! GET OUT and save the world!!!

You just don’t get it - your ignorance - your collective repressed homosexual dissociation - is being exploited to commit violence - global violence - for selfish gain - the atrocities they have and still are causing - are far worst than that of Hitler and the Nazis i.e. global warming. 

How do you think those people, who deny that global warming exists - got in elected office in the first place and have helped over the years to create these globalization tycoons?

You just don’t get it!!! 

Pope Francis gets it - perfectly and with humility! Why does he get it and the greater majority of the curia and the hierarchy do not? 

You know - there may have been a very serious reason why Saint Pope John Paul II began his Encyclical Letter of 1998 - FIDES ET RATIO, with the INTRODUCTION - “KNOW YOURSELF.”




Update: January 29, 2017 


…TRUTH is the light that gives meaning and value to CHARITY. That light is both the light of REASON and the light of FAITH, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: it grasps its meaning as GIFT, acceptance, and communion. WITHOUT truth, charity degenerates into SENTIMENTALITY. Love becomes an EMPTY SHELL, to be filled in an ARBITRARY way. In a CULTURE without truth, this is the FATAL risk facing love. It FALLS prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions, the word “love” is abused and distorted,to the point where it comes to MEAN the opposite. Truth FREES charity from the constraints of an EMOTIONALISM that deprives it of relational and social content, and of a FIDEISM that deprives it of human and universal breathing-space. In the truth, charity reflects the personal yet public dimension of faith in the God of the Bible, who is both Agápe and Lógos: Charity and Truth, Love and Word…
REASON always stands in need of being purified by faith: this also holds true for political reason, which must not consider itself OMNIPOTENT. For its part, RELIGION always needs to be purified by reason in order to show its authentically human face. Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development
Pope Benedict XVI 2007 2009


And there has been absolutely no consideration given to the words of Pope Benedict XVI’s emphatic warning in his encyclical “CARITAS IN VERITATE" 2007 2009 about never ceasing to maintained an ongoing dialogue between reason (science) and religion. He states that - “Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development.” Benedict is making this statement from his personal experience - having lived through the first 18 years of his life being subjected to the severity of the dehumanizing consequences of the "cumulative radicalization” of Nazism - it is collectively Hitler’s and the Nazi Regime’s ever increasing capacity for destruction. Historian Ian Kershaw has identified this form of "cumulative radicalization” as the leading characteristic of Nazi Germany. It is highly questionable as to - why these men of "The Congregation for the Clergy" made this completely unsubstantiated statement on December 8, 2016? Their ill-informed statement is void of any dialogue for the past 60 years between the authoritative research science and the expertise biblical scholars on the topic of homosexuality. Was it out of plain stupidity? Or was it done for France??? There is another form of global dehumanizing  "cumulative radicalization” presently escalating. Who is being exploited - at the expense millions of peoples' lives and who is profiting from these atrocities??? I am risking my life for the protection of children - all children - globally 1997-2017.  What are you all doing??? 


Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism 
Ian Kershaw
Journal of Contemporary History 2004
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…Radicalization, in other words, was temporary and fluctuating, rather than an intrinsic feature of the system itself. So the ‘cumulative radicalization’ so central to nazism is left needing an explanation. 
Linked to this is the capacity for destruction — again extraordinary even for dictatorships. This destructive capacity, though present from the outset, developed over time and in phases; against internal political, then increasingly, ‘racial’ enemies in spring 1933, across the spring and summer of 1935, and during the summer and autumn of 1938; following this, the qualitative leap in its extension to the Poles from autumn 1939 onwards; and the unleashing of its full might in the wake of the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The unceasing radicalization of the regime, and the different stages in the unfolding of its destructive capacity cannot, however, as has come to be generally recognized, be explained by Hitler’s commands and actions alone. Rather, they followed countless initiatives from below, at many different levels of the regime. Invariably, these occurred within a broad ideological framework associated with Hitler’s wishes and intentions. But those initiating the actions were seldom — except in the realms of foreign policy and war strategy — following direct orders from Hitler and were by no means always ideologically motivated. A whole panoply of motives was involved. What motivated the individual — ideological conviction, career advancement, power-lust, sadism and other factors — is, in fact, of secondary importance. Of primary significance is that, whatever the motivation, the actions had the function of working towards the accomplishment of the visionary goals of the regime, embodied in the person of the Führer… 
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Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism 
Ian Kershaw
Journal of Contemporary History 2004



AGAIN !!!

Like Hitler and the Nazi regime
Wooing Support of Conservative Elites
By Exploiting 
Societal Homosexual Prejudices


Congregation for the Clergy
The Gift of the Priestly Vocation
dated Thursday, December 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception
Vatican reiterates that homosexuals shouldn’t be priests - Dec 7, 2016
 …has reiterated that men with “deeply rooted homosexual tendencies” shouldn’t be admitted into Catholic seminaries and, therefore, shouldn’t become Catholic priests…


No Science - No Religion - No Truth - No Love
People Being Killed 

No EMPATHY  

CERTAINLY - N O T - CATHOLIC

CARITAS IN VERITATE" 2009



A Christmas gift for Whom???


Far-right European politicians are talking about “making Europe great again” - 26 Jan 2017


Fillon's religious appeal under threat - JAN 28, 2017


God Is Back – in France - JAN. 26, 2017


Nine things to know about Fillon - 'The French Thatcher’ - 
25 January 2017
…He’s anti-gay marriage and a conservative at heart
Fillon was the preferred candidate of the once influential “Manif Pour Tous” anti-gay marriage movement in France because he closely reflected their views.
Although Fillon says he will not try to overturn the legalisation of gay marriage that was brought in in 2012, he does want a change of the law to prevent gay couples from being able to adopt children…
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François Fillon, Embracing His Catholicism, Challenges France’s Secular Tradition - Jan. 3, 2017
Presidential contender taps conservative voters newly motivated by Christian heritage, spurred by social issues such as opposition to gay marriage and rising nationalism after Islamist terror attacks


France's presidential election: Who is Francois Fillon? -November 28, 2016
(CNN)He's been called the "French Thatcher" for his apparent admiration of Britain's "Iron Lady" and willingness to tackle the unions.
On Sunday, Francois Fillon clinched the Republican party's presidential nomination, having beaten his closest rival Alain Juppe in a second-round vote.
He'd already dispatched former President Nicolas Sarkozy, in whose government he served as prime minister between 2007 and 2012…
Critical of same-sex marriage: In 2013 Fillon voted against same-sex marriage, which came into law under President François Hollande.
"Fillon comes from the Catholic conservative side and is supported by radical Catholic organizations -- particularly the ones who organized anti-gay marriage demonstrations three years ago," explained Mondon…
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How François Fillon became the French right's new hope - 23 November 2016
…Fillon is the dark horse who is suddenly favourite to win the right’s nomination for presidential candidate on Sunday, and thus likely to face the far-right Front National’s Marine Le Pen in the race to lead France next year.
An amateur racing driver and unrepentant Margaret Thatcher fan who has broken ranks with the traditionally statist line of the French right, he has promised a “radical shock” for France – tax cuts, public spending cuts, slashing public sector jobs and breaking trade union power.
His popularity is also down to his careful appeal to the deeply socially conservative views of the Catholic right, promising to reverse certain recently won adoption rights for gay couples, preserve traditional family values and respect France’s Christian roots.
“France is more rightwing than it has ever been,” Fillon said this week, positioning himself as the only candidate who could fully tap into that mood.
If Fillon’s promises of radical economic reform and “freedom from French bureaucracy” sound familiar, it is because they are. His shock-therapy plans are an echo of what the rightwing Nicolas Sarkozy promised when he swept to power in 2007, but failed to deliver…
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The DNA Sample of 
Burke’s Obsessive Hysteria over Homosexuality 



The continuation of - Part 2 - SATURDAY, 
JANUARY 21, 2017
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"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and 
acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house 
on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and 
beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded 
on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does
 not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house 
on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the 
winds blew and beat against that house, 
and it fell—and great was its fall!”
 Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, 
the crowds were astounded at his teaching, 
 for he taught them as one having 
authority, and not as 
their scribes. 
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