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  • ‘Roman Catholic Faithful’ Confronts Cardinal Cupich Over Clerical Sex Abuse

    09/25/2018 7:03:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/25/18 | Stephen Wynne
    Demanding release of documents exposing archdiocesan homosexual networkPETERSBURG, Ill. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Newly revived activist group Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF) is challenging Chicago Cdl. Blase Cupich and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to collaborate in its effort to compel the release of secret documents testifying to the archdiocesan homosexual network and its role in covering up sexual predation against young men and minors. In a Monday press release, RCF President and Founder Stephen Brady stated, "A number of persons have raised issues regarding the late Cardinal [Joseph] Bernardin's alleged homosexual abuse of seminarians and of other young men." "We want all...
  • First Orthodox Church Complex Opens in Chechnya

    09/25/2018 6:54:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/25/18
    Chechnya’s first Orthodox church complex, including in addition to the church a parish school, a refectory, and a rectory for the priest and his family was inaugurated on Saturday in the Cossack village of Shelkovskaya in the northeast of the Russian republic. The new Church of the Great Martyr St. Barbara was built on the site where a church of the same name had stood until it was destroyed by the soviets in 1937. The village is also celebrating its 300th anniversary this year, according to the site of the Makhachkala Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The opening ceremony...
  • Fr. James Martin: Those Who Oppose my Vatican ‘Approved’ Pro-LGBT Message Aren’t ‘Orthodox’

    09/25/2018 6:47:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/25/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    ATLANTA, Ga., September 25, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest and Vatican advisor Fr. James Martin is suggesting that those who oppose his message of affirmation to homosexuals are not only going against the "Vatican," but they are not “orthodox.” In a tweet sent out on Monday, Martin criticized dozens of Catholics in Atlanta, Georgia for protesting Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s invitation to the pro-LGBT priest to speak at two local parishes next month. Martin trotted out three arguments as proofs of his orthodoxy, attempting to turn the tables on those who object to his efforts to normalize homosexuality within the...
  • Read and Weep: Soviet Style “Psych” Tactics Used Against Priests by Bishops.

    09/25/2018 6:41:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/25/18 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    What I am about to post, read carefully. Over the last few months I have been contacted by diocesan priests (and a religious) who were being sent by their bishops (superior) to be “evaluated” at one of these psych clinics for clergy. The most (in)famous of these in these USA is St. Luke’s in Maryland. The pattern is alarmingly similar. The priest has some sort of dust up in the parish (or wherever). For example, a woman gets angry because he preached about contraception, someone claims that he as “boundary issues”, somebody on the staff says that he is “cold”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Men of Lawlessness

    09/25/2018 5:49:16 PM PDT · by sitetest · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | September 25, 2018 | Douglas Farrow
    St. Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians that the Day of the Lord cannot come “unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition,” is revealed. But “the mystery of lawlessness is already at work,” he adds. The man who gives full expression to that mystery, who completes the evolution of lawless humanity and leads its final rebellion, is the last but not by any means the first such man. Therefore, Paul’s warning is as useful today as at the end of the age. Paramount Leader Xi Jinping is one such man of lawlessness. He...
  • The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities -- Sept. 26 - Nov. 4

    09/25/2018 2:54:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    40 Days for Life ^ | 09-25-18 | Shawn Carney and team
    A Congressman at Planned Parenthood September 25, 2018 Are you ready?The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities!I was recently joined by Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, at the Houston vigil site.Rep. Brady is a 40 Days for Life vigil participant and the father of two adopted children. We were in front of the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere to encourage YOU to sign up to pray at your local vigil:To view my interview with Rep. Brady, click here or visit https://youtu.be/7sSjVWi8rL8________________________________________Momentum is on...
  • October 4th: Generation NEXT This Is For You: Bring Your Bible To School Day

    09/25/2018 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 2 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | September 25, 2018 | Linda Wall
    Linda Wall "Bring Your Bible To School Day" October 4th (hashtag #BringYourBible).Being a Christian is more than going to a building on Sundays. It’s about becoming Christ-like and sharing the message of Jesus to others. During the next two weeks, the Virginia Christian Alliance will send out helpful ideas to assist you in participating in “Bring Your Bible To School Day”. On October 4th, you have an opportunity to introduce your classmates to the Bible, God’s Word. The spokesperson for this year’s Bring Your Bible To School Day is Sadie Robertson. Here is her message to you. CLICK HERE  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEI6uqVWLY[/embed]...
  • Vatican II Church Meltdown – Days 26-31 The Latest on the Viganò Letter Drama… [Catholic Caucus]

    09/25/2018 2:40:05 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 25, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018 Developments USCCB Administrative Committee issues a statement supporting a “full investigation into the situation surrounding Archbishop McCarrick” It appears that Francis has DENIED the American Novus Ordo bishops’ request for a Vatican visitation on...
  • Critics of the China-Vatican Deal Merely the Loud Minority: Bishop [Sorondo]

    09/24/2018 6:47:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Global Times ^ | 9/22/18 | Li Ruohan
    Critics of the long-waited agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishop are merely a “loud minority,” a Vatican bishop said Friday. “They are very strong in their position. They are loud, but there are not very many of them. They are a loud minority,” said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, also chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He made the remarks when asked to comment on a reported deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops, which critics say is a deal that “sells out” the Holy See. “In our interpretation, the...
  • The Chinese Church 'Remains Independent and Loyal to the Party'

    09/24/2018 6:44:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/24/18
    A note from the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church of China (bodies not recognized by the Holy See) comments on the "historic agreement" on episcopal appointments: "We remain on the path that leads to socialism". "Heartfelt" appreciation for the signature between the Vatican and Beijing.Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese Catholic Church "will continue to operate independently. We love the country and the Church, we will carry forward the principle of independence and the concept of the sinicization of religion while remaining on the path that leads to socialist society ". This was...
  • 85 Members of Congress Ask FDA to Cancel Contract Purchasing Aborted Baby ‘Tissue’ for Research

    09/24/2018 5:26:10 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 9/23/18 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON — 85 members of Congress have signed a joint letter urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cancel its contract with a biomedical procurement company to purchase “fetal tissue” that will be used to create mice with a human immune system in order to test drug safety and efficacy. “Unborn children are not commodities to be bought and sold,” the letter reads. “The practice of conducting research using the body parts of children whose lives have been violently ended by abortion is abhorrent.” As previously reported, the FDA had posted a pre-solicitation notice in June outlining its intentions...
  • 2018 09 23 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Surveillance Society"

    09/23/2018 4:54:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    Stay right where you are. We know who you are and what you are doing at all times. And we're all for free speech, as long as it's not "hurty" speech, which will result in a lengthy It's George Orwell's utopian dream (aka, "nightmare") coming true much sooner than we could have envisioned just 5 years ago. We are on the verge of being arrested, tried and sentenced, not for actual crimes, but just for our very opinions and thoughts. Even in the midst of it all, do not lose hope. If your vertical alignment is right, it all turns...
  • Monsignor Rossi, Wuerl’s Gay Mafioso at the Basilica

    09/23/2018 9:22:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    https://spectator.org ^ | September 21, 2018 | George Neumayr
    Why is this accused gay predator still running the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception? The other day I received a call from a former Catholic University of America student who recounted episodes of sexual harassment that he suffered at the hands of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the Gay Mafioso whom pederast Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appointed to run the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2005. Rossi succeeded another accused gay harasser, (then monsignor, later bishop) Michael Bransfield who is currently under investigation for preying upon men. So in Rossi’s rise we see another case of gay...
  • China's Catholic Church Pledges Loyalty to Party After Vatican Deal

    09/23/2018 6:50:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23/18 | Adam Jourdan
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the country’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday, while welcoming a landmark deal struck with the Vatican on appointing new bishops. The Vatican on Saturday signed an agreement giving it a long-desired and decisive say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled it a sellout to the government. China’s around 12 million Catholics have been split between an underground Church swearing loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association. The Catholic Church in China said it would “persevere to walk a path suited to a socialist...
  • Protesters kill 30 at Iranian parade; more on the downing of the Russian plane (Amir Tsarfati)

    09/23/2018 6:02:27 AM PDT · by firebrand · 19 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 23, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Armed protesters fired on the unarmed Iranian soldiers in a parade yesterday, killing 30. This was not ISIS but a local group, displaying the division and weakness within Iran. More on the downing of the Russian plane and the slow but seemingly inexorable path toward war, due to the financial threats on Russia, Iran, and Turkey. This is still the calm before the storm but the dark cloud of the Ezekiel War can be seen. More comments on America's role in all of this, and a report on Amir's ministry here in the U.S.
  • Boston Archdiocese Won’t Answer Questions About Accused Predator Priest

    09/22/2018 6:53:06 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | 09/22/2018 | Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.
    The archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts is refusing transparency about a priest reportedly removed for homosexual assault. Boston Catholic Insider reported on Sept. 13 that Fr. Walter Cuenin abruptly left his position as chaplain at Brandeis University in January 2015 ostensibly for reasons of health, but was in fact removed after a male college student claimed the priest got him drunk and sexually molested him. Cuenin was well known as a gay advocate, the Brandeis notice on his departure stating that "Cuenin had recently gained the support of other students on campus by displaying a large gay pride flag in honor...
  • About 1 Billion Rubles Collected for Building the Main Church of Russian Military Forces

    09/21/2018 5:18:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/21/18
    Moscow, September 21, Interfax - About 1 billion rubles ($14,6 million) were conveyed to the charitable foundation Voskreseniye that collects means for building the main church of Russian Military Forces, the foundation press service reports. The fundraising was announced on September 4 at a conference call of the Russian Defense Ministry. The first to donate was the midshipman of the North Fleet, the second one was Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The church will become a spiritual and educational center for servicemen, Orthodox priests and citizens of Russia. It will house an exposition dedicated to the history of setting up...
  • Archbishop Close to Pope Suggests Archbishop Viganò Suffers from a Delusional Mental Illness

    09/21/2018 5:09:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/20/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    ARGENTINA, September 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Argentinian archbishop who is a close friend of Pope Francis has suggested that former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò suffers from megalomania, a delusional mental illness “marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur.” Víctor Manuel “Tucho” Fernández, Archbishop of La Plata, Argentina said in an interview that Viganò has placed his conservative ideological interests above the good of the people who, as a result, end up confused and hopeless. The Fernández interview is filled with hyperbolic statements ranging from accusing Viganò of seeking to groundlessly discredit Pope Francis through his testimony...
  • Dolan ‘Impatient’ Waiting for Apostolic Visitation in Response to McCarrick

    09/21/2018 5:03:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    US bishops have asked for a Vatican investigation, but the Pope has so far not committedThe Archbishop of New York said Thursday that while he has confidence in the way Pope Francis is handling the Church’s ongoing sexual abuse crisis, he has grown “impatient” while awaiting a decision from the pope on a request made by U.S. bishops more than one month ago. Speaking at a press conference Sept. 21, Cardinal Timothy Dolan called for a formal investigation- an apostolic visitation- of the Church in the United States in response to allegations that have surfaced in recent months regarding decades...
  • Archbishop Viganó Might Make a Good Pope

    09/21/2018 12:04:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    After many years of sex scandals in the Catholic Church, someone finally blew the whistle in a way that could not be ignored. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, a retired Vatican envoy to the United States, said on August 22nd that Pope Francis should resign because he had failed to discipline a major sex offender, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. Archbishop Viganó accused McCarrick of having preyed upon Catholic seminarians for many years. He said that Pope Francis “must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses.” The Pope, he...