Category Archives: Bishop’s messages

CHURCH MILITANT VIEWERS: CONTRACEPTION LEADS TO ABORTION – Cardinal Dolan “Things don’t happen in a vacuum especially a moral vacuum”

CHURCH MILITANT VIEWERS: CONTRACEPTION LEADS TO ABORTION – Cardinal Dolan “Things don’t happen in a vacuum especially a moral vacuum”

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 22, 2018

Cdl. Dolan: “Things don’t happen in a vacuum — especially a moral vacuum”

Church Militant viewers understand the connection between abortion and contraception. So why is the pro-life movement silent on contraception?

A recent poll by Church Militant found that 92 percent of the more than 2,200 viewers, who responded, believe “contraception leads to abortion.” When Church Militant asked those attending the 2014 March For Life in D.C. if such a connection existed, an overwhelming majority said there was no connection. What’s more, the pro-life movement deliberately prescinds from bringing up the relation between the two intrinsic evils. read more

PORTUGUESE BISHOP JORGE ORTIGA ALLOWS DIVORCED COUPLES TO DISCERN RECEPTION OF HOLY EUCHARIST

PORTUGUESE BISHOP JORGE ORTIGA ALLOWS DIVORCED COUPLES TO DISCERN RECEPTION OF HOLY EUCHARIST


by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 22, 2018

BRAGA, Portugal (ChurchMilitant.com) – The archbishop of Braga is leaving it up to civilly divorced and remarried Catholics to decide for themselves if they are “integrated” into the Church and can receive Holy Communion.

A January 17 document [English translation], titled, “Guidance Document of the Family Pastoral Care,” is outlining how Abp. Jorge Ortiga intents to implement Amoris Laetitia (AL) in the diocese. read more

US BISHOP CONFERENCE LOBBIES CONGRESS TO FUND AGENCY FUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

US BISHOP CONFERENCE LOBBIES CONGRESS TO FUND AGENCY FUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

US Bishop Conference Lobbies Congress to Fund Agency Funding Planned Parenthood by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 22, 2018

Bishops show support for PEPFAR and Global Fund, which promote abortion, birth control

By Michael Hichborn

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have once again written to Congress requesting “robust funding” for two agencies deeply committed to the promotion and distribution of contraception, one of which provides millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood.

In a December 1, 2017 joint letter to the director for the Office of Management and Budget, and copied to all members of Congress, Abp. Timothy Broglio, the USCCB’s chairman for the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and Sean Callahan, the president of Catholic Relief Services, urged Congress to “fully fund” both the President’s Emergency Plan for Funding AIDS Research (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund). read more

SYRIAN PRELATE ARCHBISHOP SAMIR NASSAR NARROWLY SURVIVES BOMBING

SYRIAN PRELATE ARCHBISHOP SAMIR NASSAR NARROWLY SURVIVES BOMBING

Syrian Prelate Narrowly Survives Bombing by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 18, 2018

Exploding artillery shell came through a window at his residence

DAMASCUS, Syria (ChurchMilitant.com) –  Archbishop Samir Nassar is thankful to be alive after barely avoiding a deadly explosion.

The archbishop, a Maronite Catholic, was in his home in Damascus taking a nap on Monday. When he woke up and went to use the bathroom, an artillery shell apparently flew through a window and detonated near his bed.

It was part of a bombardment of the capital by opponents of the Syrian regime, according to international non-profit Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

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Archbishop Nassar wrote to ACN, “A shell fell on my bed on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 1:20 p.m., when I had retired for a little siesta — a few seconds at the sink saved my life! The bed was riddled with shrapnel.” read more

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE: POOR CATECHESIS CAUSED CRISIS OF FAITH

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE: POOR CATECHESIS CAUSED CRISIS OF FAITH


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 18, 2018

“Catholicism is in the throes of the worst crisis in its entire history”

Cardinal Raymond Burke is continually warning Catholics that the Church is currently experiencing Her greatest crisis and is saying that the solution is sound catechesis.

During a talk sponsored by Voice of the Family in Rome the former prefect of the Apostolic Signature in May of 2016 warned faithful Catholics: “Catholicism is in the throes of the worst crisis in its entire history.” The cardinal added that to solve this crisis Catholics would need to learn their faith in order to heroically put it into practice: read more

President Donald Trump to address the 45th National March for Life via livestream & Cardinal Dolan – Prays against ‘powers of darkness’

President Donald Trump to address the 45th National March for Life via livestream

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.- U.S. President Donald Trump will address participants in the 45th national March for Life via live video, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

The march, held annually on or near the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. WadeSupreme Court decision, recognizes the lives lost since abortion became legal nationwide and celebrates the dignity of every human life.

The march typically draws crowds of several hundred thousand from across the country. It includes a rally with speakers and live music. This year, the theme of the march is “Love Saves Lives.” read more

UK CARDINAL VINCENT NICHOLS REINSTATES DISSENTING LGBT GROUP

UK CARDINAL VINCENT NICHOLS REINSTATES DISSENTING LGBT GROUP


by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 17, 2018

Cdl. Nichols adds Quest to Catholic Directory

WESTMINSTER, England (ChurchMilitant.com) – The archbishop of Westminster is promoting a group opposing Church teaching on homosexuality.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is reinstating the status of Quest — a group that was removed from the Catholic Directory by his predecessor Cdl. Basil Hume — in the archdiocese of Westminster.

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Quest, a self-proclaimed LGBT Catholic advocacy group, had been in the directory since 1992. Despite the fact Hume was an LGBT advocate, he had it removed because of its open opposition to Church teaching. read more

Pope Francis-appointed Cardinal Joseph Tobin: Pope could ‘name a woman cardinal’

Pope Francis-appointed Cardinal Joseph Tobin: Pope could ‘name a woman cardinal’

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Cardinal Joseph Tobin speaks to the ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ at his cathedral in Newark.Fr. James Martin / Facebook
By Doug Mainwaring Follow Doug, Jan 11, 2018 – 10:58 am EST

January 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the short span of three weeks, Cardinal Joseph Tobin has made startling statements regarding the role of women within the Catholic Church in a pair of interviews reported in high profile left-leaning publications – The New York Times (NYT) and Jesuit America Magazine.

Nicholas Kristoff kicked off the NYT interview by zeroing in on a favorite term, “gender,” in what amounted to a slight against Catholicism.  “One area where the Catholic Church seems to me antiquated is gender.” Kristoff continued, “If Jesus trusted women like Mary Magdalene, if Phoebe could be a leader of the early church, then why can’t women be priests or cardinals today?” read more

NEW ZEALAND BISHOP STEPHEN LOWE CLAIMS CHURCH AT ‘GALILEO MOMENT’ OVER HOMOSEXUALITY

NEW ZEALAND BISHOP STEPHEN LOWE CLAIMS CHURCH AT ‘GALILEO MOMENT’ OVER HOMOSEXUALITY


by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 12, 2018

PONSONBY, New Zealand (ChurchMilitant.com) – A New Zealand cardinal is saying the Church is at a crucial moment where it needs to listen to “young people” and accept homosexuality.

Bishop Stephen Lowe, the head of the diocese of Hamilton, is hinting that he believes the Catholic Church may have to change its teaching on human sexuality, comparing it to the alleged persecution of 17th-century scientist Galileo. read more

Bishop Edwin de la Peña in Philippines returns to ransacked Cathedral: Captured, desecrated by ISIS affiliate months ago

Bishop Edwin de la Peña in Philippines returns to ransacked Cathedral: Captured, desecrated by ISIS affiliate months ago

Bishop in Philippines Returns to Ransacked Cathedral by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 12, 2018 MARAWI CITY, Philippines (ChurchMilitant.com) – After months of battle between Islamic terrorists and government troops, citizens of Marawi City in the Philippines can now return to their war-torn city. Among the first coming back is a Catholic bishop, inspecting his now-desecrated cathedral.

Early Thursday morning, international non-profit Aid to the Church in Need shared moving photos of Bp. Edwin de la Peña returning to St. Mary’s Cathedral in the city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao.

The building is checkered with bullet-holes, and the statues are smashed. The Maute group, an ISIS affiliate, stormed the cathedral in May 2017 and soon shared videos of themselves smashing statues and committing other sacrilege.

The Maute group, an ISIS affiliate, wreaked havoc on Marawi and surrounding areas ever since the rebellion broke out in May last year. read more