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  • U.S. State Department interference in the election of John XXIII revealed

    01/30/2018 3:56:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The RadTradThomist has a most interesting item and has gone to the trouble of typing it out.  A telegram to the State Department of the United States of America originally "Secret" and now, declassified.  It reveals the suggestion that the Deep State in the USA manipulates American Cardinals on the election of the new Pope following the death of Pius XII.  Do we think that this only happened in America? What does it say now about the "Siri Theory?" What does it say about Marcantonio Colonna's revelation of the CIA monitoring of the conclave of 2013 of the Obama backed...
  • Pope Francis makes history with dual canonization of Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II

    04/27/2014 6:45:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ |
    VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.Never before have a reigning pope and a retired pope celebrated Mass together in public, much less at an event honoring two of their most famous predecessors.Benedict's presence was a reflection of the balancing act that Francis envisioned when he decided to canonize John and John Paul together, showing the unity of the Catholic Church by honoring popes beloved by...

    04/26/2014 11:59:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2014 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes. For such a momentous occasion, the ceremony is actually quite short and surprisingly straightforward, with the added benefit that the relics of the two new saints will be presented for universal veneration by the church for the first time. Here are five things to look for - though beware, the rite is celebrated mostly in Latin, the official language of the Catholic Church.
  • Jokes, quips, wisecracks: John XXIII lived with keen sense of humor

    04/22/2014 5:07:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cns ^ | March 24, 2014 | Emily Antenucci and Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Blessed John XXIII, who will be made a saint April 27, is remembered by many for his warmth, simplicity, social conscience and sense of humor. Pope Francis, who will canonize "the Good Pope," recalled his predecessor as being holy, patient and a man of courage, especially by calling the Second Vatican Council. "He was a man who let himself be guided by the Lord," Pope Francis has said. But the Italian Pope John was also guided by his cheerful disposition, his simple, peasant background and tongue-in-cheek, wisecracking Italian culture. Blessed John XXIII pictured in the Vatican...
  • Popes John XXIII, John Paul II to be canonized April 27th

    09/30/2013 7:18:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/201 | Ed Morrissey
    Two of the great figures of the Second Vatican Council will be canonized on the same day next year. The Vatican announced that they will add Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to the list of saints on April 27th next year. That falls on Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast day instituted by John Paul II: Two of the most-loved leaders of the Catholic Church, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, will be raised to sainthood together in a joint canonization ceremony — the first such ceremony in the church’s history.At a consistory in the Vatican, Pope...
  • From the IOR to the gay lobby: Pope Francis tells all on flight from Rio to Rome

    07/29/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider - LaStampa ^ | 07/29/2013 | Andrea Tornielli
    "On flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome" Journalists fired improvised questions at the Pope for one hour and twenty minutes. The Pope agreed to hold the press conference straight after take-off, despite how tired he was after an eventful World Youth Day week in Brazil. Francis surprised journalists with his willingness to answer all questions put to him, even those which touched on really thorny issues like the reform of the Vatican Bank (IOR), the Ricca case, the gay lobby, Vatileaks and even the content of the black leather bad he carried on to the plane which flew him...
  • Pope Francis signs canonization decrees for John XXIII and John Paul II

    07/05/2013 6:03:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | July 5, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) Journalists in the Holy See Press Office busy getting to grips with Pope Francis’ first encyclical the Light of Faith, were somewhat surprised Friday lunchtime when Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. called them back for a second announcement: Pope Francis had approved the cause for canonization of two of his venerable and much loved predecessors Blessed John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. Emer McCarthy reports: Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints, Friday morning, Pope Francis approved the promulgation of the decree and also convoked a special Consistory...
  • Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

    07/05/2013 5:23:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 7:50 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII. In a major demonstration of his papal authority, Francis decided to make John XXIII a saint even though the Vatican hasn’t confirmed a second miracle attributed to his intercession. The Vatican said Francis had the power to “dispense” with the normal saint-making procedures to canonize him on his own merit, without a miracle.The ceremonies are expected before the end of the year. The date of Dec. 8 has...
  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/15/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2012
    Supporters of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of Society of St Pius X, branded the future Pope Benedict XVI and the late Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner "heretics" during the Second Vatican Council, reports The Tablet.A previously undiscovered letter written by Karl Rahner to his brother, Fr Hugo Rahner SJ, during the council in November 1963 has revealed that the French Intégristes - followers of Lefebvre - accused him and Fr Joseph Ratzinger as "heretic[s] who deny the existence of hell and are worse than Teilhardt de Chardin and the Modernists".The letter, part of an exhibition in Munich, states that Rahner consoled...
  • Blessed Pope John XXIII [Catholic Caucus]

    10/11/2011 6:01:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 10-11-11 |
      Blessed Pope John XXIII On October 11, 2011, in Catholic Saint of the Day,   Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities.The firstborn son of a farming family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo in northern Italy, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was always proud of his down-to-earth roots. In Bergamo’s diocesan seminary, he joined the Secular Franciscan Order.After his ordination in 1904, Angelo returned to Rome for canon...
  • Off the Rails: Was Vatican II Hijacked?

    07/16/2009 3:47:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 766+ views
    ic ^ | July 16, 2009 | James Hitchcock
    Most Catholics in 1959 probably didn't even know what an ecumenical council was. And yet, here it was. Pope John XXIII announced that the goals of the Second Vatican Council would be "the renewal of the spirit of the Gospel in the hearts of people everywhere and the adjustment of Christian discipline to modern-day living" -- a proclamation that was on the face of it ambiguous. How was authentic renewal to be achieved? How should essential discipline be adjusted to modern culture?   John was a relentless optimist, inclined always to look for good in the world, disinclined to...
  • Angelo Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) and Priestly Celibacy

    06/11/2008 4:12:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 143+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | June 11, 2008 | Carl Olson
    Since his death on June 3, 1963, many biographies and studies of Pope John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli) have appeared. In the month of his death was the article of Roger Aubert, "Jean XXIII: Un 'pape de transition' qui marquera dans l'histoire". The same year, and revised in 1981, is Leone Algisi's John the Twenty-Third / Giovanni XXIII. In 1965 there appeared that of Edward Elton Young Hales, Pope John and His Revolution. In 1973 Pope John XXIII by Paul Johnson, and in 1979 Bernard R. Bonnot's Pope John XXIII: An Astute, Pastoral Leader. We are told the writer who had...
  • How Future Pope Helped Save Jews (Pope John XXIII)

    05/17/2007 5:56:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 610+ views
    Jewish Week ^ | 5-16-07 | Jay Bushinsky
    How Future Pope Helped Save Jews New book details efforts of Monsignor Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) during the Holocaust. Jay Bushinsky - Special To The Jewish Week Details of the combined efforts to rescue thousands of Jews during World War II by a representative of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and a Catholic cleric, who later became pope, have come to light through a recently published book. Professor Dina Porat of Tel Aviv University, a historian who has written extensively on the Holocaust, gained access to the private papers of Chaim Barlas, who together with Monsignor Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Pope...
  • The pope who turned anti-Semitism aside

    04/26/2005 9:26:19 AM PDT · by rockthecasbah · 130+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 7, 2005 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS A YOUNG boy in the 1930s, my father attended public school in Snina, a town in eastern Czechoslovakia. Twice a week, a Catholic priest would come in to teach the catechism, during which the few children who were Jewish would wait outside. As they left the classroom, my father recalls, the priest invariably made some insulting remark about the Jewish people. For Jews in the Europe of my father's youth, such Christian contempt was a fact of life. Its origins lay in the church's ancient claim that God had rejected the Jews when they rejected Jesus and that his...
  • Contribution to a Canonization

    12/14/2004 7:53:38 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 64 replies · 844+ views
    Tradition in Action | Marian T. Horvat
    It was very encouraging news to hear of plans for the beatification of Pope Pius IX, the Pontiff who declared the dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and papal infallibility, the Pope of the dogmatic Council Vatican I, which reaffirmed the teachings and traditions of the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church. The accompanying news of the beatification of Pope John XXIII, the Pope of the pastoral Council Vatican II, which worked a real revolution in the largest religious body in the world, rightfully raises concern and questions in the minds of a number of good Catholics. Let’s put aside the...
  • John Kerry's catechism of convenience: Hugh Hewitt wonders if bishops will give him a pass

    04/06/2004 11:01:04 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 363+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 7, 2004 | Hugh Hewitt
    If you know a Roman Catholic bishop or priest, please pass this along to him with a request for a response. If they don't mind, ask them to copy me on the response at John Kerry is the second most visible American right now, and the most visible self-identified Roman Catholic in the country. The most influential newspaper in the world, the New York Times, reported on Tuesday that Kerry had issued the equivalent of a new catechism for the Roman Catholic Church. Here are the key paragraphs: Mr. Kerry became combative when told that some conservatives were...
  • John "The Cup's Half Full" XXIII

    01/13/2004 8:20:32 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 8 replies · 368+ views
    John "The Cup's Half Full" XXIII Oh, the pontifical prophets of doom and gloom! Reading pre-conciliar encyclicals could lead one to believe that the Church has been led by a succession of papal pickle-pusses. Those serious, aware-of-the-existence-of-evil Popes simply weren't as fun and entertaining as those who go on world tours to offer paganized Rock and Roll Masses, and their style of dour warnings against Freemasonry, the machinations of usurers, the doings of "impious men," Communism, Nazism -- and in such dramatic, passionate language -- were, once upon a glorious time, par for the Encyclical course. From Pope Gregory XVI's...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-11-03, Optional, Blsd John XXIII, pope

    10/11/2003 8:44:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 95+ views American Bible ^ | 10-11-03 | New American Bible
    October 11, 2003Memorial of Blessed John XXIII, pope Psalm: Saturday 43 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IJl 4:12-21 Thus says the LORD:Let the nations bestir themselves and come upto the Valley of Jehoshaphat;For there will I sit in judgmentupon all the neighboring nations. Apply the sickle,for the harvest is ripe;Come and tread,for the wine press is full;The vats overflow,for great is their malice.Crowd upon crowdin the valley of decision;For near is the day of the LORDin the valley of decision.Sun and moon are darkened,and the stars withhold their brightness.The LORD roars from Zion,and from Jerusalem raises his voice;The heavens...
  • Author Kenneth Jones Provides Statistical Evidence of Post-Vatican II Decline in the Catholic Church

    08/12/2003 7:52:00 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 214 replies · 471+ views
    Catholic Citizens News Service ^ | 8/12/2003 | Karl Maurer
    Kenneth Jones’ statistic research work first appeared in Latin Mass magazine in the Nineties. As a CPA working in the investments industry at that time, I was already immersed in charts, graphs and financial reports comparing projections and actual results. I knew the decline in the Church had been precipitous since the Sixties, but in page after page of simple bar charts awful truth sank in. A picture says a thousand words, good or bad. It occurred to me then that the quantitative approach to the charting the decline since Vatican II would make a good book someday, and that...

    07/08/2002 8:35:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 193+ views
    RC ^ | July 2002 | self
    From the text of his holiness Pope John XXIII's address on the occasion of the opening of the 2nd Vatican Council. THE ORIGIN AND REASON FOR THE SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL As regards the initiative for the great event which gathers us here, it will suffice to repeat as historical documentation our personal account of the first sudden bringing up in our heart and lips of the simple words, "Ecumenical Council." We uttered those words in the presence of the Sacred College of Cardinals on that memorable January 25, 1959, the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, in the...