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“Liberal Catholic” theologians, lay leaders call for mass resignations of US bishops

[“Liberal Catholic”] theologians, lay leaders call for mass resignations of US bishops

‘No genuine … healing and reform can begin’ without a demonstration of repentance, statement says

Aug 17, 2018 – by Heidi Schlumpf

 

More than 140 theologians, educators and lay leaders have called for all U.S. bishops to submit their resignations to Pope Francis, much like Chile’s 34 bishops did in May after revelations of sexual abuse and corruption, as a public act of penance and a “willing abdication of earthly status.”

“Today, we call on the Catholic Bishops of the United States to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation as a public act of repentance and lamentation before God and God’s People,” said a statement, posted in English and Spanish on the Daily Theology blog on Friday. read more

BISHOP MORLINO: HOMOSEXUAL SUBCULTURE IN CHURCH ‘WREAKING GREAT DEVASTATION’

BISHOP MORLINO: HOMOSEXUAL SUBCULTURE IN CHURCH ‘WREAKING GREAT DEVASTATION’

by Church Militant  •  August 18, 2018    

Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin sent a letter to his diocese Saturday in response to the current sex abuse scandals in the Church exposed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report as well as the revelations concerning Abp. Theodore McCarrick. The full letter — the strongest statement yet from any Church leader — is republished here.

“We are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics … It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord … I ask all the faithful of the diocese to assist in keeping us accountable to civil authorities, the faithful in the pews, and to God Almighty.”

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of Madison, read more

Can FrankenPope’s Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

Can FrankenPope’s Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

If Pope Francis means to teach that capital punishment is “in itself contrary to the Gospel,”  Catholics cannot be expected to give their assent to a teaching so flagrantly contrary to the clear teaching of Sacred Scripture as interpreted by all previous popes and their approved catechisms.

Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S

August 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — In the less than three weeks since the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promulgated and explained on August 2 a new papally mandated revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, the Internet has been awash with conflicting interpretations of this revised version of CCC #2267. It seems like Amoris Laetitia All Over Again: some Catholic scholars affirm, while others deny, that another novel papal teaching can be given a valid ‘hermeneutic-of-continuity’ reading in harmony with the previous magisterium. And as we saw in the wake of Amoris two summers ago, scores of reputable Catholic scholars have once again signed a letter to the College of Cardinals asking them to urge the Holy Father to withdraw or clarify a contentious and confusing intervention that appears to contradict Catholic orthodoxy. read more

Saul Alinsky and “Saint” Pope Paul VI: Genesis of the Conciliar Surrender to the World

Saul Alinsky and “Saint” Pope Paul VI: Genesis of the Conciliar Surrender to the World

Written by  Christopher A. Ferrara – 8/16/18

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<strong>The Revolutionary Fellowship of </strong><strong>Pope Montini, 
</strong><strong>Jacques Maritain and Saul Alinsky</strong>
This article, adapted from a presentation given at the 2018 symposium of the Roman Forum at Lake Garda, examines the origin of the current unparalleled crisis in the Church at its origin: the neo-Modernist uprising during the Interwar Period, culminating in that catastrophe known as the “opening to the world” at Vatican II.

The conciliar “opening to the world” was assisted mightily by two deluded “conservative” visionaries whose roles were absolutely decisive: Jacques Maritain and his disciple Pope Montini, whose relationship and mutual connection to none other than Saul Alinksy are the focus of this piece.

It is no longer possible to deny in good faith that the Council’s outcome has been the spread of an ecclesial disease that now affects virtually every region of the Mystical Body, and which both Maritain and Montini loudly deplored in its earliest stages while resolutely refusing to acknowledge their own role, and that of the Council, in the growing debacle. read more

LADONNA CDL. WUERL WITHDRAWS FROM WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

LADONNA CDL. WUERL WITHDRAWS FROM WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

[Two down (Cardinals O’Malley and Wuerl) and three to go (Cardinals Tobin and Farrell as well as Jebbie Jim Martin)! – AQ Tom]

Cdl. Wuerl Withdraws From World Meeting of Families [“Bye, bye, Dublin”] by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 18, 2018

Follows news that publisher has canceled publication of Wuerl’s book [See LaDonna Cardinal’s book (with foreword by USCCCP Cardinal-President DiNardo) that will never see the light of day – AQ Tom]

DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Donald Wuerl has withdrawn from the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.

The Irish Times has confirmed that the embattled cardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C., who was scheduled to give a keynote talk Wednesday titled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” will not be attending the event, where Pope Francis will make a visit. The archdiocese offered no reason for his withdrawal.

The news comes one day after his publisher announced it was cancelling its plans to publish the cardinal’s forthcoming book, What Do You Want to Know? read more

EPISCOPAL SODOMY: NY AG OUTLINING GRAND JURY PLANS

EPISCOPAL SODOMY: NY AG OUTLINING GRAND JURY PLANS

by Church Militant  •  August 17, 2018

The dam is about to break

Church Militant has learned exclusively that the attorney general office of the state of New York is now outlining plans for a Pennsylvania-style grand jury report.

Before we get to that, it was just announced that the publisher of Cdl. Donald Wuerl’s upcoming book has yanked the deal, canceling publication. The book had been titled What Do You Want to Know? and was described as Cdl. Wuerl’s advice to everyday Catholics when inviting non-Catholics to friendship. read more

NY ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY LAUNCH GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION

NY ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY LAUNCH GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION

[Beware, Cardinal Tiny Tim and fellow New York State bishops!]

NY Attorney General May Launch Grand Jury Investigation

AG Barbara Underwood orders Criminal Division into action

by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 16, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (ChurchMilitant.com) – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood appears to be laying the groundwork for a grand jury investigation into clerical sex abuse and cover-up in the Empire State.

Sources are telling Church Militant that, based on the findings of the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation, various state attorneys general — with Underwood in the lead — are considering launching investigations into clerical sex abuse and cover-up in their own states.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

On Thursday, Church Militant contacted the New York attorney general’s office to inquire about efforts to expose sexual assault and cover-up in the state’s eight Catholic dioceses. read more

Prayer for the Extirpation of the Sodomist Heresy

Prayer for the Extirpation of the Sodomist Heresy

Posted on  by Ann Barnhardt

Almighty God, who in Thine ineffable glory did fashion man and woman in Thine image, deign to hear the plaintive cries of their suffering children on earth. Break all the heresies and powers of Hell that now rage against us, especially those pertaining to the unspeakable sin of sodomy. Look with mercy on those most pitiable souls it ensnares, and release them from its horrid clasp forever. Destroy the chains in which the devil has bound them, extinguish their every lust with the waters of Thy sacraments, and purify them in the divine fire of Thy Triune Love. read more

Death and Life in Argentina’s Purple Land

Death and Life in Argentina’s Purple Land The conflicting political currents in Argentina and the happy outcome of the battle against abortion

[Where was Jorge Bergoglio in all of this “for better or for worse” stuff – as either Cardinal Primate of Argentina or Sovereign Pontiff of the Universal Church? – AQ Tom]

By Carlos Caso-Rosendi (An Argentine-American writer and convert, received in the Catholic Church in 2001; the founder of the Spanish website Primera Luz and his own blog in English)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

“I will call my book The Purple Land. For what more suitable name can one find for a country so stained with the blood of her children?” — William Henry Hudson read more

Inquisition Edition! (Your Catholic Week in Review)

Inquisition Edition!

Your Catholic Week in Review – 8/17/18

Coincidence, perhaps?The Holy Office was disbanded and reformed in 1965, just about the same time as these homosexual priests were being ordained in the West.

For all the chit-chat about the expense of such operations as the Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference, wouldn’t it be nice if — rather than dispensing contraceptives and abortifacients around the world in direct opposition to the Magisterium — the Vatican chose to take the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and restore it to its former mission as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office? read more

German bishops’ website sharply criticizes Pope Benedict for new essay on the Jews

German bishops’ website sharply criticizes Pope Benedict for new essay on the Jews

Maike Hickson

August 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI published an essay in July on the question of the Jews, to include the Church’s teaching on the Old Covenant and her relations with the Jewish religion. His attempt at refining and modifying some of the post-conciliar teaching in this matter – to adopt a somewhat more traditional viewpoint – has, however, provoked the indignation of many Christians and Jews, and also especially of Katholisch.de, the official website of the German bishops. read more

The Catholic Bishops: When It’s Time to Call the Police

The Catholic Bishops: When It’s Time to Call the Police

[I don’t like Caesaropapism in any form; the Church should find and “relax to the secular arm” those of Her members who are liable for secular punishment – rather than for the state to enter Her sacred precincts to search for and haul away such criminals, because it’s the case of “the camel’s nose in the tent,” and as in the case of New Hampshire described below and of Communist China described elsewhere on AQ, the state (especially the Liberal State) will soon be doing more than vetting clerical appointments! – AQ Tom] read more

Two Washington, D.C. newspapers: ‘LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl must go’

Two Washington, D.C. newspapers: ‘LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl must go’

[The liberal Post (an op-ed piece by its token conservative – actually, a neo-conservative) and the Examiner (“slightly – i.e., little or none – to moderately – i.e., neo? – conservative“) – AQ Tom] 

Cardinal Wuerl needs to resign Sign the petition here.

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Washington, D.C. newspapers have published articles calling for Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign as fallout from the Pennsylvania grand jury report continues. read more