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  • Unlocking the mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe [ CATHOLIC CAUCUS ]

    09/25/2016 4:09:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 15, 2016 | Jeff Mirus
    Earlier this year, Ignatius Press brought out an English edition of a remarkable coffee-table book entitled Guadalupe Mysteries: Deciphering the Code. Authored by film director Grszegorz Górny and photographer Janusz Rosikoń, the 280-page oversize hardback book is printed in full color on high-gloss paper, complete with photographs, paintings, maps and charts to supplement the text on every page. Guadalupe Mysteries retells the history of Mary’s appearance to St. Juan Diego in 1531 in Mexico, the miraculous image she left on his tilma, the importance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the conversion of Mexico, and the extraordinary details of the...
  • Donald Trump Details America-First Energy Plan

    09/24/2016 2:54:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Donald Trump detailed his energy plan, which he previously mentioned during his speech on the economy at the Detroit Economic Club in August, on Thursday in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “I am going to lift the restrictions on American energy, and allow this wealth to pour into our communities – including right here in Pennsylvania,” Trump stated while speaking to more than 1,000 gas industry experts. Citing the Institute for Energy Research, Trump suggested that lifting energy restrictions such as shale production would produce more than 500,000 new jobs every year and raise the GDP by more than $100 billion each year.He also says...
  • Trump names 33 conservative Catholics as new advisers

    09/24/2016 2:00:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    cna ^ | September 22, 2016
    Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2016 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 33 prominent conservative Catholic advisers for his campaign, according to reports from Philly.com, a website of The Inquirer and Daily News.The announcement comes in the midst of a highly contentious election season and at a time when Trump is struggling in the polls among Catholic voters, according to some reports.Among the released names of advisers are former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, who ran for president in 2012 and 2016. When he left the race in February, Santorum originally endorsed...
  • Martyred in the USSR: How religious persecution could happen to us too

    09/20/2016 3:58:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 20, 2016 | Tommy Tighe
    Even the most rookie evangelizer of the Catholic faith has come across the conversation-ending statement that religion is responsible for the majority of the wars and international atrocities throughout history.This comment is typically tossed out by peoplewho have walked away from what they see as an authoritarian structure hellbent on the motto of conversion or death. They point to the Crusades and the Inquisition, or for that matter 9/11, and demand to know who would want to associate themselves with a religion that would carry out such terrifying actions in the name of a God who is supposed to...
  • Does America Have an Official Morality?

    09/18/2016 5:00:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Does America Have an Official Morality?
    Former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a socialist. So were Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and a host of other charming fellows. But Sanders makes a distinction, he stresses that he’s a “democratic socialist.” You see, Bernie needs some criterion to separate the good socialists, like him, from the moral monsters. Bernie likes to make grand pronouncements about morality; what’s moral and what’s immoral. Bernie thinks “acting on climate change a moral obligation.” Bernie thinks that it is immoral as well as unjust that our government doesn’t provide healthcare for all; after all, all those socialist European nations provide...
  • Powerful UN agencies sponsor Catholic dissidents call for Church to reject Humanae Vitae

    09/18/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 17, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    September 16, 2016 (C-Fam) – Three powerful UN agencies are sponsoring the release of a document next week that calls for the Catholic Church to change her teachings on contraception, but also mentions that teachings on homosexuality, masturbation and in vitro fertilization should be changed as well. The document was prepared by dissident ex-priest John Wijngaards, who is based in the United Kingdom, and has been signed so far by more than 100 dissenting Catholic academics and a small number of non-Catholics. The document is being released in preparation for the 2018 50th anniversary of the Papal encyclical Humanae Vitae,...
  • What if The Beatles starred in Tolkiens Lord of the Rings?

    09/17/2016 6:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 17, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Next month one Brooklyn theater will explore that question in a Monty Python-esque comedy entitled The Beatles Present ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Musical.” The writer and director of the show wanted to explore, in a comedic way, what might have happened had Tolkien given a green light to the original project proposed by The Beatles.Well before Peter Jackson took on the weighty task of bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s realm of Middle-Earth to moviegoers, The Fab Four had approached the Catholic author in hopes of filling the roles of Frodo, Gandalf and company.During the 60s and 70s the highly successful...
  • Catholic Identity College Guide 2016v

    09/17/2016 5:29:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 10, 2016
    A look at 35 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities ... and features on the vocations such colleges bring and the renaming of a university for the Year of Mercy. Here is the complete guide from the Sept. 4, 2016, print edition. The complete list, with links to the schools: Aquinas College Augustine Institute Ave Maria University Avila Institute Belmont Abbey College Benedictine College Campion College Australia Catholic Distance University The Catholic University of America Christendom College DeSales University Divine Mercy University Donnelly College Franciscan University of Steubenville Holy Cross College International Theological Institute John Paul the Great Catholic University Pontifical...
  • Democrats Get 94 Percent Of Ivy Leagues Political Donations, Study Reveals

    09/17/2016 5:17:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Almost 94 percent of donations by Ivy League university employees since 2012 have gone to Democrats, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The data analyzed by Campus Reform revealed that contributions to political campaigns from Ivy League employees have totaled almost $12 million since 2012. Just $1,283,151, or six percent, of the $11,688,209 in donations were given to political groups outside the Democratic Party.In this year’s election cycle, Democrats have received $3,536,424 in donations, compared to just $230,610 received by the GOP. That’s just 6.1 percent of the donations for the GOP.Harvard University has been the principal contributor to Democratic causes, with...
  • Romes celebrated exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, is dead at age 91

    09/16/2016 2:24:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 16, 2016 | John Burger
    Father Gabriele Amorth, perhaps the best known Catholic exorcist in the world, has died at the age of 91, Italian media are reporting.Father Amorth, who frequently made headlines beyond the Diocese of Rome, where he was the official exorcist, had been hospitalized for several weeks for complications from pneumonia at the Saint Lucy Foundation Hospital in Rome, according to Corriere delle Sera.Born in Modena on May 1, 1925, Father Amorth joined the Society of St. Paul in Alba in 1947, and was ordained in Rome in 1951. In 1985, he was appointed exorcist of the Diocese of Rome by Cardinal Ugo Poletti.Over...
  • First Mongolian priest in a thousand years meets with Aleteia

    09/16/2016 2:15:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 16, 2016 | Louis Plantier-Vassal
    Aleteia: You were ordained a priest in Mongolia on August 28, 2016, which makes you the first indigenous priest for almost 1000 years! How do you feel about the historical significance of this?  Joseph Enkhee-Baatar: I am just glad and honored to have been chosen to be ordained here in Mongolia, and to be a small part of the mission. The first missionaries who came to the Mongol Empire were Nestorians. They came as early as the 7th and 8th century. Consequently, several Mongol tribes converted to Christianity. Then, in the thirteenth century under the Yuan dynasty, the first Catholic missionaries arrived. According to some historical...
  • Pope Amends Canon Law to show sensitivity to Eastern Churches

    09/16/2016 12:01:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | September 15, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY — In a change to church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.The new rule is one of the changes to 11 canons in the Latin-rite Code of Canon law that Pope Francis approved in order to harmonize the laws of the Latin and Eastern Catholic churches on several issues involving the sacraments of baptism and marriage.After more than 15 years of study and worldwide consultation, the conflicting rules were resolved by adopting the Eastern code’s formulations for the Latin...
  • Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 and what parents can do about it

    09/06/2016 3:57:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 124 replies
    cna ^ | September 5, 2016 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Sep 5, 2016 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age sometimes before the age of 10 and their reasons are deeper than being bored at Mass, the author of a new report claims.Those that are leaving for no religion and a pretty big component of them saying they are atheist or agnostic it turns out that when you probe a bit more deeply and you allow them to talk in their own words, that they are bringing up things that are related to science and...
  • How billionaire George Soros is trying to hijack the Catholic Church for his progressive agenda

    09/02/2016 4:04:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 1, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    September 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The large sum of money billionaire George Soros put up to influence Pope Francis’ U.S. visit last fall before a presidential election year and to push the American bishops toward support for radical “social justice causes” was not the first time the leftist financier has used his wealth to try and negatively affect the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has continuously withstood and will always survive more formidable opponents than Soros. But this fact is clearly lost on him, given his history of attempting to nefariously impact the Church by funding groups labeled “Catholic”...
  • Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couples marriage, considers punitive measures

    08/30/2016 6:54:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30. 2016
    August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials. The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior. “Regarding the equalization of homosexual unions with marriage or of actions that could be understood in that way,...
  • "Offering it up: Is that still a thing? (Catholic Caucus)

    08/24/2016 3:52:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | August 24. 2016 | Elizabeth Scalia
    We Catholics who grew up straddling the cusp of the conciliar divide may have a vague memory of the phrase “offer it up.” It was advice frequently given by the sisters who taught us our catechisms: “When you are in pain, when you are disappointed, when your feelings have been hurt, offer these things up to the Lord and ask him to use your suffering — that He join it to His own pain on the cross, for the good of others. Offer it as penance for your own sins, or the sins of those who cannot or will not...
  • Socialist Sanders buys $600,000 home lakefront property on island)

    08/10/2016 3:52:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10. 2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The post-election season has been very, very good for wealth redistribution, raging against income inequality, free stuff for all, conveniently Democrat, and hypocritical – or typical – Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (Evil 1%-Vt.). Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed. The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero.  Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his...
  • Tim Kaine must not get away with styling himself a Pope Francis Catholic

    08/09/2016 3:48:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 9. 2016 | Deal Hudson
    The Vatican may need to step in and rebuke Hillary Clinton's pro-abortion running mate With the nomination of Senator Tim Kaine, American Catholic voters once again face a decision about whether to send a pro-abortion, dissenting Catholic to Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vice President of the United States.For the past eight years Vice President Joseph Biden has lived there, an abortion supporter for sure, but he never pitched his Catholic credentials to the voters in the way that Hillary, her surrogates, the Democratic Party and Kaine himself have done from the get-go.Kaine, unlike Biden,...
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays The Hail Mary Before Every Race

    08/08/2016 2:14:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 344 replies
    uCatholic ^ | August 8, 2016
    U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will compete in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle. She has won Gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and againin the 2016 Rio Olympics.But before every raceLedecky, a faithful Catholic, offersa Hail Mary.I do say a prayer or two before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me. she said.In an interview with...
  • Simone Biles is busy seeking gold, but still manages to make Mass

    08/07/2016 3:22:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aletelial ^ | August 7, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Simone Biles has quickly become the favorite to dominate in this years gymnastics competitions in Rio. Her routines are nearly flawless and everyone has been in awe of her amazing skill and collected demeanor, barely flinching under the immense pressure of the judges.What is it that drives her to be the best?To answer that question, Us magazine recently asked Biles to empty her gymnastics bag in hopes of finding a secret formula to her success. While most of the contents of her bag were no surprise, the reporter noticed a white rosary that fell out. Biles explained, My mom,...
  • How a Small Group of Devotees Are Saving Neopets From Extinction

    08/05/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 4, 2016 | Lauren Young
    The 2013 update of Tyrannia, an ancient civilization listed as one of the 19 official lands in Neopia. [Photo: Screeshots from Neopets.com]If you visit the current website of the virtual pet game,Neopets, youll instantly recognize the vestigesof a late1990sinternet world. Its users almost certainly sharedtheir thoughts onXanga or LiveJournal, and were just beginning to discover other niche onlinecommunitiesthrough a year-old company called Google.Clicking through the Neopets world known asNeopia is like going back inan internet time machine. The bright Crayola yellow backdrop, the bubbly space font, and the cute cartoon pets are remnants of the early webtheir cheerful style unfazed...
  • Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Human-Animal Hybrids

    08/04/2016 4:02:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    The Obama administration today announced it has flung the door wide open to scientists making grisly human-animal hybrids. After overturning the Bush administration limits on forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, this is the latest move by President Barack Obama to manipulate and destroy human life in unethical experiments. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Here’s more: The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human.The National Institutes of Health is proposing a new policy to permit scientists to get federal...
  • VP Biden officiated at same-sex wedding. Where are his pastors?

    08/04/2016 3:11:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 4, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The other day, pro-abortion, “practicing Catholic”, democrat Vice President Joe Biden performed a same-sex civil “marriage”.In effect, Biden gave the digitus infamis to the Catholic Church.Canonist Ed Peters has observations about this scandalous flipping of the proverbial bird.  HERE Some canonical thoughts VP Biden’s recent deed[After discussion of why excommunication doesn’t apply in this case….]But if canonical criminal law as found in Book Six of the Code is not (at least not immediately) useful against Biden’s affront to Christ’s and the Church’s teaching on marriage, canonical sacramental law as found in Book Four of the Code, especially Canon 915 therein, could...
  • The Devil vs. St. Jean Vianney (and the martyrdom of Fr. Hamel)

    08/04/2016 2:28:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelial ^ | August 4, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    The final words of Father Jacques Hamel, “Begone, Satan,” bring to mind another French priest who had life-threatening encounters with the evil one and spoke strong words to his attackers. While this priest was not brutally murdered like Fr. Hamel, the devil tried his hardest to physically assault him in order to prevent the spreading of the Gospel.Who was he? Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney.Vianney is well known for his encounters with Satan. For 35 years Satan threw everything he had against the holy priest who would hear confessions for sixteen hours each day. At night Vianney would hear taunts, harrowing voices,...
  • Popes deaconess commission includes womens priesthood supporter (Catholic Caucus)

    08/03/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 2, 2016
    VATICAN CITY, August 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — An American professor appointed to Pope Francis’ newly announced Special Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women subtly advocates for women’s ordination to the priesthood, and several other appointees have expressed questionable theological views. Pope Francis announced the members of the commission on Tuesday. In May, he promised a group of religious sisters that he would set up a commission to study the question of women deaconesses.   “After intense prayer and mature reflection,” Pope Francis decided to set up this commission, the Vatican announced in a press release. Rorate-Caeli...
  • Voting for pro-abortion politicians? Theres no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

    08/03/2016 2:51:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | August 2, 2016
    Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibez/CNA. Toronto, Canada, Aug 2, 2016 / 08:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of Columbus.Pope Francis has emphasized how important it is for Catholics to be engaged in the political process, Anderson said Aug 2. His words regarding the importance of Catholics being faithful citizens are especially important for us.Andersons remarks to the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus meeting in Toronto reiterated his comments...
  • Resurrecting the Incredible Flower Crowns of Old Ukrainian Wedding Photos

    08/03/2016 10:58:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    Crowns made for the electro-jazz band Dagadana. (Photo: Third Roosters/Треті Півні)Back before the traditions of Eastern Europe were changed by war and Communism, as a young girl grew up in Ukraine, she would be allowed to decorate her hair, simply at first, with flowers, ribbons, and tendrils of green. In the summer, the flowers would be fresh; in the winter, they might be made of paper or cloth. Once the girl wanted to announce that she was ready for courtship, she would put on a much more elaborate headdress of flowers. When she found a man to marry, her friends...
  • Powerful tributes at funeral of priest killed in France terrorist attack

    08/02/2016 3:56:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 2, 2016
    Exactly a week after two terrorists killed Father Jacques Hamel while he said mass in his own church, nearly 2,000 mourners paid their respects to the Catholic priest, described by his sister as my brother. Everyones brother. The emotionally powerful ceremony at Rouen cathedral, attended by the French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, and religious leaders including Muslim representatives, took place amid high security. Hundreds of people who could not get into the cathedral watched the ceremony from under umbrellas on a big screen. Priests lead the procession as Father Hamels coffin is carried to the cathedral. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters Dominique...
  • Full list of members of Vaticans commission for the study of women deacons (Cath Caucus)

    08/02/2016 2:33:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 2, 2016 | Catherine Harmon
    Pope Francis greets Sister Carmen Sammut, president of the International Union of Superiors General, during an audience with the heads of women's religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican May 12. During a question-and-answer session with members of the UISG, the pope said he was willing to establish a commission to study whether women could serve as deacons. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) Today the Vatican announced the names of the members of a new commission established to study the question of women in the diaconate. In May, Pope Francis told a gathering of women religious community leaders that...
  • Solemn Consecration of the City of Aliquippa (Catholic Caucus)

    08/02/2016 1:47:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    (Image Source) On Saturday, 4 June 2016, in a historic ceremony sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161, the City of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, was solemnly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The consecration was performed by the pastors of the three Catholic parishes located in Aliquippa, and the mayor. Consecrators: Reverend Father Paul C. Householder, Pastor St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa Reverend Father Mykhaylo Shkyndya, Pastor St. George Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church, Aliquippa Reverend Father Michael Polosky, Pastor Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Aliquippa The Honorable Dwan...
  • Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns: Western Politicians and Media Mislead World on Middle East

    08/02/2016 1:03:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | August 1, 2016 | VICTOR GAETAN
    ROME — Imagine a five-star general, under assault, with no weapons of defense — except faith. Think of an Old Testament prophet living today, describing the evil destroying his community — but few listen. That general or prophet is the fierce and noble leader of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, age 71, whose Church comprises some 200,000 souls worldwide. snip According to the patriarch, fundamental errors in Syria came from Western politicians insisting that democracy can be exported, when it can’t; from Western media describing an “Arab Spring” style opposition movement and the existence...
  • The Popes Dangerous Reaction to Islamic Extremism

    08/02/2016 6:08:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 1, 2016 | ADAM NETTINA
    Francis trivializes the problem of radical Islam by ignoring the need to develop a concerted response to terrorist actsPope Francis, never one to shy away from giving the media soundbites, has doubled down on a history of controversial comments on hot-button issues.But unlike the “Who am I to judge?” fallout, the pope’s latest comments, this time about the nature of the current wave of religious terrorism, leave much less room for interpretation and contextual misunderstanding.Unfortunately for Europeans and Americans looking to the Holy See for guidance, the comments only serve to trivialize one of the West’s most persistent threats, and...
  • ISIS details 'Why We Hate You' in new magazine (calls Khan's son an apostate)

    08/02/2016 6:05:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2016
    In the new edition of its full-color, glossy magazine, ISIS mocks those who claim Islam is a peaceful religion, and even wades into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and the parents of a dead Muslim U.S. soldier. The 15th issue of Dabiq, published on July 31, is titled Break The Cross and appears to be primarily directed at those that ISIS considers its enemies, particularly Christians. One section is devoted to the words and actions of Pope Francis and is headlined In The Words Of Our Enemies. An editorial titled Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You...
  • The Coming Election Fraud

    08/01/2016 8:58:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2016 | Michael N. Mattia
    Now that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Democrats’ candidate for President of the United States, prepare for the most fraudulent, corrupt and dishonest if not outright criminal election process in the history of this country. That has to be the takeaway from all the recent revelations regarding the Clintons and the DNC coronation of Clinton. Significantly aiding this criminality are Obama and the Democratic Party itself. Obama has co-opted every federal agency tasked with providing honest oversight of the election process.  From the Federal Election Commission to the FBI and ultimately the Justice Department itself, the Clintons and the...
  • Does the First Amendment Protect Warrior Religions?

    08/01/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 1, 2016 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    After every Islamic terrorist attack, whether in Europe or the U.S., people ask what can be done to prevent it from happening again. But when the obvious solutions are proposed, they are invariably met with the objection that you cant do that, or thats unconstitutional, or words to that effect.Some of the obvious solutions are to close radical mosques and radical Islamic schools, to monitor suspected mosques, to deport radical imams, and, of course, to restrict Muslim immigration or ban it altogether. If you dare to say such things, however, it quickly becomes apparent thatfor many, at leastonly politically...
  • 10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump and why we certainly will

    08/01/2016 4:31:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | January 31, 2016 | Steve Ray
    I know this will cause a lot of heavy breathing and stomping of feet but I think Colleen McCrum of Christendom College has written a worthy piece and made good arguments. These should be seriously considered because a lot is at stake. I could brush it all off and say, “I am almost 62 years old and in a decade or two will be with the Lord so I really don’t care that much.” But, I have four kids and twelve grandkids so I DO care and will vote to prove it.I could also say, “I am too principled to...
  • An After School Satan's Club Could Be Coming to your kid's Elementary School

    07/31/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    msn ^ | January 31, 2016 | Katherine Stewart
    SALEM, Mass. —It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval.On Monday, the group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to...
  • The Doctrine of the Twelve Apostles: the Didach

    07/30/2016 4:23:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Aletelial ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    The Didaché, a brief, anonymous Christian treatise, was written between the years 65 and 80 (according to most scholars) and held in the highest esteem by the early Church Fathers.It is considered that the Didaché, also known as “the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,” or simply “The Teaching” (“Didaché” means “teaching” in Greek), is a letter that belongs to the very first Christian corpus of literary production. It is considered the first and oldest written catechism, and as such has been respected and preserved to this day. Both the author and the place where the Didaché was written remain unknown. The original...
  • The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa (+ report from fellow freeper)

    07/29/2016 2:01:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ann Schneible
    Czestochowa, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 04:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Those who embrace their own littleness become the spokespersons of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human, the pontiff said in his homily. But to give oneself to others, eliminating distances, dwelling in littleness and living the reality of ones everyday life:...
  • The Agony and Ecstasy: How Was Scripture Inspired?

    07/29/2016 1:45:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 27, 2016 | STEPHEN BEALE
    Ezekiel had his fantastic vision of fire, wind, and four living creatures. John ate a sweet-and-sour scroll out of the hand of a giant angle. Isaiah had his lips scorched by a burning coal from the heavenly altar. Paul was in a catatonic state for three days. Then theres the agonized lament of Jeremiah:You seduced me, Lord, and I let myself be seduced; you were too strong for me, and you prevailed. All day long I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage I proclaim; The word of...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Releases Video Likening Hillary Clinton to Eva Peron Ahead of DNC Acceptance Speech

    07/28/2016 4:40:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 27, 2016 | Paul Bond
    The clip coincides with the launch of a new website where D'Souza answers critics who claim his movie distorts facts. Hours before Hillary Clinton is set to accept the Democratic nomination for president, Dinesh D’Souza has released a scene from his documentary film, Hillary’s America, that compares the former secretary of state to Eva Peron, the Argentine politician famously accused of money laundering in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Evita.The release of the scene coincides with D’Souza launching a website that he says debunks criticisms of Hillary’s America by offering evidence that what he says about her and her party...
  • Sandwiched between two forms of dhimmitude: Koran or Agenda-driven

    07/28/2016 4:01:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 27, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Fr. Jacques Hamel (+2016) At the online site of the excellent Regina magazine there is a good piece about the rock and the hard place, the Scylla and Charybdis, the fire and the frying pan, the deep blue sea and the devil, betwixt which we find ourselves. A Catholic Caught Between Jihad and the AgendaISIS has made its intentions clear: “the Christian community… “will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam. We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women….”It happened yesterday, but it could have been the 700’s. Yesterday, Pere Jacques Hamel,...
  • Dr. Gorka: Terrorists Strike Every 83 Hours While Obama, Hillary Insist Everything Is Fine Here

    07/28/2016 2:43:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27, 2016 | John Hayward
    Gorka offered a “shout-out” to investigative journalist Patrick Poole for tallying up the carnage: “In the last two months, outside of Iraq and Syria — so outside of the war zone — there’s been a jihadi attack every 83 hours.”On top of President Obama’s claim that, contrary to those grim statistics, the Western world is safer than it’s ever been because of his policies, Gorka noted the even more absurd and offensive statement by Secretary of State John Kerry that “air conditioners are as dangerous as ISIS.”“There’s a petition that already has 2,000 signatures that the State Department should get...
  • Priest tells pro-abort Catholic Tim Kaine: Dont show up in my communion line.

    07/27/2016 3:29:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | July 26, 2016 | JOHN WHITE
    Another election, another pro-abortion “Catholic” on the democrat ticket. Hillary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential pick, making this the fourth consecutive election to see a Catholic nominated to one of the top two spots by the democrats.  Of course, like almost every other democrat who claims to be Catholic and aspires to any political office higher than deputy street cleaner, Kaine has removed his soul, slapped a “personally opposed” label on it, and sold it outright to Satan. Oh, that crosses the line does it?  How dare I judge someone’s soul? You know...
  • ISIS knifemen 'forced French priest to kneel and filmed themselves slitting his throat

    07/26/2016 10:41:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 26, 2016
    The ISIS terrorists who carried out the France church attack forced a parish priest to kneel before filming themselves slitting his throat, it has emerged. Father Jacques Hamel, 86, was made to get to his knees before he was brutally butchered at the church in Normandy today, says a nun who escaped the attack. His two murderers captured the slaying on a mobile phone, according to Sister Danielle, who was one of several worshippers taken hostage during morning mass. They then performed a 'sermon' around the altar in Arabic - as armed cops rushed to the scene and terrified...
  • DNC Convention 2016: Soviet Flags, Palestinian Flag BUT NO US FLAGS

    07/26/2016 8:59:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26, 2016
    DNC Convention 2016: Soviet Flags, Palestinian Flag – BUT NO US FLAGS Jim Hoft Jul 26th, 2016 8:28 am Leave a Comment The Democrat Convention kicked off Monday in Philadelphia.The far left Bernie supporters marched with Soviet flags down the street.Democrats waved the Palestinian flag from inside the Wells Fargo Convention Center. Didn't see any Palestinian flags at the #RNC. @TheDemocrats aren't hiding anything anymore. #DNCinPHL pic.twitter.com/Oo2fEuBQVo— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 26, 2016 But NO US FLAGS were visible from inside the convention hall.Of course, you couldn’t move inside the RNC without seeing an American flag.
  • Priest murdered, hostages taken during Mass at French church

    07/26/2016 5:35:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016
    PARIS –  Two attackers reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" before slitting the throat of an 84-year-old priest and critically injuring at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.The terrorists, who French President Francois Hollande said had pledged their allegiance to ISIS, were later shot and killed by police."[ISIS] has declared war on us," Hollande said Tuesday. "We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law -- what makes us a democracy." The priest, identified by Sky News as Jacques Hamel, was dead...
  • My mother was advised to abort me, says Cardinal Burke in new book

    07/25/2016 3:45:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 25, 2016
    The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics' minds about defending human life publicly Cardinal Raymond Burke has revealed thathis mother was advised toabort him.In a new book-length interview with the French journalist Guillaume dAlanon, Cardinal Burke says that when his mother was pregnant with him, she became seriously ill and a doctor advised her to have an abortion.According to Cardinal Burke, the doctor said: You already have five children, it is important for you to be in good health so as to take care of them.My parents refused, says the cardinal, who is now chaplain...
  • Benedictine hermit produces gourmet vinegar used in NYC restaurants

    07/25/2016 2:26:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 25, 2016 | John Burger
    What’s that old saying? You can attract more with honey than with vinegar? Brother Victor Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette proves it wrong.That long French name might ring a bell with readers who are familiar with a number of spiritually-themed cookbooks that were published in recent years, Twelve Months of Monastery Soups and The Monastery Garden Cookbook among them.But to locals in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York, Brother Victor Antoine’s name conjures up images of an essential ingredient. Turns out this hermit monk has what aficionados call a “mother,” with a lineage going back four decades.“The term refers to the...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: The secret history of the Democratic Party

    07/24/2016 3:43:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Editor's note: The following column is excerpted from D'Souza's book, "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" (Regnery Publishing, July 18, 2016). Contrary to what we learn from progressives in education and media, the history of the Democratic Party well into the twentieth century is virtually uninterrupted history of thievery, corruption and bigotry. American history is the story of Democratic malefactors and Republican heroes. Yes, its true.I begin with Andrew Jackson. He, not Thomas Jefferson or FDR,is the true founder of the modern Democratic Party. Progressives today are divided about Jackson. Some, like historian Sean Wilentz, admire him,...