Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Pope Francis: It’s Selfish Not To Have Kids

Via NPR: Pope Francis said that couples who opt not to have children are being “selfish” as he spoke of a “greedy generation” that’s choosing not to procreate. The pontiff’s remarks come just weeks after he seemed to send a contradictory message, telling Catholics that they don’t need to breed “like rabbits.” Speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s …

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SLOVAKIA: Anti-Gay Referendum FAILS Miserably Despite Backing Of Pope Francis

While the official result won’t be announced until tomorrow, 100% of the ballots have been tabulated and multiple local media outlets are reporting that Slovakia’s anti-gay referendum has failed miserably after only 21.4% of eligible voters turned out. Local activists had urged LGBT rights supporters to stay home today and that result of that tactic can be seen in that …

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SLOVAKIA: Low Voter Turnout Raises Hope That Anti-Gay Referendum Will Fail

Sources on Twitter are reporting a low voter turnout in some parts of Slovakia today, where a referendum backed by Pope Francis and multiple US-based Christian groups (list here) could affirm the already existing ban on same-sex marriage and forbid same-sex couples from adopting. According to the above Twitter user, some regions are reporting a 10% turnout so far, but …

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Bill Donohue Slams Obama: Catholic Church Had Little To Do With Inquisition

“The Crusades were a defensive Christian reaction against Muslim madmen of the Middle Ages. Regarding the other fable, the Inquisition, the Catholic Church had almost nothing to do with it. The Church saw heretics as lost sheep who needed to be brought back into the fold. By contrast, secular authorities saw heresy as treason; anyone who questioned royal authority, or …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Archbishop Decrees That Catholic Staffers Must Not Masturbate

Via the SF Gate: The conservative Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco has developed a new document for Catholic high school faculty and staff clarifying that sex outside of marriage, homosexual relations, the viewing of pornography and masturbation are “gravely evil.” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s document applies to faculty and staff at four Catholic high schools: Riordan and Sacred Heart in …

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SLOVAKIA: Pope Francis Endorses Public Vote To Ban Gay Marriage & Adoption

Via J. Lester Feder at Buzzfeed: Pope Francis gave his blessing on Wednesday to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia, which will be voted on this Saturday. “I greet the pilgrims from Slovakia and, through them, I wish to express my appreciation to the entire Slovak church, encouraging everyone to continue their …

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Thomas Peters: Younger Priests Will Help Make The Church More Repressive

“Here’s a dynamic I’ve seen in parish after parish. The liberal monsignor is the pastor. He is in his 60s. His homilies and pastoral priorities are cryogenically frozen and preserved from the 1970′s. He never preaches against sin. The assistant priest (i.e. parochial vicar) is probably in his 30s, maybe late 20s. This under-35 priest loves St. John Paul II. …

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Red-Caped Catholic Loons Petition Pope Francis Against Same-Sex Marriage

From the Red-Caped Catholic Loons: Dissident Catholic pressure groups — aided by the liberal media — are feverishly working to dismantle vital Church teaching on marriage and family at the next Synod on the Family in Rome. In fact, they are bombarding the Holy Father and the Synod Fathers right now with messages of revolt against traditional moral values as …

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Frothy Mix Vs Pope Francis

Rick Santorum isn’t very happy with Pope Francis saying that Catholics shouldn’t breed like rabbits. It’s sometimes very difficult to listen to the Pope and some of the things he says off the cuff, and this is one of them. And I just, I keep coming back to the Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church, and when he …

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Pope Francis To Reporters: Catholics Don’t Need To Breed Like Rabbits

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REPORT: Pope Francis To Address Joint Session Of Congress In First-Ever Event

Via the Hill: Pope Francis is planning to address a joint session of Congress and visit the White House during a trip to Washington, D.C., in September, one of the archbishops organizing the pontiff’s trip said. Archbishop Bernardito Auza told the Catholic News Agency (CNA) on Sunday that the pope is projected to arrive in Washington on Sept. 22 as …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Archdiocese Declares Bankruptcy, Freezing Molestation Suits

Via the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune: The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday, becoming the 12th in the nation to say its treasury cannot withstand the unprecedented wave of lawsuits from clergy abuse victims. The move freezes lawsuits against the church, protecting the archdiocese from creditors while allowing it to develop a reorganization plan. It …

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Catholic Bishops Have The SCOTUS Sadz

“It’s hard to imagine how the essential meaning of marriage as between the two sexes, understood in our nation for over two hundred years, and consistent with every society throughout all of human history, could be declared illegal. To those arguing for a constitutional redefinition of marriage, one must ask: when did the Constitution suddenly mandate a novel and unfounded …

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A Reminder From Michigan Catholics

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Bill Donohue Melts Down On Fox News

“I should sue the Pope for plagiarism because if you match word-for-word what I said and what he said, it’s almost identical.”

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PENNSYLVANIA: Porn Shop Loses Suit To Stop Harassment From Catholic Group

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit from a Pennsylvania porn shop, which sought to stop a local Catholic group from protesting outside the store and harassing its customers. The suit is a rare win for Alliance Defending Freedom. Via their press release: The corporation filed the lawsuit, Routes 202 and 309 Novelties and Gifts v. The King’s Men, with …

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Pope Francis On France Attack: There Must Be Limits On Freedom Of Expression

Via Yahoo News: Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith. Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one’s mind for the sake of the common good. But …

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Thomas Peters Has The Legatus Sadz

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IRELAND: Catholic Priest Comes Out During Mass, Urges Support For Marriage

Via the Irish Central: A Dublin priest received a standing ovation from his congregation this week as he called for same sex marriage equality in Ireland and came out to his parishioners. Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublin’s city center for 15 years, opened up to …

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Correction To Miami Archdiocese Post

From the director of brand marketing at Barry University: Greetings Joe, I hope you are well. I am writing in reference to your January 6 posting which discusses the Archdiocese of Miami’s recent letter to employees. Your post states that Barry University is operated by the Archdiocese. Unlike St. Thomas University, Barry University is not owned or operated by, nor …

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