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  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells nuns to spurn the Devil, don’t become ‘spinsters’

    10/24/2021 3:41:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Crux ^ | October 24, 2021 | Inés San Martín
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells nuns to spurn the Devil, don’t become ‘spinsters’ROME – Rarely one to spare his own clerical and religious circles criticism, history’s first Jesuit pope was at it again Friday, pointedly urging members of a women’s religious order – in popular parlance, nuns – to be wary of a “spiritual worldliness” sown by the Devil that could induce them to become “spinsters.”“Do not forget that the worst evil that can happen in the Church is spiritual worldliness,” Francis said on Friday, speaking off-the-cuff to a meeting of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals Respond to Traditiones Custodes by Consecrating Priests in Immemorial Mass of All Ages

    10/19/2021 9:12:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 18, 2021 | Giuseppe Nardi
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals Respond to Traditiones Custodes by Consecrating Priests in Immemorial Mass of All Ages Cardinal Müller ordained a monk from Le Barroux as a priest in the traditional rite.[katholisches] Two well-known cardinals have offered the priestly ordination in the Immemorial Mass of All Ages during these months. Cardinal George Pell consecrated two Benedictines from Nursia and Cardinal Gerhard Müller one Benedictine from Le Barroux. Both consecrations are a signal to want to defend the Rite and the communities associated with it against the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes. A new website also provides up-to-date information on the effects...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Athanasius Schneider Pontifical High Mass in Detroit

    10/19/2021 9:03:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Unam Sanctam Catholicam ^ | October 17, 2021 | Bonifave
    [Catholic Caucus] Athanasius Schneider Pontifical High Mass in Detroit There's no real theme to today's post, just some random smattering of thoughts I put together after returning from Detroit:Today the great Bishop Athanasius Schneider said Mass in Detroit as part of the Call to Holiness event put on by Assumption Grotto. If the name Assumption Grotto sounds familiar, this is the parish of traditional priest Fr. Eduard Perrone of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Some years ago Fr. Perrone was accused of sex abuse and suspended from ministry. Fr. Perrone fought back, however, and was successfully able to demonstrate that...
  • Swiss Guard calls Vatican vax mandate ‘scandalous, inhumane’ after being ousted over jab refusal

    10/18/2021 6:59:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 18, 2021 | Pierre Boralevi
    Swiss Guard calls Vatican vax mandate ‘scandalous, inhumane’ after being ousted over jab refusal'What we are experiencing has nothing human let alone Christian about it, and it is truly intolerable to see the holy Vatican City come to this point!'VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — A member of the Swiss Guard who lost his job after refusing an abortion-tainted COVID-19 injection penned an open letter to Vatican officials on October 8 slamming them over their anti-Catholic vaccine mandates. “How many of my dear colleagues have unfortunately succumbed to a medical treatment to which they did not give full consent, compelled by force,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] More Francis on "Traditionis custodes": To a new visiting group of French bishops, Francis says, "Yes, I did it thinking about the USA." (And additional important information.)

    09/24/2021 4:22:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2021 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] More Francis on "Traditionis custodes": To a new visiting group of French bishops, Francis says, "Yes, I did it thinking about the USA." (And additional important information.)To the first group of French bishops in the periodical "ad limina" visit to Rome, Francis said, "Basta!" -- enough.This morning, Francis met a new group of French Bishops, including the Archbishops of Paris, Abp. Michel Aupetit, and of Lyon, Abp. Olivier de Germay. Famille Chrétienne reveals the details:Several French bishops were received for a particularly long audience - two hours and twenty minutes - and were able to have a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Traditional Carmelites in Pennsylvania announce apostolic visitation

    09/23/2021 6:24:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 23, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Traditional Carmelites in Pennsylvania announce apostolic visitationThe traditional Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate had undergone a visitation early on in Pope Francis’ papacy — with very negative effects on the order. (LifeSiteNews) — The beautiful Carmelite monastery in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, with some 25 nuns dedicated to the traditional form of the Roman rite have received notice that an apostolic visitation will take place September 25–28. The Carmelites have sent out a press release (see full text below) and are asking for prayers and vigils, since such a visitation — which includes interviews of each sister and detailed scrutiny...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mexican archdiocese suppresses Traditional Latin Mass parish run by the FSSP

    09/23/2021 8:19:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Mexican archdiocese suppresses Traditional Latin Mass parish run by the FSSPIn a stunning move, the Archdiocese of Guadalajara has issued a decree suppressing a Traditional Latin Mass parish community run by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP).The decree also states that all priests who wish to continue to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese must accept “the validity and legitimacy of the liturgical reform” and “the dictates of the Second Vatican Council,” that they must be willing to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass, and that they must recognize that “the only expression of the lex...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Bishop Cancelled the Memorial Requiem for my Mother

    09/22/2021 11:28:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 21, 2021 | Victor Fuentes
    [Catholic Caucus] The Bishop Cancelled the Memorial Requiem for my MotherTo the average Penn State student, the fourth of September of 2018 was a day like any other. A Tuesday early in the semester, the weather in State College, Pennsylvania was perfect, and the buzz of a promising football season (coupled with a narrow victory the week before) permeated campus. It was around 2 o’clock in the afternoon when I received a call I had been dreading but, unfortunately, expecting.My mother had died.For the past four years, my mother, Cheryl, had battled stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Over the course...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novus Ordo Is the Sacrifice of Cain

    09/20/2021 3:23:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 20, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Novus Ordo Is the Sacrifice of CainWe can equate the Roman Rite with Abel who sacrifices the lamb whereas Cain is the Novus Ordo which offers to the Lord “the fruit of the earth and of man's labour,” Eck writes on Caminante-Wanderer.Blogspot.com (September 15).Abel’s lamb is a symbol for Christ, the God-Man, Cain’s “fruit of the earth and of man’s labour” (Novus Ordo offertory prayer) is a symbol for man. God looks favourably on Abel's sacrifice but not on Cain's.Francis sees the graces flowing from the Roman Rite while he doesn’t obtain the desired fruit from the Novus...
  • In Uncertain Times, House Chapels Proliferate

    09/20/2021 2:30:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    New Liturgical Movemnent ^ | September 20, 2021 | Peter A. Kwasniewski
    In Uncertain Times, House Chapels ProliferateIn Western history, house chapels are a phenomenon associated mostly with aristocrats who lived on large estates and could afford to employ a resident chaplain. In times of persecution, these chapels often became important places of refuge, since their remoteness, together with the status of the family owners, introduced a kind of safety buffer between the outside world and the services that took place within. This safety was not always enough, alas, to prevent priests from being surprised and captured by hostile state forces.While some house chapels of the aforementioned sort are still in existence...
  • Open Invitation to Sign Letter Against Traditionis Custodes

    09/18/2021 1:54:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 17, 2021 | Press Release
    A Letter to Catholics throughout the WorldDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,We have been deeply saddened to learn of Pope Francis’ decision to revoke the main provisions of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI on July 7, 2007. After decades of division and quarrels, Summorum Pontificum was a source of peace and reconciliation for all Catholics.Rome has violated Pope Benedict XVI’s solemn word in a brutal and rigid manner that is a far cry from the fraternal welcome that is nowadays so widely proclaimed.Pope Francis’ explicit intent, as expressed in the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes of...
  • Fr. Stravinskas Revisits Traditionis Custodes

    09/17/2021 7:25:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 19, 2021 | Fr. Peter Stravinskas
    Fr. Stravinskas Revisits Traditionis CustodesAs we approach the month’s mind marker of Traditionis Custodes, and with the benefit of literally hundreds of articles produced, including my own reflection here at CWR within 48 hours of the promulgation of the document, we are in a good position to see how we got where we did and where we might do well to head in the months going forward. Let’s consider the situation from several complementary angles.Pope FrancisCommentators across the spectrum have noted that the document is a potpourri of jumbled theology, canon law, history, sociology and psychology. This happens with great...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Men Must Be Changed by Sacred Things, and Not Sacred Things by Men”

    09/15/2021 8:01:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 15 2021 | Peter A. Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] “Men Must Be Changed by Sacred Things, and Not Sacred Things by Men”The title of this article is taken from the words uttered by Cardinal Egidio da Viterbo in 1512 during the inaugural oration of the Fifth Lateran Council: “Homines per sacra immutari fas est, non sacra per homines.” Against that backdrop, imagine the following conversation between two seminarians, both studying for their dioceses. They have discovered and fallen in love with the traditional Latin Mass and want to embrace its riches, but they disagree over how to go about doing so.Michael: It’s possible to bring tradition into...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lay Catholics on Latin Mass: ‘We will not let anyone deprive the faithful of this treasure’

    09/14/2021 5:32:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 14, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Lay Catholics on Latin Mass: ‘We will not let anyone deprive the faithful of this treasure’Lay Catholics from all over the world asked the Pope ‘to reverse his decision, by abrogating Traditionis Custodes and restoring full freedom to celebrate the Tridentine Mass, for the glory of God and the good of the faithful.’(LifeSiteNews) — An international group of lay scholars and Catholic organizations on Tuesday launched a website and published a list of prominent Catholics in support of a recent September 8 statement declaring they will not accept Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis Custodes which is essentially trying...
  • [Catholic Caucus] It Won't Go Away, Francis: Old Rite Catholics Kneel In Rain Beside Unused Church

    09/14/2021 5:11:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 14, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] It Won't Go Away, Francis: Old Rite Catholics Kneel In Rain Beside Unused ChurchThe journalist Paweł Milcarek published two pictures of Last Sunday's Roman Mass in Warsaw-Praga Diocese, Poland, which is headed by Bishop Romuald Kamiński, 66.The faithful are seen attending Mass in an overfilled tiny chapel, and therefore kneeling in the rain outside. A big church is a stone’s throw away and unused.Another Roman Mass chapel of the same diocese is located in an attic in Otwock where, despite open windows, the faithful have barely enough air to breathe.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis to Bishops of France in "Ad Limina" visit, regarding Traditionis Custodes: "They must accept Vatican II, and BASTA!"

    09/10/2021 4:39:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 10, 2021 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis to Bishops of France in "Ad Limina" visit, regarding Traditionis Custodes: "They must accept Vatican II, and BASTA!"Basta! - Enough!That was the tone of Francis to the bishops of France -- the first group to proceed to the periodical Ad Limina Visit to Rome met with him earlier today (it was the group of the bishops of the South of France and Eastern Catholics).French Catholic weekly Famille Chrétienne has a summary of the visit, including this paragraph on Traditionis custodes:Motu proprio: "It is necessary to establish a limit, and basta."Regarding the Motu proprio Traditionis custodes, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] For the record: highlights from an Interview by La Verità newspaper to Aldo Maria Valli re: the Pope’s illness, rumours of a conclave and the war against the Old Mass

    09/10/2021 6:35:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 6, 2021 | Aldo Maria Valli
    [Catholic Caucus] For the record: highlights from an Interview by La Verità newspaper to Aldo Maria Valli re: the Pope’s illness, rumours of a conclave and the war against the Old Mass The interview was conducted by Alessandro Rico and published in La Verità on September 6, 2021.Aldo Maria ValliAldo Maria Valli, historian and highly-esteemed Vatican expert for the RAI (Italian Radio and TV), runs the blog Duc in Altum from which he has been courageously criticizing the ambiguity and the confusion of Pope Francis’ papacy for years now. We ask his informed opinion on the recent rumours about...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Salami Tactics, Or: Killing Tradition One Slice At A Time.

    09/09/2021 2:29:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | September 9, 2021
    [Catholic Caucus] Salami Tactics, Or: Killing Tradition One Slice At A Time.The Germans call it Salami Tactics. This is the idea that, if you want to reach a certain objective but are afraid of a strong backlash, you should go about it one little slice at a time. No single act will be, in itself, such that it unchains the big confrontation. But in the end, you will have sliced the entire salami anyway. Famously, a guy who knew a thing or three about tyranny advocated exactly the same tactics – though he did not call it that way –...
  • [Catholic Caucus] American Archbishop Calls Traditionis Custodes “Overkill”

    09/09/2021 1:32:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 9, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] American Archbishop Calls Traditionis Custodes “Overkill”Traditionis Custodes and the way some bishops are choosing to implement it “with a scorched earth policy” is “nothing short of overkill,” retired Archbishop Thomas Gullickson writes on his UtMereamur.Blogspot.com (September 9).“Where is the solicitude for the least of the brethren, for God's little ones?” – he asks.On September 3, Gullickson compared Traditionis custodes “to a scythe or a winnowing fan, which will further bring to light that good seed, which like the proverbial mustard seed will come to fruition and shelter a new world in its branches."He added that the quiet demographic...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PARIS: Traditionis custodes … good news and bad news

    09/08/2021 6:00:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | September 8, 2021 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] PARIS: Traditionis custodes … good news and bad newsThe Archbishop of Paris, Most Rev. Michel Aupetit, issued a letter to priests of that venerable see about Traditionis custodes.Good news and bad news.The good news is that the TLM will continue at Ste Odile (17e), Ste Jeanne de Chantal (16e), St Eugène-Ste Cécile (9e), St Roch (1er), and ND du Lys (15e). However, Aupetit suppressed TLMs at Notre-Dame-du-Travail (14e – South Paris). What a lovely birthday gift for Our Lady.Also suppressed, Saint-Georges-de-la-Villette (19e – East Paris), both in poorer areas. I am told that the miffed reaction was, “No...