MUMBAI, India — Myanmar’s leading prelate has cautioned that”ecological and economic catastrophes” are an opportunity if a controversial dam project endorsed by neighboring China is declared.
A Chinese-owned power company signed an agreement to construct the Myitsone dam within the Irrawaddy River at 2006, also work started three years later.
As it could flood a huge region, displacing thousands of individuals, with the majority of the advantage of the dam, the project was one of the largest in the area, but has been opposed by the people.
It has not officially been cancelled, although Back in September 2011, the government of Myanmar announced the suspension of the undertaking. Myanmar’s”State Counselor” and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Beijing later this month to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, and now that there are worries China will pressure her to resume work on the dam.
About April 1, approximately 200 activists encouraged the authorities to cancel the dam and in Yangon pushed the Myitsone Project to be Terminated by the Committee.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon about April 15 issued a letter reiterating that the appeal, stating the Myitsone dam doesn’t gain the people of Myanmar, and also encouraged the movement.
“A few weeks ago, we made a passionate plea to all the stakeholders to discontinue any effort to dam our Mother River Irrawaddy. We’re heartened by the response of the army which has promised that the opinions of the people of Myanmar will be taken into consideration from the dam issue,” the cardinal wrote.
“Yet we are deeply worried and worried. There are signs that pressure is caused by our leaders to resume the Myitsone dam. Countless stand to lose their livelihood. Environmental and financial catastrophes are already predicted by the scientific community,” he explained.
Calling China a superpower that was”an all-weather friend to Myanmar,” Bo said the Asian giant”could add to the welfare of their millions by quitting this dam initiative and for all” and also”help our poor in many different ways.”
“Once more, with tears in our eyes, our hearts burdened with the impending dangers to millions, we beg with all stakeholders to block the dam once and for everyone. Irrawaddy is a mom to most of us. Gently annul the agreement once and for many,” the cardinal urged.
“Our army and civilian direction, we firmly believe, always keep the welfare of these poor people of Myanmar within their own plans. The sources of Myanmar belong to the people of Myanmar,” he explained.
Why it was such a great thought to allow him to resign because pope, the essay on sexual abuse from Benedict XVI reveals. In the letter published last week, he also shows just how out of touch he is with the causes of the abuse tragedy.
Do you have a prodigal in your lifetime? Is there a girl or a son who’s walked away from his faith in Jesus Christ? Have you been praying without stopping for a sibling, for a niece or a nephew or for a grandchild to return to their original love for the Lord?
I believe that we are currently in a year in which God is calling the prodigals to come home. I understand that I know that I understand that the Spirit is chasing down those who have been deceived and then paralyzed by the grasp of sin. We are in a”now” second since the Father is pursuing individuals who have rejected His love time after time.
If you choose to believe that God is knocking on the doors of their hearts, then have a prodigal, these are some of the ways you could partner in enabling them to turn and come home, with the Holy Spirit :
1. Love your prodigal. Reach out from real kindness and empathy so they understand they will be accepted and restored. The kindness of God leads to repentance–and it will also work for you, whether or not it works for Him. The error that many parents make is that they build such walls between their prodigals and themselves it is not possible for the one that is wandering to scale the tough wall. Keep your love ardent and your walls low!
“Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” (Rom. 2:4, NASB).
2. Declare the Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to provide you a Scripture which you then declare within this loved one’s lifestyle. It is of vital importance to repeat God back into His ears’ expressions . Write this out verse and set it on your bathroom mirror, on the dash of your vehicle and on your kitchen cabinets. Share this verse with other people that have joined you in begging to your prodigal. We are also mentioning that the will of God when we attempted God’s Word.
“So it isn’t the will of the Father who’s in heaven that one of these little ones should perish” (Matt. 18:14, MEV).
3. Proceed to pray. Don’t ever grow weary in the arena of prayer. Prayer is the power that we have been given that enables us to partner with God. The work of your own life is going to be finished on your knees. The Lord has clearly shown me with my own prodigals, ” I do not have to”talk” more, as they can run off in my voice, but they can never escape my own prayers. So our plan is to speak less and pray more!
“That is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. If we know he hears anything we ask, we realize that we have whatever we asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15).
4. Keep your hopes up. I’ve made the error of becoming discouraged and hopeless during the wait for a prodigal to come to their senses. But we need to daily, even hourly, so remind ourselves that nothing isn’t possible to the Lord. Nobody is beyond his reach, and no one is immune to His great compassion. So keep your hopes up and get ready for the celebration!
“So he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet far away, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and ran and embraced his neck and kissed him” (Luke 15:20).
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Wow, the longer AOC opens her mouth, the more I believe she has to be a kind of atomic plant. This time, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye fighting terrorists, Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw, disagreed with Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Democrat Congresswoman. AOC decided to shield for not doing enough to fight terrorism pity Crenshaw, and Omar.
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists that murdered thousands of Americans on 9/11 as”a few men and women who did something”.
I have direct experience, although just to be clear, I understand that not all Muslims talk like this. They re all Muslims. You can find good Muslims who believe in freedom and even help America fight overseas. I read about the Muslims who helps us fight radical Islam. But in addition, there are some who don ’ t enjoy Jews, don ’ t like liberty, and don ’ t like America. They and I’ve met in my own family.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came from Dan Crenshaw, matching her experience fighting terrorism as a bartender and host contrary to the Navy SEAL who lost an eye when fighting with terrorism. Crenshaw earned 2 Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor.
You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, nevertheless have the audacity to drum bitterness towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes.
At 2018, right-wing extremists were supporting almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something?
That’s right, Ms. Bartender-Waitress, or whatever your name is. You inform that unworthy Navy SEAL who lost an eye fighting terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan to fight terrorism. Feel free to make up facts about terrorism.
Young people now. Wow.
This is actually the Democrat Party, folks. Half of America thinks they ought to maintain power. Which is when it’s election time, you want to do more than just vote. You need to go post signs, have a bumper sticker, and work a phone bank. Since we can’t have overgrown kids who were born rich, and have achieved nothing their lives, running this country.
So, who is CAIR? CAIR is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator at a criminal case concerning fundraising for the Islamic terrorist group.
The FBI has been devoting its ties amid mounting signs that it’s links, with the nation Muslim advocacy group, the Council about American-Islamic Relations.
All chapters of CAIR are shunned in a 15-year FBI investigation that culminated with the certainty in December of Hamas fundraisers in a trial where CAIR itself was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator’s aftermath.
Even the U.S. government has given Hamas as a terrorist organization.
The FBI worked closely with CAIR to ensure that no one had been critical of Islam in America. According to former attorney general Loretta Lynch, her “biggest fear” wasn’t that Americans would be killed in a terrorist attack, but the terrorist attacks would cause regular Americans to express criticism of radical Islam.
From an April 6 letter, composed by Cardinal Blase Cupich, published in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s website:
Dear Parishioners of San José Luis Sánchez del Río,
I advised you of this accusation against your pastor, Fr last August. Gary Graf, also that, in keeping with our procedures, he was asked to resign from his duties prior to a comprehensive evaluation and process could be finished. He has cooperated with civil authorities as well as the Archdiocese of Chicago during those months, even letting you know that you should have confidence in the procedures the archdiocese has in place as part of the secure surroundings attempts.
Following the conclusion by country officials, that are charged with the protection of minors, the allegation of child abuse has been unfounded and also a recent court decision that found him not guilty of other associated charges, the Independent Review Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago researched the issue based on our standard processes and discovered that there was insufficient reason to suspect that Fr. Graf had perpetrated sexual abuse of a minor. I am very happy to inform you that I’m reinstating Fr. Graf as your own leader effective immediately[.] …
I advised Fr. Graf that our policies call us to do everything possible to restore the fantastic name of priests once the process has decided that the allegations to be unfounded. This is an issue of justice. So, both out of respect for Fr. Our priests and graf, I’m resolved to see that Fr. Graf name is revived. I will share this letter with all the parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago, requesting them to offer it to their own parishioners. This correspondence will be delivered to the press and published on our archdiocesan website.
A matter of justice, indeed.
It’s too awful Cupich was not nearly as only. Kalchik’s”crime”? Back in September 2018, he allowed the burning of an old rainbow banner in his parish, Resurrection, that had a history of activism. In fact, a previous leader of Resurrection, the gay Father Daniel Montalbano,”was discovered dead in his rectory bedroom hooked up into some’sex machine’ in 1997,” based on a Sept. 28, 2018 story in LifeSiteNews.
The burning of this rainbow banner led to an outcry from local left-wing activists, such as an openly gay attorney who’s now Chicago’s mayor-elect, Lori Lightfoot. Cupich — forced from his parish kalchik — himself a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as well as to my understanding, remains in exile.
And it’s too terrible Cupich wasn’t nearly as only with Father C. Frank Phillips, Chairman of St. John Cantius Church, that gives the traditional Latin Mass.. Phillips also was never accused of the abuse of a minor. Back in March 2018he was removed for alleged”improper conduct with adult men.” A review board then found that Phillips hadn’t violated canon law, or any civil, criminal. In spite of this finding, Cupich refused to reinstate Phillips as pastor, and also the archdiocese never gave a reason as to why. Phillips, a member of the Congregation of the Resurrection, currently resides in a different state.
So why is Cupich currently doing all possible to restore Graf’s good name — and, yes, he must do this for a priest accused — although maybe perhaps not for Kalchik and Phillips?
Call me skeptical, but there’s this piece of advice from that an April 7 narrative from the Chicago Sun-Times that may provide a big clue:
Graf created news when he declared a hunger strike in support of immigrants [sic] and of’dreamers.’
If Phillips and Kalchik was famous for participating in activism that is politically correct, they’d still be priests in good standing at the Archdiocese of Chicago.