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  • Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral [Cath Cauc]

    05/27/2017 7:41:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral Doug Mainwaring Follow Doug catholic , homosexuality , james martin , joseph tobin May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — On Sunday, May 21, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally welcomed homosexuals to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as part of a so-called “LGBT Pilgrimage.” It’s unclear how many were expected to attend, but photographs of the event suggest a modest turnout for a New York City area event. On his Facebook page, Fr. James Martin, SJ—lauded by Catholic dissident, Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, for showing “how the...
  • [Cath Cauc] U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow LGBTQ students into schools

    05/27/2017 8:21:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow Trans, LGBTQ students into schools Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa amoris laetitia , diocese of jefferson city , john gaydos JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. Catholic diocese has drafted a new policy to allow students who identify as “transgender,” “LGBTQ,” and those who come from a “same sex couple – Catholic” to attend its schools. The Diocese of Jefferson City, led by Bishop John Gaydos, has cited Pope Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia as guidance for the process. A draft version of the policy states that administrators in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-28-17, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/27/2017 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2017 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for "the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you will be...
  • Pope Frowns When Meeting President Trump—Smiles with Delight

    05/27/2017 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Pictures going viral this week show a smiling President Trump and a glum Pope Francis meeting in the Vatican. The mainstream media and pinko talk-show hosts are having a ball with the picture. Consequently, some Trump supporters are jerking their knees, claiming any discord between President Trump and Pope Francis qualifies as yet another form of “fake news!” The Trump press agency known as Breitbart.com, for instance, claims all was hunky-dory at the Vatican where Pope Francis was actually delighted to meet Trump. They even scrounged up a picture where --in sharp contrast to the ones going viral-- the...
  • On the Paradoxical Connection Between Love, Law, and Joy[Catholic Caucus]

    05/27/2017 6:11:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Paradoxical Connection Between Love, Law, and Joy Msgr. Charles Pope • May 18, 2017 • In the Gospel today (Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter), Jesus cuts right through the modern Western tendency to set law in opposition to both love and joy. He joins all three concepts and summons us to a new attitude.Jesus says, As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have...
  • Vatican-Approved Bishop Seized for a Fourth Time in China

    05/26/2017 6:34:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/25/17 | ucanews.com reporter
    Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou was summoned to the religious bureau and has not returned.A Vatican-approved bishop has been detained by Chinese officials for the fourth time since he was confirmed Bishop of Wenzhou last September. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province was detained May 18, a month after he was briefly locked up during Holy Week. Bishop Shao has been placed under detention or removed from the diocese four times since he automatically succeeded Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang, his predecessor, who died in September 2016. On this occasion, Bishop Shao, who is not recognized by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-17, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2017 8:38:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2017 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained to him the...
  • ‘Comfortable’ Catholics are ‘unwilling’ to see dangers facing Church: Scholar [Catholic Caucus]

    05/26/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2017 | LifeSite News staff
    Too many Catholics are caught up in a “comfortable” Catholicism that makes them unwilling, and even unable, to see the “grave problems” currently besetting the Church, said a renowned theologian and one of the world’s top Catholic experts on the Church Fathers. “Most Catholics seem to live their life on a sort of comfortable zone, just the way that a lot of bishops live in a sort of safety-first sort of zone,” Australian patristics and classics scholar Anna Silvas said. “It is too disturbing” for those living in such a zone to “pry any more deeply,” because what they might...
  • On a Sad Sidewalk, ...., “You Will Weep … but Your Grief Will Become Joy” [Catholic Caucus]

    05/26/2017 7:32:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On a Sad Sidewalk, a Small Foretaste of Jesus’ Words, “You Will Weep … but Your Grief Will Become Joy” Msgr. Charles Pope • May 25, 2017 • Something about today’s Gospel (Friday of the 6th Week of Easter) reminds me of an incident on the front lines of the battle to end abortion.Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-17, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2017 9:38:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2017 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,"Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city."He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,"This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the...
  • Jesus, Who Loves You, Warned Frequently About Hell

    05/25/2017 8:27:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 151 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus, Who Loves You, Warned Frequently About Hell Msgr. Charles Pope • May 24, 2017 • Many people today put Hell in opposition to the love of God, but Jesus combines them. Here is an important truth: No one loves you more than Jesus Christ, yet no one spoke of or taught on Hell and Judgment more than He did. He gave warning after warning and told parable after parable, practically shouting about judgment and the reality of Hell.No “heresy” of our day is more widespread or pernicious than the denial of hell, its existence, and its sad frequency....
  • Melania Reveals She Is Catholic: The First Lady Shares Her Faith With The World

    05/25/2017 1:41:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 24 May 2017
    When Melania Trump recited The Lord's Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with 'Let us pray' and 'Our Father who art in heaven' when she introduced the president that evening: She's a practicing Roman Catholic. Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, hours after Pope Francis blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican. The last Catholics to live in the White House were John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie. Melania and her son Barron will move to...
  • Pope Francis and Donald Trump meet at Vatican

    05/24/2017 6:42:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 24, 2017
    The US president said it was a 'very great honour' to meet the Pope Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the Pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”The atmosphere at the beginning was initially formal, however, the mood lightened when Pope Francis met the first lady, Melania Trump, and asked if she fed her husband “potica”, a traditional cake in Slovenia, her homeland. There were smiles all around.Pope Francis gave Trump a split medallion held together by...
  • Melania says she'll pray every day for hospitalized children following Papal meeting...[Catholic]

    05/24/2017 8:41:35 PM PDT · by blackpacific · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2017 | David Martosko
    Melania says she'll pray every day for hospitalized children following Papal meeting – as she reveals she will be the first Catholic to live in the White House since the Kennedys
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-17 (or) The Ascension of the Lord

    05/24/2017 8:09:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2017 Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscillabecause Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade,stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue,attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks. When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia,Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching the...
  • Melania says she'll pray every day for hospitalized children following Papal meeting [tr]

    05/24/2017 4:29:42 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | David Martosko
    Melania says she'll pray every day for hospitalized children following Papal meeting – as she reveals she will be the first Catholic to live in the White House since the Kennedys When Melania Trump recited The Lord's Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with 'Let us pray' and 'Our Father who art in heaven' when she introduced the president that evening: She's a practicing Roman Catholic. Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, hours after Pope Francis blessed a...
  • Do You Fear the Right Thing? A Meditation on the Story of Chicken Little

    05/24/2017 8:44:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Do You Fear the Right Thing? A Meditation on the Story of Chicken Little Msgr. Charles Pope • May 23, 2017 • Fear is a complex passion. On the one hand, there are things that we ought to fear such as grave physical and spiritual dangers. The fear of being near the edge of a cliff might well save our life. The fear of serious sin and the punishment we might experience or the offense to God (who loves us) is both appropriate and holy. Sadly, more people lack this holy fear rooted in the possible loss of what...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-17

    05/23/2017 8:20:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24, 2017 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1After Paul's escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:"You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, 'To an Unknown God.'What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not dwell...
  • Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, "fanatics" [Cath Cauc]

    05/23/2017 8:28:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | May 23, 2017 | Vox Cantor
    Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, "fanatics" The previous post reports on Cardinal Maradiaga's inflammatory comments about Cardinal Burke. Below is the homily given by Francis, Bishop of Rome last Friday, May 19, at the chapel in the Casa Santa Marta. Note the similarity between the two. Note also that this homily was given whilst the Rome Life Forum organised by Voice of the Family was continuing. Is it possible that this rebuke was meant for these and the speakers, including Cardinals Caffara and Burke, Bishop Schneider and such luminous laymen as Prof. Roberto de...
  • Father Corapi On socialism

    05/23/2017 8:28:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Fr John Corapi
    An EWTN video on Socialism in America & the Western World