Category Archives: General

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

Time for Catholics and Democrats to get a divorce

Jack Kenney: Time for Catholics and Democrats to get a divorce

By JACK KENNEY
12/4/16

AT THE END of an unusually awkward and embarrassing campaign for President, a few things have become clear, not the least of which is the increasingly strained relationship between the leadership of the Democratic Party and a great many serious and thoughtful Catholic voters, whose loyalty to the party has been a long-standing tradition.

That strained relationship was brought into sharp and uneasy focus at the quadrennial Al Smith dinner in New York. With Hillary Clinton seated next to Cardinal Tomithy Dolan, Donald Trump said Clinton was there “pretending not to hate Catholics.”

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Trivial Pursuit (Papal Edition, 2016)

Trivial Pursuit (Papal Edition, 2016)

21/1/16

In addition to Eccles’s fun Christmas gifts, may I add Trivial Pursuit (Papal Edition, 2016).

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All 1000 question cards for this limited edition game are exactly the same, to ensure the questions
are answered. It is said that at least four Cardinals – though it could be more in time – wish to play this fun game for the family of God with His Holiness over the season of Christmastide…perhaps beyond!

Rules:

The questions must be answered, but calmly, moving forward in a relaxed manner.

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“Faith” leaders urge Obama to grant pardons to immigrants, prisoners

“Faith” leaders urge Obama to grant pardons to immigrants, prisoners

As his second term ends, President Obama is being urged to pardon immigrants and prisoners.

[Open the borders (to let ’em all in), and open the jails (to let ’em all out)!]

Catholic News Service
12/3/16

WASHINGTON — Faith leaders and immigrant advocates urged President Barack Obama to pardon immigrants in the country without legal documentation and people with nonviolent offenses serving prison sentences.

“This is about protecting families,” said Richard Morales, immigration policy director for PICO, which stands for People Improving Communities Through Organizing, during a Dec. 1 news conference in the chapel of the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill.

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Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty

Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty

[A new issue added to the recently resurrected “seamless garment” garbage to get pro-abort “Catholic” politicians off the hook by allowing them to say “I’m pro-life, because I support fighting climate change”]

Joshua Emerson Smith
12/3/16

Opposition to abortion and the death penalty have long been cardinal beliefs for the Roman Catholic church, whose faithful make up about a quarter of all Americans.

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Well not only is Don Pinto an obnoxious boor and clericalist thug, he’s also a Freemason!

Well not only is Don Pinto an obnoxious boor and clericalist thug, he’s also a Freemason!

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[Exchanging a secret Masonic handshake?]

Posted by Vox Cantoris at Friday, December 02, 2016

Well, not only is Don Pinto an obnoxious boor and clericalist thug, he’s a Freemason!

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From OnePeter5’s Staunch Dubia Opponent Father Pinto on Famous List of Freemasons, a long post which tells the whole story.

In wake of dubia Card. Farrell again blasts critics of Pope & Amoris Laetitia

In wake of dubia Card. Farrell again blasts critics of Pope & Amoris Laetitia

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[“Second time around” for another Francis-sycophant]

DEC 3RD 2016 BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, has again blasted critics of Pope Francis and his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Previously Cardinal Farrell has publicly criticised Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia for issuing guidelines implementing Amoris Laetitia in continuity with the Magisterium. Cardinal Farrell made his latest comments to the “progressive” Catholic newspaper The Tablet.

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Australian bishops plan national council for 2020

Australian bishops plan national council for 2020

[A la the recent San Diego diocesan synod? See Bishop McElroy strongly encourages Communion for divorced/remarried, shacking-uppers and sodomites]

Catholic World News – December 01, 2016
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has been elected by the Australian bishops to chair a commission preparing for a national council in 2020.

The national plenary council—the first such event in Australia since 1937—will bring the members of the Australian hierarchy together to discuss pastoral responses to the challenges facing the Church today. Archbishop Coleridge acknowledged a need to form new approaches at a time when the public influence of Catholicism is in decline. “We can’t just put up a sign saying business as usual,” he said.

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Pope’s Potential Deal With Communist China Would Betray Christ

Pope’s Potential Deal With Communist China Would Betray Christ – Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Zen: Pope’s Potential Deal With Communist China Would Betray Christ
By Michael W. Chapman | December 1, 2016 | 12:59 PM EST

Cardinal Joseph Zen. (AP)

The leading cardinal of the Catholic Church in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen, said the reported deal between the Vatican and China, to allow the Communist regime to pick (or participate in picking) which bishops will lead the Church in that country, is tantamount to “betraying Jesus Christ.”

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Cardinal Sins: Resisting Pope Francis

Cardinal Sins: Resisting Pope Francis

TheRemnantvideo

Published on Dec 2, 2016

As the Four Cardinals make their historic stand against revolution in the Vatican, several bishops and one more cardinal move in to support them. Michael Matt tackles the question of what to do when a pope goes wrong. Do faithful lay Catholics have a role in stopping Pope Francis and the Modernists who put him in charge, or should the threat of causing scandal cause all of us to keep silent?

Cardinal Burke’s critics fall into serious errors about the true nature and authority of the Papal Magisterium

Cardinal Burke’s critics fall into serious errors about the true nature and authority of the Papal Magisterium

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Jeffrey Mirus, the founder of CatholicCulture.org, is concerned that Cardinal Raymond Burke might have confused the faithful by stating his intention to possibly make a “formal correction” of Pope Francis if Burke does not receive a response to several queries or dubia he and three other cardinals submitted to Francis regarding questionable affirmations in his recent apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

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Catholic Relief Services CEO to speak for radical dissident group FutureChurch

Catholic Relief Services CEO to speak for radical dissident group FutureChurch

Michael Hichborn

Editor’s note: LifeSiteNews has contacted Catholic Relief Services for a comment on Woo’s involvement in the FutureChurch event. We will post an update if they respond.

December 1, 2016 (Lepanto Institute via LifeSiteNews) — The outgoing president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Dr. Carolyn Woo, is slated to participate in new project initiative of the heretical organization called FutureChurch. According to a press release by FutureChurch:

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Under Pope Francis, has the ‘theology of dissent’ triumphed?

Under Pope Francis, has the ‘theology of dissent’ triumphed?

Father Peter Mitchell

December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — I am a parish priest, a pastor of a typical suburban American parish who tries, as kindly and patiently as I can, to help people who often have not been well-formed in their Catholic faith to understand what the Church teaches and why. My repeated experience is that people are grateful when a priest explains to them the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as most adult Catholics today readily admit that they generally have not been well catechized.

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Cardinal Napier defends Francis’ silence on the four Cardinals’ dubia

www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-napier-defends-francis-silence-on-the-dubia

Pete Baklinski

December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Prominent South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier took to Twitter this week to defend Pope Francis’ decision to remain silent on the questions posed by four Cardinals about whether or not Amoris Laetitia conforms to Catholic teaching on marriage, the sacraments, and conscience.

Napier, who has been an outspoken defender of the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage, sexuality, and the sacraments, has used his Twitter account in the past months to quote passages of the pope’s controversial exhortation, which was published in April.

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Indiana priest under fire for barring advocate of LGBT cause from singing at funeral

Indiana priest under fire for barring advocate of LGBT cause from singing at funeral

Lisa Bourne

DECATUR, Indiana, December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – An Indiana Catholic priest is facing criticism after barring an open advocate of the LGBT agenda from singing at his grandmother’s funeral.

Connor Hakes said it was a picture of him attending a gay pride rally shared on his Facebook page last year that prompted Father Bob Lengerich, the pastor of Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur, to deny his request to sing at the funeral.

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President consecrates Peru to Sacred Heart of Jesus, but questions remain about commitment to life and family

President consecrates Peru to Sacred Heart of Jesus, but questions remain about commitment to life and family

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The President of Peru has consecrated his country to God through the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a public ceremony held last month and publicized through a video distributed by the Catholic news agency ACI Prensa.

However, questions remain regarding the extent to which his oath will affect his previously-stated positions favoring a partial legalization of abortion and the legal recognition of homosexual unions.

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