POLISH PM WARNS EUROPE ABOUT ACCEPTING MORE MUSLIM MIGRANTS

Polish PM Warns Europe About Accepting More Muslim Migrants

Reacts to threats of sanctions for refusing migrants

[Mother of a recently-ordained priest who offers the traditional Latin Mass (see AQ angelqueen.org/2017/05/26/polish-prime-ministers-son-will-celebrate-in-the-tridentine-rite/ ]

by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • May 26, 2017

WARSAW, Poland – Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło tells Europe after the Manchester terrorist bombing, “Rise from your knees, from your lethargy or you will be crying over your children every day.”

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Who put the Ram in the Ramadamadingdong?

[Tickled my fancy – hat-tip FreeRepublic.com ]
www.michellesmirror.com/2017/05/who-put-ram-in-ramadamadingdong.html
by MOTUS A.D., May 27, 2017

Yesterday marked the official start of the holiday. Ours too of course, but I’m talking about Ramadan, the Muslims most holy holiday. It began at 6:00 PM.

To celebrate we grilled up some succulent BBQ pork ribs,

smothered in delicious Montgomery Inn Barbecue Sauce. (Which I used to have no problem finding around here until Kroger bought out our local gourmet grocery store and they stopped carrying it. So if anyone lives near Montgomery, OH…I need more sauce!) And we washed it all down with lots of good old American beer. [more photos at the link]

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Leadership of the Church “Very Disappointing”

Leadership of the Church “Very Disappointing”

en.news
5/27/17

According to Anna Silvas, lecturer for patristics at the University of New England, Australia, “a lot of bishops live in a sort of safety-first sort of zone.” For her “the generality of the leadership of the Church is very disappointing at the moment.” Talking to lifesitenews.com she added that she was “scandalised” about this.

Silvas also criticised, what she called, “affective papalism” and asks the question, “What happens when the Pope is disobedient to the [previous] Pope?”

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Good Peripheries and Bad Peripheries?

Good Peripheries and Bad Peripheries?

By Fr Reto Nay
en.news
5/27/17

During a Roman presentation of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s book “The Power of Silence”, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Papal Household, said, that “for the Church there is no such thing as peripheries; her heart is wherever a candle burns in front of a tabernacle.”

Nevertheless, Pope Francis often talks about peripheries. He is even referred to as “Pope of the Peripheries”. In this sense, Cardinal Sarah, who hails from a poor family in peripheral Muslim Guinea, must be called “Cardinal of the Peripheries”. But then we hear, that the liberal “Pope of the Peripheries” does not like the Catholic “Cardinal of the Peripheries”.

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Trump’s Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops “Are Wrong”

Trump’s Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops “Are Wrong”

en.news
5/27/17

President Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a lifelong Catholic, has defended the U.S. budget from claims from the Catholic bishops that it is “profoundly troubling”. On May 24th he said to The Charlotte Observer, “Respectfully, they are wrong.” He added, “We are not going to kick any deserving person off any meaningful program. And: “We are going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off of those [social] programs and get back in charge of their own lives.”

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Joke of the Day: There’s this Synod…

Joke of the Day: There’s this Synod…

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Louie Verrecchio
May 26, 2017

The Holy See has produced a Preparatory Document for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

Those looking for a mortification opportunity will find a careful read of this 11,000+ word tome more than sufficient. For the rest of you, I’ve taken the bullet and am offering here the following overview.

First, let’s not be naïve: If we learned anything in 2014-2015, it’s that the “God of Surprises” and his merry band of modernists already have an outcome in mind, and come Hell or high water, they aim to achieve it.

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Philippines: Islamic State jihadis capture and murder nine Christians [i.e., Catholics, R.i.P.]

Philippines: Islamic State jihadis capture and murder nine Christians [i.e., Catholics, R.i.P.]

MAY 26, 2017 BY ROBERT SPENCER

Did these Christians draw Muhammad? Did they poke the Muslims in the eye in some way? They must have provoked them, right? If we just stay quiet, we will be okay, right?

Actually, their crime was only to be Christian. Pope Francis is no doubt jetting to Marawi City as we speak, so as to explain to these jihad mass murderers that true Islam and the proper understanding of the Qur’an reject every form of violence.

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ITALY’S CATHOLICS PUSH BACK AGAINST GAY PRIDE PARADE

Italy’s Catholics Push Back Against Gay Pride Parade

Catholics planning public day of reparation receive no support from local clergy

by Juliana Freitag • ChurchMilitant • May 26, 2017

“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It’s up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church.” ~Ven. Abp. Fulton J. Sheen

Last week Catholics from Reggio Emilia in northern Italy decided to take action against the first-ever gay pride parade to take place in their town on June 3.

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DOES CANON LAW FORBID NO-FAULT DIVORCE?

Does Canon Law Forbid No-Fault Divorce?

Why order Catholics to get permission before divorcing if no one does so?

[Bai Macfarlane takes Ed Peters to the woodshed]

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • May 26, 2017 0 Comments

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The question whether Catholics who divorce must obtain permission from their bishop before they file is being debated by experienced canon lawyers, learned laypeople and Vatican officials.

Dr. Ed Peters, a widely respected canon lawyer, starts off his analysis of the issue by admitting that this requirement is written into the Church’s legal code. “Canons 1151–1155 of the Code of Canon Law state that Roman Catholics wishing to separate from their spouses must obtain ecclesiastical permission for the cessation of conjugal life,” says Peters.

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Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral

Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral

Doug Mainwaring

May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — On Sunday, May 21, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally welcomed homosexuals to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as part of a so-called “LGBT Pilgrimage.”

It’s unclear how many were expected to attend, but photographs of the event suggest a modest turnout for a New York City area event.

On his Facebook page, Fr. James Martin, SJ—lauded by Catholic dissident, Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, for showing “how the Rosary and the rainbow flag can peacefully meet each other,”—delivered a congratulatory message to the Cardinal, saying, “Bravo!”

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Belgian Bishops Claim That Copulating Remarried Divorcees Can Receive Communion

Belgian Bishops Claim That [Copulating] Remarried Divorcees Can Receive Communion

en.new
5/27/17

On Mai 24th, the Belgian bishops published a pastoral letter about the controversial document “Amoris Laetitia”. They write: “One cannot decree that all those [who are] divorced and remarried [as well as copulating] can be admitted to communion. Nor can one decree that they are all excluded.” The bishops ask for “pastoral decisions” based on the consciences of each person.

They seem not to be aware of the fact, that those “pastoral decisions” have been made by the Church. Civilly remarried divorcees have access to the sacraments if they abstain from sexual intercourse. Otherwise they eat their own judgment when receiving Holy Communion unlawfully (1 Cor 11,28).

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Cardinal Müller on Amoris Laetitia, Paul Ehrlich, Antonio Spadaro and the Three Dismissed Priests

Cardinal Müller on Amoris Laetitia, Paul Ehrlich, Antonio Spadaro and the Three Dismissed Priests

Maike Hickson
May 26, 2017

Yesterday, 25 May, the Catholic channel EWTN aired an interview of Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over which was conducted a week ago with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). In this interview – which was conducted in English – the German cardinal touches upon several important matters which are of interest to the larger Catholic world.

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Is Nothing Sacred? “New, Improved” Vulgate Promoted

www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/headline-news-articles/item/3214-the-nova-vulgata-has-the-vatican-officially-ditched-st-jerome-s-vulgate

[ to read entire article please click on link, above ]

REMNANT COMMENT: Of course, scripture tampering has been going on for a long time in the post-conciliar Church, revising Scripture being sort of the classic plaything of Modernists everywhere.  Nevertheless, I’d encourage scripture scholars to examine the latest versions of the Catholic Bible being quietly posted over at Vatican.va 

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Packing College of Cardinals

Packing College of Cardinals

From Quick Hits; by Phil Lawler | May 26, 2017

Only rarely do I agree with Father Thomas Reese, but his column for the National Catholic Reporter, on how Pope Francis is packing the College of Cardinals, is both informative (with lots of background about the College) and sensible: Francis stacks the College of Cardinals. The Pope is promoting prelates who share his outlook, rather than representatives of the largest archdioceses in the universal Church. Father Reese shares the Pope’s outlook, but has reservations about the prudence of this approach:

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Reading the Pope’s intentions

Reading the Pope’s intentions

From Quick Hits; by Phil Lawler | May 26, 2017

At Crux, John Allen has a profile of Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the new president of the Italian bishops’ conference: Meet the man who could define what a ‘Francis bishop’ means. That’s interesting enough in itself, but Allen adds a good deal of spice by explaining how, on his visit to Genoa this weekend, Pope Francis “may accent the impression in some quarters that Francis is trying to ‘roll back’ the legacy of his predecessors.” Look for the clue near the end of Allen’s column; it makes sense:

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