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  • KENTUCKY BISHOP INSISTS ON SPEAKING AT PRO-LGBT SYMPOSIUM [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 12:05:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 26, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Kentucky Bishop Insists on Speaking at Pro-LGBT Symposium Print Friendly and PDF AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Print by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant.com • April 26, 2017 5 Comments Bp. John Stowe will participate in the conference hosted by condemned New Ways Ministry CHICAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In spite of Church Militant's reports last year highlighting the scandal caused by a Kentucky bishop's participation at an upcoming pro-LGBT symposium, Bp. John Stowe is going forward with the invitation. In December, Church Militant reported that Stowe, head of the Lexington diocese,...
  • PopeWatch: Venezuela [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 11:15:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    The American Catholic ^ | April 26, 2017 | Donald R. McClarey
    PopeWatch: Venezuela Wednesday, April 26, AD 2017 Donald R. McClarey  The Pope has gone silent on Venezuela where a low level civil war is underway as desperate people take to the streets against their Castro wannabe government.  Father Raymond de Souza wonders why:  For a brief period, the Vatican was involved as a mediator in talks between the Maduro regime and the opposition. The government was happy for the Vatican role, for it believed that it gave them added legitimacy. The opposition trusted the Church because of the longstanding criticism of Chavismo by the Venezuelan bishops, led by Cardinal Jorge Urosa...
  • Cardinal Cupich remains silent on ‘LGBT Catholics’ event in his own diocese

    04/26/2017 10:42:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 25, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    CHICAGO, April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Next week in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Catholic bishop of Lexington, Kentucky will speak to a symposium organized by a dissident group condemned by the Vatican and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich hasn't commented on the event taking place within his archdiocese, nor acted to prevent his fellow bishop from speaking there. Bishop John Stowe of the Diocese of Lexington is scheduled to speak at New Ways Ministry's 2017 conference, titled "Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis." He's defended his decision to do...
  • 2017 Rome Life Forum to address ‘tragic errors’ Our Lady of Fatima predicted [Cath Cauc]

    04/26/2017 10:34:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 25, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    ROME, Italy, April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Next month, pro-life and pro-family leaders from around the world will gather for two days before the Rome March for Life to strategize on overcoming the crisis in the Catholic Church and international threats to life and family. "The 2017 Rome Life Forum comes at a critical time in the life of the Church: 100 years after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima calling for repentance and conversion, and just over a year after the publication of Amoris Laetitia," said John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief and co-founder of LifeSiteNews. "The pro-life and pro-family movement...
  • The Knights of Malta Have an Extra Grand Elector. The Pope [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 10:27:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 25, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The Knights of Malta Have an Extra Grand Elector. The Pope > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*To some, the interdict brought down by the pope on the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra' Matthew Festing, seemed to be going too far. To others, not far enough.The fact is that for 7pm on Thursday, April 27, on the eve of his journey to Egypt, Francis has convened at Casa Santa Marta a hefty representation of the members of the Order who have come to Rome to appoint their new superior...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, 04-24-17

    04/26/2017 9:32:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 04-24-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Painting of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen | photo by Andreas PraefckeSaint Fidelis of Sigmaringen Saint of the Day for April 24 (1577 – April 24, 1622)  Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen’s Story If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint’s life.Born in 1577, Mark Rey became a lawyer who constantly upheld the causes of the poor and oppressed people. Nicknamed “the poor man’s lawyer,” Rey soon grew disgusted with the corruption and injustice he saw among his...
  • Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles?

    04/26/2017 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 25, 2017 • It is curious that upon rising from the dead the Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene and other women before appearing to the Apostles, His chosen witnesses. It is even stranger that He sent the women to the Apostles as witnesses, given that women were not considered valid witnesses at that time. Indeed, the Apostles do resist their testimony, considering it fanciful. While this behavior makes many modern people wince, it is not presented as a way of approving those reactions,...
  • The Müller Cover-up [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 7:10:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 26, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Pope and the Cardinal go together, hand in hand As Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller is charged with the duty to “spread sound doctrine and defend those points of Christian tradition which seem in danger because of new and unacceptable doctrines.” When confronted with the “new and unacceptable doctrines” enunciated in the disastrous Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia, however, Müller engages in a shameless cover-up, leaving it to concerned members of the laity to defend the Church’s infallible moral teaching from AL’s blatant attack upon it. In an interview published by...
  • ... the Uncertain Legacy of Dorothy Day: A disturbing glimpse into the "Catholic Worker"

    04/26/2017 5:51:57 AM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 4 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Dorothy Day founded an ongoing series of weekly talks at the Worker, dedicated to “the clarification of thought”. These talks continue to the present. Now, however, some Catholic Workers complain, most of the talks are immersed in the hard left and the thinking expressed is actually “The Calcification of Thought”, one wag has quipped mournfully. Today, attendees of these weekly lectures have encountered the following ideas: - Anti Israel, Anti-“Zionist”, Anti “Usury”, Anti “NEOCON” and pro-Iranian, pro-Assad, pro-PLO propaganda. - Support for violent riots in American cities - The return of antiquated Marxist terminology, like castigating peoples' opinions as "bourgeois"....
  • Shroud of Turin coins may finally have been identified

    04/26/2017 2:52:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 26, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    New technology offers additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. In an interview with RCF Liège, the numismatist Agostino Sferrazza addressed the old question on the coins that cover the eyes of the Man of the Shroud. According to his conclusions, these pieces must have been coined in the days of Pontius Pilate, circa the year 29. This could constitute an additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.Back in 1976, the hypothesis of the presence of coins covering the eyes of the Man of the Shroud was first introduced, thanks to a 3D...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-26-17

    04/25/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 26, 2017 Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26The high priest rose up and all his companions,that is, the party of the Sadducees,and, filled with jealousy,laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail.But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison,led them out, and said,"Go and take your place in the temple area,and tell the people everything about this life."When they heard this,they went to the temple early in the morning and taught.When the high priest and his companions arrived,they convened the Sanhedrin,the full...
  • Italian bishop granted early retirement after begging to return to missionary work

    04/25/2017 8:11:31 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | 24 Apr 2017 | Catholic News Service
    Bishop Gianfranco Todisco asked to be sent 'to the farthest, most disadvantaged' diocese Pope Francis accepted the early retirement request of Italian Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, who begged to be allowed to return to missionary work or to be sent “to the farthest, most disadvantaged” diocese. The Vatican announced Bishop Todisco’s resignation on April 21 as Bishop of Melfi-Rapolla-Venosa in southern Italy. The bishop is 71, and the normal retirement age is 75.
  • After Easter, Chileans on horseback take sacraments to homebound

    04/25/2017 8:07:49 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 3 replies
    CatholicPhilly.com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jane Chambers
    The priests and helpers came on horses and bicycles carrying red, white and blue Chilean flags and metal crosses. Their mission: to pray and give Communion to the old and infirm, parishioners who could not get to church on Easter Sunday. In Chile, it is known as “La Fiesta de Cuasimodo” (Quasimodo’s Festival), and it takes place every year on the Sunday after Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. This year on April 23, Santiago Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati and 4,000 other helpers went to the foothills of the Andes, to the city of Colina, about 20 miles north of Santiago, to help...
  • His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

    04/25/2017 7:57:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    TED ^ | April 2017 | Pope Francis
    A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint George, 04-23-17

    04/25/2017 6:59:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 04-23-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint George and the Dragon | Gustave MoreauSaint George Saint of the Day for April 23 (c. 280 – April 23, 303)  Saint George’s Story Saint George is the object of a vast amount of imagination. There is every reason to believe that he was a real martyr who suffered at Lydda in Palestine, probably before the time of Constantine. The Church adheres to his memory, but not to the legends surrounding his life. That he was willing to pay the supreme price to follow Christ is what the Church believes. And it is...
  • After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

    04/25/2017 5:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.” What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, whom Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican in...
  • What Catholics Can Learn About Islam from a Former Muslim

    04/25/2017 3:09:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 25, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    Many Catholics look upon Islam as an ally in the struggle against militant secularism. Since Muslims are opposed to permissiveness, pornography, same-sex “marriage,” and other aspects of the secularist agenda, many Catholics assume that they must share similar values about marriage and sexuality.But this is not the case. The Islamic emphasis on modesty and chastity shouldn’t be confused with the Christian standard. Christian sexual ethics are based on respect for women, whereas Islamic sexual ethics are motivated in large part by a disparagement of women.Islamic family values are not about honoring women, but about protecting a man’s honor. And,...
  • Democrats to Catholics: Get Lost

    04/25/2017 2:46:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | April 25, 2017 | BRIAN BURCH
    The Democratic Party charade on abortion is finally over.Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has declared that every Democrat must be 100% pro-abortion. And according to an official statement: “that is not negotiable.”What does this mean?Tolerance, diversity, and ‘choice’ be damned. Every Democrat must now support the party platform which includes abortion on demand, for any reason, during any month of pregnancy, up to and including partial-birth abortion. And of course, taxpayers must pay for it.The game is up: Fall in line, or get out.The Democratic Party has told Catholics who believe in the sanctity of life that...
  • The Laity Roar While the Cardinals Meow: The Catastrophe ... [Cath Cauc]

    04/25/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The leading Vaticanist Sandro Magister continues his indispensable role in chronicling what can only be called "the Bergoglian debacle," which has reached its nadir with the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL). In his blog post of April 22, Magister provides a link to the integral Italian text (translations mine) of an intervention by Dr. Claudio Pierantoni, Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Chile. His was one of six addresses delivered in Rome at a conference of lay academics, the theme of which was AL's attack, in Chapter 8, on the Church's traditional teaching concerning the moral law. Pierantoni...
  • Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if she thinks migration is her real mission: Cardinal Sarah [Cath Cauc]

    04/25/2017 11:44:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 25, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    The Church would ignore the "real crisis" she faces today if she focuses on social justice issues rather than her basic mission to evangelize, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns in a newly-published interview. “The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants, etc. while neglecting evangelisation,” the cardinal told Aid to the Church in Need on April 18. Sarah, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said that while...