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  • [Catholic Caucus] Unhinged Miscreants Desecrated the Body of Cardinal Pell

    07/07/2024 5:25:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 6, 2024 | Kathy Clubb
    [Catholic Caucus] Unhinged Miscreants Desecrated the Body of Cardinal PellIt was appalling to learn that a person or persons unknown desecrated the body of Cardinal George Pell before it was returned to Australia. We are told that this happened after the autopsy, that his body was inadequately embalmed, that he was left undressed and that his nose had been broken. This indicates a level of vindictiveness that is hard to fathom, and shows how little regard the perpetrators had for Pell’s family: the ones most affected by this sad event. One can only wonder at the motive: a true Christian...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis' Obsession with Vestments Continues

    01/01/2024 4:22:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 31, 2023 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis' Obsession with Vestments ContinuesFashion style is a recurring obsession in Francis' "Magisterium", for example when he repeatedly tells priests and seminarians what to wear and what not to wear.This obsession has reached a new level. A year after the death of Benedict XVI, the supreme commander of Santa Marta ordered his master of ceremonies and the staff of the sacristy of St Peter's to remove the coat of arms of Benedict XVI from a set of chasubles in four of the five liturgical colours, writes SilereNonPossum.com (31 December).The coat of arms will be replaced by the tiara...
  • Archbishop Gänswein says he cannot explain mystery of Pope Benedict's abdication

    02/25/2023 11:32:35 AM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 3 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 25/02/2023 | CG
    After the interview book by Archbishop Georg Gänswein with Saverio Gaeta, which the Mondadori publishing house began to aggressively market immediately after the death of Pope Benedict XVI, a new book on the late pontiff has now been published in Italy by Orazio La Rocca at San Paolo Edizioni. It is entitled "Ratzinger. La Scelta. Non sono scappato' - I dieci anni di Benedetto XVI da Papa emerito" ("Ratzinger. The Decision. 'I have not fled' - The ten years of Benedict XVI as Pope Emeritus"). Gänswein wrote the author a preface to it last September 2022, which we publish here...
  • ‘Gay clubs’ run in seminaries, says Pope Benedict in posthumous attack on Francis: New book by the late pontiff makes extraordinary claims about the Catholic Church under his progressive successor

    01/23/2023 8:22:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/23/2023 | Nick Squires
    Gay “clubs” operate openly in Catholic seminaries, the institutions that prepare men for the priesthood, the late Pope Benedict XVI has claimed in a posthumously published book scathing of Pope Francis’s progressive agenda. In a blistering attack on the state of the Catholic Church under his successor’s papacy, Benedict, who died on Dec 31 at the age of 95, said that the vocational training of the next generation of priests is on the verge of “collapse”. He claimed that some bishops allow trainee priests to watch pornographic films as an outlet for their sexual urges. Benedict gave instructions that the...
  • A Timeline of Pope Benedict XVI’s Extraordinary Life

    12/31/2022 5:34:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 12/31/22 | Courtney Mares
    Here is a look back at the key dates and events in the life of Pope Benedict XVI:1927 — Joseph Ratzinger is born on Holy Saturday, April 16, in the Bavarian town of Marktl am Inn, Germany, and is baptized on that same day. 1936 — Ratzinger makes his first Communion in the parish church of the Assumption of Our Lady on March 15. 1937 — Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber administers the sacrament of confirmation to 10-year-old Joseph Ratzinger on June 9 in the Traunstein, Germany, parish church of St. Oswald. 1939 — At age 12, Ratzinger enters a minor...
  • Pope Francis Meets with Benedict XVI’s Longtime Secretary, Archbishop Gänswein

    01/09/2023 6:09:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 9, 2023 | Jonathan Liedl
    Pope Francis Meets with Benedict XVI’s Longtime Secretary, Archbishop GänsweinArchbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime personal secretary of the late Pope Benedict XVI, met with Pope Francis this morning, according to the Vatican’s daily press briefing.The German prelate’s meeting with the Holy Father comes only four days after Benedict XVI was laid to rest in the crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday, Jan. 5. It also took place shortly before the public release of Archbishop Gänswein’s forthcoming book detailing his nearly 20 years of service to Benedict XVI. According to a preview of the text published by Reuters, the...
  • The Funeral Rites of Benedict XVI and the Many Petty Gestures of Francis

    01/08/2023 10:55:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 5, 2023 | Caminante Wanderer (Argentinia)
    The Funeral Rites of Benedict XVI and the Many Petty Gestures of FrancisFrancis’ Petty Heart Mediocre people surround themselves with ones even more mediocre than themselves in order to be able to manage them as they please and conceal their own mediocrity. This is what Bergoglio did as soon as he took over the papal throne. And it has been demonstrated for the umpteenth time with the death of Pope Benedict XVI. I summarize here some of the events of the last few days, mostly anecdotal, but which reveal the mean and petty soul of Pope Francis. Some are public;...
  • The betrayal of Pope Benedict by Pope Francis

    01/08/2023 1:10:30 PM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 4 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 8/02/2023 | CG
    We had the opportunity to read some previews of Mgr Georg Gänswein's book 'Nothing but the truth. My life at the side of Benedict XVI" coming out now from PIEMME Press. Basically it reconfirms what was anticipated in the interviews that have come out in recent days. To be read in full!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Homily of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in morte Papæ Benedicti XVI

    01/07/2023 5:31:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 6, 2023 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Homily of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in morte Papæ Benedicti XVIABSOLVE, DOMINEDies iræ, dies illa, dies tribulationis et angustiæ, dies calamitatis et miseriæ, dies tenebrarum et caliginis, dies nebulæ et turbinis, dies tubæ et clangoris super civitates munitas et super angulos excelsos. - Zeph 1: 15-16Bitter is the day of the Lord! Even a brave man shouts it. A day of wrath is that day, a day of tribulation and anguish, a day of calamity and misery, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of cloud and whirlwind, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the...
  • Vatican Tells White House They Don't Want Biden at Pope Benedict's Funeral

    01/04/2023 6:38:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/04/2023 | Nick Arama
    As we reported, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died on Dec. 31.Normally, for the death of such a world leader, you would have the President in attendance at the funeral. So reporters asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre if Joe Biden would be going. The answer was more than a little embarrassing for the White House.Joe Biden will not attend Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral, per request of the Vatican. pic.twitter.com/Q7VcYEhnei— Kevin McMahon (@Kevin__McMahon) January 3, 2023Jean-Pierre mispronounced “Emeritus,” making it sound like an infection. Someone has to help her with how to pronounce what it is she’s trying to say,...
  • Pope Benedict Asked Biden Not to Attend His Funeral (sensational headline...maybe)

    01/04/2023 12:45:59 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 4, 2023 | Solange Reyner
    Pope Emeritus Benedict VXI (sic), who died last Saturday at 95, and the Vatican requested that President Joe Biden not attend Benedict's funeral, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday. Benedict made the request prior to his death. The U.S. will send Joe Donnelly, ambassador of the Holy See, "in line with the wishes of the late Pope and the Vatican. This is what their requests were. This is what their wishes were," Jean-Pierre said when asked if Biden would attend the funeral, which is being held Thursday in St. Peter's Square. 'Well why do you think? You tell...
  • Amid The Ruin Of Modernity, Pope Benedict XVI Championed A Restoration Of Reason And Faith

    01/02/2023 3:09:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 02, 2023 | JOHN DANIEL DAVIDSON
    Upon hearing the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s death on Saturday morning, I immediately thought of a long road trip I took with my wife 10 years ago, from Alaska to Texas, and a lonely stretch of highway in central Wyoming where, trapped in a car with nothing else to do, I listened to hours and hours of interviews conducted in the ’90s with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the man destined to become Pope Benedict XVI.I didn’t know it at the time, but those interviews planted seeds that would take years to bear fruit, which they did in 2018 when my...
  • Pope Benedict: "Novus Ordo Does NOT Correspond To Vatican II"

    12/31/2022 6:18:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 31, 2022 | Gloria TV
    Pope Benedict: "Novus Ordo Does NOT Correspond To Vatican II"Below are some quotes of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI on Vatican II and the liturgy."I can say with certainty, based on my knowledge of the conciliar debates and my repeated reading of the speeches made by the Council Fathers, that [the new Missal] does not correspond to the intentions of the Second Vatican Council." - Father Joseph Ratzinger, 1976 (Letter to Wolfgang Waldstein)."In part it is simply a fact that the Council was pushed aside. It had said that the language of the Latin Rite was to remain Latin, although suitable scope...
  • Babba Wawa. Benedict. Who will be the 3rd to pass before the week is out?

    12/31/2022 10:42:32 AM PST · by Michigan Bowhunter · 68 replies
    Self | 12/31/2022 | Self
    Who will complete the trilogy? 1. Barbara Walter's 2. Pope Benedict (GODS Rottweiler) 3. ???
  • Fondly remembering Pope Benedict XVI: Long before he became pope, Cardinal Ratzinger was an intellectual lodestar to lots of kids

    12/31/2022 10:29:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2022 | Monica Showalter
    Pope Emeritus Benedict XIV, who died today at the age of 95, is remembered in the press for ... well, resigning, being the first German pope in centuries, and overseeing the rectification of some of the worst Church sexual abuse scandals, which doesn't say much about him. For those who look a little closer, he is known for for opening up for Catholics the traditional style of the Latin Catholic mass, known as the Tridentine mass, which has brought in many converts. And of course, he was known for opposing the radical leftist ideas such as liberation theology running rampant...
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dead at 95, Vatican says

    12/31/2022 7:43:15 AM PST · by G Larry · 15 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12-31-22 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi , Elizabeth Pritchett
    The Vatican announced Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away Saturday morning at 9:34 a.m. He was 95 years old. He is most immediately remembered outside the Catholic Church for his surprise resignation — the first papal abdication since 1415 — and subsequent life as the world’s first "pope emeritus" in centuries. Benedict was born Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in Bavaria. He came of age in Germany after World War I at the same time the Nazi regime was growing in power.
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dies at age 95

    12/31/2022 2:18:51 AM PST · by Syncro · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2022 | By Timothy H.J. Nerozzi , Elizabeth Pritchett
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  • Pope Emeritus Benedict is 'very sick,' Pope Francis reveals

    12/28/2022 3:53:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MSN via Fox News ^ | 12/28/2022 | Timothy Nerozzi
    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is suffering from ill health, Pope Francis announced Wednesday as he finished his weekly general audience. “I would like to ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in silence, is sustaining the Church," Pope Francis told attendees. He added, "Let us remember him. He is very sick, asking the Lord to console and sustain him in this witness of love for the Church, until the end." The Holy See Press Office later confirmed the pontiff's announcement and said Benedict has taken a turn for the worse medically, according to the...
  • Two Worlds - Two Cultures

    08/19/2011 7:16:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 8/19/11 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I am sure this will be happening in Madrid as it did in London. Richard Dawkins brought at least one laspsed Catholic back to the Church during the Papal visit to the UK. She saw the the anti-Pope snarling mob led by Dawkins and Tatchel, with their plastic devil horns and inflated condoms, sex "toys" and angry faces and she saw the sheer joy of those cheering the Pope and the banners carried by the enthusiastic youth. She said it wasn't about arguments, it was about faces. Dawkins & co. glaring and hopeless, those who were there cheering the Pope...
  • BREAKING: Pope Francis praises heretical LGBT group condemned under John Paul II

    12/09/2021 1:48:44 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 19 replies
    New Ways Ministry, a far-left, dissident LGBT group, has leaked to the press two letters written to them by Pope Francis. In the letters, Francis thanks the organization for their 'neighborly work' and praises its dissident founder, Sr. Jeannine Gramick, as a "valiant woman." New Ways Ministry was officially barred from calling itself a Catholic ministry and from working with homosexuals in 1999 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was serving as the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. ...