Chicago Archbishop Commits Sacrilege?

[Which begs the question: Who appointed him archbishop?] Chicago Archbishop Commits Sacrilege? Archbishop Blase Cupich allows non-Catholic Governor to receive Holy Communion by Michael Voris • April 24, 2015 http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/chicago-archbishop-commits-sacrilege CHICAGO, April 24, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com)—Eyewitness reports as well as television footage clearly prove that Illinois governor Bruce Rauner received Holy Communion at Cardinal George's Read more [...]

Priest: I’ll never ‘profane’ the sacraments by following Kasper’s proposal, no matter who tells me to do it

Priest: I’ll never ‘profane’ the sacraments by following Kasper’s proposal, no matter who tells me to do it Maike Hickson https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/priest-ill-never-profane-the-sacraments-by-following-kaspers-proposal-no-ma April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Unto the encouragement of those loyal parts of the Catholic Church that are keenly concerned about the rise and growing influence of Walter Cardinal Kasper and his lenient proposals to slacken the Church's discipline Read more [...]

Pressure mounts as Catholic Relief Services fails to act on VP in gay ‘marriage’

As expected, CRS' sister agency in the USCCCP, Catholic News Service, has nothing about this scandal; unexpectedly, neither does The Wanderer(!?) although it does carry the Vatican Radio paean to Pope Francis on his name day: "Pope is a modern-day St George fighting the forces of evil" http://thewandererpress.com/breaking/pope-is-a-modern-day-st-george-fighting-the-forces-of-evil/ Pressure mounts as Catholic Relief Services fails to act on VP in gay ‘marriage’ Lisa Bourne https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pressure-mounts-as-catholic-relief-services-fails-to-act-on-vp-in-gay-marri BALTIMORE, Read more [...]

Cardinal Burke criticizes German cardinal’s ‘ridiculous’ claim that German Church is not a ‘subsidiary of Rome’

Cardinal Burke criticizes German cardinal’s ‘ridiculous’ claim that German Church is not a ‘subsidiary of Rome’ Maike Hickson https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-criticizes-german-cardinals-ridiculous-claim-that-german-chu ROME, April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview today with the prominent German newspaper, Die Welt, Cardinal Raymond Burke criticized Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who suggested German Catholic dioceses are not a “subsidiary of Rome” on Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’ Ben Johnson https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hillary-clinton-religious-beliefs-that-oppose-abortion-have-to-be-changed NEW YORK CITY, April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn or prohibit abortion-on-demand “have to be changed.” “Yes, we've cut the maternal mortality rate Read more [...]

Novena to Saint Monica April 25-May 3

O exemplary mother of the great St. Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son, not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to Heaven. Intercede for all mothers today, that they may learn to draw their children to God. Teach them to remain close to their children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astay. Dear St. Monica, troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime, yet you never despaired or lost faith. With Read more [...]

A Telling Remark on the Holy Shroud of Turin

I apply to the Shroud (changing one word) Flannery O'Connor's reply to fellow Catholic(?) novelist Mary McCarthy's comment that she had moved beyond her childish misunderstanding of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to now thinking of it as a symbol: If it’s a symbol forgery, to hell with it. A Telling Remark on the Holy Shroud of Turin by Christopher A. Ferrara April 23, 2015 http://www.fatimaperspectives.com/sv/perspective726.asp An exhibition of the Holy Shroud of Turin Read more [...]

It is not “gossip” to have concerns over the Synod

It is not “gossip” to have concerns over the Synod April 24, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/it-is-not-gossip-to-have-concerns-over-the-synod/ So says Christopher Ferrara in the video below. Certainly he is known as a most outspoken traditional Catholic, but what he says is neither traditional nor liberal, neo-Catholic nor orthodox. It is simply the truth. It is not a gossip to express concern over public events! It is not gossip to have Read more [...]

Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko): Illusion of the past and negative stereotypes prevent rapprochement with the UGCC [Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church]

[From Ukrainian Orthodox to Catholic?] Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko): Illusion of the past and negative stereotypes prevent rapprochement with the UGCC [Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church] 9 April 2015 http://risu.org.ua/en/index/expert_thought/interview/59686/ In the first days of April, the council of Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy of the UAOC led by Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko) adopted a resonant ruling: “Turn to His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav and Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Read more [...]

The Truth That Dare Not Speak Its Name — Catholic Teachings on Homosexuality?

The Truth That Dare Not Speak Its Name — Catholic Teachings on Homosexuality? Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and other Church authorities speak with the Register about how to discuss this sensitive issue in contemporary America by JUDY ROBERTS 04/24/2015 http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-truth-that-dare-not-speak-its-name-catholic-teachings-on-homosexuality/#ixzz3YFe1iwFL PHILADELPHIA — Failure to celebrate homosexuality has become a 21st-century “hate crime,” Read more [...]

Liberation theology not only created by KGB, but by Russo-Orthodox Patriarch Kirill himself

Explosive claim: liberation theology not only created by KGB, but by [Russo-Orthodox] Patriarch Kirill himself April 24, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/explosive-claim-liberation-theology-not-only-created-by-kgb-but-by-patriarch-kirill-himself/ WOW! So……on a certain level, this makes a great deal of sense. First, the fact that Kirill was an agent of the KGB – this is almost certain. The KGB and internal security service (GRU) penetrated Read more [...]

What the Heck Is Wrong with these Neo-Catholics!

What the Heck Is Wrong with these Neo-Catholics! Written by Michael Matt | Editor 4/20/15 http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/1701-what-the-heck-is-wrong-with-these-people "Stop it, Man, and give that back to the Dominicans! You've got to be Catholic to wear that!" To repeat our question from last week: Did you ever think the abomination of desolation would be this embarrassing? Good for them. It's the Bee Gees we're worried about. Why? Well, as my Read more [...]

Decline into Silence

Decline into Silence By Daniel McInerny Friday, April 24 2015 http://www.thecatholicthing.org/2015/04/24/decline-into-silence/ In the past year and a half, three of our most prominent Catholic literary critics – Dana Gioia, Gregory Wolfe, and Paul Elie – have been engaged in a debate about the state of Catholic literature in the English-speaking world. Though this debate is of special interest to Catholics with a love of literature and the arts, the stakes involved should interest every Read more [...]

Loyola Says Hosting Transgender Actress is “Integral” to Their “Jesuit, Catholic Identity”

Loyola Says Hosting Transgender Actress is "Integral" to Their "Jesuit, Catholic Identity" Posted by matthew archbold at 4/23/2015 http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2015/04/loyola-says-hosting-transgender-actress.html Now, we've all seen it quite often where a Catholic college invites some pro-abortion politican or notable celebrity that has said terrible anti-Catholic things. When pressed, the administration usually says something about "academic freedom." Now, academic freedom Read more [...]

Please, just stata zitt’ already!

Please, just stata zitt’ already! Louie Verrecchio April 23, 2015 https://harvestingthefruit.com/stata-zitt-already/ Remember when the Communications Director for the Basilian Fathers, Fr. Timothy Scott, sent out a Tweet suggesting that Cardinal Burke “STFU” back in February? A lot of people were outraged by it, and they should have been. Even so, I must admit that while I found Fr. Scott’s Tweet outrageous too, it wasn’t so much by what he said, but how and why he said it. If Read more [...]

Synod. A Letter Almost from the Ends of the Earth

Synod. A Letter Almost from the Ends of the Earth This time from Australia and Papua New Guinea: “Holy Father, do not limit yourself to listening but say also what you think, in the assembly and outside. And then decide” by Sandro Magister http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1351036?eng=y ROME, April 24, 2015 – The procedures and their supervision are key factors for conducting a synod. This was seen in the first of the two sessions of the synod on the family, last October: > Read more [...]

The Church of Everybody — But You

The Church of Everybody -- But You 4/23/15 http://corbiniansbear.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-church-of-everybody-but-you.html The natural response to the killings by by Muslim terrorists is sympathy for the victims. No one of the victims is more or less valuable than another. Even so, what are we, as Catholics, to make of Pope Francis making no distinction between Catholics and non-Catholics in his "ecumenism of blood?" Granted, drawing fine distinctions would be awkward in a sympathy message, Read more [...]

Ten Republicans Join Democrats to Back Pro-Abortion Obama AG Nominee Loretta Lynch

"With [Republicans] like these, who needs [the Democrats]?" Ten Republicans Join Democrats to Back Pro-Abortion Obama AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Steven Ertelt Apr 23, 2015 | http://www.lifenews.com/2015/04/23/ten-republicans-join-democrats-to-back-pro-abortion-obama-ag-nominee-loretta-lynch/ Ten Republicans today joined Senate Democrats to approve the nomination of pro-abortion Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. The Senate has had Lynch’s nomination pending for weeks but it has Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 25

Martyrology-April 25th Roman Martyrology-April 25th-on this date in various years- At Rome, the Greater Litanies at St. Peter's. At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Mark the Evangelist, disciple and interpreter of the apostle St. Peter. He wrote his gospel at the request of the faithful at Rome, and taking it with him, proceeded to Egypt and founded a church at Alexandria, where he was the first to preach Christ. Afterwards, being arrested for the faith, he was bound, dragged over stones, Read more [...]

Vatican has not decided on proposed French ambassador, agency reports

Vatican has not decided on proposed French ambassador, agency reports Catholic World News - April 23, 2015 The Vatican has not yet made a decision regarding the appointment of a new ambassador from France to the Holy See, the respected Roman news agency I Media reports. Contrary to rumors that have circulated widely in the French and Italian media, the Vatican has not rejected the nomination of Laurent Stefanini, who is described as a “discrete” homosexual, I Media reports. The Read more [...]

A priest’s response to the gay activist who tried to silence a Catholic teacher for opposing his agenda

A priest’s response to the gay activist who tried to silence a Catholic teacher for opposing his agenda https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/a-priests-response-to-the-gay-activist-who-tried-to-silence-a-catholic-teac Editor’s note: On April 2, Father Peter West, a Catholic priest and pro-life leader, wrote an open letter at MyCentralJersey.com to Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon defending Catholic teacher Patricia Jannuzzi after she was suspended by her Catholic school for criticizing Read more [...]

Bishop intervenes to block lecture by Sister Jeannine Gramick in North Carolina

But she and her ilk are now welcome at the Vatican: "New Ways Ministry’s LGBT Catholic Pilgrims Get VIP Seats at Papal Audience" https://newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/new-ways-ministrys-lgbt-catholic-pilgrims-get-vip-seats-at-papal-audience/ Bishop intervenes to block lecture by Sister Jeannine Gramick in North Carolina Catholic World News - April 23, 2015 A Catholic parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, has cancelled a scheduled talk by a nun whose advocacy for homosexuals Read more [...]

German bishops’ report: laity want change in Church teaching

[Their idea of leadership: Follow the herd, or hold your finger in the air to determine which way the wind is blowing] German bishops' report: laity want change in Church teaching Catholic World News - April 23, 2015 The German Catholic bishops’ conference has made public a report on a survey of the faithful in preparation for the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, finding a “gap between the lived reality of families and our communities” and the teachings of the Church. The Read more [...]

*Religious Freedom* In Germany? Catholic School Dumps Lesbian Principal

[Nonetheless: "German bishops mull allowing Church employees to live in same-sex relationships" by Hilary White (see comment below)] *Religious Freedom* In Germany? Catholic School Dumps Lesbian Principal After the head of a kindergarten near Munich announced plans to tie the knot with her girlfriend, her work contract was terminated. LGBT activists (and parents) are outraged. Heiner Effern (2015-04-23) http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/-religious-freedom-in-germany-catholic-school-dumps-lesbian-principal/lgbt-discrimination-employment-caritas-church-religion/c3s18668/#.VTlCBrnVAqQ ​HOLZKIRCHEN Read more [...]

What Catholic England would look like today

What Catholic England would look like today by Dominic Selwood posted Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/april-24th-2015/what-catholic-england-would-look-like-today/ If the English Reformation had never happened our cathedrals would blaze with colour, our monasteries would house the homeless and our nation would be less gloomy Audio Player The 19-year-old King Henry VIII took to the field arrayed in cloth of gold and blue velvet, all spangled with golden Read more [...]

SF Archbishop Backs Out of Saturday’s March for Marriage in DC

[In response to reading the Vatican "tea leaves" or the Kansas City "election returns"?] SF Archbishop Backs Out of Saturday's March for Marriage in DC Thursday Apr 23, 2015 http://www.edgeboston.com/news/news/175966 Saturday's "March for Marriage" in Washington, D.C. organized by the National Organization for Marriage will have one less high profile speaker at the podium Saturday. According to a statement released by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archbishop Savatore Cordileone will Read more [...]

The Apotheosis of Pope Francis: “A modern-day St George fighting the forces of evil”

[The Apotheosis of Pope Francis:] "A modern-day St George fighting the forces of evil" Monsignor Karcher standing next to the newly-elected Pope Francis - RV 23/04/2015 http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/04/23/pope_is_a_modern-day_st_george_fighting_the_forces_of_evil/1139098 (Vatican Radio) Monsignor Guillermo Karcher is an Argentinian priest and pontifical usher and has known the Pope for over 20 years. It was he who held Pope Francis’ microphone when he addressed his first words Read more [...]

Notre Dame’s Father Jenkins Joins with Divisive Journalist for Conference on Polarization in the Church in the US

Notre Dame’s Father Jenkins Joins with Divisive Journalist for Conference on Polarization [in the Church in the US] April 23, 2015 | By Justin Petrisek | http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4150/Notre-Dame%e2%80%99s-Father-Jenkins-Joins-with-Divisive-Journalist-for-Conference-on-Polarization.aspx#sthash.CCWUW8h6.dpuf The University of Notre Dame has invited divisive journalist Michael Sean Winters to serve on a panel with Notre Dame Read more [...]

Nincompoop in Charge Falls All Over Himself [Obama apologizes for the killing of two hostages in Afghan operation*]

I will not let this Jerk shower the American people with his version of what happened.* What he should have said in his recently concluded news briefing on the killing of two AID workers is this: "War is hell and mistakes are made but we targeted an Al Quaeda hideout in which the Al Quaeda murderers hid two innocent AID workers, They did this order to make a publicity stunt implying that it was the fault of the US that innocent lives were taken in the fog of war. No, it was the fault of the terrorists Read more [...]

The New Homophiles vs. St. Aelred on Spiritual Friendship

The New Homophiles vs. St. Aelred on Spiritual Friendship Deacon Jim Russell 4/23/15 http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-new-homophiles-vs-st-aelred-on-spiritual-friendship The New Homophiles [casual and androgynous-looking?] Gay St. Aelred? “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.…” When Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick closes the classic film Casablanca with these memorable words, there is no mistaking what he means. Rick and Louie anticipate Read more [...]

Vatican Again Supports Force in Combating Islamic State Group

["We will dialogue them to death"] - Declaration of 22 April 2015 by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Make space for dialogue with Muslims, now more than ever http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/04/pontifical-council-for-interreligious.html Vatican Again Supports Force in Combating Islamic State Group John Burger 4/22/15 http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/article/vatican-again-supports-force-in-combating-islamic-state-group-6471951400828928 A high-ranking Vatican official Read more [...]

Ofsted [the British "Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills"] chides Catholic primary for ‘not teaching enough’ about different forms of adult relationships

[Nonetheless, the agency praised the school for some improvement with a new non-Catholic headteacher] Ofsted [the British "Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills"] chides Catholic primary for ‘not teaching enough’ about different forms of adult relationships 22 April 2015 by Christopher Lamb http://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/1994/0/ofsted-chides-catholic-primary-for-not-teaching-enough-about-different-forms-of-adult-relationships Government inspectors have Read more [...]

In the crosshairs …

Interesting to see Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Cordileone and Bishop Finn together in this photo taken less than a year ago.

Might there be something they have in common that could have caused their recent troubles?

Traditional Ordinations

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 24

Martyrology-April 24th Roman Martyrology-April 24th-on this date in various years- At Gruch in Switzerland, St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He was sent there to preach the Catholic faith, but was put to death by the heretics. He was numbered among the holy martyrs by the Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict XIV. At Rome, St. Sabas, a military officer, who bravely confessed Christ before the judge when he was accused of visiting the Christians Read more [...]

Scandalous Commencement Honors Announced at Eight Catholic Colleges

Scandalous Commencement Honors Announced at Eight Catholic Colleges April 22, 2015 | By Kimberly Scharfenberger | http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4149/Scandalous-Commencement-Honors-Announced-at-Eight-Catholic-Colleges.aspx At least eight Catholic colleges have announced scandalous speakers or honorees at their 2015 commencement ceremonies, according to The Cardinal Newman Society’s annual review of college graduations. Many Read more [...]

The real story of Bishop Finn’s tenure in Kansas City

The real story of Bishop Finn’s tenure in Kansas City April 22, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/the-real-story-of-bishop-finns-tenure-in-kansas-city/ Since Bishop Robert Finn resigned – or was forced to resign – from his episcopal see in Kansas City, MO on Monday, he has once again been exposed to all manner of vicious attacks and outright calumnies. Certainly there is some room for disappointment in Bishop Finn’s handling of matters Read more [...]

A simple schism: Hesburgh’s death “A New Beginning” for Notre Dame?

A simple schism: Hesburgh's death "A New Beginning" for Notre Dame? By Tom O'Toole 4/20/15 http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/150420 Our mission is to serve the Lady that our university is named after, and to manifest the Faith She represents. -University of Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick The difficulties in the theoretical framework advanced by Fr. Hesburgh [in] Land O'Lakes is that [he] ascribes to the university a competence [Notre Dame] would deny to the Magisterium...the Read more [...]

Thomas More, Villain

Thomas More, Villain What Wolf Hall Means for Religious Freedom by Mark Movsesian 4 . 21 . 2015 http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/04/thomas-more-villain When it comes to up-market historical fiction, nobody delivers like the Tudors. There’s so much entertainment value in that Renaissance dynasty: royalty; costumes; cool accents; lust and murder; political and religious intrigue; the works—plus enough history to make you feel virtuous for watching. In the 1930s, studios Read more [...]

Novena to St. Joseph the Workman April 22-30

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain the grace for me to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations; to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to develop by means of labor the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties; to work above all with purity of Read more [...]

Pope laments devaluation of ‘stable and generative covenant’ of marriage

In view of the machinations at/of/about His Holiness' Synod on the Family, Pope Francis' statement reminds me of Pope Paul VI's "From some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the sanctuary of God": Pope laments devaluation of ‘stable and generative covenant’ of marriage Catholic World News - April 22, 2015 Pope Francis spoke about the complementarity of the sexes and the covenant of marriage in his April 22 weekly general audience. “Man and woman are of the same substance Read more [...]

Marin nuns walk out of school to protest gay-rights group

[Hat-tip to New Oxford Review] Marin nuns walk out of school to protest gay-rights group The nuns at Marin Catholic High in Kentfield walked out their classes in protest over gay non-profit sponsoring anti-bullying Day of Silence. By Matier & Ross | April 21, 2015 | http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Marin-nuns-walk-out-of-school-to-protest-6214898.php The divisions within the Bay Area’s Catholic community over gay rights hit Marin Catholic High School full force Read more [...]

Nearly Half of German Priests Don’t Pray or Go to Confession

[Do they preach what they practice?] Nearly Half of German Priests Don’t Pray or Go to Confession by Rodney Pelletier • April 21, 2015 http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/nearly-half-of-german-priests-dont-pray-or-go-to-confession A shocking new study shows nearly half of the priests in Germany don’t pray daily or go to confession. The study, authorized by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Germany, was conducted between 2012 and 2014, questioning nearly 8,600 individuals, Read more [...]

Pro-life Black Hermits Face Eviction from Diocese by Bishop Who Previously Welcomed Them

[Nonetheless, His Excellency is on good terms and meets with the local chapter of ACTA (A Call to Action), a group of dissenting clergy and laity] Pro-life Black Hermits Face Eviction from Diocese by Bishop Who Previously Welcomed Them by Christine Niles • April 21, 2015 http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/black-hermits-face-eviction#.VTegYcYynj4.twitter A small group of English Catholic hermits are being evicted from their home. The Black Hermits—consisting of two Read more [...]

Dutch archdiocese, lay Catholics at odds over parish consolidations

Dutch archdiocese, lay Catholics at odds over parish consolidations By Jonathan Luxmoore Posted: 4/21/2015 WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- When Catholics compare their cardinal's actions to those of Islamic State militants, it is hard to dialogue with them, said a spokesman for a Dutch archdiocese. Bezield Verband Utrecht (Animated Connection Utrecht), or BVU, collected 12,000 signatures on a petition to Pope Francis urging Cardinal Willem Eijk, president of the Dutch bishops' conference, to prevent Read more [...]

Did Anyone Ask the Rabbi to Become a Catholic?

Did Anyone Ask the Rabbi to Become a Catholic? by Brian Kelly April 22, 2015 http://catholicism.org/did-anyone-ask-the-rabbi-to-become-a-catholic.html What a sad thing if this friendly rabbi died denying his Savior. CNA: Rabbi Elio Toaff, the first rabbi to welcome a Pope to a Roman synagogue, died Sunday at the age of 99. Pope Francis remembered him with gratitude, praising him as “a man of peace and dialogue.” The Pope lauded Rome’s former Chief Rabbi in his Monday remarks Read more [...]

Catholic College Cancels Drag Show

Catholic College Cancels Drag Show Posted by matthew archbold at 4/21/2015 http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2015/04/catholic-college-cancels-drag-show.html Now, to be fair, the president of the college didn't rule out the college hosting a drag show entirely in the future but it's cancelled for now. And that's good news. (Mind you, this is not the faithful Thomas Aquinas College in California.) LoHud reports: A student-organized drag show that was canceled by St. Thomas Aquinas Read more [...]

Vatican, UNICEF launch worldwide peace-through-education program

In the presence of Pope Francis, Vatican signs agreement with major agency of the "culture of death": "[T]he most well known and, probably, the most popular UN agency among Americans. What is not well known, however, is UNICEF's evolution from a life affirming, child saving and Nobel peace prize-winning foundation to a contraceptive-distributing, abortion-performing and sterilization-providing partner of some of the world's most notorious family planning" organizations." - American Life League, Read more [...]

Teacher reveals how he convinced his Catholic school board to go pro-LGBTQ

VIDEO: Teacher reveals how he convinced his Catholic school board to go pro-LGBTQ Leaving out Church teaching against homosexual acts allows for a 'much richer dialogue' about people attracted to the same sex, says York Catholic teacher Michael Way Skinner. Pete Baklinski https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/video-teacher-reveals-how-he-convinced-his-catholic-school-board-to-go TORONTO, April 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A Catholic educator in Ontario laid out his strategy for convincing Read more [...]

Catholic leaders join national campaign to boot anti-religious bigot Dan Savage from new prime time show

[No comment from the USCCCP] Catholic leaders join national campaign to boot anti-religious bigot Dan Savage from new prime time show https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-leaders-join-national-campaign-to-boot-anti-religious-bigot-dan-sa April 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic leaders joined the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot Read more [...]

Catholic History: The “High Drama” of the Faith

Catholic History: The “High Drama” of the Faith The authors of "The Past As Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History" discuss why studying history is essential for deep faith, right living, and the pursuit of truth April 21, 2015 Kevin Schmiesing http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3826/catholic_history_the_high_drama_of_the_faith.aspx In the 1980s, Richard John Neuhaus famously criticized the “naked public square”: the notion that public life—politics, Read more [...]

I stand with Archbishop Cordileone!

SOURCE: Life Site News Background: San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, well-known for his uncompromising defense of orthodox Catholic teaching and pro-life and pro-family values, urgently needs your help! Gay activists, politicians and dissident Catholics have launched an all-out media attack campaign against the archbishop after he recently announced that he wants to codify a long-standing, commonsense expectation that Catholic schoolteachers in his diocese uphold and display Read more [...]

Bertone knew of resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the advent of Pope Francis months beforehand

Shorter version from the British Catholic Herald ( http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/02/19/cardinal-bertone-i-knew-of-benedicts-plan-to-resign-seven-months-in-advance/ ): Cardinal Bertone: I knew of Benedict’s plan to resign seven months in advance posted Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State, has said he knew Benedict XVI was planning to resign “at least seven months” in advance – and that it was “not at all easy” to keep Read more [...]

The Angelqueen 2015 Lenten Recipe Thread

Run for your lives! It’s here, it’s now- it’s the 2015 ATTACK OF THE KILLER FISHIES!!!!     (DUM-DUM_DUMMM!!) The time has come to droop and die You walk in your house and want to fly But you gotta sit down and I’ll tell you why- Yo mama’s churned up a nasty fish fry. Those forty days of grace and cod breath are here. If you’ll remember my Lenten thread from last year, I went to a great effort to avoid posting any recipe that reeked of the sea. Anybody want me to Read more [...]

Candlemas Novena January 24th- February 1st

Novena for Candlemas January 24th-February 1st O Blessed Mother of God, who went up to the Temple according to the law with thine offering of little white doves, pray for me that I too may keep the law and be pure in heart like thee. Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation. Five Our Father's, Five Hail Mary's and Five Glory Be's Read more [...]

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Through his powerful intercession may our intentions be brought to the throne of God. St. Francis, pray for us, and for the Church. CANTICLE OF BROTHER SUN AND SISTER MOON Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings. To You alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name. Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Read more [...]

Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary Sept 28 – Oct 6

(This novena is so incredibly important, especially in light of the current persecution of the Christian world! The traditional feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary and her victory at Lepanto occurs on October 7th.) Begin with the prayer below for each day. Then continue with the Fatima Novena prayers. The Fatima Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary O Immaculate Heart of Mary, my Mother, I come to thee this day as a little child in prayer. I beg to make this offering of my heart as Read more [...]

Novena to Our Guardian Angel Sept 23 – Oct 1

Novena to Our Guardian Angel Sept 23th – October 1st [Say the novena for nine consecutive days.] O holy angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, has charged with the care of my conduct, and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions, who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors, I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee, O most amiable protector, to continue thy charitable Read more [...]

St. Bonaventure — On the One and Triune God: in print this fall

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo Feast of the Holy Name of the BVM, Sept 12, 2014 This is just to let you know that, this fall, The Franciscan Archive is publishing in English the First Tome of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio's Opera Omnia, which includes the first part of the Saint's great summa of theology, written about 1252 A.D., that is 12 years before the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. This first volume is all about the Most Holy Trinity, and explains at the university level, the Catholic Dogma Read more [...]

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 6 – 14

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena Sept 6-14 MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded Read more [...]

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Sept 5-13 O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, and grant the petition we ask for …( mention here) Fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us Read more [...]

The New Blacklist

[Unfortunately the velvet mafia is alive and well not only in the political world and in the private sector, but in the Vatican II church also.] The New Blacklist Monday - April 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm http://buchanan.org/blog/new-blacklist-6346 By Patrick J. Buchanan “There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked.” Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” was talking about the gay activists and their comrades who drove Brendan Eich out as CEO Read more [...]

Rest in peace, good and faithful servant!

[Requiescat in pace] http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/04/rest-in-peace-good-and-faithful-servant.html Rest in peace, good and faithful servant! We are saddened to hear the news that Fr. Vladimir Kozina died yesterday. Fr. Kozina -- who wrote the book "Communism as I know it" and whose parents were assassinated by the communists -- kept the Traditional Latin Mass alive in Oakland at St. Margaret Mary Church. The following is some biographical information and quotes from this Read more [...]

The Pope’s Public Confession

[This guy is no follower of Jesus Christ, or of the teachings of His Catholic Church! "By their fruits you shall know them" May his time on the Chair of Peter be brief!] Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Another Papal Scolding Written by Christopher A. Ferrara http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/481-another-papal-scolding The Pope's Public Confession “… they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen…" —Pope Read more [...]

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church March 13, 2014 http://www.necn.com/03/13/14/Mass-AG-backing-gay-couple-in-lawsuit-ag/landing.html?blockID=863827&feedID=11106 BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Martha Coakley is arguing that Massachusetts' anti-discrimination law should apply in the case of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would Read more [...]

Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade

(Way to go C.J Doyle! Marty Walsh is another Irish "catholic" politician here in Massachusetts that is pro-sodomite and pro-abortion. And Boston College educated as well. Gotta love that Jesuit education!) Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/02/27/catholic-action-league-condemns-mayor-martin-walsh-for-stance-gays-patrick-day-parade/Z7aZqrh9jklOYA5K0jG5lN/story.html By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 28, 2014 The Read more [...]

Francis: “Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners”

Francis: "Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners" http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/ Consistory, Feb. 22, 2014 My brother Cardinals, Jesus did not come to teach us good manners, how to behave well at the table! To do that, he would not have had to come down from heaven and die on the Cross. Christ came to save us, to show us the way, the only way out of the quicksand of sin, and this way of holiness is mercy, that mercy which he has shown, and daily continues to show, to us. Read more [...]

The 2014 Lenten Recipe Thread

Okay folks, here it is: that thread you all wait for each year with fish-baited breath- It’s the 2014 edition of the Angelqueen Lenten food forum! Now I know we are all good Catholics when every Friday rolls around and we remember why that little fishie appears in each block that’s an abstinence day. (Although, I did shock my personal friends a couple years back when I told them I was giving up fish for Lent. I had to reassure them that I was simply going vegetarian on those days. But that’s Read more [...]

St John Bosco Novena Jan 22-30

Novena to Saint John Bosco January 22nd-January 30th Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young, in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco, for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly… (add your personal intentions here) May thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering, obtain from Read more [...]

Fight, Children of Light, You, the Few Who Can See

This article by Jean Vaquié was published originally in the counter-revolutionary journal Lecture et Tradition1 in 1990 and then in issue 156 of Action Familiale et Scolaire (AFS). It was subsequently issued as a supplement to AFS No. 225, February 2013. It was published in English in Apropos No. 21, Lent 2003. Hat Tip: The Eye Witness Full Article: Apropos - The Preliminary Battle EXCERPTS We may consider it [this article] as a charter for the current counter-revolutionary struggle. Read more [...]

The Malachi Martin files have been added

You can find the link on the right sidebar some ways down the page.

LINK

It was a bit of work to reformat all of it and there still may be a few kinks via the transition. All of the documents should be downloadable in PDF format for archive and/or distribution.

I’ve been meaning to add these for some time, but had been putting it off until a very good priest and great friend of the forum pushed me along.

“The Fiscal Cliff” vs. “The Fiscal Gap” — How much trouble is the US really in?

CBC's "The Current" played an interview today with Laurence Kotlikoff, an economist at Boston University who ran for President in the past 2012 election with Americans Elect (but who canceled the campaign in the spring). He explains the real extent of the American deficit and debt and the drastic measures needed to keep the US from dropping into insolvency and suffering the same fate as Greece. Listen to the interview starting at 03:00 at the following address: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/12/07/laurence-kotlikoff-is-the-united-states-broke/ Another Read more [...]

Recent upgrades/mods to AQ

Some of the most recent upgrades to AQ. - Anyone with a status of "contributor" or above can post pictures in comments using HTML image tags. - Allowed many other HTML tags to be used by contributors and above. - Commenters can edit their comments up to 30 minutes after posting. - Moderators have ability to ban users by username. - External links in posts and comments will boot to a new window. - Added Facebook “like” button on the main index page. - Added the AQ favicon to address bar. - Read more [...]

AQ Editorial: The “Lefebvrite” Lexicon (or “Lefebvricon”)

By John Grasmeier Angelqueen.org June, 2012 Note: The following article first appeared in October of 2006. It's been edited to apply to the current situation. As a result of all of the media attention being paid to the current situation between the SSPX and Rome, there has been a great deal of renewed focus on the priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). Journalists and bloggers covering the topic have had to quickly become informed on a subject which many or most had previously known Read more [...]

AQ Editorial: Nothingness – Rebellion and the SSPX “split” fantasy

Att: Rebels. We won't become angry with you, debate you, coddle you or criticize you. We won't respond, react or even flinch. We won't attempt to talk you into something, or talk you out of anything. You see, any of the above would a tacit indication that your opinions, musings and philosophies etc. are important to Angelqueen.org, the SSPX and/or Holy Mother Church at large. God knows - as does anyone who's been here more than a day - we've done our share of rebelling on AQ. We've also Read more [...]

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AQ News Email Subscriptions

If you've had issues with email subscriptions, click "Subscribe via Email" at the top right and re-submit. After moving the site, the email subscription feed needed to be reworked. In the past at the former site, some of you had issues with getting email updates. Some of you, like myself, may have developed issues after moving to the new site. Hopefully, these issues have been resovled, but let me know if you run into any problems. Some of you may remember the old "Tradlist." This system Read more [...]

Catholic “Test of Fire” Campaign Ad going viral

Just read a News report that CNN is getting around 370,000 viewers. This video has over 1.5 million views at the time of this posting.

HEADS-UP: Come fall, AQ will be doing its part to flush this anti-Catholic, sociopathic, scumbag turd down the toilet – where he belongs.

I know evil when I see it and I have my daughter’s future to think of.

Upgrades and Updates to AQ

Some of the recent improvements. If you have any bug reports, feedback etc., post here. Upgraded the new site to a more robust (4g) linux setup. Email Subscription (subscribe by email link at top left) for "News" category. Gave editors (moderators Tim, Tom and ECS) more control over content and users. Installed a WYSIWYG for the comments box so commenters can customize text (bold, italic etc.) Installed a "preview" function for comments. Enabled a memberlist function for anyone with Read more [...]

Authors: I’ve discovered a FANTASTIC way to lose your posting privileges!

Not sure how anyone, especially here, ever got the bright idea that AQ, the SSPX and/or Holy Church are democracies. None ever were, at any point in time, ever. For those authors who haven't disabused themselves of this notion, I have first hand info that there are many others who would absolutely love to take your place as an author here. Hence, if you are feeling charitable and wish to give your author spot to another non-author AQ member, here are a few tips: - Write an article Read more [...]

IMPORTANT: The ability to create new threads has been closed to new members.

Here's what I wrote to one of our members who was inquiring about emial and IP addresses being available to the person who creates a post: This is interesting. I thought only I was seeing that info because I'm the admin. I've looked into the matter further. It turns out that wordpress gives everyone who is an "author" (the default status given when a new user joins) the ability to see that information. The idea is to give every author control over their thread and know who is posting to it. It Read more [...]

Still building and getting the bugs out.

Just a heads up in case anyone is wondering why things still get funky every now and then. Still getting the bugs out, adding stuff, taking stuff out etc. Looks like we're well on our way to a new home. Most of the members are telling me that they like they REALLY like the new digs once they get used to it. I didn't at first, but now I'm just loving nearly everything about this. Nevermind that it's made nearly ALL of our tech issue disappear, this paltform just looks, feels and acts like we took Read more [...]
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