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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/20/2017 6:44:05 AM PST · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart of man is like...
  • Cath Cauc: As the Church Drowns in a Sea of Words, the Faith of Our Fathers Is Forgotten

    11/19/2017 7:19:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 18, 2017 | Christopher A Ferrara
    One of the symptoms indicating the unprecedented severity of the current ecclesial crisis is the astounding level of prolixity in Church documents as compared with the declarative simplicity of pre-Vatican II Church teaching.  Even the very longest pre-conciliar encyclicals (e.g. Pius XII’s Mystici corporis or Saint Pius X’s Pascendi) run to about 20,000 words, including extensive footnotes, and their texts are models of clarity and precision.  Today, however, we are routinely burdened with book-length manifestos such as Laudato si’, Evangelii Gaudium and, of course, Amoris Laetitia, which are more than twice as long but say little or nothing about the...
  • 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 · 5 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...
  • Pastor Who Wouldn’t Say If Abortion is a Sin and Then Backtracked: “I Was Trying to Point People...

    11/19/2017 9:52:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Pastor Who Wouldn’t Say If Abortion is a Sin and Then Backtracked: “I Was Trying to Point People to Jesus” Mega-church Pastor Carl Lentz defended his controversial comments about abortion again this week, saying he made the conscious decision to focus on Jesus rather than sin during his appearance on “The View.” In a new interview with Relevant Magazine, the lead pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City explained why he said what he did about abortion on “The View.” Lentz said he prepared in advance, knowing that the talk show is fast-paced and unfriendly to pro-lifers....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/19/2017 6:41:46 AM PST · by OneVike · 4 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...
  • 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...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/18/2017 7:39:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 3 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...
  • 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...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liberal Protestant?

    11/17/2017 3:03:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 417 replies
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2017 | Gerald McDermott
    As an outsider, I can’t help but wonder whether the pope and the USCCB were particularly provoked by Weinandy’s suggestion that Jesus had allowed this controversy in order “to manifest just how weak is the faith of many within the Church, even among too many of her bishops.” Catholics will have to make up their own minds—but I’ll admit I have questions about the faith of Pope Francis, which seems, if not weak, at least different from that of the Catholic tradition. Even before the release of Amoris Laetitia in March 2016, Francis had caused many to question his fidelity...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/17/2017 6:31:04 AM PST · 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...
  • 2017 the Year of the Sex Scandals

    11/16/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    2017 may go down as the year that sexual scandals rocked America. The thing about a charge of rape, said 17th century British judge Sir Matthew Hale, is that it ‘‘is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused”---even if that party is innocent. It is an excruciating dilemma. Most such crimes occur in private. And yet false charges are also sometimes made. How do we give proper due process to the accused while showing compassion to victims? But one thing that troubles me about all this is...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/16/2017 6:44:26 AM PST · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • Majority of Australians Vote Yes in National Same-Sex Marriage Survey

    11/15/2017 5:48:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The catholic Leader ^ | 11/15/17 | Mark Bowling
    AUSTRALIANS have voted in support of legalising same-sex marriage in following the results of a national survey. The result came to 61.6 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 38.4 per cent voting ‘No’. A total of 133 out of 150 electorates recorded a majority ‘Yes’ result while only 17 voted ‘No’. The national survey returned 7.8 million responses in support of same sex marriage and 4.9 million voted against. Queensland voters followed the national trend with 61 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 39 per cent voting ‘No’. In an address to the Australian public, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the survey...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    11/15/2017 6:04:00 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 15 (NKJV) A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath 01 A soft answer turns away wrath, 00 But a harsh word stirs up anger. 02 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, 00 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 03 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 00 Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 04 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, 00 But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 05 A fool despises his father's instruction, 00 But he who receives correction is prudent. 06 In the house of the...
  • 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] British Bishops Abolish “Father” and “Mother”

    11/14/2017 6:17:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 14, 2017 | Gloria TV
    A British Government education watchdog ordered the Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School in London to remove “mother” and “father” in their admission form in order to please “separated, step and gay parents”. The Bishops’ Catholic Education Service, known for accommodating to gay ideology, is now drafting a new form for its 2,230 Catholic schools. The form will only refer to “the family”. Many schools already use “parent 1” and “parent 2”. The Sunday Times cites an expert who called this decision “profoundly undemocratic, illiberal and a capitulation to a form of politically correct fascism”.
  • U.S. bishop refuses to say if Amoris Laetitia allows adulterers to receive Communion

    11/14/2017 4:02:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 14, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Update at 2:13 p.m. on November 14: The U.S. bishops voted 223 to 12 to develop a “formal statement” of a Renewed Pastoral Plan for Marriage and Family Life Ministry and Advocacy in light of Amoris Laetitia. Three bishops abstained from voting. BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Representing the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York, refused to say this afternoon whether Amoris Laetitia allows Catholics living in adultery to receive Holy Communion. “That’s not an answer I’m going to provide for you,” Malone said. He’d been asked point-blank by...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication

    11/14/2017 12:51:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 14, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and Cardinal Raymond Burke pictured at a Pontifical High Mass in St. Peter's basilica to mark the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Sept. 16, 2017. (Edward Pentin photo) Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication In wishing to honor two recently deceased cardinals, the American cardinal makes a final plea to the Holy Father for clarity, saying the “grave” situation is “continually worsening” and that it is “urgent” the Pope “confirm his brothers in the faith.” Edward Pentin One year to the day since the dubia were made public, Cardinal Raymond Burke has made...
  • Archbishop Naumann beats Cardinal Cupich [Catholic Caucus]

    11/14/2017 12:07:05 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 15 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Surprising liberals and the social justice wing of the American Church at today's U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops general assembly, Archbishop Joseph Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich in an election for the chairmanship of the committee on pro-life activities. Cardinal Cupich, who many on the left had hoped would reshape the pro-life office of the USCCB in the style of his Chicago predecessor Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, lost the election 54 percent to 46 percent.  This means 82 bishops voted for Cupich, with 96 bishops supporting Naumann.