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  • [Catholic Caucus] Compare what Archbp. Roche said in 2015 to what he is saying now.

    01/24/2022 5:43:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | January 24, 2022 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] Compare what Archbp. Roche said in 2015 to what he is saying now.It is very hard to respect clerics who are just weathervanes, waving around, changing directions under the pressure of whomever is at the moment in power.Archbp. Roche, now in present role as Prefect of the CDW, now one of the chief enforcers of the cruel legacy document of the Francis’s Regime, in 2015 said that the Traditional Latin Mass is a “valid expression of the Church’s liturgy”.“Unity … [is] not looking just for simple uniformity,” he said, adding that Pope Francis “talks about unity with diversity....
  • [Catholic Caucus] New of new cruelty in @archchicago from @CardinalBCupich

    01/24/2022 3:43:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | January 23, 2022 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] New of new cruelty in @archchicago from @CardinalBCupichA note from a reader…Since you have posted about Cardinal Cupich’s TLM restrictions, I thought you should know that permission for 3 parishes (St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. John Vianney, and St. Odilo) have all been denied. The only other TLM that is offered in the archdiocese by a diocesan priest is the St James at Sag Bridge Mission. I do not know if they have been permitted to continue.This only leaves St John Cantius, St Peter’s (staffed by the Canons), and the Shrine of Christ the King.People are sad,...
  • January 24 - Angels Minister to Jesus - Devotional

    01/24/2022 7:15:17 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him” (Matthew 4:11). After Jesus’ greatest foe left, “angels came and began to minister to Him.” It is quite fitting that holy angels should come to care for and comfort Him after the prince of the fallen angels had harassed Him with three major temptations. To provide the benefits of angelic ministry was just another way for the Father to register His approval of the Son and signify the Son’s worthiness. At the first sign of confrontation with Satan, Christ could easily have summoned help from...
  • Day 396: Success That Leads To Failure - Devotional

    01/24/2022 7:13:28 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    The Return ^ | January 23, 2022
    King Asa had some godly influences in his family line, and he started off good. King Asa was actually one of the best kings in the Bible, and he prayed one of the greatest prayers found in the whole Old Testament (see 2 Chronicles 14:11). When he became king, he tore down idols and destroyed Baals that his father and grandfather had brought into Judah. He was courageous and brought reformation, preached God’s Word to the people and strategically built up the cities. Thirty-six years into his reign, though, he made this deal with Syria and won a battle. While...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 24-Jan-2022; St. Francis de Sales

    01/24/2022 3:12:30 AM PST · by Cronos · 12 replies
    January 24th, 2021 St. Francis de Sales St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Saint Louis, MissouriReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst reading2 Samuel 5:1-7,10 ©'You shall be shepherd of my people Israel'All the tribes of Israel then came to David at Hebron. ‘Look’ they said ‘we are your own flesh and blood. In days past when Saul was our king, it was you who led Israel in all their exploits; and the Lord said to you, “You are the man who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you...
  • January 23 - Christ Sovereignly Masters Satan - Devotional

    01/23/2022 4:55:00 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 2008 | John Macarthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus said to him, ‘Go, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only”’” (Matthew 4:10). The devil’s final proposal was so outlandish and beyond the boundaries of God’s will that Jesus dismissed him with the terse, firm command, “Go, Satan!” Satan can wield his present power only by God’s permission; therefore he had no choice but to leave Christ’s presence. This last interaction is a prime example of our Lord’s sovereign mastery over the enemy. If the Savior would not compromise on a mundane matter such as turning stones to bread, He...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Joy of the Traditional Roman Mass: They can't take that away from us.

    01/23/2022 4:45:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 23, 2022 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    [Catholic Caucus] The Joy of the Traditional Roman Mass: They can't take that away from us. Last week at Mass we heard the gospel from St. John that recounts Jesus’ first miracle, the changing of water into wine. Today on the Third Sunday after the Epiphany we hear of two more miracles performed by our Lord: the healing of the lepers and the healing of the centurion’s servant. The gospels in the season of the Sundays after Epiphany concentrate on the miracles of Jesus as the answer to the seminal, the basic question asked and answered in the gospels:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] We Are Approaching Our Lefebvre Moment— But Not the One You Think

    01/23/2022 2:27:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    St Louis Catholic ^ | January 22, 2022 | The Tin Man
    [Catholic Caucus] We Are Approaching Our Lefebvre Moment— But Not the One You ThinkIn 1988, despite having failed to secure papal authorization to consecrate new bishops for his priestly society, an aged Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre defied the the threat of excommunication and consecrated 5 bishops— 4 for the SSPX, and 1 for the Diocese of Campos, Brazil. As a result he and the other bishops were all excommunicated. Or not. The SSPX argued against the validity of the excommunication decree until Pope Benedict XVI declared them void (possibly ab initio) prior to issuing Summorum Pontificum. [As an aside, please note...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 23-Jan-2022;

    01/23/2022 1:26:17 AM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    January 23rd, 2021 Third Sunday in ordinary Time St. Jude, Karachi, PakistanReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green First readingNehemiah 8:2-6,8-10 ©All the people listened attentively to the Book of the LawEzra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, consisting of men, women, and children old enough to understand. This was the first day of the seventh month. On the square before the Water Gate, in the presence of the men and women, and children old enough to understand, he read from the book from early morning till noon; all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. Ezra...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - JANUARY 23, 2022 - (PRAYER)

    01/22/2022 6:43:47 PM PST · by Faith · 34 replies
    January 23, 2022 | Faith (with other Prayerful FReepers)
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Vatican II in Light of Tradition?

    01/22/2022 2:49:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 21, 2022 | Dean Barker
    Vatican II in Light of Tradition? Traditional Catholics are often told that we ought not to reject the Second Vatican Council, but merely reject the “Spirit of Vatican II,” which is showcased by clown masses, communion in the hand, Fr. James Martin, SJ, etc. In other words, reject the implementation of the council, but don’t reject the council itself. People will quote bits and pieces from the council that can sound more conservative, and try giving the impression that Vatican II isn’t so bad after all. This is known as reading Vatican II in light of tradition, or using...
  • “A permanent parliament in which Jesus Christ is no longer preached, conversion to Truth and Grace no longer called for”: Bishop Aguer on the Synod on Synodality

    01/22/2022 1:44:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Most Rev. Héctor Aguer Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina
    “A permanent parliament in which Jesus Christ is no longer preached, conversion to Truth and Grace no longer called for”: Bishop Aguer on the Synod on Synodality The Synodality of the Churchby Most Rev. Héctor AguerArchbishop Emeritus of La Plata, ArgentinaJanuary 21, 2022(original Spanish)The [preparatory phase of the] XVI session of the Synod of Bishops was recently inaugurated with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica [October 10, 2021].Since its creation by Paul VI, over the years the Synod of Bishops has practically become an institution of ecclesial government. In reality, it is a resource that has been exercised in...
  • January 22 - Satan Revealed as a Liar - Devotional

    01/22/2022 12:17:28 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “[The devil] said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me’” (Matthew 4:9). Satan’s promises for better things, obtained more quickly and in a “preferred” manner to God’s plan, are actually counterfeit offers. He always wraps them in claims that seem easier, less expensive, and far less burdensome. After all, that’s the savvy way to success, he reasons. Our adversary’s argument is essentially just a form of the old “end justifies the means” concept. But Satan has been a liar from the beginning of redemptive history. With his third temptation of Jesus...
  • It is Time to End the So-Called “Irreversible” Ecumenical Damage

    01/22/2022 10:23:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 18, 2022 | Robert Morrison
    It is Time to End the So-Called “Irreversible” Ecumenical Damage Common Ecumenical Prayer (Lund, Sweden, 2016) (Vatican Media)Among many other disturbing statements in the Roche/Francis Responsa ad Dubia, we find a reference to the so-called “irreversible” nature of liturgical reform:“When Pope Francis (Address to the participants in the 68th National Liturgical Week, Rome, 24 August 2017) reminds us that ‘after this magisterium, after this long journey, We can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible’ he wants to point us to the only direction in which we are joyfully called to turn our...
  • "The Battle for the Mass is Won" - Interview with Fr. Philippe Laguérie

    01/22/2022 6:35:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Fr. Philippe Laguérie
    "The Battle for the Mass is Won" - Interview with Fr. Philippe Laguérie THE BATTLE FOR THE MASS IS WONFr. Philippe LaguérieInterview granted to Anne Le Pape for the daily Présent, on January 18, 2022. [Translation by Jerome Stridon.]Father Philippe Laguérie needs no introduction. He was ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre, named pastor of Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet (the SPPX’s flagship church in Paris) in 1984, where he served until 1998. He left the SSPX in 2004 and was one of the cofounders of the Institute of the Good Shepherd (Institut du Bon Pasteur, “IBP”) in 2006. He was its...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Outrageous Propaganda of Archbishop Roche

    01/22/2022 5:54:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 22, 2022 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] The Outrageous Propaganda of Archbishop Roche “Where do you get your stuff?” “Oh, in the wild blue yonder.”As I was reading the other day the page proofs of Fr. Bryan Houghton’s autobiography Unwanted Priest—long believed lost but recently rediscovered and forthcoming from Angelico Press—I was struck by the following passage (among many others). He is talking about anti-religious posters he came by on a trip to Russia:I had picked up the first group [of posters] in 1931 from an upper school in Moscow. They are forcefully designed but the content is rather naive. They are anti-clerical rather...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 22-Jan-2022; Saint Vincent, Deacon and Marty

    01/22/2022 3:40:12 AM PST · by Cronos · 11 replies
    January 22nd, 2021 Memorial of Saint AnthonyMonday of Week Two in Ordinary Time St. Joseph's Cathedral, Rawalpindi, PakistanReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green First reading2 Samuel 1:1-4,11-12,17,19,23-27 ©David's lament over Saul and JonathanDavid returned from his rout of the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag. On the third day a man came from the camp where Saul had been, his garments torn and earth on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground and did homage. ‘Where do you come from?’ David asked him. ‘I have escaped from the Israelite camp’ he said. David said to...
  • The Limits of Dialogue

    01/21/2022 6:40:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Commonweal ^ | January 20, 2022 | Austen Ivereigh
    The Limits of DialogueWhy Francis has been so tough on traditionalistsIn December Rome’s Congregation for Divine Worship responded to queries from bishops about Pope Francis’s new restrictions on the pre-Vatican II liturgy. The fury and contempt that greeted this response were to be expected—more of the same that followed Traditionis custodes, the motu proprio in which those restrictions were announced last July. But this time the familiar objections from traditionalists found an echo of sorts among some more liberal-minded Catholics.The Thomas Merton scholar and Bellarmine University theologian Greg Hillis, for example, wrote in America about the apparent contradiction between the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Back to the 70’s: What if All Traditional Priests are Suspended? (Part I)

    01/21/2022 5:09:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 20, 2022 | Chris Jackson
    [Catholic Caucus] Back to the 70’s: What if All Traditional Priests are Suspended? (Part I) Bad news is brewing as to the future of Ecclesia Dei communities in light of Pope Francis’ promulgation of Traditionis Custodes, which attempts to severely restrict the celebration of the Traditional Mass in dioceses as well as eliminates the use of all other Traditional sacraments with the goal of the eventual abolition of all 1962 Rites. On December 3, 2021, Lifesite News reported the following:A German Catholic website reported that, according to its sources, the Vatican is planning a crackdown soon on the traditional...
  • January 21 - Satan’s Promises—Corrupt Strings Attached - Devotional

    01/21/2022 11:25:54 AM PST · by metmom · 7 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory” (Matthew 4:8). Satan offered the world’s kingdoms to Jesus on his own corrupt terms. God allowed this test to prove that Christ was and is a worthy Son, fit to one day inherit the world and rule from His throne. The devil, on the other hand, wanted to prove the Son’s unworthiness by getting Him to prematurely grab the kingdoms God had already promised Him. The enemy approaches Christians also with corrupt bargaining chips. Whatever they might want in...