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    08/20/2017 4:14:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Strength ^ | August 20, 2017 | Tom Mulcahy, M.A., J.D.
    WHY PARAGRAPH 301 OF AMORIS LAETITIA IS SO PROFOUNDLY TROUBLING “When it is a matter of the moral norms prohibiting intrinsic evil, there are no privileges or exceptions for anyone. It makes no difference whether one is the master of the world or the “poorest of the poor” on the face of the earth. Before the demands of morality we are all absolutely equal.” (Saint Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor, no. 96) Here is the very troubling passage from Amoris Laetitia (no. 301) which clearly suggests that a person can be in a “concrete situation” where he has no choice but to...
  • Brazil’s Bishops’ Conference Opens Door for ‘Some’ Practicing Adulterers to Receive Sacraments

    08/19/2017 12:08:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies ^ | August 18, 2017 | Brian Kelley
    Crux, Felipe Dominguez: The Brazilian Bishops’ National Conference did not close the door that leads to the sacraments for divorced and remarried couples. In a pastoral guide to Amoris Laetitia, the bishops said that, even though Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation reaffirms the indissolubility of marriage, it also notes that “conditioning factors and extenuating circumstances” may “attenuate or even annul the moral responsibility and imputability of unlawful acts.” The report is here.
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Flawed Strategy Behind Amoris Laetitia

    08/18/2017 10:43:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Homiletic and Pastoral ^ | August 18, 2017 | Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap
    Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio, Pope Francis and his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and Cardinal Gerhard Muller Catholics continue to be confounded by the mixed signals sent by Pope FrancisÂ’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Given the high-ranking Church officials who have weighed in (but on opposite sides), and some who have been apparently released by the Holy Father due to their disagreement, itÂ’s clear that a profound and troubling division exists at the highest levels of the Church about this document, and what it appears to be saying about Catholic teaching and the pastoral practice on marriage. Let us try to...
  • The Trans Juggernaut Wants Your Kids, And Public Schools Are Just The Beginning

    08/17/2017 2:26:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/17/2017 | Joy Pullman
    Parents are finding fewer and fewer ways to protect their children from being used as guinea pigs inside an experiment constructed by unelected bureaucrats. If you had argued pre-Obergefell that de-sexing marriage would lead to drag queens leading preschool storytime in public libraries and public schools hounded into hiding their mandatory sex ed curriculum from parents after a settlement requiring trans-friendly “education” starting in kindergarten, you would have been called an unhinged bigot. How could what two consenting adults do privately have any effect on whether five-year-olds are told they should consider cutting off their penises? Preposterous. Fear-mongering. Wild-eyed insanity....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Burke Calls Out Apostasy Among Church Leaders

    08/16/2017 12:25:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Trey Elmore ^ | August 15, 2017 | Trey Elmore
    His Eminence Cdl. Raymond Burke is admitting there is apostasy in the Church, and is laying blame squarely at the feet of Church leaders. He also makes a direct call for Pope Francis to restore unity to a divided and fractured Church. In a recent interview with The Wanderer, the former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura commented on topics like Amoris Laetitia and the dubia, the passing of Cdl. Joachim Meisner and the propagation of false mercy, among others. When asked if the Church faces the danger of schism, Cdl. Burke spoke to the reality of the current apostasy within the Church...
  • Pro-gay priest slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’ that forbids communion for adulterers-Cath Caucus

    08/15/2017 4:47:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News | August 15, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, a new consultor for the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Claire Chretien Follow Claire Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 3 Share via Email Print this Page NewsCatholic Church, FaithTue Aug 15, 2017 - 1:24 pm EST Pro-gay priest slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’ that forbids communion for adulterers Claire Chretien Follow Claire amoris laetitia , catholic , catholic church , communion for remarried , homosexuality , order of preachers , timothy radcliffe BRISBANE, Australia, August 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Dominican priest who previously said sodomy can express...
  • Suicide Notes of Mom Who Killed Kids and Herself Revealed: 'I Hope You Rot'

    Authorities have revealed the suicide notes penned by a mother who killed her children, her estranged husband’s girlfriend and herself in South Carolina last month. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office disclosed three letters written by Jessica Edens, who shot both of her children in the head before turning the gun on herself. “I hope you rot one day for what you have done to me and my kids,” the woman wrote to her estranged husband, Ben Edens, with whom she was fighting for custody. “You can no longer hurt us. We are at peace. I hope you live with pain...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Brazil’s Bishops Admit Adulterers To Holy Communion

    08/12/2017 7:38:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 12, 2017 | Gloria TV
    The Brazilian Bishops’ Conference allows in new guidelines on Amoris Laetitia the reception of Holy Communion by adulterers, reports The bishops write that after a process of discernment “limited cases” may return to the sacramental life. As examples the bishops list the existence of children or “certain moral circumstances” which according to the bishops allegedly “annul the moral responsibility of unlawful acts”. These rules invented by the bishops contradict the words of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Church.
  • Pope Francis, Intrinsically Evil Acts, Haring and the Collapse of Catholic & Western Civilization

    08/02/2017 3:24:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | August 1, 2017 | Fred Martinez
    Pope Francis, Intrinsically Evil Acts, Haring and the Collapse of Catholic & Western Civilization Fr. Edmundus Waldstein, O. Cist., at, reported why Pope Francis praised dissenter Fr. Bernard Haring who promoted allowing intrinsically evil acts: "In a discussion with the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, the Holy Father praised Fr. Bernard Haring for having helped overcome a decadent scholastic moral theology that had been fixated on negative commandments, and opened up a way for moral theology to flourish. Now, Haring’s moral theology is a great example of what it might mean to begin processes as opposed to occupying spaces." (Dubia and Initiating Processes,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican archbishop: Pope Francis opened Communion to adulterers

    07/27/2017 6:13:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 27, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The archbishop tasked with leading the Vatican’s pro-life academy says the Pope’s controversial teaching document on marriage opens Holy Communion to those in public grave sin. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia says Amoris Laetitia calls for “integration” of those in “irregular situations,” including “sacramental integration.” The archbishop, who serves as Grand Chancellor of the St. John Paul II Pontifical Institute for the Study of Marriage and Family, famously commissioned a homoerotic painting containing his likeness for his former cathedral. Asked in a recent email interview with the Diocese of Charleston newspaper The Catholic Miscellany to describe what Pope Francis’s frequently used concept...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A New – and Encouraging – Form of Collegiality?

    07/27/2017 10:45:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 27, 2017 | Fr. Mark A. Pilon
    A recent article in L’Osservatore Romano by an Italian priest who teaches biblical theology is yet another example of the way the present papacy seems to look at priests and bishops who do not join in lockstep with the pope. I’ve never heard of this priest, Giulio Cirignano, but, evidently, he has some standing with the present regime. The good father is clearly echoing an attitude that is prominent among the closest members of the papal entourage when he says: “The clergy is holding the people back, who instead should be accompanied in this extraordinary moment. . . .The main...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Christoph Schönborn: Sophist in Chief

    07/26/2017 9:01:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 25, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Sophistry is the use of subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation to mislead the hearer.  Perhaps sophistry is too generous a description of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s defense of the idea, introduced into the Church via Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia (AL), that people living in “second marriages” condemned by Our Lord Himself as adultery can receive absolution and Holy Communion while continuing to live as if they were married and indulging in the marital act. Schönborn’s arguments are not particularly subtle and could be refuted by any well-catechized child.  But let us give him the benefit of the doubt and say...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Pope Keeps Quiet and Schönborn Speaks for Him.

    07/25/2017 7:41:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    L' Espresso ^ | June 25, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    I have received this from an authoritative churchman and have agreed to publish it without revealing his name.*EVERYONE IS RESPONDING TO THE “DUBIA” EXCEPT FOR THE POPE. THIS TIME IT WAS SCHÖNBORN’S TURN by ***On July 13, 2017 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, spoke for four hours in two conferences and a question-and-answer session at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland.The Austrian cardinal spoke in the context of the event "Let's Talk Family: Let's Be Family,” which is part of a series of assemblies organized in preparation for the world meeting of families (1), under the direction of the...
  • In the Communion debate, the cogent arguments are all on one side

    07/24/2017 7:50:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | June 24, 2017 | Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
    The arguments against the Church's perennial teaching are not impressive Charles Moore, a leading British public intellectual and a master of understatement, has recently given an interview to an Italian magazine in which he describes Pope Francis’s papacy as lacking the intellectual weight of that of his predecessors. “I think this intellectual deficiency in his papacy may also be causing some organisational deficiencies and a slight sense of confusion,” he says. No one can accuse Moore of having an axe to grind or a grudge to settle. He is above that sort of thing. And we should be grateful for...
  • Protect the Pope? Francis is “destroying the Catholic nature of the Church”

    07/19/2017 9:22:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer ^ | June 19, 2017 | Archbishop Cranmer
    Roman Catholic Church Protect the Pope? Francis is “destroying the Catholic nature of the Church” July 19, 2017Archbishop Cranmer231 Comments ‘Protect the Pope’ was a blog established in 2010 by the Rev’d Nick Donnelly, a kindly, humble and intelligent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church (and the second-nicest Catholic in the Twittersphere). His blog soon became one of the most important go-to Romish blogs in the UK (if not the world), with a million hits a year from people eager to read his incisive commentary and robust defence of Roman Catholic orthodoxy against the “lies, half-truths and misrepresentations of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Did the Pope himself wonder whether Amoris Laetitia was orthodox?

    07/18/2017 8:02:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 17, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    Pope Francis has referred to Cardinal Christoph Schönborn as the “authoritative interpreter” of Amoris Laetitia. So when the Austrian cardinal spoke to an Irish audience about the controversial papal document, people naturally paid careful attention. According to Austen Ivereigh’s account: Schönborn revealed that when he met the Pope shortly after the presentation of Amoris, Francis thanked him, and asked him if the document was orthodox. “I said, ‘Holy Father, it is fully orthodox’,” Schönborn told us he told the pope, adding that a few days later he received from Francis a little note that said: “Thank you for that word. That gave...
  • Excerpt of Pope Benedict's message read at Card. Meisner's funeral today. It is loaded with meaning:

    07/15/2017 10:17:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 15, 2017 | Pope Benedict XVI
    READ this excerpt of Pope Benedict's message read at Card. Meisner's funeral today. It is loaded with meaning:
  • "An Act of Parliament, directly oppugnant to the laws of God and his holy Church..."

    07/06/2017 6:07:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 6, 2017 | William Roper
    "An Act of Parliament, directly oppugnant to the laws of God and his holy Church..." All which notwithstanding the jury found him guilty, and incontinent upon the verdict the Lord Chancellor [for that matter chief commissioner] beginning in judgment against him, Sir Thomas More said to him, "My Lord, when I was towards the law, the manner in such case was to ask the prisoner before judgment, why judgment should not be given against him." Whereupon the Lord Chancellor staying his judgment, wherein he had partly proceeded, demanded of him what he was able to say to the contrary. Who...
  • Vatican gay orgy: 12 facts you need to know [Catholic Caucus]

    07/06/2017 2:16:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Monsignor Luigi Capozzi (left) is secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (center) who is a close collaborator with Pope Francis. A high-ranking Vatican monsignor who is a secretary to one of Pope Francis’ closest collaborators was arrested by Vatican police after they caught him hosting a cocaine-fueled homosexual orgy in a building right next to St. Peter’s Basilica.  Here are 12 facts about the scandal.  1. Vatican police arrested Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, 49, some two months ago during a raid in which he was caught in the act of hosting a cocaine-fueled gay orgy in the former Palace of the...
  • Bishop takes away pastoral duties from priest who upholds authentic Church teaching on marriage

    07/05/2017 5:55:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A Catholic priest in Sicily was removed from his parish and had his faculties suspended because he defended the sanctity of marriage, his parishioners say.Palermo Archbishop Corrado Lorefice has forbidden Don Alessandro Maria Minutella of St. John Bosco Parish to celebrate Mass, administer the sacraments, or preach, Italian journalist Marco Tosatti reported.  According to some parishioners, one of the official reasons for the measures was Don Minutella’s “not knuckling down to the teaching of this current pontificate.” The problem, they believe, is dueling interpretations of Amoris Laetitia. The priest does not believe the Post-synodal Exhortation allows the distribution of Holy...