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  • The pontificate of Pope Francis – why should we expect a divine intervention today?

    05/22/2020 5:13:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | May 22, 2020 | John-Henry Weston
    The pontificate of Pope Francis – why should we expect a divine intervention today? LifeSite’s John-Henry Weston yesterday delivered the following talk at the Roman  Life Forum — In these times of Coronavirus it has become for me clear that we are living in the end times, at least as that pertains to the chastisement predicted by Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. Today the greatest deprivation of all time has taken place. For the first time in history the greater part of Catholic humanity has been deprived of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.We will never be able to...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] On the Role of Curiosity in Evangelization (Part Two)

    05/22/2020 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-21-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on May 21, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope On the Role of Curiosity in Evangelization (Part Two) This is part two of an article on curiosity. We are considering the following four aspects:I. Premises Related to CuriosityII. Problems Regarding CuriosityIII. Pictures Reinforcing CuriosityIV. Personal Requirement of CuriosityPlease see yesterday’s post for an introduction to the topic and a discussion of the first two items. In today’s post, we consider the third and fourth.III. Pictures Reinforcing Curiosity – We have already reflected a good deal on this aspect in the introduction. Jesus generated a lot of curiosity because of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] From Holy Communion to Corona-Communion (Pictures)

    05/22/2020 11:53:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 22, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] From Holy Communion to Corona-Communion (Pictures) Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio, purchased a plastic screen with a slot through which Corona Communion is distributed (article’s picture).More pictures of a distribution of Corona-Communion:• The Italian standard for distributing Communion are one-way plastic gloves.• Cologne Cardinal Woelki distributes Communion behind a plastic wall.• Mainz Bishop Kohlgraf's Communion self-service in plastic boxes.• German parish serves Communion on porcelain cake plates.• Bishops around the world recommend distributing Communion with sugar tongs or tweezers.
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Reflection- Ask Anything...

    05/22/2020 10:06:58 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 1 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry | 5-22-20 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter John 16:20-23 Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus exhorts us to pray with expectant faith: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.” Invoking the name of Jesus is an effective way to monitor the quality and to shape the content of our prayer. When we pray “through Christ our Lord,” we are assuming the stance and attitude of Jesus, aligning ourselves to him, compelling ourselves to desire what he desires. Accordingly, it is altogether consistent to pray in the name of Jesus for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis pontificate proving to be ‘catastrophe’ for Church: Renowned historian

    05/22/2020 9:45:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 22, 2020 | Lianne Laurence
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis pontificate proving to be ‘catastrophe’ for Church: Renowned historian I hold, with all respect for the office which he holds, that the pontificate of Pope Francis has proven to be a catastrophe for the Church' May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The “religious and moral crisis” that followed Vatican II was a worse chastisement than the two world wars and led logically to the “catastrophe” of Pope Francis’ pontificate, says Italian historian and author Roberto de Mattei. "I hold, with all respect for the office which he holds, that the pontificate of Pope Francis has proven to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-20; OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2020 11:01:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22 2020 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision, “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you. No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” He settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them.But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him to the tribunal, saying, “This...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope calling proposed development of Marian doctrine ‘nonsense’ doesn’t change truth: theologian

    05/21/2020 7:39:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 21, 2020 | Lianne Laurence
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope calling proposed development of Marian doctrine ‘nonsense’ doesn’t change truth: theologian 'I would say Pope Francis maybe said that because of more a personal taste. But the doctrine of the faith … is what God has revealed, what the Church has received.' May 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis describing requests to declare Our Lady Co-redemptrix as “nonsense” is a reflection of his “personal taste” and not a statement on the validity of the doctrine, a Franciscan theologian told the Rome Life Forum yesterday. Fr. Serafino Lanzetta delved into the six-month-old controversy during an question-and-answer session on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Letter from a Catholic Medical Doctor to His Bishop: "I beg you, open wide the doors of our churches, and may they never be closed again"

    05/21/2020 7:22:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 21, 2020 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] Letter from a Catholic Medical Doctor to His Bishop: "I beg you, open wide the doors of our churches, and may they never be closed again" Rorate was given a copy of this moving letter, written by a Catholic medical doctor to his bishop, who has continued to uphold severe restrictions on Mass attendance and sacramental reception. The Ascension of Our Lord May 21st, 2020 Your Excellency, Last Monday, I received a copy of the diocese’s letter regarding the opening of our churches as we enter the “yellow phase.” After being denied access to the Sacraments for...
  • Once-Catholic Ireland to Be One of the Last in Europe to Reopen Public Worship

    05/21/2020 6:09:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/20 | Thomas D. Williams
    The Irish government will not lift its ban on public worship until July 20th, despite reopening restaurants, public libraries, opticians, and numerous other “non-essential” activities. Many European countries have already resumed public worship and almost all others will have reopened long before Ireland does. Sweden, Poland, and Bulgaria never suspended public worship at all, while worship has already returned in the Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, Monaco, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Estonia, Norway, Austria, Romania, Greece, and Italy. Frustrated Irish Catholics have urged their leaders to be more forceful in pleading their case to government but in many cases...
  • On the Role of Curiosity in Evangelization

    05/21/2020 10:25:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on May 20, 2020 On the Role of Curiosity in Evangelization In yesterday’s post we discussed how the word curiosity can have a good and a bad meaning. In that post we focused on sinful curiosity after distinguishing from good and helpful forms of it.In today’s post we look at a more positive and intriguing understanding of curiosity and apply it to evangelization.In the world of evangelization, the concept of curiosity is almost never discussed. If anything, evangelizers are encouraged to quickly satisfy any curiosity by supplying all sorts of answers to questions that arise about the...
  • Traditional Catholics get French Highest Court for Administrative Matters to Act for the Liberty of the Church when (Catholic) Bishops didn't

    05/21/2020 10:07:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Le Monde via Rorate Caeli ^ | May 19, 2020 | Cécile Chambraud
    Traditional Catholics get French Highest Court for Administrative Matters to Act for the Liberty of the Church when (Catholic) Bishops didn't Note: The following is an article published in the French daily Le Monde, not known for Catholic sympathy.  The remarkable fact referred to in this article is that a group of Traditional Catholic priests and laity brought a suit to what is the French equivalent to the Supreme Court on administrative and governmental matters to celebrate Mass within the situation of the Covid-19 crisis.  The French Bishops Conference protested against the situation but did not follow up with an appeal...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Reflection - Apostolic Baptism

    05/21/2020 9:48:01 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry | 5-21-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    The Ascension of the Lord Matthew 28:16-20 Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus assures us that he will always remain with us. Only when we realize that our lives are situated in a context of a Life that stretches infinitely beyond them, only when we know that our wills are related to a Will that encompasses and surpasses the whole of the cosmos, are we ready to live. Matthew brings his Gospel to completion with Jesus’ Great Commission: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations. . . . And behold, I am with you always, until the end of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-20, OM, St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs

    05/20/2020 10:47:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21 2020 - Day Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks.When Silas and Timothy came down from...
  • Rather than Interfaith Prayer, Why Not Rogation Days?

    05/20/2020 6:38:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 18, 2020 | Brendan Buckley
    Rather than Interfaith Prayer, Why Not Rogation Days? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues deep into May, the majority of Catholics in Western society are still without public Masses. Some Catholics are without any sacraments at all, depending on the diocese. On May 14, the Pope Francis called all Catholics to a day of fasting and prayer to end the coronavirus. Surely, this is a prayer all Catholics can get behind. Additionally, Catholics could look at this news and be excited that the pope was highlighting the need for the faithful to do some real penance — an aspect of our...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Minnesota bishops will reopen public Masses, defy state order

    05/20/2020 6:10:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 20, 2020 | CNA
    [Catholic Caucus] Minnesota bishops will reopen public Masses, defy state order The bishops of Minnesota have permitted parishes to resume public Masses, and to defy a statewide order prohibiting religious gatherings exceeding 10 people.“An order that sweeps so broadly that it prohibits, for example, a gathering of 11 people in a Cathedral with a seating capacity of several thousand defies reason,” the bishops of Minnesota’s six dioceses said in a May 20 statement.“Therefore, we have chosen to move forward in the absence of any specific timeline laid out by Governor Walz and his Administration. We cannot allow an indefinite suspension...
  • Minnesota Catholic, Lutheran Bishops to Gov: We’re Opening Up Regardless of Your Order

    05/20/2020 5:57:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/20/20 | Claire Chretien
    May 20, 2020, 7:21 p.m. EST: BREAKING: The Minnesota Catholic Conference and The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in Minnesota sent Governor Tim Walz separate letters today announcing that they will resume worship services on May 26 despite Governor Walz’s current COVID-19 executive order which allows retailers to operate at 50 percent capacity but caps church worship services at ten people. Governor Walz’s latest re-opening order allows the Mall of America to open its doors to those seeking retail therapy but disallows churches from providing spiritual healing to their congregations. At the same time, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sent Governor...
  • Cardinal Burke: ‘Consecration of Russia’ to Our Lady ‘more needed now than ever’

    05/20/2020 3:50:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 115 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2020 | LifeSite News Staff
    Cardinal Burke: ‘Consecration of Russia’ to Our Lady ‘more needed now than ever’ ROME, May 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke renewed his call today for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, saying that the current worldwide coronavirus crisis shows that it is “more needed now than ever.” In a powerful address during the virtual Rome Life Forum hosted by Voice of the Family (read full talk below), the Cardinal connected the errors of communist Russia with the current crisis, highlighting the prominent role that the atheist communist...
  • Catholic political scientist: We must be ‘vigilant’ against New World Order post-COVID

    05/20/2020 3:36:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 19, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Catholic political scientist: We must be ‘vigilant’ against New World Order post-COVID Professor Felix Dirsch has published a response to the criticism of the Viganò Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its potential dangers to freedom worldwide. May 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Professor Felix Dirsch, a German theologian, philosopher, and political scientist, has published a response to the criticism on the part of German media with regard to the May 7 Viganò Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its consequent potential dangers for the various freedoms of our countries. He sees a suppression of dissident voices at work. In his...
  • Sinful Curiosity is the Root of Many Sins

    05/20/2020 11:23:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-19-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on May 19, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Sinful Curiosity is the Root of Many Sins Curiosity is one of those qualities of the human person that are double-edged swords. It can cut a path to glory or it can be like a dagger of sin that cuts deep into the soul.As to its glory, it is one of the chief ingredients in the capacity of the human person to, as Scripture says, “subdue the earth,” to gain mastery over the many aspects of creation of which God made us stewards. So much of our ingenuity and innovation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cupich: How To Keep Churches Closed Whilst Pretending To Open Them

    05/20/2020 10:59:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | May 19, 2020
    [Catholic Caucus] Cupich: How To Keep Churches Closed Whilst Pretending To Open Them Cardinal Cupich has, as we know, really been outdoing himself. I have read a very good rebuttal to his nonsense.The linked article is here.The mean quote is this one: With the stroke of a pen, Cardinal Cupich has blithely yielded the Authority of the Church and subjugated the primacy of her worship to laws of man which are being successfully challenged by other denominations. In doing so, he replaces what has been heroically defended for thousands of years with the absurd perception that the Mass and the Sacraments are less necessary...