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Trans-Ability: The Final Frontier?

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By Andrew Parrish, Dec. 1 2016

As the “long march” rolls on through society, many have been astonished by the ever-increasing pace and complexity of new changes in morality, language and social order. First the revolution of “free love” swept all before it. Then came the turn of the homosexuals. Now that they have won public acceptance, the so-called “transgendered” have in turn taken up the fight. Pewsitter has covered some of the societal consequences of the LGBT+ movement in recent weeks, and examined how this movement’s cry for tolerance turns out to hide nothing other than a new totalitarian order.

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Gender Ideology Is ‘Perverse, Totalitarian And Lie-Based Social Re-Engineering’: new book

November 22, 2016

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MADRID, Spain (Carmelo Lopez-Arias) – Feuding with reality and science, gender ideology uses coercion to prevail, as have all totalitarian ideologies, with tactics such as school intimidation, the intrusion into private relations and the persecution of dissidents (see here for Pewsitter’s previous piece on the Spanish LGBT ‘Gestapo’ law).

Wrapped in positive verbiage (fight against violence, discrimination, intolerance), one of the strengths that allow this movement its progress is society’s failure to identify it as a fanatical and invasive ideology. The other strength is its negotiation with business, engaging the public budget for the benefit of its promoters and beneficiaries.

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Cardinal Burke: If Pope won’t clarify, Cardinals must make a formal act of correction

Cardinal Burk: If Pope won’t make correction; Cardinals must make formal act of correction

BREAKING: Cardinal Burke says if Pope won’t clarify ‘serious error’, Cardinals must make ‘formal act of correction’

ROME, November 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – After joining a group of four cardinals in releasing a call for Pope Francis to clarify grave errors in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Cardinal Raymond Burke has now indicated the cardinals are contemplating a “formal correction” should the pope fail to address their concerns.

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Spain: Government Encourages Citizens To Inform On Neighbors, Family Members That Violate LGBT Privileges Law

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CATALONIA, Spain – The Catalonian government, ruled by the pro-independence coalition Junts pel Si, has run advertisements on TV3, a major network, to encourage citizens to anonymously inform on one another when they violate an LGBT privileges law enacted in 2014.

The law, approved by then-president Artur Mas in 2014, is called the ‘Law to Eradicate Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.’ The law is peculiar with respect to the body of Western legal tradition in that it reverses the burden of proof: It is the defendant (in this case, anonymously betrayed via telephone) who must prove his innocence. The accused is considered guilty until innocence is demonstrated.

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FRANCIS SCORNED IN SWEDEN

FRANCIS SCORNED IN SWEDEN

Atila Sinke Guimarães
11/2/16

Reading the preparatory articles for the papal visit to Sweden, I noticed an important detail that the Vatican and the media failed to give due prominence. It was Francis who asked to be invited to the commemorations of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and not the other way around, as has been insinuated in almost all news reports.

The clear affirmation of this came to light in an article by Enzo Bianchi, founder of the ecumenical monastic community of Bose in Northwest Italy. Indeed, Bianchi states: “Pope Francis, with his capacity to make prophetic gestures, manifested his desire to take part in the commemoration to be celebrated at Lund. And, in response to his audacity, the equally hard and courageous decision of the Lutheran World Federation was to welcome the unexpected request and formally invite the Pope.” (L’Osservatore Romano, October 31, 2016, p. 7)

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Amoris Laetitia

Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried: ‘The Pope must stop this; pray that he will’

November 4th, 2016

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BERLIN, New Jersey – Bishop Athanasius Schneider was the guest celebrant of the Traditional Latin Mass at Mater Ecclesiae Parish on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Following the Mass Bishop Schneider gave a 40 minute conference on the topic of the Kingship of Christ. A Q and A period followed his presentation, during which time he answered a wide variety of questions related to the current state of the Church and the world.

Mater Ecclesiae, established in October of 2000, was the first canonically established Mission in the United States, owned by a Diocese and staffed exclusively by diocesan priests. All of its liturgies and sacraments are celebrated exclusively using the Traditional Rites of the Church. It is a flourishing parish with many vocations. Over the past 11 years Mater Ecclesiae has generated 7 vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This is a remarkable achievement from a parish that numbers fewer than 500 families.

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Scholar: Luther Destroyed Theological Truth And Paved The Way For Secularization

October 30th, 2016

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Andrew Parrish

The commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this year, and Pope Francis’ impending ecumenical visit to Sweden, has reignited interest in the life and work of the ex-Augustinian monk Martin Luther (1483-1546). The details of Luther’s life are not widely publicized, but many embarrassing aspects of his character were recorded in detail by his contemporaries. In light of various members of the Catholic hierarchy recently seeming to embrace Martin Luther himself, in word and action, the truth about who Martin Luther was and what he thought of the Church should be an important element of the discussion. Fortunately, The Truth about Luther, just published, has been provided by Lutheran scholar and Italian historian Angela Pellicciari. Pellicciari met with Spanish newspaper Alfa y Omega to discuss this new book; the interview is reproduced here in English.

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Church doctrine on homosexuality remains, says priest

Source: Inquirer.net

Church doctrine on homosexuality remains, says priest

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01:28 AM June 28th, 2016

A ROMAN Catholic Church official on Monday said the call of Pope Francis for the Church and Christian communities to apologize for their treatment of gays and other groups throughout history did not mean a change in the Church doctrine on homosexuality.

Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Public Affairs, said Francis’ statements expressing compassion for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community again showed his humility.

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HISTORIC! City of Aliquippa, PA consecrated by Mayor to Sacred and Immaculate Hearts!

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The Consecration of the City of Aliquippa to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

07/06/16 21:00 Aliquippa 021_cfnAliquippa 031_cfnaliq_icon_cfn_cr The Consecration of the City of Aliquippa to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary – June 4, 2016

by Nelson Hertel

On Saturday, June 4, 2016 the city of Aliquippa (located in western Pennsylvania’s Beaver County) was solemnly consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was truly an historic and exceptional moment.

Aliquippa is a small city just outside of Pittsburgh, with about 9,000 inhabitants. Years ago, the area’s citizens numbered over 27,000. But like many American cities, Aliquippa has suffered tremendously over the past few decades due to the collapse of the local steel industry and other economic-social changes. The city finds itself at a critical time; human solutions for its improvement and revival seem to be exhausted.

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Catholic Church Prohibits Pro-Abortion Politician From Reading Scripture During Mass

Source: Lifenews.com

Catholic Church Prohibits Pro-Abortion Politician From Reading Scripture During Mass

INTERNATIONAL   STEVEN ERTELT   MAY 23, 2016   |   1:32PM    CORK, IRELAND

A local Catholic Church in Ireland has prohibited a pro-abortion politician from reading Scripture during Mass. St Colman’s Cathedral in Cork won’t let Ken Curtin read from the Bible during the service because he is a member of the Social Democrats, a party that supports abortion and repealing the 8th Amendment that provides legal protection for women and unborn children from abortion.

Fr John McCarthy told Curtin he would be dropped as a Mass reader because of his support for repealing the pro-life amendment. Here’s more:

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Fourth “Summorum Pontificum” pilgrimage begins tomorrow in Rome

Fourth “Summorum Pontificum” pilgrimage begins tomorrow in Rome

An interview with Guillame Ferluc, the international co-ordinator for the Populus Summorum Pontificum 2015 event October 21, 2015 06:02 EST Alberto Carosa

The first international pilgrimage Summorum Pontificum, after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s motu proprio that liberalized the celebration of the traditional Roman rite of the Mass in 2007, took place in 2012. The idea was to thank Benedict on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the motu proprio’s implementation and to mark the Year of Faith. Due to the success of this first pilgrimage, made possible through the support of lay people from Italy, the then-president of the FIUV (Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce, more commonly known as Una Voce) Leo Darroch, and the work of a diocesan French priest, Fr. Claude Barthe, it has by now become an annual event.

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Buchanan: Can Trump be stopped?

ELECTION 2016


Patrick J. Buchanan
World Net Daily
October 20, 2016
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

Three months ago, this writer sent out a column entitled, “Could Trump win?” meaning the Republican nomination.

Today even the Trump deniers concede the possibility.

And the emerging question has become: “Can Trump be stopped? And if so, where, and by whom?”

Consider the catbird seat in which The Donald sits.

An average of national polls puts him around 30 percent, trailed by Dr. Ben Carson with about 20 percent. No other GOP candidate gets double digits.

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Cardinal Sarah and Archbishop Gomez interventions at the Synod

Source: Aleteia

[Cardinal Sarah]

Your Holiness, Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, participants of the Synod,
I propose these three thoughts:

1) More transparency and respect among us

I feel a strong need to invoke the Spirit of Truth and Love, the source of parresia in speaking and humility in listening, who alone is capable of creating true harmony in plurality.

I say frankly that in the previous Synod, on various issues one sensed the temptation to yield to the mentality of the secularized world and individualistic West. Recognizing the so-called “realities of life” as a locus theologicus means giving up hope in the transforming power of faith and the Gospel. The Gospel that once transformed cultures is now in danger of being transformed by them. Furthermore, some of the procedures used did not seem aimed at enriching discussion and communion as much as they did to promote a way of seeing typical of certain fringe groups of the wealthiest churches. This is contrary to a poor Church, a joyously evangelical and prophetic sign of contradiction to worldliness. Nor does one understand why some statements that are not shared by the qualified majority of the last Synod still ended up in the Relatio and then in the Lineamenta and the Instrumentum laboris when other pressing and very current issues (such as gender ideology) are instead ignored.

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Rebel cardinals accuse pope of stacking synod cards

By Angus MacKinnon
AFP via Yahoo!
October 12, 2015
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Vatican City (AFP) – Conservative cardinals have accused Pope Francis of stacking the cards against them in an ongoing battle over issues including the Church’s approach to gays and to divorced and remarried believers, it emerged Monday.

In a letter sent to the pontiff on October 5, the opening day of a Church synod on the family, a group of cardinals described procedures for three weeks of discussions as “designed to facilitate predetermined results on important disputed questions.”

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