Monthly Archives: August 2016

Four Spanish bishops threatened with prosecution for criticizing draconian LGBT ‘protection’ law

Four Spanish bishops threatened with prosecution for criticizing draconian LGBT ‘protection’ law

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

MADRID, Spain August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Only weeks after a failed attempt to secure the prosecution of the Archbishop of Valencia for denouncing the gay political agenda, homosexual groups are calling for the prosecution of four other Spanish bishops for criticizing a new homosexual “protection” law recently passed by the Province of Madrid.

Three of the bishops are being threatened with a criminal complaint for having written and published a condemnation of Madrid’s new “Law of Integral Protection against LGTBIphobia and Discrimination for Reasons of Orientation and Sexual Identity,” which prohibits all “degrading” and “discriminatory” statements regarding homosexuals and transsexuals. The fourth bishop is being criminally investigated for expressing support for the statement of the first three. read more

Germany’s Cardinal Marx faces scrutiny in sexual abuse case

Germany’s Cardinal Marx faces scrutiny in sexual abuse case

Jan Bentz

August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, head of the German Bishops Conference and one of Pope Francis’ closest advisers, is criticized for negligent behavior regarding a case of sexual abuse by a priest of his former diocese from 10 years ago.

A recent legal investigation follows past inquiries regarding accusations of sexual abuse by the former parish priest involving a 15-year-old boy in the Diocese of Trier. The first accusation surfaced in 2006 but was suspended because of statutory limitations. Subsequent lawsuits were filed in 2013 and 2015 against the priest, who has been retired since 2015. read more

US CONGRESS: Pass the Save Christians from Genocide Act

US CONGRESS: Pass the Save Christians from Genocide Act

SIGN THIS PETITION NOW!

[Hat-tip to gpmtrad]

By CitizenGO USA · 08/30/2016

The ruthlessness of the Islamic State against Christians and Yazidis continues to increase — acts of brutal torture, women enslaved and often raped, and families driven from their homes into what they see as exile. You’ve heard the countless testimonies from Christians and Yazidis as they face these unthinkable horrors. Now, we must take action!

You, with your voice (your signature), have a unique opportunity to directly influence Congress to take immediate action to help Christians and Yazidis find the help they’ve been praying and hoping for. read more

Georgetown appoints Hindu chaplain

Georgetown appoints Hindu chaplain

[How soon before they appoint atheist, wiccan, and satanist chaplains?]

Catholic World News – August 31, 2016

Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic institution in the US, has become the first American college to engage a Hindu priest as a campus chaplain.

Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan has been appointed to provide spiritual leadership for the Hindus studying at the Jesuit university in Washington, DC. Father Greg Schenden, a Catholic chaplain, explained to the Washington Post that the school’s goal is to encourage spiritual growth for all students, regardless of their religious faith read more

Lincoln, Nebraska’s bishop reveals the two awesomely simple reasons for their large number of vocations and speaks about other matters relating to his diocese, the Church, and the pro-life movement

Lincoln, Nebraska’s bishop reveals the two awesomely simple reasons for their large number of vocations [and speaks about other matters relating to his diocese, the Church, and the pro-life movement]

Claire Chretien

LINCOLN, Nebraska, August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The secret recipe for Catholic vocations to the priesthood consists of the prayers of cloistered nuns and fidelity to the Church’s teaching, the bishop of a booming American diocese revealed.

Bishop James D. Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, told Catholic World Report in a recent interview that “the secret of a successful vocations program … begins with prayer.” The Diocese of Lincoln is home to two communities of cloistered nuns who pray for vocations constantly, he said. read more

LGBT laws help push Omaha archdiocese out of counseling ministr

LGBT laws help push Omaha archdiocese out of counseling ministry

[First adoption agencies, now counseling services; they are also going after lawyers and judges who don’t have to or won’t participate in matters relating to sodomarriages and other “politically correct” liberal causes (see www.crisismagazine.com/2016/abas-attempt-muzzle-lawyers or angelqueen.org/2016/08/31/the-abas-attempt-to-muzzle-lawyers/ )]

Lisa Bourne

OMAHA, Nebraska, August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Omaha has announced that its charitable branch will no longer provide behavioral health services in order to avoid relying on government funding. read more

The ABA’s Attempt to Muzzle Lawyers

The ABA’s Attempt to Muzzle Lawyers

STEPHEN M. KRASON
8/31/16

We hear more and more about the attack on conscience rights in the health care and counseling professions: the Obama administration early on moved to reverse federal protections from health care workers having to take part in morally objectionable procedures; Washington State’s requirement (sustained by the U.S. Supreme Court) that pharmacies sell abortifacients; the new Illinois law requiring health care providers who object to taking part in abortions to inform women where they can get them (effectively demanding a pro-life referral service for the abortion industry); and states like New Jersey forbidding counselors to try to help minors to overcome same-sex attraction when they and their parents seek such help (homosexualist organizations even want to ban such therapy outright). Now, we have brewing a substantial attack on the free speech rights of lawyers across the country. read more

Priest calls for ‘prayerful protest’ against Planned Parenthood’s new DC ‘flagship’ abortion facility

Priest calls for ‘prayerful protest’ against Planned Parenthood’s new DC ‘flagship’ abortion facility

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Claire Chretien

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-life activists and a priest in a long black cassock were unfazed by scorching heat and humidity on Sunday as they prayed outside Planned Parenthood’s new “flagship” abortion center that is slated to open as early as this week.

The group of 15 or so, including Monsignor Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington and Rev. Patrick Mahoney of Church on the Hill DC, the Christian Defense Coalition, and Abortion-Free DC stressed their belief that prayer works and they won’t give up hope on shutting down the abortion facility even if it opens. read more

U.S. diocese backs Catholic school: won’t let parents opt kids out of ‘salacious’ sex-ed

U.S. diocese backs Catholic school: won’t let parents opt kids out of ‘salacious’ sex-ed

Pete Baklinski

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic Diocese of Nashville is backing the administration of a private Catholic school in refusing to allow parents to opt their children out of an explicit sexual education program that parents say will corrupt their children by providing them with erotic and even salacious detail. Parents opposing the course say their hearts are broken since they feel betrayed by those in whom they had placed the trust of educating their children. read more

The True and False Meaning of “Social Justice”

The True and False Meaning of “Social Justice”

ANTHONY P. STINE
9/30/16

American universities used to be a place where difficult ideas were encountered and built in biases challenged. The universities, an inspiration from the Catholic Church, were the home of diverse ideas that were meant to inspire wisdom in students in addition to the learning of practical skills that would help build the economic strength that enabled America to dominate the globe. A fine example of this thinking is ensconced in the motto of DePaul University, Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi, or I will show you the way to wisdom. Wisdom enlightens the mind and strengthens the individual, which has direct consequences for the broader culture and society. But our universities have turned their backs on promoting wisdom and instead have adopted a mission of promoting a distorted sense of social justice. read more

Former Irish president and visiting theology prof at Jesuit Boston College: Catholic seminaries should be more ‘welcoming’ on LGBT issues

Former Irish president [and visiting theology prof at Jesuit Boston College]: Catholic seminaries should be more ‘welcoming’ on LGBT issues

Steve Weatherbe

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Former Irish President Mary McAleese has responded to the recent scandal over homosexuality at the country’s national seminary by saying she wishes the seminary would be more welcoming” to homosexuals.

McAleese, who considers herself “a staunch Catholic,” regrets the decision of two Irish prelates to remove their seminarians from St. Patrick’s College, the national seminary at Maynooth, and send them to Rome instead. read more

Mother Murders Daughter With Crucifix After Black Mass

Mother Murders Daughter With Crucifix After Black Mass

by Maxwell Douglas • ChurchMilitant • August 31, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – After a black mass in Oklahoma City on August 15, a woman used a crucifix to murder her daughter. Juanita Gomez of Oklahoma City told authorities she believed her daughter was “possessed” by Satan.

Police showed up to the Gomez house Saturday, August 27, on a welfare check to find the daughter, Geneva Gomez, lying in the form of a cross with a large crucifix resting on her chest. read more

Priest Leading Rosary Procession Beaten by Pagans Into Coma

Priest Leading Rosary Procession Beaten by Pagans Into Coma

The youths also stabbed him with a monstrance

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by Aaron Maxwell • ChurchMilitant • August 31, 2016

ANAMBRA STATE, Nigeria – A Catholic priest was stabbed in the face with a monstrance and beaten into a coma by a group of idol worshipers in Nigeria. The attack happened Monday, when the priest and some of his followers were having a Rosary procession.

Father Fidelis Ifeanyichukwu Ugozo of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Ugbenu, Anambra State in southeastern Nigeria, was stopped by Gabriel Ikegbunam, one of the youth leaders in his village. Ikegbunam says he stopped him because he felt that the priest was there to burn down their deity. read more

Archbishop Speaks Out on Lesbian Catholic School Lawsuit

Archbishop Speaks Out on Lesbian Catholic School Lawsuit

Membership in Church not “invitation to alter or redefine what the Church believes or teaches”

by Joseph Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • August 31, 2016

NEWARK – The archbishop of Newark, John J. Myers, is breaking silence on a lawsuit filed against a New Jersey Catholic school for its firing of an openly lesbian dean in a same-sex “marriage.”

In a letter dated August 31, Abp. John J. Myers addresses the scandal of a lawsuit currently advancing in the state court system over the termination of “married” lesbian Kate Drumgoole from her position at Paramus Catholic High School — an action court filings maintain is in direct violation of state anti-discrimination laws. According to Drumgoole, she was abruptly removed from her position after school officials were made aware she was in a same-sex “marriage.” Despite fierce opposition from nearly 3,900 Paramus alumni and parents, the Catholic school has held its ground, refusing to reinstate her. read more

Praying for the Holy Father’s intentions when those intentions are… odd

ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s intentions when those intentions are… odd

Posted on 30 August 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

It doesn’t hurt to remind people that when we pray “for the intentions of the Holy Father” (as we do when we pray the Rosary), we are not praying for the Holy Father. Rather, we are to pray for the intentions the Holy Father designates for our prayers that month.

We don’t have to know what they are explicitly. It is enough to desire to pray for, to have the moral intention to pray for, what he wishes. That said, it is pretty easy in the age of these interwebs to find out what they are. read more