Croatia overturns conviction of WW2 ‘collaborator’ Cardinal Stepinac

Croatia overturns conviction of WW2 ‘collaborator’ Cardinal Stepinac

[Hat-tip to gpmtrad; let us hope and pray that the joint Catholic-Orthodox commission established at Pope Francis’ request to study the case (not cause) of Blessed Cardinal Stepanic will also exonerate His Eminence so that his cause for sainthood advances]

BBC
22 July 2016

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Catholics pay homage at the tomb of beatified Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac in Zagreb’s main cathedral

A Croatian court has annulled the 1946 treason conviction of a Catholic cardinal, ruling that he did not receive a fair trial.

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“Catholic” college restores pro-family employee after ‘hate crime’ investigation

“Catholic” college restores pro-family employee after ‘hate crime’ investigation

Claire Chretien

LOS ANGELES, California, July 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic university employee who was suspended from work for two weeks after telling students there are two genders has been restored to her position without loss of pay or benefits, her attorney told LifeSiteNews.

“We’re satisfied with the outcome,” attorney Charles LiMandri of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund told LifeSiteNews. LiMandri assisted Loyola Marymount University (LMU) employee Gigi Kurz as she faced a hate crime investigation after explaining Catholic teachings on human sexuality to student LGBT activists.

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Hillary Clinton Names Pro-Abortion Tim Kaine VP, Says He’s “Catholic” Who “Supports Abortion”

Hillary Clinton Names Pro-Abortion Tim Kaine VP, Says He’s “Catholic” Who “Supports Abortion”

[What weirdo tickets for both parties: Not only wackos at the top but also strange-o “Catholics” for the second slot: A “roamin'” Evangelical Catholic for the GOP and a pro-abort “traditional” Catholic for the Dems!]

STEVEN ERTELT
JUL 22, 2016

Abortion activist Hillary Clinton today tapped pro-abortion Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has her vice-presidential running mate.

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Pope’s climate encyclical ‘made possible’ passage of pro-abortion SDGs: UN leader

Pope’s climate encyclical ‘made possible’ passage of pro-abortion SDGs: UN leader

Lianne Laurence

VATICAN CITY, July 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vatican’s support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a June pontifical conference on human trafficking that featured an address by abortion and population control advocate Jeffrey Sachs.

“We can also count an important and decisive collaboration with the United Nations,” the Holy Father told the Judges Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

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Pakistan: Eucharistic congress counters conversions to Protestantism

Pakistan: Eucharistic congress counters conversions to Protestantism

[A good aim although not articulated in the best possible manner – not in countering conversion to Protestantism but in speaking of receiving Communion to give one a sense of belonging to the family of Jesus (Prots can be “heavy” on fellowship); some would call the event and its goal “un-ecumenical” – especially since FrankenPope and his minions are willing to allow non-Catholics, adulterers and sodomites receive Communion “in good conscience”]

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The Solution Liberal “Catholics” Refuse to Countenance: Conversion

The Solution Liberal “Catholics” Refuse to Countenance: Conversion

July 21, 2016
Posted by Tantumblogo

Matthew Schmitz, who apparently writes at First Things, has a piece at the Catholic Herald wherein he wrings his hands over the future of liberal “Catholicism.” Apparently, liberals are feeling a great deal of angst over Francis’ failure to implement as radical a policy as they would like. Goodness, his documents and statements all but obliterate the moral Doctrine of the Faith – what more could they want?! That, in itself, tells us a very great deal about what liberal Catholics really believe. They want a Church that is so permeated by the sense of the world, that it is indistinguishable from it, and bends to every shift in liberal opinion.

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A Pope Like None Before. Somewhat Protestant

A Pope Like None Before. Somewhat Protestant

The idyll between Francis and the followers of Luther. The alarm of cardinals and bishops against the “Protestantization” of the Catholic Church. But also the distrust of authoritative Lutheran theologians

by Sandro Magister

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[Pope Francis the Lutheran and Fr. George Byers (see Death or Incapacitation of Pope Francis: Soon)]

ROME, July 22, 2016 – In the alarmed letter that thirteen cardinals from five continents were preparing to deliver to Pope Francis at the beginning of the last synod, they were warning him against leading the Catholic Church as well to “the collapse of liberal Protestant churches in the modern era, accelerated by their abandonment of key elements of Christian belief and practice in the name of pastoral adaptation:”

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Former St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop Nienstedt denies misconduct, said he was targeted for opposing gay marriage

[Former St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop] Nienstedt denies misconduct, said he was targeted for opposing gay marriage

Background from Catholic World News:

Memo: nuncio curtailed investigation of Minnesota archbishop

July 21, 2016

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, then apostolic nuncio to the United States, directed that an investigation into Archbishop John Nienstedt’s alleged homosexual activity be curtailed, and subsequently asked two auxiliary bishops to destroy a letter about the case, according to a 2014 memo released on July 20 by prosecutors in Minnesota.

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St. Ann’s Knights serve at altar

St. Ann’s Knights serve at altar

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[No “Ladies of the Altar” serving at the altar there – but possibly keeping it and the surrounding area of the sanctuary clean]

Posted By The Catholic Free Press
July 21, 2016
By Christina Galeone

STILL RIVER [MASSACHUSETTS] – In Italy in 1858, Joseph Bongiovanni, a friend of St. Dominic Savio, formed a society based on concepts he and the saint discussed before the saint’s passing. The Knights of the Altar was established as part of the Blessed Sacrament Sodality. In Minnesota, 80 years later, Father Francis E. Benz established the Knights of the Altar in the United States. Although he organized the society in response to clergy and religious who wanted an organization that would provide rules and regulations to altar boys, his vision was far greater. The knights’ noble duties include forming “a worthy guard of honor to our Divine Eucharistic King,” assisting in the Mass with faith and reverence, inspiring parishioners and serving the Church.

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Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns Western Politicians and Media Mislead World on Middle East

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns Western Politicians and Media Mislead World on Middle East

Speaking with the Register in Rome, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan discusses the plight of his flock and the mistakes in policy and perspective that have compounded their difficulties.

BY VICTOR GAETAN
07/21/2016

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Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssif III

ROME — Imagine a five-star general, under assault, with no weapons of defense — except faith.

Think of an Old Testament prophet living today, describing the evil destroying his community — but few listen.

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Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

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For Pope Francis, ecumenical zeal is more his quest than a real concern for solutions to the rise of jihad. However, the Vatican’s ecumenism comes at the expense of Egypt’s human rights.

Ashraf Ramelah, 21/07/16

Ashraf Ramelah, founder and president of Voice of the Copts, source of information regarding persecuted Christians of Egypt.

Pope Francis, who is “building bridges to build peace” around the world, has naturally reached out to embrace Sunni Muslims. Last month, for the first time after years of Vatican silence, Pope Francis summoned to his private library in Rome grand imam Ahmed El-Tayeb of Cairo’s Al-Ahzar Mosque Institute. In a press release before this event, the Pope was quoted as saying, “this meeting is the message” – leading all to dwell on the meaning and purpose of their 25 minutes together.

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US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

By David Gibson | 7/21/16

(RNS) Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to avoid that fate.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis’ reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is “fundamentally a form of government.”

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It can’t be that because that would be bad!

It can’t be that because that would be bad!

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JUL 21, 2016 by HILARY WHITE

I realize that this is the Queen-of-Spin Nicole Winfield saying this [@ www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-07-20/vatican-ratchets-up-defense-of-popes-family-document ], but I think it’s a relevant point:

“Italian Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, another leading conservative, has criticized [Amoris laetizia] as vague and confusing, and denied that it opened the door to Communion, since doing so would contradict previous church teaching on the indissolubility of marriage.”

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MARTYROLOGY-JULY 22

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

At Marseilles in France, the birthday of St. Mary Magdalene, out of whom our Lord expelled seven demons, and who deserved to be the first to see the Saviour after he had risen from the dead.

At Philippi in Macedonia, St. Syntyche, mentioned by the blessed apostle Paul.

At Ancyra in Galatia, the birthday of the martyr St. Plato. Under the lieutenant-governor Agrippinus, he was scourged, lacerated with iron hooks, and subjected to the most atrocious torments, and finally being beheaded, he rendered his invincible soul to God. The Acts of the Second Council of Nicaea bear witness to his miracles in helping captives.

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