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  • Pope Francis Denounces Morally ‘Rigid’ Christians

    10/18/2018 6:00:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis returned to one of his favorite topics this week, preaching against Christians who are “rigid” and resistant to change. In his homily at morning Mass at his Santa Marta residence in the Vatican on Tuesday, the pope compared modern Christians hung up on doctrine, morals, or the liturgy with the “hypocritical” Pharisees and doctors of the law of Jesus’ time People followed Jesus because he was “attractive, touched hearts, made himself loved,” Francis said, unlike the Pharisees who scrutinized everything “under a magnifying glass.” *snip* The pope, in fact, gave a series of homilies sharply criticizing those who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Orders New, ‘Thorough’ Study of Archbishop McCarrick

    10/06/2018 7:38:57 AM PDT · by sitetest · 17 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 6, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Francis Orders New, ‘Thorough’ Study of Archbishop McCarrick In a statement, the Vatican says it is conscious that the new study may reveal choices not “consonant with a contemporary approach to such issues.” Pope Francis has decided to combine the results of an investigation begun last year into Archbishop Theodore McCarrick with a new, “thorough study” of all the documentation contained in the Vatican archives in order to “ascertain all the relevant facts” surrounding the ex-cardinal. In an Oct. 6 communique (see below), the Vatican said the Pope had ordered the archdiocese of New York to begin a preliminary...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Men of Lawlessness

    09/25/2018 5:49:16 PM PDT · by sitetest · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | September 25, 2018 | Douglas Farrow
    St. Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians that the Day of the Lord cannot come “unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition,” is revealed. But “the mystery of lawlessness is already at work,” he adds. The man who gives full expression to that mystery, who completes the evolution of lawless humanity and leads its final rebellion, is the last but not by any means the first such man. Therefore, Paul’s warning is as useful today as at the end of the age. Paramount Leader Xi Jinping is one such man of lawlessness. He...
  • [Catholic Caucus only] Does Francis know he sounds like an abuser?

    09/07/2018 2:30:32 PM PDT · by sitetest · 9 replies
    Simcha Fisher ^ | September 7, 2018 | Simcha Fisher
    Shall I tell you the most charitable, least rash explanation I can muster for Pope Francis’ recent words and behavior? It’s that he’s surrounded himself with yes men who are shielding him from understanding the depth and breadth of institutional sex abuse and its cover-up in the Church. He’s appointed, or left in office, no one but men who tell him that the world is chock full of false accusations, that the whole scandal thing is overblown, that it’s all in our past — oh, and that right now would be a good time to talk about litter in the...
  • Francis ignored, covered-up abuse in Argentina before becoming pope [TR]

    09/04/2018 7:07:15 PM PDT · by sitetest · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 4, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    September 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – German national TV channel ZDF is rerunning a documentary produced last year that claims that Pope Francis, as Archbishop Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, ignored cries for justice from abuse victims in his diocese. The documentary is now gaining traction in the fallout of Archbishop Viganò’s testimony that the Pope covered-up the abuse of now ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The documentary also claims that then-Archbishop Bergoglio, prior to becoming the pope, participated in the unsuccessful defense of a priest accused of abuse. That priest has now been imprisoned for 15 years after he was found guilty of...
  • Why It's a Good Thing Pope Benedict Resigned and We Have Pope Francis [Cath Caucus]

    09/04/2018 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies ^ | September 2, 2018 | Peter Wolfgang
    Last week the former Vatican ambassador to the United States accused Pope Francis and senior Vatican officials of covering up sexual abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò also alleged that a pro-homosexual cabal had taken control of episcopal appointments. And he called upon Pope Francis to resign. “If only we had been given a sign,” joked Catholic Vote’s Joshua Mercer. Accompanying his comment was a photo of lightning hitting the dome of St. Peter’s the day Pope Benedict announced he would resign. He thinks Benedict should not have resigned. That God did not want Francis to...
  • Cardinal Bergoglio Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victim in Argentina

    09/03/2018 9:15:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies ^ | August 30, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ( - Pope Francis, currently sporting a zero-tolerance policy in Rome, was known more for his zero-transparency policy concerning clerical sex abuse as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1989, Sebastián Cuattromo, a student at a Catholic school in Buenos Aires, was the victim of homosexual predation by a teacher at the school, Br. Fernando Enrique Picciochi, S.M. In 2002, when Cuattromo sought help in seeking justice from the diocese then headed by Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio, his vicar, Fr. Mario Poli, stonewalled Cuattromo for seven years. One of the first acts that Bergoglio would do as...
  • [Catholic Caucus only] Pope calls plastics littering oceans an ‘emergency’

    09/01/2018 7:40:55 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | AP
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians and others to work to save what he hails as the “marvelous,” God-given gift of the “great waters and all they contain.” He said efforts to fight plastics litter must be waged “as if everything depended on us.”
  • [Catholic Caucus only] Francis and the Journalists

    08/31/2018 7:36:48 AM PDT · by sitetest · 50 replies
    First Things ^ | August 31, 2018 | John Waters
    Three questions to begin: 1. Why did the World Meeting of Families, which took place in [Ireland last week], all but exclude from its panels and speakers people who had been active in recent Irish referenda relating to family and children? 2. Why did virtually every panel of commentators covering the World Meeting of Families and papal visit on Ireland’s national radio and television station comprise at least 50 percent LGBT activists? 3. Why did the Irish media play down the explosive intervention of the former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò until Pope Francis was preparing to leave Ireland...
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Washington and Rome

    08/30/2018 10:47:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 31 2018 | grey_whiskers
    Aren't Liberals the strangest creatures? President Trump had consensual sex with grown women years before running for President, and they want to throw him out of The White House. Francis covered up the homosexual molestation of children for years and years, and they want him to remain POPE.
  • There’s a quick way to learn the truth about Vigano’s accusations

    08/29/2018 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | Aug 29, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    Kudos to Father Raymond de Souza, who noticed something that the rest of us had missed. In a Catholic Herald column, Father de Souza explains how the release of the Vigano testimony affects the US bishops’ plans: The American bishops have already asked Pope Francis to appoint an apostolic visitor to investigate the entire McCarrick matter. It is likely that the visitor, when appointed, would have interviewed Viganò in any case. His “testimony” will now be part of the material that the visitor must examine. Viganò has not provided documentation to support his charges, but has indicated where that documentation...
  • Is Pope Francis the Last Hope for Life and Family in Argentina? [Cath Cauc]

    06/19/2018 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies ^ | June 18, 2018 | Laurence England
    Laurence England at "The Bones" blog writes: A source in Argentina has provided me with some perceptive observations on the recent intervention from Pope Francis timed - to many commentator's bewilderment - after the recent vote in Ireland and the more recent parliamentary vote in Argentina on liberalising abortion laws in these respective countries. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 'our man in Argentina' places the sudden papal defence of the unborn in the light of politics surrounding the bill approved at the Deputies House and is about to be voted in the Argentinian Senate. A Little History of Argentinian Politics Firstly, a brief...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals should declare Pope Francis ‘in error’: Catholic lawyer

    04/18/2018 3:50:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    francischurch, heresy ^ | April 16, 2018 | Stephen Kokx
    DEERFIELD, IL, April 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Approximately 100 Catholics from the United States, Latin America, and Europe attended the 2018 Catholic Family News conference in northern Illinois last weekend. Advertised as “The Weapons of Our Warfare,” the three-day long gathering at a Hyatt Regency hotel just outside Chicago featured talks by some of the most knowledgeable laymen and clergy engaged in the battle for and preservation of the Catholic faith, including renowned Church historian Roberto de Mattei. The conference, which focused on Pope Francis and the family, was the first hosted by Catholic Family News, a Traditional Catholic newspaper,...
  • New film: Pope Francis, a Man of his Word

    03/13/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 24 replies
    Zenit ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jim Fair
    Pope Francis – A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A new documentary film featuring face-to-face conversations with Pope Francis was released March 13, 2018, the 5th anniversary of the Holy Father’s election.
  • [Catholic/Jewish Cauc] Pope Francis Has Launched a New Renaissance — in the Borgia Sense of the Word

    03/08/2018 10:50:39 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Stream ^ | March 7, 2018 | John Zmirak
    Management gurus tell us, “Personnel is policy.” Southern mothers say it differently. “You can tell everything about someone from his friends.” Historians will look at the men Pope Francis promoted. They will draw interesting conclusions. Meet one of the pope’s closest aides. Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga. He faces appalling charges of financial corruption. They keep getting worse. Maradiaga’s handpicked deputy stands accused of sex abuse. Maradiaga seems to have more in common with Marxist politicians than we thought. In socialist systems from Venezuela to Soviet Russia, the oligarchs might sound like ascetics. But in fact they live like Tsars. The only...
  • Soon Oath of Blind Obedience to Bergoglio

    02/19/2018 3:56:29 AM PST · by JosephJames · 59 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | February 14, 2018 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    In preparation to take away the Most Holy Eucharist in all the public Catholic churches in the world by way of a mandatory invalid ecumenical mass, there are many indications that for the first time ever, all deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals will have to take an OATH OF TOTAL FIDELITY TO BERGOGLIO, NOT TO CHRIST, as has always been done in the past during the Chrism Mass, on Wednesday (March 28, 2018) of Holy Week (or Thursday in some diocese). In all probability, this will be the beginning of the greatest schism in the history of the Catholic Church....
  • #TBT: Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi

    01/04/2018 7:20:43 AM PST · by eastsider · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 4, 2018 | Adfero
    On "Throw Back Thursday," a gentle reminder that none of what's happening during this pontificate should come as a surprise to you, as it has never been a surprise to us. Pope Francis' Puppet Mass and Tango Mass
  • Jimmy Akin, Catholic Answers: Church doesn't use "heresy" the way Correction authors did

    09/27/2017 1:22:52 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 9/26/17 | Jimmy Akin
    Jimmy Akin is extremely knowledgeable yet not condescending. I believe him when he says use of "heresy" by the issuers of a "Correction" of Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia doesn't correspond to the Catholic Church's technical use of the word "heresy": over-emphasizing an isolated fragment of truth in contradiction to the integrity of the whole truth.
  • How to Think About Luther?

    07/12/2017 4:52:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 417 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 12, 2017 | James Kalb
    How to Think About Luther?James Kalb Traditionally, Catholics have viewed Luther as a heresiarch, and the Lutheran break from Rome as a religious and civilizational catastrophe. More recently, in line with current ecumenical and pastoral initiatives, that view has softened.The softening has been quite noticeable during the current pontificate. The pope recently took part in a joint liturgy with the Church of Sweden to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of Luther’s rebellion. He has also suggested informally that a Lutheran married to a Catholic might legitimately decide to receive communion from a Catholic priest, and that disputes between Catholics and...
  • IMPORTANT REPOST: The true enemies of the Church are bad Catholics [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2017 9:22:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caelic ^ | June 20, 2017 | New Catholic
    IMPORTANT REPOST: The true enemies of the Church are bad Catholics It is a well-known account. Sister Marie Bernarde (Bernadette) Soubirous is in the convent of the Sisters of Charity in Nevers, it is 1870, war is raging throughout northern France as the Prussian-led German armies march towards Paris. The first printed version of the account,* published while she was still living, is the following. A visitor came to Bernadette at that time and made her the following questions: - Did you receive, in the grotto of Lourdes, or after then, any revelations related to the future and fate of...