Category Archives: Bishop’s messages

Abortion and homosexuality are a ‘living reflection of hell’: U.S. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Abortion and homosexuality are a ‘living reflection of hell’: U.S. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
By Pete Baklinski, Follow Pete Oct 11, 2017 – 11:41 am EST

SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Those who doubt the existence of hell, despite Our Lady of Fatima showing its horrors to three Portuguese shepherd children 100 years ago, can nevertheless see a “living reflection of hell” in abortion, euthanasia, and homosexuality, said San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone made his remarks during a homily last weekend as he consecrated his Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

He recalled during his October 7 homily the great evils witnessed in the past 100 years, including the great world wars, death camps, numerous genocides, and Christian persecution. read more

VATICAN’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON CHILD ABUSE

VATICAN’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON CHILD ABUSE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 10, 2017

Clerical sex abuse will continue until Church confronts problem of homosexual bishops and priests

Critics are noting Rome’s apparent double standard in addressing child abuse in the wake of last week’s Vatican-sponsored, three-day conference on child pornography, while seemingly protecting a priest who’s wanted for allegedly trafficking in child porn.

At issue is the Vatican’s use of diplomatic immunity to shield from civil prosecution a priest, Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, who’s wanted by Canadian officials for his alleged involvement in child porn. Capella, a Vatican diplomat formerly stationed in D.C., was abruptly removed from his post when charges surfaced alleging he downloaded child pornography. read more

SAN DIEGO DIOCESE USING MASS TO PUSH LBGT AGENDA

SAN DIEGO DIOCESE USING MASS TO PUSH LBGT AGENDA

San Diego Diocese Using Mass to Push LBGT Agenda by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 9, 2017 SAN DIEGO (ChurchMilitant.com) – The diocese of San Diego is celebrating the 20th anniversary of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) document that soft-pedals homosexuality.

John Dolan, San Diego auxiliary bishop, presided at a Mass at St. John the Evangelist parish to commemorate the 1997 USCCB document “Always Our Children,” including 16 other concelebrating clergy, as well as pro-homosexual San Diego Abp. Robert McElroy.

Aaron Bianco, leader of the LGBT outreach ministry at the parish and young adult ministry leader, is openly homosexual. He is also associated with Call to Action, a self-described Catholic activist group that openly dissents against Catholic Church teaching on human sexuality. read more

Cardinal Auza at UN:  More Inclusive Economy – Developed Nations Must Lower Protective Tariffs

Cardinal Auza at UN:  More Inclusive Economy – Developed Nations Must Lower Protective Tariffs

Archbishop Bernardito Auza ©Holy See Mission

Archbishop Bernardito Auza ©Holy See Mission

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, expressed concern on October 5, 2017, for the decline in international trade and called for a more inclusive world economy, encouraging developed countries to lower protective tariffs and increase trade with Least Developed Countries (LDCs.

His remarks came at the UN in New York during the Second Committee debates on Agenda Item 17, dedicated to Macroeconomic policy questions and on Agenda Item 18, dedicated to the follow-up and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development. read more

Cardinal Auza:  Fight Drug Trafficking – Threaten Society in the Family, Locally and Internationally

Cardinal Auza:  Fight Drug Trafficking – Threaten Society in the Family, Locally and Internationally

Archbishop Bernardito Auza ©Holy See Mission

Archbishop Bernardito Auza ©Holy See Mission

“The Holy See wishes to reiterate its support for creative and determined initiatives to fight the evil of international drug trafficking and drug use that shatter lives, families and communities, even tearing entire countries apart, and waste lives and resources” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on October 4, 2017, at the UN in New York.

His comments came at the Third Committee of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Agenda Item 107, dedicated to “Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice” and on Agenda Item 108, dedicated to “International Drug Control.” read more

More bishops offer sanctuary for witnesses to drug killings in the Philippines

More bishops offer sanctuary for witnesses to drug killings in the Philippines

Posted by  | Oct 5, 2017 |     

Archbishop Socrates Villegas holds a candle as he leads a prayer service for the victims of extrajudicial killings and those who were slain under the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs outside the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan City, Sept. 23, 2017. GLENN MUNOZ LOPEZ

MANILA— More bishops are joining Archbishop Socrates Villegas in offering any help they can for those who want to testify against cases of summary killings in the country.

Bishop Roberto Mallari of San Jose said that if there anything the diocese could do, it’s to provide refuge to those who fear for their lives.

“I’m really one with him (Villegas) and we are opening our doors as sanctuary to those who want to stand for the truth,” Mallari said over Church-run Radio Veritas on Thursday. read more

LEFTIST PRELATES MEET IN BOSTON TO PUSH HETERODOX AGENDA

LEFTIST PRELATES MEET IN BOSTON TO PUSH HETERODOX AGENDA


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 4, 2017

Conference to discuss U.S. implementation of Amoris Laetitia

BOSTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – A major conference opens in Massachusetts Thursday to discuss the implementation of Amoris Laetitia in the United States, and its members are well-known liberals in the Church.

Organized by Cdl. Blase Cupich of Chicago and Boston College theologian Fr. James Keenan, the two-day gathering will bring together two cardinals, 12 bishops and 24 other prominent theologians and clergy.

Amoris Laetitia: A New Momentum for Moral Formation and Pastoral Practice” will feature five panel discussions examining how U.S. bishops might harness — and channel — the “new momentum” Amoris Laetitia promises to provide diocesan pastoral programs. read more

Military Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio seeks talks with police in drug slays

Military Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio seeks talks with police in drug slays

Posted by  | Oct 4, 2017 |     

Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio, Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines. SAMMY NAVAJA

TACLOBAN City— The country’s military bishop is reaching out to policemen wanting to reveal information about the supposed summary killings under the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs.

Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio, the concurrent Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP), said that he wants to help assess the testimonies of the cops. read more

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE: SSPX IN SCHISM

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE: SSPX IN SCHISM

Cdl Burke: SSPX in Schism by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 2, 2017

Highest-ranked prelate to make such a claim

MEDFORD, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) – The former head of the Vatican’s highest court is saying the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is “in schism.”In newly released audio, Cdl. Raymond Burke, former head of the Apostolic Signatura, made the remarks at the Sacred Liturgy conference in Medford, Oregon in July. In answer to a question about attending liturgies offered by the priestly group, Burke said:

[T]he fact of the matter is that the Priestly Society of St. Pius X is in schism since the late Abp. Marcel Lefebvre ordained four bishops without the mandate of the Roman Pontiff. And so it is not legitimate to attend Mass or to receive the sacraments in a church that’s under the direction of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X.

Burke is thus far the highest-ranking prelate in the Church to state that the SSPX is in schism.

Canon law differentiates between formal schism — which requires an official pronouncement from the Holy See on a party — and material schism — which manifests in a party’s words and actions, even though no official pronouncement by the Church has been made. It’s the latter to which Burke is referring. read more

Bishop Joey Baylon’s appeal to stop summary killings in the Philippines falls on ‘deaf ears’

Bishop Joey Baylon’s appeal to stop summary killings in the Philippines falls on ‘deaf ears’

Posted by  | Oct 1, 2017 |     

Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF LEGAZPI

MANILA— A Catholic bishop expressed dismay over President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed failure to put a halt to the spate of drug-related killings in the country.

Bishop Joey Baylon of Legazpi said their appeal fell on ‘deaf ears’ as killings continue and justice remains elusive for the victims of summary executions.

Almost a year ago, the diocese sent an open letter to Duterte, asking him to stop extrajudicial killings and bring the perpetrators to justice. read more