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  • [Catholic Caucus] 15 Oct. 2017: Notice of the Abbot and the Rector

    10/18/2017 7:44:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    hochschule-heiligenkreuz ^ | October 15, 2017 | Doctor Maximilian Heim, abbot of Heiligenkreuz, Magnus Cancellarius of the university Prof. P. Dr.
    Since its founding in 1802, it has been part of the history of the Benedict XVI. Heiligenkreuz, inviolable " cum petro et sub petro " to teach and act. Therefore, we are resolutely dissociating ourselves from the fact that a scholar working on the occasion of our university has signed the public criticism of Pope Francis, who euphemistically calls himself "Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis" . Even if the person concerned is only a guest professor and has only made his signature on his behalf, we can not accept the fact that this places a shadow on our university. We...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Dubia Ahead?

    10/18/2017 7:21:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 18, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Polish Dubia Ahead? The Italian Il Giornale (October 17) cited rumors that “a part of the Polish Church” is preparing a document in support of the Dubia regarding Pope Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia. According to the newspaper the text was not yet published “only due to a direct intervention of Pope Bergoglio” but this will “sooner or later” happen. Francis has few supporters among the Polish hierarchy and faithful.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest who signed Filial Correction: It was ‘the Catholic thing to do’

    10/18/2017 3:50:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 18, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    The number of signatories of the Filial Correction charging Pope Francis with spreading seven heresies, at least by omission, has now risen to 245 professors and clergy. That is up from 62 at the time of its publication on September 24, and 40 when it was delivered to Pope Francis on August 11 at his Santa Marta residence. Critics of the Filial Correction have accused the signatories of standing as “judges over the Pope,” of using the “wrong method,” and of contravening a Vatican instruction for theologians.  Most recently, a group of predominantly German-speaking critics have set up an alternative...
  • Cath Cauc: Did this Cardinal flip-flop on Communion for remarried because of Pope Francis?

    10/18/2017 3:29:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Pope Francis’ controversial teachings on marriage and family have apparently caused a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to reverse his formerly held position that civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics cannot receive Holy Communion.  Marc Cardinal Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, which oversees the appointment of bishops worldwide, said in a talk last month that the Pope’s 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia “may open a door” for civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion. He said that some saw in the Pope's teaching "the good news of an openness."  “And all of this may open a door to receiving the help of the sacraments of penance...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Progressive Catholics Launch Defense Initiative Against Filial Correction

    10/17/2017 4:21:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    One Peter Five ^ | One Peter Five | Maike Hickson
    Today, the website of the German bishops,, surprises its readers with the publication of a story detailing an initiative which has been launched in order to support Pope Francis himself against the critics who signed the 24 September Filial Correction. The new group is called “Pro Pope Francis” and now has its own website, ““. It says that the group has already 100 signatories and more than 1,000 “supporters” of this declaration. The initiative thanks Pope Francis for his “courageous and theologically well-founded leadership.” The signatories also praise the pope for letting “mercy have the last word” in pastoral...
  • Catholic/Anglican Caucus: Cardinal Burke Venerates Relic of the Head of St. Thomas More

    10/17/2017 10:42:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 17, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    The American cardinal says the witness to the Truth of the patron saint of politicians, who died defending the indissolubility of marriage when few others would, is “exceptionally important” today.
  • Harassment allegations could hurt Harvey Weinstein’s wife, too

    10/08/2017 7:32:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Page Six New York Post ^ | October 7, 2017 | Merle Ginsberg
    Harvey Weinstein’s troubles could cause a deep cut to his wife’s fashion business. With the revelation of a string of sexual-harassment allegations against the movie mogul, and the news that he is stepping down from his film company, insiders are predicting it could hurt his wife Georgina Chapman’s successful Marchesa line.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Correctio Filialis: a response to some critics

    09/29/2017 11:44:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 29, 2017 | Joseph Shaw
    The Filial Correction published last Sunday has attracted more support than I, as a signatory, had dared to hope. Additional signatures from pastors and academics have been submitted by the score; a petition in support has been signed by more than 10,000 people and counting; and it has been reported widely in the secular as well as the Catholic press.  There has been very little in the way of substantive response to the Correction from those who support what it criticises. Here I — in a personal capacity — want to look succinctly at three of the more serious attempts...
  • [Catholic Caucus] To Sign or Not to Sign

    09/28/2017 8:49:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | September 28, 2017 | Fr Ray Blake
    I have been asked to sign the Filial Correction, I signed the letter of the 45 academics and pastors last year, and almost immediately found Cardinal Nichols' tanks parked on my lawn to inform me of his displeasure, which was quite mild unlike other lay signatories, who were sacked from their jobs in Catholic institutions for their pains, Dr. Josef Seifertis being the most high profile. I admit it, I am afraid to sign and I know other priests who share my fear. Many of those who might have signed have in the last four years have a certain fear about...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Parolin wants dialogue after heresy case

    09/28/2017 3:30:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    ANSA en Vatican ^ | September 28, 2017 | ANSA
    Rome, September 28 - Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said on Thursday that "it's important to dialogue even within the Church", in response to a letter from a group of conservative Catholics accusing Pope Francis of heresy.
  • Francis spoke about ‘AL’ in Colombia. Was it because the “Correction” was weighing on his mind?

    09/28/2017 11:24:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Call Me Jorge ^ | September 28, 2017 | HereisJorge
    Francis spoke about ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in Colombia. Was it because the “Filial Correction” was weighing on his mind? Francis meeting with his fellow revolutionary Jesuits in Colombia. While in Colombia during his travels, Francis stopped the city of Cartagena de Indias, the capital of the region of Bolívar, on 10 September 2017.  After meeting the crowds of laity there, “he went into the inner courtyard where he met privately with representatives of the community of the Society of Jesus made up of 65 religious.”  A brief Question & Answer session transpired between Francis and the assembled Jesuits.  Even though none...
  • Catholic Caucus: Exemplar, oblatio, and terra firma (ideal model, offering, dry land)

    09/27/2017 1:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    semiduplex ^ | September 27, 2017 | unknown
    At Vatican Insider, there is an article by theologian Robert Fastiggi and the theologian and journalist Dawn Eden Goldstein, arguing that the Latin version of paragraph 303 of Amoris laetitia has a significantly different meaning than the English translation. Their argument hinges on the translation of objectivum exemplar as “objective ideal” instead of “objective model” and on the nontranslation of oblatio. It is their opinion that these translation choices have had an impact on the understanding on Amoris laetitia by its critics. In short, Fastiggi and Goldstein argue that the critics are wrong about what paragraph 303 says because they...
  • Head of Vatican pro-life academy: John Paul II began ‘revolution’ to give adulterers Communion

    09/27/2017 5:52:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 26, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life has defended the Pope’s recent replacement of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family with a school focused on Amoris Laetitia, and argues it is in fact a revamping of pro-life efforts. In the same interview, he said being pro-life encompasses opposing gun violence, support of immigration, and environmentalism, and claimed Pope St. John Paul II laid the way for Church approval of Communion for adulterers. In addition to heading the Vatican pro-life academy, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is the Grand Chancellor of the new Amoris Laetitia-focused school, the John...
  • Cardinal Ouellet warns against “alarmist” interpretations of Amoris Laetitia

    09/26/2017 6:47:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | September 26, 2017 | Deborah Gyapong
    Cardinal Marc Ouellet has denounced the “alarmist” and “unfaithful” interpretations of the Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia. The Canadian cardinal, who serves as the Vatican’s Prefect for the Congregation of Bishops, told Canadian bishops the 2016 apostolic exhortation on the family does not signal “changes to doctrine or to sacramental discipline,” but represents a pastoral approach that takes into consideration “the good of the person” according to his or her circumstances. “Any alarmist interpretation” that says the document is “a break with tradition,” or a “permissive interpretation that celebrates access to the sacraments” for the divorced and remarried, is “unfaithful...
  • Scholars say correction of Francis for ’heresy’ marked by hypocrisy, lack of signatories

    09/25/2017 6:47:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    La Stampa ^ | JOSHUA J. MCELWEE (a Vatican NCR correspondent
    A few dozen Catholics have publicly accused Pope Francis of committing heresy, claiming in a 25-page letter issued Sept. 24 that the pontiff’s 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia contradicts previous church teaching. The signatories also claim that Francis has been swayed by “false understandings of divine revelation” and has shown an “unprecedented sympathy” for Martin Luther, the German priest and theologian whose criticisms of the Catholic church in 1517 launched the Protestant reformation. But several prominent theologians and scholars said the accusations are marked by hypocrisy and represent a marginal fringe view among academics. They noted that the 62 signatories...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The two responses to the ‘Correction’: Belittle,..., and the Pope’s silence

    09/25/2017 1:52:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 25, 2017 | Marco Tosatti
    Tosatti - The two responses to the ‘Correction’: Belittle, label, marginalize and the Pope’s unacceptable silence Marco Tosatti Stilum Curiae September 25, 2017 Primum, denigrate. Saddle the adversary with a label, which will in any case place him in difficulty regarding public opinion as well as put him on the defensive. It is a rhetoric device as old as the world itself and with which the Church is well-acquainted. Thus, faced with an undoubtedly exceptional and exceptionally agonizing event, such as Correctio filialis, signed – at the present moment  - by 62 personalities in the Catholic world, both laity and...
  • Catholic Caucus: It Wasn't the End of the World - Just a New Beginning

    09/24/2017 2:20:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | September 23, 2017 | Oakes Spalding
    Today, the world didn't end. It's now 12:33 AM GMT, so it's official. Instead, something else started. It's the first good news faithful Catholics have heard in a long time. The Formal Filial Correction will be dismissed by all the usual suspects. The Pope won't say anything explicitly about it, of course. (It was actually sent to him six weeks ago.) Instead, his minions will go into overdrive with their "ankle biting," as Bruvver Eccles put it. They'll claim that it's just a few "conservatives" or "radical traditionalists" - people who get their jollies from bashing a liberal Pope. No...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Burke: ‘urgency’ to resolve dubia ‘weighs very heavily on my heart’

    09/23/2017 3:36:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Two of the four dubia Cardinals seeking moral clarity from Pope Francis over his controversial teachings on marriage and family have died. But this will not stop the remaining two cardinals from continuing the “important work of resolving the dubia,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the dubia signers, in a new interview.  In a wide-ranging interview with the Diocese of Parramatta’s Catholic Outlook, Burke said the “urgency of a response to the dubia derives from the harm done to souls by the confusion and error, which result, as long as the fundamental questions raised are not answered in accord...
  • Why So Many Women Cheat on Their Husbands

    09/21/2017 9:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel’s new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning. Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has remained the same. More women than ever are cheating, she tells us, or are willing to admit that they are cheating — and while Perel spends much of her book examining the psychological meaning, motivation, and impact of these affairs, she offers little insight into the significance of the rise itself. So...
  • What Are Little Girls Now Being Made Of?

    09/21/2017 11:21:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American ^ | September 21, 2017 | Daren M. Williams
    What are little boys made of?   Snips and snails   And puppy-dogs' tails That's what little boys are made ofWhat are little girls made of? What are little girls made of?   Sugar and spice   And everything nice  That's what little girls are made of In 1989, the year before they published their book, The Day America Told the Truth, James Patterson and Peter Kim conducted a national survey of more than 2,000 Americans, each of whom was given over 1,800 questions to answer. It was conducted simultaneously all across America at locations where the privacy and anonymity of the respondents could...