Re: Facebook Teams Up with Gay Activist Orgs to Stop ‘Hateful’ Comments

There's no use putting a "Share on Facebook" link, FB is already censoring the link and refuses to allow it to be published!

Grant Vandervalk
Victoria, Australia

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Re: L'Osservatore Romano and the Irrelevance of "Relevance" 

I loved Hilary's comments on the Homer Simpson fiasco from L'Osservatore Romano. Her depiction of the newspaper's apparent motive as the "pursuit of hipster relevance" was sadly comical and likely correct. It makes me think of the words of Jesus…."If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." It seems the Vatican newspaper is vying for worldly relevance in order to make the Gospel more palatable.

I did not agree with Hilary on her comment that The Simpson's is the one show that does not deserve condemnation. Her right concept of "custody of the eyes [and ears]" regarding reading articles in L'O. Romano,also applies to our decision about viewing the Simpsons as entertainment.

I tuned in early on to preview the show for its content to see if it was ok for my kids. I found it to be crude, rude with acrid humor and anti-religious. Under the guise of silly cartoon satire, I clearly sensed a sinister mockery and ridicule of faith and morals. It is a subtle spiritual poison, kind of like watching the devil do stand-up comedy disquised as the Three Stooges. Note the writers quickly came out and said that Homer Simpson was not Catholic. They quickly distanced themselves from any association to the Church.

I think the L'Osservatore Romano is in dire need of solid spiritual direction. This article about the Simpson's (as well as others of late)is truly and sadly unrepresentative of true Catholocism. As for their suggestion that despite some 'dangers' in the long-running series, parents don't need to be afraid of letting their children watch the adventures of the little yellow people….I would suggest a re-read of the Gospel that says "It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin."(Luke17:2)

Lorrain Keess
Alberta, Canada

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Re: Vatican Archbishop Burke: Public Repentance is Required for Pro-Abort Politicians

Archbishop Raymond Burke,  Gracie Tanto, Danke schon, Agradecer! For having the courage to say what many others won't!

If you are a true Catholic then you are anti-abortion, anti-euthansia, anti-same sex 'marriage' and adoption! Can't these people that vote pro-abortion and then race to Holy Communion realise that others see their most inconsistent and totally inappropriate behaviour? Why does Archbishop Burke have to even tell them.

Archbishop Burke words are never enough to thank you for the way you consistently have always had the courage to clarify the  consistent life ethic position! And to  try to realign those that so go off track on these and other matters! The Pro life movement and true Catholics are eternally grateful to you.

In years to come Archbishop Burke will be remembered for being so correct!

Was slavery ever right no!

Catherine Kennedy
Melbourne, Australia

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