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  • [Cath Cauc] Great Falls-Billings Diocese bishop responds to Mayfair fundraiser controversy

    04/22/2018 7:51:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Billings Gazzette ^ | April 21, 2018 | Susan Olp
    Four days after a Great Falls priest called for a boycott of Mayfair, the Billings Catholic School’s annual fundraiser, Bishop Michael Warfel of the Great Falls-Billings Diocese weighed in on the controversy.Warfel both wrote a letter that will be distributed to parishes and missions throughout the Eastern Montana diocese and he spoke to a reporter Saturday.The bishop’s 1 ½-page letter was spurred by an incident last week in which the Rev. Ryan Erlenbush, priest at Corpus Christi Church, advocated on Facebook for the boycott after learning that a gay couple comprise two of the six co-chairs for the event.The annual...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis is Under Pressure

    04/21/2018 1:35:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | April 20, 2018 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Santiago de Chile) Twice yesterday, the case of Barros stood front and center: in Rome and in Santiago de Chile. Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati SDB, the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, opened an extraordinary gathering of the Chilean clergy yesterday. In Rome, the most important critic of Pope Francis was received in audience.  The reason is Pope Francis' letter to the Chilean Episcopal Conference. With the letter, the Catholic Church leader responded to the report of his special envoy, Msgr. Charles Scicluna, on the sexual abuse scandal in Chile and around the ex-priest Fernando Karadima. The focus is Bishop Juan Barros...
  • [Cath Cauc] New York Catholic LGBT ministry holding event at raunchy gay bar…again

    04/21/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    [WARNING: Links contain explicit material.] April 20, 2018 (Joseph Sciambra) – On May 15, 2018, the official LGBT ministry Out at St. Paul, located at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, will host a "Rooftop Social" at gay sports bar Boxers in Hell's Kitchen. According to Out at St. Paul: Please join us for an OSP social on Tuesday, May 15, at Boxers Hell's Kitchen. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your old friends in the OSP community and to meet new friends as well. Please join us, especially if you are a newcomer to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Holy See joins the EPA ( Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes)

    04/21/2018 11:08:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Council of Europe ^ | April 9, 2018
    Strasbourg, France 9 April 2018 On Wednesday 21st March 2018, the Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, informed Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the Holy See’s accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, registered as of the 21st March 2018. The Holy See becomes the 32nd member State of the EPA. We should like to thank Msgr. Paolo Rudelli, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Council of Europe for his support during the accession process, and look forward to welcoming the Holy See to...
  • California Assembly votes to ban books on treating unwanted gay attraction

    04/20/2018 3:02:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 19, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    The California Assembly passed legislation today broad enough to ban the sale of books that address helping people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. AB 2943 cleared the chamber by a “bipartisan” vote of 50-14, CBS Sacramento reports. The measure adds “[a]dvertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” to the state’s list of illegal “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.” “Sexual orientation change efforts”...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis-appointed cardinal: ‘The church is moving on the question of same-sex couples’

    04/19/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The Catholic Church is “moving” on the issue of couples living in homosexual relationships, a prominent Francis-appointed U.S. cardinal said. Cardinal Joseph Tobin said that LGBT-identifying persons’ place in the Church is not an easy subject for some Church leaders, but they must contend with it. “I think it’s a very difficult question,” Tobin said in response to a question on the firing of LGBT individuals from Catholic institutions while speaking at Villanova University last Thursday.  “The Church is moving on the question of same-sex couples,” Tobin said, although not as swiftly as some would like.  St. Peter Damian, an...
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Catholic) Church supports move to legalize homosexual acts in Trinidad and Tobago

    04/18/2018 5:06:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Crux ^ | April 17, 2018 | Laura Ann Phillips
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - The Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago has declared its full support for an April 12 High Court decision that paved the way for making sodomy legal in that country.At this time, it is still a criminal offense that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.In an April 13 statement, Archbishop Charles Gordon of Port-of-Spain said sodomy “is a serious moral offense, but it should not put someone in prison for 25 years.”Gordon cited the Vatican’s December 2008 intervention made at the 63rd Session of the United Nations: “The Holy See continues to advocate that every sign...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive Excerpt from ‘The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy’

    04/18/2018 4:54:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    CNS ^ | April 17, 2018 | Henry Sire
    Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the book “The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy.” What Happened to “Zero Tolerance” for Clerical Sexual Offenders? The phenomenon of widespread homosexuality among clergy and bishops had been public knowledge since at least 2001, when the Boston Globe began a series of exposés on the clergy sex abuse scandals. The John Jay Report, an investigation commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published in 2004, found that more than 80 percent of the victims of clergy sexual abuse had been adolescent males.  Reports from dioceses around the...
  • Vatican arrests high-ranking priest accused of uploading child porn in Canada

    04/13/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    The Vatican has arrested a priest and high-ranking diplomat on suspicion of possessing, viewing, and distributing child pornography. Monsignor Carlo Capella served in the Vatican’s diplomatic corps since 2004. Ontario police accuse him of uploading child porn while visiting a “place of worship” during the 2016 Christmas holiday, USA Today reports.  He was most recently stationed at the U.S. embassy in Washington, D.C., but was recalled by the Vatican after the State Department notified it of the porn charges on August 21, 2017. American officials had requested that the Vatican waive Capella’s diplomatic immunity so he could face prosecution in...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope makes strange apology to Chilean bishops for ‘grave errors’ in sex abuse case

    04/12/2018 3:49:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 11, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Pope Francis has issued a written apology to the bishops of Chile regarding his handling of sex abuse accusations made against a Chilean bishop who has enjoyed his support for years. Following an investigation on the part of the Vatican that involved interviewing a total of 64 sex abuse victims in Chile and New York regarding Chilean bishop Juan Barros, Francis recognizes that he has committed “grave errors” with regard to the case. “Regarding me, I recognize and I wish that you convey [to others], that I have fallen into grave errors of evaluation and perception of the situation, due...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Promoter of Justice issues arrest warrant for Msgr Capella

    04/08/2018 7:32:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Vatican News ^ | April 7, 2018 | Vatican News
    Vatican Promoter of Justice issues arrest warrant for Msgr Capella On Saturday morning at the request of the Vatican Promoter of Justice, the investigating Magistrate of the Vatican City State Tribunal, an arrest warrant was issued for Msgr Carlo Alberto Capella. According to a statement from the Vatican Press Office, the former Vatican Diplomat is now being held in a cell in the barracks of the Gendarmerie in the Vatican.This arrest comes at the end of an investigation on the part of the Vatican’s Promoter of Justice. The investigation in the Vatican was opened in the fall of 2017 after...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Priest: Pope Francis approved my blessing of homosexual couples

    03/28/2018 3:22:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    March 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A French priest has announced in a televised interview that Pope Francis approved of his blessing of homosexual couples. The news comes in the wake of silence from the Pope at the suggestion of one of his main advisor Cardinals that spiritual encouragement of homosexual couples should be undertaken and blessings for homosexual couples should not be ruled out. Father Daniel Duigou, priest of the Church Saint-Merry in Paris, France, is a late vocation and a former journalist who holds progressive views. According to a recent interview he gave to the international news service Konbini...
  • [Carholic Caucus] The God Of Surprises Ain't So Surprising

    03/28/2018 8:56:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | March 27, 2018 | restore dc catholicism
    The God Of Surprises Ain't So Surprising Last Saturday I opined how this upcoming "youth synod" is appearing to be quite similar in intent to the "family synods" of a few years back that resulted in the dung heap known as Amoralis Lamentia.  Today's post from One Peter Five confirms my suspicions.  It seems that a number of young people who participated in the English-speaking contingent of the "Pre-Synodal Meeting of Young People" are keenly interested in the promotion of traditional practices such as adoration, Gregorian chant and of course the Latin Mass in Extraordinary Form.  The meeting took place...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LA Catholic ed conference speakers: Let two boys go to prom together

    03/26/2018 9:02:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 26, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    On March 18, 2018, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, during its annual Religious Education Congress, offered the following workshop: "Teaching Mercy: Accompanying LGBT Students." The workshop focused on helping "educators discern a merciful balance between teaching doctrine and offering pastoral care as they accompany LGBT students through journeys of self-discovery and self-acceptance." The presenters were Fr. Chris Ponnet (pictured above), Arthur Fitzmaurice, and Ish Ruiz. Ponnet was ordained in 1983 and serves as "spiritual director" for the Archdiocese's Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons (CMLGP). Following the 2016 Congress, after a same-sex couple and their son presented the gifts to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Teen refuses teacher’s demand to hang LGBT poster at Catholic school

    03/24/2018 9:00:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    ARMAGH, Northern Ireland, March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A teenage boy at St. Patrick’s Grammar School in Northern Ireland refused a teacher’s request that he hang up a poster promoting an “LGBTQ+ youth forum.” The boy and his parents are complaining that such a poster doesn’t belong in a Catholic school. “We are sending our children to get a Catholic education in a renowned Catholic school,” the boy’s father told the Irish Times, speaking anonymously. The poster his son was asked to hang was “promoting a lifestyle that we vehemently disagree with.” The student’s parents have retained a lawyer (solicitor),...
  • What’s in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise

    03/21/2018 1:09:48 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 126 replies ^ | 3/21/18 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) — Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sexism on their behalf. “We’re definitely seeing more conversation today around the distinction of a truly gender-neutral name,” said Linda Murray, global editor-in-chief of “This generation is truly interested in gender neutral names.” The Social Security Administration puts out a top 10 list of popular baby names every year based on its registrations, but it also keeps...
  • Catholic college won’t defend student threatened with gay rape for defending marriage

    03/19/2018 8:12:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Catholic college students are threatening, harassing, and targeting a Resident Advisor (RA), including with a cartoon depicting him being anally raped, for posting a bulletin board affirming Catholic teaching on marriage. “I couldn’t even go brush my teeth for several nights without facing a mob in my hallway,” the RA, Michael Smalanskas, told LifeSiteNews. Providence College, where this is taking place, is run by the Dominican order’s Province of St. Joseph – well-known in most places for its orthodoxy. However, in response to repeated vandalism of the bulletin board and other student employees threateningly congregating outside the Catholic RA’s door...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis' modus operandi

    03/19/2018 3:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Pope Francis' modus operandi Five years into the Bergoglio pontificate, Rorate is (finally!) far from alone in our reporting and analysis of Pope Francis. Several books exposing the behavior and methods used by Jorge Bergoglio have been, or are in the process of being, published.  Ross Douthat, the lone conservative columnist at the New York Times, has one such book in the works, which will be released next week. Mr. Douthat had a column in the Sunday New York Times (largely an excerpt from his forthcoming book) exposing the myth that Francis would grow the Church (Mass attendance has been down under...
  • (Catholic) Filipino school students press for gay rights bill

    03/17/2018 1:17:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    UCA News ^ | March 16, 2018 | Joe Torres
    Students from Catholic schools in the Philippines will march with LGBT groups this week to press for the passage of a bill designed to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality.They will attend nationwide rallies with gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in major cities across the country on March 17 to show support for the proposed law in the Senate."We can no longer stay silent on the issue of discrimination," said Mikee De Vega, president of the student council at Manila's De La Salle University."As student leaders from Catholic schools, love and acceptance is at the core of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] An Update on the Chilean Barros Scandal and its Ties to Pope Francis

    03/17/2018 9:15:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    One Peter Five ^ | March 16, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    In recent weeks, more information about the Barros case has come to us which is worth reporting. The Chilean Cardinal Javier Errázuriz Ossa – one of the members of the pope’s Council of Nine Cardinals – recently wrote a letter to various Latin American bishops’ conferences complaining about the fact that Bishop Juan Barros’ presence during the pope’s visit to Chile in January of 2018 drew too much attention to his case. Cardinal Errázuriz himself did not seem to be concerned about the whole Karadima sex abuse scandal itself, or that Bishop Barros might be culpably complicit in it. We...