How the Democrats infiltrated the Catholic Church

Oct 20, 2016 by

by Damian Thompson, Spectator: […]  On 11 February 2012, Sandy Newman, a non-Catholic progressive activist, wrote to Podesta suggesting he should ‘plant the seeds of a revolution’ by driving a wedge between the US Catholic bishops, who opposed Obama on contraception, and ordinary Catholics who use birth control. His email was catchlined: ‘Opening for a Catholic Spring?’ Podesta replied: ‘We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organise for a moment like this … likewise...

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Rome and Canterbury: statements, reports

Oct 10, 2016 by

Historic meeting between the Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis: reports, statements, comment Is the ecumenical project any more than just politeness? CEN editorial Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Justin’s address to Pope Francis See photos and images here Common declaration of Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops sent out for united mission, by Gavin...

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Dilution of Doctrine

Sep 19, 2016 by

by Ross Douthat, New York Times: LAST weekend Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and a churchgoing Catholic, briefly escaped obscurity by telling an audience of L.G.B.T. activists that he expects his church to eventually bless and celebrate same-sex marriages. In short order his bishop, Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., had a statement out declaring that the Catholic understanding of marriage would remain “unchanged and resolute.” In a normal moment, it would be the task...

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The treatment of Catholic schools is a “burning injustice” – a wrong that May is now set to right

Sep 10, 2016 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: The “Trojan Horse” plot to install an Islamist ethos in schools took place in non-faith ones – primaries, academies and specialist colleges.  But many of those who glanced briefly at news about it will never get this into their heads: they will persist in believing that the taxpayer is funding a legion of Muslim faith schools that are filling the heads of their pupils with ISIS propaganda. This view is post-truth tosh.  There is a tiny handful of...

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Here’s why the ‘burkini ban’ is important, even though French secularists are bungling it so badly

Aug 30, 2016 by

by Jeanne Smits, LifeSite: After weeks of bickering in political circles and in the media, the French Council of State — the country’s highest administrative court — issued a summary ruling that suspended one of approximately 30 municipal bans against the “burkini” garments worn by Muslim women on French beaches. […]  Observers from foreign countries who saw shocking pictures of tear-gas armed police asking a Muslim woman to uncover her arms on a beach in the South of France will surely...

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You know what’s ‘anti-gay’? Refusing to proclaim the fullness of the Gospel

Jun 17, 2016 by

by Claire Chretien, LifeSite: […] While numerous commentators have also seized on the event (Orlando shooting – ed) to advance the gay political agenda and target Christians who oppose that agenda, perhaps the most curious reactions to the attack have come from several Catholic bishops. These bishops have used this terrorist attack to decry “anti-gay prejudice” within the Catholic Church and, and one even claimed that Catholicism “breeds contempt” for those with same-sex...

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