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  • Master Roland S. Martin will now speak for all black people

    08/28/2018 4:02:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-28-2018 | Michael James
    Roland S. Martin speaks for all blacks in "These African American Pastors Who Sucked Up to Donald Trump Are a Disgrace" in the Daily Beast, August 27, 2018. Martin is irritated because after a large group of big city black pastors from around the nation attended a private meeting with President Trump on the issue of prison reform, too many of these religious men said inappropriate things about Donald Trump. "Black people cannot stand Donald Trump." Martin asserts. Okay -- God speaks to Roland and Roland speaks for black people, we get it. When Martin has time between power lunches...
  • Fr. James Martin Criticizes ‘Homophobic’ Pastors at WMOF

    08/24/2018 7:30:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 8/23/18 | Christine Rousselle
    The priest’s presence at the World Meeting of Families caused considerable controversy before he took the stage.DUBLIN — Jesuit Fr. James Martin addressed Thursday more than 1,000 people at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. His Aug. 23 talk, “Showing Welcome and Respect in our Parishes for ‘LGBT’ People and their Families,” encouraged Catholics to “welcome LGBT persons and their families,” into parish life. The priest said those with “homophobic” pastors, “either silently or overtly,” are “out of luck.” Parishes, he said, should strive to listen to LGBT parishioners — “trust that the Holy Spirit will guide them in...
  • [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 LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin (World Meeting of Families)

    08/13/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Mon 13 Aug 2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which represents 60 organisations, has been told that due to “logistical considerations” it has not been allocated a booth in the gathering’s exhibition hall. The WMF, an international event held by the Roman Catholic church every three years, opens in Dublin next Monday. Pope Francis will spend 36 hours in Ireland attending events. The GNRC was told only in the past few days...
  • There’s a ‘better faithful alternative’ to the Vatican World Meeting of Families in Ireland

    07/11/2018 3:36:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 6, 3018 | Lisa Bourne
    DUBLIN, Ireland, July 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A “better, faithful alternative” to the World Meeting of Families will offer Catholics an opportunity to celebrate and share Christ’s vision for marriage and family life based on actual magisterial Church teachings. “A Conference of Catholic Families,” presented by the Lumen Fidei Institute, will be held August 22-23 in Dublin, Ireland, where the Vatican’s World Meeting of Families is taking place. Conference organizers felt compelled to coordinate the conference, which will feature speakers who are uncompromising on Catholic doctrine, after witnessing the flagrant LGBT push associated with the Vatican’s meeting which will include a...
  • [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...
  • [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 ^ | 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 ( – 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...
  • Looking for a beginner's guitar recommendation.

    11/09/2017 8:39:02 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 55 replies
    me ^ | 11/9/2017 | me
    Calling all Freeper guitarists. I am looking into buying a beginner's guitar for myself. I am wanting to spend around $200. I am only interested in an acoustic guitar at this time. My musical tastes range from classic rock, old school country, to some blues. I have sort of narrowed down my choices to a couple of guitars, the Yamaha FG800 ( and the Ibanez AW50 OPN ( I was wondering if any of y'all had any experience with either of those and could possibly make a recommendation, or possibly a suggestion for something else. Any and all advice is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin Doubts Pope Francis on TV

    03/15/2018 3:38:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | March 15, 2018 | David Nussman
    In a recent interview with CNN about his so-called LGBT ministry, Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin expressed discontent with how the Holy Father has responded to sex abuse.  In a televised interview on Tuesday, the pro-gay Jesuit celebrity priest spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. She asked Fr. Martin about the priest sex abuse scandal. She noted that traditionalists are discontent with the pope but so are liberals.  Father Martin agreed that Pope Francis has fallen short of handling sex abuse, especially regarding bishops who cover up abusive priests. He said, "You have priests who are removed immediately, but what do you with bishops? And...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chicago Catholics Set to Protest Fr. James Martin

    03/08/2018 2:55:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 7, 2018 | David Nussman
    Pro-gay Jesuit Fr. James Martin will be giving two speeches at the Catholic cathedral in Chicago, and faithful Catholics will be outside the cathedral praying and protesting. Father Martin will be speaking at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23. Both events will begin at 7 PM. Catholic organization Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) will be outside Holy Name Cathedral, praying a Rosary of reparation and protesting Fr. Martin's presence. They will be there 6–7:30 PM on Thursday, March 22.  In September 2017 after Fr. Martin had several speaking gigs canceled, the archdiocese of Chicago extended a...
  • [Cath Cauc] Gay moderate discussion with James Martin and dissident Jeannine Gramick

    03/01/2018 7:47:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | February 28, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    Gay theologian who writes about “Christ’s Queer Body” to moderate discussion with James Martin and dissident Jeannine Gramick On March 24, 2018, Jesuit priest James Martin will be the featured speaker at a one-day symposium: “Building Bridges: A Dialogue on Faith, Catholicism, and the LGBTQ Community.” The event will take place at the University of Cincinnati. Besides Martin, those participating include dissident pro-gay marriage advocate Jeanine Gramick, LGBT activist and women’s ordination supporter Jamie Mason and gay theologian Andy Buechel who will moderate the panel discussion.Jeannine GramickThe co-founders of the dissident gay-affirmative outreach New Ways Ministry were Sister Jeannine Gramick...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St. Peter Damian: Gay Clergy ‘Are Deserving of Death’

    02/21/2018 2:09:43 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | February 21, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    In his zealous letter penned in 1049, famously titled The Book of Gomorrah, St. Peter Damian admonishes bishops to stamp out the "epidemic of sodomy among the priests of Italy," which was part of a "plague of sexual perversion" and a "larger crisis of moral laxity in the priesthood" of his time. In his letter, St. Peter decried the silent bishops who failed to take action against clerics immersed in the grievous moral perversion of sodomy: Listen, you do-nothing superiors of clerics and priests. Listen, and even though you feel sure of yourselves, tremble at the thought that you are partners in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin: ‘People take the Bible…out of context’ on homosexuality

    02/09/2018 10:28:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News | February 8, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The Bible’s condemnation of homosexual acts should be taken in “context” with Biblical times, Jesuit Father James Martin told Georgetown University students recently. Martin said as well that Catholics who support gay “marriage” should have no problem considering themselves Catholic, despite having chosen to reject Church teaching. Martin inferred at his January 31 appearance at the Jesuit school that the Bible’s negative pronouncements on homosexual acts – which are grounded in natural law – are like other Biblical declarations on topics such as the practice of charging interest on a loan. These pronouncements being made during a particular epoch renders...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. Martin at Odds With Pope Benedict XVI Over Same-Sex Marriage

    02/07/2018 3:31:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 7, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    When Pope Benedict XVI went to Fatima, Portugal, in 2010 he denounced abortion and same-sex marriage, calling them, "some of today's most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good." Father Martin, however, called Pope Benedict's comments on same-sex marriage bizarre: Pope Benedict XVI's comments last week in Fatima, Portugal, in which he stated that abortion and same-sex marriage, were "some of today's most insidious and dangerous threats" to the common good seemed oddly discordant. The equation of abortion, something that clearly is about a threat to life, with same-sex marriage — which no matter how you look at it, does...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Escalating War Against Orthodox Catholicism

    02/02/2018 5:32:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 2, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    When it was announced last year that Fr. James Martin, SJ, was being brought in as a “consultor” to the Vatican’s communications team, reactions were predictably on a spectrum ranging from deeply perplexed to blood-vessel bursting outrage. Known for his role as editor-at-large for the far-left Catholic rag America Magazine as well as his boundary-pushing views on the Church and homosexuality, Fr. Martin is the kind of name that gets an instant reaction when brought up in any conversation. And among orthodox Catholics, it’s decidedly not a positive one. Fr. Martin became the second high-profile Jesuit to join the Vatican’s propaganda arm,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Clericalism is Alive and Well in Amchurch!

    01/31/2018 6:26:06 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Les Femmes ^ | January 31, 2018 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Clericalism is Alive and Well in Amchurch! Does Fr. Martin follow the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of this world? I'm always amused by accusations that orthodox Catholics who uphold the teachings of the Church are filled with fear, hatred, homophobia, anger, and are bullies, raging maniacs...well, you get the picture. James Martin, also known as "Father," a Jesuit sadly reflective of the state to which that order has fallen, recently had another talk cancelled. It was due to the "haters" who run nasty, evil, vilifying...well you get the picture... websites and blogs that (sniff, sniff) result in the "censorship"...
  • Cath Cauc: The bully and hate mongering Catholic priests are raging because they are losing

    01/28/2018 12:24:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 28, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    James Martin, S.J. has had a conference cancelled at a parish. It has been moved to a private venue. Below the picture below of a recent Tweet, is his comment on the matter on his Facebook page. He refers to those who oppose his dissent from the faith being promoted in our parishes as "hate mongers and bullies."  Full disclosure: I do not hate anyone suffering from same-sex attraction. I have three friends, all who formerly engaged in same-sex behaviour and have all overcome it. One is married to a woman. The other two are celibate and chaste faithful men....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin Disinvited From NJ Parish

    01/27/2018 6:22:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 27, 2018 | Alexander Slavsky
    A Catholic diocese in New Jersey is canceling a talk offered by Fr. James Martin, S.J., best known for his attempts to normalize homosexuality. The celebrity Jesuit had been scheduled to offer a Lenten reflection on February 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in the diocese of Metuchen. The diocese announced Martin's speaking engagement this month in its newspaper, The Catholic Spirit. The communications director for the diocese of Metuchen, Erin Friedlander, confirmed with Church Militant on Friday that the parish "is no longer hosting the planned talk." According to the inside source, the invitation had originated in the...