Catholic Church Prohibits Pro-Abortion Politician From Reading Scripture During Mass

Source: Lifenews.com

Catholic Church Prohibits Pro-Abortion Politician From Reading Scripture During Mass

INTERNATIONAL   STEVEN ERTELT   MAY 23, 2016   |   1:32PM    CORK, IRELAND

A local Catholic Church in Ireland has prohibited a pro-abortion politician from reading Scripture during Mass. St Colman’s Cathedral in Cork won’t let Ken Curtin read from the Bible during the service because he is a member of the Social Democrats, a party that supports abortion and repealing the 8th Amendment that provides legal protection for women and unborn children from abortion.

Fr John McCarthy told Curtin he would be dropped as a Mass reader because of his support for repealing the pro-life amendment. Here’s more:

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Is Just War Theory Obsolete?

Is Just War Theory Obsolete?

ANDREW LATHAM
4/24/16
www.crisismagazine.com/2016/just-war-theory-obsolete

In an essay that appeared recently on National Catholic Reporter online, Professor Terrence Rynne of Marquette University offered five reasons that support abandoning Catholic Just War Theory and toward what he calls a positive vision of peace:

Modern wars have made the just war theory obsolete;

The rise of a Christology “from below”;

A clearer understanding of how the New Testament relates to contemporary problems;

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The Great Thirst

The Great Thirst

James V. Schall, S.J.
The Catholic Thing
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

In The Range of Reason, Jacques Maritain wrote: “The world is prey to a great thirst, an immense mystical yearning which does not even know itself and which, because it remains without objective, turns to despair or neurosis.” Most people easily comprehend the notion of a great “thirst.” Thirst concentrates our attention. If thirst is great, we do not ask: “What quenches our thirst?” We know. The “object” of our physical need is “water, cool clear water,” as the Sons of the Pioneers used to sing.

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Anti-Catholicism Rising: Even in “Catholic” Philippines

Anti-Catholicism Rising: Even in “Catholic” Philippines

May 23, 2016
Posted by Tantumblogo
veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/anti-catholicism-rising-even-in-catholic-philippines/

So the Filipinos have elected a new president, it seems, a man who has made numerous virulently anti-Catholic statements, and who promises to institute a “3 child policy” (I don’t believe he has specified what penalties will occur if families “violate” the policy), divorce on demand and government-funded contraception.

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Report: Average Vatican Employee makes $10.50 an hour!?

Report: Average Vatican Employee makes $10.50 an hour!?

Headlines of other reports on this topic:

Crux: When pope backs workers, Vatican laity wonder, ‘What about us?’

The Eponymous Flower: Pope Francis Exploits [Vatican] Workers

[“Popes who live in glass-houses shouldn’t throw stones”]

May 23, 2016
Posted by Tantumblogo
veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/report-average-vatican-employee-makes-10-50-an-hour/

In the light of Pope Francis’ incredible statements made last week, seeming to attribute mortal sin to “bloodsucking” employers who fail to provide what he feels are adequate wages and, more specifically, health insurance, it is reported that the average Vatican employee makes $22,000 a year, and this in Rome, one of the more expensive places in the world to live. If you assume a 40 hour work week (indications below are that many work much more than that) and 52 weeks work a year (the article also claims most receive no paid vacation), that works out to just over $10.50 an hour, about what a moderately experienced grocery store clerk makes. However, this income is supposed to be tax free, the impact of which is unclear to me in real terms. In the US, people who make under $45k a year rarely pay any income tax, anyway, but I’m not certain of the situation in Italy.

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Christians have a mission to convert all non-Christians including Muslims but NOT Jews, says Vatican official

Christians have a mission to convert all non-Christians including Muslims but NOT Jews, says Vatican official

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting in Cambridge

posted Monday, 23 May 2016

Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, says Vatican official

Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, according to one of Pope Francis’s senior aides.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting held by Cambridge University’s Woolf Institute.

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Leader of global sisters’ group envisions Catholic nuns serving as deacons

Leader of global sisters’ group envisions Catholic nuns serving as deacons

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Francis greets Sr. Carmen Sammut, president of the International Union of Superiors General, during an audience with the heads of women’s religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican May 12.

[“The cat is out of the bag”]

by Joshua J. McElwee
May. 23, 2016
National un-Catholic Reporter

Rome, Italy – Catholic sisters could be of greater service to the church in various parts of the world were they able to “go a step further” and be ordained as deacons, says the leader of the global network of some 500,000 Catholic women religious.

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Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI Sees Resignation as Expanding Petrine Ministry

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI Sees Resignation as Expanding Petrine Ministry

Prefect of Pontifical Household [for Pope Francis and personal secretary for Pope Emeritus Benedict] also recalls “dramatic struggle” of 2005 Conclave.

[“No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other …” (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13). If so, which one does His Excellency serve, and how does that affect the “spin” of this article?]

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NY dioceses file suit against abortion insurance mandate

NY dioceses file suit against abortion insurance mandate

[Where is His Immensity Cardinal Dolan in this matter?]

Catholic World News – May 23, 2016

Joined by conservative Episcopalian, Lutheran, and Baptist bodies, two dioceses in New York State—the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Ogdensburg—have filed suit against the New York State Department of Financial Services over “model language” requiring health insurance plans to cover abortions.

“The Department of Financial Services, without any authority by the legislature, has taken it upon itself to force religious organizations and individuals with strong conscientious objection to abortion to fund this procedure which, in every case, kills a developing unique human person,” said Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany.

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Pope Francis, Populism, and the Agony of Latin America

Pope Francis, Populism, and the Agony of Latin America

May 22, 2016

As populist regimes implode across Latin America, it’s unclear that the Catholic Church in the age of Francis is well-equipped to cope with whatever comes next.

Dr. Samuel Gregg
www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4797/pope_francis_populism_and_the_agony_of_latin_america.aspx

Venezuela is now in an advanced state of political and economic collapse. Such is the fruit of seventeen years of the “21st century socialism” pioneered by Chávez and pursued by his successor Nicolás Maduro. On a daily basis, the reality of Venezuelans is one of empty shops, massive corruption, triple-digit inflation, an absence of necessities like food and medicine, and omnipresent violence as law and order breaks down. This is the logical consequence of a populist regime that, in the name of “the people,” nationalized entire industries, demolished the central bank’s independence, ploughed oil-revenues into inefficient and corrupt state-owned enterprises, printed money to cover escalating government spending, and then tried to control the rapidly-deteriorating situation through price and currency controls.

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MARTYROLOGY-MAY 24

Martyrology-May 24th
Roman Martyrology-May 24th- on this date in various years-

At Antioch, the birthday of St. Manahen, foster-brother of Herod the Tetrach. He was a doctor and prophet under the grace of the New Testament, and his remains now lie in the city of Antioch.

Also, blessed Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, mentioned by the evangelist St. Luke.

At Porto, the birthday of St. Vincent, martyr.

At Nantes in Brittany, in the time of Emperor Diocletian, the blessed martyrs Donatian and Rogatian, brothers, who, because of their constancy in the faith, were sent to prison, stretched on the rack, and lacerated. Finally, they were pierced through with a soldier’s lance, and then beheaded.

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MARTYROLOGY-MAY 23

Martyrology-May 23rd
Roman Martyrology-May 23rd- on this date in various years-

At Langres in France, the martyrdom of the holy bishop Desiderius, who visited the king to offer entreaties in behalf of his people who were mistreated by the Vandal army. He was immediately condemned to beheading, and willingly presenting his head to receive the blow of the sword, he died for the sheep committed to his charge and departed for heaven. With him suffered many of his flock, who are buried in the same city.

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MARTYROLOGY-MAY 22

Martyrology-May 22nd
Roman Martyrology-May 22nd- on this date in various years-

For 2016 The Feast of the most holy and undivided Trinity, and the Octave of Pentecost.

At Rome, the holy martyrs Faustinus, Timothy, and Venustus.

In Africa, the holy martyrs Castus and Aemilius, who met their martyrdom by fire, St. Cyprian says that there were overcome by the first trial, but that in the second God made them victorious, so that those who had first weakened in the face of the fire were made mightier than the flames.

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MARTYROLOGY-MAY 21

Martyrology-May 21st
Roman Martyrology-May 21st- on this date in various years-

St. Valens, bishop, who was put to death along with three children.

At Alexandria, the commemoration of the holy martyrs Secundus, a priest, and others, whom the Arian bishop George ordered to be barbarously slain during the holy days of Pentecost, under Emperor Constantius.

In Morocco, the birthday of the holy martyrs Timothy, Polius, and Eutychius, deacons, who merited to be crowned together for spreading the word of God in that region.

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MARTYROLOGY-MAY 20

Martyrology-May 20th
Roman Martyrology-May 20th- on this date in various years-

At Aquila in Abruzzi, St. Bernardin of Siena, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who added to the glory of Italy by his preaching and his example.

At Rome, St. Plautilla, wife of a consul, sister of the consul Flavius Clemens, and mother of the holy virgin Flavia Domitilla, both martyrs. She was baptized by the apostle St. Peter, and after giving an example of all the virtues, she rested in peace.

Also at Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of St. Basilla, virgin, who was of a royal family and betrothed to a nobleman. When she refused to marry him, he accused her of being a Christian. Emperor Gallienus gave orders that she should accept the person to whom she had been engaged, or die by the sword. Being informed of this, and answering that she had for her spouse the King of kings, she was pierced with a sword.

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