Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wreckovation of a cathedral in the name of “restoration” and “inculturization”

[Wreckovation of a cathedral in the name of “restoration” and “inculturization”]

From Gloria.TV News for 11/30/17

The National Catholic Register praised the “Victorian beauty” of Saint Andrews’s Cathedral in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.

The church originally contained an elaborate Victorian Gothic high altar.

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After Second Vatican Council, the altar was replaced by this.

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The National Catholic Register had the gall to claim that this awful dilapidation “seeks to remain faithful to the Victorian period in which the cathedral was built” while using “native symbol and design [in the new altar and stained glass windows to] reflect the process of inculturization [of] Canadian west coast native mythology”: read more

STOP Pro-Abortion “Internships” at Fordham University. Protest Now.

STOP Pro-Abortion “Internships” at Fordham University. Protest Now.

TFP Student Action
November 30, 2017

Fordham University in New York City – a “Catholic” institution – currently features Planned Parenthood on its web site under “internships and job opportunities” for students.

Other anti-family advocacy groups listed by the university include the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC), Amnesty International, and GLAAD.

Sign your petition to remove these pro-abortion listings. Your instant protest will go to the president of the university, Fr. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, urging him to remove every pro-abortion group listed by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department. read more

“The Dictator Pope”: Mysterious New Book Looks “Behind the Mask” of Frankenpope

“The Dictator Pope”: Mysterious New Book Looks “Behind the Mask” of Frankenpope

November 30, 2017

A remarkable new book about the Francis papacy is set to be released in English this coming Monday, December 4th, after an Italian debut earlier this month that is rumored to have made quite a splash in Rome. Entitled, The Dictator Pope, it is described on the Amazon pre-order page as “The inside story of the most tyrannical and unprincipled papacy of modern times.”

The book promises a look “behind the mask” of Francis, the alleged “genial man of the people,” revealing how he “consolidated his position as a dictator who rules by fear and has allied himself with the most corrupt elements in the Vatican to prevent and reverse the reforms that were expected of him.” read more

THE REMNANT TURNS 50: Catholic Poland & No Enemies on the Right

THE REMNANT TURNS 50: Catholic Poland & No Enemies on the Right

TheRemnantvideo
Published on Nov 30, 2017

From down in the catacombs, Michael Matt addresses recent friendly-fire attacks against The Remnant, arguing that social media is driving us all a little crazy.

Plus:
– Tens of thousands pray the rosary at the borders of Ireland
– Poland hosts the largest prayer gathering in Europe–Rosary at the Borders.
– Sunday is to once again become a day of rest in Poland
– A Catholic race car driver makes a powerful statement
– The Remnant celebrates fifty years in operation
– A 40-year-old video surfaces in The Remnant archive to remind us of how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go. read more

POLISH CATHOLICS PUSH BACK AGAINST BLASPHEMY

Polish Catholics Push Back Against Blasphemy

by David Nussman • ChurchMilitant • November 30, 2017

Backlash to liberal [Jesuit] America Magazine causes Catholic site to remove crass image

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant) – A Polish Catholic website is under heavy fire after reprinting an article from America Magazine that blasphemes the Mother of God.

The original article was published August 3 in the Jesuit-run magazine, where Fr. James Martin is editor-at-large. Polish website Deon.pl released a Polish-language version this Monday. read more

BELGIAN CATHOLIC PROFESSOR: PRO-LIFE SITUATION IN BELGIUM ‘TOTAL MESS AND A DISASTER’

Belgian Catholic Professor: Pro-Life Situation in Belgium ‘Total Mess and a Disaster’

“I am proud of the firm position that I defend as a human being, as a philosopher and as a Catholic, for the honor of God and the protection of our most vulnerable brethren.”

by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • November 30, 2017

LOUVAIN, Belgium (ChurchMilitant) – A Belgian Catholic professor is lecturing on pro-life and freedom of speech issues throughout Europe after being suspended for upholding Church teaching on abortion. read more

FALSELY ACCUSED SPANISH PRIESTS RETURN TO MINISTRY

Falsely Accused [Spanish] Priests Return to Ministry

Catholics have every right to defend the Church against wild, untrue and unfair attacks against priests and bishops

by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant • November 30, 2017

Court orders one accuser to pay court costs after false account dismissed

GRANADA, Spain (ChurchMilitant) – After a long battle over false accusations of sexual abuse, three Spanish priests are returning to ministry.

The archdiocese of Granada has announced the Vatican is lifting its precautionary suspension of Fr. Román Martínez and two other priests associated with the case. read more

The Pope’s silence on the Rohingya: prudent diplomacy or moral lapse?

The Pope’s silence on the Rohingya: prudent diplomacy or moral lapse?

By Phil Lawler | Nov 30, 2017

During his stay in Myanmar, Pope Francis did not mention the brutal treatment of the Rohingya minority. Was that a mistake? Was it a failure of moral leadership? It’s not easy to answer those questions.

The persecution of the Rohingya is, by all reliable accounts, a gross violation of human rights. We expect the Roman Pontiff to defend human rights, and to denounce such violations. On the other hand, the Pope had been warned—by prelates in Myanmar, who presumably know the situation much better than we do—that if he spoke forthrightly about the Rohingya he would very likely inflame the passions of the militants and prompt them to redouble their efforts to wipe out the Muslim minority. read more

Cardinal Burke: “Perhaps We Have Arrived At The End Times”

Cardinal Burke: “Perhaps We Have Arrived At The End Times”

en.news
11/30/17

“The Church itself seems to be confused” about the most fundamental teachings of Christ according to Cardinal Raymond Burke. He believes therefore that “perhaps we have arrived at the end times”.

Talking to the Catholic Herald ( www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/december-1st-2017/perhaps-we-have-arrived-at-the-end-times-an-interview-with-cardinal-burke/ ) he also addressed the question of a formal correction of Amoris Laetitia, “The whole question is still to be determined as to how to go forward.” read more

Some Clergymen Lose Faith But Continue Career

Some Clergymen Lose Faith But Continue Career

en.news
11/30/17

Lay Catholics who lose the faith, stop practicing and disappear from the Church – “unless they are Church employees”, Father Ray Blake notices on his MaryMagdalen.blogspot website [When we lose faith].

According to Blake, clergymen who stop believing but carry on “in many cases become even more concerned about developing their own careers”.

Blake underlines that when the faith goes, so too do the other theological virtues, hope and charity, “The result is people who are depressed and bitter or cruel or those who are aggressively destructive of faith”. read more

(Pro-)Sodomite Priest Named Bishop

(Pro-)Sodomite Priest Named Bishop

en.news
11/30/17

Pope Francis appointed Father Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva, 49, on November 20 as an auxiliary bishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentinia. García will be consecrated in March 2018.

In August 2012, García baptized the children of the homosexual TV celebrity Roberto Carlos Trinidad, who lives in a gay pseudo-marriage with a dentist. The twins were born by a surrogate mother.

The baptism made it on national news on Argentinian television.

Could Catholic actor Eduardo Verastegui be the next President of Mexico?

Could Catholic actor Eduardo Verastegui be the next President of Mexico?

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 28, 2017 / (CNA).- Several Mexican media outlets reported on Nov. 24 that Eduardo Verastegui, internationally known Catholic actor and producer, could be a serious candidate in the country’s 2018 presidential elections.

“Eduardo Verastegui could be the Social Encounter Party candidate in 2018” an El Universal headline read.

On the same day, El Debate led with “Eduardo Verastegui, a candidate for the presidency in 2018?” read more

Pro-Life Advocate Gabriella Gambino Joins Cardinal Farrell’s Vatican Team

Pro-Life Advocate Gabriella Gambino Joins Cardinal Farrell’s Vatican Team

A Vatican source describes the mother of five, who is a professor at the John Paul II Theological Institute in Rome, as ‘very competent, strongly pro-life and in line with the magisterium.’

[“How much influence Gambino will have on its pro-life area will therefore be dependent on the head of the dicastery,” Cardinal Farrell, who has said that priests have no role to play in marriage preparation, because they have “no credibility in this area” and has endorsed Jesuit James Martin’s pro-sodomite book.] read more

The silencing of the orthodox faithful: a cancer in the Body of Christ

The silencing of the orthodox faithful: a cancer in the Body of Christ

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth part of an in-depth essay by author and painter Michael D. O’Brien on the coming Great Apostasy. We are publishing it over five days, and then will provide a link to the full text. The first part is here, the second part here, and the third part here.

November 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholics in North America and Western Europe live in near schizoid churches that would exhort us to avoid a so-called “Phariseeism,” while omitting the call to repentance. A very large number of dioceses, parishes, and religious orders promote false splits in the mind and heart, positing that truth and mercy are in conflict with each other, that justice and mercy are relativistic free-floating concepts uncoupled from the foundation, from the One who is Justice and Mercy itself, that doctrine and pastoral practice need not be consistent, and that the authentic exercise of spiritual authority is authoritarianism. The massive corruption of the Church’s evangelical mission by dissident theologians, and those whom they shape, vastly outweighs the faults of the pietistic among us, who are a very small minority—I would say tiny, perhaps even proportionally microscopic. Decade after decade we have seen our churches transformed according to a false interpretation of Vatican II, the liturgy often made into a man-centered social ritual, have seen the magnificent teachings of our previous Popes ignored or refuted, or mutated and misapplied. We who live at the grass roots level in such national churches have experienced the marginalization of the faithful Catholic, have suffered silently under countless vehement homilies against Phariseeism that equate it with orthodoxy, while at the same time we have received minimal solid teaching from pulpits in a majority of dioceses. read more

Australian Senate votes to legalize same-sex ‘marriage’

Australian Senate votes to legalize same-sex ‘marriage’

Religious freedom clauses were rejected by the upper house.

[The sodomite juggernaut rolls on down under]

Fr. Mark Hodges

SYDNEY, Australia, November 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Australian Senate passed a bill today to legalize homosexual “marriage,” but it turned down conservative efforts to amend the bill that would allow religious business owners such as bakers, florists, and musicians to opt out of participating in same-sex weddings. read more