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  • Openly ‘Gay’ Catholic Deacon Under Review as San Francisco Archdiocese Considers Obscene Evidence

    11/19/2017 4:51:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/16/17 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – An openly “gay” ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of San Francisco is currently under “review” as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone considers evidence demonstrating his flagrant departure from Catholic teaching. In June LifeSite provided evidence of Deacon Brian Bromberger’s explicit endorsement of homosexual behavior and public authorship of smutty material for a local “gay” newspaper to the Archdiocese. Archdiocesan spokesman Mike Brown said in a recent interview “the Archbishop appreciates your bringing this matter to his attention,” but acknowledged, "We have been aware for some time of the deacon’s past public activities." He stated that the Archbishop...
  • Swiss Planned Parenthood President Invited to Speak at Vatican

    11/19/2017 4:47:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/18/17 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life co-hosted a conference on the topic of end of life issues that included several speakers who oppose the Catholic Church’s teachings on the right to life, including the president of the board of Switzerland’s Planned Parenthood affiliate, and the president of the pro-euthanasia Royal Dutch Medical Association. The conference, entitled the “WMA European Region Meeting on End-of-Life Questions,” was jointly organized by the World Medical Association, which officially opposes euthanasia, the German Medical Association, and the Pontifical Academy for Life. It was held in the Aula vecchia del Sinodo...
  • Detroit Friar Beatified Before 65,000 Witnesses

    11/19/2017 4:42:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 11/19/17 | Nicki Gorny
    Ceremony a final step toward sainthood for Blessed Solanus CaseyDETROIT — A papal representative praised Blessed Solanus Casey for his exemplary love of God and neighbor on Saturday, when the late friar was beatified at a large-scale ceremony at Ford Field. “His profound faith allowed him to receive others as a brother, independently of their race or religion,” Cardinal Angelo Amato said in an echoing sermon that reached more than 65,000 in the covered stadium in downtown Detroit and many more who watched the ceremony live online. Blessed Casey is the second U.S.-born man to be beatified by the...
  • Pope Says Euthanasia is Always Wrong, But So Is Overzealous Treatment

    11/18/2017 5:59:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/16/17
    Francis sends a message to a meeting on end-of-life in which he says the sick must be accompanied with love in the last phase of their life, given information and allowed to decide. This requires “careful discernment of the moral object, the attending circumstances, and the intentions of those involved”. From this perspective, palliative care plays a major role.Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis sent a message to the Pontifical Academy of Life on the occasion of the European regional meeting of the World Medical Association on the end-of-life issue. In his letter, the pontiff said that from an ethical...
  • NY Archdiocese Gay Priests Lose Parishioners and Rack Up Bills

    11/17/2017 5:31:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/14/17 | Bradley Eli
    NY Archdiocese lost $122 million in eight years — not counting millions in sex abuse payoutsAccording to financial records analyzed by Church Militant, the archdiocese of New York has lost more than $122 million in the last eight years in operating expenses for Archdiocesan Services. They're cutting Masses owing to a lack of parishioners and are shaking down remaining parishioners for $200 million, as they financially prepare to pay out millions of dollars for gay clerical sex abuse. One such homosexual priest, Fr. Peter Miqueli, was found mortgaged $100 million in archdiocesan property in a desperate attempt to build up...
  • Athenaeum of Ohio to Expand; New Building Needed to House Growing Numbers of Future Priests

    11/17/2017 5:24:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Catholic Telegraph ^ | 10/30/17 | Colleen Kammer
    Groundbreaking Nov. 2 at 88-year-old Mt. Washington campusGroundbreaking ceremonies for a major expansion of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West will take place Nov. 2 at the Mount Washington institution as increased enrollment and projections of continuing growth placed demand on the 88-year-old structure. The building has been frequently renovated to meet the needs of the dynamic vocations scene in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The 2017-2018 class at the seminary boasts 82 men but the facility currently can house only 76. As a result, the Athenaeum of Ohio’s leadership team embarked on the expansion project. The new facility will...
  • Mercy for Pope Means ‘Second Marriage’ Isn’t Adultery: Priest in Vatican Newspaper

    11/17/2017 5:18:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/16/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, Italy, November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’ emphasis on “mercy” over “law” allows him to view a “second marriage” after a first valid marriage in such a way that it is not “characterized continuously as adultery,” suggested a Catholic priest and seminary professor in an article recently published in the Vatican’s official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Father Gerald Bednar, Vice Rector and Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Mary Seminary in the U.S. Diocese of Cleveland, wrote in an article published November 10 that Pope Francis in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia [Joy of Love] is not trying to “fashion...
  • No Response to the Pope from Cardinal Sarah

    11/16/2017 7:11:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | 11/16/17 | Mark Lambert
    I found an interesting German report here which suggests that Cardinal Sarah has failed to respond to Pope Francis' request to publicise his response to statements by the Cardinal on the Internet (as outlined in this post from October 23rd). The post suggests the deadline was discovered by research from Katholischen Nachrichten-Agentur (KNA) but I have not been able to verify this. As the Dom Radio report states, Pope Francis decree "Magnum Principium" specified that the national episcopal conferences are responsible for the translation of liturgical texts. The motu proprio said episcopal conferences need only confirm these translations with Rome....
  • Huge Turnout Expected for Beatification of Solanus Casey Nov. 18

    11/15/2017 5:52:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/6/17 | Patty Knap
    The beatification Mass is set for 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 (tickets are no longer available) and will be broadcast on EWTN.The beloved Fr. Solanus Casey will be beatified on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. The beatification Mass, scheduled for 4 p.m., is expected to draw many thousands of Catholics. “The beatification is a remarkable moment in all of our lives and one to celebrate Father Solanus, whose compassion and attribution to miraculous cures have endeared him to those in Detroit and across the world,” said Father Michael Sullivan, Provincial Minister of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St....
  • What’s in Your Church Bulletin?

    11/14/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    No apology after San Dimas Catholic church publishes images of gay couples to celebrate Mother's Day The Mother’s Day church bulletin from Holy Name of Mary Catholic Parish in San Dimas, California. Two of the images on page 1, second row from top, include gay couples: two moms with their baby, and two dads with their son.The following is an email we received this week from one of our readers. The links have been verified.California Catholic Daily: Attached you’ll find a copy of a past bulletin (May 14, 2017) from Holy Name of Mary Catholic parish (San Dimas, CA). The...
  • Solanus Casey: An Example of Christian Rebuilding

    11/14/2017 7:38:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/12/17 | Robert Klesko
    Look at the life of Father Casey. Imitate him. Open the door to others. Be a porter to anyone who knocks.Editor's Note: EWTN will air a documentary on Father Casey Nov. 17 and show the beatification live Nov. 18. See times here and watch NCRegister.com for continuing coverage.St. Francis of Assisi initially took the admonition of Christ to “Rebuild my Church” literally, and ever since that time, the order he founded has sought to rebuild — churches, families and lives — with whatever materials they possessed. St. Francis sold all he had and collected stones to rebuild the Portiuncula. Father...
  • Pope Reaffirms Conscience as Heresy Debate Divides Church

    11/13/2017 5:19:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/11/17 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday reaffirmed the "primacy" of using one's conscience to navigate tough moral questions in his first comments since he was publicly accused of spreading heresy by emphasizing conscience over hard and fast Catholic rules. Francis issued a video message to a conference organized by Italian bishops on his controversial 2016 document on family life, "The Joy of Love." The document has badly divided the Catholic Church, with some commentators warning that it risked creating a schism given its opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Francis told the conference that priests must inform...
  • Cupich v. Naumann: A Referendum on Pro-Life Policy, Papal Priorities

    11/13/2017 5:16:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/12/17 | Christopher White
    One of the most closely watched elections during the upcoming fall assembly for the U.S. bishops will be over the head of the pro-life committee. Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City is up against Cardinal Blase Cupich to replace outgoing chairman Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. The election is viewed by many as a referendum on both the conference's approach to pro-life policies and Pope Francis. NEW YORK - When the U.S. bishops meet in Baltimore this week, one of the most closely-watched elections will be for the head of the pro-life committee, as its outcome likely will be...
  • The long-awaited Amir talk on America's role in prophecy

    11/13/2017 11:07:37 AM PST · by firebrand · 17 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 13, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    The talk Amir gave earlier this fall in Minnesota is finally up on YouTube. Lots of good history and comments on what the role of the United States may be in Bible prophecy and events to come. An excellent, beautiful speech, and thanks to Olive Tree Ministries for this fantastic convention of end times speakers.
  • Explosive Book Alleges Underage Gay Sex at Vatican Seminary

    11/12/2017 6:46:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/10/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    Copy sent to Vatican criminal prosecutor for further investigationVATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Vatican watchdog is claiming in a new book there has been homosexual abuse of underage seminarians at a Vatican-run minor seminary. Gianluigi Nuzzi, an Italian journalist who was a big part of the 2015 "VatiLeaks II" scandal, has released a new book titled Original Sin. He alleges there has been homosexual sex abuse in the Vatican's St. Pius X pre-seminary for middle and high schoolers, and includes a letter from a gay ex-seminarian who claims that his roommate, who was underage at the time, was being visited...
  • [Cambridge University] Chaplains Coordinate to Hold ‘Radically Inclusive’ Services

    11/11/2017 8:12:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Varsity ^ | 10/19/17 | Anna Menin
    The special services aim to create a ‘safe sacred space’ to welcome LGBT+ ChristiansReverend Andrew Hammond performed a duet with Courtney Act at King's Affair in JuneCollege chaplains from King’s, Trinity, and St John’s are holding a series of special services in their chapels which aim to provide “inclusive spaces” for LGBT+ Christians to “encounter God”. A total of six special services have or will be held across the three colleges this term, the next of which will be King’s College’s ‘Critical Mass’ service on 26 October. Trinity College chapel will host a Compline+ service on 1 November, followed by...
  • Cardinal Müller Clarifies: There Are ‘No Exceptions’ to Ban on Communion for ‘Remarried’

    11/11/2017 8:03:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/8/17 | Riccardo Cascioli
    Editor’s Note: The following article was translated from the Italian magazine La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana by LifeSite's Diane Montagna, and is reprinted with permission.“The Dubia are authoritative and clearly legitimate,” says the former Vatican doctrinal prefect in a new interview.November 8, 2017 (LaNuovaBQ.it) – “No, no change and no demolishing the Dubia. The purpose of my intervention was only to state that the one way to interpret Amoris Laetitia is in continuity with the Word of God in the Bible, the previous Magisterium, and with the Tradition of the great Councils of Florence, Trent and Vatican II.” On the telephone,...
  • Russian Church Hosts Major Conference to Discuss Russia’s Future

    11/10/2017 7:00:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 11/6/17 | Michael Tare
    This is a fascinating insight into how Christian values and the Russian church itself directly influences Russian society and how the country sees itself. The organization, called The World Russian People’s Council, (Wikipedia) was conceived of by the current Patriarch in the 1990s - with the goal of bringing together and uniting Russians from all over the world who were scattered over many different countries - to gather and discuss all issues of importance to Russian people everywhere. In Russian, the name has a different connotation than in English. The Russian word ‘sobor’, can be translated as ‘council’, but it...
  • Priests Told to Stop Calling Bishops ‘Spineless Nerds and Sycophantic Half-Wits’ [Ireland]

    11/10/2017 6:55:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 11/8/17 | Patsy McGarry
    Annual meeting of priests hears bishops ‘not all as bad as painted’Priests must stop calling bishops “spineless nerds and sycophantic half-wits”, the former Abbot of Glenstal Mark Patrick Hederman has said. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Athlone, he said most bishops were “not all as bad as painted by your leadership” and accused priests of adopting the wrong approach. “If the ACP is trying to change things and to galvanize the bishops of this country into positive action, then even the most junior politician and unseasoned diplomat would tell them that they...
  • German Catholic Archdiocese Promotes Fornication, Abortion, to 15-Year-Old Girls

    11/10/2017 6:51:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/6/17 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 6, 2017, (LifeSiteNews.com) – German Catholics are protesting a program endorsed personally by the archbishop of Berlin that gives “practical tips” to Catholic sex educators on how to teach children about their “sexual rights,” advising them that adult sex with a minor is permitted, as long as it’s “consensual,” and outlining the process of obtaining an abortion. The program also seeks to eliminate “taboos,” “prejudices,” and “stereotypes” regarding various forms of sexual deviation, including homosexual behavior and masturbation, treating such impulses as part of a person’s identity. At the same time, it seeks to resolve the “tension” between such...