Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Remnant Halloween Special: The Praxis of Evil: Pope Francis, Fr. James Martin, and Liberation Theology

A Remnant Halloween Special: The Praxis of Evil: Pope Francis, Fr. James Martin, and Liberation Theology

Written by Dr. Jesse Russell, Ph.D. | Remnant Columnist
10/31/17

Over the past year, Fr. James “spooky” Martin SJ has gone from the author of feel good Catholic bedside books for “take it easy” American Baby Boomer Catholics such as The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and My Life with the Saints as well as the occasional visitor on the Colbert Report (where he infamously gave the “hail satan” 1970s style rock concert devil horns to introduce the aging members of Metallica), to the nervously smiling public face of the “LGBT Rights Movement” in the Catholic Church in America.
While marketing his book, Fr. Martin has had to endure an onslaught of assaults from traditionalist and conservative Catholics who have reached the end of their tether with the “Francis Church” and have decided that it is time for the empire to strike back–hard. read more

WHY ARE SO MANY AGING THEOLOGIANS, BISHOPS AND PRIESTS HELL BENT ON RETURNING US TO THE 1960’S?

WHY ARE SO MANY AGING THEOLOGIANS, BISHOPS AND PRIESTS HELL BENT ON RETURNING US TO THE 1960’S?

Posted by Fr. Allan J. McDonald at Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Maybe Andrea Grillo thinks transubstantiation means this:

When in reality it is this! 

Of course, transubstantiation describes in metaphysical terms what is in reality a mystery (not a problem to be solved but something to enter into) which means that our Risen Lord gives Himself to us, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity as the living Supreme Being but in a manner that is palatable, under the form of Bread and Wine, no longer its substance, but the Substance of our Risen and Glorified Lord. And through transubstantiation, the baptized are strengthened as the Mystical Body of Christ, because in “eating and drinking” the Body and Blood of Christ, the Risen Lord does not become a part of us, but rather He makes us a part of Him!  read more

Gag-a-Jew: Anti-Luther Song to Mark Reformation Day

Gag-a-Jew: Anti-Luther Song to Mark Reformation Day

Laurence England
Published on Oct 31, 2017

Today marks the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther. This song in no way supports anti-Jewish sentiment or anti-Semitism. Its aim is to serve to condemn, educate and explode the myths about Martin Luther and condemn the anti-semitism and other loathesome beliefs of the notorious arch-heretic, Martin Luther, who, for some strange reason, is being celebrated by the Vatican as some kind of hero, mystic, doctor, sage or even saint. read more

Masonic – Catholic conference to take place in Italy!

Masonic – Catholic conference to take place in Italy!

 

Irish bishop argues the case against legalizing abortion

Irish bishop argues the case against legalizing abortion

Catholic World News – 10/31/17

A vote to amend Ireland’s constitution to allow abortion would serve no purpose other than denying a fundamental human right, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore argued in an address on the “crisis of democracy.” The bishop explained that a fundamental right is not granted by the state, but recognized as prior to state authority. He denied that restrictions on abortion cause risks for mothers, noting that Ireland’s maternal-health rate compares favorably to that of countries like the US that allow abortion on demand. Registration may be required for access. read more

Martin Luther Is Probably In Hell

Martin Luther Is Probably In Hell

ALAN FIMISTER
Assistant Professor, Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary [Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado]
10/31/2017

One might imagine that to write an article with this title is presumptuous in the extreme. But I do not make this assertion based on the wicked acts of Martin Luther — his division of Christendom, his hatred of the Jews, his licensing of polygamy, his accusations of adultery against the Savior, his railing, his curses or his insults — but upon the simple principle of faith alone. For faith has the power to wipe out any sin by the precious blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but without faith we are lost. read more

It’s not ‘dissent’ to criticize ‘confusing cascade of papal novelties’: theologian

It’s not ‘dissent’ to criticize ‘confusing cascade of papal novelties’: theologian

Theologian Fr. Brian Harrison responds to critics of the Filial Correction and provides guidelines to help Catholics navigate Pope Francis’ challenging papacy.

ROME, October 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Earlier this year, a group of over 60 scholars issued an almost unprecedented ‘filial correction’ to Pope Francis, charging him with permitting the spread of seven heresies. This measure, unseen since the fourteenth century, has generated controversy around the world, while the number of signatories has risen to 250 professors and priests since it was made public on September 24. read more

Catholic, Lutheran and Russo-Orthodox perspectives on the Reformation

[Catholic, Lutheran and Russo-Orthodox perspectives on the Reformation]

[Are the Orthodox more Catholic than the Pope?]

Catholic World News – 10/31/17

Joint Vatican/Lutheran statement hails benefits of Reformation

In a joint statement released on October 31, the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation gave thanks for “the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation.” The statement remarked that in the joint celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, “for the first time Lutherans and Catholics have seen the Reformation from an ecumenical perspective. read more

LAURA INGRAHAM’S CATHOLICISM UNDER FIRE

LAURA INGRAHAM’S CATHOLICISM UNDER FIRE

Catholic League
10/31/17

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article by Joe Lapointe that was published by the Observer:

It is hardly a secret that many on the Left are militant secularists who hate religion, saving a special loathing for Roman Catholicism. The latest evidence appears today online by Joe Lapointe.

I had to look him up. He was a “segment producer” for the always-fired Keith Olbermann, which means he did not have a full-time job. He also “taught journalism” at New York University, which means he did not have a full-time job. No matter, this struggling part-timer has now caught our eye at the Catholic League. read more

“You infidel! You pig!” Muslim attacks priest in German supermarket

“You infidel! You pig!” Muslim attacks priest in German supermarket

OCTOBER 30, 2017 BY ROBERT SPENCER

Welcome to Merkel’s Germany! Why did the police decline to act, and the bystanders remain silent? No doubt because they were afraid of charges of “Islamophobia.” How much of this thuggish behavior is going to be tolerated before people decide that maybe defending their rights and insisting on decent conduct is not “bigotry”?

Meanwhile, while this will get no notice anywhere other than this Jihad Watch post, imagine the outcry if the priest had verbally assaulted the Muslim in the supermarket, and started shaking his shopping cart around. We would never hear the end of the “Islamophobia.” read more

GOP LEADERS ADDRESS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

GOP LEADERS ADDRESS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catholic League
10/31/17

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made yesterday by Republican leaders who spoke against anti-Catholicism:

Senate Republicans, joined by three Democrats, stopped a filibuster of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; the vote was 54-42. Final confirmation is due soon.

It was two Mormon Republicans, Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Mike Lee, who made the most impassioned defense of Barrett’s nomination. read more

October 31st – trick or treat?

October 31st – trick or treat?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Yes, it’s October 31st 2017, commonly called Hallowe’en, the day when people dress up in scary costumes and annoy their neighbours.

Martin Luther

Trick or treat? The sign should stay up by faith alone, but Brother Martin decided otherwise.

Everyone’s joining in the fun, and remembering their favourite German heretic (no, not Cardinal Marx).

Pope and Choco-Luther

Pope Francis with the Choco-Luther. “You may find this hard to swallow…”

Of course the Anglicans didn’t get in on the Hallowe’en larks until almost twenty years later, and indeed, Henry VIII, the man whose ideas on marriage (“divorce ’em, or if that doesn’t work, behead ’em”) anticipated Amoris Laetitia, was severely critical of Luther’s pranks. read more

POLISH FILM EXPOSES PERNICIOUS INFLUENCE OF MARTIN LUTHER

Polish Film Exposes Pernicious Influence of Martin Luther

“Luther and the Protestant Revolution” debuts Nov. 12 in Poland. The most surprising thing the filmmakers learned was Martin Luther’s profound influence on ‘Bismarck, Hitler and Honecker.

by David Nussman • ChurchMilitant • October 24, 2017

DETROIT – On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a Polish filmmaker is producing a film exposing the truth about Martin Luther, including his pernicious influence on dictators like Adolf Hitler and Erich Honecker. Catholic Grzegorz Braun is leading the creation of Luther and the Protestant Revolution, set to premiere on November 12 in Poland. read more

FAITH ALONE BEGOT REASON ALONE

FAITH ALONE BEGOT REASON ALONE

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant  •  October 30, 2017

Pope Leo XIII: “Rationalists [are] true children and inheritors of the older heretics”

Father Martin Luther’s subjective approach to supernatural truth, which he based on private interpretation of Scripture, led to the subjective approach to natural truth by Enlightenment philosophers, which they based on private interpretation of reason.

Pope Leo XIII connected Luther’s subjective approach to revealed truth with the similar approach taken by rationalists to reasoned truth. In his 1893 encyclical Providentissimus Deus, the Holy Father wrote: read more

Islam: A Giant Step Backwards for Humanity

Islam: A Giant Step Backwards for Humanity

WILLIAM KILPATRICK
10/31/17

One of the big mysteries of our day is how so many supposedly enlightened Catholics have managed to get it so wrong about Islam for so long. It’s understandable that in the 1960s, when the Islamic world was relatively quiescent, Catholics might entertain the high hopes for Islamic-Catholic relations expressed in Nostra Aetate. But this is 2017 and in the intervening half century a lot of water has passed under the bridge.

Given all that has transpired in the interim—9/11, daily terror attacks, the accelerating Islamization of Europe, and the development of nuclear weapons by Pakistan and Iran—it seems that Catholics deserve to know more about Islam than the brief treatment presented in Nostra Aetate or the even briefer treatment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Catechism’s forty-four words on the subject end with the reassurance that “together with us they [Muslims] adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day” (842). Unfortunately, that has been interpreted by a good many clergy and laymen to mean “go back to sleep and don’t worry about a thing.” To get an idea of how nonchalant the Church leadership has been about providing guidance on Islam, consider that the Catechism devotes about five times as much space to a discussion of man’s relationship with animals than it does to the Church’s relationship with Muslims. read more