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  • U.S. bishop makes Ďeroticí sex-ed mandatory, cites Vatican sex-ed ...[Catholic Caucus]

    09/19/2016 8:24:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    A U.S. Catholic bishop has explicitly refused to allow parents to opt their kids out of a diocesan-run schoolís sex-ed program deemed by parents to be ďeroticĒ and ďsalacious,Ē calling the program a ďlegitimate requirementĒ for graduation. Instead of listening to the parentsí concerns, the bishop has cited the Vaticanís newly minted and problematic sex-ed curriculum as a way to evaluate the schoolís program. In a letter dated September 2, Bishop David Choby of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, told parents opposing the sex-ed program that while he ďwholeheartedly support[s]Ē their right as ďprimary educator,Ē nevertheless, when they send...
  • Op-ed: Sainthood for Mother Teresa exposes the delusion of religion

    09/11/2016 4:48:33 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 10 2016 | Gregory A. Clark
    In canonizing Mother Teresa as a saint ("Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint," Sept. 5), the pope publicly confirmed the essential tenets of Catholicism: That God could have stopped Catholic priests from raping altar boys. But, overall, He didn't want to. And millions throughout the world rejoiced in this good news. Such is religion.
  • Catholics Must Vote to Defend the Right to Life and End the Crime of Abortion

    08/31/2016 1:17:01 PM PDT · by tcg · 43 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/31/16 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    With the Presidential election in the United States upon us the allegations of "single issue politics" are again being leveled against anyone who condemns procured, legal abortion as immoral and evil. ...We even find people within the Church again attempting to fold the crime of procured abortion into a misguided interpretation of Catholic Social Teaching which pushes a false moral equivalence... Catholic Christians should not vote for any candidate who denies that the fundamental Right to Life must be recognized and protected in the civil law ...voting carries with it its own moral obligation. Not voting can have the effect...
  • Two Catholic nuns found murdered in Mississippi home

    08/25/2016 4:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2016
    Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found murdered in their home Thursday, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, according to officials. The nuns were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said. It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, according to Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee. Their bodies were taken to a state crime lab for autopsies. The two women, both nurse practitioners, were found Thursday morning...
  • Poll: Trump Gets His Support From White Protestants

    08/25/2016 3:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A national poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by double-digits. The poll also breaks down support by religion and finds that white Protestants are Trumpís most supportive demographic. The Public Religion Research Institute found that Clinton leads nationwide among registered voters with 48 percent, Trump follows with 35 percent and two percent backed Libertarian Gary Johnson. This poll, unlike others, broke down support for each candidate by registered votersí religious preferences. Trumpís support is strongest among white evangelical Protestants. Sixty-two percent of them back Trump and 23 percent support Clinton. Trump also leads among white mainline...
  • The True Story: Donald Trump Did Not Mock a Reporterís Disability

    07/29/2016 3:16:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Catholics 4 Trump ^ | July 27, 2016 | Catholics 4 Trump
    At the Democratic National Convention speakers are repeating the claim, amplified ad nauseam by the left and establishment GOP opponents over the past year, that Donald Trump mocked the disability of New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski. This accusation has served as a very convenient tool to both smear Trumpís character and to avoid having to confront him on substantive political issues. But is it true? Here is the story the media is not telling you.
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Donít count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are Ė Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much ďveepstakesĒ speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what youíve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, itís not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. Itís true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • MACYíS FIRES CATHOLIC FOR HIS BELIEFS

    07/21/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | 07/21/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Macyís has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macyís store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the maleís presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the menís room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • ĎPopeí-Endorsed Ecumenical ĎTogether 2016í Unites Christians, Catholics in Nationís Capitol

    07/18/2016 11:16:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/17/16 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON ó Thousands of youth flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the ecumenical gathering ďTogether 2016,Ē which sought to unite those of various backgrounds to ďstand together for JesusĒ and featured a video endorsement by the leader of Roman Catholicism. The event featured speakers such as Francis Chan, Ravi Zacharias, Lou Engle, Christine Caine and Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, as well as music from Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Lauren Daigle, Casting Crowns and Kirk Franklin, among others. ďEverything now is protests: ĎIím against thisí or ĎI hate that.í We...
  • Jews and Atheists Say Abortion is Morally Acceptable, Protestants, Catholics and Mormons Say No

    06/05/2016 11:45:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 123 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Gallup released a new poll this week that examines peopleís positions on abortion based on their religious affiliation. The poll asked people about a series of moral issues, including abortion and doctor-assisted suicide, and then examined their answers based on their religious affiliation. Researchers found major differences among religious groups, with Protestants, Catholics and Mormons taking a pro-life stance and Jews and the non-religious taking a more liberal stance. Gallup reports: Jews and those with no religious preferences have virtually identical views on the morality of abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, gay-lesbian relations and cloning animals. Jews are somewhat less likely than...
  • Is this the end of Catholicism?

    06/05/2016 8:50:18 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 5, 2016 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    ďThis was harder than I thought it would be,Ē Margaret OíBrien told a CBS reporter last weekend. OíBrien, 86, had been one of the hundred or so parishioners holding a round-the-clock vigil at St. Frances X. Cabrini church in Scituate, Mass. Eleven years ago the Boston Archdiocese announced that it was closing the parish, a reorganization necessitated by the financial settlements after the clergy sex-abuse scandal. The parishioners at St. Frances have tried to alter the hierarchyís decision using canon law as well as the US legal system, maintaining a presence in the building so it would not be sold...
  • ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ĎHarmí Women

    05/26/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated titled. Full title:ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ĎHarmí Women By Refusing To Perform Abortions A senior staff attorney at the ACLUís Reproductive Freedom Project says the civil rights organization is filing a lawsuit in the hope of obtaining documents that show Catholic hospitals are ďharmingĒ women by taking taxpayer dollars for public services yet upholding their belief in the dignity of every human life.
  • The ACLUís deadly anti-Catholic vendetta

    05/10/2016 9:19:56 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Grazie Pozo Christie
    The ACLU is angry that Catholic hospitals wonít perform abortions. The so-called ďcivil libertiesĒ organization (if only!) appears to again be revving up to sue Americans who dedicated their lives to saving others while serving their faith. And the ACLU wants the public to be incensed, too. But its latest ploy will almost certainly backfire by unintentionally demonstrating how important Catholic hospitals are to American health care. For example, in trying to raise public hackles over the fact that Catholic institutions donít perform abortions, the ACLU reminded everyone, in a report issued late last week, of something truly impressive: One...
  • The Sad Demise of a Once-Catholic University

    04/27/2016 8:11:58 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    AIM ^ | April 26, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    At Georgetown, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the U.S., the official teachings of the church against homosexuality have been set aside. Wednesday is the occasion for a ďLavender GraduationĒ event, described as ďa special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students,Ē in order to ďacknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University.Ē Before this eyebrow-raising event was set to occur, Georgetown University hosted Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, which is responsible for 40 percent of all reported abortions committed in the United States. The student newspaper reported that Richards spoke...
  • The devilís Ďwork-cationsí in Oklahoma City

    04/20/2016 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    When the devil treats himself to 'work-cations', it's always in Oklahoma City, whose municipal authority is outwardly simpatico to the 'Black Mass' When the devil treats himself to Ďwork-cationsí, itís always in Oklahoma City, whose municipal authority is outwardly simpatico to the ĎBlack Massí. Courtesy of sex offender satanist Adam Daniels, the devil will be back in town again 7 p.m., Monday August 15, 2016. ďThe government-run Civic Centeróin other words the town hall in Oklahoma Cityóis now selling tickets for this summerís second Black Mass.Ē (TFP Student Action April 17, 2016)
  • Trump Blows Off Pro-Life Leaders (Father Frank Pavone's and other groups)

    04/06/2016 2:30:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    The formerly pro-choice Republican, already in deep trouble after talking about ďpunishmentĒ for women, just ticked off a lot of conservative activists. Donald Trump just blew off pro-life leaders exactly one week after he angered the movement by calling for ďpunishmentĒ for abortion. Trump was reportedly expected to address Priests for Life and the 115 Forum conference during a conference call on Wednesday. But he bailed. Leslie Palma, a spokesperson for Priests for Life, told The Daily Beast that Trump did not dial-in. A conservative operative with knowledge of the call told The Daily Beast that pro-life leaders involved were...
  • Jesuit University Moves to Fire Conservative Professor Over His Political Views

    03/30/2016 10:45:33 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2016 | Austin Ruse
    Marquette University has moved to suspend and then fire Professor John McAdams for backing a student who tried to defend man-woman marriage when a leftist teaching assistant shut the student down.
  • Administration Insists Nuns Must Fund Abortions [semi-satire]

    03/27/2016 10:52:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administrationís Department of Health and Human Services is adamantly arguing in a case before the Supreme Court (Zubik v. Burwell) that there can be no exemption for the Little Sisters of the Poor from the Obamacare mandate requiring all health insurance to cover abortions. This is despite the fact that HHS has issued such exemptions to several non-religious organizations including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Visa Inc. and PepsiCo. ďItís a basic question of respect for authority,Ē explained Secretary Sylvia Burwell. ďThe corporations we exempted acknowledged that the supreme authority lies with the government. The Little Sisters, in contrast, claim to...
  • Little Sisters of Poor challenge Obama Care

    03/23/2016 9:01:36 PM PDT · by AlienCrossfirePlayer · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2016-03-23 | self
    Oral argument was heard today in the SCOTUS in the case of Zubik v Burwell. Obama Care regulations are forcing the Little Sisters of the Poor to be complicit in providing abortion inducing contraceptives to their employees. This is profoundly offensive to the Sisters religious beliefs. They are asking for reiief from these obligations. Justice Stephen Breyer said ďa religious person living in society may have to accept all kinds of things that are just terrible for him.Ē The example Breyer uses is the forcing of Quakers to pay taxes which in part pay tor a war which is objectionable...
  • Good Friday Prayer for the Jews: a new Position Paper from the FIUV

    03/14/2016 4:42:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 12, 2016 | Joseph Shaw
    The paper's conclusion is simple: that while the actions of many Catholics have been gravely sinful, the voice of the Church in the ancient liturgy, a voice from the age of the Fathers of the Church, cannot be tarred with the brush of anti-Semitism. Let us repudiate violence and hatred: to do so does not require us to repudiate the Church's traditional liturgy.
  • Huffpo: Conservative Catholics Like Donald Trump Despite Pope's Opposition

    03/11/2016 9:54:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a confused and confusing article, Huffington Post writer Massimo Faggioli declares that a majority of Catholic Republicans support Donald Trump in spite of the Popeís alleged opposition to the Republican candidate, because of their underlying racism.
  • FRENCH PRIEST ARRESTED: ISLAM IS A PUNISHMENT FROM GOD FOR APOSTASY

    02/24/2016 8:56:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    The Cape Fear Caller ^ | February 24, 2014 | Kevin Whiteman
    Father Guy Pages has made quite clear that he loves God, Christendom, and his native France. Due to his fidelity to The Almighty, the Church and his homeland, Abbe Pages has found himself persecuted by civil authorities on the grounds of advocating terrorism. As noted by Andrew Bieszad on the Walid Shoebat news portal, French police have arrested the Catholic priest as well as shut down his website, Islam-et-Verite.com (Islam and Truth). Despite the government attempting to silence the Abbé, Bieszad cites an interview he recently gave to the website Polinia Christiana (Christian Poland). Unafraid to boldly declare the truth,...
  • Documentary shows Cuba's Castro as young rebel

    05/31/2005 9:04:12 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/05 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA (Reuters) - How did a well-to-do country boy with a conservative education called Fidel Castro turn into a fearless rebel and enduring leader of one of the world's last Marxist states? For Finnish documentary-maker Folke West, granted rare access to early Cuban state archives, the answer lies in Castro's formative years, long before he became a Communist. His 2-hour, 50-minute "Young Fidel" traces the Cuban president's life from his father's ranch through Jesuit schools and volatile university politics to a nearly suicidal raid on Cuba's second largest military garrison, prison and finally exile in 1955. "Most biographies jump most...
  • Trump Wonders if Obama Would've Attended Scalia Funeral if Held in Mosque

    02/20/2016 11:38:28 AM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 82 replies
    Donald Trump on Saturday questioned whether President Barack Obama would have skipped late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral had it been held in a different venue: a mosque. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/701084443889381377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Scalia’s funeral Mass began Saturday morning in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in the U.S. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid their respects to Scalia on Friday as he lay in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court but did not attend the funeral.
  • Pope Francis OK's Contraception Use in Zika-Affected Countries

    02/18/2016 12:27:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    VOA ^ | 02/18/2016
    Pope Francis has suggested it is acceptable to use artificial contraception methods in countries affected by the Zika virus. "Avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil," he told reporters en route to Rome following his five-day trip to Mexico. He cited Pope Paul VI's decree in the 1960s that allowed nuns serving in Africa to use contraception due to the threat of rape. He said, "In certain cases, as in this one, such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear." But he maintained the church's stance against abortion calling it "an absolute evil". CDC's advice...
  • Syrian Catholic leader demands the West step up against ISIS (Thanks Russia's effort)

    02/01/2016 2:03:22 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    cruxnow.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Inés San Martín
    Anti-Christian persecution Syrian Catholic leader demands the West step up against ISIS By In√©s San Mart√≠n Vatican correspondent January 29, 2016 ROME ‚ÄĒ According to one of Syria‚Äôs most prominent Catholic leaders, if the West doesn‚Äôt commit to fighting extremism in the region, violence will escalate until there are no Christians left in the Middle East. ‚ÄúWe have to say that the morale of the Christians in Syria and Iraq is getting lower, because we see how the world powers don‚Äôt care about the survival of minority communities, but [only] about their own geopolitical interests,‚ÄĚ Syriac Catholic Patriarch Youssef III...
  • Catholic students celebrate Mass on snow altar while stranded on PA Turnpike

    01/24/2016 3:30:06 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Stranded on buses overnight by a monster snowstorm that has shut down parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hundreds of Catholic high school students from Nebraska and elsewhere nevertheless seemed to have things relatively in hand this afternoon. Returning from Washington D.C., where they took part Friday in the annual March for Life, they at least had food and water on board, said Tim McNeil, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Omaha. A nearby maintenance building gave them access to bathrooms. And while there was nothing resembling a chapel anywhere near the cars, buses and trucks stopped westbound between the Bedford and...
  • Press Release: A joint Catholic-Lutheran ‚ÄúCommon Prayer‚ÄĚ for 500 years of Reformation

    01/14/2016 11:36:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Lutheran World Federation ^ | January 11, 2016
    GENEVA/VATICAN CITY, 11 January 2016 - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) have invited Lutheran churches and Catholic bishops’ conferences across the world to make use of a jointly-developed Common Prayer to prepare commemorations for the 500 years of the Reformation in 2017. In a joint letter today to the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences and to LWF member church bishops, presidents and other leaders, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and PCPCU President Kurt Cardinal Koch introduce the Common Prayer for Lutheran-Catholic common commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. The document is...
  • Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses

    01/05/2016 5:57:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called ‚Äúoppositional defiant disorder‚ÄĚ or ODD. Defined as an ‚Äúongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,‚ÄĚ symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed. - See more at: http://theunboundedspirit.com/nonconformity-and-freethinking-now-considered-mental-illnesses/#sthash.2oD6Hpv1.dpuf
  • Group Claiming to be Former Muslims Disrupts Masses Around Nevada

    12/10/2015 7:36:16 PM PST · by NYer · 159 replies
    Aletelia ^ | December 10, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From KTNV in Las Vegas:√ā¬† Parishioners are terrified after protesters have disturbed Mass at several Catholic churches across the valley.The group, Koosha Las Vegas, includes members who clearly identify themselves as former Muslims turned Christians. They‚Äôve been entering churches during services, shouting at Catholics that they need to repent now or else, and filming the acts and posting them on the internet.The videos make clear the group has been active on the Las Vegas Strip and several other places around the valley; they‚Äôre often seen with large signs and megaphones. The difference now is that they‚Äôre going into houses...
  • Can the Church Depose an Heretical Pope?

    12/08/2015 10:36:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 18, 2014 | Robert J. Siscoe
    There is a great deal of confusion over the issue of papal infallibility, which prevents the pope from erring when defining doctrines for the universal Church. Many erroneously believe that the charism would prevent a person raised to the Pontificate from erring when speaking on matters of faith and morals. In reality, the charism of infallibility only prevents the pope from erring in limited circumstances.
  • Red Francis: World Is ‚ÄúNear Suicide‚ÄĚ on Climate Change ‚Äď West Is to Blame for African Poverty

    12/01/2015 10:06:55 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Socialist Pope Francis announced today that the world is ‚Äúnear suicide‚ÄĚ if no climate change deal is reached this week in Paris. The freewheeling Argentinian also blamed the West for African poverty. 75 million Africans were paid bribes in the last year. ‚Äď which had nothing to do with the West.
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • President Trump? Part 2: What if he's the nominee?

    11/20/2015 8:40:20 AM PST · by JediJones · 47 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/18/2015 | Steve Deace
    ...Trump could absolutely win the nomination...the traditional coalition it takes for a Republican to win the White House may have to be reconfigured with Trump as standard-bearer. ...alliance of pro-life Catholics and evangelicals...became the dominant force in the GOP's grassroots... Since Roe...every Republican presidential election victory except one has one thing in common-the GOP won the Catholic vote. The lone exception was in 2000... If Republicans do not run a strong pro-life candidate for president, they don't have enough else in common with Catholic voters to win the Catholic vote. And Trump is not a strong pro-life candidate. Just a...
  • Chris Matthews Equates ISIS and Islam with Mussolini and Catholics

    11/18/2015 7:58:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2015 | Jonathan Ehret
    Keeping up with the vacuity of progressive Leftists is nothing if not exhausting, and the terrorist attacks in Paris have left no shortage of bumbling dissembling among the Leftist elite. Yesterday, Democrat Propaganda Minister and MSNBC host Chris Matthews breathlessly declared: ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think Franklin Roosevelt, as angry as he was at Mussolini, never declared war on the Catholics. Anyway, that would have been a stupid thing to say.‚ÄĚ Mr. Matthews is of course referring to those not adhering to the politically correct mantra of ISIS having nothing to do with Islam. Well speaking of stupid things to say,...
  • Eichenberger filled with relief, but not joy (WI)

    11/17/2015 8:18:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    News Graphic ^ | 11-17-15 | Lisa Curtis
    St. Francis Borgia priest cleared of wrongdoing in assault allegation CEDARBURG ‚ÄĒ Pastor Tom Eichenberger said it will take the rest of his life to restore the credibility that was called into question following an accusation that he assaulted a boy while on his first assignment as a young priest. The St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church priest returned to his parish Monday after being cleared of any wrongdoing by a retired police detective and an Archdiocese of Milwaukee review board. ‚ÄúThe first words out of my mouth have to be thanks be to God for restoring me to the place...
  • Matthews: FDR Didn't Blame Catholics for Mussolini, So Don't Blame Islam Now

    11/16/2015 6:01:54 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    2015 is drawing to a close, so unless some dark horse comes out of absolutely nowhere, Chris Matthews has a lock on the DisHonor award for the year's worst analogy. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews argued that we shouldn't blame Islam for ISIS terrorist attacks since, after all, FDR, despite despising Mussolini, "never declared war on the Catholics." Just a little difference: Italian fascism had no ideological affinity with Catholicism. To the contrary, it was rooted in notions of the revival of the Roman Empire of the Caesars. In contrast, you can't spell ISIS without "Islamic." To say that we...
  • Christianity And LGBT Rights: 70% Of US Catholics Say Gays Should Be Accepted By Society

    11/04/2015 11:35:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/04/2015 | By Ismat Sarah Mangla
    American Christians have become a lot more tolerant of homosexuality over the past eight years, according to a landmark study released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday that showed big gains in acceptance since the last time the study was conducted in 2007. The 2014 Religious Landscape Study, a survey of more than 35,000 Americans, examined a vast array of religious and social issues, including immigration. The study concluded that nearly all major religious groups have become significantly more accepting of homosexuality -- and almost all Christian groups are more accepting than they were in 2007. It holds true...
  • Catholics And Lutherans Release ‚ÄėDeclaration On The Way‚Äô To Full Unity

    11/02/2015 8:58:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 51 replies
    Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, Lutherans and Catholics together have issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans. The October 30 release of the document comes on the eve of the anniversary of Martin Luther's posting the 95 Theses, which sparked the Protestant Reformation. "Pope Francis in his recent visit to the United States emphasized again and again the need for and importance of dialogue. This Declaration on the Way represents in concrete form an opportunity for Lutherans...
  • Francis: "All the divorced who ask will be admitted"

    Yes, he said it over the phone to his favorite journalist, Italian editor Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, in a conversation on October 28, revealed by the latter in an editorial published this Sunday. There is no reason to doubt its accuracy. We are way past the time of doubting the accuracy of the Scalfari quotes. Not now, that the papal interviews to Scalfari have been published in the Vatican website, that they have been occasionally published by the Vatican publishing house (LEV) itself - for instance, as part of the book to the right. It was a direct quote...
  • US Bishops Call for Influx of 200,000 Refugees

    10/14/2015 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Joseph Pelletier
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is appealing to the U.S. government to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, along with an additional 100,000 from other countries. The population of Syrian refugees is overwhelmingly Muslim. In a message distributed via email, the USCCB is encouraging Catholics to submit a letter to their congressional representatives as well as to President Obama urging the government to "protect the lives and dignity of people in Syria, Iraq and in other countries suffering war, persecution and poverty." According to the pre-transcribed letter this is to be accomplished by...
  • Pope says Church can't be 'museum', must be open to change

    10/05/2015 11:40:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis told a Roman Catholic meeting on family issues on Monday that the Church should not be a stuffy "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that was what God wanted. Francis urged bishops at the start of a three-week gathering, known as a synod, to humbly empty themselves of conventions and prejudices. They should not "point fingers at the others to judge them" or feel superior to those with different ideas. In a passage that appeared to be directed at unbending traditionalists, the pope said bishops should beware the "hardening of some hearts, which despite...
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francisí unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCareís contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrationís bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchís mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popeís seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • The Pope's Problem

    09/24/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I've been a Roman Catholic since 1954. I have great respect for Pope Francis. When it comes to matters of faith and morals, what he says, goes. But when it comes to politics and economics, the pope is about as far from infallible as anyone can get. For example, he was in Cuba earlier this week, meeting informally with Fidel Castro and touring the island to say Masses and meet with priests. Apparently the pope was having such a good time he forgot that for more than half a century Cuba has been a rotten communist prison camp and his...
  • Joe Biden says Ďlife begins at the moment of conceptioní - wonít stand up for that life, though

    09/23/2015 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Already trying to have it both ways. If youíre a Democrat whoís considering a run for the Presidency, thereís one thing you should never, ever, do. You can tell any lie and your base will let it slide. You can promote crazy tax schemes, anti-American foreign policy, and you can vow to limit individual liberty. You cannot, however, utter the words ďlife begins at the moment of conception.Ē For progressives this is the only unforgivable sin. Itís the third rail of left wing politics. In a word, it is unforgivable. ...And itís just what Joe Biden has done. According to...
  • Pope Francis Denies Left-Wing Label

    09/23/2015 4:10:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Pope Francis today suggested to reporters during an airborne press conference that he is not a left-winger. ďSome people might say some things [I said] sounded slightly more leftish, but that would be a mistake of interpretation,Ē the Pope said to journalists, according to Time.
  • White House Justifies Inviting Critics of Catholic Doctrine to Meet Pope [semi-satire]

    09/21/2015 9:57:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    In what some are characterizing as a breach of diplomacy, President Obama has invited several prominent critics of Catholic doctrine to his meeting with Pope Francis. Among these controversial invitees are a pro-abortion nun, a transgender woman, a homosexual Episcopal bishop, and two Catholic homosexual activists. The intent of this affront says Press Secretary Josh Earnest ďis to make the point that religious doctrine, just like Constitutional law, must evolve to meet evolving social customs and beliefs. High profile leaders like Pope Francis cannot afford to resist these trends if the Church hopes to stay relevant in the 21st century.Ē...
  • JunŪpero Serra not just another saint

    09/20/2015 9:47:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 20, 2015 | Deepa Bharath
    When Pope Francis canonizes Father JunŪpero Serra on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Serra will be the first Hispanic American saint, and the first saint canonized on American soil. He also figures to be one of the most controversial saints in the long history of the Roman Catholic Church Ė a symbol that roils some hearts even as it lifts others. Serra, an 18th-century Spanish friar who founded nine of the 21 California missions, including Mission San Juan Capistrano, is gaining sainthood, in part, because he helped bring the church to the Americas. By one reckoning, Serraís legacy is nothing less...
  • Vatican objects to White House invitation list for papal visit

    09/18/2015 10:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    At practically the same time that Barack Obama has decided that the US has to shut its eyes to dissenters in Cuba suffering under the yoke of oppression by the Castros, he plans to offer a lesson in dissent to Pope Francis. Obama has extended invitations for the pontiff’s first state visit to transgender activists, a gay Episcopal bishop, and the leader of a group of nuns that want changes to Catholic teachings on abortion and euthanasia. Needless to say, the Vatican is not pleased with this attempt to lecture Francis on catechesis, as longtime Vaticanista Francis X. Rocca reports...
  • Majority of American Catholics Have Left the Church, Pew Survey Reveals

    09/17/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 226 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Over 50 percent of Americans raised in the Catholic Church say they've left the faith at some point in their lives, according to a Pew Research survey on religion and public life. The data further revealed that among the 52 percent who left the Church, about six out of 10 have returned at some point. Two-thirds of the group that left the Church now consider themselves ex-Catholics and no-longer identify with the faith. Around 13 percent, however, still identify as Catholic, but no longer practice the religion. For those who are still practicing, around 73 percent said they've been in...