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  • 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

    04/06/2014 5:46:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 5, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    PREFACE 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM We had another roller-coaster ride in 2013, witnessing many impressive victories, and enduring some recalcitrant anti-Catholic offenders. As usual, we were forced to move quickly, jumping from one fire to another. But that’s the fun part of working here: we never have a dull moment; we must constantly keep on our toes. Many of the veteran staff... [Read more...] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM The biggest Catholic story of 2013 was seeing Pope Benedict XVI pass the baton to Pope Francis. Our new pontiff wasted no time becoming a media superstar, and by...
  • Erin Go Bye: Two Beer Makers Exit St. Patrick's Parades

    03/14/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 150 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    The makers of Sam Adams and Heineken beer say they are withdrawing their sponsorship of St. Patrick's Day parades because organizers exclude gay groups. Boston Beer Co., Sam Adam's brewer, said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and Boston parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march. Meanwhile, Heineken USA said it was withdrawing from the New York City parade, and told CNBC on Friday: "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade." The decisions came...
  • Gay student files human rights suit against Catholic school, alleges pattern of homophobia

    02/19/2014 7:24:49 PM PST · by gemoftheocean · 50 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/19/2014 | Peter Baklinsky
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, February 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) A homosexual student has filed a human rights complaint against his former French Catholic high school for what he calls a pattern of homophobia he says he experienced while being a student there. Christopher Karas, a graduate of cole Secondaire Catholique Ste-Famille and current student at Humber College, said his $25,000 suit filed at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario at the end of January is not about trying to change sexual morality in Catholic schools.
  • How Sandra Fluke could hand a safe Dem House seat to the GOP

    02/02/2014 7:34:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It sounds almost too good to be true, but it is plausible. The oh-so-smug contraception-devouring Georgetown Law graduate is contemplating a run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman. John Fund outlines a scenario in National Review by which it is possible that this decision could lead to a GOP nominee capturing the vote. Up to a dozen candidates will run in the non-partisan June primary, in which the top two finishers, regardless of party, then advance to a November runoff. Two possible surprising outcomes: Feminist icon Sandra Fluke going to Congress or the district electing a small-business-owner...
  • Evil Irish Nun Movies For Christmas

    12/13/2013 5:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The man whose last controversial movie was "Bully" certainly knows how to behave like one. Just ask New York Post film critic Kyle Smith, who dared to give a thumbs down to Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein's latest anti-Catholic attack film, "Philomena," carefully timed for release during the Christmas season. Weinstein took out a full-page color attack ad in The New York Times singling out Smith for abuse. It got his attention. "I've never been flogged in the public square, but now I have a rough idea what it's like," Smith responded. In all capital letters, the ad proclaimed "The New...
  • Horror: Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral (VIDEO)

    12/02/2013 7:08:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    Buenos Aires, December 2nd, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Extremely disturbing video footage from Argentina shows a mob of feminists at a recent protest attacking and sexually molesting a group of Rosary-praying Catholic men who were peacefully protecting the cathedral in the city of San Juan from threats of vandalism. The women, many of them topless, spray-painted the mens crotches and faces and swastikas on their chests and foreheads, using markers to paint their faces with Hitler-like moustaches. They also performed obscene sexual acts in front of them and pushed their breasts onto their faces, all the while shouting get your rosaries...
  • Only Gays Can Get Angry?

    11/29/2013 3:39:45 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 29 November 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Its a Catholic priest speaking at a Catholic school. Its touchy, said Tym Moss of the Bronx LGBTQ Center. Linger over that. A Catholic priest speaking at a Catholic school is touchy? Youd think that priests speak at Catholic schools every day and it would be completely unremarkable. But you dont live in gay world. Well, actually you do. You just dont know it yet. The prestigious Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, created precisely to teach inner-city kids whose parents fight to keep them out of the disastrous New York Public School system, is under fire for inviting...
  • US Shuts Down Vatican Embassy After Striking Deal with Iran

    11/27/2013 8:44:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    What would you do next if you had successfully brokered a Neville Chamberlin style deal with a rogue state that wants to annihilate America and her Middle East allies? Well. . . Youd downgrade diplomatic ties with the Vatican, of course. At least, thats what you would do if you were working in the Obama White House. The White House has recently announced that they will shut down the US Embassy to the Holy See, and relocate it to a safer location on the grounds of the American Embassy in Italy. Officially, the US is explaining the relocation effort as...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops' new leaders concerned with poor

    11/12/2013 12:35:28 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 11/12/13 | Mary Wisniewski
    Their election comes as Catholic bishops worldwide are being given new direction by Pope Francis, who has emphasized greater humility and more concern for poverty. The bishops oversee 69 million U.S. Catholics, or about a quarter of the country's population. "I believe we are very much in solidarity with Pope Francis, and that is, his way of articulating clearly that we need not only to serve the voiceless and the vulnerable, but to be an advocate," Kurtz told reporters after his election. Christopher Hale, senior fellow with Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a progressive group that focuses on...
  • Nationwide Insurance and the "Human Rights Campaign"

    11/05/2013 1:56:18 PM PST · by lastchance · 6 replies
    Vanity
    It has come to my attention that Nationwide Insurance offers a discount to members of the "Human Rights Campaign. "The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. With the help of our members and supporters, we're creating a fair and equal America for all citizens, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
  • Womans faith bars her from becoming public school trustee (ineligible because shes Catholic)

    09/29/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 9/26/2013 | JAMIE KOMARNICKI
    Tamara Miyanagas husband went to school in Tabers Horizon School Division when he was a boy. The couples three children later enrolled with the same public board. Miyanaga, herself, works for the school division, at Ace Place Learning Centre. So the Taber mother was surprised to learn she is not allowed to become a trustee with the public board. Miyanaga found out last week she wasnt eligible to run for one of the trustee positions at Horizon School Division in the upcoming election because she is Catholic. All of a sudden my voice was restricted because of my faith,...
  • An EWTN Event: Don't Miss "The War of the Vendee"

    09/25/2013 1:54:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    EWTN ^ | Michelle Laque Johnson
    Navis Pictures Producer Jim Morlino was looking for a story for his next film when a friend gave him a book with a story about a little known war in an area of Western France known as the Vendee - a story that he believed would be especially compelling to modern day Catholics. "More than just compelling, the magnitude of the story of the French Revolutionary Government's war against the Catholic Church, and the fact that these events were virtually unknown to most of the world, I found shocking," said Morlino. "How could a war which lasted for years,...
  • 'Seduction of Christianity' Author Dave Hunt Dies

    04/28/2013 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 75 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/2013 | Eric Tiansay
    Dave Hunt, an apologist, best-selling author, speaker and radio commentator, died April 5 with his wife, Ruth, at his side. He was 87. Noted for his research on cults, the occult and New Age doctrines, which began creeping into the church during the 1980s, Hunt was renowned for his controversial 1985 best-seller, The Seduction of Christianity (Harvest House Publishers), which he co-authored with T.A. McMahon. A prolific author of more than 40 books with at least 4 million copies sold, many translated into 50 languages, Hunt's other titles include Yoga and the Body of Christ; A Woman Rides the Beast;...
  • Anarchists Target Spanish Catholics With Exploding Sex Toys

    04/24/2013 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 20, 2013 | Tom Porter
    An anarchist group has targeted prominent Roman Catholics in Spain using bombs hidden in boxes of sex toys. Two devices were sent by the anti-clerical Pro Sex Toys group, according to Spain's EFE News One agency, concealed amidst vibrators. They targeted the archbishop of Pamplona, Francisco Perez, and the headteacher of a private school belonging to the ultra-conservative Legionnaires of Christ movement in Madrid. One bomb exploded in a postal sorting office, leaving a member of staff with slight injuries. "Please accept our apologies," the group said in an email sent to an anarchist website at the beginning of last...
  • NBC Chief Medical Editor Demands Catholic Church Support Contraception

    03/18/2013 1:38:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 18, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    Appearing on Monday's NBC Today as part of the Today's Professionals panel discussion, the network's chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman urged the Catholic Church to abandon its opposition to contraception: "Here's one thing I really would implore the Catholic Church to do on a global issue.... poverty without birth control begets more poverty....So this is a chance to take the humility and the poverty and say now we're really going to talk about this in a civilized way and move it forward." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Advertising executive Donny Deutsch chimed in: "Well...
  • Lech Walesa shocks Poland with anti-gay words

    03/03/2013 11:08:43 PM PST · by MaryLou1 · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 3/3/2013 | VANESSA GERA
    "Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believes gays have no right to sit on the front benches in Parliament and, if represented at all, should sit in the back, "and even behind a wall." "They have to know that they are a minority and must adjust to smaller things. And not rise to the greatest heights, the greatest hours, the greatest provocations, spoiling things for the others and taking (what they want) from the majority," he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights. "I don't agree to this and I will never...
  • G'Town Prof: Let's All Resign from The Church To Get a Radical Pope

    03/02/2013 1:10:44 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    A professor at Georgetown University wrote a piece in the NY Times advising Catholics to resign from the Catholic Church in light of Pope Benedict's resignation. Paul Elie is a senior fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown, and he says that Catholics should boycott Mass (a mortal sin) as a way to instigate change, namely selecting a Pope that would introduce radical change. This is just so fitting of a Georgetown professor and the New York Times. Here's some of the most outrageous parts: AT 8 p.m. last night in Vatican City, Benedict...
  • Cardinal says scandals may have influenced resignation

    02/13/2013 1:15:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Rome -- Repeatedly over the last three days, media agencies have asked me to comment on the following question: Did Benedict XVI really resign just because he's old and tired, or was it really because of the sexual abuse crisis, the Vatileaks mess, and the various other meltdowns that have occurred on his watch? My answer has been that it's not an either/or. Benedict may not have quit "because of" the pedophilia scandals or any other specific controversy, but it's hard to believe they didn't play a role, at least as background. One can certainly take Benedict at his word...
  • Canadian law professor calls for legal changes to bring about queering of Catholic schools

    01/15/2013 2:38:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | January 15, 2013 | Staff
    In Queering Schools, GSAs and the Law: Taking on God--an excerpt from the book The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity & Justice--a law professor at the University of Manitoba calls for changes in state-issued law and policy approaches to ensure that Canadian schools, including Catholic schools, become queered. The most effective approach would call for laws, policies and programs that mandate curriculum and educative responses to transform the schooling experience of all students, writes Donn Short, who discusses the reach of the law and the ability of the law to take on what sits as the major social norm and...
  • Michael Moore raises holy hell [Reagan & John Paul II supporters are bigots/responsible for murder]

    01/09/2013 12:36:16 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | 01/09/2013 | n/a
    Michael Moore got a bad review from at least one upset critic at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards...on Monday. Moore was there to present Best First Film to David France for his doc "How To Survive a Plague," a salute to a protest group that stormed St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1989 over the AIDS crisis. But Armond White, gadfly critic and former organization chair, began heckling him for "anti-Catholic" rhetoric. Moore raised hackles when he recalled how activists at the height of the epidemic...interrupted Mass at St. Patrick's. Moore stated, "I personally like that one. I say that...
  • More Catholics Seek De-Baptism Over Popes Gay Marriage Remarks

    01/02/2013 10:59:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-28-12 | By Audrey Barrick
    Following Pope Benedict XVI's repeated messages denouncing same-sex marriage, more Dutch Catholics are seeking ways to leave the Catholic Church. And one website is helping people to "de-baptize" themselves. According to Reuters, the website ontdopen.nl ("de-baptize.nl") has gained significant traffic this month after the pope took the time in his Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to condemn gay marriage. "They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves," he said. "The manipulation of nature, which we deplore today where our environment is concerned, now becomes man's...
  • Censoring Terrence McNally

    09/12/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT · by edwinland · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 1998 | new York Times Editorial Board
    Almost nothing is known about this play besides ... that the central character, Joshua, is reported to have sex, offstage, with his disciples. That was enough, however, to lead the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights to stage a letter-writing campaign against the production. It was enough, too, to induce someone to call the Manhattan Theater Club with threats to burn down the theater and kill the staff and Mr. McNally. What we are witnessing, once again, is the peculiar combat between freedoms that is repeatedly staged in America. ... There is no essential difference between suppressing the production...
  • Caroline Kennedy Speech: cites Catholic faith to attack the Church on reproductive rights

    09/06/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 6, 2012
    AP Photo/Jim Cole Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Democratic President John F. Kennedy, speaks during a campaign event for President Barack Obama's re-election in , Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Hart's Turkey Farm in Meredith, N.H. The Democratic National Convention released a full transcript of Caroline Kennedy's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (as prepared for delivery). Read the full text below:It's an honor to join you tonight for the most important reason I can imagineto make sure that Barack Obama is re-elected president of the United States. Four years ago, I was inspired by the way Senator Obama...
  • DNC plans 2-hour Islamic prayer after rejecting blessing from Cardinal

    08/28/2012 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Fawn · 133 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic Jumah prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though it denied a Catholic cardinals request to say a prayer at the same event. Watch the promotional video, via the Bureau of Muslim Affairs, which is partnering with the DNC for the event. The first two minutes are rather dry, but around 2:04 a muezzin sings the call to prayer with an American flag background, and the video picks up considerably:
  • Exorcist author, William Peter Blatty, to sue Georgetown University in Catholic court

    05/21/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/18/2012
    The author who turned Georgetown University into a horror scene in The Exorcist plans to sue the school in church court, charging that his alma mater has strayed so far from church doctrine that it should no longer call itself Catholic. William Peter Blatty, who graduated from Georgetown in 1950, says the last straw was the universitys speaking invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius, who addressed graduating public policy students on Friday (May 18), has been criticized by conservative Catholics for approving a mandate that requires many religious institutions to cover employees birth control costs. The...
  • US tags Vatican as a money laundering concern

    03/07/2012 1:36:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is for the first time citing Vatican City as a potential hub for money laundering. The State Department's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released Wednesday identifies the Holy See as one of 68 countries or jurisdictions "of concern" for money laundering or other financial crimes.
  • Sandra Fluke: "I encouarage everyone to go to Media Matters"

    03/05/2012 7:03:16 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on ABCs The View on Monday, Georgetown Law student and womens contraception activist Sandra Fluke told viewers to check out Media Matters for examples of over-the-top conservative rhetoric. When asked by co-host Joy Behar if she had anything to say to her critics, Fluke, who made headlines last because of the attacks and subsequent apology she received from conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, encouraged viewers to check out Media Matters website. Well, I would encourage everyone to go to Media Matters because they have an excellent story on their website that gives a list of the various commentators...
  • Flukes Testimony

    03/04/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by Netizen · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Law Students for Reprodutive Justice ^ | March 2012 | Sandra Fluke
    This is the html version of the file http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf. Page 1 Leader Pelosi, Members of Congress, good morning, and thank you for calling this hearing on womens health and allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation. Myname is Sandra Fluke, and Im a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school. Im also a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. Id like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them...
  • Jackie Speier boycotts contraception rule hearing

    02/16/2012 6:21:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 2/16/12 | Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, explains why she boycotted todays House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience? I have decided to boycott the sham hearing orchestrated today by the Republican members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to trample on the civil liberties of millions of American women who deserve coverage of their legitimate and most basic healthcare needs, including contraception. The Republican majority refused to allow the testimony of witnesses who represent millions of Catholics, such as...
  • Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    02/02/2012 9:37:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 67 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions. Romney announced this decision -- saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do -- just two days after he had taken the opposite position. The story begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or...
  • Religious Slurs in Lawyer's Memo Have Court up in Arms

    12/01/2011 11:48:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Twin Cities.com ^ | David Hanners
    In the sedate and sober world of bankruptcy law, one lawyer's memorandum sticks out like a sore loser. "Across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church," the Nov. 25 filing said. It went on to call one bankruptcy judge "a Catholic Knight Witch Hunter," said one trustee was "a priest's boy" and claimed another trustee is a "Jesuitess." It got worse from there. Hastings lawyer Rebekah Nett also called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher and other court personnel...
  • Is the Obama Administration Anti-Catholic?

    11/15/2011 8:30:28 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 41 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 15, 2011 | Matthew Archbold
    A majority of Catholics voted for Barack Obama. And for it, we got a nice photo op at the University of Notre Dame and some ameliorating verbiage. But since then, we’ve seen a long list of actions that’s caused obvious displeasure among many Catholics, including priests and bishops. And it has some asking if the Obama administration anti-Catholic? For answers, let’s look at some recent actions by the administration. Recently, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a Freedom of Information Act request to discover why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declined to renew a...
  • VATICAN COUNCIL CALLS FOR FINANCIAL REFORM - The Official Message

    10/25/2011 5:12:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    email ^ | 10/24/2011 | Donuhue
    The Vaticans Message Was Grossly Distorted by Reuters October 24, 2011 The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a document today titled, "Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority." Commenting on it is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: There has been much hyperventilation from some quarters over the release of this document. All of it is unwarranted. To begin with, the text is not an encyclical, nor is it the work of Pope Benedict XVI. Much of what it says is consistent with long-standing Catholic social teaching: the quest for the...
  • Leaked cables: Obama admin called Catholic Church source of spreading homophobia in Poland

    09/08/2011 7:47:02 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 48 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Leaked cables: Obama admin called Catho | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While surveying the landscape for inroads to push the homosexual agenda into Poland, American embassy officials under the Obama administration complained that the Catholic Church teaching is a major source of homophobia in the heavily Catholic country, according to private cables recently published by Wikileaks. The cables from the American embassy in Warsaw, marked sensitive but unclassified, were part of a dump of over 250,000 official government documents last week by Wikileaks. One cable from the American embassy in Warsaw dated August 2009 pointed to the Catholic Church as central in promoting homophobia...
  • Anti-Catholicism, Hypocrisy and Double Standards

    07/23/2007 3:36:15 PM PDT · by annalex · 1,155 replies · 8,221+ views
    ConstantinesRant ^ | Sunday, July 22, 2007 | Constantine
    Anti-Catholicism, Hypocrisy and Double Standards Sunday, July 22, 2007 As a young Catholic I was unaware of the amount of irrational hatred that was directed toward the Catholic Church and Catholics themselves. Growing up in Los Angeles I was not subject to the Fundamentalist tracts being placed on my family car while we were at Mass as I would have been had I lived in the Bible Belt. My exposure to people of other faiths was frequent and always positive. The majority of my friends growing were Jewish as were the girls whom I had the honor of dating. My...
  • Storm of criticism over Catholic bishops' opposition to gay marriage (Catholic Caucus)

    07/08/2011 11:20:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Speroforum ^ | July 7, 2011 | William Donohue
    The passage of a same-sex marriage bill in New York, over the objections of the Catholic hierarchy, has led to a storm of criticism of the state's bishops. The most extreme condemnation comes from a July 5 editorial in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR). The Catholic hierarchy, says NCR, "has lost most of its credibility with the wider culture on matters of sexuality and personal morality, just as it has lost its authority within the Catholic community on the same issues." The bishops are guilty of engaging in everything from "wholesale excommunications" to "open warfare" with dissidents. The...
  • Christian share a common enemy in sexual abuse crisis Ch.2: the Good Intentions of Free Masons

    07/06/2011 10:43:58 PM PDT · by dangus · 68 replies
    Original ^ | 7-6-11 | Dangus
    It's no wonder why anti-Masonic conspiracy theories fail to catch on: There is a long line of heroic, patriotic, Christian Freemasons in our national history. To assert that George Washington, Winston Churchill, Stephen Austin, Buzz Aldrin or Omar Bradley were part of a some Satanic conspiracy is to beggar credibility. At the same time, many evil organizations, from the K.K.K. to Aleister Crowley's pagan cult, borrowed heavily from freemasonry, employing its systems of graduated revelations, initiations, and secret recognitions to infiltrate and pervert other organizations. These organizations can fairly be said to be perversions and usurpers of freemasonry, not freemasonry...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • Hugo Chavez: Anti-Catholic, Narcissist, Leninist

    05/06/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT · by bronxville · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 16 November 2010 | George J. Marlin
    Hugo Chavez: Anti-Catholic, Narcissist, Leninist By George J. Marlin When Hugo Chavez was sworn in as president of Venezuela in February 1997, he was hailed as the true successor to Latin American freedom fighter, Simon Bolivar. Notables including Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Oliver Stone, and Noam Chomsky shouted from rooftops that Chavez was a visionary who would restore prosperity and return power to the people. And they applauded his claim that the United States is the most evil regime that has ever existed. These useful idiots have turned a blind eye to the fact that Chavez is a depraved Marxist...
  • Can Catholics Participate in April Fools?

    04/01/2011 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    Catholicism for Everyone ^ | 4/1/2010 | Phil Lynch
    Today is April 1, 2011, and therefore April Fool's Day. The question is can Catholics legitimately participate in it without sinning? This is a question which deserves to be addressed because most Catholics do participate, but we must always follow our moral compass, no matter the time of year. The main moral issues brought up in April Fools include lying, and causing harm to others. "Harm" of course can be accomplished in a multitude of ways, and therefore most sins could come under this categorization. First, let's address lying. Often, April Fools jokes involve convincing someone that something which is...
  • PROPITIATION : The FINISHED WORK of Christ on the CROSS

    12/11/2010 8:23:13 AM PST · by bibletruth · 64 replies · 1+ views
    2010 | bibletruth
    Many people profess that Jesus Christ is their savior - but always with a caveat (always with some ADDITIONAL factor - WHICH ALWAYS ADDS UP TO WORKS). Many people today profess that Jesus Christ is their savior; but - if they are laboring under the delusion that they must DO something (some sort of WORKS) in order to KEEP their salvation they are TAKING AWAY from the FINISHED WORK of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary and ADDING to the Gospel of the Grace of God! When the Lord Jesus Christ spoke the words It Is FINISHED [John 19:30] -...
  • Virgin Mary Apparitions Near Green Bay Shrine Recognized as First in U.S.

    12/08/2010 3:31:38 PM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    DFW Catholic ^ | December 8, 2010
    Virgin Mary Apparitions Near Green Bay Shrine Recognized as First in U.S. Green Bay, WI (Green Bay Press Gazette) A shrine in the town of Green Bay is one of only a handful in the world and the sole location in the United States officially designated as a place where the Virgin Mary appeared. David Ricken, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, announced today his official approval of the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.
  • The Gospel for Roman Catholics

    11/30/2010 5:36:59 AM PST · by kindred · 152 replies · 1+ views
    Carm.org ^ | unknown | Matt Slick
    This paper is written in two parts. The first explains and documents the Roman Catholic Church's position on justification. The second part presents the true gospel in contrast to the Catholic Church's position. If you want to go straight to the gospel presentation for Catholics, simply scroll down the page. Because of the great emphasis on Sacred Tradition within the Catholic Church and because so many Roman Catholics appeal to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church, the Word of God is often placed after the Catholic Church itself in relation to authority. Because of this, many Catholics appeal to...
  • Man Loses $20 Million After Taking Laptop for Repair

    11/10/2010 9:03:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    PC World ^ | Nov 10, 2010 | John E Dunn
    A New York couple have been charged with defrauding a wealthy musician to the tune of $20 million (12.3 million) after he innocently visited their computer servicing company to have a virus removed from his laptop. The hard-to-believe story started started in 2004 when moneyed pianist Roger Davidson asked Mount Kisco computer store owners Vickram Bedi, 36, and his Icelandic girlfriend Helga Invarsdottir, 39, to rid his computer of a virus. On learning of Davidson's wealth, the pair are alleged to have concocted an elaborate social engineering scam that defrauded him of somewhere between the $6 million the police have...
  • Archbishop Dolan right to slam NY Times for anti-Catholic articles

    10/25/2010 10:47:38 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 3 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 10/25/10 | James Farrel
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan has come out swinging against The New York Times, accusing it of anti-Catholic bias in two recent articles. He is right. Anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice it seems to me in America. If the same comments that were made about Catholic religious figures were aimed at Rabbis, immams or Dali Lamas there would be widespread outrage. You will not find such comments. Artists have been assassinated by crazed Muslims over depictions of the Prophet Muhammad after all. The two articles concerned were a review of an art exhibit which portrayed former beloved John Cardinal O'Connor as...
  • Archdiocese of Detroit: Stay away from liberal Catholic conference

    10/13/2010 6:23:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Answers ^ | October 13, 2010 | Detroit Free Press
    The Archdiocese of Detroit is warning Catholics in metro Detroit ... to stay away from a national conference of liberal Catholics to be held in Detroit next year. And Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron is calling upon organizers of the conference to cancel their plans, saying they are in opposition to the Catholic faith. The American Catholic Council, which calls for church reforms and greater openness, is set to hold a national gathering in June 2011 featuring progressive Catholic leaders near the 35th anniversary of the Call to Action, a Detroit gathering in 1976 that urged reform and was held...
  • 'Distaste for Popery' New York Times Style

    09/17/2010 1:30:24 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 17, 2010 | Andrew Sumereau
    Where to find the "blunder-prone spiritual leader of rigid intellect and uncommunicative soul"? Why, in today's New York Times! Where a remarkable hit piece by someone named Roger Cohen appeared today. His commentary on Pope Benedict's visit to Great Britain brings back a nostalgic feeling, the kind history buffs would associate with the great Know-Nothing Party of the 19th century. Of the visit in general, Mr. Cohen disapproves. " Seldom has a long-delayed journey been so ill-timed." And, to be sure, he is not alone, for thankfully, "Benedict has not been received with open arms." And why not? ..." Today,...
  • Pope visit: Five suspected Islamist terrorists arrested over assassination plot

    09/17/2010 8:26:08 AM PDT · by ELS · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 17 Sep 2010 | Duncan Gardham
    Police have arrested five suspected Islamist terrorists, working as street cleaners in London, over an alleged plan assassinate the Pope. The men were arrested during raids at 5.45am at a rubbish depot in central London based on an intelligence tip off received overnight. The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50 were arrested by officers from Scotland Yards Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. They are said to be from a variety of nationalities including a number of Algerian origin. The depot where they worked is less than a mile...
  • Lawsuit of the Day: Space Alien Followers v. Pope Benedict (No, Seriously)

    09/13/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    abovethelaw.com ^ | Sept 13 2010 | Elie Mystal
    A prophet, who now goes by the name Rael, once encountered space aliens who told him the secret of life. Later, his followers, the Raelians, set up an advocacy group to expose pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church. But the groups work was frustrated when Pope Benedict XVI (a.k.a. Joe Ratzinger) covered up the crimes of Catholic priests, in an effort to discredit the Raelians and suppress their message.
  • Ramadan road trip: Moving melting pot finds peace, love and animosity (Huge Racist Vomit Warning!!!)

    08/30/2010 11:24:11 AM PDT · by oldleft · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-30-10 | Wayne Drash,
    (CNN) -- As the blue Chevy Cobalt crept toward the edge of the property in Chula, Georgia, a palpable nervousness wafted through the cramped car. Three men, straight out of central casting from "Deliverance," craned their necks toward our vehicle. A 30-by-50-foot Confederate flag waved 120 feet in the air. Nothing says "Welcome to the South" quite like the old battle flag. We were quite the sight for this rural stop along Interstate 75: two olive-skinned Americans on a mission; an African-American photographer; and me, a white boy from the Bible Belt. (snip) Already, the road trip has been a...