Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,706
21%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 21% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: francischurch

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholic school fires teacher after handing out ... letter on clergy abuse crisis

    10/15/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Catholic school fires teacher after she handed out famed evangelist’s letter on clergy abuse crisis JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, October 15, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic school religion teacher has been fired for sharing an article with her students and their parents mentioning the “homosexual scandal” involved in the clerical sex abuse crisis written by a highly respected, orthodox Catholic theology professor, Dr. Ralph Martin.  Joan Simon, a veteran Catholic school religion teacher with more than forty years of experience was informed October 9 — on her first day back to work from disability — that she had to either...
  • [Catholic Caucus] More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod

    10/15/2018 3:11:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | October 12, 2018 | Restore DC Catholicism
    More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod What else can be expected when it starts off with the pope carrying a wiccan stang into the opening Mass?  I just started to glance at the Instrumentum Laboris and that promises to be a stinker, too. At this thing, the attendees were put into fourteen groups for discussion, all led by prelates.  Cardinal Cupich led one, Cardinal Maradiaga another.  Right there you can see the rigging in the works.  Cupich's group allegedly called for "recognition of other forms of family".  Stop right there.  A family comes about when a biologically born man...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Whither Now? and What is the Church?

    10/15/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | October 15, 2018 | Robert Royal
    .... As is often the case with the pope, the result is not clear. Instead of a concrete procedure, the new rules give wide powers to the General Secretary of the Synod, Cardinal Baldisseri, who is to seek “moral unanimity insofar as this is possible.” He also determines when such moral unanimity has been reached. Unless a number of bishops insist of paragraph-by-paragraph voting, this means they could all have the names connected to a document while never having agreed to its specifics.On top of all that, it seems that if the pope approves the final document it can be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Wrong People Francis Can’t Get Rid Of

    10/14/2018 7:31:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 14, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because at least three others can be pointed out, in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the Church. Francis too had known for some time about McCarrick’s bad conduct, his grooming of young people and seminarians, taking them on outings and then to bed. And yet he kept him right with him until the end, as his chief adviser in the appointments aimed at tipping the balance of power among the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don

    10/14/2018 4:57:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | October 14, 2018 | George Neumayr
    The Fall of the Gay Mafia’s Don The Pope’s glowing words won’t save Wuerl. He will end his days in disgrace. Some of Donald Wuerl’s priests called him the “Tin Man,” a reference to his cold, heartless style as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., a position from which he has now formally resigned, though outrageously Pope Francis is permitting him to continue as an “apostolic administrator” until his successor arrives. It is hilarious that Wuerl became arguably the most powerful American cardinal in the “pastoral church of Pope Francis,” given that Wuerl is the least pastoral prelate imaginable. He instinctively...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’

    10/13/2018 3:42:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 12, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’ Many who have studied the life and pontificate of Pope Paul VI are convinced that he was far from exemplary in his conduct as pastor; that he not only did not possess heroic virtue, but lacked certain key virtues; that his promulgation of a titanic liturgical reform was incompatible with his papal office of handing on that which he had received; that he offers us a portrait of failed governance and tradition betrayed. In short, for us, it is impossible to accept that a pope such as this could ever be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Another Gay? New Vatican Sostituto Edgar Peña Parra in Hot Water

    10/13/2018 2:59:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 13, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Another Gay? New Vatican Sostituto Edgar Peña Parra in Hot Water Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, handpicked by Pope Francis, will start as the Deputy of the Vatican Secretary of State on October 15. But last week a 25-page dossier was emailed to some Vatican cardinals, signed by “Lay-people of the Archdiosis of Maracaibo” - Peña’s Venezuelian home archdiocese. The pro-Francis but anti-Church Italian magazine L’Espresso (October 12) was almost immediately given access to the dossier by the Pro-Bergoglio party in order to break the story (October 12), to discredit the dossier [with a sloppily written article] and to publish it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Case Against Pope Franci

    10/13/2018 2:31:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Case against Pope Francis He has elevated immoral men in order to change the Catholic faith Just over five years ago, the Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio came out onto the loggia of St. Peter’s as Pope Francis. It is useful to recall the situation of the Church that he inherited.The sex-abuse scandals that had rocked the Church in America and some European countries at the turn of the millennium were subsiding, or so it seemed. But the dysfunction at the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI had overwhelmed the scholarly pontiff. Benedict’s chosen reformer for the corrupt Vatican...
  • [Cath Cauc] Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur

    10/13/2018 8:21:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur CHICAGO, October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Chicago priest who advertises on the internet as a “gay” masseur who does “man to man bodywork” says he has permission to host an openly homosexual group at his Catholic priory.  Openly homosexual Fr. Michael Guimon is a member of the Friars Servants of Mary — or Servites — and head of the priory at Our Lady of Sorrows National Basilica. He’s also the Servites’ formation director and senior care minister, with specialties of “spiritual companion and massage therapist.”  Profile pic of...
  • Occupied Rome

    10/12/2018 3:56:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 11, 2018 | Chris Ferrara
    Fatima Perspectives #1241 (pictured above: The Face of Occupied Rome)As Life Site News reports, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (pictured above), “a close collaborator of Pope Francis, was present at the homosexual drug-fueled party raided by the Vatican police in the summer of 2017 at which his secretary, Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, was arrested.” Indeed, he was reportedly presiding over the abomination in progress. Yet Coccopalmerio was allowed to leave the scene of the crime, an apartment in the very building that houses the former Holy Office, now called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.Thus no one should be surprised that...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’

    10/12/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’: scholar WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ praise of Cardinal Wuerl for his “nobility” and “docility to the Spirit” in his letter accepting the Cardinal’s resignation signals that Francis is “not the Pope to clean out the stables” of the abuse crisis that is rocking the Church, a Catholic scholar said.  Oxford University’s Dr. Joseph Shaw told LifeSiteNews that Pope Francis’s Oct. 12 letter accepting Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation “makes it very clear” that he doesn’t want to punish his subordinate.  “In...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wuerl I, Wuerl II and Wuerl III

    10/12/2018 1:14:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 12, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Wuerl I, Wuerl II and Wuerl III Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Donald Cardinal Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, nearly three years after Wuerl submitted it upon turning 75. Far from a dismissal or firing of any kind, Wuerl and Francis managed to turn the action into a retirement party.  In the pope's "beautiful letter" (Wuerl's words this morning in a 6:09 a.m. listserv email) to the outgoing archbishop, Wuerl was praised by Francis: "You have sufficient elements to 'justify' your actions and distinguish what it means to cover up crimes or not to deal with problems, and to...
  • [Cath Cauc] Recognition of ‘other forms of family’ called for by .. small group led by Cupich

    10/12/2018 8:12:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Vatican City, October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Fourteen small groups of members of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment discussed the Instrumentum Laboris (IL), or working document, guiding the Synod’s deliberations this week.   Divided by language groups, there were four English-language conversations, three French, two Spanish, one German, and one Portuguese. For many of the participants, these were foreign, or second, languages.  The reports of these sessions were largely difficult to read; most were verbose and poorly organized. However, certain themes and tendencies were clear.  First, the English-speaking groups were concerned that the IL...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How could you, Archbishop Vigano?

    10/11/2018 5:07:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 11, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    How could you, Archbishop Vigano? “How can you celebrate Mass,” Cardinal Ouellet angrily demands of Archbishop Viganò, “and mention the pope’s name in the Eucharistic Prayer?” An excellent question. It forces us to ask whether we have ever imagined that in praying for our shepherds we were thereby paying tribute to their rectitude and decency. Think of the faithful whose priests, over, say, the last 30 years, have invited them to pray for John Paul our pope, or for Benedict our pope … “… and for Rembert our bishop”—who used $450,000 of his flock’s contributions to buy the silence of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Xavier Rynne II: Letters from the Synod on Youth Vol. 7 – October 11

    10/11/2018 4:44:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Catholic Weekly ^ | October 11, 2018 | Xavier Rynne II
    On 9 October, the Vatican issued a report summarizing the Synod’s first round of small group discussions, which focused on Part One (paragraphs 1 to 72) of the Synod’s working document, the Instrumentum Laboris [IL].  As in past synods, bishop-delegates, Synod auditors, and invited observers divide into language-based discussion groups when the Synod is not meeting in general assembly. In Synod-2018 there are fourteen such groups, or Circoli Minori in Synod-speak: four for English speakers, three for French, one for German, two for Spanish, three for Italian, and one for Portuguese. (Once upon a time, there would be “circle” using...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican Life Academy tells Catholics to ‘stop gossip, trust Holy See’ on abuse crisis

    10/10/2018 8:36:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 10, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    October 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The gutted and repurposed Vatican Academy for Life admonished Catholics over the weekend to cut the “gossip” on the Church’s sexual abuse scandal and trust the Vatican’s handling of the crisis. Responding via Twitter to the October 6 saying Pope Francis is and has been taking care of the Archbishop Theodore McCarrick sexual predation scandal, the Pontifical Academy for Life gave assurances by way of a three-year-old quote from the pope that the truth of the McCarrick scandal would indeed be attained. “McCarrick: @HolySeePress: “We will follow the path of truth wherever it may lead,”...
  • [Cath Cauc] Source: Vatican cardinal was at drug-fueled homosexual party, and Pope knows it

    10/10/2018 1:31:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 73 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 10, 2018 | John-Henry Westen and Maike Hickson
    ROME, October 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, a close collaborator of Pope Francis, was present at the homosexual drug-fuelled party raided by the Vatican police in the summer of 2017 at which his secretary, Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, was arrested. A highly-placed Vatican source with direct knowledge, who must remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, tells LifeSite that the Pope himself knows of Coccopalmerio’s presence at the party. The party took place in an apartment in the building of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). Coccopalmerio was head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PRAY THE ROSARY: For Archbishop Vigano

    10/10/2018 10:29:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 9, 2018 | RTV
    Did Pope Francis call us to pray the Rosary to silence Archbishop Carlo Vigano? In this latest Sunday Sermon from South St. Paul, Father explains the history of the Holy Rosary and then stresses the necessity of praying the Rosary for the intention of a heavenly intervention in the ongoing crisis in the Church under Francis of Rome. “Let Heaven hear the sound of your rosaries so that the voices here on earth trying to expose the wickedness in the Church might be heard and this help bring an end to this wickedness.” Please Share this video: V is...
  • [Cath Cauc] ‘I have no faith in ..your character,’ abuse victim tells...Bishop McElroy

    10/10/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 10, 2018 | Tim O'Neill
    EL CAJON, California, October 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On October 4th, San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy held the third in a series of eight "listening sessions" that he said would “focus on seeking input from people in the pews" regarding the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the actions required to heal from the scandal. A crowd of roughly 300 people filled the parish hall of Our Lady of Grace in El Cajon. The hall was renamed last week after being originally named in honor of Monsignor Thomas Moloney, a former pastor at Our Lady of Grace who was named...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The suffering of Cardinal Zen

    10/09/2018 8:58:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Action Institute ^ | October 9, 2018 | Alejandro A. Chafuen
    This article is written by Moris Polanco, originally published by Instituto Fe y Libertad and republished with permission.The elderly cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, said in his blog on February 5, 2018, “The brothers and sisters of mainland China are not afraid of being reduced to poverty, of being put into prison, of shedding their blood. Their greatest suffering is to see themselves betrayed by ‘family.’” He’s right.For a moment let’s put ourselves in the shoes of the bishops, priests, and laity who have been faithful to the Roman Catholic Church. Since the triumph of Marxism-Maoism in...