8. But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9. realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10. and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, 11. according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service wrote: .... A number of religious groups, including the USCCB, [United States Conference of Catholic Bishopsâ]weighed in with friend-of-the-court briefs in favor of the employers in this case. The USCCB brief said the added employee protection could impact faith-based schools, health care providers and homeless shelters that operate by "religious and moral convictions."
excerpt from,"Update: Court says federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination"
The council of Catholic Bishops seems a little bit hypocritical to me?
https://tinyurl.com/jyztfs7 (Abuse by Priests)! with https://tinyurl.com/hs3yvm7 (Abuse Tracker)
Chris GP I think individual members of a church have to decide how much they want to gamble if their Church opens in-person services. I think churches should continue live internet services if they have started. If they are big enough they should have them anyway no matter if there is a pandemic or not.
If your church that you go to, is not overly blessed with money probably a contribution would be in order even if you only attend via the Internet ââď¸
Microsoft News wrote: Members of a Baptist church in Frankfurt were infected with the coronavirus following a service there on May 10, DPA reported Saturday, citing the deputy chairman of the local congregation.
The majority of worshippers who have tested positive are at home and six are currently in the hospital, deputy chairman Wladimir Pritzkau said. The total number of positive cases is unknown. Germany has permitted religious services that observe hygienic and social distancing rules since May 1.
U.S. President Donald Trump demanded on Friday that states allow houses of worship [ https://tinyurl.com/y76pruhg ] to reopen.
excerpt from,"Several German Church Members Infected"
https://tinyurl.com/ycazyqzb (Why Obama is sending troops to Africa â a closer look). I wonder how this turned out? at least President Obama tried to do something âđ I wonder what Boris Johnson and other leaders in the western world has done?
Tom Heneghan wrote: .... ...German researchers found that the pope, who never directly criticized the Nazi slaughter of Jews, knew from his own sources about Berlinâs death campaign early on. But he kept this from the U.S. government after an aide argued that Jews and Ukrainians â his main sources â could not be trusted because they lied and exaggerated, according to the researchers.
The researchers also discovered the Vatican hid these and other sensitive documents presumably to protect Piusâ image, a finding that will embarrass the Roman Catholic Church still struggling with its covering up of the clerical sexual abuse crisis....
excerpt from,"Wartime Vatican archive shows how much Pius knew about the Holocaust, says researcher"âđ
The Vatican even before Pope Francis had connections with Argentina.
"Now, John Bolton, Trumpâs former trusted national security advisor, finally speaks out. What will he say? Donât miss this news making event special â Sunday night at 9|8c on @ABC." https://tinyurl.com/y84qrqpc
Mike it should be noted that suicide pacts are frowned uponđ
Jonathan Turley wrote: .... One of the key factors in any constitutional review is whether free exercise of religion is truly being denied, as suggested by these pastors. There is a curtailing of free exercise of religion, including the important element of congregating together in faith, but these orders only temporarily halt one form of faithful expression and do not stop worshiping. Most faiths have moved online during the lockdown. Just as states can force churches to satisfy building or fire codes, they can bar congregating in churches and temples as public health risks in a pandemic like this one....
excerpt from,"Why the government can shut down church gatherings during pandemic"
Some troubling actions at news sources. I never used Facebook, but I am surprised that there are letting Holocaust deniers use their services Also I have used the VOA as a source of information a couple of times in the past, I was surprised by their independence, but that is going to cease in the near future, apparentlyâđ
https://tinyurl.com/y9eqnhx7 (Protesting hate speech, ADL, NAACP call on companies to stop Facebook ads)
https://tinyurl.com/yb8uwqky (Two top Voice of America executives resign as controversial Trump pick takesÂ over)
Paul the reformer, I hope this will weaken the resolve of people are spreading disease to othersâđ
Alexander Nazaryan wrote: .... State health officials told Yahoo News that the infected churchgoers had themselves infected an additional 26 people, so that the total number of people who had contracted the coronavirus either directly or indirectly because of the worship services was now 79. âDHHR is monitoring any increase in COVID-19 cases with coordination from the local health department,â said Allison Adler, director of communications for the Department of Health and Human Resources. She said that the West Virginia National Guard was assisting in the response, including by helping clean the five churches.Â
Clea Skopeliti wrote: .... David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, shared the photo on Twitter, writing: âPatrick Hutchinson carries an injured stranger to safety during yesterdayâs protests. Itâs easy to focus on the worst instincts of human behaviour. But it is vital we also celebrate the best.â
Boris Johnson condemned the âracist thuggeryâ of the rightwing protests in London, while the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, on Sunday described the scenes as âshocking and disgustingâ....
excerpt from,"BLM supporter speaks out after carrying counter-protester to safety"
Ms Applebaum may want to make excuses for the romish church but other people don'tâđ
Anne Applebaum wrote: .... I am extremely sorry to say that the answer has also to do with a part of the Polish Catholic Church. Although most of the senior church hierarchy (including the primate) condemn radical slogans and groups, there are a few priests who encourage the neo-fascist right. On the day of the march, one Polish woman reported that she had entered a church where men were wearing armbands marked with the political symbols of the far right. She unfurled a banner with a quote from Pope John Paul II, Polandâs great pope: âRacism is a sin.â She was unceremoniously thrown out.
--"Why neo-fascists are making a shocking surge in Poland"
ABC.net.au wrote: .... The far right organises a huge rally every year and while it has no official status, it's popular with priests and mainstream politicians....
excerpt from, "Poland's government is leading a Catholic revival. It has minorities and liberals worried."
https://tinyurl.com/gp8qzt3 "Rome when in minority is as gentle as a lamb, when in equality is as clever as a fox, and when in the majority is as fierce
John MacArthur wrote: .... It is also true that the Roman social system was built on slavery. The reality of serious abuses of slaves is part of the historical record. Yet neither Jesus nor any of the apostles attempted to abolish slavery. Instead, they commanded slaves to be obedient and used slavery as a metaphor for believers who were to submit to their Lord and Master.
Jesus' earthly ministry took place right in the midst of that difficult social and political atmosphere. Many of His followers, including the Twelve, to varying degrees expected Him to free them from Rome's oppressive rule. But our Lord did not come as a political deliverer or social reformer. He never issued a call for such changes, even by peaceful means. Unlike many late twentieth-century evangelicals, Jesus did not rally supporters to some grandiose attempt to "capture the culture" for biblical morality or greater political and religious freedoms....
excerpt from, "Christians and Politics, Part 3"âđ
Conor Friedersdorf wrote: ...consider Lance Armstrong. His stated and actual end was winning the Tour de France. Nothing wrong with that! His chosen means included cheating. That was objectionable, despite being highly effective. And how about the Berlin Olympics of 1936? The ultimate, highly objectionable end was elevating the stature of Nazi Germany. An unobjectionable means to that end was hosting a successful sporting competition.Â Â
We neednât go through all the permutations to illustrate the overarching point: It often makes sense to condemn a means that a group uses without objecting to their stated end; or to forcefully reject a groupâs ends while granting that their means are unobjectionable.
Apply that mode of analysis to factions that have recently taken to the streets. Some of these groups have initiated extralegal violence. For example, police say that James Alex Fields Jr., who appears to have Nazi sympathies, drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia; and Antifa members reportedly beat up alt-right protesters and journalists in scuffles in Berkeley, California....
excerpt from,"How to Distinguish Between Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter"âđ