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Swiss Planned Parenthood president invited to speak at Vatican

Swiss Planned Parenthood president invited to speak at Vatican

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

November 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life co-hosted a conference on the topic of end of life issues that included several speakers who oppose the Catholic Church’s teachings on the right to life, including the president the board of Switzerland’s Planned Parenthood affiliate, and the president of the pro-euthanasia Royal Dutch Medical Association.

The conference, entitled the “WMA European Region Meeting on End-of-Life Questions,” was jointly organized by the World Medical Association, which officially opposes euthanasia, the German Medical Association, and the Pontifical Academy for Life. It was held in the Aula vecchia del Sinodo in the Vatican from November 16 to 17. read more

The saint who founded a movement in response to Freemasonry

The saint who founded a movement in response to Freemasonry

[“Mirabile dictu”: A “mainline” British Catholic publication speaks critically of the “craft” when other Catholics (particularly of the “neo” variety) seek in the name of “dialogue” to rehabilitate the “lodge” especially to justify Catholic membership in it!]

by Francis Phillips
posted Friday, 17 Nov 2017

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St Maximilian Kolbe witnessed celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Freemasonry read more

British bishops speak out against government actions against Catholic schools and prolifers

[British bishops speak out against government actions against Catholic schools and prolifers]

Catholic Herald – 11/17/17

Bishop Sherrington: ‘There are concerns’ about transgender laws in schools

by Dan Hitchens
posted Friday, 17 Nov 2017

At a press conference, bishops discussed schools …

The Bishops of England and Wales have “concerns” about the laws around transgender pupils, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster diocese has said.

Speaking at a press conference after the bishops’ conference annual plenary meeting, Bishop John Sherrington said: “It’s an ongoing subject for our reflection.” read more

A New Inclusive Marriage Service – Along with a Service Celebrating Divorce

A New Inclusive Marriage Service [Along with a Service Celebrating Divorce]

[Coming soon to the Catholic Church? Mostly likely happening now clandestinely and soon “from the bottom up” – i.e., “progressive” Catholic areas of Europe and American dioceses such as Chicago and San Diego, whose bishops are “open” to sodomites in sexual unions receiving Holy Communion and other sacraments without prior Confession or repentance]

From the liberal Catholic liturgical website at St. John’s University/Benedictine Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota: read more

U.S. priest in L’Osservatore Romano promotes either dissoluble marriage or polygamy

U.S. priest in L’Osservatore Romano promotes either dissoluble marriage or polygamy

Posted on  by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

You have to pay attention to language, especially in the hands of libs.   They twist and they turn.  They set you up with implicit premises which you might breeze right by.   They lead you astray and into the dark places where mortal sin lurks.

A few days ago a concerned friend sent me from the English language weekly of L’Osservatore Romano (which happily almost no one reads anymore) a piece by Fr. Gerald J. Bednar of the Diocese of Cleveland about “Mercy and law in ‘Amoris Laetitia’.   I wrote a draft post about it at the moment, and then said, “Nahhh… no one will read that.  It’s too long for most people and – hey! – it in English L’Osservatore!” read more

The Comeback of the Peripheries. “La Civiltà Cattolica” Also Rages Against Cardinal Sarah

The Comeback of the Peripheries. “La Civiltà Cattolica” Also Rages Against Cardinal Sarah

[But against those from the “peripheries” such as Cardinal Sarah (from Guinea in Africa)]

Sandro Magister
11/18/17

After Francis’s public reprimand of Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the congregation for divine worship, there is no longer any doubt about the pope’s real intentions concerning translations of Latin-rite texts into the modern languages, completely delegated to the national churches, with Vatican approval reduced to a pure formality. read more

German Priests Practice Intercommunion With Lutheran Ministers, And Vice Versa

German Priests Practice Intercommunion With Lutheran Ministers, And Vice Versa

en.news
11/18/17

German Catholic priests take part in the Last Supper and Lutheran pastors receive Holy Communion according to the Lutheran theologian Klaus Eberl, 61.

Talking to the German Bishops’ katholisch.de (November 17) Eberl notices that this is not legitimated by “agreements”.

It is an open secret that the [heterodox] German bishops have promoted these abuses for decades and are fighting now for an official recognition for what is wrong. read more

It’s That Time Again: DON’T Give to the “Catholic” Campaign for Human Development OR to the Archdiocese of New York’s Campaign for Charity and Justice

It’s That Time Again: DON’T Give to the “Catholic” Campaign for Human Development OR to the Archdiocese of New York’s Campaign for Charity and Justice

minbee66
11/11/17

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection is scheduled for November 18-19, 2017 ( www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/ ). And the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has radicalized this campaign, linking it to their new “Poverty USA” program: PovertyUSA is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. An initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), PovertyUSA seeks to educate and promote understanding about poverty and its root causes. [ www.povertyusa.org/ ] read more

Cardinal Dolan: Humanae Vitae’s warnings about contraception coming true ‘in so many ways’

Cardinal Dolan: Humanae Vitae’s warnings about contraception coming true ‘in so many ways’

Claire Chretien

BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – There’s “no question” the predictions Blessed Pope Paul VI made about the spread of contraception have come true, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan told his fellow U.S. bishops at their meeting this week.

Dolan, the Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, delivered an update on the bishops’ pro-life efforts. Part of this update highlighted the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical upholding the Church’s opposition to artificial contraception. read more

NEW PETITION TO CANCEL FR. MARTIN’S SPEECH AT JESUIT SPRING HILL COLLEGE

New Petition to Cancel Fr. Martin’s Speech at Spring Hill College

The Jesuit priest is scheduled to speak at commencement in May 2018

by David Nussman • ChurchMilitant • November 15, 2017

DETROIT – (Pro)-sodomite Jesuit Fr. James Martin will be speaking at commencement for yet another Catholic college.

Spring Hill College is a Jesuit-run Catholic college in Mobile, Alabama. Father Martin will be the keynote speaker at Spring Hill’s commencement ceremony on May 5, 2018.

Coalition of Concerned Catholics has put out a Change.org petition to get Fr. Martin removed from the speaker’s platform at Spring Hill. The petition states that “faithful alumni, family and friends throughout this country and across the globe call on Spring Hill’s leadership to defend the Church by disinviting Fr. Martin.” read more

U.S. Bishops Continue Supporting Abortion and Homosexualism

U.S. Bishops Continue Supporting Abortion and Homosexualism

en.news
11/17/17

The parishes in the USA collect this Sunday donations for the Bishops’ “Campaign for Human Development” which funds – as in previous years – pro-abortion and pro-gay Groups.

The Lepanto Institute lists twelve organizations which receive between 25,000 and 70,000 Dollar from the bishops although they engage in highly immoral programs.

One of them is Hmong American Farmers Association whose founder and executive director actively promotes abortion and gay pseudo-marriage. read more

Bishop Li, semper fidelis, dies at 97 [R.i.P.]

Bishop Li, semper fidelis, dies at 97 [R.i.P.]

Bishop Li in 2013

Who is the real Pope?

Who is the real Pope?

“Advances” in Medical Science: Fooling with Mother Nature (Gene Editing) and Frankenstein Lives (Head Transplant) 

“Advances” in Medical Science: Fooling with Mother Nature (Gene Editing) and Frankenstein Lives (Head Transplant) 

  1. Hat-tip to Catholic World News
 AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE

11/16/17

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.

The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

“It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” read more

NY CATHOLICS HIT BACK AT CORRUPTION

NY CATHOLICS HIT BACK AT CORRUPTION

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant  •  November 16, 2017    1 Comment

Parishioners deliver stinging rebuke to archdiocese

NEW YORK – New York Catholics are pushing back against corruption in the archdiocese. After Fr. Peter Miqueli was cleared of all wrongdoing — a priest sued for allegedly embezzling $1 million from two parishes to use on a gay-for-pay prostitute — parishioners of St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx are slamming the archdiocese and the district attorney for protecting a bad priest.

“We contest your praise of the ‘diligent efforts’ of the DA,” read parishioners’ November 10 letter to Bp. Gerald Walsh, Vicar for Clergy, “and question the fact that a ‘thorough investigation’ could have been accomplished without interviews of several parishioners with first-hand knowledge and physical evidence regarding Peter Miqueli’s illegal activities, notably, the piles of cash witnessed on the floor of Miqueli’s living quarters.” read more