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  • Flashback: Pastor Ted Haggard and his Wife talk about the Gay Sex Scandal

    08/19/2018 5:28:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 93 replies
    Ted Haggard was once one of the most power evangelical leaders in America. New Life Church leader Ted Haggard was once one of America's most charismatic and powerful evangelical leaders, with an audience of more than 30 million people. Ted began counseling foreign dignitaries and consulting on a weekly basis with President George W. Bush. By 2005, Time magazine named him one of the most influential evangelicals in America. But no one—not even his devoted wife, five children and his Colorado Springs, Colorado-based congregation—suspected that Ted was paying an admitted male escort for crystal meth. In November 2006, Mike Jones...
  • More women looking to become 'consecrated virgins,' Vatican says

    07/07/2018 3:43:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    St. Lucia Times ^ | July 7, 2018
    An increasing number Catholic women are taking life-long chastity vows in order to “dedicate themselves” to God, according to the Vatican. Consecrated virgins are unmarried women who pledge to remain celibate for their entire lives, eschewing romantic or sexual relationships to devote themselves exclusively to being mystical “brides of Christ”. Unlike nuns, they take on no role within the church. Instead of joining a religious order, they continue to live in their own homes and work in conventional jobs. While rare and little-known even within the church, the lifestyle is considered to be Christianity’s oldest form of total devotion to...
  • [Cath Cauc] Scandal: A Bishop "Married" with Children Will Be Created Cardinal by Francis

    05/28/2018 6:21:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 28, 2018 | New Cathlic
    BREAKING - Scandal: A Bishop "Married" with Children Will Be Created Cardinal by Francis (Exclusive in English) Scandalous news first broken by our Spanish-language partners at Adelante la Fe. The information has been appropriately and thoroughly checked from multiple sources on the ground. On May 2th, 2018, Pope Francis announced that in the consistory to be celebrated on June 29 this year, Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, he will raise to the cardinalship Bp. Toribio Ticona, titular bishop of Timici and prelate emeritus of Corocoro, Bolivia. The 81-year-old bishop was born on April 25, 1937. He was...
  • Catholic Caucus: New Cardinal Elect Has Concubine And Children

    05/28/2018 1:43:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 28, 2018 | Gloria TV
    BREAKING – New Cardinal Elect Has Concubine And Children On June 29, Pope Francis will raise former Bishop Toribio Ticona Porco, 81, of Corocoro, Bolivia to the cardinalship. Adelante la Fe (May 28) reports after checking from multiple sources as “well known fact” that Ticona lived with a wife as if he were married and fathered children with her. The wife called the bishop “her husband”. #newsFtwxkqwtwd
  • Millennials are turned off sex, study suggests, with one in eight still virgins at 26

    05/06/2018 6:53:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Telegraph ^ | May 6, 2018 | Callum Adams
    Millennials are waiting longer to have sex, with one in eight still virgins at 26 years old, new research has found. The sharp rise in the number of young people waiting longer to have sex may be because of a "fear of intimacy" and the pressure of social media, according to analysts. The Next Steps project, the brainchild of the Department for Education which is now managed by University College London, has tracked 16,000 people born in 1989-90 since they were 14. The interviews, conducted in 2016, discovered a rise in the number of Millenials waiting longer to have sex...
  • Same Sex Attraction: A feeling, not an identity

    04/18/2018 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    “Am I Gay?” Today, every family in America faces this question one way or another. Even the best families. Maybe you have a child, or sibling, or close friend who feels attracted to people of the same sex. Maybe a niece or nephew or grandchild wonders about their sexuality. Maybe they are asking YOU about these questions. The book “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay” challenges the idea that feelings of same sex attraction necessarily mean a person is “gay.” The author, Daniel Mattson, tells his story of experiencing same sex attraction, acting on it, and ultimately, allowing Jesus to...
  • Japan Births Plunge To Lowest Level Ever Recorded As “Celibacy Syndrome” Takes Its Toll

    12/24/2017 7:30:31 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    PhilStockWorld ^ | 12-24-2017
    Back in 2013 we asked "Why Have Young People In Japan Stopped Having Sex?" And while that might sound like nothing more than a clever headline intended for The Onion, it was prompted by a very serious survey conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association which found that 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 and 25% of men were "not interested in or despise sexual contact"…a growing trend that has revealed itself via the nation's persistently declining birth rates. In fact, "celibacy syndrome" has become of such great concern for the Japanese government that it is considered a bit of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What You Need To Know About Priestly Celibacy

    11/12/2017 7:23:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Treaditional Catholic Thoughts ^ | October 16, 2016 | unknown author / St Bridget of Sweden (excerpt)
    “But now I shall tell you God’s will in this matter……Know this too: that if some pope concedes to priests a license to contract carnal marriage, God will condemn him to a sentence as great, in a spiritual way, as that which the law justly inflicts in a corporeal way on a man who has transgressed so gravely that he must have his eyes gouged out, his tongue and lips, nose and ears cut off, his hands and feet amputated, all his body’s blood spilled out to grow completely cold, and finally, his whole bloodless corpse cast out to be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Francis Speaks About Abolishing Celibacy”

    11/11/2017 5:59:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 11, 2017 | Gloria TV
    “Francis Speaks About Abolishing Celibacy” Modernist Munich Cardinal Marx has declared that Pope Francis speaks with his councilors about abolishing priestly celibacy. As a member of Council of Cardinals, Marx is one of Francis’ closest councilors. Marx spoke at a meeting of the Committee of Catholics in Bavaria in Munich on Friday. The Austrian theologian Paul Zulehner, a rabid enemy of the Catholic Faith and foe of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, was invited to speak at the same meeting. He expressed his conviction that Francis will abolish celibacy “if nobody shoots or poisons him”. The German Church has...
  • Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married

    11/03/2017 7:30:50 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/3/2017 | Matilda Long
    Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region. The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood
  • Cath Cauc: Pope Reported to be Considering Ordination of Married Men to the Priesthood

    10/25/2017 4:48:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 25, 2017 | Maike HIckson
    According to the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net, Pope Francis is considering allowing the ordination of so-called viri probati. These “tested men” are said to have “proved their worth” by living virtuously in their marriages and in parish life, indicating a proposed relaxation of the requirement of celibacy in the priesthood for these men who would assist in the duties of celibate priests, including the offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Based on a report in the German newspaper Die Zeit, kath.net says that the promoter of the idea of married priests, Bishop Erwin Kräutler — an Austrian-born prelate who has spent...
  • Cardinal Sarah: Priests ‘Demean’ Gay People by not Calling Them to Chastity

    06/16/2017 6:12:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/16/17 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said that omitting Jesus's 'hard sayings' is not charitableCardinal Robert Sarah has said that gay people are called to chastity, and that “we demean them if we think they cannot attain this virtue.” Describing chastity as “a virtue for all disciples”, the Vatican liturgy chief argued that clergy deprive gay people of the fullness of the Gospel if they do not call them to live chastely. In a foreword to the book Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay by Daniel Mattson, the cardinal writes: “To omit the “hard sayings” of Christ and His Church is not charity. Indeed,...
  • Why married priests won't really fix the shortage

    04/10/2017 3:18:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | April 9, 2017 | Mary Rezac
    Denver, Colo., Apr 9, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States.Today, that number has more than doubled, with one priest for every 1,800 Catholics.Globally, the situation is worse. The number of Catholics per priest increased from 1,895 in 1980 to 3,126 in 2012, according to a report from CARA at Georgetown University. The Catholic Church in many parts of the world is experiencing what is being called a “priest shortage” or a “priest crisis.”Last month, Pope Francis answered a question about the priest shortage in a...
  • Pope signals openness to ordaining married men as priests, calls for Church to face shortage

    03/08/2017 12:27:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Aletiea ^ | 03/08/2017
    Crux has the scoop: https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/03/08/pope-francis-signals-openness-ordaining-married-men/ Pope Francis has expressed openness to a renewed consideration of married priests in the Catholic Church, especially the possibility of ordaining the so-called viri probati, meaning tested married men, who could be called into clerical service. “Then we have to consider what tasks they could perform, for instance in isolated communities,” the pontiff said. While the question put to Francis specifically referred to ordaining viri probati as deacons, many theologians and some bishops have also suggested they could be considered for priestly service. The pope’s comments came in a new interview with the German newspaperDie...
  • New Papal Interview Addresses Cardinal Burke, Married Priests

    03/08/2017 11:55:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 8, 2017 | Maike HIckson
    Today, 8 March, the German newspaper Die Zeit published an interview with Pope Francis which was conducted at the end of February at the pope’s residence Casa Santa Marta in Rome. In this somewhat lengthy interview, the pope speaks about two important topics which are both timely and of special interest. First, he speaks directly about Cardinal Raymond L. Burke and the pope’s own decision to intervene into the affairs of the Order of Malta, and also why Cardinal Burke was subsequently sent to Guam. In one section of the interview, Pope Francis says: “I do not consider Burke to...
  • Next Attack from Rome on the Church - Against Unmarried Priests

    01/28/2017 6:45:01 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 24 replies
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    Samuel walked in Adonai's way, but his sons Joel and Abijah whom he appointed to the priesthood and to be judges, were corrupt and perverted justice. Priestly nepotism and corruption have been cited by members of other congregations as causes of dissention and disunity in countries with a married priesthood. The false claim that priestly celibacy is too difficult and causes loss of vocations will be used at the next Synod of Bishops as a wedge issue to break a discipline that has given great spiritual treasure to the Church. This will be on pretext of 'compassion', but it will...
  • Vatican’s firing of gay priest puts “Who am I to Judge” to the test

    10/03/2015 4:47:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 3, 2015 | Stephen White
    Today, on the eve of the Synod on the Family, a Polish priest who works–or rather, worked–in the Vatican decided to announce that he’s gay and has a partner. In an interview with “Corriere della Sera,” Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa said: I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay priest who is happy, and proud of his identity. I’m prepared to pay the consequences, but it’s time the Church opened its eyes, and realised that offering gay believers total abstinence from a life of love is inhuman. Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa Set aside, for a moment,...
  • CELIBACY'S ROOTS AND FRUITS [1 Timothy 4]

    One must understand that mandatory celibacy is not taught in the Bible, nor was it practiced by the apostles. This teaching developed as an integral part of the evolving papal system and gradually became essential to it. The concern was not morality, for celibacy proved to be a veritable cornucopia of evil. In fact, the rule of celibacy was not the prohibition of sex but of marriage. Pope Alexander II (1061-73), for example, refused to discipline a priest who had committed adultery with his father's second wife because he hadn't committed the sin of matrimony. That was the great evil...
  • Catholics will no longer be fired from their jobs for divorce or homosexuality

    05/07/2015 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Pulse.NG ^ | Oge Okonkwo
    As part of the reforms prompted by Pope Francis, Germany's Roman Catholic Church has decided that lay Catholic employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs. According to Christian Today, Catholic Bishops have voted to adjust Church labour law "to the multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society" so employee lifestyles should not affect their status in the country's many Catholic schools, hospitals and social services. It was gathered that the change came as the worldwide Catholic Church debates loosening its traditional rejection of remarriage after a divorce and of...
  • A Critical Consideration of The Case for Clerical Celibacy (Orthodox/Catholic Caucus)

    02/20/2015 1:41:44 PM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    East to West ^ | unknown | Dr. Anthony T. Dragani
    Although the general populace is unaware of it, during the past decade a new effort has been underway to defend the Roman Catholic practice of mandatory priestly celibacy. Putting aside the traditional sociological arguments that we are all familiar with, these new defenders argue for the discipline based primarily on historical grounds. Although their writings have not reached a broad audience, they have found a committed following in some Catholic circles. Normally I would not concern myself with a defense of the Roman Catholic discipline of mandatory celibacy. After all, it is their tradition and they certainly have a right...