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The Lounge / Re: Anything Good Happen Today?
« Last post by RavynousHunter on Today at 10:04:23 pm »
I just learned how to poach an egg.  Oh my god, they are wonderful.  Pop the whole yolk in at once, and its just a gush of wondrous, warm egginess.  I think that's my new favourite way to cook an egg.
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Religion and Philosophy / Vatican delays action on sex abuse
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 09:28:22 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/vatican-sex-abuse-bishops-1.4902294

Oh look, the Vatican's trying to stop anything being done about sexual abuse by clergy.

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At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told on the eve of the bishop's national meeting to delay action until after a Vatican-convened global meeting on sex abuse in February.

"We are not ourselves happy about this," DiNardo told reporters in an unusual public display of frustration at a Vatican pronouncement.

"We are working very hard to move to action — and we'll do it," he said. "I think people in the church have a right to be skeptical. I think they also have a right to be hopeful."

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The bishops are meeting through Wednesday in Baltimore and had been expected to consider several steps to combat abuse, including a new code of conduct for themselves and the creation of a special commission, including lay experts, to review complaints against the bishops.

(emphasis mine)

It's of course too much to ask for but some of those experts should be people who aren't Catholic--ideally, not even Christian of any denomination.

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Nonetheless, John Gehring, the Catholic program director at a Washington-based clergy network called Faith in Public Life, said the Vatican "just made a big mistake."

"The optics are terrible, and it sends a message, intended or not, that Rome doesn't recognize the urgency of the moment," Gehring tweeted.

Well, in fairness, Rome's been failing to recognize the urgency of the moment for decades now.
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Preaching and Worship / Re: More proof that Catholicism is true
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 09:08:38 pm »
Aren't they the guys who threatened to torture a guy for saying the earth goes around the sun?

But that is a matter of science not a matter of faith and morals, so the Pope did commit error when condemning Galileo but it wasn’t an ex cathedral error, so it does not disprove papal infallibility.

Except that at the time it was a matter of faith that the Earth was the centre of the universe.
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Preaching and Worship / Re: More proof that Catholicism is true
« Last post by Jacob Harrison on Today at 08:46:48 pm »
Aren't they the guys who threatened to torture a guy for saying the earth goes around the sun?

But that is a matter of science not a matter of faith and morals, so the Pope did commit error when condemning Galileo but it wasn’t an ex cathedral error, so it does not disprove papal infallibility.
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Politics and Government / Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 08:39:42 pm »
https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/667214148/democrat-kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-senate-seat?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2041&fbclid=IwAR2EFneiwHcDU1vHat6OLbLGBmuvZ70hHnxKxLzr3sKGplQR7rBpk_47zf4

Democrats win Flake's seat for the first time since 1988. This means that the maximum increase of Senate seats Republicans can win after Florida and Mississippi's special election are done is two. We know how Florida is going and Mississippi is going to a runoff, so anything can happen there.

Still makes it hard for them to retake the Senate in 2020, especially when you consider that they will likely lose Alabama then, and Mississippi (should Sec. Espy somehow win the runoff) would also likely be lost. Even if they can hold the GOP to no gains this time around (by winning both FL and MS) that still leaves them with three seats to flip, or four if they don't win the Vice Presidency.

And anyway the GOP will get to continue putting young wingnuts on the federal bench to stymie any Democratic policy initiatives for decades to come.
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Politics and Government / Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Last post by Cloud3514 on Today at 08:30:51 pm »
https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/667214148/democrat-kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-senate-seat?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2041&fbclid=IwAR2EFneiwHcDU1vHat6OLbLGBmuvZ70hHnxKxLzr3sKGplQR7rBpk_47zf4

Democrats win Flake's seat for the first time since 1988. This means that the maximum increase of Senate seats Republicans can win after Florida and Mississippi's special election are done is two, a far cry from the predicted five. We know how Florida is going and Mississippi is going to a runoff, so anything can happen there.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: RIP Stan Lee
« Last post by Eiki-mun on Today at 08:27:28 pm »
Sadly he is not resting in peace as he did not accept Jesus Christ as his lord and savior and is therefore  burning in hell.  :(



Not takin' it.

Sad to hear that he's dead, but at 95, that's a long and well-lived life. He gave a lot and I hope the legacy he created lives on and stays as great as it has been. Rest in peace, Stan Lee.
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Preaching and Worship / Re: More proof that Catholicism is true
« Last post by Skybison on Today at 08:16:50 pm »
Aren't they the guys who threatened to torture a guy for saying the earth goes around the sun?
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Entertainment and Television / Re: RIP Stan Lee
« Last post by Skybison on Today at 08:05:36 pm »
Sadly he is not resting in peace as he did not accept Jesus Christ as his lord and savior and is therefore  burning in hell.  :(

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC25Li4E88" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC25Li4E88</a>
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Entertainment and Television / Re: RIP Stan Lee
« Last post by Jacob Harrison on Today at 07:38:16 pm »
Sadly he is not resting in peace as he did not accept Jesus Christ as his lord and savior and is therefore  burning in hell.  :(
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