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  • [Cath Cauc] Financial Times: Top cardinal implicated in Vatican financial corruption scandal

    10/15/2019 12:16:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Financial Times: Top cardinal implicated in Vatican financial corruption scandal VATICAN CITY, October 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Investments made by Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu are at the heart of a Vatican investigation, says a leading financial newspaper.   According to London’s Financial Times, the Vatican is investigating “how $200 [million] in Swiss bank accounts controlled by its central administrator ended up financing a luxury property development in London’s Chelsea district that generated large profits for a company that managed the investment for the Holy See.”  The investigation led to the October 1 raid by Vatican police on the...
  • [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 meantto 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 Gianis 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...
  • Not Halloween Yet: Anglican Bishopess At Newmans Canonisation

    10/14/2019 6:50:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 14, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Not Halloween Yet: Anglican Bishopess At Newmans Canonisation In attendance at the October 13 canonisation of John Henry Cardinal Newman was, close to the altar, also a delegation of Anglican clergy. Francis greeted the Anglicans personally, including an Anglican female bishop (encircled on the picture). Anglican ordinations are null and void. Newman left Anglicanism in order to join the Church.
  • Married priests? John Henry Newman wouldnt understand the reasons

    10/13/2019 5:17:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Married priests? ‘John Henry Newman wouldn’t understand the reasons’ VATICAN CITY, October 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman would not have understood the reasons behind the contemporary push for married priests.  Fr. Ignatius Harrison of Newman’s own Birmingham Oratory is the Actor, that is, the petitioner, for the Cause of the great English cardinal’s canonization. Newman, a leading English religious and literary figure in his lifetime, will be raised to the altars this Sunday.  Even before he became a Roman Catholic, the Anglican John Henry Newman was a firm proponent of clerical celibacy. Fr. Harrison indicated...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Amazonian Propaganda Drapes Churches in Rome

    10/08/2019 5:16:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 8, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazonian Propaganda Drapes Churches in Rome Santa Maria in Traspontina splayed with pagan shrine ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholic Churches in Rome have been draped in pagan images and symbolssince the beginning of the AmazonSynod.Banner on side altar of Santa Maria in Transpontinafeaturing indigenous woman suckling an animal At first glance, the pagan modificationsappearto represent indigenous people but, according to faithful Catholics, representthe culmination of "the travesties of the modernist movement." For example, the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina in Rome, dating from the 16th centuryand a stones throw from St. Peter's Basilica has been transformedinto a shrine...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis warns against being 'smothered by ashes' defending status quo

    10/06/2019 7:39:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 6,2019 | Joshua J. McElwee
    [Catholic Caucus] Opening Amazon synod, Francis warns against being 'smothered by ashes' defending status quo Vatican City Opening a monthlong gathering of Catholic bishops expected to consider controversial issues such as the ordaining of married priests on a regional basis, Pope Francis Oct. 6 warned the 185 prelates taking part against being "smothered by the ashes of fear and concern" in defense of the church's status quo. In a homily for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, which will continue through Oct. 27, the pontiff said that while Catholic prelates are called to...
  • Pope Francis in Mozambique: More Ridicule and Demagoguery from the Merciful Pope

    10/05/2019 1:28:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 4, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    Pope Francis in Mozambique: More Ridicule and Demagoguery from the Merciful Pope The Pope of mercy, as John Allen calls him, has spent the past six-and-a-half years mercilessly heaping ridicule and demagogic slurs on faithful Catholics he does not like. The recent papal jaunt to Mozambique was no exception. After telling a group of Jesuits to form a circle of chairs around him to listen to his remarks, Francis proceeded to denounce a woman who had introduced two converts to him earlier that day and then made fun of priests in traditional dress, accusing them of immorality and mental imbalance.Concerning...
  • Bologna Archbishop Launches Pork-Free Tortellini to Avoid Offending Muslims

    10/04/2019 5:49:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/1/19 | Thomas D. Williams
    ROME Bologna archbishop Matteo Maria Zuppi has modified an age-old recipe for the feast of the citys patron, San Petronio, commissioning a pork-free version of Bolognas iconic tortellini pasta so that Muslims will feel welcome. This Friday, which commemorates the feast of Saint Petronius, pasta makers will gather as they do every year at 11:00am in the large central square that bears the saints name. There they will roll out the fresh egg pasta by hand, with the variant that alongside the traditional pork-filled pasta a chicken-filled version will also be prepared at the prelates request. Archbishop Zuppi, who...
  • [Cath Cauc] Schnborn: Francis Wants to Abolish Celibacy, Uses Amazon Bishops As Pretext

    10/04/2019 8:12:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 3, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Schnborn: Francis Wants to Abolish Celibacy, Uses Amazon Bishops As Pretext Pope Francis considers abolishing celibacy, said Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schnborn to the Austrian Bishops' KathPress.at (October 2).What the Amazon representatives will say during the [manipulated] Amazon Synod will be "decisive", according to Schnborn.He admitted that regional regulations could have a global role model effect.
  • Pope Francis sends gifts to mosque to show esteem and affection to the Muslim community

    10/02/2019 8:34:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 1, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    Pope Francis sends gifts to mosque to show esteem and affection to the Muslim community PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, October 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) Cardinal Maurice Piat, Bishop of Port-Louis, Mauritius, presented two gifts to a local mosque on behalf of Pope Francis last week, one a copy of the controversial Abu-Dhabi statement which claims that a diversity of religions is willed by God. Piat went to the Jummah Mosque on September 24 to present Nissar Ramtoolah, president of the mosque, with the two gifts from Pope Francis, according to a translated report from the Diocese of Port-Louis. Photos of the...
  • Neocatechumenals Heading Into the Sunset, With a Push From the Pope

    09/30/2019 4:46:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | September 30, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Neocatechumenals Heading Into the Sunset, With a Push From the Pope On Friday September 20 Pope Francs received in audience, at Casa Santa Marta, the founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, Francisco Kiko Argello, accompanied by his two lieutenants Mara Ascensin Romeroand Fr. Mario Pezzi. On the occasion, Kiko offered the pope a sketch he had made with the likeness of Saint Francis Xavier, a Jesuit and a great missionary of Asia.The gift was not a random one. An illustrious relic of Saint Francis Xavier is kept in Macao, on the coast of China, where the Vatican congregation de Propaganda Fide...
  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop chosen by Francis to attend Amazon Synod has ultra-liberal track record

    09/30/2019 3:44:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 27, 2019 | LifeSite News Staff
    [Catholic Caucus] US bishop chosen by Francis to attend Amazon Synod has ultra-liberal track record September 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) Bishop Robert McElroy has been selected by Pope Francis to attend the upcoming Amazonian Synod, where it is believed that many of the long established teachings and traditions of the Church may be thrown out. McElroy, who oversees the Diocese of San Diego, has a concerning history of straying from the Churchs perennial teachings. Throughout his time in the episcopacy as well as before his elevation to bishop, His Excellency has proven quite radical in matters ranging from abortion...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope meets with Jesuit targeted by right for gay outreach

    09/30/2019 10:44:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 30, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope meets with Jesuit targeted by right for gay outreach Pope Francis met privately Monday with an American Jesuit who has been attacked by conservative U.S. Catholics for reaching out to gays, the latest evidence of Francis' willingness to shrug off right-wing criticism for the sake of his pastoral priorities. The Vatican listed the audience with the Rev. James Martin among the pope's daily activities, in a sign that Francis wanted it publicized. Since only some of Francis' private meetings are announced, the implicit message was a public vote of confidence in Martin's ministry.
  • Cath Cauc: "Woke" Addition to Saint Peter's Square: Saint Migrants and Saint Virtue-Signalling

    09/29/2019 6:11:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 29, 2019 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] 2-Ton "Woke" Addition to Saint Peter's Square: Saint Migrants and Saint Virtue-Signalling Piazza San Pietro -- Saint Peter's Square: one of the architectural jewels of mankind, the centerpiece of baroque Rome, and one of the masterpieces of the long and productive life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. While there have been significant changes outside and leading to the square (done by the Italian state after the Lateran agreements), the magnificent square itself has been left virtually unchanged since Bernini added the second fountain in 1675 to make the whole space perfectly symmetrical. Not even the upheavals that followed the...
  • Burke Discloses Why Francis Persecutes Young Religious Communities

    09/29/2019 10:28:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 27, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Burke Discloses Why Francis Persecutes Young Religious Communities It is "no coincidence" that Francis is targeting flourishing religious communities that have many vocations, Cardinal Raymond Burke told LaNuovaBq.it (September 24).Burke explains, Those who are promoting a new Church do not want vocations, they discourage them in order to justify their own position which attacks celibacy.These people want "new models of ministry" instead of the Catholic priesthood. Burke calls this a "Protestant approach."He reminds that the [bankrupt] German bishops openly declare that their goal is "to revolutionise the whole Church.
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope Francis Phones Prominent Gay Theologian and Priest , Restores Him to Ministry

    09/29/2019 10:03:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | September 29, 2019 | Robert Shine
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Phones Prominent Gay Theologian and Priest James Alison, Restores Him to Ministry Fr. James AlisonPope Francis made a phone call to a leading gay theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry in part over his LGBTQ-affirming work, and gave the theologian the power of the keys, a phrase indicating his restoration to active priesthood.Francis placed the call two years ago to Fr. James Alison who only yesterday shared in The Tablet his account of the experience, which was first reported about anonymously in Frdric Martels In the Closet of the Vatican published earlier this...
  • Pope Francis says he felt bitterness when introduced to Catholic converts in Africa

    09/28/2019 11:32:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 27, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis says he felt ‘bitterness’ when introduced to Catholic converts in Africa VATICAN CITY, September 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― In a question-and-answer session with Jesuits in Mozambique, Pope Francis underscored his dislike of “proselytization” by condemning the actions of a Catholic woman he had met that day.  The Argentinian pontiff’s September 5 remarks were published yesterday in the Holy See’s news website Vatican News. “Today I felt a certain bitterness after a meeting with young people,” Pope Francis told the assembled Jesuits.   “A woman approached me with a young man and a young woman. I was told they...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope criticizes young traditional priests clothes: Cassock suggests moral problems

    09/28/2019 9:34:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 27, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope criticizes young traditional priests’ clothes: Cassock suggests ‘moral problems’ VATICAN CITY, September 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― During a visit with African Jesuits in Mozambique, Pope Francis once again accused young priests in traditional dress of harboring “moral problems” and “imbalances.” While answering a question from Fr. Lucas Joaquim Biriate, S.J., the socius of (chief assistant to) the Jesuit provincial in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Argentinian pontiff condemned “clericalism” in no uncertain terms. Biriate had asked how priests could “avoid falling into clericalism during formation for priestly ministry.” “Clericalism is a real perversion in the Church,” Francis...
  • [Catholic Caucus] THE MAN WHO BROKE the STORY: Vigan Journalist Interviewe

    09/27/2019 4:40:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 27, 2019 | Alberto Carosa
    [Catholic Caucus] THE MAN WHO BROKE the STORY: Vigan Journalist Interviewed Archbishop Vigan and journalist Aldo Valli They have called me a traitor, a hypocrite, and false. Obviously, given that these accusations come from the enemies of the Church, I consider all of these accusations like medals of honor in the defense of the Truth." Aldo Maria Valli Uprooted: Dialogues on the Liquid Church (Chorabooks, Hong Kong 2019) was the result of their effort, a passionate book written in the form of a series of dialogues between the two authors on the most pressing and burning issues facing the...