The 9pm Orange Schadenfreude Sins with Father Karl Sinclair

Father Karl Sinclair conducting Mass at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Toongabbie, Sydney, on 1 March 2020. (Photo: Mary Brazell/Diocese of Parramatta)

In this fifth episode of the Spring Series 2020, I’m joined by Father Karl Sinclair, a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst. He’s currently based at Orange in the Central West of NSW.

We talk about many things including how COVID-19 has affected his parish, Miranda Devine, the latest Encyclical from Pope Francis, conspiracy theories, the Albigensian Crusade, raisin bread, underpants, the link between Romans 13 and the Nazis, and of course Donald Trump. There’s always some Donald Trump.

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Father Karl was previously on Public House Forum 1 back in 2015 when he was still a seminarian.

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  • Priest of the Diocese of Bathurst. Views expressed are my own!
  • Orange is a city in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. It is 254 km (158 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney [206 km (128 mi) on a great circle], at an altitude of 862 metres (2,828 ft). Orange had an estimated urban population of 40,493 as of June 2018 making the city a significant regional centre.
  • [Miranda Devine] "It's incredibly selfish of older people or neurotic people who are timid & afraid & won't come out of their basements to confine children & young people to miss out on the most important part of their lives" - Fox News is now straight up blaming old & vulnerable people for Covid
  • Coronacast is a podcast that answers your questions about coronavirus. We break down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic.
  • [Video of Donald Trump returning to the White House after his few days at Walter Reed Medical Centre.]
  • Catharism (/?kæ??r?z?m/; from the Greek: ???????, katharoi, "the pure [ones]") was a Christian dualist or Gnostic movement between the 12th and 14th centuries which thrived in Southern Europe, particularly what is now northern Italy and southern France. Followers were known as Cathars, or Good Christians, and are now mainly remembered for a prolonged period of persecution by the Catholic Church, which did not recognise their variant Christianity.
  • "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius." is a phrase reportedly spoken by the commander of the Albigensian Crusade, prior to the massacre at Béziers on 22 July 1209. A direct translation of the Latin phrase is "Kill them. For the Lord knows those that are His own."
  • BUDGET 2020: This is the start of my thread looking at Australia’s federal Budget, delayed from its usual deliver in May because of the ’flu or something.
  • New is not new in Australia's federal Budget. Almost all of the cybersecurity spending is a re-announcement, and there are few measurable targets.
  • Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
  • On the conclusion of the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday before a sizable crowd gathered in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis introduced his new Encyclical Fratelli tutti, and said he had the "joy of giving the new Encyclical" to them.
  • Encyclical Letter "Fratelli Tutti" of the Holy Father Francis On Fraternity And Social Friendship.
  • Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si’' of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home.
  • The parable of the Good Samaritan is told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke (Lk 10:25–37). It is about a traveller who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road. First a Jewish priest and then a Levite comes by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan happens upon the traveller. Samaritans and Jews despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured man.
  • Who says eucharistic theology is boring?
  • Peggy Muller, president of the board of trustees for the First Unitarian Church, said part of their mission is to believe in social justice and equality. She said the church offered sanctuary to the protesters to avoid any direct confrontation with Louisville Metro officers.
  • Fox contributor: "Law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent to punish evildoers and to resist law enforcement is to resist God himself"
  • Unitarianism (from Latin unitas "unity, oneness", from unus "one") is a Christian theological movement named for its belief that the God in Christianity is one person, as opposed to the Trinity (tri- from Latin tres "three") which in most other branches of Christianity defines God as one being in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary.
  • 13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval; 4 for it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority[a] does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience. 6 For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, busy with this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is due them — taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
  • Paul the Apostle (Latin: Paulus; Greek: ??????, romanized: Paulos; Coptic: ??????; c.?5 – c.?64/67), commonly known as Saint Paul and also known by his Hebrew name Saul of Tarsus (Hebrew: ???? ??????, romanized: Sha'?l ha-Tars?; Greek: ?????? ???????, romanized: Sa?los Tarseús),[7][Acts 9:11] was an apostle (although not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world.
  • Historians weigh in on Jeff Sessions’ use of Paul’s letter to the Romans to justify the Trump administration’s immigration policy, and its connections with Hitler, slaveholders and apartheid regimes.
  • An evangelical pastor and President Donald Trump supporter says Catholicism is a "cult-like pagan religion" and the success of the religion is due to "the genius of Satan."
  • Robert Jeffress says the Roman Catholic Church is a result of the Babylonian cult system found in the Book of Revelation.
  • Prosperity theology (sometimes referred to as the prosperity gospel, the health and wealth gospel, the gospel of success, or seed faith) is a religious belief among some Protestant Christians that financial blessing and physical well-being are always the will of God for them, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to religious causes will increase one's material wealth.
  • Predestination, in Christian theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God, usually with reference to the eventual fate of the individual soul. Explanations of predestination often seek to address the "paradox of free will", whereby God's omniscience seems incompatible with human free will. In this usage, predestination can be regarded as a form of religious determinism; and usually predeterminism, also known as theological determinism.
  • John Chrysostom (/?kr?s?st?m, kr??s?st?m/; Greek: ??????? ? ???????????; c.?347 – 14 September 407), was an important Early Church Father who served as Archbishop of Constantinople. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities.
  • Josh Frydenberg’s second budget is a world away from the surplus he was predicting last year. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, debt is on track to hit $1 trillion and the Treasurer is talking up a jobs-led recovery.
  • This is a clip from South Park Season Two, Episode 17 "Gnomes".
  • "He got hit on the knee with a canister of tear gas," President Trump says, of @AliVelshi, who was actually hit by a rubber bullet. "Wasn't it really a beautiful sight? It's called law and order."
  • In this special episode, Fr Karl sits down with Professor Neil Ormerod to discuss the newly released Fratelli Tutti.

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