Monthly Archives: September 2016

To Whom It May Concern ( in Rome, in DC, in NYC, etc.)

ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH

“Make no mistake, brethren; the corrupters of families will not inherit the kingdom of God. If, then, those are dead who do these things according to the flesh, how much worse if, with bad doctrine, one should corrupt the faith of God for which Jesus Christ was crucified. Such a man, for becoming contaminated, will depart into unquenchable fire; and will anyone who listens to him.”

[ Letter to the Ephesians, Chap. 16,1 ]

St. Ignatius was, like St. Polycarp, a disciple of St. John. read more

Archdiocese provokes Mexican ‘discrimination’ police with article stating ‘people aren’t born homosexual’

Archdiocese provokes Mexican ‘discrimination’ police with article stating ‘people aren’t born homosexual’

September 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Mexico has kindled the ire of the country’s “discrimination” police after publishing an interview with psychologist Richard Cohen, who recounts his conversion from homosexuality to heterosexuality as well as his subsequent career as a therapist for those suffering from same-sex attraction.

In an article entitled “People aren’t born homosexual,” the archdiocesan weekly newspaper Desde la fe (From the Faith) writes that homosexuality is “reversible” and quotes Cohen stating that his own homosexuality was caused by the disordered relationships he experienced with his parents and siblings. read more

Pope admits he does not enjoy travel

Pope admits he does not enjoy travel

[Many other also do not enjoy His Holiness’ travel – especially the inflight press conferences]

Catholic World News – September 30, 2016

In a brief exchange with reporters who accompanied him on a September 30 flight to Tbilisi, Georgia, Pope Francis dropped a broad hint that he is not fond of travel.

“This is going to be a brief visit, thank God,” the Pope said. “In three days we will be going home.”

Pope Francis has frequently said in the past that he prefers to remain “at home.” During his tenure as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he was known for traveling to Rome infrequently, and hurrying back to Argentina at his first opportunity. read more

Cardinal Schönborn: No Understanding Why There is Resistance Against Pope Francis

Cardinal Schönborn: No Understanding Why There is Resistance Against Pope Francis

Cardinal in prayer for peace in the cathedral: People are grateful world that Francis “exemplifies the Gospel”, within the church, there are hostile – Call for “patience” for Vatican ruling on Medjugorje

[Clueless (in more than one way) Bergoglianism compounded by Medjugorguery (as in demagoguery)]

Trans: Tancred
9/29/16

Vienna (kath.net/KAP) Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has expressed shock at the resistance from Church circles against Pope Francis: “It hurts me that he faces so much hostility – within the Church. What is this? He is the successor of Peter! He’s the pope!” said the Archbishop of Vienna on Tuesday in his homily during the Medjugorje prayer of peace, “Message for you” in the cathedral. Many people in the world are grateful for the witness of Pope Francis. “For his kindness and his love for the poor and the fallen. It is the gospel that he teaches us,” said Schönborn. To learn that the Pope is receiving “so much resistance” from his own ranks, was completely incomprehensible to him. It is important to pray for the Pope. read more

Three Must-Read Articles That Zero In on Dangers of Amoris Laetitia

Three Must-Read Articles That Zero In on Dangers of Amoris Laetitia

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In his May 23, 2015 address to the “John 17 Movement”, Pope Francis said that he feels “like saying something that may sound controversial, or even heretical, perhaps.” More and more Catholics are beginning to question whether this impulse is habitual for the pontiff.

BY STEVE SKOJEC ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

The volume and scope of the analysis by Church scholars, theologians, and other Catholic writers on the topic of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (AL), is little short of staggering. But in recent weeks, since the pope’s brazen approval of the Argentine Bishops’ letter making clear that there is “no other interpretation” than that AL chapter 8 provides a path for Catholics who are sexually active in post-marital second unions to receive the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion, the urgency and forthrightness of these analyses have intensified. read more

Italian bishops outline 4 priorities

Italian bishops outline 4 priorities

[Where is the “way of life” concerning the various manifestations of the culture of death in Italian society and the Church in Italy today? That should be at the top of their list!]

Catholic World News – September 30, 2016

At the conclusion of a three-day meeting, the permanent council of the Italian Episcopal Conference outlined four priorities to help guide the conference’s future actions.

The priorities include the “way of planning” in addressing changing conditions in the world of labor; the “way of renewal” for the clergy, through ongoing formation; the “way of reform” of ecclesiastical courts, in accord with the documents of Pope Francis; and the “way of cooperation” among dioceses as they consider the reorganization of boundaries. read more

Donald Trump v. Grandma Clinton: What’s Really At Stake?

Donald Trump v. Grandma Clinton: What’s Really At Stake?

TheRemnantvideo
Published on Sep 29, 2016

So who won the debate? Oh boy, what a train wreck, right? But there’s more to this election than Donald Trump…a lot more. Michael Matt looks at the ramifications of a Trump loss, and discusses voting, not so much for Trump the man, but the political counterrevolution he now represents.

Cdl. Dolan Addresses (rather, Whitewashes) Al Smith Dinner Controversy

Cdl. Dolan Addresses Whitewashes Al Smith Dinner Controversy

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • September 29, 2016

NEW YORK – Thursday morning, Cdl. Timothy Dolan of New York appeared on Fox News to discuss the controversy surrounding his invitation of pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Democrat Hillary Clinton to the archdiocese’s annual fundraising dinner.

ChurchMilitant confirmed September 19 that Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be guests of honor at this year’s Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a $3,000-a-plate affair held annually at the Waldorf-Astoria that raises money for charity, and is spearheaded by the archdiocese of New York. Cardinal Dolan is president of the board. read more

Catholics Protesting Tim Kaine’s Bishop Kicked off Diocesan Grounds

Catholics Protesting Tim Kaine’s Bishop Kicked off Diocesan Grounds

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by Richard Ducayne • ChurchMilitant • September 29, 2016

RICHMOND – Catholics in the diocese of Richmond, Virginia, some who are also part of ChurchMilitant’s Resistance movement, were kicked off of diocesan property while requesting their local bishop enforce Canon 915 with regard to Democrat Senator Tim Kaine.

Canon 915 reads, “Those who have been excommunicated … and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” Kaine, a self-professed Catholic, is a longtime advocate of abortion and gay “marriage,” and is a regular communicant in Bp. Francis DiLorenzo’s diocese of Richmond. He’s been chosen by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to be her running mate. read more

U.S. Catholic school hit with $1 million suit for not allowing same-sex date at dance

U.S. Catholic school hit with $1 million suit for not allowing same-sex date at dance

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — An all-boys Catholic high school in Memphis, Tennessee, is being sued for $1 million by a former student who claims the school caused him “severe injuries and damages” by refusing to allow him to bring his same-sex date to a homecoming dance last year.

The suit, filed Sept. 20 in Circuit Court on behalf of Lance Sanderson, states that Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) caused the teenage boy who identifies as “gay” to “suffer severe injuries and damages which include, but are not limited to disability, past and future emotional distress, past and future medical expenses, and personal care services.” read more

Some of 45 signatories feeling the heat over letter urging clarification of ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Some of 45 signatories feeling the heat over letter urging clarification of ‘Amoris Laetitia’

September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Some of the scholars who sent an appeal to the 218 Cardinals and patriarchs are under fire for urging corrective measures to clarify “a number of statements that can be understood in a sense that is contrary to Catholic faith and morals” in Amoris Laetitia.

A few weeks ago, a letter from Pope Francis surfaced that expressed the Holy Father’s support to the bishops of the Buenos Aires, Argentina, pastoral region that read: “No other interpretation” of Amoris Laetitia is valid, consequently allowing the distribution of Holy Communion to divorced/remarried (Catholics) in some cases — certainly one of the hot topics in question. read more

Kansas bishops: Catholics must vote with ‘catastrophe’ of abortion at ‘forefront of their minds’

Kansas bishops: Catholics must vote with ‘catastrophe’ of abortion at ‘forefront of their minds’

KANSAS, September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — In a video on Catholic voting, the bishops of Kansas instructed the faithful to “place special emphasis on those issues where Catholics must speak with a unified voice because of the reality that certain laws directly contradict Church teaching, the natural law, and the good of society.”

The video featured Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Bishop John B. Brungardt of the Diocese of Dodge City, Bishop Carl A. Kemme of the Diocese of Wichita, and Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger of the Diocese of Salina. In the video, the bishops also said that Catholic voting should involve bringing a “Catholic viewpoint” to the immigration debate and should promote “good stewardship of the environment.” read more

Poland’s bishops denounce Soros-funded campaign against Church over homosexuality

Poland’s bishops denounce Soros-funded campaign against Church over homosexuality

WARSAW, Poland, September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — In September, Polish homosexual activists launched a campaign Let Us Offer Each Other the Sign of Peace. It met with widespread criticism in the Catholic media and a clear response from the Church’s hierarchy.

Posters showing a handshake — one hand with a rainbow bracelet symbolizing LGBT people and the other with a rosary on the wrist — were supposed to create a positive message. “However, the campaign could seem innocent only to people who don’t know social context nor global LGBT movement,” Michał Barcikowski from the Christianitas magazine told polskieradio.pl. read more

Catholics, Let’s Unite Around Pope Francis

Catholics, Let’s Unite Around Pope Francis

The future of the Church depends upon it.

[Sort of like the appeal to Unionism and abolitionism of the Civil War song “Rally ‘Round the Flag” by George Frederick Root; or as G. K. Chesterton puts it: “My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”]

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Tom Hoopes

This article first appeared in Aleteia. read more