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  • [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...
  • D.C. archbishop has a pioneering plan to implement Amoris Laetitia

    03/17/2018 9:23:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein
    Pope Francis made global news in 2016 with a high-level document on family life meant to bring the church into modern times. It emphasized the need for priests to welcome divorced Catholics who remarry outside the church and many others in what the church calls “irregular situations.”Francis fans cheered his emphasis on inclusion. Critics rued his lack of clarity.Two years later, Washington’s archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has released one of the most comprehensive responses from a Catholic leader on how to implement the pope’s more lofty and theoretical document.Like the pope’s, Wuerl’s document sidesteps giving a specific answer to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Bishops Leaning Towards Allowing Some Remarried Divorcees Holy Communion

    03/16/2018 1:39:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 16, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Ahead of the publication of pastoral guidelines on Amoris Laetitia, the bishops have voiced support for some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist, even if living in a state of objective adultery. Edward Pentin Polish bishops appear to be showing support for allowing confessors to determine on a case-by-case basis whether remarried divorcees living in a state of objective adultery can receive Holy Communion. In a statement issued after a two-day plenary meeting, the bishops stressed the importance of “discernment, accompaniment and inclusion” in dealing with such cases, according to the Polish Catholic website Pch24. The website added that...
  • Cardinal Kasper: Homosexual unions are ‘analogous’ to Christian marriage

    03/14/2018 5:02:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 316 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 14, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose theology appears to be the chief inspiration for Pope Francis’ doctrine on giving Holy Communion to people living in states of adultery in second marriages, now appears to be claiming that homosexual unions contain “elements” of Christian marriage and are even “analogous” to it in a way that is similar to the relationship between the Catholic Church and non-Catholic Christian communities. Moreover, the cardinal is attributing his claims to Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, despite the fact that the document explicitly contradicts him. “The pope does not leave room for doubt over the fact that...
  • Only Half Of Trump Voters Say Affair With Porn Actress Would Be Immoral

    03/14/2018 9:48:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 13, 2017 | Dana Liebelson and Ariel Edwards-Levy
    Only about half of the people who voted for President Donald Trump say it would be immoral if he had an affair with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. The other half say it is not immoral, or they are not sure, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey published Tuesday. Three-quarters of Trump voters also contend that, even if Daniels’ allegations are true, they are not relevant to Trump’s presidency. In fact, they claim to be barely concerned about a president’s private life at all: Seventy percent say an elected official who has committed an “immoral act” in his or her...
  • Fox News Host Jesse Watters Divorces Wife After Affair with 25-Year-Old Employee

    03/13/2018 12:08:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 197 replies ^ | 3/12/2018 | Jim E
    This is just sad. Fox News host Jesse Watters is reportedly divorcing his wife after an affair with a 25-year-old subordinate was uncovered. The New York Daily News has the exclusive report: The network’s prominent host Jesse Watters — who dined on Monday with President Trump — is in the midst of divorce due to an affair with a 25-year-old associate producer. Watters’ wife, Noelle Watters, filed for divorce in October. The couple has twin girls. Sources said the 39-year-old host informed the network of his adulterous relationship with Emma DiGiovine shortly after Noelle filed divorce papers.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Semeraro Outlines the Program for the New Casuistry

    03/13/2018 9:00:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 12, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In an article for Vatican Insider, Andrea Tornielli, an unflaggingly vigorous whitewasher of “this disastrous papacy,” presents a summary of “indications” of which people living in what the Catechism of John Paul II rightly describes as “a situation of public and permanent adultery” will be permitted to receive Holy Communion according to Amoris Laetitia, and which will not. These preposterous “indications on how to discern case by case” which public adulterers purporting to be divorced and “remarried” will be exempted from a moral norm that admits of no exceptions are proposed by none other than the Bishop of Albano, Marcello...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Divorced and remarried, indications on how to discern case by case

    03/08/2018 5:46:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | March 8, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    It is a pastoral instruction entitled “Rejoice with me” dedicated to “Welcoming, discerning, accompanying and integrating into the ecclesial community the faithful who have divorced and civilly remarried”. The Bishop of Albano Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the C9, the council of cardinals who helps the Pope in the reform of the Curia and in the governance of the universal Church, is distributing it these days. The peculiarities of the document are two: it is a well-defined application instruction about the topic - described in the subtitle - and at the same time it is a generous document, which, although it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Kasper: Stop calling it ‘heresy’ to allow Communion for adulterers

    03/08/2018 11:55:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, the chief proponent of Pope Francis’ doctrine that Holy Communion should be given to divorced and “remarried” couples living in a state of adultery, is complaining about the increasingly common use of the word “heresy” to describe the novel teaching. The word “heresy” has been used by a large number of Catholic scholars, and even some cardinals, to describe the doctrine advanced in the Pope’s 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia, which appears to teach that certain motives can diminish or eliminate the sinfulness of adultery, allowing some adulterers to receive Holy Communion. “There is a very bitter...
  • [Cath Cauc] Dutch Cardinal blames Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia for ‘fracturing’ Catholic Church

    03/08/2018 11:50:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A cardinal from the Netherlands has stated that the question of divorced-and-civilly ‘remarried’ Catholics receiving Holy Communion is “fracturing” the Church. The source of the confusion, he says, is Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, specifically Paragraph 305.  Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk recently gave an interview to the Italian monthly magazine Il Timone in which he defended traditional Church doctrine. He remarked on the damage Pope Francis’ lack of clarity on the issue has done to the Church.  “The question of whether it is possible to consent to the so-called divorced and civilly remarried receiving sacramental absolution and thus the...
  • [Cath Caucus] Kasper: the faithful understand Amoris laetitia, stop accusations of heresy

    03/05/2018 6:41:44 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Vatican News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Alessandro Gisotti
    Cardinal Walter Kasper with Pope Francis Kasper: the faithful understand Amoris laetitia, stop accusations of heresy An interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper on the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the family and the debate that it sparked in the Catholic world. By Alessandro GisottiAs Cardinal Walter Kasper turns 85, the former President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity has written a new book published by the Italian publisher Queriniana. Entitled “Amoris laetitia’s Message. A brotherly discussion.” Cardinal Kasper and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, are together presenting the book in Rome.In view...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Case Study of Rupture in the Lex Orandi: The Epistles of Lenten Sundays

    03/04/2018 5:01:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 4, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    A Case Study of Rupture in the Lex Orandi: The Epistles of Lenten Sundays One of the most striking areas of rupture and discontinuity between the traditional Latin Mass and the Mass of Paul VI is to be found in the passages of Scripture read on Sundays. The annual cycle of the old Missal, embodying the practice of well over a millennium, puts before the Christian people year after year essential truths of the spiritual life and fundamentals of morality to which we must always return. The three-year cycle of the new Mass, an unprecedented novelty against the backdrop of...
  • [Catholic Caucus) "The Meaning of Amoris Laetitia According to Pope Francis."

    02/23/2018 3:40:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | John R. T. Lamont
    The teaching of the apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia has been the subject of a great deal of debate since the promulgation of that document. Various interpretations of this teaching have been presented, and the differing interpretations have been used both to denounce the document as heretical and to defend it as in harmony with the teaching of the Church. Pope Francis has recently acted to clarify the meaning of the most contentious section of Amoris laetitia through a statement in the October 2017 issue of the Acta apostolic sedis, the journal that publishes the official acts of the Holy See...
  • Why papal adviser is angry with EWTN’s ‘Papal Posse’

    02/21/2018 7:26:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    During a lively segment of EWTN's "The World Over" last week,  “Papal Posse” members Robert Royal and Father Gerald Murray weighed in on three segments from papal adviser Father Antonio Spadaro’s lecture at Georgetown University. They also commented on the Bishop Barros scandal and Cardinal Cupich’s planned New Momentum series of conferences. Spadaro’s lecture was entitled “Pope Francis’ Global Vision and his work for a more just and peaceful world.” Following the program, Spadaro had retweeted a message demanding an interdict on Arroyo, the host of “The World Over.” Spadaro clearly agreed with the tweet’s severe criticism of the show...
  • Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, Erdogan says

    02/20/2018 9:56:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2018 11:42 AM | Gulsen Solaker
    Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, revisiting an issue that caused outrage among secular Turks and warnings from the European Union when his party raised it more than a decade ago. The Islamist-rooted AK Party floated the idea in 2004, two years after it first came to power, as part of a broad overhaul of the Turkish penal code. But the proposal caused a backlash from the secular opposition and EU officials said it could jeopardize Turkey’s efforts to join the union. […] Turkey decriminalized adultery for women in the late 1990s. It had...
  • Portuguese Cardinal declares acceptance of communion for adulterously remarried couples

    02/15/2018 9:40:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 157 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 14, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Manuel Clemente, has published an official statement in which he endorses giving Holy Communion to those who are divorced and invalidly remarried in some circumstances. The statement, posted on the patriarchate’s website, is called “Note regarding the reception of chapter VIII of the apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia.’” According to the cardinal, the note’s purpose is to implement the teaching of Amoris Laetitia in light of two other documents: “the correspondence between the bishops of the Pastoral Region of Buenos Aires and the guidelines given to the priests of the Diocese of the Pope (Rome) by...
  • Polygamy, Robot Sex Are Consequences of the Sexual Revolution

    02/14/2018 4:26:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2018 | Bruce Ashford
    Not for nothing, but the latest fruits of the sexual revolution are even more bizarre than most of us imagined.We knew things would get a little freaky, but maybe we didn’t know it would involve an upswing in polygamy, amorous activities with plastic women, or cuddling sessions with electric candelabra.But that is the state of affairs as we approach Valentine’s Day this year.We shouldn’t be surprised. When a society deifies sexual expression, it deifies a jealous god who will not be satisfied until every biological, social, and moral norm is overturned.Consider the upswing in open marriages. In a recent edition...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’ Revolution of Mercy: Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity

    02/09/2018 12:42:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | February 9, 2018 | Blaise Cupich
    Introduction    Thank you for the invitation to be with you this evening. I welcome this opportunity to contribute in some small way to the important work of this institute.   “…curiosity about Catholicism is at an all-time high in Pope Francis’ pontificate.” I did not write those words. They appear on the webpage introducing the goals of the Von Hügel Institute. That growing curiosity in Catholicism, the site explains, is spawned by a recognition that Pope Francis is tapping into a yearning the Institute is attempting to address, namely the need for a worldview of reality, a catholic - with...
  • Cath Cauc: Tenth bishop signs ‘Profession of Immutable Truths’ in defense of marriage

    02/06/2018 4:29:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 6, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    His Excellency Elmar Fischer, bishop emeritus of Feldkirch, Austria, has signed the “Profession of Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage,” LifeSiteNews confirmed on Monday. Bishop Fischer is the tenth prelate to sign the profession.  As has been widely reported, three bishops in Kazakhstan – Tomash Peta, Jan Pawel Lenga, and Athanasius Schneider – issued a Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage on Dec. 31, 2017.  The profession was made public on Jan. 2, 2018.   In the document, the three bishops solemnly professed the Church’s received teaching and discipline regarding sacramental marriage and the limited conditions (see Familiaris Consortio, n. 84) under which...