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  • On Exhortation, Bishop Schneider Says a “Veritatis Laetitia” is Needed [Catholic Caucus]

    04/25/2016 1:11:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 25, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    We all have been waiting for it for quite some time now. Finally, a prelate has spoken. On the topic of the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, has given a statement of over 6,000 words to the Italian website Corrispondenza Romana, which was published yesterday, 24 April. (No English translation has yet been made available; all of the following excerpts are taken from our own partial translation.) While Schneider says that different interpretations of Amoris Laetitia now are now spreading, he sees that “Some of the statements of Amoris Laetitia are objectively liable to misinterpretation.”...
  • Cardinal Marx: “No Situation in Which Someone Is Excluded” [Catholic Caucus]

    04/22/2016 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 20, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    On 17 April, the head of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx – who is the archbishop of Munich – gave a homily during Holy Mass in Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria. In this homily, the cardinal – who is also a member of the pope’s “Council of Nine Cardinals” – said that “there is no situation in which someone is excluded forever [MH: not even in hell, finally?].” In his eyes, the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetita now invites and encourages priests in their pastoral care of the faithful to “lead to the Sacraments” and to “integrate [them]with the help of the...
  • Exhortation allows Communion for divorced/remarried on case-by-case basis, claim 3 German bishops

    04/21/2016 12:16:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 15, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia permits divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to access the sacraments on a case-by-case basis, three German bishops claim. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop Dr. Heiner Koch, and Bishop Franz-Josef Bode all cited footnote 351—the controversial footnote that critics worry undermines Church teaching by in certain cases allowing Holy Communion for those in objectively sinful situations—in their praise of the exhortation. The bishops also cited paragraph 301 of Amoris Laetitia, which states, “Hence it is can no longer simply be said that all those in any 'irregular' situation are living in a state of mortal sin...
  • Divorced and remarried are now asking for Communion, says senior Milan official

    04/21/2016 12:07:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 21, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has begun to change attitudes to Communion in the archdiocese of Milan, according to a senior official. In an article for the Milan archdiocese website, Monsignor Fausto Gilardi, who is in charge of Confession at Milan Cathedral, says that there has been a growing “demand” in the diocese from the divorced and remarried for absolution and Communion. Mgr Gilardi’s piece, which has been translated for the news website Crux, claims that some priests have changed their practice. He says that some have “opened a ‘teller’s window’ for consultations”. Mgr Gilardi comments that this seems...
  • Pope Francis and the Marginalization of the CDF

    04/21/2016 7:29:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | April 20, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    In his first interview with the a theist Eugenio Scalfari, published on October 1, 2013 in the daily newspaper La Repubblica, Pope Francis said overlooking some members of the Roman Curia: "The court is the leprosy of the papacy". But Francis seems "to be fighting not the leprosy but the leper," said Secretum meum mihi . The daily Il Foglio headline in yesterday's edition of the first page: "MĂŒller Besieged". Schönborn instead of MĂŒller The distance that exists between the Pope and the Cardinal Prefect of the Faith, Gerhard MĂŒller, is recognized "by all". "The cold was obviously" felt by...
  • Situation Ethics Enshrined Francis’ Amoris Laetitia

    04/20/2016 6:41:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 4/20/16 | John Vennari
    Situation Ethics Enshrined - Q & A on Francis' Amoris Laetitia A simple Q & A on Certain Aspects of the Post-Synodal Exhortation What is Amoris Laetitia? Amoris Laetitia (the “Joy of Love”) is the much anticipated post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on marriage and the family. Released on April 6, it runs 260 pages, approximately 59,000 words. Father George Rutler, wryly commenting on the exorbitant length of modern Vatican documents, notes that Francis’ text “is nearly two-thirds the length of all the Vatican II promulgations.” What are we to think of Amoris Laetitia? Respected Italian journalist Antonio Socci...
  • Priest on papal exhortation: We must hold fast to the Tradition [Catholic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 4:44:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 20, 2016 | Fr. Linus Clovis
    Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia (AL) has been received with very mixed reactions ranging from positive jubilation to that of respectful reservation. It is a 60,000 word document that will require time, study and prayerful reflection in order to unravel all of its implications. While the nuances, implications and applications of AL are being unravelled, it seems to me that we ought to remain calm and take the sagacious advice of St Paul of simply following the well established Catholic rule of holding fast to what we have received and always believed. In practical terms and,...
  • Pope Francis: ‘I don’t remember’ controversial footnote in exhortation [Catholic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 10:00:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 18, 2016 | John Jalsevac
    It was the footnote heard around the world. Footnote 351, to be precise. The dynamite – or so it seemed to some – quietly buried deep in Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. To journalists poring over the exhortation hoping to learn how the pope intended to resolve the debate that had pitted cardinal against cardinal and bishop against bishop at the two recent synods at the family, it seemed to provide the key. “In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments,” the footnote reads, before making reference to the Eucharist and confession. Were these the...
  • Kasper: Amoris Laetitia “Changes Everything”

    04/16/2016 5:16:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 15, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Well, Cardinal Kasper certainly seems pleased with the exhortation. It’s almost as though Christmas came early for him: Cardinal Walter Kasper explained that the Pope’s apostolic exhortation “doesn’t change anything of church doctrine or of canon law – but it changes everything”. The retired cardinal has been influential on Francis’ thinking on marriage and those living in “irregular situations” and it was he who the Pope asked to address a consistory of cardinals in February 2014 on how communion might be given to divorced and remarried couples. That address kicked off the Synod of Bishops discussions on the family, a...
  • Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis Has Proposed a “New Form of Application” of Ecclesiastical Doctrine

    04/15/2016 5:16:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | April 15, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Is the Spanish Episcopal Conference forging the path that the whole Church will soon be using to follow the Apostolic Letter Amoris Laetitia? Yesterday Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Madrid, the deputy president of the Spanish Bishops' Conference held a press conference yesterday. He was accompanied by the rector of the seminary of his archdiocese, a professor of the Pontifical University of Salamanca, José María Gil Tamayo, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference and two Jesuits who played an important role. Ambiguities of "Amoris Laetitia" bring Archbishop of Madrid to embarrassment One wants to "value" the Exhortation of Pope Francis explained...
  • The Apostolic Exhortation and the Abolishment of the Sin of Presumption

    04/09/2016 6:40:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 8, 2016 | Michael J. Matt and Thomas More
    There is no other way to say this: Despite its protestations to the contrary Amoris Laetitia represents an attempt to achieve a revolution in Catholicism at the expense of the prior teaching of the Church on the indissolubility of marriage and reception of the Eucharist. In addition, and on a more mundane level, it is a tediously long and verbose piece of poorly-written and thought-out amateur post-modern-deconstructionist sociology. In order to achieve its aim of deconstructing the sacraments of Matrimony and the Eucharist, the tome paints the picture of sacramental marital love as a torture chamber of abuse, domination, sexism,...
  • Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful

    04/08/2016 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 8:07 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll
    Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest issues facing the faithful. In a major church document entitled “The Joy of Love,” Francis made no explicit change in church doctrine and upheld church teaching on the lifelong bond of marriage between a man and a woman. But in selectively citing his predecessors and emphasizing his own teachings in strategically placed footnotes, Francis made innovative openings in...
  • Pope Francis Departs from Church Teaching in New Exhortation

    04/08/2016 5:21:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 8, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    Pope Francis has just published his long-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia. In it, he repeats many of the problematic and controversial statements of the previous 2014 and 2015 Synods of Bishops on the Family. Among these, one finds the law of gradualism with regard to sinful relationships, the claim that there are “seeds” of goodness in such relationships that are objectively contrary to God’s laws, and a general tone of not speaking of sin at all with regard to those ways of living that put the soul of the persistent sinner gravely at risk of not attaining...
  • Bishop Gracida Exclusive Interview—Lay Uprising [against Kasper/Francis heresy]

    04/07/2016 8:41:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 4, 2016 | Bishop Gracida
    Rarely does a bishop speak as publicly and directly as this.
  • The Pope’s Family Apostolic Exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’: What’s In Play [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2016 10:39:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    NC Register ^ | 4/06/2016 | EDWARD PENTIN
    Although such speculation mostly appears to be wishful thinking, rather than based on advance knowledge of what the Pope has actually written in the document that he signed on March 19, what is public knowledge is that paragraphs about the pastoral care of civilly remarried divorcees, and whether or not the apostolic exhortation will “open the door” to them receiving holy Communion, will be the most potentially controversial element.
  • What’s Inside “Amoris Lætitia.” Two Cardinals Say So [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2016 5:52:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Chisea ^ | April 7, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    They are Baldisseri and Schönborn, whom Pope Francis has chosen to present his take on the post-synodal exhortation. They have already said what they think. The first in a letter, the second in an interview by Sandro Magister ROME, April 7, 2016 – “Doctrinal unity in pastoral plurality.” This is the “authentic spirit” of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Amoris Lætitia” that will be made public tomorrow, according to the preview from the newspaper of the Italian episcopal conference, “Avvenire.” The formula is very elastic. And it will be curious to see how it will be embodied in the 325 paragraphs...
  • Ashley Madison Hack Proves At Very Least Ted Cruz Is a Cheater (cruz.senate.gov on their records)

    04/06/2016 5:56:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 86 replies
    Ashley Madison, at AshleyMadison.com, is the go to website for married people that want to have an affair. A team of hackers known as The Impact Team threatened Ashley Madison with a hack to reveal all of their cheating customers if they did not take the website offline. Ashley Madison did not comply and take down the websites, so The Impact Team hacked the website servers, retrieved thousands and thousands of member details within the database, and held it. There was a time frame of silence, almost as if the two parties were playing chicken, and then, without warning, on...
  • Cardinal Brandmüller Reminds Pope that the Catholic Moral Teaching Cannot Be Changed [Cath Caucus]

    04/06/2016 2:40:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | April 6,, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    Walter Brandmüller, a retired Curial Cardinal from Germany, published today, 6 April, on the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net a strong statement (http://www.kath.net/news/54713) in preparation for the upcoming Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. He makes it clear that the pope is bound by the Dogmas of the Church, as they are also to be found in the Church’s Catechism. The Cardinal says: “It is the Church’s magisterial teaching (Dogma) that a validly contracted and consummated marriage cannot be dissolved by any power of the world – also not by the Church herself.” Brandmüller reminds the readers that this teaching has been...
  • 5 Reasons Why the Ted Cruz Sex Scandal Story Won't Go Away

    04/02/2016 6:34:46 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 179 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 1, 2016 | Stephanie Akin
    Despite no proof and lots of denials, the story refuses to die...It’s been a week since the National Enquirer reported that “pervy Ted Cruz” was “caught cheating” with five unnamed women. Cruz and two of the women who have since been identified have vehemently denied the allegations, and no one has presented any evidence. Yet the sordid story has made its mark, even in this sordid campaign season.
  • #Cruz campaign has threatened legal action against .@twitter if they let the hashtag

    03/30/2016 11:25:34 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 168 replies
    Politics Today/Twitter ^ | 03/30/16 | Politics
    #Cruz campaign has threatened legal action against .@twitter if they let the hashtag #cruzsexscandal continue. #news #BreakingNews #TedCruz
  • Daily Mail Asks Ted Cruz: Can You Just Say ‘I’ve Always Been Faithful to My Wife’?

    03/30/2016 6:09:20 AM PDT · by protest1 · 103 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | David Martosko
    Sen. Ted Cruz(R-TX)97% declined to answer a question on Monday about whether he has ever been unfaithful to his wife Heidi. ‘Senator Cruz,’ DailyMail.com asked him, ‘can you please swat down more definitively this National Enquirer piece by telling us on the record that you’ve never been unfaithful to your wife?’ But instead of making a blanket declaration that he has been faithful during the entirety of his 14-year marriage – a move that would effectively end the vicious news cycle – Cruz stood silently as campaign surrogate Carly Fiorina leapt in to intercept the question and change the subject.
  • Cruz declines to back Trump as nominee

    03/29/2016 7:31:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 179 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Ted Cruz refused to say Tuesday whether he would still back Donald Trump if the GOP presidential front-runner wins their party’s nomination, backing away from a firm pledge he made earlier in the campaign. Mr. Cruz, whose coziness with Mr. Trump last year had pundits saying they were in the middle of a bromance, said that faded once the billionaire businessman began to turn nasty, and particularly in recent days when Mr. Trump has said he would go after Mr. Cruz’s wife. “I’m not an easy person to tick off, but when you go after my wife, when you...
  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Sex Scandal 'Garbage,' But Hesitates To File Lawsuit

    03/29/2016 7:13:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 111 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | March 29, 2016 | Val Powell
    Several political figures have already poked their noses into the issue. Most say that if the allegations are indeed untrue, the Republican presidential candidate should have filed a case already. On Monday, former Governor Mike Huckabee said that if the senator wants to fight these latest accusations about him, he should start by suing the publication. The governor even cited the lawsuit between Gawker and former WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan adding, "I think he’s got a terrific opportunity to file the lawsuit. And, that’s the way to fight some of this stuff."
  • DeLay: Cruz Must Sue Over Affair Allegations or Risk Presidential Bid

    03/29/2016 11:43:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 168 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    The National Enquirer story that alleges Ted Cruz had extramarital affairs with five women is a "festering boil" that could sink the Texas senator's presidential bid unless takes immediate legal action to discredit it, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "I think if he would sue The Enquirer right now, it would put the story to bed," DeLay, a Texas Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." Cruz has angrily denied any truth to the Enquirer report and charges that Republican presidential front-runner is behind it — an allegation Trump strongly denies. "He needs to get...
  • Hillary Laughs About Bill's Infidelity

    03/29/2016 10:59:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 29, 2016 | Shoshanna Weissmann
    On Tuesday, Geneva Ridgefield, mother of Sandra Bland, discussed how people she meets complain that Hillary Clinton has lied. Ridgefield defended Clinton, and later joked about Bill Clinton, "If I was to be held accountable for everything my man did, whoa! We'd have a problem!"Clinton burst out laughing. Watch here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKpWPp_CWdY
  • Diamond and Silk: "Anyone who wants to know who's Lollipop, Tune in to this week Table Talk"

    03/28/2016 8:23:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/28/2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Anyone who wants to know who's Lollipop, Tune in to this week Table Talk, hosted by @DiamondandSilk on the Viewers View.
  • Kirsten Powers: Anti-Trump Operative Was AGGRESSIVELY Shopping Cruz Sex Scandal (Video)

    03/28/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/21016 | Jim Hoft
    The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff, Kirsten Powers from FOX News, Erica Grieder of Texas Monthly, and Chuck Johnson of GotNews all confirm Cruz’s deflection is misplaced. Betsy Woodruff told MSNBC the story started with the Cruz Campaign. (Vide/Tweet) The Cruz campaign reportedly knew for weeks, at least since January, about the allegations. Kirsten Powers told FOX News someone else who was anti-Cruz AND anti-Trump was shopping the story. “The Daily Beast reported it was shopped around by two — reporters by somebody who was a Rubio person. I also happen to know that one of the people who was shopping
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses Cruz ahead of April primary

    03/29/2016 9:05:09 AM PDT · by G Larry · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/29/16 | Unknown
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday officially endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
  • Ted Cruz Will Not Deny Adultery Carly Fiorina Deflects (3-28-16) (Video)

    03/29/2016 8:58:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 224 replies
    Video LinkI couldn't find this video posted in its own thread and thought some folks who missed it might appreciate it.
  • The facts are clear: There is no longer any rationale for a Cruz candidacy

    03/29/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 61 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After the disgraceful conduct of the Republican establishment over the past few weeks, it is clear that Ted Cruz has become a pawn in their scheme to hold on to power. The feckless manner in which Willard Romney first endorsed Marco Rubio, then John Kasich and finally Ted Cruz shows that he and his co-conspirators have no core principles except gaining and holding onto power. The “little people” believe this bunch of quislings actually care about winning elections, when in fact they don’t. After all, they have already said they would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. The endorsement...
  • Ted Cruz Was Just Hit With Another Huge Accusation

    03/29/2016 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Ceebass · 43 replies
    Restoring Libety ^ | 3-29-16 | Jack Davis
    What the Ted Cruz campaign says in public and what it says in private are two very different things, according to a series of tweets from a top strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The Friday tweets from strategist John Weaver follows tensions between the Ohio governor and the Texas senator over whether Cruz is telling New York Republicans Kasich won’t be on the ballot when the Empire State’s crucial April 19 Republican presidential primary rolls around. Cruz has publicly said Kasich should withdraw from the race because he cannot win the nomination outright. “A vote for John Kasich is...
  • Scott Walker endorses Cruz ahead of Wisconsin primary

    03/29/2016 7:23:40 AM PDT · by cann · 157 replies
    CBS ^ | 03/29/2016 | SEAN GALLITZ
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has formally endorsed Ted Cruz one week before the state's critical primary. "I am proud to endorse Ted Cruz," Walker told radio host Charlie Sykes on Tuesday. "After a lot of thought, a lot of time, a lot of prayer about this, I just really decided that after all these years of the Obama-Clinton failures, that it's time that we elect a strong, new leader and I've chosen to endorse Ted Cruz to be the next president of the United States."
  • Cruz: I am confident majority of Trump supporters will join me if he doesn’t get nomination

    03/29/2016 7:07:07 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 165 replies
    Wayne Dupree ^ | 3/29/2016 | Wayne Dupree
    Sen. Ted Cruz ï»żjoined the Sean Hannity Show on Monday night where he covered a lot of ground in an extensive interview. Cruz was asked about the National Enquirer sex scandal allegations and he said “only one side has been firing,” while continuing to blame the Trump Campaign, though offering no proof. Cruz agreed that families of candidates should be off-limits. Cruz was asked in the interview if he thinks Donald Trump supporters will unify around him if he takes the nomination at a contested GOP Convention. He didn’t immediately say they would but said he believed eventually many would...
  • Heidi Cruz cancels N.J. campaign events

    03/28/2016 9:19:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 299 replies
    A Cruz has again canceled on New Jersey. Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, had planned to hold a fundraiser in Morris County on Wednesday and attend several campaign events across the state. But a local Cruz campaign activist announced that she will be postponing her New Jersey appearances. Scott DeCristofaro, a New Jersey contact for the Cruz campaign, issued a press release Monday announcing the cancelation of a Heidi Cruz rally in Haddon Heights. DeCristofaro said she is also canceling her other New Jersey events and plans to come back to New Jersey after Wisconsin's...
  • Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' ,Carly Fiorina leaps in

    03/29/2016 7:03:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 93 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 29m 2016 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' to his wife as endorser Carly Fiorina leaps in to insist a declaration that he's not an adulterer is a 'dance to Donald Trump's tune' Texas senator could put National Enquirer scandal to rest with a simple statement that he has never strayed in his 14-year marriage Instead he has batted down the supermarket tabloid's speculative story about five alleged affairs in a more limited fashion Carly Fiorina leaped in to intercept DailyMail.com's request for a blanket statement of marital fidelity and Cruz ultimately punted on the question Fiorina pleaded...
  • Carly Fiorina Jumps to Defend Ted Cruz From 'Daily Mail' Reporter ...

    03/29/2016 6:28:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 143 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 29, 2015 | Tim Hains
    At a campaign event Monday in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz backer and former 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina steps in to deflect a question from a Daily Mail reporter asking about rumors reported by the National Enquirer about Ted Cruz's personal life. DAILY MAIL REPORTER: Will you respond more definitively [than his previous denial, which was interestingly worded] to the story in the National Enquirer CARLY FIORINA: If I may-- REPORTER: No, I'm sorry, I asked the senator that question. FIORINA: I'm going to comment, okay? REPORTER: Do you have first-hand knowledge of the senator's marriage? FIORINA: I'm going to comment. This...
  • Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' to his wife ...

    03/28/2016 6:23:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 621 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Mar 28,2016 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' to his wife as endorser Carly Fiorina leaps in to insist a declaration that he's not an adulterer is a 'dance to Donald trump's tune' Texas senator could put National Enquirer scandal to rest with a simple statement that he has never strayed in his 14-year marriage Instead he has batted down the supermarket tabloid's speculative story about five alleged affairs in a more limited fashion Carly Fiorina leaped in to intercept DailyMail.com's request for a blanket statement of marital fidelity and Cruz ultimately punted on the question Fiorina pleaded...
  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/25/2016 7:46:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 723 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/2016
    Still Report # 736 - Enquirer: 3 More Cruz Babes According to an update by the National Enquirer, three new Ted Cruz lovers have spoken out, bringing the total to 8. This confirms earlier rumors that much more was to come.
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Refuses To Give FEC Details of Campaign Loans From Goldman Sachs…

    03/26/2016 5:52:09 PM PDT · by ak267 · 120 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 3-26-2016 | sundance
    It appears the Cruz Campaign is planning to slow walk the information on the 2011/2012 campaign loans: (Yahoo News) Ted Cruz has rebuffed a request by the Federal Election Commission to disclose more information about some $1 million in loans he received from two major Wall Street banks during his 2012 Senate campaign.
  • AUDIO: Alabama Governor Bentley’s romantic conversation with mistress

    03/23/2016 10:04:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 77 replies
    yellowhammernews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Cliff Sims
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A clip of the audio recordings revealing Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s illicit affair with a staffer has now surfaced online. Yellowhammer was given exclusive access to the content of audio recordings captured by Dianne Bentley, Governor Bentley’s ex-wife, during which Governor Bentley makes sexual advances on and recalls sexual encounters with Rebekah Mason, his former communications director who has since become his most senior external advisor. Mrs. Mason’s husband, Jon, also serves in the Bentley administration as Director of Serve Alabama, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service. ...
  • Bishop Schneider takes up Pope’s remarks on contraception for Zika [Catholic Caucus]

    03/21/2016 5:23:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 21, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    Since Pope Francis’ controversial remarks on contraception, in the context of a question about the Zika virus, on his February 18 return flight from Mexico, several prominent Catholic theologians have warned that the pope erred, and his own spokesman seemed to interpret the remarks in a way that would contradict Catholic doctrine. According to Fr. Federico Lombardi, Francis was saying that “The contraceptive or condom, in particular cases of emergency or gravity, could be the object of discernment in a serious case of conscience.” "The teaching of the Church on the intrinsic immorality of contraception is unchangeable and no pope...
  • Bergoglian matrimonial chaos and Jesus’ true teachings regarding marriage

    03/16/2016 7:48:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    A new document has been distributed in the Roman Rota regarding the recent reform of matrimonial processes. It is entitled “Sussidio applicativo del Motu proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”- a subsidy for the application of the Motu Proprio recently released. This manual attempts to explain — with two introductions, 30 items and 4 appendixes — how to put the reform of the 21 canons of the Canon Law into practice, as employed by the motu proprio “Mitis Iudex” – when the document already contained 21 explicatory articles regarding the manner of applying the alterations. Now we have more on the...
  • Cardinal Kasper Suggests Exhortation Could Be Published Saturday

    03/16/2016 5:32:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 16, 2016 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Walter Kasper has said Pope Francis’ eagerly anticipated summary document on the Synod on the Family could be published as soon as this Saturday, and that it will mark the “first step” in a reform of the Church that has taken nearly two millennia to achieve.
  • How a change in Vatican protocol reflects outreach to the divorced-and-remarried

    03/13/2016 4:35:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 12, 2016 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    With an eye toward divorced-and-remarried Catholics, Pope Francis has recently changed protocol for heads of state who are visiting the Pope at the Vatican. Catholic heads of state who are in an irregular marital situation may now take part in an official visit to the Pope as a couple, accompanied by their irregular spouse. The Pope made the change in February. By chance, the first to benefit from the new protocol was Argentina’s President Mauricio Macrì. He made an official visit to Pope Francis Feb. 27, accompanied by his third wife, Juliana Awada. Before the change in protocol, the Catholic...
  • Pope: new annulment process has an 'eminently pastoral' goal

    03/12/2016 9:04:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 12, 2016 | Elsie Harris
    On Saturday Pope Francis told participants in course on the streamlined annulment process that the main goal of the new norms is pastoral, and seeks to reach out to families suffering from a broken marriage. “These measures have an eminently pastoral goal: to show the Church’s concern for those faithful who are waiting for a quick verification on their marital status,” the Pope said March 12. He noted that many faithful suffer due to the end of their marriages, and couples are frequently “oppressed by doubt” as to whether or not their marriage was valid or in valid. It is...
  • Muller Corrects Idea of Allowing Holy Communion for “Remarried” Divorcees [Catholic Caucus]

    03/01/2016 9:19:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/01/2016 | Maike Hickson
    On 27 October, shortly after the end of the controversial Synod of Bishops on the Family, I reported on the important role which the German-speaking language group had played in finding a supposed compromise between the Kasper and the Mueller camp, Cardinal Walter Kasper being in favor of the admittance of the "remarried" divorcees to Holy Communion, Cardinal Gerhard Müller - head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - being a defender of the traditional teaching of the Church. The compromise had found its way into the final report of the Synod, namely into paragraph 84-85 which...
  • EXCLUSIVE–Linda Tripp: ‘Bill Had Affairs with Thousands of Women’ [Overdoing it Barf Alert]

    01/18/2016 12:30:44 PM PST · by Fhios · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/2016 | Aaron Klein radio
    In a rare interview, Linda Tripp, a pivotal figure in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, revealed on Sunday it was common knowledge while she worked in the West Wing that Bill Clinton had affairs with “thousands of women.”
  • EXCLUSIVE–Linda Tripp: ‘Bill Had Affairs with Thousands of Women’

    01/17/2016 3:51:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 94 replies
    In a rare interview, Linda Tripp, a pivotal figure in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, revealed on Sunday it was common knowledge while she worked in the West Wing that Bill Clinton had affairs with “thousands of women.” Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” Tripp for the first time divulged that she personally knew another White House staffer aside from Lewinsky who was also having an affair with Clinton. That unnamed staffer was mentioned by Tripp in various depositions but she has not spoken about it publicly. She charged that Hillary Clinton not only knew about her husband’s exploits, “She made...
  • Cardinal Burke on the Synod Final Report: "something here is not right" [Catholic Caucus]

    01/05/2016 8:10:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | January 5, 2016 | Barona
    This blog has not ceased to denounce Antonio Spadaro S.J. as a villainous deceiver and a heresiarch. The cunning Jesuit, on a number of occasions, has skillfully and subtly pushed for the Adulterist Party - that is, those churchmen who are advocating the giving of Holy Communion to adulterers. Toronto Catholic Witness has posted a number of times on Spadaro's and others attempts to introduce the acceptance of adultery (the acceptance of sin!) into the Church, all the while denying it, and that doctrine would be changed. The Vox, at Vox Cantoris has written numerous times about this attempt to...
  • The countdown is on for Pope Francis’ big decision on the family

    12/29/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Crux ^ | December 28, 2015 | John L. Allen Jr.
    ROME — Pope Francis celebrated a Mass for the Holy Family on Sunday, designed as a reminder of the spiritual and pastoral importance of the family in the context of his Holy Year of Mercy. Plans called for similar Masses to be held around the world in basilicas where there’s a holy door for the jubilee year. “Let us not lose confidence in the family!” Francis said, telling families gathered with him in St. Peter’s Basilica that the world and the Church need them “now more than ever.” In terms of Church politics, however, Sunday’s Mass was also a reminder...