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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Amazon Train Has Pulled Out. Next Stop Germany

    06/20/2019 8:44:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | June 20, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] The Amazon Train Has Pulled Out. Next Stop Germany As of Monday June 17 the synod for the Amazon scheduled for this October in Rome has its “Instrumentum laboris,” the base document for discussions.It runs to 59 dense pages, but these few lines from its paragraph 129 are enough to understand where Pope Francis wants to arrive:“Affirming that celibacy is a gift for the Church, it is requested that, for the remoter zones of the region, the possibility be studied of the priestly ordination of mature men, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted by their communities, even though they...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Faithful Rebel Against Bad Bishops

    06/19/2019 5:53:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 19, 2019 | Bradley Eli
    [Catholic Caucus] Faithful Rebel Against Bad Bishops Petition for Abp. Wilton Gregory to resign is rapidly gaining signatures WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Faithful Catholics rising up since last August have succeeded in taking down two former archbishops from Washington and have their sights set on the current archbishop as well as several other compromised bishops and cardinals. Washington's new archbishop, Wilton Gregory, is viewed by many as a mere crony of his two disgraced predecessors, Theodore McCarrick and Cdl. Donald Wuerl. Installed for less than a month, Gregory already has more than 8,000 Catholics calling for him to become a "worthy shepherd" or resign. A recent petition is asking Gregory to become...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Poll: Cupich ‘Worst’ Bishop in the US

    06/19/2019 5:20:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 19, 2019 | William Mahoney
    [Catholic Caucus] Poll: Cupich ‘Worst’ Bishop in the US Survey results include many disparaging comments CHICAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - A recent survey ranks Cardinal Blase Cupich the worst bishop in the United States.  On Tuesday, Complicit Clergy published the results of a survey on the trustworthiness and orthodoxy of individual U.S. bishops. Participants were invited to rate their bishops with one ("Mostly Distrust") to five ("Completely Trust") stars for trustworthiness and one to five stars for orthodoxy (adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church) with an option to comment. Cupich was ranked the worst bishop in the country and received 67...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod Working Document Criticized for Serving ‘Neo-Pagan Agenda’

    06/19/2019 12:43:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Edward Pentin ^ | June 19, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod Working Document Criticized for Serving ‘Neo-Pagan Agenda’ Cardinal Lorenzo BaldisseriThe working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on the Amazon region represents a “total opening of the gates of the Magisterium to Indian theology and eco-theology” which includes “clearly pagan” and “pantheistic elements of belief,” a Chilean author has said.José Antonio Ureta of the Plinio Corręa de Oliveira Institute, part of the Tradition, Family and Property movement founded the eponymous Catholic thinker, said the new document opens the Church up to these two theologies which are “two Latin American derivatives of liberation theology.”Like liberation theology,...
  • [Cath Cauc}Canon law expert: Cdl Cupich ‘unconvincing’ allowing pro-abort lawmakers communion

    06/18/2019 4:15:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 14, 2019 | Edward Peters
    [Catholic Caucus] Canon law expert: Cdl Cupich ‘unconvincing’ allowing pro-abort lawmakers communion June 14, 2019 (In the Light of the Law) — No one thought Chicago's Blase Cdl. Cupich would follow Springfield's Bp. Thomas Paprocki's example in calling upon Catholic state legislators, who had supported Illinois' express attack on the basic rights of pre-born babies, to refrain from holy Communion until they repented of their evil deed (Canon 916), further directing that his ministers withhold holy Communion from two specific legislators based on their protracted and public support of such measures (Canon 915), so no one was surprised when Cupich...
  • Cath Cauc: Professor who accused Pope of heresy: Bishops’ declaration is a ‘new syllabus of errors’

    06/18/2019 1:56:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 18, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Professor who accused Pope of heresy: Bishops’ declaration is a ‘new syllabus of errors’ June 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Claudio Pierantoni, one of the 19 original signatories of the Open Letter to Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy, granted LifeSiteNews an interview in which he endorses the Declaration of Truths signed by Cardinal Raymond Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and other prelates. Pierantoni calls the new document “excellent” and sees that it corresponds in some ways to the April 30 Open Letter to Bishops, inasmuch as “we asked the bishops to take appropriate measures to counter this dreadful...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Like McCarrick, Cupich OKs Holy Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

    06/18/2019 9:36:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 18, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    [Catholic Caucus] Like McCarrick, Cupich OKs Holy Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians  Cupich: 'Counterproductive to impose sanctions' Cardinal Blase Cupich is defending giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians. In response to Bp. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, who recently barred pro-abortion legislators from receiving the Eucharist, the Chicago cardinal is taking the opposite position. "I think it would be counterproductive to impose sanctions, simply because they don't change anybody's minds," said Cupich in comments published by Catholic News Agency on June 14, ignoring the clear mandate of canon 915. Some have called Cupich's position "apostasy." In a decree dated June 2, Paprocki declared:  In accord with canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law ... Illinois...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholic ... Mount St. Mary’s alumni magazine includes gay ‘engagement’ announcement

    06/18/2019 9:23:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 18, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic university Mount St. Mary’s alumni magazine includes gay ‘engagement’ announcement The homosexual engagement announcement in the MOUNT magazine Updated on June 18, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. to include statement from the Cardinal Newman Society. EMMITSBURG, Maryland, June 17, 2019, LifeSiteNews — The alumni publication of Mount St. Mary’s University, a Catholic institution in Maryland, has for the first time included an engagement announcement for a same-sex couple. Until this spring, Mount St. Mary’s had been held in high regard for consistently upholding Catholic teaching. But there are some signs that may be changing. In April, when the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Nun appointed by Pope Francis ... praises ‘small steps’ toward women’s ordination

    06/18/2019 8:09:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Jujne 17, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Nun appointed by Pope Francis to advise bishops praises ‘small steps’ toward women’s ordination ROME, June 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A nun appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican body tasked with offering strategic direction to the Synod of Bishops’ gatherings has stated that the priesthood will become accessible to women in “small steps.” Sister Maria Luisa Berzosa, who was among the first four female consultors to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, whom Pope Francis appointed in May, said necessary steps are now being taken for women to achieve greater visibility in the Church structure, even...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive Interview: Fr. Paul John Kalchik

    06/17/2019 8:06:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 17, 2019 | Church Militant
    [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive Interview: Fr. Paul John Kalchik Fugitive Chicago priest speaks from hiding Michael Voris sits down with Fr. Paul John Kalchik, his first on-camera interview since September, after he was forced out of his parish on orders of Cdl. Blase Cupich for burning a sacrilegious banner that once hung over the High Altar of Resurrection Parish.    One day after lesbian mayor Lori Lightfoot called for "swift action" against the priest for disposing of the blasphemous LGBT banner — which depicted rainbow pride colors intertwined with the Cross — Cupich sent two chancery men to threaten and bully...
  • Priest who told Christians to avoid LGBT Pride stands by message despite severe backlash

    06/17/2019 5:25:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 17, 2019 | Pete Baklinski
    Priest who told Christians to avoid LGBT Pride stands by message despite severe backlash PETITION: Support Canadian priest rebuked by archbishop for opposing LGBT Pride. Sign the petition here. PICTON, Ontario, June 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest who told his parishioners last week that they should “not attend” pro-homosexual pride events in June is standing by his message despite pushback from LGBT activists and even his own archbishop.  LGBT activists demonstrating outside St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Picton, Ontario, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Jeff Gunnarson Fr. Robert Chisholm of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Picton, Ontario...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganň: Complaints of Homosexual Abuse Filed Against Msgr. Walter Rossi

    06/17/2019 3:07:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 17, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: Complaints of Homosexual Abuse Filed Against Msgr. Walter Rossi Says rector of Washington, D.C. basilica is 'without a doubt a member of the gay mafia' WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is confirming that, as papal nuncio, he received complaints of homosexual predation and harassment by Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. "Monsignor Rossi is, without a doubt, a member of the 'gay mafia,'" Viganò said in remarks to Italian journalist Marco Tosatti on Saturday.  Handpicked by Cdl. Theodore McCarrick Msgr. Walter Rossi The former papal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Revealing Conversation, Francis’s Latest With the Jesuits... I

    06/17/2019 11:54:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | June 17, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    A Revealing Conversation, Francis’s Latest With the Jesuits. In Its Contradictions, Too When Pope Francis is traveling outside of Italy, there are not only the press conferences on the plane, for questioning him and listening to his answers on the spot. There are also his meetings with the local Jesuits, which take place behind closed doors but the complete transcription of which Fr. Antonio Spadaro publishes on a routine basis a few days later in “La Civiltŕ Cattolica.”The account of the conversation between Francis and the Jesuits of Romania, which took place on the evening of May 31 at the...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican’s Amazon Synod to discuss allowing married priests, letting bishops ‘adapt’ Mass

    06/17/2019 8:56:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 17, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s Amazon Synod to discuss allowing married priests, letting bishops ‘adapt’ Mass ROME, June 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican today released the working document for the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, being held in Rome Oct. 6-27.  The 64-page document, which will form the basis of discussion at the upcoming Synod, suggests that local bishops’ conferences “adapt the Eucharistic rite to their cultures,” that the Church consider ordaining married “elders” to the priesthood, and that Synod fathers identify the “official ministry that can be conferred on women,” given their prominent role in Amazonian culture. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganň: Bp. Bransfield a ‘Perfect Example’ of Gay Mafia in the Church

    06/17/2019 7:43:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 17, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Viganň: Bp. Bransfield a ‘Perfect Example’ of Gay Mafia in the Church Latest comments touch on predator bishop's powerful connections WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň is offering further confirmation of the "gay mafia" in the Church. In comments to Italian journalist Marco Tosatti over the weekend, the papal nuncio-turned-whistleblower confirmed that Bp. Michael Bransfield, the subject of a Vatican investigation that revealed extensive sexual and financial malfeasance, is part of a wider network of corrupt gay clergy in positions of power, connected to Theodore McCarrick, Cdl. Donald Wuerl and others. "Bishop Bransfield is a perfect example of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Working Document Published, Amazonian Synod Will Abolish Celibacy

    06/17/2019 7:00:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 17, 2019 | Gloris TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Working Document Published, Amazonian Synod Will Abolish Celibacy The Vatican published οn June 17 the Instrumentum laboris, the working paper, for the Bishops’ Synod for the Amazonian region (October 6-27). The paper calls for the possibility of priestly ordination of an abstract group of "elders, preferably indigenous” who are "respected" and have an “established and stable family” [in keeping with Amoris Laetitia?]. It adds that instead of leaving "the communities" without the Eucharist, "the criteria of selection and preparation of the ministers authorized to celebrate it should be changed.” About female ministries, the document writes in an unclear...
  • [Cath Cauc]Bishop: Lay involvement needed ‘to make darn sure that we bishops do not harm the Church’

    06/16/2019 6:19:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 14, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop: Lay involvement needed ‘to make darn sure that we bishops do not harm the Church’ BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pointing to the anemic nature of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) measures to deal with episcopal accountability, a bishop pressed for mandatory lay involvement in investigating allegations against bishops concerning sexual abuse and cover-up.   During a discussion preceding the approval of Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City stood up and said, “We all feel the necessity, when we go home, of being able to tell our people...
  • “What Good is a Changing (Catholic) Catechism?...

    06/16/2019 6:01:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 15, 2019 | Peter Kwasniewski
    “What Good is a Changing Catechism? Revisiting the Purpose and Limits of a Book” — Dr. Kwasniewski’s Chicago Lecture Note: Below is the lecture I gave at the Union League Club in Chicago on Friday, June 14, 2019, as part of the lecture series of the Catholic Citizens of Illinois. My lecture could have been given the alternative title: “The Death Penalty for the Catechism? A How-To Guide for Excluding a Text from the Catholic Tradition.” Fortuitously, the lecture came at the end of an eventful week in Illinois and in Baltimore. On Wednesday, June 12, the state of Illinois disgraced...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…

    06/16/2019 5:25:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Steven Mosher
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…where’s the Gospel? June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — As we approach the 2019 Pan-Amazonian Synod, scheduled to be held in October, the organizers are becoming more and more open about their goals. In the name of learning from, and protecting, the tribal peoples of Amazonia, the synod appears bent on promoting a radical form of environmentalism that borders on nature-worship, not to mention romanticizing the hunter-gatherers themselves as Noble Savages. The indigenous peoples living in the Amazon Basin offer, according to the Preparatory Document, “a model of alternative,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Critics, former members blast Knights of Malta’s suppression of Latin Mass

    06/15/2019 11:44:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 14, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Critics, former members blast Knights of Malta’s suppression of Latin Mass ROME, June 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― An international society for the preservation of the traditional Latin Mass says the leader of the Knights of Malta erred in his letter banning his order from celebrating the ancient rite. The International Federation Una Voce (FIUV) released a letter yesterday informing the public that Fra’ Giacomo dalla Tore, grand master of the Order of Malta, had misrepresented the provisions of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, in his letter. “Since this letter has become public, we would like to observe...