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  • [Catholic Caucus] Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe"

    03/20/2018 8:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe" The so called "new paradigm” drawn from Amoris Laetitia, suggests that some Catholics are not required to submit to the divine and natural laws, Christian Brugger, a father of five children who taught moral theology and served as a theological consultant to the US bishops, writes on (March 19). Brugger appeals to the bishops to resist this “new paradigm” whose logic "will surely be applied to contraceptive acts, homosexual behavior, and to other traditionally rejected behaviors”. He believes that only such an intervention can avert what otherwise will be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?" A Conference.

    03/20/2018 6:54:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    It is confirmed. Next April 7, the Saturday of Easter Week, a very special conference will be held in Rome. The intention of which will be to show the Catholic Church the way to go, after the uncertain journey of the first five years of the pontificate of Pope Francis.The reckoning of this five-year period, in fact, is rather critical, to judge from the title of the conference:“Catholic Church, where are you going?”And even more so if one looks at the subtitle: “Only a blind man can deny that in the Church there is great confusion.” This is taken from...
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks about my work. I say I’ve been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says “Isn’t he so wonderful?” or, “That must be an inspiring thing,” or, “I have a friend who would love to read it.” And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, “Well, they should know that it’s not entirely favorable.”
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live Easter on NBC

    03/14/2018 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Fawn · 65 replies
    NBC ^ | March, 2018
    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT APRIL 1 | EASTER SUNDAY The globally celebrated musical classic comes to NBC for a one-of-a-kind live staging!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Looking forward to this!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Semeraro Outlines the Program for the New Casuistry

    03/13/2018 9:00:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 12, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In an article for Vatican Insider, Andrea Tornielli, an unflaggingly vigorous whitewasher of “this disastrous papacy,” presents a summary of “indications” of which people living in what the Catechism of John Paul II rightly describes as “a situation of public and permanent adultery” will be permitted to receive Holy Communion according to Amoris Laetitia, and which will not. These preposterous “indications on how to discern case by case” which public adulterers purporting to be divorced and “remarried” will be exempted from a moral norm that admits of no exceptions are proposed by none other than the Bishop of Albano, Marcello...
  • [Barf Alert] Fernandez, “Without the gaze of faith, the Pope is reduced to a character”

    03/12/2018 12:13:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | March 12, 2018 | Andrea Tornielli
    “The great saints and reformers, those who provoked real changes in the Church and in history, did not love slogans but gestures along with the gift of self. But for quite some time now we have been used to living with slogans in the Church". Five years after the election of Pope Francis, Vatican Insider interviewed Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, rector of the Catholic University of Argentina, and a theologian particularly close to the Pope.    How do you assess these first five years of pontificate? What has characterized it most?   I would rather not dwell on the results obtained in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Leader of St. Gallen ‘mafia’, “Ante-Pope” Martini prepared the way for Francis

    03/10/2018 5:22:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2018 | Julia Meloni
    Before his death in 2012, Cardinal Carlo Martini eerily called himself an “ante-pope,” a “precursor and preparer for the Holy Father.” Martini was the leading antagonist to Popes John Paul II and Benedict—a Jesuit famous for groaning that the Church was “200 years behind.” In Night Conversations with Cardinal Martini, he cringed at the “major damage” caused by Humanae Vitae. The Church spoke “too much” about the sixth commandment and sin. He said legal abortion was, ultimately, “positive.” For Martini saw himself as a dreamer who kept us “open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit.” Hadn’t the prophet Joel said that your sons and daughters...
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) What makes Pope Francis tick?

    03/09/2018 4:11:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Chicago Catholic ^ | March 7, 2018 | Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
    One evening I was having dinner with a friend who is a prominent leader in the world of entertainment. He is not Catholic, but professed to have a very strong liking of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. He appreciated his clear voice in defense of the marginalized, his powerful symbolic witness in actions such as washing the feet of prisoners and his radiant and joyful interactions with people from every background.“What makes him tick?” he asked. “What centers him and directs his life?” I replied: “The Holy Father genuinely believes not only that Jesus rose from the dead 2,000 years...
  • [Catholcic Caucus] Mgr Pinto’s Texas visit: the latest Vatican intervention in the US Church

    03/09/2018 7:55:12 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 9, 2018 | Jan Bentz
    The Rome official, an outspoken critic of the dubia, is teaching a US diocese about Amoris LaetitiaA curious course on matrimony and family is taking place at the moment in the diocese of Austin, Texas. Curious because the three-day event, which began yesterday, is being led by Mgr Pio Vito Pinto, Dean of the Roman Rota – while his office back in Rome appears to have had little or no involvement in the course’s preparation.Judging from its content, its speaker, and its somewhat low-profile nature, the course could set out to push a certain interpretation of Amoris Laetitia in the USA: one...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Humanae Vitae" Under Siege. Two New Assaults and a Counterattack

    03/09/2018 6:16:02 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 9, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    The siege on Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae” has racked up two new assaults in recent days. But also an energetic counterattack. The first and more authoritative assault bears the signature of Cardinal Walter Kasper. In a booklet released contemporaneously in German and in Italy he exalts the “paradigm shift” inaugurated by Pope Francis with the exhortation “Amoris Laetitia.” A paradigm shift - Kasper writes - that does not limit itself to allowing communion for the divorced and remarried, but “concerns moral theology in general and thus has effects on many analogous situations,” including none other than recourse to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Divorced and remarried, indications on how to discern case by case

    03/08/2018 5:46:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | March 8, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    It is a pastoral instruction entitled “Rejoice with me” dedicated to “Welcoming, discerning, accompanying and integrating into the ecclesial community the faithful who have divorced and civilly remarried”. The Bishop of Albano Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the C9, the council of cardinals who helps the Pope in the reform of the Curia and in the governance of the universal Church, is distributing it these days. The peculiarities of the document are two: it is a well-defined application instruction about the topic - described in the subtitle - and at the same time it is a generous document, which, although it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Kasper: Stop calling it ‘heresy’ to allow Communion for adulterers

    03/08/2018 11:55:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, the chief proponent of Pope Francis’ doctrine that Holy Communion should be given to divorced and “remarried” couples living in a state of adultery, is complaining about the increasingly common use of the word “heresy” to describe the novel teaching. The word “heresy” has been used by a large number of Catholic scholars, and even some cardinals, to describe the doctrine advanced in the Pope’s 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia, which appears to teach that certain motives can diminish or eliminate the sinfulness of adultery, allowing some adulterers to receive Holy Communion. “There is a very bitter...
  • [Cath Cauc] Dutch Cardinal blames Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia for ‘fracturing’ Catholic Church

    03/08/2018 11:50:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A cardinal from the Netherlands has stated that the question of divorced-and-civilly ‘remarried’ Catholics receiving Holy Communion is “fracturing” the Church. The source of the confusion, he says, is Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, specifically Paragraph 305.  Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk recently gave an interview to the Italian monthly magazine Il Timone in which he defended traditional Church doctrine. He remarked on the damage Pope Francis’ lack of clarity on the issue has done to the Church.  “The question of whether it is possible to consent to the so-called divorced and civilly remarried receiving sacramental absolution and thus the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Kasper Doubles Down on the Big Lie Concerning Amoris Laetitia

    03/07/2018 11:27:42 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 6, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As faithful Catholics the world over rise in opposition to the confusion and division engendered by Amoris Laetitia (AL) — a subversive document without precedent in the 2000-year-long history of the papacy — the Modernist whose book on “mercy” started the ball rolling for the admission of public adulterers to Holy Communion now doubles down on the Big Lie concerning AL. In a recent interview with Patheos, Cardinal Walter Kasper repeats the deceptive claim that as heresy “is a tenacious disagreement with formal dogma,” AL cannot in any sense be considered heretical because “the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage...
  • Cath Cauc: Maradiaga: Don't pay too much attention to the Pope's critics. Jesus also faced opponents

    03/07/2018 7:09:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | March 6, 2018 | CARD. ÓSCAR ANDRÉS RODRÍGUEZ MARADIAGA
    Card. Maradiaga: Don't pay too much attention to the Pope's critics. Jesus also faced opponents March 13 marks five years since Pope Francis was elected. To give some perspective on his pontificate, we spoke with one of his closest collaborators, Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga. CARD. ÓSCAR ANDRÉS RODRÍGUEZ MARADIAGA Archbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)“This pontificate has been full of positive experiences. It has offered so much. Not a day goes by without some type of spiritual lesson. The pope's daily homilies at Casa Santa Marta are a perfect example of this. They lay out a spiritual foundation that's both welcomed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ADW Set To Implement Amoralis Lamentia, To The Detriment Of Countless Souls

    03/05/2018 11:28:22 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Restore DC Catholicims ^ | March 4, 2018 | Restore DC Catholicism
    ADW Set To Implement Amoralis Lamentia, To The Detriment Of Countless Souls I'm in the Archdiocese of Washington and didn't hear of the impending storm until I saw the news on Canon 212.  This webmaster in turn cited the Tablet and the Catholic Herald - both British websites.  I find it most peculiar that the news broke on foreign sites, not American.  But it's not the first time this has happened!  But I digress! The "pastoral plan" (there's that word "pastoral" again!) is on the archdiocesan site.  I'd suggest that we all download it for safe-keeping.  It's a 58-page tome, but...
  • [Cath Caucus] Kasper: the faithful understand Amoris laetitia, stop accusations of heresy

    03/05/2018 6:41:44 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Vatican News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Alessandro Gisotti
    Cardinal Walter Kasper with Pope Francis Kasper: the faithful understand Amoris laetitia, stop accusations of heresy An interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper on the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the family and the debate that it sparked in the Catholic world. By Alessandro GisottiAs Cardinal Walter Kasper turns 85, the former President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity has written a new book published by the Italian publisher Queriniana. Entitled “Amoris laetitia’s Message. A brotherly discussion.” Cardinal Kasper and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, are together presenting the book in Rome.In view...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal lays out plan for parishes to implement Amoris Laetitia

    03/04/2018 7:50:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Cardinal lays out plan for parishes to implement Amoris Laetitia by Catholic News Service posted Sunday, 4 Mar 2018 Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Cardinal Wuerl says apostolic exhortation ‘is a call to compassionate accompaniment’Cardinal Donald Wuerl has issued a broad and detailed pastoral plan for parishes to implement Pope Francis’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”).“Amoris Laetitia is a call to compassionate accompaniment in helping all to experience Christ’s love and mercy,” the Archbishop of Washington said in the 58-page pastoral plan.The plan, “Sharing in the Joy of Love in Marriage...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Prelate close to pope: Divorced/remarried can be teachers, lectors, godfathers

    03/04/2018 12:22:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | Marrch 4, 2018 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Prelate close to pope: Divorced/remarried can be teachers, lectors, godfathers In VaticanJohn L. Allen Jr.Mar 4, 2018 EDITORPope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican. From left: Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa; Italian Bishop Marcello Semeraro, secretary to the Council of Cardinals; Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias; German Cardinal Reinhard Marx; Pope Francis; Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; Italian Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello; U.S. Cardinal Sean O'Malley; Australian Cardinal George Pell; and Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya. (Credit: CNS/Reuters/L'Osservatore Romano.) ROME - At one level, it could be said, it probably doesn’t matter a great deal in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis And The Eradication Of V II

    03/02/2018 2:23:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mundabor
    Let us try to find something, in a way, positive in what is happening in the Church.Francis has brought things to a level where it is not possible anymore to deny the direct, unequivocal causal link between V II and the current madness. At this point, the game of deception played for several decades since the early Sixties is up.Francis and his successors will try to let this deception go on for as long as they can; but year after year the link between FrancisChurch and V II will become more obvious. At that point, V II will be mortally...