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  • Interdict on the Former Grand Master. The Pope Forbids Him To Set Foot in Rome [Catholic Caucus]

    04/18/2017 11:49:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    Interdict on the Former Grand Master. The Pope Forbids Him To Set Foot in Rome > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*For April 29, a meeting has been scheduled in Rome of the Council Complete of State among the Professed Knights, the organ that according to statute will proceed with the election of the new Grand Master of the Order of Malta.As is known, the previous Grand Master, Fra' Matthew Festing of England, delivered his resignation on January 24 into the hands of Pope Francis, in obedience to his command.Since then, the supreme...
  • Vatican Orders Matthew Festing Not to Travel to Rome for Order of Malta Election

    04/18/2017 10:22:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Vatican Orders Matthew Festing Not to Travel to Rome for Order of Malta Election Some in the Order say move is designed to keep Fra' Festing from having any influence in the election of a new Grand Master. Edward Pentin In a surprising move, Pope Francis’ special delegate to the Order of Malta has instructed Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order’s former Grand Master, not to travel to Rome for the election of his successor.
  • Alternative route to US citizenship

    04/03/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    The Hindu, Business Line ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2017 | Lokeshwarri S K
    The EB-5 program will get you permanent residency in the US through capital investment With the new US President's anti-globalisation and anti-immigrants stance, those wishing to toil their way in to a US citizenship might find it hard in the near future. But money might buy you a rightful place under the US sun. This can be achieved with the help of the EB-5 program, that can get you permanent residency and eventually citizenship, provided you have a deep pocket. Many countries, including the UK, Australia and exotic locales such as Malta and Cyprus provide a channel to high networth...
  • Knights of Malta. The Double Truth About That 30 Million [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 5:33:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Sandro Magister ^ | March 28, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The reply of Eugenio Ajroldi di Robbiate, director of the communications office of the Order of Malta, to what was published on March 23 by Settimo Cielo on “the mystery of those 30 million Swiss francs,” has not been passed over in silence by other knights of the Order, closer to the mental workings of former Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing, forced to hand in his resignation last January 24 to Pope Francis in person. This is what is attested to in the following letter, from a person very well-informed on the affairs of the Order, rich in information that...
  • German Newspaper Investigates Mysterious Trust Connected to Order of Malta [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 11:17:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Germany’s mass-selling Bild newspaper has reported that the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accepted a 30 million Swiss franc donation ($31 million) on behalf of the Order from what Bild calls “a dubious trust” in Geneva. Boeselager denies any wrongdoing. The Grand Chancellor told the newspaper that over a seven-year period, the Order would be drawing 30 million Swiss francs from the fund, which Bild calls by its acronym CPVG. So far, the Order has received 3 million francs from the trust, whose existence the Register first brought to public attention in January....
  • 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...
  • New Letter From Malta Bishops Attempts to Downplay Permissive Guidelines [Catholic Caucus]

    03/12/2017 8:41:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 12, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    On Saturday, March 11, a new pastoral letter (PDF link) was issued by the bishops of Malta to be read in all parish Masses. In it, they address — rather abruptly, and without introduction as part of a larger reflection — the question of their approach to providing sacraments to the “remarried”:
  • WATCH: Malta And Gozo Bid Farewell To Our Greatest Natural Icon

    03/10/2017 4:58:26 AM PST · by Shark24 · 8 replies
    Lovin Malta ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chuck Bartalo
    Gozo's iconic Azure Window collapsed earlier this morning. The natural rock formation, which had been on the verge of collapse for months, had increasingly harsher warnings against hikers climbing up it.
  • American Conservatives Provoked Crisis in Knights of Malta, Says Reinstated Chancellor

    03/08/2017 6:48:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Albert von Boeselager, who was forced to resign as chancellor of the Knights of Malta but reinstated by Pope Francis, has blamed American conservatives for the turmoil in the order. Von Boeselager said that conservatives, unhappy with the Pope’s public statements on economic affairs, have provoked conflicts at the Vatican. “There is, for instance, a very powerful, ultra-conservative movement in the US which has links to the Evangelical Churches and to conservative economists, behind which there is a great deal of money,” he said. Von Boeselager linked Cardinal Raymond Burke to the alleged enemies of the Pope, charged that the...
  • Maltese PM hails pope, calls for multispeed EU

    02/27/2017 9:07:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 27 Feb. 2017, 18:33 | Eric Maurice
    Pope Francis’s “insight will be extremely important for Europe’s future,” said Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat on Monday (27 February), while criticizing the EU’s “lack of leadership”. “Pope Francis is the ultimate world leader who has the skills and vision to say things that transcend banalities,” Muscat said in Valletta ahead of next month’s Rome summit. The Social-Democratic PM, whose country holds the current EU presidency, added that the Roman Catholic leader may “provide things other politicians miss”. […] He also said that the EU needs to “go ahead with multi-speed Europe”. “If the only way of staying united is...
  • A reform of the Order of Malta’s statutes is needed to avoid other crises [Catholic Caucus]

    02/26/2017 12:30:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Vatican Insider (La Stampa) ^ | February 26, 2017 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    “We need to revisit our system of checks and balances, to prevent what has happened from happening again.” Boeselager is sitting in a lounge area of the Order of Malta’s Magistral Palace in Via Condotti, Rome. He speaks calmly of the recent storm, the crisis that has counterposed the Holy See to the now resigned Grand Master Matthew Festing who was supported by Patron Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. Boeselager had been forced to leave his office by what was intended as an order by the Pope. An order that the Pope had actually never given and that led to the...
  • Pope’s reform could threaten the very heart of the Knights of Malta [Catholic Caucus]

    02/09/2017 10:12:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    Pope Francis’ reform of the Knights of Malta could gut the very “heart” of the Order and up-end its 900-year-old constitution. Members of the Order who spoke to LifeSiteNews under condition of anonymity say such drastic fears have been stoked by the Pope’s unprecedented intervention in the Order in the last month. Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu as his special delegate to the Knights of Malta and entrusted him the task of reforming the lay Order’s religious branch of professed Knights, called the “First Class,” who take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Members of the Order...
  • A fearful email from Malta

    02/07/2017 11:05:05 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | February 7, 2017 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I had this email from a friend in Malta who is concerned about the high handed way in which Archbishop Scicluna is dealing with his clergy over Amoris Laetitia, I will be grateful if others could verify or otherwise its details. It is very sad that faithful priests are mocked by their bishop, who despite his CDF credentials and the apparent rebuke from Cardinal Mueller has not yet retracted his singular interpretation of the Pope. Several unconnected people have told me similar things by telephone or email. If any other Maltese priests wish to comment anonymously, I will happily withhold...
  • Conservative Criticism Intensifies Against Pope Francis

    02/04/2017 5:55:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 184 replies
    AP ^ | 2/4/16 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters appearing around Rome citing his actions against conservative Catholics and asking: "Where's your mercy?"</p> <p>The posters appeared on the same day that Francis cemented his authority over the Knights by naming a top Vatican archbishop, Angelo Becciu, to be his special delegate to the ancient aristocratic order.</p>
  • Pope names Archb. Becciu personal delegate to Order of Malta [Catholic Church]

    02/04/2017 6:51:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | February 4, 2017
    Pope Francis has named Archbishop Angelo Becciu as his personal special delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta. In a letter Saturday addressed to Archbishop Becciu, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, the Pope gives him “all necessary powers” to help the Order reform its Constitution and elect a new leader. Naming Becciu “as my special delegate to the distinguished Order” of Malta, the Pope emphasized that he will work in “strict collaboration” with the Order’s interim leader, Fra' Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein. The two of them, he said, must work for “greater good of the Order and for the...
  • The Maltese Church once defied secularisation. Now its bishops have surrendered

    02/03/2017 6:02:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 3, 2017 | William Oddie
    The Maltese bishops' guidelines on Communion mean that secular culture has triumphed over the Church It has been a long time since I last wrote on this site. I am only breaking my silence now because I am so distressed to find the unmistakeable signs that the Church is in the midst of a crisis. The crisis is proceeding almost absent-mindedly under its own momentum, but its nature is clear: the secularist ideologisation of the moral sense. Even more distressing, it is Malta of all places in the world where its signs are most unignorable – and given my personal...
  • MALTA NEWS: Catholics Condemn Document on Communion for Adulterers (Sign Petition)

    02/03/2017 2:59:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 3, 2017 | Michael Matt
    On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Veri Catholici, the International Association of Catholics for the Defense of the Faith against the Errors of Cardinal Kasper, published in the Times of Malta Newspaper, on p. 29, an Open Letter to the Bishops of Malta and Gozo regarding their recent pastoral document, in which they have openly approved of communion for those living in public sin. The actual text of the Open Letter is as follows, in jpg format, for proof the advertisement was published in the Times of Malta, and if you visit the Veri Catholic website you can add your name...
  • WHERE DOES POPE FRANCIS REALLY STAND ON CONTRACEPTION? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 1:38:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | February 1, 2017
    The circumstances surrounding the resignation of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the appointment of a “papal delegate” to assist in the “renewal” of the order, raises further questions about the extent to which Pope Francis assents to the teaching of the Catholic Church on questions of sexual ethics. In this article we will revisit previous concerns regarding Pope Francis’s position on contraception, in the light of recent events. At the heart of the crisis in the Order of Malta is the distribution of contraceptives and abortifacient drugs, over a number of years, by Malteser...
  • Knights of Malta say they’ll refocus on helping migrants, refugees

    02/02/2017 6:43:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Crux News ^ | February 2, 2017 | Inés San Martín
    After weeks of turmoil that saw Pope Francis, the Vatican and the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta locked in a power struggle, a top official of the order now says they won’t let the crisis deter them from their humanitarian work, particularly with immigrants and refugees. The Order of Malta “is not fighting the pope,” said Albrecht Boeselager, the Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta, who was fired last December but reinstated on Saturday after the resignation of Grand Master Matthew Festing. Boeselager contested impressions that Francis essentially sacked Festing. “It’s not right to say that the...
  • On Maltese Guidelines' Troubling Similarity to Lambeth Decision

    01/31/2017 2:04:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | January 30, 2017 | Andrew Parrish
    One thing about the Maltese bishops’ document on Amoris Laetitia that does not seem, as yet, to have been sufficiently emphasized by anyone is the similarity of its argument to that put forward in the infamous Lambeth Decision of 1930 on contraception. In fact, the two statements, in justifying themselves, use almost identical phrases: