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  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal: Pope is ‘ice cold, sly Machiavellian, and, what is worse – he lies’

    09/22/2018 2:54:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Print this Page BlogsCatholic Church Sat Sep 22, 2018 - 2:49 pm EST Cardinal: Pope is ‘ice cold, sly Machiavellian, and, what is worse – he lies’ Maike Hickson Follow Maike   catholic, der spiegel, pope francis, vatican September 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, the German magazine Der Spiegel, one of the most influential political magazines in Europe, published a report on the failures of the papacy of Francis. LifeSiteNews already summed up the parts of this report about the involvement of Pope Francis in a cover-up of abuse cases in Argentina. But the Spiegel authors also make a report...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/22/2018 7:51:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Tobin will not attend October Vatican synod on youth

    09/21/2018 2:54:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | September 21, 2018 | CNA
    The Archbishop of Newark has announced that he will not attend an October gathering of bishops slated to discuss young adults and vocational discernment. The archbishop cited his pastoral obligations in the archdiocese amid the U.S. Church’s ongoing sexual abuse crisis.“This Synod is a uniquely important moment in the life of the Church, and I was honored to have been named by the Holy Father as a member of this special gathering whose topic, Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, is of vital concern to the Church today and in the future,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin wrote in a Sept. 21...
  • Archbishop Viganó Might Make a Good Pope

    09/21/2018 12:04:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    After many years of sex scandals in the Catholic Church, someone finally blew the whistle in a way that could not be ignored. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, a retired Vatican envoy to the United States, said on August 22nd that Pope Francis should resign because he had failed to discipline a major sex offender, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. Archbishop Viganó accused McCarrick of having preyed upon Catholic seminarians for many years. He said that Pope Francis “must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses.” The Pope, he...
  • [Cath Cauc] Monsignor Rossi, Wuerl’s Gay Mafioso at the BasilicaThe American Spectator

    09/21/2018 10:10:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | https://spectator.org/monsignor-rossi-wuerls-gay-mafioso-at-the-basilica/ | George Neumayr
    Why is this accused gay predator still running the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception? The other day I received a call from a former Catholic University of America student who recounted episodes of sexual harassment that he suffered at the hands of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the Gay Mafioso whom pederast Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appointed to run the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2005. Rossi succeeded another accused gay harasser, (then monsignor, later bishop) Michael Bransfield who is currently under investigation for preying upon men. So in Rossi’s rise we see another case of gay...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/21/2018 7:19:19 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Archbishop Chaput publishes strong criticism of Youth Synod document (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    09/21/2018 6:20:10 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk ^ | September 21,2018 | Michael Davis
    Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has published a wide-ranging criticism of the Instrumentum Laboris (a kind of introduction or preamble) for the upcoming Synod on the Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. In an introductory paragraph, Chaput explains that the analysis was “received from a respected North American theologian”. The article, which appears in First Things, warns that the Instrumentum veers dangerously close to heresy – specifically the heresies of naturalism, Lutheranism, and relativism. It begins by criticizing its “naturalist” understanding of modern sexual dysfunction: widespread promiscuity, online pornography, and the like. “The document laments only its ‘disfiguring the...
  • In rare WSJ op-ed, Cardinal Sarah says Fr. Martin's LGBT outreach falls short

    09/21/2018 5:19:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    New York City, N.Y., Sep 1, 2017 / 01:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic outreach to LGBT individuals must always include the truth about Catholic teaching and chastity, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an article responding to Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin. “The Catholic Church has been criticized by many, including some of its own followers, for its pastoral response to the LGBT community,” Cardinal Sarah wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal Sept. 1. “This criticism deserves a reply, not so much to defend the Church’s practices reflexively, but to determine whether we, as the Lord’s disciples, are...
  • [Catholic Caucus] In Viganò, Veritas

    09/20/2018 7:46:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    And so he spoke. Knowing the personal risks of truth-telling in the Church of Bergoglio, Archbishop Viganò stepped off the ledge without a safety net, confident that the truth would provide a soft landing in eternity.No one should doubt the validity of his allegations. They ring true, confirmed by eyewitnesses, validated by his integrity and credibility, grounded in the facts, and boldly asserted in spite of dire personal consequences.These are the markings of a white martyr.Reeling from the powerful aftershocks of the Viganò testimony, Francis chose stone-cold silence. He uttered nine callous words: “I will not say a single word...
  • [Cath Cauc] Silence? No, it seems the Bishop of Rome has gone insane: Medication may be needed.

    09/20/2018 5:59:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 20, 2018 | New Catholic
    Silence? No, it seems the Bishop of Rome has gone insane: Medication may be needed. When questioned on the plane from Dublin what he had to say on the declaration of Abp. Viganò, the Bishop of Rome Francis said the following: I read it and sincerely I must tell you, and all those who are interested: read it yourselves carefully and make your own judgment. I will not say a single word on this. And yet, since his return, if there is one thing he has not been is silent. On the contrary: every single day, in his homilies at...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Hypocrites are the devil’s instrument for destroying the Church”

    09/20/2018 5:34:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | September 20, 2018 | salvatore cernuzio
    “But look, what a scandal! You can’t live like that! We have lost our values... Now everyone has the right to enter the church, even divorced people, everyone? But where are we?”. In the past or in the present many have been the “just” and “pure” people who have pronounced such phrases inside and outside the Church. Francis gives a name to these criticisms and public denunciations: “the scandal of the hypocrites”, he says in today’s mass in Santa Marta. It is “the hypocrisy of those who believe themselves saved for their own external merits”.   Jesus himself shows a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/20/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Christ, God Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/20/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by OneVike
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Christ, God Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart...
  • The Latest on the Viganò Letter Drama… Vatican II Church Meltdown – Days 21-25 (Catholic Caucus)

    09/20/2018 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 3 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 18, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 Developments In his homily for the day, Francis delivered Part 3 of his “Great Accuser” theme — video report here “Cardinal” Donald Wuerl’s homily for the opening of his “season of healing” in Washington,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope makes yet another cryptic reference to ‘Great Accuser’ amid Vigano allegations

    09/19/2018 3:33:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    VATICAN CITY, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – To Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s allegations, Pope Francis will say not a word. But on the theme of the Great Accuser, he has preached four times. This morning, September 18, after preaching on the Gospel of the day – in which Jesus raises the son of the Widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17) – Francis shifted from thoughts on Christ’s compassion to those concerning His silence before the “Great Accuser.” According to the Vatican’s own news website, Vatican News, Francis believes Christ’s silence was itself a form of compassion. “The Pope brought up that it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Young Priests Lament Sex Abuse Scandal, Question Youth Synod

    09/19/2018 3:10:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 19, 2018 | David Nussman
    DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Young priests in the United States are voicing their concerns about the sex abuse crisis and the upcoming Synod on Youth.  Eight priests signed their names to an open letter published online by First Things on Wednesday. Addressing the bishops who will be attending the Synod, the letter states, "We wish to express our concern about the unfolding crisis of sexual abuse in the Church, especially the Church in the United States. Specifically, we are concerned about how this crisis relates to the Synod on the Faith, Young People, and Vocational Discernment, which is to take place in Rome in...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/19/2018 6:49:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • [Cath Cauc] New Apostolic Constitution Appears to Formalize the Hijacking of the Synod Process

    09/18/2018 4:21:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 18, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    While the eyes of most of the faithful who follow Church news remain fixated on the near-constant drumbeat of new information about Clerical Abuse Scandal 2.0, another papal document has dropped, and in it, another likely time bomb.This morning, Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Constitution Epicopalis Communio (EC) – “Episcopal Communion” – which aims to “reform” the synodal process. The document, available thus far only in Italian, makes changes that should be of familiar concern to anyone who paid attention to the 2014 & 2015 synods on the Family. From Chris Altieri’s commentary today at the Catholic Herald: The role of the General Secretary...
  • Cath Cauc: US bishops’ silence on meeting w/ Pope could put their credibility on sex abuse at risk.

    09/18/2018 9:48:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 17, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    ANALYSIS ROME, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Have the jocular images and low-key statements of US Bishops following their meeting with Pope Francis last week set back their attempts to address the grave situation in the Church, especially the handling of sexual abuse cases by bishops? The details that have been revealed of the bishops’ meeting with Francis last Thursday give no indication that they addressed the extent of the McCarrick coverup or the need for an investigation into the troubling allegations against the Pope contained in Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s testimony.  Given Viganò’s widely accepted character and credibility,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/18/2018 7:03:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...