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  • 10,000 Sign Petition to Stop Fr James Martin Speaking at World Meeting of Families

    08/14/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/13/18 | Alex Defert
    Organisers say they will not change the line-upOver 10,000 people have signed a petition to withdraw an invitation to Fr James Martin from the World Meeting Of Families. The petition, started by the Irish branch of Tradition, Family, Property, opposes Fr Martin’s attendance on the grounds that he “supports trangenderism for children,” and “favours homosexuals kissing during the mass.” Included with the petition is a letter, sent to Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, criticising Fr Martin’s support for the pro-LGBT New Ways Ministry organisation. In particular, the letter denounces Fr Martin for having “publicly accepted an award from this group, delivered...
  • Missouri Bishop: Homosexuality at Root of Abuse Crisis

    08/14/2018 6:04:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/9/18 | Stephen Wynne
    Bp. Edward Rice backs article slamming gay infiltration of ChurchSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A southern Missouri bishop is signaling that homosexuality is at the root of the clerical sex abuse crisis. On Tuesday, Bp. Edward Rice of the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau published a column on his diocesan website affirming that the McCarrick scandal is but one component of a vastly larger crisis, and that the crisis springs from homosexuality. Titled "'Dear Troubled Catholics': Church needs spiritual renewal," the reflection began with Bp. Rice's direct observations. "I, along with all those who love the Church, am dismayed, disgusted, and numbed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-18, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2018 10:48:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Ez 2:8—3:4 The Lord GOD said to me:As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you. It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me,in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.It was covered with writing front and back,and written on it was: Lamentation and wailing and woe! He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you;eat...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vigil of the Assumption (Gueranger)

    08/13/2018 9:01:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet   WHAT IS THIS AURORA before which the brightest constellations pale? Laurence, who has been shining in the August heavens as an incomparable star, is well nigh eclipsed, and becomes but the humble satellite of the Queen of Saints, whose triumph is preparing beyond the clouds. Mary stayed on earth after her Son’s Ascension, in order to give birth to his Church; but she could not remain forever in exile. Yet she was not to take her flight to heaven until this new fruit of her maternity had acquired the growth and strength which it belongs to a...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, 08-13-18

    08/13/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 08-13-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Photo of Il Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata | photo by Giovanni Novara Saints Pontian and Hippolytus Saint of the Day for August 13 (d. 235)  Saints Pontian and Hippolytus’ Story Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18. They died reconciled.Pontian. Pontian was a Roman who served as pope from 230 to 235. During his reign he held a synod in Alexandria which confirmed the excommunication of the great theologian Origen. Pontian was...
  • 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 · 8 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 Justice and Mercy are Alike with God

    08/13/2018 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Justice and Mercy are Alike with God Msgr. Charles Pope • August 12, 2018 • Many people today set mercy and justice in opposition to each other, but where is mercy if justice is absent? Could the victims of genocide really be said to experience mercy if their unrepentant killers were ushered past them into the Kingdom of Heaven? Could Heaven even be Heaven if unrepentant sinners dwelled there? At some point, mercy demands that justice rightly separate what is stubbornly evil from what is good. For now, there is a time of mercy and access to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Hippolytus and Cassian, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/13/2018 4:31:36 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple NOT FAR FROM THE SEPULCHER of St. Laurence, on the opposite side of the Tiburtian Way, lies the tomb of St. Hippolytus, one of the sanctuaries most dear to the Christians in the days of triumph. Prudentius has described the magnificence of the crypt, and the immense concourse attracted to it each year on the Ides of August. Who was this Saint? Of what rank and manner of life? What facts of his history are there to be told, beyond that of his having given his blood for Christ? All these questions have in modern times become...
  • [Catholic Caucus] THE LETTER: Sign. Seal. Deliver TWO copies.

    08/13/2018 3:48:37 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 13, 2018
    What can the laity do about the evil that has swamped the holy priesthood? A number of things actually. First, prayer — absolutely, no doubt about it. A couple of days from now on the feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother, a reminder first that ultimate victory belongs to Almighty God and His Holy Church, however small it may be at His Second Coming, a 54-day Rosary novena begins, initiated by the Holy League. There is much wrong in the country and certainly much more wrong in the Church these days, and faithful Catholics should be pleading for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-18, OM,Sts. Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest,Martyrs

    08/12/2018 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2018 Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c On the fifth day of the fourth month of the fifth year,that is, of King Jehoiachin's exile,The word of the LORD came to the priest Ezekiel,the son of Buzi,in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar.—There the hand of the LORD came upon me. As I looked, a stormwind came from the North,a huge cloud with flashing fire enveloped in brightness,from the midst of which (the midst of the fire)something gleamed like electrum.Within it were figures resembling four living creaturesthat looked...
  • [Cath Cauc] A NACIÓN Editorial: Pope Promotes a Political-Ideological Beatification

    08/12/2018 8:38:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 13, 2018 | New Catholic
    Satanelli Beatification - LA NACIÓN Editorial: Pope Promotes a Political-Ideological Beatification There were many radical bishops in the wild years following the Second Vatican Council. But Enrique Angelelli, bishop of La Rioja, Argentina, was probably the most radical. He was a Communist in all but name and stridently supported the terrorist organization "Montoneros", the leftist terrorist branch of the Peronist movement. It can be undoubtedly said that the horrid military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 until the Falklands War was brought about as a brutal overreaction to the terrorist attacks coordinated by Montoneros in favor of a Socialist-Peronist revolution....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Patron “Saint” of the Catholic Homo-clerical Crisis

    08/12/2018 7:46:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | April 10, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In preparation for that glorious day in October when the Conciliar Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Revolution will be bestowed upon Pope Paul the Pathetic, the Vatican PR machine recently spit out a puff piece extolling his… ahem… heroic virtues. The Roman spin masters are obviously attempting to gin up excitement for the event among the undernourished masses, but in so doing they inadvertently managed to provide the faithful (those with a handful of Catholic brain cells left, that is) with precisely the reason why Montini is deserving of nothing short of the severest condemnation.The headline to the...
  • How The Ancient Catholic Church Dealt With Priest Sex Offenders

    08/12/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On Cardinal Sodano and the meaning of ‘accountability’

    08/12/2018 6:16:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | August 12, 2018 | John L. Allen Jr.
    On Cardinal Sodano and the meaning of ‘accountability’ In News AnalysisJohn L. Allen Jr.Aug 12, 2018 EDITORPope Francis, left, greets Cardinal Angelo Sodano at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP.)Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano may not be guilty of a crime or a cover-up on the Church's abuse scandals, but his record has raised questions about whether the system is serious about "zero tolerance." News Analysis ROME - In the mounting conversation about accountability amid the Church’s sexual abuse scandals, one question that often doesn’t get as much attention as it should is what, exactly,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Two Gay Catholic Tribes Go To (Cold) War

    08/12/2018 5:53:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 7, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    ‘You wouldn’t want to fill a seminary with people who’ve had all kinds of sexual experiences in the past, and unless you were very, very sure that they could be chaste’ said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to USA Today in 2002. Gay hypocrite was secretly a molester of seminarians (PBS News Hour screenshot) .post-content > ul:nth-child(6) {float: right; border: solid 1px #1b3346; width: 200px; padding: 15px; font: normal 80% sans-serif; color: #1b3346; margin-left: 8px;} .post-content > ul:nth-child(6)::before { content: "Related Articles"; font: bold 16pt sans-serif; } .post-content > ul:nth-child(6) li{ margin:0px 0px 0px 6px } N., an exceptionally well-informed lay...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, 08-12-18

    08/12/2018 4:36:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 08-12-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass window in Église Saint-Honoré-d’Eylau, Paris | photo by Mbzt’s Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Saint of the Day for August 12 (January 28, 1572 – December 13, 1641)  Saint Jane Frances de Chantal’s Story Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament. At 21, she married Baron de Chantal, by whom...
  • Cath Cauc: Vatican to ‘Reform’ Contemplative Orders, Enforce “Fidelity” to Aims of Revolution

    08/12/2018 4:34:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 11, 2018 | HIlary White
    Cor Orans Revisited...Read Hilary's Cor orans, Part I HERE.[Editor’s Note: “Cor Orans” (“Praying Heart”) is the title of an April 1, 2018 document that implements instructions on how to apply Pope Francis’ 2016 Apostolic Constitution – “Vultum Dei Quaerere” (“Seek the Face of God”) addressed to Catholic women religious in contemplative communities. MJM]One of the abiding characteristics of documents coming from the current administration in the Vatican is the aspect of “bait and switch,” the clever couching of completely opposite intentions in pious Catholic language. Many of the critics-of-the-critics of Amoris Laetitia pointed to the “good” passages of that document...
  • Brothers and Blades. The Risky Ecumenism of Pope Francis. With a Postscript

    08/12/2018 4:26:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | August 12, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    On the ecumenical terrain as well, Pope Francis is breaking new ground.No pope before him would have put a Protestant at the head of “L'Osservatore Romano.” And he did it, appointing as the director of the Argentine edition of the Holy See’s official newspaper the Presbyterian Marcelo Figueroa, his longtime friend.No pope had ever been able to arrange a meeting with the Orthodox patriarch of Moscow. And he succeeded, with an appointment at the airport of Havana.In the dialogue with non-Catholic Christians, Jorge Mario Bergoglio doesn’t overlook anyone at all. He shows a friendly face to even the toughest interlocutors,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy

    08/12/2018 4:08:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | August 11, 2018 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy Posted on Saturday, August 11, AD 2018 by Donald R. McClarey In the wake of the McCarrick revelations many clerics have taken pen in hand to see if they can sucker, yet again, the Laity.  They write gravely of review panels, protecting minors and everything under the sun except the one fact that every sentient Catholic knows:  our clergy have been heavily infiltrated by the Lavender Mafia and that wretched group helped propel McCarrick to his cardinal’s cap and protected him from any revelation of his misdeeds by other knowing high ranking clerics, who...