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  • A teen was accused of abuse inside Vatican City. Powerful church figures helped him become a priest.

    07/15/2021 3:44:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2021 | Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli
    A teen was accused of abuse inside Vatican City.Powerful church figures helped him become a priest.VATICAN CITY — The warnings started coming eight years ago, sent to some of the most powerful figures in the Roman Catholic Church, alerting them to a potential sex abuse crime that stood out from other church cases.[Leggi questo articolo in italiano]The profile of the alleged abuser, by itself, was unusual: not a priest, but rather a teenage altar boy, who was said to have coerced a peer to engage in various sex acts night after night over six years. And then there was the...
  • International Religious Freedom Summit takes place in Washington, DC

    07/15/2021 1:55:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vatican News ^ | July 15, 2021 | Lisa Zengarini
    International Religious Freedom Summit takes place in Washington, DCThe first ever International Religious Summit takes place in Washington, DC, with the support of the US Catholic Bishops' Conference.Washington D.C. is hosting the first ever International Religious Freedom Summit (IRC) this week. The event, which was announced in April by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), started on July 13 and runs through to July 15 , in a mixed format, bringing together more than 40 organizations of different faiths and countries committed to upholding religious freedom across the world.The USCCB's supportThe IRC Summit is co-sponsored by the...
  • The Italian Church needs to find itself in a synodal state

    07/01/2021 9:53:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    La Croix ^ | July 1, 2021 | Antonio Spadaro, SJ
    The Italian Church needs to find itself in a synodal stateDo we not feel the need for a kick from the Spirit today, if only to wake us up from our torpor? asks Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, Editor-in-Chief, La Civiltà CattolicaFrom May 24 to 27, 2021, the Italian Episcopal Conference held their 74th General Assembly. Pope Francis opened it with a prayer and a dialogue with the bishops present.The work of the Assembly, under the guidance of Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, focused on the theme: "Proclaiming the Gospel in a time of rebirth.Starting a synodal journey." In his introduction Cardinal Bassetti...
  • Denying communion to Catholic politicians is ‘toxic,’ N.J.’s Cardinal Tobin warns fellow bishops

    06/28/2021 11:36:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 27, 2021 | Kelly Heyboer
    Denying communion to Catholic politicians is ‘toxic,’ N.J.’s Cardinal Tobin warns fellow bishopsSitting in his office in New Jersey, Cardinal Joseph Tobin looked into his computer’s camera and urged his fellow Catholic bishops to kill a proposal that could lead to denying Holy Communion to political leaders who support abortion rights.The move could “drive a wedge” between Americans and the Catholic Church, Tobin told the members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gathered online for the high-profile debate.“Any effort by this conference to move in support of the categorical exclusion of Catholic political leaders from the Eucharist based...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Biden, The Eucharist, and the Bishops: WHAT IS AT STAKE

    06/23/2021 12:39:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 21, 2021 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    [Catholic Caucus] Biden, The Eucharist, and the Bishops: WHAT IS AT STAKE The possibility that President Biden will be refused Holy Communion as a result of the American bishops’ decision to go ahead with writing a document on “Eucharistic coherence” is making headlines in many newspapers, especially those considered “liberal” in today’s understanding of that term. The New York Times last Saturday featured a front-page article titled “Bishops on path to refuse Biden holy communion”. It is significant that the article is written using political terminology. The author frames the division among the bishops in terms of “conservative” and “liberal”....
  • The Francis effect: LGBT-promoting bishops come out publicly

    06/16/2021 4:17:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 16, 2021 | John-Henry Westen
    The Francis effect: LGBT-promoting bishops come out publiclyFourteen U.S. bishops, one of them a cardinal, have added their names to a public statement in support of young people who identify as LGBT.June 16, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but our radically anti-Christian culture has dubbed it “Pride Month.” A month to take pride in an activity, not in persons. It’s not pride about love, it’s pride about sexual activity. It is pride in replacing God-ordained marriage between one man and one woman with a counterfeit. Listen, no one is condemning loving relationships...
  • Catholics submit ‘dubium’ to Vatican asking if Church in Germany is in schism

    Catholics submit ‘dubium’ to Vatican asking if Church in Germany is in schismThree Catholics have submitted a “dubium” to the Vatican asking if the Church in Germany is in schism.The trio from the Diocese of Essen formally requested a ruling from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner.A dubium, from the Latin word meaning “doubt,” is a question addressed to the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation that can be answered with a “yes” or “no.” The congregation replies with a “Responsum ad dubium,” as it did in March when asked whether the Church has...
  • There is much on which to reflect this Solemnity of [Catholic Caucus] Corpus Christi - No Holy Mass, no Procession, no Holy Sacrament. Who did this to us?

    06/06/2021 3:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | June 6, 2021 | Vox Cantor
    There is much on which to reflect this Solemnity of Corpus Christi - No Holy Mass, no Procession, no Holy Sacrament. Who did this to us? It is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in the modern rite today and the traditional if transferred. In the great and glorious Archdiocese of Toronto, there is, however, as usual, there isOn this day, some in Toronto will attend their parish to receive Holy Communion under a contrived service. One would think if you could have ten persons (under Ford's edict) you could have Mass for ten with the priest and then another...
  • Family Feud. On the Blessing of Homosexual Couples the Vatican Has an Enemy in the House

    05/21/2021 5:03:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 21, 2021 | Sandro Magister
    Family Feud. On the Blessing of Homosexual Couples the Vatican Has an Enemy in the HouseHe will take office in Rome at the end of the summer. But Philippe Bordeyne (in the photo), the new president of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, has already shown his cards in advance. And he has done so precisely on the most explosive issue in the Church today, that of the blessing of homosexual couples.In an essay in “Transversalités,” the magazine of the Institut Catholique of Paris of which he has been rector up to now, Bordeyne...
  • Germany: Ecumenical Convention Uses Body of Christ as Toy for Act of Defiance

    05/16/2021 10:53:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 16, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Germany: Ecumenical Convention Uses Body of Christ as Toy for Act of DefianceAt the Ecumenical Convention in Frankfurt (May 15), it was up to "Catholics" and "Protestants" to help themselves either by taking Holy Communion or by eating bread at the Protestant Lord's Supper.The two presidents of the Convention made a start with a childish act of defiance. The President of the Central Committee of German Catholics, Thomas Sternberg, took part in the Protestant service and ate bread there. The Protestant President, Bettina Limperg, the president of the Federal Supreme Court in Karlsruhe, sacrilegiously took the Body of Christ at...
  • The Vatican Defends Biden on Communion

    05/16/2021 10:14:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 16, 2021 | George Neumayr
    The Vatican Defends Biden on CommunionEt tu, Brute? This pontificate is rightly seen as a repudiation of the restorationist priorities of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than on the matter of long-neglected canon law. Discussions about it had intensified under those two previous pontificates. It appeared, for example, that the Church, after many years of laxity, was on the cusp of finally applying canon law to pro-abortion Catholic politicians. Pope Benedict XVI, who was on record favoring a denial of Communion to them, spoke of the “pseudo-pastoral” claims made by progressive churchmen...
  • Judas’ Priests

    05/15/2021 7:12:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 14, 2021 | Rodney Pelletier
    Judas’ PriestsExposing betrayers of Christ's ChurchAt this time in the Catholic Church, it's common to see a parish described by the sign on the front as a "parish community."Fake Catholic Joe Biden Most of the time, a person can see that sign and know exactly what they will get: improvised liturgies, a multiplicity of boomer extraordinary ministers and a few grey-haired parishioners.Those things will typically be accompanied by a social justice agenda and emphasizing the seven corporal works of mercy while all but ignoring the spiritual works of mercy. Some may find it strange, however, that many priests in such...
  • As US jettisons masks, Catholics call for keeping eyes open on justice

    05/15/2021 4:24:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crux Now ^ | May 15, 2021 | John Lavenburg
    As US jettisons masks, Catholics call for keeping eyes open on justiceNEW YORK – As masks come off and the U.S. begins to move past the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Blase Cupich wants Catholics to stay vigilant about social issues that continue to plague the nation, always putting the poor and marginalized first.“Whatever the project, however complex the issue or how enormous the challenge, the starting point must be a deep and loving respect for the poor, uniting with them, accompanying them, and encountering them with an appreciation for their creative capacity to pursue the life God has always intended for...
  • Senior Biden Administration Officials Participating in High-Level Vatican Conference on Friday

    05/13/2021 6:11:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 13, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    Senior Biden Administration Officials Participating in High-Level Vatican Conference on FridayVATICAN CITY — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, President Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry, and the heads of the IMF, World Bank, and African Union will be taking part in a high-level Vatican conference on Friday on the theme “Dreaming of a Better Restart.” Hosted by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, the one-day meeting, which includes the participation of finance ministers from the US, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Argentina, aims to build on recent inter-governmental efforts to combat inequality, climate change, and hunger following...
  • Bishop Schneider Asks German Bishops to Change Name Of Their "Church"

    05/13/2021 2:21:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 13, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Schneider Asks German Bishops to Change Name Of Their "Church"The remaining Catholics in Germany should push away existing minor differences and unite in view of the ongoing massive apostasy from the Catholic faith in their country, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told LifeSiteNews.com (May 10).Schneider said this on the backdrop of German homosex "blessings" - much hyped by the oligarch media - which turned out to be a huge flop as the few churches who had triumphalistically announced them, remained almost empty.In the face of the wide-spread apostasy and indifference, Schneider believes that “from a human point of view there is...
  • German cardinal: Ecumenism of return to Catholicism ‘is completely impossible’

    05/10/2021 6:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2021 | Jeanne Smits
    German cardinal: Ecumenism of return to Catholicism ‘is completely impossible’‘If someone goes to the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper of the other denomination after a decision of conscience, I will have to accept that.’May 10, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a recent interview with far-left German magazine Publik-Forum, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich revealed more of his revolutionary agenda for the Church, showing openness to intercommunion with non-Catholic denominations, promoting “synodality,” “moving forward” and a “learning process” within the Church. He also demonstrated his annoyance with the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith’s recent responsum recalling that the Church cannot...
  • FRANCIS THE MERCIFUL AND JEFFREY SACHS: Moving the Goalpost in Human Trafficking

    04/27/2021 9:07:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 26,2021 | Elizabeth Yore
    FRANCIS THE MERCIFUL AND JEFFREY SACHS: Moving the Goalpost in Human TraffickingIn the United Nations, promises are made, promises are broken. Goals set, goals moved. The Vatican and the UN were hoping that people wouldn’t pay attention to the goals they set, especially the one involving human trafficking (8.7). After all, no one should be able to hold these men accountable for failing to fulfill their promise.The Merciful One often chastises the world for its “globalization of indifference.” Catchy phrase, and especially ironic coming from one so indifferent to the suffering victims of clergy sex abuse. Nevertheless, The Merciful One...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Cupich tries to torpedo bishop’s airtight argument for denying pro-abortion politicians like Biden communion

    04/25/2021 10:13:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 23, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Cdl. Cupich tries to torpedo bishop’s airtight argument for denying pro-abortion politicians like Biden communionDenver Archbishop Samuel Aquila had publicly explained why pro-abortion politicians who say they are Catholic cannot receive Holy Communion.April 23, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — After Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote a hard-hitting article last week explaining why pro-abortion politicians who say they are Catholic — without mentioning President Joe Biden by name — cannot receive Holy Communion, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago wrote to him to express “a number of concerns,” urging the archbishop to issue a “public clarification.”In an April 14 piece published in America Magazine,...
  • Vatican Health Conference: A Platform to Combat COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Hesitancy?’

    04/24/2021 7:31:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    National Cathollic Register ^ | April 23, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    Vatican Health Conference: A Platform to Combat COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Hesitancy?’The May 6-8 event features the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and an array of other prominent vaccination advocates.VATICAN CITY — An upcoming Vatican health conference, titled “Unite to Prevent & Unite to Cure” and co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Cura Foundation, will not only place a significant focus on COVID-19 treatments and prevention but also provide a platform for promoting vaccines produced by large pharmaceutical companies. The advocacy of the anti-COVID vaccines was already evident both by the names...
  • German bishops shedding “Catholic” identity to escape bias and retain “Kirche geld”

    04/23/2021 3:05:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    A Priest for Life ^ | April 23, 2021 | Father Kevin M Cusick
    German bishops shedding “Catholic” identity to escape bias and retain “Kirche geld” The two primary denominations in Germany, Catholic and Lutheran, derive their support by means of direct payment by taxpayers who designate where their church offerings go. This is known colloquially as “kirche geld.”German “Catholic” bishops don’t want to lose kirche geld as attendance falls and antipathy takes the place of apathy so they are now combining with Lutherans to shed anti-Catholic bias. They will accomplish this by giving away the Body of Christ for the new version of “thirty pieces of silver”. Lutherans and, in effect, anyone...