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Lawyer: Buffalo priest aimed gun at boy's head while molesting him

A deceased former Buffalo Diocese priest is accused of pointing a gun at the head of a teenage boy he was molesting in the mid-1980s.


The sexual abuses are alleged to have happened after Buffalo Diocese officials were told the Rev. Michael R. Freeman had molested other boys and young men, but kept him in ministry.
Freeman was serving as associate pastor at St. Mary parish in Lancaster in the mid-1980s when he allegedly pointed a gun at the boy to persuade him to have sexual contact.


That startling new allegation was made by the now-49-year-old man in a compensation claim submitted to a Buffalo Diocese program offering monetary settlements to victims of childhood sexual abuse.


The man also said in his claim that Freeman provided absolution of the boy’s sins immediately following the acts of abuse, according to Steve Boyd, an Amherst attorney who represents the man. Catholics believe that priests alone, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, have the power to free those…

Cardinal DiNardo - US Bishops repeat calls for gun control after Chicago hospital shooting

Cardinal DiNardo calls for 'reasonable' gun control after Chicago hospital shooting
Catholic News Agency Chicago, Ill., Nov 20, 2018 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago left four dead, including the gunman, on ... Flag as irrelevant

US Bishops repeat calls for gun control after Chicago hospital shooting
Independent Catholic News The US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayers and steps to curb gun violence after the latest shooting incident, at the ...

Faith-Based Anti-Gun Coalition Formed to Take Down a Gun Manufacturer...From The Inside Out

Faith-Based Anti-Gun Coalition Formed to Take Down a Gun Manufacturer...From The Inside OutA group of 11 Catholic groups came together to purchase stock in Smith & Wesson. The group purchased 200 shares, the minimum number required to for shareholders to demand reports from the company. Now, they want the gun manufacturer to provide a report that details what the company is doing to promote "gun safety measures" and "produce safer gun and gun products."
According to an SEC filing, which is submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), here's what the group wants to see from Smith & Wesson:
Shareholders request theBoard of Directors issue a report by February 8, 2019, at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, on the company’s activities related to gun safety measures and the mitigation of harm associated with gun products, including the following (emphasis mine):
Shareholders request the Board of Directors i…

Catholic Priest Michael Pfleger and Thousands shut down Chicago highway with gun control march

Thousands of Chicago protesters shut down a major highway on Saturday to oppose gun violence and call for stronger gun laws.

After an hour-long standstill, police announced they were shutting down all northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway to allow protesters to march on the road.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s police superintendent had voiced support for the protest, which was led by the Rev Michael Pfleger, the charismatic Catholic priestheading a largely African American church in one of the South Side neighborhoods hard-hit by gang violence.


Illinois state police have jurisdiction over the interstate, and had threatened to arrest anyone who stepped on to the entry ramp.

But protesters were allowed on to several lanes of highway on Saturday as corrections department buses waited alongside. Protestors chanted “shut it down.”

Pfleger, the Rev Jesse Jackson and Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson were walking side-by-side among them.


 After long negotiations between po…

Ohio’s GOP legislators nix a 'sensible' gun-control law

They rejected the treasonous conspiracy against the 2nd amendment by a "broad coalition of students, teachers, school counselors, police chiefs, pediatricians and Catholic clergy demanding" gun control...

Source: http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jun/21/ohios-gop-legislators-nix-a-sensible-gun/
Republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate have largely ignored Republican Gov. John Kasich’s appeal for expedited action on his proposal to update the state’s gun laws. But they will be hard-pressed to turn a deaf ear to a broad coalition of students, teachers, school counselors, police chiefs, pediatricians and Catholic clergy demanding a vote on the governor’s packages of reform.

Indeed, in a joint letter sent last week to state legislative leaders, the groups representing the police chiefs and others criticized the Ohio General Assembly’s seeming “lack of urgency” in updating Ohio’s gun laws.

There are companion bills in the House and Senate containing changes recommende…

CCRKBA Rips Hypocrisy Of Anti-Gun Chicago Priest

CCRKBA Rips Hypocrisy Of Anti-Gun Chicago Priest
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is calling on the Chicago Archdiocese to conduct a full, impartial and public investigation into whether anti-gun Father Michael Pfleger employs armed security, following the arrest of a man outside of the cleric's church more than a week ago.

"The man arrested outside Pfleger's St. Sabina church was carrying a firearm with an expired Firearm Owner's Identification card, which gun owners must have in Illinois," noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "A church spokesperson has said the man is not a 'bodyguard' for the outspoken Catholic priest. Well, we want to know exactly what he was doing outside that church, with a firearm, since he's been described as Pfleger's security and has apparen…

Pope calls for banning "all weapons"... YES HE DID.

Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018 Yes He did call for the banning of all weapons. Snopes and the other propaganda rags trying to help cover it up are liars. Total abolishment of private gun ownership is the official doctrine of the Catholic cult!

But look at all the guns on the Vatican's compound




Sturm Ruger Shareholders Adopt Measure Backed by Gun Control Activists

Sturm Ruger Shareholders Adopt Measure Backed by Gun Control ActivistsImage A Sturm Ruger display at a gun show. The firearms manufacturer will face proposals from gun-control activists at its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.CreditDaniel Acker/Bloomberg By Tiffany Hsu May 9, 2018
Sturm Ruger, one of the country’s largest firearms makers, had urged shareholders for weeks to reject a proposal from a group of Roman Catholic nuns demanding more transparency from the company on whether it planned to develop safer products and monitor the ones already in circulation.

But when the votes were counted at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday, a majority of investors sided with the nuns.

Ruger, which makes a variety of weapons, including a style of rifle often used in mass shootings, must now produce a report by February on how it tracks violence associated with its firearms, what kind of research it is conducting related to so-called smart gun technology and its assessm…

The Catholic Church on gun control and gun rights: 13abc talks with Bishop Thomas

Video: http://www.13abc.com/content/news/--481305921.html

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Abortion, gay marriage, immigration rights are divisive and debatable issues, but in the eyes of the Roman Catholic church those are issues where there is little if any room for debate.

In an interview with Toledo Bishop Daniel Thomas, we get a closer look at the church's position on what is perhaps the most hot button issue in our country right now, gun control.
Bishop Thomas addresses questions over assault weapons, the second amendment and arming teachers more.

Francis-appointed cardinals march for immigration, gun control on Good Friday

April 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On Good Friday, two Pope Francis-appointed cardinals participated in processions that focused on immigration and gun control.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey joined a walk “for justice, for immigrants, and for all.” Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich participated in a “peace walk” and praised anti-gun teenagers for giving “all of us a lesson in courage.” 

Cardinal Cupich on Good Friday marched through Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, which suffers from gun violence, with Fr Manuel Dorantes and young people before addressing crowd in English and Spanish, exhorting them to continue fighting against gun violence. pic.twitter.com/jpdSV9tnja — Michael J. O'Loughlin (@MikeOLoughlin) March 30, 2018
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Bishops take to Twitter to back 'March for Our Lives'

In this March 14, 2018, file photo, Abbey Kadlec, left, and her classmates stand on the stairs and sidewalk of Lewis and Clark High School to protest gun violence, part of a nationwide movement, in Spokane, Wash. (Credit: Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review via AP.)

NEW YORK - As thousands marched on Washington and around the country in support of tighter gun control policies, a number of Catholic bishops took to social media to offer support for those participating in the events.

At a Mass for Peace, Justice, and Healing in Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley praised the young people of Parkland, Florida - the most recent school massacre, where 17 students and teachers were killed in February, and which set off a new wave of public activism in protest of gun violence. There was a school shooting in Maryland last week as well.

“The extraordinary role of the students from Parkland in focusing the country on this critical social problem should be a sign of hope for all of us. The…

A day after March for Our Lives, Pope urges youth to speak out

Pope Francis blesses attendees and palm leaves during at St Peter's square on March 25, 2018 (CNN)A day after hundreds of thousands of people protested gun violence at March for Our Lives events in the US and around the globe, Pope Francis called on the world's youth to continue speaking out and standing up.
"Dear young people, you have it in you to shout," the Pope said in his Palm Sunday address at St. Peter's Square in Rome.


Pope Francis at the the end of Palm Sunday Mass in Vatican City Palm Sunday -- celebrated on the Sunday before Easter -- is commemorated by Christians as the day Jesus entered Jerusalem in the week of his crucifixion, when palm leaves were strewn in his path. Noting that this Palm Sunday coincides with World Youth Day, the pontiff used the opportunity to compare youth to Jesus's followers, who were scorned by his detractors.

"It is up to you not to keep quiet," Pope Francis said. "Even if others keep quiet, if we o…

Keep spirit of march going, Catholic college students urged

A person reads information about gun violence during a panel discussion about gun policy analysis and citizen activism at Trinity Washington University March 23. The March for Our Lives protest against gun violence is scheduled for March 24 in the nation's capital. (Credit: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a standing-room-only lecture hall at Trinity Washington University March 23, a presenter asked for a show of hands for how many planned to attend the March for Our Lives the next day in Washington.


Most hands in the room went up and they also went up again for the next question: “How many know someone who died from gun violence?”


The hands weren’t raised quite as much for questions about how many in the room had done lobbying work, had written letters to the editor or called members of Congress about gun legislation. The presenters urged them to do so, that afternoon even, saying they should step up during this moment of heightened citizen activis…

US Catholic sisters plan participation in March For Our Lives

Students at St. Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans gather March 14 for 17 minutes to pray and remember the 17 students and faculty members killed in a Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students carried signs with the names of those who died, and the Hail Mary was recited after each name was read. The school is run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. (Courtesy of the Dominican Sisters of Peace)

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the March For Our Lives event March 24 in Washington, D.C., and the more than 800 "sibling marches" planned worldwide. Hundreds of sisters will be among them.


The march is to demand that children be safe from gun violence in their schools.


"We have worked for years and years to support all sorts of efforts at much more comprehensive gun control at local and national levels and even internationally," said Eileen Harrington, a co-member of the Loretto Community and its mission activities coordinato…