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  • [Catholic Caucus] ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED

    07/16/2022 8:49:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 15, 2022 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATEDIt seems that, again, there are those who cannot keep things to themselves. I had hoped to build a prayerful barrage regarding this really bad news, in the hope that, perhaps, there were still some chances that, behind the scenes, things could be worked out in a better way without the public eye on everything, thus to allow the Archdiocese to “save face” and not have to “dig in”.You might respond that, given the Archdiocese in question, that was an act of the greatest optimism, even naivete.I...
  • [Catholic Caucus] DC archdiocese accidentally sends blunt response on Pelosi Communion ban

    05/23/2022 3:26:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2022 | Heather Hamilton
    [Catholic Caucus] DC archdiocese accidentally sends blunt response on Pelosi Communion banEXCLUSIVE — Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has refused to comment publicly on whether he supports the barring of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from receiving Holy Communion in light of her stance on abortion, with his office saying in a blunt and mistakenly sent email to the Washington Examiner that requests “will be ignored.” A number of bishops have come together in support of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s announcement issued Friday that because of Pelosi’s stance on abortion and her recent calls to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chicago's Cupich Stages Canon Law Charade Against One of His Best Priests

    01/18/2022 5:41:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 18, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Chicago's Cupich Stages Canon Law Charade Against One of His Best PriestsFather Anthony Buś, the pastor of St Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Chicago, who also wears the cassock, published a December 13 letter on his parish website informing that [rigid] Cardinal Cupich “forbade” to celebrate the Novus Ordo facing God although this is the norm established by Vatican II and the Novus Ordo rubrics.Strangely, Buś had asked Cupich for “permission” to celebrate Mass towards God although Cupich has no right to forbid this. Buś announced that he will comply. He explained to clueless Cupich that facing God has a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Letter from Fr. Anthony

    01/17/2022 3:19:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish ^ | January 17, 2022 | Fr. Anthony Bus C.R
    [Catholic Caucus] Letter from Fr. Anthony Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Stanislaus Kostka,I write with a deep-felt sorrow that my letter to Bishop Lombardo dated January 13, 2022 was interpreted by social media as though I was being unjustly critical of, disrespectful to, or lambasting the Holy Father, the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago or Bishop Lombardo.As was stated to me, the letter verges on a violation of Canon 1373: “A person who publicly incites among subjects, animosities or hatred against the Apostolic See or an ordinary because of some act of power or ecclesiastical ministry or provokes subjects...
  • Courageous Chicago Priest Challenges Cardinal Cupich’s Cancellation of Ad Orientem Worship

    01/16/2022 2:27:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Complicit Clergy ^ | January 14, 2022 | Fr. Anthony Bus C.R
    Courageous Chicago Priest Challenges Cardinal Cupich’s Cancellation of Ad Orientem WorshipFr. Anthony Bus C.R., pastor of St. Stanislaus KostkaLetter to Bishop Robert Lombardo on “Ad Orientem” MassJanuary 13, 2022Dear Bishop Lombardo,Thank you for consulting the Archbishop regarding my request for permission to offer the Holy Sacrifice, “Ad Orientem.” I will comply with his directive that this is forbidden in his Archdiocese.Even so, the Archbishop does not provide evidence that “Ad Orientem” was abrogated at the Second Vatican Council. As I read Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Roman Missal the implication is “Ad Orientem” was not abolished or prohibited – on the...
  • Farewell to prayer to St. Michael the Archangel; Latin Mass wars heating up

    01/16/2022 2:11:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2022 | Terry Mattingly
    Farewell to prayer to St. Michael the Archangel; Latin Mass wars heating upSince the late 19th Century, Catholics have recited the Prayer to St. Michael when facing disease, disaster and despair.It proclaims, in part: "St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. … O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls."Before Vatican II, this prayer was often recited after Mass, although it wasn't in the rubrics. In 1994, St. Pope John Paul II urged Catholics to embrace it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Update on Traditionis Custodes at St. John Cantius

    01/15/2022 2:48:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    St John Cantius Church ^ | January 15, 2022 | St John Cantius Church
    [Catholic Caucus] Update on Traditionis Custodes at St. John CantiusIn accordance with the policy of His Eminence Cardinal Blase Cupich and the implementation of the motu proprio of His Holiness Pope Francis Traditionis Custodes within the Archdiocese of Chicago, there will be changes to the schedule of Masses at St John Cantius Church.Beginning on January 25, 2022, on the first Sunday of each month, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Missal, both in Latin and English.The Archdiocese also prescribes for us liturgical unity of prayer for Holy Mother Church’s major...
  • Cardinal (Nighty-Nite, Baby) Tobin: Refusing to deal with complexity in the church is a form of heresy.

    01/13/2022 2:18:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    America Magazine ^ | January 12, 2022 | Michael J. O’Loughlin
    Cardinal (Nighty-nite, Baby) Tobin: Refusing to deal with complexity in the church is a form of heresy.Critics who dismiss an ongoing Vatican effort to consult Catholics around the world, part of the pope’s efforts to reinvigorate church life, fail to understand how Francis is trying to reshape the church, one of his cardinal advisors said in a speech on Tuesday.“Synodality is a way of being church, based on the idea, the ideal, that all the baptized are walking together with a shared attention to the Holy Spirit,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the archbishop of Newark, said in a keynote address to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic group protests Cardinal Cupich’s Latin Mass restrictions in Chicago

    01/11/2022 7:01:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 10, 2022 | Raymond Wolfe
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic group protests Cardinal Cupich’s Latin Mass restrictions in ChicagoCHICAGO (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Blase Cupich faced protests Saturday over his recent restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) in Chicago.Protesters convened in front of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral for a Rosary rally, organized by the Coalition for Canceled Priests, demanding an end to the cardinal’s crackdown on the traditional liturgy. Demonstrators held a banner addressed to Cupich and Pope Francis that read: “Stop the war on our timeless Faith.”The rally is part of a new campaign launched by the coalition, the Lepanto Institute, and Regina Magazine titled “Save...
  • Chicago Cardinal Heckled and Booed During Pro-Life Rally

    01/10/2022 2:56:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2022 | Thomas D. Williams
    Chicago Cardinal Heckled and Booed During Pro-Life RallyChicago Cardinal Blase Cupich was booed by a number of pro-life demonstrators at a Chicago rally Saturday for his alleged failure to oppose abortion more vigorously.Some of the protesters at Chicago’s March for Life carried green signs with white lettering that read “Cupich is the culture of death” and one video reproduced a tweet by the cardinal in which he insisted on the sanctity of life “from birth until natural death,” instead of “from conception.”According to a report by Carlos Esteban for infovaticana.com, Cardinal Cupich has tended to shy away from the pro-life...
  • [Catholic Caucus] There seems to be a spirit of discontent in Chicago these days

    01/09/2022 3:57:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | January 9, 2022 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] There seems to be a spirit of discontent in Chicago these daysThere seems to be a spirit of discontent in Chicago these days, evidenced in Catholic news, what with the harsh diktats about the Vetus Ordo and the wild sacrilege at St. Sabina.It’s sad. Such a great city. So many problems.Today I received a note that Chicago’s Archbishop was booed and heckled at at pro-life rally. It’s hard to get your mind around that. On the other hand, he’s not exactly the poster boy for defense of the unborn, who seem in his school of thought to be...
  • Why the Coalition for Canceled Priests is fighting back against restrictions on the Latin Mass

    01/02/2022 10:15:05 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 31, 2021 | Fr. John Lovell
    Why the Coalition for Canceled Priests is fighting back against restrictions on the Latin Mass'An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.' ~Winston Churchill Fri Dec 31, 2021 - 5:43 am ESTSat Jan 1, 2022 - 12:54 pm EST (LifeSiteNews) – Merry Christmas! The coal in the stockings keep right on coming, especially for those that live in the Chicagoland area. After Cardinal Cupich’s article in America magazine, The Coalition for Canceled Priests (CFCP) decided to expand its billboard campaign, “Not One More Penny,” to include the defense of the Traditional Latin Mass. At...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich’s Chicago Template: The Vatican-endorsed Litmus Test

    12/28/2021 3:35:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 27, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich’s Chicago Template: The Vatican-endorsed Litmus Test No doubt many readers have seen the article from Vatican News featuring the latest directives from the current occupant of the See of Chicago. It should surprise no one that he goes even further than the infamous Responsa ad Dubia from the CDW, which in turn went further in key respects than the Vicariate of Rome’s document, which in turn went further than Traditionis Custodes. At this point we are seeing a third layer of unwarranted and indefensible extrapolation, with increasingly obvious violations of canon law and liturgical rubrics...
  • UPDATED – Archdiocese of Chicago drops the axe on more than the Traditional Latin Mass

    12/28/2021 3:16:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | December 27, 2021 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    UPDATED – Archdiocese of Chicago drops the axe on more than the Traditional Latin MassThere is no way… NO WAY… that this wasn’t all coordinated.At vaticannews.va:Originally Published on: Dec 27, 2021What could one expect from Cupich? Really? We knew that he would, eventually, issue something the cruelty of which would be exceeded only by its overreach.The document is HERE.I am not going to obliterate my buoyant yuletide spirit by mucking around with this for a long time. It is an interconvertible truth that when it is necessary to respond to and to refute bad things like this, it takes ten...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Blase Cupich publishes policy implementing Traditionis custodes

    12/27/2021 2:20:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Vatican News ^ | December 27, 2021 | Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Blase Cupich publishes policy implementing Traditionis custodesShortly after the Congregation for Divine Worship responded to questions regarding Pope Francis' Motu propio, Cardinal Cupich implements a policy that goes into effect 25 January -- an opportunity to express the unity of the Church and to offer a 'concrete manifestation of the acceptance of the Council's teaching'.by Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fspJust two days after Christmas, on the Feast of St John the Evangelist, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, has issued a policy governing the celebration of the pre-Vatican rites in that Archdiocese. This policy follows the 18 December...
  • Cardinal Cupich and The Big Lie

    11/11/2021 4:46:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 10, 2021 | Aaron Seng
    Cardinal Cupich and The Big LieCardinal Blase Cupich recently furthered The Big Lie of our times.This Lie of surpassing Bigness is not the systematic cover-up of decades of sexual abuse by ecclesiastical authorities, although this can certainly be laid at their feet. Neither is it the strange eagerness of many bishops to promote illegal immigration, resettlement, and the mass injection of citizens with abortion-tainted serums (positions entirely unrelated to attracting government funding as a replacement for collapsing pew-sitter revenues, so we’re told).No, The Big Lie considered here is far more fundamental, nefarious, and harmful to man’s salvation. This lie has...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dear Cardinal Cupich: The implementation of Traditionis Custodes in the Archdiocese of Chicago

    11/06/2021 2:15:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 6, 2021 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    [Catholic Caucus] Dear Cardinal Cupich: The implementation of Traditionis Custodes in the Archdiocese of Chicago Dear Cardinal Cupich:I read, with obvious interest as a Catholic priest, your recent letter outlining how you propose to implement in your Archdiocese of Chicago Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes. In your letter you seem to have espoused a less than critical-- that term not in a negative sense—understanding of the latest Motu Proprio. It seems like almost a puppet like reaction that shows no attempt to analyze, in a serious way, how the Motu Proprio relates to the reality of the liturgical...
  • [Catholic Caucus] An Unwanted “Gift” from Cardinal Cupich

    11/03/2021 2:57:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 3, 2021 | Matthew Hazell
    [Catholic Caucus] An Unwanted “Gift” from Cardinal Cupich The blog PrayTell has recently published an article from Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, in which His Eminence makes some rather strange and bizarre claims in order to justify what he sees as the "The Gift of Traditionis Custodes". Firstly, the Cardinal makes the following rather odd analogy:In 1983, Pope John Paul II reformed the Code of Canon Law of 1917, in order to insure that Church Law conformed to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Likewise, the saintly pope in 1993 [sic] reformed the Catechism of the Catholic...
  • Progressive Catholic cardinal of Washington, D.C., pours praise on America's embattled press

    10/18/2021 11:50:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Get Religion ^ | October 17, 2021 | Terry Mattingly
    Progressive Catholic cardinal of Washington, D.C., pours praise on America's embattled pressWith a controversial Catholic in the White House, there was no way for Cardinal Wilton Gregory to face a pack of Beltway journalists without fielding political questions.Job 1 was addressing President Joe Biden's statement: "I respect them – those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all – I respect that. Don't agree, but I respect that."The leader of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has made it clear that Biden can receive Holy Communion. However, Gregory also noted: "The Catholic Church teaches, and has taught,...
  • Cardinal Cupich joins Muslim, Christian leaders for panel on dialogue

    10/06/2021 6:04:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Chicago Catholic ^ | October 6, 2021 | Michelle Martin
    Cardinal Cupich joins Muslim, Christian leaders for panel on dialogueChristians, Muslims and all people of faith must work together to follow the example of Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar, and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Islamic leaders from the Sunni and Shia traditions.That was the conclusion of Cardinal Cupich, two Muslim leaders and a leader of the Assyrian Church of the East, who participated in an online panel Sept. 27.The panel was sponsored by Georgetown University’s Office of the President, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World...