This major league idiot [Brianna Wu] thinks bombs have eyes.
Thehorrific terrorist attackin Manchester, UK after an Ariana Grande concert, left 22 people dead, including an eight-year-old girl, and at least 50 people wounded. It’s the worst terror attack the United Kingdom has experienced since the London July 7 bombings in 2005.
Twelve of the 22 fatalities wereunder the age of 16. The UK authorities are treating this as a terrorist attack.
The perpetrator of this suicide bombing was23-year-old Salman Abedi, who detonated his explosive near the box office of the Manchester Arena. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Responses have been that of shock, horror, disgust, and sadness. Social media responses are mostly an outpouring of support, though somehave been quite vile. Over here, one Democratic congressional candidate in Massachusetts,
Sikh. Muslim. They all look alike to liberal magazines.
While the world watched in horror at the news of abombingat an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday evening, ordinary Mancunians jumped in to do whatever they could to assist the survivors of the attack.
There were dozens of stories of hotels taking in stranded children, adults helping to lead scared concertgoers to safety, and taxi drivers driving people home for free. These are all incredibly inspiring stories, and are nice reminders that even in the midst of unspeakable horror, some sort of “good” can emerge.
And then there’s this (now-deleted) tweet, fromCosmopolitan: “Muslim Taxi Drivers Took Kids Trying to Escape the Manchester Ariana Grande Concert Home For Free”…with a picture of a man who is actually a Sikh.
My name is Anke de Bernardinis and, like many people in our community, I’m married to an Italian, who is a Roman Catholic Christian. We’ve lived happily together for many years, sharing joys and sorrows. And so we greatly regret being divided in faith and not being able to participate in the Lord’s Supper together. What can we do to achieve, finally, communion on this point?
Pope Francis answered the woman: “To share the Lord’s banquet: is it the goal of the path or is it the viaticum [provisions] for walking together? I leave that question to the theologians and those who understand.
“The question: and the [Lord’s] Supper? There are questions that, only if one is sincere with oneself and with the little theological light one has, must be responded to on one’s own. See for yourself.
Pope Francis continued: “This is my body. This is my blood. Do it in remembrance of me—this is a viaticum that helps us to journey on.
Pope Francis then tells a story about an Episcopalian bishop “who went a little wrong.”
Pope Francis says:
“The bishop accompanied his wife and children to Mass on Sunday, and then went to worship with his community. It was a step of participation in the Lord’s Supper. Then he went forward, the Lord called him, a just man.
To sum it up Pope Francis adds:
“Life is bigger than explanations and interpretations. Always refer back to your baptism. “One faith, one baptism, one Lord.” This is what Paul tells us, and then take the consequences from there.
Let’s cut to the chase: The Mass / Communion / Eurharist / Lord’s Supper never ends…. It must be lived…. Go as one Body of Christ to serve God and love your neighbor? YES, Right -on?