Thursday, October 31, 2013

The most beautiful video of the Litany of All Saints


Vatican consultation softening up the Church for change?


"The Vatican has asked national bishops' conferences around the world to conduct a wide-ranging poll of Catholics asking for their opinions on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce.

Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Vatican's Synod of Bishops, asked the conferences to distribute the poll "immediately as widely as possible to deaneries and parishes so that input from local sources can be received."

The poll, which comes in a questionnaire sent to national bishops' conferences globally in preparation for a Vatican synod on the family next October, is the first time the church's central hierarchy has asked for such input from grass-roots Catholics since at least the establishment of the synod system following the Second Vatican Council."

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Cathcon- the church is not a democracy.   Moral truth, derived from universal and natural law is not susceptible to democratic vote.  If the Pope turns the Church into a consultative democracy, he will open the way to his own deposition by the forces which he unleashes.

For the last fifty years, the deficiencies of the teaching office of the church is matters of faith and morals only means that this consultation will produce one long scream to adapt to the ways of the modern world.

Rather, in the words of G.K.Chesterton,

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.”

Halloween Mass


Taking leave of Catholicism in Austria


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Confidant of Pope- Pope discomforts conservatives, expect daring, change and novelties

According to the evaluation of the Argentinian Archbishop and confidant of the Pope,  Victor Manuel Fernandez parts of the Catholic Church feel themselves threatened by the emergence of the first Latin American head of the Church. In an interview with the Argentinian daily,  "Clain" (on Sonntag)  Fernandez said, there are forces in the Church, which partly come from the conservative camp and who have lost influence under the administration of Pope Francis. "This Pope is a man, who shows himself open with daring to other ways, change and novelties", declared Fernandez.
The Pope sent a pectoral cross to the Archbishop for his consecration, 
which took place in June.

Archbishop Fernandez is Rector of the Papal Catholic University and worked at the side of the then Cardinal Bergoglio on the final document of the Fifth Plenary Assembly of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM).