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  • [Cath Cauc]Priest gives Communion to pro-abortion presidential candidate, quotes Pope Francis

    10/18/2018 10:33:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Brazilian priest gives Communion to pro-abortion presidential candidate, quotes Pope Francis October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Brazilian Catholics are expressing outrage following a mass in which the country’s main socialist candidate for president, Fernando Haddad, who is perceived as pro-abortion, was given the sacrament of Holy Communion in a Catholic parish by a priest who is openly supporting his candidacy. The priests attached to the parish have issued a statement defending the action, citing Pope Francis’ famous dictum, “Who am I to judge?” and claiming that anyone who approaches the altar must be given Communion. Haddad, whose Labor Party...

    09/03/2018 2:14:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2016
    It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth.”...
  • Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion

    08/31/2018 2:57:31 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion Before Exiting Lunar Module by Jim Hoft August 31, 2018 145 Comments Hollywood Whitewashes America and Jesus Christ from Propaganda Movie on Moon Landing —
  • Regensburg’s Bishop: Eucharist Is ‘the Goal,’ not a ‘Step Toward’

    07/24/2018 12:33:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 18, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer is one of the seven German bishops who opposed an orientation guide published by the German bishops’ conference that would permit Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion. Edward Pentin German bishops last month published an “orientation guide” that permits some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion under certain circumstances. More than two-thirds of German bishops’ conference voted in favor of the document in February (then called a pastoral handout), but it drew widespread criticism, in particular from seven German bishops. Among their chief concerns was treating this issue as a pastoral one instead of...
  • Pope Francis Says Intercommunion Policy Should Be Decided by Diocesan Bishops

    07/02/2018 5:08:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    National Catholic Register via ^ | June 22, 2018 | Hannah Brockhaus
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Thursday that the German bishops’ debate on the reception of the Eucharist by the non-Catholic spouses of Catholics, also referred to as intercommunion, should be decided by diocesan bishops, rather than bishops’ conferences.  Speaking aboard the papal flight from Geneva to Rome June 21, the Pope told journalists that the Code of Canon Law leaves decisions about the criteria for intercommunion to diocesan bishops, in order that their decisions will apply only to their individual dioceses, rather than to the Church across an entire country. The Pope said that although the German bishops attempted...
  • Propose an inch, he’ll (Bergoglio) grant ’em a foot

    07/02/2018 4:59:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    aka Catholic ^ | June 28, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Last week, His Humbleness, speaking aboard Heretic One, gave sweeping “papal” (if you will allow) approval for intercommunion with Protestants of all stripes; going well beyond simply inviting those who are married to a Catholic as proposed by the German bishops. The broadness of this Bergoglian blessing appears to have escaped the attention of most other commentators, at least insofar as I have read, but it is a crucially important signal for what lies ahead.There’s an old saying concerning authority and leniency, “Give ‘em and inch; they’ll take a foot.”  In the Church of today, the opposite appears to be...
  • I wanted to become a Catholic. But first I had to give up the Eucharist and porn

    06/26/2018 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jacob Turnrose
    At the start of the fall semester of my senior year of college, I was receiving the Eucharist every day. The problem was, I was not Catholic. I had begun attending daily Mass four months before, drawn less by the Catholic faith than by the soothing regularity of the liturgy. Whenever the host was administered, I went up with the rest of the parish and received it without a second thought. But by September, I could no longer plead ignorance. I had begun to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and was learning about church doctrine and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Celebration of Vatican’s Intercommunion Rejection is Premature

    06/06/2018 6:44:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 5, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    When the story first broke in April that the CDF had, with the pope’s explicit blessing, rejected the German Bishops’ intercommunion handout, people weren’t sure what to think. Nobody had seen the communication, and it was very intentionally kept under wraps by the Vatican.At the time, I issued a cautionary note about thinking that this meant, somehow, that Pope Francis disapproves of the idea of intercommunion. The preponderance of evidence pointed to the contrary. I documented a number of indicators in support of the conclusion that Francis favors intercommunion — but on the basis of individual “discernment.” I speculated at...
  • COMING SOON: Universal norms for intercommunion

    06/05/2018 3:46:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | June 4, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Dr. Maike Hickson, whose insights into the activities of the Church in Germany has consistently proven invaluable, is reporting that Archbishop Luis Ladaria sent a letter to Cardinal Reinhard Marx informing him that Francis does not want the German Bishops Conference to publish their controversial handout for allowing Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion under certain conditions.According to Dr. Hickson, the key portion of the letter, which Archbishop Ladaria indicated is offered “with explicit approval of the pope,” states:Our conversation on 3 May 2018 made it clear that the text of the [German pastoral] handout raises a set...
  • German Bishops Plan for Inter-Communion Defeated by Ecumenism

    06/05/2018 3:24:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 4, 2018 | Chris Jackson
    Cardinal Marx Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported today that Pope Francis rejected a proposal for inter-communion from the German Bishops Conference. This struck me as odd since in 2015 Pope Francis told a Lutheran woman asking about receiving Communion with her Catholic husband to “go forward” guided by individual conscience. Curious, I read further. It turns out that after intense debate, Cardinal Marx, the progressive president of the German Bishops Conference, announced in February that the Conference would issue guidelines explaining that Protestant spouses of Catholics could receive Holy Communion in “individual cases” and “under certain conditions.” Some opposing German...
  • Canadian archbishop: German intercommunion plan is ‘against Catholic teaching’

    05/23/2018 6:06:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Catholic teaching on intercommunion can’t change whether or not German bishops reach a consensus to allow it, says Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa. “This kind of open communion is against Catholic teaching and from what I can see in non-Catholic congregations that follow a discipline of ‘open communion,’ it is also spiritually and pastorally unfruitful,” the Jesuit archbishop told the Catholic Register’s Deborah Gyapong in an interview. “It is puzzling to learn that the Holy Father told the bishops that whatever they determine is acceptable as long as they all agree,” he said. “Even more important is the challenge to...
  • What Happens in Germany

    05/23/2018 7:37:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | May 23, 2018 | Charles J. Chaput
    In The Making of Martin Luther, the Cambridge scholar Richard Rex notes that 1518, not 1517, marks the real birth of Luther’s public profile. Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses hit the wider German market in January 1518. He wrote his Instructions for Confession and his Sermon on the Proper Preparation of the Heart for the Reception of Communion in the spring of the same year. The Sermon, especially, bore the early seeds of Luther’s later full-blown attack on Catholic sacramental theology—a fact that Cardinal Thomas Cajetan had already sensed when he met with Luther and pressed him to recant his more problematic...
  • Church Alarm At Full Blast. But Francis Is Letting It Sound In Vain

    05/11/2018 6:05:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 11, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Attention. The conflict that has exploded in Germany for and against communion for Protestant spouses should have exceeded the threshold of alarm for the unity of the whole Church, to judge by the warnings issued in recent days by several cardinals to the pope. Warnings of a severity that has no precedent, in the five years of the pontificate of Francis (in the photo, on the set with Wim Wenders).The backstory can be found in this post from Settimo Cielo of May 2, just before the encounter between the opposing parties when they were called to Rome by the pope:>...
  • With Fear of God and Faith and Love Draw Near

    05/08/2018 5:45:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdioces ^ | 8 May A. D. 2018 | Bishop THOMAS (Joseph)
    With Fear of God and Faith and Love Draw Near By Bishop THOMAS (Joseph), Peter Schweitzer, and Marshall Goodge These are the words proclaimed by the priest as he translates the holy Gifts from the altar table to the faithful. They are instructive for each us, for they both are a command and reveal the disposition with which we commune the holy Gifts. I will address the command first - “Draw Near.” Many holy fathers encourage frequent communion as it is the path to repentance, illumination, and deification par excellence. Saint John Chrysostom writes, I entreat you: a royal table...
  • Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

    04/25/2018 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Rush Insitute ^ | March 19, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These “New Momentum Conferences” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate.The public, including many Catholics, has the impression that no-fault divorce allows two sensible and mature adult people to agree to end their marriage. We imagine that the state must not interfere in this mutual decision. No one should cry over the spilt milk of a “dead...
  • Say Yes to the (Communion) Dress? How the bridal trend popularized by a reality show has [tr]

    04/10/2018 11:19:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2018 | Sheila Flynn
    Olivia Montellese stands on a raised dais in the middle of a bright room, surrounded by gleaming gowns, and smiles as she models an elegant white dress for her godmother, mother and two grandmothers. The women ooh and ahh as she twirls and poses, and – after deciding on a veil and matching shoes – Olivia happily holds up a flowery sign on a bejeweled stick proclaiming ‘I Said Yes To The Dress!’ They all snap pictures excitedly before Olivia retires to a special-arranged vanity in the middle of the boutique showroom, posing for more photos in a white satin...
  • Bishop Denies Sen. Dick Durbin Communion Over His Pro-Abortion Voting Record

    02/24/2018 7:28:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2018 | John Ellis
    One of the great hypocrisies of our time is the number of pro-abortion senators and congressmen who also claim to be Roman Catholic. Being pro-abortion and Roman Catholic is like being pro-LGBTQ rights and Muslim. Both sets are a contradiction of terms. Thankfully, the bishop of Senator Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) diocese recognizes this contradiction of terms and is denying the senator communion until he repents of his grave sin. Senator Durbin's office has yet to comment on the matter, but his views on abortion are well known. Last year, Durbin insisted in a CNN interview that Democrats who are personally...
  • Cath. Caucus: There's a movement to undermine Catholic morality -Communion is jus the start

    01/11/2018 10:33:26 AM PST · by Slyfox · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | Ed Condon
    I am going to risk a prediction: 2018 will be the year we see an end to the fighting over Amoris Laetitia. This might seem rather presumptuous, given that just this week five bishops have underscored the Church’s traditional teaching on the reception of Communion by the divorced and remarried. The bishops’ statement is a positive delight to read for its clarity of thought and expression – especially after some of the tortured sophistries we have had to endure of late. The document unflinchingly reminds us that some things are just wrong, and no amount of personal reflection or mitigating...
  • Church denies first Communion to fashion-loving girl who wanted to wear suit

    10/13/2017 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Dacula · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Julie Zauzmer
    Cady Mansell has always had a strong sense of fashion. At 9 years old, she likes trying on makeup and painting her nails. She likes shopping trips to Chicago with her fashion-conscious mother. And since she asked for her first bow tie during one of those trips to the mall when she was just 4 years old, Cady has had a thing for snazzy suits. When it came time for her First Communion, a major event for Cady, she naturally started thinking early about what she wanted to wear on the big day. She settled on a brand-new all-white suit....
  • Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

    07/08/2017 2:34:25 PM PDT · by catnipman · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/8/2017 | n/a
    Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic masses must not be gluten-free - although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled.