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    09/24/2017 10:19:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    abyssus ^ | September 24, 2017 | Rene Henry Gracida, D.D. Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Corpus Christii
    GOD BLESS THE ORIGINATORS AND THE SIGNERS OF THE CORRECTIONPosted on September 24, 2017 by abyssum  I extend my congratulations and gratitude to the originators of the Correction and I wish to have my name added to the list of those individuals who agree with the content of the Correction and want to be identified with it.   Sincerely and in gratitude,   The Most Reverend Rene Henry Gracida, D.D. Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Corpus Christi   from: Rene Henry Gracida <> to: bcc: The Most Reverend Rene Henry Gracida <> date: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 4:26 AM subject: I WISH...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/24/2017 9:58:42 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him. Proverb 24:24"A Christians's Worldview" Today we may witness the mass destruction of the NFL. Remember, Satan twists reality of those who do not keep their minds eyes and hearts on Christ. When it comes to winning the souls of the rich and famous, the most powerful tool in Satan's arsenal, is the fame and fortune they seek. For those who reach the pinnacle of success, their minds will lie to them about their importance to the human race. It is already...
  • ACLU Sues Michigan for Allowing Adoption Agencies to Refuse Same-Sex Couples

    09/23/2017 6:21:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/22/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    LANSING, Michigan, September 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for allowing Christian adoption agencies to place children in homes with a mom and a dad. The ACLU is representing lesbians Kristy and Dana Dumont against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Children’s Services Agency over laws allowing religious exemptions for Christian adoption agencies. Dumont v. Lyon is the first legal action challenging laws that allow faith-based agencies to follow policies consistent with their beliefs. “We want to send a message to legislators,” ACLU lawyer Leslie Cooper...
  • Farewell to the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

    09/23/2017 6:07:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/23/17 | Dr. Mark Latkovic
    The JPII Institute I knew and have known was already “theological” and already “scientific”. So why the changes?The news from the Vatican this past week that the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family would be no more—or, should I say, would be “rebooted” with a new name: John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences—was like a punch in the stomach. Surprising, but not shocking. Let me explain why. I was a member of the first graduating class of the Washington, D.C. “session”—one of many branches founded after the school was founded...
  • Conservative Theologians Accuse Pope of Spreading Heresy

    09/23/2017 3:52:08 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | AP
    VATICAN CITY — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a "filial correction" to the pope — a measure they said hadn't been employed since the 14th century. The letter accused Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document "The Joy of Love" and subsequent "acts, words and omissions." The initiative...
  • And So It Begins: "FILIAL CORRECTION OF POPE FRANCIS For the Propagation of Heresies"

    09/23/2017 3:48:11 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 23, 2017 | See Signatories
    RORATE Note: There will many Catholics, even traditionalists, whose first defeatist reaction will be to belittle this effort. But the wise, the learned in history, will understand that this is just the first part, the first piece of the puzzle, with next steps still to come in a long and extended process. This first step is an initiative of a theological nature that will likely lead, God willing, to an initiative of a canonical nature from those who have the mandate to act. And so it begins: __________________________________ Documents contained below: * (1) Filial Correction on Account of the Propagation...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Burke: ‘urgency’ to resolve dubia ‘weighs very heavily on my heart’

    09/23/2017 3:36:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Two of the four dubia Cardinals seeking moral clarity from Pope Francis over his controversial teachings on marriage and family have died. But this will not stop the remaining two cardinals from continuing the “important work of resolving the dubia,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the dubia signers, in a new interview.  In a wide-ranging interview with the Diocese of Parramatta’s Catholic Outlook, Burke said the “urgency of a response to the dubia derives from the harm done to souls by the confusion and error, which result, as long as the fundamental questions raised are not answered in accord...

    09/23/2017 3:12:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 23, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Jesuit Fr. James Martin, well-known for his attempts to normalize homosexuality in the Church, claims ex-gays lead a less "integrated life" than current gays. In an August 29 interview with Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man engaged to his male partner, Martin said: I know just for the record that a lot of the people who are critiquing me online are self-professed ... former gays. So it's a lot of former gay people. And I would say that there's a lot of conflict going on. So it's sad because what happens is their own junk inside gets focused outwards on people who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Francis Want Ethics of the Rich? By Father Reto Nay

    09/23/2017 8:14:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 23, 2017 | Fr. Reto Nay
    The webpage of the German Bishops explained on September 20, that Pope Francis dismantled the Family Institute in Rome, in order to turn it into a "think tank for Amoris Laetitia", Francis' document, which, in contradiction to the Gospel, demands Holy Communion for adulterers. The article is written by chief-editor Thomas Jansen. He argues that Francis punished the Family Institute because its professors criticised Francis' arguments at the last Synod of the Family. For Jansen it is clear that the orientation of the Institute was "too conservative", by which he means, "too Catholic". He suggests that Francis intends replacing...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/23/2017 7:48:20 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bergoglio's overreach with the tolerance of perverts exposes his hypocrisy ...

    09/22/2017 9:34:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 22, 2017 | Vox Cantoris
    Bergoglio's overreach with the tolerance of perverts exposes his hypocrisy. Is James Martin next? There were remarks made yesterday by Jorge Bergoglio, the man thrust upon the Chair of St. Peter by malefactors, on the matter of child abuse. Edward Pentin reported on Twitter that the Vatican media were instructed only to report the "prepared text" on the abuse of minors. The Bergoglian regime has learnt well from Peron on the manipulation of the truth and the control of the message. Too bad it can't hide from Internet reality. After some blowback they relented that the casual remarks would need...
  • What Happened at the Vatican’s Bio-Extinction Conference

    09/22/2017 4:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/21/17 | Stefano Gennarini
    A conference sponsored by two pontifical academies embraced a kind of environmental determinism that looks at human reproduction as a mere bio-technical issue.A papal commission is reviewing Humanae Vitae ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Some worry the commission is part of a conspiracy to change the teaching of the Church on spousal love and procreation. It’s hard to say. On the positive side, a review of Blessed Paul VI’s final encyclical could clear away many misconceptions about the magisterial teaching on the transmission of life, chief among them the notion that the Church should sanction population control to...
  • Is the Vatican Slouching toward Wickedness?

    09/22/2017 9:57:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    American Life League ^ | September 15 | Judie Brown
    The situation in Vatican City continues to deteriorate, as news abounds of alliances not quite in harmony with Church teaching. Most recently we learned that “Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet, who sponsored a bid to allow legal abortion, will be one of the speakers at a November conference organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.” At the same time, we are learning more about the newly appointed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life. One of them is a defender of remarried Catholic divorcees living in adultery. Her name is Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier, a biblical theologian who also defends homosexual marriages....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/22/2017 7:17:33 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, Church bullies can keep a church from being healthy and well balanced. I hope this helps for anyone who recognizes this problem in their church. Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name01 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...
  • Barf Alert: The real scandal:Attacks on James Martin say about the Church in America

    09/21/2017 7:26:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    La Croix ^ | September 2017 | John Gehring
    f you’re looking for a Catholic priest who inspires people - and makes them laugh and think - James Martin, SJ, is your guy.  At the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual conference, he’s greeted like a rock star by swarms of young Catholics who devour his books and remember him as Stephen Colbert’s “chaplain” on the Colbert Report. To say this is unusual is an understatement. Millennials are leaving the church in droves, turned off in part by an institution that has made opposition to same-sex marriage central to Catholic identity in the public square.This generation of Catholics remains inspired by the...
  • [Archbishop] Justin Welby: Boy Wearing a Dress to School 'not a Problem'

    09/21/2017 7:06:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/21/17 | Olivia Rudgard
    A boy wearing a dress to school is "not a problem", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. Speaking on LBC radio the most senior cleric in the Church of England said he would tell a concerned parishioner that they should help their child "understand". He said: "I would say to them, I don't think that's a problem. "The other family are making up their own minds. The other child is making up their own mind. "Talk to your child. Help them to understand. Help them to see what's going on and to be faithful to their own convictions." The Archbishop...
  • I called for Christians to love gay people. Now the Catholic alt-right is taking revenge.

    09/21/2017 11:56:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Fr. James Martin
    Ironically, these groups, like the website Church Militant, which tout their desire for “traditional” Catholic practices consistently set themselves against bishops and religious superiors. Thus, groups that have zero legitimacy in the Church (and which have often been criticized by Church leadership) are setting themselves up against legitimate authorities. Pope Francis himself, for example, is a frequent target. In this way, such supposedly “traditional” Catholic websites are subverting tradition. As a result of their hateful content, they cause confusion, frustration and contempt. Such campaigns can never lead to the kind of results that St. Ignatius calls indicative of the “Good...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bishop Schneider: priests must resist pressure on Communion for remarried

    09/21/2017 10:52:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Caucus ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said priests have to follow the Church’s constant practice on Communion, even if their bishops and religious superiors command them to do otherwise.In an interview with the website One Peter Five, Bishop Schneider, an auxiliary bishop in Kazakhstan, encouraged Catholics to “remain faithful to the unchanging and constant teaching and practice of the entire Church”.In the aftermath of Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia, bishops’ conferences have released different guidelines on Communion. Some have reaffirmed the Church’s traditional practice, that the divorced and remarried can only receive Communion if they resolve to live “as brother and sister”....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/21/2017 6:50:26 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 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,...
  • The Correction of Amoris Laetitia Is About to Be Published

    09/20/2017 8:41:32 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 20, 2017 | n/a
    Anonimi della Croce wrote on September 16 that Cardinal Raymond Burke disclosed in a private setting during the recent Congress on Summorum Pontificum in Rome, that a "correction" of the controversial Amoris Laetitia is imminent. It will not openly confront Francis but will take the form of letter or document signed by Cardinal Burke and other prelates, who in a magisterial way will correct those parts of Amoris Laetitia that contradict the Catholic Faith.