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  • World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

    09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend the General Assembly session, a significant increase from last year’s 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout “eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United...
  • Section 377A should not be repealed now: Singapore Archbishop William Goh

    09/18/2018 9:50:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    Singapore should not repeal Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men, under present circumstances, Archbishop William Goh said on Tuesday (18 September). In a pastoral letter posted on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore’s website, he also wrote that he would not object to a repeal of the law “if it were merely aimed at removing all potential criminal penalties against homosexuals”. “However, until and unless Parliament puts in place a formulation that more perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the law, guaranteeing the protection of the rights of the majority who favour the traditional family, and that no further demands...
  • Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory Invites Homosexualist Fr. James Martin to Speak

    09/17/2018 5:02:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/14/18 | Stephen Wynne
    ATLANTA ( - Celebrity Jesuit Fr. James Martin is heading to Georgia, courtesy of pro-gay Abp. Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, Martin announced on Twitter that Abp. Gregory has invited him to speak in October at two Atlanta-area locations. "Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak," Martin tweeted, "so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Parish (the Jesuit parish) on Sat. Oct 20 and at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the morning of Sun. Oct 21." Gregory's personal invitation comes as no surprise to faithful Catholics, as...
  • Vatican Rocked by Leak of 300-Page Dossier

    09/13/2018 3:43:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 13, 2018 | Christine Niles
    The Vatican is reeling from news that the 300-page dossier containing names of members of the gay lobby — a dossier some believe led to Pope Benedict's resignation in 2013 — has been leaked to the media. We are ... able to view a document on papal letterhead included in the investigation, and here we publish an excerpt: It is a list of prelates and laymen who belong to the so-called gay lobby, which through blackmail and secrets could affect, or have conditioned, positions and careers (theirs, like those of others). We will not reveal the names shown in the...
  • Vatican Rocked by Leak of 300-Page Dossier

    09/13/2018 3:48:21 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 13, 2018 | Christine Niles
    The Vatican is reeling from news that the 300-page dossier containing names of members of the gay lobby — a dossier some believe led to Pope Benedict's resignation in 2013 — has been leaked to the media. Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian journal read by Vatican officials, is confirming it has seen the 300-page dossier. "The report contains a detailed and disturbing picture of the moral and material corruption of the clergy, with names, surnames and circumstances," writes Francesca Fagnani. We are ... able to view a document on papal letterhead included in the investigation, and here we publish an...
  • Pope Francis Commissioned Report to Attack Sex Abuse Victims While Archbishop of Buenos Aires

    09/14/2018 8:19:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Pope Francis commissioned a four-book study in 2010 as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires attacking sexual abuse victims and defending a priest convicted of molesting a teenage boy. Francis, who was then known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, asked a lawyer and jurist by the name of Marcelo Sancinetti to carry out a more than 2,600-page study encompassing four volumes for the Argentinian Episcopal Conference to discredit the alleged victims of Father Julio César Grassi. The volumes described the victims as “false accusers” and claimed their accusations were just ways of projecting their own sexual desires on Grassi, who...
  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Debunked

    09/13/2018 7:06:20 AM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 21 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 8/16/18 | Bill Donahue
    Unlike most commentators and reporters, I [Bill Donahue] have read most of the Pennsylvania grand jury report. The purpose of this statement is to debunk many of the myths, and indeed lies, that mar the report and/or interpretations of it. Myth: Over 300 priests were found guilty of preying on youngsters in Pennsylvania. Fact: No one was found guilty of anything. Yet that didn’t stop CBS from saying “300 ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 children over a period of 70 years.” These are all accusations, most of which were never verified by either the grand jury or the dioceses....
  • Real story behind Cardinal Wuerl's departure

    09/12/2018 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 22 replies ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | NEUMAYR
  • Cupich on Scandal: ‘We Have a Bigger Agenda than to be Distracted by All of This’

    09/10/2018 7:13:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/10/18 | Robert Herguth
    The young man studying at Mundelein Seminary to become a Catholic priest seemed anguished as he vented to Cardinal Blase Cupich about the clergy sex-abuse scandal that threatens to topple Pope Francis and drive more people away from the faith. “I’m hurting, I can’t sleep, I’m sick,” the seminarian told Cupich during an Aug. 29 gathering at which the cardinal spoke to about 200 future priests enrolled at the seminary, according to another person who was there and spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times but asked not to be identified. The seminarian told Cupich he was a young boy during the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Viganò crisis: 'The conservatives are winning'

    09/10/2018 7:39:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LMS Chairman via Rorate Caeli ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jospeph Shaw
    The Viganò crisis: 'The conservatives are winning' Cross posted from This must count as one of the most absurd comments on the clerical abuse crisis centred, for now, in the United States. The attempt to carry on as if nothing at all was happening, always the first recourse of the bureaucrat to a crisis, has at this moment not only failed, even according to a supporter, but become utterly ludicrous. Of course people are more interested in Archbishop Viganò's statement than in the latest missive from the Bishops' Conference about the dignity of work. Are we supposed to think...
  • (Catholic Caucus) When they tell you it’s not about homosexuality, it’s about homosexuality.

    09/10/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by narses · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9 September 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Well-organized and highly motivated Team Francis has rallied the MSM and circled their obfuscating wagons around their base camp position: It’s not about homosexuality, it’s clericalism. THAT’s the problem! Clericalism… clericalism… clericalism. Their other tactic is to distract with the good, but altogether incomplete, mantra about protection of children and minors. Minors… okay. But the vast majority of “minors” were male and older minors, post-puberty. On the other hand, we read at CWR the horrific story from Illinois about a priest in the Diocese of Springfield whom Bp. Paprocki has moved to laicize. An Illinois priest accused of patronizing a...
  • (Catholic Caucus) The Horror! A Buenos Aires journalist describes Bergoglio

    09/10/2018 12:51:02 AM PDT · by narses · 9 replies
    We have many friends around the world, including in the dear Argentine Republic. And we asked a cherished friend, Marcelo González, of Panorama Católico Internacional, who knows the Church of Argentina as well as the palm of his hand to send us a report on the new pope. Here it goes: The Archbishop of Buenos Aires kneels down to receive the "blessing" of Protestant ministers and Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa - Buenos Aires, 2006 The Horror! Of all the unthinkable candidates, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is perhaps the worst. Not because he openly professes doctrines against the faith and morals, but because,...
  • What Francis Knew: Conservatives pounce, the media fiddles.

    09/08/2018 9:50:20 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 8, 2018 | Mark Hemingway
    In 2016, after the film Spotlight—which portrayed a group of Boston Globe reporters who uncover a sex-abuse scandal covered-up by the Catholic Church—won the Academy Award for best picture, a cultural commentator praised the movie on the Vatican website. The Globe reporters, wrote Luca Pellegrini, “made themselves examples of their most pure vocation, that of finding the facts, verifying sources, and making themselves—for the good of the community and of a city—paladins of the need for justice.” Two years later, as a far worse abuse scandal unfolds in the church—a scandal that may involve the pope himself—the Vatican is silent...
  • Don’t be fooled – Karl Marx was a hate-filled totalitarian whose ideas killed millions

    09/05/2018 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.09.18 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The thought of Karl Marx, a German political agitator whose theory of “scientific socialism” wreaked havoc on the world for most of the 20th century, would seem to have been consigned to the ash heap of history following the fall of the Eastern Bloc communist regimes from 1989 to 1991. After decades of mass murder claiming tens of millions of victims, as well as the totalitarian oppression of hundreds of millions more, the reputation of Marxism had been destroyed almost completely, seemingly assuring its final demise.However, a resurgence of interest in Marx’s thought has been ongoing since 2008, when the...
  • Cardinal Wuerl Met with Pope Francis About Crisis in D.C. Diocese

    09/05/2018 6:11:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/4/18 | Daniel Burke
    Washington (CNN)Pope Francis met with embattled Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington last Thursday in Vatican City, where they discussed the cardinal's personal situation, according to a source familiar with Wuerl's presentation to local priests in Washington on Monday. Wuerl, who is archbishop of Washington, told the priests about the papal meeting, including Francis' advice that the cardinal should consult with his priests as Wuerl discerns his future. That was part of a larger conversation between the Pope and Wuerl, the source said. Archdiocese of Washington Director of Communications Edward McFadden has said that Wuerl traveled to the Vatican last week,...
  • Trump Defends Pope Francis’s Handling of the Abuse Crisis

    09/05/2018 6:07:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/5/18 | Staff Reporter
    The President told the Daily Caller: 'The Pope is handling it, I guess, the best anyone can handle it'Donald Trump has defended Pope Francis’s handling of the abuse crisis, saying that the Pontiff is handling the situation “the best anyone can handle it”. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Trump said that the abuse scandal dated back 70 years, and was “one of the sadder stories ’cause I respect so much the Catholic Church.” Of the multiple abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Trump said: “I’m surprised at McCarrick, everyone knew him and so incredible to see these things.”...
  • Pope Francis Likens Child Abuse Victims to a 'Pack of Wild Dogs'

    09/05/2018 6:47:02 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 92 replies
    NN ^ | 09/04/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Following weeks of pressure for Pope Francis to respond to accusations that he played a role in the cover-up of a Catholic Church pedophile ring, the pontiff finally spoke up on the scandal by referring to the victims of abuse as a "pack of wild dogs." During Mass at the Vatican’s Sanctae Marthae guesthouse, the Pope raised the issue by likening the latest child abuse scandal to a biblical story where Jesus is driven out of town by a pack of wild dogs.
  • Why It's a Good Thing Pope Benedict Resigned and We Have Pope Francis [Cath Caucus]

    09/04/2018 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies ^ | September 2, 2018 | Peter Wolfgang
    Last week the former Vatican ambassador to the United States accused Pope Francis and senior Vatican officials of covering up sexual abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò also alleged that a pro-homosexual cabal had taken control of episcopal appointments. And he called upon Pope Francis to resign. “If only we had been given a sign,” joked Catholic Vote’s Joshua Mercer. Accompanying his comment was a photo of lightning hitting the dome of St. Peter’s the day Pope Benedict announced he would resign. He thinks Benedict should not have resigned. That God did not want Francis to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis the Backslider. He Didn't Just Cover Up For McCarrick

    09/04/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | September 4, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    “I have read it, and I will not say a word. You [journalists] read it, and make up your own minds. When a bit of time has gone by and you have drawn you conclusions, maybe then I will speak.”This is how Pope Francis responded - on the evening of August 26, on the flight back from Dublin - to those who asked him about the indictment leveled against him that same morning by the former nuncio to the United States, Carlo Maria Viganò.A very elusive reply. On a par with other previous reactions of his, every time he has...
  • ‘There Are No Tints On The Window’: Miami Police After Two Priests Caught Performing Sex Act..

    09/04/2018 11:43:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 9/4/18
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street. According to Miami Beach Police, 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin Giraldo Cortez were in the front seat of a car performing oral sex. Police got a 911 call about a lewd and lascivious incident taking place in the 1300 block of Ocean Drive. When officers arrived, the police report states, the two were performing sex acts on each other “in full view of the public...