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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Pope Says Euthanasia is Always Wrong, But So Is Overzealous Treatment

    11/18/2017 5:59:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/16/17
    Francis sends a message to a meeting on end-of-life in which he says the sick must be accompanied with love in the last phase of their life, given information and allowed to decide. This requires “careful discernment of the moral object, the attending circumstances, and the intentions of those involved”. From this perspective, palliative care plays a major role.Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis sent a message to the Pontifical Academy of Life on the occasion of the European regional meeting of the World Medical Association on the end-of-life issue. In his letter, the pontiff said that from an ethical...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/18/2017 7:39:03 AM PST · 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...
  • Mercy for Pope Means ‘Second Marriage’ Isn’t Adultery: Priest in Vatican Newspaper

    11/17/2017 5:18:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/16/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, Italy, November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’ emphasis on “mercy” over “law” allows him to view a “second marriage” after a first valid marriage in such a way that it is not “characterized continuously as adultery,” suggested a Catholic priest and seminary professor in an article recently published in the Vatican’s official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Father Gerald Bednar, Vice Rector and Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Mary Seminary in the U.S. Diocese of Cleveland, wrote in an article published November 10 that Pope Francis in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia [Joy of Love] is not trying to “fashion...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liberal Protestant?

    11/17/2017 3:03:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 362 replies
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2017 | Gerald McDermott
    As an outsider, I can’t help but wonder whether the pope and the USCCB were particularly provoked by Weinandy’s suggestion that Jesus had allowed this controversy in order “to manifest just how weak is the faith of many within the Church, even among too many of her bishops.” Catholics will have to make up their own minds—but I’ll admit I have questions about the faith of Pope Francis, which seems, if not weak, at least different from that of the Catholic tradition. Even before the release of Amoris Laetitia in March 2016, Francis had caused many to question his fidelity...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/17/2017 6:31:04 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • 2017 the Year of the Sex Scandals

    11/16/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    2017 may go down as the year that sexual scandals rocked America. The thing about a charge of rape, said 17th century British judge Sir Matthew Hale, is that it ‘‘is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused”---even if that party is innocent. It is an excruciating dilemma. Most such crimes occur in private. And yet false charges are also sometimes made. How do we give proper due process to the accused while showing compassion to victims? But one thing that troubles me about all this is...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/16/2017 6:44:26 AM PST · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • Majority of Australians Vote Yes in National Same-Sex Marriage Survey

    11/15/2017 5:48:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The catholic Leader ^ | 11/15/17 | Mark Bowling
    AUSTRALIANS have voted in support of legalising same-sex marriage in following the results of a national survey. The result came to 61.6 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 38.4 per cent voting ‘No’. A total of 133 out of 150 electorates recorded a majority ‘Yes’ result while only 17 voted ‘No’. The national survey returned 7.8 million responses in support of same sex marriage and 4.9 million voted against. Queensland voters followed the national trend with 61 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 39 per cent voting ‘No’. In an address to the Australian public, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the survey...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/15/2017 6:04:00 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 15 (NKJV) A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath 01 A soft answer turns away wrath, 00 But a harsh word stirs up anger. 02 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, 00 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 03 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 00 Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 04 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, 00 But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 05 A fool despises his father's instruction, 00 But he who receives correction is prudent. 06 In the house of the...
  • What’s in Your Church Bulletin?

    11/14/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    No apology after San Dimas Catholic church publishes images of gay couples to celebrate Mother's Day The Mother’s Day church bulletin from Holy Name of Mary Catholic Parish in San Dimas, California. Two of the images on page 1, second row from top, include gay couples: two moms with their baby, and two dads with their son.The following is an email we received this week from one of our readers. The links have been verified.California Catholic Daily: Attached you’ll find a copy of a past bulletin (May 14, 2017) from Holy Name of Mary Catholic parish (San Dimas, CA). The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] British Bishops Abolish “Father” and “Mother”

    11/14/2017 6:17:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 14, 2017 | Gloria TV
    A British Government education watchdog ordered the Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School in London to remove “mother” and “father” in their admission form in order to please “separated, step and gay parents”. The Bishops’ Catholic Education Service, known for accommodating to gay ideology, is now drafting a new form for its 2,230 Catholic schools. The form will only refer to “the family”. Many schools already use “parent 1” and “parent 2”. The Sunday Times cites an expert who called this decision “profoundly undemocratic, illiberal and a capitulation to a form of politically correct fascism”.
  • U.S. bishop refuses to say if Amoris Laetitia allows adulterers to receive Communion

    11/14/2017 4:02:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 14, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Update at 2:13 p.m. on November 14: The U.S. bishops voted 223 to 12 to develop a “formal statement” of a Renewed Pastoral Plan for Marriage and Family Life Ministry and Advocacy in light of Amoris Laetitia. Three bishops abstained from voting. BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Representing the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York, refused to say this afternoon whether Amoris Laetitia allows Catholics living in adultery to receive Holy Communion. “That’s not an answer I’m going to provide for you,” Malone said. He’d been asked point-blank by...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication

    11/14/2017 12:51:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 14, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and Cardinal Raymond Burke pictured at a Pontifical High Mass in St. Peter's basilica to mark the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Sept. 16, 2017. (Edward Pentin photo) Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication In wishing to honor two recently deceased cardinals, the American cardinal makes a final plea to the Holy Father for clarity, saying the “grave” situation is “continually worsening” and that it is “urgent” the Pope “confirm his brothers in the faith.” Edward Pentin One year to the day since the dubia were made public, Cardinal Raymond Burke has made...
  • Archbishop Naumann beats Cardinal Cupich [Catholic Caucus]

    11/14/2017 12:07:05 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 15 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Surprising liberals and the social justice wing of the American Church at today's U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops general assembly, Archbishop Joseph Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich in an election for the chairmanship of the committee on pro-life activities. Cardinal Cupich, who many on the left had hoped would reshape the pro-life office of the USCCB in the style of his Chicago predecessor Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, lost the election 54 percent to 46 percent.  This means 82 bishops voted for Cupich, with 96 bishops supporting Naumann.
  • How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us

    11/14/2017 8:09:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-13-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us Msgr. Charles Pope • November 13, 2017 • This is the seventh in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.Works of Mercy, Pieter Bruegel In the past several posts, we have been considering the judgment that awaits us. Not only must we be ready in the ways we have described, but should allow our looming judgment to help our attitude today.Scripture says, Always speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the Law that gives freedom. For judgment...
  • Let little boys wear tiaras: Church of England issues new advice to combat transgender bullying...

    11/14/2017 7:12:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 13, 2017 | Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: Let little boys wear tiaras: Church of England issues new advice to combat transgender bullying for teachers Boys as young as five should be able to wear tiaras at school without criticism, teachers in Church of England schools are to be told. Male pupils should also be free to dress up in a tutu or high heels without attracting any comment or observation, according to anti-bullying rules sent out by the Church yesterday. The instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools said they should not require children to wear uniforms that ‘create difficulty for trans pupils’.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/14/2017 7:02:45 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/13/2017 7:14:12 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 13 (NKJV) Wisdom Loves Righteousness 01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, 00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, 00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, 00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 05 A righteous man hates lying, 00 But a wicked man is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What You Need To Know About Priestly Celibacy

    11/12/2017 7:23:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Treaditional Catholic Thoughts ^ | October 16, 2016 | unknown author / St Bridget of Sweden (excerpt)
    “But now I shall tell you God’s will in this matter……Know this too: that if some pope concedes to priests a license to contract carnal marriage, God will condemn him to a sentence as great, in a spiritual way, as that which the law justly inflicts in a corporeal way on a man who has transgressed so gravely that he must have his eyes gouged out, his tongue and lips, nose and ears cut off, his hands and feet amputated, all his body’s blood spilled out to grow completely cold, and finally, his whole bloodless corpse cast out to be...
  • Explosive Book Alleges Underage Gay Sex at Vatican Seminary

    11/12/2017 6:46:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/10/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    Copy sent to Vatican criminal prosecutor for further investigationVATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Vatican watchdog is claiming in a new book there has been homosexual abuse of underage seminarians at a Vatican-run minor seminary. Gianluigi Nuzzi, an Italian journalist who was a big part of the 2015 "VatiLeaks II" scandal, has released a new book titled Original Sin. He alleges there has been homosexual sex abuse in the Vatican's St. Pius X pre-seminary for middle and high schoolers, and includes a letter from a gay ex-seminarian who claims that his roommate, who was underage at the time, was being visited...