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  • The persecution of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

    04/14/2014 7:11:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Judie Brown
    Teaching the truths about homosexuality, chastity, adultery, and how God wants us to live our lives is not always an easy thing to do. Nor is living that life. But God asks that we do our best nevertheless, for our ultimate goal is eternity with Him. We cannot plead ignorance. We cannot justify that we chose otherwise. God's word is the truth, and though some may try to silence those who tell the truth, it doesn't change the facts. April 11, 2014 (ALL.org) - Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun who has recently come under fire for a presentation...
  • Msgr. Guido Marini reconfirmed as Papal MC

    04/12/2014 8:14:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://wdtprs.com/blog ^ | April 12, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today I saw on the front page of the Holy See’s daily that the Holy Father reconfirmed Msgr. Guido Marini as Master of Ceremonies for another term. Good sign. Pope Francis is keeping certain of Pope Benedict’s people pretty close.
  • The Muslims Will Invade The Vatican, And Try to Destroy The Roman Catholic Church

    04/12/2014 9:30:55 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 126 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    The Muslims Will Invade The Vatican, And Try to Destroy The Roman Catholic Church By Ted on April 12, 2014 inFeatured, General SHOEBAT EXCLUSIVE By Theodore Shoebat I remember a few years ago spending time with an Evangelical friend of mine. Within our conversation, somehow, the subject of the Crusades came up. Of course, I defended the Crusades, explaining that they were fighting off Islamic invaders in the Middle East. He, on the other hand, vehemently condemned the Crusaders as evil and barbarous people. I asked him, “Who would you rather win, the Muslims or the Crusaders?” He said,...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion an ‘abominable crime’ in strongest remarks to date

    04/11/2014 1:08:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    VATICAN CITY, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human life is “sacred and inviolable” and “every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and most fundamental right, the right to life,” Pope Francis told an Italian pro-life organization today. The pope thanked the Movimento per la Vita, one of Italy’s leading political pro-life groups, for their work, urging them to continue “with courage and love” for life “in all its phases.” “It is therefore necessary to reiterate the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless, and her unborn child in the womb...
  • California Bishop Removes ‘Openly Homosexual’ Priest from Berkeley Campus Parish

    04/09/2014 6:13:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/7/14 | Colin Kerr
    BERKELEY, CA, April 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Oakland Bishop Michael Barber, Pope Francis’ first U.S. episcopal appointment, has drawn ire from Catholic progressives after replacing the priests serving the University of California at Berkeley campus, one of whom is “openly homosexual.” Newman Hall Holy Spirit Church, which functions as the parish church for Catholic students at the university, has been led by its pastor, Fr. Bernard Campbell, for the past seven years. Fr. Bill Edens, a self-identified homosexual, has served as student chaplain for the last five. Both are members of the Paulist order, which normally appoints priests at the...
  • "Have you not read?" The Authority behind Biblical Interpretation

    03/28/2008 3:55:36 PM PDT · by annalex · 53 replies · 1,001+ views
    Coming Home Network ^ | Robert Sungenis
    "Have you not read?" The Authority behind Biblical InterpretationBy Robert SungenisDriving in my car the other day, I turned on the radio and came across one of the local Protestant stations. A preacher was expounding on John 3:5 where Jesus says, "Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."In his exegesis, he was absolutely sure that John did not mean physical water. Instead, he proposed that John’s water referred to the "word of God." He cited Ephesians 5:26 and claimed that because Paul referred to "washing her with water by the...
  • Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew denies willing involvement in geocentrism documentary

    04/09/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 146 replies
    National Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    As Star Trek: Voyager Captain Kathryn Janeway, Kate Mulgrew knew her way around a solar system or two. So there was a certain irony to the actress’ voiceover work in the upcoming documentary The Principle, which focuses on the notion of geocentrism: the idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. But Mulgrew has dispelled the notion that she buys into the documentary’s central premise, writing in a post on her Facebook page that she is “not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism.” “I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at...
  • Lesbian couple says baby’s baptism a sign Catholic views changing,want gay ‘marriage’ blessings

    04/08/2014 12:10:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 04/08/2014 | GUALBERTO GARCIA JONES, J.D.
    Fears that a public Catholic baptism ceremony for a Argentinean lesbian couple’s child would amount to little more than a media stunt to promote the Church's acceptance of homosexuality appear to have been borne out Saturday at the Archdiocese of Cordoba’s cathedral. After the celebration of the sacrament, the couple, Karina Villarroel and Soledad Ortiz, kissed while posing for photos with the child, Umma Azul, at the front of the Church. Villarroel, the non-biological “mother,” told local press the Catholic Church’s decision to grant the baptism was important “because it signifies that there is a real social change and acceptance"...
  • Hillary Clinton Applauds (Russian) Hooligans Who Desecrated Cathedral

    04/08/2014 3:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | April 7, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “Strong and brave young women.”That’s what former U.S. Secretary of State and potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the members of Pussy Riot, a Russian anarchist punk band whose members have been convicted in Russian courts of “hooliganism” and inciting religious hatred.Clinton posed with two members of the band while in New York for the Women in the World Summit. On Friday, she posted the photo on Twitter, saying,Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina served nearly two years in prison after their unauthorized performance February 21, 2012, in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The two were stopped by...
  • Welcome to The Reign of “Gay” #UninstallFirefox

    04/08/2014 2:34:08 PM PDT · by Diago · 17 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 08, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    Welcome to The Reign of “Gay” April 08, 2014 Make no mistake, it has nothing to do with fun and games, and everything to do with the forced rationalization of grave depravity Carl E. Olson In the summer of 1992, I took my first real job, working as a graphic designer for the venerable Meier & Frank department store chain in downtown Portland, Oregon. Those three years proved to be quite educational for a fairly naïve young man fresh out of Bible college and figuring out the ways of the world in the very beautiful, exceedingly secular Northwest. Within...
  • Legislative wrap: Minimum wage, education funds successes in election-year General Assembly

    04/08/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/8/14 | Maria Wiering
    The Maryland Catholic Conference counts the boost in minimum wage and full funding of two programs benefiting nonpublic schools among its successes as the General Assembly adjourned April 7. Legislators passed a bill April 7 raising the state’s minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 incrementally by 2018. The final bill does not require, as earlier drafts did, that the wage be indexed to inflation. It also extended by one year the original proposal’s timeline for the full wage increase to take effect. The MCC, which advocates for public policy on behalf of the state’s Catholic bishops, supported a general...
  • Here's A Factory Where Those Iconic Guy Fawkes Masks That So Many Protesters Wear Are Manufactured

    11/05/2013 1:30:15 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2013 | Michael Kelly
    "The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny — and I'm happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way," British graphic novel artist David Lloyd, the man who created the original image of the mask for a comic strip written by Alan Moore, told BBC. At the top of Reddit today is somewhat ironic image of this icon of rebellion being mass-produced in a factory in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro. Reuters notes that the masks are...
  • Ron Paul uses Guy Fawkes to fire up campaign and raise $4.3m in a day

    11/06/2007 4:44:35 PM PST · by Redcloak · 55 replies · 342+ views
    The Times ^ | November 7, 2007 | Tom Baldwin
    From The Times November 7, 2007 Ron Paul raises $4.3m in a day on the back of notorious terrorist Tom Baldwin in Washington Guy Fawkes, a 17th-century English mercenary and terrorist who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament, is an unlikely figurehead for a US Republican presidential candidate. But Ron Paul is neither a run-of-the-mill Republican nor a typical presidential aspirant. His supporters announced yesterday that they had smashed Republican fundraising records by hauling in a total of $4.3 million (Ł2 million) for his campaign from more than 37,000 donors over the previous 24 hours. And they...
  • Pope presses anti-AIDS chastity strategy in Africa

    04/07/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV. Francis was speaking Monday at the Vatican to bishops from Tanzania. Many non-Catholic health care workers advocate condoms as an important weapon to fight the spread of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The Vatican opposes condom use because church teaching forbids contraception. Francis praised church health care workers in Africa who care for those with HIV/AIDS and "all who strive diligently to educate people in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity." In 2010, Pope...
  • Catholic DePaul University Invites Partial Birth Abortion Judge: 14,000 Pro-Lifers Protest

    04/07/2014 7:25:41 PM PDT · by ConernedAmerican · 11 replies
    TFP ^ | 04-07-14 | Matthew Miller
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is more than vaguely "pro-choice."  He penned the majority opinion in the Stenberg v Carhart decision in 2000, striking down state laws banning partial-birth abortion.  In fact, the abortion procedure he supported is so barbaric that the United States Congress called for its outright prohibition in 2003: "A moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion.... (usually the puncturing of the back of the child’s skull and removing the baby’s brains) is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.” As...
  • A long history in America of portraying Catholic priests as predators

    03/14/2014 8:08:54 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 27 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 14, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article which may be found here, Dr. William Oddie notes that, "Pope Francis has now once again (though to judge by the so far sparse coverage, you’d think he’d never said or done anything before) expressed his abhorrence of clerical sex abuse. Previous popes—indeed most senior clergy—are normally too reticent, however, to do what he has now done as well, that is to say, he has defended the Catholic Church’s record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, by declaring what is now the simple truth: that “no one else has done more” than the Church...
  • Pope Francis: Put-Down Artist?

    04/06/2014 6:52:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 2014
    From the moment Jorge Mario Bergoglio stepped out onto the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica and asked the world to “pray for me,” a persistent theme has resounded in the mainstream media. Pope Francis, as the popular narrative would have it, has singlehandedly set a “new tone” for the Church after decades, if not centuries — or millennia! — of crankiness and stagnation. Consider these headlines:
  • Shepherds & Kings

    04/04/2014 4:41:44 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 4 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 4 April 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Shepherds & Kings: A Look at the Papacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnNo2LgnnyI(Music used available for purchase here: http://www.amazon.com/Cantiones-sacrae-II-Exsurge-Domine/dp/B00B9E18Y8) There is to be one Shepherd here. It was first King David (Ezekiel 34:23), then Jesus (John 10:11), and now is the Pope (John 21:17). This role is tied to the role of King. As David was King (2 Samuel 5:12) and Christ is King (Matthew 27:11), so the Pope is (as the Vicar of Christ) "father of princes and kings". Historically, the Pope has been the unifier of everyone: emperors, artists, the religious, and so on. Whenever emperors would abandon the Faith, they would...
  • Notre Dame Students will BOYCOTT OBAMA's appearance May 16-17: WHAT IF THEY ALL WALKED OUT?

    05/12/2009 2:28:05 PM PDT · by Moseley · 33 replies · 1,879+ views
    NDResponse.com ^ | May 11, 2009 | ND Response
    WHAT IF ALL THE STUDENTS at Notre Dame WALKED OUT, leaving Barack Obama speaking to an empty auditorium? Notre Dame is a CATHOLIC, Pro-Life university. Students will BOYCOTT Obama's commencement address this weekend, May 16-17. They have set up a website at: http://www.ndresponse.com/ and a stirring video at -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KUBdrrbF6o Demonstration Confirmed ND Response has received official permission to hold a prayerful and constructive demonstration on the South Quad of the University of Notre Dame between 11am and 4pm on the day of Commencement. The students of this coalition would like to extend an invitation to all those interested in...
  • Catholic high school suspends teacher following sexual abuse allegations

    04/04/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/4/14 | Archdiocese of Baltimore
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archbishop Curley High School have received an allegation involving Mrs. Lynette Trotta, 33. Ms. Trotta has been a science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School since January 2007. Ms. Trotta is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a current student during the current school year. A number of weeks ago, Annette Goodman, the school’s librarian, learned about the allegation. Maryland law and the policies of the Archdiocese and Archbishop Curley High School require that allegations of child abuse be reported to civil authorities and to the head of the school as soon...
  • Vietnam, Con Dau Catholics suffer more land seizures and demolitions

    04/04/2014 2:41:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 4/2/2014
    Several families driven from their homes, houses razed to the ground and land seized: Vietnamese authorities continue to subject Catholics to raids against in Cồn Dầu, Cẩm Lệ district, Da Nang province (south-central Vietnam), at the center of a land ownership controversy. For six years, Hanoi has tried in every possible way to justify its actions with claims that they are motivated by "ecological" needs, although in reality the real goal is the construction of a luxury tourist resort. The faithful try to resist and keep the historical community alive, even if their number is dwindling with the passage of...
  • Charlotte diocesan, school officials apologize for controversial presentation on homosexuality

    04/04/2014 2:37:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CWN ^ | 4/3/2014
    Two weeks after a Nashville Dominican nun spoke to students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools and delivered a presentation critical of homosexuality, diocesan and school officials offered apologies at a meeting attended by an estimated 900 parents. “Many said that” the first part of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel’s presentation at Charlotte Catholic High School “was excellent and fully in line with the Catholic faith,” said Father Roger Arnsparger, the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education, as quoted on the diocesan newspaper’s website. “There was unfortunately a misunderstanding about the content of the last part of the presentation,”...
  • Obama gives Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis

    04/01/2014 9:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2014 | Caroline May
    President Obama gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis during lunch Tuesday at the White House, according to an NBC News reporter. Carrie Dann @CarrieNBCNews Pelosi says she received a rosary blessed by Pope Francis from Obama at lunch today 12:24 PM - 1 Apr 2014 Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican for the first time last week. Pelosi, a Catholic, has been criticized for her support of abortion — a practice which she has called “sacred ground” — by other Catholics. Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that the California lawmaker...
  • Furor at Catholic high school after nun presents Church teaching on homosexuality

    04/02/2014 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    CHARLOTTE, NC, April 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A North Carolina Roman Catholic school is holding a meeting today to address the concerns of parents and students who say they are outraged about remarks a visiting nun made criticizing homosexuality, divorce, and sex outside of marriage during a recent speech. Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, who often speaks to high school and college-age students on matters of sexuality, gave an hour-long presentation to students at Charlotte Catholic High School on March 21 called “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift.” School officials told the Catholic News Herald she spent about half her...
  • Madonna 'ditches Kabbalah for Opus Dei'

    04/19/2011 10:22:26 PM PDT · by malkee · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | April 11 2011 | Tom Bryant
    FOR the past 15 years, she has been Kabbalah’s most high profile and dedicated follower. But now Madonna has apparently ditched the controversial faith and taken up with Opus Dei – the secretive Catholic sect made famous in The Da Vinci Code. The singer is said to be intrigued by the organisation and spent Friday with priests from the centre’s London HQ. The move follows her alleged falling out with some Kabbalah leaders after reports that cash raised for her Malawi charity was squandered. Last night a source claimed: “She has invested so much into Kabbalah so she was devastated...
  • Solemnity is the order of the day for John Paul II and John XXIII’s double canonization

    04/01/2014 5:26:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 31, 2014 | IACOPO SCARAMUZZI
    The Vatican Press Office has published the details regarding the preparations for the canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, to be celebrated on 27 April. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to be present Iacopo Scaramuzzivatican city A simple prayer vigil in various churches across Rome the night before the big day, hundreds of thousands of faithful and the possible - though as yet uncertain – presence of the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This is what the Vatican has in store for the double canonization ceremony that will make John XXIII and John Paul II saints...
  • Outrage Grows Over North Carolina High School Dispute

    04/01/2014 5:20:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | March 31, 2014
    Sister Jane Dominic Laurel The faithful across America are growing increasingly disturbed after a faction of students and parents of a Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina initiated an online petition condemning a popular speaker for enunciating the Church’s position on homosexuality, divorce and single parenting during a recent assembly.According to the Catholic News Herald, the incident occurred on March 21 when Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun based in Nashville, Tennessee addressed a student assembly at the school.Her talk, entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” is based on the teachings of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology...
  • Vatican says it wants to help Venezuela

    03/29/2014 11:40:56 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    3news.co.nz ^ | 03/29/2014 | Nicole Winfield
    The Vatican said Friday (local time) it was "willing and desirous" to intervene diplomatically in Venezuela's crisis after weeks of deadly unrest but says it must study expectations and options about what role it could play. On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accepted the idea of a good-faith facilitator after coming under mounting pressure to reconcile with opponents who have been protesting for nearly three months. He mentioned Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, until last year the Vatican's ambassador to Caracas. Critics of Maduro's socialist administration have pressed for Vatican involvement: Shortly before he was arrested, opposition leader...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: Words Of Institution, 03-29-14

    03/29/2014 9:07:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-29-14 | from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:WORDS OF INSTITUTION The words of Christ at the Last Supper, recorded by the sunoptic Gospels (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-21); and St. Paul (I Corinthians 11:23-29). Their essential features are: 1. Christ separately consecrated bread and wine; 2. over the bread he said "This is my body" and over the wine "This is the chalice of my blood"; 3. The elements of bread and wine were thus changed into the living Christ; 4. he empowered the Apostles and their succesors to perform the same consecrating action; 5. he bade his followers to partake of...
  • Is Pope Francis Good for the Democrats? Obama in the Vatican

    03/29/2014 8:44:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    truthdig ^ | 3/29/14 | Juan Cole
    Could enormous popularity of Pope Francis spill over into American politics? Pope Francis is worried about inequality, a Democratic Party issue, and his statements and actions on the subject are a stunning rebuke to “evangelical Catholics” such as Paul Ryan, who tend rather to celebrate economic inequality or to deny it or to blame the victims. On the other hand, Francis is worried about Obamacare forcing Catholic institutions to pay for birth control for their employees, against their will. The real reason Joe Biden is vice president is that the Democratic Party has a White Catholic problem. Irish-Americans, Polish-Americans and...
  • Catholic Univ. of America Professors Release ‘Catechism for Business’

    03/29/2014 8:25:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 3/26/14 | Kelly Conroy
    Two professors at The Catholic University of America (CUA) are releasing a new book which “draws together the rich teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to business,” according to a Facebook event planned for the book’s launch. Andrew Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics, and Joseph Capizzi, associate professor of moral theology, teamed up to edit, A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching.At the beginning of 2013, CUA announced the creation of a new School of Business and Economics based on Catholic social doctrine and the natural law with Abela...
  • What Exactly Happened in the February Consistory? Majority of Cardinals Against Kasper Doctrine

    03/29/2014 8:18:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/24/14
    The Kasper controversy (with the attempt by Cardinal Kasper, invited by the Pope as the keynote speaker, to undermine and destroy the Catholic dogma of the indissolubility of the matrimonial bond) dominated the consistory discussions of February. Some had given the impression that all were quite pleased with the views presented by Cardinal Kasper - Cardinal Müller (see notes at the end) had been quite clear about the issue since the second half of 2013, but the first member of the College of Cardinals to speak up clearly in public following the consistory was Cardinal Caffarra, followed by Cardinal Burke....
  • Pope Francis: confession is not condemnation, but mercy

    03/29/2014 5:37:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    cna ^ | March 28, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his General Audience on Dec. 4, 2013 Credit-Kyle Burkhart/CNA Vatican City, Mar 28, 2014 / 07:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a speech given to priests and seminarians attending a course on the Sacrament of Confession, Pope Francis spoke about the mercy of God, stating that it is the most important aspect of their ministry. “Confession is not a court of condemnation, but an experience of forgiveness and mercy!” the Pope expressed in his March 28 speech to those attending the annual Course on the Internal Forum. The Internal Forum part of...
  • Longtime peace activist removed from ministry after concelebrating Mass with woman priest

    03/29/2014 5:21:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | March 28, 2014 | Brian Roewe
    A longtime peace and human rights activist arrested countless times, Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada has been removed from public ministry for concelebrating Mass with a woman priest in 2011. The letter removing the 76-year-old's public priestly faculties -- a copy of which NCR obtained March 21 -- came from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which reviewed documentation related to the Nov. 22, 2011, liturgy Zawada concelebrated with Roman Catholic Womanpriest Janice Sevre-Duszynska. "Having carefully examined the acts of the case, and the vota of the former Minister General and the Rev. Zawada's Provincial Superior, this Dicastery...
  • Obama Says Pope Francis Is Not Concerned About the Religious Freedom of Catholics Under His Edicts

    03/28/2014 6:27:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | March 27, 2014 | TTC
    According to Barack, the Pope did not express any concern about the murder, mayhem or religious freedom under his regime. The Pope simply was looking to find common ground with him. It must have been an exhaustive search. The good news is, the Vatican was very proactive about reporting Obama was taken to the shed regarding his offenses against religious freedom. This is an excellent step in the right direction. That being said, Pope Francis once again said nothing. He distanced himself, giving the world the appearance everyone speaking about the murder and mayhem is an enemy of the mission...
  • Bless me, Father: Pope leads by example, goes to confession (with video)

    03/28/2014 6:23:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    cns ^ | March 28, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service. After an examination of conscience March 28, the pope and 61 priests moved into confessionals or to chairs set up against the walls to offer the sacrament to individual penitents. However, as Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies, was showing which confessional the pope would be using to hear confessions, the pope pointed to another confessional nearby, indicating that he himself was going to first confess. A priest steps out of his confessional...
  • Charlie Daniels: ‘Only People With Guts To Face Down Obama Is A Group Of Catholic Nuns’

    01/06/2014 8:43:03 PM PST · by hope · 67 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 1.6.2014
    Excerpted from BizPac Review: ost freedom-loving Americans celebrated the recently reported news that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted an order on Dec. 31 to temporarily halt the Obamacare mandate requiring the Little Sisters of the Poor to offer contraception. When Attorney General Eric Holder dug in to fight the Little Sisters, country rock icon and conservative tweeter Charlie Daniels offered his encouragement to the nuns.
  • Anger at Charlotte Catholic school after speaker criticizes homosexuality

    03/28/2014 5:13:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CWN ^ | 3-28-2014
    Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer. “We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe that same sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy,...
  • Editor of ISI College Guide Explains Why Gonzaga Was Dropped

    03/28/2014 6:05:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 3/26/14 | Matthew Archbold
    1887 Trust, an organization committed to promoting Gonzaga University’s Catholic identity, is pointing to the Jesuit University’s exclusion from the most recent edition of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s (ISI) “Choosing the Right College” to call the University to recommit to its Catholic identity. The editor of the guide, John Zmirak, in an interview with the Trust, pointed to the decrease in Catholic identity since the departure of Father Robert Spitzer as president of the Jesuit university. “Gonzaga had shown promise under the leadership of Father Spitzer,” he reportedly said. “The change of administration, and the termination of Father Spitzer’s policies,...
  • Who do you believe? Pope and President disagree about what was discussed in their meeting

    03/28/2014 4:33:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/28/14 | t lifson
    Hmm, whom are we going to believe? The occupant of the Throne of St. Peter or the current laureate in Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” award? Here is CNN’s reporting of the clashing accounts given by President Obama and Pope Francis of their conversation Thursday: The two men greeted each other with a smile and a handshake and posed for pictures before sitting down across a table from each other. They spoke privately for nearly an hour. When they emerged from the meeting, the President and the Vatican had slightly different takes on the tenor of their discussions, especially when...
  • 12-year-old's wish to go to Vatican, see Pope Francis to come true (Make A Wish Foundation)

    03/28/2014 5:21:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | March 25, 2014 | Jose Luis Aguirre
    Isabela Munoz of Oakley, Calif., left, talks with her sister, Jasmine, about an upcoming trip to Rome. Isabela donated her bone marrow to help Jasmine survive leukemia. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jasmine will realize a dream when she and her family travel to Rome in April to see the Vatican and attend Pope Francis' general audience. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Aguirre, The Catholic Voice)OAKLAND, Calif. - Jasmine Munoz could have met Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, gone to a beach or taken a cruise, but the 12-year-old leukemia survivor would rather see the Vatican and meet Pope Francis. Thanks to...
  • Obama: Pope Didn't Raise Obamacare 'In Detail' But I Told Vatican Sec. of State 'Most Religious

    03/27/2014 5:14:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Pope Francis did not raise Obamacare “in detail” when they met on Thursday, but that in a separate meeting with the Vatican’s secretary of state “we discussed briefly the issue of making sure that conscience and religious freedom was observed in the context of applying the law.” At a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama also acknowledged that he differs with the Vatican’s stance on some issues, but added that he “heartily” agrees with most of its positions. - See more at:
  • Pope Francis raises abortion, religious liberty in candid meeting with Obama

    03/27/2014 4:24:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 27, 2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    Rome Correspondent Hilary White contributed to this report. ROME, March 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In their first face-to-face meeting, Pope Francis reiterated the Catholic Church's concerns with President Barack Obama's policies on abortion, conscience rights, and freedom of religion. A source familiar with the talks told LifeSiteNews that the Vatican press release on the meeting was "remarkably forthright" in emphasizing the fact that the pope raised these issues with the president. According to the press release, the pope launched a discussion with the American president about the proper role of church and state, raising “questions of particular relevance for...
  • SHOULD (former President) CARTER BE JAILED?

    03/27/2014 4:48:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 27, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    On March 22, NPR flagged this comment by Jimmy Carter:“The fact that the Catholic Church, for instance, prohibits women from serving as priests or even deacons gives a kind of a permission to male people all over the world, that well, if God thinks that women are inferior, I’ll treat them as inferiors. If she is my wife, I can abuse her with impunity, or if I’m an employer, I can pay female employees less salary.”Carter said practically the same thing on Charlie Rose on March 24 (it was reaired last night), and on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on March 24.Bill...
  • Obama Uses Pope to Recapture Cool

    03/27/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: According to media reports, President Obama met with Pope Francis for 52 minutes in the Vatican. Obama didn't intend to show up there. He looked at the word quickly and thought it said "vacation." And when they were pulling up to St. Peter's, Obama said (impersonating Obama), "What -- what -- what -- what are we doing here?" "Sir, you said you wanted to come to the Vatican." "No, I said vacation." So once they were there, they were committed. Giant entourage shows up at the Vatican. So Obama went in there, and he met with Pope...
  • GOP: Pope’s no liberal

    03/27/2014 1:33:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/26/2014 | By RACHAEL BADE
    Republicans say the “liberal media” has two world powerhouses all wrong: Barack Obama — and the pope. Democrats believe Pope Francis is their guy, arguing he’s softened the Catholic Church stance on gay rights and abortion and taken GOP economic theories to task. When he meets with Obama in Rome on Thursday, they’re hoping it’ll seal the deal. But many big-name conservative Catholics say Francis is no liberal, only painted as one by a biased media that wants a liberal Holy See alliance — even though it doesn’t exist. “What I’ve learned to do is ignore what the newspapers write...
  • Obama meets with Pope at time of 'tense' relations with Church (no smile on O's face)

    03/27/2014 11:24:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama speak during a private audience at athe Vatican, March 27, 2014. Credit: ANSA/OSSERVATORE ROMANO. Vatican City, Mar 27, 2014 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. President Barack Obama’s March 27 meeting with Pope Francis comes at a time of tension between his administration and the Church over religious liberty, several Catholic leaders have said. “There has been a great deal of acrimony over issues related to religious freedom. This is something new and quite serious, since it affects the ability of the Church to carry out its mission,” V. Bradley Lewis, a philosophy...
  • Jimmuh Carter says Obama “too embarrassed” to advance black agenda (plus video)

    03/27/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/14 | Doug Book
    On Tuesday, Breitbart TV, former president Jimmy Carter stepped forward to remove all doubt as to whether he remains the implacable horse’s ass he has been since his days in the White House. In this brief video, Carter suggests Hillary, once elected president, might be “embarrassed” to pursue a strong campaign in favor of women’s rights issues given that she is also a female. Of course, she might also be criticized for bias, though certainly NOT by our national media. (1) And to make his point, Carter offered the example of Barack Obama who he apparently believes to have been...
  • Jimmy Carter says Pope Francis promised ‘women should have a greater role’

    03/27/2014 6:00:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/26/14 | Michelle Boorstein
    Former President Jimmy Carter isn’t exactly known for withholding his opinion, so it wasn’t surprising on Wednesday to hear him say he typed out and mailed a letter to Pope Francis challenging the pontiff on the status of women in the Catholic Church. “He promised me he thought women should have a greater role,” the 39th U.S. president told an audience during an appearance at The Washington Post. Carter was promoting his new book “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.”Answering questions from journalists David Ignatius and Sally Quinn, Carter talked about the intersection of religion and gender...
  • President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis...Pope KICKS HIM....

    03/27/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 20 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 27, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis in Vatican City and Pope KICKS HIM IN THE BALLS.Pope Francis claims that he was "answering the prayers of millions of Americans, and Billions around the world." President Obama was left speechless, White House mum.. Developing...