Tag Archives: Catholic Church

GEORGIA: Catholic School Settles Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit Filed By Fired Gay Band Director

The Catholic school in Macon, Georgia which fired its gay band director for announcing his plan to marry has settled his sexual orientation discrimination suit for an undisclosed amount. Valdosta Today reports: Flint Dollar, who now lives in New York, alleged he was fired in May of 2014 over plans to marry his same-sex partner, claiming discrimination. Dollar sought back …

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Bill Donohue: Gay Fascists Want To Criminalize The Bible

You guys, Bill Donohue is VERY UPSET that calling for the execution of homosexuals can result in criminal charges in Switzerland. He writes: “They want him behind bars. His offense? He quoted from the Bible. The accused: Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder. The accusers: gay activists in Europe and the United States. On July 31, Bishop Huonder spoke at a Catholic …

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SWITZERLAND: Gay Group Sues Catholic Bishop Vitus Huonder For “Death To Gays” Statement

Gay Star News reports: A Swiss bishop is being sued for allegedly claiming gay men should be put to death. Pink Cross, the Swiss Gay Federation, is filing a criminal complaint against Vitus Huonder, the Catholic Bishop of Chur, for reportedly making homophobic comments while quoting passages from the Bible. In his 50-minute address in Germany on 31 July, he …

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SWITZERLAND: Catholic Bishop Vitus Huonder Says Bible “Unambiguously” Calls For Executing Homosexuals

Swiss Info reports: Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for quoting homophobic Bible passages and denouncing non-traditional family models. At the “Joy in Faith” forum in the German city of Fulda, he quoted a passage from the Bible which said homosexuals should be punished by death. In his 50-minute address …

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NEW YORK: Dozens Of Catholic Churches Close As Archdiocese Consolidates

Reuters reports: Teary-eyed and angry Catholic parishioners across New York attended final mass services on Friday in some of dozens of churches closing or stopping regular worship services. The closures follow an announcement by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York in November that it would consolidate 368 parishes into 294, reflecting a national trend of parish closures in the …

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When The Pope Comes To Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s blogs are chattering about security measures and road closures slated for when Pope Francis visits at the end of September. As far as the city is concerned, no-vehicle boundaries will likely fall as such: Girard to Ridge to Spring Garden to the north, South Street to the south, the Delaware River to the east and 38th Street to the …

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LOUISIANA: Married Gay Man Denied Communion At His Mother’s Funeral

Via the New Orleans Advocate: Tim Ardillo said he was standing next to his mother’s coffin leading his young son to receive a blessing when the priest presiding over the funeral Mass denied him communion. The longtime Catholic said the priest told him it was because he married outside the church, but Ardillo doesn’t think that’s the whole story. He …

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REPORT: Disgraced Archbishop Cruised In Public Park And Asked for Poppers

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has more salacious allegations about disgraced former Archbishop John Nienstedt, who resigned last month. The firm conducted interviews and collected affidavits, or sworn statements, from people who worked with or knew Nienstedt. The Star Tribune has confirmed that five Catholic priests, one former priest and a former seminarian were among those who provided affidavits. In one …

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KANSAS: Archbishop Praises Brownback For Religous Liberty Executive Order

“We are grateful that Governor Brownback has acted so swiftly to address some of the threats to religious freedom that have taken on new urgency since the United States Supreme Court’s misguided decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Given the far-reaching effects that redefining marriage will have on the law, and the fact that this incredibly consequential change in national social …

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Details Emerge On Papal Visit To DC

Via the Wall Street Journal: Pope Francis’ September address to Congress will be broadcast live on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building, so members of the public can watch in a setup similar to presidential inaugurations, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced Wednesday. The pope is expected to deliver brief remarks to the public assembled outside the …

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Catholic Bishops Have The Sadz

“Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today. Neither decision is rooted …

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AUSTRALIA: Catholic Church Pressures Businesses To Back Off Marriage Support

The Archdiocese Of Sydney is ever so pissed at the 150+  Australian corporations that have placed a joint newspaper campaign in support of same-sex marriage. The Catholic Church in Sydney is sending letters to companies that publicly support same-sex marriage, expressing its “grave concern” about their stance. The ABC has seen a copy of one letter addressed to the chairman …

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Colin Farrell Celebrates Ireland Marriage

Colin Farrell appeared on the Tonight Show on Thursday where he celebrated Ireland’s marriage referendum and mocked the response of the Catholic Church. At the end of the clip below, he mentions the photo of Gerry Adams and Panti Bliss that was brought up in the JMG interview published today.

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MEXICO: Catholic Church Exorcises Satan Out Of Entire Nation Because Gays

Because gays and abortion, actually. Via Breitbart: In an extraordinary act of spiritual warfare, several bishops and exorcist priests have performed what is being called a “Magno Exorcismo” (great exorcism) of the entire country of Mexico following a series of events that the bishops see as linked to the presence and influence of Satan. On May 20, the former Archbishop …

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Bill Donohue Has The Archbishop Sadz

“Ever since Nienstedt criticized the gay movie, Brokeback Mountain, he has been a marked man. The Star Tribune, the St. Cloud Times, Minnesota Public Radio, the New York Times, as well as an array of wayward priests, Catholic journalists, former Catholics, and unethical lawyers, have been out to get him. Just today, Fr. Mike Tegeder said it was a good …

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop John Nienstedt Resigns Over Molestation Scandal

“In order to give the Archdiocese a new beginning amidst the many challenges we face, I have submitted my resignation as Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and I have just received word that he has accepted it. The Catholic Church is not our Church, but Christ’s Church, and we are merely stewards for …

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Pope Francis To Meet Married Gay Activist

Pope Francis will hold his first-ever meeting with a married gay activist during a visit to Paraguay next month. The activist is Simón Cazal, executive director of the Paraguayan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY, who married another SOMOSGAY activist, Sergio López, in neighboring Argentina in 2012. Though the pope has reportedly held pastoral meetings with some LGBT people, this meeting marks …

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MINNESOTA: St. Paul Prosecutors Charge Archdiocese In Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Via the St. Paul Pioneer Press: Ramsey County attorney John Choi said Friday that a 20-month investigation has led to criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for “failing to protect children.” Choi cited the case of Curtis Wehmeyer, a priest convicted of molesting two boys. “It is not only Curtis Wehmeyer who is criminally responsible for …

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Cardinal Raymond Burke: Marriage Vote Means Ireland Is Worse Than The Pagans

“I mean, this is a defiance of God. It’s just incredible. Pagans may have tolerated homosexual behaviours, they never dared to say this was marriage.” – Cardinal Raymond Burke, speaking Wednesday at Oxford University’s Newman Society. More from The Tablet: Though the talk consisted primarily in an overview of Pope Benedict XVI’s chiefest intellectual contributions, Cardinal Burke adopted a more …

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