Monthly Archives: February 2017

Catholics must ‘resist’ FrankenPope’s alliance with pro-abortion United Nations: Catholic coalition

Catholics must ‘resist’ FrankenPope’s alliance with pro-abortion United Nations: Catholic coalition

Lianne Laurence

February 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Catholics must “resist” the Vatican’s increasing alliance with the United Nations under Pope Francis’ watch, insists a global coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations in a new analysis. This alliance, they warn, is giving credence to the pro-abortion global population control agenda and is a direct threat to the family. read more

If the SSPX Regularizes Under Francis, There Will Be No Going Back

If the SSPX Regularizes Under Francis, There Will Be No Going Back

February 28, 2017
Posted by Tantumblogo

Rorate Caeli, with all the good work they do, continues to hint strongly that an accord regularizing the SSPX is very close to being finalized. Rorate has also long indicated their unqualified support for this regularization to occur, even, or especially?, under Francis. The great hope, I believe, is that regularization of the canonical status of the SSPX will introduce a great leaven into the Church, strengthening the cause of Tradition all around and hastening the much longed for restoration of Holy Mother Church. Of course, most feel there is much to be desired in regularization as an end to itself, as something that is very necessary for the good of the souls within or associated with the Society of St. Pius X. read more

Lenten devotion 30 day Pieta.

www.catholictradition.org/Passion/pieta.htm

SPECIAL 30 DAY NOVENA
It has long been a custom in the Church to say this prayer of petition on 30 consecutive days. It is also recommended as a Lenten devotion as well as for all Fridays of the year.

Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thy only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He hast for thee, while from His Cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, Saint John, take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and need; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the only refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. read more

March – month of Saint Joseph

Taken from:
www.catholictradition.org/Joseph/joseph-index.htm
Lots more beautiful prayers and devotions on that site.

30 Day Novena to Saint Joseph

In honor of the years he spent with Jesus and Mary.
[For Any Special Intention]

Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection. read more

Medjugorje bishop: reported apparitions are ‘not credible’

Medjugorje bishop: reported apparitions are ‘not credible’

Catholic World News – February 28, 2017

Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, in whose diocese Medjugorje is located, has issued a public statement repeating his insistence that “there have been no apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje.”

Bishop Peric, who has consistently argued against the validity of the reported apparitions, made a public reminder of the stance taken by his diocese, after investigation of the phenomena: “The position of the chancery of this diocese has been clear and decisive: there are no credible apparitions of the Virgin Mary.” read more

Jesuit Boston College Students Reject Resolution Saying Fighting Abortion is “Legitimate Advocacy”

Jesuit Boston College Students Reject Resolution Saying Fighting Abortion is “Legitimate Advocacy”

Pro-life is also taboo at other Jesuit higher-ed institutions; for example:

Pro-abortion feminists vandalized a college pro-life display at Marquette University in Wisconsin and then received praise from the university’s student Democrats club. – Hypeline News

MICAIAH BILGER FEB 27, 2017

The Boston College student government rejected a measure on Sunday that would have recognized pro-life efforts as “legitimate advocacy.” read more

Did San Diego bishop McElroy boost Trump among Catholics?

Did San Diego bishop McElroy boost Trump among Catholics?

Unintended consequence of rebuking pro-life Father Perozich: “Bishop McElroy’s insertion of his comments spread my parish conscience-guidance to Catholics and others nationwide.”


“Thank you, Bishop McElroy”

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 BY CAL-CATHOLIC DAILY

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, calling for disruption of Trump’s America, suggested during a conference in Modesto in mid-February that establishing a $15 minimum wage is part of “our work (as) co-creators with God.”
McElroy claimed that “the tradition of Catholic social teaching is unequivocally on the side of strong governmental and societal protections,” and also that free markets “must be structured by government to accomplish the common good.”
[But] a priest McElroy rebuked before Trump’s election, San Diego pastor Richard Perozich, who had pointed out the traditional five “non-negotiable” issues of Catholic teaching to his congregation as the November 8 national election approached, including abortion and euthanasia, made an interesting point following the Modesto conference.
In a February 21 email to the Wanderer, Perozich, a San Diego pastor at Immaculate Conception church in Old Town, suggested that McElroy’s rebuke of him before the election, which drew national attention, may have had an effect contrary to McElroy’s intention and had helped Trump win.
“When I made my election guidance statements, my target audience was the 300 families of Immaculate Conception (parish),” Perozich said. “Bishop McElroy’s insertion of his comments into the situation at Immaculate Conception with the San Diego press spread my parish conscience-guidance to Catholics and others nationwide, rather than containing it locally.
“His manner of speaking and rebuke which went nationwide in November may have contributed to the election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, rather than just to my parishioners in formation of their consciences as I intended. Now the response of that unintended consequence may be in play,” Perozich said. read more

An Odd Way to Run a Pontifical Academy

An Odd Way to Run a Pontifical Academy

Invite: scientists who think the Church is “finally” getting over a little of its hostility to science; or who believe that the Church needs to get with pills and condoms. Keep out: other scientists or scholars with knowledge of ecological questions who are also faithful Catholics.

Robert Royal
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Last week, the Pontifical Academy for the Sciences spons­ored a c­onference on clean water – something that the United Nations has been concerned about for decades and is now within the realm of possibility for all peoples, everywhere. It was, therefore, non-controversial, and open to the public, unlike the Bioextinction Workshop currently underway. read more

FrankenPope Lampooned at Huge Viagreggio Carnival Parade as “Papa Communista”

FrankenPope Lampooned at Huge Viagreggio Carnival Parade as “Papa Communista”

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
2/27/17

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Che Pope with Hammer and Sickle

(Rome) Rose Monday is a traditionally cheerful day celebrated in the Rhineland and the Alemanic areas with large carnival parades. Four years ago, on this day, the Catholic Church was struck by the unexpected announcement of Pope Benedict XVI. Surprising, as he was the first head of the Church in history to step down from his office because of old age and weakness. In 2017, Pope Francis was the main figure of the largest Italian Carnival parade – in a very special way.
At Carnevale di Viareggio, Italy’s most famous carnival parade, to which more than 300,000 people came to the Tuscan city this year, were met by a float dedicated to Pope Francis. read more

Bergoglian Double Standard in Pederasty Cases

Bergoglian Double Standard in Pederasty Cases

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
2/27/17

(Rome) What does FrankenPope mean in the sexual abuse of minors by priests: zero tolerance or double standards?

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Congregation of the Faith, called for a clear line in an interview published yesterday by La Repubblica: “Zero tolerance for pedophile priests. The bishops are to force them to self-report.”

Only the day before, Nicole Winfield, associate press correspondent from the Vatican, reported that Pope Francis, on the other hand, had a double standard in the matter of pedophile priests. read more

Pro-abort population control activist speaks at Vatican conference despite pro-life outcry

Pro-abort population control activist speaks at Vatican conference despite pro-life outcry

Claire Chretien

VATICAN CITY, February 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Leading population control activist Paul Ehrlich spoke at a Vatican conference on “how to save the natural world” today despite an outcry by members of the Catholic faithful.

The conference, Biological Extinction, is sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. It takes place from Monday to Wednesday and is closed to the media – an unusual prohibition for Vatican conferences with outside expert speakers on matters of significant public interest. read more

DEMOCRAT PARTY HEADED BY TWO FAITHLESS CATHOLICS

Democrat Party Headed by Two Faithless Catholics

by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • February 27, 2017

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ATLANTA – Tom Perez, a Catholic, and Keith Ellison, a fallen-away Catholic, are the new heads of the Democratic Party.

Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on February 25, defeating Ellison, the expected winner, by a 235–200 vote. After Perez was voted in, however, he immediately named Ellison deputy chair.

Perez’s family comes from the Dominican Republic. He attended Canisius High School, a Jesuit school in Buffalo, New York. He maintains that he is still Catholic, telling the Washington Post, “In order to get to heaven, you have to have letters of reference from poor people.” He currently resides in the archdiocese of Washington under Cdl. Donald Wuerl, who made clear in 2009 that he would not refuse Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who openly defied Church teaching, saying the Church doesn’t use Holy Communion “as a weapon.” read more

FrankenPope urges priests to ‘welcome’ cohabitating couples in the ‘style of the Gospel’

FrankenPope urges priests to ‘welcome’ cohabitating couples in the ‘style of the Gospel’

Jan Bentz

ROME, February 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis urged parish priests participating in a Vatican-run course titled the “New Marriage Procedure” to “welcome” cohabitating couples living in fornication who “prefer to live together without getting married.” The pope did not ask priests to admonish such couples for living in grave sin nor did he ask them to work for their conversion and repentance. read more

But for the Esquiline, Bishop Fellay? For the Esquiline?

But for the Esquiline, Bishop Fellay? For the Esquiline?

FEB 27, 2017 by HILARY WHITE

“For Wales? Why Richard, it profit a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. . . but for Wales!”

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“Hey guys! Guess who just called! The Devil! And he said we could have this whole great big house on the Esquiline he’s not using. And he promised he TOTally won’t try to destroy us… Isn’t that great news?!”

You meet people in Rome who are dazzled by all the Romeness of everything. They have a kind of glazed and giddy expression, like they just can’t believe they are there… really really there…!! They wear their best cassocks, freshly pressed, shoes shined, faces scrubbed… You know… you just know that they’ve got visions dancing in their wee heads of themselves having important meetings with important prelates, talking about their important plans to importantly save the world, while sitting and sipping tea in frescoed Baroque splendor. read more