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Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is

September 29, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is

The editorial board of the New York Times declared it had identified the source of “The Catholic Church’s Unholy Stain.” It names pedophilia and asks: “How have so many pedophiles been allowed into the priesthood?” The question was purely rhetorical because the board had an answer ready. It cited the usual grounds: “the all-male priesthood and the celibacy imposed on Catholic priests; the elitism, careerism and clericalism of the church hierarchy; the lack of transparency or accountability among bishops.” Most damning is “the power a man of God has over a child.” Every parent knows instinctively that sexual abuse of the young and vulnerab

A Persecuted Priest Speaks Out

September 27, 2018 World News Comments Off on A Persecuted Priest Speaks Out

Here is a link to a 10-minute on-camera Church Militant interview with Father Paul Kalchik, the Chicago priest who is now in hiding after being tossed from his parish by Cardinal Blase Cupich. Kalchik lost his position after presiding over the burning of a rainbow flag that had a cross stitched on it. In the early 1990s, the gay pastor of Resurrection parish hung it over the altar as a sign that the parish was gay-friendly. After Kalchik and fellow parishioners ritually disposed of the flag recently, the cardinal ordered him removed from the parish, and allegedly commanded him to go to St. Luke’s, a mental health treatment center

Cardinal Cupich removes pastor for burning gay flag, wants psych evaluation

September 24, 2018 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Cupich removes pastor for burning gay flag, wants psych evaluation

September 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Blase Cupich has removed a priest in his archdiocese from his parish in apparent retaliation for his decision to burn a homosexualist “rainbow pride flag” previously used by the parish to promote the homosexual agenda. According to NBC Chicago, a source close to the priest says that Cardinal Cupich removed Fr. Paul Kalchik from Resurrection P

Opposition grows to controversial deal between Beijing and the Vatican

September 24, 2018 World News Comments Off on Opposition grows to controversial deal between Beijing and the Vatican

(CNN)A long-expected, controversial deal between the Chinese government and Catholic leaders in the Vatican has sparked opposition, including inside the Church itself. The provisional agreement, which will see the Vatican recognize the legitimacy of bishops appointed by the Chinese government, comes at a time when the ruling Communist Party is cracking down on “illegal” Christian groups in the country. Officially, there are about 6 million Catholics in China, although the real number could be more than twice that when counting followers in so-called underground, or unl

Youth synod deserves in-depth Catholicism, not LGBT lobbying, critics say

September 24, 2018 World News Comments Off on Youth synod deserves in-depth Catholicism, not LGBT lobbying, critics say

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2018 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- A coalition of secular and dissenting Catholic LGBT groups aims to influence the Church’s upcoming Synod on Young People by rallying the like-minded to write to the synod to contend that the “rules” of the Catholic Church are causing “damage” to those who self-identify as LGBT. But this effort misunderstands the more profound Catholic approach to human nature and identity, commentators have said. Ann Schneible, communications director for the Courage apostolate, said Catholic teaching insists that everyone

NFL star stuns interviewer: We have 8 kids and hope for more

September 21, 2018 World News Comments Off on NFL star stuns interviewer: We have 8 kids and hope for more

MILFORD, Connecticut, September 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers made an interviewer gasp with amazement when he confirmed that he has eight children – and wants more. Dan Patrick of The Dan Patrick Show chatted with NFL player Philip Rivers, 36, over the phone on September 17 about the surprising mid-game retirement of Vontae Davis and other football gossip before getting down to family matters. “We were trying to bet on how many kids you have now,” the interviewer said. “I went with eight.

Vatican deals with China are leaving Catholics around the world baffled

September 21, 2018 World News Comments Off on Vatican deals with China are leaving Catholics around the world baffled

In what was an unprecedented move, the Vatican earlier this year asked Chinese underground bishops to step down. Apparently, Rome believes the atheist Chinese regime is better qualified to select its bishops than the Roman Catholic Church. And thus, it is conceding its authority to the Communist Party – a move that is likely to raise eyebrows among Catholics around the world (“Vatican-Beijing deal on bishops no cause for concern, Catholic Church tells Taiwan”, September 19).

Yet another US bishop calls for Youth Synod to be canceled so Church can ‘deal with abuse crisis’

September 17, 2018 World News Comments Off on Yet another US bishop calls for Youth Synod to be canceled so Church can ‘deal with abuse crisis’

TYLER, Texas, September 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Texas bishop has called for the Youth Synod to be canceled in light of the ongoing scandal regarding the cover-up of episcopal sexual abuse of minors and seminarians. On September 8, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas tweeted his support for other bishops who share this point of view. “I support Archbishop Charles Chaput, Bishop Edward Burns & other bishops who have called for the Synod on Youth to be cancelled & replaced with an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops to deal with the abuse crisis in the Church,” he wrote. “This crisis must be addressed!!! NO to business as usual.”

ATLANTA ARCHBISHOP WILTON GREGORY INVITES HOMOSEXUALIST FR. JAMES MARTIN TO SPEAK

September 15, 2018 World News Comments Off on ATLANTA ARCHBISHOP WILTON GREGORY INVITES HOMOSEXUALIST FR. JAMES MARTIN TO SPEAK

ATLANTA (ChurchMilitant.com) – Celebrity Jesuit Fr. James Martin is heading to Georgia, courtesy of pro-gay Abp. Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, Martin announced on Twitter that Abp. Gregory has invited him to speak in October at two Atlanta-area locations. “Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak,” Martin tweeted, “so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Pa

Leaked sex abuse report rocks German church, 3,677 victims

September 13, 2018 World News Comments Off on Leaked sex abuse report rocks German church, 3,677 victims

September 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Two German major media outlets – Der Spiegel and Die Zeit – leaked today the findings of a sexual abuse commission funded by the German Bishops’ Conference and which Cardinal Reinhard Marx had planned to present to the public on 25 September. The report shows that many abusing priests were simply transferred to other parishes and that only one-third of them were ever investigated by the Church. The majority of victims were boys under 14 years