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  • [Catholic Caucus] Leader of St. Gallen ‘mafia’, “Ante-Pope” Martini prepared the way for Francis

    03/10/2018 5:22:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2018 | Julia Meloni
    Before his death in 2012, Cardinal Carlo Martini eerily called himself an “ante-pope,” a “precursor and preparer for the Holy Father.” Martini was the leading antagonist to Popes John Paul II and Benedict—a Jesuit famous for groaning that the Church was “200 years behind.” In Night Conversations with Cardinal Martini, he cringed at the “major damage” caused by Humanae Vitae. The Church spoke “too much” about the sixth commandment and sin. He said legal abortion was, ultimately, “positive.” For Martini saw himself as a dreamer who kept us “open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit.” Hadn’t the prophet Joel said that your sons and daughters...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Man Who Was “Ante-Pope”

    02/28/2018 9:32:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 28, 2018 | Julia Melonia
    The Man Who Was “Ante-Pope” Before his death in 2012, Cardinal Carlo Martini eerily called himself an “ante-pope,” a “precursor and preparer for the Holy Father.”Martini was the leading antagonist to Popes John Paul II and Benedict—a Jesuit famous for groaning that the Church was “200 years behind.” In Night Conversations with Cardinal Martini, he cringed at the “major damage” caused by Humanae Vitae. The Church spoke “too much” about the sixth commandment and sin. He said legal abortion was, ultimately, “positive.”For Martini saw himself as a dreamer who kept us “open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit.” Hadn’t...
  • Drain the Swamp Martini

    04/01/2017 8:22:09 PM PDT · by UpInArms · 9 replies
    UpInArms | 04/01/2017 | UpInArms
    Delectable Martini to celebrate draining the swamp. This is a serious drink and perfectly named for the times.
  • Hidden Hand Behind Francis' Intemperate Speech

    05/26/2016 5:39:09 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 05/26/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Personal chastity habits of sexual-freedom endorsing clerics are covered under privacy rights, but does anyone in their right mind imagine there's no relation to how they confidentially live their personal lives? The St. Gallen self-avowed "mafia" isn't disturbed when Pope Francis temporarily feints right to make traditional-conservative remarks about authentic Catholic Church teaching. Because their goal has already been met: Destabilization of Papal authority. Future Pontiffs' solemn declarations will have minimal public importance because Francis' verbal intemperance has met the goal of delegitimizing the office itself. Anticipate especially the Truffle Kardinals of the German Bishops' Conference working behind the scenes...
  • Tosatti: The election of Jorge Bergoglio by the Martini-led "Mafia"

    09/25/2015 2:09:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2015 | Marco Tosatti
    The election of Jorge Bergoglio was the fruit of secret meetings that cardinals and bishops, organized by Carlo Maria Martini, held for years at St. Gall in Switzerland. This is what is claimed by Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, the authors of a just published biography of the Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, who refer to the group of cardinals and bishops as the “Mafia-club”. Danneels, according to the authors, had worked for years in preparation for the election of Pope Francis, which happened in 2013. He himself, however, in a video recorded during the presentation of the book admits that...
  • Stunning Adminssion:Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PB

    09/25/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/25/15 | Tantumblogo
    "STUNNING ADMISSION: Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PBXVI" Pride goeth before the fall. The modernists are apparently feeling very powerful and secure, because they are starting to open their mouths and crow about both their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI, dropping hints they played a role in his abdication, as well as quite possibly illicitly organizing to elect Pope Francis. Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to...
  • St. Regis Unveils $125 Martini

    04/18/2014 2:49:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    This pricey drink is "here to troll us all," SFist proclaims.The World's Best Martini has arrived in San Francisco. And it's yours for a mere $125. Bring the company credit card to that three-martini lunch. SFist reports that the Ame Restaurant bar at the St. Regis hotel and residences in San Francisco's South of Market has crafted "the World's Greatest Martini." The drink, "San Francisco's most luxurious cocktail," is for a "spirits aficionado" who "has tried everything," according to to PR person pushing the drink. 2 Days-Old Kittens Survive Accidentally Being Mailed What could possibly be worth $125? Well --...
  • Special Report: The Martini Pope

    12/27/2013 11:15:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 12/26/13 | John Vennari
    Three initial areas where Pope Francis seems to echo Martini are his treatment of homosexuality, his claim that God should not be considered a “Catholic God,” and the present discussion to possibly permit divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist.
  • Catholic World Mourns Renowned Biblical Scholar Cardinal Martini

    08/31/2012 7:07:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a renowned biblical scholar and former Archbishop of Milan, died today aged 85 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Pope Benedict XVI met the cardinal privately during a visit to Milan in June and had been informed of his failing health, the Vatican press office said. The cardinal was a prolific author whose books were bestsellers in Italy and included everything from scholarly biblical exegesis to poetry and prayer guides. He retired as Archbishop of Milan in 2002, where he was known as a strong pastor and administrator, and as a very careful, thoughtful...
  • Cardinal Carlo Martini Says Church '200 Years Behind'

    09/01/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/1/12
    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has described the Roman Catholic Church as being "200 years behind" the times. The cardinal died on Friday, aged 85. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has published his last interview, recorded in August, in which he said: "The Church is tired... our prayer rooms are empty." Martini, once tipped as a future pope, urged the Church to recognise its errors and to embark on a radical path of change, beginning with the Pope. Thousands of people have been filing past his coffin at Milan's cathedral, where he was archbishop for more than 20 years. The...
  • Cardinal Carlo Martini has chosen to engage in dissent and lying

    03/30/2012 7:22:44 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In my last post, I noted how Cardinal Carlo Martini says [in his new book], "I disagree with the position of those in the Church, that take issue with civil unions..It is not bad, instead of casual sex between men, that two people have a certain stability..." Besides demonstrating his personal loss of faith, the retired Cardinal provides us with further evidence that the homosexual agenda has made significant inroads within the Church. But that hardly comes as news. Back in 1995, reporter Edwin Thomas of Micromega magazine carried out an unusual survey. Every evening for several weeks, Mr. Thomas...
  • American Flag Bikini Patriots!

    07/02/2010 3:50:46 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 58 replies · 13+ views
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2010
    You want to show your patriotism this weekend? Take a tip from Jessica Simpson and Lady Gaga: Do it with a bikini! Here are 20 styles for sale online right now. Skirts, ruffles, string - you name it. Check 'em out and see if any of these patriotic styles are for you....
  • Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka?

    03/22/2010 8:49:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 603+ views ^ | March 18, 2010 | Richard Goldsmith
    Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka? By Richard Goldsmith - America's favorite straight stuff gets an injection of flavor. Once upon a time, vodka was popular for being virtually tasteless, delivering all the punch of alcohol without all of that annoying flavor. It was the ultimate blank canvas, melding with pretty much any mixer a bartender could pair it with. As vodka popularity grew in the ‘80s and ‘90s, liquor distillers realized there was money to be made through product extensions, so companies dove in head first. Thus, the tidal wave of flavored vodkas was unleashed. Flavored vodkas have actually been around...
  • On the Rocks - The Martini Girl Sold in to Sex Slavery

    06/08/2007 11:42:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 4,161+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd June 2007 | VICTORIA MOORE
    On the Rocks - The Martini Girl Sold in to Sex Slavery by VICTORIA MOORE Last updated at 11:32am on 2nd June 2007 As the Martini Girl, she embodied the sexual promise of the 1970s. Then she vanished. Only now, can Deborah Jackson's incredible story of sexual enslavement be told... She was the face of the racy advert that promised: "Any time, any place, anywhere." And stretched out in a red swimsuit beside a pool, hair tousled in the breeze and a cluster of iced drinks glasses beaded with condensation beside her, the Martini Girl seemed to embody the new...
  • The Pope's Progressive Challenger (Benedict vs. Martini)

    02/22/2007 11:46:03 PM PST · by Zetman · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Time ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 | JEFF ISRAELY
    Joseph Ratzinger and Carlo Maria Martini were once considered the two great heavyweights of the College of Cardinals. Ratzinger has, of course, gone on to become Benedict XVI while Martini has long since stepped down as Archbishop of Milan. But their sometimes clashing views on doctrine are more relevant than ever to the future of the Catholic Church. The Pope has confirmed the Vatican's strictly traditional party line on questions of doctrine and moral theology. But his more progressive counterpart, the former Archbishop, has hardly disappeared. Officially, having stepped down from his Milan post in 2003 after reaching the prescribed...
  • My favorite radio station is back online!

    This station (The Lounge 690) went off the air in L.A. back in December. They just starting broadcasting online recently. All sorts of cool standards being played.
  • Carlo Maria Martini’s “Day After” (some at Vatican interpreted it as the manifesto of an antipope)

    04/28/2006 9:41:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 833+ views ^ | April 28, 2006 | Sandro Magister
    The text of the cardinal published in “L’espresso” greatly irritated the Church’s leadership. Some have interpreted it as the manifesto of an antipope. Here is a summary of the reactions, plus a commentary by Pietro De Marco ROMA, April 28, 2006 – At a Vatican accustomed to the crystal-clear preaching of pope Joseph Ratzinger, with the truth of heavenly and earthly things carved out neatly each time with a fine chisel, the ten pages of doubts, hypotheses, and “gray areas” of cardinal Carlo Maria Martini in dialogue with bioethicist Ignazio Marino published in last week’s edition of “L’espresso” came like...
  • Controversial Retired Cardinal Martini Calls Legal Abortion "Positive"

    04/23/2006 1:54:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 501+ views
    LifeSite ^ | April 21, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    ROME, April 21, 2006 ( - The controversial Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a favourite of liberal dissidents within the Catholic Church many of whom hoped he'd be elected Pope, has given an interview on abortion, embryo research, assisted procreation, AIDS and condom use to the Italian weekly L'Espresso.  The lengthy interview, a dialogue with Italian bioethics expert Ignazio Marino, reveals publicly the Cardinal's differing opinion on matters of sexuality with the Catholic Church.  Even though he retired at age 75 in 2002, the former Archbishop of Milan continues to be a darling of the liberal media.The full interview published today...
  • Senior Catholic cardinal advocates condoms to prevent AIDS

    04/21/2006 9:01:17 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 46 replies · 655+ views
    A senior Italian cardinal who was one of the front-runners to become pope after the death of John Paul II, has said it is acceptable for Catholics to use condoms to prevent AIDS, a major break with the official position of the Vatican. Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan and the head of the Roman Catholic Church's liberal wing, said in an interview that legal abortions and the use of frozen embyros to produce children were also acceptable. "Certainly the use of condoms can, "Certainly the use of condoms can, in certain circumstances, constitute a lesser evil,"...
  • The Perfect Martini

    01/20/2003 7:24:05 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 7 replies · 161+ views
    January 20, 2003 | perfect stranger
    Dean Martin rolls in his grave every- time some trendy moron calls a Vodka and fruit juice drink some type of Martini. A martini is a few ounces of fine quality Gin or Vodka in a Martini glass with a green, red-pimento stuffed olive. Pass the bottle of Vermouth close by the drink for the full taste of the drink.