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  • Cath Cauc: New Threats to Catholic Student at Providence College; Pope’s “Born Gay” Remarks Go Viral

    05/22/2018 6:01:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 22, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Guests: Michael Smalanskas, recent Theology & Philosophy graduate (Magna Cum Laude) and former Resident Advisor at Providence College; Catholic author, speaker, and gay outreach evangelist Joseph Sciambra. Description: Michael Smalanskas, a senior at the Dominican-run Providence College in Rhode Island, was required as a dormitory Resident Advisor to keep a bulletin board updated with informational materials of his choosing. After seeing a bulletin board in another dorm promoting lesbian marriage, Smalanskas decided to put up a pro-marriage bulletin board featuring Scripture and Church teaching on the sacrament. What ensued was a campaign of harassment and intimidation from other students and Resident Advisors,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Gay New Church for a Brave New World

    05/22/2018 5:46:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 22, 2018 | New Catholic
    Just days ago, it was reported (link here) that, when meeting a victim of sexual abuse from Chile, the Pope told him something quite unexpected: “He told me, ‘Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are,’” Cruz told Spanish newspaper El País. Today, the Wall Street Journal expanded on this papal openness to the "happiness" of "gay" life. Based on the proposal by some German bishops, led by Cardinal Marx...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The confusion and casualties of the Gay Civil War in the Catholic Church

    05/22/2018 5:37:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Joseph Sciambra
    In the 1990s, I attended a gay wedding ceremony at a Catholic Church in San Francisco – performed by a Catholic priest. Friends and acquaintances had similar marriage "blessings" in San Francisco. As of a few years ago, when I spoke with another priest involved in these ceremonies, this practice continued. When I left the Castro in 1999, I thought my experiences with facilitating and lecherous priests were endemic to a relatively small section of the world ranging from the Castro to USF. Ten years later, when I started writing about the topic, I heard stories from Catholics (primarily mothers...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abuses in Chile, new scandal: bishop suspends 15 priests

    05/22/2018 2:47:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Vatican Insider/ La Stampa ^ | May 21, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    This yet another striking case helps to understand the reach of the phenomenon, which has become “a system”, and at the same time, tells of the shepherds’ inability to take adequate measures to combat it. It is a case that confirms the dramatic situation in which the Chilean Church has collapsed, whose episcopate in recent days has presented en bloc their resignation to Pope Francis so that he might be free to proceed as he best believes in renewing the hierarchies of the country.    Among the bishops who participated in the Vatican meetings summoned by the Pontiff, was the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

    05/20/2018 9:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Joseph Sciambra.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope Francis and the victims of Chilean Catholic sex-offender priest Fernando Karadima. One of the men abused by the priest, former seminarian Juan Carlos Cruz, described his meeting with Pope Francis. Jesuit priest James Martin posted a link to the interview on his social media accounts which included a translation of one comment made by the Pope to Cruz: In his recently published book, “Building...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller Rejects Notion of “Homophobia”...

    05/18/2018 7:41:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 18, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has given an interview to the Italian journalist Costanza Miriano, who works for the Italian television broadcaster RIA. In this new interview, the German cardinal rejects the notion of “homophobia” and explains that it is an instrument of an ideology that is contrary to reality. Miriano posted the interview on her own private blog, on which she also promotes two books of hers in which she advocates the traditional understanding of marriage – namely, that wives be subject to their husbands and that husbands protect...
  • Sanford Army Chaplain fights for husband, who is facing deportation to Honduras

    05/14/2018 11:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    ABC Local WTVD-TV ^ | May 13, 2018 | by Timothy Pulliam
    US Army Chaplain Tim Brown of Sanford is fighting for his husband facing deportation back to Honduras. "I will not stop. I am determined. I am persistent. and I am an advocate for humanity," said Brown. On Thursday, Brown's Husband, Sergio Avila Rodriguez was detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Charlotte. Sergio is now being held at a facility in Georgia. "I get a phone call and that's when Sergio says to me, 'I've been detained and they are deporting me,'" Brown said. Sergio escaped Honduras with his family when he was just 6 years old. Brown says...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German Bishop: "Gays Are Wanted By God“

    05/14/2018 3:16:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 14, 2018 | Gloria TV
    German Bishop: "Gays Are Wanted By God“ “Gays are wanted by God“, the Essen Auxiliary Bishop Ludger Schepers claimed at the Katholikentag in Münster, Germany (May 11). According to domradio.de, Schepers even asked that the Church has to “recognize her [alleged] history of guilt” in dealing with homosexuals. He said that Pope Francis has opened doors to "reconcile" the Church with the homosexuals. For the future, Schepers hopes that there will be liturgical ceremonies to bless [the mortal sin of] co-habitating homosexuals.
  • Ontario School Board considers flying pro-LGBT ‘pride’ flag against policy

    05/11/2018 5:44:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 11, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    A Toronto-area school district is entertaining a request to fly rainbow flags at its Catholic schools to coincide with June’s pro-homosexual “Pride Month.” This comes despite existing policy allowing only the national and provintial flags to be flown at schools.  The Peel District School Board heard arguments concerning a request from the gay lobbying group Pride Employee Resource Group (PERG) during its Tuesday meeting, the Toronto Star reports. Pro-homosexual activists reportedly filled the chamber with people wearing pink shirts to visualize support for the flag. The district’s current policy is that only the Canadian or Ontario flags may be flown at any...
  • NY Archdiocese Priest: Jesus Did Not Understand Homosexuality

    05/11/2018 7:25:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 187 replies
    JosephSciambra.com ^ | May 10, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    Fr. Michael K. Holleran, a Catholic priest, Sensei (Zen Teacher) and a former Carthusian Monk, is Parochial Vicar at the Church of Notre Dame in New York City. According to his biography on the website for the New-Age Copper Beech Institute, Holleran was ordained as a Jesuit, then left the order after five years to join the Carthusians: “In 2009, he was formally received as a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and became a Sensei in the Zen tradition, at the hands of his longtime mentor, Roshi Robert Kennedy, S.J. He currently serves at Notre Dame Church in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Vatican advisor Fr. James Martin: They called me ‘sexy’ at Met Gala

    05/10/2018 4:53:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    NEW YORK, New York, May 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. James Martin, a Vatican advisor and Jesuit priest who has established himself as an advocate of LGBT causes, tweeted from the Met Gala on Monday that a fellow attendee told him “I love that you got dressed up as a sexy priest.” Martin listed other comments he received, including, “Funky outfit,” “I love your costume,” and “Is that, like, for real?” in reference to his priestly suit and collar. Martin also “praise[d]” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York City, for attending the event, opining that it “was wonderful that the local...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican News on the de Kesel Case: Moral Laws Turn into Recommendations

    05/08/2018 4:21:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter FIve ^ | May 8, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    In light of Cardinal Eijk’s recent stunning remarks about the pope’s failure to clearly teach the doctrine of the Church with regard to the intercommunion debate, it might be worthwhile to consider another example of such a failure also coming out of Rome these days. Vatican News reports on Cardinal Jozef de Kesel’s approach to homosexuality in a way that seems to replace Commandments with recommendations. The German section of Vatican News seems more and more frequently to be a source of moral confusion. As some of our readers might have heard, de Kesel – who had been made a cardinal...
  • Belgian Bishop (and Cardinal) Affirms Gay Sex

    05/03/2018 5:30:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 3, 2018 | Alexander Slavsky
    BRUSSELS (ChurchMilitant.com) - The cardinal-archbishop of Brussels is declaring that gay sexual experience should be a possibility in the Church. On April 24, Cdl. Jozef De Kesel met with the pro-gay organization HLWM at his episcopal palace in Mechelen, Belgium. "The Church must respect homosexuals and lesbians more, also in their experience of sexuality," De Kesel told them.  "Twenty years ago I would have spoken differently about it than is the case now," explained the Belgian archbishop. "I would then have followed the official teaching of the Church. I now look at it much more 'comprehensively.' Where respect is central." Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT Premium...
  • Cardinal De Kesel Wants Church to Accept Homosexual Fornication

    05/03/2018 5:01:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 3, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal De Kesel Wants Church to Accept Homosexual Fornication “The Church must respect homosexuals more - also in their experience of sexuality”, Brussels Cardinal Jozef De Kesel, an enemy of the Church, said during a meeting with the gay group “HLWM” on April 24. According to the gay propaganda webpage hlwm.be De Kesel claimed that the condemnation of homosexual acts is “no longer sustainable”. De Kesel referred to Francis’ words “Who am I to judge” when he was faced with homosexual allegations against one of his collaborators. According to De Kesel such words would have been unthinkable "ten years ago"...
  • [Cath Cauc] Great Falls-Billings Diocese bishop responds to Mayfair fundraiser controversy

    04/22/2018 7:51:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Billings Gazzette ^ | April 21, 2018 | Susan Olp
    Four days after a Great Falls priest called for a boycott of Mayfair, the Billings Catholic School’s annual fundraiser, Bishop Michael Warfel of the Great Falls-Billings Diocese weighed in on the controversy.Warfel both wrote a letter that will be distributed to parishes and missions throughout the Eastern Montana diocese and he spoke to a reporter Saturday.The bishop’s 1 ˝-page letter was spurred by an incident last week in which the Rev. Ryan Erlenbush, priest at Corpus Christi Church, advocated on Facebook for the boycott after learning that a gay couple comprise two of the six co-chairs for the event.The annual...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis is Under Pressure

    04/21/2018 1:35:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | April 20, 2018 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Santiago de Chile) Twice yesterday, the case of Barros stood front and center: in Rome and in Santiago de Chile. Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati SDB, the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, opened an extraordinary gathering of the Chilean clergy yesterday. In Rome, the most important critic of Pope Francis was received in audience.  The reason is Pope Francis' letter to the Chilean Episcopal Conference. With the letter, the Catholic Church leader responded to the report of his special envoy, Msgr. Charles Scicluna, on the sexual abuse scandal in Chile and around the ex-priest Fernando Karadima. The focus is Bishop Juan Barros...
  • [Cath Cauc] New York Catholic LGBT ministry holding event at raunchy gay bar…again

    04/21/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    [WARNING: Links contain explicit material.] April 20, 2018 (Joseph Sciambra) – On May 15, 2018, the official LGBT ministry Out at St. Paul, located at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, will host a "Rooftop Social" at gay sports bar Boxers in Hell's Kitchen. According to Out at St. Paul: Please join us for an OSP social on Tuesday, May 15, at Boxers Hell's Kitchen. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your old friends in the OSP community and to meet new friends as well. Please join us, especially if you are a newcomer to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Holy See joins the EPA ( Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes)

    04/21/2018 11:08:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Council of Europe ^ | April 9, 2018
    Strasbourg, France 9 April 2018 On Wednesday 21st March 2018, the Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, informed Mr Thorbjřrn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the Holy See’s accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, registered as of the 21st March 2018. The Holy See becomes the 32nd member State of the EPA. We should like to thank Msgr. Paolo Rudelli, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Council of Europe for his support during the accession process, and look forward to welcoming the Holy See to...
  • California Assembly votes to ban books on treating unwanted gay attraction

    04/20/2018 3:02:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 19, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    The California Assembly passed legislation today broad enough to ban the sale of books that address helping people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. AB 2943 cleared the chamber by a “bipartisan” vote of 50-14, CBS Sacramento reports. The measure adds “[a]dvertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” to the state’s list of illegal “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.” “Sexual orientation change efforts”...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis-appointed cardinal: ‘The church is moving on the question of same-sex couples’

    04/19/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The Catholic Church is “moving” on the issue of couples living in homosexual relationships, a prominent Francis-appointed U.S. cardinal said. Cardinal Joseph Tobin said that LGBT-identifying persons’ place in the Church is not an easy subject for some Church leaders, but they must contend with it. “I think it’s a very difficult question,” Tobin said in response to a question on the firing of LGBT individuals from Catholic institutions while speaking at Villanova University last Thursday.  “The Church is moving on the question of same-sex couples,” Tobin said, although not as swiftly as some would like.  St. Peter Damian, an...