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  • Peter as rock

    06/02/2018 6:34:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 503 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-30-18 | Msgr, Charles Pope
    Peter as rock Question: A Protestant told me recently that Peter can’t be the rock since Jesus is described as the rock and cornerstone of the Church, and he showed me a couple of places where Jesus is described as the cornerstone and even a stumbling block to unbelievers. Is there an answer for this? — Allen Desome, Washington, D.C. Answer: Of course Jesus, Peter and others who are called “rock” or stone are not literally chunks of stone. What we have in such attestations is the application of a metaphor. Scripture, like any lengthy document uses many metaphors, similes...
  • Knights of Columbus- Grand Knight Resigns, Alleges Discrimination of Sexuality

    05/14/2018 6:44:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Saint Anselm Crier ^ | 4/9/18 | Lauren Batchelder and Aidan Denehy
    Controversy has surrounded the Saint Anselm Chapter of the Knights of Columbus recently as former Grand Knight Andrew Keyes resigned over what he claims was unfair discrimination based on his sexuality. Members from the school and national chapters have all issued responses to the Saint Anselm Crier over the events which have transpired. Keyes, a double major in Criminal Justice and Politics in the Class of 2018, states that he was approached by the schools chapter and told that he was formally asked to resign after he brought a member of the same sex to the Knights of Columbus Formal...
  • Apostolic Exhortation or Aggravation?

    04/15/2018 10:24:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/18 | David Martin
    In Gaudete et Exsultate, Francis--who has abetted anti-life, betrayed the underground Church in China, sacked loyal priests, empowered homosexuals, rewarded abortionists, praised heretics, blessed adultery, profaned the Eucharist, and denied dogma In an apparent move to rebut conservative allegations that the pope has been denying tenets of the Faitha crisis that culminated during Holy Week with the popes alleged denial of hell and the immortality of the soulPope Francis on April 8 issued his newest Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), in which he bewails the defamation and slander being spread online by traditional Roman Catholic journalists...
  • Whats Wrong With Hailing Mary Magdalene as a Biblical #MeToo Poster Child

    04/02/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2018 | Joshua Gill, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In a story distributed for Good Friday, the Associated Press claims Mary Magdalene was a biblical “Me Too” figure who was “long maligned” by the West.The story, filed from Israel with the headline “Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple,” asserts that Magdalene was not a reformed prostitute but rather a “strong, independent woman” who supported Jesus.The article also conflates the virtues of Magdalene’s figure with the “Me Too” movement. This latest iteration of U.S. feminism uses the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and other social media to publicize the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of...
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent asks about my work. I say Ive been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says Isnt he so wonderful? or, That must be an inspiring thing, or, I have a friend who would love to read it. And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, Well, they should know that its not entirely favorable.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Efforts to queer the Church

    02/05/2018 6:42:26 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | February 4, 2018F | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Tell me this isnt coordinated.First, for a while now, some theologian friends and I have watched with a measure of distaste and concern a queering of theology.I see today via Corrispondenza Romana a story entitled: Papa Francesco apre le porte alla teologia queer? Is Pope Francis opening the doors to queer theology?A little bit of the initial part in my translation: Is Pope Francis opening the doors to queer theology? The question rises spontaneously after having found out that the Portuguese priest and poet Jos Tolentino de Mendona, a known fan of Sr Maria Teresa Forcades i Vila a...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies
    https://www.apnews.com ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.
  • How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

    12/27/2017 8:11:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, his evening greeting struck a serious chord: “Did you hear what happened at Divine Child?” Divine Child is our Catholic parish church, located just a mile away.I hadn’t, so he quickly explained that a man had set off explosives in the Adoration Chapel nestled just west of the church. He added that the website for our local news “paper” included a video from the security system.That night after tucking our son into bed, I pulled up the story. More details had developed: The explosives were commercial-grade fireworks. Two women...
  • Renovatio 21 in Italy speaks out on aborted fetal vaccines

    12/17/2017 11:13:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    cogforlife.org ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | CoG for Life
    INTERVIEW WITH CRISTIANO LUGLI SPOKESPERSON OF THE COMMITTEES RENOVATIO 21, ITALY With Journalist from Parents of N.O. Cristiano Lugli, together with other Catholic parents worried about the cell lines of aborted fetuses. Stated Mr. Lugli, Our association wants to defend Life as an unrepeatable and divine miracle, and defends Civilization as the earthly cradle of Life. We also support the research of Dr. Stefano Montanari and Dr. Antonietta Gatti, two scientists and researchers, the only ones in Italy to talk about the speech of aborted fetuses to produce vaccines. Vaccines and aborted fetuses Q: Mr. Cristiano Lugli, today you will...
  • An Uncanonically Elected Pope?

    10/21/2017 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/17 | David Martin
    With all the controversy that surrounded the election of Pope Francis upon the resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013, it seems that Catholics may have lost sight of a key element in this episode, namely, that Benedict XVI never resigned his papal office, but only the active exercise thereof. On the eve of his resignation, he said: Anyone who accepts the Petrine ministry no longer has any privacy. He belongs always and completely to everyone, to the whole Church The always is also a foreverthere can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the...
  • Resigned Pope Creates Multiplied and Divided Authority, Author Says

    10/19/2017 5:39:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/16/17 | Claire Giangrave
    Italian journalist and scholar Fabrizio Grasso says that when Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he changed the institution of the papacy forever. Among other things, Grasso says, "its not hard to imagine a possible near future with more than one emeritus pope and, consequentially, an exclusive papal club, which could be no other than a proto-parliament of the Vatican State."ROME - Catholics have had to get used to a lot lately. The secularized state in the West has been progressively pushing faith to the margins, and Christians have been victims of persecutions around the globe. Whats more, the Church...
  • Pope admits Vatican has 2000-case backlog of sexual abuse cases

    09/17/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 49 replies
    The Associated Press via globalnews.ca ^ | May 13, 2017 | Nicole Winfield
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path." Francis was making his first comments about the criticism leveled at the Vatican's handling of sex abuse cases by Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who resigned from Francis' sex abuse advisory commission in March. Collins quit because of what she said was the "unacceptable" level of resistance within the Vatican...
  • Steve Bannon Slams US Catholic Church, Says It Has 'Economic Interest' in Illegal Immigration

    09/08/2017 7:13:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/08/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, a Roman Catholic, has strongly criticized the U.S. Catholic Church for what he described as its support for "unlimited illegal immigration" for economic reasons. Bannon, who is also executive chairman of Breitbart News, told Charlie Rose in an interview for CBS' "60 Minutes," part of which was released on Thursday, that there is internal debate on the conservative side over whether President Donald Trump is right to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Trump said Tuesday that ending DACA will be a gradual process over the next six months to two...
  • POPE'S SWISS GUARDS SAY 'ONLY MATTER OF TIME' BEFORE ISIS ATTACKS ROME, VATICAN

    08/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2017
    The chief of the Swiss Guards, the force that protects the Vatican, has said it is only a matter of time before an attack that is inspired or directed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) against the home of the Catholic church. Commander Christoph Graf, speaking to Swiss Catholic news website cath.ch, said that the security force for Pope Francis is prepared for any act of extremism. Perhaps it is only a matter of time before an attack like that happens in Rome. But we are ready also for this, he said. Created in the 16th century, the force...
  • Marijuana activists plan eclipse service in DC basilica to bring peace

    08/14/2017 1:05:39 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    A group that believes cannabis has a secret historical role in Christianity is forging ahead with plans to visit the largest Roman Catholic church in the nation during next week's solar eclipse, where members intend to light incense doused with cannabis-infused olive oil. Yet church leaders say the event won't happen. Anne Armstrong, founder and deaconess of Rhode Island's Healing Church, said the Monday afternoon service could "end degeneration, disaster and war" by consecrating the Americas to the Virgin Mary. ... "I don't anticipate any trouble, but if there is, we'll go outside," she said. "If they tell us to...
  • Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades - report

    07/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/18/17 | BBC
    At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. The alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed. Victims said the experience was like "a prison, hell and a concentration camp". The alleged physical abuse relates to children attending both the Regensburger Domspatzen's pre-school and high school,...
  • Rom Woods podcast: Ep. 952 Pope Francis: The Political Pope

    07/15/2017 7:23:28 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 2 replies
    The Tom Woods Show ^ | July 14, 2017 | Tom Woods
    Pope Francis is one of the most controversial popes in Church history, and has left a great many churchmen and faithful bewildered. His sympathy for leftist political causes, and his systematic removal of people unsympathetic to his progressive program, are clear enough. We get into some of the details in this episode. About the Guest George Neumayr is a contributing editor at The American Spectator and former editor of Catholic World Report. Book Discussed: The Political Pope, by George Neumayr
  • Pope Benedict XVI Says Church is on the Verge of Capsizing

    07/15/2017 5:51:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/15/17 | Claire Chretien
    July 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) Pope Benedict XVI sent a sobering message at the funeral of Cardinal Joachim Meisner today, saying he was moved at the dubia cardinal's ability to "live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing." The Church "stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination," Pope Benedict said in a message read by...
  • Priest Who Leads Largest Catholic Church in US: We Should Allow Married Priests

    07/13/2017 11:02:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/13/2017 | Brandon Showalter
    The man who leads the largest Roman Catholic Church in America is advocating that the church allow married men to become priests, and plans to spend his retirement ministering among the poorest of the poor.Monsignor John McSweeney, 75, who is originally from New York, is concluding 43 years of ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he has most recently served as priest at St. Matthew in Ballantyne, an affluent suburb of the state's most populous city.St. Matthew Catholic Church is the largest Roman Catholic parish in the United States which boasts of over 10,000 families, according to The Charlotte ObserverSunday.Much...
  • Australian Cardinal, a Top Adviser to Pope, Is Charged With Sexual Assault

    06/28/2017 5:59:01 PM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-28-2017 | JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
    SYDNEY, Australia Australias senior Roman Catholic prelate, and one of Pope Francis top advisers, has been charged with sexual assault, the police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. The prelate, Cardinal George Pell, became the highest-ranking Vatican official in recent years to face criminal charges involving accusations of sexual offenses. Cardinal Pell has been charged on summons, and he is required to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18, Shane Patton, the deputy police commissioner, said at a news conference. The charges were served on the cardinals legal representatives in Melbourne. Commissioner Patton said...