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  • [Catholic Caucus] NYC Rosary Rally in Protest of Fr. Martin Set for Dec. 11

    12/10/2017 4:34:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 8, 2017 | Stephen Wynne
    Faithful Catholics will gather in Manhattan Monday night to protest a Church-affiliated fundraising gala featuring pro-gay Jesuit Fr. James Martin. Members of Church Militant's Resistance group will challenge Fr. Martin's appearance through a Rosary rally outside Leo House, the Midtown Catholic guesthouse hosting the fundraiser.Faithful Catholics will gather in Manhattan Monday night to protest a Church-affiliated fundraising gala featuring pro-gay Jesuit Fr. James Martin. Members of Church Militant's Resistance group will challenge Fr. Martin's appearance through a Rosary rally outside Leo House, the Midtown Catholic guesthouse hosting the fundraiser. Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT Premium WATCH MORE LIKE THIS The Inaugural Pope Leo XIII Award Gala...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    11/11/2017 9:03:36 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble WHILE the concourse of pilgrims to the sepulchre of the Bishop of Tours induced his third successor Perpetuus to raise over his precious remains the basilicas, in which so many prodigies were to be wrought all through the middle ages, Rome herself was dedicating to St. Martin one of her noblest churches, uniting with him as joint titular her own illustrious Pontiff and Confessor Sylvester. Adorned with this twofold glory, St. Martin-on-the-hill worthily inaugurated in the eternal City the cultus of Confessors side by side with that of the Martyrs. But another honor awaited the venerable sanctuary....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Martin, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    11/10/2017 9:06:13 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THREE thousand six hundred and sixty churches dedicated to St. Martin in France alone, and well nigh as many in the rest of the world, bear witness to the immense popularity of the great thaumaturgus. In the country, on the mountains, and in the depth of forests, trees, rocks, and fountains, objects of superstitious worship to our pagan ancestors, received, and in many places still retain, the name of him who snatched them from the dominion of the powers of darkness to restore them to the true God. For the vanquished idols, Roman, Celtic or German, Christ...
  • A Remnant Halloween Special: The Praxis of Evil: Pope Francis, Fr. James Martin, ...

    10/31/2017 9:00:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Remnant ^ | October 31, 2017 | Dr. Jesse Russell
    A Remnant Halloween Special: The Praxis of Evil: Pope Francis, Fr. James Martin, and Liberation Theology Featured Written by  Dr. Jesse Russell, Ph.D. | Remnant Columnist Over the past year, Fr. James “spooky” Martin SJ has gone from the author of feel good Catholic bedside books for “take it easy” American Baby Boomer Catholics such as The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and My Life with the Saints as well as the occasional visitor on the Colbert Report (where he infamously gave the “hail satan” 1970s style rock concert devil horns to introduce the aging members of Metallica), to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Much Longer Must We Tolerate This Wayward Priest?

    10/27/2017 5:37:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 26, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferarra
    How Much Longer Must We Tolerate This Wayward Priest? by Christopher A. Ferrara October 26, 2017 Father James Martin, SJ and his “Gay Church” juggernaut are on a roll, and anyone, even a bishop, who gets in his way must be crushed. Emboldened by the support of “gay”-friendly bishops and even cardinals, virtually all installed by Pope Francis, Martin dares to attack publicly a non-Francis bishop, Robert C. Morlino (consecrated by John Paul II in 1999) because his diocese of Madison, Wisconsin has published guidelines on avoiding scandal in the conduct of funerals for deceased involved in “gay marriage” or other...
  • Cath Cauc: Fr. Martin Praises Excommunicated Gay Priest

    10/25/2017 3:22:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 25, 2017 | Rodney Pelletier
    Father James Martin the notorious homosexualist is commending an excommunicated priest who revealed he was also a homosexual while married to an ex-nun. Gregory Baum died on October 18 at 94 years old. America Magazine — the liberal-progressive magazine published by the Jesuits and of which Martin is editor at large — published an article, extolling Baum's alleged contributions to the Church's ecumenical relations with the Jews but mentioned little of the issue that brought him into the limelight. Not only was Baum a priest and adviser during the Second Vatican Council in Rome in the 1960's, but he also...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Father Martin Paradigm

    10/18/2017 3:39:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | October 18, 2017 | Alan L. Anderson
    A fascinating admission surfaced recently in the whole firestorm surrounding James Martin S.J. – an admission that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Writing in defense of Father Martin in the liberal Catholic journal Commonweal, John Gehring begins, “If you’re looking for a Catholic priest who inspires people – and makes them laugh and think – James Martin, S.J., is your guy. At the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual conference, he’s greeted like a rock star by swarms of young Catholics who devour his books and remember him as Stephen Colbert’s ‘chaplain’ on the Colbert Report.” Ah, well, there you are then, you know...
  • James Martin SJ Thinks You’re a Nazi

    09/29/2017 6:14:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ausitn Ruse
    Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego wrote a column about James Martin SJ that said Martin’s critics are a cancer on the Church, that criticism of his work is driven by homophobia, a distortion of Catholic moral theology, and is an attack on Pope Francis. This shameful column was applauded by a chorus including Elizabeth Scalia, the editor of one of the largest Catholic websites in the country, Austen Ivereigh, founder of Catholic Voices, Massimo Faggioli of Villanova University, among others.James Martin himself has taken to calling his critics the “Catholic alt-right,” a phrase he likes very much and has...
  • [Catholic Caucus] FR. JAMES MARTIN: EX-GAYS DON’T LEAD FULLY ‘INTEGRATED LIFE’

    09/23/2017 3:12:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 23, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Jesuit Fr. James Martin, well-known for his attempts to normalize homosexuality in the Church, claims ex-gays lead a less "integrated life" than current gays. In an August 29 interview with Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man engaged to his male partner, Martin said: I know just for the record that a lot of the people who are critiquing me online are self-professed ... former gays. So it's a lot of former gay people. And I would say that there's a lot of conflict going on. So it's sad because what happens is their own junk inside gets focused outwards on people who...
  • Barf Alert: The real scandal:Attacks on James Martin say about the Church in America

    09/21/2017 7:26:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    La Croix ^ | September 2017 | John Gehring
    f you’re looking for a Catholic priest who inspires people - and makes them laugh and think - James Martin, SJ, is your guy.  At the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual conference, he’s greeted like a rock star by swarms of young Catholics who devour his books and remember him as Stephen Colbert’s “chaplain” on the Colbert Report. To say this is unusual is an understatement. Millennials are leaving the church in droves, turned off in part by an institution that has made opposition to same-sex marriage central to Catholic identity in the public square.This generation of Catholics remains inspired by the...
  • I called for Christians to love gay people. Now the Catholic alt-right is taking revenge.

    09/21/2017 11:56:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Fr. James Martin
    Ironically, these groups, like the website Church Militant, which tout their desire for “traditional” Catholic practices consistently set themselves against bishops and religious superiors. Thus, groups that have zero legitimacy in the Church (and which have often been criticized by Church leadership) are setting themselves up against legitimate authorities. Pope Francis himself, for example, is a frequent target. In this way, such supposedly “traditional” Catholic websites are subverting tradition. As a result of their hateful content, they cause confusion, frustration and contempt. Such campaigns can never lead to the kind of results that St. Ignatius calls indicative of the “Good...
  • [Catholic Caucus] FR. JAMES MARTIN: OUR LADY WAS A LESBIAN?

    09/20/2017 7:00:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 20, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Father James Martin seems to be implying that the Blessed Mother was a lesbian. In a Facebook tirade posted Tuesday, the pro-gay priest urged Catholics to call their local bishops to complain about so-called hate groups like Church Militant in order to silence them, closing his exhortation by referring to the Holy Spirit as "She." "Hope in the Holy Spirit," Martin wrote. "Things can always improve. And the Holy Spirit knows what She's doing." Screen capture of end of Fr. Martin's Facebook post, Sept. 20, 2017 The Holy Spirit is traditionally known as the Spouse of Mary. The angel Gabriel...
  • Father Martin and his allies: intolerance masked as a plea for tolerance

    09/20/2017 4:22:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 20, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    See if you recognize this rhetorical strategy: Say that the people who disagree with you are motivated by hatred.Say that they’re dangerous extremists, a threat to civil society.Say that you are interested in genuine debate, but your opponents won’t allow it.Compare your opponents to Nazis.Insist that responsible people must disavow any connection with your opponents. And then…>Say that your opponents are intolerant. It’s a clever technique: a campaign of intolerance, camouflaged as a plea for tolerance. And it’s picking up steam in the Catholic media.The focus of the campaign is Father James Martin, the popular Jesuit, who has written a...
  • FATHER MARTIN: HOMOSEXUALS NOT BOUND TO CHASTITY

    09/20/2017 3:14:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 86 replies
    Church MIlitant ^ | September 20, 2017 | Trey Elmore
    Father James Martin is saying that chastity is not required of homosexuals. In a video posted on YouTube on September 20, the Jesuit claims the Church's teaching on chastity is not binding on the consciences of the faithful because it has not been "received" by the people. It's a denial of the infallible teaching authority of the Catholic Church in matters of both faith and morals. He also said in a post on Facebook, "Things can always improve. And the Holy Spirit knows what She's doing" (emphasis added). "For a teaching to be really authoritative," he said, "it is expected...
  • Catholic Caucus: FR. JAMES MARTIN TO PRESENT POPE LEO XIII AWARD TO CDL. TIMOTHY DOLAN

    09/19/2017 7:39:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 19, 2017 | Stephen Wynne
    The Leo House, a Catholic guesthouse in Manhattan, has announced that Fr. James Martin will present its Pope Leo XIII Award to Cdl. Timothy Dolan at a December 11 fundraising gala in New York.   Named after the mighty Italian prelate and administered by the Leo House board of directors, the award "seeks to recognize Catholic clergy, religious and lay persons or organizations who best embody the ideals and values most cherished by the late pontiff" and "recognizes those who have served faithfully to advance and enhance the pontifical legacy and heritage of Leo XIII." "The Inaugural Pope Leo XIII...
  • Cath Cauc: U.S. bishop: Criticism of pro-gay Vatican adviser is a ‘cancer’ in the Church

    09/19/2017 4:15:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 19, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The withdrawal of Jesuit Father James Martin’s appearance next month at Catholic University of America-affiliated Theological College stirred reaction that continued into Monday and included San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy defending the controversial priest. McElroy was among those who labeled reports and commentary on Father Martin’s LGBT stances as homophobia, censorship, “verbal violence,” and being a “cancer of vilification” in the Church. The bishop said Father Martin’s critics were overemphasizing chastity and they resent Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to move away from judging others. “There has arisen both in Catholic journals and on social media a campaign to vilify...
  • Statement from the Jesuits Regarding Fr. James Martin’s New Book, “Building a Bridge”

    09/17/2017 2:28:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    Jesuits ^ | September 16, 2017 | John Cecero, SJ /Timothy Kesicki, SJ
    Father James Martin, SJ, is a faithful priest, best-selling writer, and a respected member of the editorial staff at the Jesuit-run America Media. His most recent book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity,” is an important publication for our Church and the people of God to whom we minister. All of Father Martin’s books are written with the full consent of his religious superiors and in conformity with Catholic Church publishing guidelines. “Building a Bridge,” which was reviewed by the Censor Librorum of the USA...
  • Calling Red Cross 'inept,' Houston councilman urges Harvey donors to send money elsewhere

    09/08/2017 11:12:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09/08/2017 | Kylie Madry
    A Houston councilman discouraged residents from donating to the Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Harvey at a council meeting Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Council member Dave Martin, who represents the Kingwood area of Houston, begged residents "not to give a penny" to the Red Cross, but to give money instead to "another cause." "They are the most inept, unorganized organization I've ever experienced," Martin said.
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Sarah blasts Vatican advisor for opposing Church on homosexuality

    09/01/2017 11:32:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Patrick B. Craine
    A senior Vatican cardinal has issued a rebuke of Fr. James Martin in the Wall Street Journal as the Jesuit priest continues his high-profile campaign against Church teaching on homosexuality. In an op-ed published August 31, Cardinal Robert Sarah describes Martin as “one of the most outspoken critics of the church’s message with regard to sexuality.” Cardinal Sarah serves as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Martin was appointed in April as a consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. In June, he published the book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church...
  • Pro-gay Vatican adviser slams Evangelical statement that affirms marriage is one man, one woman

    08/31/2017 3:06:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    A high-profile Vatican adviser responded to a recent Evangelical statement affirming marriage between “one man and one woman” with his own statement affirming "LGBT people."   Rev. James Martin, a Catholic priest, author, and adviser to the Vatican on communications, tweeted a seven-point list of pro-homosexual affirmations in response to the Evangelical’s “Nashville Statement” that defended marriage between a man and woman. Martin’s series of tweets were picked up by The Washington Post and published as a “counter-list” in an August 30 article titled “Seven simple ways to respond to the Nashville Statement on sexuality.” In his list affirming “LGBT people,”...