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  • [Catholic Caucus] French Mothers (of Traditional Priests): Francis Will Shake Hands With Them

    04/22/2022 9:46:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 22, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] French Mothers (of Traditional Priests): Francis Will Shake Hands With ThemFrancis will welcome the mothers of Roman Rite priests at the end of their pilgrimage to Rome after his May 4 general audience, the mothers' association LaVoieRomaine.com (April 21) announced.The mothers are walking from Paris to the Vatican asking Francis to preserve the Roman Mass.They are bringing with them hundreds letters from Roman Rite Catholics in order to show to the Holy See that the faithful who attend the Roman Mass are “very diverse.”
  • Judicial Watch: Court Forces Release of Clinton WikiLeaks Discussion Email that Confirms State...

    09/30/2019 1:07:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 30, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Court Forces Release of Clinton WikiLeaks Discussion Email that Confirms State Department Knew About Her Email Account 'She guards it pretty closely'(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the State Department provided a previously hidden email which shows that top State Department officials used and were aware of Hillary Clinton’s email account. On December 24, 2010, Daniel Baer, an Obama State Department deputy assistant secretary of state, writes to Michael Posner, a then-assistant secretary of state about Clinton’s private email address: Baer: “Be careful, you just gave the secretary’s personal email address to a bunch...
  • German Cardinal and Reformist ally of Pope Francis says Catholic priests should be allowed to marry: 'It would be better for their life'

    02/09/2022 7:35:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/09/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    CARDINAL REINHARD MARX WITH POPE FRANCIS A prominent Roman Catholic Church leader in Germany has said that he believes priests should be allowed to get married, opposing centuries of mandated celibacy for clergy. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the archbishop of Munich and a reformist ally of Pope Francis, told the German publication Sueddeutsche Zeitung that he supported clerical marriage as part of reforms to battle sex abuse. “For some priests, it would be better if they were married — not just for sexual reasons, but because it would be better for their life and they wouldn’t be lonely,” stated Marx, as...
  • Dear Fellow Priests – Holy Christmas 2021

    01/23/2022 5:02:48 AM PST · by JosephJames · 1 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | January 7, 2022 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following email was sent to the more than 150 priests of the diocese of Perugia, Italy, on December 24, 2021. Dear fellow priest, With the coronavirus, we see each other seldom, and with the social distancing, we speak with each other very little! Thus we share very little of our thoughts as priests in the same diocese! I would like to, at least in this occasion of Christmas, to share with you some of my thoughts that are very much on my heart. (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting...
  • Tribunal convicts Mexico City cardinal, ex-cardinal of Guadalajara

    12/12/2021 6:13:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | December 11, 2021 | California Catholic Daily
    Tribunal convicts Mexico City cardinal, ex-cardinal of GuadalajaraAttacked for dissent on abortion, LGTB and for asking voters to prayTwo Mexican cardinals, a bishop, and three priests have been convicted of constitutional violations for warning the public against the ruling party’s opposition to the values of human life and family, their advocacy of the LGBT agenda, and their promotion of socialism.The convictions have caused alarm in Mexico regarding their implications for freedom of speech and the right to criticize the socialist ruling party “Morena,” which is accused of undermining Mexican civil liberties.Among the convicted were the Cardinal Archbishop of Mexico City,...
  • The Cause and the Solution For the Great Apostasy

    11/29/2021 2:32:44 AM PST · by JosephJames · 2 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | November 13, 2021 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi tells us that the great apostasy (2Thess 2:3) began with the priests. "These priest-sons of mine, who have BETRAYED THE GOSPEL in order to second the great satanic error of Marxism... It is especially because of them that the chastisement of Communism will soon come and will deprive everyone of all they possess. Times of great tribulation will unfold. Then it will be these poor sons of mine who will begin the great apostasy. Watch and pray, all of you, priests who are faithful to me!" (“To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons”; July...
  • Biblical standards for leadership in an age of scandal: Let's learn from the Old Testament Standards for Priests and Kings

    11/05/2021 8:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/04/2021 | Joseph Mattera
    In an age of an evangelical church culture fraught with scandals, we must continually remind and ground ourselves in the biblical criteria for leadership, otherwise, we will lose our credibility within our churches and before the world. The following are some of the ethical and ministerial standards related to priests, kings, and New Testament elders. These are qualifications that we can still apply in principle to today’s Church.Old Testament Standards for the Priests (Leviticus 21):Initially, all the children of Israel were to serve as priests of the Lord (Exodus 19:6). Among the many laws related to the standards for the...
  • Don Stefano Gobbi’s Message of Good Bye

    09/06/2021 3:30:17 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 17 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | August 19, 2021 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Two weeks before Don Stefano Gobbi died, he said to two priests with him, to read the message of October 18, 1975, which describes what we are living today. From the book, “Don Stefano Gobbi – Testimonianze” (https://cibo-spir.blogspot.com/2018/12/don-stefano-gobbi-testimonianze.html), we read: “But the book that he (Don Stefano Gobbi) always had with him was the ‘Blue Book” (http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/) which, more than just reading it, he meditated, so as to contemplate the wonderful designs of God by way of the Creature most loved by God (Mary). Also when we met and we talked about some event or problem, rather than offering his...
  • Priest's Arrest Part of Larger Problem

    07/10/2021 3:27:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2021 | Kathryn Lopez
    As I write, a Franciscan priest I know is in a courtroom in Ohio. Father Fidelis Moscinski was charged with criminal trespass for walking into an abortion facility in Cuyahoga Falls. It's called a Red Rose Rescue: He goes inside, offers women roses, and when asked to leave, says he's happy to -- once the doctor performing abortions does. In other words, once the abortions stop. So the police wind up getting involved. The pain of abortion can be a miserable cross to bear, not just for a woman but for all in her life. Death creates distance, especially when...
  • Punk Rock Priests Offer Up Their ‘Parallel Love’ in Music and Sacrament

    05/25/2021 8:09:55 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 5 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | May 18, 2021 | JOEL HENG HARTSE
    The evangelical indie rock scene of the 1990s can be difficult to explain. A rebellious, unhinged underground movement that emerged from megachurch basements and religious colleges? A generation of musicians who broke ties with conservative Christianity but maintained a fan base built through youth groups and Young Life? You kind of had to be there. Perhaps no band typifies the many paradoxes of this scene and its fallout than Luxury, formed in small-town Georgia in the early 1990s and still together today. The band itself is also hard to describe: maybe Morrissey fronting Fugazi, with sad Radiohead piano, English-major allusions,...
  • Seminaries commit to benchmarks on sexual misconduct policies

    05/19/2021 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | May 19, 2021 | John Lavenburg
    Fifteen prominent North American seminaries have committed to meeting a series of sexual misconduct policy benchmarks in hopes the move will inspire others to follow suit, and to reinforce policies already in place. The five benchmarks were announced by the University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life in November. Tuesday, the institute launched a website that details the benchmarks, outlines the seminaries that endorse it, and identifies the team of laity, priests and bishops that collaborated on the effort. “[It’s important] to be proactive and not to wait for some sort of crisis or problem to react,” Monsignor...
  • Joe Biden Urges Pastors and Priests to Promote Coronavirus Vaccines, Masks to MAGA Americans

    03/15/2021 1:31:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/15/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden urged local pastors and priests on Monday to promote the coronavirus vaccines to skeptical supporters of President Donald Trump. During a White House event on coronavirus relief, Biden was asked by a reporter how to get more Republicans and supporters of President Trump to get vaccinated.
  • Dear Fellow Priests – Holy Christmas 2020

    12/25/2020 4:56:09 AM PST · by JosephJames · 4 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | December 23, 2020 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following email was sent to the more than 150 priests of the diocese of Perugia, Italy, on December 24, 2020. Dear fellow priests, With the corona virus, we see each other much less, and we talk among ourselves much less, unfortunately. (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document.) At least I want to wish you a Holy Christmas with Baby Jesus in...
  • Albany man rescued from Lake George by Priests on a floating Tiki Bar

    09/05/2020 12:23:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    WNYT 13 ^ | September 3, 2020 | Mark Mulholland
    LAKE GEORGE - It was a choppy afternoon on the lake and Jimmy MacDonald from Albany was paddling in a kayak. As Jimmy tells it, he drifted away from his wife and stepkids because he was taking pictures with his new smartphone "and not really paying attention." As he tried to make his way back, the water got choppier and he paddled harder before he tipped over and lost his paddle. He was in about 30 feet of water, his ill-fitting life jacket coming up over his head and he was holding onto the kayak with one hand and his...
  • Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Declares Bankruptcy, the First to Do So in Pa. Under Weight of Clergy Sex-Abuse Claims

    02/21/2020 6:44:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/19/20 | Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, becoming the first diocese in the state to seek protection from financial claims in the aftermath of a 2018 grand jury report that revealed decades of sexual abuse and cover-up by the church’s top leaders. And, said a lawyer for the diocese, it’s not likely to be the last. Citing the fallout from that probe and recent court decisions that opened new avenues for some victims with time-barred claims to sue, attorney Matt Haverstick said Harrisburg, like each of the state’s eight other Catholic dioceses, faces the prospect...
  • Vatican Synod Proposes Married Priests For The Amazon

    10/28/2019 8:21:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Will the Catholic Church dispense with celibacy in order to deal with a critical shortage of priests? In a synod addressing the crisis of access in the Amazon, bishops recommended ordaining married deacons as priests — in that region only, for now. Critics worry that this will lead to an end of a thousand-year practice of priestly celibacy in the Latin Rite: Roman Catholic bishops from across the Amazon recommended Saturday to allow married deacons to become priests — a proposal intended to address a severe shortage in the region, but also one that breaks from centuries of church...
  • Three Priests Accused of "Inappropriate Discussions" Restored by Bishop Malone [Buffalo]

    07/05/2019 5:56:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    WKBW Buffalo ^ | 6/29/19 | Anthony Reyes
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Diocese of Buffalo announced three priests have been restored to ministry assignments by Bishop Richard Malone following a two month leave of absence. Rev. Arthur Mattulke, Rev. Patrick O'Keefe and Rev. Robert Orlowski were placed on temporary leave of absence following an incident at Saints Peter & Paul Parish Rectory in Hamburg in April. According to the diocese, "unsuitable, inappropriate and insensitive conversations" took place during a social gathering of seminarians and priests on April 11 that some seminarians found to be offensive. 7 Eyewitness News exclusively obtained a written account the seminarians gave to...
  • Report: Suspended Oakland priest fled country after accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor

    03/02/2019 9:28:01 PM PST · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 5:20 pm PST, Saturday, March 2, 2019 | By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE
    An Oakland priest placed on administrative leave after accusations of inappropriate sexual misconduct with a minor has now reportedly fled the country, officials confirmed. Father Alex Castillo was living at a rectory in Oakland and reportedly was looking to live with friends for a few days immediately after he was placed on leave Jan. 30, the San Jose Mercury reported. The diocese said they last spoke with him Feb. 20, then were unable to reach him the following day. A missing persons report was later filed on Feb. 23, after calls to jails and hospitals in the area failed to...
  • California Bill Would Force Pastors And Priests To Tell What They Heard In Confession

    02/26/2019 10:38:25 AM PST · by detective · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2019 | Holly Scheer
    A new bill in California seeks to intrude on one of the most sacred relationships—that between clergy and penitent in formal confession. Currently, clergy members are already mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, but sins confessed specifically in confession are exempt under current law from mandatory reporting. Bill 360, introduced by Democrat state Sen. Jerry Hill, would “delete that exception for a penitential communication, thereby requiring clergy to make a mandated report even if they acquired the knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect during a penitential communication.” This is an egregious overreach of secular authority, stepping...
  • Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed', cardinal admits

    02/24/2019 6:46:44 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 42 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 23 February 19 | news@thelocal.it @thelocalitaly
    A top Catholic cardinal admitted on Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others. "Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not even created," German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said in a speech to a landmark Vatican summit on tackling paedophilia in the clergy. "Instead of the perpetrators, the victims were regulated and silence imposed on them. The stipulated procedures and processes for the prosecution of offences were deliberately not complied with, but instead cancelled...