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  • Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

    05/23/2024 6:27:32 AM PDT · by Salman · 52 replies
    AP (on their own site) ^ | May 21, 2024 | JACK JENKINS
    (RNS) — Diocesan hermits by nature don’t get much attention. A small subset of religious persons, hermits mostly spend their lives engaged in quiet prayer. Brother Christian Matson, a Catholic diocesan hermit in Kentucky, has spent years doing just that. His monk’s habit might catch his neighbor’s eye, but he is known in the town where he lives primarily through his work with the local theater. But recently Matson decided that his faith compels him to make a little more noise than usual. “This Sunday, Pentecost 2024, I’m planning to come out publicly as transgender,” Matson told Religion News Service...
  • Sacred Heart University Set to Host Pro-Abortion Nun as Commencement Speaker

    05/09/2024 12:15:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 9, 2024 | Joshua Mercer
    CV NEWS FEED // Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, is slated to host the controversial left-wing nun Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, at its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Campbell is the former longtime executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice (“Network”), a leftist activist group. She is also known for leading the Nuns on the Bus – an initiative aimed at boosting Democratic candidates. Over her many years in public life, the heavily scrutinized nun has taken positions supporting abortion, the LGBTQ movement, women’s ordination to the priesthood, the Democratic Party, and the presidency of Joe...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Minneapolis parish hosts homosexual man’s ‘cabaret’ about his dead ‘husband’

    05/09/2024 6:09:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 9, 2024 | Stephen Kokx
    [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Minneapolis parish hosts homosexual man’s ‘cabaret’ about his dead ‘husband’Notoriously heterodox St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community in Minneapolis hosted a musical written by a local homosexual about his relationship with his now-deceased ‘husband.’Fr. James Cassidy of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community in Minneapolis gives homily after pro-homosexual talkA notoriously pro-LGBT parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis hosted an explicit musical written by a homosexual man about his relationship with his deceased “husband” this past weekend. On Sunday, May 5, Joseph St. James spoke to parishioners ahead of a “gym mass” held at...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German bishop attacks Church teaching for upholding ‘only man and woman,’ demands changes to Catechism

    05/08/2024 6:33:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 8, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] German bishop attacks Church teaching for upholding ‘only man and woman,’ demands changes to CatechismPro-LGBT Auxiliary Bishop Ludger Schepers of Essen insisted that ‘something has to change’ in the Church regarding sexuality and that the ‘Catechism must say different things than it does now,’ in the latest heterodox remarks from the German hierarchy.A German bishop criticized Catholic teaching for “assuming there is only man and only woman” and demanded that the Church change its infallible doctrine on sexuality in the latest heterodox comments from the German hierarchy.Bishop Ludger Schepers, an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Essen, who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Marx: ‘Global, synodal Church’ without ‘purely clerical rule’ is ‘in the making’

    05/06/2024 6:08:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 6, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Marx: ‘Global, synodal Church’ without ‘purely clerical rule’ is ‘in the making’Cardinal Marx called for changes to ‘the theology of Holy Orders’ and said the Church should be subjected to a ‘social-scientific examination’ in the heretical, pro-LGBT prelate’s latest comments against Catholic teaching.Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said a “global, synodal Church” without a “purely clerical rule” is “in the making.”In an essay for the German magazine Herder Korrespondenz entitled “Church on the horizon of modernity,” the German cardinal, who rejects Catholic teaching on various subjects, claimed that “a church of the future can only be imagined with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Leave behind Tridentine model of priesthood, embrace synodality, Cardinal Hollerich bids parish priests

    05/06/2024 9:31:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 6, 2024 | Catholic World News
    [Catholic Caucus] Leave behind Tridentine model of priesthood, embrace synodality, Cardinal Hollerich bids parish priestsCWN Editor's Note: On the last day of Parish Priests for the Synod—an international meeting of parish priests at the Vatican—Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, SJ, encouraged participants “to become ambassadors of synodality, to be full participants in a synodal Church, to become with all the people of God, missionary disciples of Jesus.” “Many times their training and their reality have been oriented towards a Tridentine model of the priesthood,” Cardinal Hollerich, the relator-general of the synod on synodality, said of parish priests, in an address to Pope...
  • Heretical German bishop says abortion is a ‘sensitive’ issue, will not participate in March for Life

    05/02/2024 5:25:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 29, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    Heretical German bishop says abortion is a ‘sensitive’ issue, will not participate in March for LifeBishop Stephan Ackermann defended Germany’s abortion regime as leading to ‘societal peace’ despite around 100,000 children killed in abortion every year and criticized strong pro-life advocacy, citing ‘a woman’s right to self determination.’The bishop of Trier has said that he would not participate in the March for Life because abortion is a “sensitive” and complex matter, citing “a woman’s right to self-determination.”In an interview with the German radio station Deutschlandfunk on April 29, Bishop Stephan Ackermann was asked about the recent March for Life in...
  • Connecticut archbishop who supports ‘female deacons’ defends transgender pronoun use

    05/02/2024 8:10:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 1, 2024 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Connecticut archbishop who supports ‘female deacons’ defends transgender pronoun useArchbishop Christopher Coyne said he would ‘accept’ so-called ‘transgender’ people ‘as they’re presenting themselves,’ claiming it ‘doesn’t cost me anything’ to refer to someone as the wrong sex in contradiction to Catholic teaching and biological reality.A new Connecticut archbishop who supports “female deacons” has endorsed using a gender-confused person’s chosen name and pronouns that contradict their sex.Archbishop Christopher Coyne of Hartford, who assumed leadership of the archdiocese on Wednesday after the resignation of Archbishop Leonard Blair, told Catholic News Agency (CNA) last week that he would use a “transgender” person’s non-biological...
  • Liberal Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese promotes ad touting Biden as made by God to be US president

    04/20/2024 10:04:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2024 | Louis Knuffke
    Liberal Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese promotes ad touting Biden as made by God to be US presidentThe dissident priest is touting a president who has promoted an act that has resulted in the death of more Americans than all of the nation’s wars combined.WASHIGNTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Liberal Jesuit Father Thomas Reese posted on X a campaign ad promoting pro-abortion President Joe Biden, whose dissent from Catholic moral teaching on the sanctity of life, homosexuality, transgender ideology, and other issues has prompted high-ranking bishops and cardinals to call for his excommunication. The ad dubs President Biden as one chosen by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Church must rethink its 'anachronistic' sexual ethic: priest

    03/24/2024 1:22:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Union of Catholic Asian News ^ | March 23, 2024 | Justin McLellan, OSV News
    [Catholic Caucus] Church must rethink its 'anachronistic' sexual ethic: priestRonaldo Zacharias, a moral theologian, feels Catholic theology not helping people integrate sexuality into their personhood Father Ronaldo Zacharias (left) is pictured with Pope Francis while attending the International Congress of Moral Theology from May 13-14, 2022, at the VaticanThe Catholic Church's "established, dogmatic models of the theological approach to sexuality have become anachronistic," a moral theologian told a conference on sexuality and culture at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome.Developing a new theological ethics of sexuality is "a task for the entire church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Top Synod cardinal says ‘females deacons’ are a ‘natural deepening of the Lord’s will’

    03/23/2024 10:18:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Top Synod cardinal says ‘females deacons’ are a ‘natural deepening of the Lord’s will’Cardinal Mario Grech, one of the two leading cardinals in charge of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality, endorsed so-called ‘female deacons’ and ‘a different space for women in the Church.’VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Mario Grech, one of the two leading cardinals in charge of the Synod on Synodality, has appeared to contradict Catholic teaching, stating that “the female diaconate and a different space for women in the Church are a natural deepening of the Lord’s will.”Speaking on the sidelines of meetings of the Swiss...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Austria: Bishop Promotes a "God of Diversities"

    03/22/2024 7:54:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 21, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Austria: Bishop Promotes a "God of Diversities"Homosexual activist Wilhelm Krautwaschl, 61, aka Bishop of Graz-Seckau, Austria, is promoting a prayer to a hitherto unknown idol which he calls "god of diversity" and who created "not only man or woman - no", reports Kath.net.During Lent, his diocesan bureaucrats sent propaganda texts by email or WhatsApp.On 7 March, the text was entitled "Under the Rainbow", written by a certain Marlies Prettenthaler-Heckel, a "theologian" paid as a "consultant" for the diocesan pastoral office. Her text is as follows:"God of diversity / You make everything so beautifulThere is not only blue or...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A German Bishop: Words and Deeds Can Contradict Each Other

    03/22/2024 7:42:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 21, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] A German Bishop: Words and Deeds Can Contradict Each OtherHomosexual [pseudo] blessings are the beginning of a further "development of doctrine", Monsignor Helmut Dieser, the Bishop of Aachen, Germany, told Katholisch.de (19 March).The term "development of doctrine" is often used by heretics to mean "betrayal of the faith."Monsignor Dieser says that with the text 'Fiducia Supplicans', Francis has made it clear "that action does not have to reflect doctrine one-to-one". He overlooks the fact that this is the definition of hypocrisy.For him, 'Fiducia Supplicans' indicates "indirectly" that the doctrine has a potential for "further development" [he means: disintegration]....
  • Biden hosts papal nuncio Christophe Pierre, Fr. James Martin at White House St. Patrick’s Day brunch

    03/18/2024 3:33:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 18, 2024 | Claire Chretien
    Biden hosts papal nuncio Christophe Pierre, Fr. James Martin at White House St. Patrick’s Day brunchPapal nuncio Cardinal Christophe Pierre, homosexual Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, and left-wing Jesuit Fathers James Martin and Thomas Reese joined President Joe Biden at the White House yesterday for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch.Pierre, who as papal nuncio is the pope’s ambassador to the U.S., delivered an invocation and led grace before the meal.“We gather on St. Patrick’s Day to pay tribute to the Catholic leadership in this country, especially the fields of charity and social engagement. And so, we give thanks to God...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wonderful Diversity: OFM Provincial Proclaims His "Homosexuality"

    03/16/2024 10:23:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 15, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Wonderful Diversity: OFM Provincial Proclaims His "Homosexuality"Father Markus Fuhrmann, OFM, head of the 200-member German Franciscan Province, has told urbi et orbi that he is a "homosexual".He explained his confession to Katholisch.de (12 March) by saying that "I had to change something for the sake of my own honesty". Katholisch.de is run by the German bishops.Already in January 2022, Fuhrmann took part in 'OutInChurch', a homosexual propaganda campaign by about 120 employees of the "Catholic" Church in Germany, which employs about 650,000 people (including 'Caritas').Five months later, when the provincial chapter had to elect a new provincial, Fuhrmann...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German Bishops Introduce a Chief-Ideologue for Homosexual Sins and "Easier" Liturgical Language

    02/25/2024 3:37:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 24, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] German Bishops Introduce a Chief-Ideologue for Homosexual Sins and "Easier" Liturgical LanguageThe German bishops have appointed a representative for "homosexual pastoral care", an office nobody needs.At the same time, normal believers are running away in droves and nobody cares.Presiding Bishop Georg Bätzing announced on 22 February that Ludger Schepers, a homosex-activist and auxiliary bishop of Essen, will take on the role, whose main task is to please the powerful bosses of the homosexual propaganda regime.Propagandists of homosexual sins ("Queer Pastoral Care") already exist in individual dioceses. Now this circus is being raised to the level of the Bishops'...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German seminary rector says he allows openly homosexual men to enter, become priests

    02/11/2024 11:01:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 9, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] German seminary rector says he allows openly homosexual men to enter, become priestsFr. Wolfgang Lehner of Munich’s Seminary of St. John Baptist admitted that he accepts public homosexuals as seminarians and priests, directly contradicting the position of the Catholic Church.The rector of the Catholic seminary in Munich has said that he allows openly homosexual men to enter the seminary and be consecrated as priests, contrary to the teaching of the Universal Church. When asked in an interview by the local news outlet Münchner Kirchenzeitung how he deals with candidates who are openly homosexual, Fr. Wolfgang Lehner said, “It...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic priest wearing rainbow stole gives ‘blessing’ to women civilly ‘married’ for 22 years

    01/05/2024 11:20:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 5, 2023 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic priest wearing rainbow stole gives ‘blessing’ to women civilly ‘married’ for 22 yearsThe Saint Paul Catholic Church in Kentucky posted a picture of the 'blessing' on their official Facebook page. The text accompanying the photo said that the 'blessing' was 'offered according to the guidelines in Fiducia Supplicans.'LEXINGTON, Kentucky (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic church in Lexington, Kentucky, hosted a “blessing” of a same-sex couple that had been civilly “married” for 22 years, citing the Vatican’s heterodox declaration Fiducia Supplicans. The Saint Paul Catholic Church parish posted a picture of the “blessing” on their official Facebook page, showing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pictured: Priest replaces Joseph for same-sex nativity scene

    12/24/2023 10:52:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 23, 2023 | Our Foreign Staff
    [Catholic Caucus] Pictured: Priest replaces Joseph for same-sex nativity sceneParish priest defends having two mothers of baby Jesus as reflective of modern familiesA church nativity scene featuring two mothers of the Baby Jesus instead of the conventional Mary and Joseph has sparked anger in Italy.Nativity scenes are popular in the largely Catholic country, but in recent years they have been increasingly mired in culture wars as its society becomes more secular and multi-cultural.The priest at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, in Capocastello di Mercogliano, a hamlet in the province of Avellino about one hour’s drive east of Naples,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German church plans formal ‘ceremonies’ for blessing same-sex couples

    12/22/2023 2:34:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 21, 2022 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] German church plans formal ‘ceremonies’ for blessing same-sex couplesGerman bishops will continue to work on a handout for 'blessing ceremonies' to give to priests while the vice president of the Central Committee of German Catholics expresses hope that a change in church doctrine on sexual morality follows.BERLIN (LifeSiteNews) — Birgit Mock, the vice president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZDK), announced that in light of Rome’s permission to grant blessings to “couples” in irregular unions and same-sex “couples” the German bishops will continue as planned to work on a handout for “blessing ceremonies” to give to...