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  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Payback

    10/15/2019 10:30:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 15, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Payback Fall-out from the raid Secular media is confirming Church Militant's report last week that the recent Vatican raid centers on hundreds of millions of dollars misappropriated by the Secretariat of State. The alleged crime took place under Cdl. Angelo Becciu, a papal ally promoted to cardinal last year by Pope Francis. When Becciu worked as deputy Secretary of State, he authorized the purchase of this property on 60 Sloane Avenue in London for a price equalling more than $200 million. The problem? The money was taken from Peter's Pence, the pope's annual collection meant to be used towards the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Giani Was Fired for Having Executed Francis’ Orders

    10/15/2019 9:39:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 15, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Giani Was Fired for Having Executed Francis’ Orders Domenico Giani, the Vatican Gendarmery's ex-commander, is a victim of palace intrigues, Marco Tosatti writes (October 16).The October 1, raid Giani’s gendarmery performed at the top-secret economic section of the Secretary of State was only the opportunity to get rid of him.This section administers more money than the Vatican Bank. According to Tosatti, not even Francis has access to it.The raid was ordered by Francis who has a history of disavowing those who execute his orders, Tosatti writes.He lists Cardinal Pell whom Francis named a Secretary for the Economy in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Head of Police Steps Down After Memo Leak

    10/14/2019 10:59:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 14, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Head of Police Steps Down After Memo Leak Source: This was payback for the raid of the Secretariat of State VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Two weeks after a confidential Vatican memo was leaked to the press, the head of the Vatican's national police force has stepped down. The Holy See Press Office made the announcement Monday morning regarding Domenico Giani, commander of the Vatican's national police force: In order to assure the proper serenity of the ongoing investigation, coordinated by the Promoter of Justice and carried out by the Gendarmerie, since the perpetrator of the external circulation of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Warns New Cardinals They Must Be Loyal to Him

    10/09/2019 2:27:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 8, 2019 | Brian McCall
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Warns New Cardinals They Must Be Loyal to Him On October 5, 2019, the day before the opening of the infamous Amazon Synod, Pope Francis made 13 new cardinals in a consistory. America Magazine bragged upon announcement of the new cardinals that they were made in Francis’ own “image.” In addition to further packing the Sacred College with radicals and modernists who will choose the next supreme pontiff, Francis took the opportunity to engage in his favorite pastime, attacking his critics.As reported by The Tablet, Francis played the disloyalty card against the few prelates who have shown...
  • Cath Cauc-Francis-appointed bishop urges Catholics not to oppose violent feminists who attack ...

    10/07/2019 7:38:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 7, 2019 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis-appointed bishop urges Catholics not to oppose violent feminists who attack churches, defends feminists October 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The archbishop of La Plata, Argentina, appointed by Pope Francis in 2018, is urging his flock not to counter-protest or defend local churches from a group of violent, pro-abortion feminists that attack Catholic churches every year during their national annual meeting. In an article recently published by the Argentinean newspaper La Nación, Archbishop Victor Manuel “Tucho” Fernández told his flock not to do anything that could be interpreted as “resistance” to the tens of thousands of feminists who...
  • Amazon Synod Report: ‘I Want the Confusion’

    10/07/2019 11:56:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 7, 2019 | Michael Voris
    <p>Every synod here in Rome under Francis always introduces a whole new vocabulary, new terms and new themes that result in loads of confusion — meaning no one has the slightest idea what they actually mean.</p> <p>Depending on who is reading them or listening to them, they could mean a hundred different things. These terms seem to be deliberately left ambiguous.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mercy in Action: Vatican Defrocks a Whole Community

    09/24/2019 2:23:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 24, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Mercy in Action: Vatican Defrocks a Whole Community Eight Augustinian Fathers of the former Vicariate of Castile in Brazil have been "defrocked" by the Vatican, Folha de S. Paulo (September 14) reported. Their crime: They refused to hand over their schools to the Augustinian Province of Brazil. The Province was only created in 2013 by a merger of three groups: the Augustinian Vicariate of Castile (Spain), the Augustinian Delegation of Malta, and the Filipino Augustinians of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in Brazil. From the very beginning, the Vicariate of Castile disagreed with how the merger was...
  • Humanized Francis speaks as a leader whose movement is falling apart

    09/17/2019 4:44:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | September 17, 2019 | Ken Briggs
    Humanized Francis speaks as a leader whose movement is falling apart Pope Francis' blunt assertions about his opponents during his return to Rome from Africa not only marked how swiftly popes have become earthlings but suggest that Francis in particular is under worrisome stress. From his warning about "ideology" infecting theology and his stunning admission that schism could happen, reported well by NCR Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee, the pope's edgy remarks in response to reporters' questions indicate that the drumbeat of criticisms of his papacy is angering and preoccupying him. This is not the public side the world has...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Pope who doesn’t fear schism may cause one

    09/12/2019 4:21:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 11, 2019 | Phil Lawler
    [Catholic Caucus] A Pope who doesn’t fear schism may cause one “I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff who isn’t afraid of splitting the universal Church. Which means that, yes, I’m afraid of Pope Francis. As we head into the Amazon Synod, there are numerous indications that the Pope and his allies will use the meeting to ram through another set of dramatic changes in Church teaching and discipline. He is willing to break with our fathers in faith; he is...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholics to gather near Vatican next month to pray for Church in her hour of crisis

    09/06/2019 8:43:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholics to gather near Vatican next month to pray for Church in her hour of crisis ROME, September 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Catholics from around the world are being invited to assemble, on Oct. 5, near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, to pray for the Church as she lives through what many see as the hour of her “Passion.”  Register for the free live stream of the Historic Amazon Synod Roundtable.  Click here. The announcement came in a letter published on Sept. 6 on Stilum Curae, a blog hosted by respected Italian journalist Marco Tosatti. According to the letter...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Bergoglian Creed

    09/06/2019 4:23:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fr. Hunwick's Mutual Enrichment ^ | September 6, 2019 | Fr. Hunwicke
    [Catholic Caucus] The Bergoglian Creed The admirable Lifesitenews reveals today that some "theological ignoramus with a bishop's hat" [Cardinal Mueller's apt description] has stated that the Instrumentum laboris is"merely the application of the encyclical Laudato si, and therefore an expression of the infallible Magisterium of the Pope who stands above the word of God or, as a source of revelation, right next to it". This goes even further than the hitherto finest exposition of the ultrapapalist Bergoglianist heresy: the famous words (probably the only thing he ever said which wasn't plagiarised) of the Bergoglianist former high-flyer (now Icarised) Fr...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Below the Belt: Francis Ridicules Cardinal Müller

    09/05/2019 4:30:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 5, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Below the Belt: Francis Ridicules Cardinal Müller In a conversation on the plane to Maputo, Mozambique (September 4), the German bootlicker-journalist Andreas English said to Pope Francis that “not all Germans believed the bad things said about him by the German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller”. According to NyTimes.com, Francis asked back what Cardinal Müller had said about him. Englisch answered that Müller wanted to save Francis’ papacy from bad theology. Francis replied that Cardinal Müller “has good intentions and he is a good man, but he is like a child.” In the same conversation, Francis called his decision...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Criticized for Tapping Disgraced Monsignor for Top Vatican Post

    09/04/2019 7:11:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 4, 2019 | Juliana Freitag
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Criticized for Tapping Disgraced Monsignor for Top Vatican Post Msgr. Dario Viganò resigned in disgrace after the 'Lettergate' scandal One of the most powerful figures in the Roman Curia, communications expert Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò (no relation to whistlebower Msgr. Carlo Maria Viganò), strikes again: On August 31, Msgr. Viganò was nominated vice chancellor for both the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences, with "specific competence for communications."Msgr. Dario Viganò admitted to doctoring this photo of a letter from Pope Benedict to Pope Francis For the faithful who have been closely following the stream of developments in the Church, the 2018 "Lettergate" scandal immediately...
  • Pope Francis Says It’s an ‘Honor’ to be Criticized by Americans

    09/04/2019 4:00:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 83 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 4, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Francis Says It’s an ‘Honor’ to be Criticized by Americans His throwaway remark, made in connection with a new book that claims influential American Catholics want him to step down, generated surprise aboard the papal flight today to Mozambique. ON THE PAPAL PLANE — A quip by Pope Francis aboard the papal plane this morning raised a few eyebrows of those traveling with him — and sent his press handlers scrambling. After takeoff on his way to the Mozambique capital of Maputo, the Pope customarily greeted journalists on the papal plane. Among those he met was Nicolas Seneze, Rome correspondent...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Nearly 200 scholars demand removed JPII Institute profs be reinstated

    09/04/2019 6:33:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 3, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Nearly 200 scholars demand removed JPII Institute profs be reinstated ROME, September 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Almost 200 scholars have signed an open letter to the leaders of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, protesting the removal of two senior faculty members. In the short August 20 letter, addressed to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the grand chancellor of the institute, and Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri, its president, the academicians ask for the reinstatement of professors Monsignor Livio Melina and Fr. José Noriega. “We have learned with great concern that Professors Livio Melina and...
  • Francis Announces Creation of 13 new Cardinals-10 New Electors, Most Liberal Group Ever Assembled

    09/01/2019 9:32:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 01, 2019 | New Catholic
    Francis Announces Creation of 13 new Cardinals -- 10 New Electors, Most Liberal Group Ever Assembled In the end of the Angelus today, Francis announced a Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals, set for October 5, 2019. The Cardinal Electors (under 80) are: - Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, mccj – President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious dialogue- José Tolentino Medonça – Archivist and Librarian of Holy Roman Church- Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo – Archbishop of Jakarta- Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez – Archbishop of Havana- Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, o.f.m. cap – Archbishop of Kinshasa- Jean-Claude Höllerich, sj...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Professor: John Paul II Institute Forsaking Moral Theology

    08/31/2019 8:12:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 28, 2019 | David Nussman
    [Catholic Caucus] Polish Professor: John Paul II Institute Forsaking Moral Theology Stanisław Grygiel: The late Pope's name 'shouldn't be used as a fig leaf' for changes at institute ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A professor tied to the John Paul II Family Institute sees signs of heterodoxy in the school's current shake-up. The Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Science is experiencing a massive overhaul. After two faculty members were dismissed in July, many close to the institute have expressed concern about the direction it is heading. Earlier this month, professor Stanisław Grygiel gave an interview to Catholic Polish site Teologia...
  • [Cath Cauc] Viganò Appointment Once Again Proves That for Francis’s Vatican, Personnel is Policy

    08/31/2019 3:43:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 31, 2019 | Steve Skojec
    [Catholic Caucus] Viganò Appointment Once Again Proves That for Francis’s Vatican, Personnel is Policy Msgr. Dario Viganò, the disgraced Vatican apparatchik behind the 2108 Pope Benedict “Lettergate” scandal, has been given a new plum position today as vice chancellor of the Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences.In recent memory, Catholics hearing the name Viganò are likely to think primarily of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, who one year ago this month released his unprecedented testimony on sexual abuse coverup at the highest reaches of the Catholic Church — with allegations that reach all the way to the present...
  • [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Hit, the Boss, the Button

    08/27/2019 11:08:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 27, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Hit, the Boss, the Button A name change, rewritten statutes, professors replaced, a revised order of studies. With Pope Francis an authentic earthquake has struck the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family - this being the original designation - founded by pope Karol Wojtyla in the early years of his pontificate and initially entrusted to the leadership of Carlo Caffarra, a theologian of great expertise on the subject and a future cardinal.In the previous post, Settimo Cielo highlighted the justified revolt of numerous students and of many tenured...
  • The Twilight of the John Paul II Institute? An interview with Prof. Stanislaw Grygiel

    08/25/2019 8:35:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    PCh24.pl ^ | August 24, 2019 | Hanna Nowa
    The Twilight of the John Paul II Institute? An interview with Prof. Stanisław Grygiel Hanna Nowak (Teologia Polityczna): In recent days there have been great changes in the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, which you created together with Karol Wojtyła 40 years ago. How do you pull yourself together in the face of your dismissal? Was it possible to predict such a situation? Prof. Stanisław Grygiel (philosopher, ethicist, anthropologist): There have been no changes in the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The Institute was simply dissolved by Pope Francis exactly...