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  • [Catholic Caucus] Liberal Magazine, Were All Recent Popes Really Saints?

    02/15/2018 11:05:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 15, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Pro-Francis journalist Mollie Wilson O'Reilly asks the pope to “stop making every pope a saint” saying that it is “a pretty big coincidence for all of the popes since Pius XII — ahem, Venerable Pius XII — to have been men of uncommon heroic virtue”. Writing in the liberal Catholic magazine Commonweal (February 8) she adds, "If the modern Church really has managed to elect an unbroken string of papal saints in the past century, well, that’s impressive, but considering that the pope is the one who gets to make that call, it’s also a bit...suspect.” In 2014, Pope Francis...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Time to Let Go of Vatican II

    02/05/2018 12:20:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 5, 2018 | Brian Williams
    Several months back Father Hugh Somerville-Knapman, OSB wrote a must read article over at his blog, Dominus mihi adjutor. For those not familiar with Fr. Hugh, a Benedictine monk and priest of Douai Abbey in Berkshire, U.K., he is no liturgical bomb thrower. His arguments are always well reasoned and thoughtful, which is why it’s worth revisiting. “Vale Vatican II: Moving On” verbalizes what a growing number of the faithful are finally coming to grips with. In the words of Fr. Hugh: “it is time now to let go of the Council.” While I encourage everyone to read the full article, there are...
  • U.S. State Department interference in the election of John XXIII revealed

    01/30/2018 3:56:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The RadTradThomist has a most interesting item and has gone to the trouble of typing it out.  A telegram to the State Department of the United States of America originally "Secret" and now, declassified.  It reveals the suggestion that the Deep State in the USA manipulates American Cardinals on the election of the new Pope following the death of Pius XII.  Do we think that this only happened in America? What does it say now about the "Siri Theory?" What does it say about Marcantonio Colonna's revelation of the CIA monitoring of the conclave of 2013 of the Obama backed...
  • The Fifty-Year Descent to Footnote 351: Our Progressive Desensitization to the Most Holy Eucharist

    01/10/2018 8:51:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 10, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    We did not wake up one fine day in 2017 to find ourselves suddenly confronted with Eucharistic sacrilege being promoted from on high. There was a long, slow process that led to this moment. It consisted in the gradual dilution of the sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and of the Blessed Sacrament at its heart, with institutionally tolerated sacrilege along the way. Fifty years of desacralization has ended in the temerity of contradicting the entire Catholic tradition about the most holy of all the Church’s mysteries.The first major step was the allowance of communion in the hand...
  • Cdl. Burke: Muslims and Christians Worship Different Gods

    01/10/2018 5:01:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 10, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    As ex-Muslim converts to Catholicism warn the Holy Father on the inherent dangers of Islam, it's notable that Cdl. Raymond Burke has been warning Catholics that Muslims' Allah is not the Prince of Peace heralded in Isaiah 9:6. In their sobering letter to Pope Francis, the former Muslims quoted the Quran: ‬ For the Qur'an, ‬Christians "‬are only impurity" (‬Qur'an ‬9.28)‬," "‬the worst of Creation" (‬Qur'an ‬98.6)‬, ‬all condemned to Hell (‬Qur'an ‬4.48)‬, ‬so Allah must exterminate them (‬Quran ‬9.30)‬. They added, "We must not be deceived by the Quranic verses deemed tolerant, ‬because they have all been repealed by the verse...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Triumph of the People’s Church

    01/08/2018 10:31:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 8, 2018 | Anne Hendershott
    Continuing his commitment to a doctrinal vision that prioritizes the lived experiences and insights of ordinary Catholics over the authoritative teachings of the Church, Pope Francis recently affirmed the importance of what he called a “free and responsible” form of Catholic theology—a “creative fidelity”—in the life of the Church. Speaking before a Vatican gathering of 100 members of the Italian Theological Association last month, Pope Francis advised the theologians to remain “anchored” to the teachings of Vatican II, by “proclaiming the Gospel in a new way” to a rapidly changing world. This is not the first time that Pope Francis has...
  • [Catholic Caucus] From the accusations against Francis to those against Ratzinger

    01/02/2018 7:21:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | January 2, 2018 | Andrea Tornielli
    From the accusations against Francis to those against Ratzinger A book by E. M. Radaelli, prefaced by theologian Livi, criticizes “Introduction to Christianity” written by future Benedict XVI, and confirms that many of the “corrections” aimed at Bergoglio concern also his predecessors and have Vatican II as their true target A young professor Ratzinger andrea tornielli 02/01/2018 vatican insider Philosopher Rocco Buttiglione had said this commenting on the “correctio filialis” which accused Pope Francis of propagating heretical teachings: “at the origin of many doctrinal criticisms against the current Pontiff there is also the opposition to his predecessors and ultimately to...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope urges theologians to be ‘faithful, anchored’ to Vatican II

    12/29/2017 6:46:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | December 29, 2017 | John L. Allen, Jr
    Affirming the critically important role of a “free and responsible” form of Catholic theology in the life of the church, Pope Francis called on theologians to “remain faithful and anchored” to the vision of Vatican II, as well as “immersed” in the instincts and concerns of ordinary people who’ve never taken “academic courses in theology.” The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), Francis said, called the Church “to announce the Gospel in a new way, more consonant with a profoundly different culture and world,” and he added, “The Church must always refer itself to that event.”“That effort requires from the whole Church,...
  • Interview-Roberto de Mattei Discusses the Escalating Church Crisis

    12/11/2017 7:36:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2017 | de Mattei / Maike Hickson
    Editor’s note: Last month, Dr. Maike Hickson began a correspondence with Catholic historian, author, and speaker Professor Roberto de Mattei on the nature of the escalating crisis in the Church. Although her husband’s recent sudden illness has necessitated that she take a leave of absence from her work here at OnePeterFive, she and her husband both asked that we proceed with the publication of this important and timely interview. Maike Hickson (MH): Many Catholics around the world had hoped that the Dubia Cardinals would publish their public correction of Pope Francis concerning his Post-Synodal Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. What would you tell...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A new attack against Fatima “traditionalists”

    11/29/2017 3:52:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | November 28, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    Catholic World Report has recently published an interview with Kevin Symonds, author of On the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima (En Route Books and Media, 2017). Symonds, who is a friend of the World Apostolate of Fatima (the former Blue Army and “official” Vatican mouthpiece), debated Christopher Ferrara last month at the Angelus Press Conference.I wasn’t present for the debate, but based on the content of the CWR interview, I am rather certain that Mr. Ferrara filleted his opponent’s arguments with ease.In any case, I look forward to Mr. Ferrara’s response to the interview, which presumably will come...
  • The dawn of the Great Apostasy

    11/28/2017 5:54:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 27, 2017 | Michael D. O'Brien
    Editor’s Note: The following is the first part of an in-depth essay by author and painter Michael D. O’Brien on the coming Great Apostasy. We will be publishing it over five days, and then will provide a link to the full text. “When the Son of Man returns, will he find any faith left on earth?” (Luke 18: 18) November 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – As in every generation, the “near future” approaches, never quite materializing in ways we had imagined. Because of this, our perennial temptation is to dismiss the teleology of history, and the eschatology of revelation, as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Continuing Vocation Crisis in the United States

    11/28/2017 12:55:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2017 | Fr. Mark A. Pilon
    I recently came across an interesting datum about the priest shortage in this country, especially in the large archdioceses. It seems that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordained only seven men in 2017 for well over 4 million Catholics. That reminded me of the kind of vocation data that have plagued the large archdioceses of South America for centuries. So I looked into our other large archdioceses, and I must say the picture is rather stunning.Take the five largest: Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Houston. In 2017, these five ordained a total of 33 men to serve a...
  • “Whatever You Can Do to Stop Communion in the Hand Will be Blessed by God” ~ Fr. John Hardon S.J.

    11/20/2017 4:45:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 218 replies
    Church Militant blogspot ^ | unknown | John Andrew Dorsey
    @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderControls.css"); churchmilitantblog.wordpress.com “Whatever You Can Do to Stop Communion in the Hand Will be Blessed by God” ~ Fr. John Hardon S.J. 18-23 minutes @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderContent.css"); Not to oppose error is to approve it, and not to defend the truth is to suppress it” – Pope St. Felix IIIThe decline of belief and faith among Catholics has been spiraling downward ever since the introduction of Communion in the hand in 1969. What started out as disobedience among a few select bishops in Belgium in the 1960’s, has now been spread like wildfire among the average Catholic worldwide, in...
  • Sermon for Christ the King: Catholic Paralysis following Vatican II Threatens...

    10/29/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 29, 2017 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    Full title: Sermon for Christ the King: Catholic Paralysis following Vatican II Threatens Very Foundation of the Church Sermon for Christ the King: Catholic Paralysis following Vatican II Threatens Very Foundation of the Church by Fr. Richard Cipolla St. Mary's Norwalk, Connecticut Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37-38) The Feast of Christ the King was added to the Roman Calendar in Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical Quas...
  • Should the Feast of Christ the King Be Celebrated in October or November?

    10/29/2017 5:12:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 22, 2014 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Should the Feast of Christ the King Be Celebrated in October or November? With the revival of the traditional Roman Mass throughout the Church, a number of rather significant calendar differences between old and new make themselves increasingly felt by the faithful and those who minister to them. We are all aware, but no one better than our dedicated clergy, that almost every Sunday of the year would demand two different homilies if the same priest, intending to preach on the readings of the day, celebrated Masses in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. One of the most egregious differences...
  • 500 years of Protestant Revolution: CHRIST THE KING is the Anti-Luther

    10/29/2017 12:05:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 182 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 29, 2017 | New Catholic
    Why did Pope Pius XI, when he established the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ with his encyclical Quas Primas un 1925, not choose for it the last Sunday of the liturgical year (as Paul VI did later for his new mass), but rather the Last Sunday in October? The short answer is simple: Christ the King is the Anti-Luther. The Lord is not the king of this or that German princedom, changing doctrines according to the whim of the moment. He's the King of the Universe, unchanging and unchangeable. As a counter-feast of the "Reformation Sunday"...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican II: Worse Than You Thought

    10/27/2017 2:42:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Dad29 ^ | October 26, 2017 | Dad29
    Don't you HATE when this happens?? In 1962, as millions of Catholics languished behind the iron curtain and the Soviet Union worked to spread atheistic communism throughout the world, the Second Vatican Council was preparing to deliver an historic condemnation of Marxist and communist ideology, one that would involve a global strategy for its defeat. Vatican II’s preparatory commissions had created three different statements that would condemn Marxism as an “exceedingly grave and universal danger” and communism as “a false religion without God” that seeks to “to subvert the foundations of Christian civilization.” They also envisioned a massive and highly-coordinated...
  • Cath Cauc: Vatican II’s lost condemnations of communism revealed ... for first time

    10/25/2017 3:10:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 25, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Editor's note: The lost condemnations of communism prepared for the Second Vatican Council but later discarded and forgotten are now being made available to the public in an English translation for the first time by LifeSiteNews. The translations, by LifeSite's Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, are based on the drafts of documents contained in the official acts of the council’s preparatory commissions. The documents contain an extensive plan for a coordinated and global effort to counteract the influence of Marxism and communism worldwide and “shatter its audacity.” However, following the takeover of the council’s commissions by the ultra-liberal “Rhine group” bishops, the...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope’s liturgy reforms risk taking Catholics ‘back to the 1970s’

    10/24/2017 7:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | October 24, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    Seminarians, calling themselves The Dameans, set liturgical music to guitars in the 1970s. Photo credit: thecatholiccommentator.org What might be the repercussions of Pope Francis’ public letter to Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgy chief, correcting him for seeking to rein in the Pope’s new liturgical decentralization?  To gain perspective on the significance and potential impact of the Pope’s letter to the cardinal, we spoke with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, a prolific writer and international lecturer on the liturgy, as well as a cantor, conductor, and composer of sacred music. LifeSite: Dr. Kwasniewski, what in your view is the most significant...
  • John Paul II the Revolutionary?

    09/28/2017 10:27:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 28, 2017 | John W. Proctor
    “The real revolution there happened under John Paul II, not Francis, which hasn’t really yet been understood,” said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.While apologists for recently canonized Pope John Paul II scramble to defend the late Pontiff for the apparent exploitation of the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family that bears his name, a closer look at their rationale is guaranteed to raise eyebrows. However, the stunned reaction might not be at the audacity of their claims, but the coherence of their explanations.Let’s unpack this.Archbishop Paglia taps into one of Pope John Paul II’s most ubiquitous themes: consciousness, or “awareness”...