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  • It's baaaaaack!

    12/14/2014 5:26:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    Dyspeptic Mutterings ^ | December 11, 2014 | Dyspeptic Mutterings
    I have been assured, over and over again, sometimes condescendingly and sometimes not, that the Kasper Proposal is a dead letter. First it was Cardinal Muller's letter in L'Osservatore Romano. Then it was some random papal comment affirming marital indissolubility (which ignored the fact Cardinal Kasper swearsies he's all about keeping marriages intact). Then, most recently, it was the supposed door-slamming vote at the end of the Synod, which asserted that the matter was--this time for sure, how could you ever doubt it?--done. Over. Locked into a safe, wrapped in chains and dumped square in into Challenger Deep, where it...
  • Neo-Catholics Ready to Defend Communion for Adulterers

    11/25/2014 6:39:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 25, 2014 | Chris Jackson
    Evidence of this was already apparent in October of 2013, when Neo-Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin repeatedly referred to the Church’s perennial moral teaching prohibiting the reception of Communion in a state of mortal sin merely a changeable “discipline” or “practice.” Then in April 2014, Akin again referred to this teaching as a “practice” in his frantic defense of Francis informing a woman living in adultery that she could receive Holy Communion. Fast forward to October 2014. In the chaos immediately following the synod, Neo-Catholic apologist Jeff Mirus left no doubt about his willingness to go theological cliff diving in an...
  • Don't claim Pope Francis for your own agenda, Kasper says amid controversy

    11/07/2014 12:27:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | November 6, 2014 | Adelaide Mena and Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2014 / 08:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of an intense Synod on the Family, a leading voice supporting admission to Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics said different sides on Church debates should not use Pope Francis' words to bolster their own agenda. Speaking at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6, Cardinal Walter Kasper aimed to explain Pope Francis and his pontificate. The emeritus president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity spoke as the recipient of the 2014 Johannes Quasten Award. In attempting to understand the Pope,...
  • POPE FRANCIS CREATING CHAOS?

    11/04/2014 5:07:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    American Life League ^ | November 4, 2014 | Judie Brown
    The recent Synod on the Family, part one, created confusion among many people from the moment it was announced. In addition, not everyone knew that “the Extraordinary General Assembly would be followed by an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2015, on the same topics.” The events this past October were nothing more than round one on Catholic doctrine, pastoral leadership, and subjects related to the family. But what also became clear is that some of the topics addressed by the bishops at the synod are more than a little contentious. Among these are the questions...
  • How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage's nature

    10/31/2014 2:29:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 30, 2014 | Matt Hadro
    According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage. “There were a good number of us within the synod who felt, given the heavily secular climate today in which so many of our young people are living – what they see in media, television, electronic print, in movies, the music they listen to, the world they’re engaged in – (that) the idea of a permanent, enduring bond that would be life-giving and at the same time be indissoluble is not...
  • Bishop Lynch optimistic after Vatican meeting on divorced and gay Catholics

    10/24/2014 9:04:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/14 | Waveney Ann Moore
    ST. PETERSBURG — For more than a year, Susan Portal and her husband, Paul, attended Sunday Mass, but were not allowed to receive communion, the central sacrament of the Catholic Church. The couple had been waiting for his marriage to be annulled by a church tribunal and they married in a civil ceremony so they could bring his son, Luke, then 9, into their home. But marrying outside the church after a divorce barred them from the sacrament. "It was hard," she recalled. "That is such an important part of the Mass for us and here we had a son...
  • No Marriage, No Papacy: If The Pope Endorses Polygamy, That Spells The End of Catholic Claims

    10/20/2014 11:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Zmirak
    Like antifreeze that drips from a car and poisons cats, the statements exuded by the Vatican Synod on the Family are sweet. It is tempting to lap them up, to welcome the Church’s new proposed stance of apologizing to sinners and obscuring the nature of sin. There is no other way to describe the moral revolution proposed in the Synod’s preliminary report, which was produced by the bishops whom Pope Francis handpicked to manage the meeting. Rather than speaking prophetically in defense of the uniqueness and holiness of marriage, the task of Christians today includes “recognizing positive elements” in “imperfect”...
  • Denounce the Synod

    10/13/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    New Sherwood ^ | October 14, 2014 | Jeff Culbreath
    Denounce the Synod PopeSynodFamily1 Today, the first official document of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family was released. Suffice it to say that the document doesn’t even bother in the least to present Catholic teaching on the family. The whole document is an exercise in modernist tactics of persuasion by means of doctrinal ambiguity and unsettling that which is settled. But the most sinister passages depart clearly from the Catholic Faith. First, the document opens the door explicitly to holy communion for those who are publicly living in objectively adulterous unions: 46. In the same way the situation of the...
  • Two cardinals and an archbishop support proposal to give Communion to divorced Catholics

    10/11/2014 2:21:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Two more cardinals and an archbishop have offered their agreement with the German Cardinal Walter Kasper that the Church should offer Holy Communion to Catholics in “irregular” marital situations. U.S. Vaticanist John Allen, writing on Crux, quoted Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, the office that interprets Church law, saying that in cases of “urgency and necessity” Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried, should be readmitted to Communion. Coccopalmerio gave the “hard case” example of a woman civilly married to a man who had been abandoned by his wife and who cares...
  • Letter from a Reader in East Africa: "My Bishop Wept When He Read the Synod Summary"

    10/11/2014 11:01:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/11/14 | reader from Africa
    We got this letter some hours ago, and asked this reader in Africa for his permission to post it. He just asked to have any information that could identify him or the diocese removed. Dear friends of rorate-caeli.blogspot.com, I live in the diocese of [omitted] in [a small country in East Africa], a diocese that's very full of life, marriages, baptisms, confirmations, vocations are so abundant that they would seem improbable elsewhere. Since I lived for many years in Belgium and in Ireland years ago, I know what I'm talking about. Our bishop, [name omitted], though not at all old,...
  • Faithfulness in the Bible Alone

    10/10/2014 3:25:39 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | October 10, 2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
     I'm a Catholic who is doing some print layout work for my friend who is faithful at the World Assemblies of God. We are each convinced that Jesus Christ has given us Faith in our own particular creed. I don't know if I can speak exactly for my World Assemblies of God friend—I assume he is like me in this—but if I were convinced that the World Assemblies of God presented the fullness of Jesus Christ's Truth—which is Himself—I would go there. However, I'm convinced that the Catholic Church presents the fullness of Truth, as my friend is convinced that World Assemblies of...
  • Cardinal Marx says German bishops back Kasper proposals on divorced and remarried Catholics

    10/08/2014 5:24:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    John Thavis ^ | October 7, 2014 | John Thavis
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich said a strong majority of German bishops supported Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal to find a way to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, and that he intended to raise the issue at the Synod of Bishops. Speaking at the close of the synod’s first day, Cardinal Marx also said it was crucial for the synod’s debate on family issues to be an “open discussion” that extends beyond the synod hall and involves the wider society. Marx, who is president of the German bishops’ conference, made his remarks in a meeting with journalists. Synod...
  • Bad Omens for the Future of Marriage

    10/04/2014 4:51:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 4, 2014 | Nicholas Frankovich
    Traditionally, social conservatism has enjoyed the support of Catholicism, whose body of teaching on morals is a mother lode of ideas and arguments that retain much of their force even apart from their theological context. Rumors that the Church is poised to relax its position on the indissolubility of marriage are therefore troubling or encouraging, depending on which side you stand in the culture war. Tomorrow, a synod of bishops will convene in Rome to discuss the family. It’s a big topic, but what has developed as the headline item on the agenda is a question that on its face...
  • The Synod Will Be a Farce

    10/03/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/03/2014 | New Catholic
    Full Title: The Synod Will Be a Farce - if the Kasper Legion's Attempt to Muzzle It Goes According To Plan Q: Was Pope Paul VI wrong not to listen to the majority of lay couples on the commission discussing contraception back in the 1960s? A: I [Kasper] have a high esteem for Paul VI, he was a prophetic pope in a very difficult situation of the church after 1968 and so on. He was concerned to remain in the truth and not give up something, but I think it’s also a question of the interpretation of this encyclical Humanae...
  • The Troubling Case of Cardinal Kasper

    10/03/2014 5:23:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 3, 2014 | Steve Skojec
    “And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.” - Jesus (Matthew 19:9) “It’s now a new situation of a marriage. They are living together, they love each other, and to say every sexual act is sinful, that’s different. If you tell people who do it this way, and they do it in a responsible way, to tell them that’s adultery, permanent adultery, I think they would feel insulted and offended.” - Cardinal Walter...
  • Is Cardinal Kasper Speaking for the Pope?

    10/03/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Throw the Bums Out 2010 ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Over the last few days, Cardinal Burke made a few noteworthy statements about the dust up around the Chair of Peter. Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, said in a conference call with journalists on Tuesday that he found it “amazing” that Cardinal Kasper claimed to speak for the Pope. The Pope doesn’t have laryngitis. The Pope is not mute. He can speak for himself. If this is what he wants, he will say so,” Cardinal Burke said. “But for me as a cardinal to say that what I am saying are the words of Pope Francis? That to...
  • Top VA Official Conspired With Her Married Boyfriend To Thwart Investigations

    09/30/2014 3:45:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-30-14 | Tristyn Bloom
    A recent investigation has uncovered a shocking tale of corruption and adultery at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Susan Taylor, a longtime federal employee and Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at the Veterans Health Administration since 2010, not only used her position to award government contracts to a former business partner, and worked with said company to hide the thousands and thousands of dollars it was making off the government, but conspired with her married boyfriend — who also had close personal ties to the company — to thwart investigations into her misconduct. The salacious story began in 1994, when Taylor...
  • SOURCE CONFIRMS POPE WILL REMOVE CONSERVATIVE CARDINAL FROM VATICAN

    09/29/2014 2:36:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 29, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    SOURCE CONFIRMS POPE WILL REMOVE CONSERVATIVE CARDINAL FROM VATICAN
  • Back to Normal: Bishop Liberal in Doctrine and Morals is Liberal in his own Mores

    09/28/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    rorate Caeli ^ | 9/27/2014 | New Catholic
    Back to Normal: Bishop Liberal in Doctrine and Morals is Liberal in his own Mores Good for the bishop and for the Church: In the same week of the arrest of former Archbishop Wesolowski for his abusive acts as nuncio in the Dominican Republic, as the Pope's own living quarters and bank are still under the control of a monsignor formerly in the service of Vatican diplomacy whose most famous event during his entire life was being caught stuck in an elevator with his male paramour when in Uruguay a few years ago, another bishop resigns for moral reasons -...
  • Jamila Bibi risks stoning if deported to Pakistan, lawyer says [ Canada ]

    09/15/2014 6:58:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 15, 2014
    Jamila Bibi, a Saskatoon, Sask., woman facing criminal charges for adultery in Pakistan, could be the target of a so-called honour killing by her husband's family if she is deported, her lawyer says. ... She has outstanding criminal charges [in Pakistan] that have been filed against her for the crime of adultery," Khan said in an interview with CBC News. "She is a target for honour killing by her ex-husband's family. The Islamic way of doing that is stoning to death."
  • Hillary says Bill subjected to South Africa-style hearings to work through his affair with Monica

    09/14/2014 11:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    Hillary Clinton has revealed that she worked through her husband’s affair whilst he was President by making him go through an agonising 'truth and reconciliation' process. The former US Secretary of State said that she forced Bill Clinton into South Africa-style hearings where he had to be completely honest before she forgave him. She said she was inspired by the country's former leader Nelson Mandela and that she had to act otherwise she would remain in a mental 'prison' for the rest of her life. Mrs Clinton, 66, has rarely spoken about her husband’s infidelity with White House intern Monica...
  • He defended ‘real’ marriage, and then was beheaded for it

    08/29/2014 9:18:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 29Aug14 | Pete Baklinsk
    A Christian man was executed during the night by a high-profile ruler after making an uncompromising defense of real marriage. The Christian, who was renowned for his holiness, had told the ruler in public that his relationship with his partner was “against the law” of God. The Christian’s words enraged the ruler’s partner who successfully plotted to have him permanently silenced. John the Baptist was first imprisoned before he was beheaded. The Catholic Church honors him today, August 29, as a martyr and saint. While John’s death happened a little less than 2,000 years ago, his heroic stance for real...
  • Radical Synod Planned for October

    07/26/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | Went to press for August 25, 2014 | John Vennari
    The three most radical proposals are: 1) A new “pastoral solution” to allow divorce and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion; 2) A new “pastoral approach” that permits the baptism of children from same-sex couples, thus indirectly legitimizing these unions; 3) A recasting of natural law in “new language”, which threatens to undermine our entire ethical foundation of true morality. Indeed the Synod’s Working Document further displays the triumph of the New Theology over today’s Vatican; the same new theology that wrought havoc at Vatican II and continues its destructive path to this day.
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  • 43 suspected mistresses found in RFK Jr.’s phone

    07/13/2014 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2014 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. kept a list of dozens of women filed under the letter “G” in his cellphone, a code that his late wife believed stood for “goomah,” the Italian slang for mistress. Two of the women listed in this digital blackbook factor into what should be an interesting summer for the environmental activist and son of the slain US senator. The first is “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines, whom Kennedy began dating the year they both filed for divorce. The two plan to wed soon. The other is Greenwich, Conn., homemaker Chelsea Chapman Kirwan, who has been...
  • ‘Kissing Congressman’ Vance McAllister Will Run for Full Term

    06/30/2014 4:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/14 | Tarini Parti
    Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister — known as the “Kissing Congressman” — has decided to seek a full term after announcing his retirement earlier this year. McAllister had hinted for weeks he was considering running for reelection, but he confirmed it in an interview with the Monroe News-Star this morning. He later confirmed the news at a press conference at a park in Monroe, where he was greeted with “enthusiastic applause” by upwards of 75 supporters, the newspaper reported. “I wanted to make sure everything was good with our family,” McAllister told The News-Star earlier in the day.
  • Liar and Thief Married to an Adulterer Says Bible is Her Biggest Influence

    06/17/2014 7:17:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I would have guessed Moll Flanders or Insider Trading for Dummies, but apparently it’s the Bible. This comes just in time for the release of a tape on which Hillary Clinton laughs as she discusses freeing a child rapist and attacking his 12-year-old victim. “If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?” asked The New York Times, in a book review questionnaire.“At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking,” Clinton said. “I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it...
  • How a Protestant spin machine hid the truth about the English Reformation

    05/25/2014 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 173 replies
    Telegraph UK blog ^ | Sunday 25 May 2014 | Dominic Selwood
    . . . . For centuries, the English have been taught that the late medieval Church was superstitious, corrupt, exploitative, and alien. Above all, we were told that King Henry VIII and the people of England despised its popish flummery and primitive rites. England was fed up to the back teeth with the ignorant mumbo-jumbo magicians of the foreign Church, and up and down the country Tudor people preferred plain-speaking, rational men like Wycliffe, Luther, and Calvin. Henry VIII achieved what all sane English and Welsh people had long desired ­– an excuse to break away from an anachronistic subjugation...
  • Pregnant Sudan Christian Mother Sentenced to Hang to Death

    05/16/2014 9:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    A 27-year-old pregnant Sudanese mother was sentenced to death by hanging for being a Christian, but not until after she receives a flogging of 100 lashes for committing adultery (with her Christian husband). Dr. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was accused of apostasy and adultery earlier this year. According to Reuters, she was arrested and imprisoned in February, along with her 20 month-old son. She was formally charged by the Sudanese government on March 4th. Following her brief trial, she was found guilty of the charges and convicted on May 11th – Mother’s Day. The court gave her three days to...
  • This woman wants homosexuality criminalized, adultery made illegal and rock groups banned…(UK)

    05/16/2014 2:35:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 15 May 2014 | Adrian Rutherford
    She’s the woman who wants adultery criminalized, homosexuality made illegal and rock groups like Iron Maiden banned in Northern Ireland—and she wants your vote. Meet Susan Anne White, one of the most outspoken and controversial candidates in the upcoming council elections. The 55-year-old is standing as an independent in the new Fermanagh and Omagh district and is campaigning on what she says are the three most serious threats to society—the “destructive” homosexual agenda, the growth of Islam and the "money-draining" EU. “I don’t consider myself extreme at all,” Mrs. White told the Belfast Telegraph. …
  • Kasper, heroism, and obligations

    05/10/2014 11:03:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LMS Chairman - The Chairman's Blog ^ | 5/09/14 | Joseph Shaw
    A follow-up post to my treatment of Cardinal Kasper's remarks in an interview about marriage, divorce, and communion. A key passage is this. What should a couple in a second marriage, with children, do?
  • Lewinsky emerges: “My boss took advantage of me”

    05/06/2014 2:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Is it 2016 already? If Hillary Clinton decides to run again for President, we can expect that everything old will be new again, including the Clinton White House scandals. Perhaps that’s why Monica Lewinsky has chosen now to re-emerge on her own in an interview with Vanity Fair, in order to “find a give a purpose to her past.” She accuses all sides of taking advantage of her, but particularly her boss — although perhaps not in the way one would expect: Maintaining that her affair with Clinton was one between two consenting adults, Lewinsky writes that it was the...
  • Asian Dets Death for Adultery in Abu Dhabi (Stoning)

    05/05/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 04, 2014
    An Abu Dhabi criminal court sentenced an Asian housemaid to stoning to death after she was found guilty of committing adultery while married. The maid had been rushed to hospital following abdominal pains and tests showed she was pregnant after sleeping with another man. Newspapers said the maid confessed in court that she committed adultery and the judge handed down the sentence on the basis of her confession in line with Islamic law. It was the first time in many years that a person was sentenced to stoning to death in such a case in the UAE. Judicial sources said...
  • LA Mayor: Donald Sterling Will Put Up 'Long Fight' To Keep Clippers

    05/04/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    It's Jew Vs. Jew as Battle Over Team Heats Up.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a “long, protracted fight” to retain ownership of the team after being banned for life from the National Basketball Association because of racial comments. Garcetti, appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program, was asked about a potential boycott of Clippers games if Sterling balks and said, “I would certainly keep that arrow in my quiver.” Last week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and imposed a lifetime ban after...
  • Donald Sterling flap is also disturbing for what it says about sex

    04/30/2014 7:06:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    Race is, hands down, the most repulsive aspect of the Donald Sterling scandal. But sex is a close second. To listen to the taped conversation between the octogenarian owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the 30-something V. Stiviano is to glimpse the tawdry and inherently unequal arrangement between — well, let’s put it primly, benefactor and recipient. The Sterling-Stiviano deal appears to involve a transaction as old as time. We’ve seen it before, yet we rarely see inside it in such unvarnished, ugly form. Just look at the photos of the pair courtside, and you know what’s up: Sterling,...
  • Wife Of L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Sues His Mistress For Millions

    04/28/2014 6:25:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 79 replies
    RADAR ^ | APR 27, 2014
    Wife Of L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Sues His Mistress For Millions She Says He’s Spent On Her Posted on Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:32AM | By Radar Staff Rochelle Sterling is mad as hell and she’s not going to take it any more. Married to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for 50 years, Rochelle has watched him lavish millions of dollars on his new girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, the past few years. She wants the spending stopped and the money back.
  • Bob Coy: Moral Failure?

    04/26/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 9 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    The lives of many were rocked by the recent news that Bob Coy, founder and former pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale—a bourgeoning mega-church—stepped down because of a sexual scandal. The reason for his doing so was described as “moral failure.” Sadly, sordid details including adultery and a longstanding pornography habit have also emerged. The damage from this is great. Many must be asking, “If Bob Coy can’t figure this out, what hope is there for me?” Bob Coy’s story shows that he had become a slave of lust. Of course, few in the secular press or even in the...
  • Oops, He Did it Again!

    04/25/2014 12:40:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 131 replies
    http://blog.steveskojec.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Steve Skojec
    So, the phone call happened. Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion, according to the woman’s husband, in an apparent contradiction of Catholic law. Julio Sabetta, from San Lorenzo in the Pope’s home country, said his wife, Jacqueline Sabetta Lisbona, spoke with Francis on Monday. Jacqueline Sabetta Lisbona wrote to the pontiff in September to ask for clarification on the Communion issue, according to her husband, who said his divorced status had prevented her from receiving the sacrament. “She spoke with the Pope, and...
  • New Hampshire moves to scrap adultery law

    04/19/2014 11:30:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2014 at 10:22 am | Reid Wilson
    A 200-year-old law criminalizing marital infidelity could be repealed this year if a measure moving through the New Hampshire legislature passes the Senate in coming days. The law, on the books since the early 19th Century, makes adultery a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the state House last week moved to repeal the law in an overwhelming, bipartisan vote. …
  • Report: Video shows Vance McAllister kissing staffer

    04/07/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Freshman GOP Rep. Vance McAllister (La.) - who ran as conservative Christian - has been caught on video in a romantic encounter with a woman believed to be on his congressional staff just before Christmas. The Ouachita Citizen, a newspaper based in West Monroe, La., posted a Dec. 23 surveillance video purportedly from inside McAllister’s district office in Monroe. The video shows McAllister kissing a woman identified by the newspaper as a congressional staffer for the first-term lawmaker. Federal payroll records show she is a part-time aide who began working for McAllister the day after he won his seat last...
  • Husband of Woman Caught Canoodling With Vance McAllister Says 'He Has Wrecked My Life'; Will Divorce

    04/08/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Heath Peacock, 34, the husband of Melissa Hixon Peacock, 33, who was caught on video canoodling with her boss, Vance McAllister, 40, a GOP congressman from Louisiana who touts his Christian faith, says the incident has "wrecked" his life and he and his wife who has since been fired are now heading for divorce. "I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I'm going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,"...
  • Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Resigns Over 'Moral Failing'

    04/08/2014 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    In a stunning revelation Sunday senior officials of the Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States, announced that their popular founding pastor Bob Coy, 58, has resigned after "confessing to a moral failing." An official statement on the resignation from the Florida church revealed that Coy confessed his failing to the church's leadership team last Thursday and resigned immediately after that. "On April 3, 2014, Bob Coy resigned as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from...
  • 'I'm asking for forgiveness': Married Christian lawmaker apologizes after he's caught on video

    04/08/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Louise Boyle
    A married, conservative Christian politician with five children who was caught on video kissing a female staffer at his office has offered a contrite apology. GOP Representative Vance McAllister of Louisiana, is allegedly seen on tape passionately kissing a woman believed to be Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, 33. Surveillance tape from December 23 recorded inside McAllister's office in Monroe, shows him engaged in a stolen clinch with Peacock, who is his district scheduler - and the wife of a childhood friend.
  • Pastor of Florida megachurch resigns over ‘moral failure’

    04/07/2014 3:47:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    religion news ^ | 4/6/14 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale congregation over a “moral failing.” A statement on the church’s website reported the news: ”On April 3, 2014, Bob Coy resigned as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church he has led since its founding in 1985,”...
  • Adultery site big in Japan where marriage reigns (“Ashley Madison”)

    04/02/2014 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 12:54 PM EDT | Yuri Kageyama
    Ashley Madison, the world’s biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface but, deep inside, couples want to cheat. That’s why it is scoring big in Japan. The nation that prides itself on conformity and proper appearances reached a million users in eight and a half months, the fastest pace among any of the 37 countries where the adultery site operates. The previous record was Brazil at 10 months. The U.S., which has the biggest number of users at 13 million, took a year to achieve the one million mark. Spain...
  • Jesus loves kidnappers, too...

    03/19/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    FideCogitActio: "Omnis per gratiam" ^ | March 19, 2014 | Codgitator
    “5 Now the end of the commandment is charity, from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith. 6 From which things some going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling: 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for the just man, but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly, and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of...
  • Which Bill Clinton Girlfriend Are You?

    03/08/2014 12:25:05 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 23 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 8, 2014 | AbaraXas
    Come take the quiz...
  • African voices in Catholic divorce debate boost conservative side

    03/01/2014 1:39:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 26, 2014 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    In the mounting Catholic debate over whether a ban on divorced and remarried believers receiving communion and the other sacraments should be relaxed, bishops from Africa are invoking an argument against change that wouldn’t occur naturally to most Westerners: polygamy.
  • Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

    02/19/2014 4:44:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 February 2014 | David Smith
    Ethopian teenager says she was raped by seven men last August, and now faces possible sentence of death by stoning. ... The woman is charged with adultery, although she denied the charges and is pleading not guilty on the basis that the sexual act was against her will. Her attempt to make a complaint of rape has been denied on the technicality that she is under investigation on other charges and she should have complained at the time of the incident. Her request for bail has been denied by the attorney general. "The intention to place culpability on the part...
  • A Slide Show of Sanctity – A Homily for the 6th Sunday of the Year

    02/16/2014 2:26:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel for this Weekend’s Mass we are well into the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and today we cover a good deal of Chapter 5. In a way the Lord is drawing a picture for us of the transformed human person. He is presenting a kind of slide show of what sanctity really is. In understanding this rather lengthy text we do well to reflect on it in three parts.I. The Power of New Life in Christ – We have discussed before that an important principle of the Christian moral vision is to understand that it is...