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  • [Catholic Caucus] DC Pontifical Mass: CANCELED

    07/27/2021 4:59:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 27, 2021 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    [Catholic Caucus] DC Pontifical Mass: CANCELEDA pontifical high Mass had been planned for 14 August in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. It was actually supposed to be offered a year ago, but was postponed due to COVID restrictions. The music was all set. The clergy were all lined up. EWTN was going to air it live.Following Pope Francis' motu proprio attacking the traditional Latin Mass and placing massive restrictions on Catholics who worship using the old books, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington, demanded the celebrant of the planned 14 August Mass...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Newark archdiocese to investigate app use allegations

    07/24/2021 5:56:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Pillar ^ | July 23, 2021 | The Pillar
    [Catholic Caucus] Newark archdiocese to investigate app use allegationsThe Archdiocese of Newark says it will investigate the possibility of clerical sexual misconduct, in response to questions from The Pillar about the use of location-based hookup apps at several parish rectories in the archdiocese. While a spokesperson told The Pillar it is “not acceptable” to use apps “inconsistent with Church teaching,” the archdiocese has also expressed concerns about the “morally suspect” collection of app signal data.Share The Pillar“The inappropriate use of any app or communication tool would pose a concern in any circumstance and for any community. Although the use of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] President of Pontifical Academy for Life Backs Italian Anti-Homophobia Bill

    07/02/2021 6:22:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 1, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] President of Pontifical Academy for Life Backs Italian Anti-Homophobia BillEven though the Holy See has sent a diplomatic note to the Italian government expressing its concerns about the bill, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has twice voiced his support on his own.VATICAN CITY — Despite the Holy See making a rare intervention in Italian politics last month to express concerns about an anti-homophobia bill passing through the Italian Parliament, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has twice voiced his support for the proposed legislation and called for greater social commitment to root out discrimination based on sexual orientation.“The Church, which has never been...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Parolin: “We Must End Old Latin Mass Forever”

    06/30/2021 8:11:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 29, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Parolin: “We Must End Old Latin Mass Forever”“We must put an end to this Mass forever!”, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin told a group of like-minded cardinals according to PaixLiturgique.com (June 28).The reliable news source does not give information about when and where Parolin made his claim. PaixLiturgique.com also published a quote by Archbishop Roche, the new Prefect of the Liturgy Congregation who laughingly told English-speaking seminary officials in Rome and members of the Curia, “Summorum Pontificum is practically dead! We're going to give the power back to the bishops on this, but especially not to the conservative...
  • Head of Pontifical Academy for Life: Vatican ‘shouldn’t have’ protested Italy’s ‘homophobia’ bill

    06/29/2021 9:23:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2021 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Head of Pontifical Academy for Life: Vatican ‘shouldn’t have’ protested Italy’s ‘homophobia’ billThe often-provocative Archbishop Paglia also appeared to ‘support catechism change on homosexuality.’ VATICAN CITY, June 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life said in an interview that the Vatican “shouldn’t have written” a note asking Italy to block a bill that would make “homophobic” discrimination a crime punishable by jail time.The National Catholic Register’s Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin, tweeted on Thursday the transcript of an interview with Archbishop Paglia, together with notes on Paglia’s responses.After expressing his regret that a Vatican official protested...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Presides “Drag Queen” Eucharist (Video)

    06/12/2021 8:46:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 12, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Presides “Drag Queen” Eucharist (Video)Likely to play up to the oligarchs, São Salvador da Bahia Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha, Brazil, presided a May 21 Eucharist for alleged murdered victims of “LGBTphobia.”The performance included a "Drag Queen" chanting the Ave Maria. In his homily, Rocha lamented “many violent deaths” among homosexuals. He left distributing Communion to his co-presiders, likely in order to avoid embarrassing pictures.According to CruxNow.com (June 11), Rocha responded “promptly” to the request of two local homosex propaganda organisations - so quickly that even the propagandists were surprise. One organiser, Cris Serra, said that he/she didn’t...
  • Read: Letter from Pope Francis rejecting Cardinal Marx’s resignation

    06/10/2021 9:25:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | June 19, 2021 | Deacon Greg Kandra / Humble Jorge
    Read: Letter from Pope Francis rejecting Cardinal Marx's resignationDear brother,First of all thank you for your courage. It is a Christian courage that does not fear the cross, it does not fear annihilating itself before the tremendous reality of sin. This is what the Lord did (Phil 2. 5-8). It is a grace that the Lord has given you and I see that you want to assume and guard it so that it bears fruit. Thanks.You tell me that you are going through a moment of crisis, and not only you but also the Church in Germany is experiencing it....
  • Vaticanista: Unlikely That Cardinal Marx Is Retiring

    06/08/2021 1:29:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 8, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Vaticanista: Unlikely That Cardinal Marx Is RetiringIt is not certain that Francis will accept Munich Cardinal Marx’s offered resignation, John Allen writes on CruxNow.com (June 6).But if he does, Marx will continue to hold his positions in the Vatican, including serving as chair of the Council for the Economy. Allen considers the anti-Catholic Cardinal as a "core asset" of Francis because Marx has been an early supporter of Francis' anti-Catholic initiatives like Communion for adulterers.However, Francis might accept Marx's resignation in order not to make the whole thing look like "a political stunt" and because Marx has been traded for...
  • Muslim Head of Catholic Body Rips Pro-Lifers

    05/20/2021 6:21:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 20, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Muslim Head of Catholic Body Rips Pro-LifersCardinal picks pro-LGBT sex education supporter for top child safety role WESTMINSTER, England (ChurchMilitant.com) - A controversial Muslim prosecutor is mocking American pro-lifers a day after he was appointed by England's Cdl. Vincent Nichols to head a new body on child safety in the Catholic Church.Nazir Afzal, former chief crown prosecutor for North West England will chair the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA), which is "being created amid wide-ranging reforms to safeguarding structures in the Church," a press release announced Tuesday. Afzal defends teaching the "transgender" book in schools The CSSA is a new...
  • As US jettisons masks, Catholics call for keeping eyes open on justice

    05/15/2021 4:24:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crux Now ^ | May 15, 2021 | John Lavenburg
    As US jettisons masks, Catholics call for keeping eyes open on justiceNEW YORK – As masks come off and the U.S. begins to move past the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Blase Cupich wants Catholics to stay vigilant about social issues that continue to plague the nation, always putting the poor and marginalized first.“Whatever the project, however complex the issue or how enormous the challenge, the starting point must be a deep and loving respect for the poor, uniting with them, accompanying them, and encountering them with an appreciation for their creative capacity to pursue the life God has always intended for...
  • Cardinal: “Ramadan Is Everyone’s Holiday”

    05/14/2021 6:30:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 14, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal: “Ramadan Is Everyone’s Holiday”Muslims in Burkina Faso celebrated Eid El Fitr on 13 May, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.They gathered in the capital Ouagadougou at the Place de Nation for prayer.Despite the Ascension which was celebrated on the same day, Cardinal Philipe Ouédraogo, 76, attended the Eid El Fitr prayer, thus showing the “solidarity” of the Church to the Muslim community, Burkina24.com (May 13) writes."We are happy to express our best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters," Ouédraogo said. For him, "what belongs to the pond belongs to the cayman" (meaning: your joy is...
  • German cardinal: Ecumenism of return to Catholicism ‘is completely impossible’

    05/10/2021 6:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2021 | Jeanne Smits
    German cardinal: Ecumenism of return to Catholicism ‘is completely impossible’‘If someone goes to the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper of the other denomination after a decision of conscience, I will have to accept that.’May 10, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a recent interview with far-left German magazine Publik-Forum, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich revealed more of his revolutionary agenda for the Church, showing openness to intercommunion with non-Catholic denominations, promoting “synodality,” “moving forward” and a “learning process” within the Church. He also demonstrated his annoyance with the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith’s recent responsum recalling that the Church cannot...
  • Cardinal Tobin: Synodality is Pope Francis' vehicle for changing the church

    05/05/2021 3:25:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Cathollic Reporter ^ | May 5, 2021 | Christopher White
    Cardinal Tobin: Synodality is Pope Francis' vehicle for changing the churchChurch leaders, including those in the United States, uncomfortable with Pope Francis' emphasis on mercy and an attentiveness to the voices of those on the peripheries should reexamine their skepticism, according to Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, who says such priorities are here to stay."The election of Pope Francis opened up the rest of the world to the rich theological foment of the church in Latin America, with its strong sense of mission, encounter, the peripheries and mercy," said Tobin. "Many, including church leaders in this country, have...
  • DC parish leases raise questions

    05/04/2021 11:16:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Pillar Catholic ^ | May 4, 2021 | The Pillar
    DC parish leases raise questionsLocal pastors and lay advisors have raised questions about centralized leasing policies for parish property in the Archdiocese of Washington. Critics say policies restrict both the religious use and financial benefit of parish properties, even while some parishes struggle to make ends meet. >The archdiocese operates a centralized process of managing leased parish property, through which Catholic Charities of Washington leases parish properties for use as program locations, with rental rates far below market rate — charging in some cases only a nominal fee of dollars annually. The process reportedly restricts pastors from renegotiating lease rates,...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Archdiocese of Toronto calls police on rosary praying Catholic faithful!

    05/01/2021 12:49:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | May 1, 2021 | David Domet
    BREAKING NEWS: Archdiocese of Toronto calls police on rosary praying Catholic faithful! On Friday, April 23, a small group of Catholics sent an email to Msgr. Gregory Ace, Pastor of St. Padre Pio parish in Woodbridge, a suburb north of Toronto. The email was a courtesy to the Pastor to let him know that they would be gathering to pray the rosary, "against the Church Lockdowns, offering up Prayers and Penances to the Blessed Mother, to intercede on our behalf with Her Son, to bring an end to the 'Pandemic', which, as St Charles Borromeo would say, our Sins...
  • New book ‘Sacred Betrayals’ reveals web of financial and sexual abuse by top Vatican cardinal protected by Pope Francis

    04/28/2021 6:30:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 28, 2021 | LifeSite News Staff
    New book ‘Sacred Betrayals’ reveals web of financial and sexual abuse by top Vatican cardinal protected by Pope FrancisThe widow of a former Vatican ambassador accuses Pope Francis of covering-up for Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga.Martha Alegría Reichmann de Valladares, Cardinal Óscar Maradiaga, and her late husband, Alejandro. April 28, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The widow of the former dean of the Vatican diplomatic corps is revealing the involvement of Pope Francis in the cover-up of his top cardinal, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, in a new book now available from Faithful Insight Books, a publishing imprint of LifeSiteNews.Sacred Betrayals: A Widow...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Cupich essentially turns the Blessed Sacrament into a magical amulet

    04/27/2021 1:42:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 27, 2021 | Joseph Shaw
    [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Cupich essentially turns the Blessed Sacrament into a magical amuletIt is difficult to believe that Cupich really thinks that communicants receive graces entirely irrespective of the state of their souls and their good dispositions.April 27, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Following an article in America by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, in which he reiterated the Church’s teaching on the importance of approaching Holy Communion with the right dispositions, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago wrote a curious admonition to Aquila (to which the archbishop then responded):I respectfully note that to claim that we can do anything to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Cupich tries to torpedo bishop’s airtight argument for denying pro-abortion politicians like Biden communion

    04/25/2021 10:13:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 23, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Cdl. Cupich tries to torpedo bishop’s airtight argument for denying pro-abortion politicians like Biden communionDenver Archbishop Samuel Aquila had publicly explained why pro-abortion politicians who say they are Catholic cannot receive Holy Communion.April 23, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — After Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote a hard-hitting article last week explaining why pro-abortion politicians who say they are Catholic — without mentioning President Joe Biden by name — cannot receive Holy Communion, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago wrote to him to express “a number of concerns,” urging the archbishop to issue a “public clarification.”In an April 14 piece published in America Magazine,...
  • Cardinal Cupich asked Archbishop Aquila for 'public clarification' over Eucharistic doctrine News

    04/23/2021 8:07:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Pillar ^ | April 22, 2021 | The Pillar
    Cardinal Cupich asked Archbishop Aquila for 'public clarification' over Eucharistic doctrineNewsCardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago wrote to Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila last week to express “a number of concerns,” after Aquila published an essay on theological and pastoral issues concerning the reception of Holy Communion. Cardinal Cupich urged the archbishop to offer a “public clarification” of his arguments.Aquila’s essay was published in America April 14.Credit: David Eucaristía/Public domainShare“I am compelled to address the error that any baptized Catholic can receive Communion if he or she simply desires to do so. None of us have the freedom to approach the altar...
  • Corrupt Chicago Archbishop To College Kids: Don’t Go To Mass

    04/20/2021 9:02:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2021 | Evita Duffy
    Corrupt Chicago Archbishop To College Kids: Don’t Go To MassUniversity of Chicago students couldn’t attend Mass this weekend because church officials insisted it’s unsafe to worship when 0.6 percent of young people threatened more by flu contracts COVID-19.This was not the result of a directive from the secular UChicago administration. The decision came directly from the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich, who ordered the campus church to cancel Mass for students due to the campus COVID “outbreak.” Not only did the bishop cancel Mass for students on campus, but he instructed them not to attend anywhere else.Per Cupich’s...