Conservative Catholic: Pope Francis is “a theological train wreck”.

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Though this might shock some readers, I must say that I would never allow Pope Francis to teach religion to my children. 

For example, Francis recently claimed that all men, Catholics, non-Catholics and atheists, are all “first-class” children of God. There are 16-year-old traditional Catholics who know better than to make such a claim. Scripture and Catholic Tradition teach that we are adopted children of God only through Baptism and incorporation into the Church by means of Faith and Sanctifying grace. (Read Part I of Abbot Marmion’s Christ the Life of the Soul that describes this truth with doctrinal clarity and immense beauty).

Bergoglio is thoroughly of the Vatican II orientation. He was formed in the 1960s by the Jesuits, so we cannot expect much else. A man of the 70s, he reminds me of some of the soft ‘social justice’ priests in high school (1972-1976) whom I found repulsive.

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Cardinal George Refuses Gay Activist Communion, Lesbian Cantor Brings Host to Him Anyway.

A homosexual activist named Joe Murray essentially stood in the front pew during Mass where Chicago’s Archbishop Francis Cardinal George presided at the Archdiocesan’s Gay and Lesbian Outreach’s (AGLO) 25th anniversary liturgy. While a number of gay activists protested outside Murray had his back turned to Cardinal George and was facing the people while wearing a rainbow sash. Real subtle, huh?

Murray had previously protested Cardinal George being invited to this Mass, saying “‘The only metaphor that comes to mind is that of inviting Hitler to a remembrance service for holocaust victims.” Yeah, subtlety is not his thing.

When Murray presented himself for Communion he was sent away by Cardinal George empty handed. That is, until Brenna Cronin, a reported lesbian cantor, went up twice and personally delivered the Eucharist to Murray. She was previously quoted in the Windy City Times saying of this mass:

“Brenna Cronin, choir member and cantor, is torn. ‘For me as a music minister, I will have to make a decision. My heart says that I want to be there that day and minister for my community,’ she said. ‘At the same time I want to stand on the sidewalk with Joe Murray and hold a candle to show my protest.’

Murray called Cronin his “priest” for delivering the Eucharist to him.

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How heretics take over the church: Today it’s Liberation Theology. Tomorrow perhaps, it will be contraception or homosexuality.

muellerThe war between the Liberation Theology movement and Rome is over
Gianni Valente (“Vatican City,” June 21, 2013)

“The Latin American ecclesial and theological movement known as “Liberation Theology”, which spread to other parts of the world after the Second Vatican Council, should in my opinion be included among the most important currents in 20th century Catholic theology.” This authoritative and glorifying historical evaluation of Liberation Theology did not just come from some ancient South American theologian who is out of touch wit the times.

The above statement was made by Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which Ratzinger headed in the 1980’s, after John Paul I appointed him to the post. The Prefect gave two instructions, warning against pastoral and doctrinal deviations from Latin American theological currents of thought.

This decisive comment about the Liberation Theology movement is not just some witty remark that happened to escape the mouth of the current custodian of Catholic orthodoxy. The same balanced opinion pervades the densely written pages of “On the Side of the Poor. The Theology of Liberation”, a collection of essays co-written with liberation theologian Gustavo Gutiérrez and published in Germany in 2004.

Gutiérrez invented the formula for defining the Liberation Theology movement, whose actions were – for a long time – closely scrutinised by the Ratzinger-led Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The movement was not criticised once during this time.

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Editor’s note: This is liberal Catholic Church politics in action – not much different than what’s going on in Barack Obama’s morally bankrupt regime – right here in the United States.

The real question: Is Archbishop Muller merely speaking for himself – or for Pope Francis?

Catholics deserve to know the truth.

Background sculpture of Pope Paul VI Hall reflects the tortured, twisted, uninspired “New Theology” promoted by the post-Vatican II Catholic Church.

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Monstrous Post Vatican II sculpture – allegedly of the Resurrection
serves as a back drop for the Pope Paul VI Hall in the Vatican 

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Similar ugly art at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

Editor’s note: Unfortunately, there’s plenty more where this came from, at churches and basilicas all around the world. What are these guys (Church leaders) thinking? Or is this simply a reflection of their decrepit, modernist souls? And why do Catholics even allow this type of spiritual blight, in their places of worship?

Home of the angry aluminum Jesus: 35 of the world’s ugliest churches – many of them Catholic.

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Editor’s note: No wonder Jesus is angry!

How many students have been influenced by this hate-filled racist black professor at a cost of $50,000-a-year tuition?

I was appalled hearing black University of Pennsylvania Professor Salamishah Tillet say during a panel discussion on MSNBC that pro-lifers’ opposition to late-term abortion is really about white-power racism.

Minority birth rates are up.  Nutty professor Tillet believes those who oppose white women killing their babies are fearful of a decline of “whiteness, white supremacy, white privilege.”  It takes a pretty sick mind to find racism in desiring that women not kill their babies.

By the way, Americans aborts 4,000 babies a day, of which a disproportionately high number are black.  Planned Parenthood was founded by racist Margaret Sanger to fix “the negro problem.”

We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” wrote Sanger.

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Jimmy Carter, quickly fading into total irrelevance, criticizes Catholic Church over male priesthood

President Jimmuh thinks the Catholic Church discriminates against women and has, since the 3rd century, so he wants the Catholic Church to accept women as priests.

Jimmuh has even left his former Baptist congregation over the issue of women’s role in the church, in favor of a smaller, more progressive sect.

The only problem is – Jimmuh knows nothing about the authentic Catholic faith, or the Catholic ministerial priesthood – or the Old Testament basis for it.

But things like that have never stopped Jimmuh before. Somebody should remind him that fools rush in, where angels fear to tread – although applying the term “fool” to former president Jimmuh is probably being overly charitable.

One more thing … the clueless and gutless Mr. Carter failed to even mention Islam and their blatant, open discrimination against women.  We can only wonder why!

What a jerk!

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Father Robert Barron: The catechetical “dumbing down of the Catholic faith” in the 1960s and 1970s “was a pastoral disaster of the first order.”

“Don’t turn Jesus into a bland cypher,” he said. “He’s not just another mystic or guru.”

Noting the large number of people in modern society who suffer from addictions, Father Barron said the church must also help people reject “false gods of wealth, honor, pleasure and power,” and teach the anthropology of St. Augustine, who wrote that “our heart is restless until it rests in thee.”

“We need to mock (false gods) publicly,” Father Barron said.

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Irish politician: Is Obama running for “Hypocrite of the Year Award”?

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Tough talk about President Obama from another Socialist, in Ireland. This woman doesn’t mince words!

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A Seattle politician who was pregnant with twins but had her son aborted because he would suffer in his life from a number of maladies writes of her abortion in The New York Times.

She’s arguing against limiting the time a mother can abort her child. I am horrified by what she wrote. Just horrified. I know she believes that what she did she did out of love but I can’t begin to fathom the kind of love that says things like this:

I felt my son’s budding life end as a doctor inserted a needle through my belly into his tiny heart. She had trouble finding it because of its abnormal position. As horrible as that moment was — it will live with me forever — I am grateful. We made sure our son was not born only to suffer. He died in a warm and loving place, inside me.

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Chicago homosexual politics: Just a handful of paid lunatics.

How the Left Uses Gays to Dismantle, Undermine, and Toxify the Catholic Church.

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Read the real-life diary of the exorcist portrayed in the famous movie

ST. LOUIS (KSDk) — Many consider the 1973 film “The Exorcist” the scariest movie of all time. Wednesday is the 40th anniversary of the film’s release.

If the mere thought of the famous flick gives you the chills, consider this: It’s directly based on a true incident that happened in St. Louis.

The real story that inspired the famous book and movie happened in 1949. It began in Maryland, ended in St. Louis, and involved several Jesuits from Saint Louis University.

Father Raymond J. Bishop, S.J. kept a day-by-day account of the exorcism.

Read the diary: Link – PDF File

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20-Minute Video Recap of the Movie
Warning: Bad language, sexual references, violence.

Editor’s note: The demon represents the devil. The girl represents the world. The priests represent the Church. The primeval struggle continues – unabated.

Report from France: Lourdes famous grotto now looks like a vision of “the apocalypse”.

Chapels and the bathing pools filled with water that pilgrims believe has curative powers lie in ruins after being overrun by fierce floodwaters that thundered through the town. Only the Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception has escaped unscathed.

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Cardinal Dolan waxes ecumenical at NY mosque: “You love God, we love God and he is the same God.”

Cardinal Dolan stressed that Catholics and Muslims have a mutual love of the United States and of the religious freedom that this country affords, especially the ability to meet with people of different beliefs that would not be possible in some other nations.

“Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom — religious freedom particularly– your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God’s creation and your care for those who are in need,” the cardinal said, were Islamic values also shared by Catholics and areas where there could be mutual cooperation.

He likened Muslims to earlier waves of Roman Catholic immigrants who some 150 years ago faced the same challenge of “how to become loyal, responsible, patriotic Americans without losing their faith.”

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Editor’s note – According to the Catechism:

841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”330 LG 16; cf. NA 3.

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This passage appears to place the Muslims in the non-Christian “first place” – superior even to the Jews. It also rather naively takes Muslim claims at face value – rather than properly considering the weight of 14 centuries of historical evidence – much of it to the contrary.

Like the Cardinal, the Catholic Catechism appears to be politically correct, to the liberal extreme. Barack Obama himself couldn’t have said all this any better!

Father Robert Barron: Six tips for the new evangelization.

NUMBER 4) Tell the great story of salvation history. Father Barron emphasized the importance of the entire story. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament. The story begins with creation, then the fall and the formation of people after God’s own heart. It is a story of “temple, covenant, law and prophecy.” It climaxes with the coming of Christ.

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Can Saint Anthony find the lost faith of the Catholic Church of the Ages?

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No Catholic who takes the salvation of his immortal soul seriously can ignore the intercessory power of Saint Anthony of Padua. Over and above all of the little things we ask Saint Anthony to find after we have lost them, Saint Anthony of Padua, an exemplary preacher of the truths of the Catholic Faith, must be invoked today in our times under one of his most important titles, “The Hammer of Heretics.”

We need Saint Anthony’s help right now in the midst of the difficulties within Holy Mother Church so that each of us will be fortified by our hidden time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and our unabashed expressions of love for the Holy Name of Mary to proclaim the truths of the true Faith openly in the midst of the heretics in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who want to convince us that everything about the Catholic Church prior to 1958 must be rejected and vilified and apologized for.

Although Saint Anthony is a saint for all days and for all ages, he is particularly apt to help Holy Mother Church in these our days, rife as they are with all of the synthesized heresies that have amalgamated themselves under the aegis of Modernism.

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Read an article about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development that Yahoo tried to suppress

Originally posted in 2003 – BBO – before Barack Obama 

For thirty years, the bishops have been paying lip-service to the right to life, while putting Catholic money into Alinsky-style organizations like the IAF. They gave IAF a million dollars. They gave a million to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) where Hillary Clinton learned her trade.

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin gave a million to the Chicago Metropolitan Sponsors (CMS) (while shutting down parochial schools) so that it could hire IAF to organize United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ).

When the Cardinal was criticized for giving so much Catholic money to this group, he answered that the money did not really belonging to the Church. Someone gave it to him to fund CMS. No one in authority has yet pointed out that donating money in such a manner constitutes the very essence of money-laundering.

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How dumbed-down liberal politics seriously weakened the Catholic Church and society at large

Want to promote homosexuality and weaken the family? Refuse to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act!

Want to induce people to believe and support anything the politicians say? Dumb-down the educational system and give away lots of free stuff!

Want to seriously weaken the faith of the Body of Christ?
Throw out all the old catechesis
and replace it with social justice work,
financed primarily with government money!

All three tactics are patently liberal. All three tactics have proved to be very effective, and all three tactics were successfully employed by the liberals who ran the Catholic Church in America, long before the liberal Democrat dominated U.S. Government ever “picked up” on them.

The result? Moral and financial bankruptcy – exactly what should be expected when God’s laws are deliberately ignored in a vain attempt to accommodate the proclivities of sinful mankind.

Vatican II appears to have been an unmitigated disaster for Roman Catholicism – and the world.

Liars may figure, but figures do not lie. Kenneth C. Jones of St. Louis has pulled together a slim volume of statistics he has titled Index of Leading Catholic Indicators: The Church Since Vatican II.

His findings make prophets of Catholic traditionalists who warned that Vatican II would prove a blunder of historic dimensions, and those same findings expose as foolish and naive those who believed a council could reconcile Catholicism and modernity. When Pope John XXIII threw open the windows of the church, all the poisonous vapors of modernity entered, along with the Devil himself.

Here are Jones’ grim statistics of Catholicism’s decline

Woman killed as flash flooding hits Lourdes

Flash floods in south-western France have killed an elderly woman as the inundated grotto at the Catholic pilgrimage site of Lourdes remains closed for a second day.

The woman in her 70s was washed away overnight by the floodwaters after getting out of her submerged car at Saint Beat near Lourdes, the local prefecture said.

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