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  • [Catholic Caucus] Wheat and Tares

    07/14/2024 3:30:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 13, 2024 | Greg Maresca
    [Catholic Caucus] Wheat and TaresDuring your life, you have resided under the Muhammad Ali of American presidents “the greatest of all time,” and as luck would have it, you are now living under the second greatest president, ever. What are the odds? Provided that is not enough, over in Rome on the chair of Peter sits the grandest pope in the history of the Church. Every day is like having the largest Powerball winning lottery ticket sitting on your dresser waiting to be cashed. Halcyon days, indeed.And then you wake up.As the American nation endures a cold civil war, its...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Issue with Fiducia Supplicans

    07/12/2024 4:31:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 11, 2024 | John Andra
    [Catholic Caucus] The Issue with Fiducia SupplicansA few weeks after the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith promulgated Fiducia supplicans,[1] it published a "[p]ress release concerning the reception" of the document.[2] The issue in the dicastery’s view was thus the document’s reception, which had not been universally favorable.[3] The dicastery urged a "full and calm reading of the Declaration so as to better understand its meaning and purpose," thereby suggesting its critics lacked reading comprehension and emotional control. But the issue with the document is not extrinsic. The issue is intrinsic, specifically an apparent reliance on process theology. Process...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New Synodal Working Document: Continuing Plan to Ordain Women?

    07/11/2024 8:03:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 9, 2024 | Julia Meloni
    [Catholic Caucus] New Synodal Working Document: Continuing Plan to Ordain Women?Editor’s note: follow Synod Watch for analysis of the upcoming Synod on Synodality in Rome this fall. In his new article “Pope Francis Disappoints Progressives. He Will Do So Again,” Fr. Thomas Reese describes a source of frustration for some papal supporters: the slow pace of change in certain areas of the Church. From the pope’s “temporary no” to the ordination of married men (Reese’s words) to Francis’s current “no” to the ordination of women deacons, the pope has surprised many by stepping back—more than once—from the precipice of change.So...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican issues text underpinning controversial Synod on Synodality October meetings

    07/10/2024 12:22:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 9, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican issues text underpinning controversial Synod on Synodality October meetingsWhile there are no explicit calls for female deacons, as there have been in other texts, the Vatican's new document seeks to cement synodality as the way forward for the Church.The Vatican has issued the working document which will guide October’s Synod on Synodality meetings, containing key themes and calls to action for reorganizing Church governance and decision making to involve lay people in a more “synodal” style.Published July 9, the lengthy Instrumentum laboris (IL) states that at the center of the multi-year synod process “is a call to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Italian priest to ‘bless’ homosexual activist ‘couple’ after civil union ceremony

    07/08/2024 7:45:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 8, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Italian priest to ‘bless’ homosexual activist ‘couple’ after civil union ceremonyDon Giuseppe Cavoli will ‘bless’ Hector Pautasso and Filippo Sanchi at the reception after the two LGBT activists contract a civil union, in the Italian diocese of Francis-appointed Bishop Andrea Andreozzi.Bishop Andrea AndreozziCARTOCETO, Italy (LifeSiteNews) — Two homosexual activists are due to receive a “blessing” from a Catholic priest following their civil union ceremony later this year, with the longtime cohabiting pair also intending to adopt a child. A July 7 report by an Italian daily highlighted the upcoming plans for the state and ecclesial approval of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Appeal to priests: Resist ‘blessings’ for homosexual ‘couples,’ even to the point of shedding blood

    07/04/2024 5:42:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 4, 2024 | Raymund Maria
    [Catholic Caucus] Appeal to priests: Resist ‘blessings’ for homosexual ‘couples,’ even to the point of shedding bloodPriests who ‘bless’ a homosexual or other sinful ‘couple’ defy the universal and constant teaching of the Church and commit at least four mortal sins at once. On the Day of Judgment, Christ will say to them: ‘Depart from me, I do not know you.’The heterodox “blessing” of homosexual “couples” and those in “irregular situations,” which Pope Francis and Cardinal Fernández have proposed in Ficucia supplicans, continues to be a cause of grave scandal and confusion among priests and faithful alike. Many bishops and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New York Priest Celebrates ‘Pride Mass’ Outside of Gay Monument — on LGBT Flag

    06/29/2024 9:35:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 28, 2024 | Joe Bukuras
    [Catholic Caucus] New York Priest Celebrates ‘Pride Mass’ Outside of Gay Monument — on LGBT FlagFather Eric Andrews, Pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, celebrates Mass at the Stonewall National Monument surrounded by pride flags. A New York City Catholic church, previously caught up in LGBT controversy, hosted a “Pride Mass” Thursday evening using an altar shrouded with a gay and transgender “pride” flag at a local federal monument with sculptures of two same-sex couples and decorated by dozens of LGBT rainbow flags.The federal monument enshrining a gay bar, The Stonewall Inn, and its...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Banning the TLM (Again): Latest Developments

    06/26/2024 10:04:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 26, 2024 | Carina Benton
    [Catholic Caucus] Banning the TLM (Again): Latest DevelopmentsCredible rumors shared by Rorate Caeli about a renewed crackdown on the Roman Rite, coinciding with the third anniversary of Traditionis Custodes, have prompted an interesting debate on what sort of trick the Vatican may have up its sleeve and how, in turn, individual dioceses and Traditional Latin Mass communities will play their hand. In its letter published last week, Rorate cautioned readers that the ideologues responsible for Traditionis Custodes are “frustrated with its apparently slow results” and are now seeking a new ban that would be as “wide, final, and irreversible as...
  • The pope’s right-hand man is reshaping the church, becoming a target

    06/24/2024 4:27:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2024 | Anthony Faiola and Stefano Pitrelli
    The pope’s right-hand man is reshaping the church, becoming a targetMost Catholics have little sense of the liberal archbishop behind the Vatican’s pronouncements. But critics of the pope see Víctor Manuel Fernández as Enemy No. 2.“Fernández’s appointment was the most consequential of [Francis’s] pontificate,” said Massimo Faggioli, a Catholic theologian at Villanova University. “After one year of Fernández, we’ve witnessed a series … of frequent, specific, out-of-the-ordinary actions the likes of which have never been observed. And this from a prefect who knows full well that he’s Francis’s own alter ego and enjoys the pope’s complete trust.” ... Senior church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Before the Egghead Fell Off the High Wall and Shattered into a Thousand Pieces”: Charlier on Grillo

    06/22/2024 9:07:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 21, 2024 | Michael Charlier
    [Catholic Caucus] “Before the Egghead Fell Off the High Wall and Shattered into a Thousand Pieces”: Charlier on GrilloThe devotional map of the late 19th century depicts the Holy Mass as the center of the unity of the triumphant, struggling and suffering Church. As in heaven, so also on earth.If Andrea Grillo were a professor at a German theological faculty, we could confidently put his interview to one side—irrelevant drivel, like most of what is produced by theology professors. But although he would fit very well into the German environment, his position as a liturgy teacher at a papal university...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin’s pro-LGBT group publishes article connecting ‘Pride Month’ to Sacred Heart

    06/19/2024 7:34:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 18, 2024 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin’s pro-LGBT group publishes article connecting ‘Pride Month’ to Sacred HeartAn 'Outreach' op-ed attempted to argue, in conflict with Catholic teaching, that 'the message of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Pride flag seem to me to be highly aligned.'The pro-LGBT advocacy group Outreach, run by Father James Martin, S.J., published an op-ed blasphemously arguing that the sexually immoral agenda of the rainbow “Pride Month” is compatible with the traditional devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus to which Catholics have long dedicated the month of June.READ: Five things you should know about devotion to...
  • Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis at G7 Summit to discuss foreign policy, climate change

    06/17/2024 8:09:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | June 14, 2024 | Tyler Arnold
    Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis at G7 Summit to discuss foreign policy, climate changePresident Joe Biden privately met with Pope Francis early Friday evening in Apulia, Italy, at the Group of Seven (G7) Summit to discuss foreign policy and climate change.Francis is the first pope to address the G7 summit, which is an annual meeting of government leaders from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, and Italy. The European Union also participates but is not an official member.
  • [Catholic Caucus] German church tax is funding a ‘Marxist’ religion of heretics and schismatics

    06/11/2024 5:14:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 11, 2024 | Fr. Joachim Heimerl
    [Catholic Caucus] German church tax is funding a ‘Marxist’ religion of heretics and schismaticsCatholic priest Fr. Joachim Heimerl argued that the bishops in Germany 'cling to the church tax like the devil to a poor soul. After all, the tax system has made the Church in Germany incredibly rich but equally faithless and decadent.'Anyone who is baptized and confirmed and who professes the faith of the Church is Catholic. In Germany, as is so often the case, things are quite different. Here, you are only Catholic through the church tax, at least if you are a taxpayer.This tax is by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dutch Bishop: Fiducia Supplicans Too Much ‘in Tune With Zeitgeist’

    06/08/2024 7:55:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 8, 2024 | AC Wimmer
    [Catholic Caucus] Dutch Bishop: Fiducia Supplicans Too Much ‘in Tune With Zeitgeist’A Dutch bishop has described the Vatican’s Fiducia Supplicans declaration, which permits nonliturgical blessings of homosexual couples, as an attempt to “make peace with a secular society.”However, Auxiliary Bishop Rob Mutsaerts of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands warned: “Peace at the expense of morality and truth” is a “most merciless peace imaginable.” “God loves everyone. He loves all sinners, but he hates your sins. He fervently hopes that you will return to him, just as he hoped for the prodigal son’s return. He wants nothing more than...
  • Making Reparation For the Offenses Against the Sacred Heart of Jesus That Have Grown Progressively Worse Since Vatican II

    06/06/2024 10:35:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 233 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 5, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Making Reparation For the Offenses Against the Sacred Heart of Jesus That Have Grown Progressively Worse Since Vatican IIIn his June 5, 2024 General Audience, Francis announced his intention to publish a document on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in September:“We are passing through this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. . . This is why I am pleased to prepare a document that brings together the precious reflections of previous Magisterial texts and a long history that goes back to the Sacred Scriptures, in order to re-propose today, to the whole Church, this devotion imbued with spiritual...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Everyone Is Welcome" Is Only True in Hell - Mgr. Mutsaerts

    05/30/2024 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 30, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] "Everyone Is Welcome" Is Only True in Hell - Mgr. Mutsaerts"Fiducia supplicans" offers the possibility of pseudo-blessing homosexual concubines, even though the Vatican had clearly spoken out against this possibility two years earlier, notes Auxiliary Bishop Rob Mutsaerts of 's-Hertogenbosch in a foreword to the book "The Breached Dam", which deals with the infiltration of homosexual sin into the Francis' Church.Mutsaerts makes it clear that the text of 'Fiducia supplicans' breaks with the Bible, Catholic traditions [and common sense]: "One is asking for God's blessing to heal the brokenness in ones life, not to perpetuate ones disordered situation.""One...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LGBTQ Catholic groups call pope's use of Italian slur 'shocking and hurtful'

    05/28/2024 5:25:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | May 28, 2024 | Camillo Barone
    [Catholic Caucus] LGBTQ Catholic groups call pope's use of Italian slur 'shocking and hurtful'DignityUSA, a national organization advocating for LGBTQ Catholics, has denounced Pope Francis' recent reported use of an Italian slur when discussing the admission of gay men to priestly seminaries as "shocking and hurtful.""We are glad that Pope Francis has apologized for using such a demeaning term," said Marianne Duddy-Burke, the group's executive director, in a May 28 statement. "We know that this was shocking and hurtful to many, especially to the innumerable gay priests who have served God’s people faithfully and well. We stand with them, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] George Weigel: Francis Betrays the Legacy of John Paul II

    05/27/2024 8:52:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 25, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] George Weigel: Francis Betrays the Legacy of John Paul IIThe former Pontifical Academy for Life, now the Pontifical Academy for Death, has betrayed its founder, John Paul II, and its first president, Professor Jérôme Lejeune, said George Weigel, John Paul II's biographer and neo-conservative warmonger, at a conference on bioethics held in Rome on 17-18 May.As an example, he cited the book with the euphemistic title "La Gioia della Vita" ("The Joy of Life") published by the Academy in February. It contains a prologue by the homosexual activist Vincenzo Paglia, who is also a Vatican archbishop and president...
  • Fiducia Supplicans: Cardinal Koch Openly Criticises the Mess Tucho has Created

    05/26/2024 4:14:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 25, 2024 | Gloria TV
    Fiducia Supplicans: Cardinal Koch Openly Criticises the Mess Tucho has CreatedThe plenary meeting of the 'International Commission for Theological Dialogue' with the Orientals in Rome in January was supposed to be about Our Lady.But the Orientals wanted to talk about Francis' homosexual propaganda piece 'Fiducia supplicans', Cardinal Kurt Koch told Die-Tagespost.de (23 May).So the Cardinal invited Tucho Fernández to the meeting. But the coward "could not come" in person and only sent a written statement, which the Orientals described as "insufficient".Before having caused a schism in the Catholic Church, the homosex issue has already divided the Anglicans. At Koch's recent...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Hollerich again falsely claims Catholic teaching on male-only priesthood ‘can be changed’

    05/17/2024 4:03:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Hollerich again falsely claims Catholic teaching on male-only priesthood ‘can be changed’Pope St. John Paul II declared in his 1994 apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis that it is ontologically impossible for women to be ordained to the priesthood.Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has falsely claimed that the Church could change its teaching on a solely male priesthood and open the door to female ordinations.In an interview with the Swiss outlet kath.ch, Hollerich, who is the relator general of the Vatican’s Synod on Synodality, said that the Church’s rejection of female ordinations “is not an infallible doctrinal decision.”When asked by the...