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Official acts of the Holy See are documented in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS). So an encyclical letter or apostolic letter is not official until it is published there. The latest travesty of this pontificate still revolves around Amoris Laetitia (AL). AL is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation that has caused great confusion in the Church because […]

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Add this to the list of how contemporary leaders continue to appease Islam. From the online Catholic magazine, Aleteia. Pope Francis received Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, in the Vatican on Tuesday, according to a report from the Holy See. This was the third meeting between the two men, […]

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There Is Chaos, Confusion, and Turmoil Within the Church, and Pope Francis Is the Cause

 

So writes Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap., a highly regarded and accomplished American theologian who is former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and a current member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission.

Fr. Weinandy recently made public a three-page letter he had sent to Pope Francis on July 31, 2017. The letter expresses Fr. Weinandy’s concerns about several aspects of the current pontificate:

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This one spoke out in 1998 and was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Dude had this one nailed even before the mess that is Amoris Laetitia was written: Many argue that the position of the Church on the question of divorced and remarried faithful is overly legalistic […]

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The title of this post comes from a sentence in the opening paragraph of an article at First Things, by Josef Seifert, the former Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair of Realist Phenomenology at the International Academy of Philosophy. Seifert was recently fired from his post for speaking the truths of the Catholic faith. Our friend, @pseudodionysius, chronicles his story […]

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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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On September 19, 2016, a letter was signed and sent to Pope Francis from four cardinals of the Church: Walter Brandmüller, Raymond L. Burke, Carlo Caffarra, and Joachim Meisner, seeking clarity on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL). (NB: to date the letter has gone unanswered and two of the cardinals, Meisner and Caffarra have gone on to their eternal […]

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As an orthodox Roman Catholic, I have spent much of the Pope Francis era banging my head against the wall. This is particularly true as regards Church teaching on marriage and the reception of Holy Communion. Francis’s encyclical Amoris Laetitia, at least implies that divorced and remarried Catholics may, in some cases, receive the Sacrament, […]

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An Unworthy Pope

 

When Catholic prelates and popes make idiots of themselves or engage in misconduct, Catholics are inclined to respond to Protestants who are scandalized by saying that the presence of fools and scoundrels in high ecclesiastical offices only goes to show that the Catholic church is the one true church. How could it have survived and flourished otherwise?

Not everyone is persuaded by this argument, but everyone must concede that fools and scoundrels sometimes find their way to high ecclesiastical office — and in this particular, our time does not differ from other times.

In the last few decades, the Roman Catholic Church has been fortunate in those whom it has elected to the Papacy. John Paul II was a great man — perhaps the greatest student of philosophy to have ever occupied the chair of Peter. If you doubt my claim, read his encyclicals. Many a Protestant minister, despite sectarian proclivities, has devoted considerable time to this task.

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In a recent address to the participants of the 68th National Liturgical Week in Italy, Pope Francis said: There is still work to be done today in (the reform of the liturgy as read in Sacrosanctum Concilium (SC)), in particular in rediscovering the reasons for the decisions made regarding liturgical reform, overcoming unfounded and superficial readings, […]

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Edward Pentin reports that our old friend, Archbishop Victor “Tucho” “Heal Me With Your Mouth” Fernandez, ghost writer for Pope Francis, has come clean and “has publicly responded for the first time to trenchant criticisms of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, insisting that, on the issue of remarried divorcees receiving Holy Communion, the Pope intended […]

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I am a convert to the Catholic Church. According to Austin Ivereigh, papal biographer sycophant, I am a problem. And it’s not just him. The “sage” of the National Catholic catholic Reporter, Michael Sean Winters is also in a huff complaining that he is so tired of converts saying the Pope is not Catholic. Now, […]

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“Schism is brewing in the Church, not harmony and peace. How could it not grow when the Vatican shows such partiality toward the archenemies of Catholics – no less than well known communists, FARC and Raúl Castro included?” So writes Domingo Caro, a contributor to OnePeter5, who they say is well versed in politics and the […]

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The secular world loves Pope Francis and has a tendency to gush over what he says and does (at least when it deals with “social and economic justice” issues such as climate change, immigration, wealth redistribution, etc., etc.). This happened as early as the release of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (EG). The Wikipedia article proclaims that […]

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In December 2014, as reported by L’Osservatore Romano and kath.net, Gerhard Cardinal Muller, the Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith said: Any separation of the theory and the practice of the faith would, in its formulation, represent a subtle christological heresy. Preview Open

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