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  • Cardinal Dolan will NEVER Excommunicate His Buddy Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    01/30/2019 8:11:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/19 | Judi McLeod
    Cardinal Dolan sitting elephant-like on Christian hearts and souls, will NEVER excommunicate his buddy Gov. Cuomo “Please never use the word weigh in when I come on, I’ve asked you to avoid that,” portly Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the archdiocese of New York, told Brian Kilmeade in yesterday’s interview on Fox & Friends. For Christian pro-lifers still reeling in shock that Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new rules that permit babies to be aborted up to the day of birth, Dolan is an elephant sitting on their hearts and souls. “When asked whether New York...
  • Vatican Chief Justice: Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion

    09/23/2013 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 23, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cardinal Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, MO, and prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican. ( -- Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican. Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law--the law governing the Catholic Church--and specifically Canon 915, which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”...
  • Biden Wants Pastors, Rabbis & Nuns to Tell Their Flocks: More Gun Control Is Moral Thing to Do

    05/07/2013 5:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Vice President Joe Biden has a commandment for pastors, rabbis and nuns: He wants them to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may have to wait until Congress wraps up work on an immigration overhaul. Biden met for two-and-a-half hours Monday with more than a dozen leaders from various faith communities – Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh, to name a few. Both Biden and the faith leaders encouraged each other not to give up on what has been an arduous and thus far fruitless effort by Biden and President Barack...
  • Mormons Want to Excommunicate Romney Critic

    09/21/2012 1:10:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jamie Reno
    After writing negative articles about the Republican candidate, the managing editor of says he faces excommunication. Is the Church on a witch hunt?David Twede, 47, a scientist, novelist, and fifth-generation Mormon, is managing editor of, an online magazine produced largely by members of the Mormon Church that welcomes scholarly debate about the religion’s history from both critics and true believers. A Mormon in good standing, Twede has never been disciplined by Latter Day Saints leadership. But it now appears his days as a Mormon may be numbered because of a series of articles he wrote this past week...
  • Pelosi: Her Catholic Faith 'Compels' Her to Support Same-Sex Marriage

    05/11/2012 4:24:30 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/10/2012 | Christopher Goins – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind" and thus for same-sex marriage. A reporter asked Pelosi: “Many of the people that are opposed to gay marriage cite their religion as the reason why they're opposed. You're a Catholic that supports gay marriage. Do you believe that religion and the idea that you can support gay marriage can be separated? And how do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?” Pelosi responded: "My religion has, compels me--and I love...
  • In the Spirit: Can a Catholic also be a liberal?

    11/29/2011 4:33:50 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 88 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | November 27, 2011 | DOUG ERICKSON
    To certain Catholics, Peter Kreeft is a rock star. That was evident Nov. 18, when nearly 500 people filled an auditorium at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison to hear him talk. Kreeft, a Catholic author and Boston College philosophy professor, had been asked by the Catholic Diocese of Madison to speak on whether "a Catholic can be a liberal." Kreeft called it "a very challenging question" and said he'd never spoken on it before. Kreeft is a strong defender of the Catholic Church against what some people call "modernists" or, more derisively, "cafeteria Catholics," people who pick and choose...

    02/04/2010 6:06:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 149+ views
    Grass-roots protest calls leaders of the Mormon Church to account for involvement in California election. Salt Lake City, UT - Resentment and mistrust of the LDS Church is growing with voters as revelations surface in the Prop. 8 court case in California showing key leaders of the church engaged in tactics meant to deceive the voters and influence the election through fear and misinformation. This sentiment has reached fever pitch in many circles and spawned vehement protests like where people can download a letter of excommunication and send it directly to the president of the Mormon Church, Thomas S....
  • Church removes Zambia archbishop : Benedict excommunicates Bishop Milingo for ordaining married men.

    09/27/2006 9:52:19 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 18 replies · 916+ views
    BBC ^ | 09/27/2006
    Church removes Zambia archbishop Pope Benedict XVI has excommunicated a Zambian archbishop, Emmanuel Milingo, two days after he ordained four married men as bishops. A Vatican statement said he had been automatically excommunicated under church law because of his actions. Archbishop Milingo, 76, who now lives in the US, performed the ordination ceremony in Washington DC on Sunday. The Catholic diocese in Washington immediately declared the installations to be invalid. Correspondents say that Archbishop Milingo has long been a controversial figure in the Roman Catholic Church. Six years ago, he married a South Korean woman at a mass wedding in...
  • Rent-an-excommunicate-priest

    08/15/2006 7:34:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 689+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | August 15, 2006 | Jeff Miller
    Rev. Rouville Fisher, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine, has been formally excommunicated by Bishop Victor Galeone. Father Fisher was excommunicated because he has publicly joined the “Rent a Priest” organization and is offering his priestly services outside of, and apart from the Diocese of St.Augustine, and in violation of the directives of the Bishop. The faithful are advised that any knowing support of or participation in the schismatic ministry of Father Fisher is gravely sinful. Bishop Victor Galeone [memo in the August 6, 2006 bulletin of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Palm Coast, FL] [Via Christopher...
  • Canada priest excommunicated for breakaway church

    04/11/2006 10:05:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 381+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2006
    TORONTO - A Canadian priest, who fell afoul of the Catholic church after he backed the ordination of female clergy, was formally excommunicated on Palm Sunday after he held services in his own breakaway church. The service was the second held by Reverend Ed Cachia under his new Christ the Servant Catholic Church and was attended by about 250 people at a town hall in Cold Springs, a village about 130 km (80 miles) northeast of Toronto. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough promptly declared a "schismatic church" and said Cachia had "incurred automatic excommunication by virtue of the law...
  • CHURCH BISHOP: Jesus WAS a Homosexual

    04/05/2005 7:47:18 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 2 replies · 497+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 04.05.2005
    GENE ROBINSON:"Jesus was a homosexual !": We spent an enormous amount of energy covering the issue of Gene Robinson becoming a bishop two years ago. Now the controversial bishop that caused the biggest rift in Anglican church history is stepping up his heretical claims. "This man [Jesus] that we follow was single, as far as we know, traveled with a bunch of men, had a disciple who was known as 'the one whom Jesus loved' and said my family is not my mother and father, my family is those who do the will of God." (Read the rest here... ) His assertions...
  • It's Nearly Official "Kerry:Heretic"

    10/17/2004 2:03:18 PM PDT · by skellmeyer · 30 replies · 839+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    "Consequently, if a Catholic publicly and obstinately supports the civil right to abortion, knowing that the Church teaches officially against that legislation, he or she commits that heresy envisioned by Can. 751 of the Code. Provided that the presumptions of knowledge of the law and penalty (Can. 15, s. 2) and imputability (Can. 1321, s. 3) are not rebutted in the external forum, one is automatically excommunicated according to Can. 1364, s. 1." Rome has spoken, the matter is nearly closed. As those who obtain their news from sources other than the MSM know, a canon lawyer, a lay person,...
  • Politics cloud Kerry's Easter plans

    04/05/2004 2:34:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 230+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/03/04 | Julia Duin
    <p>Easter is this coming Sunday and where Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for president, will attend church suddenly has become a political issue.</p> <p>If the Roman Catholic senator sticks to his home Boston Archdiocese, he faces the implied threat from Archbishop Sean O'Malley of being refused Communion.</p>
  • A Test of Kerry's Faith -The candidate's policies are at odds with church canon.

    03/28/2004 10:05:56 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 56 replies · 322+ views
    Time ^ | 04/05/2004 | Karen Tumulty and Perry Bacon Jr.
    The last time a major political party put forward a Roman Catholic candidate for President, he had to confront bigotry and suspicion that he would be taking orders from Rome. Forty-four years later, the Democrats are poised to nominate another Catholic—another Senator from Massachusetts whose initials happen to be J.F.K.—and this time, the controversy over his religion may develop within the Catholic Church itself. Kerry's positions on some hot-button issues aren't sitting well with members of the church elite. Just listen to a Vatican official, who is an American: "People in Rome are becoming more and more aware that there's...
  • Pope woos conservatives expelled for rebellion

    04/21/2003 1:45:02 PM PDT · by tridentine · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Times of London ^ | April 21, 2003 | Richard Owen
    THE Pope is to heal a breach with rebel arch-conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church by reinstating excommunicated followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who broke with Rome in 1988 to protest against the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, including the abolition of the Latin Mass. The schism had caused the Pope much anguish, Vatican sources said. By bringing the more “moderate schismatics” back into the fold he hoped to isolate extreme followers of Dr Lefebvre and close the matter, as one of the last acts of reconciliation in his pontificate. The Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero said...
  • Ad campaign IDs "Catholic" lawmakers who support abortion

    01/18/2003 8:08:51 AM PST · by heyheyhey · 11 replies · 86+ views ^ | January 18, 2003
    Group to unveil 'The Deadly Dozen' senatorsAd campaign IDs "Catholic" lawmakers who support abortionJanuary 18, 2003 © 2003 A pro-life group next week will announce a new advertising campaign that features what it calls "The Deadly Dozen" - 12 U.S. senators who are both Catholic and support legalized abortion. The campaign, part of the American Life League's Crusade to Defend Our Catholic Church, includes Sens. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and John Kerry, D-Mass., a Democratic candidate for president. In a statement, the organization said the dozen senators are "claiming to be faithful Catholics." Subsequent phases of the ad campaign...
  • ABORTION: Granholm blasted for abortion views - Catholic protesters say church must speak out

    09/02/2002 6:14:19 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 56 replies · 833+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 9-2-2002 | KATHLEEN GRAY
    <p>Catholic Church leaders have always spoken out against abortion, but now they're being asked to speak out against one of the flock -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Granholm -- because of her very public views on abortion.</p> <p>It's a challenge for a church that has a significant number of parishioners who believe abortion should remain legal in at least some circumstances.</p>
  • Nancy Pelosi is not a 'conservative Catholic'; anti-life stance creates scandal within Church

    11/18/2002 7:41:21 PM PST · by doug from upland · 145 replies · 491+ views
    American Life League ^ | 11-18-02 | staff
    AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE NEWSROOM Nancy Pelosi is not a 'conservative Catholic'; anti-life stance creates scandal within Church "In recent media appearances, new House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been described as a conservative Catholic," said American Life League president Judie Brown. "This disturbs me. I want her bishop to know that her public opposition to Catholic teachings is creating scandal among faithful members of the Church. It is my prayer that he will respond accordingly." Mrs. Brown has written Archbishop William Levada of San Francisco that Rep. Pelosi (D-Calif.) is one of "many members of Congress who claim Catholicism as...
  • Activists Push Church to Excommunicate Pro-choice Candidate

    08/27/2002 5:42:56 PM PDT · by happytobealive · 154 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | August 27, 2002 | Joel Kurth
    <p>PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP -- Anti-abortion activists have launched a small but vocal movement to excommunicate pro-choice Attorney General Jennifer Granholm from the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p>Since early June, a group of 10-30 protesters have picketed outside of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth Township, where the Democratic nominee for governor is a member. Foes say Granholm is a heretic because she is Catholic yet adamantly pro-choice.</p>