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Life isn’t black and white – teach priests to discern the gray, Pope says

August 25, 2016 World News Comments Off on Life isn’t black and white – teach priests to discern the gray, Pope says

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2016 / 04:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a conversation with members of the Jesuit order from Poland, Pope Francis said the real life situations of everyday Catholics aren’t black and white, but rather vary on a spectrum of gray. Because of this, he stressed the need for the Church to step up formation when it comes to teaching seminarians about spiritual discernment, cautioning that many priests can’t relate to or accompany the people they counsel, since they haven’t been properly formed. “Future priests need to be formed not with general and abstract ideas, which are (overly) clear and distinct, but this fine discernment of spirits, so that they can help people in their concrete lives,” the…Continue Reading

Vatican newspaper article: Pope’s apostolic exhortation is magisterial teaching

August 25, 2016 World News Comments Off on Vatican newspaper article: Pope’s apostolic exhortation is magisterial teaching

August 24, 2016 Writing in the Vatican newspaper, a Spanish ecclesiology professor said that Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia is part of the non-definitive ordinary Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff to which the faithful owe religious submission of intellect and will. Father Salvador Pie-Ninot examined the exhortation in light of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1990 instruction on the ecclesial vocation of the theologian, as well as the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. Without mentioning Cardinal Raymond Burke by name, Father Pie-Ninot appears to disagree with the cardinal over the interpretation of Pope Francis’s words in the third

BREAKING: Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

August 24, 2016 World News Comments Off on BREAKING: Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros – one of Hilary Clinton’s top donors – paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to “shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign.” The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned

Catholic school faculty member sues school after she’s fired for being gay

August 20, 2016 World News Comments Off on Catholic school faculty member sues school after she’s fired for being gay

A lesbian teacher was fired from Paramus Catholic High School after administrators learned that she was married to a woman, according to her lawsuit. Kate Drumgoole, 33, was the school’s head basketball coach and dean of guidance when the school fired her in January. After a family argument, Elaine Vanore, the sister of Drumgoole’s wife, Jaclyn Vanore, sent the same-sex couple’s wedding photos to school administrators, according to the lawsuit. “After everything was brought to their attention, they

Scottish Catholic Church denies supporting ‘mandatory’ LGBT activist school program

August 20, 2016 World News Comments Off on Scottish Catholic Church denies supporting ‘mandatory’ LGBT activist school program

GLASGOW, Scotland, August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic Church in Scotland is flatly denying that it is lending its support to advancing a pro-homosexual curriculum in Catholic schools, despite secular as well as gay news sources claiming the opposite. Last month Herald Scotland published a piece showcasing what it called a “radical new school curriculum which will put LGBTI issues at the centre of education.” The curriculum is being developed and campaigned for by a pro-homosexual organization called Time for Inclusive Education (TIE). According to the Herald the curriculum “would be the first in Europe to put LGBTI – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex – children on an equal footing with heterosexual pupils.” TIE is aggressively campaigning to…Continue Reading

Amid falling sales, Target responds to backlash with $20 million plan for single-stall bathrooms

August 19, 2016 World News Comments Off on Amid falling sales, Target responds to backlash with $20 million plan for single-stall bathrooms
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NewsGenderThu Aug 18, 2016 – 2:57 pm EST Amid falling sales, Target responds to backlash with $20 million plan for single-stall bathrooms  #flushtarget , bathroom bills , target , transgender , transgenderism MINNEAPOLIS, August 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Facing a rapidly falling stock price and decreased earnings, Target announced on Tuesday that it will spend $20 million to add single-stall, lockable restrooms to every Target store in the nation. At the same time, a spokeswoman says the company remains “committed” to its controversial policy allowing anyone who says he identifies as transgender to use the restrooms and changing rooms of the opposite biological sex. All but about 300 of its 1,797 already have single-stall restrooms. The bathrooms will be…Continue Reading

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Signs New Book Deal with Bloomsbury

August 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Signs New Book Deal with Bloomsbury

Indeed, it’s official. Bloomsbury is announcing that Pope Benedict has a new book coming in November 2016, entitled, The Last Testament. It appears to be 224 pages. Ever since Bloomsbury merged (“bought out?”) T & T Clark, they have been emerging as a major academic press. In fact, I love what they have done with the Library of New Testament Studies Series (formerly Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series published with Sheffie

Transgender Bathroom Access Extended to All Federal Buildings–Including Prisons

August 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Transgender Bathroom Access Extended to All Federal Buildings–Including Prisons

The Obama administration is set to unveil a new regulation this week that will expand transgender people’s access to restrooms consistent with their “gender identity” to thousands of federal buildings and facilities across the country — including prisons. Buzzfeed News obtained on Monday a draft of a notice being circulated to various federal agencies by the General Services Administration (a independent agency in charge of government facilities) before being officially published

Satanic ‘Black Mass’ held in Oklahoma City

August 16, 2016 World News Comments Off on Satanic ‘Black Mass’ held in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — A small group attended an event held by a satanic church in Oklahoma City Monday night. The ‘black mass’ was met with Christian masses and prayer rallies. Leaders of Oklahoma City’s Church of Ahriman set the stage for their event at a small theater in the Civic Center Music Hall. The mass and another ritual, the consumption of Mary, were abbreviated versions of what would happen at a Satanist church on Sunday.

Uplifting Story . . . Gymnast Simone Biles soars to Olympic gold while grounded in Catholic faith

August 12, 2016 World News Comments Off on Uplifting Story . . . Gymnast Simone Biles soars to Olympic gold while grounded in Catholic faith
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, August 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — When three-time world champion gymnast Simone Biles flew to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, the 19-year-old carried a rosary her mother gave her and a St. Sebastian medal from her family’s spiritual home, St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Spring, Texas. Simone is already the most decorated woman gymnast in her sport’s history, winning golds at the world level in all-around and individual events. But as the young daughter of a fatherless home who was shunted between a drug-addicted mother and foster homes, her chances of excelling in any sport let alone one so intense as gymnastics seemed slim indeed.