Monthly Archives: September 2018

Bishops who rehabilitated abusers because they ‘trusted psychologists’ are playing a blame game

Bree A. Dail

Bishops who rehabilitated abusers because they ‘trusted psychologists’ are playing a blame game

September 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – I recently came across a posting by author George Neumayr, who has spent the last few weeks trying to track down Cardinals McCarrick and Wuerl. In the video he posted, he stood outside Little Flower Church in Bethesda, Maryland with a small group of protesters who were seeking to speak to the priests gathered there for a meeting with the cardinal archbishop of Washington, D.C. read more

Islam isn’t Europe’s main problem, it’s leaders who’ve cast aside Christianity: Hungarian politician

Lianne Laurence

Islam isn’t Europe’s main problem, it’s leaders who’ve cast aside Christianity: Hungarian politician

DUBLIN, Ireland, September 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Europe will collapse under the current migration crisis if it does not reclaim its Christian identity, warned a member of Hungary’s national assembly.

“Christianity is at the center of our culture and of our civilization,” Márton Gyöngyösi told participants at Lumen Fidei’s A Conference on the Catholic Family in Dublin last month. The conference took place August 22-23 and included speakers such as Cardinal Raymond Burke (video address), Fr. Thomas Weinandy, Dr. Robert Royal, Dr. Gerard van den Aardweg, LifeSiteNews’ John-Henry Westen, John Smeaton, Edward Pentin, Bishop Athanasius Schneider (video address), and others. read more

FrankenPope makes yet another cryptic reference to ‘Great Accuser’ amid Vigano allegations

Dorothy Cummings McLean

FrankenPope makes yet another cryptic reference to ‘Great Accuser’ amid Vigano allegations

[Is His Humbless using the old propaganda technique of demonizing his enemies? – AQ Tom] 

VATICAN CITY, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – To Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s allegations, Pope Francis will say not a word. But on the theme of the Great Accuser, he has preached four times.

This morning, September 18, after preaching on the Gospel of the day – in which Jesus raises the son of the Widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17) – Francis shifted from thoughts on Christ’s compassion to those concerning His silence before the “Great Accuser.” read more

Atlanta archbishop [former USCCCP Prez]  invites pro-LGBTQUEER priest James Martin to speak in archdiocese [to pander to “them”]

Doug Mainwaring

Atlanta archbishop [former USCCCP Prez]  invites pro-LGBTQUEER priest James Martin to speak in archdiocese [to pander to “them”]

ATLANTA, Ga., September 17, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. archbishop has invited Fr. James Martin, SJ — the most outspoken proponent of the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church — to speak in his diocese.

“Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak,” said the Jesuit priest in a tweet, “so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Parish (the Jesuit parish) on Sat. Oct 20 and at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the morning of Sun. Oct 21.” read more

IT’S NOT ABOUT KIDS, STUPID

IT’S NOT ABOUT KIDS, STUPID

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 18, 2018

Abp. Viganò: McCarrick ‘corrupted generations of seminarians’

As the Harvey Weinsteins preyed upon young starlets in Hollywood, so too did the likes of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prey upon vulnerable seminarians.

The #MeToo movement in corporate America and #CatholicMeToo in the Catholic Church have two things in common:

  • Abuse of healthy adults by those who controlled their future
  • A systemic cover-up of such abuse by those closely associated with the abusers

Neither movement was sparked by widespread abuse of children or of dysfunctional adults. Movie producers in Hollywood took advantage of actors much like priestly formators in seminaries took advantage of their seminarians. read more

FrankenPope is no longer hiding his strategy for manipulating outcome of Youth Synod

Peter Kwasniewski

FrankenPope is no longer hiding his strategy for manipulating outcome of Youth Synod

[Including, according to Catholic World News,  FrankenPope’s recent granting authority to the Synod that its final documents become official magisterial teaching of the Church as well as allowing the Synod’s ongoing General Secretariat to implement such documents – just in time for the Youth Synod! – AQ Tom]

September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In addition to the delegates elected by the world’s episcopal conferences, the upcoming Synod on Youth has been given 39 special delegates appointed directly by Pope Francis. read more

Prelate laments Trump administration’s refugee limit

Prelate laments Trump administration’s refugee limit  [USCCCP: Never-Trumpers? – AQ Tom] Catholic World News – 9/18/18 Editor’s Note: The Trump administration will cap refugee admissions at 30,000 in 2019—the lowest level since the refugee program’s inception in 1980. The announcement, said Bishop Joe Vásquez, the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Migration, “is deeply disturbing and leaves many human lives in danger. To cut off protection for many who are fleeing persecution, at a time of unprecedented global humanitarian need, contradicts who we are as a nation.”

“Quaerere Deum.” Twelve Years Ago On the Dot, the September 12 of the Church of Benedict

“Quaerere Deum.” Twelve Years Ago On the Dot, the September 12 of the Church of Benedict

Dreher

Sandro Magister – 9/19/18

That “The Benedict Option” is truly “the most important religious book of the decade” – as David Brooks predicted in the “New York Times” – is now beyond a doubt, seeing how the discussion it has generated has come to involve even the highest levels of the Catholic Church.

In presenting this book last week in the chamber of deputies of the Italian republic, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Joseph Ratzinger’s secretary before and after his resignation from the papacy, in fact did not hesitate to bring to the field the two most recent popes, because – he said – “even Benedict XVI from the moment of his resignation conceived of himself as an elderly monk who feels it his duty to dedicate himself above all to prayer for Mother Church, for his successor Francis and for the Petrine ministry instituted by Christ himself.” read more

BABY-KILLERS 3.0!

As the Mid-Term Elections fast approach us here in the USA, it seems wise to expose the left-wing democrats for what they really are – baby-killers They will use the term “woman’s right to choose” instead of its real meaning which is a “woman’s right to kill the baby either in or out of her womb.” They will also use the promises of “protecting the environment” and “getting rid of plastics in the ocean” as part of their party’s platform – meant to disguise the fact of what they’re really after – which is to deny the fundamental right-to-life of the most innocent of God’s creatures among us. And, let there be no doubt among those who call themselves Catholic that Almighty God creates human life – parents only provide the “material” for the nativity of a child. This does not mean that we should not be good stewards of the resources God has provided – the bible parable of the good steward should be enough to convince us of that But Human life is sacred as the following shows most clearly: read more

Vienna Cardinal Schönborn “Blessed” A Sodomite  “Partnership”

BREAKING: Vienna Cardinal Schönborn “Blessed” A Sodomite  “Partnership”

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en.news – 9/19/18

The most notorious Austrian homosexual Gery Keszler, 55, revealed on September 4 that Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, 73, “blessed” his gay concubinage.

Keszler is the founder of the Vienna Life Ball, Europe’s biggest gay propaganda show. He is a personal friend of Schönborn. They regularly meet for tête-à-tête dinners. In December 2017, both organised a gay propaganda event inside Vienna cathedral.

The shock revelation was made by Keszler during a public conversation with pro-gay Bishop Benno Elbs of Feldkirch, Austria. The meeting was organised by the diocese and published as a video. read more

FrankenPope Boosts Authority of the Synod of Bishops

FrankenPope Boosts Authority of the Synod of Bishops In new apostolic constitution, the Holy Father gives the body new powers including applying magisterial authority to a synod’s final document. [Hat-tip to BigPulpit.com ] Edward Pentin – National Catholic Register – 9/18/18

Pope Francis has increased the authority of the Synod of Bishops, making it similar though not identical to a legislative parliamentary body that aims to strengthen the involvement of the “people of God” and “further promote dialogue and collaboration” between bishops, and between bishops and the Pope.

In a new apostolic constitution entitled Episcopalis communio (Episcopal Communion), signed on Sept. 15 and made public on Tuesday, the Pope explained how he wished to make the Synod of Bishops a “permanent central body, outside the dicasteries of the Roman Curia” and able to manifest bishops’ concerns for the “needs of the People of God and communion among all the Churches.” read more

Novena to Saint Michael Sept 20 – 28

St. Michael the Archangel Novena September 20th – 28th

O Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His people, I turn to thee with confidence and seek thy powerful intercession.
For the love of God, Who made thee so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear my prayer.
Thou knoweth the value of my soul in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure its beauty. Help me to conquer the evil spirit who tempts me. I desire to imitate thy loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and thy great love for God and men. And since thou art God’s messenger for the care of His people, I entrust to thee this special request: read more

Three New Chicago Auxiliary Bishops Are All Graduates of the Same “Pink Palace” Class of 1994

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Three New Chicago Auxiliary Bishops Are All Graduates of the Same “Pink Palace” Class of 1994

Newly ordained Bishops Mark Bartosic, Robert Casey and Ronald Hicks

Yesterday, Cardinal Cupich ordained three new auxiliary bishops for Chicago – Mark Bartosic, Robert Casey and Ronald Hicks.

They have much in common.

All have solid resumes in parish, missionary and organizational work. Bishop Hicks is currently and will remain Vicar General of the Chicago archdiocese.

All are fluent in Spanish and have worked with Hispanic parishes and Hispanic Catholic organizations in the Chicago area.

They all appear to be firmly aligned with the “social justice’ wing of the Catholic priesthood, especially and unsurprisingly as it relates to Central America and Hispanic issues in general. read more

US bishops’ silence on meeting with FrankenPope could put their credibility on sex abuse at risk

Diane Montagna

US bishops’ silence on meeting with FrankenPope could put their credibility on sex abuse at risk

ANALYSIS

ROME, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Have the jocular images and low-key statements of US Bishops following their meeting with Pope Francis last week set back their attempts to address the grave situation in the Church, especially the handling of sexual abuse cases by bishops?

The details that have been revealed of the bishops’ meeting with Francis last Thursday give no indication that they addressed the extent of the McCarrick coverup or the need for an investigation into the troubling allegations against the Pope contained in Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s testimony. read more