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  • 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...
  • Pope’s exhortation adopts the approach to same-sex unions that Synod fathers rejected

    04/14/2016 6:55:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Voice of the Family via Life Site News ^ | April 14, 2016 | Voice of the Family
    Throughout the two “synods on the family” held in Rome in October 2014 and October 2015 there was intense pressure for the Church to change her immutable teaching on homosexuality and homosexual unions. This pressure came not only from “LGBT” activists but also from those responsible for preparing the official synodal documents. The approach to homosexual unions in the synod documents See the appendix at the end of the article for fuller extracts from the synodal documents. 1. The Extraordinary Synod’s interim Relatio post disceptationem affirmed “that unions between people of the same sex cannot be considered on the same...
  • Same-Sex Civil Unions in Italy: Historical Betrayal by Catholics

    03/04/2016 2:07:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Corrispondenza Romana via Rorate Caeli ^ | March 2, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    The approval of homosexual pseudo-marriage in the Senate on February 25th 2016, with 173 in favor, 71 against and 76 abstentions is the last stage in the process of dissolution of Italian society which began with the introduction of divorce (1970), then the legalization of abortion (1978) and has as its next, imminent step, the legalization of euthanasia. With that in mind, we understand the exaltation of the secular press: "In the long and tortuous history of sexual liberation in Italy - writes Francesco Merlo in "La Repubblica", February 26th - this law has the same epochal importance as the...
  • Vatican Secretary of State avoids direct opposition to Italian civil-union legislation

    02/25/2016 10:26:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 24, 2016
    The Vatican's Secretary of State did not oppose a bid to recognize same-sex unions in Italy-- although he did insist that civil unions should not be given equal status with marriage-- in informal talks with Italian government officials on February 23. Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a reception honoring the anniversary of the Lateran Accords, the 1929 agreement that established the Vatican city-state and the terms of its relations with Italy. Cardinal Parolin said that the pending legislation to allow civil unions "came up, but did not enter into our...
  • MILAN CATHEDRAL ROMANTIC TOURS INCLUDE HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES

    02/15/2016 8:18:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/14/16 | Juliana Freitag
    Love-themed tours are being offered in the Milan Cathedral for Valentine's Day -- and they'll include homosexual couples. The organization responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the cathedral, La Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo ("The Venerable Factory of the Cathedral"), is sponsoring the romantic tours, with the aim of raising funds for the renovation. The program includes a visit to the Church's spires at sunset. Unlike other tours, which are open to the general public and may include children, this one is aimed specifically at adult couples. If their donation surpasses 80 euros, a personalized certificate is issued as "a...
  • N.Y. Bishops Won’t Oppose Gov. Cuomo’s Rule To Stop Health Coverage for Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/11/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Although the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered," constitute "grave depravity," and can never "be approved," the Catholic bishops of New York State "have not taken a position" on past bills and "do not foresee taking a position" on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new order banning private and public health insurers from covering gay conversion therapy for minors. Cuomo, a Catholic who supports homosexual marriage and abortion, made his announcement about prohibiting health care coverage for conversion (or reparative) therapy on Saturday, Feb. 6. In a press release, Cuomo's office said, "Multi-agency regulations announced today ban public and...
  • BOMBAY CARDINAL PUSHES GAY RIGHTS IN INDIA

    02/05/2016 9:26:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 3, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    The top court of India is re-evaluating a law deeming homosexual acts punishable with prison time-- and the Catholic archbishop of Bombay is encouraging the move. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, and known to be gay-friendly, has come out "in favor of decriminalization of Section 377" of the Indian Penal Code, which declares homosexual acts as "against the order of nature." The supreme court in New Delhi is setting up a panel to re-examine a 2013 ruling that declared only the Indian parliament could repeal the colonial-era law prohibiting the country's citizens from openly engaging in a homosexual lifestyle....
  • Defiant Catholic Laity against "same-sex unions", despite little support from the Vatican

    01/31/2016 9:23:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 68 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 1/30/16 | New Catholic
    The "Cirinna Bill" being debated in the Italian Parliament to allow "same-sex unions" in that central nation of Catholicism managed to bring Catholics from all over Italy to Rome this Saturday. The image from the Circo Massimo is unmistakable: on this "Family Day", a huge multitude of Italian families (including many friends of this blog) gathered to protest the government's support of the counternatural bill. Cardinal Bagnasco, the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, despite the clear lack of support from Pope Francis, kept his support for the event. Some Cardinals, including Cardinal Sarah, showed their support. But the Pope...
  • Pope Invites Evil Dominican Head of "Gay Lobby" to Secret Meeting

    01/29/2016 9:25:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Friday, January 29, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Bishop Jose Raul Vera Lopez, Dominican and Diocesan Bishop of Saltillo in Mexico, is held to be the "bishop of the gay lobby" in the Catholic Church. The Liberation Theology "inspired" chief shepherd has been known in recent years primarily for his vociferous defense of homosexuality. On the day before the opening of the Synod of Bishops in 2015 on the family, Raul Vera was a "special guest" at a meeting of a "Catholic Gay Network" in Rome. Next February, he will be one of a small circle of selected persons with whom Pope Francis meets during his Mexico...
  • Francis and "Civil Unions" for "Gays": Not to Say NO Is to Say YES.

    01/26/2016 1:43:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 25, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As the Italian parliament prepares to vote on whether to legalize "civil unions" for "couples" who engage in sodomy, Pope Francis has told the judges of the Roman Rota (the Vatican's matrimonial tribunal) that "there can be no confusion between the family God wants and any other type of union. ... The family, founded on indissoluble matrimony that unites and allows procreation, is part of the 'dream' of God and that of his Church for the salvation of humanity." That sounds fine, putting aside the peculiar notion that God has a "dream" about "the family that God wants" as opposed...
  • Pentagon Officers: We Quit if Trump Wins

    12/17/2015 9:08:34 AM PST · by mrbinga · 385 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/16/15 | Nancy A. Youssef
    The plans of the next president are personal to the officers of the Pentagon, who are threatening to quit if The Donald becomes commander-in-chief. Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to build up the U.S. military if elected president. But it is not clear he will have the experienced commanders within the ranks to do it. In the halls of the Pentagon, there is a different plan afoot for the Trump presidency. Here, officers are privately contemplating what they would do should Trump become their commander-in-chief. And more often than not, they proclaim they will...
  • Shocking Church Sign in Buffalo Diocese [Catholic Caucus]

    11/09/2015 1:49:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 11/09/15 | John Vennari
    Yesterday a friend sent me a photo of the sign at St. Columba-Brigid R. C. Church in Buffalo. The sign was so scandalous I had a hard time believing it was not photo-shopped. This morning I drove to the church to see for myself. With great sadness I report it is true. I snapped the above photos this morning. This pro-homosexual sign effectively mocks the Blessed Trinity, mocks the Hypostatic Union, mocks the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – some of the most sacred components of our Catholic Faith. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost include the...
  • Catholics And Lutherans Release ‘Declaration On The Way’ To Full Unity

    11/02/2015 8:58:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 51 replies
    Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, Lutherans and Catholics together have issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans. The October 30 release of the document comes on the eve of the anniversary of Martin Luther's posting the 95 Theses, which sparked the Protestant Reformation. "Pope Francis in his recent visit to the United States emphasized again and again the need for and importance of dialogue. This Declaration on the Way represents in concrete form an opportunity for Lutherans...
  • Indisputable facts of Kim Davis’s private meeting with Pope Francis

    10/22/2015 7:41:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/22/2015 | Liberty Counsel
    On September 29, Inside the Vatican and Liberty Counsel both announced that Pope Francis met privately with Kim Davis on September 24. Since the announcement, there has been a wide variety of reporting ranging from some who deny any meeting occurred to others who admit a meeting occurred but that Kim Davis was merely one of many in a sea of faces. The fact is, Kim Davis was invited to a private meeting with the Pope and did meet privately with him on the afternoon of September 24, during which meeting Pope Francis said to Kim, “I want to thank...
  • "At the End of the Synod, Francis may impose his will -- but Bergoglism is foundering everywhere"

    10/15/2015 10:32:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | October 15, 2015 | Antonio Socci
    [The Argentinian War Machine with the German Engine is Stuck in the Mud] Antonio Socci ‘Libero’ “Is the audacious war-machine beginning to wane?” a Swiss Vatican reporter asks. Actually, the Argentinian war-machine with the German engine has gotten stuck in the mud at the Synod. Lately we have heard that German “engines” are being put on the scrap-heap plus the Argentinean bodywork is an old wreck of Peronism and rusty Liberation Theology. THE FIRST WEEK Well, the Synod opened with Cardinal Erdo’s report reaffirming Catholic Doctrine, demolishing Kasper’s heresies (and irritating Bergoglio). In addition, after the first week, one of...
  • Gay Ways Ministry at Vatican

    10/13/2015 6:41:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 13, 2015 | Davis Quinlan
    On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, the Holy See Press Office held the daily press briefing for the Ordinary Synod on the Family. Normally, a small group of Synod Fathers are present to give a summary of the morning's efforts. The word on the street is the Synod Fathers are exhausted. They have 10 more days to go. Rwandan pastoral worker and consecrated laywoman Therese Nyirabukeye and Canadian bio-ethicist Moira McQueen were accompanied by the German abbot Jeremiah Schroeder. Father Federico Lombardi read a prepared text minimizing the importance of a letter sent to Pope Francis by a number of cardinals...
  • Miniature Shadow Synod being held with Pope every day at Santa Marta

    10/13/2015 3:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | October 13, 2015 | New Catholic
    Buried within the article published today in the Catholic German newspaper Die Tagespost is the incredible news that helps to explain both the amazing way in which rules are changed by the hour at the 2015 Synod, and the constant leaks of threats and papal opinions. Every day a kind of miniature Shadow Synod meets at the Domus Sanctae Marthae with the Pope (including some Synod Fathers and some outside guests) to decide what steps should be taken at the Synod. Maybe not even the author realized how explosive the revelation he included nonchalantly in his piece below is: there...