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  • Cath Cauc - In heavily-plagiarized speech, Vatican spokesman accuses Archbishop Viganò of ‘lies’

    02/15/2019 7:42:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 15, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    In heavily-plagiarized speech, Vatican spokesman accuses Archbishop Viganò of ‘lies’ CAMBRIDGE, England, February 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Vatican consultant and frequent English-language spokesman for the Vatican accused Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò of “lies” in a lecture in which he passed off other writers’ words as his own.  At a February 8 lecture at Cambridge University,  Fr. Thomas Rosica, executive director of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, suggested Archbishop Viganò was a liar. Rosica, known for his pro-homosexual views, described the Vatican whistle-blowers' witness as a “diabolical masterpiece.”  Authors who Fr. Rosica plagiarized in that speech - often word-for-word and...
  • [Cath Cauc] Msgr. Peter Jin Lugang of Nanyang and the dilemma of the Patriotic Association.

    02/13/2019 2:22:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    AsiaNews.it ^ | February 13, 2019 | Sergio Ticozzi
    Msgr. Peter Jin Lugang of Nanyang and the dilemma of the Patriotic Association. A clarification Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Msgr. Peter Jin Lugang, who on January 30th was recognized by the government as coadjutor bishop of Nanyang (Henan), has done everything possible not to belong to the Patriotic Association (PA), whose statutes " are irreconcilable" with Catholic doctrine, even asking for forgiveness from the Pope. This is what emerges from the words of Fr. Sergio Ticozzi, PIME missionary and expert sinologist, who knows Msgr. Jin personally and the community of Nanyang. The testimony of this bishop is an example for...
  • Federal Court: University Of Iowa Illegally Discriminated Against Christian Student Groups

    02/11/2019 1:33:32 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 11, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    Court documents revealed the public university kept a ‘watch list’ of student groups on probation. All of the groups on the list were religious. On Wednesday, a federal court ruled that the University of Iowa had illegally targeted religious groups for requiring their leaders to follow their faith. As such, Business Leaders in Christ (BLC), a Christian student group on the University of Iowa’s campus, secured a permanent place on campus. At the hearing February 1, it was clear the university had not only kicked BLC off campus because of their expression of faith, but had targeted and blacklisted 31...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Punishing Tradition

    02/06/2019 7:48:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 5, 2019 | Bradley Eli
    Punishing Tradition Saginaw Catholics are rallying to support Fr. Eddie Dwyer, who is being stripped of his role as spiritual shepherd in the diocese of Saginaw and being sent without any duties to live in a very dangerous part of Saginaw's inner city. His final Mass at Saginaw's Our Lady of Peace was packed, especially with young people. During his homily, Dwyer related that one of his goals in three to six years was to "fill the church with crying babies." Seeing the packed pews, Dwyer said he was pleasantly surprised that his goal was reached so soon. Dwyer said in an announcement read...
  • Canadian Officials Working To Offer Asylum To Pakistani Christian Tried For Blasphemy

    02/06/2019 6:22:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Amardeep Bassey
    Pakistan’s top court rejected a challenge to the acquittal of the mother-of-five on blasphemy charges, after she was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Days after her release, Bibi’s husband Ashiq Masih made an impassioned video plea to British Prime Minister Theresa May asking for asylum in the UK. But her appeal for sanctuary was denied by the UK’s home office because of fears British embassies and diplomatic staff would be targeted by Islamic extremists. Several countries have reportedly offered Bibi asylum, including Italy and Australia. Canada’s Global Affairs department said that Bibi’s case is a “priority” for the Canadian...
  • Students Forced to Sign Religion-Rejection Commitments [China]

    02/05/2019 5:16:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 2/2/19 | Piao Junying
    Government officials are going after primary and secondary school students to fill their minds with atheist ideology.“I will adhere to the correct political direction, advocate science, promote atheism, and oppose theism.” Those are the words the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now requiring students to sign on to in its quest to indoctrinate every Chinese person with a hatred for religion so that it can stamp out all traces of it in China. Last August, the Education Bureau of Lishan district in Anshan city, in China’s northeastern province of Liaoning, issued a plan for the campaign to resist religious beliefs...
  • Cdl. Zen in new book: Vatican’s China ‘strategy was wrong, all about compromise and surrender’

    02/04/2019 4:09:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | February 4, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    Cdl. Zen in new book: Vatican’s China ‘strategy was wrong, all about compromise and surrender’ In "For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent" released by Ignatius Press on Jan. 25, Cardinal Zen describes in detail the history of the Vatican's shifting China policy over the course of the last decades. After he praises Cardinal Jozef Tomko, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP) from 1985 until 2001, for his clarity in dealing with China, Cardinal Zen also makes it clear that, since Tomko's end of tenure in 2001, the Vatican has been...
  • Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in US

    02/03/2019 8:52:28 AM PST · by Bob434 · 39 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | Saturday, February 02, 2019 | DAVID CRARY
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — For their supporters, the thousands of Christian schools across America are literally a blessing — a place where children can learn in accordance with biblical teachings, untainted by the secular norms of public schools.</p> <p>To critics, many of these Christian schools venture too often into indoctrination, with teachings that can misrepresent science and history and potentially breed intolerance toward people with different outlooks.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abp. Vigneron Stomps on Traditional Priest at Request of Wealthy Donor

    01/30/2019 12:16:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 29, 2019 | Jay McNally
    Abp. Vigneron Stomps on Traditional Priest at Request of Wealthy Donor When a wealthy couple complained to Detroit's Abp. Allen Vigneron several months ago that they don’t much like the way the Mass is being celebrated at their parish, he wasted little time in acceding to their demands — even though it required stomping on a young priest, ordained 11 years ago, whose offense is being too faithful to the Church. The couple, according to multiple sources, are generous contributors to the archdiocese and are offended that long-time pastor of St. Edward on the Lake, Fr. Lee Acervo, has been saying the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Traditional Priest Suppressed: Pro-Gay Priests Protected

    01/28/2019 11:18:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Forge and the Anvil ^ | January 27, 2019 | LH
    Traditional Priest Suppressed: Pro-Gay Priests Protected The Church is where she is today because — in the Conciliar Popes — Peter chose to submit the Church’s teaching to the judgment of Modern Man, rather to the judgment of Christ the King!Father Vaughn Treco, Homily: The Father’s Grapes & the Children’s Teeth, on Christ the King Sunday, November 25th, 2018 An amazing sermon was delivered at The Church of St. Bede the Venerable. Last November, Father Vaughn Treco drew a line in the sand and called out the effects of Vatican II for what they were. The sermon can be heard...
  • At Least 20 Killed in Bombings at Philippines Cathedral During Sunday Mass

    01/27/2019 9:53:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    ktla ^ | January 27, 2019
    Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Army troops and police posted outside were rushing in when the second bomb went off about one minute later near the main entrance, causing more deaths and injuries. The military was checking a report that the second explosive device...
  • Continued Suppression of Underground Catholic Church

    01/27/2019 11:28:10 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | January 26, 2019 | Gu Qi
    Continued Suppression of Underground Catholic Church 01/26/2019 Gu Qi Despite an agreement between the Vatican and Beijing, Chinese authorities continue to squelch churches. The crisis facing the Underground Catholic Church in mainland China is getting worse by the day, as authorities, despite the Vatican-China deal of 2018, are raiding and shutting down underground church meeting venues one after another.Making it extra precarious are the new requirements set into place by the new Regulations on Religious Affairs, which mandate that every meeting venue that doesn’t join the official Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) is regarded as illegal and will be a...
  • The Left’s Use of Intimidation to Silence Christians

    01/26/2019 1:26:30 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2019 | Katrina Trinko
    If you’re Christian, shut up. That’s been the unmistakable message of our current culture. Karen Pence has been lambasted for her decision to teach at a Christian school. Sen. Hirono, D-Hawaii, after asking a judicial nominee about his membership in the Knights of Columbus, has tied the organization to the “alt right.” And a group of teenage Catholic schoolboys waiting for a bus at the March for Life, who didn’t know the mob-approved way to handle a Native American activist walking up to them, are fighting for their reputations. The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American...
  • Priest sticks up for Covington Catholic students after they defended him from mob’s slurs

    01/26/2019 7:28:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 25, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    Priest sticks up for Covington Catholic students after they defended him from mob’s slurs January 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest was the target of bigoted slurs from the radical activist group involved in the encounter last Friday between Nathan Phillips and Covington Catholic High School students – and the Covington kids reacted swiftly to defend the priest and their faith. Monsignor Patrick Hambrough was walking back to the Lincoln Memorial to meet his group from St. Louis’ St. Mark Catholic Church after the March for Life just before the events that have since gone viral via video....
  • Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism

    01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-22-19 | David French
    One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, there’s also the condescending sympathy: “They’re brainwashed by Fox. They’re voting against their interests.” Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of...
  • Russia Named in List of 50 Countries in Which Christians Face Persecution

    01/19/2019 8:07:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    Russia has been ranked among the world’s 50 countries in which Christians face the most prosecution for the first time in seven years. Russia placed 41st out of 50 countries with the highest levels of persecutions faced by Christians, according to the group’s 2019 World Watch List published Wednesday. “Though radical Islam is largely to blame for Russia’s poor standing in how Christians are treated within its borders, the Russian legislation is unfairly applied to non-Russian Orthodox Christians as new laws and restrictions are constantly being imposed,” it said. The last time Russia landed on the list was in 2011,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] And Persecution of Underground Catholics Continues

    01/17/2019 9:51:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | January 12, 2019 | Lin Yijiang
    And Persecution of Underground Catholics Continues Never mind a nearly four-month-old provisional agreement with the Vatican – one that was supposed to ease decades-long tensions regarding the appointing of bishops – the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, is upping its suppression and persecution of underground Catholic churches and believers.Under the Vatican-China deal of 2018, Pope Francis recognized the legitimacy of seven Chinese-government-appointed bishops, who, not having been selected by the Vatican, had been excommunicated. In turn, Beijing finally, and formally, recognized the pope’s authority.“China and the Vatican will continue to maintain communications and push forward the process of improving relations...
  • This country was removed from Christian persecution list; now a 'model' for religious tolerance

    01/17/2019 7:41:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/17/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Open Doors USA released on Wednesday its annual list of top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted. Two countries were taken off the list and two were put on this year. Bahrain, a tiny Muslim-majority nation in the Persian Gulf, earned its way off the 2019 World Watch List after being ranked in previous editions because of religious freedom and human rights concerns. In previous editions, the leading international Christian persecution watchdog called out the “relatively religiously tolerant” kingdom of Bahrain for placing inhibitions on the freedom to assembly, prohibitions against Christians proselytizing and restrictions to religious expression. In...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Open letter: Rethinking the future of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong

    01/16/2019 2:07:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Asia News.IT ^ | January 16, 2019 | Asia News
    Open letter: Rethinking the future of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong A group of Catholics, mostly young people, have addressed a letter to the diocesan Curia. Whilst appreciating the educational and charitable work the Church has offered so far, the petitioners demand the diocese not be China’s "vassal" and end the "colonial" phase of its work as a substitute services provider. It also notes the commitment of Christian in politics, defending the right of the faithful to religious freedom in China as well as Hong Kong’s freedom. Hong Kong (AsiaNews) – A group of Hong Kong Catholics, most of...
  • Judge Forces Little Sisters of the Poor and Christian Groups to Fund Abortions

    01/14/2019 4:46:02 PM PST · by JME_FAN · 67 replies
    Life News ^ | January 14, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of charitable nuns will be forced pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health plans as a result of a federal judge’s ruling Sunday. The ruling by Judge Haywood Gilliam, a nominee of pro-abortion President Barack Obama, blocks the Trump administration from enforcing rules that provide wider religious exemptions to groups like Little Sisters of the Poor ...