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  • Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

    01/23/2019 6:56:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is “making us crazy” as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. Francis was asked by reporters about the proposed border wall Wednesday on the way to Panama, where he is looking to leave the sex abuse scandals buffeting his papacy behind. Francis responded: “It is the fear that makes us crazy.” The Roman Catholic Church’s first Latin American pope and the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, Francis has made...
  • Jay Is ‘Gay’ — And a Jesuit Wannabe

    01/09/2019 6:13:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/8/19 | Jim Russell
    Gay Jesuit candidate attacks 'ideological militants'Sometimes, the homosexual subculture in the Church and among the clergy isn't content to slink in the shadows. Sometimes, it narcissistically demands center stage, and it seizes the limelight with a ferocity that is best viewed as an upside-down parody of what true virtue really is. One would be hard-pressed to find a more complete example of this kind of unintended parody than in the social media presence of Jesuit order candidate R. Jay Pearson. Jay Pearson is as proudly and publicly "gay" as one can be. "My name is Jay, I am a Greek...
  • Jesuits name priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children, including in D.C. area

    12/17/2018 11:49:46 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/17/2018 | Julie Zauzmer
    The Maryland Province Jesuits, a Catholic religious order with priests serving throughout the Washington area and across eight states, released a list Monday of priests in the order who have been credibly accused of abusing children since the 1950s. The list includes five living Jesuits, three who left the order, and five who have died. “We are deeply sorry for the harm we have caused to victims and their families. We also apologize for participating in the harm that abuse has done to our Church, a Church that we love and that preaches God’s care for all, especially the most...
  • Gonzaga University Blocks Ben Shapiro Speech, Citing ‘Jesuit’ Values

    12/02/2018 6:20:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 65 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/30/18 | Lisa Bourne
    SPOKANE, Washington, November 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Gonzaga University has blocked a proposed speaking engagement for Ben Shapiro, saying it would be “contrary” to the school’s “Catholic/Jesuit mission and values.” Gonzaga Vice President of Student Development Judi Biggs Garbuio declined the College Republicans chapter’s request to book Shapiro to speak at the university, Campus Reform reports, citing in addition to the school’s “Catholic/Jesuit mission,” human dignity, solidarity with vulnerable people, and safety concerns, given the sort of protests that might accompany an appearance by the conservative, pro-life Jewish commentator. “Mr. Shapiro’s appearances routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and...
  • Priest credibly accused of child sex abuse was housed at Jesuit nursing home after abuse...

    12/01/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fox 8 Live ^ | November 30, 2018 | Kimbery Curth
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New information in FOX 8′s investigation of church sex abuse. We’ve learned a priest credibly accused of sex abuse at Jesuit High School in the 1970s was housed at a New York university after the abuse here allegedly happened. According to Fordham University the now deceased Corneilus Carr lived at a Jesuit nursing home near the school’s campus after he allegedly sexually abused a minor in New Orleans. In a statement to Fox 8, Bob Howe, Fordham’s Assistant Vice President for Communications, said “the University was not aware of the allegations against Father Carr until The...
  • Narcissistic prayer composed by LGBT activist Fr. James Martin sent to Catholics in mass mailing

    11/01/2018 2:20:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 31, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Narcissistic prayer composed by LGBT activist Fr. James Martin sent to Catholics in mass mailing October 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – America magazine has sent out a mass mailing containing a prayer composed by its “editor-at large,” LGBT activist Fr. James Martin, which captures so well the narcissistic pseudo-spirituality that sadly is plaguing so many among Catholic clergy today. The prayer, taken from Martin’s homosexualist book “Building a Bridge,” reads like one that could have been composed by the Saturday Night Live Character, “Stuart Smalley,” who famously stared at a mirror and said to himself, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough,...
  • Vatican May Keep Pro-Homosexual Priest as Univ. Rector, if Top Jesuit Vouches for His Orthodoxy

    10/30/2018 6:46:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/24/18 | Maike Hickson
    October 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Vatican specialists are reporting today that, according to their sources, the Vatican might well solve the ongoing dispute with the German Jesuit St. Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt by allowing Father Ansgar Wucherpfennig to remain its rector in spite of his public defense of homosexuality and female confessors. Father Arturo Sosa himself, the controversial Superior General of the Jesuit Order, might now be the one to vouch for the orthodoxy of Father Wucherpfennig. A few weeks ago, German media had made it public that Father Wucherpfennig did not receive the...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope Francis highlights “the three fundamental steps on the journey of faith”

    10/28/2018 6:45:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    America Magazine ^ | October 28, 2018 | Gerard O'Connell
    There are “three fundamental steps on the journey of faith: to listen, to be a neighbor, to bear witness,” Pope Francis said in his homily at the closing Mass for the synod on young people in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 28. He delivered his challenging homily about “the journey of faith,” as he concelebrated Mass with the 260 synod fathers from more than 130 countries. Also in attendance at Mass were the 36 young people from all continents who had actively participated in this historic event, and who processed into the basilica in front of the priests, bishops, cardinals...
  • San Francisco Jesuit church to host ‘Gay Men’s Chorus’

    10/24/2018 12:50:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 23, 2018 | California Catholic Daily
    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (image: Dawn Ennis/lgbtqnation.com) On Friday, October 26, the “San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus” is scheduled to perform at the Jesuit St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. The concert is part of a three-day event marking the chorus’ 40th Anniversary, one part of which is a “Drag Brunch” with transvestite Donna Sachet at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.This is not the only controversial event to have been hosted at St. Ignatius Church. At Mass on July 1, 2013, so-called ‘gay pride” Sunday, St. Ignatius’s current pastor, Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio, SJ, read a letter from his Seattle...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ

    10/17/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | October 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ “If you want to help me, act to carry forward the Council in the Church. And help me with your prayer. I need a lot of prayer”. So Francis responded to a young Jesuit who asked him how to support the Pope in his mission. Civiltà Cattolica published the transcript of the one-hour dialogue that took place in Vilnius with Jesuits from the Baltic countries during the recent papal visit.   “I don’t know what to ask for - Francis replied- but what we need to do today...
  • Georgetown Prep Fires Back at Allegations: Sexual Assault Not Tolerated at Kavanaugh's High School

    09/27/2018 10:36:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ media ^ | 09/27/2018 | Tyler O' Neill
    After psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her in high school, news reports have characterized the culture of Georgetown Preparatory School as "booze-soaked," even "misogynistic." Georgetown Prep, Kavanaugh's all-boys school, responded to these characterizations in a powerful statement on Wednesday. The school admitted that teaching young men to live lives of virtue is difficult, but denied the ugly insinuations that Georgetown Prep has fostered a bad culture of drunkenness and sexual assault. "The temptations, and the failings, presented in these stories are not unique to Georgetown Prep. The problems and abuses...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Jesuit Accuses Ohio Prosecutor of Grave Sin for Seeking Death Penalty

    08/24/2018 1:56:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 23, 2018 | David Nussman
    CINCINNATI, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Jesuit priest in Rome is accusing an Ohio prosecutor of grave sin for seeking the death penalty for a convicted serial killer.  Father Paul Mueller, superior of the Jesuit community at the Vatican Observatory, wrote a letter to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters accusing him of violating Catholic teaching on capital punishment. "The teaching of the Church is clear: In defending society against evil, it is morally unacceptable to make use of the evil of the death penalty," claimed Mueller. He went on to accuse Deters of the sin of pride and advised him to "chat with a good confessor."...
  • [Catholic Caucus] US priest speaks up for Church's gay 'parish pariahs'

    08/23/2018 7:48:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2018 | AFP
    "What has changed is the (Bergolio's) tone, approach and language," he (Martin) said."His five most famous words may be 'Who am I to judge?,' which were first said in response to a question about gay priests, and were later expanded to include all gays."Francis is the first pope, for that matter, to even use the word 'gay'."Martin continued: "I would not categorise him as a 'progressive' but simply as a compassionate man."Pope Francis is trying to reach out to those on the margins both in society -- refugees, migrants, the poor -- and in the Church."And in the Church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Jesuit Supports Murdering Babies – Bishop Plays Scandal Down

    07/17/2018 4:48:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 17, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Jesuit Supports Murdering Babies – Bishop Plays Scandal Down Jesuit Father Mario Serrano demonstrated on July 15 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) at a leftwing march to legalise abortion. Serrano called the killing of children on Twitter (July 13, 15) a “just cause” stating that during the march he felt “close to the Jesus who loves, accompanies and does not condemn people in extreme situations” [including pedophiles, rassists and terrorists?]. Auxiliary bishop Jesús Castro Marte of Santo Domingo called Serrano’s statement a “private position”. Talking to Diario Libre (July 15), the bishop only asked Serrano to “reflect on what he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin rebuked after urging Catholics to support LGBT Pride

    06/05/2018 2:26:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There’s no need for Catholics to shy way from gay pride month, according to Father James Martin, because the fundamental purpose of the events related to these celebrations is to allow LGBT people to be proud of who they are after years of persecution. Martin’s tweets, coming early on the morning of June 2, follow a tweet from Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, the preceding afternoon of June 1 about how Catholics should be wary of pride month events. Bishop Tobin cautioned Catholics about pride month events – which are often...
  • Masked men attack Jesuit University in Nicaragua (Left Attacks Jesuits!?)

    05/29/2018 5:32:34 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    America (Jesuit review) ^ | May 29, 2018 | Antonio De Loera-Brust
    In this April 24, 2018 photo, demonstrators protest in honor of those who have died during anti-government protests in Managua, Nicaragua. Since protests directed at the Sandinista government in Nicaragua began in April, the Jesuit-run University of Central America has been a hub of student activism and, as a result, a target of violence. On Sunday, Father Jose Alberto Idiaquez, S.J., the rector of U.C.A., condemned the latest attack on his university as government-sponsored. In a statement addressed to the Nicaraguan people, Father Idiaquez announced that U.C.A.’s campus in Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua was attacked on May 27 at...
  • [Catholic Caucus] REPORT CARD: Jesuits Escape from ‘Catholic identity’; ...

    05/29/2018 11:35:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | May 25, 2018 | Matt Archbold
    Jesuits don’t have to worry about ‘Catholic identity’ at public universitiesWith many Jesuit colleges and universities struggling to find enough Jesuits to fill roles, Fr. Jack Bentz, S.J.  wrote a counter-intuitive piece for America Magazine arguing that the Jesuit order, which is seeking a boost in vocations, should increasingly minister at public universities which typically have larger student bodies.One of the advantages to foregoing Catholic education, according to Fr. Bentz, is that campus ministers don’t have to worry about things like “Catholic identity.” In fact, Fr. Bentz says he has found “greater freedom to serve the students” at Boise State...
  • [Cath Caucus] Italian Archbishop Writes Preface to Book on LGBT Issues in Catholic Church

    An Italian archbishop has written the preface to the Italian edition of Fr. James Martin, S.J.’s book on LGBT issues in the Church, Building a Bridge. Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna wrote the preface for book, in Italian titled Un Ponte de Costruire.  America Magazine published an English translation of the preface, which can be read by clicking here.The archbishop said Martin’s book was “useful for encouraging dialogue, as well as reciprocal knowledge and understanding.” He also affirmed Martin’s decision to refer to LGBT people with the terms they use to call themselves  (e.g., lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender), saying it was “a necessary step...
  • [Catholic Caucus] James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

    05/20/2018 9:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Joseph Sciambra.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope Francis and the victims of Chilean Catholic sex-offender priest Fernando Karadima. One of the men abused by the priest, former seminarian Juan Carlos Cruz, described his meeting with Pope Francis. Jesuit priest James Martin posted a link to the interview on his social media accounts which included a translation of one comment made by the Pope to Cruz: In his recently published book, “Building...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Vatican advisor Fr. James Martin: They called me ‘sexy’ at Met Gala

    05/10/2018 4:53:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    NEW YORK, New York, May 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. James Martin, a Vatican advisor and Jesuit priest who has established himself as an advocate of LGBT causes, tweeted from the Met Gala on Monday that a fellow attendee told him “I love that you got dressed up as a sexy priest.” Martin listed other comments he received, including, “Funky outfit,” “I love your costume,” and “Is that, like, for real?” in reference to his priestly suit and collar. Martin also “praise[d]” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York City, for attending the event, opining that it “was wonderful that the local...