The Life and Death (August 6, 1978) of Pope Paul VI: An anniversary

The Life and Death (August 6, 1978) of Pope Paul VI: An anniversary

Roberto de Mattei – Corrispondenza Romana – 

Bill Donohue Is Sticking His Feet In His Mouth

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

Bill Donohue Is Sticking His Feet In His Mouth

Last week I pointed out that Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, is not a journalist per se and as a layman has no particular unction to ferret out the misdeeds of the Catholic clergy.  By the same token, though, he has no particular expertise to besmirch the work done by the State of Pennsylvania in putting out the report to which I linked yesterday.  But that is what Donohue seems to be doing in this post on the League site.  Fortunately it’s not a long piece so it won’t be too much trouble to dissect and rebut.

First, let’s look at the title: “PA Grand Jury Report Based On Accusations”.  So what?  Of course it is!  That is the nature and purpose of grand juries: to decide if the available evidence constitutes cause for criminal indictment.  It usually is the body that actually brings the indictment to court.  Donohue states that plain fact in such a way to cast doubt on the grand jury’s integrity.  It is true that this report shines the light on misdeeds of clergy now deceased or now out of reach because of the statute of limitations.  However, some instances are somewhat recent and can be brought to trial.  It also shines the light on prelates who willfully concealed the crimes of their underlings and might make some ripe for prosecution. read more

Crocodile tears by USCCCP officials over recent reports on sexual abuse by priests and a cardinal as well as coverups of such by bishops

[Crocodile tears from USCCCP officials over recent reports on sexual abuse by priests and a cardinal as well as coverups of such by bishops]

Catholic World News – 8/16/18

USCCB president: we are ‘shamed and sorry’ for sins of priests and bishops  Reacting to the landmark grand jury report on the sexual abuse of minors in six Pennsylvania dioceses, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, joined by a USCCB committee chairman, said that “we are grateful for the courage of the people who aided the investigation by sharing their personal stories of abuse. As a body of bishops, we are shamed by and sorry for the sins and omissions by Catholic priests and Catholic bishops.” US bishops’ official ‘angry’ at abuse revelations  “Well, I’m angry, too,” said Deacon Bernie Nojadera, executive director of the USCCB’s Secretariat for the Protection of Children and Young People, as he commented on acts committed by ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other recent reports of abuse. Deacon Nojadera referred to a need for “a spiritual cleansing in the Church.”

Chilean police conducts raid on bishops’ conference office

Chilean police conducts raid on bishops’ conference office  [In view of the Pennsylvania AG’s report highlighting Wuerl’s activities there and reports of other bishops’ coverups across the US, will the Feds raid the Washington archdiocesan chancery, LaDonna Cardinal’s Embassy Row penthouse and/or the USCCCP HQ? Mikey Voris on his latest Vortex suggests such! – AQ Tom] Catholic World News – 8/16/18 “We are collecting and complementing the information we have already received, particularly about the identification of victims who have lodged complaints about abuses of various types,” a prosecutor said after the 90-minute search of the office.

Cardinal O’Malley pulls out of World Meeting of Families amid sex abuse scandal

Cardinal O’Malley pulls out of World Meeting of Families amid sex abuse scandal

August 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley has cancelled his appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on the heels of sex abuse accusations at his St. John’s Seminary and the revelation that O’Malley fundraised and traveled with Theodore McCarrick after his office received a letter warning of the disgraced now ex-cardinal’s predation.

O’Malley’s decision comes as Catholics protest the family event over its promotion of the LGBT agenda. Catholics have organized an orthodox alternative called the Conference of Catholic Families, to be held August 22-23 in Dublin. read more

Gay Priest? No Such Animal

The terms “gay priest and gay priesthood” have been thrown around the media so much lately that it could easily be accepted as a normal lifestyle. IT IS NOT! A priest who is “gay” in the sense of being an openly practicing homosexual is no priest at all. A priest is “another Christ” and Christ was not “gay.” The idea that a man could hold the Body of Christ in his hands and use those same hands for homosexual acts is an open contradiction. The pestilent disease of homosexuality we see in some sectors today must be eradicated as much as polio was eradicated years ago. read more

Changing Church Teaching

Changing Church Teaching

 AUG 14, 2018  

However readers of the present lines first read or heard the news on August 2, the report included the words. “Pope Changes Church Teaching”. The full headline in the Washington Post was, “Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible.’”

Questions leapt to the mind of all of us however we learned the news. By “all of us” I mean seriously practicing Catholics of traditional bent.

Obviously teaching can be obscured or ignored. In fact, I’m writing a book about teachings that are now effectively forgotten, ones that would have important political and social consequences were they still taught. How many Catholics realize, for instance, that the Church has condemned as evil the lending or borrowing of money at interest – any amount of interest? read more

Lessons to Learn from Clerical Scandals

Lessons to Learn from Clerical Scandals

 AUG 15, 2018  

It is not my custom to write about the latest scandal. There are good reasons for this. The world is fallen and scandals abound, even in the best of times. To dwell on them risks losing sight of the good we should be doing. Here, I will deliberately consider the recent clerical scandals for the purpose of deriving a lesson from them — a lesson from which we all, I hope, might profit.

Archbishop McCarrick. Lincoln. Boston. Pennsylvania. Honduras. Chile. Maynooth. The list and the links could go on and on. read more

No Matter How Bad You Think the Corruption Is, It’s Worse

No Matter How Bad You Think the Corruption Is, It’s Worse

Peter Kwasniewski – August 15, 2018 A long-time observer of the modern ecclesiastical scene wrote to me to share his perspective on the broader significance of the McCarrick scandal. With his permission, I here publish his thoughts, which have been slightly edited for publication.

Most commentators do not begin to understand the true nature of the problem.

The ring of criminal Nancy Boys is the same ring that has been sedulously working for decades to undermine the integrity of the doctrinal, moral, sacramental, liturgical Church. These men – McCarrick, McElroy, Wuerl, O’Malley, Mahony, Cupich, Tobin, Farrell, Weakland, their lovable mouthpiece James Martin, and far too many others, including ones who have passed on to their eternal fate, such as Lyons, Boland, Brom – are the same ones who have destabilized and adulterated catechesis, theology, liturgy, and most obviously the Church’s commitment to the unchanging moral law, as we saw in the Amoris Laetitia debacle and all that surrounded and succeeded it. We must connect the dots and not pretend to be shocked when we see, for example, attempts under way to “re-interpret” Humanae Vitae through a false teaching on conscience, or to do away with clerical celibacy, or to introduce female deacons. read more

Bring Back the Inquisition!

Bring Back the Inquisition!

[Also suppress the Jesuits again! – AQ Tom]

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Protestants are (at best) Maternal Bastards!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Protestants are (at best) Maternal Bastards!

[I’ve thought of them as pseudo-Christians, but that’s a better description! – AQ Tom]

God, not needing a Mother, needed one, Maria. You, dearest Protestant, needing a Mother, pretend you don’t need Her.Exsules filii Hevae!

A man born of unknown paternity is a bastard. The Protestant, while claiming to know his Father does not know his Mother!: a bastard of unknown maternity, he’s a man without a mother!

Assumpta est Maria!

Every man needs Mary and the Church, as God Himself does. How can you presume to need less than God Himself has decided to need? Wake up! Be born again, in Maria, in Ecclesia! Man, know thy Mother! Amen!

The Pennsylvania Truth: John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II were no saints

The Pennsylvania Truth: John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II were no saints

Another week and another massive scandal in the American Church. The following is an appropriate summary of the final Report of the Grand Jury investigation of the “widespread sexual abuse of children in six dioceses of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania”: The investigation captured widespread sexual abuse and institutional cover up across the entire state. Building on investigations of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese and the Philadelphia Archdiocese by previous grand juries, the 40th Statewide Grand Jury’s investigation covered the other Dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Greensburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton, giving a complete picture of pervasive abuse in dioceses across Pennsylvania. The grand jury found:

  • -301 Catholic priests identified as predator priests who sexually abused children while serving in active ministry in the church.
  • -Detailed accounts of over 1,000 children victimized sexually by predator priests, with the grand jury noting it believed the real number of victims was in the “thousands.”
  • -Senior church officials, including bishops, monsignors and others, knew about the abuse committed by priests, but routinely covered it up to avoid scandal, criminal charges against priests, and monetary damages to the dioceses.
  • -Priests committed acts of sexual abuse upon children, and were routinely shuttled to other parishes – while parishioners were left unaware of sexual predators in their midst.
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    Archbishop Aguer Challenges FrankenPope’s Martyr Who Wasn’t Killed in Odium Fideli

    Text: Giuseppe Nardi – Trans: Tancred – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Archbishop Aguer Challenges FrankenPope’s Martyr Who Wasn’t Killed in Odium Fideli

    Edit: Communion without being in Communion, consecrated  virgins who aren’t virgins, Popes who don’t believe in God, what next? Martyrs who didn’t die in odium fidei?

    “The beatification of ‘Montonero’ Bishop Enrique Angelelli splits Argentina. A well-known prelate, Archbishop Hector Aguer, took a stand against the martyrdom of Angelelli in odium fidei, who was the victim of a road accident in 1976, whom the proponents of the beatification saw no evidence of murder. Archbishop Aguer breaks the taboo of political correctness and wonders why it was not rather a cause of beatification for the Catholic Catholic Carlos Alberto Sacheri, who was really a victim of Marxist terrorism, and was murdered in front of his children since he was the one who exposed and criticized communist infiltrations in the Catholic Church.” read more

    More than 300 Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 minors since 1940s, landmark report finds 

    More than 300 Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 minors since 1940s, landmark report finds 

    [The least graphic news report of the Pennsylvania AG’s report; because AQ is “for purity and tradition,” I have omitted links to a more graphic news report and the complete text of the AG’s report – AQ Tom]

    Catholic World News – 8/15/18

    Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too,” according to the graphic grand jury report. “Some were teens; many were prepubescent … We know that the bulk of the discussion in this report concerns events that occurred before the early 2000’s.” 

    Retreats for ‘sodomite priests, brothers’ and ‘lesbian sisters’ to take place in Milwaukee archdiocese

    Retreats for ‘sodomite priests, brothers’ and ‘lesbian sisters’ to take place in Milwaukee archdiocese

    [The archbishop says he can’t do anything about a priest of his diocese or an order of nuns in it; he could suspend the priest and remove his recognition of the nuns as a Catholic religious order and/or expel them from the archdiocese! – AQ Tom]

    August 3, 2018 (Joseph Sciambra) – From October 2 to 4, 2018, Fr. Bryan Massingale will lead “a retreat for gay priests, brothers, and deacons” at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, Wisconsin, in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Siena Retreat Center is overseen by the Racine Dominican Sisters. The retreat is sponsored by the dissident pro-gay marriage group New Ways Ministry. Later this year, on November 16-18, 2018, the Siena Retreat Center will also host a conference for “lesbian sisters, congregational leaders, and vocation & formation ministers.” The speakers include Cristina L.H. Traina, the chair of religious studies at Northwestern University. Traina is a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Evanston, Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, where she is active in the Gay and Lesbian Ministry. In 2013, concerning the legalization of same-sex marriage, she wrote: read more