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  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/12/2018 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 120 replies
    Pulpit and Pen ^ | JUNE 11, 2018
    The Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church has removed the term, ‘Father,’ from the Apostle’s Creed in an attempt to be more gender inclusive to God. The ancient creed of the Christian Church reads: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. However, United Methodists in the Minnesota Conference decided that referring to God as “Father” wasn’t inclusive...
  • Laudato Si: The Teilhard Connection

    05/25/2018 7:25:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Christopher Ferrara
    As I have indicated in other columns on this page, Laudato Si is an astonishing collection of problematical statements the likes of which have never appeared in any papal encyclical, ranging from dubious scientific opinions to humanist social commentary addressed to “every person living on this planet,” to a grab bag of vague political and economic recommendations which are none of the Pope’s business. But what does it all mean? As Andrea Galgiarducci has so succinctly put it, “there is everything and nothing in ‘Laudato Si.’”One could write an entire book about this paradigmatic document, which signals what I would call a final, “post-Catholic”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: We must not focus on the words of Christ

    05/25/2018 3:35:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | May 25, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In his Santa Marta homily given earlier today, the God of Surprises (aka Jorge Bergoglio) once again took the occasion to mangle Sacred Scripture in order to justify his departure from the Catholic faith; in this particular case, as it concerns marriage.Today’s victim text was the Novus Ordo Gospel reading taken from Mark 10:1-12 – familiar words that bear reconsidering:Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”...
  • Stolen ‘What Would Cheesus Do?’ Food Truck Found

    05/23/2018 5:18:08 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 05/23/18
    A stolen food truck has been found a couple days after it went missing but it has been completely gutted. The truck was found in Commerce City. Genevieve Hardin bought the “What Would Cheesus Do?” truck in February, taking over the food truck serving up gourmet grilled cheese with a theme. “This is my business. This is my life. I have poured everything into this,” she said after the truck was stolen. Since it was found, Hardin says she plans to rebuild and that the set back will only make her stronger. Hardin’s family has set up a GoFundMe...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Church permits criticism of popes under certain circumstances

    05/22/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Edward Feser Blogspot ^ | May 20, 2018 | Edward Fesser
    Fathers have the authority to teach and discipline their children, but this authority is not absolute.  They may not teach their children to do evil, and they may not discipline them with unjust harshness.  Everyone knows this, though everyone also knows that there are fathers who do in fact abuse their children or teach them to do evil.  Everyone also knows that it is right for children under these unhappy circumstances to disobey and reprove their fathers, while still acknowledging their fathers’ authority in general and submitting to his lawful instructions. All the same, probably no father ever says to...
  • Cdl. Brandmüller: Promoters of Female Priests Are Heretics and Excommunicated

    05/21/2018 8:31:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 21, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Cardinal Walter Brandmüller – one of the four dubia cardinals – just published in the German newspaper Die Tagespost a commentary responding to the recent claims put forth by the right hand of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. That is to say, especially her call for female priests in the Catholic Church. Brandmüller thus firmly says that the question of female priests has been authoritatively ruled out by Pope John Paul II and that, therefore, anybody who insists upon this matter – to include the ordination of female deacons – “has left the foundations of the Catholic faith,” “fulfills the...
  • Malaysian bishop joins ‘Pastoral Appeal’ on Communion and moral teaching

    05/17/2018 4:17:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dan Hitchens
    A retired Malaysian bishop has joined an appeal on behalf of traditional teaching about morality and the sacraments.Bishop Emeritus Anthony Lee Kok Hin, who retired from the diocese of Miri in 2013, endorsed the Pastoral Appeal, which has been signed by 250 priests in 39 countries since it was launched on May 2.In their latest statement, the organisers say that the statement has been “mistakenly cast” as a “veiled criticism” of Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia.Nevertheless, the statement, which asks bishops to publicly reaffirm Church teaching and condemn errors, refers indirectly to controversies which have followed Amoris.For instance, the pope’s document...
  • German bishop criticizes methods used to oppose Eucharistic hospitality

    05/17/2018 3:32:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 85 replies
    La Croix ^ | May 17, 2018 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    A German bishop has criticized a small minority in his nation’s episcopal conference for questioning the orthodoxy of the vast majority of bishops who favor a pastoral plan to allow non-Catholic spouses in inter-confessional marriages to receive the Eucharist at Mass.“We must get out of this way of argumentation which uses insinuation and suspicion and acts as if the position of the majority is out of line with church teaching,” said Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz.“I feel personally affected when, in their letter to Rome, the seven bishops warn that my vote and that of the majority of my fellow...
  • Bishop Schneider: Catholics are called to combat heresy inside Church

    05/17/2018 10:20:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 17, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Bishop Athanasius Schneider explained in a talk in Rome this afternoon why Catholics as the "Church militant" — the souls fighting for Christ here on Earth — must combat the evils of today, including the evil of heresy within the Catholic Church. "When there is no battle, there is no Christendom. When there is no battle, there is no true Church of God, no true Catholic Church," said the Auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, at the 2018 Rome Life Forum at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum).  "The Christian duty to fight against the sin, the errors and the...
  • The New Synthesis of All Heresies: On Nietzschean Catholicism

    05/17/2018 10:07:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 16, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Friedrich Nietzsche spoke of the “transvaluation of all values”: the inversion of our conceptions of good and evil in this post-Christian era. What had been regarded as good—humility, self-denial, obedience, love of the poor and of poverty, looking towards a world to come—was, in his system, to be seen as evil, and what had been regarded as evil—imposing one’s will by domination, satisfying one’s lusts, crushing the weak, dismissing thoughts of an afterlife, living for the moment—would now be virtues. The Übermensch or Superman would be the exact contrary of the Christian saint.As the atrocity of abortion demonstrates, Nietzsche’s view...
  • Interview: Bishop Schneider Addresses a New “Syllabus of Errors” for the Modern Church

    05/17/2018 7:40:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 17, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    It is with much gratitude that we present today to our readers a lengthy, original interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan. He was so considerate in his answers to the following questions, which we sent to him prior to the recent 3 May meeting of German bishops with the Vatican concerning the current conflict about Communion for Protestant spouses, as well as prior to the scandalous opening of the “Heavenly Bodies” exhibition in New York. It was our intention to put questions to him that would give him an occasion to issue...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishops defend Church teaching on birth control

    05/16/2018 7:08:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 14, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Bishops defend Church teaching on birth control It is sad when the above headline is news.  Yet, it is almost impossible to find bishops (or priests) -- outside of traditional Latin Mass circles -- talking about this subject.  We commend the Kazakh bishops for issuing the following reaffirmation of Church teaching: Pastoral letter on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae vitae Praised be Our Lord Jesus Christ! Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! The current year is marked by the memorable event of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae vitae, in which Blessed Paul VI...
  • Cdl. Kasper Calls Protestant Spouses “Fresh Cells in the Body of Christ’s Church”

    05/16/2018 3:29:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 16, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    Yesterday, I received a letter from an eyewitness who recently heard Cardinal Walter Kasper speak about Pope Francis and the intercommunion debate. In this 10 May speech, Kasper called Protestant spouses of Catholics “fresh cells in the Body of Christ’s Church” without that they needed a prior conversion. Kasper, who resides in Rome, seems to be trying hard now to influence the German debate in favor of intercommunion.For example, just yesterday, on 15 May, La Stampa’s Vatican Insider published a lengthy interview with Cardinal Kasper in which the German cardinal tries to argue that there are several Church documents which...
  • The Connection Between Amoris Laetitia and Intercommunion

    05/16/2018 2:36:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | May 16, 2018 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) The fundamental theologian Alfredo Morselli, pastor of the Archdiocese of Bologna, who since his ordination in 1986, celebrates only in the immemorial Roman rite, wondered whether the admission of remarried divorcees who are in the state of serious sin because of their concubinage is in effect, a"Trojan Horse" to introduce inter-communion with the Protestants. The theologian is convinced of an inner connection between the controversial post-synodal writing Amoris laetitia and the now discussed inter-communion with the Protestants. At the center of the current discussion is a decision by the German Bishops' Conference last February to grant communion to Lutheran...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priests Plead for Doctrinal Clarity

    05/16/2018 1:33:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 15, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    Priests are pleading with their bishops to end doctrinal chaos. Worldwide confusion over marriage and the sacraments has moved 15 priests from America and Europe to sign a plea April 22 titled A Pastoral Appeal to the Bishops for an Apostolic Reaffirmation of the Gospel. The appeal is now backed by more than 80 priests and one cardinal, Raymond Burke, former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. In a May 3 interview, Cdl. Burke said he hopes bishops respond to the priests' appeal.  "The growing confusion and the resulting division in the Church is causing a tremendous suffering, most of all for priests," Cdl. Burke...
  • Christians Must 'Unhitch' Old Testament From Their Faith, Says Andy Stanley

    05/14/2018 1:24:16 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 5/9/18 | Michael Grybroski
    North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley has stated that Christians need to "unhitch" the Old Testament from their faith. In the final part of a recent sermon series, Stanley explained that while he believes that the Old Testament is "divinely inspired," it should not be "the go-to source regarding any behavior in the church." To justify this, Stanley preached last month about Acts 15, which described how the early church decided that Gentile converts did not need to strictly observe Jewish law to become Christians. "[First century] Church leaders unhitched the church from the worldview, value system, and...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pastoral Letter on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae

    05/13/2018 2:03:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 13, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    Today, on the Fest of Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishops and Ordinaries of Kazakhstan issued a Pastoral Letter concerning the continued relevance of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae concerning matters of life. With this letter, the authors wish to confirm “the teaching of the constant Magisterium of the Church regarding the transmission of human life,” which they discussed during a recent meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The signatories — among them Bishop Athanasius Schneider — affirm “that each and every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life.” With reference to different papal statements,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Has Hired the “Worst Heretics”

    05/10/2018 10:56:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 10, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Pope Francis Has Hired the “Worst Heretics” The persecution of the Catholics inside the Church is growing stronger according to Monsignor Antonio Livi, a philosopher who served as a professor and dean at the Roman Lateran University. Talking to, Livi points out that Pope Francis accuses of “heresy” those who are faithful to the doctrine and fight confusion. Livi added that Pope Francis has put at the top of the Church – quote – “the worst heretics” and that he has his encyclicals written by – quote – “the worst heretics”.
  • SERMON for the Feast of Saint Pius V, the Great Reformer - Fr. Cipolla

    05/07/2018 7:07:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 5, 2018 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    SERMON for the Feast of Saint Pius V, the Great Reformer - Fr. Cipolla Sermon for the Feast of St. Pius V Preached at the Lepanto Youth Rally Waterbury, Connecticut 5 May, 2018 There is a church in Rome not too far from the train station, Termini. Its exterior looks like many churches in Rome, white marble, baroque style.  The fame of this church is not because of its rather over the top late baroque interior that leaves nothing to the imagination.  It is famous because of the statue in one of its side chapels of St Teresa of Avila...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop Rene' Gracida about a Remedy for the Current Papal Crisis.

    05/06/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Oakie Traditionalist ^ | May 6, 2018 | Joseph Ostemeir
    Okie Traditionalist Interviews: Bishop Rene' Gracida, of Corpus Christi, TX, about a Remedy for the Current Papal Crisis. His Excellency, Bishop Rene' Henry Gracida of Corpus Christi, Texas, gives clarification about an Article he posted on his blog last month on April 7th, which has since been circulated worldwide.  He is encouraging the Cardinals to take action to remedy the current papal crisis. You can read the Article:  HERE. Bishop Gracida was the first diocesan bishop to sign the "Filial Correction" presented to Pope Francis by Cardinal Raymond Burke and three other Cardinals, calling into question certain statements in the document Amoris Laetitia, in particular its...