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  • [Catholic Caucus] Former papal confidant says prelates who ‘criticize’ Pope Francis are a threat to Church ‘unity’

    02/23/2024 5:55:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 23, 2023 | MIchael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Former papal confidant says prelates who ‘criticize’ Pope Francis are a threat to Church ‘unity’Abp. Bruno Forte accused bishops who publicly oppose Pope Francis of usurping papal authority, lacking the Pope's supposed comprehensive perspective, and risking Church unity.A prominent Italian prelate has hit back at fellow bishops who “publicly criticize” Pope Francis, saying that they are “wrong” to do so, since they break the “unity of the Church.” In an interview published February 22 by Religion Digital, Archbishop Bruno Forte of the Archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto in eastern Italy issued a strong critique of what the interviewer described as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Opinion: The real problem with the Pope’s remarks about hell

    01/21/2024 5:45:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 16, 2024 | Amy Welborn
    [Catholic Caucus] Opinion: The real problem with the Pope’s remarks about hellThere is a real and necessary responsibility that comes with the Petrine office, and it’s irresponsible to toss out personal opinions in a way that is confusing and lacking vital context.Let’s pretend.Let’s pretend that the Pope said this the other night:We don’t even have to wonder what the reaction would be, do we?But…that’s just his personal opinion! That’s not the teaching of the Church! Sure, some theologians have held that and there’s plenty within Scripture and Tradition that might support such a view, but that’s not official Church teaching!...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: ‘I like to think of an empty hell’

    01/15/2024 3:39:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 15, 2024 | John-Henry Westen
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: ‘I like to think of an empty hell’Pope Francis said that although 'it's not dogma,' he likes to think hell is 'empty.' Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Fatima very clearly attest to the reality of hell, where the devil, his angels, and 'many' souls have gone.In a Sunday interview on Italian television, Pope Francis said that he likes to think hell is empty. The statement reflects what Francis has said in numerous interviews previously on the subject, with famous atheist author Eugenio Scalfari in the left-wing newspaper La Repubblica.In March 2015 Scalfari asked...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis tells Communists: ‘Don’t back down, don’t give up’

    01/12/2024 3:05:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis tells Communists: ‘Don’t back down, don’t give up’‘Imagine he had said that [don't give up] to the Traditional Catholics,’ said John-Henry Westen.Pope Francis meeting with the Marxist group, January 10, 2024Hosting a Marxist-Christian dialogue group at the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis urged them to “be open, in dialogue, to new ways,” while avoiding reiterating the Church’s consistent condemnation of Marxism. Shortly before his weekly general audience on January 10, Pope Francis received a small delegation from the DIALOP group. DIALOP, according to its own description, is a “project of dialogue between Socialists/Marxists and Christians, involving...
  • Martin Scorsese’s New Jesus Film Is 80 Minutes Long and Aims to ‘Take Away the Negative’ Associations With ‘Organized Religion’

    01/09/2024 8:16:22 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    variety.com ^ | January 8, 2024 | Ethan Shanfeld
    While Martin Scorsese is celebrating his latest epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” on the awards circuit, the filmmaker is already teasing what could be his next movie, based on Shūsaku Endō’s book “A Life of Jesus.” (Endō also wrote “Silence,” which Scorsese adapted into the 2016 historical drama starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver.) ... “I’m trying to find a new way to make it more accessible and take away the negative onus of what has been associated with organized religion,” Scorsese told the publication. “Right now, ‘religion,’ you say that word and everyone is up in arms because...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop: Francis Should Have Declared Homosexual Sin as Something Good

    01/07/2024 11:40:05 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 6, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop: Francis Should Have Declared Homosexual Sin as Something GoodThe new Archbishop of Bamberg, Herwig Gössl, 56, told Sueddeutsche.de (5 January) that he had hoped for "clearer" statements from Francis/Fernández on homosexual sins.At least he sees the logical flaw in the pamphlet 'Sodoma supplicans': "I thought that if we were to bless such unions, the doctrine would have to evolve in such a way that homosexual acts would no longer be considered a grave sin."But he is confident that Francis' pamphlet will change "practice" and will not be "the end of the debate".An archbishop who doesn't know that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic priest wearing rainbow stole gives ‘blessing’ to women civilly ‘married’ for 22 years

    01/05/2024 11:20:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 5, 2023 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic priest wearing rainbow stole gives ‘blessing’ to women civilly ‘married’ for 22 yearsThe Saint Paul Catholic Church in Kentucky posted a picture of the 'blessing' on their official Facebook page. The text accompanying the photo said that the 'blessing' was 'offered according to the guidelines in Fiducia Supplicans.'LEXINGTON, Kentucky (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic church in Lexington, Kentucky, hosted a “blessing” of a same-sex couple that had been civilly “married” for 22 years, citing the Vatican’s heterodox declaration Fiducia Supplicans. The Saint Paul Catholic Church parish posted a picture of the “blessing” on their official Facebook page, showing...
  • Priest Claims Jesus Was a Palestinian Jew Live on CNN, Then Gets Torn to Shreds

    12/28/2023 3:23:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 12/27/23 | Warner Todd Hudson
    A CNN contributor who claims to be a Catholic priest made the dual false claims on the air that Jesus was a “Palestinian” and that he was “homeless.” Father Edward Beck appeared on CNN early on Christmas morning and made the effort to link the birth of Christ to the current confrontation going on in Gaza between the nation of Israel and the terrorists of Hamas. But instead of being praised for an uplifting message, the commentator faced an intense backlash for being so embarrassingly wrong about the birth and lineage of Jesus Christ. During the segment, Beck was asked...
  • BREAKING: Pope Francis publishes norms for clergy to ‘bless’ homosexual couples

    12/18/2023 7:53:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 130 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 18, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    BREAKING: Pope Francis publishes norms for clergy to ‘bless’ homosexual couplesPope Francis’ new document allows clergy to bless any homosexual couple, in contradiction to the unchangeable Catholic teaching that the Church cannot bless sinful relationships.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis and Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández have issued a text allowing “blessings for couples in irregular situations and for couples of the same sex” in contradiction to the unchangeable Catholic teaching that the Church cannot bless sinful relationships.The Declaration “Fiducia Supplicans,” issued without warning on December 18, the Congregation (now Dicastery) for the Doctrine of the Faith’s new prefect, Cardinal Victor...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Gregory: "Tradition dies a slow death, sometimes a bloody death"

    12/08/2023 9:09:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 8, 2023 | Matthew Hazell
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Gregory: "Tradition dies a slow death, sometimes a bloody death"On Wednesday 6 December, the Archbishop of Washington, Wilton Cardinal Gregory, took part in an event at the Catholic University of America as part of their Presidential Speaker Series, entitled "Celebrating Diversity" (h/t Diane Montagna). The full video can be found below, as well as on YouTube. In this talk, His Eminence notes that "even our American Catholic comfort zone can be rattled by the vastness of God's family of cultures, languages, and expressions of Catholic worship; so much diversity can throw some people off balance and quite...
  • Pope punishes leading critic Cardinal Burke in second action against conservative American prelates

    11/30/2023 5:56:46 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 11.28.2023 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Twice, Burke has joined other conservative cardinals in issuing formal questions to the pontiff, known as “dubia,” asking him to clarify questions of doctrine that upset conservatives and traditionalists. In the first, they asked Francis to clarify his outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and Francis never replied. In the second, they asked whether same-sex couples could receive church blessings — and received a conditional maybe in response.
  • Pope to address UN climate conference, inaugurate 'Faith Pavilion'

    11/09/2023 6:10:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    EarthBeat ^ | November 29, 2023 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope to address UN climate conference, inaugurate 'Faith Pavilion'Pope Francis will travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates Dec. 1-3 to address the U.N. climate conference and to help inaugurate the Faith Pavilion where religious leaders and organizations will meet to share information and strategies for convincing governments to take real steps to protect the environment.The conference, commonly known as COP28, "can represent a change of direction, showing that everything done since 1992 (with the adoption of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change) was in fact serious and worth the effort, or else it will be a great...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German bishop authorizes same-sex blessings

    11/07/2023 4:39:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 7, 2023 | The Catholic Herald
    [Catholic Caucus] German bishop authorizes same-sex blessingsBishop Karl-Heinz Wiesemann wrote to diocesan priests, deacons and lay pastoral workers saying that the blessings – which he also extended to remarried couples – could take place in churches in the Diocese of Speyer. “The ceremony must differ from a church wedding ceremony in terms of words and signs and should explicitly reinforce the love, commitment, and mutual responsibility in the couple’s relationship as an act of blessing.”
  • Pope's former mouthpiece, Father Spadaro wants to rewrite the Bible on gender

    11/04/2023 4:45:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | November 3, 2023 | Cath Con
    Pope's former mouthpiece, Father Spadaro wants to rewrite the Bible on genderSynodality becomes the practice of the ChurchFather Antonio Spadaro: "Today the Church is a place of great differences, and we are talking about a community that crosses spatial and cultural barriers"A section of the Synod concluded a few days ago (which will end next year), a stage that was important for the Universal Church. Let's take stock with Father Antonio Spadaro, Jesuit and elected Undersecretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education, former Director of the magazine "Civiltà Cattolica".The final document talks about changes to the Code of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Schönborn cites death penalty revision when asked about changing Catechism on LGBT issues

    10/24/2023 9:01:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 23, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Schönborn cites death penalty revision when asked about changing Catechism on LGBT issuesVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) –– Vienna’s Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has argued that changing the Catechism’s teaching against accepting LGBT issues was a matter for the Pope, but added that the Catechism’s passages on the death penalty had already been changed.Speaking to journalists at a press briefing for the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn fielded a number of questions regarding the synod’s process and the possible future for the Catholic Church. In particular, he was asked if he anticipated any changes to the Catechism of the...
  • Pope Francis hosts private audience with pro-abortion, climate alarmist Irish president

    10/19/2023 3:24:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 19, 2023 | Paul Bennett
    Pope Francis hosts private audience with pro-abortion, climate alarmist Irish presidentDuring their audience in the pontiff's library, Pope Francis and President Michael D. Higgins discussed 'the protection of the environment in the light of the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum.'(LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis met pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Irish President Michael D. Higgins at a private audience today held in the pontiff’s private library.The fourth meeting between the two leaders forms part of a busy five-day schedule for left-leaning Higgins in Rome, which coincides with a keynote address at the closing session of the World Food Forum at the U.N....
  • Pope’s synod reforms ‘irreversible’, says Fr Vimal Tirimanna CSsR

    10/17/2023 7:46:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Redemptorists International ^ | May 29, 2023 | Christopher Lamb
    Pope’s synod reforms ‘irreversible’, says Fr Vimal Tirimanna CSsRFr Vimal Tirimanna is one of the theological advisers to the synod and a professor of moral theology who teaches in Sri Lanka and Rome.A leading Asian theologian says Pope Francis’ decision to include non-ordained women and men as voting members of October’s synod assembly is a “giant step” that will irreversibly change the Church’s decision-making processes. Last month, the synod secretariat announced the Pope had authorised a reform to allow at least 70 non-bishops to be members of the 4-29 October synod assembly in the Vatican. This move will see women...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis suggests the Synod is a continuation of Vatican II: ‘The Church has to change’

    10/17/2023 8:17:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis suggests the Synod is a continuation of Vatican II: ‘The Church has to change’Among the more striking changes advanced by Pope Francis is his recent encouragement of priests to bless homosexual unions, in contradiction to the unchangeable Catholic teaching that the Church cannot bless sinful acts.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — “The Church has to change,” argued Pope Francis in a recent interview, highlighting post-Vatican II changes which he said “must continue.”“Progress is necessary and the Church has to incorporate these novelties with a serious conversation from a human point of view,” declared the Argentine pontiff. In an...
  • Bishop: Homosex "Blessing" Signifies "God’s Approval" [of Sin]

    10/16/2023 8:29:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 14, 2023 | Gloria TV
    Bishop: Homosex "Blessing" Signifies "God’s Approval" [of Sin]Homosex activist John Stowe, "bishop" of Lexington, Kentucky, is applauding Francis' statement that priests can "bless" homosex concubinages at their whim.Speaking to Time.com (October 4), he said that homosex "blessings" can be of "great significance" to those who practise homosexuality because such "blessings" are like prayers for God's presence and help and "almost signify God's approval."Stowe openly rejects the biblical condemnation of homosexual sins and regards "sexual orientation [such as paedophilia or necrophilia?]" as "not being something that one freely chooses."The Catholic understanding of free will and responsibility has been rejected by many...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Kentucky bishop affirms support for ‘blessings’ of same-sex ‘couples’

    10/11/2023 8:05:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 10, 2023 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Kentucky bishop affirms support for ‘blessings’ of same-sex ‘couples’Bishop John Stowe, who has a long history of pro-LGBT activism within the Catholic Church, commented on Pope Francis' statement regarding priests using 'pastoral prudence' to offer blessings.Notoriously pro-LGBT Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., of Lexington, Kentucky, has expressed his support for “blessings” of same-sex unions after Pope Francis statement that such blessings can be discerned by priests to be acceptable in certain circumstances according to “pastoral prudence.”Speaking to TIME about the Pope’s opening of the door to “blessings” of same-sex unions, Stowe said, “He’s not saying that we...