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Cdl. Dolan’s Independent Investigator Is Lib Dem, Pro-Abort, Pro-Sodomite Judge – Church Militant

Cdl. Dolan’s Independent Investigator Is Lib Dem, Pro-Abort, Pro-Sodomite Judge

[In keeping with the USCCCP’s practice of appointing similar characters (such as former California Congressman, Clinton White House Chief of Staff, Obama CIA Director Leon Panetta) to its National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People! – AQ Tom]

9/21/18 – NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) – On Thursday, New York’s Cdl. Timothy Dolan announced he was hiring former judge Barbara Jones to … Headlines – 9/21/18: Cdl. Timothy Dolan Hires Pro-Abort, Pro-Gay Dem to Help in Sex Abuse Review: Barbara Jones hired as special prosecutor.  FULL STORY

Cardinal Dolan Hires Independent ‘Special Counsel’ to Investigate New York Archdiocese read more

Submission: The Phantom Accord Between NuVatican and Red China

Submission: The Phantom Accord Between NuVatican and Red China

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Sandro Magister – 9/22/18

All that is known at the official level about the accord signed in Beijing today, September 22, by the Holy See and China is that “it concerns the appointment of bishops,” is “provisory” and “provides for periodic evaluations of its implementation.”

Not one more word about its contents.

The accord was signed for the Holy See by the undersecretary for relations with states, Antoine Camilleri, and for China by the deputy foreign minister, Wang Chao.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, then added in a statement that for the Holy See the accord “has a pastoral objective” and responds to the need for pastors “who are recognized by the successor of Peter and by the legitimate civil authorities of their country.” read more

CONFUSION IN DETROIT

CONFUSION IN DETROIT

Confusion in Detroit By Jay McNally  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 21, 2018

Abp. Allen Vigneron should reveal facts about his Review Board

For those who have been agitating against bishops and their diocesan bureaucrats who have an established track record of pushing ever forward with every manner of dissent against Catholic teaching, the revelations about Cdl. “Uncle Ted” McCarrick and the shenanigans of leaders in six Pennsylvania dioceses revealed in the grand jury report of two months ago are not surprising.

What is surprising is to see, finally, is some U.S. bishops finally acknowledging that the routine deceit of their peers is a problem, and it is almost incomprehensible to see some of the longtime sycophants in the Catholic media, especially those connected to EWTN, to be joining in the clamor for both accountability for bishops who have lied to the public and for all sorts of meaningful changes in the way the Church is run, including allowing laity to have a voice in what bishops are allowed to do as ordinaries. read more

The removal of the Church’s Cone of Silence

The removal of the Church’s Cone of Silence

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Sep 21, 2018     

In response to my commentary “In denial about not ordaining homosexuals?”, a reader insisted on an interesting point in Sound Off: “I don’t usually do this but—you’re wrong. The problem is not clerical homosexuals…. Secrecy is the problem.”

We do not really disagree, of course (well, except for the particularly laughable assertion that I could actually be wrong about anything). The whole point of my essay was that, by the Church’s own rules, there should be no homosexuals among the clergy to create a gay subculture, and that the only way to deal with the abuse scandal is to recognize this disconnect between the rule and the practice, openly denounce it for what it is, and eliminate it. Silence, in these circumstances, is simply a means of hiding from a much deeper moral responsibility. read more

[Update on Operation Soy Sauce]

[Update on Operation Soy Sauce]

From Catholic World News for September 21, 2019

[The blue underlined title for each item leads to the original source with more information]

Cardinal Parolin defends deal with China 

Editor’s Note: Cardinal Pietro Parolin has defended the Vatican against charges that a deal with China, allowing the Beijing regime to appoint bishops, is a “betrayal.” Without naming Cardinal Joseph Zen, who had made that charge, Cardinal Parolin said: “There is no need to be drastic in condemning and rejecting.”

Cardinal Parolin said that the pact would be signed “in the not-too-distant future,” and Vatican sources told Reuters the signing could come next week. The terms of the agreement will not be made public. read more

The Dictator Apostle

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Dictator Apostle

Jerusalem, A.D. 33. Ecclesiam reports.

I’ve just been reading “The Dictator Apostle” by Marcus Antonius, alias the historian Henry the Sire-enian, who is very critical of Jorgas Iscarglio, one of the 12 Apostles.

Many people, notably St Stephen of Walford, keeper of the piano keys, would claim that Iscarglio, as an apostle, is beyond criticism. After all, he was appointed by Jesus Himself and given authority to cast out evil spirits (e.g. Jesuits) and to cure diseases. However, the reality suggests that somehow the St Galilee Mafia fixed it for Jorgas to get the job, and his Apostleship will lead to disaster. read more

An ecumenical conference with a Soviet-style title

[An ecumenical conference with a Soviet-style title] From Catholic World News for September 21, 2018 [The blue underlined title for each item leads to the original source with more information] Vatican conference participants issue message against racism, xenophobia  Editor’s Note: The World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration was organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the World Council of Churches, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. FrankenPope laments rising racism, fear of foreigners Editor’s Note: Pope Francis addressed participants in the World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism in the context of Global Migration.

Brazilian Magazine: Benedict XVI Suffers from “Parkinson’s Disease“[?]

Brazilian Magazine: Benedict XVI Suffers from “Parkinson’s Disease“[?]

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en.news – 9/21/18

The Brazilian Veja.com reports (September 19) that former Benedict XVI, 91, suffers from Parkinsons’s disease.

Referring to anonymous sources close to Benedict the report claims that the first signs of the disease appeared one year before Benedict’s resignation during his trip to Mexico and Cuba (March 2012).

The Vatican press office has denied the claim: “The Pope emeritus is fine. His ‘illness’ are his 91 years.”

In February, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger stated that his brother suffers from a “paralysis” that could affect his heart. read more

FrankenPope’s Handpicked Delegate Cardinal Tobin Will not Attend Vatican Youth Synod

FrankenPope’s Handpicked Delegate Cardinal Tobin Will not Attend Vatican Youth Synod

[Another dropout, who should permanantly drop out! – AQ Tom]

Nachrichten via Gloria.TV – 9/21/18

The Archbishop of Newark, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, has announced that he will not attend the October Synod on Youth amid the U.S. Church’s abuse crisis:

“This Synod is a uniquely important moment in the life of the Church, and I was honored to have been named by the Holy Father as a member of this special gathering whose topic, Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, is of vital concern to the Church today and in the future,” Tobin wrote in a September 21 letter to Newark’s Catholics. read more

Apostolic visitor outlines plans to expand Medjugorje

Apostolic visitor outlines plans to expand Medjugorje

[Hat-tip to New Oxford Review] by Jonathan Luxmoore – Catholic Herald – posted Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 Archbishop Hoser described the shrine as ‘Europe’s spiritual lungs’ and said more infrastructure was needed[!? What about approved Marian apparitions in Europe? – AQ Tom]

The Polish archbishop tasked with overseeing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine has outlined plans for expansion, including more Masses in different languages and facilities for young pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions. read more

Archbishop Chaput publishes strong criticism of Youth Synod document

Archbishop Chaput publishes strong criticism of Youth Synod document

[Hat-tip to New Oxord Review]

by Michael Davis – Catholic Herald – posted Friday, 21 Sep 2018

He published analysis by a ‘respected North American theologian’ raising concerns over the document

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has published a wide-ranging criticism of the Instrumentum Laboris (a kind of introduction or preamble) for the upcoming Synod on the Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

In an introductory paragraph, Chaput explains that the analysis was “received from a respected North American theologian”. The article, which appears in First Things, warns that the Instrumentum veers dangerously close to heresy – specifically the heresies of naturalism, Lutheranism, and relativism. read more

Pro-Sodomite Cardinal Hummes: Church [Allegedly] Needs “New Models” of Ordained Ministers

Pro-Sodomite Cardinal Hummes: Church [Allegedly] Needs “New Models” of Ordained Ministers

en.news – 9/21/18

Pro-sodomite Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, 84, expects from the Pan-Amazon Synod of Bishops(2019) a discussion on Church ministries and celibacy although the Synod is officially supposed to deal with the specific problems of the 2.8 Million population of the Amazon region.

Nevertheless Hummes called talking to dw.com (September 19) for “another form” of clergy and for “new models” of ordained ministers. He especially believes, that the alleged “question of celibacy” arises. read more

San Diego: protesters to demand reforms from Bishop McElroy

San Diego: protesters to demand reforms from Bishop McElroy

On September 28, Catholics will gather at San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese Pastoral Center to pray and protest

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 BY CAL CATHOLIC DAILY

(image from NBC 7 San Diego)

San Diego Catholics plan to hold a peaceful, prayerful protest Friday, Sept. 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Diocese pastoral center, 3888 Paducah Drive, to pray for Bishop Robert McElroy and demand reforms.

The protest is being organized in the wake of the resignation of former Washington, D.C. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual abuse of a minor and the Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing multiple cases of sexual abuse of minors, the majority of which were homosexual in nature. According to a letter written in 2016 by the late A.W. Richard Sipe, Sipe informed Bishop McElroy of McCarrick’s sexual activities, including the abuse of seminarians. McElroy has evaded admitting that he knew about the contents of Sipe’s letter. read more

Ratzinger Understands that Power Must Be Ordered by Reason

Ratzinger Understands that Power Must Be Ordered by Reason

How do we recognize what is right? In history, systems of laws have almost always been based on religion: decisions regarding what was to be lawful among men were taken from reference to the divinity. Unlike other great religions, Christianity has never proposed a revealed law to the state and to society, that is to say, a juridical order derived from revelation. Instead it pointed to nature and reason as the true sources of law—and to the harmony of objective and subjective reason, which naturally presupposes that both spheres are rooted in the creative reason of God.
∼ Joseph Ratzinger, Address to the German Bundestag, September 22, 2011. read more

The Kavanaugh show trial looks like something from the Soviet Union

Fay Voshell

The Kavanaugh show trial looks like something from the Soviet Union

September 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – If anyone regards the drama of the Kavanaugh nomination as being a means of discerning the guilt or innocence of Judge Kavanaugh or his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, he or she should be disabused of that notion. The hearing has almost nothing to do with the actual guilt or innocence of either party.

What we are seeing played out is an ideological proxy war. It is a struggle between progressive mythos of collective guilt and the Western concept of individual guilt. read more