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  • [Catholic Caucus] THE GOLDEN BOY

    03/23/2017 9:11:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 23, 2017 | Church Militant
    Monsignor Michael Hull, an extremely close associate of the archdiocese's vicar general, Msgr. Greg Mustaciuolo, had a series of very plum assignments in the archdiocese. Sources tell Church Militant that this was owing to the nature of the close relationship between Hull and Mustaciouolo, a relationship where they wore matching Mickey Mouse sweaters while also overnighting at the archdiocese's seminary, St. Joseph's in the Dunwoodie neighborhood of Yonkers. Observers thought it was strange that Mustaciuolo would overnight at the seminary because his residence was just a short ride away in Manhattan. Mustociuolo made sure that Michael Hull was well provided...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican reform on sexual abuse has stalled

    03/22/2017 7:27:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 22, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    Three weeks have passed since Marie Collins resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM), complaining that the group’s work has been thwarted by resistance from within the Roman Curia. A few days after her public announcement, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF)—which was the main target of Collins’ criticism— defended his office and denied any foot-dragging on the abuse issue. Collins quickly shot back, rebutting the cardinal’s arguments. Since, then, silence. Where do we stand? Is this special papal commission really acting under restraint? Or do its...
  • LGBT activists threatened deadly violence if they weren’t allowed in Boston St. Patrick’s parade

    03/22/2017 7:57:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 21, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    LGBTQ activists threatened "large-scale violence," rioting and "possible deaths" if they were not allowed to participate in Sunday's St. Patrick’s Day Parade, parade organizers said. According to parade officials, Boston Police said homosexuals bused in from other states to "disrupt" the festivities were a serious threat unless Catholic organizers permitted a gay veterans group in the parade. Police not only determined the gay threats were "credible" but warned that they would not guarantee the safety of the public, including children. It was also implied that organizers would be responsible if gay violence erupted. Faced with the threat of "large-scale" gay...
  • Archbishop Paglia: Please resign as head of the Vatican's Academy for Life! [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:36:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 16, 2017 | several
    This petition has been created and sponsored by a coalition of Italian pro-life and pro-family groups. BACKGROUND Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life recently gave remarks expressing unqualified admiration for longtime friend Marco Pannella, one of Italy’s most radical proponents of the culture of death. Speaking about the Italian Radical Party founder, Paglia stated that he was "a man of great spirituality" and that his death was “a great loss, not only for the people of the Radical Party, but also for our country,” among many other glowing statements. Pannella spent his life fighting...
  • To Pope Francis: Show Me Your Friends and I'll Tell You Who You Are! [Catholic Caucus]

    03/19/2017 11:38:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Les Femmes - The Truth ^ | March 17, 2017 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    My mother used to say often when warning us about carefully choosing our friends that, "Birds of a feather flock together." Did you ever see a cardinal flying with vultures? Well, maybe that isn't the best example since so many cardinals these days are, in fact, vultures. And, sadly, Pope Francis has placed many of these evil men in important positions at the Vatican. Let's check out a few. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo Sorondo countenances the worst moral evils as was evident recently at the Biological Extinction meeting. He happily legitimizes enemies of the Church and life itself by offering...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan Talks Lent, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Trump & More

    03/16/2017 6:06:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 16, 2017 | unknown
    Since it is Lent, who better to stop by and chat with Brigitte Quinn but his Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Dolan sat down with Quinn, a nice Irish girl (by marriage) he noted, and talked about Lenten sacrifices, St. Patrick’s Day and the parade which is tomorrow. By the way, if you’re wondering if Cardinal Dolan is giving up anything for Lent, he is: Beer! Diet root beer is his substitute. BQ: It was only in 2015 that the first LGBT group marched and you caught a little flack for that. CD: Nooo. We caught quite...
  • Is the pontificate of Francis in the clutches of the gay lobby? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 2:05:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 6, 2017 | Rick Fitzgibbons, MD and Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg
    The recent revelations of homoerotic, blasphemous art in the Cathedral of Terni, commissioned by Archbishop Paglia, now the head of the Vatican office that oversees the St. John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family worldwide, raise several vital issues that need to be urgently addressed. The protection of Catholic marriages, families, youth and the Church depend upon a correct resolution of this scandal. To begin with, the exposition of homoerotic art in Archbishop Paglia’s Cathedral from 2007 raises the important question of how he could ever have been chosen to lead the Pontifical Council for the Family...
  • Vatican archbishop featured in homoerotic painting he commissioned [Catholic Caucus]

    03/03/2017 3:01:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The archbishop now at the helm of the Pontifical Academy for Life paid a homosexual artist to paint a blasphemous homoerotic mural in his cathedral church in 2007. The mural includes an image of the archbishop himself. The archbishop, Vincenzo Paglia, was also recently appointed by Pope Francis as president of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The massive mural still covers the opposite side of the facade of the cathedral church of the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia. It depicts Jesus carrying nets to heaven filled with naked and semi-nude homosexuals, transsexuals, prostitutes, and...
  • Francis and the fruit of false compassion: Sexual predators treated better than victims [Cath Cauc]

    02/26/2017 4:22:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 26, 2017 | Paul Anthony Melanson
    ABC News reports: "Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question. One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest who received the pope's clemency was later convicted by an Italian criminal court for his sex crimes against children as young as 12. The Rev. Mauro Inzoli is now facing a second church trial after new evidence emerged against him, The Associated Press has learned.  The Inzoli case is...
  • Cardinal Coccopalmerio: my Communion guidance wouldn’t apply to gay couples

    02/23/2017 12:00:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 23, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, one of the most prominent defenders of Communion for the remarried, has said that his proposed guidance would apply to the divorced and remarried, but not to gay couples. He explained: “It’s not a natural condition”. Cardinal Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, said last week that divorced and remarried couples could take Communion if they found it “impossible” to avoid sex. The Church has taught that the remarried cannot receive Communion, except possibly when they endeavour to live “in complete continence”. Cardinal Coccopalmerio’s critics said he had contradicted this doctrine, as well as...
  • These Catholic parishes openly celebrate LGBT. Why aren’t bishops stopping it? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 11:10:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Part one of a series on “gay-friendly” parishes and ministries in the Catholic Church January 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – As controversy continues to rage over Pope Francis’ doctrines on communion for the divorced and remarried, an even more controversial practice proliferating in the shadows for decades is becoming increasingly open and explicit: same-sex couples exerting their influence in Catholic parishes throughout the United States and Canada. At a rapidly growing number of proudly "gay-friendly" parishes, same-sex couples who flout the Church’s teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts are exercising leadership roles and receiving Communion with encouragement from their pastors....
  • BOMBSHELL: PRIEST AT FOREFRONT OF PUSHING BIRTH CONTROL ADMITS GAY LIFESTYLE

    02/16/2017 2:44:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 16, 2017 | CHRISTINE NILES, M.ST. (OXON.), J.D.
    A new book by a priest who led the vanguard of dissent on birth control in Canada reveals for the first time his decades living as an active homosexual. Father Gregory Baum, a laicized priest married to a former nun for 30 years, admits in his forthcoming autobiography The Oil Has Not Run Dry that his wife did not mind the fact that he had a gay priest-lover on the side. "Shirley did not mind that, when we moved to Montreal in 1986, I met Normand, a former priest, with whom I fell in love," Baum writes in Chapter 32....
  • 24 Atheists Impressed by Bishop Barron’s YouTube Interview

    02/03/2017 2:37:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Brandon Vogt ^ | February 3, 2017 | Brandon Vogt
    A few months ago, a man named Dave Rubin reached out to us at Word on Fire to ask if Bishop Barron would be open to an interview. (Apparently lots of Dave’s Twitter followers suggested the idea.) To be honest, we didn’t know much about Dave at the time. But after some Googling, we discovered he’s a well-known comedian and host of the super popular “Rubin Report”, a show that airs directly through YouTube. “The Rubin Report” has over 350,000 subscribers and 100 million views. It’s one of the most popular YouTube channels in the world. Dave mostly shares cultural...
  • The "New Evangelization": Mainstreaming the Sin of Sodom

    02/02/2017 8:52:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 1, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The articulate and highly telegenic Bishop Robert Barron, made an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Pope Francis, is representative of a new clerical style that has arisen within the unprecedented post-Vatican II division of the human element of the Church (not the Church per se) into traditionalist, "conservative" and liberal branches — a development roughly parallel to the division of Judaism into Orthodox, Conservative and Reform branches. Before Vatican II every orthodox Catholic priest was a “traditionalist” by today’s liberalized standard: he offered Mass the way the Church had always offered it — in Latin —...
  • Bishop Barron would not reverse Supreme Court’s decision which legalized same-sex marriage

    01/31/2017 5:34:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | January 2016 | Joseph Sciambra
    Excerpts from interview with Dave Rubin: With Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Barron spoke about: If the only thing gay person hears from the Catholic Church is you’re “intrinsically disordered” we have a very serious problem on our hands. (In New York City alone – there are several gay-affirming parishes that regularly sponsor “Pride” masses, organized lectures and retreats given by Catholic “gay” men and women who openly dissent from Church teachings with regards to homosexuality. How then, could anyone possibly believe that there are “gay” people who only hear they are “intrinsically disordered” from the Church – actually, this is probably...
  • TOLDYA: Grand Master Festing’s Resignation Coerced, Ties To Faggots Leaked By Team Bergoglio

    01/27/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | January 27, 2017 | Ann Barnhardt
    Well, well, well. Overnight more details emerged, confirming what I wrote yesterday. First, Edward Pentin, who is almost single-handedly “saving Catholicism from itself” with his reportage, as one very solid priest friend put it, has details of the secret meeting in which Antipope Bergoglio illegally coerced Grand Master Festing into “resigning”. Excerpted from RorateCaeli: The Pope summoned Fra’ Festing to the Vatican on Jan. 24 on the strict instruction not to let anyone know about the audience — a modus operandi that has been used frequently during this pontificate, the Register has learned. During the meeting, Francis asked Fra’ Festing...
  • Instructions on “Amoris Laetitia” from Malta’s Bishops Can Inform LGBT Issues, Too

    01/23/2017 9:45:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | January 22, 2017 | Robert Shine
    Bishops in Malta have published a document on applying Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on family released by Pope Francis last year. The bishops’ document reflects the pope’s call for more mercy and inclusion in the church, all of which is applicable to LGBT issues. In the document, “Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia,” Maltese Bishops Charles Scicluna and Mario Grech primarily addressed the situation of Catholics who are divorced and civilly remarried. Yet the principles they laid out are transferable to LGBT Catholics and their loved ones, too. Released on the Feast of the Epiphany,...
  • Catholic priest sues Diocese of Palm Beach for covering up homosexual abuse [Catholic Caucus]

    01/15/2017 10:57:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | January 14, 2017 | Toronto Catholic Witness
    In January, 2015, Fr. Gallagher caught a visiting priest from India showing homosexual pornography to a 14 year old boy. Fr. Gallagher rightly went straight to the police. However, in doing so, this good priest felt the wrath of the local Bishop, Gerald Barbarito. It seems the bishop was not at all happy that Fr. Gallagher had had this vile sodomite arrested. Apparently, the Diocese had preferred to spirit the sodomite out of the country, back to India. Barbarito responded to Fr Gallagher's righteous actions to go straight to the police by releasing his underlings - clerical and lay -in...
  • [Catholic Caucus]: A child abuse scandal is coming for Pope Francis

    01/03/2017 9:51:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | January 3, 2017 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Catholic Church has long been plagued by sickening scandals involving priests abusing children. And there is reportedly another scandal coming — this one of the pope's own making. Two people with direct ties to the Vatican tell me that Pope Francis, following the advice of his clubby group of allies in the curia, is pressing to undo the reforms that were instituted by his predecessors John Paul II and Benedict XVI in handling the cases of abuser priests. Francis is pushing ahead with this plan even though the curial officials and cardinals who favor it have already brought more...
  • Rome Could Have Stopped the New UN LGBT Czar

    12/26/2016 3:05:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 23, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    This week the brave African delegations to the UN fought a rear-guard action to stop a new UN office that will seek out and punish any country or institution that does not bend to the will of the dominant LGBT ethos. This months-long fight began at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and it was almost stopped there. It could have been stopped there. It could have been stopped anywhere along the way as it moved from Geneva to the Third Committee of the General Assembly and finally this week to the General Assembly itself. All that was left to...
  • JetBlue Passengers Removed From Flight After Harassing Ivanka Trump

    12/22/2016 12:53:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 22, 2016 | Madeline Farber
    Two JetBlue passengers were kicked off a flight Thursday after one reportedly harassed Ivanka Trump. The daughter of President-elect Donald Trump was traveling with her three children when a male passenger "expressed displeasure" about having her on the plane, the Associated Press reports....
  • The Longenecker Exception [Catholic Caucus]

    12/20/2016 12:00:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | December 19, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    This column has more than once examined the sophistical method of popular neo-Catholic blogger Fr. Dwight Longenecker, who seems to specialize in advancing radically liberal positions under the guise of “conservative” Catholicism. Fr. Longenecker has now employed his method to neutralize the Vatican’s repeated instructions that homosexuals are not to be admitted to the seminary and, if detected, are not to be allowed to advance to ordination. In discussing the just-released document “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation” (Gift), Fr. Longenecker’s article begins by noting that Gift “re-affirmed the ban on the admission of homosexuals to seminary.” Indeed, the most...
  • A Closer Reading of Ban on Gay Seminarians

    12/20/2016 11:51:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    America Magazine ^ | December 19, 2016 | Michael O'Loughlin
    When a Vatican office released a new document about the formation of new priests earlier this month, it reiterated a 2005 policy that has been interpreted as barring gay men from the priesthood, despite the not insignificant number of priests who identify as gay. But a priest in Chicago, who has advised two cardinals on theological issues and who has written extensively about the churchÂ’s teaching on homosexuality, published a column in the Vatican newspaper LÂ’Osservatore Romano on Dec. 18 in which he argues that the documentÂ’s nuance has been overlooked. The Rev. Louis J. Cameli, author of Catholic Teaching...
  • Priest is Being Dismissed from Clerical State Because of Book Critical of Sodomites

    12/20/2016 9:49:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Update: just for the sake of people who've raised questions about the title we'd like to clarify. Without consulting the canon law, and not having any real accreditation in it, we understand that it's necessary for a suspended priest to submit himself for laicization of his own free will. We know of cases where clergy have refused to submit to it, but they are effectively inactive. In any case, he's been thrown out of his parish into the street and can't act as a priest. So, as far as we know, he hasn't been laicized yet, but regardless, whether he...
  • KY BISHOP TO JOIN PRO-LGBT CONFERENCE

    12/12/2016 8:11:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 9, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    A Kentucky bishop is one of several clerics and religious scheduled to participate in a pro-LGBT symposium sponsored by New Ways Ministry, a dissident Catholic group censured by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John Stowe of the diocese of Lexington is scheduled to participate in the group's eighth annual symposium, called "Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis," being held April 28–30, 2017 in Chicago. New Ways Ministry is notorious for demanding changes in Church teaching on the morality of same-sex relations, the normalization of so-called transgenderism and ordination of women...
  • RANDY ENGEL AND AN OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS

    12/11/2016 4:45:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Non-Faithful Catholic Schools ^ | December 10, 2016 | Randy Engel
    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On November 9, 2013, this reporter wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis “On a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty An open letter to Pope Francis - RenewAmerica www.renewamerica.com On a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty and La Lobby Gay in The Catholic Church . A member of the pope’s Council of Eight brought the Open Letter to the attention of the pontiff, and a short time later the Vatican announced the creation of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (and vulnerable adults). At the end of my...
  • America, you were warned: Big holiday party cancelled, fashion industry in crisis mode [tr]

    12/04/2016 5:54:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    twitter via Twitchy ^ | December 3, 2016 | Brett T.
    America, you were warned: Big holiday party cancelled, fashion industry in crisis mode after Trump victory the annual holiday party for the fashion industry hosted by publicist James La Force and his husband, writer Stephen Henderson, has been cancelled. . . . The L.A. Times reports that the couple had custom invitations printed in advance with the assumption that Hillary Clinton would be president and the national mood would be jolly. Alas, no one feels like partying, so the invitations were sent out with not only a cancellation notice inside, but a note saying that the party budget would be...
  • Belgium bishop co-authors book in support of pre-marital sex, same-sex relations

    11/30/2016 2:25:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 25, 2016 | Eduardo Echeverria
    May I? Sorry, Thank you, Open Dialogue about relationships, marriage and family (2016) is simplistic, misleading, and in direct opposition to Church teaching in numerous ways. Christ is the Light of the world The opening sentences of Vatican II’s Lumen gentium state that Christ is the light of all nations, not the Church, but that this light shines on the Church’s face, especially in its proclamation of the Gospel. The human reception of that light—and hence of the Gospel—is, however, open to resistance and hence to distortion, misinterpretation, and rejection (see John Paul II, Dominum et Vivificantum, §§55-56, 47). Thus,...
  • Letter from Rome Would the Vatican Be Happier with Hillary?

    11/07/2016 1:07:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Commonweal ^ | November 6, 2016 | Robert Mickens
    The most bizarre presidential campaign in perhaps the entire history of the United States will culminate Tuesday. It’s well known that the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, are both extremely unpopular among many members of their respective political parties. The U.S. bishops, by and large, have depicted them as equally unacceptable to Catholic voters because the positions of each of the candidates are inimical to various aspects of the church’s social or moral teachings. But the so-called culture warriors in the American episcopate, like Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, have been none too subtle in...
  • Archdiocese provokes Mexican ‘discrimination’ police by stating ‘people aren’t born homosexual’

    09/30/2016 5:51:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9/30/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The Archdiocese of Mexico has kindled the ire of the country’s “discrimination” police after publishing an interview with psychologist Richard Cohen, who recounts his conversion from homosexuality to heterosexuality as well as his subsequent career as a therapist for those suffering from same-sex attraction. In an article entitled “People aren’t born homosexual,” the archdiocesan weekly newspaper Desde la fe (From the Faith) writes that homosexuality is “reversible” and quotes Cohen stating that his own homosexuality was caused by the disordered relationships he experienced with his parents and siblings. “There was a lack of unity with my father and an excessive...
  • New Bergoglian Bishop from Buenos Aires-believes embryos are not life and approves of "gay ...

    09/28/2016 12:41:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 28, 2016 | Vox Cantoris
    This is the newest Bergoglian Bishop. Clearly, Redemptionis Sacramentum never made it to Argentina. Fracto demum sacramento, ne vacilles, sed memento tantum esse sub fragmento, quantum toto tegitur. Nulla rei fit scissura: signi tantum fit fractura, qua nec status, nec statura signati minuitur. Nor a single doubt retain, when they break the Host in twain, but that in each part remain what was in the whole before; For the outward sign alone may some change have undergone, while the Signified stays one, and the same forevermore. From the Corpus Christi sequence, Lauda Sion by St. Thomas Aquinas; but what did...
  • A whiff of schism: when different Catholics hold radically different beliefs

    09/24/2016 6:17:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 23, 2016 | Phil Lawler
    At a Catholic parish in Athy, Ireland, a lesbian couple who resigned from parish ministry after entering a legal marriage has returned to active participation—and to loud applause. So now everyone is welcome in St. Michael’s parish, right? Wrong. Anthony Murphy, the editor of Catholic Voice—the man who objected to the lesbian couple’s prominent role in parish life—has received so many threats that he is, on the advice of the local police, staying away from the parish. But then again, if you know the whole story, you may wonder why Murphy would ever want to attend Mass at St. Michael’s....
  • Gloria.TV News on the 23rd of September

    09/23/2016 6:08:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 23, 2016
    Silent Support: Albert Roggenbuck, a so-called drag queen – a man who dresses up as a woman – gave the homily, functioned as a deacon and distributed Holy Communion during a Mass during the novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the parish of Itaquera in the diocese of Sao Miguel Paulista, Sao Paolo. The local bishop Dom Manuel Parrado Carral has shown silent support of this scandal. Bishop Against Nature: The first two homosexuals – both over 40 years of age - have contracted a civil homosex pseudo-marriage in Rome after the Italian parliament voted for it and...
  • Prominent Jesuit will accept award from pro-homosexual group condemned...[Catholic Caucus]

    09/20/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    One of the most prominent and well-known Jesuits in America is slated to accept an award from New Ways Ministry, a pro-homosexual group that rejects moral teachings of the Catholic Church, on October 30. New Ways Ministry will honor Father James Martin, the editor at large of America magazine and the author of numerous books, with its Bridge Building Award, which “honors those individuals who by their scholarship, leadership, or witness have promoted discussion, understanding, and reconciliation between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church.” The group chose Martin “as a recipient of our Bridge Building Award for his strong...
  • IRISH LESBIANS RETURN, GIVEN STANDING OVATION AT CATHOLIC MASS [Catholic Caucus]

    09/12/2016 10:35:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant | http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/irish-lesbians-honored-in-return-as-parishoners-face-more | Max Douglas
    A lesbian couple has returned to their leadership roles in their Catholic parish in the diocese of Dublin, Ireland, even applauded from the pews, while the faithful Catholic parishioner who raised concerns about the scandal of their same-sex "marriage" continues to be shunned. Anthony Murphy, editor of The Catholic Voice Ireland, spoke with Church Militant and offered his reaction. Murphy was the one who had initially expressed concerns about the lifestyle of Jacinta O'Donnell and Geraldine Flanagan, a "married" same-sex couple at St. Michael's Church in Athy, and as a result, they stepped down from their roles as choir directors....
  • The Church is not split btwn traditionalists and progressives, but btwn Catholics and modernists

    09/10/2016 2:54:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/the-church-is-not-split-between-traditionalists-and | September 9, 2016 | tantumblogo
    So said the well-known liturgist Msgr. Nicola Bux. To help explicate his definition a little more, consider the two items below. First, a priest in Sicily – mirroring more than one in Spain, for centuries perhaps the most Catholic country in the world – has blessed a lesbian couple in church, and called for the Church to “bless gay unions:” What is true in Spain, is also possible in Italy. A priest of the Archdiocese of Palermo, where Pope Francis recently installed a “Bergoglian” as archbishop, “blessed” a lesbian couple. “I hope that the church will one day bless gay...
  • Catholics hold 'Liturgy of Apology' to LGBTQs

    08/20/2016 9:47:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Sydney Star Observer ^ | August 15, 2016
    NEWTOWN’S Catholic Church has become one of the world’s first churches to apologise to LGBTI people for the hurt caused by the action and inaction of Catholic and Christian people and churches. In June, Pope Francis called for an apology to gay and lesbian people and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Newtown become one of the first to respond holding a Liturgy of Apology organised by the Rainbow Catholic Interagency for Ministry on Friday. “It was difficult to choose which personal stories to share during the liturgy; each individual’s story is so powerful, unique and precious,” Francis Voon, a Catholic...
  • Kasperite Bishop Appointed Head of Pontifical Academy for Life [Catholic Caucus]

    08/17/2016 11:40:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | Maike Hickson
    Vatican expert Dr. Sandro Magister revealed yesterday – a day before the announcement was officially made – the troubling news that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has been chosen by Pope Francis to be the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, as well as of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Paglia is already the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family. With this decision, Pope Francis makes another move in order to strengthen the progressive direction of his papal teaching concerning moral matters. Paglia is known to be a strong supporter of...
  • "Moderate Muslims" Update

    08/11/2016 12:56:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 10, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    This column inaugurates a new topic for Fatima Perspectives: exposing the fraud of “moderate” Islam. In recent weeks, Pope Francis has continued his bizarre, dogged defense of the religion invented by Mohammed, whom Saint John Damascene described as “a false prophet” who “gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his…” As the whole world knows, Francis has even gone so far as to equate Islamic terror and the mass murder of Christians with “Catholic violence,” meaning — believe it or not —...
  • How a Small-Town Parish Disposed of Its Troublesome Priest [Catholic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 1:34:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 1, 2016 | Timothey J. Williams
    The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the guilty. The innocent don’t need such protection, but there aren’t any innocent people in this tale. Some years ago, I was living in a small, mid-western town populated mostly by people whose livelihood centered on agriculture. It was a typical one-parish town, with a Catholic church more than a hundred years old, quite beautiful from the outside, and sadly “renovated” on the inside. The high altar was gone, replaced by a heavy table, and facing the people a simple wooden cross sans corpus...
  • San Jose diocese says gay is ok [Catholic Caucus]

    07/30/2016 7:35:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 28, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    The diocese of San Jose is saying its LGBT ministry will not "elaborate" on Church teaching on "sexual morality, conscience, and personal sin," while claiming that gay people can't change their sexual orientation. The document "Guidelines for the Catholic LGBT Ministry Council" bears the name of Bp. Patrick J. McGrath and is the guide by which Catholic parishes are to deal with LGBT people. It maintains from the outset that the guidelines "do not presume any particular social or psychological analysis of sexuality in our society, except for a generally accepted premise that individuals do not choose and cannot change...
  • Cardinal Sarah decries “attempt to make homosexuality the cornerstone of a new global ethic”

    07/14/2016 12:29:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Steve Jalsevac
    This is the 4th and final list of notable quotes from Cardinal Sarah’s book, God or Nothing. Today we publish excerpts of Sarah’s clear teaching on moral issues. I strongly suggest reading all four reports if this is the first that you have read. Each report covers different issues. - Cardinal Sarah: “Those who want to eradicate poverty make Christ a liar – they are mistaken and lying” - Cardinal Sarah: ambiguities on doctrine - can lead to dangerous opinions. - Cardinal Sarah: ‘separating magisterial teaching from pastoral practice is… heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology’ Purchasing and reading the book,...
  • Vatican Watch…So Much for Pope’s Child Protection Commission [Catholic Caucus]

    07/13/2016 6:28:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 12, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    “It is the Argentine attitude: Suppress and ignore” V.S.Naipaul, The Return of Eva Peron In the summer of 2011, the Puyehue Volcano near the Chilean city of Osorno, erupted sending a cloud of ash billowing into the Chilean skies and blanketing the farmlands with cinders. Perhaps Mother Nature was prescient, anticipating the upcoming volcanic reaction by Osorno Catholics to the appointment of the much despised and discredited Bishop Juan Barros by Pope Francis in March 2015. At issue, is the papal selection of a bishop with a long and sordid history of covering up clergy sex abuse. Like all political...
  • The tears of a mother: The tragedy of pro-gay Catholic ministries in the Archdiocese of LA

    07/13/2016 12:29:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joseph Sciambra
    The real-life experiences of a Catholic mother with a “gay” daughter: When my oldest daughter was a teenager she had her first same sex relationship. As a Catholic mother, finding out was very upsetting. Several years afterwards seeing an ad in the Assumption Blessed Virgin parish bulletin for a “Catholic ministry” “for parents of gay and lesbians” I had hope that I had found supportive safe place of likeminded Catholic parents. The meeting was held in the parish meeting rooms of Holy Family parish in South Pasadena, led by a woman psychologist, Dr Elizabeth Taylor; there was no priest present....
  • Cardinal Schönborn Says Amoris Laetitia is Binding Doctrine [Catholic Caucus]

    07/07/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 7, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    Austrian Catholic website kath.net reports that on 7 July, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn published an interview in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, in which he said that Amoris Laetitia is a binding doctrinal document. From now on, says Schönborn, all the previous magisterial texts concerning marriage and the family “have to be read in the light of Amoris Laetitia.” Schönborn also said in this interview – a fuller excerpt of this text has now been published in English in the Jesuit journal Civiltà Cattolica – that it is “obvious” that Amoris Laetitia is an act of the Magisterium since it...
  • Pope Taps Pro-Homosexual Cupich for Key Bishop-Making Panel {Catholic Caucus]

    07/07/2016 12:10:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Catholic Family News and Crux News ^ | July 7, 2016 | John Venarri; Crux News Staff
    CFN intro: Leftist Cupich is notoriously pro-homosexual. He is now positioned by Francis to recommend men of his ilk to become bishops in the United States. The Francis disaster continues full throttle and will further poison the Church in America and worldwide. Oremus - jv Crux Staff, July 7, 2016 By naming Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago to the Vatican's all-important Congregation for Bishops, Pope Francis effectively has positioned him, in tandem with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., to be the American "kingmakers" on this pope's watch. Pope Francis on Thursday named Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago to the...
  • U.S. Bishop: Catechism uses ‘very destructive’ language on homosexuality [Catholic Church]

    07/07/2016 10:31:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy celebrated Pope Francis’ call for Christians to apologize to gays and suggested the Catholic Church consider changing how it refers to same-sex attraction and homosexual acts. McElroy’s comments were published June 30 in an interview with the Jesuit magazine America. “I think [the Pope’s call for an apology] opens up a very helpful pathway to dialogue and hopefully healing,” McElroy said. “What we need to project in the life of the church is ‘You are part of us and we are part of you.’ [LGBT Catholics] are part of our families.” After the Orlando terrorist...
  • Cardinal Reinhard Marx vs. Cardinal (and Saint) Peter Damian: Do homosexual unions have ‘value’?

    07/05/2016 10:37:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    According to Cardinal Reinhard Marx, homosexual relationships have “worth,” a worth that must be recognized by the Catholic Church. “We have to respect the decisions of people,” Marx told the media last week in Dublin after delivering a speech at Trinity College, according to a recent report in the Irish Times. “We have to respect the decisions of people. We have to respect also, as I said in the first synod on the family, some were shocked but I think it’s normal, you cannot say that a relationship between a man and a man and they are faithful [that] that...
  • Is Pope Francis a Lone Ranger on apologizing to gays?

    07/03/2016 6:24:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | July 3, 2016 | David Gibson
    When Pope Francis said this week that the church should ask forgiveness from gay people for the way it has treated them, he sparked yet another round of global headlines about how his unpredictable papacy is changing Catholicism. But more than setting the church on a new course, Francis may have exposed the tensions within his own hierarchy over how to engage the gay community — tensions that have intensified in the weeks after the horrific massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead. Francis’ comments Sunday (June 26) during an in-flight press conference on his return...
  • I am sorry to "Gays"

    07/03/2016 4:31:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 89 replies
    July 3, 2016 | Vox Cantoris
    I am sorry to all "gays." I am sorry that Pope Francis said the words "who am I too judge" and because he did not understand that the media would leave out the first part and only concentrate on the second. I am sorry that this made you think that it is okay to continue on in a life choice that will result in your spending an eternity cut off from God, in Hell. I am sorry to "gays" that the Pope has called you "gay." You see, you are not "gay" any more than you are a one-eyed, one-horned,...