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  • Orthodox Activists Call for Kremlin Stars to be Replaced with Double-Headed Eagles

    11/17/2017 5:35:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/15/17
    The Russian Orthodox activist movement Forty Times Forty has called for the ruby stars to be removed from the towers of the Kremlin, to be exchanged with two-headed eagles, which, according to the organization, could serve for reconciliation and the restoration of historical justice, reports RIA-Novosti. “We sincerely believe that the ruby stars should stand on those buildings that were built during the 70-year Soviet period of Russian history, but not on the Kremlin towers, which the Bolsheviks have nothing to do with building,” the movement’s statement reads. In a century of revolution, when, in the view of the movement,...
  • NY Archdiocese Gay Priests Lose Parishioners and Rack Up Bills

    11/17/2017 5:31:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/14/17 | Bradley Eli
    NY Archdiocese lost $122 million in eight years — not counting millions in sex abuse payoutsAccording to financial records analyzed by Church Militant, the archdiocese of New York has lost more than $122 million in the last eight years in operating expenses for Archdiocesan Services. They're cutting Masses owing to a lack of parishioners and are shaking down remaining parishioners for $200 million, as they financially prepare to pay out millions of dollars for gay clerical sex abuse. One such homosexual priest, Fr. Peter Miqueli, was found mortgaged $100 million in archdiocesan property in a desperate attempt to build up...
  • Athenaeum of Ohio to Expand; New Building Needed to House Growing Numbers of Future Priests

    11/17/2017 5:24:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Catholic Telegraph ^ | 10/30/17 | Colleen Kammer
    Groundbreaking Nov. 2 at 88-year-old Mt. Washington campusGroundbreaking ceremonies for a major expansion of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West will take place Nov. 2 at the Mount Washington institution as increased enrollment and projections of continuing growth placed demand on the 88-year-old structure. The building has been frequently renovated to meet the needs of the dynamic vocations scene in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The 2017-2018 class at the seminary boasts 82 men but the facility currently can house only 76. As a result, the Athenaeum of Ohio’s leadership team embarked on the expansion project. The new facility will...
  • Mercy for Pope Means ‘Second Marriage’ Isn’t Adultery: Priest in Vatican Newspaper

    11/17/2017 5:18:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/16/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, Italy, November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’ emphasis on “mercy” over “law” allows him to view a “second marriage” after a first valid marriage in such a way that it is not “characterized continuously as adultery,” suggested a Catholic priest and seminary professor in an article recently published in the Vatican’s official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Father Gerald Bednar, Vice Rector and Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Mary Seminary in the U.S. Diocese of Cleveland, wrote in an article published November 10 that Pope Francis in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia [Joy of Love] is not trying to “fashion...
  • Hungary PM: ‘US of Europe’ Plotters Using Mass Migration to Create...'Post-Christian’ Super-State

    11/16/2017 7:16:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/17 | Jack Montgomery
    Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has warned that the elites plotting a United States of Europe are using mass migration to engineer a post-Christian, post-national super-state. Breitbart London has seen a transcript of the Central European leader’s speech to the 7th Plenary Session of the Hungarian Diaspora Council, in which he told listeners: “A nation that has found its feet is a free nation. It is fair to say that since we found our feet we have begun to act as a free nation. “But this has also brought with it some problems. Whatever a nation of serfs does will seldom lead...
  • No Response to the Pope from Cardinal Sarah

    11/16/2017 7:11:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | 11/16/17 | Mark Lambert
    I found an interesting German report here which suggests that Cardinal Sarah has failed to respond to Pope Francis' request to publicise his response to statements by the Cardinal on the Internet (as outlined in this post from October 23rd). The post suggests the deadline was discovered by research from Katholischen Nachrichten-Agentur (KNA) but I have not been able to verify this. As the Dom Radio report states, Pope Francis decree "Magnum Principium" specified that the national episcopal conferences are responsible for the translation of liturgical texts. The motu proprio said episcopal conferences need only confirm these translations with Rome....
  • Speaker Tells Vatican Conference: Reducing Population is Best Solution to Climate ‘Crisis’

    11/16/2017 7:01:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/16/17 | Diane Montagna
    VATICAN, November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the main concerns about the Vatican’s frequent conferences on climate change in recent years has been that many of the invited speakers favor population control as a means to protecting the planet. This became patently clear at a Pontifical Academy for Sciences seminar last week when a key speaker said “it’s a little ambitious” to think we can cut the population in half by 2050, but it is “smarter” to cull the number of people first, thereby making the move to renewable energy easier. The November 2-4 conference, hosted at the prestigious...
  • Pope Rebukes Climate Deniers as 'Perverse' in Bonn Message

    11/16/2017 6:58:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/16/17 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such "perverse attitudes" and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Francis issued a message to the Bonn meeting, which is working to implement the 2015 Paris accord aimed at capping global emissions. In it, Francis called climate change "one of the most worrisome phenomena that humanity is facing." He urged negotiators to take action free of special interests and political or economic pressures, and to instead engage in...
  • Yugan Authorities Replace Jesus with Xi Jinping to Help the Poor

    11/15/2017 5:55:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/14/17
    Needy Christians are forced to replace religious images with pictures of the president to get aid. “They think God is their saviour,” an official said. “After our cadres’ work, they’ll realise their mistakes and think: we should no longer rely on Jesus, but on the party for help”. According to some sources, the number of Christians exceeds that of party members.Beijing (AsiaNews/SCMP) – Yugan County, a poor rural area in the southern province of Jiangxi Province, has undertaken a campaign to replace religious faith with faith in the party. To achieve this, the local government is asking people to replace...
  • Huge Turnout Expected for Beatification of Solanus Casey Nov. 18

    11/15/2017 5:52:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/6/17 | Patty Knap
    The beatification Mass is set for 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 (tickets are no longer available) and will be broadcast on EWTN.The beloved Fr. Solanus Casey will be beatified on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. The beatification Mass, scheduled for 4 p.m., is expected to draw many thousands of Catholics. “The beatification is a remarkable moment in all of our lives and one to celebrate Father Solanus, whose compassion and attribution to miraculous cures have endeared him to those in Detroit and across the world,” said Father Michael Sullivan, Provincial Minister of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St....
  • Majority of Australians Vote Yes in National Same-Sex Marriage Survey

    11/15/2017 5:48:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The catholic Leader ^ | 11/15/17 | Mark Bowling
    AUSTRALIANS have voted in support of legalising same-sex marriage in following the results of a national survey. The result came to 61.6 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 38.4 per cent voting ‘No’. A total of 133 out of 150 electorates recorded a majority ‘Yes’ result while only 17 voted ‘No’. The national survey returned 7.8 million responses in support of same sex marriage and 4.9 million voted against. Queensland voters followed the national trend with 61 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 39 per cent voting ‘No’. In an address to the Australian public, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the survey...
  • ISIS' Christmas Threat to the Pope: Terror Group Threaten Vehicle and Gun Attack on the Vatican

    11/15/2017 5:45:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 12/14/17 | Chris Kitching
    The poster - reading "Christmas blood" - depicts a masked jihadi driving a BMW towards St Peter's BasilicaThe terror group ISIS has made a chilling threat against the Vatican just weeks before tens of thousands of faithful gather there to celebrate Christmas. A pro-ISIS propaganda channel made the threat in a poster depicting a car attack. The poster - reading "Christmas blood" - depicts a masked jihadi driving a BMW towards St Peter's Basilica, where Pope Francis holds mass. An assault rifle and a rucksack are visible on the seat next to the driver, who is using a sat nav...
  • Ancient Latrine: A Peek into King Hezekiah’s Reforms in the Bible?

    11/14/2017 7:58:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Biblical Archaeology ^ | 11/13/17 | Robun Ngo
    Hezekiah’s religious reforms sought to centralize worshipA millennia-old latrine discovered at Tel Lachish in Israel might reveal some interesting insights into Biblical history. According to Sa’ar Ganor and Igor Kreimerman, who conducted the excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the latrine could be evidence of King Hezekiah’s religious reforms enacted throughout the Kingdom of Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. The archaeologists detail their discovery in the article “Going to the Bathroom at Lachish” in the November/December 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. The latrine discovered in what may be a shrine at Lachish. Photo: Courtesy of...
  • What’s in Your Church Bulletin?

    11/14/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    No apology after San Dimas Catholic church publishes images of gay couples to celebrate Mother's Day The Mother’s Day church bulletin from Holy Name of Mary Catholic Parish in San Dimas, California. Two of the images on page 1, second row from top, include gay couples: two moms with their baby, and two dads with their son.The following is an email we received this week from one of our readers. The links have been verified.California Catholic Daily: Attached you’ll find a copy of a past bulletin (May 14, 2017) from Holy Name of Mary Catholic parish (San Dimas, CA). The...
  • Card. Zen Asks for God‘s Grace to Save the Church in China and the Holy See from the 'Precipice'

    11/14/2017 7:42:54 PM PST · by marshmallow
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/11/17 | Li Yuan
    Fr. Wei Heping, 41, died in mysterious circumstances, his body dumped in a river in Taiyuan (Shanxi). For the police claim he committed suicide. Family members are not allowed to even see the autopsy report. For Card. Zen the Holy See (which "is not necessarily the Pope") seeks a compromise at all costs with the Chinese government, risking "to sell out the faithful Church". Justice and Peace publish a booklet about Fr. Wei, not to forget.Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Card. Joseph Zen, Emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, has asked God to save the Holy See "from the brink of the...
  • Solanus Casey: An Example of Christian Rebuilding

    11/14/2017 7:38:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/12/17 | Robert Klesko
    Look at the life of Father Casey. Imitate him. Open the door to others. Be a porter to anyone who knocks.Editor's Note: EWTN will air a documentary on Father Casey Nov. 17 and show the beatification live Nov. 18. See times here and watch NCRegister.com for continuing coverage.St. Francis of Assisi initially took the admonition of Christ to “Rebuild my Church” literally, and ever since that time, the order he founded has sought to rebuild — churches, families and lives — with whatever materials they possessed. St. Francis sold all he had and collected stones to rebuild the Portiuncula. Father...
  • Tensions Brewing over Muslim Street Prayers North of Paris

    11/13/2017 5:26:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 11/12/14
    Lawmakers try to block prayers, held since March in protest against mosque closureCLICHY (France) • Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government of the Paris area, Mrs Valerie Pecresse, disrupted the crowd of around 200 all-male devotees last Friday, and sang the national anthem in the multi-ethnic Clichy suburb. "Public space cannot be taken over in this way," Mrs Pecresse said at the demonstration...
  • Russia Should Impose 5-10-Year Moratorium on Lenin Burial Topic - Church Representative

    11/13/2017 5:22:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/13/17
    Moscow, November 13, Interfax - The body of Vladimir Lenin must be buried but at present this could shake the political situation in Russia, according to Alexander Shchipkov, first deputy chairman of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations, and an advisor to the State Duma speaker. "Let's impose a moratorium, five to ten years [on the subject of reburying the leader]. If we don't bury [him], our children will, he has already lain in state for 70 years! But of course, buried he should be," Shchipkov said during a lecture at the Library of Foreign Literature in...
  • Pope Reaffirms Conscience as Heresy Debate Divides Church

    11/13/2017 5:19:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/11/17 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday reaffirmed the "primacy" of using one's conscience to navigate tough moral questions in his first comments since he was publicly accused of spreading heresy by emphasizing conscience over hard and fast Catholic rules. Francis issued a video message to a conference organized by Italian bishops on his controversial 2016 document on family life, "The Joy of Love." The document has badly divided the Catholic Church, with some commentators warning that it risked creating a schism given its opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Francis told the conference that priests must inform...
  • Cupich v. Naumann: A Referendum on Pro-Life Policy, Papal Priorities

    11/13/2017 5:16:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/12/17 | Christopher White
    One of the most closely watched elections during the upcoming fall assembly for the U.S. bishops will be over the head of the pro-life committee. Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City is up against Cardinal Blase Cupich to replace outgoing chairman Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. The election is viewed by many as a referendum on both the conference's approach to pro-life policies and Pope Francis. NEW YORK - When the U.S. bishops meet in Baltimore this week, one of the most closely-watched elections will be for the head of the pro-life committee, as its outcome likely will be...