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  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday of the Third Week After Easter (Gueranger)

    04/19/2018 9:01:28 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White   ℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. CHURCH OF JESUS! that wast promised by him to the earth during the days of his mortal life; that camest forth from his sacred Side when wounded by the Spear upon the Cross; that wast organized and perfected by him during the last days of his sojourn here below—we lovingly greet thee as our Mother; Thou art the Spouse of our Redeemer, and it is through thee that we were born...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-20-18

    04/19/2018 8:53:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 04-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2018 Friday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 9:1-20 Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,went to the high priest and asked himfor letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that,if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus,a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"He said, "Who are you, sir?" The...
  • Pope Francis: A Pelagian Lutheran

    04/19/2018 2:55:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 102 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 18, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    "Then the poor child, commanded by Bergoglio to come up and whisper in his ear, was practically dragged up to the papal chair where, now crying, he was induced to hug the Pope like a department store Santa Claus."Editors Note: Another issue of The Remnant brings you yet another diagnosis of what Pope Bergoglio has done this week to undermine the Faith. To readers who may wonder why we ought to continue this exercise we would answer: We have no choice in the matter. The current occupant of the Chair of Peter is mounting a determined assault an every aspect...
  • I Place Before You St. Augustine and Jorge Bergoglio; Choose The Saint

    04/19/2018 2:07:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | April 18, 2018 | Guy McClung
    St. Augustine had views on marriage, sin, adultery, and conscience directly contrary to those of Jorge Bergolgio as stated in his proclamation Amoris Laetitia (AL below). Passages quoted below from the works of St. Augustine, (henceforth St. Augustine) and Jorge Bergoglio (henceforth Jorge) show how widely the views of Jorge depart from, and in many instances contradict, Church teaching. Can there be eternal condemnation ? Jorge: The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for ever (AL, 296).St. Augustine: The Death of the Wicked Shall Be Eternal in the Same Sense as the Life of the Saints.This...
  • German Bishops: Pope Francis Is Fine With Protestant Communion

    04/19/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Aprii 19, 2018 | Gloria TV
    German Bishops: Pope Francis Is Fine With Protestant Communion The press speaker of the German bishops writing on (April 19) has denied that the Vatican rejected the decision of the German bishops to give communion to Protestants. According to him reports which say the opposite, are false. The denial confirms that Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx will be meeting Pope Francis to discuss the matter. The outcome of the meeting is predictable: Francis will create confusion allowing all parties to claim that he is on their side while accepting Protestant Communion. Protestant Communion has been imposed in the "Catholic" Church...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis-appointed cardinal: The church is moving on the question of same-sex couples

    04/19/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The Catholic Church is “moving” on the issue of couples living in homosexual relationships, a prominent Francis-appointed U.S. cardinal said. Cardinal Joseph Tobin said that LGBT-identifying persons’ place in the Church is not an easy subject for some Church leaders, but they must contend with it. “I think it’s a very difficult question,” Tobin said in response to a question on the firing of LGBT individuals from Catholic institutions while speaking at Villanova University last Thursday.  “The Church is moving on the question of same-sex couples,” Tobin said, although not as swiftly as some would like.  St. Peter Damian, an...
  • [Catholic Caucus] 7 reasons why pro-lifers are unhappy with Pope Francis leadership

    04/19/2018 8:15:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Aprii 19, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    April 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) In the past, among pro-life activists both Catholic and otherwise youd find the biggest fans of the pope. Pope John Paul II was often touted as the worldwide leader of the pro-life movement and Pope Benedict XVI regarded as a major contributor to the intellectual defense of life. But the situation after 5 years of Pope Francis pontificate is very different indeed. Pro-life activists all over the world today will tell you that while they continue to pray for the pope, they are unhappy with the direction the Pope is taking the Church....
  • What a Pile of Dry Leaves Has to Teach Us About Humility

    04/19/2018 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What a Pile of Dry Leaves Has to Teach Us About Humility Msgr. Charles Pope • April 18, 2018 • We tend to think that happiness is the result of the right circumstances or externalities. If I just have enough money, or live in this place or that, or if I can arrange just the right sort of pleasures, or be with just the right people, I will be happy.Of course, this doesn’t really work. But it is a little lie we like to tell ourselves. By it we excuse a lot of our greed and excessiveness. It is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-19-18

    04/18/2018 9:31:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 04-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    April 19, 2018 Thursday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 8:26-40 The angel of the Lord spoke to Philip,Get up and head south on the roadthat goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route. So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch,a court official of the Candace,that is, the queen of the Ethiopians,in charge of her entire treasury,who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home.Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.The Spirit said to Philip,Go and join up with that chariot. Philip ran up...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Thursday of the Third Week After Easter (Gueranger)

    04/18/2018 9:08:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White   ℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. THE CHURCH—founded and maintained by Christ—is it nothing more than a society of minds that know, and of hearts that love, the truths revealed to it by heaven? Have we adequately defined it, when we call it “a spiritual society?” No, most assuredly; for we are told that it was to spread, and actually has been spread, throughout the whole world. Now, how could such progress and conquest have taken place,...
  • UK bishops say hospital acting with integrity in Alfie Evans case

    04/18/2018 6:33:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 18, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have weighed in on the case of baby Alfie Evans, saying that the courts and hospital are acting with integrity and for Alfie's good in deciding that removing life-support is in the babys best interest. We affirm our conviction that all those who are and have been taking the agonising decisions regarding the care of Alfie Evans act with integrity and for Alfie's good as they see it, the bishops stated. The statement follows todays surprise meeting between Pope Francis and Alfie Evans father this morning at the Casa Santa Marta in Rome....
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Catholic) Church supports move to legalize homosexual acts in Trinidad and Tobago

    04/18/2018 5:06:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Crux ^ | April 17, 2018 | Laura Ann Phillips
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - The Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago has declared its full support for an April 12 High Court decision that paved the way for making sodomy legal in that country.At this time, it is still a criminal offense that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.In an April 13 statement, Archbishop Charles Gordon of Port-of-Spain said sodomy is a serious moral offense, but it should not put someone in prison for 25 years.Gordon cited the Vaticans December 2008 intervention made at the 63rd Session of the United Nations: The Holy See continues to advocate that every sign...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive Excerpt from The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy

    04/18/2018 4:54:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    CNS ^ | April 17, 2018 | Henry Sire
    Editors Note: The following is an excerpt from the book The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy. What Happened to Zero Tolerance for Clerical Sexual Offenders? The phenomenon of widespread homosexuality among clergy and bishops had been public knowledge since at least 2001, when the Boston Globe began a series of exposs on the clergy sex abuse scandals. The John Jay Report, an investigation commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published in 2004, found that more than 80 percent of the victims of clergy sexual abuse had been adolescent males. Reports from dioceses around the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chinese Catholics warned by provincial officials not to take children to Mass

    04/18/2018 4:44:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | April 18, 2018 | Contributor
    Catholics in Chinas Henan province have been warned that venues will be closed if they do not adhere to the revised regulations on religious affairs. reported that a clampdown on religious freedom has intensified in the province in recent months, with crosses removed from churches, minors banned from entering churches, church-run kindergartens closed and children expelled from Mass.Now Henan Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and Henan Catholic Administration Commission have jointly issued a circular, warning worshippers to take the new rules seriously.It warned people to follow the principle of religion and education separation and the revised regulations on religious affairs....
  • Vatican Rejects German Bishops Intercommunion Proposal

    04/18/2018 4:32:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 18, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Sources confirm that, with the Holy Fathers approval, the Vaticans head of doctrine has thrown out the bishops pastoral guide allowing Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses, but the Pope wishes the rejection letter to remain secret. Edward Pentin The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the approval of Pope Francis, has written a letter to German bishops rejecting their proposal to allow some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion, but the Pope does not wish the letter to be made public, the Register has learned. Sources in the Vatican and Germany say that Archbishop Luis Ladaria, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis is Using the Communists, Not the Other Way Around

    04/18/2018 4:10:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 17, 2018 | Jason Morgan
    Cardinal Joseph Zen (Getty) has accused the Vatican of 'selling out the Church in China'When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected supreme pontiff in March of 2013, the world seemed to expect a softening of Pope Benedict XVIs crystalline, intellectual style. At first, the new Pope Francis many gaffes and faux pas seemed part of this more relaxed approach to the papacy. I and many others pigeonholed Francis as a theological and mental featherweight, an affable simpleton whose papacy would be much more about embracing children and washing the feet of the faithful, and much less about issuing encyclicals and wading...
  • [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,...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed James Oldo, 04-18-18

    04/18/2018 10:40:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 04-18-17 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Photo of Il Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata | photo by Giovanni Novara Blessed James Oldo Saint of the Day for April 18 (1364 – April 18, 1404)  Blessed James Oldo’s Story You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse.James of Oldo was born into a well-to-do family near Milan in 1364. He married a woman who like him, appreciated the comforts that came with wealth. But an outbreak of the plague drove James, his wife, and their three children out of their home and into the countryside. Despite those precautions, two of his...
  • Demand for Exorcisms Growing Around the World With Decline of Christianity, Priests Say

    04/18/2018 10:28:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    The demand for exorcisms around the world has been growing with the decline of Christianity and some priests are so overwhelmed with requests for liberation from evil spirits they are being forced to rebuke demons by telephone. At a weeklong conference that kicked off at a Catholic university in Rome Monday, more than 250 priests, theologians, psychologists and criminologists from 51 countries rang the alarm on exploding demonic activity being fueled in part by access to the occult via the internet, The Telegraph reported. "Demand is growing, absolutely," Father Anthony Barratt, a British priest who is based in Albany, New...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Defends Catholic Church's Teachings on Homosexuality to SJW Priest

    04/18/2018 10:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2018 | Megan Fox
    The Catholic Church in America has a problem. How is it that a flamboyant gay guy who is known for his openness about his past promiscuity and wild lifestyle is better at defending the Church than some (highly visible) men of the cloth? Recently, Milo Yiannopoulos was interviewed by America magazine, a Jesuit publication, which chose not to print the interview. Fortunately for us all, Milo did. "Amusingly, while the Jesuits struggled to decide if they could bear to publish my answers, one of the Churchs highest ranking Cardinals called out Fr. Martin by name as 'one of the most...