NuVatican responds to PA grand jury report, says FrankenPope is on the side of the victims 

NuVatican responds to PA grand jury report, says FrankenPope is on the side of the victims  Image result for pope francis and friends laughing Catholic World News – 8/17/18 “The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible,” said Greg Burke, director of the Holy See Press Office. “The Church must learn hard lessons from its past, and there should be accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur … Victims should know that the Pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent.”

THE REAL CATHOLIC CRISIS: Universal Apostasy and Abuse of Power (not merely homosexuality)

So the creaky old Modernists are finally outing themselves. What a shock! After decades of using and abusing Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament while spiritually raping their flocks (children especially) Sunday after Sunday and year after year, why would anyone be surprised to learn that these creatures also like to party like it’s 1999 in Sodom?

Compared to a lifetime of blasphemy and sacrilege, a little sodomy here and there is a piece of cake. read more

Tempted to leave Church over sex abuse crisis? That’s exactly what Satan wants

Tempted to leave Church over sex abuse crisis? That’s exactly what Satan wants

August 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the midst of the current second tidal wave of clerical sex abuse allegations and revelations—a wave likely to continue building in magnitude as it sweeps through one diocese after another and churns up decades of episcopally-authorized muck—we have to guard against and help others to guard against certain popular errors that always crop up at a time like this.

Years ago, I remember reading seven or eight letters to the editor in an old issue of Time magazine, an issue with an oil-covered seabird on the cover. These were letters written in reaction to the hierarchy’s complicity with clerical abuse, about which we are rightfully indignant. Almost all of the letters reflected the liberal stance of Time itself, and all of them revealed a level of ignorance of basic Catholic doctrine that could only be called stupendous. read more

Pro-sodomite Fr. James Martin downplays abuse of seminarians: McCarrick an ‘outlier’

Pro-sodomite Fr. James Martin downplays abuse of seminarians: McCarrick an ‘outlier’

[Jebbie Jim is neither an outlier nor an inlier – only a big liar! – AQ Tom]

NEW YORK, August 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican advisor and pro-homosexual Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin claimed in an interview that homosexual sex-abuse of seminarians is not “rampant” in the Church.

Commenting on revelations that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had groomed and sexually molested young seminarians, PBS anchorman John Yang asked the Jesuit priest if this kind of abuse was a problem in the Church. read more

FrankenPope names new Vatican bishop who claims Jesus didn’t ‘establish rules’

FrankenPope names new Vatican bishop who claims Jesus didn’t ‘establish rules’

August 16, 2018 ( – Pope Francis has consecrated as a bishop a Portuguese priest who claims that Jesus didn’t “establish rules” and who promotes the theology of a dissenting nun who defends the legalization of abortion and homosexual “marriage.”

José Tolentino Mendonça, a priest and poet who was the vice-rector Catholic University of Lisbon, will now be heading the Vatican Secret Archives for Pope Francis, a post he will assume in September of this year. read more

FrankenPope sends note ‘blessing’ Brazil’s pro-abortion jailed ex-president running for office

FrankenPope sends note ‘blessing’ Brazil’s pro-abortion jailed ex-president running for office

August 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has recently met in Rome with some of the allies of the former Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva, who is now jailed for corruption. The Pontiff expressed his support for Lula da Silva, even allegedly comparing his imprisonment with the persecution of Jesus Christ.

On 2 August, Pope Francis welcomed three allies of Lula da Silva, former Brazilian Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs Celso Amorim, former Argentine Minister Alberto Fernandez, and Chilean Minister Carlos Ominami. At that meeting, the Pope spoke with his guests about the situation of the former President of Brazil who ruled eight years from 2003 until 2011. The supportive delegation called attention to the plight of Lula, who is now imprisoned for his corruption which his supporters claim to be an unjust form of “lawfare.” read more



by Church Militant  •  •  August 16, 2018    

Must address problem of homosexuality among bishops and cardinals

Thomas McKenna, the president of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, interviewed Cardinal Raymond Burke this week on the clergy abuse scandal. He granted Church Militant permission to republish his interview.


Thomas McKenna: Your Eminence, a new wave of clergy sexual abuse has surfaced and is indicating a widespread practice of homosexuality among clergy in dioceses and seminaries across the country. What would you say is the root cause of this corruption?

Cardinal Raymond Burke: It was clear after the studies following the 2002 sexual abuse crisis that most of the acts of abuse were in fact homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men. There was a studied attempt to either overlook or to deny this. Now it seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root. It is of course a tendency that is disordered. read more



LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl remains defiant in the face of calls for his resignation.


August 16, 2018

Church Militant has learned that the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has hired prestigious law firm Jones Day to represent Cdl. Wuerl in response to the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Jones Day represents major American corporations including Procter & Gamble, CitiGroup, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and American Airlines — to name just a few.

Reports are that to retain this firm is $50,000 to $75,000 per month. Church Militant has queried the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. asking who is paying for this representation and where the money is coming from. read more

Wherein Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written

Wherein Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written

Posted on  by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this out, and I had to stop several times and walk around before taking up the sword again.  I suppose I will hesitate a few times and pray a bit before I hit that PUBLISH button.

One of our comments, under another post, mentions the website of a priest, Fr. Edwin Palka, who explains why some priests have not blown the whistle on homosexual priests and homosexual priest predators.  Frankly, his post put some steel into my fingers. read more

“Predator Priests”: Beware the knights in shining armor

“Predator Priests”: Beware the knights in shining armor

 Louie – August 16, 2018  

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By now, most readers have begun digesting the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report that provides details concerning “301 predator priests” who abused minors over the course of many years, as well as outing the bishops and others that covered for them.

The horror of it all goes without say. Every decent human being finds the activities of these men utterly disgusting. That’s a given. Likewise, does every decent human being’s heart break for the victims of this abuse, and the terrible impact it has had on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. read more

Cardinal Wuerl’s “resignation”

Cardinal Wuerl’s “resignation”

[After almost three years, still sitting on or in FrankenPope’s desk!]

Donald Cardinal Wuerl submitted his letter of resignation as archbishop of Washington. Of course, this was done on 12 November 2015, when Wuerl turned 75 years old, as required by the new code of canon law.  Wuerl has been archbishop since 2006, when he replaced his friend and ally, Theodore McCarrick, in the position. At the time of his hand-delivered letter of resignation, nearly three years ago, Wuerl told Religion News Service:  “Now if the Holy Father were to accept it tomorrow, I would be well-prepared to take time to write, to read, to pray a lot more.” The relevant code of canon law (401) for resignations at the age of 75 says:  “A diocesan bishop who has completed the seventy-fifth year of age is requested to present his resignation from office to the Supreme Pontiff, who will make provision after he has examined all the circumstances.” Cardinal Wuerl will be 78 in less than three months.  He has suspended and intimidated conservative priests, and has even blocked conservative bishops from offering sacraments in his archdiocese, while doing almost nothing to combat the numerous shenanigans administered by Jesuits at Georgetown University.  The local media (eternally grateful for his refusal to enforce Church teachings) gives him a free pass on things such as his knowledge of McCarrick’s past, or at best easily accepts a no-comment from his office.  No one in a position of power dares stand up to Don Wuerl, as critics know he will make them an offer they can’t refuse. The decision to accept Wuerl’s resignation has been, and remains, with Pope Francis “after he has examined all the circumstances.” As Pope Francis continues to remain silent on the latest round of news, even under mainstream pressure, the ball is in his court.  He can choose to remain silent, or he can begin to take action.  One small action at Francis’ disposal is =&0=&the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl as archbishop of Washington.  If nothing else, the Catholic Church in America would be better off with Donald Wuerl having the time “to pray a lot more.”

President Duarte and Dr. Jeff Mirus: When is a Catholic not a Catholic?

President Duarte [and Dr. Jeff Mirus]: When is a Catholic not a Catholic?

[AQ Tom to Duarte Harry and Dr. Jeff: When is a Catholic not a Catholic? Answer from the Baltimore Catechism]

169b. How does a baptized person separate himself from full incorporation in the Mystical Body [i.e., the Catholic Church]?

A baptized person separates himself from full incorporation in the Mystical Body by open and deliberate heresy, apostasy or schism.

169c. How does a baptized person separate himself from full incorporation in the Mystical Body by heresy?

A baptized person separates himself from full incorporation in the Mystical Body by heresy when he openly rejects or doubts some doctrine proposed by the Catholic Church as a truth of divine-Catholic faith, though still professing himself a Christian.

169d. When does a baptized person separate himself from full incorporation in the Mystical Body by apostasy?

A baptized person separates himself from full incorporation in the Mystical Body by apostasy when he openly rejects the entire Christian faith. read more

Liberalism And The Crisis Of Catholicism

Liberalism And The Crisis Of Catholicism

August 16, 2018 – By PAUL KRAUSE

(Editor’s Note: Paul Krause is a recent graduate of Yale’s Divinity School. His writings have appeared in Crisis Magazine, Forbes Online, and other publications.)

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Can the Catholic Church be liberal? The answer to that question is probably self-evident to those with a strong knowledge of Church teachings and history. But given the current malaise and crisis facing the Church: loss of self-confidence, increasing self-doubt, retreat, and the clamoring to “get with the times,” we must understand the temptation that liberalism offers and crisis that it poses to the Church — especially in the United States but also much of the Western World.
There are two basic understandings of liberalism. One is academic and philosophical, examining the metaphysical underpinnings of liberalism from which one sees that liberalism is a materialistic, mechanistic, utilitarian, and atomistic philosophy which denies the summum bonum and is functionally hedonistic and atheistic in its practical application in life. The other, which is more pernicious, is the ignorant association of liberalism with goodness, kindness, compassion, and tolerance — a philosophy of “reform” where reform means left-wing social and political changes and those reforms are always and necessarily good.
In Europe, the Catholic Church has long been a bastion of conservatism. Conservatism, here, is not the American understanding but the proper philosophical understanding: Communitarian, hierarchal, pro-order and pro-authority, skeptical of all materialistic movements, and instinctively defensive against outside conquest (including Islamic invasion and liberal or Marxist reformism and revolution).
In America, however, the Catholic Church has long been a partner with the Democratic Party. While the Democratic Party that traces its lineage to Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson is not the same Democratic Party that emerged after the Roosevelt realignment, the one thing maintaining continuity between the early iteration of the Democratic Party with the new iteration is reformism.
Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democrats were wildly reformist and sought the expansion of the democratic process to as many people as deemed acceptable in the nineteenth century. Today’s Democrats still follow this inheritance.
As such, American Catholics found an uneasy home in the Democratic Party. Republicans, then as today, were the home of Protestant nativists and nationalist with a deep anti-Catholic prejudice. To be a “good American” was to be a bad Catholic. Many Catholic politicians, whether they are Democratic or Republican, are certainly “good Americans” but exceedingly bad Catholics when it comes to affirming and living by the standards of Catholic social teaching and Catholic moral doctrine.
Democrats were not really pro-Catholic as much as they were anti-Republican. Democrats in the South were just as nativistic and Protestant as their Yankee Puritan brethren in the Republican Party, but Democrats in the North — where Catholic immigration was strongest — sought to utilize Catholics as a new voting bloc to break the power of the Republican Party.
And so began the long history of Catholic subjugation to the Democratic Party for purely political ends. Sadly, American ecclesiastical leadership continues to allow itself to be abused for purely political ends. American Catholics who remain loyal to the Democratic Party, and the USCCB, need to realize they are nothing more than instruments of the Godless, immoral, functionally anti-Catholic Democratic Party.
For various reasons, liberalism — as understood by the public and media — is not what it entails philosophically. Instead, liberalism is seen as the benign and progressive philosophy of universal compassion, “progress,” and toleration. The promise of liberalism is a life free of harm and perpetual peace. And what reasonable person can argue against this?
There are many flaws even with this outlook within liberalism. First, it implicitly denies original sin and makes man into essentially a peaceful creature that doesn’t commit harm or violate others without structural coercion that can be perfected (e.g., “human nature” is malleable).
Second, it is explicitly utopian precisely because of its denial of original sin and believes a literal heavenly Jerusalem can be consummated in the here and now. This is not the same as the Thomistic outlook concerning the common good and civility within society which all humans are called to participate in as perfection of an earthly utopia is not the goal of Thomistic political theology.
Third, toleration is something that Church teaching cannot abide by on certain core moral matters without functionally abandoning the moral teachings of the Church.
Fourth, liberalism is a strictly political ideology that is deficient in its anthropology and philosophy of nature which inevitably exhausts itself in metaphysical and ontological poverty as human minds are corrupted to think only of ephemeral goods and to understand themselves as robotic consumers without a soul to know the good, true, and beautiful (which doesn’t even exist).
Moreover, it is sham to assert that only liberalism is the philosophy of love and compassion. Christianity is the religion of love and charity, and much of the West’s exhaustive and warped language of love and compassion are evidence of the West’s Christian heritage. But rather than a gift of self to another, the “love” of the contemporary West mirrors the “Ministry of Love” employed by Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984: a structural organization that coerces confessions of love and enforces acceptable speech. It is nothing more than a corrupt and hollow parody of love — which is all Satan is capable of achieving.
Catholic teaching is the opposite of liberal ideology. Where liberalism is latitudinal and monistic, Catholic teaching is hierarchal and pluralistic — in the truest sense of the word. Where liberalism asserts hedonism as the highest good in life Catholicism asserts that union with the transcendentals, God, is the summum bonum that is knowable to all.
Liberalism also promotes restless change and abolition of traditions and the Catholic Church promotes order and the maintenance and cultivation of traditions. Whereas liberalism understands man as a mechanistic economic robot, Catholicism understands man not merely as an image of God but the rich anthropology accompanied by Catholic teaching, the Catholic understanding of man — his origin, and destiny — is a total portrait of human exquisiteness (and fragility); the total man which is not found in any other philosophy or religion. Whereas liberalism’s “love” is coerced by structural powers of government, Catholicism’s love is self-giving and rooted in God’s love for us and man’s free will.
Liberalism wages a war against roots, heritage, tradition, history, and moral truths in order to create its perverse parody of the New Jerusalem in the here and now. As such, it is the great enemy of the Catholic Church and of Catholic teaching and truth. Liberalism is the prevailing political zeitgeist of the Western establishment which, in hard times, courts the last great Western institution that has refused — doctrinally — to jump on board with the liberal rush to death to help prop it up.
In good times, as much to be expected, liberalism scorns and attacks the Catholic Church as backward, intolerant, and a threat to liberalism. Which it is, of course.
Westerners do not know themselves anymore. This is a long time coming, which, arguably, began in the Protestant Reformation by severing the heritage of Rome and Athens from the Western inheritance. Liberalism is finishing the job against Rome and Athens and has also turned against what Protestantism promoted over Rome and Athens: Jerusalem.
The three cornerstones of Western civilization — which the Catholic Church has long safeguarded and cultivated — are thus knocked down as the West will be replaced either by a foreign religion and its understanding of the world, or the hollow nihilism of modern liberalism which cannot stand up to that threat anyway.
If the Catholic Church seeks “relevance,” perhaps it should start by defending the vestiges of the civilization it had long nurtured. And from there, tilling the soil and caring for the seed of life to flourish once again, it may yet return to the divine mandate to baptize the nations (yet again) and teach them the ways of God. Liberalism does nothing of the like. And as long as the Catholic Church accommodates liberalism it will continue its slide into irrelevance. read more

Priest Likens Trump to Hitler (Open Letter of Complaint to Archbishop of Baltimore)

Priest Likens Trump to Hitler (Open Letter of Complaint to Archbishop of Baltimore)

Written by  Lieutenant Colonel David G. Bolgiano, USAF (Ret.) – 8/13/18

His Excellency, The Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

SUBJCT: Disrespectful Homily of the Reverend James A. Casciotti, S.J., Pastor of St. Ignatius Church – 24 June 2018

Your Excellency:

I am writing out of concern over the increasingly heated, divisive and disrespectful attitudes in society over politics, which appear to have spilled over in the Homilies of at least one Priest in your jurisdiction.  Having read your Pastoral Letter of January 30, 2017 on Immigration, I understand the need for compassion and love in dealing with the less fortunate. But, as fully described in my article (attached), Father Casciotti’s statements were factually inaccurate and insulting to those members of his congregation who lawfully and in good conscience support President Trump. A good number of them are now seeking other parishes where they will be treated with dignity and respect. read more

‘I Met With Every Victim’: LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl Addresses Claims Of Inaction In Grand Jury Report

‘I Met With Every Victim’: LaDonna Cardinal Wuerl Addresses Claims Of Inaction In Grand Jury Report

[And some of those “meetings” may have been when he was the perp who victimized them? – AQ Tom]

August 16, 2018 at KDKA-TV

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the first time since the release of the grand jury report on sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses, Cardinal Donald Wuerl is speaking out.

The former bishop of Pittsburgh says he hopes that people have not lost faith in him as a leader.

“Think of, and he says this in the report, how many people I removed? How many priests I removed. So, it’s not really exact to say we just showed a disdain for the victims, I met with every victim. Anyone that would come forward, I met with them and I’d have to say more than once shared a tear with them as they or their parents told the story,” Cardinal Wuerl said. read more