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  • Bishop Urges Other Bishops to be Honest About McCarrick Cover-Pp: ‘Be Men, Not Cowards’

    11/20/2018 6:54:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/20/18 | Lisa Bourne
    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, November 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Shawn McKnight was “very disappointed” at the Holy See’s intervention last week prohibiting the U.S. bishops from taking action on measures to address sexual abuse. “My frustration, shared with many other people, is this,” Bishop McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City explained. “We have known about the scandal of Archbishop McCarrick since the end of June, and our Church must take immediate, decisive and substantive action in light of the deep wound the scandal has caused.” It’s not so much the time it’s taking to punish McCarrick, he said, and...
  • Amir reports on airstrikes of today, Nov. 19, and more

    11/19/2018 2:43:15 PM PST · by firebrand · 7 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir reports on today's strikes by Israeli F-16s. He does not give exact target or targets but relates it to previous statements by Netanyahu. Russia, since September 17, when their spy plane was shot down, has been totally on the side of Iran and Turkey, and will move to take over the spoils of Syria and then eventually Israel. Some clarifications of prophecy and on the Gaza attacks. Be of good cheer, and give thanks to God.
  • Women Called to Ministry: An Interview with Kristen Padilla

    11/18/2018 4:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    What does it mean to be called to ministry? What does the Bible say about men and women in ministry? Who are the examples in the Bible of being called to ministry? What are the practical tools to help you pursue God’s call for your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Padilla (@kristenpadilla) about her book, Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry (Zondervan, 2018).What does the Bible say about ministerial calling?Kristen Padilla: Scripture is not a ministerial calling textbook. However, we can extrapolate from Scripture a loose definition of a ministerial calling. Humans were...

    11/18/2018 4:03:31 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 23 replies
    SELF | 11/18/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto...
  • Bishop Daly [Spokane]: Do Bishops Have Catholic Morals?

    11/16/2018 5:44:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/14/18 | Bradley Eli
    Asks bishops why they didn't stop disgraced archbishop McCarrickBALTIMORE ( - The bishop of Spokane, Washington is asking U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore if some of them no longer believe it's wrong for adults to engage in homosexual acts. Speaking at the bishops' meeting on Tuesday, Bp. Thomas Daly put forth some possible "reasons" why bishops turned a blind eye to disgraced Abp. Theodore McCarrick's homosexual predation of seminarians and priests. "Did this come to be," asked Daly, "because we have certain bishops and priests who don't see anything wrong with consensual sex between adults?" He did posit other possible...
  • Jesuit Superior Says Father Arrupe’s Sainthood Cause May Open in February

    11/16/2018 5:39:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/14/18 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME - Plans are underway for a solemn opening in February of the sainthood cause of Father Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983. Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa, the current superior, informed Jesuits Nov. 14 that the cause “has been set in motion in the Vicariate of Rome, the place of his death” and that “from now on, therefore, he is considered a ‘Servant of God.’” In July, during a meeting in Spain, Sosa told Jesuits and lay collaborators that the serious work of preparation had begun. That preparation included compiling all of Arrupe’s writings and...
  • What Will the Vatican Do with China's Underground Bishops?

    11/15/2018 7:16:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    UCA News ^ | 11/14/18 | Michael Sainsbury
    The papally appointed prelates' fate was not included in the recent deal with Beijing and remains under discussionOn the face of it, one of the more curious issues about the recent "temporary" deal between the Vatican and Beijing on the appointment of bishops, as described in the official state-run Chinese media, was the lack of any resolution of the status of bishops appointed by the Vatican but not recognized by Communist Party-run Catholic groups. It would seem to have been a logical quid pro quo — something granted or expected in return for something given — for the Vatican's forgiveness...
  • The Story Behind the Gaza Attack, from Amir 11/13/18

    11/13/2018 2:19:09 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | 11/13/18 | Amir Tsarfati
    The reasons for the recent Gaza attack and why it is now over.
  • BREAKING: Abp. Viganò Urges U.S. Bishops to Confront Sex Abuse as ‘Courageous Shepherds’

    11/13/2018 8:42:10 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/13/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, November 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò today has issued a brief note to the U.S. Bishops, urging them to confront sex abuse as “courageous shepherds” rather than “frightened sheep.” The U.S. Bishops are currently in Baltimore at their much-anticipated fall annual meeting at which they were expected to vote on concrete proposals to hold bishops accountable for their failures after the revelations about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The message from Archbishop Viganò, who served as U.S. Nuncio from October 2011 until April 2016, comes one day after the Vatican insisted that U.S. Bishops not vote at...
  • Pleas From the Underground Church [in China]

    11/11/2018 5:55:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/9/18 | "Cry of the Poor"
    Francis betrays Chinese CatholicsIt's with a very heavy heart that I write this article. However, after much prayer, I, in good conscience, can no longer keep silent. Since the Sept. 22 provisional agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, the crackdown of the underground Church has quickly escalated: * Throughout the country, underground priests are being coerced into joining the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA). Some have even received threats of imprisonment. Although this is nothing new, what’s different now is that Chinese Authorities are using the Holy Father's words against us. They're telling priests: "Your...
  • Matthew 11_28-30 COME UNTO ME-TAKE MY YOKE

    11/11/2018 4:07:09 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 4 replies
    SELF | 11/11/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). If all you do is listen to the main media stations, you are probably getting—probably—nothing. You need to get some alternate news. If you have a Google, just search a bunch of things because there is a bunch of stuff going on in the world today—and...
  • “When a Government is Dishonest, it Dirties its Opponents With Slander" [Says Pope Francis]

    11/09/2018 6:12:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 11/8/18 | Salvatore Cernuzio
    Pope Francis in Santa Marta warns against “murmurs”, the ones that are “our daily bread” in our society, in the families, parishes and in politicsHow often is there murmuring in our life? How often is there murmuring in society, in the dioceses (in this case in the parishes), in the family and even in politics. Especially in politics, because “when a government is not honest it seeks to dirty its opponents with murmuring. Whether it be defamation, slander, it is always looking for something [to criticize]...”, Francis affirms in the mass in Santa Marta today. “ Murmuring is our daily...
  • [Cath Cauc] The Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer ask to be relieved of their wishes

    11/09/2018 3:44:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Riposte Catholique ^ | November 9, 2018 | The Little Sisters of Mary
    The Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer ask to be relieved of their wishes ... On September 17, 2018, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, Bishop Braz de Aviz , wrote us an ultimatum: either we accept the Commissioner "without reserve", or we do not accept it, in which case the The law provides that we may be dismissed from the Institute: - After having acquired the moral certainty throughout this year that the reception of the apostolic commissioner within our Institute, would cause serious and certain harm, in the more or less long term, both...
  • Trinity vs. Tawheed (My analysis of the Wood-Hijab debacle)

    11/09/2018 8:58:27 AM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/9/18 | Gerard Perry
    A followup video to my earlier post, with more in-depth explorations of what I saw at the Wood-Hijab debate. I explain why Muslims are so intractable to persuasion, and why the "god" they propose is in fact no god at all.
  • Pope Says Entrepreneurship Needed in Face of ‘Scandalous Poverty’

    11/08/2018 6:20:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/8/18 | Courtney Grogan
    'The possession of goods is an opportunity to multiply them with creativity and use them with generosity,' the Pope saidPope Francis spoke of the need for creative entrepreneurship in the face of “scandalous poverty” Wednesday, stressing the importance of generosity with one’s possessions. “If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Nov. 7. “What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued. “Possession is a responsibility,” Francis stressed. “The ownership of a good makes...
  • Australian Archbishop Outlines Problems with Youth Synod and its Final Document

    11/08/2018 6:14:22 PM PST · by marshmallow
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/5/18 | Lisa Bourne
    VATICAN CITY, November 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There is a real danger in allowing synods to drive the Church’s doctrinal practice, an archbishop involved in the Vatican’s Synod on Youth has said. There were numerous issues with how the recently-concluded synod was carried out, and its final document was not clear on Church teaching, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia, said, noting the concept of “synodality” appeared in it as if out of nowhere. The final document is too long and convoluted in parts, the archbishop said, and its preparation was rushed. The archbishop also cited the call for the...
  • Fr. James Martin: Pope Appoints ‘Gay-Friendly’ Bishops, Cardinals to Change Church on LGBT

    11/07/2018 6:12:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 127 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/7/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out of his way to appoint “gay-friendly” bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church. Speaking at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice 2018 in Washington D.C. on Saturday evening, the Jesuit priest and America magazine editor-at-large told students that “things are changing” in the Church regarding homosexuality under Francis’ watch. “...Just look at what has happened in the last five years--since Pope Francis has been elected,” he said. “First of all, Pope Francis’s comments...
  • Amir Tsarfati update on the U.S. Elections, Nov. 7

    11/07/2018 11:37:34 AM PST · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Update on the election results. We are a country divided, in a divided world, but don't despair that the results were not better. Amir's views on why.
  • Diocese of Buffalo ‘Stunned and Dismayed’ by Whistleblower Call for Malone’s Resignation

    11/06/2018 6:07:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The diocese said the whistleblower’s remarks were ‘plainly and embarrassingly contradictory’The Diocese of Buffalo has issued a response to a whistleblower who called for Bishop Richard Malone to resign, after he was publicly accused of allowing priests credibly accused of sexual abuse to remain in ministry. The diocese released a statement late Tuesday night, after Siobhan O’Connor, a former diocesan employee, said on “60 Minutes” Sunday that the diocese had knowingly omitted some priests from a list it published in March of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse. The list included 42 names; documents leaked by O’Connor included 118 priests...
  • Dubia Cardinal Invokes St. Peter Damian, Condemns ‘Sodomitic Filth’ in Church

    11/06/2018 5:53:28 PM PST · by marshmallow
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/6/18 | Sandro Magister
    November 6, 2018 (L'Espresso) – "The situation is comparable to that of the Church in the 11th and 12th century." As an authoritative Church historian and as president of the pontifical committee of historical sciences from 1998 to 2009, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, 89, has no doubt when he sees the present-day Church "shaken to its foundations" on account of the spread of sexual abuse and homosexuality "in an almost epidemic manner among the clergy and even in the hierarchy." "How could it have come to this point?" the cardinal wonders. And his answer is found in an extensive and detailed...