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  • Leaked emails show Clinton’s team should read a catechism [Democrat anti-Catholicism]

    10/11/2016 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10.11.16 | Addie Mena
    Oh anti-Catholicism. You’re always in vogue. And just what we needed to add to this wonderful election journey. Today, the anti-secrecy and disclosure site WikiLeaks released more than 1,000 emails as part of an ongoing leak of the hacked emails of John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Previously, Podesta worked as the President for the Center for American Progress, or CAP, and the Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. Within these leaked emails was a 2011 email thread titled “Conservative Catholicism” sent by CAP Senior Fellow John Halpin to Podesta and to Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer...
  • Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence

    03/11/2015 2:49:15 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 372 replies
    One Fold ^ | March 11,2015 | unknown
    Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence Introduction The real presence doctrine is probably the most important doctrine to Catholics today because it is the nucleolus of the Catholic mass. The doctrine insists that the eucharistic elements of bread and wine become the glorified body and blood of Christ when blessed by the priest. The doctrine further asserts that the substance of bread and wine are no longer present and only the accidents (characteristics or appearance) remain. Thus, the name derived from the explanation becomes transubstantiation (a change of substance). It is this belief that compels devout Catholics to worship the...
  • Refuting anti-catholic objections

    11/11/2014 2:57:30 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 11 replies
    This is a refutation regarding some anti-Catholic statements that were made in a history class that I attend. The history class is based on ancient civilizations to the 16th century. The professor originally stated that the reason that the Catholic Mass used to be completely in Latin was because the Church did not want the people to understand what was going on, since the Church wanted to oppress the people. I refute this argument in my first response. In this response I describe the use of Latin in the Catholic Mass and why it continues to be used.The professor then...
  • Tragedy in Birmingham

    08/03/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Father James E. Coyle, an extraordinary priest and Knight of Columbus in the early 20th century, courageously stood up against widely-held anti-Catholic views at the risk, and then cost, of his life.The Irish-born priest was scarcely in his 20s when, after his ordination in Rome, he was dispatched to Alabama to begin his priesthood. The Catholic population in Alabama had exploded with a promise of jobs, especially in and around Birmingham’s network of coal mines, steel mills and iron foundries. Father Coyle arrived in the city shortly before a wave of anti-Catholicism flooded the country, and the revived Ku...
  • 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...
  • SERIOUS QUESTION: DO CATHOLICS REALLY BELIEVE THIS ABOUT MARY??

    03/19/2014 8:19:20 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 802 replies
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREE I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church 963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the...
  • Homosexuality Incompatible With Priesthood

    02/24/2013 9:50:05 AM PST · by Gluteus Maximus · 140 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11-24-2010 | John Travis
    "Homosexuality is incompatible with the priestly vocation. Otherwise, celibacy itself would lose its meaning as a renunciation. It would be extremely dangerous if celibacy became a sort of pretext for bringing people into the priesthood who don't want to get married anyway," the pope said. The pope cited a 2005 Vatican document that drew a sharp line against priestly ordination of homosexuals. He said the document emphasized that homosexual candidates cannot become priests because their sexual orientation interferes with "the proper sense of paternity" that belongs to the priesthood. The pope said it was important to select priestly candidates very...
  • Birmingham priest's 1921 slaying revisited in new documentary and book

    08/02/2011 7:55:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Birmingham ^ | April 10, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    In her book "Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America," Ohio State University law professor Sharon Davies digs deep into the 1921 slaying of a Catholic priest in Birmingham. The Rev. James E. Coyle, who had been pastor of St. Paul's Cathedral since 1904, was shot to death on the porch of the wood-frame rectory, the priest's house next to the cathedral, on Aug. 11, 1921. "There are so many things about this story that are really compelling," Davies said. She said she stumbled across the case while doing research for a law journal article....
  • Michele Bachmann Should Not 'Get a Pass' on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church

    07/15/2011 5:01:33 AM PDT · by tcg · 213 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/15/11 | Keith A Fournier
    ....some of my colleagues in the world of Catholic media, journalism and the Press have attributed the positions of this Church and Bachmanns past membership to just "being a Protestant." As someone who has worked ecumenically for decades I reject that dismissal. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod does not represent many Protestants. It is an Anti-Catholic body. ....I have worked with, prayed with and collaborated with MANY Protestant Christians, for over three decades, who would NEVER call the successor of Peter the Antichrist. The colleagues to which I refer go further, they seemingly accept the notion that if Protestant Christians...
  • What Are We To Make of the Anti-Catholics.

    01/08/2011 4:15:03 PM PST · by Natural Law · 246 replies
    Self | Jan 8, 2011 | Natural Law
    What are we to make of the anti-Catholics? What are we to make of the anti-Catholics? How can we explain the assault on the Church by those who profess in their words the same mission of the Church, the Salvation of mankind, but through their deeds deny it? Are the fabrications, falsehoods, and lies about the supporting beliefs of the Church, about the lives of its saints and clergy, about the verifiable facts of history justified because of doctrinal disagreements? Does any of this matter in the face of the greater assault on Christ and his flock? It defies...
  • Proving the Pope right (Another example of the Spanish government's anti-Catholicism)

    11/11/2010 8:40:48 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 11/11/2010 | Carlos Antonio Palad
    In an act that has been almost completely ignored by the press and even the blogosphere (whether secular or religious) outside of Spain, the Spanish government decided on November 3 to ban the entry into the Benedictine-run Basilica inside the Valle de los Caidos, not just of tourists but even of the faithful who want to attend Mass. The Guardia Civil has been charged with enforcing the order, thus proving the essential correctness of the Pope's comparison of today's levels of anticlericalism in Spain with that of the 1930's. Therefore, last Sunday (November 7, 2010), even as the Pope was...
  • Atheist: Catholic Faith is Least Tolerated Religion

    09/28/2010 12:43:40 AM PDT · by 0beron · 20 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/28/2010 | Tancred
    The Catholic Faith is the least tolerated religion in Europe, criticized French philospher Bernard-Henri Levy, who is himself an Atheist.Madrid [Kath.net/CNA] The Catholic Faith is the least tolerated religion in Europe. This was said by well-known intellectual, Bernard-Henri Levy in an interview with the Spanish newspaper "ABC". The prominent French intellectual, who identifies himself as an Atheist, is concerned on the other hand about the numerous unjust attacks against the Pope. "The voice of the Pope is very significant, but we have been very unfair to this Pope", he said in an interview to "ABC". "I am not Catholic, but...
  • Fired Catholic professor reinstated at University of Illinois

    07/30/2010 6:18:53 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    CNA ^ | Champaign, Ill., Jul 29, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Fired Catholic professor reinstated at University of Illinois Dr. Kenneth Howell. Related articles: Respect for Unborn Human Life: The Church’s Constant Teaching - US BishopsTeaching TruthThe Bible's Teaching Against AbortionCohabitation and Church's Teaching Champaign, Ill., Jul 29, 2010 / 05:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A professor who was recently fired for explaining the Catholic teaching on homosexuality will be reinstated, according to the University of Illinois. Dr. Kenneth Howell's position at the school was terminated at the end of the Spring Semester this year after teaching in a class on Catholicism that the Church believes homosexual behavior violates natural law.A...
  • Guest Opinion: Why The New York Times Assault On the Catholic Church?

    07/11/2010 8:09:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/11/2010 | David Hartline
    COLUMBUS, OH (Catholic Online) - The New York Times full-fledged assault against the Catholic Church has many mystified and angered, some of whom haven't exactly been on the A list of orthodox minded Catholics such as Ken Woodward, the former Religion Editor of Newsweek Magazine. Woodward has said that New York Times Editor Bill Keller often referred to himself as a "collapsed Catholic." (If ever there was a hint.) Why now many have wondered, and why has a noted and respected writer like Laurie Goodstein taken part in such an odious display of yellow journalism? Perhaps it is because the...
  • LOUIS C.K.: POPE RAPES BOYS

    06/17/2010 9:09:54 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 564+ views
    Bill Donohue ^ | June 17, 2010 | June 17, 2010
    LOUIS C.K.: POPE RAPES BOYS June 17, 2010On last night's Comedy Central program, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," comedian Louis C.K. concluded his interview by noting there were certain words that he could not utter on his new show on FX. After offering a few examples, he bleated out the following: "I was going to say that the pope f**** boys…." [The obscenity was bleeped.]Here is the response by Catholic League president Bill Donohue:It is a sign of cultural atrophy that so many of today's comedians cannot exhibit humor save by insulting someone or using vulgarities. Louis C.K....
  • Hyundai pulls television ad after Catholic uproar

    06/14/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 583+ views
    CNA ^ | New York City, N.Y., Jun 14, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Hyundai pulls television ad after Catholic uproar New York City, N.Y., Jun 14, 2010 / 06:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to “enough of an outcry” from Catholic individuals and blogs, Korean car maker Hyundai announced on Monday that it has pulled a World Cup-themed television ad that ran during the USA-England soccer match on Saturday featuring a "church" in Argentina mocking Catholic sacraments.  The ad depicts the ceremony of a “church” called "Iglesia Maradoniana" founded in Rosario, Argentina. The “church” was established in the spirit of both honoring Diego Armando Maradona -Argentina's top soccer player and current coach...
  • Lady Gaga Is Latest Celeb to Abuse Catholic Imagery in Hollywood's 'War on Religion'

    06/12/2010 7:35:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies · 819+ views
    FOX ^ | June 11, 2010 | Hollie McKay
    Queen of controversy Lady Gaga is making headlines for yet another racy video featuring highly sexualized material combined with religious imagery. But while some argue Gaga has crossed the line between edgy and tasteless, her use of distorted Catholic imagery speaks to a rising trend in Hollywood. The pop princess, real name Stefani Germanotta, recently released the music video for her single “Alejandro” and has sparked quite the outcry given its saturation of controversial imagery, including her swallowing rosary beads in a latex-version of a nun’s habit, holding the crucifix in front of her crotch and simulating group sex with...
  • The Coming Anti-Catholic Storm

    06/07/2010 1:34:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 80 replies · 127+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | June 7, 2010 | Deal Hudson
    Some will say it's already here, and I wouldn't argue with them. The first gusts of the anti-Catholic storm have already been resisted, thanks to the courageous vigilance of Bill Donohue at the Catholic League. Now we have The New York Times' relentless barrage of reporting and opinion designed to force the type of "reform" in the Church urged by dissenting groups like Voice of the Faithful and Call to Action.Those vestiges of the old Catholic Left barely exist anymore -- but why should they, when their cause has been taken up by the mainstream media? The continuing drama...
  • 1921 slaying of Catholic priest gets renewed interest

    05/28/2010 7:41:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 75 replies · 880+ views
    RNS ^ | May 27, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) The 1921 murder of the Rev. James E. Coyle on the front porch of his rectory was no ordinary slaying. Involved were the anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan, a future Supreme Court justice and a preacher’s daughter who secretly married a Puerto Rican. In her book “Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America,” Ohio State University law professor Sharon Davies digs deep into the Coyle’s murder—and the dark chapter of anti-Catholicism in American history. “There are so many things about this story that are really compelling,” said Davies, who stumbled across the case...
  • What is Behind the Rash of Religious Vandalism?

    05/26/2010 9:03:23 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 488+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/27/2010 | Sonja Corbitt
    Acts of religious violence serve as grim reminders that what is sacred to some is simply seen by others as an invitation to desecrate, and that in circumstances where the hatred is so obvious, there is nothing more powerful than prayer. NASHVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Maywood, CA is cleaning up after extensive vandalism to its school kitchen and auditorium over the weekend. Security cameras caught two men breaking in through the kitchen, where most of the damage was perpetrated, and taped them ravaging the facility for almost an hour and a half....