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  • Bishop Apologizes, Priest Resigns After Allowing Hindu Procession in Catholic Church

    08/30/2017 6:55:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Claire Chretien
    August 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Spanish bishop apologized for an event in his diocese during which a Hindu deity was processed around a Catholic church and the priest who allowed it resigned from his position as Vicar General. However, the bishop said Hindu beliefs don't need to be "rebuked" and that wasn't the point of his statement. It's unclear whether the priest, Father Juan José Mateos Castro, will remain in his position at that parish, Our Lady of Africa. Bishop Rafael Zornoza Boy of the Diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta issued the apology, portions of which Crux translated. A...
  • Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure'

    03/09/2017 5:02:30 PM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Thomas Williams
    An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States. “It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.” The archbishop...
  • The Pope's Posse

    02/06/2017 7:19:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 6, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Italians have a saying, “dimmi con chi vai e ti dirò chi sei,” which translates as “tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” At this point in the calamitous pontificate of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the list of his friends—those near to his heart, on whom he has lavished special attention­—tell us quite clearly who he is: · a lady abortionist turned radical Left politician in Italy, who boasted of performing thousands of illegal abortions with a bicycle pump; · people living in adultery, whom he counsels to receive Holy Communion without an...
  • Christians who reject all refugees are 'hypocrites,' pope says

    10/13/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 72 replies
    Catholic News ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like "the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions." "This is not something I've read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day," Pope Francis said. Answering questions from young people in the group Oct. 13, the pope said, "the sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy," which is precisely what is happening when someone...
  • Fr Dariusz Oko responds to gay priest's accusations: "In his pride he placed himself above...

    10/04/2015 5:31:58 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/3/2015 | Church Miliant
    Boguslaw Rąpała: Fr. Krzysztof Charamsa has publicly announced that he is gay. And it is you, Reverend Father Professor, that are the target of his sharpest attack. How do you, Father, react to this? Fr. Dariusz Oko: After the attack on me, which was launched on Wednesday, I thought that he was gay and it was confirmed. I warned that he could end up like Fr. Węcławski or Fr. Czajkowski, and it also came true. One can see that he feels towards me a terrible hatred, and he is living what he is implying against me. But as a Christian...

    08/17/2015 5:30:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Holy Family Church Bulletin | 8/16/2015 | Fr. Gregory Safreed
    After the Senate tried by failed to pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, Rev. Franklin Graham had a dire warning for the former Senate majority leader and those who voted with him to kill the bill. Rev. Graham is right-one day all those who supported the genocide of the unborn and the monstrous selling of baby parts for profit, will be called to account in front of the supreme law-God. Those that condone the ripping of babies from limb to limb...sucking their brains out while still alive...or simply snipping their brain and spinal column so they die and are...
  • ABC: Vatican Trial Balloon Shot Down 'Faster Than Old-School Nun Might Rap You On Knuckles'

    02/17/2013 6:41:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    ABC News reporter David Wright chose an odd metaphor to describe criticism of the possible timing of the selection of Pope Benedict XVI's successor. Wright, speaking live from the Vatican on today's Good Morning America, reported that yesterday the Vatican spokesman had floated a trial balloon suggesting that the conclave to choose a new Pope could be moved up from its originally established date of March 15th. Continued Wright: "but in other quarters of the Church, that trial balloon is being shot down faster than an old-school nun might rap you on the knuckles." View the video here.
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
  • MUST READ: Young person’s account of harassment and violence at WYD

    08/22/2011 3:32:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 21 August 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Nolite mirari fratres si odit vos mundus.Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you.1 John 3:13 In Madrid during WYD the were no lack of twisted, benighted wing-nut protesters harrassing the pilgrims and young people.One of the readers here has a daughter who was in the midst of the unrest the protesters caused.  She wrote to me about her daughter’s description of what happened.  I asked her permission, and through her her daughter’s to post the young lady’s account here, which I believe was posted on her Facebook page.  I am anonymizing it for now.The the reader and/or her...
  • Chinese paper challenges Vatican's authority to appoint bishops

    08/14/2011 1:08:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 12, 2011
    China has pressed its case for the local appointment of bishops, with an article in the government-controlled People Daily arguing that the Vatican’s claim to authority is “the West’s historical baggage and frankly its problem.” People Daily claims that the Vatican’s assertion of the right to name diocesan bishops is an aspect of the temporal power that arose around the papacy in Europe. “China’s history has taken place outside the historical lands of Christianity,” the paper says, “and its experience is totally different.” The Pope is not only a spiritual leader, but also the head of an independent state, the...
  • Homosexual Ideology, Satanic Pride

    07/03/2011 9:45:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | 7/3/11 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    June 11, 2011 saw one more parade to glorify the vice of homosexuality. Dubbed, Europride or Eurogaypride, it was held in Rome, once known as the Eternal City, the center of Catholicism. The expression, “homosexual pride” summarizes the essence of the homosexual ideology. Let us see how.Pride and revolt against God Sin is a revolt against the order established by God and, therefore, a revolt against the Creator Himself. The more this revolt becomes manifest, the greater is the sin. Man can sin out of weakness and feel shame for his sin and desire to make amends; or he...
  • Bishop Vasa: gay ‘marriage’ supporters misunderstand sex, human nature (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    06/27/2011 3:43:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 6/23/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Supporters of gay “marriage” fail to understand both the purpose of sex and the nature of human beings, said one Catholic bishop last week. Bishop Robert Vasa, formerly of Baker, Oregon and now coadjutor bishop of Santa Rosa, California, spoke with on the topic at the U.S. bishops’ conference in Seattle. Asked to comment on the fight for same-sex “marriage,” Vasa indicated that the mainstream emphasis on equality and civil rights completely misses the point of the debate. The real controversy, said Vasa, revolves around “a proper philosophical understanding of the nature of the human person, and the nature...
  • NY State Catholic Conference on SSM Passage

    06/25/2011 9:25:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    NOM ^ | June 24, 2011
    Released immediately after the vote: The passage by the Legislature of a bill to alter radically and forever humanity’s historic understanding of marriage leaves us deeply disappointed and troubled.We strongly uphold the Catholic Church’s clear teaching that we always treat our homosexual brothers and sisters with respect, dignity and love. But we just as strongly affirm that marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in a lifelong, loving union that is open to children, ordered for the good of those children and the spouses themselves. This definition cannot change, though we realize that our beliefs about the...
  • New York debate on same-sex marriage seen as key to nation's handling of question

    06/23/2011 3:39:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 22, 2011 | Diogenes
    Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten, a frequent critic of the Catholic Church, sees the political debate over same-sex marriage in New York as crucial to the future of the question all across America. But Rutten, who favors legal recognition of same-sex marriage, recognizes that the issue raises serious concerns for the religious freedom of those who oppose homosexuality. Citing the conflict in Illinois, where Catholic Charities may be forced to discontinue adoptions because, Rutten looks for a legislative solution that might soften the conflict: If a bipartisan majority in the New York Legislature can work out a path to...
  • John Paul II beatification will mark first time in 1,000 years a Pope will beatify predecessor

    01/18/2011 3:41:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 1/18/11
    The beatification of John Paul II, which Pope Benedict XVI will preside over on May 1, will mark the first time in 1,000 years a Pontiff has beatified his immediate predecessor. The director of the L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian, said a Jan. 16 article, “One has to return to the heart of the Middle Ages to find a similar situation.” However, he continued, “even in that context it doesn’t compare with the decision of Benedict XVI: in the last 10 centuries no Pope has raised his immediate predecessor to the altars.” “Pietro del Morrone (Celestine V) was canonized in...
  • Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero in Poland

    05/22/2010 5:52:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2010 | VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer
    FROMBORK, Poland – Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. His burial in a tomb in the cathedral where he once served as a church canon and doctor indicates how far the church has come in making peace with the scientist whose revolutionary theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun helped usher in the modern scientific age. Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, died as a...
  • Larry O'Donnell: Bishop Who Banned Patrick Kennedy 'A Political Hack'

    11/23/2009 7:59:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,780+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Larry O'Donnell called the Roman Catholic bishop who barred Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) from taking communion a "political hack." Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski had a totally different take, arguing the controversy was not about the Church but about Kennedy publicizing the matter in a play to his base. Though Bishop Thomas Tobin sent his letter to Kennedy more than two years ago, its contents didn't come to light until Kennedy recently revealed them to a Rhode Island newspaper. View video here.
  • Pope's gambit could see 1,000 quit Church of England

    10/20/2009 8:37:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 1,440+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/20/09 | Ruth Gledhill
    As many as 1,000 priests could quit the Church of England and thousands more may leave churches in America and Australia under bold proposals to welcome Anglicans to Rome. Entire parishes and even dioceses could be tempted to defect after Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to offer a legal structure to Anglicans joining the Roman Catholic Church. His decree, issued yesterday, is a serious blow to attempts by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to save the Anglican Communion from further fragmentation and threatens to wreck decades of ecumenical dialogue. Dr Williams was notified formally only last weekend by the...
  • Atheist ads are kicked off the buses in Italy

    01/18/2009 7:33:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 659+ views ^ | January 18, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A plan to put atheist slogans on buses in Italy has been shot down by the Roman Catholic Church. The campaign, which follows a similar one in Britain, had caused controversy in the deeply Catholic country. The ads read 'The bad news is that God doesn't exist. The good news is that you don't need him' and were to have made their first appearance today in the streets of Genoa. The city was targeted because it is home to the head of the Italian Catholic Bishops Conference Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, an outspoken opponent of artificial insemination and gay marriage.
  • Pope will pray for terrorists at Ground Zero ("The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert")

    04/13/2008 7:58:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 86 replies · 747+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14/04/2008 | Malcolm Moore
    The Pope will pray for the redemption of Islamic terrorists when he visits the site of the September 11 attacks in New York next week. The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert to Christianity, saying: "Turn to Your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred. "God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance". The prayer is likely to further incense the Muslim world, which has already attacked the Pope for publicly converting Magdi Allam, a journalist and one of Italy's most high-profile Muslims, at Easter. Osama...