Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Pope Fires US Bishop Over Alleged Abuse Coverup

Via press release from Minnesota’s Diocese of Crookston: It has been announced today that, after an extensive investigation, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, asked for, and has now accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Crookston. The investigation which led to the acceptance of Bishop Hoeppner’s resignation arose from reports that he …

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Pope Demands Vaccines For Poor In Easter Message

Reuters reports: Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”. “The pandemic is still spreading, while the social and economic crisis remains severe, especially for the poor. Nonetheless – and this is scandalous – armed conflicts …

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Vatican Cardinal: Biden Isn’t A Real Catholic [VIDEO]

Via press release from Christian Newswire: From his residence in Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke responded pastorally to questions posed by Thomas McKenna, Founder of Catholic Action for Faith and Family and host of the monthly broadcast “Conversations with Cardinal Burke.” In the 25-minute interview, Cardinal Burke articulates in clear and unwavering terms a set of prudent steps of pastoral …

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Pope Francis: Satan Is Making The Pandemic Worse

Reuters reports: Pope Francis led Palm Sunday services in an almost empty St. Peter’s Basilica because of coronavirus restrictions for the second consecutive year and said the devil is taking advantage of the pandemic. In pre-coronavirus times, Palm Sunday, which marks the start of Holy Week and leads to Easter, tens of thousands of people would pack St. Peter’s Square. …

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Catholic Church Lobbied Against LGBT Suicide Hotline

The National Catholic Reporter reports: When the U.S. Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act last fall to establish a toll-free number with assistance for those with mental health crises, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops quietly lobbied behind the scenes against the legislation. The bishops’ justification? The legislation contained special funding for LGBTQ support. “All persons must be …

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Priest And Dominatrices Charged In Altar Three-Way

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: A former priest and two professional dominatrices accused of performing sex acts on the altar of a Catholic church in Pearl River were charged by the north shore District Attorney’s Office Thursday with one count of institutional vandalism, a felony. Travis John Clark, 37, who was pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and …

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Vatican: Priests Cannot Bless “Sinful” Same-Sex Unions

Reuters reports: The Vatican said on Monday that priests and other Catholic Church ministers cannot bless same-sex unions and that such blessings are “not licit” if carried out. The Vatican’s doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), issued the ruling in response to questions and moves in some parishes to impart such blessings as a sign …

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Catholic Church Opposes Colorado Bill That Lifts Time Limit On Lawsuits Against Accused Child Molesters

The Denver Post reports: For decades, survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their advocates have urged states to let them hold abusers accountable in civil court, no matter how long it’s been since the abuse. A bipartisan bill in the Colorado Legislature to do just that so far appears to have widespread approval, but it’s not without opposition from the …

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Pope Francis Visits Iraq Under Massive Security [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Pope Francis has touched down in Iraq for the first-ever papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country, beginning a four-day visit in Baghdad, where yellow and white Vatican flags and likenesses of the pontiff flutter above hastily weeded traffic circles. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi welcomed Francis at Baghdad International Airport. He was greeted with fanfare as he stepped …

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Archdiocese: Don’t Get J&J’s Immoral “Abortion” Vax

From the Archdiocese of New Orleans: The Archdiocese of New Orleans, in light of guidance from the Vatican, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and The National Catholic Bioethics Center affirm that though there was some lab testing that utilized the abortion-derived cell line, the two vaccines currently available from Pfizer and Moderna do not rely on cell lines …

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Ex-Pope Benedict Rips “Conspiracy Theory Fanatics”

Reuters reports: Former pope Benedict has chided conservative Roman Catholics who have not accepted his decision to resign as “fanatical”, telling them that there is only one pope and it is Francis. Benedict, now 93, in 2013 became the first pope in more than 600 years to resign instead of ruling for life, saying he no longer had the strength …

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Priest From Lockdown-Defying Church Dies Of COVID

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: A San Francisco priest has died from COVID-19, a week after his church temporarily shut down after at least three priests and clergy members tested positive for COVID-19. Father Bob Stein of Saints Peter and Paul Church died early Tuesday morning, per a statement published by the North Beach institution on its website. The church …

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AP: Sitting On “$10 Billion In Cash,” Catholic Church Took Billions More From Feds In COVID Relief Bailouts

The Associated Press reports: As the pandemic began to unfold, scores of Catholic dioceses across the U.S. received aid through the Paycheck Protection Program while sitting on well over $10 billion in cash, short-term investments or other available funds, an Associated Press investigation has found. And despite the broad economic downturn, these assets have grown in many dioceses. Yet even …

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Priest Under Fire For Exorcism During Capitol Riot

The Omaha World Herald reports: A Nebraska priest who was in Washington, D.C., at a Jan. 6 rally in support of then-President Donald Trump told a videographer that he had performed an exorcism at the U.S. Capitol because a demon is “dissolving the country.” The Rev. David Fulton, a pastor at St. Michael in Central City and St. Peter in …

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“Election Fraud Exorcisms” Priest Leaves WI Diocese

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: A conservative Madison priest and blogger has left the Madison Catholic Diocese after performing live-streamed exorcisms aimed at rooting out what he, former President Donald Trump and other Trump supporters have falsely claimed was widespread fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Rev. John Zuhlsdorf also claimed he had permission to conduct the exorcisms from Madison …

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Catholic Bishops: Biden Agenda “Advances Moral Evils”

From the head of the US Conference Of Catholic Bishops: I must point out that our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender. Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers …

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Cardinal Claims COVID Vax Contains Satanic Microchips

The New York Daily News reports: A Mexican cardinal’s Facebook video was flagged after he said COVID vaccines were being used to implant satanic microchips in people. Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, 87, claimed vaccines come with a microchip that has “the mark of the beast.” Sandoval was archbishop of Guadalajara for 17 years before retiring in 2011. He continued to …

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Pope And Former Pope Get “Fetal” COVID Vaccine

The Christian Post reports: Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have both received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination program at Vatican City began on Wednesday, with the current head of the Roman Catholic Church and his predecessor getting the shot. After a vaccine was developed for the coronavirus, some pro-life groups and others expressed concern …

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Pope’s Xmas Message: Vaccines For All, Ignore Patents

ABC News reports: Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make Covid-19 vaccines available to all, insisting that the first in line should be the most vulnerable and needy, regardless of who holds the patents for the shots. “Vaccines for everybody, especially for the most vulnerable and needy,” who should be first in line, Francis said in …

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Two Top Vatican Cardinals Test Positive For COVID

The Catholic Review reports: Two top Vatican officials — Cardinal Konrad Krajewski and Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello — have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Italian media reported, and a Vatican source confirmed. Cardinal Krajewski, the 57-year-old papal almoner, was tested at the Vatican health clinic early Dec. 21 and was hospitalized at Rome’s Gemelli hospital with the initial signs of …

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