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Saturday, 12 September 2015


A little more light, a little less heat, guys?
Every disagreement is not an attack, every expression of opposition is not an attack, every criticism is not an attack.

When a bishop a Christian states the obvious, “The clear biological fact is that a human being is born either male or female. Yet now we have the idea gaining acceptance that biological sex and one’s personal gender identity can be at variance with each other, with more and more gender identities being invented," it is not, regardless of what celebrity, of what sex, had recently appeared on what magazine in what undercrackers, an "attack" on that celebrity.
(This, despite the claim of a writer in a dying periodical.)
A buffoon paid to say outrageous or idiotic things on tv is not "Republicans attacking the Pope."
The Pope attacking injustices that, (surely nobody would deny,) can too often occur in capitalism is not the Pope attacking capitalism.

And you know, I expect this ratcheting up to enhance the claims or aggressors caliming to be victims  by the forces of dimness, but come on, guys - you're better than this.
Pope Attacked Over Motu Proprio
Reports have emerged that a seven-page dossier, obtained by the German newspaper Die Zeit, is circulating around the curia in which senior Vatican officials have voiced discontent with the recent change in Church law on annulments, and an absence of consultation over the matter.
On Tuesday, the Pope made sweeping reforms to make the process of obtaining a declaration of nullity simpler, quicker and cheaper.
According to Die Zeit, the officials juridically “picked apart” the Pope’s motu proprio (papal decree) on annulment reform, accuse the Holy Father of giving up an important dogma, and assert that he has introduced de facto “Catholic divorce”.
Further concerns mentioned in the document are...
I'll blame it on the headline writer at National Catholic Register, not the excellent Edward Pentin, "voice discontent," "pick apart," and "have concerns, " Pentin's characterization of the contents of the dossier, not being attacks, in my book.
(Although I should admit here that I have virtually no non-19th-c. lieder-based German vocabulary, so the mere use of the word "F├╝hrerprinzip" may constitute an attack. It sounds unkind, but then, so does "disordered.")

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