Saturday, July 14, 2018

Cardinal Ranjith Supports Death Penalty

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith welcomes the planned reintroduction of the death penalty for drug traffickers in Sri Lanka, according to a report by UCANEWS

Edit: sometimes I support rational conservative positions on both key pro-life issues, which just goes to show that your political orientation means something. 

Sometimes it seems that you have to go to the margins, like Siberia, to find actual Catholic clergy.

New Dehli ( Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith welcomes the planned reintroduction of the death penalty for drug traffickers in Sri Lanka, according to a report on UCANEWS. The cardinal wants to support the new policy of President Maithripala Sirisena. He wants to have drug traffickers executed, who continue to carry out drug trafficking and other offenses in prison. The introduction of the death penalty in Sri Lanka was already decided in 2004 and has been directed against drug traffickers, murderers and rapists. So far, this punishment has not been carried out, but this is about to change.

Trans: Tancred

Friday, July 13, 2018

Demonic Peter Strzok Matriculated from Modernist Monastery School

Here’s the evil Abbey Church where Peter Strzok went to “Mass”

Edit: I just wanted to take a moment to talk about Peter Strzok who graduated from a College Preparatory School run by evil Benedictine monks in Collegeville, Minnesota. Saint John’s Abbey is known for a lot of things: aberrosexual predators chief among them, but also fostering a spirit of dissent from Church teaching, ugly Bauhaus architecture, bad liturgy and rank leftism.  It is the home of the Pray, Tell blog and Father Ruff whose orientation is almost never on God.

We looked at Strzok’s Facebook page when this started and noticed with great interest that he neglected to list Saint John’s as his High School, the place he actually graduated from in 1987.  He was a very nice, highly intelligent, awkward and serious student with some quirks. 

We had forgotten what he looked like, but it all came back during the Senate hearing. What a disingenuous, sneering adolescent. He really looks like he was possessed by demons, and after four years at a place haunted by the world’s largest concentration of unpunished sexual predators, and four years at Jesuit Georgetown, is it any wonder that he turned out to be an arrogant, snotty leftist shill that we’ve all known at one time or another in Church life?

A soldier’s son ladies and gentlemen. We hope he mends his ways.


Outrage in Grand Canaries at Pastor’s Endorsement of Aberrosexual Transvestism

(Madrid) How homosexuality is made a topic fit for polite, everyday conversation shows a flood of events. One is reported by Gran Canaria, "the gayest island", as advertised in relevant circles.

Aberrosexualization Drag Queens Gran Canaria
Group photo: Drag Queens with pastor (in yellow) on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is part of the Spanish-owned Canary Islands, located off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean.

Don Fernando Baez, the pastor of La Breña in Telde, left his parsonage cloakroom to a few drag queens to dress up for a gala that took place on the occasion of the festivities in honor of St. Joseph and Our Lady of the Pino. One thing fits in with another, though some always seek reassurance. The facts of an overall trend speak a different language and result from the many, "excused" steps.

According to local press reports, local bishop Francisco Cases, ordinary of the diocese of the Canary Islands, has no intention of demanding an explanation from Pastor Baez for this behavior, despite numerous protests and submissions by believers.

Pastor Baez had himself photographed with Drag Queens during the gala.

Gran Canaria was hit in the headlines recently because an Italian priest disappeared overnight from his parish last night to "marry" his aberrosexual friend on the Spanish island.

Text: Klaus Vrede
Image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Croatian Football Coach Prays Rosary During Game!

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is the discovery of the World Cup. Every day, the devout Catholic prays the Rosary, even during the game

Edit: what a Neo-Pelagian!

Croatia ( The Croatian football team reached the World Cup final on Wednesday night with a win against England for the first time. The master of the success is obviously the new Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic, who has coached the team since last October and is now considered the coaching discovery of the World Cup. What few outside Croatia know. Dalic is a devout Catholic who prays the rosary every day. Even during a game he has this always with him and leaves him hardly out of hand.

For his success, he also refers to his beliefs. "Everything I've achieved in my life and in my career, I owe my faith, I'm very grateful to the Lord," he tells Croatian radio stations. "If a man loses hope, then he must rely on the merciful God and our faith."

Trans: Tancred

Former Vatican Bank IOR Under Benedict Warns Against “One World Order”

The population policy of the last decades pursues the goal of causing worldwide crises. These are the prerequisite for the introduction of a globalist, New World Order,” said Ettore Gotti Tedeschi.

Rome ( Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the former head of the Vatican Bank IOR, sees the plan of a “globalist elite” behind the "demographic collapse" of the West. This will deliberately cause crises and then introduce a "New World Order,”  said the Italian banker at a conference in the Vatican.

The representatives of this agenda have now extended their influence to the highest levels of the Vatican, said Gotti Tedeschi and referred to the recurring themes of poverty, migration and environmental degradation, to which Pope Francis appeals again and again.

The population control measures of recent decades have the goal of triggering a series of economic, geopolitical and social catastrophes. In these crises, people would accept a global "political vision" that would eliminate the sovereignty of nation-states and introduce "gnostic environmental protection" as a universal religion.

As a representative of these concerns, Gotti Tedeschi called out the biologist and demographer Paul Ehrlich, the economists Jeffrey Sachs and the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

It was "unthinkable" that the decision makers in the US and around the world did not know the consequences of population policy, maintains Tedeschi.

Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Will Pope Send a Commissar to Italian Gay Marriage Diocese?

Homosexual marriage: Embrace in front of the camera between Bishop Zenti and ex-Pastor Costalunga.

(Rome) "I love God and my husband". With these words, Don Giuliano Costalunga justified leaving his parish Selva di Progno in the diocese of Verona in order to run away with his lover to Spain and there to enter into a "gay marriage" with him.

From Spain, the gay couple came up with this speech in a bizarre video:

"After ten years my dream finally came true. I've married Paolo, my friend and my love forever. "

Selva di Progno and the parish church which Costalunga abandoned after eleven years

Don Giuliano Costalunga was until his flight, pastor of a small, parish of a thousand souls on "Tautschan Perg" (German mountain), as the inhabitants of the Lessinian Alps were earlier called. In the Middle Ages, Germans had cleared here and built the small peasants' republic of the Thirteen Communities, which lasted until 1796. German has not been spoken in a long time in this quiet area, where you can look far into the Po Valley. Now there is some excitement.

The pastor of the village was blown to Gran Canaria at the end of April.

He had brought his "love" to the mountain village and where he was employed as a "parish worker". The two had met during "the first years of my priesthood" and lived together in the rectory. After ten years of secrecy, they could not stand it anymore.

On the "gayest island" in the world, as gay organizations advertise Gran Canaria, the two were "trussed.” In Selva di Progno, where he arrived in 2007, he was controversial because of his "modern" methods. No one suspected that he belonged to the "gay community".

For years he had wanted to unite his lived homosexuality and the priesthood. But now he wants to ask the diocesan ordinary for his release from the priesthood.

Bishop Giuseppe Zenti of Verona confirmed the "gay marriage" of his former pastor. He described the case as "very sad for our Church" in a first reaction.

And he revealed even more:

"One of my predecessors wanted to prevent his ordination to the priest. I suspect he knew it was not the best decision for this man to become a priest. "

When the then bishop of Verona did not want to consecrate him in 1998, Costalunga simply changed places. In another diocese (Rieti), 500 kilometers away, priests were needed, and so he too was ordained.

"His personal situation is very sad and difficult to solve. If he does not ask for his laicisation, I will do it on my own initiative," said Bishop Zemi.

Costalunga has been a priest for 20 years, wears piercing and is tattooed. "Veritas nos liberabit" (The truth makes us free), he tattooed this verse of the Gospel of John.

In a bizarre wedding video he explains:

"I have lived a special experience. Paolo saved me. He made me a better person. He is an angel who changed my life ".

Greetings from Gran Ganaria: the burned pastor with his "husband"

The mothers led the two men to the wedding. There were still some friends present. And of course, everyone has vigorously applauded the "gay marriage", as one believes today, they have to do. The whole thing to the music of an Italian hits from the 50s.

Meanwhile, there was an encounter between Costalunga and his bishop Zenti. Under the spotlight of the media, the bishop suddenly took a more reserved tone. Everything was under obvious public pressure. Whether this is the right setting for such an encounter may be doubted.

Bishop and ex-pastor embraced each other in a media-friendly manner, and Bishop Zenti hurried to say, "I have no right to judge." Pope Francis sends his regards.

It was no longer a matter of ex officio measures:

"I still regard you as my priest. Until you ask for dispensation, you will be a priest. "
After all, the bishop emphasized:

"For me, there is only marriage between a man and a woman".
But even this statement was unfortunate. It gave the impression that it was a private opinion of the bishop.

There was no question of the many unanswered questions about Costalunga's personal incoherence. And many more questions:

- In the diocese of Rieti, nobody asked why Costalunga was denied ordination in Verona?

- Did not anyone ask questions in the diocese of Verona when Costalunga suddenly wanted to return to his home bishopric as a consecrated priest?

- Was anyone in the diocese of Verona interested in referring to an unusual "resident" in the rectory?

- Who violated his duty to supervise?

- Will Pope Francis now also send a Commisar to Verona, as he did in Ciudad del Este and in Albenga?

The fact is, the gay scene rejoices over the "gay marriage" of a priest, while the case for the church is very sad.

Rather than blaming the Internet for publicizing the matter, Bishop Zenti might have called on the faithful to pray for the priest and for himself.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Corriere di Verona / Wikicommons (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Papal Envoy: Parts of Medjugorje is Controlled by Mob

(Sarajevo) Medjugorje is already rich a very rich story with many chapters. Now the Papal Special Envoy, Archbishop Henryk Hoser has added a new one. He has complained that the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia, is involved in the Herzegovinian village.

The emeritus Bishop of Warsaw, through his second mandate as Papal Special Envoy, is in fact the ultimate supporter of the parish of Medjugorje led by the Franciscan Order. Medjugorje is located in the Catholic-Croatian part of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary is to have appeared to six children (now adults). A Church recognition of the phenomenon is pending so far.

According to Hosers, Medjugorje is the third largest place of pilgrimage in Europe, according to the number of pilgrims. Now the Papal emmisary has struck a new, unusual alarm. Medjugorje is in the sights of the Camorra and is already partially controlled by her.

The Neapolitan "mafia" enjoys a particularly bad reputation, even within organized crime in Italy.

Medjugorje is a place where a hard fight between good and evil takes place, says Hoser. This can be seen from the fact that thousands of young people go to confession here and seek penance and contrition for their sins. At the same time, the great stream of pilgrims also means a substantial flow of money, and it had caught the attention of the Camorra.

Archbishop Hoser said this in a sermon as part of a celebration at Warsaw's Chopin airport, before he again rushed to Medjugorje. The statements were reported by the Polish weekly newspaper Niedziela.

According to the archbishop, some "travel agencies and hotels" would be "controlled" by the dangerous crime syndicate.

On May 31, Hoser was commissioned a second time by Pope Francis as Pontifical Special Envoy with Medjugorje. In fact, the Vatican took over the final responsibility for the parish, which officially belongs to the diocese of Mostar. The bishops of Mostar, the incumbent and his predecessor, are among the decisive opponents of phenomenal phenomena.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred

SSPX Elects New Superior

On July 11, 2018, Father Davide Pagliarani was elected Superior General, for a mandate of 12 years, by the 4th General Chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X.

The new Superior General is 47 years old and is of Italian nationality. He received the sacrament of Holy Orders from the hands of Bishop Bernard Fellay in 1996. He exercised his apostolate in Rimini (Italy), then in Singapore, before being appointed Superior of the District of Italy. Since 2012, he was Rector of Our Lady Co-Redemptrix Seminary of La Reja (Argentina).

After accepting his office, the elected pronounced the Profession of Faith and took the Anti-Modernist Oath at the seminary church. Then, each of the members present came before him to promise their respect and obedience, before singing the Te Deum in thanksgiving.


The 41 capitulants will proceed tomorrow with the election of the two Assistants General, for the same mandate of 12 years. The Chapter will continue until July 21st  at the Seminary of St. Pius X of Ecône (Switzerland)

Ecône, July 11, 2018

Are Most of the Bishops Aberrosexual or at Least Fellow Travelers?

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 
By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Edit: a lot of people were really frothing, raving mad that Michael Voris, Vox, Randy Engel and a few other bloggers are taking aim at clerical aberrosexuals. How is that anything new? Perhaps with the exposure of Uncle Ted, they sense the walls are closing in!  Indeed, it sounds like a real sore spot with some commenters invoking UK law against incitement of hatred. This was the reason Kreuznet was shut down, never to really rise again (although there is a shadow of it still publishing mostly Bishop Williamson’s regular letters to German speakers.) The heroic Kreuznet editors merely made the observation that a famous aberrosexual comedian who peddled his deviancy on the public street was in Hell, and they posted a host of quotations of Saints and Church Fathers to support their supposition. The German media melted down and exploded in a frenzy of hate. In the wake, even the German and Austrian Bishops got involved in helping the federal police of Austria and Germany discover the person or persons responsible with the evil Cardinal Schönborn in the forefront, bitterly condemning the site and its contributors. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen him that up in arms about anything)

These are the kinds of recriminations intended to silence Catholic teaching and normalize deviant behavior. This article by Lifesite is an excellent reminder of the problem within the Catholic Church which a lot of people don’t want fixed. Even back in 2005 when Diogenes wrote this article, the problem was omnipresent. Truly the Church has spiritual AIDS.

Speaking anecdotally from my own experience over the years, I’ve found clergy who are even relatively normal, or masculine to be as rare as clergy who are orthodox.

 Just to illustrate: Back at some point in the 80s,  a Lutheran Seminarian friend, let’s call him Jack, related a story of a friend of his who was a Paulist whom he met doing mission work in Latin America. His friend lived in their residence in Washington D.C.. It had a well-stocked refrigerator, and was beyond comfortable. The Central American women who worked at the house washing their clothes and cleaning, thought they were serving God and the Church by taking care of the Paulists there. Jack occasionally visited his friend there and would wait in the commons area where the Paulists would watch television. At one point, one of them approached him and asked him excitedly, “who are you with! You’re causing quite a stir around here!” 

I attended a High School where practically every single monk was an accused aberrosexual predator. If they weren’t, they were at least covering for the rest. At one point, this was one of the largest Benedictine houses in the world, but has since withered considerably with no abatement in their advocacy for deviancy. So based on my own experience of many years, I can tell you that effeminates and deviants were commonplace even in 1995, to say nothing of 2005. In fact, it seems that it was a problem long before that, but we don’t have to rely on my anecdotal experience and observations, but a look at the not insubstantial number of Bishops in the US and Canada cited by the now silent Diogenes who have been found to be aberrosexual by their civil cases, and now, we even see entire news networks like Salt and Light, and prominent individuals in the clergy like James Martin or Robert Barron (a close friend of Andrew Greeley’s) who in varying degrees soft-soap or actively endorse deviancy against the immemorial teaching of the Church.

July 10, 2018 ( – The news that Cardinal McCarrick has been credibly accused of molesting a young man – and the subsequent revelations that "everybody knew" about the cardinal's homosexual activities – have raised new and important questions about the silence of other American bishops. What did they know, and when did they know it? How did the cardinal advance through the ecclesiastical ranks, even after complaints had been received in the dioceses where he served?

These are not new questions. In fact our sometime contributor Diogenes asked them – and pointed to the obvious answer – in a post that appeared on this site over 13 years ago. His argument was powerful in 2005, and although some of his references will now seem dated, nothing that has happened in the intervening years affects the essential force of that argument.

Maybe people are going to relate to their own experiences and connect the dots? 

Herewith the thoughts of Diogenes, from June 16, 2005:

The Washington Times reports that "the U.S. Catholic bishops will sidestep the issue of whether gay men should become priests at their semiannual meeting," which began today at the Chicago Fairmont.

And why, boys and girls, was it a foregone conclusion that the bishops would "sidestep" the issue? Because the question of whether gays should be ordained cannot be addressed without first addressing a considerably more explosive question: the number of bishop-disputants who are themselves gay and have a profound personal interest that there be no public examination of the connections between their sexual appetites, their convictions, and their conduct of office. Let's do a little stock-taking of those U.S. bishops who are publicly known to be gay:

  • Retired Bishop Dan Ryan of Springfield, IL. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Tom Dupre of Springfield, MA. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Patrick Ziemann of Santa Rosa, CA. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Kendrick Williams of Lexington, KY. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Keith Symons of Palm Beach, FL. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Lawrence Soens of Sioux City, IA. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne, WY. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Retired Bishop Anthony O'Connell of Palm Beach, FL. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? Through the offices of the civil justice system.
  • Non-Retired Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, FL. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? The papers reported his $100,000 sexual harassment pay-off to his communications flack.
  • Retired Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee, WI. Did he tell us he was gay? No. Did his brother bishops tell us he was gay? No. Then how did we find out? His lover broke the news on Good Morning America

Post Scriptum: Back on October 30th, 2012 we  were the first to have posted an article on Father Dariuscz Ozco  about Homoheresy and a few others in English, as far as we know.

I’ve always found this to be very true from Church Militant:

Father Oko explained that those with homosexual tendencies reject the "warrior mentality" necessary in the Christian life. "[T]hey will not emulate our Lord as the warrior, as the counter symbol to the prevailing evil," he remarked. "They will try to orient the Church to being emotional, to having a dialogue with everybody, turning the Church into a 'safe space.' They don't like battle or confrontation."


Pope Calls Divine Wrath Upon Sandinista Thugs

Pope responds to an attack by Sandinista troops against the nuncio and bishops in Nicaragua -

Edit: the Church is no stranger to hostility from the Communist Sandanista regime. And none of the news stories I see are covering the Communism angle and the apparent end of the romance.

Managua ( On Monday, in Nicaragua, in an attack by pro-government thugs on the Cardinal of Managua, the apostolic nuncio and several bishops, including Managua suffragan bishop Silvio Baez, were injured. Demonstrators against dictator Ortega and his wife's government, who were attacked by Sandinista paramilitary groups, retreated to the Basilica of San Sebastian in Diriamba. When the bishops learned of the fate of those trapped there, they immediately went to Diriamba to prevent further violence. In front of the basilica they were attacked by the group loyal to the government. Among the bishops was also the representative of the Pope, Nuncio Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw.

The Pope has now reacted sharply to the attack. As oppositional media reports, Ortega received a pontifical letter from the Pope, including: "God will take justice from above, but I as his representative will do it from the earth."

More than 300 people have been killed in the clashes between demonstrators and Ortega Sandinista forces.

Nicaragua: Government-friendly thugs attack bishops and the apostolic nuncio

Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Schism is Palpably Near

It may therefore be asked whether the Bishop of Würzburg as a whole stands in unity with the bishops worldwide and especially with the Bishop of Rome.  

The Monday Kick Op by Peter Winnemöller
Linz (  Who in recent days went to the website of the Diocese of Würzburg, found this link: "In the coming months it will be intensively discussed in the diocesan bodies on the recommendation of the German Bishops' Conference. (Bishop said in his sermon.) 'But today there is a cordial invitation to all mixed-confessional couples to come to the Lord's table.'"

That was not put into the world by an impertinent volunteer from the press office subsequently being quickly removed. On the contrary! This is the official report of the press office of the diocese of Würzburg on Masses, to which couples especially were invited to their 50th to 60th  anniversary and higher. The bishop of Würzburg had invited long married mixed-confessional couples to Mass without any preconditions for Communion.

So Communion was to be a reward for a special occasion, a long-lasting marriage. (The trivial kind of thing it is in most US parishes) This is strange in that the Church law still regulates very clearly that those who give Communion give the Sacrament only to Catholic recipients. Even DBK's highly controversial guidance does not consider unconditional inter-communion as a reward as a possibility. Rather, it is about the remedy of a spiritual emergency. This aspect too is by no means so clearly outlined as the current inter-communion propaganda of some German bishops intends to persuade us.

There is still a valid judgment forthcoming from Rome as to whether a bishop can detect such an emergency in the case of a mixed-confessional marriage. There is a need for clarification. In this respect, it is not only the stunned publication of the so-called orientation aid that causes alienation, but also the unthinking affrontery of some bishops. A fascination of first quality is that the bishop of Würzburg in his own words, no longer has to speak in the cause at all with the competent bodies (eg the Council for the interpretation of the legal texts) in Rome. He just wants to talk to the committees in his diocese. It may, therefore, be asked whether the Bishop of Würzburg as a whole stands in unity with the bishops worldwide and especially with the Bishop of Rome. In addition, it may be asked whether, in the face of this flat invitation, he (still) shares the Eucharistic understanding of the Church.

It is important to answer these questions for the sake of the truth. It's not about seeking the scandal for the sake of scandal. It should also not be disallowed at this point that the emotions, which are thoroughly understandable in the case, will squelch - whether they are pro - or contra - the discourse.

The present scandal is a nuisance of itself. This is not about a trifle. It's not just about a "pastoral solution." It is about faith in the Eucharist and thus the core of our Catholic faith.

The question to be answered is, in a word, whether a schism already exists.

Trans: Tancred

Benedictine Professor: Why Are Almost All of the Cardinals and Bishops Silent?

Current issue of "Catholica". Why are almost all cardinals and bishops silent about the end of Catholicism that Pope Francis brings about? The "other understanding of the Church" behind Amoris laetitia.

(Paris) The international magazine for culture, politics and religion, Catholica, which has been published in France for 30 years, counts "well-known authors such as Émile Poulat, Robert Spaemann, Ernst Wolfgang Böckenförde, Vladimir Bukowski, Stanislaw Grygiel, Thierry Wolton and Jacques Ellul and Pietro De Marco," says Vatican writer Sandro Magister. The editor-in-chief is Bernard Dumont.

Bernard Dumont
In its latest issue, Dumont, whose editorial is also freely available on the Internet, deals with the "unbelievable" silence of almost all cardinals and bishops - with the exception of the four signatories of Dubia - "the dissolution of the traditional form of catholicity by the pontificate of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been set in motion." Bernard Dumont discusses the apparently desired end of "Roman Catholicism" without, however, raising an outcry, as the historian Roberto Pertici once complained. The end is proclaimed by Rome or those who invoke Rome, and all are silent and seem to submit to the inevitable fate. See the analysis of Prof. Pertici: The reform of Pope Francis was already written by Martin Luther .

Why is this?


The belief reduced to ethics


Dumont also published in the new edition the text of a Benedictine monk and theologian who analyzes and criticizes "perhaps the most radical upheaval in Catholicism of our time." No longer does the sacrament have primacy in the Church, of which the Second Vatican Council said it was the "culmen et fons" of the life of the Church, but ethics.
This subversion is also reflected in the question of remarried divorced as well as the inter-communion with the Protestants.
The Benedictine theologian is Fr. Giulio Meiattini, who this year already published the monograph  "Amoris laetitia? The Sacraments Reduced to Morality" (publisher La Fontana di Siloe, Turin 2018). He is a monk of the Benedictine Abbey of Madonna della Scala in Noci and Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Theological Faculty of Apulia and at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo in Rome.
Meiattini accuses Pope Francis and his whisperer, Cardinal Walter Kasper, of promoting "cunning" rather than the much-cited "distinction." There is cunning in Amoris laetitia and the mind behind it.
"The state of confusion is obvious".
With these words the theologian and monk begins his essay. It is claimed that the confusion is only supposed, and only the result of a new style of government. Such a picture of the current situation is not something Fr. Meiattini takes pleasure in.
"Can the confusion and disagreement between bishops on tricky points of faith be fruits of the Holy Spirit? Not in my opinion."

Several small steps mean a large one in sum

P. Giulio Meiattini OSB
Then Meiattini indicates that in the matter of remarried divorced people a ready-made plan was pursued from the beginning. With the opportunity of being able to deliver the only speech in February 2014 to the Cardinals' Consistory procured by Pope Francis, Cardinal Kasper "laid the groundwork". Nevertheless, two bishops' synods failed to produce a common line to the problem being discussed. Anyone reading the reports of the "circuli minores" of the 2015 Synod can easily see that there was no common position.
The pope would have had to examine and understand, which would have been the first task of "distinction", "which processes" would be initiated and pursued, and which not. However, such a distinction did not take place. The path taken was not changed.
The fact is that a large majority of the Synod Fathers wanted "no change in the traditional order". The editorial committee of Relatio finalis therefore took care not to include any innovations in the text.
  For this reason, a "small step," according to Meiattini, was undertaken instead of a big one: The editorial committee formulated some undefined positions, which meant a "change of atmosphere".
The non-rejection of these ponderous formulations, which received the necessary two-thirds majority only with extreme difficulty, sufficed that the next "small step," with some ambiguous footnotes in Amoris laetitia, were sufficient to indicate a new direction.
These small steps, which, strictly speaking, did not reinforce the traditional position, were enough to split the episcopate. The next step was papal confirmation of the guidelines of the ecclesiastical Province of Buenos Aires on the Eighth Chapter of Amoris laetitia.
In reality, these guidelines are not mere interpretations, because they contain statements and instructions that were neither found in Amoris laetitia nor adopted by the synods, and never found a majority there.
Through a series of "small steps", a "big step" was finally taken within three years, with a profound intervention. But this has nothing to do with "synodality," according to Meiattini.
Faith would be reduced to ethics in Amoris laetitia , that is the total thrust.
"Ethics has neither the first nor the last word."

"I do not understand how the Bishop of Rome can write such a thing"

And Meiattini continues:
"To be honest, I can not understand how a bishop, especially that of Rome, can write such sentences: 'One should not burden two limited people with the tremendous burden of perfectly recreating the union that exists between Christ and his Church '(AS, 122)."
This formulation is an expression of a very different way of thinking: A gospel ethic, freed from the sacrament, becomes a "mighty burden" rather than a "sweet yoke" and a "light burden."
Such a statement can only be reached if one understands Christianity - perhaps unconsciously - only as ethics. In this way we arrive at results that correspond to the Lutheran concept of simul iustus et peccator, condemned by the Council of Trent.

Intercommunion with the Protestants follows the same logic. What is only decisive is the presumed, inner feeling. For the objective criteria, all conceivable attenuating circumstances are taken into account, and the subjective decision of conscience is decisive. Why, then, according to this pattern, should not even a Buddhist or a Hindu be able to receive the Catholic Eucharist, according to P. Meiattani?
"Damaging the relationship between morality and sacraments can ultimately lead to a non-Catholic understanding of the Church."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Catholica / Vida inteligente / Cooperatores veritatis (Screenshots)
 Trans: Tancred

New Superior Elected for FSSP

[Catholic Herald] The traditionalist Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) has elected Polish priest Fr Andrzej Komorowski as its new head.

The fraternity’s General Chapter, which is currently meeting at Our Lady of Guadalupe International Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, chose Fr Komorowski for a six-year term. He succeeds American Fr John Berg, who had been Superior General since 2006.

Fr Komorowski was born in Poland in 1975 and was ordained in 2006 after studying at the fraternity’s seminary in Wigratzbad, Bavaria. He had served as Assistant to the Superior General since 2012, and is based in fraternity’s headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Aberrosexual Subculture Infests Traditional Music Programs and Societies

Edit: I can vouch for this.

Why is a gay subculture being tolerated within some traditionalist circles? Groups like Gay Traditionalist Catholic and Liturgy Queens are for active homosexuals, who favor the pomp and pageantry of the Traditional Latin Mass but choose to live a homosexual lifestyle.

One concerned Catholic recently shared his concerns about this grave problem with Church Militant:

This is a very common problem in the choir loft. I'm a professional music director and I can say confidently that music at many TLMs is directed by gays. In most cases the laity are completely unaware and praise their highly qualified and capable musicians, but the clergy are absolutely aware in every case I personally know of. It's absolutely scandalous. ... Furthermore, to show how widespread this issue is, it even extends into the annual CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium. One individual in particular is an extremely well-known, flamboyant, active, practicing homosexual who is frequently described by others at the colloquium as "absolutely oozing gayness." His lifestyle and flawed beliefs are known to all involved. Yet he is invited to play, conduct, sing and teach at this colloquium regularly. Others at the colloquium just shrug it off because he is such a talented and respected musician who leads the music program at one of the nation's largest Episcopal parishes.


Friday, July 6, 2018

Bishop of Würzburg Gives Out Communion to Protestants

Würzburg bishop invites all Protestant spouses without preconditions to the Eucharist - Yesterday was talk of "individual case" was yesterday

Würzburg ( The Würzburg bishop Franz Jung pronounced a general invitation to the Eucharistic reception for Protestant spouses at the two pontifical masses for married couples. "But today, the anniversary of marriage, I would like to make the invitation to the Eucharist for interchurch marriages, in which the two partners have remained faithful to each other," said the recently consecrated bishop according to the press office of his diocese. There was no indication in the press release that even in the DBK orientation aid, which had not been approved by the pope, there was no generalized access to any Protestant married to a Catholic spouse without distinction. It was, according to Jung in his sermon, for a long time fought over intensively, what could be a spiritual path, at the end of a permission for Communion in individual cases for Protestant partners could look like. He would, ‘intensively discuss this recommendation of the German Bishops' Conference with the diocesan councils in the coming period.’ The German bishops, however, want to ‘pay special tribute to the ‘lived faithfulness of marriages in the domestic Church’ especially in confessional marriages,” he continued in his sermon.

The only admission requirement for a Protestant Christian married to a Catholic to the Catholic Eucharist, therefore, seems to be a suitably long marriage in these Mass celebrations with Bishop Jung. The admission of Protestant Christians "on an individual basis", which is so strongly emphasized in the discussion, seems to be obsolete here, but at least it does not appear in the press release. Bishop Jung could thus be the first Catholic bishop in Germany to publicly represent such a general invitation to the Protestant spouse and spread it through the diocesan media.

In the run-up to the Kiliani Pilgrimage Week 2018 couples are invited to these services in Kiliansdom, who have been married for 25, 50, 60 or 65 years.

Trans: Tancred


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Paderborn Priest Circle Opposes Bishop’s Heretical Proposal for Protestant Communion

“It is part of the nature of Protestantism not to have the full Catholic faith in the Eucharist" - "In a real emergency, the Protestant would first have to be led to the sacrament of penance"

Paderborn ( Paderborn's "Priests Circle Communio Veritatis" comments critically on the decision of the Archbishop of Paderborn, Hans-Josef Becker, to "familiarize himself intensively with the controversial DBK orientation guide and act responsibly in accordance with pastoral care." Becker had allowed that Protestant Christians in confessional marriages receive permission to receive the Catholic Eucharist under certain conditions, has reported. documents the statement of the "Priests Circle Communio Veritatis" in full length:

The Priests Circle Communio Veritatis has intensively dealt with an affront by Archbishop Becker, who wants to make possible the  reception of Communion for Protestant partners in a non-confessional marriages in so-called individual cases.

We note unanimously that this directive is unacceptable.

Our association explains the following:

1. Basically, "To receive Holy Communion, one must be fully integrated into the Catholic Church and be in the state of grace" (CCC 291).

2. In the encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia by St. John Paul II we read:  "The rejection of one or more of the truths of the faith about these sacraments [...] means that the petitioner is not disposed for its rightful reception" (Ed. 46). It is part of the nature of Protestantism not to have the full Catholic faith in the Eucharist.

3. With regard to Canon 844 § 4 CIC, no diocesan bishop can declare the situation in a mixed-confessional marriage a serious emergency in order to facilitate inter-communion. (Cardinal Brandmüller, referring to the seriousness of the plight, said that "the canon relates to extreme situations such as war, persecution, deportation and natural disasters" (, 25.6.2018).

4. Canon 844 § 4 of the Catholic Canon Law provides for the reception of Communion by a non-Catholic Christian, among other things, the necessary condition that a dispenser of their own community can not be present.

5. The right disposition described in Number 1401 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church necessarily implies the absence of grave sin. From this it follows that the Protestant in a real emergency would first have to be led to the sacrament of penance.

6. Regarding eternal salvation, there are, in very rare exceptional cases, the possibility of allowing individual non-Catholic Christians to the sacrament of penance, the Anointing of the sick, and the Eucharist. This presupposes, however, that certain exceptional situations characterized by exact conditions (see above 2 to 5) - whereby all points must apply - are given. It is the duty of everyone to be faithful to them (see Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 56).

The Priestly Circle Communio Veritatis remains determined to serve Jesus Christ faithfully in all things and the continuing Magisterium of the Catholic Church for the salvation of souls.

Paderborn Cathedral - View of the impressive Romanesque westwork

Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Priest Goes to Get Gaymarried in Canaries — Bishop: “He hasn’t asked to leave the priesthood”

According to Matteo Matzuzzi, the Bishop of Verona, Giuseppe Zenti who was assigned in 2007, in Italy, has said the following about his priest who ran off to the Canaries to get sodomarried.  He writes, 

Veronese priest goes to the Canaries and gets married with his friend. The bishop: "He is still a priest, he has not asked to leave the priesthood. One of my predecessors had prevented his ordination, but he went to be ordained in Rieti.”

Monday, July 2, 2018

Magister Says Women Deacons Are Coming

.- While a veteran Vatican journalist has suggested that the 2019 Synod of Bishops from the Amazonian basin might open the door to the appointment of women as deacons, recent comments from the Vatican’s doctrinal chief imply that is not likely to be the case.

In a July 1 blog post, veteran Vatican journalist Sandro Magister argued that Pope Francis this year has made three major “u-turns” on key topics, noting that the pontiff has not been clear on whether the “reversals” are “definitive and sincere.”

Magister cited Francis' about-face on Chilean Bishop Juan Barros, who until recently led the Diocese of Osorno, but who resigned in June in wake of the country's massive clerical abuse scandal and accusations of cover-up.


Sacrilegious Communions Publicly Encouraged by Archbishop of Paderborn

Archbishop allows Protestant spouses communion

Paderborn / Bielefeld (WB). The Archdiocese of Paderborn wants to enable the participation of Protestant spouses in Communion in individual cases. Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker is reacting to the now revealed compromise of the Catholic bishops in the Communion dispute. 

By Dietmar Kemper

The Archdiocese of Paderborn wants to enable the participation of Protestant spouses in communion in individual cases. 

Photo: dpa

The bishops had agreed that the guidance published now is not an official decision text of the German Bishops' Conference (DBK). Each individual bishop decides for himself whether he will implement the guidelines in his diocese.

The compromise could also be supported by the seven conservative bishops, who had previously complained to the Pope under the leadership of the Cologne Cardinal Rainer Woelki. Francis had initially stopped the progress of the German bishops, later declaring that he did not want to put a stop to ecumenical efforts. It is important to him that the guide is not understood as the official text of the Episcopal Conference.

»Valuable orientation guide«

The paper submitted by the German Bishops' Conference was a "valuable orientation aid," according to the Archdiocese of Paderborn as it has now explained on request of the WESTPHALIAN NEWS. The paper offers spiritual help for the conscientious decision in pastoral cases for interchurch couples. Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker emphasizes: "At the meeting of the Priestly Council of the Archdiocese of Paderborn on June 27, 2018, I presented my classification and formulated the expectation that all pastoral counselors in the Archdiocese of Paderborn familiarize themselves with the guidance and act accordingly in a pastoral sense. "

Two Christians are linked through baptism, the Christian faith and the sacrament of marriage. For the Protestant spouse of a confessional marriage, there could be a longing and strong desire to receive the Eucharist, [ aslong as the Catholic Faith is desired] and that's why it's about "coming to a conscientious decision," says the head pastor of more than 1.5 million Catholics in 703 congregations Life.

Becker: No general approval

Becker, who has just turned 70, emphasizes: "Interchurch couples and families are just as important to us as ecumenism." The orientation aid does not ignore the question of church fellowship and Eucharistic fellowship and does not answer it in principle.

This was also "no general admission to receive communion." Rather, the archbishop said, it would be a way of pastoral accompaniment to the believers who live in a confessional marriage,” in which Communion reception may be possible in individual cases."

The Evangelical Church of Westphalia had expected this decision. "Incidentally, I assume that the bishops in our region will behave differently on the question of the Eucharist by denominational couples than is currently given by Rome," said outgoing Vice-President Albert Henz recently in an interview with the newspaper.

Trans: Tancred


Communist Government in Spain Wants to Remove Franco’s Remains — Church’s Pathetic Response

Spain’s New Prime Minister intends to remove remains from the Valley of the Fallen this month

 The Archdiocese of Madrid has warned the Spanish government against plans to exhume the remains of the country’s late dictator, General Francisco Franco, without obtaining agreement from interested parties. “We want a solution which helps build a peaceful country,” said Rodrigo Pinedo Texidor, archdiocesan communications director, noting that the archdiocese is not for or against the removal of Franco’s remains

 “We are against moves which don’t have his family’s consent and don’t consider what the Church has to say,” he told Catholic News Service after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed plans to remove the remains from a state mausoleum at the Valley of the Fallen, near Madrid, by the end of July.


Priest Sent on Vacation After Desecrating his Church on Video

Edit: an Irish priest has committed a sacrilegious act in the parish church of Killdory, Ireland. He had desecrated the church’s altar and circulated a video of the act.  His Bishop has put him on leave and turned the video evidence over to the Gardai.

Of course, the priest will probabably be back on the job after a “recuperative” period.

An independent bishop, Pat Buckley, brought the video to the attention of the bishops, and he was told they turned it over to the Gardai.

Link to Irish Mirror...

Could it be Gabriel?


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pope Francis Meets Pope for Peace Prayer in Bari on July 7

Moscow Patriarchate sends Metropolitan Hilarion, Foreign Minister, to the July 7 prayer for the Middle East - Pope Francis to receive delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Vatican.

Vatican City ( Pope Francis received a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on Thursday in the Vatican. The Pope confirmed that Patriarch Bartholomew I will take part in the July 7 peace prayer in southern Italy's Bari. Francis invited the Patriarchs of the Eastern Churches to the meeting.

According to information provided by Kathpress, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Cyril I will not attend the Middle East prayer meeting in Bari, but the head of the Moscow Foreign Office, Metropolitan Hilarion will. According to the program published by the Vatican, the lighting of a light in Baris Basilica San Nicola and a prayer of peace at the port are envisaged. Subsequently, the church leaders will talk at a non-public meeting.

Vatican Press Secretary Greg Burke announced the meeting in late April as a "day of reflection and prayer in the face of the dramatic situation in the Middle East." He referred above all to the situation of the Christians. The choice of the port city of Bari is linked to its historic role as a bridge to the Orient. In addition, there are the relics of the sainted bishop Nicholas (4th century), who is also highly revered in the Eastern Church.

In his brief address to the Ecumenical Patriarchate's delegation on Thursday, the Pope criticized that in many traditionally Christian countries the faith is weakening, so that it no longer influences the decisions of individuals and politicians. Instead, "disrespect for human dignity, idolization of money, violence, the absolute dominance of science and technology and the ruthless exploitation of natural resources" spread. The churches would have to face this tragic reality.

Therefore, Francis welcomed and affirmed the growing collaboration of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Catholic Church. "It is comforting for me to see how the common points of view are translated into concrete work together with my beloved brother Bartholomew," said Francis with reference to the recent joint events of the two churches.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate's delegation was led by Archbishop Job Geta of Telmissos, co-chair of the International Commission for the Official Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches.

Trans: Tancred

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Another Papal Coverup?

Edit: just found this from Novus Ordo Watch. He says Tosatti took the article down. Will keep a look out! NOW also sent me Tosatti’s original post.

Atila Sinke Guimarães

Marco Tossati
Tossati's article was removed from his website soon after being published...
On May 26, 2018, journalist Marco Tosatti from La Stampa in Turin, Italy, posted an article on his website Stilum Curiae reporting the involvement of Pope Francis in a cover-up for a pedophile priest in Buenos Aires when he was Archbishop of that city. The article refreshed some little-known old data reported by the Spanish blog Publico. Soon after, however, Tossatti's article was removed from that site, probably due to pressure from the Vatican.

Nonetheless, his full article had been transcribed by another Italian website – Acta Apostolicae Sedis. The reader can find a snapshot here; the second part of the posting is Tossati’s article. The Brazilian blog Fratres in Unummade the piece accessible in Portuguese, where I found it, with its various Spanish and Italian links. I thank the blog for this important public service. I am translating the data into English and passing the information on to my readers. 

The case history & cover-up

In May 2013, the Appeals Tribunal of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, confirmed a sentence by the City Court condemning the Diocese to pay US $27,000 (115,600 pesetas) to a victim of pedophilia to compensate for his psychological treatment and the moral damage he suffered. 

Bishop Athanasius Schneider Warns Against Mass Immigration

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Behind the mass immigration stands a "long-prepared plan to exchange European peoples"

(Rome) Behind the mass immigration to Europe is a plan to exchange European peoples. This is what Mgr. Athanasius Schneider, one of the most distinguished bishops of the Catholic Church, said in an interview with the Italian daily Il Giornale on Wednesday. It is also about a "directed" attempt to challenge Christianity in Europe.

Bishop Schneider is a Russo-German. He still knows the Soviet Union and communist totalitarianism from his own experience. This distinguishes him from other German bishops and probably also explains that he speaks a different language in terms of content.

Bishop Schneider is Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Astana in Kazakhstan. In neighboring Kyrgyzstan, he was born in 1961 as the son of Black Sea German parents, who had been deported to Central Asia by the Soviets. In 1973, the family arrived in Baden-Württemberg as a Russo-German resettlers. After his studies and his ordination, he received his doctorate in Rome in Patristics. In 2001 he went to Kazakhstan for his order, the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Karaganda, 2011 to the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Astana. Bishop Schneider speaks fluent English, Russian, Italian and Portuguese in addition to his German mother tongue and speaks Latin and Greek.

"European Union is a kind of new Soviet Union"

Il Giornale: There is a big discussion on immigration. Has Italy abandoned the European Union? The Church is constantly admonishing our country for the "idea of ​​humanity".

Bishop Schneider: The phenomenon of so-called "immigration" is a plan that has long been prepared by international powers to change the Christian and national identity of European peoples. These powers use the enormous moral potential of the Church and its structures to more effectively achieve its anti-Christian and anti-European goals. For this purpose, the true understanding of humanity and even the Christian commandment of charity are misused.

Il Giornale: What do you think of Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini?

Bishop Schneider: I do not know and do not closely observe the political situation in Italy, so I am not in a position to comment on it. But this is true: if the government of a European country tries to emphasize its own sovereignty and its own historical, cultural and Christian identity against the totalitarianism of a kind of new Soviet Union that today calls itself the European Union and has an unmistakably Masonic ideology, then that is certainly commendable.

Text: Andreas Becker
Image: Il Giornale (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Friday, June 29, 2018

Cardinal Burke Ordains Four New Priests in France

(Paris) Cardinal Raymond Burke has ordained four new priests to the Institut du Bon Pasteur in Bordeaux on 23 June.

The Good Shepherd Institute has been part of the Old Rite Ecclesia Dei communities since 2006. The community was founded by Abbé Philippe Laguérie, who was ordained a priest in 1979 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and joined the Society of St. Pius X (FSSPX).

Priests and Deacons in 2018

In 2004 he was expelled from the Society because of internal criticism. Then he founded with four other priests the Institut du Bon Pasteur, which returned to unity with Rome and was canonically established as a society of apostolic life. The purpose of the institute is above all "the formation of priests and the defense of the holy traditions of the Church in the liturgy and doctrine, against the modern errors.” For this reason, the Institute strives for a new evangelization in the sense of tradition.

In addition to the four new priests, two deacons were consecrated last week.

The mother house of the community is located in Bordeaux. The seat of the founder and Superior General, Abbé Laguérie, is Courtelain, where the institute's own seminary St. Vincent de Paul is located. There are currently about 40 seminarians preparing for the priesthood.

The Community currently has offices in France, Italy, Poland, Brazil and Colombia.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Evil Jesuit School: “It is Normal and Okay to Have an Abortion”

[TFP Student Action] The Jesuit-run Marquette University is under fire for recognizing a student organization called Marquette Empowerment and its promotion of abortion and homosexuality.
"Abortion is healthcare," MU Empowerment tweeted. "It is normal and okay to have an abortion. You can talk about it publicly if you want to. We support you. We stand with you."

The club also sponsored a pro-homosexual "Pride Prom 2018" on campus.
Young Catholics, however, are urging Marquette to close down the club with an online petition.  "Close it down," said John Ritchie, director of TFP Student Action. "Procured abortion is wrong at every level and there's no reason for a Catholic campus to recognize or fund a club that peddles the killing of the innocent.  You don't need a degree to know that abortion is immoral and ungodly."

Priest Paying €1000 to Stop Abortions

A priest has given money to women who wanted to stop their pregnancy first, but then had their baby. There was praise from the Vatican. But not everywhere the initiative was well received.
Italy | Padua - 28.06.2018

A pastor in Italy has caused a sensation with an unusual initiative for the protection of life: Don Marco Sacattolon gave women, who originally wanted to abort their child, but then decided against it, 1,000 euros. According to Italian media reports, a total of six women have received this financial support, who had previously sought help from the priest from nearby Padua and then carried out such a change of heart.

There was praise for this initiative from the Vatican. "Their behavior is a shining example of the immense value of human life and its support and says more than 1,000 sermons and teachings," says a letter from the papal ambassador in Italy to the clergyman, Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig. In it, he conveyed in the name of the Pope "sincere appreciation" for the Italian clergyman.

Criticism came from politicians. The deputy leader of the Democratic Party in Padua, Michela Lorenzato, wrote in an open letter, the only correct position in such a situation, is to inform pregnant women about it and then let them decide for themselves. One has to learn to respect the decisions of women. (Well)

Cardinal Turkson Warns Against Immigration from Africa

Cardinal Turkson has contradicted European bishops in matters of immigration.

(Rome) One topic, two senior Church representatives and two completely contradictory opinions. The topic is mass immigration, and the two statements can help to clarify the message and the controversial role of the Church.

Cardinal Peter Turkson is prefect of the Dicastry for theHolistic  Development of Man, established by Francis in 2016. Previously, since 2009 he has been President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Above all, he comes from Ghana in Africa.

Cardinal Turkson: hearing Africa's voice in Europe

As an African, Cardinal Turkson has something to say about the mass migration to Europe, which is currently giving European politicians a headache. Several waves of migration have already taken place, new ones should be on the way. The politicians of the "open doors" have awakened a spirit they can not get rid of. In the meantime, new politicians, as in Italy and Austria, have to deal with the legacy of their predecessors.

At a development aid conference in Albenga, Italy, the cardinal encouraged the international community to take action in the countries of origin in view of the migration problem. The suggestion sounds different from that of Pope Francis, who for years has been the spokesman for a boundless immigration into the western states.

Cardinal Turkson did not explicitly say so, but opposed attempts to use the Christian message in certain political directions.

Paradox: Church in Africa says the opposite of that in Europe

The Church is now experiencing a veritable paradox in this question. While Western Church representatives can scarcely have enough immigration, demand even more immigration, and deny dissenters, even in the Church, their Christianity as it were, the African Church representatives receive a completely different message.

Africa's bishops are against the emigration of their compatriots. They preach to their compatriots against such an "adventure" and warn against a "false paradise" promised to them. They see a great danger in the emigration that the African states will lose the most important capital: their youth. The bishops preach against human trafficking on a grand scale. There is nothing else about the migration wave that was not initiated by Africans. If European institutions do nothing to increase the birth rate in Europe, but do everything to reduce it through abortion, contraception and homosexualization, but then want to "fix" this indebted demographic aberration through immigration - as if there were no peoples, languages ​​and Cultures, but only arbitrarily displaceable (by whom?) masses of individuals.

Africa's bishops are calling for Western aid, that is a given, on the ground, but not population shifts. Thirty years ago, emigration was not yet an issue for black Africans. So why today, when the living conditions in Africa have become much better?

Voice of the Bishops of Africa is concealed in Europe

But the voices of African bishops are hijacked in Europe, at best ridiculed, but not heard - even in the church.

Cardinal Turkson in Albenga with the local bishop, some priests and nuns

Cardinal Turkson spoke a year ago of "turning the tap". Turkson was also the one who a few years ago released the video, when he was under Pope Benedict XVI, in the Vatican, “Muslim Demographics,” which warned against the Islamic conquest of Europe by immigration. He was sharply attacked for that. Today he turns against the "demographic shock". Europe can not shift its demographic problems to Africa.

He described it as a mistake to focus only on immigration, like the aspect of receiving migrants. Rather, the focus should be on emigration and measures should be taken in the home countries to prevent emigration.

It is important, according to the cardinal, that the "good Samaritan helps those who are in trouble". This is one of the most expressive parables of the Gospel. That does not mean, therefore, that it meant a certain form of help, let alone politics.

The parable of the Good Samaritan is a personal challenge. It was not a political call on the government of Judea or the Roman authorities to take care of the needy man. The Samaritan did not call for government and authorities. He had not exerted any political pressure or attacked others who did not act like him. He also did not organize collective help, but personally took care of himself as far as he could. He helped the destitute where he met him. There was no political migration agenda associated with this.

Bishop Galantino: "I do not take in any immigrants in my house"

Cardinal Turkson opposed the politicization of the Christian message. He also indirectly contradicted the Italian Episcopal Conference, which attacked the new Italian government aggressively on the immigration course because of their stance against illegal immigration.

The Italian Bishops' Conference has spent incredible energy in recent weeks to attack the new government, raising a political question to a religious question. Cardinal Turkson made it clear in Savona that the immigration question was not a question of faith.

The bishops recently called on the Italians to accept illegal immigrants into their private homes. Quite a few Italians asked how many illegal immigrants the bishops had accepted in their residences.

So questioned, Bishop Nunzio Galantino gave a revealing answer:

"I do not accept any in my house because it would be irresponsible to think that in my house, I could solve the problem of each of these people."

That sounds "hypocritical," according to InfoVaticana, as they simultaneously make political demands on the state and help divide society over a political issue.

Christ did not speak of "solving" any problem, rather he said there would be "always" poor. There should be a distinction between a personal request and a political demand.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Diocesi Albenga / MiL (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Cardinal Müller Contradicts the Evil Cardinal Marx

[] German Bishops led by Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx see themselves as trendsetters of a Church on the march into "modernity", Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller said to (June 26).

Müller stated that Marx and his accomplices want to change the doctrines of the Faith which contradict the “mainstream”.

To reach their goals they are willing to accept division among bishops and to push Catholic faithful out of the Church, “We are dealing with a blatant process of Protestantizing”, Müller added.

He confirmed that Protestants may only receive Holy Communion when in danger of death, “No bishop has the authority to administer Holy Communion to Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Church.”


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

And Now! Surfing, Bikini Mass!

Edit: did Brian Wilson compose the Credo?

(Rome) Since the liturgical reform there have been two forms of Communion reception: the orderly form of the kneeling Communion on the tongue and the exception of the standing hand communion. It is well-known that the exception has long since been promoted by the majority of bishops and the clergy, at least in the German-speaking world, almost the sole form. But that does not exhaust the repertoire. Lately, there is also the floating bikini communion.

Mass at the quay with miniature altar

Last Sunday, the Feast of St. John the Baptist, a Holy Mass was celebrated on the beach in Portonovo in the Marche. Portonovo is a district of Ancona and officially has only one inhabitant, but several hotels and holiday homes. On the beautiful Adriatic beaches at the foot of Monte Cornero, hundreds of holidaymakers arrive in summer.

Obviously, in order to reach them, a priest celebrated Mass on the wharf beside the main beach. A small table served as an improvised altar from the guest garden of the adjoining bar. Some of the bathers attended the Mass in the water or on surfboards. Communion was also given by the priest to those in the water. Of course he had to squat down on the edge of the quay. Comfort must be - for the faithful.

Just one kilometer from the quay stands on a small hill directly above the beach, the church of Santa Maria di Portonovo, a jewel of church architecture. It is considered a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture in Italy and is even mentioned by Dante in Cantus XXI of his Divine Comedy.

Santa Maria di Pontenovo on Monte Cornero

A thousand years ago Benedictines, probably of Norman origin, settled in this once isolated place. They built the church, first mentioned in 1034, and a monastery.

In the monastery, St. Gaudentius (1018-1042), Bishop of Osor on the Croatian island of Cres, found refuge, who had to flee from local potentates for his defense of the marriage Sacrament. Osor, today a small village with only 73 inhabitants, was an important city in the Middle Ages before malaria forced its decline. The former diocese is now part of the diocese of Krk. Gaudentius was received into the Benedictine Order by the great Doctor of the Church, Peter Damiani and entered the monastery on Monte Cornero.

After an earthquake and the risk of falling rocks, the Benedictines gave up the monastery in 1320, which was subsequently inhabited by hermits. A bloody raid by Muslim pirates in 1518 gave this place of religious life the coup de grace.

Santa Maria di Portonovo seen from the mountain

The remains of the ruined monastery buildings were used by the French in 1811 as building material for the construction of a coastal fort against the Royal Navy.

In 1837, the monk and later founder of the Benedictine Congregation of Subiaco, Pietro Francesco Casaretto, took over the still existing church. He retired for some time as a hermit to Santa Maria di Pontenovo. He had renovations carried out, which ensured the existence of the church. At the same time the tomb of St. Gaudentius was found.

Is it too much to ask that the faithful to come to Church for three quarters of an hour, or is the beach more important to them on Sunday?

New form of communion reception: swimming bikini communion.

Masterpiece of Romanesque church architecture

Inside of Santa Maria di Pontenovo
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Corriere Adriatico / Wikicommons (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred
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