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  • [Catholic Caucus] A Papal Interview Too Far

    07/23/2019 3:50:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    [Catholic Caucus] A Papal Interview Too Far Pope Bergoglio’s interview with the Vaticanist Valentina Alazraki of Mexico, his umpteenth over the past seven years, appears to be his first encounter with a journalist who made some effort to ask tough questions and press for direct answers. On at least one point, the results were devastating—for Bergoglio.Longtime Vatican journalist Valentina Alazraki interviewing Pope Francis for the Mexican news outlet Televisa (full Italian transcript published May 28, 2019). It is impossible to cover here all the subjects touched upon in the sprawling 12,000-word text of the interview in Italian (translations mine). A...
  • [Cath Cauc] US Bishop calls out brother bishops:‘Deposit of faith has been fragmented and corrupted’

    07/23/2019 6:42:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 22, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    [Catholic Caucus] US Bishop calls out brother bishops: ‘Deposit of faith has been fragmented and corrupted’ July 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, spoke out on Twitter over the weekend about how the Catholic Church’s moral teaching on sexuality and the family has been broken and tainted of late, and he called for a return to the truth of that teaching by Catholic laity and bishops.  He said:  Bishop Strickland told LifeSiteNews his tweet was prompted by the upcoming anniversary of Humanae Vitae, and that he has been trying to tweet periodically on the themes...
  • Vatican bishop is now poised to remodel JP II Institute for Marriage and Family on Amoris Laetitia

    07/22/2019 5:01:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 22, 2019 | Riccardo Cascioli
    Vatican bishop is now poised to remodel JP II Institute for Marriage and Family on Amoris Laetitia ROME, July 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A time of “purging” has been set in motion at the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, in the name of Amoris Laetitia. This is the most obvious meaning of the approval of the Statutes and of the Order of Studies of the Institute commissioned by Saint John Paul II in 1982, and revolutionised by Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio Summa Familiae Cura (September 2017). When the Motu Proprio was published, La Nuova Bussola...
  • PopeWatch: Venezuela

    07/22/2019 4:39:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | July 22, 2019 | Donald R. McClarey
    PopeWatch: Venezuela From Andres Oppenheimer in The Miami Herald:Venezuela’s Conference of Bishops has released a bombshell statement demanding an immediate end of dictator Nicolás Maduro’s “illegitimate and failed government.” So why isn’t Pope Francis saying anything even close to that?Before we get into the pope’s failure to openly denounce Maduro’s crimes against humanity, here’s what the Venezuelan bishops said in their July 11 statement:“Facing an illegitimate and failed government, Venezuela craves for a change,” it said. “That change requires the departure of who holds power in an illegitimate way, and the election as soon as possible of a new president.”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate

    07/22/2019 3:22:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 22, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate By October 2016, two years into his term as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell had become aware of a Vatican dicastery handling large amounts of unregistered cash in offshore accounts. But nearly three years later the questions raised by Cardinal Pell about the management of Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA), the dicastery which handles the Vatican’s real estate and financial assets, have seemingly gone unanswered. Pell had identified money laundering and fraud risks related to the APSA’s use of foreign bank...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Announcing the ROUNDTABLE at the eve of the Pan-Amazon Synod

    07/22/2019 2:41:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Voice of the Family ^ | July 22, 2019 | VOTF
    [Catholic Caucus] Announcing the ROUNDTABLE at the eve of the Pan-Amazon Synod ROUNDTABLE: Our Church – reformed or deformed? Voice of the Family will be hosting a roundtable discussion to address critical questions for the Church and for the family at the eve of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, to be held in October 2019 in Rome. WHAT IS AT STAKE AT THE UPCOMING SYNOD OF BISHOPS? Voice of the Family was formed to assist bishops to uphold the Church’s teaching on the family at the synods on the family (2014-2015). During the course of the two family...
  • Italy: Catholic priest defends Salvini’s immigration policy, ...

    Italy: Catholic priest defends Salvini’s immigration policy, rejects Muslim migrants as detriment to security Father Giacobbe Elia, a Roman Catholic priest, has hit back at fellow clergy who have expressed pro-open borders sentiments, defending walls and borders…. stating that both were crucial to the building of any civilization throughout history.Fr. Elia was referring to the threat of Islamic ideology making its way into the West through suicidal open-door immigration policies. Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini closed the door to Muslim migrants flooding in by the hundreds of thousands from Africa and warned that the EU is...
  • Pope: Moon landing inspires progress on justice, environment

    07/21/2019 9:40:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2019
    Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our “common home” on Earth. […] He expressed hope that the memory of “that great step for humanity” would spark the desire for progress on other fronts: “more dignity for the weak, more justice among people, more future for our common home.” …
  • Bishop Schneider: They Use "Tricks" To Abolish Celibacy

    07/21/2019 5:48:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 21, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Schneider: They Use "Tricks" To Abolish Celibacy Dramatically evoking an „eucharistic famine,“ allegedly caused by a lack of celibate priests, is not more than a „trick“ to abolish celibacy, Bishop Athanasius Schneider wrote in a statement (July 16). He explained that receiving Holy Communion is not necessary for salvation, unlike having the faith, praying, or keeping the commandments. An example: Many desert fathers lived for years without Holy Communion and were nevertheless deeply united with Christ. Schneider who grew up among Germans in Soviet Union, received only very rarely the sacraments because the priests could come only rarely. He...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German bishops’ website floats idea of women giving homilies at Mass

    07/21/2019 12:55:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] German bishops’ website floats idea of women giving homilies at Mass July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In light of the upcoming October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, the question of female ordination is currently being intensely debated. Katholisch.de, the official website of the German Bishops' Conference, just published an article written by Father Nikodemus Schnabel. This Benedictine monk proposes, as a sort of compromise, that women would, alongside the priests, be in the sanctuary. While the priest would celebrate Mass, a woman would deliver a homily. In a July 17 commentary, Father Schnabel – who has lived for...
  • Pope Francis’ wimpy statement on crisis in Venezuela is shameful | Opinion

    07/20/2019 8:59:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 19, 2019 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Pope Francis’ wimpy statement on crisis in Venezuela is shameful | Opinion Venezuela’s Conference of Bishops has released a bombshell statement demanding an immediate end of dictator Nicolás Maduro’s “illegitimate and failed government.” So why isn’t Pope Francis saying anything even close to that? Before we get into the pope’s failure to openly denounce Maduro’s crimes against humanity, here’s what the Venezuelan bishops said in their July 11 statement: “Facing an illegitimate and failed government, Venezuela craves for a change,” it said. “That change requires the departure of who holds power in an illegitimate way, and the election as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider, Church Leaders Slam Amazon Synod as ‘Ideological’ Tool

    07/20/2019 5:27:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 19, 2019
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider, Church Leaders Slam Amazon Synod as ‘Ideological’ Tool Calls for institution of eucharistic adoration 'in all of Amazonia' VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Bishop Athanasius Schneider has joined a growing chorus of Catholic voices troubled over the upcoming Amazon Synod in Rome. In an essay for Austrian website kath.net on Wednesday, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan slammed proponents of a married Amazonian clergy as tricksters attempting to deny the peoples of the South American interior "the ability to sacrifice priests to the Church from their midst." Turning to the Spirit of the World "For two thousand years, all peoples,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] More Than 50 Altar Boys Vouch for Traditional Detroit Priest

    07/20/2019 5:13:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 20, 2019 | Christine Niles
    h1 class="red-title-large">[Catholic Caucus] More Than 50 Altar Boys Vouch for Traditional Detroit Priest Signed letters testify to Fr. Perrone's moral integrity DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - More than 50 altar servers are vouching for the moral integrity of Detroit's Fr. Eduard Perrone, placed on leave after a single 40-year-old allegation of abuse arising from a "repressed memory."Traditional Latin Mass offered by Fr. Perrone at Assumption Grotto in Detroit The longtime priest, known for his orthodoxy and promotion of traditional liturgy, as well as his attempts to expose the homosexual priestly network in Detroit, was placed on leave July 5 by the archdiocese...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic outcry spurs Vatican life academy to remove pro-euthanasia member

    07/20/2019 11:28:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic outcry spurs Vatican life academy to remove pro-euthanasia member July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Pontifical Academy of life (PAL), the Vatican’s advisory board regarding the values of life and family, has announced the removal of a Portuguese bioethicist from its membership because of his views on “end of life” issues, an apparent reference to his endorsement of euthanasia for those with terminal illnesses. The decision to remove Professor Rui Nunes, president of the Portuguese Association for Bioethics, represents a deviation from the direction of the PAL under the leadership of Pope Francis and Archbishop Vincenzo...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican religious life chief: Pope wants priestly celibacy questioned at Amazon Synod

    07/19/2019 8:04:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican religious life chief: Pope wants priestly celibacy questioned at Amazon Synod ASUNCION, Paraguay, July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, said it was Pope Francis who directed that bishops at the upcoming Amazon Synod discuss ordaining married men to the priesthood.  In a July 10 interview with Paraguay’s ABC Color daily, Cardinal Braz referred to the drop in priestly vocations in Europe and elsewhere, despite growth in Africa and Asia. Regarding the disparity, he said it was Pope Francis...
  • [Catholic Caucus] An Earthquake And An Avalanche

    07/19/2019 5:46:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | July 19, 2019 | Christopher Manion
    [Catholic Caucus] An Earthquake And An Avalanche ...Viganò’s newest allegations are shocking. First, he claims that Pope Francis’ Vatican officials shut down an investigation into sexual abuse of minors training to be altar boys inside the Vatican itself. The whistleblower was expelled, his supporters left, and the accused abuser, whom Viganò identifies by name, went on to be ordained two years ago. Second, he addresses Pope Francis’ appointment of Venezuelan Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra to be the new “Substitute” at the Secretariat of State, “making him the third most powerful person in the Curia. In doing so,” Viganò claims, “the...
  • [Cath Cauc] Villanova historian says Chaput, Cordileone, and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’

    07/19/2019 3:41:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 18, 2019 | CNA
    [Catholic Caucus] Villanova historian says Chaput, Cordileone, and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’ A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis.“They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist Church and its devotions, such as the rosary. They are schismatics because they openly promote the undermining of the bishop of Rome among the Catholic faithful,” Massimo Faggioli wrote in a July 16 essay for La Croix magazine.Faggioli made specific mention of three U.S. bishops among those he called “devout...
  • Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy ...

    07/19/2019 8:16:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy at Amazon Synod July 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, has stated that Pope Francis has a "strict duty, as given to him by God" to uphold the "apostolic inheritance of priestly celibacy" at the upcoming Amazon Synod and to pass on this inheritance "to his own successor and to the next generation." "He may not support in the slightest way – by silence or by an ambiguous conduct – the obviously Gnostic and naturalistic contents of parts of the Instrumentum...
  • German relief agencies financing Amazon Synod, predict ‘unmistakable’ change in Church

    07/19/2019 6:22:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    German relief agencies financing Amazon Synod, predict ‘unmistakable’ change in Church ROME, July 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The chief executives of two German Church aid agencies, which have been funding the Amazon Synod preparations, have said the meeting will be “an unmistakable signal of departure” for the Church and a means of decentralizing Church governance away from Rome. Much of the agency funding for the synod has passed through a Church network called REPAM set up specifically to prepare for the Synod, whose Brazilian director is Austrian Bishop Erwin Kräutler of the Territorial Prelature of Xingu in Brazil. Bishop Kräutler is...
  • Fr. James Martin complains to US govt of ‘homophobia’ in Catholic Church

    07/18/2019 3:23:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSi ^ | July 17, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    WATCH: Fr. James Martin complains to US govt of ‘homophobia’ in Catholic Church WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin told a U.S. government commission looking into how faith communities can address “hate crimes” that within the Catholic Church there exists “racism, sexism, and homophobia.” Several religious leaders addressed lawmakers on the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Tuesday about how faith communities can address such “hate crimes,” including Martin, editor at large of America magazine and a Vatican consultant. Martin, who was given plaudits by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) for his work with LGBTQ...