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Is Archbishop Wester Feeding his Flock to the Wolves?

Is Archbishop Wester Feeding his Flock to the Wolves?

[First FrankenPope-appointed Bp. John Stowe (to Lexington, Kentucky) praises and is praised at the 2017 conference of the pro-sodomite New Ways Ministry, now FrankenPope-promoted Abp. John Wester (to Santa Fe, New Mexico) is the new USCCCP “moderator” to the dissident (especially concerning women’s ordination)  Association of U. S. Catholic Priests and will host their 2018 “assembly”, while the US bishops (especially FrankenPope’s minions) at their semiannual meeting denounce Trump immigration policies and weigh responses (such as “canonical penalties” for federal agents who enforce the policies (Catholic World News/Religious News Service)! – AQ Tom] read more

Vatican reports ‘crisis of vocations’ as seminarian numbers fall worldwide

Vatican reports ‘crisis of vocations’ as seminarian numbers fall worldwide

[Another FrankenPope effect? Hat-tip to New Oxford Review: Except for Africa, esp. in Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania]

by Dan Hitchens – posted 

The number of seminarians has declined since 2012, but overall the Catholic population has remained steady

The number of seminarians has fallen amid what a Vatican document calls a “crisis of vocations”.

Between 2012 and 2016, the number of men in seminary training for the priesthood fell by nearly 4,000, to 116,160.

The decline has been especially concentrated in the Americas and Europe. In Africa seminary numbers have steadily increased, with Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania and Madagascar (an outlier with a 66 per cent rise) providing an especially large number of future priests. read more

U.S. Pres. Trump blocked Canadian PM Trudeau’s abortion agenda at G7 negotiations

U.S. Pres. Trump blocked Canadian PM Trudeau’s abortion agenda at G7 negotiations

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[What would have happened if Hillary were Prez? Hat-tip to New Oxford Review: Canada’s Trudeau formed “gender equality” council led by Bilderberger Bill Gates’ wife Melinda (who while pro-contraception is supposedly anti-abortion)]

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 14 (C-Fam via LifeSiteNews) – In the lead-up to this year’s G7 summit in Quebec, Canadian officials were explicit: women and children were going to be central, and an essential component of their health and empowerment is abortion. But when the final declarations were released, all language about “reproductive rights” was removed, and, according to Devex, “the U.S. delegation…was responsible for the softer official language.” read more

Canada’s top court rules against Christian law school: LGBT rights trump religious freedom

Canada’s top court rules against Christian law school: LGBT rights trump religious freedom

[Sodomy uber alles!]

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Lianne Laurence

OTTAWA, June 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that LGBT sexual equality rights trump religious rights in an unprecedented blow against religious freedom in Canada.

In a pair of 7-2 rulings (here and here), the court ruled that it was “proportionate and reasonable” for the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario to refuse accreditation to Trinity Western University students because the Christian law school’s “community covenant” discriminates against LGBTQ people. read more

FrankenPope Speaks About Soccer, Ignores Legalising Abortion in Argentina

FrankenPope Speaks About Soccer, Ignores Legalising Abortion in Argentina

en.news – 6/15/18

Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a bill legalising abortion by a vote of 129 to 125 (June 14).

The bill will now go to the Senate.

On the same day, Pope Francis sent on Twitter his “cordial greetings to all those following the World Soccer Championships” hoping of “encounter and fellowship”.

But he went silent regarding the fate of his unborn fellow countrymen.

The Times Have Changed – Now Catholic Priests Back “Humanae Vitae”

The Times Have Changed – Now Catholic Priests Back “Humanae Vitae”
en.news – 6/15/18

Almost 500 British priests signed a statement in support of Paul VI’s Humanae vitae (1968) calling it “truly prophetic” and “more relevant than ever”.

Father Marcus Holden writes on Twitter (June 15), that the statement represents a huge shift as back in 1968 Humanae Vitae had only few supporters.

The statement explains that the priests witness daily the crisis in family life and marriage,

“The teaching on the inseparability of the procreative and unitive ends of marriage needs to be proclaimed again with confidence.” read more

Pro-Abort “Catholic” Group Praises Vote to Legalize Abortion, Claims “Catholics Can be” Pro-Abortion

Pro-Abort “Catholic” Group Praises Vote to Legalize Abortion, Claims “Catholics Can be” Pro-Abortion

MICAIAH BILGER – JUN 14, 2018

A pro-abortion group that claims to be Catholic praised lawmakers in Argentina for voting to legalize the killing of unborn babies Thursday.

The lower house of Argentina narrowly passed the bill in a 129 to 125 vote, moving it to the upper house for consideration, The Guardian reports. President Mauricio Macri said he will not veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

The radical pro-abortion bill would legalize abortions for any reason up to 14 weeks of pregnancy and up to nine months in a wide variety of circumstances, including risks to the mother’s “physical, psychological or social health,” Crux reports. “Social health” reasons include breaking up with a significant other or being fired from a job, according to the report. read more

Ten little[!?] cardinals

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Ten little[!?] cardinals

Ten little cardinals… or which one became Pope?

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“Don’t worry, you can lose weight by dancing with the Rockettes.”

[I always wondered about the meaning of “detestable enormities” in the petition from the litany in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer composed by the arch-heretic Abp. Cranmer and issued in the name of King Edward VI (but later removed – the petition not the litany – by Queen Elizabeth): “From the tyranny of the Bishop of Rome and all his detestable enormities, Good Lord, deliver us”:  It refers to the Pope’s fat Cardinals such as His Immensity, Tiny Tim! – AQ Tom] read more

USCCCP Religious Freedom Week: Politics as usual

USCCCP Religious Freedom Week: Politics as usual

[Now only for one week – down from the previous fortnight; for those who don’t know the meaning of that word, “two weeks” or “fourteen (not four) days (not nights)”]   Louie Verrecchio – June 13, 2018

As I write from my humble abode in God Bless America – land of the free (e.g., where the “right” to enter into a gay sex pact under the guise of “marriage” is secure) and home of the brave (e.g., where our leaders are boldly committed to allocating more than half-a-billion taxpayer dollars annually to fund human slaughterhouses) – the ides of June is upon us, and you know what that means:

It means that the Fourth of July, otherwise celebrated here as Independence Day, is just around the corner, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is gearing up for its annual religious liberty observance. read more

FrankenPope on migrants: “We must move from considering others as threats to our comfort to valuing them as persons”

FrankenPope on migrants: “We must move from considering others as threats to our comfort to valuing them as persons”

“Threats to our comfort”? Really? Is that what motivates the opposition to mass Muslim migration into the West?

The message that the Pope is sending to non-Muslims is simple: drop dead. He appears to be absolutely unconcerned about the following facts: Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s initial immigration ban. read more

REVOLUTIONARIES, HOMOSEXUALISTS HEADLINE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

REVOLUTIONARIES, HOMOSEXUALISTS HEADLINE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 14, 2018   

Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the Church

[Where is FrankenPope in all this? He is the prime promoter of “a more ‘progressive’ vision for Catholics” (especially with this event) as well as of the cardinals and others involved in it.  To appropriate a phrase from the Novus Ordo Confiteor: He is greatly responsible in his thoughts and in his words, in what he have done and in what he have failed to do! – AQ Tom]

DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) – The lineup at this fall’s World Meeting of Families (WMOF) features some of the world’s most revolutionary bishops pushing a leftist path for the Church. read more

Cura, the Irish Catholic Church’s crisis pregnancy agency, to close on Friday June 15

Cura, the Irish Catholic’s Church crisis pregnancy agency, to close on Friday June 15

[Bracketed additions by AQ Tom]

Decision linked to “experiencing decreasing service demands in line with national trends” [such as liberalization of views on abortion –  especially among those 18-24, 86.7% of whom supposedly voted for abortion in the recent referendum] and the government’s recent decision to regulate the counseling profession [If “the power to tax is the power to destroy”, so too is the power to regulate]

Patsy McGarry – 6/14/18

Cura, the Catholic Church agency that assists women dealing with crisis pregnancy, is to close on Friday.

The agency has been in existence since 1977 when it was founded by the late Bishop of Elphin Christopher Jones. It has been reviewing its situation since 2015.

In a statement, the agency said that it was one of just two agencies providing a crisis pregnancy in 1977. “Today there are 14 various services, operating in a new regulatory environment with changing counselling quality standards compliance requirements.” read more

Argentina house votes to legalize abortion

Argentina house votes to legalize abortion

BUENOS AIRES, June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Lawmakers in one chamber of Argentina’s legislature voted Thursday to legalize abortion.

By a vote of 129 to 123, the chamber of deputies, the lower chamber of the country’s Congress, approved a bill to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy, as well as late-term abortions in cases of fetal deformity or to protect mothers’ “psychological” health. The result brings the country one step closer to erasing its constitutional protection for preborn babies except in cases of rape or threats to a mother’s life. read more

Aussie Bishop creates viral meme highlighting frustration laity have with weak, indifferent and hostile bishops

Aussie Bishop creates viral meme highlighting frustration laity have with weak, [indifferent and hostile] bishops

[Including the head honcho in Sunny Nova Roma’s Motel 6! – AQ Tom]

June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian bishop has created a meme making the rounds on social media that highlights the frustration faithful Catholics experience when their bishops fail to address pressing moral issues.

Bishop Richard Umbers, auxiliary bishop of Sydney, tweeted a meme earlier this month that shows just how closely he is keeping his finger on the pulse of faithful Catholics.

View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Bishop Down Umber@BishopUmbers  · Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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  • EWTN’s ChurchPOP explained the meaning behind the image and the words: read more

    Pro-Abort Authoritarianism Is Coming to Ireland

    Pro-Abort Authoritarianism Is Coming to Ireland

    [Not authoritarianism not totalitarianism, because “Abortion uber alles!” – AQ Tom] By WESLEY J. SMITH – June 13, 2018 

    Irish voters have instructed their government to legalize abortion.

    That will undoubtedly happen. So will religious oppression.

    Leo Varadkar, the taoiseach (prime minister), has announced that Catholic medical institutions will be forced by the government to perform abortions, assuming any public funding. From the BBC story (my emphasis):

    “It will not . . . be possible for publicly-funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is, to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dáil and Seanad (senate) . . .” read more