Before and After Vatican II: Statistics Do Not Lie.

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Graph from CARA Georgetown U.

You can see by this graph, that since Vatican II, 50 % more Catholics have stopped attending Sunday Mass.

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William Blatty, author of The Exorcist, knows demonic activity when he sees it

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William Blatty, the Catholic author of The Exorcist which provided the basis for William Friedkin’s film of the same name, has given a rare interview to The Washington Post about the 40th anniversary of the film about demon possession in which he says with emotion that abortion is truly demonic.

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Georgetown lecturer evidently can’t discern the difference between a country club and the Catholic Church.

Calderisi wrote his prescription for the Church:

My focus will be on four topics that seem to me crucial for the whole Church:  promoting Christian unity, admitting married men to the priesthood, removing all remaining discrimination against women (including admitting them to holy orders), and abolishing the stigma which currently hangs over divorced men and women.

Concerning the Church’s refusal to ordain women, Calderisi compares the Church to golf clubs that refused to serve Jews or blacks and called the Church “un-Christian.”

Perhaps an old-fashioned clubbishness — the same archaic instincts that kept golf courses and other private establishments closed to Jews, blacks and women for the longest time — has played a part…

The exclusion of women from holy orders is so irrational and arbitrary that it is difficult to know where to start in refuting traditional arguments…

Not only is the prohibition difficult to defend; it seems thoroughly un-Christian.

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Fr. Pavone: Sebelius leading the assault on religious freedom that has grave implications for the Catholic Church.

“It was outrageous when Notre Dame University awarded an honorary degree to President Obama during commencement exercises in 2009,” said Father Pavone, who was invited by pro-life students to lead an alternative graduation ceremony at the Indiana university.

“Georgetown’s decision to invite Secretary Sebelius is just as bad. She is leading the assault on religious freedom that has grave implications for the Catholic Church. By inviting her to speak, Georgetown offers the image of a Church that is, at best divided and at worst hypocritical. What we need instead is a show of unity and resolve.”

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Washington Archdiocese “disappointed” by Sebelius’ Georgetown invitation.

“Georgetown University’s response to the commencement speaker decision is disappointing, but not surprising,” the archdiocesan paper said. “When the vision guiding university choices does not clearly reflect the light of the Gospel and authentic Catholic teaching, there are, of course, disappointing results.”

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Editor’s note: I was recently disappointed when the quarter pounder with cheese I ordered was delivered cold.

Where’s the justifiable outrage and fiery response to this deliberate and flagrant Jesuit disobedience and our government’s unconstitutional overreach?

The Cardinal has the power to bring these out of control Jesuits up on charges, before the Vatican. Instead, he’s content to be merely disappointed … and leave it at that.

Is somebody putting salt peter into the coffee at the Archdiocese, or are they merely offering this luke-warm response in order to placate those who still remember how the Archdiocese wimped out and failed to support their priest, after the recent sacrilegious, Buddhist, lesbian communion affair?

A homosexual organization that blatantly lies … and calls itself “catholic” too!

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has reaffirmed the illegitimate status of Catholics for Equality, a budding homosexualist “Catholic” group that is scheduled to be hosted at a student event at Georgetown University on Wednesday evening.

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Georgetown University professor and priest launches phony Catholic pro-homosexual organization

… Fr. Joseph Palacios, S.J., adjunct professor of sociology, has taken the lead on helping to found Catholics for Equality, a new organization devoted to rallying Catholics in support of gay rights.

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From the Catholic Catechism:

Chastity and homosexuality

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.