From The Maturation Department – Rabbitgate And Rotagate?

From The Maturation Department - Rabbitgate And Rotagate? 1/25/15 http://restore-dc-catholicism.blogspot.com/2015/01/from-maturation-department-rabbitgate.html You might remember that at the close of last October's sin-nod that Pope Francis gave an address. In it he said we had a year to become "mature" [i.e.] to be brainwashed into swallowing the undermining of Tradition regarding marriage and family. Almost immediately the "maturation efforts" began in earnest and the bile continues to Read more [...]

Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

[Another "Santo subito"?] Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2015 / http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/beatification-cause-opened-for-founder-of-focolare-movement-52945/ (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of the Focolare movement, Chiara Lubich. The ceremony will take place on January Read more [...]

A Portrait of a “Ruthless”, “Bloodthirsty” and “Greedy” Crusader King

A Portrait of a "Ruthless", "Bloodthirsty" and "Greedy" Crusader King Written by Michael Matt | Editor 1/24/15 Louis Capet was born on April 25, 1214 at Poissy, France. He died fighting in the second of the two crusades he called, the Seventh Crusade. The year was 1270. He was canonized a saint in 1297 by Boniface VIII. After the Sixth Crusade, he brought Our Lord’s crown of thorns back from the Holy Land. That relic is today preserved in Sainte Chappelle in Paris. Sainte Chappelle Read more [...]

Can I Get an Amen up in Here?

Can I Get an Amen up in Here? Written by Michael Matt | Editor 1/25/15 http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/1462-can-i-get-an-amen-up-in-here Poor kid! He obviously means so well. He's just been given ZERO formation in the Catholic priesthood. The pre-Vatican II Church would have transformed him into a great and holy priest. Who knows what will happen to him now! God bless you, Father--it's not your fault. Fr. Joshua Johnson is a newly-ordained Read more [...]

Social Engineering: When Kids Become Guinea Pigs

Social Engineering: When Kids Become Guinea Pigs TheRemnantvideo Published on Jan 24, 2015 Doesn't every kid deserve a dad? Doesn't every kid deserve a mom? What sort of bizarre society legalizes scientifically untested social and psychological experimentation on its own children? Answer: Ours! Welcome to the brave new world! Read more [...]

Theology of the Body for Toddlers

[JP2-style sex ed for rug rats] Theology of the Body for Toddlers by Sarah Reinhard 01/24/2015 National Catholic Register Leave it to the Daughter of St. Paul…when I first heard about their “TOB for Tots” books, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. I mean, REALLY? Can this be possible? As it turns out, yes. I’ve read John Paul II’s Theology of the Body twice. I’ve studied commentaries on it and I’ve resolved that someday, in a different season of my life, I shall Read more [...]

Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian, has died

[The best I can say: May God have mercy on his soul] Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian, has died by NCR Staff | Jan. 25, 2015 http://ncronline.org/news/people/fr-richard-mcbrien-theologian-has-died Fr. Richard McBrien, who as a scholar brought distinction to a university theology department and who as an author and often-interviewed popular expert explained the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. He was 78. McBrien had been seriously ill for several Read more [...]

Hilary White: Conservatives Take Aim at Pope Francis’ Politics

A tale of two critiques: US conservatives begin criticizing Pope Francis on politics, while Italians focus on matters of faith https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/a-tale-of-two-critiques-us-conservatives-begin-criticizing-pope-francis-on Hilary White The two months between the closing of the Synod of Bishops on the family in Rome at the end of October and the New Year has seen a surprising shift in the approach of many US Catholic commentators on the pontificate of Pope Francis. Read more [...]

At controversial prayer rally, Jindal calls for spiritual revival

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] At controversial prayer rally, Jindal calls for spiritual revival By Rosalind S. Helderman January 24, 2015 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/01/24/at-controversial-prayer-rally-jindal-calls-for-spiritual-revival/ Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves with a Bible in his hand, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. Gov. Jindal continued to court Christian conservatives for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance Read more [...]

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga: Pope wants to take “Church renovation” to “irreversible” point

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga: Pope wants to take "Church renovation" to "irreversible" point: Previous reforms were "insufficient, superficial", Church reform to be "deep and total". Posted by Augustinus at 1/25/2015 http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/cardinal-rodriguez-maradiaga-pope-wants.html#more On January 20, 2015, Cardinal Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez, the Coordinator of Pope Francis' Council of Cardinal Advisors gave a talk at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 26

Martyrology-January 26th Roman Martyrology-January 26th-on this date in various years- St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna and martyr, who gained the crown of martyrdom on the 23rd of February. At Hippo in Africa, the holy bishop Theogenes and thirty-six others, who, despising temporal death, obtained the crown of eternal life in the persecution of Valerian. At Bethlehem of Judea, the death of St. Paula, widow, mother of St. Eustochium, a virgin of Christ, who abandoned her worldly prospects, Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 25

Martyrology-January 25th Roman Martyrology-January 25th-on this date in various years- The conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, which occurred in the second year after the Ascension of our Lord. At Damascus, the birthday of St. Ananias, who was a disciple of our Lord, and baptized the apostle Paul. After he had preached the Gospel at Damascus, Eleutheropolis, and elsewhere, he was scourged under the judge Licinius, had his flesh torn, and lastly being overwhelmed with stones, ended his martyrdom. Read more [...]

Pope Francis, Dostoyevsky and the tears of a child

Pope Francis, Dostoyevsky and the tears of a child Jason Berry January 24, 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/150124/pope-francis-dostoyevsky-and-the-tears-child Pope Francis embraces two children, 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar and 14-year-old Jun Chura, during his visit to the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on January 18, 2015. Analysis: Francis' improvisational style empowers him to speak beautifully about humanity's moral problems. It Read more [...]

Mundabor re. Louie V. re. Jorge’s “Maternity” Statement

[ Note: To see Louie Verrecchio's video, you can find the link on Mundabor's site, below ] https://mundabor.wordpress.com/ Louie Verrecchio has a very interesting post about “Rabbitgate” and whilst the subsequent statements of the Pope do have to be considered a backpedaling on the aeroplane statements themselves, the matter of the sincerity of the man is another pair of (presumably, black) shoes altogether. I suggest you watch all the video, which is well worth your time. I am Italian Read more [...]

China Will Continue to Ordain Bishops Without Pope’s Approval

China Will Continue to Ordain Bishops Without Pope’s Approval Posted By Brian Kelly On January 23, 2015 http://catholicism.org/china-will-continue-to-ordain-bishops-without-popes-approval.html UCANews: China will continue its practice of electing and ordaining bishops independent of the Holy See, according to a 2015 working plan by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA). The plan, which appeared on the SARA website on January 15, was the product of a national meeting of Read more [...]

Candlemas Novena January 24th- February 1st

Novena for Candlemas January 24th-February 1st O Blessed Mother of God, who went up to the Temple according to the law with thine offering of little white doves, pray for me that I too may keep the law and be pure in heart like thee. Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation. Five Our Father's, Five Hail Mary's and Five Glory Be's Read more [...]

Faithful Catholic Media, Now Is No Time To Go Wobbly

Faithful Catholic Media, Now Is No Time To Go Wobbly By Frank Walker 1/23/15 http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_194635.php D.C. McAllister takes her colleague Rachel Lu to task for the defeatist advice she gives Catholics who refuse to be blown back by the Pope Francis ‘event’ ( http://thefederalist.com/2015/01/23/pope-francis-is-fair-game-for-criticism-from-left-or-right/ ). Lu thinks that it would divide the Catholic conservative base to openly note that Francis talks like a practiced Read more [...]

Pope Francis reminds Roman Rota that sacraments are free—and annulments should be, too

Pope Francis reminds Roman Rota that sacraments are free—and annulments should be, too January 23, 2015 by Deacon Greg Kandra http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2015/01/pope-francis-reminds-roman-rota-that-sacraments-are-free-and-annulments-should-be-too/ From Vatican Radio: Pope Francis received the judges and advocates of the Roman Rota on Friday, to inaugurate the tribunal’s 2015 judicial term. The Roman Rota is the highest ordinary appellate court in the Church’s Read more [...]

AmericaMag on Theology’s New Turn(s): Post-Colonial, Feminist, Queer, Eco

[Hat-tip to PewSitter] AmericaMag on Theology’s New Turn(s): Post-Colonial, Feminist, Queer, Eco February 2, 2015 Issue Thomas P. Rausch http://americamagazine.org/issue/theologys-new-turn A survey of contemporary movements The words had a vaguely alien sound: postcolonial, mujerista, queer, eco-theological. But as I sat on our theology department’s hiring committee and read applicants’ dossiers, it was clear that the thinking behind these labels is shaping the work of many Read more [...]

Notre Dame creates endowed professorship in Islamic studies

[But not the last?] Notre Dame creates endowed professorship in Islamic studies By Associated Press January 23, 2015 SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame plans to create its first endowed professorship in Islamic studies. The position is being established with a $3 million gift from alumna Susan Scribner Mirza of Greenwich, Connecticut. It also will be the first endowed chair in Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, the first new school or college at the university Read more [...]

A VERY Tough “Take” on Bergoglio as a “Father” of Catholics

[ I am posting this only insofar as it reflects a number of reactions I've read on Trad websites in recent days. I do not mean to indicate my COMPLETE agreement with the writer's assessment, but there is certainly some truth in it. For what little it is worth, I've seen Bergoglio since the beginning as a classic So. American liberal with little or no control over his logorrhea in the most unfortunate circumstances. In short, he's a gold mine for hacks, heretics, atheists, secularists, etc. /gpmtrad Read more [...]

Historians Organize Petition to Inter Richard III with Catholic Rites

[The petition is closed] Historians Organize Petition to Inter Richard III with Catholic Rites Tancred 1/23/15 http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2015/01/historians-organize-petition-to-inter.html Edit: Why not the Sarum Rite? We were one of the first, if not the first, to suggest that a Catholic Bishop say the Sarum Rite to reinter Richard III. Archbishop Conti is familiar with the Sarum Rite. Petition is organised by historians whose efforts led to the discovery of the Read more [...]

Kasperite Indoctrination for the Archdiocese of Chicago?

Kasperite Indoctrination for the Archdiocese of Chicago? Cupich on the 2014 Synod: "the media reported what actually took place" Posted by Augustinus at 1/23/2015 http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/kasperite-indoctrination-for.html#more Yesterday, Commonweal published a long interview (A Listening Church) with Archbishop Blaise Cupich, without doubt Pope Francis' most important appointment (so far) to the United States' episcopate. After reading this, there is only one thing we can Read more [...]

How To Be A Gay Jesuit And Get Away With It

How To Be A Gay Jesuit [And Get Away With It] By Rod Dreher • January 22, 2015 http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/how-to-be-a-gay-jesuit/ Hey, is that Father Chris holding up the flag? The following is from an internal document recently distributed by the US Jesuits to all members of the religious order. According to the prefatory comments, every year the Jesuits ask their members to consider a case study in how to handle a matter involving sex and sexuality. Below, directly Read more [...]

Belgian bishop nominated for gay award

Belgian bishop nominated for gay award AFP 2015-01-19 Brussels - A Belgian bishop has distanced himself from an award given by a gay rights group after he called on the Catholic Church to "respect" divorced people and homosexuals. Bishop Johan Bonny of the city of Antwerp said he wished to "preserve his independence" and did not need to be honoured for a stance he considered part of his "mission and responsibility", Belgian news agency Belga reported Sunday. Flemish gay rights umbrella Read more [...]

Davos may be misguided but Oxfam is misleading

Davos may be misguided but Oxfam is misleading 23 January 2015 by Philip Booth http://www.thetablet.co.uk/blogs/1/548/davos-may-be-misguided-but-oxfam-is-misleading In recent months the global elite, including the Catholic head of the Bank of England Mark Carney, have joined Pope Francis in expressing concern about inequality. The issue will be discussed at Davos again this week, though it is doubtful that any useful action will ensue. Within this debate on inequality, statistical gymnastics Read more [...]

Jesuit university caves to LGBT activists angry about marriage conference

[The conference was sponsored by a conservative Protestant group] Jesuit university caves to LGBT activists angry about marriage conference by Nathan Rubbelke (student at Saint Louis University) on January 23, 2015 http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20950/ As penance, administration will fund ‘diversity and inclusion’ program ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Jesuit university is siding with LGBT activists against Christians who believe marriage is the union of one man and woman. An official Read more [...]

Well at least the man is kind, right?

Well at least the man is kind, right? Louie Verrecchio 22. January, 2015 http://www.harvestingthefruit.com/reprimand/ I used to imagine that Jorge Bergoglio, even though he’s proven himself to be a terrible pope, would probably make for a pretty decent neighbor. Man… what was I thinking? The story he told during his in-flight press conference on Sunday about the pregnant woman he reprimanded tells me that the image of this man as kindly and warm is as much illusion as reality. Read more [...]

Cardinal O’Malley Milks Pro-Lifers for Democrat Votes

[An example of the USCCCP as the Democratic Party at prayer] Cardinal O'Malley Milks Pro-Lifers for Democrat Votes By Frank Walker 1/22/15 http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_194522.php Here’s an idea. Let’s take the exclusively conservative movement against the uninterrupted slaughter of unborn children and plaster all kinds of leftist slogans to it. Then we can invite Catholic prelates to come advocate for bigger federal programs while they pretend to care about abortion. After Read more [...]

Vatican Museums experts discover fake mummies in collection

Vatican Museums experts discover fake mummies in collection Catholic World News - January 22, 2015 Researchers at the Vatican Museums have discovered that two mummies in the Vatican collection are fakes. Alessia Amenta, the curator of the museum’s collection of Egyptian antiquities, told the Daily Telegraph that a thorough study of the two mummies provided “importance managed to regularly fool collectors and sometimes scholars.” Since 2007, experts have been studying the Vatican Read more [...]

Vatican newspaper: time between the 2 synods is one of ‘reception, deepening’

[It used to be said of the two Communist newspapers in the former Soviet Union that there was no truth in Pravda nor news in Izvestiya. What could be said of the Vatican's Osservatore Romano?] Vatican newspaper: time between the 2 synods is one of ‘reception, deepening’ Catholic World News - January 23, 2015 The year between the extraordinary and ordinary synods of bishops on the family is a time of “reception” and “deepening,” according to a front-page article that appeared Read more [...]

Francis Flogs the Curia. But What a Gap Between Words and Deeds

Francis Flogs the Curia. But What a Gap Between Words and Deeds The summit on the reform of the Church’s central government is approaching. But in the meantime, the pope is moving forward on his own. In some cases, driving out the good and rewarding the bad by Sandro Magister http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350972?eng=y ROME, January 23, 2015 – One year ago Pope Francis gathered the cardinals for two days behind closed doors, to tackle questions on the family. And they Read more [...]

Germany: Catholic priest banned from preaching after speaking at anti-Islamization protest

Germany: Catholic priest banned from preaching after speaking at anti-Islamization protest January 22, 2015 By Robert Spencer http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/01/germany-catholic-priest-banned-from-preaching-after-speaking-at-anti-islamization-protest It’s the same all over the world: “Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 24

Martyrology-January 24th Roman Martyrology-January 24th-on this date in various years- At Ephesus, St. Timothy, disciple of the apostle St. Paul, who ordained him bishop of that city. After many labours for Christ, he was stoned for rebuking those who offered sacrifices to Diana, and shortly after went peacefully to his rest in the Lord. At Antioch, in the persecution of Decius, Bishop St. Babylas, who frequently glorified God by his sufferings and torments, ended his life in chains, with Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 23

Martyrology-January 23rd Roman Martyrology-January 23rd-on this date in various years- St. Raymond of Pennafort, of the Order of Preachers, whose birthday is the sixth of this month. At Rome, the holy virgin and martyr, St. Emerentiána. Being yet a catechumen, she was stoned to death by the heathens while praying at the tomb of St. Agnes, her foster sister. At Philippi in Macedonia, St. Parmenas, one of the first seven deacons, who by the grace of God faithfully discharged the office Read more [...]

The Massacre: Another conservative bishop “resigned”… now in France

The Massacre: Another conservative bishop "resigned"... now in France Posted by New Catholic at 1/23/2015 http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-massacre-another-conservative.html#more It's unstoppable - for the umpteenth time in this Pontificate, a bishop who is related to a conservative community, who is considered conservative, who has conservative positions, who is under the "protest" of a sizable portion of his liberal priests and/or colleagues...is removed OR (as in this case) Read more [...]

Cardinal Marx speaks on Pope Francis’ leadership, Synod debate on marriage

Cardinal Marx speaks on Pope Francis' leadership, Synod debate on marriage Catholic World News - January 22, 2015 “This whole pontificate has opened new paths,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich told an American Jesuit publication. Cardinal Marx, a member of the Council of Cardinals, spoke at length about the leadership of Pope Francis in an interview with America magazine. “The Gospel is not new, but Francis is expressing it in a new way and is inspiring a lot of people, all over Read more [...]

Cardinal calls for passage of pro-life bill but House Republicans drop the ball

From Catholic World News for Jaanuary 22, 2015: Cardinal calls for passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [but ...] Citing the Kermit Gosnell case, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, called upon Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The measure would outlaw most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “We hold that every child, at every moment of existence, Read more [...]

St John Bosco Novena Jan 22-30

Novena to Saint John Bosco January 22nd-January 30th Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young, in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco, for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly… (add your personal intentions here) May thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering, Read more [...]

Calling A Spade A Spade!

One of the main problems in the Church these days is IMO the failure to call a spade a spade, from the Holy Father on down. This came to mind as I was listening to the interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider by Fr. Pacwa at the link: www.onepeterfive.com/was-the-eucharist-desecrated-at-a-papal-mass-in-the-philippines/ Now, at the outset allow me to say that I have a great deal of respect for Bishop Schneider and, particularly, his defense of the Eucharist and the manner of receiving the Eucharist Read more [...]

Required perversion on the way?

Required perversion on the way? January 21, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/required-perversion-on-the-way/ I think I’ve said in some past posts that eventually the extremity of rhetoric and practice from the radical left and its currently favorite wing, those drawn towards sins of sodomy, would eventually result in heavy pressure on everyone, including those not disposed to this most highly disordered lifestyle, to cave into their advances. Read more [...]

Why did the Church respond less effectively to liberalism than She did to islam?

Why did the Church respond less effectively to liberalism than She did to islam? January 21, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/why-did-the-church-respond-less-effectively-to-liberalism-than-she-did-to-islam/ Reader and friend MFG sent me the following provocative question earlier, and we had an e-mail exchange discussing my thoughts on the subject. It’s mostly a lot of scattershooting, but at the same time I thought might raise some points for Read more [...]

The Madonna of the rabbits

The Madonna of the rabbits January 21, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/the-madonna-of-the-rabbits/ Our Lady goes by many monikers. She is, variably, Our Lady of the Cenacle, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of the Snows, Our Lady of Quito, and many, many more. The glorious, ahem, 21st century has gifted her with a new one: Our Lady of the Rabbits? Take this Child from me, I’m hunting wabbits! This was just too much fun. Thanks Read more [...]

Examining the revolution in the Church in two novels

Examining the revolution in the Church in two novels January 21, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/examining-the-revolution-in-the-church-in-two-novels/ My wife sent me another link today, to a post at First Things ( http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/01/catholicism-before-and-after-1963 ) on a subject in which I have an intense interest. That subject is diagnosing how the Faith managed to collapse to depths unseen in over a millennium Read more [...]

The Pope and His Airplane Interviews

The Pope and His Airplane Interviews: In an age of spin, Pope Francis embraces spontaneity Fr Dwight Longenecker 1/22/15 http://www.aleteia.org/en/religion/article/the-pope-and-his-airplane-interviews-5838231916511232 Catholics the world over are getting used to Pope Francis’ informal conversations with journalists on board the papal plane on his journey home. The conversations have become a tradition. They invariably raise a few hackles, prompt a few misunderstandings and stir up a few Read more [...]

The sister running two parishes

The sister running two parishes 15 January 2015 by Sr Yvonne Pilarski http://www.thetablet.co.uk/blogs/1/545/the-sister-running-two-parishes Just over three months ago I was appointed Pastoral Administrator of Christ the King, Milton Keynes, and St Bede’s, Newport Pagnell. As this is a new role I was not quite sure what it would entail, but I have come to love this challenging work. The people have welcomed me with open arms, even if at the beginning they found it hard not to have Read more [...]

Former Georgetown Instructor Laments ‘Catholic Façade’ of University

Former Georgetown Instructor Laments ‘Catholic Façade’ of University January 21, 2015 | By Kimberly Scharfenberger | Georgetown University’s Catholic identity has suffered considerably in recent years due to widespread concessions to more secular standards, argued former Georgetown English instructor Mark Judge in a recent piece on The New Criterion. The University, Judge contended, resembles a ‘Potemkin village,’ designed to outwardly present a Catholic façade, while the Read more [...]

A revealing book recommendation from the Pope

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] A revealing book recommendation from the Pope By Phil Lawler | Jan 20, 2015 http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/the-city-gates.cfm?id=963 Twice now, Pope Francis has recommended Robert Hugh Benson's apocalyptic novel, Lord of the World. It’s interesting that an English novel—written more than a century ago, and no longer easy to find—would figure prominently in the public remarks of a Pontiff who is not fluent in English. This bears investigation, Read more [...]

Catholic leaders to House abortion foes: Immigration reform is also ‘pro-life’

[The return of the late Cardinal Bernardin's "Seamless Garment"] Catholic leaders to House abortion foes: Immigration reform is also ‘pro-life’ David Gibson | January 21, 2015 | Religious News Service (RNS) More than 100 Roman Catholic leaders are using this week’s annual march against legal abortion to press anti-abortion House members to pass immigration reform, saying they should see it as another “pro-life” issue. “As brothers and sisters in faith, we urge these Read more [...]

On Popes, Dogs, Bunny Rabbits and Canaries

[Apparently Pope Francis didn't mean what he said about bunny rabbits breeding like Catholics] On Popes, Dogs, Bunny Rabbits [and Canaries] Written by William Bernardi 1/21/15 http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/1448-on-popes-dogs-and-bunny-rabbits Sorry, Fido, but it turns out Pope Francis didn't actually say all dogs go to heaven. I suppose though this is old news by now. Yet with so much misreporting on Pope Francis, you begin to wonder how much Read more [...]

Candlemas Novena January 24th- February 1st

Novena for Candlemas January 24th-February 1st O Blessed Mother of God, who went up to the Temple according to the law with thine offering of little white doves, pray for me that I too may keep the law and be pure in heart like thee. Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation. Five Our Father's, Five Hail Mary's and Five Glory Be's Read more [...]

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Through his powerful intercession may our intentions be brought to the throne of God. St. Francis, pray for us, and for the Church. CANTICLE OF BROTHER SUN AND SISTER MOON Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings. To You alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name. Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Read more [...]

Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary Sept 28 – Oct 6

(This novena is so incredibly important, especially in light of the current persecution of the Christian world! The traditional feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary and her victory at Lepanto occurs on October 7th.) Begin with the prayer below for each day. Then continue with the Fatima Novena prayers. The Fatima Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary O Immaculate Heart of Mary, my Mother, I come to thee this day as a little child in prayer. I beg to make this offering of my heart as Read more [...]

Novena to Our Guardian Angel Sept 23 – Oct 1

Novena to Our Guardian Angel Sept 23th – October 1st [Say the novena for nine consecutive days.] O holy angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, has charged with the care of my conduct, and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions, who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors, I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee, O most amiable protector, to continue thy charitable Read more [...]

St. Bonaventure — On the One and Triune God: in print this fall

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo Feast of the Holy Name of the BVM, Sept 12, 2014 This is just to let you know that, this fall, The Franciscan Archive is publishing in English the First Tome of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio's Opera Omnia, which includes the first part of the Saint's great summa of theology, written about 1252 A.D., that is 12 years before the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. This first volume is all about the Most Holy Trinity, and explains at the university level, the Catholic Dogma Read more [...]

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 6 – 14

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena Sept 6-14 MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded Read more [...]

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Sept 5-13 O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, and grant the petition we ask for …( mention here) Fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us Read more [...]

The New Blacklist

[Unfortunately the velvet mafia is alive and well not only in the political world and in the private sector, but in the Vatican II church also.] The New Blacklist Monday - April 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm http://buchanan.org/blog/new-blacklist-6346 By Patrick J. Buchanan “There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked.” Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” was talking about the gay activists and their comrades who drove Brendan Eich out as CEO Read more [...]

Rest in peace, good and faithful servant!

[Requiescat in pace] http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/04/rest-in-peace-good-and-faithful-servant.html Rest in peace, good and faithful servant! We are saddened to hear the news that Fr. Vladimir Kozina died yesterday. Fr. Kozina -- who wrote the book "Communism as I know it" and whose parents were assassinated by the communists -- kept the Traditional Latin Mass alive in Oakland at St. Margaret Mary Church. The following is some biographical information and quotes from this Read more [...]

The Pope’s Public Confession

[This guy is no follower of Jesus Christ, or of the teachings of His Catholic Church! "By their fruits you shall know them" May his time on the Chair of Peter be brief!] Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Another Papal Scolding Written by Christopher A. Ferrara http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/481-another-papal-scolding The Pope's Public Confession “… they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen…" —Pope Read more [...]

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church March 13, 2014 http://www.necn.com/03/13/14/Mass-AG-backing-gay-couple-in-lawsuit-ag/landing.html?blockID=863827&feedID=11106 BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Martha Coakley is arguing that Massachusetts' anti-discrimination law should apply in the case of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would Read more [...]

Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade

(Way to go C.J Doyle! Marty Walsh is another Irish "catholic" politician here in Massachusetts that is pro-sodomite and pro-abortion. And Boston College educated as well. Gotta love that Jesuit education!) Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/02/27/catholic-action-league-condemns-mayor-martin-walsh-for-stance-gays-patrick-day-parade/Z7aZqrh9jklOYA5K0jG5lN/story.html By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 28, 2014 The Read more [...]

Francis: “Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners”

Francis: "Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners" http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/ Consistory, Feb. 22, 2014 My brother Cardinals, Jesus did not come to teach us good manners, how to behave well at the table! To do that, he would not have had to come down from heaven and die on the Cross. Christ came to save us, to show us the way, the only way out of the quicksand of sin, and this way of holiness is mercy, that mercy which he has shown, and daily continues to show, to us. Read more [...]

The 2014 Lenten Recipe Thread

Okay folks, here it is: that thread you all wait for each year with fish-baited breath- It’s the 2014 edition of the Angelqueen Lenten food forum! Now I know we are all good Catholics when every Friday rolls around and we remember why that little fishie appears in each block that’s an abstinence day. (Although, I did shock my personal friends a couple years back when I told them I was giving up fish for Lent. I had to reassure them that I was simply going vegetarian on those days. But that’s Read more [...]

St John Bosco Novena Jan 22-30

Novena to Saint John Bosco January 22nd-January 30th Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young, in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco, for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly… (add your personal intentions here) May thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering, obtain from Read more [...]

Fight, Children of Light, You, the Few Who Can See

This article by Jean Vaquié was published originally in the counter-revolutionary journal Lecture et Tradition1 in 1990 and then in issue 156 of Action Familiale et Scolaire (AFS). It was subsequently issued as a supplement to AFS No. 225, February 2013. It was published in English in Apropos No. 21, Lent 2003. Hat Tip: The Eye Witness Full Article: Apropos - The Preliminary Battle EXCERPTS We may consider it [this article] as a charter for the current counter-revolutionary struggle. Read more [...]

The Malachi Martin files have been added

You can find the link on the right sidebar some ways down the page.

LINK

It was a bit of work to reformat all of it and there still may be a few kinks via the transition. All of the documents should be downloadable in PDF format for archive and/or distribution.

I’ve been meaning to add these for some time, but had been putting it off until a very good priest and great friend of the forum pushed me along.

“The Fiscal Cliff” vs. “The Fiscal Gap” — How much trouble is the US really in?

CBC's "The Current" played an interview today with Laurence Kotlikoff, an economist at Boston University who ran for President in the past 2012 election with Americans Elect (but who canceled the campaign in the spring). He explains the real extent of the American deficit and debt and the drastic measures needed to keep the US from dropping into insolvency and suffering the same fate as Greece. Listen to the interview starting at 03:00 at the following address: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/12/07/laurence-kotlikoff-is-the-united-states-broke/ Another Read more [...]

Recent upgrades/mods to AQ

Some of the most recent upgrades to AQ. - Anyone with a status of "contributor" or above can post pictures in comments using HTML image tags. - Allowed many other HTML tags to be used by contributors and above. - Commenters can edit their comments up to 30 minutes after posting. - Moderators have ability to ban users by username. - External links in posts and comments will boot to a new window. - Added Facebook “like” button on the main index page. - Added the AQ favicon to address bar. - Read more [...]

AQ Editorial: The “Lefebvrite” Lexicon (or “Lefebvricon”)

By John Grasmeier Angelqueen.org June, 2012 Note: The following article first appeared in October of 2006. It's been edited to apply to the current situation. As a result of all of the media attention being paid to the current situation between the SSPX and Rome, there has been a great deal of renewed focus on the priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). Journalists and bloggers covering the topic have had to quickly become informed on a subject which many or most had previously known Read more [...]

AQ Editorial: Nothingness – Rebellion and the SSPX “split” fantasy

Att: Rebels. We won't become angry with you, debate you, coddle you or criticize you. We won't respond, react or even flinch. We won't attempt to talk you into something, or talk you out of anything. You see, any of the above would a tacit indication that your opinions, musings and philosophies etc. are important to Angelqueen.org, the SSPX and/or Holy Mother Church at large. God knows - as does anyone who's been here more than a day - we've done our share of rebelling on AQ. We've also Read more [...]

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AQ News Email Subscriptions

If you've had issues with email subscriptions, click "Subscribe via Email" at the top right and re-submit. After moving the site, the email subscription feed needed to be reworked. In the past at the former site, some of you had issues with getting email updates. Some of you, like myself, may have developed issues after moving to the new site. Hopefully, these issues have been resovled, but let me know if you run into any problems. Some of you may remember the old "Tradlist." This system Read more [...]

Catholic “Test of Fire” Campaign Ad going viral

Just read a News report that CNN is getting around 370,000 viewers. This video has over 1.5 million views at the time of this posting.

HEADS-UP: Come fall, AQ will be doing its part to flush this anti-Catholic, sociopathic, scumbag turd down the toilet – where he belongs.

I know evil when I see it and I have my daughter’s future to think of.

Upgrades and Updates to AQ

Some of the recent improvements. If you have any bug reports, feedback etc., post here. Upgraded the new site to a more robust (4g) linux setup. Email Subscription (subscribe by email link at top left) for "News" category. Gave editors (moderators Tim, Tom and ECS) more control over content and users. Installed a WYSIWYG for the comments box so commenters can customize text (bold, italic etc.) Installed a "preview" function for comments. Enabled a memberlist function for anyone with Read more [...]

Authors: I’ve discovered a FANTASTIC way to lose your posting privileges!

Not sure how anyone, especially here, ever got the bright idea that AQ, the SSPX and/or Holy Church are democracies. None ever were, at any point in time, ever. For those authors who haven't disabused themselves of this notion, I have first hand info that there are many others who would absolutely love to take your place as an author here. Hence, if you are feeling charitable and wish to give your author spot to another non-author AQ member, here are a few tips: - Write an article Read more [...]

IMPORTANT: The ability to create new threads has been closed to new members.

Here's what I wrote to one of our members who was inquiring about emial and IP addresses being available to the person who creates a post: This is interesting. I thought only I was seeing that info because I'm the admin. I've looked into the matter further. It turns out that wordpress gives everyone who is an "author" (the default status given when a new user joins) the ability to see that information. The idea is to give every author control over their thread and know who is posting to it. It Read more [...]

Still building and getting the bugs out.

Just a heads up in case anyone is wondering why things still get funky every now and then. Still getting the bugs out, adding stuff, taking stuff out etc. Looks like we're well on our way to a new home. Most of the members are telling me that they like they REALLY like the new digs once they get used to it. I didn't at first, but now I'm just loving nearly everything about this. Nevermind that it's made nearly ALL of our tech issue disappear, this paltform just looks, feels and acts like we took Read more [...]
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