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  • The Interfaith Delusion

    04/12/2017 10:31:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 12, 2017 | Timothy D. Lusch
    Timothy D. Lusch is an attorney and writer. His work has appeared in Saint Austin Review, New English Review, and Chronicles, and at CatholicExchange.com and Crisis.com. He blogs at www.pityitspithy.com. Ed. Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the Catholic Church and Islam.
  • Bishops On Both Sides Of The Border Condemn Wall

    04/12/2017 8:04:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | April 11, 2017 | Christopher Manion
    SANTA CRUZ, Guatemala — Bishops in the United States and Mexico have released new statements on the immigration issue that reflect their growing opposition to President Trump’s immigration policies. On March 22, the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a “pastoral reflection,” entitled “Living As A People Of God In Unsettled Times.” The document is significantly less hostile to opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens than similar statements issued prior to Trump’s election victory, indicating a change not of policy but of tactics on the part of the bishops’ conference. Before the election, bishops routinely...
  • Why are US bishops so concerned about Trump’s refugee orders? Follow the money trail

    04/11/2017 12:51:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    Is a conflict of interest behind some of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ strong criticisms of President Trump’s immigration policy, in particular his two temporary travel bans? That’s the question being raised by a number of experts in foreign policy and Catholic charitable work, including a former adviser to President Bush and a leading figure in conservative Catholic media. These critics are pointing out that in Fiscal Year 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received more than $91 million in government funding for refugee resettlement. Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received a total of $534,788,660...
  • The USCCB doesn't know who wrote the Gospel of Matthew? Let’s tell them.

    04/03/2017 5:16:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 30, 2017 | Steven O'Reilly
    The USCCB doesn't know who wrote the Gospel of Matthew? Let’s tell them. Featured Written by  Steven O'Reilly Rate this item 12345 (9 votes) Many faithful lay Catholics, I suspect, look at the conclusions that Catholic scripture scholars and theologians have come to in their studies over the last 50 plus years and have come to a conclusion of their own: theology is too important to be left to the theologians. That is not to say there are not good scholars and theologians who are perfectly fine. While that is no doubt true, it is also true in past decades...
  • U.S. Bishops indicate to Sec of State Tillerson Global Warming is their top foreign-policy priority

    03/13/2017 5:41:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 72 replies
    Chris Manion ^ | March 13, 2017 | Chris Manion
    Following is the text from a revealing March 2nd podcast by Chris Manion of the Population Research Institute. March 13, 2017 (Population Research Institute) – Shortly after Rex Tillerson was confirmed as Secretary of State, senior officials of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services wrote him an impassioned plea. It was their way of introducing themselves to the foreign policy community of the new administration, so the Secretary undoubtedly considered their letter to be a statement describing the highest foreign-policy priorities of Catholics in America. Is that what it was? Well, we report – you...
  • These US Catholic Bishops Promise to ‘Disrupt’ Trump

    03/04/2017 7:44:22 AM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Stream.org via LifeSite News ^ | March 3, 2017 | John Zmirak
    Imagine if your teenage son’s pastor had told him to apply “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off,” by applying a buzzsaw to his own right wrist. You’d yank your son out of that group and start making some phone calls. That same sense of alarm and horror is what we should feel when we learn that influential Christians have interpreted our faith in some deeply misguided way which will do grave harm to them and others. A Cabal of Catholic Leftists Cardinal Peter Turkson and twenty-four American Catholic bishops have recently endorsed a political program...
  • San Diego Bishop Tells Catholics to 'All Become Disrupters'

    02/20/2017 11:47:12 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 45 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 20, 2017 | Deal W. Hudson
    Both the Catholic bishops of the United States and the Vatican have now virtually endorsed the strategy of “disruption” being used across the nation to oppose the new administration of President Trump. Held in Modesto, California, the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM), was sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican’s Department of Integral Human Development to address issues of “land, labor, and lodging,” as well as racism and immigration.The 700 attendees applauded and cheered as Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego told them, “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. . . ....
  • NYTimes: Trump creating Christian theocracy; Bishops: Trump against Christian faith

    01/31/2017 2:58:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/30/17 | Carl E Olson
    The New York Times and the U.S. bishops appear to have very different understandings of President Trump's motivations, but do seem to arrive at an equally negative conclusion. First, here is Times' editor David Leonhardt's take, titled "Trump Flirts With Theocracy": Let’s not mince words. President Trump’s recent actions are an attempt to move the United States away from being the religiously free country that the founders created — and toward becoming an aggressively Christian country hostile to other religions. ... On Friday afternoon, of course, Trump signed an executive order barring refugees and citizens of seven majority Muslim countries...
  • Christian Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Favor Christian Immigrants

    01/29/2017 9:33:45 AM PST · by Colorado Doug · 35 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | JAN. 29, 2017 | LAURIE GOODSTEINJAN
    I don't want to quote the Slimes, in part because of excerpt rules but also because it's just fake news. Click the link if you must but wash up afterwards. In the linked article, every single "Christian Leader" is nothing more than a paid "refugee" resettlement contractor. They make lots of money by bringing in immigrants. The government funded United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who received almost eighty million tax dollars in 2014. Church World Service, who according to Charity watch receives over 50% of their funding from the government. Finally, they cite World Relief which is also listed...
  • Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support American Muslims

    01/11/2017 4:01:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Crux News ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jame Martone
    The dialogue stems from concerns expressed by U.S. bishops in the wake of “a serious uptick in violence against American Muslims … to make sure that they are sensitive to what is going on in the (Muslim) communities,” said Anthony Cirelli, associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  • KY BISHOP TO JOIN PRO-LGBT CONFERENCE

    12/12/2016 8:11:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 9, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    A Kentucky bishop is one of several clerics and religious scheduled to participate in a pro-LGBT symposium sponsored by New Ways Ministry, a dissident Catholic group censured by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John Stowe of the diocese of Lexington is scheduled to participate in the group's eighth annual symposium, called "Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis," being held April 28–30, 2017 in Chicago. New Ways Ministry is notorious for demanding changes in Church teaching on the morality of same-sex relations, the normalization of so-called transgenderism and ordination of women...
  • exas cardinal, L.A. archbishop elected USCCB president, vice president (Catholic Caucus)

    11/15/2016 3:21:26 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Cath News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Mark Pattison
    BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected president of the U.S. bishops' conference Nov. 15 for a three-year term to begin at the conclusion of the bishops' annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.Cardinal DiNardo collected a majority of votes on the first ballot of voting during the second day of the bishops' public session. Based on the number of bishops voting, 104 votes were needed for election, and Cardinal DiNardo -- the current vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops -- received 113.He will succeed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, whose...
  • (U.S. Catholic) Bishops Call for Prayer and Unity as Pro-Life Groups Respond to Wins

    11/10/2016 11:26:39 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register (the good NCR) ^ | November 9, 2016 | Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
    WASHINGTON — Bishops in the United States called on Catholics to pray for elected officials on the morning following the 2016 presidential election, exhorting them to work for unity and to promote the common good. [snip} According to New York Times exit polls, Catholics overall voted 52% for Trump and 45% for Clinton. NBC News exit polls showed the results fell sharply along racial lines: Trump won white Catholics by 23 percentage points, 60 to 37, while Clinton won Hispanic Catholics 67% to 26%. [snip} In his statement, Archbishop Kurtz reaffirmed the bishops’ commitment to upholding the sanctity of all...
  • Catholic Relief Services dispensed millions of condoms, abortifacients in the Congo: new

    10/17/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    URGENT: Pledge to boycott Catholic Relief Services until they commit to Church teaching. Sign here! BALTIMORE, Maryland , October 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic Relief Services facilitated the distribution of more than two million units of various types of contraception, including abortifacients, in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of four years, the Lepanto Institute says in a new report. The program resulted in skyrocketing birth control use in the region where previously residents had minimal knowledge of contraception, says Lepanto. The US Bishops’ international relief agency was an implementing partner from 2006 to 2010 in the US-funded...
  • U.S. Bishops’ Survey Finds ‘Significant Energy and Interest’ in ‘Amoris Laetitia’

    10/04/2016 5:36:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 10/4/16 | Claire Chretien
    October 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — At the request of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) surveyed bishops and leaders across the country to determine how Amoris Laetitia is being implemented and received across the country. The USCCB’s survey led it to recommend the development of resources on “best practices based on Amoris Laetitia,” particularly “further resources on the application [of] aspects … such as those treating the internal forum and reception of the sacraments with regard to persons in irregular marital situations” and “advice on how confessors can assist persons in irregular marital relationships.” The survey results...
  • The Money Trail: Why Catholic Bishops Are Silent on Hillary

    09/06/2016 7:06:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    During FY16, the USCCB received federal grants totaling a whopping $91,132,305 According to the USASpending.gov, the top programs carried out by the USCCB, on behalf of the Obama Administration were:
  • BREAKING: Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

    08/24/2016 8:51:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 24 August 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros - one of Hilary Clinton's top donors - paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to "shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign." The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with...
  • Bishops Make Tepid Statement on Marriage [Biden scandal]

    08/07/2016 1:25:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    USCCB blog refers to Joe Biden's recent performance of same-sex wedding, but doesn't mention him by nameThe following comes from an August 5 statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski published on the USCCB Blog. Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Bishop Malone of Buffalo, New York, is chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth; and Archbishop Wenski of Miami, is chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are...
  • Your Soul is Worth More than Your Vote (Catholic Caucus)

    07/22/2016 1:32:34 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 50 replies
    shamelesspopery.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joe Heschmeyer
    It’s election season, and I’ve hesitated to say much on the subject for many reasons. One of those reasons is because our obsession with politics is unhealthy and unholy (in that it reflects our fixation on this life rather than the next, and on worldly power instead of true discipleship). Another is that this election season has been like watching a slow-burning dumpster fire. I don’t plan to tell you how to vote, but I do want to establish a few basic principles: No well-formed Catholic should feel comfortable with Trump or Clinton; Thus, voters face a difficult decision this...
  • US Catholic voters lean toward Clinton, survey shows

    07/14/2016 7:22:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 83 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | July 14 2016
    American Catholic voters lean strongly toward Hillary Clinton in this year's presidential contest, according to a new Pew Forum survey. The Pew poll found that Clinton held a 56-39% advantage over Donald Trump among Catholic voters. That 17% margin was markedly different from the results of a similar poll in the last presidential race, when then-Senator Barack Obama was virtually even with Mitt Romney among Catholic voters in June 2012. However, Clinton's margin among Catholic voters was entirely attributable to a huge (77-16%) advantage among Hispanic Catholics. Among white Catholics, Trump had a slight (50-46) edge. Among all voters surveyed,...