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  • The Urgent Call of the Cross

    09/12/2016 9:15:29 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 22 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 9/12/2016 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    The Urgent Call of the Cross Dr. Brian Kopp 9/12/2016 Many of us are suffering right now. It’s recent and sudden, and happening in ways we never anticipated or imagined. Steve Skojec has heroically shared with us his incomprehensible crosses. The family discord, this falling away between family members and among otherwise close friends, the many cancers, diseases, catastrophic accidents and job losses, the persecutions, both wet and dry, the malfeasance among many of our highest shepherds, all this and more is bewildering and overwhelming. Everyone who has a deep Faith and a spiritual awareness right now feels the palpable...
  • Tears of Joy, and of Reparation

    07/26/2016 7:09:35 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 21 replies
    onepeterfive.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Tears of Joy, and of Reparation By Dr. Brian Kopp on July 5, 2016 1P5 BlogEditor’s note: in March, we shared the news with our readers that 1P5 contributor Dr. Brian Kopp had suffered a series of debilitating strokes that were, at the time, life-threatening. By God’s grace, Brian pulled through, and is making progress in his physical recovery. This is his first contribution since that time. Please pray for his continued healing. I went to my parish for the Traditional Latin Mass today. It was the first time I went there with a pair of forearm crutches instead of...
  • Global Catastrophe Rising: So now what do we do? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2015 7:56:59 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 19 replies
    The Remnant ^ | 03/18/15 | Hillary White
    Global Catastrophe Rising: So now what do we do?by Hillary White Wednesday, March 18, 2015 I don’t have any answers for the questions I will pose below, but I think, with less than eight months to go before the next installment of the Synod to End the Family, now might be a good time to at least open the discussion: what do we do when the Cardinal Kasper’s New Paradigm is officially in place? Simply put, can a Catholic in good conscience continue to attend a parish where the priest has agreed to go along with the New Paradigm? And...
  • CONCERNING OBJECTIONS TO CHURCH'S TEACHING ON RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION BY DIVORCED AND REMARRIED

    03/17/2015 6:01:11 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 40 replies
    CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH [vatican.va] ^ | Jan 1, 1998 | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH CONCERNING SOME OBJECTIONS TO THE CHURCH'S TEACHING ON THE RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION BY DIVORCED AND REMARRIED MEMBERS OF THE FAITHFUL [1]Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger The Letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of 14 September 1994 concerning the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried members of the faithful was met with a very lively response across wide sections of the Church. Along with many positive reactions, more than a few critical voices were also heard. The fundamental objections against the teaching and practice of the Church are outlined...
  • Euthanasia: A Generation Cries “Non Serviam! Non Servietur Mihi!”

    03/09/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | March 9, 2015 | Brian Kopp
    Euthanasia: A Generation Cries “Non Serviam! Non Servietur Mihi!” Brian KoppMarch 9, 2015The sexual revolution, and the Baby Boomer generation that launched it, has often been said to have embraced as its motto Jeremiah’s phrase of “Non Serviam!”  “Of old time thou hast broken my yoke, thou hast burst my bands, and thou saidst: I will not serve. For on every high hill, and under every green tree thou didst prostitute thyself.”– Jeremiah 2:20 This declaration of “I will not serve” is attributed by Jeremiah to the people of Israel in their rejection of God, but more generally it is...
  • Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance

    02/24/2015 8:46:22 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    1Peter5 ^ | February 24, 2015 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance by Dr. Brian KoppFebruary 24, 2015Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart. The February 2015 Linacre Quarterly (the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association) features a groundbreaking study by Chris Kahlenborn, MD of The Polycarp Research Institute titled Mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. The study, contrasting the theoretical basis on which emergency contraception (otherwise known as “Plan B”) is claimed to function with the facts and statistics of the most recent research outlining the mechanism by which they cause early abortions, is sure to cause heartburn among...
  • EPA chief headed to Vatican to talk climate change

    01/27/2015 6:19:33 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 29 replies
    The Fishwrap ^ | 01/27/15 | Brian Roewe
    EPA chief headed to Vatican to talk climate change Brian Roewe  |  Jan. 27, 2015 Eco Catholic The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to make a brief Vatican visit at the end of the week on the topic of addressing climate change. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will meet there Friday with senior officials, among them Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. She is also slated to meet with Catholic journalists Friday morning and business leaders in Rome that afternoon. The agency initiated the meeting through U.S. Ambassador to the Holy...
  • Rabbits and NFP

    01/23/2015 10:57:36 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 67 replies
    Faith, Reason and Health blog ^ | 01/23/15 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Friday, January 23, 2015 Rabbits and NFP My wife and and I taught NFP for ten years. We heard all the jokes (i.e., half truths and outright lies) about NFP, typified by this perennial favorite: "What do you call couples who use NPF? 'Parents.'" We heard the continual disparagement about "breeding like rabbits." We had couples who walked out of our class after my presentation on the necessity of having "grave reason" for recourse to NFP. We also had couples who, after hearing the Church's teaching on the necessity of having "grave reason" for having recourse NFP, realized they had...
  • BREAKING: [Burke says] Pope Harming the Church

    10/17/2014 5:25:44 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 163 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | Oct 17 2014 | Michael Voris
    Oct 17 20147 Comments By Church Militant TV News Headlines BREAKING: Pope Harming the Church Cardinal Burke: Pope is harming the Church by not making his position clear. To read the entire interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke, click here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLS3cOxfkJw
  • Vatican synod: Victory for Pope Francis on gay issues

    10/14/2014 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/13/14 | David Willey
    Vatican synod: Victory for Pope Francis on gay issues By David Willey BBC News, The Vatican Most of the clerics at the synod support Francis's moderate stance on family matters Halfway through the Vatican synod on the family, Pope Francis has scored a first quiet victory.He has convinced many Catholic Church leaders to moderate their formerly strongly critical language about gay unions, and to admit that homosexuals may have "gifts and qualities to offer".The tone of a preliminary position paper drawn up by about 200 bishops after a week of closed-door discussions shows compassion and understanding not only towards people...
  • Pope Francis distances himself from ‘very conservative’ bishops

    10/08/2014 10:06:18 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/8/14 | John-Henry Westen
    Wed Oct 8, 2014 - 10:59 am EST Pope Francis distances himself from ‘very conservative’ bishops John-Henry Westen Follow John-Henry By John-Henry Westen catholic , pope francis , synod on the family ROME – In an interview released on the opening of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis distanced himself from “very conservative” bishops, adding however that he enjoys "debating" them as long as they are "intellectually well-formed."In an interview with the pope, published October 5, reporter Joaquín Morales Solá at Argentina’s La Nacion newspaper asked if he was “worried” about the recent book by five cardinals opposing Kasper’s...
  • On The Reception Of Holy Communion by Divorced And Remarried Members Of The Faithful

    10/07/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 4 replies
    Vatican Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith ^ | 1994/1998 | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH CONCERNING SOME OBJECTIONS TO THE CHURCH'S TEACHING ON THE RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION BY DIVORCED AND REMARRIED MEMBERS OF THE FAITHFUL [1]Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger The Letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of 14 September 1994 concerning the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried members of the faithful was met with a very lively response across wide sections of the Church. Along with many positive reactions, more than a few critical voices were also heard. The fundamental objections against the teaching and practice of the Church are...
  • BREAKING: Synod hears explosive proposals to drop ‘disordered,’ ‘living in sin’ etc.

    10/07/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 193 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/7/14 | John-Henry Westen
    Tue Oct 7, 2014 - 8:58 am EST BREAKING: Synod hears explosive proposals to drop ‘disordered,’ ‘living in sin’ etc. John-Henry Westen Follow John-Henry By John-Henry Westen homosexuality , synod on the family , thomas rosica Speaking at this afternoon’s Vatican press briefing on the Synod on the Family English-language spokesman for the Synod, Fr. Thomas Rosica noted there has been much discussion about language in the Synod’s deliberations.Fr. Rosica explained what he believed to be “one of the salient interventions” of the day, noting that according to the presenter, “language such as ‘living in sin’, ‘intrinsically disordered’, or ‘contraceptive...
  • Pope Francis: "It gives me pleasure to have debates with conservative bishops"

    10/07/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 142 replies
    summorum pontificum blog ^ | 10/7/14 | Brian Kopp
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Pope Francis: "It gives me pleasure to have debates with conservative bishops"By Brian Kopp This recent article in The Tablet pretty much confirms, if there were still any doubt, that Pope Francis does not consider himself a "conservative" within the Church. See area in bold: Francis: Church must reach out a hand, not beat with a stick 06 October 2014 17:50 by Hannah Roberts in Rome Pope Francis has stated that the Church “must not withdraw into dogma” and should recognise that “the world has changed”. As the bishops prepared to begin discussions on issues relating to...
  • The possible demotion of Card. Burke. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

    09/16/2014 7:24:30 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 29 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 09/16/14 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The possible demotion of Card. Burke. Wherein Fr. Z rants. Posted on 16 September 2014 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Now that the cat is out of the bag, I’ll post this. I do not like the fact that Sandro Magister posted in this way, however.  I’ve been biting the inside of my mouth for a while now.  The optimist in me was saying that the official announcement would not be made until after the Synod of Bishops, or at least the beginning of the Synod.  Or at all.It’s not good news.  At the time of this writing, it is still...
  • Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke

    09/16/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 26 replies
    Chiesa news ^ | 9/17/14 | Sandro Magister
    Vatican Diary / Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke As the impeccable prefect of the supreme tribunal of the apostolic signatura, he is on the verge of being demoted to the purely honorary role of “patron” of an order of knighthood. At the behest of Pope Francis by Sandro Magister VATICAN CITY, September 17, 2014 – The “revolution” of Pope Francis in ecclesiastical governance is not losing its driving thrust. And so, as happens in every self-respecting revolution, the heads continue to roll for churchmen seen as deserving this metaphorical guillotine. In his first months as bishop of Rome, pope...
  • Fulton Sheen update: Peoria issues “additional clarifications” on sainthood cause

    09/05/2014 8:25:00 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 27 replies
    The Catholic Diocese of Peoria via The Deacon's bench blog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Fulton Sheen update: Peoria issues “additional clarifications” on sainthood cause September 5, 2014 by Deacon Greg Kandra After New York’s volley yesterday, here comes a response.From the Diocese of Peoria: After an outpouring of great support for the actions taken by Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria regarding the suspension of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Cause of Sainthood, the Diocese is providing additional clarifications.According to the Chancellor of the Diocese of Peoria, Patricia Gibson, who has worked with the Cause from the beginning, “Bishop Jenky only agreed to pursue the cause for canonization of...
  • In 2000, Cardinal Ratzinger admitted Russia has not been consecrated

    08/07/2014 9:10:35 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 25 replies
    Friday, August 8, 2014 In 2000, Cardinal Ratzinger admitted Russia has not been consecratedBy Brian Kopp Despite all the claims to the contrary, Russia has not been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested at Fatima. Cardinal Ratzinger himself admitted this at the press conference in the year 2000 at the Vatican when the "Third Secret" was "revealed." Here's the video in which Chris Ferrara reads Cardinal Ratzinger's own words regarding the consecration, from the transcript of that news conference, beginning at 48:50 but especially right at 50:00 minutes into the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxgDQZCrhLg Regarding a question about Fr....
  • Why Would All These People Lie About Pope Francis?

    07/23/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 47 replies
    blog.steveskojec.com ^ | 7/19/2014 | Steve Skojec
    Why Would All These People Lie About Pope Francis? Steve Skojec7/19/2014   In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening...
  • Moscow Patriarch awards patriarchal honor prize to top Russian Communist leader

    06/28/2014 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 4 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | 6/28/2014 | New Catholic
    Moscow Patriarch awards patriarchal honor prize to top Russian Communist leader Forgiving your persecutors? Yes, a Christian attitude. "Honoring the king"? Yes, certainly (I Pt 2:17). Giving a public prize honoring the leading figure of the organizational successor of the very same unrepentant Atheistic Materialistic Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist political party that martyred as many of your ancestors in the faith as they could and that tried to wipe out any trace of Christianity from your land with cruelty and ferocity unsurpassed since Apostolic times? Well, that is quite unexpected. From the website of the Moscow Patriarchate: Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia...