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  • Francis Engulfed in Problems, Talk About Successors

    05/18/2022 5:38:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 16, 2022 | Gloria TV
    Francis Engulfed in Problems, Talk About SuccessorsTantrums. Francis has never had to deal with so much adversity as in 2022, writes Jean-Marie Guénois on Figaro.fr. Francis is deaf to criticism, Guénois says. Everyone, even Francis’ supporters, experience not a friendly but a tense climate in the Vatican. Francis divides and terrorises. His authoritarian style and his tantrums are omnipresent in the Vatican. A veteran Italian observer spoke to Figaro of a Latin American confusion that is incomprehensible to European minds.Health. Rumours are circulating in the Vatican about Francis' health. The pain in his knee is unbearable. He finds the wheelchair...
  • Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’

    05/18/2022 4:11:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 18, 2022 | CNA Staff
    Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’Pope Francis urged Catholics on Wednesday to feel free to protest spontaneously to God when faced with suffering and injustice.Reflecting on the Book of Job in his general audience address in St. Peter’s Square on May 18, the pope said that “God is not afraid of our prayer of protest.”“Sometimes I meet people who approach me and say: ‘But, Father, I protested against God because I have this and that problem…’ But, you know, friend, that protesting is a way to pray when it is done like that,” he said.“When...
  • Francis Urges ‘Visible Unity’ With Anglicans

    05/18/2022 3:55:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 16, 2022 | Jules Gomes
    Francis Urges ‘Visible Unity’ With AnglicansFormer queen's chaplain: Rhetoric of 'ecumenical flattery' won't workVATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis has reiterated his call for union with Anglicans, despite irreconcilable differences between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion on women's ordination and same-sex marriage. Pope Francis meets members of ARCIC on Friday The pontiff told members of the Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission on Friday that "visible unity between us" was the goal Jesus "desires and indicates to us," and such unity "is a unity to be welcomed with humility" and "as a grace of the Spirit." "Ecumenical dialogue is a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Vatican observer ponders the ‘end of the regime’

    05/18/2022 3:30:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 16, 2022 | Phil Lawler
    [Catholic Caucus] A French Vatican observer ponders the ‘end of the regime’ My old friend Jean-Marie Guénois, the religion editor of Le Figaro, published a typically insightful appraisal of this pontificate last week, with the headline: “Challenged, deaf to criticism: the solitary ‘end of the regime’ for Pope Francis.” The Rorate Caeli site has a fine translation, but if you read French I strongly recommend the original, to capture the subtleties of Jean-Marie’s thoughts (not to mention the elegance of his prose style).Among the noteworthy observations:“Visions of the Church are opposed to each other and openly fight each other under...
  • The Bible In Paintings: SAUL ATTACKS DAVID

    05/18/2022 6:09:28 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 22 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE 1st SAMUEL CHAPTER 18 An evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice. New International Version ©1984, Abrdgd, EMPHASES AddedBest viewed with the Firefox browser 14 ARTHUR SZYK "David and Saul" 1 JULIUS SCHNORR VON CAROLSFELD "Saul Tries to Kill David" 2 3 4 6 7...
  • “Progressive Manias”: Powerful article by Archbishop Aguer

    05/17/2022 4:00:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 17, 2022 | + Hector Aguer Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata
    “Progressive Manias”: Powerful article by Archbishop AguerWhat is progressivism? I am referring to ecclesiastical progressivism, which, like secular progressivism, looks to the future as if the world and the Church were on the move, always evolving towards the best.We could consider evolutionism as a sort of eponym of religious progressivism. This constitutes a system of “advanced” ideas and attitudes, which proudly detaches itself from any adherence to Tradition. The so-called modernism of the early twentieth century was described and condemned by St. Pius X in the Encyclical Pascendi dominici gregis and the Decree Lamentabili sane exitu. It brought together...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Martini was a ‘Prophet,’ Says Vatican Cardinal

    05/17/2022 2:43:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 17, 2022 | CNA Staff
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Martini was a ‘Prophet,’ Says Vatican CardinalCardinal Czerny’s remarks were reported by Vatican News, the Holy See’s online news portal, which said that the Canadian Jesuit spoke at the launch of the sixth volume of Cardinal Martini’s complete works.Vatican Cardinal Michael Czerny on Monday described the late Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini as a “prophet.”The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development said that the controversial Jesuit theologian anticipated recent developments in the Catholic Church.Cardinal Martini, a renowned biblical scholar, was described by the New York Times as one of the Catholic Church’s “most influential...
  • Next Week: Cardinal Zen Faces Court

    05/16/2022 5:19:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 16, 2022 | Gloria TV
    Next Week: Cardinal Zen Faces CourtHong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen, 90, will appear in court on May 24, a source close to him told the anti-Church TheGuardian.com (May 16).Zen was arrested and released on bail on May 12. His alleged crime is connected to the origin of money belonging to a now dissolved fund whose trustee he was. The fund was helping dissidents in their legal defence.In his first public appearance since the arrest during a May 15 live stream for the Society of Saint Francis de Sales, Zen spoke about his upbringing and how he became a bishop. He...
  • THE SYNODAL WAY: Is Francis Church Officially Going Gay?

    05/16/2022 3:03:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 15, 2022 | Michael J. Matt
    THE SYNODAL WAY: Is Francis Church Officially Going Gay? New from Remnant TV...The Globalist Pope continues to remove Christianity as an impasse to the New World Order.In this edition of The Editor’s Desk, Michael J. Matt rips the mask off of Pope Francis’s Synod on Synodality. Ever notice how the Vatican is long on listening but short on specifics? What exactly do they want to change, and why won’t they just come out with it?Instead of telling us what he wants to do, Francis says he's going to spend two years listening to us, so that when he makes...
  • Pope Francis has betrayed Cardinal Zen

    05/16/2022 2:37:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Spectator ^ | May 14, 2022 | Damian Thompson
    Pope Francis has betrayed Cardinal ZenWhen Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old former Bishop of Hong Kong, was arrested by Chinese authorities on Wednesday and charged with ‘collusion with foreign forces’, the White House called for his immediate release. Lord Patten of Barnes, the last British governor of Hong Kong, said the arrest was ‘yet another outrageous example of how the Chinese Communist Party is hell-bent on turning Hong Kong into a police state.’ Human rights activists lined up to defend the cardinal, who although released on bail faces the prospect of spending his last years in a Chinese jail cell....
  • The Bible In Paintings: DAVID'S BIG FAT HEAD

    05/16/2022 5:58:11 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 22 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE 1st SAMUEL CHAPTER 17 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. David ran and stood over him. He...
  • The Council and the Eclipse of God – by Don Pietro Leone : Part 2 of CHAPTER VII –Man’s Cult of God - Sacrosanctum Concilium : a veritable modernist minefield

    05/15/2022 3:44:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 14, 2022 | Don Pietro Leone
    The Council and the Eclipse of God – by Don Pietro Leone : Part 2 of CHAPTER VII –Man’s Cult of God - Sacrosanctum Concilium : a veritable modernist minefield Don Pietro Leone continues to guide us through the modernist minefield of Sacrosanctum Concilium – The Council’s document on the Reform of the Liturgy. This section, which is an excellent read, is incontrovertible in its refutations of conciliar conceits and not without humour. F.R. The Council and the Eclipse of God by Don Pietro Leone CHAPTER VIIPART 2: MAN’S CULT OF GOD4. Liturgical ReformWe shall here consider: a) The...
  • “Questioned, deaf to criticism...” -- A Tense "End of Reign" Climate in Francis' Vatican

    05/15/2022 10:58:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 13, 2022 | Jean-Marie Guénois
    “Questioned, deaf to criticism...” -- A Tense "End of Reign" Climate in Francis' Vatican “Questioned, deaf to criticism...” The end of a lonely reign for Pope FrancisLe FigaroJean-Marie GuénoisMay 13, 2022Francis listens but likes to decide alone at the risk of isolation.ROME - Never before has Pope Francis faced such adversity. In this year 2022, the tenth of his pontificate, everything seems to be conspiring against him. Rome, always quick to burn what it adores, is in turmoil. Some discern a mature phase of the pontificate. Others see an "end of reign", according to an expression common in the...
  • The Bible In Paintings: DAVID OR GOLIATH

    05/15/2022 6:20:32 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 22 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE 1st SAMUEL CHAPTER 17 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. 1 Source 2 3 4 JAMES TISSOT "David Slings the Stone" 5 DANIEL HENNING "David and Goliath" 6 7 The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a...
  • The Bible In Paintings: DAVID AND GOLIATH

    05/14/2022 6:01:05 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 23 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE 1st SAMUEL CHAPTER 17 Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war. Saul and the Israelites drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your...
  • German Bishops’ President Asserts ‘The Need to Develop the Church’s Teaching’

    05/13/2022 6:20:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 13, 2022 | CNA Staff
    The assembly of the synodal path has voted in favor of documents calling for the priestly ordination of women, same-sex blessings, and changes to teaching on homosexual acts.The president of the German bishops’ conference has expressed his belief that Church teaching needs further development, in response to critique of the synodal path in that country.The statement came in the latest instance of epistolary exchange between Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg and Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.“Our Church needs change in order to faithfully carry out her mission and take the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of our...
  • “Fratelli Tutti” Nothing Doing. Before the Conclave, the Cardinals Should Reread “Dominus Iesus”

    05/13/2022 6:04:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 12, 2022 | Sandro Magister
    “Fratelli Tutti” Nothing Doing. Before the Conclave, the Cardinals Should Reread “Dominus Iesus”For a few months, a new magazine created just for them has been circulating among the cardinals, with the stated aim of helping them “to know each other in order to make the right decisions during important moments in the life of the Church.” In other words: in view of the future conclave.The magazine has the Latin title of “Cardinalis,” is sent to all the members of the sacred college, and can also be read online in four languages. It is published in France, in Versailles. Writing it...
  • Archbishop Viganò: Pope Francis has displayed ‘unequalled duplicity’ in his treatment of Cardinal Zen

    05/13/2022 4:38:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 13, 2022 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Pope Francis has displayed ‘unequalled duplicity’ in his treatment of Cardinal Zen'The poisoned fruits of the Sino-Vatican Agreement are now apparent.' (LifeSiteNews) – On Wednesday it was announced that Cardinal Joseph Zen had been arrested by the authorities in Hong Kong. The investigation and arrest was made by the special police section set up by the government of Beijing to watch over Chinese national security, that is, to suppress any form of dissent or protest over the violations of human rights committed by the Chinese dictatorship.The elderly Cardinal – who in the past has expressed strong...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Onion liturgy: Francis and nervousness about form” — Scorching article by Luisella Scrosati

    05/13/2022 10:10:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli | Luisella Scrosati
    [Catholic Caucus] “Onion liturgy: Francis and nervousness about form” — Scorching article by Luisella Scrosati Francis’s speech, delivered May 7 and addressed to the faculty and students of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute Anselmianum [text here], suggests some nervousness. Decades of improvised liturgical interventions to erase all traces of adoration, reverence, sacred awe, and connection with Sacred Tradition; synods and meetings to no end, to mortify what is branded as the Catholic “right” in order to extinguish it... and then, having to realize that the ancient Mass is not only enduring, but spreading more and more; that young families -...
  • More Hypocrisy: Francis Discovers "Richness" of Other Religions

    05/12/2022 4:43:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 12, 2022 | Gloria TV
    More Hypocrisy: Francis Discovers "Richness" of Other ReligionsWhile using Traditionis Custodes to destroy the "richness" of Catholic liturgy, Francis feigns in his May 12 message for the World Day of Migrants that illegal immigrants represent "an immense opportunity for the cultural and spiritual growth of everyone."He hopes for a "fruitful exchange between different visions and traditions” and "a discovery of the richness present in other religions and forms of spirituality unfamiliar to us." His words are hypocritical since Francis actively suppresses such an "exchange" in his own Church.Francis showed what this "exchange" looks like during his Malta trip, when a...