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  • Cath Cauc Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc

    10/17/2019 8:13:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis has added his own nominations to the group who will draft the final report of the Pan-Amazonian Synod.  The four men named as the pontiff’s own choices are Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the aristocratic Archbishop of Vienna, Austria; Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the Argentinian chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Archbishop Edmundo Ponciano Valenzuela Mallid of Paraguay; and the Italian Fr. Rossano Sala. On the first day of the Amazon Synod meetings, participants...
  • [Catholic Caucus] From Infanticide To Euthanasia ... in the Amazon

    10/16/2019 6:39:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 16, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] From Infanticide To Euthanasia. The Buen Vivir in the Amazon Is Made of This As Well Marcia Mara de Oliveira, a Brazilian, is among the 25 coworkers of the two special secretaries of the synod for the Amazon: the Jesuit Michael Czerny, made a cardinal by Pope Francis last October 5, and the Dominican David Martnez de Aguirre Guinea, bishop of Puerto Maldonado, in Per.De Oliveira is a specialist on Amazonian societies and cultures, and was called to collaborate as an expert along with, among others, the Argentine Carlos Mara Galli, a theoretician of the peoples theology, and...
  • Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneiders Powerful and Luminous New Book And Its Presentation in Rome

    10/16/2019 5:50:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 16, 2019 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneiders Powerful and Luminous New Book And Its Presentation in Rome Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneiders Powerful and Luminous New Book And Its Presentation in Rome Word is spreading quickly about Bishop Schneiders recently released book-length interview Christus Vincit: Christs Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age (Angelico Press). Only professional ostriches of olympic head-burying skill can deny that the Roman Catholic Church is suffering her worst crisis since the Protestant Reformation. We can see it in the escalating conflicts between a Vatican in progressive overdrive and Catholic laity and clergy striving to remain faithful to...
  • Judge Rules Obamacare Transgender, Abortion Protections Violate Religious Freedom

    10/16/2019 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    BREITBART ^ | October 16, 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Obamacares special protections for transgender individuals and women who choose to have abortions violate religious freedom. Judge Reed OConnor of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, a George W. Bush appointee, overturned the protections by vacating the Obama-era rule that banned health insurers and providers who receive federal taxpayer funds from denying coverage or treatment to any individual based on sex, gender identity, or termination of pregnancy. As the Hill noted, Reed is the same judge who ruled last December that Obamacare in its entirety is unconstitutional. In January 2017...
  • South Carolina pastor who impregnated girl twice sentenced to prison

    10/15/2019 3:05:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WSAV3 ^ | October 11, 2019 | WYFF Staff
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WYFF) A pastor who pleaded guilty to child sex charges will spend the next decade in prison. The victim says she became pregnant twice by 32-year-old Phillip Buckson and had abortions to terminate the pregnancies. According to the South Carolina Attorney Generals Office, Buckson, pleaded guilty to this week to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 11 to 14 years old in Spartanburg County. He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended to 10 years and 5 years of probation, must register as a sex offender, and can have no contact with the victim....
  • Catholic university president under fire from faculty for removing Planned Parenthood from website

    10/15/2019 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 9, 2019 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Posting Planned Parenthood logo on their office doors Stephen Sundborg cited longstanding policy as a Catholic university when he removed Planned Parenthood as a recommended resource for students at Seattle University. Not everyone at the reliably left-wing university agreed with the presidents decision, and now the administration is reportedly stonewalling the campus newspaper on the basis for Sundborgs decision. The Spectator reports that several faculty have challenged Sundborgs claim that support for legal abortion runs counter to the stance of Catholic institutions, schools and universities like Seattle University. Theresa Earenfight, director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, told the...
  • Christian School Governor Fears Sack for Questioning LGBT Reading List and Pride Month [UK]

    10/14/2019 6:23:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    A Christian school governor with decades of service has been suspended after saying that she would not have wanted her two sons to read books with LGBT themes. Maureen Griffith, 73, who worked as an NHS nurse for 40 years, was a governor at Alperton Community School in Brent, northwest London, for more than 20 years. In May she received a letter telling her that she had been suspended from the governing body after two complaints alleging that she had made homophobic comments at a public meeting. She now fears she will be sacked. The row comes days before the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synods Small Working Groups?

    [Catholic Caucus] Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synods Small Working Groups? In previous synods during the pontificate of Pope Francis, these working groups have been an instrument for advancing contentious agendas. VATICAN CITY If previous synods can be taken as a guide for future ones, the circoli minori (small working groups), rather than the general congregations, can be where agendas pursued by a minority can be introduced into the synod proceedings. The German-language group was a particular focus in this regard, both during the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family and at the synod on youth last year....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Norbertines Promote Coming Out Week on Campus

    10/14/2019 2:21:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 14, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    [Catholic Caucus] Norbertines Promote Coming Out Week on Campus Concerned Catholic students push back gay encroachment on their faith DE PERE, Wis.( - A Catholic college in Wisconsin was about tokickoff its firstLGBTQ-themed week with a "Coming Out"Mass on Oct. 13. But, after a number of the college's concerned Catholic students pushed back, the Coming Out Mass was canceled. The St. Norbert's College (SNC) in De Pere, Wisconsin, is nonetheless scheduled to hosta variety of gay-related activities from Oct. 1118 to honorLGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day,which wasFriday, Oct. 11. SNC Coming Out Week schedule The Coming Out...
  • 10 Things People Get Wrong About Columbus

    10/13/2019 10:16:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 92 replies ^ | 10-02-19 | Ben Broussard
    10 Things People Get Wrong About Columbus By Ben Broussard Every Columbus Day is the same:  Christopher Columbus is attacked.  His statues are desecrated.  Public monuments in his honor are threatened or removed.  Every year, more states and cities change Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” or “Native Americans’ Day.” And left-wing professors smear the once-revered hero who discovered America in 1492. Should Columbus be vilified instead of honored? Was he really a villain? Should we believe these attacks on his good name and character?This post will debunk the most common lies about Columbus.Myth #1: Columbus was sailing to prove...
  • Christian Pastors Ignore Thou Shalt Not Kill and Bless Abortion Clinic in Sacrilegious Ritual

    10/13/2019 8:12:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2019 | Brittany Hughes
    A group of pseudo-religious leaders gathered outside an abortion clinic earlier this month to bless the facility and the culture of death it houses. Because much like ancient cultures that use to burn children alive to appease their pagan gods, nothing says spirituality quite like killing infants. The group, who are about as godly as I am a mermaid, gathered outside the Whole Womens Health clinic in McAllen Texas to sing songs and affirm the clinics work, including their legally sanctioned ability to poison and suck the brains out of a living reborn infant. We do this to support the...
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship Rainbow Pride Flag

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag, Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto ORourkes promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. Im going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover, Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of Americas Pastor, Billy...
  • Homosexuality and the Bible study set Oct. 26

    10/12/2019 12:58:01 AM PDT · by lightman · 80 replies
    Cape Gazette ^ | 11 October A.D. 2019
    Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth will host a program entitled Homosexuality and the Bible, an In-Depth Study, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. This seminar will show that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. For better understanding of scripture, participants will look at writings of ancient scrolls though the influences of Middle Eastern traditions, Hebrew traditions, Greek and Roman traditions and early Christian situations. Attendees also will look at the difference between translation and interpretation, the difference between historical-critical reading and literal reading, defining sexuality and spirituality, the danger of picking and choosing scripture passages and the...
  • Pro-Abortion Candidate Elizabeth Warren Sings "Jesus Loves the Little Children" At Event

    10/11/2019 11:17:11 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 49 replies
    Pulpit & Pen ^ | 10/11/2019 | News Division
    The front-running Democratic Presidential candidate who is pro-abortion up until the first breath sang a rendition of "Jesus Loves the Little Children" at CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday. Elizabeth Warren sang the song in defense of gay marriage. She did not apply the song or its lyrics to unborn children who are slaughtered relentlessly by Democrat-protected abortuaries and whose blood money fuels her campaign. The church I grew up in, the first song I remember singing, "Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus Loves the little children of the world."...
  • Liberal Congregations in Five States Move towards Leaving UMC

    10/11/2019 5:11:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 35 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 9 October A.D. 2019 | John Lomperis
    Recently at least eleven liberal United Methodist congregations in five different states, from the Deep South to the far North, have publicly announced that they are taking at least initial steps towards leaving the United Methodist Church. These moves are all being made directly in protest over our denominations continued official traditionalist policies on marriage and sexual morality. Eight of these eleven congregations are formally affiliated with the LGBTQ-liberationist Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). On September 8, members of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia, voted by a whopping 309-7 to disaffiliate from the UMC. Then on September 17,...
  • Are You Truly Beautiful?

    10/11/2019 3:58:50 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/11/19
    What exactly is "true beauty", one might ask? Well, in a day in which narcissism and pride reign from sea to shining sea, it is pretty sure that very few know what TRUE BEAUTY is and how one may obtain it. In an EXPONENTIAL technological age where one seeks to express their genetic "beauty" globally via the mediums of the day, is it safe to say that the thinking and mindset of the hour is on the temporal and not the ETERNAL America today is so self-absorbed with the genetic beauty of the flesh (Prov. 31:30, 1 Peter 1:24)! It...
  • Brisbane Archdiocese [Australia] Promotes Blessings for Gay Couples

    10/10/2019 5:14:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Plenary Council Member: 'We're in the birth pangs of a new Church in Australia'A "rite of blessing" for same-sex couples and for the divorced and remarried was proposed at the conclusion of Brisbane Assembly 2019. The Brisbane Assembly was run by the archdiocese of Brisbane, and about 400 people from across the archdiocese and various Catholic agencies attended the two-day event. It was billed as a process of "communal discernment" in preparation for the 2020 Plenary Council in Australia. The archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, was in the front row of the auditorium when the proposal was displayed on large...
  • 'Hail Satan!': Spitting, twerking, violent pro-abortion mob descends upon pro-life group at college

    10/10/2019 2:48:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 9, 2019
    Things seemed relatively placid when a pro-life group TFP Student Action set up a small demonstration with brochures and bagpipes at George Washington University in the nation's capital late last month. But the peace would not last. One flustered woman kicked things off, arguing at one point with a pro-lifer that "it's still a baby inside, but I have every single right to f****** decide what I do with my own f****** body!" Several others demanded that TFP Student Action immediately leave, actually saying they had no right be on campus. Mob rules TFP Student Action said pro-abortion...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Now, Its HUNDREDS of Millions!

    10/10/2019 1:44:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 10, 2019 | Michael Voris
    [Catholic Caucus] Now, Its HUNDREDS of Millions! A half a billion, to be precise. Following up on yesterday's Vortex where we talked about Vatican Secretary of State Cdl.Pietro Parolin and his apparent covering up ofat least a $13 million theft from the U.S.-based Papal Foundation now there's more. Parolin's offices were raided internally by Vatican police last week, as was widely reported in international media. The unprecedented raid, created a firestorm of questions. Church Militant has been informed that, behind the scenes,this is something of a power play between various Pope Francis factions,apparently all of whom are unhappy with him...
  • Amazon Synod: Brazilian Bishops Supporting Infanticide?

    10/10/2019 11:17:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 10, 2019 | Giuseppe Rusconi
    Amazon Synod: Brazilian Bishops Supporting Infanticide? Troubling document promoting tribal infanticide disappears from Brazilian bishops' website At Tuesday's synod press briefing, Italian journalist Giuseppe Rusconi, who writes, asked apointed question about infanticide practiced among some Amazonian tribes, leading to a defensive retort from Peruvian Cdl. Pedro Barreto, who denied the practice exists. Rusconi discovered documents posted on the Brazilian bishops' website that acknowledged infanticide is practiced among Amazon tribes, and included a statement endorsing permission for tribes to continue this practice, out of "respect" for their culture. The next day, that document was removed from the website. Rusconi granted...