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German Cardinal Marx suggests lay-run parishes

German Cardinal Marx suggests lay-run parishes

[Laying the groundwork for the ordination of “viri probati” (and “mulieres probatae”?)?]

Catholic World News – March 27, 2017

Instead of closing parishes because of a shortage of priests, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has proposed to appoint lay people to administer parishes.

Cardinal Marx said that lay-run parishes would provide the German archdiocese with a way of “remaining visible locally” despite the clergy shortage. “The local Church is most significant,” he said. “We would waste a great many opportunities if we were to withdraw from our territorial roots.”

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Mexico City archdiocese: ‘immoral’ to help build Trump’s border wall

Mexico City archdiocese: ‘immoral’ to help build Trump’s border wall

[Will AmChurch follow suit?]

Catholic World News – March 27, 2017

An editorial in the newspaper of the Mexico City archdiocese has argued that helping to build the border wall proposed by American President Donald Trump would be immoral.

The wall would be “a serious affront to dignity,” the editorial in Desde la Fe contends. The paper criticized the Mexican government for a “tepid” reaction to statements by some Mexican corporations that they would be willing to bid on the Trump project.

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Pope Francis is playing with fire. Hell fire.

Pope Francis is playing with fire. Hell fire.

John-Henry Westen

March 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – For months the Vatican has been sending Catholics a steady stream of indications that Pope Francis agrees with the modernists’ view allowing Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.

We had his signature on a letter supporting the Buenos Aires bishops’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. We had testimony to the Pope’s view by Germany’s Cardinal Marx, one of the Pope’s Council of 9 Cardinals. We had the Maltese bishops say so. We had the chief interpreter of legislative texts at the Vatican say so. And we’ve seen numerous articles published in the Vatican newspaper advocating this break with Tradition.

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Cardinal Burke: Vatican hosting pro-abort population control activist was ‘simply a scandal’

Cardinal Burke: Vatican hosting pro-abort population control activist was ‘simply a scandal’

Claire Chretien

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, March 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke said it’s “simply a scandal” that pro-abortion and pro-contraception population control activist Paul Ehrlich was given a platform at a recent Vatican conference.

Burke was speaking on Friday to a standing room only crowd at St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church as part of its distinguished speaker series. He fielded questions at the end of his talk.

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Please Pray for Father Calvin Goodwin, F.S.S.P.

Please Pray for Father Calvin Goodwin, F.S.S.P.

MAR 25, 2017 BROTHER ANDRÉ MARIE

Please pray for a priest friend of Saint Benedict Center, the Rev. Father Calvin Goodwin, a cleric of the Fraternity of Saint Peter [and former Jesuit]. We received word today that he is in poor health and may die very soon.

We have been informed that Father Goodwin suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke on Wednesday, October 12, and that he has taken a downturn after a period of some stability.

Below is a YouTube video of Father Goodwin giving a conference in which he discusses his path to the traditional Latin Mass.

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Cd. Burke confirms: No correction of Francis forthcoming

Cd. Burke confirms: No correction of Francis forthcoming

[Hat-tip to Canon212: “Verrecchio: I’m no longer expecting an awful lot to come from this dubia dust up”]

Louie Verrecchio
March 27, 2017

Catholic social media is all abuzz with news that Cardinal Burke, squashing rumors to the contrary, has confirmed that the long awaited “formal act of correction” of Francis is still on track.

Don’t you believe it.

During an engagement at a Washington, D.C. area parish on Friday evening, Cardinal Burke was asked what he and the other Dubia Brothers will do if Francis fails to provide an official response to the five dubium that were submitted to him over six months ago.

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Pope Francis Before the Most Blessed Sacrament: “He did not kneel, remove his pileolus, and assume an attitude of prayer”

Pope Francis Before the Most Blessed Sacrament: “He did not kneel, remove his pileolus, and assume an attitude of prayer”

[Hat-tip to gpmtrad]

Text / translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
3/26/17

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Pope Francis sat in the crypt of Milan Cathedral before the Most Blessed Sacrament: “He did not kneel, sat, not once did he remove his pileolous and assume an attitude of prayer”

(Milan) In the context of his visit to Milan today and the meeting with the clergy of the Archdiocese in the Cathedral of Milan, Pope Franziskus spent some time before the Blessed Sacrament. “He does not kneel, but sits down on a beautiful chair surrounded by other prelates who stand …” Thus, Antonio Socci criticized the scene, which provoked criticism from different sides.

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Correction [Yes or No]?

Correction [Yes or No]?

From Gloria.TV News on the 27th of March 2017

The blog Anonimi della Croce insists that there will be no corrections of the controversial document Amoris Laetitia, although Cardinal Burke has again announced during a talk in a parish in Springfield, Virginia on March 24 that a correction will be necessary if Pope Francis does not answer the doubts of the four Cardinals.

[References]

So there I was … and maybe you expected
Date: 25/03/2017
Author: Fra Cristoforo
Google translation of anonimidellacroce.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/spiffero-xxiv-bis-tanto-vi-dovevo-e-forse-vi-aspettavate-di-fra-cristoforo/

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Crisis – and Opportunity?

Crisis – and Opportunity?

In Europe and the U.S. there was once a substantial a body of influential Christian humanism, now failing without theism.

Robert Royal
3/27/17

The Vatican hosted a rather melancholy event last week: the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which set the Old World on the rocky path to today’s European Union. In one way, that the event took place at the Vatican suggests that, even among European elites, Christianity is still not entirely dead. But in another, it underscores just how confused the European project is now.

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A CARDINAL, A MONSIGNOR AND A PRIEST

A CARDINAL, A MONSIGNOR AND A PRIEST

They did more than just walk into a bar.

March 27, 2017

[Video will be posted when available]

TRANSCRIPT

This Vortex is coming to you from the New York archdiocese, where lots of questions about various issues remain covered up by officials. Before we get into many of them, let’s make clear from the outset that we sent an email to Joe Zwilling, communications director for New York, asking him for comment. As he usually does, the director of communications refused to engage in any communication, choosing instead to ignore the email.

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Fr Frank the widower priest, what in Sam Hill is going on here?

Fr Frank the widower priest, what in Sam Hill is going on here?

The Boston Globe calls this “a story of bedrock faith and a priestly calling”:
After leaving the priesthood for love, a return to the altar:

Frank Daly left the priesthood to get married in 1978. After his wife died two years ago, he was allowed to resume his calling.

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Father Daly was greeted after he celebrated [second “first”] Mass at South Boston’s Gate of Heaven Church.

[An example of the “viri probati” that FrankenPope wants for his married priesthood?]

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Neither Walls Nor Bridges For Migrants, But Doors. To Be Opened and Closed, With Discernment

Neither Walls Nor Bridges For Migrants, But Doors. To Be Opened and Closed, With Discernment

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[“Not walls but bridges”; hat-tip to Oakes Spalding at Mahound’s Paradise]

Sandro Magister
27 mar 2017

“It is the greatest tragedy since that of the second world war”: this is how Pope Francis a few days ago defined the phenomenon of migration, which is extraordinarily close to his heart and on which he comments nonstop.

Welcome is his dogma, albeit in proportion to the “capacities” of each country to “integrate” the newcomers. And “not walls but bridges” is the watchword that he repeats often, as an admonition to the Church and to states.

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THIS makes George Carlin’s ‘Buddy Christ’ seem ‘traditionalist’

THIS makes George Carlin’s ‘Buddy Christ’ seem ‘traditionalist’

[“Truth is stranger than fiction”]

POSTED BY PERTINACIOUS PAPIST ON SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

You all remember [AQ moderator Tom: I don’t, because I never saw the movie and never wish to] how George Carlin played a bishop in the movie Dogma and announced that the crucifix, though a time-honored symbol of our faith and highly recognizable, was being retired by Holy Mother Church as a wholly depressing image of our Lord crucified. Christ didn’t come to earth to “give us the willies,” says the bishop. He came “to help us out.” “He was a booster.” And with that take on our Lord, he introduces and unveils a new, more inspiring image of … ‘The Buddy Christ.’

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USCCCP Releases Amnesty Screed After Illegals Brutalize Young Girl

USCCCP Releases Amnesty Screed After Illegals Brutalize Young Girl

POSTED BY RESTORE-DC-CATHOLICISM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

The entire nation has heard what happened a few days ago at Rockville High School, less than a half-hour’s drive from my own home. A 14-yr-old girl was brutally raped by two immigrants, with at least one of them here illegally and facing deportation due to another crime. Although the immigrants are 17 and 18 years old, they were allowed to register in that school as freshmen. Of course the lame-stream media did their best to cover up the illegal status of the thugs but thanks to the internet the truth is out. I don’t have time in this post to go into details. Suffice it to say that county and school officials are in major cover-up mode since they do hope to have Maryland declared a “sanctuary state”. The Superintendent of Schools has gone so far as to accuse concerned parents of being racists and xenophobes. Governor Hogan is demanding answers from Montgomery County – as well he should. We pray for that poor young lady as she recovers from the trauma of her brutal rape. If there is one thin silver lining to this cloud, it may be the awakening of the parents and some citizens; at least one woman is rethinking her former liberalism. Let us remember this in 2018. We must vote out that entire school board, certainly that superintendent and those in Annapolis who are behind this cockamamie “sanctuary state” crap.

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Maryland Catholic Conference Sides With Annapolis Democrats For State Funding Of Planned Parenthood

Maryland Catholic Conference Sides With Annapolis Democrats For State Funding Of Planned Parenthood

POSTED BY RESTORE-DC-CATHOLICISM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

President Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood. That will happen whenever the GOP can find the spinal fortitude to defang Obamacare in its entirety. Trump had offered to retain funding of Planned Parenthood if the latter ceased abortions. Showing their claim of abortions being only 3% of their business to be a lie, the national office of PP balked at that offer. So now PP will be defunded; that is, our tax dollars will not go to that murderous cabal.

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