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  • A Tribute to “Saint” Paul VI [Catholic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | October 14, AD 2018 | Editor
    ...We begin, therefore, with a little “Litany to Saint Paul VI”, a list of 50 outrageous titles that can justly be applied to this new anti-saint. The idea, of course, is not to ask anyone to use this for an actual litany (God forbid!), but rather to point out vividly the absurdity of taking this wicked man for a saint of the Catholic Church. “St.” Paul VI was the… destroyer of the sacraments architect of the Novus Ordo Missae deformer of the Curia captain of collegiality councilor of heresy admirer of false religions cheerleader for the United Nations patron of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-15-18, M, St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor/Church

    10/14/2018 10:39:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 10-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15, 2018 Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1 Brothers and sisters:It is written that Abraham had two sons,one by the slave woman and the other by the freeborn woman.The son of the slave woman was born naturally,the son of the freeborn through a promise.Now this is an allegory.These women represent two covenants.One was from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery;this is Hagar.But the Jerusalem above is freeborn, and she is our mother.For it is written:Rejoice, you barren one who bore no children;break forth and shout, you...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Wrong People Francis Can’t Get Rid Of

    10/14/2018 7:31:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 14, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because at least three others can be pointed out, in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the Church. Francis too had known for some time about McCarrick’s bad conduct, his grooming of young people and seminarians, taking them on outings and then to bed. And yet he kept him right with him until the end, as his chief adviser in the appointments aimed at tipping the balance of power among the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Callistus I, 10-14-18

    10/14/2018 7:27:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Franciscan ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Pope Callistus I on the Saints portal | Northern transept of Our Lady cathedral of Reims, Marne, France | photo by Fab5669 Saint Callistus I Saint of the Day for October 14 (d. 223)  Saint Callistus I’s Story The most reliable information about this saint comes from his enemy Saint Hippolytus, an early antipope, later a martyr for the Church. A negative principle is used: If some worse things had happened, Hippolytus would surely have mentioned them.Callistus was a slave in the imperial Roman household. Put in charge of the bank by his master,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don

    10/14/2018 4:57:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | October 14, 2018 | George Neumayr
    The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don The Pope’s glowing words won’t save Wuerl. He will end his days in disgrace. Some of Donald Wuerl’s priests called him the “Tin Man,” a reference to his cold, heartless style as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., a position from which he has now formally resigned, though outrageously Pope Francis is permitting him to continue as an “apostolic administrator” until his successor arrives. It is hilarious that Wuerl became arguably the most powerful American cardinal in the “pastoral church of Pope Francis,” given that Wuerl is the least pastoral prelate imaginable. He instinctively...
  • Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

    10/14/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis is facing criticism from abortion activists across Europe this week after he likened abortion to “hiring a hitman” to kill unborn babies. The pope made the impromptu remark Wednesday at the Vatican. ADF reports the pope’s abortion comments were not in the text of his prepared weekly homily. Instead, he appears to have spoken from the heart about the pervasive violence against unborn babies. “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Does Heaven Cost? A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year

    10/14/2018 7:24:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-13-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Heaven Cost? A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • October 13, 2018 • The Rich Young Man Goes Away Sorrowful, J. Tissot (1894)The Sunday Gospel invites us to wrestle with these fundamental, essential, focal questions: “What does Heaven cost?” and “Am I willing to pay it?” I. Problematic Pondering – A rich man asks Jesus, Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?Though his question is a good one, it is problematic because he couches it in terms of his own personal power and achievement. He wonders what he...
  • Pope: Wuerl Can ‘Justify’ Actions Sheltering Predator Priests

    10/14/2018 6:59:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/12/18 | Bradley Eli
    Francis downplays Wuerl's culpability for sinsPope Francis is saying that Cdl. Donald Wuerl's actions in protecting predator priests — actions that destroyed the spiritual lives of many and the physical lives of some — were justified as simply "mistakes" made in good faith. In his letter accepting the resignation of Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C., Francis said in a letter Friday, "You have sufficient elements to 'justify' your actions and distinguish between what it means to cover up crimes or not to deal with problems, and to commit some mistakes." These "mistakes" were in actuality crimes, and Wuerl's name...
  • Cardinal Expands Seminary Review, Brings in Outside Firm

    10/14/2018 6:55:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Boston Pilot ^ | 10/11/18 | Jacqueline Tetrault
    BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley announced in an Oct. 11 statement that he has engaged an outside law firm to conduct the inquiry into conduct and culture at St. John's Seminary as well as expand the scope of the inquiry to include all three seminaries sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. In August, two former seminarians at St. John's posted on social media websites, including the Archdiocese's Facebook page, saying that they had "witnessed and experienced activities that are directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for the Catholic priesthood." Just days after the allegations appeared...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-14-18, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/13/2018 9:38:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 10-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 14, 2018 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 7:7-11 I prayed, and prudence was given me;I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.I preferred her to scepter and throne,and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand,and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,and I chose to have her rather than the light,because the splendor of her never yields to sleep.Yet all good things together came to me in her...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost (Gueranger)

    10/13/2018 9:07:18 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Green Semidouble THE REMAINING SUNDAYS are the last of the Church’s cycle; but their proximity with its final termination varies each Year, according as Easter was early or late. This their movable character does away with anything like harmony between the composition of their Masses and the Lessons of the Night Office, all of which, dating from August, have been appointed and fixed for each subsequent week. This we have already explained to our Readers. Still, the instruction, which the Faithful ought to derive from the sacred Liturgy, would be incomplete, and the spirit of the Church, during these...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Callixtus I, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    10/13/2018 9:07:14 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double HE WAS A SIGN OF CONTRADICTION in Israel. In his own time, Christians were ranged either around him or against him. The trouble excited by his mere name sixteen hundred years ago was renewed in the middle of the nineteenth century by the discovery of a famous book, which gave an occasion to the sectaries of our own days to stand with those of old against Callixtus and the Church. The book, entitled Philosophumena or refutation of heresies, was composed in the third century; it represented Callixtus, whose life and character were painted in the darkest colors,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, 10-13-18

    10/13/2018 8:10:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher | Achona, The Online Newspaper of Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa | photo by Keri Kelly/Achona Online Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Saint of the Day for October 13 (October 6, 1811 – October 6, 1849)  Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher’s Story Canada was one diocese from coast to coast during the first eight years of Marie-Rose Durocher’s life. Its half-million Catholics had received civil and religious liberty from the English only 44 years before.She was born in a little village near Montreal in 1811, the 10th of 11 children. She had a good education,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’

    10/13/2018 3:42:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 12, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’ Many who have studied the life and pontificate of Pope Paul VI are convinced that he was far from exemplary in his conduct as pastor; that he not only did not possess heroic virtue, but lacked certain key virtues; that his promulgation of a titanic liturgical reform was incompatible with his papal office of handing on that which he had received; that he offers us a portrait of failed governance and tradition betrayed. In short, for us, it is impossible to accept that a pope such as this could ever be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Another Gay? New Vatican Sostituto Edgar Peńa Parra in Hot Water

    10/13/2018 2:59:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 13, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Another Gay? New Vatican Sostituto Edgar Peńa Parra in Hot Water Archbishop Edgar Peńa Parra, handpicked by Pope Francis, will start as the Deputy of the Vatican Secretary of State on October 15. But last week a 25-page dossier was emailed to some Vatican cardinals, signed by “Lay-people of the Archdiosis of Maracaibo” - Peńa’s Venezuelian home archdiocese. The pro-Francis but anti-Church Italian magazine L’Espresso (October 12) was almost immediately given access to the dossier by the Pro-Bergoglio party in order to break the story (October 12), to discredit the dossier [with a sloppily written article] and to publish it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Case Against Pope Franci

    10/13/2018 2:31:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Case against Pope Francis He has elevated immoral men in order to change the Catholic faith Just over five years ago, the Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio came out onto the loggia of St. Peter’s as Pope Francis. It is useful to recall the situation of the Church that he inherited.The sex-abuse scandals that had rocked the Church in America and some European countries at the turn of the millennium were subsiding, or so it seemed. But the dysfunction at the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI had overwhelmed the scholarly pontiff. Benedict’s chosen reformer for the corrupt Vatican...
  • [Cath Cauc] Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur

    10/13/2018 8:21:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur CHICAGO, October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Chicago priest who advertises on the internet as a “gay” masseur who does “man to man bodywork” says he has permission to host an openly homosexual group at his Catholic priory.  Openly homosexual Fr. Michael Guimon is a member of the Friars Servants of Mary — or Servites — and head of the priory at Our Lady of Sorrows National Basilica. He’s also the Servites’ formation director and senior care minister, with specialties of “spiritual companion and massage therapist.”  Profile pic of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Edward the Confessor, King of England (Gueranger)

    10/12/2018 9:01:48 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble THIS GLORIOUS SAINT was like a beautiful lily, crowning the ancient branch of the kings of Wessex. The times had progressed since that sixth century, when the pagan Cerdic and other pirate chiefs from the North Sea scattered with ruins the island of saints. Having accomplished their mission of wrath, the Anglo-Saxons became instruments of grace to the land they had conquered. Evangelized by Rome, even as the Britons they had just chastized, they remembered, better than the latter, whence their salvation had come; a spring-tide blossoming of sanctity showed the pleasure God took once more in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-13-18

    10/12/2018 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 10-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 13, 2018 Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gal 3:22-29 Brothers and sisters:Scripture confined all things under the power of sin,that through faith in Jesus Christthe promise might be given to those who believe. Before faith came, we were held in custody under law,confined for the faith that was to be revealed.Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ,that we might be justified by faith.But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.For all of you who were baptized...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 10-12-18

    10/12/2018 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, St Magn Basilica, Füssen, Germany | photo by Myke Rosenthal Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Saint of the Day for October 12 (January 11, 1819 – October 4, 1867)  Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos’ Story Zeal as a preacher and a confessor led Father Seelos to works of compassion as well.Born in southern Bavaria, he studied philosophy and theology in Munich. On hearing about the work of the Redemptorists among German-speaking Catholics in the United States, he came to this country in 1843. Ordained at the end of 1844, he was assigned...