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  • Amy Coney Barrett Is Not a Safe Pick for the Supreme Court.

    09/20/2019 4:54:32 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 155 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 19, 2019 | John Zmirak
    Her writings on faith and jurisprudence should worry conservatives. The left is engaged in full-on panic over control of the U.S. Supreme Court—which Justice Scalia once described as having become a de facto sitting Constitutional Convention, subjecting every law in every state to the views of five lifetime appointees: an oligarchy of lawyers from Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health concerns continue to loom, liberals are trying to spook Speaker Mitch McConnell into swearing off confirmation hearings for any Trump appointee during an election year. At the same time, The New York Times and The New...
  • Free Republic… Under the pope

    08/28/2019 9:59:42 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 244 replies
    I’m sure this post won’t stay up long… But as a born-again evangelical I no longer feel comfortable on this site. It has become openly and aggressively pro Catholic. Catholicism is heresy. Thank you Jim for putting so much effort into this clearinghouse of ideas… But the bombardment of papers nonsense can a longer be tolerated by me. God bless all who proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord. God bless America
  • Why Angelus Bells Ring at Noon

    07/21/2019 4:43:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 20, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    Why Angelus Bells Ring at Noon Hungary celebrates 15th-century defeat of Muslim Turks Do you know why the Angelus bells ring at noon? The answer traces back to July 22, 1456 and a history-altering battle in Hungary: a coalition of Christian soldiers, under the leadership of  János Hunyadi, resisting the Ottoman Turks at Nándorfehérvár, now Belgrade. János Hunyadi Hungarians have commemorated the anniversary of this battle — and the victory — on July 22, after the noon Angelus bells ring out, in front of the statue of Hunyadi in the Castle District of Budapest. Szilárd Németh, Ministry of Defense's Parliamentary State Secretary, the International Communications Office...
  • Forget 'Punch a Nazi,' Get Ready for 'Shove a Priest'

    07/19/2019 7:26:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/19/2019 | Megan Fox
    If you thought punching random people claiming they’re “Nazis” was bad, wait till you see this. We’ve clearly reached a whole new level of incivility with the left’s war on religion. Watch as a smiling protester violently shoves a priest perceived by the LGBTQWTF community as “anti-gay” off a high stage during mass in Cachoeira Paulista, Săo Paulo, Brazil: Moronic fat cow violently pushes a elderly Priest off the stage because he was apparently anti-gay, what a terrible human being she is. So now we're gone from "PUNCH A NAZI" to "PUSH THE PIREST" apparently........horrible.— ??Marcus Foo???? (@AStrongerOZ)...
  • Polish newspaper to issue 'LGBT-free zone' stickers

    07/19/2019 3:46:45 AM PDT · by Cronos · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2019 | beeb
    The Polish conservative newspaper, Gazeta Polska, has said it will distribute "LGBT-free zone" stickers with its next issue. The stickers show a black cross superimposed on a rainbow flag. The weekly publication - which has a circulation of around 110,000 - openly supports the conservative governing Law and Justice party (PiS). The move was criticised by the US ambassador to Poland, who said the stickers promoted hatred. The newspaper's editor said his own views and those of the ambassador should both be respected. A preview of the sticker was posted on Gazeta Polska's Twitter feed on Wednesday and it is...
  • Christian women can’t find good men to marry: ‘There just aren’t any’

    07/02/2019 1:40:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 330 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2019 | Anna Hitchings
    May 2, 2019 (The Catholic Weekly) – We are living in a unique time in history. Never has politics been so polarised, never has mainstream society come so near to amorality (although Nero’s Rome came close), and never has it been so difficult for a woman to find a good man. The latter is, I’ll admit, a bold claim but allow me to elaborate. We constantly bemoan the state of society, the youth, universities, the media, et al, which seem to be collectively falling into ever deeper rabbit holes of noxious regressive ideas, behaviours and policies. Religious affiliation and church...
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale:’ Baptism Just Being Sanctified By ‘Holier-Than-Thou Child Molesters’

    06/14/2019 7:52:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | June 14, 2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    We’re all perfectly aware that Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale doesn’t like Christianity. Why else would it paint the religion as a part of a theological dictatorship where women are treated like cattle, child brides are legal and men beat their wives? After all, it’s not like the show’s going to acknowledge those are very real things in the Islamic world today. Instead, we get a moment trashing Catholic priests and Christians right before taking part in a baptism in the latest episode. The June 12 episode “God Bless The Child” starts with preparation for the dedication of all the newborn...
  • Hawley, Cruz urge Trump to nix judicial nominee who compared Catholic beliefs to KKK views

    06/02/2019 5:23:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz — both Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — are calling on President Trump to withdraw the nomination of a lawyer for a lifetime federal court appointment, accusing the nominee of opposing religious freedom and expressing anti-Catholic views. The nomination of Michael S. Bogren, a Michigan lawyer who was nominated to be a district judge for the District Court for the Western District of Michigan, has been met with fierce conservative resistance for the candidate’s likening of religious beliefs to the racist views of the Ku Klux Klan. Hawley, a Missouri Republican and...
  • 11-Year-Old Girl Among Dead in Japan Catholic School Stabbing Spree

    05/28/2019 12:58:28 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 May 2019 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Police in Japan believe a 51-year-old man went on a stabbing spree early Tuesday morning in Kawasaki, less than 20 miles from Tokyo, near an elementary school, killing an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man. Japanese media are reporting that another 16 people were injured in the attack and being treated in a local hospital. Three of those – described as “a woman in her 40s and two elementary school girls” by the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun – are reportedly in grave condition. Authorities have not revealed any motive for the attack or the identity of the man they believe...
  • 3 Catholics Killed In Another Church Attack In Burkina Faso

    05/26/2019 10:57:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 26, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Islamic extremist terrorists killed 3 more Catholics in the former French colony of Burkina Faso as gunmen continued the series of attacks on Christian targets this morning.The French Press Agency reports that "heavily armed individuals attacked the church... as the faithful were celebrating Sunday mass," according to their security source. The nation is two-thirds Muslim and one-third Christian and has been dealing with escalated terror attacks dor quite some time. Just last week, drive-by shooters killed 10 Catholics, including a priest on Saturday and Sunday. However, since 2016, Al-Queda militants and other branches of Islamic extremism have killed hundreds of people. Just this year,...
  • Why Catholic dioceses are teaming up with Young Life

    05/16/2019 9:18:42 AM PDT · by rintintin · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 6 | Perry West
    Partnerships between dioceses and the ecumenical evangelization group Young Life aim to connect Catholic youths with their Catholic parishes. Young Life opened a Catholic relations office in 2012. Partnerships with bishops and their dioceses have been established over the past three years. The first partnership began in 2015, in the Diocese of Brownsville. In December 2017 the Archdiocese of Portland signed a memorandum of understanding with Young Life, beginning its own partnership with the group. “[Young Life] approached the Catholic Church here in western Oregon and said ‘we have these Catholic kids and we want to make sure they are...

    04/24/2019 5:48:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies ^ | 4/19/2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In the same article, the Post also reports on a backlash against this amazing generosity. A leader of the Yellow Vest movement says that if donors can give so much money to rebuild Notre Dame, “they should stop telling us there is no money to help deal with the social emergency.” But the donations to Notre Dame are coming from private donors. No one denies they have money. It’s the French government that’s running out. Some in the Yellow Vest movement probably favor the government taking yet more money from the wealthy “to help deal with the social emergency.” That’s...
  • French Priest's 150-Year-Old Heart Being Worshipped in NYC

    04/07/2019 4:09:54 AM PDT · by buffyt · 415 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2019 | Associated Press
    <p>THE 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour — a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop.</p> <p>It was on display Saturday at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, where both the faithful and the curious lined up to see the human organ behind glass. The Knights of Columbus fraternity is sponsoring the pilgrimage of the heart they say has miraculously never decomposed.</p>
  • Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"

    02/05/2019 2:43:47 PM PST · by Gamecock · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/5/2019 | Tucker Reals
    Nuns have suffered and are still suffering sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and bishops, and have even been held as sexual slaves, Pope Francis confirmed on Tuesday. The abuse was so severe in one case that an entire congregation of nuns was dissolved by former Pope Benedict. The scope of the abuse of nuns by clergy members first came to light with the publication at the beginning of February of the monthly Vatican magazine "Women Church World." The edition included Francis' own take on the scandal -- long known about by the Vatican but virtually never discussed...
  • Nathan Phillips reportedly tried to disrupt National Shrine Mass after Covington Catholic incident

    01/22/2019 5:14:22 PM PST · by blueyon · 37 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | 1/22/19 | Victor Morton -
    The day after a Lincoln Memorial confrontation with some Catholic schoolboys that went viral, American Indian activist Nathan Phillips and his drum-and-chant group reportedly tried to disrupt a Catholic Mass in Northeast Washington. The Catholic News Agency reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources, that the group of about 20 activists sought to enter the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday during its 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass. “It was really upsetting,” a shrine security guard on duty during the Mass told CNA. “There were about twenty people trying to get in, we had to lock the doors...
  • Bad News Monday

    01/21/2019 7:50:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-21-19 | MOTUS
    Bad News #1: Our first winter storm of the week rolled in late last night, just in time to ruin our viewing of the Super Blood Wolf Moon. So I rely on you to post your own magnificent pictures. It won’t be the same thing but I will attempt to extract your sense of amazement.Bad News #2: If you are a Catholic be advised that the left has just put a target on your back – a term that is unacceptable only when Sarah Palin or some other alt-right hater uses it.And all evidence indicates this is yet another preemptive...
  • Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono Can’t Stop Talking About Catholics

    01/20/2019 3:49:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    After Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii (with an assist from her California colleague Kamala Harris and John Kennedy) decided to declare the Knights of Columbus a terrorist group or something, there was some significant pushback from the rest of the upper chamber. They went so far as to pass a unanimous consent decree (introduced by Ben Sasse) reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for office and rebuking the Senators raising these issues. So that probably showed Hirono the error of her ways and convinced her to slow her roll, right?Don’t be silly. She went after Sasse as some...
  • Senators Wonder If Catholics Are Qualified to Be Judges [semi-satire]

    01/02/2019 8:39:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif) are concerned that judicial nominee Brian Buescher's membership in the Knights of Columbus—a Catholic charity—might disqualify him from being confirmed as a federal judge. "In general, Catholics are kind of out of step with the values I think we want our country to have," Hirono said. "Their belief that marriage is a bond between a man and a woman and their opposition to abortion are at odds with the law. Joining the Knights of Columbus demonstrates a degree of religious fanaticism beyond that of the typical Sunday churchgoer. Should we put such...
  • Nuns Stole $500k And Spent It On Gambling And Vacations

    12/09/2018 9:12:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies ^ | 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...