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  • [Catholic Caucus] The ‘Sunshine’ Synod

    10/23/2019 9:55:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 23, 2019 | Michael Voris
    [Catholic Caucus] The ‘Sunshine’ Synod Sunshine is a good thing. It's becoming more apparent that these various synods held in Rome aren't really synods at all, not in the authentic sense of what a synod is supposed to be, anyway. In the real world of synods, some pressing issue in need of deliberation and thinking and discussing and praying over is brought before a somewhat large number of bishops and, after some time, they provide the Holy Father with some consultation on how to address or approach whatever the given issue is. This current synod, along with past ones, only has...
  • Dutch bishop: Amazon Synod’s ‘politically correct’ agenda ignores Christ

    10/22/2019 9:01:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 22, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Dutch bishop: Amazon Synod’s ‘politically correct’ agenda ignores Christ NETHERLANDS, October 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In two searing blog posts published on September 28 and October 21, Bishop Robert Mutsaerts of the Netherlands voiced his concerns over the Amazon Synod taking place in Rome, accusing it of pushing a “hidden agenda.” In his column “Paarse pepers” (“Purple Peppers”) Vitamine XP — a Dutch-speaking blog run by several Catholic priests, including Mutsaerts — the bishop wrote that the Amazon Synod is “the most politically correct meeting of all time.” According to Bishop Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-19, OM, St. John of Capistrano, Priest

    10/22/2019 8:04:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23 2019 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 6:12-18 Brothers and sisters:Sin must not reign over your mortal bodiesso that you obey their desires.And do not present the parts of your bodies to sinas weapons for wickedness,but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to lifeand the parts of your bodies to Godas weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you,since you are not under the law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the lawbut under grace? Of course...
  • Lehigh Valley man admits he threatened to hurt nuns, told them ‘Time for assassinations!’

    10/22/2019 6:03:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lehighvalleylive ^ | October 18, 2019 | Rudy Miller | For lehighvalleylive.com
    A Lehigh Valley man admitted he sent messages threatening to harm members of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization of nuns that provides shelter and charity to elderly people. Jaan Kruus Jr., 55, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday in Allentown to sending a threatening message to the organization in Washington, D.C. As part of a plea deal, a second charge was dropped. The Emmaus resident admitted he emailed this message Feb. 3, 2017. The capitalization and punctuation are verbatim: “Get out of my country now or else. We know where you live and work!! And are coming...
  • Amazon Bishops Pledge Poverty, Spurning Plastics and Taking the Bus

    10/22/2019 5:51:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/20/19 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - Some 40 bishops participating in the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon gathered Sunday in the Catacombs of St. Domitilla in Rome to renew a pact signed in 1965 by 42 prelates at the Second Vatican Council calling for a poor church. Though both “Pacts of the Catacombs” were inspired by a commitment to building a poor church for the poor, there are striking differences between the 1965 original and the one signed this time around, including length. This week’s pact is rooted in the Amazon, and some elements may be harder to embrace by the universal Church,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who Wrote The Synod's Final Document? "Nobody Knows" – Bishop Kräutler

    10/22/2019 5:31:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 22, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Who Wrote The Synod's Final Document? "Nobody Knows" – Bishop Kräutler “No one knows” who wrote the final document of the Amazon Synod, said Bishop Erwin Kräutler outside the Synod hall (October 22), reports Diane Montagna on Twitter.Neither Cardinal Hummes nor he are the authors, Kräutler confirmed. Presently, changes requested by the small language groups are being inserted in the text.Already at the previous Synods on the Family (2015) and on the Youth (2018), the key paragraphs were written before the gathering started.
  • [Cath Cauc] Amazon Synod’s architect reveals how Francis could ‘open a door’ to women’s ordination

    10/22/2019 3:52:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 22, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod’s architect reveals how Pope Francis could ‘open a door’ to women’s ordination October 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Erwin Kräutler, the bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Xingu, Brazil, revealed in a new book that, in his diocese, women are not only presiding over Liturgies of the Word, but are also giving homilies, a practice contrary to Catholic liturgical rules.  In August of this year, the Austrian bishop published a new book dedicated to the Amazon Synod and its outcome. The title of the book is Renewal Now. Impulses from the Amazon for the Reform of...
  • Whatever that was, it wasn’t a ‘stunt’ (Jiffy Pachamama Removal Service)

    10/22/2019 1:32:11 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 166 replies
    In the Light of the Law ^ | Oct 22, 2019 | Edward Peters
    A few days ago men removed some female figurines (centerpieces for several weird ceremonies in Rome the last few weeks) from a church and tossed them into the Tiber River. Vatican spokesman Paolo Ruffini dismissed the act as a “stunt”. Regardless of how one assess this act, however, I think it not accurate to describe it as a mere “stunt”. A “stunt” is a gesture that calls attention to a problem but does not itself solve the problem. For example, chaining oneself to a lamppost could call attention to the plight of the unjustly imprisoned but does not itself free...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Considers Pressing Charges Over ‘Pachamama’ Theft

    10/22/2019 12:05:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 22, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Considers Pressing Charges Over ‘Pachamama’ Theft Priests, laity weigh in on display of controversial fertility figure VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Vatican is considering pressing criminal charges against the "new iconoclasts" who removed the pagan "Pachamama" statues from the Church of Santa Maria del Traspontina and dumped them in the River Tiber Monday morning. Vatican spokesmen have reacted with outrage after a local Italian newspaper carried a story on the unceremonious immersion of the fertility idols with the headline "Justice is done." REPAM, a Catholic network that advocates on behalf of Amazon peoples and is headed by Synod leader Cdl. Claudio Hummes, has...
  • Cath Cauc Fr. James Martin: Catholics who threw Pachamamas in Tiber have ‘hatred of the foreigner’

    10/22/2019 10:26:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 22, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin: Catholics who threw Pachamamas in Tiber have ‘hatred of the foreigner’ Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest James Martin accused those who threw the Amazon Synod’s controversial statues of an unclothed pregnant female, also being referred to as the pagan idol “Pachamama”, into Rome’s Tiber river of “hatred.” The U.S. celebrity priest who is editor-at-large of America magazine also falsely accused the unknown Catholic men who took the fertility symbols from Santa Maria in Traspontina yesterday morning of “breaking into” the church. “The hatred unleashed by the Synod, which led to breaking into a church, is hatred...
  • [Cath Csuc] Amazon Synod fathers recommend married priests, women deacons, ‘Amazonian’ liturgy

    10/22/2019 9:47:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 21, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod fathers recommend married priests, women deacons, ‘Amazonian’ liturgy VATICAN CITY, October 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Participants in the Pan-Amazonian Synod have produced reports recommending “new paths” in ministry for the region, including the ordination of married indigenous men, the creation of women deacons, and the invention of an “Amazonian rite.”  The participants were divided into two Italian language groups, four Portuguese language groups, five Spanish language groups, and one English/French group whose report was nevertheless produced in Spanish.  Married Priests The Italian groups noted that some synod participants had recommended the ordination of married men...
  • What I Saw While Serving on a Grand Jury (part two)

    10/22/2019 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-21-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 21, 2019October 21, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope What I Saw While Serving on a Grand Jury (part two) In yesterday’s post, I wrote about my experience serving on a grand jury, describing in particular the darkness we jurors had to face each day as we listened to testimony about and video of some horrible crimes. In today’s piece, I’d like to point out some light I saw in the midst of that darkness, some positive elements of my experience.For much of my life I have looked somewhat askance at lawyers, despite the fact that my...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pachamama Drama: Vatican accuses God of violating Seventh Commandment

    10/22/2019 7:31:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    aka Catholiic ^ | October 21, 2019 | Louie Verrecchio
    [Catholic Caucus] Pachamama Drama: Vatican accuses God of violating Seventh Commandment As most readers are likely already aware, a video has been blazing a trail through social media today showing a man removing the infamous Pachamama statues from the Church of Santa Maria del Traspontina and throwing them into the Tiber River.Reaction has been as one might expect, with those in conservative and traditional circles applauding the gesture an act of heroism, while those to the left decried it as childish, unhelpful and sinful.The incident was addressed at today’s Vatican press briefing by Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, Dr. Paolo...
  • Catholic laymen seize pagan idols from church and toss them in the Tiber!

    10/21/2019 11:05:50 PM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-22-2019 | Michael Del Bufalo
    Early this morning, some Catholic men entered St. Maria in Traspontina, near the Vatican, grabbed several of the wooden idols involved in the recent sacrilegious ceremonies and tossed them into the Tiber River.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-19, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2019 9:24:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNA ^ | 10-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 22 2019 Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21 Brothers and sisters:Through one man sin entered the world,and through sin, death,and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. If by that one person's transgression the many died,how much more did the grace of Godand the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christoverflow for the many.For if, by the transgression of the one,death came to reign through that one,how much more will those who receive the abundance of graceand the gift of justificationcome to reign in life...
  • Cardinal expresses disapproval of Amazon Synod’s pagan ritual: ‘Should be avoided’

    10/21/2019 8:06:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 21, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Cardinal expresses disapproval of Amazon Synod’s pagan ritual: ‘Should be avoided’ CARACAS, October 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Venezuelan cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, archbishop emeritus of Caracas, said that “syncretism” evident at a “pagan” ceremony witnessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican should have been “avoided entirely.” Syncretism is the incorporation of non-Christian rituals and beliefs into authentic Catholicism. While reaffirming that the primary mission of the Catholic Church is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, Cardinal Urosa referred to the Amazonian rituals that occurred at the Vatican gardens to kick off the Synod of the Amazon. As the pope...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Atheist Eco-Globalist Leads Climate Alarmist Brigade at Amazon Synod

    10/21/2019 7:48:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 21, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    [Catholic Caucus] Atheist Eco-Globalist Leads Climate Alarmist Brigade at Amazon Synod Hans Schellnhuber gives keynote speech in synod hall VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - A leading atheist climate scientist who advocates a one-world government and is asking countries to relinquish national sovereignty in favor of supranational institutions was the keynote speaker at the Amazon Synod on Monday. Laudato Sí Author Addresses Synod Fathers Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a significant contributor to Pope Francis' eco-encyclical Laudato Sí, addressed synod fathers on the alleged climate crisis facing humanity, reporters were told at Monday's press briefing.  The founder and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who was involved in...
  • Vatican Spokesman on the Drowning of the Pachamama Idols: "These people don't believe in dialogue."

    10/21/2019 7:37:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | October 21, 2019 | Mahound
    Vatican Spokesman on the Drowning of the Pachamama Idols: "These people don't believe in dialogue." LOL, as they say. At this morning's Synod press conference in Rome, Paolo Ruffini, the Vatican's Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, said that the men who removed the "Pachamama" idols from a sanctuary at Santa Maria in Traspontina and then threw them in the river Tiber "didn't believe in dialogue." He also said the act was an "insult" to indigenous peoples. If you are just now waking up, here's the background: A few hours ago, just before dawn, Rome time, at least two men, entered the Santa...
  • [Cath Cauc] Special De Mattei: The New Pact of the Catacombs: the fulfillment of Vatican II?

    10/21/2019 6:46:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 21, 2019 | Roberto de Mattei
    [Catholic Caucus] Special De Mattei: The New Pact of the Catacombs: the fulfillment of Vatican II? The secret testament of the Second Vatican Council has [now] become public and official. On October 20, 2019. in the Catacombs of the Domitilla ”The Pact for a poor servant Church”,  was solemnly renewed as stipulated on November 16, 1965 in the same place, by forty-two Council Fathers, some weeks before the conclusion of the Council Assembly. Monsignor Luigi Bettazzi, Emeritus Bishop of Ivrea, the only living signatory of the Pact of the  Catacombs, revealed that the 1965 text had been written by Monsignor...
  • Throwing the Pachamama idols in the River Tiber part 2

    10/21/2019 9:25:59 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2019 | Michael Del Bufalo
    This was done for only one reason: Our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, his blessed Mother, and everybody who follows Christ, are being attacked by members of our own Church. We do not accept this! We do not longer stay silent! We start to act NOW! Because we love humanity, we can not accept that people of a certain region should not get baptised and therefore are being denied entrance into heaven. It is our duty to follow the words of God like our holy Mother did. There is no second way of salvation. Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!...