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TRANSGENDER “CATHOLICISM”

Transgender “Catholicism”

LA Archbishop Gomez allowing the Faith to be distorted

[LA Abp. Gomez and his REC are living down to their expectations]

by Michael Voris, S.T.B. • ChurchMilitant • February 25, 2017

The L.A. Religious Education Congress (LA REC) is featuring speakers who are promoting the mental disease of gender dysphoria, commonly called “transgenderism.”

In defense of the position of supporting gender dysphoria, one of the speakers, Arthur Fitzmaurice, claimed, “There are no absolutes. There is no such thing as a binary world.”

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More on womyn deacons – Bergoglio will be the one who “splits the Church”

More on womyn deacons – Bergoglio will be the one who “splits the Church”

Posted by Vox Cantoris at Saturday, February 25, 2017

Remember that off the cuff remark from Bergoglio to study women deacons? Notwithstanding that is has been studied previously. We have also reported previously on this matter. There were never women deacons. Those who may have been called such were the wives of deacons and assisted at the sacrament of baptism which was full immersion, and for a woman, they aided with maintaining modesty.

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Congo: Muslims attack churches, terrorize nuns

Congo: Muslims attack churches, terrorize nuns

[To his credit Pope prays for victims of violence in Congo, Pakistan, Iraq, but he can’t make the connection to Islam in se as a religion of violence]

FEBRUARY 25, 2017 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

What? How could this have happened? Don’t these Muslim attackers know about the Muslim/Christian Dialogue?

Islamist Extremists Attack Churches, Terrorise Nuns In Bid To Sabotage Church’s Peace Mission In The Congo,” by Hazel Torres, Christian Today, February 24, 2017:

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A Lone Man In Charge, To the Crowd’s Acclaim RomaTre

A Lone Man In Charge, To the Crowd’s Acclaim RomaTre

Sandro Magister
2/25/17

Popularity and solitude are the two faces of the current pontificate, contradictory only in appearance.

An umpteenth proof of the popularity of Pope Francis came on February 17 with his visit to the university of Roma Tre, amid the rejoicing of teachers and students (see photo), a spectacular comeback over the ban that in 2008 prevented Benedict XVI from entering and speaking at the other university of Rome, the more noble and storied, that of La Sapienza, for the crime of having wanted to bring God and faith into the inviolable temple of the goddess reason.

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AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE LASHES OUT AT CHURCH MILITANT AND OTHERS

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Lashes Out at Church Militant and Others

The overwrought piece [and organization] get just about everything wrong

[A liberal-Prot/secularist version (that was originally called “Protestants and Other Americans …”) of the liberal-Jew/secularist Southern Poverty Law Center (which has nothing to do with the South, poverty or legal matters)]

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • February 24, 2017

In a display of verbal histrionics, Rob Boston, communications director for the left-wing non-profit Americans United for Separation of Church and State, wrote a blog post against Church Militant accusing us (and our alleged partner in crime Steve Bannon) of being “bent on nihilistic destruction.”

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BISHOP BARRON DELIVERS GOOD BUT POINTLESS TALK AT LA REC

Bishop Barron Delivers Good But Pointless Talk at LA REC

LA Religious Education Congress appearance leaves questions

[The LA REC and Bishop Barron live down to their reputations: “Pointless”]

by Michael Voris, S.T.B. • ChurchMilitant • February 24, 2017

ANAHEIM – Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, took the main stage Friday afternoon in the main arena conference of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LA REC) and, after praising the Congress — known for various speakers who publicly dissent from the Faith — spoke of Catholic philosophy in combatting atheist viewpoints about religion.

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On pro-abort Catholics such as Dr. Tina Beattie, theological advisor to CAFOD [“Catholic” Agency For Overseas “Development”]

On pro-abort Catholics such as Dr. Tina Beattie, theological advisor to CAFOD [“Catholic” Agency For Overseas “Development”]

FEB 25TH 2017 BY DR PRAVIN THEVATHASAN

Dr Tina Beattie is Professor of Catholic Studies at Roehampton University. She is also theological advisor to CAFOD. Along with a number of other Catholic academics, she has written an open letter to the Polish bishops with a request that they desist from supporting a pro-life law. Abortion in Poland is currently illegal except in cases of foetal disability, maternal ill-health and rape. Late abortions are legal in cases of foetal disability. The proposed abortion law would ban abortion in these circumstances. This change of law is not without precedent: the tightening of the abortion law in Chile in 1989 led to significant improvements in the care of all pregnant women. There had been a decline in maternal mortality before the law was introduced and in a widely quoted study by Dr Elard Koch, it was concluded that the ban on Abortion did not affect this decline. The education of women was seen to be the most important factor in maintaining maternal health. Chile has the lowest maternal mortality rate in South America. In Europe, nations with the lowest maternal mortality rates include Ireland, Poland and Malta, all with restrictions on abortion.

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THE NEW JANSENISM: A PESSIMISM THAT WOULD CANONIZE ALL

THE NEW JANSENISM: A PESSIMISM THAT WOULD CANONIZE ALL

[Hat-tip to Michael Hichborn at the Lepanto Institute]

by Jessica M. Murdoch
2 . 21 . 2017

One of my students, in a paper concerning the Church’s doctrine on the four last things, made the curious comment that God had not “incentivized” salvation appropriately, and thus human beings could not be at fault for their sins. Had God, the student argued, developed an appropriate system of (earthly) reward, salvation would be much easier to achieve. I confess I chuckled at this very utilitarian assessment of the divine plan. And yet, my young student’s remark is emblematic of a deep suspicion of the sufficiency of grace pervasive in our present moment. Underlying this student’s assessment is a way of thinking that plagues many and is particularly germane to the debate surrounding Amoris Laetitia: namely, that God is somehow at fault when we sin.

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WOMEN DEACONS A POSSIBILITY SAYS FRANKENCARDINAL RAVISI

WOMEN DEACONS A POSSIBILITY SAYS FRANKENCARDINAL RAVISI

[To paraphrase Shelley: “If deaconesses come, can priestesses be far behind?” Is this a follow-up to (or softening-up for) the topic of the earlier Civilta Cattolica article on the possibility of women’s ordination? His Eminence makes a veiled reference to it in the interview. Hat-tip to PewSitter]

24 February 2017 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | The [London] Tablet [aka The Pill]

President of Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, thinks a women’s diaconate could happen.

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LEFTISTS AND SOCIALISTS DOMINATE LA RELIGIOUS ED CONGRESS

Leftists and Socialists Dominate LA Religious Ed Congress

Jim Wallis: “White Christianity is an idol”

[LA REC lives down to its name]

by Michael Voris, S.T.B. • ChurchMilitant • February 25, 2017

ANAHEIM – The aging leftist founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis, took the main stage Saturday morning at the L.A. Religious Education Congress (LA REC) and immediately began pushing a leftwing version of Christianity, saying that “the Church” had to “rediscover Christ” — implying that Christians, for the most part, no longer follow Christ.

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INFAMOUS PRIEST PREACHES ERROR FROM MAIN STAGE OF LA RELIGIOUS ED CONGRESS

Infamous Priest Preaches Error From Main Stage of LA Religious Ed Congress

Church Militant confronts Fr. Bryan Massingale

[LA REC lives down to its name]

by Michael Voris, S.T.B. • ChurchMilitant • February 24, 2017

ANAHEIM – The notorious annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LA REC) began its first full day Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California — and it didn’t take long for the distortion of Catholic teaching to begin.

Father Bryan Massingale, a notorious distorter of Catholic teaching, took the main arena stage after lunch and wound his way through subtle perversions of Catholic teaching to arrive at summary statements belittling Catholic sexual moral teachings, dismissing them as merely “rules.”

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Catholic Church Complains Two Abortionists Will Set Up Shop Down the Street From the Vatican

Catholic Church Complains Two Abortionists Will Set Up Shop Down the Street From the Vatican

[The Vatican can no longer appeal to the status of Rome as a “sacred city” under the 1929 Lateran Treaty, because JP2 conceded that right in the 1984 treaty revision]

MICAIAH BILGER FEB 24, 2017

Catholics in Italy expressed outrage this week after learning that a hospital near the Vatican plans to hire two doctors to perform abortions on unborn babies, AFP reports.

Cardinal Camillo Ruini said the online job ad for San Camillo public hospital specifically included abortion among the duties required for the two obstetricians.

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FrankenPope Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam

FrankenPope Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam

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[“Good fences make good neighbors” but good walls make good defenses]

2017/02/24 by Raymond Ibrahim

Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger.

He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants) and literally (for instance by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian”).

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FrankenPope Laments Hypocritical Catholics!?

FrankenPope Laments Hypocritical Catholics!?

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

David Martin February 24, 2017

Pope Francis on Thursday suggested that it is better to be an atheist than to be a Catholic who leads a hypocritical double life. At his private morning Mass at his residence, he said, “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”

It indeed would be better to be an atheist than to come to Mass every single day with the intention of changing the Church. Those who seek change and who are dissatisfied with tradition, i.e. the modernists, are the true hypocrites, because in the name of God they reject His Church, while seeking a new religion that incorporates heretics and homosexuals.

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FrankenPope: Jesus Did Not Tell the Pharisees that Divorce is Forbidden

FrankenPope: Jesus Did Not Tell the Pharisees that Divorce is Forbidden

[“Up is down, and down is up; black is white, and white is black”]

Maike Hickson February 24, 2017

There are coming to us now different reports about Pope Francis’ Santa Marta homily of today which are very troubling. He mentions the Pharisees’ question about divorce and whether it is permitted and then comments on the reaction of Our Lord (Mark 10:1-12), as follows:

Jesus does not answer whether it is permitted or not. He does not enter into their [the Pharisees’] classic casuistry. Because they [the Pharisees] thought of faith merely in the framework of “one may not” or “one may” – up to which point one may, up to which point one may not. Thus logic of casuistry: Jesus does not enter into it. And He Himself poses a question: “Now, what did Moses command you? What is written in your law?” And they explain the permission which Moses gave to write a divorce certificate and to dismiss a woman from marriage; and it is they who went into a trap, yes. Because Jesus calls them “hard hearted”: “only because you are so hard hearted, he has given you this law,” and He spoke the truth. Without casuistry, without permissions. The truth.

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