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  • What Mary Eberstadt told Notre Dame about 'Humanae Vitae'

    03/21/2018 8:49:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 20, 2018 | Perry West
    Author Mary Eberstadt told students at the University of Notre Dame Tuesday that a 50-year-old document on contraception is critical to understanding the state of contemporary culture. Eberstadt, a senior researcher at the Faith and Reason Institute, spoke at Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, explaining that the prophetic message of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae has become a reality.“Contraceptive technology, as Paul VI foresaw, opens a Pandora’s box of mischief in which the stronger have the advantage,” Eberstadt told Notre Dame students March 20.“For some while now, it’s been apparent that the sexual revolution that began...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Three)

    03/21/2018 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Three) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 20, 2018 • We have been surveying several incidents in which the ancient Jewish people grumbled against Moses and God. We have done so not merely to survey their sins but to learn of our own tendencies to do the same. What makes grumbling so obnoxious is that it comes so soon after astonishing blessings and demonstrations of God’s love for us and His will and power to save us. Trust, it would seem, is something very difficult for us to learn.Lesson...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lettergate produces a casualty: Msgr. Viganň. Well… not quite.

    03/21/2018 7:50:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | March 21, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Lettergate produces a casualty: Msgr. Viganň. Well… not quite. Posted on 21 March 2018 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Lettergate has produced a casualty… another casualty, the first being the Truth.Or did it?The Prefect of the Secretariate for Communications, Msgr. Dario Viganň  – who so botched the the handling of the pro-Francis booklet roll out by unscrupulously slicing and dicing Benedict XVI’s letter and then weaponizing it – has resigned.  The Bolletino has a declaration from the Holy See Press Office’s Greg Burke.  It includes links to Viganň’s letter and Pope Francis’ response.Not content with writing just a resignation letter Viganň extends the agony with...
  • ACNA’s Anglo-Catholic Crisis- A Case Study in Anglo-Catholic issues

    03/21/2018 7:13:01 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Anglicanorum Coetibus Society ^ | 03-21-2018 | Simon Dennerly
    After Monday’s article about the Anglican Church in North America’s  Anglo-Catholic section, the Missionary Diocese of All Saints contemplating leaving the ACNA we received a statement from the Sufferage Bishop of MDAS, Richard W. Lipka: ” I want to be clear that we have not made any decision to leave ACNA. We have simply begun to explore relationships with other  non-papal Catholic entities”An ACNA clergy source, which wishes to remain anonymous, has stated they do want to leave, but they need some place to go to. Despite members of the MDAS clergy making enquires with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-18

    03/20/2018 10:10:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies ^ | Revised New American Bible
    March 21, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said:"Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,that you will not serve my god,or worship the golden statue that I set up?Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,and all the other musical instruments;otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,"There is no need for us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Benedict, Abbot (Gueranger)

    03/20/2018 9:01:56 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double FORTY DAYS AFTER the white dove of Cassino had mounted to heaven, Benedict, her glorious Brother, ascended by a bright path to the blissful abode where they were to be united forever. Both of them reached the heavenly country during that portion of the year which corresponds with the holy Season of Lent. It frequently happens, however, that St. Scholastica’s feast is kept before Lent has begun; whereas St. Benedict’s day, the twenty-first of March, always comes during the Season of Penance. God, who is the Sovereign Master of time, willed that the Faithful, while practicing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday in Passion Week (Gueranger)

    03/20/2018 9:01:00 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple AT ROME, THE STATION, is in the Church of Saint Marcellus, Pope and Martyr. This Church was once the house of the holy lady Lucina, who gave it to the Pontiff, that he might consecrate it to God. COLLECT Sanctificato hoc jejunio, Deus, tuorum corda fidelium miserator illustra: et quibus devotionis præstas affectum, præbe supplicantibus pium benignus auditum. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Enlighten, O God of mercy, the hearts of thy people by means of this holy fast; and since all our devotion is the effect of thy bounty, mercifully hear the petitions we make. Through...
  • Cath Cauc: Members of Feminist Group In Favor of Female Cardinals Invited to Youth-Synod Prep...

    03/20/2018 6:59:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 20, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    Members of Feminist Group In Favor of Female Cardinals Invited to Youth-Synod Preparations Maike Hickson March 20, 2018 0 Comments On 8 March, Mary McAleese, the former President of Ireland, caused a stir at a women’s conference in Rome. In her opening remarks at the event, held on the occasion of International Women’s Day, McAleese — who is notably pro abortion and an advocate of the LGBT movement — called the Catholic Church  “one of the last great bastions of misogyny”, and claimed that a hierarchy that is “homophobic and anti-abortion is not the church of the future.” She also lamented that women...
  • Keeping the Faith Alive in the Most Remote Parish on Earth

    03/20/2018 6:24:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/15/18 | Abbot Hugh Allan
    Life on the island of Tristan da Cunha began with Napoleon. Today, it is sustained by faithThe main island of Tristan da Cunha prides itself on being the most remote inhabited island in the world. It takes up to two weeks to get there by sea from South Africa. This gives the Catholic parish of St Joseph’s a claim to being the most remote parish on earth. It was thanks to Napoleon that life on the island began. When the defeated emperor was exiled to St Helena, the British sent a garrison to Tristan da Cunha as a precaution against...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Brazilian bishop arrested, accused of stealing $600,000

    03/20/2018 4:09:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | March 20, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    ROSARIO, Argentina - A bishop and several other Church officials have been arrested in Brazil, accused of stealing around $600,000 from the faithful. The arrests took place as part of an operation called “Caiphas,” which began at the crack of dawn on Monday.Close to a dozen people, including Bishop José Ronaldo Ribeiro, the diocesan vicar general, and four other priests are accused of conspiracy to commit a crime and of having diverted resources from the Diocese of Formosa, according to reports by Spanish news agency Efe.Ronaldo was appointed to the diocese of Formosa, in the center-west state of Goiás, by...
  • Francis Bootlicks Leftwing Fake "Youth"

    03/20/2018 11:43:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 19, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Francis Bootlicks Leftwing Fake "Youth" With a usual “speak boldly, do not be ashamed”, Pope Francis addressed a pre-synodal meeting of 300 selected leftwing radicals which he invited to represent "the youth". During their first meeting on March 19 in Rome, he asked them to say what they “feel”. Francis called on the Church to listen to "the young people" which he himself did not chose among Catholics but rather among atheists and nihilists. This way, Francis attempts to understand what "God" wants from the Church "today". Not surprisingly Australia’s delegate Angela Markas told the pre-synodal meeting that she wants...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s relief agency sits on governing body of contraception-promoting org

    03/20/2018 11:37:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Lepanto Institute via LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Michael Hichborn
    March 19, 2018 (Lepanto Institute) – Caritas Internationalis, which is the Vatican-run confederation of Catholic international aid and development agencies, is on the board of directors of The Sphere Project, whose central purpose is to promote a standard handbook for aid and development work. The handbook strongly advocates for the use of contraception, including so-called "emergency" contraceptives for victims of rape. The Sphere Project says that it is: a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim – to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe"

    03/20/2018 8:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    Moral Theologian: Francis Is Leading the Church Into "Spiritual Catastrophe" The so called "new paradigm” drawn from Amoris Laetitia, suggests that some Catholics are not required to submit to the divine and natural laws, Christian Brugger, a father of five children who taught moral theology and served as a theological consultant to the US bishops, writes on (March 19). Brugger appeals to the bishops to resist this “new paradigm” whose logic "will surely be applied to contraceptive acts, homosexual behavior, and to other traditionally rejected behaviors”. He believes that only such an intervention can avert what otherwise will be...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Two)

    03/20/2018 8:20:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Two) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 19, 2018 • In yesterday’s post we pondered how the Jewish people, despite having witnessed signs and wonders during the plagues in Egypt, failed to trust in God and to call upon Him confidently when they saw the Egyptian army in pursuit. Today we consider how they grumbled about the food that God provided for their sustenance. Lesson 2: They Grumbled against the Very Food of SalvationThe Hebrew word often translated as grumbling or murmuring is lō·nū or liyn. Its root meaning...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?" A Conference.

    03/20/2018 6:54:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    It is confirmed. Next April 7, the Saturday of Easter Week, a very special conference will be held in Rome. The intention of which will be to show the Catholic Church the way to go, after the uncertain journey of the first five years of the pontificate of Pope Francis.The reckoning of this five-year period, in fact, is rather critical, to judge from the title of the conference:“Catholic Church, where are you going?”And even more so if one looks at the subtitle: “Only a blind man can deny that in the Church there is great confusion.” This is taken from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-18

    03/19/2018 9:17:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 03-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20, 2018 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday in Passion Week (Gueranger)

    03/19/2018 9:06:15 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THE STATION, in Rome, was formerly the Church of the Martyr Saint Cyriacus, and as such it is still given in the Roman Missal; but this holy sanctuary having been destroyed, and the relics of the holy Deacon translated to the Church of Saint Mary in Via lata, it is here that the Station is now held. COLLECT Nostra tibi, Domine, quæsumus, sint accepta jejunia: quæ nos expiando, gratia tua dignos efficiant; et ad remedia perducant æterna. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. May our fast, O Lord, we beseech thee, be acceptable to thee, and, having purified...
  • Catholic college won’t defend student threatened with gay rape for defending marriage

    03/19/2018 8:12:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Catholic college students are threatening, harassing, and targeting a Resident Advisor (RA), including with a cartoon depicting him being anally raped, for posting a bulletin board affirming Catholic teaching on marriage. “I couldn’t even go brush my teeth for several nights without facing a mob in my hallway,” the RA, Michael Smalanskas, told LifeSiteNews. Providence College, where this is taking place, is run by the Dominican order’s Province of St. Joseph – well-known in most places for its orthodoxy. However, in response to repeated vandalism of the bulletin board and other student employees threateningly congregating outside the Catholic RA’s door...
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks about my work. I say I’ve been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says “Isn’t he so wonderful?” or, “That must be an inspiring thing,” or, “I have a friend who would love to read it.” And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, “Well, they should know that it’s not entirely favorable.”
  • OIC Secretary General Discusses with Pope Francis Terrorism, Rohingya and Quds Issues

    03/19/2018 6:20:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican today, Friday, 16 March 2018. During the meeting both sides emphasized the importance of interfaith dialogue and raising the voice of wisdom and tolerance to combat extremism and terrorism. The Secretary General emphasized to His Holiness that terrorism has no religion, and that OIC condemns all terrorist acts coming from any religion. Al Othaimeen presented his thanks to the Pope for his stand on the issue of Al Quds and the basic rights of the Muslims...