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  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ

    10/17/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | October 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis: “those who want to help me, pursue the Council in the Churchˮ “If you want to help me, act to carry forward the Council in the Church. And help me with your prayer. I need a lot of prayer”. So Francis responded to a young Jesuit who asked him how to support the Pope in his mission. Civiltà Cattolica published the transcript of the one-hour dialogue that took place in Vilnius with Jesuits from the Baltic countries during the recent papal visit.   “I don’t know what to ask for - Francis replied- but what we need to do today...
  • [Cathollic Caucus] Vatican II at 56: ...

    10/12/2018 9:31:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 11, 2018 | New Catholic
    Vatican II at 56: Like all Totalitarianisms of the 20th Century, Vatican II will still cause great havoc The Second Vatican Council was opened in Rome exactly 56 years ago, on October 11, 1962. John XXIII had chosen this day, the Feast of the Divine Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin, a memento of the Council of Ephesus, as the day of its beginning. Irony of ironies: the whirlwind generated by the Council that would almost extinguish the Traditional liturgy of the Roman Church included the abolition of the Feast on this day and the transformation of the Octave Day...
  • [Catholic Caucus] RIP, Vatican II Catholicism (1962-2018)

    10/09/2018 4:09:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 77 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 9, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    RIP, Vatican II Catholicism (1962-2018) Among astute observers of the Vatican scene – okay, forget that; among warm bodies with evidence of consciousness – it has been known for several years now that we cannot expect Pope Francis, who is a major cause of the problems the Church is suffering under, to be a major part of those problems’ solution. This includes anything to do with clerical sex abuse and the death grip of progressive prelates. Each passing month, we see that it’s business as usual for the Peronist pontiff.But, as many writers have pointed out, this pontificate has been,...
  • [Cath Cauc] The Church’s Disease Is Called Post-modernism. The Diagnosis of a Theologian

    10/06/2018 10:49:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 5, 2018 | Serafino M. Lanzetta
    The Church’s Disease Is Called Post-modernism. The Diagnosis of a Theologian Published as received. The author, a former member of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, teaches dogmatic theology at the theological faculty of Lugano, in Switzerland, and performs pastoral service in England, at St. Mary’s Church in Gosport, in the diocese of Portsmouth. Notable among his books is “Vatican II, a Pastoral Council: Hermeneutics of Council Teaching”, Gracewing, 2016.Of particular relevance is his reference, among the roots of the current crisis, to the intraecclesial opposition against the encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” the preeminent text of the magisterium of Paul VI, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] First Ursuline House in North America abandoned by last sisters

    10/01/2018 7:56:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 1, 2018 | New Catholic
    Vatican II Springtime Update! First Ursuline House in North America abandoned by last sisters In 1608, after decades of tentative exploration, in the name of the not very Catholic Henry IV, King of France, Pierre Dugas, Sieur de Mons, and Samuel de Champlain founded the City of Québec on a hillside overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. The first years were extremely harsh, but in order for the colonization to advance, Catholic missions were always indispensible: and more than Catholic missions, Catholic sisters who could be a beacon for new families and, hopefully, help educate the girls born in this...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Death Penalty Debacle: Our Lady of Fatima called it

    08/02/2018 8:18:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | August 2, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    The big news of the day in Catholic (and other) circles concerns the announcement that Francis has issued a rescript to the CDF changing the neo-church teaching on the death penalty as stated in the so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church. (CCC)In short, CCC 2267 most recently reflected the wishes of John Paul II to say that cases of the death penalty as an absolute necessity for effectively preventing crime are “very rare, if not practically non-existent;” the quote coming from his Encyclical, Evangelium Vitae. This treatment left the door cracked ever-so-slightly for the just use of capital punishment;...
  • Cath Cauc-The Association of US Catholic Priests: Fighting for Heterodoxy, with Support from Bishops

    07/09/2018 4:50:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 9, 2018 | Michael Hichborn
    For the last several weeks, the Lepanto Institute has been investigating and reporting on a heretical priestly organization called the Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP). This organization promotes women’s ordination to the diaconate (with eyes on the priestly ordination of women), homosexuality, priestless parishes, married priests, and a host of other heterodox positions.If you’re interested in having a better understanding of this international movement to spread heresy throughout the Church, previous Lepanto Institute reports on the AUSCP include the following: AUSCP’s Plan for Ordained Women and Priestless parishes Wester Participating in AUSCP ConferenceAUSCP’s Desire to Obtain Funding from...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Second Vatican Council Is Problematic Itself – Bishop Schneider

    07/09/2018 3:02:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 9, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The Second Vatican Council Is Problematic Itself – Bishop Schneider Bishop Athanasius Schneider has spoken out what everybody knows: The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was not only wrong interpreted but there are “some problematic affirmations of the Council itself”. Talking to CatholicWorldReport.com (July 6), Schneider criticises “ambiguous formulations” in the Council’s texts from where “a lot of errors" are now arising. Talking about the upcoming Synod on the Youth, Schneider fears that the Vatican's working document “accepted the propaganda terminology" of gay ideology. This is “contrary to sane reason and to the revealed law of God”, Schneider adds. He fears...
  • [Catholic Caucus (Barf Alert)] Priests' social justice concerns shape assembly, resolutions

    07/02/2018 5:55:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | July 2, 2018 | Dan Morris-Young
    Priests' social justice concerns shape assembly, resolutions Jul 2, 2018 by Dan Morris-Young People 20180628_090736 crop 1000 x 665.jpg Priests gather for morning prayer June 28 during the assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (NCR photo/Dan Morris-Young) Albuquerque, N.M. — More than 200 participants at the annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) June 25-28 here heard calls for the church to focus on young Catholics, embrace the pastoral theology of Pope Francis, and affirm the Second Vatican Council's theological spadework. During two business sessions, the attendees — the vast...
  • Bishop McElroy… Brings Message Of A New Day Under Pope Francis To National Priests’ Conference

    07/01/2018 12:19:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | July 1, 2018 | Dexter Duggan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pope Francis has launched a wonderful pastoral moment that is “unfolding with a new depth” in the life of the Church, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told members of a progressive priests’ organization here that was founded in 2011. “The emergence of this pastoral theology” in the last five years is like the spirit of change in the years leading up to Vatican II, McElroy told more than 200 people, mainly priests, attending the seventh annual national conference of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) meeting from June 25-28 (uscatholicpriests.org) here in New Mexico. The gathering’s...
  • The Irish Abortion Referendum: But How?

    06/07/2018 8:11:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brother André Marie
    What Oliver Cromwell could not do, what an Gorta Mór (the Great Hunger) could not do, what hundreds of years of Anglo-Protestant persecution could not do to the Irish Catholic people — namely, rob them of their faith and morals — the one-two punch of the sexual revolution and the doctrinal-liturgical revolution in the Church have accomplished, with the more-or-less enthusiastic complicity of the Irish people themselves, clergy and laity. Joe Doyle, our 100% Irish go-to man on all questions Hibernian, has compiled a sad and sorrowful litany of this national apostasy, as well as a summary of its most recent...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic’ Ireland Falls Into the Sea

    05/26/2018 8:06:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 26, 2018 | James Bogle
    Ladies and gentlemen,It looks as if the Republic of Ireland has – very decisively – decided to vote down the 8th Amendment and so withdrawn protection from the most vulnerable of all Irish citizens – the unborn.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/irish-abortion-referendum-result-yes-vote-prolife-campaign-concedes-defeat-latest-ireland-eighth-a8370366.htmlIreland has, after holding out for many years, finally decided to join the mainland European rush to self-immolation.What is worse is that, in most countries, abortion was imposed by the judicial and/or legislative elite whereas Ireland’s own people have chosen this route, themselves, by referendum.It is tempting to say “I told you so – this is the end result of their infernal rebellion, murderous civil...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Worse Than Useless “Council of Cardinals”

    05/24/2018 11:25:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 22, 2018 | Christopher Ferrara
    The Worse Than Useless “Council of Cardinals”Another Vaunted Reform Disintegrates The post-Vatican II epoch has been marked by a series of unprecedented ecclesial “reforms” hailed as the harbingers of a new “springtime” for the Church when in truth they were only signs of what Cardinal Ratzinger admitted is “a continuing process of decay that has gone on largely on the basis of appeals to the Council, and thus has discredited the Council in the eyes of many people.”So it is with the vaunted “Council of Cardinals” established by Pope Francis shortly after his election.  As Sandro Magister notes, this “Council of Eight,” which...
  • [Catholic Caucus] CFN Exclusive Interview with Author of The Dictator Pope

    05/18/2018 12:41:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | May 17, 2018 | Matt Gaspers
    Last year, anno Domini 2017, was truly historic in many ways. Although it did not meet the expectations of some in regard to apocalyptic signs, the Fatima Centenary featured a host of significant happenings in the Church and the world, in general. Dubbed “a year of disaster” by CNBC, 2017 witnessed a variety of devastating natural disasters across the globe: flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, and wildfires, to name a few. For the Church, it could appropriately be styled the “year of resistance” – that is, of resisting Pope Francis “to the face” (Gal. 2:11).The first notable example that comes to mind...
  • Msgr Livi on Pope Francis, His Promoting of Heretics and of a Lutheran Reform

    05/15/2018 2:46:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 15, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Monsignor Antonio Livi, a professor of philosophy and former dean at the Lateran University in Rome, has made some incisive and strong statements concerning the papacy of Pope Francis. He claims that this pope was put into his office in order to protestantize the Church; he says that the pope is putting “the worst heretics” at the top of the Church; and he also states that the post-conciliar popes all had sympathies for neo-Modernism. Monsignor Livi made these statements in an interview with Gloria.tv – whose content Gloria.tv published in English in three installments, from 25 April until 10 May...
  • [Catholic Caucus} No peace, no truce

    04/23/2018 10:48:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | April 23, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    Let us pick up here on a thought by Mundabor. In his post, No Rest for the Wicked, he writes; "Some FrancisShills have started to promote some sort of “truce” concerning the way this disgraceful Pontiff is treated by bloggers." I've seen these calls as well. No. not at all, no truce, no peace, no letting up on exposing the corruption of Jorge Bergoglio. There will be no relaxation on the reporting of the manipulation of his election, which may ultimately be invalidated and he declared an Antipope. No retreat on exposing his evil ideology of globalism, communism and Masonic...
  • To Change the Church: Ross Douthat Tackles the 21st Century

    03/05/2018 7:48:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Maike Hickson ^ | March 5, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Coming out in a few weeks is yet another good book criticizing Pope Francis for changing the Catholic Church. This one comes from even more prominent origins than the previous ones we have discussed at OnePeterFive: Ross Douthat, columnist at the New York Times. Douthat’s book, titled To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism, covers much of the last five controversial years and contains many insights about the deeper reasons for our current crisis and how we got there. Douthat’s underlying thesis is that the modern Catholic Church is coming increasingly under pressure to adapt to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Case Study of Rupture in the Lex Orandi: The Epistles of Lenten Sundays

    03/04/2018 5:01:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 4, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    A Case Study of Rupture in the Lex Orandi: The Epistles of Lenten Sundays One of the most striking areas of rupture and discontinuity between the traditional Latin Mass and the Mass of Paul VI is to be found in the passages of Scripture read on Sundays. The annual cycle of the old Missal, embodying the practice of well over a millennium, puts before the Christian people year after year essential truths of the spiritual life and fundamentals of morality to which we must always return. The three-year cycle of the new Mass, an unprecedented novelty against the backdrop of...
  • [Catholic/Judaism Caucus] Renowned Vatican II Expert Now a Gay Ex-Priest

    03/03/2018 6:56:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 19, 2018 | Michael Matt
    Gregory Baum, heretical ex-priest In case you weren’t convinced that Vatican II was plagued from its inception with a demonic spirit, how about the fact that the writer of Nostra Aetate was concealing his gay lifestyle and flatly rejected the Church’s teaching on sexuality and non-Catholic relations?  (LifeSiteNews) — 93-year-old Gregory Baum, a famed Canadian Catholic ex-priest, has in his latest book revealed that he secretly led an active homosexual life for decades.Baum, who was a peritus or expert at the Second Vatican Council, reportedly composed the first draft of the conciliar document Nostra aetate, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis And The Eradication Of V II

    03/02/2018 2:23:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mundabor
    Let us try to find something, in a way, positive in what is happening in the Church.Francis has brought things to a level where it is not possible anymore to deny the direct, unequivocal causal link between V II and the current madness. At this point, the game of deception played for several decades since the early Sixties is up.Francis and his successors will try to let this deception go on for as long as they can; but year after year the link between FrancisChurch and V II will become more obvious. At that point, V II will be mortally...