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  • [Catholic Caucus] Argentinian Nun Says Pope Advocates Contraception. Again.

    04/03/2018 6:58:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 3, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    A famous Argentinian nun has said that Pope Francis told her that several forms of contraception could be permissible to stop those women who want to avoid pregnancy from choosing abortion. It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a pope promoting contraceptive use — an intrinsic evil, condemned infallibly by the Church — would have seemed impossible. But in recent years, we have seen multiple indications that for Francis, the existing boundaries on moral teaching are far too rigid for his liking.In 2016, in the wake of a scare that the Zika virus was causing serious birth defects in the babies...
  • What’s Wrong With Hailing Mary Magdalene as a Biblical #MeToo Poster Child

    04/02/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2018 | Joshua Gill, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In a story distributed for Good Friday, the Associated Press claims Mary Magdalene was a biblical “Me Too” figure who was “long maligned” by the West.The story, filed from Israel with the headline “Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple,” asserts that Magdalene was not a reformed prostitute but rather a “strong, independent woman” who supported Jesus.The article also conflates the virtues of Magdalene’s figure with the “Me Too” movement. This latest iteration of U.S. feminism uses the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and other social media to publicize the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop promoted by Francis: ‘Remarried’ couples must have sex to be ‘family’

    03/28/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The newly-installed bishop of the Portuguese city of Porto, Manuel Linda, appeared to reject the Catholic doctrine that divorced and invalidly remarried Catholics should abstain from sexual intercourse. He stated in a recent interview, “I’m convinced that it isn’t really a family” if they do so.  “I know that there are some remarried couples, who were previously in a canonical marriage and who later reconstructed their lives and are in another marriage that is not canonical, who for motives of faith and of interior conviction and of conscience, in fact live in sexual abstinence. But we have to ask ourselves:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Priest: Pope Francis approved my blessing of homosexual couples

    03/28/2018 3:22:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    March 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A French priest has announced in a televised interview that Pope Francis approved of his blessing of homosexual couples. The news comes in the wake of silence from the Pope at the suggestion of one of his main advisor Cardinals that spiritual encouragement of homosexual couples should be undertaken and blessings for homosexual couples should not be ruled out. Father Daniel Duigou, priest of the Church Saint-Merry in Paris, France, is a late vocation and a former journalist who holds progressive views. According to a recent interview he gave to the international news service Konbini...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglianism: An effort to rewrite the Divine Law

    03/27/2018 7:57:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    aka Catholic ^ | March 27, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In his homily for Palm Sunday, His Humbleness once again succumbed to the temptation to use the occasion to insult faithful Catholics – i.e., those who oppose his program of destruction, both lay and ordained – under the guise of preaching on holy things.Either he has deluded himself into believing that we’re not smart enough to recognize his act, or being so enamored with himself that he simply doesn’t care.Ostensibly in reference to the crowds that welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem, Francis remarked:All this joy and praise is a source of unease, scandal and upset for those who consider themselves...
  • Theologian criticized in Benedict’s letter had ‘seismic’ influence on Amoris Laetitia

    03/27/2018 5:10:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 27, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The theologian criticized by Pope Emeritus Benedict in his recent controversy-causing letter to the head of Vatican communications is a major influence on Pope Francis’s theology of marriage.  German theologian Peter Hünermann, 89, was mentioned by name in Benedict’s letter, which was on the topic of an 11-volume series on Pope Francis’ theology which Benedict declined to read. The Pope Emeritus expressed surprise that Hünermann had been asked to write a volume. This section of the letter was originally omitted from the public by the Vatican.  Hünermann had led “anti-papal initiatives,” Benedict stated in his letter, and “virulently attacked the magisterial authority of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Enough debating!’ Vatican archbishop says it’s time to accept Amoris Laetitia

    03/23/2018 6:18:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    MEXICO, March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican archbishop Vincenzo Paglia expressed his frustration at the widespread controversy caused by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia during a recent stop on a Vatican campaign to secure acceptance of the document among the clergy.  “Enough of debating all of this!” shouted Paglia before an audience gathered in the seminary of the Mexican diocese of Queretaro. “Enough!” he repeated. People are living in an “existential tragedy” in second marriages, and “it’s time to put an end to this discussion” and to “begin to receive people” in such situations into the Church, Paglia said....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s relief agency sits on governing body of contraception-promoting org

    03/20/2018 11:37:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Lepanto Institute via LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Michael Hichborn
    March 19, 2018 (Lepanto Institute) – Caritas Internationalis, which is the Vatican-run confederation of Catholic international aid and development agencies, is on the board of directors of The Sphere Project, whose central purpose is to promote a standard handbook for aid and development work. The handbook strongly advocates for the use of contraception, including so-called "emergency" contraceptives for victims of rape. The Sphere Project says that it is: a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim – to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe"

    03/20/2018 8:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe" The so called "new paradigm” drawn from Amoris Laetitia, suggests that some Catholics are not required to submit to the divine and natural laws, Christian Brugger, a father of five children who taught moral theology and served as a theological consultant to the US bishops, writes on (March 19). Brugger appeals to the bishops to resist this “new paradigm” whose logic "will surely be applied to contraceptive acts, homosexual behavior, and to other traditionally rejected behaviors”. He believes that only such an intervention can avert what otherwise will be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?" A Conference.

    03/20/2018 6:54:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    It is confirmed. Next April 7, the Saturday of Easter Week, a very special conference will be held in Rome. The intention of which will be to show the Catholic Church the way to go, after the uncertain journey of the first five years of the pontificate of Pope Francis.The reckoning of this five-year period, in fact, is rather critical, to judge from the title of the conference:“Catholic Church, where are you going?”And even more so if one looks at the subtitle: “Only a blind man can deny that in the Church there is great confusion.” This is taken from...
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks about my work. I say I’ve been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says “Isn’t he so wonderful?” or, “That must be an inspiring thing,” or, “I have a friend who would love to read it.” And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, “Well, they should know that it’s not entirely favorable.”
  • [Catholci Caucus] Vatican’s Fraudulent Doctoring of Letter from Benedict to Vigano Now Fully Exposed

    In the two days that have elapsed since my piece on this subject, the full extent of the Vatican’s doctoring of the letter from Benedict to Archbishop Vigano respecting the “theology of Pope Francis” has been revealed under growing public pressure for full disclosure.As has so often been the case, the sleuthing of Sandro Magister has led to a breakthrough. In the hyperlinked column, Magister notes another suspicious circumstance surrounding the letter, beyond the blurring of the first two lines and concealment of almost the entire second page by a pile of the eleven booklets on “the theology of Pope...
  • D.C. archbishop has a pioneering plan to implement Amoris Laetitia

    03/17/2018 9:23:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein
    Pope Francis made global news in 2016 with a high-level document on family life meant to bring the church into modern times. It emphasized the need for priests to welcome divorced Catholics who remarry outside the church and many others in what the church calls “irregular situations.”Francis fans cheered his emphasis on inclusion. Critics rued his lack of clarity.Two years later, Washington’s archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has released one of the most comprehensive responses from a Catholic leader on how to implement the pope’s more lofty and theoretical document.Like the pope’s, Wuerl’s document sidesteps giving a specific answer to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Bishops Leaning Towards Allowing Some Remarried Divorcees Holy Communion

    03/16/2018 1:39:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 16, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Ahead of the publication of pastoral guidelines on Amoris Laetitia, the bishops have voiced support for some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist, even if living in a state of objective adultery. Edward Pentin Polish bishops appear to be showing support for allowing confessors to determine on a case-by-case basis whether remarried divorcees living in a state of objective adultery can receive Holy Communion. In a statement issued after a two-day plenary meeting, the bishops stressed the importance of “discernment, accompaniment and inclusion” in dealing with such cases, according to the Polish Catholic website Pch24. The website added that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What “Accompaniment” Really Means

    03/15/2018 9:15:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis ^ | March 15, 2018 | Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
    March 15, 2018What “Accompaniment” Really MeansRev. James V. Schall, S.J. These reflections are written against the background of the way in which many activities, once treated under the natural law, came to be considered human “rights” under civil law. A couple of decade ago, it became clear that the subversion of natural law would be carried out under the aegis of “human rights” as understood in particular by Hobbes. Thus, we have today, in many political societies, abortion, single-sex “marriage,” homosexual living, and fetal experimentation, and euthanasia, things all logically connected with each other, called and enforced as positive “human...
  • Man Chops Off Son’s Hand Over Pornography Addiction in Hyderabad

    03/08/2018 9:07:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Mar 06, 2018 | Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
    Mohammad Qayyum Qureshi (45) surrendered to the police stating that he had chopped off the right hand (between wrist and elbow) of his son, Mohammad Khalid Qureshi (18).A man chopped off his teenage son’s hand in Hyderabad on Monday for allegedly getting addicted to pornography on his smartphone despite repeated warnings, police said. Mohammad Qayyum Qureshi (45), a butcher by profession of Jalpalli colony in Pahadishareef area in the old city, surrendered to the police stating that he had chopped off the right hand (between wrist and elbow) of his son, Mohammad Khalid Qureshi (18), who works as an assistant...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Divorced and remarried, indications on how to discern case by case

    03/08/2018 5:46:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | March 8, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    It is a pastoral instruction entitled “Rejoice with me” dedicated to “Welcoming, discerning, accompanying and integrating into the ecclesial community the faithful who have divorced and civilly remarried”. The Bishop of Albano Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the C9, the council of cardinals who helps the Pope in the reform of the Curia and in the governance of the universal Church, is distributing it these days. The peculiarities of the document are two: it is a well-defined application instruction about the topic - described in the subtitle - and at the same time it is a generous document, which, although it...
  • Parents, Politicians And Protecting Our Children

    03/02/2018 8:10:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/2/18 | David Crowe
    "Permit the children to come to me; do not hinder them; for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Jesus in Mark 10:14 Throughout the world by God's design - and apart from mankind's fallen and sinful nature - there is nothing more universal than the love of parents for their children and the desire to protect them. It is incumbent upon parents and all citizens to do whatever they can to protect America’s children, teachers and staff in our schools. Tragically, the increase of heinous, immoral and murderous acts perpetrated on our young from the womb...
  • Islam's Priorities Clarified [semi-satire]

    02/27/2018 10:40:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    In a lecture on religious doctrine, prominent Australian Muslim preacher Mohamed Hoblos told a gathering of the faithful that "a person who murders someone or rapes a child, but prays daily as prescribed in the Quran is better in the eyes of Allah than the one who doesn't commit any of these sins, but doesn't pray, Any person who misses one prayer without a good excuse is worse than a murderer, worse than a rapist in the eyes of Allah." Hoblos explained that "Allah does not want the faithful to sin. Not murdering or raping people is to be preferred,...
  • Calling Good, Evil and Evil, Good: How 'Christian Liberals' Twist the Words of Jesus

    02/12/2018 6:13:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | February 12, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    This spring, a group of Christian liberals (yes, apparently “Christian liberal” is a “thing,” not an oxymoron) plans to visit Lynchburg, Virginia, the home of conservative Liberty University, and protest what they consider the “toxic evangelicalism” coming from leaders like Liberty’s president Jerry Falwell and others like him who happen to support President Trump. The “Red Letter Revival” was announced last week by Christian author and social justice warrior Shane Claiborne via Twitter, and is set to take place April 6-7. According to his website bio, Claiborne “heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to...