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Offline Miseremini

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Cardinal Law is dead.
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:44:01 PM »
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  • The Vatican has reported that Cardinal Law has died (and gone to his final judgement).
    May God have mercy on him.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


    Offline Marlelar

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 09:00:08 PM »
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  • Now he knows the truth.


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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 09:55:53 PM »
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  • When Card. Law first came to Boston, he was in some parade and a trad friend of mine (now dead, God rest his soul) approached him to say, "I want you to feed the poor, I want you to house the homeless - but I also want you to return the Latin Mass."

    To which Card. Law said, "Absolutely not."

    He knew his assignment.  
    If any one saith that true and natural water is not of necessity for baptism, and on that account wrests to some sort of metaphor those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost...,"  Let Him Be Anathama.  -COUNCIL OF TRENT Sess VII Canon II “On Baptism"

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 10:19:23 PM »
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  • Now he knows the truth.

    And will have an eternity to contemplate it.

    1984 Just before being made a Cardinal
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 11:09:08 AM »
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  • And Francis is going to give the final blessing at the funeral.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]



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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 11:11:31 AM »
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  • I wonder if the funeral will be a circus event?

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 01:51:36 PM »
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  • And Francis is going to give the final blessing at the funeral.
    Of course he will. In his world, hell doesn't exist. Ergo, the insidious cardinal who was responsible for so much evil in this world goes to heaven. 
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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 01:52:07 PM »
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  • I wonder if the funeral will be a circus event?
    Francis is going to give the final blessing and it's going to be a NO funeral....is there any doubt?
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17


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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 01:23:38 PM »
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  • The public funeral Mass is a grave scandal.

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 06:05:53 PM »
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  • When Card. Law first came to Boston, he was in some parade and a trad friend of mine (now dead, God rest his soul) approached him to say, "I want you to feed the poor, I want you to house the homeless - but I also want you to return the Latin Mass."

    To which Card. Law said, "Absolutely not."

    He knew his assignment.  
    He should've asked him if he'll aid and abet pedophiles.
    What a piece of garbage this queer enabler was, God may have mercy on his soul, but I certainly don't.
    He escaped what he really had coming to him in this life, they need to dig up his dead carcass  and put him on trial someday like they did that old pope centuries ago so justice can be served, even if it's just symbolically.
    Good riddance this degenerate is gone.
    Satan has a new plaything.

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 10:58:33 PM »
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  • At Funeral, Pope Prays For 'Merciful' Final Judgment For Cardinal Law
    December 21, 2017 Updated Dec 21, 2017 2:31 PM
    • Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press
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    Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, presiding over the funeral rites for a man who epitomized the Catholic Church's failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safeguarding its own reputation at all costs.
    In a final blessing at Law's funeral Mass at the back altar of St. Peter's Basilica, Francis blessed Law's coffin with incense and holy water and recited the ritual prayer commending his soul to God.
    "May he be given a merciful judgment so that redeemed from death, freed from punishment, reconciled to the Father, carried in the arms of the Good Shepherd, he may deserve to enter fully into everlasting happiness in the company of the eternal King together with all the saints," Francis said in Latin.
    The dean of the college of cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, celebrated the funeral Mass and eulogized Law without making any mention of the scandal or the fact that he resigned in disgrace as Boston archbishop. Revising history, Sodano said Law had been "called to Rome" to serve as archpriest of the Vatican's St. Mary Major basilica - a post he took up two years after his 2002 fall from grace in Boston.
    Sodano concelebrated the Mass along with 30 other cardinals, including American Cardinals Raymond Burke and James Harvey and the ex-Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
    In the pews were U.S. Ambassador-designate Callista Gingrich and her husband, Newt, some other members of the diplomatic corps and the Vatican foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher.
    Turnout was otherwise limited, with basilica ushers stacking extra rows of empty seats a few minutes before the Mass began.
    A view of the basilica during the funeral service for late Cardinal Bernard Law, at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on Thursday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
    Law, who died Wednesday at age 86, resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston in 2002 after revelations that he covered up for dozens of priests who raped and sexually molested children, moving them to different parishes without telling parents or police.



    The scandal, exposed by The Boston Globe and memorialized in the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight," then spread throughout the U.S. and world, with thousands of people from all continents coming forward in ensuing years with claims their priests sexually abused them when they were children.
    St. John Paul II's decision to promote Law to head St. Mary Major in 2004 reinforced the impression that the Vatican - which had turned a blind eye to abuse for decades - still hadn't grasped the scale of the problem, the trauma it caused its victims, and the moral credibility the church had lost as a result.
    In his homily, Sodano omitted any reference to the scandal, Law's legacy or the fact that he resigned under unrelenting public pressure - the first head to roll for sexual abuse cover-up in the Catholic Church. Sodano, who was Vatican secretary of state at the time and would have been intimately involved in Law's fate, insisted that John Paul had "called him to Rome" to serve as archpriest of St. Mary Major, a prestigious position that entitled Law to burial at one of Rome's most important and beautiful basilicas.
    "Today, we want to give a final salute and thank God for giving us a good pastor," Sodano said. Priests, he said, had a lofty responsibility and sometimes "we can be lacking," but he prayed that God will "welcome him to eternal paradise."
    Sodano himself has a tainted legacy on the sex abuse front, having been a key supporter of the Rev. Marcial Maciel, the drug-addicted founder of the Legion of Christ religious order who sexually abused his seminarians and fathered three children. It was only after John Paul died and Sodano was sidelined that Pope Benedict XVI ordered Maciel to live a lifetime of "penance and prayer" for his crimes.
    Francis has inherited John Paul's checkered legacy on sex abuse, and has promised "zero tolerance" for priests who rape or molest children. But his own record has been marked by questionable appointments, a reneged proposal to create a Vatican tribunal to prosecute negligent bishops like Law, and giving the issue less urgency than his predecessor, Benedict.
    Just this week, Francis' much-hyped commission of experts to advise the church on keeping children safe was allowed to lapse after its initial three-year mandate. Vatican officials have said new members would be named soon.
    And even after Law's cover-up led American bishops in 2002 to draft tough regulations to protect children and keep pedophiles out of the priesthood, some of his fellow bishops have continued to harbor accused abusers.
    The Rev. Thomas Doyle, a key whistleblower in the decades-old clerical sex abuse saga, said those bishops are the real scandal today since a new policy has been in place for 15 years, and yet there are still bishops who have chosen to protect the church and their priests more than children.
    "One thing is certain: Bernard Law may be the remembered face of hierarchical cover-up and mendacity, but there are others who were far, far worse and carry a greater burden of guilt because they knew by then what the score was," Doyle said in an email, ticking off a list of well-known bishops who have been publicly shamed - and in some cases prosecuted - for covering up for their priests.
    "They make Law look like an amateur."
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi


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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 11:10:53 PM »
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  • May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
    :pray: :pray: :pray:

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 10:14:21 AM »
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  • Objectively speaking he was not "faithful". 

    I trust in God's justice. 

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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 11:38:51 AM »
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  • May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
    :pray: :pray: :pray:
    If he's part of the "faithful departed", then so are Muhammad and the writers of the Talmud.
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    Re: Cardinal Law is dead.
    « Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 03:11:20 PM »
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  • He should've asked him if he'll aid and abet pedophiles.
    What a piece of garbage this queer enabler was, God may have mercy on his soul, but I certainly don't.
    He escaped what he really had coming to him in this life, they need to dig up his dead carcass  and put him on trial someday like they did that old pope centuries ago so justice can be served, even if it's just symbolically.
    Good riddance this degenerate is gone.
    Satan has a new plaything.
    it is the other way around
    we are to have mercy on people
    but that does NOT mean God will
    and I know that he does not have mercy on those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit. That takes a deliberate decision

     

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