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  • [Catholic Caucus] Traditionis Custodes: Is There Light on the Horizon?

    12/09/2022 8:52:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 9, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Traditionis Custodes: Is There Light on the Horizon?PaxLiturgique.fr has analysed the present situation of the Mass in France.• Francis’ rigidity as expressed in his anti-Mass Traditionis Custodes seems to mellow down.• Signs for this are: the decree for the FSSP and, de facto, for the other Roman Mass communities; the recent Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome; Parolin’s ambiguous letter to the French and Italian bishops.• The French bishops are showing indecision as they are losing money over Traditionis Custodes and face strong opposition from often young Catholics.• Paris Archbishop Ulrich has allowed Father de Labarre FSSP to celebrate...
  • Schneider: The Pope Is The First Person Responsible For The Church's Misery

    12/05/2022 12:00:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 5, 2022 | Gloria TV
    Schneider: The Pope Is The First Person Responsible For The Church's MiseryFreemasonry has infiltrated the Church, but the clergy, starting with the Pope and ending with the bishops, are to blame for the current misery.Bishop Schneider said this during an interview with @cjm-media and Gloria.tv recorded on 17 November (video below).He refers to the short pontificate of the good Hadrian VI (1522-1523), who ruled during the Reformation (Schneider: "Protestant deformation").Hadrian sent a legate to the 1523 Nuremberg Diet who everyone expected would condemn Martin Luther. But the legate named the Holy See as the main culprit in the Church's misery."That...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Again: Francis Is Protecting a Convicted Abuser

    12/05/2022 9:19:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 5, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Again: Francis Is Protecting a Convicted AbuserFrancis personally blocked an excommunication of Father Marko Rupnik, a famous Jesuit artist who is accused by several (!) consecrated women of sexual assault and psychological abuse, MessaInLatino.it reports citing “high-level sources.”Earlier this year, a canonical trial convicted Rupnik for absolving in confession an adult and consenting female sexual accomplice. The verdict was unanimous and the punishment was excommunication.But a few hours after the sentence was announced, Francis lifted the excommunication at Rupnik's request. The Company of Jesus had already prepared a statement on the matter but was stopped.The Jesuit Procurator General...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Coadjutor: Francis De Facto Sacks Providence Bishop

    11/25/2022 8:27:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 23, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Coadjutor: Francis De Facto Sacks Providence BishopIn a surprise move, Francis appointed Rockville Centre Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning, 58, as Coadjutor Bishop to Bishop Thomas Tobin, 74, of Providence, Rhode Island.A coadjutor automatically succeeds once the resignation of the diocesan bishop is accepted, therefore appointing a coadjutor turns a diocesan bishop into a lame duck. Tobin will turn 75 in April. He is one of the best bishops in the US.In August he challenged the rigidity of Francis' Traditionis Custodes. In December 2020, he questioned the Vatican's decision to "allow" bishops to prohibit the reception of Holy Communion...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Faithful Catholics will escape the authoritarian suppression of the Latin Mass

    11/24/2022 8:29:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 22, 2022 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Faithful Catholics will escape the authoritarian suppression of the Latin Mass'The faithful Catholic is in communion not only with the Church of his own time, but he must necessarily also be in communion with the Church of all times.'Editor’s note: The following is an open letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to Bishop Franco Giulio Brambilla regarding his decision to suppress the Old Mass in his diocese.(LifeSiteNews) — Most Reverend Excellency,Your recent decision to suspend the celebration of the Tridentine Liturgy in the church of Vocogno and in the chapel of San Biagio in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Extreme Liberal Prior Enzo Bianchi: How can we have ecumenism and dialogue with everyone, except with our Traditionalist brethren?… We need liturgical peace

    11/17/2022 7:16:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 10, 2022 | Enzo Bianchi
    [Catholic Caucus] Extreme Liberal Prior Enzo Bianchi: How can we have ecumenism and dialogue with everyone, except with our Traditionalist brethren?… We need liturgical peace When you’ve lost Enzo Bianchi… Bianchi is well known as the founder of the “ecumenical” monastic community of Bose. He was removed as lay prior a few years ago not due to personal scandal, but to unclear issues of "the exercise of authority". Regardless, he has always been a consistent voice for radical liberalism in Catholic Italy, and a staunch defender of all things Francis.Up until now.Even Bianchi is shocked and embarrassed with the...
  • Former Vatican Auditors Sue Vatican for Damages

    11/10/2022 9:26:39 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 10, 2022 | Edward Pentin
    Former Vatican Auditors Sue Vatican for DamagesLibero Milone and his former deputy Ferruccio Panicco are seeking to clear their name, five years after they say they were wrongfully dismissed. Libero Milone is suing the Vatican for nearly $10 milliion in damages after he and his colleague Ferruccio Panicco were forced to resign in 2017.VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s first-ever auditor general and his former deputy are suing the Vatican after lengthy efforts to have the Vatican clear their name fell on deaf ears, following what they claim were unlawful dismissals. Libero Milone, a former chairman and CEO of Deloitte Italy,...
  • Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider Restate Concerns About Restrictions on Traditional Liturgy

    11/05/2022 9:08:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Nation Catholic Register ^ | November 4, 2022 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider Restate Concerns About Restrictions on Traditional LiturgyVATICAN CITY — Cardinal Raymond Burke has questioned the basis of papal-led efforts to restrict and eventually eliminate the traditional Latin Mass, while Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said the “millennium-old treasure” cannot be destroyed, as it is the work of the Holy Spirit.The cardinal and bishop kindly shared their comments as part of a talk I gave the Latin Mass Society in London on Oct. 21.As concerns deepen over this pontificate’s new restrictions regarding the traditional liturgy, Cardinal Burke said that “to the degree that reason and sound...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The End of History and the Last Mass

    11/04/2022 5:34:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Christian Order ^ | August-September 2021 | CHRISTOPHER GAWLEY
    [Catholic Caucus] The End of History and the Last MassCHRISTOPHER GAWLEY But one in the council rising up, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, respected by all the people, commanded the [apostles] to be put forth a little while. And he said to them: Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do, as touching these men … And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will come to naught; But if it be of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] There’s Yet Another Jesuit on Francis’s Team. At the Academy for Life They Know Him Well

    11/04/2022 5:13:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 4, 2022 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] There’s Yet Another Jesuit on Francis’s Team. At the Academy for Life They Know Him WellTo the squadron of Jesuits, including a good three cardinals, that Pope Francis has set up in command of the Church, there must be added at least one name that Settimo Cielo culpably omitted in the previous post.It is a name not much in use. And one that nobody in recent days has brought into the swirl of criticisms that have struck the Pontifical Academy for Life, when instead the very one who bears that name was behind them.The controversy broke out following...
  • Vatican Sec. of State Parolin to French Bishops: Help Trads "disoriented" with Traditionis Custodes

    11/04/2022 12:01:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 4, 2022 | New Catholic
    Vatican Sec. of State Parolin to French Bishops: Help Trads "disoriented" with Traditionis Custodes Message sent by the Vatican Secretary of State, Card. Parolin, to the French Episcopal Conference meeting this week in Lourdes:The Holy Father Pope Francis wishes to assure you and all the members present [at the 2022 Fall Plenary Assembly] of his prayer and his fraternal and spiritual support. At a time when the Church of France is once again shaken by the drama of abuse on the part of some of its pastors, he invites you, with your eyes fixed on the cross of Christ,...
  • VATICAN - Cardinal Tagle: the reasons why the Holy See renews the provisional Agreement with the government of Beijing on the appointment of Chinese Catholic Bishops

    10/22/2022 5:23:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | October 22, 2022 | Gianni Valente
    VATICAN - Cardinal Tagle: the reasons why the Holy See renews the provisional Agreement with the government of Beijing on the appointment of Chinese Catholic BishopsRome (Agenzia Fides) - «The reason for everything is to safeguard the valid apostolic succession and the sacramental nature of the Catholic Church in China», in the desire «to reassure, comfort and enliven» Chinese Catholics. Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle uses calm tones and pondered words, to reiterate what moves the Holy See to extend for another two years, together with the government of Beijing, the validity of the provisional agreement regarding the appointment of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] An Evil Edict from Pope Francis

    10/21/2022 5:47:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Christian Order ^ | September 2021 | BISHOP ROB MUTSAERTS
    [Catholic Caucus] An Evil Edict from Pope FrancisAn Evil Edict from Pope FrancisBISHOP ROB MUTSAERTS Auxiliary Bishop of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Pope Francis promotes synodality: everyone should be able to talk, everyone should be heard. This was hardly the case with his recently published motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, an ukase [imperial edict] that must put an immediate termination on the traditional Latin Mass. In so doing, Francis puts a big bold line through Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict’s motu proprio that gave ample scope to the old Mass.The fact that Francis here uses the word of power without any consultation indicates...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Cursed Cultus or Worthy Worship: The Choice that Faces Us” — Dr. Kwasniewski's Presentation in Arlington, VA

    10/20/2022 9:14:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 20, 2022 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] “Cursed Cultus or Worthy Worship: The Choice that Faces Us” — Dr. Kwasniewski's Presentation in Arlington, VA Sophia Institute Press held a booklaunch for Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s The Catholic Mass, in Arlington, VA on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Diane Montagna was the moderator. Bishop Schneider delivered a talk on the centrality of Christ in the Mass. (When this talk becomes available, I will share it.)As part of the event, I gave a 30-minute presentation entitled “Cursed Cultus or Worthy Worship: The Choice that Faces Us.” This is now available on YouTube: Excerpt:“Tradition is not the lazy repetition of...
  • Pontifical Academy for Life defends pro-abortion WEF appointee, says Pope Francis nominated her

    10/20/2022 6:15:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Andreas Wailzer
    Pontifical Academy for Life defends pro-abortion WEF appointee, says Pope Francis nominated her'All Academics are chosen from among scientists and experts of absolute importance, as Pope Francis reiterated in the Letter ‘Humana Communitas’ of 2019 to the Pontifical Academy for Life. The nominations of the Ordinary Academics are made by the Pope.' (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis himself chose a pro-abortion economist for the Pontifical Academy for Life. In response to the outcry over the recent, highly controversial, appointment of World Economic Forum-linked Mariana Mazzucato as an “Ordinary Academic,” the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) sent a statement to chosen journalists...
  • Thank you, Pope Francis

    10/16/2022 4:42:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    A Priest for Life ^ | October 16, 2022 | Father Kevin M Cusick
    [Catholic Caucus] Thank you, Pope Francis The fruits of the Church of dialogue, accompaniment, mercy, welcome, synodality…This is my church on Sunday at 11 AM before September 21 when the deadly thunderclap of Traditionis custodes fell with full force on my archdiocese:This is my church at 11 am on Sunday now:Thank you, Pope Francis, for bringing the success of your pontificate to my parish.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Evil Clown Is Very Afraid

    10/15/2022 10:33:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | October 14, 2022 | Mundabor
    [Catholic Caucus] Evil Clown Is Very AfraidTough luck, evil clown… The Second Vatican Council started his official path 60 years ago. At that time: Families were intact all over the West. Divorce was banned or very rare in Catholic countries, still fairly rare elsewhere. Catholic churches were full. Catholicism was state religion in Italy, France, Spain and many other European and Southern American Countries. Abortion was forbidden over most of the West. Illegal abortions were generally rare, and very risky. Sodomy Laws were in the books (if likely not brutally enforced) in most European Countries. Most people knew so much...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why the Traditional Catholic Faith is So Important

    10/15/2022 10:01:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Christian Order ^ | December 2021 | Andrew Pollard
    [Catholic Caucus] Why the Traditional Catholic Faith is So Important TLM & NOMThe June-July 2021 issue of Christian Order referenced a 2019 Catholic Herald report headed, "Traditional Latin Mass attendees more devout and orthodox, study says." The study in question was a piece of research carried out by US Catholic priest Fr. Donald Kloster, which compared the attitudes of Catholics attending the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) in the USA with the attitudes of those attending the Novus Ordo Mass (NOM). The research revealed huge differences between the two groups. Just 2% of those attending the TLM approved of contraception, compared...
  • Pope’s Order of Malta reforms ‘illegal’ under UK charity law, says senior knight

    10/14/2022 6:19:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 13, 2022 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope’s Order of Malta reforms ‘illegal’ under UK charity law, says senior knight The Pope’s reforms of the Order of Malta are illegal under UK law and has placed the organisation on a collision course with the Charity Commission, a senior British knight has said.Richard Fitzalan-Howard, a recently-retired President of the British Association of the Sovereign Order or Malta (BASMOM) and a Bailiff Grand Cross, also broke his silence to tell members that the Order’s sovereignty has been “severely damaged” by papal reforms unveiled early last month.In a letter to all members of the BASMOM, Mr Fitzalan-Howard said that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Schneider: "If We Formally Disobey Francis, We Obey The Church Of All Times"

    10/14/2022 5:55:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 14, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Schneider: "If We Formally Disobey Francis, We Obey The Church Of All Times"Bishop Athanasius Schneider told RemnantNewspaper.com (12 October, video below) that he opposes Francis because the Church is "not a dictatorship"."In a dictatorship, everyone is afraid to speak out because the dictator will suddenly punish you. But that should [sic!] not be the atmosphere in the Church," he said.The bishop stressed that the current crisis over Catholic doctrine and the papacy was unique in the entire history of the Church. Not even the immoral Renaissance popes caused scandals by confusing doctrine.Schneider sees "poor Francis" in a pitiable...