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  • Pete Buttigieg Influenced by Fr. James Martin

    04/29/2019 6:05:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 10, 2019 | David Nussman
    Pete Buttigieg Influenced by Fr. James Martin Gay, pro-abortion 2020 hopeful lauds pro-gay celebrity Jesuit SOUTH BEND, Ind. ( - One of the Democrats who could be running for president in 2020 credits pro-gay Jesuit celebrity priest Fr. James Martin with being an important influence on him. Peter Buttigieg has been the mayor of South Bend, Indiana — in the vicinity of the University of Notre Dame — since 2012. But in January this year, Buttigieg announced an exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential campaign. Buttigieg, 37, was baptized Catholic but was raised essentially non-practicing. He is now Episcopalian. He is also openly gay, being in...
  • We Need Discalced Jesuits

    02/05/2019 2:27:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 5, 2019 | Shane Ball
    We Need Discalced Jesuits One of the treasures of the Catholic Church is its religious orders, with their various rules and charisms directed toward addressing particular needs in the Church at the time of their founding. Human nature being what it is, though, a common phenomenon is that over time, orders fall into laxity and lose the original vigor of their founders. It has been a blessing for the Church that when orders grow tepid in their founding mission, reform movements rise up that seek to restore the zeal and vibrancy of their origins. Such was the case, for example,...
  • The Disgraceful Covington Catholic Pile-On

    01/22/2019 1:20:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-22-2019 | BRUCE BAWER
    The daily media smearing of Donald Trump and his followers is one thing, but the readiness not just of the media but of self-righteous types from all walks of life to demonize a bunch of Kentucky high-school kids on the basis of a couple of news reports was truly breathtaking. Presumably everyone knows the story by now. Last Friday, after attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., several boys from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, were waiting outside the Lincoln Memorial for their bus home when something happened. The early reports accused the boys, some of...
  • CNN analyst tells black SiriusXM radio host David Webb to check his 'white privilege'

    01/15/2019 12:54:09 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    Sirius XM radio host David Webb, who happens to be black, had an awkward moment on his show this week when a CNN analyst began lecturing him on his alleged “white privilege.” [snip] “David, by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege,” the guest replied. “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” the Fox News contributor deadpanned. “You went immediately with an assumption. You’re talking to a black man who started out in rock radio in Boston, who crossed the paths into hip-hop rebuilding one of the greatest...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LGBT Rosary Endorsed by Fr. Martin Funds Pro-Abortion Groups

    12/10/2018 4:00:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 7, 2018 | David Nussman
    LGBT Rosary Endorsed by Fr. Martin Funds Pro-Abortion Groups Funds Women for Women International and Southern Poverty Law Center DETROIT ( - Father James Martin is trumpeting a pro-gay online store that happens donate to pro-abortion charities. On Twitter Monday, the Jesuit celebrity priest recommended two products by a small online store that sells handmade jewelry. One of the products the recommended is the "Rosary of Modern Sorrows." Each decade has a suggested intention, and the beads are color-coded to symbolize the intentions. Leftist social justice talking points are prominent among the intentions. For example, the second decade is made with blue and...
  • [Cath Cauc] Father James Martin's new rosary-meditate on LBGTQ couples and Mother Earth

    12/04/2018 11:16:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Connecticut Catholic Corner ^ | December 3, 20`8 | Julie
    Father James Martin's new rosary-meditate on LBGTQ couples and Mother Earth Nothing Fr. James Martin shares on social media surprises me anymore.  Here is Martin promoting social justice Rosary beads for "modern sorrows" telling Catholics to meditate on LBGTQ couples, immigration, Mother Earth and other social justice topics with NO mention of Jesus at all. I'm not kidding...this is what Father James Martin is now promoting on social media. Description of the "Rosary of Modern Sorrows":  The Rosary of Modern Sorrows invites us into guided meditation on the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters in the U.S....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic LGBT Ministry Canonizes Serial Pederast

    11/28/2018 5:05:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 28, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    Catholic LGBT Ministry Canonizes Serial Pederast NEW YORK ( - A so-called Catholic LGBT ministry is heralding the canonization of a notorious pederast, the late Harvey Milk. Out at St. Paul (OASP), the gay and lesbian ministry group based at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, posted on its Facebook page Tuesday an article lauding the openly gay activist Milk as a saint. Milk is upheld by pro-LGBT activists as a martyr for their leftist cause. What they hide is the known fact Milk had a homosexual relationship with a mentally disturbed 16-year-old named Jack McKinley and...
  • [Cath Cauc] US bishop challenges brother bishops for allowing pro-LGBT priest to speak in dioceses

    11/15/2018 9:10:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 14, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    US bishop challenges brother bishops for allowing pro-LGBT priest to speak in dioceses BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland forthrightly articulated Church teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts to the U.S. Bishops’ Conference Tuesday. He questioned whether his brother bishops believed this “doctrine of the Church or not,” and if they did, why some of them have allowed certain clergy to speak in their dioceses with a pro-homosexual message.  “Brothers, I think part of the fraternal correction, or the fraternal support, we offer each other is to say, 'Can that be presented in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    11/12/2018 5:50:43 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Demidouble WHILE THE CONCOURSE OF PILGRIMS to the sepulchre of the Bishop of Tours induced his third successor Perpetuus to raise over his precious remains the basilicas, in which so many prodigies were to be wrought all through the middle ages, Rome herself was dedicating to St. Martin one of her noblest churches, uniting with him as joint titular her own illustrious Pontiff and Confessor Sylvester. Adorned with this twofold glory, St. Martin-on-the-hill worthily inaugurated in the eternal City the cultus of Confessors side by side with that of the Martyrs. But another honor awaited the venerable sanctuary....
  • High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump' (TR)

    11/12/2018 4:44:20 AM PST · by DFG · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2018 | George Martin
    A high-ranking Facebook executive was allegedly forced to resign after refusing to back down on his support for Donald Trump - it has been revealed. Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was said to have come under intense pressure from Facebook's leading figures after it emerged he had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 Presidential election. According to correspondence revealed by the Wall Street Journal, the revelation about his donation sparked a furore which saw him fired six months later. Facebook higher-ups including founder Mark Zuckerberg himself were said to have attempted to pressgang Luckey into publicly supporting...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Breaking law once hardly justifies breaking it twice

    11/11/2018 2:18:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    Canon Law Blog ^ | November 10, 2018 | Edward Peters
    Breaking law once hardly justifies breaking it twice November 10, 2018 If Pope Francis wants to change the canon law forbidding ecclesiastical funeral rites for “manifest sinners who cannot be granted ecclesiastical funerals without scandal” (1983 CIC 1184 § 1 n. 1) he can do so. Till then Church law forbidding such funerals, a law that dates back many centuries, remains in effect, and its apparent gross violation last week by clergy of the Archdiocese of Boston, who (seemingly with approval from the chancery), granted notorious mob murderer James “Whitey” Bulger a Catholic funeral Mass, hardly justifies granting Church funerals to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Martin, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    11/11/2018 4:07:55 AM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY CHURCHES dedicated to St. Martin in France alone, and well nigh as many in the rest of the world, bear witness to the immense popularity of the great thaumaturgus. In the country, on the mountains, and in the depth of forests, trees, rocks, and fountains, objects of superstitious worship to our pagan ancestors, received, and in many places still retain, the name of him who snatched them from the dominion of the powers of darkness to restore them to the true God. For the vanquished idols, Roman, Celtic or German, Christ...
  • Master Roland S. Martin will now speak for all black people

    08/28/2018 4:02:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-28-2018 | Michael James
    Roland S. Martin speaks for all blacks in "These African American Pastors Who Sucked Up to Donald Trump Are a Disgrace" in the Daily Beast, August 27, 2018. Martin is irritated because after a large group of big city black pastors from around the nation attended a private meeting with President Trump on the issue of prison reform, too many of these religious men said inappropriate things about Donald Trump. "Black people cannot stand Donald Trump." Martin asserts. Okay -- God speaks to Roland and Roland speaks for black people, we get it. When Martin has time between power lunches...
  • Fr. James Martin Criticizes ‘Homophobic’ Pastors at WMOF

    08/24/2018 7:30:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 8/23/18 | Christine Rousselle
    The priest’s presence at the World Meeting of Families caused considerable controversy before he took the stage.DUBLIN — Jesuit Fr. James Martin addressed Thursday more than 1,000 people at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. His Aug. 23 talk, “Showing Welcome and Respect in our Parishes for ‘LGBT’ People and their Families,” encouraged Catholics to “welcome LGBT persons and their families,” into parish life. The priest said those with “homophobic” pastors, “either silently or overtly,” are “out of luck.” Parishes, he said, should strive to listen to LGBT parishioners — “trust that the Holy Spirit will guide them in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] US priest speaks up for Church's gay 'parish pariahs'

    08/23/2018 7:48:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2018 | AFP
    "What has changed is the (Bergolio's) tone, approach and language," he (Martin) said."His five most famous words may be 'Who am I to judge?,' which were first said in response to a question about gay priests, and were later expanded to include all gays."Francis is the first pope, for that matter, to even use the word 'gay'."Martin continued: "I would not categorise him as a 'progressive' but simply as a compassionate man."Pope Francis is trying to reach out to those on the margins both in society -- refugees, migrants, the poor -- and in the Church."And in the Church...
  • Catholic LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin (World Meeting of Families)

    08/13/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Mon 13 Aug 2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which represents 60 organisations, has been told that due to “logistical considerations” it has not been allocated a booth in the gathering’s exhibition hall. The WMF, an international event held by the Roman Catholic church every three years, opens in Dublin next Monday. Pope Francis will spend 36 hours in Ireland attending events. The GNRC was told only in the past few days...
  • There’s a ‘better faithful alternative’ to the Vatican World Meeting of Families in Ireland

    07/11/2018 3:36:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 6, 3018 | Lisa Bourne
    DUBLIN, Ireland, July 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A “better, faithful alternative” to the World Meeting of Families will offer Catholics an opportunity to celebrate and share Christ’s vision for marriage and family life based on actual magisterial Church teachings. “A Conference of Catholic Families,” presented by the Lumen Fidei Institute, will be held August 22-23 in Dublin, Ireland, where the Vatican’s World Meeting of Families is taking place. Conference organizers felt compelled to coordinate the conference, which will feature speakers who are uncompromising on Catholic doctrine, after witnessing the flagrant LGBT push associated with the Vatican’s meeting which will include a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin rebuked after urging Catholics to support LGBT Pride

    06/05/2018 2:26:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There’s no need for Catholics to shy way from gay pride month, according to Father James Martin, because the fundamental purpose of the events related to these celebrations is to allow LGBT people to be proud of who they are after years of persecution. Martin’s tweets, coming early on the morning of June 2, follow a tweet from Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, the preceding afternoon of June 1 about how Catholics should be wary of pride month events. Bishop Tobin cautioned Catholics about pride month events – which are often...
  • [Cath Caucus] Italian Archbishop Writes Preface to Book on LGBT Issues in Catholic Church

    An Italian archbishop has written the preface to the Italian edition of Fr. James Martin, S.J.’s book on LGBT issues in the Church, Building a Bridge. Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna wrote the preface for book, in Italian titled Un Ponte de Costruire.  America Magazine published an English translation of the preface, which can be read by clicking here.The archbishop said Martin’s book was “useful for encouraging dialogue, as well as reciprocal knowledge and understanding.” He also affirmed Martin’s decision to refer to LGBT people with the terms they use to call themselves  (e.g., lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender), saying it was “a necessary step...
  • [Catholic Caucus] James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

    05/20/2018 9:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Joseph ^ | May 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope Francis and the victims of Chilean Catholic sex-offender priest Fernando Karadima. One of the men abused by the priest, former seminarian Juan Carlos Cruz, described his meeting with Pope Francis. Jesuit priest James Martin posted a link to the interview on his social media accounts which included a translation of one comment made by the Pope to Cruz: In his recently published book, “Building...