Another cover-up of gay abusers

Jun 16, 2015 by

By Bill Donohue, Catholic League: Bill Donohue comments on the resignation of St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt: Both the New York Times and AP reported today that Archbishop Nienstedt protected a pedophile priest, Curtis Wehmeyer. But Wehmeyer is not a pedophile: as with almost all molesting priests—more than 80 percent of them—he is a homosexual. In 2010, Wehmeyer molested two postpubescent boys, 12 and 14, though it wasn’t until 2012 that the mother of the abused boys told...

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Vatican says Ireland gay marriage vote is ‘defeat for humanity’

May 27, 2015 by

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Guardian A senior Vatican official has attacked the legalisation of gay marriage in Ireland. The referendum that overwhelmingly backed marriage equality last weekend was a “defeat for humanity”, he claimed. “I was deeply saddened by the result,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, said at a conference in Rome on Tuesday night. “The church must take account of this reality, but in the sense that it must strengthen its commitment to...

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Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

May 24, 2015 by

By Damian Thompson, Spectator: Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin – 62 per cent. Never before has a country legalised the practice by popular vote. It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland, thanks not only to the paedophile scandals but also to the joyless quasi-Jansenist character of the Irish Church, which was handed complete...

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Ecumenism between Catholic and Anglican Churches may be ending

May 13, 2015 by

By Alison Lesley, World Religion News: Questions are being raised about whether the ecumenism between the Catholic and Anglican churches is coming to an end. According to Crux, many ask is there any point in the ecumenism as female bishops and gay bishops are present in Anglican churches, and they are now well-along the path toward same-sex marriage. Last week, the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) held the fifth meeting of its current third phase at Villa Palazzola in...

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Cardinal Nichols to celebrate Mass at London’s ‘LGBT’ parish

May 7, 2015 by

By Hilary White, LifeSite: Cardinal Vincent Nichols has announced he will celebrate Mass for the so-called “Soho Mass” group, an organization of active homosexuals who want to see Catholic teaching on same-sex activity overturned. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster announced that he will celebrate a Mass for “LGBT Catholics and their families” on May 10 at 6:15 pm at Immaculate Conception Parish, Farm Street, Mayfair. The Catholic Herald said that this will be the first time any cardinal...

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Superior numbers: number of new nuns in Britain trebles in five years

Apr 23, 2015 by

By Rebecca Ratcliffe, Guardian: The number of women in Britain choosing to become nuns has trebled over the last five years, according to the Catholic church. Figures released on Thursday show that the number of women taking holy vows has reached a 25-year high, with 45 women doing so last year. Church officials claim the increase suggested there was a “gap in the market for meaning in our culture” that the religious life offered. In 2004, only seven women opted to become nuns, but this has...

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