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  • [Catholic Caucus] This is what happens to "disturbers of the [false] peace"

    10/17/2018 3:12:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mark Lambert
    Father David Marsden, a Priest who formerly tutored at Oscott College, considered by many to be the best seminary in England and Wales, has broken ranks blown the whistle on the gay subculture in the institution. In an open letter to the bishops of England, Wales and Scotland published on the Church Militant web site, Father Marsden explains that he has been sacked from the seminary for sticking to the Magisterium: I was fired from the college for striving to uphold the Church's teaching on homosexuality which is a grave injustice to me personally. It is extraordinary to think that I was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 10-17-18

    10/17/2018 3:08:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Saint Ignatius with Madonna and Child | Lorenzo Lotto Saint Ignatius of Antioch Saint of the Day for October 17 (d. c. 107)  Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s Story Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome.Ignatius is well known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome. Five...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Synod, Homosexuality, and LGBT ideology. A Critical Voice From Australia

    10/17/2018 1:13:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 17, 2018 | Fr. Paul A. McGavin /Sandro Magister
    17 ott Synod, Homosexuality, and LGBT ideology. A Critical Voice From Australia The following commentary comes from Australia, a country hit hard by the scandal of sexual abuse committed by consecrated ministers, and so hard that in the territory of its capital, Canberra, as of June keeping the seal of the confessional can even be prosecuted as a crime, if while administering the sacrament the priest should become aware of an abuse of minors and does not report it to the public authorities.The author of the commentary, Paul A. McGavin, a theologian who has also studied economics, happens to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bp. McElroy Defends Diocesan Employee in Same-Sex “Marriage”

    10/17/2018 1:02:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | October 16, 2018 | Michael HIchborn
    Bp. McElroy Defends Diocesan Employee in Same-Sex “Marriage” On October 10, LifeSiteNews reported on one of the listening sessions held by Bp. McElroy at Our Lady of Grace Church in San Diego.  During this session, one attendee was removed because of the concern she expressed over “an openly homosexual man ‘running the show’” at St. John the Evangelist parish.  According to LifeSite:After the woman alleged that the parish of St John the Evangelist had an openly homosexual man “running the show,” the Bishop cut her off, saying, “Alright, you’ve gone far enough now. You’re not going to stand here and...
  • The Identity Politics of Heaven

    10/17/2018 12:19:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/2018 | David Kupelian
    ... The mesmerizing ad ends with these words on screen: "Unlock your past. Inspire your future. Ancestry." There are currently over 10 million people in Ancestry's DNA database, each of whom sent the company $99 plus tiny bit of saliva, hoping to discover more about where they came from, who they're related to, what they're made of, what hidden gifts might lie dormant within them – in short, who they really are. While a few fortunate customers are reunited with long-lost relatives, most people, in return for paying for the privilege of giving their most private, personal data – their...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ

    10/17/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | October 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ “If you want to help me, act to carry forward the Council in the Church. And help me with your prayer. I need a lot of prayer”. So Francis responded to a young Jesuit who asked him how to support the Pope in his mission. Civiltà Cattolica published the transcript of the one-hour dialogue that took place in Vilnius with Jesuits from the Baltic countries during the recent papal visit.   “I don’t know what to ask for - Francis replied- but what we need to do today...
  • On the Adolescent Fixation of the Modern West

    10/17/2018 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Adolescent Fixation of the Modern West Msgr. Charles Pope • October 16, 2018 • Recently at the Synod on Youth, Archbishop Charles Chaput made the following observation:Unfortunately, many “developed” countries today are actually “underdeveloped in their humanity. They’re frozen in a kind of moral adolescence; an adolescence which they’ve chosen for themselves and now seek to impose upon others.I have written on this topic as well. What follows is largely taken from an article I first published on this blog in 2010. In it I wrote about the kind of teenage fixation that is evident in our...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/17/18)[Prayer]

    10/17/2018 9:59:40 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/17/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Gospel of John 
 (New Testament) John 20 Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not...
  • Vatican II Church Meltdown – Days 39-51 News & Comment...ongoing Viganň Drama… [Catholic Caucus]

    10/17/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 1 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | October 15, AD 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganň, which were first published on Aug. 25, 2018 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 Developments •After meeting with Francis, English Novus Ordo bishops say he is “serene” in this “time of turmoil” •In Poland a movie about Novus Ordo sex abuse sets box office record, surpasses Fifty...
  • Quenching Satan’s Darts (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    10/17/2018 5:21:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/17/2018
    Satan is powerful. He is more powerful than we are. That is why we desperately need the armor of God. But as powerful as he is, he is far less powerful than God. That is why the Bible declares that greater is He who is in you (the Holy Spirit) than he who is in the world (Satan) (1 John 4:4). Satan’s darts are quenchable; God’s are not. You can flee the presence of Satan; you cannot flee the presence of God. We must be wary of Satan’s right and left fists. He is a kick-boxer as well. Just when...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-18, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2018 10:46:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies ^ | 10-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17, 2018 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Gal 5:18-25 Brothers and sisters:If you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.Now the works of the flesh are obvious:immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry,sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.I warn you, as I warned you before,that those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, generosity,faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.Against such there is no law.Now those who belong...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop DeSimone, hero to Italians, beloved by all, goes home to God

    10/16/2018 9:20:37 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    CatholicPhilly ^ | October 9, 2018 | Lou Baldwin
    By Lou Baldwin • Posted October 9, 2018 Some 350 friends and admirers of retired Auxiliary Bishop Bishop Louis A. DeSimone gathered at the Philadelphia Country Club on the evening of Oct. 4 where he was to receive the 2018 St. Augustine Medal, given by the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. The guest of honor could not attend because he was in final preparation for a most important journey. Early on the following morning, Oct. 5, at the Monastery of St. Thomas of Villanova, Bishop DeSimone departed this life. It was the first Friday of the month, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (Gueranger)

    10/16/2018 9:09:19 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double “AMONG THE MOST STRIKING PROOFS of the infinite love of our Redeemer is this, that, at a moment in which the love of the faithful was growing cold, the Divine Love proposed himself as the object of special veneration and worship, and the precious treasure of the Church was opened to enrich with indulgences the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge … In that Sacred Heart we must place all our hope, from that Heart ask and expect our salvation.” The great devotion to the...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ~ Oct. 17, 2018

    10/16/2018 8:43:32 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 25 replies ^ | 10/17/18 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, 10-16-18

    10/16/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 10-16-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass, depiction Christ appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and showing her His Sacred Heart | St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Vincennes, IN Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Saint of the Day for October 16 (July 22, 1647 – October 17, 1690)  Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque’s Story Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus.Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation. “The heaviest of my crosses was that I could do nothing to lighten the cross...
  • Jim Jones & Harvey Milk: The Secret History

    10/16/2018 7:44:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 10-15-18 | Rod Dreher
    Next month marks the 40th anniversary of two landmark events of American popular culture: the assassination of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk, and the mass suicide of 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult. If you remember anything about the mass suicide, it’s probably that cult leader Jim Jones was a fundamentalist Christian demon whose Bible-thumping berated brainwashed followers into drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Harvey Milk, by contrast, is a folk hero. The San Francisco supervisor became a gay-rights saint because he was martyred by a right-wing fanatic. That’s the received history in both cases. But according to author Daniel Flynn,...
  • Gospel of Luke, Chapt. 13

    10/16/2018 7:24:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish....
  • Catholic poll: does your church still pray for the president during prayer if the faithful?

    10/16/2018 6:54:16 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 21 replies
    I have noticed that since Trump was elected, our church and others in the area no longer pray for the president and our leaders during the Prayer of the Faithful. It is really starting to irritate me. Traditionally, this was always part of the prayer and he needs it now more than mkst presidents have. Did other Freepers notice that they stopped? What about other Christian churches?
  • [Cathlic Caucus] Pope’s Latest Homily: ‘Rigid’ Catholics Lack the ‘Spirit of God’

    10/16/2018 6:44:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 16, 2018 | Bree A. Dail
    Pope’s Latest Homily: ‘Rigid’ Catholics Lack the ‘Spirit of God’ Pope Francis has returned to a common theme of his pontificate, this time in his homily for daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, earlier this morning. The following are quotes from the pontiff, as reported by correspondent Adriana Masotti: They [the Pharisees] were truly an example of formality. But they lacked life. … They were rigid. Rigidity has been theme often repeated by the pope in connection to the rise of interest in the traditional Latin Mass among youths and young adults, as has been reported by LifeSiteNews in...
  • Cardinal Sarah: ‘Watering Down’ Church Teaching Won’t Attract Young People

    10/16/2018 6:43:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/16/18 | Cindy Wooden
    Young people are idealistic and want clarity, the cardinal saidJust because some young people disagree with Catholic moral teaching, including in the area of sexuality, it does not mean the Church’s teachings are unclear or should change, Cardinal Robert Sarah told the Synod of Bishops. The Church and its pastors should “courageously propose the Christian ideal corresponding to Catholic moral doctrine and not water it down, hiding the truth to attract young people to the bosom of the Church,” the cardinal told the synod on Tuesday. Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, noted how...