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  • Texas Rangers assist in search warrant executed on Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

    11/28/2018 11:44:01 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    FOX7 ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | staff
    The Texas Rangers are currently assisting in a search warrant executed on the Archdiocese of Houston-Galveston which began Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. The Montgomery County District Attorney's office is now heading the raid. “We will take any document of piece of information related Father Manuel La Rosa Lopez or involving any other criminal activity," wrote Tyler Dunman of the Montgomery County D.A.'s office. Catholic Church officials are now struggling with a widening scandal after recent sex assault accusations. Manuel La Rosa-Lopez was charged and arrested in September, after he was accused of molesting teens in the 1990s and early...
  • Human rights activist blames (Soros)NGO, for migrant mess. "Done to provoke Trump"

    11/25/2018 8:59:29 PM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 59 replies
    Borderland Beats ^ | Nov. 24, 2018 | Chivis Martinez
    Solalinde accuses NGO of deceiving migrants; He says that he was deceived along with the Central American and Mexican migrants, the caravan brought polleros (human traffickers) and armed persons to the city. "Here the negative actor is the organization, Pueblo Sin Fronteras.", says Fr. Solalinde. There is no greater champion for Central American migrants; Alejandro Solalinde Guerra is a Mexican Catholic priest and human rights activist. He is the coordinator of the South Pacific Human Mobility Ministry of the Mexican Bishopric and director of "Hermanos en el Camino", a shelter that provides Central American migrants with humanitarian aid and education....
  • Report: Priest pedophilia is on the rise again, linked to homosexuality

    11/06/2018 3:45:00 PM PST · by deandg99 · 13 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    On Nov. 2, 2018, Louisiana-based Ruth Institute released a study, Is Catholic clergy sex abuse related to homosexual priests?. The Ruth Institute was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economics-trained author and writer on marriage, family and human sexuality who was the spokesperson for Proposition 8, the California ballot measure defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman which was passed by voters but nixed by an activist judge. Far-left groups including the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have criticized the Ruth Institute’s stance against same-sex marriage and other...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Jerome, Priest, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    09/29/2018 10:07:22 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double “I KNOW NOT VITALIS, I reject Meletius, I pass by Paulinus; he that cleaveth to the Chair of Peter, he is mine.” Thus, about the year 376, when the whole East was disturbed by the competitions for the episcopal See of Antioch, wrote an unknown monk to Pope St. Damasus. It was St. Jerome, a native of Dalmatia, who implored “light for his soul redeemed by the Blood of our Lord.” Far from Stridonium, his semi-barbarous native place, whose austerity and vigor he never lost; far from Rome, where the study of literature and philosophy had not...
  • FR ROBERT ALTIER’S TRUTHFUL HOMILY ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE CHURCH

    09/21/2018 8:19:45 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 22 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | 8/19/2018 | Fr Robert Altier
    FR ROBERT ALTIER’S TRUTHFUL HOMILY ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE CHURCH The following is the transcription of the August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the second reading today St. Paul tells us that we have to make the most of our opportunity because the days are evil. We aren’t just simply living in days that are evil, we are living in the days that Isaiah spoke about, the days when they will call evil good and good evil. And we have been brainwashed into thinking that...
  • The pedo priest scandals - are they confined to the U.S.? [vanity]

    09/21/2018 7:52:52 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 23 replies
    foreverfree | 9/21/2018 | foreverfree
    Because I never see any news about pedo priests in other countries. Does Canada have the same problem, e.g.?ff
  • New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests

    08/17/2018 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 30 replies
    Catholic News Agency | August 17, 2018 | Ed Condon
    (CNA).- Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. .... The religious priest who spoke to CNA said when he studied in a seminary in New York, McCarrick, who was then an aide to Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York, would sometimes visit the seminary. The priest said that McCarrick’s reputation was already well established by this time. .... So well-known was McCarrick’s reputation, the priest said, that when McCarrick would accompany Cooke to visit the seminary there was a standing...
  • Turkey is reportedly prepared to release the imprisoned US pastor...

    08/17/2018 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/17/18 | Ellen Cranley
    ....According to the Middle East Eye, officials in Ankara are willing to concede to US demands for the freedom of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical preacher accused of playing a role in the attempted coup there in 2016. Officials reportedly know Brunson's release is the first step to alleviating the diplomatic and economic crises sparked between the two countries, but are aiming....
  • Venezuelan Seminarians Struggle to Follow Christ’s Call

    07/25/2018 7:25:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 7/18/18 | Jonathon Liedl
    Venezuelan seminarians are struggling to continue their formation for the priesthood in the midst of a deepening national crisisI’ve known Oscar for only a couple days, but I already think he has some gifts that would make him a great priest. The 19-year-old seminarian, who is just finishing his second year of formation, has been a translator of sorts for me during my visit to Buen Pastor Seminary in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. Although he doesn’t speak any English, he patiently and clearly explains things in a way that I can understand with my limited Spanish—a welcome contrast to the typical...
  • Watch: Video shows priest slap baby during baptism

    06/24/2018 3:43:17 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 23 Jun 18 | Mattha Busby
    A Reddit user posted video that shows a priest slapping a baby during a baptism. The video, which was also posted on YouTube, has a French title that translates to “A priest slaps an infant during his baptism.” At first, the 43-second video clip shows the priest, who is speaking French, attempting to comfort the crying baby. But when the crying doesn’t stop, the priest slaps the baby in the face. A man and woman, who appear to be the child’s parents, looked shocked by the slap. The woman can be heard saying something to the priest before the man...
  • Australian archbishop guilty of covering up sex child abuse

    05/24/2018 10:19:34 AM PDT · by buffyt · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2018 | Samantha Beech, Sarah Faidell and Bard Wilkinson
    An Australian archbishop is facing up to two years in prison after being convicted of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest in the 1970s. Archbishop Philip Wilson is the highest ranking Catholic official to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse, part of a global scandal which has dogged the Vatican for decades. The 67-year-old archbishop of Adelaide was found guilty of having concealed the abuse of altar boys by a pedophile priest colleague, James Fletcher, in the 1970s, when he was an assistant parish priest in the state of New South Wales. Wilson's legal team argued that...
  • Melchizedek and His Priestly Order...Messianic Psalms pt 26

    The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day...
  • The Eternal Priest...Messianic Psalms 25

    The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Valentine, Priest and Martyr (Gueranger)

    02/13/2018 9:01:44 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Simple THE CHURCH HONORS, on this fourteenth day of February, the memory of the holy Priest Valentine, who suffered martyrdom towards the middle of the third century. The ravages of time have deprived us of the details of his life and sufferings; so that extremely little is known of our Saint. This is the reason of there being no Lessons of his Life in the Roman Liturgy. His name, however, has always been honored throughout the whole Church, and it is our duty to revere him as one of our protectors during the Season of Lent. He is...
  • Pope's role in disgraced cardinal's funeral draws outrage

    01/22/2018 3:21:11 PM PST · by buffyt · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2017 | CNN news
    Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors. Francis' prominent role in the ceremony has fueled the controversy over the decision to grant Law a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The story was made into a celebrated movie, Spotlight, and the scandal forced the Catholic church to rethink the way it dealt with child abuse in the church. 'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native...
  • Diocese: Catholic priest under investigation kills himself (Ohio)

    12/21/2017 10:35:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 21, 2017 | WOWK
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Catholic diocese in Ohio says a parish priest under investigation for "questionable" communications with a minor and possible misuse of church funds killed himself. The Catholic Diocese of Columbus said in a statement Thursday that the Rev. James Csaszar killed himself Wednesday in Chicago. Csaszar was pastor of Church of the Resurrection in the Columbus suburb of New Albany.
  • Fmr Archbishop of Canterbury could face probe whether he broke law by covering up pedo bishop [tr]

    11/26/2017 4:11:07 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Saturday, November 25, 2017 | Jonathan Petre
    Complete title: Former Archbishop of Canterbury could face police probe into whether he broke the law by covering up for a paedophile bishop o Police are considering a formal inquiry into Church of England's former leader o Lord Carey, 82, could face being interviewed under caution in investigation o Rev Peter Ball indecently assaulted 18 boys and young men from 1977 to 1992 o Former leaders could face criminal charges for not passing on abuse complaints The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, could face a police investigation into whether he broke the law by covering up for a paedophile...
  • A Vision of Christ Glorified...seven letters pt 1

    The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace,...
  • A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno

    10/21/2017 5:20:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic Journal ^ | 10/17/17 | Thomas Addis
    He didn’t have to be there, not in that place and at that time. But there he was. He could have been back at the base in Da Nang, waiting for the soldiers to return, and no one would have given it a second thought. But he chose to be with the men. In actuality, he didn’t even have to be in Vietnam at all. His tour of duty had ended months before, and so he could have been home in America. But he asked for, and was granted, an extension. How could he not be with the young men...
  • US Priest Vows to Defy Trump's North Korea Travel Ban to Help People Suffering From Tuberculosis

    10/14/2017 12:30:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/13/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An American Catholic priest who has traveled to North Korea 52 times says he won't stop going to the communist country to treat North Koreans suffering from tuberculosis, deifying the Trump administration's travel ban following the death of American college student Otto Warmbier. Father Jerry Hammond told BBC News in an interview on Thursday that he will attempt to travel to North Korea in November, like Open Doors have called the world's most oppressive country for Christians, though he is aware that the U.S. government could revoke his passport. The priest, who lives in South Korea, explained that he has...