Category Archives: General

General discussion and articles that don’t fit into any other category.

Bolivian bishops clash with President Evo Morales over protection of indigenous land

Bolivian bishops clash with President Evo Morales over protection of indigenous land

Bishop says: ‘The government doesn’t listen to the people, especially not indigenous people’

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[An action by one of Pope Francis’ favorite left-wing Latin American dictators (along with Cuba’s Castro and Venezuela’s Maduro) which will benefit growers of cocoa, the prime ingredient of cocaine (Morales is the former head of a cocoa growers’ union and possible beneficiary of the cocaine trade)] read more

The Bishop Seitz Syndrome

The Bishop Seitz Syndrome

[Echoing a favorite liberal refrain: “Il n’y a pas d’ennemis a gauche (There are no enemies to the Left)]”

August 19, 2017
By CHRISTOPHER MANION

The Wanderer reported last week that Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso treats pro-abortion Catholic politicians with kid gloves even as he harshly condemns pro-life officials who oppose Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Within days of our report, the bishop doubled down, insisting that, since Jesus agrees with him, anyone who opposes amnesty “cannot call himself or herself Catholic” because they don’t express “the compassion of Jesus.” read more

Nasty German Fake-News-Attack Against Cardinal Burke

Nasty German Fake-News-Attack Against Cardinal Burke

en.news
8/18/17

The Archdiocese of Cologne’s DomRadio published an angry interview with (pro-)sodomite Father Bernd Hagenkord S.J., the editor-in-chief of German Radio Vatican, against Cardinal Raymond Burke.

In the lead text DomRadio claims that Cardinal Burke has “close ties” to the [former] White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and even to President Donald Trump, despite the fact that Hagenkord himself disclaims this during the interview while calling Bannon, a strong critic of foreign U.S. military interventions, “the ultimate destroyer”. read more

Cardinal Parolin in Russia in the footsteps of Casaroli

Cardinal Parolin in Russia in the footsteps of Casaroli

[The new Bergoglio Ostpolitik follows in the footsteps of the old Montini/Wojtyla one]

Hat-tip to Pewsitter; Google translaton of feedproxy.google.com/~r/acistampa/notizie/~3/rhdfaW3vU1U/il-cardinale-parolin-in-russia-sulle-orme-di-casaroli-6687

By Marco Mancini

MOSCOW, 19 August, 2017 ( ACI Press ) – What Cardinal Pietro Parolin will begin next day will not be the first visit of a Holy See State Secretary to Moscow . There are in fact the precedents of two of his three immediate predecessors: Cardinal Agostino Casaroli in 1988 and Cardinal Angelo Sodano in 1999. read more

Jesuit James Martin, advisor to the Pope, promotes an organization for the genital mutilation of children (i.e., transsexuality)

Jesuit James Martin, advisor to the Pope, promotes an organization for the genital mutilation of children (i.e., transsexuality)

Father James Martin SJ, an activist LGBTQUEER [if not one himself] appointed by the Pope as a Vatican advisor, promotes on Twitter the PFLAG organization, which is dedicated to normalizing homosexuality and transsexuality among children.

Hat-tip to PewSitter; Google translation of infovaticana.com/2017/08/18/jesuita-james-martin-asesor-del-papa-promociona-una-organizacion-la-transexualidad-infantil/ read more

Thousands Marching In Boston

Well, without casting any aspersions on the marchers I can think of a better way of spending this August Day than on the steamy surrounds of Boston Common. It would be to spend the day at one of the magnificent beaches on the Cape with sunglasses, bathing attire and a cool drink at hand. Oh well, to each his own.

The Catholic Church becomes an impact investor: Some worry it might sully its charitable aims

The Catholic Church becomes an impact investor:Some worry it might sully its charitable aims

Faith, hope and impact: Philanthropy is subject to a rethink

Aug 19th 2017 | VATICAN CITY

“YOU cannot serve both God and money,” admonishes the Bible. But the church has always tried. In the Middle Ages monasteries were what would now be termed social enterprises. They would produce bread, books or other goods. A Franciscan monk is credited with codifying double-entry book-keeping.

These days the Catholic church and related institutions control many billions of dollars. Some is invested to earn income; some is given away for good works. The two activities have been seen as separate. But, in the pontificate of Pope Francis, that divide is blurring. “Impact” investing—intended to make money and do good at the same time—is growing in importance. It is also creating some controversy. read more

The Boston Globe’s New Attack on Catholic Priests and Celibacy Rules

The Boston Globe’s New Attack on Catholic Priests and Celibacy Rules

By Bill Donohue | August 18, 2017

The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team is out with another attack on the Catholic priesthood: this one a two-part series on “Children of Catholic priests” who “live with secrets and sorrow.”

Using a few highly publicized cases, and several anecdotal stories, reporter Michael Rezendes concludes that by “any reasonable measure, there are thousands” of children around the world “who have strong evidence that they are the sons and daughters of Catholic priests.” Yet as he acknowledges, with over 400,000 priests worldwide, even if the unsubstantiated “thousands” estimate is accepted, that could amount to as little as one percent or less of priests having fathered a child. And as he further acknowledges, some of these priests “took their responsibility seriously.” read more

Stand-off with Catholic hospitals as euthanasia gains traction in Canada

Stand-off with Catholic hospitals as euthanasia gains traction in Canada

by Xavier Symons | 19 Aug 2017

[According to “mercy-killers”, the “Catholic” policy of transferring patients designated for “mercy-killing” to facilities that do such – will “traumatize” the patients possibly causing their death, so let’s kill them in the Catholic facility; such a “transfer” policy at a Catholic healthcare facility is immoral in se, comparable to a Catholic hospital at its own effort and expense, transferring to an abortion facility a pregnant women who wants an abortion but cannot get it at the Catholic hospital] read more

The “Benedict Option” and Natural Law

The “Benedict Option” and Natural Law

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

The “Benedict Option” and Natural Law

We hear much these days about the “Benedict Option,” inspired by Rod Dreher’s book by that name. Some Catholics surrounded by “nones” and liberals – and confronting public schools sexualizing students, local parishes preaching a watered-down hand-holding Catholicism, etc. – are seeking various forms of community as a defense against anti-Christian currents. read more

BECAUSE SHUT UP, THEY EXPLAINED

BECAUSE SHUT UP, THEY EXPLAINED

Thursday, August 17, AD 2017
Paul Zummo

Crux has announced a new “prime directive” regarding their editorial policy, which they have seemingly established in light of the Austen Ivereigh commentary piece I blogged about the other day. Here’s Crux explaining:

“While Crux will always foster vigorous discussion, we will not tolerate attacks on persons. If the nature of a piece requires that specific individuals be named in a critical light, it must always be for their ideas or policy positions, never for their backgrounds, personalities, private lives, supposed dysfunctions or failures, etc.” read more

Canadian bishops: ‘We cannot accept the unethical way Canadian mining companies have been operating in Latin America‘

Canadian bishops: ‘We cannot accept the unethical way Canadian mining companies have been operating in Latin America‘

Can Their Excellencies also not accept (rather than deny and cover up) the immoral and unethical activities of their own Organization for Development and Peace in Latin America and elsewhere? For example, see the LifeSiteNews 4-part series on that agency:

Canadian bishops’ aid agency still funding pro-abortion groups, denies wrongdoing

Canadian Catholic aid money supporting pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Marxist groups in Brazil read more

AUSTIN RUSE’S NEW BOOK EXPOSES THE MAGISTERIUM OF FAKE SCIENCE

Austin Ruse’s New Book Exposes the Magisterium of Fake Science

Ruse: “There is an unholy alliance between fake science and fake news … Churchmen [to the highest level] are not immune from this new magisterium”

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • August 18, 2017

Fake science heralded by fake news is giving cover to a leftist agenda that’s setting policies inimical to Catholic morality. Austin Ruse debunks this fake science in his new book aptly titled, Fake Science: Exposing the Left’s Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts and Dodgy Data. read more

HOMOSEXUAL(IST) JAMES MARTIN TO ADDRESS D.C. SEMINARY ALUMNI

Homosexual(ist) James Martin to Address D.C. Seminary Alumni

[Is Theological College returning to its previous reputation as “Theological Closet”?]

by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • August 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Jesuit homosexual(ist) James Martin is scheduled to address alumni at a prominent Washington D.C. seminary.

Martin, known for his advocacy of same-sex genital acts and transgender ideology — both in contradiction to Catholic Church teaching — is scheduled to speak for Alumni Days 2017 at Theological College, the seminary and theology school for Catholic University of America. read more