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  • [Cath Cauc] Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring

    03/25/2019 3:45:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring ROME, March 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis today made it clear that he doesn’t want the faithful to kiss his papal ring, repeatedly pulling his hand away from pilgrims who were lined up to greet him reverently during his one-day visit to the Holy House of Loreto. A disturbing video from the Italian news site TGCOM 24 captured the Pope’s insistence that the laity not show him such reverence. Link to video It’s not known why Pope Francis objects to this.  The meaning of the ring...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2019 12:21:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 24, 2019March 22, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation In preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives), by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner.I must say that I have always been moved—and intrigued—by the faith of the Blessed Mother. She is “a woman wrapped in silence,”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Catholic Relief Services supports sin, faithful must withdraw donations

    03/24/2019 7:23:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Bree A. Dail
    [Catholic Caucus] Investigator: If Catholic Relief Services supports sin, faithful must withdraw donations WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Why is a 501(c)(3), whose purpose is to help Catholics support the poorest of the poor, lobbying Congress in the name of multiple secular organizations, for unqualified billions of taxpayer dollars? Michael Hichborn, founder of the Lepanto Institute, is asking that very question in order to hold so-called Catholic nonprofits — especially those supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops — transparent and accountable to those who are often pressured from the pulpit to tithe to them. As churchgoing...
  • A Thief in the Night (4 part film series)

    03/24/2019 7:19:14 PM PDT · by patriot torch · 20 replies
    Mustard Seed Film Production ^ | 1972 | Donald W. Thompson
    A Thief In The Night is the first in a four part series of a Biblical Prophecy Evangelical production. The central focus of the series is the difficulties faced when the main characters of the film wake up to find that they've missed out on the rapture and find themselves left behind. The world then implements the mark of the beast prophesied in Rev: chapter 13. Perhaps you've never been told of this in church. If you've always been curious of the rapture and the great tribulation, I highly recommend this series.
  • UK denies asylum for Iranian Christian by saying Christianity not a ‘peaceful religion’

    UK denies asylum for Iranian Christian by saying Christianity not a ‘peaceful religion’ LEICESTER, United Kingdom - Church leaders are lambasting a letter from a UK government department questioning the religious beliefs of an Iranian Christian asylum seeker.Asylum caseworker Nathan Stevens published the letter received by the Iranian national - a convert to Christianity from Islam who applied for asylum in Britain in 2016.The applicant told the Home Office - the UK government department that deals with immigration and border security - that the one reason he converted to Christianity was because the religion was more peaceful than Islam.In the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Contagion of Barrenness

    03/24/2019 11:02:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 23, 2019 | Fr. George Rutler
    [Catholic Caucus] A Contagion of Barrenness There is a law that the time required to complete a task matches the time available. The feast of the Annunciation fits conveniently in the Lenten cycle this year, as the season comes unusually late. Our Lady conceived when she said "Yes" to the Creator. Many today are saying "No." In some parts of our country there is growth in the number of seminarians, but in most places the harvest is sparse, and that is directly related to the dearth of children. The birth rate is the lowest in history: 60.2 births for every 1,000 women....
  • Sooner or Later Judgment Must Come – A Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

    03/24/2019 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-23-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 23, 2019March 23, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Sooner or Later Judgment Must Come – A Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent There’s an old Johnny Cash song (“God’s Gonna Cut You Down”) that is rooted in today’s Gospel:You can run on for a long time … Sooner or later God’ll cut you down … Go tell that long tongue liar, Go and tell that midnight rider, Tell the rambler, the gambler, the backbiter, Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down.These verses go directly to the end point (judgment), but there is more to...
  • Cath Cauc: Vatican begins investigation of Arg. bishop promoted by Pope who’s accused of sex abuse

    03/23/2019 6:48:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican begins investigation of Argentine bishop promoted by Pope who’s accused of sex abuse March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – According to the local Argentine newspaper El Tribuno, the bishop of Tucumán, Monsignor Carlos Alberto Sánchez, arrived two days ago in neighboring Oran, together with two assistants, in order to lead a Vatican investigation into the accusations of sexual abuse against the former bishop of Orán, Gustavo Zanchetta. Oran lies in the province of Salta, where also El Tribuno is published. According to the March 21 report, Sánchez is tasked by the Vatican to take statements from the...
  • Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents?

    03/23/2019 10:34:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    Mar 22 Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents? Editor’s Note: In this new article, CFN contributor Stephen Kokx quotes testimony from several sources which demonstrate that a variety of non-Catholics (mostly Protestants) who were invited to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as “observers” clearly influenced the discussions—and even the documents—of the Council. As one quoted source reveals, “[A]lthough we had no direct ‘voice’ on the council floor, we did indeed have an indirect voice through the many contacts that were possible with the Fathers and their indispensable strong arms, the periti.”A little less than 100 years prior to...
  • [Catholic/Islam Caucus] Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

    03/23/2019 9:37:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | March 22, 2019
    Latest News Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims The bishop criticised Catholics who identify as 'traditional' and say Muslims pose a threat to Western civilisation An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of the Irish bishops’ conference, told The Irish Catholic newspaper: “I’ve found that people who would classify themselves in some cases as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people seem to, in relation to migration and care of asylum-seekers and stuff,...
  • The Map of Salvation

    03/23/2019 8:28:32 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 147 replies
    03/23/2019 | savedbygrace
    The Map of Salvation Did you ever have an idea come to you out of the blue? Of course you have. I had one some time ago that was so deep yet so simple, that you just sit and stare at it. I am a Bible believing Christian, but this idea is for anyone, Christian or non-Christian. You see, some Christians believe the Bible teaches that if you are saved, you are always saved. Others believe the Bible teaches that you have to live and act righteously to continue to be saved. And non-Christians believe salvation is not real, that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Franciscan University Attempts to Silence Faculty

    03/22/2019 8:57:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 21, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Franciscan University Attempts to Silence Faculty New rules threaten 'disciplinary action' if professors speak to media STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - Franciscan University of Steubenville, suffering from a recent spate of bad press, is trying to rein in faculty by threatening disciplinary action if they give comments to media. In new guidelines on academic freedom sent this week to all faculty, the administration warns, "Anonymous communication of facts or opinions about the University to media outlets or other external organizations is unprofessional and unethical, and may be grounds for disciplinary action." Anonymous communication ... may be grounds for disciplinary action.Tweet The document fails...
  • [Cath Cauc] Theologian claims Vatican commission on female deacons found no evidence they existed

    03/21/2019 8:12:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 21, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Theologian claims Vatican commission on female deacons found no evidence they existed March 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Peter Hünermann – a well-connected and prominent German theologian – has told LifeSiteNews that, according to members of the German bishops' doctrinal commission who spoke to him, the report of the Vatican commission on female deacons found that “there is no historical evidence that in the patristics women were ordained as deacons.”  In a recent interview in Germany, Professor Hünermann spoke about this Vatican commission on the history of female deacons that had been established, in 2016, by Pope...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German bishop claims that the question of female priests is still open

    03/21/2019 7:18:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] German bishop claims that the question of female priests is still open March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Franz Jung, the bishop of Würzburg, Germany, who last year stated that married priests are “conceivable,” claimed in a new interview with Bavarian radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk that the question of female priests “remains still unanswered.” As Vatican News reported, when Bishop Jung – who was made a bishop by Pope Francis only last year – was asked whether he would witness during his lifetime that women would stand at the altar, Jung responded, “I do not know whether I will still...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio and McCarrick: Manipulating the Conclave

    03/21/2019 7:08:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 21, 2019 | Chris Caldwell
    [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio and McCarrick: Manipulating the Conclave McCarrick was a member of the St. Gallen mafia that lobbied for Bergoglio's election Evidence shows Pope Francis, with the help of the St. Gallen mafia, manipulated the 2013 conclave into believing that organic coincidences had led to selecting the pontiff "from the end of the world" — and that Theodore McCarrick was a key part of this effort. Former Cdl. Theodore McCarrick, in a now infamous Villanova talk, recalled that after an intervention (speech) by then-Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio at the 2013 general congregation for the conclave, for the first time in its history there was...
  • Live in Hope[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2019 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My children I AM with you in the storms of life. My hand is eternally yours to hold onto. Pay no attention to the circumstances and do not look back , leave all distractions behind holding tightly onto My Hand of Hope for I AM with you even now and remember your life is in ME . Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Colossians 1:27 For God wanted them to know that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] CRS Lobbies Gov’t for $9 Billion for Agencies Pushing Contraception

    03/20/2019 4:10:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 20, 2019 | William Mahoney, Ph.D.
    [Catholic Caucus] CRS Lobbies Gov’t for $9 Billion for Agencies Pushing Contraception Catholic Relief Services is lobbying for billions of dollars to go to groups that push contraception around the world. The Lepanto Institute has released its latest groundbreaking report on CRS' lobbying efforts, showing that CRS is making its largest ask yet: nearly $9 billion. CRS is making its largest ask yet: nearly $9 billion.Tweet On March 12, William O’Keefe, CRS' Vice President for Mission, Mobilization and Advocacy, testified before the House subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs and requested a total of $8.665 billion for allocation to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID...
  • Church Militant threatens Fr. Larry Richards with legal action over his ‘death threat’ claim

    03/20/2019 3:58:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Church Militant threatens Fr. Larry Richards with legal action over his ‘death threat’ claim DETROIT, March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Michael Voris of Church Militant has sent a cease-and-desist letter to celebrity priest Fr. Larry Richards demanding a retraction and apology for having claimed that Church Militant issued death threats against him. If the priest refuses the requests, Church Militant will pursue further legal action.  Fr. Richards claimed during a keynote speech at a conference in January hosted by Legatus that the Catholic media organization had threatened to kill him. “A couple of months ago I said something about Church Militant,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Unsustainable Papacy

    03/20/2019 1:59:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 19, 2019 | Elizabeth Yore
    [Catholic Caucus] The Unsustainable Papacy Written by  Elizabeth Yore From the outset, the renown think tank, Heartland Institute spotted the potted papal plant in the mate change hoax of the Francis papacy. As the world was mesmerized with the merciful and humble green Pope, Heartland recognized a flawed and unreliable model, devoid of science, reason, and flush with politics.In April of 2015, the Heartland Delegation went to Rome to attempt a dialogue with the Pope about his dangerous and incomprehensible partnership with the UN sustainable development climate change globalists. Yet, the dialoguer in chief was not interested in dialoguing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] West Virginia AG Sues Disgraced Bishop, Diocese Over Sex Abuse Cover-Up

    03/20/2019 10:10:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 19, 2019 | Stephen Wynne
    [Catholic Caucus] West Virginia AG Sues Disgraced Bishop, Diocese Over Sex Abuse Cover-Up Suit alleges Bp. Michael Bransfield knowingly employed 'credibly accused pedophiles' CHARLESTON, W.Va. (ChurchMilitant.com) - In an unprecedented legal move, the state of West Virginia has filed suit against Catholic authorities over sex abuse cover-up. On Tuesday, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a civil action against the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its disgraced former bishop, Michael J. Bransfield, for allegedly "deceiving consumers and claiming their schools were safe when they were employing credibly accused pedophiles." Diocesan officials are accused of violating West Virginia consumer protection laws by marketing...