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  • LA archdiocese cancels abortion conference on cathedral property

    06/22/2017 9:05:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has cancelled an event featuring Planned Parenthood activists scheduled to take place Friday on its cathedral property. "Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women's Health," an event by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, was booked to be held at the Conference Center at Cathedral Plaza located on the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral. It's "a full-service event site located in a convenient downtown location, adjacent to LA's impressive landmark, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels," the Center's website...
  • “Most Courageous” Parish Priest . . . Plans To Start Retired Life As “Hermit Monk” In Maui [CatCauc]

    06/22/2017 8:42:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | June 21, 2017 | Dexter Duggan
    A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more from prelates concerned about earthly matters than religious ones. Fr. Richard Perozich, sometimes involved in news events reported in The Wanderer, gave a farewell talk in early June to about 30 members of Ecclesia Militans of San Diego, conservative lay Catholics for whom he served as spiritual adviser. Perozich’s final assignment as pastor, ending at the close of June, is at Immaculate Conception Church in...
  • A Brief Meditation on the Fiery “Violence” of Love

    06/22/2017 7:19:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Meditation on the Fiery “Violence” of Love Msgr. Charles Pope • June 21, 2017 • One of the great paradoxes of creation and our existence in God’s world is that many blessings are unlocked by explosive, even violent forces. The very cosmos itself is in a kind of process of hurtling outward in a massive explosion. And here we are, living midway (?) through that explosion.When I see fireworks on the Fourth of July, I often think that each of those beautiful, fiery explosions is a miniature replica of the cosmos. Everywhere in the universe, the burning...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-17, OM, Sts. John Fisher&Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2017 8:26:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies ^ | 06-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2017 Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 11:1-11Brothers and sisters:If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me!Please put up with me.For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God,since I betrothed you to one husbandto present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning,your thoughts may be corruptedfrom a sincere and pure commitment to Christ.For if someone comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached,or if you receive a different spirit from...
  • De Mattei: The Scandal of Silence [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 20. 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: The Scandal of Silence By Roberto de Mattei June 20, 2017 The four Cardinals, authors of the “dubia” concerning Amoris Laetitia, have made public through Sandro Magister’s blog  a request for an audience presented by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to the Pope last April 25th, but just like the “dubia” it has received no response. The deliberate  silence of Pope Francis – who receives a good deal less relevant personalities at Santa Marta  to discuss issues of a good deal less importance for the life of the Church – is the reason for the publication of the document. In this filial...
  • Those in ‘grave sin’ cannot receive Communion until ‘contrition, confession, and reparation’

    06/21/2017 7:54:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Pope’s doctrine chief: Those in ‘grave sin’ cannot receive Communion until ‘contrition, confession, and reparation’ Pete Baklinski Follow Pete amoris laetitia , catholic , communion , communion for remarried , gerhard müller , pope francis ROME, Italy, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Holy Communion cannot be given to Catholics who have left a “valid” marriage and have become civilly divorced and remarried to someone else until they have repented of and confessed “all grave sin,” said the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a new interview published today. “Contrition, confession, and reparation are the three necessary elements for absolution....
  • Monsignor Bux: We Are in a Full Crisis of Faith

    06/21/2017 4:27:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/21/17 | Edward Pentin
    Theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith calls on the Pope to make a declaration of faith, warning that unless the Pope safeguards doctrine, he cannot impose discipline. To resolve the current crisis in the Church over papal teaching and authority, the Pope must make a declaration of faith, affirming what is Catholic and correcting his own “ambiguous and erroneous” words and actions that have been interpreted in a non-Catholic manner. This is according to Monsignor Nicola Bux, a respected theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during...
  • Chaldean Patriarch: To Rebuild Villages of Nineveh Plain..Christians Must Not Remain Passive

    06/21/2017 4:18:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 6/20/17
    Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - The towns and villages of the Nineveh Plain once inhabited by Christians, after three years of jihadist occupation, try to start all over again also thanks to the generous and concrete support of foreign organizations and volunteers, eager to help Iraqi Christians in this difficult historical phase. But a real rebirth will only be possible if the local populations free themselves from the attitude of those who constantly complain and remain passive, "waiting to receive everything from the State and charitable organizations". This is the call that Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako wanted to address to...
  • Pope to Skip Holding Pre-Consistory Meeting With Cardinals?

    06/21/2017 4:09:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/21/17 | Edward Pentin
    As with the previous consistory of new cardinals, the Pope appears to have decided against a meeting with members of the College of Cardinals. For the second time in a row, it appears Pope Francis won't be convening a meeting of cardinals ahead of next Wednesday’s consistory for the creation of five new red hats. In a statement released today, the Vatican only gave details of the consistory for the creation of new cardinals, a courtesy visit, and Mass on the Solemnity of the Saints Apostles Peter and Paul the following day, during which he will impose the Pallia on...

    06/21/2017 2:06:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 21, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    Why Have Transitory Gay Seminarians? News: Commentary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Print by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  June 21, 2017    8 CommentsIf the clerical sex abuse crisis is perpetrated by gay priests, then why ordain gay men? The U.S. bishops have consistently reported since 2004 until present that the clerical sex abuse scandal was perpetrated predominantly by homosexual priests. Seeing the tremendous devastation that this has caused to the Church and society, why keep in the seminary those men who have homosexual tendencies? According to an article published...
  • The Four Cardinals Plead for an Audience; Why It Will Never Happen [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 11:40:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 20, 2017 | Christoper A. Ferrara
    The Four Cardinals Plead for an Audience Why It Will Never Happen by Christopher A. Ferrara June 20, 2017 The Corrispondenza Romana website has just published the full text of a letter from Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to Pope Bergoglio dated April 25, 2017. Cardinal Caffarra is one of the four cardinals who presented to Pope Bergoglio the famous and never-answered dubia concerning the disastrous Amoris Laetitia (AL). He is also the cardinal whom Sister Lucia warned about the coming “final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan” over “marriage and the family” — the battle now raging throughout...

    06/21/2017 10:04:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 21, 2017 | Michael Sean Winters
    Bishops intervene so strongly, that USCCB President scrapped plans to disband the working group on immigration After years of avoiding contentious discussions in public session, and holding debates behind closed doors in executive session, this year’s spring general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Indianapolis witnessed a return to the often heated debates of the 1970s and 1980s.Leading the discussion were two of the three Americans made cardinals at last November’s consistory, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark - who last month welcomed an LGBT Catholic group to his Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - and Cardinal Blase...
  • Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon!

    06/21/2017 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon! Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2017 • There is a specific depiction of Christ known as Christ Pantocrator. It was widespread in the ancient world and still is today. The title “Pantocrator” is most often translated as “The Almighty One” or “The Omnipotent One.” It comes from the Greek words παντός (pantos, meaning all) and κράτος (kratos, meaning strength, might, or power).In the particular image at right, Christ is seated (as a sign of authority). In many of the specific images he holds a book, sometimes open and...
  • BAD LANGUAGE ; A load of empty words with no power to save.[Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 8:54:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 21, 2017 | Michael Voris
    Do you remember the two shocking synods in October of 2014 and 2015? Lots and lots of controversy as it became increasingly clear that something completely crooked was going on. One of the leading behind the scenes characters was Washington D.C.'s Cdl. Donald Wuerl, who kept pushing the ridiculous notion that you can change the practice of something without causing a change in the doctrine — sort of like they don't really have anything to do with each other. Sure they don't. Among various cardinals and archbishops, Wuerl was out front in describing the synods as what he termed a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-17, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2017 9:06:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 06-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2017 Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-11Brothers and sisters, consider this:whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in all things, always having all you need,you may have an abundance for every good work.As it is written: He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;his righteousness endures forever. The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for foodwill supply...
  • Cardinal Zenari: Signs of "Improvement" in Syria but Christians Continue to Suffer

    06/20/2017 7:39:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 6/19/17
    In Aleppo, up to two-thirds of the Christian population has left the city, about half has left the rest of the country. Jobs must be provided for those who remain, education to their children, and "spiritual support" so that they can continue the mission of "bearing witnesses to Christ" in a Muslim-majority country. Next week, the cardinal will meet with the pope.Rome (AsiaNews) - In recent weeks, "violence seems to have dropped" in Damascus and other areas of Syria, but not in “Raqqa and other parts of that province" where "heavy fighting" continues. Another critical area is "in the south,...
  • Vatican II Contributed to Abuse Scandal, Says Priest

    06/20/2017 7:27:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/20/17 | Staff Reporter
    After the Council, the Church thought it was better to 'redeem' abuser priests than to punish them, Mgr Peter Smith claimedA priest has told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry that the reforms of the Second Vatican Council contributed to the Church’s “horrible mistakes” on abuse. According to the Scottish Catholic Observer, Mgr Peter Smith, former chancellor of Glasgow archdiocese, said the Church accepted conventional wisdom of the 1970s that it was “better to repair the [abuser], to fix them or to redeem them”, than punish them. In that era priests accused of abuse could be sent for therapy rather than...
  • Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center

    06/20/2017 4:58:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Parrish
    Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center June 20, 2017 By Andrew Parrish June 20th, 2017 (LOS ANGELES, California) – On Friday, June 23rd, the Center at Cathedral Plaza in Los Angeles will be hosting a conference at which two representatives of Planned Parenthood will speak. Entitled “Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women’s Health”, the conference is hosting “two of California’s leading women’s health advocates,” Kathy Kneer and Sue Dunlap. The provided biographies of the two women leave no doubt that by “women’s health” they mean “abortion.” Kathy Kneer has been President and...
  • Understanding the subtext of LGBTQ “welcome” [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2017 3:13:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jim Russell
    Understanding the subtext of LGBTQ “welcome” It is becoming quite clear that the welcome required by people who claim false sexual identities for themselves is not as much welcome as it is a kind of blinking contest, a game of “chicken.” June 19, 2017 Jim Russell General 1 (Photo: There is a head-scratching pretense at work currently in some corners of Catholic and secular media—and even some media focal points such as the .It’s apparently newsworthy that the Catholic Church has finally, at long last, taken the first baby-steps toward actually welcoming the “LGBTQ Community.” And it’s all the...
  • New Pontifical Academy of Life Appointee Supports Euthanasia by Starvation [Catholic Caucus

    06/20/2017 1:44:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Guernsey
    New Pontifical Academy of Life Appointee Supports Euthanasia by Starvation An ethics study group for the Italian Jesuit magazine Aggiornamenti Sociali, headed by Fr. Maurizio Chiodi, a newly appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and a theologian of the Northern Italian Theological Faculty of Milan, has joined Italian euthanasia activists in supporting a bill that would legalize physician assisted suicide and/or euthanasia in certain cases. The bill has already been approved by the House and is now before the Italian Senate.  Fr. Chiodi's study group  cites "proportionalism" to argue that terminally ill cancer patients and those in a persistent...