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  • Amoris Rumblings in the Archdiocese of Atlanta? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/28/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | April 28, 2017 | Steven O'Reill
    April 28, 2017  (Steven O’Reilly) –  Since the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL), I do not recall ever seeing an official statement by the Archdiocese of Atlanta regarding its understanding of the eighth chapter of this apostolic exhortation. To my knowledge, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has never issued any specific communion guidelines or statements in the wake of AL, as have some other US bishops—such as Archbishop Chaput (Philadelphia) and Bishop McElroy (San Diego) — or as have other bishops around the world have done (e.g., see Poland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Germany.   All has been quiet in Atlanta—until now.  There appear to be some...
  • When Cardinals don't understand the Bible [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 11:30:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. | April 37, 2017 | Mark Lambert
    Leaving aside the arguments about reduced culpability for a moment, I would like to post, for the record, some of my more fundamental concerns regarding the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Reading this document was, I found, not like reading anything else promulgated by the Church, and I have read a lot of Church documents! Even a perfunctory reading left me feeling uneasy with simple and obvious errors contained therein, it felt like it was a different faith! As I cited in this post, the Professor who taught me Moral Theology has pointed out some of these glaring and obvious...
  • The Müller Cover-up [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 7:10:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 26, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Pope and the Cardinal go together, hand in hand As Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller is charged with the duty to “spread sound doctrine and defend those points of Christian tradition which seem in danger because of new and unacceptable doctrines.” When confronted with the “new and unacceptable doctrines” enunciated in the disastrous Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia, however, Müller engages in a shameless cover-up, leaving it to concerned members of the laity to defend the Church’s infallible moral teaching from AL’s blatant attack upon it. In an interview published by...
  • The Laity Roar While the Cardinals Meow: The Catastrophe ... [Cath Cauc]

    04/25/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The leading Vaticanist Sandro Magister continues his indispensable role in chronicling what can only be called "the Bergoglian debacle," which has reached its nadir with the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL). In his blog post of April 22, Magister provides a link to the integral Italian text (translations mine) of an intervention by Dr. Claudio Pierantoni, Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Chile. His was one of six addresses delivered in Rome at a conference of lay academics, the theme of which was AL's attack, in Chapter 8, on the Church's traditional teaching concerning the moral law. Pierantoni...
  • From Gloria.TV News on the the 13th of April [R

    04/13/2017 8:32:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Gloria.TV ^ | April 13, 2017
    New Impulse? In an interview with the Portuguese paper, "Jornal de Noticias" the prelate of the Opus Dei, Bishop Fernando Ocariz, defended Holy Communion for adulterers as proposed by Amoris Laetitia. He called this - quote - "a new pastoral impulse which requires concrete answers in continuity with the doctrine of the Magisterum."
  • Jesus Too Would Admit Divorce Today. So Says One of His Society [Catholic Caucus]

    04/13/2017 7:25:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 13, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The instructions laid out two months ago by the general of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, on “what Jesus really said” regarding marriage and divorce have not fallen on deaf ears.On the contrary, some among the Jesuits have been the first to apply them in full. To conclude that “once a marriage is dead” Jesus too would allow divorce today.The Jesuit who has drawn this conclusion from the premises set up by his superior general is not a nobody. He is Fr. Thomas Reese, former editor of the magazine of the New York Jesuits, “America,” and a...
  • Cardinal Wuerl Trips Over Himself While Celebrating Amoralis Lamentia [Cath Cauc]

    04/09/2017 1:50:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | April 8, 2017 | restore dc catholicism
    Cardinal Wuerl Trips Over Himself While Celebrating Amoralis Lamentia Amoris Laetitia One year ago today, the world was scourged with Amoralis Lamentia, a piece of pig poop that has already cast doubts upon the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself, leading to the peril of many souls and most likely the damnation of more than a few who have passed to their judgments during this past year. Many of us have been sounding the alarm regarding this spiritual poison while its shills have been "circling the wagons" around Amoralis Lamentia as they attempt to put some lipstick on that pig.  One...
  • Adultery Legitimized by Francis: Supreme Vatican Lawyer explains how (full text)

    04/05/2017 2:40:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 2, 2017 (translated) | Francis Cardinal Coccopalmerio
    Adultery Legitimized by Francis: Supreme Vatican Lawyer explains how (full text) Can one be at once an impenitent adulterer and in the grace of God? Christ said not, but Francis says yes, and the Supreme Vatican Lawyer, Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio, explains how to square the circle. Yes, yes, "scribes and doctors of the law..." -- the true pharisees are on Francis' side. Translation of the his book (which should have been released in a groundbreaking Vatican press conference, but from which he was absent at the last minute) provided by Andrew Guernsey: Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris...
  • The evils of Amoris Laetitia: The Church and Asmodeus - Part IV

    04/05/2017 2:31:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 5, 2017 | Don Pietro Leone
    The evils of Amoris Laetitia: The Church and Asmodeus - Part IV By Don Pietro Leone A spiritu fornicationis libera nos, Domine (invocation from the Litany of the Saints) IV AMORIS LAETITIA How can we doubt that this encyclical, publically called into question by the same Cardinal Caffarra (amongst others) to whom Sister Lucia had written, is not part of the clash between the Church and Satan that we have mentioned above?   In this brief glance at Amoris Laetitia we consider marriage, adultery, and ‘sex education’.     1.  MARRIAGE The Exhortation Amoris Laetitia states in § 80: ‘Marriage...
  • April Conference in Rome on the Confusion Stemming from Amoris Laetitia

    04/01/2017 5:34:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 1, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    An important Conference has been announced today by the Italian website La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana. On 22 April, there will be an international group of theologians and other Catholic specialists coming together in Rome — at the Columbus Hotel — in order to discuss publicly once more the troubling and confusing parts that are to be found in the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, especially in its chapter 8. The Italian publications La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana and Il Timone are hosting this event which seems to be meant to be a form of public fraternal correction. It is to be lauded...
  • Is the Catholic Church in De Facto Schism?

    03/31/2017 10:00:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 31, 2017 | E. Christian Brugger
    March 31, 2017Is the Catholic Church in De Facto Schism?E. Christian Brugger Why is there confusion in the Catholic Church over Amoris Laetitia, and what consequences does it have for Church unity? I argue here that the confusion is ultimately over two de fide dogmas of Christian faith and that one consequence of the confusion is de facto schism within the Catholic Church.When de fide (“of the faith”) is used in Catholic theology to designate a doctrine, it signifies a truth that pertains to Divine Revelation. The term Divine Revelation refers to truths by which God chose to reveal himself and his will to humanity...
  • Pregnant cheerleading coach, 27, is accused of having sex with a male student, 15 (tr)

    03/31/2017 10:01:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2017 | Daily Mail
    A married middle-school English teacher and cheerleading coach is accused of having sex multiple times with an 15-year-old student and is now pregnant... Harper is now pregnant, but it's unclear from the affidavit whether the boy is the father of the child. 'She's about eight months pregnant, so if we go back in time it's around when that event took place, but she is married, we believe, still. So we're not sure what that leads to,'
  • [Catholic Caucus] Theologian says ‘Amoris’ Communion debate is settled in Africa

    03/21/2017 9:07:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | March 21, 2017 | John L. Allen Jr., Ines San Martin
    As a major conference on Africa gets set to open in Rome, the principal organizer, Nigerian Father Paulinus Odozor, says the debate over Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics unleashed by 'Amoris Laetitia' is already settled in Africa -- and that the answer is 'no.'
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exposing the Sham of “Discernment”

    03/21/2017 8:04:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 20, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In his address to the participants in a course on the “internal forum” at the Vatican, Pope Bergoglio promoted the novelty in moral theology which he has attempted to introduce into the life of the Church via the already infamous Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia (AL): “discernment.” What exactly is this “discernment”? Quite simply, it is a code word for the application of situation ethics in the confessional in the case of public adulterers living in “second marriages” so that they can receive Holy Communion without having to cease their adulterous relations. In other words, discernment is a sham. If...
  • Archdiocese website suggests ‘do not commit adultery’ doesn’t ban sexual sin [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:48:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Is the Catholic Church’s traditional sexual morality too rigid? Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s flock is certainly being led to think so. In December, the website of the Archdiocese of Vienna led by Schönborn published a new presentation of the Ten Commandments. It included a commentary on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” that could be interpreted to justify everything from masturbation to pornography and prostitution. The article concludes — openly invoking Pope Francis’ solicitude for sinners — that refusing communion to the divorced and remarried “seems very questionable from a theological point of view.” Says the article on the...
  • Archbishop Forte, Professor Melloni and the Undigested "Four Cherries" [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 8:12:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 20, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    For understanding how Francis acts with his opponents, the archbishop and theologian Bruno Forte is a reliable oracle, especially since he reported in public what the pope said to him during the last synod, at which he acted as special secretary: “If we talk explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried, you have no idea what a mess these guys will make for us. So let’s not talk about it directly, you get the premises in place and then I will draw the conclusions.” Francis has drawn the conclusions, as is known, in the postsynodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” but...
  • The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2017 2:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 18, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    Ready for some casuistry? Should the Catholic Church allow a man and a woman to receive the sacraments in the following case? A woman living with a married but divorced man tells him that she no longer wants to live in sin; the man threatens to kill himself, and she, following her confessor’s advice, stays with him? In an interview with Edward Pentin, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio offers this example and says: yes. He refers to his recent book on Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia in which he speaks of this case: Think of a woman who lives with a married...
  • New Letter From Malta Bishops Attempts to Downplay Permissive Guidelines [Catholic Caucus]

    03/12/2017 8:41:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 12, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    On Saturday, March 11, a new pastoral letter (PDF link) was issued by the bishops of Malta to be read in all parish Masses. In it, they address — rather abruptly, and without introduction as part of a larger reflection — the question of their approach to providing sacraments to the “remarried”:
  • Thy Brother’s Wife: John the Baptist Wouldn’t Approve of Hunter Biden

    03/12/2017 8:03:43 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 12, 2017 | JP
    The Gospel According to Mark recounts the circumstances that led to the beheading of John the Baptist by order of Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee. “Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Phillip’s wife; for he had married her. Because John had said to Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’” Beau Biden, the eldest son of former vice president Joe Biden died of brain cancer in May 2015. Not even two years later, Beau’s younger brother Hunter has left his...
  • Seyi Hunter | Women Should Not Walk Out Of Their Marriages Simply Because Their Husbands Cheat

    03/06/2017 1:58:30 PM PST · by Ellajonnez · 52 replies
    Seyi Hunter one of Nollywood uprising actress said women should not walk out of their marriage simply because their husband’s cheat.She said this in a recent discussion with Vanguard The actress told VANGUARD Allure, “It isn’t right for any lady to walk out of her marriage for any reason, except domestic violence is involved. I am not talking about occasional slaps here and there. If he beats you like he’ll beat a thief, my dear sister you need to run for your life because he might kill you one day or disfigure you. But if you leave because of cheating,...