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  • [Catholic Caucus] Laura Ingraham on Benedict’s doctored letter: Two Popes. Da Vinci Code stuff?

    03/15/2018 1:24:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 15, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    WASHINGTON DC, March 15, 2018  (LifeSiteNews) – In a televised conversation with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo about about the Vatican doctoring a photo of a letter by Pope Benedict so that it appears he is praising Pope Francis, Laura Ingraham was moved to ask, “What is this all about . . . Da Vinci Code stuff? While said in jest, Ingraham merely expressed aloud what many ponder inwardly.   Why do Catholics need to be told that Pope Francis is “A Man of His Word?” The Fox News Ingraham Angle segment featuring Arroyo began with a discussion about a soon-to-be released movie,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict’s letter: Real, forced, or fake?

    03/15/2018 11:54:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | March 13, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    The Catholic world is all abuzz over a letter that was written (allegedly) by Benedict the Abdicator praising his successor (alleged) and declaring “interior continuity between the two pontificates.”The text was written for inclusion in a series of books recently published by the Vatican Library entitled, “Theology of Pope Francis.”The series, according to the letter, “rightly demonstrates that Pope Francis is a man of profound philosophical and theological formation.”What shall we make of this? Is it real? Was it forced? Is it fake?First, let’s be clear; Ratzinger is a modernist; a man whose own theological writings were such that he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI Letter Fake News/Selectively Quoted & Spun by Vatican!

    03/14/2018 9:15:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | March 14, 2018 | Mark Lambert
    Benedict XVI Letter Fake News/Selectively Quoted & Spun by Vatican! 4-5 minutes Mons. Vigano at the presentation to the press of the series "Theology of Pope Francis" photo: Settimo Ceilo So yesterday's weird story about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writing to the prefect for secretariat for communications, Mons. Dario Edoardo Viganò stating his pontificate and that of Pope Francis have an "interior continuity," albeit with "differences in style and temperament" has rapidly fallen into complete disarray, as is unfortunately becoming so common with this pontificate. Key to developments is the fact that Vatican News only publish a couple of lines...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI’s Abdication, Five Years Later

    02/11/2018 9:26:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 11 2018 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    It requires the distance of history to judge properly whether Pope Benedict XVI was right to abdicate in February 2013. Five years is not sufficient distance. A judgment about the wisdom of the abdication need not involve a judgment on the pontificate of Pope Francis, but in practice it is difficult to separate the two. Nonetheless, on the fifth anniversary there is an opportunity to reflect more soberly than was the case immediately after the earthquake of Feb. 11, 2013, when Benedict concluded a routine ceremony for the canonization of saints with the announcement that he would abdicate at the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI pledged 'total obedience' to his successor on Francis' election

    02/09/2018 12:57:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Tablet ^ | February 9, 2018 | Christopher Lamb
    Benedict XVI pledged 'total obedience' to his successor on Francis' election. 'I heard him say: ‘Your Holiness, from now on I promise my total obedience and my prayer’' Benedict XVI pledged his “total obedience” to his successor during a telephone call on the evening that Pope Francis was elected. Mgr Alfred Xureb, Benedict’s former secretary, witnessed a phone conversation between the retired Pope and Francis, just hours after the first Latin American Pontiff stepped out to greet the world. “I heard him say: ‘Your Holiness, from now on I promise my total obedience and my prayer’,” he told Vatican News in an interview to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis, Soros "Illegal Slush Fund," Pope Benedict's Abdication & ...

    02/04/2018 12:59:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | February 3, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    Saturday, February 03, 2018 Pope Francis, Soros "Illegal Slush Fund," Pope Benedict's Abdication & Financial Blackmail Ganesh Sahathevan is a Fellow at the ACD’s Economic Warfare Institute.  The ACD/EWI team specializes in economic warfare, purposeful interference in civilian infrastructure, including the financial markets, transnational criminal and terrorist organizations. ACD fellow Sahathevan said Pope Francis's closest collaborator has "an illegal slush fund financed by George Soro": "Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the so-called "Vice Pope" given his close association with Pope Francis, has refused to answer questions concerning his work with a number of NGOs funded by billionaire George Soros.Cardinal Oscar has also refused...
  • [Catholic Caucus] From the accusations against Francis to those against Ratzinger

    01/02/2018 7:21:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | January 2, 2018 | Andrea Tornielli
    From the accusations against Francis to those against Ratzinger A book by E. M. Radaelli, prefaced by theologian Livi, criticizes “Introduction to Christianity” written by future Benedict XVI, and confirms that many of the “corrections” aimed at Bergoglio concern also his predecessors and have Vatican II as their true target A young professor Ratzinger andrea tornielli 02/01/2018 vatican insider Philosopher Rocco Buttiglione had said this commenting on the “correctio filialis” which accused Pope Francis of propagating heretical teachings: “at the origin of many doctrinal criticisms against the current Pontiff there is also the opposition to his predecessors and ultimately to...
  • Cardinal describes how Catechism of Catholic Church was written

    10/11/2017 3:06:51 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 10/10/2017 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the key figure in the production of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sees the Catholic book of faith 25 years after its publication as a success project. In the German-speaking world alone, old prejudices continued, and the work has "not yet caught on in depth," the Viennese archbishop said on Tuesday in the interview with the news agency "Kathpress". Recent theological debates, such as the letter "Amoris laetitia", should be looked at in more detail with regard to the Catechism promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 11 October 1992, Schönborn demanded.
  • Nasty attack on President Trump on official Catholic website in Germany

    10/08/2017 12:29:58 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 22 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/10/2016 | Cathcon
    Also attacks Pope Benedict. Incomprehensible hate of all that is good.
  • Turkish assassin pledges to reveal details of his attack on Pope

    01/15/2010 6:21:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 357+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/15/2010
    A Turkish assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981 has said he will deliver a true account of his assassination attempt after he is released from jail, his lawyers said. Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, will be set free on January 18 after spending over 28 years in Italian and Turkish prisons. "I will answer to all of these questions [about the assassination attempt] in the next weeks," Agca said in a letter released by his lawyers earlier this week. He also said that he wanted to visit Rome, meet with Pope Benedict XVI, and pray to...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/11/2017 6:38:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 8/11/17 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller: Pope Benedict “Disappointed” About Müller’s Dismissal

    07/20/2017 3:42:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 19, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Today, 19 July, there appeared a new interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It is an interview which he had given in early July to the prominent secular German news agency DPA (German Press Agency); this means that this interview is now being picked up by numerous news outlets. We shall now quote from the German newspaper Die Welt and its own report on this interview. Even though many of the published media stories have stressed that part of the new interview in which Cardinal Müller defends himself –...
  • Bergoglio to Benedict: Learn To Say Goodbye [Catholic Caucus]

    06/08/2017 5:53:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 8, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Bergoglio to Benedict: Learn To Say Goodbye by Christopher A. Ferrara June 8, 2017 Over the past four years, the Catholic faithful have become inured to a continuing spectacle completely without precedent in Church history: a Pope who, almost every day, uses his pulpit to hurl a seemingly inexhaustible supply of epithets at orthodox Catholics who are rightly disturbed by the course of his pontificate: “rigorists,” “rigid,” “legalists,” “Pharisees,” “hypocrites,” “self-absorbed Promethean neo-Pelagians,” and so on. Pope Bergoglio shows no signs of tiring in his repetition of the same theme, day in and day out for years on end, like...
  • Pope Francis: The Sound of Silence [Catholic Caucus]

    05/29/2017 6:58:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Monday Vatican ^ | May 29, 2017 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Pope Francis: The Sound of Silence By Andrea Gagliarducci On 29 maggio 2017 · Leave a Comment · In Vatican The publication of Benedict XVI’s foreword to the German Edition of the latest book written by Cardinal Robert Sarah generated a turmoil that, in some ways, recalls what the climate was like during his pontificate.In the foreword, Benedict lauded Pope Francis’s choice to appoint Cardinal Sarah as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. This sentence by itself ignited a controversy without any reason.Benedict’s words were read as a political statement against Pope Francis. Cardinal Sarah is in fact considered...
  • Burying Benedict

    05/22/2017 7:21:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | May 22, 2017 | Matthew Schmitz
    Though Benedict is still living, Francis is trying to bury him. Upon his election in 2013, Francis began to pursue an agenda that Joseph Ratzinger had opposed throughout his career. A stress on the pastoral over against the doctrinal, a promotion of diverse disciplinary and doctrinal approaches in local churches, the opening of communion to the divorced and remarried—all these proposals were weighed and rejected by Ratzinger more than ten years ago in a heated debate with Walter Kasper. For better or worse, Francis now seeks to reverse Ratzinger. The conflict began with a 1992 letter concerning “the fundamental elements that are...
  • Cardinal-watch: Maradiaga bashes Burke, as Benedict lauds Sarah [Cath Cauc]

    05/19/2017 10:11:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Crux ^ | May 19, 2017 | Crux staff
    In VaticanCrux StaffMay 19, 2017 AUTHORLeft: Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. (Credit: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi.) Right: Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga. (Credit: Mtande (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.)While the coordinator of the pope's 'C9' council of cardinal advisers has dismissed American Cardinal Raymond Burke as a 'disappointed man' upset with his loss of power, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has defended Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea as someone with whom the Church's liturgy is in "good hands."
  • As Francis Heads to Egypt, Benedict Reiterates Regensberg -

    04/27/2017 8:58:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/28/17 | Andrew Guernsey
    It can hardly be called a coincidence that as Pope Francis heads to Egypt, no doubt to promote "dialogue" with Islam, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has several days ago published a short letter to a Polish conference on his thought on Church-State relations, in which he echoes his thesis from his famous Regensberg address, that Islam and violence are inherently linked because of its detachment from reason itself. As Francis prepares to repeat his view to persecuted Egyptian Christians that "Muslim terrorism does not exist," and again that it is not "right to identify Islam with violence," Benedict does not...
  • After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

    04/25/2017 5:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.” What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, whom Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican in...
  • The biblical crisis that Benedict resolved

    04/23/2017 5:40:59 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 | Fr Raymond de Souza
    Scripture scholars had started to read the Bible as if it were simply a classic text. Benedict XVI helped to change that Before the ninetieth birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Easter Sunday, Tracey Rowland published in these pages an appreciation for what she called a “Ratzinger revolution” – a theological foundation on which, she predicts, future scholars and pastors will rebuild a Church damaged by secularism. Rowland speaks of a “treasury to be mined by future generations trying to piece together elements of a fragmented Christian culture.”
  • Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure'

    03/09/2017 5:02:30 PM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Thomas Williams
    An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States. “It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.” The archbishop...