Yes, the Vatican has trouble with money and other problems as well.
AP wrote: ...The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up.
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top financial adviser and the Vatican's economy minister, bowed his head but then regained his composure as the 12-member jury delivered unanimous verdicts in the Victoria state County Court on Dec. 11 after more than two days of deliberation.
excerpt from, "Bail revoked for most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of sex abuse"
Well, with Fiona Hill and a lot of people who testified, we saw the federal government at its best. And now we're seeing another side, which is incompetence.
And I take them at their word there was no political bias. But there was certainly a lot of incompetence, and they were certainly spinning the game. And the investigation into Carter Page, just for one example, he was meeting with the Russians. And he was telling the CIA, I just want you to know I'm meeting with them.
And the FBI did not disclose that fact that he told the CIA, which certainly makes it look a lot less suspicious than it otherwise would be. And, frankly, this vindicates a lot of the ‚ÄĒ not everything, but a lot of the stuff Devin Nunes was saying, House Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, saying they weren't playing fair.
And so this is a case where I don't like ‚ÄĒ maybe there wasn't bias, but there was certainly a lot of incompetence and there were certainly people getting over their skis in trying to pursue an investigation, maybe without as much cause as they pretended....
excerpt from,"Shields and Brooks on articles of impeachment, FBI‚Äôs Russia mistakes"
Timothy, I would rather say that Republicans, or more accurately, Trumpians should become Christians and become Independents
Oh and of course any candidate should have a cute lovable dog they can present to the press. This way they don't have to parade out their significant other, who may not be so cute and lovable, and it will appeal to a great variety of people.
I read somewhere that Donald Trump hasn't gotten a dog for the White House. Lucky dog.
Adriel, the Democrats in United States are not considered nearly as radical as Liberal Party is in England. Corbyn definitely was an old Socialist. But still some of the observations of the British election should be taken to heart by the Democrats in this country.
Carl, I am a registered Independent--- not a Democrat. Yes, Trump should have stepped aside and let the majority of voters have their way and Hillary Clinton be President‚Ěó She got three million more votes than Trump got.
We also have a lot of British tradition, being a British colony at one time. We did not reject our heritage in total. I know nothing about the site but it seems to have done a fairly good job of discussing common law.
https://tinyurl.com/rjj8rku ("The United States and most Commonwealth countries are heirs to the common law...
Adriel, it was Boris' dog that guaranteed his win!
No doubt everybody knows how Boris was showing what a dog lover he was right before the election. Everybody knows that the British are the lover of mutts ‚Ěó With a campaign picture like that, Boris naturally had to win.
https://tinyurl.com/u45hnjk (Five reasons why Labour lost the election -- Corbyn‚Äôs unpopularity, a muddled manifesto and its Brexit stance cost the party dear)
American Democrats should take note, about picking unpopular leaders and taking extremist positions when it comes to the 2020 election. ūüĎć
David Smith wrote: ...Wallace also warned the media against overreach. ‚ÄúI think many of our colleagues see the president‚Äôs attacks, his constant bashing of the media as a rationale, as an excuse to cross the line themselves, to push back, and that is a big mistake,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúI see it all the time on the front page of major newspapers and the lead of the evening news: fact mixed with opinion, buzzwords like ‚Äėbombshell‚Äô and ‚Äėscandal‚Äô. The animus of the reporter and the editor as plain to see as the headline.‚ÄĚ
excerpt from,"Fox host lambasts Trump over 'most sustained assault on press freedom in US history' "ūüôąūüôČūüôä
The writer of the SA article, certainly got it right! ūüĎć
Jerusalem Post Staff wrote: .... Appearing before the Prime Minister, Conservative minister Michael Gove MP thanked the British people for "comprehensively rejected Corbyn's politics of division, extremism, and antisemitism, and voted in record numbers for a prime minister who is dedicated to restoring trust in democracy by getting Brexit done."
Addressing Britain's Jewish population specifically, he added: "You have had to live in fear for months now, concerned that we would have a prime minister who trafficked in anti-Jewish rhetoric and embraced anti-Jewish terrorists. You should never have to live in fear again."...
Johnson has pitched himself as a One Nation paternalist conservative, a brand pioneered by the Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli during his two terms between 1868 and 1880....
Many Texas landowners who are neither Catholic nor liberal, are extremely unhappy about the fence, and trouble has been brewing before this year.
Rachel Monroe wrote: .... There‚Äôs a lot to criticize about Trump‚Äôs plan for a border wall. It will be enormously expensive, bitterly divisive, and most likely ineffective; it will also slice through Big Bend National Park and other wildlife sanctuaries, disrupting the migration of more than 100 threatened and endangered species. But the reason why many Texans oppose the wall boils down to one simple fact: It will require them to give up their land....
Mr. Hannity cannot reinvent Christianity on his terms. To be considered a Christian he has to at least support the five solas ‚ĚóūüĎć
Mongerism wrote: The ‚Äúfive solas‚ÄĚ is a term used to designate five great foundational rallying cries of the Protestant reformers. They are as follows: ‚ÄúSola Scriptura‚ÄĚ (Scripture Alone); ‚ÄúSola Gratia‚ÄĚ (Grace Alone); ‚ÄúSola Fide‚ÄĚ (Faith Alone); ‚ÄúSolus Christus‚ÄĚ (Christ Alone); and ‚ÄúSoli Deo Gloria‚ÄĚ (To God Alone Be Glory)
These ‚Äúfive solas‚ÄĚ were developed in response to specific perversions of the truth that were taught by the corrupt Roman Catholic Church....
Today, the Catholic Church teaches the same essential perversions of truth; and much of Protestantism has seen a regress to many of the same corruptions, in many circles and denominations. It is a pressing need for Christians everywhere to reaffirm and champion anew the ‚Äúfive solas‚ÄĚ which underlay and gave impetus to the Protestant Reformation.
excerpt from, https://tinyurl.com/guqmzv6 (What are the ‚Äúfive solas,‚ÄĚ and what do they mean?)
Mike Gendron has a little longer article about,
https://tinyurl.com/jsdkc45 (Is a Catholic Christian an Oxymoron?) Someone needs to explain to Mr. Hannity what it takes to be a Christian
Not really, Mike, an argument ad hominem doesn't effect the reasoning of his article. Besides trumpian should like Boris Johnson. He has a few things in common with Donald Trump. None of them particularly good I might add.
Chris GP, made some excellent comments and living in England gives his arguments some weight. Corbyn is worse than Johnson because of his anti-semitism.
Julia Macfarlane wrote: .... The inspector general's report, which was released publicly today, briefly references these past dealings. In his discussion with investigators from the inspector general‚Äôs office, Steele cited his past cordial relationship with Ivanka Trump as reason to believe that he was not biased against her.
"If anything he was 'favorably disposed' towards the Trump family before he began his research," he told the investigators, the report says....
excerpt from, "'Dossier' author Chris Steele met Ivanka Trump years before Russia scandal, source says"
One can't say the article is brilliantly done yet unless Boris wins‚ĚóBut, the article has some good points even if he doesn'tūüĎć
Andrew Sullivan wrote: .... Getting out of the E.U. is,....a way to counter and disarm this nationalism and to transform it into a more benign patriotism. Only the Johnson Tories have grasped this, and the Johnson strategy is one every other major democracy should examine.
I didn't have any trouble finding the article. I give you the above tinyurl for it but it certainly is long! I was using a netbook type of device to read it and the battery went from 30% to 13% so I had to recharge the thing before finishing up.
Andrew Sullivan wrote: Consider, by contrast, Germany, where the center right is reeling and the extreme-right AfD has 91 seats in the Bundestag. Or, for that matter, France, where the mainstream right has collapsed and Marine Le‚ÄĮPen won 34 percent in the last presidential election. Compare it with the U.S., where the GOP has been overthrown by a far-right insurgency and turned into a disturbingly fascistic personality cult. Or Hungary and Poland, where reactionaries control the entire system. The Tories under Boris, helped in part by the winner-takes-all electoral system, have kept the far right at bay, now favor tax cuts for the poor, have a strong program for climate change, and have proposed an Australian-style immigration policy to defuse native panic. They are not socially conservative in the American sense. And all of this has been made possible by Boris Johnson‚Äôs shameless ability to shift and reinvent his politics, betray his allies, lie to the public, and advance his own career....
Robert S. Liichow wrote: .... Joel Osteen Master of Marketeering
Joel Osteen has absolutely no biblical training or experience to be a pastor.¬† Charismatic pulpits are filled with people who feel ‚Äúcalled‚ÄĚ to the pastorate and that is enough for them and those who follow them.¬† They attempt to build congregations on the ‚Äústrength‚ÄĚ of their calling.¬† Some charismatic leaders may go on to some unaccredited ‚ÄúBible School‚ÄĚ for a year or two, none (which encompasses a large group of ministers) that we were ever acquainted with attended any legitimate seminary. Would you allow a surgeon to operate on you because he felt ‚Äúcalled‚ÄĚ to be a surgeon as a child, but never went on to medical school?¬† Or would you allow someone to build your house who firmly believed God had called him to be an architect yet had never gone on to college to study architectural design?¬† Of course not, it would be the height of foolishness! ....These especially anointed men and women have no need to study Church history, hermeneutics, systematic theology and struggle through Greek and Hebrew as other ministers do.¬† They hear directly from God...
This article good and it might very well make you a supporter of Trump's efforts of getting out of Afghanistan and from all places from work comes from it's the Washington Post
https://tinyurl.com/tccwbpt (At war with the truth) from which,
Craig Whitlock wrote: U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it....
A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign,...
Oh well, we did get a warning from Winston Churchill more than a century ago.
Con Coughlin wrote: As America‚Äôs long decade of war in Afghanistan draws to a close in 2014 with the end of combat operations against the Taliban, it is perhaps worth reflecting on the conclusions the young Winston Churchill reached about the futility of waging war there. ‚ÄúFinancially it is ruinous. Morally it is wicked. Militarily it is an open question, and politically it is a blunder.‚ÄĚ Churchill wrote these words in 1897 when, as a young cavalry officer,....
excerpt from, "Lessons from Winston Churchill: Withdrawal from Afghanistan"