Tag Archives: Catholic Church

New York Daily News: Trump Is Anti-Christ

Not THE Anti-Christ, mind you. From their story: Donald Trump has been declared “not Christian” by the world’s foremost expert on the topic — Pope Francis. The Holy War of words erupted when the pontiff blasted the GOP presidential front-runner’s plan to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and expel 11 million undocumented immigrants. “A person who thinks only ...

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Pope Francis: Trump Is Not A Christian [VIDEO]

From the New York Times: Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump “is not Christian” because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border. “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and ...

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ITALY: Civil Unions Vote Postponed Again

We had hoped to get a final vote today. Not so. Reuters reports: Italy on Wednesday postponed voting on legislation that offers homosexual couples legal recognition as some allies of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pushed for the removal of a provision that allows limited adoption rights. This latest delay represented a setback for Renzi, who had promised to enact the ...

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ITALY: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Tells Catholic Church To Stay Out Of The Civil Unions Debate

Reuters reports: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi rejected on Friday the Roman Catholic Church’s interference in a parliamentary debate on legislation that offers homosexual couples legal recognition and limited adoption rights. Renzi spoke a day after the head of the Italian bishops’ conference, Angelo Bagnasco, urged the upper house Senate to allow secret balloting when it votes on the bill, ...

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CUBA: Pope Francis & Head Of Russian Orthodox Church Issue Joint Denouncement Of Gay Marriage

Last month the head of the Russian Orthodox Church declared that young men become terrorists because they are outraged about gay pride parades. Today he is in Cuba with Pope Francis for the first meeting between the heads of their churches in over 1000 years. With ten centuries worth of bickering to discuss, naturally the first thing they did was ...

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ITALY: Vote On Civil Unions Bill Postponed

One of Italy’s far right parties has proposed thousands of amendments in an attempt to destroy the civil unions bill. The vote on the bill was yesterday postponed until Tuesday. ANSA reports: A conference of Senate whips on Wednesday postponed voting on the government’s hotly contested civil unions bill to next Tuesday. Earlier, the Senate rejected a motion to not ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor De Blasio To March With Irish LGBT Group In First St. Patrick’s Parade Appearance

Stand by for the usual fit from Bill Donohue. Irish Central reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will, for the first time ever, march in this year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Voice has learned. The mayor, who refused to take part in the parade in prior years due to the exclusion of gay ...

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ITALY: Catholic Church & Anti-Gay Groups Stage Massive Rally Against Civil Unions Bill [VIDEO]

Anti-LGBT groups and the Catholic Church have organized a massive rally taking place in Rome today against the civil unions bill under consideration in Parliament. The day began with Anonymous hacking the website of the group organizing the protest, replacing their banner with a “Love Is Love” message. The Guardian reports: Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Rome ...

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ITALY: Huge Civil Unions Rallies Take Place Across Nation In Advance Of Parliament’s Debate [VIDEO]

From the New York Times: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in nearly 100 cities across Italy to urge the government to permit gay and lesbian couples to have civil unions and legally recognized families. Mirco Pierro, 39, rallied in front of the Pantheon in Rome with his partner and twin infants, saying he wanted “to defend the rights ...

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ITALY: Pope Francis Slams Civil Unions Bill

ANSA reports: Pope Francis said in a speech for the opening of judicial year of the Vatican’s Roman Rota tribunal that the Catholic Church cannot accept traditional families and other types of unions being given the same status. The pope said the Church’s recent two-year Synod process on the family “told the world that there can be no confusion between ...

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ITALY: Catholic Amendment To Civil Unions Bill Would Imprison Gay Couples Who Use Surrogate Mothers

Italy’s The Local reports: In a move branded “indecent” by Italy’s biggest gay rights group, Catholic senators from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party have tabled [put forth] an amendment to draft legislation legalizing same sex unions which would require gay couples to prove they had not used a surrogate. If they cannot, the partner who is not the biological ...

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REPORT: Over 200 Boys Were Abused At German Catholic School Run By Brother Of Pope Benedict

The Guardian reports: At least 231 children at a famous boys’ choir school in Germany were victims of physical abuse, according to a lawyer tasked by the Catholic institution with investigating allegations, giving a far higher figure than thought for the scandal, which dates back decades. The Regensburger Domspatzen, a 1,000-year-old choir in Regensburg, Bavaria, was dragged into the massive ...

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ITALY: Catholic Bishop Alleged To Have Known Pedophile Priest Was Meeting Teens On Grindr

The International Business Times reports: Italian police have arrested an alleged paedophile priest amid media accusation he was protected by the local bishop. Detectives allege father Antonello Tropea, 44, used gay dating app Grindr to groom teenage boys who he then paid for clandestine encounters in the southern Calabria region. Tropea was held on 18 December at the end of ...

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Brian Brown Celebrates Slovenia Marriage Repeal

“I am happy to report that Slovenia voted by over 63 percent on Sunday to reject so-called same-sex ‘marriage.’ The government had rammed through the legislation and had done everything possible to stop traditional marriage and prevent the people from having a direct vote. “As occurred to our coalition in Washington, DC and elsewhere, the government claimed that the people ...

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SLOVENIA: Voters Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

Credit goes to Pope Francis and the local Catholic Church. Via the Associated Press: Preliminary referendum results have shown that Slovenians have rejected a same-sex marriage law by a large margin. The results released Sunday by authorities show 63 voted against a bill that defines marriage as a union of two adults, while 37 were in favor. The results are ...

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Pew: More Christians Now Accept Homosexuality

Via Pew Research: Acceptance of homosexuality is rising across the broad spectrum of American Christianity, including among members of churches that strongly oppose homosexual relationships as sinful, according to an extensive Pew Research Center survey of U.S. religious beliefs and practices. Amid a changing religious landscape that has seen a declining percentage of Americans who identify as Christian, a majority ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Court Rules That Catholic Prep School Broke Law In Gay-Hiring Retraction

ABC News reports: An all-girls Catholic prep school in Massachusetts violated state anti-discrimination law by rescinding a job offer to a man in a same-sex marriage, a judge ruled. Matthew Barrett was offered a job as Fontbonne Academy’s food services director in 2013, but the offer was withdrawn days later after he listed his husband as his emergency contact. Barrett ...

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SLOVENIA: Pope Endorses Marriage Repeal Effort

Agence France-Presse reports: Pope Francis today urged Slovenian politicians to stand up for family values, four days before the country votes in a referendum on gay marriage. Without explicitly mentioning the vote, Francis told a group of Slovenian pilgrims that he encouraged “everyone, especially those with public responsibility, to support the family, a structural reference point for the life of ...

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LAWSUIT: Cardinal Timothy Dolan Knew That Priest Stole $1 Million To Pay “S&M Dungeon Master”

Well, this will keep the tabloids busy for a while. Via the New York Post: A Catholic priest swiped collection-plate donations to pay for drug-fueled sex romps with a heavily muscled S&M “master,” a new lawsuit charges. Parishioners claim the Rev. Peter Miqueli has stolen at least $1 million since 2003 while leading churches on Roosevelt Island and in The Bronx, ...

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MINNESOTA: Diocese Of Duluth Files For Bankruptcy After Court Awards Millions In Clergy Abuse Case

The Associated Press reports: The Diocese of Duluth, a sprawling but sparsely populated Roman Catholic diocese in northeastern Minnesota, filed an emergency petition for federal bankruptcy protection Monday after a jury found it partially responsible for millions of dollars awarded in a clergy sex abuse case last month. The diocese said the move for Chapter 11 reorganization was necessary after ...

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