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  • Archdiocese website suggests ‘do not commit adultery’ doesn’t ban sexual sin [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:48:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Is the Catholic Church’s traditional sexual morality too rigid? Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s flock is certainly being led to think so. In December, the website of the Archdiocese of Vienna led by Schönborn published a new presentation of the Ten Commandments. It included a commentary on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” that could be interpreted to justify everything from masturbation to pornography and prostitution. The article concludes — openly invoking Pope Francis’ solicitude for sinners — that refusing communion to the divorced and remarried “seems very questionable from a theological point of view.” Says the article on the...
  • The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2017 2:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 18, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    Ready for some casuistry? Should the Catholic Church allow a man and a woman to receive the sacraments in the following case? A woman living with a married but divorced man tells him that she no longer wants to live in sin; the man threatens to kill himself, and she, following her confessor’s advice, stays with him? In an interview with Edward Pentin, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio offers this example and says: yes. He refers to his recent book on Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia in which he speaks of this case: Think of a woman who lives with a married...
  • Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly

    03/15/2017 6:29:30 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil?"

    03/10/2017 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 9, 2017 • In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Thursday of the First Week of Lent) Jesus says,If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? (Mt 7:11)A similar verse occurs in the Gospel of Luke: If you then, though you are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit...
  • Cardinal Coccopalmerio Explains His Positions on Catholics in Irregular Unions [Catholic Caucus]

    03/02/2017 9:07:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 1, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Think of a woman who lives with a married man. She has three little children. She has already been with this man for 10 years. Now the children think of her as a mother. He, the partner, is very much anchored to this woman, as a lover, as a woman. If this woman were to say: “I am leaving this mistaken union because I want to correct my life, but if I did this, I would harm the children and the partner,” then she might say: “I would like to, but I cannot.” In precisely these cases, based on one’s...
  • Francis urges priests to ‘welcome’ cohabitating couples in the ‘style of the Gospel’ [Cath Cauc]

    02/27/2017 3:45:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 81 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    Pope Francis urged parish priests participating in a Vatican-run course titled the “New Marriage Procedure” to “welcome” cohabitating couples living in fornication who “prefer to live together without getting married.” The pope did not ask priests to admonish such couples for living in grave sin nor did he ask them to work for their conversion and repentance. “At the same time, make yourselves close with the style of the Gospel itself, in the encounter and welcome of those young people that prefer living together without getting married,” he told priests at the Saturday, February 25 event organized by the Roma...
  • The Flying Scroll....Zechariah pt 6

    Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith...
  • How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s?

    02/14/2017 7:36:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 60 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-13-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s? Msgr. Charles Pope • February 13, 2017 • In yesterday’s post, we explored the details of original sin and learned that there are subtleties and stages to it that can teach us something. Original sin was more than eating a piece of fruit; there were things that led up to it, both externally and internally.I also mentioned that it was worth exploring how the sacred text speaks of the “Sin of Adam” and differentiates it to some extent from the sin that Eve commits. Biblically, original sin is properly denoted as the...
  • The Anatomy of Original Sin

    02/13/2017 8:16:00 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Anatomy of Original Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • February 12, 2017 • Last week we explored the creation accounts of Genesis, finishing with the account of original sin, that committed by Adam and Eve. Today and tomorrow I’d like to examine original sin more closely. Today, I’ll present the stages of sin that are manifested in Adam’s and Eve’s struggle.Many tend to describe original sin merely as the eating of a forbidden fruit. While this accurate, it is incomplete and leads many to wonder why all this trouble came just from eating a piece of fruit. I believe...
  • Pope Francis at Mass (2-06-17): be open, receptive to God's gifts

    02/06/2017 2:03:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | February 6, 2017 | Pope Francis
    “How do I receive the redemption, the forgiveness that God has given me, the making of me a son with His Son? Lovingly, tenderly, with freedom? Or do I hide in the rigidity of the closed Commandments, that are more and more “safe” – with emphasis on the scare-quotes – but that do not give joy, because they does not make you free." (Pope Francis in his homily today at Casa Santa Marta)
  • Firestorm Coming: Draft Of Trump Executive Order May Deny Services To Gay, Transgender People (BARF)

    02/02/2017 5:06:33 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-2-2017 | Tyler Durden
    In what may be the biggest firestorm set off by a Trump executive order to date, surpassing even the widespread angry response to the Trump immigration order, a draft of an executive order circulating in the Trump administration would dramatically expand the legal protections for individuals, organizations and employers on the grounds of their religious beliefs, and as the WSJ reports, would potentially allow the denial of services to gay and transgender people, and contraception coverage for employees. The draft is titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom.” While it hasn't been signed and may never make it...
  • Pope in Santa Marta explains the sins that paralyze Christians

    01/30/2017 8:17:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | January 27, 2017
    "‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence…’ All the commandments, all of them… Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too, it makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward. And the present of a Christian, of such a Christian, is how when one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks… Confined souls…
  • Sarasota deputy shoved pills down elderly victim’s throat; charged with attempted murder

    01/25/2017 2:44:10 PM PST · by alicewonders · 17 replies
    WFLA.com News Channel Eight ^ | January 23, 2017, 1:00 pm Updated: January 24, 2017, 9:56 am | WFLA Web Staff
    SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An 18-year veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on numerous charges, including attempted murder. Sheriff Knight said allegations that Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, was harassing a 79-year-old woman led to an investigation into the deputy’s actions. Sheriff Knight asserted Bybee took care of the elderly woman’s dog, visited her in the hospital and introduced her to his family – all in an effort to gain her trust. “His actions are a disgrace not only to this agency, but to the law enforcement profession,” said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight. The initial...
  • Instructions on “Amoris Laetitia” from Malta’s Bishops Can Inform LGBT Issues, Too

    01/23/2017 9:45:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | January 22, 2017 | Robert Shine
    Bishops in Malta have published a document on applying Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on family released by Pope Francis last year. The bishops’ document reflects the pope’s call for more mercy and inclusion in the church, all of which is applicable to LGBT issues. In the document, “Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia,” Maltese Bishops Charles Scicluna and Mario Grech primarily addressed the situation of Catholics who are divorced and civilly remarried. Yet the principles they laid out are transferable to LGBT Catholics and their loved ones, too. Released on the Feast of the Epiphany,...
  • The Hardening of Hearts Caused by the Deceit of Sin

    01/16/2017 8:27:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Hardening of Hearts Caused by the Deceit of Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • January 15, 2017 • Last week at daily Mass (Thursday of the First Week of the Year) we read from the Letter to the Hebrews. In it was an important admonition, especially appropriate for our times:Encourage yourselves daily while it is still today, so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin (Heb 3:12).Collectively speaking, we been hardened by the deceit of sin. Many of us who are older remember times when sins that are openly practiced (and even celebrated) today...
  • The Chicago Kidnappers;How They Lost Their Soul

    These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-20)In a world where it is increasingly difficult to truly be shocked by displays of depravity, we have to hand it to the four young African Americans in Chicago, they have pulled it off. I have to say, I am truly stunned by what they have...
  • OUR SINFUL NATURE

    01/02/2017 6:01:26 PM PST · by grumpa · 6 replies
    http://www.faithfacts.org ^ | January 2, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Our Sinful Nature by Charles Meek The Bible makes it abundantly clear that man is sinful at our core. This does not mean that we can do no good at all, but it does mean that every aspect of our lives is touched by sin in some way. This is a fundamental understanding unique to Christianity, because it points to the absolute need of a Savior. All other religions and worldviews hold that man is basically good, and thus perfectible by law and education. An apologetic for the faith should include this instruction. Here are some examples of what the...
  • Fatima 2017: The Errors of Francis vs. the Terror of Demons

    12/20/2016 9:42:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 20, 2016 | Toni McCarthy
    Pointing out the errors perpetrated against Holy Scripture and Tradition by Pope Francis has become tiresome, due to the sheer volume of examples. But one homily, given by the Pope, as reported on June 15, 2013 by News.VA, the "official Vatican network", is so scandalous in its violence against the true teachings of Christ that it bears closer examination—especially now, three years later—as many are beginning to realize the damage this pope is attempting to inflict upon the One True Church. In his homily, Francis said: >>True reconciliation means that God in Christ took on our sins and He became...
  • Forget “Fake News,” Our Real Problem is Fake Christianity

    12/19/2016 7:24:12 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 61 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/19/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Pleased with the efforts of his demonic protégé, Screwtape nevertheless cautioned Wormwood not to waken his waffling churchgoing “patient” to “a sense of his real position.” In chapter XII of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape further warns Wormwood that his patient “must not be allowed to suspect that he is now, however slowly, heading right away from the sun on a line which will carry him into the cold and dark of utmost space.” Screwtape goes on to contend that the man’s church attendance could even be used as an advantage in their demonic schemes. He explains, "As long...
  • As the Modern Left Demonstrates, Evil Craves the Darkness

    12/12/2016 8:39:45 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/12/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of my favorite scenes in Tolkien’s The Hobbit is the riddle-battle between Bilbo and the creature Gollum that took place in the dark, deep caverns beneath the Misty Mountains. (I can remember when I first read Tolkien’s classic and came upon the riddles. I tried not to read ahead to see if I could solve them myself.) Bilbo, having accidently fallen into the mysterious place, wanted the way out (which Gollum knew), and Gollum wanted to make a meal of the plump Hobbit. Thus a riddle challenge was issued and accepted. Toward the end, a frustrated Gollum presented Bilbo...
  • Gay man is left stunned and hurt after Catholic pastor bans him from singing at his own grandmother

    12/02/2016 8:28:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 1, 2016 | Miranda Bryant For Dailymail.com
    <p>FULL TITLE: Gay man is left stunned and hurt after Catholic pastor bans him from singing at his own grandmother's funeral because of his sexuality, insisting that it would 'cause a scandal'</p> <p>A gay man has told of his shock and disbelief after a Catholic pastor banned him from singing at his grandmother's funeral because of his sexuality.</p>
  • The True Light Overcomes Darkness...I John pt 4

    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:5)This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ( 1 John 1:5)We have been looking at the theological proposition, God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. The apostle John, in his ministry to those whose faith had been ravaged by false teachers, and gnostic spirituality, would restore to them the original faith, by presenting to them again the doctrine of the “only true God”in...
  • De Mattei: Contradictions at the closing of the Jubilee

    11/24/2016 7:18:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 22, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Among the keys that interpret Pope Francis’ pontificate is certainly his love of contradiction. This inclination of mind is made evident by the Apostolic Letter ‘Misercordia et misera’, signed at the end of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In this letter Pope Bergoglio, establishes that those who attend the churches officiated by the priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X, can receive validly and lawfully, sacramental absolution. The Pope thus rectifies that which constituted the main factor of “irregularity” in the Fraternity founded by Monsignor Lefebvre: the validity of their confessions. It would be contradictory to imagine that once...
  • Cardinal Burke on Amoris Laetitia Dubia: ‘Tremendous Division’ Warrants Action

    11/16/2016 7:01:20 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register | November 15, 2016 | Raymond Cardinal Burke / Edward Pentin
    In an exclusive Register interview, he elaborates about why four cardinals were impelled to seek clarity about the papal exhortation’s controversial elements. Article main image Four cardinals asked Pope Francis five dubia questions, or “doubts,” about the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) in a bid to clear up ambiguities and confusion surrounding the text. On Nov. 14, they went public with their request, after they learned that the Holy Father had decided not to respond to their questions. In this exclusive interview with the Register, Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, explains...
  • Antonio Spadaro S.J., strikes back: The Four Cardinals are "disqualified" - the issue is now closed

    11/15/2016 8:12:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Witness for Church and Pope ^ | November 15, 2016 | Toronto Witness
    As predicted by this blog, the dubia questions raised by the Four Cardinals regarding the permission of accepting Adulterers to Holy Communion has been soundly rejected by the Roman Authorities. Antonio Spadaro., S.J., the Ghost Writer of Francis', and the de facto "pope" of Rome has rejected out of hand and dismissed the Four Cardinals. In this, I am not surprised, indeed, I predicted it. In no way is Francis and his manipulator, Spadaro in any way inconvenienced.
  • A Christian mom blogger announces she’s dating soccer star Abby Wambach

    11/14/2016 7:14:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2016 | Kate Shellnutt
    Christian author Glennon Doyle Melton — known as the “ultimate confessional writer” for her honest portrayals of her struggling marriage, addiction and eating disorder — has opened up with another big revelation. She is dating again, her new partner is a woman and that woman is celebrity soccer champ Abby Wambach.
  • The Original Gardener...Vineyard Parables

    Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard,...
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Communion for the ... : 'The Pope must stop this; pray that he will'

    11/05/2016 9:08:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | November 4, 2016 | James Todd
    Bishop Athanasius Schneider was the guest celebrant of the Traditional Latin Mass at Mater Ecclesiae Parish on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Following the Mass Bishop Schneider gave a 40 minute conference on the topic of the Kingship of Christ. A Q and A period followed his presentation, during which time he answered a wide variety of questions related to the current state of the Church and the world. Mater Ecclesiae, established in October of 2000, was the first canonically established Mission in the United States, owned by a Diocese and staffed exclusively by diocesan priests. All of its liturgies and...
  • ‘Mortal sin’ to vote Democratic, says San Diego Catholic church flier, linking Hillary to Satan

    11/04/2016 6:50:21 AM PDT · by jerod · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4 at 3:31 AM | By Roxana Popescu
    SAN DIEGO — The Sunday bulletin of San Diego’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Oct. 16 wasn’t very different from all the others. Seven pages. A welcome to newcomers. A Mass schedule. But there, between the prayers of healing for the ill and the deployed and a reminder about a parent-child chastity luncheon for ages 11 and up, was an extra flier. On it was printed a memo, written in Spanish and English, and titled, in part, “How to vote like a Catholic.”....
  • Video shows priest telling Catholics who vote Democrat commit a sin

    10/24/2016 2:08:50 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 56 replies
    vanity | October 24, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This video shows a Catholic priest clearly saying that Catholics who vote for an abortion supporting Democrat are committing a sin and should not present themselves to receive Holy Communion. http://www.oann.com/priests-urge-pro-life-voters-turn-election-day/
  • The Hedge Is Down: Could This Be the End of America?

    10/19/2016 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/19/2016 | Geri Ungurean
    Adrian Rogers speaks of four things in Psalm 80 which are applicable today in America: 1. Great national despair (Psalm 80:4-6) Spiritual sterility – prayers were given up to God out of unrepentant hearts. These prayers actually made God angry. The prayer of an unrepentant people is an insult to Almighty God. Religion without Righteousness is repugnant to God. America is praying but the sin of America is running over. 2. Personal Sorrow Sorrow follows sin as night follows the day. 3. National Shame Our enemies laugh at us. No longer is America respectfed for her ideals. 4. Glorious National...
  • Man says Dallas megachurch removed him as a member

    10/17/2016 7:16:46 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    fox4news.com ^ | 10/16/2016 | fox4news.com staff
    A north Dallas church is sticking to its convictions after it revoked a gay man's membership, saying he no longer desired to resist sin. In a candid facebook post last Sunday, Jason Thomas wrote about a painful anniversary one year ago about the day Watermark Community Church sent him a letter revoking his membership. Thomas said he spent years of his life in church programs that promised to help him over come his attraction to men. Many of those years was at Watermark Community Church. One program he participated in is described as a "12 step discipleship through recovery", also...
  • Buenos Aires and Rome. For Francis, These Are the Model Dioceses

    10/04/2016 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Chiesa ^ | October 4, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In the one and the other the pope has made it known what kind of implementation he wants for the eighth chapter of “Amoris Laetitia,” the one about communion for the divorced and remarried. His approved spokesmen: the Argentine bishops and his cardinal vicar by Sandro Magister ROME, October 4, 2016 – There was a big stir all around the world over the letter of commendation written by Pope Francis to the Argentine bishops of the region of Buenos Aires, praised for how they have been able to give the right interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” - meaning that of Francis...
  • This is how, I, as Pope, welcome homosexual people and transsexuals

    10/03/2016 6:12:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 10/03/2016 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    “Throughout my life as a priest, bishop and even as Pope, I have accompanied people with a homosexual inclination and who practice homosexuality.
  • Renowned Philosopher and Friend of John Paul II: "Pope Must Act To Avoid Schism and Heresy"

    09/27/2016 11:24:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fatima Perspectives | September 26, 2016 | Christopher Ferrara
    The Catholic Church is being rocked to its foundations in the aftermath of the publication of Amoris laetitia and Pope Francis’ “confidential” (and promptly leaked) letter to the bishops of Buenos Aires affirming that the admission of public adulterers in “second marriages” to Holy Communion is the only correct interpretation of Amoris. Now we read that a friend of the late Pope John Paul II, the renowned Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert, has declared in a video interview that certain statements in Amoris are “objectively heretical” and that the Pope must act to correct them “to avoid schism and to avoid...
  • The ‘law of gradualness’ according to Francis: a path toward full union with God or...?

    09/27/2016 8:39:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | September 27,2016 | Dendinger-Bergoglio
    From Rome, for the Denzinger-Bergoglio One of the more important aspects of Francis’ Amoris laetitiae that has not attracted much attention yet in the ‘catholic’ media is his reference to the so-called ‘law of gradualness’, which he attributes to Pope John Paul II. But anyone who takes the trouble to analyze what Francis states comes up with a poorly veiled attempt to abolish the Law of God in relation the sixth and ninth Commandments of the Decalogue, as well as the teachings of Jesus regarding the sacraments of the Eucharist and of Matrimony. Let us have a better look at...
  • Declaration of Fidelity to the Church's Unchangeable Doctrine ... and Discipline on Marriage

    09/26/2016 6:54:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 29, 2016 | multiple authors
    80 Catholic personalities reaffirm their loyalty to the Magisterium of the Church on the family and Catholic morals A Declaration of Fidelity to the ChurchÂ’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline was disclosed today by a group of 78 Catholic personalities, including cardinals, bishops, priests, eminent scholars, leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations and influential figures of civil society. The statement was disclosed by the association Supplica Filiale [Filial Appeal], the same organization that collected, between the two Synods on the family, nearly 900,000 signatures of Catholic faithful (including 211 prelates) in support of a petition asking...
  • Catholics Face a Choice

    09/21/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    First Things ^ | September 19, 2016 | Matthew Schmitz
    Catholics face a choice. Will they uphold the Church's teaching that the divorced and remarried cannot be admitted to communion, or will they reject it? Pope Francis has brought this question before the Church, though he refuses to formulate it so starkly. He believes that an exception can be made in every case, so that the principle will be preserved even as it loses all force—as if faith need not shape practice, and practice would not remake faith. In the face of his campaign, many who value Catholic truth have fallen silent. It seems that only an outright denial of...
  • Forbidden To Speak About Sin

    09/20/2016 6:11:03 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 2 replies
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | September 18, 2016 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    (Note: When pasting this document into FreeRepublic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document.) Forbidden To Speak About Sin On September 14, 2016, at the monthly formation of the clergy of the diocese of Perugia, my cardinal said: “I would like to say something that I forgot to tell you, but I feel it is important. Because I myself had to reflect a lot on this to convince myself. When you...
  • Archbishop of Wales: Gay Relationships Are Also Biblical

    09/15/2016 9:24:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Sex within a committed homosexual relationship is perfectly “proper”, the Archbishop of Wales has said, arguing that Christians who support same-sex marriage are not “abandoning the Bible”. Dr. Barry Morgan used his final address to the governing body of The Church in Wales to suggest that biblical stories should be re-examined and re-interpreted in a way that fully accepts homosexual lifestyles.
  • The Stages of Sin from St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Fasten Your Seatbelts!

    09/13/2016 7:31:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Stages of Sin from St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Fasten Your Seatbelts! Msgr. Charles Pope • September 12, 2016 • Saint Bernard of ClairvauxThere are times when one reads something from one of the saints and is stunned by the tremendous insight, the piercing analysis, like a surgeon’s scalpel dividing diseased from healthy tissue. Such was my experience recently when reading a passage from St. Bernard of Clairvaux.In this passage, Bernard analyzes the descent into the increasing darkness of sin experienced by those who refuse to hear the call to repent. I would argue that it applies not...
  • Gay Anglican Clergy to Defy Church's Official Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

    08/21/2016 5:16:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/21/16 | Nicola Slawson
    Several gay ministers will write to church leaders to say they are already in same-sex marriage and want official position reconsideredA group of gay Church of England clergy are set to reveal that they have married their partners, defying the official line taken by church leaders on same-sex marriage. A dozen gay ministers are to sign an open letter that also urges the church to allow clergy to carry out blessings for parishioners entering into same-sex marriages. Half the signatories have already declared themselves to be in a gay marriage, including Andrew Foreshew-Cain, who was one of the first priests...
  • Beware the Deception of False Prophets

    08/01/2016 8:24:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beware the Deception of False Prophets Msgr. Charles Pope • July 31, 2016 • In today’s first reading (Monday of the 18th Week) the Prophet Jeremiah denounces the false prophets of his day, who promise all sorts grand visions for Israel despite its sin. Jeremiah says to the people, By breaking a wooden yoke, you forge an iron yoke! (Jer 28:13) In other words, by failing to repent (breaking the wooden yoke) you shall know an iron yoke. (Think about the addiction to sin of many who do not show restraint earlier in life.) To the false prophets of...
  • Pope Francis to Youth: God Prefers Us to be Sinful and Weak

    07/30/2016 2:33:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | July 30, 2016 | Manhound
    Yes, Bergoglio said this to young people, many of whom are wrestling with all sorts of temptations right now. For the record, saying God wants us to be morally weak is a vicious and damnable lie. From Catholic News Agency: God prefers us weak, Pope Francis says off-the-cuff to youth Krakow, Poland, Jul 30, 2016 / 09:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The weaker we are, the more God's mercy can transform our lives. Pope Francis made these impromptu remarks on Saturday to crowds of young people gathered outside of Krakow’s St. John Paul II shrine. “Today, the Lord wants us to...
  • At WYD, Vatican releases teen sex-ed program that leaves out parents and mortal sin [Cath Caucus]

    07/27/2016 7:21:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    "More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason," Our Lady of Fatima warned the three young seers in 1917. But this message, unfortunately, is entirely absent from the Vatican’s newly released sex-ed program for teens. Instead, sexual sins are not mentioned at all. The 6th and 9th commandments are ignored while sexually explicit images and immoral videos are used as springboards for discussion.
  • Since God Hates the Shedding of Innocent Blood, Can a Christian Vote for Hillary?

    07/27/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Lera · 31 replies
    Stream ^ | July 26, 2016 | Michael Brown
    There are few sins God hates as much as shedding innocent blood, especially the blood of children. Seeing that Hillary Clinton is a radically pro-abortion candidate and seeing that the Democratic platform reinforces those radical views, can a Christian vote for Hillary in good conscience? In Jeremiah 19, God explained why the people of Judah were about to go into exile: It was because they worshiped idols and because they "filled this place [speaking of Jerusalem] with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to...
  • Pro-LGBT push underscores GOP convention (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Megan R. Wilson
    Pro-LGBT Republicans, both gay and straight, say the party is going through a fundamental change. Equality issues are not controversial among younger Republicans, majorities of whom support gay marriage and other measures. Richard Grenell, an openly gay former diplomat, told The Hill he is encouraged by how much progress the party has made, even over the last four years. During the 2012 campaign, Grenell stepped down as Mitt Romney’s national security and foreign policy spokesman after to a conservative backlash over his sexuality. “When I walk through the convention, I see politicians, activists and staffers who swarm me to tell...
  • Why is Original Sin Called the “Sin of Adam”?"

    07/22/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-21-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why is Original Sin Called the “Sin of Adam”? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 21, 2016 • Original sin is that first sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, committed when they ate the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 3:1-7). And while it clearly involved both of them, Scripture and Tradition refer to it formally as the “Sin of Adam” or “Adam’s Sin,” not the “Sin of Adam and Eve.” It is also described as coming to us “through one man,” not “through a man and a woman.”...
  • A Different Kind of Papal Press Conference [Catholic Caucus]

    07/17/2016 5:11:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nick Bottom
    Pope Francis: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming. I have invited you today because I have had a change of heart that I must make public. In a homily recently, I spoke rather forcefully about employers who refuse to pay their workers a just wage. I have had a chance to reflect on that homily in the light of the principles I set forth in my Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. I brought a copy so I can refer to it as I take your questions. Please be patient with me as I find the appropriate passages, eh? I believe...
  • Francis' incredulous remark that some priests are 'animals'.

    06/25/2016 7:31:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | June 25, 2016 | Msgr. Pope /TTC
    From Monsignor Pope: I would like to make, as a parish priest in trenches, a few remarks concerning the Pope’s recent statements in Rome at a gathering of priests and seminarians. Others have admirably remarked on his troubling remarks on marriage and cohabitation. I will not add to those. But I would like to focus on two other reported remarks the Pope made about priests to the effect that some of us are cruel, are putting our noses into people’s moral life and possibly that he even called some of us animals.