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Cardinal Burke – Latest & Greatest Victim of the Dreaded “Francis Effect”?

As the impeccable prefect of the supreme tribunal of the apostolic signatura, [Cardinal Burke] is on the verge of being demoted to the purely honorary role of “patron” of an order of knighthood. At the behest of Pope Francis by Sandro Magister   VATICAN CITY, September 17, 2014 – The “revolution” of Pope Francis in ecclesiastical governance...

A Great Darkness Surrounds Rome…

Below, an article by American writer Christopher Ferrara... Antonio Socci is one of the most prominent Catholic voices in Italy, a journalist, author, commentator, and public intellectual of the first rank. I had the privilege of translating from the Italian his ground-breaking work Fourth Secret of Fatima in which he recounts how had he set...

Catholics MUST Boycott SVP…

 - Catholic leaves estate to fund Catholic Charity - Charity uses money to fund Homosexual Meeting Spot - Bishop complains, to no avail Miss Maureen O'Connell, the late owner of "O'Connell's Pub" in Galway, Ireland, died in 1998. That is, she did not die 1000 years ago. No, she died in 1998. That means that if she had...

We Need Multiple New Masses – Jesuit…

The article below suggesting the setting up of Research & Development Centres to work at producing better Masses, which would then undergo  testing for "market" approval,  is really nothing more than the logical conclusion of creating a new Mass in the first place.  Why NOT keep working at it until we get the "product" that the people like? Click...

Christian Order: The Kasper Apostasy…

With the October Synod on the Family now looming on the horizon, a recent Christian Order editorial really says it all. Be warned though, the Editor, Rod Pead, does not mince his words. This is not recommended reading for the faint-hearted and certainly not for those who dabble in papolatry.  It's lengthy but you won't want to miss a word. ...

Ireland: Home-Educating Mother Jailed

Today, I  received an email from Dan Arnold, who was recently (Aug 23) elected Chair of Home Education Network (HEN), the oldest, biggest, and best-known home-ed representative group in Eire. He asks for our support in the case of a home-educating mother, a traditional Catholic, who has been imprisoned for what amounts to refusing...

The Useful Idiots Are Out In Force…

At a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated at Sclerder Abbey on 28 August, the Rt Rev Mark O’Toole, the Bishop of Plymouth, welcomed  the community of Chemin Neuf who have begun a foundation at the Abbey near Looe in Cornwall. Bishop Mark gave thanks for the life of prayer and service given by the Carmelite Community...

Tribute to Anthony Fraser RIP

Although I've had the privilege of meeting Tony Fraser, son of the famous Communist convert Hamish, I can't claim to have known him well on a personal level.  The following glowing tribute from The Remnant, therefore, serves our purpose well - to pay tribute to his work as editor of Apropos,  and to encourage bloggers...

The Mass is The Mass – Right?

Below is the article Why All Valid Masses Are Not Equal by Robert J. Siscoe, published on The Remnant website.  Some of the real jewels are to be found in the middle and at the end of the article, so don't read the first paragraph and think you've "got it".   Read the entire article  and, thereafter,...