African Bishop Contradicts Francis’ Claim

African Bishop Contradicts Francis’ Claim

en.news
12/12/17

“Oriental religions are a form of true paganism” said Burkina Faso Bishop Basile Tapsoba, 75, when asked what he thinks about Pope Francis’ claim that the words of Buddha can be a guide for Christians.

Talking to La Fede Quotidiana Tapsoba confirmed that “the religion of Buddha and all oriental religions are not compatible with Christianity.”

He points out that Jesus has said that we cannot have two masters, “Either him or others, one has to choose, a middle way cannot exist.” read more

Secret Trial: Cardinal Pell Fighting Corrupt Australian Justice System

Secret Trial: Cardinal Pell Fighting Corrupt Australian Justice System

[Return of Camera stellata (Star Chamber): the secret court of law in 15th-17th century England; and the lawyers get their $1000-2000+ hourly fees]

en.news
12/12/17

Cardinal George Pell, 76, will face a four-week pre-trial hearing in March to determine whether he should stand trial for [bogus] abuse accusations levelled against him. The complainants will be allowed to make their controversial claims secretly from a remote witness facility by video link. read more

Breaking: “Pledge of Fidelity”, Pro-Life Leaders Won’t Follow Erring Pope

Breaking: “Pledge of Fidelity”, Pro-Life Leaders Won’t Follow Erring Pope

en.news
12/12/17

37 pro-life and pro-family leaders from around the world published this morning on Fidelity Pledge blog a “Pledge of Fidelity” to the authentic teaching of the Church [see comment below for full text]. Their organizations represent millions of practicing Catholics.

The leaders see their work being harmed by statements and actions from certain Church leaders – Pope Francis included. They write that in recent years the Vatican replaced doctrinal and moral clarity by ambiguity and doctrines “directly contrary to the teaching of Christ and the precepts of the natural law“. read more

Interview – Roberto de Mattei Discusses the Escalating Church Crisis

Interview – Roberto de Mattei Discusses the Escalating Church Crisis

Maike Hickson December 11, 2017

Editor’s note: Last month, Dr. Maike Hickson began a correspondence with Catholic historian, author, and speaker Professor Roberto de Mattei on the nature of the escalating crisis in the Church. Although her husband’s recent sudden illness has necessitated that she take a leave of absence from her work here at OnePeterFive, she and her husband both asked that we proceed with the publication of this important and timely interview. read more

PAGANISM MAKES COMEBACK AROUND THE WORLD

Paganism Makes Comeback Around the World

“For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils, but the Lord made the Heavens” (Ps. 95:5)

by David Nussman • ChurchMilitant • December 11, 2017

Church Militant reported last week about the rise of neo-paganism in Iceland. Another matter worthy of comment is the growth of paganism around the world, with special emphasis on formerly Christian countries in Europe and the Americas.

In recent years, exorcists and other Catholic priests have observed an outburst in demonic possessions. They attribute it to the growth of neo-paganism, satanism, witchcraft and certain strains of syncretism (religion-blending). read more

When Springtime Turns to Darkest Winter: A Layman’s Guide to the Franciscan Pontificate

When Springtime Turns to Darkest Winter: A Layman’s Guide to the Franciscan Pontificate

Written by Hilary White
12/11/17

We all know that during the second half of the John Paul II pontificate a great number of conservative Catholic laity took seriously the call to the “New Evangelization” and started working for the Church. It’s a common story in dioceses and the various offices of national conferences bishops around the world. A great many of these are what we call “Generation X” people who were raised and lived through the post-conciliar period, watching as their parents’ generation of priests and bishops systematically tore down the edifice of the Church – sometimes literally in bricks and stones, but as often in the form of the terrible destruction of our patrimony of Catholic social and moral culture. read more

No Interest for the Youth Synod

No Interest for the Youth Synod

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[“It’s all over but the shouting” and Frankenpapst’s pre-scripted apostolic exhortation (i.e., written before the synod – in the same manner as that for the Synod on the Family)]

Lyrics

It’s all over but the shouting
It’s all done but the deed
It’s all healed but the hurtin’
It’s all taken but the heed
It’s all over but the shouting
It’s all gone but the need

She let me be all alone and discarded
An old machine chokin’ out in the weeds
Like a rusted water can in the garden
That’s all about that’s left of me read more

We’re not going to be the Jetsons.

We’re not going to be the Jetsons.

DEC 10, 2017

Our progressive secular elites think this is where we’re going. If only we can be convinced to give up our nostalgic clinging to outmoded ways of thought and social organisation. We just have to get rid of archaic Judeo-Christian thought processes and we’re home free!This would be fine as a goal (if you like the idea of the whole world being turned into the set for Logan’s Run) except that it’s not coming. There are a lot of problems with this idealistic vision of the future that sci fi has explored quite a lot. Social disparity is a popular issue for exploration. Where are the poor people in this glittering scenario? Is there a working class? Who’s making all this stuff that these shiny, pretty people use? And I’m sure we can imagine a lot more questions to ask. read more

Moneyval offers mixed assessment of Holy See’s efforts to combat money laundering

Moneyval offers mixed assessment of Holy See’s efforts to combat money laundering

[Comment from Gloria.TV News for 12/11/17: Forget About Mercy: The Committee said the effectiveness of the Vatican efforts could not be proven until Vatican courts actually prosecuted someone for a crime.]

Lyrics

We’ve made such a mess of this place
There’s blood stains on your face
Watch everybody live and pray
Invade in her life
I got everybody sleepwalking but
They think they are awake
Our hands are always covered in shame
But it won’t wash away
There’s blood in the water but it tastes so sweet
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder)
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, (you’re going to make it harder for me now)
This place is going up in flames
And we watch and we wait
And I think I kinda like the way
It burns in my face
There’s blood in the water but it tastes so sweet (tastes so sweet)
The sky is on fire, let it rain on me
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder)
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder for me now)
There’s blood in the water
There’s blood in the water
Blood in the water but it tastes so sweet
There’s blood in the water
There’s blood in the water
Blood in the water but it tastes so sweet
I got everybody sleepwalking but
They think they are awake
And our hands are always covered in shame
It won’t wash away
In flames
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder)
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder)
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder)
Show me no mercy
And let it rain, and let it rain
Show me no mercy
And let it rain (you’re going to make it harder for me now) read more

Shocking Revelation Of Our Lady of Akita

Shocking Revelation Of Our Lady of Akita

en.news 12/11/17

The Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli who used to be a staunched defender of the conservative Joseph Ratzinger and is now a staunched defender of the ultraliberal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, published in 2010 the book “Attack against Ratzinger” in which he quotes from the recognised apparitions of Our Lady in Akita, Japan,

“The work of the devil will creep even into the Church in such a way that cardinals will be opposed to other cardinals, and bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me, will be despised and hindered by their brethren… the Church will be full of those who accept compromises.” read more

Cdl. Brandmüller: Is Holding on to the Truth “Traditionalist”?

Cdl. Brandmüller: Is Holding on to the Truth “Traditionalist”?

[Itaque fratres state et tenete traditiones quas didicistis sive per sermonem sive per epistulam nostram = Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you have learned whether by word or by our epistle (2 Thessalonians 2:15)]

en.news
12/11/17

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the four prelates who signed the Dubia regarding Amoris Laetitia, explained to the Italian newspaper Il Giornale (December 8) that Holy Mass and the Lutheran Supper are totally different. read more

“For his superior, Bergoglio was not suitable to be a bishop”

“For his superior, Bergoglio was not suitable to be a bishop”

The newspaper La Verità interviews Marcantonio Colonna, author of the book Il papa dictatore , who is creating great turmoil in catholicity, revealing the lucid climb to the power of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

[Google translation of cronicasdepapafrancisco.com/2017/12/09/per-il-suo-superiore-bergoglio-non-era-adatto-a-fare-il-vescovo ; hat-tip to Canon212: “‘WHAT THEY DO NOT REALIZE IS THAT THE BOOK DOES NOT REPRESENT A SOLITARY VOICE, BUT EXPRESSES THE CONCERNS OF MANY PEOPLE’ – INTERVIEW WITH MYSTERIOUS AUTHOR OF THE DICTATOR POPE?”] read more

PAPAL ENVOY BACKTRACKS ON MEDJUGORJE, SAYS HIS COMMENTS ‘EXAGGERATED’

Papal Envoy Backtracks on Medjugorje, Says His Comments ‘Exaggerated’

Abp. Henryk Hoser clarifies that official pilgrimages based on visions still banned

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • December 10, 2017

MEDJUGORJE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (ChurchMilitant) – The papal envoy to Medjugorje is admitting his recent comments have been “a little exaggerated.”

Various pro-Medjugorje blogs exploded with news over the weekend that pilgrimages to the controversial site, where supporters claim apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary have been taking place daily for nearly 40 years, are now allowed by Rome, with the implication that Medjugorje has now been officially approved. read more

Cardinal O’Malley wins: Massachusetts will keep funding abortions

Remember how helpful the former USCCCP Pro-Life Chairman was in the petition drive to stop taxpayer-funded abortions?
Catholic Bishops Ban Signature Drives–Pro-Life Campaign in Jeopardy

Here an email just received, entitled Our Deepest Thanks:

Dear Pro-life friend:

I am sorry to inform you that, despite our best efforts, we have come up short in the number of certified signatures required to advance our petition to amend the state constitution to take the initial step to stop taxpayer-funded abortions in Massachusetts. read more