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  • Pints with Aquinas host Matt Fradd tells Lila Rose that our sex-obsessed culture is ‘anti-love’

    05/18/2024 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 16, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    In an exclusive interview, Matt Fradd, Byzantine Catholic author and host of the Pints with Aquinas podcast, sat down with Live Action founder and president Lila Rose to discuss pornography, sex, and how the perversion of sex has affected the world. Fradd says he was first exposed to pornography at age eight. By age 13, his friend’s mother was buying he and his friend pornography and supplying them with alcohol. Looking back on the behavior, he called it sexual abuse — and said it led him down a dark path. When he later became a Christian and worked to remove...
  • Fury as Maryland parents are told they CAN'T opt their young kids out of LGBTQ classes

    05/17/2024 6:13:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 16, 2024 | Nic White
    Parents cannot force a school district to let them pull their children out of classes with LGBTQ themes, an appeals court has ruled. Three sets of parents and a parental rights group sued the Montgomery County Public Schools board in Maryland after it announced the classes in 2022. They claimed not being allowed to opt out their kindergarten to grade 5 children violated their First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. But the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied their request for a preliminary injunction 2-1 as the parents failed to show how the policy would infringe their rights...
  • Far-right Christians blame Madonna’s ‘satanic’ concert for floods in southern Brazil

    05/15/2024 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 13, 2024 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil (RNS) — Conservative Christians are accusing the pop star Madonna, who gave a free concert on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach May 4, of including satanic rituals in the show, with catastrophic consequences for Brazil. The concert, the last stop on Madonna’s The Celebration Tour, drew more than 1.6 million Brazilians and fans from neighboring countries and was aired in its entirety on Rede Globo, the national TV network. Besides a diverse cast and some sexual play that LGBTQ+ Brazilians and other minorities said spotlighted their communities, the show projected images of Brazilian human rights icons, including...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fiducia Supplicans: Another Homosex-Blasphemy in a Church

    05/13/2024 7:19:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 13, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Fiducia Supplicans: Another Homosex-Blasphemy in a Church"Triggered by Francis' homosexual propaganda piece 'Fiducia supplicans', a homosexual [pseudo] blessing was staged in the Nuestra Señora de Belén Church in Miajadas, Diocese of Plasencia, Spain.One of the two homosexual concubines admitted on a social network that their complicity in sin was hardened and had lasted for 30 years."We were very happy to be able to do it in the Church, to be the first homosexual couple of many to come," he announced.It seems that the initiative for the sacrilege came from Don Enrique Gómez Rodríguez, the parish priest, as can...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - MAY 12, 2024 - (PRAAYER)

    05/11/2024 6:12:03 PM PDT · by Faith · 21 replies
    Praying daily since 2015:Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholics hold rosary rally in reparation for cathedral funeral of pro-abortion Democrat

    05/11/2024 10:43:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2024 | LifeSite League
    Catholics hold rosary rally in reparation for cathedral funeral of pro-abortion DemocratIn response to the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark being used for the funeral of pro-abortion Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., a LifeSite League member and fellow Catholics held a rosary rally in reparation.Catholics recently held a Rosary rally in reparation for the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark being allowed to be used for the funeral service of non-Catholic, pro-abortion Democratic Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.Prior to Payne’s May 2 funeral, a LifeSite League member had contacted the cathedral, which is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dissident priest tells pro-LGBT parishioners he hopes 2024 Synod will approve ‘women deacons’

    05/10/2024 8:43:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 9, 2024 | Stephen Kokx
    [Catholic Caucus] Dissident priest tells pro-LGBT parishioners he hopes 2024 Synod will approve ‘women deacons’Fr. James Cassidy, a priest in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, expressed support for homosexuality, social justice and women's leadership roles in the church during a recent homily.A dissident priest at a pro-LGBT Catholic church in Minneapolis told laity this past weekend that he hopes a liberal parishioner attending the Synod on Synodality in October will vote to support women deacons.Father James Cassidy serves as the parochial vicar at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community. The church falls under the jurisdiction of Archbishop Bernard...
  • Prayer Needed for Pro-Life Advocate Who Suffered Stroke After Biden Jailed Her

    05/10/2024 8:35:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | May 10, 2024 | Anne Reed
    Operation Rescue learned of an urgent prayer request involving Heather Idoni, one of the courageous pro-lifers currently imprisoned for participating in peaceful rescues at abortion facilities. She was convicted of violating the FACE Act and Civil Right Conspiracy at the notorious late-term abortion center Washington Surgi-Center and at an abortion clinic outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Idoni was reportedly rushed to the hospital this week after suffering a stroke at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia. She is currently stabilized and will be taken back into custody to await sentencing on May 17. Please pray for Idoni during this extremely trying...
  • [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] Bishop Paprocki: Biden ‘mocks our Catholic faith’ by his pro-abortion sign of the cross

    05/09/2024 11:03:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 9, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Paprocki: Biden ‘mocks our Catholic faith’ by his pro-abortion sign of the crossBishop Thomas Paprocki said President Joe Biden 'mocks our Catholic faith' by making the sign of the cross when hearing about restrictions on abortion in Florida. Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki has stated President Joe Biden “mocks our Catholic faith,” following Biden’s latest pro-abortion move making the sign of the cross when hearing about restrictions on abortion in Florida. In a May 8 video, Paprocki joined his voice to that of Cardinal Wilton Gregory and Spain’s Bishop José Ignacio Munilla in condemning Joe Biden’s selective approach...
  • [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...
  • Under 1% of Catholics agree with church's teaching on sanctity of life issues: Report

    05/08/2024 11:16:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2024 | Ryan Foley
    Less than 1% of American Catholics agree with all three of the Catholic Church's teachings on the sanctity of life issues, showing the widespread existence of what some call "cafeteria Catholics" in the United States, according to an analysis. Researcher Ryan Burge, an associate professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University who publishes articles on a Substack called "Graphs About Religion," shared data Thursday about the beliefs of Catholics in the U.S., focusing on their views on abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia. Burge attributed the motivation to conduct the research to comments made by Cardinal Wilton Gregory of the...
  • Biden Officials Block Pro-Life Advocate on House Arrest From Attending Church

    05/07/2024 1:28:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | May 6, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    The Biden administration’s persecution against pro-life Christians in America is getting worse. Just days after LifeNews reported that federal prison officials put a pro-life woman in solitary confinement for 22 days for sharing food with fellow prisoners, a new report indicates that Biden officials are preventing a pro-life Christian from attending church. Paulette Harlow is one of a dozen pro-life Americans the Biden administration has targeted with prosecution for protesting abortions while it ignores hundreds of pro-abortion crimes committed across America. Harlow, who is 73, could be sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for protesting abortion. While Americans...
  • Sister Barbara's Gone Rogue! NPR Touts Nuns for 'Enshrining Abortion Rights' in Missouri

    05/06/2024 3:06:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2024 | Tim Graham
    Leftists love to believe that churches should be run like clubs -- the majority rules. So they'll make a big deal out of polls, like the Pew Research Center finding six of ten Catholics disagree with the church's opposition to abortion. They do not ask self-identified Catholics whether they actually go to church on Sundays, or if they stopped the minute they became an adult. You would get a more conservative result. On Tuesday, NPR's newscast All Things Considered brought on reporter Katia Riddle to channel the views of pro-abortion Catholics, but what made it more shocking is touting a...
  • How Pope Francis opened the Vatican to transgender sex workers

    05/05/2024 1:52:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 74 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2024 | Anthony Faiola and Stefano Pitrelli
    How Pope Francis opened the Vatican to transgender sex workersThe outreach, reflecting the most radical stage of his papacy, has prompted backlash while also altering the lives of the nearly 100 people he has met.
  • DOJ prevents pro-lifer on house arrest from attending Sunday Mass

    05/05/2024 10:42:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 4, 2024 | Louis Knuffke
    DOJ prevents pro-lifer on house arrest from attending Sunday Massh2>Paulette Harlow was refused a religious accommodation to go to church. Sign the prayer pledge for the nine pro-life rescuers facing a decade in prison.WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – In what appears to be a targeted persecution, the Department of Justice has directly infringed on the religious liberty of a peaceful Catholic pro-lifer who has been placed on arrest, insisting that she be prohibited from attending church despite the defendant’s express request to be allowed to attend Mass in addition to doctor’s visits.RELATED: Biden DOJ’s treatment of jailed pro-lifers meets international definitions...
  • Priest Celebrates Lesbian [Pseudo] Marriage - One "Bride" Is Protestant Preacher

    05/04/2024 10:27:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 2, 2024 | Gloria TV
    Priest Celebrates Lesbian [Pseudo] Marriage - One "Bride" Is Protestant PreacherRev. Joseph Williams, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul in Chicago, Illinois, officiated at a pseudo-marriage for two women in his church. They posted video footage on social media on 22 April and Rev. Williams confirmed that the video is real (OsvNews.com, 1 May).One of the women, Kelli Beard, is a United Methodist minister. She will become an associate pastor at an Arizona church starting in July. The other, Myah Knight, is a mental health therapist who runs a 'religious trauma support group'.Beard wore an off-the-shoulder champagne-coloured sequined dress, Knight...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Strickland: A ‘confused understanding of authority’ has invaded the Church

    05/04/2024 7:43:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Bishop Joseph E. Strickland
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Strickland: A ‘confused understanding of authority’ has invaded the ChurchSt. Robert Bellarmine wrote: 'Just as it is licit to resist a Pontiff who attacks the body, so it is licit to resist him who attacks souls, or who disturbs the civil order, or, even more, who tries to destroy the Church.'The following is a May 3, 2024, letter from Bishop Joseph Strickland, the bishop emeritus of Tyler, Texas. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,“Roma locuta; causa finita est!” “Rome has spoken; the matter is finished!” In these pastoral letters that I have been publishing, I have been...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Gregory XVI’s Mirari Vos Condemns the Cardinal Sin of the Vatican II Revolution

    05/04/2024 7:00:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Remant News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Gregory XVI’s Mirari Vos Condemns the Cardinal Sin of the Vatican II RevolutionAs profitable and enlightening as it is to reflect on how Mirari Vos condemns the specific novelties of Vatican II, though, we might draw greatest value from the encyclical if we can truly appreciate what it said about the permissibility of novelties in general.Like many other papal encyclicals prior to Vatican II, several aspects of Pope Gregory XVI’s 1832 encyclical on “Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism,” Mirari Vos, directly contradict ideas that were explicitly promoted at the Council. For instance, whereas Vatican II’s “Declaration on Religious...
  • Global Methodist Church reacts to UMC votes to allow LGBT clergy, same-sex weddings

    05/03/2024 8:05:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 2, 2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The Global Methodist Church has issued an official response to the United Methodist Church's General Conference votes to drop the denomination's decades-old ban on ordaining noncelibate homosexuals and allow the blessing of same-sex weddings. UMC General Conference delegates voted this week via consent calendar to remove assorted rules from the denomination's Book of Discipline, shifting its stance on multiple LGBT issues. Launched in 2022 as a conservative alternative to the UMC at a time when many churches were planning to leave the mainline Protestant denomination, the GMC issued a statement Wednesday stating that it "do[es] not have any affiliation with...