Roman catholic – Garibaldi Rosario http://garibaldirosario.org/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:12:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://garibaldirosario.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-69.png Roman catholic – Garibaldi Rosario http://garibaldirosario.org/ 32 32 Rabbi: Jews are flourishing in America. For this, I thank the Catholic Church. https://garibaldirosario.org/rabbi-jews-are-flourishing-in-america-for-this-i-thank-the-catholic-church/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 19:18:18 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/rabbi-jews-are-flourishing-in-america-for-this-i-thank-the-catholic-church/ “It is important that the priests have good relations with the Jews. If you are an anti-Semite, you cannot be ordained. It is against the teaching of the Church, of ‘Nostra Aetate’,” Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer said, referring to the document which is a key part of the Second Vatican Council agreements on interreligious collaboration. […]]]>

“It is important that the priests have good relations with the Jews. If you are an anti-Semite, you cannot be ordained. It is against the teaching of the Church, of ‘Nostra Aetate’,” Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer said, referring to the document which is a key part of the Second Vatican Council agreements on interreligious collaboration. He concluded: “If you don’t agree, you can’t be a priest.

Cardinal Ladaria made these comments to a delegation of 20 rabbis and Jewish leaders (including myself) from the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, who traveled to the Vatican this week for a biannual meeting of the International Leadership Conference. For Cardinal Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, this was perfectly obvious. For us, it remained a marvel. Cardinal Ladaria leads the arm of the Vatican that led the Inquisition, which from the 15th century persecuted Jews for hundreds of years. He is one of many colleagues who expressed similar sentiments to us during our visit, often speaking in glowing terms about the commonalities of our religions.

Until the Second Vatican Council, and in particular the conciliar document of 1965 Nostra Aetate”, a statement about the Church’s relationship to non-Christian religions, such comments were rare. But after years of soul-searching in the aftermath of the Holocaust and after years of private meetings with Jewish leaders, the Catholic Church has not only moved away from language blaming generations of Jews for the death of Jesus, but towards a pure and systematic philo-Semitism. It has since become a source of protection for Jewish communities, with some shortcomings, but overall there has been institutional change to a degree that is hard to imagine.

The Jewish revival in the United States may well be due in part to a miracle of the Catholic Church.

The Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, which oversees Vatican policy with the Jewish community, sits on the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; this structure implies that, in every sense, the Jews are brothers in faith. Cardinal Kurt Kocha leading Catholic theologian who chairs the commission, meets regularly with his Jewish counterparts around the world, as he did once again on June 27.

Our meetings with key Catholic leaders, including Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals, took place in an atmosphere of long-standing friendship. We communicated as siblings who had overcome rivalry and now enjoy our common parentage.

Pope Francis himself seeks to Rabbi Abraham Skorka, former chief rabbi of Argentina, as one of his closest friends, thought partners and confidants. His condemnation of anti-Semitism as “neither Christian nor humanhas helped vulnerable Jewish communities. (Our delegation missed meeting with Pope Francis this week, who had to cancel his minute with us due to knee pain, but our group has encountered him several times in the past.)

Pope Emeritus Benedict remained in active theological dialogue with his Jewish counterparts, even after his tenure as head of the church ended. Closer to home, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops maintains a deep connection with the National Council of Synagogues, co-hosting regular meetings and dialogues and working actively to fight anti-Semitism.

We communicated as siblings who had overcome rivalry and now enjoy our common parentage.

There is a direct link between these signs of profound change and the continued expressions of philo-Semitism within the Catholic Church and a deployment awakening of Jewish life that takes place in the Jewish community of the United States. For the first time in millennia, the Jewish community can define itself in positive terms, rather than being defined primarily by external hostility. Our the population is increasing, supported by a growing number of converts; and despite the persistence of anti-Semitism, the Jewish community is consistently identified in Pew surveys as the most popular religious community in the USA. Jewish organizations struggle not because of their failures, but because of their incredible success in helping our population to acculturate and prosper.

It would be hard to imagine this efflorescence of American Jewry without the world’s largest religious organization delegitimizing anti-Semitism and making it obvious that Jews are a beloved part of a larger religious family. The Jewish revival in the United States may well be due in part to a miracle of the Catholic Church.

Jewish and Catholic leaders would do well to safeguard this progress together. Not all current leaders know ‘Nostra Aetate’ so welllike their ancestors a generation ago in either of our communities, suggesting that there is potential for setbacks in the years to come. This may be especially true if future Catholic leaders are not as familiar with the Second Vatican Council or are not personally connected to the Jewish community like Pope Francis or members of the curia our delegation met.

“Nostra Aetate” should become a staple of the curriculum in Jewish and Catholic schools, especially in seminaries where priests and rabbis are trained. It must become a case study in reconciliation, peacebuilding and overcoming the polarization that plagues our society. As Pope Francis conveyed to our delegation this week, through Cardinal Koch, “Interreligious dialogue is a privileged way for the growth of fraternity and peace in our world”. And this brotherhood and this peace can combat religious and political extremism.

If “Nostra Aetate” meant “in our time” sixty years ago, we should mean it in our time too.

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James Carville: It’s time for New Orleans residents to roll up their sleeves | Letters https://garibaldirosario.org/james-carville-its-time-for-new-orleans-residents-to-roll-up-their-sleeves-letters/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/james-carville-its-time-for-new-orleans-residents-to-roll-up-their-sleeves-letters/ When it became public knowledge in 2008 that Mary and I were moving to New Orleans, the Washington Post asked me why we were leaving Washington. My response was, “I don’t want to grow old among strangers. Wow, it paid off. I literally can’t walk a block in this town without being treated with gratitude […]]]>

When it became public knowledge in 2008 that Mary and I were moving to New Orleans, the Washington Post asked me why we were leaving Washington. My response was, “I don’t want to grow old among strangers.

Wow, it paid off.

I literally can’t walk a block in this town without being treated with gratitude and respect. As a Roman Catholic and a Democrat, I am guided by the commandment of the Gospel of St. Luke and the warning of President John F. Kennedy, who said, “To those to whom much is given, much is expected.

New Orleans has given me a lot. It hurts me so much to say this, but our city just doesn’t work. I’ll spare you a depressing litany of details. All of us know them all too well.

It seems to me that our elected leaders can handle this situation in three ways:

1. Disclaimer. The truth is that we already have our own river. We don’t need another from Egypt. If we don’t face reality, things will never change.

2. Point fingers and blame each other. I could go back to Washington and get everything I need.

3. Recognize that our city’s greatest asset is the creativity and talent of its citizens. After Hurricane Katrina, citizens demanded major reforms and carried them out organically.

Why can’t talented individuals, neighborhood associations, pastors, universities, and civic and business leaders lead the way – again – in developing real strategies that address the many challenges we face?

Let’s do what our great river and our great Carnival friends do: Let’s go.

JAMES CARVILLE

political adviser

New Orleans

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Madonna is “deeply in despair” over the reversal of Roe v. Wade and is “scared” for his 4 daughters https://garibaldirosario.org/madonna-is-deeply-in-despair-over-the-reversal-of-roe-v-wade-and-is-scared-for-his-4-daughters/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:39:19 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/madonna-is-deeply-in-despair-over-the-reversal-of-roe-v-wade-and-is-scared-for-his-4-daughters/ Seven-time Grammy winner Madonna has confessed she was “deeply desperate” about the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last Friday and was “scared” for her four daughters, including her eldest, Lourdes “Lola” Leon. ‘I woke up [Friday] at the terrifying news that Roe v. Wade had been overturned and legislation ruled that we no […]]]>

Seven-time Grammy winner Madonna has confessed she was “deeply desperate” about the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last Friday and was “scared” for her four daughters, including her eldest, Lourdes “Lola” Leon.

‘I woke up [Friday] at the terrifying news that Roe v. Wade had been overturned and legislation ruled that we no longer have rights as women over our bodies,’ the 63-year-old pop queen – who has 48.3 million social media followers – wrote on Sunday.

“This decision has plunged me and all other women in this country into deep despair. Now the Supreme Court has ruled that women’s rights are no longer constitutional rights. In fact, we have less rights [than] a gun. I fear for my daughters.

‘Terrifying news’: Seven-time Grammy winner Madonna confessed she was ‘deeply desperate’ over the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last Friday and that she was ‘scared’ for her four daughters, including her eldest Lourdes ‘Lola’ Leon (L, pictured on Thursday)

“I’m scared for all the women in America. I’m just scared. I guess God put that on our shoulders right now because he knew we were strong enough to handle the weight. Strong enough to Fight! Strong enough to win. And so we will win! We’ll find a way to make this a federal law to protect the right to abortion! Ladies, are you ready to fight?

Madonna – who was raised Roman Catholic – also included a photo of herself posing with her 16-year-old daughter, Chifundo Mercy James Ciccone, whom she adopted from Malawi in 2009.

The Instagram post of Michigan-born Madge (surname Ciccone) received rave comments from Uncut Gems alum Julia Fox, 90s model Naomi Campbell and her longtime best friend Debi Mazar.

The Frozen hitmaker mothered Lola from her two-year relationship with Belleon Body co-creator Carlos Leon, which ended in 1997.

The 63-year-old Queen of Pop wrote: 'Legislation has ruled that we no longer have rights as women over our bodies.  This decision plunged me and all other women in this country into deep despair.  Now the Supreme Court has ruled that women's rights are no longer constitutional rights.  In fact, we have less rights [than] a gun.  I fear for my daughters.  I fear for all women in America.  I'm just scared'

The 63-year-old Queen of Pop wrote: ‘Legislation has ruled that we no longer have rights as women over our bodies. This decision plunged me and all other women in this country into deep despair. Now the Supreme Court has ruled that women’s rights are no longer constitutional rights. In fact, we have less rights [than] a gun. I fear for my daughters. I fear for all women in America. I’m just scared’

“We will find a way to make this a federal law to protect the right to abortion!” Madonna – who was raised Roman Catholic – also included a photo of herself posing with her 16-year-old daughter, Chifundo Mercy James Ciccone (L), whom she adopted from Malawi in 2009.

'I love you all!'  The Instagram post of Michigan-born Madge (last name Ciccone) received rave comments from Uncut Gems alum Julia Fox, 90s model Naomi Campbell and her longtime best friend Debi Mazar .

‘I love you all!’ The Instagram post of Michigan-born Madge (last name Ciccone) received rave comments from Uncut Gems alum Julia Fox, 90s model Naomi Campbell and her longtime best friend Debi Mazar .

On Saturday, the 25-year-old dancer-model took part in the Marine Serre SS/23 presentation in Paris and she received support from her younger brother Rocco John Ritchie.

Madonna mothered the 21-year-old expressionist painter – whose artistic alias is Rhed – during her seven-year marriage to her Spirited Away director Guy Ritchie, which ended in 2008.

The self-made superstar adopted 16-year-old son David Banda Mwale Ritchie from Malawi in 2008 and nine-year-old twin daughters Estere and Stella Ciccone from Malawi in 2017.

‘Created with love’: The Frozen hitmaker mothered Lola from his two-year relationship with Belleon Body co-creator Carlos Leon (L, pictured in 2016), which ended in 1997

Sibling support: On Saturday, the 25-year-old dancer-model (R) took part in the Marine Serre SS/23 presentation in Paris and she received support from her brother Rocco John Ritchie (L)

Sibling support: On Saturday, the 25-year-old dancer-model (R) took part in the Marine Serre SS/23 presentation in Paris and she received support from her brother Rocco John Ritchie (L)

Lives in England: Madonna mothered the 21-year-old expressionist painter - whose artistic alias is Rhed - during her seven-year marriage to her Spirited Away director Guy Ritchie (R, pictured in 2020), which ended in 2008

Lives in England: Madonna mothered the 21-year-old expressionist painter – whose artistic alias is Rhed – during her seven-year marriage to her Spirited Away director Guy Ritchie (R, pictured in 2020), which ended in 2008

Mixed brood: The self-made superstar adopted 16-year-old son David Banda Mwale Ritchie from Malawi in 2008 and nine-year-old twins Estere and Stella Ciccone from Malawi in 2017

Mixed brood: The self-made superstar adopted 16-year-old son David Banda Mwale Ritchie from Malawi in 2008 and nine-year-old twins Estere and Stella Ciccone from Malawi in 2017

On Thursday night, Madonna headlined WoW, Finally Enough Love, a variety show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in honor of Pride alongside a host of RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty.

The concert also served as an album release party for Material Girl’s newly remastered standard and deluxe albums Finally Enough Love, celebrating her 50 No. 1 club hits, favorite remixes and rarities.

Madonna is also still in pre-production on her self-directed Universal Pictures biopic titled Little Sparrow.

LGBTQIA activist: On Thursday night, Madonna headlined WoW, Finally Enough Love, a variety show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in honor of Pride alongside a host of RuPaul's Drag Race royalty

LGBTQIA activist: On Thursday night, Madonna headlined WoW, Finally Enough Love, a variety show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in honor of Pride alongside a host of RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty

Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones

Finally Enough Love, remixes and rarities

All physical and digital formats release August 19! The concert also served as an album release party for Material Girl’s newly remastered standard and deluxe albums, Finally Enough Love celebrating its 50 No. 1 club hits, favorite remixes and rarities.

Third directing effort: Madonna is also still in pre-production on her self-directed Universal Pictures biopic titled Little Sparrow (pictured February 1)

Third directing effort: Madonna is also still in pre-production on her self-directed Universal Pictures biopic titled Little Sparrow (pictured February 1)

Two-time Emmy winner Julia Garner was offered the plum part – according to Variety — while Julia Fox remains the favorite to play Debi Mazar, I Rise Belter’s longtime pal.

Madonna co-wrote the screenplay with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, who was later replaced by Independent Spirit Award-winning screenwriter Erin Wilson (The Girl on the Train, Secretary).

Susan’s former desperately looking for Susan has already led two dismal box office bombs – Dirt and wisdom in 2008, and WE in 2011.

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Pope appoints Kevin Ingram as new AISF board member https://garibaldirosario.org/pope-appoints-kevin-ingram-as-new-aisf-board-member/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:05:05 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/pope-appoints-kevin-ingram-as-new-aisf-board-member/ Pope Francis appoints Kevin Ingram, a former auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a member of the board of directors of the Financial Intelligence and Supervisory Authority (AISF). By Vatican News Kevin Ingram was appointed on Saturday to work with the Financial Intelligence and Supervision Authority (AISF). ASIF President Carmelo Barbagallo said he was pleased with the papal […]]]>

Pope Francis appoints Kevin Ingram, a former auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a member of the board of directors of the Financial Intelligence and Supervisory Authority (AISF).

By Vatican News

Kevin Ingram was appointed on Saturday to work with the Financial Intelligence and Supervision Authority (AISF).

ASIF President Carmelo Barbagallo said he was pleased with the papal appointment.

“Ingram’s significant professional experience will complement the expertise of ASIF’s Board of Directors, contributing to better execution of its duties. I would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing board members, Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay and Maria Bianca Farina, for their invaluable contribution over the years.

Brief biography

Kevin Ingram was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) based in London from 1990 until his retirement in December 2009.

He specialized in auditing financial services companies, including reporting on the internal financial controls of these companies to the UK financial services regulator.

He ran the audit firm PwC UK Investment Fund from 2000 to 2007. His experience includes auditing asset management firms, banks and some insurance companies, as well as auditing numerous products investment funds, including investment trusts, open-end funds, hedge funds. and private equity funds.

Since retiring from PwC, he has been non-executive chairman of two UK-listed investment companies. One of them focused on investing in companies listed in the UK and the other on investments in specialist loans, mainly in the United States.

Ingram is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of the Westminster Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust.

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Amtrak awards contract to expand tracks at Penn Station https://garibaldirosario.org/amtrak-awards-contract-to-expand-tracks-at-penn-station/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:54:13 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/amtrak-awards-contract-to-expand-tracks-at-penn-station/ Almost everyone agrees that something needs to be done to address the chaos at Pennsylvania Station in New York, the nation’s busiest public transit hub. Now comes the hardest part of designing a solution that will avoid controversy. Amtrak, the national railroad that owns the station and the tracks through it, is moving forward with […]]]>

Almost everyone agrees that something needs to be done to address the chaos at Pennsylvania Station in New York, the nation’s busiest public transit hub. Now comes the hardest part of designing a solution that will avoid controversy.

Amtrak, the national railroad that owns the station and the tracks through it, is moving forward with a plan to expand the station at an estimated cost of $12 billion. This plan calls for the demolition of an entire block of Midtown that houses a 151-year-old church.

On Thursday, Amtrak awarded a contract to design the station expansion, which it says will take two years and up to $73 million.

But the effort comes just as a separate New York state plan to renovate the existing station has faced opposition from community leaders.

Amtrak’s expansion is part of a comprehensive rail infrastructure improvement program known as Gateway. Gateway’s centerpiece would be a new pair of single-lane tunnels under the Hudson River between Penn Station and New Jersey.

The new tunnels would complement a pair of parallel tunnels that were built more than 110 years ago and are still damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Eventually, Gateway could double the trans-Hudson capacity, with the goal of making the trip to town more efficient and reliable for New Jersey Transit and Amtrak train riders.

But Penn Station’s 21 tracks and platforms were already overloaded before the pandemic. For Gateway to fulfill its purpose, the station should have more lanes. Finding a place to put them in the middle of Manhattan is the challenge Amtrak gave to a group of companies led by Arup, an engineering and design firm.

“Already the station has operated at a level of intensity well beyond the level for which it was designed,” said Stephen J. Gardner, Amtrak’s chief executive. He added, “We’re going to double the width of the pipe, but Penn Station, as a bucket that receives water from the pipe, is already full.”

Any interruption of service at Penn would be delayed for at least a few years when construction on the expansion begins. The gateway is not expected to be completed for another decade.

As for the state renovation bill, it will be the subject of a hearing in Manhattan on Friday, during which state lawmakers will take testimony from state officials, supporters and opponents of the Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to fund a redesign of the station by letting developers fill the neighborhood around it with office towers and other high-rise buildings. The state would use the payments from those developers to cover its share of the $7 billion cost of the station upgrade.

The renovation aims to replace Penn Station’s maze of cramped hallways that Ms. Hochul called a “hellhole” with a spacious, sunlit train room that she said would “elevate the human spirit.” But community leaders questioned whether the plan to have commercial developers pay for the renovation and subsequent expansion of the station was feasible.

Under the Hochul plan, the towers surrounding the station would largely be made up of office space, demand for which has fallen sharply during the pandemic. The towers would be built over the next 20 to 30 years.

A report released last month by the city’s independent budget office found the state provided too little information about the financing plan to determine whether it’s viable or whether ratepayers might be saddled with some costs. Those questions prompted three state senators from the city — Liz Krueger, Leroy Comrie and Luis R. Sepulveda — to convene Friday’s oversight hearing. Ms. Krueger and Mr. Comrie were part of a group of 15 senators who sent a letter to state officials in March, demanding that they “suspend Penn Station’s plan until these answers have been provided.”

But Ms. Hochul instead lobbied for an acceleration of the station’s renovation. Last week, it announced the release of a request for proposals for the redesign, although that project was to follow the station’s Amtrak expansion.

Mr Gardner and Tony Coscia, chairman of Amtrak, said the designers of the expansion would consider a range of alternatives, including adding tracks south of Penn Station, under the West 30th Street block that is the longtime home of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. “It’s something Amtrak has been discussing for a long time and we think it’s doable,” Gardner said.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation said so strongly opposed the plan to “demolish several city blocks” around Penn Station because they contained several structures, including the church, that were already on the National Register of Historic Places or eligible to be placed there.

Coordinating the various elements of Gateway and plans for Penn Station is complicated by the number of agencies involved. Amtrak owns most of the infrastructure, but Penn Station’s biggest users are Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit. The LIRR plans to begin diverting some of its service to Grand Central Terminal later this year; a few years later, another New York City commuter service, the Metro-North Railroad, plans to begin running trains to and from Penn.

Amtrak takes the initiative, in partnership with NJ Transit, to plan the expansion. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the LIRR and Metro-North, is overseeing the renovation.

“There are so many cooks in the kitchen and so many unanswered questions,” said Layla Law-Gisiko, chair of Community Board 5’s land use committee and critic of Governor Hochul’s plan.

Amtrak officials hope to avoid the kind of community opposition that could derail the expansion plan. “We absolutely, fully need to disseminate and communicate all of the different options,” Gardner said, “to get an outcome that works for the community.”

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Where is your soul, governor? | News, Sports, Jobs https://garibaldirosario.org/where-is-your-soul-governor-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 06:32:46 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/where-is-your-soul-governor-news-sports-jobs/ A woman holding a sign with a picture of a womb said: “My body, my choice” despite something obviously missing: a baby. Add a baby and the “My body, my choice” is demystified by “The body inside your body is not your body.” Wearing their “My body, my choice” t-shirts, women with smiling […]]]>

A woman holding a sign with a picture of a womb said: “My body, my choice” despite something obviously missing: a baby. Add a baby and the “My body, my choice” is demystified by “The body inside your body is not your body.”

Wearing their “My body, my choice” t-shirts, women with smiling faces planted a sign in front of them saying, “Parasites have no rights” Princeton Jurisprudence Professor Robert P. George intervened, “Scholars of the history of genocide observe that people who want to kill other people invariably develop and deploy forms of rhetoric aimed at dehumanizing the victims. A well-known example is the Nazis referring to Jews as “vermin.“In the abortion debate, similar rhetoric is deployed to dehumanize unborn children. Abortion advocates, like these women with big smiles on their faces, call them “parasites.” To justify killing them, they suggest that they are the moral equivalent of lice, leeches or tapeworms.

Modern medical technology shows that life in the womb is just over a “clumps of cells”. Science refutes the “tuft” argue decisively. Given the false opinion of the majority in 1973, Roe v. Wade was just a bunch of words.

Logical inconsistencies and self-refuting slogans on the pro-choice side are commonplace. Defacing a Catholic church, the graffitti said: “Abortion saves lives” who has as much meaning as the one who says, “Pro-choice is pro-life” (not if you are the one chosen to be aborted). Another says, “Abortion is health”, to which Seth Dillon, CEO of Babylon Bee, says. “Abortion is health care like rape is an act of love.”

Those furious at the likelihood of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade promise a “Season of Wrath” and they already prove it. Vulgarity, disgrace and incivility express their unbridled anger by signs and a verb as coarse and grotesque as “To eat [expletive]” and “The fetus is equivalent to a good snack.” With the recent eruption of pro-life pregnancy centers under violent attack, protests against the law erupting outside the homes of judges, coupled with death threats, show the tell-tale violence of their movement to exterminate innocent children.

A headline from Planned Parenthood read: Abortion is Sacred. The depraved priests of Molech offered the children of the deceived disciples on the “sacred” sacrificial altar. Make the Altar of Convenience “sacred,” Planned Parenthood does it before the child is born, but with the same brutality as in Molech’s time. Opposing this macabre, those who defend the unborn child say: “Life is sacred.” Abortion and life cannot coexist as sacred. It’s one or the other. Choose life.

Seth, a young man I used to pastor in New Jersey, posted: “If you praise a woman who aborted her child because she did what was best for her, then I hope you praise the men who abandon their children because they did what was best for her. it was best for them.” One person responded by saying, “Not the same.” He has answered, “I agree! One leaves an opportunity for reconciliation and healing. The other offers no hope.

Denying her Roman Catholic faith, Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed bills declaring the season open on the unborn child. True to her faith, Mother Teresa said: “You shouldn’t be surprised when you hear about murders, killings, wars, hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what’s left but we kill ourselves?” At a loss for reason, Governor Hochul thinks she can make murder shorter with more gun laws. Mother Teresa added one more thing, “A nation that kills its children in its mother’s womb has lost its soul.” Where is your soul, Governor?

Reverend Mel McGinnis is a resident of Frewsburg.



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Diocese of Maine sued for first time since end of abuse barrier https://garibaldirosario.org/diocese-of-maine-sued-for-first-time-since-end-of-abuse-barrier/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:52:34 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/diocese-of-maine-sued-for-first-time-since-end-of-abuse-barrier/ PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The first lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland since Maine removed a cap on child sexual abuse complaints were filed Thursday. Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed legislation last year that allowed victims to file civil lawsuits for older abuse cases. Previously, abuse survivors could not sue if they were […]]]>

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The first lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland since Maine removed a cap on child sexual abuse complaints were filed Thursday.

Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed legislation last year that allowed victims to file civil lawsuits for older abuse cases. Previously, abuse survivors could not sue if they were abused before the late 1980s.

Lawyers representing three people alleging childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and a lay educator have filed suits seeking damages. The claims indicate that the abuse took place for decades from the early 1960s.

Two of the plaintiffs asked not to be identified, but one of them, Robert Dupuis, said in a statement that he hoped the lawsuits would encourage victims to come forward. His attorney, Michael Bigos of Portland, said more lawsuits would follow.

“The trial gives me the opportunity to come forward and tell my story, and in doing so, encourage other survivors to come forward,” Dupuis said. “It is time for the church to stop minimizing the effects of sexual abuse on its victims and take full responsibility for their negligence and malice.”

Diocesan officials did not return phone calls and emails seeking comment on the lawsuits.

Maine eliminated its statute of limitations for lawsuits in 2000, but the policy was not retroactive. That changed with last year. The bill that amended the law stated that damages “can only be awarded to an entity that employed, supervised or had responsibility for the person who committed or allegedly committed the sexual act if there is a finding of negligence on the part of the entity”.

The diocese fought unsuccessfully against the law change last year. Bruce Gerrity, a lawyer for the diocese, testified at the time that the change in the law could burden a legal system which he said already provides “broad access to civil lawsuits based on sexual acts against minors”.

Bigos said resolution of the lawsuits filed Thursday would likely take several months.

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Cameroonians protest burnt hospital as military and separatists blame trade https://garibaldirosario.org/cameroonians-protest-burnt-hospital-as-military-and-separatists-blame-trade/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:53:36 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/cameroonians-protest-burnt-hospital-as-military-and-separatists-blame-trade/ YAOUNDE — In Cameroon, hundreds protested against attacks on schools, churches and clinics in the troubled west of the country after a hospital in the town of Mamfe was set on fire. Cameroon’s military and separatists have swapped blame for last week’s attack. Cameroonian officials say several hundred people demonstrated in the streets of Mamfe […]]]>

In Cameroon, hundreds protested against attacks on schools, churches and clinics in the troubled west of the country after a hospital in the town of Mamfe was set on fire. Cameroon’s military and separatists have swapped blame for last week’s attack.

Cameroonian officials say several hundred people demonstrated in the streets of Mamfe town on Monday against separatist attacks on civilian bodies in the southwestern area.

Cameroonian state broadcaster CRTV reported that the protest was organized by community leaders after the biggest hospital in Mamfe burned down on June 8.

Dealer Daniel Mbange spoke to VOA from Mamfe via a messaging app to explain why he took part in the protest.

“It’s very, very discouraging that people are attacking a social infrastructure that has broad use for the whole community,” Mbange said. “Who the hell will think of destroying a hospital where women and children, men, old people use it?

Similar protests took place in other cities, including Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé.

The army blames the rebels for the attack and says its troops saved around 50 patients from the flames which injured several patients and nurses.

Capo Daniel is the self-proclaimed Deputy Chief of Defense of the Ambazonia Defense Forces, one of Cameroon’s largest rebel groups.

He denies their responsibility and expressed a common separatist claim that government troops carried out the attack to tarnish their image.

“There is a Cameroonian military barracks not far from there, there was a joint Cameroonian military patrol and a checkpoint nearby,” Daniel said. “The Ambazonia fighters could not have circumvented these military installations, taking time to evacuate patients while firing into the air without any intervention from the Cameroonian army. It was an action [attack] committed by Cameroonian soldiers in civilian clothes.

Cameroonian officials rejected the rebels’ request. Mengo Victor Arrey Nkongho is a Cameroonian minister in charge of special missions in Yaoundé.

“Today we hear them on social media accusing our defense and security forces,” Nkongho said. “They don’t want to own what their products did[combatants]anymore. A hospital that had about 49 patients and nurses. They’re witnesses, they know who got them out of the beds. There was no military. They {combatants} pulled patients out of their beds, out of the wards before setting fire to the hospital.”

Nkongho says federal troops rushed to the hospital and transferred the patients to a nearby military hospital.

Protesters on Monday called on the government and military to better protect hospitals, schools and churches from separatist attacks.

Last week’s attack is not the first time English-speaking separatists have been accused of targeting civilian buildings in Mamfe.

In February, the Roman Catholic Church in Cameroon said gunmen set fire to a notorious girls’ dormitory in the city.

The army blamed the rebels, who vowed to investigate but have yet to issue a response.

Rebels have been fighting since 2017 for a breakaway English-speaking state from majority French-speaking Cameroon.

The United Nations says clashes between the two sides have since left at least 3,300 dead and more than 750,000 internally displaced.

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Fleet Blessing Kicks Off Summer Sailing Season https://garibaldirosario.org/fleet-blessing-kicks-off-summer-sailing-season/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 23:34:08 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/fleet-blessing-kicks-off-summer-sailing-season/ Reverend Seamus Griesbach, pastor of the Portland Peninsula and Island parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, blesses tugboat Roderick McAllister with holy water during Sunday’s Fleet Blessing at the Maine State Pier in Portland. About 100 people attended the ceremony at the wharf and about 50 boats were blessed. Ben McCanna / Personal […]]]>

Reverend Seamus Griesbach, pastor of the Portland Peninsula and Island parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, blesses tugboat Roderick McAllister with holy water during Sunday’s Fleet Blessing at the Maine State Pier in Portland. About 100 people attended the ceremony at the wharf and about 50 boats were blessed. Ben McCanna / Personal Photographer

Under clear, windy skies on Sunday afternoon, several altar servers carried a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, carefully balanced upright on a white wooden litter, to the end of the Maine state pier.

They placed the 4-foot-tall likeness of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Protector of All Sailors, on a pillar overlooking Portland Harbor, one of New York’s busiest commercial and recreational ports. -England.

Afterwards, priests from Portland’s Roman Catholic parishes presided over the first Fleet Blessing to be held in Maine’s largest city in more than a decade.

“Bless these boats, their equipment and all who use them,” said Reverend Seamus Griesbach, pastor of the Portland Peninsula and Island parishes. “Protect them from the perils of the abyss and fill their nets.”

About 100 people attended the hour-long ceremony kicking off the summer boating season — an event that hasn’t happened in Portland since 2007 or 2008, organizers said. The last blessing before that was in the late 1990s.

About 50 boats of all sizes and types participated Sunday afternoon, including a fireboat, a few tugboats and a wide variety of fishing and pleasure boats. Dating back centuries to Mediterranean fishing villages, similar blessings take place every year in Boothbay Harbor, Gloucester, Massachusetts, and other maritime communities around the world, Griesbach said.

The Portland event blossomed this year after members of Saint Christopher Parish on Peaks Island began planning to hold a Fleet Blessing as part of the parish’s 100th anniversary activities, said organizer Chris Hoppin.

Leaders of Portland parishes, including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the home parish of Bishop Robert Deeley and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, decided to hold the ceremony on the mainland and include the community at large.

Danielle Ogden from Pownal was present with her daughters, Rosemary, 4, and Maeve, 14 months.

“My husband and I always try to testify to our faith,” said Ogden, whose husband was working Sunday afternoon. “Being Catholic is part of our daily family culture. It’s not just something we do on Sunday mornings. It’s important to be here because we live in a maritime community and Rosemary loves boats.

Among the dignitaries was Coast Guard Captain Amy Florentino, commander of the Northern New England Sector, who is stationed in South Portland. Florentino, who is Catholic, participated for professional and personal reasons with his 9-year-old daughter, Claire.

“It’s fun to watch and participate in maritime events like this, and it’s nice to see the support from the community,” she said. “Search and rescue is one of our biggest missions and commercial fishing is still one of the most dangerous industries. It’s great to start the season with a reminder of safety and protection at sea.”

Peaks Island’s Joe Whalen was one of many boat captains from Peaks who joined the parade of boats past the pier. He was at the helm of his 35-foot sport fishing boat Albin, which carried several passengers and was decorated with flags for the occasion.

“I think it’s great,” Phalen said as her boat circled the harbor. “Everyone on Peaks wanted to do it.”

Reverend Seamus Griesbach and altar servers Adeline Mrais and Adrian Jenkins wait for the next boat during Sunday’s Fleet Blessing at Maine State Pier in Portland. About fifty boats were blessed. Ben McCanna / Personal Photographer

After Father Griesbach pronounced a general blessing, including several prayers, he and other priests sprinkled holy water on boats that stopped at the pier. Contained in a copper kettle, the water was collected from the harbor by altar servers and blessed by Griesbach just before the ceremony.

Priests used evergreen twigs to sprinkle holy water. Griesbach used a small straw broom.

“I had a good range with that,” Griesbach said after the ceremony. “It was super fun. Living our faith is supposed to make our lives more enjoyable.

It was also an opportunity to build community and show support for those who make their living on the water.

“Life at sea is not easy,” Griesbach said. “They come out all year round in all weathers. It’s hard. It’s dangerous. It is important that they know they are not alone. Faith is a yes to love. Events like this help us forge bonds of love and affection across the community.

Griesbach said he hopes the blessing of the fleet will become an annual tradition in Portland, possibly including clergy from other denominations and denominations.

“This year has been kind of a trial balloon,” he said. “As we said (in promoting this event), all boats are welcome, and they weren’t all Catholic boats.”


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Obituary: Armand James Favreau – CentralMaine.com https://garibaldirosario.org/obituary-armand-james-favreau-centralmaine-com/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:01:01 +0000 https://garibaldirosario.org/obituary-armand-james-favreau-centralmaine-com/ Armand James Favreau LAKE WHALES, Fla. – Armand James Favreau, of Lake Whales, Fla. passed away peacefully on March 30, 2022. He was born on May 24, 1949. He is survived by his longtime partner, Nancy Zograos; his brother, Donald Favreau (Dorothy), his sister, Patricia O’Connell, his brother Kenneth Favreau; his children, Deborah Mercier, James […]]]>

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LAKE WHALES, Fla. – Armand James Favreau, of Lake Whales, Fla. passed away peacefully on March 30, 2022. He was born on May 24, 1949. He is survived by his longtime partner, Nancy Zograos; his brother, Donald Favreau (Dorothy), his sister, Patricia O’Connell, his brother Kenneth Favreau; his children, Deborah Mercier, James Favreau, Michael Favreau and Jennifer Harris; eight great-grandchildren, Erika, Mike (Lindy), Kendra, Laura, Jade, Parker, Christian and Cameron; and seven great-great-grandchildren, Christopher, Ella, Payton, Ellie, Chloe, Magnolia and Rylen. Armand lived a wonderful life as a successful businessman. He was a practicing Catholic who attended church regularly. He owned several businesses and was a financial consultant before retiring. His love for his family has shown itself in providing stability and opportunity. His love for all things Disney and golf was definitely his trademark. His family, and all who knew him, have wonderful memories of him that they will always cherish to keep his spirit alive in their hearts forever. Services will be held Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, located at 20 Lake St. Winthrop, ME 04364. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.com org or: Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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