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  • Nuns Stole $500k And Spent It On Gambling And Vacations

    12/09/2018 9:12:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/8/2018 | Brendan Cole
    Two nuns in California allegedly stole more than $500,000 from the school they had been at for years, which they spent in casinos and on vacations. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang had been embezzling funds from St. James Catholic School in Torrence for at least a decade, the Press-Telegram reported. But officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents and alumni of the school that auditors have not been able to trace all of the money trail. Kreuper had retired as the school's principal earlier this year and she dealt with the school...
  • Catholic leaders in China urge Pope Francis to not make compromises, use them as scapegoats

    11/29/2018 8:02:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/29/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Eight Catholic church leaders from the diocese of Datong in China have issued an open letter pleading with the Vatican to help in the persecution that they face and to not make compromises with the Chinese government. AsiaNews, which provided a translation of the letter earlier this week, revealed that the church leaders address the government that they say is denying them religious freedom, but also the faithful around the world. The Datong priests, who have been without a bishop since 2005, declare in their letter that they "cannot sit down silent without any concern, even more we cannot stand...
  • How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

    11/11/2018 9:36:49 AM PST · by ealgeone · 65 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11-07-18 | Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith
    An examination of how Roman Catholics have voted in the past four midterm elections. Yr D R 2006 55% 44% 2010 44% 54% 2014 45% 54% 2018 50% 49% http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/11/07/how-religious-groups-voted-in-the-midterm-elections/ Democrats controlled the House in 2006 and 2018. For comparison with Presidential voting results I present the following below. Yr D R 1952 56% 44% 1956 51% 49% 1960 78% 22% Kennedy 1964 76% 24% LBJ 1968 59% 33% 1972 48% 52% 1976 57% 41% Carter 1980 46% 47% 1984 39% 61% 1988 51% 49% 1992 47% 35% Clinton 1996 55% 35% Clinton 2000 52% 46% 2004 52% 48% 2008...
  • SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh spotted serving homeless again. Some leftists claim it was staged.

    10/12/2018 11:12:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was seen serving food to the homeless while volunteering for Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, causing left-wing critics to allege the scene was a staged public relations stunt aimed at “humanizing” him. What are the details? Entertainment publication TMZ reported on Judge Kavanaugh keeping up his volunteer work in spite of it being his first week on the Supreme Court. The jurist was seen working alongside his former pastor — Monsignor John Enzler, who is now the CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington — feeding homeless residents while his security detail...
  • Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is

    10/11/2018 8:58:28 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 169 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Maureen Mullarkey
    The editorial board of the New York Times declared it had identified the source of “The Catholic Church’s Unholy Stain.” It names pedophilia and asks: “How have so many pedophiles been allowed into the priesthood?” The question was purely rhetorical because the board had an answer ready. It cited the usual grounds: “the all-male priesthood and the celibacy imposed on Catholic priests; the elitism, careerism and clericalism of the church hierarchy; the lack of transparency or accountability among bishops.” Most damning is “the power a man of God has over a child.” Every parent knows instinctively that sexual abuse of...
  • The Holy See's blindness

    10/09/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2018 | John David Powell
    Politics and sex. There was a time when some of us “seasoned” individuals believed you could not get enough of either. Sadly, that is not the case lately. Politics and sex; sex and politics. I do not know about you, but it has not been good for some folks in a long time. Sex in some form is all part of a day’s work for a political figure. It can range from criminal behavior (alleged or actual), to extramarital (real or imagined), to issues of gender (same or trans or whatever is in vogue at the moment). Former Louisiana governor...
  • Stalin's Priests: Russia Infiltrates Catholic Church in New Thriller

    09/23/2018 7:29:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Stalin’s Priests” tells the story of Rolf Wozzack, a KGB agent, who is hand chosen by Joseph Stalin himself as part of the Russian leader’s plan to infiltrate the Catholic church to subvert it for his own use and eventually destroy it from within. Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl named Lucia is visited by angels and the Virgin Mary with her two cousins and is told through prophecies 20 years before Stalin comes to power that Russia will spread evil throughout the world and persecute the church. “Through our research, we discovered that the head of the NY State Teachers Union...
  • Why Every Christian, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Very Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

    09/17/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 352 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | By Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians...
  • ‘Concerned Catholics’ Group Petitions Archbishop to Remove LGBT-Activist Priests from Ministry

    08/29/2018 11:00:53 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Aug 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A group of Catholics in Atlanta, Georgia, has launched a petition demanding that Archbishop Wilton Gregory “remove priests who promote the LGBT agenda from public ministry,” and who continue what many priests and bishops say is a “homosexual culture” within the Church that is at the root of the lies and cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal. Concerned Catholics of Atlanta’s petition at change.org invites signers to also demand Gregory “stop supporting parishes who openly endorse LGBT lifestyles, activities and behaviors that are contrary to Church teaching, and to stop ‘looking the other way’ from evil in our Archdiocese.” In...
  • Chicago bishop says Pope needs to worry about environment and migrants...

    08/28/2018 6:46:08 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 23 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/28/2018 | CNA
    Archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich has dismissed recent allegations made by a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S., saying that Pope Francis has a “bigger agenda” to worry about, including defending migrants and protecting the environment.
  • Small crowd for papal Mass in Ireland (Only 130,000 of the 500,000 who bought tickets showed up)

    08/27/2018 11:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | Rick Moran
    More than 500,000 tickets for the papal Mass in Dublin's Phoenix Park on Sunday were handed out, but apparently, only about 130,000 people showed up. Irish Mirror: Over half a million tickets were snapped up for the event, but it is thought that just 130,000 people turned out. Well wishers waved flags, cheered and reached out to touch the pontiff as he passed on his way to a stage, where he then conducted the religious service for the faithful. During the mass, which was aired live on TV, the Pope asked for forgiveness for the clerical and institutional abuse...
  • Catholic Priests Speak Out: Faithful Priests ‘Blackmailed,’ ‘Bullied’

    08/23/2018 1:21:12 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    More Catholic priests and leaders are confirming the existence of an activist homosexual culture in seminaries and among the Church’s hierarchy – one, they say, that is at the root of the lies and cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal, recently addressed by a Pennsylvania grand jury. The priests are speaking out following the release of a grand jury report that details hundreds of examples of alleged sex abuse – mostly of male victims – and the ensuing cover-ups by Catholic bishops. The report itself is released in the wake of the removal from ministry of former archbishop of Washington,...
  • Priest abuse hotline gets 400-plus calls in wake of report

    08/20/2018 1:14:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Prosecutors say a hotline set up to get information on child sexual abuse by clergy within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses has received more than 400 calls over the past six days. A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said Monday agents are returning all calls and assessing the facts. Spokesman Joe Grace says the agents will have to consult with the office’s lawyers to determine whether any claims warrant investigation.
  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/14/2018 4:06:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 251 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/14/18 | Richard Willingham
    Child sexual abuse revealed in confession would have to be reported to police and could be used as evidence if the Coalition wins Victoria's state election, the Opposition's most senior Catholic MP has announced. The Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse last year recommended that states introduce laws to make it a criminal offence to fail to disclose abuse revealed in the confessional. The Andrews Government has not ruled it out, but said it wanted to first examine a uniform national approach. Nationals Leader Peter Walsh told the ABC a Coalition Victorian government would change the law...
  • 10,000 Sign Petition to Stop Fr James Martin Speaking at World Meeting of Families

    08/14/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/13/18 | Alex Defert
    Organisers say they will not change the line-upOver 10,000 people have signed a petition to withdraw an invitation to Fr James Martin from the World Meeting Of Families. The petition, started by the Irish branch of Tradition, Family, Property, opposes Fr Martin’s attendance on the grounds that he “supports trangenderism for children,” and “favours homosexuals kissing during the mass.” Included with the petition is a letter, sent to Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, criticising Fr Martin’s support for the pro-LGBT New Ways Ministry organisation. In particular, the letter denounces Fr Martin for having “publicly accepted an award from this group, delivered...
  • This week #BlackLivesMatter turned 5. Catholics must continue to embrace its mission.

    08/06/2018 11:09:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    America Magazine - The Jesuit Review ^ | July 17, 2018 | Olga Segura, Associate Editor
    On July 13, 2013, following the acquittal of the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, a year after he fatally shot an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin, the Oakland, Calif.-based writer and activist Alicia Garza posted on Facebook: “Black people, I love you. I love us. We matter. Our lives matter.” Patrisse Cullors, another California writer and artist, shared the post and created the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. At the same time they organized protests against the Zimmerman verdict, the two women, along with the New York-based community organizer Opal Tometi, quickly built up the Black Lives Matter network on social media....
  • [Cath Cauc] U.S. Catholic Church sex abuses whistleblower Paul Likoudis, vindicated

    07/27/2018 6:26:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Wanderer via LifeSite News ^ | July 27, 2018 | REY FLORES
    July 27, 2018 (The Wanderer) – For years, the late Paul Likoudis, editor of the orthodox Catholic newspaper, The Wanderer, chronicled the role of homosexuality in the crimes committed by clerics. Long before the Boston Globe published its “exposé” in early 2002, Paul reported on one instance after another of abuse and cover-up in chanceries nationwide. For his yeoman efforts, he was ridiculed, hectored, threatened, bullied, and, above all, studiously ignored whenever possible by one guilty bishop after another.  When the Globe’s series appeared in January 2002, the bishops could no longer persist in their obstinate denial. But they immediately insisted...
  • [Cath Cauc] ‘Gay’ deacon writes for obscene newspaper with archbishop’s permission

    07/17/2018 4:22:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    July 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic deacon who is openly homosexual has continued to write salacious reviews of obscene movies for a “gay” newspaper in San Francisco for at least a year since Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was informed of his activities, LifeSite has learned. Over a year ago, in June 2017 the archdiocese told LifeSite that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, was concerned about Deacon Brian Bromberger’s writings, but later acknowledged that the archbishop had met with Deacon Brian Bromberger and had allowed him to continue writing for the publication while exercising “careful discretion” over subject matter,...
  • Alan Dershowitz Explains Why President Trump Chose Kavanaugh Over Barrett

    07/10/2018 4:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | July 10, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    Less than a day after President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, Todd Starnes spoke with Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor and author of The Case Against Impeaching Trump, about why Judge Amy Coney Barrett was not selected. "I don't think the President decided not to pick Barrett, I think he decided to not to pick her for this vacancy. I think he anticipates several vacancies. If Ruth Bader Ginsberg leaves, he might pick her then. The American people have to know one thing that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Catholics Repel Gay March on Holy Shrine

    07/09/2018 7:51:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 9, 2018 | Stephen Wynne
    CZĘSTOCHOWA, Poland (ChurchMilitant.com) - Polish Catholics have turned back a gay march on one of the country's holiest sites, Jasna Góra Monastery. In a deliberate act of provocation, gay activists recently announced that on July 8 they would rally at the shrine — home to the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the "Black Madonna" — and "greet" the monks who live there. But a coalition of Catholic apostolates pushed back. Blasting the march as a sacrilege, they rallied Catholics to come together for a counter-demonstration and a Rosary of reparation for "public promotions of the sin of homosexuality."   Groups like the Youth Crusade, the Pro-Right to Life Foundation, the National-Radical Camp...