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  • Portuguese Cardinal declares acceptance of communion for adulterously remarried couples

    02/15/2018 9:40:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 157 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 14, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Manuel Clemente, has published an official statement in which he endorses giving Holy Communion to those who are divorced and invalidly remarried in some circumstances. The statement, posted on the patriarchate’s website, is called “Note regarding the reception of chapter VIII of the apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia.’” According to the cardinal, the note’s purpose is to implement the teaching of Amoris Laetitia in light of two other documents: “the correspondence between the bishops of the Pastoral Region of Buenos Aires and the guidelines given to the priests of the Diocese of the Pope (Rome) by...
  • [Cstholic Caucus] In the Name of Pope Francis, Cardinal Cupich Declares the End of Mortal Sin

    02/13/2018 11:28:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 13, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Cardinal Cupich to people living in sin: “No, you shall not die the death.” Made a cardinal by Pope Francis, who elevated him to the vertices of ecclesial power by installing him as Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago and appointing him to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Bishops as well as the Congregation for Catholic Education, Blase Cupich is spearheading what can only be called the movement to destroy Catholic teaching concerning marriage and procreation that Francis officially launched with Amoris Laetitia (AL). In my last column I discussed George Weigel’s trenchant comment that “the Church doesn’t do paradigm shifts” because...
  • Member of Vatican pro-life academy says bible justifies abortion in cases of rape and disability

    02/12/2018 9:37:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 12, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Rabbi Dr Fishel Szlajen cited traditional Jewish lawRabbi Dr Fishel Szlajen, who sits on the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has said scripture justifies abortion in cases of rape, or if the unborn child has serious disabilities.In a largely pro-life article posted on Spanish-language site InfoBae, Dr Szlajen condemns abortion on demand, describing it as a crime that has been turned into a right. “‘The right to decide what to do with one’s own body’” manipulates and intentionally obscures the fact that we are dealing with “two distinct humans” he said.However, he goes on to say that there is a...
  • Vatican Anti-Children-Tweet Scandalizes Even Protestants

    02/11/2018 7:02:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 11 2018 | Gloria TV
    On February 6 the Pontifical Academy of Sciences run by the controversial Argentinean Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo re-tweeted from its Twitter account “Casina Pio IV” a New York Times article entitled: “No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering it.” The re-tweet produced strong reactions. Paweł Chojecki, an US-style Protestant preacher in Lublin, Poland, commented underneath, “Today the Vatican is promoting a diabolical depopulation teaching! This is not a church of Christ.”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Voice Of Conscience = Voice Of God

    02/10/2018 6:51:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich just gave a big speech defending Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation. From the National Catholic Reporter‘s take: The third of Cupich’s principles calls the conscience of the individual person an “essential” element in the task of discerning how God is calling them to live their life.The cardinal cites at length from paragraph 303 of the exhortation: “Conscience can do more than recognize that a given situation does not correspond objectively to the overall demands of the Gospel. It can also recognize with sincerity and honesty what for now is the most generous response which can...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’ Revolution of Mercy: Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity

    02/09/2018 12:42:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | February 9, 2018 | Blaise Cupich
    Introduction    Thank you for the invitation to be with you this evening. I welcome this opportunity to contribute in some small way to the important work of this institute.   “…curiosity about Catholicism is at an all-time high in Pope Francis’ pontificate.” I did not write those words. They appear on the webpage introducing the goals of the Von Hügel Institute. That growing curiosity in Catholicism, the site explains, is spawned by a recognition that Pope Francis is tapping into a yearning the Institute is attempting to address, namely the need for a worldview of reality, a catholic - with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Humanae Vitae’ Rethink?

    02/08/2018 10:39:09 AM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 7, 2018 | Stephen Wynne
    In an interview with news agency Kathpress last week, Msgr. Alejandro Cifres, chief archivist for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, confirmed that a papal commission is reviewing Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical reaffirming the Church's teaching on contraception. The admission contradicts earlier Vatican denials that such a commission exists.  In May 2017, Italian journalist Marco Tosatti broke the story that Pope Francis, in collaboration with Pontifical Academy for Life head Abp. Vincenzo Paglia, was "about to appoint — or [may] even have already formed — a secret committee to examine and possibly study changes to the Church's position on contraception," as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The "Disloyal" Maneuver of Those Who Want To Rewrite "Humanae Vitae."

    02/08/2018 8:15:18 AM PST · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | February 8, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Published as received. The author of the letter is an ecclesiastic with advanced specialized scholarly training, and one who has held significant teaching posts in Italy and abroad, but who also dedicates time and energy to pastoral care.He is the same one whose letter www.chiesa published in January of 2016, on the deterioration in the “quality” of sacramental confessions, a deterioration that does not appear unrelated to the impact on many of the faithful of certain remarks of Pope Francis emphasized by the media.In this new letter he highlights the baselessness of the arguments recently adopted - mainly in a...
  • [Cath Caucus] Interview: Bishop Marian Eleganti on Amoris Laetitia and the Little Ones

    02/07/2018 7:14:36 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 7, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Editor’s Note: The following interview with Bishop Marian Eleganti O.S.B was conducted by Dr. Maike Hickson on behalf of OnePeterFive. Eleganti is Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Chur, Switzerland and the Youth Bishop of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference. Bishop Eleganti has signed, a few days ago, the “Profession of the truth about sacramental marriage” of the bishops of Kazakhstan which responds to the confusion stemming from the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia.Maike Hickson (MH): You have signed a few days ago the statement of the Kazakh bishops concerning Amoris Laetitia in which the traditional Catholic moral teaching is being confirmed and...
  • Cath Cauc: Tenth bishop signs ‘Profession of Immutable Truths’ in defense of marriage

    02/06/2018 4:29:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 6, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    His Excellency Elmar Fischer, bishop emeritus of Feldkirch, Austria, has signed the “Profession of Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage,” LifeSiteNews confirmed on Monday. Bishop Fischer is the tenth prelate to sign the profession.  As has been widely reported, three bishops in Kazakhstan – Tomash Peta, Jan Pawel Lenga, and Athanasius Schneider – issued a Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage on Dec. 31, 2017.  The profession was made public on Jan. 2, 2018.   In the document, the three bishops solemnly professed the Church’s received teaching and discipline regarding sacramental marriage and the limited conditions (see Familiaris Consortio, n. 84) under which...
  • Cath Cauc: Josef Seifert on his Dismissal, & The Fight For an Authentic Catholic Life Ethic

    02/02/2018 7:37:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 2, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Editor’s Note: The following interview with Dr. Joseph Seifert, founding rector of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein & President of the newly founded John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family was conducted by Dr. Maike Hickson on behalf of OnePeterFive.  Maike Hickson (MH): At the end of August of 2017, Archbishop Javier Martínez Fernández, of Granada, dismissed you from your Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair at the International Academy of Philosophy. You decided to take some legal steps against this unjust treatment which was justified by the Diocese with your public criticism of Amoris Laetitia. How is now...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Escalating War Against Orthodox Catholicism

    02/02/2018 5:32:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 2, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    When it was announced last year that Fr. James Martin, SJ, was being brought in as a “consultor” to the Vatican’s communications team, reactions were predictably on a spectrum ranging from deeply perplexed to blood-vessel bursting outrage. Known for his role as editor-at-large for the far-left Catholic rag America Magazine as well as his boundary-pushing views on the Church and homosexuality, Fr. Martin is the kind of name that gets an instant reaction when brought up in any conversation. And among orthodox Catholics, it’s decidedly not a positive one. Fr. Martin became the second high-profile Jesuit to join the Vatican’s propaganda arm,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Humanae Vitae" Under Siege.

    02/02/2018 2:37:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 2, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    "Humanae Vitae" Under Siege. But It Will Have To Go Over Wojtyla and Caffarra's Dead Bodies > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*Fifty years after its publication, Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” against artificial contraception is now solidly in the overhaul shop, as Settimo Cielo documented in the previous post.And it is evident that Pope Francis’s intention is to bring about the reversal - which means in practice to legitimize contraceptives - in the most soothing manner, as if this were a matter of a natural and proper evolution, devoid of rupture, in...
  • Swiss bishop signs statement calling Pope’s reading of Amoris Laetitia “alien” to the Faith

    02/02/2018 1:36:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 2, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    His Excellency Marian Eleganti, auxiliary bishop of Chur in Switzerland, today added his name to the “Profession of Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage,” bringing the total number of signatories to eight bishops and one cardinal, LifeSite has confirmed. Bishop Eleganti’s support of the profession comes just three days after Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakstan, invited the world’s bishops to sign the document and join in raising a common voice in defense of the sanctity and the indissolubility of marriage.   “God decides the time, and the time will come when the Pope and the episcopacy again will proclaim,...
  • Cath Cauc: Will the Pope’s project result in real reform—or turn Rome into a Buenos Aires-on-Tiber?

    02/01/2018 8:45:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | January 31, 2018 | Christopher R. Altieri
    The mainstream media portrait of Francis as a smiling, friendly old grandpa has always been at the very best a gross caricature, and more often a poorly executed grotesque in the service of an incredible narrative of Francis as darling of the mainstream media’s favorite pet causes. he first month of 2018 has not been smooth sailing for Pope Francis. Within the space of four weeks, he has brought his record of leadership in the ongoing fight against clerical sexual abuse of minors under intense (and frankly overdue) scrutiny, and drawn the ire of a man universally recognized as a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider: ‘Discernment’ now means to ‘allow to sin’

    01/31/2018 7:00:00 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 31, 2018 | Pete Baklinski
    The controversy surrounding Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage and family as found in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia can be reduced to allowing Catholics “to sin,” said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.  The auxiliary bishop of Astana Kazakhstan said that phrases such as “discernment,” “pastoral accompaniment,” and “change of paradigm,” while sounding “beautiful” amount to a concession to sin. He said it was similar to how Moses allowed the Israelites to sin by allowing divorce because of their “hardness of heart.”  “The suggestion is that now, after 2000 years, the Church has discovered the subjective aspect of...
  • New laity-led Academy for Life corrects Vatican conference on what Church teaches on euthanasia

    01/31/2018 6:33:04 PM PST · by ebb tide
    LifeSite News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Pete Baklinski
    The newly formed laity-led Academy for Life has published a critique of a recent Vatican-run conference on end of life issues that included several speakers who oppose the Catholic Church’s teachings on the right to life. Among these included the president of the board of Switzerland’s Planned Parenthood affiliate, and the president of the pro-euthanasia Royal Dutch Medical Association.  John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF) said that the Nov. 16-17 conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) — which was recently gutted and re-constituted by Pope Francis — had "serious problems."  "The spirit of the meeting...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Parolin, “Why we are in dialogue with China”

    01/31/2018 8:02:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | January 31, 2018 | gianni valente
    Several signals (including opaque operations, actual political manipulations, and even sabotage) indicate that important developments may occur in contacts between the Holy See and the Government of the People's Republic of China. The time is right to listen to an authoritative word, which will help to grasp what the Pope and the Holy See really have at heart. And with our Chinese brothers and sisters in mind, help to dispel suspicions and artificial fumes, to look at the ecclesial heart of the whole question, outside politicized narratives. For this reason, Vatican Insider interviewed Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Another Group of Bishops Choses Immorality

    01/30/2018 2:30:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 30, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The regional bishops conference of Piedmont and Aosta, Italy, published a 16-page note which in keeping with Amoris Laetita pushes adulterers into receiving Holy Communion. The note, dated January 16, asks every diocese to create a “space of welcome” (spazio di accoglienza) for adulterers which, according to the guidelines, will eventually cheat them into receiving Holy Communion to the detriment of their souls. The trick used is primitive: The document claims that every couple of adulterers is an “individual case” and that couples will be allowed on an “individual case” basis to receive Communion. As a consequence every adulterer can...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells Roman Rota: conscience is central in marriage cases

    01/29/2018 4:38:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic ^ | January 29, 2018 | Catholic Culture
    Editor's Note: In a January 29 address to the members of the Roman Rota, which was opening its judicial year, Pope Francis laid heavy stress on “the centrality of conscience” in guiding decisions, particularly in marriage cases. The Roman Rota, the Church’s top appeals court, regularly hears cases involving annulment of marriages. But the Pope devoted much of his talk to preparation for marriage, saying that the Church should help young couples escape “the deafening noise of the ephemeral” to understand the Christian meaning of marriage. The encouraged the judges, on their part, to take into account “the psychological and...