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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Send off the dancing girls!

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Prepare for release of shocking documents says Archbishop

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In a major turning point in its nearly 3-year-old bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday is scheduled to make public thousands of pages of documents detailing the sexual abuse of minors by priests going back decades, and what church leaders did — and did not do — in response.

The records will contain parts of 42 priests' personnel files as well as depositions of former Archbishop Timothy Dolan, now cardinal of New York; retired Archbishop Rembert Weakland; retired Bishop Richard Sklba; and now-defrocked priest Daniel Budzynski.

Most of the information, which is being released as part of an agreement in the archdiocese's bankruptcy proceedings, has never been seen publicly.

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Rosary Workout! Shocking confusion of sacred and profane

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Let us not celebrate the Reformation

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In 2017, plans are being made for a joint Catholic-Protestant celebration of the Reformation's 500th anniversary. CathCon's response in the form of a poem published in the UK in the 19th century.

The good old times of England!

Ere in her evil day,

From their Holy Faith and their ancient rites her people fell away;

When her gentlemen had lands to give, and her yeomen hearts to feel;

And they raised full many a bead-house, but never a bastille;

And the poor they honoured, for they knew that He, Who for us bled.

Had seldom, when He came on earth, whereon to lay His Head;

And by the poor man’s dying bed the Holy Pastor stood,

To fortify the parting soul with that celestial Food;

And in the mortal agony the Priest ye might behold,

Commending to his Father's hands a sheep of His own fold;

And when the soul was fled from earth, the Church could do yet more;

For the Chaunting Priests came slow in front, and the Cross went on before;

And o'er the poor man’s pall they bade the sacred banner wave,

To teach her sons that Holy Church hath victory o’er the grave.

But times and things are altered now:

and Englishmen begin to class the beggar with the knave, and poverty with sin :

We shut them up from tree and flower, and from the blessed sun:

We tear in twain the hearts that God in wedlock had made one,

The hearts that beat so faithfully, reposing side by side;

For fifty years of weal and woe from eve till morning tide;

No gentle Nun with her comfort sweet, no friar standeth nigh, With ghostly strength and holy love to close the poor man’s eye:

But the corpse is thrown into the ground, when the prayers are hurried o’er,

To rest in peace a little while, and then make way for more !

We mourn not for our abbey-lands ; e’en pass they as they may !

But we mourn because the tyrant found a richer spoil than they:

He cast away, as a thing defiled, the remembrance of the just;

And the relics of our martyrs he scattered to the dust:

Yet two at least, in their holy shrines, escaped the spoiler's hand,

And S. Cuthbert and S. Kdward might alone redeem a land.

And still our Litanies ascend like incense, as before;

And still we hold the one full faith Nicea taught of yore;

And still our children, duly plunged in the baptismal flood,

“Of water and the Holy Ghost, are born the sons of God ”;

And still our solemn festivals from age to age endure;

And wedded troth remains as firm, and wedded love as pure;

And many an earnest prayer ascends from many a hidden spot:

And England's Church is Catholic, though England’s self be not!

England of Saints! the hour is nigh far nigher may it

Than yet I deem, albeit that day I may not live to see,— When all thy commerce, all thy arts, and wealth, and power, and fame,

Shall melt away—at thy most need—like wax before the flame;

Then shalt thou find thy truest strength thy martyrs’ prayers always;

Then shalt thou find thy truest wealth their holy deeds of love;

And thy Church, awaking from Her sleep, come glorious forth at length,

And in sight of angels and of men display her hidden strength:

Again shall long processions sweep through Lincoln’s minster pile;

Again shall banner, cross, and cope gleam thro’ the incensed aisle :

And the faithful dead shall claim their part in the Church’s thoughtful prayer,

And the daily sacrifice to God be duly offered there;

And tierce, and nones, and matins, shall have each their holy lay ; And the Angelus at compline shall sweetly close the dav.

England of Saints! the peace will dawn- but not without the fight;

So, come the contest when it may,- and God defend thy right!

From Hierologus, or The Church Tourists, by the Rev J M Neale, DD London, James Burns, 1843.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bishop attempts to ordain polar bear in Canada

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Arrest on suspicion of money laundering in Vatican

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As already known from the past few days, Monsignor Nuncio Scarano has been suspended from duty at APSA (Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See) for over a month, as soon as his superiors were informed that he was under investigation.

This is in accordance with the Regulations of the Roman Curia, which requires the precautionary suspension for persons against whom criminal proceedings have begun.

The Holy See has not yet received any request from the competent Italian authorities on the matter, but confirmed its willingness to cooperate fully.

The competent Vatican authorities, the AIF, is following the problem to take, if necessary, measures appropriate to its competence.

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Cathcon- nothing proved yet, but if this does come to something be interesting to see if he acted alone or with others.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Greek Orthodox response to DOMA decision

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From Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

On June 26, 2013 the United States Supreme Court ruled on two same-sex
marriage cases. The Court knew it was making history since both decisions affect
the civil administration of one ofthe most-basic human institutions.

Our Greek Orthodox Church exists in these United States, at local and national
levels, as the Body of Christ. We are grateful for the freedoms afforded us to freely
practice as well asto articulate and represent the ancient, Apostolic Christian faith.

Our Greek Orthodox faithful exist individually as citizens of this land, and we
must likewise be grateful for the personal liberties we enjoy. We are obligated by
our ancient, Apostolic Christian faith to respect the properly-legislated civil laws
and the duly-adjudicated legal decisions of our local and national governments.

These simple realities are clear to us. It is our Lord Himself Who commands
that we “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the
things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). We are to respect civil authority and to
abide by the laws of our land.

It is the Apostle Paul who expands this command of the Savior and who
prescribes our proper and healthy relationship with civil authority in saying, “I
exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be
made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet
and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:1-3).

As citizens we enjoy the privilege in this American nation to freely voice our
opinions, informed by our Orthodox Christian conscience. We also enjoy the
freedom to live our lives in accordance with our Orthodox Christian conscience,
without interference from those in civil authority. These are our rights; they are
protected by the Constitution and by the laws enacted in accordance therewith.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Belgian state set to legalise infanticide

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The Belgian Federal Parliament is reportedly about to expand its controversial "right to die" policies to include access to euthanasia for some gravely ill children.

A consensus among members of the legislative body has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop.

If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books allowing the practice, although the Netherlands has since 2005 not prosecuted doctors who perform euthanasia on some minors as long as the doctors act in accordance with a set of medical guidelines dubbed the Groningen Protocol.

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Turks in Germany demand censorship of textbooks referring to Armenian Genocide

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Turks have demonstrated in German Dusseldorf demanding  removal of the reference to 'the genocide of Armenians perpetrated by Turks in 1915 ’ from history text-books.

According to Time, about 8 thousand signatures have been gathered in favor of the proposition

They have organized a rally in Dusseldorf trying to draw the attention to the  signatures gathered.

One of the participants of the rally Ali Soilenmezoglu stated they demand that both parties study the topic and give their response, otherwise they will continue with the rallies.

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Pope sets up new commission to reform Vatican Bank

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In a move that observers describe as a clear signal of a desire for greater transparency and accountability, Pope Francis on Wednesday set up a new commission to investigate the activities of the Vatican bank and to report its findings directly to him.

Among other things, observers say the move indicates that Francis intends to take a personal interest in the bank as opposed to relying on others to make decisions in his name.

The commission is not empowered to govern the bank or to implement any reform measures, but to gather information and relay it to the pope in what's described as a "timely" fashion.

On background, a source with knowledge of the commission was asked Wednesday if it reflected a stance of "trust but verify" vis-à-vis assurances from the bank's present leadership about its commitment to reform.

"What it means is trust with reluctance and verify deeply," the source said.


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Once Catholic Ireland has become a ‘nation of pagans’

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The Bishops of Ireland believe their flock have become a ‘nation of pagans’ according to a new report issued by the Association of Catholic Priests.

The body polled its membership to discover the true feelings of Ireland’s bishops and priests on the laity.

The Irish Examiner reports on the findings of the poll which suggest that the majority of bishops believe Irish people have succumbed to the ‘evils of materialism and consumerism’ of the Celtic Tiger era.

The ACP report also states that there is a strong view among ecclesiastical authorities that falling vocations and Mass attendance figures are a result of people ‘not having time or interest in faith’ rather than as a result of the clerical sex abuse scandals.

The ACP report claims that a substantial number of bishops and some priests believe that the problems facing the Church are not due to any difficulties in the Church or with the priesthood, but are caused by a lack of faith in the people


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Former lap-dancing nun cannot shake the habit

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Here she dances at the Italian national charismatic renewal conference- she was one of the contributing factors that had the Cistercians separated from Santa Croce after 500 years. Here she attempts Eucharistic Adoration.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Heavyweights of Catholic Apologetics

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Catholic Identity Conference 2013September 20-22, 2013

 Speakers:

Christopher Ferrara
Michael Matt
John Rao
John Vennari
James Vogel
Michael Voris
John Henry Westin


Conference Location: Serbian American Cultural Center 1000 Collliers Way Weirton WV 26062 

Schedule: Friday Night:
September 20, 2012

6:00 p.m. Low Mass St. Joseph's Catholic Church 229 California Ave Weirton WV 26062

7:30 - 10:00pm Cocktail Reception with Hors d’oeuveres
Speaker: Dr. John Rao Author and Professor at St. John University, New York City
“Global Confusion and the Coming Catholic Resurgence”
Holiday Inn 350 Three Springs Drive Weirton, WV 26062

Saturday Conference: September 21, 2013
8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.—Low mass St. Joseph Catholic Church 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV 26062

8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Serbian American Cultural Center
Registration Coffee and Pastries provided

9:30 a.m. Speaker—Michael Matt, Editor of The Remnant
"Bicker, Backbite and Bellyache: Devising a More Catholic Response to Universal Christophobia"

10:30 a.m. Speaker—John Vennari Editor of the Catholic Family News
"Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton: Prophet Against the New Orientation"

11:30 LUNCH PROVIDED

12:30 p.m. Speaker - Michael Voris Producer - Church Militant TV “Homosexuality in the Catholic Church”

2:00 p.m. Christopher Ferrara American Catholic Lawyers, Inc - President
"Saint Thomas Wins Again: How Physicists Have Outsmarted Themselves in the Search for An Alternative to God"

3:00 p.m. Speaker—James Vogel, Editor of The Angelus
"Status of the SSPX: A Doctrinal or Disciplinary Question""

Saturday Evening Dinner: September 22, 2013

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

6:00p.m. Dinner Presentation by Christopher Schulte Knights of Columbus
Mr. Schulte will give an update at the dinner on the Traditional Knights of Columbus project. It's a national effort to unite K of C councils that support the Latin Mass.
Featured Speaker: Fr. Gregory Pendergraft Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
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Sunday: September 22, 2012 7:30 a.m. -

High Mass Offered by Fr. Gregory Pendergraft
Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church 200 Preston Avenue Weirton, WV 26062


9:00 a.m. – Coffee and Refreshments

Serbian American Cultural Center 1000 Colliers Way • Weirton WV 26062

9:30 a.m. Speakers: Michael Matt, John Vennari

"Kings, Knights & Fathers: Whatever Happened to Catholic Men? "

10:30 a.m. Speaker—John Henry Westin, Editor in Chief - LifeSiteNews.com
"How soon till blood? Growing Christian persecution in America"

Homosexual dating website for Catholic priests run from Vatican

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"A dating website for closeted gay priests has been operating out of the Vatican for a number of months now. Described as a service for 'homosensible Roman Catholic priests' it's a development that seems designed to enrage conservative members of the church.

Although it contains no pornographic content, critics are claiming that the site, named Venerabilis, could certainly provide an opportunity for gay priests to arrange sexual contact.

According to Pink News the site reportedly contains chatrooms in five languages, where face-to-face meetings have been publicly arranged in a number of locations.

The site is reportedly run 'by a fraternity of Homo-Sensitive Roman Catholic Priests' for those seeking to find 'like-minded priests' using chatrooms and 'missed connections' posts."

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The best book on the post-Conciliar decadence of the priesthood
And how it could be so different.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lutherans and Catholics agree to a common narrative on the Reformation

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The publication From Conflict to Communion will be published this month by the Lutheran – Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. The commission is mandated by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) to facilitate the global ecumenical dialogue between the two Christian World Communions.

LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka said the publication From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran–Roman Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017 contributes to strengthening the commitment to work for the visible unity of the Church. It will be presented to the LWF Council at its meeting this June.

“After centuries of mistrust and prejudging between Lutherans and Catholics, we see this [publication] as a great opportunity to reflect together on the burdens of history, and to open more possibilities for witnessing together, not just as individual Christians but as Christian churches,” Hintikka said.

The publication takes into context the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue in 2017. It builds on important ecumenical milestones especially the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ).


Yes, that is the Head of the CDF in the back row.


Cathcon- there is a history of the Reformation that conforms to the truth, and it is not this shared fable.

Franciscan Church becomes 4 star luxury hotel in Belgium- pictures

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Martin's Paterhof Hotel in Malines, Mechelen.  Another  wonderful result of the long reign of Cardinal Danneels as primate of Belgium.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

EU reminded not to forget Christian minorities around the world

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Pope Francis received the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso in private audience at the Vatican on Saturday, with EU integration, the current economic crisis and promotion of religious freedom dominating talks.

A statement released by the Holy See press office reads: “The cordial discussions provided an opportunity for a useful exchange of views on the international situation, paying particular attention to the process of European integration, as well as the continuing economic crisis that has serious consequences on employment, especially for young persons, and a negative impact on family life.

As the talks continued, focus was placed on the positive contribution that the Catholic Church can offer in the current climate for Europe’s material and spiritual wellbeing. Finally, special attention was given to the promotion of human rights, especially that of religious freedom, and the protection of Christian minorities around the world”.

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The Pope's guest in his revolutionary Communist days- not just any old Communist but a Maoist- a follower of the biggest mass murderer in history.

Fatwa against Catholic schools

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"The powerful Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has come out against Catholic schools in Tegal District, Central Java province, issuing a "controversial" a fatwa that has sparked reactions and protests.

For MUI leaders, such schools are "haram", "morally unsound" for young Muslim pupils despite the fact that they score high for the quality of the education they provide and have as a consequence attracted a large number of non-Christians."

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Cardinal most likely to become Secretary of State

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Will Cardinal Maradiaga be the Pope's right hand?

"Il Messaggero" reported today that the confidant of the Pope from Honduras could replace the current Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

After the Pope appointed the Cardinal to an eight-member Commission which will be on hand to help him lead the world church, Vatican insiders reckon with further personnel changes at the Vatican in the summer. Several key positions in the Roman Curia could be filled with people enjoying the confidence of the Argentine pontiff. Francis is thinking of replacing Cardinal Bertone, under fire as a result of several scandals in the past year, with the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Luigi Maradiaga . This was reported by the usually well-informed Roman newspaper "Il Messaggero" on Friday.

Maradiaga was was appointed by Pope Francis in April as the coordinator of a group of eight cardinals to draft proposals for a reform of the Roman Curia. The Commission is also participating in a plan to reform "Pastor Bonus", the Constitution of the Roman Curia . The eight Cardinals will meet in October for the first time. But Francis has been in contact with them. Cardinals from all five continents belong to this directorate.
Appointment in late July?

The 70-year-old articulate Maradiaga is the favorite of the Pope . Francis could name him after his trip to Brazil in late July as the new Vatican Secretary of State, the paper stated. The Pope will participate in World Youth Day from July 22 to 29.

Maradiaga has from time to time been hailed as the rising star of the Latin American Church. The polyglot cleric speaks as a result of his psychotherapy studies in Innsbruck also a passable German. He is an avid musician and is also open to ecumenical questions. The Salesian with three doctorates, who has been president of Caritas Internationalis since 2007 and from 1995 to 1999 was president of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), is a sharp critic of the effects of globalization.

Criticism of the lack of transparency of the Vatican Bank
In his role as coordinator of the planned reform of the Curia, Maradiaga also expressed views on the Vatican bank IOR. He claimed that "IOR as any other financial institution should publish its balance sheets." "It is important that the role of the IOR Bank should be defined, to give clarity. All banks publish reports on their activities, otherwise things will not work, "said the cardinal.

The Cardinal Secretary of State (actually Secretary of State of His Holiness ) heads the main Dicastery of the Curia, the State Secretariat. The term Cardinal Secretary of State has prevailed in the German language, as this position is always occupied by a cardinal. The Secretary of State is largely responsible for the political and diplomatic activities of the Vatican.

The current Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone is considered by Italian media as a blocker of transparency efforts of Francis' predecessor, Benedict XVI. He was especially seen in the Vatican Curia as a champion of the status quo, even with the finances.

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Cardinal hits out at Latin Mass

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Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz has used the occasion of the "Eucharistic Congress" in Cologne to oppose propagating celebrations of the Latin Mass in the "Tridentine Rite". Lehmann defended the liturgical reform after the Second Vatican Council.

"I have the impression that the whole enthusiasm for the Latin has a lot to do with prestige and the false pretenses of a supposed cultural elite," Lehmann told the "Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger". Such motives made him rather skeptical, according to the Cardinal.

He defended the liturgical reform after the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as a "golden sovereign". In 1970 in Germany, the renewed liturgy of the Mass was introduced in German and the hitherto valid Tridentine rite abolished. This form is particularly appreciated by Catholic traditionalists. After a partial withdrawal of the ban under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. now a wider range of Masses in the old Rite are available, without the popularity increasing proportionately, explains Lehmann.

He considered "a stronger juxtaposition of both liturgical forms today not useful, as it has not grown from the grass roots" Lehmann said. "The trend is more in the direction of the renewed Mass." To the controversial revision the words of consecration in the Mass , which all the same wasordered by Benedict XVI, Lehmann said, "one has to wait for it for the time being and perhaps now tension can be removed from the whole issue."
Following the request of the former Pope, at the central point of the Mass, it does not sayany longer that the blood of Jesus was shed "for all" people but "for many." According to Lehmann, the dispute over the "for all" or "for many" was previously "under the spell of the question of whether Rome was far too attentive to the traditionalists . If you explain that God's will for salvation is for all people, the translation of the words of consecration no longer is a question of such great urgency and drama, "said the cardinal. As Pope Benedict XVI himself concedes both translations are theologically appropriate and legitimate (Cathcon- see below!) , "it is not entirely clear why then strictly only the one translation should be allowed." In addition, Lehmann called for an in-depth exchange on the phrase "for all": "'We are all going to heaven', is too simple." (Ksta)

This is the melodious but heretical popular song of 1952 to which the Cardinal refers- "We all get to heaven because we are so virtuous".



Earlier CathCon stories on the Cardinal-  his close encounter with the devil and taking to the stage with dancing girls

He was the Research Assistant of Karl Rahner, the most heretical of all the (post) Conciliar theologians and clearly some of the teaching of Father Rahner rubbed off.   Rahner even postulated the existence of anonymous Christians- psychologically helpful as he had a girlfriend who was a Communist with whom he could not be seen with in public but who he believed had a certain virtue.

Father Rahner sends 75th Birthday greetings to the old Nazi, Heidegger, whose tainted philosophy so inspired him that he begged his superiors to be sent to Heidegger's courses.

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Anglican leader received by Pope

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Some recommended reading for the Archbishop
The English Reformation- otherwise known as "the Big Steal".

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has a problem with a female "bishop"

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Sign the Petition! - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston: Apologize for Co-Cathedral incident | Change.org:

"The archdiocese has recently allowed the city's co-cathedral to be used by a female UMC bishop to ordain a few hundred UMC pastors, mostly female.

Since the UMC is officially pro-abortion and pro-birth control, this recent action calls into question our archdiocese' commitment to promoting core Catholic values.This is especially poor timing, as our Catholic Church and its schools and charities are under attack from our federal government concerning matters of birth control and abortion. Since the "bishop" and most of those ordained were women, this incident calls into question the archdiocese' loyalty to the Church's teachings on an exclusively male priesthood. "

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Pope Francis contradicts Pope Benedict on Islam

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At the time, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina and now Pope Francis, was reported to have expressed “unhappiness” with Pope Benedict XVI’s use of the quotation from Manuel II Palaeologos. According to published reports, Cardinal Bergoglio said,
”Pope Benedict’s statement[s] don’t reflect my own opinions…. These statements will serve to destroy in 20 seconds the careful construction of a relationship with Islam that Pope John Paul II built over the last twenty years.”


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Sunday, June 09, 2013

German seminarians celebrate Adolf Hitler's birthday

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Right-wing incidents in Würzburg seminary


Würzburg:  Reports have been heard in recent days that there were right-wing incidents in Würzburg seminary. The Evangelical Press Service (EPD) reported that some of the current eight seminarians had celebrated the birthday of Adolf Hitler on 20th April, while music played from the Neo-Nazi scene and even the Nazi salute was made. Anti-Semitic and racist "jokes" were made. "The Catholic Church cannot accept such goings-on. Church teaching of charity and tolerance, as well as the equality of all people are contradicted in a fundamental way by the reported occurrences. Semitism, racism and Nazi ideas may occupy no place in our society.

“Especially the churches must accept their responsibility for the basic values of our society - particularly democracy and human rights – and be aware of and confront any trends otherwise within their structures. We demand consistent, complete and transparent information and processing of the allegations by the seminary and appropriate consequences for those affected. A pledge which aims to establish the positive relationship to Judaism is in this context totally inadequate. " said Christopher Renninger, spokesman for the Green Party's university association (GHG) in Würzburg. As future priests, seminarians take still a high moral position. The fact that people with racist and anti-Semitic views give sermons, teach children and conduct pastoral care, must be strictly rejected. The designation as "unpleasant tendencies" by Regens Baumann represents a relativisation and inappropriate to the circumstances.

Particularly piquant are reports that the seminarians were obviously concerned to spread their radical ideas in the Würzburg student fraternity Franco Raetia.

As already the Cathedral Radio reported, the board of the old boys' association have complained to the Seminary Regens Herbert Baumann "about the spread of offensive right wing ideas among student activists"

"The fact that the affected seminarians had already attracted attention at a fraternity house, shows that it is not the case that the so-called gaffes on April 20 were an isolated case, but that these people are obviously attracted by the Nazi ideology and try to spread their world view.
 
“Therefore, we expect clear consequences on the part of the Catholic Church. We also call on the Franco-Raetia Student Association to explain the context in which the seminarians were able to promote their ideas to the activists and whether this was often the case, and in particular, what were the reactions of the student activists. "says Lisa Rehn, spokesperson of GHG . For the GHG, this example shows clearly that even in the Catholic church, which is closely linked to the German state, undemocratic and inhumane opinions and groups exist. The GHG expected telling consequences for the persons concerned, a detailed explanation and a clear commitment of the Würzburg seminary to democracy, tolerance and human rights.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Cardinal Bertone heads for the exit door

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Vatican City, the resignation of Bertone nears
The Secretary of State is ready to leave. Bergoglio undecided.

After Joseph Ratzinger, another big player in the Church had decided to resign. As reported by Dagospia, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone announced over the weekend that as of June 2, he wishesto leave his post as Secretary of State of the Vatican after pressure received from the Commission consisting of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis.

Pope wants more collegiality.
The intent of the Committee is to achieve greater collegiality in the government of the Church. Bergoglio, however, has not yet decided whether to accept the resignation by making the news public, or wait a few more weeks to arrange a change of leadership in a more gentle and quiet manner.


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Non-conformist female bishop attempts ordinations in Catholic cathedral

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Conference: May 26-29
The 2013 Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be held this May 26 - 29 at the Hilton Americas Hotel (1600 Lamar St) in downtown Houston with a total expected attendance of 3,000 United Methodist members and affiliates. According to Worship Leader DeAndre Johnson (Westbury UMC) the worship theme for 2013 is Embracing the Dream, “that is, God's dream for the church and the world through intentional investment in the young dreamers among us. We will explore this theme in worship by focusing on certain biblical characters like Mary, Esther, Joseph and Samuel - both how God called them in their youth and how God used others around them to nurture that call.” The worship schedule is as follows:
Sunday, May 26 | Opening Celebration w/ Episcopal Address @ 6:30pm, Bishop Janice R. Huie preaching
Monday, May 27 | Service of Remembrance w/ Holy Communion @ 7pm, Dr. Jim Bankston (St. Paul's UMC, Houston) preaching
Tuesday, May 28 | Celebration of Ministry Honoring Retiree @ 11am
Tuesday, May 28 | Service of Commissioning & Ordination @ 7pm at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Janice R. Huie preaching
Wednesday, May 29 | Service of Sending Forth @ 10:15am, Dr. Carolyn McCall (Salem UMC, Orange) preaching
The music during the worship services will include choirs and instrumentalists from Covenant Glen UMC(Missouri City), Hearts Afire Worship Band (SFA Wesley Foundation), First UMC  (Sugar Land), Kingwood UMC(Kingwood) & St. Paul's UMC (Houston). The opening celebration will feature a combined mass choir that will include many of the students who are participating in the Collide youth event that overlaps the beginning of conference.
Additionally, during the plenary sessions on Monday and Tuesday, Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean, Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, will lead sessions on 21st century youth culture and church relevancy. All conference events are free and open to the public.


Cathcon- Huie is on the progressive wing of her ecclesiastical group, supporting ministry of homosexuals in contradiction to their own Book of Discipline.

At the beginning of the millenium, she was accused of covering up an abuse case by one of her own pastors.



Video of my speech to Traditional Britain Group "Dead-end of modernity in religion and politics"

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Cardinal Kasper admits that there is something rotten in Vatican II

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Click on the tab below to learn much more about Cardinal Kasper.

An absolutely with Bishop Schneider that it is time for a Syllabus of Post-Conciliar errors.

French church in grave danger of becoming Masonic temple

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The Freemasons of Vierzon would be interested in acquiring the church of St. Eloi. For the diocese, who is the vendor, one buyer is now official: the town authorities.

A communist mayor who is buying the church is to consider selling to a local Masonic lodge, which is a rather unusual scenario.

In their latest bulletin, the Diocese of Bourges in which Vierzon lies, claims to have sold the church of Saint-Eloi, without specifying the name of the purchaser. "The time has come to part," it simply states before inviting parishioners to the las Mass on June 22 to be celebrated by the Vicar General, Father Stéphane Maritaud followed by a communal meal. The Diocesan Treasurer, Patrick Lemaréchal, when contacted, confirms that the town of Vierzon is buyer. "She has the right of first refusal with the aim of creating a community centre."

The decision of the Freemasons is expected
The selling date was set for June 17. Last fall, the idea of ​​a mosque had created controversy, but this was rejected by the Muslim community. Then an obscure Confraternity of St. Eloi, who claimed towant to keep the place in Christian use, was put on the ranks in December. It has launched several campaigns to raise donations for the sum of 170,000 euros (estimate Areas) requested by the seller. Contacted yesterday, the head of the Brotherhood, Olivier Bidou, did not respond to the call.

On behalf of "the common good," and in order not to let the church fall into evil hands, the city decided to preempt in April (in the Le Berry républicain (this newspaper) of April 4). Contacted yesterday, the deputy mayor and Nicolas Sansu said that "no bill of sale is signed yet."

"In addition, we have a potential buyer. I expect, moreover, an appointment with the Archbishop to discuss. "

Such purchaser may be the Masonic Lodge Friends of Liberty, the Grand Orient of France, in the Rue Etienne-Marcel. Elected municipal Freemasons are not strangers to this proposal. "The mayor has contacts in recent months, with the local Freemasonry," says an elected municipal opposition, which considers the use of pre-emption "questionable."

The brothers have been looking for some time for another place to establish their temple. The Place des Joncs, which was considered at one time, was rejected. Today, there are three options for the lodge, two in Vierzon - why not St. Eloi church?- And one in Méreau.

"Talk about the Freemasons if you want but for now nothing is certain, nothing is done," says the mayor. The Grand Orient of France, in Paris, says that it is no aware of the approach in Vierzon - "remember at the end of this week, we'll see" - and confirms, if confirmation were needed, that "there is nothing illegal in the possibility of Freemasons purchasing a public building . "

The ways of the Lord are called impenetrable, like those of Freemasonry. The Vierzon lodge swill advise the mayor in the coming days if it wishes to buy or not. In the case of a negative response, the municipality, whose "purpose is not to buy at any cost," says Nicolas Sansu, will quickly tell the citizens of Vierzon the end use of this new acquisition for 170,000 euros.

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Bishop demands apology for insulting attack on one of the soundest Dioceses in Europe

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A speech by the Zurich Cantonal Government member,Martin Graf, who represents the Greens (Cathcon note- the most virulent anti-clericals in European politics) goes down very badly in the Diocese of Chur. Graf described the diocese as "backward" and as "sheltered workshops" (Cathcon- also insulting to the disabled). Bishop Vitus Huonder now demands an apology.

With sharp words, the Diocese of Chur criticized a speech by Martin Graf, Zurich Justice Minister on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of state recognition of Catholics in Zurich. Graf praised the Church in his speech, which he delivered on Friday, but also did not spare me criticism.

The Director of Justice also criticized the "backwardness of those who survived in the sheltered workshops of Chur or Rome" . It is incomprehensible why the leaders in those places preach about constitutional principles and but do not wish to blessing state institutions.

In Chur, these words turned people red with fury . Bishop Vitus Huonder demanded from the Zurich cantonal government a total "rejection" of Graf's statements, he announced on Monday by Communique. They gave the cantonal government a specific response. There is an urgent need to identify "new ways of meeting and of respect," the Ordinariate of Chur informed the Zurich cantonal government.

The Zurich government notes the response from Chur and it will discussed by the whole cantonal government counci;n. A possible answer would be first given to the diocese and then only later would the public be informed said a spokesperson for Graf .

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19,000 Vatican Bank accounts to be checked

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The specific measures for the implementation of his plans have been announced by IOR president von Freyberg to the daily newspaper "Corriere della Sera" (Friday) . Thus, the balance sheets of the bank are in future to be available on the website and the accounts of all 19,000 customers are to be checked.

"To be clear, you have to declare what you are doing, so that you can be a respected member of the international financial system and the Church. This is why we have decided to behave as you would expect from any other financial institution. Our website will be live from October 1, and we will maintain regular contact with the media, "said the IOR President from Germany, in post since February.

To conform to the criteria of the Council of Europe's Transparency Committee "MONEYVAL" all bank accounts - there were 18,900 by the end of 2012 - are to be checked von Freyberg further announced. However, in many of them, minimal amounts have been deposited, said the IOR boss.

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Only a matter of time before the head of the CDF becomes a Cardinal

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The appointment of the former Bishop of Regensburg, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller as Cardinal is probably only a matter of time.

According to a report of a Cham newspaper, the private secretary to the archbishop, Monsignor Slawomir Sledziewski said this during the celebration of Pentecost in Kötzting . The Monsignor attended the celebration with his boss and said the latter would be one of the candidates in the next consistory. This is the body of the Curia which Pope Francis convenes in order to "create" new Cardinals. Even today, the email address which Müller and his secretary use to answer e-mails says "Cardinale Prefetto". Müller is as Prefect of the Congregation which is probably the most important "Dicastery" (equivalent a Ministry in a government) within the Curia.

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The future Cardinal in horseback procession