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  • Argentina feminist rally ends with Molotov bombs thrown at church

    10/16/2018 6:02:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Crux now.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - As has become customary, Argentina’s “National Encounter of Women” on Sunday ended with violent protests that included bare-chested women throwing Molotov cocktails at a Catholic church and the City Hall in the city of Trelew, located some 700 miles south of Buenos Aires. “Abort your heterosexuality,” “Church and State, separate affair,” “death to the macho is not a metaphore,” and “lesbianize yourself” were among slogans an estimated 50,000 women who rallied through downtown Trelew left behind, with graffiti scrawled on storefronts, privately-owned homes and churches. Ten people were arrested in Trelew, located in the Patagonian province of Chubut....
  • [Cath Cauc] Two More High-Ranking Papal Appointees Implicated in Alleged Misconduct

    10/16/2018 2:47:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 16, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Two More High-Ranking Papal Appointees Implicated in Alleged Misconduct Pope Francis has once again found him at the center of scandal after two of his most high-ranking appointees have been implicated in misconduct allegations. Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, who has been tapped to take on the number two role at the Vatican Secretariat of State, has become the subject of a dossier compiled by laity in his home diocese which makes mention of possible homosexual behavior. Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has also failed to respond to a court summons in France...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Pope Francis is Stonewalling a Summons for ... Sex Abuse Cover-up

    10/16/2018 2:32:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | October 15, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    Pope Francis is Stonewalling a Summons for his Head of the CDF to Stand Trial for Sex Abuse Cover-up: Massive Media Cover-up Pope Francis's Vatican is stonewalling a summons for his head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to stand trial for sex abuse cover-up. Imagine the media outcry if Pope John Paul II's powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) perfect Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later to be Pope Benedict XVI) had been summoned to stand trail for sex abuse cover-up and the Vatican had stonewalled the summons. It appears that Pope Francis's powerful Congregation for the Doctrine...
  • [Catholic Caucus] D.C. Archdiocese runs ad on CNN praising Cdl. Wuerl’s ‘accomplishments’

    10/16/2018 12:34:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    D.C. Archdiocese runs ad on CNN praising Cdl. Wuerl’s ‘accomplishments’ WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Washington purchased advertising on CNN’s website to promote Pope Francis’s complimentary regard for outgoing Cardinal Archbishop Donald Wuerl - paid for through its communications office, which gets financial support from Catholics in the pews.  The ad is flagged by CNN at the top with the message, “Paid Content,” and a disclaimer appears beneath the archdiocese’s own headline, resembling a sub-headline, stating, “Sponsored by the Catholic Standard.” The Standard is the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Washington. Journalist George Neumayr...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholic school fires teacher after handing out ... letter on clergy abuse crisis

    10/15/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Catholic school fires teacher after she handed out famed evangelist’s letter on clergy abuse crisis JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, October 15, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic school religion teacher has been fired for sharing an article with her students and their parents mentioning the “homosexual scandal” involved in the clerical sex abuse crisis written by a highly respected, orthodox Catholic theology professor, Dr. Ralph Martin.  Joan Simon, a veteran Catholic school religion teacher with more than forty years of experience was informed October 9 — on her first day back to work from disability — that she had to either...
  • Pro-Abortion Witches Plan a Public “Hex Ritual” to Curse Justice Brett Kavanaugh

    10/15/2018 3:32:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    In true, bizarre New York fashion, a bookstore in Brooklyn is hosting a pro-abortion “hex ritual” to curse U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this Saturday. Newsweek reports Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop,” is hosting a “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh.” Dakota Bracciale, co-owner of the bookshop and event organizer, claims witches at the event will “make Kavanaugh suffer.” Invitations to the event have been sent out via Eventbrite. The event, which is scheduled for Oct. 20, will include effigies, coffin nails, graveyard dirt and a spell, according to the report. The ritual description says that Kavanaugh...
  • [Catholic Caucus] More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod

    10/15/2018 3:11:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | October 12, 2018 | Restore DC Catholicism
    More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod What else can be expected when it starts off with the pope carrying a wiccan stang into the opening Mass?  I just started to glance at the Instrumentum Laboris and that promises to be a stinker, too. At this thing, the attendees were put into fourteen groups for discussion, all led by prelates.  Cardinal Cupich led one, Cardinal Maradiaga another.  Right there you can see the rigging in the works.  Cupich's group allegedly called for "recognition of other forms of family".  Stop right there.  A family comes about when a biologically born man...
  • Cardinal Wuerl Is Out... Or Is He? For the love of all that is holy, Pope Francis, man up!

    10/15/2018 8:12:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2018 | Megan Fox
    Embattled Cardinal Wuerl is finally out after Pope Francis accepted his resignation. Wuerl was named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report accusing him of being responsible for shuffling known predator priests around. In one egregious case, he allegedly paid off a priest who was involved in a child porn ring. It is disturbing to many Catholics that Wuerl is being allowed to retire with all his benefits after so terrible a cover-up, but at one point it was debatable whether he would even resign. USA Today reported: "A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl’s resignation, but named no...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Whither Now? and What is the Church?

    10/15/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | October 15, 2018 | Robert Royal
    .... As is often the case with the pope, the result is not clear. Instead of a concrete procedure, the new rules give wide powers to the General Secretary of the Synod, Cardinal Baldisseri, who is to seek “moral unanimity insofar as this is possible.” He also determines when such moral unanimity has been reached. Unless a number of bishops insist of paragraph-by-paragraph voting, this means they could all have the names connected to a document while never having agreed to its specifics.On top of all that, it seems that if the pope approves the final document it can be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Wrong People Francis Can’t Get Rid Of

    10/14/2018 7:31:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 14, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because at least three others can be pointed out, in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the Church. Francis too had known for some time about McCarrick’s bad conduct, his grooming of young people and seminarians, taking them on outings and then to bed. And yet he kept him right with him until the end, as his chief adviser in the appointments aimed at tipping the balance of power among the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don

    10/14/2018 4:57:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | October 14, 2018 | George Neumayr
    The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don The Pope’s glowing words won’t save Wuerl. He will end his days in disgrace. Some of Donald Wuerl’s priests called him the “Tin Man,” a reference to his cold, heartless style as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., a position from which he has now formally resigned, though outrageously Pope Francis is permitting him to continue as an “apostolic administrator” until his successor arrives. It is hilarious that Wuerl became arguably the most powerful American cardinal in the “pastoral church of Pope Francis,” given that Wuerl is the least pastoral prelate imaginable. He instinctively...
  • The ‘Religious Left’ Espouses Fake Doctrine That Deceives the Many

    10/14/2018 3:08:08 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 14, 2018 | JP
    “The National Council of Churches makes a rare statement to Oppose Kavanaugh.” So read the headline accompanying the lead story a fortnight ago in the The Washington Post’s “Acts of Faith” section. The WaPo hailed the NCC – the (fake) religious arm of the Democrat Party – for its denunciation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee (and, by extension, President Trump himself). And the paper misleadingly suggested that the NCC’s statement represented the prevailing sentiment of the “more than 30 million U.S. parishioners” the Protestant organization purportedly represents. But the NCC hardly speaks for the more than 30 million parishioners....
  • Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

    10/14/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis is facing criticism from abortion activists across Europe this week after he likened abortion to “hiring a hitman” to kill unborn babies. The pope made the impromptu remark Wednesday at the Vatican. ADF reports the pope’s abortion comments were not in the text of his prepared weekly homily. Instead, he appears to have spoken from the heart about the pervasive violence against unborn babies. “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Another Gay? New Vatican Sostituto Edgar Peña Parra in Hot Water

    10/13/2018 2:59:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 13, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Another Gay? New Vatican Sostituto Edgar Peña Parra in Hot Water Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, handpicked by Pope Francis, will start as the Deputy of the Vatican Secretary of State on October 15. But last week a 25-page dossier was emailed to some Vatican cardinals, signed by “Lay-people of the Archdiosis of Maracaibo” - Peña’s Venezuelian home archdiocese. The pro-Francis but anti-Church Italian magazine L’Espresso (October 12) was almost immediately given access to the dossier by the Pro-Bergoglio party in order to break the story (October 12), to discredit the dossier [with a sloppily written article] and to publish it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Case Against Pope Franci

    10/13/2018 2:31:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Case against Pope Francis He has elevated immoral men in order to change the Catholic faith Just over five years ago, the Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio came out onto the loggia of St. Peter’s as Pope Francis. It is useful to recall the situation of the Church that he inherited.The sex-abuse scandals that had rocked the Church in America and some European countries at the turn of the millennium were subsiding, or so it seemed. But the dysfunction at the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI had overwhelmed the scholarly pontiff. Benedict’s chosen reformer for the corrupt Vatican...
  • [Cath Cauc] Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur

    10/13/2018 8:21:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur CHICAGO, October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Chicago priest who advertises on the internet as a “gay” masseur who does “man to man bodywork” says he has permission to host an openly homosexual group at his Catholic priory.  Openly homosexual Fr. Michael Guimon is a member of the Friars Servants of Mary — or Servites — and head of the priory at Our Lady of Sorrows National Basilica. He’s also the Servites’ formation director and senior care minister, with specialties of “spiritual companion and massage therapist.”  Profile pic of...
  • Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

    10/12/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration. The new rules protect the nuns and other religious employers from having to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. A federal judge blocked the rule in response...
  • Occupied Rome

    10/12/2018 3:56:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 11, 2018 | Chris Ferrara
    Fatima Perspectives #1241 (pictured above: The Face of Occupied Rome)As Life Site News reports, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (pictured above), “a close collaborator of Pope Francis, was present at the homosexual drug-fueled party raided by the Vatican police in the summer of 2017 at which his secretary, Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, was arrested.” Indeed, he was reportedly presiding over the abomination in progress. Yet Coccopalmerio was allowed to leave the scene of the crime, an apartment in the very building that houses the former Holy Office, now called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.Thus no one should be surprised that...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’

    10/12/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’: scholar WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ praise of Cardinal Wuerl for his “nobility” and “docility to the Spirit” in his letter accepting the Cardinal’s resignation signals that Francis is “not the Pope to clean out the stables” of the abuse crisis that is rocking the Church, a Catholic scholar said.  Oxford University’s Dr. Joseph Shaw told LifeSiteNews that Pope Francis’s Oct. 12 letter accepting Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation “makes it very clear” that he doesn’t want to punish his subordinate.  “In...
  • [Cath Cauc] Recognition of ‘other forms of family’ called for by .. small group led by Cupich

    10/12/2018 8:12:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Vatican City, October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Fourteen small groups of members of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment discussed the Instrumentum Laboris (IL), or working document, guiding the Synod’s deliberations this week.   Divided by language groups, there were four English-language conversations, three French, two Spanish, one German, and one Portuguese. For many of the participants, these were foreign, or second, languages.  The reports of these sessions were largely difficult to read; most were verbose and poorly organized. However, certain themes and tendencies were clear.  First, the English-speaking groups were concerned that the IL...