Category Archives: General

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

Death and Life in Argentina’s Purple Land

Death and Life in Argentina’s Purple Land The conflicting political currents in Argentina and the happy outcome of the battle against abortion

[Where was Jorge Bergoglio in all of this “for better or for worse” stuff – as either Cardinal Primate of Argentina or Sovereign Pontiff of the Universal Church? – AQ Tom]

By Carlos Caso-Rosendi (An Argentine-American writer and convert, received in the Catholic Church in 2001; the founder of the Spanish website Primera Luz and his own blog in English)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

“I will call my book The Purple Land. For what more suitable name can one find for a country so stained with the blood of her children?” — William Henry Hudson read more

Inquisition Edition! (Your Catholic Week in Review)

Inquisition Edition!

Your Catholic Week in Review – 8/17/18

Coincidence, perhaps?The Holy Office was disbanded and reformed in 1965, just about the same time as these homosexual priests were being ordained in the West.

For all the chit-chat about the expense of such operations as the Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference, wouldn’t it be nice if — rather than dispensing contraceptives and abortifacients around the world in direct opposition to the Magisterium — the Vatican chose to take the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and restore it to its former mission as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office? read more

German bishops’ website sharply criticizes Pope Benedict for new essay on the Jews

German bishops’ website sharply criticizes Pope Benedict for new essay on the Jews

Maike Hickson

August 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI published an essay in July on the question of the Jews, to include the Church’s teaching on the Old Covenant and her relations with the Jewish religion. His attempt at refining and modifying some of the post-conciliar teaching in this matter – to adopt a somewhat more traditional viewpoint – has, however, provoked the indignation of many Christians and Jews, and also especially of Katholisch.de, the official website of the German bishops. read more

The Catholic Bishops: When It’s Time to Call the Police

The Catholic Bishops: When It’s Time to Call the Police

[I don’t like Caesaropapism in any form; the Church should find and “relax to the secular arm” those of Her members who are liable for secular punishment – rather than for the state to enter Her sacred precincts to search for and haul away such criminals, because it’s the case of “the camel’s nose in the tent,” and as in the case of New Hampshire described below and of Communist China described elsewhere on AQ, the state (especially the Liberal State) will soon be doing more than vetting clerical appointments! – AQ Tom] read more

Two Washington, D.C. newspapers: ‘LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl must go’

Two Washington, D.C. newspapers: ‘LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl must go’

[The liberal Post (an op-ed piece by its token conservative – actually, a neo-conservative) and the Examiner (“slightly – i.e., little or none – to moderately – i.e., neo? – conservative“) – AQ Tom] 

Cardinal Wuerl needs to resign Sign the petition here.

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Washington, D.C. newspapers have published articles calling for Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign as fallout from the Pennsylvania grand jury report continues. read more

The bishops’ “Apalachin moment” has arrived

The bishops’ “Apalachin moment” has arrived

An Apostolic Visitation of the Church in the US is destined to fail if its scope is limited to McCarrick, even if it illuminates every dark corner in which McCarrick’s baleful influence is hiding.

The Press Office of the Holy See has issued a statement in response to the Grand Jury Report released in Pennsylvania earlier this week, expressing “shame and sorrow” over the contents of the report, while praising the efforts of Church leaders to implement reforms. read more

A new prison for the Church in China: Sinicization

A new prison for the Church in China: Sinicization

by Bernardo Cervellera – 8/17/18

By the end of August, all the dioceses of China have to present a five-year plan (2018-2022) to the National Patriotic Association (PA) and the Council of Bishops  (BCCCC) on how they can implement the syncization, commissioned by Xi Jinping. The National Five-Year Plan augments the physical control over members of the Church (bishops, priests, laity), also control over culture, theology, social doctrine, art, architecture, liturgy. A political and non-religious document: Jesus Christ is mentioned only once; the Patriotic Association is mentioned 15 times. read more

When a pope politicizes doctrine, he betrays the teaching of Christ and His Church

When a pope politicizes doctrine, he betrays the teaching of Christ and His Church

August 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – David Warren has written an excellent piece at The Catholic Thing on “Deathgate,” as Fr John Hunwicke names the latest scandal emanating from the halls of the Vatican—namely, Pope Francis’s attempt to change the teaching of divine revelation and the ordinary universal magisterium of the Church on the moral legitimacy and therefore admissibility in principle of capital punishment, whatever the prudential limitations on its use might be in this or that contingent set of circumstances. Warren writes: read more

HAVE WE, FOR THE MOST PART, ABANDONED THE ETHOS OF THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE CROSS–THAT OF JESUS’ SUFFERING AND DEATH FOR THE EXPIATION OF OUR SINS AND INSTEAD EMBRACED A THEOLOGY OF THE MASS BASED SOLEY ON HIS GLORIOUS RESURRECTION?

HAVE WE, FOR THE MOST PART, ABANDONED THE ETHOS OF THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE CROSS–THAT OF JESUS’ SUFFERING AND DEATH FOR THE EXPIATION OF OUR SINS AND INSTEAD EMBRACED A THEOLOGY OF THE MASS BASED SOLEY ON HIS GLORIOUS RESURRECTION? read more

Cardinal Sean O’Malley Will Not Be Attending World Family Meeting in Dublin — Another Snub of FrankenPope’s Sodomite Agenda?

Text: Giuseppe Nardi – Trans: Tancred – Thursday, August 16, 2018

Cardinal Sean O’Malley Will Not Be Attending World Family Meeting in Dublin — Another Snub of FrankenPope’s Sodomite Agenda?

(Rome / Dublin) Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley surprisingly bowed out from attending the World Family Meeting in Dublin. Is he protesting against the sodomite maneuvers that pull certain ropes for the recognition of homosexuality in the Church? The Cardinal is responsible for protecting children from sexual abuse in the Church and seems to have put one and one together. 

World Family Meeting 2018: Doubtful guests and program items

The World Family Meeting in Dublin, which starts in a few days is in the midst of a tempest. Because of dubious program points and guests the largest international Catholic family event has received fierce criticism in the run-up. From the ranks of devout Catholics, including the Spanish news portal InfoVaticana , have even called for the World Family Meeting to be cancelled.
 
Yesterday, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley OFM Cap., the Archbishop of Boston, announced that he would not attend the World Family Meeting held on 21-26  August taking place in Dublin. read more

NuCode Of Canon Law Inadequate to Handle Sexual Abuses

 NuCode Of Canon Law Inadequate to Handle Sexual Abuses
en.news – 8/17/18

“We need to return to the more explicit and detailed language of the 1917 Code of Canon Law”, Cardinal Raymond Burke told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on August 16.

Burke called the language of the 1983 Code “not adequate”, after Arroyo confronted him with the paragraphs concerning sexual abuses of 1917 and of 1983.

The cardinal reminds that there are liturgical rites for the degradation of bishops and clerics who have sinned gravely, “Those rites were not only there for the sake of completeness.” read more

FrankenPope Turns Vatican Into Latin American Sodomite Junta

FrankenPope Turns Vatican Into Latin American Sodomite Junta

en.news – 8/17/18

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra (58), Francis’ new Substitute (second man) in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State is a “very close friend” of Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga and of his disgraced auxiliary bishop Juan Jose Pineda who is suspected to be an active homosexual, Edward Pentin wrote on Twitter (August 16).

A source told Pentin that “this appointment bears the hallmark of Maradiaga who still has great power” and wants to secure his own power.

Peña will take over on 15 October from Cardinal Angelo Becciu who was said to have major differences with the Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. read more

USCCCP president announces effort to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of McCarrick scandal, PA grand jury report 

USCCCP president announces effort to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of McCarrick scandal, PA grand jury report  Image result for cardinal dinardo laughing Catholic World News – 8/17/18 Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has announced an investigation into the McCarrick scandal and “new and confidential channels for reporting complaints against bishops,” with “proper independence, sufficient authority, and substantial leadership by laity.”