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  • [Catholic Caucus] Did the Pope himself wonder whether Amoris Laetitia was orthodox?

    07/18/2017 8:02:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 17, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    Pope Francis has referred to Cardinal Christoph Schönborn as the “authoritative interpreter” of Amoris Laetitia. So when the Austrian cardinal spoke to an Irish audience about the controversial papal document, people naturally paid careful attention. According to Austen Ivereigh’s account: Schönborn revealed that when he met the Pope shortly after the presentation of Amoris, Francis thanked him, and asked him if the document was orthodox. “I said, ‘Holy Father, it is fully orthodox’,” Schönborn told us he told the pope, adding that a few days later he received from Francis a little note that said: “Thank you for that word. That gave...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Plan Of “Reinterpretation” For Humanae Vitae

    07/17/2017 9:41:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Citizen of Illinois ^ | June 14, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    It will be Monsignor Gilfredo Marengo, Professor at John Paul II Pontifical Institute, the coordinator of the commission nominated by Pope Francis to “re-interpret” the encyclical Humanæ Vitæ by Paul VI, in the light of Amoris laetitia, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the former’s promulgation, which falls next year. The initial rumors of the existence of this commission, still secret, reported by Vatican reporter Marco Tosatti, were of a sound source. We can confirm that there is a commission, made up of Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri, Head of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute, Professor Philippe Chenaux, Lecturer...
  • Should Christians Use Eugene Peterson's 'The Message' Bible?

    07/17/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of Eugene Peterson's controversial remarks about homosexuality, followed by his retraction, many have asked me if they should still use The Message.My answer to the question remains the same today as it has always been: The Message is not a translation and should not be used as your primary Bible. However, as a very free paraphrase, it is sometimes powerful and brilliant while at other times it is seriously off target.We can get a glimpse of the strengths and weaknesses of The Message by looking at how Dr. Peterson treated a number of key verses dealing with homosexual practice. This...
  • Rodney Howar-Browne;The meaning of Spiritual Drunkenness

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.1 Peter 5:8-9“Drink and get drunk on the “new wine of the Spirit.”” (Rodney Howard-Browne The Toronto Curse, Sydney Allen Hunter, 1996)“I’m just the Holy Ghost bartender,” he informed us. “I just serve the new wine and tell them to come drink.” (“An Evening with Rodney Howard-Browne” (from the Newswatch column of the Christian Research Journal, Winter 1995, page 43)...
  • Bp. McGrath’s letter on sacramental service

    07/05/2017 2:37:01 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    In the Light of the Law ^ | July 5, 2017 | Dr. Edward Peters
    In 1977, during the darkest period of canonical confusion that ran from the end of the Second Vatican Council until the promulgation of the 1983 Code, then-Fr Patrick McGrath earned a doctoral degree in canon law from the Lateran University in Rome. Now-Bp Patrick McGrath of San Jose is surely aware, then, that multiple canonical requirements for sacramental participation exist and he would, I imagine, be distressed to learn that his recent letter, implying that “good faith” is the only criterion for admission to the sacraments, could be pastorally misleading.
  • WHY "IN LIKE MANNER" OF ACTS 1 DOES NOT PREDICT A BODILY RETURN OF CHRIST

    07/02/2017 5:37:17 PM PDT · by grumpa · 81 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | June 15, 2017 | Charles Meek
    “And when He had said these things, as they were looking on, He was taken up [Greek EPAIRO], and a CLOUD received Him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as He went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?’ This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come IN LIKE MANNER [Greek HOS TROPOS] as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11) This passage is one that futurists hold up to preterists to show that the Second...
  • Don’t expect Pope Francis to respond to the four cardinals’ request: Vatican observers [Cath Cauc]

    06/29/2017 6:19:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 28, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    Canon Law expert Father Gerald Murray decried the confusion created by Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia last week on EWTN, saying if pastors don’t vigorously defend the faith they are remiss in their duty. He noted that, because of the confusion, parish priests are now forced to question whether they should continue to uphold Church teaching that they learned in the seminary, which was carried out by the previous two pontiffs. This is the result of various Church hierarchies around the world now allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion because of the document. All of moral theology is...
  • Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service

    06/29/2017 11:47:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LiifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Archbishop Martin Currie Pete Baklinski Follow Pete Share on Facebook 26 Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 15 Share via Email Print this Page NewsCatholic Church, HomosexualityThu Jun 29, 2017 - 10:00 am EST Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service Pete Baklinski Follow Pete catholic , gay pride , homosexuality , martin currie ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, June 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian Catholic archdiocese has announced in its bulletin that a pro-homosexual “Pride … multi-faith service” will take place next month at a Catholic retreat center run by religious sisters within the archdiocese.  A priest in...
  • Amoris Laetitia: Year One

    06/27/2017 3:20:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 27, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    The request for a Papal Audience by the four Cardinals who submitted the five dubia on Amoris Laetitia to Pope Francis in September 2016 is an encouraging sign for everyone dismayed by the doctrinal confusion that the Church is currently experiencing. Cardinals Caffara, Brandmüller, Burke, and Meisner have acted with fortitude and filial deference in asking Pope Francis to put an end to this situation fraught with danger for the Church.
  • Pope Francis’ silence is a bold denial of objective truth: former Vatican Bank chief [Cath Cauc]

    06/23/2017 5:14:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ettore Gotti Tedeschi
    Pope Francis’ silence is a bold denial of objective truth: former Vatican Bank chief Ettore Gotti Tedeschi amoris laetitia , catechism , dubia , four cardinals letter , magisterium , pope francis , vatican bank , veritatis splendor Why doesn’t the Pope respond to the Dubia? The former director of the Vatican Bank thinks he knows why. In a biting essay in Italy’s La Verità, translated below, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi suggests that Francis is sending two messages through his silence: that he can contradict himself if he likes and that he wishes to impose a “New Catholic Morality” on the...
  • Dubia cardinals’ audience request: ANSWERED [Catholic Caucus]

    06/23/2017 9:03:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | June 22, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    Addressing the opening of the Italian Bishops’ Conference General Assembly on 22 May, Francis implored the gathering:“The first of these gifts [of the Holy Spirit] is already in the convenire in unum (coming together in unity), willing to share time, listening, creativity and consolation. I hope these days will be crossed by open, humble and frank confrontation.  Do not fear the moments of opposition: entrust yourselves to the Spirit, who opens to diversity and reconciles what is different in fraternal charity.”As His Humbleness spoke, nearly a month had already passed since he had received a letter written on behalf of...
  • Regarding a stealthy Pope and a ‘Pope-less’ Consistory [Catholic Caucus]

    06/22/2017 5:19:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | June 22, 2017 | Steven O'Reilly
    In a blog earlier this week, I commented on the publishing of Cardinal Caffara’s letter of April 25, 2017 to Pope Francis, wherein he requested an audience with the pope to discuss the five dubia previously sent to the Pope. The Cardinal went public with the letter earlier this week in June because the pope either ignored or expressly rejected that request made in April.  I speculated in my recent blog that the upcoming consistory might be an opportune moment for the four dubia cardinals, and other cardinals man enough to join with them, to confront the Pope on the...
  • Saint John Fisher, pray for us - "I die for the Faith of the Holy Catholic Church"

    06/22/2017 12:49:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 22, 2017 | Thomas Fuller
    Saint John Fisher, pray for us - "I die for the Faith of the Holy Catholic Church"After the lieutenant of the Tower had received the writ for his execution, because it was then very late, and the prisoner asleep, he was loath to dis-ease him from his rest. But in the morning, before five of the clock, he came to him in his chamber, in the Bell-tower, finding him yet asleep in his bed, and waking him, told him, he was come to him on a message from the king, to signify unto him, that his pleasure was he...
  • De Mattei: The Scandal of Silence [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 20. 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: The Scandal of Silence By Roberto de Mattei June 20, 2017 The four Cardinals, authors of the “dubia” concerning Amoris Laetitia, have made public through Sandro Magister’s blog  a request for an audience presented by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to the Pope last April 25th, but just like the “dubia” it has received no response. The deliberate  silence of Pope Francis – who receives a good deal less relevant personalities at Santa Marta  to discuss issues of a good deal less importance for the life of the Church – is the reason for the publication of the document. In this filial...
  • Those in ‘grave sin’ cannot receive Communion until ‘contrition, confession, and reparation’

    06/21/2017 7:54:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Pope’s doctrine chief: Those in ‘grave sin’ cannot receive Communion until ‘contrition, confession, and reparation’ Pete Baklinski Follow Pete amoris laetitia , catholic , communion , communion for remarried , gerhard müller , pope francis ROME, Italy, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Holy Communion cannot be given to Catholics who have left a “valid” marriage and have become civilly divorced and remarried to someone else until they have repented of and confessed “all grave sin,” said the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a new interview published today. “Contrition, confession, and reparation are the three necessary elements for absolution....
  • The Four Cardinals Plead for an Audience; Why It Will Never Happen [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2017 11:40:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 20, 2017 | Christoper A. Ferrara
    The Four Cardinals Plead for an Audience Why It Will Never Happen by Christopher A. Ferrara June 20, 2017 The Corrispondenza Romana website has just published the full text of a letter from Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to Pope Bergoglio dated April 25, 2017. Cardinal Caffarra is one of the four cardinals who presented to Pope Bergoglio the famous and never-answered dubia concerning the disastrous Amoris Laetitia (AL). He is also the cardinal whom Sister Lucia warned about the coming “final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan” over “marriage and the family” — the battle now raging throughout...
  • Crisis for Francis as cardinals tell him: your synod could lead to the collapse of the church

    06/18/2017 11:52:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    The Spectator ^ | October 12, 2015 | Damian Thompson
    Crisis for Pope Francis as top-level cardinals tell him: your synod could lead to the collapse of the church Damian Thompson Damian Thompson 12 October 201512:48 PM12 October 201512:48 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email  Update, 3.20pm Monday: As I write this, various cardinals have said they didn’t sign the letter, some of them waiting several hours before distancing themselves from it. Now Erdö says he didn’t sign it. It’s extremely hard to get at the truth. ‘Not signing’ can mean a number of things, ranging from an outright false claim that a cardinal supported the letter to panicky backtracking by cardinals who...
  • Italian Military Ordinariate "Allows" Communion for Remarried Divorcees {Catholic Caucus]

    06/18/2017 10:40:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 18, 2017 | Gloria TV
    The Military Ordinariate in Italy, which is immediately subject to the Holy See, "allows" Communion for remarried divorcees in direct contradiction to the New Testament and Catholic doctrine. This break with the Faith of the Church is sanctioned in a guideline, published by the Ordinariate. It contains an introduction by pro-gay and pro-divorce Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
  • The Depth Of Our Apostasy...the West in prophecy to 5

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,( 2 Timothy 3:1-6)Paul warned us, and has been...
  • Is there a pontifical commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae? [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2017 3:07:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 16, 2017 | Andrea Gagliaducci
    Vatican City, Jun 16, 2017 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the controversial president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors. “I can confirm that there is no pontifical commission called to re-read or to re-interpret Humanae vitae. However, we should look positively on all those initiatives, such as that of professor Marengo of the John Paul II Institute, which aim at studying and deepening this document in view of the 50th anniversary of its publication,” Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia told CNA.Vatican reporter...