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  • [Catholic Caucus] Meet the new faculty at the John Paul II Institute

    09/24/2019 11:25:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 24, 2019 | Richard A. Spinello
    [Catholic Caucus] Meet the new faculty at the John Paul II Institute Those who are dismayed by the dramatic transformation of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome can find no comfort in the newest faculty appointments. Longtime faculty members such as Livio Melina and Stanislaw Grygiel have been fired and the Institute’s mission has been redefined under the leadership of Archbishop Paglia, the new Grand Chancellor. Fr. Maurizio Chiodi has joined the faculty this fall. He’s scheduled to teach a seminar called “Conscience and Discernment: Text and Context of Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia.” Thus,...
  • [Cath Cauc] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger

    08/19/2019 8:48:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger By now it is evident. The point of no return was marked on August 1 by the meeting between Benedict XVI and Livio Melina, made pblic four days later by Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa, complete with an official photo and with these words calibrated one by one at the residence of the pope emeritus:“[Benedict XVI] wanted to receive Prof. Mons. Livio Melina at a private audience. After a long discussion of the recent events at the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, he granted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican struggling to put out fire of public scandal over JPII Institute purge

    08/16/2019 2:23:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 15, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican struggling to put out fire of public scandal over JPII Institute purge ROME, August 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) The firefighters forthe new direction beingtaken at theJohn PaulII Institute in Romeare struggling to put out ablaze of public scandal, as controversy sparked by a recent purgeof professors threatensto reach the doorof the Popes residence atSanta Marta. In a newletter published by respectedItalianjournalist, Aldo Maria Valli, an informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity,said the violent upheaval in the teaching staff and drastic change in the curriculum and orientation of academic research has sent shockwaves through the Church,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Day of Reckoning for the Church

    08/14/2019 9:09:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 14, 2019 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] ADayofReckoningfortheChurch James Grein files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against New York and Vatican for McCarrick abuse James Grein, the primary victim of laicized rapist Theodore McCarrick (formerly the cardinal and archbishop of Washington, D.C.), revealed for the first time on Wednesday that he disclosed to Pope John Paul II himself the abuse he suffered at the hands of McCarrick. "Yes, this is the first time I've said that," Grein told Church Militant on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral, where he and his lawyer, Mitchell Garebedian, held a press conference on the first day the state of New York is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute: Fired Professor Speaks Out

    08/04/2019 1:54:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 4, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute: Fired Professor Speaks Out “I cannot hide my pain, caused by the fact that the Institute founded by John Paul II was abolished two years ago,” Professor Stanisław Grygiel told AldoMariaValli.it (August 1).For him the recent dismissal of the Institute’s Catholic professors is an act consistent with this decision.Grygiel recounts that John Paul II invited the first professors a few months before the start of the Institute to his apartment, “to meditate with us on the situation in which not only the Church but also the world found itself.”He qualifies it as incomprehensible that...
  • Pope was seen as enemy of Polands communist regime: report

    03/08/2019 12:15:27 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | March 2019
    Newly unearthed documents show that Pope John Paul II was seen as the main enemy of Poland’s communist-era rulers, according to a report The Polish-born pope was identified as the main enemy of the communist system by the 4th Department of the former Security Service (SB), public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported on Thursday, citing findings by a team of journalists who have accessed an archive of previously unknown documents in the United States. The ill-famed 4th Department monitored and tracked opposition activists, among them journalists, lawyers, healthcare employees and industrial workers. According to the director of Polish...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Vatican restores priestly faculties to Ernesto Cardenal

    02/19/2019 8:34:59 AM PST · by Slyfox · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | February 19, 2019 | Catholic News Agency
    Pope Francis has restored priestly faculties to 94-year-old Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, who had been suspended a divinas in 1984 for holding a cabinet position in Nicaraguas Sandinista government, in violation of canon law. The Holy Father has graciously granted the absolution of all canonical censures imposed on Rev. Father Ernesto Cardenal, accepting the request he had recently made to him through the Pontifical Representative in Nicaragua, to be readmitted to the exercise of the priestly ministry, said a February 18 statement from the Apostolic Nunciature of Nicaragua. He was suspended a divinas by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1984...
  • Catholic Caucus: Calming the Perfect Storm

    08/17/2018 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 08.01.14 | Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield
    Father Karol Wojtyła, who later became Pope John Paul II, is pictured in the early 1950s surrounded by young people. Father Wojtyła would regularly go on mountain excursions with a group of young married couples and students that called itself Środowisko, meaning environment or milieu. (Archival Collection of Adam Bujak)Karol Wojtyła, the man who became St. John Paul II, regularly escaped from two of the worst totalitarian regimes in history: German Nazism, and later, Soviet Communism. By “escaped,” I do not mean that he ran away. Rather, as a priest and bishop, he escaped only by going deeper.As the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

    07/16/2018 12:03:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman
    As a young man studying to be a priest in the 1980s, Robert Ciolek was flattered when his brilliant, charismatic bishop in Metuchen, N.J., Theodore E. McCarrick, told him he was a shining star, cut out to study in Rome and rise high in the church. Bishop McCarrick began inviting him on overnight trips, sometimes alone and sometimes with other young men training to be priests. There, the bishop would often assign Mr. Ciolek to share his room, which had only one bed. The two men would sometimes say night prayers together, before Bishop McCarrick would make a request ...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Popes Collide

    04/14/2018 6:45:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 13, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    When Popes Collide by Christopher A. Ferrara April 13, 2018 An astonishing aspect of the ecclesial crisis that Pope Francis has provoked with Amoris Laetitia (AL) is the diametric opposition of his program to the teaching of the very Pope he has canonized. Never before in the history of the Church has a Pope blatantly contradicted the teaching of one of his own predecessors on a matter of faith and morals. AL announces the utter novelty and therefore, the utter falsity of the moral teaching that the Sixth Commandment represents an ideal one cannot expect the divorced and...
  • German Bishops? Paul VI Allowed Protestant Communion in 1967, Affirmed by JPII in 1983

    02/24/2018 3:33:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 23, 2018 | Chris Jackson
    Both the Neo-Catholic World and certain Traditionalists are in shock this morning after reading that the German bishops will allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion.As National Catholic Register reporter, Edward Pentin, writes: At their spring conference in Ingolstadt, the German bishops conference agreed that a Protestant partner of a Catholic can receive the Eucharist after having made a serious examination of conscience with a priest or another person with pastoral responsibilities, affirms the faith of the Catholic Church, wishes to end serious spiritual distress, and has a longing to satisfy a hunger for the Eucharist. However,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New papal document seeks paradigm shift at ecclesiastical universities

    01/29/2018 5:08:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | January 29, 2018 | Catholic Culture
    Pope Francis has called for a "radical paradigm shift" and a "bold cultural revolution" at ecclesiastical universities, in a new apostolic constitution issued on January 29. The new 87-page document, entitled Veritatis Gaudium ("The Joy of Truth") replaces the apostolic constitution Sapientia Christiana, issued by St. John Paul II in 1979. Pope Francis writes that the older document "urgently needs to be brought up to date" in light of changes in society and in academic life. (The new papal document applies specifically to universities and other academic institutions that offer degrees and courses of study approved by the Holy See....
  • Letter to Women (June 29, 1995) | John Paul II

    11/28/2017 11:57:00 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    The Vatican Official Site ^ | 1995 | Pope John Paul II
    Taking up the themes I addressed in that document, I would now like to speak directly to every woman, to reflect with her on the problems and the prospects of what it means to be a woman in our time. In particular I wish to consider the essential issue of the dignity and rights of women, as seen in the light of the word of God. This "dialogue" really needs to begin with a word of thanks. As I wrote in my Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem, the Church "desires to give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity for the 'mystery...
  • John Paul II the Revolutionary?

    09/28/2017 10:27:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 28, 2017 | John W. Proctor
    The real revolution there happened under John Paul II, not Francis, which hasnt really yet been understood, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.While apologists for recently canonized Pope John Paul II scramble to defend the late Pontiff for the apparent exploitation of the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family that bears his name, a closer look at their rationale is guaranteed to raise eyebrows. However, the stunned reaction might not be at the audacity of their claims, but the coherence of their explanations.Lets unpack this.Archbishop Paglia taps into one of Pope John Paul IIs most ubiquitous themes: consciousness, or awareness...
  • Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire

    09/12/2017 2:37:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 11, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    All of which amounts to a concern that the commission is being used as a cover: to look at the scientific and historical character of the document, but with the ultimate goal of presenting the Pope with enough information for the encyclicals dissenters to say: Times have changed Humanae Vitae needs to be interpreted in the light of conscience, according to the complexity of peoples lives today. Before his death on Sept. 6, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra had privately expressed similar grave concerns about the commission. Like others, he believed the opening of the archives was a ploy to obtain...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • The Vatican plan to reinterpret anti-contraception encyclical is real

    06/20/2017 5:55:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 16, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    June 16, 2017 (Lepanto Foundation) — Monsignor Gilfredo Marengo, professor at John Paul II Pontifical Institute, will be the coordinator of the commission nominated by Pope Francis to "reinterpret" the encyclical Humanæ Vitæ by Pope Paul VI, in the light of Amoris laetitia, on the occasion of  the 50th anniversary of the former's promulgation, which falls next year. The initial rumors of the existence of this commission, still secret but reported by Vatican correspondent 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...
  • Francis untruthful citations of John Paul II in Amoris Laetitia...[Catholic Caucus]

    05/21/2017 9:04:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | September 2016 | Denzinger-Bergoglio
    Francis untruthful citations of John Paul II in Amoris Laetitia the law of gradualnessagain Posted on September 29, 2016 by EN - Denzinger Bergoglio in Amoris Laetitia and tagged Amoris Laetitia, desataque3. From Rome, for the Denzinger-BergoglioLet us examine an important section of John Paul IIs Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris consortio. It does not require much explanation because the text is clear, as opposed to Francis document that we analyzed in the first part of this study (see here). It clearly shows that John Paul II didnt have anything to hideThe law of gradualness cannot be identified with gradualness of...
  • Pope John Paul IIs Mother Rejected Doctors Abortion Suggestion

    05/19/2017 6:03:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 05.17.17 | Maria Gallagher
    A champion of life—that title expertly captures the work and legacy of Pope John Paul II. More than a decade after his death, the author of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) remains one of the greatest heroes of the pro-life movement, respected by people of all faiths and all walks of life.The story of Pope John Paul II’s life is filled with suspense, heroism, and intrigue. What is particularly striking is the number of times during the course of his long life, he escaped death. His life hung in the balance when he was hit by a vehicle in...
  • Womenpriests! Intercommunion! Pastoral Discernment! Whoopee!!

    02/08/2017 2:56:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    What's up with the Synod ^ | February 8, 2017 | Hilary White
    We cant really say everything old is new again. Its really just more of the same. But we can certainly look behind the headlines to a little bit of recent Catholic history and discover that most of the daily list of horrors coming out of the Vatican and upper levels of the episcopate are nothing new at all. They are, at most, natural developments of what has been going on for 50 years. One might say, the logical results of them