Who’s ready for some Vatican silence on this one? From RT.com:
A dossier, which purports to expose the double life of 34 Italian priests, has been submitted to the Vatican by the Archdiocese of Naples. The lawyer-turned-gay escort who compiled the list claims the clerics were all gay.
In the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church, 34 priests and six seminarians were identified as homosexuals in an explosive dossier. Francesco Mangiacapra, who submitted the evidence, consisting of screenshots of chats on gay dating app Grindr, Telegram, Facebook and WhatsApp, said that he wanted to shed light on the hypocrisy of the members of the clergy and the impunity they feel within the Catholic church.
"The aim is not to hurt the people mentioned, but to help them understand that their double life, however seemingly convenient, is not useful to them or to all the people for whom they should be a guide and an example to follow,”Mangiacapra said, as cited by the Corriere della Sera.
According to Mangiacapra, none of the outed priests are suspected of pedophilia or any sexual offenses. What they are being accused of are “not crimes, but sins.”
Mangiacapra, who worked as a lawyer before becoming a self-proclaimed “gigolo” submitted the list with the names and the accompanied proof to the archdiocese of Naples late February, noting that although it was signed in his name the draft has been circulating on the web for some time.
Commenting on the files received, the head of the archdiocese, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe said that he decided to transfer the documents to the competent Vatican authorities, as, “there remains the gravity of the cases for which those who have erred must pay the price, and be helped to repent for the harm done.” The priests that were mentioned, he added, belong to different parishes and none of them hail from Naples. Read more HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: The systemic scandal is now so out of control that one really can't blame the average Joe for simply heading for the exits. "Bless me, Father, for you have sinned. My last Confession is this one. See ya!"
The Catholic Church of Vatican II is a swamp in need of immediate draining, but with Francis at the helm there's no hope. After all, who's he to judge?
Part of a recent discussion at Catholic Parents Online included the following comment about changes in the works at the venerable University of St. Thomas here in St. Paul:
The faculty at UST is developing a new core curriculum. The proposal up for discussion has the THEOLOGY requirements dropped from 3 to 1 and PHILOSOPHY from 2 to 1, with a third course to be taken from either. An amendment introduced last week in the Faculty Senate to change these requirements to 2 THEOLOGY and 2 PHILOSOPHY was overwhelmingly defeated. There remains a logical possibility that this could be changed before the package is voted on, but the chances of that happening appear to be vanishingly small.
An attempt to get the English requirement back to 2 after being reduced to 1 was also defeated. It's a new era at University of St. Thomas.
As Theology and Philosophy are gradually purged from the “Catholic” campus, diversity is on the upswing. For example, the University of St. Thomas now has its own Islamic prayer rooms, as well as ritual washing stations for observant Muslims.
The prayer rooms reflect the surging number of students from Middle Eastern countries flocking to the Catholic university, now that there’s nothing particularly Catholic about the place anymore. Minnesota's largest private university has dramatically decreased the number of Catholic priests on campus, gotten rid of the Archbishop at the top of their board, and even hired its first woman president ever—a Left-leaning liberal, Dr. Julie Sullivan.
But look how diverse!
Welcome to the LGBTQ+ and Allies Committee
In addition, back in October of 2009 an ad hoc committee formed on campus comprised of faculty, staff and students dedicated to improving the climate for LGBTQ persons on campus, with support from the Office of the President/Affirmative Action, the Luann Dummer Center for Women, the Office of Student Affairs, the University Advocates for Women and Equity, and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
Today the University's website proudly announces:
“Student Diversity & Inclusion Services is established to provide a safe place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identity to meet, offer opportunities to learn, teach and discuss the challenges surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity within the Catholic social teachings.”
"Our committee was formed through invitations and nominations solicited from various deans and administrative leaders on campus, and we have continued to welcome new members who have expressed interest. Our initial training was done through the Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance www.mncampusalliance.org."
UST President Dr. Julie Sullivan showed her support for our effort by positively gushing in her convocation address on September 3, 2013:
“The planning and climate surveys reflected concern about a welcoming and supportive attitude to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in our community. It pains me to think that a gay student, staff or faculty member would ever feel unwelcome or a need to ‘hide’ at St. Thomas. As Pope Francis reminds us, we are not called to judge. We are called to love and support everyone in our community regardless of their sexual orientation. And, I might add, regardless of the gender of their spouse.”
So much for Catholic moral theology, especially when it comes to the Church's infallible teaching on marriage between one man and one woman. So much for Pope John Paul's Familiaris Consortio and, for that matter, so much for the Catechism of the Catholic Church's condemnation of homosexual acts.
As the St. Thomas University—the school from which the founder of The Remnant, Walter L. Matt, graduated in 1940, by the way—rapidly becomes Catholic in name only, it’s no wonder that smaller Catholic alternatives are booming all around the country:
Increasingly attractive to students seeking a faithful Catholic education, North Dakota’s University of Mary may need to launch a waiting list.
While the University has always had strong enrollment numbers, the increase this year in interested students is unprecedented. According to its news bulletin, “the University of Mary has 33 percent more commitments from incoming freshmen than at this time last year, along with a 27 percent increase in applications.” As Chip Hinton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, told me in a recent interview, “This is borderline astonishing. We’re still getting more and more students from North Dakota, more students from the rest of the nation. More students are finding us through The Newman Guide. …Enrollment from Minnesota has increased 450 percent since 2009.” This remarkable boom in enrollment overall can only be attributed to the wonderful work that the University is doing in promoting Catholic, higher education. READ MORE HERE
And the University of St. Thomas? It's apparently not interested in being Catholic anymore. And as this is patently obvious to all, maybe the University should just drop any affiliation to a Church whose teachings they obviously reject.
Whether that ever happens or not, more and more faithful Catholics have had enough. They are pulling their support from the venerable institution which is now in the hands of anti-Catholics, and instead giving it to the small start-up Catholic colleges and universities around the country that are being run by men and women who are faithful to the promises of their baptism and proud of their Catholic identity.
Christendom College comes to mind, Franciscan University, the University of Mary, Thomas Aquinas College, Ave Maria, Wyoming Catholic and a half-dozen others. These are the future of Catholic institutions of higher learning in America. Why? Because they’re Catholic whereas the University of St. Thomas is not—whether the progressives running the place know enough about the Catholic Faith to realize it or not.
They have our buildings...but we have kept the Faith.
Here's the preview of the Pope's new movie...
And here's Remnant TV's call for a worldwide Catholic boycott of the Pope's new movie...
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Think this’ll fly with Governor Inslee?
SEATTLE - The Bishops representing 1.3 million Catholics in Washington State want Governor Inslee to veto a bill that would require health insurance companies to offer abortion coverage, if maternity coverage is also offered.
According to a governor’s spokesperson, Inslee has support reproductive parity in the past.
The Bishops claim the measure offers no ‘opt-out’ for religious, moral or conscience reasons.
“This legislation infringes on religious liberty and conscience protections on the part of individuals and employers here in the state of Washington,” said Joe Sprague, Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference.
The bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) said it’s a victory for the women in the state.
“It’s a choice that this state has made through initiatives, saying that we are a pro-choice state,” said Hobbs. “So I think that decision should rest with the women.”
The bill states, “If a health plan, other than a multi-state health plan, issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2019, provides coverage for maternity care, the health plan must also provide a substantially equivalent coverage to permit the abortion of a pregnancy.” Read more HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: The baby-killers' insatiable lust for the blood of the innocent is getting downright frightening. All the Left in this country seems to care about these days is making sure every American not only approves but also pays for the murder of babies and the national promotion of sodomy. That's it. Nothing else matters. The economy is booming right now, but how who cares! Hillary was shamed and Trump addressed the National Right to Life March this year.
One can only imagine what's going to happen to this country after these people make sure Donald Trump becomes a one-termer. They will sell their souls to the Devil to make sure pro-family, pro-life, pro-God voters are first silenced and then criminalized.
Maybe a few Catholic bishops are beginning to realize the ramifications of "updating" the Catholic Church in order to appease the world. Maybe some of them are finally starting to suspect that, from the beginning, the world was only interested in first silencing and then destroying the Catholic Church.
Anyway, it’s working like a charm. Silenced, marginalized, largely irrelevant, the Church of Vatican II now sits on the sidelines, reviled and pathetic – reduced to begging for mercy from the very people to whom she imagined she was reaching out when she set down her tiara, threw out her statues, busted up her high altars, and agreed to become the Church of Accompaniment. Trouble is, the world doesn't want her company. The world only wants the Catholic Church to shut the hell up. And, for the most part, the world is getting its way.
New from The Remnant Underground, Vatican Teams Up with Far-Left, Once Again...
Far-Left film maker, Wim Wenders, when he's not ripping Donald Trump or blasting Brexit, is making a movie. A big fan of Pope Francis, the head of the European Film Academy spent the last two years collaborating with the Vatican to make a movie all about Pope Francis. Sharing the George Soros vision of a world without borders, Wenders was also chosen by the Vatican to participate in the official kick-off of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. After that, he decided to make a movie—not a documentary!--about Francis, his words and his revolution. Question: Why do so many hippies and lefties adore Pope Francis? Down in the Catacombs, Michael Matt gets the boycott underway. Plus, what's going on "Catholic" Ireland and does the Vatican even care?
In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, while most of the media’s passionately clamoring against guns, one woman makes a far shrewder point:
By Suzanne Venker | Fox News: My most recent article about the Parkland school shooting and its connection to fatherlessness prompted a tsunami of emails. In one of those emails, a man named Fritz asked what I considered to be the root of fatherlessness. I decided to write a follow-up article to answer that question.
The subject of “The Desperate Cry of America’s Boys” is a difficult one. To point out that boys need their fathers is to shine a spotlight on divorce and single mothers; and that is, admittedly, uncomfortable. But there’s no way to address fatherlessness comfortably.
The fact is, divorce and family breakdown—which, to answer my emailer’s question, is the root of fatherlessness—is catastrophic for children. There’s more than one reason why, but an obvious one is that in the majority of cases, divorce separates children from their fathers.
This is destructive to both boys and girls, but each sex suffers differently. Girls who grow up deprived of their father are more likely to become depressed, more likely to self-harm, and more likely to be promiscuous. But they still have their mothers, with whom they clearly identify. Boys do not have a comparable identification and thus suffer more from father absence. They also tend to act out in a manner that’s harmful to others, which girls typically do not
…When boys don’t have this model, they suffer. And when they suffer, society suffers. A majority of school shooters come from fatherless homes; and a study of older male shooters (think Steven Paddock of the Las Vegas massacre) produces similar results. Indeed, the consequences of fatherlessness are simply staggering.
The root of fatherlessness is deep and wide, but it ultimately rests in two things: our culture’s dismissal of men as valuable human beings who have something unique to offer—on the one hand, we tell them to ‘man up,’ and on the other we tell them manhood is the problem—and its dismissal of marriage as an institution that’s crucial to the health and well-being of children. This long-standing belief has been supplanted by the notion that marriage is about the emotional fulfillment of adults.
It is not. Marriage is about the needs of children, pure and simple. That’s how it began, and that’s how it remains. Children’s needs are the same today as they were one hundred years ago. It is we, not they, who have changed. Read her excellent article HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Now we’re getting somewhere! Please, click on the link above, read the entire article, and share it with your friends and family.
The Remnant will not be getting into the guns debate here. We've said our piece. We support Second Amendment rights. But this is so much bigger than that. If we don't address the fundamental problems that have developed in our society since we ran Christian Morality out of town and told God to go to Hell, it won't matter if we put the nation's schools in lock down, arm all the teachers with AR-15s and put state-of-the-art metal detectors in every doorway. The evil will continue to come in, the madness will only increase, and the pungent stench of death will continue to permeate the streets and classrooms of our precious New World Order.
You cannot possibly gun down all the monsters we're mass producing in progressive laboratories from sea to shining sea. Only God can save us now.