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Articles Posted by Mrs. Don-o

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  • Catholic LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin (World Meeting of Families)

    08/13/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Mon 13 Aug 2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which represents 60 organisations, has been told that due to “logistical considerations” it has not been allocated a booth in the gathering’s exhibition hall. The WMF, an international event held by the Roman Catholic church every three years, opens in Dublin next Monday. Pope Francis will spend 36 hours in Ireland attending events. The GNRC was told only in the past few days...
  • Women in France with Down syndrome find community in religious order

    08/13/2018 11:03:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    LiveAction ^ | August 12, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    People with Down syndrome are not often valued in society; they are often discriminated against and targeted for death. But one religious order in France, the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, aims to give women with Down syndrome a community, where their sense of worth is acknowledged and celebrated. Down syndrome Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb The order was founded when Mother Prioress Line met a girl named Veronique, who has Down syndrome, but also felt a calling to religious life. Mother Prioress Line knew it would be difficult — if not impossible — for Veronique to...
  • How The Ancient Catholic Church Dealt With Priest Sex Offenders

    08/12/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 54 replies
    July 24, 2018 | Ryan Scheel
    Within the past quarter-century, sexual abuse by clergy has been a high profile scandal within the Catholic Church. Most recently, the detestable accusations against Cardinal Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick have rocked the Church and re-opened the discussion on how to handle cases of clerical abuse. Cardinal McCarrick posing with one of the young men who has accused him of sexual abuse While it may be tempting to encapsulate clerical abuse as a modern phenomenon, fallen human nature and sin have existed since the Garden of Eden, along with it those who would use their position within the Church to...
  • Did 'Catholic Spring' groups undermine the Catholic bishops? [John Podesta, George Soros)

    08/10/2018 1:56:57 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Dec 15, 2016 | Kevin Jones
    Groups reputedly founded for a “Catholic Spring” revolt within the Church have a history of criticizing Catholic bishops on LGBT issues and other topics, while taking money from wealthy, strategically minded LGBT activists who have helped reshape American religion, politics and the definition of marriage. Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good came to prominence in mid-October when WikiLeaks published a 2012 email exchange apparently involving John Podesta, President Bill Clinton’s former chief-of-staff and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager. Podesta appeared to suggest he and his allies had founded the groups to sow religious revolution. Today,...
  • Meet Lucy McHale, the Rosa Parks of Middle School (Girl, 14, stands up to gay bullies!)

    08/07/2018 4:10:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 7, 2018 | Austin Ruse
    Lucy McHale, now 14, worked at the snack bar at the local pool in Olney, Maryland. One day a boy from her school leaned over the counter and told one of Lucy’s co-workers to kiss him. In today’s #MeToo environment this would be a clear violation, except the person he wanted to kiss was another boy. Because the boy demanding a kiss was supposedly gay, and because Lucy stepped in to defend her co-worker, she became the devil in the story, and the target of harassment at Rosa Parks Middle School. Sometime later, Lucy was sitting with two of her...
  • Intrinsic Evil and McCarrick (good, short read about good and evil)

    08/07/2018 1:47:33 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    First Things ^ | 8/7/18 | Dan Hitchens
    Imagine that a depraved tyrant is oppressing your country, driving its citizens into misery. You have the opportunity to save the country: By starting an affair with the tyrant’s wife, you can gain access to the tyrant and depose him. Is that OK? This case was raised by a commentator on Aristotle, who thought it a circumstance in which adultery might be justified. But St. Thomas Aquinas, in his De Malo, says that the commentator is wrong. “One ought not to commit adultery for any benefit,” St. Thomas writes, expressing the constant teaching of the Church. Some acts, whatever the...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter to Bishop about Catholic Doctrine on the Death Penalty

    08/02/2018 3:21:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    Scripture, Tradition and Authentic Magisterium | August 2, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have prayed for you,that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, confirm your brethren." Luke 22:31-32 August 2, 2018 Dear Bishop S----, Thank you for your letter and thanks also to S and D and P and R who have also responded to my concerns: I appreciate this, too. But it is not enough. Centuries ago, faithful Catholics didn't ordinarily need to question their Bishop. If he were an honest Catholic, well and good; but if not, it made little difference to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Birth of Humanae Vitae: Woe to Those Who Mishandle It*

    07/20/2018 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Settimo Cielo/Espresso ^ | July 19, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    *Original Title: "Humamae vitae: cosi le nata e guai a chi le tocca" Google translation, lightly copy-edited for clarity The demolition project aimed at "Humanae Vitae" --- Paul VI's 1968 encyclical that said no to artificial contraceptives --- now faces an unexpected stumbling block in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to the access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, authorized by Pope Francis in person: Gilfredo Marengo, "The birth of an encyclical, 'Humanae vitae' in the light of the Vatican archives", Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2018. The stumbling block is...
  • No Matter the Question, Contraception’s the Answer

    07/14/2018 1:16:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 35 replies
    C-Fam Friday Fax ^ | July 13 2018 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    Family planning advocates are working hard to position contraceptives as the key to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an event on Tuesday demonstrated, however, their arguments collapse under closer scrutiny. The Wilson Center event was the third in a series focusing on the benefits of family planning for peace and security, societal resilience, and global development. Similar to previous events, the panelists stressed the importance of access to family planning and estimated the cost savings of reductions in fertility, but glossed over how to push more contraceptives in a world approaching market saturation. In a departure from...
  • Taking Life out of the Court’s Hands ('Efrat' Yad Chava Jewish Baby Fund)

    07/13/2018 4:21:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | July 9, 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    “Comedians” are making jokes about getting your abortions now, before Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court appointment takes the right away. A new series of emojis indicate that a woman won’t have sex with a man who supports said nominee. Headlines declare, “There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Gut Abortion Rights...But wait.... ... Who are we and who do we want to be? People who let the Court determine things we really should be talking about on a more intimate level, or people known for stepping up to the plate when life gets hard? Friends who just returned...
  • Canadian Jesuit asks order to make stopping abortion world-wide top priority

    07/12/2018 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Jul 11, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, July 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian Jesuit who has fasted and prayed on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years to end abortion has blasted his order for being silent on “the worldwide genocide of the preborn” for the same length of time. Fr. Tony Van Hee, who will be 83 in September, also issued a heartfelt plea in a February letter to Jesuit superior general Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal that the Jesuits make ending abortion a top priority. It was his personal response to Abascal’s request for proposals by January 2019 for new “universal apostolic preferences” to...
  • Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe vs. Wade?

    07/10/2018 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    "America" - Jesuit magazine ^ | July 09, 2018 | The Editors
    President Trump’s nomination of D.C. circuit court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy may furnish the fifth vote needed to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in every jurisdiction of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is a textualist who is suspicious of the kind of judicial innovation that led to the court’s ruling in Roe. That decision removed a matter of grave moral concern—about which there was and remains no public moral consensus—from the democratic process. Reversing Roe will not make abortion...
  • Intrinsically disordered (CDF is Still Catholic)

    07/07/2018 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
    Intrinsically Disordered CONGREGATION FOR TH DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH July5, 2018 At the present time there are those who, basing themselves on observations in the psychological order, have begun to judge indulgently, and even to excuse completely, homosexual relations between certain people. This they do in opposition to the constant teaching of the Magisterium and to the moral sense of the Christian people. A distinction is drawn, and it seems with some reason, between homosexuals whose tendency comes from a false education, from a lack of normal sexual development, from habit, from bad example, or from other similar causes,...
  • How Should Catholics Respond to the Pope’s ‘Paradigm Shift’? ("Resistance")(Catholic Caucus)

    07/05/2018 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 5, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    In view of the “paradigm shift” taking place during this pontificate, one that breaks with the Church’s teaching and tradition, how should a Catholic respond? Is it legitimate to resist Church authority, including even the Pope? Chilean author José Antonio Ureta offers some in his new book, Pope Francis’ Paradigm Shift: Continuity or Rupture in the Mission of the Church? — An Assessment of his Five-year Pontificate. Mr. Ureta, what made you want to write this book? I think a lot of ordinary, good Catholics are distressed with all the changes they see with this papacy.... Some of them say:...
  • Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why. (NY Times)

    07/05/2018 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 167 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2018 | Claire Cain Miller
    Jessica Boer, 26, kissing her cat Kip at her home in Portage, Mich. Like an increasing number of people in her generation, she does not plan to have children. “Now we know we have a choice,” she said.Wanting more leisure time and personal freedom; not having a partner yet; not being able to afford child-care — these were the top reasons young adults gave for not being sure they wanted children, reports a new survey conducted by Morning Consult for the NYT. About a quarter said they expected to have fewer than they wanted. The largest shares said they delayed...
  • Study: teen pregnancies fall after cuts to birth control budgets

    07/02/2018 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | June 1, 2017 | Simon Caldwell
    The rate of teenage pregnancies in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1969 Evidence suggests pregnancy rates fell sharply in those areas where budgets were most aggressively cut Government cuts to the funding of sex education and contraceptive services have contributed to a drop in the rates of teenage pregnancies to their lowest level since 1969, a new study has found. The findings by two academics have added to a growing body of research which is exposing the failings of decades of sex education policies. Family planning gurus have argued since the 1970s that teenage pregnancies could be...
  • Our Pro-Life Future: A plan for building on anti-abortion successes

    06/28/2018 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | June 2018 | Rachel MacNair
    A few years back, I saw an anchor on network news observe that the average age of abortion doctors was above sixty, and there weren’t many such doctors left. Then I saw something I was entirely unaccustomed to seeing on network news: a story about Project Rachel, and how it was helping post-abortion women. There was also a remark about how sonogram pictures of the fetus were a new technology influencing opinion. Then they showed a picture of such a sonogram. This was unprecedented. It is quite clear that the behavior surrounding abortion is changing. Abortions used to be...
  • I wanted to become a Catholic. But first I had to give up the Eucharist and porn

    06/26/2018 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jacob Turnrose
    At the start of the fall semester of my senior year of college, I was receiving the Eucharist every day. The problem was, I was not Catholic. I had begun attending daily Mass four months before, drawn less by the Catholic faith than by the soothing regularity of the liturgy. Whenever the host was administered, I went up with the rest of the parish and received it without a second thought. But by September, I could no longer plead ignorance. I had begun to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and was learning about church doctrine and...
  • Bishop suggests excommunication for Catholics implementing border enforcement

    06/21/2018 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 21, 2018 | Deal Hudson
    (Newsmax) – Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a "prophetic statement" on immigration that would support "canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved" in implementing President Trump's immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does he mean to say that any Catholic Border Patrol Agent or ICE Officers enforcing the law are "obstinately preserving in manifest grave sin"? If so, what is the "grave sin" that meets the criterion of excommunication according to Canon 915? The 19,500 employees of the U. S. Border...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter on the "BORDER CRISIS" to the TN Cath. Public Policy Commission (SJW Lobbyists)

    06/21/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Social Justice Brain | June 21, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    To: Jennifer Murphy JMurphy@tncppc.org 128 Allendale Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.8184 Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commisssion Nashville, TN Dear Jennifer Murphy, I need to be better informed on the issue of humane and just border security and the protection of children. I have been prayerfully following this Border Crisis issue day by day. I clearly need a more adequate understanding. Perhaps you could clear up some questions which have been on my mind, and the minds of others as well. 1) Wasn't there a ruling in Federal Court some 20+ years ago (the Flores Settlement) --- and some subsequent rulings...