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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • [Catholic Caucus] Upcoming "Youth" Synod in October Will Be a Forum for Further ... Subversion

    03/21/2018 4:59:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 19, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Here We Go Again: Upcoming "Youth" Synod in October Will Be a Forum for Further Ecclesial Subversion by Christopher A. Ferrara March 19, 2018 “Prophetic” young person telling Church what she must do The “Pre-Synodal” Meeting of “young people,” which included non-believers and Church critics of various kinds, presided over by the Pope and the same team of Synod manipulators that rigged the Synods of 2014-2015, is a preview of the further ecclesial subversion that will take place in the Synod hall this coming October. In his address to the gathering, Pope Francis declared that “young people” are the voice...
  • Shock: Dozens of ‘Christian’ Faith Leaders Sign Letter Supporting ‘Right to…Abortion’

    03/21/2018 4:42:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/18 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    DES MOINES, Iowa, March 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Sixty-eight faith leaders who say they are Christian signed a letter of protest against a proposed Iowa law that would protect preborn children from abortion once their heartbeat is detectable. "As faith leaders, we want to use our collective voices to stand with Iowa women in support of their constitutional right ... to an abortion," the letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register begins. Speaking against the Iowa Heartbeat Bill, the faith leaders write supportively of a pregnant mother's "private medical decisions,” referring to her choosing abortion. “Most Iowans, people...
  • Gay Irish Leader and Boyfriend Lead NY St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/21/2018 4:33:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/19/18 | Stephen Wynne
    Pair green-lighted by NY Catholic leadersNEW YORK ( - New York's Catholic leaders marked the city's 257th St. Patrick's Day Parade by spotlighting openly gay marchers, chief among them, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland. The prime minister and his boyfriend helped lead the parade, marching alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo and Congressman Peter King, both self-described Catholics. Varadkar hailed the significance of the event. "It was a real privilege to march with my partner at this parade in New York," he said after the parade. "Only a few years ago, people couldn't march under the rainbow banner but that has...
  • What Mary Eberstadt told Notre Dame about 'Humanae Vitae'

    03/21/2018 8:49:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 20, 2018 | Perry West
    Author Mary Eberstadt told students at the University of Notre Dame Tuesday that a 50-year-old document on contraception is critical to understanding the state of contemporary culture. Eberstadt, a senior researcher at the Faith and Reason Institute, spoke at Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, explaining that the prophetic message of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae has become a reality.“Contraceptive technology, as Paul VI foresaw, opens a Pandora’s box of mischief in which the stronger have the advantage,” Eberstadt told Notre Dame students March 20.“For some while now, it’s been apparent that the sexual revolution that began...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    03/21/2018 8:27:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Greek Metropolitan Found Innocent of Homophobia-Hate Speech Charges

    03/20/2018 6:30:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 3/19/18
    A Greek court has acquitted Metropolitan Ambrose of Kalavryta, not finding any incitements to violence in a controversial 2015 blog post in which the bishop wrote about the sin of homosexuality, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the TV channel Star. The court session ended late in the evening on Thursday. The trial had been delayed and was held with increased security measures, as before the session, a group of anarchists organized a LGBT support rally near the court, hanging large panels and breaking the windows with rocks. His Eminence was accused of hate speech after his blog posting in which...
  • California Teacher Put on Leave After Asking if School Would Allow a Pro-Life Walkout

    03/20/2018 6:20:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Julianne Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School, asked students if school administrators would permit an anti-abortion protest, gets placed on administrative leave as a consequence A California high school teacher has been placed on leave after she wondered if her school would permit an organized walkout to protest abortion. According to CBS Sacramento, Rocklin High School’s Julianne Benzel said all she did was have a conversation with her class last Thursday and Friday about the “politics of protest” — a lesson ahead of yesterday’s school walkouts. However, this seems to have angered some students and their parents. Benzel said...
  • Francis Bootlicks Leftwing Fake "Youth"

    03/20/2018 11:43:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 19, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Francis Bootlicks Leftwing Fake "Youth" With a usual “speak boldly, do not be ashamed”, Pope Francis addressed a pre-synodal meeting of 300 selected leftwing radicals which he invited to represent "the youth". During their first meeting on March 19 in Rome, he asked them to say what they “feel”. Francis called on the Church to listen to "the young people" which he himself did not chose among Catholics but rather among atheists and nihilists. This way, Francis attempts to understand what "God" wants from the Church "today". Not surprisingly Australia’s delegate Angela Markas told the pre-synodal meeting that she wants...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s relief agency sits on governing body of contraception-promoting org

    03/20/2018 11:37:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Lepanto Institute via LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Michael Hichborn
    March 19, 2018 (Lepanto Institute) – Caritas Internationalis, which is the Vatican-run confederation of Catholic international aid and development agencies, is on the board of directors of The Sphere Project, whose central purpose is to promote a standard handbook for aid and development work. The handbook strongly advocates for the use of contraception, including so-called "emergency" contraceptives for victims of rape. The Sphere Project says that it is: a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim – to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their...
  • Faith-Based Movie Shocks Hollywood By Coming in Third at the Weekend Box Office

    03/20/2018 11:33:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Movie Guide ^ | March 20, 2018 | Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
    When the Dennis Quaid starring movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE released last weekend, few thought that it would gross $17 million in its opening weekend, with a per-screen average of $10,400. Considering the movie had a production budget of $7 million, this is an outstanding return no matter how you slice it. In comparison, 21st Century Fox’s LGBT teen romance movie which opened in 800 more theaters than I CAN ONLY IMAGINE grossed only $11 million with a per-screen average of $4,700. It also beat out Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME in its second weekend, which only brought in $16...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe"

    03/20/2018 8:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe" The so called "new paradigm” drawn from Amoris Laetitia, suggests that some Catholics are not required to submit to the divine and natural laws, Christian Brugger, a father of five children who taught moral theology and served as a theological consultant to the US bishops, writes on (March 19). Brugger appeals to the bishops to resist this “new paradigm” whose logic "will surely be applied to contraceptive acts, homosexual behavior, and to other traditionally rejected behaviors”. He believes that only such an intervention can avert what otherwise will be...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    03/20/2018 7:18:18 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart of man is like...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?" A Conference.

    03/20/2018 6:54:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    It is confirmed. Next April 7, the Saturday of Easter Week, a very special conference will be held in Rome. The intention of which will be to show the Catholic Church the way to go, after the uncertain journey of the first five years of the pontificate of Pope Francis.The reckoning of this five-year period, in fact, is rather critical, to judge from the title of the conference:“Catholic Church, where are you going?”And even more so if one looks at the subtitle: “Only a blind man can deny that in the Church there is great confusion.” This is taken from...
  • Catholic college won’t defend student threatened with gay rape for defending marriage

    03/19/2018 8:12:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Catholic college students are threatening, harassing, and targeting a Resident Advisor (RA), including with a cartoon depicting him being anally raped, for posting a bulletin board affirming Catholic teaching on marriage. “I couldn’t even go brush my teeth for several nights without facing a mob in my hallway,” the RA, Michael Smalanskas, told LifeSiteNews. Providence College, where this is taking place, is run by the Dominican order’s Province of St. Joseph – well-known in most places for its orthodoxy. However, in response to repeated vandalism of the bulletin board and other student employees threateningly congregating outside the Catholic RA’s door...
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks about my work. I say I’ve been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says “Isn’t he so wonderful?” or, “That must be an inspiring thing,” or, “I have a friend who would love to read it.” And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, “Well, they should know that it’s not entirely favorable.”
  • Catholic Principal Defies Planned Parenthood. Her Worst Enemy? The Local Bishop.

    03/19/2018 6:16:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/16/18 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    March 16, 2018 (Rorate Caeli) – It is always local situations that show how deep the problems in the Church are at the present time. The problematic issuances from Rome, Germany and Chicago are indeed disturbing, but to see how far things have gone, one must go to the local level of the Church: the diocese and the parish. Go to a typical parish Mass to see the fruit of the liturgical experiment of the post-Conciliar Church. The unmooring from the Tradition of the Church is plain to see in the carrying out of the deliberate misunderstanding of the Mass...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis' modus operandi

    03/19/2018 3:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Pope Francis' modus operandi Five years into the Bergoglio pontificate, Rorate is (finally!) far from alone in our reporting and analysis of Pope Francis. Several books exposing the behavior and methods used by Jorge Bergoglio have been, or are in the process of being, published.  Ross Douthat, the lone conservative columnist at the New York Times, has one such book in the works, which will be released next week. Mr. Douthat had a column in the Sunday New York Times (largely an excerpt from his forthcoming book) exposing the myth that Francis would grow the Church (Mass attendance has been down under...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    03/19/2018 6:49:20 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • Gay Male Prostitute Outs Dozens of Active Homosexual Priests to Vatican in 1200-Page Dossier

    03/18/2018 5:48:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/9/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    ITALY, March 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A scandal now sending shockwaves through the Catholic Church erupted last week when a gay male prostitute produced a massive dossier outing scores of priests who allegedly lead a double life of both ordained minister and homosexual sex-fiend. The dossier included seminarians as well. The author of the dossier, gay “escort” Francesco Mangiacapra, said he wrote the report because he could no longer stand the “hypocrisy” of the many priests he serviced. The 1,200-page dossier, replete with explicit WhatsApp messages, erotic photos, and lurid descriptions of priests involved in gay sexual activity and drug...
  • College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders

    03/18/2018 3:53:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    fox ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Caleb Parke | Fox News
    A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only two genders. Lake Ingle, a senior at the university, said he was silenced and punished by IUP Professor Alison Downie for questioning her during a Feb. 28 “Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation” lecture. After showing a 15-minute TED Talk by transgender ex-pastor Paula Stone Williams discussing the “reality” of “mansplaining,” “sexism from men,” and “male privilege,” the professor asked the women in the class to share their thoughts. When no women in the class said anything, Ingle...