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  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: We must not focus on the words of Christ

    05/25/2018 3:35:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | May 25, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In his Santa Marta homily given earlier today, the God of Surprises (aka Jorge Bergoglio) once again took the occasion to mangle Sacred Scripture in order to justify his departure from the Catholic faith; in this particular case, as it concerns marriage.Today’s victim text was the Novus Ordo Gospel reading taken from Mark 10:1-12 – familiar words that bear reconsidering:Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”...
  • Malaysian bishop joins ‘Pastoral Appeal’ on Communion and moral teaching

    05/17/2018 4:17:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dan Hitchens
    A retired Malaysian bishop has joined an appeal on behalf of traditional teaching about morality and the sacraments.Bishop Emeritus Anthony Lee Kok Hin, who retired from the diocese of Miri in 2013, endorsed the Pastoral Appeal, which has been signed by 250 priests in 39 countries since it was launched on May 2.In their latest statement, the organisers say that the statement has been “mistakenly cast” as a “veiled criticism” of Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia.Nevertheless, the statement, which asks bishops to publicly reaffirm Church teaching and condemn errors, refers indirectly to controversies which have followed Amoris.For instance, the pope’s document...
  • Under Every Green Tree...Wedding parables pt 7

    Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot. (Jeremiah 2:19-20)Jeremiah 2 and 3 continue the same themes as Hosea; Jahweh as the rejected husband, Israel as the promiscuous...
  • Hosea;The Heartache of God...wedding parables pt 5

    The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.( Hosea 1:1-3)Some of the Prophets of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

    05/03/2018 7:25:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | May 3, 2018 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME - The changes in canon law Pope Francis made to ensure that marriage annulment cases were handled more quickly, more pastorally and with less expense mean that some changes should be made in the way Church law is taught, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.The congregation published an instruction May 3 urging Catholic universities to strengthen their canon law programs and urging bishops to send more of their priests “and, if possible, laypeople” to Catholic universities to earn canon law degrees.The new rules, which go into effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, require all students in what is...
  • Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

    04/25/2018 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Rush Insitute ^ | March 19, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These “New Momentum Conferences” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate.The public, including many Catholics, has the impression that no-fault divorce allows two sensible and mature adult people to agree to end their marriage. We imagine that the state must not interfere in this mutual decision. No one should cry over the spilt milk of a “dead...
  • I Place Before You St. Augustine and Jorge Bergoglio; Choose The Saint

    04/19/2018 2:07:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | April 18, 2018 | Guy McClung
    St. Augustine had views on marriage, sin, adultery,  and conscience directly contrary to those of Jorge Bergolgio as stated in his proclamation Amoris Laetitia (“AL” below). Passages quoted below from the works of St. Augustine, (henceforth “St. Augustine”) and Jorge Bergoglio (henceforth “Jorge”) show how widely the views of Jorge depart from, and in many instances contradict, Church teaching.   Can there be eternal condemnation ? Jorge:  “The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for ever” (AL, 296).St. Augustine:  “The Death of the Wicked Shall Be Eternal in the Same Sense as the Life of the Saints.This...
  • [Cath Cauc} Bishop Davies: Don’t receive Communion if your lifestyle contradicts the Gospel

    04/03/2018 5:18:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 2, 2018
    Bishop Davies said that mortal sin, or 'a lifestyle in contradiction with our Christian calling', must be confessed and repented before receiving the EucharistReceiving Holy Communion is “the most radical call to holiness” that any person can encounter, the Bishop of Shrewsbury will say in a pastoral letter this coming weekend.Bishop Mark Davies will warn them against viewing the Blessed Sacrament in terms of “secular inclusiveness” as this diminishes its true significance to little more than a “token of our hospitality”.Catholics must realise instead that through the Real Presence, the gift of Christ’s Body and Blood is the means...
  • What’s Wrong With Hailing Mary Magdalene as a Biblical #MeToo Poster Child

    04/02/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2018 | Joshua Gill, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In a story distributed for Good Friday, the Associated Press claims Mary Magdalene was a biblical “Me Too” figure who was “long maligned” by the West.The story, filed from Israel with the headline “Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple,” asserts that Magdalene was not a reformed prostitute but rather a “strong, independent woman” who supported Jesus.The article also conflates the virtues of Magdalene’s figure with the “Me Too” movement. This latest iteration of U.S. feminism uses the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and other social media to publicize the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of...
  • Pope Tells Priests They ‘Can’ Tell Adulterers ‘Go and Sin No More’ But Not With 'Legalistic Tone'

    03/29/2018 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 29, 2018 | 9:11 AM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    Pope Francis delivered a Holy Thursday homily for a congregation of priests attending Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in which he told them that they “can” tell adulterers to “go and sin no more,” but should not do it “with the legalistic tone of truth as definition.” Instead, he told them, they should do it with the “tone of truth as fidelity.” “I suggest that you meditate on three areas of priestly closeness where the words, ‘Do everything Jesus tells you,’ need to be heard—in a thousand different ways but with the same motherly tone—in the hearts of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop promoted by Francis: ‘Remarried’ couples must have sex to be ‘family’

    03/28/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The newly-installed bishop of the Portuguese city of Porto, Manuel Linda, appeared to reject the Catholic doctrine that divorced and invalidly remarried Catholics should abstain from sexual intercourse. He stated in a recent interview, “I’m convinced that it isn’t really a family” if they do so.  “I know that there are some remarried couples, who were previously in a canonical marriage and who later reconstructed their lives and are in another marriage that is not canonical, who for motives of faith and of interior conviction and of conscience, in fact live in sexual abstinence. But we have to ask ourselves:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Priest: Pope Francis approved my blessing of homosexual couples

    03/28/2018 3:22:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    March 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A French priest has announced in a televised interview that Pope Francis approved of his blessing of homosexual couples. The news comes in the wake of silence from the Pope at the suggestion of one of his main advisor Cardinals that spiritual encouragement of homosexual couples should be undertaken and blessings for homosexual couples should not be ruled out. Father Daniel Duigou, priest of the Church Saint-Merry in Paris, France, is a late vocation and a former journalist who holds progressive views. According to a recent interview he gave to the international news service Konbini...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglianism: An effort to rewrite the Divine Law

    03/27/2018 7:57:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    aka Catholic ^ | March 27, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In his homily for Palm Sunday, His Humbleness once again succumbed to the temptation to use the occasion to insult faithful Catholics – i.e., those who oppose his program of destruction, both lay and ordained – under the guise of preaching on holy things.Either he has deluded himself into believing that we’re not smart enough to recognize his act, or being so enamored with himself that he simply doesn’t care.Ostensibly in reference to the crowds that welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem, Francis remarked:All this joy and praise is a source of unease, scandal and upset for those who consider themselves...
  • Theologian criticized in Benedict’s letter had ‘seismic’ influence on Amoris Laetitia

    03/27/2018 5:10:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 27, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The theologian criticized by Pope Emeritus Benedict in his recent controversy-causing letter to the head of Vatican communications is a major influence on Pope Francis’s theology of marriage.  German theologian Peter Hünermann, 89, was mentioned by name in Benedict’s letter, which was on the topic of an 11-volume series on Pope Francis’ theology which Benedict declined to read. The Pope Emeritus expressed surprise that Hünermann had been asked to write a volume. This section of the letter was originally omitted from the public by the Vatican.  Hünermann had led “anti-papal initiatives,” Benedict stated in his letter, and “virulently attacked the magisterial authority of the...
  • Trump, Adultery, Morality

    03/27/2018 3:49:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Some years ago, I wrote a column about adultery and politicians. In light of the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal interviews concerning their alleged (and probable) affairs with President Donald Trump, it is time to revisit the subject. I do not agree with those -- right or left, religious or secular -- who contend that adultery invalidates a political or social leader. It may invalidate a pastor, priest or rabbi -- because a major part of their vocation is to be a moral/religious model, and because clergy do not make war, sign national budgets, appoint judges, run foreign policy...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Far From Continuity, Here There Is a Chasm.

    03/26/2018 7:47:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | March 26, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    As the days go by it is ever more evident that Francis has by no means dismissed or punished Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganň, for the way in which he used the letter that Benedict XVI had written to him.On the contrary, he has confirmed and even reinforced his powers, explicitly renewing his mandate to bring to a conclusion soon the incorporation of all the Vatican media, including “L'Osservatore Romano,” in a “single communications system” entirely under his control, with a direct line to the pope and intended to preserve his image as an exemplary pastor and now also as a...
  • Willow Creek's Bill Hybels Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    03/23/2018 8:07:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of the multi-campus Willow Creek Community Church, has denied multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including a consensual affair with a married woman, who retracted her claims. Investigations commissioned by the church also could not substantiate the allegations. In an extensive investigation of the allegations published by the Chicago Tribune on Thursday night, former members of the church, including those who resigned from high-level leadership positions, argue that the church's investigations have been deficient. The Tribune report also alleges a pattern of behavior against Hybels that includes suggestive comments, extended hugs, an unwanted kiss, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Enough debating!’ Vatican archbishop says it’s time to accept Amoris Laetitia

    03/23/2018 6:18:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    MEXICO, March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican archbishop Vincenzo Paglia expressed his frustration at the widespread controversy caused by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia during a recent stop on a Vatican campaign to secure acceptance of the document among the clergy.  “Enough of debating all of this!” shouted Paglia before an audience gathered in the seminary of the Mexican diocese of Queretaro. “Enough!” he repeated. People are living in an “existential tragedy” in second marriages, and “it’s time to put an end to this discussion” and to “begin to receive people” in such situations into the Church, Paglia said....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis' modus operandi

    03/19/2018 3:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Pope Francis' modus operandi Five years into the Bergoglio pontificate, Rorate is (finally!) far from alone in our reporting and analysis of Pope Francis. Several books exposing the behavior and methods used by Jorge Bergoglio have been, or are in the process of being, published.  Ross Douthat, the lone conservative columnist at the New York Times, has one such book in the works, which will be released next week. Mr. Douthat had a column in the Sunday New York Times (largely an excerpt from his forthcoming book) exposing the myth that Francis would grow the Church (Mass attendance has been down under...
  • [Catholci Caucus] Vatican’s Fraudulent Doctoring of Letter from Benedict to Vigano Now Fully Exposed

    In the two days that have elapsed since my piece on this subject, the full extent of the Vatican’s doctoring of the letter from Benedict to Archbishop Vigano respecting the “theology of Pope Francis” has been revealed under growing public pressure for full disclosure.As has so often been the case, the sleuthing of Sandro Magister has led to a breakthrough. In the hyperlinked column, Magister notes another suspicious circumstance surrounding the letter, beyond the blurring of the first two lines and concealment of almost the entire second page by a pile of the eleven booklets on “the theology of Pope...