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.

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 →

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

Swiss Planned Parenthood president invited to speak at Vatican | Lifesite News

Matthew Cullinan HoffmanFollow Matthew Sat Nov 18, 2017 – 9:25 am EST November 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life co-hosted a conference on the topic of end of life issues that included several speakers who oppose the Catholic Church’s teachings on the right to life, including the president of the board of Switzerland’s Planned Parenthood affiliate, and the president of the pro-euthanasia Royal Dutch Medical Association. The conference, entitled the “WMA Continue Reading →

Antipope Bergoglio: The People Who Were Killed in Sodom and Gomorrah Were Received Into Heaven | Barnhardt.biz

Tell me more about how Jorge Bergoglio is Christ’s Vicar on Earth. Remember, folks, the primary example or analogue people try to cite when desperately trying to convince themselves that Bergoglio is the Pope is Pope John XXII.  Pope John the XXII erroneously taught that nobody will enter into the Beatific Vision before the Final General Judgment, and then all of the saved will enter into heaven together at that time. This is wrong.  People Continue Reading →