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  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan capitulates to an aggressive homosexual agenda

    09/18/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 14 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for his column in New York Catholic, Cardinal Timothy Dolan complains that he is receiving much criticism for deciding to serve as Grand Marshall in next year's St. Patrick's Day parade which will feature homosexuals marching under their own banner. The Cardinal writes, I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept...
  • An open letter to His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera

    04/30/2014 7:35:58 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera, Prefect Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Piazza Pio XII 10 00193, Rome Italy Your Eminence; I am a Catholic in good standing and a member of the faithful in the Diocese of Worcester in the state of Massachusetts, U.S.A. I bring to you a serious concern that I and others have been unable to have properly addressed by His Excellency, The Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of the Worcester Diocese There is an extensive lack of respect and devotion toward Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Indeed, it...
  • Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!" (to Gay Football Player Michael Sam)

    03/09/2014 4:44:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 43 replies
    "Who am I to judge?" makes a triumphant entry in the American subset of the College of Cardinals, in an interview granted to the highest-rated political debate program on US television, to be broadcast tomorrow: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised University of Missouri football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay, saying he would not judge the athlete for his sexual orientation. "Good for him," Dolan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "I would have no sense of judgment on him," Dolan continued. "God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same...
  • Spanish Cardinal-elect: ‘not an insult’ to call homosexuality a psychological disorder

    01/21/2014 3:49:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Hilary White
    ROME, January 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The secular media is abuzz with comments from Archbishop Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, recently named as a cardinal-elect by Pope Francis, that homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be treated. Sebastián told the Spanish newspaper Diario Sur on Monday that: “Homosexuality is a defective manner of expressing sexuality, because [sex] has a structure and a purpose, which is procreation.” “A homosexual who can’t achieve procreation is failing,” he said. “Our bodies have many defects. I have high blood pressure, a defect I have to try and correct in whatever way I can.” “To say...
  • Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society

    09/16/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Sep 13, 2013 14:49 EST Tags: carlo caffarra, family, homosexuality ROME, September 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Replacing terms like mother and father with “Parent 1 and Parent 2” is not an innocuous defense of “equality” but the beginning of a complete re-write of Italian society, a prominent Italian cardinal said this week. Changing the categories of family life and genealogy could send “a real earthquake” through the social structure....
  • South Africa cardinal says pedophilia not a crime

    03/17/2013 7:44:11 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 16, 2013 | David Dolan and Jason Webb
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis this week has told the BBC pedophilia is an illness and not a crime. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, the Catholic Archbishop of Durban, told BBC Radio 5 on Saturday that pedophilia was a "disorder" that needed to be treated. "From my experience, pedophilia is actually an illness. It's not a criminal condition, it's an illness," he said. Napier said he knew of at least two priests who became pedophiles after they were abused as children. "Now don't tell me that those people are criminally responsible like somebody who...
  • New Pope snubs Cardinal Law

    03/15/2013 4:35:53 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 21 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 15/3/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    The first days of his papacy to Pope Francis, the archbishop of Buenos Aires elected Pope with the white smoke on Wednesday evening began with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile

    03/13/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/13/13 | Francis X Rocca
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has had a growing reputation as a very spiritual man with a talent for pastoral leadership serving in a region with the largest number of the world’s Catholics. Since 1998, he has been archbishop of Buenos Aires, where his style is low-key and close to the people. He rides the bus, visits the poor, lives in a simple apartment and cooks his own meals. To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as “Father Jorge.” He also has created new parishes, restructured the administrative offices, led pro-life initiatives and started new pastoral programs, such as...
  • Argentina cardinal named pope

    03/13/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT · by edcoil · 22 replies
    drudge | 3-12-2013 | edcoil
    Drudge says Argentina gets pope
  • Is this Cardinal, Pope Emeritus Benedict's candidate to be his successor

    03/07/2013 5:17:17 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 7 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 7/3/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    A few days ago Cardinal Meisner was speculating that it would be good for a man as young as 45 to be Pope. The youngest Cardinal happens to be 55 and formerly an Auxiliary Bishop in the Cardinal's Archdiocese of Cologne. Step forward Cardinal Woelki (55), seen above at his introduction to the See of Berlin, at which none other than Cardinal Meisner preached. Cardinal Marx of Munich is also to be seen concelebrating. It is not too much a leap to see the hand of Cardinal Meisner in the early promotion and indeed the red hat for Cardinal Woelki.
  • Cardinal plotting anti-Ratzinger progressive Papacy

    03/07/2013 5:14:21 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 7/3/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, will participate in the conclave, though he is 80 years old in two days. He will thus be the oldest of the Papal voters. The German cardinal is presently the most heavyweight representative of the progressive cardinals who flag up an anti-Ratzinger pontificate. The former assistant to Hans Küng was removed in 1999 by John Paul II as Bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart and transported to Rome, where he was until 2010 President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. (Cathcon- what a pair Cardinal Lehmann, research assistant to Karl Rahner and Cardinal Kasper, assistant...
  • Hungarian cardinal’s ministry, reach extend well beyond Europe

    03/01/2013 1:09:17 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    The Catholic Sun ^ | February 28, 2013 | CNS
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo ministers from the heart of Europe, but with a concern and contacts that span the globe. Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest is among the cardinals eligible to vote in the upcoming conclave. He is pictured at the Vatican in this 2012 file photo. The 60-year-old archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Cardinal Erdo serves as the president of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, coordinating common projects on the continent as well as European church support for Catholic communities in the developing world
  • Cardinal joins in Muslim prayer in the Great Mosque of Lyon

    02/25/2013 10:47:31 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 57 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25/02/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    The Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Cardinal Barbarin visited the Grand Mosque of Lyon, and there prayed for the release of a seven-member French family who has been kidnapped in Cameroon and is held hostage. "Does Allah hear the prayers more than our Lord Jesus Christ?," asks the French website Riposte Catholique
  • Papabile of the Day: Cardinal Ouellet

    02/22/2013 4:49:11 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 2 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 2/20/13 | John Allen
    As veteran Vatican writer Andrea Tornielli reminds readers today in La Stampa, one way to judge how serious a papal candidate may be is by how much whispering, rumor and character assassination that person generates. By that standard alone, one probably ought to take Cardinal Marc Ouellet seriously indeed.
  • Cardinal......Blames Gay Priests for Abuse Scandals Facing Catholic Church [Turkson]

    02/22/2013 11:03:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 2/19/13 | Simon Caldwell
    Cardinal Peter Turkson made the comments to an American journalist He said similar sex scandals would not happen in African churches Cardinal Turkson is second favourite to take over as PopeThe African cardinal widely tipped to be the first black pope in modern history faced a firestorm of criticism last night after he laid the blame for clerical sex abuse crises at the feet of gay priests. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who comes from Ghana, told an American journalist that similar sex scandals would never convulse churches in Africa because the culture was inimical to homosexuality. ‘African traditional systems kind of...
  • Waiting for the hat to drop: Card. Mahony relieved of duties in Los Angeles [Catholic Caucus]

    02/01/2013 1:51:36 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 1, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Archbishop of Los Angeles, Most Rev. José H. Gomez, has said “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties.” See the pdf of the letter HERE.What this means is that His Eminence cannot be any sort of representative for the sitting Archbishop or for the Archdiocese. Canon law itself gives Cardinal some faculties. According to can. 357§2, “in those matters which pertain to their own person, cardinals living outside of Rome and outside their own diocese are exempt from the power of governance of the bishop of the...
  • 'Oppose Gay Marriage, But Accept All,' Urges Chicago Catholic Cardinal

    01/02/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2013 | Katherine Weber
    On the first day of 2013, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George issued a letter to priests state-wide, urging Catholics to inform their state legislators of their opposition to same-sex marriage, the legalization of which is to be introduced in the coming days. "Civil laws that establish 'same sex marriage' create a legal fiction," George wrote in a letter sent to priests on Jan. 1, according to the Chicago Tribune. "The State has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible," George continued. "Good pastoral practice encourages families to accept all their children and not break relationships with...
  • Joy over Syro-Malankara appointment (Church head becomes its first ever cardinal)

    10/26/2012 7:00:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    ucanews ^ | October 25, 2012
    Cardinal-designate Cleemis will be ordained on November 24 Half a million faithful across the globe were today celebrating yesterday’s papal announcement appointing Major Archbishop Catholicos Baselios Mar Cleemis, the head of the Syro-Malankara Church in India, a cardinal.The 53-year-old cardinal-designate becomes the Syro-Malankara Church’s first ever cardinal and the youngest in the Catholic Church’s College of Cardinals which elects the Pope.Metropolitan Archbishop Thomas Mar Coorilos of Thiruvalla made the announcement at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Pattom in the southern state of Kerala yesterday afternoon.“It’s a historic moment for our church and a great honor. We thank God for this...
  • In final interview, liberal Cardinal says Church '200 years out of date'

    09/02/2012 1:22:52 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 91 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/02/2012 | Reuters
    ROME (Reuters) - The former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Catholic Church was "200 years out of date" in his final interview before his death, published on Saturday. Martini, once favored by Vatican progressives to succeed Pope John Paul II and a prominent voice in the church until his death at the age of 85 on Friday, gave a scathing portrayal of a pompous and bureaucratic church failing to move with the times. "Our culture has aged, our churches are big and empty and the church bureaucracy rises up, our rituals and our...
  • Major shake-up expected at top of Vatican

    06/15/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 41 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 15 June | Cathcon
    Nearly a dozen senior leadership positions are filled with dignitaries beyond the retirement age of 75. Will the Curia become more international? In the Vatican, a number of high ranking staff changes are awaited. Among them, it is not for certain that the Cardinal Secretary of State will remain in office, who is currently the focus of the "Vatileaks" attack. But there are currently almost a dozen senior positions with occupied by dignitaries above the pensionable age of 75. And even if no relationship between leaks scandal and retirement exists, the appointment will this time attract special attention. In addition,...
  • Cardinal- progressive Catholics can be just as anti-semitic as traditionalists

    05/25/2012 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Koch's speech in Jerusalem
  • Catholic cardinal publicly blasts Georgetown University president for Sebelius invite defense

    05/16/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The news earlier this month that Georgetown University had invited HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to deliver a commencement speech resulted in an eruption of criticism for the school's president, John J. DeGioia. The church has bitterly criticized the HHS mandate that would force Catholic institutions to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients that violate the tenets of Catholic doctrine, and the invitation of the author of that mandate offended many of those who oppose the imposition of the mandate. DeGioia tried to defend his decision on Monday by claiming that the invitation was offered before the HHS mandate was announced, and...
  • Vatican and liberation theologians battle for the soul of Pontifical University

    05/12/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 12 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal accused of wanting to end the pluralism of the academic centre The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, a cradle of Liberation Theology, on Friday released a letter to the Vatican Secretary of state where they reject Cardinal Cipriani as confrontational as a dialogue partner in the process in which they are involved. "The only way to achieve full peace that the University and the Peruvian bishops want is if Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani ceases to be the interlocutor between the hierarchy of the Church and the college authorities", says the rector Marcial Rubio in the letter sent to Cardinal...
  • Cardinal knew of 40 cases of abuse

    04/11/2012 3:49:48 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 7 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 11 April 2012 | Cathcon
    The Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels was definitely informed forty times of sexual abuse within the Belgian Catholic Church, according to the Flemish newspaper Het Laaste News, which relies on a correspondence between the cardinal and the victims or their families. These letters have emerged as part of the extensive investigation, named Operation Chalice.
  • Austrian woman intends to celebrate "Easter Mass"

    04/05/2012 3:36:35 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 17 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 5 April 2012 | Cathcon
    At Easter, the theologian Martha Heizer returns to committing a "delictum gravis" and will hold a Eucharistic celebration in the "domestic church" – under the threat of excommunication. The Tyrolean church theologian and critic Martha Heizer has drawn the ire of many religious leaders. She and four colleagues are accused of imitating Eucharistic celebrations without a priest. In the ecclesiastical world, this is a "delictum gravis", ie a "serious offense", which may lead to the excommunication. The local clergy has now launched investigations into the case. An opinion of the Bishop, Manfred Scheuer should be be presented "in the coming...
  • Cardinal sees problems with SSPX

    04/03/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT · by Gillibrand
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3rd April 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Karl Josef Becker sees big problems for an agreement between the Vatican and the traditionalist SSPX "to combine both positions, that's difficult," the Jesuit said in an interview with the Cologne diocesan church newspaper on Sunday. He has worked as a consultant to the CDF during the negotiations between the SSPX. Pope Benedict XVI in mid-March asked the SSPX to clarify by April 15 their position and to avoid a breach with Rome.
  • Cardinal Carlo Martini has chosen to engage in dissent and lying

    03/30/2012 7:22:44 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In my last post, I noted how Cardinal Carlo Martini says [in his new book], "I disagree with the position of those in the Church, that take issue with civil unions..It is not bad, instead of casual sex between men, that two people have a certain stability..." Besides demonstrating his personal loss of faith, the retired Cardinal provides us with further evidence that the homosexual agenda has made significant inroads within the Church. But that hardly comes as news. Back in 1995, reporter Edwin Thomas of Micromega magazine carried out an unusual survey. Every evening for several weeks, Mr. Thomas...
  • New American Cardinal Calls Abortion "Civil Rights Struggle" Of Our Time

    03/13/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Freeper Exclusive | 3/13/2012 | My eyes and ears
    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland- Joined by Bishops from nearby Baltimore and Washington DC, America's newest Cardinal Edwin O'Brien called abortion the "the civil rights struggle of our time" at the opening Mass of Maryland's annual March For Life. O'Brien went on to criticize the Obama administration's new health care law requirements that would force the Catholic Church to provide contraception drugs including those that cause abortions. He also called Maryland's recent legalization of homosexual marriage an attack on the family and the institution of marriage itself. The Cardinal thanked all those who were working on the pro-life and traditional marriage causes and...
  • Chicago's Cardinal Warns Of An ObamaCare Gulag

    02/28/2012 7:28:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business ^ | 2/28/12 | Staff
    First Amendment: The ex-head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops compares the administration take on freedom of worship to the Soviet Union's and says its contraceptive mandate will force church hospitals to close. On the first Sunday of Lent, Chicago's Francis Cardinal George issued his version of the letter issued by the USCCB he recently led. It shredded assurances by the administration that things could be worked out so that religious freedom would not be impaired and painted a bleak future that just might be the administration's intent. Going a bit further than his peers
  • What the heck is a cardinal, anyway?

    01/12/2012 6:54:51 AM PST · by DogwoodSouth · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Southern Fried Catholicism ^ | 12/12/2012 | Brad Noel
    Apart from the newly-crowned national football champions (Go SEC!), there's been another tide of crimson on the horizon in the news: Earlier this week, Pope Benedict announced a consistory in which he will raise 22 prelates to the Sacred College of Cardinals. Among the newly named cardinals are two Americans: Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of New York and Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, the former archbishop of Baltimore and the current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. I was gonna post that news and leave it at that. But it occurred to me that for...
  • Consistory near: Vatican orders new cardinal's rings (Catholic Caucus)

    12/30/2011 3:06:59 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 29, 2011 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Cardinals Created by the Savi Brothers, the Vatican's trusted goldsmiths. On 18 February the Pope will appoint 15 new cardinals Andrea TornielliVatican City In February - in all likelihood the 18th and 19th of February - the fourth consistory for the creation of new cardinals in Benedict XVI's pontificate will take place. Vatican Insider has written many times of the lists of possible new cardinals: the now-imminent decision is confirmed by the purchasing of the new cardinal's rings. It is tradition, in fact, for the reigning Pontiff to give a ring to the new “senators of the Church”. Up until...
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S.

    11/28/2011 8:49:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-28-11 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, November 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the highest ranking cardinals in the Vatican has said that the United States is “well on the way” to the persecution of Christians. Cardinal Raymond Burke Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and now the head of the Vatican’s highest court, told Catholic News Agency that he could envision a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S., “even by announcing her own teaching,” is accused of “engaging in illegal activity, for instance, in its teaching on human sexuality.” Asked if the cardinal could even see American Catholics being arrested...
  • Wind-Turbine Maker That Obama Praised Files for Bankruptcy

    08/05/2011 2:44:34 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Industry Week ^ | 7/1/11 | Josh Cable
    "Renewable energy isn't something pie in the sky," Obama said during a speech at Cardinal. "It's not part of a far-off future. It's happening all across America right now. " ... It can create millions of new jobs and entire new industries if we act right now." Jeff Grabner, vice president and head of the company's wind business, told the Plain Dealer earlier in the week that Cardinal had been losing business to European suppliers who had underbid Cardinal, forcing the company to trim its workforce by 15 employees a year ago.
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • Pope tells new cardinals to be ready to sacrifice their lives

    11/20/2010 11:14:58 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | November 20, 2010
    Cardinal Bernard Agre of Abidjan, Ivory Coast reads his program while Cardinal Christoph Schonborn greets a friend Vatican City, Nov 20, 2010 / 11:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict welcomed the newest cardinals Nov. 20 with a call to service and sacrifice, even if it means spilling their blood. Two Americans, Donald W. Wuerl and Raymond L. Burke, are among the 24 new cardinals the Pope "created" on Nov. 20. Others come from a variety of countries, from Ecuador to Zambia, while 10 are Italians. The warm reception they received inside St. Peter's Basilica contrasted with the cool morning...
  • The Ideology of Homosexuality [Ecumenical]

    11/16/2010 9:44:10 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 37 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | 2010 | Giacomo Cardinal Biffi
    Regarding the problem of homosexuality that is emerging today, the Christian conception tells us that one must always distinguish the respect due to persons, which involves rejecting any marginalization of them in society and politics (except for the unalterable nature of marriage and the family), from the rejection of any exalted "ideology of homosexuality," which is obligatory. The word of God, as we know it in a page of the letter to the Romans by the apostle Paul, offers us on the contrary a theological interpretation of the rampant cultural aberration in this matter: such an aberration – the sacred...
  • Vatican cardinal attacks fellow cardinal for 'covering up' abuse case

    05/11/2010 5:59:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 120+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2010 | Nick Pisa
    A senior Vatican cardinal has launched an attack on a fellow cardinal, accusing him over "covering up" a sex abuse case, in the latest setback for the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, 65, who is seen as a possible future Pope, slammed his fellow prince of the Church, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 83, for dismissing the paedophile priest crisis as "petty gossip." Cardinal Schoenborn said that Cardinal Sodano, who is currently Dean of the Vatican's all powerful College of Cardinals, had attempted to cover up of a high profile Austrian sex abuse case. Vienna Cardinal Schoenborn told Austrian Catholic news...
  • The Great Majority Are Liberal: Appointments of Cardinals

    10/14/2010 11:51:36 PM PDT · by 0beron · 15 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/14/2010 | Tancred
    A Vaticanist has published a list of the new Cardinals who will be named next week. The Pope continues the tragic tradition: talk Catholic and appoint old Liberals. [kreuz.net, Vatican] Next Wednesday the Pope will hold a Consistory to reveal the names of new Cardinals. This is from Vaticanist of the Italian News 'Il Foglio', Paulo Rodari. The Consistory will be prepared for the feast of Christ the King on the 20th and 21st of November. There should be more Prelates above 80 among the future Cardinals. They are not able to vote in the next Conclave.
  • Belgian cardinal urged victim to delay sex abuse statement

    08/29/2010 2:27:24 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28th 2010 | Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
    (Reuters) - The former head of Belgium's Catholic Church suggested to a sexual abuse victim it would be better to delay a public statement on the case until the bishop involved resigned in 2011, a Church spokesman said on Saturday. Jurgen Mettepenningen confirmed transcripts in Belgium's De Standaard newspaper of a meeting Roman Catholic Cardinal Godfried Danneels held with Bishop Roger Vangheluwe and a sexual abuse victim of the bishop in April 2010. "It is true this meeting and conversation took place, and that the transcript is correct," Mettepenningen told Reuters. Danneels's spokesman Toon Osaer told Reuters the cardinal had...
  • Red Hat Speculation Begins... (Catholic Caucus)

    08/10/2010 9:52:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Te Deum ^ | August 9, 2010 | Diane M. Korzeniewski
    Before I send you off into the pregame show of an ecclesial "sport" that comes around every few years (the making of Cardinals - known more plainly as - a consistory), I want to toss in another item that I was unable to post on last week.  Blogging Canonist Ed Peters was recently at a Canon Law Conference at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Also there, was another blogging canonist, Fr. John Boyle, of the UK who is spending a year in Marquette, Michigan (I got to know Fr. Boyle through blogging...
  • Scottish Cardinal attacks US over Lockerbie bomber reaction

    08/07/2010 11:07:29 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 August 2010
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has made an outspoken attack on the United States over the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Cardinal Keith O'Brien said the Scottish government was right to free Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last year on compassionate grounds. US lawmakers want Scottish politicians to explain to a Senate committee their decision to release Megrahi. But the cardinal said ministers should not go crawling to the US like lapdogs. Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish government's justice secretary, released Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, after being told that three months was a "reasonable estimate" of his life...
  • LA cardinal's deposition in abuse case released [Didn't tell Cops, boys were illegals ]

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony says in a deposition he didn't call police in 1986 after a priest admitted to molesting two boys and didn't warn parishioners because the priest told him the boys were illegal immigrants who had returned to Mexico. Mahony says in the document released Tuesday that he didn't take stronger action because he didn't know the victims' identities and because the Rev. Michael Baker told him the abuse happened outside the parish.
  • Tribute to Mothers

    05/09/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation ^ | Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty [1892-1975]
    The most important person… on earth is a Mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – A dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new souls to heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation… What on God’s good...
  • Victim advocacy group protests controversial cardinal's upcoming visit (Catholic Caucus)

    04/20/2010 11:41:45 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 279+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/20/2010 | William Wan
    Advocates for victims of clergy abuse are protesting a decision by a local Catholic group to bring a controversial former Vatican official to Washington this weekend to celebrate a Latin Mass at one of the country's most important Catholic churches. Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos is scheduled to lead a first-of its-kind "solemn Pontifical Mass" on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington. Castrillon, who served as head of the Vatican's Congregation of the Clergy, made international headlines when a 2001 letter he wrote to a French bishop surfaced last week.... In response,...
  • CZECH CARDINAL: CHRIST NIXED, ISLAM IN

    01/07/2010 7:09:03 AM PST · by freedomyes · 10 replies · 533+ views
    TownHall ^ | Jan 7 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Roman Catholic Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk warns that Europe’s rejection of Christ has opened up Europe for the Koran’s Allah take-over.
  • The "Coupist" Cardinal (Honduras)

    07/30/2009 9:09:16 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 447+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 7/29/2009 | Mark D. Tooley
    The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tegucgalpa, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, has been steadfast in denouncing intervention by...Hugo Chavez into Honduras on behalf of now ousted leftist President...Zelaya. For his exertions, the international left has labeled Rodriguez the “cardinal golpista” or coupist cardinal. The prelate also reports regular death threats against himself. Undeterred, Rodrigues insists he is not necessarily a supporter of every aspect of Zelaya’s ouster, especially his deportation. But he is adamant that the Honduran Congress, Supreme Court and military, backed by most Hondurans, accurately saw Zelaya as subverting the constitution, with support from Chavez. “You must know...
  • Card. Castrillon: Bp. Fellay recognized Vatican II (Report: Full communion will come.)

    01/31/2009 4:48:53 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 425+ views
    wdtprs.com ^ | 29 Jan 09 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Card. Castrillon: Bp. Fellay recognized Vatican II CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 4:41 pm The johnny-on-the-spot site Rorate has two good pieces you would do well to look at. First, there is an entry called Cardinal Castrillón: Relevant declarations to Corriere della Sera Also check Corriere. Here is a salient point or two: The Holy See did not know about SSPX Bp. Williamson’s interview with a Swedish TV station in which he spoke about the Holocaust. Also… and this is HUGE…. HUGE: Full communion will come. In our discussions, Bishop Fellay recognized the Second Vatican Council, he recognized...
  • Cardinal Zen asks Chinese Bishops for Courage, No Compromise

    01/04/2009 2:56:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/3/2009 | By James Wang
    The Cardinal asks the Bishops to follow the example of Saint Stephen the first Martyr and not compromise with the Regime. Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - The bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, has asked all of the (official) bishops of China to be courageous, and not slip into compromises with the regime. In an article in the January 4 edition of the diocesan weekly Gong Jiaobao, he urges Chinese bishops and priests to have the virtues of Saint Stephen, the first martyr, and not to submit constantly to directions of the state that are contrary to the faith: "to...
  • (Cardinal) Avery Dulles, RIP

    12/12/2008 7:51:03 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 589+ views
    Commonweal ^ | 12/12/2008 | David Gibson
    Word has come down that Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, one of the great figures of the Catholic Church, certainly in the United States, died this morning in the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham. He was 90, and his generally good health had begun to fail of late....
  • No body (found) in exhumed (Cardinal John Henry) Newman's grave

    10/05/2008 3:25:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 1,285+ views
    BBC ^ | October 4, 2008
    The grave of the 19th Century Cardinal John Henry Newman did not contain his body, the Catholic Church has revealed.The plot, at the Oratory House, Rednal, near Birmingham, was excavated on Thursday at the Vatican's instruction. His remains were to have been moved to the Birmingham Oratory, in preparation for Newman's anticipated beatification. Newman's body may have decomposed, as his coffin was not lead-lined. Its absence will not affect the progress of his cause in Rome, a spokesman said.In a statement released on Saturday, Peter Jennings from the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory, said: "Brass, wooden and cloth artefacts from...