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  • It's Time for the Big Guns - 2018 Election

    10/05/2018 5:48:18 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 8 replies
    Yanke Academy, LLC ^ | 10/4/2018 | Patrick Yanke
    I don’t have to tell you how important this election is for the protection of human life in the womb—and for American culture as a whole. As great as our individual and collective efforts may be, they may not be enough. We need the big guns. There is one group who could change the course of history with a word, but they continue a self-imposed silence… the bishops of the Catholic Church. Catholics are demographically ¼ of the voting population nationally and as much as ⅓ in several states… including New York and California. The silence of the bishops has...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who wants to be a bishop after McCarrick?

    09/23/2018 9:03:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 22, 2018 | Michael Davis
    Who wants to be a bishop after McCarrick? by Michael Davis posted Saturday, 22 Sep 2018 Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS) The Vatican is struggling to regain control of major American diocesesJust a few months ago though it seems like years Washington, DC was the most coveted see in America. Though not the largest or wealthiest diocese, its archbishop is often the most politically well-connected cleric in the United States.All that changed when its former archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was revealed to be a serial sex abuser. Then, accusations of complicity began to pile up against his successor, Cardinal...
  • Another Vatican Diplomatic Blunder: Allowing China to Help Choose Bishops They Approve Of.

    09/20/2018 9:00:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2018 | By GEORGE WEIGEL
    Eighty-five years ago, on July 20, 1933, a concordat defining the legal position of the Catholic Church in the Third Reich was signed by Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) and German vice chancellor Franz von Papen. The Reischskonkordat was then ratified by the Nazi-dominated German parliament some six weeks later, on September 10. Pope Pius XI, under whose authority Cardinal Pacelli had negotiated this treaty, was under no illusions about German National Socialism; he detested its racial ideology. And unlike some Vatican diplomats who seem to have imagined that the Third Reich would be...
  • China and Vatican strike controversial deal over bishops; China now has a say on appointments

    09/18/2018 12:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 09/16/2018
    In a controversial move, China and the Vatican are preparing to sign a landmark deal this month allowing each side a voice in choosing the church's bishops in China, reports the Wall Street Journal. The details: Pope Francis will recognize excommunicated Chinese bishops that were approved without the Vatican's green light, and China will acknowledge the Pope as leader of the nation's Catholics and allow the Vatican a voice in bishop selection moving forward. The deal comes with controversy as China's current regime is largely atheist and authoritarian. The agreement is also seen as China recognizing religious autonomy something...
  • Mrs. Don-o to Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume TWO

    09/17/2018 6:58:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Mrs Don-o's Own Brain | September 17, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Here's another collection of my tweets to my Bishop, mostly about --- what shall we call it? --- The Situation. These won't all be recyclable, but I hope some of them will. Feel free to use any of them. It's just tiny way, I suppose, to offer filial correction or support. We must obey God, not men --- as our first Pope, St. Peter said. God bless Bishop Strickland. Abp Vigano had the courage to speak up clearly and pay up personally. Let the Pope answer Vigano's Testimony if he can. The silence -- Omerta --- is not going to...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Tweets to Her Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume One

    09/16/2018 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Own Brain | September 16, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    It just occurred to me that I should share all my tweets to my Bishop on FR too, so FReeper Catholics can tweet them to your bishops as well. I am not much of a social media maven, but if 60 million Catholics do the little we can -- well, you know how this gospel works: you give your 2 little fishes and 5 barley buns, and the Lord will multiply it out. So here, please free free to use my hand-crafted artisanal right-sized tweets to my bishop over the past couple weeks: Speaking of "news": USCCB statement saying that...
  • Pope Francis Must Resign -- Catholic Civil War (the good and the bad Bishops, etc.)

    09/04/2018 4:52:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 63 replies
    Church Millitant ^ | Michael Voris
    Article with 22 minute video about this at this source. I'll post the transcript in a bit.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Where does your bishop stand?

    09/02/2018 1:31:27 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 30 replies
    Life Site ^ | Fri Aug 31, 2018
    FULL TITLE: Where does your bishop stand?: Catholics launch new website to track bishops fidelity August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) LifeSiteNews launched a new website today dedicated to providing U.S. Catholics with evidence of whether their bishop is faithful or unfaithful to perennial Church teaching. Faithful Shepherds helps hold American bishops accountable by providing years, sometimes decades, of past tweets, public speeches, sermons, actions, pastoral letters, and diocesan guidelines. Faithful Shepherds currently gives evidence of where U.S. bishops stand on nine issues: Amoris Laetitia, pro-life leadership, homosexuality, abortion politics, contraception, LGBT ideology, liturgy, marriage and family life, and education. More...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Fathers Thoughts on Current Crisis

    08/26/2018 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 23 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | August 23, 2018 | Chris Check
    My wife Jacqueline and I have four sons. Thanks be to God, they never fell victim to the calculating predations of a bishop or priest seeking to gratify his disordered passions. Many fathers sons and daughters did.
  • Ruth Institute on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

    08/22/2018 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | August 11, 2018 | Father Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
    Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., Research Associate of the Ruth Institute, Answers Questions on The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal Is the current Catholic sex abuse scandal related to homosexuality?Yes. The current scandal includes mostly revelations about male on male sexual abuse of seminarians, where the victims are adults. These kinds of cases were not even considered in the responses to the 2002 scandal, which was about the criminal abuse of minors.Was the 2002 scandal also related to homosexuality?The US Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned two reports, one in 2004 and in 2011, by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to...
  • Episcopal Sodomy: Gay Seminarian Pipeline

    08/21/2018 6:43:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 08-21-18 | Michael Voris
    Episcopal Sodomy: Gay Seminarian Pipeline by Church Militant  •  •  August 21, 2018    From South America to the US Church Militant has learned that a clandestine pipeline for homosexual seminarians was established in the 1990s and into the early 2000s where active gay men from Colombia, South America were being secretly funneled to U.S. seminaries. Multiple seminarians have been in contact with us and want the entire story of the massive, massive crisis of homosexual predation by the clergy — especially in the seminaries — completely exposed. Church Militant has also confirmed with official sources that various U.S....
  • Unsavory Rot Uncovered In Catholic Dioceses

    08/16/2018 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/18 | Katy Grimes
    Its not just Pennsylvania; something is rotten in Sacramento, California, but it is the men who are wrong, not the Church itself Outside of the Catholic Church, high-risk, sexually violent and repeat sex offenders are required to register on sex offender registries for life, and in California are listed on the Megans Law public website. Within the Catholic Church, homosexual priests are offered rehabilitation. Pedophile priests are moved to another parish and avoid prosecution. Why should or would Catholic parents send their children into harms way to Catholic schools inside Catholic parishes run by corrupted Bishops? The explosive news Tuesday...
  • [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. scar Muoz 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 · 22 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 8, 2018 | Claire Chreitien
    According to Pope Francis-appointed Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, homosexuality in the clergy isnt 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 diocesethe 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 governments intention to maintain strict control over all religious organizations and their believers. Mr. Chens 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 OMalley 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 apublic statement todaycalling 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 documentCatholics 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 citednineteen violations of this in the last three years involving Catholic prelates in the Bay State.