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  • Bay Village priest faces backlash after he discusses LGBTQ controversy during Sunday sermon

    06/01/2023 10:54:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies ^ | May 30, 2023 | Molly Walsh
    Bay Village priest faces backlash after he discusses LGBTQ controversy during Sunday sermonCLEVELAND, Ohio – A Bay Village priest is facing backlash after saying the church is “under attack” and referencing a pro-LGBTQ nonprofit in a sermon Sunday.The Mass was interrupted when someone stood up and challenged the issue. Later, police were called to an incident outside of the house of worship.During a service at St. Raphael Parish, the Rev. Timothy W. Gareau, the church’s pastor, referenced the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being awarded the Community Hero Award by the Los Angeles Dodgers for service to the LGBTQ community.“Look at...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abp. Cordileone praises priests for ‘clandestinely’ offering Mass during COVID lockdowns

    06/01/2023 7:46:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 31, 2023 | Ashley Sadler
    [Catholic Caucus] Abp. Cordileone praises priests for ‘clandestinely’ offering Mass during COVID lockdowns‘I know that many of you … found ways to celebrate Mass for your people, even clandestinely,’ Archbishop Cordileone said. ‘I am grateful to you for that, and proud of you for doing so.’INCOLN, Nebraska (LifeSiteNews) — San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Friday expressed his gratitude and appreciation for priests who found creative ways to circumvent COVID-19 lockdown orders in order to offer Mass and provide the Holy Eucharist to Catholics during the height of the pandemic response.Cordileone made the remarks during a May 26 ceremony of...
  • Pride Month Goeth Before a Fall

    06/01/2023 7:17:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 1, 2023 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Pride Month Goeth Before a FallThe Rainbow Flag is a lie, plain and simple, and it shouldn’t be tolerated either on the conservative Christian side or the liberal secular side. It is pandering, it is patronizing, it is grooming.June is upon us and the rainbows are out full force—but could it be with a diminishing force? Unilaterally appropriated as “Pride Month,” the beginning of summer comes with the unfurling of the Rainbow Flag in neighborhoods, stores, and internet ads because anything less, at this point, would be branded as homophobic censorship. Get in line, fly the flag, cry “love is...
  • My Catholic Life!: Crying Out to Jesus - Thursday, June 1, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    06/01/2023 7:12:45 AM PDT · by fidelis · 3 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | June 1, 2023 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” Mark 10:46–47How do you pray? Do you ever “cry out” to Jesus with deep conviction and intensity? This blind man, Bartimaeus, sets for us a wonderful example of how we should pray to our Lord. First of all, the blind man was in a state of need. His...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings xx-June-2023

    06/01/2023 6:29:21 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    1 June 2023Saint Justin, Martyr on Thursday of week 8 in Ordinary TimeSt. Justin Martyr, Unionville, OntarioReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Red. Year: A(I).Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst readingEcclesiasticus 42:15-26 ©The work of the Lord is full of his gloryI will remind you of the works of the Lord, and tell of what I have seen.By the words of the Lord his works come into being and all creation obeys his will.As the sun in shining looks on all things, so the work of the Lord is full of his glory.The Lord has...
  • Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop Calls for ‘Pride Mass’ to Be Canceled

    05/31/2023 9:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 05/31/2023 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—The bishop of Pittsburgh is calling for a “Pride Mass” to be canceled, emphasizing that “independent sponsors” promoted the event to coincide with the secular Pride Month. The Mass was scheduled to take place on June 11, at 1 p.m. at Duquesne Holy Spirit Chapel, presided over by a Father Doug Boud (who did not respond to requests for comment). Fliers obtained by The Daily Signal said the event was co-hosted by various groups, including Catholics for Change in Our Church and the LGBTQ Ministry at St. Joseph the Worker. Those fliers also stated that the...
  • Shrinking Minority is Hoarding Wealth, Power, Cardinal Says

    05/31/2023 8:02:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Sun ^ | 5/30/23 | CNS
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People of faith and those working in the fields of science, economics and politics need to work together to help care for life and humanity’s common home, said Cardinal Michael Czerny, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. “Principles of interconnection and co-responsibility frame the climate as a common good and the planet as our common home. The call to protect, care and regenerate it must be a priority for everyone, regardless of one’s belonging to this or that religion or none at all,” he said May 23. “Important contributions include the scientific consensus,...
  • Catholic Church in California Grapples With Over 3,000 Lawsuits Alleging Abuse

    05/31/2023 7:53:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/30/23 | Alejandra Molina
    Advocates have been stunned by the number of cases that surfaced during this revival windowAt least a third of the 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in California have either filed for bankruptcy or are contemplating doing so to deal with an influx of lawsuits filed by survivors of childhood sexual abuse after a state law opened a three-year window in which cases were exempted from age limits. More than 3,000 lawsuits have been filed against the Catholic Church in California under a 2019 state law that also extended the statute of limitations to allow all alleged victims of sexual abuse to...
  • Dictatorship in Nicaragua Accuses Catholic Church of Money Laundering

    05/31/2023 7:42:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/30/23 | Walter Sanchez Silva
    ACI Prensa Staff, May 30, 2023 / 14:00 pm The Nicaraguan National Police, controlled by the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, published a statement May 27 accusing the Catholic Church of various crimes such as money laundering, a baseless charge according to human rights defenders. The statement says that the police conducted “investigations that led to the discovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars hidden in bags located in facilities belonging to the dioceses in the country,” such as Matagalpa and Estelí. The text also indicates that the investigations “confirmed the illegal withdrawal...
  • Catholic MLB pitcher Trevor Williams Calls for Boycott of LA Dodgers Over Drag ‘Nuns’ Blasphemy

    05/31/2023 7:37:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/30/23 | Doug Mainwaring
    Williams urged ‘my fellow Catholics to reconsider their support of an organization that allows this type of mockery of its fans to occur.’(LifeSiteNews) — MLB pitcher Trevor Williams has stepped up to the plate to urge Catholics to withhold support of the L.A. Dodgers in the wake of the team’s decision to re-invite the blasphemous anti-Catholic drag group the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” as Community Hero Award honorees next month. “As a devout Catholic, I am deeply troubled by the Dodgers’ decision to re-invite and honor the group ‘The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’ at their Pride Night this year,” wrote...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Our Role In God's Plan

    05/31/2023 6:11:28 PM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 5.31.23 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Luke 1:39-56Friends, today’s Gospel tells of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth. I’ve always been fascinated by Mary’s “haste” in this story of the Visitation. Upon hearing the message of Gabriel concerning her own pregnancy and that of her cousin, Mary “traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah” to see Elizabeth.Why did she go with such speed and purpose? Because she had found her mission, her role in the theo-drama. We are dominated today by the ego-drama in all of its ramifications and implications. The ego-drama is the play that I’m writing, I’m producing, I’m directing, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New Archbishop: "Homosexual" and “Kirchnerist”

    05/31/2023 3:03:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 31, 2023 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] New Archbishop: "Homosexual" and “Kirchnerist”An WhatsApp audio sent to friends by Father Rodrigo Vázquez, a former Argentinean army chaplain, has caused an uproar.Vázquez, a priest of San Nicolás Diocese, was with Jorge Ignacio García - whom Francis named to Buenos Aires - in seminary. García was ordained two years prior to Vázquez.“He is a homosexual, he supports homosexualism and all that crap, and he also supports terrorism, he is a Kirchnerist, a Peronist and a re-francisquista", says Vázquez.For him, García is “the worst thing that could have happened to us”, even “the worst of the worst.”After the audio...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Thousands of Catholics make 3-day pilgrimage in France for freedom, restoration of Latin Mass

    05/31/2023 11:50:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 30, 2023 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Thousands of Catholics make 3-day pilgrimage in France for freedom, restoration of Latin MassMany young Catholics were among the 20,000 who made the journey on foot from Paris to Chartres.CHARTRES, France (LifeSiteNews) — Over 20,000 Catholic pilgrims filled to overflowing the magnificent, iconic gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame du Chartres in France on Pentecost Monday, after walking three days from Paris as witness to their love for the Traditional Latin Mass, while praying for full freedom to be granted for the celebration of the Church’s ancient apostolic liturgy.READ: Half of the traditional Catholics on the Chartres pilgrimage were...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis, King by Divine Mandate. What No Pope Before Him Had Dared to Say

    05/31/2023 9:54:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 31, 2023 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis, King by Divine Mandate. What No Pope Before Him Had Dared to SayThe new fundamental law of Vatican City State was published the very day, May 13, when everyone’s attention was on the meeting between Francis and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. With the effect that the coverage was scanty and poor. When instead from its very first lines it marked a reckless and unprecedented turning point in the history and conception of the papacy.Mark well. The turning point does not lie in article 1 of the new fundamental law, in which it is written that “the Supreme...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Basilica Denied: Catholics Become Hurons

    05/31/2023 9:23:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 31, 2023 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Basilica Denied: Catholics Become HuronsAt Pentecost, Wisconsin Catholics wanted to attend Mass in union with the Paris-Chartres pilgrims.But the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians in Erin turned them down, so they improvised a chapel. Shawn Tribe explains on Facebook (May 30) that the setting reminded him of the Indian mission chapels that can still be found in places like Midland, Ontario or Canada.Below is the mission chapel of Sainte Marie among the Hurons in Ontario.
  • My Catholic Life!: Joy at the Presence of the Lord - Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    05/31/2023 8:02:39 AM PDT · by fidelis · 4 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | May 31, 2023 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:39–42The beautiful feast we celebrate today depicts two miraculous pregnancies. One came about by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. The other was the miraculous conception in the womb...
  • Put an End to the Madness!

    05/31/2023 7:48:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 29, 2023 | Regis Martin
    Put an End to the Madness!Pope Francis has to stop the madness, and until he steps in to do so the Church will continue to fracture and unravel, spiraling completely out of control.Unlike everyone else who witnessed the Holy Father taking a phone call in the middle of a General Audience in St. Peter’s Square the other day, I was not the least bit surprised. And why should I be, since I was the one who made the call? No sooner had I dialed the number than I was put immediately through to the pope, who seemed quite delighted to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 31-May-2023

    05/31/2023 4:34:47 AM PDT · by annalex · 11 replies
    Wednesday 31 May 2023The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary FeastMartyr Petronilla on the right, leading a young woman named Veneranda into the garden of Paradise Domitilla Catacomb, 4th Century, RomeReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: A(I).First readingZephaniah 3:14-18 ©The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midstShout for joy, daughter of Zion,Israel, shout aloud!Rejoice, exult with all your heart,daughter of Jerusalem!The Lord has repealed your sentence;he has driven your enemies away.The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midst;you have no more evil to fear.When that day comes, word will come to Jerusalem:Zion, have no fear,do not...
  • Mexican Archbishop Survives Knife Attack After Mass as Violence Against Clergy Continues

    05/30/2023 6:49:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/30/23 | Clare-Msarie Merkowsky
    DURANGO, Mexico (LifeSiteNews) — A Mexican Archbishop was attacked by a man armed with a knife as he greeted parishioners after Sunday Mass. On May 21, Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz of Durango, Mexico survived an attack by an 80-year-old man armed with a knife, following the murder of nine priests in Mexico since current Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office at the end of 2018, as reported by the Catholic News Agency. “God, the Most Holy Virgin, the Immaculate Conception, and the Holy Martyrs, who today on their feast day, have protected me from this aggression against my physical...
  • Canadian Police Ask for Public’s Help in Identifying Man Who Set Fire at Cathedral

    05/30/2023 6:34:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/26/23 | Joe Bukuras
    The man allegedly set a fire and assaulted two men at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary, located in the western province of Alberta.Photos of the man who allegedly set a fire at St. Mary's Cathedral and charged at two staff members are seen on May 19. (photo: Calgary Police Department)Local police in Canada are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly set a fire and assaulted two men at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary, located in the western province of Alberta. Police responded early in the morning to reports of a “deliberately set fire” at the...