Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,682
59%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: heresy

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Francis Should Resign, What Then?

    02/16/2019 9:15:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 16, 2019 | William Kilpatrick
    If Francis Should Resign, What Then? Note: The pope’s appointment of controversial Cardinal Kevin Farrell as the new camerlengo – the man responsible for administering the Vatican in the event of the pope’s death or resignation – raises questions about the future of the Church once Francis is no longer pope. The following article discusses some of the possibilities. After providing evidence for the existence of widespread corruption in the hierarchy – corruption that, he claims, Pope Francis knew about and enabled – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò called on Pope Francis to resign:  “He must acknowledge his mistake and. ....
  • Bishop Removes Parish Priest for Causing ‘Division’ by Bringing Back Incense, Bells, Chant

    02/12/2019 4:37:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/8/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BAY CITY, Michigan, February 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Michigan bishop has removed a priest from his parish after he blamed the priest for causing "division" by extolling and implementing traditional Catholic liturgical practices. Bishop Walter Hurley, 81, the apostolic administrator of Saginaw, removed Father Edwin C. Dwyer on January 29 from Our Lady of Peace parish in Bay City, MI. After contemplating the precipitous drop in Mass attendance in his diocese, and the growing popularity of such traditional Catholic sacramentals as incense among the young, Dwyer announced in December that he would re-introduce such distinctively Catholic aspects to one...
  • U.S. Catholic officials welcome Catholic-Muslim document signed by pope

    02/12/2019 9:41:52 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    franciscan media ^ | 2/11/19 | Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — The declaration signed by Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar, during the pope’s trip to the United Arab Emirates “is a clarion call for robust dialogue that leads to peace,” said the Catholic chairman of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue and the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. “In our increasingly hostile world in which violence too often predominates between Christians and Muslims — violence that has led to tragic consequences for the most vulnerable humans — we welcome with great joy this historic joint statement on human...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishops applaud Cardinal Müller for ‘prophetic’ Manifesto of Faith

    02/11/2019 2:02:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 11, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Bishops applaud Cardinal Müller for ‘prophetic’ Manifesto of Faith February 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – At least three bishops so far are publicly supporting Cardinal Gerhard Müller after he issued a “Manifesto of Faith” on Friday in the hope of clearing up the growing doctrinal confusion in the Church. Bishops Joseph Strickland, Thomas Tobin, and Marian Eleganti all expressed their gratitude to Cardinal Müller, the former head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, for reaffirming the essential tenets of our Catholic Faith. “Thank God for Cardinal Müller's strength and fidelity to Christ and his Teaching,” says...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Newman on the Suspense of the Functions of the Magisterium

    02/11/2019 12:39:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | February 11, 2019 | Fr. Hunwicke
    Newman on the Suspense of the Functions of the Magisterium Cardinal Mueller's magnificent Manifesto is an interesting document. Happily, it is bound to arouse amusing comments from the Usual Suspects ... the Robert Mickenses; the Austen Ivereighs; all the Silly Gang. (I wonder what that theological heavyweight Cupich will make of it?) I write 'happily' because we can do with the laughs. I pastorally counsel readers to laugh, rather than getting depressed. You have a duty to refuse to let PF and his cronies make you depressed. If nothing else works for you, you could resort to Alcohol. This...
  • A Deadly Embrace of the Unembraceable

    02/10/2019 6:53:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 5, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    A Deadly Embrace of the Unembraceable Fatima Perspectives #1274 Pope Francis did not invent the epochal folly of “interreligious dialogue,” which requires the Catholic “dialogue partner” to pretend — forever — that God Incarnate did not found the Church he represents and endow it with a divine mission to “teach all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded …” (Matt. 28:19-20)No, the dissolvent nonsense that is “interreligious dialogue” emerged from the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate, which declares —...
  • "Francis and the Joint Declaration on Human Fraternity: A Public Repudiation of the Catholic Faith"

    02/10/2019 9:45:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 107 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 10, 2019 | Dr. John Lamont
    Guest Article: "Francis and the Joint Declaration on Human Fraternity: A Public Repudiation of the Catholic Faith" Dr. John Lamont On February 4th 2019, Pope Francis and Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, signed a 'Document on Human Fraternity'. The document and its signing were public acts. It contains the following passage: 'Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine...
  • Pope seems to ‘overturn’ Gospel in statement with Grand Imam: Church historian

    02/06/2019 4:10:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 83 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | February 6, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Pope seems to ‘overturn’ Gospel in statement with Grand Imam: Church historian ROME, February 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’s statement in Abu Dhabi on religious pluralism being “willed by God” — and his call to Christians and Muslims to enter the “ark of fraternity” — seem not only to “overturn the doctrine of the Gospel” but also to align with the ideas of Freemasonry, a respected Italian historian has said. In comments to LifeSite (see full text below), Professor Roberto de Mattei, Founder and President of the Rome-based Lepanto Foundation, also said the Pope’s recent statements appear to...
  • We Need Discalced Jesuits

    02/05/2019 2:27:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 5, 2019 | Shane Ball
    We Need Discalced Jesuits One of the treasures of the Catholic Church is its religious orders, with their various rules and charisms directed toward addressing particular needs in the Church at the time of their founding. Human nature being what it is, though, a common phenomenon is that over time, orders fall into laxity and lose the original vigor of their founders. It has been a blessing for the Church that when orders grow tepid in their founding mission, reform movements rise up that seek to restore the zeal and vibrancy of their origins. Such was the case, for example,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When rumors come true, integrity be damned

    01/31/2019 9:13:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | January 30, 2019 | Louie Verrecchio
    When rumors come true, integrity be damned In a recent interview with the Tablet, Cardinal Kevin Farrell gloated over the fact that his boss’ love letter to Satan, otherwise known as Amoris Laetitia, has been “overwhelmingly well received” throughout the Catholic world.And why shouldn’t he gloat? The Apostolic Exhortation (so-called), which is among the most blasphemous and openly heretical texts ever issued bearing a papal seal, is no longer being publicly contested. In fact, it never really was; at least not in the manner that it should have been.It wasn’t all that long ago when it was simply rumored that the punchline...
  • Pope Francis slams Catholic media for ‘cruelty, exaggerated self-praise, the denouncing of heresy’

    01/30/2019 11:46:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 29, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Pope Francis slams Catholic media for ‘cruelty, exaggerated self-praise, the denouncing of heresy’ January 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic media that identify and condemn statements and actions not in line with Catholic doctrine are opposing the “centrality of compassion” and hampering evangelization in substance, Pope Francis told the bishops of Central America during his meeting with them at World Youth Days in Panama. His words triggered an editorial piece by Andrea Tornielli on VaticanNews in which the new editorial director of the Dicastery for Communication doubled down on Francis’ attacks, comparing his words to a “photograph of a reality...
  • [Cathlic Caucus] Austrian bishop offers ‘remarried’ adulterous couples blessing, communion

    01/29/2019 10:12:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 28, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    Austrian bishop offers ‘remarried’ adulterous couples blessing, communion January 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Austrian Diocese of Innsbruck under the leadership of Bishop Hermann Glettler announced on January 25 that it will host a set of seminars for divorced and “remarried” couples, at the end of which the couples will be allowed to receive Holy Communion and a “celebration of reconciliation and of blessing.”  At each of these seminars – which are said to be inspired by Amoris Laetitia – there will be a divorced and “remarried” couple present as a guide. One of these couples has publicly stated...
  • Cardinal Farrell says Amoris Laetitia is being welcomed by Catholics and opposition is “ideological”

    01/25/2019 3:56:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Cardinal Farrell says Amoris Laetitia is being welcomed by Catholics and opposition is “ideological” Cardinal Kevin Farrell says Pope Francis’ family life teaching is being well received by Catholics across the world and is only opposed by those who want to go back to a Church that “never existed”. The cardinal, who is Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life says that Amoris Laetitia does not need to be “corrected”. It is, he stresses, very clearly rooted in the gospel and sets out how to accompany married couples and families.  L’attualità va raccontata. Aiutaci a farlo sempre meglio...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Rise and Fall of the Humble Pope

    01/16/2019 4:17:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 15, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    The Rise and Fall of the Humble Pope The current pontificate began with a fanfare of praise from the mass media, which were happy to promote the Vatican Press office’s narrative of the “humble Pope”: Look! He paid his own hotel bill!  Look! He took the bus with all the other cardinals! Look! He refuses to live in a “palace” or wear red shoes like those other Popes! Look! He rides around in a Ford Focus, not a fancy car!After all, this was the same Pope who said “Who am I to judge?” respecting the flagrant homosexual he had made...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is Pope Francis not just a Heretic, but a Apostate?

    01/15/2019 12:53:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | Januay 14, 2019 | Fred Martinez
    Is Pope Francis not just a Heretic, but a Apostate? Editor Rod Pead of the United Kingdom Christian Order magazine posed the question: Is Pope Francis not just a heretic, but a apostate? Pead in the January edition article "Faithless" goes over a laundry list of Francis's errors starting with Jorge Bergoglio's quotes against Jesus Christ's Great Commission "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations": "1 October 2016: 'There is a very grave sin against ecumenism: proselytism.' Twelve days later... 'Proselytism is strongest venom against path of ecumenism'... on 18 November 2016... 'I repeat, proselytism among Christians is a...
  • Priests call on Cdl. Marx to resign as German bishops’ head for ‘abusing’ spiritual office

    01/15/2019 6:10:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 14, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of German priests are calling upon Cardinal Reinhard Marx to resign as the head of the German bishops.  Communio veritatis, a group of priests from the Archdiocese of Paderborn, published a statement today accusing the prelate of “abusing your spiritual office by obviously considering the Church's Sacraments as your personal property which you sacrifice at your own whims on the altar of the Zeitgeist.” The first sentence of the statement, as published today on the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net, refers to a recent claim made by Marx, namely, that he does not like...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Cleansing Fire Is Coming for Catholics

    01/14/2019 5:47:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 12, 2019 | John Zmirak
    A Cleansing Fire Is Coming for Catholics The oldest living thing on earth is a vast stand of aspens, named Pando. Genetically one single plant that has extended its roots for 106 acres, it has existed for 80,000 years. But now it may be dying. Why? In part because we humans have been suppressing forest fires. But aspens need periodic cleansing fires to thrive.The Catholic Church considers Herself the heir to the oldest religion on earth — the monotheism revealed to Adam and Eve in Eden, then deepened with the covenants of Noah, Abraham, Moses and finally Christ.But the Church stands,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Influential Editorial declares Francis Pontificate a "failure": Hope for an end...

    01/13/2019 1:02:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 12, 2019 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    Influential Editorial declares Francis Pontificate a "failure": Hope for an end to Hyper-Papalism The very recent publication of the editorial by R.R. Reno, the editor of First Things, declaring the pontificate of Pope Francis a “failure” ("A Failing Papacy", Feb. 2019 issue), is both newsworthy and more importantly the beginning, we hope, of an intellectual examination of the present papacy that will result in an honest assessment of the present papacy and, one further hopes, a call for an end to the hyper-papalism of the past years—perhaps even over a century--, and a theological reassessment, based on the Tradition...
  • The Majority Of Cardinals Consider Francis Pontificate A Failure

    01/12/2019 10:58:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 12, 2019 | Gloria TV
    “The Majority Of Cardinals Consider Francis Pontificate A Failure” The current Vatican regime will damage the Catholic Church, writes Russell Ronald Reno, editor of FirstThings.com (January 10). Reno describes Francis as lax, ruthless, cold, cunning and quick to denounce, “He governs with gestures, slogans, and sentiments.” Already before, Jorge Bergoglio wrecked institutions he was in charge of by sowing division, Reno adds. An example is the Jesuit province in Argentina. Reno thinks that Francis will "cut deals with the secular West" similar to his power-sharing agreement with the Chinese Communists, “Francis pontificate is turning Catholicism into a chaplaincy for the...
  • Icon of a Disastrous Papacy

    01/11/2019 7:47:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 10, 2010 | Chris Ferrara
    Icon of a Disastrous Papacy by Chris Ferrara Fatima Perspectives #1267 Behold the logo for the Pope’s upcoming useless trip to Morocco: the crescent moon symbolizing the religion invented by Muhammad almost completely encircles a distorted Cross. Given this Pope’s obsessive promotion of the mass migration of Muslim males into Western European capitals, including Rome itself, the image suggests that the body of Christian faithful the Cross is supposed to represent now have almost no avenue of escape from what Pope Pius XI, in saner times, called “the darkness of Islam” in a prayer traditional Roman Catholics still recite today...