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  • Top Synod Cardinal Calls for ‘Change of Cultural Paradigm’ on Homosexuality in Latest Scandalous Remarks

    11/07/2022 6:00:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/26/22 | Michael Haynes
    Cardinal Hollerich appeared to describe homosexuality as a 'fruit of creation' and admitted that there are a disproportionate number of homosexuals in Church institutions.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the Synod on Synodality, has called for a “change of cultural paradigm” regarding the Church’s condemnation of homosexual activity and said that there is a “higher” percentage of homosexuals in “Church institutions” than in civil society. Hollerich made his comments in a lengthy interview given to L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s daily newspaper. Speaking extensively about the Synod on Synodality, Hollerich first praised Pope Francis for being...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German Synodal Way approves text calling homosexual acts ‘not sinful’ and ‘not intrinsically evil’

    09/12/2022 5:15:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 12, 2022 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] German Synodal Way approves text calling homosexual acts ‘not sinful’ and ‘not intrinsically evil’The eight orthodox bishops who voted against the document were Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki and Bishops Gregor Maria Hanke, Matthias Heinrich, Stefan Oster, Dominikus Schwaderlapp, Rolf Steinhäuser, Rudolf Vorderholzer, and Florian Wörner.FRANKFURT AM MAIN (LifeSiteNews) – At the fourth Assembly of the German Synodal Way, a large majority of the bishops and laity present voted to approve a text that demands the Church change her teaching on homosexuality. Entitled “Magisterial reassessment of Homosexuality,” the document includes the following statement: “Same-sex sexuality – also realized in...
  • Kentucky Catholic church hosts ‘unprecedented’ service of apology to LGBTQ+ community

    07/02/2022 4:56:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    WKYT ^ | June 30, 2022 | Jeremy Tombs
    Kentucky Catholic church hosts ‘unprecedented’ service of apology to LGBTQ+ communityLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On the last day of Pride Month, a Lexington church is apologizing to the LGBTQ+ community.Leaders at St. Paul Catholic Church said they want to make amends for the church’s discrimination and lack of compassion.“I felt betrayed by an institution. A divine institution, and I was heartbroken,” said JR Zerkowski, director of the Catholic LGBTQ+ Ministry.Multiple religious leaders made remarks Thursday evening about their mistreatment within Catholic congregations and the long road they took just to be accepted.“It took me 20 years for my mom to...
  • German Franciscans Elect Dissident Homosexual as Provincial Superior

    06/14/2022 6:10:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/22 | Emily Mangiarcina
    Brother Markus Fuhrmann opposes Catholic Church teaching not only on homosexuality, but on the issues of priestly celibacy and women’s ordination.(LifeSiteNews) – German Franciscans have elected a provincial superior who publicly revealed that he is homosexual only weeks prior. Brother Markus Fuhrmann, referred to as the first openly homosexual Franciscan in his office, said that he has received a “lot of encouragement” regarding his open homosexuality in his position as Provincial Minister, despite the condemnation of homosexuality by Scripture and Church teaching. The Catechism of the Catholic Church declares that “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as...
  • Pope announces pro-LGBT Brazilian bishop will be elevated to cardinal

    06/02/2022 3:45:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 2, 2022 | Louis Knuffke
    Pope announces pro-LGBT Brazilian bishop will be elevated to cardinal'There needs to be a dialog on the rights of shared life between people of the same sex who decide to live together. They need legal support from society," Archbishop Leonardo Steiner said in a 2014 interview. ROME (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis will elevate a pro-LGBT Brazilian archbishop to the rank of cardinal. The pontiff has named 21 new cardinals to be elevated to the sacred college at a consistory in August. Included among them is Leonardo Steiner, O.F.M., secretary general of the National Confederation of Bishops of Brazil, the archbishop...
  • Pope Francis appoints pro-LGBT cardinal praised by top Freemason as president of Italian bishops’ conference

    05/25/2022 4:24:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2022 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis appoints pro-LGBT cardinal praised by top Freemason as president of Italian bishops’ conferenceCardinal Zuppi ‘would be a very good pope’ said Masonic Grand Master Gioele Magaldi in 2020.Cardinal Matteo Zuppi and Pope FrancisVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has appointed a pro-LGBT cardinal to be the new president of the Italian Bishops Conference, two years after a Masonic Grand Master praised him as a potential Pope.On the second day of the 76th General Assembly of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), Pope Francis chose Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, the 66-year-old Archbishop of Bologna, to lead the CEI for the...
  • Pope Francis ends automatic dismissal of religious-order priests for [sexual] abuse

    04/27/2022 4:15:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 27, 2022 | Catholic World News
    Pope Francis ends automatic dismissal of religious-order priests for [sexual] abuseLess than a year after he strengthened the Code of Canon Law’s section on crimes, Pope Francis has issued an apostolic constitution motu proprio (on his own initiative) that alters the wording of one of the canons.As a result of the alteration, religious-order priests who sexually abuse minors and other vulnerable persons, or who commit canonical crimes related to child pornography, will no longer be automatically dismissed from their religious institutes.In addition, religious-order priests who “force someone to perform or submit to sexual acts” will no longer be automatically dismissed...
  • They hire an idol of the proLGTBI song to fill the Plaza de San Pedro

    04/23/2022 11:05:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Info Vatican via Google Translate ^ | April 20, 2022 | Carlos Esteban
    They Hire an Idol of the ProLGBTBI Song to Fill the Plaza de San PedroFor the Pope's meeting with young people in San Pedro, promoted by the Italian Episcopal Conference, they had no better idea than to hire a music idol, the winner of the Sanremo Festival with a song that exalts homosexual love.It has been a long time since Francis seemed to be a 'prophet in his own land', so to speak, in the sense that Saint Peter's Square, a recurring scene of historical 'full houses', often appears in papal addresses with such a small audience that I would...
  • Head of European Bishops’ Commission Says Church Teaching on Homosexuality is ‘False,’ Demands Change

    02/04/2022 6:45:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/4/22 | David McLoone
    'I believe it is time for us to make a revision in the basic foundation of the teaching,' Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) has voiced support for changing the Church’s teaching on homosexual acts, describing the biblical determination of sin as “false.” Jesuit Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, who is also the Archbishop of Luxembourg and was appointed by Pope Francis as Relator General of the 2021–2023 “Synod on Synodality,” made the remarks in comments to the German Catholic news agency KNA. Asked by reporters how...
  • Prelate Backs Gays as Priest Hauled to Court [Malta]

    02/02/2022 7:31:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/31/22 | Jules Gomes
    Pro-LGBTQ+ archbishop of Malta tipped off to be Vatican doctrinal czarVALLETTA, Malta ( - Catholics have expressed outrage after Malta's archbishop demonstrated solidarity with LGBTIQ+ activist organizations a couple of days before a faithful priest was dragged to court for "hate speech" against homosexuals. Archbishop Charles Scicluna and auxiliary bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi met Drachma LGBTI, Allied Rainbow Community, Drachma Parents' Group, LGBTI+ Gozo, and LGBTIQ Rights Malta at the archdiocesan curia in Floriana on Tuesday, a Drachma press release announced. During the two-hour "positive and flowing conversation," the bishops and the LGBTIQ+ community explored ways of how to make pansexual...
  • German Cdl. Marx Says Homosexuality Is ‘Not a Restriction’ on a Man’s Ability to Become a Priest

    01/31/2022 6:28:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/28/22 | Tim Jackson
    The German cardinal’s views contradict the Catholic Church’s long-standing ban on the ordination of homosexual men.MUNICH, Germany (LifeSiteNews) – The most senior German cardinal in the Catholic Church has expressed his support for ordaining homosexual men to the priesthood, in the latest attack on Magisterial teaching by the prelate. Cardinal Reinhard Marx made the comments at a press conference yesterday in Munich where he was responding to a new report alleging he and several of his predecessors, including then-archbishop Josef Ratzinger (Pope emeritus Benedict XVI), mishandled multiple sexual abuse cases as archbishops of Munich and Freising. After reading a prepared...
  • Vatican Rejects Healing for Homosexuality

    07/22/2021 6:12:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/22/21 | Jules Gomes
    Homosexuals do not need a cure, but accompaniment and discernmentVATICAN CITY ( - Rome is rejecting the use of "reparative" or "conversion" therapies by Catholic groups to heal homosexuals of same-sex attraction, a Spanish Catholic weekly is reporting. But homosexuals who have benefited from therapy are urging Pope Francis to meet with those who have found healing from unwanted same-sex attraction. The Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy (CC) instructed the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) in June to disavow the Granada-based Truth and Freedom (Verdad y Libertad) apostolate for its practice of reparative therapy, Vida Nueva reported last Thursday.The bishops are...
  • The Vatican’s Gay Priests

    07/09/2011 11:27:26 AM PDT · by armydoc · 163 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 27, 2010 | Barbie Nadeau
    For residents of Rome, the sight of courting priests is hardly an anomaly. But a recent exposé is rocking the Catholic Church. In the basement dining room of Le Mani In Pasta, a trattoria in central Rome, a young, glossy-eyed couple stare at each other across a table for two. They smile and blush over a private joke. There is no handholding or kissing, but they are clearly more than friends, even though they are both wearing dark shirts and the telltale white clerical collar.
  • Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops [A Religious Abomination!]

    06/19/2011 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 19, 2011 | Donna Bowate
    Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops The Church of England is using the Equality Act as a “smokescreen” for allowing gay clergymen to become bishops, according to the leader of the National Secular Society. By Donna Bowater 19 Jun 2011 Guidance due to be published on Monday was expected to pave the way for homosexual clerics in civil partnerships to become bishops provided they remained celibate. The document, published in response to last year’s Equality Act, will be sent to the General Synod before it meets in York next month. The paper said: "Someone in a...
  • Gay, lesbian priests nominated for bishop

    08/02/2009 11:09:52 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 6 replies · 796+ views ^ | August 3, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Gay, lesbian priests nominated for bishop LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two Episcopal priests in same-gender relationships are among the nominees for assistant bishop of Los Angeles, officials said Sunday. The Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco and the Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool of Maryland will be among six candidates on the ballot when lay people and clergy vote in December, despite a long-standing request from world Anglican leaders for a moratorium on consecrating openly gay bishops. Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno said in a statement Sunday that he was "pleased by the wide diversity" of the nominees. Separately, the...
  • Episcopal Church Fires 61 Priests For Opposing Gay Church Leaders

    05/27/2009 8:14:20 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 51 replies · 1,753+ views
    CBS47 NEWS ^ | 5-27-09 | cakid1
    Episcopal Church fires 61 priests and deacons in the Central Valley. Part of the reason, is they followed former Bishop John David Schofield when he rebuked the national church for its stance on the ordination of gays into the priesthood. The 61 clergy had six months to deny or recant their stance against...
  • Father Murd Trial [Gay Priest Alert]

    06/28/2008 8:19:05 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 8 replies · 221+ views
    WTVG Toledo ^ | 13 June 2008 | StaffWriter
    A judge found catholic priest Father Frank Murd not guilty of sexual imposition today. The diocese removed Murd from Saint joseph's in Maumee in April. That's when Murd was first accused of improperly fondling another man in a hot tub. Lawyers for both sides agree Father Frank Murd fondled another man in a JCC hottub. Prosecutors could not convince judge James Jensen that the accuser clearly objected to Murd's actions. "We disagree with the judge's decision," says Mike Loisel of the Lucas County Prosecutor's office. The prosecution believes Murd knew he offended the alleged victim. "We think he knew it...
  • Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes

    09/04/2007 6:55:06 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 37 replies · 572+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM | CHRISTINA BOYLE
    Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes BY CHRISTINA BOYLE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM Jim McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, is returning to the classroom Tuesday as a seminary student. The former New Jersey governor will begin full-time studies at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in Chelsea, where he will pursue a three-year Master of Divinity program. McGreevey, 50, switched denominations from Roman Catholic to Episcopalian earlier this year and has expressed an interest in becoming a priest. "I hope that Jim McGreevey finds some contentment and...
  • Anglican Conflict: A Battle with 'Eternal Significance'

    05/27/2007 8:34:15 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 357+ views
    Christian Today ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2007, 12:39 (BST) | Lillian Kwon
    Anglican Conflict: A Battle with 'Eternal Significance' by Lillian Kwon, Christian Today Correspondent Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2007, 12:39 (BST) The recent non-invitation of two wayward bishops to a decennial global Anglican meeting produced a media frenzy this week. But what does all this mean? "First of all, it is clear that the Archbishop of Canterbury faces an impossible task – he is confronted by two irreconcilable truth claims," stated Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, newly installed missionary bishop of CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America) – an orthodox Anglican splinter group and offshoot of the Church of...
  • Episcopal break up?

    05/23/2007 8:41:01 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/2007 | Our Sunday Visitor
    Episcopal break up? 5/23/2007 Our Sunday Visitor One could argue that the Episcopal Church in the United States has been on the brink of disaster for years. Thomas Reeves, in his book The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity, quoted an observation made about the Episcopal Church in 1994 that seems no less true today: “The Episcopal Church is an institution in free fall. We have nothing to hold on to, no shared belief, no common assumptions, no agreed bottom line, no accepted definition of what an Episcopalian is or believes.” The Episcopal Church has been divided by...