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  • [Catholic Caucus] This is what happens to "disturbers of the [false] peace"

    10/17/2018 3:12:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mark Lambert
    Father David Marsden, a Priest who formerly tutored at Oscott College, considered by many to be the best seminary in England and Wales, has broken ranks blown the whistle on the gay subculture in the institution. In an open letter to the bishops of England, Wales and Scotland published on the Church Militant web site, Father Marsden explains that he has been sacked from the seminary for sticking to the Magisterium: I was fired from the college for striving to uphold the Church's teaching on homosexuality which is a grave injustice to me personally. It is extraordinary to think that I was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 10-17-18

    10/17/2018 3:08:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Saint Ignatius with Madonna and Child | Lorenzo Lotto Saint Ignatius of Antioch Saint of the Day for October 17 (d. c. 107)  Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s Story Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome.Ignatius is well known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome. Five...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Synod, Homosexuality, and LGBT ideology. A Critical Voice From Australia

    10/17/2018 1:13:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 17, 2018 | Fr. Paul A. McGavin /Sandro Magister
    17 ott Synod, Homosexuality, and LGBT ideology. A Critical Voice From Australia The following commentary comes from Australia, a country hit hard by the scandal of sexual abuse committed by consecrated ministers, and so hard that in the territory of its capital, Canberra, as of June keeping the seal of the confessional can even be prosecuted as a crime, if while administering the sacrament the priest should become aware of an abuse of minors and does not report it to the public authorities.The author of the commentary, Paul A. McGavin, a theologian who has also studied economics, happens to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bp. McElroy Defends Diocesan Employee in Same-Sex “Marriage”

    10/17/2018 1:02:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | October 16, 2018 | Michael HIchborn
    Bp. McElroy Defends Diocesan Employee in Same-Sex “Marriage” On October 10, LifeSiteNews reported on one of the listening sessions held by Bp. McElroy at Our Lady of Grace Church in San Diego.  During this session, one attendee was removed because of the concern she expressed over “an openly homosexual man ‘running the show’” at St. John the Evangelist parish.  According to LifeSite:After the woman alleged that the parish of St John the Evangelist had an openly homosexual man “running the show,” the Bishop cut her off, saying, “Alright, you’ve gone far enough now. You’re not going to stand here and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ

    10/17/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | October 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ “If you want to help me, act to carry forward the Council in the Church. And help me with your prayer. I need a lot of prayer”. So Francis responded to a young Jesuit who asked him how to support the Pope in his mission. Civiltà Cattolica published the transcript of the one-hour dialogue that took place in Vilnius with Jesuits from the Baltic countries during the recent papal visit.   “I don’t know what to ask for - Francis replied- but what we need to do today...
  • On the Adolescent Fixation of the Modern West

    10/17/2018 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Adolescent Fixation of the Modern West Msgr. Charles Pope • October 16, 2018 • Recently at the Synod on Youth, Archbishop Charles Chaput made the following observation:Unfortunately, many “developed” countries today are actually “underdeveloped in their humanity. They’re frozen in a kind of moral adolescence; an adolescence which they’ve chosen for themselves and now seek to impose upon others.I have written on this topic as well. What follows is largely taken from an article I first published on this blog in 2010. In it I wrote about the kind of teenage fixation that is evident in our...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop DeSimone, hero to Italians, beloved by all, goes home to God

    10/16/2018 9:20:37 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    CatholicPhilly ^ | October 9, 2018 | Lou Baldwin
    By Lou Baldwin • Posted October 9, 2018 Some 350 friends and admirers of retired Auxiliary Bishop Bishop Louis A. DeSimone gathered at the Philadelphia Country Club on the evening of Oct. 4 where he was to receive the 2018 St. Augustine Medal, given by the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. The guest of honor could not attend because he was in final preparation for a most important journey. Early on the following morning, Oct. 5, at the Monastery of St. Thomas of Villanova, Bishop DeSimone departed this life. It was the first Friday of the month, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, 10-16-18

    10/16/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 10-16-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass, depiction Christ appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and showing her His Sacred Heart | St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Vincennes, IN Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Saint of the Day for October 16 (July 22, 1647 – October 17, 1690)  Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque’s Story Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus.Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation. “The heaviest of my crosses was that I could do nothing to lighten the cross...
  • [Cathlic Caucus] Pope’s Latest Homily: ‘Rigid’ Catholics Lack the ‘Spirit of God’

    10/16/2018 6:44:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 16, 2018 | Bree A. Dail
    Pope’s Latest Homily: ‘Rigid’ Catholics Lack the ‘Spirit of God’ Pope Francis has returned to a common theme of his pontificate, this time in his homily for daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, earlier this morning. The following are quotes from the pontiff, as reported by VaticanNews.va correspondent Adriana Masotti: They [the Pharisees] were truly an example of formality. But they lacked life. … They were rigid. Rigidity has been theme often repeated by the pope in connection to the rise of interest in the traditional Latin Mass among youths and young adults, as has been reported by LifeSiteNews in...
  • [Cath Cauc] Two More High-Ranking Papal Appointees Implicated in Alleged Misconduct

    10/16/2018 2:47:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 16, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Two More High-Ranking Papal Appointees Implicated in Alleged Misconduct Pope Francis has once again found him at the center of scandal after two of his most high-ranking appointees have been implicated in misconduct allegations. Monsignor Edgar Peńa Parra, who has been tapped to take on the number two role at the Vatican Secretariat of State, has become the subject of a dossier compiled by laity in his home diocese which makes mention of possible homosexual behavior. Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has also failed to respond to a court summons in France...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Pope Francis is Stonewalling a Summons for ... Sex Abuse Cover-up

    10/16/2018 2:32:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | October 15, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    Pope Francis is Stonewalling a Summons for his Head of the CDF to Stand Trial for Sex Abuse Cover-up: Massive Media Cover-up Pope Francis's Vatican is stonewalling a summons for his head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to stand trial for sex abuse cover-up. Imagine the media outcry if Pope John Paul II's powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) perfect Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later to be Pope Benedict XVI) had been summoned to stand trail for sex abuse cover-up and the Vatican had stonewalled the summons. It appears that Pope Francis's powerful Congregation for the Doctrine...
  • [Catholic Caucus] D.C. Archdiocese runs ad on CNN praising Cdl. Wuerl’s ‘accomplishments’

    10/16/2018 12:34:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    D.C. Archdiocese runs ad on CNN praising Cdl. Wuerl’s ‘accomplishments’ WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Washington purchased advertising on CNN’s website to promote Pope Francis’s complimentary regard for outgoing Cardinal Archbishop Donald Wuerl - paid for through its communications office, which gets financial support from Catholics in the pews.  The ad is flagged by CNN at the top with the message, “Paid Content,” and a disclaimer appears beneath the archdiocese’s own headline, resembling a sub-headline, stating, “Sponsored by the Catholic Standard.” The Standard is the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Washington. Journalist George Neumayr...
  • I John 2:12-14 ABIDING IN THE TRUTH

    10/16/2018 11:05:41 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    SELF | 10/16/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    "I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one" (I John...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Our Church Buildings Say About Us

    10/16/2018 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Our Church Buildings Say About Us Msgr. Charles Pope • October 15, 2018 • The week in the Office of Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours we are reading from the books of Haggai and Zechariah. Both these prophets wrote at the time of the return of the Jews from the Babylonian exile, which had begun in 587 B.C. The Jewish people were permitted to return to the Promised Land beginning in about 538 B.C. Haggai wrote his book in the summer of 520 B.C. and in it he scolds the people for concentrating on their “paneled...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholic school fires teacher after handing out ... letter on clergy abuse crisis

    10/15/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Catholic school fires teacher after she handed out famed evangelist’s letter on clergy abuse crisis JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, October 15, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic school religion teacher has been fired for sharing an article with her students and their parents mentioning the “homosexual scandal” involved in the clerical sex abuse crisis written by a highly respected, orthodox Catholic theology professor, Dr. Ralph Martin.  Joan Simon, a veteran Catholic school religion teacher with more than forty years of experience was informed October 9 — on her first day back to work from disability — that she had to either...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Teresa of Avila, 10-15-18

    10/15/2018 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila | Gian Lorenzo Bernini | photo by Tybo | flickr Saint Teresa of Avila Saint of the Day for October 15 (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582)  Saint Teresa of Avila’s Story Teresa lived in an age of exploration as well as political, social, and religious upheaval. It was the 16th century, a time of turmoil and reform. She was born before the ------------- --------------- and died almost 20 years after the closing of the Council of Trent.The gift of God to Teresa in and through which she...
  • [Catholic Caucus] More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod

    10/15/2018 3:11:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | October 12, 2018 | Restore DC Catholicism
    More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod What else can be expected when it starts off with the pope carrying a wiccan stang into the opening Mass?  I just started to glance at the Instrumentum Laboris and that promises to be a stinker, too. At this thing, the attendees were put into fourteen groups for discussion, all led by prelates.  Cardinal Cupich led one, Cardinal Maradiaga another.  Right there you can see the rigging in the works.  Cupich's group allegedly called for "recognition of other forms of family".  Stop right there.  A family comes about when a biologically born man...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Forsaking Everything and Receiving More Besides

    10/15/2018 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Forsaking Everything and Receiving More Besides Msgr. Charles Pope • October 14, 2018 • Church of Holy Comforter St. Cyprian. Photo credit: C. PopeIn the Gospel for Sunday’s Mass, we read this funny story about Peter that speaks to the paradox of losing one’s life only to find it more abundantly:Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Whither Now? and What is the Church?

    10/15/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | October 15, 2018 | Robert Royal
    .... As is often the case with the pope, the result is not clear. Instead of a concrete procedure, the new rules give wide powers to the General Secretary of the Synod, Cardinal Baldisseri, who is to seek “moral unanimity insofar as this is possible.” He also determines when such moral unanimity has been reached. Unless a number of bishops insist of paragraph-by-paragraph voting, this means they could all have the names connected to a document while never having agreed to its specifics.On top of all that, it seems that if the pope approves the final document it can be...
  • A Tribute to “Saint” Paul VI [Catholic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 4 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | October 14, AD 2018 | Editor
    ...We begin, therefore, with a little “Litany to Saint Paul VI”, a list of 50 outrageous titles that can justly be applied to this new anti-saint. The idea, of course, is not to ask anyone to use this for an actual litany (God forbid!), but rather to point out vividly the absurdity of taking this wicked man for a saint of the Catholic Church. “St.” Paul VI was the… destroyer of the sacraments architect of the Novus Ordo Missae deformer of the Curia captain of collegiality councilor of heresy admirer of false religions cheerleader for the United Nations patron of...