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  • Nuns Stole $500k And Spent It On Gambling And Vacations

    12/09/2018 9:12:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/8/2018 | Brendan Cole
    Two nuns in California allegedly stole more than $500,000 from the school they had been at for years, which they spent in casinos and on vacations. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang had been embezzling funds from St. James Catholic School in Torrence for at least a decade, the Press-Telegram reported. But officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents and alumni of the school that auditors have not been able to trace all of the money trail. Kreuper had retired as the school's principal earlier this year and she dealt with the school...
  • Guam Catholic Church to file bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

    11/12/2018 10:31:07 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 7, 2018 | CALEB JONES and GRACE GARCES BORDALLO
    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s Catholic Church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced Wednesday that mediation efforts that began in September led the church to bankruptcy.
  • Human Remains Found in Vatican Property, Investigation Launched

    10/31/2018 7:11:30 AM PDT · by LoicW · 15 replies
    NN ^ | 10/31/18 | Jay Greenberg
    With the Catholic Church already waist deep in scandal, liberal Pope Francis is now faced with an even longer list of questions to avoid answering, after human remains have been discovered on a property belonging to the Vatican. Late on Tuesday night, fragments of human bones were discovered during the remodeling of a building attached to the Vatican’s embassy in Rome, Italy. Speculation has been mounting that the remains may belong to a 15-year-old girl who went missing in 1983 in a case that, campaigners believe, was covered up when Catholic Church officials were suspected in connection with her disappearance.
  • Bombshell: Boston Parish Promotes Transgender “Rights” and Men Accessing Women’s Bathrooms

    10/30/2018 6:53:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Just when we thought we’d seen it all, a Boston Archdiocesan parish led by a “gay-friendly’ pastor has done something worse than we could have imagined. The “gay-friendly” pastor at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Chestnut Hill — welcomed by Cardinal O’Malley to the parish in 2016 despite his published history of leading a “gay-friendly” parish in New York City — has a full-page propaganda letter in their parish bulletin touting the parish administrator’s story as a transgender person and urging parishioners to vote “Yes” on the upcoming “Bathroom Bill” ballot question. A “Yes” means the existing law stands that...
  • Protestant leaders to Cardinal Cupich: Condemn priest who burned rainbow flag (Chicago)

    09/25/2018 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned more than 175 members of the Protestant faith and clerical community have sent a letter to Cardinal Blase Cupich Tuesday morning asking the diocese to more strongly reject the recent burning of the LGTBQ-friendly flag by an Avondale priest. The rainbow-colored flag which featured a cross was ceremoniously lit on fire behind the Resurrection Catholic Church by Rev. Paul Kalchik earlier this month in what the priest dubbed an “exorcism.” “We write to request a full investigation of these actions and for full transparency from the diocese concerning Father Kalchik” and his future with the church, the...
  • Chicago priest defies Cardinal Cupich, burns rainbow flag as an act of ‘exorcism’

    September 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Chicago priest and his parishioners have burned a rainbow flag that was once displayed at the parish, in an act that the priest has called an “exorcism,” in apparent defiance of the Archdiocese of Chicago, led by pro-LGBT Cardinal Blase Cupich.
  • Diabolus Fecit, Ut Id Facerem — Pope to Beatify Flip Wilson? )Satire!)

    09/13/2018 9:59:43 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 6 replies
    Very Ersatz News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Very Ersatz News
    VEN (ROME) — In what many Catholic Faithful are calling a shocking development, the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported Wednesday that Pope Francis — besieged by the yet another inconvenient world-wide pedophile priest scandal involving Cardinals and Bishops and thousands of victims — is planning to beatify Clerow “Flip” Wilson in the first step towards what is expected to be the late comedian’s eventual canonization.
  • THE REST OF THE STORY: SacBee Puff Piece On Bishop Jaime Soto

    09/12/2018 12:27:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/18 | Katy Grimes
    Without any real leadership, it is now up to the good and holy priests and bishops, and the laity to demand a cleansing of the Catholic Church, all the way up to the top. A good place to start is with Bishop Jaime Soto A deceptive piece of puff journalism designed to take some of the heat off Sacramento Catholic Diocese Bishop Jaime Soto ran Sunday, written by Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton. I’ve been told the Sacramento Catholic Diocese has hired an outside public relations firm—which would explain the Diocesan Sacto Bee propaganda piece. “Since he became the bishop...
  • New York and New Jersey Launch Investigations of Sex Abuse in Catholic Church

    09/08/2018 11:00:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/18 | Joshua Gill
    New York and New Jersey have launched new probes into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in light of Pennsylvania’s recent grand jury report. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, moved by the Pennsylvania report on child sexual abuse, subpoenaed all eight dioceses in the state for information and documents regarding any allegations of sexual abuse, payments to alleged victims, and church investigation findings. Gurbir Grewal, the attorney general of New Jersey, meanwhile, announced the formation of a special task force assigned to investigate the way seven dioceses have handled sexual abuse allegations. (RELATED: Main Org For Catholic Business Owners...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. John Lankeit's Homily September 2, 2018

    09/02/2018 11:08:58 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 2 replies
    Fr. Lankeit minces no words in his condemnation of Catholic prelates. The link should bring you to the homily but if not, go to 20:35 on the video.
  • $2.3 Million Reasons Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Is Tone Deaf

    08/29/2018 11:35:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/18 | Katy Grimes
    Far too many of the leadership of the Catholic Church appear to be as tone deaf as career politicians and lifelong bureaucrats. As for Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, he appears to have lost his way on many issues If there isn’t enough anger already directed at abusive Catholic Priests and Bishops over the sexual abuse and cover-up scandals, yet another high ranking elitist Bishop has inflamed the already brittle Catholic laity by choosing to retire to a multi-million dollar home, instead of unpretentious rectory housing as his more humble brethren choose. If that is not scandalous enough, the San Jose...
  • Bad Guys Sometimes Wear White

    08/28/2018 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/18 | Judi McLeod
    Though Pope Francis should be asked to resign, he'll never step down, Archbishop Viganò ‘Bad guys’ are not just in the movies, but are the ones getting away with atrocities of the most incredible kind in real life. Sometimes they even wear white. Standing for the truth usually gets you nailed as a “whistleblower” and often gets you thrown into the lion’s den by those living the lie. In my books, Pope Francis became the the quintessential bad guy because his words make him a veritable lightning rod for bigots to heap hatred on Christ’s Church.
  • Fr. John Lankeit's Homily on Sodomite Predator Priests [Catholic Caucus]

    The Catholic Mass for August 26, 2018 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Ruth Institute on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

    08/22/2018 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | August 11, 2018 | Father Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
    Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., Research Associate of the Ruth Institute, Answers Questions on The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal Is the current Catholic sex abuse scandal related to homosexuality?Yes. The current scandal includes mostly revelations about male on male sexual abuse of seminarians, where the victims are adults. These kinds of cases were not even considered in the responses to the 2002 scandal, which was about the criminal abuse of minors.Was the 2002 scandal also related to homosexuality?The US Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned two reports, one in 2004 and in 2011, by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to...
  • Does the Catholic Church Have a Homosexual Problem?

    08/22/2018 9:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/22/2018 | Michael Brown
    Due to the sensitive nature of this article, it's important that I make some preliminary statements. There will be enough controversy if my words are rightly understood, let alone misunderstood. First, I am not a Catholic basher. Second, I am not claiming that the Catholic Church has a monopoly on sexual scandals. Third, I believe the vast majority of homosexual men stand with me in denouncing pedophilia and "man-boy love." Fourth, as we focus on predatory priests, we must not forget their victims. Some of the abused have lost faith for life. Others bear their scars in different, significant ways....
  • Spot on! Fr. West, Enough is Enough

    08/21/2018 9:44:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    How sincere was Pope Francis in responding to the grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses? The cynical among us, of which there are many practicing Catholics, would say about as sincere as a wife-beating alcoholic husband who tells his wife after his last beating: “I’m sorry and will never do it again.”
  • Theologians, lay leaders call for mass resignations of US bishops.

    08/19/2018 3:25:30 PM PDT · by O6ret · 57 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Aug 17, 2018 | Heidi Schlumpf
    More than 140 theologians, educators and lay leaders have called for all U.S. bishops to submit their resignations to Pope Francis, much like Chile's 34 bishops did in May after revelations of sexual abuse and corruption, as a public act of penance and a "willing abdication of earthly status." "Today, we call on the Catholic Bishops of the United States to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation as a public act of repentance and lamentation before God and God's People," said a statement, posted in English and Spanish on the Daily Theology blog on Friday.
  • Cardinal Burke: ‘Very Grave Problem of Homosexual Culture in the Church

    08/17/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 884 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nolte
    Cardinal Raymond Burke has called for “open recognition” of the Catholic church’s homosexual culture in light of recent revelations of sexual abuse. “I believe that there needs to be an open recognition that we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church,” Burke said in an interview Thursday, “especially among the clergy and the hierarchy, that needs to be addressed honestly and efficaciously.” he former head of the church’s equivalent of the Supreme Court said it was already “clear after the studies following the 2002 sexual abuse crisis that most of the acts of abuse were...
  • [satire] Pope Says He Will Address Sex Abuse Scandal Once He’s Finished Talking About Climate Change

    08/16/2018 7:24:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8/16/2018
    VATICAN CITY—In his first public statement on the horrifying, devastating report on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Pope Francis stated he would address the controversy in detail once he’s done talking about climate change for a few more weeks. The head of the Roman Catholic Church claimed he is deeply concerned with the tragic report, but is “just too swamped” with work fighting climate change, criticizing capitalism, and advocating for other issues of social justice to talk about the repulsive report at the moment. “Rest assured, once I have exhausted my talking points on the need for government policies...
  • 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 · 6 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...