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Francis: We must not focus on the words of Christ
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:09:24 +0000
In his Santa Marta homily given earlier today, the God of Surprises (aka Jorge Bergoglio) once again took the occasion to mangle Sacred Scripture in order to justify his departure from the Catholic faith; in this particular case, as it concerns marriage. Today’s victim text was the Novus Ordo Gospel reading taken from Mark 10:1-12 – familiar words that bear reconsidering: Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce more »
The Keating School of Apostonomics
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:32:26 +0000
As those who follow me on Facebook are likely already aware, the day after The Catholic Inquisitor  was announced on these pages, Karl Keating – the poster-patriarch of Newchurch apologetics – rushed to social media to pronounce the effort dead: THIS NEW TRADITIONALIST NEWSPAPER WILL GO NOWHERE For the benefit of those unfamiliar with me, Keating offered a brief bio: At one time Verrecchio traveled the country giving lectures explaining–and defending–Vatican II. He wrote a workbook about the council; it received an imprimatur, and it got endorsements from several prelates. Within a few years, though, he had turned his back more »
Cardinal Burke contradicts Council, Benedict!
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:54:12 +0000
At the Rome Life Forum last weekend, Cardinal Raymond Burke urged Catholics to submit to the reign of Christ the King. At present, unfortunately, the full text of the address appears unavailable, however, excerpts have been provided in several articles posted at LifeSite News. According to those reports, Cardinal Burke stated: The Kingship of Christ is, by nature, universal, that is, it extends to all men, to the whole world. It is not a kingship over only the faithful or over only the things of the Church, but over all men and all of their affairs. Bravo! In this, Cardinal more »
A New Voice for Truth
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:16:35 +0000
By: Cornelia R. Ferreira Quoting St. Thomas, Pope Leo XIII, in Sapientiae Christianae, wrote, that in times of necessity, each Catholic is obliged “either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers.” “The chief elements of this duty,” Pope Leo explained, “consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power.” This is certainly the duty of the Catholic Press, which must necessarily be free of error.  It must help Catholics hold to the Catholic Faith “whole and undefiled,” as mandated for their eternal more »
“Better late than never…”
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:31:14 +0000
Better late than never… Such was the message that I received from a close personal friend of Fr. Nicholas Gruner, along with the photo above showing the gravestone that had just been put in place to mark the resting place of “the Fatima priest’s” earthly remains. Indeed, I think we can all agree that this headstone stands as a fitting monument to Father’s life’s work of promoting the full message of Fatima to save souls and achieve world peace. And yet, we must also admit that we risk seeing this mission, once carried out so well by Fr. Gruner, becoming more »
Another “Appeal” – this one from pusillanimous priests
Fri, 18 May 2018 18:13:14 +0000
On May 2, yet another petition drive launched in the face of the Bergoglian menace was made public; this one designed to collect the signatures of priests who wish to politely request the bishops’ help in addressing the present crisis. In other words, they are essentially asking the bishops to behave more like fatherly men then like limp wristed lemmings, which is most ironic given that the tenor of the appeal offers a prime example of priestly pusillanimity (or, if you prefer, presbyteral pansiness). Going by the formal name, Cura Pastoralis (Pastoral Care and Concern), the “Pastoral Appeal to the more »
Logic or popularity: One must be sacrificed
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:16:24 +0000
In the May edition of Catholic Family News, Stephen Kokx provides readers with a recap of the conference that took place April 6-8 under the headline: Weapons of Warfare Conference Report: CFN Makes Strong Come-Back The part of the report that interests me the most appears under the heading The Pope is still the Pope. Three speeches at the “Weapons of Our Warfare” conference focused on the Papacy. Church historian Dr. Roberto de Mattei said “true devotion” to the Chair of St. Peter requires Catholics to speak out against “the heresies” being promoted by Pope Francis, who, despite propagating heresy, more »
Francis resigning? God please, but not for obvious reasons
Wed, 16 May 2018 17:00:05 +0000
Media outlets worldwide, both secular and Catholic, have been discussing Francis’ Santa Marta homily of 15 May wherein he suggested that he is contemplating retirement. According to Vatican News: Pope Francis focused his reflections on the day’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles where Paul, “compelled by the Holy Spirit,” takes his leave from the Church Elders at Ephesus to go to Jerusalem. “It’s a decisive move, a move that reaches the heart, it’s also a move that shows us the pathway for every bishop when it’s time to take his leave and step down,” he said … “When more »
The harvest is ripe, but no easy pickins
Tue, 15 May 2018 16:52:51 +0000
Often, those of us who work in so-called “traditionalist” (aka Catholic) media are accused of simply preaching to the choir; getting the base riled up over a crisis they already recognize while providing very little in the way of content that will serve to attract those outside the fold. Over the years, I’ve received many notes of thanks, some even from priests, who once held a neo-conservative view of the Church, but now thanks to our efforts here have come to embrace tradition. Even so, there is a dash of truth to this criticism. Ultimately, it is the Lord who more »
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: A new day is dawning
Thu, 10 May 2018 15:06:51 +0000
As Cornelia Ferreira observed on these pages last July, a synthesis between many prominent traditionalists and conservatives has been taking place right before our very eyes; a phenomenon that she aptly identified as Conservative-Traditionalism. Readers of this space have also long lamented the fact that the well-established traditional Catholic apostolates and their media outlets have taken on an ecumenical mindset; one that seeks common ground with neo-conservatives by applauding their hero-prelates whenever they happen to utter a truth, while deliberately ignoring the grave errors and offenses against the Faith that they so often dispense in the process. Having identified the more »

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