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  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop Morlino: Homosexual Subculture in Church ‘Wreaking Great Devastation’

    08/18/2018 7:59:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 18, 2018 | Church Militant / Bishop Morlino
    Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin sent a letter to his diocese Saturday in response to the current sex abuse scandals in the Church exposed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report as well as the revelations concerning Abp. Theodore McCarrick. The full letter — the strongest statement yet from any Church leader — is republished here. ******* Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of Madison, The past weeks have brought a great deal of scandal, justified anger, and a call for answers and action by many faithful Catholics here in the U.S. and overseas, directed at the Church hierarchy...
  • [Wuerl] Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/18/2018 6:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/18/18 | Patsy McGanny
    A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday. No reason has been provided for the decision. Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury,...
  • [Cath Caucus] Can Pope Francis’ Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

    08/18/2018 5:33:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 18, 2018 | Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S.
    August 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- In the less than three weeks since the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promulgated and explained on August 2 a new papally mandated revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, the Internet has been awash with conflicting interpretations of this revised version of CCC #2267. It seems like Amoris Laetitia All Over Again: some Catholic scholars affirm, while others deny, that another novel papal teaching can be given a valid ‘hermeneutic-of-continuity’ reading in harmony with the previous magisterium. And as we saw in the wake of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Wuerl Withdraws From World Meeting of Families

    08/18/2018 12:42:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 18, 2018 | Christine Niles
    Follows news that publisher has canceled publication of Wuerl's book DUBLIN ( - Cardinal Donald Wuerl has withdrawn from the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. The Irish Times has confirmed that the embattled cardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C., who was scheduled to give a keynote talk Wednesday titled "The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World," will not be attending the event, where Pope Francis will make a visit. The archdiocese offered no reason for his withdrawal. The news comes one day after his publisher announced it was cancelling its plans to publish the cardinal's forthcoming book,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] SIGN THE PETITION: Cardinal Wuerl needs to resign

    08/17/2018 8:57:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 14, 2018
    A grand jury report released August 14, 2018 revealed Church officials in six Pennsylvania dioceses engaged in an decades-long “systematic” cover-up of priestly sex abuse. 301 priests were found to have abused more than 1,000 children.Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006, is mentioned by name more than 200 times in the grand jury report. Wuerl is the current archbishop of Washington, D.C., the successor of now-disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.As bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl knew about predatory priests and shuffled them to different dioceses, putting more children at risk. He wrote to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Episcopal Sodomy - Wuerl Defiant

    08/16/2018 7:27:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 16,, 2018 | Church Militant
    Church Militant has learned that the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has hired prestigious law firm Jones Day to represent Cdl. Wuerl in response to the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Jones Day represents major American corporations including Procter & Gamble, CitiGroup, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and American Airlines — to name just a few.Reports are that to retain this firm is $50,000 to $75,000 per month. Church Militant has queried the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. asking who is paying for this representation and where the money is coming from.As of the time of this report, the archdiocese has not responded.On Aug....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Special Report—Episcopal Sodomy: Donald Wuerl Must Go!

    08/16/2018 11:46:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 14, 2018 | Church Militant
    Donald Wuerl — the cardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C. — must go. The kingpin of the American hierarchy — a man who over the decades has carefully and meticulously cultivated an image of reformer — has now been exposed as a fraud, just as guilty as scores of other bishops in the U.S. who hid and shuffled around homosexual predator priests and concelaed them from law enforcement officials. The long-awaited bombshell Pennsylvania Grand Jury report is out, released in dramatic fashion — live streamed by the attorney general's office — and Donald Wuerl has now been revealed as one of the major players in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On Cardinal Sodano and the meaning of ‘accountability’

    08/12/2018 6:16:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | August 12, 2018 | John L. Allen Jr.
    On Cardinal Sodano and the meaning of ‘accountability’ In News AnalysisJohn L. Allen Jr.Aug 12, 2018 EDITORPope Francis, left, greets Cardinal Angelo Sodano at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP.)Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano may not be guilty of a crime or a cover-up on the Church's abuse scandals, but his record has raised questions about whether the system is serious about "zero tolerance." News Analysis ROME - In the mounting conversation about accountability amid the Church’s sexual abuse scandals, one question that often doesn’t get as much attention as it should is what, exactly,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Two Gay Catholic Tribes Go To (Cold) War

    08/12/2018 5:53:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 7, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    ‘You wouldn’t want to fill a seminary with people who’ve had all kinds of sexual experiences in the past, and unless you were very, very sure that they could be chaste’ said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to USA Today in 2002. Gay hypocrite was secretly a molester of seminarians (PBS News Hour screenshot) .post-content > ul:nth-child(6) {float: right; border: solid 1px #1b3346; width: 200px; padding: 15px; font: normal 80% sans-serif; color: #1b3346; margin-left: 8px;} .post-content > ul:nth-child(6)::before { content: "Related Articles"; font: bold 16pt sans-serif; } .post-content > ul:nth-child(6) li{ margin:0px 0px 0px 6px } N., an exceptionally well-informed lay...
  • Cath Cauc: Vatican to ‘Reform’ Contemplative Orders, Enforce “Fidelity” to Aims of Revolution

    08/12/2018 4:34:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 11, 2018 | HIlary White
    Cor Orans Revisited...Read Hilary's Cor orans, Part I HERE.[Editor’s Note: “Cor Orans” (“Praying Heart”) is the title of an April 1, 2018 document that implements instructions on how to apply Pope Francis’ 2016 Apostolic Constitution – “Vultum Dei Quaerere” (“Seek the Face of God”) addressed to Catholic women religious in contemplative communities. MJM]One of the abiding characteristics of documents coming from the current administration in the Vatican is the aspect of “bait and switch,” the clever couching of completely opposite intentions in pious Catholic language. Many of the critics-of-the-critics of Amoris Laetitia pointed to the “good” passages of that document...
  • Brothers and Blades. The Risky Ecumenism of Pope Francis. With a Postscript

    08/12/2018 4:26:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | August 12, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    On the ecumenical terrain as well, Pope Francis is breaking new ground.No pope before him would have put a Protestant at the head of “L'Osservatore Romano.” And he did it, appointing as the director of the Argentine edition of the Holy See’s official newspaper the Presbyterian Marcelo Figueroa, his longtime friend.No pope had ever been able to arrange a meeting with the Orthodox patriarch of Moscow. And he succeeded, with an appointment at the airport of Havana.In the dialogue with non-Catholic Christians, Jorge Mario Bergoglio doesn’t overlook anyone at all. He shows a friendly face to even the toughest interlocutors,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy

    08/12/2018 4:08:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | August 11, 2018 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy Posted on Saturday, August 11, AD 2018 by Donald R. McClarey In the wake of the McCarrick revelations many clerics have taken pen in hand to see if they can sucker, yet again, the Laity.  They write gravely of review panels, protecting minors and everything under the sun except the one fact that every sentient Catholic knows:  our clergy have been heavily infiltrated by the Lavender Mafia and that wretched group helped propel McCarrick to his cardinal’s cap and protected him from any revelation of his misdeeds by other knowing high ranking clerics, who...
  • Cath Cauc: Capital Punishment Now “Inadmissible”? Francis Pushes Heresy Envelope Even Further

    08/11/2018 8:22:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Matt Gaspers
    "And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed Him, saying: If thou be Christ, save Thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man hath done no evil. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when Thou shalt come into Thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise." ~ Luke 23:39-43*****For those who haven’t yet...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Call for three cardinals to be removed from World Meeting of Families line-up

    08/11/2018 7:48:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Irish TImes ^ | August 10, 2018 | Patsy McGarry
    A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the removal of three cardinals from World Meeting of Families (WMOF) events in Dublin later this month. Archbishop Martin is chairing the WMOF board. Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) represents survivors in 15 countries and aims to hold the Vatican to account over clerical abuse of minors. It says the three cardinals – Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life which has overall responsibility for the World Meeting of Families, Cardinal Óscar Maradiaga of...
  • [Barf Alert] Catholic bishops urge Florida governor to spare death-row inmate

    08/11/2018 7:30:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | August 11, 2018 | Contributor
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Catholic bishops of Florida urged Gov. Rick Scott to commute the death sentence of Jose Antonio Jimenez to a life sentence without parole. Jimenez is scheduled to be executed Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. local time for the 1992 murder of Phyllis Minas. “Both victims of crime and offenders are children of God and members of the same human family,” said an Aug. 10 letter to Scott on behalf of the bishops by Michael B. Sheedy , executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops in Tallahassee. “We appreciate your difficult task as governor and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] San Diego’s Bp. Robert McElroy Knew About McCarrick

    08/11/2018 9:28:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 10, 2018 | Christine Niles
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. ( - San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy was told of Abp. Theodore McCarrick's sexual predation as early as July 2016, but remained silent. Richard Sipe, the renowned expert in clerical sex abuse who passed away Friday, published his private correspondence with McElroy proving that the bishop was made aware of McCarrick's sexual harassment of seminarians. The 13-page letter, dated July 28, 2016 — which Sipe notes was "hand delivered" on August 30 — began: "It was clear to me during our last meeting in your office, although cordial, that you had no interest in any further personal contact. It was only...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI: Prophet

    08/11/2018 8:48:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 11, 2018 | Fr. Robert P. Imbelli
    Note: Fr. Imbelli tells us he was reading along in some works by Pope Benedict XVI and was moved to extract several passages that seemed to speak powerfully to the multiple scandals in which we find ourselves. We agree, and thought you would like to see them as well. – Robert Royal During his last trip to Germany, at Freiburg im Breisgau, on September 24thand 25th2011, Benedict XVI gave two addresses to German bishops, clergy, and lay leaders. Reports at the time indicated they were not well received by the audience. From the vantage of the present crisis, however,...
  • Cath Cauc: Cardinal O’Malley Orders Boston Seminary Inquiry, Places Rector on ‘Sabbatical’

    08/10/2018 7:16:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. —Cardinal Séan O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made by two former seminarians. The cardinal also announced that the rector of the seminary, Msgr. James Moroney, had been placed on immediate leave to allow for a “fully independent inquiry.” The announcement was made by Cardinal O’Malley on Friday afternoon, Aug. 10. In a prepared statement, the cardinal said that he had learned of the allegations earlier this week, after posts by the former seminarians appeared on social media. The Archdiocese has not confirmed the exact nature of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Underground priests removed in China for holding summer youth camp

    08/09/2018 8:32:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | August 9, 2018 | Contributor
    In Catholic News Service, Global ChurchCatholic News ServiceAug 9, 2018 CONTRIBUTORChinese Catholics pray in late January in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. (Credit: Roman Pilipey/EPA via CNS.) Two underground parish priests in China's Gansu province have been removed after being accused of holding a summer camp for a youth group at their church. GANSU, China - Two underground parish priests in China’s Gansu province have been removed after being accused of holding a summer camp for a youth group at their church.Father Wang Yiqin of Hui county and Father Li Shidong of Leling in Shandong province...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bp. Jaime Soto Punishing Whistleblower Priests

    08/09/2018 8:18:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 7, 2018 | Anita Carey
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. ( - A California bishop is under fire for persecuting priests that don't go along with their political agenda.  Bishop Jaime Soto, of the diocese of Sacramento, California, has been accused in a recent report of persecuting orthodox priests while protecting homosexual ones. Bishop Soto is an outspoken supporter of immigration rights, has called for sanctuary cities and supported Pope Francis' climate change narrative, he has also hosted pro-abortion and pro-LGBT politicians at the cathedral.  Church Militant spoke with David Leatherby Sr., a notable Catholic in the diocese and the father of ten children, 30 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. One of his...