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  • Surrendering Christendom

    09/25/2023 5:37:35 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | September 25, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    As a promotional tie-in for The Mark Steyn Show's demographic whirlwind special, the Italian government very kindly arranged for the island of Lampedusa to be swamped by sub-Saharan Africans who in a couple of days wound up outnumbering the locals three-to-one. On the crude arithmetic my guests were explaining, what's to stop that becoming the ratio of the entire continent? But hey, what's the big deal? The hack pontiff was in Marseilles to finger-wag: "Those who risk their lives at sea do not invade, they look for welcome, for life" he said. "As for the emergency, the phenomenon of migration...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Revolution From the Top in the Catholic Church

    07/22/2023 12:35:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Stream ^ | July 21, 2023 | Joseph D’Hippolito
    [Catholic Caucus] Revolution From the Top in the Catholic ChurchIf personnel is policy, as corporate consultants proclaim, then two of Pope Francis’ most recent appointments reflect his goal to impose his vision on the Catholic Church at the expense of its remaining theological and moral credibility.One is the new head of the Vatican’s highest theological body, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, the new name for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The other, who is organizing next month’s World Youth Day, reinforces Francis’ globalist vision, which effectively denies the Gospel, as The Stream reported.Both men...
  • Hospitals In Nation’s Largest Catholic Healthcare System Perform Transgender Surgeries, Bombshell Report Finds

    06/12/2023 3:47:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    DailyWire. ^ | Spencer Lindquist
    Hospitals within America’s largest Catholic nonprofit health system perform sex change operations, according to a bombshell new report. The 64-page report, which details CommonSpirit Health’s promotion of transgenderism, was published by the Lepanto Institute, a Catholic organization “dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within.” “The largest Catholic health system in the United States, CommonSpirit Health, is acting directly against Catholic moral teaching in direct defiance of its Catholic identity,” the institute states. “This report will provide indisputable proof of gross defiance of Catholic moral teaching on the part of CommonSpirit...
  • Sanctuary state California and woke Gov. Gavin Newsom investigating 'state-sanctioned kidnapping' after migrants arrive on doorstep of Sacramento church without 'advance warning'

    06/05/2023 12:57:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/23 | James Gordon
    Sanctuary state California and woke Governor Gavin Newsom are investigating 'state-sanctioned kidnapping' after 16 migrants were dropped on the doorstep of a Sacramento church without 'advance warning'. The young Venezuelan and Colombian men and women were dropped off on Friday outside the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento without 'advance warning' and with only a backpack's worth of belongings each, said Eddie Carmona, campaign director at PICO California, a faith-based community organizing group that has been assisting the migrants. The migrants had entered Texas via the southern border. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement to say they had been transported...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/30/2023 Musk Opposes Decoupling Of US-China Economies, Biden Warns Uganda Of Consequences For Homosexuality Law, Drone Attacks In Moscow Area Denounced As Terrorism By Putin, NATO Sends More Troops To Balkans

    05/30/2023 7:06:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/30/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang meeting Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Beijing... North Korean Spy Satellite Launch Effort Fails As Rocket Plunges Into Sea... The South African government intends to pass a law allowing it discretion in complying with International Criminal Court arrest warrants... Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva proposing a common currency for South America... The US military says that the pilot of a Chinese warplane performed an unsafe maneuver near a US spy plane in the South China Sea last week... Joe Biden is warning Uganda of sanctions and other penalties if it does not immediately...
  • New revelations of FBI efforts to infiltrate Catholic Church provoke storm of protest

    04/16/2023 7:41:24 AM PDT · by CFW · 30 replies
    Just the News ^ | 4/15/23 | Nick Givas
    Revelations this week of FBI efforts to develop intelligence sources inside the Catholic Church elicited howls of protest — from Capitol Hill, the Church and an FBI whistleblower. Amid the latest revelations of political bias and retaliation by the FBI, Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is calling for the increasingly polarizing law enforcement agency to be purged of politicized personnel and possibly defunded. "I think if I could still be shocked — after having been in Congress for a while — this was one of the most shocking things that I've seen," Biggs told the John Solomon Reports podcast on...
  • Okay, So It Looks as if the U.S. Justice Department Probably Has Spies in Catholic Churches

    03/02/2023 7:16:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/02/2023 | Robert Spencer
    In a heated exchange with Gestapo chief Merrick Garland at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) directly challenged Garland’s viciously corrupt and politicized “Justice” Department, and zeroed in on the once-respected agency’s targeting of traditionalist Roman Catholics. While Garland maintained, in the teeth of the available evidence, that the department is not actually targeting Catholics, he claimed not to know how many spies and informants the feds have in those hotbeds of terrorism, traditional Catholic parishes. In other words, he didn’t say they didn’t have any such spies and informants. So if you’re Catholic, be watchful:...
  • Another Catholic Church Becomes a Mosque in Buffalo, New York

    02/19/2023 3:49:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/19/2023 | Thom Nickels
    While Dearborn, Michigan is home to the largest Muslim population in the United States, Buffalo, New York, is fast becoming a serious contender for that title. Why Buffalo, with its horrendous, inhospitable winter weather? Wikipedia tells us that there has been a large influx of inhabitants to Buffalo of Arab descent, mainly from Yemen. This has caused the Muslim population of the city to skyrocket. Wikipedia also informs the reader that, “Since the 1950s and 1960s, the greater portion of the Jewish population has moved to the suburban areas outside of the city, or to the city’s upper West Side.”...
  • Departing from Africa, Pope Francis renews call to end anti-sodomy laws

    02/07/2023 7:57:08 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/05/2023 | Staff
    In a novel in-air press conference with the head of the Church of England and the head of the Church of Scotland, Pope Francis repeated his remarks first made on January 25 about the need for an end to anti-sodomy laws.Noting that some 50 countries have anti-sodomy laws, Francis said as he was returning from a six-day trip to Africa, “The criminalization of homosexuality is a problem that cannot be ignored.”While the laws criminalize behaviors and not inclinations, Pope Francis conflated the two concepts in his remarks, saying of the anti-sodomy laws: “Persons with homosexual tendencies are children of God....
  • Pope Francis says homosexuality is ‘not a crime’ in interview with the Associated Press

    01/25/2023 10:08:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 25, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis says homosexuality is ‘not a crime’ in interview with the Associated PressPope Francis appears to contradict the teaching of saints and Church Fathers in his latest comments regarding homosexuality.ANALYSISVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — In a new interview conducted with the Associated Press, Pope Francis has once again issued brief, confusing comments on the issue of homosexuality, which seem to firmly contradict the Catholic Church’s teaching through the centuries.“Being homosexual is not a crime,” the Pontiff said, “but it’s a sin.”He made the remarks in a sit down interview he gave to the Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday, which was...
  • The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

    01/25/2023 8:26:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    AP News ^ | January 25, 2023 | Nicole Winfield
    The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crimePope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.” But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and said...
  • California Church Vandalized Three Times Since Christmas, Suspect Apprehended

    01/14/2023 6:20:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/12/23 | Joe Bukuras
    Boston, Mass., Jan 12, 2023 / 15:55 pm Among the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on Catholic churches in the United States, St. Mary Catholic Church in Escondido, California, has been vandalized three times since Christmas. Father Scott Herrera, the church’s pastor, told CNA Thursday that he believes the vandal, who was caught on security cameras in all three incidents, is the same person. Herrera said that police notified him that a suspect was apprehended in connection with the vandalism. The suspect’s identity, however, has not been revealed yet to the church. Herrera said that the man first...
  • Canada Census Shows 2 Million Fewer Catholics as Disaffiliation Grows

    11/09/2022 6:31:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/27/22 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver Newsroom, Oct 27, 2022 / 19:00 pm The Catholic population in Canada has declined by almost 2 million people in the last 10 years, the Canadian census has found in a report that indicates the religiously unaffiliated now outnumber Catholics. The latest census figures, compiled in 2021, show the Catholic Canadian population has declined to 10.9 million. Catholics now make up about 29.9% of the country’s people. According to the 2011 census, the Catholic population that year was 12.8 million. Just 53.3% of Canadians, 19.3 million people, now identify as Christian, a decline from 67.3% in 2011 and 77.1%...
  • Vietnam's White House' Nuns Mark Return to Hanoi

    11/01/2022 7:29:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    UCANews ^ | 10/20/22
    Special Mass celebrates 10th anniversary of the restoration of St. Paul de Chartres Hanoi province St. Paul de Chartres nuns in Vietnam's capital, who had to leave for other places due to wars, recently celebrated the anniversary of the re-establishment of their province. On Oct. 17, Singapore-based Archbishop Marek Zalewski, non-resident representative of the Holy See to Vietnam, presided at a special Mass to mark the 10th anniversary of restoring St. Paul de Chartres Hanoi province at their mother house in downtown Hanoi. Present at the celebration attended by hundreds of people were Archbishops Joseph Vu Van Thien of Hanoi...
  • A Priest from the Island to Pope Francis: ‘The People of Cuba Feel Ashamed of You for Others’

    09/27/2022 6:20:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Cuban priest Jose Conrado Rodríguez Alegre sent an open letter to Pope Francis in which he reprimanded him for his silence in the face of outrage by various totalitarian regimes.Especially Cuba. According to the Catholic parish priest of the San Francisco de Paula Church, in Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, “We know very well that when the Holy See does not explicitly and firmly defend the victims, totalitarian governments feel free to take action against their victims.” “I must admit that it has become more difficult for me to honestly affirm that ‘The Pope often surprises me, but he never lets me...
  • Dominicans Venerate the Virgin of Altagracia

    08/15/2022 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 4 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 15, 2022 |
    (Translation) [Dominican] President Luis Abinader asked the Virgin of Altagracia to keep protecting the Dominican people and "to God to bless us always". The leader pointed out that veneration of the Virgin, which began with a promise from lancers from El Seibo and Higüey to help them survive a battle where the Spaniards defeated the French in 1691, is the same Dominicans have today of the virgin who "will keep being our protector". "She is our mother and, as such, she intercedes with God to favor her children," President Abinader stressed. He said that "there is not a single corner...
  • Nicaraguan Regime Keeps Catholic Bishop Under House Arrest

    08/15/2022 7:13:49 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 5 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 15, 2022 |
    (Translation) Eleven days after being placed under house arrest at the Bishop's Palace by the National Police, Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez, a critic of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, called on the Catholic faithful via Facebook to pray for his release. The bishop, five priests, three seminarians, and two laypeople remain held in the bishop's residence since August 4 accused by police of supposedly attempting to organize "violent groups". This is the most recent in [a series of] clashes between the Catholic Church and the Ortega regime which have spanned 43 years.
  • Drive-by gunshots target Denver-area Catholic church

    08/10/2022 2:15:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 8, 2022 | Kevin J. Jones
    A gunman shot at a Denver-area Catholic church in separate early morning incidents Saturday and Monday. No one was hurt, but one estimate suggests the gunshots caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Parish staff stressed the need to pray for the perpetrator and emphasized that they are taking the utmost security precautions. “We are praying for the conversion of whoever did this,” Deacon Derrick Johnson of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church told CNA Aug 8. “If there’s any opportunity to speak to that person, we’d be happy to speak with them and have a dialogue.”...
  • Pelosi: ‘We Had the Pleasure of Attending Mass This Morning With His Holiness and Many, Many, Many Leaders of the Church’

    07/01/2022 1:19:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 74 replies
    cnsnews ^ | cnsnews
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday visited the “Christian community” of Sant’Egidio in Rome after visiting the Vatican and told the people there that she had “had the pleasure of attending Mass this morning with His Holiness.” “We had the pleasure of attending Mass this morning with His Holiness and many, many, many leaders of the Church,” said Pelosi. “And [Pope] Francis’ name always reminds me of St. Francis saying: ‘We preach the Gospel; sometimes, use words.’ We also pray that—ask God in his anthem, in his song of St. Francis, to make us all instruments of God’s peace,” she...
  • Why Green Became a Symbol of Abortion Rights Fight The color green is often spotted on abortion rights demonstrators. Here's a quick look at why

    06/26/2022 10:13:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 24, 2022 | Madeline Herron
    A number of people are spotted wearing green or waving green flags at abortion rights demonstrations. After the Supreme Court's landmark ruling Friday eliminating the federal right to abortion, a pro-abortion-rights advocate scaled one of the arches of D.C.’s Frederick Douglass Bridge and flew a green banner. Why is green a symbol of abortion rights? This color choice is no accident, as it is a symbol of similar movements previously held in other countries. The Latin American abortion rights movement, also known as the "green tide" or "green wave" has roots in Argentina. Marta Alanis, founder of Catholics for the...