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  • 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...
  • Transgender pastor celebrated at renaming service

    02/11/2018 5:49:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | February 11, 2018
    HOBOKEN Churchgoers attending Sunday service at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated the renaming of their pastor. The Rev. Rose Beeson has been transitioning from woman to man since last summer, sharing the journey with parishioners. After giving a sermon on what is known in the church as Transfiguration Sunday, the Rev. Tracie Bartholomew, bishop of the New Jersey congregation, held a "renaming ceremony" where Beeson will now be called Peter.
  • The Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

    02/10/2018 6:39:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies ^ | February 5, 2018 | Gary Potter
    Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VIs encyclical reaffirming the Churchs defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have some things to say, God willing, about the encyclicals content. What Im talking about here is some of the aftermath of the documents promulgation.Only some. Im going for a broad picture and in as few words as possible. I shall not deal, for instance, with the epic fight of Patrick Cardinal OBoyle to preserve doctrinal orthodoxy at the Catholic University...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican science academy tweets NYT story supporting population control

    02/07/2018 6:41:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences tweeted yesterday without comment a New York Times article about people using birth control to stop having children because of "climate change" fear. The alarmistNew York Timesarticle said some people are acutely aware that having a child is one of the costliest actions they can take environmentally and are therefore using artificial contraception to prevent that from happening.
  • Cath Cauc: Will the Popes project result in real reformor turn Rome into a Buenos Aires-on-Tiber?

    02/01/2018 8:45:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | January 31, 2018 | Christopher R. Altieri
    The mainstream media portrait of Francis as a smiling, friendly old grandpa has always been at the very best a gross caricature, and more often a poorly executed grotesque in the service of an incredible narrative of Francis as darling of the mainstream medias favorite pet causes. he first month of 2018 has not been smooth sailing for Pope Francis. Within the space of four weeks, he has brought his record of leadership in the ongoing fight against clerical sexual abuse of minors under intense (and frankly overdue) scrutiny, and drawn the ire of a man universally recognized as a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Wants To "Abolish" Reality Of Intrinsic Evil

    01/30/2018 10:23:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 30, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The webpage of the controversial Pontifical Academy for Life published a reflection by Gerhard Hver, a retired liberal German theologian and a member of the Academy, about the term intrinsically evil. Hver claims without convincing arguments that the term intrinsically evil is allegedly outdated and too restricting. Getting himself into contradictions he argues that there is regularity within irregular situations. Edward Pentin sees Hvers article as the latest attempt of a Vatican-appointed figure to raise questions about the Churchs teaching on intrinsically evil acts. Hvers theories are obviously wrong, otherwise one could, for instance, imagine that homosexual abuse or genocide...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Goodbye, "Humanae Vitae." Francis Liberalizes the Pill

    01/30/2018 5:45:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 30, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Goodbye, Humanae Vitae. Half a century later, the encyclical against artificial methods of birth control that marked the most dramatic moment of the pontificate of Paul VI, rejected by entire episcopates, contested by countless theologians, disobeyed by myriads of faithful, is now giving way to a radical reinterpretation, to a paradigm shift undoubtedly desired and encouraged by Pope Francis himself. Paradox would have it that Paul VI should be the pope whom Jorge Mario Bergoglio admires and praises the most. And precisely - his own words - for the prophetic brilliance with which he wrote that encyclical and for his...
  • Cath Cauc: Pontifical Academy for Life Member: Term Intrinsically Evil Too Restricting

    01/29/2018 12:16:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 29, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Pontifical Academy for Life Member: Term Intrinsically Evil Too Restricting In a reflection on Amoris Laetitia posted on the academys website, German moral theologian Gerhard Hver argues that the term fails to account for complexity of different situations. Edward Pentin A reflection on Amoris Laetitia has been posted on the website of the Pontifical Academy for Life in which its author, a new member of the academy, proposes that the term intrinsically evil is outdated.
  • LGBTQ Christians try to change hearts and minds from the pews

    01/28/2018 10:19:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2018 | Julie Compton
    Across the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Christians are coming out of the closet. For many of them, finding acceptance within the church can be a test of faith.
  • Cath Cauc: As Phony Synod III Approaches, Cardinal Parolin Gives Hints of the Next Disaster

    01/13/2018 12:35:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 12, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As Phony Synod III Approaches, Cardinal Parolin Gives Hints of the Next Disaster by Christopher A. Ferrara January 12, 2018 A video interview with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, provides a window onto the next looming disaster for the Church: the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. As the Church reels from the effects of the ecclesial H-Bomb that is Amoris Laetitia (AL), Parolin reveals that the next Phony Synod, which will be manipulated from start to finish like the last two, will probably culminate in a document already written as the predetermined fruit...
  • New Academy for Life member uses Amoris to say some circumstances require contraception

    01/08/2018 4:15:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 8, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Responsible parenthood can obligate a married couple to use artificial birth control, a recently appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has argued, basing his theory on Pope Francis apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. Italian moral theologian Father Maurizio Chiodi said at a December 14 public lecture at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome that there are circumstances I refer to Amoris Laetitia, Chapter 8 that precisely for the sake of responsibility, require contraception. Chapter 8 of the Popes 2016 document on the family has drawn controversy because of its differing interpretations on the issue...
  • Cath Cauc-Confusion explodes as Francis throws magisterial weight behind Communion for adulterers

    12/04/2017 4:06:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 4, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Retired Catholic Bishop of Corpus Christi TX, Rene Henry Gracida said on his blog over the weekend, Francis heterodoxy is now official. Englands internet-famed Deacon Nick Donnelly wondered on Twitter, Has Francis deposed himself as the successor of St Peter by attempting to make the heretical interpretation of AL Authentic Magisterium? The comments come in response to Pope Francis' elevation of a controversial private letter of his to the status of an 'apostolic letter' and calling it "authentic Magisterium." His private letter to the Argentine bishops approving their guidelines for giving communion to civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics living in adultery was originally...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Drive Thru Annulments

    11/26/2017 3:42:57 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Call Me Jorge ^ | November 25, 2017 | HereisJorge
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope: Pastoral Consolation, the goal of new matrimonial norms

    11/25/2017 12:12:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | November 25, 2017 | Lydia O'Kane
    Pope Francis \ Activities Pope: Pastoral Consolation, the goal of new matrimonial norms The priest reaches for the bride's ring as he officiates the wedding of a couple at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon - AFP 25/11/2017 13:02 SHARE: (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed the participants of a training course for clerics and laity held by the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota. In his prepared remarks, Pope Francis focusedon new matrimonial norms and Super Rato procedures. In particular the Pope said, it is necessary to give greater attention and proper analysis to the two recent motu...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Accompanying, Discerning, Integrating Weakness

    11/24/2017 5:45:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    L'Osservatore Romano ^ | November 21, 2017 | Cardinal Marc Oullet
    Should we be worried that a Jesuit Pope is offering, as a pastoral approach for the whole Church, the experience of the charism of accompaniment and discernment developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises ? This charism, which has been widely recognized and celebrated for centuries, is implemented effectively in the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, especially in chapter 8 dealing with the journeys of persons in situations deemed irregular. [1] For us bishops we find here a vast open field for the pastoral conversion that Francis has promoted since his flagship Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of 2013 which...
  • Cath Cauc:Former lesbian on why its cruel for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships

    11/12/2017 4:19:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Robin Teresa Beck, 59, lived through 12 lesbian relationships over the course of 35 years before her dramatic conversion to the Catholic faith and healing from homosexuality, just five years ago. Read LifeSiteNews coverage of Robins dramatic story here. Read the full interview here. Beck spoke with LifeSiteNews over the phone from her home in Michigan in the Detroit area about everything from the impossibility of creating a healthy gay relationship, to why lesbian relationships can never fulfill the emotional needs of women, to how she believes God looks on people struggling with homosexuality, to how the Church should approach...
  • Confession of sins

    09/30/2017 6:40:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 09-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Confession of sins We are to name and number our mortal sins during confession, which has its roots in sacred Scripture Msgr. Charles Pope 9/27/2017 Question: As a child, I was taught to confess my sins individually by name and the number of times committed. Is this practice legally required? Some confessors say this amount of detail is unnecessary. Also, how did the confession ritual of the Church get established? There is no biblical record that I know of.— Glen Morton, Peoria, Illinois Answer: Confessing sins in kind (by name) and number is required only for mortal sins. For lesser (venial) sins...
  • On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

    08/19/2017 8:44:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope • August 18, 2017 • One of the most commonly committed—yet least often confessed—sins, is that of rash judgment. The commercial below humorously depicts the sin and how wrong we can sometimes be.In reality, the sin is not often humorous and can lead us to some very dark places. On account of rash judgments, we may harbor grudges, resentments, fears, and unjust anger. We may allow it to foster pride, feeling ourselves superior to others. We may even seek revenge based on misinformation or as...
  • Sins Against Hope

    01/13/2017 9:11:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sins Against Hope Msgr. Charles Pope • January 13, 2017 • In yesterday’s post, we discussed the theological virtue of hope. This is the supernatural virtue whereby we confidently expect God’s help in attaining eternal life. The object of hope is not earthly things (e.g., better health, a higher-paying job), but rather God and the things awaiting us in Heaven. Hope pertains to things that are difficult but not impossible; we do not really need to hope for things that are at hand or easily obtained.Today, let’s ponder briefly some sins against hope. Expectation of God’s help must be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Francis Want Ethics of the Rich? By Father Reto Nay

    09/23/2017 8:14:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 23, 2017 | Fr. Reto Nay
    The webpage of the German Bishops explained on September 20, that Pope Francis dismantled the Family Institute in Rome, in order to turn it into a "think tank for Amoris Laetitia", Francis' document, which, in contradiction to the Gospel, demands Holy Communion for adulterers. The article is written by chief-editor Thomas Jansen. He argues that Francis punished the Family Institute because its professors criticised Francis' arguments at the last Synod of the Family. For Jansen it is clear that the orientation of the Institute was "too conservative", by which he means, "too Catholic". He suggests that Francis intends replacing...