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Pope Francis Ignores Summorum Pontificum Anniversary

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pope Francis Ignores Summorum Pontificum Anniversary

Written by  Michael Matt | Editor

Cardinals Burke, Mueller, and Sarah were in attendance.Cardinals Burke, Mueller, and Sarah were in attendance.

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the “Liberation” of the Latin Mass by Pope Benedict XVI, a pilgrimage and conference were held in Rome. Pope Francis was notably silent throughout.

AbcNews.com/VATICAN CITY — Sep 14, 2017, 12:27 PM ET: Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis. read more

FELICIAN SISTERS HOST PRO-LGBTQUEER SPEAKER AT MADONNA UNIVERSITY

Felician Sisters Host Pro-LGBTQUEER Speaker at Madonna University

Copeland’s unapologetic citation: “On Easter, God made Jesus queer in His solidarity with us”

[Madonna U. has been dropped by the Cardinal Newman Society and the National Catholic Register from their lists of recommended Catholic colleges and universities but is still listed (as of September 2017) in the neo-Catholic Our Sunday Visitor’s directory]

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant. • September 15, 2017 read more

Cardinal Confuses Positive Law with Truth [Natural Law]

Cardinal Confuses Positive Law with Truth [Natural Law]

en.news
9/16/17

Washington LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl, a liberal relativist, has again defended Pope Francis’ controversial Amoris Laetitia.

Confusing (positive) law with truth [natural law], Wuerl said in his opening lecture for Georgetown University’s Sacred Lecture Series, “Church law certainly has great importance but it is not the only point of reference in pastoral ministry.”

“Positive law” are statutes laid down by a legislator which can take whatever form the authors want. Truth is what is in accordance with reality [natural law] or Holy Scripture [and Sacred Tradition]. Pastoral ministry can never forgo truth. read more

Defacing Catholic statues, removing icons — Where does it stop?

Defacing Catholic statues, removing icons — Where does it stop?

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A statue of St. Junipero Serra was defaced in California.

DOUG MAINWARING

SANTA BARBARA, California, September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A statue of St. Junipero Serra was beheaded this week at the famous Mission Santa Barbara in California, that Serra founded. Bright red paint now spills from the saint’s neck, simulating blood.

Just last month another Serra statue was defaced at Mission San Fernando, just outside Los Angeles. The word “Murder” was written in large, blood-red letters down the front of his habit. read more

Anonimi della Croce (Anonymous to the Cross) is back!

Anonimi della Croce (Anonymous to the Cross) is back!

[If you have not noticed from items on en.news at Gloria.TV]

Posted by Vox Cantoris at Friday, September 15, 2017

After a blogging hiatus since April, the blog “Anonimi della Croce (Anonymous to the Cross)” is back. It is said to be by a priest or two, in Rome.

Things are going to get really interesting…

anonimidellacroceblog.wordpress.com/

Nota bene; the blog is in Italian.

Seminary at Catholic University of America will not host pro-gay Vatican adviser

Seminary at Catholic University of America will not host pro-gay Vatican adviser

[Vox Cantoris: “Congratulations to LifeSiteNews, Church Militant and Father Z – James Martin, S.J. says it’s all your fault“]

Lisa Bourne

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic seminary associated with Catholic University of America rescinded an invitation to Jesuit Father James Martin to speak next month at an alumni event.

The homosexuality-affirming Vatican adviser was scheduled to present a symposium on “Encountering Jesus” at the Theological College’s Alumni Days on October 3-4. The seminary announced Friday that Father Martin will not be speaking. read more

Pope blessed our union, claims wife of divorced and remarried Colombian president

Pope blessed our union, claims wife of divorced and remarried Colombian president

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Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The divorced and remarried civil spouse of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos claims that Pope Francis blessed her union with Santos while on his recent state visit to Colombia – and has published a video of the supposed event.

First lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, known by her nickname “Tutina,” posted a Twitter message on September 10 stating:

“Your holiness @Pontifex_es , thank you for blessing our marriage”

Attached to the tweet was a video of Pope Francis performing a blessing as the president and first lady stood before him, each to one side, facing each other. read more

Theologian predicts how Pope Francis’ teaching could be used to allow contraception

Theologian predicts how Pope Francis’ teaching could be used to allow contraception

ROME, September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Re-interpreting the Church’s teaching against contraception in light of Pope Francis’s teaching on marriage and family “would cause massive doctrinal and pastoral damage” to the Church, a moral theologian in Rome is warning.

Father George Woodall, who teaches moral theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, outlined what he called “grave” concerns about a papal commission recently set up by Pope Francis that will, he says, “re-examine Humanae vitae (HV) in the light of Amoris laetitia.” The article was published on the National Catholic Register September 12. read more

Democrat senator defends her anti-Catholic questions to Trump nominee

Democrat senator defends her anti-Catholic questions to Trump nominee

Claire Chretien

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Democratic senator who blasted a Trump judicial nominee for being Catholic defended the appropriateness of her questions in two separate statements.

Both statements were issued to conservative website National Review, which has published a number of articles on Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, telling a Catholic Trump nominee that “the dogma lives loudly within you.” read more

Cardinal Sarah: “You Are Not ‘Traditionalists’ but ‘Catholics of the Roman Rite'”

Cardinal Sarah: “You Are Not ‘Traditionalists’ but ‘Catholics of the Roman Rite'”

[In the same sense as Louie Verrecchio’s AKA Catholic blog: “Good ol’ fashioned evangelization for the so-called traditionalist”]

en.news
9/16/17

Addressing a conference on the Latin Mass at the Angelicum in Rome on Thursday, Cardinal Robert Sarah told those in the audience to stop calling themselves “traditionalists,” and to stop allowing others to refer to them that way: read more

The “Ecumenical Mass” Has Started

The “Ecumenical Mass” Has Started

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en.news
9/16/17

The group “Spezzare il pane” (“Breaking the Bread”) in the archdiocese of Turin, Italy, has officially started with the celebration of “ecumenical masses” where Holy Communion is distributed to Catholics and Non-Catholics.

The group is headed by Father Fredo Oliviero, an apologist for illegal immigration, who has the support of his archbishop, Monsignor Cesare Nosiglia. The practice of the group to distribute Holy Communion to non-Catholics, is openly promoted in the newspaper of Turin Archdiocese “La Voce e il Tempo”. read more

Stop LGBT “Pride Prom” at Catholic Campus

Stop LGBT “Pride Prom” at Catholic Campus

TFP Student Action
September 14, 2017

While Catholic students fight to preserve moral values on campus, Marquette University — a Catholic institution in Wisconsin — plans to host an event that destroys moral values: “PRIDE PROM 2018.”

Announced as a “first,” the pro-homosexual prom is sponsored by the LGBT+ Resource Center on campus and is open to people of “all ages.” According to the university’s website, the event will take place in Marquette’s AMU Ballrooms on April 14, 2018. read more

EVANGELICAL PROTS RELEASE ‘CATHOLIC’ CONFESSION

Evangelical Prots Release ‘Catholic’ Confession

Claims to lay out “mere Protestantism” for 500th anniversary of Revolt

[A new version of the Prot Augsburg (Lutheran) and Westminster (Presbyterian) Confessions]

by Trey Elmore • ChurchMilitant • September 15, 2017

A group of over 200 Protestant scholars and ministers have signed and published a joint statement called A Reforming Catholic Confession outlining what they are calling “mere Protestantism.”

The statement is an attempt to refute the contention that private interpretation of the Bible leads to division, as proven by the history of the Protestant heresy since the revolt, which began 500 years ago in 1517. Jerry Walls, of Houston Baptist University, told the Christian Post, “Despite how some Roman Catholics fasten on the divisions within Protestantism as a case against it, including the joking about there being 33,000 different denominations — as if the entire legacy of the Reformation is endless religious splintering — the confession showcases the extensive agreement on the substance of the historic Christian faith.” read more

A Green Black Eye: Pope Refuses to Dialogue

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Green Black Eye: Pope Refuses to Dialogue 

Written by  Elizabeth Yore

[Hat-tip to Canon212: “Yore: Wake Up, There Is Simply No Dialogue With This Vatican On Any Issue Not Endorsed By The United Nations’ Globalists And Its Bureaucrats!“]

Green Francis“When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue.~Pope Francis, in Brazil 

The Pope of Dialogue has thus far slammed the bronze doors of St. Peter’s on any dialogue on the issue of global warming. (Many Catholics argue that everything else is up for dialogue with this Pope, though). read more

Vatican diplomat criticizes austerity policies, calls for a new ‘New Deal’ stimulus

Vatican diplomat criticizes austerity policies, calls for a new ‘New Deal’ stimulus

[Warmed-over Keynesian “prime the pump” economics and Rooseveltian “tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect” politics, with some xenophobic-phobia rhetoric thrown in]

Catholic World News – September 15, 2017

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi suggested that world leaders should follow the example of President Franklin Roosevelt and the advice of economist John Maynard Keynes, using government spending to raise economic prospects. The archbishop who also criticized “xenophobic rhetoric,” made his remarks at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, at which a new UN trade and development report was presented. read more