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Ministry/Outreach (Religion)

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  • Questions on Sexuality Loom Large Ahead of Youth Synod

    06/20/2018 6:28:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/19/18 | Elise Harris
    The working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops’ conferences.VATICAN CITY — According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen. The instrumentum laboris (in Italian) for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith...
  • Cardinal Brandmüller Questions Francis’ Claim Not to Have Received the Dubia Before Publication

    06/20/2018 6:25:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/20/18 | Maike Hickson
    Today, on 20 June, Reuters published a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the interview is making headlines because of the Pope’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, it also contains another controversial assertion: the pope surprisingly now claims that he only heard about the Dubia (concerning his document Amoris Laetitia) “from the newspapers” — a claim that Dubia cardinal Walter Brandmüller has now questioned in comments to OnePeterFive. From the text of the interview: The pope also commented on internal criticism of his papacy by conservatives, led by American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.In 2016, Burke and three other...
  • Amir on new developments in Syria, Trump peace plan, June 19

    06/19/2018 9:48:29 PM PDT · by firebrand · 1 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    After a brief description of Amir's trip to Romania, where he was at the time of the broadcast, we are given some common sense on the Rapture (a question that many had asked him).Then comes an update on new threats to Israel around Daraa, where the original uprising in Syria started. Hezbollah forcing Syrian soldiers to go south to fight and shooting those who disobey. Although Israel promised Russia they would keep everything as quite as possible during the World Cup, "the next 24 to 48 hours will be very interesting," as Israel cannot allow such long-range capability so close...
  • chuck missler funeral service

    06/19/2018 8:37:15 PM PDT · by the_daug · 15 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Koinonia House
    Charles "Chuck" W. Missler went to be with the Lord May 1, 2018. This is the funeral service celebrating the earthly ministry of an incredible man. 00:00:15 Chuck's Body Carried In 0:01:10 ♫ Aotearoa | God Defend New Zealand 0:07:18 ♫ Amazing Grace 0:10:00 Ron Matsen's Introduction 0:11:27 Ron Introduces Hal Short 0:11:58 Hal Short's Tribute to Chuck 0:16:59 Ron Introduces Ian Worby 0:17:54 Ian Worby's Tribute to Chuck 0:28:22 Ron Introduces Graham Preston 0:29:38 Graham Preston 0:42:46 Ron introduces Kathy Packwood 0:45:21 Kathy Packwood 0:50:33 Ron Matsen's Tribute 1:17:27 Ron introduces Brian Hughes 1:17:41 Brian Hughes' Eulogy 1:43:55 Brian's...
  • Why is Rome Sidelining the Ukrainian Catholics?

    06/19/2018 6:59:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/19/18 | Fr. Raymond de Souza
    Recent events show growing resentment within the Ukrainian Greek Catholic ChurchRelations between the largest of the eastern Catholic Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), and the Holy See have been frayed in recent years, as the former has found the latter’s support lacking in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine in general and the UGCC in particular. Ukrainian Catholics believe that the Holy See wants to maintain good relations with the Russian Orthodox Church, which is strongly allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The consequence is that the Holy See does not protest too strongly against Putin’s aggression...
  • Vatican Official Explains Why Cardinal Parolin Attended Bilderberg Meeting

    06/17/2018 4:42:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/15/18 | Ed Pentin
    After much deliberation, the Vatican Secretary of State decided to take part in order to convey Catholic social teaching to those who would not otherwise hear it.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, accepted an invitation to address the controversial and secretive Bilderberg Meeting earlier this month in order to take the teaching of the Church to a group who would not otherwise hear it, a Vatican official has told the Register. The Vatican official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Italian organizers of the visit were persistent in extending an invitation to the most senior Vatican...
  • Australian Archbishop Defies Confessional Reporting Law

    06/16/2018 6:13:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/16/18 | Joshua Gill
    The acting Archbishop of Adelaide declared that the Catholic Church refuses to uphold a new law that would force priests to break the seal of confession. Greg O’Kelly, acting archbishop of Adelaide in Australia, said that the law cannot change the sanctity of the confessional and church law absolutely forbids any priest from violating the confidential nature of confession, according to The Guardian. The law, which goes into effect in October, compels religious ministers to report any confessed child abuser or face fines and prosecution. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed the law in 2017, but O’Kelly said the church...
  • Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics ‘Did Not Receive Support from Rome’ in Abortion Battle

    06/16/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine. “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like before the previous referendum on so-called same-sex ‘marriage,’ people fighting in these battles did not receive support from Rome,” said the cardinal, “and [its own] bishops themselves defended moral principles too weakly.” Burke called what happened in Ireland evidence of an...
  • Revolutionaries, Homosexualists Headline World Meeting of Families

    06/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/14/18 | Christine Niles
    Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the ChurchDUBLIN ( - The lineup at this fall's World Meeting of Families (WMOF) features some of the world's most revolutionary bishops pushing a leftist path for the Church. Scheduled for August in Dublin, Ireland, the meeting — which will include a visit by Pope Francis — will feature the following prelates, among others: Cdl. Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey Cdl. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England Cdl. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria Cdl. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cdl. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop...
  • Bishops Debate Catholic Voting Guidelines in the ‘Age of Francis’

    06/15/2018 7:10:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/14/18 | Christopher White
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - After a robust 90-minute discussion during the second day of their bi-annual meeting, the U.S. bishops voted to advance a proposal to produce new materials to complement their official voting guidelines to better apply the teachings of Pope Francis to current issues in the United States. The discussion and vote, however, revealed tensions within the body over both the current content and the medium in which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is seeking to influence public life, while ultimately resulting in a compromise outcome that will surely be subject to close scrutiny in...
  • Finding Christ in the Desert

    06/13/2018 6:31:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 5/30/18 | Jim Graves
    Benedictine monks in Chama Canyon, New Mexico, encounter God through work, prayer and silence in the wildernessIn 1964, Father Aelred Wall, OSB (1917-84), and two other monks left Mount Saviour Monastery in New York to scout out remote locations to establish a new “daughter,” or off-shoot monastery. After visiting Maine and Minnesota, the monks came to northern New Mexico and laid eyes on a rancho in the wilderness of Chama Canyon, 75 miles north of Santa Fe. They declared, “This is it!” and established the Monastery of Christ in the Desert of Abiquiu ( At a time when religious communities...
  • Cardinal Dolan Rebukes Liberal Jesuit: We Must End Abortion, and not with Contraception

    06/13/2018 6:27:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/11/18 | Claire Chretien
    June 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The outgoing U.S. bishops’ pro-life chief Cardinal Timothy Dolan has said that the pro-life movement absolutely must make abortion illegal, rebuking Jesuit Father Thomas Reese’s recent suggestion that pro-lifers give up on that and promote contraception instead. “Besides supporting programs to help mothers and children, the pro-life movement also has to support birth control as a means of avoiding unwanted pregnancies. Planned pregnancies do not get aborted; many unplanned pregnancies do,” the Jesuit wrote after Ireland voted to legalize abortion. Contraception is the “lesser of two evils,” Reese argued. “The contraceptive mandate of the Obama...
  • [Australian] A-G [Attorney General] Backs Laws Forcing Priests to Break Confession Over Child Bbuse

    06/13/2018 6:22:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald | 6/10/18 | David Wroe
    Article cannot be posted due to copyright issues but click HERE for the story.
  • Pope: Jesus Does Not Send Us With an ‘Entrepreneurial Attitude’

    06/13/2018 6:18:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/11/18 | Staff
    Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit is the “protagonist” of the proclamation of the Gospel, and only He can change hearts. The pontiff said there have been some pastoral plans that “seem to be perfect,” but they were incapable of changing hearts because they were an end unto themselves. Francis was speaking during the homily on June 11 during his Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae. The pope said evangelization has three fundamental dimensions: Proclamation, service and gratuitousness. “It is not with an entrepreneurial attitude that Jesus sends us…. No, it is with the Holy Spirit. This is courage. The...
  • ‘Of Course’ LGBT Couples Welcome to Volunteer Says Archbishop: ‘It’s Also a Catholic Event’

    06/12/2018 6:32:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Journal ^ | 6/11/18
    Full details of the Pope’s participation in the World Meeting of the Families were confirmed today. THE LEADER OF the Catholic Church in Ireland has said that LGBT couples are “of course” welcome to volunteer at the upcoming World Meeting of the Families event in Dublin. The Church is seeking thousands of volunteers to help with the organisation and the running of the event, which takes place from 21 to 26 August, and recently extending the deadline for volunteer applications. Pope Francis will visit for the final two days of the meeting, which is held every three years. The question...
  • Vatican-Backed Family Rally to Have Speech on Welcoming Gays

    06/12/2018 6:28:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/11/18 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — An international family rally the Catholic Church is hosting in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering divorce and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful. Pope Francis will join the Aug. 21-26 World Meeting of Families for the last two days and preside over the final Mass in Dublin. Organizers on Monday unveiled the pastoral program leading up to Francis' arrival, and it includes some surprising entries. Perhaps none is more surprising than the inclusion of the Rev. James Martin, an American Jesuit scheduled to...
  • Priest Questions Celebrating Wedding for Abortion Advocate, Gets Hit with Smear Campaign

    06/12/2018 6:21:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/7/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    COUNTY DOWN, Northern Ireland, June 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest had his good name smeared in public after he indicated to a couple in Northern Ireland that the groom’s publicly expressed pro-abortion views might make the Church’s involvement in their wedding “inappropriate.” Shaunagh Griffin, 36, and Kevin McAteer, 32, of Newry hope to marry almost two years from now, on May 22, 2020. For over a week they have kept media updated on their thoughts following a private message they received from the priest they had asked to celebrate their wedding. After reading pro-abortion sentiments McAteer, an ex-Councillor...
  • Polish Bishops Sidestep Communion Debate in New ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Guidelines

    06/11/2018 5:38:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Crux ^ | 6/10/18 | Charles Collins
    Bishops in Poland have said the Church needs to serve “people living in irregular relationships according to the pastoral criteria proposed by Pope Francis: Acceptance, accompaniment, discernment and integration.” The statement came in a set of pastoral guidelines issued for Francis’s 2016 document on the family, Amoris Laetitia. During their June 2017 plenary assembly, the Polish bishops issued a statement saying Amoris Laetitia had not changed Church doctrine on the practice of forbidding Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried, citing Pope John Paul II’s exhortation Familiaris Consortio. However, the bishops in 2017 said they would be producing official guidelines...
  • U.S. Archbishop: Using Contraception is Always ‘Evil’

    06/10/2018 6:42:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 216 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/5/18 | Lisa Bourne
    June 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Using contraception is an “intrinsic evil” in all circumstances because it “cuts off one of the goals of marriage which is an openness to life,” Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann told LifeSiteNews. Any question on this issue lies on the level of moral culpability for those who do use it, he added. “Circumstances can affect the culpability, [but] it doesn't affect the rightness or wrongness of the act,” he said. Speaking exclusively with LifeSiteNews, the incoming chair for the U.S. Bishops’ pro-life committee said further that following the Church’s teaching on contraception is an attainable...
  • Pope Urges Top Oil Executives to Convert to Clean Fuel

    06/10/2018 6:29:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    (VATICAN NEWS) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy. Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to “Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”, Pope Francis said “civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization”. The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturday, was promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Notre Dame University. It saw the participation of senior executives of leading oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Eni, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and Pemex. In his...