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  • LGBT ‘Pride’ Masses Taking Over Multiple Catholic Dioceses in England

    11/05/2019 6:10:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/4/19 | Paul Smeaton
    ENGLAND, November 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic diocese of Salford in north-west England has become the latest of multiple Catholic dioceses around the United Kingdom to begin hosting “LGBT+ Masses.” In Salford, as in the other dioceses, the LGBT+ Masses enjoy the support of their respective local bishops. Advertisements for the Masses have become widely available in churches and on various official parish and diocesan websites. Many of these advertisements are emblazoned with the rainbow flag or popular Catholic images such as crosses or the Sacred Heart filled with the rainbow colours. Several of the groups involved in organizing...
  • Don't Lose Sight of What Really Counts

    11/02/2019 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November | Kathryn Lopez
    It was something like 12:30 in the morning on the first of November when I noticed the man across from me on a delayed flight from Florida to New York making the sign of the cross. He was a tough-looking fella, and while I was delighted to know I wasn't the only one praying in the turbulence, it also struck me as confirmation that this being tossed right and left and dipping and dropping in the air was not a good thing. We (obviously) survived, and the pilots made an amazingly smooth landing, considering the strong winds, but was it...
  • God and the Double BBQ Sandwich

    10/26/2019 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Return to Order ^ | March 2017 | John Horvat II
    It is no secret that America is polarized. This is a fact that is manifested in so many different ways. Traveling down the highway to Chicago, for example, I came upon two successive billboards that I thought were striking examples of our divided culture. The first billboard caught me by surprise: it consisted of an electrocardiogram of a heart that suddenly stops beating. The caption read: When you die, you will meet God. As we were passing through the snowy night, I was unable to catch more details of this billboard. I do not know who put it out or...
  • The Catholic Church’s Amazon Synod Is Flirting With Religious Syncretism And Pagan Idols

    10/24/2019 7:53:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/24/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    If you want a window into the crisis the Catholic Church faces, look to the Amazon Synod now underway in Rome. The synod made headlines this week when two anonymous operatives entered the Santa Maria in Traspontina Church near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome early Monday morning, removed at least three pagan fertility statues from the side altars, and threw them into the Tiber River. They videotaped the whole thing and issued a statement saying faithful Catholics “are being attacked by members of our own Church.”Why were pagan fertility statues—idols, really—on display in a Catholic Church in the first...
  • Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Display Memorializing 61 Million Aborted Babies

    10/15/2019 2:44:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A pro-life display memorializing the unborn victims of abortion was destroyed by vandals Saturday outside a Catholic church in Pennsylvania. The report is the latest in a growing string of harassment, assaults, vandalism and other incidents targeting pro-lifers. Earlier this month, volunteers at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham, Pennsylvania, set up the pro-life display for Respect Life month, according to a news release. The 61 crosses in the display symbolize the 61 million babies who have been aborted since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on demand in 1973. The pastor Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili said 40 of...
  • ‘Shocked, saddened and angry’ at what a vandal did to a statue of Virgin Mary outside of JC church

    09/13/2019 6:04:58 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 12 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | 9/13/2019 | Ron Zeitlinger
    Catholicism preaches forgiveness, but this might be a tough ask. The face of a Virgin Mary statue outside a Downtown Jersey City church was found covered with dog feces and the depraved vandal added a cigarette to the desecration. The vandalism was reported by a parishioner who was entering St. Michael Church on Ninth Street just before the daily midday Mass, said the Rev. Thomas Quinn, the pastor. “I was shocked, saddened and angry,” Quinn said. “Without a doubt it was the work of someone who is emotionally disturbed. Still, there was some degree of deliberation there.”
  • Pope's September Prayer Intention: For Protecting the Oceans

    09/01/2019 7:12:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 8/31/19
    Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for September, which is that the world's seas and oceans may be protected.In his prayer intention for the month of September 2019, Pope Francis invites us to pray that "politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans." It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. The full text of his intention is below: Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many...
  • The Two Popes & Pietro, The Roman Curia Boss

    07/08/2019 4:52:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    RR ^ | 7/7/19 | Cynthia Naura
    Pietro (Peter, in English) Parolin is the head of the Roman Curia in the Vatican as its secretary of state. He has been called “papabile, a candidate to succeed Francis as pope.” An April 2019 article on the Catholic website, Crux, stated that Pietro Parolin has become “more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” And the new constitution for reforming and governing the Roman Curia would make this obvious. The Crux article ends with “…within the Roman Curia, everyone will now know who’s boss: The Cardinal Secretary of State.” I will be using Catholic websites in this writing to make...
  • A People Divided Should Work to Be United

    06/22/2019 4:59:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2019 | Kathryn Lopez
    Do you ever take a look around when you're commuting or running errands? So often, our busy routine can leave us overwhelmed, annoyed, frustrated and rushed. Perhaps you feel a combination of all of these. Or maybe you're simply amazed. A few weeks back, I was part of a conversation about gratitude in which one man noted that when he took a step back on the way to the event and took a good look at the people passing him by, he noticed "how there are no minor characters." Everyone is important to someone. The U.S. Catholic bishops had a...
  • California threatens to upend Catholic 'seal of confession'

    05/29/2019 12:02:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/29/2019 | By Christopher Vondracek
    Catholic priests in California would be legally obligated to report to police sexual abuse confessions brought to them by fellow priests and other church employees if a bill quickly moving through the state legislature becomes law. Religious liberty advocates, including representatives of Catholic dioceses in California, challenge the legislation, saying it would invade a sacred space and direct priests to violate the “seal of confession.” “Sometimes the best intentions can lead to bad legislation,” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement on California’s Senate Bill 360, which was approved by wide margins last week and now heads to...
  • Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

    05/10/2019 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/19 | David Rosenberg
    Embedded video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUhJz078iDU Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke at a Catholic church in Chicago Thursday night, decrying social media outlets for banning his account, while denying accusations of anti-Semitism and racism. Farrakhan was invited to speak at the St. Sabina Church in Chicago by the congregation’s controversial spiritual leader, Michael Pfleger. Pfleger, who has in the past invited controversial figures in the past, including Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright, offered Farrakhan an opportunity to speak out at St. Sabina a week after Facebook and its subsidiary, Instagram, banned the Nation of Islam leader. During his roughly hour-and-a-half address...
  • Meditation on a Blood Libel -- A Yiannopoulos Blood Libel

    05/05/2019 1:00:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 1, 2019 | Vanessa Jones
    On April 19, 2019, Frontpage Mag published Milo Yiannopoulos’ lamentation on the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral. While I share his grief over this irreplaceable loss to Western Civilization and Christianity, I was shocked to discover that he felt the necessity to trash the Jews. He did so under the convenient cover that he is a Jew -- as he states, through matrilineal descent. But, more significant than his bloodline, his belief system seems to be Catholic as evidenced by his adoration of the Virgin Mary: Mary—the ‘Our Lady’ of Notre Dame—is proof of the incarnation. It is her...
  • Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor <tr>

    04/18/2019 11:22:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor, was previously arrested at another cathedral The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said. Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.
  • Vatican Cardinal Denounces Political Push for Open Borders

    04/04/2019 7:24:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/19 | David Martin
    Cardinal Robert Sarah: Catholic Church should not support "this new form of slavery that is mass migration" In an interview last week, Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation of Divine Worship, condemned the present pontifical push for migration into Europe, saying that the Catholic Church should not support “this new form of slavery that is mass migration.” He said, “God never intended these fractures.” The cardinal was indirectly rebutting Pope Francis’ political activism in telling Christian nations that they should open their borders to Islamic “refugees” and be more “welcoming.” Sarah said that using the Bible to promote...
  • McCarrick's Victim speaks out

    02/26/2019 10:02:42 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 15 replies
    Taylor Marshall, Thomas Aquinas Institute ^ | Dec 5, 2018 | Taylor Marshall
    An extensive interview with James Grein, McCarrick abuse victim, reveals a trail of corruption that extends from post-World War Europe, to the Vatican, Hollywood, U.S. and world politics. Grein connects Theodore McCarrick to communist infiltration worldwide. Tells some of the persons who supported or who received "white envelopes." He connects leading figures worldwide to the Leftist agenda. For those who do not have an hour and 42 minutes, first 8 minutes tells his connection to McCarrick, and then from about 38-68 minutes reveals the network that Grein personally witnessed.
  • Viganň: Rome Has No "Genuine Willingness" to Stop Clerical Sex Abuse

    02/18/2019 8:29:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/18/19 | David Martin
    McCarrick Laicization a Political Bone Throw? Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United states, has publicly expressed his misgivings about the upcoming Vatican summit on clerical sexual-abuse this February 21-25. In a brief essay issued in response to an invitation to participate in a National Catholic Register symposium on the upcoming summit, he says, “I am praying intensely for the success of the February summit” but laments that there is “no sign of a genuine willingness to attend to the real causes of the present situation.” Viganň presents three critical questions, wherein he manifests his doubt...
  • The Catholic Church Should Stop Weaseling And Excommunicate Andrew Cuomo

    02/07/2019 12:24:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/07/2019 | Maureen Mullarkey
    In the 1980s, Catherine McKinnon declared that women would not be equal until they had “the right to kill.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted that New York’s Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law just days ago, was a milestone in “women’s equality.”This mystic marriage between the feminist and the governor strips the mask from pro-choice language. Abortion is now what radical feminists wanted all along: unapologetic contract killing.From Feticide To Infanticide The state has progressed from reluctant feticide to infanticide as a fundamental human right. If an infant survives the grim procedure, it can now legally be left...
  • The ‘Ethics’ of Trump’s Border Wall - A wall would cause harm to immigrants and refugees

    01/30/2019 7:13:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 112 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01.30.19 | Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin
    The ‘Ethics’ of Trump’s Border Wall A wall would cause harm to immigrants and refugees, all of whom are equal to us in the eyes of God. Is the border wall ethical? President Trump has suggested the wall is moral and those who oppose it immoral. His critics claim the opposite. To answer this, we have to consider its effect on humans. What harm could a border wall cause to immigrants and refugees, all of whom are equal to us in the eyes of God? Some people who cross the border are in desperate search of work to support their...
  • Today's Catholic Church Leaders Are a Bunch of Cowards

    01/30/2019 7:36:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2019 | Alicia Colon
    The bishop who rushed to judgment on those Covington students finally apologized and said he was bullied into making a premature statement. Hogwash. We know that the media, the liberal left, and celebrities have been pounding on the church for sex scandals, but is that any excuse for caving in with fear from these secular critics? For many years we have watched so-called Catholic politicians enact laws contrary to church teaching without getting called on the carpet by their pastors. Governor Andrew Cuomo was overjoyed signing the most egregious, evil legislation in New York State history, allowing abortions up to...
  • The Stakes in Congo: Lives and Lifestyle

    01/10/2019 11:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2019 | Austin Bay
    If you advocate electric vehicles and dote on cellphones whose manufacture depends on Congo's minerals, then the Democratic Republic of Congo's flawed Dec. 30 presidential election matters because it can affect your digital lifestyle. Congo's stability also matters if you value human life. In Congo's last civil war (Great Congo War, 1996-2003) some three million to five million people died in anarchic combat and from starvation, disease and exposure exacerbated by war. The election to replace term-limited President Joseph Kabila was originally slated for late 2016. The constitution, which drew on the peace agreement that ended the civil war, required...