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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Pope Francis: A Pelagian Lutheran

    04/19/2018 2:55:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 102 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 18, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    "Then the poor child, commanded by Bergoglio to come up and whisper in his ear, was practically dragged up to the papal chair where, now crying, he was induced to hug the Pope like a department store Santa Claus."Editor’s Note: Another issue of The Remnant brings you yet another diagnosis of what Pope Bergoglio has done this week to undermine the Faith. To readers who may wonder why we ought to continue this exercise we would answer: We have no choice in the matter. The current occupant of the Chair of Peter is mounting a determined assault an every aspect...
  • Ask the Rabbi: Why Don’t Jews Believe in Original Sin?

    04/19/2018 8:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/19/2018 | Avner Zarmi
    This is a delicate question, as it exposes one of the fundamental differences between the Christian outlook and the Jewish one. As far as I understand the Christian concept, it runs something like this: Ever since the expulsion of the first man and woman from Eden, the world has been “fallen” and all subsequent human beings have been born inherently sinful, guilty from the moment of birth as a result of the first man’s disobedience of G-d’s commandment not to eat of the ‘Etz haDa‘ath Tov vaRa -- usually translated “the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.” The...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis-appointed cardinal: ‘The church is moving on the question of same-sex couples’

    04/19/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The Catholic Church is “moving” on the issue of couples living in homosexual relationships, a prominent Francis-appointed U.S. cardinal said. Cardinal Joseph Tobin said that LGBT-identifying persons’ place in the Church is not an easy subject for some Church leaders, but they must contend with it. “I think it’s a very difficult question,” Tobin said in response to a question on the firing of LGBT individuals from Catholic institutions while speaking at Villanova University last Thursday.  “The Church is moving on the question of same-sex couples,” Tobin said, although not as swiftly as some would like.  St. Peter Damian, an...
  • [Catholic Caucus] 7 reasons why pro-lifers are unhappy with Pope Francis’ leadership

    04/19/2018 8:15:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Aprii 19, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    April 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the past, among pro-life activists – both Catholic and otherwise – you’d find the biggest fans of the pope. Pope John Paul II was often touted as the worldwide leader of the pro-life movement and Pope Benedict XVI regarded as a major contributor to the intellectual defense of life. But the situation after 5 years of Pope Francis’ pontificate is very different indeed. Pro-life activists all over the world today will tell you that while they continue to pray for the pope, they are unhappy with the direction the Pope is taking the Church....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/19/2018 6:26:55 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • UK bishops say hospital acting with ‘integrity’ in Alfie Evans case

    04/18/2018 6:33:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have weighed in on the case of baby Alfie Evans, saying that the courts and hospital are acting “with integrity and for Alfie's good” in deciding that removing life-support is in the baby’s “best interest.”  “We affirm our conviction that all those who are and have been taking the agonising decisions regarding the care of Alfie Evans act with integrity and for Alfie's good as they see it,” the bishops stated.  The statement follows today’s surprise meeting between Pope Francis and Alfie Evan’s father this morning at the Casa Santa Marta in Rome....
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Catholic) Church supports move to legalize homosexual acts in Trinidad and Tobago

    04/18/2018 5:06:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Crux ^ | April 17, 2018 | Laura Ann Phillips
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - The Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago has declared its full support for an April 12 High Court decision that paved the way for making sodomy legal in that country.At this time, it is still a criminal offense that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.In an April 13 statement, Archbishop Charles Gordon of Port-of-Spain said sodomy “is a serious moral offense, but it should not put someone in prison for 25 years.”Gordon cited the Vatican’s December 2008 intervention made at the 63rd Session of the United Nations: “The Holy See continues to advocate that every sign...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive Excerpt from ‘The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy’

    04/18/2018 4:54:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Henry Sire
    Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the book “The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy.” What Happened to “Zero Tolerance” for Clerical Sexual Offenders? The phenomenon of widespread homosexuality among clergy and bishops had been public knowledge since at least 2001, when the Boston Globe began a series of exposés on the clergy sex abuse scandals. The John Jay Report, an investigation commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published in 2004, found that more than 80 percent of the victims of clergy sexual abuse had been adolescent males.  Reports from dioceses around the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals should declare Pope Francis ‘in error’: Catholic lawyer

    04/18/2018 3:50:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    francischurch, heresy ^ | April 16, 2018 | Stephen Kokx
    DEERFIELD, IL, April 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Approximately 100 Catholics from the United States, Latin America, and Europe attended the 2018 Catholic Family News conference in northern Illinois last weekend. Advertised as “The Weapons of Our Warfare,” the three-day long gathering at a Hyatt Regency hotel just outside Chicago featured talks by some of the most knowledgeable laymen and clergy engaged in the battle for and preservation of the Catholic faith, including renowned Church historian Roberto de Mattei. The conference, which focused on Pope Francis and the family, was the first hosted by Catholic Family News, a Traditional Catholic newspaper,...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Defends Catholic Church's Teachings on Homosexuality to SJW Priest

    04/18/2018 10:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2018 | Megan Fox
    The Catholic Church in America has a problem. How is it that a flamboyant gay guy who is known for his openness about his past promiscuity and wild lifestyle is better at defending the Church than some (highly visible) men of the cloth? Recently, Milo Yiannopoulos was interviewed by America magazine, a Jesuit publication, which chose not to print the interview. Fortunately for us all, Milo did. "Amusingly, while the Jesuits struggled to decide if they could bear to publish my answers, one of the Church’s highest ranking Cardinals called out Fr. Martin by name as 'one of the most...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/18/2018 6:25:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...
  • [Cath Cauc] Using contraception is ‘sinful…Church cannot change its teaching’: US archbishop

    04/17/2018 8:16:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 17, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    Catholic teaching prohibiting the use of contraception is unchangeable, Oklahoma City’s archbishop wrote in a recent article. Using contraception, such as the pill or the condom, to purposefully block the creation of a new life is “sinful,” he added.  Writing about the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), Archbishop Paul Coakley said in a March 28 article that contraception is harmful to both marriage and the individual person. “To separate these two [unitive and procreative purposes of the conjugal act] prevents the intimate expression of conjugal love from realizing its divinely intended purpose. To engage in sexual activity...
  • Bishops Freeze Funding as Canadian Catholic Charity Comes Under Fire

    04/17/2018 6:15:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Toronto, Canada, Apr 12, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Toronto is joining other Canadian dioceses withholding funds from the international development agency sponsored by the Canadian bishops’ conference. The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) is an overseas development agency sponsored by the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops. A recent investigation found that the agency has partnered with organizations upholding policies contradictory to Catholic Church teaching, particularly on matters of abortion, contraception and gender theory. “A recent review of CCODP partners, conducted by representatives of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has produced alarming...
  • French Doctors Condemn a Patient to Death Against Parents’ Wishes

    04/17/2018 6:11:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/12/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    The decision comes as France is considering legalizing euthanasia REIMS, France (ChurchMilitant.com) - French Doctors are removing nourishment and hydration for an unconscious man with paralysis despite the fact other hospitals are willing to care for him. Vincent Lambert, who was injured in a 2008 car crash which left him severely brain damaged in a coma as a quadriplegic, is receiving basic hydration and nutrition at the Sebastopol Hospital in Reims, France. His doctors and specialists have shown that he is breathing on his own, responding to stimuli and his condition is stable. But Lambert's physician, Dr. Vincent Sanchez, ruled...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A plea for mercy: Thomas Evans asks Pope Francis to save little Alfie

    04/17/2018 5:43:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Alfie Evans’ father has said he is knocking “on the Church’s door” asking for help to save his son from being euthanized, and is pleading that his “voice be brought to the Holy Father” so that Alfie can be transferred to “the Pope’s hospital” in Rome. In a letter sent on Sunday to the archbishop of Liverpool, Thomas Evans also confirmed that he and Alfie are both baptized Catholics despite the archdiocese saying that they weren’t. So far the archdiocese has made no comment on the case.   Leaked internal memo According to an internal memo from the archdiocese leaked...
  • Cardinal Burke discusses possibility of excommunication by Pope Francis

    04/17/2018 11:02:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 17, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    A single line in Cardinal Raymond Burke’s address at the recent "Catholic Church: Where are you going?" conference concerned the consequences of necessary disobedience to Pope Francis. Burke has already faced demotion at the hands of Pope Francis but many have wondered what he’d do if the penalty for his resistance to the Pope’s departure from Church teaching would be intensified to excommunication. LifeSiteNews asked Cardinal Burke if he has ever envisioned such consequences for himself as he has walked his path of resistance to the Pope’s direction on communion for divorced and "remarried" Catholics. In his talk at the April...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/17/2018 6:28:47 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • St. John Paul II Prophesied Priests Would Suffer for Opposing Remarriage

    04/16/2018 6:46:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/11/18 | Lisa Bourne
    April 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Saint John Paul II forewarned decades ago that priests, and indeed the Catholic Church herself, would pay a "high price" on account of remaining faithful to the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage and procreation. The late pontiff said as well it would be a “very serious mistake” to presume that Catholic teaching on marriage is but an “ideal” in need of modification. In his March 1984 address to Priests participating in a Seminar on “Responsible Procreation,” John Paul II spoke twice about the fact that men and women are entirely capable of grasping the...
  • UK Court Condemns Sick Toddler to Death

    04/16/2018 6:41:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/16.18 | Alexander Slavsky
    Comes after parents ask for their son's treatment abroadLONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The appeals court in London is allowing the hospital to pull the plug, contrary to the wishes of the parents of a sick British infant who want to treat their son abroad. On Monday, Lord Justice Andrew Moylan from the British Appeals Court dismissed the appeal, effectively handing down previous court rulings from the Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the appeals court and the High Court in London regarding the case involving Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old child with a rare degenerative neurological condition. Moylan summed up...
  • Former Willow Creek Pastor Releases More Details on Bill Hybels Misconduct Inquiry

    04/16/2018 12:53:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/16/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Providing more details on the sexual misconduct case against Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels, former staffer Nancy Ortberg claimed that the woman who alleged a prolonged sexual affair with Hybels was suicidal and that the founder was allowed to continue counseling the woman even after the allegation was made. Ortberg, who served on the Board of the Willow Creek Association and on staff as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church for nine years, decided to release the details two days after Hybels announced that he would retire, because she remains "deeply concerned about the process and church...