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  • Reformed Catholics to Enthrone African Pope

    07/15/2013 7:43:26 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies
    All Africa ^ | 15 July 2013 | Wambugu Kanyi
    The Reformed Catholic Church which is spearheaded by married priests plans to have an African pope. The church bishops who included Peter Njogu of Mt Kenya region diocese and John Karimi of Kirinyaga said on Saturday they are planning to have one centre of power in Africa where they will install a pope. "We may not necessary call him pope like the Roman Catholic but we may get another name similar to that. Our church is growing very fast and it is the high time we Africans have one centre of power in Africa," said Karimi. The bishops said since...
  • ZOT: If The Pope Asked Me how to attract more to the Catholic Church, pagans, & stray lambs too

    02/16/2013 12:47:21 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 75 replies
    San Rafael Blue
    The very notion that His Holiness, The Pope, way over there in Rome (Vatican) would ask me anything at all is of course, somewhat ludicrous and highly unlikey, to say the least. That is my initial disclaimer and statement of humility before I even start my excercise of answering questions I have not been seriously asked. Still, in the privacy of my home, I hold opinions, and by the miracle of this internet connection, I can speak to you by the press of a button. So, with that said, let's talk for a bit. Anyone could hold a valid point...
  • Suspended priest sells $750 ‘Catholic Nuptual Mass’ for gay couples

    07/19/2011 6:05:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 07/19/2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    A Catholic priest suspended from his California post for supporting gay “marriage” is now selling “Catholic Nuptual Masses” to both heterosexual and homosexual couples. California Catholic Daily reported July 14 that Geoffrey Farrow, formerly a priest at St. Paul Newman Center in Fresno, is now selling the rites alongside the sacrifice of the Mass for $750 each on FatherGeoffWeddings.com. On the website, Farrow describes the ceremonies and notes, “All of these wedding rites may be adapted for Same-sex couples.” Farrow also offers ceremonies without the sacrament, the “Simple Catholic Marriage Rite” and a “Secular Wedding ceremony,” for a reduced rate...
  • Ex-Humboldt pastor pleads guilty to sex abuse

    06/24/2011 12:48:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 23 Jun 2011 | AP
    A former Humboldt County pastor has pleaded guilty to charges that he sexual abused two girls, including one who was placed in his care. The Times-Standard of Eureka reports that 50-year-old Dino Cardelli entered his plea Monday to sex abuse and molestation charges as well as 25 counts of violating a court order to not contact the victims.
  • Police: Pastor wanted in sexual assault of minors

    06/24/2011 12:51:31 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 24 Jun 2011 | Fox 5
    Henderson police are looking for a Las Vegas pastor wanted in connection with the sexual assault of underage girls. Otis Holland, 54, is wanted on 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under age 16, a count of child abuse and a count of conspiracy to commit a crime, police said. Police issued the warrant last week, but said Holland may have fled to California. In December, Holland was arrested on three counts of sexual assault of a victim under age 16. During the investigation, police said they discovered allegations that Holland may have had inappropriate conduct with other...
  • Catholic College Fires Openly Gay Priest in Pennsylvania

    02/27/2011 3:26:23 AM PST · by topher · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 26, 2011
    ... Father James St. George says he was fully vetted when he was hired to teach at Chestnut Hill College, a private Roman Catholic institution in Pennsylvania. But the schools says that they did not know he was gay, and has since let him go. ... Father St. George doesn't exactly hide the fact that he's gay. But he says he never brings it up in class. ... Father St. George is part of the Old Catholic Church Of The Americas, a faction that broke away from the Vatican back in 1870. In his church, priests are allowed to marry...
  • Pro-Abort Catholic: Women Should Feel 'Guilty' if They Don't Abort Inconvenient Child

    06/30/2010 4:08:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 71 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/30/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Proponents of feminism within a religious tradition play a crucial role in subverting "religious fundamentalism" in Catholicism, according to a member of the pro-abortion group Catholics for the Right to Decide.  Elfriede Harth, Secretariat of European Parliament Study Group on Religion and Secularity and a Spanish member of Catholics for the Right to Decide (whose U.S. partner is Catholics for Choice), made the remarks at this month's Women Deliver conference in Washington, D.C. The conference was largely a push for population control in developing countries worldwide through contraception and abortion funding.Harth named the...
  • Italy to ordain the first woman priest near Vatican (Womynpriest alert!!!)

    05/13/2010 5:53:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies · 454+ views
    The Times ^ | 5/13/2010 | Richard Owen
    Italy’s first woman priest is to be ordained a close to the Vatican later this month. Maria Vittoria Longhitano, 35, a member of the Italian Old Catholic Church, a breakaway group not recognised by the Vatican, will be ordained at All Saints Church, near the Spanish Steps in Rome, on 22 May. A spokeswoman for All Saints Church said Ms Longhitano, who is married, was not being ordained as an Anglican. “We are offering our church as the venue because the Old Catholics have no venue of their own in Rome,” she said. “They use our facilities for their regular...
  • Sex-change vicar back in pulpit (old news from 2000 but still interesting!)

    03/10/2010 3:40:17 AM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies · 285+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 3 December, 2000, 15:29 GMT | BBC
    The first Church of England vicar to undergo a sex-change operation returned to a warm welcome from parishioners on Sunday. Around 100 people attended the service at St Philip's Church in Upper Stratton, Swindon, Wiltshire. =="After almost 23 years of preaching I felt like a young curate again preparing for one's first sermon." Ms Stone, who has been married twice and has a daughter, was dressed in purple robes and wore a pair of gold ear-rings She compared her return to a scene from the classic children's tales of Pooh bear by A A Milne.
  • Court sentences bishop for ringing church bells (though songs played quieter than traffic)

    06/06/2009 6:58:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    wnd ^ | June 6, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Ding, dong, the bells are dead – at least on weekdays. By court order, the electronic chimes that were rung each day by Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church in Phoenix, Ariz., are now confined to Sundays and special occasions, while the cathedral's leader, Bishop Rick Painter, faces potential jail time for playing the daily melodies. Responding to complaints that the electronic bells at the northern Phoenix church were rung too loud and too often, a municipal court gave Painter three years probation and a suspended 10-day jail sentence on charges of violating city noise ordinances. The judge further...
  • St. Michael's (self-proclaimed) Catholic Church - Tucson AZ (Deceit Alert!)

    04/20/2009 9:48:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 988+ views
    We are a community of communities, which are ecumenical and catholic in that we celebrate a characteristically Catholic faith tradition that is not sectarian. About Us We support such necessary and just changes as... giving priests the freedom to marry and raise families of their owngiving women the opportunity to serve God’s people as ordained ministersinviting the divorced and remarried back to the sacraments and Church life without subjecting them to annulment proceduresentrusting married couples with the responsibility of following their own conscience in regard to the use of artificial contraceptionincluding all the baptized, whether Catholic or Protestant, in the...
  • Fort Worth Pastor Accused of Teen Sex Assault

    06/20/2008 6:45:34 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 33 replies · 439+ views
    CBS11 News ^ | 06/20/08 | Mark Robinson
    Oh No! The Catholic haters will hate this article! I doubt whether they will be posting their vile remarks on this thread!
  • Pro-Abortion "Catholic" Group Plans New Television Advertising Campaign

    01/03/2008 3:55:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 133+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/3/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-abortion "Catholic" group plans a new television advertising campaign targeting key states in the presidential elections to attack pro-life groups and candidates for not supporting what it considers the best approach to reducing abortions. Catholics for Choice president Jon O'Brien announced the new campaign. "If there is one issue that resonates across all sections of society, it is that Americans want to reduce the need for abortion," O'Brien told LifeNews.com in a press release. "Over the coming weeks, and continuing throughout the year, Catholics for Choice will be promoting our Prevention Not Prohibition campaign," he...
  • BBC to broadcast gay mass from San Francisco (ugh!)

    04/27/2007 7:55:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies · 1,032+ views
    This London ^ | April 27, 2007
    The BBC is to relay a 'gay Mass' from San Francisco this Sunday, the first time such a service has been broadcast. The 50-minute Mass at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the predominantly gay Castro district of the city will feature prayers and readings tailored for the gay community. The church has been described as an "inspiration" to gay and lesbian Christians around the world because of its ministry to homosexuals. Scroll down for more... The BBC is to relay a 'gay Mass' from San Francisco the first time such a service has been broadcast. Above, Members of...
  • "Catholic" "group" accepts Edwards assurances

    02/09/2007 3:14:06 PM PST · by siunevada · 28 replies · 628+ views
    CACG ^ | February 9, 2007 | Alexia Kelley
    Washington, D.C., - Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good Executive Director Alexia Kelley issued the following statement today in response to the controversy over the John Edwards campaign’s hiring of netroots consultants who had made insensitive remarks regarding Catholicism: “Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good condemns these anti-Catholic remarks, all anti-Catholicism and all religious intolerance. We accept Senator Edwards' assurances that he too was offended by comments made by recently-hired staffers and that religious intolerance has no place in his campaign. Catholics comprise more than one quarter of the U.S. public, and neither John Edwards nor any other...
  • Latinos find a new spiritual home, Pentecostal and charismatic churches drawing Catholics away

    12/19/2006 6:37:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 80 replies · 1,045+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.18.06 | JEFF DIAMANT
    The bongo drums and keyboard at Iglesia El Shaddai, a Pentecostal church in Elizabeth, are being played so briskly they can support a conga line. The El Salvadorian-born pastor shakes a tambourine, some women rock their hips and everyone sings praise to Jesus in Spanish. Soon, the pastor takes the service down a notch. But just a notch. With his eyes shut, Renato Castro shouts "Gloria, Jesus! Aleluya!" and paces before 300 people. The worshippers, eyes also closed, shout as they feel the spirit -- the Holy Spirit -- moving them: "Oh, Dios! Dios!" "Gracias, Papa!" Lips tremble. Tears flow....
  • Egypt Copts Proud of Hizbullah

    08/04/2006 8:31:07 AM PDT · by bornacatholic · 28 replies · 381+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | 07/31/06 | Hamdy Al Husseini
    Egypt's Copts have hailed the Lebanese resistance movement Hizbullah and its chief Hassan Nasrallah as a source of pride to Muslims and the Arab world, and launched a fund-raising campaign to help the Lebanese people in their current trial. "All Arabs must be proud of Hizbullah's gallantry," Bishop Rafiq Gris, the spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church, told IslamOnline.net Monday, July 31. "No matter what the results will be, Hizbullah has proved that the 'invincible' Israeli army is too weak and shown that a Frankenstein created by the Arab rulers was brought to his knees by a few number of...
  • DePaul University to offer "queer studies" minor

    02/01/2006 8:40:59 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 41 replies · 760+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | February 1, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Man, it's getting hard to keep up with all the developments at DePaul. From NPR last week: DePaul University in Chicago -- the largest Catholic university in the United States -- is launching a "queer studies" program that looks at issues of homosexuality. DePaul will be the first Catholic university to offer a minor in the topic, and could face the wrath of the Vatican. Jason DeRose of Chicago Public Radio reports. Will DePaul offer a minor in "conservative studies?" Or even "libertarian studies?"
  • Pastor arrested in sex abuse case dies in fall at national park (under 'uncertain cirsumstances')

    11/21/2005 8:58:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 2,074+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 11/21/05 | AP
    SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - A Porterville minister accused of sexual abusing two teenage parishioners fell 400 feet to his death at Moro Rock, a National Park Service official said Monday. The Rev. Santos Teixeira's fall Sunday was under "uncertain circumstances," requiring the Park Service to notify the FBI of its investigation, said Alexandra Picavet, a Sequoia National Park spokeswoman. Picavet said park investigators have yet to determine the manner of death and cautioned it was standard procedure to notify the FBI about the case, which occurred on federal land. Teixeira, 56, fell to his death late Monday afternoon from...
  • Catholics for a Free Choice Protest Vatican Positions on Reproductive Health, Family Planning

    04/19/2004 10:22:53 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 23 replies · 128+ views
    Catholics for a Free Choice Protest Vatican Positions on Reproductive Health, Family Planning 4/19/2004 1:11:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Assignment Desk and Daybook Editor Contact: Michelle Ringuette of the Catholics for a Free Choice, 202-986-6093 or 617-501-3370 (cell) News Advisory: WHO: Leaders from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, France, Spain, the U.S. and other countries adversely affected by Vatican policies; women's health advocates; Catholic theologians; church reform, sexual and reproductive rights activists WHAT: Protest and demonstration at Vatican Embassy WHEN: Saturday, April 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Rally, Speeches, Songs, Park at 35th St., Fulton Ave. & Massachusetts Ave.,...