Monday, June 22, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2962, June 22nd, 2015

On Father's Day, there are a few people who might tell you The Holy Father was a little cranky. Or honest.
Pope Francis Sunday denounced what he calls the "great powers" of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II. For years his own church, my church has been defending the role of Pope Pius XIIth in the Holocaust so that was intereting.
He also decried the deaths of Christians in gulags in Russia under the Stalin dictatorship, which followed the war.
The pope's harsh assessments came in impromptu remarks during his visit to Turin, northern Italy, when he told young people he understands how they find it hard to trust the world.
"The great powers had photographs of the railway routes that the trains took to Auschwitz to kill Jews, Christians, homosexuals, everybody," Francis said, citing the death camp in Poland, and asked: "Why didn't they bomb" those railroad routes?
Referring to the gulags in Russia, Francis said: "How many Christians suffered, were killed" there.
Lamenting the cynicism of world players in the 1930s and 1940s, Francis said: "the great powers divided up Europe like a cake."
He also cited what he called the "great tragedy of Armenia."
"In the last century, so many, millions, (of Armenians) died. But where were the great powers then? They were looking the other way," the pope said.
In April, the pope angered Turkey when he referred to the slaughter of Armenians by Turkish Ottomans as "genocide."
In today's world, he told the young people: "Everything is done for money." He criticized those advocating peace while manufacturing or selling arms.
Francis reiterated his view that conflicts in the world today are tantamount to "a Third World War in segments."
You might here guys like Michael Savage berate the Pope calling him a Socialist but what he says rings true. When he comes to America, Catholics in this country better get ready for some plain talk. I have a feeling that Francis will take aim on some of the excesses and bad decisions the U.S. made when it comes to the way we handled things. (AOL, LuLac)

You now have the chance to see the movie partially shot in Scranton and partially funded by Lackawanna County taxpayers.
The Lackawanna County commissioners announced Friday that Paul Sorvino’s movie The Trouble with Cali will be shown at the Scranton Cultural Center on July 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. free of charge. You now have the chance to see the movie partially shot in Scranton and partially funded by Lackawanna County taxpayers. FOR FREE. Hey that’s your cut of the half million your tax dollars were used for.
As you know the flick has been in the news because it was paid for, in part, with a half million in taxpayers’ dollars, and was never released. Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Bob Cordaro helped engineer that deal.
Tickets are required for the showing on July 9th and the two following showings are first come, first serve.
Ducats are available at the commissioners’ office, the Scranton Times building, the Scranton Cultural Center, or any county library.
The Scranton Times reported that the commissioners will be seeing the film for the first time on July 9. That’s a movie review I want to hear!!! (Scranton Times, LuLac).


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