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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Marxist Wokism: The Christian Heresy

 

In my pastor’s sermon today, he talked about America being a pagan and post-Christian society. I certainly agree that we are in a post-Christian one, but “pagan” is not the right term.

Pagan societies, at least the ones we know about, have a few shared characteristics. They were self-perpetuating as societies; that is, they created an ethos that promoted families (even the ones that practiced child sacrifice and exposing infants still made sure they had enough children for a stable population), protected private property (don’t buy the “Native Americans didn’t understand land ownership” fraud), and inculcated respect for order, authority, and defending the tribe/polis/empire. They had, in other words, the virtues necessary to survive.

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Yet another shocking allegation has emerged this morning (Wednesday, October 9th) in the midst of the already troublesome and disturbing Amazon Synod at the Vatican where, at the pope’s invitation, he had a front-row seat to witness indigenous Amazonians bowing and chanting before false idols in the Vatican gardens. The pagan celebration extended into St. […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What Does One Do When the Pope Is Woke?

 

One of the more bizarre (and potentially very destructive) events of the Francis pontificate will take place October 6-27 in Rome. It is a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, entitled Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. The lead-up to this synod consisted of talk about the lack of priests in the Pan-Amazon region and that, without priests, the Sacraments were not available on a regular basis. This is a serious concern for a Church given the mission by Jesus Christ to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19).

A story like this, wherein the Institute of the Consolata for Foreign Missions – a Catholic mission, mind you – has had priests and laypeople working among the Yanomamis in Brazil but have failed to baptize one single soul, gives a face to this serious concern.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Faith

 

“Economics is not the central problem of this century. It is a relative problem which can be solved in relative ways. Faith is the central problem of this age. The Western world does not know it, but it already possesses the answer to this problem – but only provided its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as great as Communism’s faith in Man.” — Whittaker Chambers, Witness

These words remain applicable today, and yet so many of our current political debates focus on economics. As a parent of children attending public schools, I see faith in God being deliberately replaced with faith in man. Schools eagerly preach the religion of environmentalism under the guise of science, or English, or whatever other subject they can tangentially relate to its themes.

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In Brazil, a woman suffering from bipolar disorder shoved a priest off the stage when he was speaking to the audience during an outdoor Mass in Brazil. According to a report in The Daily Caller, the priest, one Father Marcelo Rossi, is referred to as to Brazil’s “pop-star” priest and (emphasis mine): Preview Open

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Is Pope Francis a Heretic?

 

I want to call your attention first to this from respected Vatican journalist Edward Pentin:

The well-known and respected Dominican theologian Father Aidan Nichols has put his name to an historic open letter to bishops claiming Pope Francis is guilty of heresy and calling on them to formally correct him.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Heresy from Within

 

Are you paying attention? Have you been watching the Catholic Church wrestling with itself on being more relevant to the post-modernist world? In today’s Internet age, you have a ringside seat to this sad and sordid spectacle because news and commentary abound beyond what the talking heads or columnists in the mainstream media, who adore the current pope, will report.

To say that the barbarians are once more at the gates of Rome might be an insult to barbarians, many of whom may have had better family values and ethics than some of the despicable members of the Catholic clergy who have seduced and raped young boys, young girls, seminarians, conducted drug-fueled gay orgies in the shadow of St. Peter’s basilica, or who continue to maintain homosexual relationships with other priests or members of the laity without a worry that they will be reprimanded or defrocked; or other bishops and cardinals who have shielded and shuffled around the aforementioned pederasts, pedophiles, and rapists who then continued to prey on new victims in other parishes. No, the Roman Catholic Church is not suffering from an assault from an outside throng of barbarians running amok in Vatican City, rather it is under attack from demonic forces who wear clerical garb who are running amok within and spreading sin and heresy throughout the world in their wake.

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Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands, has penned a commentary wherein he hammers the German episcopate and Pope Francis for playing fast and loose to giving Holy Communion to Protestant spouses of German Catholics. To be able to receive the Eucharist, one must be properly disposed (in a state of grace) and must […]

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Today, the Vatican released Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the call to holiness in today’s world. He gives us his reasoning for writing to us in the opening two paragraphs: 1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord […]

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In the wake of his failed attempt in England to defend Amoris Laetitia, Blase Cardinal Cupich, cardinal archbishop of Chicago, is taking his snake oil show on the road. He will have the help of some of the more heterodox bishops of the US (Joseph Tobin, Donald Wuerl, and Robert McElroy) and dissident theologians who […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Heresy of Evangelical Christians?

 

Most of my adult life I’ve been keenly aware of how the evangelical community has defended the Jews and Israel; I realize that this feeling is shared by many other Christian communities, but since the evangelical churches are under attack by their Progressive Christian brethren, I’m calling attention to them.

Signatories of the Boston Declaration covered in sackcloth and ashes. (Courtesy of Susan Thistlethwaite)

Recently I learned about one of the most blatant modern attacks on Christians by westerners that I’ve heard of, and I felt compelled to speak out.

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That would be: “Is the Pope Catholic?” Sandro Magister helps us to try to figure this out with his latest article: World’s End Update. The “Last Things” According to Francis Preview Open

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A theological EMP has been released in the Catholic Church: Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis. It was over a year ago that four cardinals of the Church issued 5 dubia, or questions, to the Holy Father. Since then, 2 of the cardinals have gone to their eternal reward and the dubia remain unanswered. Preview Open

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This one’s for @pseudodionysius. I don’t, ah, tumble, but some link recently redirected me to Discarding Images, a tumblr on Medieval illumination. Turns out the scribes who illuminated the initial Ks of psalters (K for Kyrie) were some pretty sick puppies. That’s some NSFR(EMP)* stuff right there. One less-bawdy illumination that caught my eye, however, […]

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Christians, let us continue to explore the boundaries of orthodoxy. Today’s topic is sexual immorality. Exodus 20: 14 “You shall not commit adultery. Preview Open

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. A Challenge to the Title of Most Clueless Catholic™

 
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Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Senator Time Kaine is mounting a serious challenge to Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the title of America’s Most Clueless Catholic™. (There is a special category for Secretary of State John Kerry, but Ricochet’s Code of Conduct doesn’t allow one to name it).

During his keynote address at the national dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, an influential LGBT advocacy group, Kaine predicted that the Catholic Church will eventually drop its opposition to same-sex marriage. Channeling the gobbledygook that, at times, comes from Pope Francis, Kaine dug deep into his Jesuit training and opined:

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On Wednesday, Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic wrote that Obama realizes and grapples with the fact that American civilians are sometimes ‘collateral damage’ when dealing with that-which-should-not-be-named. On Thursday, James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal rebutted semantically that ‘collateral damage’ is the incorrect term because any American civilian victims are the ‘intended target.’ At least Taranto uses the term […]

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Yesterday, as I ate dinner at a roadside cafe, I watched as the television news featured tweets from Colorado locals. The response to the latest Islamist terrorist attack, this time in Florida, proceeded with the regularity of an obsessive-compulsive routine: the pollyannas tweeted hashtag virtue signals in lieu of any substantive action, the news outlets […]

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