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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Pachamama as a monstrance: Guadalajara, Mexico

    07/01/2021 1:51:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 1, 2021 | Marco Tosatti
    [Catholic Caucus] The Pachamama as a monstrance: Guadalajara, MexicoIf I had read in a dystopian novel about the Neo-Church that instead of a monstrance they would use a pagan image, I would have thought, 'This author is exaggerating! Who would ever think of or do such a thing?'July 1, 2021 (Stilum Curiae) – Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, it is really true that truth is stranger than fiction. If I had read in a dystopian novel about the Neo-Church that instead of a monstrance they would use a pagan image, I would have thought, “This author is exaggerating!...
  • USCCB Meeting: Debate Erupts Over Allowing Unlimited Debate on Proposal to Draft Document on Eucharist

    06/17/2021 8:56:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 17, 2021 | Lauretta Brown
    USCCB Meeting: Debate Erupts Over Allowing Unlimited Debate on Proposal to Draft Document on EucharistThe controversy over the document, which intends to touch the issue of reception of Communion by Catholic politicians who promote legal abortion within a broader context of Eucharistic coherence, overtook this week’s USCCB spring assembly meeting almost as soon as it started.WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) spring general assembly got underway with some immediate controversy Wednesday as a vigorous debate arose over what is usually a routine vote to approve the meeting agenda. The meeting, held in a virtual format due...
  • Who are the bishops fighting for pro-abortion politicians? A closer look

    Who are the bishops fighting for pro-abortion politicians? A closer lookHere’s a closer look at the key players working to protect abortion promoters from accountability.June 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The U.S. bishops will vote this week on whether to begin to formally address giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians and other pro-abortion Catholics in America — but not without pushback.The vote comes as prelates across the country raise renewed concerns about “Eucharistic coherence” following the inauguration of dissident President Joe Biden, the self-stylized “second Catholic president” of the United States. The long-overdue move to address the scandal of churchgoers who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cordileone Won’t Do It For the Sake of "Unity"

    06/15/2021 11:41:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 15, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Cordileone Won’t Do It For the Sake of "Unity"CrisisMagazine.com editor Eric Sammons asked “conservative” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on May 21 why he doesn't deny Communion to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 81, a leading promotor of abortion who lives in his Archdiocese.Cordileone replied that after nine years at the helm of the Archdiocese he is “not at that point yet” because he is still in early stages of discerning what would be best for the Church in “preserving unity.”He argues that Pelosi has “done good” but admitted that this does not justify perpetrating very evil deeds. Asked...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishops press Gomez to halt Communion debate

    05/25/2021 3:23:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Pillar ^ | May 25, 2021 | The Pillar
    Bishops press Gomez to halt Communion debateA group of more than 60 bishops has written to Archbishop Jose Gomez this month, pressing for the U.S. bishops’ conference leadership to suspend discussion of the subject of Eucharistic coherence ahead of the USCCB’s June meeting, despite a recent letter from the Vatican’s doctrinal office counseling the bishops to continue discussing the matter. Discussion on the topic was scheduled in March through the ordinary USCCB procedure for setting meeting agendas.Archbishop Jose Gomez, Cardinal Base Cupich, Cardinal Wilton GregoryShareThe letter was signed by several U.S. cardinals, including Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, Cardinal Blase...
  • Catholics and Protestants Share Communion at German Ecumenical Convention

    05/17/2021 5:37:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    National Cathollic Register ^ | May 17, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    Catholics and Protestants Share Communion at German Ecumenical ConventionFrankfurt’s Cathedral of St. Bartholomew served as the site where Catholics and Protestants defied Church teaching against shared communion.FRANKFURT, Germany — Protestant and Catholic worshippers in Germany defied Church teaching on Sunday by taking part in each other’s celebration of the Lord’s Supper at an Ecumenical Convention in Frankfurt. In four services in the city, Catholics were invited to take part in an Evangelical Supper with Protestants and similarly invited to celebrate the Catholic Eucharist, with the decision to receive Holy Communion at Mass or bread at a Protestant service left...
  • Germany: Ecumenical Convention Uses Body of Christ as Toy for Act of Defiance

    05/16/2021 10:53:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 16, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Germany: Ecumenical Convention Uses Body of Christ as Toy for Act of DefianceAt the Ecumenical Convention in Frankfurt (May 15), it was up to "Catholics" and "Protestants" to help themselves either by taking Holy Communion or by eating bread at the Protestant Lord's Supper.The two presidents of the Convention made a start with a childish act of defiance. The President of the Central Committee of German Catholics, Thomas Sternberg, took part in the Protestant service and ate bread there. The Protestant President, Bettina Limperg, the president of the Federal Supreme Court in Karlsruhe, sacrilegiously took the Body of Christ at...
  • The Eucharistic Miracle of Avignon

    05/09/2021 10:01:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 7, 2021 | Mary Hansen
    The Eucharistic Miracle of Avignon“Of all the sacred mysteries bequeathed to us by Our Lord and Saviour—there is none more comparable to the most holy Sacrament of the Eucharist; so, for no crime is there a heavier punishment to be feared from God than for unholy or irreligious use by the faithful of that which is full of holiness—which contains the very author and source of holiness.” (The Roman Catechism) This belief in the Eucharist is a timeless understanding held by Catholics around the world. And yet we have Bishop Batzing, President of Germany’s Bishop’s Conference, saying in a recent...
  • Bishop McElroy defends pro-abortion pols

    05/08/2021 11:15:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | May 7, 2021 | California Catholic Daily
    Bishop McElroy defends pro-abortion polsSan Diego prelate uses racism as foilA California bishop defended President Joe Biden receiving Holy Eucharist, arguing that those who would deny pro-abortion politicians Communion are overlooking racism.Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego decried calls to deny Communion to abortion promoters in an essay at the Jesuit publication America on Wednesday. “The proposal to exclude pro-choice Catholic political leaders from the Eucharist is the wrong step,” McElroy wrote. “It will bring tremendously destructive consequences.”McElroy suggested denying Communion to all Catholic politicians who reject Church teaching on grave moral matters would exclude far too...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Cupich essentially turns the Blessed Sacrament into a magical amulet

    04/27/2021 1:42:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 27, 2021 | Joseph Shaw
    [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Cupich essentially turns the Blessed Sacrament into a magical amuletIt is difficult to believe that Cupich really thinks that communicants receive graces entirely irrespective of the state of their souls and their good dispositions.April 27, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Following an article in America by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, in which he reiterated the Church’s teaching on the importance of approaching Holy Communion with the right dispositions, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago wrote a curious admonition to Aquila (to which the archbishop then responded):I respectfully note that to claim that we can do anything to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] After mystical experience, priest announces Communion only on the tongue and kneeling

    04/26/2021 3:01:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 26, 2021 | John-Henry Westen
    [Catholic Caucus] After mystical experience, priest announces Communion only on the tongue and kneelingh2 class="art-title"?Fr. Fredy Leonardo Herrera Fuentes in Bogotá, Colombia, told parishioners that 'from this moment in our parish, it’s only going to be possible to receive Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling down.'April 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In February, a priest was caught on video having a mystical experience during Mass after which he went straight to the pulpit to announce that from that moment on, Holy Communion at that parish would only be given on the tongue and kneeling. The video, which has gone viral...
  • German bishops shedding “Catholic” identity to escape bias and retain “Kirche geld”

    04/23/2021 3:05:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    A Priest for Life ^ | April 23, 2021 | Father Kevin M Cusick
    German bishops shedding “Catholic” identity to escape bias and retain “Kirche geld” The two primary denominations in Germany, Catholic and Lutheran, derive their support by means of direct payment by taxpayers who designate where their church offerings go. This is known colloquially as “kirche geld.”German “Catholic” bishops don’t want to lose kirche geld as attendance falls and antipathy takes the place of apathy so they are now combining with Lutherans to shed anti-Catholic bias. They will accomplish this by giving away the Body of Christ for the new version of “thirty pieces of silver”. Lutherans and, in effect, anyone...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How To Behave: Bishop Schneider Tutors Washington Cardinal

    04/19/2021 11:37:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 19, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] How To Behave: Bishop Schneider Tutors Washington CardinalIt is evident that Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may not receive Communion because of their pro-death activism, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima on April 16 (video below).By giving them Communion, the Church implicitly approves their intention to murder innocent children, he explained. Schneider referred to Saint Ambrose who refused the Roman emperor Theodosius (+395) Communion twice. Once, after Theodosius took the side of Jews against Christians in Callinicum, the other time, after Theodosius allegedly killed 7.000 people in Thessaloniki.Schneider called Theodosius the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Body of Christ

    04/03/2021 5:48:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 1, 3021 | Rodney Pelletier
    The Body of ChristThe Holy Eucharist denied and misunderstoodThe doctrine of the Holy Eucharist — central to Catholic Church teaching — is either not known or outright denied by most Catholics today.According to a 2019 Pew Research poll, seven out of 10 U.S. Catholics don't believe that the Holy Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is despite the constant teaching of the Church going back to the times of the Apostles.And the Apostles heard it directly from the mouth of Our Lord Himself, Who in John 6:54–57 told His followers:Amen, amen I...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

    02/26/2021 7:58:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | February 26, 2021 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.From ChurchPop comes a video and article about a priest who, clearly reacting to some act(s) of irreverence in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, had enough of the sacrilege. There is a video of him literally weeping and then explaining in Spanish that from now on Communion would be distributed on the tongue, while kneeling.I have little doubt that this priest was immediately attacked by some parishioners who then probably complained to the chancery. I have little doubt that great pressure and even threats...
  • Battle Over Holy Communion

    02/12/2021 5:17:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 12, 2021 | William Mahoney
    The Rhine and the TiberA battle over Holy Communion is brewing between German bishops and the Vatican. In the latest exchange between the Holy See and a German ecumenical study group known by its acronym ÖAK, Cdl. Kurt Koch, the Holy See's chief ecumenist, doubled down in an open letter (Monday) to Tübingen professor Volker Leppin.Leppin had lamented what he called the cardinal's "brusque dismissal" of his ecumenical group's proposal for an intercommunion free-for-all. Leppin is the director of the Protestant section of ÖAK, which the Vatican, last September, blasted for proposing in a study of "reciprocal Eucharistic hospitality" between...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PopeWatch: Morally Confused

    02/09/2021 5:10:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    American Catholic ^ | February 9, 2021 | Donald R. McClarey
    [Catholic Caucus] PopeWatch: Morally Confused Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture gives us the latest example of the moral confusion of our Pope:Last week, in his own address to the tribunal judges of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis observed that a marital union “cannot be extinguished in its entirety with the declaration of nullity” when there are children involved. The Church—the tribunal—must be mindful of the welfare of those children.So far, so good. But now watch how the Pope illustrates his point:… how can one explain to children that—for example—their mother, abandoned by their father and often not willing to establish...
  • Francis Talks Up Communion for Adulterers

    02/01/2021 6:29:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 1, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Francis Talks Up Communion for AdulterersFurious Catholics on social media give pope lessons in catechesis ATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Faithful Catholics responded with fury after Pope Francis cited the hypothetical example of spiritually confused children to talk up Holy Communion for adulterous and cohabiting parents."How can one explain to children that their mother, abandoned by their father and not willing to establish another marriage bond, receives the Sunday Eucharist with them, while their father, cohabiting, cannot participate in the Eucharistic table?" Francis asked.Francis with the Roman Rota in the Clementine Hall Addressing the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota at...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: Children Would Love to See Their Run-Away Fathers Receiving Communion

    01/31/2021 9:55:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 30, 2021 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis: Children Would Love to See Their Run-Away Fathers Receiving CommunionFrancis believes that a “new sacramental union” following an annulled marriage will "certainly" be a "source of peace for the spouse."Talking in a chair to the notoriously corrupt Highest Court of the Vatican on January 29, he added that his Amoris Laetitia could be a useful "pastoral tool” if one of the spouses refuses to accept a declaration of nullity.He asked the manipulative question, “How can one explain to children that - for example - their mother, abandoned by their father and often not willing to establish another...
  • [Catholc Caucus] Catholic Dissenters and Holy Communion

    01/30/2021 6:52:08 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant | January 29, 2021 | Church Militant
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Dissenters and Holy CommunionAmerican prelates on different pagesThe archbishop of San Francisco speaks of poor catechesis on the Eucharist, while the archbishop of D.C. and other prelates disagree on admitting Joe Biden to Holy Communion.San Francisco archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Thursday discussed worthy reception of Holy Communion."We have a bigger problem, too, in that so many Catholics don't even understand the concept of worthiness to receive Communion — be in a state of grace. And before COVID, I often questioned how many people just nonchalantly go up to receive Communion when they're really not supposed to be."Cordileone...