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  • July 17, 1967 – A Day That Will Live In Modernist Infamy [Catholic Caucus]

    12/31/2016 6:16:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Remanat Newspaper ^ | December 30, 2016 | John J. Arechiga
    “Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.” [Douay-Rheims translation, Romans 1:19] The days of yore – traditional Catholicism – effectively ended on July 17, 1967. Why? On that date Pope Saint Pius X’s comprehensive Oath Against Modernization was replaced with a tepid Profession of Faith. Arguably, the tepid Profession of Faith reopened the modernist floodgates on July 17, 1967 – and is a day that will live in modernist infamy. A collateral issue is whether the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s tepid Profession of Faith actually...
  • Notre Charge Apostolique [Catholic Caucus]

    08/22/2016 8:07:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 15, 1910 | Pope St. Pius X
    Excerpts from: Notre Charge Apostolique "Our Apostolic Mandate" Given by Pope Pius X to the French Bishops August 15, 1910 “We fear that worse is to come: the end result of this developing promiscuousness, the beneficiary of this cosmopolitan social action, can only be a Democracy which will be neither Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Jewish. It will be a religion (for Sillonism, so the leaders have said, is a religion) more universal than the Catholic Church, uniting all men to become brothers and comrades at last in the ‘Kingdom of God’. We do not work for the Church, we work...
  • De Mattei - The current crisis in the context of Church history

    05/06/2016 8:48:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 6, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    In the Gospel, Jesus uses many metaphors to indicate the Church He founded. One of the most fitting is the image of the boat threatened by a tempest (Matt. 8, 23-27; Mark, 4, 35-41; Luke 8, 22-25). This image has often been used by the Fathers of the Church and the Saints when depicting the Church as a barque at sea, shaken and tossed by the waves and, which lives, we could say, amid tempests, without ever being submerged by the waves. Well-known in the Gospel, is the scene of the tempest on Lake Tiberias, calmed by Our Lord: “Tunc...
  • The Decline of the West

    03/14/2016 3:00:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 14, 2016 | CLIFFORD STAPLES
    According to the German Catholic philosopher Josef Pieper, the “wisdom of the West” expresses the sum total of what man “ought to” be. This wisdom was then discredited and rejected in the Modern era, and so is largely unavailable to post-modern man, who bobs along in the wake of Modernism, which has largely discredited itself. Here I use Pieper’s vision as the standard against which to chart the spiritual and cultural decline of the West.ON FAITHPieper:  Man, insofar as he realizes his meaning, is someone who—in faith—opens himself by listening to God’s word, whenever he can perceive it.Modern:  Modern man,...
  • Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon

    01/15/2016 12:03:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 59 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 JENNIFER LECLAIRE We're seeing 1 Timothy 4:1 playing out right before our very eyes. It's called the Great Apostasy and it's well underway. "At last I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity and as my genuine self—as a woman who loves and shares my life with another woman." Those were the words of Cynthia Meyer, a pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, who decided to make her first sermon of 2016 a coming out party. Meyer, 53, has been an ordained UM pastor for...
  • Osteen talks with NPR about Muslims visiting Lakewood Church and the faith revolution

    07/14/2015 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2015 | Craig Hlavaty
    Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen recently said in an interview with NPR that some of his best-selling books are popular in Islamic countries and that some Muslims have even attended Lakewood services. He chalks it all up to Houston’s diversity and his weekly messages from the pulpit. He was asked by Hobson about his views on immigration reform. “I’m probably more on the side of mercy than the side of the stricter things,” Osteen said. When it came to attracting those of the Muslim faith, Osteen says that it’s likely his universal message is attracting not only them but many...
  • Jimmy Carter: Let’s face it, Jesus would support gay marriage

    07/07/2015 12:31:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about it. And why not? “Jesus” is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support SSM you think the practice is moral (I should hope), and if you’re a Christian who believes something is moral, almost by definition you need to believe Jesus thinks so too. There’s nothing doctrinal about this, by Carter’s own admission. It’s just “I feel strongly this is right, ergo God must as well.”
  • Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

    05/24/2015 11:05:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 70 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 05-23-2015 | Damian Thompson
    Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin – 62 per cent. Never before has a country legalised the practice by popular vote. It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland, thanks not only to the paedophile scandals but also to the joyless quasi-Jansenist character of the Irish Church, which was handed complete control of education in the Free State after partition in 1922. (Many of its priests were outstandingly holy and...
  • On Redefining Reality: A Dialogue [sodomite "marriage"]

    04/09/2015 4:17:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Crisis ^ | 3/31/2015 | James Jacobs
    As I walked down the street, I noticed in the window of a shop a decal advertising the so-called “Human Rights Campaign,” the organization agitating for a redefinition of marriage to include homosexual unions. I was a little shocked somebody would be proud of that association, for I had heard the news that the founder of the Human Rights Campaign (and a major financial backer of President Obama), Terry Bean, was recently arrested in Oregon for sexually abusing a 15 year-old boy. Maybe that story was not broadcast as widely as it should have been—I can only guess why; if...
  • Pope Francis: no crime ever deserves the death penalty

    03/20/2015 1:12:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 3/20/2015 | Vatican Radio
    Capital punishment is cruel, inhuman and an offense to the dignity of human life. In today's world, the death penalty is "inadmissible, however serious the crime" that has been committed. That was Pope Francis’ unequivocal message to members of the International Commission against the death penalty who met with him on Friday morning in the Vatican. Listen to Philippa Hitchen’s report: In a lengthy letter written in Spanish and addressed to the president of the International Commission against the death penalty, Pope Francis thanks those who work tirelessly for a universal moratorium, with the goal of abolishing the use of...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA): Where God Loves Abortion and Hates Israel

    03/20/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2015 | David French
    The Presbyterian Church (USA) is the Radio Shack of church denominations. It’s been in free fall for so long that it’s sometimes difficult to believe the church is still around. It makes news only when it makes bad news. This is a church that has long embraced a culture of death by accepting abortion on demand. Indeed, church materials have declared that abortion can even be “an act of faithfulness before God,” and church policy states: “The considered decision of a woman to terminate a pregnancy can be a morally acceptable, though certainly not the only or required, decision.”...
  • Fr. Rosica explains modernism to us……

    03/19/2015 10:10:13 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 3/18/15 | Tantumblogo
    …….and I must say, he does so perfectly. Via Vox Cantoris, the highly influential Fr. Tom Rosica, whose career has really taken off since March 2013, had this to say about how doctrine can evolve. It is as good an encapsulation of the modernist mindset as I have seen: Will this Pope re-write controversial Church doctrines? No. But that isn’t how doctrine changes. Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God’s transforming love. Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not...
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Battling the New Gnosticism (Catholic Caucus)

    02/11/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | February 11, 2015 | BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER
    (Bishop Schneider. Image Courtesy of Diane Korzeniewski) Editor’s Note: Following his strongly-worded interview with Polonia Christiana in the wake of the first part of the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, we reached out to Bishop Athanasius Schneider to seek his guidance on concrete actions Catholics can take during this time of turmoil within the Church. We specifically requested his advice on what the faithful could do to resist heterodoxy and address the errors (or at least obfuscations) that seem to be issuing forth from some of the highest prelates in the Church. Though his counsel is brief, it is deeply...
  • Modernist Maniacs: Tradition Trapped in The Vortex

    02/09/2015 5:44:09 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    The Remnant Forum ^ | 2/8/15 | The Remnant
    New Coke/New Mass: As the situation in the Catholic Church reaches crisis levels, the lonely stand taken by Traditionalists such as Lefebvre & Davies forty years ago should be fully vindicated. So why is history being rewritten? Why are the traditionalists being 'airbrushed' out of the picture? Ferrara and Matt discuss.
  • A Parable on the Lies of the Devil and the False Promises of the World

    01/12/2015 9:15:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-11-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Parable on the Lies of the Devil and the False Promises of the World By: Msgr. Charles PopeOne of the great illusions under which we labor is that if we just get one more thing from this world, then we’ll be happy. Perhaps if we just had a little more money, or a better job, or the latest iPad, or if we were married to so-and-so, or if we just lived in a better neighborhood … then we’d be satisfied and content at last. But “at last” never comes, even if we do get some of the things...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’

    10/29/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 70 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | October 27, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    .“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
  • Pope Francis Says Evolution Is Not Inconsistent With God, Backs Scientific Advancements

    10/28/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Evolution is not inconsistent with God, said Pope Francis during an unveiling of a bust of his predecessor, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday. "Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation," Francis said. "The scientist," he continued, "must [nevertheless] be moved by a trust in the idea that nature hides, within her evolutionary mechanisms, potentialities that it is the task of intellect and freedom to discover and actuate, in order to achieve the [kind of] development that is in the design of the Creator." The pope, who backed the Roman Catholic...
  • Medieval Golden Age, Modern Barbarism (Islam more civilized 800 years ago)

    10/22/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 61 replies
    First Things ^ | ct 20, 2014 | Andrew Doran
    [Medieval Islamic astronomers predict eclipse of the moon] Earlier this year, as conflict raged in northern Syria, two professors, one Lebanese and the other American, both from elite universities in the Washington, D.C. area, passed the long night at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, drinking tea. They pondered the weighty issues of the region: whether the nation-state paradigm was the residue of colonialism or a reality to which nations of the Middle East must conform; American military engagement and its consequences; and, of course, the sources of violent extremism. At one point, the Lebanese professor lamented, “These...
  • The Islamic State Is Not ‘Midevil’ (sic)(intentional misspelling)

    09/11/2014 10:44:07 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | September 10, 2014 | Nicholas Frankovich
    We should stop calling the Islamic State “medieval.” We use that word for rhetorical effect but fail to appreciate how much doubt it conveys. It’s a mistake to reach for special vocabulary to intensify our condemnation of “this medieval and vile movement,” as Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister of the U.K., recently described it. What happened to British understatement? Take Clegg’s remark, delete “medieval and,” keep “vile,” and rearrange the letters: The Islamic State is evil. That’s enough. Resist the temptation to pile on more words. They weaken the assertion. More is less. Another reason that the specific adjective “medieval”...
  • St. Pius X Misunderstood? Only by Vatican Committees

    06/16/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 15, 2014 | Chris Jackson
    When I heard the news back on June 11th that The Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences was organizing a “study day” on the Pontificate of St Pius X, my first reaction was to wonder what the Committee was up to. The Vatican has issued so few words about this illustrious Saint in the post-Conciliar years one would have thought he never existed. So why now of all times, in the midst of one the most liberal pontificates in history, would this Pontifical Committee choose to study Pius X? On the “study day” in question ZENIT interviewed the President of the...
  • Methodists drop church complaint against open lesbian

    05/08/2014 8:00:19 AM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies ^ | May 7, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A lesbian preacher in the United Methodist Church is being given a free ride. After a complaint was filed against Sara Thompson Tweedy of New York, the matter was considered and the case dismissed. There will be no prosecution. Rob Renfroe of Good News, an orthodox renewal United Methodist group, says there's no mistake about Thompson's lifestyle. "She's very up front that she that is married to another woman…" tells OneNewsNow. Renfroe describes her as a "proud, active, self-avowed lesbian."
  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • Vatican: Pope's Remarks on Children of Same-Sex, Couples Not Indicative of Change in Policy

    01/07/2014 5:47:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 January 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Vatican media spokesman warned Sunday against misinterpreting Pope Francis’s comments about children of same-sex and divorced couples during a meeting of leaders of male religious orders in November. On Saturday, an AFP story announced “Pope Calls for Fresh Church Approach to Children of Gay Parents,” and said that the pope was calling for a “rethink in the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples and divorced parents.” The article cited Pope Francis’s words in July, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” and the fact that...
  • Postconciliar Revolution And The Thirst For Change

    01/02/2014 5:47:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Christian Order ^ | May 2013 | MICHAEL O'HALLORAN
    "A Blind and Unchecked Passion for Novelty" Postconciliar Revolution and the Thirst for Change MICHAEL O'HALLORAN “First of all [Modernists] lay down the general principle that in a living religion everything is subject to change, and must change... To the laws of evolution everything is subject - dogma, Church, worship, the Books we revere as sacred, even faith itself... From all that has preceded, some idea may be gained of the reforming mania which possesses them: in all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten.” - Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis (8 Sept. 1907),...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LAMENTABILI SANE EXITU, 01-02-14

    01/02/2014 8:30:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 01-02-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:LAMENTABILI SANE EXITU  Decree of the Holy Office, published under Pope St. Pius X against modernism on July 3, 1907. It condemned sixty-five propositions drawn from the writings of contemporary modernists, notably Alfred Loisy and George Tyrrell. The decree was shortly after followed (September 8) by the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

    10/29/2013 4:58:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | October 25, 2013 | Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB
    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB Archbishop of Tegucigalpa University of Dallas Ministry Conference Irving Convention Center 1. Introduction: It is not possible to talk about the Church, or about the Church today, without referring to the crucial moment in contemporary history that Vatican II has been for her, both as an event of grace and a paradigmatic reference. The Church is rising. There is a significant increment of the faith in Africa, where the Church has grown tremendously during the 20th century. Such vitality can also be seen in some sectors of the...
  • Believers in Unbelieving Churches

    10/26/2013 8:39:24 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 10-21-1935 | J. Greshem Machen
    Believers in Unbelieving Churches What Should Be Done by Christian People Who are in a Modernist Church? What is the duty of Christian congregations or Christian individuals who find themselves in a church that is dominated by unbelief? Shall they remain in such a church, or shall they withdraw from it and become members of a consistently Christian Church? That is certainly the question of the hour for the orthodox part of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Various attempts are being made to answer the question. Various considerations are being urged on one side or the other. If we...
  • Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis-"We have in front of us a genuine Modernist"

    10/18/2013 7:10:02 AM PDT · by tomsbartoo · 31 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Vennari
    Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis - “We have in front of us a genuine Modernist!” 14/10/13 10:26 Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis “We have in front of us a genuine Modernist!” by John Vennari Catholic Family News Bishop Bernard Fellay warned on October 12, “The situation of the Church is a real disaster, and the present Pope is making it 10,000 times worse.” He said this in an address at the Angelus Press Conference, the weekend of Oct 11-13, 2013, in Kansas City. Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, gave an extensive lecture on Saturday...
  • Pope Francis: Shouldn't it be a welcoming Church for all?

    10/03/2013 7:43:41 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | October 3, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    It was the philosopher George Santayana who described Modernism thusly: " the love of all Christianity in those who perceive that it is all a fable. It is the historic attachment to his Church of a Catholic who has discovered that he is a pagan...The Modernists are men of the Renaissance, pagan, pantheistic in their profounder sentiment, to whom the hard and narrow realism of official Christianity is offensive just because it presupposes that Christianity is true...As for Modernism, it is suicide. It is the last of those concessions to the spirit of the world which half-believers and double-minded prophets...
  • J. Gresham Machen's Response to Modernism

    09/20/2013 12:55:04 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Desiring God ^ | January 26, 1993 | John Piper
    On New Year’s Eve, 1936, in a Roman Catholic hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota, J. Gresham Machen was one day away from death at the age of 55. It was Christmas break at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught New Testament. His colleagues said he looked “deadly tired.” But instead of resting, he took the train from Philadelphia to the 20-below-zero winds of North Dakota to preach in a few Presbyterian churches at the request of Pastor Samuel Allen. ... He had pneumonia and could scarcely breath. Pastor Allen came to pray for him that last day of 1936,...
  • National ‘c’atholic Reporter says Popes Paul VI, JP II, Benedict XVI sinned against the Holy Spirit

    12/12/2012 2:21:49 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 11, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The standards at the National Catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) are devolving by the week.This last week they accused Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI of sinning against the Holy Spirit.Ron Schmit – no, you have never heard of this schlemiel so don’t strain your memory – a priest in Byron, California, penned an opinion piece against the use of the Usus Antiquior.It is a silly piece, all in all, and I have been busy doing more important things, such as eating 酸辣湯 at slightly greasy noodle shops in Manhattan.But one thing Schmit wrote was so spectacularly stupid that...
  • John Johansen, 96, Last of ‘Harvard Five’ Architects, Is Dead

    10/29/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2012 | Fred A. Bernstein
    John M. Johansen, a celebrated Modernist architect and the last surviving member of the Harvard Five, a group that made New Canaan, Conn., a hotbed of architectural experimentation in the 1950s and ’60s, died on Friday in Brewster, Mass. He was 96.
  • Excommunicate the Bishops

    02/06/2012 4:41:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/4/2012 | Christopher Badeaux
    Most of my writing is on foreign policy. There are few other topic areas other than the law on which I’m comfortable writing. However, as streiff notes, I, like most other Catholics, got to hear a heartfelt letter from my Bishop — a living examplar of St. John Chrysostom’s famous (possibly apocryphal) maxim — explaining that clear out of nowhere, somehow, the Obama Administration decided to make Catholic institutions pay for abortifacents, birth control, and sterilization procedures, all of which are actually explicitly mortal sins in my faith, which is to say, one can be in danger of Hell merely...
  • F.C. Presbyterian Pastor Hails End of Ban on Openly Gay Clergy

    06/02/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 59 replies
    Falls Church News ^ | 31 May 2011 | LESLIE POSTER
    Earlier this month, the national Presbyterian Church approved a change in its constitution to allow openly gay church members to serve as ministers and church leaders. It is a change that one local church pastor says has been a long time coming. "It's been a Presbyterian family quarrel for about 30 years," said Jonathan Smoot, interim pastor at Falls Church Presbyterian Church..."It's just ridiculous to lift up sexual orientation as a primary criterion for that person's character or suitability for ministry," Smoot said. "I hope this puts an end to it.""It needs to be read in its historical context and...
  • Under the Ban: Modernism, Then and Now (Catholic Caucus)

    04/16/2011 3:15:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | April 15, 2011 | Russell Shaw
    On July 3, 1907, in a decree bearing the lachrymose Latin title Lamentabili, the Vatican's Holy Office, predecessor of today's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, condemned 65 propositions that it had found contrary to Catholic orthodoxy. Pope Pius X followed up two months later, on September 8, with an encyclical named Pascendi Dominici Gregis (Feeding the Lord's Flock), in which he linked the condemned propositions to a heresy called Modernism and went on to identify its philosophical and theological roots. In conclusion, the encyclical specified stern disciplinary measures for stamping out the heresy.Considering these events from the...
  • A Brussels Archbishop Celebrates the First Gregorian Mass in Forty Years

    02/01/2011 3:53:24 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 02/01/2011 | Tancred
    The Previous Episcopal Conference speaker says this is a 'false signal' Brussels ( The Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard just celebrated a Mass in the Traditional Rite. The celebration took place in Brussels with about 500 faithful on Sunday for the occasion of the arrival of the "traditionalist" Society of St. Peter in Benelux-Staaten, as reported by the newspaper "De Standaard".
  • Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"

    12/08/2010 3:13:42 PM PST · by 0beron · 34 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/08/2010 | Tancred
    Austria.[] Christendom must become "atheistic and religionless". This was said by the old Liberal Jesuit, Father Roger Charles Lenaers (85), at a lecture in Vienna according to a report of the Linz commerce website, ''. The old man is active in the parish of Vorderhornbach in the Diocese of Innsbruck. Religion consists in the thin flow of experience for the Jesuit that the human intellect can't grasp everything and is hidden behind an experiential "something": "In this since I am a deeply religious atheist."
  • David Berger -- Will Homosexual be Fired as Religion Instructor?

    12/03/2010 10:16:36 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The homosexual theologian has been fulminating for days against the teaching of the Church and is also attempting to justify his "homosexual-life" -- A speaker for the Archdiocese offers that matter at this point being arranged "is still in process".
  • Islamic Professor at Catholic University Sought by Police

    12/01/2010 2:13:19 AM PST · by 0beron · 8 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/01/2010 | Tancred
    Professor at the Catholic University of Munich is Sought by Police Germany. Sheich Abu Adam (40) who is the Egyptian Imam of the Darul Quran Mosque in Munich is alleged to have beaten one of his three wives so that she suffers from many bone breaks. This was according to the website of the 'Bayrischen Rundfunks'. The victim is 31 years old. She called the police by telephone. These came and freed the woman and brought her to the hospital. The Imam is wanted for the charge of causing dangerous physical harm. He serves as the well regarded guest of...
  • Josh Guimond, Still Missing After Eight Years and the Tragedy of "Catholic" Education

    11/16/2010 8:54:59 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/15/2010 | Tancred
    It's obvious that the corruption of the young continues to this day in allegedly Catholic schools, obvious that is to many, but not the board, the Benedictine Order, the Chancery, the parents who unwisely send their children to these schools and thereby participate in the corruption, and ultimately a surrounding debased society which has no culture, no sense of shame, no fear of God. We know this tragic story is almost a decade long, but how long must these ecclesiastical charlatans receive the approbation and trust to educate the young with their imposture of Catholicism?
  • Modernist Benedictines Fear Sacramentals

    07/26/2010 2:35:52 AM PDT · by 0beron · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/26/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: The modernist Monastery's new blog entry written by "Father" Ruff reveals an unsteady and uncertain hand. He says traditionalist clergy and their laity are "afraid", playing dress up and pining away for a "less complicated" by-gone era. If anyone is afraid, it's Father Ruff. Why is Father Ruff afraid? Probably because he knows that if he entered a debate with anyone, like say, Father Z at, he'd be shown up for what he is. Could it be that the Abbey to which he belongs has an average age well into the 60s and doesn't attract any new vocations?...
  • Exclusive Interview of Archbishop Zollitsch's Victim

    07/03/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/03/2010 | Tancred
    Rather than finding answers and deeds in accordanced with what was agreed upon when a clerical abuse victim made his abuse known, the victim has only been lied to and slandered by the Shepherds who were supposed to protect the children. As with other cases, like in the United States, Liberal Prelates use their positions of trust to protect clerical homosexuals, even putting them in contact with children again after they'd been credibly accused for abusing them in the first place. But I Hope the Suffering I Experienced Was Not Pointless
  • "Was Vatican II a triumph of naďve optimism?" (Catholic Caucus) + EWTN Special tonight!

    02/04/2010 3:14:10 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 310+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 4, 2010 | Carl Olson
    Two Ignatius Press authors have an engaging conversation in the pages of The Catholic Herald about that question; the conversation has been going on with an exchange of letters going back to last summer (see links below).  The two authors are Moyra Doorly, who wrote No Place For God: The Denial of the Transcendent in Modern Church Architecture (Ignatius Press, 2007), and prolific author and theologian Aidan Nichols, O.P., whose books include Looking at the Liturgy (1996), Hopkins: Theologian's Poet (2006), Lovely Like Jerusalem: The Fulfillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church (2007), and Rome and the...
  • Modernism and the Magisterium

    11/23/2009 9:20:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 111 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | Monday, November 23, 2009 | Fr. Longenecker
    Modernism and the Magisterium After analyzing the modernism in the Anglican Church it was pointed out that there's plenty of modernism in the Catholic Church too. True enough, and because blog posts should be short and punchy, I left this issue for another day. It is true that all the problems I outlined in the post on Modernism in the Anglican Church are present in the Catholic Church. In many ways the effects have been even more devastating. At least the Anglicans with their good taste have preserved beautiful liturgy, architecture and sacred music in the midst of the modernism. Many...
  • 10 Reasons Why Modernist Christianity Will Die

    11/24/2009 10:59:12 AM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 40 replies · 1,191+ views
    Standing on My Head ^ | 11/24/09 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Modernist Christianity must eventually die or cease to be Christian. At this time modernism still wears Christian clothes in the mainstream Protestant churches and in parts of the Catholic Church. This cannot last much longer for some very simple reasons: 1. Modernists deny supernaturalism and therefore they are not really religious. Now by 'religion' I mean a transacton with the supernatural. Religion (whether it is primitive people jumping around a campfire or a Solemn High Mass in a Catholic Cathedral) is about an interchange with the other world. It is about salvation of souls, redemption of sin, heaven, hell damnation,...
  • The Illusion of Reforming Islam

    06/01/2009 9:09:50 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Since, thanks to Islamic terrorism the interest to know Islam has picked and Islam has come under scrutiny, the westerners began asking where are the moderate Muslims. Well, there is none. The concept is absurd. Muslims view this issue differently. You are either a ‘good’ practicing Muslim or a bad wishy-washy Muslim. It’s the latter group that the westerners have misnamed moderate Muslims. As far as Muslims are concerned they are ‘hypocrites.’ Not surprisingly, the ‘moderates’ also confess of being hypocites. They will tell you they believe in Islam but they are not good Muslims. In the back of their...
  • Part Two: Obama’s hatred for the real Catholic Church

    05/20/2009 6:08:38 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies · 2,055+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 20, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    No one knows exactly when Barack Obama’s hatred for the real Catholic Church in America became fully formed. But we do know Obama is the most anti Catholic president in history. Obama claims to have a respect for the real Catholic Church because he heard Cardinal Bernadin speak. Who can believe this? He shows nothing but contempt for real Catholic doctrines. Yet he is still able to fool gullible Jenkinsist Catholics. He has successfully convinced many of them that his “support for education and concern for the poor” outweighs the real Catholic Church’s support for life. The most anti Catholic...
  • How Notre Dame Drifted Away from the Catholic Church

    05/17/2009 2:55:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 954+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 17, 2009 | Paul Shlichta
    Today, to the disgust and apparent surprise of many Catholic bishops and laity, the University of Notre Dame, once the pride of Catholic intellectual life in America, will behave in a very un-Catholic way by honoring, as commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, POTUS Barack Obama, one of America's most extreme advocates of abortion. This surprise is hard to understand. The old Latin proverb nemo repente turpissimus can be translated as "nobody becomes very evil overnight." Even Judas served a lengthy apprenticeship as an embezzler before moving on to greater betrayals. In a similar manner, I contend that the invitation...
  • Bronfman's blindness

    11/20/2008 8:48:18 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/20/'08 | Rabbi Avi Shafran
    One of the perks (such as it is) of working for a Jewish organization is receiving unsolicited books and manuscripts in the mail. Most — like "new age" Jewish ritual guides, Middle-East manifestoes and novels channeling their authors' neuroses through Biblical narratives — don't interest me. Occasionally, though, a freebie escapes the circular file. Like the copy (there were actually two, a few weeks apart, one hardcover, the other soft) I received of "Hope, Not Fear: A Path to Jewish Renaissance" by Edgar M. Bronfman and Beth Zasloff.
  • Postmodernism (Plus Why Modernism Is Preferable To This Pillar Of Liberalism

    05/04/2008 11:48:46 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies · 126+ views
    Conservapedia ^ | April 28, 2008 | Staff
    Postmodernism is a worldview characterized by a belief in the lack of an objective truth, and wehich asserts that assertions of objective knowledge are essentially impossible. A strong part of postmodernist thought is an intentional departure from traditional approaches that had previously been dominant... Some postmodernist idea are: Truth is a "social construct," rather than objectively provable. There is no superior culture; Western culture is no better than any other (see cultural relativism)...