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  • Cardinal Schönborn says he allows women to preside at funerals in his diocese

    10/20/2019 9:27:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 19, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and Claire Chretien
    Cardinal Schönborn says he allows women to preside at funerals in his diocese October 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Vienna archbishop and leading Amazon Synod participant Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has given permission for women to preside at funerals in his diocese, he said in an interview with Vatican Radio. This week, Pope Francis personally appointed Schönborn to the committee that will write the final synod document. One of the proposals being advanced at the synod, most forcefully by the Portuguese language groups, is that women in the Amazon region should be “ordained” to the diaconate.  More modest, if equally novel,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "More Than I Would Have Expected" - Marx About Abolishing Celibacy at Synod

    10/19/2019 5:22:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 18, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] "More Than I Would Have Expected" - Marx About Abolishing Celibacy at Synod he Amazon Synod's delegates are discussing abolishing priestly celibacy „more than I would have excepted,“ Munich Cardinal Marx told journalists in Berlin (Katholisch.de, October 16).Marx that mariage-priests [who contradict the Gospel] and [invalid] female deacons are “not only” wanted by the Germans but also by “many” Latin American prelates.Retired Bishop Erwin Kräutler who calls baptism a "symbol of colonialism," recently estimated that two-third of the Synod's bishops want to abolish celibacy.This is no surprise as these bishops were chosen among the Church's most anti-Catholic and...
  • Synod Proposes New Amazonian Rite to Ordain Women and Married Men

    10/18/2019 6:24:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 18, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Synod Proposes New Amazonian Rite to Ordain Women and Married Men VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Synod fathers are proposing the creation of an "Amazonian Rite" that will allow the ordination of women to the diaconate and married men to the priesthood.From left to right: Matteo Bruni, Abp. Rino Fisichella and Bp. Mário Antônio da Silva  On Friday, the Vatican published summaries of the synod fathers' small circle working groups, with cardinals grouped according to language. The majority of working groups did not mention an Amazonian rite, female ordination or married priests, but a vocal minority, involving Italian Groups A and B, Portuguese Groups A and B and...
  • Cath Cauc: Former nun participating in Amazon Synod: Female ‘ordination’ ‘simply has to come’

    10/17/2019 8:43:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Former nun participating in Amazon Synod: Female ‘ordination’ ‘simply has to come’ October 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Female “ordination” “simply has to come,” an employee of the German bishops’ relief agency Misereor said in an October 12 interview, adding that “the house of cards has to fall.” Those words came from Regina Reinart, who is participating at the current Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, in an interview with the website weltkirche.de. The German bishops' news website Katholisch.de subsequently picked it up. Married priests must come too, said Reinart, who in addition to being Misereor’s expert on Brazil is...
  • Not Halloween Yet: Anglican “Bishopess” At Newman’s Canonisation

    10/14/2019 6:50:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 14, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Not Halloween Yet: Anglican “Bishopess” At Newman’s Canonisation In attendance at the October 13 canonisation of John Henry Cardinal Newman was, close to the altar, also a delegation of Anglican clergy. Francis greeted the Anglicans personally, including an Anglican female bishop (encircled on the picture). Anglican ordinations are null and void. Newman left Anglicanism in order to join the Church.
  • New cardinal appointed by Pope Francis open to discussing female ‘ordination’

    10/13/2019 12:49:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    New cardinal appointed by Pope Francis open to discussing female ‘ordination’ October 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Michael Czerny and Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, both of whom were just made a cardinal by Pope Francis, have given signs that they would be open to debate either the question of female ordination or the married priesthood. Cardinal Hollerich, a Jesuit from Luxemburg, showed openness toward the idea of ordaining married men to the priesthood. He told journalists at the beginning of October that when there are entire regions in the Amazon which cannot celebrate the Holy Eucharist, then this poses a great...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Confirms: Women already in diaconate formation

    10/11/2019 5:11:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    aka Catholiic ^ | October 11, 2019
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Confirms: Women already in diaconate formation In yesterday’s Amazon Synod briefing, Vatican News reported on a presentation given by Bishop Wilmar Santin, O.CARM., of Itaituba, Brazil, in which he recounted a conversation with His Hereticalness:The Pope said he [Santin] should start with what the Church already allows: the permanent diaconate.Acording to the Vatican News report:They developed a plan with an Italian priest who had worked in the indigenous missions in Amazonia all his life. The first step involved creating Ministers of the Eucharist, then ministries that Deacons perform in order to move toward being ordained as Deacons.NB:...
  • [Cath Cauc] Key bishop at Amazon Synod promotes women deacons as ‘first step’ to women priests

    10/09/2019 4:11:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 9, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Key bishop at Amazon Synod promotes women deacons as ‘first step’ to women priests ROME, October 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A key organizer of the Amazonian Synod who favors a female diaconate for the region has said it may be the “first step” to ordaining women priests.  In a scrum after Wednesday’s daily synod press briefing, Austrian-born Bishop Emeritus Erwin Kräutler of Xingu, Brazil, said that he supported the ordination of women. Asked by journalist Edward Pentin if that extended to women priests, Kräutler said “yes, logically,” and added that a female diaconate in the Amazon “may be a step to” achieving that...
  • [Cath Cauc] John Paul II’s ban on female priests ‘not a dogma’: key Amazon Synod organizer

    10/01/2019 9:46:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 30, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Cathlolic Caucus] John Paul II’s ban on female priests ‘not a dogma’: key Amazon Synod organizer September 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The bishop credited with writing the Amazon Synod’s controversial working document has stated that Pope John Paul II's teaching about the impossibility of female priests is “not a dogma.”  Bishop Erwin Kräutler, the retired bishop of Xingu, Brazil, made this claim in an interview with Blickpunkt Lateinamerika, the journal of the German relief agency Adveniat – a group which heavily funded the preparations for the upcoming Synod happening in Rome October 6-27.  Making it once more clear that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Irish Bishop Backs Female Priests as Diocese Votes to Ordain Women

    09/24/2019 8:35:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 23, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    [Catholic Caucus] Irish Bishop Backs Female Priests as Diocese Votes to Ordain Women Bp. John Fleming refused to permit traditionalists Latin Mass in diocese of Killala KILLALA, Ireland (ChurchMilitant.com) - An Irish bishop has committed himself to a specially devised delegation process for ordaining female priests after 69% of Catholics in his diocese voted in favor of the ordination of women. Bp. John Fleming of Killala The vote was part of a "listening process" initiated by Bp. John Fleming of the Killala diocese in north Mayo and west Sligo, after an analysis of clergy numbers indicated that the 22 parishes of the diocese...
  • [Cath Cauc] Former papal nuncio demands women’s ordination at Mass, parishioners applaud

    08/28/2019 7:40:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 27, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Former papal nuncio demands women’s ordination at Mass, parishioners applaud COLINDRES, Cantabria, Spain, August 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― An archbishop and former papal nuncio to the United Kingdom has affirmed his support for women’s ordination.  On August 25, Archbishop Pablo Puente Buces, 88, announced during a Mass honoring a local saint that a letter would be sent to the pontiff on this subject the next day.  Miguel Ángel Revilla, 76, television personality and the president of the Spanish region of Cantabria, was present at the Mass. He reported the incident on Twitter: “During the Mass of San...
  • [Cath Cauc] U.S. bishop praises cardinal’s statement on impossibility of women’s ordination

    07/30/2019 8:47:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 29, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    [Catholic Caucus] U.S. bishop praises cardinal’s statement on impossibility of women’s ordination July 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, praised Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s latest statement on the forthcoming controversial Amazon Synod in remarks on social media over the weekend. Müller had said, among other things, that no synod, pope, or council “could make possible the ordination of women as bishop, priest, or deacon.”  It is widely feared that the Synod, scheduled for October, is being implemented as a means of ushering in women’s ordination. Strickland made his comments in posting the July 26 LifeSiteNews article...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Retired bishop of Amazon's most sprawling diocese defends synod

    07/25/2019 7:45:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    La Croix ^ | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, Vienna Robert Mickens, Rome
    [Catholic Caucus] Retired bishop of Amazon's most sprawling diocese defends synod Erwin Kräutler, 80, says women, as well as married men, should be eligible for priesthood Emeritus Bishop Erwin Kräutler received the Right Livelihood Award in 2010 for opposing the controversial Bel Monte Dam. Photo: Right Livelihood AwardsThe Synod of Bishops' special assembly for the Pan-Amazon Region, which is set to take place next October at the Vatican, will be not be derailed by those who have harshly criticized the assembly's working document (Instrumentum Laboris).That's the promise of Bishop Erwin Kräutler, an Austrian-born Precious Blood Missionary who has spent most of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German bishops’ website floats idea of women giving homilies at Mass

    07/21/2019 12:55:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] German bishops’ website floats idea of women giving homilies at Mass July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In light of the upcoming October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, the question of female ordination is currently being intensely debated. Katholisch.de, the official website of the German Bishops' Conference, just published an article written by Father Nikodemus Schnabel. This Benedictine monk proposes, as a sort of compromise, that women would, alongside the priests, be in the sanctuary. While the priest would celebrate Mass, a woman would deliver a homily. In a July 17 commentary, Father Schnabel – who has lived for...
  • [Cath Cauc] Key bishop in upcoming Amazon synod has hope for ‘at least female deacons’

    07/17/2019 2:52:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 16, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Key bishop in upcoming Amazon synod has hope for ‘at least female deacons’ July 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Erwin Kräutler – a member of the preparatory council of the upcoming Amazon synod and a key author of the synod's controversial working document – said he has "hope" the synod will approve the ordination of female deacons along with the priestly ordination of married men.  Kräutler made it clear in his July 14 interview with the Austrian TV channel ORF, as well as in a recent talk in Austria, that allowing women to become deacons would be...
  • St. Gallen Mafia’s long war to change priesthood will have decisive moment at Amazon Synod

    07/04/2019 8:18:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 4, 2019 | Julia Meloni
    St. Gallen Mafia’s long war to change priesthood will have decisive moment at Amazon Synod "The shortage of priests is only an obvious pretext to abolish practically (not theoretically) celibacy in the Latin Church. This has been the aim since Luther." —Bishop Athanasius Schneider  July 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Forty-four years before he successfully led the crusade to elect Pope Francis, then-Fr. Cormac Murphy-O’Connor—a future member of the St. Gallen mafia—attended a 1969 synod under Pope Paul VI.  Listening to all the radical speeches challenging clerical celibacy, he suddenly felt “a rush of blood to the head,” as he recalls...
  • Dissident priest group backed by prominent bishops demands Catholic priestesses

    06/26/2019 4:59:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 25, 2019 | Michael Hichborn
    Dissident priest group backed by prominent bishops demands Catholic priestesses June 25, 2019 (Lepanto Institute) — The Association of US Catholic Priests (AUSCP), which claims a priestly membership of just over 1,300 priests, issued a white paper on May 8, 2019, titled "AUSCP Declaration on the Status of Women." This white paper calls for the priestly ordination of women and utilizes condemned Modernist reasoning to reach its conclusions. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, AUSCP members will be asked to affirm this declaration at the ongoing AUSCP 2019 Assembly in St. Louis. The Lepanto Institute has written extensively on the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals, bishops who back women’s ordination secretly meet near Rome ...

    06/25/2019 9:59:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 25, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals, bishops who back women’s ordination secretly meet near Rome to prepare for Amazon synod June 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of cardinals and bishops who are involved with the preparation of the Amazon synod and who back the abolishment of priestly celibacy and other progressivist positions contrary to perennial Catholic teaching are quietly meeting together near Rome in preparation for the upcoming synod, a well-placed source revealed to LifeSiteNews today. Main participants at this meeting include cardinals Lorenzo Baldisseri, Claudio Hummes, Walter Kasper, Christoph Schönborn, Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck, and Bishop Erwin Kräutler. Also present are Professor...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Australian Bishops to Discuss Women Priests, LGBT Inclusion

    06/22/2019 6:36:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June21, 2019 | David Nussman
    [Catholic Caucus] Australian Bishops to Discuss Women Priests, LGBT Inclusion 2020 Australian Plenary Council has broad range of topics, including ideas at odds with Catholicism ADELAIDE, South Australia (ChurchMilitant.com) - At a much-anticipated meeting next year, Australia's bishops will consider ideas such as ordaining women, giving Holy Communion to non-Catholics and supporting same-sex marriage. In October 2020, the Church in Australia will have a Plenary Council, at which all of Australia's active bishops will convene. Organizers are also scheduling a second session for mid-2021, likely in Sydney.  The website for the Plenary Council lists a series of "National Themes for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] EWTN’s “Papal Posse” blasts working doc for Amazon Synod

    06/21/2019 5:15:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June21, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] EWTN’s “Papal Posse” blasts working doc for Amazon Synod WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The working document for the Amazon Synod has Catholics wondering if the bishops’ meeting isn’t just a sneaky way of introducing married priests and female ordination. Last night on EWTN’s “The World Over,” journalist Raymond Arroyo and canon lawyer Fr. Gerald Murray, who together form the “Papal Posse,” told host Raymond Arroyo that they have problems with the “Instrumentum Laboris” for these and other reasons. The working document for October’s Synod in the Vatican was released on Monday, June 17. Its English...