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  • U.S. bishops refuse to say whether Amoris Laetitia guarantees Communion for gay couples [Cath Cauc]

    06/16/2017 8:41:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 16, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wasn't interested in commenting on whether Amoris Laetitia means same-sex couples must be given Holy Communion if their "conscience" tells them it's OK. As LifeSiteNews asked the question at a Thursday press conference, the bishop of Burlington, Vermont, whispered something to the USCCB's director of public affairs, who then said questions should only relate to topics the bishops discussed that morning. "OK, I – you know, the press conference, the panel has been put together pertaining to topics from today's news agenda, so I think we really need to stick to topics that ... were...
  • With respect, Cardinal Müller, it's not "impossible" [Catholic Caucus]

    06/01/2017 3:29:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 1, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    With respect, Cardinal Müller, it's not "impossible" by Christopher A. Ferrara June 1, 2017 In my column of May 30, I discussed the important EWTN interview of Cardinal Gerhard Müller concerning Amoris Laetitia (AL) and the prospect of women “deacons in the Church.” The interview continued Müller’s line of simply denying that Pope Bergoglio intends to do what he is obviously doing in authorizing the intrinsically impossible reception of Holy Communion by people living in adulterous “second marriages.” One remark in the interview warrants a column on its own. Respecting AL, Müller declared to Arroyo that “It is absolutely impossible that...
  • On the Way to Atlanta, NRA Meeting 2017

    04/30/2017 5:18:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I drove to the NRA Meeting in Atlanta yesterday, the 26th of April, 2017.  I had been visiting family in Dallas, Texas, so it was only 800 miles. On the way, I reflected on the last time I was in Atlanta for more than a flight change. It was over 40 years ago, when I was in the Army. What happened then was not important. But what has happened in the last 40 years has been phenomenal for Second Amendment Supporters. In 1974, the Gun Control Act of 1968 was only six years old. It had not been improved...
  • The Laity Roar While the Cardinals Meow: The Catastrophe ... [Cath Cauc]

    04/25/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The leading Vaticanist Sandro Magister continues his indispensable role in chronicling what can only be called "the Bergoglian debacle," which has reached its nadir with the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL). In his blog post of April 22, Magister provides a link to the integral Italian text (translations mine) of an intervention by Dr. Claudio Pierantoni, Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Chile. His was one of six addresses delivered in Rome at a conference of lay academics, the theme of which was AL's attack, in Chapter 8, on the Church's traditional teaching concerning the moral law. Pierantoni...
  • Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

    04/23/2017 7:19:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Alabama legislature is moving toward passing Constitutional Carry. The bill, SB 24, has passed the Senate, 26 to 8 on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017.  The bill would enforce the Alabama Constitutional amendment passed in 2014. Amendment 3 passed with 72.5% of the vote in 2014. SB24 is the legislature enforcing the Constitutional amendment with statutory reform. Here is a description of Amendment 3. From ballotpedia: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to...
  • Gov. Bentley booked on misdemeanor charges, Ivey swearing-in at 6 p.m.

    04/10/2017 3:04:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 4/10 | Leada Gore
    The resignation of Gov. Robert Bentley is expected later this afternoon, the political culmination of more than a year of controversy surrounding his relationship with former aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason. The official announcement from the governor's office is expected at any time. At around 4 p.m., Bentley was booked into Montgomery County Jail on two misdemeanor charges related to campaign finance violation. Each carried a $300 bond. The resignation comes after Friday's report from the House Justice Committee detailing Bentley's relationship with Mason, including allegations the governor used state law enforcement and other state resources to facilitate the relationship. Bentley...
  • Adultery Legitimized by Francis: Supreme Vatican Lawyer explains how (full text)

    04/05/2017 2:40:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 2, 2017 (translated) | Francis Cardinal Coccopalmerio
    Adultery Legitimized by Francis: Supreme Vatican Lawyer explains how (full text) Can one be at once an impenitent adulterer and in the grace of God? Christ said not, but Francis says yes, and the Supreme Vatican Lawyer, Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio, explains how to square the circle. Yes, yes, "scribes and doctors of the law..." -- the true pharisees are on Francis' side. Translation of the his book (which should have been released in a groundbreaking Vatican press conference, but from which he was absent at the last minute) provided by Andrew Guernsey: Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris...
  • The evils of Amoris Laetitia: The Church and Asmodeus - Part IV

    04/05/2017 2:31:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 5, 2017 | Don Pietro Leone
    The evils of Amoris Laetitia: The Church and Asmodeus - Part IV By Don Pietro Leone A spiritu fornicationis libera nos, Domine (invocation from the Litany of the Saints) IV AMORIS LAETITIA How can we doubt that this encyclical, publically called into question by the same Cardinal Caffarra (amongst others) to whom Sister Lucia had written, is not part of the clash between the Church and Satan that we have mentioned above?   In this brief glance at Amoris Laetitia we consider marriage, adultery, and ‘sex education’.     1.  MARRIAGE The Exhortation Amoris Laetitia states in § 80: ‘Marriage...
  • British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

    03/14/2017 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | by Anna Fazackerley
    UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Trump tweeted in 2014 that research on global warming is “very expensive bullshit” that “has to stop”. Scientists are braced to find out whether his administration will put these words into practice. The early signs are not good. British scientists say moves to squeeze funding of climate-related research in the US – and of facilities at government laboratories in particular – could be disastrous for work in the UK. And they say Trump’s travel...
  • The full list of Catholic bishops and cardinals ‘for and against’ the dubia [Catholic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 3:19:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pete Baklinski & Claire Chretien
    Editor’s Note: LifeSiteNews brings you a list of bishops and cardinals who have publicly indicated their support or opposition to the September 2016 “dubia” submitted to Pope Francis by the four cardinals. This list includes high-ranking prelates whose comments relate directly to the dubia after their public release on November 14, 2016. The list does not include prelates who have merely made statements supporting or opposing the writings, decisions, and actions of Pope Francis, but haven’t commented directly on the dubia. Cardinals who signed the dubia Cardinal Walter Brandmüller Cardinal Raymond Burke Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Cardinal Joachim Meisner READ: Who...
  • AL: Luther Strange, New Senator, is pro Second Amendment

    02/17/2017 3:27:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 9th, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange was sworn in as a replacement for Senator Sessions.  Senator Sessions joined the Trump administration as Attorney General of the United States. From al.com: "This is truly a remarkable time in our state's history," Bentley said in a press release this morning. "Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities...
  • Alabama Strongly Considering Constitutional Carry

    02/16/2017 5:10:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    State Senator Gerald Allen, R-Tuscloosa, is pushing to restore "permitless" or Constitutional carry in Alabama. He pre-filed a bill on 18 January, 2016, for that purpose. From al.com: Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, has pre-filed a bill to end a requirement that he said is an improper limit on the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a news release. "It's time we give our citizens the right to bear arms without first seeking the government's permission," Allen said. Alabama already allows people to openly carry a holstered pistol without a permit. Allen said there is no logical reason to...
  • BREAKING: Cardinal Coccopalmerio is a No-Show at Press Conference [Catholic Caucus]

    02/14/2017 11:40:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | February 14, 2017 | Oakes Spalding
    This morning there was to have been an eagerly anticipated press conference featuring Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, answering questions about his recently published pamphlet endorsing the "liberal" interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. However, Cardinal Coccopalmerio failed to show up, pleading a "diary clash." This was later explained as a conflict with a meeting at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In his short work, published by the official Vatican publishing house on February 8, Coccopalmerio had argued that all the sacraments including communion should be open to those "living in situations not in...
  • Unrest at the Vatican; reassurances backfire

    02/14/2017 11:29:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | February 14, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    What in the world is going on in Rome this week? First the Vatican press office issues a statement from the Council of Cardinals, supporting the Pope. It would certainly be news if the Council of Cardinals did not support the Pope. But why was this statement newsworthy? Why did the Council thank the Pontiff in February for a speech he delivered to the Roman Curia in December? Is there any way to see this message as something other than damage control—as a bid to reassure the world that the increasingly evident tensions within the Catholic hierarchy are not tearing...
  • Amoris Laetitia versus the Church’s enduring Magisterium on matrimony [Catholic Caucus]

    02/04/2017 8:43:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Denzinger-Bergolio ^ | Denzinger-Bergoglio
    In face of the confusion caused by the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and after having shown in two recent studies the lamentable incoherencies and falsities in the document (see here and here), and Denzinger-Bergoglio would like to remind its readers of the teachings that the Church has always conveyed to the ‘remarried divorced’ and to sinners in general.
  • On The Way of Perdition:

    02/03/2017 9:29:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 3, 2017
    The L’Osservatore Romano is raving about the letter of the German bishops introducing communion for adulterers, a decision that reduces the indissolubility of matrimony to a meaningless principle while in the individual case adultery is allowed. The German bishops are known for their heterodoxy that has led their local church in an unprecedented crisis with over 100,000 Catholics leaving their Church every year and the number of priestly ordinations down to 58 in 2015. https://gloria.tv/video/4phXZ3ju4Ssg4w2KnZCFEV6Yy
  • Wise Words from Father Murray [Catholic Caucus]

    02/01/2017 10:42:19 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 31, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Criticism of the alarming and quite unprecedented direction of the current pontificate is now firmly established in the mainstream Catholic commentariat. This is most encouraging as the post-Vatican II crisis in the Church, now approaching the Arian crisis (which lasted some sixty years) in duration, enters a new and critical phase. Father Gerald E. Murray is one of the leaders in this auspicious development. His training and doctorate in canon law give him a perspective that permits a precise diagnosis of the raging controversy over Amoris Laetitia (AL), which continues to expand as it convulses the human element of the...
  • Thirty cardinals ‘raised concerns’ about Amoris Laetitia draft [Catholic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 1:07:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 11, 2017 | Staff
    The Pope’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia has caused widespread concern among cardinals and bishops, according to new reports. Edward Pentin, veteran Vatican reporter for the National Catholic Register, reports: “Before the document was published, 30 cardinals, having seen an advance draft of the apostolic exhortation, wrote to the Pope expressing their reservations, especially on the issue of Communion for remarried divorcees, warning that the document would weaken the three essential sacraments of the Church: the Eucharist, marriage and confession.” Pentin also said that a “significant number” of bishops’ conferences have expressed concerns about the document. Furthermore, the Congregation for the...
  • Cardinal Mueller’s Nonsense [Catholic Church]

    01/10/2017 12:11:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Mundabor ^ | January 9, 2017 | Mundabor
    In a year that will be, I am afraid, rich in absurdities and completely nonsensical statements Cardinal Mueller has made a rather desperate, completely illogical, and ultimately not very intelligent attempt to take Francis’ chestnuts out of the fire without burning him, or himself. The cardinal manages the astonishing feat of stating both that there is no contradiction between Francis’ Amoris Laetitia and the teaching of the Church, and that it is wrong for the Cardinals to ask him to say so. If Francis believes that there is no contradiction, then it should be no problem at all for him...
  • Cardinal Müller Covers His Eyes [Catholic Caucus]

    01/10/2017 11:12:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 29, 2017 | Christopher A Ferrara
    According to Stanze Vaticane, the blog for the Italian TV channel TGCom24, Card. Gerhard Ludwig Müller has rejected any correction of Pope Francis concerning those explosive sections of Amoris Laetitia (especially Chapter 8, ¶¶ 302-305) which prompted the four cardinals to present their dubia to Pope Francis. Those passages of Amoris clearly open the door to Holy Communion for the divorced and “remarried” in “certain cases” — as bishop after bishop is now declaring — while appearing to reduce exceptionless negative precepts of the natural law (including “Thou shalt not commit adultery”) to “general rules” and mere “objective ideals” rather...