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originally posted by: nikkib0421
Scalia seemed to be a hard line Catholic, very traditional. I have also read that even though he was a conservative...he was like the leader amongst the other justices. They valued his opninion.
I think this pope is pushing the globalist agenda hardcore. In order for certain things to pass through the courts....Scalia needed to be gone.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
It sure does provoke the notion of foul play involved, as 99.5 percent of the population do not sleep with a pillow on top of their head.
And I hope that these rulings are stifled until a new president takes office just to see who begins squirming, and how much.
Pope predicts his death, says 'God will give me two or three more years'
Pope Francis has publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself "two or three years" but not ruling out retirement before then.
Talking to reporters on Monday on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old pontiff, who seemed in good spirits, was asked about his global popularity, which was evident again during his five-day visit.
"I see it as the generosity of the people of God. I try to think of my sins, my mistakes, not to become proud. Because I know it will last only a short time. Two or three years and then I'll be off to the Father's House," he replied light-heartedly.
The Argentine pope said he could handle the popularity "more naturally" these days, though at first it had "scared me a little".
While the pope has not spoken publicly before about when he might meet his maker, a Vatican source said he had previously told those close to him that he thought he only had a few years left.
originally posted by: queenofswords
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: nikkib0421
Is it worth mentioning that JFK was the only Roman Catholic president we've had?
It is worth mentioning. It is also worth mentioning as I did a few pages back that there is an Order of Hubertus connection to JFK's assassin.
Much public attention has focused on Opus Dei's practice of mortification—the voluntary offering up of discomfort or pain to God; this includes fasting, or in some circumstances self-inflicted pain such as self-flagellation. Mortification has a long history in many world religions, including the Catholic Church.
It has been endorsed by Popes as a way of following Christ, who died in a bloody crucifixion and who gave this advice: "let him deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me." (Lk 9:23) Supporters say that opposition to mortification is rooted in having lost (1) the "sense of the enormity of sin" or offense against God, and the consequent penance, both interior and exterior, (2) the notions of "wounded human nature" and of concupiscence or inclination to sin, and thus the need for "spiritual battle," and (3) a spirit of sacrifice for love and "supernatural ends," and not only for physical enhancement.
As a spirituality for ordinary people, Opus Dei focuses on performing sacrifices pertaining to normal duties and to its emphasis on charity and cheerfulness. Additionally, Opus Dei celibate members practise "corporal mortifications" such as sleeping without a pillow or sleeping on the floor, fasting or remaining silent for certain hours during the day.
originally posted by: nikkib0421
a reply to: MotherMayEye
My husband and I were just talking about that. I wonder why we have only had 1 catholic president? I personally believe the vatican is at the top of the pyramid. It seems they would want as many of their own as possible in power. Seems counterproductive.
But, jfk was the only president who truly tried to buck the system and ended up dead for it.
originally posted by: beijingyank
Texas, magic bullet land, where the State has jurisdiction in the case of death yet the Feds get to steal the body. They stole JFK, lost the president's brain, and now we have Judge Scalia. No autopsy, quick embalming, Feds fly in on helicopters to steal the body. And the "we" discovered the body included Admiral Poindexter. A wonderful hush puppy. "Poindexter was convicted on April 7, 1990, of five counts of lying to Congress and obstructing the Congressional committees investigating the Iran-Contra Affair..." Wiki