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  • Homosexual "Pilgrims" Greet Pope Francis

    08/14/2017 1:34:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 8-14-2017 | Gloria TV
    During the Angelus of Pope Francis on Sunday, August 13, a banner appeared carrying the text "Gay and lesbian pilgrims greet Pope Francis". According to the Communist Italian paper Il Manifesto it belonged to a group of [dissidenting] "Catholic" homosexualists who undertook a march from Siena to Rome. Vatican security did not intervene to remove the provocation.
  • Bishop, “Homosexuality, if it is not a choice ..., it is a gift given by God.”[Catholic Caucus]

    08/05/2017 7:00:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 60 replies
    Call me Jorge ... ^ | August 4, 2017 | hereisjorgebergoglio
    Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, “Homosexuality, if it is not a choice and not a disease, it is a gift given by God.” “Our prejudices can not perceive the gift of God, just as it happened to the blacks, who were not seen as people because of prejudice.” — Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos on homosexuality — Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, the Bishop of Caicó, Brazil. Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, just the other day gave a homily about homosexuality.  He begins it by lamenting the “high suicide rate among homosexuals” and proceeds to tell the sad story of a...
  • Who knows our sin?

    06/18/2016 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 03-16-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Who knows our sin? While Scripture could be taken to mean saints in heaven are aware of details of our sin, it is unlikely Msgr. Charles Pope Question: Do the souls in heaven know our sins, or is that knowledge reserved to God alone?— Peter Tate, Long Beach, California Answer: We are in the realm of speculative theology when it comes to answering questions like this. However, it does not seem to pertain to God’s justice that he would reveal our sins to others (even the saints in heaven), especially our more hidden sins. We are not to reveal to...
  • Explaining disasters

    06/11/2016 6:36:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 05-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Explaining disasters While the loss of life stemming from tragedies is heartbreaking, we can’t fully understand God’s plan Msgr. Charles Pope May 29, 2016 Question: Given God’s mercy, how do we explain devastating earthquakes and other natural disasters? It certainly tests our faith!— Gerald Olesen, Fortuna, California Answer: Part of the answer we must accept is that we cannot really know the full answer since there is so much we don’t see or understand. This was the basic answer God gave Job, who asked the meaning of suffering in his own life. In effect, God challenged Job to explain...
  • The Four Cardinals Plead for an Audience; Why It Will Never Happen [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 11:40:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 20, 2017 | Christoper A. Ferrara
    The Four Cardinals Plead for an Audience Why It Will Never Happen by Christopher A. Ferrara June 20, 2017 The Corrispondenza Romana website has just published the full text of a letter from Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to Pope Bergoglio dated April 25, 2017. Cardinal Caffarra is one of the four cardinals who presented to Pope Bergoglio the famous and never-answered dubia concerning the disastrous Amoris Laetitia (AL). He is also the cardinal whom Sister Lucia warned about the coming “final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan” over “marriage and the family” — the battle now raging throughout...
  • BAD LANGUAGE ; A load of empty words with no power to save.[Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 8:54:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 21, 2017 | Michael Voris
    Do you remember the two shocking synods in October of 2014 and 2015? Lots and lots of controversy as it became increasingly clear that something completely crooked was going on. One of the leading behind the scenes characters was Washington D.C.'s Cdl. Donald Wuerl, who kept pushing the ridiculous notion that you can change the practice of something without causing a change in the doctrine — sort of like they don't really have anything to do with each other. Sure they don't. Among various cardinals and archbishops, Wuerl was out front in describing the synods as what he termed a...
  • Is eternal security a "license" to sin?

    06/08/2017 5:24:08 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 107 replies
    gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | Got Questions Ministries
    Question: "Is eternal security a "license" to sin?" Answer: The most frequent objection to the doctrine of eternal security is that it supposedly allows people to live any way that they want and still be saved. While this may be "technically" true, it is not true in reality. A person who has truly been redeemed by Jesus Christ will not live a life characterized by continuous, willful sin. We must draw a distinction between how a Christian should live and what a person must do in order to receive salvation. The Bible is clear that salvation is by grace alone,...
  • It's The Sin, Dummy!

    06/01/2017 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Trad Bishop · 37 replies
    June 1, 2017 | Trad Bishop
    In all my years in the priesthood, the topic of Fatima, as so many people like Fr. Gruner and the Fatima Crusader, and many other authors too many to count, have made the central focus on the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart with a close secondary focus on the Third Secret. Neither of which will get any body to Heaven. My priestly function and Jesus Christ's mission center on the salvation of souls. Therefore, the more important part of what Our Lady had to say to the three seers in 1917 at Fatima was just to one...
  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

    05/30/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    [Header Synopsis] Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions.
  • Pope Francis warns against 'false wisdom' that distracts from God [Catholic Caucus]

    05/07/2017 11:08:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    EWTN ^ | May 7, 2017 | Elise Harris
    Reflecting on the image of the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis said his is the only voice that leads us to safety and friendship with God, and cautioned against the false wisdom of those who confuse and deter us from this path. “It is not always easy to distinguish the voice of the Good Shepherd. There is always the danger of the thief, the robber and the false shepherd,” the Pope said May 7. “There is always the risk of being distracted by the clamor of many other voices,” he said, and invited faithful “to not allow ourselves to be diverted...
  • To Understand Jesus’ Life, Death, and Resurrection, We Must Understand Sin

    04/24/2017 5:19:38 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most important questions in the history of the universe is “Why did Jesus have to die?” (After beginning this piece, I discovered that The Christian Post recently published “Why Did Jesus Die?”) This is especially the case as we are in the throes of what many are referring to as the “post-truth” era, where “Everybody Wants to Rule Their World.”... The facts of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection all are, of course, central to Christianity. For millennia, each of these events has been celebrated, studied, and sermonized. Most everyone—from the fervently faithful to the lukewarm to...
  • The Anatomy of a Sin

    04/04/2017 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-03-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Anatomy of a Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • April 3, 2017 • The first reading from Monday’s Mass (Monday of the 5th Week of Lent) is the story of Susanna, an extraordinary moral tale from the Book of Daniel. The full passage (which is quite lengthy) can be found here: Daniel 13:1-62. Interestingly, it is missing from Protestant bibles, which use a truncated version of the Book of Daniel. It is not well-known among Catholics, either, because it is only read once each year, at a weekday Mass.The story is of a beautiful young woman, Susanna, who is...
  • Archdiocese website suggests ‘do not commit adultery’ doesn’t ban sexual sin [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:48:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Is the Catholic Church’s traditional sexual morality too rigid? Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s flock is certainly being led to think so. In December, the website of the Archdiocese of Vienna led by Schönborn published a new presentation of the Ten Commandments. It included a commentary on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” that could be interpreted to justify everything from masturbation to pornography and prostitution. The article concludes — openly invoking Pope Francis’ solicitude for sinners — that refusing communion to the divorced and remarried “seems very questionable from a theological point of view.” Says the article on the...
  • The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2017 2:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 18, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    Ready for some casuistry? Should the Catholic Church allow a man and a woman to receive the sacraments in the following case? A woman living with a married but divorced man tells him that she no longer wants to live in sin; the man threatens to kill himself, and she, following her confessor’s advice, stays with him? In an interview with Edward Pentin, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio offers this example and says: yes. He refers to his recent book on Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia in which he speaks of this case: Think of a woman who lives with a married...
  • Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly

    03/15/2017 6:29:30 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil?"

    03/10/2017 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 9, 2017 • In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Thursday of the First Week of Lent) Jesus says,If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? (Mt 7:11)A similar verse occurs in the Gospel of Luke: If you then, though you are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit...
  • Cardinal Coccopalmerio Explains His Positions on Catholics in Irregular Unions [Catholic Caucus]

    03/02/2017 9:07:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 1, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Think of a woman who lives with a married man. She has three little children. She has already been with this man for 10 years. Now the children think of her as a mother. He, the partner, is very much anchored to this woman, as a lover, as a woman. If this woman were to say: “I am leaving this mistaken union because I want to correct my life, but if I did this, I would harm the children and the partner,” then she might say: “I would like to, but I cannot.” In precisely these cases, based on one’s...
  • Francis urges priests to ‘welcome’ cohabitating couples in the ‘style of the Gospel’ [Cath Cauc]

    02/27/2017 3:45:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 81 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    Pope Francis urged parish priests participating in a Vatican-run course titled the “New Marriage Procedure” to “welcome” cohabitating couples living in fornication who “prefer to live together without getting married.” The pope did not ask priests to admonish such couples for living in grave sin nor did he ask them to work for their conversion and repentance. “At the same time, make yourselves close with the style of the Gospel itself, in the encounter and welcome of those young people that prefer living together without getting married,” he told priests at the Saturday, February 25 event organized by the Roma...
  • The Flying Scroll....Zechariah pt 6

    Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith...
  • How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s?

    02/14/2017 7:36:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 60 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-13-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s? Msgr. Charles Pope • February 13, 2017 • In yesterday’s post, we explored the details of original sin and learned that there are subtleties and stages to it that can teach us something. Original sin was more than eating a piece of fruit; there were things that led up to it, both externally and internally.I also mentioned that it was worth exploring how the sacred text speaks of the “Sin of Adam” and differentiates it to some extent from the sin that Eve commits. Biblically, original sin is properly denoted as the...