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  • Important study: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 critique of the “revised draft” of the Catechism (Part 1)

    04/11/2022 4:07:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 21, 1990 | Father John A. Hardon
    Important study: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 critique of the “revised draft” of the Catechism (Part 1) Rorate has received from Drs. Maike and Robert Hickson the following important study, which introduces and then provides the critique written by Fr. John Hardon, S.J. (1914–2000) in 1990 when he was given the opportunity to review a “revised draft” of what would become the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The text offered here, in two parts, was first published in Christian Order in 2016 and is now being made available on the...
  • Luther's Preface to The Small Catechism

    10/31/2021 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 28 replies
    Preface to Luther's Small Catechism ^ | 1525 | Dr. Martin Luther
    Martin Luther, to all faithful and godly pastors and preachers: grace, mercy, and peace be yours in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable conditions which I recently observed when visiting the parishes have constrained and pressed me to put this catechism of Christian doctrine into this brief, plain, and simple form. How pitiable, so help me God, were the things I saw: the common man, especially in the villages, knows practically nothing of Christian doctrine, and many of the pastors are almost entirely incompetent and unable to teach. Yet all the people are supposed to be Christians, have been...
  • Germany's Catholic Bishops Aim to Rewrite the Catechism, Igniting a Potential Schism

    03/07/2021 6:21:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Religion Unplugged ^ | 3/1/21 | Clemente Lisi
    (ANALYSIS) Germany’s Catholic bishops embarked on a series of conversations in 2018 aimed at reforming church teachings. It was an ambitious, if not audacious, effort on everything from homosexuality, priestly celibacy and the ordination of women. Conservative Catholics across the world decried the prospect. The tensions that arose at that time — and still simmering today — even caused some to warn that a permanent split could occur. Indeed, the dreaded “s-word” — schism — can be used to describe the current moment. It was just last year that a high-ranking prelate argued that pushing such changes could lead to...
  • "Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis" (Sermon for Reformation Day, on Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36)

    10/24/2020 8:06:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 25, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis” (Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36) First, let me tell you my title for this message. It’s “Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis.” Now the next thing I want to tell you is this: Don’t let that title scare you off! Don’t worry, I’ll explain each of those terms: “Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis.” So here we go. The first one I’ll explain is “the Reformation.” What is the Reformation? This term refers to the much-needed reforming of the church--straightening it out where it had gone wrong--the reforming movement undertaken by Martin Luther and his associates in the...
  • Gay baker honors cake request with homophobic message, was worried about potential lawsuit

    08/13/2020 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Faux News ^ | 08/13/2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    A gay baker in Michigan is speaking out after she received a request for a custom cake with a homophobic message. Esteemed baker April Anderson, who has baked for Oprah Winfrey, owns and operates Good Cakes and Bakes with her partner in Detroit. On July 19, she said she received a $40 online order for a custom red velvet cake. A $10 tip was also included, Anderson told the Detroit Free Press. As Anderson looked at the order, which had the word “Pride” in all caps, she realized it contained a homophobic message. “I am ordering this cake to celebrate...
  • Is God Unable to Lie Because of Weakness, Imperfection, or Lack of Omnipotence?

    04/01/2020 10:31:25 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 39 replies
    Catechism of the Council of Trdnt | 04-01-2020 | Fathers of the Council of Trent
    But though God can do all things, yet He cannot lie, or deceive, or be deceived; He cannot sin, or cease to exist, or be ignorant of anything. These defects are compatible with those beings only whose actions are imperfect; but God, whose acts are always most perfect, is said to be incapable of such things, simply because the capability of doing them implies weakness, not the supreme and infinite power over all things which God possesses. Thus we so believe God to be omnipotent that we exclude from Him entirely all that is not intimately connected and consistent with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Burke: Often Mentioned "Francis Magisterium" Is Not The Magisterium

    01/09/2020 4:39:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 9, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Burke: Often Mentioned "Francis Magisterium" Is Not The Magisterium A soon-to-be-published “Catechism of the Catholic Church with Theological Commentary,” edited by Curia Archbishop Rino Fisichella, will "not have the authority” of the 1994 Catechism, said Cardinal Raymond Burke.He told TheWandererPress.com (January 8) that the current Catechism “will continue to be the authoritative text" while "whatever authority the new edition has, will depend on the correctness of its fidelity to doctrine.”Burke linked the continuing doctrinal and moral confusion in the Church to the 4th century Arian heresy, pointing out that, at that time, St Athanasius defended Christ's divinity at...
  • Pope Francis considers adding ‘ecological sin’ to Catholic Church Catechism

    11/18/2019 7:17:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Energy Live News ^ | 11/17/2019 | Jonny Bairstow
    Pope Francis is considering adding ‘ecological sin’ to the official teachings of the Catholic Church. He said there are plans to update the Catechism of the Catholic Church to include environmental damages that risk “the common home” of humanity. The spiritual leader called on the global community to recognise ecocide as a “fifth category of crime against peace” and stressed corporations must not go unpunished if they cause harm to the planet. He said the term ‘ecocide’ covers “the massive contamination of air, land and water resources, the large-scale destruction of flora and fauna and any action capable of producing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Of What Use Is a Changing Catechism?”

    05/14/2019 11:45:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 14, 2019 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] “Of What Use Is a Changing Catechism?”: Dr Kwasniewski in Chicago, June 14 I have been invited to give a talk by the Catholic Citizens of Illinois at their monthly Forum Luncheon on June 14, 2019. The event is held at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, and begins at 11:45 am. Tickets are $40; the Club requires business attire. To register, call Maureen at 708-352-5834 or use this link. My topic will be “Of What Use Is a Changing Catechism?” After the 16th-century Council of Trent, Pope St. Pius V promulgated the first...
  • The Seal of the Confessional Is Under Attack in California

    05/10/2019 8:52:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 75 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/8/19 | Patti Armstrrong
    In response to pending bill requiring Catholic priests to report child sex abuse learned about through the sacrament, priests insist on upholding sacred trust. California state Sen. Jerry Hill introduced a bill to the state Legislature on Feb. 20 that would require Catholic priests to report child sex abuse learned about in the confessional. The clergy and more than 40 other professions are already mandatory reporters there, but crimes disclosed during confession have been exempt. According to Hill, “The exemption for clergy only protects the abuser and places children at further risk.” The bill is currently awaiting a hearing. Although...
  • [Cath Caucus] Can Pope Francis’ Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

    08/18/2018 5:33:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 18, 2018 | Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S.
    August 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- In the less than three weeks since the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promulgated and explained on August 2 a new papally mandated revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, the Internet has been awash with conflicting interpretations of this revised version of CCC #2267. It seems like Amoris Laetitia All Over Again: some Catholic scholars affirm, while others deny, that another novel papal teaching can be given a valid ‘hermeneutic-of-continuity’ reading in harmony with the previous magisterium. And as we saw in the wake of...
  • [Barf Alert] Catholic bishops urge Florida governor to spare death-row inmate

    08/11/2018 7:30:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | August 11, 2018 | Contributor
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Catholic bishops of Florida urged Gov. Rick Scott to commute the death sentence of Jose Antonio Jimenez to a life sentence without parole. Jimenez is scheduled to be executed Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. local time for the 1992 murder of Phyllis Minas. “Both victims of crime and offenders are children of God and members of the same human family,” said an Aug. 10 letter to Scott on behalf of the bishops by Michael B. Sheedy , executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops in Tallahassee. “We appreciate your difficult task as governor and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Death Penalty dust-up has neo-cons thrice disturbed

    08/08/2018 9:28:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | August 8, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    The Bergoglian twist on capital punishment appears to have rattled the neo-conservative cage like nothing else has over these last sixty-four months of modernist mayhem. Some, it seems, are coming to terms with the cold hard reality that Francis (as he wishes to be known) is most certainly a heretic; so much so that some are even willing to say so aloud.It is a rude awakening indeed for these folks; the same that have been ever so careful to avoid the “H” word when speaking of Amoris Laetitia; a text that didn’t seem to disturb their peace nearly as much...
  • The Catholic Catechism Has Changed: Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

    08/06/2018 9:10:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/06/2018 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    The Vatican announced on Thursday that Pope Francis had approved formal alterations to Catholic teaching that clarify the death penalty is unacceptable. The section of the Catholic Catechism which deals with capital punishment will now read: "Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good. Today, however, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious penal sanctions imposed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Deathgate

    08/05/2018 3:57:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fr John Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | August 4, 2018 | Fr John Hunwicke
    Deathgate I can't see much point in making substantive comments on the "changes made to the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) on the death penalty" until the new text is published. All I can so far find on the Internet are some vernacular versions. . This, in itself, I object to. The world has been given the impression that the Catholic Church has changed its teaching when nobody has the wherewithal to judge whether or not this is true. I can only call this sort of behaviour in  matters of faith and morals disgracefully frivolous. Can...
  • Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

    08/02/2018 6:47:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 212 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2018 | Chico Harlan
    ROME — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching to fully reject the death penalty, the Vatican announced Thursday, saying it would work to abolish capital punishment worldwide. The change addresses several sentences of the catechism, the compendium of Catholic teaching, but it sharply amplifies the church’s opposition against one of the world’s most debated policies. The church’s updated teaching states that capital punishment is “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” Previously, the church allowed for the death penalty in very rare cases, only as a means of “defending human lives against...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter to Bishop about Catholic Doctrine on the Death Penalty

    08/02/2018 3:21:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    Scripture, Tradition and Authentic Magisterium | August 2, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have prayed for you,that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, confirm your brethren." Luke 22:31-32 August 2, 2018 Dear Bishop S----, Thank you for your letter and thanks also to S and D and P and R who have also responded to my concerns: I appreciate this, too. But it is not enough. Centuries ago, faithful Catholics didn't ordinarily need to question their Bishop. If he were an honest Catholic, well and good; but if not, it made little difference to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Heresy in the Catechism. Wolf in the Vatican. No Shepherds in Sight.

    08/02/2018 11:33:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 2, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Just as the latest round of homosexual network and sex abuse allegations in the Church are reaching a fever pitch, Pope Francis – who has been eerily quiet of late – dropped a nuclear theological bomb into our midst.From Crux: According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the death penalty now is no longer admissible under any circumstances.The Vatican announced on Thursday Pope Francis approved changes to the compendium of Catholic teaching published under Pope John Paul II.“The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” is what the Catechism of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope’s change to Catechism contradicts natural law and the deposit of Faith

    08/02/2018 10:59:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSIte News | August 2, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    August 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the boldest and most reckless move to date in a pontificate that was already out of control and sowing confusion on a massive scale, the Vatican has announced Pope Francis’s substitution, in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, of a new doctrine on capital punishment. Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Church for 2,000 years have upheld the intrinsic legitimacy of the death penalty for grave crimes against the common good of Church or State. There had never been any doubt in the minds of anyone on this subject. It was...
  • Why Is American Catholic Leadership Ignoring the Catechism on Immigration?

    04/07/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/07/2018 | Megan Fox
    A few Sundays ago I was encouraged to take a flyer after mass detailing the Catholic position on DACA and immigration. I'll spare you the details, but it is basically amnesty. But is that really the Catholic position on immigration? Is it true that in order to be a good Catholic one must delete the borders of a nation and welcome in any person at any time for any reason without reserve? Nonsense.I know I'm not the only one in the laity who rolls her eyes at the messaging coming from the American bishops on this issue. Sarah Hoyt...