“With over 13 years’ experience providing in-depth coverage on a wide range of issues as a Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin has built up a unique combination of extensive contacts and expertise on the papacy, the Vatican and Catholic Church. He is one of just a handful of English-speaking correspondents to have covered the Vatican for English… Read More Larry Chapp interviews journalist Edward Pentin on the papacy of Pope Francis
Urges Hungary to welcome migrants. America Magazine (CNS): “As expected, in his first speech in Hungary—to government and civic leaders and diplomats serving in Budapest—the pope acknowledged efforts to protect traditional values, but insisted those values include supporting European unity, welcoming migrants and working to end the war in neighboring Ukraine… Mentioning some areas of… Read More Pope Francis Repeats Words on Gender Ideology, Abortion and Migrants
(CNA) In his remarks on April 19, Archbishop Paglia emphasized that the Church is not a ‘dispenser of truth pills’ when it comes to engaging with a pluralistic society on the most challenging moral issues of the day. Shannon Mullen/Hannah Brockhaus/CNA Vatican April 23, 2023 Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life,… Read More Pontifical Academy of Life President Calls Medically Assisted Suicide ‘Feasible’
Who needs the old Progressivist desire for a Third Vatican Council to mitigate Church teachings when they can have almost anything they want from an incremental permanent synodal Church? A lot of the infiltrators who maneuvered their way into the highest church positions by pretending to be pious and loyal sons of the popes are… Read More Cardinal Müller challenges Pope Francis
Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register wrote, “The former cardinal-archbishop of Milan [Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini], a favorite of those pushing for heterodox reforms in the Church, had envisioned a permanent synodal Church in which the idea of collegial governance introduced at the Second Vatican Council could be better realized. The Jesuit biblical… Read More Martini’s Endless Dream
…and Interview With the Authors, Shaun Blanchard and Stephen Bullivant. Note: The book under discussion here represents only one of a number of interpretations of Vatican II and it’s fruits which are found at this website. See Labels / Categories for others. — Editor. “There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that sometime in the 1950s,… Read More Addressing a “Different Kind of Crisis”? A New Introduction to Vatican II
Updated. Cardinals Mueller and Burke on the German Synod and beyond. “Bishops are accusing brother bishops of schism and heresy — and it’s all over the most fundamental and crucial doctrines of the Church.” Signs of the times. “Desecration is the act of depriving something of its sacred character, or the disrespectful, contemptuous, or destructive… Read More Multiple Desecrations and the Tragic Pontificate of Francis 10 Years Later
The Synodal Assembly — which is focused on reforming the Church — adopted a paper in Frankfurt on Friday to allow for same-sex couples to have their relationships blessed by the German Catholic Church from 2026. Of the 202 members of the Synodal Assembly, 176 voted in favor of the paper, while 14 against and… Read More German Catholics Pushing Towards Schism
By Thomas J. Paprocki.bishop of Springfield, Illinois.First Things Magazine Imagine if a cardinal of the Catholic Church were to publish an article in which he condemned “a theology of eucharistic coherence that multiplies barriers to the grace and gift of the eucharist” and stated that “unworthiness cannot be the prism of accompaniment for disciples of… Read More Imagining a Heretical Cardinal
Pinned 2.15.23 —Auctorem Fidei, August 28, 1794, is a Bull issued by Pius VI in condemnation of the Gallican and Jansenist acts and tendencies of the Synod of Pistoia (1786) In the introductory text the Pope exposed the method, the “art of deception,” as Pius X did again at the dawn of the twentieth century… Read More When Popes Exposed and Denounced Doctrinal Ambiguity, the “Art of Deception.”
Robert Walter McElroy (born February 5, 1954) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church who has served as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of San Diego in California since 2015. He has written articles for America, the official magazine of the Jesuits in the United States. Pope Francis created him a cardinal on 27 August 2022. Wikipedia. “Cardinal McElroy’s theological vision is a recipe for… Read More Drs. Larry Chapp and Rodney Howsar on “Suicidal” Vision of Cardinal McElroy
“The Christo-centricity of teaching is being weakened; Christ is being moved from the centre”. Thank You to Brother Andre Marie, MICM, for clarifying for his readers that Cardinal Pell, according to Vatican Journalist Sandro Magister, was in fact the original ‘Demos,’ the author of this remarkable final assessment: THE VATICAN TODAY Commentators of every school,… Read More Cardinal Pell’s Pessimistic Assessment of the Pontificate of Francis
… Being careful to provide and protect the hermeneutic of continuity of Pope Benedict XVI. “Built in the mid-14th century, and dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria, this chapel served pilgrims on their way to England’s Nazareth. Saint Catherine was the patron saint of pilgrims to the Holy Land and her knights kept open the… Read More Could Walsingham point the way to a post-Francis liturgical renewal?
“The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a billionaire club of globalist oligarchs with undo influence among world governments and meets once a year in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF is the primary sponsor of the Great Reset and the movement toward mass surveillance and a global police state via covid passports. The coronavirus coverup and climate change … have been used by the WEF to further its agenda of social and… Read More Carlson on the World — and the “World Economic Forum”
“… it would be legitimate to wonder whether the testimony of these seminarians is really true. The editor of the website Germinans Germinabit also wondered in another article, dated January 1. Are we facing yet another case of alleged accounts of personal conversations with the Pope, such as those made several times by the Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari?… Read More VPO Clarifications Sought in Allegations of Theology and Language Unbecoming of a Pope
Are Catholic prelates really moving in on Francis with a view to ousting him as a report indicates? …or is it all so much Progressivist paranoia and guilt, knowing how much they have deformed the Faith since putting Francis on the Chair of Peter? “Vatican plot to force Pope Francis to resign: Conservatives wage ‘secret… Read More Moving in on Francis?
Newsmax. “The Vatican has defrocked Father Frank Pavone — who has been described as “the most vocal Catholic priest in America for the pro-life movement” — in a move that has shocked Church conservatives. This past weekend the Catholic News Agency (CNA) revealed the full text of a letter from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to… Read More Fr. Frank Pavone and Contraception Rumors. Updated.
Bishops decry Media Assault on St. John Paul II. CNA Staff Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 08:00 Journalists investigating secular and Catholic Church sources in Poland have called into question allegations by a Dutch writer that St. John Paul II “covered up” sexual abuse while still a bishop in Poland. On Dec. 2, Ekke Overbeek,… Read More Journalists contradict Overbeek ‘Cover up’ Story
By Christian Oliver For Mail online.13 Dec 2022. The Pope has warned of ‘omens of even greater destruction and desolation’. The pontiff said even more dire times for humanity are set to come in the future. He was speaking at a Mass commem- orating the appearance of Mary in 1531 The Pope has offered a harrowing vision of… Read More Pope warns ‘omens of greater destruction and desolation’ for mankind
Vatican 12/1, Twitter: “Today at THE RATZINGER PRIZE @Pontifex stressed how Benedict XVI helped us to read the CVII documents, proposing a hermeneutics of reform and continuity & has given us the necessary guidelines to reformulate the central question of the nature and mission of the Church in our time”. (Emphasis added here. SH). Thompson… Read More Damian Thompson says Francis Darkening Legacy of Benedict XVI
By Dave Carlin.The Catholic Thing. Decades ago, American conservatives used to say that liberalism was “creeping socialism.” It wasn’t true at the time – although it may well be true of today’s liberalism, a very different and far more leftist kind of animal than the liberalism of the old days. From the late 1940s until… Read More Improving the Church
By Catholic Worker, Dr. Larry Chapp Michael Sean Winters is either hoping we are naïve enough to not remember the Reporter’s long and problematic history, or he thinks we are stupid enough to not be concerned with incoherent zig-zagging. The folks over at the National Catholic Reporter must think we have poor memories or no… Read More The “Hypocritical Ultramontanism” of The National Catholic Reporter
Catholic Worker Dr. Larry Chapp and Catholic Answers Focus on the constructive Way Forward. — How We Treat the Aged Poor Reveals Something About Ourselves
Updated. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s new book, To Change The Church: Pope Francis And The Future of Catholicism … is an urgent, compelling work of popular religious journalism. Douthat reads the signs of these anxious times with acute clarity and far-seeing vision. This book is must reading for every Christian who cares about the fate of… Read More Revisiting the 2018 Dreher / Douthat Interview: the Great Gamble of Francis.
Then, The Jesuits: What Went Wrong? But first: Franciscan University Presents. Panelists Dr. Regis Martin, Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Gerald E. Murray, a diocesan priest in the Archdiocese of New York, and Co-Author of the new book “Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society“, as they discuss… Read More Facing Crises in the Church and Society | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
By Michael Brendan Dougherty.National Review, 10/12/22. And six decades of pseudo-theologyYears ago, during a very brief meeting at New York University with the eminent English conservative Roger Scruton, I shared with him — an Anglican by tradition — my reservations about the Second Vatican Council and my interest in the old liturgy. He had no… Read More 60 Years Since Vatican II
Ominous Nuclear Aggression. Thomas Merton on Moral Chaos, and “the worst insanity”. Thomas Merton: Nuclear Weapons and Sanity: “The generals and fighters on both sides, in World War II, the ones who carried out the total destruction of entire cities, these were the sane ones. Those who have invented and developed atomic bombs, thermonuclear bombs,… Read More Tucker Carlson and Thomas Merton on the Nuclear Option
“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) — The Great Deformer. On the Final Phase of Francis’s Turbulent Papacy by Pieter Vree, editor New Oxford Review. August 2021.… Read More The Effects of Limiting The Traditional Latin Mass
By John L. Allen. National Catholic Reporter.March 1, 2013. Now that the papacy of Benedict XVI is over and the sede vacante has begun, the period before the white smoke rises over the Sistine Chapel will be filled with commentary and speculation about the looming conclave, much of it based on time-honored conventional wisdom about… Read More Debunking Conventional Conclave Wisdom. 2013.
…and what can be done. “In this wide-ranging conversation, Glenn Loury, Ian Rowe, and Robert Woodson debunk The 1619 Project. “If there were a Mount Rushmore of American Black intellectuals, the three guests on this show would certainly be on it: Glenn Loury is a professor of the social sciences in the Department of economics at… Read More Myths About the Black Experience in America
7.30.22. “I don’t think I can go at the same pace as I used to travel,” said the 85-year-old pope, who suffers pain in his knee that has seen him increasingly reliant on a wheelchair. “I think that at my age and with this limitation, I have to save myself a little bit to be… Read More Pope to Slow Down. Or to Quit.
Weaponizing Jesus, Flowers, Rainbows… It was never a controversy about skin color for Catholics, despite NCRs disingenuous claims. The problem went much, much, deeper. “First unveiled on NBC’s Today Show in 2000, Janet McKenzie’s painting, Jesus of the People was the first place winner of the National ‘Catholic’ Reporter’s global competition to identify an image of Jesus… Read More Why NCRs Androgynous ‘Jesus 2000’ Was a Problem
— Trent Horn on the double standard of those Catholics who push “LGBT Pride“. — Also critiques Fr. Martin’s LGBT Outreach website — Why French Postmodernists we’re pro-pedohilia. Foucault, Sartre, Derrida, Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, Deleuze… 1968 was the powderkeg. “The Catechism’s teaching on homosexuality and homosexual acts is based on Christian anthropology not bad… Read More Trent Horn Reviews Fr. James Martin Documentary
“If a type of action always destroys, damages or impedes some basic element of human good, then no ranking of proportional outcomes can make that action consistent with integral human flourishing. “ — Compare also Larry Chapp on Francis and the current Catholic Moral Theology fight . By E. Christian Brugger, Zenith Dispatch. Problem Lies… Read More The Battle Over Proportionalism Rises Again
The Antichristic has manifest itself and shadowed the Cross in every age of the Church. Our era is hardly an exception. The war on the moral and natural laws today is ominous. And, be it near or far, we may be approaching times even more difficult. Catholics and other Christians who resist evils today and… Read More Antichristic Uncertainties