Category Archives: POPE FRANCIS

THE LORD OF THE WORLD BY ROBERT HUGH BENSON

!!!! Several years ago when Pope Benedict XVI made a favorable mention of the book, Lord of the World, Robert Hugh Benson ( a Catholic convert who was later ordained a Catholic priest) I ordered the book and read it.  I … Continue reading

Posted in LORD AND CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, POPE BENEDICT XVI, POPE FRANCIS, RELATIVISM, SCHISM, THE ANTI-CHRIST, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE GREAT SOCIETY, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 1 Comment

WE ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE EYE, THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM GETS WORSE

!!!! THE 2014 SYNOD OF BISHOPS   Between One Synod and Another, the Battle Continues The most active are the cardinals, the bishops, the theologians who want to innovate in Church doctrine and practice on marriage and homosexuality. But in … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH, DENYING HOLY COMMUNION, DIVORCE AND 'REMARRIAGE', GAY 'MARRIAGE', HOMOSEXUALITY, LIBERALISM, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, POPE FRANCIS, RELATIVISM, SACRAMENTS, SAME-SEX 'MARRIAGE', SCHISM, SENSUS FIDELIUM, SYNOD OF BISHOPS, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE EUCHARIST, THE SACRAMENTS, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , , , ,

THE SENSUS FIDELIUM SAVED THE CHURCH IN THE FOURTH CENTURY AND IT CAN DO SO AGAIN IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

!!!! John Henry Newman 20” Could respect for the papacy mean resisting the Pope? By Phil Lawler  | Oct 25, 2014 CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG   A challenging column by Ross Douthat in the New York Times prompts me to clarify my thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, FAITH, GAY 'MARRIAGE', LIBERALISM, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, POPE FRANCIS, SENSUS FIDELIUM, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE SACRAMENTS, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , ,

EXCELLENT HOMILY PREACHED BY GORGE CARDINAL PELL ON 24 OCTOBER 14

!!!! Cardinal George Pell 1 Traditional Mass Ss. Trinità Church, Rome 10th Anniversary Iuventutem and Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage 24 October 2014 We Catholics have strange beliefs; our planet earth is like a grain of sand in an unbelievably vast universe … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, FAITH, POPE, POPE FRANCIS, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

DOES THE CHURCH REALLY NEED THE JESUITS? MAYBE IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO BE SUPPRESSED, AGAIN!

!!!!!   Second Marriages in Venice for “La Civiltà Cattolica” In support of the ideas of Cardinal Kasper, the magazine with the papal imprimatur dusts off a concession granted by the Council of Trent for Catholics in the Greek islands … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, CANON LAW, CANONICAL PENALTIES, CHURCH/STATE RELATIONS, ECUMENISM, JESUS CHRIST, JURISPRUDENCE, LIBERALISM, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, POPE FRANCIS, RELATIVISM, SAME-SEX 'MARRIAGE', THE CATHOLIC CHURCH | 1 Comment

WHERE OH WHERE WAS THE VOICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE CHICAGO APPOINTMENT?

!!!! Will Chicago get a red hat before Los Angeles? Congregation for Bishops not consulted, says Italian reporter THE LOS ANGELES TIMES October 1, 2014 The following comes from a Sept. 30 story by Sandro Magister on La Chiesa, part … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, POLITICAL LIFE IN AMERICA, POPE FRANCIS | 1 Comment

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY

!!!! Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla My work as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration involved many different groups of people.  One group was the large number of priests from Poland who were entering the United … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, CANON LAW, POPE, POPE FRANCIS, SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II, SANCTITY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 1 Comment

THE POPE SPEAKS, BUT WHAT DID HE REALLY SAY, ONLY GOD KNOWS!

!!!!   Francis Speaks, Scalfari Transcribes, Brandmüller Shreds As a Church historian, the German cardinal refutes the notion according to which clerical celibacy was an invention of the 10th century. No, he objects: its origin is with Jesus and the … Continue reading

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THERE ARE SOME COMMITMENTS, CHOICES AND ACTIONS WHICH EITHER FRACTURE OR COMPLETELY BREAK OUR COMMUNION WITH CHRIST

!!!! Pope Francis: Some “Catholics” are not really Catholics By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio – articles – email) | Jun 24, 2014 http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=1207 Free eBook: Defining Issues Considering the subject of my last In Depth Analysis (Speaking clearly about dangerously … Continue reading

Posted in ANTINOMIANISM, CANONICAL PENALTIES, EXCOMMUNICATION, MORAL RELATIVISM, POPE FRANCIS, SIN & RECONCILIATION, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , | 1 Comment

REGARDLESS OF THE TRUTH OF KASPER’S STATEMENT, PRIESTS AND DEACONS STILL HAVE THE GRAVE OBLIGATION OF MARRIAGE PREPARATION

!!!! Does Canon 1066 amount to a coin toss? by Dr. Edward Peters     THE CODE OF CANON LAW PASTORAL CARE AND THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE Can. 1063 Pastors of souls are obliged to ensure that their … Continue reading

Posted in CANON LAW, CANONICAL PENALTIES, DENYING HOLY COMMUNION, FAITH, FAMILY LIFE, Freedom of Conscience, LITURGY, MAN, MARRIAGE v COHABITATION, MORAL RELATIVISM, POPE FRANCIS, RELATIVISM, THE SACRAMENTS, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , , , , ,