On Lemmings and Papolatry: the blind leading the blind into the proverbial ditch

I find the silence and obedience of most of the hierarchy and the laity of the Catholic Church quite perplexing; especially in view of the seriousness of the present crisis that we are living in. Most of the ‘voices’ heard from our hierarchy seem to be that of ‘yes’ men looking to get ahead or preserve their importance in various roles that they hold or else are clamoring to climb a ladder to even higher Continue Reading →

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

Written by  Hilary White 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 Continue Reading →

Catholics ‘not permitted to adhere to the pope’s novel teaching’: expert | Lifesite News

 Dorothy Cummings McLea   December 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic theologian has told LifeSiteNews that Catholics may not follow the pope’s “novel teaching” endorsing Communion guidelines from the Buenos Aires bishops. The Buenos Aires guidelines, pronounced by Pope Francis to be the “only interpretation” of Amoris Laetitia, allow some divorced-and-remarried couples to receive both the sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist without a firm resolve to live chastely in continence. News broke on the Continue Reading →

“The Dictator Pope” | The Catholic Thing

By Robert Royal WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017   The title above is the name of a book that appeared Monday in English (after earlier publication in Italian) by a writer who has assumed a grand Renaissance pseudonym: Marcantonio Colonna (an admiral at Lepanto). He evidently could not publish under his real name, for fear of reprisals. But the case he lays out is largely convincing: that Pope Francis has carefully cultivated an image in public Continue Reading →

Vox Cantoris: Who was and is behind the Dictator who is Pope?

Saturday, 2 December 2017   There is anticipation about the ebook that is taking Italy by storm, Il Papa Dittatore, to be published in English on Monday through Kindle. OnePeterFive has an advance copy and excerpts. This is one that many will have already read:   In late 2013, the archbishop of Westminster gave an interview to the Catholic Herald in which he admitted not only to campaigning at the Conclave, but to gaining Bergoglio’s Continue Reading →

Pascal and the Jesuits | The Catholic Thing

 David Carlin FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017   It seems to me (I’m hardly alone) that many clerical leaders (priests and bishops) are relatively “soft” on matters related to sexual sin – fornication, unmarried cohabitation, abortion, and homosexuality. It’s not that they approve of these things; they just don’t go out of their way to condemn them. If someone were challenged to write in defense of this clerical “softness,” I think the argument would go like Continue Reading →

RORATE CÆLI: De Mattei: Cardinals Burke, Brandmüller and Müller and The Dictator Pope

  Corrispondenza Romana November 29, 2017   Over the last few weeks three interviews from  prominent cardinals have appeared.  The first was released by Cardinal Walter Brandmüller  to Christian Geye and Hannes Hintermeier for the Frankfurter Allgmeine Zeitung on October 28th2017; the second was given by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to Edward Pentin on November 14th  for The National Catholic Register; the third, to Cardinal Müller, appeared on November 26th in the Corriere della Sera, Continue Reading →

Chris Ferrara Fires Back at Desperate Estalishment Catholics on Fatima | The Stumbling Block

30Nov 2017 by fgwalkers@att.net In a recent interview, establishment Catholics make their latest in a long line of dishonest, ham-fisted, and feeble attempts, which have originated from the Vatican on down, to obscure and withhold key truths about the Third Secret of Fatima. During John Paul II’s reign, an apparently truncated, dubious version of the Third Secret was released which has aroused immediate suspicion and controversy ever since.  Letters and communications from the late visionary, Continue Reading →

‘Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times’: an interview with Cardinal Burke | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Cardinal Raymond Burke talks division, the End Times and what he would do if elected Pope Cardinal Raymond Burke has been much in the news this past year. In November 2016, he and three other cardinals presented Pope Francis with the famous dubia – five questions regarding Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. Then the American cardinal became embroiled in a power struggle within the Order of Malta, of which he is patron. Continue Reading →

Truths for Catholics ~ a preview for a new feature that will be expanded over time

  These are the first in what will hopefully be a series of short items for the armchair philosophers and theologians in the crowd. This feature already has its own page which is found under the “RELIGION” heading in the uppermost menu.

Renewal in secular cultures: The need to distinguish between sheep and goats

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Nov 28, 2017 Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to effect a widely effective renewal movement within the Church in our time? After all, individual Catholics too numerous to count have made this their top priority since the mid-1960s. The Church herself, in the whole process of calling, holding and implementing the Second Vatican Council, has committed herself again and again to the same largely thankless effort Continue Reading →