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  • 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,...
  • If the Church apologizes to homosexuals, what comes next? [Catholic Caucus]

    07/01/2016 6:17:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 1, 2016 | Phil Lawler
    Pope Francis says that the Church should apologize to homosexuals. But how should we go about it? The Holy Father made it clear, in that remarkable statement, that he thought individual Christians, not the universal Church, had mistreated homosexuals. Certainly I should apologize to anyone that I have offended. But I can’t apologize on behalf of others, especially if I am not aware of how they have given offense. What it is, exactly, for which apologies are due? Are we taking it for granted that on balance, Christians have done more harm than good for people with homosexual inclinations? Are...
  • “Who are we to judge?” Why this time is different. [Catholic Caucus]

    06/30/2016 6:40:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | Jun 30, 2016 | non veni pacem
    This is another game changer. HERE “The problem is a person that has a condition, that has good will and who seeks God, who are we to judge? And we must accompany them well…this is what the catechism says, a clear catechism.” Sounds a lot like three years ago, when Francis put an abrupt end to the +Ricca affair: “A gay person who is seeking God, who is of good will – well, who am I to judge him? The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says one must not marginalize these persons, they must be...
  • Francis: Christians must apologize to gay people for marginalizing them

    06/26/2016 5:54:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 64 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Jun. 26, 2016 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The Catholic church and other Christian communities must apologize to gay people and to many groups they have let down or offended throughout history, Pope Francis has said. In a press conference Sunday on the flight back to Rome after his weekend trip to Armenia, the pontiff said bluntly: "The church must say it's sorry for not having comported itself well many times, many times." "I believe that the church not only must say it's sorry ... to this person that is gay that it has offended," said the pope. "But it must say it's sorry to the poor, also,...
  • Dutch priest jubilant after giving Pope Francis his book of pro-gay homilies [Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2016 5:08:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 24, 2016 | Jeanne Smits
    At the end of the general audience in Saint Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke affectionately with a Dutch priest who had gained permission to present him with a compilation of funeral homilies about the theme of homosexuality. After the short meeting, Father Pierre Valkering, a parish priest from the diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam, told the press that he had been “profoundly touched” by the Pope’s welcoming attitude. Gay websites in the Netherlands gave prominence to the meeting, underscoring the way Pope Francis went out of his way to show his affection and interest for Fr. Valkering and his work....
  • [Catholic] Church must apologise to gay people, pope’s adviser declares

    06/24/2016 9:29:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Patsy McGarry
    A leading cardinal has said the Catholic Church should apologise to the gay community for its scandalous and terrible treatment of them, which had not changed until “very recently”. Speaking in Dublin, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said: “The history of homosexuals in our societies is very bad because we’ve done a lot to marginalise [them].” As church and society “we’ve also to say ‘sorry, sorry’ ”. The German cardinal is a member of the council of nine cardinals chosen by Pope Francis to advise him. Until “very recently”, the church, but also society at large, had been “very negative about gay...
  • CATHOLICS FEEL HELPLESS WHILE ‘GUTLESS’ BISHOP EMBRACES LGBT AGENDA

    06/23/2016 3:19:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 22, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    Faithful Catholics in the Australian diocese of Wollongong are expressing frustration after the bishop canceled a presentation defending marriage, instead joining LGBT activists in their pro-homosexual propaganda on church property. On June 14 the Australian Family Association (AFA) was scheduled to deliver a presentation at the hall of St. Therese Catholic School in Wollongong, about 50 miles south of Sydney. The AFA describes as its mission "to cultivate within society an appreciation that the integrity and well-being of the family is essential to the stability, morale, security and prosperity of the Australian nation." A flyer for the event was emailed...
  • Broadcaster for Italian Bishops Conference Advertise for Aberrosexuality-Orgies in Rome's Seminaries

    06/10/2016 8:15:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | June 9, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    A scandal beyond compare took place on June 6 at TV2000, the television station of the Italian Bishops' Conference CEI. During the broadcast "Il diario di Papa Francesco" (The Diary of Pope Francis) a "Christian LGBT" appeared as a guest. The inappropriate label, which wants to suggest a reconciliation of Christianity and homosexuality, was used for the first time in early May in Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops' Conference. "The concept of choice is as incorrect as if the newspaper of the bishops were written by Christian abortionists'" said Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (NBQ). "The concept of choice...
  • Will New Papal Instruction on Clerical Sex Abuse Target Danneels, Barros?

    06/04/2016 9:40:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 4, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Vatican Radio reports on the issuance of a new motu proprio letter from Pope Francis that aims to deal with episcopal enablers of clerical sex abuse: In a new Apostolic Letter, issued motu proprio, Pope Francis has established new norms providing for the removal of Bishops (or those equivalent to them in Canon Law) from their offices in cases where they have “through negligance, committed or omitted acts that have caused grave harm to others, either with regard to physical persons, or with regard to the community itself.” The Apostolic Letter “Come una madre amorevole” (As a Loving Mother) also...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Experienced ‘Sex Change Regret,’ Might De-Transition, Biographer Says

    05/12/2016 2:29:43 AM PDT · by detective · 137 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 11, 2016 | Tim Kenneally
    “It hasn’t been easy for Caitlyn, it’s been very hard,” Ian Halperin recalls one source telling him Caitlyn Jenner, who announced her transition from man to woman last year, has considered de-transitioning, the author of a new book about the Kardashian family told TheWrap on Wednesday. Ian Halperin, the author of “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family,” said that, while researching his book, multiple sources told him that the former Olympian had been miserable for months and has considered transitioning back to a man. “One source confirmed to me Caitlyn has made whispers of ‘sex change regret,’...
  • Despite short shrift in ‘Amoris’, Francis sees mercy for gays too

    04/22/2016 10:07:45 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Crux News ^ | Apri 21, 2016 | Father Edward Beck
    The pope’s pastoral outreach to the divorced and civilly remarried in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) has been widely praised, but some feel that gays got short shrift. Pope Francis explores the possibility of those in “irregular” marriages receiving Communion after having entered a process of conscience formation and discernment with their pastor (“the internal forum”) and other committed Christians. He also calls for compassion and flexibility when ministering to engaged couples cohabitating without the benefit of marriage. “Hence it can no longer simply be said that all those in any ‘irregular’ situation are living in...
  • Catholic university’s basketball coach doesn’t want faithful Catholics on the team?

    04/20/2016 1:56:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society via Life Site News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Adam Cassandra
    The head women’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco (USF) recently announced her same-sex marriage to an assistant coach, and suggested that any student-athletes who have “an issue” with her sexuality and relationship are not welcome on the team. On March 31, USF coach Jennifer Azzi publicly announced that she was in a same-sex marriage with her top assistant, Blair Hardiek, during an Anti-Defamation League awards ceremony. She was there introducing Golden State Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. Welts became the first senior sports executive to openly acknowledge his same-sex attraction in 2011 while president...