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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • The Targeting of Karen Pence is a Wake-Up Call for All American Christians

    01/21/2019 5:56:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2019 | Travis Weber
    Vice President Pence’s wife Karen has come under withering attack in recent days from many in the media. From this “reporting,” one might think she has transgressed some obvious social boundary of a civilized society. In reality, the big “scoop” is that this Christian wife and mother, whose Christian beliefs are important to her, is teaching at a Christian school, which being Christian, holds to Christian beliefs about marriage. Yet you wouldn’t know that from reading the headlines about her, which lead the reader to believe that the driving force of Karen’s actions is the targeting of those who identify...
  • Cath Cauc: Louis XVI, King, Martyr: a Catholic going to death and His Last Will and Testament

    01/21/2019 4:45:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 21, 2019 | Fr. L. Demets, FSSP, 2006
    Louis XVI, King, Martyr: a Catholic going to death and His Last Will and Testament Louis XVI, King, Martyr: a Catholic going to death and His Last Will and Testament Procession to eternity On January 20, 1793, the National Convention condemned Louis XVI to death, his execution scheduled for the next day. Louis spent that evening saying goodbye to his wife and children. The following day, January 21, dawned cold and wet. Louis arose at five. At eight o'clock a guard of 1,200 horsemen arrived to escort the former king on a two-hour carriage ride to his place of...
  • Jorge Bergoglio’s “Other Gustavo”: Why Bergoglio Elevated, Placed and Now Protects Zanchetta

    01/21/2019 3:41:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | January 20, 2019 | Ann Barnhardt
    Today she has broken the completely not-shocking news that Antipope Bergoglio knew of the formally lodged complaints of sodmitical predation (complete with naked selfies!) of one of his very favorite Argentinian prelates, Gustavo Zanchetta, for YEARS.  Of course he did.  Antipope Bergoglio elevated Zanchetta to the episcopacy almost immediately upon usurping the Petrine See in ARSH 2013.  And where did Antipope Bergoglio send his beloved Gustavo Zanchetta upon naming him a bishop?  To Oran, a backwater diocese Northwest of Buenos Aires on the Bolivian border, nestled at the base of the Andes. So?  Antipope Bergoglio sent one of his pet...
  • [Catholic Caucus] For Francis, the Sins “Below the Belt” Are “the Lightest”

    01/21/2019 7:42:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 21, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Memo For the Summit On Abuse. For Francis, the Sins “Below the Belt” Are “the Lightest” he most surprising news, in the journey that Pope Francis is preparing to go on to Panama for world youth day, is that he has selected for his entourage, among his official companions, the Frenchman Dominique Wolton (in the photo), who is not an ecclesiastic or even a Catholic, but a theoretician of communication, director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the legendary CNRS, and founder of the international magazine “Hermčs.”Above all, however, Wolton is the author of the book-length...
  • [Catholic Caucus] It's Apostasy, Not Schism – Cardinal Burke

    01/20/2019 6:46:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 20, 2019 | Gloria TV
    It's Apostasy, Not Schism – Cardinal Burke The present Church does find herself in apostasy from the Faith - not in schism, Cardinal Raymond Burke told TheWandererPress.com (January 17). Bishops, priests and laypeople “have effectively abandoned the Catholic Faith by espousing teachings and practices that are contrary to the Deposit of Faith”, he added. Burke criticises “the silence of so many cardinals and bishops” who should defend the Faith “vocally” because in the Church's tremendous confusion and growing division it “can never be right” to remain silent. Picture: Raymond Burke, #newsSiirnocwtl
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic school board caves into LGBT pressure, ...

    01/20/2019 6:09:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Catholic school board caves into LGBT pressure, allows book depicting two boys kissing OTTAWA January 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Catholic schools in Ontario flip-flopped about a graphic novel depicting same-sex attraction between two boys, allowing the “Drama” graphic novel back on elementary school library shelves. Created by American author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier, the 2012 book released by Scholastic is about a girl who tries out for her middle-school stage production. A side story in the graphic novel delves into same-sex attraction and features two boys kissing each other onstage, one of whom is dressed in drag. Emails from officials at the...
  • WATCH — Christian Pastor Jacqui Lewis: ‘Our Common Enemy Is White Supremacy, Transphobia, Sexism

    01/20/2019 12:35:45 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/19 | Kyle Morris
    Rev. Jacqui Lewis, a senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church in New York, took the stage Saturday at the Women’s March and announced what she believed to be Americans’ greatest enemies. “I am so glad to be able to follow my indigenous family and share some words of blessing,” Lewis said as she opened her speech. “Standing here and looking at you and thinking about this movement makes me want to tell you what it means for me to be a Christian pastor.” “There’s all kinds of Christians, but I’m the kind that believes that there’s more than one path...
  • Bishops’ Pro-Life Leader Says Abuse of Minors ‘Upends’ Witness

    01/19/2019 5:54:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/18/19 | Christopher White
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the thick of the clergy sex abuse crisis, thousands of American Catholics descended on the nation’s capitol in protest of abortion where Archbishop Joseph Naumann reminded them that the abuse of minors is antithetical to the Church’s pro-life witness. “For all Catholics, the last several months have been profoundly difficult,” he said. “We have been devastated by the scandal of sexual misconduct by clergy and of past instances of the failure of bishops to respond with compassion to victims of abuse and to protect adequately the members of their flock.” “The abuse of children or minors...
  • European Court Upholds Removal of Children From Home Schooling

    01/19/2019 5:41:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 1/16/19 | Howard Friedman
    In Wunderlich v. Germany, (ECHR, Jan. 10, 2019), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment upheld Germany's three-week removal of four children from their parents' home after the parents insisted on home schooling them and refused to send them to state schools. The court held that there was no violation of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life). the Court said in part: The Court finds that the enforcement of compulsory school attendance, to prevent social isolation of the applicants’ children and ensure their integration into society,...
  • The Virtuous Woman - Bible Study

    01/19/2019 4:09:25 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    MBC ^ | 1/19/19
    For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her....
  • The 2019 D.C. Women's March - The Dominance of the Godless American Woman!

    01/19/2019 3:49:47 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 22 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/19/19
    Today there are absolutely no shortages of godless women in our post-Judeo/Christian American culture as we have seen with the Washington D.C." women's" march. What is the most telling part of all of this is that these female hordes choose to have their "protest, celebration" and high holy day on the anniversary weekend of the legalization of abortion. How evil is that! Celebrating women's rights on the foundation of death and barbarity! These women occupy all of society’s genres from politics to Hollywood, from the music industry to the fashion world, from the faculty lounge to the masses. They are...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The question remains: Can we believe our Bishops?

    01/18/2019 3:41:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Joseph Shaw
    The question remains: Can we believe our Bishops? January 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Two recent stories have shocked Catholics in the United States and around the world. First, on December 4, Msgr. Edward Weber, “director of priest personnel” (whatever that might be) in the Archdiocese of New York, wrote a formal letter of recommendation for a priest, Fr. Donald Timone, who wished to spend some time at a Catholic college in California. The letter affirmed (according to CNA) that Fr. Timone had “never been accused of any act of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct involving a minor,” and “manifested...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Report: Cardinal Farrell Under Police Investigation for Abuse

    01/18/2019 8:31:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Banks of the Trinity ^ | January 16, 2019 | Banks of the Trinity
    DALLAS - Sources tell Banks of the Trinity that Kevin Cardinal Farrell is under investigation by the Keller Police Department regarding an allegation of abuse while he was bishop of Dallas.We will keep you updated as this story develops.
  • Priest gives pulpit to homosexual partners to share ‘witness’ story prior to Sunday Mass

    01/18/2019 7:50:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2019 | LifeSite News Staff
    Update Jan. 18, 2019: St. Joan of Arc pulled the video this morning of the two homosexual men giving their pre-Mass presentation. We are now using a source for the video provided by Complicit Clergy.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A parish priest in Minnesota gave the pulpit to a same-sex “married” couple in a pre-Mass presentation last Sunday, allowing the two men to showcase their homosexual partnership, which included a child whom they said was conceived by IVF and carried to term via surrogacy.  Alan Nachtigal and Blake Wilson were legally “married” to each other in Minneapolis...
  • Bishop McElroy [San Diego]: No Gay Subculture in My Diocese

    01/17/2019 5:21:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/15/19 | Christine Niles
    San Diego bishop publishes his 'pastoral reflections' on listening sessionsSAN DIEGO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The bishop of San Diego is denying the existence of a gay subculture in his diocese, in spite of abundant evidence to the contrary. The conclusion comes after multiple "listening sessions" held by Bp. Robert McElroy throughout October and November, where a total of 2,000 Catholics showed up at various sessions to voice their concerns and air their grievances. Promoting Homosexual IdeologyA number of Catholics at these sessions challenged the bishop on the issue of homosexuality. In 2017, McElroy took part in an LGBT Mass celebrating...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic nuncio, not Wuerl, will celebrate Mass for Life

    01/17/2019 8:20:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 16, 2019 | Christine Rousselle
    Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2019 / 11:20 am (CNA).- Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Jan. 18 Mass for Life, to be held at a youth rally before the annual March for Life. Wuerl was until today scheduled to be the principal celebrant of the Mass.  In his stead will be Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, the Archdiocese of Washington announced on Wednesday.  Pierre will be joined by Washington auxiliary bishops Mario Dorsonville and Roy Campbell, who will represent the archdiocese. The Youth Rally and Mass for Life takes place the morning of the annual March...
  • Two Christians Discussing LGBTQ: Activists are stealing the hearts and minds of our kids

    01/17/2019 6:30:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2019 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dear Brother in Christ, It was great talking with you. As per our conversation, I agree that we as Christians must love and pray for all people. However, there is an undeniable, extremely aggressive campaign by LGBTQ activists to force biblical principles, values, and Jesus underground. States and corporations are afraid to say no to anything LGBTQ activists demand. I've written numerous articles about LGBTQ bullying with links confirming the facts. Planned Parenthood successfully implemented mandatory sex ed in public schools teaching elementary school kids sex techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment with homosexuality and transgenderism. Teachers are being...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Rise and Fall of the Humble Pope

    01/16/2019 4:17:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 15, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    The Rise and Fall of the Humble Pope The current pontificate began with a fanfare of praise from the mass media, which were happy to promote the Vatican Press office’s narrative of the “humble Pope”: Look! He paid his own hotel bill!  Look! He took the bus with all the other cardinals! Look! He refuses to live in a “palace” or wear red shoes like those other Popes! Look! He rides around in a Ford Focus, not a fancy car!After all, this was the same Pope who said “Who am I to judge?” respecting the flagrant homosexual he had made...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Please, bishops: act now; you’re running out of time!

    01/16/2019 10:52:18 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 15, 2019 | Phil Lawler
    Please, bishops: act now; you’re running out of time! The statement from Archishop Vigano, pleading with McCarrick to make a public act of repentance, was a dramatic—and sadly rare—display of bold pastoral leadership. God bless Bishop Strickland for joining in that plea. I hope and pray that other American bishops will follow suit. But please, bishops, act now. You’re running out of time. This morning, by chance (or was it by chance?) I found myself reading from the sermons of St. Claude la Colombiere. Speaking about true repentance for sin, St. Claude tells this striking story: We read, in the...
  • [Cath Cauc]Wuerl apologizes to priests ..., says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations

    01/16/2019 8:50:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2019 | Michelle Boorstein
    D.C.'s embattled Catholic leader, Donald Wuerl, under fire in recent days for untruthful statements regarding what he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of his predecessor, Theodore McCarrick, apologized late Tuesday, saying he forgot he knew about the allegations and that it was “never the intention to provide false information.” Wuerl apologized to former priest Robert Ciolek in the evening and then sent a letter to the priests of the archdiocese, where Wuerl is the acting administrator. Pope Francis received Wuerl’s retirement as archbishop earlier than expected last fall as the cardinal was being pummeled by criticism over his handling...