Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Pope Sends Message To Trump: I Pray That You’ll Be Guided By Ethical Values And Concern For The Poor

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LOL. Via press release from the Vatican: “Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office. At a time when our human family is beset by grave ...

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Pope Commands Bishops To Have “Zero Tolerance” For Child Sex Abuse (That They’ve Been Covering Up)

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Reuters reports: Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for “a sin that shames us”. In a letter sent on Dec. 28 but released by the Vatican only on Monday, Francis said: “I would like us to renew our complete commitment ...

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United Nations Rejects Another Attempt To Abolish LGBT Rights Watchdog Post Despite Vatican Pressure

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Via press release from OutRight Action International: Today in the United Nations General Assembly, a cross-regional group of states affirmed the principles of universal human rights by blocking a hostile attempt to prevent the work established by the UN Human Rights Council of the Independent Expert on Discrimination and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. A small group ...

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Anti-Gay Site Founded By Alleged Ex-Gay Man Attacks “Morally Failing” Malta For Banning Ex-Gay Torture

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Earlier this year Michael Voris, the virulently anti-gay and comically bewigged Catholic activist behind the website Church Militant, confessed that he had once led a “sexually sinful life of live-in relationships with homosexual men.” Today Voris’ site denounces Malta, which last week banned ex-gay torture. From their article: Although Malta has a 90-plus percent Catholic population and is a Catholic ...

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ARIZONA: Diocese Of Phoenix To Host Ex-Gay Training On How Not To Commit Hot Sweaty Gay Sodomy

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Via press release from Christian Newswire: The Diocese of Phoenix and Courage International will host the upcoming Truth and Love conference. The goal is to offer sound practical and pastoral guidance on the topics of homosexuality and sexual identity. The event, Jan. 9-11, 2017, at St. Paul Parish in Phoenix, is the third of its kind. Previous educational conferences organized ...

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Pope Reaffirms Ban On Priests With “Deep-Seated Homosexual Tendencies” And Those Who Support Gays

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The Washington Post reports: People who have “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” cannot be priests in the Catholic church, the Vatican said in a new document on the priesthood. The document said the church’s policy on gay priests has not changed since the last Vatican pronouncement on the subject in 2005. Some have been hoping ...

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SWIPE LEFT FOR JESUS: Catholic Church Launches App To Find Nearest Place To Confess Your Sins [VIDEO]

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The Telegraph reports: Confession, they say, is good for the soul and, in some cases perhaps, the sooner the better. Now, for those with a burning need to unburden themselves, one Roman Catholic archdiocese has launched what is thought to be the world’s first interactive GPS-powered “confession finder”. Using similar technology to the dating hook-up app Tinder, it guides the ...

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Pope Gives Priests Permission To Forgive Abortion

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NPR reports: Pope Francis has declared that abortion, which remains a “grave sin” in the eyes of the Catholic Church, can be forgiven by ordinary priests for the foreseeable future — instead of requiring the intervention of a bishop. The change was implemented on a temporary basis, for one year only, as part of the Catholic Church’s “Year of Mercy,” ...

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ITALY: The Vatican Condemns Catholic Radio Station For Blaming Earthquakes On Same-Sex Civil Unions

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The BBC reports: The Vatican has condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station after a broadcast said the recent earthquakes in Italy were “God’s punishment” for gay civil unions. The remarks, made on the station Radio Maria, were “offensive and scandalous”, the Vatican said. A Dominican friar said the quakes, including one in August that killed nearly 300, were caused by ...

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San Diego Catholic Church: It’s A Mortal Sin To Vote For Democrats (And Hillary Is Totally Possessed By Satan)

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The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Between requests for prayers for the sick and a notice for an upcoming chastity luncheon, a newsletter from a Catholic church in Old Town that doubles as an election-day polling site included a flier that told parishioners they’ll go to hell if they vote for Democrats. Two Sundays later, the message had changed: Satan was ...

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NEW JERSEY: Catholic Priest Busted For Child Porn, Charged With 40 Felony Counts Of Sexual Abuse

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NJ.com reports: A Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has been arrested on child pornography charges. Kevin Gugliotta, 54, of Mahwah allegedly uploaded illicit images from a computer in his vacation home in Lehigh Township, Pa. on July 9, the Wayne County District Attorney said in a news release on Wednesday. Gugliotta worked at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in ...

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Sacred Places Only: The Vatican Bans Catholics From Keeping Ashes Of Their Loved Ones At Home

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The Guardian reports: Catholics are forbidden from keeping the ashes of cremated loved ones at home, scattering them, dividing them between family members or turning them into mementoes, the Vatican has ruled. Ashes must be stored in a sacred place, such as a cemetery, according to instructions disclosed at a press conference in Rome on Tuesday. Acknowledging that an increasing ...

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Trump Gets Booed At Catholic Gala [VIDEO]

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ABC News reports: Donald Trump was booed Thursday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner after delivering a series of jabs at his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, including trying to riff on a controversial remark he made at the latest presidential debate about her being a “nasty woman.” Clinton also didn’t play nice, however her jokes appeared to be ...

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MEXICO: Catholic Church Joins Anti-LGBT Hate Group To Deliver 500K Petitions Against Same-Sex Marriage

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Rex Wockner recaps today’s report from El Universal: The National Front for the Family will go to Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies Tuesday to deliver more than half a million signatures opposing President Enrique Peña Nieto’s initiatives on marriage equality and on inclusion of what opponents call “the ideology of gender” in school teaching. The announcement came from the Archdiocese of ...

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AUSTRALIA: Christian Groups Call For Month Of Prayer And Fasting To Stop Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

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Via press release from Christian Newswire: Over the last several years Australia has led a worldwide call for extended periods of Prayer & Fasting for America. Now Australian prayer leaders are asking for prayer support from the USA and other parts of the world as they face the homosexual juggernaut of the political elites to redefine marriage in Australia. The ...

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On Mexico’s Surging Anti-LGBT Movement

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Buzzfeed reporter J. Lester Feder has done a fascinating deep dive into Mexico’s nascent anti-LGBT movement, which first gained international headlines last month with massive protest marches against the president’s campaign to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. A couple of key excerpts: The national media were stunned, and marriage equality supporters were incredulous. There had never been a serious national anti-LGBT ...

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Pope Applauds Mexico’s Anti-Gay Hate Rally

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The Associated Press reports: After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. “I join willingly the Bishops of Mexico in supporting the efforts of the Church and ...

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MEXICO: 80K March In Anti-Gay Hate Rally [VIDEO]

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Telesur reports: At least 80,000 people have attended the anti-gay rally called “rally to defend our families” in Mexico City on Saturday, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. The protest is organized by Catholics and the ultra-conservative National Front for the Family, who have been calling people to take to the streets to “defend their families and children” against same-sex marriages ...

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Christian Site Declares: There’s No Such Thing As Gay Sex, It’s All Just “Genital Activity” Between Two Persons

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From the Christian site LifeSiteNews: Some of the phrases that I can’t stand writing as a pro-family reporter are “men having sex with men (MSM)” or “gay sexual relationship” or “gay sex.” And I’ll tell you why. It’s obvious on a purely biological level that two males or two females are utterly incompatible with one another when it comes to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Priest Who Said Catholic Gays Must Remain Celibate Accused Of Molesting Teenage Boy

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The Archdiocese of New York says the accusation is “credible.” The New York Daily News reports: A priest who once said homosexuals had to live a “celibate life” to be good Catholics has been accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy at a Bronx church about 30 years ago. But without a change to the statute of limitations on child sex ...

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