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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Soter and Caius, Popes and Martyrs (Gueranger)

    04/21/2018 10:13:26 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble THE PALMS OF TWO MARTYRED POPES are intertwined and grace this day of the Calendar. Soter suffered for Christ in the second, and Caius in the third century; a hundred years separate them; and yet we have the same energy of faith, the same jealous fidelity to keep intact the depositum left by Christ to his Church. What human society ever existed that produced heroes for century after century? The Society, however, which was founded by Christ—in other words, the Church—is based on that traditional devotedness which consists in laying down one's life for the faith. And...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Anicetus, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    04/16/2018 9:05:10 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Simple A POPE AND MARTYR of the second century appears in the Calendar today. The martyrs stand in clusters near our Risen Lord; they are the Eagles of which he speaks in his Gospel, as gathering together around their longed-for object. Anicetus is not the only Pope whose martyrdom has to be celebrated during Paschal Time; others will come, adding to our Easter joy. The Saint who claims our attention today is one of those whose holy actions are shrouded in the venerable gloom of the Church; and yet his memory will be held in veneration to the...
  • Pope Francis does for church attendance what Colin Kaepernick did for NFL attendance

    04/14/2018 5:14:24 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    americanthinker ^ | April 14, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The comparison is obvious. A new Gallup poll finds a precipitous drop in Catholic Church attendance coinciding with the years of Pope Francis's papacy. Francis is known for shoving secular statist left-wing ideology into church teachings, through both his words and his deeds, just as Colin Kaepernick did with the National Football League. That's clear in what Pope Francis says and in whom he invites into the Vatican to provide advice. And surprise, surprise, the result is the same: the fans and the flock stay away. Breitbart reports: Catholic church attendance in the United States fell by six percent between...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    04/10/2018 9:14:49 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Double ONE OF THE GRANDEST SAINTS in the Church’s Calendar is brought before us today. Leo, the Pontiff and Doctor, rises on the Paschal horizon, and calls for our admiration and love. As his name implies, he is the Lion of holy Church; thus representing, in his own person, one of the most glorious of our Lord’s titles. There have been twelve Popes who have had this name, and five of the number are enrolled in the catalogue of Saints; but not one of them has so honored the name as he whose feast we keep today: hence,...
  • Ukraines Experience With A Puppet Church Prefigures Franciss Capitulation To Communist China

    04/05/2018 7:02:41 AM PDT · by tlozo · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2018 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Chinese President Xi Jinpings regime is not the first to employ a puppet church to absorb, and finally dissolve, the genuine one. In the Ukraine of the 1920s, the so-called Living Church prefigured the Catholic Patriotic Association, a creature of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s. It is to this counter-church that Pope Francis bows, in effect making the Catholic Church in China a client of the CPC... Of relevance here is that the Living Church, with Soviet support, evolved rapidly into a tool of the State Political Police (GPU). It functioned within the orbit of the NKVD, an...
  • Is the Pope Catholic ?

    04/03/2018 4:22:46 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    Daily Source of Reason ^ | April 3, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    As more evidence the world has truly gone mad: The Pope has declared theres no such thing as hell. In a bizarre yet entirely logical way, it makes perfect sense. Read on. Youve heard the expression, Is the Pope Catholic? Its a figure of speech used to point out that the answer to a particular question is unequivocally yes. Now that the Pope has come out against the existence of hell, I suppose well have to abandon that expression. Controversy erupted this week with reports that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell. Quoted by an Italian journalist who is...
  • Pope Francis, in Easter address, says 'defenseless' being killed in Gaza violence

    04/01/2018 8:34:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/1/2018 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, in his Easter address on Sunday, called for peace in the Holy Land two days after 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border, saying the conflict there "does not spare the defenseless". The pope made his appeal in his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to tens of thousands of people in the flower-bedecked square below where he earlier celebrated a Mass. He also appealed for an end to the "carnage" in Syria, calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed to enter,...
  • Confusionnow about hellis the hallmark of this pontificate

    03/30/2018 5:35:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 29, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    Okay, Pope Francis probably did not say: There is no hell. But thats the headline story for todayfor Holy Thursday. And while maybe the interviewer is responsible for an inaccurate quotation, the Pope himself is responsible for the ensuing confusion. The Vatican, naturally, has rushed out another clarification. Notice, however, that the Vatican statement does not actually deny that Pope Francis uttered those words. Because the truth is that nobody actually knows exactly what he said.
  • Pope Francis: "There is No Hell" (a.k.a., the Cumbaya Pope)

    03/29/2018 3:09:37 PM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 91 replies ^ | March 29, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul. The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli. The interview is headlined, "The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary." (Il Papa: un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.")...
  • Pope Francis: 'There Is No Hell'

    03/29/2018 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies ^ | 03-29-2018 | By Michael W. Chapman
    In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul. The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli. The interview is headlined, "The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary." (Il Papa: un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.")...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Priest: Pope Francis approved my blessing of homosexual couples

    03/28/2018 3:22:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    March 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) A French priest has announced in a televised interview that Pope Francis approved of his blessing of homosexual couples. The news comes in the wake of silence from the Pope at the suggestion of one of his main advisor Cardinals that spiritual encouragement of homosexual couples should be undertaken and blessings for homosexual couples should not be ruled out. Father Daniel Duigou, priest of the Church Saint-Merry in Paris, France, is a late vocation and a former journalist who holds progressive views. According to a recent interview he gave to the international news service Konbini...
  • New film: Pope Francis, a Man of his Word

    03/13/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 24 replies
    Zenit ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jim Fair
    Pope Francis A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A new documentary film featuring face-to-face conversations with Pope Francis was released March 13, 2018, the 5th anniversary of the Holy Fathers election.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    03/11/2018 9:04:23 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double AMONG ALL THE PASTORS whom our Lord Jesus Christ has placed as his Vice-regents over the universal Church, there is not one whose merits and renown have surpassed those of the holy Pope whose feast we keep today. His name is Gregory, which signifies watchfulness; his surname is the Great, and he was in possession of that title when God sent the Seventh Gregory, the glorious Hildebrand, to govern his Church. In recounting the glorious of this illustrious Pontiff, it is but natural we should begin with his zeal for the Services of the Church. The Roman...
  • We wont live to see Europes Christian revival but it will happen

    02/23/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 2017 | Stephen Bullivant
    Since at least the 1960s swathes of the Western world have witnessed unprecedented religious change and (for the most part) decline. We have simultaneously witnessed a series of social and cultural revolutions, most recently the technological and media revolution driven by the internet. That alone has profoundly changed the way people think and act... This new evangelisation requires that we (and I mean all Christians) are embarking on a centuries-long endeavour. And given this, we need to approach it in the right frame of mind, fortified with a spirituality of patience and perseverance. While we tend to think of...
  • 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 Funds 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,...
  • Vatican in Bed With the Devil And Does Not Notice It

    02/08/2018 8:11:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 8, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Father Bernardo Cervellera, the editor-in-chief of AsiaNews, has answerd Vatican Bishop Marcello Sanchez Sorondo who, its seems without being drunk, believes that the Communist Chinese regime is the best implementer of the Churches social doctrine. Cervellera accuses Sanchez of making a laughing stock of the Church. He writes, Someone should tell Bishop Sanchez that since February 1 all underground Catholic Churches have been closed by the regime and at least 6 million Catholics have no meeting places. Further, local Communist authorities prohibit "minors under the age of 18" from entering churches, even official ones. Cervellera quotes a priest, "China has...
  • Its Now the Popes Scandal (Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church)

    02/07/2018 9:13:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2018 | by MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
    Well, its now happened. The great scandal of the modern Catholic Church its tolerance for clergy who abuse children, and its laxity when dealing with bishops who themselves tolerated or enabled priest-abusers now touches directly on the pope himself. Its worth laying out the timeline clearly. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed Juan Barros Madrid to the bishopric of Osorno, Chile. The appointment was met with local protests, among Catholics and non-Catholics who believed that Barros was implicated in the crimes of child sexual abuse committed by his friend Father Fernando Karadima, a prominent Chilean churchman who habitually kissed...
  • Papal Crony Praises Communist China, Denounces America

    02/06/2018 8:24:49 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 02/06/2018 | Steven Mosher
    Recently back from his very first trip to China, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo is waxing ecstatic. Those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church at this time are the Chinese. So Sorondo gushed to the Italian newspaper, La Stampa, on Friday. They seek the common good, subordinating all things to the general good. Sorondo serves as the Chancellor of the both the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Science. "... Of course, no interview with Archbishop Sorondo is complete without a little America-bashing. He said: The economy [in China] does not dominate politics, as...
  • Turkeys Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trumps recognition of Jerusalem[tr]

    02/04/2018 12:35:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies ^ | 02/04/2018 | Robert Spencer
    full title: Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The United States’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis on the president’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday. According to presidential sources, Erdoğan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city. The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move...
  • Erdogan to discuss Jerusalem, terrorism, Islamophobia with Pope Francis on Vatican visit

    02/04/2018 9:50:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Vatican City on Sunday evening to meet with Pope Francis. During a news conference at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport State Guest House, Erdoğan called the visit a "significant opportunity" to convey messages of peace. "I see this visit as a significant opportunity in terms of drawing attention to common human values, friendship and peace messages," the president told reporters. "We will discuss Palestine, Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq, the fight against terrorism, the problems of refugees, humanitarian aid and the fight against rising Islamophobia and cultural racism in the West," he said, referring to his...