Hidden Revolution: On Thursday, Pope Francis received radical Munich Cardinal Marx. The Italian blog Anonimi della Croce writes that Bergoglio said to Marx, “We are about to make the Third Vatican Council.”
The Diocese of Essen, Germany, celebrated its sixtieth anniversary on February 23.
Since 1957, the number of Catholics has declined from 1.4 million to 791,000, in part because of a decline in the steel industry, according to the Italian news agency SIR. Over 200 parishes have closed, with the number of parishes falling from 259 to 43.
P.S. (from AQ moderator Tom): Besides closing churches, what the current bishop, Franz-Josef Overbeck, is doing (“From the horse’s mouth“):
David Carlin on Catholicism as it is meant to be, with all its pre-Vatican II richness: a hearty stew of faith and practice, not a weak, tasteless gruel
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
I am an old man – old enough to have vivid memories of what American Catholicism was like prior to the end of Vatican II (1965). If I were asked to give a very short summary of the differences between the pre-V2 and post-V2 versions of American Catholicism, I would say the former was a “thick” religion while the latter is a “thin” religion. And I would add that thick religions are “hard” while thin religions are “easy.” So pre-V2 Catholicism was thick and hard, while present-day American Catholicism is thin and easy.
Just a few of the many glories of the pontificate of Pope Francis, preserved for posterity in the style of a Perry Como classic. Dedicated to the great Ed Pentin, journalist and thorn in the side of those for whom truth is now deeply inconvenient.
VATICAN CITY, February 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – More than 10,000 names were delivered to the Vatican this week from people across the world opposed to notorious population control zealot Paul Ehrlich speaking at a Pontifical Academy of Sciences conference.
LifeSiteNews Rome correspondent Jan Bentz brought a petition with 10,710 names to the Vatican on Monday asking Pope Francis to stop plans for the pro-abortion and anti-Catholic Ehrlich to address a symposium titled “Biological Extinction” set for next week.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, February 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway gave a simple reason why she doesn’t label herself a “feminist” in her speech this morning at CPAC.
“It’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist,” she said, because modern feminism is “anti-male and pro-abortion. I am neither.”
Conway is a staunch pro-life activist who was the first woman to successfully run a presidential campaign. She was responding to a question about the pro-abortion Women’s March and Democrats claiming to speak on behalf of women.
February 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Kazakhstan Bishop Athanasius Schneider says bishops who order their priests to give Holy Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics are “committing a grave abuse of his power.”
“He’s ordering (the priest) to sin and when a bishop even or a Pope commands me to sin I have to refuse,” Bishop Schneider explained in a recent interview with Rorate Caeli and Adelante la Fe. “I have to obey God and therefore in this case the priest has to say to the bishop, ‘Your Excellency you order me to commit a sin and I cannot do this, I have to obey God and I cannot obey you.’”
February 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Neil Gorsuch has been received by most conservative leaders as an outstanding nominee to fill the vacant position of Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. His bona fides is attested to by such authorities as the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, as well as numerous luminaries of originalist jurisprudential thought.
On February 16, just two days after the Church observed the Feast of Saint Valentine, who was known for his kind gestures and notes, a rather unkind anonymous post appeared on the SSPX U.S.A. website, criticizing of all things anonymous posts on websites, among other things, such as the anti-Francis posters that appeared on many streets throughout Rome last week:
An excerpt from the SSPX website appears below:
“Further, and as we have touched on before, we cannot support this passive-aggressive and disrespectful method of “correcting” the Sovereign Pontiff. While privacy and confidentiality are not without their place, hiding behind a computer screen has, unfortunately, become an accepted method of public discource. Letters sent without signatures, anonymous emails, and posts on websites using pseudonyms are not done by men of fortitude and conviction in the truth. They are the acts of cowards, who like the mythological figure Eris, only seek to attain their goals – however noble they may be – through chaos.”
by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • February 23, 2017
Why is Chicago’s Cdl. Blase Cupich refusing to meet with parishioners on the proposed sale of this Traditional Latin Mass parish? And why is he willing to sell the historic landmark to the Chicago Academy of Music, a secular group with a questionable financial track record, who may put the church to profane use?
Saint Adalbert, in Chicago’s trendy Pilsen neighborhood, was completed in 1914, built by Polish immigrants and maintained by the largely Hispanic community. It was designed by noted architect Henry J. Schlacks, who designed a number of Chicago’s historic churches and went on to found the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. If Cdl. Blase Cupich gets his way, the 102-year-old landmark will be sold to the Chicago Academy of Music, its convent converted into dormitories, its rectory turned into a living space for musicians, and its Italian marble sanctuary renovated into a stage — although critics doubt the Academy has the funds to perform a fraction of these renovations.
Catholics must start praying in earnest for Trump’s protection [See the Chaplet or the Novena of the Holy Face]
by Max Douglas • ChurchMilitant • February 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – According to reports circulating on social media, a group of witches are planning a mass witchcraft spell to curse President Trump and get him “removed from office.” The curse will also extend “to all those who abet him.”
The spell is set to take place February 24 at midnight, and is supposed to continue at “midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office.”
“There are those who say ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association’,” the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript.
He said that some of these people should also say “‘my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, (I lead) a double life’.”
[Was a secret anti-Christian Masonic ritual held there? To paraphrase Lenin on this occasion: “The Christians will sell us the rope with which we will hang them”]
FEB 23RD 2017 BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY
Six days since the controversial Masonic service held at Canterbury Cathedral to mark the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Freemasonry and there appears to be a media blackout on the event. There are no reports or photographs online in the media or masonic websites.
Pinoy Cdl. Tagle (a future Pope Francis II?) with current Pope Francis
[Not only to complete Bergoglianization of the CDF but also to insure FrankenPope’s succession as Cardinal Ratzinger as JP2’s CDF Prefect insured his succession as B16?]
Posted by New Catholic at 2/23/2017
To the recent reports from other sources that Cardinal Müller has already offered his resignation from CDF, Rorate can now add, from its own very well-placed sources, that there is a plan at the highest levels to replace Müller as Prefect of CDF with no less than the Asian “Pope Francis”, the man seen by many as Francis’ dauphin, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.