Sunday, September 15, 2019

Buda Liberated — 333 Years Ago Hungary’s Capital Was Freed From the Turk


Buda eliberata, thanksgiving on the occasion of the liberation of the Hungarian capital from Ottoman rule 333 years ago. In the background the equestrian statue of St. Stephen the First at the Fisherman's Bastion.

On 2 September 1686, 333 years ago, the Holy League was able to free the castle of Buda from the Turks.

Last week, on the day of the triumph, the Savior of Hungary, Blessed Pope Innocent XI, was born. At his monument in the castle district of the Hungarian capital, a wreath was laid down and in the Matthias Church, there, a Mass if thanksgiving was said. The monument to the Pope was built on the occasion of the 250th anniversary in gratitude for the liberation from the Turk on Andreas-Hess-Platz.
"Beyond military success, the reconquest of Buda has been an important milestone in the survival of our nation. Through this reminder, we want to emphasize that we, in the future, intend to continue to live our traditions and values ​​and to protect them at all times. This is our shared responsibility. "
These words were spoken by Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky, deputy mayor of Budapest. In her speech she also referred to Bl. Innocent XI, who, in addition to the renewal of religious life of the Church, regarded the expulsion of the Muslim conquerors from Europe as his main task. For this purpose he used all his diplomatic powers and all his moral authority and organized a Europe-wide crusade.

Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky in front of the monument of Pope Innocent XI.


Budapest Sr. Mayor in front of the Monument to Pope Innocent XI.

By the termination of the one and a half centuries of occupation, he earned himself immense merit. That's why he rightly deserves the title of "Savior of Hungary," as the Senior Mayor emphasized.

In his solemn speech, Mátyás Kéthelyi, President of the Actio Christiana and organizer of the memorial service, spoke of the importance of faith and mission as well as strength and unity. As he said, the liberators of Buda could give an example to today's Christians in these matters.

For if they had not had deep faith and consequent missionary awareness and had not overcome the division that sundered Europe at that time, they would not have been able to drive out the pagans who would still be in Budapest today.

At that time, Christians did not talk about dialogue. They knew that one could not oppose the heathen from the comfortable armchair, Kéthelyi added. He emphasized that at that time it was not simply a

Hungarian-Turkish war. It was a religious war, a fight against Islam. Therefore, beyond the triumphant victory over the conquerors, we must first of all be grateful to God and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who have helped the Christian armies to victory, according to the President of Actio Christiana.





Mátyás Kéthelyi, the President  of Actio Christiana, at his commemorative speech



After the wreath-laying  a Pontifical High Mass of thanksgiving was sung in the traditional Rite, which followed in the spirit of that time and the model after the victory a procession of thanks for the Church.

Who is the Actio Christiana?

Actio Christiana is a Christian NGO whose goal is the revival and spread of Hungarian and Central European religious and Christian traditions and folk traditions.

These include on Palm Sunday, the revival a re-enactment of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey; the beer blessing on Florianitag in May; the memorial service described here in September in the castle district of Buda; the Gift of St. Martin parade with lanterns in November and the St. Nicholas parade in December, mainly in the city center of Budapest.

These traditions were not allowed during Communist rule for more than 40 years. Their revival is, therefore, possible only step by step.


Painting by Gyula of Benczur: "Reclaiming Buda" (1896)

The importance of reconquest

Hungary was in constant conflict with the expanding Ottoman Empire since the second half of the 14th century. In 1354, the Ottomans occupied the first bridgehead on European soil. From then on,
Christian Europe, which they tried to conquer and subjugate, pressed against it.



Matthias Church with the miraculously recovered Virgin Mary statue

Matthias Church with the then miraculously found statue of Mary with baby Jesus


However, in 1526, at the Battle of Mohács, the medieval kingdom of Hungary collapsed under the overwhelming weight of the Ottoman army. The Turks invaded the capital Buda in the same year, but left the city again. The center of the country came only in 1541, completely under Turkish rule, under which it would remain for the next 145 years.

The one and a half centuries of occupation by the Ottomans tore Hungary to pieces. The ongoing wars devastated the greater part of the country. The Muslim conquerors chained hundreds of thousands of Christians and enslaved them. Hundreds of thousands more died in a heroic death in battle or fell victim to the enemy's arson.

This depleted Hungary would not have been able to free itself from the shackles of the Ottoman Empire by itself. A European union was necessary.

Holy Mass in thanksgiving for liberation from the Turk 333 years ago

Pontifical High Mass in thanksgiving for the liberation 333 years ago



Blessed Pope Innocent XI. It was a great effort to bring about this union in a Europe that had been
tormented and divided decades before by religious wars.


The strong belief of our ancestors and their resulting courageous attitude finally led to the victory of the Christian armies on 2 September 1686 at Buda. This triumph made it possible for Hungary, in the following ten years, to be completely liberated and become the protective bastion of Christendom.

Procession on 2 September 2019

Mattiaskirche: procession on 2 September 2019

As Blessed Innocent XI. received the news of the victory, he ordained the day of liberation in the Universal Church as the memorial day of St. King Stephen.

The pastor of the Christian armies, Blessed Marco d'Aviano, a Capuchin, celebrated Holy Mass on the day of victory that was followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and the "Gunpowder Madonna" found under the rubble.

Since then, it is a tradition in Buda to celebrate the liberation from Mohamedan rule.

Image: Actio Christiana / Benedek Sás / Wikicommons / matyas-templom.hu (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com


Friday, September 13, 2019

Cardinal Ouellette Criticizes German Bishops’ Push for Laicisation

Plans to include laypersons in a reform process have sparked anger in the Vatican. The Catholic Church in Germany is now on a head-on collision course with Rome.
The German Bishops' Conference received a stern warning from the Vatican over planned reform consultations, it was revealed on Friday.
The letter from Rome criticised the German Church's "synodal path," which is due to begin in December. The initiative is meant to deal with topics such as celibacy, sexual morality, abuse of power and the role of women in the church, as well as coming to terms with abuse cases. 
The Vatican's assessment, written by Cardinal Marc Oullet, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, was also especially critical of the fact that the Conference had included the Central Committee for German Catholics (ZdK) in the process. [We Are Church people in Germany. The usual over educated liberals and academic elites who are gradually graying into incoherence.] 
This means that laypersons will have a voice alongside the clergy. [No, it just means that professional Catholics will impose a progressive narrative that most Catholics in the pew don’t care about.]
https://www.dw.com/en/vatican-rebuffs-german-bishops-over-reform-proposals/a-50423772
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ukrainian Grand Archbishop Says Married Clergy Won’t Solve Priest Shortage

ROME - Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has urged those considering allowing priests in the Latin rite to marry in order to help solve a crippling shortage, to proceed with caution, saying marriage has not curbed shortages in his own rite.
With five blooming seminaries in Ukraine alone, “thanks be to God we do not lack vocations,” Shevchuk said, but noted that despite the fact that priests in his church - the largest of the 23 sui iuris eastern churches in full communion with Rome - have the ability to marry, the high numbers don’t appear for Greek Catholics in other countries.
“The same church with the same way of living the priestly vocation in other countries around the world does not enjoy this quantity of vocations,” he said, noting that numbers in the United States and Canada, among others, are few.
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Orthodox Bishop Isolated for Condemning Unnatural Acts Between Married People

Edit: after condemning unnatural acts between married couples, an Orthodox Bishop not only finds himself the odd man out among Cyprus’ episcopate, but he has narrowly avoided being charged with hate speech against aberrosexuals. Aberrosexuality was still punishable in Cyprus until 1998, but they decided that membership in the satanic European Union was more important than having a Godly society.  It’s amusing to see one of his brother bishops echoing Patriarch Bartolomeos by saying he has “no business in a married couple’s bedroom”. Well, Bishop, what goes on in + Neophytos’ diocese is none of your business, but I digress. This Bishop has remained firm in his position and was ready to face jail in the increasingly evil island Republic that has been home for the Orthodox Christians for two thousand years.

Cyrpus’ Attorney General has decided that no hate crime exists and will not prosecute the bishop, but evil voices persist that would like to silence anyone, be he bishop or layman, who would dare to condemn the evils of Sodom.


Police in Cyprus have opened an investigation into homophobic remarks made by a controversial bishop.
[Guardian] At the request of the island’s attorney general, investigators will examine whether the Greek Cypriot Orthodox prelate, known popularly by his first name, Neophytos, violated hate speech laws after he claimed that homosexuality could be passed on when pregnant women had anal sex.

“It is, they say, a problem that is usually transferred to the child from the parents,” the bishop of Morphou said in one of a series of talks billed as “spiritual meetings of dialogue”. “And, they say, it happens … when the parents [indulge] in erotic acts that are unnatural.”
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Timely Reflections on "Humanae Vitae"


By David Martin

While the canonization of Pope Paul VI has been used as a political tool to try to "canonize" the Vatican II revolution, it stands that Pope Paul nonetheless demonstrated an unusual degree of personal sanctity in the works that he himself produced.

A good example of this is his encyclical on the regulation of human birth, Humanae Vitae, which is the most authoritative statement ever issued on human life. With the pope having been raised to the altars of Holy Mother the Church, it is appropriate to reflect on this superlative encyclical, since it gives us a closer look at the "heroic virtues" that Pope Benedict XVI cited as the grounds for his canonization.

Prophet of our Time

Pope Paul VI was a prophet of our time for the way he stood up before the world and declared that artificial contraception is a sin that ruins our relationship with God and with one another. He made it clear in Humanae Vitae that contraception is forbidden and will never be accepted by the Church under any circumstances. His encyclical letter was a historic milestone that laid the foundation for the international pro-life movement of these latter times.
                                      
Consequently, it triggered hostile repercussions throughout the world, both within and without the Church. It brought upon him all the spittle and hatred of feminists who were addicted to their shameful promiscuity, as well as the scorn of modern day “high priests” who were more committed to pacifying the shame of Eve than the injured heart of Christ.

Even so, Pope Paul remained unmoved by the backlash he received from the modern world, because he expected it. He knew what he was getting into when he issued the encyclical, which gave all the more merit to his action. He saw the scourge of divine justice coming upon humanity for its many crimes against life, and was therefore attempting to set bulwarks into place to hold back the rising tide of evil that was beginning to wash mankind out to Death Sea. Like the prophets of old he stood up on behalf of God and sounded a warning to the earth, stating that if God and his rule of law continued to be slighted there would follow divine repercussions in the very near future.

His prophecy was four-fold, and is unfolding in our time. Paul VI said that if society accepted contraception as a way of life, several consequences would inevitably result. First, it would lead to "conjugal infidelity and a general lowering of morality." This certainly has come to pass. The marital union that was created for bringing children into the world has been reduced to a farce in many homes, with decadent behavior and even sodomy being condoned. The Divine Founder of the marital institution has been blocked from couples’ lives, thus giving reign to the devil. The Sacrament of Marriage that was instituted for our sanctification has, for many couples, become an occasion of sin.

What the Archangel Raphael said in Scripture directly applies to those who practice artificial birth control: "I will show thee who they are, over whom the devil can prevail. For they who in such manner receive matrimony, as to shut out God from themselves, and from their mind, and to give themselves to their lust, as the horse and mule, which hath not understanding, over them the devil hath power." (Tobias 6:17)

It is this very spirit of fornication that artificial birth control has fostered, as predicted by Pope Paul, so that fornication (pre-marital and extra-marital) has skyrocketed in our time. Sadly, the sins of the parents have been visited upon the children who think nothing of feasting their eyes on MTV and Internet porn. Being inflamed therewith, they're driven to go out and fornicate with the aid of rock-music and drugs, so that the ubiquitous fire of sin burns out of control throughout society. The pope said the pill would ignite this infernal fire, whereby there would ensue this "general lowering of morality." This indeed has come to pass.

Secondly, Paul VI said that contraception would lead men to cease from respecting the honor of women, thus leading them to treat women as "mere instruments of selfish enjoyment." Clearly, his prophecy has been fulfilled many times over by pornography alone, which is the most lucrative business in the modern world today. The entire industry is singularly dedicated to the abuse of women.

Thirdly, the Holy Father said that the widespread acceptance of contraception by couples would lead to a massive imposition of contraception by godless governments, which was bellicose during the Obama Administration, though Trump, thankfully, is in the process of reversing this. Even so, the deadly poison of contraception has taken its toll. Pregnancy is now treated like a disease that needs to be cured, so that under the whip of global elite-masters the agents of death are working incessantly to break into every facet of life with their intrusive antilife agenda.

Finally, the pope said that artificial contraception would lead man to feel that he can rule as a little god and exercise a limitless "domination over his own body and its functions." This hubris is perfectly expressed in such modern bio-tech horrors as invitro-fertilization, cloning, the creation of hybrid organisms, embryonic stem cell research, and the like.

The pill is largely to blame for these terrible evils in our modern world. It is a prolific seed that has helped society grow into the godless jungle it has become. It is a deadly poison that has helped to spawn this Apocalyptic culture of death, which is threatening the very existence of mankind.

“The Pill” Designed to Weaken Women

For the pill was a key part of the devil’s strategy to start weakening the will of women by defiling their conscience and fostering contempt for life, thus paving the way for abortion, through which Satan would be strengthened and glorified on earth. For abortion is the negative current that charges the devil’s battery and gives him power over man. It is a sacrifice to the devil that gives him the needed strength to bring about the fall of nations, thus facilitating his plan for the enslavement of mankind under a communistic one-world government. Pope Paul saw this coming, so as a good prophet he spoke the truth for God, that we "may have life, and may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

This truth issuing forth from the Chair of Peter must be adopted and echoed throughout the churches of the world, especially by the clergy. If today's bishops and priests have any interest in renewing their faith, they must read "Humanae Vitae" so that they will have the zeal to warn people of contraception's destruction of the integrity of the marital actas unitive and procreative—and how it is a degrading venom that withers life and love both in marriage and in society.

In 2008, Fr. George Welzbacher, Professor at St. Thomas University, stated publicly: "The fruits of the contraceptive revolution point persuasively to the conclusion that Pope Paul VI was right and the world was wrong when he warned in Humanae Vitae that evil is evil and will bring forth evil, which 40 years later has come to pass." Amen to that! "By their fruits you shall know them." (Matthew 7:20)

Padre Pio’s Tribute to Paul VI

None less than the saintly Padre Pio paid tribute to Pope Paul VI in a letter to His Holiness, dated September 12, 1968. Therein he pledged his unwavering allegiance to the pope in the face of demonic persecutions he was receiving because of Humanae Vitae. The late stigmatist said:

"I know that your heart is suffering much these days on account of the happenings in the Church, for peace in the world, for the great needs of its peoples; but above all, for the lack of obedience of some, even Catholics, to the high teaching that you, assisted by the Holy Spirit and in the name of God, are giving us.... I thank you for your clear and decisive words that you especially pronounced in the last encyclical "Humanae Vitae"; and I reaffirm my faith, my unconditional obedience to your illuminated directions."

In his letter, St. Padre Pio addressed Paul VI as "The Supreme Teacher of all Christianity," acknowledging that he was speaking ex-cathedra in declaring the essential point of Humanae Vitae. It behooves us to focus on Article 14 where he states:

The direct interruption of the generative process already begun and, above all, all direct abortion, even for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutely excluded as lawful means of regulating the number of children. Equally to be condemned, as the Magisterium of the Church has affirmed on many occasions, is direct sterilization, whether of the man or of the woman, whether permanent or temporary.

Similarly excluded is any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation.

Hence women who take birth control pills sin grievously, and as such, cannot be admitted to Holy Communion. The same applies to husbands who consent to the pill or who use condoms. As with divorced and civilly remarried couples, contraceptive couples place themselves outside the Church, making it morally wrong for them to enter the Church unless their intention is to go to confession and reform.

As a wholesome recourse for travailing couples that are not able to birth children at a given time, the pope benevolently recommends that they adopt the natural rhythm method of regulating birth. There are those who criticize this recommendation, arguing that it encourages couples to deliberately duck-and-hide from God so that the marital act is habitually used for non-procreative purposes.

However, this is not the pope’s design, and he makes this very clear. The point of Humanae Vitae is to say that God must be allowed to work procreatively through a couples' marriage so that God is the very heart and center of their union.

The rhythm method is only prescribed for couples who cannot make ends meet at a given moment, or who for reasons of health or scandal decide they must defer the birthing of children to a later date. They are given this option to preserve their union with God and with each other. The pope is pointing out that this is an acceptable path they can take for the preservation of their marital bond, provided it is temporary and not motivated by a desire to not have children.

Not Truly Pro-life

On that note, we might point out that couples who practice this ‘natural family planning’ as a regular means of avoiding pregnancy are essentially no different than those who use the pill, since the intention is the same. It is only when the rhythm method is temporary and goes against their truest desire to have children that it is acceptable.

The bottom line is that artificial contraception is forbidden in the Christian life, which means that couples may never resort to the use of birth control pills, preventative or abortive, or to sterilization, or to surgical abortions. Such methods of regulating birth only ruin their relationship with God and plague their marriage with guilt, leading to discord and divorce, and contribution to the growing culture of death on earth. Birth control feeds the infernal monster and gives him power over man, whereas the birthing and raising children is the victorious path that delivers us from Satan’s power, this being especially applicable to the woman. St. Paul spells it out in clear, unambiguous terms:

"She shall be saved through child bearing; if she continue in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety." (1 Timothy 2: 15)

If even a sector of today's contraceptive women heeded Pope Paul's directive to renounce artificial birth control of every kind, it no doubt would stay the hand of divine execution that is poised to strike the world for its many executions against life. Faithful Catholics are encouraged to read Pope Paul VI's encyclical on human life and to ponder his words well, for his prophecy is unfolding in our time.



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Evil Francis Predator Ex-Prelate Speaks Out From Monastic Enclosure

Edit: now, like other predators, he’s speaking out on his own behalf with an air of angelic innocence. He says Grein’s story that he abused him in Confession never happened, and we’re inclined to agree.

We've always questioned Grein’s story. We weren’t the only ones, either. Grein came out later to insist that Bernadin had abused him too. It was all getting a little much. The first thought which came to mind was that Grein wanted his story to throw doubt on those told by other victims, and that at least, is what McCarrick, is trying to do.





Edit: why couldn’t they have shot a picture of him outside of cardinal’s robes. He’s not a Cardinal any more.

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Australian Bishops’ Conference Endorse More Government Control of Internet to Stem “fake news”

Edit: I guess that means Catholic blogs are going to be shut down.

By Robin Gomes
Australia’s Catholic bishops on Tuesday launched a major statement on digital communications, calling on all levels of society to overcome the hatred, division and exploitation that occurs online.  The statement was released in view of Australia’s Catholic Church’s Social Justice Sunday that will be observed on 29 September. 
Entitled, “Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world”, the Social Justice Statement was launched in Sydney by Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, chairman of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice – Mission and Service. 

Defending human dignity online


In the document, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) says that governments, businesses and the broader community need to be more proactive in defending the dignity of people. It says everyone must work together to make the digital world a place of genuine human encounter. [Catholic clergy who preach on-line against sexual immorality?]

This promoter of globalism goes on to say:

The Australian bishops point out that it is becoming increasingly clear that digital platforms require wise governance and that international cooperation is required to achieve this. “The common good requires intervention, rather than leaving digital platforms to govern themselves.”

They also promote some kind of Net Neutrality:

As more and more essential services, such as banking, move online, the bishops say, “digital inclusion becomes mandatory for basic participation in society” and “our neighbours are not left by the side of the digital highway.” 


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Monday, September 2, 2019

Catholic Pastor Bans Harry Potter in His School

[CBS News] A Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee has banned the "Harry Potter" series because a reverend at the school claims the books include both good and evil magic, as well as spells, which, if read by a human can conjure "evil spirits," according to the Tennessean.
The publication obtained an email from Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at Saint Edwards Catholic School parish, which was sent to parents. "These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception," Rev. Reehil said of the seven-part "Harry Potter" book series. 
"The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text," the email continues.
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Exorcists: “The Church Has Warned Against Men Like the Jesuit General, Sosa”

St. Augustine and the Devil (depiction by Michael Pacher, 2nd half of the 15th century)

The International Association of Exorcists (AIE) commented on the recent remarks by the Jesuit general Arturo Sosa Abascal and corrected the "black pope".

On the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Communion and Liberation Union (CL) in Rimini, General Sosa claimed in an interview with the weekly magazine Tempi that the devil does not exist in person or in reality. He was only a "symbolic reality", said the Superior General of the Jesuit Order.

The Exorcist Association is a legal entity based in the Vatican. Already on August 22, the exorcists responded with a detailed response to Sosa Abascal's remarks and affirmed that the devil is a person and exists in reality.

The "Black Pope" attended the CL meeting for an event on "Learning to See the World through the Pope Francis's Eyes".

The statements of the Jesuit general is described by the exorcists as "seriously disorienting". It is not the first time that Sosa Abascal speaks about the devil in this sense. The exorcists answer with "clarifications in the light of the Magisterium" along with the pointed addition "even of the present Pope."

They leave no doubt that Sosa Abascal's statements are "outside the ordinary as well as the solemn, extraordinary magisterium."

It says in the opinion of the AIE:

"The real existence of the devil, as a personal subject who thinks and acts and who has chosen to rebellion against God, is a truth of faith that is part of the Christian doctrine from the beginning. This truth is corroborated by a document of the Congregation of the Faith published in the Osservatore Romano on June 26, 1975. "

The exorcists also refer to the catechesis of Pope Paul VI. November 15, 1972, when he said that "the devil in us and in our world acts as a dark agent and enemy."

Paul VI. continues:
"Evil is not just a deficit, but a living, perverted and perverted spirit. A terrible reality. "
The multiple mention of Pope Francis by the exorcists wants to emphasize the untenability of the position of the Jesuit general, especially because Pope Francis himself is a Jesuit. Sosa Abascal had appeared in Rimini after all as an interpreter of papal thought and action.

According to the exorcists, the doctrine of the Church is that the devil is also a creature created by God, but then, out of free will, rebelled against God and since then has opposed God radically and diametrically. Therefore, the devil is not an absolutely independent principle or even just a symbol of evil. The Scriptures provide sufficient clues that clearly show the doctrine of the Church.

The multiple mention of Pope Francis by the exorcists wants to emphasize the untenability of the position of the Jesuit general, especially because Pope Francis himself is a Jesuit. Sosa Abascal had appeared in Rimini after all as an interpreter of papal thought and action.

"The Church, founded on the Scriptures and the Apostolic Tradition, officially teaches that the devil is a creature and a personal being and warns of those who, like Father Sosa, consider him merely a symbol."

For their comments, the exorcists published numerous pertinent biblical passages and a list of important documents and writings on the existence of the devil and about him.

The Exorcist Association was founded by the long-standing principal exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, P. Gabriele Amorth.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred velron99@hotmail.com

Meanwhile, World Religion is a big deal.
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Credibly Accused Aberrosexual Predator Suing Stephen Brady



FRESNO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The president of the Catholic watchdog organization Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF) is standing up to a defamation lawsuit filed by an accused priest of the diocese of Fresno, California.
Stephen Brady, founder and president of RCF, has hired attorney Paul Jonna, who is from the same firm that successfully represented David Daleiden. Daleiden's group, Center for Medical Progress, was sued by Planned Parenthood for exposing the abortion giant's trafficking in body parts from aborted babies.
Brady told Church Militant he was connected with Jonna owing to the efforts of the Thomas More Society, a non-profit firm dedicated "to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty."



Pope’s Pregnant Private Secretary Found Dead

Edit: police are investigating, and the woman’s estranged husband is the suspect.

[The Mirror] The Pope's pregnant receptionist has been found dead in her apartment on the outskirts of the city.
Miriam Wuolou, a 34-year-old of Eritrean origin, was seven-months pregnant when her body was discovered.
She had worked at Pope Francis' home and a priests' guesthouse called Santa Marta for years.
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Friday, August 23, 2019

Knights of Columbus Face Charges of Fraud



The Knights of Columbus is being accused of inflating its numbers to appear more profitable to insurance companies — and some of its members say they’re paying the price.

Posted on August 23, 2019, at 2:19 p.m. ET

Greg McAtee first joined the Knights of Columbus 16 years ago, when he was 55.
He was joining a formidable club, the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world with alumni like Babe Ruth and John F. Kennedy, and it continues to have powerful political allies in 2019. He was also, though he didn't realize it at the time, becoming a pawn in an alleged scheme to inflate membership numbers for a multibillion-dollar life insurance company.
But to him, the Knights were mostly just a group of nice men from his parish in Mobile, Alabama, who wore matching shirts with shield insignias. They raised money for charity, had Christmas parties for good causes, and fried fish for its friends and family in the local community center.
Today, however, McAtee is a witness for the plaintiffs in a massive new lawsuitthat could shake one of America’s most powerful socially conservative groups to its core. The case is accusing the Knights of Columbus of “racketeering, fraud, deception, theft, and broken promises,” a complaint in the US District Court for Colorado, which will begin hearing the case Monday, reads.
Edit: the Schadenfreude is strong!
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