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  • Catholic priest praises same-sex couples raising children as ‘holy families’

    08/11/2020 4:42:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 11, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Catholic priest praises same-sex couples raising children as ‘holy families’ Fr. Bryan Massingale also said that being a Catholic parish means offering ‘extravagant welcome’ to ‘LGBTQ persons’ MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, August 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest who openly admits that he’s “gay” is praising same-sex couples raising children as “holy families.” He demanded that Catholic show respect for “LGBTQ families as communities of love.” Fr. Bryan Massingale, in an August 6, 2020 article that appeared in U.S. Catholic, also told Catholic parishes that to have “credibility as the church of Jesus Christ” means to offer “extravagant welcome” to “LGBTQ Catholics.”...
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien

    08/11/2020 8:37:02 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | August 10, 2020 | National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien
    We are deeply troubled by the arrest of Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong businessman, publisher, and prominent pro-democracy advocate. Two of Jimmy’s sons and several executives from his media company have also been arrested by Hong Kong authorities under the auspices of the national security law imposed by the Chinese Communist Party. Jimmy and his colleagues are powerful voices for the fundamental rights and liberties that Beijing guaranteed to the people of Hong Kong, but that it now systematically attacks. As a newspaperman, entrepreneur, and citizen, Jimmy Lai has exercised, celebrated, and defended liberty by warning what Hong Kong would...
  • Catholic philanthropist Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong Kong

    08/10/2020 10:59:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Union of Catholic Aisian News ^ | August 10, 2020 | Michael Sainsbury
    Catholic philanthropist Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong Kong Arrest of media tycoon under new security law is ominous for press freedom in the city One of Hong Kong’s leading Catholic philanthropists, media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, has been arrested along with members of his family and company management as Beijing continues its swift implementation of the brutal new national security law (NSL). Lai, 72, has donated millions of dollars to Catholic causes and has been retired Cardinal Joseph Zen’s biggest financial backer. This has raised fears in some quarters that the prelate, who like Lai is a trenchant critic of...
  • The Dangers of Canceling Culture

    08/09/2020 8:16:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 5, 2020 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    The Dangers of Canceling Culture In the ethnic tradition of Anglo-Saxons, the “patter songs” of Gilbert and Sullivan have been the equivalent of contemporary rap music. Learning the repertoire was part of the expected rites of passage and, in the 1960s, I did my duty, even attaining to the heights of playing Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, a baronet disguised as young farmer Robin Oakapple in a New York City production of Ruddigore. In the second act, portraits of Robin’s ancestor come alive and step out of their frames to curse him as he writhes in unspeakable agony. While I quickly fell...
  • Mayor, Press Attack Faithful California Cleric

    08/09/2020 6:30:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/6/20 | Martina Moyski
    Priest targeted for putting God above manSAN FRANCISCO ( - Secular elites are blasting a California priest for his traditional presentation of the Catholic faith. San Francisco mayor London Breed and Bay Area media are excoriating Fr. Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, for encouraging his parishioners to attend Holy Mass — safely — during the California shutdown. Late last week, media source SFist accused Fr. Illo of making "a number of outrageously irresponsible statements that sound like they came from Fox News." One statement SFist found "outrageously irresponsible" was the priest's empirical observation...
  • No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Not ‘The Future Of The Catholic Church’

    08/07/2020 9:16:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Prioritizing radical left 'rock-star' politicians over scripture and two millennia of tradition and teaching allows confusion and mischievous distortions of the truth to scatter and divide Christians. A galling op-ed in the National Catholic Reporter last week proclaimed that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Catholic Church.” If executive editor Heidi Schlumpf is correct that a pro-abortion socialist who insulted one of the most courageous and compassionate modern saints is the new poster child for Catholics, God help us.Our Lord entrusted the church to St. Peter and the apostles, and its teachings have been faithfully passed down...

    08/04/2020 9:05:29 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8-3-2020 | Christine Niles
    SSPX SILENCES WITNESSES by Christine Niles ST. MARYS, Kansas ( - The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is discouraging its members from speaking privately to investigators, even as a criminal investigation into sex abuse cover-up is underway. Fr. Scott Gardner In a recent letter authored by U.S. District bursar Fr. Scott Gardner obtained by Church Militant, the priest warns the St. Marys, Kansas community against speaking with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) without a lawyer present. The KBI has been investigating the SSPX, along with all Catholic dioceses in Kansas, for at least a year as part of...
  • Joe Biden denied Communion over abortion views

    08/02/2020 8:56:20 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 35 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 10/18/19 | Victor Morton
    A Catholic priest says he denied Holy Communion to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden at his parish in South Carolina on Sunday because of the Democratic presidential contender’s support for abortion. The Rev. Robert E. Morey told the Florence Morning News on Monday that he had refused one of the Catholic Church’s sacraments to Mr. Biden. “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Morey, pastor at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, told the Morning News via email. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] HORRIFYING: Cathedral priests reject for confession anyone not-registered, verified by their documented GIVING in the last year!!

    08/02/2020 1:54:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | August 2, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] HORRIFYING: Cathedral priests reject for confession anyone not-registered, verified by their documented GIVING in the last year!! I saw this nightmare on Twitter:
  • Rwandan refugee, 39, faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting arson attack on Nantes cathedral

    07/27/2020 7:39:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 26 Jul 2020 | Peter Allen and Lydia Catling
    A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral. The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paint which set alight last week. Three fires had been started at the site on July 18 and it took 104 firefighters to control the blaze which tore through the building and caused millions of pounds worth of damage. The Rwandan refugee was questioned for a second time yesterday by prosecutors and he was...
  • Heresy, Sodomy, And Corruption: Bergoglio’s Deep Church At Work And Why Trump Should Get A Closer Look At It

    07/26/2020 8:20:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | July 26, 2020 | Mundabor
    Heresy, Sodomy, And Corruption: Bergoglio’s Deep Church At Work And Why Trump Should Get A Closer Look At It This long Marco Tosatti interview to Archbishop Vigano’ reads like a horror tour of all the major plagues of the Church in the XXI Century: doctrinal subversion is fuelled by sexual perversion, amplified by corruption, and the three work together in trying to destroy the Church as the Bride of Christ. In the mind of Bergoglio, Cupich, & Co, the Church should be nothing more than a convenient, comfortable place whence atheist, communists and sodomites promote all the causes of Globalism, as...
  • Priests for Life Fr. Frank Pavone Resigns from Trump Campaign Roles

    07/25/2020 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 25, 2020 | JD Flynn and Kevin Jones/CNA
    Priests for Life Fr. Frank Pavone Resigns from Trump Campaign Roles WASHINGTON — Priests for Life national director Fr. Frank Pavone has resigned from advisory positions in the reelection campaign of President Donald Trump. The priest withdrew at the direction of Church authorities, he told CNA Friday. “I’ve been requested by the competent ecclesiastical authority not to have an official title/position on the advisory boards. So, as a priest in good standing, I’ve followed that request,” Pavone told CNA July 24, in response to questions about his role in the Trump campaign.
  • [Cztholic Caucus] The strange birth of the Novus Ordo

    07/22/2020 10:06:45 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 4, 2019 | Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman Fr Hugh Somerville Knapman
    [Catholic Caucus] The strange birth of the Novus Ordo After several decades of liturgy wars, few are unaware of the turbulent history of the post-conciliar liturgy since the New Order of Mass (Novus Ordo Missae) was promulgated 50 years ago, on April 3, 1969, by Pope Paul VI with his apostolic constitution, Missale Romanum. The Novus Ordo was produced in a mere five dizzying years by a committee of bishops, guided by an assemblage of experts. The process itself was a novelty, starkly contrasting with the gradual and organic growth (over more than 1,500 years) of the liturgy it replaced.The...
  • Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey

    07/21/2020 7:24:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 21, 2020 | CNA
    Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey The president of Greece called Pope Francis Monday urging the pope to advocate for the preservation of the status quo regarding Hagia Sophia, which is due to be reverted to a mosque this week.In a phone call July 20, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou told the pope that Turkey’s decision “deeply hurts those who consider this top symbol of Christianity to belong to humanity and the world’s cultural heritage,” according to a statement from the president’s office. She said that the move should be “explicitly and unequivocally condemned” by...
  • Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission echoes globalist environmental concerns, sidelines sacraments

    07/19/2020 8:12:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 17, 2020 | Jeanne Smits
    Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission echoes globalist environmental concerns, sidelines sacraments Such pacifist talk looks pretty from the outside, but it is reminiscent of the disarmament movement during the Cold War. July 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican is adding its voice to that of globalist institutions such as the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in view of “collective action” for the rebuilding of society — or rather, the building of a new society with many utopian undertones. The U.N. and the Davos WEF, together with Prince Charles of England, recently announced global reflections that will lead to a “Global Reset”...
  • 1300: Gerard Segarelli, Apostolic Brethren founder

    07/18/2020 7:21:13 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat ^ | July 18, 2011 | Headsman
    This date in 1300 saw the execution in Parma, Italy of Gerard Segarelli, the founder of the order of the Apostolic Brethren who are perhaps better known for Segarelli’s apocalyptic successor, Fra Dolcino. Despite the tendency of his follower to eclipse his star, Segarelli was himself a formidable religious reformer in a time flowering with expressions of popular piety that regularly confounded the prelates. Joined as Dolcino and Segarelli are in this fascinating period, Executed Today aptly welcomes back Dr. Jerry Pierce to talk Segarelli. He’s already shed some light on Dolcino in these pages...
  • Farris: Relativism is Dead

    07/18/2020 11:29:05 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 07/13/20 | Michael Farrie
    Back in the day, the advocates of relativism wrapped themselves in the mantle of pluralism. The pretense is over, the new orthodoxy has arrived. Remember back just a few years ago, when academia and other societal elites told us that there were no moral absolutes. Every person could decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong. There were even entire school courses built around this premise. One popular program was called Values Clarification. Academia challenged the idea that education should center on the pursuit of truth since truth was relative and individualistic. I heard Francis Schaefer speak on...
  • [Barf Alert] Vatican on Hagia Sophia: Don’t Blame Islam

    07/16/2020 7:14:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 16, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    [Barf Alert] Vatican on Hagia Sophia: Don’t Blame Islam VATICAN CITY ( - A Vatican representative is insisting that Turkey's conversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque should not be seen as "Islamic aggression" even as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan fired a shot across the Vatican's bow in an Islamic supremacist speech. "It is the product of the same logic to demand the Vatican be converted into a museum and insist that Hagia Sophia remain as a museum," Erdoğan declared on Turkish television Monday after Turkey's top court annulled President Kemal Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as...
  • Vatican archbishop retweets image of naked adults surrounded by naked children

    07/16/2020 6:18:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 16, 2020 | Anthony Murdoch and Pete Baklinski
    Vatican archbishop retweets image of naked adults surrounded by naked children The image from a film about marriage shows a naked man and woman lying on the ground surrounded by naked children ITALY, July 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A prominent Vatican archbishop, infamous for commissioning a homoerotic mural to be painted in his Cathedral, retweeted today an image of a naked man and woman lying on the ground surrounded by naked children. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, chancellor of the new John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome and the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, retweeted a post...
  • A Never Trumper Pastor endorses the President

    07/15/2020 8:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2020 | John B. Carpenter
    In 2016, I signed the “Never Trump” pledge and did my part, as a “keyboard warrior,” especially on the Facebook posts of The Christian Post, to persuade fellow Christians not to support Donald Trump. I have a Ph.D. in church history studying the Puritans and am the pastor of a Reformed church and Mr. Trump struck me as a decline from the kinds of leaders Puritans would expect. Many CP readers may remember my incessant campaigning against Trump four years ago. I argued that he had a checkered past, that he was unlikely to support the causes which Christians should...