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  • [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 (12 March) by saying that "I had to change something for the sake of my own honesty". 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...
  • Friar sentenced to probation after raping college student and pressuring her to abort

    12/14/2022 7:11:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Live Action ^ | December 14, 2022 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Friar sentenced to probation after raping college student and pressuring her to abortA Franciscan friar who groomed and raped a college student with a history of trauma and abuse has pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual battery, and was sentenced to probation. The victim allegedly agreed to the plea agreement.Fr. David Morrier previously served as the university chaplain for the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and was accused of ritual abuse, rape, and coerced abortion. Late president Fr. Michael Scanlan and current president Fr. David Pivonka were also implicated in the lawsuit. Morrier allegedly groomed the student for years...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Protector of the Indians

    12/10/2022 2:56:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 10, 2022 | Mary Hansen
    [Catholic Caucus] Protector of the IndiansAbove: the old and new basilicas of Our Lady of Guadalupe.In the year 1527 King Charles V of Spain spent Holy Week at the Franciscan Monastery of Barajo near the city of Burgo in northern Spain. Friar Juan de Zumarraga was the prior of the monastery at this time. So impressed was the King by Friar Zumarraga’s holiness and capabilities that a year later, in 1528, he recommended that he become the first bishop of Mexico. His official title would be “Protector of the Indians.”Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowOne might wonder why a Franciscan would...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Homosexual New Provincial Wants to Introduce Immorality

    06/12/2022 3:00:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 11, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Homosexual New Provincial Wants to Introduce ImmoralityThe German Franciscans elected Father Markus Fuhrmann as their new Provincial Minister on 8 June. A few weeks earlier he had announced to the world that he had adopted a homosexual identity.Talking to the oligarchs' (June 11), Fuhrmann demands that the Church abolish celibacy and introduce the [invalid] ordination of women and homosexuality, "The way this morality [= divine revelation] has been officially taught so far, it doesn't serve life [= lust]. It must change, respectively, develop further."We as a Church are "colourful" [= immoral], the Church is (also) "queer" [=...
  • Can Church Doctrine Ever Change?

    01/26/2021 11:17:53 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/26/2021 | Breaking In The Habit (Catholicism In Focus)
    In a world that changes constantly, people wonder if the Church can change its doctrine.
  • The Franciscan Protomartyrs and Interreligious Dialogue

    08/21/2020 9:57:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 21, 2020 | Eric Sammons
    The Franciscan Protomartyrs and Interreligious Dialogue The Franciscan order was founded at the height of the Crusading era. Political and religious leaders were consumed with a noble cause: to recover the Holy Land that had been taken centuries earlier by Muslim forces. St. Francis, however, had a different obsession: to convert the Muslims to the one true faith, Catholicism.In 1219, the Franciscans held a General Chapter, and St. Francis announced that he would be traveling to the East to preach to the Muslims. At the same time, six brothers were given the task to travel to the West, Morocco specifically,...
  • Franciscan group defends image of Virgin Mary with Pachamama: We show Jesus next to a donkey

    12/26/2019 8:31:29 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Franciscan group defends image of Virgin Mary with Pachamama: We show Jesus next to a donkey Screenshot of the header image in the Christmas email from Franciscans International December 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Christmas greeting from Franciscans International (FI), a human rights group formed by various Franciscan orders, depicted the Andean earth-goddess “Pachamama” alongside the Blessed Virgin Mary. In an email to a concerned Catholic obtained by LifeSiteNews, FI executive director Fr. Markus Heinze OFM defended doing so. “Regarding your accusation of the message of the Christmas Card, I don’t want to go into details, I just don’t...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint James of the Marche, 11-28-18

    11/28/2018 4:19:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint James of the Marches | Francisco de Zurbarán | photo by Galería online Saint James of the Marche Saint of the Day for November 28 (1394 – November 28, 1476)  Saint James of the Marche’s Story Meet one of the fathers of the modern pawnshop!James was born in the Marche of Ancona, in central Italy along the Adriatic Sea. After earning doctorates in canon and civil law at the University of Perugia, he joined the Friars Minor and began a very austere life. He fasted nine months of the year; he slept three hours a...
  • Conservative order of nuns on verge of destruction following Vatican interventions

    11/27/2018 7:45:44 PM PST · by Petrosius · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 27, 2018 ( – Almost all of the members of a conservative order of nuns that serve the elderly in French nursing homes have announced that they have asked to be released from their vows following attempts by the Vatican to force them to alter their way of life and to “modernize” their order. According to their lay supporters, the sisters have been accused of engaging in “too much prayer” and concerns have been expressed that they wear the guimpe, a traditional form of religious head covering used by nuns that is no longer in vogue among the Church’s...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, 09-07-18

    09/07/2018 5:21:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 09-07-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. Frontispiece from Complete Works of Frederic Ozanam, Lecoffre editions, Paris , 1862 ( second edition ). Blessed Frédéric Ozanam Saint of the Day for September 7 (April 23, 1813 – September 8, 1853)  Blessed Frédéric Ozanam’s Story A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frédéric served the poor of Paris well, and drew others into serving the poor of the world. Through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which he founded, his work continues to the present day.Frédéric was the fifth of Jean and Marie Ozanam’s 14 children, one...
  • Catholic university drops Crusaders mascot: ‘troublesome, offensive’

    03/07/2017 8:23:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Alvernia University has dropped its “Crusaders” mascot, saying many have found it “troublesome, even offensive.” “Even more important, they view the image as opposed to the peace and harmony of ‘right relationships’ modeled by St. Francis and the spirit of inclusiveness for which Franciscans strive,” officials with the Franciscan-Catholic university in Pennsylvania state on their website. In a Frequently Asked Questions page, officials reject the notion that the decision is steeped in political correctness. “It’s a matter of being true to our Franciscan mission and our core values of service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality,” they state. “This change is...
  • Franciscans Join Profane Women’s March in Chicago

    01/23/2017 10:51:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    church millitant ^ | January 24, 2017 | Max Douglas
    A Michigan priest gives a homily wearing a p***yhat CHICAGO ( - Multiple Catholic groups, including Franciscan priests, joined in solidarity with the Women's March on January 21, despite the fact that most marchers were advocating for pro-abortion and pro-LGBT social issues while carrying explicit signs and wearing non-family-friendly apparel. And in Lansing, Michigan, Fr. William R. Lugger gave a homily wearing a pink p***yhat, symbolizing the feminist, anti-Trump protests. Father Daniel Horan of the Franciscan Friars went on Twitter to call the Chicago solidarity March "wonderful," and added, "If you think the #catholic clergy have no business supporting #WomensMarch,...
  • Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

    12/02/2014 4:36:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Rincon
    Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications. Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown...
  • Archaeologists unearth new evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester

    12/12/2015 10:23:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    University of Leicester Press Office ^ | December 10, 2015 | posted by ap507, contact Mathew Morris, John Thomas
    Archaeologists, led by John Thomas and Mathew Morris of ULAS, have been investigating a series of medieval and post-medieval backyards dating from the 12th century through to the 16th century... Evidence recorded includes stone-lined pits (possibly storage pits or cisterns), rubbish pits, latrines, wells, boundary walls and a possible late 15th or 16th century cellar. Such activity, and the evidence carefully collected and recorded from it, will give important new insights into the lifestyles and industry of the people living along one of Leicester's principle medieval streets... The site lies at the heart of Leicester's historic core, close to significant...
  • 16th century Mexican church re-emerges from underwater

    10/19/2015 3:25:24 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 28 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/17/15
    The ruins of a 16th century colonial church have re-emerged from a reservoir due to the lack of rain in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. This year's drought has gripped the Grijalba river, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, dropping the water level by 75 feet. It is the second time the church has emerged from underwater. In 2002, the water was so low visitors could walk inside the church. The church, in the Quechula locality, is the work of a group of monks headed by Friar Bartolome de la Casas, who arrived in the region inhabited by the Zoque...
  • Major rally for Franciscans of the Immaculate held in Rome

    06/16/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | June 16, 2014 | tantumblogo
    A significant rally in defense of the Franciscans of the Immaculate was held in Rome over the weekend. The effort was basically an appeal by the laity formerly attached to the FIs (their association being terminated by the direct order of the apostolic overseer Fr. Volpi) to Pope Francis to have mercy on the Immaculates and stop the severe intervention in the order, which many insiders report as dying as a result of the draconian actions taken against both the male and female sides over the past year. The rally was attended by hundreds (it could have been more, but...
  • Touchdown! Franciscans reach goal with a winning kick (restoration project)

    04/16/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | April 14, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    ROME — Bypassing strapped government funding, a community of Franciscan friars in Rome was able to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars in 30 days through the crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter.The small cell where St. Francis of Assisi used to sleep when he came to Rome. (Screengrab from the Franciscans’ Kickstarter webpage) The Franciscans in charge of the Church of St. Francis at Ripa will be using the money to restore the darkened, crumbling cell where St. Francis of Assisi stayed during his visits to Rome.More than 1,100 people, mostly from the United States, contributed to the Franciscans’...
  • We ask for the resignation of Fr. Volpi, commissioner of the Franciscans of the Immaculate

    12/10/2013 4:25:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 12/10/13 | Roberto de Mattei
    Lepanto Society: We ask for the resignation of Fr. Volpi, commissioner of the Franciscans of the Immaculate Father Volpi “deposed the entire general government of the order, starting from its founder, Fr. Stefano Maria Manelli, who finds himself under house arrest without even knowing the reasons why…” By Roberto de Mattei Note: A group of sites and of associations of lay Catholics have started to collect signatures to ask for the dismissal of Fr. Fidenzio Volpi from his duty as commissioner of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. All those who wish to sign this appeal may do so by clicking...
  • Franciscans of the Immaculate – Commissioner is interested in only one matter: the Traditional Mass

    08/25/2013 4:43:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    rorate caeli ^ | 8/25/13 | New Catholic
    Rorate Caeli lavabo per singulas noctes lectum meum, lacrimis meis stratum meum rigabo Franciscans of the Immaculate - Intervention Commissioner is interested in only one matter: the Traditional Mass From the questionnaire sent by the Commissioner (Monsignor Vito Angelo TODISCO, OFMConv, Apostolic Visitator) designated in the Intervention of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (the Congregation for Religious), it is clear that only one concern is in the mind of Cardinal-Prefect João Braz de Aviz and Secretary Abp. Rodríguez Carballo, OFM: the "Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite", both the Traditional Mass and...
  • Franciscans of the Immaculate: Vatican Attempts to Reassure -- Reasoning Not Convincing

    08/03/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tancred
    (Rome) The unrest has not remained hidden among Traditional Catholics from the Vatican, that has developed from the treatment of the Traditional Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The need to intervene and reassure. However, the justification offered here is hard to believe. . The exemplary Franciscans of the Immaculata, which was canonically erected in 1990, will, by a decree dated the 11th of July be placed under provisional administration by the Congregation of Religious. It was also arranged that all the priests, would celebrate the liturgy according to the New Rite. It is a serious attack against the...