CDF priest comes out of the closet and makes demands. He’s fired. | Fr. Z’s Blog

CDF priest comes out of the closet and makes demands. He’s fired. Posted on 3 October 2015 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf On the eve of the Synod, a homosexual priest working for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and teaching at a university in Rome publicly announced himself to be a homosexual and that he has a “companion”. He took advantage of the imminent Synod and recent news stories about the “gay friendly” Pope Francis to come out and also to issue an absurd 10 point “manifesto” demanding that the Church change her teachings about homosexuality. Keep in mind that even were the Church to do that – in his dreams – it wouldn’t be enough. Nothing is enough for militant “gays”. The Holy See’s reaction? He’s fired from his positions. ChurchMilitant has a pretty summary of the train wreck that occurred.

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St Francis of Assisi

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Last Feast Day of St Francis i included his Canticle of the Creatures. So we will include it again this year.  I do want to mention the homily from OLAM today(watched at midnight)and instead of focusing on Francis and his love of animals; Father focused on Francis’ Prayer life. More often than not we see images of St Francis and the birds-or a combination of birds and other creatures(wolf,deer,sheep).What Father stressed is our need for a strong prayer life. Francis reached the heights in his spiritual journey with a strong prayer life-depending on God-that he would not have reached otherwise. I took away from Francis strong prayer life and depending on God for everything, that he was practicing humility..

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Most High, all-powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing.

To You alone, Most High, do they belong, and no man is worthy to mention your name.
Praised be You, my lord, with all your creatures, especially Brother Sun, Who is the day and through whom You give us light.

And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor; and bears a likeness of You, Most High One.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars, in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind, and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather through which you give sustance to your creatures.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water, which is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be you, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces varied fruits with colored flowers and herbs.

Praised be you, my Lord, through those who give pardon for your love and bear infirmity and tribulation.
Blessed are those who endure in peace for by You, Most High, they shall be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whom no living man can escape.

Woe to those who die in mortal sin. Blessed are those whom death will find in Your most holy will, for the second death shall do them no harm.

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Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks
and serve Him with great humility.

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Five Supreme Court cases to watch that could make history – LA Times

Last year the Supreme Court decided several momentous cases involving some of America’s most contentious topics, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The new term, which begins Monday, is also full of controversial cases that could help shape the emerging identity of the Roberts court and affect the direction of the country.

Source: Five Supreme Court cases to watch that could make history – LA Times