Pope confirms need for reform of CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

The Vatican last year imposed an overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious after determining the sisters took positions that undermined Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Investigators praised the nuns’ humanitarian work, but accused them of ignoring critical issues, including fighting abortion.

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Editor’s note: This is a “no-brainer”. The LCWR sisters have, for a long time, publicly bragged about their radical feminist agenda and “post-Christianity” philosophy … not to mention their modernist, secular, new-age pagan slant on many, many things. This is all common knowledge. What is being contended is what happens next.

Will the Pope’s resignation be just the beginning of a wave of resignations, and/or sackings, when the new Pope comes in?

The coming conclave is set to be the most contentious for centuries. Whichever side wins – the conservatives, the reformers or the devolutionists – will create tensions and antagonism between Catholicism’s different pressure groups.

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Seen on the web: Vatican II

John Sobieski says:
If a tree is to be judged by its fruits, the Second Vatican Council has been an unmitigated disaster. Every area that was reformed was devastated. Reformed liturgy led to empty and closed churches. Reformed catechesis led to unprecedented ignorance. Reformed discipline led to widespread vice. Reformed religious life led to empty convents and monasteries. Reformed priesthood led to empty seminaries.When, oh when, will we admit we’ve gone down a dead end, so we can turn back and find the way again?

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They just don’t make nuns like they used to…

“I’m stunned . . .We haven’t violated any teaching, we have just been raising questions and interpreting politics,” Sr. Simone Campbell, head of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, told The New York Times.

Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, former president of the LCWR, told the National Catholic Reporter:

“When you set out to reform a people, a group, who have done nothing wrong, you have to have an intention, a motivation that is not only morally biased, but actually immoral.  

“Because you are attempting to control people for one thing and one thing only — and that is for thinking, for being willing to discuss the issues of the age . . . If we stop thinking, if we stop demanding the divine right to think, and to see that as a Catholic gift, then we are betraying the church no matter what the powers of the Church see as an inconvenient truth in their own times.”

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Editor’s note: Ms. Campbell and Ms. Chittister intentionally fib when they “bill” themselves as Catholic, while consistently failing to affirm all the truths of the Catholic faith.

In truth, these ladies are radical feminists who have no allegiance to anything but their own novel ideas. Unfortunately, many if not most of those ideas have little in common with the authentic Roman Catholic faith.

There was a time when people like that … whatever their gender … were rightly termed Protestants … or even … pagans.

Better think fast, sisters … the “jig” appears to be … “up”!

Vatican takes definitive action to reign in the magisterium of nuns

“While there has been a great deal of work on the part of LCWR promoting issues of social justice in harmony with the church’s social doctrine, it is silent on the right to life from conception to natural death, a question that is part of the lively public debate about abortion and euthanasia in the United States,” the doctrinal congregation said. “Further, issues of crucial importance in the life of the church and society, such as the church’s biblical view of family life and human sexuality, are not part of the LCWR agenda in a way that promotes church teaching.”

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Editor’s note: The ladies are not going to appreciate this attention from the church hierarchy.  Just watch!

Weigel: How Cardinal Pell reformed much of the Australian church

When Pell became archbishop of Melbourne in 1996, Catholic Lite was the order of the day throughout the country, with the usual results: goofball liturgy (one bishop celebrated Mass made up as a clown); dumbed-down catechesis; a collapse in religious vocations and seminary applications; the Church bureaucracy joined at the hip to the hard left in Australian public life. Reversing this drift toward theological and moral incoherence and public irrelevance was going to be very hard work.

Then Pell caught a break: when his seminary faculty threatened to resign en masse because he insisted that the seminarians attend daily Mass, Pell called their bluff, accepted their resignations, filled the seminary with new faculty — and never looked back.

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Why today’s Catholics believe what they believe (most of the time)

A leading figure involved in the Vatican’s negotiations with the breakaway traditionalist group the Society of St. Pius X says that the Society’s objections to some of the Second Vatican Council’s teachings are tied to persistent “misunderstandings” about how doctrine develops.

“The Catholic attitude,” explained Monsignor Fernando Ocariz on Dec. 2 in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, “is to seek a unitive interpretation in which the texts of the Second Vatican Council and the preceding Magisterial documents illuminate each other.”

Therefore, “not only should the Second Vatican Council be interpreted in the light of previous Magisterial documents,” but also “earlier magisterial documents can be understood better in the light of the Second Vatican Council.”

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Editor’s note: If only things actually worked this way! The radical liberals and modernists in the church used Vatican II as an excuse to “gut” the church of virtually everything that was truly sacred. Only now, some 50 years later, are we discovering how much damage they were allowed to do, in the name of “reform”.

A list of ten key teachings of Vatican II

Vatican II is such a major event for Roman Catholicism that twentieth-century Catholic theology can be instructively viewed in two movements: first, leading up to the council, and then developing from it. The rise of the “nouvelle theologie” in France (the big names are de Lubac, Bouillard, Daniélou, Congar, Chenu, Montecheuil, Dubarle, and even Teilhard de Chardin) is exemplary of the form taken by theological progress in the first half of the century: it was deeply rooted in a historical recovery of the grand tradition (especially Thomas and the Fathers, including the Eastern Fathers), open to revising ingrained Neo-Scholastic assumptions, and under constant scrutiny from a suspicious magisterium (in fact the name “new theology” was given to the movement by opponents charging it with innovation).

Avery Dulles once offered a list of ten basic teachings of Vatican II, which he considered to be “obvious to anyone seeking an unprejudiced interpretation of the council.” (The Reshaping of Catholicism, San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1988, 19-33).

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Editor’s note: A state of confusion still exists within the Catholic Church, which is reflected in the current, sad state of affairs, to be found at virtually every level of modern society.

It took the Coca-Cola Company less than a year to recover from the costly and embarrassing “New Coke” debacle, while the universal (Catholic) church of Jesus Christ is still struggling with the failed “roll out” of the Vatican II reforms and the associated “New Theology”… some fifty years after the fact.

Go figure!

The “Catholic Reformed Church”?


Catholics born in the 40’s and 50’s can well remember the confidence they once knew in a Church that, like Christ Himself, would be the same today, tomorrow and forever. The Mass was the rock, offered by priests who faced God in the tabernacle, exactly as priests had done for a thousand years and throughout the whole world; Mass was heard and seen and prayed exactly as every saint, martyr and pope had heard and seen and prayed it back to the days of the Apostles.

For Catholics—not just in the Middle Ages, but in living memory—the Holy Father was infallible, the Mass was in Latin, the priest was in the confessional, scapular enrollment was universal, rosaries were lifelines, nuns were in cloisters and classrooms, mothers were in the homes, families were made up of numerous children, Christ was in the tabernacle, and the Catholic Church was the shining city on the hill.

And then one day it all blew up—sabotaged not by a visible invading army but by forces from within who thought they knew better. The Mass of all time was thrown out and replaced by something utterly foreign to every Catholic who’d ever lived. The nuns threw off their habits and became agents for “social justice”. The priests rejected the sacrificial symbols of their holy office and became our buddies. Women invaded the sanctuaries while men abandoned the pews. The seminaries and churches became laboratories for pop theology and experimental psychology. Catholics had declared war on themselves.

If you wanted to pass out Holy Communion, reject Humanae Vitae, hold hands at the Our Father, shake hands at the kiss of peace, or belt out the latest ditty that’d replaced Sacred Music—you could stay on. But if you didn’t want all that, but preferred instead to continue to practice the Faith as you’d been taught in Catholic school and as your father and mother had always done, you had to make sure not to let the door hit you in the backside on your way out.

Some stayed and suffered like Magdalene beneath the Cross. Others went along with the madness. Most walked away, never to return. And today much of the remnant of the Catholic faithful is either white-haired and fading away or, bereft of any Catholic identity whatsoever, cheering on Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.

Young people from the best families may continue going to Mass for a few years, at least until they’re 16 or so. They may even show up for weekend retreats and overnights when the idea of getting out of the house on their own is still appealing. But soon enough all too many of them will join the rest of the “Catholic Christian” community today that quite simply is losing the Faith. If they’re unfortunate enough to attend a Catholic college or university, it’s a slam dunk!

According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life forty-five percent of Roman Catholics don’t even know that the consecrated bread and wine of Holy Communion is not just a symbol, but becomes the actual Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

Clearly, the fort has been betrayed.

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How Vatican II Changes Affected St. Christopher’s (official) Status (Feast Day July 25th)


St. Christopher is the Patron Saint of Transportation and Traveling, recognized by both Roman and Orthodox Catholics. Many popular depictions, including those on St. Christopher medals, show him carrying the Christ Child across a river.

His popularity has always been significant and many people, including non-Catholics, carry a St. Christopher medallion in the form of a keychains in the belief that he keeps travelers safe. However, many people believe that the Catholic Church no longer considers him a saint; this stems from a misunderstanding of two separate documents: the General Roman Calendar and the Roman Martyrology.

Vatican II and Changes to the Calendar of Saints

During the 1960s, the Catholic Church was undergoing several major reforms. One of these involved a review and revision to the Calendar of Saints, which ultimately resulted in the elimination of the feast days of several popular saints.

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Numerous people interpreted this to mean that these saints were essentially “unsainted.” This arises from a general misunderstanding of the how the Calendar of Saints functions. Rather than the definitive list of all official Roman Catholic saints, the calendar simply indicates designated feast days; not all saints have feast days, therefore, not all saints are on the calendar.

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