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  • Michigan’s Lesbian AG Investigating Catholic Media Org as Part of ‘Hate Group’ Crackdown

    03/19/2019 5:35:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/15/19 | Martin M. Barillas
    LANSING, Michigan, March 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Michigan’s lesbian attorney general and the state’s Department of Civil Rights director are investigating organizations the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has deemed “hate groups.” One such group in their state is Catholic news service Church Militant, which reports on clerical sexual misdeeds and advocates adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The SPLC has labeled Church Militant “anti-LGBT.” The law center lumps pro-life, pro-marriage, and Christian organizations in with neo-Nazis and the KKK as “hate groups.” Its “hate map” inspired a man to attempt a shooting rampage at the Family...
  • The Serious St. Patrick

    03/17/2015 8:26:46 PM PDT · by LT Brass Bancroft · 2 replies
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | March 15, 2015 | Father George W. Rutler
    Maewyn Succat did not have an easy time embracing the Faith. Although his father Calpurnius was a deacon, Maewyn indulged a spirited youthful rebellion against what he had been taught, and it was only after being kidnapped by superstitious people called Druids that he realized the difference that Christianity makes in the souls of men and the character of cultures. This was in the fifth century, and Maewyn, probably born in the Cumbria part of England near the Scottish lands, was roughly contemporary with the bishop Augustine in North Africa who watched the decay of the Roman Empire. Maewyn eventually...
  • Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick

    03/17/2016 4:56:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | March, 2016 | David Kithcart
    Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick Before all the festivities focused on shamrocks and leprechauns and good luck wishes, there was truly something to celebrate: a man willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. But across the sea in Britain, a teen-ager was poised...
  • The real Saint Patrick in his own words

    03/16/2019 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 13 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 3/17/13 | Florentius
    Who was Saint Patrick? Well, for starters, he wasn't Irish. He was born a Roman (Patricius) during the days when Britain was cut off from the empire immediately before the final collapse of Roman power in the west. Though not born an Irishman himself, Patrick had a deep and abiding love for the Irish and dedicated his life to bringing them to Christianity. Amazingly, two works written by Patrick have come down to us from antiquity. The first is his Confessio, which was written about AD 450 under obscure circumstances. Following is an excerpt from this document, where Patrick tells...
  • In honor of St. Patrick's Day, lets remember captives and slaves

    03/17/2014 12:06:49 PM PDT · by eccentric · 4 replies
    vanity ^ | March 17, 2014 | Linda Martinez
    . In honor of St. Patrick's Day, lets remember captives and slaves whose sacrifice made ours lives so much better. Many don't know that Patrick was NOT Irish. He was born in Scotland and captured by the Irish when he was a teenager. Then he spread Christianity to the Irish. In the Bible, Joseph's brother's sold him into slavery. When he was later able to save his family, he told them, "What you meant for evil, God meant for Good." Thousands of years later, Squanto was captived by Europeans and taken away. Years later, after learning English, he made his...
  • Did St. Patrick sell slaves to the Irish?

    03/17/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/16/2012 | MSNBC Staff
    LONDON -- St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, may well have been a tax collector for the Romans who fled to Ireland where he could have traded slaves to pay his way, according to new research by a University of Cambridge academic published on Saturday. The generally accepted account of the saint's life, albeit based on scant evidence, says Patrick was abducted from western Britain as a teenager and forced into slavery in Ireland for six years during which time he developed a strong Christian faith. Afterwards, the account continues, he escaped his captors and went back to Britain before...
  • Apostle to the Irish: The Real Saint Patrick

    03/20/2006 6:23:45 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 44 replies · 1,017+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | March 17, 2006 | Charles Colson
    If you ask people who Saint Patrick was, you’re likely to hear that he was an Irishman who chased the snakes out of Ireland. It may surprise you to learn that the real Saint Patrick was not actually Irish—yet his robust faith changed the Emerald Isle forever. Patrick was born in Roman Britain to a middle-class family in about A.D. 390. When Patrick was a teenager, marauding Irish raiders attacked his home. Patrick was captured, taken to Ireland, and sold to an Irish king, who put him to work as a shepherd. In his excellent book, How the Irish Saved...
  • Mrs. Dono's Letter to her Pastor on Climate-Change Action for Lent

    03/14/2019 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Cold Climate PLUS Her own Fertile Brain ^ | March 14, 2019 | Mrs Don-o
    Dear Fr. _______, I find the re-theming of Lent by Climate Crisis this year-- apparently a "wholesale" international push (Global Catholic Climate Movement, Catholic Climate Covenant, etc. etc.) with local "retail" distributors --- deeply misplaced. It's hard for me to know how to express this. Getting a reasonable and godly perspective is a struggle, but let me give you my best. I write as a spokes-person (ha) for my little circle of Church Ladies at this point. Several -- I won't name names -- have started this conversation with me, and what we all agree on is this: Nobody here...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis meets, poses for photos with pro-homosexual ‘Catholic’ group

    03/11/2019 5:41:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 11, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis meets, poses for photos with pro-homosexual ‘Catholic’ group ROME, March 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis met with a pro-homosexual group which identifies itself as “Catholic” and posed with them for photos during the group’s visit to Rome last week.    The group, “LGBT+ Catholics Westminster”, promotes the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church and seeks to “rid Church and society of systemic, institutional homophobia.” The pro-homosexual group was appointed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, to provide pastoral care to Catholics who identify as homosexual. LGBT+ Catholics Westminster holds positions contrary to Catholic...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop under investigation for misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope

    03/11/2019 4:13:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 11, 2019 | Christopher Altieri
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope Francis Bishop Zanchetta joins the Pope and senior Vatican officials on the retreat despite being under investigation for sexual and financial wrongdoing The Catholic Herald has learned that a bishop currently under investigation for sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, including claims he had naked selfies and gay pornography on his phone, is on retreat with Pope Francis and other senior members of the Roman Curia. The bishop is Gustavo Zanchetta, emeritus of Orán, Argentina, and currently Assessor to the Administration of the Patrimony of the...
  • Pope: It's a mortal sin to exploit workers

    03/11/2019 10:33:28 AM PDT · by O6ret · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2019 | Breitbart
    Pope Francis railed against unjust employers Friday, saying it is hypocritical to go to church on Sunday and then exploit one’s workers. “Many Christians, even Catholics, who say they are practicing Catholics exploit people! They exploit their workers!” the pope said during his daily homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta Friday. They send them home at the beginning of summer to avoid having to pay benefits and then take them back again at the end, he explained. “And so many of these call themselves Catholics. They go to Mass on Sundays and then they do this. This is...
  • Pope Francis: Exploiting Workers Is a ‘Mortal Sin’

    03/11/2019 7:04:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | Thomas D Williams
    Pope Francis railed against unjust employers Friday, saying it is hypocritical to go to church on Sunday and then exploit one’s workers. “Many Christians, even Catholics, who say they are practicing Catholics exploit people! They exploit their workers!” the pope said during his daily homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta Friday. They send them home at the beginning of summer to avoid having to pay benefits and then take them back again at the end, he explained. “And so many of these call themselves Catholics. They go to Mass on Sundays and then they do this. This is...
  • Coalition of Concerned Catholics: We Won’t Give Another Dime

    03/09/2019 1:44:24 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 63 replies
    The Coalition of Concerned Catholics, a group of lay faithful primarily concerned with the dissent, heterodoxy and apostasy present in the Church, recently published an open letter to Bp. Felipe Estévez of the diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. They have given Church Militant permission to republish it in full. ******* His Excellency, Felipe Estevez, MA, STL, STD Bishop, Diocese of St. Augustine 11625 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258 Friday, March 1, 2019 Dear Bishop Estevez: As committed Catholics, we are concerned that not enough is being done globally about the abuse crisis in our Church. Presently, the issue...
  • Row Between Vatican, Italy Over Immigration Turns Personal

    02/02/2019 5:20:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/30/19 | Claire Giangrave
    ROME - It was Holy Thursday 2016 when Pope Francis visited to wash their feet in a symbolic gesture of welcome, but today over 500 immigrants staying at a welcoming center just north of Rome are being forced to leave as the Italian government tightens its grip on immigration. “The news of the eviction came out of the blue,” said Father Melchor José Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, in an interview with Crux. “They just began to bring everyone out and to take them to other centers,” he said. The closing date for...
  • Pope Francis Says Secret Archives On Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII Will Be Opened Early

    03/04/2019 11:22:33 AM PST · by Jaded · 67 replies
    MSN/ Time ^ | 3/4/19 | Billy Perrigo
    <p>Lake Turkana, KenyaHelicopter crash in Kenya kills four Americans and their pilot Dr. Walid FitaihiUS State Department confirms American citizen held in captivity in Saudi… Pope Pius XII © ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images Pope Pius XII Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican’s archives on controversial World War II-era pope Pius XII would be opened up eight years earlier than planned, in 2020, a move seen as an olive branch to Jews who have criticized the Vatican for not doing enough during the Holocaust.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Attempts to Overrule God

    03/01/2019 2:51:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 28, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    Pope Francis Attempts to Overrule God n a video message to something called the Seventh World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Francis once again attempts to impose his will on a matter of divine revelation, replacing what God has revealed with what he thinks on the matter.It is God who declares “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: For in the image of God made He man.” (Gen 9:6)  And it is God Who, as we read in the 20th chapter of Leviticus, dictated to Moses the death penalty for human sacrifice and other grave offenses against the...
  • Church Pedophiles & Child Sex Trafficking Nests Intersect by The Thousands

    02/27/2019 7:49:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | February 27, 2019 | Corey Lynn
    Do not turn a blind eye. Pedophilia goes far beyond the walls of the church, and spreads much like the plague, infesting local communities and infiltrating daycares, schools, and foster care, while many remain protected by local community leaders and officials. Child sex trafficking and church pedophiles are rampant, and the lists being disseminated by churches across the country, pointing to pedophile priests and clergy, most of which have long been deceased, is a swift way to clean their hands of it, with false transparency. What they don’t want people to know, is just how far this truly reaches, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal decries Vatican ‘silence’ on homosexuality at abuse summit

    02/27/2019 10:32:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 27, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal decries Vatican ‘silence’ on homosexuality at abuse summit ROME, February 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Organizers of the recent Vatican sex abuse summit deliberately avoided the issue of homosexuality in order to advance a “homosexual agenda” in the Church and protect homosexual networks that thrive in “climate of complicity and a conspiracy of silence,” a cardinal has said.  In a new interview with Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register, German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said that “discussing the problem of homosexuality would have become dangerous for them, because it’s evident there is a network of homosexuals within the Vatican.”  “That’s the problem,...
  • Vatican Summit Organizer: Gay Subculture in Seminaries Has ‘Nothing to Do With Sex Abuse of Minors’

    02/26/2019 5:09:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 2/22/19 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, February 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Decades of widespread homosexuality in US seminaries had “nothing to do with the sexual abuse of minors,” a key organizer of the Vatican abuse summit said on Friday. At today’s summit press briefing, LifeSite asked Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, adjunct secretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and papal appointee to the summit’s organizing committee, a follow-up to a question posed yesterday by Italian journalist Sandro Magister. Magister had asked the Maltese archbishop on Thursday why the word “homosexuality” was completely absent from the summit’s opening day — particularly in...
  • Gay author with Vatican connections names who’s allegedly helping Pope homosexualize Church

    02/26/2019 1:37:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 25, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Gay author with Vatican connections names who’s allegedly helping Pope homosexualize Church February 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Amongst the most striking claims of French sociologist and openly homosexual Frédéric Martel in his new book on homosexuality in the Vatican is that Pope Francis and his inner circle are actively working to make homosexuality acceptable to the Catholic Church, even if they are not aiming to open the Church to homosexual “marriage”. First, a caveat: many of Martel’s claims about conservative cardinals’ supposed homosexuality are so outrageous and ill-founded that all he writes is not necessarily true. But his statements regarding...