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Cardinal Marc Ouellet has publicly responded to Vigano’s accusations about Pope Francis, calling them ‘blasphemous,’ false, and a ‘political maneuver without any real foundation.’ Edward Pentin has the details of the letter here: More

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In a wide-ranging interview with Raymond Arroyo, Gerhard Cardinal Muller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) speaks at length on the sexual abuse crisis in the Church and what needs to be done. More

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The Fishwrap is reporting: Francis orders ‘thorough study’ of Vatican archives on McCarrick. This is welcome news. I hope and pray the study is thorough and that any and all connections to this horrific chapter in the life of the Church are pursued. More

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The quote in the title of this post is from Dr. Taylor Marshall who is a convert to Catholicism and a Catholic theologian. In the video immediately above, he explains what he means by papalatry and addresses the claims by Pope Francis and others in the Vatican hierarchy that the decades-long and current widespread crisis in […]

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The XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on the theme “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”, opened today at the Vatican (Yippee!). In his opening remarks, Pope Francis resorted to a condemnation of one of his favorite topics: clericalism. More

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John L. Allen Jr., a respected Vaticanista, asks that question in an article entitled, How the USCCB could pitch a Vatican-backed McCarrick probe. Crux is not a site I frequent, but I stumbled across Allen’s report at one of my favorite sites, Catholic World Report, in an article by Christopher Altieri entitled, The Week in Review: China, […]

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From LifeSite News: BREAKING: Viganò releases new ‘testimony’ responding to Pope’s silence on McCarrick cover-up More

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For the past week-and-a-half, starting on the 24th week of Ordinary Time (Novus Ordo calendar), the Church has given us, in the Office of Readings, excerpts from a sermon On Pastors by Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church. He begins: You have often learned that all our hope is in Christ and that […]

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From Rorate Caeli: Der Spiegel is the most important center-left weekly in Europe. Created in post-war Germany, it provides every week the “acceptable view” for liberal minds in the Federal Republic and, therefore, in all of Europe. It is the essential “Gutmensch” media source. More

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The Vatican not only has its hands full with the men having sex with men (MSM) crisis and subsequent coverup of the same by bishops and cardinals. She now is getting called by some bishops to cancel the upcoming XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in Rome next month […]

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On September 14 I wrote a post on the pathetic inaction from the Holy See on the sexual abuse crisis in the Church (predatory men having sex with men [MSM]). In a press release dated September 19, we got this small beam of light from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): More

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A senior Vatican official has confirmed previous reports to The Newspaper of Record that $400 million in Vatican gold bullion was authorized by veteran Roman Curia officials and delivered on pallets to Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford last week, just two days before she agreed to go public with her allegations of heavy petting […]

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A professional foul in soccer is defined as a deliberate act of foul play intended to bring about an advantage for the perpetrator’s team. In the current crisis of the Catholic Church, professional fouls abound. In the past couple of years, I’ve become intrigued (as hundreds of thousands of others have) with Dr. Jordan Peterson’s re-approach to the […]

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It's worth spending 20 minutes listening to this. Apparently Argentina had this very dodgy cardinal… https://t.co/8bhkiHpL0L — Eccles (@BruvverEccles) September 9, 2018 More

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Hunter S. Thompson uttered those iconic words in his book Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. But now they apply to the Vatican. More

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The Pope’s Projectionist Play

 

The Pope, in his message to Catholics Monday, is accusing those demanding answers and an investigation into his actions as a “pack of wild dogs” and that they are seeking scandal, division, and destruction — even familial destruction. The cognitive dissonance and tone deafness is heavy with the pontiff, or worse and more troubling, if he’s deliberately projecting and attempting to deflect the blame away his Leftist and Lavender Mafia clerical supporters and put it squarely on orthodox Catholics.

“With people who do not have good will, with people who seek only scandal, who seek only division, who seek only destruction, even within families,” the solution is “silence. And prayer,” Francis said, according to Crux Now.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the results of primaries in Florida and Arizona, pointing out that the GOP enjoyed turnout advantages in both states, and got its best option for holding the Senate seat in Arizona while Democrats nominated an avowed socialist for governor of Florida. They also […]

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Prelates and Pederasts

 

Sixteen years ago, reporters at The Boston Globe conducted an extensive investigation of the sexual abuse of minors by priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Not long thereafter, reporters elsewhere detailed similar abuse in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the like. The word used in the press to describe what had been going on was pedophilia, which is a misnomer deliberately employed to cover up what journalists then considered and still consider now an inconvenient aspect of the truth.

As a report commissioned by the National Review Board of the American Catholic bishops and issued in 2004 revealed, something like 81 percent of the victims were boys, and very few of them were, in the strictest sense, children. They were nearly all what we euphemistically call young adults. They were male adolescents on the younger side – at the age when boys as they mature can briefly be downright pretty.

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“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words are the opening to a letter issued today by Pope Francis on the ongoing crisis of sexual abuse in the Church and form the key theme of the letter. More

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Your Daily Reminder That the Death Penalty Is Both Moral and Necessary

 

Noted moral philosopher Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) issued a statement last week regarding the Catholic Church’s updated position on the Death Penalty:

Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme means of safeguarding the common good, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes; Consequently, the church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person and she works with determination for its abolition worldwide.

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