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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Tablet on the Filial Correction

    10/14/2017 6:19:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LMS Chairman ^ | October 12, 2017 | Joseph Shaw
    The Tablet on the Filial Correction I said some time ago that the instinct of conventional Catholic ‘progressives’ would be to ignore the Filial Correction. It is the strange new brand of Ultramontanist liberal who is writing article after article and tweet after tweet attacking it. Compare the response of John Allen (report it as briefly as possible alongside two unrelated issues) or PrayTell (pretend it never happened) with that of the likes of Walford, Fastiggi and Goldstein, Fagioli, and Buttiglione (see this blog passim ad nauseam). The old-style liberals have spent a life-time criticising Ultramontanism, and many — there’ll...
  • Austrian Church Blesses Gay-Pseudo-Marriage [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2017 8:31:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 20, 2017 | Gloria TV
    On June 17th, a socialist politician, Herbert Pfeffer, staged his gay pseudo-marriage with a certain Mathias Goldhahn in front of the town administration of Traismauer, Austria. The parish-priest, Fr Wolfgang Payrich, was present and blessed the gay-pseudo-marriage, Austrian media writes. Fr Payrich belongs to the Augustinians of Herzogenburg, near St Pölten, and is the spiritual assistant of the St Pölten Diocese's Family Association. The diocese is run by Opus Dei Bishop Klaus Küng (76). Another Austrian parish priest, Fr Christoph Pernter, a Norbertine from Innsbruck, hailed Fr Payrich's gay-blessing on Facebook saying that it is important, that homosexuals can live...
  • From Gloria.TV News on the the 13th of April [R

    04/13/2017 8:32:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Gloria.TV ^ | April 13, 2017
    New Impulse? In an interview with the Portuguese paper, "Jornal de Noticias" the prelate of the Opus Dei, Bishop Fernando Ocariz, defended Holy Communion for adulterers as proposed by Amoris Laetitia. He called this - quote - "a new pastoral impulse which requires concrete answers in continuity with the doctrine of the Magisterum."
  • New Opus Dei leader Is Veteran Vatican Insider

    01/24/2017 4:25:51 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod
    Crux ^ | January 23, 2017 | Crux Staff
    Spanish Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz has been confirmed by Pope Francis as the new leader of Opus Dei, following his election by an Opus Dei congress to the role. Ocáriz, 71, is a long time consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and performed key tasks under Pope Benedict XVI. Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, a Spanish priest and consultant to the powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith as well as other Vatican departments, has been confirmed by Pope Francis as the new leader of Opus Dei after being elected to the post by the group’s congress.Ocáriz becomes...
  • Leader of Opus Dei dies at 84

    12/13/2016 12:59:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Dec 12, 2016 / 03:29 pm | (CNA/EWTN News)
    Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several days after being hospitalized with pneumonia. According to a Dec. 12 statement from the personal prelature, Bishop Echevarría was given the final sacraments this afternoon by his auxiliary, Msgr. Fernando Ocariz. […] The bishop was born in Madrid in 1932, where he met St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, an organization dedicated to spiritual growth and discipleship among the laity which teaches its members to use their work and their ordinary activities as a way to encounter God....
  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 7:29:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 243 replies
    FR ^ | dfu
    Here you go. Say bye bye here instead of wasting our time on your individual crybaby threads. Jim doesn't have to remove your account. Just quit posting.
  • It Always Comes Back To Christ

    03/14/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 3/14/2014 | Mundabor
    When good people do not express their scandal, evil people go on undisturbed. The person of the Pope and the Papacy are separated. Of course they are. The latter is a divinely appointed office, the former is a fallible man elected by fallible men; men who may, or may not, ask for the guidance of the Holy Ghost during a Conclave. Therefore, logic demands that it be allowed to criticise the fallible man – harshly, if his shortcomings are so extreme as to make it necessary – without this impinging on the sacred institution. On the contrary, the Pope is...
  • A saint for all seasons

    06/25/2013 9:50:12 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Manila Times ^ | 06/25/2013 | Jose V. Romero Jr.
    June 26 is a red letter day for members of Opus Dei—a personal prelature of the Catholic Church founded in Madrid on October 28 1928. The above date marks the 38th death anniversary of its illustrious founder, San Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer who was born in Spain. He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002 who declared before thousand of devotees that Saint Josemaria should be “counted among the great witnesses of Christianity.” (A mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Tito Tagle at the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Shrine in front of NAIA III in his...
  • Indiana Jones meets the Da Vinci Code

    01/14/2008 12:56:52 PM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies · 40+ views
    Asia times ^ | 14 jan 08 | Spengler
    By Spengler Islam watchers blogged all weekend about news that a secret archive of ancient Islamic texts had surfaced after 60 years of suppression. Andrew Higgins' Wall Street Journal report that the photographic record of Koranic manuscripts, supposedly destroyed during World War II but occulted by a scholar of alleged Nazi sympathies, reads like a conflation of the Da Vinci Code with Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail. The Da Vinci Code offered a silly fantasy in which Opus Dei, homicidal monks and twisted billionaires chased after proof that Christianity is a hoax. But the story of the photographic archive...
  • Rick Santorum’s Virginia Church and Opus Dei

    03/08/2012 3:53:19 PM PST · by HokieMom · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 6, 2012 | Molly Redden
    Rick Santorum’s Catholic faith is an obvious centerpiece of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and it is rare for him to speak without referencing his religious beliefs. It is also rare, however, to hear him speak about his particular church, St. Catherine of Siena, which he and his family have belonged to for at least a decade. Even his 2005 manifesto on his personal faith and politics, It Takes a Family, did not mention the church. I was curious to learn more about it, so last Friday morning, I attended a 9 a.m. Mass there. St. Catherine is...
  • 'Western intelligence: Israel behind Iran bombs'

    01/15/2012 5:22:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/14/2012
    (JPost) — Israel’s Mossad is responsible for training and paying the assassins of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists over the past two years, TIME magazine reported Saturday citing unnamed Western intelligence sources. In addition to the assassinations of the scientists, all of which were carried out using nearly identical magnetic bombs attached to the side of their cars, the intelligence sources claimed Israel was responsible for an explosion at an Iranian missile base outside Tehran late last year. Majid Jamali Fashi, one of several suspects arrested, tried and sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic in the past two...
  • Secretary of Defense Panetta shows how the Obama Administration is Selling Out Israel...and US

    12/03/2011 3:38:16 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/03/2011 | Barry Rubin
    Charlie:: “You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast.” Terry: “It wasn’t him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, `Kid, this ain’t your night. We’re going for the price on Wilson.’….I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda...
  • Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s office

    11/25/2011 7:26:01 PM PST · by peggybac · 54 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/23/11 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    A Kansas teenager is in trouble after mocking Gov. Sam Brownback during a mock legislative assembly for high school students. Emma Sullivan, a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, was in Topeka on Monday as part of Kansas Youth in Government, a program for students interested in politics and government. During the session, in which Brownback addressed the group, Sullivan posted on her personal Twitter page: “Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot” On Tuesday, Sullivan was called to her principal’s office and told that the tweet had...
  • Brownback endorses Perry for president

    09/22/2011 10:40:11 PM PDT · by Clairity · 29 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Eagle Staff
    Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president on Thursday, citing Perry's record on creating jobs and reducing taxes. "Rick Perry is the right leader for this moment in history," he said in a prepared statement. "I think he's really got the right message that it's about jobs, it's about job creation and it's about getting the atmosphere right," Brownback said. "They've maintained and created a very positive, growth-oriented atmosphere in Texas that we've got to get back to in the United States." Perry's campaign issued a statement calling Brownback "one of the most respected voices for conservatism...
  • There Be Dragons explores 'exquisite beauty' of faith {Catholic/Orthodox/Lutheran caucus}

    05/06/2011 2:35:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Houston Belief ^ | 5-May-2011 | Daniel Burke
    Q: What made you want to make a movie about Josemaria Escriva?A: One thing that really struck me is his belief that the spiritual could be found in every dimension of life.Q: So, is there a message in this movie?A: This movie says we all live spiritual lives because there are two aspects to every person: mental and physiological, and they perform different functions. This movie doesn't preach, this movie just describes.Q: How would you like audiences to react to your film?A: A movie reflects what's inside people. If it's not in there, a movie cannot put it there. But...
  • Opus Dei, in Hollywood and Rome {Catholic/Orthodox/Lutheran Caucus}

    05/06/2011 2:26:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-may-2011 | David Gibson
    Set during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, when Escrivá was a young man (he died in 1975 and was canonized Saint Josemaría in 2002), "There Be Dragons" was conceived by Roland Joffé.The story of Opus Dei offers a counterpoint to the common view that the Roman Catholic Church harshly enforces conformity among all of its members. Rome co-opts its more fractious elements, harnessing them until they are safely domesticated. That strategy was described by the 19th-century Whig historian Thomas Babington Macaulay. In a famous essay on Catholicism, he noted—as much in consternation as admiration—that the Vatican "thoroughly understands...
  • Virus repair cost a man $6 million - malware linked to Opus Dei plot

    05/04/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 32 replies
    TechEye ^ | 10 Nov 2010 | Nick Farrell
    A US court has heard how it cost a great-grandson of an oil industry tycoon at least $ 6 million after he took his computer in to the workshop to repair it after it was infected with a virus. The victim was probably jazz pianist and composer Roger Davidson, an heir of oil tycoon Conrad Schlumberger, although the authorities have refused to name him. The victim took his computer to 36-year-old Vickram Bedi and his girlfriend Helga Invarsdottir after it developed a virus. According to prosecutors, the pair cooked up a scheme which convinced Davidson that his life was in...
  • Madonna 'ditches Kabbalah for Opus Dei'

    04/19/2011 10:22:26 PM PDT · by malkee · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | April 11 2011 | Tom Bryant
    FOR the past 15 years, she has been Kabbalah’s most high profile and dedicated follower. But now Madonna has apparently ditched the controversial faith and taken up with Opus Dei – the secretive Catholic sect made famous in The Da Vinci Code. The singer is said to be intrigued by the organisation and spent Friday with priests from the centre’s London HQ. The move follows her alleged falling out with some Kabbalah leaders after reports that cash raised for her Malawi charity was squandered. Last night a source claimed: “She has invested so much into Kabbalah so she was devastated...
  • Roland Joffé Talks About 'There Be Dragons,' Opus Dei and St. Josemaria Escrivá

    04/01/2011 8:56:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    NCR ^ | 04/01/2011 | STEVEN D. GREYDANUS
    Roland Joffé, director of The Mission and There Be Dragons, calls himself an agnostic, but he seems to be a remarkably God-haunted one. At a recent press event in Spain, the British writer-director reflected on what drew him to There Be Dragons — a film set during the Spanish Civil War that has predictably elicited media controversy for its positive treatment of St. Josemaria Escrivá, played by Charlie Cox, and Opus Dei, the personal prelature he founded. There Be Dragons recently opened in Spain; the film comes to the United States in May. “I have no idea whether there’s a...
  • PBS to Air Docudrama on inquisition

    02/04/2011 12:09:04 PM PST · by Trooper Keeton · 78 replies
    pbs ^ | May 7, 2007 | Bill Donohue
    Subject: Cathars: The Bad Men Regarding the PBS video: The Secret Files of the Inquisition