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  • Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

    10/18/2018 6:09:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A middle school student from Mobile, Alabama, is shown holding a revolver in a school bathroom. The picture has gone viral. The photo was taken sometime before September 11, 2018. From MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A photo of a Mobile middle school student allegedly depicting the student with a gun in a school restroom is under investigation by Mobile police.The picture was posted on Facebook on Thursday October 11th 2018. The photo was a allegedly taken inside a bathroom at Chastang-Fournier K-8 in the Trinity Gardens neighborhood of Mobile. The image was well focused on the revolver. Whoever...
  • Foundation for Moral Law Urges Supreme Court to Protect Religious Liberty from Transgender Activism

    09/06/2018 7:31:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 08.23.18 | John Eidsmoe
    Foundation for Moral Law Urges Supreme Court to Protect Religious Liberty from Transgender Activism Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245,   MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 23, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Moral Law ("the Foundation") filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court today urging it to protect religious liberty from transgender activism. In this case, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a funeral home, owned by Christians, that refused to allow a male funeral director to dress as a female. The United States...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Amoris Laetitia Can Jeopardize the Seal of Confession

    06/09/2018 3:42:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 6, 2018 | Jeffrey Tranzillo
    Though I have written several articles about Pope Francis’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL), I am repeatedly struck anew, as time goes on, by its inexorably destructive implications. Despite AL’s generally good summary of Catholic teaching on marriage and the family, its moral subjectivism ultimately undermines not only the truths affirmed in the document, but also those of Catholic morality in general. And once truth is in doubt, there is no longer any stable basis for trust. AL certainly undermines the trust of Catholics entering marriage, as they become aware that in many countries and dioceses, perhaps even their...
  • Doctors Stumped By Rare Eye Cancer Cases In North Carolina, Alabama

    05/05/2018 7:28:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    npr ^ | Samantha Raphelson
    A rare form of eye cancer has struck a group of people in two locations in North Carolina and Alabama, confounding medical experts who are trying to determine whether the cases are linked. Ocular melanoma typically affects 6 out of every 1 million people, but doctors have found dozens of cases where those affected have ties to either Huntersville, N.C., or Auburn, Ala. Many of those diagnosed attended Auburn University between 1983 and 2001 — at least three of them were friends. At least 38 people who went to Auburn have reported being diagnosed with the disease, according to a...
  • 'It smells like death:' Alabama endures New York City 'poop train'

    04/18/2018 5:02:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2018 | Jeff Martin and Jay Reeves
    <p>A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste.</p>
  • Church Protection Act Advances in Alabama

    02/19/2018 12:16:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    An Alabama representative, Lynn Greer (R), has filed a bill to clarify Alabama law to include churches with dwellings that have protection under the law to use deadly force to protect the people inside from attack.  On 15 February, 2018, the bill was passed with overwhelming support, 40 to 16, in the House.  39 Republicans and 1 Democrat voted for the bill, 2 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted against it. From The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, would add houses of worship to the state’s 2006 law, allowing a person to use physical force against anyone...
  • Alabama Constitutional Carry on the Move

    01/20/2018 5:54:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional Carry is on the move in Alabama. Senate Bill 3 would eliminate the need for a carry permit for law-abiding adults.From Senate bill 3, sponsored by senator Gerald Allen, would repeal the permit requirement for the carrying of firearms.It would allow any law-abiding adult who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Alabama without having to first obtain a permit to do so. The NRA-ILA confirms the essence of the bill. It does not eliminate the shall issue permit system that is now in place. Alabamians would still be able to obtain permits...
  • Cath Cauc-Professor at Jesuit University claims Amoris Laetitia proves gay sex is not a sin

    01/16/2018 7:48:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Joseph ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    In a January 16, 2018 “Commentary” for “The National Catholic Reporter,” Creighton University Professor Todd A. Salzman, chair of the Department of Theology at Creighton, and Michael G. Lawler, professor emeritus, disagreed with the decision by certain US Bishops to possibly deny a Catholic funeral for someone who died while in a same-sex “married” relationship. They single out Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield for specific criticism. From of a “Decree” issued by Paprocki, Salzman and Lawler are especially troubled with the following directive: Unless they have given some signs of repentance before their death, deceased persons who...
  • Two reporters are in Alabama trying to discredit Roy Moore’s accusers. They haven’t found much

    11/14/2017 11:51:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    National Review ^ | November 14, 2017 | by THEODORE KUPFER
    Roy Moore is a Steve Bannon fantasy candidate. He’s an insurgent populist, a self-described renegade who shares Bannon’s arsonist attitude toward the Republican establishment and cares little for the proprieties of D.C. Or the basic standards of a civilized society, apparently, given that two women have accused Moore of criminal sexual assault and three more say he tried to “date” them when they were teenagers and he was in his thirties. But to Bannon, who has returned to a leadership role at Breitbart since leaving the Trump administration, deviance is working alongside Mitch McConnell, not setting a conduct bar so...
  • Steve Bannon And Allies Have Second Thoughts About Roy Moore, Sources Say

    11/14/2017 3:51:30 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 149 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/14/2017 | Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng
    Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is keeping the door open to ditching Roy Moore as the sexual-assault allegations against the Alabama Republican Senate candidate continue to pile up.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia is not Heretical

    11/10/2017 4:07:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 10, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Yesterday, 9 November, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave yet another interview, in which he continues to try to explain his own position with regard to the current debate about Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. With his new statement, he contradicts the claims of the Filial Correction, which, as summarized on the official website of the effort, “states that the pope has, by his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, and by other, related, words, deeds and omissions, effectively upheld 7 heretical positions about marriage, the moral life, and the reception...
  • Conway on Moore WaPo Story: ‘Need to Listen to Both Sides,’ But ‘That Hypothetical Would Be

    11/09/2017 4:01:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9 November, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    Conway said, “I know Mr. Moore has completely denied it. And I would say, as we’ve all said so many times, unfortunately, in the last five or six weeks, and so many people coming forward with allegations, that we need to listen to both sides, but at the same time, that hypothetical would be disqualifying for anyone in public office.”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Note: more on Josef Seifert's "retirement" for Amoris Laetitia critiques.

    09/07/2017 3:51:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 6, 2017 | Augustinus
    A few days ago, as reported by various Catholic websites such as Infovaticana, One Peter Five and LifeSite News, a notification was posted on the website of the Archdiocese of Granada denouncing Dr. Josef Seifert for his recent article "Does pure logic threaten to destroy the entire moral doctrine of the Catholic Church?". (Rorate was one of the websites that published it.) Dr. Seifert's positions are listed at the bottom of Rorate's repost: Josef Seifert is the founding Rector of the The International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, holder of the Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair for Realist...
  • Papal audience for writer who accused dubia Cardinals of inciting ‘satanic abuse’ of Pope

    08/31/2017 12:14:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 311, 207 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Pope Francis granted a long, private audience to a relatively unknown Catholic writer who, one month earlier, had denounced three cardinals who have questioned Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, claiming that they have incited “satanic abuse” of the pope. The “dubia cardinals” have never been granted an audience with the pope to discuss their concerns. Stephen Walford, who appears to work full-time as a piano teacher, and his entire family were given 45 minutes with Francis in which Walford offered gifts and received blessings while his children frolicked and took selfies with the pope. Such meetings are very rare...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fornicating in Self-Defense

    08/22/2017 4:13:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 22, 2017 | Deacon Jim Russell
    When is fornication not really fornication?Well, if reports are accurate, according to Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, dubbed by some as Pope Francis’ “closest theological adviser,” if a sexually active, unmarried couple lives together, he says it is “licit to ask” whether such sexual activity “should always fall, in its integral meaning, within the negative precept of ‘fornication.’”I’ll go out on a moral-theological limb at this point—yes, Your Excellency. Yes, such sexual activity should indeed always fall within the negative precept of “fornication.”Ah, but I haven’t been patient enough to hear him out more fully. He has more to say....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Papal confidant: Pope Francis allowed communion for adulterers ‘in a discreet way’

    08/21/2017 4:09:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    A close papal adviser and the rumored ghostwriter of Amoris Laetitia said Pope Francis allowed Communion for adulterers "in a discreet way" through the document's most controversial footnote.  Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, the author of Heal Me With Your Mouth: The Art of Kissing and the rector of the Catholic University in Buenos Aires, made the comments in the theological journal of the Latin American bishops. In the same article, he admitted that the pope's attempts to change sacramental practice to allow sacrilege failed at being subtle.   "Entitled 'Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia: What Remains After the Storm,' it gives Fernández’s most systematic defense of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Fernández Defends ‘Amoris Laetitia’ From Its Critics

    08/21/2017 4:01:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 21, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    The ghostwriter of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation says the Holy Father wanted to discreetly change the Church’s pastoral practice on a key part of the Church’s moral teaching, while a prominent English Dominican calls for a procedure to correct papal errors in the document. One of Pope Francis closest advisers has publicly responded for the first time to trenchant criticisms of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, insisting that, on the issue of remarried divorcees receiving Holy Communion, the Pope intended to discreetly change pastoral practice by taking into account the importance of responsibility and culpability in complex cases.
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Formal act of correction” and then some

    08/18/2017 3:09:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | August 17, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    Just last week, I published a post exploring whether or not Cardinal Burke may have taken the formal act of correction off the table.At the conclusion to that post I wrote, “Perhaps His Eminence will be asked about this directly in a future interview (which, if history is any indication, cannot be very far removed from today).”Well, we didn’t have to wait very long at all.On August 14th, the Wanderer published Part 2 of an interview with His Eminence wherein he indicated that the formal act of correction is not only on the table, it may in fact be the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Flawed Strategy Behind Amoris Laetitia

    08/18/2017 10:43:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Homiletic and Pastoral ^ | August 18, 2017 | Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap
    Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio, Pope Francis and his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and Cardinal Gerhard Muller Catholics continue to be confounded by the mixed signals sent by Pope FrancisÂ’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Given the high-ranking Church officials who have weighed in (but on opposite sides), and some who have been apparently released by the Holy Father due to their disagreement, itÂ’s clear that a profound and troubling division exists at the highest levels of the Church about this document, and what it appears to be saying about Catholic teaching and the pastoral practice on marriage. Let us try to...
  • Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors

    08/18/2017 7:27:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 18, 2017 | Dan Hitchens
    Fr Aidan Nichols said that Pope Francis's teaching had led to an 'extremely grave' situationA prominent theologian has proposed reforming canon law to allow a pope’s doctrinal errors to be established.Fr Aidan Nichols, a prolific author who has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge as well as the Angelicum in Rome, said that Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia had led to an “extremely grave” situation.Fr Nichols proposed that, given the Pope’s statements on issues including marriage and the moral law, the Church may need “a procedure for calling to order a pope who teaches error”.The Dominican theologian said that this procedure...