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Why is the Vatican highlighting ‘LGBT youth’ in lead up to Youth Synod?

Why is the Vatican highlighting ‘LGBT youth’ in lead up to Youth Synod?

[Youth Synod director Cardinal Baldisseri is consciously or unconsciously LGBTQUEERing the Church!]

ROME, June 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Did Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the lead organizer of the Vatican’s upcoming Youth Synod, knowingly make a false statement or was he simply mistaken?

At a June 19 press conference to present the working document for the October 3-28 Youth Synod, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops was asked why the phrase “LGBT youth” was used in the Vatican document. read more

Reporters: Cardinal McCarrick’s abuse was widely-known ‘secret’ for years

Reporters: Cardinal McCarrick’s abuse was widely-known ‘secret’ for years

June 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s removal from public ministry over allegations he sexually abused a minor may turn out to be a watershed moment in the Church’s sex abuse crisis, shining more light on both the homosexual element and cover-up of the scandal.

After news broke Wednesday that the Vatican had banned McCarrick from ministry, numerous reports emerged saying that McCarrick’s abuse has been a widely-known “secret” for years among journalists and in the Church, and that even Rome had been made aware. read more

Rome conference to expose heresy of Modernism

Rome conference to expose heresy of Modernism

ROME, June 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Imagine that the trials of the current pontificate, the machinations of the German bishops, and Fr. James Martin’s controversial statements on homosexuality were to end tomorrow.

Perhaps for a time some would feel that Mordor had been destroyed and sunshine and freedom restored to the Shire, but the current crisis in the Church would not be over.

Why? Because controversial passages in Amoris Laetitia, the German Bishops’ intercommunion proposal, and Fr. James Martin’s watering down of the Church’s teaching on homosexuality are only symptoms of a deeper problem. Health will not be restored to Christ’s Mystical Body until the deeper problem is identified, addressed, and healed. read more

Pastor of St. John Cantius parish in Chicago cleared of misconduct charges

Pastor of St. John Cantius parish in Chicago cleared of misconduct charges

Catholic World News & Church Militant – June 21, 2018

CWN & CM Editors’ Notes: Father C. Frank Philips, who was removed from his post as the pastor of St. John Cantius parish in Chicago in March because of misconduct allegations, has reportedly been cleared by the archdiocesan review board. His supporters are demanding an unconditional retraction

In the fight for gay marriage in the Philippines, Pres. Duterte could be an un[?]likely ally

In the fight for gay marriage in the Philippines, Pres. Duterte could be an un[?]likely ally

[Via the American way (a ukase from an oligarchical body – namely, their supreme court) rather the Irish way (the ballot box) or the Argentine way (another oligarchical body – namely, the national legislature);  Digong (uncertain as to its origin or meaning) or Duterte Harry (suggested from the Clint Eastwood character) keeps shifting his position on the issue! – AQ Tom

Cardinal Burke Responds – Francis Has a Problem

Cardinal Burke Responds – Francis Has a Problem

en.news – 6/21/18

Cardinal Raymond Burke has commented on Pope Francis’ claim that he heard about the Dubia “from the newspaper”.

“The late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra personally delivered the letter containing the Dubia to the Papal Residence, and at the same time to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on September 19, 2016, as he also delivered subsequent correspondence of the four Cardinals regarding the Dubia”, Burke told lifesitenews.com (June 21).

He added, “During the entire time since the presentation of the Dubia, there has never been a question about the fact that they were presented to the Holy Father, according to the practice of the Church and with full respect for his office.” read more

President of US Conference of Catholic Bishops offers statement on Cardinal McCarrick announcement 

President of US Conference of Catholic Bishops offers statement on Cardinal McCarrick announcement 

[Why this profuse praise of Cardinal Tiny Tims’ role?  In imitation of FrankenPope’s backtracking from his previous denial of any wrong-doing by Chilean Bishop Barros to criticizing the Chilean bishops in this matter and forcing Barros to resign (a coverup by FrankenPope of his earlier coverup of the bishop(s) coverup, Tiny Tim’s action against Cardinal Uncle Teddy seems to be a coverup of his earlier coverup of His Eminence and their fellow co-conspirator, Cardinal Auntie Edwina O’Brien! – AQ Tom] read more

Islamization in the Schools and Colleges [Including Catholic Ones]

Islamization in the Schools and Colleges [Including Catholic Ones]

[For example]

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While jihadists across the globe are busy slitting throats, American school children are taught that jihad is an “inner struggle” and Islam means “peace.” While Muslim rape gangs destroy the lives of teenaged girls in England, American teenagers learn that Muhammad was a champion of women’s rights. And although American students are taught all the gruesome details of the Atlantic slave trade, they learn little if anything about the Arab slave trade which took many more lives. read more

Neo-Catholic Robby George Says We Should Believe Jebbie Jim Martin

Neo-Catholic Robby George Says We Should Believe Jebbie Jim Martin

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[“Birds of a feather gather together”] It was a shocking photo. There was Jesuit James Martin with his arm around Professor Robert George of Princeton, both of them grinning ear to ear.Professor George published the photo on his Twitter feed and it appeared this beacon of orthodoxy had given his imprimatur to the heterodoxy of James Martin, who has quite famously opposed Church teaching on homosexuality.

But, it turns out this was much more than a chummy photo. In subsequent Tweets, George made it clear he has fully accepted Martin’s claims that Martin has never “challenged” Church teaching and never would. Professor George said, “…it would be churlish for Fr. Martin’s critics not to take yes for an answer.”

The photo was taken at a three-day confab at Georgetown University called “Overcoming Polarization” that was said to bring together different types of Catholics, so-called liberals and conservatives, in order to heal or talk past the polarization in the Church. The effort was organized by John Carr of Georgetown, who was the long-time peace and justice person at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. read more

Time to Preach to the Non-Converted on Abortion

Time to Preach to the Non-Converted on Abortion 6/21/18 Filip Mazurczak writes that no one says he’s personally opposed to human trafficking, but it’s better to have it safe, legal, and rare. So why on abortion?

Those who believe that the right to life is a fundamental human right have experienced two major defeats on two continents in less than a month. On May 25, two-thirds of Ireland’s population voted to strike down a constitutional amendment protecting the right to life, paving the way for what the Irish government has promised will be one of Europe’s most aggressively pro-abortion regimes. Then last week Argentina’s Congress voted by a 129-125 margin to legalize abortion up through the fourteenth week of pregnancy (for the bill to become law, it needs to pass the Chamber of Deputies and be signed by the nation’s president). read more

Italian Bishops’ Daily Slanders Cardinal Burke

Italian Bishops’ Daily Slanders Cardinal Burke

[Is the Italian bishops’ newspaper trying to curry favor with FrankenPope by imitating his favorite newspaper, the anti-clerical La Repubblica? – AQ Tom]

en.news – 6/21/18

In April, Avvenire, the daily of the Italian bishops, published a nasty piece against Cardinal Raymond Burke, written by Gianni Gennari, a former priest known for his attacks against Benedict XVI and John Paul II.

Without checking the facts, Gennari falsely accused the cardinal of having called Pope Francis an antichrist during a talk in Rome. read more

NuVatican’s Selective Justice

NuVatican’s Selective Justice

Gloria.TV News – 6/21/18 Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Refused The Vatican crackdown on the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate continues. During the general assembly of the sisters in April in Rome Cardinal Braz de Aviz, the prefect of the Congregation for the Religious, his secretary Monsignor Carballo and Father Sabino Ardito, the commissioner of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, were present. According to Riposte-Catholique.fr, the trio tried to force upon the sisters new constitutions, but the sisters refused.

Enemies Are Losing Lawsuit After Lawsuit

Riposte-Catholique.fr also knows that the enemies of Father Stefano Manelli, the founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, are losing lawsuit after lawsuit. On May 8 a hearing should have taken place regarding the patrimony of the associations who support the Friars and Sisters. Manelli and two other friars were supposed to be on the bench. But the hearing was delayed because of an unexplained absence of the judge. Because the accusations are minor, according to Riposte-Catholique.fr the lawsuit will likely be dropped. read more

AMCHURCH BISHOPS’ HYPOCRISY

AMCHURCH BISHOPS’ HYPOCRISY

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 20, 2018

Strict on debatable social justice issues but lax on absolute moral evils like abortion

Prelates continually refuse to sanction Catholic pro-abortion politicians as required by Church law. They are, however, pondering the use of such penalties to punish Catholic government officials for enforcing previously established laws regarding illegal immigration.

Regarding immigration policies, the Catechism of the Catholic Church in paragraph 2241 affirms, “Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions.” Such policies are multifaceted and morally debatable, yet prelates like Bp. Ed Weisenburger are telling U.S. bishops that “canonical penalties” might be used against Catholic government officials who are enforcing U.S. laws that prevent illegal immigration. read more

Ontario Catholic board fires faithful school chaplain, says he wasn’t a ‘good fit’

Ontario Catholic board fires faithful school chaplain, says he wasn’t a ‘good fit’

[He was too Catholic for an un-Catholic school, principal, superintendent, director of education, board and bishop!]

KEMPTVILLE, Ontario, June 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – When Lorne Plooard’s local Catholic school board fired him last month, they didn’t tell him why.

Nor did the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario give Plooard any evaluation or warning before abruptly dismissing him as chaplain for St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Kemptville.

But Plooard admits when he took the job three semesters ago, “one of my concerns in going to the school in general was, am I too Catholic?” he told LifeSiteNews. read more

FrankenPope raps Trump, dubia cardinals, in new interview

FrankenPope raps Trump, dubia cardinals, in new interview  [Apparently he thinks that The Donald is the worst of the world’s leaders, as many AmChurch bishops seem to think of him as the worst president in US history (how short their memories of Obama and their imaginations of what it would be like with Hillary)! – AQ Tom]  Catholic World News – 6/20/18 Editor’s Note: Pope Francis sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in a new interview with the Reuters news service. The Pontiff said that he sided with the US bishops in their criticism of Trump, adding that “populism is not the solution.” He also questioned Trump’s policies regarding Cuba and climate change. On other questions, the Pope said that he is “not even thinking about” resignation, that he expected to accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops, and that the cardinals who presented the dubiahad behaved in a way “that is, let’s say, not ecclesial, but we all make mistakes.”