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  • Maher rips Barrett, Trump's expected Supreme Court pick: 'She's a f---ing nut'

    09/25/2020 11:32:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    "Real Time" host Bill Maher tore into President Trump's likely Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Friday night -- and warned about the consequences that may follow her confirmation. During his opening monologue, Maher told his audience about the widely expected SCOTUS pick, though had a tough time pronouncing her name correctly. "We'll be saying this name a lot I'm sure because she's a f---ing nut," Maher said. "Religion -- I was right about that one too. I'm sorry, but Amy [Coney] Barrett, Catholic -- really Catholic. I mean really, really Catholic -- like speaking in tongues. Like...
  • Bill Maher Slams Democrats for Not Sufficiently Attacking Amy Coney Barrett’s Faith: ‘Being Nuts Is Relevant’

    10/18/2020 8:50:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/18/2020 | Alex Parker
    Bill Maher Bill Maher has definite thoughts on religion, and few if any are positive.The same seems to go for his thoughts on Republicans, which makes it no surprise the comedian/political commentator is speaking out against Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and her religious roots. During Friday’s episode of HBO’s Real Time, Maher slammed Senate Democrats for not going harder on ACB over her Christianity while calling the wife and mother of seven “nuts.”He dug in during a “New Rule” segment: “New rule: Democrats have to stop talking about packing the Supreme Court, because it’s already packed — with...
  • Bill Maher is slammed for saying that Democrats SHOULD make an issue of Amy Coney Barrett's Catholicism 'because being nuts is relevant'

    10/17/2020 8:56:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17 2020 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Commentator Bill Maher has drawn backlash after calling Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett 'nuts' and arguing that Senate Democrats should make an issue of her Catholic faith. 'Chuck Schumer said Democrats won't make Barrett's religion an issue, but they should because being nuts is relevant,' Maher said in a monologue on HBO's Real Time on Friday. After hearings this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee set October 22 for its vote to recommend Barrett´s nomination to the full Senate, with a final confirmation vote expected by month´s end.
  • Vatican Mints Mother Earth Coin

    10/13/2020 6:45:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 13, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican Mints Mother Earth Coin Image of St. Peter welcoming migrants engraved on second coin VATICAN CITY ( - The Vatican City State Mint has issued a 10-euro silver coin depicting "Mother Earth" — an image designed for World Earth Day by Bergamo-born sculptor and engraver Luigi Oldani. Ten euro coin depicting "Mother Earth" While the Numismatic Chronicle interpreted the icon as Madre Terra (Mother Earth), the Vatican portrayed it as "a mother carrying the Earth, to which we owe care and love as if she were a daughter." The coin, issued Monday, symbolizes the earth's fertility "with long ears of corn"...
  • Hillary Clinton Claims ‘Black Lives Matters’ Is A ‘Theological Statement’

    10/09/2020 10:58:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | October 9, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    Failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton insisted Black Lives Matter is a “theological statement” while speaking on her newly-launched podcast, You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton. The bizarre remarks came on Clinton’s inaugural episode “Faith” – a 50-minute show featuring guests such establishment journalist Krista Tippett, Daily Show Correspondent Aasif Mandvi, and Reverend William Barber II. While speaking positively about the Black Lives Matter, the former Secretary of State commented that the activist movement, which in lockstep with AntiFa has been responsible for nationwide rioting and violence, was a “theological” movement: “When you think about the very deliberate, concerted effort...
  • China & the Vatican -- Cardinal Zen: "Parolin knows he is lying. He knows that I know he is a liar. He knows that I will tell everyone that he is a liar."

    10/09/2020 3:47:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 9, 2020 | Cardinal Joseph Zen
    China & the Vatican -- Cardinal Zen: "Parolin knows he is lying. He knows that I know he is a liar. He knows that I will tell everyone that he is a liar." For Love of Truth I Will Not Remain Silent Cardinal Joseph ZenBishop Emeritus of Hong Kong I read the speech given by Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness, in Milan on October 3. [Rorate: in that speech, Cardinal Parolin defended the Vatican's attitude and deal, and the confirmation of the deal, with Communist China.] It was sickening! He is in no way stupid or ignorant, he...
  • Cardinal Cupich on "Fratelli tutti": ‘Children of the same earth'

    10/08/2020 9:29:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Vatican News ^ | October 8, 2020 | Cardinal Blase Cupich
    Cardinal Cupich on "Fratelli tutti": ‘Children of the same earth' The Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago reflects on Pope Francis's new Encyclical, saying the Pope asks us to "rethink how we live together on this cosmic speck of dust we call earth". By Cardinal Blase CupichThe Lakota phrase mitakuye oyasin is often used at the end of a speech by an elder. It simply means, “we are all related, we are all relatives.” It expresses an understanding of human existence as belonging to a people who share a common heritage and destiny. And, in stark contrast to radical individualism, it reminds tribal...
  • Jewish groups and Catholic Church sue Cuomo over COVID-19 shutdowns

    10/08/2020 7:53:14 PM PDT · by Marinario · 11 replies
    NY dailynews ^ | Oct.8.2020 | N. Goldberg
    Several Orthodox Jewish groups and the Brooklyn Roman Catholic Diocese filed separate lawsuits against Gov. Cuomo on Thursday for shutting down businesses in COVID-19 hotspots in the city, and limiting entrances to houses of worship. The suits were filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, one by the Catholic Church and the other by Agudath Israel of America, Agudath Israel of Kew Garden Hills and other Jewish groups, including a few rabbis.
  • Faithful Catholics as well as dissidents react to Pope Francis’ new ‘brotherhood’ encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’

    10/08/2020 11:06:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 7, 2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Faithful Catholics as well as dissidents react to Pope Francis’ new ‘brotherhood’ encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ Reactions to Fratelli tutti are mixed, with enthusiasm from the Freemasons and opponents of the death penalty, sharp remarks from the pontiff’s usual critics, and more cautious assessments from others. ROME, Italy, October 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― As Catholics slowly come to grips with Pope Francis’ latest book-length encyclical, pundits have begun to publish their opinions. Reactions to Fratelli tutti are mixed, with enthusiasm from the Freemasons and opponents of the death penalty, sharp remarks from the pontiff’s usual critics, and more cautious assessments from...
  • Pope’s new encyclical praises imam who supports wife-beating and death penalty for apostates

    10/07/2020 9:22:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 7, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    Pope’s new encyclical praises imam who supports wife-beating and death penalty for apostates his is what interfaith dialogue leads to, at least for the Christian side: total capitulation, the relativization of the faith, and the holding of contradictory ideas. The fruit of the dialogue between Muslims and Catholics has not been the protection of Christians in Muslim countries, but a silence from the Catholic Church on this persecution. Bishops in the U.S. and Europe have now have been teaching for years that any discussion of such matters is “Islamophobic,” and will harm this wonderful dialogue that has actually no accomplishments...
  • Anti-Francis Seminarians Need Not Apply

    10/07/2020 9:15:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 7, 2020 | William Mahoney
    Anti-Francis Seminarians Need Not Apply CA bishop's rebuff typifies 'seamless garment' heterodoxy A California prelate is suggesting that archdiocesan seminarians displeased with Pope Francis should become Protestants. LOS ANGELES ( - A California prelate is suggesting that archdiocesan seminarians displeased with Pope Francis should become Protestants. St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, California "I'm incensed and I need to give voice to why I am angry," said Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Edward Clark recently in a social media post. "I recently learned that there are seminarians at our archdiocesan seminary who are vocally anti-Pope Francis." Clark was referring to St. John's...
  • After Pompeo Criticism, Vatican Asserts Right to Go Its Own Way on China

    10/07/2020 7:10:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/20 | Philip Pullella
    ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican’s number two said on Thursday after talks with Mike Pompeo that the two sides’ positions on China remained far apart and firmly asserted the Holy See’s right to pursue an accord with Beijing denounced by the U.S. Secretary of State. Pompeo met Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Foreign Minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher on Thursday on a visit to Rome marked by Vatican irritation over Pompeo’s public criticism of a Holy See accord with Beijing on the appointment of bishops. Vatican officials have said they were “surprised” by Pompeo’s comments, made last month, and...
  • Catholics in Ireland ‘Disappointed’ Over New Suspension of Public Worship

    10/06/2020 6:08:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/6/20 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Catholics in the Republic of Ireland are experiencing “obvious disappointment” after the government announced public worship won’t be allowed beginning Wednesday. The country has been seeing a surge of positive tests for COVID-19, with 517 recorded on Oct. 5. Professor Philip Nolan of the National Public Health Emergency Team said this weekend the disease has been growing at a rate of 4 percent per day since June, and the country’s 14-day incidence rate is now 35 cases per 100,000 people. On Monday, it was announced that Ireland would enter “level 3” of COVID-19 prevention for three...
  • If Some Catholics Are Anti-Trump, Why Then Will They Vote For Biden (And Not Third Party) If Biden Enables Pro-Choice Dems?

    10/06/2020 6:38:14 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 66 replies
    10/6/2020 | Its All Over Except...
    Biden enabled about the most virulently pro-choice Democrat by selecting her to be his running mate, thereby being a partaker in her works of darkness, no worse and no better than being pro-choice himself. And where are his legislative works to try and end or curtail abortion? Where is his support for pro-life Republicans, his calling for Dems to enact a pro-life party platform, his saying he will nominate pro-life judges etc? So if these Catholics say they are truly Catholic then why enable Biden and thereby seem to commit mortal sin? I'm surprised they aren't voting third party so...
  • Pope: Market capitalism has failed in pandemic, needs reform

    10/04/2020 4:07:52 PM PDT · by G Larry · 87 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4 Oct. 2020 | Associated Press
    ROME — Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs. Francis on Sunday laid out his vision for a post-COVID world by uniting the core elements of his social teachings into a new encyclical aimed at inspiring a revived sense of the human family. “Fratelli Tutti” (Brothers All) was released on the feast day of his namesake, the peace-loving St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal (October 6, 2020 release )

    10/04/2020 12:03:57 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 281 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | October 6, 2020 | Richard Gallagher M.D
    The world’s leading psychiatric authority on demonic possession delves into the hidden world of exorcisms and his own transformation from cynic to believer over the course of his twenty-five-year career. Successful New York psychiatrist Richard Gallagher was skeptical yet intrigued when a hard-nosed, no-nonsense Catholic priest asked him to examine a woman for a possible exorcism. Meeting her, Gallagher was astonished. The woman’s behavior defied logic. In an instant, she could pinpoint a person’s secret weaknesses. She knew how individuals she’d never known had died, including Gallagher’s own mother, who passed away after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She...
  • New Encyclical Doesn't Promote One World Government: Cardinal

    09/29/2020 6:11:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Cath News ^ | 9/29/20
    “It’s absolutely not about naively, or disingenuously, marching towards that idea,” said Spanish Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. “This isn’t about promoting some movements in the world that think in globalist terms about a ‘universal fraternity,’” Cardinal Ayuso said. “It’s nothing more than creating a space in which one’s identity can be affirmed by others, where understanding of the other can be developed and promoted, and where there’s sincerity of intention.” Cardinal Ayuso, 68, was a key figure in the pope’s February 2019 visit to Abu Dhabi, where he signed a “Document...
  • Is Nancy Pelosi Excommunicated by her abortion stance? Bishop says yes for politicians

    09/27/2020 3:55:20 PM PDT · by topher · 36 replies
    Bishop says politicians and others who promote abortion are excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Article: Bishop: Pro-abortion Andrew Cuomo excommunicated himself, should not receive Communion According to this article, Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas claims that by rejecting Catholic teaching, one excommunicates themselves from the Catholic faith. That would mean Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, and Joe Biden are excommunicated. In the past, Bishops have declared that supporting abortion excommunicates politicians. Probably the most famous example is the letter by the late Archbishop of Atlanta John Francis Donoghue. Here is a link to that famous letter/declaration. There were three bishops who...
  • Pompeo Warns Pope on China Concordat

    09/21/2020 4:48:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 21, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pompeo Warns Pope on China Concordat Sino-Vatican deal compared to treaty with Third Reich WASHINGTON ( - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Pope Francis that the Vatican risks endangering its moral authority if it renews its controversial secret deal with China. Persecuted Chinese Catholics feel betrayed by Pope Francis "No regime suppresses faith on a larger scale than the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)," Pompeo announced Sunday, after urging the Vatican to "stand with fellow Catholics and the people of Hong Kong" in a tweet Saturday. The Twitter outburst from Pompeo's government account follows his strongly-worded column published Friday...
  • Catholic Community Divided, Angry in Wake of La Crosse Priest's Video Denouncing Democrats

    09/21/2020 6:01:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Blue Mountain Eagle ^ | 9/20/10 | Olivia Herken
    Members of the Catholic community are speaking out about the divide and pain they’re feeling after a video of a La Crosse priest denouncing Democrats in the church went viral. The video, produced and published by a far-right media outlet, features Father James Altman of the St. James the Less church in La Crosse, condemning Democratic Party-supporting Catholics as imposters who are going to hell, and repeated common right-wing conspiracy theories about things like climate change and Planned Parenthood. Responses to the video have ranged from strongly supportive to condemnation, and have reached nationwide, and even globally, within the Catholic...