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  • Why I Pray, Even After the Texas Shooting

    11/08/2017 12:51:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    When I was growing up, my parents almost daily rounded up my four siblings and I for family prayer, the seven of us—albeit with differing degrees of attention—reciting out loud the Catholic prayers of the rosary, while meditating on different events in Jesus Christ’s life. At the end of the rosary, after my dad had rattled off the oh, roughly 785 intentions he wanted the Lord to take some action on, it was the kids’ turn to announce to God what we’d like to see happen. And so when one of my brothers was 2, he began to pray for...
  • Pope Francis praises John Wesley for leading people to ‘knowledge of Jesus Christ’

    10/19/2017 7:34:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | October 19, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis praises John Wesley for leading people to ‘knowledge of Jesus Christ’ by Staff Reporter posted Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 Pope Francis blesses a picture on a mobile phone (Getty Images) He was celebrating 50 years of dialogue with the World Methodist CouncilMethodism founder John Wesley brought many people to Christ through prayer and Bible reading, Pope Francis has said.Speaking with leaders of the World Methodist Council, Pope Francis praised 50 years of dialogue between the Catholic and Methodist churches, Vatican Radio reports.“We are no longer strangers,” he said, but rather, through our shared Baptism, “members of the household...
  • Racism ‘remains pre-eminent sin of nation, church,’ says [Catholic] Brooklyn bishop

    08/26/2017 5:30:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Crux | August 26, 2017 | Ed Wilkinson
    Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is forming a new commission to study the effects of racism in the Catholic Church and in the Brooklyn Diocese. He made the announcement Aug. 24 at a specially called Mass for Solidarity and Peace to counter the recent display of racism in demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. He said, “I am establishing a diocesan commission for social justice. … In the coming months, we will design our commission to deal with the social and religious problems that racism - in all of its forms - presents to us.” “Racism remains the pre-eminent sin of not...
  • Confirmed: Ann Barnhardt Taken Offline

    08/25/2017 4:28:15 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 94 replies
    American Digest ^ | August 25, 2017 | Gerard Vanderleun
    "Email to Barnhardt sent. Reply: “Site5 hosting killed us after receiving a “third party complaint”. Full-on totalitarian censorship. Spread the word. We will work to get hosting offshore set up immediately. Remember, if you aren’t taking enemy fire, you need to examine your conscience. 👍🙏” — Barnhardt"
  • Catholicism in Eastern India

    Catholicism was introduced in Eastern India in the late 19th Century in the State of Jharkhand as it is called now by Pioneer Belgian and Dutch Jesuit Missionaries. The most prominent of them was Father Constant Lievens S.J. -- The Apostle of Chotanagpur. He arrived in Ranchi -- The Headquarters of the Chotanagpur Plateau in 1885. He did not know at that time what the future held for him in terms of evangelization and as a Missionary Pastor too. With strong faith in God, he started educating and evangelizing Animist Oraon Tribals in Ranchi and in the surrounding areas too....
  • Catholicism in Mainland China

    Introduction : Catholicism was introduced in China in the Middle Ages by an Italian Jesuit Missionary called "Matteo Ricci". Thereafter, It got an impetus from Belgian Catholic Missionaries most notably from the Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary also known as "Scheut Missionaries". Hebei is the largest and most numerous Catholic Province in China with an estimated population of 1 Million Catholics. Other Traditional Catholic Strongholds in Mainland China are North- Western Shaanxi, Central Shanxi, and Zhejiang Provinces -- All of them with estimated Catholic Populations of more than 200,000 each. This is all due to the untiring efforts...
  • 5 Years Before Margaret Sanger Spoke to Ku Klux Klan, KKK Murdered Father James Coyle

    07/13/2017 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Diago · 8 replies
    Margaret Sanger Blog ^ | July 12, 2017 | Brother Declan
    Margaret Sanger gives a detailed account of her well-received 1926 speech to the Ku Klux Klan in her autobiography.  Sanger's open admission to speaking at a KKK rally has not stopped leftists from trying to deny it happened.  Thanks to scholars like Dr. Paul Kengor, a university professor, and Arina Grossu at the Washington Times, the Margaret Sanger KKK Planned Parenthood connection has received greater attention in recent years - despite Google's attempt to rank their research low in Margaret Sanger KKK queries.   The new attention Sanger's KKK speech has received has forced leftists into the odd position of trying...
  • Trump defends the West — and the Left screams foul

    07/07/2017 6:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Imagine that President Trump gave a speech praising a strong Europe. Imagine that he called forthrightly on Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine and join the community of responsible nations. Imagine that he embraced the mutual-defense commitment, so-called Article 5, of NATO. Imagine that he extolled the role of women in our society. Imagine that he said we share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. Imagine that he celebrated the free press and ceaseless innovation and a spirit of inquiry and self-criticism. That’s the speech that Trump gave in Warsaw during his European trip for the...
  • Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his ‘focus’

    06/19/2017 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has doubled down in defending a new member appointed by Pope Francis to the Academy who has argued that abortion should be legal until “18 weeks after conception.” Paglia said that while the appointee’s pro-abortion stance is “not my personal position, and much less the Academy,” he nevertheless defended the recent selection of pro-abortion University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar.
  • Catholic Sex Ed

    06/14/2017 8:45:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/14/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A screenshot of former President Barack Obama blatantly leering at a youngish female's buttocks is one of the visual aids in the Vatican Sex Ed program titled "The Meeting Point: Project for Affective and Sexual Formation." Released last July, 2016, in Rome at the World Youth Day celebration, the lesson plans and details of this rather unusual approach to a religion's sex education for teens have drawn outrage and even a petition for removal. Deemed inappropriate and vulgar, this controversial effort on the part of the Vatican seems to have fallen on a code of silence as the American Life...
  • Islamist Incident at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    05/08/2017 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 29 replies
    Witnesses | May 8, 2017 | Self
    I spoke to an eyewitness to an incident that occurred at Sacred Heart Catholic Church yesterday at 12:30 during First Holy Communion ceremonies. According to this witness, a man entered the church during the middle of the Mass and shouted "Allahu Akbar" several times and ran down the center aisle and then threw a Bible on the floor. Ushers tackled the man and took him away from church.I have not been able to find any news items about this but at least two very credible ladies told me about this incident this morning.
  • The Catholic Church is punishing U.S. priests for speaking the truth about Islam and jihad

    05/07/2017 1:37:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 7, 2017 | Deacon Robert Spencer
    Many bishops protected priests who were child molesters for years, transferring them from parish to parish and allowing them to prey upon new children rather than turning them over to police. In the Catholic Church today, protecting the image of Islam appears to be job one: you can be a cleric who speaks out against the Church’s official positions (such as those on contraception and female priests) and in many quarters of the Church you’ll be hailed as a hero. But the highly dubious proposition that Islam is a religion of peace has become a kind of superdogma that the...
  • ANTI-CHRISTIANITY IN FRANCE

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after François Fillon’s victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Libération’s headline was: “Help, Jesus is coming back!” The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>
  • Muslim convert turned Catholic Bishop baptizes his father

    04/16/2017 11:48:36 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    aleteia ^ | Diane Montenega
    Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa's fascinating story of faith, conversion and vocation VATICAN CITY — Forty-eight prelates from Africa are currently in Rome for the Synod on the Family. In speaking with the bishops of Africa about the synod, sometimes surprising and beautiful stories emerge about their countries, their culture, and even their own family lives. One such story is that of Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre archdiocese in Malawi, who is a convert from Islam to Catholicism. Archbishop Msusa, 53, serves as vice-chairman of the eight-country association of member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa. He was ordained a...
  • Catholic Doctrines ‘No Longer Make Sense’, Says Fr Tony Flannery [Ireland]

    04/01/2017 11:09:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/30/17 | Patsy McGarry
    People are ‘rejecting [traditional] doctrines as childish fantasies and walking away’Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has questioned traditional Catholic Church teachings on God, Mary and the Trinity, which he said, “no longer make sense to the modern mind, and are being quietly rejected even by people who still attend church”. Some of these doctrines, he said, “are not scripture based” and come from “a time when there was a very different understanding of the world and of humanity”. Fr Flannery, a founder-member of the Association of Catholic Priests, said science has greatly influenced “the way we look at ourselves and...
  • The Globalist Left Hopes to Destroy the Catholic Church

    03/24/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/24/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Glitter ash was smeared on foreheads of LGBT supporters this Ash Wednesday to show support for their lifestyle in conflict with traditional Catholic teachings of denial of the self in wait for the coming Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter. WikiLeaks are revealing a concerted effort to infiltrate and significantly change the direction of the Church by NWO globalists seeking a Catholic Spring. According to one reported quote, "There needs to be a Catholic Spring in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a Middle Ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and gender equality." In short, no...
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil?"

    03/10/2017 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 9, 2017 • In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Thursday of the First Week of Lent) Jesus says,If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? (Mt 7:11)A similar verse occurs in the Gospel of Luke: If you then, though you are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit...
  • Francis' falsified footnotes: He mangles the Church Fathers, too [Catholic Caucus]

    03/03/2017 10:08:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 3, 2017 | Confitebor
    By this stage of Francis' pontificate, faithful Catholics have become all too familiar with the Pope's tendency to misquote and wrest the words of the Holy Gospel and of previous Magisterial documents not only in his "off the cuff" allocutions, homilies, and interviews, but even in his formal, prepared documents. It only makes sense that, as we shall see below, the Pope shows the same disrespect for the Church Fathers. The cite one of the most egregious manglings of the Church's previous Magisterium: While all the faithful are rightly outraged or troubled by his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia's infamous Footnote...
  • Pro-Abort Vatican Speaker: Decreasing Population by 6 Billion Would Have a ‘Pro-Life Effect.’

    03/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeanne Smits
    March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ridding the world of 6 billion people to bring the population down to 1 billion would have an “overall pro-life effect,” a pro-abortion population control advocate told the press two days before delivering his speech at a Vatican-run conference on saving the natural world. “A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect,” The Guardian indirectly quoted Sanford biologist Paul Ehrlich as saying. “This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse,”...
  • Pope cuts penalties for paedophile priests

    02/26/2017 6:30:09 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 54 replies
    http://www.dailymail ^ | 25 February 2017 | ISOBEL FRODSHAM
    Pope Francis has been slammed by church officials and sex abuse survivors for cutting penalties for paedophile priests. The Pope is said to be applying his vision of a 'merciful church' to sex offenders by reducing punishments to weaker sentences, such as a lifetime of prayer and penance. It has been revealed by church officials that Pope Francis overruled advice given to him by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about two priests - allowing them to be punished by a lifetime of prayer.