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  • Cardinal Burke: Pope Francis is ‘increasing the confusion’ (FULL INTERVIEW)

    04/05/2018 5:52:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Apr 5, 2018 | Raymond Burke, trans. Diane Montagna
    ROME, April 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis is “increasing the confusion” in the Church, and the College of Cardinals constitutes a de facto check against papal error, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said in a new interview. Speaking to the Italian Catholic news agency La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Cardinal Burke said the alleged ‘interview’ on hell with Pope Francis, published on Holy Thursday by his 94-year-old atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, “went beyond what is tolerable.” Burke also called the Vatican’s response to the “scandalized reactions” from across the globe “highly inadequate,” because it failed to reassert the Church’s teaching on...
  • 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...
  • UK stats: Cut gov’t sex ed funding and teen pregnancy rates drop

    03/30/2018 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Mar 29, 2018 | SPUC
    March 29, 2018 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) – New statistics show that 21.7% of all conceptions in England and Wales led to legal abortion in 2016. The Office of National Statistics' report Conceptions in England and Wales: 2016 found that the percentage of conceptions leading to a legal abortion in 2016 increased for women in all age groups since 2015, apart from women aged 40 and over. Women aged 30 to 34 years had the lowest percentage of conceptions leading to legal abortion (14.2%) in 2016, whereas women aged under 16 years had the highest percentage (61.5%)....
  • Letter to Mrs. Don-o's bishop re: the New Paradigm (Cath Caucus)

    02/28/2018 11:38:19 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    Mrs. Don-o | February 28, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    This letter was written and sent a few days before a diocesan conference centering on "The Legacy of St. Pope John Paul II". Dear Bishop -------- Please allowed me to ask a few questions which are urgent to me and others of the faithful. 1. The Legacy of Pope John Paul II is being replaced by a New Paradigm being taught by such highly-placed teachers at Cardinal Cupich of Chicago. They claim that previous teaching about Faith, Morals, and Sacramental practice are pastorally unhelpful. They deny that there are acts that are intrinsically wrong. They propose that God has given...
  • Pope Francis Prays for End to Abortion on Feast of ‘Holy Innocents

    12/29/2017 7:19:52 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 28, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    On the day when Christians commemorate the massacre of the ‘holy innocents’ by King Herod, Pope Francis prayed for “all the children who are not allowed to be born,” in reference to the millions of victims of abortion. In his daily posting on Twitter, the Pope also offered prayers for all the children “who cry with hunger,” or “who hold weapons in their hands instead of toys”: This is not the first time Pope Francis has likened the systematic slaughter of unborn children through abortion with the massacre wrought by King Herod some 2,000 years ago, in an effort to...
  • Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Targeting Liberals?

    08/25/2017 12:24:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | August 24, 2017 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Since the violence in Charlottesville, when white supremacists left one young woman dead and 19 others injured, the Southern Poverty Law Center has hit the jackpot. They [are] set to receive millions of dollars in donations from some of the nation’s deepest of pockets. Apple pledged $1 million. JP Morgan Chase & Co.: half a million. George and Amal Clooney even got in on the action, promising to donate another $1 million. But is donating money to the S.P.L.C. the best way to combat this[racist] poison? I think not. If Tim Cook and Jamie Dimon had done their due diligence,...
  • Mrs Don-o's Letter to a "Consistent Life" (pro-life, anti-violence) Group About Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    I sent this to Consistent Life | August 18, 2017 | Mrs Don-o
    Responding to this editorial: Protesting the Racist Violence in Charlottesville Which linked to, end endorsed, this extreme anti-Trump view from BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40948812 Hello Consistent Life Friends, This is worth a look: http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/18/poll-plurality-believes-far-right-groups-not-mostly-blame-violence-charlottesville/ I have to say the CL response to the Charlottesville Violence did not display your usual careful, disciplined sense of accuracy and justice. It seems strange to me that when the alt-right guy's car plowed into the crowd, causing horrible injury and death, it took a nanosecond for the media to determine that it was deliberate and motivated by race-hatred, an instant judgment apparently accepted by CL as...
  • BREAKING: Charlottesville “Unite the Right” Organizer Was Occupy Wall St. Activist & Obama Supporter

    08/15/2017 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 138 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | August 14, 2017 | Not Attributed
    Well this is fishy. His name is Jason Kessler. He is the one cited as the organizer of the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The thing is, Mr. Kessler’s arrival on the “alt right” and/or “White Nationalist” scene didn’t occur until November 2016. That’s right – Kessler didn’t start his white nationalist activism until after Donald Trump won the White House. Prior to that it appears he participated in the far left/socialist Occupy Wall Street movement as noted by the far-left, George Soros-funded Southern Poverty Law Center Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological...
  • An ignorant, intemperate Vatican assault on American conservatism

    07/15/2017 1:54:58 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Jul 13, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    With a harsh denunciation of American conservatism, published in the semi-official Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica, the Vatican has plunged headlong into a partisan debate in a society that it clearly does not understand, potentially alienating (or should I say, further alienating) the Americans most inclined to favor the influence of the Church. Why? Why this bitter attack on the natural allies of traditional Catholic teachings? Is it because the most influential figures at the Vatican today actually want to move away from those traditional teachings, and form a new alliance with modernity? The authors of the essay claim to embrace...
  • Pope Francis Shocks Workers With Pro-Capitalism Pitch

    05/29/2017 5:28:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Speaking to workers and business people in Italy’s port city of Genoa Saturday, Pope Francis surprised his hearers by praising entrepreneurship and touting the importance of healthy businesses for the economy. “There can’t be a good economy without good businessmen, without their capacity to create and to produce,” he said, shattering his reputation as an enemy of the free market economy. The Pope recognized that the essential value of work and employment is only possible when companies are sound and successful. Without denouncing unemployment benefits, Francis insisted that state intervention wasn’t a real solution. “A monthly check from the state...
  • Missouri Archbishop Defies City Ordinance Criminalizing ‘Discrimination’ Against Abortion Advocates

    05/26/2017 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila
    The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes “discrimination” against advocates of abortion. Archbishop Carlson said the Archdiocese of St. Louis and its affiliated agencies will not comply with Ordinance 70459. Facebook/Archdiocese of St. Louis The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes "discrimination" against advocates of abortion. The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson stated the church and other entities affiliated with it will not abide by the ordinance. "Let...
  • The unbelievable story of Ireland’s overlooked ‘Oskar Schindler’ [Israel recognizes)]

    05/22/2017 2:24:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | Michael Riordan
    DUBLIN — As the Gestapo surrounds the palace of an Italian anti-Fascist aristocrat, an Irish priest dashes to the cellar. He is wanted by the Nazis for his role in the daring rescues of Jews, POWs and refugees, but this time it seems there is no escape. Miraculously, a coal delivery being made to the palace offers the perfect cover — the cleric blackens his face, hides his cassock and slips away to freedom through the narrow cobbled streets of Rome. This dramatic scene, recreated in the 1983 movie “The Scarlet and the Black” starring Gregory Peck as Monsignor...
  • This is the alt-right: Richard Spencer’s horrifying abortion rant

    04/25/2017 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 90 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    For those of you wondering why I’m writing another column about the alt-right, the reason is simple: Every time I do, people comment to explain why I’m wrong. Those people, some of whom I used to know, are starting to buy what the alt-right is peddling. Some of them are brazen enough to inform me that I, as an active social conservative, should be “smart enough” to realize that “the Jews,” whom they somehow believe to be a homogenous and monolithic group, are responsible for all of the evils Western civilization faces. One of these people even wrote that Richard...
  • Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday? [ History contradicts this popular notion.]

    04/16/2017 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 83 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Easter 2009 | Anthony McRoy
    Was “ Easter” actually borrowed or rather usurped from a pagan celebration? The argument largely rests on the supposed pagan names for the celebration in English and German (“Easter”, “Ostern”). Note, however, that in most other European languages, the celebration’s name is derived from Pascha (Greek), from Pesach, (Hebrew), Passover. Easter is the Christian Passover. [large snips here and throughout] The usual argument for the pagan origins of Easter is based on Venerable Bede (673-735), an English monk who wrote: “ … Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month" and which was once called after a goddess...
  • 50 Catholic Converts...Over the Last Century

    04/16/2017 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    NCR, the good one ^ | Apr 15th, 2017 | Matthew Bunson
    [Excerpt: cut from 50 to 13] A few of the most notable converts over the last century: The dazzling variety is a microcosm of the many different people who enter the Church every year —[for] no past, however dark and troubled, makes us unwelcome to God’s loving embrace of mercy and forgiveness. Francis Beckwith (b. 1960): Philosopher /theologian; elected president of the Evangelical Theological Society; converted to Catholicism 2007. Robert Bork (1927-2012): Conservative American judge known for the vicious political fight blocking his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. Converted to Catholicism in 2003. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012): Renowned...
  • US teen pleads guilty to IS-inspired plot to kill pope (ISIS)

    04/04/2017 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | April 3, 2017 | unlisted
    <p>Washington (AFP) - A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty Monday to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States.</p> <p>The US Justice Department said Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to shoot the pope as he celebrated mass in Philadelphia on September 27, 2015. Colon also allegedly planned to set off explosives.</p>
  • Female Physicist Creates World's First Government-Approved Birth Control App

    03/15/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March, 2016 | Ashley Bateman
    The first and only internationally certified contraceptive app is now awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If approved, Natural Cycles would provide Americans a government-approved drug-free and therefore side-effect-free alternative in a market saturated with hormonal and abortive birth control. It all started when 32-year-old nuclear physicist Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, who was on the Nobel Prize-winning team that discovered the Higgs-Boson particle, “was looking for a hormone-free alternative contraception and we weren’t happy with what we found on the market,” said Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, Berglund’s husband, in an e-mail interview. “Elina…decided to apply her mathematics expertise to...
  • A dose of reality about the Steve Bannon/Cardinal Burke axis

    02/14/2017 4:59:19 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    cruxnow.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Steve Bannon in his natural plumage: no Magna Cappa Everyone loves a conspiracy theory, and of late English-language media have been giddy with speculation that Trump mastermind Steve Bannon and American Cardinal Raymond Burke, seen as a leading traditionalist critic of Pope Francis, have formed a pact to “legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy,” in the words of the Washington Post. (What the specific aim of this alliance may be isn’t terribly clear, since nobody seriously believes a Trump-backed Vatican palace coup is in the offing. Presumably, the idea is to encourage and embolden...
  • A Brief and Appalling History of the Department of Education

    02/14/2017 11:27:02 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2017 | Michael S. Goldstein
    Congratulations to Secretary DeVos....It is time to resuscitate the Constitution of the United States vis-à-vis the responsibility for education. [huge snip] In 1866, Congressman Andrew J. Rogers, a Democrat representing New Jersey's 4th Congressional District, spoke eloquently against a bill to establish a federal Department of Education. Mr. Rogers declared that the bill: ... proposes to put under the supervision of a bureau established at Washington all the schools and educational institutions of the different States of the Union by collecting such facts and statistics as will warrant them by amendments hereafter to the law now attempted to be passed,...
  • Debunking the Washington Post’s Creepy Cardinal Burke Conspiracy

    02/12/2017 3:18:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 11, 2017 | Christian Browne
    On 9 February, the Washington Post ran a disgraceful and bizarre opinion piece designed to join the burgeoning propaganda efforts to link Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke to U.S. presidential adviser Stephen Bannon and President Donald Trump’s White House. From that alliance, the story goes, Bannon, through Burke, is plotting to bring the Trump administration into a conflict with Pope Francis. The Post opinion piece is linked here. There there have been several other similar “news” stories run over the last several days at major outlets, including on the NPR website. The point of this obviously coordinated campaign is entirely unclear....