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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Cardinals’ Dubia and Papal Silence: The Silver Lining [Catholic Caucus]

    04/23/2017 1:30:54 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    Dominus mihi adjutor ^ | April 22, 2017 | Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB
    The five questions, or dubia, submitted by Cardinals Caffarra, Burke, Meisner and Brandmüller to Pope Francis regarding his Apostolic Exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia, have been mentioned here before. Many commentators have expressed frustration that the pope has yet to answer them. Plain rude, some say. Probably quite a few liberals also would like Pope Francis to answer the dubia, and make the de facto practice in many places de iure: that divorcees who have entered into a subsequent civil remarriage might be allowed to receive Holy Communion.So far the pope has been silent, and his defenders—not a few of them self-appointed...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/23/2017 9:54:59 AM PDT · by OneVike · 8 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 23 (NKJV) Listen to Your Father 01 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, 00 Consider carefully what is before you; 02 And put a knife to your throat 00 If you are a man given to appetite. 03 Do not desire his delicacies, 00 For they are deceptive food. 04 Do not overwork to be rich; 00 Because of your own understanding, cease! 05 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? 00 For riches certainly make themselves wings; 00 They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 06 Do not eat the...
  • After Four Cardinals, Six Laymen Speak. Who Knows If the Pope May At Least Listen To Them

    04/23/2017 5:10:08 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 22, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The four cardinals have never been alone with their “dubia.” Proof of this comes from what happened in Rome on April 22 in an auditorium of the Hotel Columbus, a short walk from Saint Peter’s Square, where six renowned lay scholars came together from as many countries of the world to give voice to an appeal that is being raised from a large part of the “people of God” so that clarity may be brought to the confusion raised by “Amoris Laetitia.”Anna M. Silvas came from Australia, Claudio Pierantoni from Chile, Jürgen Liminski from Germany, Douglas Farrow from Canada, Jean...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/22/2017 8:49:10 AM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • ‘Real Pastoring Can’t Do Without the Truth’ (Amoris Laetitia) [Catholic Caucus]

    04/21/2017 7:49:39 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 21, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Six lay academics from around the world will address a conference in Rome Saturday on how to bring clarity to a controversial chapter of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). The one-day event, entitled “Bringing Clarity One Year After Amoris Laetitia,” is being held in response to the confusion deriving from differing interpretations of the document’s Chapter 8, especially over whether or not to allow some divorced and remarried couples living in irregular unions to receive holy Communion. The conference, hosted by Italian publications La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana and Il Timone, follows the submission last year by four cardinals of...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/21/2017 9:23:25 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • And Just Like That, Fra Cristoforo Vanished [Catholic Caucus]

    04/21/2017 5:02:43 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | April 19, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    On March 20, I wrote a post about my growing suspicion that the Anonimi della Croce blog — purportedly run by a pseudonymous Italian priest called “Fra Cristoforo” who claimed sources within the pope’s inner circle — was in fact a form of disinformation, used by those who would seek to discredit any who shared the many “secrets” disclosed there. One of the blog’s contributors, who wrote under the name of Finan, wrote a polite response to my critique, and also sent me an email hoping to reassure me of the authenticity of the blog’s proprietor.I advised him at the time...
  • Top Papal Adviser Insults the Four Dubia Cardinals [Catholic Caucus]

    04/21/2017 4:58:07 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | April 20, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Several Catholic outlets around the world – including Infovaticana and Chiesa e postconsilio – have reported that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the pope’s “council of nine“, has made some condescending and disrespectful remarks about the four dubia cardinals. The moderate and characteristically gentle Italian journalist and Vatican specialist Marco Tosatti went so far as to say that the elderly Honduran cardinal and papal adviser “attacked” these faithful cardinals “with great violence”.On 25 March, Maradiaga gave an interview on the Swiss-Italian Radio Television Station RSI’s “Strada Regina” program in which he said the following (translation courtesy of Mr. Andrew Guernsey): I think, in the...
  • Questioned Authority (King James Bible Discussion)

    04/21/2017 4:00:43 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 2 replies
    > Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where Staying Young At Heart Is Possible Only After Your Adult Children Leave Home.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/20/2017 7:44:45 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart of man is like...
  • Heart Failure (King James Bible Discussion)

    04/20/2017 3:26:26 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 12 replies
    > Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where From A Little Seed, Grew Up A Mighty Tree Hickory, Birch Or Willow Made No Difference Really, Whenever Used On Me.
  • Fatima is the solution to the mayhem in the Vatican today [Catholic Caucus]

    04/19/2017 5:53:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 19, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    (Editor's note: The following is a slightly edited version of the editorial of the April issue of LifeSite's Faithful Insight magazine. Those interested in subscribing to the monthly Catholic news magazine may do so here.) April 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Mayhem. That’s the only word to describe what is taking place in the Church today. Remember the archbishop who released a scandalous Vatican sex-ed program at World Youth Day in Krakow? He was appointed as the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Rome’s John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. Both institutions have now been stripped...
  • Win! Whitworth Cuts Ties with Planned Parenthood

    04/19/2017 4:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Students for Life ^ | April 17, 2017 | Students for life
    In a huge win for the Students for Life group at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, the school has officially cut ties with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. In an email to the campus today (full text below), Whitworth University president Beck Taylor wrote: ­­­­­“I recently instructed the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement not to renew that relationship. This is the only formal partnership the university currently has with Planned Parenthood. At the end of the current academic year, Whitworth will no longer offer credit-bearing service-learning placements or internships with the organization.” Whitworth University bills itself as a...
  • Student at Methodist College Launches Fundraising Campaign for Abortion

    04/19/2017 2:52:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | April 17, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new student group at Southern Methodist University in Texas launched a fundraiser recently for the abortion group Planned Parenthood. Dallas News reports the student abortion advocacy group began as a response to the university pro-life club and its annual cemetery of the innocents display. Student Claire Krizman, who began the fundraiser for the abortion group, said she has been disturbed by the pro-life display on campus for the past three years. “There was no education component to it,” Krizman told the news outlet. “There wasn’t a ‘Here are your options’ or ‘This is why it’s wrong’ based on their...
  • 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...
  • Prime Example (King James Bible Discussion)

    04/19/2017 8:10:42 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 8 replies
    Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where Living Life To The Fullest Means Never Complaining About The World But To Sit Back And Let Others Do It For Us.

    04/18/2017 7:52:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 18, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    Fr. Oko: "There is most definitely a problem with homosexual bishops in the universal Church" The gay priest crisis, now evidenced by adult same-sex relationships rather than abuse of teenage boys, isn't going away as long as the hierarchy keeps it in the closet. The recent scandal of Msgr. Edward Arsenault III, convicted of embezzling money to support his homosexual partners, is but the latest example. Reports of homosexual rings in places like the archdiocese of New York and accounts of Vatican officials coming out as gay make it clear that the root cause of the sex scandals in the...
  • Cardinal Wuerl Honored Gay-Promoting Priest On Good Friday [Catholic Caucus]

    04/18/2017 3:55:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | April 17, 2017 | Restore DC Catholicism
    Cardinal Wuerl Honored Gay-Promoting Priest On Good Friday I believe him when he says Cardinal Wuerl invited him to St. Matthew's to preach. We might ask "why"? The question is rhetorical. Cardinal Wuerl and Father Martin clearly think very much alike on key doctrinal and moral issues. If they didn't, the Cardinal would never have asked him to preach at his Cathedral.
  • Catholic Priest Hit with Car by Clinic Volunteer at Columbus OH Abortion Center

    04/18/2017 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CreatedEqualFilms ^ | Published on Apr 17, 2017 | Created Equal
    Catholic Priest Hit with Car by Clinic Volunteer at Columbus OH Abortion Center On April 8, 2017, Father Joseph Klee, a Parish Priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was injured and almost run over by Michelle Davis, a local abortion clinic volunteer, as she steals Father Klee’s lawfully displayed anti-abortion signs from the public sidewalk. The incident took place in front of Founder’s Women’s Center in Columbus, OH. Video footage clearly depicts Ms. Davis stealing Father Klee’s pro-life signs and attempting to speed off with them. Ms. Davis injures Father Klee by almost running him over as he attempts to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/18/2017 12:52:11 PM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...