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  • Gingrich: Conservatives Will Have to Accept Marriage 'Equality'

    12/20/2012 3:05:19 PM PST · by Kazan · 322 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/2012 | Stephen Feller
    <p>Newt Gingrich said that conservatives will have to accept marriage equality after three more states this year voted to allow same sex marriage and more will likely do the same in the 2014 election.</p> <p>The former Speaker of the House said he didn’t expect gay rights to become the “wave” issue it has, but that he can accept the difference between a marriage in a church and a legal document, reported Huffington Post.</p>
  • Phoenix nun excommunicated over abortion decision speaks out (honored by CTA)

    11/07/2011 10:44:21 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 5, 2011
    PHOENIX — The hospital official who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church last year is speaking out for the first time.Sister Margaret McBride, who was targeted by Bishop Thomas Olmsted for her role in a lifesaving medical procedure that the bishop deemed an abortion, will be honored this weekend by Call to Action, a national group that supports a married priesthood, women priests, gay marriage and other positions that the church opposes.“Call To Action recognizes Sister Margaret’s careful work with a complex issue, her courage in a time of censorship and public pressure, and her witness to the need to...
  • Will Those Who Took an Oath Save Our Republic?(March on DC-Veterans Day 2011)-MUST see

    10/24/2011 3:55:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 58 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 10-24-11 | JB Williams
    *snip* A veterans groups called The Veteran Defenders of America has now answered that question. In a documented Call-to-Action titled a – A Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic – former Military and Law Enforcement Officers have come together to demand that all oath-takers immediately execute their oaths in preservation of the Constitutional Republic. At present, every member of the Military, Law Enforcement, Justice, Congress and federal employment is in direct violation of their oaths. As they stand idly by allowing an anti-American transformation of our constitutional form of government, they do so in direct violation of the oaths they...
  • Breaking! Vets Call for Removal of Obama, Biden, and Cabinet Now!

    Citizens Awake: “Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic” Demands Call for Removal of Obama and Biden, and more! The following excerpts are from the “Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic.” It must be read by all citizens to understand the gravity of the situation we are now facing. All members in Congress have received this notification! The Veterans in our nation have combined their efforts to prepare this Call to Action. An undisclosed number of American Veterans and former service members have come together to prepare and present this Call-to-Action on behalf of the U.S. Constitution, the Republic, the Rule...
  • The Lorena Bobbitt of Politics attempts to Decapitate the US

    05/04/2010 10:10:02 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 12 replies · 374+ views
    The Right Mixx ^ | May 4, 2010 | Honey & Vinegar
    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 The Lorena Bobbitt of Politics Attempts to Decapitate the US! Our government surely wants to destroy us! US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announces declassification of one of the Nations most guarded secrets. "Beginning today, the United States will make public the number of nuclear weapons in our stockpile and the number of weapons we have dismantled since 1991," Mrs Clinton said. "So for those who doubt that the United States will do its part on disarmament, this is our record, these are our commitments and they send a clear, unmistakable signal." Following this statement Clinton...
  • Al Qaeda, Taliban, Obama Allies to 'Risk Arrest' at White House Protest (Inside-Outside Game)

    09/27/2009 10:49:31 AM PDT · by kristinn · 100 replies · 7,428+ views
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 | Kristinn
    Leftist anti-American, terrorist-supporting groups have announced they will hold a "non-violent direct action" protest at the White House on Monday, October 5th calling for the complete withdrawal of American forces from the Afghanistan and Pakistan theaters in the war on terror, thereby giving victory to al Qaeda and the Taliban.One of the groups leaders is Code Pink's Jodie Evans, an early and top financier of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The millionairess Evans is an acknowledged expert in playing the inside-outside game of radical politics--playing the radical on the streets while being chauffered in a Cadillac Escalade to high-level meetings with...
  • What to do about Washington: Restore America Again

    09/18/2009 10:00:14 AM PDT · by Freeter · 3 replies · 513+ views
    Blog site ^ | 09/07/2009 | DMZUNIGA
    Q: What is the AmericaAgain! project; what is its purpose? A: It’s a private charitable trust whose purposes are: a) We The People exercising our right of self-government by enforcing the U.S. Constitution in the courts of the sovereign States as has always been our duty; b) drafting and enacting reform legislation to serve the People, not corporate or socialist interests; and c) lawfully spreading Tax Honesty to shrink federal government by the power of the purse.
  • Freeper Call To Arms

    08/11/2009 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Brytani · 2 replies · 604+ views
    Self | August 11, 2009 | Brytani
    ATTENTION FREEPERS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Free Republic is in need of a volunteer to assist with the DC Convention. We are looking for a Freeper who has experience with graphics and/or internet ads who is willing an able over the next few days to lend FR their time and talent. Please contact Brytani by Freepmail if you can help us! Serious inquiries only please....
  • Global "Safe Abortion" Conference Denies Conscience Protections, Risks of Abortion

    06/19/2009 2:02:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 344+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/09 | Samantha Singson
    NEW YORK, NY, June 19, 2009 (C-FAM) - A year-and-a-half after the "Global 'Safe Abortion'" conference took place in London, abortion advocates Marie Stopes International and Ipas just released the conference report detailing the abortion movement’s worldwide strategy. While organizers claimed that the primary objective of the conference was to "save women's lives and reduce maternal mortality," the report reveals that participants prioritized a so-called "right" to "safe and legal abortion" above all else – dismissing any evidence of its harmful effects on women and even denying the right of conscientious medical professionals to object to participating in abortions. The...
  • FREE REPUBLIC @ ALABAMA: General Thread

    02/24/2009 8:14:59 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 78 replies · 3,946+ views
    02/24/2009
    Okay everyone, welcome to the general Alabama thread on Free Republic! Use this thread to post interesting news, tidbits, plans, meeting times, or just to converse with your fellow people of Alabama. This thread will be used to properly coordinate FR activism and various other activities...and, if things go well, serve as the proper thread for Alabama FR chapters to plan and organize. Hope you all make good use of it!
  • Regarding; Call to action:Possible Action Items for FReeper Conventions - OHIO

    02/20/2009 1:10:06 PM PST · by nomad · 62 replies · 3,386+ views
    Jim Robinson ^ | 02/20/09 | nomad
    On Feb. 18th of 2009, Mr. Robinson posted a thread entitled, Call to action:Possible Action Items for FReeper Conventions. Please consider this both a call for other state chapters to organize, and for the Ohio board to begin organizing local meetings geared towards an eventual freeper grassroots action convention. Now, it is only a personal suggestion that we start at a local level, if you believe that your board already has sufficient cohesion to begin organizing at a state or regional level, then go for it.As conservatives of different stripes, its our right to act as individuals, however, its this...
  • Word of the Day: "former" (Catholic Activists mark end of an era) [Open]

    06/01/2008 4:58:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 105+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 31, 2008 | Carl Olson
    From a Chicago Tribune piece (May 31, 2008) titled, "Catholic activists mark the end of an era": In the late 1970s, with memories of Vietnam still raw and the Cold War raging, hundreds of activists rallied in peace and justice movements, pressing the government for change. Here in Chicago, a former priest and a former nun saw a chance for similar activism within the Roman Catholic Church. In 1976, Dan and Sheila Daley launched Call To Action, a group of Catholics seeking to act out God's vision in society and hold leaders accountable. Hmmm..."similar activism"—that is, not just questioning authority,...
  • Call to…Puppetry? (Call To Action's Closing Liturgy) [Not on a full stomach alert]

    05/07/2008 10:33:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies · 932+ views
    Charlotte was both ^ | May 7, 2008 | Amy Welborn
    Last week, the West Coast Call to Action had its conference in San Jose. This blogs links to a video of the Closing Liturgy. Here’s a direct link to the video.Playing “spot the liturgical abuse” is not the point. Nor is snarking at the average age of the participants. (Just heading off the predictable commentary at the pass here. Let’s go deeper.)What I am just not grasping, despite my pretty strong powers of empathy, is the gestalt at work here.Why does everyone think the giant liturgical puppets are so awesome?This has got to be one of the oddest things...
  • CA: McClintock's Call to Action on Budget

    07/19/2007 8:08:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 311+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 7/19/07 | Tom McClintock
    ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS COLLAPSING ON BUDGET TONIGHT! THE VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR 8:15 PM TONIGHT. PLEASE CONTACT ASSEMBLY AND SENATE REPUBLICAN OFFICES AND DEMAND THAT THEY HOLD FIRM FOR A BALANCED BUDGET. The Assembly is convening tonight to adopt another seriously out-of-balance state budget (SB 77). Worse, it sets in motion obligations that will cause a catastrophic shortfall for the following year. And worst of all, it plans on continuing the process of “escheat,” in which the state controller loots safe deposit boxes, retirement and college funds – any assets that are idle for just three years – to deposit in...
  • (Bishop) Bruskewitz besieged!

    12/27/2006 3:41:45 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 704+ views
    Off the Record ^ | December 26, 2006 | Diogenes
    Brace yourself, Bishop B. You've been "targeted" by the power hitters at National Call To Action, who intend to bombard you with fragrant and well-spelled letters indicting you for failure to comply with the alternative sexualities audit conducted by the Office of Child & Youth Protection. And not only that, but the CTA folks are ratting you out to Bishop William Skylstad, whose own diocese -- so punctilious are its pastors -- has complied itself into receivership. The NCR reports: Nicole Sotelo, codirector of national Call to Action, said her organization intends to mount a letter-writing campaign to Lincoln, Neb.,...
  • Vatican confirms excommunication for US dissident group

    12/08/2006 7:51:35 AM PST · by Petrosius · 27 replies · 558+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | Dec. 7, 2006
    Dec. 7, 2006 (CWNews.com) - The Vatican has confirmed an American bishop's decision to excommunicate members of the dissident group Call to Action. Call to Action is "causing damage to the Church of Christ," wrote Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re (bio - news), the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, in a letter to Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska. In March 1996, Bishop Bruskewitz had announced the excommunication of all Catholics in his diocese who were members of Call to Action or several other dissident groups which he described as "totally incompatible with the Catholic faith." The Nebraska chapter of...
  • Demonstration calls for more openness in Catholic Church

    06/05/2006 1:38:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 524+ views
    Journal Star ^ | June 4, 2006 | BOB REEVES
    About 50 people demonstrated outside St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School Saturday afternoon, calling for greater openness and inclusiveness in the Roman Catholic Church. The event concluded the 10th anniversary conference of Call to Action Nebraska, part of a nationwide organization seeking reforms in the church. In 1996, Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz announced that local Catholics who joined Call to Action would be excommunicated.  Lincoln is the only diocese in the country to impose such sanctions, said Rachel Pokora, president of Nebraska CTA. About half of those participating in Saturday’s “non-violent action” were CTA members from other parts of the...
  • In which of the following countries are certain types of political free speech a crime?

    03/24/2006 12:30:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies · 1,816+ views
    The American Conservative Union ^ | J. William Lauderback, Executive Vice President
    In which of the following countries are certain types of political free speech a crime? A) China B) The United States The answer may shock you -- because if you answered both "A" and "B," you're very close to being correct!(And you could be 100% correct in a matter of days!) Here's what happened: In 2002, the Senate and House passed what is known as "McCain-Feingold"  -- a constitutionally questionable law that severely restricts the ability of ACU (and other not-for-profit organizations) to give YOU non-partisan information on candidates for federal public office prior to an election. McCain-Feingold essentially...
  • [RAMBLINGS] Bu's Views 12October2005 - Tax Reform Panel==Raise Taxes

    10/12/2005 4:49:39 PM PDT · by bu9418 · 227+ views
    MarkBureau.us ^ | 12October2005 | Mark Bureau
    Tax Reform Panel's Idea of Tax Reform? Raise Taxes President Bush's Panel on Tax Reform has leaked what appears to be a peak at what it will recommend in overhauling and reforming the Federal Income Tax Code. Their recommendation so far? It's to raise taxes under the guise of eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax. Without a detailed history lesson, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) law was passed in the late 1960's because 155 Americans who earned 200,000 dollars or more used legal loopholes to almost eliminate their entire income tax liabilities. Congress closed the loopholes with the AMT yet never...
  • Angela Bonavoglia (Catholic Feminist) Takes On the Men in Skirts

    05/08/2005 6:44:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 746+ views
    Women's News ^ | 04.01.05 | Ann Farmer of the NY Slimes
    Bonavoglia Takes On the Men in Skirts If those who fight for justice are truly blessed, then Angela Bonavoglia must be nearing sainthood. In "Good Catholic Girls," she tells her own charged story and that of other faithful women who seek equality and reform from within the Catholic Church. (WOMENSENEWS)--One Easter Sunday in the late 1980s, Angela Bonavoglia, headed for Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pa.Years earlier, she'd written an article for New Directions for Women, a feminist newspaper, criticizing the Vatican's directive against ordaining women. Since then her frustration had been growing."I know I'm going to...
  • Call to Action calls upon members to bash Pope Benedict XVI

    04/19/2005 8:51:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 35 replies · 945+ views
    Tue, 19 Apr 2005 | Call To Action
    Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 14:15:00 -0700 From: Call To Action Subject: CTA apprehensive at news from Rome Call To Action To our Call To Action family: ==================================================================== The Spirit will be with us... as we move forward together. http://ctamembers.c.topica.com/maadqsZabgc2LbpdCdBeaeQyEw/ The Spirit will be with us as we move forward together We know you share our shock at the selection of Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope. As we were listening to the news coverage we thought, "Is this really the desire of our church?" Then we remembered the images of the cardinals sweeping into the Conclave in their matching robes and...
  • Pope had critics, too

    04/07/2005 1:35:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 3,258+ views
    NorthJerseyNewspapers ^ | 04.06.05 | SAMANTHA HENRY and SUZANNE TRAVERS
    Pope had critics, too As Pope John Paul II is laid to rest this week, debates he fueled in churches throughout the Americas continue to swirl.In the United States and Latin America, John Paul left a church with declining membership, short on clergy, and attempting to heal from the priest sex-abuse scandal.For critics and lay reform groups, his biggest weakness was his refusal to engage in open dialogue.Polls have shown the majority of American Catholics out of step with church doctrine on issues such as contraception, divorce, homosexual unions, married clergy, and women priests, even as they praised the pope's...
  • Vatican has turned down excommunication appeal(Nebraska group members excommunicated!)

    03/05/2005 2:07:18 PM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 1,034+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | March 5, 2005 | Angie Brunkow
    The nine-year-old decision of Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz to excommunicate members of Call to Action and other groups has withstood an appeal, the Diocese of Lincoln announced Friday. The diocese said that the Vatican rejected the appeal "some time ago." Call to Action Nebraska filed the appeal in protest of the blanket excommunication, but the group never heard back from Rome. The Rev. Mark Huber, a spokesman for the diocese, said the appeal was rejected because it challenged a church law - specifically, legislation from the 1996 Synod of the Diocese of Lincoln - that prohibited membership in the organizations....
  • Official of Catholic reform group allegedly denied communion (title misleading)

    03/04/2005 6:03:12 AM PST · by NYer · 57 replies · 733+ views
    Sioux City Journal ^ | March 4, 2005
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- An official with a Catholic reform group that has criticized the church's handling of priest sex-abuse cases says he was denied communion by Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and two other priests. John Krejci, a former priest and co-founder of the Nebraska chapter of Call to Action, said Bruskewitz denied him communion at Sacred Heart parish on Feb. 7, with "an unfriendly wave of his hand." "It was kind of like, "Go away!," Krejci said. "Then he spun around and went back to the alter." Bruskewitz said nothing, Krejci said. Call to Action has long been critical...
  • DNC Call to Action

    10/09/2004 7:44:16 AM PDT · by buffyt · 6 replies · 637+ views
    DNC | 10-9-2004 | Terry McAuliffe
      Dear ____________,You watched John Kerry win the first presidential debate against George Bush with a commanding performance that showed Americans they can expect strong and principled leadership from him as President. But it was your efforts that kept the Republicans from spinning their way to victory. And after the vice presidential debate between John Edwards and Dick Cheney, when the Republican Party sought to mimic your efforts, you again kept the Republicans from claiming a victory that never existed.It's time to rally again. Tonight, John Kerry and George Bush will face off in the second presidential debate. The President...
  • Youth behind resurgence of ancient Catholic ritual

    09/26/2004 5:34:44 AM PDT · by tridentine · 48 replies · 2,357+ views
    Chicago Daily Herald ^ | September 26, 2004 | Vincent Pierri
    With the aroma of incense hovering, the Rev. Eduardo Garcia lifts the communion wafer toward heaven, reciting, "Hoc est enim corpus meum." As the prayer echoes through St. Peter's Catholic Church in Volo, 15-year-old Beth Gammel says this is the moment she feels closest to God. She doesn't understand Latin, but the book she holds translates Garcia's prayer: "For this is my body." For Gammel and a growing number of young people, the once traditional Latin Mass provides a connection to the divine unmatched by any contemporary service. The Catholic rite dating from the 5th century had almost faded into...
  • The time has come and gone that we should be MAD!!!!

    05/25/2004 11:12:48 AM PDT · by ChevyZ28 · 14 replies · 120+ views
    myself | Chevyz28
    We should be angry. Not just angry, but absolutely IRATE!!!
  • The Beginning of The End of The Bernardin Legacy

    05/15/2004 10:58:03 AM PDT · by narses · 69 replies · 1,960+ views
    RCF ^ | Introduction by Stephen Brady
    Just what is the Bernardin Legacy? Ask that simple question to any Catholic and the answers you receive will vary from one extreme to the other. One either loved him or despised him. But regardless of your personal opinion of the man there is one point, I believe, we can all agree on: He was a powerful and influential individual, both politically and spiritually. James Hitchcock wrote in an article published shortly after the Cardinal’s death that: “He [Bernardin] consistently used his influence to promote liberal causes, even attacks on Church teachings and traditions.” Hitchcock went on to say: “...he...
  • Olmsted's stamp on Diocese [of Phoenix]

    05/02/2004 3:32:02 PM PDT · by Phx_RC · 66 replies · 1,053+ views
    East Valley Tribune [AZ] ^ | May 2, 2004 | Lawn Griffiths
    Some 4 1/2 months into his tenure, Bishop Thomas Olmsted has left no doubt that he is what the Vatican ordered when he was named to head the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. A rapid series of recent diocesan actions underscores that Olmsted is a loyal and ardently faithful servant to Pope John Paul II, with whom the bishop once regularly worked during assignments with the Curia in the early 1980s. The pope tapped the 31-year priest last fall to leave his bishop's job in the Diocese of Wichita, Kan., to come to Arizona to rebuild a church rocked by...
  • Priests surveyed on celibacy

    01/31/2004 5:52:33 AM PST · by ninenot · 44 replies · 437+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1/31/04 | Tom Heinen
    Most found to favor discussion of mandate By TOM HEINENtheinen@journalsentinel.com Posted: Jan. 30, 2004 Lay volunteers are surveying diocesan and religious order priests in at least 52 of the country's 195 Roman Catholic dioceses to document how many think the requirement of mandatory celibacy for diocesan priests should be openly discussed by church leaders. The effort is being coordinated by two national reform groups that advocate the ordination of married men and of women - the Chicago-based Call to Action and the Cleveland-based FutureChurch. It is another in a series of ripples that were set in motion last year when...
  • Acting Chair of Bishops Review Board has Call to Action Ties

    11/28/2003 9:13:33 PM PST · by Antoninus · 48 replies · 173+ views
    11/28/03 | Antoninus
    Apologies if I'm late on this, but I haven't seen it discussed here. Last week, Raymond Arroyo interviewed Justice Ann Burke, the acting chair of the Bishop's Review Board on The World Over Live on EWTN. I knew nothing about this person when I began watching the interview, but as it went on, I started hearing buzz words and catch phrases that immediately gave me the willies. Not surprisingly, she was very supportive of the roles Bob Bennett and Leon Panetta were playing on the board. Raymond lobbed some typical softball questions at her, but he did manage to get...
  • Call To Action: Dump Celibacy

    11/08/2003 6:58:17 AM PST · by ninenot · 295 replies · 566+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/8/03 | Tom Heinen
    Optional celibacy backed at Catholic conference By TOM HEINENtheinen@journalsentinel.com Last Updated: Nov. 7, 2003 About 2,800 reform-minded Catholics from around the nation gave a standing ovation Friday to a few of the 169 Milwaukee-area priests who took the rare step of supporting optional celibacy in letters this year to the president of the U.S. bishops conference.Celibacy's History A short history of celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church: 300: The Council of Elvira, a local synod in Spain, mandates celibacy for clergy under its jurisdiction.366: A growing body of papal teachings favors celibacy, but the observance of celibacy is not uniform.1073-1085:...
  • Special Announcement from the Board of Directors

    09/03/2003 11:26:40 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 34 replies · 141+ views
    VetsCoR Website ^ | 09/03/03 | VetsCoR Board
    Special Announcement from the Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is looking to fill two (2) vacancies on the board. Any VOTING MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING, in accordance with the by-laws, may be elected to the Board. If you are a voting member in good standing who is interested in filling one of these vacancies, please contact the Executive Director or any Board Member. All members are requested to join us at our next meeting on September 10, 2003 in our virtual boardroom (#vcr at www.new-enterprises.net) to vote to fill the two vacancies on your Board of Directors....
  • Church is a servant of God, not of Modernist ideologues

    05/15/2003 7:49:59 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 12 replies · 213+ views
    The Providence Visitor ^ | May 15, 2003 | Fr. John A. Kiley
    The Quiet Corner by Fr. John A. Kiley Church is a servant of God, not of Modernist ideologues   When I was a curate at SS. John & Paul Parish in Coventry, it was decided to conduct a sex education course for the eighth grade students. A meeting was first scheduled for parents so they could be informed of the course's content. The meeting night arrived and not one parent showed up. Mystified by the lack of parental concern, a teacher later inquired from some parents regarding their absence. Their response was, "If Father Kiley's involved, everything will be OK....
  • Radio Address by the President to Nation, 4-26-03

    04/26/2003 7:17:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 227+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 4-26-03 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryApril 26, 2003 Radio Address by the President to Nation      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As America continues to fight and win the war on terror, our government is also focused on another national priority, growing our economy and creating jobs. America's economy has been through a lot. We experienced the shock of a terrorist attack; we have endured a recession; we had to deal with some major corporate scandals; we faced the uncertainty of war; and we have seen a slowdown in the global economy, which weakens demand for American goods and services....
  • Enhancing Democracy: the Key to Religious Reform

    12/23/2002 1:48:40 PM PST · by WriteOn · 1 replies · 116+ views
    CTA 2002 Conference ^ | unknown 2002 | James Carroll
    Enhancing Democracy: the Key to Religious Reform by James Carroll Plenary address at 2002 CTA national conference in Milwaukee Carroll develops these themes more fully in his 2002 book, "Toward a New Catholic Church: The Promise of Reform." In the last thirteen months, we Americans have discovered with something approaching astonishment the wild diversity of religious and spiritual impulses that has come to mark not only the planet, but our own nation. "Today," as the great Catholic theologian Karl Rahner put it, "everyone is the next-door neighbor and spiritual neighbor of everyone else in the world." And the organizers...
  • DISSENTING CATHOLICS - A MOST DISTURBING LETTER

    08/05/2002 12:35:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies · 499+ views
    His web site ^ | November 1998 | Most Rev. Dr. Robert M. Bowman
      We Are One: A Pastoral to the Church in Rochester Nov 16, 1998 by Most Rev. Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Presiding Bishop, United Catholic Church   (Those unfamiliar with what has happened to Corpus Christi parish in Rochester, NY may first want to read the background, then return and read this Pastoral.  Go to Background on Corpus Christi)   I, Bob, by the grace of God a successor to the apostles; to the people of God of Corpus Christi parish in Rochester, New York. Greetings. May the joy and peace and love and grace and blessing of Almighty...
  • How Dissident "Catholic" Groups are Trying to Make Gains from the Scandal

    05/30/2002 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 80 replies · 903+ views
    On EWTN radio this morning, I heard a program called "Living His Life Abundantly" with Johnnette Benkovic. Some of you may be familiar with this program. Johnnette's guest today was Mary Jo Anderson, a business woman and mother who turned reporter in response to attacks on the Church from within. What she had to say on today's show was very disturbing and contained a lot of information I had never heard before. Here's the blurb on the show from the LHLA web site: ---------------------------------------- How are dissident groups which claim to be "Catholic" using the current scandal to their advantage?...