Papacy

Scottish Catholic Observer: No Future For Traditional Mass – Good Riddance!

In a disgraceful attack on the traditional Latin Mass in a recent edition of the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO), Hugh Dougherty reveals himself to be about as Catholic as John Knox.   Martin Blackshaw, aka Catholic Truth blogger Athanasius, wasted no time in submitting a rebuttal, which has been rejected by the editor on spurious grounds.   Interestingly, the...

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: The Synod on the Family & The New Pharisees…

In fact the bishops who support Holy Communion for “divorced remarried” are the new Pharisees and Scribes because they neglect the commandment of God, contributing to the fact that out of the body and of the heart of the “divorced remarried” continue to “proceed adulteries” (Math 15: 19), because they want an exteriorly “clean”...

SSPX Response To Bishop’s Attack…

In a notification dated 14 October, Mgr. Marcello Semeraro, which administers the Suburbicarian Diocese of Albano, decided to declare that the Society of St. Pius X is not "an institution of the Catholic Church" and that the faithful do not have to attend to not "break communion with the Church." [Ed : Mgr Semeraro pictured]  A...

A Priest Answers Questions on Synod …

 I am still hearing from Catholics who should know better, who say things like "well, I suppose the Pope wants to leave all options open..." to excuse the scandal of the suggestions put forward, in the name of "mercy", at the recent synod.  I, think, therefore, that the answers which Fr. Marcel Guarnizo gives to 6 questions regarding...

On Resisting Pope Francis To His Face…

The article below is taken from the website of The American Conservative - click on photo of Pope Francis to read original.  Comments invited. Here’s a powerful column by Ross Douthat, in which he says Pope Francis is pushing the Catholic Church to a precipice.  Here’s the gist of his piece: But going beyond such a...

Catholics Must Reject Synod Document – Calling UK Bishops To Show Leadership

In pastoral terms, the document published today by the Synod of Bishops represents an earthquake, the “big one” that hit after months of smaller tremors. The relatio post disceptationem read aloud in the synod hall, while defending fundamental doctrine, calls for the church to build on positive values in unions that the church has always...

Bishop Fellay: Cardinal Kasper Quite Logical and Perfectly Consistent …

You were received by Cardinal Müller on September 23rd.  The communiqué from the Vatican Press Office repeats the language of the 2005 communiqué issued after your meeting with Benedict XVI, which already said that the parties would “proceed gradually and over a reasonable period of time… with a view to the envisioned full communion.” ...

Sacked Bishop: So Much For Pope Francis’ Talk About “Mercy”…

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Sep 26, 2014 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano has accepted in obedience Pope Francis’ decision to remove him from governance of the Ciudad del Este diocese, though he says the action resulted from a flawed apostolic visitation and that his country is in vital need of...

Vatican: Climate Change Is Man-Made (Ed: say that with a straight face…)

"We all bear responsibility to protect and value creation for the good of future generations.” The Vatican’s Secretary of State told the UN Climate Summit this week that climate change is man-made and man’s responsibility. In his address on Tuesday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the international community has a moral responsibility to address climate change. Referring to...