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  • United Methodist Church elects third openly gay bishop; first since UMC changed rules

    07/15/2024 10:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    A regional body of The United Methodist Church has its third openly gay bishop, the first since the mainline Protestant denomination changed its rules to allow noncelibate homosexuals to be ordained. The Rev. Kristin Stoneking, a United Methodist studies professor at the Pacific School of Religion, was elected a bishop by the UMC Western Jurisdiction at their meeting held last week in Spokane, Washington.Stoneking was elected on the 11th ballot, receiving 65 votes out of 94 valid ballots cast. For that ballot, she needed to receive at least 63 votes, according to UM News. Her term of service begins on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Leading Italian bishop, Vatican newspaper pay tribute to ‘Via Crucis of a Gay Boy’

    03/27/2024 2:27:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 26, 2024 | Catholic World News
    [Catholic Caucus] Leading Italian bishop, Vatican newspaper pay tribute to ‘Via Crucis of a Gay Boy’The Vatican newspaper has published Bishop Francesco Savino’s preface to Via Crucis di un ragazzo gay [Via Crucis of a Gay Boy], a new book by Luigi Testa, an Italian law professor.Appointed a bishop in 2015, Bishop Savino has been the vice president of the Italian Episcopal Conference since 2022. Father Sergio Massironi, an official of the Dicastery for the Promoting Integral Human Development, contributed an afterword to the book.In conjunction with Bishop Savino’s preface—which focused more on the prelate’s own reflections than on the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] BREAKING: Pope Francis reportedly set to ask Bishop Strickland to resign

    09/11/2023 11:15:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 11, 2023 | Raymond Wolfe and Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] BREAKING: Pope Francis reportedly set to ask Bishop Strickland to resignBishop Strickland has been widely praised by faithful Catholics for his promotion of traditional Catholic teaching.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis met with Vatican officials over the weekend to discuss asking Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, to resign, according to a report on Monday by The Pillar.Pope Francis met on Saturday with Archbishop Robert Prevost, OSA, the head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.The Pillar reported that several sources close to the dicastery told the outlet ahead...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican appoints heterodox, pro-LGBT bishop to investigate sexual abuse cases in Switzerland

    09/13/2023 12:39:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 13, 2023 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican appoints heterodox, pro-LGBT bishop to investigate sexual abuse cases in SwitzerlandArchbishop Carlo Maria Viganò criticized the Vatican over its appointment of Bishop Joseph Bonnemain, who is known for his pro-LGBT positions, to investigate sexual abuse cases and alleged cover-ups by clerics in Switzerland.The Vatican has appointed pro-LGBT Bishop Joseph Maria Bonnemain to investigate the sexual abuse cases and their alleged cover-up by clerics in Switzerland. Earlier this year, the former vicar general of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg, Father Nicolas Betticher, brought forth accusations against several Swiss bishops, the local newspaper Blick reported. One unnamed active member of...
  • The Last Italian Bishop Present at Vatican II Dies

    07/22/2023 6:04:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 23, 2023 | DC Rosary Rally
    The Last Italian Bishop Present at Vatican II DiesArticles by Borgo Pio from La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, (18 July 2023 and 19 July 2023, originals in Italian)The funeral of Bishop Emeritus Msgr. Luigi Bettazzi, who died last Sunday at age 99, will be held today in Ivrea Cathedral, celebrated by his current successor Msgr. Edoardo Cerrato. Born in 1923, Msgr. Bettazzi was the only Italian bishop still alive to have participated in the Second Vatican Council (he was consecrated bishop in 1963, as auxiliary of Bologna, later becoming ordinary of Ivrea in 1966).He was the last Italian exponent of Vatican...
  • York Minster 'BANS Pro-Life Activists' From Praying Inside Cathedral

    07/12/2023 9:22:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    GBN ^ | July 12th, 2023 | Keith Bays
    Peaceful protesters have been refused entry to worship at York Minster, while climate activists were allowed to enter with placards in hand, according to Christian group Where’s Welby.While conducting a protest to highlight what the group say is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s absence from providing a moral lead on issues like abortion, protesters say they were informed they had been banned from attending public worship.Members of the group in attendance have described their shock to be informed that the York Minster police had banned them, as they had disrupted services previously.The force is a unique cathedral constabulary with limited...
  • Spanish bishop robustly attacks politician for his defence of abortion

    06/30/2023 11:06:42 AM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 3 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 30/06/2023 | CG
    The Bishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Monsignor José Ignacio Munilla, has returned to the fray against the President of the Popular Party (PP), Alberto Núñez Feijóo, for defending abortion. Munilla has been openly criticising both the PP and its national president for several months for abandoning the defence of life and bowing to the dogmas and parameters of the left.
  • Rep. Bishop becomes first Republican to publicly support ousting McCarthy over debt ceiling deal

    05/30/2023 2:18:24 PM PDT · by CFW · 8 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/30/23 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) on Tuesday became the first House Republican to publicly approve of forcing Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) out of his position as speaker over the debt ceiling deal he reached with President Joe Biden. Bishop was the only Republican at a House Freedom Caucus press conference Tuesday to raise his hand to signal that he would support ousting McCarthy over the deal, which conservative Republicans say does not cut enough spending and raises the debt limit too much. "I think it’s got to be done," Bishop said after the press conference, The Hill reported.
  • Husband of Catholic Bishop David O’Connell’s housekeeper accused of killing him

    02/21/2023 11:11:45 AM PST · by married21 · 6 replies
    The Daily Breeze ^ | 2/20/2023 | Josh Cain, Clara Harter, Brian Rokos, Christina Merino
    The husband of a housekeeper for the Catholic bishop found shot to death over the weekend in his Hacienda Heights home was arrested for the slaying on Monday, Feb. 20, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said. A tipster had told authorities that the suspect, Carlos Medina, who had also previously worked for Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell in some capacity, had been behaving oddly and claimed the bishop owed him money, the sheriff said.
  • Shock and sadness in Los Angeles Catholic community after a bishop is found shot to death in his home

    02/20/2023 6:57:07 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    Channel 3000 News/CNN ^ | February 20, 2023 | CNN Staff
    Los Angeles homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a Catholic bishop in his home as parishioners mourn the man described as "a peacemaker with a heart for the poor and the immigrant." Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was found dead in his home in the Hacienda Heights neighborhood Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies found O'Connell after responding to an emergency call shortly before 1 p.m., Deputy Lizette Falcon told CNN. "It is a shock and I have no words to express my sadness," Archbishop of Los Angeles José H Gomez said in a statement announcing...
  • ‘Peacemaker’ Catholic Bishop Shot Dead in Southern California

    02/19/2023 7:00:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/19/2023 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    Auxiliary bishop David O’Connell of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, authorities have confirmed. Bishop O’Connell, 69, who was found dead in a room with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, was killed just before 1:00pm, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
  • Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell found fatally shot inside Hacienda Heights home

    02/18/2023 10:41:23 PM PST · by married21 · 16 replies
    CBS News LA ^ | 2/18/2023 | Lauren Pozen
    auren Pozen reports from Hacienda Heights, where authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of David O'Connell, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
  • Nicaragua sentences Catholic bishop to 26 years in prison

    02/11/2023 7:15:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    npr ^ | 02/10/2023 | EYDER PERALTA
    A day after banishing most of its political prisoners to the United States, Nicaragua has sentenced a Catholic bishop to 26 years in prison. Bishop Rolando Álvarez refused to leave with the rest of the 222 political prisoners flown to the U.S. on Thursday. According to media reports, he stopped at the stairs leading to the airplane and said, "Let the others be free. I will endure their punishment." Álvarez was arrested for opposing the government of President Daniel Ortega and his trial was set for next week. The bishop has called for free elections. Instead, a judge appeared on...
  • Pope Francis Owes Catholics In China An Apology: The Chinese government ‘ordained’ a bishop to oversee a diocese that answers to the CCP, not the Vatican.

    12/07/2022 8:50:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/07/2022 | Helen Raleigh
    The Vatican accused Beijing of breaching its agreement by ordaining a bishop for a Chinese diocese not approved by the Vatican. Beijing’s action surprised few because many people, including the Catholics in China and Hong Kong, had warned Pope Francis not to forge this ill-advised agreement with Beijing in the first place. Yet Francis refused to listen. Will he now have the grace to apologize to Catholics in China?The Chinese Communist Party severed China’s diplomatic relations with the Vatican in 1949, and Catholics in China, like all other religious believers, suffered more than three decades of persecution. The CCP shut...
  • Vatican: China Violated Terms of Agreement With Bishop Installation

    11/27/2022 8:22:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/27/2022 | Courtney Mares/CNA
    The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.A statement released on Nov. 26 said that “the Holy See noted with surprise and regret” that Bishop John Peng Weizhao had been installed as an “auxiliary bishop of Jiangxi,” a diocese that is not recognized by the Vatican. Bishop Peng’s installation ceremony in Nanchang, China, “did not occur in accordance with the spirit of dialogue … and what was stipulated in the Provisional Agreement on the Appointment of Bishops, on September 22, 2018,” it said.The Vatican statement also...
  • Secretary General of Synod of Bishops supports the German Synodal Path

    08/29/2022 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 1 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 29/8/2022 | CG
    Cardinal Mario Grech is not happy with the way the Synodal Path of the Church is criticised in Germany. Fraternal corrections are something positive, he says - but not in the form the Polish bishops have chosen. The Cardinal caught wearing "grandma's lace" The Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Mario Grech, sees the open letters on the Synodal Path as a "public denunciation". In an interview with "Herder Thema" he stressed that fraternal correction and dialogue are something positive. However, he did not agree with the method used by the critics.
  • Will the Pope elevate female and lay Cardinals

    08/27/2022 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 5 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 27/8/2022 | CG
    The "I am the Church" Pope Many of the new cardinals will one day elect Pope Francis' successor. When that will be is completely open - also because Francis is not addressing an overdue problem: what happens if a Pope becomes incapacitated or resigns? For the first time in a long while, eyes from all over the world will once again be on Rome this weekend - closer to St Peter's Square, where Pope Francis will induct 20 men into the College of Cardinals on Saturday. Sixteen of them are younger than 80, which means that they will increase the...
  • Vociferous criticism of the Pope for silence in the face of evil

    08/22/2022 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 6 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 22/8/2022 | CG
    On Friday, the anti-government Bishop Rolando Alvarez was arrested in Nicaragua. Now there is growing criticism that Pope Francis has not yet taken a clear position on the case. While the police cordoned off the area outside, Bishop Rolando Alvarez and some of his companions celebrated Mass in his church in Matagalpa. The encirclement of the Nicaraguan government critic lasted more than two weeks. His fate caused an international sensation. A picture of him on his knees praying for mercy for the armed police officers went around the world. On Friday, the regime finally struck:
  • VIDEO: Blinged-out Brooklyn bishop robbed mid-sermon, armed thieves make off with $400K in jewelry

    07/24/2022 11:31:12 PM PDT · by thegagline · 85 replies
    The Daily News ^ | 07/24/2022 | Thomas Tracy, Elizabeth Keogh
    Three thieves were caught on tape barging into a Brooklyn church on Sunday where controversial bishop Lamor Whitehead — an ally to Mayor Adams — was preaching and snatched $400,000 worth of jewelry off of him and his wife. Whitehead, the Rolls-Royce-driving bishop who recently tried to broker a deal for the surrender of a man accused of a subway murder to the mayor, was preaching at Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministry on Remsen Ave. near Avenue D in Canarsie about 11:15 a.m. Sunday when three masked bandits stormed into the church, the pastor and cops confirmed. When the armed...
  • Watch: Dems Openly Admit Gun Control Bill Will Confiscate Firearms In ‘Common Use’

    07/21/2022 5:41:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Summit News ^ | 21 July, 2022 | Steve Watson
    The problem is that they’re in common use.. New York Congressman Jerry Nadler openly admitted at a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week that the point of gun control legislation being pushed by Democrats is to confiscate firearms in “common use”. When questioned by GOP North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop if Democrats dispute that the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” proposes to ban guns currently in “common use” nation-wide, Nadler, chairman of the committee, replied “That’s the point of the bill.” “So, to clarify, Mr. Chairman, you’re saying it is the point of the bill to ban weapons that are...