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  • Archbishop Becciu: ‘Unthinkable’ for Order of Malta to Lose Its Religious Character

    05/05/2017 6:25:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 5, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    In May 5 comments to the Register following last week’s election of Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto as the Order’s new interim leader, Archbishop Angelo Becciu said “for a thousand years the Order of Malta has been considered ‘religious’” and so the idea it “would not be religious is unthinkable.”
  • Knights do battle over Order of Malta [Catholic Caucus]

    05/04/2017 2:45:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald | May 4, 2017 | Dan Hitchens
    “When you come to a fork in the road,” Yogi Berra is said to have recommended, “take it.” That is more or less what the Order of Malta have just done in their elections. The 56 voters had a choice between the old order, represented by previous Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing, and the reformist movement dominated by German knights, most prominently Albrecht von Boeselager.That is an oversimplification, of course; but the two sides certainly exist. The Festingites believe that the order’s constitution works tolerably well. They merely want to expand the order’s charitable work in 120 countries around the...
  • 'Stealthing' could be considered assault (removing condom during sex = 'rape-adjacent')

    05/02/2017 8:58:20 AM PDT · by jerod · 53 replies
    CBC News website ^ | May 02, 2017 | By Malone Mullin,
    'Stealthing' could be considered assault say experts about secret removal of condom during sex. Paper in Columbia Journal of Gender and Law examines little-known practice some say is 'rape-adjacent' Haley says she knows the trauma of sexual assault. The 20-year-old Edmonton woman says she has experienced multiple forms of it. But when she discloses the details of the latest instance, she says some people shrug it off. That's because Haley is referring to "stealthing," the secretive and non-consensual removal of a condom during otherwise consensual intercourse. (CBC has agreed to not publish Haley's full name as well as those of...
  • Coup de Grâce? With Election Imminent, Has An Ancient Chivalric Order ... [Cath Cauc]

    04/29/2017 11:12:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | April 28, 2017 | Michael Hichborn
    Coup de Grâce? With Election Imminent, Has An Ancient Chivalric Order Been Toppled From Within? This Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMoM) is going to elect its new Grand Master.  As preparations are being made for this election, anonymous sources within the Order have provided us with documentation, giving some depth and clarity on how it all came to this, who is behind it, and what it’s all about.Since December 2016, there have been rumors, accusations, firings, suspensions, investigations, and outright lies regarding the SMoM.  It all began when the Grand Chancellor, Albrecht von Boeselager,...
  • Leaked Report of Cardinal Burke Audience Reveals Background on Malta Crisis [Cath Cauc]

    04/28/2017 2:57:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 28, 2017 | Maike HIckson
    Podcast ArchiveOn iTunesOn StitcherPodcast RSS Feed Church NewsFeatured Leaked Report of Cardinal Burke Audience Reveals Background on Malta Crisis Maike Hickson April 28, 2017 0 Comments 83Shares Today, 28 April, the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net has published an important report written by a Maltese Knight about a recent audience with Cardinal Raymond Burke in which the (“de facto suspended“) Cardinal Patron revealed much of the background of the current crisis in the Order. Burke, who has not spoken publicly on the matter himself, revealed in this audience information pertinent to tomorrow’s scheduled election of a new Grand Master of the Order...
  • A disturbing sex trend called 'stealthing' is going viral

    04/28/2017 11:34:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 40 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 27, 2017 | Vincent Crivelli|
    Some call it stealthing, others calls it sexual assault. It’s a disturbing new trend with dangerous consequences. Men are taking off their condoms during sex without their partner’s knowledge, then bragging about it online. "To change this from a legal behavior to an illegal behavior, the legislature or the courts are going to have to further define what consent means,” Chamberlain said. The study also stated there is no record of a United States Court reviewing a case of stealthing. It did note foreign countries like Switzerland and Canada have prosecuted men for the act.
  • And by opposing, end them… [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 5:32:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    what's up with the synod ^ | April 27, 2017 | Hilary White
    The story of the Knights of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, Albrescht von Boeselager, Pope Francis, the condoms for “sex trade workers” in Malaysia and the multi-million dollar Swiss trust fund, just keeps getting better and better.Today, Pope Crankypants had a few snide comments about holy obedience…Something on your mind, holiness?Maybe this. “…He is a man with a spine, not put off by danger. A man who comes from fighting stock. A man who rose to the top of a complex and ancient chivalric order not through political calculation, but pure dedication and pluck.And today, we are happy to inform you...
  • Pope Stacks the Deck for the New Election of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order

    04/27/2017 9:09:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | April 26, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The Pope Stacks the Deck for the New Election of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order  Villa Malta on the Aventine (Rome) On the following Saturday, 29 April, the Grand Council of Sovereigns of the Sovereign Order of Malta will gather in Rome to form the "conclave", to elect a new Grand Master and Prince of the  Order -- the 80th. The election becomes necessary because Pope Francis, with a blatant act, forced the resignation of the reigning Grand Master without naming reasons and now intervenes massively in the election of the successor. Pope has dismissed the Grand Master and now wishes a successor of...
  • Ex Knights of Malta Head Defies Pope Order, Plans Rome Return

    04/26/2017 4:38:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/17 | Phillip Pullela
    The ousted Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Catholic charity will attend a meeting that could elect his successor, the group said on Wednesday, in a direct defiance of Pope Francis' order for him to stay away. A spokesperson for the Knights said Matthew Festing, who resigned on Jan. 24, had informed the group that he would come to the meeting this Saturday at its headquarters in Rome. It was not clear if he would stand for re-election, as some of his supporters have urged him to. On April 15, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Vatican's deputy secretary of state,...
  • Exclusive: Order of Malta Projects Distributed Abortifacients, Says Leaked Report {Cath Cauc]

    04/26/2017 3:30:39 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 26, 2017 | Dan Hitchens
    The 2016 report also said Malteser International's official policy was 'inconsistent with Church teaching.' A 2016 internal report into Malteser International found that some projects were distributing contraceptives which could cause abortion.The report, seen by the Catholic Herald, was written by three leading bioethicists: Dr Peter Weir, Professor Luke Gormally and Professor John Haas. It was sent to hundreds of Order of Malta members around the world.The Order of Malta, of which Malteser International (MI) is part, commissioned the report in 2015, after concerns were raised about possible distribution of contraceptives by MI projects.The report’s authors stated: “We have been informed that...
  • The Knights of Malta Have an Extra Grand Elector. The Pope [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 10:27:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 25, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The Knights of Malta Have an Extra Grand Elector. The Pope > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*To some, the interdict brought down by the pope on the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra' Matthew Festing, seemed to be going too far. To others, not far enough.The fact is that for 7pm on Thursday, April 27, on the eve of his journey to Egypt, Francis has convened at Casa Santa Marta a hefty representation of the members of the Order who have come to Rome to appoint their new superior...
  • Interdict on the Former Grand Master. The Pope Forbids Him To Set Foot in Rome [Catholic Caucus]

    04/18/2017 11:49:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    Interdict on the Former Grand Master. The Pope Forbids Him To Set Foot in Rome > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*For April 29, a meeting has been scheduled in Rome of the Council Complete of State among the Professed Knights, the organ that according to statute will proceed with the election of the new Grand Master of the Order of Malta.As is known, the previous Grand Master, Fra' Matthew Festing of England, delivered his resignation on January 24 into the hands of Pope Francis, in obedience to his command.Since then, the supreme...
  • Knights of Malta. The Double Truth About That 30 Million [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 5:33:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Sandro Magister ^ | March 28, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The reply of Eugenio Ajroldi di Robbiate, director of the communications office of the Order of Malta, to what was published on March 23 by Settimo Cielo on “the mystery of those 30 million Swiss francs,” has not been passed over in silence by other knights of the Order, closer to the mental workings of former Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing, forced to hand in his resignation last January 24 to Pope Francis in person. This is what is attested to in the following letter, from a person very well-informed on the affairs of the Order, rich in information that...
  • German Newspaper Investigates Mysterious Trust Connected to Order of Malta [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 11:17:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Germany’s mass-selling Bild newspaper has reported that the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accepted a 30 million Swiss franc donation ($31 million) on behalf of the Order from what Bild calls “a dubious trust” in Geneva. Boeselager denies any wrongdoing. The Grand Chancellor told the newspaper that over a seven-year period, the Order would be drawing 30 million Swiss francs from the fund, which Bild calls by its acronym CPVG. So far, the Order has received 3 million francs from the trust, whose existence the Register first brought to public attention in January....
  • CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD PROMOTES AND DISTRIBUTES CONDOMS (Cath Cauc)

    02/22/2017 3:37:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 22, 2017 | Michael Hichborn
    The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) has long been suspected of being involved in the distribution and promotion of condoms. In this comprehensive report, the Lepanto Institute confirms these suspicions by reviewing the philosophy of its leadership, its own documents, and government reports. What is clear is that CMMB is not only philosophically in favor of the promotion of condoms, but is actively involved in the distribution of them as well. The Leadership The former president of the Catholic Medical Mission Board is John Galbraith. Galbraith became the president and CEO of CMMB in the year 2000, and served in...
  • It's Official - The Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing resigns from office [Catholic Caucus]

    01/28/2017 10:09:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Order of Malta ^ | January 28, 2017 | Order of Malta
    The Sovereign Council, the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta, met this afternoon in the Magistral Palace in Rome. On the agenda was the resignation from Office of Grand Master presented by Fra’ Matthew Festing, in accordance with article 16 of the Constitution of the Order of Malta. The Sovereign Council accepted his resignation from office. Conforming to the Constitution, the Pope has been notified of the resignation of Fra’ Matthew Festing, which will be communicated to the 106 Heads of State with whom the Order has diplomatic relations. In accordance with Article 17 of the Constitution, the Grand...
  • TOLDYA: Grand Master Festing’s Resignation Coerced, Ties To Faggots Leaked By Team Bergoglio

    01/27/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | January 27, 2017 | Ann Barnhardt
    Well, well, well. Overnight more details emerged, confirming what I wrote yesterday. First, Edward Pentin, who is almost single-handedly “saving Catholicism from itself” with his reportage, as one very solid priest friend put it, has details of the secret meeting in which Antipope Bergoglio illegally coerced Grand Master Festing into “resigning”. Excerpted from RorateCaeli: The Pope summoned Fra’ Festing to the Vatican on Jan. 24 on the strict instruction not to let anyone know about the audience — a modus operandi that has been used frequently during this pontificate, the Register has learned. During the meeting, Francis asked Fra’ Festing...
  • The Knights Who Won’t Retreat

    01/11/2017 5:58:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/11/17 | Dan Hitchens
    Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the more improbable success stories of the 21st-century Church. Founded in 1099 to provide hospital care and military defence in the Holy Land, it has retained much of its medieval tradition and ceremony. But it has also, by gradual reform, become a powerhouse of international aid. More than 100,000 members, medical staff and volunteers are offering practically every form of charitable assistance around the world, from handing out sandwiches to the homeless...
  • Lepanto Institute Podcast s01 e06 [Boeselager and Vatican are lying.]

    01/08/2017 1:33:30 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 170106 | Michael Hichborn
    A campaign of lies and misdirection is being waged against Cardinal Burke and the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta. Be sure to listen to this week's podcast to understand what's REALLY going on.
  • Pope launches investigation of Knights of Malta after they fired top official over condom scandal

    12/22/2016 8:47:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 22, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis has appointed a commission to investigate the recent removal of a top Knights of Malta official who allegedly oversaw the distribution of condoms in the developing world. Jesuit canon lawyer Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, Italian Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, and senior members of the Order of Malta have been appointed to "quickly inform the Holy See" about the situation. Earlier this month, Albrecht von Boeselager was fired from his post as Grand Chancellor on the grounds that he violated his promise of obedience. He refused to resign even though his superiors asked him to, thus violating his vow of obedience...