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  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • [Australian] Politician Wants Catholic Churches to Post Signs Warning Children of Danger

    10/14/2019 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/11/19 | K Thor Jensen
    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children. The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage. In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari?

    10/14/2019 11:15:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | October 13, 2019 | Giuseppe Nardi
    [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari? The column published yesterday by Eugenio Scalfari led to a brief reaction from the Vatican Press Office. Scalfari revealed in the daily La Repubblica that Francis entrusted him, in a personal conversation, with the conviction that Jesus Christ was "not God at all". But how did the Holy See react to this nuclear bomb of atomic bombs?Strictly taciturn. So far, only the new Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni has reacted. He said: "As has been said on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari ascribed to the Holy Father in conversations with him, are not as a faithful representation of what has actually...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Evidence Suggests The Francis-Scalfari Connection is No Accident

    10/13/2019 7:16:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter FIve ^ | October 11, 2019 | Steve Skojec
    [Catholic Caucus] The Evidence Suggests The Francis-Scalfari Connection is No Accident Since the news broke early this week that the nonegenarian atheist socialist editor of Italy’s La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, claimed that Pope Francis told him during one of their many conversations that he did not believe Jesus was God, the Catholic commentariat has been engaged in a rhetorical battle to the death over who to believe, whether it’s true, and what it all means.For those willing to look objectively at the matter, it becomes clear that the confusion is the result of an intentional strategy on the part of the...
  • Pope’s Favored Interviewer Claims Francis Denies Christ’s Divinity

    10/09/2019 11:03:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/9/19 | Martin M Barillas
    ROME, October 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Atheist Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari has claimed that Pope Francis does not believe that Jesus Christ is truly God and man. The Pope has granted Scalfari numerous interviews throughout his pontificate, despite repeated claims from the Vatican press office that his reports are unreliable. In La Repubblica newspaper on Wednesday, Scalfari wrote: “Those who have had the chance, as I have had different times, to meet him [Pope Francis] and speak to him with the greatest cultural confidence, know that Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, a man, not God incarnate. Once...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis warns against being 'smothered by ashes' defending status quo

    10/06/2019 7:39:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 6,2019 | Joshua J. McElwee
    [Catholic Caucus] Opening Amazon synod, Francis warns against being 'smothered by ashes' defending status quo Vatican City — Opening a monthlong gathering of Catholic bishops expected to consider controversial issues such as the ordaining of married priests on a regional basis, Pope Francis Oct. 6 warned the 185 prelates taking part against being "smothered by the ashes of fear and concern" in defense of the church's status quo. In a homily for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, which will continue through Oct. 27, the pontiff said that while Catholic prelates are called to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Rome Roundtable: Catholic Experts Sound Alarm Over Current Papacy

    10/04/2019 8:51:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 4, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Rome Roundtable: Catholic Experts Sound Alarm Over Current Papacy Panelists touch on controversial themes of Amazon Synod ROME ( - On the eve of the Amazon Synod, 10 Catholic lay leaders warned of the revolutionary designs against the Catholic faith, many of them rooted in the current pontificate. Hosted by the international pro-life group Voice of the Family, the roundtable, titled "Our Church — Reformed or Deformed?" took place Oct. 4 at the Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio, and featured a number of Catholic luminaries, including John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews, author Dr. Taylor Marshall, Italian Vaticanistas Roberto de Mattei and Marco Tosatti,...
  • Vatican Raids Its Own Secretariat of State

    10/04/2019 9:43:38 AM PDT · by rx · 13 replies
    Giza Death Star ^ | 10/3/2019 | Joseph P. Farrell, Ph. D.
    [snip] [T]he Vatican's own prosecutors and police have raided the powerful Vatican Secretariat of State [snip] the raid was conducted in connection to suspicious transactions at the Vatican Bank. [snip] Vatican Bank didn't even rise to the level of "probity" of the formerly Nazi-infested Bank of International Settlements!   Another big surprise there, given the Vatican bank's connections to the Loge Propaganda Due scandal, Michelle Sindona, Banco Ambrosiano and Roberto Calvi (remember him?) and all the other wondrous financial goings-on during the marvelous era of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Iran-Contra, the whole Inslaw-PROMIS scandal (which, among many...
  • Burke Discloses Why Francis Persecutes Young Religious Communities

    09/29/2019 10:28:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 27, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Burke Discloses Why Francis Persecutes Young Religious Communities It is "no coincidence" that Francis is targeting flourishing religious communities that have many vocations, Cardinal Raymond Burke told (September 24).Burke explains, “Those who are promoting a ‘new Church’ do not want vocations, they discourage them in order to justify their own position which attacks celibacy.”These people want "new models of ministry" instead of the Catholic priesthood. Burke calls this a "Protestant approach."He reminds that the [bankrupt] German bishops openly declare that their goal is "to revolutionise the whole Church.”
  • Vatican Gives Nod to ‘Abrahamic Family House’ that Equates Christianity, Judaism, Islam

    09/26/2019 5:22:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/25/19 | Jeanne Smits
    September 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The “Higher Committee to Implement the Document on Human Fraternity” signed in Abu Dhabi in February by Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, met in New York last week in the shadow of the United Nations yearly national assembly for the second time in two weeks. Its most spectacular act was the unveiling of the design for the “Abrahamic Family House,” to be built on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as a multi-faith complex giving equal space to a synagogue, a church, and a...
  • Vatican Names Abortion Promoter Jeffrey Sachs as ‘Special Invitee’ to Amazon Synod

    09/25/2019 6:39:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/19 | Thomas D. Williams
    ROME — The Vatican published the list of participants in its upcoming pan-Amazon Synod Saturday, which includes as “special invitee” Jeffrey D. Sachs, who is among the world’s foremost proponents of population control. In his 2008 book Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Sachs argued for legalizing abortion as a cost-effective way to eliminate “unwanted children” when contraception fails. Abortion, he wrote, is a “lower-risk and lower-cost option” than having unwanted children born into the world. The “legalization of abortion reduces a country’s total fertility rate significantly, by as much as half a child on average,” he wrote approvingly,...
  • Catholic Missionaries Compare Greta Thunberg to Virgin Mary

    09/25/2019 8:02:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 24, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams
    Catholic Missionaries Compare Greta Thunberg to Virgin Mary The Maryknoll missionaries have thrown their support behind 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, comparing her to the Virgin Mary. “Christians getting their knickers all in a twist over the passionate, articulate & knowledgeable witness of Greta Thunberg because of her age seem to overlook the age of the Virgin Mary at the time of the Annunciation,” the group wrote on Twitter.
  • Scottish Church Says Catholics Schools Don't Cause Violence

    09/24/2019 5:41:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A former police chief suggested the schools should be closed for causing sectarianismA spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said Wednesday the suggestion that Catholic schools in the country are a cause for bigotry is “staggeringly intolerant.” “Scotland’s peculiar obsession with religious intolerance has been in the spotlight again recently following the offensive and ill-informed comments of a former police chief, who claimed that the existence of denominational schools are at the root of the problem and suggested that sectarianism and bigotry can best be tackled by closing Catholic schools,” Peter Kearney, director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office,...
  • Is it too Late to undo what the Birth Control Pill has Done?

    09/22/2019 12:04:03 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 80 replies
    Angelus News ^ | Apr 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The unintended consequence of widespread birth control — on individuals, families and society — cannot be denied. Loneliness has become an “epidemic” in the world today, says scholar Mary Eberstadt, author of the 2013 book “Adam and Eve After the Pill." “Fifty years after the embrace of the pill — undeniably, because of the embrace of the pill — loneliness is spreading across the materially better-off countries of the planet." She expands on the themes of her new article, describing the “prophetic power” of “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”), Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical letter on birth control and married...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How the Pope’s Man in Washington Is Protecting Monsignor Rossi

    09/22/2019 12:29:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 22, 2019 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] How the Pope’s Man in Washington Is Protecting Monsignor Rossi Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the U.S., is running interference for the corrupt Shrine rector. The other day I saw a recent photo pop up on Twitter of Monsignor Walter Rossi standing next to a group of friends and allies — Donald Wuerl (the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, D.C.), Callista and Newt Gingrich, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the pope’s representative in the United States. The last figure interested me the most: Why would the pope’s man in Washington be lending his prestige to a cleric...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pan-Amazonian Synod Participants Include Former UN Head, Liberation Theologians

    09/22/2019 12:17:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 21, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Pan-Amazonian Synod Participants Include Former UN Head, Liberation Theologians The appointments appear to align with the synod’s expected emphases on environmental concerns, and on indigenous spirituality. VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has personally invited Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego as well as ex-United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take part in the Amazon Synod next month, according to a full list of participants published Sept. 21 by the Vatican.  The two U.S. prelates are among 185 members to be invited to the Oct. 6-27 event, whose other participants include every bishop of...
  • Newly Passed California Resolution Blames ‘Religious Groups’ for LGBT Suicides

    09/18/2019 6:35:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/17/19 | Calvin Freiburger
    SACRAMENTO, September 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The California legislature has voted in a resolution that blames "religious groups" who hold to biblical understandings of sex and gender as responsible for "disproportionately high rates" of suicide among homosexuals and transgenders. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99 declares that homosexuality and transgenderism are “part of natural variations that occur in sexual orientation and gender identity” and condemns counseling services that help people resolve unwanted gender confusion or same-sex attraction. “The stigma associated with being LGBTQ often created by groups in society, including therapists and religious groups, has caused disproportionately high rates of suicide, attempted...
  • Participants at UN Prayer Service Praise Pope’s Abu Dhabi Declaration

    09/18/2019 6:30:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/18/19 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - Pope Francis’s landmark agreement with the Muslim world, signed earlier this year during his visit to Abu Dhabi, was heralded at the annual prayer service on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly as “an antidote to hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanaticism.” “The Declaration is an appeal to all people of goodwill to put aside particular and egotistic interests, be they individual, national or continental, to break down the walls in our minds and to cross the borders in order to promote and build up justice and peace,” said Bishop Paul Hinder, who serves as...
  • Prince of Wales to Attend Newman Canonisation

    09/18/2019 6:25:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 9/13/19 | Christopher Lamb
    The Prince of Wales is the highest-ranking royal who could have attended the occasion The Prince of Wales will travel to Rome to attend the ceremony where John Henry Newman is to be declared a saint. Clarence House confirmed today that Prince Charles is going to be present in St Peter’s Square on 13 October 2019 when Pope Francis canonises Cardinal Newman, making him the first English non-martyr saint since the reformation. As the Queen no longer travels abroad, the Prince of Wales is the highest-ranking royal who could have attended the occasion. Following the canonisation ceremony, the prince will...
  • Gay ‘Married’ Ex-Priest Serves on Canon Law Tribunal for Delaware Diocese

    09/16/2019 6:43:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 16, 2019 | Stephen Wynee
    Gay ‘Married’ Ex-Priest Serves on Canon Law Tribunal for Delaware Diocese Jack Anderson a 'defender of the marital bond' in Wilmington WILMINGTON, Del. ( - A gay ex-cleric who "wed" a fellow former priest is serving on a diocesan marriage tribunal in Delaware. In a bombshell report published Sunday, investigative journalist George Neumayr revealed that one-time priest Jack Anderson is serving as a defender of the marital bond for the diocese of Wilmington. Neumayr uncovered the scandal while investigating Anderson's relationship to pro-gay Pennsylvania Bp. Joseph Bambera, who after seminary served with Anderson on the Scranton diocesan marriage tribunal. Ex-priest Jack Anderson's profile naming...