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  • [Barf alert] Vatican envoy urges media to end ‘cherry-picking’ migration news

    12/10/2018 3:46:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | December 10, 2018 | Claire Giangravč
    Vatican envoy urges media to end ‘cherry-picking’ migration news ROME - As the Vatican delegation prepares to arrive at a UN global summit on migration set to take place in Morocco this week, one of Rome’s major players on the UN scene told Crux the proposed agreement is basically good news for the Church’s concerns even if certain “tensions” remain.Slovenian Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, wrote in a Dec. 9 email that many of the points presented by the Holy See “have been positively reflected in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Inconvenient Host

    12/10/2018 10:14:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | December 10, 2018 | Mundabore
    The Inconvenient Host Dec 10 Posted by Mundabor Francischurch truly is something.  An accidentally dropped Host is recovered and handled in the proper way, after which it appears that… it starts to bleed.  Miracle? We will never know.  A potentially bleeding host is an inconvenience for the Diocese of Buffalo, awakening the possibility, frightening to them, that there might be a God after all, and that He may have targeted Francisbishops like Bishop Malone and his auxiliary, Bishop Grosz.  The linked article states that the priest witnessing the potential miracle, Father Loeb, promptly informed both Malone and Grosz, and that both told...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

    12/09/2018 9:37:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | December 8, 2018 | unknown
    Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See’s decision to remove their superior.The sisters argue that the Vatican commissioners sent to replace their superior general, who is also the niece of the order’s founder, have no understanding of their way of life or spirituality. The Church’s conclusion - contained in a summary of its investigation provided this week to The Associated Press -...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Malone Orders Possible Bleeding Host Destroyed

    12/09/2018 5:23:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 7, 2018 | Stephen Wynne
    Bishop Malone Orders Possible Bleeding Host Destroyed Claims 'Christ was no longer present' in Host Anger is rising in western New York, as the embattled Catholics of Buffalo learned that just days ago, their bishops may have denied them an avenue of grace by refusing to investigate a possible eucharistic miracle.   On Friday, Church Militant spoke with one disaffected Catholic of the diocese, Mary Ellen Sanfilippo, about extraordinary events that began unfolding in late November at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook, New York.  Sanfilippo said that a consecrated host was accidentally dropped on the floor of the church during Mass. Retrieving the host,...
  • [Cath Cauc] THIS IS NOT A VERY ENCOURAGING PICTURE OF AMERICAN CATHOLICISIM

    12/09/2018 4:41:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP ^ | December 9, 2018 | Rene Henry Gracida
    THIS IS NOT A VERY ENCOURAGING PICTURE OF AMERICAN CATHOLICISIM The below Study has now been completed. The data was collected from April 1 through November 30, 2018. All told, there are samples from 15 states located all over the USA map. I have someone helping me from a statistical view to help break down the findings in a more analytically approved method. To the layman, the differences are quite striking. In 1960 about 80% of Catholics were going to weekly Mass and now it is 99% for the TLM and 22% for the Novus Ordo. Most of my numbers...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Stench From Scranton

    12/09/2018 4:23:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 9, 2018 | George Neumayr
    Bishop Bambera protects the scandalous while punishing the orthodox. In 2017, homosexual activists celebrated Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for allowing a heretical priest to speak at a Catholic university in his diocese. “A Catholic college and Pennsylvania bishop are the latest public supporters of Fr. James Martin, SJ, after they refused to concede to right-wing activists who wanted the priest disinvited from a scheduled speaking appearance,” burbled a press release from New Ways Ministry, an LGBT group that seeks to change the Church’s moral teachings. “Conservative activists had targeted Misericordia University for inviting Martin speak at the winter...
  • Knights of Malta Chief: Migrant Deaths Represent ‘Greatest Mass Grave Since WW2’

    12/08/2018 11:59:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Tablet ^ | December 7, 2018 | Elise Harris
    Albrecht von Boeselager, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, has said Europe cannot ignore its high number of migrant deaths, and stressed the importance of seeking a multilateral solution as nations prepare to adopt the U.N. global compact on migration in Morocco. “It has an effect on the soul of Europe if just across the border we have the greatest mass grave since World War II,” Boeselager said Dec. 5, speaking of the Mediterranean. “I cannot believe that it will leave the soul of Europe unaffected, and the situation, though there is less attention to it, has not become...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sweet Life of Cardinal Maradiaga’s Right Hand

    12/07/2018 4:33:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | December 6, 2018 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The Sweet Life of Cardinal Maradiaga’s Right Hand Tegucigalpa) In late July, at about the same time as  Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had to renounce his cardinalatial dignity, a suffragan Bishop was also lost. The two cases have many parallels and also a similarity refarding how Rome deals with them. In both cases, the problem could not be eliminated, because the will for real purification seems to be lacking. In the context of the McCarrick case, the dossier of former Apostolic Nuncio to the US, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň, is putting pressure on Pope Francis. The head of the Church...
  • [Cath Cauc] Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family

    12/07/2018 9:23:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 3, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family On the very same day on which the Pontifical Urban University was opening an exhibit (see photo) dedicated to the heroic Ulma family of Poland - “this big family,” Pope Francis said, “shot by Nazi Germans during the second world war for having hidden and given aid to Jews” - in Italy the National Institute of Statistics released the figures on births and marriages in the year 2017.Anything but “big” families, like that of those Polish martyrs or like many in Italy a century ago. The collapse...
  • [Cath Cauc] African Cardinal: It’s ‘better to die of hunger’ than accept homosexuality

    12/07/2018 8:36:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 5, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    African Cardinal: It’s ‘better to die of hunger’ than accept homosexuality December 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Polycarp Pengo of Tanzania has refused to welcome international aid programs that are linked with the promotion of homosexuality, insisting that “it is better to die of hunger than to receive aid and be compelled to do things that are contrary to God’s desire.” The German bishops' news website Katholisch.de and the Catholic Information Service for Africa have picked up on a November 30 blog entry of the Eastern African Bishops' Conferences' Association AMECA, according to which Cardinal Polycarp Pengo has asked the government...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Mercy Hits the Familia Christi Hard

    12/07/2018 8:09:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 5, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Francis Mercy Hits the Familia Christi Hard Francis Mercy Hits the Familia Christi Hard The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei under Cardinal Ladaria published a December 1 decree, imposing Roman Auxiliary Bishop Daniele Libanori as the new superior of the Familia Christi, an Italian Old Rite community consisting of 15 young priests and seminarians. The group was founded in 2016 by the excellent former Ferrara Archbishop Luigi Negri. It is loved by the faithful but hated by Negri’s successor, Archbishop Gian Carlo Perego, a modernist Bergoglio bishop who promotes mass-immigration and modernism. According to press reports, Archbishop Perego mainly hates the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Recent Interview: Francis decimates vocational integrity

    12/06/2018 7:09:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 5, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Recent Interview: Francis decimates vocational integrity Numerous media outlets, both religious and secular, are publishing excerpts taken from a soon to be released book-length interview of Francis the Loquacious entitled, The Strength of the Vocation.The headlines and most of the commentaries – even from some of his most vocal critics – are focused on how Francis is holding the Catholic line on homosexuality. The fact of the matter is, however, he is doing no such thing.Remember who we are dealing with here. (HINT: It’s not the Vicar of Jesus Christ, but rather the Archservant of the Adversary.) As such, whenever...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The “Our Father” Affair: Absolute Monarchy versus the Papacy

    12/06/2018 4:27:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | December 6, 2018 | Chris Ferrara
    The “Our Father” Affair: Absolute Monarchy versus the Papacy In writing commentary on Church affairs, one would like to focus on something other than the subject of Pope Francis.  But he is, after all, the Pope, and moreover a Pope who is evidently intent on imposing upon the whole Church his “dream” of “transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.”  As if everything about the Church before Francis’ arrival were merely a selfish effort to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis, Absolute Monarch. Behind the Scenes of the New Italian “Our Father”

    12/06/2018 3:23:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 6, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    The ban imposed on the bishops of the United States on November 12 against voting on two very strict measures they wanted against sexual abuse committed by members of the hierarchy is not  the only blatant recent case of interference by Pope Francis in the decisions of an episcopal conference. During those same days, in fact, Francis also imposed his will on the Italian bishops gathered in plenary assembly, ordering them to replace the petition “and lead us not into temptation” in the “Our Father” at Mass, because in his judgment it is “not a good” translation of the text...
  • Ireland Votes to Allow Girls Under 16 to Have Abortions Without Parental Consent

    12/06/2018 2:41:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    LifeNews ^ | December 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Ireland Votes to Allow Girls Under 16 to Have Abortions Without Parental Consent Young girls may be able to get free, taxpayer-funded abortions without a parent’s consent in Ireland after parliament rejected an amendment to a pro-abortion bill Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Ireland is on its way to adopting one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the world after it repealed its pro-life Eighth Amendment in May.This week, the Dáil is debating a bill to legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide variety of circumstances. It would force taxpayers...
  • Cdl. Burke: ‘Synodality’ suggests some kind of ‘new church’ where pope’s authority is destroyed

    12/05/2018 5:18:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bree A. Dail
    Cdl. Burke: ‘Synodality’ suggests some kind of ‘new church’ where pope’s authority is destroyed LIMERICK, Ireland, (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke has come out criticizing the concept of “synodality” that was barely discussed during the recently concluded “Youth Synod,” but, nevertheless, found its way into the final document, surprising many of the Synod Fathers.  “It’s become like a slogan, meant to suggest some kind of new church which is democratic and in which the authority of the Roman Pontiff is relativized and diminished—if not destroyed,” said Cardinal Burke in an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.  “This is typical of a...
  • [Cath Cauc] What Pope Francis may really be doing by saying he doesn’t want gays to become priests

    12/05/2018 11:51:09 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 4, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    What Pope Francis may really be doing by saying he doesn’t want gays to become priests Pope Francis at 2016 Rome consistory when "progressive" archbishops Cupich, Joseph Tobin and Farrell were made cardinals Steve ANALYSIS December 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The full book has not been released, but the teaser quotes from Pope Francis’ new book-length interview on clergy and religious life are causing a stir. The book suggests that active homosexuals within the ranks of clergy and religious are not acceptable. Only the most scrutinizing Pope-watchers will recognize Francis as having mentioned such things before since they seem...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Places (another) Traditional Society Under Commissar

    12/05/2018 11:33:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | December 4, 2018 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Vatican Places Traditional Society Under Commissar Vatican Places Traditional Society Under Commissar The Vatican is putting the Society of the Fraternity of Familia Christi under a Commissar  (Rome) Rome is subordinating another traditional community to a Commissar, for disturbing the new Archbishop of Ferrara and daring to accept the Brothers of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, also under the temporary administration. Will Archbishop Perego of Ferrara erase the legacy of his predecessor, Archbishop Luigi Negri? Decree of the commissioner's appointment The Roman Congregation of the Faith has placed the Fraternity of the Familia Christi (FSFC) at the request of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Schönborn profanates Vienna Cathedral once more

    12/04/2018 4:06:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Cael ^ | New Catholic
    Schönborn profanates Vienna Cathedral once more Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna has once again made a mockery of St. Stephen's Cathedral. This past weekend, this happened in the venerable consecrated building, a "rock concert" in honor of "World AIDS Day" (apologies for the utter lack of modesty): God, have mercy! (Tip and image from Vienna.at via Infovaticana)
  • [Catholic Caucus]Priest-Sociologist Examines Data on Clergy Sex Abuse

    12/04/2018 3:35:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Mark Lambert Blogspot ^ | December 4, 2018 | Mark Lambert
    Priest-Sociologist Examines Data on Clergy Sex Abuse Much effort has been made to disassociate homosexuality from paedophilia to the point where this has become received opinion: There is no connection between being a homosexual and being a paedophile. You are conflating two different things. — LondonInternetChurch (@LInternetChurch) December 3, 2018This predominantly secular paradigm has been adopted by the Bishops of England & Wales, who in 2010, publicly broke with the Vatican directive banning men with a deep-seated same-sex practice to be allowed into Seminary. In 2010, Marcus Stock, now the tenth bishop of Leeds, then appointed General Secretary for...