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  • Critics of the China-Vatican Deal Merely the Loud Minority: Bishop [Sorondo]

    09/24/2018 6:47:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Global Times ^ | 9/22/18 | Li Ruohan
    Critics of the long-waited agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishop are merely a “loud minority,” a Vatican bishop said Friday. “They are very strong in their position. They are loud, but there are not very many of them. They are a loud minority,” said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, also chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He made the remarks when asked to comment on a reported deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops, which critics say is a deal that “sells out” the Holy See. “In our interpretation, the...
  • The Chinese Church 'Remains Independent and Loyal to the Party'

    09/24/2018 6:44:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/24/18
    A note from the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church of China (bodies not recognized by the Holy See) comments on the "historic agreement" on episcopal appointments: "We remain on the path that leads to socialism". "Heartfelt" appreciation for the signature between the Vatican and Beijing.Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese Catholic Church "will continue to operate independently. We love the country and the Church, we will carry forward the principle of independence and the concept of the sinicization of religion while remaining on the path that leads to socialist society ". This was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed John Henry Newman, 09-24-18

    09/24/2018 5:42:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 09-24-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: John Henry Newman | Sir John Everett Millais Blessed John Henry Newman Saint of the Day for September 24 (February 21, 1801 – August 11, 1890) Blessed John Henry Newman’s Story John Henry Newman, the 19th-century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic. He was a priest, popular preacher, writer, and eminent theologian in both Churches.Born in London, England, he studied at Oxford’s Trinity College, was a tutor at Oriel College, and for 17 years was vicar of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Prominent Bergoglio Archbishop in Troubles

    09/24/2018 10:16:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 24, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Prominent Bergoglio Archbishop in Troubles Archbishop Mario Delpini of Milan, Italy, the biggest diocese of the world, is in troubles after Father Mauro Galli, 32, was condemned to six years and four month in prison. In December 2011, only month after his ordination, Galli abused the 15-year-old Alessandro, a teenager with learning difficulties. Galli’s parish-priest immediately informed Delpini who at the time was an auxiliary bishop and the episcopal vicar responsible for the area. As a consequence Galli was moved to another parish. Milan diocese justified this move with the argument that at the time nobody was speaking about [homosexual]...
  • [Catholic Caucus]A Homosexual Party for Cardinal McCarrick

    09/24/2018 10:00:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 23, 2018 | Gloria TV
    A Homosexual Party for Cardinal McCarrick The renowned journalist Marco Tosatti wrote on his blog (September 21) about a party thrown in honour Cardinal Theodore McCarrick somewhere in the Castelli Romani, a short distance south-east of Rome. According to Tosatti the party was organised by “homosexual circles.” It is unclear when the event took place. Because he was a liberal, McCarrick enjoyed for decades the protection of the oligarch media and of the Church establishment although his homosexual misconduct was no secret. Picture: Theodore McCarrick, © U.S. Institute of Peace, CC BY-NC, #newsWqbevytgcj
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Dolan Deserting NY?

    09/24/2018 9:50:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 23, 2018 | Christine Niles
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - New York's Cdl. Timothy Dolan is reportedly trying to leave his post to become new head of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Well-placed sources inform Church Militant he possibly wants out of New York before the NY State Attorney General Barbara Underwood gets too deep into her sex abuse investigation of the archdiocese. Underwood announced Sept. 6 she had subpoenaed personnel files and records related to clerical abuse from all eight Catholic dioceses in New York. The information of Dolan's possible departure comes amid news that longtime vicar general Mustaciuolo is leaving...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them

    09/24/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them Msgr. Charles Pope • September 23, 2018 • Over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary of sin. Saying “I have sinned” is often replaced by “I made a mistake,” or “I made a poor decision,” or “I’m sorry if my behavior was hurtful in some way.”Not only are we slow to say we have sinned, we are also ignorant of the subtleties of sin, in part because our vocabulary about sin is so limited. In this state we lose a certain advantage over sin because...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New Storm Over Pope Francis. From His Argentina

    09/24/2018 6:09:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | September 24, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    More than on the Baltic countries that Francis has visited in recent days, the attention of the media has inexorably focused on what he will say at the end of the journey, on the plane back to Rome, when he will again be interviewed on the scandal of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Since the sensational allegations of former United States nuncio Carlo Maria Viganň, who has accused Francis of having covered up that scandal in spite of being aware of it, more than a month has gone by. Without Francis having given the slightest response to the accusations.Meanwhile, however, another storm...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who wants to be a bishop – after McCarrick?

    09/23/2018 9:03:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 22, 2018 | Michael Davis
    Who wants to be a bishop – after McCarrick? by Michael Davis posted Saturday, 22 Sep 2018 Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS) The Vatican is struggling to regain control of major American diocesesJust a few months ago – though it seems like years – Washington, DC was the most coveted see in America. Though not the largest or wealthiest diocese, its archbishop is often the most politically well-connected cleric in the United States.All that changed when its former archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was revealed to be a serial sex abuser. Then, accusations of complicity began to pile up against his successor, Cardinal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Our Lady of Ransom (Gueranger)

    09/23/2018 9:02:37 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double THE OFFICE OF THE TIME gives us, at the close of September, the Books of Judith and Esther. These heroic women were figures of Mary, whose birthday is the honor of this month, and who comes at once to bring assistance to the world. “Adonai, Lord God, great and admirable, who hast wrought salvation by the hand of a woman:” the Church thus introduces the history of the heroine who delivered Bethulia by the sword, whereas Mardochai’s niece rescued her people from death by her winsomeness and her intercession. The Queen of heaven, in her peerless...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-24-18

    09/23/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    September 24, 2018 Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34 Refuse no one the good on which he has a claimwhen it is in your power to do it for him.Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once. Plot no evil against your neighbor,against one who lives at peace with you.Quarrel not with a man without cause,with one who has done you no harm. Envy not the lawless manand choose none of his ways:To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,but with the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Relevant Radio Interviews on St. Padre Pio

    09/23/2018 5:56:38 PM PDT · by Coleus
    Relevant Radio ^ | 09.19.18
    The Drew Mariani Show, September 21, 2018 @ 30 min.Morning Air, September 19, 2018@ 39 min.  
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, 09-23-18

    09/23/2018 2:56:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 09-23-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Pio of Pietrecina | San Sebastian Cathedral of Tarlac, Philippines | photo by Ramon FVelasquez Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Saint of the Day for September 23 (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968)  Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s Story In one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. It was the 45th canonization ceremony in Pope John Paul’s pontificate. More than 300,000 people braved blistering heat as they filled St. Peter’s Square and nearby streets. They heard the Holy Father praise the new...
  • [Cath Cauc] All holy martyrs of communism, pray for China; pray for the Church of China.

    09/23/2018 1:21:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    What is Up with the Synod ^ | September 22, 2018 | Hilary White
    All holy martyrs of communism, pray for China; pray for the Church of China. Sep 22, 2018 by Hilary White in Church of traitors Infamous photo of Mindszenty after months of torture, taken at his show-trial. To understand how the homosexual infiltration of the clergy happened, you must first understand when, why and how the Church first abandoned its opposition to Communism. The two issues are inseparable. The Church’s recent embrace of the Sexual Revolution comes from the same source; its infiltration by Marxists, and behind them, Freemasonry.Quite a lot of that history can be read about here and here.Many...
  • [Cath Cauc] Expert condemns Vatican for ‘betrayal’ in secret agreement with Communist China

    09/23/2018 9:30:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Steven Mosher
    September 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — As someone who, over the years, has helped underground Catholics in China build churches and open orphanages, I believe that the "provisional agreement" is a betrayal of the Catholic Church in China. Actually, I see it as a betrayal on several levels.  It betrays the authority of the papacy by giving the Chinese Communist Party the right to name bishops.  It betrays the underground Church in China, a Church which not only has survived decades of persecution at the hands of the authorities but is now, once again, under siege.  And--I would argue--because it is a secret agreement,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Fires Back at Crictics Despite Pledge of Silence

    09/23/2018 8:48:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 22, 2018 | Bree A. Dali
    Revealing “The Great Accuser”: Pope Francis Fires Back at Crictics Despite Pledge of Silence Bree A. Dail September 22, 2018 Although the pope pledged that he would “not say a single word” about the accusation that he was involved in the coverup of Cardinal McCarrick’s sexual abuse, he seems unable to stop making oblique references to exactly that situation. There has been a pattern—a theme if you will—that has overtaken the papal homilies of the past few weeks since the allegations first sufraced. Indeed, since news broke of the 11-page testimony from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó on August 25th, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Asking a Crucial Question: A Homily for the 25th Sunday of the Year

    09/23/2018 7:59:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Asking a Crucial Question: A Homily for the 25th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • September 22, 2018 • In the Sunday Gospel, the Lord Jesus is asking a crucial question. The word crucial here is selected carefully; it comes from the Latin cruces, meaning “cross.” Indeed, looming over this entire gospel reading is the cross. In it, Jesus makes the second prediction of His passion, death, and resurrection. It is in the context of this teaching that the Lord asks the “crucial” question of us: What is most central in your life? Let’s look at this...
  • China's Catholic Church Pledges Loyalty to Party After Vatican Deal

    09/23/2018 6:50:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23/18 | Adam Jourdan
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the country’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday, while welcoming a landmark deal struck with the Vatican on appointing new bishops. The Vatican on Saturday signed an agreement giving it a long-desired and decisive say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled it a sellout to the government. China’s around 12 million Catholics have been split between an underground Church swearing loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association. The Catholic Church in China said it would “persevere to walk a path suited to a socialist...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-23-18, Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/22/2018 9:05:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2018 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 2:12, 17-20 The wicked say:Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;he sets himself against our doings,reproaches us for transgressions of the lawand charges us with violations of our training.Let us see whether his words be true;let us find out what will happen to him.For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend himand deliver him from the hand of his foes.With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the testthat we may have proof of his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Gueranger)

    09/22/2018 9:04:30 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Green Semidouble THE PARALYTIC CARRYING HIS BED is the subject of this day’s Gospel, and gives the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost its title. It has been thought, by some, that its having the number it bears has caused it to be inserted in the Missal immediately after the Ember Days of autumn. We will not, like the Liturgists of the Middle Ages, discuss the question as to whether we should consider it has having taken the place of the vacant Sunday, which formerly used always to follow the ordination of the sacred ministers, in the manner we have elsewhere...