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  • [Catholic Caucus] Member of St. Gallen Mafia Dies

    03/12/2018 4:56:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 12, 2018 | David Nussman
    An influential German cardinal once part of a liberal cabal of dissident prelates has died. Cardinal Karl Lehmann passed away on Sunday, at 81 years of age. He died in his home in Mainz, a town in Germany along the Rhine River. The cardinal was formerly head of the German bishops' conference 1987–2008. In May 2016, he complained about Vatican oversight in the selection of bishops. "Much greater attention should be given to an episcopal candidate's theological competence than his formal orthodoxy," he said. Cardinal Lehmann was a member of the St. Gallen Mafia, instrumental in getting Pope Francis elected in 2013. The secretive group had been conspiring...
  • Vatican confirms Pope to visit Geneva to mark World Council of Churches milestone

    03/02/2018 1:48:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | March 2, 2018 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    ROME - Making official what the Swiss government had already announced, the Vatican confirmed on Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on June 21 to mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches in one of the traditional centers of the Protestant Reformation.“His Holiness has in mind to visit the World Council of Churches in Geneva on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of its foundation,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke announced on Friday in the Vatican’s daily news bulletin.“The visit will take place Thursday, June 21, 2018,” Burke said. “The program of the trip will...
  • Cardinal Cupich: Pope Francis’ ‘field hospital’ calls us to radically rethink church life

    12/30/2017 3:38:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Americia ^ | December 29, 2017 | Blase J. Cupich
    @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderContent.css"); Pope Francis greets a girl as he arrives to at a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities in Kkottongnae, South Korea, Aug. 16. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)  Jorge Bergoglio needed just a few minutes to radically reorient the Catholic Church. In the days leading up to a conclave, cardinals deliver addresses designed to help their brothers discern where the Spirit is calling the church. Some go longer, some shorter. In his 2013 pre-conclave intervention, Cardinal Bergoglio did not waste his time.“In Revelation,” the soon-to-be-pope explained, “Jesus says that he is at the door and knocks.” The idea, he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Cupich's "Throwback" to the Bernardin Era: An Old Liberal Holiday

    12/06/2017 10:19:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 5, 2017 | Dr. Jesse Russell, Ph. D.
    Part 1: The Grinch Who Stole the Pro-life MovementGet out the Bartles and Jaymes and White Zinfandel because America Magazine and its legion of hipster Catholics are tickled pink that Cardinal Blaise Cupich has attempted to reboot the seamless garment cunningly crafted by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. In his article “Can the ‘seamless garment’ approach to pro-life issues make a comeback in the Catholic Church?” Michael J. O’Loughlin, a devotee of Pope Francis who wrote the fawning tribute to the Argentinian menace, called The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters, presents the case that the “tip of...
  • Pope has given historical momentum to Church: German cardinal (Marx)

    12/05/2017 9:49:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    La Croix ^ | December 5, 2017 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx / Wolfgang Roucka / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 The Catholic Church is experiencing a special momentum in church history under the leadership of Pope Francis, says Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich.And in an interview with the Bavarian daily Münchner Merkur, the 64-year-old cardinal said he’s doing everything he can to support the pope while encouraging all the faithful to do likewise.Marx, speaking with the paper on the tenth anniversary of his appointment as Archbishop of Munich (November 30, 2007), said he sees a new readiness to focus on the Christian faith. He said this is partly because of...
  • U.S. bishops to set agenda in era of Pope Francis, President Trump

    11/11/2017 8:18:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Crux ^ | November 11, 2017 | Christopher White
    When the nation’s Catholic bishops gather in Baltimore next week for their annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), they’ll attempt to set an agenda in reaction to two of the world’s most closely-watched and consequential figures: Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump. While the priorities of the pontiff will be instrumental in shaping their focus, it will likely be the actions of the president that yield the most immediate responses. Since Trump was elected in November 2016, the conference has issued nearly 100 more statements than the previous year -a clear indication of...
  • Cath Cauc: An open letter to Father Weinandy, from his predecessor, ...[Barf Alert]

    11/03/2017 2:10:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    America ^ | November 2, 2017 | John J. Strynkowski
    Dear Father Weinandy,You may remember me as your predecessor as executive director of the Secretariat for Christian Doctrine at the U.S.C.C.B. You replaced me in January 2005.I am writing this open letter to you in response to your open letter to Pope Francis in which you address what you describe as a “chronic confusion” that seems to mark his pontificate.According to Sandro Magister’s introduction to your letter, you had asked Jesus for a sign as to whether you should write your letter, you received that sign and thus “no longer had any doubt that Jesus wanted me to write….” I...
  • Papal Adviser: We Can No Longer ‘Judge People’ Based on Moral Norms

    10/07/2017 6:42:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/6/17 | Pete Baklinski
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Jesuit priest and papal confidant Father Anthony Spadaro said that Pope Francis holds that the Catholic Church can no longer set down general norms that apply to entire groups of people. Spadaro, editor of the Italian magazine La Civiltà Cattolica, made the comment today at a conference at Boston College where liberal Cardinals met with dissident theologians to discuss strategies for implementing Pope Francis’ controversial teachings on marriage and family in dioceses across the United States. The Jesuit priest told attendees that Amoris Laetitia, the Pope's 2016 teaching on marriage and family, recognizes...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Teilhard, the Council and Bergoglio

    09/20/2017 9:29:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | September 19, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    With the publication of the Envirocylcical, Laudao Si’, many were shocked to discover that this represented the first time the once-condemned French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was cited in a papal (if you will allow) encyclical. (Laudato Si’, footnote no. 53) In 1962, Teilhard was the subject of a monitum (warning) issued by the Holy Office which read in part:The most eminent and most revered Fathers of the Holy Office exhort all Ordinaries, as well as the superiors of Religious institutes, rectors of seminaries and presidents of universities, effectively to protect the minds, particularly of the youth, against the dangers...
  • First on CNN: The email Hillary Clinton's pastor sent her the day after the election

    08/10/2017 11:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 10, 2017 | Daniel Burke, Religion Editor
    This is the email Hillary Clinton's pastor, the Rev. Bill Shillady, sent her on the morning of November 9, 2016, the day after she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. For more on how religion helped lead Clinton "out of the woods," read our interview with Shillady. Sunday is Coming November 9, 2016 It is Friday, but Sunday is coming. This is not the devotional I had hoped to write. This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with...
  • Open Letter to the Four Dubia Cardinals

    06/27/2017 6:23:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | June 27, 2017 | Stephen Walford
    Most Eminent Cardinals, I have decided to write an open letter to you, in response to your continued attempts to approach our Holy Father, Pope Francis with the issues you originally raised in the five dubia. I do so in a spirit of love for the Church, and above all, for its unity under the care and protection of our beloved Pope. I also wish to state that in relation to the question of access to the Sacraments for some divorced and remarried, I have no vested interest; I have been blessed with a twenty year marriage and five children,...

    06/13/2017 10:49:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 11, 2017 | Anita Carey
    Bishops are silent when asked why we are to be "Thankful" CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. ( - Faithful Catholics in the dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg are concerned about the planned "celebrations" of the Protestant revolt 500 years ago. They are up in arms about joint celebrations last March and upcoming in June and October with Catholics and Protestants, asking for Church Militant's interpretation of the validity of the events, believing these should not be going on. Events such as the regional effort between the Catholic Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Byzantine Catholic Church in southwest Pennsylvania are causing...
  • Understanding Amoris Laetitia may take years: Cardinal Schönborn [Catholic Caucus]

    06/01/2017 3:02:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 1, 2017 | unknown
    June 01, 2017 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna said that he is not worried by conflicting intepretations of Amoris Laetitia, because it will take years for the Church to absorb the proper understanding of the papal document. “Reception is always a long process,” Cardinal Schönborn said, in an interview with John Allen of Crux. He remarked that the implementation of the councils of Trent and Nicea took more than 200 years, and “the reception of Vatican II is far from over.” He suggested that the understanding of Amoris Laetitia would require a similar process. Questioned about the guidelines that have...
  • More Foxes in the Vatican Henhouse

    04/19/2017 9:13:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | April 18, 2017 | Mark Lambert
    A week or so ago Fr Dwight Longnecker posted this blog. It's one of those posts that contains so much truth I felt it was well worth sharing here. It's on stuff that makes me shake my head. It seems really obvious. But the powers that be seem completely blind to this reality, why? I can not say. He's talking about the failure within the Church of England to maintain any integrity with respect to their promise to maintain a kind of two party settlement within the communion. I blogged about the ousting of the Anglican Bishop Philip North here...
  • Apostasy?? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/17/2017 10:01:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | March 17, 2017 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Apostasy?? More than a month ago, a Bergoglian bishop reportedly said: "Whoever wants to discover what Jesus wants from him, he must ask the Pope, this Pope, not the one who came before him, or the one who came before that. This present Pope". I had hoped to hear some retraction from this cleric ... after all, each of us can and often does misspeak, and we hope to be forgiven for it. Or some correction of those (perhaps just childishly impetuous) words, administered by the Roman Pontiff himself. But there has, I think, been nothing (if any reader is...
  • Cardinal Wuerl goes off [Catholic Caucus]

    03/08/2017 5:19:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 8, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    A very small number of people, whose voices have been amplified by some of the Catholic media, have challenged the integrity of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Thus does Cardinal Donald Wuerl begin an essay defending the papal document—and, far more pointedly, attacking its critics. Let’s take a look. Right from the outset, Cardinal Wuerl belittles those who disagree with him, claiming that they constitute “a very small number of people.” That is inaccurate, of course; many thousands of people have been disconcerted by Amoris Laetitia. But even if it were true, wouldn’t a good shepherd show more...
  • Cardinal Wuerl: Pope Francis has reconnected the church with Vatican II [Catholic Caucus]

    03/07/2017 2:04:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    America Magazine ^ | March 6, 2017 | Gerard O'Connor
    Reconnecting the church “with the energy of the Second Vatican Council,” may be the pope’s greatest achievement, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington said in an exclusive interview with America as the fourth anniversary of the pope’s election approaches on March 13. According to Cardinal Wuerl, the pope is changing the papacy and “completely refocusing the role of bishop.” He said Pope Francis has “picked up where we left off” on Vatican II themes of collegiality and synodality and has refocused the church on “a moral theology that rests on scripture and Jesus’ command to love” and on...
  • Conference on the Canonical Problem of the Deposition of Popes to be Held [Catholic Caucus]

    02/21/2017 8:20:02 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 21, 2017 | Sacredos Romanus
    For some reason, a certain provision of Gratian’s Decretals, an early collection of canon law, has been the subject of renewed interest in recent times. The relevant text runs: “No mortal shall presume to rebuke [the pope’s] faults, for he who is to judge all is to be judged by no one, unless he is found straying from the faith” (Dist. 40 c.6). The last condition “unless he is found straying from the faith” has sometimes been interpreted to mean that a pope who strayed into heresy could be deposed. At the end of March a scholarly conference on the...
  • BREAKING: Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther

    01/17/2017 1:43:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 100 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    If you happen to receive a piece of mail from the Vatican this year, don’t be surprised to see the face of Martin Luther. The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed Tuesday to LifeSiteNews that Luther, who broke away from the Catholic Church in a schism 500 years ago, will be celebrated with a postage stamp in 2017. The office is in charge of the annual commission of stamps, coins, and other commemorative medals. The Vatican regularly issues such memorabilia for special events, including papal trips and holy years. Honoring Luther and...
  • The Vatican postage stamp to celebrate Luther

    01/17/2017 12:50:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    RS ^ | January 16, 2017 | jeannedare
    It happens up the magazine where Bolaffi (the oldest and the largest company in philatelic) announce the stamps to be issued this year. I see the page dedicated to the Statement of the Vatican City, where he announces a << >> issue that astonishes, as he wrote the piece extender: nothing less than a postage stamp of the Holy See that celebrates the five hundred years since the Reformation. Of course, the color image which is above the Vatican paper square is that of Martin Luther. Google translation.