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HOLLYWOOD’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON SEX ABUSE

HOLLYWOOD’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON SEX ABUSE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 16, 2017

“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

IRISH PRO-LIFE STUDENT LEADER TARGETED FOR IMPEACHMENT

IRISH PRO-LIFE STUDENT LEADER TARGETED FOR IMPEACHMENT


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 16, 2017

Accused of “undemocratic” behavior by campus abortion activists

DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) – In Ireland, abortion activists are trying to unseat a pro-life student leader for heeding the country’s abortion laws.

Katie Ascough, president of University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU), is fighting to retain her office because she refused to illegally distribute abortion information in a student guide.

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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

Church leaders react to deaths of top Marawi siege leaders in the Philippines

Church leaders react to deaths of top Marawi siege leaders in the Philippines

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Government troops guard their positions outside damaged houses in Marawi City, September 19, 2017. VINCENT GO

MANILA— The deaths of key leaders behind the deadly siege in Marawi City is making an impact on the Catholic community.

Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon were killed in gunbattle with the government troops past midnight on Monday.

Omar and his brother Abdullah aligned themselves with Hapilon, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group and supposed emir of Islamic State group in Southeast Asia.

Bishop Edwin dela Peña is hoping that the death of the terrorist leaders will finally bring an end to the hostilities in the city that erupted since last May. read more

Why the Rapture isn’t Biblical… And Why it Matters?

Why the Rapture isn’t Biblical… And Why it Matters?

 JUNE 4, 2014 BY KURT WILLEMS

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

The California Missions and the New Iconoclasm

 The California Missions and the New Iconoclasm

Mission San Juan Capistrano in California 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

OCTOBER 14 ROSARY RALLY PROTESTING DISSIDENT PRIEST FR. GREG BOYLE

OCTOBER 14 ROSARY RALLY PROTESTING DISSIDENT PRIEST FR. GREG BOYLE

Oct. 14 Rosary Rally Protesting Dissident Priest by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 11, 2017

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 FOLLOWS POLAND’S LEAD, PRAYS ‘ROSARY ON THE BORDER’

ITALY FOLLOWS POLAND’S LEAD, PRAYS ‘ROSARY ON THE BORDER’

Italy Follows Poland’s Lead, Prays ‘Rosary on the Border’ by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 13, 2017

Inspired by massive Rosary rally in Poland

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

PRESIDENT TRUMP: ‘IN AMERICA, WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT, WE WORSHIP GOD’

PRESIDENT TRUMP: ‘IN AMERICA, WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT, WE WORSHIP GOD’


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 13, 2017

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

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

Pro-life leader blasts Prime Minister Trudeau for lies: Abortion is not a ‘human right’

Pro-life leader blasts Prime Minister Trudeau for lies: Abortion is not a ‘human right’

“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