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  • Inter Communion with Lutherans? A Convert Comments

    11/19/2015 1:55:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 18, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    It is the same with Lutherans and Anglicans. They might have a high liturgy and a more sacramental view of the Lord’s presence than a Baptist, but the 39 Articles of Religion–the Anglican statement of belief (which has never been scrapped) specifically denies transubstantiation. The Lutheran Formula of Concord also denies transubstantiation. The Lutherans and Anglicans believe “The Lord is present” but not as Catholics do, and although individual Lutherans and Anglicans may have a Catholic understanding we can’t decide policy and behaviors according to each individual’s theological opinion. It is very nice of the Holy Father to be kind...
  • Death or Incapacitation of Pope Francis: Soon

    11/17/2015 8:44:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Arise! Let us be going! ^ | November 16, 2015 | Father George David Byers
    AN OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS Most Holy Father, Bishop of Rome, Francis: I note your overture to a Lutheran woman at the Lutheran church on Via Sicilia in Rome on 15 November 2015, the one who asked about intercommunion (starting minute 21.00 on the Vatican YouTube video). I had to wonder before if your recent interview with Eugenio Scalfari was correctly reported. I now have no doubt. With due respect to your person and your office, I ask you not to make this kind of thing part of what you want to publish about the Synod with the authority...
  • Prominent Dominican publishes book claiming Thomas Aquinas said homosexuality is ‘natural’

    11/12/2015 11:00:15 PM PST · by redleghunter · 58 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | 12 November 2015 | Jeanne Smits
    Analysis Nov. 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Dominican friar, Fr. Adriano Oliva, has celebrated the 800th anniversary of his religious order with a book about “the Church, the divorced and remarried, and homosexual couples.” Amours (“Loves”) is a study of St Thomas Aquinas’ definition of love and aims to show that the “Angelic Doctor” recognized the “natural” character of homosexuality. In the wake of the Synod on the family, Oliva pleads for new ways of welcoming divorced and remarried and homosexual couples into the Church and of recognizing their unions in civil law. His editor, the “editions du Cerf” publishing...
  • Francis Is Silent, But Another Jesuit Is Speaking For Him

    11/07/2015 2:33:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Chiesa ^ | 11/07/15 | Sandro Magister
    He is Antonio Spadaro, director of "La Civiltà Cattolica.” In an article in his magazine he has already written what the pope will say on communion for the divorced and remarried ROME, November 7, 2015 – Last Wednesday, at the weekly catechesis in Saint Peter’s Square, after recalling that the synod fathers have delivered the text of their conclusions to him, Pope Francis limited himself to saying in sibylline language: “This is not the moment to examine such conclusions, on which I myself must meditate.” While waiting for the enigma on the pope’s future moves to be unraveled, nothing remains...
  • Pope vs church - the anatomy of a Catholic civil war [Catholic Caucus]

    11/05/2015 11:28:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Spectator ^ | Damian Thompson
    Last Sunday, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica carried an article by Eugenio Scalfari, one of the country’s most celebrated journalists, in which he claimed that Pope Francis had just told him that ‘at the end of faster or slower paths, all the divorced who ask [to receive Holy Communion] will be admitted’. Catholic opinion was stunned. The Pope had just presided over a three-week synod of bishops at the Vatican that was sharply divided over whether to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the sacrament. In the end, it voted to say nothing much. On Monday, the Pope’s spokesman,...
  • #5143 - Jordanian Cleric against Killing Jews: If You Don’t Attack Them, They Don’t Attack You

    11/02/2015 4:33:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 28/2/15 | Ali Hasan Al Halabi
    We only act this way because of our heresy, though.
  • Dismantle: Church Restructure through Synodality

    10/19/2015 10:12:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 18, 2015 | John Vennari
    Note: This is an updated excerpt from what appeared in the May, 2015 Catholic Family News. It helps lay out the dynamic now in place at October Synod. During the 2015 Ordinary Synod, we've heard discussion of the possiblity of "regionalism," that is, allowing national bishops conferences to decide diverse "pastoral policies" regarding the Eucharist for the divorced and civiliy remarried, cohabitation and even homosexuality. In an October 15 interview, Raymond Cardinal Burke rightly said that the proposed "regional diversity" is " simply contrary to Catholic Faith and life. "
  • Diocesan Paper: Homosexual Relations Not Sinful

    10/09/2015 4:27:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/9/15 | Joseph Gonzales
    On Monday, the Catholic Voice, the official publication of the diocese of Oakland, California, published a homily telling Catholics not to condemn active homosexual relationships. Retired pastor Fr. Dan Danielson asserts in his homily originally said on June 28, the Sunday following the U.S. Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling legalizing gay "marriage" in all 50 states that some people are born gay and that "no one simply chooses" to be gay, despite overwhelming sociological evidence to the contrary. He insists that being gay is not "sinful or wrong" or even "bad." He goes on to attack those who "discriminate"...
  • An unexploded bomb in the Instrumentum Laboris?

    10/08/2015 10:47:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 8, 2015 | Xavier Rynne II
    DISQUISITIONS being thoughts on Synod 2015 from various observers An unexploded bomb in the Instrumentum Laboris? With the Synod on the Family well underway in Rome, considerable attention has been given (and not only in the media) to the Kasper Proposal to admit the divorced and civilly remarried to Holy Communion. No doubt discussion on this will continue, although Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that he doesnt want the Kasper Proposal to be the dominant issue, the principal focus of attention, at Synod-2015. But Kaspers is not the only proposal with consequences. For buried within the Synods working...

    10/07/2015 1:27:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | October 7, 2015 | Voice of the Family
    The Ordinary Synod on the Family moved much closer yesterday to a repudiation of the teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality. The hopes of faithful Catholics were raised on Monday by the reassertions of Catholic orthodoxy made in the relazione introduttiva of the General Relator of the Synod, Péter Cardinal Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest. Yesterday Erdő’s report and position were seriously undermined after an intervention of Pope Francis indicated to the synod fathers that the question of Holy Communion for the “divorced and remarried” was still open. Cardinal Erdő was also undermined by remarks made by synod fathers...
  • Squaring the circle: the Synod's most likely outcome, barring a miracle.

    10/05/2015 9:33:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/05/2015 | Augustinus
    The Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus whereby you reformed the procedures for the canonical process on the sacramental validity of marriages gives a valuable indication of the spirit in which we approach this phase of work. Without questioning the sacramental tradition of our Church or her doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage, you invite us to share our pastoral experiences and to better implement the paths of mercy by which the Lord invites those who so wish and who are able to enter a process of conversion with a view to (receiving) pardon. It appears the Holy Father would...
  • Why we fear the Ordinary Synod on the Family is being manipulated

    10/03/2015 5:57:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | October 2, 2015 | Voice of the Family
    It is widely considered that the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, held in Rome last October, was manipulated by those controlling it in order to promote changes in the teachings of the Catholic Church on questions relating to human sexuality, marriage and the family. The evidence for such a view has been very ably set out by experienced Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin in his recent book The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? (a review of the book can be found here). An overview of events can also be found in Voice of the Familys document The Extraordinary Synod on the...
  • The Phony Synod: Now Even Phonier

    10/03/2015 4:48:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives | October 2, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    From the moment it was announced, traditionalist Catholics knew the "Synod on the Family" would have little to do with the family and a great deal to do with advancing the continued subversion of the Church by a resurgent neo-Modernism operating according to what Msgr. Guido Pozzo, head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, calls the "para-conciliar ideology." The very title of Synod 2014's final report, "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization," was a dead giveaway: "pastoral challenges" is Modernist code for "sins we would like to accommodate." That is why this writer, for one,...
  • A Short Catechism on the Synod of Surrender

    10/02/2015 2:22:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 10/2/2015 | John Vennari
    Q: Why do you call the upcoming October event the Synod of Surrender? A: The thrust of the 2014 Synod, as well as the 2015 Synod Working Document, appears to re-orient Catholics towards some sort of change in moral teaching. We see an effective surrender, by highly placed Churchmen, to various aspects of contemporary moral permissiveness. Q: How can you say that change is in the works? A: Because of the principles on which the Synods are based. The Final Document from the 2014 Synod (the Relatio synodi) opens with what has been called the interpretive key[1] that gives the...
  • Cardinal Nichols expects synod to consider change in approach to divorced and remarried Catholics

    09/23/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 23, 2015 | Simon Caldwell
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols has indicated that he expects the Synod on the Family to consider changes in the Churchs pastoral approach towards Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried. The Archbishop of Westminster said one of the major challenges facing the synod was how to identify a pattern of conversion that would allow the divorced and remarried back into full Communion with the Church. Although the Catechism of the Catholic Church states that such people are in a situation of public and permanent adultery, synod fathers such as German Cardinal Walter Kasper have proposed that some remarried Catholics might be...
  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

    09/17/2015 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    NPR Fresh Air ^ | sept. 17, 2015 | NPR
    Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.'
  • Was The Synod Aborted? [Catholic Caucus]

    09/12/2015 10:51:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | September 11, 2015 | Munabor
    There are rumours (also reported by S. Armaticus' and Father Z's blogs) that the Synod will be structured in a different way than the 2014 debacle. No relatio post disceptationem, no general discussion after the small group meetings and, most importantly for us, no official document with at least a pretence of doctrinal value at the end. Instead, the small groups would give their reports to the Clown, and he would simply give the usual, fluffy, nonsensical, and frankly stupid speech at the end of the, at this point, fairly useless proceedings. We do not know if the rumours will...
  • Henry's Revenge: Pope "Streamlines Annulment Process"

    09/08/2015 5:09:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 68 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | Michael Matt
    Early reports are in, and it looks like Pope Francis, as expected, has radically reformed the process by which Catholics may annul their marriages, streamlining steps that many liberals in the church considered too cumbersome. The move is the latest in a series of public relations initiatives, whereby Francis hopes to make his pontificate appear more responsive to the needs of lay Catholics, especially those who have "long felt marginalized" by the hierarchy (READ: Don't like Catholic moral theology). The three main changes announced on Tuesday are: Eliminating a second review by a cleric before a marriage can be...
  • One life, one love: The Earth and black lives matter

    08/04/2015 6:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alex Mikulich
    Pope Francis develops the key theme of integral ecology in his encyclical Laudato Si, on Care for Our Common Home. Integral ecology links the largest theological themes of the Catholic tradition -- that we are all intimately one in Gods being -- with the nitty-gritty of loving our neighbor and caring for the smallest and most vulnerable creatures. God lures us into a dance with each and every one of us together with the whole of creation. We all share one life, one Earth. One cannot and will not thrive unless all thrive in the interdependent web of life. And...
  • The George Washington of the spiritual world..America needs him now!

    07/24/2013 10:49:18 PM PDT · by fabian · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/13 | fhu
    Listen, watch and learn Americans. The truth spoken and taught in a real way by this master of spiritual warfare will help save America from the evil that is about to engulf her.
  • Will it Never End? Pope Francis Praises Quarreling in the Church

    06/26/2015 3:07:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 23, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Another day, another mind-boggling remark from Francis. The scenario is by now quite familiar: the Pope decides he will speak in Spanish so that he can speak from the heart, and the Church braces for the next explosion. This time it was remarks in Spanish to the World Retreat of Priests at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran on June 12. Francis said this about quarrels among members of the Church: There are quarrels and arguments in the Church? Well, it makes good news! This is so since the beginning A church without quarrels is a dead church. Do you...
  • New Faces, New Voices, New Ways of Being Church [Blase Cupich at Fishwrap Confab]

    06/16/2015 8:43:08 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    Dominican University ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    When: October 24, 2015 - 9:00am Where: Lund Auditorium Contact: rhartwinter@dom.edu New Faces, New Voices, New Ways of Being Church An exploration of the American Catholic Church going forward NCRs founders were journalists whose first priorities were holding authorities accountable and being a platform for a free, open discussion of ideas. Solidly founded in an American culture, NCR has been a chronicler of society and the Catholic Church for 50 years. Through this uniquely American and Catholic lens, the conference will explore what might be on the horizon for the American Catholic church. Join us for this one-day event featuring...
  • If You Give a Gal a Bishopric

    06/16/2015 11:58:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 130 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 6-15-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    The attempt to change God the Father to God the Mother is full bore idolatrya syncretism of the spirit of the age. I remember some of the most emotionally powerful moments of worship that I have experienced occurred in a context where there was the least amount of belief. There was a time in my life when I regularly went to worship at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, a beautiful church building that had this glorious liturgy. And it would be my habit to go there on Sunday morning and to sit in the pew and listen to the music...
  • Does New Religion Study Show that God is Cleaning House?

    06/12/2015 9:16:41 AM PDT · by fwdude · 13 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | May 15, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    By now you have seen articles about a recent Pew Study report about the decline of Christianity and the rise of atheists, agnostics, and Nones. Actually, what we are seeing is a spiritual house cleaning. Nominal Christians Christians in name only -- are becoming consistent with their shallow faith and are departing the church. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17).
  • Pope Sounds Heresy Alert Concerning His Own Remarks

    06/06/2015 2:05:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 177 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 5, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In yet another of the rambling, off-the-cuff videotaped statements of which he is fond, the Pope, in a video message to something called the Day of Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona on May 23, offered the opinion respecting the persecution of Christians that Satan does not care about what denomination Christians belong to because we are all Christians just the same. Franciss remarks, which carry forward his persistent theme that doctrinal differences between Catholics and Protestants are not very important and represent merely unresolvable disagreements among theologians, came this time with a rather telling disclaimer: I feel like saying something...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRADUCIANISM, 06-05-15

    06/05/2015 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-05-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:TRADUCIANISMThe theory that holds that the soul of a child is physically transmitted from the parents. One form claims that the soul is the result of a material seed akin to the material principle of bodily generation. Another form, called spiritual traducianism, holds that a spiritual seed cast off from the souls of the parents is the germ of the new soul for the infant. The theory is in contradiction with Catholic doctrine that each person's soul is individually and separately created by God as the time of conception. All items in this dictionary are...
  • God is neither 'she' nor 'he' say Anglican priests

    06/01/2015 4:54:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 06-01-2015 | Amelia Butterly
    God is neither "she" nor "he" says Watch, a group which represents women in the church. The organisation has been accused of trying to "rewrite" Christian doctrine by encouraging people to use the female pronoun when talking about God. Rev Jody Stowell, vicar at St Michael & All Angels Church in Harrow, says she was "dismayed" by recent reports. "This is not about making God a woman. This is about creating those proper, Biblical images of God," she explains to Newsbeat. The ideas surrounding which pronouns to use when talking about God were discussed at a committee meeting in Lambeth...
  • Calls to refer to God as a woman as female bishops take up posts (CofE)

    06/01/2015 7:11:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2015 | John Bingham
    Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops. Growing numbers of priests already insert words such as she and mother informally into traditional service texts as part of a move to make the language of worship more inclusive, it has been claimed. But calls for a full overhaul of liturgy to recognise the equal status of women have already been discussed informally at a senior level.
  • Theologian to La Civilt Cattolica: Yes to exceptions for divorce and remarriage

    05/30/2015 5:44:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | 5/28/2015 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Franciss vision is that of a Church for all, because Christ really did die for all men, without exception, not just for some. The law of gradualness does not mean gradualness of the law or relativism. It is possible to consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis, admitting remarried divorcees to the sacraments, without changes to the doctrine. This is according to Dominical theologian Jean-Miguel Garrigues, Professor of Patristics and Dogmatics at the Institut Suprieur Thomas dAquin, at the Dominican House of Studies in Toulouse and at the Seminaire International St Cure'd Ars. He and his confrre, Cardinal Cristoph Schnborn, the...
  • BREAKING: Pope takes major step toward formal heresy

    "I feel like saying something that may sound controversial or even heretical. But there is someone who knows that despite our differences we are one. It is he who is persecuting us. It is he that is persecuting Christians today; he who is anointing us with the blood of martyrdom, knows that Christians are disciples of Christ. That we are one, that we are brothers! He doesn't care if they are Evangelicals, Orthodox, Lutherans, Catholics or Apostolic. He doesn't care! They are Christians."
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EMPIRICISM, 05-26-15

    05/26/2015 9:06:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 05-26-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:EMPIRICISMIn moral philosophy, the system of thought that claims that experience is the only valid source of knowledge. This is more than saying that experience is a presupposition to all human knowledge or a test of that knowledge once gained. It holds that the mind can regulate only the data of experience. All so-called universal ideas and all judgments in which people speak of the nature of things, according to empiricists, are not universals or natures at all. They are merely a series of sense data drawn from experience and connected by reason in a...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NEOLOGY, 05-21-15

    05/21/2015 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 05-21-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:NEOLOGYIn theology the introduction of new doctrine, contrary to the Church's teaching but expressed in traditional terms or phrases. (Etym. Greek neos, new + logos, discourse.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OBSCURANTISM, 05-08-15

    05/08/2015 9:25:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 05-08-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:OBSCURANTISMConcerted opposition, on principle and from religious motives, to justified intellectual development. A familiar charge against Christians by rationalist critics who charge the faithful with fear of enlightenment lest they weaken their beliefs. (Etym. Latin obscurus, dark; unintelligible.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DEONTOLOGISM, 05-06-15

    05/06/2015 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 05-06-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:DEONTOLOGISMThe theory associated with Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), that only acts done from a motive of duty have moral value. It is a stern moral philosophy, close to Stoicism, which holds that virtue is its own reward and therefore "duty for duty's sake" is man's highest moral imperative. (Etym. Greek deon, that which is obligatory + logia, science, knowledge.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • She has been a priest for 25 years

    05/02/2015 9:10:44 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 05-01-2015 | Sr. Maureen Fiedler
    No, that headline is not a mistake. "She" is the Rev. Ana Langerak, who was ordained a priest 25 years ago in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America but who now serves St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church in Hyattsville, Md. (ELCA is in communion with the Episcopal church, and they share clergy.) I just returned from the liturgy and luncheon that celebrated Ana's quarter-century of priestly service, much of which was in Central America and some at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. As a Roman Catholic, it is truly heartening to see a parish accept Ana fully --...
  • Synod. The Proposal of a Third Way

    05/02/2015 8:28:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Chiesa ^ | May 1, 2015 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, May 1, 2015 Responses have come streaming into Rome from all over the world, answering the preparatory questionnaire for the second and final session of the synod on the family, scheduled for October 4-25. One widespread impression - sometimes deliberately fostered - is that the pre-synodal discussion is polarized between two extreme positions: on one side, those who would like to introduce radical changes into the Catholic doctrine and practice of marriage, allowing the dissolution of the bond and second marriages; on the other, those who are adamant in punishing with de facto excommunication anyone who violates the...
  • Westminster Abbey acknowledges Mohammed in succession of prophets

    04/30/2015 6:48:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer (blog) ^ | 04-28-2015 | Archbishop Cranmer (blog)
    Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa..
  • Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga: ongoing synodal process until result is obtained?

    04/15/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 4/15/15 | Fr. Z
    At the Italian site Nuova Bussola, we find the observations of Oscar Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga about the possibility of Communion for the divorced and remarried. Impossible? No!, says the Cardinal. And if the upcoming Synod rejects the proposal, the Kasperite Solution, hey! maybe there could be a third synod on the question! And His Eminence seems to be putting a great deal of stock in polls. Im in my car in a parking lot, so I cant do the translation at the time of this posting. In tutto il mondo, aggiunge Maradiaga, i sondaggi dicono che la gente non vuole...
  • The New York Times Wants Us to Rewrite the Bible

    04/08/2015 9:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michael Brown
    How can the religious community live in peace and harmony with the LGBT community? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has the solution. Just rewrite the Bible. In his April 3rd column, Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana, Bruni, himself gay, recognizes that Christian beliefs are not necessarily grounded in hatred. The problem, he claims, is that, Beliefs ossified over centuries arent easily shaken. Bruni, for his part, wants to shake us free from our fossilized faith. According to Bruni, who evidences little or no understanding of how believers view the Scriptures (namely, as Gods inspired Word), if...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ONTOLOGISM, 04-07-15

    04/07/2015 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 04-07-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:ONTOLOGISMA theory that holds that each person has an immediate intuitive vision of God, and this vision is the source and ground of all other human knowledge. Originating with Platonic mysticism, the doctrine was first projected by Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), systematically organized by Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715), and developed by Vincenzo Gioberti (1801-52). It was condemned in 1861 as erroneous under Pius IX by the Congregation of the Inquisition. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMPANATION, 03-03-15

    04/03/2015 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-03-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:IMPANATION A heretical doctrine or theory of the Eucharist presence, taught by some of the Protestant Reformers. It claims that the words of consecration do not change bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. Rather the substance of bread and wine remains, along with some kind of indefinable presence of Christ. Originally taught by Osiander (1498-1552), a disciple of Luther, it was one of the many attempts of the Reformers to retain some kind of "real presence" in the Eucharist while denying transubstantiation. (Etym. Latin in-, in + panis, bread.) See Also:...
  • Robert Schuller dies at 88, but his legacy of false teachings lives on...[2 Peter 2:1]

    04/02/2015 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 138 replies
    Free Republic | 4/2/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. I am sad at the news of fellow Iowan Dr. Robert Schuller and pray for the comfort of the Lord on his family. However, I am very concerned for his soul. Dr. Robert Schuller was a prolific false teacher whose errant teachings destroyed thousands, if not millions (especially old ladies who could not drive to church who clung to...
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a blind and immoral position which rejects Gods gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KULTURKAMPF, 03-24-15

    03/24/2015 8:55:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-24-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:KULTURKAMPFA movement in Prussia, Bavaria, Hesse, and Baden to make the Catholic Church subject to the state and independent of Rome. Professor Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), the liberal scientist who named it, called it a struggle for civilization. Bismarck and Falk, the political leaders, were actively supported by the Church's enemies in and out of the German Parliament. Their aim was to destroy papal influence and build up a national church, strengthening Protestant power. Religious orders were forced by impossible laws to secularize their schools or leave the country. Clergy were fined or punished for practicing...
  • On the Great Void

    03/23/2015 5:08:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Radical Catholic ^ | March 23, 2015 | Radical Catholic
    A week ago today, Italian journalist and avowed atheist Eugenio Scalfari published an article containing notes from a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the article provoked some reactions in the Italian press, the rest of the world has been somewhat slow to register the publication and what it contains: Giuseppe Nardi reported on Scalfari's article on the 18th, and The Remnant blog picked up the story yesterday. This uncharacteristic sluggishness in reporting is not very surprising, as Scalfari's already dubious reputation among Catholics was irreparably damaged after the publication of similar notes from an interview last Summer which proved...
  • PopeWatch: Hell, Damnation and Pope Francis

    03/23/2015 4:37:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | March 23, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    [41] Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25: 41 Yet another fruit of Pope Francis policy of giving interviews and then never giving any sort of explanation after the feathers hit the fan. From Mahounds Paradise: On to the Scalfari piece. Its an editorial reflection in La Repubblica on what the journalist wants to see happen in the Church, so its not a new interview, per se. But he includes a part where he...
  • What comes after a Papal edict to teach and practice heresy and what do we do in the meantime?

    03/21/2015 6:07:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Hillary White wrote an article at the Remnant that I highly recommend reading, thinking and praying about. I dont have any answers for the questions I will pose below, but I think, with less than eight months to go before the next installment of the Synod to End the Family, now might be a good time to at least open the discussion: what do we do when the Cardinal Kaspers New Paradigm is officially in place? Simply put, can a Catholic in good conscience continue to attend a parish where the priest has agreed to go along with the New...
  • Meet the Oriental Orthodox Christians and Their Controversial Christology

    03/19/2015 1:25:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Taylormarshall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dr Taylor Marshall
    On planet earth there are about 70 million Orthodox Christians that are not in full communion with the Catholic Church (centered at Rome) or with the Eastern Orthodox (centered at Constantinople). These are the Oriental Orthodox Christians. They have all seven sacraments, revere the Mother of God and the saints, have a valid Eucharist, pray for the faithful departed, and have preserved a valid line of apostolic succession.Armenian Christians in the Miaphysite Tradition These Oriental Orthodox Christians do not accept the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451 which dogmatically defined that Christ is one divine Person with two natures (divine and human).Meet the...
  • Bergoliata or Scalfariade -- Scalfari's New Editorial With Pope Francis' Pearls

    03/19/2015 5:27:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | March 19, 2015 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The "interviews" by atheist and Freemason Eugenio Scalfari with Pope Francis have become as famous as infamous. On the 15th of March it was time again. Eugenio Scalfari has published in his house journal La Repubblica, an editorial about Pope Francis. He's cited actual or alleged statements which Pope Francis is said to have expressed in one of the conversations between the Catholic Church and head of the left, anti-clerical opinion makers. Scalfari would not be Scalfari, if he did not present himself in his editorial as the main interpreter of the Argentine Pope's thoughts and actions. This is only...
  • Pope Francis twists Scripture to promote heresy of false mercy

    03/17/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    From Rome ^ | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    In an incredible and shameless act of defiance to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis preached a blasphemous sermon this morning at Mass. Here is the Italian text, from Radio Vaticana: