They are just exploiting a VALID technicality.
The official prayers for all languages are contained in a Vatican-approved, language-specific missal.
The NEW Lord’s Prayer, as yet, will ONLY appear in the Italian missal. That, obviously, is not what is used in the U.K.
It takes years, if not decades, for the vernacular versions to be translated (from the Latin) and approved by the Vatican. Hence, why there will be a long, long delay before English speaking Catholics will have to re-learn the Lord’s Prayer.
But, rest assured, the pope has the right & authority to change the Lord’s Prayer.
HUGE change, but it will not be instantaneous.
It will first appear in the Italian Missal — which has yet to be published.
It will then take years before it percolates into the other Missals — especially English.
What is bothering many is that the Pope’s change will ONLY apply to the Catholic version. So, we will now have two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; the Catholic version and the non-Catholic version.
However, as I said in my December 2018 post, I do AGREE with the pope (for a rare change).
George Pell (b. 1941, 77-years old) was convicted of ‘sodomy’
in December 2018.
He was given a 6-year prison sentence.
He has been serving that sentence since at least February 2019 (if not earlier).
This was an APPEAL, for having conviction completely overturned, that was filed earlier this year.
If he wins this appeal he will be released from prison.
If he loses he will have to finish his 6-year sentence. He will not be asking for it to be reduced.
Search ‘pope’ or ‘cardinal’.
Check Category ‘religion’.
So, this, of course, exceeds anything we have managed to achieve in New Hampshire — the Hampton Beach topless events notwithstanding.
This was protesting the Facebook and Instagram ban on photographs of the female nipple, though the whole issue of ‘Free The Nipple‘ is still very relevant especially after the New Hampshire Supreme Court, inexplicably, claimed that it was NOT discriminatory to ban the female nipple but not the male.
So, it is good that the fight continues.
I am a supporter. I believe in equal rights to both sexes when it comes to going topless — a right I exercise near daily in the Summer.
So, here is to “Free The Nipple“.
This is beyond the bloody pale!
A dictator executing a government official over some failed talks — even if it was with Trump.
There should be International OUTRAGE — led by the U.S. Congress. This shouldn’t be allowed to go unpunished.
I am in shock.
When I saw the headlines I had to read it TWICE to make sure that I had read it correctly.
And this is Trump’s pal? That says something. Says a lot.
It is BOSTON — the age old, U.S. bastion of liberalism, tolerance and culture. That is what gets me. I could understand this if it was in the South or even in New Hampshire! But, in dear Boston. What is happening? What has gone wrong?
From what I can see they banned two patrons. That is it. Claims that a ‘work study’ who was implicated has already left the country. I find that hard to believe. None of the staff has been fired? Not the security guard or whoever instructed the guard to be obnoxious. This is NOT right.
I am ashamed for the MFA. This reflects badly of poor, dear Boston.