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  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Prosecutors Conduct Raid on Secretariat of State Offices

    10/01/2019 8:42:45 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 1, 2019 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Vatican City, Oct 1, 2019 / 08:40 am (CNA).- Vatican prosecutors seized documents and electronic devices in a raid executed Tuesday at the offices of the most senior curial department. According to a statement from the Holy See press office Oct. 1, the raid was conducted at the offices of the general affairs section of the Secretariat of State. The action was authorized by the Vatican City court's Promoter of Justice, Gian Piero Milano, and Adjunct Promoter of Justice Alessandro Diddi. The documents and devices were taken in connection to an investigation following complaints brought last summer by the Institute...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict and the Scandal (by Archbishop Charles Chaput)

    04/17/2019 9:08:33 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | April 11, 2019 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
    Writing nearly half a century ago (1970), the Italian Catholic philosopher Augusto Del Noce noted that I often find myself envying unbelievers: Does not contemporary history provide abundant evidence that Catholics are a mentally inferior species? Their rush to conform to the opinion about Catholicism held by rationalist secularists is stunning. Those words from his essay “The Ascendance of Eroticism” open Del Noce’s brilliant reflections—part analysis, part prophecy—on Europe’s then-current sexual revolution. At a time when a young priest named Joseph Ratzinger was predicting a smaller, more hard-pressed, but purer Church of the future in his 1969–70 German and Vatican...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell’s Accuser Copied Testimony from Old Rolling Stone Report...

    04/14/2019 11:43:09 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 12, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Full Title: Cardinal Pell’s Accuser Copied Testimony from Old Rolling Stone Report, Journalist Claims BALMAIN, New South Wales, Australia, April 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Australia’s top Catholic prelate was convicted of sexual abuse based on the testimony of his accuser, a testimony that bears a striking resemblance to a case published in Rolling Stone magazine, an Australian magazine editor has found. Keith Windschuttle, an Australian historian and journalist, compared the sexual assault allegations first made against Cardinal Pell in 2015 to a description of assault allegations made against an American priest published in the September 2011 of the Rolling Stone...
  • Pope Francis Kneels, Kisses the Feet of the Leader of South Sudan

    04/11/2019 1:36:52 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 49 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | April 11, 2019 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From Vatican Insider: Papa Francesco bacia i piedi ai leader del Sud Sudan: basta guerre Il Pontefice in ginocchio davanti al presidente Salva Kiir e ai vicepresidenti designati del Paese africano che dovranno avviare a maggio un nuovo governo: «La pace č possibile, l’armistizio sia rispettato. La gente č esausta dai conflitti del passato»Pope Francis kisses the feet of the leader of South Sudan: enough with wars The Pontiff kneels before President Salva Kiir and the Vice Presidents designate of the African nation who ought to inaugurate a new government in May: «Peace is possible, the armistice must be...
  • [CatholicCaucus] Austrian Bishop Allows ‘Jesus Clock’ Made from Upside Down Corpus with Broken Arms

    03/21/2019 11:52:36 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Bishop Hermann Glettler of Austria gave permission for an artist to install a salvaged corpus from a crucifix that serves as a clock within the sanctuary of the historic Spitalskirche in downtown Innsbruck [Austria]. From the hands of artist Manfred Erjautz, 53, and dubbed “Your Jesus,” the upside-down wooden corpus projects from a mechanism on a shaft that is embedded in the torso. The severed arms of the sculpted icon of the Crucified mark the minutes and seconds on the timepiece… A professed fan of modern art and supporter of religious art, Bishop Glettler is allowing similar artwork to be...
  • Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke's New Twitter Account [Catholic Caucus]

    03/07/2019 10:22:38 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod
    Cardinal Burke opened this Twitter account back in January, but just started to post to it yesterday. According to Edward Pentin, Twitter isn't currently issuing blue check marks so I wouldn't worry about it having been verified. The original source is Cardinal Burke's communications director for the Guadalupe Shrine, Elizabeth Westhoff's tweet (, retweeted by Edward Pentin. You don't need a twitter account yourself in order to read it. The link to it is:
  • Vatican Looks to Censor Lay Catholics [Catholic Caucus]

    10/29/2018 7:10:28 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 28, 2018 | Michael Voris, S.T.B.
    Vatican leaders are now calling for Catholics on the internet who do not meet their approval to be censored. The censorship would come in the denial of official certification from the Holy See. Precisely how such a process would work was not specifically addressed within the final Youth Synod document, or any other place at the moment. What is clear is that leaders in the Vatican are feeling the heat and are concerned about continuing to lose control of their carefully constructed narrative. Paragraph 146 of the final approved Synod document speaks to the need for creating "certification systems for...
  • Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

    08/18/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 18, 2018 | ALAN COWELL
    Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80. His death, after a short illness, was confirmed by his family in a statement from the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he was the first black African to head the United Nations, and led the organization for two successive five-year...
  • Chaplet of Reparation/Offering of Precious Blood for Sanctification&Purification of Priests [Prayer]

    05/22/2018 5:05:40 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 4 replies
    In Sinu Jesu | A Benedictine Monk
    In light of what's going on with the Chilean bishops, and Francis and his cohorts in crime in general, I thought it would help to post this chaplet, as our Lord doesn't want anyone to be lost -- especially those whom He chose out of all eternity to be His priests. Taken from the book "In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart -- The Journal of a Priest at Prayer," recommended by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. Diary Entry of Monday, March 8, 2010 You pleased Me by praying the Chaplet of Reparation and by offering My Precious Blood to...
  • 35 Thousand Euros a Month for the Cardinal: the New Scandal That Shakes the Vatican [CatholicCaucus]

    12/21/2017 6:24:15 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 27 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 21, 2017 | Emiliano Fittipaldi
    Francesco's friend and adviser, Oscar Maradiaga, preached pauperism but received half a million a year from a University of Honduras. Bergoglio also wanted an investigation on millionaire investments and on the inappropriate behavior of Bishop Pineda, a loyalist of the cardinal When he finished reading the inquiry drafted by the apostolic envoy he himself had sent to Honduras last May, Pope Francis’ hands went up to his skullcap. He had just found out that his friend and main councilor — powerful cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, a staunch supporter of a poor and pauperist Church and coordinator of the Council of Cardinals...
  • Penn. AG Attacks Nuns’ Rights in Court While Keeping Them Outside

    12/14/2017 9:34:57 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 19 replies
    Becket ^ | December 13, 2017 | Becket
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Little Sisters of the Poor and their hard-fought rights will be on trial Thursday, December 14, but the Sisters will be outside the courthouse because of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s attempt to silence them. Shapiro is suing to take away the Sisters’ religious exemption from a Health and Human Services rule. In early October, HHS issued a new rule that protects the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious non-profits from providing services in their health care plan that violate their faith like the week-after pill. The Little Sisters’ four-year legal ordeal was close to...
  • ‘They Will Unmask Me Eventually,’ Says Author of ‘The Dictator Pope’ [Catholic Caucus]

    12/13/2017 9:19:59 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 13, 2017 | Dan Hitchens
    The pseudonymous 'Marcantonio Colonna' claims Pope Francis has seen a shortlist of six possible authors. Marcantonio Colonna, the pseudonymous author of The Dictator Pope, has said the Vatican is trying to discover his identity. The book was published as a Kindle edition last week and has caused consternation with its claims about Pope Francis’s reign.Speaking to the Catholic Herald over email, Colonna claimed that the Pope had been given a list of possible names.“A person in England was misidentified as the author at one point and immediately received threatening telephone calls from Rome,” Colonna said. “I now hear that Vatican officials...
  • NASCAR Driver Requests Prayers “For All the Poor Souls in Purgatory” After Major Win[CatholicCaucus]

    11/16/2017 11:45:28 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | November 16, 2017 | ChurchPOP Editor
    This is so cool!NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter recently won the Jag Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. In a post-race interview, he added a few things you don’t normally hear: “I just thank the Sacred of Jesus and the Blessed Mother. And today is First Friday so we should pray for all the poor souls in purgatory.” (full video below)The Friday Friday devotion he mentioned dates back to the 17th century and is associated with devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which he also referenced.This isn’t the first time Sauter has been public about his Catholic faith in post-race interviews. In...
  • Archbishop Naumann beats Cardinal Cupich [Catholic Caucus]

    11/14/2017 12:07:05 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 15 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Surprising liberals and the social justice wing of the American Church at today's U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops general assembly, Archbishop Joseph Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich in an election for the chairmanship of the committee on pro-life activities. Cardinal Cupich, who many on the left had hoped would reshape the pro-life office of the USCCB in the style of his Chicago predecessor Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, lost the election 54 percent to 46 percent.  This means 82 bishops voted for Cupich, with 96 bishops supporting Naumann.
  • The Dutch Media Are Trying to Cover Up a Massive Abortion Scandal. Here’s the Truth.

    11/10/2017 8:11:06 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 2, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    November 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A few weeks back, I interviewed Dutch pro-life activist Kees Van Helden, a national leader who works both on the grassroots level as well as the political level. He told me a story that has been virtually non-existent in the media: that the Dutch abortion industry has been paralyzed by massive financial fraud scandals, exposed first by the investigative reporting of a pro-life newspaper, and then further fraud being discovered by a second newspaper. The Dutch pro-life movement is doing everything it can to utilize this opportunity — over half of the abortion clinics in...
  • Cardinal Müller: Luther’s reform was ‘against the Holy Spirit’

    10/31/2017 5:50:15 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews / La Nuova Bussola ^ | October 25, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, October 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Luther’s so-called reform was not an “event of the Holy Spirit,” and we should not “change history” or “falsify what happened 500 years ago and the disastrous effect it had” for the sake of “good relations,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has said. In an article published in the Italian Catholic Journal, La Nuova Bussola, the German cardinal said of Luther’s movement: “From the point of view of the doctrine of the Church it wasn’t a reform at all but rather a revolution, that is, a...
  • Trent and Luther Are the Same To Me. A Shocking Survey on Catholics and Protestants

    10/05/2017 1:44:05 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 22 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 5, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    It is happening more and more that Protestant schoolchildren from northern Europe who are visting Rome are brought by their teachers to attend a Catholic Mass, to see what it is like, and placidly go to receive communion.This too is the effect of an increasing race to the bottom between the two faiths, in the mentality of many Protestants and Catholics of Europe and America, as confirmed by an extensive survey conducted in fifteen countries by the Washington-based Pew Research Center:> After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their PotencySo 500 years after posting his 95 theses...
  • Conservative Theologians Accuse Pope of Spreading Heresy

    09/23/2017 3:52:08 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | AP
    VATICAN CITY — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a "filial correction" to the pope — a measure they said hadn't been employed since the 14th century. The letter accused Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document "The Joy of Love" and subsequent "acts, words and omissions." The initiative...
  • And So It Begins: "FILIAL CORRECTION OF POPE FRANCIS For the Propagation of Heresies"

    09/23/2017 3:48:11 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 23, 2017 | See Signatories
    RORATE Note: There will many Catholics, even traditionalists, whose first defeatist reaction will be to belittle this effort. But the wise, the learned in history, will understand that this is just the first part, the first piece of the puzzle, with next steps still to come in a long and extended process. This first step is an initiative of a theological nature that will likely lead, God willing, to an initiative of a canonical nature from those who have the mandate to act. And so it begins: __________________________________ Documents contained below: * (1) Filial Correction on Account of the Propagation...
  • The Correction of Amoris Laetitia Is About to Be Published

    09/20/2017 8:41:32 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 20, 2017 | n/a
    Anonimi della Croce wrote on September 16 that Cardinal Raymond Burke disclosed in a private setting during the recent Congress on Summorum Pontificum in Rome, that a "correction" of the controversial Amoris Laetitia is imminent. It will not openly confront Francis but will take the form of letter or document signed by Cardinal Burke and other prelates, who in a magisterial way will correct those parts of Amoris Laetitia that contradict the Catholic Faith.