Pewsitter News http://www.pewsitter.com/ Pewsitter News en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:47 GMT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:47 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss none info@pewsitter.com info@pewsitter.com <![CDATA[ PEWSITTER NEWS EXTRA 7.15.14 ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_177352.php

 

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<![CDATA[ Mobile App Enables Users Catholics To Contact Bishop or Diocese ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_155659.php Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/155659/ <![CDATA[ Over-the-Top? - CCD Kids' Mass Attendance Enforced Through Biometric Fingerprint Scanner ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_147009.php biometric fingerprint scanners have been installed to verify their physical presence on Sunday. Parents who balk at the dystopian surveillance used to guarantee CCD compliance are reassured that no DNA or tracing of their child's physical features is involved!

These inescapable enforcement techniques are part of new "membership management" programs being applied at churches like St. Thomas More. The systems designed by firms like Accellerated Biometrics allow churches, synagogues, or mosques to provide "safe and orderly management of member information" and ensure individuals aren't "fraudulently accessing Church facilities." We all know what happens when the wrong person prays in Church.

I wonder what's in store for the RCIA converts?

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<![CDATA[ CDC Data Shows Alarming 16,000% HIV Risk increase in the Homosexual Population ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_125129.php 1 (to the right) showing HIV by transmission category. Though I had read about HIV transmission rates in the secular press I had never before seen the actual numbers. As I began to review and analyze them I was shocked at what this analysis revealed.... ]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/125129/ <![CDATA[ Christmas and the Religion of Atheism ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_115108.php Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/115108/ <![CDATA[ A Canonical Defense of Father Guarnizo ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_86857.php March 27, 2012 - As a priest and canon lawyer, I'd like in canonical terms, to revisit the controversial events surrounding the denial of Holy Communion to Barbara Johnson by Father Marcel Guarnizo. First of all, while I agree with many of the points by the very well-respected canonist Dr. Ed Peters, I believe that even with the rather limited information currently available, Father Guarnizo very possibly and correctly satisfied the conditions of canon 915 in denying Holy Communion to Barbara Johnson. Secondly, I would like to comment on Father Guarnizo's unjust "administrative leave" in light of the Code of Canon Law.

Part 1 - Canon 915 and Father Guarnizo

The first rule of interpretation in canon law is to read the canon.  Canon 915 reads

"Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."

As Ed Peters clearly points out, canon 915 lays an obligation on the minister distributing Holy Communion to deny Holy Communion to certain parties. Who are these parties? The first two parties are those who have been excommunicated or interdicted by imposition or declaration. The third party to be denied Holy Communion are those who fulfill all of the following three conditions, i.e., those who

1. Obstinately persist... ]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/86857/ <![CDATA[ The Church's Pro-Choice Position in the Contraception Debate ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_83040.php Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/83040/ <![CDATA[ Regarding the HHS Mandate: It’s The Constitution Stupid ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_82427.php Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/82427/ <![CDATA[ Convent of the Sacred Heart pleased with their Lady Gaga special ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_76569.php “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” .

Gaga’s alma mater, was happy to offer up its students and faculty to ABC as props this holiday season. In the 90-minute primetime Thanksgiving show, which drew 5.5 million viewers, Gaga performed four selections from her notorious videos including the latest, “Marry the Night”. Third grade girls in pinafores were coached to be ‘little monsters’ as they sang along to her LGBT anthem, “Born This Way”. During “Bad Romance” the upper school girls watched Lady Gaga crow, “I’m a free bitch, baby!” through a plastic penis microphone.

Lady Gaga’s Manhattan girls’ school, the elite Convent of the Sacred Heart, was founded by Jewish convert to Catholicism, Otto Kahn, who donated his huge 5th Ave. mansion to a cloistered order in the 1930’s. The school was dedicated to the mission and values of Saints Madeleine Sophie Barat and Phillippine Duschene. Today Sr. Bayo is the only remaining nun and it is apparently not the same Catholic school it once was.

Though the administration encouraged family involvement with the Gaga special, many parents couldn’t imagine a worse role model for their kids.

If you would like to reach Archbishop Dolan or Sacred Heart and let them know how you feel about the school’s endorsement and collaboration with this perverse telecast, the contact information is here:

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<![CDATA[ European Commission to Take Legal Action against Vatican in Holocaust Money Laundering Case ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_74504.php Mon, 28 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/74504/