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  • ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ To End After 19 Seasons

    05/12/2021 9:47:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2021 | Nellie Andreeva
    At the end of a rocky 2020-21 season, following a toxic workplace environment controversy and amid declining ratings, Ellen DeGeneres is ending her daytime talk show. DeGeneres’ current contract takes The Ellen DeGeneres Show through the upcoming 2021-2022 season, the show’s 19th, and it will now be the program’s final chapter. Like this past year for the show, the announcement of its end was messy, with the news leaking to a tabloid, The Daily Mail, which broke it early Wednesday morning, thwarting DeGeneres’ and the show’s producer Warner Bros.’ plans of announcing the news on their own terms. DeGeneres will...
  • Ellen DeGeneres criticized for driving wife Portia de Rossi to ER after 3 ‘weed drinks’

    04/21/2021 9:58:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 21, 2021 | Alex Heigl
    Ellen DeGeneres is catching heat online for admitting that she drove her wife, Portia de Rossi, to the hospital in March after drinking three “weed drinks” and taking over-the-counter sleep aids. DeGeneres made the admission that what she did was “probably not safe” to Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday during a marijuana-themed episode of his show. DeGeneres explained that she found de Rossi on the bathroom floor of their home, visibly in pain — but only after the daytime talk-show host had consumed three Cann drinks and the sleep aid melatonin. She then drove de Rossi to the hospital for an emergency...
  • German bishop involved in Amazon Synod will not suspend priests who bless homosexual couples

    04/01/2021 7:16:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 31, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    German bishop involved in Amazon Synod will not suspend priests who bless homosexual couplesBishop Franz-Josef Overbeck said suspending priests who 'bless' homosexual couples in defiance of clear Church teaching and a recent Vatican directive is 'out of the question.'March 31, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – German Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck, who played an important role in preparing for the controversial 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome, has stated that he will not suspend priests in his diocese who continue to bless homosexual couples, in defiance of the new Vatican document against such “blessings.”As the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost first reported, on March 28...
  • Diocese: Priest’s Omission of Palm Blessing in Protest over Vatican Ruling ‘Reprehensible’

    03/31/2021 5:23:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 31, 2021 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Diocese: Priest’s Omission of Palm Blessing in Protest over Vatican Ruling ‘Reprehensible’50-year-old Fr. Mignani, pastor of Santa Caterina Parish in Bonassola, said during his homily March 28, “if I can’t bless same-sex couples, then I won’t bless palms and olive branches either."ROME — A Catholic diocese in Italy has described a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex unions as “reprehensible.”The Diocese of Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato said that the matter was being addressed according to Church norms.Fr. Giulio Mignani, a priest in the north-western Italian diocese, made headlines after he refused to...
  • Austrian bishop condones sodomy: Active homosexuals have a ‘spiritual home’ in Catholic Church

    03/20/2021 5:47:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Austrian bishop condones sodomy: Active homosexuals have a ‘spiritual home’ in Catholic ChurchThe bishop was reacting to the Vatican's rejection of blessings for homosexual couplesINNSBRUCK, Austria, March 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – An Austrian Catholic bishop, reacting negatively to the Vatican’s rejection this week of blessings for homosexual couples, stated that the Church must welcome and provide a spiritual home for active homosexuals.“As a church, we would like to offer all people who are gay, lesbian, or insecure about their sexuality a welcome and a spiritual home in the church – and not only at the point when they are celibate,”...
  • Belgian bishop lashes out at Vatican over gay unions decree

    03/17/2021 5:24:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 17, 2021 | RAF CASERT
    Belgian bishop lashes out at Vatican over gay unions decreeA Belgian bishop has lashed out at the Vatican over its decree that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unionsBRUSSELS -- A Belgian bishop has lashed out at the Vatican over its decree that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”Antwerp Bishop Johan Bonny wrote in an opinion piece Wednesday that he feels “shame for my Church” and “intellectual and moral incomprehension” after Pope Francis approved the “negative” response to a question about whether Catholic clergy have the authority to bless same-sex unions. The official response...
  • Meet Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's first ever black and Asian transgender star: Model Leyna Bloom makes history in stunning beach shoot as she reveals how she overcame homelessness to achieve her fashion 'dream'

    03/16/2021 11:33:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2021 | Carly Stern
    Sports Illustrated has revealed the first ever black and Asian transgender model to grace the pages of its annual Swimsuit Issue. Though the iconic magazine doesn't launch until July, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Instagram account has been unveiling one model a day throughout the month of March — and this morning, they made waves with the announcement that Chicago-born model, dancer, actor, and activist Leyna Bloom, 27, is joining the likes of Lais Ribeiro and Josephine Skriver in the 2021 edition. Leyna, who is the second trans model to pose for SI Swim, opened up to Good Morning America...
  • Fr. James Martin refers to God as ‘her,’ attacks so-called ‘damaging’ portrayal of God as man

    03/11/2021 8:16:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 11, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    Fr. James Martin refers to God as ‘her,’ attacks so-called ‘damaging’ portrayal of God as manMartin claimed that it 'just as theologically correct to use feminine imagery about God as it is to use masculine imagery'UNITED STATES, March 11, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Father James Martin, has defended his recent reference to God as “Her,” by penning an article in America Magazine in which he claimed that feminine imagery of God was “not contrary to our faith.” Martin also criticized a male concept of God as promoting a harmful concept of patriarchy. For the Second Sunday in Lent, the well-known Jesuit...
  • Pope Francis thanks ministers, teachers for ‘what you do’ at pro-LGBT LA Religious Ed Congress

    02/27/2021 6:36:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeStie News ^ | February 23, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Pope Francis thanks ministers, teachers for ‘what you do’ at pro-LGBT LA Religious Ed CongressThe Pope praised the controversial Los Angeles Religious Education Congress for its 'long and fruitful journey.'LOS ANGELES, California, February 23, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis praised the pro-LGBT Los Angeles Religious Education Congress last week for its “long and fruitful journey” over the past 65 years, thanking the various dissident “ministers and teachers” at the event “for what you do.”“Dear brothers and sisters, a warm greeting to all the participants in the Congress on Religious Education sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which is celebrating...
  • Pope to Legitimize LA REC

    02/10/2021 11:35:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 10, 2021 | William Mahoney
    Pope to Legitimize LA RECRamping up the scandalThe senior religious director of the archdiocese announces the pope will deliver a video message Feb. 18 at this year's Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, or LA REC.The event is known for providing platform to heterodox speakers, like pro-gay Jesuit James Martin, who spoke in 2020.But despite such scandal, the upcoming, formal papal address will validate LA REC.This year's speakers will include a host of dissident Catholics, like Sr. Carol Zinn — involved with the notorious Association of U.S. Catholic Priests, which rejects Church teaching on doctrine such as female ordination and the...
  • Pope considers making Cdl. Cupich new prefect of Congregation for Bishops: report

    02/05/2021 3:09:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 5, 2021 | David McLoone
    Pope considers making Cdl. Cupich new prefect of Congregation for Bishops: reportIf appointed, Cupich would have the most power in the Church, second only to that of the Pope, over the appointment of bishops throughout the world.VATICAN CITY, February 5, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — On January 30, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago traveled to Rome to meet with the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops. Sources in Rome say that Pope Francis is considering promoting Cupich to the position of prefect of that congregation, replacing Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who is set to leave the post this year, the Catholic News Agency reported.The Holy...
  • Fr. James Martin Connects Catholic Leaders to Capitol Riots; Bishop Stika Unimpressed

    01/17/2021 6:04:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/14/21 | Staff
    CNA Staff, Jan 14, 2021 / 08:42 pm MT (CNA).- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion helped contribute to the conditions for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Martin’s essay, “How Catholic Leaders Helped Give Rise to Violence at the U.S. Capitol,” ran Jan. 12 at the website of the U.S. Jesuits’ America magazine, where Martin is editor-at-large. Martin collected various bishops’ and priests’ comments critical of Biden’s stand on abortion and questioning whether a Catholic could vote for...
  • Vienna Cardinal Says US Capitol Rioters Were Lied to About Election Fraud

    01/16/2021 5:53:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/15/21 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Friday weighed in on the breach of the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters that took place nearly 10 days ago, condemning the violence and the lies he said caused the riot in the first place. Schönborn, who has been Archbishop of Vienna for 25 years, sent a tweet referring to the US Capitol breach Jan. 15 saying, “Nothing justifies violence. Even less the lies that led to the violence. This is what happens when truth is no longer distinguished from lies. What a warning against the power of lies!” His tweet included the link...
  • John Weaver, Lincoln Project co-founder, acknowledges “inappropriate” messages

    01/15/2021 5:01:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Axios ^ | 1-15-21 | Lachlan Markay
    John Weaver, a veteran Republican operative who co-founded the Lincoln Project, declared in a statement to Axios on Friday that he sent “inappropriate,” sexually charged messages to multiple men. “To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you,” Weaver said. “The truth is that I'm gay,” he added. “And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led...
  • Ellen DeGeneres reveals ‘excruciating’ COVID-19 symptom

    12/17/2020 5:53:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    pagesix ^ | 12/17/2020 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Ellen DeGeneres said she endured “excruciating back pain” but is now feeling “100 percent” after testing positive for COVID-19. In a health update Wednesday, the embattled talk show host, 62, posed at home with her dog and addressed the public via video. “I’m feeling 100 percent,” she said in the video posted to social media. “I feel really good.”
  • Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

    12/10/2020 10:21:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    pagesix ^ | 12/10/2020 | Jessica Bennett
    Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID-19. The embattled talk show host, 62, shared the news Thursday via Twitter. “Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now,” she wrote. “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe. Love, Ellen.” The reveal comes one day after BuzzFeed’s latest exposé on the host and her daytime series, which has reportedly suffered a dip in ratings, sponsors and support from A-listers following this summer’s accusations of a “toxic” workplace.
  • DC Archbishop Affirms He Will Give Holy Communion to Pro-Abortion Joe Biden

    11/24/2020 5:57:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/24/20 | Michael Haynes
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington, D.C., affirmed he will not deny giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion former Vice President Joe Biden, saying he hopes for a “conversational relationship.” Speaking to America Magazine, Gregory, who is currently in Rome to be made a cardinal on Saturday, expressed his support for Biden’s wish to receive Holy Communion, despite being an ardent supporter of abortion. Referring to his relationship with Biden, the archbishop said, “I hope it’s a real dialogue, because I think that’s the mantra of Pope Francis — that we should be a...
  • Bp. Barron hit with massive backlash after praising pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin

    10/31/2020 12:48:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 31, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    Bp. Barron hit with massive backlash after praising pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin ‘Fr. Martin is a winsome guide to all those who want to deepen their friendship with the Lord,’ Barron wrote. Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Robert Barron chaired the revision of the U.S. Bishops’ teaching on the death penalty in Baltimore, Md., June 2019. October 31, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop for Los Angeles and founder of the popular “Word on Fire” ministry, experienced a tsunami of criticism after praising pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin in an endorsement for the Jesuit’s new book about prayer.   “Delighted...
  • ‘My sexuality is sacred’: Bisexual pastor-turned-stripper has never been happier

    10/08/2020 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Salman · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28 2020 | Rebecca Shepherd
    Growing up in a strict Baptist family, Nikole Mitchell was expected to be quiet, reserved and sweet. But her dreams weren’t quite so conservative. “From a young age, I had fantasized about being a stripper,” Mitchell, who now works as an erotic dancer on OnlyFans, told The Post. “But I was indoctrinated to believe my desires and my body were innately sinful and bad.” So instead of pursuing the pole, the mother of three went all-in on religion — and became a pastor. Even that, however, was rebellious in her family’s eyes. “I was taught that women aren’t allowed to...
  • Head of German bishops: ‘I consider the female diaconate to be very legitimate’

    09/21/2020 8:55:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 17, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Head of German bishops: ‘I consider the female diaconate to be very legitimate’ Bishop Georg Bätzing presented arguments that could also be used to introduce female ‘priests’ or even ‘bishops.’ LIMBURG, Germany, September 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The president of the German Bishops Conference said he considers “the female diaconate to be very legitimate.” During an interview last week with Deutschlandfunk, a public radio station in Germany, Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg talked extensively about the role of women in the Church, not only signaling his openness to women “deacons” but presenting arguments that could also be used to introduce...