Category Archives: General

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

CARDINAL MÜLLER CRITICISES FRANCIS PAPACY FOR LACKING THEOLOGICAL RIGOUR, AND HINTS AT COMEBACK

CARDINAL MÜLLER CRITICISES FRANCIS PAPACY FOR LACKING THEOLOGICAL RIGOUR, AND HINTS AT COMEBACK

The cardinal criticised the Latin American approach to theology, in a thinly veiled critique of the Argentinian Pope

[Possibly as Apostolic Syndic of the Pontifical Office for the Administration of the Temporalities of Titular Dioceses? “Reason out” the name of that office to determine its activity and importance; namely, little or none.]

20 September 2017 | by Christopher Lamb , Christa Pongratz-Lippitt read more

Is Cardinal Sarah Francis’ Next Victim?

Is Cardinal Sarah Francis’ Next Victim?

[His Eminence already is a victim, with the Pope undermining and bypassing his authority in the Liturgy Congregation – similar to Cardinal Burke’s status: “I have a title but not a position.” Nonetheless, Cardinal Sarah pursues a policy similar to that of the failed one of former Doctrinal Congregation Prefect, Cardinal Muller – professing loyalty to the Pope and saying that only possible interpretation of His Holiness’ words is the “orthodox” one and not another (and heterodox) interpretation, which Francis has actually endorsed!] read more

Father Martin: Will No One Rid Me of Those Meddlesome Catholics?

Father Martin: Will No One Rid Me of Those Meddlesome Catholics?

[Joined in his ranting and raving by some neo-Catholics/neo-Conservatives such as former Jesuit Boston College Law School Dean and current Catholic University of America President John Garvey (who seems to seek to restore the University’s reputation as “un-Catholic U.”) and Princeton University Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions Director Robert George – in the name of “academic freedom” and ignoring AmChurch’s own directive not to give speaking platforms to individuals who openly contradict Church teaching!] read more

New Pro Life Movement = Social Justice Regurgitation

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

New Pro Life Movement = Social Justice Regurgitation

Michael Hichborn, formerly of American Life League, runs a site called Lepantoinstitute.org.  It is a well-run site that is quite informative and faithful to Catholic teaching.  Recently he ran an article regarding the attempts by John Carr to insinuate himself into the pro-life movement.  Recall that while he was at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Carr oversaw the office that was in charge of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  He did absolutely nothing to address the scandals regarding that collection.

The main focus of this article is not John Carr.  We are looking at the attempts of others to couple the pro-life movement with the now-discredited “seamless garment” theory that was championed by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.  In his article, Hichborn made mention of a series of articles found in the summer edition of Human Life Review.  Here is the site for your perusal   Many of the authors understand the perils of the seamless garment theory under its many disguises.  Among them, Ann Hendershott, Kevin Williamson and Kristin Hawkins see the danger of diluting our focus on ending baby-killing.  On the other hand, there are people like Aimee Murphy, director of Rehumanize International.  I previously did some research on this group and found them to be at serious variance with Catholic moral teaching.   Their “new media coordinator” supports homosexual conduct and may herself be embroiled in that sin.  Murphy herself evinced racism as she supported the violent “Black Lives Matter” on her facebook page. read more

Francis says ‘global warming is a fact!’

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Francis says ‘global warming is a fact!’

‘Those who deny global warming are stupid!’
‘It’s no joke!’

and as if on cue…

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Anomalous cold, rain and snow: + 12 ° C in the daytime on the coast of the Adriatic, Italy seems already winter!

Cold weather, as if we were in the winter. At 13:00 we have just + 10 ° C in Udine and Belluno, + 12 ° C in Venice, Trieste, Ravenna and Trento, + 13 ° C in Bologna, Padua, Vicenza, Ravenna and Pordenone, + 14 ° C in Ancona . Maximum temperatures are thus typical of December or March. And there are rains and thunderstorms, especially in the north / east, in Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio and the coasts of Campania, extending to the south in the next few hours. Temperatures will decrease further. There will be a possible intense storms tonight between Abruzzo, Molise and Gargano, tomorrow’s bad weather along the Adriatic Regions and the South in the low Tyrrhenian Sea, between Calabria and Sicily, for the cold front to come down here. read more

Everyone who disagrees with me is cancer!

Jorge the Collegial doubles down

Jorge the Collegial doubles down

 Louie  September 19, 2017  

Francis scowlJorge the Collegial is at it again; issuing yet another motu proprio from on high, this time, with a directive that amounts to a reconstitution of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.

The motu proprio, presently available on the Holy See website in Latin and Italian, begins:

Animated by the greatest care for the family, Saint John Paul II, following the 1980 Synod of Bishops of the Family and the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris consortio, 1981, conferred a stable juridical structure on the Pontifical Institute John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and Family. read more

Teilhard, the Council and Bergoglio

Teilhard, the Council and Bergoglio

 Louie  September 19, 2017

With the publication of the Envirocylcical, Laudao Si’, many were shocked to discover that this represented the first time the once-condemned French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was cited in a papal (if you will allow) encyclical. (Laudato Si’, footnote no. 53)

In 1962, Teilhard was the subject of a monitum (warning) issued by the Holy Office which read in part:

The most eminent and most revered Fathers of the Holy Office exhort all Ordinaries, as well as the superiors of Religious institutes, rectors of seminaries and presidents of universities, effectively to protect the minds, particularly of the youth, against the dangers presented by the works of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin and of his followers. read more

Did the Pope just answer the dubia by abolishing the John Paul II Institute?

Did the Pope just answer the dubia by abolishing the John Paul II Institute?

Pete Baklinski

September 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One year ago to this day, four Cardinals submitted five yes-or-no questions to Pope Francis asking him if his 2016 exhortation on marriage and the family — Amoris Laetitia — conforms to perennial Catholic teaching on marriage, moral absolutes, conscience, and the sacraments.

The Pope has refused to answer their questions, despite the moral and pastoral chaos that ensued throughout the whole of Christendom as priests, bishops, and cardinals interpreted his teachings in completely contradictory ways. Some allowed civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics living in habitual adultery to receive Holy Communion. Some did not. read more

The Correction of Amoris Laetitia Is About to Be Published

The Correction of Amoris Laetitia Is About to Be Published

en.news
9/20/17

Anonimi della Croce wrote on September 16 that Cardinal Raymond Burke disclosed in a private setting during the recent Congress on Summorum Pontificum in Rome, that a “correction” of the controversial Amoris Laetitia is imminent.

It will not openly confront Francis but will take the form of letter or document signed by Cardinal Burke and other prelates, who in a magisterial way will correct those parts of Amoris Laetitia who contradict the Catholic Faith. read more

Pope Francis Wants Also To Kill the Other Family Institutes

Pope Francis Wants Also To Kill the Other Family Institutes

en.news
9/20/17

Theological relativism according to Amoris Laetitia shall not only be introduced in the Roman Institute for Marriage and Family but also the Institute’s locations in the USA, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Benin and the Philippines.

This was made clear by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the gran chancellor of the Institute. Talking to Vatican Radio in Italian, using contorted language, Paglia explained that he considers Catholic marriage a “model of the past”. read more

Why Does Pope Francis Interfere In Italian Politics?

Why Does Pope Francis Interfere In Italian Politics?

en.news
9/10/17

According to the anti-Catholic Italian paper Repubblica there is an “agreement” between the leftwing Italian government and the Vatican to introduce the birthright citizenship in Italy.

The Italian journalist Antonio Socci comments, “Where are now the leftwing protesters who complained about ‘interference’ in politics any time the Church spoke out in favor of the sacredness of life?”

He further points out that Pope Francis, when Italy was about to introduce gay pseudo-marriage, refused to take a position “because he did not want to interfere in politics.” read more

FR. JAMES MARTIN TO PRESENT POPE LEO XIII AWARD TO CDL. TIMOTHY DOLAN

Fr. James Martin to Present Pope Leo XIII Award to Cdl. Timothy Dolan

New York event sullies name of great Italian pontiff

by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant • September 19, 2017

NEW YORK – The Leo House, a Catholic guesthouse in Manhattan, has announced that Fr. James Martin will present its Pope Leo XIII Award to Cdl. Timothy Dolan at a December 11 fundraising gala in New York.

Named after the mighty Italian prelate and administered by the Leo House board of directors, the award “seeks to recognize Catholic clergy, religious and lay persons or organizations who best embody the ideals and values most cherished by the late pontiff” and “recognizes those who have served faithfully to advance and enhance the pontifical legacy and heritage of Leo XIII.” read more

Gay-activist priests should not speak at Catholic colleges

Gay-activist priests should not speak at Catholic colleges

Doug Mainwaring

September 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The revocation of Fr. James Martin, SJ’s invitation to speak at Catholic University of America’s Theological College has sent out shock waves in the world of Catholic academics. As the certain members of the intellectual set circle the wagons in Martin’s defense, they elevate notions of ‘academic freedom’ above adherence to the authentic message of the Gospel.

Rank and file Catholics wonder, “Is it really the duty of Catholic institutions to provide a platform for messages antithetical to the Gospel?” read more

U.S. bishop: Criticism of pro-gay Vatican adviser is a ‘cancer’ in the Church

U.S. bishop: Criticism of pro-gay Vatican adviser is a ‘cancer’ in the Church

[Defense of Fr. Martin and what he advocates is a cancer in the Church]

Lisa Bourne

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The withdrawal of Jesuit Father James Martin’s appearance next month at Catholic University of America-affiliated Theological College stirred reaction that continued into Monday and included San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy defending the controversial priest.

McElroy was among those who labeled reports and commentary on Father Martin’s LGBT stances as homophobia, censorship, “verbal violence,” and being a “cancer of vilification” in the Church. The bishop said Father Martin’s critics were overemphasizing chastity and they resent Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to move away from judging others. read more