Category Archives: General

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

Cardinal Urosa: Venezuelan bishops reject foreign military intervention, whether from US or Cuba

Cardinal Urosa: Venezuelan bishops reject foreign military intervention, whether from US or Cuba

[While Their Excellencies reject foreign military intervention, Su Excelencia, el Presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, would graciously accept it from el Estado Socialista Unitario de la Republica de Cuba]

Catholic World News – August 18, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Venezuela “reject any foreign military interference” despite the country’s critical situation, said Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas. read more

The Flawed Strategy Behind Amoris Laetitia

Source: Homiletic & Pastoral Review

The Flawed Strategy Behind Amoris Laetitia

AUGUST 18, 2017 BY 

Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio, Pope Francis and his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and Cardinal Gerhard Muller

Catholics continue to be confounded by the mixed signals sent by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Given the high-ranking Church officials who have weighed in (but on opposite sides), and some who have been apparently released by the Holy Father due to their disagreement, it’s clear that a profound and troubling division exists at the highest levels of the Church about this document, and what it appears to be saying about Catholic teaching and the pastoral practice on marriage. Let us try to understand, yet again, what this document is trying to do, and the turmoil surrounding it. read more

Not only monuments to Confederate heroes but also Catholic shrines and statues are coming down or being targetted for such

Not only monuments to Confederate heroes but also Catholic shrines and statues are coming down or being targetted for such

1. Passaic tears down shrine to Virgin of Guadalupe

Aug. 17, 2017 www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/08/16/passaic-tears-down-shrine-virgin-guadalupe/574239001/

The town of Passaic dismantled a shrine to Our lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The shrine has sat at the corner of Madison and Hope avenues for the past 14 years. Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com

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(Photo: Richard Cowen/NorthJersey.com)

Vandals couldn’t destroy it, and numerous storms couldn’t harm it, but the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Passaic finally came down on Wednesday after 14 unauthorized years at the corner of Hope and Madison avenues.

Passaic Mayor Hector Lora ordered the shrine taken down in order to remove the religious display from land owned by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and thus restore the separation of church and state. Lora, the city’s newly-elected mayor who is also a minister, said he could not allow the religious display to permanently occupy public ground. read more

Modern Catholics ‘too wishy-washy’, says Scottish archbishop

Modern Catholics ‘too wishy-washy’, says Scottish archbishop

‘We accommodate. We compromise. We avoid conflict — even when conflict is the only proper course,’ Glasgow Archbishop Tartaglia wrote

[Including bishops such as His Excellency, who is “accomdating” here to the reception of Holy Communion]

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by Nick Hallett
posted Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017

Scottish Catholics have become too “wishy-washy” in standing up for their faith, the Archbishop of Glasgow has warned.

In an essay for Crux, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said “too many believers” have submitted to secular values and failed to stress their faith. read more

Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors

Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors

[Not under the current Pope]

Fr Aidan Nichols said that Pope Francis’s teaching had led to an ‘extremely grave’ situation

by Dan Hitchens
posted Friday, 18 Aug 2017

A prominent theologian has proposed reforming canon law to allow a pope’s doctrinal errors to be established.

Fr Aidan Nichols, a prolific author who has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge as well as the Angelicum in Rome, said that Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia had led to an “extremely grave” situation. read more

The Answer???

Please accept my apologies in advance if this post offends your sensibilities; I am outraged over what the terrorists are doing to us in the name of their god – whoever they claim that might be. You see, I have two sons: one of whom served in law enforcement for over 20 years and one who is serving as a firefighter-paramedic even now. They are charged with having to protect and/or rescue their fellow-citizens from the effects of what these deranged terrorists are doing.

I am retired now but in my 24 yr AF career I learned that one must “fight fire with fire” in order to put an end to what these deranged minds are plotting against us. And so I say, we must kill them before they kill us. We must use every tool available to us, including infiltrating their networks with our own informants and, in the event we find them in the act of terrorism, dispatch them quickly to their eternal home. In order to kill a snake one must cut off its head and we ought to begin doing that ASAP. read more

America’s Second Civil War

America’s Second Civil War

Pat Buchanan
Aug 18, 2017

“They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee — and what a leader! … No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller.”

So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial “The Oxford History of the American People” in 1965.

First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his home state rather than wage war upon her. read more

Charlottesville: A Clash of False Alternatives

Charlottesville: A Clash of False Alternatives

JOHN HORVAT II
8/18/17

The events in Charlottesville have shaken the nation, and many have rightly condemned the violence at the August 12 protest that resulted in one tragic death and many wounded.

Some were hesitant to make a sweeping condemnation pointing to the violence of the counter-protesters as a factor that must also be considered. Others feared that the public’s perception that the protesters were somehow conservative would be exploited to condemn anyone espousing conservative views. read more

Pope Is “Obsessed by [illegal] immigration”

Pope Is “Obsessed by [illegal] immigration”

en.news
8/18/17

The Vaticanist Marco Tosatti calls Francis a “pope obsessed by [illegal] immigration.”

“There is a need for an increasingly generous commitment to promote the culture of acceptance and solidarity, thus promoting peace and fraternity among peoples”, Pope Francis wrote earlier this week for a meeting organized by the Italian diocese of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca in order to promote illegal immigration into Italy. read more

HOMOSEXUAL INFILTRATION: the takeover of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

Thursday, 17 August 2017

torontocatholicwitness.blogspot.ca/2017/08/homosexual-infiltration-takeover-of.html

HOMOSEXUAL INFILTRATION: the takeover of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

  The homosexual takeover of the Dominicans and the Jesuits is well known.   
Standing on tip-toes, James Martin S.J, excitedly addresses
the Franciscan controlled church in NYC about homosexuality 
  Today we shall deal with the homosexual takeover of the Franciscans, and the very serious problem of homosexuality and “gay liberation” ideology being promoted by that Order.    
Ramoncito Razon 
    “St. Francis of Assisi LGBT Ministry” is a major propaganda arm of the Holy Name Province that promotes homosexuality as an “alternate lifestyle”. 




Ramoncito Razon, who “works at the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province” is an example of a militant homosexualist. His pro-homosexual stridency is open and aggressive. Obviously he has the approval of the Holy Name Province.

 
 
 
Not only that, but he stridently support New Ways Ministry and other openly dissenting groups. Razon displays a hatred for “Courage” (the Catholic ministry to people suffering from same-sex attraction), calling the apostolate a “pathology”. Razon,  wants to “sue” them.

But wait, there is more. Meet the Franciscan, Christian Seno. 

read more

The Church Wins Despite the Cowardice of the Christians

The Church Wins Despite the Cowardice of the Christians

en.news
8/17/17

“Never in history has the Church been so harassed as in this period”, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia said in his homily for the Assumption. Cañizares called this a “very severe test for the Church”.

But despite the attacks and persecutions as well as the infidelity and cowardice of the Christians the victory has already occurred, “The sign and proof for it Our Lady, glorified and crowned”, the Cardinal added. read more

The Treason of the Catholic “Nice Guys”

The Treason of the Catholic “Nice Guys”

Posted by Mary Ann Kreitzer on 8/17/17

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The Church will — through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Editor’s Note: This is the main article from the current issue of the Les Femmes newsletter. It’s not posted on line yet; I’m offering this as preview …

The City of God has a problem, a big problem. Many of those charged with protecting and defending the city have gone over to the enemy. Some are active members of the treasonous conspiracy, but others commit treason by their silence and capitulation. They are the “nice guys” who want to be liked and admired. They don’t want anyone rocking the boat by insisting on unpleasant truths and they fear epithets like “rigid” and “medieval.” And so they say and do nothing when the active conspirators within and the enemy without take their jackhammers and wrecking balls to the foundations of the holy city. read more

The Knights of Columbus want to silence and shame Catholic Converts through Crux

Op-Ed: The Knights of Columbus want to silence and shame Catholic Converts through Crux

Posted by New Catholic at 8/17/2017

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…actually, “in service to some” – just “cradle Catholics”:
Converts need not apply, or buy insurance
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The Knights of Columbus made a clear choice when the organization decided to sponsor the faltering “Crux” — founded by the Boston Globe for liberal journalist John Allen Jr (when the Globe thought it could cash in on Francis’ supposed “popularity”) and then, when it came into trouble, propped up by the Knights. read more

Porno Film Shot in a Church: Dutch Prosecutor Dismisses Charge

Porno Film Shot in a Church: Dutch Prosecutor Dismisses Charge

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
8/16/17

(The Hague) The Dutch Prosecutor’s Office refuses to charge prosecution for a porn film shot in a Catholic church.

Yesterday, on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption, the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office archived the complaint against the producer and the performers of a porn film, for shooting in the church dedicated to St. Joseph in Tilburg, better known as Heuvelse Kerk. Tilburg is located in the Dutch province of Nordbrabant. read more

Benedict XVI Ratzinger: From defender of the Faith to abdicator of the Papacy

[Benedict XVI Ratzinger: From defender of the Faith to abdicator of the Papacy]

Hilary White‏
@Hilarityjane66
8/17/17

[After shutting down her “What’s Up With Francis Church” blog and facebook, and other than occasional articles published in The Remnant and elsewhere, Twitter is Hilary’s only avenue of ongoing comment on ongoing religious matters]

So all the way back in 1986 “conservative” Ratzinger was persecuting[!? Shouldn’t that say “defending”?] the Faith through his office, only to abdicate it entirely in the end. read more