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  • San Diego bishop to priests: Embrace ‘LGBT families’, give Communion to ‘remarried’

    11/29/2016 9:50:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 28, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy is calling on his city's priests to embrace "LGBT families," and to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion in certain cases. Following a much-hyped diocesan synod on the family last month, Bishop McElroy encouraged priests to publish a diocesan notice in their bulletins saying the Church will "assist those who are divorced and remarried and cannot receive an annulment to utilize the internal forum of conscience in order to discern if God is calling them to return to the Eucharist." "The Synod proposed a spirituality of family life which is deeply inclusive," and...
  • Bishops facing Amoris Laetitia: Thinking along with Ross Douthat and John L. Allen, Jr.

    11/28/2016 2:46:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Get Religion ^ | November 27, 2016 | Terry Mattingly
    What Ross Douthat said. While most American journalists, and many scribes overseas, continue their meltdown about the election of Citizen Donald Trump, there is another amazing puzzle out there in world affairs that simply must be contemplated. It centers on Pope Francis, of course. However, this is not your normal Pope Francis conundrum, one in which the pope picks a controversial issue and says something off the cuff that is complex and possibly confusing, the The New York Times and its disciples pick one sound bite out of the mix ("Who am I to judge?") and proclaim it as evidence...
  • Cardinal Burke on Amoris Laetitia Dubia: ‘Tremendous Division’ Warrants Action

    11/16/2016 7:01:20 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register | November 15, 2016 | Raymond Cardinal Burke / Edward Pentin
    In an exclusive Register interview, he elaborates about why four cardinals were impelled to seek clarity about the papal exhortation’s controversial elements. Article main image Four cardinals asked Pope Francis five dubia questions, or “doubts,” about the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) in a bid to clear up ambiguities and confusion surrounding the text. On Nov. 14, they went public with their request, after they learned that the Holy Father had decided not to respond to their questions. In this exclusive interview with the Register, Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, explains...
  • A Banana-Republic Gestapo for Francis: Either Defend Amoris Laetitia, or You're In Trouble

    11/15/2016 11:45:20 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 15, 2016 | New Catholic / Sandro Magister
    You will not believe the ridiculousness of it all, but Bergoglioland has finally reached full Banana Republic status. Pope Francis, the Anastasio Somoza of Adultery, the Papa Doc of Sinful Cohabitation, has under him now a Secret "Police", the Osservatorio per l'Attuazione della Riforma della Chiesa di Papa Francesco (OARCPF - Observatory for the Implementation of the Church Reform of Pope Francis) sending our e-mail letters of official tone to professors in Roman institutions demanding them to teach Amoris Laetitia according to the mind of the Pope (that is, Holy Communion to public adulterers and fornicators) -- or to face...
  • Four Cardinals Throw Down Gauntlet Before Cunning Pope

    11/15/2016 10:24:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 14, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    For the past three-and-a-half years we have witnessed the bizarre, completely unprecedented spectacle of a wayward Roman Pontiff engaged in clever maneuvering to impose upon the Church a disastrous fracturing of her bimillenial moral and Eucharistic discipline respecting the divorced and “remarried”—and, even worse, via Amoris Laetitia (especially Ch. 8, ¶¶ 300-305), a form of situation ethics that would institutionalize admission to the sacraments of all manner of people living habitually in situations that are mortally sinful. The entire sinister program, the centerpiece of Bergoglianism, is summed up in Francis’ shocking declaration at ¶ 303 of Amoris: Yet conscience can...
  • Massive FriendFinder Hack Compromises Over 412 Million Accounts

    11/14/2016 2:22:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 14, 2016
    Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc. were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website LeakedSource.com. Compromised data includes nearly 340 million credentials for Adultfriendfinder.com, which bills itself as “the world’s largest sex and swinger community,” some 63 million records from video sex-chat site cams.com and about 7 million records from adult magazine site Penthouse.com, LeakedSource said in a blog published on Sunday. Asked if the account from LeakedSource was accurate, the company provided Reuters with a statement saying it had brought in outside...
  • French bishop opens door for remarried divorced couples to receive the sacraments

    11/09/2016 6:06:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 9, 2016 | Jeanne Smits
    The bishop of Rouen in the Norman town of France, where Saint Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, organized an unprecedented public ceremony on the feast of All Hallows at his cathedral, welcoming divorced and remarried couples of the diocese for a special benediction. The couples were personally invited in a letter distributed by local parishes as part of a special “Year of Mercy” initiative. The letter included references to Amoris Laetitia. More than 600 people answered Bishop Dominique Lebrun’s call to the “separated, divorced, divorced and remarried” to join vespers of the feast of All...
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Communion for the ... : 'The Pope must stop this; pray that he will'

    11/05/2016 9:08:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | November 4, 2016 | James Todd
    Bishop Athanasius Schneider was the guest celebrant of the Traditional Latin Mass at Mater Ecclesiae Parish on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Following the Mass Bishop Schneider gave a 40 minute conference on the topic of the Kingship of Christ. A Q and A period followed his presentation, during which time he answered a wide variety of questions related to the current state of the Church and the world. Mater Ecclesiae, established in October of 2000, was the first canonically established Mission in the United States, owned by a Diocese and staffed exclusively by diocesan priests. All of its liturgies and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Megyn Kelly feared rumors of an affair with her Fox News mentor Brit Hume (tr)

    11/04/2016 2:55:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    Being beautiful has been a blessing and a curse for Fox News star Megyn Kelly. Her looks didn't help when rumors circulated early in 2007 that Megyn was having an affair with Fox News veteran broadcaster Brit Hume, who had taken Kelly under his wing. She was contributing legal segments for his show Special Report with Brit Hume. Kelly was mortified. In her long awaited memoir, Settle For More, due out November 15, Kelly describes how she - and Hume - reacted when the report was published, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. When she met Brit and his wife Kim Hume,...
  • Parrot ‘Traps’ Flirtatious Husband

    10/25/2016 4:06:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Arab Times ^ | 10/25
    In a new method devised to detect matrimonial infidelity, a Kuwaiti woman actually used a parrot to expose her husband suspected of having intimate affair with a housemaid, as the parrot mimicked flirtatious exchange of words between the man and the housemaid, reports Al-Shahed daily. The woman lodged a complaint with officers at Hawalli Police Station and accused the husband of cheating, noting she had been suspecting the man for a while before the parrot started mimicking flirtatious words in the apartment. She added the husband was surprised when he saw her returning from the office before time and became...
  • Catholic Primate says church should welcome ‘new unions’ [Catholic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | October 22, 2016 | Ciaran D'Arcy
    The Catholic Primate of Ireland has said people in “new relationships and unions” should be welcomed into the church. Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin made the comments at a conference celebrating “family and family life”, in preparation for Ireland’s hosting of the World Meeting of Families in 2018. “The Synod [OF BISHOPS]was clear that we need to be mindful of those who have begun new relationships and unions, and find sincere and truthful ways of welcoming and including them in the life and worshipping community of the church,” he told some 700 delegates at DCU St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on...
  • Launch of World Meeting of Families Process

    10/23/2016 5:08:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Archdiocese of Dublin ^ | October 22, 2016 | Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin
    Firstly he said that he was disappointed that so much media focus on the Amoris Laetitia was only about questions of Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried and homosexuality. “I am sad”, he said, “because we are missing the most beautiful aspects of this exhortation if we just focus on that.” I would add – and this is a point that we could easily miss – focussing on those issues (communion for divorced and remarried in an isolated way, much comment – not just by the media but also by many bishops – has ended up in people not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican website erases John Paul II exhortations on marriage

    10/21/2016 9:16:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10-20-16 | BAI MACFARLANE
    Five translations of Saint Pope John Paul II’s often-quoted instruction to tribunal judges was removed from the Vatican’s website some time last year. It is now only available in Italian. Each year, the Pope gives an address to the Tribunal of the Roman Rota and these are instructions to the world’s canon lawyers from THE legislator, the Pope. In 1987, Saint Pope John Paul II gave an address that cautioned against misusing the grounds for nullity of marriage - particularly “on the pretext of some immaturity or psychic weakness” (Canon 1095). I posted a YouTube video on the Mary’s Advocates...
  • New Cardinal Farrell: Amoris Laetitia is 'the Holy Spirit speaking'

    10/14/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 14, 2016 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The Catholic prelate Pope Francis recently appointed both as a cardinal and the head of the Vatican's new centralized office for laypeople says he considers the pontiff's apostolic exhortation on family life inspired by the Holy Spirit and plans to make it his department's guiding document. Speaking in an NCR interview Thursday, Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.") "I honestly don't see what and why some bishops seem to think that they have to interpret this document," said Farrell, the head of the...
  • In Rome Yes, In Florence No. Here’s How “Amoris Laetitia” Is Dividing the Church

    10/14/2016 9:08:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Chisea ^ | October 14, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    In the pope’s diocese, the divorced and remarried can receive communion, in other Italian dioceses no. Because every bishop is deciding as he wishes. A manual by Cardinal Antonelli for confessors who want to remain faithful to perennial doctrine by Sandro Magister ROME, October 14, 2016 – Pope Francis has said plainly right from the first lines of “Amoris Laetitia” that “unity of teaching and practice is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching or drawing certain consequences from it.” And therefore “each country or region can seek...
  • Neo-Cardinal Cupich: "My Interpretation of Amoris Laetitia is That of Pope Francis"

    10/13/2016 8:49:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 12, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Washington) The Cardinal in Spe, Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, stated in an interview that his interpretation of the controversial post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia "is the same from Pope Francis." From a progressive outsider to the influential church prince Monsignor Cupich was not only the Bishop of the tiny Diocese of Spokane in the state of Washington in 2014, but also the progressive outsider in the American Episcopal Conference. Nevertheless, or just as observers say, Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Chicago, one of the most important diocese in the world. Since then, the Argentine pope has been calling on...
  • U.S. Bishops’ Survey Finds ‘Significant Energy and Interest’ in ‘Amoris Laetitia’

    10/04/2016 5:36:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 10/4/16 | Claire Chretien
    October 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — At the request of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) surveyed bishops and leaders across the country to determine how Amoris Laetitia is being implemented and received across the country. The USCCB’s survey led it to recommend the development of resources on “best practices based on Amoris Laetitia,” particularly “further resources on the application [of] aspects … such as those treating the internal forum and reception of the sacraments with regard to persons in irregular marital situations” and “advice on how confessors can assist persons in irregular marital relationships.” The survey results...
  • Buenos Aires and Rome. For Francis, These Are the Model Dioceses

    10/04/2016 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Chiesa ^ | October 4, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In the one and the other the pope has made it known what kind of implementation he wants for the eighth chapter of “Amoris Laetitia,” the one about communion for the divorced and remarried. His approved spokesmen: the Argentine bishops and his cardinal vicar by Sandro Magister ROME, October 4, 2016 – There was a big stir all around the world over the letter of commendation written by Pope Francis to the Argentine bishops of the region of Buenos Aires, praised for how they have been able to give the right interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” - meaning that of Francis...
  • Pope Francis deplores ‘global war’ on marriage

    10/02/2016 12:21:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 1, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    “Today there is a global war to destroy marriage,” the Pope said during a meeting in Tbilisi with priests, religious, seminarians and lay people active in parish life.
  • Amoris Laetitia versus the Church’s enduring Magisterium on matrimony [Catholic Caucus]

    09/30/2016 3:27:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | 9/20/2016 | Denzinger-Bergoglio
    Catechism of the Catholic Church The catechism clearly states that Christ condemns adultery Adultery refers to marital infidelity. When two partners, of whom at least one is married to another party, have sexual relations – even transient ones – they commit adultery. Christ condemns even adultery of mere desire (cf. Mt 5:27–28). The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid adultery absolutely (cf. Mt 5:32; 19:6; Mk 10:11; 1Cor 6:9–10). The prophets denounce the gravity of adultery; they see it as an image of the sin of idolatry (cf. Hos 2:7; Jer 5:7; 13:27). (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no....
  • Air Force colonel, facing court-martial on sexual assault charges, found dead

    09/27/2016 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 43 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 9/26/2016 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force colonel facing court-martial next month on multiple counts of sexual assault was found dead Sunday at his Colorado home, according to the Air Force. Col. Eugene Marcus Caughey, formerly the vice commander of the 51st Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, had been charged with rape, assault, adultery and other crimes. His court-martial was scheduled to begin Oct. 17 in what would have been a rare instance of the military placing a senior officer on trial for sexual assault. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base said Caughey, 46, was found dead at his off-base residence in...
  • Renowned Philosopher and Friend of John Paul II: "Pope Must Act To Avoid Schism and Heresy"

    09/27/2016 11:24:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fatima Perspectives | September 26, 2016 | Christopher Ferrara
    The Catholic Church is being rocked to its foundations in the aftermath of the publication of Amoris laetitia and Pope Francis’ “confidential” (and promptly leaked) letter to the bishops of Buenos Aires affirming that the admission of public adulterers in “second marriages” to Holy Communion is the only correct interpretation of Amoris. Now we read that a friend of the late Pope John Paul II, the renowned Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert, has declared in a video interview that certain statements in Amoris are “objectively heretical” and that the Pope must act to correct them “to avoid schism and to avoid...
  • Declaration of Fidelity to the Church's Unchangeable Doctrine ... and Discipline on Marriage

    09/26/2016 6:54:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 29, 2016 | multiple authors
    80 Catholic personalities reaffirm their loyalty to the Magisterium of the Church on the family and Catholic morals A Declaration of Fidelity to the ChurchÂ’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline was disclosed today by a group of 78 Catholic personalities, including cardinals, bishops, priests, eminent scholars, leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations and influential figures of civil society. The statement was disclosed by the association Supplica Filiale [Filial Appeal], the same organization that collected, between the two Synods on the family, nearly 900,000 signatures of Catholic faithful (including 211 prelates) in support of a petition asking...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: Part III of III

    09/23/2016 3:25:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Catholic Family News & The Remnant Newpaper | September 23, 2016 | Michael J. Matt, Christopher Ferrara & John Vennari
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis Part III of III "Have you no sense of alarm about the divisions you have provoked within the Church, with some bishops departing from the teaching of your predecessors on the divorced and 'remarried,' solely on your purported authority, while others attempt to maintain the bimillenial doctrine and practice you have labored without ceasing to overthrow?" A Joint Statement from The Remnant and Catholic Family News PART III A “Pastoral Practice” at War with Doctrine You have approved as the only correct interpretation of Amoris a moral calculus that would in practice undermine...
  • Catholics Face a Choice

    09/21/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    First Things ^ | September 19, 2016 | Matthew Schmitz
    Catholics face a choice. Will they uphold the Church's teaching that the divorced and remarried cannot be admitted to communion, or will they reject it? Pope Francis has brought this question before the Church, though he refuses to formulate it so starkly. He believes that an exception can be made in every case, so that the principle will be preserved even as it loses all force—as if faith need not shape practice, and practice would not remake faith. In the face of his campaign, many who value Catholic truth have fallen silent. It seems that only an outright denial of...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: [Catholic Caucus]

    09/20/2016 1:41:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | September 19, 2016 | John Vennari, Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: The Remnant & Catholic Family News - I of III With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis "The culminating event that impelled us to take this step was the revelation of your 'confidential' letter to the bishops of Buenos Aires authorizing them, solely on the basis of your own views as expressed in Amoris Laetitia, to admit public certain public adulterers in 'second marriages' to the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion without any firm purpose of amending their lives by ceasing their adulterous sexual relations. " From Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara &...
  • Can One Commit Adultery When a Partner Pressures You?

    09/19/2016 11:35:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | September 18, 2016 | TTC
    I was really dumbfounded when Jeff Mirus said: "In this case, the continuing sins involved in the irregular union on the part of the repentant spouse would seem to be venial—on the grounds that full consent of the will to the moral evil of continued sexual relations is lacking. The sins would be rendered venial by either a very real confusion about the best course or the compulsion inherent in the particular situation, or both " So if your husband wants you to break one of the ten commandments, you're only committing venial sin because you're breaking them to keep...
  • On Communion to "Divorced and Remarried", one is either with Christ or with Lucifer (Cath Cauc)

    09/14/2016 4:50:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 14, 2016 | New Catholic
    From the very beginning of this ill-fated pontificate, this page was maligned for stating the obvious about Cardinal Bergoglio, and the prospects his positions brought to the papacy. For example, from the very beginning it was clear to us Francis wanted to impose on the Church the new doctrine of communion to the "divorced and remarried" (that is, those living in permanent state of sin, without the desire to end their sinful situation), the new German Doctrine. Other commentators tried to hide for as long as possible, even up to a few days ago, that the Pope wanted to personally...
  • A Bizarre Papal Move

    09/14/2016 9:29:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 14, 2016 | Robert Royal
    So now we know. We knew before, really, but didn’t have explicit confirmation. The long, agonizing slog, however, is finally over: from Pope Francis’ invitation to Cardinal Kasper to address the bishops in Rome in February of 2014 to the pope’s letter last week to some Argentinean bishops affirming guidelines they had developed in a joint document that, in “exceptional cases,” people divorced and remarried (living in an “adulterous” relationship as we believed for 2000 years in Western Christianity), may receive Holy Communion. This whole affair is bizarre. No other word will do. As I wrote on this page many...
  • Who Will Rise Up for Him Against the Evildoers? [Catholic Caucus]

    09/14/2016 9:20:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Recently, it was made public that priests and theologians wrote to every Cardinal in the Church to press Pope Francis to clarify his position on those parts of Amoris Laetitia which have potential to mislead the Faithful into error. This is the latest major initiative aimed at seeking clarification from the Pope, undertaken privately but made public. At considerable risk to themselves, this request was made by persons of good will towards the Pope and in good faith. Since then, Fr Hunwicke has made it quite clear that the response to this letter from certain quarters has been one of...
  • Why all the fuss over allowing Communion for the remarried in just the hardest of cases?

    09/13/2016 2:36:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 13, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    After the battle in the Catholic Church over the last two years culminating in the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, many Catholics may be left scratching their heads. One of the most common thoughts has been why all the fuss over allowing “remarriage” in some cases? And why not allow the happily married new couple to be good Catholics and go to Holy Communion? This was also one of the most frequent criticisms of our report on September 9 about the Pope’s letter praising the Argentinean bishops’ directive allowing Communion for the divorced and remarried. But while...
  • Recent Key Appointments Unsettle John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family

    09/13/2016 2:15:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 9/12/2016 | Edward Pentin
    Given the willingness of both Archbishop Paglia and Msgr. Sequeri to entertain views and pastoral practices which critics say would contradict the moral clarity of traditional Church approaches to these issues, some are concerned by their appointments to such key roles related to life, marriage and family, and the changes they might enact.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio confirms Amoris Laetitia allows for Eucharistic Sacrilege!

    09/10/2016 4:22:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 10, 2016 | Vox Cantoris
    "No other interpretation," The words of Jorge Berogoglio on the infamous chapter in Amoris Laetitia! Now we know. Now we know what Bergoglio really thinks, there is no more doubting it. Yet, there will be people, including in this combox, who will say, that he did not say this or that he said elsewhere. No. This is modernism and this is heresy. It only takes a drop of water to poison a litre of water. If you drink it, you will still die. The Bishops of Buenos Aires have issued a document to their priests on the interpretation of Amoris...
  • Pope: ‘No other interpretation’ of AL than allowing communion for divorced and remarried

    09/10/2016 4:16:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 9, 2016 | John-Henry Westen and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    In a letter reportedly leaked by a priest in Argentina, Pope Francis writes that there is “no other interpretation” of Amoris Laetitia other than one admitting divorced and remarried Catholics to Holy Communion in some cases. The letter, dated September 5, comes in response to a confidential document by the bishops of the Buenos Aires pastoral region to priests instructing them on the application of the Pope’s controversial apostolic exhortation. LifeSite has acquired copies of both original documents and has provided professional side-by-side translation. The Spanish original of the letter from the Pope is here The Spanish original of the...
  • Papal Letter Appearing to Support Communion for Divorced & Remarried Emerges

    09/09/2016 2:02:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 9, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    The Spanish-language Catholic journal InfoCatólica — which is based in Spain, but covers issues in Latin America as well — has published a document from the Argentine Bishops’ in response to Amoris Laetitia. They have also released a corresponding letter attributed to Pope Francis in which he praises their work, saying (according to the slightly cleaned-up machine translation we’re currently working with) “The writing is very good and fully express the meaning of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. No other interpretations.” And yet, paragraphs 5 & 6 of the bishops’ document makes an assertion about the permissability of confession and...
  • Extensive Article on the problems of Amoris Laetitia [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2016 1:59:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 9, 2016 | Father Louis-Marie de Bligničres
    In No. 136 of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer’s quarterly review Sedes Sapientić, there is a commentary on Chapter 8 of Amoris Lćtitia, written by Father Louis-Marie de Bligničres (one of the 45 signatories of the Critique on Amoris Laetitia). This article, before its publication was sent to several bishops and cardinals who expressed their gratitude and agreement to the author. In particular, it received warm support from Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna and the first President of the John Paul II Institute on the Family: “It is an excellent text, which I endorse completely.” “It is...
  • Huma Abedin: Muslim Faith Helped Me Cope with Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2016 11:00:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29,2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin reveals in Vogue today that her Muslim faith helped her deal with her husband Anthony Weiner after news of his perverted online behavior ruined his political career. “I tried to block out all the noise and move on with my life,” Abedin says, as the piece notes that she cited her Muslim faith to help her as well as a “a really supportive group of friends and colleagues” after the disturbing revelations that went public.
  • Don Mario’s Moral Mafia [Catholic Caucus]

    08/28/2016 5:55:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 28, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    More than three years into the Bergoglian pontificate there is no mistaking its principal line of development, which is Francis’s grand obsession: the admission of unrepentant public adulterers in “second marriages” to Holy Communion, the “Kasper proposal” he has been promoting almost from the moment of his election. To that end, Francis has relentlessly put in place a kind of moral mafia to carry out his design. Let us meet some of its soldiers. chris phot 1.tifIt was Paglia who oversaw the pontifical council’s production of the first Vatican-approved “sex-ed” program in Church history—a document so disgustingly immoral that it...
  • More on the Marriage and Family Purge at the Vatican [Catholic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 4:10:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 22, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    When Sister Lucia warned Cardinal Caffarra in the 1990s that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family,” she did not reveal the particular reality unfolding now: a relentless drive by Church leaders to loosen the Church’s constant teaching on the impossibility of Holy Communion for public adulterers (the divorced and “remarried”) and cohabiters who refuse to abandon their illicit sexual relations, spearheaded by a Pope with a divorced and “remarried” sister and cohabiting nephew. The just-announced reorganization of the Vatican’s marriage and family departments, the subject of my last...
  • Don Nicola Bux on Amoris Laetitia: "The Eucharist is Not a Sacrament for the Sinner"

    08/22/2016 5:58:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 157 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | August 19, 2016
    "The Eucharist is not a sacrament for the sinner but the sacrament of reconciled sinners. Just as it is the source and principle of mercy. I hope I have been clear! Nicola Bux, August 13, 2016 at a youth meeting in Schio. The theologian spoke on the theme "The sacraments are not a joke." The Eucharist is not a sacrament for the divorced and remarried, but for reconciled sinners. The liturgist Nicola Bux is one of the most reputable practitioners of the liturgical science and is one of the leading supporters of Benedict XVI's intended liturgical renewal. He is a...
  • Embarrassing: WashPost Writes Clinton 'Allegedly Cheated on His Wife'

    08/21/2016 1:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has two cover stories, one for Bill Clinton and one (if you turn it upside down on the other side) for Melania Trump. As expected, Bill Clinton is going to get a gushier treatment. Post writer Neely Tucker is so tender to the president that he mangles a fact, and the copy editors (also tender hearts) allowed it. “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler will not be assigned to this story. Tucker wrote, “He allegedly cheated on his wife, repeatedly, even in the Oval Office, and with a young woman who wasn’t that much older than their daughter.”This...
  • This guy was loved so much both wife (Bearetta), girlfriend (Princess) place obits in newspaper

    08/05/2016 2:01:57 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 05, 2016
    EGG HARBOR TWP., NJ — Leroy "Blast" Bill Black was much loved, as evidenced by the fact that he has two obituaries printed in today's Press of Atlantic City. It might have looked like a mistake on the obituary page this morning when two identical-looking (at first glance) listings appeared on top of one another, but the two different, but similar, obituaries were placed by his wife and girlfriend, respectively. Black died at home Tuesday of lung cancer at the age of 55, the obituaries state. And depending which one you are reading, he was survived by his "loving...
  • THE REAL REASON GEN. ALLEN RESIGNED

    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...
  • POLISH BISHOPS VOW TO REFUSE COMMUNION TO DIVORCED AND REMARRIEDS [Cath Caucus]

    07/28/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 28, 2016 | Christopher Lamb
    Announcement highlights tensions between Francis and Polish hierarchy after closed door meeting last night A senior bishop has said that the Church in Poland will refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics despite the landmark family document from Pope Francis which opened up the possibility. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, said that giving communion could not be allowed following a period of pastoral discernment - something which Francis has advocated - adding that if remarried divorcees had a valid first marriage they cannot receive the eucharist. His remarks came just hours after the Pope’s arrival...
  • More details surface about 45 theologians’ appeal to correct Amoris Laetitia’s errors

    07/21/2016 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    New details have emerged about the letter 45 theologians sent to every Catholic patriarch and cardinal asking them to petition Pope Francis to fix a list of erroneous propositions in Amoris Laetitia. The group’s spokesman Dr. Joseph Shaw, a University of Oxford academic and chairman of the Latin Mass Society, told LifeSiteNews that the list of signatories is not in any way limited to theologians who are viewed as liturgical traditionalists, thus showing that there is wide concern about Amoris Laetitia across the world of Catholic academia. Upon the announcement of the existence the letter, Shaw said, “Numerous propositions in...
  • Buttiglione backs Amoris Laetitia in L'Osservatore Romano article [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2016 4:27:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 20, 2016
    The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has published a front-page essay by Rocco Buttiglione, the Italian political leader and adviser to St. John Paul II, supporting the argument of Amoris Laetitia that Catholics who are divorced and remarried might, under some circumstances, be allowed to receive Communion. Buttiglione argues that the Catholic Church has always recognized the possibility that individual circumstances determine whether or not someone is in a state of sin. He writes: The path that the Pope proposes to divorced and remarried is exactly the same that the Church proposes to all sinners: Go to confession, and your confessor,...
  • Cardinal Schönborn’s Interview: How Credible is a “Hearsay Magisterium”?

    07/18/2016 8:48:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 18, 2016 | Father Brian Harrison, O.S.
    Last week saw the release of an important interview (PDF link) given by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and one of Pope Francis’ most trusted theological advisers and spokesmen, to the Roman Jesuit journal La Civiltŕ Cattolica. The topic was the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL): This interview has already made waves round the world, mainly because of His Eminence’s insistence on three points: first, that an apostolic exhortation such as AL is indeed an authoritative magisterial document, containing teaching that Catholics must assent to; secondly, that all previous teachings on marriage and the family must now be interpreted...
  • A Different Kind of Papal Press Conference [Catholic Caucus]

    07/17/2016 5:11:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nick Bottom
    Pope Francis: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming. I have invited you today because I have had a change of heart that I must make public. In a homily recently, I spoke rather forcefully about employers who refuse to pay their workers a just wage. I have had a chance to reflect on that homily in the light of the principles I set forth in my Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. I brought a copy so I can refer to it as I take your questions. Please be patient with me as I find the appropriate passages, eh? I believe...
  • Pope’s exhortation could take Church teaching ‘off the hinges’: German priest

    07/14/2016 9:43:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia has the potential to take Church teaching “off the hinges” if liberal interpretations of it are implemented, the head of the German district of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) warns in an article on his district’s website. Pope St. John Paul II established the FSSP in 1988 to offer the traditional, pre-Vatican II liturgy of the Church. From its founding, the FSSP has placed great emphasis on loyalty to the pope. In his article, first published on May 19, Father Bernhard Gerstle writes that Amoris Laetitia contains “many beautiful and precious thoughts about...
  • From casuistry to mercy: Toward a new art of pleasing?

    07/12/2016 4:48:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Monsignor Michel Schooyans
    One might think that casuistry is dead and buried. The controversies of the 17th century should be over once and for all. Rarely do any of our contemporaries still read the Lettres Provinciales [Provincial Letters] and the authors whom Pascal (1623-1662) attacks therein. These authors are casuists, that is to say, moralists who seek to resolve matters of conscience without succumbing to rigorism. On rereading the famous Lettres, we were struck by the similarity emerging between a controversial document written in the 17th century and the positions today defended by pastors and theologians aspiring to effect radical changes in the...