Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Mexican Bishop Denounces Homophobia

Andres Duque notes some surprising support from Bishop Jose Raul Vera Lopez: The Bishop has some funky theories on what determines whether someone is born gay (he chalks it up to hormonal differences) but speaks forcefully against religious based homophobia and calls homophobes the perverse ones. He also tells the reporter people have to stop bashing gays with the words …

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Quote Of The Day: Father Richard Perozich

“I personally have been in attendance where Dr. Scott Lively speaks on the issues of sexuality. He is courteous, biblical, and loving toward anyone who is not following chaste biblical living. He relates his many years of persecution by those who disagree with him. He tries to bring people to Christ for the salvation of their souls. He is once …

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Religion’s Gifts To The World

Ninth in a monthly series.

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Brian Brown Has The Prop 8 Sadz

“The way that activist judges have dealt with Proposition 8 is a travesty of justice and undermines the rule of law and the democratic process itself. The legitimate votes of 7 million Californians, and their fair-minded, reasonable position that marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman, have been trampled underfoot by derelict politicians and …

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WISCONSIN: Victims Group Wants Judge Tossed In Milwaukee Archdiocese Case

Late last month a Wisconsin judge ruled that the victims of pedophile priests and other creditors should not have access to the millions that then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan moved to a cemetery fund after telling the Vatican that he was doing so for the “improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.” Now that group wants the judge …

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RHODE ISLAND: Catholic Priest Vows Revenge On Pro-Marriage Legislators

In response to the beginning of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, a Catholic priest there has sent an open letter to state senators, warning them that he will rally his parishioners to unseat them if they voted for it. Which would be illegal, of course. From Father Brian Sistare’s letter: Dear RI Senators who voted for “marriage” between members of …

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CALIFORNIA: Students Rally For Teacher Fired By Catholic School After Marriage

From the Facebook page of NBC Los Angeles comes the above photo of students rallying in support of former Catholic high school teacher Ken Bencomo, who was fired after seventeen years when his same-sex wedding photo was featured in the local press. A petition that demands Bencomo’s reinstatement has gotten more than 49,000 signatures. (Tipped by JMG reader Brandy)

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BOSTON: Archdiocese Official Busted With Prostitute Behind Church Cemetery

Boston Archdiocese Monsignor Arthur Coyle has been arrested after offering to pay a female prostitute $40 for a blowjob behind the Holy Trinity Polish Cemetery in Lowell, Massachusetts. Coyle, 62, of Lowell was arraigned this morning in Lowell District Court. Bail was set at $500 cash, and he was slated to return to court Sept. 16 for a pretrial conference, …

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Scott Lively Has The Papal Sadz

“Clearly, Pope Francis is NOT endorsing homosexual conduct as so many in the liberal media have dishonestly claimed. He affirms the Catholic Catechism, which is explicit on that point. My concern is about his use of the phrases ‘a gay person’ and ‘the fact of that person being gay.’ Saying ‘a gay person,’ instead of “a person who struggles with …

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Brian Brown: Support San Diego’s Clerk

“As you know, our courageous County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg filed a lawsuit seeking guidance and clarification by the California Supreme Court as to whether Proposition 8 is still law – because it has not been overruled by any appellate court, and the federal district court injunction against it only applies to Alameda and Los Angeles Counties. Confusing!! Therefore, Ernie’s lawsuit …

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CALIFORNIA: Catholic School Fires Gay Man After His Wedding Makes News

A Catholic high school in San Bernadino has fired a teacher after his same-sex wedding was covered by the local news. School administrators declined to discuss the firing on camera. But they did issue a statement that read, in part, “We respect and protect privacy interests and, to be respectful of those involved, the school does not comment on confidential …

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The Daily Show On Pope Francis

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Dolan Wins In Milwaukee

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: In a major victory for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a federal judge ruled that funds set aside for cemetery operations cannot be tapped to pay sex abuse settlements in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case. U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa ruled that taking even a portion of the funds would violate the archdiocese’s free exercise of …

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British Bishop Has The Gay Marriage Sadz

“As Catholics, like Israel in Egypt, we now find ourselves in an alien land that speaks a foreign language with unfamiliar customs. For what we mean by matrimony, sexual intercourse and family life is no longer what today’s world, the Government, the NHS and policy-makers understand by marriage, sex and the family. Parliament’s Orwellian attempt to redefine marriage radically changes …

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Interviewed By NPR New Hampshire

This morning I was interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word Of Mouth show about yesterday’s comments by Pope Francis.  Listen here.  Towards the end, we also touched on the Russian vodka boycott. The show airs at 2:00PM Eastern today.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan On Pope Francis

Dolan appeared on CBS This Morning today to downplay Pope Francis’ seemingly more kind tone towards gay people. Igor Volsky recaps at Think Progress: Dolan insisted that the Church has long embraced gay people and that Francis’ answer did not represent a new tone or establish a more liberal precedent. “Homosexual acts,” he said, are still a sin. “Homosexuality is …

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Fox News Priest On Pope Francis

“Summarizing the pope’s comments on homosexuals in the priesthood, the AP reported: ‘Francis was much more conciliatory [than Pope Benedict], saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.’ Pope Francis didn’t say that, and the report is wrong on so many levels. First of all, it suggests that being gay itself, is a sin. What Pope Francis really …

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HomoQuotable – Chad Griffin

“While Pope Francis’s words do not reflect a shift in Church policy, they represent a significant change in tone. Like his namesake, Francis’s humility and respect for human dignity are showing through, and the widespread positive response his words have received around the world reveals that Catholics everywhere are thirsty for change.” “But as long as millions of LGBT Catholic …

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Pope: Who Am I To Judge Gay People?

Pope Francis today refused to condemn gay people during a conversation with reporters on his return flight from Brazil.  Via NBC News: Pope Francis said “who am I to judge?” gay people as he discussed one of the most divisive issues affecting the Catholic Church Monday. “I have yet to find anyone who has a business card that says he …

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