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NY Times: B16 / Brandmueller Letters: Benedict rebukes critics of Pope Francis in private letters

Benedict rebukes critics of Pope Francis in private letters

September 20, 2018  – ROME 

The remarkable letter last month calling on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly shielding an abusive American cardinal also served as a public call to arms for some conservative Catholics who pine for the pontificate of the previous pope, Benedict XVI. For years now, they have carried his name like a battle standard into the ideological trenches.

Benedict apparently would like them to knock it off.

In private letters published Thursday by the German newspaper Bild, Benedict, who in retirement has remained studiously quiet through the controversies over Francis’ fitness to lead the church, says that the “anger” expressed by some of his staunchest defenders risks tarnishing his own pontificate. read more

Operation Soy Sauce & Mt. 26, 72 (And again he [Peter] denied with an oath, I know not the man [Jesus]): Francis Pulls Another Bergoglio: Sells Out Chinese Catholics

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Francis Pulls Another Bergoglio: Sells Out Chinese Catholics

Matthew 26: 69ff: Peter Denies Jesus

69But Peter sat without in the court: and there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. 70But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.71And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him, and she saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. 72And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. 73And after a little while they came that stood by, and said to Peter: Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth discover thee. 74Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly. read more

WaPo Hysterical Rant vs. Cd. Burke: How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church

How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church

By Emma-Kate Symons

February 9, 2017


Cardinal Raymond Burke takes part in an antiabortion march in Rome in 2012. (Riccardo De Luca/Associated Press)

Emma-Kate Symons is a Washington-based journalist and former Paris correspondent. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy, Women in the World in association with the New York Times, Quartz, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and the Australian Financial Review.

Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance. read more