The Dictator Pope: A Call to Hierarchical Opposition

Written by  Christopher A. Ferrara “When the shepherd becomes a wolf, the first duty of the flock is to defend itself. The true children of Holy Church, at such times, are those who walk by the light of their Baptism, not the cowardly souls who, under the specious pretext of submission to the powers that be, delay their opposition to the enemy in the hope of receiving instructions which are neither necessary nor desirable.” -Dom Prosper Continue Reading →

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 →

The Only Way Out is Through

Steve Skojec December 14, 2017 5 Comments I spent the past couple of hours cleaning out my email inbox. Not because I wanted to, but because it seemed easier than coming back here and trying to write whatever the thing is that I know I need to be writing but can’t quite put my finger on.  Lately, it’s been like that more and more often. As I whittled my inbox ALL the way down from Continue Reading →

‘They will unmask me eventually,’ says author of ‘The Dictator Pope’ by Dan Hitchens posted Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | The Catholic Herald

by Dan Hitchens posted Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 The pseudonymous ‘Marcantonio Colonna’ claims Pope Francis has seen a shortlist of six possible authors Marcantonio Colonna, the pseudonymous author of The Dictator Pope, has said the Vatican is trying to discover his identity. The book was published as a Kindle edition last week and has caused consternation with its claims about Pope Francis’s reign. Speaking to the Catholic Herald over email, Colonna claimed that the Pope had Continue Reading →

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 →

Progress Report

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 ~ GKIRKUK   My Dear Wormwood, There arrived on my desk this morning a memorandum which does you nothing but credit. From time to time HIM Office of Statistics provides me with a useful summary of the progress of all our operatives. You have clearly had a considerable success with your patient; the department itemises: 2013.  Francis said that Jesus’s multiplication of bread and fish was really a miracle of sharing, not Continue Reading →

Bishop to speak at parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday

by Staff Reporter posted Friday, 8 Dec 2017 Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’ Bishop John Arnold of Salford is to speak at a parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday on Sunday. The bishop will be among a number of speakers addressing the crowd before it sets off. A spokeswoman said he will talk about “recognising our differences, understanding and Continue Reading →

Lead Portuguese cardinal: divorced and remarried couples can ‘return to the sacramental life’

December 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon appears to have endorsed giving the sacrament of Holy Communion to some divorced and remarried couples, claiming that in most cases their previous marriages were invalid. Cardinal Manuel Clemente, who is also the president of Portugal’s bishops’ conference, is urging the clergy to take a “fundamental attitude of ‘welcoming,’ of ‘accompaniment’ and ‘discernment’ of those who are divorced and remarried, stating that ‘in the greatest 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 →