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Ireland: Betrayals of the Hierarchy Paved Way for ‘Yes’ Vote

This is a good analysis by Deacon Nick Donnelly on what led to the embrace of blasphemy and  “worse than paganism” in the passing of the sodomite “marriage” referendum. National Catholic Register: The vote in Ireland has been to legalize same-sex “marriage,” an outcome that suggests a loss of moral clarity among the majority of Catholics in the Irish Church. I am left asking the … More →

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Haters of the Faith Get Father De Smet Statue Removed from Campus at Jesuit College

The College Fix: The De Smet statue has long drawn the ire of progressive students and scholars at the Jesuit university who argue the statue was a symbol of racism and white supremacy, among other oppressions. In a recent op-ed published in SLU’s University News, senior Ryan McKinley stated the sculpture sent a clear, unwelcoming message to American Indians at Saint Louis University. “This message to American Indians is … More →

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Father Rutler: Irish ‘Yes’ Vote ‘Blasphemous’

New Advent: The Constitution of Ireland begins: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred, / We, the people of Éire, / Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, . . .” The landslide vote in Eire for legalizing the … More →

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Crdl Burke Says Ireland’s ‘Yes’ Vote Worse Than Paganism

The Tablet: Ireland has gone further than paganism and “defied God” by legalising gay marriage, one of the Church’s most senior cardinals has said. Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently moved from a senior role in the Vatican to be patron of the Order of Malta, told the Newman Society, Oxford University’s Catholic Society, last night that he struggled to understand “any nation redefining marriage”. … More →

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Six German Bishops Stand Together Against the Liberal Majority

Rorate Caeli: Here are some thoughts as an orientation concerning a problematic declaration – in my eyes – of the Central Committee of German Catholics [ZdK] made public this past weekend: […] If we were to consider the Church’s Faith as it has been lived and shared until now and specifically concerning these topics [of marriage, sexuality and the family], then the approval of the requests made … More →

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Gregorian Hosts Secret Meeting of Dissident Bishops, Priests, Theologians

National Catholic Register: A one-day study meeting — open only to a select group of individuals — took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with the aim of urging “pastoral innovations” at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family in October. Around 50 participants, including bishops, theologians and media representatives, took part in the gathering, at the invitation of the presidents of … More →

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Director of Mary’s Clan in India and His Road to Sobriety

AsiaNews: I entered Mary’s Clan on 19 June 1987 evening, which was the last day I consumed alcohol. I have been sober since 20 June 1987, one day at a time . . . no alcohol nor any form of intoxication. The gift of sobriety came through the mantle of Mary’s love and protection. Alcohol put me on a path to destruction and misery. I … More →

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Half of the Church’s 80 Million Martyrs Were Slain in These Past 100 Years

Rorate Caeli from Radicate Nella Fede: Alongside the work of disinformation by secular culture, which tends to minimize, if not even deny, the martyrdom of Christians, we see the greatest intellectual derailment occurring inside the Church by Catholics themselves. After the Second Vatican Council, the dictatorship of Dialogue imposed silence on the phenomenon of Martyrdom i.e.: the Church must reconcile itself with the modern world and … More →

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Syria: Priest Who Refused to Leave His Flock Taken at Gunpoint

CNA: The Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs confirmed on Friday that a priest in the diocese has been kidnapped, and has asked for prayers for the priest’s safe release. According to Fides, the Homs archdiocese “asked all the faithful to invoke the Lord in prayer so that Father Jacques is released and can return to his life of prayer, to serve his brothers and all Syrians.” … More →

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Arch Romero Never Read Books by Liberation Theologians

CNA: In his role as Vicar General, Monsignor Ricardo Urioste was one of the closest collaborators of Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was martyred for the faith in 1980 and beatified just this weekend. And this monsignor has some stories to tell. Full account is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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By Overwhelming Popular Vote Ireland Mocks Marriage

Yet, this Preamble to the Irish Constitution is still on the books: In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,We, the people of Éire, Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial, Gratefully remembering … More →


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Religion in China Must Be Chinese, No Foreign Influences

AsiaNews: Religions in China must be “Chinese” and free from any “foreign influence”. They must integrate into China’s “socialist society” and, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), they must serve the nation’s development, said Chinese President Xi Jinping in a speech he delivered before the United Front, which ended a three-day meeting yesterday. Full report here.   Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, … More →

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Pope Appeals for Whole Church to Pray to Our Lady for China May 24

Vatican Radio: The Holy Father’s appeal comes ahead of Sunday’s feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, celebrated throughout the world on May 24. Chinese Catholics have a special devotion to Mary, Help of Christians, whose feast day is marked with special devotions and pilgrimages, especially to the National Marian Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai. Text is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Younger German Bishops Stand Up to Defend Catholic Moral Teaching

LifeSiteNews: A controversial document from the most prominent Catholic lay organization in Germany calling for changes in the Church’s teaching on divorce and homosexuality has garnered the public opposition of six German bishops. The resistance is noteworthy since it comes in the wake of similar suggestions by the German Bishops Conference and is being seen as a more general opposition. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: … More →

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Destroyed Their Homes, Now Israel Wants Whole Village to Move Out

And our “democratic ally” does it again and again with impunity. This time, they will bulldoze tents since they already bulldozed the Palestinian peoples’ homes dozens of times over the past sixty years. Now they have cut off water and electricity to this village, which actually is home to non-Jewish Israeli citizens. Middle East Eye: Israel’s Palestinian minority is preparing to hold a “day of … More →

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