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  • Catholic Twitter Reacts Hotly as USCCB Sets ‘Woke’ Tone in Viral Synod Tweet

    01/11/2022 3:45:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 11, 2022 | Matt Archbold
    Catholic Twitter Reacts Hotly as USCCB Sets ‘Woke’ Tone in Viral Synod TweetThe USCCB has asked commenters to ‘let us know’ what Catholics think of these synod buzzwords.Nothing stirs the religious passions like talk of “accompaniment” and “inclusivity,” am I right? That’s what you might think if you were reading the USCCB’s Twitter account yesterday. Here’s what they tweeted: A list of buzzwords? Come on. We’re Catholics. We have some of the coolest words ever to be uttered. Words like aspergillum, which sounds like a dangerous fungus but is actually a vessel used for sprinkling holy water during special...
  • Profile in Cowardice: How Catholic Leaders Botched the Abortion-Linked COVID Vaccines

    12/30/2021 3:59:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 23, 2021 | Joshua Charles
    Profile in Cowardice: How Catholic Leaders Botched the Abortion-Linked COVID VaccinesFrom firmly standing against abortion-tainted vaccines, many bishops now favor forcing them on everyone. The letter states:It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience. [Emphasis added]The letter then pointed out that completely ethical alternatives were available:Fortunately, there is no need to use ethically problematic cell lines to produce a COVID vaccine, or any vaccine, as other cell lines or processes that do...
  • Amid protests against Italy’s vaccine rules, Cardinal Parolin says Church’s message is clear

    11/30/2021 8:43:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | November 30, 2021 | CNA Staff
    Amid protests against Italy’s vaccine rules, Cardinal Parolin says Church’s message is clearVerona, Italy, Nov 30, 2021 / 04:00 amCommenting on protests against Italy’s vaccine rules, the Vatican’s Secretary of State said that the Church’s message is clear that vaccination is an “act of love.” In an interview with Vatican News published on Nov. 28, Cardinal Pietro Parolin was asked about “No Vax” and “No Pass” demonstrations in cities across Italy.“No Vax” refers to demonstrators who object to COVID-19 vaccines, while “No Pass” protesters focus on the Italian government’s decision in October to require all workers to possess a Green...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priests: Shed Your Blood Before You Break the Seal! Follow St. Mateo Correa

    11/14/2021 3:48:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 13, 2021 | Mary Hansen
    [Catholic Caucus] Priests: Shed Your Blood Before You Break the Seal! Follow St. Mateo CorreaRecently, the head of France’s Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop de Moulins-Beaufort, said that the Seal of Confession should not take precedence over French law (dealing with sex crimes against children). This scandalous statement was the exact opposite of what he had said earlier. What made him change his mind? Well, could it be because he had been summoned for a meeting by the Interior Minister, Gerald Darminin? Could that have something to do with it? It was after this meeting that he reversed his initial position of...
  • New Zealand bishops tell priests to ‘accompany’ Catholics who choose assisted suicide

    11/14/2021 10:20:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    New Zealand bishops tell priests to ‘accompany’ Catholics who choose assisted suicideThe two letters were described as ‘appalling’ and appear to contradict previous Papal teachings.(LifeSiteNews) – New Zealand’s bishops have urged priests to ensure the “accompaniment” of those seeking to end their lives through assisted suicide, stating that it is a “sign of good intent” when such patients seek “spiritual accompaniment.”The document “Ministers of Consolation and Hope,” written by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZC), presents guidelines for clergy “to accompany those contemplating euthanasia or assisted dying.”An additional document, the pastoral statement “Bearers of Consolation and Hope,” was issued...
  • The Silence of the Shepherds

    11/13/2021 4:48:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 13, 2021 | Fr. Gene Thomas Gomulka
    The Silence of the ShepherdsFailure to condemn evilIn pre-World War II Germany, most Protestant and Catholic Church leaders remained silent and failed to speak out against the truly non-Christian policies implemented by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Denouncing these fellow ministers and priests as vendors of "cheap grace," German Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer helped to found the Confessing Church, whose adherents refused to compromise their Christian beliefs even under threat of persecution and martyrdom. Adolf Hitler Even though Adolf Hitler was baptized Catholic, he was honest enough to recognize that the policies he promoted clearly placed him outside...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Babylonian Captivity of the Church

    11/08/2021 6:50:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 8, 2021 | Jason Morgan
    [Catholic Caucus] The Babylonian Captivity of the ChurchWe have all heard horror stories about priests who defy these basic and simple canons. Some priests, apparently, have attempted to confect “cakes and cookies”. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II released, in 2004, Redemptionis Sacramentum to counter the widespread abuse of the liturgy, including the introduction of matter entirely improper to confecting the Holy Eucharist. We have witnessed the extraordinary sight of the Supreme Legislator of the Catholic Church, the Pope himself, meeting with, and appearing to sanction in their sinfulness, American politicians who have...
  • New Zealand: Bishops Accept Euthanasia Suicide, Call It "Good Faith"

    11/07/2021 8:19:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 7, 2021 | Gloria TV
    New Zealand: Bishops Accept Euthanasia Suicide, Call It "Good Faith"New Zealand's bishops de facto accept a new “End-of-Life Choice Act” euthanasia law that comes into effect November 7.Five pages of verbose guidelines for priests call it a “sign of good intent” when persons planning to kill themselves request spiritual accompaniment. Speaking about "assisted dying," the bishops expect that the wanna-be suicides' request will be granted.They call it "proper" to give the sacraments to suicides who requests them, and claim that priests ("ministers") are entitled to presume that a suicide who conscientiously transgresses the fifth commandment ("thou shalt not kill") and...
  • Schism, scandal, or sideshow? What’s a bishop to do about ‘womenpriests’?

    10/17/2021 11:28:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Pillar ^ | October 15, 2021 | JD Flynn
    Schism, scandal, or sideshow? What’s a bishop to do about ‘womenpriests’?In the Episcopalian cathedral of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Catholic woman will undergo a ceremony Saturday that will declare her a priest — a Catholic priest, specifically, and a member of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement.The ceremony will get some attention — the woman, Anne Tropeano, has been featured in both secular and Catholic press.A protest for the ordination of woman as Catholic priests. Credit: Sally and Richard Greenhill / Alamy Stock Photo.ShareThe ceremony will not validly confer ordination — Tropeano will not be regarded by the Church as a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Swiss bishop: Pope, bishops ‘have become health experts instead of witnesses to the faith’

    09/21/2021 4:02:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 21, 2021 | Bishop Marian Eleganti
    [Catholic Caucus] Swiss bishop: Pope, bishops ‘have become health experts instead of witnesses to the faith’‘These vaccines do not deliver what they promise, on the contrary: They are harmful to health, for many even deadly.’(LifeSiteNews) — The following remarks on COVID-19 vaccines and conscience have been sent to LifeSiteNews by Bishop Marian Eleganti, the former auxiliary in the Diocese of Chur, Switzerland.These vaccines do not deliver what they promise, on the contrary: They are harmful to health, for many even deadly. They have been produced in an unethical way by people who obviously have no conscience. They are also propagated...
  • US Bishops urge Catholics to form an ‘ecological conscience’

    09/02/2021 3:31:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Vatican News ^ | September 2, 2021 | Devin Watkins
    US Bishops urge Catholics to form an ‘ecological conscience’The Bishops of the United States encourage American Catholics to take part in the month-long Season of Creation by responsibly forming their “ecological conscience”.By Devin WatkinsAs the Season of Creation got underway on Tuesday, US Bishops released a statement on the need to participate in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which was held on the same day.The Day of Prayer kicked off the Church’s annual Season of Creation which runs through 4 October, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.In their statement...
  • Vaccine tyranny is not Catholic: Analyzing arguments of vaccine morality

    08/25/2021 3:10:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 24, 2021 | Fr. Christopher Paul
    Vaccine tyranny is not Catholic: Analyzing arguments of vaccine moralityTo decide imperiously that the conscience conflicted by the cooperation in ethically compromised vaccines is necessarily in error and opposed to authoritative teaching – in other words, to suppress the faculty of reason in others and replace it with own’s own – is the worst form of clericalism. It is spiritual abuse. (LifeSiteNews) — As vaccine mandates loom and even go into effect across our nation and world, the moral question of the liceity of COVID vaccines currently on the market becomes ever more pressing. More and more frequently, apologists for...
  • “Loyal to the Teaching of the Faith”

    08/10/2021 3:18:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Pilgrim Priest ^ | August 2021 | Father David Nix
    “Loyal to the Teaching of the Faith”As most of you know, the Archdiocese of New York City prohibited her priests from writing religious exemptions for the “Covid-19 vaccine” for the lay faithful seeking such paperwork. But what few people caught was that the Archdiocese stated that her lay faithful who are “very loyal to the teaching of the faith” are the very ones “acting in contradiction to the directives of the Pope.”A friend pointed out to me that the above document does not just assert that traditional Catholics think they are “loyal to the teaching of the faith” but it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Schneider Has the Proof: Not A Single Infection Through RECEPTION of Holy Communion

    08/06/2021 5:49:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 70 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 5, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Schneider Has the Proof: Not A Single Infection Through RECEPTION of Holy CommunionIt is an episcopal abuse of power to impose grabbing Communion with the hand under the pretext of Covid-19, Bishop Schneider told Mia Barhouche in a French interview during a recent visit in Lebanon (video below).Schneider stresses that grabbing is not "safer" than receiving Holy Communion and doesn't protect better against a virus infection, on the contrary. In Kazakhstan, the bishops have only allowed receiving Holy Communion: “No one has been infected until now. Not a single case of a contamination.” Schneider calls this an “empirical...
  • Canadian Bishop: Priests Who Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine ‘May Find Themselves Limited in Their Ministry’

    07/31/2021 6:04:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/26/21 | Emily Mangiarcina
    LifeSiteNews has obtained Bishop Douglas Crosby’s letter stating that unvaccinated priests ‘may not be permitted entrance’ to hospitals and schools. In ‘order that all clergy can carry out their ministries effectively, including celebrating Mass and the other Sacraments, it is imperative that they get fully vaccinated,’ he wrote.HAMILTON, Ontario, July 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a letter obtained by LifeSiteNews, a Canadian bishop warned priests that their ministry may be restricted if they don’t receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. “Anyone who does not receive the vaccines may find themselves limited in their ministry,” wrote Hamilton’s Bishop Douglas Crosby in a...
  • Archdiocese won't support vax religious exemption

    07/07/2021 8:10:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 7, 2021
    Archdiocese won't support vax religious exemptionThe Church's promotion of the China virus experimental gene therapy is becoming more aggressive in the archdiocese of St. Louis. From parish vax clinics to job threats, the Catholic hierarchy wants St. Louisans to get the jab. Church Militant's Kristine Christlieb is investigating the latest pressure tactic. St. Louis Catholics seeking a religious exemption from taking the vaccine are getting no support from the archdiocese.This new front in the vaccine wars began developing last week.Reporter: "SSM Health is joining a growing list of hospital systems to require staff to get vaccinated."The only way to avoid...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How bishops restrict and subvert the Traditional Latin Mass despite Summorum Pontificum

    07/07/2021 6:12:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 7, 2021 | Claire Chretien
    How bishops restrict and subvert the Traditional Latin Mass despite Summorum PontificumClose friends were parties in all of the following cases, which all occurred in America.July 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The traditional Catholic world has been buzzing with rumors over the past few weeks about Pope Francis and the Vatican moving to restrict Catholics from access to the Traditional Latin Mass, the increasingly popular form of the Mass which was the only Mass every Roman Catholic knew until the liberalizing reforms of Vatican II in the 1970s.After the Second Vatican Council, Catholics who wanted to go to the Traditional Latin...
  • [Catholic Caucus]What St. Junipero Serra shows about Eucharistic coherence

    07/06/2021 2:22:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 1, 2021 | Phil Lawler
    [Catholic Caucus] What St. Junipero Serra shows about Eucharistic coherenceWhat does an 18th-century Franciscan missionary have to do with a 21st-century debate about abortion and communion? Bear with me, and I’ll explain.First let me make a confession. I’ve been working full-time as a Catholic journalist for nearly 40 years now, and I still don’t know what bishops do all day.Oh, I don’t mean that quite literally. I know what fills the hours: meetings, mostly. I’ve even seen some bishops’ daily schedules. Running a diocese, like running any large organization, requires a lot of time and effort.But what are they doing...
  • US Catholic Bishops Attend Conference Promoting Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    07/05/2021 6:43:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 5, 2021 | Michael Hichborn
    US Catholic Bishops Attend Conference Promoting Same-Sex ‘Marriage’Heresy on full displayFrom June 21–24, the Association of United States Catholic Priests ("AUSCP") held its annual assembly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Participating in the conference were at least three Catholic bishops: Abp. John Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Bp. Richard Pates of Crookston, Minnesota; and Bp. William Wack of Pensacola, Florida.The Lepanto Institute was on location for the duration of the assembly, holding two Rosary rallies of reparation for the heresies and sacrileges being promoted by the AUSCP while further monitoring the AUSCP's activities. While the AUSCP has vocally supported homosexuality in...
  • Catholics band together to support faithful priests ‘canceled’ by bishops

    07/05/2021 1:45:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Alpha News MN ^ | July 4, 2021 | Stephen Kokx
    Catholics band together to support faithful priests ‘canceled’ by bishopsApproximately 1,000 people gathered for the Coalition for Catholic Priests kickoff event in Illinois. (Photo courtesy of Coalition for Canceled Priests)Catholic clergy who feel they are being targeted by their bishops received a shot in the arm late last month.An organization called the Coalition for Canceled Priests has just been launched.On its website, the group says its goal is to provide “moral and material support” to priests who are “persecuted by forces in the secular world or … in the Church.”“We are … committed Catholic lay people and clergy who came...