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Argentina’s legal abortion vote carries weight for all Latin America

BUENOS AIRES | A Wednesday vote on legalizing abortions in Argentina, highly anticipated because of the ripple effects it could cause across Latin America, has turned into a nail-biter, with the long-favored anti-abortion camp’s lead narrowing in the final hours.

Following a marathon debate amid dueling protest marches, lawmakers in the lower house of Congress are expected to vote in the wee hours of the morning on the bill that would allow all abortions until the 14th week of pregnancy.

A Tuesday vote count showed 117 lawmakers favoring the measure, with 119 opposed and 19 undecided. If subsequently approved by the Senate, President Mauricio Macri, despite being an abortion opponent, is expected to sign the bill into law. read more

What Do Irish Catholics Do Now?

The eighth amendment to the Irish constitution has been repealed and the government is preparing to enact legislation that will permit the killing of innocent children in certain circumstances. The thirty sixth amendment to our constitution gives the Irish government complete freedom to legislate in providing for abortion. There is nothing to stop the government legislating for abortion on demand right up to the time of delivery, and the people of Ireland have voted away their authority to control the government in this matter. There is no longer any legal recourse to be had in the event of a future government passing such legislation which would allow unrestricted access to abortion. read more

And So It Begins: “FILIAL CORRECTION OF POPE FRANCIS For the Propagation of Heresies”

And So It Begins: “FILIAL CORRECTION OF POPE FRANCIS For the Propagation of Heresies”

Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis

July 16th, 2017
Feast of our Lady of Mt Carmel

Most Holy Father,

With profound grief, but moved by fidelity to our Lord Jesus Christ, by love for the Church and for the papacy, and by filial devotion toward yourself, we are compelled to address a correction to Your Holiness on account of the propagation of heresies effected by the apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia and by other words, deeds and omissions of Your Holiness. read more

The un-demonization of the SSPX: Exemplary decision by Bishop Planet

It is well known that a letter from the Ecclesia Dei Commission of March 27, 2017 informed the bishops of the world that the Pope had approved provisions to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated by priests of the Society of St. Pius X. His Excellency, Alain Planet, bishop of Carcassonne, through a soon-to-be published decree, gives the most generous interpretation of the terms of this letter and provides unrestricted delagation to all the priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X throughout the territory of his diocese to receive matrimonial consents in all the chapels of the Fraternity. The marriages they celebrate will be recorded in the registers of the diocesan chancellery. Furthermore, if marriages are celebrated by these priests in parish churches, pastors are invited to delegate their ordinary powers to receive vows as they would do for all Catholic priests.

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Doubt and Confusion: The New “Canonizations”

Doubt and Confusion:

The New “Canonizations”

by John Vennari

Speaking of the rigorous pre-Vatican procedure for beatifications, eminent Catholic historian William Thomas Walsh, who died in 1949, wrote the following: “No secular court trying a man for his life is more thorough and scrupulous than the Congregation of Rites in seeking to establish whether or not the servant of God practiced virtues both theological and cardinal, and to a heroic degree. If that is established, the advocate of the cause must next prove that his presence in Heaven has been indicated by at least two miracles, while a cardinal who is an expert theologian does all he can to discredit the evidence—hence his popular title of advocatus diaboli, or Devil’s Advocate. If the evidence survives every attempt to destroy it after months, years and sometimes centuries of discussion, he is then beatified, that is, he is declared to be blessed.” read more

Pope reveals he took (stole) his late confessor’s cross

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, “Give me half your mercy.”

Francis made the revelation Thursday during an informal chat with Roman priests about the need to be merciful to their flocks. He told the story of the “great confessor” of Buenos Aires who had heard confessions from most of the diocesan priests as well as from Pope John Paul II when he visited Argentina. read more

Pope Francis calls for flexibility, patience as he opens talks on church teaching

A Swiss Guard salutes as Pope Francis and cardinals leave a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican on Thursday (Feb. 20). The pope asked the world's cardinals and those about to be made cardinals to meet at the Vatican Feb. 20-21 to discuss the church's pastoral approach to the family. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News ServiceShow caption

A Swiss Guard salutes as Pope Francis and cardinals leave a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican on Thursday (Feb. 20). The pope asked the world’s cardinals and those about to be made cardinals to meet at the Vatican Feb. 20-21 to discuss the church’s pastoral approach to the family. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Thursday (Feb. 20) opened a major two-day meeting on the church’s approach to the complexities of modern family life, telling the world’s Catholic cardinals that the church needs a “pastoral” approach that is “intelligent, courageous and full of love” and not focused on abstract arguments. read more

A dilemma: canonizing Pope John Paul II

A dilemma: canonizing Pope John Paul II

If Pope John Paul II is declared a saint, false ecumenism will be canonized. How then should we view saints such as Edmund Campion and Fidelis of Sigmaringen, or others—uncanonized—who have upheld the True Faith in the face of adversity?

In the January 2014 issue (no. 372) of Courrier de Rome, Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, professor of ecclesiology at St. Pius X Seminary in Econe, published a study entitled “John Paul II: a new saint for the Church?” After recalling that a canonization is infallible, he asked, “Are the new canonizations binding on all Catholic faithful?” and then “Can John Paul II be canonized?” quoting the Polish pope’s statements to Lutherans, Anglicans, the Orthodox, Jews and Moslems, as well as his remarks on religious liberty. read more

Is Cardinal Maradiaga a Voodoo Practitoner or Just Plain Nuts?

“He (Pope Francis) asks for advice, he seeks dialogue, he prays and he is trying to discern the spirits.

“The Bishops’ Conferences are one of the best fruits of the Second Vatican Council. A teaching office also derives from them.”

The Catholic Church has no monopoly on the Holy Spirit. This “blows where it wills. read more

Wuerl’s Heretics are Alive and Kicking

Vanity Post
This evening’s 5:30 pm Mass, on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Chevy Chase, MD, was celebrated by a Fr. Percy D’Silva.

During his sermon, Fr. D’Silva praised Nelson Mandela. He said Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Ghandi are greater saints in Heaven than some of those saints recognized by the Catholic Church.

This is the same Fr. D’Silva who congratulated his Wednesday morning mass congregants, the day after Obama’s first election, for helping get Obama elected. read more



Biting one’s tongue could prove saintly.

The American Spectator



Myself and others at The American Spectator have written about the unusual fans that Pope Francis has attracted via his various controversial remarks, particularly those relating to the Church and abortion, contraception, and gay marriage. Those remarks have been greeted by the Church’s detractors like a gift from the heavens. For secular progressives and liberal and fallen-away Catholics, the pope’s comments have been cause for wondrous celebration, ushering in an era of “tolerance” and “change” from Rome. read more

Marini to be named Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship?!?!?

Marini to be named Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship?!?!?

September 27, 2013 By  16 Comments … Is your bar stocked? It’s gonna be a long papacy. 
Looking at the bright side; if the rumors prove to be true at least that Bad Vestmentsblog might get regularly updated now. I’ll just be staying drunk till the next conclave, m’kay.

Around the web: Archbishop Piero Marini: ‘Civil Right’ to Unnatural Unions and from 2010, Good Article on the Papal Master of Ceremonies, Once the Modernist Gloss is Wiped Away.

“Love for the poor and the divine liturgy go hand in hand, love for the poor is liturgy” (Pope Benedict XVI, 1 October 2008). read more

Catholics reject bishops’ push for immigration increase

The Catholic Church’s hierarchy is using Sunday sermons to push for passage of a major rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws, but the Catholic flock believes the Congress has a greater moral responsibility to aid Americans than to aid illegal immigrants.

Only 14 percent of 4,967 Catholic likely voters in 26 states said Congress has “a lot” of responsibility “to help protect the ability of current illegal immigrants to hold a job and support their families without fear of deportation,” according to data from polls funded by NumbersUSA. read more

Importance of hierarchy

Importance of hierarchy

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Catholicism and modernism, as shown above, understand truth very differently, one defending the primacy of God’s objective reality, the other promoting the subjective expression of individual opinions. This divergent definition of truth has also produced two conflicting views of how the Church should be governed.

Catholicism teaches that God created the universe in a hierarchical order over which He is the supreme authority. Likewise God, in the divine person of Jesus Christ, established His one true Church over which He appointed Peter and his successors as its supreme head. Traditionally these successors, the popes, have exercised an immediate and unmediated jurisdiction over every office in the Church. In moral, doctrinal, and disciplinary matters the pope’s say is final for he speaks with the direct authority of Christ. The bishops, likewise, as successors of the other apostles, also receive their power from God and exercise supreme religious authority in their respective dioceses, subject only to extraordinary intervention by the pope. read more