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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Gregory the Seventh, Pope and Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/24/2018 9:05:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double OUR EASTER CALENDAR has already given us the two great Popes, Leo the Great and Pius the Fifth; it bids us, today, pay honor to the glorious memory of Gregory the Seventh. These three names represent the action of the Papacy, dating from the period of the Persecutions. The mission divinely put upon the successors of St. Peter is this: the maintaining intact the truths of Faith, and the defending the Liberty of the Church. St. Leo courageously and eloquently asserted the ancient Faith, which was called in question by the heretics of those days; St. Pius...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Urban, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    05/24/2018 9:05:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Commemoration THIS DAY IS BEAUTIFIED by the triumph of two sainted Popes; and the Seventh Gregory, when he quitted this earth, was introduced into the court of Heaven by one of the predecessors. Urban was a Martyr by the shedding of his blood; Gregory was a Martyr by the sufferings he had to endure during his whole pontificate. Both fought for the same glorious cause. Urban laid down his life, rather than obey an earthly potentate, who bade him degrade himself by adoring an idol; Gregory preferred to endure every temporal suffering, rather than allow the Church to...
  • The Catholic Church’s Looming Fight Over Same-Sex Blessings

    05/23/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Francis X. Rocca
    Reports that Pope Francis told a sex-abuse victim that God made him gay have drawn headlines this week, with many observers inferring a new level of acceptance of homosexuality, which the catechism of the Catholic Church describes as “objectively disordered.” The Vatican spokesman declined to confirm or deny the statement, citing a policy of not commenting on the pope’s private conversations. But no aspect of Pope Francis’ five-year reign has been better known or more controversial than his conciliatory approach to gay people, most famously expressed in his 2013 words about gay priests: “Who am I to judge?”
  • Cath Cauc: New Threats to Catholic Student at Providence College; Pope’s “Born Gay” Remarks Go Viral

    05/22/2018 6:01:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 22, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Guests: Michael Smalanskas, recent Theology & Philosophy graduate (Magna Cum Laude) and former Resident Advisor at Providence College; Catholic author, speaker, and gay outreach evangelist Joseph Sciambra. Description: Michael Smalanskas, a senior at the Dominican-run Providence College in Rhode Island, was required as a dormitory Resident Advisor to keep a bulletin board updated with informational materials of his choosing. After seeing a bulletin board in another dorm promoting lesbian marriage, Smalanskas decided to put up a pro-marriage bulletin board featuring Scripture and Church teaching on the sacrament. What ensued was a campaign of harassment and intimidation from other students and Resident Advisors,...
  • Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality

    05/21/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 172 replies
    LA Times ^ | 21 May 2018 | By TOM KINGTON
    Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that "God made you that way and loves you as you are," apparently pushing the pontiff's acceptance of homosexuality to a new level. Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. "He told me: 'Juan Carlos, I...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

    05/21/2018 2:51:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2018 | Sofia Petkar
    In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual. The comments are the most striking public acceptance about homosexuality ever made by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. The remarks were made during a private meeting at the Vatican between the pair, in which the Pope offered a heartfelt apology. Cruz was a victim of Chile’s most notorious paedophile priest Fernando Karadima. Father Karadima, now aged 87, was found guilty of...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

    05/21/2018 2:51:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2018 | Sofia Petkar
    In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual. The comments are the most striking public acceptance about homosexuality ever made by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. The remarks were made during a private meeting at the Vatican between the pair, in which the Pope offered a heartfelt apology. Cruz was a victim of Chile’s most notorious paedophile priest Fernando Karadima. Father Karadima, now aged 87, was found guilty of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Celestine, Pope (Gueranger)

    05/18/2018 9:00:38 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double OUR PASCHAL SEASON, which has already given us the admirable Doctor, St. Leo, brings before us today the humble Peter Celestine—Sovereign Pontiff, like Leo, but who was no sooner throned on the Apostolic See, than he left it and returned to solitude. Among the long list of sainted men, who compose the venerable series of Roman Pontiffs, our Lord would have one, in whose person was to be represented the virtue of humility;—that honor was conferred on Peter Celestine. He was dragged from the quiet of his solitude, compelled to ascend the throne of St. Peter, and...
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • Pope Francis' Newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, Praises Communist Karl Marx

    05/08/2018 7:59:32 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/08/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Several weeks back, Pope Francis was criticized for reportedly claiming "there is no Hell" -- a claim he did not deny -- and now his own newspaper at the Vatican, L'Osservatore Romano, has published an article that applauds German Cardinal Reinhard Marx for his praise of the founder of Communism, Karl Marx. In the May 6 article, headlined Marx in controluce (Closer to Marx), Cardinal Reinhard Marx speaks proudly of Karl Marx, who wrote the Communist Manifesto, and whose teaching has been denounced by the Catholic Church and multiple Popes since the 19th century.
  • Rihanna Reigns With Pope-Inspired Dress at Met Gala

    05/08/2018 7:41:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Tariro Mzezewa
    Many celebrities flirted with the Met Gala theme this year — the influence of Catholicism on fashion — but no one took it on as fearlessly as Rihanna, who dressed like the female pope the Vatican’s never had. She wore a white beaded Margiela corset mini dress under a full skirt, with a beaded bishop’s hat to match. The outfit was accessorized with a pearl anklet and a bejeweled crucifix necklace. Rihanna’s hat was reminiscent of the papal tiaras worn by popes from the medieval era until the mid-1960s. The last papal tiara — a bejeweled, three-­tiered gold and silver...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Pius V, Pope (Gueranger)

    05/04/2018 9:01:51 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double WE HAVE ALREADY MET WITH the names of several Pontiffs on the Paschal Calendar. They form a brilliant constellation around our Risen Jesus, who, during the period between his Resurrection and Ascension, gave to Peter, their predecessor, the Keys of the kingdom of heaven. Anicetus, Soter, Cauis, Cletus and Marcellinus, held in their hands the palm of martyrdom: Leo was the only one that did not shed his blood in the cause of his Divine Master. Today, there comes before a holy Pope who governed the Church in these latter times; he is worthy to stand amidst...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Alexander, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    05/02/2018 9:01:52 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Commemoration A HOLY POPE AND MARTYR comes today, laying his bright crown at the foot of the triumphant Cross, whereby he won his victory. It is Alexander, the fifth successor of St. Peter. Let us honor this venerable witness of the Faith, who is now receiving the devout homage of the Church Militant, he who, for these long ages past, has been enjoying in heaven the company of our Risen Jesus. The Passion of his Divine Master was ever present to his mind while here on earth; and the Church has registered in her annals his adding four...
  • James Cone, founder of black liberation theology, dies at 79

    05/02/2018 5:10:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5-1-18 | Deepti Hajela
    NEW YORK – Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79.
  • Five Reasons Why Pope Francis’ Answer Was Demonic

    04/28/2018 11:07:35 AM PDT · by fishtank · 54 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | 4-24-18 | Jordan Standridge
    Five Reasons Why Pope Francis’ Answer Was Demonic by Jordan Standridge Pope Francis has made several controversial statements throughout the years, but perhaps none quite as controversial as the one in this video.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Cletus and Marcellinus, Popes and Martyrs (Gueranger)

    04/25/2018 9:05:58 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble TWO BRIGHT STARS appear this day on the ecclesiastical cycle, proclaiming the glory of our Jesus, the Conqueror of death. Again they are two pontiffs, and martyr pontiffs. Cletus leads us to the very commencement of the Church, for he was a disciple of Peter, and his second successor in the See of Rome. Marcellinus was a witness of the great persecution under Diocletian; he governed the Church on the eve of her triumph. Let us honor these two fathers of Christendom, who laid down their lives in its defense; and let us offer their merits to...
  • [Barf Alert] The Pope: not to remain prisoners of ideas, let’s open ourselves to new things

    04/24/2018 6:19:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    La Stampa/Vatican Insider ^ | April 24, 2018 | salvatore cernuzio
    God frees, ideas and ideologies do not: they make prisoners. From this axiom, clearly expressed in the Gospel of John and his reference to the doctors of the law, Pope Francis unfolds his homily during this morning mass in Casa Santa Marta before the C9 Cardinals, who until tomorrow will be attending their twenty-fourth meeting. Once again, the Pontiff warns against the risk of “rigidity”, which leads to placing oneself at the center and thus remain untouched before the works of the Holy Spirit and insensitive to new things.   The doctors of the law, in fact, were incapable of...
  • ‘Dictator Pope’ Author Says Book is ‘an Alarm Call’

    04/23/2018 7:01:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/21/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, April 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The author of the top-selling book The Dictator Pope has said Pope Francis isn’t a reformer but rather a “maverick pope” who “acts like a dictator” and has “completely gone off the rails.” In a video interview with the National Catholic Register published on Saturday (watch interview below), author and historian Henry Sire says Francis is “one of the more disastrous pontificates in history,” and he felt it necessary to reveal the “gap” between Francis’ public image and the “reality as it is known in the Vatican.” Sire says he had no intention of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Soter and Caius, Popes and Martyrs (Gueranger)

    04/21/2018 10:13:26 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble THE PALMS OF TWO MARTYRED POPES are intertwined and grace this day of the Calendar. Soter suffered for Christ in the second, and Caius in the third century; a hundred years separate them; and yet we have the same energy of faith, the same jealous fidelity to keep intact the depositum left by Christ to his Church. What human society ever existed that produced heroes for century after century? The Society, however, which was founded by Christ—in other words, the Church—is based on that traditional devotedness which consists in laying down one's life for the faith. And...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Anicetus, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    04/16/2018 9:05:10 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Simple A POPE AND MARTYR of the second century appears in the Calendar today. The martyrs stand in clusters near our Risen Lord; they are the Eagles of which he speaks in his Gospel, as gathering together around their longed-for object. Anicetus is not the only Pope whose martyrdom has to be celebrated during Paschal Time; others will come, adding to our Easter joy. The Saint who claims our attention today is one of those whose holy actions are shrouded in the venerable gloom of the Church; and yet his memory will be held in veneration to the...