Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • LGBT Activists Want to Force Catholic Schools in Canada to Hire Teachers in Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    12/14/2018 7:25:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/13/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    CALGARY, Alberta, December 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Expecting Catholic school employees to abide by long-standing Catholic morals will be added to the legal understanding of “discrimination,” if a case currently before the Alberta Human Rights Commission succeeds against Calgary Catholic School District. At issue is the district’s language in teacher contracts that holds them to “Catholic values,” particularly a “lifestyle and deportment in harmony with Catholic teaching and principles.” The Calgary Herald reports that Barb Hamilton, a former principal in the district, is one of two people suing over the requirement; another teacher has chosen to remain anonymous. Hamilton has...
  • Lists of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse Are Spilling Out Across the Country

    12/14/2018 9:54:13 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/14/2018 | Campbell Robertson
    PITTSBURGH — It was a list Charles L. Bailey Jr. had wanted to see for years: the names of the priests in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Mr. Bailey, 67, a longtime local advocate for survivors of abuse by priests, had heard excuses for why such a list was impossible to release. The last bishop said naming accused priests would be a violation of the Ten Commandments. The current bishop said he would not disclose the names, citing the request of unnamed victims. But...
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Pope Francis Doesn’t Engage the Issue, No One Else Will

    12/14/2018 8:45:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Edward Pentin ^ | December 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Father Weinandy: If Pope Francis Doesn’t Engage the Issue, No One Else Will Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy offered the following comments for an article I wrote this week in the National Catholic Register on Pope Francis’ recent comments on homosexuality.His complete yet brief remarks could not fit into the piece, so I publish them here in full:Father Weinandy, do you think the Pope would be right to invite a discussion on this issue at the February meeting on protection of minors and vulnerable adults from clerical sex abuse, and why do you think he made these remarks, given Aug. 9 and...
  • Lauren Daigle and homosexuality: Why we should all be prepared to answer the question

    12/14/2018 7:25:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2018 | By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris
    When yet another Christian celebrity fails to give a straight answer on a hot-button moral issue, it reveals a deeper problem. Back in September, an article in Rolling Stone announced, “A Christian Singer is Bigger than Drake and Arianna Grande this Week.” That singer is Lauren Daigle, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose brilliant voice, soulful style, and hope-filled lyrics has won fans well beyond the Contemporary Christian genre. She’s becoming a regular on talk shows and in national publications, and has officially earned the coveted status of “crossover artist” at just 27 years old. But with broader appeal comes a challenge:...
  • Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron Fears Rebellion From Gay Priests

    12/13/2018 6:23:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/12/18 | Jay McNally
    Seminary professor Dr. Mary Healy makes frank remarks at recent conferenceDETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit allows pro-homosexual Dignity Masses to continue under his watch because he fears a "rebellion" by gay priests, according to Sacred Heart Seminary Professor Mary Healy. Vigneron has been tightlipped about his support for the dissident group Dignity throughout his nearly full decade as archbishop of Detroit, installed in January 2009. Indeed, there are no known public or private comments about Dignity from Vigneron as to why he consents to the scandalous Mass at Marygrove College, which is now in its 44th year....
  • Russian State to Award Those Who Fight Against Abortion

    12/13/2018 6:16:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 12/12/18
    At the Congress of Commissioners for Children’s Rights yesterday, December 11, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation presented a new project in defense of the unborn that will award those who lead the fight against abortion in a wide range of fields, reports Pravoslavie.ru.The award is designed to motivate people to speak out about how they stand in defense of life and against abortion. “This prize will be awarded to those activists, each in his own sphere, be it politics, social activities, medicine, business-society, journalism, or art, who are not ashamed to say that they speak out in defense...
  • Cath Cauc] Cdl. Pell to appeal jury’s ‘outrageous’ verdict finding him guilty of sexual abuse

    12/13/2018 1:27:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 12, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Cdl. Pell to appeal jury’s ‘outrageous’ verdict finding him guilty of sexual abuse MELBOURNE, Australia, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Australian Cardinal George Pell is in the process of appealing a jury’s verdict that found him guilty of sexually abusing choir boys, LifeSiteNews has learned from a source with knowledge of the case.  A jury had found Pell guilty of charges related to the sexual abuse of two choir boys in his native Australia in the late 1990s, according to the Daily Beast in a story that broke yesterday.  Two unrevealed sources told the Daily Beast that the verdict...
  • 5 Christian-Owned Companies With Godly Values

    12/13/2018 9:15:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/13/2018 | Azalea Pena
    Christian-owned companies are diamonds in the ruff. It can be quite difficult to find a company or a store whose owner(s) shares the same ideals as you.As you may know, companies are made with different purposes. Some business owners simply want to make money, but for others, there's a deeper purpose for it.So if you're in the United States you probably know about In N' Out Burger and Chick-Fil-A, but there are still other Christian companies out there to support. Take a look at these 5 Christian companies with Godly values that you should know about:1. Forever 21Forever 21 is a...
  • Hundreds of sexual abuse allegations in Fundamental Baptist churches, investigation finds

    12/13/2018 8:07:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    Hundreds of sexual abuse allegations have been found in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches spanning 40 states and Canada, according to a new report. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram released an extensive, eight-month investigative report Sunday recounting the stories of women who were victims of sexual misconduct, including molestation and rape when they were minors, in IFB churches. Yet their perpetrators, who were in positions of church leadership, were able to weave away from accountability, and never faced criminal charges. As has been similarly uncovered in the Roman Catholic church in recent years, the network of these churches often covered up their...
  • [Cath Cauc] Itl bishop seems to approve Communion for some Catholics in adulterous unions

    12/13/2018 7:56:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 12, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Italian bishop seems to approve Communion for some Catholics in adulterous unions ROME, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The doctrinal dispute over Amoris Laetitia is in the air again this Advent, as one Italian bishop is inviting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to begin an “ecclesial journey” that he says will lead, in some cases, to access to the sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist.  In an Advent letter to the faithful of his diocese, Bishop Gianmarco Busca of the northern Italian diocese of Mantua has said “the faithful who are divorced and remarried, or who live stably in a...
  • Preferred Gender Pronouns Required in Virginia's Public Schools. The Bible? Not Allowed.

    12/13/2018 7:53:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/13/2018 | John Ellis
    Last Tuesday, unbeknownst to me, my son stuffed his beloved Bible into his bookbag. He was planning on using his class's show-and-tell time to share with his classmates what he was reading in God's Word. Keep in mind, my son is a second-grader in the Arlington County, Va., public school system. One of the most progressively leftist communities in the country, Arlington County has little room for conservative Christianity. Our neighborhood is filled with multi-colored yard signs proclaiming, "Love trumps hate!" or "All Are Welcome Here!" followed by a scolding for those who don't accept that boys can be girls...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Council of Cardinals drops three members

    12/12/2018 8:35:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Cath.News ^ | December 13, 2018 | Cath.News
    Council of Cardinals drops three members Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinal advisors (Vatican Media) Pope Francis has released the three eldest cardinals from the duties of the Council of Cardinals advisory group, including Cardinal George Pell, with no immediate plans to add new members. Source: CNA. Papal spokesman Greg Burke told journalists in a briefing yesterday that the Pope sent letters to Cardinal Pell, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, and Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo at the end of October to thank them for their service to the Council of Cardinals, known as the C9, over the last five years.Francis...
  • Cardinal Pell Found Guilty on All Counts of Sex Abuse

    12/12/2018 6:45:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/11/18 | Christine Niles
    SYDNEY, Australia (ChurchMilitant.com) - A jury has found Cdl. George Pell guilty on all counts related to sexually abusing two altar boys. According to sources who spoke to The Daily Beast, a jury returned a unanimous verdict Tuesday against the Australian cardinal after three days of deliberation. Church Militant confirmed the news with its own inside sources in Australia. Further details are unavailable, as the court has issued a suppression order to Australian media to "prevent a real and substantial risk of prejudice to the proper administration of justice." A previous trial resulted in a hung jury. Pell had been...
  • Church of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony for Gender ‘Transitions’

    12/12/2018 6:40:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/11/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, December 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – While the Church of England – the largest Christian denomination in the United Kingdom – is stopping short of calling its newly instituted blessing for “transgenders” a second baptism, priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity. In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new female names, and women by their new male names. The guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name may be...
  • Late-Night Comedian Condemns Pope Francis for Homophobic Hate Speech

    12/12/2018 10:52:47 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies
    Friendly Atheist (Patheos) ^ | December 11, 2018 | Hemant Mehta
    Jenny Hagel, a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers who is both gay and Catholic, issued a strong denunciation of Pope Francis‘ homophobia last night. In response to the pope reiterating Catholic doctrine that says gay priests must be celibate (or be kicked out of the priesthood), an idea that suggests there’s something intrinsically wrong with gay people, Hagel called out anyone who still sees the pope as a good guy. "The press dubbed him “Cool Pope.” But here’s the thing: This guy’s not cool. This guy’s homophobic… We should all care about this because the pope is a...
  • [[Catholic Caucus] Alleged McCarrick Abuse Victim Shares Shocking Insights into Abuser’s Reign

    12/12/2018 9:30:27 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Fear, Power & Money: Alleged McCarrick Abuse Victim Shares Shocking Insights into Abuser’s Reign Abuse. Conspiracy. Hush money. Bribes. Power players. Politics. Global agendas. The threat of violence. These are some of the themes that James Grein, the alleged longtime abuse victim of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, discussed with Dr. Taylor Marshall in a new podcast interview. Grein, who claims to have been abused by McCarrick for 18 years, beginning at age eleven, explained the close family connection he had with McCarrick – a connection that began even before he was born.“He had been part of the family,” says Grein,...
  • Archeologists: Sodom and Gomorrah literally destroyed by fire and brimstone falling from the sky

    12/11/2018 5:14:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 78 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 11, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Archeologists: Sodom and Gomorrah literally destroyed by fire and brimstone falling from the sky December 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of archeologists and other scientists say they have discovered strong evidence that the region of the “Middle Ghor,” where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are believed to have existed, were in fact destroyed by a meteor that exploded in the sky above, raining down superheated matter and raising temperatures to thousands of degrees, a theory that matches the account of the cities’ destruction contained in the Old Testament Book of Genesis. According to the theory, the meteor...
  • Ireland May Not Start Aborting Babies in January as Doctors Refuse, Hospitals Not Ready

    12/11/2018 4:12:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeNews ^ | December 11, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A massive outcry by Irish doctors and hospitals has government leaders backtracking on their demand that all hospitals start aborting unborn babies on Jan. 1 in Ireland.Major hospitals have said they are nowhere near ready, and forcing them to begin abortions in three weeks could put women’s lives at risk.Pro-abortion politicians have not delayed the start date, but this week Taoiseach Leo Varadkar did admit that some hospitals will not be ready within their timeline, The Herald reports.“It may not be available in every single hospital and every single place, but the service will be available,” Varadkar insisted. “It will...
  • ‘Men Have Forgotten God’: Remembering Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 1983 Templeton Address

    12/11/2018 8:55:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2018
    Editor’s Note: This article, which originally ran in the July 22, 1983, issue of National Review, is adapted from the address Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave on the occasion of his acceptance, in London on May 10, 1983, of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. In announcing the 1983 award, the Templeton Foundation described Mr. Solzhenitsyn as “a pioneer in the renaissance of religion in atheist nations.” Mr. Solzhenitsyn ’s introductory remarks were made at the awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace, with Prince Philip presiding. The address proper was delivered later the same day at the London Guildhall. Today, December 11,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Parishioners furious after bishop transfers priest who helped expose fraudulent pastor

    12/10/2018 5:17:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 10, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Parishioners furious after bishop transfers priest who helped expose fraudulent pastor STARKVILLE, Mississippi, December 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Parishioners fooled by an HIV+ priest who fraudulently claimed he was raising funds to pay for cancer treatment are furious that they’re losing the priest who helped turn him in. Father Rusty Vincent, acting pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Starkville, Mississippi, is being moved to Vicksburg by Bishop Joseph Kopacz. According to the Mississippi Clarion Ledger, Vincent was one of at least two priests among the four confidential informants who gave information during a Homeland Security investigation into Father Lenin...