Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Bishop Thomas Paprocki Exorcizes Gay Marriage Demons Out Of Illinois

Above is a page from yesterday’s program at the gay marriage exorcism held in Illinois by Bishop Thomas Paprocki. The head of the Springfield Diocese delivered his remarks to a large crowd of worshippers in the cavernous Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception only blocks from the Capitol, where lawmakers approved the same-sex marriage legislation two weeks ago. “I exorcise you, ...

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Quote Of The Day – Cardinal George

“There will be consequences for the Church and society that will become clearer as the law is used to sue for discrimination. The law has made some gays and lesbians happy, and that is not a bad thing in itself. The law, however, is bad law because it will contribute over the long run to the further dissolution of marriage ...

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Senate Confirms Openly Gay US Ambassador To Dominican Republic

The Senate has confirmed Human Rights Campaign board member Wally Brewster as the US ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Brewster becomes the fifth openly gay US ambassador currently serving.  Via HRC: When nominated for the ambassadorship, Wally Brewster served as Senior Executive for SB&K Global, a global consumer dynamics strategy consulting firm, where he worked with clients on global expansion ...

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ILLINOIS: Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki To Exorcise State Of Gay Demons After Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Next Wednesday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign the marriage equality bill in a ceremony at the state capitol. At the same time, also in Springfield, Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki plans to hold a prayer of exorcism to rid the state of all those happy, dancing, homosexual demons. Seriously. Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will offer “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism ...

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MINNESOTA: Archdiocese Sued Again Over Claims It Shielded Pedophile Priest

Yet another lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis. Via MPR News: The lawsuit filed Thursday morning by St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson on behalf of a man in his 50s alleges Kern abused him starting when he was 12 years old while Kern was working at Our Lady of Grace in Edina during the ...

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Catholic Church On ENDA: Discrimination Against Gay People Should Remain Legal

The United States Conference On Catholic Bishops has issued a press release and sent a letter to members of the Senate in which they declare that it should remain legal to fire LGBT people. Peter Montgomery of People From The American Way has a excerpt: While the Church is opposed to unjust discrimination on any grounds, including those related to ...

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Vatican Polls Parishes On Marriage

Via the Washington Post: The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year. The poll was sent in mid-October to every national conference of bishops with ...

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Paging Bill Donohue

“This sinfully funny costume includes classic black priest robe with attached collar and jock strap with inflatable prosthetic, giving a new meaning to ‘please rise.'” UPDATE: And right on cue, Bill Donohue. The priest costume shows the clergyman in black cassock with an erection. The nun costume shows her in full habit and pregnant. Anyone who wants to buy a ...

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GERMANY: Pope Francis Expels Bishop Over Opulent $43M Residence Complex

I told you about this guy two weeks ago. Now he’s been expelled by Pope Francis. The Vatican stressed that Francis took the decision based on “objective” information, suggesting that the Vatican wasn’t being swayed by the popular outcry. Francis has also made it clear he expects his bishops to live simply, setting as an example his own humble lifestyle. ...

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Religion’s Gifts To The World

Eleventh in a monthly series.

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OHIO: Catholic Priest Charged With Soliciting Prostitution While HIV-Positive

Cleveland police have arrested a Catholic priest for soliciting prostitution in a public park. Father James McGonegal later revealed that he is HIV-positive, which brings additional charges. In the incident report released today, an off-duty Cleveland Metroparks ranger said McGonegal offered the ranger $50 to help him “get off,” then exposed himself and masturbated, all while sitting inside his late-model ...

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Praise Lesus

The Vatican has suspended sales of a papal medal which heralds the world’s savior, Lesus. Four of the medals, which went on sale Tuesday, had already been sold. It has been suggested that because of the error these could become valuable. The medals were made by the Italian State Mint and should have carried the inscription: “Vidit ergo Jesus publicanum, ...

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GERMANY: Catholic Bishop Called To Resign Over $37M Private Residence

A Catholic bishop in Germany is facing demands to resign after it was revealed that his under-construction private residence will cost $37M. Via Reuters: Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, bishop of Limburg, was investigated by a Vatican envoy last month after protests in his diocese against lavish spending at odds with Pope Francis’s shift of the Church’s focus towards simplicity and poverty. ...

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Cardinal Dolan On Pope Francis

“What he [Pope Francis] is saying is that if the perception of the church is of a scold who’s always nagging and always negative and always fearful, we’re not going to make many converts, because nobody wants to join the church out of fear or (join a) a paranoid group. If we emphasize the positive, the gracious, the embracing, the ...

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POLAND: Archbishop Blames Divorced Parents For Pedophile Priests

“Many of these cases of (sexual) molestation could be avoided given a healthy relationship between parents. We often hear that this inappropriate attitude (pedophilia), or abuse, manifests itself when a child is looking for love. It (the child) clings, it searches. It gets lost itself and then draws another person into this. How many wounds are their in children’s hearts, ...

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NOM Announces NJ Hate Coalition

The New Jersey Family Policy Council and New Jersey Family First are two divisions of the same group and their mouthpiece is “ex-gay” crackpot Greg Quinlan. So basically this coalition is Catholics and “ex-gays.”

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Priest Arrested For Rape Of Altar Boy

Another day, another Catholic priest arrested. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: District Attorney Seth Williams announced the arrest of Rev. Robert L. Brennan, 75, for allegedly raping an altar boy between 1998 and 2001, while he was assistant pastor at Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Rhawnhurst. The charges came about after a 26-year-old man reportedly encouraged by last year’s trial ...

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Vatican Squashes Gay Photo Exhibit

After threats of legal action from the Vatican, an art gallery in Rome has covered up its exhibit of photos depicting gay men kissing in Catholic churches. Pink News reports: The photography series by Gonzalo Orquin, had been due to open at the Galleria L’Opera beginning on Wednesday evening. The photographer said the gallery had received a legal notice from ...

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ILLINOIS: Religious And Hate Groups Announce “Defend Marriage Lobby Day”

The Catholic Conference of Illinois, the Illinois Family Institute, and NOM are jointly promoting October 23rd as “Defend Marriage Lobby Day” at the state capitol.  Brian Brown writes: You may have heard media reports in the past week that the sponsors of the same-sex ‘marriage’ bill are reconsidering their strategy of calling the bill for a vote during the veto ...

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HomoQuotable – Fred Karger

“In a August 22 blog post the National Organization of Marriage wrote, ‘What’s the best way to weaken and silence those you disagree with? Intimidation and threats, of course.’ That statement also went into a NOM email blast to its claimed list of 500,000. NOM and its president, Brian Brown, have been attacking me ever since my sworn complaint against ...

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