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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Bishop Denies Sen. Dick Durbin Communion Over His Pro-Abortion Voting Record

    02/24/2018 7:28:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2018 | John Ellis
    One of the great hypocrisies of our time is the number of pro-abortion senators and congressmen who also claim to be Roman Catholic. Being pro-abortion and Roman Catholic is like being pro-LGBTQ rights and Muslim. Both sets are a contradiction of terms. Thankfully, the bishop of Senator Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) diocese recognizes this contradiction of terms and is denying the senator communion until he repents of his grave sin. Senator Durbin's office has yet to comment on the matter, but his views on abortion are well known. Last year, Durbin insisted in a CNN interview that Democrats who are personally...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/24/2018 6:10:21 AM PST · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 24 (NKJV)Do Not Envy Evil Men 01 Do not be envious of evil men, 00 Nor desire to be with them; 02 For their heart devises violence, 00 And their lips talk of troublemaking. 03 Through wisdom a house is built, 00 And by understanding it is established; 04 By knowledge the rooms are filled 00 With all precious and pleasant riches. 05 A wise man is strong, 00 Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; 06 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, 00 And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. 07...
  • [Cath Cauc] New Appeal From Fr. Weinandy To the Pope: With This False Mercy the Church Is Destroyed

    02/23/2018 10:09:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 24, 2018 | Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy
    Everyone remembers Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy for the open letter he sent to Pope Francis last summer, and which he himself made public on November 1 on Settimo Cielo:> A Theologian Writes To the Pope: There Is Chaos in the Church, and You Are a CauseToday, Saturday February 24, he returns to the fray with the conference that he gave this morning in Sydney, organized by Notre Dame University of Australia.In it, Fr. Weinandy describes and denounces the attack of unprecedented gravity that some of the “pastoral” theories and practices encouraged by Pope Francis are carrying out against the “one,...
  • [Cahtholic Caucus] Judge cites Pope Francis to justify ending baby’s life against parents’ wishes

    02/23/2018 5:30:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 23, 2018 | Michael Hichborn
    A judge in Britain justified his decision to remove a baby from a ventilator, against the wishes of his Catholic parents, by citing a recent controversial address given by Pope Francis. The parents of Alfie Evans, a 21-month-old baby with a mysterious illness, received a devastating blow from a high court on February 20 as Justice Anthony Hayden ruled that the baby’s ventilator is to be turned off. Kate James, 20, and Tom Evans, 21, have been battling Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool since June 2017.  After being admitted to the hospital in December 2016, baby Alfie’s condition began...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal: Tweet saying ‘nighty-night, baby’ was meant for my sister

    02/23/2018 5:22:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 22, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Cardinal Joseph Tobin, who famously welcomed an “LGBT pilgrimage” to his cathedral, has deleted and apologized for a tweet saying, “nighty-night, baby. I love you.”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Texas Bishops Slam Faithful Pro-Life Group

    02/23/2018 5:14:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 22, 2018 | Stephen Wynne
    Fake Republicans in Texas are losing, and the Catholic bishops seem ready to sacrifice a faithful pro-life leader to defend them. On Thursday, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued a rebuke to Texas Right to Life, warning parishes "not to participate in their activities or allow the organization to use parish sites." Texas Right to Life, headed by outspoken Catholic Jim Graham, has openly, consistently criticized the "soft push" of GOP Establishment leaders who have obstructed pro-life legislation. The bishops, meanwhile — members of the Church Establishment — are cozy with Texas RINOs (Republicans in Name Only). Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT Premium WATCH MORE LIKE...
  • PSYCHOLOGY AND THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH

    02/23/2018 3:50:59 PM PST · by fwdude · 20 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | February 16, 2018 | T.A. McMahon
    Tom: Nothing in the history of the modern church has induced believers to abandon their faith in the sufficiency of GodÂ’s Word like the pseudo-science of psychological counseling. Consider the following: the evangelical church is a primary referral service for counseling psychologists and psychiatrists. Many large churches have licensed psychotherapists on staff. Mission agencies are requiring their missionary candidates to be evaluated and approved by licensed psychological professionals prior to being considered for service. Christian psychologists and counselors are often better known and more respected by evangelicals than preachers and teachers. Who has not heard of psychologist Dr. James Dobson?...
  • [Catholic Caucus) "The Meaning of Amoris Laetitia According to Pope Francis."

    02/23/2018 3:40:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | John R. T. Lamont
    The teaching of the apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia has been the subject of a great deal of debate since the promulgation of that document. Various interpretations of this teaching have been presented, and the differing interpretations have been used both to denounce the document as heretical and to defend it as in harmony with the teaching of the Church. Pope Francis has recently acted to clarify the meaning of the most contentious section of Amoris laetitia through a statement in the October 2017 issue of the Acta apostolic sedis, the journal that publishes the official acts of the Holy See...
  • Church Holds Renaming Ceremony For Transgender Pastor

    02/23/2018 8:27:45 AM PST · by Maudeen · 23 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 2/23/2018 | PNW Staff
    Starting on February 11th, 2017, the congregation of St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken, New Jersey began referring to their pastor as Peter. Peter, formerly Rose Beeson, was the center of a renaming ceremony Sunday that was led by Bishop Tracie Bartholomew of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ceremony also coincided with the celebration known as Transfiguration Day for Lutherans.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/23/2018 6:18:21 AM PST · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 23 (NKJV) Listen to Your Father 01 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, 00 Consider carefully what is before you; 02 And put a knife to your throat 00 If you are a man given to appetite. 03 Do not desire his delicacies, 00 For they are deceptive food. 04 Do not overwork to be rich; 00 Because of your own understanding, cease! 05 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? 00 For riches certainly make themselves wings; 00 They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 06 Do not eat the...
  • Sodomy Supporters Hijack World Meeting of Families

    02/22/2018 5:53:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/20/18 | David Nussman
    Preparatory video titled "God's Mercy: No One Excluded" normalizes homosexualityDUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-gay activists in the Church are hijacking the World Meeting of Families. A recent video for the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin, Ireland, promotes the sin of homosexuality. The 13-minute "preparatory catechesis" video features individuals talking personally about their family situation. The first person on camera is a lady speaking about her father, who passed away rather young. The pro-gay propaganda starts soon after. The second person in the WMOF video begins, "The fact that I'm gay has never been a huge problem in my...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/22/2018 7:07:50 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • [Cath Caucus] Cardinal Marx on ‘Commission’ to Prepare ‘Discussion’ of Blessing Homosexual Couples

    02/21/2018 8:20:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 19, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx – who received much criticism for his recent remarks on the possibility of blessing homosexual couples in individual cases – has deflected that topic for now, but he says an episcopal commission has been set up in Germany to consider it.Today, the German bishops are starting their four-day-long Spring Assembly, which takes place this year in Ingolstadt. As the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reports, Cardinal Marx – the president of the German Bishops’ Conference and a member of the pope’s Council of Nine Cardinals – has today made some comments on the topic of the blessing of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Bergoglio Is Rewriting His Life. The Years of the "Great Desolation"

    02/21/2018 7:54:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 21, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    n the closed-door meeting that he held at the beginning of Lent, on February 15, with the priests of the Rome diocese of which he is bishop, Francis sketched out in an unexpected way the trajectory of his life, describing it as a series of “passages,” some of them bright, others dark. Let’s review word by word this autobiography of his, very instructive on the personality of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in the official transcription that has been released and that respects the disorder of his speech in Italian.The first phase is one of rapid and dazzling ascent toward what further...
  • Why papal adviser is angry with EWTN’s ‘Papal Posse’

    02/21/2018 7:26:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    During a lively segment of EWTN's "The World Over" last week,  “Papal Posse” members Robert Royal and Father Gerald Murray weighed in on three segments from papal adviser Father Antonio Spadaro’s lecture at Georgetown University. They also commented on the Bishop Barros scandal and Cardinal Cupich’s planned New Momentum series of conferences. Spadaro’s lecture was entitled “Pope Francis’ Global Vision and his work for a more just and peaceful world.” Following the program, Spadaro had retweeted a message demanding an interdict on Arroyo, the host of “The World Over.” Spadaro clearly agreed with the tweet’s severe criticism of the show...
  • Democrat Politicians Harass Church for Offering Counseling to Gays

    02/21/2018 6:19:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/21/18 | Rodney Pelletier
    Representatives Adam Zemke and Darrin Camilleri pushing radical LGBT agenda, persecuting ChristiansLANSING, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Michigan Democrats are harassing a church for offering to counsel teenage girls struggling with their sexual identity. On February 8, Adam Zemke and Darrin Camilleri, both Democratic members of the Michigan House of Representatives, condemned the "Unashamed Identity Workshop" sponsored by the Metro City Church in Riverview. The announcement for the workshop — now taken down from the group's website — is a counseling session for girls aged 12–16 years old, asking, "Does your child or grandchild struggle with sexual identity? Do you see the...
  • Diocese of Lexington goes gay: Bishop serves as adviser to pro-same-sex marriage ministry

    02/21/2018 5:42:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | February 21, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    Diocese of Lexington goes gay: Bishop serves as adviser to pro-same-sex marriage ministry On February 18, 2018, the pro-same-sex marriage advocacy ministry Fortunate Families posted to their official Facebook page a series of photos and one short video taken at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, which featured the First Sunday of Lent homily from Deacon Steve Hester. They later added a YouTube video of the complete homily. The subject of his homily: the rainbow. In terms of the rainbow and its contemporary relationship to the LGBT community, Hester had this to say:
  • [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...
  • 42 Million Babies Born to Unmarried Mothers Over Last 30 Years

    02/21/2018 8:12:18 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/20/18 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The percentage of babies born to unmarried mothers dipped below 40 percent for the first time in 9 years in 2016, dropping to 39.8 percent, according to the final birth-data report for that year published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, there were 1,569,796 babies born to unmarried mothers in the United States during that year, according to the report. That made 2016 the 29th straight year (1988-2016) that more than a million babies were born in the United States to unmarried mothers. Over the past 30 years on record (1987-2016), according to CDC data, there have...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/21/2018 6:39:27 AM PST · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Key words: Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is...