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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/19/2018 12:31:46 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Key words: Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he...
  • Change Teaching on Contraception, British Minister Tells [Catholic} Church

    07/18/2018 6:55:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/16/18 | Nick Hallett
    Penny Mordaunt spoke after meeting the President of the Pontifical Academy for LifeA British minister has called on the Church to permit artificial contraception after a meeting with senior Vatican officials last week. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, said 800 girls and women lose their lives every day due to pregnancy and childbirth complications, and claimed that wider access to contraception would help alleviate the problem. Faith leaders should help change “deeply held beliefs and attitudes” in order to allow women greater access to “reproductive healthcare”, she said. Ms Mordaunt disclosed her words to the Daily Telegraph after meeting...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Seminarian: We Knew About McCarrick News: US News

    07/18/2018 6:54:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | July 18, 2018 | John DeFilippis, Ph.D.
    I will never forget what happened in May of 1993 when the then-archbishop of Newark, Theodore McCarrick, visited my home parish to preside at a special Mass. I had just graduated from college, and given that I was planning to enroll in the seminary later that year, my pastor decided to showcase me by assigning me as lector for the ceremony. The Archbishop arrived, we met, and after Mass we had another brief discussion before he departed. I asked one of our priests how he thought things went. "I can see that he really liked you," he said. "In fact,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Australian Bishop Won’t Silence Pro-Gay Priest

    07/18/2018 6:37:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 17, 2018 | Anita Carey
    Australian Catholics protested a pro-gay priest because their bishop refused to speak out.   Father Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest who supports gay marriage, spoke at a conference for Catholic school principals over the weekend and Bp. James Foley of the diocese of Cairns did nothing to stop him.   During Australia's same-sex marriage vote last year, Fr. Brennan promoted same-sex so-called marriage for the common good, saying, "I'll be pleased when marriage equality is recognized by Australian law."    Father Frank Brennan is also the president of Catholic Social Services of Australia and used that platform to make an announcement after...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Humanae Vitae." So It Was Born, and Woe To the One Who Touches It

    07/18/2018 6:20:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | July 18, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    The campaign that is underway to demolish “Humanae Vitae” - the 1968 encyclical of Paul VI that said no to artificial contraceptives - has in recent days met with an unexpected obstacle in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, personally authorized by Pope Francis: > Gilfredo Marengo, "La nascita di un'enciclica. 'Humanae vitae' alla luce degli archivi vaticani", Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano, 2018.The obstacle is all the more serious in that the proponents of a “paradigm shift,” meaning a liberalization of contraceptives...
  • YWCA Supports Law to Permanently Legalize Killing Babies in Abortions

    07/18/2018 3:26:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 18, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Several branches of the New York YWCA put their support behind legislation Tuesday that could permanently legalize the killing of unborn babies in the state. Fearing the future of Roe v. Wade may be at stake, leaders of the YWCA Niagara Frontier and YWCA Western New York publicly came out in support of a New York state bill that would keep abortions legal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the infamous case, the Lockport Journal reports. “At no time in our recent past has it been more critical for New York State officials to put aside partisanship in order to...
  • [Cath Cauc] In Austria, Official Websites under Cdl. Schönborn Undermining Humanae Vitae

    07/18/2018 1:15:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 18, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    The official website of the Austrian bishops under Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s watch, as well as his own diocesan website, has published a series of articles in light of the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. These articles present a major undermining of essential Church teachings as they were laid out in Humanae Vitae, even putting into doubt the abiding unlawfulness of contraception. Cardinal Schönborn is the “media bishop” of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference and, as such, officially the editor of Kathpress, the news website of the bishops’ conference. He is also responsible, as the...
  • Catholic Priest Punished After He Told Pro-Abortion Catholics to Go to Confession

    07/18/2018 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 18, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The shockwaves after Ireland voted to repeal their pro life legal protections for unborn children are still being felt. A new report indicates a pro-life Catholic priest is being disciplined for telling his congregation that if they voted to repeal the pro-life law they should go to confession. The vote in Ireland to repeal the 8th Amendment left pro-life people, and specifically members of the Catholic Church around the world, stunned. Ireland had long been a pro-life nation that valued its women and unborn children but it paved the way for legislation to legalize abortion when it removed its Eighth...
  • In Reply to a Beloved Black Christian Brother Regarding the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

    07/18/2018 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/18/2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
    I recently came across an article on Christianity Today by John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color", entitled 'Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick For Black Christians'. As the article's title suggests, Richards is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court by President Donald J. Trump might have on black Christians in America. The commentary was penned as a reply by Richards to an article written by Dr. Ed Stetzer, who supports the Kavanaugh nomination. Richards, who, according to his article, has partnered with...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/18/2018 5:36:57 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The logic of Amoris Laetitia now infects Vatican diplomacy

    07/17/2018 7:59:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 17, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    The latest of a series of articles on Vatican-China talks* posted on the Vatican News site tackles the question of how the Holy See could recognize bishops who were ordained without Vatican approval, and thus subject to excommunication: The path to the legitimisation of the Chinese Bishops ordained without the mandate of the Pope is not and cannot be, then, a cold bureaucratic act; rather, it must be a journey of genuinely and profoundly ecclesial discernment, whereby particular cases are evaluated in order to determine whether the essential conditions exist, such that a given Bishop could be readmitted into full...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Irish Priest: Punished After Pro-Life Homily

    07/17/2018 7:41:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 16, 2018 | David Nussman
    DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - An Irish priest was abruptly transferred from his parish, and some say he is being punished for upsetting people with a pro-life homily. Father James E. Larkin is a priest in the archdiocese of Dublin, headed by Abp. Diarmuid Martin. Formerly of the parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Clonskeagh, Larkin was unexpectedly reassigned last week to a chaplaincy with the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham. Sources say that backlash against Fr. Larkin's pro-life advocacy is what led to the change in assignment. A local pro-life canvasser who wished to be called "Anne" told Church Militant in an email that Fr....
  • Texas bishops score major religious liberty battle in fetal remains case

    07/17/2018 6:06:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Crux Now ^ | July 17, 2018 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - As a case over whether the state of Texas can require fetal remains to be buried is argued in Federal Court this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops a major victory just hours before opening arguments began, saying they did not have to comply with a third party subpoena that would have required the bishops to release decades of internal correspondence over the issue of abortion. In a ruling on Sunday, Judge James Ho said a circuit court’s order was a broad overreach that specifically targeted the Texas bishops...
  • [Cath Cauc] ‘Gay’ deacon writes for obscene newspaper with archbishop’s permission

    07/17/2018 4:22:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    July 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic deacon who is openly homosexual has continued to write salacious reviews of obscene movies for a “gay” newspaper in San Francisco for at least a year since Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was informed of his activities, LifeSite has learned. Over a year ago, in June 2017 the archdiocese told LifeSite that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, was concerned about Deacon Brian Bromberger’s writings, but later acknowledged that the archbishop had met with Deacon Brian Bromberger and had allowed him to continue writing for the publication while exercising “careful discretion” over subject matter,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Veteran Catholic Journalist: All Bishops Involved in Sex Abuse Scandal Must Resign

    07/17/2018 4:07:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 17, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Christopher Manion, a veteran journalist and political analyst, makes the striking call that all U.S. bishops should resign who knew about the ongoing abuse crisis within the U.S. hierarchy for years and yet did not intervene. He also now reveals some painful aspects of the role of Rome in this regard – namely, the lame response from Pope John Paul II to this crisis. Writing on 30 June for the Catholic newspaper The Wanderer, Dr. Manion picks up on the McCarrick scandal and the fact that the gravely immoral behavior of this prelate had been known to many in the...
  • Couple Headed to Prison After They Refused Medical Care for Their Premature Baby Girl

    07/17/2018 1:04:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 17, 2018 | John Stonestreet
    Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn’t get the same treatment as everyone else. What does being born change about a child? Speaking strictly scientifically, nothing of consequence. A child minutes before birth is the same as a child minutes after birth: same physical capabilities, same level of development, both highly dependent on others, they even look more or less the same. Both dream, suck their thumbs, respond to mom’s voice, and feel pain. But when it comes to both federal and state law, the difference between an unborn baby and...
  • Homoerotic Vespers to First Mass in Germany

    07/17/2018 10:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 16, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Homoerotic Vespers to First Mass in Germany Father Fabian Ploneczka of the diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany, celebrated on Sunday his first mass in Augsburg. According to kath.net (July 17), the preceding vespers on Saturday was a “homoerotic event”. The vespers’ topic was “Eroticism of Faith”. A man dressed only in skin-coloured shorts danced in a lascivious way through the church. Father Thomas Steiger spoke in a homily about the gracefulness of a man’s body.
  • World’s oldest Methodist chapel to host homosexual ‘celebration’

    07/17/2018 6:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON -- The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is about to be the site of an LGBT “celebration,” in direct contradiction of Scripture and the chapel’s own founder. On Saturday, the pro-homosexual group Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a “Service of Celebration” at The New Room in John Wesley’s chapel in London, Christian Concern reports. The chapel was built in 1778 under the direction of English theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The pro-gay group says the event will be “an affirming service with songs, prayers and symbolic actions,” after which attendees will be invited to attend...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Jesuit Supports Murdering Babies – Bishop Plays Scandal Down

    07/17/2018 4:48:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 17, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Jesuit Supports Murdering Babies – Bishop Plays Scandal Down Jesuit Father Mario Serrano demonstrated on July 15 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) at a leftwing march to legalise abortion. Serrano called the killing of children on Twitter (July 13, 15) a “just cause” stating that during the march he felt “close to the Jesus who loves, accompanies and does not condemn people in extreme situations” [including pedophiles, rassists and terrorists?]. Auxiliary bishop Jesús Castro Marte of Santo Domingo called Serrano’s statement a “private position”. Talking to Diario Libre (July 15), the bishop only asked Serrano to “reflect on what he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Liberal Pressure: Articles Exposing Cardinal McCarrick Had to Be Removed

    07/17/2018 4:43:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 17, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Liberal Pressure: Articles Exposing Cardinal McCarrick Had to Be Removed Bart Aslin, a former Newark priest, spoke already in 2006 to Matt C. Abbott about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s behaviour as a homosexual predator. Later Aslin asked for a removal of the article, Abbott revealed on RenewAmerica.com (July 16) because the article was causing Aslin to lose job opportunities within the Church, “Recruiters would put me forward as a very strong candidate, but in every case, my candidacy went nowhere.” Now Aslin wrote back to Abbott about his time as a priest, “It was the hypocrisy of McCarrick and my fellow...