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  • [Cath Cauc] URGENT: HIDEOUS about SYMBOL on pastel vestments for World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/19/2018 7:50:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | August 18, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The other day I posted – HERE – about the truly weird vestments designed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin. At first, I objected to the impression given by the pastel colors chosen.It seems to me that, in Ireland and in this time of renewed clerical crisis, this is NOT the best choice.  In fact, it is completely tone deaf.Or is it?Then the comments started coming in about the symbols on the vestments.   “Maybe, so, maybe not,” I thought.But wait.  There’s more.I got an email from a reader who said that the swirly symbol is quite like the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Reminder for Suffering Catholics: Satan Plays the Long Game

    08/19/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 16, 2018 | Raymond Kowalski
    Satan plays a long game. We know from the Gospel of Luke that Satan intended to sift like wheat Peter and the apostles.Writing recently in National Review, Fr. Benedict Kiely has called the Church’s present trial the “summer of shame.” Before our eyes, the successors of the apostles are being sifted as well. Many Catholic commentators are saying the weakness of these wicked prelates is finally being exposed. I fear they may be wrong. Perhaps it is the diabolical strength of these prelates on display.This moment has been building for centuries. Steve Skojec recently observed that “only a structure already...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Wuerl's resignation

    08/19/2018 5:51:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 16, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Cardinal Wuerl's resignation 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."...
  • [Catholic Caucus] McCarrick And Power

    08/19/2018 3:56:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | August 18, 2018 | Christopher Manion
    On Sunday, April 3, 2005, the day after the death of St. John Paul II, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and at least a dozen other priests concelebrated the ten a.m. Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In attendance were, among other dignitaries, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. Cardinal McCarrick came out to the pews before Mass, fully vested except for his chasuble, and greeted Sen. Kennedy warmly. After the Mass, as the celebrants processed out, Sen. Kennedy stood up and took Cardinal McCarrick’s arm. Beaming, they strolled arm in arm down the aisle toward...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop Morlino: Homosexual Subculture in Church ‘Wreaking Great Devastation’

    08/18/2018 7:59:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 18, 2018 | Church Militant / Bishop Morlino
    Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin sent a letter to his diocese Saturday in response to the current sex abuse scandals in the Church exposed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report as well as the revelations concerning Abp. Theodore McCarrick. The full letter — the strongest statement yet from any Church leader — is republished here. ******* Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of Madison, The past weeks have brought a great deal of scandal, justified anger, and a call for answers and action by many faithful Catholics here in the U.S. and overseas, directed at the Church hierarchy...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Wuerl Withdraws From World Meeting of Families

    08/18/2018 12:42:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 18, 2018 | Christine Niles
    Follows news that publisher has canceled publication of Wuerl's book DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal Donald Wuerl has withdrawn from the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. The Irish Times has confirmed that the embattled cardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C., who was scheduled to give a keynote talk Wednesday titled "The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World," will not be attending the event, where Pope Francis will make a visit. The archdiocese offered no reason for his withdrawal. The news comes one day after his publisher announced it was cancelling its plans to publish the cardinal's forthcoming book,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] SIGN THE PETITION: Cardinal Wuerl needs to resign

    08/17/2018 8:57:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 14, 2018
    A grand jury report released August 14, 2018 revealed Church officials in six Pennsylvania dioceses engaged in an decades-long “systematic” cover-up of priestly sex abuse. 301 priests were found to have abused more than 1,000 children.Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006, is mentioned by name more than 200 times in the grand jury report. Wuerl is the current archbishop of Washington, D.C., the successor of now-disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.As bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl knew about predatory priests and shuffled them to different dioceses, putting more children at risk. He wrote to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Episcopal Sodomy - Wuerl Defiant

    08/16/2018 7:27:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 16,, 2018 | Church Militant
    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.As of the time of this report, the archdiocese has not responded.On Aug....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Special Report—Episcopal Sodomy: Donald Wuerl Must Go!

    08/16/2018 11:46:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Miltant ^ | August 14, 2018 | Church Militant
    Donald Wuerl — the cardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C. — must go. The kingpin of the American hierarchy — a man who over the decades has carefully and meticulously cultivated an image of reformer — has now been exposed as a fraud, just as guilty as scores of other bishops in the U.S. who hid and shuffled around homosexual predator priests and concelaed them from law enforcement officials. The long-awaited bombshell Pennsylvania Grand Jury report is out, released in dramatic fashion — live streamed by the attorney general's office — and Donald Wuerl has now been revealed as one of the major players in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Patron “Saint” of the Catholic Homo-clerical Crisis

    08/12/2018 7:46:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | April 10, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In preparation for that glorious day in October when the Conciliar Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Revolution will be bestowed upon Pope Paul the Pathetic, the Vatican PR machine recently spit out a puff piece extolling his… ahem… heroic virtues. The Roman spin masters are obviously attempting to gin up excitement for the event among the undernourished masses, but in so doing they inadvertently managed to provide the faithful (those with a handful of Catholic brain cells left, that is) with precisely the reason why Montini is deserving of nothing short of the severest condemnation.The headline to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On Cardinal Sodano and the meaning of ‘accountability’

    08/12/2018 6:16:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | August 12, 2018 | John L. Allen Jr.
    On Cardinal Sodano and the meaning of ‘accountability’ In News AnalysisJohn L. Allen Jr.Aug 12, 2018 EDITORPope Francis, left, greets Cardinal Angelo Sodano at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP.)Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano may not be guilty of a crime or a cover-up on the Church's abuse scandals, but his record has raised questions about whether the system is serious about "zero tolerance." News Analysis ROME - In the mounting conversation about accountability amid the Church’s sexual abuse scandals, one question that often doesn’t get as much attention as it should is what, exactly,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Two Gay Catholic Tribes Go To (Cold) War

    08/12/2018 5:53:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 7, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    ‘You wouldn’t want to fill a seminary with people who’ve had all kinds of sexual experiences in the past, and unless you were very, very sure that they could be chaste’ said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to USA Today in 2002. Gay hypocrite was secretly a molester of seminarians (PBS News Hour screenshot) .post-content > ul:nth-child(6) {float: right; border: solid 1px #1b3346; width: 200px; padding: 15px; font: normal 80% sans-serif; color: #1b3346; margin-left: 8px;} .post-content > ul:nth-child(6)::before { content: "Related Articles"; font: bold 16pt sans-serif; } .post-content > ul:nth-child(6) li{ margin:0px 0px 0px 6px } N., an exceptionally well-informed lay...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy

    08/12/2018 4:08:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | August 11, 2018 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Gay Elephant in the Sacristy Posted on Saturday, August 11, AD 2018 by Donald R. McClarey In the wake of the McCarrick revelations many clerics have taken pen in hand to see if they can sucker, yet again, the Laity.  They write gravely of review panels, protecting minors and everything under the sun except the one fact that every sentient Catholic knows:  our clergy have been heavily infiltrated by the Lavender Mafia and that wretched group helped propel McCarrick to his cardinal’s cap and protected him from any revelation of his misdeeds by other knowing high ranking clerics, who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Call for three cardinals to be removed from World Meeting of Families line-up

    08/11/2018 7:48:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Irish TImes ^ | August 10, 2018 | Patsy McGarry
    A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the removal of three cardinals from World Meeting of Families (WMOF) events in Dublin later this month. Archbishop Martin is chairing the WMOF board. Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) represents survivors in 15 countries and aims to hold the Vatican to account over clerical abuse of minors. It says the three cardinals – Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life which has overall responsibility for the World Meeting of Families, Cardinal Óscar Maradiaga of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] San Diego’s Bp. Robert McElroy Knew About McCarrick

    08/11/2018 9:28:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 10, 2018 | Christine Niles
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy was told of Abp. Theodore McCarrick's sexual predation as early as July 2016, but remained silent. Richard Sipe, the renowned expert in clerical sex abuse who passed away Friday, published his private correspondence with McElroy proving that the bishop was made aware of McCarrick's sexual harassment of seminarians. The 13-page letter, dated July 28, 2016 — which Sipe notes was "hand delivered" on August 30 — began: "It was clear to me during our last meeting in your office, although cordial, that you had no interest in any further personal contact. It was only...
  • Cath Cauc: Cardinal O’Malley Orders Boston Seminary Inquiry, Places Rector on ‘Sabbatical’

    08/10/2018 7:16:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. —Cardinal Séan O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made by two former seminarians. The cardinal also announced that the rector of the seminary, Msgr. James Moroney, had been placed on immediate leave to allow for a “fully independent inquiry.” The announcement was made by Cardinal O’Malley on Friday afternoon, Aug. 10. In a prepared statement, the cardinal said that he had learned of the allegations earlier this week, after posts by the former seminarians appeared on social media. The Archdiocese has not confirmed the exact nature of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bp. Jaime Soto Punishing Whistleblower Priests

    08/09/2018 8:18:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 7, 2018 | Anita Carey
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A California bishop is under fire for persecuting priests that don't go along with their political agenda.  Bishop Jaime Soto, of the diocese of Sacramento, California, has been accused in a recent report of persecuting orthodox priests while protecting homosexual ones. Bishop Soto is an outspoken supporter of immigration rights, has called for sanctuary cities and supported Pope Francis' climate change narrative, he has also hosted pro-abortion and pro-LGBT politicians at the cathedral.  Church Militant spoke with David Leatherby Sr., a notable Catholic in the diocese and the father of ten children, 30 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. One of his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lock Them Up!!

    08/09/2018 4:38:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mundabor
    Bishops vs Chilean Police is not going to end well. After the Chilean police reacted to the usual… stonewalling (pun is intended) of the local bishops, they started to raid chanceries.Boy, how the times have changed! There’s no respect for paedoabetters anymore! Where will it end?The president of the local Bishops’ conference manages to give another example of the incompetence and stupidity (or worse) of these people, and art this point I suspect that unless you are deviant or stupid your probability of becoming a bishop are slim.  First he says that the collaboration with the police must be total;...
  • [Cath Cauc] Report: Cardinal close to Pope is protecting cadre of gay seminarians in Honduras

    08/09/2018 11:02:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 8, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Disturbing new details have emerged regarding Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga’s potential mishandling of a crisis involving widespread homosexual activity at the major seminary in his archdiocese. Cardinal Maradiaga is an influential confidant of Pope Francis and a member of the C9 Group of cardinals advising him on Church and curial reform. On August 4, respected Vatican journalist Edward Pentin, of the National Catholic Register, tweeted an update on the seminary crisis in Honduras, saying: “Latest word from Honduras: All homosexual seminarians have been sent away except those in Tegucigalpa archdiocese who joke they have a very strong and powerful ‘patron saint’: ++...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chilean Bishops Relent After Massive Police Raids

    08/08/2018 8:50:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 8, 2018 | David Nussman
    Amid a tough sex abuse crackdown by law enforcement, the Catholic bishops in Chile are pledging to start cooperating with investigators. A series of police raids on Chilean chanceries and other Church properties took place in June and July. A pair of raids on chanceries in Santiago and Managua on June 13 led to the arrest of sex abuser Fr. Óscar Muñoz Toledo — who had admitted abusing minors to Church officials in January. In the weeks that many followed, there were five other police raids targetting Church properties in Chile, seeking to find evidence pertaining to allegations of clerical...