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  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Burke Again “Persona Non Grata”

    04/11/2018 5:05:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 11, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Burke Again “Persona Non Grata” Cardinal Raymond Burke, the official Patron of the Order of Malta, has again not been invited to the order's International Lourdes pilgrimage which takes place from May 4 to 8, according to (April 11). Already last year Cardinal Burke was not invited. As the order's patron he would have been the one to celebrate the Sunday Mass for the about 8000 pilgrims. Pope Francis appointed Burke in 2014 as the patron of the order. Only in 2015 and 2016 he was allowed to celebrate the Sunday Mass for the Lourdes pilgrimage. In January...
  • [Cath Cauc} Money Was the Reason Why Francis Disavowed Grand Master of Order of Malta

    04/07/2018 11:54:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 7, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Henry Sire, the author of the bestselling book “The Dictator Pope” told the “real reason” why the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, was disavowed by the Holy See. The Order was about to receive a large donation for which the controversial German Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager was the go-between. But Boeselager was suspended by Festing for his role in distributing condoms and abortive hormones. Now, this donation promised to bring benefits also to the Vatican and at least to one high ecclesiastic, “That was more important to them than a question of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Dictator Pope’ author: My suspension from Knights of Malta is illegal

    03/23/2018 6:50:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2018 | LifeSite News Staff
    The Knights of Malta say they have suspended historian Henry Sire for allegedly breaching their constitution, following revelations that he is the mysterious author of The Dictator Pope. However, Sire himself maintains the suspension is null and illegal under the Order's rules. According to the Order, Sire was notified of the alleged suspension on Wednesday. Sire’s identity as the author of The Dictator Pope was confirmed on Monday, when Regnery Press posted his name and background on an online description of the book. Sire originally self-published the book under the pseudonym Marcantonio Colonna, a historical figure best remembered for his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta

    03/22/2018 9:04:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 22, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta by Staff Reporter posted Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 Sire, a longstanding member of the Order of Malta, was revealed as the author earlier this weekThe Order of Malta has suspended ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire for allegedly breaching its constitution.The Catholic Herald understands that the Order notified Sire yesterday of his suspension, days after he was revealed to be the mysterious author.Sire’s identity was confirmed on Monday when Regnery Publishing posted his name in an online description of the book. He had originally self-published the book under the penname Marcantonio Colonna,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope blocks recruitment as Knights of Malta tussle for control of order

    02/02/2018 8:05:22 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Tablet ^ | February 1, 2018 | Christopher Lamb
    Francis and the Holy See have made it clear they want an overhaul of the professed knights Pope Francis has told an elite section of the Order of Malta to stop admitting new members until reforms have been carried out, while declining a request from those knights to hand them greater control of the organisation. The move comes just over a year after the Grand Master of the order, Fra’ Matthew Festing, resigned following a public stand-off with the Pope and an unprecedented intervention by the Vatican. It resulted in the election last April of Fra’ Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope sends special prosecutor to Chile to investigate charges against Bishop Barros

    01/30/2018 11:16:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    America ^ | January 30, 2018 | Gerard O’Connell
    In a stunning move of the utmost importance, the Vatican today announced that Pope Francis has decided to send Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta to Chile to listen to the victims that accuse Bishop Juan Barros of being present when they were abused by the country’s most notorious predator, the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and of covering this up.The Vatican statement, issued in Italian and Spanish, said: As a result of some information received recently regarding the case of Monsignor Juan de La Cruz Barros Madrid, Bishop of Osorno (Chile), the Holy Father has decided that Msgr. Charles Scicluna, the archbishop...
  • ‘Church won’t carry out crusade against removal of Catholicism from Constitution’

    01/20/2018 7:19:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Malta Today ^ | January 20, 2018 | Matthew Vella
    Archbishop Charles Scicluna said removing Roman Catholicism as Malta’s official religion would not affect the Church’s mission The Maltese Archbishop has vowed he will not carry out any “crusade” should Roman Catholicism be removed from the island’s Constitution as the official religion of Malta. Charles Scicluna told Radju Malta host Andrew Azzopardi that the separation of church and state were positive developments for a country, and that he was in favour of a level-playing field for all religions. But he said that if any constitutional convention had to propose the removal of Roman Catholicism from the Constitution, he would...
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
  • Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers

    10/16/2017 4:43:51 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mirror ^ | 16 Oct 2017
    Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers offshore tax evasion investigation 'days after she received threats to her safety' (Full Title) A journalist who led the Panama Papers offshore tax evasion expose was killed today when a bomb blew up her car. Investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia - dubbed a "one-woman WikiLeaks" - was killed as she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta. She had filed a complaint to police a fortnight ago after receiving personal threats to her safety, local media said. Caruana Galizia ran a hugely popular blog relentlessly highlighting cases of alleged corruption,...
  • Mysterious professor in Papadopoulos docs says he did not discuss Clinton emails

    10/31/2017 7:54:39 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/31/17 | Christopher Brennan
    [SNIP] Joseph Mifsud, a former Maltese official who co-directs the London Academy of Diplomacy at the University of Stirling, was identified in media reports after details in the documents pointed to his attendance at a conference in Russia last year. He told the Daily Telegraph Tuesday that he is the professor in the documents, but said that the acquaintance in Moscow with government connections who he introduced Papadopoulos to was only an academic. Mifsud also told the paper that he did not know anything about Russian “dirt” on Clinton, and said that he was upset by the “incredible” claims. He...
  • World-Renowned Journalist Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Found Dead

    10/30/2017 7:49:11 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 59 replies
    UConservative ^ | 10/26/17 | A D
    The reporter who exposed corruption within the Clinton Foundation was found dead after a car bomb exploded with her inside. Maltese Investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was responsible for leaking millions of documents from the Panama Papers, which exposed high-level government corruption from around the world, reports Conservative Fighters.
  • [Cath Cauc] The dark symbolism of the ceiling collapsing in Malta’s oldest Catholic church

    08/25/2017 7:19:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 25, 2017 | CLAIRE CHRETIEN
    Facebook / Knisja Santa Marija ta' Ġesù BlogsCatholic Church Fri Aug 25, 2017 - 3:06 pm EST amoris laetitia , catholic , catholic church , crisis in the catholic church , malta MALTA, August 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In what could be considered symbolic of the state of the Catholic Church in Malta, or even most of Europe, the ceiling of the country's oldest Catholic church mysteriously collapsed this week. Malta legalized same-sex "marriage" this summer with practically no opposition from the country's bishops. This happened just months after Mata's bishops broke away from perennial Catholic teaching to allow couples...
  • Bishop calls those who disagree with Maltese guidelines on Communion ‘prophets of doom’

    08/21/2017 8:28:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    One of Malta’s two bishops recently criticized individuals opposed to the bishops’ guidelines giving tacit approval of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, calling them “prophets of doom.” Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said these doomsters want to affirm God’s justice by controlling his mercy, the Times of Malta reported. And he said they negatively affect the Church, stating, “Attitudes of this type annihilate all hope in people and make the Church what it is not, and what it should never be.” The article said his “prophets of doom” comments were in reference to the new way of dealing with divorced...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Knights of Columbus replace traditional regalia

    08/03/2017 1:56:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    The Knights of Columbus do a lot of good work in the United States, from pro-life and pro-family activities, to charitable endeavors, to providing honor guards for traditional Latin Masses. In fact, there are dozens of councils attached to the TLM. So, it is sad to see the organization's convention this week in Saint Louis, Missouri, turn into a fiasco due to a major change to be imposed on fourth degree Knights, who comprise the top fifth of membership. The Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, announced: "The Board of Directors has decided that the time is right for a modernization...
  • BREAKING: Catholic Malta legalizes gay ‘marriage’

    07/12/2017 4:43:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Three years after Malta’s Parliament legalized same-sex civil unions, the nation's Parliament this evening changed its laws in a whipped vote to allow two men or two women to call their homosexual relationship “marriage.” The amendment to the country’s Marriage Act and other related laws legalizes homosexual “marriage” by eradicating the words “husband” and “wife” and replacing them with the gender-neutral word “spouse.” The words “mother” and “father” were also replaced by the word “parent.”  “The object of this Bill is to modernise the institution of marriage and ensure that all consenting, adult couples have the legal right to enter into...

    07/06/2017 5:15:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church, militant ^ | July 6, 2017 | Stephen Wynne
    The island of Malta is on its way to becoming the latest country to embrace same-sex "marriage."  A legalization measure, the Marriage Equality Bill, has passed to initial readings before Parliament. It is widely expected to pass a final vote on Wednesday. Designed to "modernize the institution of marriage," the bill is not a single act, but a series of amendments to existing laws such as the Marriage Act, the Criminal Code and the Civil Code.   In addition to allowing gays to marry, the measure will purge Maltese laws of "gendered" language. References such as "husband" and "wife" will be changed to...
  • Catholic Malta embraces gay marriage

    07/04/2017 4:11:17 AM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    Times of Malta via BBC ^ | 3 July 2017 | Herman Grech
    Staunchly Catholic Malta only introduced divorce following a referendum in 2011, to the dismay of many in authority. Six years later, it ranks top in Europe for gay rights, it was the first country to ban gay conversion therapy - and it's about to legalise same-sex marriage. "Malta wants to keep leading on LGBT issues and civil liberties, to serve as a model for the rest of the world," Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the BBC. Fresh from a resounding electoral victory, Mr Muscat put forward the Marriage Equality Bill as the first law to be discussed in parliament. Aware...
  • New Knights of Malta leader genuflects before Francis in Vatican meeting [Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 6:06:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 23, 2017 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Pope Francis met the new leader of the Knights of Malta Friday in a toned-down encounter in which the head of the historic chivalric order seemed to emphasize its loyalty to the pope after a period of tension with the Vatican earlier this year. As Francis greeted Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto in the antechamber to the papal library, the head knight genuflected before the pope and kissed his ring. His face scrunched with emotion, Dalla Torre told Francis he was particularly moved by the encounter and had been following his papacy closely. Dalla Torre, an Italian,...
  • Sacrilegious: Pro-gay group in Malta archdiocese uses rainbow flag as altar cloth [Catholic Caucus]

    06/06/2017 11:52:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 5, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Rainbow altar cloth at Drachma LGBTI's May 17, 2017 prayer vigil. Sacrilegious: Pro-gay group in Malta archdiocese uses rainbow flag as altar cloth archdiocese of malta , catholic , charles scicluna , homosexuality , lgbti , malta , same-sex 'marriage' MALTA, June 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A homosexual group that campaigns for the Catholic Church to accept homosexual “marriage,” sodomy, and adoption of children by same-sex couples has been given a free pass to operate unofficially in the Catholic Archdiocese of Malta run by Archbishop Charles Scicluna.  Drachma LGBTI, which labels itself “Catholic,” has been allowed to meet in Maltese...
  • Malta’s bishops denounce newspaper ad opposing gay ‘marriage’ [Catholic Caucus]

    05/24/2017 5:20:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Malta’s bishops denounce newspaper ad opposing gay ‘marriage’ | News Pete Baklinski 7-8 minutes @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderContent.css"); MALTA, May 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Catholic faithful in Malta have published a full page add in a widely read paper defending real marriage against “unnatural” homosexual “marriage” in the lead-up to the country’s June 3 general election.  The country’s bishops, however, have criticized the ad as “propaganda.”  The ad, published in the May 21 edition of MaltaToday by “Maltese Catholics United for the Faith,” states that the sanctity of marriage must be respected.  “We respect everyone, be they teachers, nuns, gays, immigrants,...