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  • Atlanta Priest Goes to Drag Show

    10/07/2018 7:34:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/2/18 | Rodney Pelletier
    Pastor of the Shrine of the Immaculate ConceptionATLANTA (ChurchMilitant.com) - The pastor of a pro-homosexual parish is flaunting his attendance at a drag show in August. Monsignor Henry Gracz, the pastor of the heavily pro-homosexual Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, posted on his Facebook that he attended a drag performance at "Lips" on Aug. 1. The same month, Abp. Wilton Gregory appointed Gracz "spiritual director" to sex abuse victims despite the fact he is unapologetically pro-homosexual. In June 2017, Gracz allowed Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo from the dissident New Ways Ministry to speak at the Shrine...
  • Cath Cauc:Woman with same-sex attraction begs Synod: Don’t change Church teaching on homosexuality

    10/06/2018 3:31:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 5, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    22-year-old with same-sex attraction begs Synod: Don’t change Church teaching on homosexuality October 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Avera Maria Santo, a 22-year-old woman who experiences same-sex attractions, wrote a powerful open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church about the topic of homosexuality, which is being discussed at the Youth Synod currently underway in Rome. LifeSiteNews has learned that the letter is circulating among the Synod Fathers. “As someone who has not only grown up in the Church, but has also come to love her and her teachings for myself, I would hate to see her teachings altered in any...
  • The True Sexual Revolution...gender 2

    And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.(Genesis 2:23-25)For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Youth Synod on track to be a disaster

    10/01/2018 7:36:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society via LifeSite News ^ | October 1, 2018 | Cardinal Newman Society Staff
    Youth Synod on track to be a disaster October 1, 2018 (Cardinal Newman Society) – It's underway. Despite Archbishop Chaput's call for a delay or cancellation – which the Newman Society supported – the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment is proceeding in Rome. We have grave concerns that too many Synod organizers and gadflies with the ears of powerful officials are using it to advance their agenda to dilute Church teachings and, instead of calling young people to join the Church on the narrow path to Christ, are plotting to have the Church move to...
  • Troubler, Why Do You Trouble US? ...a Pastor's Lament for a backslider from Christ

    Oh Troubler, why do you trouble us? We had just talked to you, we thought you were doing better… Why did you take your eyes off of Him who comes to us in the midst of every storm? What did you see, when you gazed at the Babylonian garment? What misery was so great that you were willing to sell out, just to relieve it? Foolish one, why did you stray? Did it work put for you? Are you better off now, that we who love you are made miserable? Wouldn’t it be better to suffer than to sin? Which...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them – Part Two

    10/01/2018 8:33:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-30-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them – Part Two Msgr. Charles Pope • September 30, 2018 • Recently I wrote about the need to recover a vocabulary of sin and posted an example related to lying. A good number of readers asked for the other lists I have been compiling. I include them here along with introductory material similar to that in the first post. These lists are always a work in progress, so please feel free to send me any additions you have.Indeed, over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them

    09/24/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them Msgr. Charles Pope • September 23, 2018 • Over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary of sin. Saying “I have sinned” is often replaced by “I made a mistake,” or “I made a poor decision,” or “I’m sorry if my behavior was hurtful in some way.”Not only are we slow to say we have sinned, we are also ignorant of the subtleties of sin, in part because our vocabulary about sin is so limited. In this state we lose a certain advantage over sin because...
  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • The Horrifying Extent Of Sin...Romans 1-3 pt 3

    …Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:Their feet are swift to shed blood:Destruction and misery are in their ways:And the way of peace have they not known:There is no fear of God before their eyes.(Romans 3:14-19)Romans 3 contains as a conclusion of the teaching of the first two chapters of Romans, a fourteen count indictment of the human race; all of it, gentile and Jew. The indictment consists of quotations from the Hebrew scriptures, especially Psalms and Isaiah. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Makes False Distinctions to Justify Mortal Sin

    08/26/2018 3:26:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 25, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Makes False Distinctions to Justify Mortal Sin Perugia Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops and an uncritical follower of Pope Francis, used a talk about Amoris Laetitia at the pro-gay World Meeting of Families (August 24) to promote mortal sin. Bassetti came up with the idea to distinguish between "good mortal sin" which he called "irregularity", and "bad mortal sin" saying that "not every irregularity is a mortal sin”. According to CruxNow.com, Bassetti went on claiming that what he called "irregularity" did apparently "not exist in the past” as if fornication was something new. Bassetti denied...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Against Francis: "Conscience" Cannot Excuse Sin

    08/25/2018 7:26:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 25, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Against Francis: "Conscience" Cannot Excuse Sin Madison Bishop Robert Morlino has criticises the idea [advocated by Pope Francis] that "conscience" can dispense from following Church teaching. Talking to EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo (August 23), he said, “Too often people have excused themselves from sinful behaviours by saying, ‘I’m following my conscience and that’s the highest law.” For Morlino a contraposition of the objective law and the subjective understanding of it is “the linchpin of so many problems since the [Second] Vatican Council”. Morlino further accuses “a desire to keep abuses away from homosexuality and move it towards paedophilia”. He points...
  • Porn is slowly killing Evangelicalism

    08/24/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 12, 2018 | Grayson Gilbert
    Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader after leader (after leader!) disqualifies himself through sexual misconduct, all the while the name of Christ is slandered. Lest we...
  • [Catholic Caucus] UK Catholic doctor: Are we witnessing ‘Vatican revolution’ against family?

    08/24/2018 7:43:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and James Risdon
    DUBLIN, August 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An English family doctor has suggested that recent developments in the war against the family coming from the highest levels within the Catholic Church indicate the arrival of the final battle between God and Satan.  “Is this the final greatest historical confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, the Gospel and the anti-gospel,” said Dr Thomas Ward at a family conference this week running concurrent to the Vatican’s LGBT-affirming World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin, Ireland. “Frankly, are we at this moment seeing an intent at a Vatican revolution which would be a culmination...
  • Does the Catholic Church Have a Homosexual Problem?

    08/22/2018 9:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/22/2018 | Michael Brown
    Due to the sensitive nature of this article, it's important that I make some preliminary statements. There will be enough controversy if my words are rightly understood, let alone misunderstood. First, I am not a Catholic basher. Second, I am not claiming that the Catholic Church has a monopoly on sexual scandals. Third, I believe the vast majority of homosexual men stand with me in denouncing pedophilia and "man-boy love." Fourth, as we focus on predatory priests, we must not forget their victims. Some of the abused have lost faith for life. Others bear their scars in different, significant ways....
  • Mortal or Not, Sin Always Causes Harm

    07/24/2018 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Mortal or Not, Sin Always Causes Harm Msgr. Charles Pope • July 23, 2018 • For several generations, the Church has used a kind of shorthand in referring to mortal sin, for example, “X is a mortal sin.” The problem is that this general statement is an oversimplification. In order for the individual committing a particular act to be guilty of a mortal sin, three conditions are necessary: grave matter (the act must be intrinsically evil), full knowledge, and deliberate consent (CCC 1857).It is important to emphasize that even if a particular sinful act does not rise to the...
  • A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin

    07/19/2018 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 590 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2018 • The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,[M]ortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him. In mortal sin the will sets itself upon something that is of its nature incompatible with the charity that orients man toward his ultimate end. As such, the sin is mortal by its very object whether it contradicts the love of God,...
  • Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would 'Approve' of Gay Marriage, Some Abortions

    07/09/2018 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Speaking of his faith, Mr. Carter said in his career as a politician he never ran across "any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith." Asked about gay marriage, he replied that it is "no problem with me. I think everybody should have a right to get married regardless of their sex." Regarding whether he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage, Carter replied "I don’t have any verse in Scripture," but added, "I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage." "I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere...
  • Did Luther say, “Be a sinner and sin boldly”?

    IV. Sin Boldly: A Detailed Analysis The Letter to Melanchthon ends with the famous “sin boldly” statement: “If you are a preacher of grace, then preach a true and not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly,  but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly, for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here [in this world]  we have to sin. This life is...
  • Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

    06/07/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/6/2018 | Bill Federer
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania’s founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the “Jolly Roger,” was adapted from the flag of...
  • Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons -- Here they are

    05/26/2018 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 26, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Why did this happen? How do you make sense of such a senseless tragedy? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out that unlike other recent mass shootings, “there were not those types of warning signs. The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible.” The accused shooter’s parents said the media reports of the shooting seemed “incompatible with the boy (they) love,” and...