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  • Illness forces the Pope to cancel an event in Rome a day after supporting coronavirus sufferers

    02/27/2020 8:31:44 AM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-27-2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Pope Francis has been forced to cancel a planned Mass in Rome with other clergy after suffering a 'slight illness'. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a 'slight indisposition' that meant he did not attend an event at the St John Lateran basilica in Rome on Thursday morning. A spokesman said Francis would continue with the rest of his day's business, but preferred to stay within the Vatican rather than travel across the city. There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Pope Francis think that his Pontificate is about to come to an end?

    12/09/2019 7:47:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 8, 2019 | Marco Tosatti
    [Catholic Caucus] Marco Tosatti: Does Pope Francis think that his Pontificate is about to come to an end? December 8, 2019 The appointment of Tagle as Prefect for Propaganda Fide is an important signal for many reasons. But most of all because it gives grounds to suppose that Pope Bergoglio believes the end of his pontificate is nigh. An intuition, obviously; nonetheless, justifiable, if you consider another decision  taken - for no apparent reason - some weeks ago. We are referring here to  the end of Fabiŕn Pedacchio’s service as special Secretary to the Pontiff over the last six years; a...
  • "I am receiving the reward for my deeds" ~ The Miserable Reign of Pope Vigilius, AD 537-555

    09/07/2019 10:48:06 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 13 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | September 7, 2019 | Florentius
    Dark political machinations occur. Huge sums of money change hands. The secular power intrudes upon the domain of the Church, creating a situation whereby the reigning Pope is deposed and another is set up in his place. The deposed Pope is silenced, made a monk and sent into exile. The new Pope is secretly beholden to the secular powers who afforded him his seat. They now expect to see their temporal and ecclesiastical goals supported and advanced by the authority of the Papal office. Indeed, they are willing to coerce the Holy Father if he shows any reticence —and they’ve...
  • Full text of Benedict XVI: 'The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse'

    04/11/2019 9:36:29 AM PDT · by G Larry · 22 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10 April, 2019 | Pope emeritus Benedict XVI
    "...in the third part, I would like to develop some perspectives for a proper response on the part of the Church." III. (1) What must be done? Perhaps we should create another Church for things to work out? Well, that experiment has already been undertaken and has already failed. Only obedience and love for our Lord Jesus Christ can point the way. So let us first try to understand anew and from within [ourselves] what the Lord wants, and has wanted with us. (cont'd) First, I would suggest the following: If we really wanted to summarize very briefly the content...
  • [Cath Cauc] Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring

    03/25/2019 3:45:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring ROME, March 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis today made it clear that he doesn’t want the faithful to kiss his papal ring, repeatedly pulling his hand away from pilgrims who were lined up to greet him reverently during his one-day visit to the Holy House of Loreto. A disturbing video from the Italian news site TGCOM 24 captured the Pope’s insistence that the laity not show him such reverence. Link to video It’s not known why Pope Francis objects to this.  The meaning of the ring...
  • [Cstholic Caucus] The resignation of Pope Francis

    02/11/2019 5:30:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Corrispondenza Romana ^ | February 11, 2019 | Robert Mickens
    It is now six years since Benedict XVI announced he was resigning from the papacy. He quietly declared his intention in Latin on Feb. 11, 2013 before a small gathering of cardinals in Rome. But it quickly sent shockwaves through the worldwide Church. Benedict, who had been elected in 2005, later explained that he would officially step down on the following March 28 due to old age and the inability to meet the physical demands of his global office. He was 85 years old at the time, the fourth-oldest pope in history. He was also the first Bishop of Rome...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cantalamessa: Benedict XVI’s Resignation "Democratized" Papal Office

    01/12/2019 9:34:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 12, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Cantalamessa: Benedict XVI’s Resignation "Democratized" Papal Office Benedict XVI’s resignation constituted a significant step on the path to "humanizing" and "democratizing" the papal office according to liberal Father Raniero Cantalamessa, 84, the longtime preacher of the papal household. During a retreat for the US bishops last week Cantalamessa went on calling the present deadly Church crisis a “golden age" compared to past centuries when many bishops were more concerned about governing their territory than caring for the flock.” [At least then, the bishops were not actively engaged in leading the flock into the abyss and, after all, still had a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Defending “True Devotion to the Chair of St. Peter”

    12/18/2018 2:53:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Professor Roberto de Mattei
    Defending “True Devotion to the Chair of St. Peter”: A Response to Professor Douglas Farrow This article appears in the current issue (Dec. 2018) of Catholic Family News (click HERE to subscribe; current subscribers can access the E-Edition HERE).*****On Nov. 10, 2018, Professor Douglas Farrow published a long article on the website of the Catholic World Report entitled, “The Conversion of the Papacy and the Current Church Crisis,” in which in a friendly manner he criticizes several theses which I proposed on the occasion of the Catholic Family News Conference in Deerfield, Illinois, on April 8, 2018, speaking on the theme, Tu es Petrus:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: The Disfigured Roman Primacy by the Successor of Peter

    09/26/2018 5:00:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 26, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: The Disfigured Roman Primacy by the Successor of Peter Roberto de Mattei Correspondenza Romana September 26, 2018 The impressive rapidity with which events are unfolding one after the other in the Church makes one think that this is due not only to the dynamics of historical acceleration, but a deliberate choice by the agents of chaos to increase disorientation and paralyze the forces that are seeking to resist the rush of the tide. On September 22, The Holy See and the People’s Republic of China, in a joint statement, disclosed  they had signed a “provisional” agreement on the...
  • Peter as rock

    06/02/2018 6:34:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 516 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-30-18 | Msgr, Charles Pope
    Peter as rock Question: A Protestant told me recently that Peter can’t be the rock since Jesus is described as the rock and cornerstone of the Church, and he showed me a couple of places where Jesus is described as the cornerstone and even a stumbling block to unbelievers. Is there an answer for this? — Allen Desome, Washington, D.C. Answer: Of course Jesus, Peter and others who are called “rock” or stone are not literally chunks of stone. What we have in such attestations is the application of a metaphor. Scripture, like any lengthy document uses many metaphors, similes...
  • Isn’t There a Pope in Rome?

    05/17/2018 8:01:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 13, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Regarding the meeting at the Vatican over intercommunion for Protestant spouses of Catholics in Germany, stacked in favor of the subversives who demand it, Edward Pentin, writing in the National Catholic Register, has reported on the fallout from Francis’ advice to the attendees (which did not include himself) that he appreciates the “ecumenical commitment of the German bishops and asks them to find, in a spirit of ecclesial communion, a unanimous result, if possible.”  This stupefying statement, which suggests that a matter of Catholic dogma is subject to a vote leading to some sort of “result,” has aroused the concern...
  • [Cath Cauc]De Mattei - Tu es Petrus: True devotion to the Chair of Saint Peter

    04/10/2018 2:41:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 10, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei,
    De Mattei - Tu es Petrus: True devotion to the Chair of Saint Peter On Saturday April 8th 2018, at Deerfield (Illinois) at the invitation of Catholic Family News, and on Monday April 10th at Norwalk in Connecticut, as a guest of The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny, Professor Roberto de Mattei,  delivered addresses on the theme: Tu es Petrus: true devotion to the Chair of  St. Peter.   Here is the text of his conferences. Tu es Petrus: True devotion to the Chair of Saint Peter We find ourselves before one of the most critical moments that the...
  • Papal advisor retweets call for Church to shut down EWTN unless they fire Raymond Arroyo

    02/20/2018 3:13:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Papal confidante Father Antonio Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo.” The call for an “interdict” to be imposed on the Catholic media empire started by Mother Angelica came from Anthony Annett, Assistant to the Director at the International Monetary Fund’s Communications Department. An interdict is essentially one step short of excommunication. It bans a person or people from accessing most Church Sacraments. “A person who uses physical force against the Roman Pontiff incurs a latae sententiae excommunication reserved to the Apostolic See; if he is a cleric, another penalty,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PRAY FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI

    01/24/2018 3:46:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Abysussus Absyssum | January 23, 2018 | Bishop Henry Rene Gracida
    PRAY FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI We may never know why he resigned.  I personally believe that the San Gallo Conspirators who did everything they could to prevent him from being elected in the Conclave of 2005, and failed, succeeded in 2013 in threatening the Church with such a financial disaster that Benedict, out of love for the Church and on those countless men and women around the world who depend on the Church for their very sustenance and living, sacrificed himself and resigned the exercise of the power of jurisdiction (governing) that belongs to whoever occupies the Chair of Peter, but not the power...
  • Pope Francis Is Diminishing the Papacy. Good

    08/29/2017 7:48:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2017 | by MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
    Sometimes I think Pope Francis is a gift to the Catholic Church, especially when he says something silly, clumsy, or even stupid. He allows serious Catholics to take the papal cult less seriously than they have been doing for generations. Overall, that’s a good thing. It began almost gently, as a matter of style, with the way Pope Francis offered pungent insults in his homilies and interviews. He called out archetypes. He slammed what he called “airport bishops.” He characterized Christians who complain too much as “Mr. and Mrs. Whiner.” He belittled certain types of nuns as “old maids.” Suddenly,...
  • Council of Cardinals speaks about decentralizing authority in the church [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 7:51:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 26, 2017 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The group of cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Vatican bureaucracy spoke in their latest meeting about how to decentralize authority in the Catholic church and improve relationships between the Vatican and local bishops’ conferences. The nine member Council of Cardinals spoke in their April 24-26 meeting about how the Vatican can “be more at the service of local bishops” spokesman Greg Burke said in a short briefing Wednesday. Burke said the Council also continued its work examining the different offices of the Vatican bureaucracy, commonly known as the Roman Curia. He said they spoke specifically about the Congregation...
  • Comedy Hour at The Remnant: “Francis is the Pope Until the Pope Says He’s Not”

    06/25/2016 7:21:21 PM PDT · by SGNA · 4 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | June 24, 2016 | Novus Ordo Watch
    Response to Hilary WhiteComedy Hour at The Remnant: “Francis is the Pope Until the Pope Says He’s Not” Peek-a-boo! Is he or isn’t he? Apparently there is a new policy in place at the semi-traditionalist flagship publication The Remnant: Bloggers can write whatever they please about the Papacy, even if it contradicts the Faith, as long as they don’t endorse Sedevacantism.Most recent case in point: A blog post by Hilary White (pictured left) entitled, “Francis is the Pope Until the Pope Says He’s Not”. The title offers a good preview of the confused theology that follows in the body...
  • Ann Barnhardt dumps Francis, seeks Refuge in Benedict XVI

    06/23/2016 3:16:24 PM PDT · by SGNA · 67 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | June 20, 2016 | Novus Ordo Watch
    Barnhardt goes Resignationist...Ann Barnhardt dumps Francis,seeks Refuge in Benedict XVI She’s finally figured it out: Francis cannot be the Pope of the Catholic Church. The outspoken colorful controversialist Ann Barnhardt has announced on her web site that she can no longer hold that Francis is or ever was a true Pope, the Vicar of Christ. The reason for Miss Barnhardt’s change of mind is found in the very opening paragraphs of her blog post: It is now clear to me, and I feel it morally incumbent upon me given my position to publicly state that I believe Jorge Bergoglio,...
  • Fernández: “Give More Power” to Bishops’ Conferences [Catholic Caucus]

    06/15/2016 12:20:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 14, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    The story surrounding the somewhat controversial papal advisor and ghostwriter of Amoris Laetitia, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, continues. As we had reported, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in the June 2016 issue of Herder Korrespondenz, recently refuted as being potentially heretical Fernández’ 2015 claim that the pope himself could very well reside also in places other than Rome. This story was then also reported on by Dr. Sandro Magister in Italy and by Guiseppe Nardi in Germany. Yesterday, 13 June, Archbishop Fernández came back with a reply, by giving an interview to La Stampa‘s journalist and papal friend, Andrea Tornielli. In his...
  • Election of Pope Benedict in 2005 was Outcome of 'Dramatic Struggle,' Says Archbishop Ganswein

    05/23/2016 6:34:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The longtime personal secretary to Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has spoken of a "dramatic struggle" at the conclave of 2005, and insisted that the former Pontiff did not resign because of the "Vatileaks" scandal. Speaking at the launch of a book about Pope Benedict, Archbishop Georg Gänswein-- who continues to act as secretary to the retired Pontiff, while also serving as prefect of the pontifical household-- said that the "Vatileaks" scandal had "little or nothing" to do with the Pontiff's decision to resign. He said that Benedict XVI was motivated by his realization that he was growing weaker. By resigning, Archbishop...