“Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?”

– 1 Corinthians 10:22

The pope has spoken out about homosexuals. He endorse a civil union. In a comparison with Swedish gay politics ( I am from Sweden), he has thus reached the year 1994, when the law on civil unions for homosexuals came into force.
In a comparison with the sources of Protestantism, perhaps Swedish Protestants (and protestants generally) can be said to have a bit left until the year 1520, when Martin Luther had the pamphlet “On the Church’s Babylonian captivity” published. He then said that the Roman Catholic Church had fallen into a Babylonian captivity, from which she must be freed. Hence the Reformation.
One of the seven sacraments is Marriage. Interestingly, Luther also dealt with that sacrament. He believed that this, together with the Church’s celibacy requirements for priests, created an impossible situation, which often developed into homosexuality among priests.
The sacramental view of marriage thus remains in the doctrines

of the Roman Catholic Church, and when the pope speaks in recognition of civil unions, some Catholics fear that he will cause change in marriage itself, depriving it of its sacramental status as a relationship exclusively between a man and a woman.

Two examples of that reactions:

An American bishop, Thomas of Rhode Island, has asked for more clarification from the pope:
The Church cannot support the acceptance of objectively immoral relationships. Individuals with same-sex attraction are beloved children of God and must have their personal human rights and civil rights recognized and protected by law. However, the legalization of their civil unions, which seek to simulate holy matrimony, is not admissible

French Le Monde: “Though the sovereign pope tries to open up to homosexual couples by outright confirming that they are welcome in the Catholic Church, he still remains very determined against their entering a religious marriage, which necessarily only takes place between a man and a woman “.

And one example of the opposite reaction:

A pastor and professor at Fordham University who is gay himself says: “Yes. I personally – and I know many others, gay and lesbian persons and those who are allies and who love us – would want the church to be able to one day recognize the loving commitments of LGBTQ persons in the sacrament of marriage

The discussion is on… ?

Is the “sacramentally valid”, gay wedding ring a political “ring of power” that somehow attracts the pope ?

Be watchful for the next step !

Catholicsentinel

Sshouldn’t we pray for the situation around Donald Trump ? What is going on ? Is he about to sell himself out entirely to the devil !?

The german web-publication FAZ – among many other newsmedia around the world that are constantly howling about Trump – gives a report from the actual Trump campaign: : “Seine künstliche Bräune verdeckte jede etwaige Erschöpfung nach der Coronavirus-Infektion und die zumeist maskenlosen, dicht gedrängten Fans boten die optische Illusion einer überstandenen Krise.”

In english: “His artificial tan hid any exhaustion after the coronavirus infection and the mostly maskless, tightly packed fans offered the optical illusion of surviving a crisis.”

Isn’t this the moment when you need to be cautious ?

According to the Book of Revelation chapter 13, vers 3, there will come a moment in the end times, when “.. one of his heads as it were wounded to death ; and his deadly wound was healed: ” and then follows:

” and all the world wondered after the beast.”

Do you see it ?

Tristan and Isolde – their meeting has its origins in a battle between Tristan and the warrior Morholt after the latter sought out Tristan’s father Mark, King of Cornwall to collect taxes. Morholt is killed in battle while Tristan is wounded and poisoned. When his wounds do not heal, he travels abroad to visit Isolde, daughter of a King , whose healing skills are well known.

Isolde makes Tristan’s wounds heal, but it has now been revealed that he is Morholt’s track man…”

Is it too far-fetched to associate with this classical drama when you consider the tense situation around Alexei Navalny in Berlin ?

Isolde, having some ability to heal the sick, takes on the poisoned Tristan

Who is Isolde? Isolde is Germany, this time.
Tristan is Navalny who fought the warrior Morholt, and defeated him, but was poisoned in battle
The warrior Morholt is Putin.

If you read a little more about it somewhere, not only King Mark may give you some trouble…

Anyway, this ongoing, real drama in Russia and Europe is far from over.

The Guardian

See BBC

If so, I hope he will fully recover.

In a broadcast from “Radio Echo Moscow” on Saturday 5/9, the editors-in-chief Alexei Venediktov and Sergei Buntman talk in the program “We are Watching” about current events, including that Germany has found reason to officially announce that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has really become poisoned, according to the recent findings of the German Armed Forces Laboratory.

Here (with english subtitles)

The original video is found – here

-“Navalny is suspected of having been poisoned …”, “There is no proof that Navalny have been poisoned”. The opinions went back and forth since the opposition leader Alexei Navalny lost consciousness on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow on Thursday morning, and the plane therefore had to stop over in Omsk.

The matter quickly became a world event with large headlines. There was no doubt that Navalny had ended up in a coma, but what was the reason?

  • Battle for a world-famous dissident – a “headline collage”

Navalny representatives followed the events closely, and was able to inform on social media how the medics in Omsk could not find traces of any poisoning in the blood, while the police had found some suspicious stuff on his clothes.

Navalny was taken out of Russia early yesterday morning to a hospital in Berlin.

The medics in Omsk had a disagreement with the German medics who had come to the hospital where Navalny was. It was mainly about whether the patient could be moved or not.

Splendid ! The health authorities in Omsk claims that the only thing the doctors found in Navalny was caffeine and alcohol.

Is that why he is now examined by medics in Berlin ?

What should be learned? Yes, one might ponder about that.