Anyone who denies or rejects the authority of the Pope over the Catholic Church or who claims the Catholic Church to be in Doctrinal error is in effect calling Our Lord Jesus Christ a LIAR! This is the Grave Sin of Formal Schism and results in latae sententiae EXCOMMUNICATION of the offender regardless of what moral conviction of conscience led him to that belief. If we are Catholic then we SUPPORT POPE FRANCIS and trust him to lead our Church as the Vicar of Christ appointed by Jesus Himself!
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“THE RULER” URGES FAITHFUL CATHOLICS TO VOTE FOR A PRO LIFE CANDIDATE FOR UNITED STATES PRESIDENT.
THERE IS A FAITHFUL PRO LIFE CANDIDATE IN THE RACE & HIS NAME IS EVAN McMULLIN…
“THE RULER” IS PROUD TO ENDORSE EVAN McMULLIN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
As a Faithful Catholic respectful of the rights and human dignity of all persons and as a Freedom Loving United States Citizen, I must speak out in DISGUST and DISMAY over the degradation of the moral character of our nation by one Donald J. Trump!
AN EDITORIAL REFLECTION BY Janice K. Harper
This year ABORTION and GAY MARRIAGE are not the key issues in the United States Presidential Race. CIVIL RIGHTS has once again come to the forefront of our national consciousness and indeed OUR CHILDREN may have to once again fight against the pre-Selma intolerances of the 1960s!
As I drove my kids to school this morning we were discussing how so many of my children’s friends had PARENTS who were supporting Donald Trump in the upcoming election and how all the young people including my 2 voting age daughters are largely backing Bernie Sanders – a man who fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was even himself ARRESTED during the peaceful protests against racial prejudices in the United States.
The younger generation does not UNDERSTAND the language of RACISM and INTOLERANCE. They do not even remember segregation or people openly calling others the ‘N’ word. My 14 and 17 year olds told me that I didn’t just need to yap on social media complaining about Trump, rather I needed to lecture some of the moms in the school carpool line who were SUPPORTING HIM!!! And, by the way, my children attend a CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL!
How can we attempt to teach our children not to engage in cyber bullying when at the same time we as parents are VOTING FOR A MAN FOR PRESIDENT who engages in precisely that bad behavior – sending out racist, intolerant and offensive tweets to bash his political opponents and even violently ejecting and arresting African American citizens who dared to exercise their First Amendment rights during a Trump rally!
FASCISM!!!! FASCISM!!!!! FASCISM!!!!
How loudly do I need to scream it…
DONALD TRUMP IS A RACIST, INTOLERANT, FASCIST BIGOT WHO IS DESTROYING THE MORAL CHARACTER OF OUR NATION!!!!
I issue this desperate plea to all Americans planning to vote in the upcoming Republican primaries…
Please do not usher in a MADMAN as leader of the Free World who advocates policies which would openly discriminate against and persecute religious minorities, women, and certain immigrant Ethnicities and Nationalities. Many in our nation’s past have given their very LIVES to overcome such Racist and Nativistic Intolerance! From Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr. to the millions who sacrificed their lives in the US Civil War in the 19th Century to the brave soldiers who died defending our freedom and liberty in the face of Nazi fascist aggression during World War II…
Most of those who are alive today no longer remember the lessons we learned in our World’s past and that is regrettable for as Santayana wisely cautioned…
If we do not learn our HISTORY and take heed of the mistakes and lessons of our forefathers then it will be our CHILDREN who will suffer and OUR CHILDREN who will be forced to live through the horrors once again and OUR CHILDREN who will again be called upon to restore integrity and moral sanity to our World!
Let’s not put such an undue burden on the Millennials of the New American Century!
‘The Ruler’ calls upon Americans to elect a president who represents the values and ideals of moral integrity which our nation was founded upon, not a XENOPHOBIC BIGOTED TYRANT who seeks only to MAKE AMERICA HATE AGAIN!
‘The Ruler’ is not officially endorsing but this little girl is giving you pretty good guidance.
NO MR. TRUMP… IT IS YOU WHO MISUNDERSTAND THE MORAL CHARACTER OF AMERICA!!!
LOVE IS THE MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS…
Here is the message of Pope Francis… so why don’t all the bigots listen!!!! Families are being torn apart and forced to suffer under current US policies – fathers being thrown in jail and separated from their families – children from their parents! We have to solve our immigration problems but do it in a way which demonstrates COMPASSION for our fellow man and love of others!
Only LOVE and respect for the HUMAN DIGNITY of all people will overcome the divisions, hatred, and intolerance in our society and our World…
LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS JESUS LOVES US…
excerpt from the
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII
ON CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE
“The true origin of marriage, venerable brothers, is well known to all. Though revilers of the Christian faith refuse to acknowledge the never-interrupted doctrine of the Church on this subject, and have long striven to destroy the testimony of all nations and of all times, they have nevertheless failed not only to quench the powerful light of truth, but even to lessen it. We record what is to all known, and cannot be doubted by any, that God, on the sixth day of creation, having made man from the slime of the earth, and having breathed into his face the breath of life, gave him a companion, whom He miraculously took from the side of Adam when he was locked in sleep. God thus, in His most far-reaching foresight, decreed that this husband and wife should be the natural beginning of the human race, from whom it might be propagated and preserved by an unfailing fruitfulness throughout all futurity of time. And this union of man and woman, that it might answer more fittingly to the infinite wise counsels of God, even from the beginning manifested chiefly two most excellent properties – deeply sealed, as it were, and signed upon it-namely, unity and perpetuity. From the Gospel we see clearly that this doctrine was declared and openly confirmed by the divine authority of Jesus Christ. He bore witness to the Jews and to His Apostles that marriage, from its institution, should exist between two only, that is, between one man and one woman; that of two they are made, so to say, one flesh; and that the marriage bond is by the will of God so closely and strongly made fast that no man may dissolve it or render it asunder. “For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What, therefore, God bath joined together, let no man put asunder…”
“…You will at once see, venerable brothers, that the doctrine and precepts in relation to Christian marriage, which We have thought good to communicate to you in this letter, tend no less to the preservation of civil society than to the everlasting salvation of souls. May God grant that, by reason of their gravity and importance, minds may everywhere be found docile and ready to obey them! For this end let us all suppliantly, with humble prayer, implore the help of the Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary, that, our hearts being quickened to the obedience of faith, she may show herself our mother and our helper. With equal earnestness let us ask the princes of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, the destroyers of heresies, the sowers of the seed of truth, to save the human race by their powerful patronage from the deluge of errors that is surging afresh.”
~ Given at St. Peter’s in Rome, the tenth day of February, 1880, the third year of Our pontificate.