“It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a village to abuse one”
Hollywood and their media lapdogs love attacking the Catholic Church for clerical sex abuse scandals, all while protecting their own abusers from scrutiny.
Hollywood produced a 2015 movie, Spotlight, which focused on the Boston Globe’s breaking coverage of the Church’s clerical sex abuse crisis. In the movie, attorney Mitchell Garabedian summed up the Church’s systemic problem of Catholics covering for pedophile priests. “It takes a village to raise a child,” he said. “It takes a village to abuse one.”read more
During her campaign for president, Ascough’s pro-life advocacy became an issue of concern for some among the broadly pro-abortion University College Dublin (UCD) student population. She responded with a pledge to refrain from imposing her views on the union if elected and in March was elected head of UCDSU.read more
I grew up in church culture. Most of what I recall from those early childhood and teenage years bring memories of good things. People genuinely taught me that loving Jesus matters more than anything else in the world. The world, after all, is corrupt and the place we truly long for is far, far away – heaven. So we are to love Jesus and hate the world.
Now, this is not hatred toward the people on earth. I did not grow up in a church culture that taught that we ought to tell outsiders how much they suck, but that this “world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through.”read more
Mission San Juan Capistrano in California (Pixabay/CC0)
BLOGS | OCT. 11, 2017
The California Missions and the New Iconoclasm
One cannot be truly Catholic without being deep in history.
BY Anna Abbott
Let’s take a trip back in the time, to an era that feels eerily familiar: In the eighth and ninth centuries, Byzantine Iconoclasm rocked the Catholic Church, especially in the East. It called for the destruction of religious images. The Second Council of Nicaea from 786 to 787, as well as the Synod of Constantinople in 843, would resolve the issue in favor of sacred art, but there would be persecution of those who supported iconography. Germanos I of Constantinople, now revered as a saint by Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, was deposed because of his support for icons. St. Stephen the Younger was martyred in 765 because he was devoted to icons.read more
CM Resistance chapter resists talk by pro-gay Fr. Greg Boyle
SANTA ANA, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) – While a heterodox priest is speaking at a diocesan event in Orange County, California, faithful laity will gather across the street for a Rosary rally.On Saturday, theological dissident Fr. Gregory Boyle, who supports gay “marriage” and women “priests,” will be the featured speaker at an event in the diocese of Orange, currently under the leadership of Bp. Kevin Vann.
Church Militant’s Orange County chapter of Resistance, aided by other Catholic organizations, is hosting a Rosary rally from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday, across the street from the diocesan event. The rally is also commemorating the centennial of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima.
One Resistance member, who wished to remain anonymous, told us in an email that he looks forward to the event. “I pray that this Rosary rally/prayerful protest will bring like-minded Catholics together, and that this will be a turning point for the laity of the diocese of Orange,” he commented.read more
ITALY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Faithful Catholics in Italy are fasting on bread and water and praying the Rosary together throughout the country.
On Friday, the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, the Italian Association Accompanying Marian Sanctuaries (Associazione Italiana Accompagnatori Santuari Mariani, or AIASM) sponsored a nationwide day of fasting, as well as a Rosary.
Organizers called it “Rosary at the Border” and praised the Rosary as “the most powerful peace initiative” for their country and the world.
The event’s inspiration came from the “Rosary to the Borders” rally in Poland on October 7. Poland’s Rosary to the Borders drew well over 1 million participants, making it the largest prayer event in Europe since the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland.read more
Lauds faith as the foundation of U.S. ideals, character
WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – President Trump is affirming faith as the foundation of America’s greatness.
Addressing the 2017 Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday, Trump reflected on the fact that Americans “all pledge allegiance to — very, very beautifully — ‘one nation under God.'” This, he said, “is America’s heritage, a country that never forgets that we are all — all, every one of us — made by the same God in Heaven.”read more
Shocking! 84% of Catholics Reject that Satan is a Person and Hell Exists
The Church is Ready to Capsize!
By Fr. Daniel Doctor,
The Roman Catholic Church, that is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church is the Bride of Jesus Christ. This Church was established by Christ Himself to be the sole means of salvation for
all of humanity. As Catholics, we know of no other way to salvation except through the sacramental system established by Christ and given to His Apostles.
Why is the Catholic Church in Near Chaos and Confusion?
Careful analysis of recent studies and polls taken among Catholics reveals that an overwhelming majority of U.S. Catholics simply do not believe in the Devil, or sin, or it’s logical consequences – eternal damnation in hell. As we can see, with any kind of an reasonable observation of that the outcome, is that the Church is in a state of near chaos and confusion over what She teaches and what She does not teach. The overriding reason for this is because bishops, the clergy, teachers and parents, have completely failed in their duties to transmit the Faith to each of the successive past four generations. And there are huge consequences for this failure.read more
TORONTO, October 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The president of Canada’s national pro-life political lobby group is asking the country’s prime minister to stop lying about abortion.
“It is unbecoming for the Prime Minister of Canada today to deliberately utter a falsehood and to keep repeating it,” Campaign Life Coalition president Jim Hughes wrote in a letter to Justin Trudeau.
“Abortion is not a ‘Charter right,’ and it is not a ‘human right.’”read more
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