BREAKING: POPE DECLARES TROUBLING INTERPRETATION OF AL ‘AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM’ | Church Militant

by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 2, 2017 A direct contradiction of Canon 915 Church Militant is confirming that Pope Francis has officially approved the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia that opens Holy Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried in some instances, directly contradicting Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, arguably making this interpretation binding on the consciences of the faithful. In a Papal Rescript granted on June 5, 2017 ex Audientia 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 →

Books blog: The perfect guide to Church teaching for young Catholics – CatholicHerald.co.uk

by Francis Phillips posted Monday, 22 Aug 2016 Docat is an entertaining but uncompromising adaption of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for young readers Ignatius Press has brought out a readable adaptation of the social doctrine of the Church. It is titled Docat, sub-titled “What to Do?”, and is a sequel to YouCat – the Catechism of the Catholic Church adapted for young people. It was introduced at World Youth Day last month and its Continue Reading →

France: Muslims vandalize church, leave photo of Nice jihad murderer on altar

AUGUST 19, 2016 3:35 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER No word in this report about what French authorities think of this, but if they remain true to form, once they catch the perpetrators they will be examining them for signs of mental illness. A reader (thank you Mr. R. B.!) tells me about heinous acts that took place in the St. George church in Vivonne (Vienne), a small town of 4000 inhabitants but which has a Continue Reading →

What is the Church for Francis? A divine institution or a philanthropic organization to defend human rights? |

  Jesus said: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you’ (Jn 14:27). This is why the Church has never wished to be considered a philanthropic institution that suits the likes and dislikes of humans of every age, regardless of their moral practices and customs. The peace that the Church gives to the world is the peace of Christ, and out Continue Reading →

My Letter to a Committed Anti-Catholic

Satan is a liar and it is he who, quite often, might confuse our thoughts. Thus my initial decision, to give you no answer, may have been tainted by his urging: for he despises Truth and wants desperately that we not spread it. But Christian charity or love moved by Grace, should not allow me or anyone else to keep the Truth hidden, though it seems probable that you have no intention of listening to it: Continue Reading →

Pope urges Polish churchmen to open up, shun worldly ambitions – One America News Network

July 30, 2016 By Wiktor Szary KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged Poland’s Roman Catholic churchmen on Saturday to live more simple lives, focus on those most in need and shun worldly ambitions. On the fourth day of his trip to Poland for an international gathering of Catholic youth, Francis addressed some 2,000 Polish bishops and priests gathered at a shrine dedicated to the late Pope John Paul, who died in 2005 and was Continue Reading →

Patrick Buchanan: Papal Neutrality In The Culture War? – OpEd

Patrick Buchanan: Papal Neutrality In The Culture War? – OpEd POPE FRANCIS By Patrick J Buchanan — (November 14, 2013) “Pope Francis doesn’t want cultural warriors; he doesn’t want ideologues,” said Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash.: “The nuncio said the Holy Father wants bishops with pastoral sensitivity, shepherds who know the smell of the sheep.” Bishop Cupich was conveying instructions the papal nuncio had delivered from Rome to guide U.S. bishops in choosing a Continue Reading →

Dietrich von Hildebrand on Pope Francis

Dietrich von Hildebrand on Pope Francis

by Joseph Shaw

Rorate Caeli

Readers of my blog (Part 1Part 2, and Part 3) will know that I’ve been trying to get to grips with what Pope Francis has been saying, and how Catholics attached to the Church’s traditions can best respond to it. We need both a conceptual and a rhetorical framework for responding to a critique which is coming from an unexpected direction.Unexpected, but not unprecedented. We have, in fact, been here before, and I was very struck by the relevance of a chapter in Dietrich von Hildebrand‘s book Trojan Horse in the City of God. This was published in 1967 (I have the slightly revised 1993 edition), with a Foreword by John, Cardinal O’Connor. I offer an extended quotation here; I’ve had the whole chapter (10 pages of the book) retyped and you can download it here. I think Pope Francis would like it too.Hildebrand was one of the founders of the Traditional movement, and specifically of the Roman Forum, directed by Dr John Rao, which continues the work of education he thought so important. They are currently appealing for funds; go over there and have a look.—————————————