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  • Nearly 200 Priests Apply for Gun Permits After Spate of Murders in Philippines

    06/23/2018 5:57:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/22/18 | Staff Reporter
    The figures come after three priests were murdered in the space of a yearAlmost 200 priests in the Philippines have filed for permits to carry firearms in response to four attacks on clergy in the past year. Since the law was changed in 2014, members of certain high-risk professions are exempted from going through the usual process to obtain such a permit. According to a report by the Inquirer, this includes priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, lawyers, journalists, cashiers, bank tellers, physicians, nurses, and certain businessmen. People employed in these fields no longer have to prove they are in serious danger...
  • Pope Says Local Bishop Should Make the Call on Intercommunion

    06/23/2018 5:49:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/21/18 | Christopher White
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - After a day of touting ways in which Christians might share in greater unity, that commitment to coming together didn’t prevent Pope Francis from backing the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog in its decision to insist on caution regarding proposals for intercommunion with Protestants. On a return flight to Rome on Thursday from a day-long ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva, Francis said he supported the Vatican’s Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal-elect Luis Ladaria, in requiring a rethink of a draft proposal from the German bishops that would allow for non-Catholics to receive...
  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/21/2018 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 18, 2018
    Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the convent. Yes, that’s American football. (She was a fullback.) Nowadays, the only football Yoches is playing is the annual two-hand touch game she organizes with the 38 T.O.R. sisters she lives with in Toronto, Ohio. Although she was raised...
  • Men Without Faith Reign [Over] The Church - Bishop Athanasius Schneider

    06/21/2018 5:49:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 6/20/17
    Men without faith have made it into the highest offices of the Church, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider. Schneider spoke to after having celebrated a Pontifical High Mass in the old-rite Cistercian Abbey of Vyšší Brod, Czech Republic (June 10). According to him there are members of Church hierarchy who promote relativism, Protestantism and "another Church". They use their power to oppress the faithful, to forbid the Old Latin Mass. The bishop noticed that this group dislikes the Catechism and because the unity in the Faith has been lost, the bishops are divided and this division is visible in...
  • Critics of World Meeting of Families Plan Parallel Conference in Dublin

    06/21/2018 5:45:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/18/18 | Kathy Schiffer
    Alternative Conference Will Run Concurrently, Defend Church's Teaching on Sexuality Two months before the Vatican-backed World Meeting of Families convenes in Dublin this August, an Irish organization has announced an alternative conference on families which will be held at the same time in nearby Ballsbridge. The two-day alternative conference, titled the Conference of Catholic Families, is sponsored by the Lumen Fidei Institute. The alternate conference will feature noted Catholic speakers including Kazakhstani Bishop Athanasius Schneider; Fr. Thomas Weinandy, a member of the Vatican's International Theological Commission; Dr. Robert Royal, founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute; and Dr....
  • Questions on Sexuality Loom Large Ahead of Youth Synod

    06/20/2018 6:28:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/19/18 | Elise Harris
    The working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops’ conferences.VATICAN CITY — According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen. The instrumentum laboris (in Italian) for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith...
  • Cardinal Brandmüller Questions Francis’ Claim Not to Have Received the Dubia Before Publication

    06/20/2018 6:25:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/20/18 | Maike Hickson
    Today, on 20 June, Reuters published a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the interview is making headlines because of the Pope’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, it also contains another controversial assertion: the pope surprisingly now claims that he only heard about the Dubia (concerning his document Amoris Laetitia) “from the newspapers” — a claim that Dubia cardinal Walter Brandmüller has now questioned in comments to OnePeterFive. From the text of the interview: The pope also commented on internal criticism of his papacy by conservatives, led by American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.In 2016, Burke and three other...
  • Amir on new developments in Syria, Trump peace plan, June 19

    06/19/2018 9:48:29 PM PDT · by firebrand · 2 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    After a brief description of Amir's trip to Romania, where he was at the time of the broadcast, we are given some common sense on the Rapture (a question that many had asked him).Then comes an update on new threats to Israel around Daraa, where the original uprising in Syria started. Hezbollah forcing Syrian soldiers to go south to fight and shooting those who disobey. Although Israel promised Russia they would keep everything as quite as possible during the World Cup, "the next 24 to 48 hours will be very interesting," as Israel cannot allow such long-range capability so close...
  • chuck missler funeral service

    06/19/2018 8:37:15 PM PDT · by the_daug · 16 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Koinonia House
    Charles "Chuck" W. Missler went to be with the Lord May 1, 2018. This is the funeral service celebrating the earthly ministry of an incredible man. 00:00:15 Chuck's Body Carried In 0:01:10 ♫ Aotearoa | God Defend New Zealand 0:07:18 ♫ Amazing Grace 0:10:00 Ron Matsen's Introduction 0:11:27 Ron Introduces Hal Short 0:11:58 Hal Short's Tribute to Chuck 0:16:59 Ron Introduces Ian Worby 0:17:54 Ian Worby's Tribute to Chuck 0:28:22 Ron Introduces Graham Preston 0:29:38 Graham Preston 0:42:46 Ron introduces Kathy Packwood 0:45:21 Kathy Packwood 0:50:33 Ron Matsen's Tribute 1:17:27 Ron introduces Brian Hughes 1:17:41 Brian Hughes' Eulogy 1:43:55 Brian's...
  • Why is Rome Sidelining the Ukrainian Catholics?

    06/19/2018 6:59:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/19/18 | Fr. Raymond de Souza
    Recent events show growing resentment within the Ukrainian Greek Catholic ChurchRelations between the largest of the eastern Catholic Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), and the Holy See have been frayed in recent years, as the former has found the latter’s support lacking in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine in general and the UGCC in particular. Ukrainian Catholics believe that the Holy See wants to maintain good relations with the Russian Orthodox Church, which is strongly allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The consequence is that the Holy See does not protest too strongly against Putin’s aggression...
  • Vatican Official Explains Why Cardinal Parolin Attended Bilderberg Meeting

    06/17/2018 4:42:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/15/18 | Ed Pentin
    After much deliberation, the Vatican Secretary of State decided to take part in order to convey Catholic social teaching to those who would not otherwise hear it.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, accepted an invitation to address the controversial and secretive Bilderberg Meeting earlier this month in order to take the teaching of the Church to a group who would not otherwise hear it, a Vatican official has told the Register. The Vatican official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Italian organizers of the visit were persistent in extending an invitation to the most senior Vatican...
  • Australian Archbishop Defies Confessional Reporting Law

    06/16/2018 6:13:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/16/18 | Joshua Gill
    The acting Archbishop of Adelaide declared that the Catholic Church refuses to uphold a new law that would force priests to break the seal of confession. Greg O’Kelly, acting archbishop of Adelaide in Australia, said that the law cannot change the sanctity of the confessional and church law absolutely forbids any priest from violating the confidential nature of confession, according to The Guardian. The law, which goes into effect in October, compels religious ministers to report any confessed child abuser or face fines and prosecution. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed the law in 2017, but O’Kelly said the church...
  • Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics ‘Did Not Receive Support from Rome’ in Abortion Battle

    06/16/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine. “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like before the previous referendum on so-called same-sex ‘marriage,’ people fighting in these battles did not receive support from Rome,” said the cardinal, “and [its own] bishops themselves defended moral principles too weakly.” Burke called what happened in Ireland evidence of an...
  • Revolutionaries, Homosexualists Headline World Meeting of Families

    06/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/14/18 | Christine Niles
    Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the ChurchDUBLIN ( - 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. Scheduled for August in Dublin, Ireland, the meeting — which will include a visit by Pope Francis — will feature the following prelates, among others: Cdl. Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey Cdl. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England Cdl. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria Cdl. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cdl. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop...
  • Bishops Debate Catholic Voting Guidelines in the ‘Age of Francis’

    06/15/2018 7:10:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/14/18 | Christopher White
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - After a robust 90-minute discussion during the second day of their bi-annual meeting, the U.S. bishops voted to advance a proposal to produce new materials to complement their official voting guidelines to better apply the teachings of Pope Francis to current issues in the United States. The discussion and vote, however, revealed tensions within the body over both the current content and the medium in which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is seeking to influence public life, while ultimately resulting in a compromise outcome that will surely be subject to close scrutiny in...
  • Finding Christ in the Desert

    06/13/2018 6:31:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 5/30/18 | Jim Graves
    Benedictine monks in Chama Canyon, New Mexico, encounter God through work, prayer and silence in the wildernessIn 1964, Father Aelred Wall, OSB (1917-84), and two other monks left Mount Saviour Monastery in New York to scout out remote locations to establish a new “daughter,” or off-shoot monastery. After visiting Maine and Minnesota, the monks came to northern New Mexico and laid eyes on a rancho in the wilderness of Chama Canyon, 75 miles north of Santa Fe. They declared, “This is it!” and established the Monastery of Christ in the Desert of Abiquiu ( At a time when religious communities...
  • Cardinal Dolan Rebukes Liberal Jesuit: We Must End Abortion, and not with Contraception

    06/13/2018 6:27:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/11/18 | Claire Chretien
    June 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The outgoing U.S. bishops’ pro-life chief Cardinal Timothy Dolan has said that the pro-life movement absolutely must make abortion illegal, rebuking Jesuit Father Thomas Reese’s recent suggestion that pro-lifers give up on that and promote contraception instead. “Besides supporting programs to help mothers and children, the pro-life movement also has to support birth control as a means of avoiding unwanted pregnancies. Planned pregnancies do not get aborted; many unplanned pregnancies do,” the Jesuit wrote after Ireland voted to legalize abortion. Contraception is the “lesser of two evils,” Reese argued. “The contraceptive mandate of the Obama...
  • [Australian] A-G [Attorney General] Backs Laws Forcing Priests to Break Confession Over Child Bbuse

    06/13/2018 6:22:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald | 6/10/18 | David Wroe
    Article cannot be posted due to copyright issues but click HERE for the story.
  • Pope: Jesus Does Not Send Us With an ‘Entrepreneurial Attitude’

    06/13/2018 6:18:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/11/18 | Staff
    Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit is the “protagonist” of the proclamation of the Gospel, and only He can change hearts. The pontiff said there have been some pastoral plans that “seem to be perfect,” but they were incapable of changing hearts because they were an end unto themselves. Francis was speaking during the homily on June 11 during his Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae. The pope said evangelization has three fundamental dimensions: Proclamation, service and gratuitousness. “It is not with an entrepreneurial attitude that Jesus sends us…. No, it is with the Holy Spirit. This is courage. The...
  • ‘Of Course’ LGBT Couples Welcome to Volunteer Says Archbishop: ‘It’s Also a Catholic Event’

    06/12/2018 6:32:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Journal ^ | 6/11/18
    Full details of the Pope’s participation in the World Meeting of the Families were confirmed today. THE LEADER OF the Catholic Church in Ireland has said that LGBT couples are “of course” welcome to volunteer at the upcoming World Meeting of the Families event in Dublin. The Church is seeking thousands of volunteers to help with the organisation and the running of the event, which takes place from 21 to 26 August, and recently extending the deadline for volunteer applications. Pope Francis will visit for the final two days of the meeting, which is held every three years. The question...