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  • Citing Abortion Views, DC Restaurant Boots Pro-Life Group

    01/13/2022 7:16:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/22 | Katie Yoder
    Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for its annual “March for Life Breakfast.”The group, Democrats for Life of America, scheduled the event at the K Street location of Busboys and Poets, a restaurant-bookstore chain, to coincide with the 49th annual March for Life on Jan. 21. “When our team learned the fundraising nature of the event in question, the decision was made to cancel it and refund all deposits to the event organizer,” a spokeswoman for Busboys and Poets told CNA. The chain “stands firmly on the...
  • Tech boss emails associates, including Utah governor, to say COVID is a deadly Jewish plot

    01/05/2022 5:41:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/22 | Ron Kampeas
    The founder and chairman of a major property management software firm told a coterie of associates, including the governor of Utah, that COVID was a deadly Jewish plot. “I believe there is a sadistic effort underway to euthanize the American people,” David Bateman, the founder of Entrata, said in the email, first reported Tuesday by Fox 13, a Salt Lake City TV station. The email, subject-lined “Genocide,” suggested that COVID-19 and its vaccines are the work of Jews, and that both are “attacking the reproductive systems of women” and eroding natural immunity. “I believe the Jews are behind this,” Bateman...
  • The Trial of the Century Takes the Pope to Court. Which Also Risks an Incident With China

    01/03/2022 4:28:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 3, 2022 | Sandro Magister
    The Trial of the Century Takes the Pope to Court. Which Also Risks an Incident With ChinaAmong the papers in the possession of the Vatican tribunal called to judge Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu and other defendants, with the next hearing scheduled for January 25, there is an explanatory note at the top of which it is written that “during the board meeting of April 6 the Holy Father gave the authorization to make the aforementioned Note public.” Signed: Edgar Peña Parra, substitute secretary of state.This is what Settimo Cielo does in this post: provide readers with the essential features of...
  • Uproar Over Chicago Mass: Did This Christmas Eve Liturgy Go Too Far? [Pfleger]

    01/01/2022 6:25:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/30/12 | Shannon Mullen
    Outraged by a freewheeling Christmas Eve Mass that featured jazz musicians, choreographed dances around the altar, and theatrical lighting effects, some Catholics are calling on Cardinal Blase Cupich to crack down on liturgical abuses in Novus Ordo Masses in the Archdiocese of Chicago, rather than imposing severe restrictions on reverential Traditional Latin Masses. Father Michael L. Pfleger, a well-known social activist in Chicago, celebrated the Dec. 24 evening Mass, which was live streamed from St. Sabina Church, a predominantly Black parish on the city’s South Side. Pfleger has been the pastor there since 1981. Many of those upset by the...
  • Henry Sire Backs Rumours: Francis Seriously Ill

    12/27/2021 3:14:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 27, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Henry Sire Backs Rumours: Francis Seriously Ill“As the New Year approaches, I should mention that many Vatican insiders say that Francis is ill with cancer and has limited time left,” the historian Henry Sire wrote on Twitter.com (December 27).LifeSiteNews.com journalist Maike Hickson has also heard these persistent rumours from her Vatican contacts,“Cardinals are said to be meeting in preparation for a future conclave. God finally is the author of life, and He will decide. We keep praying for Francis and resist his errors,” she comments.
  • Zanchetta’s Lawsuit Against InfoVaticana.com Dismissed – Strange Detail

    12/26/2021 7:16:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 26, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Zanchetta’s Lawsuit Against InfoVaticana.com Dismissed – Strange DetailA Madrid court dismissed a May 2021 lawsuit of Bishop Zanchetta, Francis' Santa Marta room-mate, against InfoVaticana.com for “libel and slander.” Zanchetta had asked for €300,000 in damages and wanted to know the identity of Specola who publishes on Infovaticana.com. Zanchetta is indicted in Argentina for homosexual abuse.An interesting detail: When Zanchetta testified in Argentina, he could not be arrested because Francis had provided him with a Vatican passport and diplomatic immunity.
  • Neighbors Fear Hollywood’s Hidden Convent is About to Go Up for Sale

    12/21/2021 7:03:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/3/21 | Deborah Netburn
    For nearly a century, the cloistered nuns of the Monastery of the Angels have lived quietly on a rambling four-acre property just beneath the “H” of Los Angeles’ famous Hollywood sign. From this incongruous location, they bake their famous pumpkin bread and make candies to sell at their gift shop and online. They also send a steady stream of prayer heavenward 24 hours a day. Now, however, it appears that the nuns of the Monastery of the Angels are about to be booted. The Dominican Order that oversees the monastery said it no longer meets the criteria designated by canon...
  • Pope Francis: Halving of Jesuit Numbers Worldwide Is a Lesson in Humility

    12/21/2021 6:57:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/16/21 | Hannah Brockhaus
    In a private meeting with Jesuits earlier this month, Pope Francis said that a sharp decline in the prominent religious order’s membership is an opportunity to learn humility. “One thing that calls for attention is the diminution of the Society. When I entered the novitiate, we were 33,000 Jesuits. How many are there now? More or less half,” the pope said during a private meeting with Jesuits in Athens, Greece, on Dec. 4. His comments were published on Thursday in the Jesuit-run journal La Civiltà Cattolica. “What does the Lord mean by this? Humble yourself, humble yourself! I don’t know...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Without Reason: Despotic Archbishop Expels Community

    12/21/2021 6:26:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Without Reason: Despotic Archbishop Expels CommunityThe secularised Curitiba Archbishop José Antônio Peruzzo, 61 (left picture), Brazil, published a decree "prohibiting" to Father Thiago Bonifácio (right picture) any ministry. Bonifácio belongs to the Roman Rite Institute of The Good Shepherd (IBP).Father Daniel Pinheiro, the Latin America Superior of the community, informed in a December 20 press release, about this abuse of power, and stated that “we consider the decree invalid and null according to canon law and natural law.”Pinheiro informed that the Institute filed a canonical appeal which suspends the decree. The decree is also a slap in Francis'...
  • Trudeau Orders Finance Minister to Go After Charitable Tax Status of Pro-Life Groups, Churches

    12/21/2021 6:43:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/20/21 | Anthony Murdoch
    ‘Introduce amendments to the Income Tax Act to make anti-abortion organizations that provide dishonest counselling to pregnant women about their rights and options ineligible for charitable status.’OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s pro-abortion Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ordered his finance minister Chrystia Freeland to strip pro-life groups, including churches and crisis pregnancy centers, of their charitable tax status by amending the nation’s income tax laws. Trudeau wrote to Freeland in his “Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mandate Letter” dated December 16 that she must “[i]ntroduce amendments to the Income Tax Act to make anti-abortion organizations that provide dishonest...
  • Cardinal O’Malley Speaks of Polarization, Effects on Opposition to Pope

    12/20/2021 7:08:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 12/17/21 | Rhina Guidos
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Boston Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, in a Dec. 17 interview with a newspaper from Argentina, spoke about how some church factions in the U.S. drive views opposing Pope Francis via polarizing media messages. The cardinal, head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, also spoke of how the sex abuse crisis has impacted evangelization. In the interview with La Nación on the occasion of Pope Francis’ 85th birthday, Cardinal O’Malley said polarization and opposition to Pope Francis includes some conservative prelates in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, but he did not name anyone. “Yes,...
  • THE INTOLERANT POPE: Francis Cancels Faithful Catholics

    12/20/2021 2:06:05 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 8 replies
    TheRemnantVideo ^ | 12/19/2021 | Staff
    In this episode of the Remnant Underground, Michael J. Matt excoriates the truly preposterous development in Rome whereby the increasingly intolerant and angry Pope Francis choses Christmas 2021, in the middle of a pandemic, to crack down on one of the few growing movements within the Catholic Church today. As Catholics increasingly abandon the out-of-touch Church of Accompaniment, plagued as it is by sexual abuse and financial scandals at the highest levels, Francis turns his sights on faithful Catholics whose only “crime” is their love and devotion to the traditional liturgy and sacraments. A pope who marketed himself on being...
  • Cath Bishop Who Gave Eulogy at Chappaquiddick Teddy's Funeral Slams Conservative EWTN for Pope Francis Criticism

    12/20/2021 1:24:40 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/2021 | Thomas D. Williams PhD
    Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley had strong words for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) this weekend for its criticisms of Pope Francis. Asked by Argentinean journalist Elisabetta Pique about conservative/liberal polarization among the U.S. bishops, Cardinal O’Malley said that "the episcopal conference is polarized, but it is difficult to put a percentage on the opposing sides. There are also some bishops who are tied to a more conservative policy and the Holy Father himself has commented on the situation of EWTN, where many times the commentators are very critical of the Holy Father, at least of his ideas."
  • Top Dem pollsters paint bleak picture for Democrats — and they have the data to prove it

    12/20/2021 12:42:22 PM PST · by Twotone · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 20, 2021 | Chris Enloe
    Democratic pollster Doug Schoen is sounding the alarm for the Democratic Party’s 2022 midterm prospects. In fact, according to Schoen and fellow pollster Carley Cooperman, "Democrats’ political prospects are significantly deteriorating" — and they have the data to prove it. What do the data show? Recent data collected by Schoen Cooperman Research proves the Democratic Party is becoming increasing unfavorable and vulnerable to massive losses in 2022. The key findings include: 53% of likely voters believe President Joe Biden "hasn’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems," compared to 38% who believe Biden's priorities are correct; 66% of...
  • Trans patient claims discrimination after hospital requires pregnancy test before surgery

    09/30/2021 9:40:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2021 | Ryan Foley
    A trans-identified biological female alleges that a hospital in New York discriminated by requiring a pregnancy test even though the patient identifies as a male and says the nurses did not use preferred pronouns. Trey Lowery, who identifies as a male and underwent bariatric sleeve surgery at Highland Hospital in Rochester in July, is threatening to file a lawsuit after experiencing "discrimination" at the healthcare facility. Lowery expressed outrage after being asked to take a pregnancy test. As an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Highland Hospital requires all biological females with female reproductive organs to undergo pregnancy...
  • On Being a Trans Abortion Provider

    12/10/2021 3:19:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | December 9, 2021 | Quinn Jackson
    "I'm so glad it's all women in here." As a family doctor and abortion provider, I hear this all the time. I know how important it is for many of the patients I care for to be seen by someone who shares their experiences. But I am not a woman. I am trans. Getting dressed for every shift, I put on my they/them and he/him pronoun pins. Like many trans folx, I use multiple pronouns. Often these go unseen. People assume my gender based on what they've been taught about which bodies look like a woman and which bodies look...
  • Fr. James Martin Leads Media Crusade Against Michigan Diocese that Affirmed Church Teaching on LGBT

    12/17/2021 7:08:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/14/21 | Jack Bingham
    The pro-LGBT priest's tweet led to inaccurate headlines about the Diocese of Marquette's document on worthiness for the sacraments.(LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic diocese in Michigan is suffering the ire of mainstream media after Fr. James Martin brought attention to an instructive “Pastoral Care” document released by the diocese defending the faith against the LGBT agenda. NBC News and other mainstream media outlets have directed their attention to the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan after Martin, a pro-LGBT Jesuit priest, pointed out on his popular Twitter account that the diocese had released an instructive document affirming authentic Church teaching and rejecting the...
  • Cardinal Tagle Opens Largest Cathedral in Persian Gulf

    12/17/2021 6:52:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    UCANews ^ | 12/12/21 | Dale Gavlak
    Catholics in Bahrain hail mainly from the Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka. South Americans, EuropeansA general view shows Our Lady Arabia Cathedral during its inauguration in Awali south of the Bahraini capital Manama, which was opened for prayers on Dec. 10 by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, head of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. (Photo by Mazen Mahdi / AFP)Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, head of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, consecrated Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral in Bahrain, the newest and largest cathedral in the Persian Gulf region, Dec.10. Until now, church officials said Bahrain...
  • Meet Sister Nathalie Becquart, the Woman Who is Helping Reshape the Catholic Church

    12/17/2021 6:47:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/8/21 | Claire Giangrave
    Considered to be one of the most influential women at the Vatican, Becquart is optimistic about gender equality in the institution.VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Amid Pope Francis’ attempts to reform the hierarchical structures that have defined the Roman Catholic Church for centuries — structures that have in many ways limited the influence of lay people and especially women — few have had such a decisive say on shaping the future of the institution as Sister Nathalie Becquart. In February, the pope named the French religious sister of the Congregation of Xavières to become the undersecretary of the General Secretariat of...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit from photographer who doesn’t want to shoot gay weddings

    12/17/2021 5:40:52 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 12/17/2021 | John Riley
    A federal judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a “Christian” wedding photographer who demanded that the state’s nondiscrimination law be overturned, lest she be forced to photograph same-sex weddings. The woman, Emilee Carpenter, of Elmira, filed suit earlier this year, claiming that New York’s nondiscrimination law violates her First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion, and her Fourteenth Amendment right to due process. Carpenter claims to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, and that weddings are meant to be “inherently religious and solemn events.” As such,...