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  • Pope Francis prays that women be handed more leadership roles in the Church

    10/09/2020 6:27:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 9, 2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis prays that women be handed more leadership roles in the Church ‘We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made,’ the Pope said in his October prayer intention. VATICAN CITY, October 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis’ October prayer intention is for more roles of responsibility for lay people, especially women, in the institutions of the Catholic Church. His prayer comes at a time when some Church leaders, especially in the German Church, are advocating for the ordination of females to the diaconate and even the priesthood, a position incompatible with perennial Church teaching. Moreover,...
  • Resisting the Spiritual Arm of the New World Order

    10/06/2020 10:17:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Pilgrim Priest ^ | October 5, 2020 | Fr. David Nix
    Resisting the Spiritual Arm of the New World Order In a recent letter found on Marco Tosatti s blog, Archbishop Vigan writes:In recent days it has been reported in the news that the Jesuits in America have received grants of nearly two million dollars (over four years) from George Soros, and it seems that the same agreement between the Holy See and the Chinese Communist regime has been financed by large annual donations from Beijing to the Vatican coffers that are in a disastrous state. The fact that the Church fell prostrate before the lockdown, suspending liturgical celebrations and closing...
  • A summary of the Popes new encyclical on human fraternity

    10/05/2020 9:42:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 5, 2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and John-Henry Westen
    A summary of the Pope’s new encyclical on ‘human fraternity’ Tutti Fratelli promotes ‘global governance’ when it comes to migration, says there’s a need to prevent the United Nations 'from being delegitimized,' and doubles down on the Pope's opposition to the death penalty. It also suggests adherents to all different religions are beneficial to society. VATICAN CITY, October 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews)  ― In his new encyclical, Pope Francis calls for a “new world” in which all men and women are brothers and sisters.  The long document—287 articles laid out in 8 chapters—transmits the Argentinian pontiff’s philosophy of “fraternity” and his...
  • Bishop Guo Xijin: I resign because I am incompetent and not in step with the times

    10/05/2020 4:22:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Asia News ^ | October 5, 2020 | Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin
    Bishop Guo Xijin: I resign because I am incompetent and not in step with the times The speech given by the bishop of Mindong announcing his resignation from all public office, retiring to a life of prayer. Now the diocese is entrusted to Msgr. Zhan Silu, known to be very ambitious. Mindong (AsiaNews) - "I am incompetent", "I have no talent", "I am not in step with the times", "I do not want to be an obstacle to progress": these are some of the reasons that Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin listed in his speech delivered yesterday at his last public...
  • Auto-Referential Francis: New Record In Self-Citations

    10/05/2020 10:27:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 5, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Auto-Referential Francis: New Record In Self-Citations The blogger Sharon Kabel analysed Francis most recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti regarding its quotations and their length.The result: 60% of the 288 quotations - nearly 180 - are taken from previous Francis statements followed with a large distance by quotations from Benedict XVI and John Paul II, each with about only twenty quotations.It may come in Francis' defence that the encyclical was likely not written by him, but by some of his flatterers.Ironically, a recurring Francis mantra is his warning against an "auto-referential Church."
  • Op-Ed: "A Marx-inspired Pope who is setting the Church adrift: Now even the secular press cannot deny the obvious"

    10/05/2020 9:27:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 5, 2020 | Max del Papa
    Op-Ed: "A Marx-inspired Pope who is setting the Church adrift: Now even the secular press cannot deny the obvious" Chiesa e Post ConcilioOctober 5, 2020[Translated Op-ed] There is a joke going around: the Chinese are a bit embarrassed about being received in the Vatican because Bergoglio is too much of a Communist. A clich, indeed, but every clich reveals a bit of truth and more than a bit here we have a load of it: there must be a reason: if the Argentine Pope has been adopted by the left as the last hope of repainted Marxism; if he...
  • Cardinal Zen on China: There is Nothing More to Do Other Than Prayer

    10/03/2020 10:16:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 2, 2020 | Bree A. Dail
    Cardinal Zen on China: There is Nothing More to Do Other Than Prayer Cardinal Zen has criticized the lack of transparency over the Vaticans handling of China. VATICAN CITY Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun returned to Hong Kong from Rome Sunday, after seeking a meeting with Pope Francis. The purpose for the trip, he told the Register, was primarily to advocate for the elevation and installation of a new bishop successor in a city facing ongoing protests and a strong-armed response from the Chinese Communist Party-backed regional government. The 88-year old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong told the Register...
  • Pope Hires Then Fires Dodgy Top Dogs

    10/03/2020 7:41:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 2, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan
    Pope Hires Then Fires Dodgy Top Dogs Vigan speaks to sacking of scandal-plagued cardinal Much has been written in recent days about yet another Vatican scandal, this time involving Cdl. AngeloBecciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Faced with accusations that still have to be proven, Jorge Mario Bergoglio's response seemed to be dictated more by anger than by love of truth, more by a delusion of omnipotence than by the will for justice in any case, by a serious, despotic abuse of authority. Cdl. Angelo Becciu (Photo: CNS/Junno Arocho Esteves) From this point of view, we...
  • Vigan: Amid Vatican scandals, Pope Francis has dealt the most devastating blows to Papacy, Church

    10/02/2020 6:51:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 2, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Vigan: Amid Vatican scandals, Pope Francis has dealt the most devastating blows to Papacy, Church The operation we have been witnessing for the past seven terrible years is clearly aimed at the destruction of the Catholic institution, through the loss of credibility, disaffection and disgust for the actions and unworthy behavior of its members' Lightning strikes the Vatican, Feb. 11, 2013, hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. October 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) Archbishop Vigan today published a statement in Italy about the current crisis at the Vatican with regard to Cardinal Angelo Becciu and his sudden dismissal. In...
  • Vatican Defends Deal with the Devil

    09/29/2020 3:08:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 29, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican Defends Deal with the Devil Cdl. Parolin: 'Concordat is pastoral not political' VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Vatican's second-in-command is defending the Holy See's deal with China,a day beforeU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to shame Pope Francis for wanting to renew the controversial concordat. Cdl. Zen pleads with Francis not to appoint a pro-China bishop Pre-empting Pompeo's speech on religious freedom, to be delivered at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See on Tuesday, Vatican Secretary of State Cdl. Pietro Parolin as part of a Vatican News report justified the pact as pastoral. "The goal...
  • Pope Snubs Pompeo to Woo Beijing, Biden

    09/28/2020 6:41:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 28, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Snubs Pompeo to Woo Beijing, Biden Francis slams door on Cdl. Zen as Italian bishops back China VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis, esteemed for his embrace of "human fraternity," has reportedly refused to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or dissident Chinese cardinal Joseph Zen a week before publishing his encyclical Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers).Cdl. Zen was refused a papal welcome in the Vatican on Monday Vatican Secretary of State Cdl. Pietro Parolin told U.S. diplomats that the pontiff was canceling his meeting with Pompeo because it might signal support for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, La Repubblica reported...
  • Pope Francis Will Not Receive Pompeo in His Visit to Italy

    09/28/2020 7:13:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    Telesur ^ | September 27, 2020 | Telesur
    Pope Francis Will Not Receive Pompeo in His Visit to Italy According to experts, relations between the Vatican and the U.S. have experienced an extraordinary hardening in recent days Pope Francis Sunday announced that he will not receive the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who will visit Italy next week, because "that could influence the U.S. election campaign." RELATED:Pope Francis Demands To Reduce Sanctions Against Countries Although in October 2019, The Pope received Pompeo at the Vatican, the Holiness assured that "on this occasion, I will not meet with political personalities amid electoral campaigns to avoid any kind of...
  • CARDINAL ZEN COMES TO ROME TO MEET THE POPE, WHO HAS NO TIME FOR HIM.

    09/27/2020 7:10:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Stilum Curiae ^ | September 27, 2020 | Marco Tossati
    CARDINAL ZEN COMES TO ROME TO MEET THE POPE, WHO HAS NO TIME FOR HIM. 27 Settembre 2020 Pubblicato da Marco Tosatti Lascia il tuo commento Marco Tosatti Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, yesterday I met with Cardinal Joseph Zen, who came to Rome on purpose from Hong Kong for a visit limited to only 120 hours, just four days in order to see the reigning Pontiff and speak to him about the Church in Hong Kong.The cardinal, who is 88, left Rome this morning without having an audience with the reigning Pontiff. If the human...
  • Breaking Form, Pope "Decapitates" A Cardinal With Becciu's Exile, A Monster Vatican Precedent

    09/26/2020 12:57:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Whispers in the Logia ^ | September 25, 2020 | Rocco Palmo
    Breaking Form, Pope "Decapitates" A Cardinal With Becciu's Exile, A Monster Vatican Precedent n a 2016 interview with his hometown paper, Pope Francis toldLa Nacinone key to his governing style:"I don't cut off heads," he said. "I've never liked doing that."Yet now, the pontiff has done just that, effectively stripping one of his inner circle of the red hat in stunning, dramatic fashion.At 8pm Thursday in Rome, the Holy See Press Office slipped out a very late, one-sentence addendum to the noontime Bollettino, stating that Francis had "accepted the resignation of the office of Prefect of the Congregation for...
  • Breaking: Top Vatican cardinal resigns, relinquishes rights as cardinal

    09/24/2020 5:11:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 24, 2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Breaking: Top Vatican cardinal resigns, relinquishes rights as cardinal The Vatican released a terse statement that gave no indication why Becciu resigned. The Vatican released a terse statement that gave no indication why Becciu resigned. VATICAN CITY, September 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A cardinal closely associated with the Theodore McCarrick scandal has resigned from his post and given up his rights as a cardinal.  According to a tersely worded note from the Vatican released minutes ago, “the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu from his role as the Prefect of the Congregation of the Cause of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "A pope would be schismatic... 'if he if he were to change all the liturgical rites of the Church that have been upheld by apostolic tradition'." (Francisco Surez / Klaus Gamber)

    09/22/2020 3:38:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | unknown; but reposted 9-22-20 | Klaus Gamber
    [Catholic Caucus] "A pope would be schismatic... 'if he if he were to change all the liturgical rites of the Church that have been upheld by apostolic tradition'." (Francisco Surez / Klaus Gamber) Only four years had passed since the publication of the new Missal when Pope Paul VI surprised the Catholic world with a new Ordo Miss, dated April 6, 1969. The revision made in 1965 did not touch the traditional liturgical rite. In accordance with the mandate of Article 50 of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, it had been primarily concerned with removing some later additions to...
  • Cardinal Parolin: Vatican and China Have Common Intentions to Renew Agreement

    09/14/2020 12:29:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 14, 2020 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Parolin: Vatican and China Have Common Intentions to Renew Agreement Observers say the contentious deal will likely continue on a provisional basis. VATICAN CITY The Holy See and China intend to renew their provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, said Monday. The agreement, which is subject to revision this month, will expire in October, the cardinal said, but added that the common intentions are to continue with its renewal, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Cardinal Parolin, who spearheaded talks that led to the agreement on Sept. 22,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Ecclesia Dei" About to Be Dissolved

    09/11/2020 12:05:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 11, 2020 | Gloriia TV
    [Catholic Caucus] "Ecclesia Dei" About to Be Dissolved The former commission Ecclesia Dei which was established in 1988 for the Old Liturgy, and turned into a section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in January 2019 is going to disappear definitely in October, writes MarcoTosatti.com (September 10).The section is currently led by French Monsignor Patrick Descourtieux. Tosatti considers this a step towards dismantling the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.One consequence will be that Old Rite communities will end up under the authority of the Congregation for the Religious lead by Cardinal Joo Braz De Aviz who is known...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Argentinian bishop threatens to punish priests for giving Communion on tongue

    09/01/2020 6:52:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 1, 2020 | Martin Brger
    [Catholic Caucus] Argentinian bishop threatens to punish priests for giving Communion on tongue Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig had previously closed down his diocesan seminary for the same reason. SAN RAFAEL, Argentina, August 31, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) The Argentinian bishop who recently closed down his diocesan seminary for distributing Holy Communion on the tongue has now threatened his priests with canonical sanctions. As reported by Catholic News Agency (CNA), Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig warned in a message dated August 20 that priests who have acted with disobedience toward his decree mandating the distribution of Holy Communion in the hand have caused...
  • Heroes and Villains

    08/23/2020 3:46:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Christian Order ^ | February 2020 | The Editor
    Heroes and Villains "The days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction." - Bishop Jenky (sermon, Peoria, Illinois, 18 April 2012) We must pray daily for a pope who subscribes to the above view because he himself believes. The present one, a putative Catholic with whom we are stuck until he converts, resigns, dies or is deposed, calls not for heroic but docile 'Catholics'; those prepared to "live and let live," as commended in his Top Ten Tips for a Happy Life....