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L’Osservatore Romano reported today that at the Wednesday Papal audience this week, the Holy Father greeted and exchanged a few words with a group of persons who have either undergone a “sex-change” surgery or who simply identify as the opposite of their actual sex. The group was led by Sister Genevieve Jeanningros and Father Andrea Conocchia, who said the Pope’s welcome gave the group hope.
The Pope met with members of the group previously on April 27, June 22, and Aug. 3, according to L’Osservatore Romano. The meetings come as bishops and priests increasingly and openly have come out in support of homosexual and transgender lifestyles. The open dissent from the Church’s constant teaching ranges from hosting a Mass of Thanksgiving for a homosexual union in Bologna and a Mass featuring a drag queen in San Diego, to an “ecumenical LGBT prayer service” in Dublin and calls for accepting homosexual men within the priesthood in Germany. German prelates have gone so far as to call for a wholesale changing of the Church’s sexual moral teaching, in what other cardinals and bishops have denounced as open apostacy and schism.
In the name of inclusion, acceptance, accompaniment, and progress, the agenda of LGBTQ lobbyists is being pushed continually at the highest levels of the Church. “No one should encounter injustice or being thrown away, everyone has the dignity of being a child of God,” Jeanningros is quoted to have said, referring to the push to make room for sexually deviant lifestyles within the Church.
LifeSite's Rome correspondent, Louis Knuffke, delivers four other LifePetitions to the Vatican:
UPDATE (8/2/22): Cardinal Cupich has regretfully banned the Institute of Christ the King from offering the Traditional Latin Masses or hearing Confessions at their parish in Chicago.
An official sign from the Institute was posted at the Shrine of Christ the King, saying: “As of August 1, the celebration of public Masses is suspended. Confession times are discontinued. The Chapel remains open for prayer.”
Cardinal Cupich has forbidden the Institute of Christ the King to operate in Chicago (see image). This is very sad; Pope B16 said “it behooves ALL of us” to preserve the riches of the ancient Catholic liturgy. pic.twitter.com/rGkVC2XupF— Watershed Staff (@ccwatershed) July 31, 2022
See LifeSiteNews' special report here.
Sources have leaked to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Cupich seems ready to completely ban a community of Traditional priests from offering the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago!
July 31st appears to be the deadline for priests belonging to the Institute of Christ the King to close down all public Latin Masses — which would end their ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago full stop.
This outrageous persecution against faithful Catholics is an affront to 2,000 years of Tradition and is the rallying cry for today's saints: We need brave and devout Catholics across the world to demand Cardinal Cupich respect the holy priests of the Institute of Christ the King and SAVE the Traditional Latin Mass!
SIGN: CARDINAL CUPICH MUST HEAR THAT CATHOLICS LIKE YOU LOVE AND SUPPORT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS! >>>
The Institute of Christ the King has attracted national attention for its beautiful, reverent, and profound celebration of the TLM — all of which looks set to end in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!
There are currently 18 ICKSP apostolates dotting more than 10 states in America — serving 400-500 faithful Catholics just in the city of Chicago with 3 Latin Masses every Sunday. With this rumored attack, Cupich — who also serves in high-profile Vatican positions — is sending a sign to all traditionalist priests worldwide.
This robust Catholic community is truly a jewel of Catholic Tradition — making it odd that the ICKSP might be the subject of censorship!
The Church hosts synods on synods on synods and pays millions of dollars to consultants to figure out how to get people interested in going to Mass and the end result is shutting down the Masses people literally beg to attend lol.— Zac Mabry (@ZacMabry) July 15, 2022
As LifeSiteNews continued reporting...
"Cardinal Cupich, a close collaborator of Pope Francis and a promoter of the liberal agenda within the Church, has already issued restrictions regarding the traditional Latin rite within his diocese at the end of last year."
*** Catholics must defend and promote the Traditional Latin Mass before the potential July 31st deadline! ***
It’s important now more than ever to send a message to Cardinal Cupich that the Institute of Christ the King must continue its ministry of offering the TLM without fear of retaliation or hostility.
END OF JULY DEADLINE: SEND A MESSAGE TO CARDINAL CUPICH THAT YOU STAND WITH THE INSTITUTE OF CHRIST THE KING! >>>
The crackdown is expected to take effect at the end of July, when the Institute of Christ the King will be expected to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass — in opposition to their vocational calling to protect the TLM.
This mandate is by design, but the ICKSP is currently holding strong. Catholics all across the world must tell the faithful priests of the ICKSP that we are praying for them and raising our voices!
RAISE YOUR VOICE: PROTECT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS FROM CENSORSHIP! >>>
Thank you for committing yourself to the frontline fight defending Catholicism from the onslaught of the Cardinal Cupich’s modernist movement. It is moments like these that Catholics from all over the world show their true colors. Stand for TRADITION. Defend the Institute of Christ the King! Send a message to Cardinal Blase Cupich!
DEFEND THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS BY SENDING A RESOUNDING MESSAGE NOW! >>>
Return to Tradition also features the LifeSiteNews article mentioned throughout this petition.
Thank you for signing this petition and sending a message to Cardinal Cupich before the end of the month deadline.
As LifeSiteNews reported earlier this summer, after the June 22 Papal meeting with members of the same “transgender” group, Alessia Nobile, a 43-year-old man who identifies as a woman, praised the welcome he received from Pope Francis. He had given the Pope a copy of his autobiography, called “La bambina invisible,” detailing the transgender thoughts and desires he had when young that led to his “transition.” The pontiff reportedly told him, “You did well to write your story. Bravo!” The man added that Francis also told him to “always be myself, but not to be wrapped up in prejudice against the Church.”
Despite the LGBTQ lobbying, the Church has not and cannot change its teaching of homosexuality or transgender issues, since it is based upon the order of nature established by God the Creator and stands immutably as part of the deposit of faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity.” (CCC # 2333) Likewise, in 1975, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith declared in Personae Humanae, “There can be no true promotion of man’s dignity unless the essential order of his nature is respected.”
These statements only express the Apostolic teaching of St. Paul in the First Letter to the Corinthians. “Do you not know that the unjust will not possess the kingdom of heaven? Do not err; neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor the evil-tongued, nor the greedy will possess the kingdom of God.”