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  • “The Dictator Pope”

    12/06/2017 7:52:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 6, 2017 | Robert Royal
    The title above is the name of a book that appeared Monday in English (after earlier publication in Italian) by a writer who has assumed a grand Renaissance pseudonym: Marcantonio Colonna (an admiral at Lepanto). He evidently could not publish under his real name, for fear of reprisals. But the case he lays out is largely convincing: that Pope Francis has carefully cultivated an image in public as the apostle of mercy, kindness, and openness; in private, he’s authoritarian, given to profanity-laced outbursts of anger, and manipulative in pursuing his agenda. This is hardly news, least of all in Rome....
  • [Catholic Caucus]‘Dictator Pope’ book causes stir in Rome

    12/05/2017 7:56:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 5, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderContent.css"); A woman walks past an anti-Pope Francis poster in Rome (Getty Images) The book, published under a pseudonym, makes numerous allegations about the Pope's behaviourA search is on for the author of a new book about the Pope which accuses him of being a “dictator”.Published on Kindle in English and in Italian, The Dictator Pope appears under the pseudonym “Marcantonio Colonna”, the name of an admiral who fought at the Battle of Lepanto.Colonna claims to be an Oxford-educated historian now based in Rome. His book tells the story of Francis’s pontificate, as well as his life before...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Dictator Pope: A Must-Read Book, Available Now

    12/04/2017 7:43:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 4, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    Last week, I offered a preview of a new book called The Dictator Pope, which bills itself as  “The inside story of the most tyrannical and unprincipled papacy of modern times.” In my sneak peek at the book, I said it was important and asked you to consider pre-ordering it, and you rose to the occasion. Today it debuted in English as an Amazon best-seller out of the gate, ranking #1 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Biographies > Popes & the Vatican, #2 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Catholicism, and rising about 500 spots to sit at #876...
  • Cath Cauc: Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate can't take postulants for 3 years

    12/03/2017 5:10:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 3, 2017 | Adfero
    Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate can't take postulants for 3 years (Discalced Carmelites benefit) The tragic story of Francis' all-but-suppression of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate is well known to our readers. The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, we have now learned, have been banned from accepting postulants for three years, on order of their commissioner.  One young lady who now cannot join those Sisters has found her new home as a Discalced Carmelite. Her story, published in the Huffington Post, of all places, is below. Kudos to the publication for giving this wonderful young woman a voice:  Young...
  • Cath Cauc: De Mattei: Cardinals Burke, Brandmüller and Müller and The Dictator Pope

    12/01/2017 2:24:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 29, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    Over the last few weeks three interviews from  prominent cardinals have appeared.  The first was released by Cardinal Walter Brandmüller  to Christian Geye and Hannes Hintermeier for the Frankfurter Allgmeine Zeitung on October 28th 2017; the second was given by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to Edward Pentin on November 14th  for The National Catholic Register; the third, to Cardinal Müller, appeared on November 26th in the Corriere della Sera, by Massimo Franco. Cardinal Brandmüller revealed his anxiety concerning the possible beginnings of a division in the Church. “ The fact alone that a petition with 870,000 signatures addressed to...
  • Cath Cauc “The Dictator Pope”: Mysterious New Book Looks “Behind the Mask” of Francis

    12/01/2017 8:37:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 30, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    A remarkable new book about the Francis papacy is set to be released in English this coming Monday, December 4th, after an Italian debut earlier this month that is rumored to have made quite a splash in Rome. Entitled, The Dictator Pope, it is described on the Amazon pre-order page as “The inside story of the most tyrannical and unprincipled papacy of modern times.” The book promises a look “behind the mask” of Francis, the alleged “genial man of the people,” revealing how he “consolidated his position as a dictator who rules by fear and has allied himself with the most corrupt...
  • North Korea CIVIL WAR: Kim scrambles to avoid uprising as family monuments targeted

    10/26/2017 4:41:47 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 44 replies
    EXPRESS ^ | October 21, 2017 | Joey Millar
    North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has ordered an increase in security at such sites as “hostile elements” within the hermit state deface the symbols. Statues and murals depicting the three Kim leaders have been targeted by citizens furious at the imbalance in the country. Kim has increased the number of monuments to his dynasty during his reign in an attempt to piggy-back on the popularity of previous leaders. But with famine and starvation frequently sweeping the country, there is a growing anger at Kim and his one-party government.
  • West Can Neither Live With nor Take Out North Korean Nukes

    07/13/2017 4:45:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    North Korea recently test-launched a long-range missile capable of reaching Alaska. When North Korea eventually builds a missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, it will double down on its well-known shakedown of feigning indifference to American deterrence while promising to take out Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle unless massive aid is delivered to Pyongyang. Kim Jong Un rightly assumes that wealthy Western nations would prefer to pay bribe money than suffer the loss of a city -- and that they have plenty of cash for such concessions. He is right that the medicine of taking out Kim's missiles...
  • THE POPE'S POWER [Catholic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 2:26:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | June 29, 2017 | Marco Tosatti
    Pope Francis was elected with a mandate to undertake institutional reform of the Vatican. But as curial reform has proved difficult, Francis seems to have made it a lower priority. Meanwhile, the corruption and inefficiency of the Curia have not prevented him from pursuing his higher priorities. Increasingly, when he has his own ends in view, Francis simply goes around the Curia—for good and ill. In four years as pope, Francis has instituted a deeply personal (some might say autocratic) regime that is without precedent in living memory. While the popes have always been absolute monarchs—at least theoretically—during the last...
  • A Dictator to Defeat Islam – Part II

    06/19/2017 1:39:38 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 19th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: End the Poofter War. What follows isn’t intended to promote the establishment of a temporary, unconstitutional dictator over the United States. Since we are 240 years or so too late to seriously consider an office which well-served Republican Rome for some 450 years, this squib is simply a thought experiment in free government. The American Constitution and traditions don’t allow for the collapse of enormous, unconstitutional power into the hands of one, or a few people. Or does it? The objectives of Poofter Wars are ill-defined or non-existent; without objectives, there is no practical end to Poofter War. The...
  • A Dictator to Defeat Islam – Part I

    06/12/2017 3:03:24 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 12th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In these two squibs, I’ll justify something that can never occur, the constitutional appointment of an American dictator to defeat our blood enemy, Islam. I’ve always disliked the term, “War on Terror.” It doesn’t convey what it should, a war on Islamic terror. In this ongoing, never-ending, politically correct poofter war, we send men and women around the world for apparently little purpose aside from bringing them home in caskets and filling our VA wards with a steady stream of amputees. While they diligently observe ridiculous ROE, the violation of which has landed good men in Leavenworth, judges open our...
  • Pope receives delegation from Nigerian Diocese of Ahiara [Catholic Caucus]

    06/10/2017 3:59:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 10, 2017 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) At an audience for a delegation from the Nigerian Diocese of Ahiara, Pope Francis said he had been “deeply saddened” by the refusal of the diocese to accept the Bishop appointed for them. During the audience, the Pope requested explicitly that the diocese receive Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, who was appointed to Ahiara by Pope Benedict in 2012. In his address to the delegation, the Holy Father, while asking pardon for the harsh language, said the Church in Ahiara “is like a widow for having prevented the Bishop from coming to the diocese.” He called to mind the...
  • Erdogan Signals To Extend Political War In Turkey, Abroad

    05/29/2017 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The Globe Post ^ | 5-23-17 | Abdullah Ayasun
    Turkey has literally become a party-state after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned to the party as its leader in a party congress on Sunday. He added the title of party leadership to his staggering presidential status, solidifying his already omnipresent mark on every layer of the party with the new move, making a de facto situation a de jure reality. He even did not wait for 2019 when the constitutional amendment approved by a popular vote last month takes effect, allowing the president also to retain party leadership. In the presence of a loyal constituency of the ruling Justice and...
  • Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France 'by decrees'?

    05/13/2017 5:41:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 May 2017 11:25 CEST+02:00
    Macron wants to pass a series of laws by decree in order to speed through reforms — and not everyone is happy about it. But can he actually do it? Macron, France’s soon to be youngest ever president at 39, has major plans for France, including a “simplification” of France’s labor laws and cuts to the public sector and public spending. But to bring these plans to action, the president-elect has said he will not wait for the backing of the French parliament — which he he is unlikely to get a majority in anyway. Instead Macron is planning to...
  • Venezuelan protesters tear down statue of Hugo Chavez

    05/07/2017 2:00:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Roughly one month ago I asked what the end game in Venezuela might look like as the country continues to spiral out of control. Judging by what’s been happening this weekend we may be getting close to an answer to that question. Despite the ramped up “militias” of President Nicolas Maduro and the dozens of people who have died in violent clashes between protesters and militia groups, starving and disaffected citizens continue to take to the streets. In one Venezuelan city, a statue of former dictator Hugo Chavez was torn down and smashed in the streets. (Video via the Daily...
  • Four Vatican Specialists Comment on Order of Malta Developments [Cath Cauc]

    05/03/2017 3:12:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    One Peter Five ^ | May 3, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    On Saturday, 29 April, the Order of Malta elected Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre as the new interim leader of the Order. He will reign for only year. During that year, the Vatican plans to reform the Order fundamentally, including changes to the governance requirements that would open the role of Grand Master to those not among the ranks of the professed Knights (who take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience), but instead from a larger pool of candidates within the Order. This 29 April event has put an end to the hopes of many Catholics that Fra’ Matthew Festing would be re-elected...
  • Knights of Malta have done the Vatican’s bidding and the stage is set for a power grab [Cath Cauc]

    05/01/2017 7:54:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 1, 2017 | Ed Condon
    The Knights of Malta have done the Vatican’s bidding – and the stage is set for a power grab by Ed Condon posted Monday, 1 May 2017 Knights of Malta walk in procession at Saturday's election in Rome (Getty) Many see the push for 'reform' as a way for one small group to seize control from anotherOn Saturday, the Council Complete of State of the Knights of Malta declined to elect a new Grand Master. Instead, they submitted to the express instructions of Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Pope Francis’s delegate, and elected a Lieutenant ad interim to govern the Order for...
  • 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,...
  • Knights of Malta members petition Pope for ‘reasonable explanation’ for meddling with Order

    04/27/2017 8:29:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 27, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Grassroots members of the Knights of Malta are directly petitioning Pope Francis as a crucial vote for a new leader looms on Saturday. Members are signing on to an open letter launched by Maltese Knight Dr. Paul J. Camarata. They say want answers to their “serious questions and misgivings” that have arisen after Francis reinstated within the order a fired condom promoter, forced the Order’s head to resign, and effectively removed their patron, Cardinal Raymond Burke, from his post. “The recent unfolding of serious events that have taken place over the past months regarding the Order of Malta have left...
  • 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...