Monthly Archives: April 2017

The un-demonization of the SSPX: Exemplary decision by Bishop Planet

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It is well known that a letter from the Ecclesia Dei Commission of March 27, 2017 informed the bishops of the world that the Pope had approved provisions to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated by priests of the Society of St. Pius X. His Excellency, Alain Planet, bishop of Carcassonne, through a soon-to-be published decree, gives the most generous interpretation of the terms of this letter and provides unrestricted delagation to all the priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X throughout the territory of his diocese to receive matrimonial consents in all the chapels of the Fraternity. The marriages they celebrate will be recorded in the registers of the diocesan chancellery. Furthermore, if marriages are celebrated by these priests in parish churches, pastors are invited to delegate their ordinary powers to receive vows as they would do for all Catholic priests.

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Romanticism and the Church

Romanticism and the Church

The French Revolution was Romantic – anti-reason and obsessed with passion. Romantics in the Church today endanger its survival.

Bevil Bramwell, OMI
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017

I recently got a good lesson in Romanticism from Simon Schama’s book Citizens, a history of the French Revolution. In the final pages, Schama concluded that the revolution was an expression of the Age of Romanticism. So, far from the Age of Wonder that Richard Holmes would have the Romantic Period be – the title of his own book on the subject – there was and is another side to Romanticism, one that rides violently over thought, institutions, and people. Holmes and others who think like him are not wholly wrong (there is a large dose of wonder in Romanticism). But there was simply much more to Romanticism, especially as it continues today: in the mobs in the streets, for example, and in the built-in obstructions to the operations of Catholicism. read more

Toronto District Catholic Schools have been promoting dissent on sexuality for years with encouragement from OECTA

Toronto District Catholic Schools have been promoting dissent on sexuality for years with encouragement from OECTA

Posted by Barona on Sunday, 23 April 2017

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OECTA’s endorsement of the homosexual movement

The past few weeks saw the Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association (OECTA) ramp up its militant support of deviant sexual activity. OECTA even displayed two homosexual “rainbow” flags at the union’s annual convention. This blog also noticed the strident, secular, pro-abortion OECTA member, Ann Hawkins (OECTA President at the time) tweeting the most obnoxious items, including re-tweeting a call out for abortion at the so-called “women’s march”. read more

A “Low-Intensity” Pope, As the Times Demand

A “Low-Intensity” Pope, As the Times Demand

Sandro Magister
30 apr 17

The most updated diagnoses of the religious phenomenon in the West converge in defining it as “low-intensity.” Fluid, with no more dogmas, without binding authorities. Highly visible, but irrelevant in the public arena.

Even Catholicism is reshaping itself this way. And the pontificate of Francis is adapting in a spectacular way to this new phenomenology, in its successes and in its limitations.

As a good Jesuit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio instinctively goes along with the signs of the times. He is not even trying to stem the growing diversification within the Church. On the contrary, he is encouraging it. read more

Loretto College in Toronto supports deviant sex: how a once Catholic high school has fallen

Loretto College in Toronto supports deviant sex: how a once Catholic high school has fallen

Posted by Barona on Friday, 28 April 2017

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A few years ago there was the controversy of “gay-straight alliances”. In a desperate attempt to square the circle, to prove that two and two are “five”, the Catholic authorities in Ontario came up with “Respecting differences”. In other words, Catholics were told that we were to respect the differences of the lifestyles and opinions of those who acted and held opinions contrary to Christ and His Church. read more

KNIGHTS OF MALTA ELECT NEW INTERIM LEADER

Knights of Malta Elect New Interim Leader

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre will lead for period of one year

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • April 29, 2017

ROME – In a closed-door meeting Saturday, the Knights of Malta elected Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre to be its new interim leader — a role he held in 2008 after the passing of Grand Master Fra’ Andrew Bertie and election of Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing. Dalla Torre’s most recent position was as grand prior in charge of the order’s Rome chapter. read more

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Separating the wheat from the chaff – in other words telling it like it is and not as the papal document, AL, says or, at the very least, implies.

We have a couple who are “attached” to the new liturgy which is the only liturgy they have known for the last 50 years. Let us call them Dick and Jane. Jane is married with two kids to a man who has no interest in marriage, per se, but is more interested in his work which consumes most of his time and energy. Jane is trying to be a good mother and wife but is feeling increasingly alienated from her husband. She meets Dick, a divorced man whose wife divorced him and ran off with another after bearing him two sons. They fall in love and decide to live together as man and wife, Jane’s husband could care less as his real “spouse”, if you will, is his business. In the meantime Jane and Dick are really turning it on in the bedroom and getting along famously. read more

Catholic schools association denies LGBT discrimination after cancelling sexual health fundraiser

Catholic schools association denies LGBT discrimination after cancelling sexual health fundraiser

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools cancelled venue for dodgeball fundraiser 2 days before event

[For whatever reason, kudos to the school system! The event must have been controversial if it took three times to find a locale]

By Alicia Bridges, CBC News
Posted: Apr 28, 2017

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is denying it cancelled a dodgeball fundraiser at one of its schools because it learned the money raised would go towards teaching young men about sexual identity. read more

Red Deer Catholic suspends relationship with pro-life group over controversial anti-abortion video

Red Deer Catholic suspends relationship with pro-life group over controversial anti-abortion video

[Pro-life grouppersona non grata in Canadian “Catholic” school system: Will Planned Parenthood fill the gap?]

By Troy Gillard
April 28, 2017

A Red Deer school division is suspending its relationship with a local pro-life group after one of its representatives showed a video to high school students that likened abortion to the Holocaust.

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools came under fire after it was learned that a presenter with “Red Deer & Area Pro-Life” showed the video to Grade 10 students at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in March. read more

Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals ‘adjust’ their view of euthanasia

Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals ‘adjust’ their view of euthanasia

[The culture of death enters Belgian “Catholic” medical institutions: Euthanasia as a “legitimate” option]

by Michael Cook | 29 Apr 2017

One of the last substantial barriers to increasing the number of euthanasia cases for non-terminally-ill psychiatric patients in Belgium seems to have crumbled.

A religious order in the Catholic Church, the Brothers of Charity, is responsible for a large proportion of beds for psychiatric patients in Belgium – about 5,000 of them. The international head of the order, Brother René Stockman, is a Belgian who has been one of the leading opponents of euthanasia in recent years. read more

Pope in Egypt: “Let us say… ‘No!’ to every form of violence…carried out in the name of religion”

Pope in Egypt: “Let us say… ‘No!’ to every form of violence…carried out in the name of religion”

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APRIL 28, 2017 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

It’s hard to be Egyptian: water turning to blood, frogs, lice, wild animals, diseased livestock, boils, hailstorms, locusts, darkness, death of firstborn, and now Pope Francis.

Seriously, Francis notes the “incompatibility of violence and faith” and says: “Let us say once more a firm and clear ‘No!’ to every form of violence, vengeance and hatred carried out in the name of religion or in the name of God.” read more

The Pope Heads to Egypt to Defend Islam

Robert Spencer in FrontPage: The Pope Heads to Egypt to Defend Islam

APRIL 28, 2017 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

Catholics take note: his favorite religion isn’t yours. My latest in FrontPage:

April 27, 2017:

Reuters reported Tuesday that “Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians.”

He has to mend ties? After Palm Sunday jihad massacres at two churches in Egypt, shouldn’t it be Egyptian Muslims who are reaching out to him to mend ties? read more

Baby Killers, Fake Media Flip Out Over Trump’s New HHS Appointment

Google, Obama’s fake news promoter, lets us know what to think (from searching Charmaine Yoest):
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www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/28/pro-life-advocate-appointed-assistant-secretary-hhs-public-affairs/

Donald Trump Appoints Pro-Life Advocate as Assistant Secretary of HHS for Public Affairs

by Dr. Susan Berry, 28 Apr 2017

President Donald Trump has appointed the pro-life advocate and former president of Americans United for Life (AUL), Dr. Charmaine Yoest, to be assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

National pro-life leader and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the announcement of Yoest’s appointment with the following statement: read more

FrankenPope: Don’t be ‘more Papist than the Pope’

FrankenPope: Don’t be ‘more Papist than the Pope’

[I agree, but FrankenPope should be more Catholic]

Lisa Bourne

ROME, Italy, April 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis spoke critically again of the faithful who have a strong embrace of Catholic doctrine, resorting to pejorative terms he has often used such as hypocritical and phariseeism.

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church herself,” he told a lay association gathered Thursday morning at the Vatican, “nor more Papist than the Pope.” read more

Boston College to honor dissident Sen. Bob Casey

Boston College to honor dissident Sen. Bob Casey

From Cardinal Newman Society Report Card: April 25, 2017 / News Roundup
By Matt Archbold

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be the keynote speaker for Boston College’s 141st commencement exercises next month. University President Father William Leahy, SJ, will present Casey an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Sen. Casey —whom the Diocese of Allentown said was “increasingly in disagreement with the Church on issues involving Church teaching” as the diocese protested his 2013 lecture at Alvernia College—was an early public supporter of same-sex marriage. Although he has repeatedly proclaimed himself to be pro-life, he has voted against the “Mexico City Policy,” thereby permitting the U.S. government to pay for abortions overseas, and has voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. read more