Kaleidoscopic Katholicism…

A kaleidoscopic concatenation of current collocations from our cabal of clever Keystone Clerics…

“This soteriological emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, that all would-be converts be welcomed and protected. These measures, however, will not be sufficient, unless they are accompanied by policies that inform people about the dangers of wandering outside the Church and, above all, that promote repentance in their countries of origin.” (unsource)

“You know you don’t need, you don’t need to be in the USA, you are part of the USA, you don’t physically need to be in it, inside it you know to be part of America’s family like.” (unsource)

“I’m not interested in bringing immigrants to America. I want people to find dignity in their own community. There are so many issues we will never agree on. Let’s not spend our time on those. Rather, let’s be about showing the universal kingship of man.” (unsource)

[UPDATED:] “I’m really not expecting any of you to admit immigrants to the USA. Please understand that’s not what the Church is about. What we’re talking about is a unified position to go before the world and say we are proclaiming world peace as the only hope of salvation.” (unsource)

My problem is that I keep trying to stop my head from spinning, but if you just let it go, it all makes sense.

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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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5 Responses to Kaleidoscopic Katholicism…

  1. A kaleidoscopic concatenation of current collocations from our cabal of clever Keystone Clerics…

    ABS has forwarded this to the 7 A’s.*

    This effort is bracing and prize worthy.

    • American Amateur Alliteration Association Annual Awards Application

  2. Danielius says:

    I might have found some enjoyment in the absurdity of it all if he just started singing Kumbaya. Maybe even a nice rendition of “Imagine” with an off-the-cuff improvised verse would be fun fun fun. (Gotta have improvisation.) The message would have been the same. Or am I still thinking in too dogmatic / essentialistic terms when I say that there is a message?

  3. Alas, the dogmatic “is” is for neo-Pelagians.

  4. A More Catholic Than The Pope League is experiencing its birth pangs. What normal, run-of-the-mill, traditionalist would not qualify for membership?

  5. Tony Jokin says:

    I thought the “universal kingship of man” phrase was a joke you put in. But looking at the article it is linked to, Pope Francis actually said it !!??!!!!!!

    I mean yea, I am sure Apologists are lining up to massage what was said to deliver an interpretation to fit with the Catholic faith somehow but still, what violence to speak that way. What is going to happen when the Bishops and priests start following the lead of the Pope in the way they speak?

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