Category Archives: General

General discussion and articles that don’t fit into any other category.

When Can Mutual Enrichment Begin? Gregory DiPippo

New Liturgical Movement

If this goes into effect, I can no longer go to the diocese Latin Mass. They need to leave it alone. Look at the fruits of their meddling. – littlepaddle

Friday, July 21, 2017

When Can Mutual Enrichment Begin?

Gregory DiPippo

Card. Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, recently had an article in the French magazine La Nef; in it, he discusses among other things the mutual enrichment of the two Forms of the Roman Rite which Pope Benedict proposed in the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. The text has not yet been made available on their website, but someone provided Fr Zuhlsdorf with an English translation, which he reads (with an introduction) in a podcast posted here. read more

The Gay Lobby Is Strong Within AmChurch

The Gay Lobby Is Strong Within AmChurch

en.news
7/22/17

On July 9 brave Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, explained on the diocesan Catholic Times website his decree which reiterates that people in pseudo-sodomarriages cannot receive Holy Communion. Paprocki explains that the decree is “totally consistent with Catholic teaching”.

“The fact that there would be such an outcry against this decree is quite astounding and shows how strong the LGBT lobby is both in the secular world as well as within the Church”, Paprocki added. read more

Ladaria: ‘I am in a deep and spontaneous harmony with the Pope’

Ladaria: ‘I am in a deep and spontaneous harmony with the Pope’

[Hat-tip to PewSitter, including the following:]

Cardinal Müller Questions Cult of Personality Around Pope Francis – The Eponymous Flower, Friday, July 21, 2017

Cardinal Müller: “Me and Francis? I am loyal to the Pope, but not a flatterer” – Google translation of www.katholisches.info/2017/07/kardinal-mueller-ich-und-franziskus-ich-bin-l

Nicolas Mirabet
July 22, 2017

Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, the new Jesuit prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). said he is “in a deep and spontaneous harmony” with Pope Francis. The archbishop was speaking during a recent visit to the pope’s homeland, Argentina. read more

Two Cuban priests celebrate Mass for Ladies in White

Two Cuban priests celebrate Mass for Ladies in White

Persecuted group meets at home

[The new Archbishop of Havana has not yet commented on the matter of the Ladies, although he has said, “The church lives the gospel, proclaims the gospel, denounces what is wrong in order for it to progress” but also that he does not want “capitalism or anything of the kind, but that socialism progresses”]

JULY 21, 2017 BY Cal-Catholic Daily

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On Sunday, July 16, at least 55 Ladies in White were arrested. read more

CalChurch bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

CalChurch bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

Seen as in line with Pope Francis

[Under the resuscitated “seamless garment of life” the Governor is “in line” with the Pope and therefore the Church – a line that he can use to gain support from Catholics]

JULY 21, 2017 BY Cal-Catholic Daily

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference.

The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. read more

Church to celebrate life of Catholic priest who found peace as a transgender woman

Church to celebrate life of Catholic priest who found peace as a transgender woman

[Not a woman who became a “priest” but a priest who became a “woman”!]

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Nancy Ledins found peace and a return to her ministry roots as a member of Charlotte’s Wedgewood Church, a welcoming and diverse house of worship of 60 worshipers — half of whom are gays, lesbians or transgender persons.

BY TIM FUNK
7/20/17

On Sunday, Wedgewood Church in Charlotte will celebrate Nancy Ledins, a congregant who began life in 1932 as William Griglak, became a Roman Catholic priest in 1959 and underwent a sex-change operation in 1979. read more

“Conservative” Prime Minster Wants Anglican Church “Gay” Weddings

“Conservative” Prime Minster Wants [Anglican] Church “Gay” Weddings

[In the Monarch (King or Queen)’s speech to the annual State Opening of Parliament, he or she is a mouthpiece for the Prime Minister, regardless of which majority party or coalition the PM represents. As Supreme Governor/ess of the Church of England, the Monarch (King or Queen) appoints bishops and archbishops on “advice” of the Prime Minister. Is the current PM voicing a private opinion or preparing something for the Queen officially to address to the CofE as Supreme Governess and the PM’s mouthpiece?] read more

Cardinal Müller, “I do not understand why there is no dialogue”

Cardinal Müller, “I do not understand why there is no dialogue”

en.news
7/21/17

In an interview with Il Foglio the fired Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller stresses that he has always been loyal to Pope Francis, “This was never a loyalty reduced to mere adulation.”

Asked about pro-gay Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schönborn who declared that his position on Amoris Laetita contradicts the position taken by Müller, he replies, “It may be that Cardinal Schönborn has an opposite view of mine, but his view may also oppose the one he had before he changed his mind.” read more

A Faithful Renewal: Reflections on Land O’Lakes and Catholic Liberal Education

A Faithful Renewal: Reflections on Land O’Lakes and Catholic Liberal Education

Bishop James Conley / July 20, 2017

Bishop Conley delivered a version of these remarks at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s Regional Catholic Classical Schools Conference.

Fifty years ago this month, in July of 1967, a group Catholic university presidents and administrators met together at a retreat center in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, in Wisconsin’s northern forest, along the border with the upper peninsula of Michigan. There were 26, invited by Father Theodore Hesburgh, then the president of Notre Dame, gathered to discuss the future of Catholic higher education in the United States. read more

Land O’Lakes at 50: Catholic Universities Cave to Culture

Land O’Lakes at 50: Catholic Universities Cave to Culture

Part of a National Catholic Register Symposium

Anthony Esolen
7/19/17

Fifty years ago this summer, a group of prominent Catholic university presidents and professors put forth a “Statement on the Nature of the Contemporary Catholic University,” now commonly known by its provenance as the “Land O’Lakes Statement.” As is typical of the work of committees, the statement consists wholly of vague abstractions. Most of these were meant to sound notes of confidence. read more

First Things Misses the Mark on the Spadaro-Figueroa Screed

First Things Misses the Mark on the Spadaro-Figueroa Screed

by Christopher A. Ferrara
July 20, 2017

Yesterday’s column [Antonio Spadaro and the Gospel of Conformity] addressed a liberal screed published in the Pope’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano (OR), co-authored by “papal mouthpiece” and close collaborator Antonio Spadaro, SJ and Marcelo Figueroa, a longtime Protestant friend of Pope Bergoglio’s whom he made editor of the Argentine edition of OR.

The piece has understandably provoked fierce criticism even among “mainstream” Catholic commentators, who rightly note that Spadaro-Figueroa have produced a meandering, pseudo-intellectual jumble of liberal clichés. One such commentator is P.J. Smith, writing in First Things. Smith does a good job of exposing the two authors’ rejection of the Church’s constant teaching on the necessary organic connection between Church and State, religious truth and political life, and against the errors of modern “liberty,” which have severed the State from the Church as its conscience and very soul, leading to the moral and spiritual death throes of the body politic we are now witnessing. read more

Antonio Spadaro and the Gospel of Conformity

Antonio Spadaro and the Gospel of Conformity

by Christopher A. Ferrara
July 19, 2017

Antonio Spadaro, SJ, commonly referred to as the “mouthpiece” of Pope Bergoglio, has co-authored for the Pope’s semi-official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano (OR), a cliché-ridden mélange of liberal certitudes, jumbled together with a valid observation or two about American exceptionalism and the “prosperity Gospel.” Spadaro’s co-author, Marcelo Figueroa, is a mainline Protestant friend of Pope Bergoglio’s whom he decided to appoint as editor of the Argentine edition of OR. read more

The company one keeps says a lot

The company one keeps says a lot

Louie
July 20, 2017

We can tell an awful lot about a man based on the company he keeps.

As Christians, however, we know that one has to be careful not to judge rashly; like the Pharisees, who thought they had Our Lord pegged based on the motley crew that often surrounded Him.

What they failed to recognize is that Jesus did not endorse anyone’s sinful lifestyle; on the contrary, He never lent credence to the nefarious ways of any person or group.

If and when a man does this, however, now that’s a truly foolproof gauge of his mettle. read more

LA Archdiocese Sells IHM Sisters Property to Satanist Pop Star

LA Archdiocese Sells IHM Sisters Property to Satanist Pop Star

[Double alienation of Church property by different ordinaries: first seizure from the Sisters by Cardinal Mahony and then sale to a satanist by Archbishop Gomez — all supposedly in the “best interests of the sisters”!]

Posted by Tancred on Thursday, July 20, 2017

The IHM Sisters who once occupied a large property in the La Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California until they were thrown out by Cardinal Mahony in 2011, are now being thoroughly divested of what was their home. Realizing that their shrinking and now elderly remaining members could not remain in the property any longer, they sought to sell it to a woman who wanted to turn the community house into a boutique hotel. Meanwhile, the Archdiocese under Archbishop Gomez objected to the sale, in favor of selling the property to admitted satanist Katy Perry, while claiming to be representing the best interests of the sisters. But they seem to be the only ones objecting to the sale of the property to the evil pop star. read more

The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

Guest Op-Ed – Bishop Schneider: The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

Once again, we are honored to post this guest op-ed, submitted to us by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider. We not only allow but encourage all media and blogs to reprint this as well.

Posted by Adfero. at 7/21/2017
By Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Special to Rorate Caeli
July 21, 2017

The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church read more