Dr. Christopher Manion: “Bannon’s comments gave Cdl. Dolan heartburn because Bannon’s right”
Catholics are backing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who noted that policies by U.S. bishops that foster open borders and illegal immigration don’t constitute unchanging Church doctrine.
During an interview earlier this month with Charlie Rose of CBS, Steve Bannon said the policy of U.S. bishops that embrace open borders and illegal immigration wasn’t doctrinal and thus open for debate. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, was upset by Bannon’s comments but didn’t deny their veracity.read more
Father “Chito” Suganob free after being held hostage for nearly four months
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (ChurchMilitant.com) – A famous Filipino priest was liberated by government forces on Saturday after four months of captivity by ISIS-inspired rebels.
Father Teresito Soganub, known affectionately as “Fr. Chito,” was taken hostage on May 24 when Islamic terrorists stormed St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City. During the first week of his captivity, there were threats to behead Fr. Soganub, and a video surfaced online of the captive priest, pleading with government officials for a peaceful solution.
Father Soganub and a schoolteacher were rescued by Filipino government soldiers in a special operation late Saturday. The news of Fr. Soganub’s liberation was shared in press conferences and on social media, and he appeared at a Monday news conference in Manila, the densely-populated capital of the Philippines. Father Soganub’s hair and beard were extremely long and disheveled, resulting from his 118 days as a hostage.read more
New York event sullies name of great Italian pontiff
NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Leo House, a Catholic guesthouse in Manhattan, has announced that Fr. James Martin will present its Pope Leo XIII Award to Cdl. Timothy Dolan at a December 11 fundraising gala in New York.
Named after the mighty Italian prelate and administered by the Leo House board of directors, the award “seeks to recognize Catholic clergy, religious and lay persons or organizations who best embody the ideals and values most cherished by the late pontiff” and “recognizes those who have served faithfully to advance and enhance the pontifical legacy and heritage of Leo XIII.”read more
James Martin SJ is a liar leading souls to perdition
By Austin RuseJames Martin SJ gallivants around the country telling young men and women that their sexual lifestyles are acceptable to the Church, which is not true; that the Church welcomes them no matter what they may be doing, which is certainly not true.
James Martin SJ tells them that the teachings of the Church will probably change to reflect such approval and that this is the best of all possible worlds, which is not true. None of this is clear in his much-discussed book in which he only calls for dialogue, but all of this is clear in his public pronouncements including at a recent appearance at Fordham University, discussed below.read more
by Trey Elmore • ChurchMilitant.com • September 15, 2017
Claims to lay out “mere Protestantism” for 500th anniversary of Revolt
A group of over 200 Protestant scholars and ministers have signed and published a joint statement called A Reforming Catholic Confession outlining what they are calling “mere Protestantism.”
The statement is an attempt to refute the contention that private interpretation of the Bible leads to division, as proven by the history of the Protestant heresy since the revolt, which began 500 years ago in 1517. Jerry Walls, of Houston Baptist University, told the Christian Post, “Despite how some Roman Catholics fasten on the divisions within Protestantism as a case against it, including the joking about there being 33,000 different denominations — as if the entire legacy of the Reformation is endless religious splintering — the confession showcases the extensive agreement on the substance of the historic Christian faith.”read more
Copeland’s unapologetic citation: “On Easter, God made Jesus queer in His solidarity with us”
LIVONIA, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Felician sisters in Livonia, Michigan, are hosting a pro-LGBT speaker at Madonna University who wants the Church to change her language and views on homosexuality.
The once traditional Felicians are hosting Dr. Shawn Copeland at their own Madonna University on September 20. In 2009, Copeland wroteEnfleshing Freedom, which calls into question the Church’s language about homosexuals and homosexuality. Copeland weaving in citations writes:read more
By Lianne Laurence, Fri Sep 15, 2017 – 1:15 pm EST
September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ten pro-life activists, including two Catholic priests, were arrested this morning at a Michigan and a Virginia abortion facility while attempting to persuade women not to abort their unborn children.
The Friday “Red Rose Rescue” also took place at a third abortion center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Joan Andrews Bell, Joan McKee, Julia Haag, Bonnie Borel-Donough, Franciscan Father of the Renewal Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato were arrested this morning at the Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic at 101 S Whiting St. #215 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to spokesperson Larry Cirignano.read more
Mihály Munkácsy, ‘Golgotha’, 1884
BLOGS | SEP. 12, 2017
We All Suffer, but Not All Suffering is the Same
There are three types of suffering: Suffering from self, suffering for self, and suffering for others.
BY Carrie Gress
Recently, on EWTN’s Franciscan University Presents, Regis Martin and Scott Hahn said lovely things about an analysis on suffering that I’d written in my book Nudging Conversions. “Where did you steal that?“ Martin asked, with a smile on his face.
Surprised by his question, I gave credit for the idea to the Holy Spirit. It was a framework I’d come to see suffering through over many years and sort of thought it was obvious. But as I learned from Martin and Hahn that day, it isn’t as obvious as I thought.read more
Alternative truths: A wife’s view of a gay coming out
When a father of six leaves his family it is called courage. What does his abandoned spouse think?
By Veronika Winkels | Sep 15 2017 |
Sunday, September 10, was Melbourne Inspiration Day. One of its four key speakers was Anthony Hinds, celebrated father of six, Christian, and a gay man. The tag line to his profile on the Inspiration Day website describes his story as “Hiding to Living in Truth”.
A month before, he was interviewed on ABC radio about coming out after over 30 years of marriage. The program was titled “Conflict, Courage and Coming Out”. His warm reception by the presenter, Libbi Gorr, was evident in her continual reference to his decision as an “act of courage”.read more
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