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  • Vatican Sex Abuse Cover-Up Unravels as Prosecutors Home in on Bishop Protected by Pope Francis

    02/18/2019 12:21:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/18/19 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Argentinean prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation for alleged sexual abuse against a bishop and close personal friend appointed and protected by Pope Francis, according to the attorney general’s office of the province of Salta, Argentina. The target of the investigation is Gustavo Zanchetta, who was named bishop of the diocese of Orán by Pope Francis in 2013. Zanchetta suddenly fled his diocese and resigned from his office in July 2017, claiming he had health problems that could not be treated in Argentina. Soon he was appointed by Pope Francis to a vague and undefined...
  • [Cath Cauc} Blessed Cdl. Newman: Is there a "Suspense of... [Pope Francis's] Petrine Magisterium"?

    02/18/2019 11:16:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Catholic Monitor ^ | February 18, 2019 | Fred Martinez
    Sunday, February 17, 2019 Blessed Cdl. Newman: Is there a "Suspense of... [Pope Francis's] Petrine Magisterium"? Cardinal John Henry Newman expert Fr. John Hunwicke says: "I suggest that Jorge Bergoglio's formal refusal to respond to the Five Dubia constituted a formal entry into a period of Temporary Suspense of the function of his Petrine Magisterium." (Liturgical Notes, "Suspense of the Magisterium," November 25, 2016) Hunwicke gets this from Cardinal Newman which means there is a temporary "cessation of the Magisterial teaching or office during a 'suspense.'" Liturgical Notes, "The temporary suspense of the Ecclesia Dozens," February 26, 2018) Newman saw...
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Melissa Otto)

    02/18/2019 11:11:44 AM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/27/17 | Melissa Otto
    He was willing to risk his life to help people to see that God wasn't distant or unapproachable but loving and trustworthy. Martin Luther also loved to write songs! We felt a little more connected to his journey this week by singing one of his songs called 'A Mighty Fortress is Our God' as in it he wrote about the hope he had that gave him the courage to do what he did...
  • The Occult; Last Days Sins...occult pt 3

    02/18/2019 10:59:06 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20-21)The final days of man on earth will be marked by a stiff resolve to not let go of any of the heinous sins he has cherished, not even in the face...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis’ synod on sex abuse: “Will not be talking about anything except minors.”

    02/18/2019 9:58:02 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    What's Up With the Synod ^ | February 18, 2019 | HIlary White
    Francis’ synod on sex abuse: “Will not be talking about anything except minors.” A friend is listening to the opening press conference right now and his helpfully sending me some little paraphrases, like kitty treats, to get us all interested.At least they’re being up front about the intention to avoid actually addressing anything. ~ For those with the stomach for it, here’s the whole thing.Ed Pentin (at 1:12:18):“It was often said during the Synod on youth that abuse of seminarians vulnerable adults as it was put, would be addressed at this meeting. partly because of the McCarrick scandal. When this...
  • Saint Flavian and the Robber Council of Ephesus

    02/18/2019 9:35:26 AM PST · by Antoninus · 5 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 2/18/2017 | Florentius
    The feast day of Saint Flavian, martyr, falls on February 18. Flavian was archbishop of Constantinople from AD 446 through 449. Though he lived long after the traditional age of Christian martyrs, Flavian is nonetheless accounted one of their number, though he was slain by men calling themselves Christians--indeed, he died either during or in the immediate aftermath of a Church Council. As one of the principle parties at the so-called Robber Council of Ephesus, Flavian found himself on the wrong side of the powerful Patriarch of Alexandria, Dioscorus, and a veritable army of monks led by the Syrian archimandrite,...
  • NY priest wants bishop to ‘be a man not a mouse’ and excommunicate pro-abortion politicians

    02/18/2019 8:38:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 15, 2019 | Lianne Laurence
    VERONA, New York, February 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A New York priest is asking his bishop to “be a man and not a mouse” and excommunicate pro-abortion Catholic politicians under his jurisdiction. Namely, that’s Democratic U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi, who as state representative co-sponsored New York’s extreme abortion bill that allows abortion right up to birth, and abortion by non-doctors. In the wake of the bill’s passage last month, Fr. Edmund Castronovo published a strongly worded personal email to Bishop Robert Cunningham of Syracuse in his February 3 parish bulletin, he told LifeSiteNews. “Do you sense the utter anger, exasperation,...
  • How Is Adam’s Sin Different From Eve’s?

    02/18/2019 8:32:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-17-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Is Adam’s Sin Different From Eve’s? Msgr. Charles Pope • February 17, 2019 • The Fall of Man – Hendrik Goltzius (1616) In Friday’s blog post, I sought to explore the details of original sin and to convey that there are subtleties and stages to it. The sin was more than eating a piece of fruit; there were things that led up to it, both externally and internally.Today I would like to consider how the sacred text speaks of the sin of Adam and differentiates it to some extent from that of Eve. Biblically, original sin is Adam’s...
  • Pope picks liberal cardinals Cupich, Marx, Tagle for featured talks at Vatican Abuse Summit

    02/18/2019 8:15:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 18, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring and Diane Montagna
    Pope picks liberal cardinals Cupich, Marx, Tagle for featured talks at Vatican Abuse Summit ROME, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany, and Cardinal Antonio Tagle of the Philippines will be featured speakers at the Vatican’s upcoming summit on clerical sex abuse titled, “The Protection of Minors in the Church” beginning later this week. Cardinal Cupich, one of the main organizers of the summit and lead prelate of the delegation from the United States, emerged as an immediate proponent of the Vatican summit when at the last minute, the Holy See blocked...
  • WHO IS THE NATURAL MAN - I Corinthians 2:14

    02/18/2019 8:11:10 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 5 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/18/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (I Corinthians 2:14). So many designations, such as 'natural man' and make the assumption that this is just any old, run-of-the-mill lost person when the Bible seems to indicate that he is much more than just a simple unbeliever that has not heard, or does not understand the Gospel. Who, or what, is a natural man?
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/18/19)[Prayer]

    02/18/2019 7:51:55 AM PST · by left that other site · 6 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/18/19 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (New Testament) Philippians Final Greetings 21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.[a] Footnotes: 1. Philippians 4:23 Some manuscripts do not have Amen. (End of Scripture Passage) "…especially those who belong to Caesar’s household" (!). New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All...

    02/18/2019 7:01:01 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/18/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes” (Proverbs 18:6 KJV).
  • February 18 - The Result of Godly Mourning

    02/18/2019 5:57:08 AM PST · by metmom · 5 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted’” (Matthew 5:4). The positive result for those who mourn is very clear: “they shall be comforted.” God reserves the blessing of His comfort exclusively for the contrite of heart. Those of us who mourn over sin will have our tears wiped away by Jesus’ loving hand. The Old Testament similarly speaks of God’s comfort for the true spiritual mourners. Isaiah said that Messiah would come “to comfort all who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of...
  • Embracing Our Mission (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    02/18/2019 5:16:49 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/18/2019
    A church that cares not for truth is a community that rejects its very mission. The person who says, “I’m not interested in doctrine or theology,” is not “of the truth.” He or she has missed the voice of Jesus. For the church to be the church, she must bow before her King and embrace the mission He has given to her. Yes, we desire a cultural reformation and a restoration of public morality. But that is secondary to and dependent on our mission to bear witness to the truth. Doctrine is important because its central concern is for an...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - 2/18/2019 [Prayer and meditation]

    02/17/2019 10:38:54 PM PST · by · 19 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 2/18/2019 | UMC Rev Mom
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for 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] Martel’s Book: A Pope Francis-approved Hit Job?

    02/17/2019 9:08:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rome Locuta Est ^ | February 17, 2019 | Steven O'Reilly
    Martel’s Book: A Pope Francis-approved Hit Job? February 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – There is a new book out by a French journalist that purports to be an expose’ of the homosexual subculture in the Vatican. A Crux News articles reports on this new book (In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by Frédéric Martel) (see Crux News “New book claims gay subculture flourishes at Vatican” by Christopher White).  While I have yet to read this book myself, the report in the Crux article indicates that it claims there is a homosexual subculture at the Vatican. Some of the book’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-18-19

    02/17/2019 9:05:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 02-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 18, 2019 Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 4:1-15, 25 The man had relations with his wife Eve,and she conceived and bore Cain, saying,“I have produced a man with the help of the LORD.”Next she bore his brother Abel.Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil.In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORDfrom the fruit of the soil,while Abel, for his part,brought one of the best firstlings of his flock.The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,but on Cain and his offering...
  • Revelation 7:13-17 ("they which came out of great tribulation")

    02/17/2019 6:52:08 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;...
  • [Catholic Caucus] US Bishops Laud Pope’s Call to Defrock McCarrick as ‘Just,’ ‘Determined’

    02/17/2019 6:29:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    The Tablet ^ | February 17, 2019 | Christopher White
    US Bishops Laud Pope’s Call to Defrock McCarrick as ‘Just,’ ‘Determined’ Theodore E. McCarrick is pictured in a 2017 photo. Photo © Catholic News Service/Bob Roller By Christopher White, The Tablet’s National CorrespondentROME – Pope Francis’s historic decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Saturday (technically, to dismiss him from the clerical state) prompted an immediate wave of responses from U.S. prelates, who lauded the decision as an important step in the Church’s broader reforms on clergy sex abuse.Both the current heads of Metuchen and Newark, New Jersey, where McCarrick served as bishop and archbishop respectively, issued statements.“It is profoundly...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Seven Founders of the Servite Order, 02-17-19

    02/17/2019 4:44:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 02-17-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Seven Founders of the Servite Order | Rosselli Matteo” width=”790″ height=”480″> Image: Seven Founders of the Order of Servites | Rosselli Matteo Seven Founders of the Servite Order Saint of the Day for February 17  The Story of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order Can you imagine seven prominent men of Boston or Denver banding together, leaving their homes and professions, and going into solitude for a life directly given to God? That is what happened in the cultured and prosperous city of Florence in the middle of the 13th century. The city was torn with...