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  • Benedict XVI and the Jews: New Ratzinger Essay on Judaism causes Controversy

    09/06/2018 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 48 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 6, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    In his self-created role as the “contemplative member” of an “expanded papacy”, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger — aka “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI — has a lot of time on his hands these days, and he uses some of it to write on theological matters. Back in 1972, Fr. Ratzinger was very busy with a lot of things, such as arguing for the permissibility of public adulterers to receive Holy Communion in “individual cases”. At the time he also co-founded the theological journal Communio, together with such unsavory characters as Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Fr. Karl Lehmann, and others. Last year,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican II Church Meltdown – Day 10

    09/03/2018 8:29:17 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 2 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 3, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    The Latest on the Viganň Letter Drama… Vatican II Church Meltdown – Day 10 Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganň, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Monday, Sep. 3, 2018 In first weekday sermon after summer break, Francis casts himself as humble Christ-like victim of vicious slander perpetrated by people...
  • Can a Pope Commit Heresy? ("Heresy Defined)

    09/01/2018 7:30:20 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 48 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | September 28, 2017 | Cathy Caridi
    This question had already been asked, before the September 24 announcement that a group of Catholic scholars from around the world had issued a "filial correction" to Pope Francis, warning him that some of his statements and writings have caused heresy to spread within the church. Needless to say, the news renders this discussion more timely than ever.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Jesuit Accuses Ohio Prosecutor of Grave Sin for Seeking Death Penalty

    08/24/2018 1:56:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 23, 2018 | David Nussman
    CINCINNATI, Ohio ( - A Jesuit priest in Rome is accusing an Ohio prosecutor of grave sin for seeking the death penalty for a convicted serial killer.  Father Paul Mueller, superior of the Jesuit community at the Vatican Observatory, wrote a letter to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters accusing him of violating Catholic teaching on capital punishment. "The teaching of the Church is clear: In defending society against evil, it is morally unacceptable to make use of the evil of the death penalty," claimed Mueller. He went on to accuse Deters of the sin of pride and advised him to "chat with a good confessor."...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Capital Punishment and the Sex Abuse Crisis

    08/22/2018 7:14:01 AM PDT · by sitetest · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | August 22, 2018 | Michael Pakaluk
    Many sense that the hierarchy’s rejection of capital punishment and their complacency about clergy sexual abuse are not unconnected. What I want to say on the matter falls under three headings: separation; vengeance; and protection. All of these serve to distinguish justice, which the Church should uphold, from mere “regulatory compliance,” which seems the main thing on offer right now from our bishops.
  • On the “Benefits” of Heresy

    08/16/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the “Benefits” of Heresy Msgr. Charles Pope • August 15, 2018 • In times like these, filled with errors and a resurgence of heresies (old or recast as new), there is a cry that goes up among the faithful: “How long, O Lord?” We may wonder why the Lord permits such errors to flourish. St. Augustine pondered the question as well:But that is precisely why divine providence permits so many heretics to come along with various errors; it’s so that when they taunt us and shower us with questions we do not know the answers to, we may...
  • Cath Cauc: Capital Punishment Now “Inadmissible”? Francis Pushes Heresy Envelope Even Further

    08/11/2018 8:22:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Matt Gaspers
    "And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed Him, saying: If thou be Christ, save Thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man hath done no evil. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when Thou shalt come into Thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise." ~ Luke 23:39-43*****For those who haven’t yet...
  • [Barf Alert] Catholic bishops urge Florida governor to spare death-row inmate

    08/11/2018 7:30:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | August 11, 2018 | Contributor
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Catholic bishops of Florida urged Gov. Rick Scott to commute the death sentence of Jose Antonio Jimenez to a life sentence without parole. Jimenez is scheduled to be executed Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. local time for the 1992 murder of Phyllis Minas. “Both victims of crime and offenders are children of God and members of the same human family,” said an Aug. 10 letter to Scott on behalf of the bishops by Michael B. Sheedy , executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops in Tallahassee. “We appreciate your difficult task as governor and...
  • [Catholic Cauucs] Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?

    08/08/2018 12:35:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Fatima Center ^ | August 7, 2018 | Chris Ferrara
    Most of the commentators on Pope Francis’ attempt to declare the death penalty immoral per se recognize that his utter novelty is a blatant contradiction of Sacred Scripture (both the Old and New Testaments) and the constant teaching of the Church for two millennia.  A few, however, such as this one, argue that Francis’ revised § 2267 of the Catechism of John Paul II is merely “a distressingly ambiguous text which will certainly tend to create an impression of rupture,” but that “it need not be read that way.”Really? But where is the ambiguity? According to Francis, quoting only himself...
  • [Catholic Caucus] With Catechism Change, An Opening of Pandora’s Box

    08/05/2018 3:21:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 3, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    The debate over the pope’s recently announced changes to the Catechism on the subject of capital punishment are being hotly debated in every corner of the Catholic world. Some are saying this change is a mere “development of doctrine.” Some think it’s not a change in doctrine at all, but an adjustment to practical application. On The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, Robert Royal characterized it as a “break” with tradition; Fr. Gerald Murray called it an “overthrow.” (Their discussion is worthwhile if you have time for it.) Others – like me – take it a step farther, believing that...
  • Pro-abortion Andrew Cuomo pushes bill to end death penalty in ‘solidarity’ with Pope Francis

    08/04/2018 12:37:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    ALBANY, August 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The left-wing governor of New York announced Thursday that he will promote legislation to abolish the death penalty in his state, invoking Pope Francis’ controversial new change to the 1992 Catechism promulgated by Pope St. John Paul II on the subject. Earlier that day, the Pope issued a papal decree revising n. 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to declare that a “new understanding has emerged of the significance of penal sanctions imposed by the state,” and therefore “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and...
  • [Cath Cauc]Did Pope Francis say he wants to let loose Rapists & Murderers like Ted Bundy in 2014?

    08/03/2018 7:36:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | August 3, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    Did Pope Francis say he wants to let loose Rapists & Murderers like Ted Bundy in 2014? Not only does Pope Francis formally professed the heresy that "the death penalty is inadmissible," but he wants to let loose the Ted Bundys to rape and kill or is he senile or so out of touch with reality that he thinks rapist and murderers are miraculously going to stop raping and killing. [Francis formal heresy:] Bundy was a serial murderer and rapist who, also, tortured the victims and even engaged in necrophilia with their bodies.  If Ted Bundy had not received the death penalty and was instead...
  • [Cath Cauc]LGBT‘Catholic’ groups:If Pope can reverse ...teaching on death penalty, why not homosex?

    08/03/2018 7:05:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LGBT ‘Catholic’ groups: If Pope can reverse Church teaching on death penalty, why not homosexuality? Dorothy Cummings McLean Follow Dorothy catechism of the catholic church, catholic, death penalty, fortunate families, homosexuality, new ways ministry, pope francis LEXINGTON, Kentucky, August 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-homosexual dissident 'Catholic' groups see in Pope Francis’ ‘changing’ of the Church’s teaching on the death penalty the hope that the Church will one day also change its teaching against homosexuality.  New Ways Ministry called the change in the Catechism proof that "Church teaching can change." "It’s important for Catholic advocates for LGBT equality to take note of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On Capital Punishment

    08/03/2018 1:40:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 3, 2018 | David Warren
    While writing this column, on another topic, I was distracted by a friend. He had me look at the news for “the latest” from Pope Francis. I was told he had changed Church teaching on the death penalty, by an amendment to the Catechism. Quickly checking the usual Internet sites, I found this rumor confirmed in many places. While I do not trust “the meejah,” generally, I fear in this instance the reports are true. Moreover, I was expecting this to happen. The “new teaching” had been signaled by the Holy Father many times. He has also, incidentally, signaled his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis and Capital Punishment

    08/03/2018 11:39:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    First Things ^ | August 3, 2018 | Edward Feser
    In a move that should surprise no one, Pope Francis has once again appeared to contradict two millennia of clear and consistent scriptural and Catholic teaching. The Vatican has announced that the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be changed to declare the death penalty “inadmissible” given the “inviolability and dignity of the person” as understood “in the light of the Gospel.”There has always been disagreement among Catholics about whether capital punishment is, in practice, the morally best way to uphold justice and social order. However, the Church has always taught, clearly and consistently, that the death penalty is in...
  • Pope’s change to Catechism is not just a prudential judgment, but a rejection of dogma

    08/03/2018 11:20:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    In the avalanche of reactions to Pope Francis’s audacious move to modify the Catechism so that it says the opposite of what the Church and every published catechism had ever taught before, there is one line of argument that has surfaced a great deal: “Pope Francis is not making a doctrinal statement about the illegitimacy always and everywhere of the death penalty but merely a prudential judgment about the inopportuneness of its use at this time in history.” In a recent article, Dr Alan Fimister correctly points out that even if this reading were plausible, the Pope has overstepped his...
  • [Cath Cauc] St. Alphonsus: "... The public authority is given the power to kill wrongdoers, ..."

    08/03/2018 8:13:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2018 | Confitebor
    St. Alphonsus: ". . . The public authority is given the power to kill wrongdoers, and that not unjustly . . ." St. Alphonsus, Holy Doctor of the Faith Inasmuch as Pope Francis chose August 2, the traditional memorial of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, bishop and confessor, Doctor of the Church, to make public his attempt to chuck down the Memory Hole the irreformable truth that "the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty," it is only fitting that the faithful recall what this eminent Doctor of Truth had to say on this...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Death Penalty Debacle: Our Lady of Fatima called it

    08/02/2018 8:18:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | August 2, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    The big news of the day in Catholic (and other) circles concerns the announcement that Francis has issued a rescript to the CDF changing the neo-church teaching on the death penalty as stated in the so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church. (CCC)In short, CCC 2267 most recently reflected the wishes of John Paul II to say that cases of the death penalty as an absolute necessity for effectively preventing crime are “very rare, if not practically non-existent;” the quote coming from his Encyclical, Evangelium Vitae. This treatment left the door cracked ever-so-slightly for the just use of capital punishment;...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Killing Capital Punishment: Francis vs. the Catholic Church

    08/02/2018 5:31:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Remnant ^ | August 2, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Latest Addition to the Bergoglian Pseudo-Magisterium...For the past five years the Church has suffered under a Pope who actually believes that the Magisterium is literally whatever he thinks. To quote his own admission in this regard, made during one of his infamous interviews: “I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium. That’s what I think, not what the media say that I think. Check it out; it’s very clear.”  It occurs to me that a “magisterium” one is urged to “check out” might have a rather ephemeral quality quite inconsistent with the concept of the Magisterium rightly understood. And now the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pastor of Latin Mass Parish Manfully Shepherds His Flock

    08/02/2018 4:05:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | August 2, 2018 | Ann Barnhardt
    Pastor of Latin Mass Parish Manfully Shepherds His Flock Across the transom just now.  Please distribute.PRAY FOR THIS PRIEST, HIS CONFRERES, SUPERIORS, and ALL HOLY PRIESTS. Dear Parishioner, You may have read that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has recently announced the the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be amended to teach that the Death Penalty, i.e. the judicial condemnation of an evil-doer to death, by competent authority, is now to be considered always inadmissible. Leaving aside any discussion of particulars, and making reference only to the general principle, such a position runs contrary to the...