‘Not a religious war,’ Pope says (If not a religious war, what is it?)

‘Not a religious war,’ Pope says (If not a religious war, what is it?)

[Tell that (‘Not a religious war’) to the jihadists]

By Phil Lawler (bio – articles – email) | Jul 27, 2016

Secularists routinely ignore—or worse, deny—the influence of religious beliefs on political affairs. So when secular leaders like President Obama deny that terrorists are inspired by Islam, I can almost understand. But when Pope Francis makes essentially the same claim, I am troubled:

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Sen. Kaine reverses position, opposes Hyde Amendment

Sen. Kaine reverses position, opposes Hyde Amendment

[He must completely conform to Hillary’s agenda]

Catholic World News – July 27, 2016

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, has reversed his position on a major piece of pro-life legislation.

Senator Kaine, a Catholic who has said that he is “personally opposed” to abortion although he votes to against any restrictions on the procedure, had supported the “Hyde Amendment,” which bans federal taxpayer funding for abortions. But having been chosen for the Democratic presidential ticket, Kaine has apparently reversed his position. The Clinton presidential campaign has announced that Kaine will now oppose the Hyde Amendment.

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Euthanasia: The conversation has become too quiet

Euthanasia: The conversation has become too quiet

Charlie Lewis

July 26, 2016 (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition via LifeSiteNews) — Perhaps it is just me who has noticed but the conversation around euthanasia has become far too quiet. In my own case, as someone who spent a few years speaking out against euthanasia, as well as writing anti-euthanasia essays, I could count on someone from time to time to comment about the issue and usually commiserate over our mutual opposition.

A few weeks ago, while waiting for mass to begin, a priest offered his condolences. At first I did not get what he meant. But I soon realized it was over the final legalization of euthanasia in Canada.

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Christ’s Body – My Choice!?

Christ’s Body – My Choice!?

EDITORIAL

July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Last week, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, the Virginia bishop for Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion Catholic running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, put out a press release announcing his decision not to enforce Canon 915, saying that for “Catholics in public office,” “worthiness to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist” is a matter for each person “to decide through an upright and informed conscience.” In other words, Bishop DiLorenzo has gone out of his way to make clear that, the ongoing scandal of Kaine’s weekly public reception of Holy Communion while supporting pre-born child killing on the campaign trail will continue indefinitely in his diocese.

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Loyola Marymount University pitches LGBT lifestyle

Loyola Marymount University pitches LGBT lifestyle

Video by notable alumnus tells students to feel comfortable with same-sex relationships

JULY 26, 2016 BY CAL-CATHOLIC ADMIN

The following comes from a July 22 Federalist article by Adam Cassandra:

Refusing to play according to the rules of Catholic morality, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles has enlisted a notable alumnus to send a message to students that they should be perfectly comfortable with same-sex attraction and same-sex relationships.
The LMU website homepage publicizes a video running more than nine minutes that features former baseball player Billy Bean. Bean was a star at LMU, married a woman he met at LMU (lasting three years), and played eight years in Major League Baseball until 1995.

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The Lake Garda Statement: Regarding the ‘Catholic’ Apotheosis of Luther

The Lake Garda Statement: Regarding the ‘Catholic’ Apotheosis of Luther

Written by Michael Matt | Editor
7/26/16

Final Session of the 24th Annual Roman Forum Summer Symposium

Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius
July 7th, 2016

Our civilization is so sick that even the best efforts to prop up its few tottering remnants manifest the pathetic illness that has step by step brought the entire structure crumbling down. The disease in question is a willful, prideful, irrational, and ignorant obsession with “freedom”. But this is a malady that gained its initial effective entry into Christendom in union with the concept of the natural world as the realm of “total depravity”.

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Hypocrisy in El Paso: liberals get “mercy,” faithful souls persecution

Hypocrisy in El Paso: liberals get “mercy,” faithful souls persecution

July 26, 2016
Posted by Tantumblogo

Many long-time readers will be familiar with the situation regarding Father Michael Rodriguez and his former parish of San Juan Bautista. Assigned as a sort of punishment, given a parish that had been moribund for years, Father Rodriguez completely transformed the parish and even the neighborhood around it, becoming financially solvent, vastly increasing attendance, and instilling the right practice of the Faith into hundreds of souls. All of this was based on a growing attachment, over a period of some years, to the traditional practice of the Faith and, especially, the TLM.

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Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

[Hat-tip to gpmtrad. Thus far only 500,000 of an expected 2,000,000 have registered. Does that mean the rest won’t come or will come as freeloaders? I opine that more (but not 1,500,000) will come and mostly as freeloaders.]

Maja Czarnecka•July 26, 2016

Warsaw (AFP) – A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw’s St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II.

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What Difference Does It Make?

It’s the difference between life and death, between right and wrong, between truth and falsity. It’s the difference between honoring obligations and dishonoring our commitments, the difference between fulfilling the commandments of God and following the enticements of the Evil One. It’s the difference between hope and despair, indeed, between Heaven and Hell. That’s the difference, Hillary, in case you didn’t know.

President Obama sees ‘time of spiritual renewal’ for Muslims

President Obama sees ‘time of spiritual renewal’ for Muslims

[According to the Big-O, Islam means “religion of peace” because of its root word “salaam” meaning “peace” rather then “submission” i.e., to the will of Allah (by force if necessary); he should know, because as a youth he studied in an Islamic madrassa (religious school) in Indonesia]

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Catholic World News – July 26, 2016

At a recent White House reception to mark the end of Ramadan, President Barack Obama paid tribute to Muslim values.

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French church attacked during Mass, priest murdered

BREAKING: French church attacked during Mass, priest murdered

[The background and motive of the attackers not yet known or revealed]

Catholic World News – July 26, 2016

Two men with knives entered a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, during Mass and took a priest and several worshippers hostage, according to media reports.

The attackers slit the throat of the priest, identified by Father Jacques Hamel, 92, before police killed the attackers .

“The whole of France and all Catholics are wounded,” said Prime Minister Manuel Valls. “We will stand together.”

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At last, Religious Leaders Condemn a Homosexual Parade

At last, Religious Leaders Condemn a Homosexual Parade

Posted by Aged parent on Monday, July 25, 2016

If you were expecting those leaders to be from the Vatican [or the USCCCP] you would, of course, be mistaken. It was Russian Jews living in Jerusalem who last week were protesting this abomination on the land where Christ walked.

From Interfax-Religion:

Moscow, July 22, Interfax – The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) is outraged with a gay pride in Jerusalem held this Thursday.

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WE HAVE THE JESUITS TO THANK FOR THE PRO-ABORTION STANCE OF THE DEMOCRATS STARTING WITH THE KENNEDYS

WE HAVE THE JESUITS TO THANK FOR THE PRO-ABORTION STANCE OF THE DEMOCRATS STARTING WITH THE KENNEDYS

[Pro-abort liberalism reeks with neo-Jesuitry]

Posted on July 25, 2016 by abyssum

The Curse of the Kennedy Catholics

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Boston Senator Edward Kennedy chats with the one-quarter Jewish Jesuit Congressman Robert Drinan, who had to get a dispensation from the Vatican to join the order because of a then-existing Jesuit rule restricting Jewish ancestry to the fifth generation

As Tim Kaine steps into the shoes of “devout Catholics” Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, he also joins the club of “Kennedy Catholics”

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As Pope heads to Poland to press it to take more Muslim migrants, Poles arrest Muslim migrant with explosives

As Pope heads to Poland to press it to take more Muslim migrants, Poles arrest Muslim migrant with explosives

JULY 25, 2016 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

Does Christian charity really require civilizational suicide? The Poles say no. Pope Francis differs.

Iraqi man arrested in Poland ahead of Pope Francis’ visit,” DW, July 25, 2016:

A 48-year-old Iraqi man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives in Poland. The arrest in Lodz comes just days ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Poland for World Youth Day.

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