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  • [Catholic Caucus] Chilean Bishops Relent After Massive Police Raids

    08/08/2018 8:50:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 8, 2018 | David Nussman
    Amid a tough sex abuse crackdown by law enforcement, the Catholic bishops in Chile are pledging to start cooperating with investigators. A series of police raids on Chilean chanceries and other Church properties took place in June and July. A pair of raids on chanceries in Santiago and Managua on June 13 led to the arrest of sex abuser Fr. Óscar Muńoz Toledo — who had admitted abusing minors to Church officials in January. In the weeks that many followed, there were five other police raids targetting Church properties in Chile, seeking to find evidence pertaining to allegations of clerical...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholics tell Cupich: Clerical sex abuse ‘has everything to do with homosexuality’

    08/08/2018 5:56:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 8, 2018 | Claire Chreitien
    According to Pope Francis-appointed Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, homosexuality in the clergy isn’t the main issue in the sex abuse crisis, and saying so is a “diversion” away from the real issue, clericalism. Cupich, one of the most left-leaning, pro-gay bishops in the country, made these comments in an interview with America magazine. “In the weeks since allegations were made against Archbishop McCarrick, some commentators and clergy have suggested that allowing gay men to be priests has created a culture ripe for the kind of abuse Archbishop McCarrick is alleged to have committed,” the Jesuit publication reported. “But Cardinal...
  • Defeating the Culture of Death - The Bishops

    08/08/2018 4:15:27 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 8 replies
    Yanke Academy ^ | 8/8/2018 | pgyanke
    Tomorrow, I will mail a copy of my book to all of the Cardinals, Archbishops, and bishops in charge of a diocese in America.  My goal is to encourage the bishops to finally speak out together against the evils of our day.  It is scandalous that we tolerate a major political party openly campaigning to preserve Roe v Wade while we simply march against abortion.  It's time to vote against abortion by voting against the only major political party supporting it. It's time for the bishops to speak up. Here is my letter to the bishops: Dear Cardinal Wuerl, I...
  • Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses

    08/01/2018 8:57:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/18 | Katy Grimes
    Strife and Betrayal in Sacramento Diocese The conspiracy of silence in the Catholic Church over scandals involving sex, homosexuality, cover-ups, payouts, betrayal, and corruption have left many Catholics disillusioned and even angry. Corruption wears many disguises, including liturgical garments. There is a cancer in the Catholic Church that needs to be eradicated. The cancer is not Catholicism, rather it is about the dangerous, corrupt behavior in too many of the Bishops. The traditional role of a bishop is as head of a diocese—the buck stops with the Bishop.
  • Jesus Alone, Is the head of the Church...but he delegates his authority to men

    And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,(Ephesians 1:22) For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. (Ephesians 5:23) But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.1 Corinthians 11:3) He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the...
  • China Insists on Control of Religion, Dimming Hope of Imminent Vatican Deal (Good news)

    04/04/2018 11:24:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | APRIL 3, 2018 | STEVEN LEE MYERS
    Holy Saturday Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-approved church in Beijing. BEIJING — China will not allow any foreign interference in religious affairs in the country, a senior official said on Tuesday, dousing expectations of an imminent deal with the Vatican over control of the Roman Catholic Church here. “I think there is no religion in human society that is above the state,” the official, Chen Zongrong, said during a briefing on religious affairs in China, underscoring the government’s intention to maintain strict control over all religious organizations and their believers. Mr. Chen’s remarks came...
  • Critics Slam Vatican's Push to Replace Chinese Bishops With Communist-Backed Ones

    01/24/2018 8:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Critics are speaking out against the Vatican's ongoing efforts to force two Chinese bishops to retire so that they can be replaced by church leaders approved by the Communist government, which has been persecuting Christians across the country. As AsiaNews reported on Monday, Bishop Peter Zhuang of Shantou and Bishop Jospeh Guo Xijin of Mindong have been asked to step aside so that the Communist-backed Bishop Huang Bingzhang can come into power. Bingzhang was excommunicated by the Catholic Church in 2011 when he accepted illicit episcopal ordination without the pope's approval, and has been a long-time member of the National...
  • Pro-Life Groups Send Message to Cardinal O’Malley and Catholic Bishops: STOP THE BETRAYALS!

    09/18/2017 3:06:19 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Remnant ^ | September 13, 2017
    A coalition of pro-life organizations, activists, and journalists issued a public statement today calling upon Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, and the other Catholic bishops of Massachusetts, to stop their betrayals of the pro-life movement. In its 2004 document Catholics in Political Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops specifically prohibited Catholic institutions from giving awards, honors or platforms to political figures who support legal abortion. The coalition cited nineteen violations of this in the last three years involving Catholic prelates in the Bay State.
  • Catholic Bishops: DACA Cancellation 'Reprehensible, Not How Scripture Calls Us to Respond'

    09/06/2017 8:19:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/06/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops slammed as "reprehensible" President Trump's decision to "wind down" the program that protects immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, charging that the uncertainty as Congress is left to forge a consensus "causes unnecessary fear for DACA youth and their families." Some 800,000 beneficiaries are covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today," President Trump said in a statement issued by the White...
  • Trump’s Nationalism Is Consistent With Catholic Social Doctrine

    06/21/2017 1:38:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2017 | Robert C. Koons
    Catholic voters know better than their bishops, it would seem. Leading American bishops have complained about the “harshness” of Trump’s campaign rhetoric and called for an end to deportation of aliens until the “broken” system can be fixed. Yet, despite this opposition from the Church’s hierarchy, Trump won 52% of the Catholic vote (to Hillary’s 45%), a historic margin for a Republican. How to explain this contradiction? Real simple. The laity get it better than the bishops. Trump’s nationalism is fully consistent with Catholic social doctrine as it has developed in the last 126 years. It is the leaders of...
  • A Very Popular Pope, But Not Among the Bishops [Catholic-Orthodox Caucus]

    05/28/2017 9:46:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Esprsso ^ | May 28, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    A Very Popular Pope, But Not Among the Bishops > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*With the appointment as president of Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, after that of the secretary general three years ago, Pope Francis now has full control of the Italian episcopal conference, one third of whose bishops have been installed by him, even in dioceses of the first rank like Bologna, Palermo, the vicariate of Rome, and soon also Milan.Appointments are a key element in the strategy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. It should suffice to look at how he is reshaping...
  • Leaked Document: UK Bishops Push Gay Agenda in Catholic Schools [Catholic Caucus]

    05/06/2017 9:49:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 6, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Leaked Document: UK Bishops Push Gay Agenda in Catholic Schools News: World News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Print by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 5, 2017    44 CommentsGuidelines include LGBT lesson plans for children as young as nine LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are pushing the LGBT agenda in Catholic schools under cover of preventing anti-gay "bullying." Proposed lesson plans teaching about homosexuality are being offered for children as young as nine. Church Militant has obtained a document titled "Made in God's...
  • Beirut Bishop Says Two Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Are Still Alive

    04/25/2017 7:33:50 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 2 replies
    Pravmir ^ | April 26, 2017 | Assyrian International News Agency
    The two bishops of Aleppo abducted in 2013 in Syria are still alive, said Mgr Daniel Kourie, Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut, who spoke on Saturday at the ceremony marking the 47th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions over the dome of the cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Moussaitbeh, near Beirut. The commemoration of these apparitions, which this Church invariably commemorates on the first Sunday after Easter, coincided this year with the 4th anniversary of the abduction in Syria (22 April 2013) of the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox bishops of Aleppo, Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi, whose...
  • Do Catholic Bishops Miss Obama

    02/16/2017 11:43:41 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 19 replies
    lewrockwell.com ^ | 2/16/17 | christopher manion
    Donald Trump has scared the devil out of America’s Catholic bishops. They have supported the Democrat agenda for so long – global warming, amnesty, raising the minimum wage, and national health care – that they can’t seem to let go. As a result, with few exceptions, these prelates have blithely ignored Trump’s defense of moral principles supported by the Church – on abortion, on religious freedom, on radical federal judges, and on education. Given Trump’s reversals of Obama’s pernicious policies, why aren’t Catholic bishops cheering? Why haven’t they told the faithful and the public that at last we have a...
  • Outspoken Pro-Life Cardinal DiNardo Becomes New President of the Nation’s Catholic Bishops

    11/15/2016 7:11:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas, was elected to a three-year term as president of the bishops’ organization, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The bishops also elected Cardinal Jose Gomez of Los Angeles as vice president, the report states. DiNardo previously served as the vice president and as the chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB. One of his duties as the new president will be to guide U.S. Catholic...
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop of Indianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Last Blast to the Bishops

    10/21/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 49 replies
    Yanke Academy, LLC ^ | 10/20/2016 | Patrick Yanke
    Last Saturday, I dropped my last mailing to the bishops in the mailbox. I have said all I can say to them for this election cycle. So far, I have largely been ignored... but there are exceptions. My own bishop, though, has denied me a hearing with him. I simply pray for our beautiful country and for our Church. The collective silence of our bishops in the face of the ever-expanding evil in our government, hurts our authority. It is true authority that separates the Catholic Church from all others. This authority is given to administer the Sacraments, instruct in...
  • Defeating the Culture of Death

    09/24/2016 7:43:57 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 14 replies
    Vanity | 9/24/16 | pgyanke
    The next president will likely appoint a 7-2 Supreme Court. Think this election is just politics as usual? Think again. If that president is Hillary Clinton… “I do have a litmus test, I have a bunch of litmus tests, because the next president could get as many as three appointments,” the former first lady responded. “It’s one of the many reasons why we can’t turn the White House over to the Republicans again.” . . . “We have to preserve marriage equality,” Clinton said. “We have to go further to end discrimination against the LGBT community, we’ve got to make...
  • BREAKING: Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

    08/24/2016 8:51:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 24 August 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros - one of Hilary Clinton's top donors - paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to "shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign." The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with...
  • Pope Enables Progressive Bishop To Select Other Heterodox Clerics For Episcopal Ordination

    07/09/2016 12:12:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    July 9, 2016 | restore dc catholicism
    Archbishop Blaise Cupich of Chicago ranks as one of the most progressive (if not heretical) bishops in the United States. His disdain for Catholic morality is all-too-well known. To wit: As bishop of Spokane Washington he forbade his priests from participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign. When the Supreme Court passed a ruling on "gay mowwidge", the statement he uttered was, at best, limp-wristed lip service to marriage. He issued a statement claiming that gun control and immigration are equal in importance to baby-slaughter. He advocates violations of Canon 915. Despite all these serious and blatant shortcomings, the...