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  • Surveys Show Vast Majority of Western Catholics Support Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    11/20/2020 6:23:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/19/20 | Michael Haynes
    Official Church teaching describes homosexuality as ‘intrinsically disordered’ and something that ‘can in no case be approved of.’WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A report released by the Pew Research Center (PRC) shows that a majority of Catholics surveyed in Western Europe, the Americas, and across the world support either homosexual “marriage” or homosexuality as such — contrary to the official teaching of the Catholic Church. The comprehensive report, released earlier this month, focuses on Catholics’ view on homosexuality. Compiling the results of studies conducted over the past few years, the figures demonstrate a wide-scale rejection of Catholic teaching...
  • McCarrick Victims Suing Vatican

    11/20/2020 4:54:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2020 | Phillipe Champlain
    McCarrick Victims Suing VaticanComplaint: Policy of cover-up a violation of international lawNEWARK, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Holy See is being slapped with a lawsuit over sex abuse cover-up.Homopredator and ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick In a virtual press conference Thursday, attorney Jeff Anderson announced he was filing a complaint in federal district court in New Jersey on behalf of four victims of serial homosexual predator, former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.One of the victims is a priest, but his identity is hidden in this case to shield him from repercussions from his bishop and the Vatican.In his address, Anderson, who specializes in prosecuting clerical...
  • Francis Worked ‘Miracle’ for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in Mexico

    11/17/2020 6:53:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 13, 2020 | Martin Barillas
    Francis Worked ‘Miracle’ for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in MexicoMexican bishops agree with pope on homosexual civil unions MEXICO CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - According to pro-family advocates in Mexico, Pope Francis worked a "miracle" to advance the LGBTQ agenda in the state of Puebla, where the state legislature voted in favor of legal reforms to guarantee same-sex "marriage."Mexican Nuncio Abp. Franco Coppola(Photo: Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano)Puebla lawmakers last week approved a measure to modify 10 articles of the state's civil code — among them, an article defining marriage as between one man and one woman. With the measure's passage, Puebla now complies with...
  • [Catholic / SSPX Caucus] Pius X Priest Brought to Police For Celebrating Mass

    11/17/2020 6:32:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 16, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic / SSPX Caucus] Pius X Priest Brought to Police For Celebrating MassA priest of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) allowed about thirty faithful to attend last Sunday Mass in Aix, France. This caused police to intervene. The faithful were fined for disrespecting the Covid-19 curfew, LaProvence.com reported. The priest was brought to the police station for questioning. An administrative procedure will now decide if the chapel will be closed by the State.
  • McCarrick’s ‘Nephews’ Still Run the Church

    11/15/2020 9:10:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 15, 2020 | George Neumayr
    McCarrick’s ‘Nephews’ Still Run the ChurchThe Vatican’s report on his scandal is monumentally misleading.Anybody who bothers to slog through the Vatican’s mountainous report on the McCarrick scandal will not emerge from the experience enlightened. The report’s revelations, to the extent they exist, are inadvertent. The chief one, evident in the feckless epistolary back-and-forth documented in the report, is that McCarrick would remain an honored cardinal to this day were it not for credible accusations against him involving underage teens. Take those charges away, and he would still be popping up at the Vatican for meetings with the pope. That McCarrick...
  • Pope Francis Congratulates 'Deeply Devout' Catholic Biden, Who Calls Abortion an 'Essential Health Care Service'

    11/13/2020 8:44:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/13/2020 | Mike Miller
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pope Francis prematurely congratulated Joe Biden in a Thursday morning phone call, according to a statement released by the Biden-Harris campaign. In turn, Biden heaped praise on the pope and expressed his desire to work with him on a host of issues for the benefit of “mankind.” The statement said: “… Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis. [Biden] thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness’ leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.“[Biden] expressed his desire to work together on...
  • Viganò skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the deep church as Biden is to the deep state’

    11/12/2020 6:38:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2020 | John Henry-Westen
    Viganò skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the deep church as Biden is to the deep state’ Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself November 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo this evening, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal representative to the United States, responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself.  Asked by Arroyo about the report claiming Viganò “did...
  • No, there isn’t any sign the Church has learned from the McCarrick case

    11/12/2020 8:51:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2020 | Riccardo Cascioli
    No, there isn’t any sign the Church has learned from the McCarrick case The feeling is that one person has been made to pay so others may just continue along their way. The McCarrick Report reveals a substantial degree of tolerance towards homosexual conduct by the clergy, which is punished only if minors are the persons abused. This report also ignores the fact that the McCarrick case is only the tip of the iceberg of a power system controlled by the gay lobby. Whether it is a “truth operation” as announced, or a “surreal operation of mystification” as immediately defined...
  • Sex Abuse Report Damns Pope, Top Cardinal

    11/11/2020 7:48:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 11, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Sex Abuse Report Damns Pope, Top Cardinal UK investigation 'calls out the blatant hypocrisy of Pope Francis' LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - At noon Tuesday — two hours before the release of the Vatican's long-awaited McCarrick report — the United Kingdom's Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published a damning report lambasting Pope Francis and archbishop of Westminster Cdl. Vincent Nichols.IICSA report published Tuesday, damning the Holy See In contrast to the Vatican's report, which commends Francis for acting promptly against the homopredator cardinal, the IICSA quasi-governmental investigation condemns the "Holy See's limited response" against abusive clerics which "manifestly did not demonstrate...
  • McCarrick Report: Pope Hero, Viganò Villain

    11/10/2020 1:00:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Novmeber 10, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    McCarrick Report: Pope Hero, Viganò Villain Francis' dossier fails to name key abuse victim James Grein VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The McCarrick report is portraying Pope Francis as the hero who immediately dismissed the homopredator prelate on receiving credible complaints while painting whistleblower Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò as the villain, whose reports of complaints to the pope regarding Theodore McCarrick are disputed.Viganò slams the McCarrick report for trying to discredit him The long-awaited 450-page document, which fails to mention the name of earliest named victim James Grein, was published by the Vatican Secretariat of State Tuesday afternoon, two hours after the...
  • Vatican Forming New Chrislam Global Partnership with 'Devout Catholic' and Pro-Abortion and Child-Transgender Advocate Joe Biden

    11/10/2020 1:20:27 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    nteb ^ | 11/10/20 | Geoffrey Grider
    The globalists that Donald Trump nearly put out of business are licking their lips in anticipation of a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris joint presidency, and rightly so. Joe Biden will lay down and spread wide open to accommodate them, already promising to rejoin the phony Paris Climate Accords and the Iran Nuclear Treaty. Now the Vatican wants a slice or two of the pie, gushing over how ‘devout catholic’ Joe Biden is going to make everything better again. And he will. Things will get much better for the New World Order globalists. Multiple high-ranking Roman Catholic thought leaders have...
  • How Francis Is Preparing the Conclave, With His Cardinal Favorites

    11/10/2020 6:44:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 9, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    How Francis Is Preparing the Conclave, With His Cardinal Favorites It is no longer a hypothesis but a certainty. Now we know that Pope Francis “first of all” keeps his thoughts fixed “on what will come after me,” meaning on the future conclave, whether this is to come sooner or later. He said so himself in an interview a few days ago with the agency ADN Kronos. In which he also applied to himself the memorable “We’re on a mission from God” of the Blues Brothers, in these words:“I fear nothing, I act in the name and on behalf of our Lord. Am I...
  • Up to this point, I’ve tried very hard to give Francis the benefit of the doubt. No longer.

    11/10/2020 7:14:21 AM PST · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 10, 2020 | Michael Warren Davis
    Up to this point, I’ve tried very hard to give Francis the benefit of the doubt. No longer. What a horrible burden this pope has put on the faithful. November 10, 2020 (Crisis) — “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.” That’s a quote from Pope Francis. Pope Francis — the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of...
  • Vatican Scandal: Exposed Pope Shuffles Deck

    11/09/2020 8:14:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 9, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican Scandal: Exposed Pope Shuffles Deck Francis moves money matters to new department VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis has transferred responsibility for funds and real estate assets managed by the Secretariat of State to another department on the same day it was revealed that the scandal-ridden London property deal was made "with the approval of the Holy Father."Venezuelan homosexual Abp. Edgar Peña Parra The Vatican Press Office announced the transfer to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) Thursday, as Italian newspaper La Stampa reported that the pope had also endorsed hiring Italian middleman Gianluigi Torzi for...
  • Chinese Communists Force ‘Dangerous’ Catholic Nuns from Convent

    11/06/2020 4:53:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 5, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    Chinese Communists Force ‘Dangerous’ Catholic Nuns from Convent ROME — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has forced eight Catholic nuns out of their convent in the northern province of Shanxi for their refusal to join the state-run Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association.After ongoing harassment, surveillance, and intimidation from local authorities, the nuns finally opted to abandon their convent after officials ordered the removal of the cross and a dozen religious statues from the building and grounds, Bitter Winter reported this week.“The cross is a symbol of salvation. Removing it felt like cutting our own flesh,” one of the nuns said. “Had...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New Creed: “I Believe In Pope Francis”

    11/04/2020 4:13:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 4, 2020 | Gloria TV
    New Creed: “I Believe In Pope Francis” St Augustine parish in San Agustín, Jalisco, Mexico, recited on Sunday, October 25, after the announcements a second creed dedicated to Francis (NovusOrdoWatch.org, video below).Here is the text:“I believe in Pope Francis as the legitimate Successor of the Apostle Peter.I believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to the Church through him.I believe that he guides the Catholic Church as a true Pastor.I believe that he is diligently concerned with all of humanity, because we are all brothers and sons of God.I believe in his magisterium, which is in perfect harmony with the faith...
  • Vatican Christmas Display to be ‘A Sign of Hope’ Amid Pandemic

    11/04/2020 5:52:19 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 3, 2020 | Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
    Vatican Christmas Display to be ‘A Sign of Hope’ Amid Pandemic Pope Francis last year wrote a letter about the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. Pope Francis last year wrote a letter about the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world."> VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced the details of the 2020 edition of the annual Christmas display in St. Peter’s...
  • How Catholics Around the World See Same-Sex Marriage, Homosexuality

    11/03/2020 6:04:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11/2/20 | Jeff Diamant
    Pope Francis made news recently by voicing his support for same-sex civil unions – legal arrangements that give gay and lesbian couples many of the same rights as married opposite-sex couples. The statement struck many observers as a shift for the Vatican – which in 2003 came out against any “legal recognition of homosexual unions” – even as Francis did not change his long-standing opposition to gay marriage. Around the world, Catholics vary in their support for same-sex marriage and their acceptance of homosexuality in general, according to Pew Research Center surveys conducted in recent years. (The Center does not...
  • Francis Interview: “My Instinct and the Holy Spirit Guide Me”

    10/30/2020 6:14:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 30, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Francis Interview: “My Instinct and the Holy Spirit Guide Me” He did nothing else but to continue the work of Benedict XVI, Francis said in a hagiographic interview with AdnKronos.com (October 30). Benedict is for Francis “a father and a brother” and “holiness in person,” Francis visits him often, “There are no problems between us.” He disclaims reports claiming that the two had been fighting over the same tomb. For Francis, corruption is an old problem in the Church, “but the vast majority of the Church persues the right path.” He believes that the Lord called him to do what...
  • Pope Francis appoints 13 new cardinals, some of whom are pro-LGBT, back communion for adulterers

    10/27/2020 8:59:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/27/2020 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Pope Francis has named 13 clergymen to be appointed to the college of cardinals, nine of whom are eligible to vote in upcoming papal conclaves. This brings the number of cardinal electors appointed by Francis to 57 percent of total electors, increasing the likelihood that the next elected pope will share Francis’ vision for the Church. Jesuit Father Thomas Reese, writing for Religion News Service, noted that when the appointees “officially become cardinals, there will be 128 cardinal electors, eight more than the canonical limit.” US archbishop who is pro-LGBT Among the named cardinal electors are archbishops known for heterodox...