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  • Unanswered Questions on the Travel of Pope Benedict XVI

    06/22/2020 4:37:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Pilgrim Priest ^ | June 22, 2020 | Fr David Nix
    Unanswered Questions on the Travel of Pope Benedict XVI This week I put up a Facebook post that had 440 shares.  In it, I suspected that Pope Benedict XVI was being controlled and that he would not come back to the Vatican. When I was proved wrong on the latter of those two, I was asked to publicly apologize for my whole post.No, I’m not going to apologize for noticing that Pope Benedict XVI is back in the Vatican. Why? Because I still insist that something nefarious is afoot. The onus of proof is now on my opposing interlocutors to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglian Nuncio demands that Benedict return to Prison tomorrow!

    06/21/2020 12:00:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    From Rome ^ | June 21, 2020 | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglian Nuncio demands that Benedict return to Prison tomorrow! Pope Benedict XVI departure from the Vatican had all the marks of an operation done without the approval of Bergoglio. No announcement to leading journalists of the impending voyage.Help of Gianni, former Head of the Vatican Police, ousted by Bergoglio for his daring raid on the Secretary of State’s corrupt real estate investment office.Use of Italian Secrete Police and Italian Military aircraft without any public notice in the Italian Papers.Statement of the Diocese of Regensburg, that the Pope had no immediate or definitive plans to return to the Vatican.Statement...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart.

    06/04/2020 4:19:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | June 4, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart. I’ve been pondering lately.   One needs to do this out of love.  Ponder, comes from Latin pondus, “weight”.  Hence, I am weighing things.  Augustine famously wrote, amor meus pondus meum… my love is my weight.  In Augustine’s time, gravity was thought to be an interior force that compelled things to go to where they belonged.  Thus, the heart is always restless until it rests in God.  Amor meus, pondus meum.However, in the words of the modern poet’s song,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Two Popes Problem

    05/10/2020 1:18:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 10, 2020 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] The Two Popes Problem Liberals would like Benedict XVI to shut up. When Pope Francis grants an interview, he makes news by subverting Church teaching. When Pope Benedict XVI gives one, he makes news by upholding it. Therein lies the two popes problem about which the media can’t keep complaining. This last week it ran stories pitting the two against each other after a new book about Pope Benedict XVI appeared in which the pope emeritus defends the Church’s moral teachings and reviews the crisis in the West.The supposed conflict, though, is mythical, as Pope Benedict XVI is...
  • Romney-Bloomberg ticket would heal divided America, author says

    02/21/2020 5:33:48 PM PST · by reintarnation · 50 replies
    KSL ^ | Feb. 21, 2020 | Curt Gresseth
    Should Utah Sen. Mitt Romney attempt another shot at the White House — but this time on the independent ticket, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate?
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement of His

    02/12/2020 5:25:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 12, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement of His What is most striking in the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” made public today, February 12 2020, is its total silence on the most anticipated and controversial issue: the ordination of married men.Not even the word “celibacy” appears in it. Pope Francis desires “to configure ministry in such a way that it is at the service of a more frequent celebration of the Eucharist, even in the remotest and most isolated communities” (no. 86). But he reiterates (no. 88) that only the ordained priest can celebrate the Eucharist,...
  • Two Popes, an Oscar race... and an unholy row: The real-life scandal engulfing the Vatican is even more compelling than the hit movie

    02/08/2020 1:13:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2020 (updated) | Damian Thompson
    Two Popes, an Oscar race and an unholy row >snip< Francis is thinking of ordaining married priests. Benedict is horrified by the idea.And when Benedict's name appeared as the co-author of a book that passionately defends the celibate priesthood, Francis forced the frail older man to withdraw his endorsement.The resulting row between allies of the liberal Argentine pope and his conservative Bavarian predecessor kept The Two Popes in the headlines just as members of the Academy were filling out their ballot papers.And the scandal was given fresh impetus this week when it emerged that Francis had stripped the head of...
  • New York Times: Bolton wrote he was concerned Trump was granting favors to autocratic leaders

    01/27/2020 9:32:31 PM PST · by AAABEST · 92 replies
    Communist National Network ^ | January 28 2019 | Paul LeBlanc
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton claims to have privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he was concerned the President was granting favors to the autocratic leaders of China and Turkey, The New York Times reported Monday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton. Barr told Bolton in response that he worried Trump had created the appearance of undue influence over two Justice Department investigations of companies in China and Turkey, which are traditionally independent inquiries, the draft manuscript says, according to the Times.
  • Marco Tosatti: A Review With Excerpts of From The Depths of Our Hearts

    01/19/2020 2:46:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 19, 2020 | Marco Tosatti
    Marco Tosatti: A Review With Excerpts of From The Depths of Our Hearts Read excerpts yourself to decide who wrote the book Dear friends and enemies, trolls, infiltrators, disturbers and those who sing the company line [for Bergoglio], this morning "from the depths of my cold" I found a gift in my mailbox: From the Depths of Our Hearts — a copy of the new book by Benedict XVI and Cdl. Sarah — yes, the book written by both of them.  Controversy has erupted over the joint authorship of From the Depths of Our Hearts A rapid reading of the introduction and conclusion (co-authored by the two) and...
  • [Cath Cauc] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger

    08/19/2019 8:48:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger By now it is evident. The point of no return was marked on August 1 by the meeting between Benedict XVI and Livio Melina, made pblic four days later by Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa, complete with an official photo and with these words calibrated one by one at the residence of the pope emeritus:“[Benedict XVI] wanted to receive Prof. Mons. Livio Melina at a private audience. After a long discussion of the recent events at the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, he granted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon

    08/05/2019 7:09:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 5, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon The forward march toward the synod for the Amazon is increasingly construed as a pitched battle with its epicenter in Germany and with very high stakes: the essence of Jesus' mission, and therefore of the Church as well.Of German language and stock, in fact, are the leaders of both formations. On one side Cardinal Cláudio Hummes and Bishop Erwin Kräutler, the biggest promoters of the synod. On the other cardinals Gerhard Müller and Walter Brandmüller, very severe critics of how the assembly has been set up. With...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope Benedict meets privately with dismissed JP II Institute prof, expresses solidarity

    08/05/2019 2:52:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 5, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Benedict meets privately with dismissed JP II Institute prof, expresses solidarity ROME, August 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI met with Monsignor Livio Melina, who was recently dismissed from the embattled Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome. The meeting, which took place last week, comes at a time when professors are being dismissed from the institute, new statues are being adopted, and courses key to the legacy of John Paul II are being abandoned.  Benedict XVI met Msgr. Melina on Friday having invited him to a private audience. Sources told CNA that Benedict...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Sarah Endorses the “Notes” of Pope Benedict, “Martyr For the Truth”

    05/20/2019 6:13:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 20, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Sarah Endorses the “Notes” of Pope Benedict, “Martyr For the Truth” Cardinal Robert Sarah took everyone by surprise on the evening of May 14 in Rome, in the auditorium of the cultural center of the church of St. Louis of the French, when everyone was expecting him to present his latest book, entitled “Le soir approche et déjà le jour baisse,” on the Church’s crisis of faith and the decline of the West.Because instead, the cardinal said right away, “this evening I will not talk about this book at all.” And the reason - he explained...
  • [Catholc Caucus] Cardinal Muller: Pope Benedict has ‘duty’ to preach truth about sex abuse crisis

    04/23/2019 1:38:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 23, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Muller: Pope Benedict has ‘duty’ to preach truth about sex abuse crisis ROME, April 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Muller, in an interview with an Italian journalist, praised the recent letter by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI regarding homosexuality and clerical sexual abuse while dismissing blame placed on “nebulous” clericalism as a “false answer.” Cardinal Muller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, validated a number of points raised by the former Pope, saying that in parallel to the rest of the world, there was a decline in morality, ethics and spirituality...
  • [Cathololic Caucus] On Ratzinger’s “Notes” There Is War Among Theologians. A Back and Forth

    04/22/2019 10:48:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 20, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] On Ratzinger’s “Notes” There Is War Among Theologians. A Back and Forth The “notes” by pope emeritus Benedict XVI on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have ignited a lively discussion all over the world, an example of which is presented on this page.The following text is the reply of a respected American theologian, Robert Imbelli, to the frontal attack launched against Joseph Ratzinger by two prominent representatives of the German Association of Moral Theologians, professors Christof Breitsameter and Stephan Goertz.The German original of the text by the two moral theologians can be read on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict

    04/17/2019 1:51:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 17, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict In the week that followed the explosive publication of Joseph Ratzinger’s “notes” on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, there are at least seven essential elements that have come into the open, which are to be kept in mind in view of future developments.*The first concerns the genesis of the publication of the “notes.” In the introductory paragraphs, Ratzinger says that he wrote them “in the hiatus between the announcement of the meeting of the presidents of the episcopal conferences and its...
  • Cdl Müller: Pope Benedict’s letter ‘more intelligent than all’ contributions at Rome Abuse Summit

    04/17/2019 8:48:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 17, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Cardinal Müller: Pope Benedict’s letter ‘more intelligent than all’ contributions at Rome Abuse Summit April 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller has given several interviews in recent days defending Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's April 10 letter on the roots of the abuse crisis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told the German newspaper Die Welt that “in his letter, Benedict has pierced the boil,” and his text “is more intelligent than all the contributions at the Roman 'Abuse Summit' and the know-it-all moral experts at the German Bishops' Conference.” In a new...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Theologians condemn Pope Benedict’s letter on abuse ...

    04/16/2019 3:40:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 16, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Theologians condemn Pope Benedict’s letter on abuse crisis on German bishops’ website April 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Since the publication of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's 10 April letter on the abuse crisis, the German bishops' news website Katholisch.de has published several harsh rebukes of the former Pope. For example, they accuse the Pope of causing a “schism,” of making “absurd” references to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, and also of “abusing” the very “topic of abuse.” Cardinal Gerhard Müller has come to Benedict's defense, rebuking the German moral theologians as “people who neither believe nor think.” On...
  • Full text of Benedict XVI: 'The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse'

    04/11/2019 9:36:29 AM PDT · by G Larry · 22 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10 April, 2019 | Pope emeritus Benedict XVI
    "...in the third part, I would like to develop some perspectives for a proper response on the part of the Church." III. (1) What must be done? Perhaps we should create another Church for things to work out? Well, that experiment has already been undertaken and has already failed. Only obedience and love for our Lord Jesus Christ can point the way. So let us first try to understand anew and from within [ourselves] what the Lord wants, and has wanted with us. (cont'd) First, I would suggest the following: If we really wanted to summarize very briefly the content...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Former Pope Benedict blames church’s scandals partly on the ‘60s

    04/10/2019 7:23:24 PM PDT · by G Larry · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2019 | Sohrab Ahmari
    "The retired pontiff has drafted a 6,000-word document....meant to assist the Church in seeking “a new beginning” and making her “again truly credible as a light among peoples and as a force in service against the powers of ­destruction.” In the preface, he makes it clear that he is “no longer directly responsible” for the church and that he consulted Pope Francis before ­resolving to make the document public. Nevertheless, Benedict’s “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” has the unmistakable ring of a papal document. You might even call it a post-retirement encyclical.