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  • Perspective on the Pope

    10/25/2020 5:16:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 25, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    A new Pope Francis documentary, "Francesco," has certainly commanded some attention. Longtime pope followers like me know to take the hubbub with a grain of salt. The press attention to Francis' papacy has been so often guided by ideology. The progressive left, so to speak has held onto hope that he is their way to a church they are more comfortable with, one conformed to the values of the times rather than age-old tenets. That's not to absolve people on the right, of course, some of whom miss the best of Francis because of the politicized lens through which everything...
  • Before Barrett’s “People Of Praise” Democrats Attacked Knights Of Columbus

    09/29/2020 3:27:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | September 29, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    California Democrat Sen. and 2020 VP nominee on the “Harris-Biden” ticket Kamala Harris,, fresh from her epic character assassination attempt during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, seems to have been designated the lead in trying to derail the Supreme Court nomination of 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Harris’ partner in crime on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Maize Hirono of Hawaii, who plans to make her home visits by taxi after the Green New Deal kills airline travel, has said she will not meet with Barrett, lest her limited intellect be confused with the facts...
  • Auction held at home of late priest who lived like a prince

    09/24/2020 5:37:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Auction held at home of late priest who lived like a prince Aug 31, 2020 In this June 1, 2017 file photo, the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle appears in court for a preliminary hearing over embezzlement allegations at the 55th District Court in Mason, Mich. An auction is underway near Lansing at the mansion of Wehrle, a Catholic priest who was accused of embezzling millions of dollars before he died while awaiting trial. There are nearly 1,000 items for sale Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 including about 100 pieces of furniture from the six-bedroom home. WILLIAMSTON, MI — An auction was held...
  • No, Other Policies Don’t Morally Outweigh The Democrat Party’s Support For Murder

    09/15/2020 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 15, 2020 | Daniel Maria Klimek
    Father Martin's statements — even those covered under the guise of 'objectivity' — appear to be more faithful to a political agenda than to Catholic teaching. In several tweets pertaining to faithful voting for Catholics, the popular Jesuit priest and author Fr. James Martin, S.J., who offered prayers during the 2020 Democratic National Convention, presents a distorted view of Catholic moral teaching about voting while creating unnecessary confusion for the faithful.Among the most misleading impressions Martin promulgates is posting an out-of-context quote from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in which the former head of the CDF (and current pope emeritus) articulated: “When...
  • How Cultural Marxism Is Grinding Christianity Down

    09/13/2020 8:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American ^ | September 13, 2020 | John Eidson
    During a recent prayer session in support of Black Lives Matter, the pastor of St. Xavier Catholic Church in New York City instructed white congregants that they must renounce their white privilege to help "transform the church culture." Using the noble cause of racial equality as a fig leaf, Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent political organization whose Marxist ideology is anti-Christian — and anti-American — in the most profound meaning of those terms. In many churches across America, cultural Marxists in the pulpit are quietly supplanting traditional Christian values with those of the hammer and sickle. "Cultural...
  • Yes, Joe Biden Is a Catholic in Name Only. Lou Holtz was right. Biden accepts donations from Planned Parenthood to endorse abortion without restrictions from conception to birth and even after. He violates a basic tenet of Catholic doctrine and faith.

    09/04/2020 9:31:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | September 4, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    nd so is Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, and a bevy of other liberal Democrats who are “personally opposed’ to abortion” while giving lip service to a basic tenet of their alleged faith. To be sure you cannot judge what’s in someone’s heart and soul and you should not judge lest ye be also judged by the same standards. But it has also been said by someone with authority that by their fruits ye shall know and the fruits of the efforts of Joe Biden and others to preserve the “right” to an abortion and the funding of Planned Parenthood has...
  • Catholics for Biden Is a Theological Oxymoron

    09/04/2020 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 5, 2020 | Austin Ruse
    The Democrats Zoomed an entirely predictable political kabuki last night. Catholics for Biden, they called it, where the game was not to mention the unborn child. Only one of them did, the Nun from the Bus, Sister Simone Campbell, whose grinning and mugging for the camera was supposed to come off cute but achieved mostly a kind of weirdness. Campbell said we should care for the unborn by giving their moms proper nutrition and that care for the unborn was equally sacred to care for the Earth. Recall this is the same woman who told the Democratic National Convention last...
  • Yes, Joe Biden Is a Catholic in Name Only

    08/30/2020 5:44:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American ^ | August 30, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Yes, Joe Biden is Catholic in name only. So are Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, and a bevy of other liberal Democrats who are "personally opposed' to abortion" while paying lip service to a basic tenet of their alleged faith. To be sure, you cannot judge what's in someone's heart and soul, and you should not judge lest ye be also judged by the same standards. But it has also been said by someone with authority that by their fruits ye shall know, and the fruits of the efforts of Joe Biden and others to preserve the "right" to an abortion...
  • No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Not ‘The Future Of The Catholic Church’

    08/07/2020 9:16:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Prioritizing radical left 'rock-star' politicians over scripture and two millennia of tradition and teaching allows confusion and mischievous distortions of the truth to scatter and divide Christians. A galling op-ed in the National Catholic Reporter last week proclaimed that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Catholic Church.” If executive editor Heidi Schlumpf is correct that a pro-abortion socialist who insulted one of the most courageous and compassionate modern saints is the new poster child for Catholics, God help us.Our Lord entrusted the church to St. Peter and the apostles, and its teachings have been faithfully passed down...
  • Post Ridicules Priest For Refusing To Abandon His Flock In A Pandemic, Then Getting Coronavirus

    08/04/2020 9:24:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    While those who tend to our physical health, who work our grocery stores, who answer their call to duty are so often lauded as noble front-line workers, our country shames a priest working to save our souls. WASHINGTON, DC — Capitol Hill’s Monsignor Charles Pope has the coronavirus. To anyone lucky enough to know the archdiocese’s most charismatic Catholic, that won’t come as a surprise. Not because he has written and preached against Christians cowering in fear of death, as an equally unsurprising Washington Post article will have you believe, but because unlike the vast majority of us, from politics...
  • Tensions Grow Between a San Diego Church and the Neighborhood Around It

    07/28/2020 5:43:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    San Diego Tribune via MSN ^ | 7/26/20 | Andrea Lopez-Villafańa
    It started as an issue with parking on a Logan Heights block. Now tensions between a largely Latino neighborhood and a long-standing, Latin-only Catholic Church have spilled over into social media conflicts, threats and calls for police intervention, evidence of a disconnect between a church and its neighbors. Logan Heights is a predominantly residential single-family home neighborhood where Latino residents make up more than half the population. It's bordered by the Barrio Logan community and Interstate-15. About 74 percent of households there earn less than $60,000 a year, according to the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG. St. Anne...
  • Trump SCOTUS Win Protects Religious Liberty And Little Sisters Of The Poor

    07/11/2020 4:26:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July 11, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Reports of Trump’s SCOTUS picks failing to produce wins while Chief Justice John Roberts leads us straight to perdition by the chicken littles of the right apparently have been greatly exaggerated judging by the Supreme Court’s 7-2 supermajority decision upholding President Donald J. Trump’s executive order finally and totally freeing that group of charitable nuns known as the Little Sisters of the Poor from the atheistic deep state abortion and contraceptive mandate that came with ObamaCare. Not only is Trump’s conservative and originalist makeover of the federal judiciary proceeding apace, even at the highest level, but also it appears to...
  • Catholic Schools, Cut The ‘White Privilege’ Lectures And Teach About Marxism’s Evils

    07/06/2020 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Teach About Marxism’s Evils We cannot allow another generation to emerge from our schools so ignorant of communism's horrors that they see no problem in courting, dabbling with, or even passively accepting one of history’s most noxious ideologies.
 My child’s Catholic school sent home a letter to parents this week recommending “conversations about white privilege” to encourage “compassionate hearts and confident minds.” Regurgitating the radical-left bile that fuels the fires of resentment and division will not enrich students emotionally or intellectually. Instead, Catholic schools should teach students about the evils of Marxism.Marxist apostles are orchestrating the chaos and violence plaguing...
  • Court Rules Catholic Church Must Pay for Killing Babies in Abortion in Its Insurance Plan

    07/05/2020 3:47:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/2/20 | Micaiah Bilger
    A New York Catholic diocese lost another battle in court Thursday when a state appeals court upheld a ruling requiring that health insurance policies in the state cover abortions. The Times Union reports the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court’s Third Department ruled 5-0 against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The diocese is challenging a state regulation that requires health insurance companies to cover “medically necessary” abortions. The Catholic Church teaches that every human life is valuable, from conception to natural death, and abortions are are moral evil. Meanwhile, abortion industry leaders claim abortions are “health care,” thereby making...
  • President Trump is a Champion of the Catholic Faith

    06/14/2020 4:02:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | June 14, 2020 | Lou Holtz
    When I arrived on the campus of Notre Dame in 1986 to coach the football team, I had a sign placed in a stairwell leading onto the field that read, “Play Like a Champion Today.” 34 years later, I can’t help but think of how President Trump has been a champion for the Catholic community. As a lifelong Catholic, I’m compelled to speak out. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C. recently criticized President Donald Trump for visiting to the St. John Paul II National Shrine, claiming that the shrine should have “never been used as a place for a political...
  • If Only Our Christian Leaders Had The Fiery Devotion Of The Protesters

    06/12/2020 7:46:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Christian leaders who were quick to break social distancing guidelines to stand with Black Lives Matter protesters appear loathe to fight back against the ban on church services. American Christians saw something these past two weeks we’re not used to: People standing for their beliefs in the face of coronavirus.In cities and towns nationwide, millions crowded streets and parks, marching, singing and for some after dark, rioting. Many had been sheltered in place for nearly three months, carefully avoiding their neighbors, watching Netflix, wearing pajamas, and when outside, fleeing into busy streets for fear of unmasked joggers.But this — this...
  • Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith

    05/28/2020 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Bishops are keeping sacraments suspended indefinitely and allowing Washington churches to be treated differently than other establishments in terms of opening. Washington state Catholic leaders would rather stick it to the president than let him defend their right to celebrate Mass. Following President Donald TrumpÂ’s direction on Friday for states to allow houses of worship to reopened and to declare public worship as essential, Gov. Jay Inslee immediately thumbed his nose, and Washington bishops quickly follow suit.In a disappointing response, the bishops demonstrated that rather than stand up for their flock and acknowledge the presidentÂ’s commitment to religious freedom, they...
  • Reopening Ourselves to God

    05/23/2020 4:51:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 23, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    Do you remember when Pope John Paul II went back to his native Poland, about eight months into his pontificate? The Communist officials couldn't not let him in -- he was too beloved. As Pulitzer Prize winner Peggy Noonan, author of "John Paul the Great," has written, from the moment he eventually arrived behind the Iron Curtain, "the boundaries of the world began to shift." Despite the government's attempts to keep Poles from getting too emotionally invested in the visit, the people lined the streets to see him. During his first Mass in Warsaw, the crowd thundered, "We want God,"...
  • Thousands Of Churches Are About To Defy Lockdown Orders. It’s About Time

    05/22/2020 2:17:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 22, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Churchgoers across the country are reasserting their fundamental rights of conscience—rights that too many political leaders have forgotten or denied. On Friday, President Trump said churches and houses of worship are “essential” and called on governors nationwide to allow them to open this weekend. If they don’t, Trump said he would “override” governors, citing forthcoming guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In remarks Thursday, the president criticized some governors who have “deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential” but not churches. “It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”Trump is right,...
  • Rebooting Our Values After the Pandemic

    05/02/2020 6:42:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 2, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    We began the month of May with a necessary interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, about a sexual-assault allegation. The questioning, of course, came after an introduction that included the unholy litany of accusations against the current president of the United States. The Biden interview came a few days after a midnight tweet from the president ridiculing a number of media personalities in cruel ways, including the journalist interviewing Biden. And before that tweet was another from the president, announcing that he would be virtually attending Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral the next morning. During the Mass,...