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  • ANTI-CHRISTIANITY IN FRANCE

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after François Fillon’s victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Libération’s headline was: “Help, Jesus is coming back!” The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>
  • Muslim convert turned Catholic Bishop baptizes his father

    04/16/2017 11:48:36 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    aleteia ^ | Diane Montenega
    Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa's fascinating story of faith, conversion and vocation VATICAN CITY — Forty-eight prelates from Africa are currently in Rome for the Synod on the Family. In speaking with the bishops of Africa about the synod, sometimes surprising and beautiful stories emerge about their countries, their culture, and even their own family lives. One such story is that of Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre archdiocese in Malawi, who is a convert from Islam to Catholicism. Archbishop Msusa, 53, serves as vice-chairman of the eight-country association of member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa. He was ordained a...
  • Catholic Doctrines ‘No Longer Make Sense’, Says Fr Tony Flannery [Ireland]

    04/01/2017 11:09:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/30/17 | Patsy McGarry
    People are ‘rejecting [traditional] doctrines as childish fantasies and walking away’Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has questioned traditional Catholic Church teachings on God, Mary and the Trinity, which he said, “no longer make sense to the modern mind, and are being quietly rejected even by people who still attend church”. Some of these doctrines, he said, “are not scripture based” and come from “a time when there was a very different understanding of the world and of humanity”. Fr Flannery, a founder-member of the Association of Catholic Priests, said science has greatly influenced “the way we look at ourselves and...
  • The Globalist Left Hopes to Destroy the Catholic Church

    03/24/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/24/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Glitter ash was smeared on foreheads of LGBT supporters this Ash Wednesday to show support for their lifestyle in conflict with traditional Catholic teachings of denial of the self in wait for the coming Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter. WikiLeaks are revealing a concerted effort to infiltrate and significantly change the direction of the Church by NWO globalists seeking a Catholic Spring. According to one reported quote, "There needs to be a Catholic Spring in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a Middle Ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and gender equality." In short, no...
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil?"

    03/10/2017 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 9, 2017 • In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Thursday of the First Week of Lent) Jesus says,If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? (Mt 7:11)A similar verse occurs in the Gospel of Luke: If you then, though you are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit...
  • Francis' falsified footnotes: He mangles the Church Fathers, too [Catholic Caucus]

    03/03/2017 10:08:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 3, 2017 | Confitebor
    By this stage of Francis' pontificate, faithful Catholics have become all too familiar with the Pope's tendency to misquote and wrest the words of the Holy Gospel and of previous Magisterial documents not only in his "off the cuff" allocutions, homilies, and interviews, but even in his formal, prepared documents. It only makes sense that, as we shall see below, the Pope shows the same disrespect for the Church Fathers. The cite one of the most egregious manglings of the Church's previous Magisterium: While all the faithful are rightly outraged or troubled by his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia's infamous Footnote...
  • Pro-Abort Vatican Speaker: Decreasing Population by 6 Billion Would Have a ‘Pro-Life Effect.’

    03/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeanne Smits
    March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ridding the world of 6 billion people to bring the population down to 1 billion would have an “overall pro-life effect,” a pro-abortion population control advocate told the press two days before delivering his speech at a Vatican-run conference on saving the natural world. “A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect,” The Guardian indirectly quoted Sanford biologist Paul Ehrlich as saying. “This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse,”...
  • Pope cuts penalties for paedophile priests

    02/26/2017 6:30:09 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 54 replies
    http://www.dailymail ^ | 25 February 2017 | ISOBEL FRODSHAM
    Pope Francis has been slammed by church officials and sex abuse survivors for cutting penalties for paedophile priests. The Pope is said to be applying his vision of a 'merciful church' to sex offenders by reducing punishments to weaker sentences, such as a lifetime of prayer and penance. It has been revealed by church officials that Pope Francis overruled advice given to him by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about two priests - allowing them to be punished by a lifetime of prayer.
  • McGreevey-appointed judge reminds us that Democrats hate the Catholic Church

    02/20/2017 9:07:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/20/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Thanks to Catholics who vote Democrat, a Party that hates our religion, we have suffered yet another assault on our religious freedoms. Friday we saw news that was so easy to predict, hit the internet. A Catholic hating, New Jersey judge appointed by disaffected former Catholic and self-absorbed homosexual James McGreevey (a former governor of New Jersey), ordered a Roman Catholic grade school to allow a 7th grade girl to play on the school’s team for 7th grade boys. That it was self-described “Gay American” McGreevey who appointed this black robed tyrant is not surprising. Men like Judge Donald A....
  • Bashing liberals, Muslims and millennials: Has this pro-Trump priest gone too far?

    02/10/2017 6:01:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Mark Mueller
    Peter West, an avowed supporter of President Donald Trump, doesn't shrink from calling it as he sees it. Posting on Facebook and Twitter up to a dozen times a day, he has repeatedly railed against Muslims, calling moderate Islam "a myth" and voicing strong support for the president's travel ban, which temporarily barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries before a judge issued a stay last week. West has assailed millennials as "snowflakes" who attend "cry-ins" and described liberals as "smug and arrogant" people who find solace in puppies and Play-Doh. He has called Hillary Clinton an "evil witch" and former...
  • How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church (BAT $%^& CRAZY ALERT)

    02/09/2017 5:01:54 PM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-09-2017 | Emma-Kate Symons
    Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance. Burke...
  • Is America a Nation For All Religions, or is America a Judeo-Christian Nation?

    02/02/2017 8:09:28 AM PST · by pinochet · 27 replies
    Thomas Jefferson's 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists is the source of the statement - "separation of church and state". Seeing the statement in its proper context, the American understanding of religion was developed in order to fight the sectarian oppression within the Judeo-Christian traditions, that existed in Europe. Protestant minorities faced discrimination in majority Catholic European nations, while Catholic minorities faced discrimination in majority Protestant nations. Jews suffered discrimination as minorities in majority Protestant and Catholic nations. Emancipation of European Jews only came after the French Revolution. The American concept of religion was created in order to prevent people...
  • Pope Admits to 'Darkness' In Own Faith

    01/16/2017 5:23:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/17 | AFP
    Guidonia (Italy) (AFP) - Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values. "At certain times, I have also encountered moments of darkness in my faith and that faith decreased a lot, but with a little bit of time we rediscover it," the Pointiff told parishioners after saying mass in a village near Rome. "Some days we can't see faith, everything is in darkness. "Yesterday, for example, I christened 13 children in areas devastated by earthquakes and there was...
  • The Knights Who Won’t Retreat

    01/11/2017 5:58:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/11/17 | Dan Hitchens
    Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the more improbable success stories of the 21st-century Church. Founded in 1099 to provide hospital care and military defence in the Holy Land, it has retained much of its medieval tradition and ceremony. But it has also, by gradual reform, become a powerhouse of international aid. More than 100,000 members, medical staff and volunteers are offering practically every form of charitable assistance around the world, from handing out sandwiches to the homeless...
  • Kellyanne Conway: Feminism's Nightmare

    01/03/2017 3:04:10 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Remnant ^ | January 2, 2017
    As President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager, Mrs. Kellyanne Conway helped pull off one of the most stunning political victories in U.S. history. So, why do the feminists hate her? Why isn't she being praised as a feminist icon by CNN or the gals from The View? Could it be because Kellyanne Conway is outspokenly pro-life?  And here's another hopeful sign:  President Donald Trump's top advisor will be an Irish-American, happily married Catholic mother of four who makes breakfast every morning for her kids and then goes to Mass. She's a daily communicant! And there's more: Kellyanne Conway reportedly took Donald Trump to meet Father George Rutler, the Anglican...
  • What's the Real Story About JFK's Controversial Decision to Assassinate a Revered Catholic?

    12/03/2015 6:26:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 12/1/15 | Kevin Wandra
    Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven," a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. What is not commonly known is that Diem was a devout Roman Catholic - in fact, he was a third-order Benedictine and daily communicant. Diem was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government and ultimately betrayed by the administration of the first Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, which resulted in Diem's brutal murder on Nov. 2, 1963. In his new book, THE LOST MANDATE OF HEAVEN: The...
  • Cardinal Burke Threatens ‘Formal Act of Correction’ if Pope Francis Doesn’t Clarify Doctrine

    11/17/2016 7:42:03 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11-16-2016 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Cardinal Raymond Burke has insisted that Pope Francis must clarify serious doctrinal doubts arising from his teaching letter Amoris Laetitia, or the Cardinal will be forced to initiate "a formal act of correction of a serious error." In September, four top Catholic cardinals including Burke wrote a private letter to Pope Francis asking him to clarify five serious doctrinal doubts proceeding from his 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) concerning Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, the indissolubility of marriage, and the proper role of conscience. When the Pope failed to reply to the Cardinals' letter,...
  • Hillary vs Christianity

    10/28/2016 9:10:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/28/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    This country will soon hold an election in which neither of the candidates is admired by a significant majority of voters. There is a strong demarcation between the values of the two nominees—though not necessarily between the two parties. Wikileaks has published various emails hacked from Hillary’s home computer. Democrats have proclaimed it a Russian plot to get Donald Trump elected. Like most progressive-socialist talking points, this is a lie. A farce. In socialist countries, a government-run media decides what information the public may safely receive. In our country, it’s the major media in collusion with the Democrat Party and...
  • Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia: I admire the integrity of Muslim women who wear hijab

    10/25/2016 7:49:59 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 25 Oct 16 | Robert Spencer
    It’s a common and recurring tendency among conservative Catholics to be complacent regarding the jihad threat because of a desire to see Muslims as allies in a culture war against all-encroaching and authoritarian secularism. This idea is based on ignorance of or indifference to the fact that, with its polygamy, divorce at a word, sexual slavery of Infidel women, allowance for wife-beating, tolerance for early abortion, and more, Islamic sexual morality is hardly akin to Catholic sexual morality. There is also a tendency, which is also found all over the West outside the Catholic Church, to assume that various concepts,...
  • Why Traditional Christians and Especially Catholics Should Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Many of you know that for more than 4 years, I have been one of the leaders of the team representing religious organizations, mostly Catholic (including Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh’s Catholic Diocese) in his case which was consolidated in the U.S. Supreme Court with the case brought by The Little Sisters of the Poor and cases brought by others, against the government over Obamacare’s “contraception mandate.” A great number of religious groups of all denominations filed “friend of the Court” briefs supporting our position that while contraception is and could be available to all who choose to use...