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  • The Bishops’ Misapplication Of Catholic Charity, And The Evil On Our Southern Border

    09/24/2021 9:17:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/24/2021 | Christopher Bedford
    “Dear God, I ask you that you help me get out of here and that you take care of my mom.”That’s a prayer that the bishop of El Paso, Texas brought to a meeting of 20 Catholic bishops and Vatican officials. It’s a child’s prayer, written in Spanish, collected from a migrant in a tent city south of the border. It’s heart-wrenching; there’s no soul as innocent as a child’s, and in this simple plea, it shows.But there’s no peace coming to children like these; not right now, in this moment — at least not in this world.The images flickering...
  • List of bishops already suppressing or tentatively supporting Latin Mass after Pope’s new document

    07/20/2021 6:08:29 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 20, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    LifeSite has compiled a non-exhaustive, researched list of prelates who have opted to use the motu proprio to restrict the Traditional Mass, as well as those who have granted permission for the Mass to continue – for now. Less than 24 hours after Pope Francis promulgated his new motu proprio restricting the celebration of the traditional liturgy, bishops across the world began to issue restrictions against the traditional liturgy, although some prelates have granted temporary permissions for the current “status quo” to continue. Pope Francis issued his new motu proprio entitled Traditiones Custodes, on Friday, July 16, promoting a number...
  • U.S. Catholic Bishops Say There Will Be 'No National Policy' on Denying Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

    06/27/2021 11:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/27/2021 | Rick Moran
    Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are trying to clarify their position and deal with the confusion caused by their announcement last week that they would create a teaching document on the Holy Eucharist or the meaning of Communion. The statement caused many to speculate that the church was looking to deny President Joe Biden and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians from receiving Communion.The speculation was misplaced, said the bishops.“There will be no national policy on withholding Communion from politicians,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a Q&A document dated June 21.“The intent is to present a...
  • God Is On Your Side: A Statement from Catholic Bishops on Protecting LGBT Youth

    06/26/2021 7:17:22 PM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 44 replies
    Tyler Clementi ^ | January 26, 2021 | Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin
    As Catholic Bishops in the United States, we join with the Tyler Clementi Foundation in standing up for at-risk LGBT youth in our country. As we see in the Gospels, Jesus Christ taught love, mercy and welcome for all people, especially for those who felt persecuted or marginalized in any way; and the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that LGBT people are to be treated with “respect, compassion and sensitivity.” All people of goodwill should help, support, and defend LGBT youth; who attempt suicide at much higher rates than their straight counterparts; who are often homeless because of families...
  • Communion for Joe Biden? It slowly dawns on Catholic bishops that they better stand for something

    06/19/2021 10:02:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2021 | Monica Showalter
    After a long slumber, it looks as if the Catholic bishops are waking up to the nature of the assault on Church teachings from abortion-favoring Democrats, such as Joe Biden, who use their status as Catholics to rope in votes.Here's what they are up to, according to the Associated Press:U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a "teaching document" that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.The decision, vehemently opposed by a minority of bishops, came despite appeals from the Vatican for a more cautious...
  • FOR THE CARE OF SOULS [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2021 9:31:22 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    First Things ^ | 5 . 18 . 21 | James S. Wall
    In the past few months, several Catholic bishops have issued statements on the question of whether to publicly deny pro-abortion politicians the Eucharist. I am grateful to all my brother bishops who have courageously spoken out on this thorny subject. When bishops share according to their conscience and listen to others' points of view, they foster genuine dialogue—a necessary step on the path to unity. I would therefore like to respond to Bishop Robert McElroy’s recent essay, “The Eucharist is being weaponized for political ends. This must not happen.” His title suggests that political motives are driving the bishops' current...
  • US Catholic Bishops expected to advise denying communion to pro-abortion politicians

    04/30/2021 7:43:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2021 | Ryan Foley
    United States bishops are considering formalizing their opposition to pro-abortion Catholic politicians receiving communion as they continue to speak out against President Joe Biden, a Catholic, over his support for abortion. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, scheduled to hold a national meeting in June, is considering approving a draft document that would advise Catholic politicians who support abortion not to receive communion. The consideration of the document comes as Biden continues to advocate for liberal abortion policies that directly conflict with the teachings of his faith, specifically, that all human life is sacred from natural conception until natural death....
  • Bishop Bätzing Opens Path to Protestants Receiving Catholic Communion in Germany

    04/29/2021 6:24:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 4/23/21 | Edward Pentin
    In his latest challenge to Rome’s authority, the president of the German bishops conference is publicly rejecting recent Vatican instructions regarding this issue.In his latest salvo to challenge Rome's authority, the president of Germany’s bishops’ conference has said that any German Protestant who wishes to receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church on Ökumenischen Kirchentag — a day of Christian unity in May — may do so. “Anyone who is Protestant and attends Communion can receive Communion,” Bishop Georg Bätzing told an online discussion in Frankfurt on Thursday about the May 15 event that usually brings thousands of Christians to...
  • Catholic Bishops May Press Biden to Stop Taking Communion Because of Abortion Views

    04/29/2021 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 29, 2021 | AP
    When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights. At issue is a document that will be prepared for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by its Committee on Doctrine, with the aim of clarifying the church’s stance on an issue that has repeatedly vexed the bishops in recent decades. It’s taken on new urgency now, in the eyes of many bishops, because Biden — only the second Catholic...
  • Priests Calling The Mask Police Is Simply More Evidence Of The Church Hierarchy’s Corruption

    04/19/2021 12:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2021 | Auguste Mayrat
    Most bishops now less resemble the apostles and more the Pharisees and Sadducees, trading moral and spiritual authority for worldly prestige and wealth.As many Christians can attest, and as Carina Benton details here, priests across the country are kicking out parishioners for not complying with their mask mandates. Sometimes, as Father Milton Ryan did with pregnant mother Deidre Hairston after she received communion at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Dallas, Texas, they will even resort to having law enforcement escort them out of the building during Mass. What’s more, many bishops fully support their priests taking such actions. In a...
  • What Happened to the USCCB Working Group on Joe Biden?

    02/19/2021 6:09:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 2/18/21 | Matt Hadro
    The working group, formed in November, met twice and produced two recommendations by the end of the year 2020.WASHINGTON — A source at the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has disputed the notion that a special working group formed to deal with new President Joe Biden was terminated prematurely this week. Reports earlier this week at the National Catholic Reporter indicated that the USCCB’s working group on dealing with new President Joe Biden was “disbanded,” just three months after it was formed in November after the presidential election. According to a USCCB source with knowledge of the situation, however, it is...
  • U.S. Bishops Say Catholics Have ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Be Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

    12/17/2020 1:37:02 AM PST · by Robwin · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 15 Dec 2020 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Leaders of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB) declared Monday that Catholics have a “moral responsibility” to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.“Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community,” state Fort Wayne Bishop Kevin Rhoades, chairman of the U.S Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, and Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, in a joint statement."In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good,”...
  • Church Leaders Who Cancel Christmas Services Are Clinging To Government Lies, Not Christ

    12/02/2020 9:59:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 2, 2020 | Carina Benton
    We should demand that our pastors mark the Nativity with pomp and refuse to support churches whose leaders cower behind the lie that church is nonessential. The Supreme Court’s ruling last Wednesday against discriminatory targeting of religious groups with COVID-19 restrictions marked a significant victory in the ongoing battle to preserve religious liberty. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, hostile stakeholders in public office have assaulted the first freedom through superciliously labeling religious services “nonessential.” Christians in much of the country now find themselves in the demeaning and intolerable position of being allowed to worship only in the manner and...
  • List of cardinals, bishops, priests who are warning Catholics about pro-abortion Biden-Harris ticket: 'But if abortion is intrinsically can Catholics vote for a candidate like Biden?'

    10/20/2020 7:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/20/2020 | Charles Robertson
    October 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – More than a dozen Catholic cardinals, bishops, and priests have spoken out strongly against the pro-abortion presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, not only because of their assault against the preborn but also because of their positions on marriage and religious liberty. Although Catholic prelates cannot officially endorse a candidate for the upcoming election, they are able to form the consciences of the faithful by highlighting the most important issues and moral principles to consider while casting their vote. Sometimes they also point out how certain policies or party platforms relate to...
  • Why abortion will end in America the moment Catholic bishops say it ends

    10/19/2020 1:10:58 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/19/2020 | Patrick Yanke
    October 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Church doesn’t take partisan positions in elections. However, standing against evil isn’t a partisan position, it’s a primary duty. The Church has a duty—a moral obligation—to speak publicly and proclaim the truth about those who are attacking our culture, families, marriages, and the most vulnerable—babies in the womb. Religious duty only seems to be a political statement when evil is sponsored by a political party—but that just makes the situation more grave and urgent. The consequences of this battle are both temporal and eternal.“The grave danger today is not religion in politics but politics...
  • Letter to the Catholic Bishops in America

    10/02/2020 7:22:55 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 5 replies
    Yanke Academy, LLC ^ | 9/25/2020 | pgyanke
    Your Excellencies, I understand the policies expressed by the Church in regards to not taking partisan positions in elections. However, standing against evil isn’t a partisan position. It only seems to be a political statement when evil is sponsored by a political party—but that is even more dangerous. We don’t inject the Church into politics, the politicians have injected themselves into issues of life and death. We would be derelict to not respond. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: 58. The Church is involved in the political process but is not partisan. The Church cannot champion any candidate or party. Our...
  • Common Sense for the Catholic Voter

    09/10/2020 10:26:59 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 15 replies
    More than any other identifiable group of Americans, Catholics have the ability to single-handedly turn this country away from its descent into the culture of death. Simply standing for our Faith is all that is required. However, in recent elections, our politicians have catered to favored minority groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation. The one group neglected in this narrative is Christians (in general), and Catholics (in particular). It’s crazy to consider that our governments at all levels have grown increasingly hostile to the Christian worldview when we make up 65% of the population—with Roman...
  • Defeating the Culture of Death: The Pro-Life Vote

    09/08/2020 7:05:42 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 2 replies ^ | 8 September 2020 | pgyanke
    The 2004 presidential election pitted incumbent George W. Bush vs Catholic Democratic challenger John F. Kerry. Their second debate was televised live on the evening before “Respect Life Sunday.” During the debate, a question was asked by an audience member on whether tax dollars will go to support abortion under their respective administrations. John Kerry responded first. He gave a two-minute answer that meandered in and out of the issue but ended with the affirmation that, yes, under his administration, tax dollars would support abortion. George Bush stood up, walked over to her, and told her to her face, “My...
  • US Bishops Applaud Trump Admin Over Fetal Tissue Research Decision

    08/21/2020 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 21, 2020 | Catholic News Agency
    The U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee praised the Trump administration on Thursday after a federal ethics advisory board recommended against federal funding of fetal tissue research. The Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—set up by the Trump administration to review grant proposals for federally-funded fetal tissue research conducted outside of NIH facilities—issued its report on Tuesday. In its report, the advisory board said that members voted to withhold federal funding of 13 different fetal tissue research proposals, and voted not to withhold funding of one such proposal. In response, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of...
  • If the Sacraments Aren’t Essential, Nothing Is Essential

    06/17/2020 1:51:31 AM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 11 replies
    Last year, I wrote a column arguing that if priests and bishops refuse to stand up for the Sacrament of Matrimony, they will eventually grow reluctant to stand up for the other sacraments as well. ... [T]hat’s a prediction that has come true in ways far worse than I could have imagined. ... The end-of-life sacramental issues have been the most newsworthy. ... There have also been beginning-of-life sacramental issues, as infant baptisms have been postponed indefinitely. (Presumably, some Catholic parents have baptized their own babies during this time. But with catechetics as it is in America, many Catholic parents are unaware...