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  • Most in the Vatican backed Hillary Clinton for president

    11/20/2016 8:10:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    The good news is that an impressive number of Catholics ignored the Vatican, Francis, the antipope, and all parties named above by voting for Donald Trump rather than Clinton on November 8. Now that the outcome of Election 2016 has been determined, guess where that leaves a participating Satan? Dumped flat onto his ever-going keester; stalled on the road for the time being and abandoned in the middle of nowhere, where he truly belongs.
  • Donald Trump has a massive Catholic problem [Catholic Caucus]

    11/09/2016 6:24:20 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | AUGUST 30, 2106 | By Aaron Blake
    Much has been made of Donald Trump’s problems with a few voting groups — female voters, blacks and Hispanics, and young voters, in particular. And, to be sure, they are all problems. But relatively speaking, his biggest problem actually appears to be with a different group: Catholics. Yes, the man who once feuded with the pope (how soon we forget that actually happened) is cratering among Catholics.
  • Trump Wins Catholic Vote in Election that Awoke Religious Feeling

    11/09/2016 11:21:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | November 9, 2016 | Crux Staff
    In 2016, most of the polls were wrong, period. And polls predicting that Hillary Clinton would run away with the Catholic vote proved more wishful than accurate. In the run-up to the election, only the IBD-TIPP poll consistently pointed to a Trump win among Catholics, as CRUX noted last week. Almost all the others suggested a significant margin of victory for Clinton. Now that the voting is over, however, preliminary results indicate Trump decisively won a majority of those self-identifying as Catholics, by 52 to 45 percent. By contrast, President Barack Obama won Catholics narrowly, by a margin of 50...
  • Not so fast: Catholic votes may be shifting to Trump

    11/04/2016 8:26:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | November 3, 2016 | Staff
    Despite most surveys putting Clinton solidly ahead with Catholic voters, one top daily tracking poll is now showing Trump with a lead, often by double digits. As of Nov. 2, it had Trump ahead of Clinton among Catholics by 13 percentage points – 50 percent to 37 percent. Over and over again, public opinion polls have showed Hillary Clinton ahead with Catholic voters. Like everything else in this topsy-turvy election, however, that trend is less clear than it seems, and may have shifted in recent days. Historically, whoever wins the Catholic vote wins the presidency. It’s seen as a key...
  • Pope Francis' deal with China is a disaster

    11/04/2016 4:02:16 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Week ^ | November 3, 2016 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The Vatican and China have reached a deal that would be a major step towards normalizing relations between the Catholic Church and the world's largest formally atheist regime, The Wall Street Journal reports. All that's needed for the deal to go through is the final nod from Pope Francis and President Xi Jinping. To call this a bombshell would be an understatement. In this deal, the Catholic Church would recognize eight bishops who have been ordained by the Chinese government without the Vatican's permission. China's regime has set up a state-run and state-sponsored "Catholic Church" that competes with the underground...
  • New Poll: Trump up 13 Points with Catholics (22 points with Protestants)

    11/02/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    FaithZette ^ | November 2, 2016 | Elisa Cipollone
    It seems referring to the Catholic Church as a “Middle Ages dictatorship” and religious Americans as “backwards” might just cost you in the polls. Donald Trump is up 13 points against Hillary Clinton among American Catholics, according to a new IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll out Nov. 2. The same poll reports that Trump is up 22 points with American Protestants. This stunning new poll is a dramatic change from numbers reported earlier, particularly before the Clinton campaign’s disparaging emails about Catholics were leaked. In the now infamous “Catholic Spring” emails, Sandy Newman, president and founder of the progressive nonprofit...
  • ACLU Files to Force Catholic Hospitals to Sterilize Patients [semi-satire]

    10/30/2016 11:00:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    This week the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights demanding that it force Catholic hospitals to sterilize patients. The complaint alleges that the refusal to provide a service the religiously supported hospitals deem a violation of their faith is unlawful discrimination against women. ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty asserted that "religious dogma must yield to the government's right to determine what kinds of medical procedures are essential human rights under the Affordable Care Act. The government represents everyone. The Catholic Church represents a minority. Clearly, democracy requires that...
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • Catholics in Syria Plead to US: Stop Supporting Rebels

    10/27/2016 5:15:50 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | October 26, 2016
    A number of Catholic leaders in Syria issued a statement pleading with the U.S. and other Western governments to stop supporting rebel groups. Published in Catholic World Report, the statement, attributed to Archbishop Jean Clement, the Melike Catholic leader in Aleppo, read: “Please help us to pull our country back from the abyss of the fundamentalist regime in which they are trying to immerse us. “Just stop selling arms to the terrorists,” begged Father Mtanios Haddad, a Melkite now serving in Rome. Haddad said three crucial actions are needed: Stopping the flow of arms from the U.S. to the terrorists...
  • Kaine: Judge Hillary’s feelings about Catholics by her selection of running mate

    10/25/2016 8:45:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Kaine answered that he’s the best evidence that Hillary doesn’t share those prejudices: “Hillary Clinton’s feeling about faith and about Catholicism in particular is most demonstrated by the fact that she asked me to be a running mate,” Kaine said. “That is the most direct evidence about what Hillary thinks about Catholics.”
  • Somebody at the Washington Post is lying about Trump’s support among Catholics

    10/24/2016 9:15:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/24/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump’s support among Catholics is at a record high level and Hillary Clinton’s support among Catholics is at a record low. We know this because of a survey done by the Washington Post. The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll of Catholic likely voters said Trump is leading 50/34. So where is the lie? On October 7th the results of a Washington Post/ABC News/Langer Research survey were announced and it showed Trump leading 57/33. Notice, however, that the Langer Research part is missing from the latest poll result. The link for the original survey result was available here. But now...
  • 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...
  • Trump Drops Bomb at Al Smith Dinner: “Hillary Is So Corrupt… She’s Pretending Not to Hate Catholics”

    10/20/2016 10:42:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 214 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Oct 20th, 2016
    Trump called out Hillary for her lies and corruption during his speech. He also dropped a few references about the Wikileaks documents Donald Trump: Hillary is so corrupt. She got kicked off the Watergate Commission. How corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate Commission. Pretty corrupt. Hillary is and has been in politics since the 70s. What’s her pitch? The economy is busted. Washington is failing. Vote for me. I’ve been working on these problems for 30 years… We’ve learned so much from Wikileaks. For instance, Hillary believes it’s vital to deceive the people by...
  • Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner [Oct 20, 2016 8:50pm ET, 5:30 PST]

    10/20/2016 12:55:38 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 820 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Thursday, Oct 20 | C-SPAN
    Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump deliver remarks at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City.
  • Ahead of Al Smith Dinner, Cardinal Dolan says Hillary owes Catholics an apology

    10/20/2016 3:47:28 PM PDT · by milford421 · 41 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 10/20/16 | Lisa Bourne
    "Asked about the anti-Catholic comments after speaking at The Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday night for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Cardinal Dolan suggested that had other faith traditions been the target of the prejudiced remarks, there would have been a swift apology and absolute disavowal of them. But as far as an apology from Clinton for the remarks demeaning Catholics, “Hasn’t happened yet,” Cardinal Dolan said. "
  • Fake Catholic Groups and the "Catholic Spring" Emails

    10/17/2016 4:48:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 17, 2016 | Anne Hendershott
    It is now impossible to deny that Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United have worked for years to undermine and manipulate Catholic leadership John Podesta smiles after meeting Pope Francis after the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Beginning in 2007, orthodox Catholic writers including myself wrote dozens of articles in an attempt to expose the funding and duplicitousness of two fake Catholic groups: the George Soros-funded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United. (For example,...
  • Clinton Camp Emails are an Affront to Catholics (and all faiths)

    10/16/2016 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | October 16, 2016 | Christine M. Flowers
    My father's mother was a diehard Democrat. If Ted Bundy and Charles Manson were running on a ticket touting women's rights, they'd have her vote as long as they weren't Republicans. Elsie was the kind of partisan who was incapable of seeing beyond the edges of her voter registration card. I'm sure she's still planning to support Hillary Clinton, assuming she can find the polling place nearest to her plot at Holy Cross Cemetery. Elsie was not alone in her unique, single-minded devotion. Many people are incapable of deviating from lifelong loyalties and biases and go to their graves rejecting,...
  • Reagan Catholics Could Propel Trump

    10/16/2016 11:46:41 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    Gazette.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Louis L. Murray
    Thou shall not kill would seem to be the most straightforward of Catholic teachings. New York state legalized abortion in 1970. Soon after, Catholics started leaving the Democratic Party for pro-life Republicans. Democrats could see the writing on the wall. They weren't happy. Society was changing. Roe v. Wade became the national law of the land in 1973. Democrats wanted in on the change and the church on their side as well. Democrats had toiled for years mining the ethnic Catholic vote. They didn't want to give up their mother lode. This moral migration of Catholics between the Democrats and...
  • Catholic Millennial Woman Sees Through Hillary’s Smear Campaign

    10/15/2016 8:35:17 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies
    https://www.catholics4trump.com/ ^ | October 15, 2016 | Catholics4Trump
    A young Catholic millennial woman, Kayla Adanalian, recently made us aware of an excellent piece she wrote about accountability. She, unlike many of her generation, is not fooled by the media/ left freak out over Trump while exhibiting zero outrage over Hillary’s crimes. Despite Hillary and the media’s propaganda campaign, this young Catholic woman gives us hope for the election and the future. There are young women out there who see Hillary’s last second smear campaign for what it is and also recognize the real vital issues at stake in this election.
  • Denver Archbishop rebukes Catholics who plan to vote for Democrats

    10/15/2016 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    Christian Times ^ | October 12, 2016 | Jardine Malado
    The archbishop of Denver has warned Catholics against voting for the Democratic party in the coming elections due to its support for abortion. In his article titled "Voting as a Catholic in 2016," Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila noted that both presidential candidates from the Republican and Democratic party were disliked by many voters. He stated that he also has the same aversion for both candidates but he suggested that people should look at the party's platforms instead. Aquila pointed out that the Democratic party has been aggressively campaigning in favor of abortion. He added that the party wants to appoint...
  • Anti-Catholics for Clinton - WSJ - (contempt for people of faith)

    10/14/2016 8:57:36 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 (updated)
    Via email, campaign advisers show contempt for people of faith. It’s no secret that progressive elites despise religion, but it’s still striking to see their contempt expressed so bluntly as in the leaked email chains that include Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The source of these documents is Wikileaks...... "This is a window into the intolerant secular soul of the Democratic establishment..."
  • The Clinton attack on the Catholic Church (*Podesta-Soros* connection)

    10/14/2016 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    19th Ward Chicago ^ | October 13, 2016
    CATHOLIC LEAGUE'S Bill Donahue Calls for CLINTON CAMPAIGN MANAGER to RESIGN The latest Wikileaks emails dropped reveals that George Soros and John Podesta have worked together to establish left wing Catholic groups - thus provoking the Catholic League's Bill Donahue to call for Hillary Clinton's campaign manager to resign immediately. Donahue writes and posted on the Catholic League's website Wednesday: Yesterday, I stopped short of asking Hillary Clinton to fire John Podesta, her campaign chairman. In light of the latest Wikileaks revelations, she has no choice but to cut all ties with this man. The man is hell bent on...
  • PODESTA MUST NOW BE FIRED

    10/13/2016 6:57:01 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 53 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 10/13/2016 | Bill Donohue
    We have long known that George Soros is the single most influential donor to dissident, and anti-Catholic, organizations. Now we know from Wikileaks what I long have suspected: John Podesta has been the most influential point man running offense for Soros. Together, they have sought to manipulate public opinion against the Catholic Church. In 2012, Sandy Newman, founder of the left-wing group, Voices for Progress, asked Podesta for advice on how best to “plant the seeds of the revolution.” The revolution he sought was an attempt to sunder the Catholic Church. Newman, who is Jewish, confessed that he was a...
  • Archbishop of Philadelphia Calls Clinton a "Scheming, Robotic Liar"(BINGO)

    10/13/2016 9:12:45 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 13, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In a column published in Catholic Philly, Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. called on Hillary Clinton to repudiate the hacked emails revealing a strain of anti-Catholic bigotry in her campaign, and also referred to the candidate a "scheming, robotic liar."
  • Dr. Seuss comments on Hillary staff mocking Catholics

    10/12/2016 7:19:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    twitter/tinypic ^ | 10-12-16 | DFU
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokeswoman Mocks Catholics, Calling Catholic Faith “Severely Backwards”

    10/12/2016 6:02:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The campaign of pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming under fire today after top Clinton officials mocked Catholics, calling their faith “severely backwards.” Yesterday, Wikileaks released transcripts of an email exchange entitled “Conservative Catholicism” between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin, a staffer at the Clinton allied Center for American Progress. In the email thread Halpin mocks News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson, Managing Editor of Wall Street Journal, for raising their kids Catholic. Halpin writes about these Catholics: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender...
  • On Catholics, Wikileaks Hits Paydirt

    10/12/2016 2:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 12, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    In general, I think most of the alleged Wikileaks scandals of recent days have been overblown. But the way in which Hillary Clinton’s top staffers talk about Catholics is a relatively serious matter. The email thread involves Hillary’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, her director of communications, Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin of the Center for American Progress, which was also Podesta’s and Palmieri’s home as of the date of the emails, April 11, 2011. Click to enlarge: This is the exchange. It starts with Halpin’s astonishingly arrogant comments: Ken Auletta’s latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off...
  • Trump Campaign Calls on Hillary Clinton to ‘Apologize and Fire’ Staff over ‘Anti-Catholic Bigotry’

    10/12/2016 1:38:03 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway called for Hillary Clinton to apologize for her senior staff’s criticism of Catholics, seen in a new email release from WikiLeaks, and to fire those involved during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon. “The hostility to religious liberty and the beliefs that we hold as Catholics should not go unnoticed or unpunished,” Conway stated. “We call on Hillary Clinton to apologize and to fire the staff who have engaged in this vicious anti-Catholic bigotry. All of this shows who these people are at the core.”
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 8:05:11 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 68 replies
    Lifezette.com ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Longtime Clinton confidante discussed infiltrating the Catholic Church with progressive ideology to foment revolution A newly leaked email shows Hillary Clinton’s current campaign chairman John Podesta and a Left-wing activist casually discussing fomenting “revolution” in the Catholic Church. “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 respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church,” Sandy Newman, president and founder of the progressive nonprofit Voices for Progress, writes to Podesta in an email titled “opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing.” “There...
  • The Basket People

    10/12/2016 5:10:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-12-2016 | MOTUS
    Wiki-who?Media collusion? Not a story unless the GOP is doing it. Collusion with DOJ on email? Depends on what your meaning of “collusion” is.Conflating email scandal with Benghazi in order to diffuse both? That’s just clever.Mockery of Catholics? Doesn’t everyone? And hey, First Amendment right to do so! Unless we’re talking about the Religion of Peace, in which case it would be hate speech.Besides, they weren’t talking about all Catholics, just a certain ultra-conservative subsect of Catholics who have “hijacked the faith.” Those who are “severely backwards,” who “bastardize the faith” and try to appear “sophisticated” by talking about “subsidiarity”...
  • The next ‘deplorables’? Clinton campaign rips ‘backwards’ Catholic beliefs in leaked e-mails

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – “Conservative Catholics” are the latest Americans to be smeared by members of Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, leaked emails revealed on Tuesday show. Catholic beliefs are bashed as “backwards” and conservative Catholics are termed responsible for “an amazing bastardization of the faith” in one of the more than 1,000 hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta released Tuesday afternoon by WikiLeaks. “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion,” writes Clinton campaign Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri. “Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals.”...
  • Syrian Nun Warns ‘Europe Has Let in Wolves’ With Migrant Policies

    10/10/2016 10:41:13 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    A Syrian Orthodox nun, hailed as a “modern Mother Theresa” in the German media, has warned that Europe’s refugee policy allows “wolves” in and that devout Muslims pose a threat to the continent. Sister Hatune Dogan, who has worked for 26 years helping Christians and Yazidis, said: “Europe has admitted the wolves, the sheep are still [in Syria and Iraq].”
  • Trump's pledge to Catholics: 'I'll be there for you'

    10/07/2016 4:36:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 7, 2016 | Brian Roewe
    Donald Trump has a message for U.S. Catholics: I'll be there for you as president. The Republican candidate for the nation's highest office offered those words in a letter, dated Wednesday and published by Catholic News Agency a day later, to Catholics gathered in Denver for the Catholic Leadership Conference. But the tone of the message indicated a wider audience in mind. "Catholics in the United States of America are a rich part of our nation's history," Trump said. "The United States was, and is, strengthened through Catholic men, women, priests and religious Sisters, ministering to people, marching in the...
  • U.S. bishop makes ‘erotic’ 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 school’s sex-ed program deemed by parents to be “erotic” and “salacious,” calling the program a “legitimate requirement” for graduation. Instead of listening to the parents’ concerns, the bishop has cited the Vatican’s newly minted and problematic sex-ed curriculum as a way to evaluate the school’s 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 “wholeheartedly support[s]” their right as “primary educator,” 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 Trump’s 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 voters’ religious preferences. Trump’s 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 Reporter’s 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 Trump’s 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)? Don’t 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 – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • MACY’S 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
    Macy’s 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 Macy’s 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 male’s presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men’s room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • ‘Pope’-Endorsed Ecumenical ‘Together 2016’ Unites Christians, Catholics in Nation’s Capitol

    07/18/2016 11:16:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/17/16 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON — Thousands of youth flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the ecumenical gathering “Together 2016,” which sought to unite those of various backgrounds to “stand together for Jesus” 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. “Everything now is protests: ‘I’m against this’ or ‘I hate that.’ 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 people’s 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
    “This was harder than I thought it would be,” Margaret O’Brien told a CBS reporter last weekend. O’Brien, 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 hierarchy’s 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 ‘Harm’ 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 ‘Harm’ Women By Refusing To Perform Abortions A senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project says the civil rights organization is filing a lawsuit in the hope of obtaining documents that show Catholic hospitals are “harming” women by taking taxpayer dollars for public services yet upholding their belief in the dignity of every human life.
  • The ACLU’s 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 won’t perform abortions. The so-called “civil liberties” 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 don’t 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 “Lavender Graduation” event, described as “a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students,” in order to “acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University.” 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 devil’s ‘work-cations’ 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 ‘work-cations’, it’s always in Oklahoma City, whose municipal authority is outwardly simpatico to the ‘Black Mass’. Courtesy of sex offender satanist Adam Daniels, the devil will be back in town again 7 p.m., Monday August 15, 2016. “The government-run Civic Center—in other words the town hall in Oklahoma City—is now selling tickets for this summer’s second Black Mass.” (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 “punishment” 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 “punishment” 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.