Pope Francis’ pastoral changes have set the stage for doctrinal changes: Philosopher priest

KABUL, Afghanistan, December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis may have begun a new phase in his pontificate: doctrinal change, a priest and former philosophy professor has written. Italian Fr. Giovanni Scalese, the local Ordinary for Afghanistan, wrote a post titled “Fase B” (Phase B) on his blog “Antiquo robore,” arguing that Pope Francis laid out his new plan for doctrinal evolution in the Church in a recent speech. The October 11 speech to the 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 →

‘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.

Is the Church weak and defenseless? Is it over? | Fr. Z’s Blog

Posted on 29 November 2017 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf On a related note, see the end. From the appropriately named Crisis: Can the Church Recover Its Fighting Spirit? WILLIAM KILPATRICK   The Islamic world is waging—and winning—a war on Judeo-Christian civilization.   With 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide, the Catholic Church is potentially one of the most powerful centers of resistance to Islam. It certainly has been in the past. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today. What Continue Reading →

Teilhard de Chardin: The Vatican II Architect You Need to Know

  H. Reed Armstrong @ 1Peter5 In the middle of the fourth century, Saint Jerome remarked that the world “awoke with a groan to find itself Arian.” Arianism divided the Church and Empire of the fourth and fifth centuries and beyond by claiming that the Divine Logos, Jesus Christ, was not of the same substance (homoousios) as the Father and not co-eternal with the Father as defined at the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.). Some Continue Reading →

Pope Francis, Child Porn, Gay Scandals & the “Vatican Approved” Porn Sexual Predator-Like Program

Pope Francis’s diplomats and his closest collaborators are involved with porn such as Paglia in this photo This week the National Catholic Reporter, on November 21, reported that Pope Francis created a new department for Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s Secretariat of State. The Vatican expert John Allen at Crux said of Parolin “that there’s no single figure in Pope Francis’s Vatican today more trusted, or more powerful.” (Crux, “More and more Parolin’s face of authority in Continue Reading →

Latin: The Sacramental Language

onepeterfive.com/latin-high-language/ Laramie Hirsch11/22/2017 There is a hierarchy of language. This is true for secular politics and cultural commerce, as well as in terms of religion. In this hierarchy, some languages are higher than others. JRR Tolkien, a philologist at Oxford, was quite aware of this. In his fictional world, which we know through Lord of the Rings, the elves speak the high elvish language called Quenya. Further, Quenya is divided into two parts: the Parmaquesta Continue Reading →

Padre Pio: on Vatican II & New Mass | The Angelus magazine

Padre Pio: on spirituality, Vatican II and the Novus Ordo Missae By Fr. Jean, OFMcap and printed originally in the May 1999 issue of The Angelus magazine.   Padre Pio (May 25, 1887-September 23, 1968) was beatified on May 2, 1999, by Pope John Paul II. He is the only priest known to have received the full stigmata. He never celebrated the Novus Ordo Missae. The final year of this dying, decaying century will see Continue Reading →

Archbishop Schneider’s interview with Michael Matt of the Remnant