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  • [Catholic Caucus] Braga Archbishop Encourages Mortal Sin

    01/18/2018 5:39:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 18, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Archbishop Jorge Ortiga of Braga, Portugal, published on January 17 sacrilegious guidelines admitting adulterers to the sacraments and contradicting the Gospel and Catholic doctrine. According to Ortiga divorcees living in a second liaison may undergo a six-months program with meetings. After that, Braga lets them receive Holy Communion. A condition to participate in the program is a valid first marriage and a subsequent adulterous liaison which has been ongoing for at least five years so that Ortiga considers it to be “stable”. Catholic doctrine calls bigamist living in "stable" liaisons "hardened sinners".
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) Digging deeper into ‘Amoris Laetitia’

    01/18/2018 9:21:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    NZ Catholic ^ | January 18, 2018 | Rowena Orejana
    The inclusion of the Argentinian bishops’ guidelines on Communion for civilly remarried Catholic divorcees in “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”, the official record of Vatican documents and acts may clarify chapter 8 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia but it will not end the controversy surrounding it.Peruvian theologian Dr Rocio Figueroa, systematic theology lecturer at Good Shepherd College in Ponsonby, said while this might shed light on some issues raised against the exhortation, she does not think it will not silence the critics.Dr Figueroa lectured in spiritual theology for five years at the Giovanni Paolo II seminary in Salerno, Italy and Universidad Popular...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Canon lawyer calls for Amoris Laetitia’s 8th chapter to be ‘withdrawn'

    01/16/2018 6:31:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Fr. Gerald Murray, a regular commentator on EWTN’s news program The World Over, told show host Raymond Arroyo in a recent interview that the infamous chapter 8 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia is in “error,” and that he hopes it will be “withdrawn” by the pope.  Murray, a canon lawyer, also condemned the interpretation of Amoris laetitia published by the Argentinean bishops of the Pastoral Region of Buenos Aires last year, and recently republished by the Pope himself in the official Acts of the Apostolic See, calling it an “overthrow of the moral order” and calling for its...
  • Cath Cauc - Bp. Athanasius Schneider interview about “Amoris laetitia” Controversy

    01/15/2018 12:23:38 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | January 14, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, gave an interview on French TV about Pope Francis and the Amoris laetitia controversy that is tearing apart of the unity of the Church in many spheres.  The video is available.  There are English subtitles. He hits hard those ecclesiastics who want a “Gospel without the sixth commandment”.“They use tactics and evil means, such as “ruses, deceptions, masterful rhetoric and dialectics, and even the tactic of intimidation and moral violence in order to attain their goal of admitting so-called “remarried” divorces to Holy Communion” without the latter fulfilling the condition of living in perfect continence…”.“It...
  • [Cath Cauc} Bishop Schneider: Fidelity to Christ Prompts Profession of Truth About Marriage

    01/15/2018 10:55:25 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Catholic ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mary Anne Hackette
    Kazakhstan bishops reiterate the long-standing teachings of the Church.By Carl Bunderson/CAN, January 12, 2018 ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Fidelity to the words of Christ makes it necessary to profess the truth about sacramental marriage, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told CNA in a recent interview.Bishop Schneider, an auxiliary bishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, was a drafter of the “Profession of the Immutable Truths About Sacramental Marriage” issued by three Kazakhstani bishops Dec. 31, 2017.The bishops stated it is not licit to admit to sacramental Communion Catholics who are divorced and remarried if they are not living according to the long-standing teachings of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Amoris Laetitia Purges at Catholic University – Mercy in Action

    01/15/2018 7:41:26 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 15, 2018 | Gloria TV
    In November, two external researchers received a warning from the Catholic University of Milan because of their adherence to the Filial Correctio. Marco Tosatti has published a letter of one of them on his blog. In December, they discovered that they had been eliminated from the list of collaborators of the university. Contrary to what they were promised, they did not receive a contract for January. The two were never contacted personally. In the meantime, the university cancelled their previous activities from its webpage. One of the victims is Dr Giuseppe Reguzzoni. He was for more than twenty years an...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is Pope Francis a "Atheist" according Pope John Paul II?

    01/14/2018 1:02:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | January 13, 2017 | Fred Martinez
    Is Pope Francis a "Atheist" according Pope John Paul II? "When mortal men try to live without God, they infallibly succumb to megalomania or eratomania or both. The raised fist or the raised phallus; Nietzsche or D. H. Lawrence" (Malcolm Muggeridge) Certain teachings in Amoris Laetitia are exactly the opposite of Church doctrine in Familiaris Consortio and "explicitly atheist" according to Veritatis Splendor. Father Raymond J. de Souza said: "Veritatis Splendor, entitled 'Lest the Cross of Christ Be Emptied of Its Power,' warns precisely against the view that the demands of the moral life are too difficult and cannot be lived...
  • [Cath Caucus] Cardinal Parolin, ’Amoris Laetitia’ calls for ’change of attitude’ toward families

    01/11/2018 10:57:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | January 11, 2018 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to adopt a “change of attitude” towards families and the problems they face today, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is This For Real? Cardinal Coccopalmerio's "Explanation" of Amoris Laetita

    01/11/2018 8:16:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 8, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Is This For Real? Cardinal Coccopalmerio's "Explanation" of Amoris Laetita by Christopher A. Ferrara January 8, 2018 As the number of prelates signing the Profession of Immutable Principles rises to seven, with Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun of Salzburg, Austria, adding his signature on the Feast of the Epiphany, the National Catholic Register’s Edward Pentin has pointed back to an interview in the Register of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. In that interview, conducted by the redoubtable Pentin, Coccopalmerio confirms precisely that disastrous interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (AL) which the Profession now rejects as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apparently, They Think We are Fools

    01/11/2018 8:08:47 AM PST · by ebb tide
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 10, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Beware of “moral theologians” in pastel blue...As Pope Francis continues his five-year-long tirade against the imaginary Catholic Pharisees who defend the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage and the integrally related Eucharistic discipline—he is still at it as of yesterday (January 9)—he and his collaborators are busily engineering neo-Pharisaical escape hatches from the negative precepts of the divine and natural law emanating from the Sixth Commandment. Determined to quell any Catholic opposition to his moral subversion, Francis has slapped the label Authentic Magisterium® on his outrageous opinion that in “complex circumstances” wherein it is not “feasible” to live...
  • Two (married) Florida Senators admit affair and apologize as legislative session opens

    01/10/2018 5:11:36 AM PST · by Strac6 · 24 replies
    The Florida Legislature opened its annual session Tuesday as issues of sexual misconduct continued to overshadow policy with the release of video from a secret surveillance camera prompting two Miami-Dade senators to admit to having an extramarital affair. An anonymous website that appeared early Tuesday claimed to have evidence of an affair between state Sens. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, and Anitere Flores, R-Miami. Shortly before the Senate session began, the two veteran lawmakers issued a joint statement saying that they “do not want gossip and rumors to distract from the important business of the people.” However, they acknowledged, “our longtime...
  • Cath Cauc:Cardinal-Those who practice homosexuality, contraception,adultery can't receive Communion

    01/09/2018 7:56:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 9, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Mexico, rejected the possibility of giving Holy Communion to people who commit the sins of homosexuality, contraception, and adultery, in an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.  He also called homosexuality a “psychological illness” that leads to the self-destruction of its practitioners. He accused the elite financial class of the Anglo-Saxon countries of seeking to impose gender ideology on developing countries.  Asked about proposals to give practicing homosexuals Holy Communion if they are in “good conscience” about their behavior, Sandoval responded, “They can't be in good conscience. Chastity is a universal precept. All of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Canon Lawyer: Cdl. Müller’s Exception for Divorced and Remarried Isn’t Possible

    01/08/2018 5:53:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 8, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    A canon lawyer well seasoned in marriage tribunals is confirming that a seeming exception presented by Cdl. Gerhard Müller last week that supposedly allows some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion while still living as husband and wife is not even a real possibility. Church Militant reported on statements made in an interview published December 31 by the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. During the interview, Cdl. Müller stated that "It is possible that the penitent may be convinced in conscience, and with good reasons, of the invalidity of the first marriage even...
  • Cath Cauc: Austrian bishop signs statement calling Pope’s reading of A.L. ‘alien’ to Catholic faith

    01/06/2018 1:58:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 6, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Bishop Andreas Laun, Emeritus Auxiliary of Salzburg, Austria, today put his name to the “Profession of Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage,” bringing the number of signatories to six bishops and one cardinal, LifeSite has confirmed. On Monday, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, Archbishop Tomash Peta, Metropolitan of Astana, and Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, issued a “public and unequivocal profession of the truth” regarding the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage as a “service of charity in truth” to the Church of today and to the Pope. The statement of the Kazakh Ordinaries comes in response...
  • Catholic Caucus: Diabolical inversion of truth: Adhering to immutable doctrine is now “Dissent”

    01/06/2018 1:26:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | January 5, 2018
    4 Jan Conor Dugan @Irish_Marauder Replying to @walford_stephen @vatican_it But that is not what the document says. It says reception of the sacraments is intrinsically barred. You don't address that. The 1990s CDF documents never mention mortal sin or culpability because it isn't a question of those things. Stephen Walford @walford_stephen we are in 2018, we have a different Pope and a different era to some extent. We obey what this Pope now teaches. Its simple and what Jesus wants 11:38 AM - Jan 4, 2018 40 40 Replies Retweets 1 1 like Twitter Ads info and privacy Diabolical inversion...
  • Francis Is "Misleading His Flock"

    01/06/2018 11:32:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 6, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Francis Is "Misleading His Flock" Phil Lawler, the editor of Catholic World News, has published a book on Francis’ Papacy entitled „Lost Shepherd. How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock“. Lawler writes that the former Buenos Aires cardinal was known for using low language and of being more denouncing than encouraging. As a pope, Francis selects his staff “on the basis of personal loyalty rather than theological acumen or pastoral performance”, writes Lawler. According to Lawler, Francis attempts to overthrow the Catholic teaching on marriage by being deliberately secretive about this goal. Lawler shows that a “Francis revival” exists only...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Crisis We Are Living

    01/06/2018 11:19:27 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 6, 2018 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    As the Kazak bishops rightly say: “The Catholic faith by its nature excludes a formal contradiction between the faith professed on the one hand and the life and practice of the sacraments on the other.”Yet that is where one arrives if one claims that for some people mortal sin is both inevitable and inculpable. The Gospel is compromised, the constant Magisterium of the Church is repudiated and those who object to this are stigmatized.Herein lies the crisis we are living.
  • Bishop Schneider: “It is a Kind of Blasphemy” for Sinners to “Demand Access to Holy Communion”

    In a new interview with Rorate Caeli, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, one of the signatories of a Dec 30 statement calling any sacramental discipline that allows Communion for the divorced and remarried “Alien to the entire tradition of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith,” explains why he is one of the signatories of this latest broadside against the popular pastoral implementation of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. His interview comes amidst rumors that Pope Francis is planning a campaign of “denigration” of the signatories through his various media surrogates in retaliation for their opposition — in a way similar to what...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Double-Tongued Cardinal Coccopalmerio

    01/05/2018 3:52:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 5, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Double-Tongued Cardinal Coccopalmerio Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, speaks in contradictions. Talking to (January 2) he correctly said that remarried divorcees cannot be admitted to Holy Communion because they live in manifest grave sin. But a second later he said the opposite. Speculating on the case of adulterers who want to change their lives but "cannot do so", he claimed that they were "only in objective sin", not in a "subjective sin". Such a distinction is purely academical. In reality sin either exists in a person or it doesn't. Coccopalmerio's theory implies...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Is the Silent Majority Silent?

    01/05/2018 6:45:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 4, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As the debacle of this pontificate continues, it has become commonplace even in the “mainstream” Catholic press to recognize that Pope Francis is a major problem for the Faith about which something must be done. Thus, as two Archbishops join the three bishops of Kazakhstan in declaring that Francis’ attempt to authorize Holy Communion for public adulterers is “illicit” and “alien to the entire Tradition of the Catholic and Apostolic faith,” even Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, writing in the middle-of-the-road Catholic Herald, writes that “the news that five bishops have made a declaration upholding the Church’s teaching about marriage and its teaching...