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Cardinal Burke says confusion spreading among Catholics ‘in an alarming way’

March 25, 2015 World News Comments Off

LifeSiteNews: Since the extraordinary synod on the family, we have entered a period of uncertainty and confusion over several “hot-button” issues: communion for divorced and “remarried” couples, a change of attitude towards homosexual unions and an apparent relaxing of attitudes towards non-married couples. Does your Eminence think that this confusion is already producing adverse effects among Catholics? Cardinal Burke: Most certainly, it is. I hear it myself: I hear it from Catholics, I hear it from bishops. People are

Bishop backs Catholic school’s removal of teacher over pro-marriage Facebook comments: cites Pope Francis

March 24, 2015 World News Comments Off

SOMERVILLE, NJ, March 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic school has decided not to rehire a theology teacher who rejected the argument in favor of gay “marriage” on her private Facebook page, her family has announced. The controversy began last week after a student found a Facebook post by Patricia Jannuzzi, a 57-year-old theology teacher at Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey. In it, Jannuzzi said that advocates of redefining marriage argue that they “are born this way and it is not a choice, to get 14th amendment rights equal protection” – which was intended for “unchangeable characteristics such as race and disability.” Then, “they will argue everyone should be able to choose” to engage in the homosexual lifestyle. The…Continue Reading

Creepy Catholicism.

March 23, 2015 World News Comments Off

Martin O’Malley is the latest Catholic politician to come out as a duplicitous “Catholic.” Deacon Kandra posts an excerpt here from an interview in which O’Malley displays some amazingly twisted thinking to support homosexual marriage–even though he’s a Catholic. As far as I can make out his belief goes like this: “the child of a homosexual couple deserves to grow up in a “proper home” so his gay parents should be allowed to marry.” This argument is on a par with that argument for abortion: “Every child a wanted child.” So instead of wanting children we kill all the children we don’t want and this somehow shows that we love children… Am I the only one to find this kind of…Continue Reading

Polish Bishops’ Conference rejects Holy Communion for divorced and “remarried”

March 19, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Polish Bishops’ Conference has issued a communiqué firmly rejecting the proposals that divorced and “remarried” Catholics should be admitted to Holy Communion without amendment of life. The communiqué, published on 12th March, includes the following statement: “In view of the upcoming Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome, the bishops have undertaken a reflection on marriage and family. This reflection demonstrated the importance of the family from the perspective of philosophical, theological and legal issues.   “Identified once again was the indispensable importance of the sacrament of marriage, and the family for the growth of Christian life within the Church

Celtic Catholic priest and friends pile on archbishop

March 17, 2015 World News Comments Off

On Monday March 16, KALW radio’s City Visions will host a program “Can Bay Area Catholics and Archbishop Cordileone find Common Ground?” Scheduled guests are the Reverend Vincent Pizzuto; Most Holy Redeemer parishioner and teachers’ union representative Ted DeSaulnier; and Santa Clara professor Sally Vance-Trembath. Representing the Catholic Church is Father Anthony

The Traditional Case for Capital Punishment

March 17, 2015 World News Comments Off

A group of Catholic publishers recently issued a joint statement urging an end to capital punishment. I have great respect for all of them – I have written for all of them at one point or another. I disagree with them on this issue, however. And it may be good to give some background about why I and many others disagree. Most importantly, the Catholic Church’s Magisterium does not and never has advocated unqualified abolition of the death penalty. The U.S. bishops have conceded that Catholic teaching has accepted the principle that

Cardinal Müller: Pope Is Not Above the Word of God and the Catholic Faith

March 16, 2015 World News Comments Off

Edit: Rorate tends to understate things.  They want a sober response.  We’d like to offer this translation of Giuseppe Nardi’s appreciation of their take on Cardinal Müller’s recent letter appearing in the Osservatore Romano and additional commentary from other important Italian blogs. (Rome) The extremely progressivist French newspaper Golias has sounded the alarm because of the “danger” that churchmen like the Cardinals Burke, Müller, Ranjith, Cañizares, Ouellet, Sarah and other “young cardinals” could prevent further “liberalization” of the constitution of the Church  with support of older cardinals like Scola, Pell and Caffarra. The traditional  website Chiesa e Postconcilio contrast wrote: “God

Is the Synod Secretariat Stacking the Deck Again?

March 16, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Vatican today announced that the vice president of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family will be a consulter to the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops. Professor José Granados‘ appointment, alongside eleven other consulters, means he will be taking part in the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family in October. This is significant because at last October’s synod no faculty member from the John Paul II Institute was represented (although some previous institute presidents did attend, including its founding president, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra). Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/is-the-synod-secretariat-stacking-the-deck-again?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NCRegisterDailyBlog+National+Catholic+Register#When:2015-03-14%2020:24:01#ixzz3UXrKDV4J

Gay activist: Of course our goal is to ‘indoctrinate children into LGBTQ agenda’

March 14, 2015 World News Comments Off

TORONTO, March 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A homosexual activist has candidly admitted that gay-themed materials and policies pushed in grade schools across North America are for the sake of “indoctrinating” children into an unquestioning acceptance of homosexuality. “I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie,” writes long-time Canadian gay activist S. Bear Bergman in

Pope . . . giving holy Communion to remarried divorcees “won’t solve anything”

March 14, 2015 World News Comments Off

On the second anniversary of his pontificate, the Holy Father gave a lengthy interview to a Mexican television journalist. – CNA/Bohumil Petrik VATICAN CITY — In a new, wide-ranging interview published Friday on the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis said that although he still thinks his papacy will be brief, he is ruled by an “inner peace.” Interviewed by journalist Valentina Alazraki for the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, he also said giving holy Communion to remarried divorcees “won’t solve anything” and noted that the Roman Curia is the “last court” not to have been democratized left in Europe.