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  • American Jesuits Are in a Free Fall, and the Crisis is Getting Worse

    10/25/2016 7:22:46 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | July 29, 2016 | Patrick Reilly
    Excitement is building for Jesuits worldwide as their general congregation to elect a new superior general is quickly approaching this fall. The election presents an important opportunity for them to reflect on the future of the Society of Jesus — and to address serious concerns. Even under a Jesuit Pope, the order suffers from a steady decline in membership, dissent and moral confusion within its ranks, and a widening gulf between many Jesuit universities and the Church. Perhaps that’s why there has been so much attention lately to the announcement that 20 new Jesuit priests were ordained this year in...
  • New Jesuit Superior: a Marxist Revolutionary

    10/25/2016 6:15:04 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Choosing-Him ^ | October 21, 2016
    Hours after Cardinal Bergoglio was elected Pope, Rorate was the first to bring you inside information from Argentina on what to expect (The Horror: A Buenos Aires Journalist describes Bergoglio). Now, Rorate, surrounded by friends around the globe, has been contacted by a Venezuelan source, eager to tell the world what exactly to expect of the new Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (the Pope's own religious society), Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, based on his experience in his native land, now wrecked by the Socialism brought on, in great measure, by Marxist "Catholics". In reality, the current situation in Venezuela,...
  • Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Elected 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus

    10/18/2016 1:00:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies ^ | October 14, 2016
    Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, of Venezuela was elected the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus at the Jesuits’ General Congregation 36 (GC 36) today in Rome. Fr. Sosa is the first Latin American Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church. Fr. Sosa, Delegate of the General for the International Houses and Works of the Society of Jesus in Rome, was elected by 212 Jesuit electors at the General Congregation, the supreme governing body of the Society, which is currently being held at the Jesuit Curia,...
  • New Black Pope With Marxist Past -- New Jesuit General Superior Elected

    10/18/2016 10:16:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 18, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The new "Black Pope" is a Venezuelan. The Society of Jesus (Societas Jesu), better known as the Jesuits, elected Fr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal on Friday, October 14th, as the new religious superior, which the Jesuits officially call the Father General. The Vaticanist, Sandro Magister, drew attention to the Marxist past of the new General, after learning of the election.
  • Tim Kaine's Catholic Mutiny

    10/07/2016 9:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberal Catholic candidates for public office such as Democratic nominee for vice president Tim Kaine often proclaim their Catholic identity to curry favor with this constituency, but when it comes to practicing the doctrines of their faith often are what are called “cafeteria Catholics”. They pick and chooses from what they might call the “Ten Suggestions”, particularly when it comes to a woman’s “right to choose”. Unfortunately for Tim Kaine and fellow cafeteria devotees, there is no right to choose on what are called “doctrines of the church”, even if he seems to think so. On the issue of same-sex...
  • Kaine, Where Is Thy Brother?

    10/07/2016 6:35:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | John Smirak
    This year we mourned the death of Elie Wiesel, eyewitness, survivor, and chronicler of the Holocaust. His first book, Night, was published thanks to the lobbying of Catholic novelist Francois Mauriac, the greatest French writer of the last century. (Do read this wrenching account of the meeting between the battered young Jewish refugee and the grand old man of letters.) Mauriac lived through the hateful politics of the 1920s and 30s, and the Nazi occupation—throughout which he aided the Resistance. And Mauriac bore witness to the various shades of evil that had allowed so many of his countrymen, patriotic Frenchmen...
  • Tim Kaine’s Radical Roots in Honduras

    10/05/2016 2:25:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 5, 2016
    SUMMARY In media appearances since he was named the Vice Presidential running mate of Secretary Clinton, Tim Kaine has continuously referenced his time in Honduras as the decisive period that helped shape both his political and religious views. The facts surrounding this “mission trip,” however, raise grave and serious concerns, particularly given his continued relationships with the successors of a number of political and religious extremists. Catholic voters and leaders are entitled to the truth about this decisive period in Kaine’s life. This memo has been published based on extensive research and reporting in an effort to help all people...
  • Is Tim Kaine a Communist?

    09/22/2016 7:54:59 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 22, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Democratic Party’s nominee for the Vice Presidency, Senator Tim Kaine, spent his youth as a willing dupe for the KGB propaganda machine and its active measures in Latin America during the Cold War. In 1980, at age 22, Kaine interrupted his law studies at Harvard to sign up for a year long stint in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, which was heavily involved in various types of missionary work in Central America. During this time, the merde was indeed hitting the ventilateur south of the US border. Communist backed guerillas were intent on overthrowing the pro US government in El...
  • Prominent Jesuit will accept award from pro-homosexual group condemned...[Catholic Caucus]

    09/20/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    One of the most prominent and well-known Jesuits in America is slated to accept an award from New Ways Ministry, a pro-homosexual group that rejects moral teachings of the Catholic Church, on October 30. New Ways Ministry will honor Father James Martin, the editor at large of America magazine and the author of numerous books, with its Bridge Building Award, which “honors those individuals who by their scholarship, leadership, or witness have promoted discussion, understanding, and reconciliation between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church.” The group chose Martin “as a recipient of our Bridge Building Award for his strong...
  • Jesuit editor unjustly criticizes faithful Catholics for protesting Tim Kaine at parish

    09/13/2016 3:19:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 13, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    Jesuit Father Matt Malone takes issue with Catholics who protested recently at Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s home parish in Virginia, implying in his September 12 column for America Magazine that their actions were neither Catholic nor pro-life. Catholics are rightfully worried that not only is Kaine getting a pass for misrepresenting Catholic teaching but he’s being propped up as a good Catholic to serve the Clinton campaign. Kaine’s latest divergence from Church teaching came last weekend when he suggested to a leading homosexual lobbying group at its fundraising dinner that the Catholic Church would evolve on the issue...
  • Georgetown University to give slave descendants priority for admission (Insanity!)

    09/01/2016 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.
  • Insightful Profile of the Pope’s “Mouthpiece” – Fr. Antonio Spadaro [Catholic Caucus]

    07/29/2016 6:53:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 29, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Canadian Catholic journalist Lianne Laurence has written a profile offering new insight into the role that Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ — editor of the Italian Jesuit magazine, La Civiltŕ Cattolica — plays in divulging the mind of his close friend, Pope Francis. In a new interview at World Youth Day, Fr. Spadaro gives details on his relationship with Francis that help paint a picture of how attuned he is to the mind of the pope. The fortnightly journal is reviewed by the Vatican’s secretary of state before publication, and is seen as reflecting the “official” views of the Holy See....
  • U.N. Red and U.S. "Progressives" Plan Socialist World Government

    05/28/2009 9:22:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies · 858+ views
    Accuracy In Media - AIM Column ^ | May 26, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear weapons program garners the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting crucial support from "progressive" economists who advise the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party. The United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, previously scheduled for June 1-3, will now take place on June 24-26. U.N. General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto...
  • Buried relics uncovered at Angkor Wat.

    07/21/2002 1:43:44 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 452+ views
    Pacnews, Agence France-Presse (AFP) ^ | 14:12:10 AEST | Editorial Staff
    Buried relics uncovered at Angkor Wat. Japanese archaeologists have made a rare underground find of relics at the temples of the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia. The archaeology team comes from from Sophia University, a Jesuit school in Tokyo. It dug up 103 pieces of Buddhist statues in mid-March, at Banteay Kdei temple, one of the dozens of temples built near the northern Cambodian town of Siem Reap between the 9th and 14th centuries. The pieces likely date back to the Angkorian period from the reign of Jayavarman VII, who ruled at the end of the 12th century. Cambodian...
  • Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

    05/29/2016 11:00:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 1:39 PM EDT
    Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. The pope, responding to a question from a young person at a Vatican event, said on Sunday “I never thought of quitting being pope, or of leaving because of the many responsibilities.” …
  • Pope Francis Abandons Christian Syrian Refugees, Takes Only Muslims To Vatican Instead

    04/24/2016 10:36:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS CHRISTIAN SYRIAN REFUGEES, TAKES ONLY MUSLIMS TO VATICAN INSTEAD Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident 'regrettable' - adding: 'The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey. Mr Signifredi said: 'Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican. CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER REFUGEES FROM SYRIA SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ‘LET DOWN’ BY POPE FRANCIS AFTER HE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN A LESBOS REFUGEE CAMP DESPITE PROMISES THEY WOULD BE...
  • Catholic university’s basketball coach doesn’t want faithful Catholics on the team?

    04/20/2016 1:56:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society via Life Site News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Adam Cassandra
    The head women’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco (USF) recently announced her same-sex marriage to an assistant coach, and suggested that any student-athletes who have “an issue” with her sexuality and relationship are not welcome on the team. On March 31, USF coach Jennifer Azzi publicly announced that she was in a same-sex marriage with her top assistant, Blair Hardiek, during an Anti-Defamation League awards ceremony. She was there introducing Golden State Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. Welts became the first senior sports executive to openly acknowledge his same-sex attraction in 2011 while president...
  • Jesuit University Moves to Fire Conservative Professor Over His Political Views

    03/30/2016 10:45:33 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2016 | Austin Ruse
    Marquette University has moved to suspend and then fire Professor John McAdams for backing a student who tried to defend man-woman marriage when a leftist teaching assistant shut the student down.
  • College Intelligentsia Strike Again: Professor Fired for Political Views

    03/29/2016 7:22:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Marquette University professor John McAdams has been suspended from his position. His crime? Writing on a post on his personal blog that criticized the actions of another professor, who had instructed her students not to voice their opinions if they were anti-gay marriage or anti-gay adoption. It’s important to note that McAdams didn’t take a policy position in his post. He simply made the suggestion that – gasp! – students should have the freedom to voice their opinions in an academic setting. Sadly, as McAdams accurately points out in his post, “Of course, only certain groups have the privilege of...
  • Jesuit ‘America Magazine’ Attacks Justice Scalia One Month After Death

    03/15/2016 2:17:08 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Without even allowing grass to grow over the grave of the great Catholic Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, the Jesuit flagship America Magazine has devoted a front-page article to trashing the justice’s legal theory in an effort to legitimize judicial activism.
  • Jesuit Georgetown University Elects First Muslim Student Association President

    03/08/2016 1:48:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2016 | Susan Berry
    The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) has elected the first Muslim student to serve as its president at the school which brands itself as America’s “oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning. Enushe Khan joined the board of the university Muslim Student Association (MSA) soon after arriving at Georgetown, and served as chair of Interfaith and Service for five semesters, reports The Hoya – the school’s oldest and largest student newspaper.
  • Documentary shows Cuba's Castro as young rebel

    05/31/2005 9:04:12 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/05 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA (Reuters) - How did a well-to-do country boy with a conservative education called Fidel Castro turn into a fearless rebel and enduring leader of one of the world's last Marxist states? For Finnish documentary-maker Folke West, granted rare access to early Cuban state archives, the answer lies in Castro's formative years, long before he became a Communist. His 2-hour, 50-minute "Young Fidel" traces the Cuban president's life from his father's ranch through Jesuit schools and volatile university politics to a nearly suicidal raid on Cuba's second largest military garrison, prison and finally exile in 1955. "Most biographies jump most...
  • Catholic Law School Professors: Abortion Needed for ‘Personal or Professional Success’

    02/20/2016 3:09:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 2/19/2016 | Adam Cassandra
    Two professors representing the law schools of Marquette University and Georgetown University, along with a Georgetown Law student, joined 110 female attorneys in signing an amicus curiae brief to the U.S.Supreme Court in which the women argued that they would not have been able to achieve "personal or professional successes" in life "were it not for their ability to obtain safe and legal abortions." Lisa A. Mazzie, professor of legal writing at Marquette University Law School, and Jill Morrison, executive director of the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center,...
  • The Bergoglio-Lombardi diabolical disorientation

    02/20/2016 2:19:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Vox Cantors ^ | 2/19/2016 | Vox Cantors
    When Pope Benedict XVI mused during an aeroplane interview about a male prostitute using a condom to prevent AIDS it was a theoretical proposition suited to a seminary lecture on moral theology and stating it was an error. The story of Paul VI granting permission for nuns in the Congo to use an oral contraceptive because they might become pregnant if raped is exactly that, a story. It was recorded in a book. There is no evidence he allowed it or ordered it and even if he did, it was not then and is not now, magisterial teaching. The above...
  • 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...
  • Jesuit University Journal: End ‘Bourgeois’ Institution of Marriage

    10/16/2015 5:29:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A law professor at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York is appealing for an end to the institution of marriage in America, which he describes as “religious, gendered, and bourgeois.” Ethan J. Leib published his essay in the Fordham Law Review. The article, titled “Hail Marriage and Farewell,” says Leib was “elated” when the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land on June 26, 2015, a ruling he described as “a victory for rights, for open-mindedness, for love, and for the future.” The decision, in fact, made him feel, at least for a moment, as if...
  • Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on ‘scholar activism’

    08/25/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm last month when she publicly compared her governor, Republican Scott Walker, to Adolf Hitler in a tweet. She poured fuel on the flames by tweeting at incoming freshmen who were Walker supporters, encouraging them not to attend the school because of Walker’s education funding policies. Then, she apologized. Now she’s promoting a class she’s teaching this fall on “scholar activism.” The graduate seminar will “explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Jesuits

    07/17/2015 4:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/17/15 | Matthew Hennessey
    There is a certain kind of American who, when overseas or in the presence of foreigners—especially Western Europeans—goes out of his way to advertise that he’s not at all like his ignorant and reactionary countrymen. Usually he does this preemptively. A well-timed joke about George W. Bush could do the trick. So could an ostentatious roll of the eyes at the sight of the fat Yankee tourists in their obnoxious yellow pants, baseball hats, and windbreakers.The point of this signaling is to acknowledge the intense shame that goes along with being a default member of a detested class. There is...
  • Theology Chairman’s Same-Sex Wedding Begins ‘Flood’ of Challenges to Catholic Identity

    07/08/2015 6:40:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | July 7, 2015 | CNS staff
    The Episcopalian marriage of Fordham University’s theology chairman to his same-sex partner, just one day after the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, begins a new flood of challenges to Catholic identity that most Catholic colleges and universities are unprepared to face, warns Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly.“Even if a Catholic college leader wants to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage, the persistent embrace of dissent and opposition to the Church at many Catholic universities makes it highly unlikely that the law will now permit them to uphold moral standards for professors,” Reilly said.“The fact that a theology chairman at a...
  • Fordham University Theology Department Chairman Marries Another Man

    07/04/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 4, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The chairman of the theology department at Fordham University has gotten married—to another man. The New York Times, which up until a few years ago, declined running wedding announcements involving same-sex couples, reported that J. Patrick Hornbeck II “married” Patrick Anthony Bergquist Saturday at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The ceremony took place June 27, just a day after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” nationwide. That would not have been necessary legally, since New York State has allowed gay "marriage" since 2011. But the ceremony was conducted before the Episcopal Church in America voted this week...
  • How Should Christians Respond to the Court's Decision on Marriage?

    06/27/2015 11:33:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 58 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...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.” Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh D’Souza’s first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • Theologian to La Civiltŕ 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
    “Francis’s 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 Supérieur Thomas d’Aquin, at the Dominican House of Studies in Toulouse and at the Seminaire International St Cure'd Ars. He and his confrčre, Cardinal Cristoph Schönborn, the...
  • The Rebel of St. Peter's Square: Where Is Pope Francis Steering the Church?

    05/30/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 05/30/2015 | Walter Mayr
    In the third year of his pontificate, criticism is growing of Pope Francis. Members of the Vatican establishment are turning against him and he even shocks his own staff with his free thinking. Where does this enigmatic pope want to steer the Catholic Church?
  • The Subverters of the Word of God

    05/29/2015 11:10:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 5/29/2015 | New Catholic
    The Subverters of the Word of God The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together; I have said nothing secretly." (Jn 18:19-20) *** May their names live in infamy forever and ever for their intent to assemble secretly to discard the clear words of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the name of Him Who Himself is Love, and to favor a certain kind of press to make their new doctrine known...
  • Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth

    05/28/2015 3:31:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2015 | Stephen Barr and Dermott Mullan
    Last week NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, after a voyage of about eight years, captured incredible video of two bright spots on Ceres. Ceres has an interesting history, labeled for decades a planet, then an asteroid (or minor planet), and most recently a dwarf planet, a category that includes another erstwhile planet, Pluto. Ceres was discovered through the dedication of a Catholic priest, Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826), who obtained the best astronomical instruments of his day, and positioned them where they could be used to best effect. When he was 19, Piazzi joined the Theatine Order of clerics, which supported his doctoral studies...

    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....
  • University of Scranton stands tall and says “No!” to abortion coverage for its employees

    03/25/2015 6:59:10 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 16 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 25, 2015 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    In a very encouraging turn of events, the Jesuit run University of Scranton has announced it will no longer pay for abortion coverage for its employees. The school’s President Father Kevin P. Quinn S.J. made his announcement in a statement issued on February 10th in which he said that “it [abortion] is inconsistent with the moral teachings of the Church. …. [Because] The University is self-insured we can, and therefore must, offer insurance plans that are free of all abortion coverage.” Like clockwork, the numbingly predictable protests from Planned Parenthood and Concerned Clergy for Choice appeared to show their ardent...
  • University of Scranton stands tall and says “No!” to abortion coverage for its employees

    03/25/2015 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In a very encouraging turn of events, the Jesuit run University of Scranton has announced it will no longer pay for abortion coverage for its employees. The school’s President Father Kevin P. Quinn S.J. made his announcement in a statement issued on February 10th in which he said that “it [abortion] is inconsistent with the moral teachings of the Church. …. [Because] The University is self-insured we can, and therefore must, offer insurance plans that are free of all abortion coverage.” Like clockwork, the numbingly predictable protests from Planned Parenthood and Concerned Clergy for Choice appeared to show their ardent...
  • French Jesuits publish anti-Catholic cartoons in tribute to Charlie Hebdo

    01/12/2015 4:45:18 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 50 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 13/01/2015 | Cathcon
    We are Charlie" How not to be indignant at the murder committed in cold blood? The attack that killed 12 people in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo fills us with horror. As a result of a newspaper and its options, it is freedom of expression that is subject to terrorism. Unanimous reactions that have arisen, from right and left, among believers as from unbelievers, call out not to give in to fear and to defend a plural society. We have decided to put online [on our site] a few cartoons of Charlie Hebdo that relate to Catholicism.
  • O’Malley’s Catholic values will propel potential 2016 run

    01/11/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-10-15 | Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D)
    Governor Martin O'Malley (D) announced last week he will commute the sentences of Maryland's last four death row inmates. Given his leadership in repealing the state's death penalty two years ago, his decision was not a surprise. But, just weeks before he completes eight years as governor and a year before Iowa's presidential caucuses, it dramatizes O'Malley's values and skills. Soon after he was elected governor and I elected to the state senate, we met to discuss the 2007 legislative session. He discussed his priorities and I pitched my ideas for higher education. As we walked out of his office,...
  • Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's funeral planned for Tuesday (Jesuits on parade)

    01/02/2015 12:16:34 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 31 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 2, 2015 | Glenn Blain
    Funeral services for former Gov. Mario Cuomo are being planned for Tuesday at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Avenue in Manhattan, a church official told the Daily News. A time for the service has not been determined but the funeral is likely to cause a week's postponment of the State of the Address, which had been planned for Wednesday, two sources said. Another source said Cuomo administration officials have asked the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, where the speech was to be held, to keep time availabe for the re-scheduled speech the week of Jan. 12. Officials in...
  • The Papacy of Resentment and its Future

    12/02/2014 7:32:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | December 2, 2014 | Donald R McClary
    I find it striking how often Pope Francis engages in pejoratives against people who really tick him off. The list of people who Pope Francis clearly does not like includes “fundamentalists”, the rich, conservatives, capitalists, self-absorbed promethean neopelagians, etc. One could be forgiven for thinking that for decades Pope Francis has been carefully putting groups he does not like in a “them” category as opposed to the “us” category he belongs to, and that his papacy is payback time against the thems. A striking example of this occurred recently: The Argentine pope, who has been trying to foster cooperation with...
  • Pope Francis makes an important move at the synod

    10/11/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 77 replies ^ | October 10, 2014 | John Thavis
    The Vatican just announced that Pope Francis has named six additional prelates to help write the revised relatio for the Synod of Bishops, to be released Monday. At the risk of oversimplifying, they all seem to be on the pope’s wavelength when it comes to promoting pastoral mercy. They will assist Cardinal Peter Erdo, the primary drafter of the relatio, and two other synod officials, in the task of summing up the first week of spirited synod debate in a document that will form the basis for future discussion. Sources in Rome view the revised relatio as the key document...
  • 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...
  • 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"?
  • Jesuit priest cites Pope Francis in praising Catholic student activism backing gay marriage

    01/25/2014 12:55:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 88 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | Fri Jan 24, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    A Jesuit parish priest who marched in a homosexual parade is now citing Pope Francis to protest the dismissal of an Eastside Catholic High School vice principal following his same-sex marriage, according to the priest’s Facebook site. In December, The Cardinal Newman Society reported on the forced resignation of Vice Principal Mark Zmuda at a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Students at Eastside Catholic High School subsequently created a petition at, calling on the Catholic Church to end its opposition to same-sex marriage. The students are also reportedly planning a “Z day” nationwide protest on January...
  • Farewell Inisfada

    12/11/2013 2:46:59 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 11, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    This month a 72,000-square-foot Tudor mansion, completed in 1920 and containing eighty-seven rooms and a magnificent chapel (in which many notable Catholic clerics, including Bishop Fulton Sheen and Francis Cardinal Spellman, celebrated Mass), is being demolished.Known as Inisfada – Gaelic for “Long Island” – the house is located in the Nassau County “Gold Coast” village of Manhasset and was the home of Nicholas and Genevieve Brady, America’s leading Catholic couple in the early decades of the twentieth century. The most prominent guest ever to visit Inisfada arrived in 1936: the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli – the...
  • Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?

    11/15/2013 1:07:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | November 15, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Pope Francis doesn't want cultural warriors; he doesn't want ideologues," said Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash.: "The nuncio said the Holy Father wants bishops with pastoral sensitivity, shepherds who know the smell of the sheep." Bishop Cupich was conveying instructions the papal nuncio had delivered from Rome to guide U.S. bishops in choosing a new leader. They chose Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., who has a master's degree in social work, to succeed Archbishop Timothy Dolan whom Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times describes thus: "[A] garrulous evangelist comfortable in front of a camera, [who] led...
  • Yet another Vatican PR debacle

    09/24/2013 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 23, 2013 | Phil Lawler
    Whether you think The Interview was a coup or a disaster—or something in between—we should all be able to agree that the Vatican’s handling of the Pope’s blockbuster was another public-relations debacle. Ironically, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications was meeting in Rome when the news broke. Greg Erlandson, the publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, who was at the meeting, observes that Church leaders had no warning about the interview. Secular media outlets received advance copies of the text under embargo. Bishops and their spokesmen didn’t. Then the story broke, and Erlandson reports: And as quick as you can say...