AP: This just in from a nearby Workers’ Paradise….

AP: This just in from a nearby Workers’ Paradise….

Posted by gpmtrad on April 26, 2016

[I’m not sure exactly to what gpmtrad is referring, but I post three Cuba-related AP news items for that date and put my money on no. 3. – AQ moderator Tom]

1. Walt Disney Cruise Ship Rescues Fugitives off Coast of Cuba

A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat. He says all three were wanted for violating their supervised release on federal credit card fraud charges in New Orleans.

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Cardinal Ravasi tweets tribute to Prince

Cardinal Ravasi tweets tribute to Prince

[If that’s His Eminence’s idea of “culture”, I’ll prefer to remain un-cultured]

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[Prince – in one of his more decent-looking androgynous poses]

Catholic World News – April 22, 2016

The president of the Pontifical Council for Culture reacted to the death of the rock musician Price by quoting the lyrics of a famous Prince song on Twitter.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi quoted a few lines from “Sometimes It Snows in April,” closing with a line: “All good things they say, never last.” He had sent out a similar Twitter tribute after the death of David Bowie in January.

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Irish Fine Gael party treats pro-life voters with contempt – to Fianna Fáil party’s gain

Irish Fine Gael party treats pro-life voters with contempt – to Fianna Fáil party’s gain

David Quinn
22/04/2016
www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/david-quinn/fine-gael-treats-prolife-voters-with-contempt-to-fianna-fils-gain-34649626.html

Like the tragic, ill-fated Blanche Dubois in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, Enda Kenny and Fine Gael must now “depend on the kindness of strangers” if they are to have any hope of clinging to power for long.

The “strangers” in this case are, of course, the Independent TDs and Fianna Fáil. One of the Independents is Katherine Zappone, a left-wing TD representing Dublin South West. She has said she will support a Fine Gael-led minority government. One reason for this, she explains, is that she has been given a commitment that such a government will address the issue of the Eighth Amendment. That is to say, it will pave the way towards repealing, or perhaps amending, it.

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In future, Catholic hospitals may be only ones obeying the precept ‘do not kill’

In future, Catholic hospitals may be only ones obeying the precept ‘do not kill’

[Uncertain, because at least one US “Catholic” hospital has performed a “medically necessary” abortion – in this case authorized by its sister “VP for Mission” and resident ethicist – and also because several Canadian “Catholic” groups have advocated not opposing but “cooperating” (usually by referral) with that country’s proposed euthanasia program – such as the Federation of “Catholic” Physicians supporting “the” Proposal for such by the “Christian” Medical and Dental Society]

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What might save us from ‘victimhood’ culture

What might save us from ‘victimhood’ culture

By Mary Rezac

Denver, Colo., Apr 29, 2016 ( www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/what-might-save-us-from-victimhood-culture-80265 ).- “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

This quote from British author Evelyn Beatrice Hall (often misattributed to Voltaire) might sound rather foreign on many college campuses throughout the country today, who in many ways seem to prefer to be defended from the First Amendment rather than to defend it.

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Frankenpope-appointed Archbishop Bans Cardinal Müller From University Because New Book is, “Against the Pope”

Frankenpope-appointed Archbishop Bans Cardinal Müller From University Because New Book is, “Against the Pope”

“Persona [catholica] non grata”; loosely translated “No Catholic need apply”!

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Infovaticana
Trans: Tancred
4/28/16
eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2016/04/archbishop-bans-cardinal-muller-from.html

(Madrid) Pope’s confidant as a censor? Madrid Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra forbade Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the faith of the Catholic Church, to present his latest book “Informe sobre la esperanza” (State of Hope) at the Catholic University of San Dámaso present in Madrid. The reasoning? Because it was “a book against the pope.”

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LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl: Amoris Lamentia Is A “Consensus Exhortation”

LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl: Amoris Lamentia Is A “Consensus Exhortation”

POSTED BY RESTORE-DC-CATHOLICISM AT restore-dc-catholicism.blogspot.com/2016/04/cardinal-wuerl-amoris-lamentia-is.html
4/28/16

Yes, you read the title correctly. I will henceforth refer to “Amoris Laetitia” as “Amoris Lamentia”. There is much heresy and spiritual poison therein to cause massive lamentation: or at least it should cause lamentation and great horror on the part of faithful Catholics.

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Amoris Laetitia: A seminal moment is at hand

Amoris Laetitia: A seminal moment is at hand

Louie
April 28, 2016
akacatholic.com/amoris-laetitia-a-seminal-moment-is-at-hand/

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National Catholic Distorter is reporting that the dissident theologian Hans Küng has publicly confirmed receipt of a letter from Pope Francis responding to his request “to give room to a free, unprejudiced and open-ended discussion on the problem of infallibility.”

According to Küng, the pope gave him (and thus every other like-minded malcontent subversive in Catholic clothing) the green light to have at it.

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Petition to Cease Petitioning Churchmen

URGENT: The most important petition you’ll ever sign: Petition to Cease Petitioning Churchmen

Louie
April 26, 2016
akacatholic.com/urgent-the-most-important-petition-youll-ever-sign/

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With all of the controversy surrounding the heresy and blasphemy contained in Amoris Laetitia (some of it stemming from the lack of controversy in certain quarters), it occurs to me that it is high time for another petition.

This one, however, will be unlike any of the countless other petitions that faithful Catholics have been urged to sign over the past few years. In fact, it is my hope that this will be the last such petition you will ever be asked to sign.

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The Bishop Schneider Intervention, Distilled

The Bishop Schneider Intervention, Distilled

BY STEVE SKOJEC ON APRIL 28, 2016 @ www.onepeterfive.com/the-bishop-schneider-intervention-distilled/

When I received the text of Maike Hickson’s excellent essay on the need for a complete retraction of Amoris Laetitia, I was already well on my way toward finishing this post.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who is such a constant crusader for the integrity of the Catholic Faith, is already under fire after the publication of his analysis/intervention regarding Amoris Laetitia. Some are attacking him for making any public criticism of the pope; others, because they say he does not go nearly far enough.

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Pope’s exhortation is a ‘breach’ with Catholic Tradition: leading German philosopher

Pope’s exhortation is a ‘breach’ with Catholic Tradition: leading German philosopher

Claire Chretien

April 28, 2016 ( www.lifesitenews.com/news/popes-exhortation-is-a-breach-with-catholic-tradition-leading-german-philos ) – A prominent Catholic philosopher and close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said Thursday that Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia is a “breach” with Catholic tradition and directly contradicts the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio.

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MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 30

Martyrology-April 30th
Roman Martyrology-April 30th-on this date in various years-

St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, who on the previous day went to her heavenly Spouse.

At Saintes in France, blessed Eutropius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop and sent to France by St. Clement. After preaching for many years, he had his skull crushed for bearing testimony to Christ, and thus gained victory by his death.

At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Amator, a priest, Peter, a monk, and Louis.

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Two (and Only Two) Jesuit Priests’ Proposal to Challenge Planned Parenthood at Georgetown Was Rejected

Two (and Only Two) Jesuit Priests’ Proposal to Challenge Planned Parenthood at Georgetown Was Rejected

[University prez shed crocodile tears and wrung his hands at an earlier meeting with pro-life students; he “seemed sympathetic” but did nothing]

April 28, 2016 | By Adam Cassandra | www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4870/Jesuit-Priests%e2%80%99-Proposal-to-Challenge-Planned-Parenthood-at-Georgetown-Was-Rejected.aspx

Two Jesuit professors at Georgetown University lobbied to have a pro-life speaker on-stage with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards when she spoke on campus, but the proposal — made to help facilitate the “free exchange of ideas” — was rejected by the organizers of the event, the campus newspaper The Hoya reported.

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Lavender Graduations Harmful to Students at Catholic Colleges

Lavender Graduations Harmful to Students at Catholic Colleges

April 28, 2016 | By Adam Cassandra | www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4871/Lavender-Graduations-Harmful-to-Students-at-Catholic-Colleges.aspx

At least eight Catholic colleges across the country are hosting “lavender graduations” this spring — many of them as part of an annual campus tradition — to celebrate and honor students with same-sex attraction (SSA) or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ).

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