Like the Romanov firing squad. The highest murder rate in modern history was apparently worth it.
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You will need to provide evidence for such an assertion or is this you simply goebbelising.
The number of homicides has risen. As yet no-one has come up with a decent reason for why this has occurred.
how is this linked to protests about Floyd’s murder? More so when it is black murdering black in some cities.
Certainly no agencies have linked this to alleged left wing terrorists.
The evidence is in the link.
US records highest increase in nation’s homicide rate in modern history, CDC says.
You need to stop being lazy and silly.
From Damian Thompson’s article:
Is the Pope a Protestant?
The Pontiff’s leadership has been catastrophic for Catholicism……
Francis may be pursuing a liberal policy agenda, but it’s also quirky and incoherent. That may be deliberate. He is Jesuitical in the pejorative sense of the term, constantly shifting his position in order to keep both his opponents and supporters on their toes. But his leadership has none of the positive attributes of his order: it has created an intellectual mess that appals tidy-minded Jesuits, including liberal ones.
Does his rambling 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia allow divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive communion? No one knows, Francis won’t clarify it, and so the application of Church teaching varies widely from diocese to diocese. Has he surreptitiously recognised the validity of Anglican and Lutheran orders? Possibly, since he has on several occasions told Protestant clergy not to bother converting. This week I revealed that Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester, has joined the Catholic Ordinariate set up by Benedict XVI for ex-Anglicans. It has been reported that there were attempts to dissuade him ‘at the very highest level of the Vatican’.
But there is one respect in which Francis’s embrace of liberal Protestant ideas is consistent. He loves his pointless synods. This month he launched the first phase of the ludicrously named ‘synod on synodality’, a ‘planetary consultation’ on vague concepts such as communion, mission, structural change and ‘listening’. It has been greeted by yawns from local churches. The Vatican analyst Fr Raymond de Souza predicts that this consultation with the entire ‘holy people of God’ will end up as ‘a consultation with lay ecclesial bureaucrats in wealthy countries, augmented by various official councils at the parochial and diocesan level’.
That is an almost precise description of the route taken by mainline Protestant denominations as they headed towards their respective cliffs. Pope Francis is presiding over the Anglicanisation of the Catholic Church: the ever-increasing concentration of power in the hands of a bureaucracy that sucks the life out of already struggling parishes. Whether the Vatican has enough money to pay for this self-indulgent exercise remains to be seen. We shall learn more about the state of its finances in a few weeks when one of Francis’s former closest allies, Cardinal Angelo Becciu and nine others are tried in a Vatican court for a number of financial offences, including money-laundering, embezzlement, fraud and extortion.
Why is the Pope pushing the Church down this ‘synodal pathway’ with such enthusiasm? We don’t really know. My best guess is that he’s happy to empower church bureaucrats whose political outlook roughly matches his own. One of the hallmarks of this pontificate is that it subordinates theology, in which Francis takes only a passing interest, to politics, an area in which he nurtures some spectacular prejudices. His lifelong contempt for the United States, typically Argentinian, now extends to any people or ideas who might be considered right-wing. At the same time, he has abandoned his opposition to Marxism. His guiding principles appear to be ‘My enemy’s enemy is my friend’ and ‘No enemies to the left’.
Francis’s increasingly paranoid view of conservatives, traditionalists and free markets have informed the two most controversial, not to say disgraceful, decisions he has taken as pope.
The first is a pact with Beijing, signed in 2018, that grants the Chinese Communist Party the authority to nominate and ordain Catholic bishops whose legitimacy is then recognised by Rome. Although the division between ‘underground’ Catholics loyal to the Vatican and the CCP’s puppet Catholic Church had become confusingly blurred, Francis’s effective abolition of the underground church is a clear-cut betrayal of the underground faithful.
The second is the renewed suppression of the traditional Latin Mass in Traditionis Custodes, an apostolic letter promulgated by Francis in July. This document, remarkable for its cruelty and sweeping assertions, alleges on the basis of a secret survey that traditionalist Catholics are abusing the freedom granted to them by Benedict XVI by nurturing division. Therefore Francis is granting diocesan bishops the right to ban the Traditional Latin Mass, and some have already abolished beautiful services that were attracting disproportionate numbers of young people.
That brings us back to demography. The Catholic Church is too big to fall off a cliff, but it is shrinking very fast in the West. The only centres of growth and renewal are jargon-free oases of traditional worship. Something similar is happening in the Church of England and also Judaism. Francis is horrified by this, lazily identifying the new traditionalists with the obsessively ‘rigid’ conservatives of his youth. And so, in the same year that he launched a ‘planetary consultation’ with ‘all the people of God’, he is using authoritarian means to persecute Catholics young enough to be his grandchildren.
Some of those new traditionalists, and their orthodox Catholic friends who prefer to worship in English, are having a hard time reconciling their loyalty to the ‘Holy Father’ with his meanness of spirit: their love of the ancient liturgy, he said recently, ‘hides something, insecurity or something else’. Others look at the Pope and the other wounded dinosaurs surrounding him and think: this, too, shall pass. Or as one of them put it on Twitter: ‘The thing we younger Catholics have going for us is that we can stay weird and insecurely attached to the older rites a lot longer than these guys can stay alive.’
Funny it talks about homicides not left wing terrorists murdering people.
so that is admission the headline is pure shite
That’s okay. The CDC has decided that murder is a medical issue. I’m sure Pfizer will have an expensive vaccine for this on the market soon.
The thing we younger Catholics have going for us is that we can stay weird and insecurely attached to the older rites a lot longer than these guys can stay alive.
My heartiest AMEN! Even I expect to outlive the reign of this Anti-Pope, God willing.
Did Non Compos Mentis actually read the second link? And if he/she/xe read it, was it another comprehension fail?
Boambee John, I don’t think reading comprehension is one of his strong suits.
But then I don’t know what is.
Pointless rambling babble?
The parable of the collectivist Samaritans … from the gospel of Liberation Theology.
Alas the comprehension lesson is for the deplorables again.
NO evidence of alleged left wing terrorists. If there were the FBI , homeland Security etc would be on it every day. There would be congressional hearings on the subject.
The murder rate might be expected to be one way and it is not.
Like most things coming out of deplorables mouths it is a complete and bald faced lie.
NO evidence of alleged left wing terrorists. If there were the FBI , homeland Security etc would be on it every day.
Dear oh dear, Non Compos Mentis really hasn’t caught up with the new “security” paradigm. It’s all “garage Nazis” now, not communists or “mostly peaceful” BLM demonstrations that burn down whole city blocks, mostly peacefully.
Still, he/she/xe does manage to maintain the contempt that so-called “progressives” hold for the ordinary people. Deplorables indeed!
Dost thou prate, rogue?
yet more evidence deplorables are not only very ignorant and so not very intelligent but they complete and utter wood-ducks.
those black terrorists are out there. you just have to find them. don’t you every worry about evidence to support such an idea. Its the vibe man.
It also very embarrassing
I suspect that Non Compos Mentis has lost his Braille version of this blog, and is shouting hysterically at a screen he cannot see.
To your central point, which I understand to be about Bergoglio, dare I say it would be illuminating to know who voted for him in the College of Cardinals.
Whilst that ‘block’ who put the Argentinian communist in place remain there then all is not well.
How are the paintings coming along???
still waiting on evidence.
Deary me it is so easy to show up ill advised writings.
Deplorables imitating the black knight yet again.
Non Compos Mentis scrabbling to retain at least a little bit of credibility now.
Still demonstrating his ingrained snobbery. Typical s0-called “progressive”, hates those who actually work for a living.
Who said I was a progressive.
Deplorables show innate ignorance of topics which has been shown here in spades.
They parade their ignorance as a badge of honour and are bone lazy in attempting anything. Then they abuse others in a futile attempt to hide anything alah Trump.
Non Compos Mentis
Who said I was a progressive.
By their words shall ye know them.
Still with the snobbish contempt for those who do not buy your “progressive” crap. You are, I assume, that the term “deplorable” as an insult came from Shrillary Clinton? She is not exactly a conservative.
You are aware, I assume, …