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  • Cardinal McCarrick: Everybody Knew

    06/22/2018 11:18:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 06-20-2018 | Rod Dreher
    Remember how, after Harvey Weinstein was busted as a serial sexual abuser, it emerged that a whole lot of people knew this about Weinstein, but never said anything about it? The same thing is true about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was outed today (by the Catholic Church) as having sexually abused a minor years ago. I had never heard that McCarrick abused minors, but I heard from many sources that he would go after seminarians. He had a habit of inviting them to his beach house, and always inviting one more young man than there was bed space for. The...
  • True Freedom, As Articulated in the Story of an Ancient Philosopher

    06/22/2018 8:10:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    True Freedom, As Articulated in the Story of an Ancient Philosopher Msgr. Charles Pope • June 21, 2018 • credit: Xufanc, Wikimedia CommonsThere is an old story that speaks to the true source of freedom:The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for his supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who said, “If you would learn to be more subservient to the king, you would not have to live on lentils.” Diogenes replied, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to cultivate the king.”We often think that money, power, and access give us freedom;...
  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/21/2018 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 18, 2018
    Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the convent. Yes, thats American football. (She was a fullback.) Nowadays, the only football Yoches is playing is the annual two-hand touch game she organizes with the 38 T.O.R. sisters she lives with in Toronto, Ohio. Although she was raised...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-18, OM,Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2018 9:18:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2018 Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah,saw that her son was dead,she began to kill off the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah,took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse,from the bedroom where the princes were about to be slain.She concealed him from Athaliah, and so he did not die.For six years he remained hidden in the temple of the LORD,while Athaliah ruled the land. But in the seventh year,Jehoiada summoned the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paulinus, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    06/21/2018 9:16:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double WHILE WE WERE CELEBRATING the Infancy of our divine Lord, Felix of Nola rejoiced our hearts with the sight of his sanctity at once so triumphant and yet so humble, revealing under gentlest aspects the potency of our Emmanuel. Illumined by the glow of Pentecostal fires, Paulinus now comes before us, from that very same town of Nola, by his glory doing honor to him of whom he was the happy conquest. For indeed the sublime path whereby he was at length to gain the heavenly mountain tops, was not at the first opened before him; and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Alban, Proto-Martyr of England (Gueranger)

    06/21/2018 9:16:54 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red   LET THE HEAVENS REJOICE, let the Island of Saints exult, and let all the universe shout with her a song of victory: for now indeed earth has been everywhere empurpled with the blood of testimony. Alban, Proto-Martyr of fruitful Britain, seals today the conquest of the far West. Already, doubtless, even from the earliest days, Albion had yielded abundant flowers beneath the foot steps of the Spouse, whose giant stride had reached even unto her. Later on, Eleutherius and Lucius had added the fresh charm of other plants to this new garden, wherein far away from sterile...
  • Bishop suggests excommunication for Catholics implementing border enforcement

    06/21/2018 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 87 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...
  • Prayer request for my Father and Family

    06/21/2018 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Eagles6 · 48 replies
    Self | 06/21/2018 | Eagles6
    Asking for prayers for my Dad. Fell and broke his hip on Tues. Had surgery to bolt it back together yesterday. Dad was a Master Sgt in the US Army and was medically discharged after being wounded in an explosion in the Phillipines in 1946 during the Huk Rebellion. More
  • Iraqi Sister Who Fled Islamic State is Denied Entry to Britain for the Second Time

    06/21/2018 5:56:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/21/18 | Staff Reporter
    Dominican Sister Ban Madleen was applying to visit her familyAn Iraqi Sister who was forced to flee Islamic State in 2014 has been denied entry to Britain for a second time. Sister Ban Madleen previously applied for a UK visa to visit her sick sister but was refused permission in March. A second application for a month-long trip to see her sister and sisters family was denied earlier this month. A letter from the UK Visas and Immigration division of the Home Office said she had not satisfied immigration rules in essence, not proving she had sufficient funds and...
  • Pope Calls for Christian Unity in Protestant Heartland of Geneva

    06/21/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/21/18 | Carol Glatz
    A 'worldly mindset' caused divisions in Christianity, the Pope saidNot only God, but todays broken, divided world is begging for unity among Christians, Pope Francis said on an ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva. Our differences must not be excuses, he said, because as Christs disciples, Christians can still pray together, evangelize and serve others. On his 23rd apostolic journey abroad on June 21, the Pope spent several hours with Christian leaders at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches, a fellowship of 350 ecclesial communities, including many Orthodox churches. The Pope came to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the...
  • Men Without Faith Reign [Over] The Church - Bishop Athanasius Schneider

    06/21/2018 5:49:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 6/20/17
    Men without faith have made it into the highest offices of the Church, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider. Schneider spoke to Gloria.tv after having celebrated a Pontifical High Mass in the old-rite Cistercian Abbey of Vy Brod, Czech Republic (June 10). According to him there are members of Church hierarchy who promote relativism, Protestantism and "another Church". They use their power to oppress the faithful, to forbid the Old Latin Mass. The bishop noticed that this group dislikes the Catechism and because the unity in the Faith has been lost, the bishops are divided and this division is visible in...
  • Critics of World Meeting of Families Plan Parallel Conference in Dublin

    06/21/2018 5:45:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/18/18 | Kathy Schiffer
    Alternative Conference Will Run Concurrently, Defend Church's Teaching on Sexuality Two months before the Vatican-backed World Meeting of Families convenes in Dublin this August, an Irish organization has announced an alternative conference on families which will be held at the same time in nearby Ballsbridge. The two-day alternative conference, titled the Conference of Catholic Families, is sponsored by the Lumen Fidei Institute. The alternate conference will feature noted Catholic speakers including Kazakhstani Bishop Athanasius Schneider; Fr. Thomas Weinandy, a member of the Vatican's International Theological Commission; Dr. Robert Royal, founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute; and Dr....
  • On Hypocrisy and its Cure

    06/21/2018 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Popeo
    On Hypocrisy and its Cure Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2018 • In the Gospel for Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year, Jesus gives an extended teaching on hypocrisy (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18).Today we tend reduce the idea of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is that a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another, one who is two-faced or phony. While Jesus’ teaching does not exclude this definition, it is far richer.The biblical word Jesus used to refer to hypocrites is ὑποκριταί (hypokritai), which literally means “stage actors.” On one level it is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-18, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2018 9:22:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2018 Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Reading 1 Sir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord's word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to yours?You brought a dead man back to lifefrom the nether world, by the will of the LORD.You sent kings down to destruction,and easily broke their power into pieces.You brought down nobles, from their beds of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Confessor (Gueranger)

    06/20/2018 9:02:22 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double “OH! HOW EXCEEDING GREAT is the glory of Aloysius, Son of Ignatius! Never could I have believed it, had not my Jesus shown it to me. Never could I have believed that such glory as that, was to be seen in heaven!” Thus cries out Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, whose memory we were celebrating a month ago: she is speaking in ecstasy. From the heights of Carmel, whence her ken may reach beyond the heavens, she reveals to earth the splendor wherewith the youthful hero of this day shines amidst the celestial phalanxes. Yet short was...
  • Kontum Bishop Emeritus Slams Cybersecurity Law as...Catholics Take to Streets [Vietnam]

    06/20/2018 6:34:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 6/18/18 | JB an Dang
    Mgr Michael Hoàng Đức Oanh tells President Trần Đại Quang to respect the popular will in the name of social harmony. People carry Vatican flags and banners saying "No leasing land to Chinese communists for even one day” and “Cybersecurity law kills freedom”. Last week’s demonstrations ended with thousands of arrests across the country. Now the government threatens even greater repression.Hanoi (AsiaNews) – Mgr Michael Hoàng Đức Oanh, bishop emeritus of Kontum, slammed President Trần Đại Quang for approving new restrictions on Internet use. The prelate calls on the authorities to respect the will of the people and the rights...
  • Questions on Sexuality Loom Large Ahead of Youth Synod

    06/20/2018 6:28:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/19/18 | Elise Harris
    The working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops conferences.VATICAN CITY According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen. The instrumentum laboris (in Italian) for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith...
  • Cardinal Brandmller Questions Francis Claim Not to Have Received the Dubia Before Publication

    06/20/2018 6:25:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/20/18 | Maike Hickson
    Today, on 20 June, Reuters published a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the interview is making headlines because of the Popes criticism of President Donald Trumps immigration policy, it also contains another controversial assertion: the pope surprisingly now claims that he only heard about the Dubia (concerning his document Amoris Laetitia) from the newspapers a claim that Dubia cardinal Walter Brandmller has now questioned in comments to OnePeterFive. From the text of the interview: The pope also commented on internal criticism of his papacy by conservatives, led by American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.In 2016, Burke and three other...
  • 1968 - A Year When Many in the Church Drank the Poison of the World

    06/20/2018 9:18:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    1968 - A Year When Many in the Church Drank the Poison of the World Msgr. Charles Pope • June 19, 2018 • Corner of 7th & N Street NW, Washington D.C., April 8, 1968There was something awful about the year 1968. Fifty years later we are still reeling from its effects. Perhaps we do well to ponder the deep wounds that still fester today.I was a young lad at the time, and almost everything I saw on the television news terrified me. Harrowing nightly reports from Vietnam (where my father was stationed) detailed that day’s casualties; I always...
  • Church: Cardinal McCarrick Is A Molester

    06/20/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 06-20-2018 | Rod Dreher
    This has been a very long time coming: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry after a credible allegation he abused a teen 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York Archdiocese. More:Innocence? I believe McCarrick is lying, and that he knows he is lying. I have been waiting for this story to break since 2002.Back then, I received a tip from a priest who had gone on his own dime to Rome, along with a group of prominent US Catholic laymen, to meet with an official for the...