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  • [Catholic Caucus] “SENSUS FIDEI” AND FR. MARTIN

    08/07/2017 7:33:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    First Things ^ | August 7, 2017 | Gregory Brown
    In a July 14 article, responding to queries about Building a Bridge, his new book on the Catholic-LGBT divide, Father James Martin, SJ explains why he did not devote more space to explaining the Church’s teaching on same-sex relations and marriage. The positions of both sides, he says, are clear, and neither side regards them as negotiable. He continues: Theologically speaking, you could say that these teachings have not been “received” by the L.G.B.T. community, to whom they were directed. So I intentionally did not focus on those topics, since not only are those teachings well known, but they are...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Jesuit Homosexualist Claims Support at Highest Levels

    08/04/2017 3:21:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 4, 2017 | Rodney Pelletier
    James Martin, the sodomy-promoting Jesuit priest, is maintaining his constant promotion and support of sodomy, sex outside of marriage, transgenderism and progressive-liberal politics is supported by his Jesuit superior and confreres, as well as "several cardinals and bishops, both publicly and privately." In a series of tweets, Martin also claims "my prayer tells me that this is the right thing to do, that it's important and that it's a work of mercy." He also accuses critics who call out his endorsement of sodomy as being "uncomfortable with their own complex sexuality." In his new book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic...
  • Is it Possible to Build Bridges Today?

    07/16/2017 1:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Salt & Light Media ^ | July 15, 2017 | Thomas Rosica, CSB
    In response to numerous questions over the past two weeks about Jesuit Fr. James Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, I have prepared the following reflection. Many years ago I was invited by the Archdiocese of San Francisco to preach the annual Parish Mission at Most Holy Redeemer Church in the heart of the “Castro”, the gay district of that city. I was told that I had been invited to preach the mission because of my own Scripture studies, teaching and work...
  • The question Father Martin keeps dodging [Catholic Caucus]

    07/13/2017 3:59:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 13, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    In his book Building Bridges, the popular Jesuit author, Father James Martin, argues for acceptance of homosexuals in the Catholic Church. Remarkably, in a book dedicated to that topic, he manages to avoid the obvious question. So in a trenchant First Things review of the Martin book, Father Paul Mankowski, SJ, asks it:Is sodomy a sin? Perplexed readers of Fr. James Martin, SJ’s latest book will want to put the question to him, if only to understand why he felt it important to write at all.The National Catholic Register posed roughly the same question, and drew this reply from Father...
  • Father James Martin Proposes an Alternate Catechism [Catholic Caucus]

    07/13/2017 12:47:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 10, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    Father James Martin Proposes an Alternate Catechism BOOK REVIEW: The popular Jesuit priest puts forth the notion that the Church has misunderstood God’s plan for human sexuality for her entire history. Father Gerald E. Murray In his new book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity (HarperCollins), Jesuit Father James Martin has written a critique of the Catholic Church’s dealings with what he calls the “the LGBT community.” What is the “LGBT community”? This acronym describes three groups of people: those who engage in, or feel...
  • Church leaders rip Fr. Martin’s new book on homosexuality [Catholic Caucus]

    07/12/2017 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    Fr. James Martin, SJA scathing new review of Fr. James Martin, SJ’s recently published pro-gay book points out its flawed premise, namely “that the Church has misunderstood God’s plan for human sexuality for her entire history.” Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity is critical of the church’s pastoral approaches to the “LGBT community.” Fr. Gerald Murray explains in the National Catholic Register that Martin goes further, asserting that the Church “must now switch to a new teaching, namely that the union of...
  • Pro-gay Vatican consultant: Lady Gaga’s LGBT ‘Born This Way’ agrees with Bible

    07/06/2017 4:49:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 6, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Jesuit Father James Martin, who Pope Francis recently made a consultant to the Vatican, said on Good Morning America that he likes the "born this way" message of Lady Gaga.  The song "Born This Way" is widely used as an anthem for the LGBT lobby. It features lyrics like "No matter gay, straight, or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I'm on the right track baby / I was born to survive" and "a different lover is not a sin." "I was born this way" is repeated about 30 times throughout the song. "In your book Building a Bridge, you start with this...

    06/28/2017 8:36:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 27, 2017 | Christine Niles
    "I'm going to canonize Sr. Jeannine Gramick" DETROIT ( - Celebrity priest Fr. James Martin, S.J. is claiming a dissident nun condemned by the Vatican for her homosexualist views should be declared a "saint." "I'm going to canonize Sr. Jeannine Gramick, who was the co-founder of New Ways Ministry," said Martin during a June 16 podcast, as reported by Deacon Jim Russell. "You know in the '80s, they were really under a microscope, and then in the '90s, Cdl. George in Chicago said they couldn't call themselves Catholic; it was really severe, and, you know, she persisted." "Here's this woman...
  • Who’s really responsible for Fr. James Martin’s revolution? [Catholic Caucus]

    06/27/2017 1:04:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Liturgy Guy ^ | June 26, 2017 | Brian Williams
    Who’s Really Responsible for Fr. James Martin’s Revolution? Jun 26 Posted by Brian Williams -Liturgy Guy With each passing week the pace quickens. The revolutionaries continue to grow more emboldened. There is no time to lose. For those who wish to remake the Church in the image of fallen Man, instead of defending the immutable Truth of Our Risen Lord,  the time is now.With every new tweet to his 125,000 followers on Twitter, or every pro-LGBT article shared to his half a million Facebook followers, Fr. James Martin, S.J. ups the ante. The rogue Jesuit (which might be redundant), described by...
  • Pro-gay Vatican consultant: Catechism teaching on homosexuality ‘needs to be updated’

    06/08/2017 4:32:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 8, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    Tim Markatos/Georgetown Voice Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa Share on Facebook 820 Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 16 Share via Email Print this Page NewsCatholic Church, HomosexualityThu Jun 8, 2017 - 11:24 am EST Pro-gay Vatican consultant: Catechism teaching on homosexuality ‘needs to be updated’ Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa benedict xvi , catechism of the catholic church , catholic , homosexuality , intrinsically disordered , james martin , jesuits , john paul ii , new ways ministry , pope francis , same-sex 'marriage' June 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Jesuit priest recently given an influential Vatican post thinks...
  • Some saints ‘were probably gay’: Pro-gay Vatican advisor [Catholic Caucus]

    05/10/2017 12:27:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 9, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Faithful Catholics may be in for a “surprise” when they “get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women,” said a controversial Catholic priest who was appointed by Pope Francis last month to the Vatican’s communications office. Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin, editor-at-large of the Jesuit-run America magazine, made the comment on his Facebook page May 5 after posting a link to a pro-homosexual event put on by New Ways Ministry and calling it “another sign of welcome and building bridges.” When one Facebook commenter responded that “any canonized Saints would not be impressed” by the infiltration of...
  • Ireland's Archbishop Eamon Martin's Public Indictment [Catholic Caucus]

    05/10/2017 9:58:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | May 10, 2017 | The Tenth Crusade
    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Ireland's Archbishop Eamon Martin's Public Indictment Here's what he had to say: Decades of good done by the Catholic Church in Ireland are being “almost obliterated by a revised and narrow narrative that religious ethos cannot be good for democracy,” the Archbishop of Armagh has said. Speaking at the University of East Anglia on Monday night, the archbishop said Irish society was being “hugely impacted by secularisation and is evidenced by a steady decline in church attendance and in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.” “What began as a gradual drift of people away from...

    05/09/2017 8:39:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 9, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    LGBT Mass is sponsored by Irish clergy with the blessing of Abp. Diarmuid Martin DUBLIN ( - Practicing homosexuals in Ireland are encouraged to receive Holy Communion with the support of clergy and under the purview of the top ranking prelate, Abp. Diarmuid Martin. Active homosexuals and those advocating an LGBT lifestyle, along with dissident groups opposed to Catholic teaching attend Mass every 3rd Sunday of the month at the Avila Carmelite Retreat Centre in Dublin. The monthly gathering is called the All Are Welcome Mass. Instead of warning those who are conscious of mortal sin to refrain from receiving...
  • More Foxes in the Vatican Henhouse

    04/19/2017 9:13:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | April 18, 2017 | Mark Lambert
    A week or so ago Fr Dwight Longnecker posted this blog. It's one of those posts that contains so much truth I felt it was well worth sharing here. It's on stuff that makes me shake my head. It seems really obvious. But the powers that be seem completely blind to this reality, why? I can not say. He's talking about the failure within the Church of England to maintain any integrity with respect to their promise to maintain a kind of two party settlement within the communion. I blogged about the ousting of the Anglican Bishop Philip North here...
  • New Ways Ministry’s “Fr. James Martin Effect”

    04/12/2017 7:29:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 12, 2017 | Deacon Jim Russell
    In late October 2016, Jesuit Fr. James Martin received the annual “Bridge Building Award” from New Ways Ministry, a dissident, pro-gay-identity, pro-gay-sex, pro-gay-“marriage” group whose work was long ago condemned by both the Roman Curia and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the award event, Frank DeBernardo, executive director of the group, compared Martin’s impact with the so-called “Pope Francis effect.” Regarding Martin, a giant in Catholic social media, DeBernardo said:Well, at New Ways Ministry, we often speak of the “James Martin Effect.” When he posts something [from] New Ways Ministry social media on his social media...
  • 'A Sense of Dread' for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition

    02/11/2017 9:49:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Michael D. Shear and Eric Lichtblau
    Across the vast federal bureaucracy, Donald J. Trump's arrival in the White House has spread anxiety, frustration, fear and resistance among many of the two million nonpolitical civil servants who say they work for the public, not a particular president. At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump’s environmental orders without being fired. At the Treasury Department, civil servants are quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their resumes. At the United States Digital Service - the youthful cadre of employees who left jobs at Google, Facebook...
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. “The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm,” she said. “I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.” And, she added with a smile, “I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).”
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-16, M, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

    11/10/2016 8:39:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 11-11-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 11, 2016 Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world,those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as...
  • Clinton Emails Could Help ex-NSA Contractor Who Took Terabytes Home, Attorneys Say

    11/01/2016 1:49:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Copyright 2016 © U.S. News & World Report L.P. ^ | Nov. 1, 2016, at 3:38 p.m. | By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer
    In the four years Hillary Clinton sent and received State Department correspondence using a private and insecure email system, Harold T. Martin III allegedly stockpiled classified information inside his Maryland home and an unlocked shed. Martin faces charges for alleged theft of government documents and mishandling classified information that carry up to 11 years in prison, and he’s been behind bars since his August arrest.... Defense attorneys for prominent whistleblowers, accused leakers and careless clearance-holders say that unless more damning evidence emerges they could see Martin making a successful plea for leniency by pointing to the Justice Department’s decision this...
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."