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Top US Priest Caught Cruising Gay Bars, Exposing Catholic Culture War

(THE CONVERSATION) It had all the hallmarks of a sensationalist tabloid sting. On July 21, 2021, an article appeared alleging that a senior U.S. priest, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, had used the hook-up app Grindr, with data from the app placing him at a number of gay bars. Burrill, the now former General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, promptly resigned. But the report was not published by an outlet that many Americans would...

Catholic Bishops To Gay Youth: God Is On Your Side

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. "All people of goodwill should help, support and defend LGBT youth," said the statement released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for the Rutgers University student who took his own life in 2010 after being recorded on...

World’s Oldest Denomination To Ignore Closure Orders

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's powerful Orthodox Church is rebelling against a government order to briefly close places of worship under a weeklong drive to tighten virus restrictions before the planned reopening of schools. The conservative Church's ruling body issued a statement Monday directing priests to admit worshippers during indoor services for Wednesday's feast of the Epiphany. The Holy Synod said it "does not accept" the new restrictions, in force from Jan. 3-10, and would send...

Pastor Reacts To Fire At Historic NY Church

"God is God, yesterday, today, and tomorrow." Predawn fire guts old church housing New York's Liberty Bell NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in lower Manhattan that houses New York's Liberty Bell and whose congregation dates to the city's earliest days was gutted by a massive fire early Saturday that sent flames shooting through the roof. The Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village burned before dawn after a fire spread from a five-story vacant building...

Vatican: Popes Knew About Sex-Abusing Archbishop

"The Vatican was aware of allegations that included a report dating to 1987 by a priest who said he observed sexual conduct between McCarrick and another priest ... " Nov 10, 2020 | NPR – A new Vatican report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct that spanned decades, shows that Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI were aware of the accusations against him. The Vatican on Tuesday...

Pope Trusts The Almighty, Shuns The Mask

"When the clergy hold themselves above the rules, we call that clericalism, a sin that you have loudly denounced."  Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism ROME (AP) — A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting. Francis shunned a...

Cuomo Threatens To Shut Churches

"Cuomo said religious leaders would have to agree to follow existing rules and become 'a full partner in the enforcement of the rules.'" "We’ll close the institutions down" Oct 5, 2020 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Monday the state could move to shut down religious institutions that do not agree to comply with restrictions on mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo said state officials would take over enforcement of mandates such as building capacity limits,...

Pope Francis: Health Of All Is A ‘Common Good’

"A healthy society is one that takes care of everyone's health." Pope Francis calls health of all a 'common good' Sep 09, 2020 The Associated Press, VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis arrived at his weekly general audience wearing a face mask and used hand sanitizer before appealing for the faithful to look out for the health of others as well as themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Francis took off the mask as his car pulled into the San...

“Gov. Newsom Is NOT The Head Of Our Church”: California Pastor

"There is no power given to the government to make those calls against us." | CA pastor defies Gov. Newsom's new restrictions Pastor John MacArthur speaks out against coronavirus restrictions. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

Baptist Preacher Promptly Fired After ‘Coming Out As Transgender’

Baptist pastor ‘shocked’ after being fired for transgender reveal | Fox News – A pastor in Canada was fired for "theological reasons," her church said, after coming out as transgender in an online sermon. The Rev. Junia "June" Joplin, who is originally from North Carolina, surprised some in June with the announcement at Lorne Park Baptist Church in Mississauga, Ontario, during a service held online due to the coronavirus lockdown. "I want you to hear me when...

Cuomo, de Blasio Wrong To Shut Churches While Approving Race Protests: Judge

New York Covid-19 orders unfairly targeted houses of worship, federal judge rules |  Fox News – A federal judge said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "exceeded" their executive limits by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests as the state continues to reopen from coronavirus restrictions. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of two Catholic priests -- Steven...

Churches Still Closed, Abortion Clinics Still Open

May 16, 2020 Fox8, WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A local pastor and churches all over the state want to hold their church services inside of their buildings. But Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order is only allowing churches to hold their services outside in parking lots while practicing social distancing. “We’ve been out long enough, it’s time to get back,” said Pastor Ronnie Baity, who leads Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Fighting for change, Pastor Baity, Return America, and People...

Locusts, Pandemic Spark Apocalypse Fears

Why Christ followers are concerned about the coronavirus OPINIONS Coronavirus: Did Nostradamus predict the deadly China virus? Prophecy of 'great plague' Feb 13, 2020 | The Express – The novel coronavirus in China, now officially named Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), shows no signs of stopping after it surpassed the 2002 to 2003 SARS pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has dubbed the outbreak a global emergency but has not called it a pandemic just yet. Some have even claimed the...

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