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  • [Cath Cauc] Pope Francis on Fear of the Lord versus the Lord on Fear of the Lord

    11/30/2017 6:00:27 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 29, 2017 | Chriistopher A. Ferrara
    In his Angelus address of November 19, Pope Francis yet again (for numerous examples, click here) placed his own peculiar spin on Sacred Scripture, producing an interpretation very nearly the opposite of what Scripture actually teaches. In discussing the parable of the unprofitable servant who, in fear of his master, buries the talent (gold piece) his master gave him instead of making it fruitful by investment (Matt. 25), Pope Francis declared that this servant “did not have a true idea of God.  We must not think of Him as a bad master, harsh and severe, who wants to punish us…...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Will I Let the Lord “Mercify” My Sins?

    11/06/2017 5:47:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    XT3 ^ | November 6, 2017 | Pope Francis
    In his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis invited Christians to contemplate their relationship with God. POPE FRANCIS “I think it would be good for us, for all of us, today to think about our choices, about the promises the Lord has made us and about how I am living my bond with God. How can I let myself – allow me to use the expression – 'be mercified' by the Lord, in light of my sins, my disobediences.” The pope reminded the faithful that only God is able to respond with mercy to the sins of people around...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Hunts “Hidden” Enemies of Pope Francis

    11/06/2017 8:53:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 6, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Hunts “Hidden” Enemies of Pope Francis Bishop Erio Castellucci of Modena, Italy, published in an October issue of his diocesan weekly an edict ordering his priests not to receive in their parishes "seers, charismatics, journalists and intellectuals who manifest a hidden or open dissent towards the official Church and especially to Pope Francis". La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana points out that in October Castellucci had a friendly public discussion with the theologian Andrea Grillo, an intimate enemy of the Catholic faith who habitually used to attack Benedict XVI or John Paul II. One of the first victims of Castellucci was...
  • Praying for Those Who Have Died Is a Work of Mercy

    11/03/2017 8:28:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Praying for Those Who Have Died Is a Work of Mercy Msgr. Charles Pope • November 2, 2017 • What is the value of one prayer? I suspect it is far greater than any of us imagine. Prayer changes things, sometimes in obvious ways, but more often in subtle and even paradoxical ways. But prayer is surely important, even when we don’t experience its immediate effects. Perhaps this is why Jesus taught us to pray always and never to lose heart (cf. Luke 18:1). St. Paul echoed this with the simple exhortation, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17). St....
  • [Catholic Caucus] 15 Oct. 2017: Notice of the Abbot and the Rector

    10/18/2017 7:44:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    hochschule-heiligenkreuz ^ | October 15, 2017 | Doctor Maximilian Heim, abbot of Heiligenkreuz, Magnus Cancellarius of the university Prof. P. Dr.
    Since its founding in 1802, it has been part of the history of the Benedict XVI. Heiligenkreuz, inviolable " cum petro et sub petro " to teach and act. Therefore, we are resolutely dissociating ourselves from the fact that a scholar working on the occasion of our university has signed the public criticism of Pope Francis, who euphemistically calls himself "Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis" . Even if the person concerned is only a guest professor and has only made his signature on his behalf, we can not accept the fact that this places a shadow on our university. We...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • A Pontificate of Mercy — or a Merciless Pontificate?

    09/07/2017 2:44:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | September 2017 | New Oxford Notes
    For the past four-plus years, faithful Catholics have bent over backwards to give Pope Francis the benefit of the doubt, telling themselves that the Argentine Jesuit means well, that he is a faithful son of the Church, that he — like his immediate predecessors — has an enduring love of Catholicism and Western civilization, even if at times he comes across as ambiguous, contradictory, and intellectually deficient. The NOR, more than most Catholic-oriented journals, has published critical assessments of Francis’s confusing statements, pontifical missteps, muddled theological writings, and misguided initiatives (we have an entire online dossier devoted to this pontificate:...
  • Fatherhood and Mercy

    07/20/2016 6:30:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-19-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fatherhood and Mercy Msgr. Charles Pope • July 19, 2016 • Last weekend I was out in Anacortes, Washington (about a hundred miles north of Seattle) preaching at the Faith on Fire conference. One of the talks I gave was entitled “Mercy and Fatherhood.” In it, I spoke about how a father can show mercy to his children. What follows is my notes for that talk. What does a priest know about being a father? Why don’t you read this post and then tell me? Remember that I have been the son of my father, I have two brothers,...
  • Let Us Fall by the Hand of God Rather than by Man - A Meditation on the Paradoxical Mercy ...

    07/05/2016 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Let Us Fall by the Hand of God Rather than by Man - A Meditation on the Paradoxical Mercy of God’s Punishments Msgr. Charles Pope • July 4, 2016 • One of the paradoxes of God’s mercy is that through it He punishes wrongdoing. At first glance, mercy and punishment seem contradictory.But the apparent contradiction is rooted in the premise that punishment is the same as vengeance. This premise holds that the one who punishes is merely exacting revenge for some offense, or that the punishment is merely a way for the more powerful to vent their anger on...
  • Are You Washed, Till We Meet Again

    04/16/2017 7:12:08 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 4/16/2017 | Revski
    Jesus did it all though his shed blood, not anything we can or could do.
  • Francis and the fruit of false compassion: Sexual predators treated better than victims [Cath Cauc]

    02/26/2017 4:22:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 26, 2017 | Paul Anthony Melanson
    ABC News reports: "Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question. One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest who received the pope's clemency was later convicted by an Italian criminal court for his sex crimes against children as young as 12. The Rev. Mauro Inzoli is now facing a second church trial after new evidence emerged against him, The Associated Press has learned.  The Inzoli case is...
  • God’s Mercy and Justice - Balance or Bust!

    01/17/2017 8:23:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God’s Mercy and Justice – Balance or Bust! Msgr. Charles Pope • January 16, 2017 • One of the signs of orthodoxy is the ability to hold competing truths in tension, realizing that they are there to balance each other. For example, on the one hand God is sovereign and omnipotent, but on the other we are free to say no to Him. Both of these are taught in Scripture. Our freedom mysteriously interacts with God’s sovereignty and omnipotence, but how?Heresy will not abide any tension and so it selects one truth while discarding others meant to balance or...
  • Terminally ill child dies in Santa's arms

    12/12/2016 9:05:41 AM PST · by nickedknack · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 12, 2016 | Fox News
    A 60-year-old Tennessee man who spends time volunteering as Santa Claus at a local hospital granted a 5-year-old terminally ill boy his final wish this holiday season, and held him as he died in his arms. “I spent four years in the Army with the 75th Rangers, and I’ve seen my share of [stuff],” Eric Schmitt-Matzen told USA Today. “But I ran by the nurses’ station bawling my head off. I know nurses and doctors see things like that every day, but I don’t know how they can take it.”
  • De Mattei: Contradictions at the closing of the Jubilee

    11/24/2016 7:18:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 22, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Among the keys that interpret Pope Francis’ pontificate is certainly his love of contradiction. This inclination of mind is made evident by the Apostolic Letter ‘Misercordia et misera’, signed at the end of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In this letter Pope Bergoglio, establishes that those who attend the churches officiated by the priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X, can receive validly and lawfully, sacramental absolution. The Pope thus rectifies that which constituted the main factor of “irregularity” in the Fraternity founded by Monsignor Lefebvre: the validity of their confessions. It would be contradictory to imagine that once...
  • Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all priests

    11/21/2016 8:37:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    AOL News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an "apostolic letter" after Sunday's close of the Church's "Holy Year of Mercy". He said he wanted to "restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life" but "there is no sin...
  • Pope Extends Permission on Abortion Forgiveness

    11/21/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    abc ^ | 11/21/16 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy...
  • Praying for the Living and the Dead – A Spiritual Work of Mercy

    11/03/2016 8:07:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Praying for the Living and the Dead – A Spiritual Work of Mercy Msgr. Charles Pope • November 2, 2016 • What is the value of one prayer? I suspect it is far greater than any of us imagine. Prayer changes things, sometimes in obvious ways, more often in subtle and even paradoxical ways. But prayer is surely important, even when we don’t experience its immediate effects. Perhaps this is why Jesus taught us to pray always and never to lose heart (cf Luke 18:1). St. Paul echoed this with the simple exhortation, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17)....
  • Beware of Fake Mercy - Behold True Mercy in the Call of St. Matthew

    07/04/2016 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beware of Fake Mercy - Behold True Mercy in the Call of St. Matthew Msgr. Charles Pope • July 3, 2016 • This year in particular (the year of mercy), we are summoned to reflect on the concept of mercy. Many think of mercy as an overlooking of sin rather than as a remedy for it. To some, the fact of God’s mercy is a sign that He doesn’t care about sin and is content to leave us in it. Those who speak to the reality of mercy are often called harsh, mean-spirited, etc. Many set mercy and sin...
  • Jubilee of Mercy: A Final Gift, Prophecies, End Times

    05/29/2016 9:17:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CE.com ^ | Kathleen Beckman
    Jubilee of Mercy: A Final Gift, Prophecies, End TimesKathleen Beckman Not yet half way through the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the universal Church continues to invite the faithful to focus on the need to ask for Divine Mercy and to be reconciled with the Father of Mercy. Repentance and conversion are central to the call to become ambassadors of the Father’s mercy for others. Acknowledging the deep need for Divine Mercy and cultivating a merciful heart is more challenging than it appears.St. John Paul II’s 1980 encyclical, Dives in Misericordia (Rich in Mercy), taught, “The present day mentality, more perhaps...
  • Justice and Mercy Are Alike for God

    05/11/2016 8:35:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-10-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Justice and Mercy Are Alike for God Msgr. Charles Pope • May 10, 2016 • I recently prepared a talk to present to a group of lawyers on the relationship between justice and mercy. The following is a summary of the basic points: I. Distinctions – From our perspective as humans, we tend to distinguish sharply between justice and mercy.For us, justice is the rendering to each person what is due to him or her. There is a kind of “You did it, you get it” mentality (whether praise or rebuke, reward or punishment). For us, justice is about...