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That Good Old Medieval Absolution…

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Is very much alive and well.   Ok not really well.  More like nuts.

With the aim of ensuring that the public display of the Shroud of Turin promotes conversion and healing, the archbishop of Turin has given priests throughout the archdiocese special faculties to offer absolution to women who confess to having had an abortion.

The display of the shroud from April 19 – June 24 should be “a time of grace that translates into attitudes of conversion, the fruit of repentance and newness of life,” Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia wrote in a decree signed February 18, Ash Wednesday.

According to the Code of Canon Law, “A person who procures a completed abortion” automatically incurs excommunication. Only the bishop or a priest he designates can lift the excommunication. In some dioceses the local bishop formally has granted the faculty to all priests, while in Turin and other places, the bishop grants the faculty on special occasions.

That could have been written in 1510. With thanks to Antonio ‘The Male Candida Moss’ Lombatti for the tip.

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February 26, 2015 at 12:47

That’s What Happens When You Don’t Bother to Learn…

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February 21, 2015 at 08:35

Another Mary Sighting…

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I haven’t done one of these in awhile but with Easter a month or a little more away, it’s time for them to start cropping up

It happens to all of us. When you fall asleep, you sometimes wake up to find imprint lines on your face or on your arms.  When one West Texas boy woke up at the hospital, he says those imprints on his arm formed an image of the Virgin Mary. Maybe you’ve had an apparition before, like the person who saw Jesus in their tortilla or the Virgin Mary in their mango slice. One West Texas boy says he saw the imprint of the Virgin Mary on his arm when he woke up in the hospital.

“A private revelation is when something happens to an individual. Those who are told about it may or may not choose to believe it,” Monsignor James Bridges of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Midland, said. Although these imprints last a short while, Bridges said the impact of these experiences could last a lifetime. “These experiences that people have could be a great gift to them. It could call them to turn from bad and promote good in their life,” Bridges said.  The young boy’s family did not wish to speak on camera, but a friend acknowledges the faith instilled in the family after seeing this image and they’re willing to share it with others.

Here ya go-



Written by Jim

February 17, 2015 at 19:13

Tony Jones, ‘Emergent’ ‘Christianity’, and the Theological Bankruptcy of Emergents

What we see here (in both Jones and Brian McClaren) is a failure to value the other as much as self.  This egocentricism is par for the course of Emergents.

Read the full essay.  And then ask yourself- what kind of bankrupt theology underlies the high profiled in the Emergent movement and why are their followers so utterly theologically vapid that they can’t see it.

Written by Jim

February 12, 2015 at 20:31


This is, literally, infuriating.



I despise this kind of ignorance.  ‘Scary Christian movie winning people to Christ’?  Nonsense.  There’e not only no theological or exegetical justification for the film or the rubbish books upon which it is based: there’s also no theological or exegetical justification for attempting to frighten people into the kingdom.

Jesus said ‘If I be lifted up I will draw all people to myself’.  He never said a word about scaring people into belief by means of Hell Houses or scary ignorant films or anything else.

Away with your false theology- bloody pagans.

Breaking News! A Man Has, This Week, Been Raised From the Dead!

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February 11, 2015 at 15:32

Facebook ‘Theology’ That Makes Me Sigh

This is simply false.  It is a false dichotomy.  Anything, of course, can become an idol.  Anything.  But the fact is, that without theology we have no WAY of talking about God and without theology we have no proper ethic (since behavior always, always, always is influenced by belief).

So, besides making me sigh, this annoys me because it is a subtle suggestion that the anti-theological false theology of the Emergents and their ilk is appropriate.  But ignorance of theology is not bliss, it’s just dilettantism.

‘Desiring God’ indeed.  As if.  Apparently ‘Desiring God dot org’ doesn’t have any thinking Christians on its staff (because theology is simply thinking about and describing faith)…



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