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  • 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 · 50 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 Daviss 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 Erdos report reaffirming Catholic Doctrine, demolishing Kaspers 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...
  • Uproar After Pope Calls Chilean Bishops Critics Dumb

    10/13/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | October 12, 2015 | Christine Niles
    There's been an uproar in Chile ever since Pope Francis called critics of a controversial Chilean bishop "dumb." Bishop Juan Barros Madrid, appointed by Pope Francis early this year to head the diocese of Osorno, Chile, has been dogged by controversy for allegedly covering up sex abuse by priest-friend Francisco Karadima 20 years ago. Madrid has repeatedly denied the charges, and Pope Francis came to his defense back in May when he called the protestors in Osorno "dumb" and "led by the nose by the leftists who orchestrated all of this." The video was obtained by a Chilean TV station...
  • What Does Cardinal Marx Know That We Dont?

    10/09/2015 6:31:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 9, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Back in September, I told you about the proposed Synod rules, which were being revised to reduce transparency and keep the inner workings a secret. There would be no controversial mid-term report, they’d keep the discussion in small groups to avoid cross-pollination, and no final report or post-synodal exhortation was expected. In other words, those in control of the Synod were locking things down. They weren’t going to be embarrassed again by such strong backlash against their heterodox agenda. And they were doing this in the knowledge that it would be Pope Francis, not the Synod fathers, who would make...
  • The gay man who got a surprise call from the pope: I would like to give you a hug

    10/09/2015 6:23:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 2, 2015 | Dan Zak
    Yayo Grassi, left, and his partner, Iwan, meeting with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature on Sept. 23. (Marisa Marchitelli) Yayo Grassi’s phone rang in early September. “Is this Obdulio?” said the caller, using a nickname given to Grassi 50 years earlier by a high school teacher. “Who is this?” said Grassi, spooked. “Who else calls you ‘Obdulio’?” “Only one person,” Grassi said, “and I’m not going to talk until you identify yourself.” “This is Jorge Mario Bergoglio,” the pope said, using his given name, according to Grassi. “I would like to give you a hug when I go to...
  • Cdl Sarah (at the Synod): gender ideology and Islamism are the two greatest threats to the world

    10/08/2015 7:18:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | October 7, 2015 | Barona
    Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki gave a outline of Robert Cardinal Sarah's intervention on his Polish language blog. Here is my summary of his entry as you will not be hearing or reading about this from the Holy See Press Office. Firstly, the Archbishop noted that his colleague, Archbishop Henry Hoser was deeply impressed with the theological and intellectual depth of Cardinal Sarah's intervention. Cardinal Sarah outlined two main, immediate global threats against humanity. A dictatorship of moral relativism that is especially reflected in gender ideology, and Islamic fanaticism, as reflected in the various jihadi movement, especially the islamic State. The Cardinal...

    10/07/2015 1:27:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | October 7, 2015 | Voice of the Family
    The Ordinary Synod on the Family moved much closer yesterday to a repudiation of the teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality. The hopes of faithful Catholics were raised on Monday by the reassertions of Catholic orthodoxy made in the relazione introduttiva of the General Relator of the Synod, Péter Cardinal Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest. Yesterday Erdő’s report and position were seriously undermined after an intervention of Pope Francis indicated to the synod fathers that the question of Holy Communion for the “divorced and remarried” was still open. Cardinal Erdő was also undermined by remarks made by synod fathers...
  • LGBT Pre-Synod conference gets strong Episcopal backing

    10/07/2015 1:18:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 7. 2015 | Emmanuele Barbieri
    Around a hundred people gathered at the Pilgrim Centre Santa Teresa Couderc in Rome, for the international conference entitled Ways of Love: Snapshots of Catholic Encounters With LGBT People and Their Families, sponsored by the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a worldwide network of organisations that, in the name of social justice, demand inclusion and dignity for LGBT people and their families within the Catholic Church and society in general. The meeting was attended by Catholic pastoral leaders from around the world, who came together to share, through their stories, their pastoral approach and work in favour of LGBT people...
  • Questions Raised Again About Official Synod Briefings

    10/07/2015 12:04:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register | October 7, 2015 | Edward Pentin
    At a Vatican press conference on the synod yesterday, language attachs for the meeting highlighted a number of subjects that appeared to take precedent in the opening debates. To take the English language attach, Father Thomas Rosica, as an example, he placed a special emphasis on the need to end exclusionary language saying a synod father, (or was it synod fathers?) said the Church should embrace reality as it is and not be afraid of new and complex situations. Father Rosica was particularly focused on homosexuals or gay persons, saying we dont pity gay persons, but we recognize them for...
  • Synod Day 2: At Tuesdays Synod briefing, Catholic doctrine was apparently an open question

    10/06/2015 6:02:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Life Site News | October 6, 2015 | Patrick B. Craine
    If the biggest news out of day one at the Synod on Monday was the clear call to uphold Catholic teaching in the opening report by a leading Synod organizer, Cardinal Peter Erdo, the biggest news of day two may be the evident push-back against him. While Erdo strongly opposed Kaspers Communion proposal, among other favored causes of the liberal faction, both of the Synod fathers at Tuesdays Vatican press briefing Cardinal Claudio Maria Celli and Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher indicated in one way or another that allowing Communion for Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried is...
  • Squaring the circle: the Synod's most likely outcome, barring a miracle.

    10/05/2015 9:33:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/05/2015 | Augustinus
    The Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus whereby you reformed the procedures for the canonical process on the sacramental validity of marriages gives a valuable indication of the spirit in which we approach this phase of work. Without questioning the sacramental tradition of our Church or her doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage, you invite us to share our pastoral experiences and to better implement the paths of mercy by which the Lord invites those who so wish and who are able to enter a process of conversion with a view to (receiving) pardon. It appears the Holy Father would...
  • In Cauda Venenum: St. Corbinians Bear on the Popes Homily [Catholic Caucus]

    10/04/2015 3:31:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    St. Corbian's Bear ^ | 10/04/2015 | St. Corbian's Bear
    The old Latin phrase "in cauda venenum" came to mind when the Bear read the Pope's homily at the synod. In his storied career as a trial lawyer, the Bear learned that he was the best lawyer in the world as a prosecutor. He had to adjust his expectations as a defense lawyer. He knew that nearly all defense pre-trial motions would be denied by the court. The Bear noticed something else. The judge would always praise his argument at first, and only at the end pivot and give his reasons for denying the motion. This happened every time. The...
  • Synod, first day: "Unacceptable" - the danger of the Great Division has arrived

    10/04/2015 2:49:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/04/15 | New Catholic
    A follow-up on the procedural rigging created by Cardinal Baldisseri and Archbishop Forte (and the other Bergoglian strongmen) for the 2015 Synod. The Synod has officially opened today (right now, in fact, with its opening mass), and Xavier Rynne II explains in the Catholic Herald why the manipulation of this year's Synod is even worse than last year's - in fact, it is not a "synod" at all, barely a chat at tea time. More than one Synod father has described both the procedures and the final-report commission as unacceptable. ... Speeches (interventions, in Synod-speak) to the full assembly of...
  • Vatican official in gay relationship fired for media conference, NOT for sins against God & nature

    10/04/2015 2:35:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/03/2015 | Adhere
    So we bring to those of you who don't follow us on Twitter this news, for the record. And, also for the record, the fact that the Vatican is now, for the first time ever, using words such as "in a gay relationship" on an official website to describe a sexually active homosexual priest. And, one other nugget: According to the pope's spokesman, this priest being an active homosexual, that was not what got him fired from his numerous posts.
  • Why we fear the Ordinary Synod on the Family is being manipulated

    10/03/2015 5:57:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | October 2, 2015 | Voice of the Family
    It is widely considered that the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, held in Rome last October, was manipulated by those controlling it in order to promote changes in the teachings of the Catholic Church on questions relating to human sexuality, marriage and the family. The evidence for such a view has been very ably set out by experienced Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin in his recent book The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? (a review of the book can be found here). An overview of events can also be found in Voice of the Familys document The Extraordinary Synod on the...
  • The Phony Synod: Now Even Phonier

    10/03/2015 4:48:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives | October 2, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    From the moment it was announced, traditionalist Catholics knew the "Synod on the Family" would have little to do with the family and a great deal to do with advancing the continued subversion of the Church by a resurgent neo-Modernism operating according to what Msgr. Guido Pozzo, head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, calls the "para-conciliar ideology." The very title of Synod 2014's final report, "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization," was a dead giveaway: "pastoral challenges" is Modernist code for "sins we would like to accommodate." That is why this writer, for one,...
  • On the eve of the Synod - critiques of the Instrumentum Laboris are piling up

    10/03/2015 4:34:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/03/2015 | Augustinus
    We have already posted a comprehensive article on the growing number of critiques against the Instrumentum Laboris that will guide this month's Synod of Bishops on the family. Impossible to excuse or explain away: How the heterodoxy of the Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod of 2015 has been exposed. In addition to our own extended critique published on June 25 and critiques from Raymond Cardinal Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Roberto de Mattei, LifeSite News and Voice of the Family, our report also includes First Things' open letter to the Pope against the threat posed to Humanae Vitae by the Instrumentum...
  • The Synod on the Family: Can the Good Bishops Save Us? (Don't Hold Your Breath)

    10/02/2015 9:20:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | Friday Oct 2, 2015 | Hilary White
    "The absurdity of the Synod organisers, including the pope, simply writing final documents for a Synod weeks in advance of the bishops even arriving in Rome, seems to be the final message. They no longer feel any need to hide their intentions..." The good bishops are not going to help us at the Synod. This is something we have to get used to right now, the weekend before the show starts. Every day I see in commboxes around the internet hopeful exclamations like, Oh, but Archbishop Whosits is going to stand up to them. Or, Cardinal Youknowwho, or that guy...
  • Homosexuality on the threshold of the Synod: Two Conferences in Rome.

    09/30/2015 6:19:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/30/2015 | Sandro Magister
    Homosexuality is per se outside of the topics of discussion at the Synod convened to discuss matters of the family. But in fact it was present in a powerful way in the debates themselves. According to the media hype, the dominant leanings in the Catholic world are for a radical change in the doctrine and practice of the Church, with the full acceptance of the practice of homosexuality and with the blessing of unions between persons of the same sex. But there are also others who want to take a new path with respect to the pastoral ministry to homosexuals...
  • What Pope Francis Taught Me About Being a Catholic Lesbian

    09/30/2015 5:34:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/30/2015 | Victoria A. Brownworth
    I have been a lesbian activist since I was a teenager when I was expelled from my all-girls school for being a lesbian. Unlike some, I see no conflict between my sexual identity and my identity of faith. I attend Mass every Sunday. As I have watched Pope Francis since his arrival in America and especially in my own city, Philadelphia, the confluence of my lesbianism and my Catholicism has only been strengthened.
  • Mo Rocca's Starring Role In Pope's Mass Thrills LGBT Advocates

    09/27/2015 7:05:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 26, 2015 | Daniel Marans
    Mo Rocca, an openly gay TV reporter and comic, read from the Bible at Pope Francis' Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday.
  • Famous Homosexual Serves as Lector During Pope Francis NYC Mass

    09/27/2015 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 26, 2015 | Church Militant
    NEW YORK, September 26, 2015 ( - A scandal has erupted in the Big Apple after last night's Papal Mass at Madison Square Garden, where a famous open homosexual served as lector during Pope Francis' Mass. Mo Rocca, an American comedian, actor and journalist, well known for his role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and now a commentator for CBS, admitted his homosexuality during a podcast interview in 2011. The then 42-year-old Rocca spoke of his joy at being in New York at the site of the Stonewall Riots, when gay "marriage" was passed in New York state,...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • German Bishop wants the Church to bless homosexual "unions" ~

    09/13/2015 4:24:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | September 13, 2015 | Barona
    Full Title: BREAKING: German Bishop wants the Church to bless homosexual "unions" ~ "...assist them with prayer and a private form of blessing..." "Another ideology of evil" St. Pope John Paul II: referring to "same-sex marriage" The German delegation to the Synod on the Family is now world famous for its support for the Homosexualist and Adulterist Parties; that is, churchmen who support homosexual activity (sadly it cannot be excluded that amongst this strident group would also be bishops and priests who are practicing homosexuality or being blackmailed; bishops who are being blackmailed for covering up child abuse must also...
  • The Shadow Synod of Switzerland and Germany Has a Follow-up. In Two Books

    09/05/2015 8:34:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | 9/014/2015 | Sandro Magister
    The Shadow Synod of Switzerland and Germany Has a Follow-up. In Two Books They say that the divorced and remarried and homosexual couples are not waiting for mercy, but for recognition of the goodness of their condition. A critical reply from the vicar of the diocese of Chur by Sandro Magister ROME, September 4, 2015 - The previous article from www.chiesa demonstrated the growing resistance, on the part of numerous cardinals and bishops, to the radical changes in the Catholic doctrine and pastoral care of marriage brought into discussion with the synod on the family: > First Five, Now Seventeen...
  • How a Top Obama Crony Moved From Idaho To a $2 Million Washington Estate

    09/04/2015 9:56:31 PM PDT · by This_far · 8 replies ^ | Dec. 23 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    Long before Jim Messina became a trusted aide to President Barack Obama and one of the most powerful men in Washington, he was just a simple boy from Boise. Now, after working in politics for just over a decade, he lives in a lavish D.C. estate. How this happened is a classic Washington Cinderella story. Raised in Idaho by a single mother, Messina moved to Washington in 1995, in his mid-20s, to take a job as a legislative aide for Max Baucus, the conservative Democratic senator from Montana (now ambassador to China). Baucus supported George W. Bush-era personal and corporate...
  • Swiss Bishops' Conference: Confessor Should Ignore Church Teaching on Morals (Catholic Caucus)

    09/01/2015 4:33:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/31/2015 | Rorate Caeli
    [Translator's Note:, the official website of the Swiss Bishops' Conference, recently published on 21 August 2015 ( a short comment and summary of an objectively scandalous interview with Dr. Markus Arnold, a Swiss Catholic lay theologian and a professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Lucerne ( After this comment, the Swiss Bishops' Conference's website permissively gives the link to the entire original interview.] Excerpts below: Question: The Catechism [of the Catholic Church] says one should treat homosexuals with compassion. Dr. Arnold: The Roman moral teaching on sexuality was created in the 19th century because of an ideologized...
  • Are Half a Million Catholics Wrong?

    08/23/2015 3:23:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 22, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Earlier this year, a petition was started. Its purpose was simple: it asks the Holy Father to calm the fears of Catholics around the world with a simple public assurance that those forces which are seeking to undermine Christs teaching on marriage will not prevail at the conclusion of the two-year Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family. The text of the petition reads, in part: Your Holiness, in light of information published on the last Synod, we note with anguish that, for millions of faithful Catholics, the beacon seems to have dimmed in face of the onslaught of lifestyles spread...
  • "Synod of Doom" Update-Petition to Francis Reaches 471,000 Signatures

    08/22/2015 6:52:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 21, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As of this writing the Filial Petition to Francis pleading with him to repair a breach [that] has been opened within the Church that would accept adultery by permitting divorced and then civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion and would virtually accept even homosexual unions has reached 471,000 signatures, including that of Bishop Athanasius Schneider. The Petition identifies the breach of which it complains with information published on the last Synod, meaning the disgraceful midterm report calling precisely for permitting divorced and then civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion and virtual[ly] accept[ing] even homosexual unions. Of...
  • The 2015 Synod: The Real Issue at Stake (Catholic Caucus)

    08/14/2015 2:45:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 13, 2015 | FR. REGIS SCANLON, O.F.M. CAP
    When the Church gathers in Rome from October 4-25 for a much-publicized Synod, the centerpiece topic will be The Family. We are living in a time when the family unit, which is at the heart of the human experience, has taken on hot button status. That is troubling enough. But other fiery issues are also on the table for consideration, such as giving communion to Catholics who are divorced and remarried (without an annulment) and making accommodations to practicing homosexuals. At the same time, politicians and the secular mediaeven some Church leadersare pressuring the Church to modernize her notion of...
  • Pope urged to condemn gay unions as unnatural

    08/14/2015 2:28:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Capital News ^ | August 13, 2015
    Nearly half a million Catholics have signed a petition urging Pope Francis to condemn same sex unions as unnatural and rule out allowing divorced believers who remarry to receive communion, organisers claim. The Filial Appeal on the Future of the Family, launched by a group describing itself as an alliance of lay Catholics and pro-Life organisations, has also secured the backing of more than 100 senior clerics, including many bishops from the developing world and American cardinal Raymond Burke, an arch-conservative who has been sidelined within the Vatican hierarchy since Francis was elected two years ago. According to the Appeals...
  • First openly gay UK ambassador proud to be in Israel

    08/12/2015 5:42:59 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 10, 2015 | BY STUART WINER
    David Quarrey presents his diplomatic credentials to President Rivlin, who invites Queen Elizabeth II to visit the region The first openly gay British ambassador presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin during an official ceremony in Jerusalem last week. David Quarrey introduced his spouse, Aldo Oliver Henriquez, to Rivlin during the event at the Presidents Residence. Rivlin welcomed the ambassador, who took up his post in July, and told him of his hopes in using Quarreys diplomatic experience for confidence-building measures in the region. During your term here, we will celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which perhaps marks...
  • Hamburg Archbishop: "People Live Together in Manifold Ways!"

    08/08/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/01/2015
    On Marriage and the Family : We Have to See the Manifold Ways of How People Live Together - Archbishop Hee Calls For More Realism in the Moral Teaching on Sexuality The Archbishop of Hamburg, Stefan Hee, has called upon his Church to have more realism with regard to the moral teaching on sexuality. We have to look upon the manifold ways and forms of living in which people live, as they now exist, said the 48-year old to the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger on Saturday. He, of course, also sees same-sex couples entering the Metropolitan Cathedral of Hamburg, and nobody asking...
  • Synod preparatory document poses a very real danger to the family, says Voice of the Family

    08/06/2015 4:55:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | August 5, 2015
    The preparatory document for the Catholic Churchs Family Synod poses a very real danger to the family, says Voice of the Family , an international coalition of pro-life and pro-family organisations. The document, known as the Instrumentum Laboris (Latin for working tool), will be discussed by bishops from around the world, when the second round of the Churchs Synod on the Family is held in the Vatican this October. Matthew McCusker of Voice of the Family has authored an in-depth analysis (executive summary and full text) of the document. John Smeaton, co-founder of Voice of the Family, said: The...
  • Married lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marxs diocese

    08/02/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Maike Hickson & John-Henry Westen
    The website of the German Bishops' Conference,, reported yesterday on the first case of a practicing homosexual permitted to remain in a position at a Catholic Church institution despite a flagrant and public violation of the Church's moral law. The woman who heads a Caritas Day Care Center in Bavaria, had been asked in April to leave her position due to her announcement that she was going to marry a woman. The decision has now been rescinded, according to Fr. Hans Lindenberger, head of the Caritas in Munich, Germany. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who is the Archbishop of the Diocese...
  • 'Shadow Council' Pushes Acceptance of Contraception, Homosexual Unions [Catholic Caucus]

    07/29/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/29/2015 | ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI
    A Catholic priest who participated in Mays closed-door meeting with the aim of urging pastoral innovations at the upcoming synod on the family in October suggested that acts the Church considers intrinsically evil contraception and homosexual activity cannot be considered so, given the individuals experience.
  • Caught On Camera: Vandal Sets Fire To Mural Celebrating LGBT, Latino Culture in SF Mission District

    07/21/2015 3:21:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    CBS SanFransicko ^ | 7-19-15 | unattributed
    Police released a surveillance video Saturday of a man suspected of vandalizing a mural in the Mission District. Around 11:10 p.m. on June 29, police responded to the corner of 24th Street and Bryant Street regarding a building fire, police said. Upon arrival, police discovered the mural had been burned. Por Vida Mural Torched A San Francisco Mission District mural celebrating LGBT and Latin street life was torched on June 29. (CBS) The mural belongs to the Galeria De La Raza and is titled Por Vida or For Life. The mural was unveiled by San Franciscos Galeria de la Raza...
  • Pope Francis and homosexuality: confusing signs

    07/15/2015 6:16:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2015 | John-Henry Westen
    If actions speak louder than words, as the saying goes, the message of Pope Francis on homosexuality is increasingly confusing. On the one hand, he has reiterated the Churchs teaching that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman, and has even repeatedly condemned gender ideology, the intellectual underpinning of the LGBT movement. However both in his deeds - most notably his choice of advisors and prelates to elevate to higher positions - and omissions he has left an impression in many minds that seems very different from the Churchs tradition. It is not only Catholic conservatives who have...
  • Questioning Same-Sex "Marriage?" - Blame the leaders of the Catholic Church!

    For my non-Catholic readers you may find that title surprising, for some of my Catholic readers you may find it scandalous. However I suspect most of you will know exactly what it means. As you know by now, the Supreme Court of the United States of America in a 5-4 vote decided that two men or two women have the constitutional right to enter into a legal marriage. What a lie. What utter poppycock. As for the comments by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' President, you're a little late. You did this. You and your colleagues and your...
  • How Should Christians Respond to the Court's Decision on Marriage?

    06/27/2015 11:33:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 58 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 26, 2015 | Daniel P. Horan
    The joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the women and men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ ("Gaudium et Spes," no. 1). With this now-famous line, the Second Vatican Council opened its Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (1965). This passage immediately came to mind this morning as I heard of the U. S. Supreme Court decision (Obergefell v. Hodges) that upheld the constitutional right to same-sex marriage. My personal response was...
  • LGBT group backed by Cardinal to march in Londons huge gay pride parade

    06/27/2015 7:22:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News | June 26, 2015 | Life Site News Staff
    LONDON, June 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- An LGBT group for Catholics supported by Britains most influential cardinal will participate as a registered group at a major gay pride event this weekend. Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols says LGBT Catholics Westminster is hoping it will serve as an opportunity for evangelization, but also notes that they arranged independently to march in the event. The groups leader, ex-priest Martin Prendergast, has been in a homosexual civil partnership with Julian Filochowski, the former head of Cafod, since 2006. Cafod is the official bishops conference charity for overseas development. Prendergast has claimed on film that...
  • Pope Francis Will Meet with LGBT Leader During July Visit to Paraguay

    06/15/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 80 replies
    BuzzFeed News via New Ways Ministry Blog Bondings 2.0 ^ | June 11, 2015 BuzzFeed News | J. Lester Feder BuzzFeed News Francis DeBernardo
    When Pope Francis travels to Paraguay in July, one of the meetings he will have will include a married gay man. It is the first known public meeting that the pope will have with a gay or lesbian person who is legally married. Whats more, the individual is a leading gay activist: Simn Cazal, executive director of the Paraguayan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY (We Are Gay). Cazal married another gay activist, Sergio Lpez, in Argentina in 2012. Simn Cazal (left) with his husband, Sergio Lpez, at their civil marriage ceremony in Argentina. broke the story about this meeting, noting...
  • Professor from secret Rome meeting on Synod urges Church to accept gay unions

    06/06/2015 5:42:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Maike Hickson
    On May 29, 2015, not long after the controversial private Rome meeting organized by liberal members of the German, French, and Swiss Bishops' Conferences, one of its participants and speakers, Prof. Schockenhoff, has given an interview in Germany to the radio of the Archdiocese of Cologne, called In it, he made two important statements. First, he is cautious about the possibility of bringing about a liberal reform at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family; secondly, he restated his revolutionary position concerning the acceptance of same-sex relationships. When asked what his expectations about the upcoming Synod are, Schockenhoff...
  • Western culture cant be renewed until it gets sexual act right: Cardinal Burke in Ottawa

    06/06/2015 5:18:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    Addressing the crisis of culture during his first visit to Canadas national capital, Cardinal Raymond Burke stressed that defending human life and promoting natural marriage is the foundation of any truly human culture. The Wests preoccupation with death and destruction will not be transform[ed] until the truth about the conjugal union [is proclaimed] in its fullness, he said. The defense and promotion of human life and of marriage and the family is at the foundation of a Christian culture, and indeed, of any viable human culture, he told about 330 people gathered at Ottawas Conference and Event Center to celebrate...
  • What Were We Thinkin in 1967?

    06/02/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 30 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/2/15 | Bob Parks
    Can anyone imagine what Mike Wallace (given his politically incorrect tendencies) and CBS News would endure via social media had this special come out today, given how many of what are now deemed stereotypes have come to fruition?
  • Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as her

    06/01/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 167 replies ^ | 6/1/15 | By Maggie Coughlan
    Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as her By Maggie Coughlan Meet her. Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. Call me Caitlyn, the cover reads, revealing the former Olympians preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Jenner, 65, poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. Jenner reflects on the decision to transition from male to female in the cover story penned by Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger.