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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Anglican Bishop Deposed for Inappropriate Relationships Amid Calls for Transparency

    05/23/2024 1:19:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 21, 2024 | Kathryn Post
    (RNS) — Nearly three years ago, Bishop Stewart Ruch of the Anglican Church in North America’s Upper Midwest Diocese admitted “regrettable errors” in handling sexual abuse allegations against a lay minister, before taking a leave of absence. An acting bishop took over the diocese and another ACNA bishop, Todd Atkinson, was tapped to assist him. But Ruch’s absence hasn’t quelled the simmering controversy in the diocese, a sliver of the small, theologically conservative denomination that split from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada in 2009 over those two denominations’ acceptance of LGBTQ clergy and marriage for same-sex...
  • Former SBC Seminary Administrator Charged With Falsifying Records in DOJ Sexual Abuse Investigation

    05/23/2024 1:11:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Chruch Leaders ^ | May 22, 2024 | Dale Chamberlain
    Matthew Queen, a former administrator and professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been charged with falsification of records. The United States Attorney’s Office alleges that Queen sought to cover up a report of sexual abuse that occurred at the Southern Baptist affiliated seminary in 2022. The announcement comes amid the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ongoing investigation of Southern Baptist entities. Southern Baptist leaders were made aware of the DOJ’s probe in 2022 shortly after the release of a Guidepost Solutions report, which revealed the failures of the denomination’s Executive Committee to properly respond to reports of sexual abuse across...
  • LGBT-CRU: Leaked Cru Training Materials Prove CRU is Teaching “Gay Christianity”

    05/23/2024 11:08:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 23, 2024 | David Morrill
    CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) has been subjecting its staff to nearly seven hours of video materials promoting SSA (Same-sex attraction) “Side B Christianity” – promoting patently unbiblical and damaging views on gender, sex, sin, and marriage – as evidenced by CRU curriculum that recently leaked online. CRU’s LGBTQ-accepting training materials feature Revoice heretic Preston Sprinkle and “mixed-orientation marriage” Rachel Gilson telling CRU staffers that God is powerless over homosexual attraction, comparisons between the church’s supposed bad treatment of the LGBTQ “community” and Nazi treatment of gays, and full acceptance of “homosexual” and “transgender” as cultures needing gospel contextualization...
  • Major Pharmacy Chain Settles With Christian Nurse Over Contraceptives Case

    05/22/2024 6:10:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2024 | Kate Anderson
    CVS Health Corporation settled with nurse practitioner Robyn Strader after she sued the company after it stopped providing religious accommodations regarding “pregnancy prevention services.” Strader said she had been granted a religious exemption for six years permitting her to not prescribe contraceptives, and filed the lawsuit in January 2023 after having been fired following the policy change in 2021, according to the press release. First Liberty Institute, which represented Strader, announced Monday that CVS had agreed to a settlement of which the terms “were not made public.” “We are thrilled that Robyn was able to reach a resolution with CVS,”...
  • Report indicating med school graduates more interested in residencies in states without abortion bans ‘not at all surprising,’ Catholic doctor says

    05/21/2024 12:21:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 17, 2024 | Mary Stroka
    CV NEWS FEED // States with abortion bans are experiencing declines in applications for residencies from new graduates of medical schools in the United States, according to a 2023 Association of American Medical Colleges analysis that was published this month. The Association’s research institute conducted an analysis published in 2023 of 2022-2023 application cycle data after the U.S. Supreme Court made its June 2022 decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The reductions in applicants for residencies in states with abortion bans have continued, the new report, which covers the 2023-2024 application cycle, indicated. States that had no abortion...
  • 2/3 of Adults Who Read the Bible Regularly Oppose Abortion

    05/20/2024 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | May 20, 2024 | Dave Andrusko
    By slicing and dicing various demographics, Pew Research does some fascinating work, often coming up with conclusions you probably haven’t thought of. Or maybe not. “Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by parental status” is one of those findings that would conform to your common sense. By “parental status,” Pew means those adults who have kids under 18 versus those adults who don’t have children (“non-parents”). The question they asked is the “% of adults who read scripture once a week who say abortion should be…” For those with minor children 66% say...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ 60 Minutes interview is a classic exercise in Modernist deception

    05/20/2024 4:43:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ 60 Minutes interview is a classic exercise in Modernist deceptionIn issuing Fiducia Supplicans, Pope Francis has intentionally confused the faithful by attempting to draw a distinction between blessing an ‘official’ homosexual union and a homosexual couple.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’ recent interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes is notable for a variety of statements made by the Pontiff, among the most prominent being his seemingly contradictory and misleading claims on Fiducia Supplicans.In a now fully released CBS 60 Minutes interview, conducted by Norah O’Donnell, Pope Francis was questioned once more on the December 2023 text Fiducia...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

    05/20/2024 7:30:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 19, 2024 | Jack Jenkins
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgenderDiocesan hermits by nature don’t get much attention. A small subset of religious persons, hermits mostly spend their lives engaged in quiet prayer.Brother Christian Matson, a Catholic diocesan hermit in Kentucky, has spent years doing just that. His monk’s habit might catch his neighbors’ eye, but he is known in the town where he lives primarily through his work with the local theater.But recently Matson decided that his faith compels him to make a little more noise than usual.“This Sunday, Pentecost 2024, I’m planning to come out publicly...
  • 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...

    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...