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  • Soon Oath of Blind Obedience to Bergoglio

    02/19/2018 3:56:29 AM PST · by JosephJames · 56 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | February 14, 2018 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    In preparation to take away the Most Holy Eucharist in all the public Catholic churches in the world by way of a mandatory invalid ecumenical mass, there are many indications that for the first time ever, all deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals will have to take an OATH OF TOTAL FIDELITY TO BERGOGLIO, NOT TO CHRIST, as has always been done in the past during the Chrism Mass, on Wednesday (March 28, 2018) of Holy Week (or Thursday in some diocese). In all probability, this will be the beginning of the greatest schism in the history of the Catholic Church....
  • Roosevelt announces “court-packing” plan - February 5, 1937

    02/05/2018 12:33:28 PM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal. During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal...
  • Brzezinski Questions Clapping for ‘Great Dictator’ Trump at State of the Union

    01/31/2018 7:03:07 AM PST · by Magnatron · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 31, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday questioned whether lawmakers should have clapped for President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address, referring to the president as the "greatest dictator."
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Curial Sidelines

    12/30/2017 6:34:11 AM PST · by ebb tide
    First Things ^ | December 29, 2017 | P.J. Smith
    I suspect the employees of the Roman Curia have come to view the pope’s annual Christmas greetings much as Seinfeld’s George Costanza viewed Festivus. Francis’s 2014 address was, if not an Airing of Grievances, then something very near it, as the pope detailed fifteen—fifteen!—“curial diseases.” In 2015, Francis wished his closest collaborators a merry Christmas with a lengthy, gloomy rundown of “curial antibiotics,” via an acrostic analysis of the Latin word misericordia. (The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy had kicked off a couple of weeks before Francis’s address, which explains why misericordia was on his mind.) In 2016, the pope returned...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Maradiaga Financial Scandal: Pope Has Ordered Investigation

    12/27/2017 5:22:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | December 27, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Last Thursday was not very pleasant for all those present in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace, and really not desirable for anyone. For the curia workers, because they had to anticipate, the new "gift" of a renewed chastisement from the Pope for Christmas. But also for Pope Francis, because on the same morning the weekly magazine L'Espresso (comparable to the Spiegel/Time Magazine) with a dossier of one of the closest pope confidants and personal friends, the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, this was anything but good. Cathedral of Tegucigalpa While Francis did in the Sala Clementina, that which the Curials had already feared - bludgeoning them...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Has Turned into a Surveillance State

    12/27/2017 11:15:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 27, 2017 | Gloria TV
    The level of control over emails, landlines and even on some categories of mobile phones in the Vatican is reaching levels “that would be envied even by North Korea” according to Marco Tosatti.Writing on his blog (December 21) Tosatti points out that during his Christmas speech Francis openly threatened the Curia. According to Tosatti these words “would not have been different if they had been pronounced in the 1970s by a Chinese Communist Party secretary.”For Tosatti this is a sign that the level of discomfort in the Curia grows, apart from the tops of the dicasteries, now almost completely named...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Message to Roman Curia: Big Humble is watching

    12/22/2017 4:03:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 22, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake…On December 21st, various cardinals and superiors of the Roman Curia gathered in the Sala Clementina for the annual Christmas Address; a message intended not just for those in attendance, but for all who work there.For many among the Curial staff, this isn’t exactly the most wonderful time of the year.Recall, if you will, the Bergoglian Christmas Addresses of years past as Francis used those occasions to diagnose the body’s assorted “diseases” and to berate its members.It was in this environment – one described by insiders with increasing frequency as...
  • “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 ^ | 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...