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  • Germans Trust Jewish Council Over Pope Francis

    01/17/2021 3:11:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 14, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Germans Trust Jewish Council Over Pope FrancisProtestants also rank over pope, Catholic Church in new survey COLOGNE, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) - Germans trust the Central Council of Jews (CCJ) and the Protestant church far more than they trust Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, a survey published Monday has revealed. The famous Cologne Cathedral in Germany The results of the Forsa survey commissioned by Mediengruppe RTL (headquartered in Cologne) show the pontiff's ratings hitting rock bottom and ranking only six rungs higher than trust in Islam, which occupies the penultimate slot. Despite the juggernaut of modernization launched by the German bishops...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ Lesson on How to Make Female Ministers

    01/16/2021 8:03:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 15, 2021 | Dan Millette
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’ Lesson on How to Make Female MinistersIn one of my weaker moments, I did something rather foolish, born from curiosity. That is, I read Pope Francis’ new motu proprio: Spiritus Domini. It was not so much what the document promulgated that interested me – that women shall be made official acolytes and lectors of the Church – but rather in how it was accomplished. How exactly does a pope go about codifying an illicit and vexatious practice? Is it as simple as a few magic words, a stroke of the pen, and voila, women can officially...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Yes to female "readers and acolytes," puts Diaconate in danger

    01/13/2021 6:45:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Daily Compass ^ | January 14, 2021 | Luisella Scrosati
    [Catholic Caucus] Yes to female "readers and acolytes," puts Diaconate in dangerBy virtue of his motu proprio Spiritus Domini, The Pope's decision to modify Canon 230 opens the Lectorate and Acolytate to women as well. Down through the centuries, these have always been ‘ministries’ conferred to males alone, because, like the other ancient minor orders, they emanate from the Diaconate. In this way, having broken the bond with tradition, the latter can also be attacked.A bone thrown out to momentarily appease the hunger for female priesthood of the "German pastors" and South Americans? Or, conversely, a further step - according...
  • Have There Been Worse Crises Than This One?

    01/13/2021 3:19:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 13, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Have There Been Worse Crises Than This One?Don’t you hate it when fellow Catholics say to you: “The Church has faced crises worse than this one before”?You hate it because you know it’s false. Of several popes who flirted with heresy, only two seem to have crossed a line: Honorius and John XXII. Honorius made one error in regard to Christology; he did so in a letter to a bishop. And for this he was posthumously anathematized and excommunicated as a heretic by an ecumenical council and by several of his successors in the papacy. John XXII preached a false...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu Proprio

    01/13/2021 1:34:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 13, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu ProprioThe obvious problems with the recent opening of the ministries of lector and acolyte to women by Pope Francis has already been the subject of a number of articles, including one that I wrote earlier this week. As I reflect further on the motu proprio Spiritus Domini, I see more and more disturbing implications of this modification to canon law. Those who think “it’s not a big deal, it just formalizes what we’ve already been doing for decades!” greatly underestimate the difference between custom (which can...
  • Abortion in Argentina and Francis

    01/12/2021 3:36:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 12, 2021 | Martin Barillas
    Abortion in Argentina and FrancisComplicit silenceBUENOS AIRES (ChurchMilitant.com) - Just hours after the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the Argentine Congress approved one of the broadest abortion measures in the world.The new law in Pope Francis' native land establishes infanticide ("voluntary pregnancy interruption") as a right at any time during the first 14 weeks of growth, but largely allows the practice throughout all nine months of pregnancy if the "comprehensive health of the gestating person" is at stake. Abortion is thus allowed for girls as young as 14 — without parental consent. Health professionals, furthermore, who refuse to conduct abortions...
  • Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus Domini

    01/11/2021 6:04:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 11, 2020 | Peter M.J. Stravinskas
    Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus DominiThe underlying problem with this document is that it eviscerates the clear teaching of St. John Paul II in the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici.Pope Francis’s latest motu proprio, Spiritus Domini, opens up the minor ministries of lector and acolyte to women. On the surface, this can look like much-ado-about nothing since females have been functioning as lectors and acolytes for decades now. Lord knows just about everyone has a grandmother who has been distributing Holy Communion for years on end.1However, there is much more that requires consideration here beyond persons performing...
  • Earthquake: Francis decrees women can occupy the former Minor Orders of Lector and Acolyte | Update: Full Text of Motu Proprio

    01/11/2021 9:53:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 11, 2021 | New Catholic
    Earthquake: Francis decrees women can occupy the former Minor Orders of Lector and Acolyte | Update: Full Text of Motu ProprioSwedish Lutheran female "bishops"Of course, for us Traditional Catholics, the Minor Orders never ceased to exist. And for good reason: the last major dogmatic Council, Trent, mentions all seven orders explicitly in the Canons and decrees related to Session XXIII.But after Vatican II, the new elites severed the minor orders (Acolyte, Exorcist, Lector, and Porter) and one of the Major Orders (the Subdiaconate) from the Diaconate and Presbyterate. They became mere functions that could be performed by laymen, though...
  • Red Francis Spoke Out Against the ‘Mob’ in DC in His Homily Today – Only One Month Ago He Praised BLM and the George Floyd ‘Protests’

    01/10/2021 6:28:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 10, 2021 | Joe Hoft
    Red Francis Spoke Out Against the ‘Mob’ in DC in His Homily Today – Only One Month Ago He Praised BLM and the George Floyd ‘Protests’AP News reports that the Pope spoke out against violence in his homily this morning:During his traditional Sunday noon remarks at the Vatican, Francis noted that five persons had died when a mob stormed through the building where Congress was meeting on Jan. 6. That meeting was to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.“Violence is always self-destructive,” Francis said. He appealed to a “high sense of responsibility” by leaders to “calm souls” to prevent further...
  • Pontifical council re-issues document claiming unity between Catholic and Lutheran doctrine

    01/08/2021 5:06:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 7, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    Pontifical council re-issues document claiming unity between Catholic and Lutheran doctrineThe republication marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s excommunicationPope Francis next to a statue of Martin Luther placed in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. October, 2016.VATICAN CITY, January 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and the Lutheran World Foundation (LWF) have released an updated version of their joint document on justification to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s excommunication from the Catholic Church. Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1521 by Pope Leo X, but the PCPU and the LWF...
  • Pope’s Epiphany Video Cancels Evangelism

    01/06/2021 4:01:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 6,2021 | Jules Gomes
    Pope’s Epiphany Video Cancels EvangelismFaithful bishop reaffirms Jesus' uniqueness in response to Francis' error VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis launched a video promoting religious indifferentism on the eve of Epiphany — the feast on which the Church proclaims Jesus as the light of God's definitive revelation to people of all nations and religions. Faithful bishop Robert Mutsaerts anointing the holy altar Instead of a call to evangelize people of other religions, the pontiff is asking Catholics to unite in prayer as "brothers and sisters" with people worshipping other deities.In the video issued by the "Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network," Francis...
  • Top (Catholic) Swiss bishop: ‘I can very well imagine women standing at the altar’

    01/06/2021 6:25:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 4, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Top Swiss bishop: ‘I can very well imagine women standing at the altar’Following the example of Jesus who was a male and who only ordained males to the priesthood, the Catholic Church has always reserved the priesthood for males.BASEL, Switzerland, January 4, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Switzerland’s top Catholic bishop stated that he can “very well” imagine women standing at the altar.“Yes, I can very well imagine women standing at the altar. Women are already active in all church functions in which one does not have to be a priest,” said Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel and head of the country’s...
  • EXC – The Great Reset: Bannon Interviews Archbishop Vigano – 'Biden An Irreparable, China-Complicit Disaster'

    01/04/2021 5:08:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | January 4, 2021 | Staff Writer
    EXC – The Great Reset: Bannon Interviews Archbishop Vigano – 'Biden An Irreparable, China-Complicit Disaster'The exclusive transcript of an interview conducted by War Room show host and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon with His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop. The National Pulse is publishing the interview – which primarily concerns the Catholic Church, the deep state, and the key actors involved – without edits. Bannon: Now that the Vatican has renewed its insidious secret agreement with China, a deal which you have repeatedly condemned as promoted by Bergoglio with the assistance of McCarrick, what can the “children...
  • Pope Francis Chides Those Traveling Abroad to Escape Coronavirus Lockdowns.

    01/04/2021 6:30:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/3/20 | Elisabetta Povoledo
    Pope Francis on Sunday criticized people who traveled abroad during the pandemic “to escape the lockdown,” saying they were ignoring those who were suffering. In his weekly noontime Sunday address, Francis said, “I read in the papers something that quite saddened me: In a country — I don’t remember which — to escape the lockdown and have a good vacation more than 40 planes took off that afternoon.” “Those people are good people, but didn’t they think of those who stayed at home, to the economic problems of many people who have been knocked down by the pandemic, to those...
  • A Time to Change...Again (2)

    01/02/2021 4:17:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    FSSPX News ^ | January 2, 2020 | unknown
    A Time to Change...Again (2) On December 2, 2020, Pope Francis published a book entitled Let Us Dream (Simon and Schuster) with the subtitle: A Path to a Better Future.This article is the second part of the review devoted to this work, the result of his interviews with British journalist Austen Ivereigh, who is also his biographer (The Great Reformer – Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope).Bergoglian “Excesses” and Hegelian “Overflow”The sophistic casuistry found in the Pope's latest book is reminiscent of the four postulates posed by the Pope in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium (2013), in...
  • A Time to Change…Again (1)

    01/02/2021 4:09:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    FSSPX News ^ | January 1, 2020 | unknown
    A Time to Change…Again (1) On December 2, 2020, Pope Francis published a book entitled Let Us Dream (Simon and Schuster) with the subtitle: A Path to a Better Future.The book is the result of his interviews with British journalist Austen Ivereigh, who is also his biographer (The Great Reformer – Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope).Praise of Synodality Against PolarizationContinuing from the encyclicals Laudato si’ (2015) and Fratelli tutti (2020), the book is presented as the Pope’s response to the crisis of the modern world as revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic.It is an opportunity to come...
  • Abortion in Argentina: A Crime Committed by Francis Friends

    01/01/2021 5:55:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 31, 2020 | Glori
    Abortion in Argentina: A Crime Committed by Francis FriendsIt is “very sad” that with an Argentinean Pope the Argentinean parliament passed an unconstitutional, anti-human and anti-Christian law, the Argentine Curia Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo told LaNacion.com.ar.On December 30, Argentina introduced on of the most inhuman abortion laws worldwide, which “allows” to kill children until the ninth month of pregnancy.Sánchez - a minor figure in the Roman Curia - was the only one to speak out at the Vatican. Francis never officially intervened in the debate.“To do so would have been an interference in a matter of another state,” LaNacion.com.ar excuses...
  • Rough Beasts Nativity

    01/01/2021 11:06:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 29, 2020 | Father Celatus
    Rough Beasts Nativity____________Some forty years ago, at a time when Catholic seminaries had been fully infiltrated by homosexuals and modernists, I attended a Christmas pageant hosted by seminarians. Anticipating something sacred I was shocked instead to be a witness to a horrific sacrilege. In a blasphemous parody on the Nativity of our Lord, one seminarian dressed as Mary was riding upon another seminarian pretending to be a donkey. I dare not put in print the sexual innuendoes that were spoken and acted out in this parody but suffice it to share that after the birth of the Christ Child, three...
  • Screwtape Explains to ‘Chosen’ Cardinal How to Destroy the Church: From Demagogical Pauperism to the Dissolution of Dogma and Tradition

    12/31/2020 5:54:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | November 3, 2020 | Brian McCall
    Screwtape Explains to ‘Chosen’ Cardinal How to Destroy the Church: From Demagogical Pauperism to the Dissolution of Dogma and TraditionA new ‘Screwtape Letter’ has come to light, and its contents are decidedly disturbing. It has originally been published by the journalist Aldo Maria Valli — ex-Vaticanist for the Italian RAI TV — on his blog “Duc in Altum” and further published by the Italian newspaper “Libero”. The writer remains anonymous, or rather: “His Most Powerful Abyssal Sublimity, the Under-Secretary Screwtape”, the senior demon who, in the homonymous tales of the great Christian exegete Clive Staples Lewis, instructs his nephew, the...
  • Bill Legalizing Abortion Passed in Pope’s Native Argentina

    12/30/2020 5:31:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 12/30/20 | Almudena Calatrava and Debora Rey
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion, a triumph for a feminist movement that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots and could pave the way for similar actions across the socially conservative, heavily Roman Catholic region. After a marathon 12-hour session, the country’s Senate passed the law after midnight by a comfortable 38-29 margin just two years after a similar initiative fell short in a cliffhanger vote. The legislation, which President Alberto Fernández has vowed to sign into law in the coming days, guarantees...