Tag Archives: Catholic Church

NEW YORK CITY: Child Abuse Survivors March Across Brooklyn Bridge In Support Of Reform Bill

Yesterday openly gay New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman (white shirt) led a march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of his bill to reform the statute of limitations on child abuse. From the New York Daily News: More than 200 advocates for reform of the state’s statute of limitations on claims of child sexual abuse marched across the Brooklyn …

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Bill Donohue Vs The Daily News (Again)

The New York Daily News today continued its weeks-long campaign against the opposition to reforming New York’s statute of limitations on child abuse. As I’ve reported several times, leading the opposition is the Catholic Church, which has literally spent millions in lobbying against the reforms. Here’s how Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this morning: The New York Daily News …

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NEW YORK: Catholic Church Has Spent $2M Lobbying Against Reform Of Child Molestation Laws

Last month I reported that soon-to-be imprisoned former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dropped his support for the reform of child molestation laws shortly after he began an adulterous affair with a lobbyist hired by the Catholic Church. Today the New York Daily News reports on how much the church has spent to oppose the proposed reforms. From their …

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FRANCE: Homophobic Catholic Priest Accused Of Having Sex With Young Men Who Sought Ex-Gay Torture

Religion News Service reports: For years, seminaries and monasteries around France sent students and novices to Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a prominent French priest and therapist who has written disparagingly of gays, if their superiors decided the young men were struggling with homosexuality. Now Anatrella, who argues that gay men cannot be ordained as priests, is facing mounting allegations that he …

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Top Vatican Cardinal Denounces “Demonic” Transgender Rights At National Catholic Prayer Breakfast [AUDIO]

From the pro-LGBT site Bondings 2.0: A top cardinal at the Vatican attacked transgender civil rights as “demonic” and compared marriage equality to “poison” during a speech before high-profile U.S. Catholics. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, keynoted the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning in Washington, D.C. His address about family and religious freedom …

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Pope Francis: Catholic Public Officials Should Be Allowed To Opt-Out Of Performing Same-Sex Marriages

Liberty Counsel will be thrilled: Public officials who are Catholic should not be obliged to celebrate gay marriages or civil unions, Pope Francis said Tuesday, his first public remarks on the issue since same-sex partnerships were legalised in Italy last week. “Once a law is approved, the state should be respectful of consciences. Conscientious objection must be possible on all …

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NEW YORK: Catholic League Runs Ad Opposing Bill To Lift Statute Of Limitations On Sexual Abuse

The Catholic League today published a full-page ad in the Albany Times-Union in opposition to a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on charging the perpetrators of sexual abuse against minors. According to the ad, the bill is part of a “hate-filled anti-Catholic agenda” promoted by “professional victims’ activists.” See the full ad below. The bill’s cosponsor is …

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Anti-Gay Catholic Activist Michael Voris Confesses: I Used To Live A Sinful Life With Homosexual Men

Thanks in part to pressure from virulently anti-gay and comically bewigged Catholic activist Michael Voris, last week the Catholic Church fired its news service editor for tweeting against North Carolina’s hate law. Yesterday Voris posted a video on his website, Church Militant, in which he confesses that for most his thirties, he lived a sexually sinful life of “live-in relationships …

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REPORT: Disgraced Former NY Assembly Speaker Had Affair With Lobbyist Hired By Catholic Church

As you’ll see, the affair is only the tip of the scandalous iceberg. Federal authorities yesterday unsealed records which show that disgraced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had affairs with two women, one of whom is a former aide turned lobbyist who was hired by the Catholic Church to pressure legislators against a bill that would have extended …

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Bernie Sanders Meets The Pope [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, calling the short visit an “honor and a joy.” “Today certainly was the highlight of the trip,” Sanders told NBC News of his 6 a.m. (midnight ET) meeting with the pontiff outside the papal residence’s breakfast room. He called the pope “one of …

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Catholic Church Forces Out Their News Service Editor Over Tweets Critical Of Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From the National Catholic Reporter: Tony Spence, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service since 2004, unexpectedly resigned from that position Wednesday at the request of a U.S. bishops’ conference official. In recent days Spence had been attacked by conservative Catholic blogs for tweets he had posted about controversial religious freedom bills in North Carolina and Georgia. These sites accused …

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Pope Invites Bernie Sanders To The Vatican [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation from the Pope to the Vatican. Mr Sanders, who is Jewish, accepted an invitation to Rome for a conference at the end of next week. The Vatican visit is four days before the primary contest in New York, a competitive battle between him and front-runner Hillary Clinton. Mr …

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Pope Francis Issues Edict: Treat Gays Better But Continue To Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice, while not changing any official doctrines. He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gay men and lesbians, divorced Catholics and other people living in …

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AUSTRALIA: Catholic Church’s Insurance Company Withholds “Vast Secret Archive” Of Pedophile Reports

The Age reports: Victims of some of the worst sexual abuse perpetrated by the Catholic Church are being denied access to a vast archive of clergy crime, as the church continues to ensure the offending is kept secret, despite the files being handed over to the royal commission. The nearly 2000 files – which include evidence about at least 63 …

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Animal Rights Activists Disrupt Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral Because Ham Is Eaten On Easter [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: A teacher from North Carolina was arrested after he and a handful of animal rights activists disrupted the noon Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Security guards wasted no time sprinting toward Jacob Martin during the packed Midtown service, ushering the 23-year-old down the empty aisle as he yelled into a bullhorn, according to …

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Democrats Launch #ImWithWally Tweetstorm In Support Of Gay US Ambassador Wally Brewster

As I’ve reported here several times, openly gay US Ambassador Wally Brewster is under attack in the Dominican Republic, where anti-LGBT activists and the Catholic Church have launched a joint campaign calling for his resignation for spreading “homosexual indoctrination.” Today US House Democrats launched a tweetstorm in support of Brewster using the hashtag #ImWithWally. Brewster stands accused in part because …

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MALAWI: Catholic Bishops Issue Joint Letter Denouncing Government For Not Imprisoning Gays

In 2012 then-Malawian President Joyce Banda suspended her nation’s laws that criminalized homosexual acts. Last week Malawi’s Catholic bishops issued a joint pastoral letter which denounces the government for failing to imprison gay citizens. From the letter: We agree with those who have faulted the Government for putting a moratorium on laws governing homosexual acts. This means that those guilty …

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Catholic Church Backs Call For Removal Of Gay US Ambassador Wally Brewster

From the petition: We request the Obama administration to remove the U.S. ambassador in the Dominican Republic, James W. Brewster for primarily promoting in his official duties an LGBT agenda inconsistent with the Christian cultural values and tradition of the Dominican Republic. Since his arrival in November 2013, he has supported the inauguration of an LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Amb. …

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NEW YORK CITY: LGBT Group Marches Behind Their Own Banner For First Time In St. Patrick’s Parade

DOMA champion Edith Windsor and Irish activist Brendan Fay were among the LGBT luminaries marching today behind the own banner for the first time in the 255 year history of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. NBC New York reports: Security was tight as 200,000 marchers strode up Fifth Avenue beginning at about 11 a.m., bagpipes and horns blaring. …

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REPORT: Pope Francis Shitcans Vatican Ambassador Who Embarrassed Him With Kim Davis Debacle

Back in October the New York Times reported that Vatican observers were predicting that Pope Francis would take the “first respectable opportunity” to shitcan the guy who embarrassed him with Kim Davis. That opportunity has arrived. Via the Washington Post: The Vatican will appoint Archbishop Christophe Pierre to be the new ambassador to the United States, replacing an ambassador whose …

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