Lawsuit by Ex-SNAP Insider Exposes Lawyer Kickback Schemes, Exploitation of Victims, and Corruption of SNAP

Lawsuit by Ex-SNAP Insider Exposes Lawyer Kickback Schemes, Exploitation of Victims, and Corruption of SNAP

w/ EXCLUSIVE Court Docs

[A scam/shakedown/kickback-scheme for anti-Catholic ambulance-chasers]

JANUARY 19, 2017 BY THEMEDIAREPORT

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Exposed in the courts: SNAP president Barbara Blaine (l) and SNAP director David Clohessy (r)

A callous disregard for victims. Financial kickbacks from Church-suing tort lawyers. Retaliation.

A stunning new civil lawsuit filed in Illinois by a former insider at SNAP confirms what many of us have known all along: SNAP is not an organization designed to help victims of clergy sex abuse but a gang hellbent on shaking down the Catholic Church through a seedy web of lawyer kickback schemes, lawsuits, and bigotry.

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Some recent interesting developments in the Knights of Malta Machtkulturkampf (power-culture-struggle)

[Some recent interesting developments in the Knights of Malta Machtkulturkampf (power-culture-struggle)]

From: Order of Malta, Holy See Remain at Odds Over Inquiry Commission

Edward Pentin
VATICAN | JAN. 18, 2017

Conflict-of-Interest Accusations

In his Jan. 14 letter, Fra’ Festing said the makeup of the Holy See commission had “raised serious questions,” including because of “serious accusations of a conflict of interest for at least three of the members who have been proved to be linked to a fund in Geneva.” The Register previously reported three commission members — Archbishop Tomasi, Marc Odendall and Marwan Sehnaoui — had been involved with Boeselager regarding a mysterious 120-million Swiss Franc ($118 million) donation to the benefit of the order.

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Vatican doubles down on commission members as Order of Malta controversy continues

Vatican doubles down on commission members as Order of Malta controversy continues

Jan Bentz

January 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — In a press release yesterday, the Vatican said it “reaffirms its confidence in the five Members” of the Pope Francis appointed commission and “rejects, based on the documentation in its possession, any attempt to discredit these Members of the Group and their work.” The statement comes in the wake of revelations of bias concerning three of the five members of the group set up to investigate the dismissal of one of the high ranking members of the high profile Catholic order for having knowingly permitted distribution of contraception.

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Anglican Ordinariate: No Communion for unchaste divorced and remarried couples; no ‘at peace with God’ exceptions

Anglican Ordinariate: No Communion for unchaste divorced and remarried couples; no ‘at peace with God’ exceptions

[No “Anglican patrimony” on this issue brought over into the Catholic Church]

Jan Bentz

January 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Catholics who are civilly divorced and remarried “cannot receive the Eucharistic Communion” as long as they do not live in abstinence, explains a pastoral letter published by the Personal Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter on Tuesday.

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Luther Would Have “Found His Own Council” in Vatican II

Luther Would Have “Found His Own Council” in Vatican II

Steve Skojec January 18, 2017

Yesterday, we told you that the Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office plans to issue a stamp bearing the image of Martin Luther. Now, in a reflection given to commemorate the fifth centenary of the Protestant Reformation — and published in the official Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano — Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has made some rather astonishing observations that seem to complement this bizarre decision perfectly.

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Louie V. : FINALLY! Bishops Attack AL’s Most Basic Error!

akacatholic.com/finally-bishops-publicly-address-als-most-basic-error/

[ click on link, above, for entire article ]

LifeSite News is reporting that three Eastern European prelates – Archbishop Tomash Peta, Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider – have issued an appeal calling on faithful Catholics to join them in a “spiritual crusade,” praying:

“That Pope Francis may confirm the unchanging praxis of the Church with regard to the truth of the indissolubility of marriage.”
While this appeal is similar in many ways to others, it is noteworthy indeed.

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Surgical Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Over 40 Years, But Is This Good News?

Surgical Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Over 40 Years, But Is This Good News?

[Despite headlines from pro-life and pro-abort sources such as this from LifeNews: Abortions Hit Record Low, Abortion Activists Admit Pro-Life Laws Saving More Babies]

January 18, 2017
Posted by Tantumblogo

So the pro-abort Guttmacher Institute has put out its annual compendium of abortion statistics and reported that fewer than 1 million surgical abortions were performed in the US in 2014, for the first time since 1975. This would normally be a cause for rejoicing (while lamenting the fact that there are still mountains of dead babies every year even still), but there are certain caveats that make this report less than heartening. First, at least part of the reduction in surgical abortion can be explained away by the continuing implosion of the conception rate, especially among native born American women. Another factor is the rise of chemical/pharmaceutical abortion, the “morning after pill” and such like, which are not “counted” as abortions in the statistics. Many deeply involved in the pro-life movement report that these chemical abortions are increasing at an alarming rate, so that the total abortion rate may indeed by higher than it was a few years ago. Chemical abortion is often preferred as it can be done at home and doesn’t involve much of the trauma and medical risk of surgical abortion.

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“Catholic” teachers’ union leader endorses pro-abortion Women’s March protesting Trump

“Catholic” teachers’ union leader endorses pro-abortion Women’s March protesting Trump

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The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association marches in Toronto’s 2014 Pride parade.

[Pro-lifers not welcome (e.g., see Anti-Trump Women’s March revokes ‘partner’ status of pro-life feminists, keeps abortion lobby groups) but katholyks OK]

Lianne Laurence

TORONTO, January 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic teachers’ union vice president is promoting Saturday’s pro-abortion Women’s March on Washington.

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“Catholic” DePaul University hosts ‘feminist lesbian socialist’ to lecture about the ‘way forward’

“Catholic” DePaul University hosts ‘feminist lesbian socialist’ to lecture about the ‘way forward’

From: The Cardinal Newman Society’s “Report Card”
Matt Archbold / January 17, 2017

Barbara Smith, a lesbian feminist socialist, will speak at DePaul University on January 18 to discuss “Which Way Forward?: Freedom Organizing in the Twenty-First Century.” DePaul cites Smith as a “groundbreaker in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender.”

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The influence of the Klan still affects Catholics – for worse

[The influence of the Klan still affects Catholics – for worse]

In one case willingly but in another not so

1. Wheeling Jesuit to commemorate former KKK, pro-abortion Senator Robert Byrd

From: The Cardinal Newman Society’s “Report Card”
Matt Archbold / January 17, 2017

Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va., will host a traveling exhibit commemorating the life and career of pro-abortion Senator (and former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan) Robert Byrd starting next week.

The Byrd Center says on its website that its mission is to “advance representative democracy by promoting a better understanding of the United States Congress and the Constitution.” I guess they hadn’t read the Fourteenth Amendment which states that the government shall not deprive any person of LIFE.

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Seismic Noose Tightening Around Rome: Destruction May Be Imminent

Seismic Noose Tightening Around Rome: Destruction May Be Imminent

[Will it be an earthquake in Rome rather than a volcanic eruption in Naples?]

Ann Barnhardt
1/18/17

Since the earthquakes in August and October that destroyed the town of Norcia and killed 300 people, I have been following seismic activity in the area. Over the past week or so, there have been tremors surrounding Rome in almost every direction, with the epicenters getting closer and closer, closing in on Rome itself.

As I write, there are have been three very strong quakes north of Rome, all in the mid-5 magnitude range within the last hour.

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FR. DARIUSZ OKO ON THE HOMOHERESY

CM Exclusive: Fr. Dariusz Oko on the Homoheresy

The famous priest speaks with Church Militant about the plague of homosexual clergy in the Church

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • January 17, 2017

KRAKOW – Polish priest Fr. Dariusz Oko sat down with Michael Voris in December 2016 to discuss the crisis of homosexual clergy, a problem that continues to afflict the Catholic Church.

Best known for his 2012 blockbuster exposé “With the Pope [i.e., Benedict XVI] Against the Homoheresy,” which offered frank discussion of the homosexual infiltration of the clergy, Fr. Oko continued the theme in his interview with Church Militant.

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An FAQ on the Pope’s Authority for Baffled Catholics and Softly Snickering Protestants

An FAQ on the Pope’s Authority for Baffled Catholics and Softly Snickering Protestants

[Hat-tip to PewSiter]

By JOHN ZMIRAK Published on January 16, 2017

Pope Francis warned us that he wanted to “make a mess” in the church, and at the moment, he seems to be making good on that promise. In still-fresh 2017, we have seen:

The pope’s close advisor, Rev. Antonio Spadaro, who edits the quasi-official Vatican journal La Civilta Cattolica, defend Pope Francis’s apparent defiance of the infallible Council of Trent on divorce and remarriage, by explaining that in theology, “2+2=5.” No one knows quite what that means, but perhaps that’s the point.

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Vulgarity, Popularity, & The Periphery

Vulgarity, Popularity, & The Periphery

[Hat-tip to Canon212: “What does ‘kissing’ ghostwriter Abp. ‘Tucho’ Fernandez care about Francis’ potential tony new vacation home?”]

Maureen Mullarkey January 17, 2017

Flannery O’Connor said it first: “Stupidity and vulgarity are harder to put up with than sin, harder on the nerves.” Therein is one reason Pope Francis is so irritating. By no means can any man who ascends to the Chair of Peter be faulted for stupidity. But one who pants after personal popularity as Francis does opens himself to the charge of vulgarity.

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PRIESTS FOR LIFE BANNED FROM ORLANDO DIOCESE

Priests for Life Banned From Orlando Diocese

All are welcome — except pro-life group

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[Perverts si, pro-lifers no]

by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • January 17, 2017

ORLANDO (ChurchMilitant.com) – The bishop of Orlando is forbidding parishes from hosting speakers from Priests for Life or handing out their material.

Priests for Life (PFL) was founded in 1991 with the canonical status as a Catholic association of the faithful. It is one of the most prominent pro-life organizations in the United States and operates in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

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