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  • Analysis: Pope's Hong Kong omission complicates all the narratives

    07/06/2020 2:08:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 6, 2020 | Christopher Altieri
    Analysis: Pope's Hong Kong omission complicates all the narratives On Sunday morning, journalists covering the Vatican beat got word from official Vatican communications channels, strongly suggesting Pope Francis would be using his remarks to the faithful at the Angelus to address the ongoing crisis in Hong Kong.When he’d prayed the traditional noonday prayer of Marian devotion, however, mention of the troubled island city was conspicuous by its absence, and journalists were scrambling for an explanation. The omission is serious: either Pope Francis decided for some reason—on his own and at the very last minute—to skip the appeal, or someone convinced...
  • Archdiocese hires outspoken pro-LGBT BLM advisor on racism

    07/03/2020 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    An archbishop has hired a “diversity and inclusion” consultant who is unabashedly pro-LGBT; supports the Marxist, pro-abortion, anti-family Black Lives Matter movement; and sees Republicans as evil to help him “grapple with racial tension” in a city that has long been plagued with racial unrest and violence. Baltimore archbishop William E. Lori announced in a June 5 letter that he has hired Howard Ross, founder and president of the Udarta consulting firm in Washington, D.C., to help him “implement the recommendations outlined in his second pastoral reflection on racism, ‘The Journey to Racial Justice: Repentance, Healing and Action.’” According to...
  • '32,000 Christians Butchered to Death'-In one nation alone. [May, 20]

    06/30/2020 7:41:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 30, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of May 2020: The Slaughter of Christians Nigeria: From January 2020 to mid-May 2020, Muslim terrorists massacred at least 620 Christians (470 by Fulani herdsmen and 150 by Boko Haram). According to a May 14 report: Militant Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram … have intensified their anti-Christian violence … with hacking to death in the past four months and half of 2020 of no fewer than 620 defenseless Christians, and wanton burning or destruction of their centers of worship and learning. The atrocities against Christians have...
  • Nigeria Facing ‘Systematic, Planned, Calculated’ Genocide of Christians

    07/02/2020 6:32:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/29/20 | Charles Collins
    President Donald Trump should appoint a special envoy for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region to “focus like a laser beam” on the attacks by Boko Haram and other Islamic militants, according to one of the main architects of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Former Congressman Frank Wolf said such a move was necessary to stop a genocide of Christians in the region. Wolf was speaking to journalists during a press call on the situation in Nigeria sponsored by In Defense of Christians, a Washington D.C. human rights group. Nigeria has had over 50,000 people killed since 2009...
  • [Barf Alert] Priest in NY church: ‘Christ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’

    07/02/2020 10:20:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Joseph Sciambra
    [Barf Alert] Priest in NY church: ‘Christ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’ Fr. Rick Walsh July 2, 2020 (Sons of St. Joseph) — On June 28, 2020, Paulist priest Rick Walsh offered “a reflection” entitled “We All Belong to Each Other” at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City; the parish is the motherhouse of the Paulist order. On June 25, 2020, Walsh also was the “celebrant” for the parish’s Pride Mass sponsored by the Paulist’s LGBT ministry “Out at St. Paul. (OSP)” During his “reflection” Walsh said: Are they not aware…Christ is a woman… …Christ is Black In Christ, I...
  • [Barf Alert] Amazon Conference to Aid ‘Mother Earth’

    07/02/2020 10:01:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 1, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    [Barf Alert] Amazon Conference to Aid ‘Mother Earth’ Marxist cardinal heads new ecclesial body VATICAN CITY ( - Amazonian bishops have created a transnational ecclesial conference in the first, significant phase of implementing the proposals of the 2019 Amazon Synod and Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia ("Beloved Amazon"). The Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (ECA) will promote synodality, foster integral ecology, affirm Amazonian identity and respond to "the cries of the poor and of Mother Earth," announced a June 29 statement signed by CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Council) president Abp. Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte and REPAM (Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network) president Cdl. Cláudio Hummes.   Pope Francis with indigenous peoples at the Amazon Synod...
  • Diocese of Lansing Scraps CCHD [Catholic Campaign for Human Development], Opposes BLM [Black Lives Matter]

    06/30/2020 6:39:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/26/20 | Jay McNally
    LANSING, Mich. ( - The diocese of Lansing is distancing itself from the organization Black Lives Matter (BLM), which has been waging public war against the diocese for three years, as well from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which has generously funded left-wing groups in Lansing for at least the last decade. "The diocese cannot give its corporate endorsement to the organization Black Lives Matter," the diocese said in a June 23 e-mail in response to queries from Church Militant about the group. "As set out in its 'What We Believe' statement," the diocese continued, "many of its...
  • Catholic university threatens to revoke scholarship of student who criticized its pro-LGBTQ tweet

    06/30/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 06/30/2020 | MATT LAMB
    A Catholic institution should uphold Catholic beliefs’A student at Villanova University is accusing her academic advisor of trying to intimidate her over tweets critical of the university’s promotion of Pride Month. Melanie Didioti, a graduate student at the Catholic university outside of Philadelphia, recently tweeted criticism of the school’s athletic department for its Pride Month tweet on June 22. The tweet said: “Love is Love. Happy #PrideMonth – We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.”
  • Vatican: ‘Shun Stereotypes of Islam’

    06/29/2020 7:31:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/26/20 | Jules Gomes
    New 'inclusive' catechesis directory favors 'dialogue' to 'evangelism'VATICAN CITY ( - The Vatican's new Directory for Catechesis is emphasizing "ecumenism and interreligious dialogue with Judaism and Islam" as "a special area for catechesis." The updated directory, published Thursday by the Vatican, urges Catholics "to avoid superficial generalizations in order to foster dialogue with Islam." Instead of evangelizing Jews, it calls for "a dialogue that combats anti-Semitism and promotes peace and justice with Judaism." Evangelization Redefined"In our contemporary context of religious pluralism," "witnessing" through "friendly and cordial dialogue" is privileged over an explicit proclamation of the gospel. At a Vatican press...
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Vandalize Black Madonna Icon Shrine in Honor of Liberation from Nazis [Netherlands]

    06/29/2020 7:12:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/26/20
    The Polish community in the Dutch town of Breda is in shock after Black Lives Matter activists vandalized a beloved shrine to the famous Our Lady of Częstochowa Icon, defacing the icon itself and spray painting “BLM” underneath it. Ironically, the self-styled racial justice activists targeted a beloved icon that is popularly and affectionately known as the “Black Madonna,” in a shrine erected in 1954 specifically in honor of the city’s 1944 liberation from German nazis at the hands of the Polish 1st Armored Division under General Stanisław Maczek, who was awarded honorary Dutch citizenship after the war. Mayor...
  • US Catholic Charity CEO: Catholic Church is Racist Because Jesus Was ‘White’

    06/28/2020 9:41:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/26/20 | Jeanne Smits
    McCann went on to praise the pro-abortion and pro-LGBT Black Lives Matter group as a ‘Christ-like’ movementJune 26, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Rob McCann, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, recently declared that the Catholic Church is “racist” because Jesus was ‘white.’ “Our Catholic faith tradition was built on the premise that a baby born in a Manger in the Middle East was a white baby. So how can we be surprised to know that we are a church that must still fight against racism even now,” McCann said in his June 19 YouTube “Message to Staff and Clients.”McCann...
  • Yesterday, while praying for peace and unity in our city and the protection of the Saint Louis statue, Black Lives Matter protesters started..

    06/29/2020 6:34:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | Conor Martin
    Yesterday, while praying for peace and unity in our city and the protection of the Saint Louis statue, Black Lives Matter protesters started to harass, berate, and assault the Catholics that were peacefully praying. We did nothing in retaliation (Thread with documentation) 1/8 We allowed them to spit on us, call us names, put their fingers in our faces, push us, and antagonize, but we did not retaliate. We continued to peacefully pray. At that moment someone in the crowd poured an unidentified liquid on the older man, pictured below protecting his head, and was then attacked by a violent...
  • Catholic Bioethicist Warns Against Gene-editing Experiments

    06/28/2020 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register (EWTN Mews) ^ | June 28, 2020 | Kate Scanlon
    Joseph Meaney, PH.D., speaking Friday in an interview on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, said that the experiment gone wrong was predictable, because “science, as it emerges into new areas, makes a lot of mistakes.” WASHINGTON — In the wake of a gene-editing experiment gone wrong, the president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center said that the Church must stand firm against the unborn being “sacrificed on the altar of scientific research.” Medium’s science publication OneZero reported last week that scientists in the United Kingdom recently conducted an experiment where they deleted a gene from human embryos using the CRISPR technique. They...
  • [Barf Alert] Assisi summit to focus on pope’s challenge to ‘pathological’ economy

    06/27/2020 7:01:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | June 27, 2020 | Inés San Martín
    [Barf Alert] Assisi summit to focus on pope’s challenge to ‘pathological’ economy ROSARIO, Argentina – An Argentine priest and activist says a major summit set for November in the iconic Italian city of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, will showcase the vision of the pope who took Francis’s name for a sweeping, person-centered reform of the “pathological” state of the global economy.“Pope Francis from Evangelii Gaudium to Laudato Si has extended an invitation to implement a new economic model that puts the human person at the center and that reduces unjust inequalities,” said Father Claudio Caruso, who leads Cronica...
  • Buttigieg joins Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

    06/27/2020 6:51:25 PM PDT · by John W · 41 replies
    Inside Indiana Business via WISH TV ^ | June 26, 2020 | Mary Willkom
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Former South Bend mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been named a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Buttigieg joins a group of more than 30 faculty and student fellows who will be conducting research on the nature of trust, the institute’s 2020-2021 research theme. The university says Buttigieg will work on two research projects: one that explores how to restore trust in political institutions and another that considers the forces shaping the 2020s. As an NDIAS faculty fellow, Notre Dame says Buttigieg...
  • Tell-All Book Predicts Next Pope

    06/26/2020 11:46:34 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 31 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 25, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    A revealing book by a veteran Vatican journalist is kickstarting prognostications about Pope Francis' successor by shortlisting the most eligible cardinals likely to fill the shoes of the fisherman. The first of its kind, Edward Pentin's meticulously researched handbook to the next conclave provides a panoramic and penetrating study into the theological, doctrinal, liturgical, moral and social beliefs of 19 front-runners for the papacy. The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates, published by Sophia Institute Press, names Tridentine Mass traditionalists like American cardinal Raymond Burke alongside Austrian cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who promotes "blasphemy" through heavy metal Masses and homosexual activism....
  • Trump Again On Viganò: "Great Gentleman," "Right In What He Says"

    06/23/2020 12:47:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 23, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Trump Again On Viganò: "Great Gentleman," "Right In What He Says" Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a longtime user of, is a “great gentleman” and “highly respected,” President Donald Trump told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on June 22. Trump called Viganò’s letter to him accurate, beautiful, “three pages long” and a “tremendous letter of support from the Catholic Church.” Viganò "is right in what he says," Trump insisted. Presidential election in the USA always depend on the Catholic swing vote.
  • Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr

    06/21/2020 7:09:58 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    CNA ^ | Jun 19, 2020 / 12:40 pm MT (CNA | Hannah Brockhaus
    Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 19, 2020 / 12:40 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis declared Friday that Sister Maria Laura Mainetti, an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice, was a martyr for the Catholic faith. The 60-year-old Sister of the Cross was in 2000 stabbed to death by three teenage girls in a park in Chiavenna, Italy. Mainetti's killers were convicted and imprisoned. The girls knew the religious sister because she had taught them catechism. They lured her to the park by...
  • First One Archbishop, Now Another: The Council is the Problem

    06/21/2020 3:19:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Matt Gaspers
    First One Archbishop, Now Another: The Council is the Problem “Return, O ye revolting children, saith the Lord: for I am your husband: and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a kindred, and will bring you into Sion. And I will give you pastors according to My own Heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and doctrine.” – Jeremias 3:14-15On November 21, 1974, a certain French archbishop and founder of a priestly society penned what came to be known as his Declaration. He wrote it in response to scandalous comments made by two apostolic...
  • President Trump and the First Lady Visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine (photos)

    06/21/2020 10:07:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Flickr ^ | 6/2/2020 | The White House
    "President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a photo in front of the statue of Saint John Paul II before participating in a wreath laying ceremony Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C." "President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump talk with Max Nogier, Deputy Director of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, and Sister Donata Farbaniec, of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy."