The Greying Of Europe…

The Greying Of Europe…

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017
Posted by S. Armaticus

From the Gatestone Institute via the Zero Hedge website (see here).

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Giulio Meotti: Islam, Not Christianity, Is Saturating Europe

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

~Jihadists seem to be leading an assault against freedom and against secular democracies.

~Sunni Islam’s most prominent preacher, Yusuf al Qaradawi, declared that the day will come when, like Constantinople, Rome will be Islamized.

~It is Islam, not Christianity, that now saturates Europe’s landscape and imagination.

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Pope Francis: elimination of nuclear weapons is moral imperative

Pope Francis: elimination of nuclear weapons is moral imperative

[Tell that to North Korea, Iran and Israel; Crux: “Every state with nuclear weapons – including the five veto-wielding permanent members of the UN Security Council – boycotted the congress” and countries that are developing nuclear weapons (such as Iran) or wish to have them for self-defense in the form of a strategy of MAD (mutually assured destruction) against a threatening, neighboring state (such as South Korea against the North) or actually have them but keep it secret although thinly-veiled (such as Israel)]

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Is the Benedict Option the Answer to Neo-Barbarianism?

Is the Benedict Option the Answer to Neo-Barbarianism?

JOHN HORVAT II
3/29/17

At a recent talk, I compared our days to the times of the barbarian invasions and the fall of the Roman Empire. It is a fairly common comparison that applies to decadent societies like our own. In the end, I highlighted the need to continue to fight the Culture War and thus oppose the neo-barbarians at the gates.

Afterwards, a friend of mine who is a high school teacher, commented that if my description of barbarians was accurate, then his typical middle class students would actually want to be barbarians. On a separate occasion, another teacher friend of mine made a similar remark by telling me somewhat jokingly after dinner that he would be returning to his barbarians the next day. I was taken aback by both statements and at the same time struck by how true they were.

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Married Priests by autumn

Married Priests by autumn

Date: 29/03/2017
Author: Fra Cristoforo
Tweaked Google translation of anonimidellacroce.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/spifferi-parte-xxvi-preti-sposati-entro-lautunno-di-fra-cristoforo/

Echoing the article this morning by Marco Tosatti, in
La Nuova Bussola, ( www.lanuovabq.it/it/articoli-parrocchie-ai-laici-la-ricetta-del-cardinale-marx-19386.htm ) through my source, I can anticipate an event. By autumn Omissis[?] will release a document, obviously done in the style of AL (Amoris Laetitia), which clears the priesthood for married men.

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Canadian bishops’ aid agency still funding pro-abortion groups, denies wrongdoing

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian bishops’ aid agency still funding pro-abortion groups, denies wrongdoing

Part one of a multi-part series

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

MONTREAL, March 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian Catholic bishops’ international aid organization, Development and Peace (D&P), has been funding at least seven organizations that actively promote the depenalization of abortion in Latin America. Many of the groups are also heavily involved in anti-family activities that clearly violate Catholic teaching, such as promoting gender ideology, marching in “gay pride” parades, advocating for the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” and supporting LGBT film festivals.

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Our Lady of Sorrows novena March 29-April 6

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 heart. I beg of thee, O my Mother, to plead continually for me with thy Son, since He can refuse thee nothing, and through the merits of His most sacred Passion and Death, together with thy own sufferings at the foot of the cross, so to touch His Sacred Heart, that I may obtain my request,

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Pope To Canonize Jacinta and Francisco, But What about Sister Lucia?

Pope To Canonize Jacinta and Francisco, But What about Sister Lucia?

by Christopher A. Ferrara
March 24, 2017

The Vatican has announced that the Fatima seers Jacinta and Francisco, already beatified by John Paul II, will be canonized by Pope Bergoglio, following the recent approval of a second miracle attributed to their intercession. The ceremony will probably take place in May, during the Pope’s pilgrimage to Fatima.

Good news indeed. And long overdue. But there is something else that is long overdue respecting the Fatima event: the canonization of Sister Lucia. She is clearly the primary visionary who was accorded a long life on this earth for the purpose of recording and making known what the Blessed Virgin had revealed to the three seers, Jacinta and Francisco having died within three years of the apparitions. Indeed, the Virgin prophesied to Lucia that her two cousins would soon leave this earth but that she would have to remain “some time longer.” As Our Lady explained to Lucia: “Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved.”

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The “new evangelization” in Italy — the Sunday night pub in the sacristy of Trent’s Cathedral

The “new evangelization” in Italy — the Sunday night pub in the sacristy of Trent’s Cathedral

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Mixing the Sacred and the Profane?

[What they were consuming was stronger than altar wine]

Posted by hereisjorgebergoglio on Monday, March 27, 2017

Everyone has heard about the new crop of priests coming through the ranks. Those that are conservative in their tastes of ‘fashion’ as Francis would say. Well, this post isn’t about them, instead it’s about their brethren clowns, two in particular — don Mauro Leonardelli and don Ronaldo Covi. On the last Sunday evening of the month after the 7:00 PM Novus Ordo mess, the two clowns turn the sacristy of the Cathedral of Saint Vigilius in Trent into a pub. Don Mauro (34 years old) and don Ronaldo (37) are in charge of Campus Ministry at the local university (Pastorale Universitaria Torino) and thought this would be a good idea to bring people to the Novus Ordo religion. Don Mauro tells it best,

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Abortion and the “Catholic” Democrat

Abortion and the “Catholic” Democrat

Posted by Donald R. McClarey
3/28/17


[Hillary Clinton (slightly paraphrased): The unborn person doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell]

“In their directive, ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ our American Catholic bishops make clear that people don’t necessarily need to have their vote determined by a single religious [sic] issue. One could say, ‘I don’t like Hillary’s position on abortion but her social services policy should help reduce the number of abortions. I love her position on the environment and immigration reform and so I’ll vote for her.’” – Thomas Groome

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Collegeville, Minnesota, Benedictine Abbey Hosts “Drag Show”

Collegeville, Minnesota, Benedictine Abbey Hosts “Drag Show”

Tancred
3/27/17

Edit: we’ve heard of Benedictine hospitality, but is that extended to the Devil? Given the atmosphere of decadence, malignancy and outright evil, isn’t it possible that Collegeville wouldn’t be this open about its depravity. This monastery and school were caught before for attempting to host a naked retreat [Nude Guru Invites Monks and Students to Touch]. The naked retreat was cancelled.

Now a student organization funded by the school is promoting a “drag show”. From the school funded website:

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CALIFORNIA BISHOP “TEACHES” FLOCK TO RESIST IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS

California Bishop “Teaches” Flock to Resist Immigration Officials

Acting on fake news, Bp. Kevin Vann writes negative letter to Homeland Security

[Not the only AmChurch bishop relying on fake news of DHS/ICE officials supposedly watching and/or raiding Catholics churches and schools for illegals as well as instructing those institutions on how to hinder the officials’ work]

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • March 27, 2017

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Fake news reports that federal immigration officials were on church property resulted in the bishop of Orange writing two letters — a reprimand sent to Homeland Security and an instructional letter sent to his parishes and schools teaching them how to legally resist investigations conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY PARISHES

DEMOCRATIC PARTY PARISHES

This is one destination you want to avoid.

Michael Voris
The Vortex
March 28, 2017

[Video will be posted when available]

TRANSCRIPT

This Vortex is coming to you from Manhattan in the archdiocese of New York. If I may ask each of you today to offer a short prayer for my mother — Anne Josephine. Today would have been her 83rd birthday. God rest your soul Mum and eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.

A very disturbing trend has been developing over the past few years in major urban centers like New York. Call it the development of “destination parishes” — the process whereby a Catholic parish slowly converts from concentrating on the Church’s mission of salvation to focusing on more earthly cares. Unsurprisingly, talking points of the new social justice parishes happen to align almost perfectly with the talking points of the Democratic Party on every single issue with the exception of abortion. Abortion is never really promoted in the destination parishes — it’s just that its completely ignored.

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Knights of Malta. The Double Truth About That 30 Million Malta

Knights of Malta. The Double Truth About That 30 Million Malta

Sandro Magister
28 mar 2017

The reply of Eugenio Ajroldi di Robbiate, director of the communications office of the Order of Malta, to what was published on March 23 by Settimo Cielo on “the mystery of those 30 million Swiss francs,” has not been passed over in silence by other knights of the Order, closer to the mental workings of former Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing, forced to hand in his resignation last January 24 to Pope Francis in person.

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Comrades, Since 1958

Anyone who listens to the late, truly great Canon Gregory Hesse’s conferences on YouTube has likely heard him state without missing a beat that Roncalli was a communist.

Here’s a sourced time capsule to back up the assertion.

(Feel free to apply to certain ecclesial loony tune characters in our own hidebound era of intergalactic nuttiness, PC terrorism and galloping apostasy…)

[h/t to one Giuseppe Antonio Francisco on Facebook]
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Angelo Roncalli (would-be John XXIII) in March 1953, speaking before the entire city council and the mayor of Venice Italy, as quoted by his biographer, Lawrence Elliot:
“Not a week had passed before he went to the town hall to pay a call on the mayor, Armando Gavagnin, in thanks for the warmth of his welcome. Present, as Roncalli anticipated, was the entire city council, Socialists, Communists, and all. He told them that he was glad to be in the house of the people, the place where men worked for good government. ‘Only he who works for good is a Christian,’ he went on gently, ‘EVEN IF it happens that there may be several here who do not call themselves Christians. Yet they MAY be considered such for the good that they do, and so to all of you, WITHOUT DISTINCTION, I give my paternal blessing.’ ” [Cf. “I Will be Called John: A Biography of Pope John XXIII,” by Lawrence Elliot, Reader’s Digest Press (1973), pp. 208-209. Emphasis added.]

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Pro-Life Speaker Westen Receives Standing Ovation For Vatican Critique

Pro-Life Speaker Westen Receives Standing Ovation For Vatican Critique

Maike Hickson March 27, 2017

From 10-11 March 2017, the Bringing America Back to Life Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention was a gathering of nearly 1,500 defenders of life from different religious backgrounds and from all parts of the United States. This gathering, which included the courageous former Planned Parenthood nurse Abby Johnson, also featured many Catholic speakers such as Michael Hichborn (Lepanto Institute), John Smeaton (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children), Gabriele Kuby (Catholic German author), as well as John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews).

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