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  • In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on Biden

    01/21/2021 3:09:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 20, 2021 | CNA Staff
    In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on BidenCardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, used Twitter to issue a scathing criticism of the USCCB’s official statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden.In his four-part Twitter thread on Wednesday, Cardinal Cupich said that “the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued an ill-considered statement on the day of President Biden’s inauguration. Aside from the fact that there is seemingly no precedent for doing so, the statement, critical of President Biden, came as a surprise to many bishops, who received it just hours before it was released.”“The statement was crafted without...
  • Joe Biden Eats and Drinks His Own Spiritual Death

    01/21/2021 1:02:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 21, 2021 | Austin Ruse
    Joe Biden Eats and Drinks His Own Spiritual DeathYesterday morning at the grand Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Joe Biden ate and drank his own spiritual death. That he received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of a Cardinal of the Church adds scandal upon scandal. One radio wag called it a mass for Planned Parenthood. And so, it was.Joe Biden is an enemy of the Catholic faith. This fact must be repeated as often as humanly possible. Joe Biden holds himself out as a faithful Catholic, yet he does not believe in the faith’s fundamental teachings about...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #186: PSALM 104 – PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL

    01/21/2021 6:21:24 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 15 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL . P S A L M 1 0 4 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 104 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 104 . 1 Praise the Lord, my soul. . . Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. 2 The Lord wraps himself...
  • Slaughtering Christ

    01/20/2021 5:18:18 PM PST · by justme4now · 41 replies
    1/20/21 | self
    Sometimes I worry that by questioning the way God took certain actions, the way he did according to scripture .. I worry that I may be on the thin line between wanting answers to these questions or actual blasphemy!? One of my most nagging questions and one that seems to have no rational (or scriptural) explanation is "why did Jesus have to be tortured and slaughtered like he was?" Why the carrying and dragging of the heavy beams of the cross? That effort was so cruel that he fell many times on the way to where he would be impaled!...
  • Bishops Want a Peaceful Transition, But to What?

    01/20/2021 12:09:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | January 19, 2021 | William Kilpatrick
    Bishops Want a Peaceful Transition, But to What?In the wake of the January 6th Capitol break-in by protestors, and the resulting death of a young woman, numerous politicians have called for divided Americans to “work together,” “overcome our differences,” and “remember what we have in common.”Similar pleas were issued by prominent bishops. Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said “we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God.” Archbishop Lori of Baltimore urged Americans to “come together to engender peace, reconciliation and healing in...
  • Of Capitol Importance

    01/20/2021 7:20:58 AM PST · by truthxchange · 3 replies
    truthxchange.com ^ | 01-19-2021 | Dr. Peter Jones
    How does one make sense of the elections? Where is our culture going? What will the future hold? A colleague of mine wrote: “What we need to hear is admission of wrong and repentance.” Posting this appeal for repentance and admission of wrong from fellow believers doubtless implies that all those who in any way affirmed the policies of President Trump are specifically guilty both of Trump’s “unworthy” presidency and also the foolish invasion of the Capitol, and that repentance of all things Trump will solve our social problems. Questioning Recent Events With regard to the event at the Capitol,...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #185: PSALM 69 – SAVE ME, O GOD

    01/20/2021 6:11:42 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 6 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. S A V E M E O G O D. P S A L M 6 9 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 69 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 69 . 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is...
  • Republican congressional leaders to join pro-abortion Biden for pre-inauguration Mass

    01/19/2021 7:37:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 19, 2021 | Calvin Freiburger
    Republican congressional leaders to join pro-abortion Biden for pre-inauguration MassWASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Republican congressional minority leaders Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy will be joining incoming Democrat President Joe Biden and their Democrat counterparts Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for a Catholic Mass, despite Biden’s (and Pelosi’s) longstanding rejection of key Catholic teachings. While McConnell and McCarthy are Baptists, Schumer is Jewish.All four leaders have accepted invitations to join Biden at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., The Hill reports, ahead of Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Outgoing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 Vaccine

    01/19/2021 4:57:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 19, 2021 | AnnaMaria Cardinalli
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 VaccineOn Thursday, Vatican News confirmed that both Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis have received the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, themselves providing an example, ostensibly, for the Church as a whole. In the world’s eyes, I suspect this spells the end of any claim a Catholic might otherwise make for religious exemption to required reception of the current vaccines. If abortion-tainted vaccines are mandated, either formally or by informal social incentives such as the widely-proposed possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine be a prerequisite for travel, conscientious Catholics could not say, “but my Church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The day Anne Soupa decided, "I want to become a bishop"

    01/19/2021 4:38:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LaCroix ^ | January 18, 2021 | Christoph Henning
    [Catholic Caucus] The day Anne Soupa decided, "I want to become a bishop"Just a family joke at first, a French female theologian's declared candidacy to become Archbishop of Lyon has furthered debate on the place of women in Church governance Anne Soupa remembers it like yesterday.It was May 21, 2020, a day promised to be happy and peaceful. The first coronavirus lockdown in France had been lifted only ten days earlier and the spring weather on this Ascension Thursday made the Alpine peaks shine.In the family chalet, everyone was getting restless.Anne, who is a Catholic theologian, and her husband had...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #184: PSALM 65 - PRAISE AWAITS YOU, OUR GOD

    01/19/2021 5:59:21 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. PRAISE AWAITS YOU, OUR GOD . P S A L M 6 5 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 65 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 65 For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song. 1 Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2 You who...
  • Medicine and Morality Unite

    01/18/2021 8:19:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 18, 2021 | Martina Moyski
    Medicine and Morality UniteCatholics push for ethical COVID vaccineCORALVILLE, Iowa (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Catholic medical research institute is re-upping its campaign to help fund the development of an ethical COVID vaccine.John Paul II Medical Research Institute (JPIIMRI) is campaigning for donations again this year in order to address the urgency — both medical and moral — of the COVID crisis. According to a promotional video for the "Campaign for Cures," JPIIMRI is dedicated to creating a definitive platform for COVID-19 and emerging coronavirus.Such a platform involves creating "a potent vaccine made from a human cell line which closely resembles what...
  • Washington cardinal urges nation to remember Black heroes on MLK Day

    01/18/2021 7:12:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | January 18, 2021 | John Lavenburg
    Washington cardinal urges nation to remember Black heroes on MLK DayOn this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington wants Americans to recognize the determination, perseverance and contributions of African Americans throughout United States history in spite of the obstacles they faced. NEW YORK — On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington wants Americans to recognize the determination, perseverance and contributions of African Americans throughout United States history in spite of the obstacles they faced.“African American heroes and heroines have an important lesson to offer all Americans because they exhibit a determination...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Schneider On Vaccines: "This Is Cannibalism”

    01/17/2021 7:08:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 17, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Schneider On Vaccines: "This Is Cannibalism”"How can you collaborate with such a heinous crime?" - Bishop Athanasius Schneider answered to a nurse who asked what she should do as her job forces her to administer Covid-19 vaccinations produced with cell lines harvested from aborted children.Schneider told LiveFatima.io (January 14, video below) “not to do it in any case, this is impossible." He considers the material cooperation with these vaccines “evil” and a “monstrous crime,” especially in the current context of a daily increasing abortion industry and foetal technology.“This is cannibalism,” he said stressing that one child was cruelly...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cancels Confessions Promptly. By Dr Geoffrey Brushwood

    01/17/2021 6:04:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 16, 2021 | Dr Geoffrey Brushwood
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cancels Confessions PromptlyWestminster Cathedral, the seat of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has stopped offering Confession due to Covidiocy. This is disgraceful and cowardly.There are other Westminster Archdiocese churches who continue to hear Confession with safeguards in place that would make a public health officer smile in approval. There are priests who meet penitents in the open air, to hear confessions, with remarkable adaptability.However, Westminster Cathedral has decided to stop Confession altogether in her premises. This sends out all the wrong signals to the faithful who rely on Confession to keep their souls in a state of readiness if...
  • Two Popes Take Abortion-Tainted Vaccine

    01/17/2021 3:44:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 70 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Two Popes Take Abortion-Tainted VaccinePfizer-BioNTech serum designed in 'just a few hours over a single day'VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI both received their first shots of the ethically and medically contested Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, a day before Norway reported 23 deaths in connection with vaccination.Drs. Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, co-founders of BioNTech "I can confirm that, as part of the vaccination program of the Vatican city-state, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and to the Pope Emeritus," Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press...
  • Germans Trust Jewish Council Over Pope Francis

    01/17/2021 3:11:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 14, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Germans Trust Jewish Council Over Pope FrancisProtestants also rank over pope, Catholic Church in new survey COLOGNE, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) - Germans trust the Central Council of Jews (CCJ) and the Protestant church far more than they trust Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, a survey published Monday has revealed. The famous Cologne Cathedral in Germany The results of the Forsa survey commissioned by Mediengruppe RTL (headquartered in Cologne) show the pontiff's ratings hitting rock bottom and ranking only six rungs higher than trust in Islam, which occupies the penultimate slot. Despite the juggernaut of modernization launched by the German bishops...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #183: PSALM 23 – THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

    01/17/2021 5:52:33 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 18 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. P S A L M 2 3 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 23 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 23 A psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he...
  • Biden’s Lying Catholic Apologists

    01/16/2021 9:55:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2021 | George Neumayr
    Biden’s Lying Catholic ApologistsThey are trying to use the Capitol Hill mayhem to silence his critics.The recent condemnations of “reckless rhetoric” come mainly from liberals who engage in it. They froth at the mouth over the mayhem on Capitol Hill, making wild charges about “those responsible for it.” They spread the blame far and wide in the hopes of silencing and discrediting their political opponents.Joe Biden’s religious apologists have joined in this opportunism, using it to settle scores against Christian supporters of Trump. These religious liberals have poured scorn on the government of Donald Trump for four years, often indulging...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ Lesson on How to Make Female Ministers

    01/16/2021 8:03:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 15, 2021 | Dan Millette
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ Lesson on How to Make Female MinistersIn one of my weaker moments, I did something rather foolish, born from curiosity. That is, I read Pope Francis’ new motu proprio: Spiritus Domini. It was not so much what the document promulgated that interested me – that women shall be made official acolytes and lectors of the Church – but rather in how it was accomplished. How exactly does a pope go about codifying an illicit and vexatious practice? Is it as simple as a few magic words, a stroke of the pen, and voila, women can officially...