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Messages - Matt Hummel

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Your Turn / Re: LifeSiteNews and Project Veritas
« on: September 22, 2021, 02:46:58 PM »
I would bet that a significant number of Roman Catholic doctors perform abortions and continue to commune.
But no matter. Other stuff is going on here.

The question is not about the doctors who are in error. The question  is what happens to doctors who do not bend the knee to Moloch.

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Your Turn / Re: Coronavirus news
« on: September 22, 2021, 01:36:29 PM »
New COVID-19 hospital admissions in the USA have been dropping since the end of August.
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#new-hospital-admissions

The same trend is apparent for total hospitalizations.
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#hospitalizations

Interesting. But these data are following indicators. Something has happened pretty much nationwide, that given incubation times may not yet show in those reports: Back to school. Full classroom s again in many places... for the moment.

LAUSD has been back to school since mid-August.

Since August 16, 1,957 schools have reported at least one case to Public Health. School programs reporting one case increased initially from 467 during the first week of school to 562 during the second week of school; reports of single cases have declined over the most recent two weeks of monitoring to 414 sites. Sites reporting two cases remained at a similar level for the first three weeks of school at an average of nearly 250 sites, however the number of sites reporting two cases declined to 139 sites this week. Sites reporting three or more cases have been declining since the first week of school from 441 sites to 127 sites. There has been a 43% decrease in the number of schools reporting three or more cases between the most recent two weeks of monitoring.

In K-12 school settings countywide, between August 15 and September 13, 7,995 student cases and 1,193 staff cases were reported, with the vast majority occurring at LAUSD, which tests everyone weekly. With more than 1.5 million students and 175,000 staff countywide (by last year’s counts), 0.5% of the student body and 0.7% of staff have become infected since school districts reopened. This is slightly higher than the 0.4% rate of infection experienced overall in the County. Given the massive testing of asymptomatic individuals at schools, this very low rate of infection affirms the safety provided to students and staff at schools.

So far the statistics are good.  So much so that the district is loosening up on quarantine requirements for students exposed to COVID-19.  Attending school in person appears not to be the superspreader event that some claim.

Other schools started later and with fewer restrictions.

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Your Turn / Re: LifeSiteNews and Project Veritas
« on: September 22, 2021, 01:34:07 PM »
Big deal. I don’t think any doctor anywhere in the world is required to perform a procedure that the doctor considers unnecessary or contrary to his medical opinion.
But let’s be consistent.  Why don’t we root out all the Roman Catholic  doctors who do perform abortions, make sure that they never receive communion anywhere?

Talk to devout Catholics doing an ob/gyn residency.

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Your Turn / Re: Coronavirus news
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:18:32 PM »
New COVID-19 hospital admissions in the USA have been dropping since the end of August.
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#new-hospital-admissions

The same trend is apparent for total hospitalizations.
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#hospitalizations

Interesting. But these data are following indicators. Something has happened pretty much nationwide, that given incubation times may not yet show in those reports: Back to school. Full classroom s again in many places... for the moment.

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Your Turn / Re: LifeSiteNews and Project Veritas
« on: September 21, 2021, 05:25:42 PM »
The news doesn't just report the news, it determines what people should be thinking and talking. Selection of topics is half the battle, which is why the selective outrage about kids in cages is so egregious. But it happens in non-political ways, too. For example, is there some reason this apparent murder in the Laundrie-Petito story has been featured everywhere? There are countless missing persons cases, murders, manhunts, etc. going on, yet for some reason this specific one has been all over the national news for days. It's about the only headline CNN and FOX can agree on. But how is it news? Are/were these people famous or public figures? Does their story somehow affect anything more than the countless other murders or disappearances that happen? No. It is a conscious newsmaking decision that shows that newsmaking is really just that, making the news, not reporting on what happened.

Peter- because she’s cute, blonde, and white.

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Your Turn / Re: LifeSiteNews and Project Veritas
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:21:50 PM »

Me:
So he didn’t do any of those things? Yeah, sure.
We both vote, Peter, and the next elections will show which of us we will run our country in the years to come.

Charles- Think on all the number of times you have taken people to task for making assumptions and/or assertions as to someone else's actions and motivations.

So are you saying Justice Kavanaugh DID do those things? Were you there? Do you have the evidence? Or is he good for it because he wears the wrong jersey? What are your thoughts on the fact that a woman made an accusation of of Biden digitally assaulting  her? Or does he get a pass because he wears the right jersey?

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 06:05:44 PM »
So for that matter it would not have been murder if in 1850 a Southern slave owner whipped one of his slaves to death. Perfectly legal. Ok???


Legal, but not right.


Was it legal and right for the Israelites to kill all the residents of Jericho and Ai?
Was it legal and right for God to kill all but eight humans on earth?

Yes and yes.

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 03:59:12 PM »
So for that matter it would not have been murder if in 1850 a Southern slave owner whipped one of his slaves to death. Perfectly legal. Ok???

And it is not like a [word redacted] was a human being, right? A man can do with his property what he wants.

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:46:21 AM »
(Waving my hand…) Me. Call on me!
 
As to the definition of “tragic.”
During his Smithsonian show on The Battle of the Little Bighorn Clay Jenkinson defined two types of tragedy;
Greek Tragedy wherein fate dictates the downfall of the actors and Shakespearean Tragedy that involves human agency.

The murder of babies during abortion is a Shakespearean tragedy.

Peter (“Offstage- alarums”) Garrison

Well OK. I'll go with Shakespearean tragedy, like MacBeth. You know, where it all begins because they MURDER people.

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 10:31:56 AM »
Did you not understand my statement? I do not discuss abortion in this forum.

By this forum, do you mean ALPB, or this thread? OK. But I am not asking for you to discuss. Part of the issue is simply the fandance  you undertake. with language like "tragedy." I don't want to discuss. I just want to know what you mean by great tragedy. What makes it tragic?

If you disagree with the premise that abortion is murder, so be it. Then at least people know where you stand. I have good friends who are vehemently pro-abort because they do not accept the premise that it is murder.

If you do agree with the premise that abortion is murder and think that a goodly number of Pro-Lifers are idiots going about it the wrong way, that is a fruitful area of discussion. I have heard the argument made that one of the worst things to have happened to the Pro-Life cause in the past decade is the Trump presidency. Why? because while there have been pro-life "wins" on the national level, he has so angered and energized the radical proabortion left, and others that they are now more engaged on the local and state level and so the work will be that much harder in a post Roe world. The way he has made certain groups of Pro-Lifers sell their inheritance for a mess of pottage is another matter altogether, though one I suspect in which you and I would be in agreement.

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 09:33:54 AM »
I wait answers for my concerns about politicizing the Eucharist. The idea that politicians have to trumpet certain parts of their Catholicism before it is believed in strange.

It is not that they have to trumpet agreement on certain parts, it's that they insist on trumpeting their disagreement on certain parts. You know, the stuff about not killing helpless children being, well, murder. But you knew that already.

And I ask you directly- Is abortion murder, or not? Simple question, yes or no should suffice.


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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 08:21:06 AM »
Read the numbers, Mr. Garner. The biggest noises being made today on the topic come from Republican legislators desperately hustling the votes of a certain type of “conservative.” They will get some of those votes, then compromise and say “we tried,” when they knew all along they would not succeed. Do you think the Ex, muttering nonsense (“Decertify the Arizona vote!”) and encouraging members of his sect, really cares about abortion?
The traditional Republicans must speak up and act, and I hope they do, lest the remains of the party be further burned to the ground by the crazies and the naive.
Long term, more “open” abortion laws will remain. Short term, restrictions being laid down mean more women, mostly poor and non-white, will die.
Were I in a parish today, Fr. Hummel, as I have said before, I would preach and counsel sexual abstinence outside of the permanent bond of commitment and fidelity. I would strongly declare that abortion is a great tragedy and not a means of birth control. Your knee-jerk response calling me “bloodthirsty” is why  - although I comment on laws and public policy - I will not discuss abortion with people like you.

As an English major, you are aware of the fact that murder and tragedy are not, in fact, synonyms, right?


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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 19, 2021, 07:34:16 AM »
The majority of Americans, and (I believe) the majority of Roman Catholic Americans, even many who walk with “pro-life” demonstrators, do not want Roe v. Wade overturned. They favor reasonable access to abortions. People in public office are more likely to pay attention to those things than to wriggling interpretations of a Vatican document. 
Most Parish priests will deal pastorally with their people. Slapping public excommunication on certain political leaders will be a public relations disaster for the bishops, who have other problems with credibility due to the pedophilia scandal. Priests will continue to commune the supposedly excommunicate politicians, knowing the additional furor from the laity if bishops try to censure or remove them.
If Roe v. Wade falls (it probably won’t), abortions will still happen, except that many poor women seeking them will die.
Long term, Roe v. Wade, or whatever replaces it, if necessary, will go on and things will pretty much be as they are now.


At one point Arianism was the majority Christology. At one point the majority of US citizens thought slavery was a good idea. And, unlike Roe, was actually in the Constitution. At one point the vast majority of Americans thought interning “Japs” was a good idea. What’s your point? There is no prolifer who doesn’t know that the majority can be wrong and/or evil.

And pro-tip: We all know that ending Roe doesn’t end abortion. But at a state level, without Federal tyranny, it will be easier to make the case. And with different states enacting different regimes, we will see what works. Don’t worry, I am sure your beloved New Jersey and New York will continue to be as blood thirsty as you are. For a while at least.

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 18, 2021, 08:45:32 PM »
Fr. Hummel:
It's that they say abortion is good by word and deed and publicly say the Church is wrong.

Me:
You want to define that “they” and show where “they” (and who is that again?) “publicly say the Church is wrong”?

Biden, Pelosi, Cuomo, et al.

Show me, from 2008 to present where they have said that they are in agreement with the teaching of the Church that abortion is an intrinsic evil. Show me where they have called it, as the Pope has, murder.

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Your Turn / Re: Politicizing the Eucharist? The pope vs. American bishops?
« on: September 18, 2021, 08:00:59 PM »
And you do this by publicly proclaiming them excommunicate? You don’t know what they are saying to their priests or confessors about why they are doing what they’re doing? You simply say, you support a law that allows abortion, you are excommunicate. That is not what the Vatican document says.

Who is "you?" The bishops pronounce excommunication. The issue is not that Biden et al. support legislation that through double effect supports abortion.

It's that they say abortion is good by word and deed and publicly say the Church is wrong.

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