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  • Modern Exodus: Catholicism Has Lost More Of It's Faithful Than Any Other Religion In The US

    09/06/2018 12:16:20 PM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/5/2018 | Valerie Bauman
    More Americans have left Catholicism behind than any other religion in the U.S., according to a new report. About 13 percent of American adults are former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now say they have no religion, or converted to Protestantism or other beliefs, according to a survey by Pew Research Center. At the other end of the spectrum, 2 percent of U.S. adults report converting to Catholicism.
  • Cardinal Bergoglio Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victim in Argentina

    09/03/2018 9:15:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    https://www.churchmilitant.com ^ | August 30, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis, currently sporting a zero-tolerance policy in Rome, was known more for his zero-transparency policy concerning clerical sex abuse as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1989, Sebastián Cuattromo, a student at a Catholic school in Buenos Aires, was the victim of homosexual predation by a teacher at the school, Br. Fernando Enrique Picciochi, S.M. In 2002, when Cuattromo sought help in seeking justice from the diocese then headed by Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio, his vicar, Fr. Mario Poli, stonewalled Cuattromo for seven years. One of the first acts that Bergoglio would do as...
  • Democratic moderates fear the “socialist left” will wreck the party: They want to keep that gig

    07/29/2018 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    7/28/18
    Link only - https://www.salon.com/2018/07/28/democratic-moderates-fear-the-socialist-left-will-wreck-the-party-they-want-to-keep-that-gig/
  • Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

    06/16/2018 4:56:13 PM PDT · by Salman · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6-16-2018 | Jonathan Merritt
    America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture. It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention center this week, I was struck by how unfamiliar it all felt. When I was a child, the convention hall was a sea of silver combovers and smelled of denture paste. While the older, more traditionalist crowd was still present in Dallas, the younger, fresh-faced attendees now predominated. “The generational shift happening in the SBC...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Do Vatican Officials Think to Gain in their Agreement with China?

    05/31/2018 9:40:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 31, 2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    After expressing my concerns from afar about the Vatican’s proposed agreement with the China here and here, I decided to go to Rome to talk directly with senior Vatican officials. As someone who has worked with the Chinese Catholics for decades, I wanted to find out what these officials thought the Church would gain from inking an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. I also wanted to let them know that, in my opinion, such an agreement would be seen by Chinese believers as nothing short of a rank betrayal. So it was that last week in Rome I met...
  • Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality

    05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors. The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that “practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to Baptist Press. The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to...
  • The Growing German Schism: Warnings, Personal Attacks, and a “Liturgical Dance”

    05/22/2018 9:08:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 22, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    As the we reported a few days ago, it seems that the progressivist German bishops under the leadership of Cardinal Reinhard Marx – who are facing resistance from seven fellow bishops concerning their new intercommunion handout – are leaning now toward a decentralized solution to the conflict whereby each bishop would set his own rules for his particular diocese. However, this very idea has now also met with resistance in Germany. There are to be seen now many rebukes, attacks, and yet another scandalous “liturgical dance.” For example, for Regina Einig, writing an article for the conservative Catholic newspaper Die...
  • Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts after program drops ‘boy’ from the name

    05/10/2018 8:57:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Mormon Church has announced that it will end all association with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and other worldwide Scouting programs, a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from the name because it now accepts girls. “Effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced on May 8. Instead, next year it plans to launch its own youth programs to “help all...
  • CHURCH Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote

    04/23/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies
    One News Now ^ | January 15, 2018 | Bill Bumpas, Jody Brown
    A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality. In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none." The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.
  • Local Church Leaves United Methodist Church Over Its Support for Abortion

    03/31/2018 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi United Methodist Church recently voted to leave its denomination, in part, because of the denomination’s position on abortion. In the past, the United Methodist Church has been affiliated with the pro-abortion group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and some of its pastors continue to support pro-abortion causes. The denomination does not describe abortion as a sin, either. Its position statement describes abortion as a “complex” issue. It says: “Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion. But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Dutch Cardinal blames Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia for ‘fracturing’ Catholic Church

    03/08/2018 11:50:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A cardinal from the Netherlands has stated that the question of divorced-and-civilly ‘remarried’ Catholics receiving Holy Communion is “fracturing” the Church. The source of the confusion, he says, is Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, specifically Paragraph 305.  Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk recently gave an interview to the Italian monthly magazine Il Timone in which he defended traditional Church doctrine. He remarked on the damage Pope Francis’ lack of clarity on the issue has done to the Church.  “The question of whether it is possible to consent to the so-called divorced and civilly remarried receiving sacramental absolution and thus the...
  • [Catholic Caucus]...German Bishops: Polish in ‘Identity Crisis,’ Insisting on ‘Exclusion’

    03/01/2018 6:40:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 1, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    LifeSiteNews reported a few days ago the inspiring piece of news that in Poland, 140,000 Catholics signed a petition to their bishops asking them to protect their teaching “from German errors.” At the same time, the German bishops had their spring assembly, during which they invited speakers who described the Polish Catholics as understandably “backward” due to their own Communist history and separation from the West and its ongoing discussions.Let us first consider the affirming report about the strong traditional faith of the Polish Catholics. As LifeSiteNews wrote (emphasis added): Over 140,000 Poles have signed a petition asking the nation’s...
  • Patriarch Filaret Says Ukrainian Church Will Never Go Back To Moscow Patriarchate

    03/01/2018 5:17:09 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret, has said the Ukrainian church will never go back under the control of the Moscow Patriarchate. "First of all, I want to tell the Moscow patriarch and the Russian bishops that the Ukrainian church will never go back to the Moscow Patriarchate. Why is that? Because we have our own state. Don't you see how deceptive Moscow is? One cannot trust them." Filaret told journalists in Kyiv on December 1 that the Russian Orthodox Church was "deceptive" on November 30 when it said he had written a letter to Russian Patriarch...
  • Soon Oath of Blind Obedience to Bergoglio

    02/19/2018 3:56:29 AM PST · by JosephJames · 59 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | February 14, 2018 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    In preparation to take away the Most Holy Eucharist in all the public Catholic churches in the world by way of a mandatory invalid ecumenical mass, there are many indications that for the first time ever, all deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals will have to take an OATH OF TOTAL FIDELITY TO BERGOGLIO, NOT TO CHRIST, as has always been done in the past during the Chrism Mass, on Wednesday (March 28, 2018) of Holy Week (or Thursday in some diocese). In all probability, this will be the beginning of the greatest schism in the history of the Catholic Church....
  • Are Protestants Together?

    02/03/2018 6:09:12 AM PST · by tiredofallofit · 123 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 2/2/2018 | Robert Messner
    Some time ago, I read the short book Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Catholicism written by the late Reformed preacher R.C. Sproul. It was a good read; I thought that Sproul treated this controversy with a degree of fairness and accuracy that was not present in other books that I have read on this subject. He basically laid the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Westminster Confession side-by-side as he worked through the major differences. Sure, there were some snarky comments here and there but I overlooked these since it was clear that the book was being targeted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider invites world’s prelates to sign Profession of Immutable Truths

    01/30/2018 5:43:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    In an exclusive interview two weeks after issuing a profession of immutable truths about sacramental marriage, Bishop Athanasius Schneider is inviting his brother bishops around the world to join in raising a common voice in defense of the sanctity and the indissolubility of marriage, in the midst of a “neo-pagan society” where divorce has become “a plague.” In conversation with LifeSiteNews on Jan. 15, 2018, the auxiliary bishop of Astana Kazakhstan said: “God decides the time, and the time will come when the Pope and the episcopacy again will proclaim, with all clarity, unambiguity and beauty, the sanctity of marriage, and of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Barf Alert: Cardinal Parolin: Amoris Laetitia is a ‘paradigm shift’

    01/11/2018 10:14:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 11, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said Amoris marked a 'new spirit' and 'new approach'Amoris Laetitia is marked a “paradigm shift” for the Church, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said.Cardinal Parolin, who is regarded as the second most senior official in the Church after the Pope himself, said the document resulted from a “new paradigm that Pope Francis is carrying forward with wisdom, with prudence, and also with patience.”“Probably, the difficulties that came up [around the document] and that still exist in the Church, beyond certain aspects of its content, are due precisely to this change of attitude that the Pope...
  • Cath Cauc: Top Theologian: Pope committing “calumny” against some of his critics

    11/02/2017 11:16:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | November 1, 2017 | Mark Lambert
    Pope committing “calumny” against some of his critics @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderContent.css"); It has been revealed today that Father Thomas Weinandy, former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops' committee on doctrine and currently a member of the Vatican's International Theological Commission, sent a letter to the Holy Father on July 31 criticising him for “demeaning” the importance of doctrine, committing “calumny” against some of his critics, and appointing bishops who “scandalise” believers with dubious “teaching and pastoral practice.” He stressed the Holy Spirit is given to the Church, and particularly to the Pope, to “dispel error, not to foster it,” and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Brandmüller demands Pope answer Dubia

    10/28/2017 5:22:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | October 28, 2017 | Christopher Gillibrand
    Cardinal Brandmüller demands Pope answer Dubia Cardinal Brandmüller defends "Dubia" Last year, four cardinals had made public their criticism of the Pope with their "Dubia". For this they learned a great deal of counter-criticism. One of them now defends the requests to Francis. The Four Dubia Cardinals- two now dead. The German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller defended the "Dubia", which he co-wrote, to Pope Francis. He understood the criticism that had triggered the publication of the questions. But the step was "only taken after a waiting for an answer", he said in the interview of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (Saturday). "And...
  • Is The EU Heading For An East-West Schism?

    10/11/2017 10:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>The European Union is losing a major player in the United Kingdom, but there’s other potential cracks in the alliance showing up and additional wrinkles to resolve. While it’s still far from a sure thing, Catalonia may split off from Spain, leaving a question mark over their future. And some of the established EU members have been making noises about not being terribly happy with the way Brussels runs the operation.</p>