When will it end?
Where’s the ADL of B’nai B’rith?
And the Southern Poverty Law Center?
Have you seen national news coverage, evening after evening of the growing anti-Catholicism in the United States?
Anomalous cold, rain and snow: + 12 ° C in the daytime on the coast of the Adriatic, Italy seems already winter!
Cold weather, as if we were in the winter. At 13:00 we have just + 10 ° C in Udine and Belluno, + 12 ° C in Venice, Trieste, Ravenna and Trento, + 13 ° C in Bologna, Padua, Vicenza, Ravenna and Pordenone, + 14 ° C in Ancona . Maximum temperatures are thus typical of December or March. And there are rains and thunderstorms, especially in the north / east, in Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio and the coasts of Campania, extending to the south in the next few hours. Temperatures will decrease further. There will be a possible intense storms tonight between Abruzzo, Molise and Gargano, tomorrow's bad weather along the Adriatic Regions and the South in the low Tyrrhenian Sea, between Calabria and Sicily, for the cold front to come down here.
Meanwhile in the Eastern Alps it is snowing from 1,400 / 1,500 meters in altitiude, and next night the snow may drop to more or less the same altitude on the central Apennines, especially between Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Molise. Just tomorrow, Wednesday 20 September, will be the coldest day. Just a few hours from the equinox, in the fall, the middle season seems to have already passed to project us in the winter. But winter is still very far away, and to fade away the memory of the asphyxiating heat of recent months, it will still take a long time.
In addition to a her above mentioned book, Colleen Hammond has a Pinterest board on modest fashion which is an excellent resource where women can find modest clothes which are stylish.
Specifically, (Greg) Burke said four points were brought up in regards to Curia personnel -- that the Curia be “less clerical, more international” and that there is “an increase in young people and women” among their ranks.
The role of young people, laity, and women is something Pope Francis has emphasized strongly throughout his pontificate, as is the need for a more international Church that is less “Euro-centric.”
What Bergoglio said in 2007, “Their clericalization is a problem. The priests clericalize the laity and the laity beg us to be clericalized… It really is sinful abetment.”
What Francis said in 2016, “On the other hand, the opposite danger for the Church is clericalism. This is a sin committed by two parties, like the tango! The priest wants to clericalize lay people and lay people request to be clericalized because it’s easier.”
What Francis said earlier this year, “Do not clericalize the laity. May the aspiration of your members be not to become part of the Sanhedrin of parishes that surround the pastor, but rather passion for the kingdom.”
source: What Happened? by Hillary Clinton, epub edition (2017), pp. 493-6.
Vatican 18 July 2017
Rabbi Abraham Skorka,
For many years now, I write to you to wish a happy new Jewish year to you, your family, your Benei Tikva Community, along with all the friends of Buenos Aires.
Rosh Hashanah* and the Day of Forgiveness (Yom Kippur)** are a time of introspective reflection within the confines of the Hebrew tradition. They begin in oneself, in the hope that the attitude will spread to all who form the great human family.
That the prayers to be recited, those that we shared years ago, when you invited me to Benei Tikva, and that I keep in the memory and the heart, are welcomed with favor by God, and may they awaken in everyone a commitment of love and fraternity. Keep me in mind, as I will likewise (keep you in mind).
*Rosh HaShanah 2017 will begin in the evening of Wednesday, September 20 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 22
**Yom Kippur in 2017 will begin in the evening of Friday, September 29 and ends in the evening of Saturday, September 30
Kaparot — Transferring your sins to a chicken, swinging it around your head and reciting magic Babylonian prayers!
Tashlikh — Transferring your sins to a piece of bread and casting it into water while saying Talmudic prayers!
Shofar — Blowing a ram’s horn to confuse the devil!
Kol Nidre — Reciting this infamous oath repudiating prayer!
Aramaic Textכָּל נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרֵי, וּשְבוּעֵי, וַחֲרָמֵי, וְקוֹנָמֵי, וְקִנוּסֵי, וְכִנוּיֵי, דִנְדַרְנָא, וּדְאִשְתַּבַּעְנָא, וּדְאַחֲרִמְנָא עַל נַפְשָׁתָנָא. •מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִים שֶׁעָבַר עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים זֶה, וּ־־• ♦מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִם זֶה עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים הַבָּא עָלֵינוּ לְטוֹבָה.♦ בְּכֻלְהוֹן אִחֲרַטְנָא בְהוֹן. כֻּלְהוֹן יְהוֹן שָׁרָן, שְׁבִיקין, שְׁבִיתִין, בְּטֵלִן וּמְבֻטָלִין, לָא שְׁרִירִין, וְלָא קַיָמִין. נִדְרָנָא לָא נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרָנָא לָא אֱסָרֵי, וּשְׁבוּעָתָנָא לָא שְׁבוּעוֹת.English Text
All vows, and prohibitions, and oaths, and consecrations, and konams and konasi and any synonymous terms, that we may vow, or swear, or consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves, •from the previous Day of Atonement until this Day of Atonement and ...•♦from this Day of Atonement until the Day of Atonement that will come for our benefit.♦ Regarding all of them, we repudiate them. All of them are undone, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, not in force, and not in effect. Our vows are no longer vows, and our prohibitions are no longer prohibitions, and our oaths are no longer oaths.
A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday.
The diplomat was suspected of possessing, but not producing or disseminating, child pornography including images of pre-pubescent children, a U.S. source familiar with the case said. The source was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors had launched their own probe and sought evidence from the U.S.
If the accusations pan out, the case would be a major embarrassment for the Vatican and Pope Francis, who has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual abuse. The diplomat would be the second from the Vatican's diplomatic corps to face possible criminal charges for such crimes during Francis' papacy. And any trial in the Vatican would come as Francis' own financial czar, Cardinal George Pell, is on trial in his native Australia for alleged historic sex abuse cases.
The State Department said it had asked the Vatican to lift the official's diplomatic immunity on Aug. 21. It said that request was denied three days later. For the State Department to make such a request, its lawyers would have needed to be convinced that there was reasonable cause for criminal prosecution.