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BREAKING: Vatican Source: Pope dismissed Cdl. Müller for following Church rules on abuse cases

August 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A highly placed Vatican source told LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Gerhard Müller, together with his much-experienced three CDF priests, was dismissed by Pope Francis because they all had tried to follow loyally the Church's standing rules concerning abusive clergymen. In one specific case, Müller opposed the Pope's wanting to re-instate Don Mauro Inzoli, an unmistakably cruel abuser of many boys; but the Pope would not listen to Müller. In another case, the Pope decided not to give a Vatican apartment to one of Müller's own secretaries, but to the now-infamous Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, in spite of the fact that someone had warned the Pope about Capozzi's grave pr

St Augustine of Hippo

"Mankind is divided into two sorts: such as live according to man, and such as live according to God. These we call the two cities… The Heavenly City outshines Rome. There, instead of victory, is truth" Barbarians surged into the empire, threatening the Roman way of life as never before. The Christian church also faced attack from internal heretics. The potential destruction of culture, civilization, and the church was more than an occasional nightmare—it was perceived as an immediate threat. And Augustine answered with such wisdom, his responses are still considered by some to be the church's most important writings after the Bible. Sex and fun From his birth in a small North African town,

Ex-nuncio accuses Pope Francis of failing to act on McCarrick's abuse reports

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2018 / 07:00 pm (National Catholic Register).- In an 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity in covering up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s allegations of sexual abuse, and has claimed that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on then-Cardinal McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016, wrote that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis” and that Viganò personally told Pope Francis ab

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, government says

KABUL (Reuters) - The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group’s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of Security in Kabul said in a statement. A large amount of heavy and light weapons and ammunition were destroyed during raids on two Islamic State hideouts. The jihadist group’s Amaq’s news agency carried no comment on the issue. Lieutenant-Colonel Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the United States carried out a strike in

Why the term ‘islam’ is not a proper name for Catholics to use

SEMPER EXCELSIUS - The Arabic term ‘islam’ comes from the term “aslama”, which means “to resign oneself” or “to surrender”. The word is usually translated as “submission”; submission of desires to the will of Allah. The word islam has become the name of the religion which was brought by Muhammad and implies a submission to his erroneous teachings. “G.K. Chesterton always referred to muslims as Mohammedans and refused to use the word ‘islam’.” For those who do not believe in submission to Allah and the false teachings of Muhammad, it is clear that another name should be chosen. For this exact reason, G.K. Chesterton always referred to muslims as Mohammedans and refused to use the word ‘islam’

Rival family conference says homosexual agenda a threat to Church

Two same-sex partners exchange wedding bands during a 2017 ceremony at the civil registry office in Munich. (Credit: Marc Mueller/EPA via CNS.) DUBLIN - Organizers of a rival event to this week’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin have taken issue with what they charge is a “watered-down” version of Church teaching on offer at the Vatican-sponsored summit that endorses homosexuality, adding that bishops have been too “sheepish” about speaking out. “The Church has become, and when I say ‘the Church’ I mean bishops, has become almost embarrassed to preach the Gospel and to preach the Christian message on family and marriage,” Anthony Murphy, founder and editor of the “Catholic Voice” newspape

An Indiana priest is attacked by a man yelling, 'this is for all the little kids'

(CNN) - A Catholic priest was beaten while praying at his church in Merrillville, Indiana, and authorities are investigating the attack as a hate crime. The Rev. Basil John Hutsko told police he was attacked Monday morning inside the St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church as he was praying in the sacristy. The attacker "grabbed him by the neck, threw him down on the floor and immediately started slamming his head against the floor. Both sides, front and back," Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch told CNN affiliate WBBM. The assailant left Hutsko battered, bruised and unconscious. And during the assault the attacker yelled, "'This is for all the little kids,'" Petruch said. It was an app

Trump Decries 'Coalition of Open Borders Extremists'

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump is referring to opposition lawmakers, as well as local and state officials who oppose his immigration control agenda, as "a coalition of open borders extremists." Trump at the White House on Monday afternoon accused opponents of waging "an unprecedented assault on American law enforcement — our greatest people," saying they are threatening Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) "for doing their duties." According to the president, "They have no courage. They have no guts. They just have big, loud mouths." The remarks came during an East Room event honoring law enforcement officials for bravery in combating

One Proposed Solution to Clerical Sex Abuse

Fr. Edwin Palka on the culture of secrecy and blackmail among gay bishops Finally, I am done — at least for now. I am tired of writing about active homosexual and homosexual activist (AH/HA — aha! Now you get it!) priests and bishops. I thought it was important for people to have their eyes opened to this sick reality but exposing this "hidden in plain sight" evil is not the goal — eradicating it is. The current state of the Church can be depressing, even capable of bringing about spiritual despair, but it need not be. There is always hope — a well-founded hope, in fact. The light of Christ will conquer the darkness. The Immaculate Heart will triumph — we know that. But what can we do? First

New Cardinal: Abuse victims should be ‘ashamed’ to speak due to their own failings

MEXICO, August 21, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Reacting to the recent avalanche of reports of clerical sexual abuse around the world, a newly minted Mexican Cardinal has suggested that victims who accuse priests should be “ashamed” because they too have skeletons in their own closets. Those who “accuse men of the Church should [be careful] because they have long tails that are easily stepped on,” said Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera according to a report in Crux. “I’m here happy to talk about nice things, not about problematic things, it’s an accusation that is made, and in some cases it’s true,” said Obeso Rivera. The cardinal’s remarks to journalists came after the release of a sweeping, two-year-

Despite What Chelsea Clinton Says, Abortion Hurts The Economy

Chelsea Clinton claimed that Roe v. Wade helped add $3.5 trillion to the economy. It's taken away far more. Chelsea Clinton claimed that legalizing abortion has helped add an additional $3.5 trillion to the American economy on Saturday. At a #RiseUpforRoe event in New York, Clinton and other pro-choice women rallied against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. The #RiseUpforRoe movement, which is sponsored by NARAL and Planned Parenthood’s PAC, started promptly after President Trump announced his decision to nominate Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Their Twitter bio reads, “It’s time to get maximum hysterical,” and they claim that “The right to a safe, accessible and legal ab

SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX ABBOT, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH—1153

Feast: August 20 Bernard, son of Tescelin Sorrel, and Aleth, daughter of the lord of Montbard, was born in the family castle of Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy. His pious French mother offered all her seven children—six sons and one daughter—to God at birth and devoted herself to their upbringing. According to the standards of that day, they were very well educated, the sons learning Latin and verse-making even before being trained in the profession of arms. Bernard was sent to Chatillon-on-the-Seine, to study in a college of secular canons. At school he gave evidence of a strong intellect as well as of a genuinely religious nature. During this period the death of his mother, to whom he w

Communist Bishop: Another problematic beatification from Rome

Pope Francis just announced the beatification of Enrique Angelelli (“Satanelli”). There were many radical bishops in the wild years following the Second Vatican Council. But Enrique Angelelli, bishop of La Rioja, Argentina, was probably the most radical. He was a Communist in all but name and stridently supported the terrorist organization “Montoneros”, the leftist terrorist branch of the Peronist movement. “The La Rioja bishop had an active and proved link with the terrorist organization Montoneros.” It can be undoubtedly said that the horrid military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 until the Falklands War was brought about as a brutal overreaction to the terrorist attacks co

Cardinal Burke: U.S. Catholic Church in ‘possibly the worst crisis that it’s ever experienced’

August 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Church in the U.S. is undergoing “possibly the worst crisis that it’s ever experienced” right now, Cardinal Burke said tonight of the ongoing sex abuse scandals and the laity’s distrust for bishops who play a part in it. “That has to be recognized and it has to be dealt with in a thorough manner which is faithful to the Church’s moral law and to the Church herself and to the office of the bishops,” Burke, the former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and one of orthodox Catholics’ most beloved cardinals, told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo. “I have just completed practically a month’s visit to the United States and I’ve never heard so much anger, so much

Cardinal Burke: Pope must ‘take action’ to clean up ‘homosexual culture’ in Church

August 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – This week Cardinal Raymond Burke addressed the new wave of clergy abuse scandal giving insights and observations as to how it needs to be addressed. In an interview with Thomas McKenna of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Cardinal Burke discussed the recent scandals involving clergy and members of the hierarchy. When asked about what is at the root of the crisis Cardinal Burke said "it seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root. It is of course a tendency that is disordered." He highlighted that "it has bee

PA Grand Jury: CDL Wuerl Paid Hush Money to Child Porn Priest

Fr. George Zirwas got bonus payout in exchange for silence on other priests' criminal sexual conduct Among the most disturbing details in the 884-page Pennsylvania grand jury report was that then-Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh gave a priest involved in a child porn ring extra money in exchange for the priest's silence. Not only that, Wuerl gave the priest a glowing eulogy at his funeral in 2001, even posthumously restoring him to full priestly status. Page 233 of the grand jury report, released Tuesday, reveals that in 1996, "[Father George] Zirwas informed the [Pittsburgh] Diocese that he had knowledge of other Pittsburgh Diocese priests' involvement in illegal sexual activity. In exchan

UN Report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says. The report by U.N. experts circulated Monday said that despite the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and most of Syria, it is likely that a reduced “covert version” of the militant group’s “core” will survive in both countries, with significant affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network also “continues to show resilience,” with its affiliates and allies much stronger than ISI

301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys &

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. “Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to understand the systematic cover up by church le

'Holy League of Nations' Rosary Uniting Catholics Worldwide

54-day Rosary novena culminating in global Rosary rally Oct. 7 LA CROSSE, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) - On Wednesday, Catholics across the globe begin a 54-Day Rosary Novena for Our Nations, culminating in a worldwide Rosary rally on Sunday, Oct. 7. The global Rosary is the founding project of the new Holy League of Nations, an international alliance of faithful Catholics striving to transform their cultures through prayer and fasting. "We are uniting in Spiritual Warfare," the group explains. "We are uniting to stand with The Woman, Clothed with the Sun (Revelation 12:1)." The Holy League of Nations is an outgrowth of the United States' national Rosary rally, Rosary Coast to Coast. Since its

Science finds 1,500 genetic differences between boys and girls, destroys ‘transgender’ arguments

ISRAEL, May 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Scientists have uncovered 1,559 genetic differences between males and females that relate not only to the sexual organs, but surprisingly to other organs such as the brain, skin, and heart. “Overall, sex-specific genes are mainly expressed in the reproductive system, emphasizing the notable physiological distinction between men and women,” the scientists found. “However, scores of genes that are not known to directly associate with reproduction were also found to have sex-specific expression (e.g., the men-specific skin genes),” they added. The findings suggest to the casual reader that there is much more involved in the notion of changing one’s gender t

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