Tag Archives: Catholic Church

MINNESOTA: Gay Reporter Grills Archbishop John Nienstedt About His Sexuality And Views On LGBT Rights

Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt, who spearheaded his state’s campaign against same-sex marriage, is being investigated over allegations that he has had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. This week a gay local television reporter grilled him about his sexuality and his views on gay rights. Via Minnesota City Pages: Last week, embattled Archbishop John Nienstedt did the …

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Archbishop John Nienstedt: I’m Not Gay

Early this month it was disclosed that the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis was investigating claims that scandal-plagued Archbishop John Nienstedt has had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. Today the Minneapolis StarTribune asked him point blank: Nienstedt said he believed that the investigation involved five allegations of sexual impropriety, including from the time he served …

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Catholic Bishops Have The Virginia Sadz

“Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a District Court’s decision that struck down Virginia’s constitutional marriage amendment. This action reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the intrinsic nature of marriage and is an injustice to Virginia voters. As Catholic bishops, we once again affirm what our 2,000-year-old faith teaches: that all men and women are endowed …

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Cardinal Francis George: America Is Being Destroyed By Tyranny Of Gay Marriage

“The imposition of a definition of marriage that destroys the natural meaning of marital union is becoming another test case for religious liberty. The law now holds that men and women are interchangeable in marriage, as if children did not need both a mother and a father to be born and raised with some security. These are laws that mark …

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VATICAN: Pope Francis Hints At “Solution” To Celibacy For Priests

Pope Francis said yesterday that he is working on a “solution” to the issue of celibacy for priests. Speaking to Italy’s La Repubblica daily, Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church and cited his aides as saying that “the level of paedophilia in the Church is at two percent”. “That two percent includes priests and …

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Pope Meets Abuse Victims For First Time, Promises Accountability, Begs Forgiveness

Today Pope Francis met with six victims of pedophile priests in his first such meeting since becoming pontiff in March of last year. Catholic bishops “will be held accountable” for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis said Monday, his strongest acknowledgment yet of what abuse victims have been saying for decades: that the cover-ups have often been …

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Vatican Formally Endorses Exorcism

Via the Guardian: Exorcists now have an extra weapon in their fight against evil – the official backing of the Catholic church. The Vatican has formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests in 30 countries who liberate the faithful from demons. The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported this week that the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy …

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop John Nienstedt Accused Of “Inappropriate Sexual Relations” With Priests And Other Men

Virulently anti-gay Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt is being investigated for having had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. The archdiocese confirmed the investigation, which was first reported by Commonweal, a Catholic magazine based in New York. Nienstedt, 67, said in a separate statement that the allegations “are absolutely and entirely false” and he said he himself authorized …

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Indiana Archbishop Has The Equality Sadz

“The Church upholds the dignity and sanctity of marriage as a natural union established by God between one man and one woman, intended towards the establishment of a family in which children are born, raised, and nurtured. This is not simply a matter of belief. It is at the very heart of the nature of marriage. Thus, it is not …

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Pope Francis Excommunicates The Mafia

Via the Guardian: Pope Francis has issued the strongest condemnation of organised crime groups by a pontiff in two decades, accusing them of practising “the adoration of evil” and saying that mafiosi were excommunicated. It was the first time a pope had used the word excommunication – a total cutoff from the church – in direct reference to members of …

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Leader Of Neo-Nazi Backed French Hate Group Joins NOM’s March On SCOTUS

Second from the left holding the banner is Ludovine Rochere, the head of France’s anti-gay Manif Pour Tous, which is supported at home by the neo-Nazi National Front Party, whose Holocaust-denying founder has been repeatedly convicted of inciting racial and religious hatred. Last week Pope Francis invited Rochere to a private mass where she presented him with a Manif Pour …

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LIVE VIDEO: NOM’s Hate March

UPDATE: The live stream has concluded. You can watch the full two hours of hysterical ranting here.

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Haters Gear Up For NOM Hate March

Tomorrow we’re gonna hijack the fuck out of that hashtag.

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NOM Forms Secretive New Anti-Gay Supergroup With Archbishop Cordileone

Writing for the HRC’s NOM Exposed blog, Jeremy Hooper reports that that NOM has formed a shadowy new anti-gay supergroup in partnership with the Becket Fund, Alliance Defending Freedom, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and the Witherspoon Institute, which was the primary funding source for the debunked Regnerus study. The new coalition is called the Princeton Group, presumably because its …

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MARYLAND: Archdiocese Of Baltimore Church Holds Gay Pride Celebration

Set your faces to stunned. From the website of the Archdiocese Of Baltimore: Celebrate Pride Month with the St. Ignatius community! Embracing God’s Gifts, St. Ignatius’ Gay & Lesbian ministry, is inviting you to join us on Friday, June 13th at 7 PM in the Chapel of Grace, where we will give thanks to God for the gift of family. …

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Archbishop Cordileone: YOU People Are The Haters, I’m Going To NOM’s March

Last week dozen of prominent politicians and faith leaders sent a letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, urging him not to attend NOM’s hate march in Washington DC. Yesterday Cordileone responded to them with a letter of his own. Here’s an excerpt: It gives me assurance that we share a common disdain for harsh and hateful rhetoric. It must …

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Tony Perkins Slams Nancy Pelosi

“In a scathing rebuke of orthodox Catholicism, Rep. Pelosi, who last year won Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, had the audacity to lecture her hometown Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on the irrelevance of natural marriage. Outraged that Archbishop Cordileone would speak at this week’s March for Marriage in D.C., Pelosi accused him of joining ‘venom masquerading as virtue.’ Meanwhile, what happened to …

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Bill Donohue Attacks Nancy Pelosi

“On June 19, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will speak at a Washington rally organized by the National Organization for Marriage. Pelosi is urging him to cancel his plans because the event is not supported by her homosexual friends. Her unmitigated arrogance was on full display when she invoked a remark by Pope Francis. ‘If someone is gay and is …

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Nancy Pelosi To Archbishop Cordileone: Drop Out Of NOM’s Hate March

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has written to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with a demand that he drop out of NOM’s hate march. Pelosi, who is one of the country’s most powerful Catholic politicians, made a passionate appeal to the archbishop in a letter obtained by The Chronicle not to participate in the National Organization for Marriage’s June 19 …

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VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis Holds Private Mass With President Of Viciously Anti-Gay Manif Pour Tous

Pope Francis today held a private mass with Ludovine Rochere, the president of France’s viciously anti-gay Manif Pour Tous, which held many massive and often violent rallies during the battle for same-sex marriage.  From the right wing newspaper Le Figaro (via Google Translate): The Pope “listened very carefully,” according to the president of Manif Pour Tous, Ludovine Rochere, in a …

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