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  • Questioning Same-Sex "Marriage?" - Blame the leaders of the Catholic Church!

    For my non-Catholic readers you may find that title surprising, for some of my Catholic readers you may find it scandalous. However I suspect most of you will know exactly what it means. As you know by now, the Supreme Court of the United States of America in a 5-4 vote decided that two men or two women have the constitutional right to enter into a legal marriage. What a lie. What utter poppycock. As for the comments by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' President, you're a little late. You did this. You and your colleagues and your...
  • How Should Christians Respond to the Court's Decision on Marriage?

    06/27/2015 11:33:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 26, 2015 | Daniel P. Horan
    “The joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the women and men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ” ("Gaudium et Spes," no. 1). With this now-famous line, the Second Vatican Council opened its “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World” (1965). This passage immediately came to mind this morning as I heard of the U. S. Supreme Court decision (Obergefell v. Hodges) that upheld the constitutional right to same-sex marriage. My personal response was...
  • LGBT group backed by Cardinal to march in London’s huge ‘gay pride’ parade

    06/27/2015 7:22:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News | June 26, 2015 | Life Site News Staff
    LONDON, June 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- An LGBT group for Catholics supported by Britain’s most influential cardinal will participate as a registered group at a major ‘gay pride’ event this weekend. Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols says LGBT Catholics Westminster is hoping it will serve as an “opportunity for evangelization,” but also notes that they “arranged independently” to march in the event. The group’s leader, ex-priest Martin Prendergast, has been in a homosexual civil partnership with Julian Filochowski, the former head of Cafod, since 2006. Cafod is the official bishops’ conference charity for overseas development. Prendergast has claimed on film that...
  • Pope Francis Will Meet with LGBT Leader During July Visit to Paraguay

    06/15/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 80 replies
    BuzzFeed News via New Ways Ministry Blog Bondings 2.0 ^ | June 11, 2015 BuzzFeed News | J. Lester Feder BuzzFeed News Francis DeBernardo
    When Pope Francis travels to Paraguay in July, one of the meetings he will have will include a married gay man. It is the first known public meeting that the pope will have with a gay or lesbian person who is legally married. What’s more, the individual is a leading gay activist: Simón Cazal, executive director of the Paraguayan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY (“We Are Gay”). Cazal married another gay activist, Sergio López, in Argentina in 2012. Simón Cazal (left) with his husband, Sergio López, at their civil marriage ceremony in Argentina. Buzzfeed.com broke the story about this meeting, noting...
  • Professor from secret Rome meeting on Synod urges Church to accept gay unions

    06/06/2015 5:42:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Maike Hickson
    On May 29, 2015, not long after the controversial private Rome meeting organized by liberal members of the German, French, and Swiss Bishops' Conferences, one of its participants and speakers, Prof. Schockenhoff, has given an interview in Germany to the radio of the Archdiocese of Cologne, called domradio.de. In it, he made two important statements. First, he is cautious about the possibility of bringing about a liberal reform at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family; secondly, he restated his revolutionary position concerning the acceptance of same-sex relationships. When asked what his expectations about the upcoming Synod are, Schockenhoff...
  • Western culture can’t be renewed until it gets sexual act right: Cardinal Burke in Ottawa

    06/06/2015 5:18:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    Addressing the crisis of culture during his first visit to Canada’s national capital, Cardinal Raymond Burke stressed that defending human life and promoting natural marriage is the foundation of any truly human culture. The West’s preoccupation with death and destruction will not be “transform[ed]” until the “truth about the conjugal union [is proclaimed] in its fullness,” he said. “The defense and promotion of human life and of marriage and the family is at the foundation of a Christian culture, and indeed, of any viable human culture,” he told about 330 people gathered at Ottawa’s Conference and Event Center to celebrate...
  • What Were We Thinkin’… in 1967?

    06/02/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 30 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/2/15 | Bob Parks
    Can anyone imagine what Mike Wallace (given his politically incorrect tendencies) and CBS News would endure via social media had this special come out today, given how many of what are now deemed stereotypes have come to fruition?
  • Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’

    06/01/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 167 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 6/1/15 | By Maggie Coughlan
    Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’ By Maggie Coughlan Meet “her.” Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. “Call me Caitlyn,” the cover reads, revealing the former Olympian’s preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Jenner, 65, poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. Jenner reflects on the decision to transition from male to female in the cover story penned by “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger.
  • Smoke And Wolves Inside The Church

    05/30/2015 9:56:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    In a post of mine three weeks ago, I touched upon several avenues by which the smoke of Satan is entering into the Catholic Church. In this post, I'll deal with several of these avenues. First we look at the various partnerships that the Vatican has struck with those opposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ (fifth bullet point). Caritas is reputedly the main social organization inside the Vatican. Yet as the Lepanto Institute and other organizations have pointed out, Caritas has been funding and even directing socialist organizations in their promotions of abortion, contraception, marxism etc. Lepanto has discovered...
  • Ireland is worse than the pagans for legalising gay marriage, says senior cardinal (Raymond Burke)

    05/30/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The Tablet ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Backler, Liz Dodd
    Ireland has gone further than paganism and “defied God” by legalising gay marriage, one of the Church’s most senior cardinals has said. Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently moved from a senior role in the Vatican to be patron of the Order of Malta, told the Newman Society, Oxford University’s Catholic Society, last night that he struggled to understand “any nation redefining marriage”. Visibly moved, he went on: “I mean, this is a defiance of God. It’s just incredible. Pagans may have tolerated homosexual behaviours, they never dared to say this was marriage.” A total of 1.2 million people voted...
  • Cardinal Kasper defends Ireland’s gay ‘marriage’ decision

    05/30/2015 9:13:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/29/2015 | Maike Hickson
    The grave effects of Ireland’s May 22 referendum in favor of a same-sex “marriages,” not only for the secular world, but also especially for the Catholic Church, are showing themselves already. None other than the leading cardinal who has promoted the liberal agenda for the two-part Synod of Bishops on the Family, Cardinal Walter Kasper, has now come out publicly and with force, telling the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the Church needs to address more fully the question of same-sex couples. This topic was at the last Synod “only a marginal topic, but now it becomes central,” Kasper...
  • Pro-homosexual Dominican, appointed as Consulter to Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

    05/18/2015 5:21:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 5/16/15 | John Vennari
    CFN Intro: One cannot help but wonder if Pope Francis is a calculating enemy of the faith, or hideously incompetent due to his modernist mindset. Neither of the two are praiseworthy qualities. Francis continually manifests himself as a destroyer, particularly by his benevolent promotion of those who attack the most basic precepts of Catholic morality and natural law. Oremus - j. vennari
  • Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage(to defy gay rights courts)

    05/12/2015 7:06:48 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 59 replies
    aol news ^ | May 12th 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Racing both a U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and legislative deadlines, Texas Republicans pushed ahead Tuesday toward putting the state at the forefront of resistance if same-sex weddings are ruled constitutional. Nearly every Republican in the Texas House is backing a measure that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Less than three weeks remain in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session, and the bill must clear the House by midnight Thursday to advance. If signed by Abbott, the bill would aim to defy the Supreme Court if...
  • JESUIT-FUNDED QUEER SUMMIT TELLS STUDENTS TO CONSIDER DITCHING MONOGAMY

    04/10/2015 11:36:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 7, 2015 | Matt Lamb
    A Jesuit university is hosting an “LGBTQIA college summit” this weekend that will not only affirm the sexual identities of queer students, but encourage them to consider ditching monogamy altogether. The agenda for Loyola University-Chicago’s “Qmunity!” doesn’t spell out exactly what each workshop will delve into – and organizers remain tight-lipped – but the titles give some clues. Beyond workshops that link queer identity to other activism, such as feminism and “racial and economic justice,” students will hear about “bisexual/pansexual” and “poly/non-monogamous” identities. Those two workshops, as are most of the other workshops, are led or co-led by Loyola students....
  • Hands Up, Don't Discriminate Against Gays!

    04/01/2015 4:13:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Happy National Hate Week! Today, we're all hating on Indiana. Who will be the left's Emmanuel Goldstein next week? Evidently, the sole function of the media these days is to subject the public to a steady stream of manufactured events: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"; nuclear power kills; Lena Dunham's rape by a college conservative at Oberlin; the "mattress girl" raped at Columbia University; Jon Stewart is funny; a fraternity gang-rape at the University of Virginia; and a law protecting religious freedom will lead to separate water fountains for gays in Indiana. The whole country has to keep being dragged through...
  • (Catholic) Religious Superiors Call for Rethinking about Gay Couples ... [Catholic Caucus]

    03/29/2015 9:24:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | March 28, 2015 | Bob Shine
    Germany’s religious superiors of men’s and women’s communities released a statement that calls for a more expansive understanding of sexuality and, specifically, a rethinking of the church’s treatment of same-gender couples. Meanwhile, the U.S.’s Cardinal Raymond Burke compared these couples to “kind murderers” in his most recent interview. The German Conference of Religious Superiors prepared the eight-page statement for that nation’s bishops as part of their broader preparations for the upcoming Synod of Bishops. In it, the 430 superiors, who represent the country’s 22,800 religious, note that most lesbian and gay people feel unwelcome. The National Catholic Reporter quoted from...
  • Diocese of Sodom and Gomorra

    03/24/2015 4:54:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 56 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 24, 2015
    In an eight page document in preparation for the Synod on the Family the diocese of Essen, Germany, has asked the Vatican to elaborate a “Rite for the blessing of same-sex-couples”, to de facto abolish the indissolubility of marriage, to accept adultery and to allow artificial birth control. According to the document, blessing of practiced homosexuality would be a – quote – “sign of justice” and “non-discrimination”.
  • Holy Father: Why have you allowed this man to take possession of his Cathedra?

    03/23/2015 4:21:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | 3/23/2015
    Only days after stripping the disgraced pervert Cardinal, Keith O'Brien of his title and power and sending him to retire quietly in a £200,000 cottage, Pope Francis; amidst the outrage of the people of the Diocese of Osorno in Chile has permitted another bishop to take his Cathedra - a man implicated in the scandal of sodomy and perversion and the abuse of three men from the time they were boys. Is this to be considered another "who am I to judge" episode as with Msgr. Ricca appointed to a high position within the Vatican Bank? If so, then the...
  • A Battle Cry for the Ordinary Synod: Defend the Family -

    03/22/2015 9:19:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family. Catholics need to prepare to fight the attempts to attack the indissolubility of marriage. It's clear that many of the enemies of marriage are inside the Church. And so, Church Militant, you need to prepare to fight. Battle Cry for the Ordinary Synod: Defend the Family By Mary Ann Kreitzer The Ordianary Synod on the Family is scheduled next October...
  • DO CATHOLIC LEADERS BELIEVE IN SIN ANYMORE?

    03/20/2015 6:01:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jim Sedlak
    If Catholic leaders do still believe in sin, many sure don’t act like it. A secular dictionary defines sin as “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains the following definition in paragraph 1850: Sin is an offense against God. . . . Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience, a revolt against God through the will to become “like gods,” knowing and determining good and evil. Sin is thus “love of oneself even to...
  • Pope Francis approved family synod’s controversial mid-term report before publication: synod chief

    01/29/2015 6:06:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 29, 2015 | Hillary White and Patric B Craine
    The lead organizer of the Vatican’s Synod on the Family has revealed that Pope Francis approved the controversial mid-term report from the meeting before it was published. Until now, Pope Francis’ role in the document’s publication has been left to conjecture. The Relatio post disceptationem, as it is called, was intended as a provisional summary of the debate from the Synod’s first week. But after it was released it was strongly criticized by numerous Synod fathers, including Cardinals Raymond Burke, Gerhard Muller, George Pell, and Wilfrid Napier, some publicly and some behind meeting doors. Some critics have even described it...
  • Governor Cuomo Proposes Regulations to Have Medicaid Cover "Transgender Care and Services"

    01/26/2015 11:23:43 PM PST · by ubipetrusest · 5 replies
    Governor's Press Office ^ | December 17, 2014 | Governor's Press Office
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new regulations to include transgender health care services under New York State’s Medicaid program. The proposed regulations provide treatment for hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.... New York will join California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington D.C., which cover transgender health care through their Medicaid programs. In May, the federal government also ended its decades-long exclusion of coverage for certain services related to gender transition under Medicare. The introduction of this Medicaid regulation follows last week’s announcement that New York State law requires private health insurance companies to cover transgender health care on the...
  • Francis welcomes in private audience same-sex "couple": transexual "former woman" and "wife"

    01/26/2015 6:13:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 75 replies
    Rorate Cael ^ | 1/26/15 | New Catholic
    Spanish periodical Hoy reveals the private meeting in the Vatican of "Diego" Neria Lejárraga, a woman from Plasencia, Spain, and her "wife". Excerpts: The Blessed Encounter between Francis and Diego The Pope welcomed Saturday in the Vatican a Plasencia native who has felt outside the Church since he [sic] was submitted to a gender-reassignment surgery ... "I would have never dared before, but with Pope Francis, yes; after hearing him in so many interventions, I felt that he would listen to me." Diego Neria Lejárraga is a 48-yearold native of Plasencia [Western Spain], who was received on Saturday [January 24]...
  • Cardinal Marx on Francis, the Synod, Women in the Church and Gay Relationships

    01/23/2015 10:44:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    America Magazine ^ | January 22, 2015 | Luke Hansen S.J.
    It is very important that the synod does not have the spirit of “all or nothing.” It is not a good way. The synod cannot have winners and losers. That is not the spirit of the synod. The spirit of the synod is to find a way together, not to say, “How can I find a way to bring my position through?” Rather: “How can I understand the other position, and how can we together find a new position?” That is the spirit of the synod.
  • The Best Catholic LGBT News of 2014

    12/31/2014 10:54:20 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | 12/31/14 | Francis DeBernardo
    As the year 2014 comes to a close, Bondings 2.0 takes a look back at the worst and the best news in the Catholic LGBT world. If you want to keep up-to-date on the latest news about the ups and downs of the relationship between the Catholic Church and the LGBT community, please consider subscribing to this blog. To do so, enter your email address in the “Follow blog via email” box at the top of the column on the right-hand side of this page, and press “Follow.” You will then receive an email every time the blog is updated,...
  • (Catholic) Bishop demands church recognition of homosexual relationships

    12/28/2014 1:45:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | December 28, 2014 | Christopher Gillibrand
    The Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonny advocates an ecclesiastical recognition of homosexual relationships. The dogma that the Catholic Church can only accept male-female relationships, he put in question in an interview with this newspaper. "There should be a diversity of recognition forms." With his plea Bonny, is one of the first church leaders who attacks the absolute monopoly of the male-female marriage. "We have to look inside the church for a formal recognition of the relationality which is also present in many gay couples. As a variety of legal frameworks in society exist for partners, he wants to instate a...
  • Peter Pan, Queer Icon

    12/04/2014 9:32:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 4, 2014 | Shannon Keating
    Since Peter Pan’s first adventures to Neverland in 1904, by way of the Duke of York’s Theatre in London, his story has been retold in countless variations on stage, page, and screen. More recent versions, including tonight's Peter Pan Live! on NBC, have been rewritten in attempts to unburden the text of its disturbing racial stereotypes. Peter himself has also been reincarnated many times over. Where his Edwardian roots cast him as an impish child, still with all his baby teeth, contemporary storytellers envision a prepubescent boy physically and emotionally tottering on the edge of teenagedom—that stepping stone to adulthood...
  • Black Pope: "There can be more Christian Love in An Irregular Pair,...

    10/09/2014 6:02:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Giacomo Galeazzi of Vatican Insider
    (Rome) Giacomo Galeazzi of Vatican Insider conducted an interview with Father Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the approximately 18,000 Jesuits worldwide. The General of the Jesuits provost is also called "Black Pope" because of the contrast to the white robe of the Pope, while the Jesuits have no habit, but wear the cassock of secular priests. At least that's the theory. But above all, for a fourth vow, the Jesuits owe allegiance to the Pope. "There can be a more Christian love in an irregular pair, than in one that was married in the Church," Nicolas said at the beginning...
  • Virginia delegate slams Dolan in letter to Apostolic Nuncio

    09/13/2014 1:22:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9-12-14 | Tantumblogo
    Reader TM sent me a link to the following letter sent by Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall to Archbishop Carlo Vignano, Apostolic Nuncio of the United States. Who knows how that letter will be received, what with the new focus on “mercy” cum indifference, but the author has requested that this letter be shared as widely as possible, and I agree with the concerns expressed therein. Some excerpts: New York’s Cardinal Dolan, appointed as Grand Marshal of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, praised the decision to allow an openly gay group to march in the St. Patrick’s...
  • Parade Organizer - Pope made me do it

    09/06/2014 6:26:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 09/05/14 | Patrick Archbold
    This is the stupid apostate world we live in. The organizer of the St. Patrick's day parade who has include a gay identity group and is currently accepting applications from pro-abortion groups said this ridiculous thing. O’Reilly told CNA said the parade policy was changed due to Catholic teaching “about showing compassion and understanding to groups that don’t agree with all the Church’s teachings.” “I think, in part, the tone is changing within the Church, and I think Pope Francis has spoken about this, and Cardinal Dolan did last night,” O’Reilly said. “There is a sense among many Catholic leaders...
  • Dolan once again proves himself a huge disappointment

    09/05/2014 1:48:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/05/14 | tantumblogo
    How did Cardinal Dolan ever acquire a reputation for seeming orthodoxy? He’s about as orthodox a Catholic as Katherine Jefferts Schori. And it seems if there is any crowd to be played to, any group to be appeased (save, of course, for faithful Catholics), Dolan is ever ready to surrender to the demands of the world, no matter how craven he appears, no matter how great the scandal he gives, in so doing. Of course, his short little Archie Bunker clone attack dog will always be there yipping at his heels a chorus of unwavering if incoherent support. Pathetic: The...
  • Let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.'

    07/30/2014 6:55:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 7/30/14 | New Catholic
    Do you all remember Cardinal Hummes? Yes, the Pope's greatest friend in the College of Cardinals, the Franciscan who inspired the papal name "Francis", the man who was right by the Pope's side in the loggia in the memorable evening of his election. As an emeritus, his influence is obviously a more understated one. Anyway, he granted an extensive interview days ago (July 27) to a paper in his native Brazil, and the answers are just remarkable, particularly this one, on same-sex "marriages": If Jesus were alive today, would he be in favor of gay marriage? I don't know, I...
  • Radical Synod Planned for October

    07/26/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | Went to press for August 25, 2014 | John Vennari
    The three most radical proposals are: 1) A new “pastoral solution” to allow divorce and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion; 2) A new “pastoral approach” that permits the baptism of children from same-sex couples, thus indirectly legitimizing these unions; 3) A recasting of natural law in “new language”, which threatens to undermine our entire ethical foundation of true morality. Indeed the Synod’s Working Document further displays the triumph of the New Theology over today’s Vatican; the same new theology that wrought havoc at Vatican II and continues its destructive path to this day.
  • Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers

    07/21/2014 4:08:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    AP viaYouTube ^ | March 21, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama held a signing ceremony for an executive order that will prohibit employment discrimination against those workers by the federal government and its contracting agencies
  • Federal judge rules Idaho gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    05/13/2014 9:18:52 PM PDT · by Domandred · 62 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | May 13, 2014 | CYNTHIA SEWELL AND KRISTIN RODINE
    BOISE — Same-sex couples could flood county courthouses Friday morning, seeking to exercise a newly declared right to marry in Idaho. A Tuesday evening ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale striking down Idaho’s 2006 constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage takes effect at 9 a.m. Friday. Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/13/3183291/judge-rules-idaho-gay-marriage.html?sp=/99/1687/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
  • Pope Francis Kisses Hand of Aberrosexual Activist

    05/09/2014 5:26:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 58 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Friday, May 9, 2014 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Vatican) Two days ago, the Salesians of Don Michele De Paolis was received by Pope Francis on May 6. The 93 years old priest concelebrated Holy Mass in the morning with the Pope in the guest house Santa Marta. The founder and now the Honorary President of Emmaus Community in the Apulian city of Foggia then met for "a few minutes" with the Pope At the end the Pope kissed his visitor's hand. The scene has been a bit irritating and in itself bizarre. What Pope actually kisses people on the hand? Don De Paolis and his companion gave the...
  • JESUIT CREATIVITY IN THE VATICAN: Is Francis sending mixed messages about marriage?

    04/13/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 12, 2014 | Marielena Montesino de Stuart
    Francis is like a walk through London. You never know what to expect. But are his latest words on marriage based on his "Jesuit creativity"?
  • A Comment on Argentina’s Uncharitable Baptism

    04/09/2014 5:53:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    DavidLGrayInfo.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | David L. Gray
    There was a well-reported Baptism of an Argentinian child, Umma Azul, that took place last Saturday, April 5, 2014. Umma’s mother, Soledad Ortiz happens to be ‘married’ to a woman named Carina Villarroel. Having never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, these women are not in full communion with the Catholic Church. The chosen Godmother of Umma is Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, who signed Argentina’s homosexual-marriage legislation into law in 2010. Fernandez is also a strong proponent of birth control and surgical abortion. She considers herself to be a Roman Catholic. Despite serious concerns raised in the weeks that preceded the...
  • The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word (Homosexual)

    03/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To most ears, it probably sounds inoffensive. A little outdated and clinical, perhaps, but innocuous enough: homosexual. But that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative. “ ‘Homosexual’ has the ring of ‘colored’ now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasn’t been recuperated in the same way,” said George Chauncey, a Yale professor of history and an author who studies gay and lesbian culture. Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word “gay” in...
  • "Who am I to judge" forces Nigerian Bishops' Conference President to explain himself

    03/23/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/22/2014 | New Catholic
    Archbishop Kaigama, once again (see here and here) you and your fellow Bishops of the Martyr-Church of Nigeria stand with the Catholic saints and prophets of all times and places, with the firm and unswerving moral teaching of the Church of all ages: thank you for your witness. The universal Church cannot hinder but instead must help the Church in Nigeria in its struggle to present and teach the unchanging truth of the Catholic Magisterium. “It is a mischievous and faulty generalization to reason that because we resist same-sex ‘marriage’ we differ from our Pope who said: ‘If a person...
  • Homosexuality? De facto unions? "Time to open up to diversity," says Italian archbishop

    03/13/2014 12:18:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 67 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/11/14 | New Catholic
    Yesterday, the Archbishop of Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) received a group of religion journalists for his annual chat, and the talk was moderated by a famous Vaticanist in Italian public television and radio network RAI, Raffaele Luise. The evening concluded with a debate in depth on the matter of homosexuality. Both Luise and the archbishop praise, in substance, the opening of the Church regarding gays and de facto couples. Particularly for Luise, it is necessary on this theme, "a cultural revolution, that contemplates the fact that homosexuality is not a deviancy, but a human attitude, and not just that, considering that...
  • Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!"

    03/10/2014 3:56:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/08/2014 | New Catholic
    "Who am I to judge?" makes a triumphant entry in the American subset of the College of Cardinals, in an interview granted to the highest-rated political debate program on US television, to be broadcast tomorrow: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised University of Missouri football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay, saying he would not judge the athlete for his sexual orientation. "Good for him," Dolan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "I would have no sense of judgment on him," Dolan continued. "God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same...
  • United Nations commends Francis for his "progressive" views of homosexual Catholic clergy

    02/08/2014 11:59:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 7, 2014 | Marielena Montesino de Stuart
    Case in point: Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, concelebrated a Mass with Francis during a recent visit to Rome – and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Papal Foundation. Mahony actively posts his proclamations on Twitter and on his blog, as if nothing has happened – in spite of the fact that he was at the center of one of the most scandalous and expensive series of sexual abuse legal settlements, in the Church's history.
  • Peter and the Sax Player

    01/27/2014 6:29:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | Monday, January 27, 2014 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Rumours of revolution are swirling through the streets of Rome and the frescoed halls of Vatican City. Doctrinal conservatism is out —compassion is in. Ten months into his papacy, Pope Francis is setting in motion what looks like seismic change in the Catholic Church, although the outcome of this revolution is difficult to predict…. Francis, it seems, has a three-pronged strategy: He's leveraging his public media appeal to realign the overall “message” of the church; he’s dismantling a dysfunctional Curia; and he’s rebuilding a new kind of Church. Revolution, si. True reform and restoration, no. Concerning the curial “gay mafia”...
  • Study: Smoking While Pregnant May Lead To Gay Babies

    01/21/2014 3:01:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jan 21, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Smoking while pregnant has been shown to cause delayed growth, low birth weight, and premature delivery, but now an Amsterdam University professor is claiming that smoking and undergoing stress during pregnancy for a developing fetus can in fact impact the child’s sexual orientation, reports The Sunday Times. According to neuroscientist Dr. Dick Swaab, pre-birth exposure to nicotine can increase the chances of girls becoming lesbian or bisexual and drinking or drug taking can lower a child’s IQ. The researcher also surmised that a boy with several older brothers has a higher chance of being gay possibly because the development of...
  • Another member of the G-8 cardinals: “Church has never been against….homosexuality”

    12/13/2013 6:26:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 12/11/2013 | tantamergo
    Tancred has really done some good work today, digging up some very relevant info for all Catholics to consider and pray about. The latest involves the Indian Supreme Court vacating a lower court judgment making homosexual acts legal in India. The court’s decision means homosexual acts remain illegal, as they have been throughout the world for hundreds of years, until recently. This decision should be seen by Catholics as something of a small victory. But, a member of the group of 8 “super” cardinals advising Pope Francis, a Cardinal Gracias, was not pleased. According to Asianews and the German site...
  • Model gay adoptive ‘fathers’ sexually abused 6-year-old for years: offered him to pedophile ring

    07/03/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Australian media covered the adoption of Adam by the gay men, describing the two men as happy, loving fathers. On July 14, 2010, when Adam was 5 years old, ABC Far North Queensland broadcast a story titled "Two dads are better than one" which stated Photo: GINGER GORMAN/ABC FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND SYDNEY, July 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Police in Australia have described as "depraved" the case of a six-year-old boy who was sexually abused by his adoptive homosexual "fathers" and other men who were part of an international child-porn syndicate known as the Boy Lovers network.  Authorities in Australia and...
  • Gay couple sexually abused adopted Russian boy for years

    07/01/2013 10:34:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    RT ^ | 7-1-2013
    An American pedophile has been convicted to 40 years in prison for years of sexual abuse of adopted Russian boy. His boyfriend from New Zealand who assisted in meticulously recording acts of sexual offence is going on trial at home. Two members of the pedophile porn exchange ring Boy Lovers network, Mark J. Newton, 42 and his long-term partner Peter Truong, 36, were busted in 2011 on suspicion that they were sexually molesting their son, born to Russian mother in 2005. A US judge in Indianapolis has imposed maximum sentence on American-born Mark J. Newton, 42, for sexual exploit of...
  • Lucky Charms Goes Gay

    07/01/2013 12:25:42 PM PDT · by YourAdHere · 106 replies
    Lucky Charms won’t just be at the end of the rainbow anymore. It’ll be right up in front, toeing the line for gay activists and their agenda. According to The Huffington Post, General Mills just announced that Lucky Charms – with little rainbow marshmallows – will be the face for a new gay pride campaign, called #LuckyToBe. “General Mills has come out in support of the gay community for Pride,” wrote HuffPo’s Christopher Rudolph, “and what better way to show their love than with the Lucky Charms marshmallow rainbow?” The new gay-agenda campaign “encourages people with Pride to tweet and...
  • During Pride month, Obama nominates a total of 5 gay men as ambassadors

    07/01/2013 1:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    SDGLN ^ | June 22, 2013
    <p>During LGBT Pride Month, President Barack Obama has now nominated five gay men to ambassador posts around the world.</p> <p>Late Friday, Obama nominated John Berry to be ambassador to Australia, and James “Wally” Brewster Jr. to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic.</p>