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  • [Catholic Caucus] Trail of chaos left by Cardinal Roche. He is now destroying the liturgy in the way he destroyed his diocese.

    05/11/2023 7:17:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | May 11, 2023 | CathCon
    [Catholic Caucus] Trail of chaos left by Cardinal Roche. He is now destroying the liturgy in the way he destroyed his diocese.Cardinal Roche: his strange management methods in LeedsPaix Liturgique has investigated Cardinal Roche, once bishop of Leeds where he left some bitter memories to say the least - a method that led to the total failure, human, pastoral, financial, that he is now replicating with the traditional Mass and its faithful...the result risks being the same."Before becoming Cardinal-Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship in Rome, responsible for the implementation of Desirio desideravi, the Franciscan charter for the new...
  • The Insane Communists (Sunbray)

    04/30/2023 6:11:40 AM PDT · by bray · 10 replies ^ | 4/30/23 | bray
    But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ephesians 4:15 (King James Version) It is time for a boycott of Fox NeverTrump News and quit playing pretend. The sane are trying to live with the insane which is obviously not working and time to boycott every company who tries to play nice with the crazies. Oh, you cannot call really good people insane! Really, you call wearing a mask which filters particles a hundred microns not counting the large gaps around your nose and cheeks to protect you...
  • Missouri diocese refuses religious exemptions for vaccines, citing ‘moral responsibility’

    04/24/2023 5:57:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 24, 2023 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Missouri diocese refuses religious exemptions for vaccines, citing ‘moral responsibility’The Diocese of Jefferson City’s refusal to grant vaccination religious exemptions to Catholics, while giving them to non-Catholics, is driving Catholic families to seek other schooling options.EFFERSON CITY, Missouri (LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City is refusing to grant religious exemptions from vaccination to Catholics, citing a “moral responsibility” to receive vaccines even when they are produced using fetal cell lines derived from aborted babies.Catholic father Logan Peters told LifeSiteNews that he is being forced to consider alternative educational options for his children, and that he knows “several families”...
  • Traditional Latin Mass: the latest pawn in the Vatican chess game

    03/08/2023 6:27:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 28, 2023 | Gavin Ashenden
    Traditional Latin Mass: the latest pawn in the Vatican chess game Vatican politics is beginning to look a little like a chess game. White against black. A battle between those who love the Church through the ages against those who want to see her confined to modernity.The game is of course between tradition and modernity, which is odd because on those occasions when people ask “why become Catholic?” one of the stock answers given is “in order to be healed from a form of ecclesial Alzheimer’s, and reclaim the memory of where the Holy Spirit has guided the Church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Cancels TLM at FUS

    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Cancels TLM at FUSBishop Jeffrey Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, ordered an immediate end to the Latin Mass on Franciscan University’s (FUS) campus.Why? FUS was already in compliance with Traditionis Custodes. The TLM was being offered only once a month, and the FUS chapel is NOT a parochial church. So why is the TLM being canceled, and why is the bishop pretending to be "just following orders"?It's not as if he doesn't already have plenty of problems in his dwindling diocese: Vocations are drying up, there's been a 45% decline in Mass attendance over the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Roche sabotaged the application of Summorum pontificum while bishop of Leeds

    02/14/2023 6:20:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Google Translate of Info Vaticana ^ | February 14, 2023 | Carlos Esteban
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Roche sabotaged the application of Summorum pontificum while bishop of LeedsCardinal Arthur Roche, prefect for the Liturgy, once again charges against the bishops who take advantage of the letter of Traditionis custodes so as not to exacerbate the prohibition of the Traditional Mass in their dioceses, demanding from them the "spirit" of what the Church wants. Holy Father. But he himself, being Bishop of Leeds in 2007, did everything he could not to apply Benedict's Summorum pontificum. Again the double yardstick.Shortly after Pope Benedict XVI promulgated Summorum Pontificum in 2007, we read in the Catholic World Report,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pittsburgh diocese to regulate 'ad orientem' Masses

    02/10/2023 11:23:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Pillar ^ | February 9, 2023 | The Pillar
    [Catholic Caucus] Pittsburgh diocese to regulate 'ad orientem' MassesThe Diocese of Pittsburgh is set to implement a new policy that will require priests to seek the bishop’s permission if they wish to celebrate the ordinary form of the Mass ad orientem. The policy, discussed during a Thursday meeting between Pittsburgh’s Bishop David Zubik and the diocesan presbyteral council, is expected to be implemented in the coming weeks. It will make Pittsburgh the latest U.S. diocese to regulate the ad orientem celebration of the Mass.The celebration of the Mass ad orientem is not regulated by Traditionis custodes, a 2021 policy promulgated...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Father Anthony Bus disciplined for inciting hatred (After asking to say Mass facing altar)

    02/09/2023 4:56:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | February 9, 2023 | California Catholic Daily
    [Catholic Caucus] Father Anthony Bus disciplined for inciting hatredAfter asking to say Mass facing altarA well-known Chicago priest has been sternly reprimanded by Cardinal Blase Cupich after he wrote a letter to the prelate criticizing the decision to prohibit saying Mass facing east and noting how faithful Catholics are “cruelly demoralized” by persecution from Church authorities.Father Anthony Buś, C.R, of Chicago’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, has been seemingly ordered into a 10-day private retreat after earning the rebuke of Cupich who suggested the priest was publicly inciting “animosities or hatred against the Apostolic See or an ordinary,” due to his...
  • Belarusian army may join Russian invasion of Ukraine in February

    01/17/2023 3:50:23 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    Euromaiden Press ^ | January 15, 2023 | Staff
    Belarusian troops are highly likely to join the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2023, the chief editor of the Belarusian independent news media Charter-97 Natalya Radina said in her interview with UNIAN, referring to the insider information within the Armed Forces of Belarus. There are several scenarios under which Belarusian troops may be deployed to Ukraine, Radina claimed, referring to an anonymous source in the Belarusian army. First of all, the army of Belarus may take part in the Russian invasion of Ukraine to distract Ukrainian forces from other areas, where Russia plans to launch offensive operations. Secondly, Belarusian...
  • Why Belarus Might Invade Ukraine Too

    Why Belarus Might Invade Ukraine Too
  • Putin, Xi vow closer ties as Russia bombards Ukraine again

    12/30/2022 3:52:05 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies ^ | 12/30/2022 | FELIPE DANA, Associated Press
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping vowed Friday to deepen their bilateral cooperation against the backdrop of Moscow’s 10-month war in Ukraine, which weathered another night of drone and rocket attacks following a large-scale missile bombardment. Putin and Xi made no direct mention of Ukraine in their opening remarks by videoconference, which were broadcast publicly, before going into private talks. But they hailed strengthening ties between Moscow and Beijing amid what they called “geopolitical tensions” and a “difficult international situation,” with Putin expressing his wish to extend military collaboration. “In the face of...
  • Oxford residents will soon be prisoners of their own neighborhoods

    12/29/2022 2:15:18 AM PST · by CFW · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/22 | Andrea Widburg
    This is one of those stories that you’re certain is from the Babylon Bee, and that is stunning in its implications when it turns out to be the truth. In this case, the truth is that, in accordance with UN and WEF climate recommendations, the city of Oxford (home to the famed university) approved plans mandating that citizens may not drive more than 15 minutes distance from their homes without permission. It’s called the “15 Minute City” and is intended to reduce auto emissions. Mostly, though, it will reduce liberty, which is what climate change madness has always been about.
  • Evoking Castro, Putin and Cuban Leader Pledge to Deepen Ties

    12/05/2022 2:22:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel unveiled a monument in a north Moscow square on Tuesday to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, pledging to deepen their friendship in the face of U.S. sanctions against both countries. SNIP But Putin evoked his memory as he told Diaz-Canel the two countries needed to build on the "solid foundation of friendship" established between Castro and Soviet leaders. "It's a real work of art - dynamic, in motion, moving forward. It creates the image of a fighter," Putin said of the statue, which portrays Castro gazing into the distance with...
  • Cardinal Sarah's TLM Canceled in Paris

    10/08/2022 1:49:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 6, 2022 | Michael Matt
    Cardinal Sarah's TLM Canceled in ParisNext Saturday is the 40th anniversary of the French organization responsible for the Chartres Pilgrimage.As part of that happy event, Cardinal Robert Sarah, former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, was supposed to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass in the Church of Saint-Roch in Paris.Incredibly, the Archbishop of Paris, Laurent Bernard Marie Ulrich, has decided to cancel Cardinal Sarah, prohibiting him from offering that important anniversary Mass in Paris.And why was Cardinal Sarah canceled? I believe it is because the mainstream Church is becoming increasingly concerned over the...
  • Hungary is no longer a full democracy, says European parliament

    09/15/2022 10:29:10 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/15/22 | Jennifer Rankin
    Hungary can no longer be considered a full democracy, the European parliament has said in a powerful symbolic vote against Viktor Orbán’s government. In a resolution backed by 81% of MEPs present to vote, the parliament stated that Hungary had become a “hybrid regime of electoral autocracy”, citing a breakdown in democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law. ...
  • [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...
  • WashPost's Max Boot Flip-Flops on Dictators: Impeach Trump, and 'Cut Biden Some Slack'

    07/21/2022 2:11:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 21, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    This is a tale of two columns written by the same columnist.One is utterly sympathetic with a president who has to deal with dictators. The other one angrily trashes a president who has to deal with dictators. Both columns were written by Max Boot of The Washington Post, and the only difference is the presidents to whom he referring.The new column is about Joe Biden dealing with presidents and you can see the fawningly sympathetic attitude of the column titled, “Cut Biden some slack. U.S. presidents have to deal with dictators.”
  • [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...
  • Pope Francis says he has ‘human relationship’ with former Cuban communist dictator Raul Castro

    07/14/2022 2:25:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 13, 2022 | David McLoone
    <p>The Pope told reporters that he has 'human relationship' with the former dictator of communist Cuba while encouraging 'exploratory dialogues' with the oppressive regime.</p><p>VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis expressed his fraternity with the former communist leader of Cuba Raul Castro in a Monday interview, telling journalists that he had a “human relationship” with the murderous dictator.</p>
  • The Unspoken Evil of Climate Change Tyrants

    04/12/2022 4:06:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Apr, 2022 | Barry Shaw
    The current US Administration has driven the world into a more dangerous place, and it has been led there by the climate change dictators. Consider where they have led us. The forceful anti-fossil fuel dictates of the green energy policy makers have led America from being not just energy independent but also a major exporter to become dependent on dangerous and belligerent regimes. They closed the spigots decades before the essential infrastructure had been installed to sustain any adequate dependence on wind-power, solar panels, or semiconductor chips. They are so maniacal in their devotion to their golden calf that they...