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  • [Catholic Caucus] Traditionis Inimicos

    02/25/2024 3:02:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Christian Order ^ | August-September 2021 | The Editor
    [Catholic Caucus] Traditionis InimicosTraditionis InimicosTHE EDITORCan we not see here the utter breakdown of the hyper-papalism that makes the pope a mortal god, a divine oracle, who gets to rewrite liturgy, theology, morals, and even the record of history in pursuit of ideology? - Peter Kwasniewski Only twice before have I contrived an editorial title in my dilettantish Latin, both of which concerned the liturgy. The first was the October 2010 sub-title: "Weapon of Mass Destruction: Missa bugniniensis delenda est"(Buginini’s Mass must be destroyed). Those were the days when the Novus Ordo had a monopoly on the WMD moniker —...
  • The Heresies against the Holy Bible

    02/25/2024 2:19:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 23, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    The Heresies against the Holy Bible "The Four Evangelists" by Artus WolffortEverything is presented as if the Church only begins with the Second Vatican Council. Until then – we are told – the Bible had been marginal, excluded from the “center” of the lives of Catholics. In a recent tweet, Father Thomas Crean O.P. described one of the most serious heresies, which, in my opinion, lies at the root of the current crisis:“One of the most dangerous heresies around today is that we can distinguish in Scripture between a perennial substance that is from God and another part that is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mass of the Ages Episode III Premier

    02/25/2024 2:02:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 23, 2024 | Jacob Tate
    [Catholic Caucus] Mass of the Ages Episode III PremierEditor’s note: OnePeterFive contributing editors and writers Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Dr. Mike Sirilla, Mark Nowakowski and myself will be present at the Chicago premier in a few weeks. We look forward to meeting OnePeterFive readers in person! -TSFWe are excited to announce that the third and final installment of the Latin Mass trilogy Mass of the Ages: Guardians of Tradition will premiere on March 9th at the historic Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.It will also screen in a few other cities and be available for free on...
  • Living in a Worthy Manner - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    02/25/2024 4:07:13 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    "So that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects" (Col. 1:10). Your manner of life should be consistent with Christ’s. In Colossians 1:9 Paul speaks of being controlled by the knowledge of God's will. In verse 10 he speaks of walking in a manner worthy of the Lord. There is a direct cause-and-effect relationship between those verses. When you are controlled by the knowledge of God's will, you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. The Greek word translated "walk" means "to order one's behavior." It's a common New...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sacred Page: Premonition of Calvary: The Readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

    02/24/2024 9:47:56 AM PST · by fidelis · 2 replies
    The Sacred Page Blog ^ | March 03, 2012 | Dr. John Bergsma
    One week into our Lenten journey, the Readings for this weekend’s Masses focus on passages that look ahead or anticipate Christ’s self-sacrifice on Calvary, which awaits us, as it were, in the “liturgical future,” on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. 1. The First Reading is one of the most pivotal texts in the Old Testament, the “Calvary” of the old covenant era. This is what the Jewish tradition calls the Aqedah, the “binding” of Isaac. The story is familiar to most: God commands Abraham to take Isaac to a certain mountain and sacrifice him there. Abraham obeys, but before Isaac...
  • Understanding God's Will - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    02/24/2024 4:49:33 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    SEARCH Grace to You Devotionals Grace Community Church Live Stream GTY Devotionals February 24 Understanding God's Will A + A - RESET "We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Col. 1:9). Godly living results from being controlled by the principles of God’s Word. Paul's prayer for the Philippians (Phil. 1:9-11) is closely paralleled by his prayer for the Colossians (Col. 1:9-12). Both epistles were written from the same Roman prison at about the same time in Paul's life. Both...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Surveying the Passages From St. Matthew’s Gospel That Francis Routinely Contradicts

    02/23/2024 6:10:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 21, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] Surveying the Passages From St. Matthew’s Gospel That Francis Routinely ContradictsWith the recent widespread criticism of the document authorizing the blessing of same-sex unions, Fiducia Supplicans, we can see hints that Francis and his collaborators may have entered new territory in their assaults against Catholic Truth. And yet, as most Traditional Catholics understand all too well, Fiducia Supplicans is simply one of Francis’s countless intolerable offenses against the Faith. To better appreciate these offenses, we can consider some of the numerous ways in which Francis routinely contradicts the teachings we find in St. Matthew’s Gospel. We could of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Former papal confidant says prelates who ‘criticize’ Pope Francis are a threat to Church ‘unity’

    02/23/2024 5:55:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 23, 2023 | MIchael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Former papal confidant says prelates who ‘criticize’ Pope Francis are a threat to Church ‘unity’Abp. Bruno Forte accused bishops who publicly oppose Pope Francis of usurping papal authority, lacking the Pope's supposed comprehensive perspective, and risking Church unity.A prominent Italian prelate has hit back at fellow bishops who “publicly criticize” Pope Francis, saying that they are “wrong” to do so, since they break the “unity of the Church.” In an interview published February 22 by Religion Digital, Archbishop Bruno Forte of the Archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto in eastern Italy issued a strong critique of what the interviewer described as...
  • Realizing Our Ultimate Priority - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    02/23/2024 4:12:39 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    "To the glory and praise of God" (Phil. 1:11). To glorify God is to reflect His character in your words and deeds. Paul's prayer in Philippians 1:9-11 closes with a reminder that love, excellence, integrity, and righteousness bring glory and praise to God. God's glory is a recurring theme in Paul's writings, and rightly so because that is the Christian's highest priority. But what is God's glory and what does it mean to bring Him glory? After all, He is infinitely glorious in nature, so we can't add anything to Him. His glory is never diminished, so it doesn't have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Hollerich voices support for blessings of same-sex ‘couples,’ questions priestly celibacy

    02/22/2024 8:22:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 22, 2024 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Hollerich voices support for blessings of same-sex ‘couples,’ questions priestly celibacy'I am absolutely on the same line as the Pope' on blessing same-sex 'couples,' Cdl. Jean-Claude Hollerich said, adding, 'Why only care about below-the-belt morality?'Papal confidant Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, has voiced his support for the heterodox blessing of same-sex “couples” proposed by the Vatican’s December Declaration Fiducia Supplicans. In an interview with L’essentiel, Hollerich was asked about the mounting criticisms Pope Franics is facing for his approval of such blessings from bishops and bishops’ conferences – an approval he has doubled down on in...
  • The Church and Freemasonry: the Secret February 16 Meeting in Milan -- by Roberto de Mattei

    02/22/2024 7:53:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 194 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 22, 2024 | Roberto de Mattei
    The Church and Freemasonry: the Secret February 16 Meeting in Milan -- by Roberto de Mattei On Feb. 16, 2024, representatives of the main Italian Masonic lodges and a number of influential Catholic prelates gathered in Milan for a day of study. The seminar, sponsored at the Ambrosianum Foundation by the Gris (Group for Socio-Religious Research and Information), was attended by the three Grand Masters of Italian Freemasonry: Stefano Bisi for the Grand Orient of Italy (GOI), Luciano Romoli for the Grand Lodge of Italy of the ALAMs (GLDI, and Fabio Venzi (in connection) for the Grand Regular Lodge of...
  • Cultivating the Fruit of Righteousness - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    02/22/2024 4:19:28 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ" (Phil. 1:11). Bearing spiritual fruit is the acid test of a true believer. After facing life-threatening situations, people often say, "I saw my entire life flash before my eyes." That's the picture we get in Philippians 1:11. "The fruit of righteousness" refers to what is produced in you as you operate in love, pursue excellence, and maintain your integrity. It includes every attitude and action consistent with God's standard of what is right. "Having been filled" speaks of something that happened in the past with continuing results....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal McElroy: Synod could end link between diaconate and priesthood to allow ‘female deacons’

    02/21/2024 4:49:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 21, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal McElroy: Synod could end link between diaconate and priesthood to allow ‘female deacons’McElroy said Synod members discussed ‘perhaps ending the transitional diaconate,’ which he claimed ‘could make it easier’ to introduce so-called ‘women deacons,’ according to Crux.San Diego’s Cardinal Robert McElroy has revealed that participants of the Synod on Synodality discussed ending the so-called “transitional diaconate” in order to more easily accommodate having “female deacons.”Addressing the annual Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress last week, McElroy renewed his previous calls for the promotion of women to the diaconate. His talk – only segments of which have...
  • Vatican sponsors youth guide promoting ‘values’ of ‘heretical’ interfaith Abu Dhabi document

    02/21/2024 1:27:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 20, 2024 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Vatican sponsors youth guide promoting ‘values’ of ‘heretical’ interfaith Abu Dhabi documentA group of students will share the ideas of a document that Bishop Athanasius Schneider warned would 'suffocate (the Church's) burning zeal to evangelize all men.'The Vatican is sponsoring the creation of a “guide” to promote the “values” of the Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity — which has been described by a faithful prelate as “a betrayal of the Gospel” — to youth across the world.The Vatican recently announced that 11 university students of various religions selected for the “Human Fraternity Fellows program for the promotion of intercultural...
  • Trust In The Lord

    02/21/2024 8:37:35 AM PST · by OneVike · 8 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 2/19/24 | Chuck Ness
    So many times we all wish we had a gift to peer into the future. All men desire that gift so they can live their life accordingly. We say that we would then be able to avoid the pitfalls, and be more prepared when we do catch up to our future. We claim this gift would help us make the right choices now. Truth is, if GOD gave us a gift to see the future outright, then we would inevitably take things into our own hands instead of calling upon Him to help guide us. If we knew the...
  • German priest: Pope Francis’ fight against the Latin Mass is ‘a fight against the Church’

    02/21/2024 7:34:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 20, 2024 | Fr. Joachim Heimerl
    German priest: Pope Francis’ fight against the Latin Mass is ‘a fight against the Church’‘Francis is concerned with the rejection of Church tradition as a whole’ with his rejection of the Latin Mass and his approach to the liturgy, Fr. Joachim Heimerl said.Cardinal Burke offering a Latin Mass at the Guadalupe shrine December 11, 2021, La Crosse Wisconsin, 2021.This essay by Fr. Joachim Heimerl was originally published in German on the blog of Italian journalist Marco Tosatti. It has been translated and reprinted by LifeSiteNews with the permission of Marco Tosatti.(LifeSiteNews) — Anyone who has wondered why Francis not only...
  • Maintaining Spiritual Integrity - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    02/21/2024 4:52:03 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    "In order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ" (Phil. 1:10). Seek to have a life that bears scrutiny. In our society, those whose lives are marked by moral soundness, uprightness, honesty, and sincerity are usually thought of as people of integrity. However, society's standards often fall far short of God's. Spiritual integrity calls for the highest possible standard of behavior and requires supernatural resources available only to those who trust in Him. Paul's prayer in Philippians 1:9-10 outlines the path to spiritual integrity. It begins with love that abounds with knowledge and discernment (v. 9) and...
  • Pursuing Excellence - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    02/20/2024 4:51:01 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    "So that you may approve the things that are excellent" (Phil. 1:10). In a world of mediocrity and confusion, God calls you to excellence and discernment. There's the story of a pilot who came on the loudspeaker mid flight and said, "I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is we've lost all our instrumentation and don't know where we are. The good news is we have a strong tail wind and are making great time." That's an accurate picture of how many people live: they have no direction in life but they're getting there fast! We...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller: Fiducia Supplicans ‘leads to heresy,’ Catholics cannot accept it

    02/19/2024 11:40:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 16, 2024 | Raymond Wolfe
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller: Fiducia Supplicans ‘leads to heresy,’ Catholics cannot accept itHomosexual ‘blessings’ endorsed by Fiducia Supplicans ‘cannot be accepted by the Catholic faithful, and especially by those who, in assuming an ecclesiastical office, have taken the Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity,’ Cardinal Müller declared.Cardinal Gerhard Müller declared that Church leaders and the Catholic faithful must reject “blessings” for homosexual “couples” endorsed by Pope Francis in Fiducia Supplicans because they contradict Catholic teaching and “lead to heresy.”“Fiducia Supplicans must be considered doctrinally problematic, for it contains a denial of Catholic doctrine,” he wrote in a new...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LITURGY - Pope Francis: the Master of Irony

    02/19/2024 9:48:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 19, 2024 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    [Catholic Caucus] LITURGY - Pope Francis: the Master of IronyI read with great interest the remarks of Pope Francis to the members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline before their annual plenary assembly. What particularly struck me were Pope Francis” words: “Without liturgical reform there is no reform of the Church.”As I pondered these words I was overtaken by a sense of confusion. Was the Pope referring to the document Sacrosanctum Concilium promulgated by the Second Vatican Council and the reform of the Liturgy that occurred in the years after the Council? And if so, what is...