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  • Conservative Theologians Accuse Pope of Spreading Heresy

    09/23/2017 3:52:08 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 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 · 5 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Burke: ‘urgency’ to resolve dubia ‘weighs very heavily on my heart’

    09/23/2017 3:36:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Two of the four dubia Cardinals seeking moral clarity from Pope Francis over his controversial teachings on marriage and family have died. But this will not stop the remaining two cardinals from continuing the “important work of resolving the dubia,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the dubia signers, in a new interview.  In a wide-ranging interview with the Diocese of Parramatta’s Catholic Outlook, Burke said the “urgency of a response to the dubia derives from the harm done to souls by the confusion and error, which result, as long as the fundamental questions raised are not answered in accord...
  • [Catholic Caucus] FR. JAMES MARTIN: EX-GAYS DON’T LEAD FULLY ‘INTEGRATED LIFE’

    09/23/2017 3:12:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 23, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Jesuit Fr. James Martin, well-known for his attempts to normalize homosexuality in the Church, claims ex-gays lead a less "integrated life" than current gays. In an August 29 interview with Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man engaged to his male partner, Martin said: I know just for the record that a lot of the people who are critiquing me online are self-professed ... former gays. So it's a lot of former gay people. And I would say that there's a lot of conflict going on. So it's sad because what happens is their own junk inside gets focused outwards on people who...
  • Pope to EU Churches: Combat intolerance against migrants

    09/23/2017 10:10:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | September 22, 2017 | News.Va (Official Vatican Network)
    Pope Francis on Friday urged Churches in Europe to step up efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and refugees. The pope’s words came in a meeting with national migration directors under the auspices of the Council of European Bishops Conferences or CCEE. He said he was saddened to see that Catholic communities in Europe were also defensive and unwelcoming towards migrants, justifying their attitudes on grounds of conserving their cultural and religious identity.Listen:  Pope Francis said we must recognize and understand this sense of unease, in light of the economic crisis which has left deep wounds in...
  • Begotten Son

    09/23/2017 9:31:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 08-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Begotten Son Jesus Christ shares in the nature of the Father from whom all fatherhood has its origin Msgr. Charles Pope 8/23/2017 Question: In the Nicene Creed, a line confuses me about Jesus: “... the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.” If Jesus was eternally with the Father before his incarnation, how can we say he is “begotten … before all ages”? His physical body was only conceived in time. — Richard Smith, Garden Valley, Idaho Answer: You imply by your question that only human beings are begotten, and this somehow is tied only to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Francis Want Ethics of the Rich? By Father Reto Nay

    09/23/2017 8:14:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 23, 2017 | Fr. Reto Nay
    The webpage of the German Bishops katholisch.de explained on September 20, that Pope Francis dismantled the Family Institute in Rome, in order to turn it into a "think tank for Amoris Laetitia", Francis' document, which, in contradiction to the Gospel, demands Holy Communion for adulterers. The article is written by chief-editor Thomas Jansen. He argues that Francis punished the Family Institute because its professors criticised Francis' arguments at the last Synod of the Family. For Jansen it is clear that the orientation of the Institute was "too conservative", by which he means, "too Catholic". He suggests that Francis intends replacing...
  • The Next Scandal in the Church?

    09/23/2017 7:22:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 23, 2017 | William Kilpatrick
    In a recent article, Fr. James Schall, S.J. argues that “The only real way to eliminate the historic aggressiveness of Islam is to convert its believers.” Yet if you had to bet, “the conversion of the world to Islam is, in the long run, more likely than its conversion to Christianity.” From a purely human perspective, the conversion of Muslims is a tall order. It’s not just that Islam is a tough nut to crack, it’s also that some today – usually Catholics – have an aversion to conversion. (Even the pope had denounced “proselytism.”) In good multicultural fashion, they...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bergoglio's overreach with the tolerance of perverts exposes his hypocrisy ...

    09/22/2017 9:34:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 22, 2017 | Vox Cantoris
    Bergoglio's overreach with the tolerance of perverts exposes his hypocrisy. Is James Martin next? There were remarks made yesterday by Jorge Bergoglio, the man thrust upon the Chair of St. Peter by malefactors, on the matter of child abuse. Edward Pentin reported on Twitter that the Vatican media were instructed only to report the "prepared text" on the abuse of minors. The Bergoglian regime has learnt well from Peron on the manipulation of the truth and the control of the message. Too bad it can't hide from Internet reality. After some blowback they relented that the casual remarks would need...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Linus, Pope/Martyr; Commem. St Thecla, Virgin/Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/22/2017 9:27:33 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble THE lives of the first Vicars of Christ are buried in a mysterious obscurity; just as the foundations of a monument built to defy the ravages of time are concealed from view. To be the supports of the everlasting Church is a sufficient glory: sufficient to justify our confidence in them, and to awaken our gratitude. Let us leave the learned to discuss certain points in the following short Legend; as for ourselves, we will rejoice with the Church on this feast, and pay our loving veneration to the humble and gentle Pontiff, who was the first...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Begin Novena in Honor of the Guardian Angels

    09/22/2017 9:22:41 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    Read/print the novena here.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-17, M, St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

    09/22/2017 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2017 Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest Reading 1 1 Tm 6:13-16Beloved:I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,and before Christ Jesus,who gave testimony under Pontius Pilatefor the noble confession,to keep the commandment without stain or reproachuntil the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christthat the blessed and only rulerwill make manifest at the proper time,the King of kings and Lord of lords,who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light,and whom no human being has seen or can see.To him be honor and eternal power. Amen. Responsorial Psalm Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5R....
  • Catholic Caucus: A NOBLE BEAUTY (the Traditional Latin Mass) – Exclusive interview with...

    09/22/2017 6:27:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    o clarim ^ | September 22, 2017 | Aurelio Porfiri
    A NOBLE BEAUTY – Exclusive interview with Dr Peter Kwasniewski We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, a document released by Pope Benedict XVI that liberalized the use of the pre-Vatican II Missal. If we want to know something more about the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the pre Vatican II Mass), we could read Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness (2017, Angelico Press) by Peter Kwasniewski, a very well known scholar in the field of liturgy. Dr Peter Kwasniewski, choirmaster at the Wyoming Catholic College (USA), certainly presents very strong arguments to defend...
  • Pope Francis Strongly Criticises Catholics Who Refuse to Accept Migrants

    09/22/2017 4:47:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/22/17 | Staff Reporter
    The Pope said he was concerned about 'signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia' in EuropePope Francis has criticised Catholics who refuse to accept migrants and refugees into their countries, saying they often cite an ill-defined “‘moral obligation’ to preserve the original cultural and religious identity” of their nations. The “temptation of exclusivism and cultural fortification” has arisen among Catholics at times in the past, “but the Holy Spirit always helped us to overcome it, guaranteeing a constant opening to the other,” the Pope said during a meeting with the directors of migrant and refugee services from the bishops’ conferences of...
  • What Happened at the Vatican’s Bio-Extinction Conference

    09/22/2017 4:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/21/17 | Stefano Gennarini
    A conference sponsored by two pontifical academies embraced a kind of environmental determinism that looks at human reproduction as a mere bio-technical issue.A papal commission is reviewing Humanae Vitae ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Some worry the commission is part of a conspiracy to change the teaching of the Church on spousal love and procreation. It’s hard to say. On the positive side, a review of Blessed Paul VI’s final encyclical could clear away many misconceptions about the magisterial teaching on the transmission of life, chief among them the notion that the Church should sanction population control to...
  • Syrian Christians Advance Against IS in De-Facto Capital Raqqa

    09/22/2017 4:37:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 9/20/17 | Karlos Zurutuza
    The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.Getting to the headquarters of Syriac fighters in Raqqa involves driving mostly across a desert. The route is exhausting and not entirely safe but, for the time being, it's the only chance to avoid the area still under the control of the Islamic State (IS). Once in the south western outskirts of the city, you just have to follow your ear: the base of the Syriac Military Council (MFS) is right next...
  • State of the Bible [survey excerpts]

    09/22/2017 1:25:03 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    American Bible Society ^ | September 22, 2017, 04:14:22 PM | American Bible Society
    American Bible Society State of the Bible Research conducted among U.S. adults February 2017 Practicing Protestant, practicing Catholic: practicing Christians are those who identify as either Protestant or Catholic , who at tend a religious service at least once a month and who say their faith is very important in their lives. [See note on first comment.] Adults who read the Bible daily account for 16% of the total adult population, followed by 14% who read several times a week, 7% do so once a week, 7% about once a month, and 6% read it three to four times a...
  • The Pope of Islam

    09/22/2017 11:55:14 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | September 22, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    As if he weren’t already committed enough to foolish false charity and willful ignorance regarding the jihad threat, Pope Francis on Wednesday met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has been linked to the financing of jihad terror.
  • Pope: in Europe "signs of rejection" of migrants also among Catholics

    09/22/2017 11:18:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Asia News ^ | September 22, 2017 | unknown
    Even in Europe and among Catholic communities, there is "repression and rejection of migrants", "signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia" in some parts of the continent. The warning comes from Pope Francis as he received the national directors of pastoral care for migrants, attending the meeting promoted by the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) being held in Rome. Francis noted that this "unease" should be recognized and understood in the light of a historic moment marked by the economic crisis, which has left deep wounds. This unease has also been exacerbated by the scale and composition of migratory flows,...
  • Is the Vatican Slouching toward Wickedness?

    09/22/2017 9:57:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    American Life League ^ | September 15 | Judie Brown
    The situation in Vatican City continues to deteriorate, as news abounds of alliances not quite in harmony with Church teaching. Most recently we learned that “Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet, who sponsored a bid to allow legal abortion, will be one of the speakers at a November conference organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.” At the same time, we are learning more about the newly appointed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life. One of them is a defender of remarried Catholic divorcees living in adultery. Her name is Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier, a biblical theologian who also defends homosexual marriages....