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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Dictator Pope: A Call to Hierarchical Opposition

    12/16/2017 3:51:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 15, 2017 | Christoper A. Ferrara
    "When the shepherd becomes a wolf, the first duty of the flock is to defend itself. The true children of Holy Church, at such times, are those who walk by the light of their Baptism, not the cowardly souls who, under the specious pretext of submission to the powers that be, delay their opposition to the enemy in the hope of receiving instructions which are neither necessary nor desirable."-Dom Prosper GuérangerThe Liturgical Year, Vol. IV“We elected you to make reforms, not to smash everything!” Thus is Cardinal Leonardi Sandri, a fellow Argentinian and a supporter of Pope Francis at the conclave...
  • Cath Cauc: Popes before Francis would have rejected his teaching on marriage: EWTN priest

    12/15/2017 11:26:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A canon lawyer and priest of the archdiocese of New York declared on a popular Catholic television show that Amoris Laetitia would not have been accepted as authentic magisterium when Francis was only a Cardinal. Fr. Gerald Murray told Raymond Arroyo, host of EWTN’s “World Over,” that Amoris Laetitia could not supplant Catholic doctrine. “There can be no rupture about Catholic teaching,” he said. “Whether it’s properly affirmed or seemingly denied, it still remains what it is.” “Let’s say Amoris Laetitia had been issued by Cardinal Bergoglio when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires. I’m certain that it would have...
  • Cath Cauc: Francis’ pastoral changes have set the stage for doctrinal changes: Philosopher priest

    12/15/2017 11:20:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 15, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis may have begun a new phase in his pontificate: doctrinal change, a priest and former philosophy professor has written.  Italian Fr. Giovanni Scalese, the local Ordinary for Afghanistan, wrote a post titled “Fase B” (Phase B) on his blog “Antiquo robore,” arguing that Pope Francis laid out his new plan for doctrinal evolution in the Church in a recent speech. The October 11 speech to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, in which Pope Francis presented his views on the death penalty, has a “programmatic” character, Scalese said. It represents a “turning point.” By concentrating on the...
  • Morgan Spurlock Reveals Sexual Indiscretions in Bombshell Confession

    12/13/2017 6:01:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Christine Burroni
    Morgan Spurlock is coming clean. In an unprompted extended tweet titled “I am the problem,” the documentarian took it upon himself to reveal specific instances where he had sexually harassed women and been unfaithful to his wives. “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news,” he wrote in his lengthy post in regards to the recent sexual harassment and assault accusations that have consumed headlines for weeks.
  • Ca th Cauc:Here’s why every argument allowing Communion for ‘remarried’ ultimately fails

    12/13/2017 9:54:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LlifeSite News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    As “lovers of the papacy,” the critics of Amoris Laetitia wish to spare Pope Francis a fate worse than Honorius, the only pope to have been formally condemned for heresy. But, at the same time, those who close their eyes to the present situation are only “encouraging him down that path.”  Professor Claudio Pierantoni These remarks, by Italian philosopher and Church historian, Professor Claudio Pierantoni, have come in response to Rocco Buttiglione’s latest interview with Vatican Insider. Rocco Buttiglione is an Italian philosopher and politician, and author of the recent book Risposte amichevoli ai critici di Amoris laetitia (Friendly Responses to...
  • Cath Cauc: Cardinal Kasper: the controversy over Amoris Laetitia is now over

    12/12/2017 12:45:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 12, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    The publication of the Pope's letter to the Buenos Aires bishops mean the matter is 'hopefully' settled, the cardinal saidThe controversy over Amoris Laetitia has come to an end, Cardinal Walter Kasper has said.The admission of divorced and remarried people to the sacraments in certain individual cases is now the only correct interpretation of the document, he claimed, following the official publication of the Pope’s letter to the Buenos Aires bishops.In an op-ed for the German language edition of Vatican Radio, translated by CNA, Cardinal Kasper said that “with the official publication of the letter from Pope Francis to the...
  • Lead Portuguese cardinal: divorced and remarried couples can ‘return to the sacramental life’

    12/06/2017 2:59:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 6, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon appears to have endorsed giving the sacrament of Holy Communion to some divorced and remarried couples, claiming that in most cases their previous marriages were invalid. Cardinal Manuel Clemente, who is also the president of Portugal’s bishops’ conference, is urging the clergy to take a “fundamental attitude of ‘welcoming,’ of ‘accompaniment’ and ‘discernment’ of those who are divorced and remarried, stating that ‘in the greatest number of cases’ the marriage was null,” according to Agencia Ecclesia, the official news service of the Portuguese bishops. The cardinal told Agencia Ecclesia that divorced and remarried Catholics who...
  • Cath Cauc: Catholics ‘not permitted to adhere to the pope’s novel teaching’: expert

    12/06/2017 11:29:09 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 6, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A Catholic theologian has told LifeSiteNews that Catholics may not follow the pope’s “novel teaching” endorsing Communion guidelines from the Buenos Aires bishops. The Buenos Aires guidelines, pronounced by Pope Francis to be the “only interpretation” of Amoris Laetitia, allow some divorced-and-remarried couples to receive both the sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist without a firm resolve to live chastely in continence. News broke on the weekend that both the Buenos Aires guidelines and Pope Francis’s private note endorsing them have been promulgated officially in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. An accompanying comment from the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin,...
  • "Resist, Resist, Resist": Interview with Fr. Alessandro M. Minutella

    12/05/2017 8:36:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | December 5, 2017 | CFN
    Dec 5 Dec 5 "Resist, Resist, Resist": CFN Exclusive Interview with Fr. Alessandro M. Minutella "I am dumbfounded that in Italy, I am still the only one."Suspension and Double-Excommunication: "These are medals of honor""Resist, resist, resist!"Editor's Note: Father Alessandro Maria Minutella is an Italian priest of the Archdiocese of Palermo. Born in 1973 and ordained in 1999, he became known in the past month to English speakers around the world thanks to a Youtube video about resisting Pope Francis and Amoris laetitia. Catholic Family News is happy to present this exclusive interview with Don Minutella, (to our knowledge) the first...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope’s letter to Argentine bishops ... part of official record

    12/05/2017 7:05:09 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Catholic World News via Crux ^ | December 5, 2017 | Cindy Wooden
    Describing them as “authentic magisterium,” Pope Francis ordered the official publication of his letter to a group of Argentine bishops and their guidelines for the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, his apostolic exhortation on the family. According to a brief note by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, Francis wanted his letter and the bishops’ document to be published on the Vatican website and in the “Acta Apostolicae Sedis,” the official record of Vatican documents and acts.The papal letter, dated Sept. 5, 2016, was written in response to guidelines published by the bishops in the Catholic Church’s Buenos Aires region....
  • Cath Cauc-Confusion explodes as Francis throws magisterial weight behind Communion for adulterers

    12/04/2017 4:06:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 4, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Retired Catholic Bishop of Corpus Christi TX, Rene Henry Gracida said on his blog over the weekend, “Francis’ heterodoxy is now official.” England’s internet-famed Deacon Nick Donnelly wondered on Twitter, “Has Francis deposed himself as the successor of St Peter by attempting to make the heretical interpretation of AL Authentic Magisterium?” The comments come in response to Pope Francis' elevation of a controversial private letter of his to the status of an 'apostolic letter' and calling it "authentic Magisterium." His private letter to the Argentine bishops approving their guidelines for giving communion to civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics living in adultery was originally...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Time has come to convene an “imperfect” Synod!

    12/03/2017 12:27:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Veri Catholici ^ | December 3, 2017 | VC Editors
    With the publication of the recent edition of the Acta Apostolica Sedis, in which documents are included which attempt to exalt the personal heresy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who denies the Apostolic Tradition concerning the discipline of the Sacraments, the time has come to convene a Synod to issue a formal canonical correction of the Pope, warning him in Evangelical and Apocalyptic terms, that if he does not renounce his error, he must be considered by the whole Church as self-deposed from the office of Peter. Such a Synod will be, in technical scholastic terms, an “imperfect” Synod, because it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’ heterodoxy is now official.

    12/03/2017 10:57:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Abyssus Abbyssum ^ | December 2, 2017 | Bishop Henry Rene Gracida
    Francis’ heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letters to the Argentine bishops in the ACTA APOSTOLICA SEDES making those letters magisterial documents.Posted on December 2, 2017 by abyssum VATICAN CITY, VATICAN – MARCH 13: Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)BREAKING: POPE DECLARES TROUBLING INTERPRETATION OF AMORIS LAETITIA ‘AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM’ NEWS: WORLD NEWSby Church Militant  •  •  December 2,...
  • Francis Promulgates Guidelines Allowing Communion for Adulterers as his "Authentic Magisterium"

    12/03/2017 10:07:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 2, 2017 | Andrew Guersney
    This week, the Vatican's organ for promulgating the Official Acts of the Apostolic See, Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS), has published its October 2016 issue, containing Pope Francis' infamous Letter to the Buenos Aires Bishops. AAS not only published this letter, declaring that there are "no other interpretations" ("No hay otras interpretaciones") of Amoris Laetitia other than those of the Buenos Aires bishops, but it also published the full Buenos Aires guidelines themselves, which permit Holy Communion in some cases for couples in a state of permanent and public adultery who are not committed to living in complete continence.  Most significantly, AAS upgrades Pope Francis'...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope’s Letter on Argentinian Guidelines for Remarried Given Official Status

    12/02/2017 5:43:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 2, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    A letter from Pope Francis praising episcopal guidelines that would allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion in some cases while living in a state of objective grave sin has now been added to the official acts of the Apostolic See, conferring official status on what was formerly considered by many to be merely private communication — and raising the stakes on the Amoris Laetitia debate significantly. Of the guidelines issued by the bishops of the Buenos Aires region that would open “the possibility of access to the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist” in “complex circumstances” where...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller's Unworthy Polemic

    12/02/2017 4:37:37 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | December 1, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Having consistently refused to take a clear stand on what he must know are the errors of Amoris Laetitia (AL) and their catastrophic results in practice, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, unceremoniously sacked by Francis as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), continues to engage in a most annoying polemical tactic: misstating the issue and then addressing only the issue as misstated. Thus, in a recent interview with Corriere della Sera (translated at ), the Cardinal complains that there is “a front of traditionalist groups, just as there is with the progressivists, that would like to see...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Officially Confirms Heresy

    12/02/2017 7:28:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 1, 2017 | Gloria TV
    The Acta Apostolicae Sedis (2016/10), the official gazette of the Holy See, have published Pope Francis’ private letter through which he confirms the heretical September 2016 interpretation of Amoris Laetitia by the Buenos Aires bishops. This interpretation which contradicts the Gospel and allows Holy Communion for adulterers, was also published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. The publication of Francis' letter is an attempt to give a patina of officiality to Francis' reckless undermining of Catholic doctrine.
  • [Catholic Caucus] When cardinals fail to defend marriage

    11/28/2017 12:15:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | Phil Lawler
    The headline in Chicago Sun-Times said it all: “Archbishop not backing gay marriage—yet.” In a column published in May 2015, Neil Steinberg—who admitted at the outset that some readers thought he is obsessed with the issue of same-sex marriage—reported on an hour-long conversation with then-Archbishop (now Cardinal) Blase Cupich, and concluded: “To me, everything the archbishop said, except for his conclusions, is an argument for gay marriage.” But don’t take Steinberg’s word for it; he acknowledged his own bias. Read the column, and judge for yourself. Cardinal Cupich said that when the issue of same-sex marriage was on the ballot...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Drive Thru Annulments

    11/26/2017 3:42:57 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Call Me Jorge ^ | November 25, 2017 | HereisJorge
  • They help women move – literally – out of abusive relationships. For free.

    11/24/2017 9:18:57 PM PST · by TBP · 80 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | AUGUST 01, 2017 | SANDRA DUERR
    “He’s coming home tomorrow afternoon; now’s my chance to get out. Will you help me?” Telephone pleas like that 20 years ago prompted Meathead Movers to help women move — literally — out of abusive relationships. After a move in Morro Bay turned into a confrontational situation because the abuser showed up, brothers Aaron and Evan Steed approached the Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo County to set up the moves for them, so that they could continue to offer their free services more safely. Today the San Luis Obispo-based company offers unlimited moving services to seven domestic violence shelters...