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  • Cath Cauc: Vatican begins investigation of Arg. bishop promoted by Pope who’s accused of sex abuse

    03/23/2019 6:48:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican begins investigation of Argentine bishop promoted by Pope who’s accused of sex abuse March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – According to the local Argentine newspaper El Tribuno, the bishop of Tucumán, Monsignor Carlos Alberto Sánchez, arrived two days ago in neighboring Oran, together with two assistants, in order to lead a Vatican investigation into the accusations of sexual abuse against the former bishop of Orán, Gustavo Zanchetta. Oran lies in the province of Salta, where also El Tribuno is published. According to the March 21 report, Sánchez is tasked by the Vatican to take statements from the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive: Inside the election of Pope Francis

    03/23/2019 1:53:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    America Magazine ^ | March 22, 2019 | Gerard O’Connell
    [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive: Inside the election of Pope Francis he following excerpts are drawn from The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History (Orbis Books, 2019), by Gerard O’Connell, America’s Vatican correspondent. We join O’Connell’s tale on March 13, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Feb. 28, 2013, and the calling of a conclave to elect his successor. Those 115 cardinals eligible to vote in a papal conclave have gathered in Rome and have been sequestered under heavy security in the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican, where they will conduct secret votes...
  • Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents?

    03/23/2019 10:34:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    Mar 22 Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents? Editor’s Note: In this new article, CFN contributor Stephen Kokx quotes testimony from several sources which demonstrate that a variety of non-Catholics (mostly Protestants) who were invited to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as “observers” clearly influenced the discussions—and even the documents—of the Council. As one quoted source reveals, “[A]lthough we had no direct ‘voice’ on the council floor, we did indeed have an indirect voice through the many contacts that were possible with the Fathers and their indispensable strong arms, the periti.”A little less than 100 years prior to...
  • [Catholic/Islam Caucus] Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

    03/23/2019 9:37:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | March 22, 2019
    Latest News Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims The bishop criticised Catholics who identify as 'traditional' and say Muslims pose a threat to Western civilisation An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of the Irish bishops’ conference, told The Irish Catholic newspaper: “I’ve found that people who would classify themselves in some cases as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people seem to, in relation to migration and care of asylum-seekers and stuff,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Franciscan University Attempts to Silence Faculty

    03/22/2019 8:57:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 21, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Franciscan University Attempts to Silence Faculty New rules threaten 'disciplinary action' if professors speak to media STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - Franciscan University of Steubenville, suffering from a recent spate of bad press, is trying to rein in faculty by threatening disciplinary action if they give comments to media. In new guidelines on academic freedom sent this week to all faculty, the administration warns, "Anonymous communication of facts or opinions about the University to media outlets or other external organizations is unprofessional and unethical, and may be grounds for disciplinary action." Anonymous communication ... may be grounds for disciplinary action.Tweet The document fails...
  • [Cath Cauc] Theologian claims Vatican commission on female deacons found no evidence they existed

    03/21/2019 8:12:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 21, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Theologian claims Vatican commission on female deacons found no evidence they existed March 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Peter Hünermann – a well-connected and prominent German theologian – has told LifeSiteNews that, according to members of the German bishops' doctrinal commission who spoke to him, the report of the Vatican commission on female deacons found that “there is no historical evidence that in the patristics women were ordained as deacons.”  In a recent interview in Germany, Professor Hünermann spoke about this Vatican commission on the history of female deacons that had been established, in 2016, by Pope...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German bishop claims that the question of female priests is still open

    03/21/2019 7:18:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] German bishop claims that the question of female priests is still open March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Franz Jung, the bishop of Würzburg, Germany, who last year stated that married priests are “conceivable,” claimed in a new interview with Bavarian radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk that the question of female priests “remains still unanswered.” As Vatican News reported, when Bishop Jung – who was made a bishop by Pope Francis only last year – was asked whether he would witness during his lifetime that women would stand at the altar, Jung responded, “I do not know whether I will still...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio and McCarrick: Manipulating the Conclave

    03/21/2019 7:08:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 21, 2019 | Chris Caldwell
    [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio and McCarrick: Manipulating the Conclave McCarrick was a member of the St. Gallen mafia that lobbied for Bergoglio's election Evidence shows Pope Francis, with the help of the St. Gallen mafia, manipulated the 2013 conclave into believing that organic coincidences had led to selecting the pontiff "from the end of the world" — and that Theodore McCarrick was a key part of this effort. Former Cdl. Theodore McCarrick, in a now infamous Villanova talk, recalled that after an intervention (speech) by then-Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio at the 2013 general congregation for the conclave, for the first time in its history there was...
  • Leading Benedictine Nun in Germany Calls for Women Priests

    03/21/2019 5:58:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    La Croix ^ | 3/18/19 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    'Why shouldn't we pray for gender equality in the Church?' says Sister Ruth Schönenberger The leader of one of Germany's most important female religious communities has called into question the Catholic Church's exclusion of women from the ordained priesthood. "It is surely only natural for women to be priests and I cannot understand the reasons given as to why not," said Sister Ruth Schönenberger, head of the Benedictine Priory of Tutzing, the Bavarian motherhouse of a worldwide missionary order. "I am surprised that the presence of Christ has been reduced to the male sex," she said in a recent interview...
  • [Catholic Caucus] CRS Lobbies Gov’t for $9 Billion for Agencies Pushing Contraception

    03/20/2019 4:10:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 20, 2019 | William Mahoney, Ph.D.
    [Catholic Caucus] CRS Lobbies Gov’t for $9 Billion for Agencies Pushing Contraception Catholic Relief Services is lobbying for billions of dollars to go to groups that push contraception around the world. The Lepanto Institute has released its latest groundbreaking report on CRS' lobbying efforts, showing that CRS is making its largest ask yet: nearly $9 billion. CRS is making its largest ask yet: nearly $9 billion.Tweet On March 12, William O’Keefe, CRS' Vice President for Mission, Mobilization and Advocacy, testified before the House subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs and requested a total of $8.665 billion for allocation to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID...
  • Church Militant threatens Fr. Larry Richards with legal action over his ‘death threat’ claim

    03/20/2019 3:58:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Church Militant threatens Fr. Larry Richards with legal action over his ‘death threat’ claim DETROIT, March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Michael Voris of Church Militant has sent a cease-and-desist letter to celebrity priest Fr. Larry Richards demanding a retraction and apology for having claimed that Church Militant issued death threats against him. If the priest refuses the requests, Church Militant will pursue further legal action.  Fr. Richards claimed during a keynote speech at a conference in January hosted by Legatus that the Catholic media organization had threatened to kill him. “A couple of months ago I said something about Church Militant,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Unsustainable Papacy

    03/20/2019 1:59:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 19, 2019 | Elizabeth Yore
    [Catholic Caucus] The Unsustainable Papacy Written by  Elizabeth Yore From the outset, the renown think tank, Heartland Institute spotted the potted papal plant in the mate change hoax of the Francis papacy. As the world was mesmerized with the merciful and humble green Pope, Heartland recognized a flawed and unreliable model, devoid of science, reason, and flush with politics.In April of 2015, the Heartland Delegation went to Rome to attempt a dialogue with the Pope about his dangerous and incomprehensible partnership with the UN sustainable development climate change globalists. Yet, the dialoguer in chief was not interested in dialoguing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] West Virginia AG Sues Disgraced Bishop, Diocese Over Sex Abuse Cover-Up

    03/20/2019 10:10:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 19, 2019 | Stephen Wynne
    [Catholic Caucus] West Virginia AG Sues Disgraced Bishop, Diocese Over Sex Abuse Cover-Up Suit alleges Bp. Michael Bransfield knowingly employed 'credibly accused pedophiles' CHARLESTON, W.Va. (ChurchMilitant.com) - In an unprecedented legal move, the state of West Virginia has filed suit against Catholic authorities over sex abuse cover-up. On Tuesday, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a civil action against the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its disgraced former bishop, Michael J. Bransfield, for allegedly "deceiving consumers and claiming their schools were safe when they were employing credibly accused pedophiles." Diocesan officials are accused of violating West Virginia consumer protection laws by marketing...
  • [Cathlic Ca Guest Op-Ed - Bishop Schneider: On the question of a heretical pope

    03/20/2019 6:57:45 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 20, 2019 | Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    [IMPORTANT] Guest Op-Ed - Bishop Schneider: On the question of a heretical pope Note: We urge everyone to share this important Op-Ed -- published first here at Rorate Caeli -- far and wide. And we urge you to keep reading beyond the "Read more" link as His Excellency lays out a plausible case for future binding canonical norms to address a "heretical or a manifestly heterodox pope": By Bishop Athanasius Schneider Special to Rorate Caeli March 20, 2019 On the question of a heretical pope The issue of how to handle a heretical pope, in concrete terms, has not yet been treated...
  • [Cath Cauc] Admirers mourn death of liberal Belgian cardinal who was a huge Pope Francis supporter

    03/19/2019 7:35:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Admirers mourn death of liberal Belgian cardinal who was a huge Pope Francis supporter MECHELEN, Belgium, March 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Cardinal Godfried Danneels was a controversial figure who presided over the dying Belgian church, but he had admirers to the end. Danneels died last Thursday, March 14. He was 85. Robert Mickens, editor-in-chief of LaCroix International, described the late cardinal as a hero to liberal Catholics. “ … Danneels was a source of encouragement for reform-minded Catholics and those who would describe themselves as theologically or culturally ‘progressive,’” he wrote. “He was ― for me, as well...
  • [Cath Cauc] China’s President Xi Jinping Unlikely to Meet Pope Francis During Rome Trip

    03/19/2019 5:13:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 19, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    China’s President Xi Jinping Unlikely to Meet Pope Francis During Rome Trip The leader of communist China arrives in Rome on Thursday, his first visit to Italy since the historic agreement last September between Beijing and the Holy See, but a papal audience is thought unlikely. The Pope and senior Vatican officials strongly want such a meeting with President Xi Jinping to go ahead, coming just six months after a controversial Sino-Vatican two-year provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops. The agreement also included the lifting of excommunications on seven illegitimate Chinese bishops. But Vatican sources say a papal audience is unlikely, primarily...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Six years in, Francis has shown himself to be the most troubling pope in history

    03/19/2019 3:07:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2019 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] Six years in, Francis has shown himself to be the most troubling pope in history March 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photomontage above tells quite a tale, on this, the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’s papal inauguration on March 19, 2013. As we know from the seldom dull annals of Church history, many popes have deserved, and received, abundant praise or bitter criticism from their contemporaries or from later ages. On the one hand, the papacy shines, like a jewel-studded crown, with dozens of saints who shouldered their...
  • [Cath Cauc] Former altar server: Pell, Australian lay Catholics being persecuted as ‘scapegoats’ ...

    03/19/2019 7:55:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 18, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Former altar server: Pell, Australian lay Catholics being persecuted as ‘scapegoats’ for clerical sexual abuse WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A former altar server at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, says Cardinal George Pell was convicted as a “scapegoat” for real criminals among the clergy. And Pell’s not the only scapegoat.   Asked by EWTN’s “The World Over” host Raymond Arroyo if Pell’s jury ignored Justice Peter Kidd’s instruction not to scapegoat Pell, John Macaulay said it had. “Was the Church on trial?” Arroyo asked. “Very much so, and not just the hierarchy,” Macaulay...
  • Vatican Bishop: Petrol Companies Had Trump Elected to Ignore Climate

    03/18/2019 4:03:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 51 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 19, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Vatican Bishop: Petrol Companies Had Trump Elected to Ignore Climate A part of the “rich of the earth” do not want to save the world, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told La Repubblica (March 15). Sanchez is the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and belongs to the Francis' party. He explains that there are “presidents of countries who were elected through election campaigns financed by the petrol companies so that they would be silent about the climate once they are elected." La Repubblica asks Sanchez, “You talk about Trump?” Sanchez implicitly affirms. Sanchez calls the governments’ lack of interest...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Oblivious Pope

    03/17/2019 5:49:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 14, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    [Catholic Caucus] The Oblivious Pope As my learned colleague Ed Faust has observed: “As tiresome as it has become to react to the vagaries of Pope Francis, it remains a necessity, for without a corrective some might believe what the Pope says is an accurate reflection of the Gospel and Church teaching. He is, after all, the Pope and the laity cannot be blamed for believing he is a faithful Catholic and credible teacher.”That Francis has consistently, not just occasionally, shown himself to be neither presents a situation quite unlike any other in the annals of the papacy.  Perhaps Francis,...