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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Biden attends first Sunday Mass as President

    01/24/2021 8:39:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2021 | Arlette Saenz, Allie Malloy, Jasmine Wright and Chandelis Duster,
    Biden attends first Sunday Mass as PresidentPresident Joe Biden attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC's Georgetown neighborhood, his first time attending Sunday Mass since taking his oath of office.Biden is the second Catholic president in US history, and weekly Mass is expected to be a fixed part of his schedule. That's a level of devotion to regular religious services not seen from recent presidents, who were professed Christians but intermittently attended church or worshipped privately while in office.Biden's Catholic faith will be on full display as the first publicly churchgoing president in decadesAnd while it's unclear whether he...
  • Joe Biden, the pope and the looming schism in America's Catholic Church

    01/24/2021 8:31:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    DW ^ | January 24, 2021 | Christoph Strack
    Joe Biden, the pope and the looming schism in America's Catholic ChurchThere is much enthusiasm around the world for the 46th US president — and considerable interest in his faith. Joe Biden is a Catholic and a friend of Pope Francis. But he is also under pressure from fundamentalists. Joe Biden is a devout CatholicOn his inauguration day, Joe Biden's first stop was Catholic Mass. During his inauguration ceremony, it was a Jesuit priest who invoked God's blessing, and in his first address as president the 78-year-old led prayers for the more than 400,000 coronavirus dead in the US. And...
  • Biden’s Catholic Praetorian Guard

    01/24/2021 8:00:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 24, 2021 | George Neumayr
    Biden’s Catholic Praetorian Guard Cardinal Cupich and company didn’t want him criticized on inauguration day.Franciscardinal Cupich The Biden presidency is already exposing fissures within the Church. On inauguration day, his Catholic apologists bathed him in praise and took bitter issue with Archbishop José Gomez for daring to criticize his anti-Catholic stances. Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, issued a tame statement, offering prayers and good wishes while noting, “Our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils.” But that was too much for Cardinal Blase Cupich, who declared Gomez’s statement “ill-considered.”Other members of the...
  • Pope Picks Non-Canonical Seven Deadly Sins

    01/24/2021 12:58:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 24, 2021
    Pope Picks Non-Canonical Seven Deadly SinsFrancis to pontificate on 'politically correct' vices in new TV series PADUA, Italy (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is brushing aside the Catholic Church's canon of the seven deadly sins, opting instead for a "politically correct" version of vices in a new series for Italian television.The pope's alternative list of seven cardinal sins for the seven episodes on Nove TV excludes lust, pride, avarice, greed and sloth as laid down in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Giotto's virtues-vices on lower panels leading to judgement The newer catalog of Francis' capital sins substitutes five of the canonical...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - JANUARY 24, 2021 - (PRAYER)

    01/23/2021 7:07:52 PM PST · by Faith · 27 replies
    January 24, 2021 | Faith
    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.
  • Federal Court Backs Religious Freedom

    01/23/2021 6:04:35 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Church Militant ^ | 1/22/21 | Martina Moyski
    Protects Catholic sisters, doctors from covering transgender surgeryBISMARCK, N.D. (ChurchMilitant.com) - On the day before self-identifying Catholic Joe Biden was inaugurated president, a federal court came down on the side of a Catholic religious order seeking to do its work in alignment with its faith. On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota blocked an Obama-era requirement known as the Transgender Mandate, part of Obamacare, which forced doctors to perform gender transition procedures on patients, including children, even if the doctor believes the treatment or hormone therapy could harm the patient. The term "gender-transition procedures" in...
  • Biden’s Band of Pro-Abort Catholics

    01/23/2021 3:09:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 22, 2021 | Paul Murano
    Biden’s Band of Pro-Abort CatholicsWolves in sheep's clothingNew president Joe Biden is surrounding himself with like-minded pro-abortion Catholics.President Biden has nominated cabinet members who identify as Catholic but embrace policies that directly contradict essential doctrine on sexuality, human life and gender. This is according to reports by Catholic News Agency and National Catholic Register.Biden picked so-called Catholics to lead the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Commerce and Agriculture. He also chose self-described Catholics to lead the departments of Energy, Veterans Affairs, Defense — and as Ambassador to the United Nations.Faithful Catholics note the religiosity of these nominees is...
  • LGBT Lobby Wants Biden To Target Christian Schools That Follow Biblical Values

    01/23/2021 7:16:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 103 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/21/21 | Jonathan Van Maren
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest and most powerful LGBT lobby organizations, is pushing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to target Christian educational institutions, demanding that the Biden Administration strip colleges that adhere to rules and positions opposing homosexuality of their accreditation. The HRC's "Blueprint for Positive Change," which offers 85 recommendations, proposes eliminating non-discrimination exemptions for religious colleges if they refuse to abandon the biblical position on marriage. Al Mohler, a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the HRC's push in an essay titled "A Direct Threat to Christian Education." The...
  • Bishops Advise Spaniards to Carry Letter Protecting Them from Euthanasia

    01/22/2021 6:56:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 1/22/21 | John Burger
    If passed, law would make Spain sixth country to allow "mercy killing."Don’t leave home without it. That’s the message, basically, from the Catholic Bishops of Spain, who are renewing their longstanding invitation for concerned citizens to draft a living will to protect against being involuntarily killed under a government-backed euthanasia law. In December, Spanish lawmakers voted in favor of a law decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. If the Senate gives it final approval, Spain would be Europe’s sixth country to allow active euthanasia. “This proposed law says euthanasia cannot be applied if the person has previously signed a document with...
  • ‘Catholic’ Biden Marks Roe v. Wade Anniversary with Pledge to Make Abortion Available for ‘Everyone’

    01/22/2021 6:52:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/22/21 | Pete Baklinski
    ‘In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care — including reproductive health care.’WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — President Joe Biden, who calls himself Catholic, marked the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that brought legal abortion to all of America with a pledge that he will make sure that “everyone” who wants it has access to the procedure of killing their preborn children. “In the past four years, reproductive health,...
  • Pro-life Mass in Columbus cathedral disrupted by pro-abortion protesters

    01/22/2021 6:04:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 22, 2021 | David McLoone
    Pro-life Mass in Columbus cathedral disrupted by pro-abortion protestersThe activists were displaying posters with messages that read: ‘Fund abortion, not cops,’ and, ‘Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.’The activists were displaying posters with messages that read: ‘Fund abortion, not cops,’ and, ‘Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.’ During Mass, which was celebrated by local Robert J. Brennan, eight activists paraded around the pews inside the cathedral, displaying posters with messages that read: “Fund abortion, not cops,” and, “Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.”The Hyde Amendment is a legislative provision barring the use of federal funds to pay for abortion, with...
  • Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

    01/22/2021 3:21:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of San Francisco ^ | January 21, 2021 | Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
    Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life VotersMost Rev. Salvatore J. CordileoneJanuary 21, 2021On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.” Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, issued the following statement in response: “To begin with the obvious: Nancy Pelosi does not speak for the Catholic Church. She speaks as a high-level important government leader, and as...
  • Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?

    01/22/2021 11:34:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 22, 2021 | Tim Busch
    Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?The U.S. bishops’ collaboration with the new administration on areas of common ground cannot be accompanied by actions that spread confusion over Catholic teaching in other areas.When Joe Biden took the oath of office on Jan. 20, he became only the second Catholic president in U.S. history. The first, John F. Kennedy, was frequently and famously questioned over whether he was, in fact, a servant of the pope. With Biden, a different question must be asked, one that is focused less on the commander-in-chief and more on the Church: How will...
  • Speaker Pelosi Implies Religious Pro-Lifers Are Sellouts

    01/21/2021 5:42:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/21/21 | Christine Rouselle
    Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused pro-lifers of putting their opposition to abortion over the tenets of democracy in a recent appearance on former Sen. Hillary Clinton’s podcast. “I think that Donald Trump is president because of the issue of a woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said on the Jan. 18 episode of “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” blaming pro-life voters for boosting Trump into office. “When you take the greed of those who want their tax cuts, that’s probably a small number [of voters], but nonetheless a number,”...
  • In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on Biden

    01/21/2021 3:09:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 20, 2021 | CNA Staff
    In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on BidenCardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, used Twitter to issue a scathing criticism of the USCCB’s official statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden.In his four-part Twitter thread on Wednesday, Cardinal Cupich said that “the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued an ill-considered statement on the day of President Biden’s inauguration. Aside from the fact that there is seemingly no precedent for doing so, the statement, critical of President Biden, came as a surprise to many bishops, who received it just hours before it was released.”“The statement was crafted without...
  • Joe Biden Eats and Drinks His Own Spiritual Death

    01/21/2021 1:02:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 21, 2021 | Austin Ruse
    Joe Biden Eats and Drinks His Own Spiritual DeathYesterday morning at the grand Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Joe Biden ate and drank his own spiritual death. That he received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of a Cardinal of the Church adds scandal upon scandal. One radio wag called it a mass for Planned Parenthood. And so, it was.Joe Biden is an enemy of the Catholic faith. This fact must be repeated as often as humanly possible. Joe Biden holds himself out as a faithful Catholic, yet he does not believe in the faith’s fundamental teachings about...
  • NY Cardinal’s Ulterior Motives

    01/20/2021 6:35:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 20, 2021 | William Mahoney
    NY Cardinal’s Ulterior MotivesMoney before victimsA recently released document shows the cardinal of New York had ulterior motives in establishing a victims' compensation program. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York set up a compensation program in 2016, supposedly to bring "peace and healing to those who have suffered abuse."But ABC News obtained a transcript of a 2017 teleconference in which the compensation program's lawyer, appointed by Dolan, explains the cardinal was trying to stop the reopening of New York State's Child Victims Act or CVA.Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer, said Dolan's thinking was along the lines of, "We are already doing...
  • Vatican Fails to Override Bishops’ Biden Statement

    01/20/2021 2:39:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 20, 2021 | William Mahoney
    Vatican Fails to Override Bishops’ Biden StatementPrelates say Biden's policies advance 'moral evils'VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Vatican was unsuccessful in softening the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB's) statement that spotlights heretical positions of self-identifying Catholic Joe Biden. Joe Biden on Inauguration Day Interference from two pro-LGBT American cardinals, Joseph Tobin of Newark and Blase Cupich of Chicago, triggered the Holy See to attempt changes to the USCCB's statement penned by its president, Abp. José Gomez of Los Angeles. The involvement coming from outside the USCCB was reported by three sources close to the USCCB, according to The...
  • Breaking: Vatican Intervenes to Spike US Bishops' Biden Statement

    01/20/2021 9:42:11 AM PST · by viewfromthefrontier · 23 replies
    The Pillar ^ | 1/20/2021
    "The statement, from conference president Archbishop Jose Gomez, took uncompromising positions on abortion, gender, and religious liberty, warning that the Biden administration’s policy agenda would advance “moral evils” on several fronts."
  • A Pastoral Letter to the Clergy from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

    01/19/2021 8:01:24 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    Antiochian Orthdox Christian Archdiocese of North America ^ | 18 January A.D. 2021 | Metropolitan Joseph
    January 18, 2021 Dear Reverend Clergy, Greetings and blessings to you and your families in the Name of our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! I pray that you and your holy communities have celebrated joyous and grace-filled feasts of our Lord's Nativity in the flesh, Circumcision on the eighth day, and Baptism in the Jordan. In all of these holy feasts, we witness the love, humility, and obedience of our Lord. He was born to the humble Virgin and laid in a manger to unite His divinity to our humanity. He submitted to circumcision in the flesh in accordance...