Cardinal Kasper defends Ireland’s gay ‘marriage’ decision

Heretic 'Cardinal' Kasper
Heretic ‘Cardinal’ Kasper

(LifeSiteNews.com) — The grave effects of Ireland’s May 22 referendum in favor of a same-sex “marriages,” not only for the secular world, but also especially for the Catholic Church, are showing themselves already.

None other than the leading cardinal who has promoted the liberal agenda for the two-part Synod of Bishops on the Family, Cardinal Walter Kasper, has now come out publicly and with force, telling the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the Church needs to address more fully the question of same-sex couples. This topic was at the last Synod “only a marginal topic, but now it becomes central,” Kasper said on Wednesday.

Kasper also defended the vote of the Irish in favor of homosexual “marriages,” saying: “A democratic state has the duty to respect the will of the people; and it seems clear that, if the majority of the people wants such homosexual unions, the state has a duty to recognize such rights.” He also said that the Irish referendum is “emblematic for the situation in which we find ourselves, not only in Europe, but in the whole West.” Kasper also said: “The postmodern concept – following which everything is equal – stands in contrast to the doctrine of the Church.”

Cardinal Kasper made a link between the events in Ireland and the doctrine of the Catholic Church, when he said it now becomes harder for the Church to explain its own moral position to others in the question of homosexuality. “We have to find a new language,” he said. “We have to overcome [unjust] discrimination, which has a long tradition in our culture.” It is important in his view to honor those long-lasting same-sex relationships, which contain “elements of the good,” even though the Church cannot change its fundamental attitude toward them since they are themselves against the teaching of the Gospels.

Many observers have long expected Cardinal Kasper’s more explicit public support for the homosexual agenda, saying that the “opening” toward “remarried” couples was only the first step toward the widening of the revolutionary agenda, to include approval of same-sex relationships.

The other reason for this expectation is that Cardinal Walter Kasper had recently published his own book about Pope Francis, entitled Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love, and it was produced by Paulist Press. Father Mark-David Janus, president and publisher of Paulist Press, was present when Cardinal Kasper gave Pope Francis himself a copy of this new book on March 17. At a private audience later on the same day, Father Janus presented the pope with a promotional film on “LGBT Catholics,” called “Owning Our Faith,” which he himself had helped to bring about. These facts – which may be seen on the website of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church – administered by the same Paulist Fathers – speak for themselves.

This current initiative of Cardinal Kasper comes, however, also right after a somewhat concealed May 25 “Day of Study” at the Gregorian University in Rome, which was organized by the three presidents of the Swiss, French, and German Bishops’ Conferences – Bishop Markus Büchel, Archbishop Georges Pontier, and Cardinal Reinhard Marx – who met with 50 participants: “partakers of the Synod, professors of theology, members of the Roman Curia, as well as journalists,” according to the press release of the German Bishops’ Conference of May 26. The general theme of this confidential gathering was the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family, and the substance of the presentations was also to be kept confidential. The participants were even asked to preserve a silence after the Day of Study was over. As Catholic News Agency reports:

One of the speakers, who asked to be kept anonymous, refused to comment on the purpose of the conference and the tone of the discussion, as “it is unfortunately forbidden to us by the organizers to give any interview or explanation about yesterday’s conference.”

The well-respected Vatican reporter Edward Pentin spoke with Cardinal Marx after he exited the confidential meeting. Pentin reports:

Speaking to the Register as he left the meeting, Cardinal Marx insisted the study day wasn’t secret. But he became irritated when pressed about why it wasn’t advertised, saying he had simply come to Rome in a “private capacity” and that he had every right to do so. Close to Pope Francis and part of his nine-member council of cardinals, the cardinal is known to be especially eager to reform the Church’s approach to homosexuals. During his Pentecost homily last Sunday, Cardinal Marx called for a “welcoming culture” in the Church for homosexuals, saying it’s “not the differences that count, but what unites us.”

As different media outlets have subsequently been able to report, the following themes were discussed favorably at this Rome meeting, all of which items indicate a liberalizing tendency:

  • a new “theology of love”: sexuality as a precious gift of God, as itself an expression of love
  • the Church’s acceptance of homosexual unions
  • the Church’s listening to the voice of the Baptized in moral questions
  • a Catholic Hermeneutic of the Bible on the basis of the words of Jesus about divorce
  • the change of moral patterns in a pluralistic society
  • admittance of “remarried” couples to the sacraments
  • a second marriage as an “authentic union”
  • the indissolubility of marriage as “an ideal or ‘utopia’”
  • the importance of the human sex drive
  • sexuality as basis for a long-lasting relationship
  • with the lengthening of lifespans, the borders of fidelity are also changed
  • the development of Church doctrine and discipline over time

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The spokesman for this one-day meeting, Matthias Kopp, told Catholic News Service on May 27, after some criticisms had arisen: “I reject the thesis that the bishops have an agenda to change church teaching.” In spite of this denial, many Catholics are indignant and suspicious about the procedure and tendency of this meeting, since many of the bishops, who are meant to be represented by the presidents of their own national bishops’ conferences, were not even informed about the confidential meeting, let alone invited.

Manfred Spieker, a German layman and professor emeritus of Christian social studies of the University of Osnabrück, wrote on May 28 on the German-speaking website kath.net about the fact that the other bishops were not even informed about the meeting, as organized by the three presidents of their bishops’ conferences: “This is close to an abuse of their office as moderators of the Bishops’ Conference, because their proper role as a president of a bishops’ conference is not much more than being a moderator.” He insists that their methods are undermining the explicit intent of the Synod of Bishops, which calls for and promises openness and fairness:

A conference that resembles more a secretive gathering than an academic, and therewith open event stands in opposition to the proclaimed openness and fairness. It is divisive. The three bishops [Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences] also did not invite those journalists who are known experts on the subject, but only those who share their views and are able to intensify the public pressure which this whole meeting is supposed to place upon the Synod in October.

Professor Spieker compares this conduct with some of the methods that were used during the last Synod of Bishops, saying: “The attempts at manipulation which had reached – already during the extraordinary Synod of Bishops of 2014 – an until-now-unknown level in the Church, have now reached a new stage with this conference at the Gregoriana.” The German professor also comments, as follows, on the above-mentioned themes and on the statements made at the meeting which have now been leaked: “It will certainly not escape the notice of the Presidents of the three Bishops’ Conferences, what schismatic potential is to be found in such expressed views.”

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Benedict XVI receives book containing fake messages

St. Francis ora pro nobis!

St. Francis ora pro nobis!

Benedict XVI receives book containing fake messages against Francis!

Ratzinger was handed a volume containing the visions of false seer Conchiglia, who deifies the Virgin Mary, considers Pope Francis a “vicar of the Anti-Christ”, defines the Vatican as a den of deadly sins and claims that we are ruled by aliens. Mgr. Gänswein denied there being any support for the so-called seer or the content of the book. “Had Benedict XVI known what it was about he would never have agreed to the meeting”

During the course of a meeting that lasted just a few minutes after the rosary was prayed, in the Vatican Gardens, on 9 May, the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, was handed a large book with a dark red cover and a stamp in the shape of a shell (conchiglia in Italian): the very same shell that appears in his episcopal and papal coat of arms. Neither the Pope Emeritus nor his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein knew what it was about. Neither did the two envoys representing the false seer Franca Miscio – better known as Conchiglia, founder of an international movement whose model figures are Guadalupe and Juan Diego – have any knowledge of the contents of the volume.

The “messages” received from the fake seer are easy to find online. Conchiglia presents herself as a prophetess of our time and fills pages and pages with words that she assures come directly from God, Jesus and Mary. One of the strangest “revelations” she makes is an unshakable belief that aliens exist and that “alien DNA” has mixed with “Terrestrian” DNA so that there are now “alien beings” ruling the world.

The Vatican is described in the “prophesies” as den of all evils: “The Vatican is the center of the global power that wants to create a single global religion uniting all false religions … it is the den of the seven deadly sins and other kinds of vileness.” Conchiglia deifies the figure of Mary whom equals to other figures of the Trinity and adds her to the sign of the cross, which becomes: In the name of the Father, the Mother, the Son and the Holy Spirit!”

The false seer wrote a great deal about Benedict XVI’s resignation. She claims his resignation resulted from the workings of international masonry and that Ratzinger is apparently still the real and legitimate Pope, while Francis, whom she defines as a “wicked man seated at the Throne of Peter”, is an “imposter”, an anti-Pope, a representative of the Anti-Christ.

Bergoglio the Imposter

Bergoglio the Imposter

These comments speak for themselves and yet they seem to have attracted journalistic backing and used – without any direct references to the “seer” – as a basis for publications by people who are unable to contain their hatred toward the current Successor of Peter.

Various figures have recently warned against Conchiglia’s “messages”, including the Bishop of Jesi (Italy), Gerardo Rocconi who met her in person and the Bishop of Senigallia (Italy), Giuseppe Orlandoni, who has repeatedly described the words of the false seer as “objectively heretical and against the doctrine of the Church”.

Conchiglia’s movement has published the images of the meeting with the Pope Emeritus on her website, making them stand out and presenting him almost as a guarantee seal for the messages contained in the book. How did the meeting in the Vatican Gardens come about? Were Benedict XVI and his personal secretary aware of whom they were coming into contact with and what was their reaction when realization struck? Vatican Insider put these questions to Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary to Benedict XVI.

Gänswein explained that “a certain Mr. Mimmo Rocco who presented himself as chief superintendent of the Italian Carabinieri, had asked some time ago, along with many others, to meet the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He was granted a brief meeting after the rosary. There were two of them, him and one other person. They didn’t know each other. During the meeting, they presented Benedict XVI with a book, as shown in a series of photos published on the website. We had no knowledge of the content. The meeting only lasted a few minutes.”

“When I got home,” Gänswein continued, “I looked at the book and so did Benedict XVI later on. We were surprised and shocked because we noticed straight away that the book contained some “private revelations”. It didn’t take long to work out that the whole thing was strange and incredible to say the least. The Pope Emeritus asked me to send the book to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which is competent in this field, immediately.”

“We didn’t think anything of the meeting,” Mgr. Gänswein concluded. “There are many people around who call themselves “seers”… We had no idea that the book contained those comments. Naturally, there is no support for the “seer” or the contents of the book in any way. Had Benedict XVI known that he was going to be given a collection of messages of this kind, he would never have agreed to the meeting”.

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California woman who prayed to meet ‘a chivalrous knight’ will marry Vatican Swiss Guard

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California woman who prayed to meet ‘a chivalrous knight’ will marry Vatican Swiss Guard with the Pope’s personal blessing…

  • Miranda Emde, 31, prayed for Saint Anne to send her the perfect husband
  • Submitted 16-point wishlist, and soon met Jonathan Binaghi in Rome
  • Binaghi was then a member of the Pope’s personal Swiss Guard 
  • Two exchanged contact details and began two-year romance
  • Pope Francis will personally bless them, and they are to marry this October 

A California woman who prayed to the patron saint of unmarried women for ‘a chivalrous knight’ to marry has got her wish after falling for a member of the Pope’s personal army. Miranda Emde, 31, asked for a handsome, devout Catholic suitor in a special plea to Saint Anne – and had her wish answered at the gates of the Vatican by a member of the Pope’s Swiss Guard. Emde, from Huntington Beach, California, spotted Jonathan Binaghi guarding the border between the Vatican and the rest of Rome while she was on vacation in Italy.

Unlikely match: Miranda Emde, 31, is pictured above with her fiancé Jonathan Binaghi - a former member of the Vatican's Swiss Guard 

Her mother, Martha Emde, pushed her daughter into making the first move – and the two say they felt something special as soon as they met. At their first meeting, in October 2013, the two only exchanged email addresses – but now they are due to marry in Rome later this year, with the personal blessing of Pope Francis. Emde, who works in marketing at Wells Fargo, described the first meeting to ABC’s Good Morning America. She said: ‘My mom forced me to go up to this Swiss Guard at the St. Anne’s Gate and ask him his advice on living here. ‘We had a spark right away and there was something different about his demeanor I’ve never seen before.’ Reflecting on the match, during which Binaghi was wearing his powder blue regular duty uniform, she said she immediately thought ‘Oh, he’s handsome’.

She added: ‘It takes a handsome man to look good in pajamas.’

'Looks good in pajamas': Binaghi is pictured above in the Swiss Guard's regular duty uniform - the multicolored gala uniform is reserved for special occasions

To become a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard – who have guarded the head of the Catholic Church since 1400s – Binaghi was required to complete military training with the Swiss army, graduate from college and swear an oath to defend the current Pope with his life.

He continued to serve as a border guard for the Vatican – which is a separate country entirely within the the city of Rome – as their romance grew stronger. She flew out to meet him again in April 2014 – and Binaghi managed to secure her a meeting with Pope Francis himself.

Together: While they were courting Binaghi took Emde to meet Pope Francis in private, who blessed them. He will hold a private mass for the couple after their marriage in October

According to Emde, the request was considered – but not without a test first. She told ABC: ‘My dad asked Jonathan what the meaning of love is and he said, “Love is completely giving yourself to someone else and asking for nothing in return”. The response was good enough for Chuck Emde, who gave his permission – and Emde herself didn’t hesitate to say ‘yes’ when Binaghi asked for her hand directly.

Pope's army: The Pontifical Swiss Guard have protected heads of the Catholic Church since the 1400s. Pictured above are a raft of new recruits joining the militia earlier this month. They still use medieval weapons like swords and halberds, though they are also trained with firearms and modern techniques

The two have now fixed a wedding date at Rome’s Santa Caterina Church, which will be conducted by a cardinal and attended by several high-ranking members of the Holy See. They then plan to live together in California, where Binaghi hopes to work for the local Catholic church.

According to the Register, the day after the marriage the two will also have a private Mass with Pope Francis, who has already encouraged them to ‘have a beautiful family with lots of children’.

According to Emde, her romance is a reminder to other women that they, too, can find their dream man without compromising. She told ABC: ‘It’s still surreal that this is my life. I hope my story gives women inspiration [so] they can stick to their list and keep their standards.’

THE 16 QUALITIES MIRANDA EMDE PRAYED FOR IN A HUSBAND 

Miranda Emde listed 16 qualities she looks for in a husband in a prayer to Saint Anne, the patron saint of unmarried women.

She revealed the point-by-point list to the Orange County Register, and said that Jonathan Binaghi fulfills them all, and more:

  • A strong Catholic man who practices his faith, loves his faith, seeks to grow and is a true man of God. Will be the spiritual leader in the family.
  • A chivalrous knight! Someone who is a true gentleman.
  • Good sense of humor.
  • Strong conviction and morals.
  • Noble, dignified and humble.
  • Great communicator! Someone who is very transparent and open.
  • Takes initiative, knows the role of a man and how to treat a lady.
  • Has a good work ethic, ambition and goals.
  • Well educated with desire to always learn and grow.
  • Someone who has a big heart. Who knows how to love and give of himself.
  • Someone who takes pride in how they dress and likes to dress up – I prefer more formal.
  • Likes to have fun!
  • No baggage – no prior marriages, kids.
  • Tall, strong, attractive.
  • Is confident, comfortable in his own skin, someone who is independent, not jealous/controlling/insecure.
  • Has strong family values. Wants a family.

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Bergoglio Still Complaining About All the Pizza He Is Not Eating!

If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from that which the church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.

If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from that which the church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.

Bergoglio the ‘humble’ made a vow to our Lady so he has not watched TV for 25 yrs. He should of made a vow to stand by the true teachings of the Catholic Church!! Jorge became a priest to be with people and if that means leading countless souls astray, well so be it.  Somehow I think our Lady is not impressed with Jorge the Destroyer!!

“When I search more thoroughly”, “I find that it is rather a kind of fashion. And if it is a fashion, therefore it is a matter that does not need that much attention. It is just necessary to show some patience and kindness to people who are addicted to a certain fashion.                                            Bergoglio on the Traditional Latin Mass – February 2014

A man shows a pizza made for pope Francis during the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on March 11, 2015.

It’s been two months since Pope Francis’s last confession that he misses pizza. He just wanted you to know, in case you wanted an update on his pizza cravings (they are still there). He would also like to add that he specifically misses pizza eaten in a pizza parlor. “Ordering one in the Vatican,” he says, “is not the same thing.” So thanks for the people who hand-delivered a pizza to the Pope Mobile, but, sigh … it’s so lonely eating a pizza by yourself, especially when Angela Merkel keeps promising to eat pizza with you and then doesn’t follow through. However, the pope does not miss television, although he can strangely remember the exact day he stopped watching it (July 15, 1990). But he does miss pizzerias, did he tell you?

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6 things we know about how to do the Charlie Charlie challenge

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Everything you need to know about how to play the so-called Charlie Charlie Challenge?

A new game fueled by speculation that its players can connect with a dead Mexican spirit known as Charlie is sweeping the internet.

Yes, really.

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But what do we know about how to play the so-called Charlie Charlie Challenge?

  1. It involves nothing more than pencils and paper.

The game consists of placing two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of the cross with the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’ written in the four boxes formed by the cross. Participants then repeat the phrase “Charlie, Charlie can we play?” to summon a visit from Charlie. If he is there, the pencils will move to indicate his answer; if the answer is ‘yes’ then you can put your ‘yes/no’ questions to the dead Mexican spirit himself.

  1. Believers and ID fans have jumped on the craze.

Unsurprisingly, these are some of the most pressing questions put to Charlie.

  1. Playing triggers some pretty intense reaction

Naturally, being in the presence of an otherworldly being can elicit some rather strong reactions. For those with headphones in, we advise turning the volume down before watching the below. Right down.

  1. Don’t tell your priest

The Mirror reports that a catholic priest has issued an ‘urgent warning’ to children at a school in the US. Father Stephen McCarthy has apparently told students at Saints John Neumann and Mario Goretti Catholic High School in Philadelphia that ‘there is no such thing as innocently playing with demons’’. Top tip: don’t share Charlie Charlie experiences at your next church meeting.

  1. If you can’t take it seriously, mock at will

As with any social fad, the original craze in soon taken over by other people mocking it. So, if you’re struggling to believe that a spirit from beyond the grave can guide you on life’s tough questions, make sarcastic comments about those that do.

  1. Before you partake in the challenge, heed this warning

The below is a section of text that has been shared by those doing the Charlie Charlie challenge. Evidently, grammar and spelling lose their importance once you have contacted ghostly beings…

“what people don’t know whos not educated on paranormal research and demonology, everybody is not coming in contact with a friendly ghost name charlie, but yet several demons. these demons that are being contacted may seem friendly at first, but have sinister plans. if you do not say goodbye to “charlie” you will experience paranormal situations as in hearing voices, things being moved, shadows, sinister laughing, and more depending on the atmosphere. this game is not safe and i advised nobody to play this game unless they are educated and know what to do because if you do not say goodbye to charlie you are inviting the demon along with chaos into your home. spread the word, charlie is not a friendly casper it is a powerful dangerous demon. to say goodbye: to break contact with charlie’s spirit you must chant, “charlie, charlie can we stop.” when the pencils move either upwards or inwards, drop the pencils on the floor and finish by saying goodbye. if you do not say goodbye to charlie you are leaving a portal open for demons to come in and out of your house as they please. these demons will cause chaos and you might possibly even channel an poltergeist(which is the very last thing you want in your life) i advise doing a cleanse afterwards for safe keeping. now, if charlie says no and doesn’t want to stop playing still go through with the directions i just gave you, and say a prayer and hope that you actually break contact with the spirit being summoned. do not run away without saying goodbye.”

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Eleison Comments: Conciliar Popes I – Number CDX – (410)

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Conciliar Popes I

The world has always known bad Popes, but never 

As in today’s world more corrupt than ever.

Whenever the claim is put forward that the Conciliar Popes may be at least partly in good faith, there are usually Catholics that protest. They will say that the Popes are intelligent and educated churchmen, so it is impossible that they do not fully realize what they are doing. The “mentevacantist” theory, according to which these Popes have vacant minds, partly ignorant of the consequences of their own actions, is for these critics absurd. One can understand the protest, but let me quote a friend who understands “mentevacantism” as it needs to be understood:—

“The idea that Popes can be mistaken in good faith because they hold that certain errors are not opposed to the Faith, gets little serious attention, because people have a concept of the papacy too detached from the world, whereas the whole history of the Popes is a history of men of their time being liable to share in all the good and bad habits and vices of their time. The difference lies in the power of the error, which has never been so mighty as it is today, mankind never having been, as one must not forget, so degenerate as today.

“For indeed liberalism is now everywhere and it is overwhelming, no longer a mere thought, or way of thinking, but a very way of being that permeates every man alive, be he an absolute liberal in himself, or an agent of liberalism and its subversion, or merely one of its tools. Such is the case of the Conciliar Popes. They think they are drawing close to the world to heal it. They do not realize that it is the world which is drawing them to itself to infect and control them.

“In such a situation as this, one can certainly speak of liberal Popes but not of non-Catholic Popes, insofar as there is lacking the prime requisite for such a condemnation, namely the personal will on their part to be liberals and not Catholics. All one can do is recognize the fact that in these Popes there is the personal will to be Catholics and not anti-Catholic liberals, since for them there is no contradiction between the two, far from it. According to their theologian and thinker, Joseph Ratzinger, liberalism is one of the good by-products of Catholicism, needing only to be cleansed of certain alien distortions imported into it. And so as for destroying the Church, it stands to reason that Popes believing in such a compromised Catholicism cannot help one of the consequences of their actions being the destruction of the Church.

“Concerning Archbishop Lefebvre, given that he grew up in a Church quite different from today’s Church, I can only conclude that for him it was impossible for a Catholic acting as an instrument of subversion not to realize what he was doing. Still less could a Pope not realize. From reading between the lines of certain of the Archbishop’s writings, I do believe that while his vision of the world certainly included the process of degeneration reaching down to the end of time, it did not include that process involving in any clear manner the Church as well.”

I can just hear readers objecting to this kind of analysis: “Oh, Excellency, please stop defending the Conciliar Popes. It’s black or white. If they’re black, I’ll be a happy sedevacantist. If they’re white, I’ll be a happy liberal. Your greys do nothing but confuse me!”

Dear reader, black is black, white is white, but rarely in real life do we find pure white, and never pure black (whatever is, has the goodness of being). If you want to understand this relative excusing of the Conciliar Popes, the key is to grasp that the world has never been so deeply bad as it is today. From this unprecedented degeneracy it is obvious that Conciliar Popes are in this respect more excusable for going astray in the Faith than any of their predecessors.

Kyrie eleison.

GODLESS IRELAND: CATHOLIC PRIEST VOTES ‘YES’ FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

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 Sodomy Proud Ireland… 

Ireland becomes first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote!

Ireland has voted for marriage equality becoming the first country in the world to allow same sex marriage after a vote of the people.

The first results are still awaited from constituencies and a formal national declaration in Dublin Castle won’t happen until later this afternoon.

                 Minister Simon Coveney – It’s a proud day for Ireland!

However, from the tallies the vote was overwhelmingly in favor, and the No campaign has already conceded defeat.

As the tallies started at 9am this morning in most parts of the country the Yes vote was stronger.

Dublin is showing the strongest Yes vote – box after box across the capital showing in excess of 60% and climbing to as much as 80% in some places.

From the tallies it appears not a single box in Dublin bucked the trend and voted No.

A similar picture has emerged from other urban areas across the country – more than 60% Yes in Limerick city.

But even in rural areas many boxes showed a Yes majority – on the Atlantic seaboard in West Clare the parish of Quilty voted 58% Yes.

Donegal – infamous for nearly always going the other way from the rest of the country in referendums – looks like it could pass marriage equality, though some of the more rural parts of the county voted No.

The Western parts of Cork – in the North West and South West constituencies also tend to be the most traditional and conservative – but look set to pass the referendum.

One constituency where it is very very close is Roscommon-South Leitrim – even in boxes like Lecarrow it was a draw – 135 votes for Yes and 135 for No – it is still too early to say how that constituency will vote, but it could be the only one to vote No.

In the border counties of Cavan and Monaghan the referendum looks set to pass with a 52% Yes vote from tallies.

The first formal results are still awaited but could come in the next hour – a final national declaration will not be made until later this afternoon at Dublin Castle.

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Public Dissenter ' Who am I to Judge Bergoglio.

Public Dissenter ‘ Who am I to Judge Bergoglio.

Asking for the Wrath of God: Catholic priest votes ‘Yes’ for vile unnatural marriage’. Sodomy a sin which cries to heaven for vengeance can Never have one single ‘Yes’ vote. Rome has lost the faith. Rome is in Apostasy… We were warned! 

Cork priest to vote ‘Yes’ in marriage referendum

Fr Tim Hazelwood says he believes gay people deserve the same rights as everyone else.

Fr Apostate Tim Hazelwood, the Catholic parish priest in Killeagh, Co Cork, said that he had thought at length about the matter before concluding that he should vote Yes in the referendum. (!!)

Cork priest has announced that he plans to vote Yes in Friday’s marriage referendum, as he believes gay people are entitled to the same rights as everyone else.

Public dissenter Tim Hazelwood -“I feel that as a country and a church we haven’t treated gay people well and I said that at the end of mass on Sunday when I said I would be voting Yes,” he said.

A qualified psychotherapist, Fr Hazelwood said he had worked with gay people as they struggled to come to terms with their sexuality in difficult situations.

“I would have come across a good few people in that situation, who would be gay and . . . the hurt of just living in Ireland and of listening to attitudes that are very hurtful to them.

“I have listened to the debate and I believe that the issues raised by the No campaign around surrogacy and children are separate issues that can be addressed in other ways.

“But living in today’s world and looking to the future, I just cannot see how as a society we can justify not granting gay and lesbian people the right to marry,” he said.

State matter

Fr Hazelwood, who ministers in the diocese of Cloyne, said that he believed that the issue of same-sex marriage was essentially a matter for the State and not the church to legislate on.

“To my mind it’s a State issue – the church has its own teaching and we can’t expect everyone to fit into our way of looking at things,” he told The Irish Times.

Fr Hazelwood said that he had received a mixed reaction from parishioners when he made his comments at the end of mass on Sunday, but he respected people’s views.

“Some people came and congratulated me, but others would be more orthodox in their views and they felt, firstly, I shouldn’t have done it and secondly, they didn’t agree with me.

“They wouldn’t have been happy with what I said and I understand their views but I just feel strongly about it and I believe all people in Ireland should be treated equally.”

Catholic priest votes ‘Yes’ for vile unnatural marriage

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Public dissenter Tim Hazelwood -“I feel that as a country and a church we haven’t treated gay people well and I said that at the end of mass on Sunday when I said I would be voting Yes,” he said.

“Sacred Scripture itself confirms that sulfur evokes the stench of the flesh, as it speaks of the rain of fire and sulfur poured upon Sodom by the Lord. He had decided to punish Sodom for the crimes of the flesh, and the very type of punishment he chose emphasized the shame of that crime. For sulfur stinks, and fire burns. So it was just that Sodomites, burning with perverse desires arising from the flesh like stench, should perish by fire and sulfur so that through this just punishment they would realize the evil they had committed, led by a perverse desire.”

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The archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has described the almost certain Yes final result as a wake-up call for the Catholic church. “This is a social revolution,” he told RTE Television. “The church has a huge task in front of it get its message across to young people … The church needs to do a reality check.” Asked if the church was ill-equipped to deal with these issues, he said: “We tend to think of black and white but most of us live our lives in grey.” The church needed to use the result to harness the energy that has been unleashed in favor of equality for all, the archbishop added.

My position is that of Pope Francis, who, in the debates around same-sex marriage in Argentina, made it very clear that he was against legalizing same-sex marriage, yet he was consistent in telling people not to make judgments on any individual.

Apostate archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin “The church has a huge task in front of it get its message across to young people … The church needs to do a reality check!”

Yes for marriage equality – 62.4% vote Yes for marriage equality

The Australian  – “If there was ever any doubt that marriage equality was inevitable in Australia, the Irish vote has removed it” The question is not if but when

– Apostate archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin “The church has a huge task in front of it get its message across to young people … The church needs to do a reality check!”

– 62.4% vote Yes for marriage equality

– Ireland gay marriage referendum result: Yes vote certain – Live

Ireland becomes first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote

A Victory for Bergoglio

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Archbishop Oscar Romero (Communist sympathizer) is favored by Pope Francis. Pope said he was hoping for a swift beatification process. “For me Romero is a man of God,” the pontiff told journalists on the plane bringing him back from a trip to South Korea. “There are no doctrinal problems and it is very important that [the beatification] is done quickly!” – August 18, 2014

The assassinated Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero is at the final milestone of a tortuous road to sainthood with his beatification by the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday. The occasion has brought celebrations of the highest order in his native El Salvador. But the event calls for much wider rejoicing — for it reveals a victory over malign influences within the church and provides further evidence of the radical nature of the revolution Pope Francis is forging in Rome.

Archbishop Romero was shot and killed at the altar as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador in 1980. His assassin was from one of the death squads propping up an unholy alliance among rich landowners, the army and sections of the Catholic Church as the country moved toward civil war. The archbishop’s crime was to order soldiers to stop killing innocent civilians. The far-right elite saw him as an apologist for Marxist revolution — a defamation that highly placed individuals in the Vatican nurtured for three decades, and that Pope Francis has now finally squelched.

The chief concern of these critics was that his canonization would be an effective endorsement of liberation theology, which they feared would allow Communism to infiltrate Latin America. This was a willful caricature of the movement that maintained that the Gospels carried a “preferential option for the poor” and insisted that the church had a duty to work for the social and economic liberation of the downtrodden as well as their spiritual well-being. This misrepresentation reached its nadir in the gross calumnies perpetrated about the archbishop, both during his life and in the years since his death.

The oligarchy in El Salvador had hoped that Msgr. Romero would be a compliant prelate when he became archbishop of San Salvador. His background was conservative and his spirituality drew on that of Opus Dei, a deeply traditional group of priests and lay-people. But he became outraged by the growing violence against the poor and those who spoke up for them.

Within weeks of his installation one of his priests — a close friend, the Rev. Rutilio Grande — was murdered for supporting peasants campaigning for land reform and better wages. A succession of priests were killed thereafter, though by 1979 they were only a small proportion of the 3,000 people reportedly being murdered every month. When a reporter asked him what he did as archbishop, he replied: “I pick up bodies.”

As the violence worsened, Archbishop Romero became more outspoken in his nationally broadcast sermons, condemning the oppression and telling the people that God was with them.

Though Archbishop Romero was no liberation theoretician, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the chief advocate for his sainthood, has called him “a martyr of the church of the Second Vatican Council” because his decision to “live with the poor and defend them from oppression” flowed directly from the documents of Vatican II.

Nor was he a Marxist. In a 1978 sermon, he said: “A Marxist church would be not only self-destructive but senseless” because “Marxist materialism destroys the church’s transcendent meaning.”

But this was a world in which anyone who raised his voice for justice was branded a Communist.

El Salvador’s social, military and ecclesiastical elites were deeply unhappy with the archbishop. The 14 families who controlled the economy and who made big donations to the church sent a constant stream of complaints to Rome. They accused Archbishop Romero of meddling in politics, sanctioning terrorism and abandoning the church’s spiritual mission to save souls. Four bishops, alarmed that the archbishop was questioning their ties to the oligarchy, began to speak out virulently against him.

Archbishop Romero’s copious diaries give the lie to all their claims. So did the dossier he gave to Pope Paul VI in a private audience that ended with the pope urging him: “Courage! Take heart. You are the one in charge.”

Yet Archbishop Romero got a very different message when he was summoned to Rome by Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio, head of the Congregation of Bishops. The cardinal said he had had a quite unprecedented volume of complaints regarding Archbishop Romero. The charge sheet was full of wild allegations and pernicious distortions, but Archbishop Romero was distressed by the fact that the cardinal clearly believed them. Again he went to the pope, who again urged him to “proceed with courage.”

But the next pope, John Paul II, had little knowledge of Central America and relied on the advice of curial officials hostile to the archbishop. Cardinal Baggio sent a Vatican inspector to El Salvador who recommended that he be stripped of his duties. Archbishop Romero appealed to John Paul, who told his critics to moderate their attitude toward the besieged prelate.

After his murder, his enemies began three decades of maneuvering to prevent him being officially declared a saint. A succession of blocking tactics was deployed, led by the man who had been given the role of championing Archbishop Romero’s cause, Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, a Colombian deeply opposed to liberation theology. Years passed while Vatican officials scrutinized Archbishop Romero’s writings for doctrinal errors. When they found none, critics shifted to arguing that he was not killed for his faith but for his ancillary “political statements.”

Supporters of Archbishop Romero blamed conservative popes who were antagonistic to liberation theology, but that is unfair. In 1997, John Paul II bestowed upon Archbishop Romero the title of Servant of God and in 2003 told a group of Salvadoran bishops that he was a martyr. In 2007 Benedict XVI called him “a man of great Christian virtue.” He added: “That Romero as a person merits beatification, I have no doubt.” (This last sentence was strangely cut from the interview transcript placed on the Vatican website.) Just a month before he resigned, Pope Benedict gave orders that Archbishop Romero’s canonization process should be unblocked.

It was the arrival of Pope Francis — who promptly engineered a rapprochement between the Vatican and liberation theology — that finally brought action. Archbishop Romero’s cause, he told reporters, had been “blocked in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ‘for prudence.”’ But he added, “for me Romero is a man of God.”

Following that lead, the appropriate body of theologians universally declared that Archbishop Romero had not been killed for political reasons but had indeed died because of odium fidei — hatred of the faith. Francis promptly officially declared him a martyr, and the path to sainthood was opened.

For Francis this action was self-evident. He had said on his second full day as pope that he wanted “a poor church for the poor.” And he had written in his papal manifesto, Evangelii Gaudium: “We have to state, without mincing words, that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor.”

The beatification of Oscar Romero is therefore a cause for double rejoicing. It honors a man whose love for justice and focus on the poor was a direct manifestation of his faith. But it also reveals that with the arrival of Pope Francis some of the dark forces that lurked inside the Vatican in recent decades have at last been vanquished.

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Newchurch and Ecumenism: John 17 Movement’ building bridges between Christian communities

Not so very long ago, Catholics and other Christians were less than eager to pray together. (Heresy).

Members of the John 17 Movement are out to change all that. They’ll gather May 23, the eve of Pentecost, at the Phoenix Convention Center for a daylong celebration of what they have in common: Jesus Christ.

Over the course of the last year, influential local and international Protestant and Catholic leaders have been meeting regularly to pray. Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares of the Diocese of Phoenix, is one of them.

Bishop Nevares pointed to the Scripture verse from which the movement takes its name.

“Jesus revealed to us the heart of the Father in John 17:21, ‘Father, may they be one in us, so that the world may believe,’” Bishop Nevares said. “This unity of the Body of Christ is brought about by the Holy Spirit and this is a day to pray together for the blessings of unity.”

The Rev. Gary Kinnaman, pastor at large with Grace Unlimited, has high expectations for the event.

“It’s rare, it’s historic and it’s a new day for the Church,” Kinnaman said. “It’s the beginning of something grand God is doing to bring followers of Jesus together.”

EN ESPAÑOL: ‘Movimiento Juan 17′ celebrará la unidad de cristianos el 23 de mayo

Christians representing many denominations and more than 20 cooperating organizations will gather for the daylong bilingual program of praise, prayer and exhortation from an array of noted Christian leaders.

Speakers include the Rev. Giovanni Traettino, pastor of the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, Italy and Rosa Elena Cruz Muniz from Renovación Carismática in Phoenix. Pope Francis, who spoke passionately about “Unity in Diversity” at Pastor Traettino’s Church last year, is filming a special message for the occasion.

Dennis Ricardo, a member of City of the Lord, a Catholic charismatic covenant community in Tempe, has been taking part in the ecumenical John 17 Movement. He said it’s all about unity.

The gathering, he said, is “for Christians to be as one and not to be separate… There is a way for Christians to celebrate that unity together, but more importantly, the effort to get there — the journey — is actually more important in that it requires us to work together and to build unity,” Ricardo said.

As Christians throughout the Middle East and North Africa face persecution, Ricardo said it’s time for Christians to stand together.

“We believe in the same Trinity,” Ricardo said. “It’s time for Christians to stand together in the face of Christians in other parts of the world who face death just because they are Christians. We can’t sweat the small stuff.”

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Phoenix Diocese will speak at the gathering and organizers say they expect some 4,000 people to attend.

Promotional materials provided by the John 17 Movement state that the group will not delve into doctrine — there are sharp differences in the Catholic and Protestant teachings about such matters as the Eucharist and the role of Mary — but the group does intend to build friendship and unity between churches.

The john17movement.com website’s homepage states that the group is “bringing together diverse ministries for the common cause of church unity and city transformation.”

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JOHN KERRY CALLS FOR THE INTERNET TO BE PLACED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED NATIONS!

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IN A SPEECH TODAY IN SOUTH KOREA, SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAID THAT THE INTERNET “NEEDS RULES TO BE ABLE TO FLOURISH AND WORK PROPERLY.” THIS, ACCORDING TO KERRY, IS NECESSARY EVEN FOR “A TECHNOLOGY FOUNDED ON FREEDOM.”

Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet. “As I’ve mentioned, the basic rules of international law apply in cyberspace. Acts of aggression are not permissible. And countries that are hurt by an attack have a right to respond in ways that are appropriate, proportional, and that minimize harm to innocent parties. We also support a set of additional principles that, if observed, can contribute substantially to conflict prevention and stability in time of peace. We view these as universal concepts that should be appealing to all responsible states, and they are already gaining traction,” said Kerry.

Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is “a key component of our foreign policy!”

Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is “a key component of our foreign policy!”

“First, no country should conduct or knowingly support on-line activity that intentionally damages or impedes the use of another country’s critical infrastructure. Second, no country should seek either to prevent emergency teams from responding to a cybersecurity incident, or allow its own teams to cause harm. Third, no country should conduct or support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, or other confidential business information for commercial gain. Fourth, every country should mitigate malicious cyber activity emanating from its soil, and they should do so in a transparent, accountable and cooperative way. And fifth, every country should do what it can to help states that are victimized by a cyberattack.

“I guarantee you if those five principles were genuinely and fully adopted and implemented by countries, we would be living in a far safer and far more confident cyberworld.

“But even with these principles, ensuring international cyber stability will remain a work in progress. We still have a lot of work to do to develop a truly reliable framework – based on international law – that will effectively deter violations and minimize the danger of conflict.

“To build trust, the UN Group of Governmental Experts has stressed the importance of high-level communication, transparency about national policies, dispute settlement mechanisms, and the timely sharing of information – all of them, very sound and important thoughts. The bottom line is that we who seek stability and peace in cyberspace should be clear about what we expect and intend, and those who may be tempted to cause trouble should be forewarned: they will be held accountable for their actions. The United States reserves the right to use all necessary means, including economic, trade and diplomatic tools, as appropriate in order to defend our nation and our partners, our friends, our allies” source

Now The End Begins