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Vatican cardinal faces corruption inquiry over Rome property deals

[ad#inline-ad-in-article] Corruption and criminals within the Catholic church hierarchy, will it ever stop? (Reprinted from http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/20/vatican-cardinal-corruption-inquiry-rome-property-deals) Catholic church dragged into public works scandal that has sent shockwaves through Italian government * Tom Kington in Rome * guardian.co.uk, Sunday 20 June 2010 22.24 BST Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe The archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, delivered a fiery sermon after hearing of the investigation. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters A senior Vatican cardinal is under investigation for corruption, dragging the Catholic church into a public works scandal that has…

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The Catholic church’s steady decline

The Catholic Church has a proud history, proud not of the Godly and spiritual sense but of the temporal. Afterall, this same church was the one and same as the Roman Empire. A casual check of history would reveal that this supposed religious organization started out as a tool by the Roman Emperor Constantine to consolidate power and to control disagreements between two groups. For a few thousand years, this empire in the guise of religion grew by forcibly “converting” pagan to their own form…

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Catholic Church uses drug money to build chapel

  Mr Abe Arganiosa, a Catholic priest and blogger recently published a blog entitled “Katanungan tungkol sa pananalapi ng Vatican (Question about the finances of the Vatican)”.  He was supposed to be responding to a comment by an anonymous poster but  curiously,  instead of answering the questions with facts Mr Arganiosa started attacking the Iglesia Ni Cristo.  This really doesn’t surprise me as Mr Arganiosa is one of many Catholic bloggers on a smear campaign against the Iglesia. Sadly though that’s all they’re capable of…

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December Philippine Fiesta

  San Fernando Giant Lantern Festival/Fiesta ng Parol – celebrated the whole month of December in San Fernando, Pampanga. The festival culminates in a judging contest of the best, biggest and most beautiful Christmas lantern made by the local craftsmen in San Fernando. There is always a fiesta (festival) going on somewhere in the Philippines as every city and barrio holds at least one each year. The fiesta is usually to honor the local Roman Catholic patron saint and pay homage to the barrio’s namesake…

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Merry Christmas?

What do people do at Christmas? what else but merry making, eating and drinking! Christmas Revelry Millions of people from virtually every country of the world celebrate the holiday season during the Winter Solstice, and this has been true even before Christmas as we now know it existed. Pagans , farmers and common folk celebrated the coming of spring during ancient times with festivals such as the Roman Saturnalia or rituals such as the Scandinavian Yule Log. These celebrations formed the backbone of holiday traditions…

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O Christmas tree

[ad#inline-ad-in-article] The Catholic tradition of decorated trees did not come from Christianity as laid out in scriptures but from Norse mythology similar to the eggs and bunny of Easter. The world tree is an enormous ash that grew in the middle of the world and was sacred to Odin the chief God in Norse paganism. The mythical embodiment of the universe, its survival was necessary for the survival of the Aesir world or the Norse Pantheon. Three Norns (trinity!) lived at the foot of this…

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The basis for the worship of "The Virgin Mary".

Goddess worshipping religions were mostly based on being fertile and its relationship to nature. Crops yield bountifully(read fertile) because the “Mother” provided. This belief honors the females “power” to produce or “create new life”. Nature, and the earth in particular is itself a “mother” which produces bounty. Goddess worship is found in almost all the pagan religions throughout history, including the ancient middle east countries, Egypt, Sumeria and Canaan not to mention India, Europe and Africa. The Goddess has a long history as proven by…

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Notes on Catholics: Who’s the real heretic.

  Generally accepted today as fact most specially by Catholics is the alleged heresy of Arius. According to most historians, Arius of Alexandria in Egypt held the teaching that Jesus was not co-equal with God the Father, and did not exist in “the beginning”. This teachings was said to cause a dispute with his Bishop, Alexander who believed on the contrary. Historians claim that the dispute boiled over and reached a fever pitch up to the time when Emperor Constantine took control of the empire.…

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