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  • Al Capone makes a statement on the Chicago massacre

    08/05/2022 3:56:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Eccles is saved ^ | August 5, 2022 | Eccles
    Al Capone makes a statement on the Chicago massacre Cardinal Al Capone of the Chicago Outfit has issued a statement concerning the suppression of the North Side Institute on Febuary 14th (the St Valentine's Day Mass-acre). Cardinal Capone tries to look inconspicuous. "On February 14th, seven members of the North Side Community communicated to the archdiocese that they had decided to stop breathing and instead bleed to death through certain holes in their bodies. It was their choice to do so." "They were not killed. We did not shoot them. They chose to discontinue altogether." "The community had the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Diocese of Arlington’s brutal Latin Mass crackdown is cruel. That’s the point

    08/03/2022 3:56:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 3. 2022 | Claire Chretien
    [Catholic Caucus] The Diocese of Arlington’s brutal Latin Mass crackdown is cruel. That’s the pointTo feel such stinging cruelty from the leaders of one’s own religion is an especially painful kind of spiritual abuse, one that cannot be easily healed or forgotten.(LifeSiteNews) – Catholics in the Diocese of Arlington, famous for its large number of priests who offer the Traditional Latin Mass in addition to the Novus Ordo, were given grim news on Friday afternoon. Beginning September 8, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the 21 locations in the diocese where the Old Mass is currently...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Will Some Courageous Shepherds Just Say NO?

    08/03/2022 2:45:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | August 2, 2022 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    [Catholic Caucus] When Will Some Courageous Shepherds Just Say NO? The other night I watched, once again, the 1973 film, The Catholics, with Martin Sheen and Trevor Howard. The title was later changed to Conflict. If you want to understand where we're going, watch the movie. Brief synopsis: The Latin Mass has almost disappeared after Vatican IV. A group of Irish monks, however, continue to pray the Latin Mass and, to accommodate the crowds, they say it on a mountain that was once the scene of Masses during Cromwell's persecution. After a news broadcast about the Mass, pilgrims head...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Liturgy Wars Have Become Doctrinal Wars

    08/03/2022 2:30:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 2, 2022 | Eric Sammons
    [Catholic Caucus] The Liturgy Wars Have Become Doctrinal WarsMany Catholics over the past few decades have studiously avoided the “liturgy wars” within the Church and, frankly, I don’t blame them. Too often these battles involve a lot of heat and not a lot of light. Catholic against Catholic can become quite vicious and personal at times. Better to simply keep one’s head down, bear silently with any liturgical issues at your parish, and soldier on.Because of this prevailing attitude, many Catholics have also only been somewhat if at all interested in Pope Francis’s efforts to restrict and ultimately eliminate the...
  • DC parish rues Latin Mass ban, warns of financial and membership losses

    07/25/2022 4:08:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | June 25, 2022 | John Lavenburg
    DC parish rues Latin Mass ban, warns of financial and membership lossesThe inside of St. Mary Mother of God Parish in Washington D.C. during a Mass (Photo courtesy of St. Mary’s)NEW YORK – The community at St. Mary Mother of God appealed to Cardinal Wilton Gregory during an archdiocesan synod listening session not to ban the Traditional Latin Mass at the parish, mainly because it would mean potentially losing about half of the parishioners.That appeal failed. The listening sessions concluded in May, and Gregory announced July 22 that the Traditional Latin Mass would be restricted in the archdiocese to three...
  • Yet another Washington Post article on the DC Latin Massacre

    07/25/2022 3:51:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 25, 2022 | Kenneth J. Wolfe / William Wan
    Yet another Washington Post article on the DC Latin Massacre If you are a liberal archbishop of a prominent archdiocese, the last thing you probably want to see is the liberal newspaper in your city run three pieces in the last few weeks on your DC Latin Massacre. Especially when all of the media coverage shows clear sympathy toward practicing Catholics being evicted from their parishes.Today's Washington Post has an article by a reporter, William Wan, who visited Saint Mary Mother of God parish in DC yesterday morning. Planning his article on Friday and doing the necessary research on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Gregory restricts Latin Mass, bans traditional sacraments in ‘vindictive, heartless’ decree

    07/23/2022 10:57:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 22, 2022 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Gregory restricts Latin Mass, bans traditional sacraments in ‘vindictive, heartless’ decreeCardinal Gregory issued a six-page decree banning all traditional sacraments apart from the Mass, which is now to be only weekly and in three specific churches in the archdiocese.WASHINGTON D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Wilton Gregory has placed severe restrictions on the Traditional Mass in his Archdiocese of Washington, limiting the sacred liturgy to three churches, to be celebrated only on Sundays, and completely banning the traditional sacraments. In a decree issued July 22, Cardinal Wilton Gregory outlined his implementation of Pope Francis’ 2021 restrictions on the Latin...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: ‘Crisis of ecclesiastical Authority…is undeniable’

    07/20/2022 5:52:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 20, 2022 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: ‘Crisis of ecclesiastical Authority…is undeniable’Indeed, every baptized person has the right to attend Holy Mass and to be administered the Sacraments in the form that Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum acknowledged may never be abrogated.(LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Blase Cupich, with the bureaucratic authoritarianism that distinguishes the officials of the Bergoglian church, has ordered the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest who carry out their ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago to suspend all public functions in the ancient rite beginning at the end of the month of July, revoking the faculties...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich strongly rumored to be planning to remove community of Latin Mass priests from Chicago

    07/18/2022 5:32:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 18, 2022 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich strongly rumored to be planning to remove community of Latin Mass priests from ChicagoA prominent Chicago Catholic has gone on record to address the story that has created so much concern in the past few days. (LifeSiteNews) — A prominent Chicago Catholic has told LifeSiteNews that, in a further move to destroy the traditional rite in his diocese, Cardinal Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago, has instructed the traditional Institute of Christ the King to close down all public Masses by the end of July of this year. He will remove their other faculties by August...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Savannah Bishop announces end of Latin Masses, cowardly blaming the Vatican

    07/17/2022 5:06:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 16, 2022 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] Savannah Bishop announces end of Latin Masses, cowardly blaming the Vatican Reader: "The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah was the first Cathedral in the US to have a TLM starting in December of 2007. After almost 15 years we are being moved out of Cathedral and all of the Masses in the diocese (three monthly Masses in addition to the weekly Savannah Mass) will be shuttered as of May 2023, as per the orders of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments."***July 15, 2022Memorial of St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED

    07/16/2022 8:49:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 15, 2022 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATEDIt seems that, again, there are those who cannot keep things to themselves. I had hoped to build a prayerful barrage regarding this really bad news, in the hope that, perhaps, there were still some chances that, behind the scenes, things could be worked out in a better way without the public eye on everything, thus to allow the Archdiocese to “save face” and not have to “dig in”.You might respond that, given the Archdiocese in question, that was an act of the greatest optimism, even naivete.I...
  • Faith Leaders Join Lawsuit Challenging Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Law

    07/15/2022 7:26:15 PM PDT · by lightman · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 15 July A.D. 2022 | Matthew Stanmyre
    Two religious leaders plan to join a lawsuit filed by a synagogue in Boynton Beach, Florida against a state law banning abortion at 15 weeks gestation. The two leaders, one Unitarian and one Buddhist, will argue that the law violates the state Constitution’s right to privacy and freedom of religion (via NBC): The retired Unitarian Rev. Harris Riordan and the Buddhist minister Maya Malay confirmed they will file a lawsuit in state court next week, echoing arguments from Rabbi Barry Silver. Silver intends to file his own amended complaint next week along with Rabbi Arthur Wascow, the founder and director...
  • Australian council in crisis after motions fail to get enough bishop votes

    07/06/2022 5:09:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | July 6, 2022 | Marilyn Rodrigues
    Australian council in crisis after motions fail to get enough bishop votesSYDNEY — The agenda for the Second Assembly of Australia’s Plenary Council was disrupted July 6 after more than 60 of the 277 members staged a protest over issues regarding women in the church, including the defeat of a motion to formalize support for the ordination of women as deacons.A sense of crisis among plenary members, lay and clerical, became evident as the protest occurred and in its aftermath.As the scheduled lunch break commenced, the Council’s Steering Committee met to discuss the next steps, while, in a separate room,...
  • Episcopal leaders voice grief at Supreme Court ruling ending constitutional protection for right to abortion

    06/27/2022 8:39:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | June 24, 2022 | staff
    [Episcopal News Service] The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 upheld a Mississippi law that outlaws abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, effectively overruling Roe v. Wade, the almost 50-year-old opinion that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion. “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote, in his 79-page majority opinion. In the past, the Supreme Court has held that the “due process” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees “some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution,” Alito wrote, “but any such right must be...
  • Buddhist and Catholic, priests and theologians practice ‘double belonging’

    06/22/2022 2:58:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | June 14, 2022 | Emily Schutz
    Buddhist and Catholic, priests and theologians practice ‘double belonging’‘Religions need each other to understand themselves,’ said one Buddhist-Catholic practitioner.(RNS) — In a dimly lit Roman Catholic church in Manhattan, a dozen or so congregants sit as the Rev. Michael Holleran leads them in contemplative prayer. There is some singing, and some prayers said aloud throughout the hour-and-a-half-long worship service. Every so often Holleran rings a bell three times, meant to awaken worshippers from “sleep and into a consciousness of God’s presence.”But the core of the session is the repetition of a word of each participant’s own choosing — many choose...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Barber points out McElroy’s abortion hypocrisy

    06/16/2022 3:00:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | June 15, 2022 | The Pillar
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Barber points out McElroy’s abortion hypocrisyOakland ordinary speaks unambiguously to Wall Street Journal.When San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced last month that he had prohibited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion, tensions flared up again — with some bishops expressing support for Cordileone, and others offering objection to the “weaponization” of the Eucharist.And when one of the bishops who has most vocally disagreed with Cordileone – Robert McElroy of San Diego – became a cardinal two weeks later, the nomination was taken in the media as a resounding papal salvo in the bishops’ intrareligious dialogue.For...
  • Female Lutheran bishop in vestments helps lead Catholic Eucharistic procession in Minneapolis

    06/09/2022 5:19:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 9, 2022 | Matt Lamb
    Female Lutheran bishop in vestments helps lead Catholic Eucharistic procession in MinneapolisThe archdiocese said two Protestant ministers will observe and provide input at the Synod. TWIN CITIES, Minnesota (LifeSiteNews) – A Eucharistic Procession on Sunday for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis included two Protestant ministers, one of whom is a female “bishop.”The archdiocese included the Eucharistic Procession as part of its Synod Assembly. The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the literal Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ.Ann Svennungsen, a “bishop” of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), can...
  • “The Pneumonia of the Church”: Archbishop Aguer on the Sickness and Its Remedy

    06/07/2022 3:16:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 7, 2022 | Archbishop Emeritus Hector Aguer
    “The Pneumonia of the Church”: Archbishop Aguer on the Sickness and Its Remedy Archbishop Emeritus Hector AguerThe title of this note comes from an eloquent image used by the African Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments—and who was “mercifully” retired from the Roman Curia, as soon as was possible without causing too much of a scandal. His Eminence, author of books of rare theological depth and spiritual dimension, compared the current disastrous situation of the Catholic Church with that which Pius X had to face: modernism, which...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Council and the Eclipse of God by Don Pietro Leone: CHAPTER VIII: THE COUNCIL’S VIEW OF MAN IN HIMSELF (part 1)

    06/02/2022 7:16:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 30, 2022 | Don Pietro Leone
    [Catholic Caucus] The Council and the Eclipse of God by Don Pietro Leone: CHAPTER VIII: THE COUNCIL’S VIEW OF MAN IN HIMSELF (part 1) We have divided Chapter VIII into three parts, the text being exceedingly rich in content: part 1 – The Nature of Man and The Anguish of Man; part 2 – The Dignity of Man; part 3 – The Deification of Man. With the reading of this Chapter it seems we have arrived at a watershed moment. In this analysis of the Council’s documents it becomes clearer that there was deliberate intent (whether malicious or philosophically...
  • “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...