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  • [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod Bishop Forecasts Female Priesthood

    12/06/2019 6:52:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 6, 2019 | Stephen Wynne
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod Bishop Forecasts Female Priesthood Bp. Franz-Josef Overbeck predicts "priestesses" on Church horizon ESSEN, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) - Bp. Franz-Josef Overbeck, a key player at October's Amazon Synod, is forecasting a female Catholic priesthood. Speaking to a German newspaper last week, Overbeck said that in spite of opposition by faithful Catholics, "I can now imagine women becoming priestesses."  The Essen bishop said that a married male clergy — a central recommendation of the synod's final document — would be a first step toward's women's ordination.  "That would allow some to find their way to the priesthood," said Overbeck. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Condemns Situation Ethics, And Then Preaches Them

    12/05/2019 8:21:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 5, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Condemns Situation Ethics, And Then Preaches Them Francis told Jesuits during his Thailand trip that a question about divorcees who [illegally] remarry can be answered in two ways,“In a casuistic way, which however is not Christian, even if it can be ecclesiastical; or according to the Church's Magisterium as in the eighth chapter of Amoris Laetitia, that is, journey, accompany and discern to find solutions.This has nothing to do with situation ethics, but with the great moral tradition of the Church” (Transcript: LaCiviltaCattolica.it, December 5). Francis is wrong in every sentence:- "Christian" and "ecclesiastical" cannot be played...
  • A Pope With the “Myth” of the People

    12/05/2019 1:22:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | Sandro Magister
    A Pope With the “Myth” of the People [The following text is the talk that Sandro Magister gave at the study conference held on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 in Anagni, in the Sala della Ragione, at the initiative of the Fondazione Magna Carta, on the theme: “To Cesar and to God. Church and politics in the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.” Concluding with Magister’s reply at the end of the debate].].*THE POLITICAL VISION OF POPE FRANCIS by Sandro Magister Anagni, November 30 2019The political vision of Pope Francis has its roots above all...
  • Swiss Bishop explains why he dares to raise concerns about Pope Francis

    11/28/2019 9:21:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 28, 2019 | John-Henry Westen
    Swiss Bishop explains why he dares to raise concerns about Pope Francis November 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Marian Eleganti, the auxiliary bishop of Chur, Switzerland, has not shied away from defending Church teaching the past several years. In this episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, His Excellency continues his outspoken approach and explains why he raises concerns about Pope Francis. Before the Synod began, Bishop Eleganti expressed strong support for Cardinal Brandmüller’s critique of the synod’s working document. He said many bishops don’t speak up because they are diplomatic and political.  However, he said he always speaks his conscience...
  • When Is a Graven Image Not a Graven Image? When It Dances the Pachamama Two-Step

    11/27/2019 7:09:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | November 23, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    When Is a Graven Image Not a Graven Image? When It Dances the Pachamama Two-Step ungle Boogie: Dancing with the DevilThe Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region was a spectacle that reeked of the Vatican’s revolting new love affair with the pagan religions of jungle tribes, some of which still practice infanticide. “The life of Amazonian communities not yet affected by the influence of Western civilization is reflected in the beliefs and rituals about the actions of the spirits of divinity, named in innumerable ways, with and in the territory, with and in relationship with nature,” declared the assembled...
  • German bishops will light ‘Synodal Candle’ to launch controversial process

    11/26/2019 6:47:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | November 25, 2019 | CNA
    German bishops will light ‘Synodal Candle’ to launch controversial process   Bonn, Germany, Nov 25, 2019 / 12:55 pm (CNA).- The German bishops' conference announced Monday that a ceremonial "Synodal Candle" will be lit on the first Sunday of Advent to officially launch the nation’s "synodal process," which is scheduled to run over two years and pass resolutions about Church life in Germany.The launch ceremony will be hosted by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who will light a candle together with lay leader Karin Kortmann in Munich's famous Frauenkirche, or "Cathedral of Our Dear Lady."
  • Designer Babies: Christians Warned Not to 'Misuse' the Bible to Reject Scientific Advances

    11/23/2019 5:42:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Premier.org ^ | 11/19/19 | Heather Poston
    A Christian doctor and theologian says Christians are too quick to accuse the scientific community of playing God as a medical journal announces gene editing in the womb could become a reality in the next two years. Analysis published in the medical ethics journal Bioethics has claimed the risks involved in gene modification are now low enough to warrant its use with human embryos. Writing in the journal, Dr Kevin Smith says an "ethically-sound attempt" could be less than two years away. Researchers from Abertay University in Dundee said research in this area would offer hope to parents at risk...
  • Archbishop Viganò: Pope Francis Celebrating Idolatry, Profaning the Sacred

    11/22/2019 8:10:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant | November 22, 2019
    Archbishop Viganò: Pope Francis Celebrating Idolatry, Profaning the Sacred Pontiff has 'abdicated his ministry to confirm the brethren in the faith' VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is denouncing denounced Pope Francis' "destructive" impact on the Faith, warning he is subjecting the Church to "powerful forces" working to set up a world government. In an article published Thursday, the Vatican whistleblower described Francis' intentions as "deviant" and  sowing "great confusion" among the faithful, even as they are applauded by "the enemies of the Church."  "For almost seven years now," Abp. Viganò reflected, "the successor of the Prince of the Apostles, who...
  • Archbishop Vigano: Pope is subjecting Church to ‘powerful forces’ that want world government

    11/21/2019 4:26:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 169 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 21, 2019 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Abp Vigano: Pope is subjecting Church to ‘powerful forces’ that want world government November 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – For twenty centuries, the Catholic Church has professed faith in Jesus Christ, the only Savior, which has come down to us intact, as she received it from the Apostles and Fathers of the Church at the price of the blood of the Martyrs, and by the witness of the Confessors of the faith and of innumerable Saints of every people and language. This faith has been handed down by parents to their children, by priests and religious; it has been spread...
  • Abp. Viganò: ‘The World Neo-Religion Will Have Its Temple — With the Pope’s Approval’

    11/21/2019 1:24:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 21, 2019 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Abp. Viganò: ‘The World Neo-Religion Will Have Its Temple — With the Pope’s Approval’ Latest essay warns against compromising Christ's truth Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's latest essay concerns the Abrahamic Family House project, a structure that will host a synagogue, a mosque and a church in Abu Dhabi. The former papal nuncio warns against the dangers of syncretism and highlights the contradiction between this ecumenical project and traditional teaching of the Church. Dr. Aldo Maria Valli has granted us permission to republish Viganò's essay in full. To the Venerable Brothers ... who have peace and communion with the Apostolic See in the...
  • Catholic prof defends initiative calling Pope Francis to repent for Pachamama idolatry

    11/20/2019 8:03:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 19, 2019 | LifeSiteNews staff
    Catholic prof defends initiative calling Pope Francis to repent for Pachamama idolatry November 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic professor has responded to a German bishop who criticized an initiative by Catholic laity that called Pope Francis to repent for participating in pagan rituals involving the idol “Pachamama” during the Amazon Synod. Professor Claudio Pierantoni, one of the original signers of the “Protest against Pope Francis' Sacrilegious Acts,” penned a response to Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg, Germany. The bishop, who had also criticized the use of pagan idols during the synod, took issue with the initiative that called the...
  • Exorcists call for day of reparation after Pachamama rituals

    11/17/2019 6:11:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 13, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Exorcists call for day of reparation after Pachamama rituals WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In a joint statement, four exorcists called on Catholics to join a day of reparation to drive out “any diabolic influence within the Church” that occurred as a result of the Pachamama ritual that Pope Francis attended at the Vatican at the onset of the Amazon Synod. According to the National Catholic Register, where the statement first appeared, the exorcists requested anonymity. They said that Catholics are in the midst of “spiritual warfare” that is “happening with the Church itself” as evidenced by...
  • Christian college blocks cross display because it deals with a 'divisive' pro-life subject matter

    11/14/2019 6:14:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov 14, 2019 | Sarah Taylor
    Administration at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, reportedly shot down a student's suggestion to erect a cross display for the lives of the unborn killed by abortion. The school said that it wouldn't be permitted because it dealt with a "divisive" matter. The college, which is a private institution, is affiliated with a variety of churches including the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, and the United Church of Christ. According to its website, the school maintains its affiliations with "denominations traditionally committed to the pursuit of knowledge, religious tolerance, and free inquiry and to such values as service,...
  • Clergy and Laity to Pope Francis: We Have Had Enough of This Insanity

    11/13/2019 12:35:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 13, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    News & ViewsWednesday November 13th, 2019 Clergy and Laity to Pope Francis: We Have Had Enough of This Insanity by Chris Ferrara Fatima Perspectives #1352 As LifeSiteNews has just reported (Nov. 12): “An international group of 100 priests and lay scholars published a statement today to protest the pagan worship of Pachamama that took place last month during the Amazon Synod in Rome with Pope Francis’ active participation and apparent support.”I am one of the signatories and drafters of this document.  Quite simply, it is a declaration by concerned clergy and laity alike that an already wayward pontificate has...
  • Pachamama and the Gods of Ancient Greece. The Lesson of Paul in Athens

    11/13/2019 9:23:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 13, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Pachamama and the Gods of Ancient Greece. The Lesson of Paul in Athens The synod for the Amazon has been filed away, but the “scandal” that accompanied its unfolding is far from being healed.Generating this “sign of contradiction” was Pope Francis himself, at first on October 4 in the Vatican Gardens, by attending prostrations in front of unidentified objects of worship including a wooden statuette of a naked and pregnant woman that was carried in procession the following day inside the basilica of Saint Peter, and in the second place on October 25 in the synod hall, by identifying the...
  • Abp Viganò joins statement urging Pope to repent for Pachamama idolatry

    11/12/2019 7:01:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Abp Viganò joins statement urging Pope to repent for Pachamama idolatry November 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the prelate who leaked information about Pope Francis covering up now ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians, has added his name to a statement of priests and lay scholars to protest the pagan worship of Pachamama that took place last month during the Amazon Synod in Rome with Pope Francis' active participation and apparent support.  In the statement that was released today, the 100 international signatories called upon the Pope to “repent publicly and unambiguously of these objectively grave sins”...
  • Contra Recentia Sacrilegia: Protest against Pope Francis's sacrilegious acts

    11/12/2019 5:34:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 9, 2019 | multiple authors
    Contra Recentia Sacrilegia: Protest against Pope Francis's sacrilegious acts Protest against Pope Francis’s sacrilegious acts We the undersigned Catholic clergy and lay scholars protest against and condemn the sacrilegious and superstitious acts committed by Pope Francis, the Successor of Peter, in connection with the recent Amazon Synod held in Rome. These sacrilegious acts are the following:  - On October 4, Pope Francis attended an act of idolatrous worship of the pagan goddess Pachamama.    -  He allowed this worship to take place in the Vatican Gardens, thus desecrating the vicinity of the graves of the martyrs and of the church...
  • All Catholics must act to atone for Vatican idolatry during Amazon Synod

    11/11/2019 6:49:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 8, 2019 | Stephen Mosher
    All Catholics must act to atone for Vatican idolatry during Amazon Synod November 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — This is, I promise you, my last word on the sacrileges committed during the Amazon Synod. Truth be told, I find thinking about serial insults to Our Lord, His churches, His altar and His sacrifice that occurred during those few weeks almost unbearable. It is bad enough that there was a pagan ritual held in the Vatican gardens under the guise of a tree-planting ceremony. It is even worse that the pagan idols worshiped there were allowed into the sacred precincts of...
  • Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber

    11/11/2019 6:36:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 11, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber November 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke praised the young man who last month threw Pachamama statues used in rituals connected to the recently concluded Amazon Synod into the Tiber river in Rome, saying he has “respect” for him and has “gratitude” for his “courageous witness to the faith.” In a new interview with The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, Cardinal Burke for the first time commented on the Pachamama controversy that took place during the recent October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome. In this...
  • Communiqué of the Superior general of the Society (SSPX) about the Synod on the Amazon

    11/10/2019 6:34:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Society of St Pius X ^ | October 28, 2019 | Don Davide Pagliarani, Superior General
    Communiqué of the Superior general of the Society about the Synod on the Amazon Menzingen, October 28, 2019 On the feast of Saints Simon and Jude, ApostlesDear Members of the Society,The recent Synod on the Amazon was witness to terrible scenes where the abomination of idolatrous rites was played out within the sanctuary of God in new and unthinkable ways. And then, the final document of this tumultuous assembly attacked the holiness of the Catholic priesthood, pushing for both the abolition of ecclesiastical celibacy and the establishment of a female deaconate. Truly, the seeds of apostasy which our venerable...