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  • COVID and the Catholic Church

    12/19/2021 2:58:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 19, 2021 | Michael C. Hurley
    I opened YouTube one morning recently, as usual, to hear another excellent homily by a hugely popular young Catholic priest from Canada. The title of this episode revealed that the latest COVID madness of requiring vaccine passports for attendance at Mass had just come to Quebec. And yet, as I heard the priest begin his rebuttal to this astonishing overreach, my heart sank. This young priest made the grave error, as have nearly all of the clergy and Church hierarchy since the beginning of the pandemic, of first assuming that the spiritual mission and heavenly government of the Church must...
  • The European country where Islam has replaced Christianity. ( Netherlands )

    12/08/2021 2:49:41 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Israel National News Ltd. ^ | 08.12.21 | Giulio Meotti‏
    It is a country where so-called "dead churches", can be viewed and purchased on the Internet, Even a synagogue became a mosque... The Catholic Church in the Netherlands has entered such an unstoppable spiral, according to research by the Trouw newspaper, that eight out of ten parishes are in the red and will have to be closed. From 1970 to 2008, 400 Catholic churches were demolished or converted. Since then, the rate has accelerated dramatically. Two churches, on average, close every week. One fifth of all the churches in Holland have already been converted. Holland still has six thousand churches....
  • Biden Rightly Denied Communion By Parish Priest, But Not By Spineless Pope Francis

    11/01/2021 11:02:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | October 31, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It is a fundamental doctrine of the Catholic Church that life begins at conception and ends at natural death and that an abortion ending human life is a grave sin, as is funding and promoting abortions. . It is also a fundamental doctrine of the Catholic Church that when presenting themselves to receive Holy Communion they should not be in a state of grave mortal sin. Yet here was the Vicar of Christ receiving President Joe Biden without any public rebuke or condemnation of Joe Biden, our second Catholic President, for his support of abortion on demand and its funding...
  • FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Denied Holy Communion

    10/31/2021 9:46:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In an age of “cafeteria Catholics” who pick and choose which church doctrines they will adhere to and which they will ignore, an age where we have a Pope Francis, who would have us pray for the oceans and invites Amazonian “priests” and their fertility gods into the Vatican, it was refreshing to see a Catholic priest speak truth to power and tell a craven Catholic politician that abortion-on-demand is a moral evil opposed by the Catholic Church and to approve of it means you are unworthy of receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. You cannot be personally opposed to...
  • Pope Francis and Joe Biden Will Meet to Discuss 'Efforts Grounded in Respect for Fundamental Human Dignity'

    10/24/2021 1:42:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2021 | Rebecca Downs
    On Friday, resident Joe Biden is set to have an audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City. During this past Friday's press conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that "they will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for the poor." Extending that "respect for fundamental human dignity" of the unborn is not mentioned there. While the president considers and is heralded by supporters and many in the mainstream media as a "devout Catholic," he is at deep odds with the Catholic...
  • Pelosi and the Pope, No Wonder Catholicism is in Crisis

    10/11/2021 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    Two super liberal Catholics in very important positions met this weekend in Rome, Italy. On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Photos and videos showed the Pope warmly greeting Pelosi and her husband at his official residence. This encounter will be followed by the Pope meeting with another liberal Catholic, resident Joe Biden, in late October. The Pope met with the Speaker and her husband in the immediate aftermath of a Fox News investigation that showed the couple had accumulated a net worth of $315 million by 2020, with a shocking increase of...
  • No, Ana Navarro, the Principle of Separation of Church and State Does Not Justify Abortion

    10/05/2021 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2021 | Katherine Blakeman
    No, Ana Navarro, the Principle of Separation of Church and State Does Not Justify AbortionAna Navarro, a co-host of ‘The View,’ recently opined that she would not personally decide to kill her unborn child by abortion because of her Catholic upbringing, but she also believes the principle of separation of church and state prohibits her from imposing that view on others. Navarro’s is an often repeated but nonsensical argument that should be dispensed with once and for all—especially coming from a self-proclaimed Catholic. Her comment sadly reveals she understands neither Catholic teaching on the intrinsic evil of abortion nor the...
  • Pelosi's bishop calls for massive 'campaign of prayer and fasting' for 'her conversion of heart' on abortion | Fox News

    10/01/2021 2:44:19 AM PDT · by Black Conservative Voice · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.01.2021 | Sam Dorman
    The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for a "massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting" for the conversion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's heart as she pursues what pro-lifers have called "radical" abortion legislation. "Witness the House of Representatives’ passage of HR 3755, which would impose abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy," Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said of the California Democrat in a statement Wednesday. "A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I am therefore inviting all...
  • Vatican requires vaccine pass for visitors, employees

    09/20/2021 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 9/20/2021 | Hannah Brockhaus
    The Vatican will require all visitors and personnel to show a COVID-19 pass proving they have been vaccinated, have recovered from the coronavirus, or have tested negative for the disease in order to enter the city state beginning Oct. 1. To enter Vatican territory, tourists and other visitors, employees, and officials will be required to show a digital or paper Covid Certificate issued by the Vatican or another country, according to an ordinance published Sept. 20. The president of Vatican City State, Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, issued the ordinance at the request of Pope Francis, who asked “to take all appropriate...
  • George Soros Open Society-US Exec Attacks Catholic Church in Op-ed for Not Backing Biden

    09/16/2021 1:09:56 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/16/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The head honcho for liberal billionaire George Soros’s Open Society-U.S. is attacking the Catholic Church for being against President Joe Biden’s grotesque pro-unborn baby slaughter agenda. Open Society-U.S. Executive Director Thomas Perriello wrote a disgusting op-ed for Politico Magazine headlined: “Biden Is the Most Pro-Family President in Decades. So Why Is the Catholic Church Attacking Him?” Perriello tried to prop up President Joe Biden’s “pro-family” bona fides despite the fact he has supported codifying Roe v. Wade (1973) and was reported to back abortion up until the moment of birth. Perriello instead sought to deflect from abortion altogether as he...
  • Our ‘Devoutly Catholic’ President Is Neither Devout Nor Really Catholic

    09/08/2021 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 8, 2021 | Robert Busek
    President Biden’s reaction to Texas’s law protecting unborn lives shows that his Catholicism is little more than cynical political theater.Last week, President Biden vigorously defended allowing women to kill their inconvenient unborn children by denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 refusal to block Texas’s abortion law from going into effect. He went on to accuse the court majority of fomenting “unconstitutional chaos” and to promise his administration would initiate a “whole of government” response to the Texas law.It’s remarkable that “Sleepy Joe” has worked himself up into such a lather over this. Other concerns might more legitimately qualify for a...
  • Top Arizona Catholic High School Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine, Masks

    08/23/2021 6:12:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2021 | Rachel Alexander
    The most prominent Catholic high school in Arizona has decided to require masks and COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff, sparking outrage. Brophy College Preparatory, where Governor Doug Ducey’s children attended, announced the policy earlier this month. Any student who refuses to be vaccinated will be required to undergo onerous testing twice a week, and the mask mandate will be in place indoors until at least September 10. Oddly, the girls’ associated high school, Xavier Prep, does not have a vaccine mandate; if the vaccine is so imperative, why are they exempt? The mandate is strange considering there is no...
  • Nicaragua’s Vice President Calls Priests and Bishops ‘Devils’

    08/18/2021 8:03:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/17/21 | Ines San Martin
    ROME – With virtually no opposition leader left to imprison, the government of Nicaragua has moved on to its one remaining obstacle for securing reelection: The Church. According to Rosario Murillo, the country’s vice president, the bishops and priests of the Catholic Church are the “sons of the devil” who supported the months-long civil uprising that began in April 2018 that left at least 320 dead, thousands wounded, tens of thousands exiled, and deepened the political, social and economic crises in the Central American Country. “It was a diabolical interruption of a few weeks when they wanted to snatch everything...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Abortion Defense Signals Alarming Trend

    07/26/2021 4:09:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2021 | Katie Yoder
    Politicians who support pro-abortion legislation are engaging in a new trend: publicly citing their faith while addressing abortion. This easily leads to confusion when a politician’s position on abortion disagrees with his or her religion. It’s a distinction that many in the media all too often miss. Most recently, these comments tying abortion and faith together are from politicians who identify as Catholic, a religion that recognizes abortion as a grave evil. The latest example comes from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who openly cited her Catholic faith while defending taxpayer-funded abortion. “As a devout Catholic and mother of five...
  • Pope calls for an end to ‘intransigent defense of tradition’

    07/02/2021 6:34:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    Pope calls for an end to ‘intransigent defense of tradition’In his homily for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Pope appeared to compare ‘rigid’ Catholics to St. Paul’s persecution of the ChurchVATICAN CITY, June 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In his homily for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis has once again launched an attack on so-called “rigid” Catholics, seemingly comparing them to the way St. Paul acted before his conversion, claiming that Paul was freed by God from his “rigid and inflexible” religious zeal.Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Vatican today — with the largest...
  • 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...
  • Everything Corporate Media Said About The Bishops’ Conference Is False

    06/25/2021 9:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2021 | Haley Strack
    Leftist media is politicizing the bishops’ meeting — not the other way around. And their almost every interpretation of the meeting is misguided and blatantly false.Last week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to advance a document that will discuss “Eucharistic coherence,” which Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila called an “opportunity for me and all bishops to recommit ourselves to an unapologetic preaching of Jesus Christ.” In the aftermath, corporate media once again proved themselves to be arbiters of hypocrisy, with headline after headline criticizing the church for allegedly politicizing the Eucharist.Among others, NPR reported “Bishops Vote to Rethink...
  • Politics Is Paramount In The Unfaithful’s Pro-Abortion War On The Catholic Bishops

    06/24/2021 10:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2021 | Kylee Zempel
    Will the church view the culture war through the gospel, or will it view the gospel through the culture war? One approach is biblical. The other is deadly.Thanks to a communion controversy being clarified by the U.S. Catholic bishops and a continued insistence by President Joe Biden that his public actions are actually deeply personal matters, abortion is the issue of the day — and with it, questions of religious faithfulness.Corporate media are teaming up with nominal Catholics to smear the faithful as bad-faith political actors, while traditional Catholics work to convince an unconvinceable political class that their deeply held...
  • Equality Act Slams the Door on Religious Freedom

    06/23/2021 4:00:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2021 | Star Parker
    The Supreme Court's recent decision, Fulton v. Philadelphia, is justifiably getting mixed reviews. Catholic Social Services sued the city of Philadelphia, through the Philadelphia Archdiocese, for canceling its 50-year contract with the Catholic social services agency because it refuses to certify same-sex couples as foster families for the purpose of foster care. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of CSS, finding that Philadelphia violated its First Amendment protections. The criticism is that the decision was narrow and technical, skirting the core question of how we understand religious liberty today, when it is under assault almost everywhere. According to existing precedent,...
  • Democrat warns Catholic Church it may be stripped of tax-exempt status if politicians are denied communion

    06/21/2021 7:25:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    As U.S. Catholic bishops draft a controversial document on whether priests can deny communion to politicians who support abortion, one House Democrat has warned that the Catholic Church could lose its tax-exempt status if churches institute such a ban. “If they’re going to politically weaponize religion by ‘rebuking’ Democrats who support women’s reproductive choice, then a ‘rebuke’ of their tax-exempt status may be in order,” wrote Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., in a Twitter post lashing out at Catholic bishops. Huffman's post came after nearly 60 House Democrats released a “statement of principles to warn the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...