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  • Pope Denounces Trump’s Border Policy as 'Immoral'– but Hailed Fidel Castro

    06/23/2018 12:04:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border…Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents 'contrary to our Catholic values' and 'immoral.'" (Reuters, June 20, 2018)“During their meeting the Pope thanked comrade Fidel Castro for his contributions to world peace in a world saturated with hate and aggression." (Cuba’s Communist party paper, Sept 21st 2015.)“What?!” Nikita Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei. “Is he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war?! That...
  • Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

    06/20/2018 8:12:15 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems.
  • Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics ‘Did Not Receive Support from Rome’ in Abortion Battle

    06/16/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine. “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like before the previous referendum on so-called same-sex ‘marriage,’ people fighting in these battles did not receive support from Rome,” said the cardinal, “and [its own] bishops themselves defended moral principles too weakly.” Burke called what happened in Ireland evidence of an...
  • 500 British Priests Issue Statement Upholding Humanae Vitae

    06/16/2018 5:32:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/14/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Nearly 500 British priests have issued a statement upholding Humanae Vitae and proposing it as the key to healing society, amid reports of moves within the Vatican to water down its teaching and accommodate the Church to modern trends. In a letter released to the Catholic press on June 14 (see full letter below), the group of priests from Great Britain state that the Church’s perennial teaching on human sexuality should be at the forefront in re-building a culture of life, and stress its importance for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The initiative, called “Humanae...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan slams Trump immigration crackdown as ""unbiblical "

    06/16/2018 6:55:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 79 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 15, 2018
    . Cardinal Timothy Dolan blasted the Trump administration’s policy of separating kids from their parents on Friday night, calling it “un-American and unbiblical.” The White House got into holy hot water this week when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and press secretary Sander Huckabee Sanders both referenced scripture to claim the administration has the moral authority to forcibly take kids away from parents if they cross the southern border illegally. “I mean, that’s just unjust. That’s un-American and unbiblical,” Dolan, leader of New York City’s 2.8 million Catholics, told CNN on Friday night. Sessions specifically cited the Apostle Paul who in...
  • Judge again blocks transgender military ban from taking effect

    06/16/2018 6:32:39 PM PDT · by Revel · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06-15-18 | Rebecca Kheel
    A federal court on Friday again said the Trump administration cannot implement its ban on most transgender military service while a lawsuit against it proceeds. “The status quo shall remain ‘steady as she goes,’ and the preliminary injunction shall remain in full force and effect nationwide,” Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington wrote Friday. In doing so, Pechman quoted the top Navy admiral, who told a Senate panel in April that it’s been “steady as she goes” since transgender people have been allowed to serve openly. Pechman is one of four federal...
  • Transgender-friendly sex ed approved in Fairfax County schools

    06/16/2018 5:32:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | June 15, 2018 | Bailey Vogt
    The Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve updated language in its sex education curriculum that is more inclusive to LGBTQ and transgender people. The board brought in a special panel that recommended changing the term “biological sex” to “sex assigned at birth,” which the panel said aligns with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the American College of Physicians. The board also changed sex education policies to provide more information to female students regarding contraception, as well as education on pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for male students. However, the new...
  • Revolutionaries, Homosexualists Headline World Meeting of Families

    06/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/14/18 | Christine Niles
    Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the ChurchDUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - The lineup at this fall's World Meeting of Families (WMOF) features some of the world's most revolutionary bishops pushing a leftist path for the Church. Scheduled for August in Dublin, Ireland, the meeting — which will include a visit by Pope Francis — will feature the following prelates, among others: Cdl. Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey Cdl. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England Cdl. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria Cdl. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cdl. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop...
  • Bishops Debate Catholic Voting Guidelines in the ‘Age of Francis’

    06/15/2018 7:10:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/14/18 | Christopher White
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - After a robust 90-minute discussion during the second day of their bi-annual meeting, the U.S. bishops voted to advance a proposal to produce new materials to complement their official voting guidelines to better apply the teachings of Pope Francis to current issues in the United States. The discussion and vote, however, revealed tensions within the body over both the current content and the medium in which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is seeking to influence public life, while ultimately resulting in a compromise outcome that will surely be subject to close scrutiny in...
  • Catholic Crisis Pregnancy Agency Cura Shuts in ‘New and Changed’ Ireland

    06/15/2018 7:07:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Extra.ie ^ | 6/14/18 | Sandra Murphy
    A crisis pregnancy agency funded by the Catholic Church has announced plans to shutdown. The announcement comes a month after the Union of Students in Ireland disassociated itself from Cura due to their failure to ‘provide ‘full support’ for pregnant people when it comes to abortion and abortion support’. In a statement, the agency announced that it will wind down its services by Friday, June 15 due to this ‘new and changed environment’. ‘In this new and changed environment we have been experiencing decreasing service demands in line with national trends and we feel this decision, which has been considered...
  • Former London Convent Now an Abortuary

    06/15/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/12/18 | K.V. Turley
    TWICKENHAM, England, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There is a large house on the southwestern outskirts of London. It is an impressive building set back from the road and towering over those who stand in front of it or those who enter. Today, it is an abortion center run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. This house, in a residential quarter of suburban London, is yet another monument to Britain’s culture of death. It was not always so. At one time, this building was a convent run by a Catholic order of nuns, the Daughters of the Immaculate. In the...
  • Irish PM Says Catholic Hospitals Will Be Forced to Abort Children

    06/15/2018 6:34:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joan Desmond
    Just weeks after a lopsided, groundbreaking vote struck down Ireland’s constitutional ban on legal abortion, the country’s Taoiseach signaled the broader moral and legal implications of this sea change in a once deeply Catholic nation. “It will not … be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil, “to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dáil [the lower house of the Irish legislature] and Seanad [senate].” Britain’s Catholic Herald reported today that two large hospitals...
  • Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

    06/16/2018 7:24:17 PM PDT · by FatherofFive · 96 replies
    AP ^ | 6/16/2018 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.
  • On Abortion Rights, Ireland Has Mirror Image in Conservative Poland

    06/15/2018 7:21:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2018 | D. Hinshaw, F. Rocca, N. Ojewska
    The Irish referendum—in which 66% of voters chose to allow parliament to legalize abortion—underscored the decadeslong decline of the Catholic church as a political force in that nation. It also accentuated a mirror image in Poland, the last major nation in Europe whose Catholic Church still dominates politics, society, and culture. Poland was once among the easiest places in Europe to get access to an abortion. Under Communism, ferries brought pregnant women from Sweden and Denmark for the procedure, which was free of charge. That changed at the end of the Cold War, when the Catholic church emerged as a...
  • Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn’t destroy civilization

    06/09/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 09, 2018 5:19 PM EDT
    Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.” The Vatican said Francis held a two-day conference with the executives as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills. Participants included the CEOs of Italian oil giant ENI, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Norway’s Statoil as well as scientists and managers of major investment funds. Their remarks on the first day of the...
  • Catholics: "God can’t solve problems, only party can," read posters in China

    06/05/2018 5:00:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | May 23 2008 | Tony
    Pope Francis has urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See. The appeal is coming amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican’s longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. Francis made the comments during his general audience, noting that many Chinese Catholics will be marking a feast day dedicated to the Virgin Mary this week in Sheshan, near Shanghai. Francis prayed that all Chinese faithful “can live their faith with generosity and serenity, and can make gestures of fraternity, harmony and reconciliation in full communion”...
  • Pope summons oil execs to Vatican to talk climate change

    06/03/2018 10:21:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 01, 2018 | Nicole Winfield and Seth Borenstein
    Pope Francis will meet with some of the world’s oil executives next week, likely to give them another moral nudge to clean up their act on global warming. Climate change policy and science experts are cautiously hopeful but aren’t expecting any miracles or even noticeable changes. The conference will be a follow-up to the pope’s encyclical three years ago calling on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed Friday. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who spearheaded the encyclical, set up the June 8-9 conference with the executives. The pope himself will speak...
  • How the Catholic Church Embraces "The New Evangelization" (Pat Robertson interviews Bishop)

    05/31/2018 5:38:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    700 Club ^ | 058.31.18 | Pat Robertson
    CALLING TO PRIESTHOOD Bishop Barry Knestout grew up in a Catholic home, as one of nine children (3 girls, 6 boys), to the late Deacon Thomas and Caroline Knestout. His father worked for a national security agency. Barry recalls that growing up, his family always prayed. “Family prayer was in the context of meals — prayer around the table at every meal, and outside of that it was all connected with the Church’s prayer and my father’s personal prayer life.” Bishop Knestout also shares, “I have a devotion to the Holy Spirit that goes back to my father’s participation in...
  • Dolan: Pope’s Reported Remarks to Gay Man, While ‘Beautiful,’ Could Require Clarification

    05/23/2018 7:02:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    New York City, N.Y., May 22, 2018 / 08:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of New York said Tuesday that while some recent comments about homosexuality attributed to Pope Francis are “orthodox teaching,” the pope's reported remarks could require clarification. Cardinal Timothy Dolan affirmed the pope’s recent affirmation of God’s love for a gay man with whom the pontiff visited in Rome, saying: “Jesus would have said that, and so would I. That’s conservative, traditional, Catholic, orthodox teaching. The ‘Catechism’ insists on that.” “While any sexual expression outside of a man and woman in marriage is contrary to God's purpose,...
  • ‘God made you gay’: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?

    05/21/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/20/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    ROME, May 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ alleged infelicitous counsel to a gay man, if not retracted, risks slowly killing the same-sex attracted by affirming them to death.   According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the world. Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the...