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  • [Catholic Caucus] Italy faces catastrophic collapse of Catholic faith as Mass attendance falls to 10% or below

    05/25/2024 3:20:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    LIfeSite News ^ | April 15, 2024 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Italy faces catastrophic collapse of Catholic faith as Mass attendance falls to 10% or belowThe steady, even accelerating, decline in the practice of the Catholic faith among Italians is detailed in a new study published by Professor Luca Diotallevi of the University of Rome.Traditionally Catholic Italy is facing a catastrophic collapse of the faith as Mass attendance falls precipitously to 10 percent of the population and even less in some areas. The steady, even accelerating, decline in the practice of the Catholic faith among Italians is detailed in a new study published by Professor Luca Diotallevi of the...
  • Catholic Faith: The End of the Italian Privilege

    04/10/2024 12:58:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    European Conservative ^ | April 7, 2024 | Hélène de Lauzun
    Catholic Faith: The End of the Italian PrivilegeAlthough the title of ‘eldest daughter of the Church’ belongs to France, the beautiful land of Italy has always had a privileged relationship with the Catholic Church. It has produced more than 200 popes, and Rome’s central position on the peninsula and in the Catholic world has ensured that it has played a leading role for centuries. For the Italians, this supposedly universal Catholic Church was above all ‘their’ Church. But this privilege is being eroded, and the decline in practice, observed throughout the old world, is happening in places where it was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Clash of the Catechisms: Part I

    12/16/2023 9:56:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 15, 2023 | Aaron Seng
    [Catholic Caucus] Clash of the Catechisms: Part IAuthor’s Note: This series endeavors to correct the historical record and encourage Catholic parents and educators with a sure sign of hope for the future. Part I demonstrates the public rupture in the catechetical manuscript tradition over the past sixty years, while Part II offers a critical review of the new catechism Credo within this same manuscript tradition.In light of the Vatican’s summons to “new categories and new languages” in catechesis[1] and its formal adoption of the terms “transgender person” and “homosexual person,” one may reasonably expect another update to the Catechism of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] El Tucho: Puppet from Hell

    11/05/2023 3:09:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Christian Order ^ | August-September 2023 | The Editor
    [Catholic Caucus] El Tucho: Puppet from HellBefore Christ’s second coming.... The persecution [of the Church] will unveil the “mystery of iniquity”in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth.- Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 675-676 "To achieve world government, it is necessaryto remove from the minds of men,... religious dogmas.- BROCK CHISHOLM, First Director General of the WHO On 1 July, Francis announced that 60-year-old Archbishop Víctor "Tucho" Fernández of La Plata, the notorious "kissing expert" and key contributor to heretical gems like Amoris Laetitia...
  • Schismality

    11/05/2023 1:43:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Christian Order ^ | February 2023 | The Editor
    Schismality And if a house be divided against itself,that house cannot stand. - Mk 3: 24-25"It is not to be excluded that I will enter historyas the one who split the Catholic Church.” If Der Spiegel had attributed the sinister quote above to any pope other than the present one we would have laughed it off as far and away the most ludicrous hatchet job ever perpetrated by the corporate media against the Church and the papacy. Alas, in its 23 December 2016 edition the renowned German magazine alleged that the boast was made to a small group of his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Aguer: Post-Vatican II era has replaced childlike spirituality with childishness

    10/17/2023 3:40:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2023 | Archbishop Héctor Aguer
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Aguer: Post-Vatican II era has replaced childlike spirituality with childishnessIn general, it would have to be said that the post-conciliar pastoral proposals for children's pastoral care are fruitless and useless, if compared to the common tradition expressed univocally in the most diverse sectors of society.The history of spirituality records a mode of relationship with God known as spiritual childhood. The modern expression of this spirituality is found in the writings of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. In the patristic age, and in the Middle Ages, traces of this consideration can be found, which presents the Christian...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Barcelona: One New Seminarian

    09/07/2023 9:49:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 6, 2023 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Barcelona: One New SeminarianThe seminary of Barcelona Archdiocese (2M Catholics, 300 priests) will have a single admission for the coming academic year. Simultaneously, Francis is waging a war against the "conservative" party of the Novus Ordo Church (e.g. Opus Dei), which has provided the archdiocese with many seminarians. GerminansGerminavit.Blogspot (September 5) compares Monsignor Salvador Bacardit, 71, the rector of the seminary, to a chameleon who one day appears in shorts at a conference of anti-Catholic priests and the next day is seen in clericals surrounded by his seminarians but credits him with good manners and a conciliatory character...
  • The So-Called “New Pentecost” vs. True Renewal

    05/28/2023 5:40:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | May 27, 2023 | Kennedy Hall
    The So-Called “New Pentecost” vs. True Renewalhis article first appeared in the May 2021 Print Edition of Catholic Family News (click HERE to subscribe; current subscribers can access the E-Edition HERE).Pentecost: The Coming of the Holy Ghost“And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all...
  • Cardinals Roche and Cantalamessa: The Mass of Paul VI Corresponds to a New Theology

    04/10/2023 8:37:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 11, 2023 | José Antonio Ureta
    Cardinals Roche and Cantalamessa: The Mass of Paul VI Corresponds to a New Theology Cardinals Roche and Cantalamessa: The Mass of Paul VI Corresponds to a New TheologyGuest article by José Antonio UretaCardinals Arthur Roche and Raniero Cantalamessa indirectly acknowledged (perhaps unintentionally) what critics of Paul VI’s Novus Ordo Missae have said for over fifty years: the new rite corresponds to a new theology that “represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session XXII of the Council of Trent.”[1]On March 19, 2023, when...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] A Dangerous Relator in Mischief

    04/01/2023 6:16:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 1, 2023 | David L. Vise
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] A Dangerous Relator in MischiefIn March 28, 2023, the National Catholic Reporter published an article entitled “Top synod cardinal says church could one day revisit ban on ordaining women”. In it they inform us of a “newly named top adviser to Pope Francis and leading organizer of the Vatican's ongoing synod process [who] believes that it might one day be possible to revisit Pope John Paul II's prohibition on the ordination of women to the priesthood.” This Cardinal is no less than Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich who announced in the interview “that the church's language of describing LGBT...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Innumerable miracles”, reduced to none: Saint Nicholas in the Traditional and Modern Roman Missals

    12/06/2022 4:06:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 6, 2022 | Matthew Hazell
    [Catholic Caucus] “Innumerable miracles”, reduced to none: Saint Nicholas in the Traditional and Modern Roman Missals Today is the feast day of Saint Nicholas, and his collect in the traditional Roman Missal alludes to his Greek title of "wonderworker", and the "innumerable miracles" he worked during his life: Deus, qui beátum Nicoláum Pontíficem,innúmeris decorásti miráculis:tríbue, quǽsumus;ut eius méritis et précibusa gehénnæ incéndiis liberémur. (CO 1463)O God, who made the holy Bishop Nicholasrenowned for innumerable miracles,grant, we beseech you,that by his merits and prayerswe may be saved from the fires of hell.The Corpus orationum (CO) tells us that this collect—along with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] In the Church Basement, Hiding from Mass

    12/04/2022 6:07:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 17, 2022 | Dan Millette
    In the Church Basement, Hiding from MassAbove: an official promotional graphic of the Vatican’s Synod on Synodality (posted at their Facebook page here).On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.-CIC, can. 1247.It is Saturday evening, and I am trying to endure another “Sunday” Mass in my hometown. A snowstorm, as well as the sheer cost of hotels and driving, has forced our family to stay at home this weekend, away from our usual Sunday Mass out of town.The church building seems to shake from the wind and snow hammering its side....
  • Archbishop Viganò Critiques Benedict XVI’s Theology, Decries “Permanent Revolution” of Vatican II

    11/22/2022 10:30:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | November 10, 2022 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Archbishop Viganò Critiques Benedict XVI’s Theology, Decries “Permanent Revolution” of Vatican II PDF ButtonDE HOC MUNDOThe “Secularization” of Authorityas a Premise for Religious Freedom and Ecumenical DialogueTheorized by Vatican IIRegnum meum non est de hoc mundo.Jn 18:36I. IntroductionThe wound inflicted by the Second Vatican Council on the ecclesial body and — consequently — on the entire social body is anything but healed after sixty years, and indeed continues to become gangrenous with very serious damage before the eyes of all. The enthusiastic and self-congratulatory tones with which the Bergoglian Sanhedrin praises the Council cannot cancel the ruin it has brought...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò Blasts “Total Self-Referentiality of the ‘Conciliar Church'” in Response to Papal Homily

    11/21/2022 7:39:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 28, 2022 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò Blasts “Total Self-Referentiality of the ‘Conciliar Church'” in Response to Papal HomilyEditor’s Note: In his latest written intervention (full text below), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò responds to Pope Francis’ homily in honor of the 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, during which the Pope stated: “Let us return to the Council and move beyond ourselves, resisting the temptation to self-absorption [Italian, autoreferenzialità; Spanish, autorreferencialidad], which is a way of being worldly.”In response, Archbishop Viganò identifies and denounces “the total self-referentiality of the ‘conciliar Church,’ that is, of that subversive organization born almost imperceptibly from...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Dignitatis Humanae Mean Anything?

    02/25/2022 10:45:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 22, 2022 | John Andra
    [Catholic Caucus] Does Dignitatis Humanae Mean Anything? The documents of the Second Vatican Council are sometimes characterized as ambiguous. This suggests, of course, that the documents have more than one plausible meaning. There is a worse possibility, however. At least when it comes to Dignitatis humanae, a Council document might have no meaning at all.The idea is shocking, but solely as a matter of logic, it is not impossible. Consider, for example, a document which says both "A" and "not A." The document is ambiguous only if the passages are read in isolation: the document might mean "A," and...
  • A Young Irishman Smiles at Traditionis Custodes

    01/13/2022 5:09:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 13, 2022 | Seán Dartraighe
    A Young Irishman Smiles at Traditionis CustodesI popped into my parish church today. I haven’t been there in quite some time; nearly a decade in fact.The church has a specific meaning to me; it’s where my family are buried, it’s where I was baptized and received the sacraments. Above the door stands a stone commemorating my great, great, great grandfather who, in 1818 paid for its construction; the first church where we could worship after the two centuries-long persecution of the Reformation.Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowFamily tradition says that he was awarded the honour of ringing the Angelus bell for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Babylonian Captivity of the Church

    11/08/2021 6:50:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 8, 2021 | Jason Morgan
    [Catholic Caucus] The Babylonian Captivity of the ChurchWe have all heard horror stories about priests who defy these basic and simple canons. Some priests, apparently, have attempted to confect “cakes and cookies”. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II released, in 2004, Redemptionis Sacramentum to counter the widespread abuse of the liturgy, including the introduction of matter entirely improper to confecting the Holy Eucharist. We have witnessed the extraordinary sight of the Supreme Legislator of the Catholic Church, the Pope himself, meeting with, and appearing to sanction in their sinfulness, American politicians who have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] An Unwanted “Gift” from Cardinal Cupich

    11/03/2021 2:57:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 3, 2021 | Matthew Hazell
    [Catholic Caucus] An Unwanted “Gift” from Cardinal Cupich The blog PrayTell has recently published an article from Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, in which His Eminence makes some rather strange and bizarre claims in order to justify what he sees as the "The Gift of Traditionis Custodes". Firstly, the Cardinal makes the following rather odd analogy:In 1983, Pope John Paul II reformed the Code of Canon Law of 1917, in order to insure that Church Law conformed to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Likewise, the saintly pope in 1993 [sic] reformed the Catechism of the Catholic...
  • Priest Presides Over Novus Ordo Rubber Boat Eucharist

    10/22/2021 7:37:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 21, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Priest Presides Over Novus Ordo Rubber Boat EucharistFather Josef Reisenhofer of Hartberg parish, Graz Diocese, Austria, presided a July 11 Eucharist at the shore of lake Greinbach. For the sermon, he rowed onto the lake in a bright yellow rubber boat.The songs played were banal and profane, and the liturgical texts free-style. At the alleged consecration, Reisenhofer said “Take and drink from it, all of you, this is the cup of love, my blood poured out for you, for all, for reconciliation and peace. Celebrate again and again, so that you do not forget my love.”The Eucharist was broadcast by...
  • 'The Council and The Eclipse of God' by Don Pietro Leone - PART XVI - 'The Right to Propagate Error'

    10/15/2021 1:54:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 14, 2021 | Don Pietro Leone
    'The Council and The Eclipse of God' by Don Pietro Leone - PART XVI - 'The Right to Propagate Error' In this installment, Don Pietro focuses further on the origins of the concept of ‘Religious Liberty’ which has wormed its way into the Church and minds and hearts of countless Catholics, contradicting centuries of Church teaching. We shall see in more detail how this notion of religious liberty reflects the concepts of the American Constitution and the French Revolution’s ‘Declaration on the Rights of Man’, emanating from the Freemasonic ideals and philosophy of the likes of Jean-Jacque Rousseau, an...