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  • Bishops Should Give Democrats Who Support Murder The Saint Ambrose Treatment

    07/23/2021 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 23, 2021 | Robert Busek
    In the fourth century, St. Ambrose of Milan spoke truth to power. U.S. bishops could learn something from him.On Saturday, New Mexico state Sen. Joe Cervantes, a Democrat from Las Cruces, tweeted that because he voted to repeal a state law that criminalized abortion, he was denied communion by Bishop Peter Baldacchino, apparently after several warnings (something the senator conveniently neglected to mention).I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office. My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last was run off. Please...
  • New Mexico state senator denied Communion over 'political office'

    07/20/2021 3:57:58 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | July 19, 2021 | Daniel Chacon
    A dispute within the Catholic Church over whether politicians who support abortion rights should be allowed to receive the sacrament of Communion is hitting close to home. State Sen. Joe Cervantes, a Las Cruces Democrat, tweeted Saturday morning he was denied Communion on Friday “based on [his] political office.” In his tweet, Cervantes wrote he was denied Communion, or the Eucharist, “by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces,” apparently referring to Peter Baldacchino, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces. “My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last [priest] was run...
  • [Catholic Caucus]What St. Junipero Serra shows about Eucharistic coherence

    07/06/2021 2:22:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 1, 2021 | Phil Lawler
    [Catholic Caucus] What St. Junipero Serra shows about Eucharistic coherenceWhat does an 18th-century Franciscan missionary have to do with a 21st-century debate about abortion and communion? Bear with me, and I’ll explain.First let me make a confession. I’ve been working full-time as a Catholic journalist for nearly 40 years now, and I still don’t know what bishops do all day.Oh, I don’t mean that quite literally. I know what fills the hours: meetings, mostly. I’ve even seen some bishops’ daily schedules. Running a diocese, like running any large organization, requires a lot of time and effort.But what are they doing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It would be wrong to deny communion to Biden [barf alert]

    06/19/2021 6:31:37 PM PDT · by chajin · 28 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 6/19/2021 | Ruth Gledhill
    For the Catholic Church in the US, the past few decades have not been good. Thousands have deserted the pews already out of disgust at paedophile priests, cover ups and other manifestations of gross hypocrisy. Bishops for years kept themselves busy moving paedophile priests from parish to parish, diocese to diocese – all the while, presumably, allowing these priests who raped little boys and girls to receive communion. At the same time, countless lay Catholics have been denied access to the Eucharist for "sins" such as remarrying after divorcing an abusive or adulterous spouse. One now-notorious US priest, when challenged...
  • Biden’s top diplomatic aide headed to Vatican next week

    06/19/2021 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 22 replies
    Crux ^ | June 19, 2021 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – On Friday the U.S. State Department confirmed a European tour for United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken next week that will include stops in Italy and the Vatican, where he is expected to meet with top Holy See officials. According to the State Department’s June 18 communique, Blinken’s tour will last from June 22-29. He will first visit Berlin and Paris before coming to Italy, making stops in Rome, the Vatican, Bari, and Matera. While in Rome, he will co-chair a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS alongside Italian Foreign Minister Luigi De Maio, and...
  • 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...
  • Archbishop Di Noia says his letter to Archbishop Gomez was routine

    06/19/2021 4:35:14 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 17, 2021 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY — Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said a letter he sent in late May to the president of the U.S. bishops' conference was simply "a letter of acknowledgment" of the receipt of communication from him. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, read from Di Noia's letter June 16 at the U.S. bishops' meeting. Di Noia said he thought the letter was read "in order to demonstrate the collaborative relationship between the CDF and the USCCB, in order to counter...
  • Caught Off Guard: Biden Looks Like a Deer in Headlights When Asked About Catholic Bishops Taking Steps to Prevent Him From Receiving Communion (VIDEO)

    06/18/2021 3:36:07 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 28 replies
    GP ^ | June 18, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    Joe Biden looked spooked on Friday when a reporter asked him about Catholic Bishops taking steps to prevent him from receiving Holy Communion. U.S. Catholic bishops have approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that will prevent Joe Biden and other pro-abortion politicians from receiving Communion for their support for the practice. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the move, with 168 in favor and 55 against. It was announced on Friday at the end of the three-day meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, following their vote on Thursday. Blood drained from Joe Biden’s face on Friday...
  • No Holy Communion for Joe and Nancy: Devout Catholic voters throw down the gauntlet

    06/18/2021 7:03:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2021 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We're always skeptical of polls, but this one confirms what I hear from the people I go to Mass with. This is from Catholic Vote:CatholicVote released a poll Tuesday showing a strong majority of Mass-attending Catholics believe politicians who oppose Church teaching should not present themselves for Communion.The poll found that 83% of churchgoing Catholics believe politicians who oppose Catholic teachings "create confusion and disunity."74% believe that "Catholic public officials who disagree with their Church on serious or grave matters" should "avoid creating confusion and disunity by not presenting themselves for communion...."The polling data comes just before the U.S. Bishops...
  • Update: Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

    06/15/2021 11:38:39 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 18 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 06/14/2021 | CNA Staff
    In a story June 14, 2021, about Joe Biden and Pope Francis, the Catholic News Agency, based on information provided by a source, erroneously reported that the U.S. President would meet with the pope on June 15. According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. (snip) The President’s entourage had originally requested for Biden to attend Mass with the pope early in the morning, but the proposal was nixed by the Vatican after considering the impact that Biden receiving Holy Communion from the pope would have on the discussions...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cordileone Won’t Do It For the Sake of "Unity"

    06/15/2021 11:41:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 15, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Cordileone Won’t Do It For the Sake of "Unity" editor Eric Sammons asked “conservative” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on May 21 why he doesn't deny Communion to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 81, a leading promotor of abortion who lives in his Archdiocese.Cordileone replied that after nine years at the helm of the Archdiocese he is “not at that point yet” because he is still in early stages of discerning what would be best for the Church in “preserving unity.”He argues that Pelosi has “done good” but admitted that this does not justify perpetrating very evil deeds. Asked...
  • Update: Vatican Refused June 15 Meeting, Morning Mass No Longer on the Agenda

    06/15/2021 7:56:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 15, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    Update: Vatican Refused June 15 Meeting, Morning Mass No Longer on the AgendaThe President's entourage had originally requested for President Biden to attend Mass with the Pope early in the morning, but the proposal was nixed by the Vatican Pope Francis and Joe Biden at the White House on September 23, 2015. (photo: David Lienemann / Public domain) Vatican June 15, 2021 Editor's Note: According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. The story has been amended in light of this breaking news.VATICAN CITY — President Joe Biden's...
  • U.S. Catholic Leaders to Hold Meeting on Denying Biden Communion Over Anti-Catholic Actions

    06/14/2021 7:25:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/14/2021 | Brandon Morse
    Biden likes to talk a big Catholic game when he’s campaigning, but like most Democrats, the moment power is achieved is the moment that Catholicism gets tossed out of the window. As a result, American bishops are going to have a meeting to discuss whether or not he should be denied Holy Communion.According to Fox News, the meeting between the bishops will take place virtually and talk about, not only Biden but any politician who embraces any stances that run contrary to Catholicism’s teachings:The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will hold their annual meeting, virtually, from Wednesday through Friday,...
  • Catholic Archbishop Rebukes Nancy Pelosi: You’re “Cooperating With Evil” By Supporting Abortion

    05/17/2021 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | May 17, 2021 | Steven Ertelt
    Last week, Nancy Pelosi said it should be up to her own judgement whether she should receive communion despite her longstanding pro-abortion record. But a Catholic Archbishop is rebuking her today, saying she is “cooperating with evil” by supporting abortion. As reported last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she should be able to get communion even though she is a pro-abortion Catholic. The ardent abortion advocate insists she can use her own judgment on whether or not she is eligible to receive the sacrament despite winning pro-abortion awards and blocking a bill to stop infanticide. “I think I can...
  • Vatican puts brakes on US bishops confronting problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion

    05/11/2021 1:22:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Vatican puts brakes on US bishops confronting problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy CommunionYhe Vatican's doctrine head said that any policy from the US bishops on Communion for pro-abortion politicians would have to respect the 'prerogatives of the Holy See'UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican is warning the United States’ top bishop that a forthcoming policy on giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians who call themselves Catholic, such as President Joe Biden, may become a “source of discord” for the country’s episcopate and would unfairly target “only one category of Catholics.”In a May 7 letter to U.S....
  • Irish Government (!) FORBIDS Receiving Communion, Concelebration

    05/05/2021 10:41:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 5, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Irish Government (!) FORBIDS Receiving Communion, ConcelebrationAhead of "allowing" again Masses on May 10, the Irish government issued rubrics for religious services.In modern states which recognise religious freedom, it is an exclusive matter of the Church to decide how to worship - not so in Ireland where politicians believe they are entitled to decide over the liturgy. Thus, they imposed the following liturgical rubrics:• Those handing out Holy Communion must wear face masks or must stand behind a screen. Further they must disinfect their hands.• The faithful must use disinfects before receiving Communion.• The state suggests that “Communion could be...
  • 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....