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timing; illuminating censure
Ukrainian priest 're-excommunicated'
"The Congregation for the Doctrine of the
Faith has announced the excommunication of a Ruthenian-rite priest
in Ukraine, the KAI news service reports. Father Basil Kovpak is the
head of the Priestly Society of Saint Josephat Kuntsevych (SSJK), a
group with ties to the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX)
which has been active among Byzantine Catholics in the Ukraine since
the early 1990s. Bishops of the SSPX-- themselves excommunicated
because they were consecrated without
approval from the Holy See-- have ordained priests for the SSJK."
Tradition Persecuted in Western Ukraine
by Fr. Basil Kovpak
NOW Comments: Although we're belated in catching up with this
article, it still bears examination at a couple of levels. First, the
timing is quite interesting as it comes in less than two weeks after
Novus Ordo officials met with their schismatic Orthodox counterparts to
pick at the Church's teaching on papal primacy. Fr. Kovpak is, of
course, the furthest thing from "ecumenical" priest, so he can be seen
as an annoyance to conciliar authorities, while as an Eastern Rite
priest he's positively loathed by Orthodox authorities. The renewal of
his 2003 "excommunication" can be perceived as a way for the counterfeit
church to score points with the Eastern schismatics. Second, his censure
sheds light on SSPX's real status with the Vatican and tears away
the conciliatory mask worn by "Cardinal" Darío Castrillón Hoyos, who has
repeatedly said through much of this year to anyone credulous enough to
believe him, that the SSPX bishops, while "excommunicated" are
nevertheless "inside the Church," but to use new church doublespeak,
only in partial communion with it and adopting a schismatic attitude
without being schismatic. The trouble for those who accept Hoyos' claim
is that it's trumped by John Paul II in
the 1988 document that declared Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and those he
consecrated as having taken part in a schismatic act, and to make it
clear he regarded them as completely severed from his church, he urged
"all those who until now have been linked in various ways to the
movement of Archbishop Lefebvre, that they may fulfill the grave duty
of remaining united to the Vicar of Christ in the unity of the Catholic
Church, and of ceasing their support in any way for that movement
[emphasis added]." No "partial communion" there. This second
censure is more significant than the first because the former, which
came from the Ukrainian "prelate," was deemed null and void for lack of
proper form and the latter was issued by the so-called Congregation for
the Doctrine of the Faith, which brings it figuratively speaking just
down the hall from Hoyos' office, in an effort to cover the failings of
the first, as it were. In sum, Fr. Kovpak's censure reveals that the
closing of the gap between Modernist Rome and the SSPX is not nearly as
imminent as many have thought and perhaps is but an illusion.
Courtesy: San Francisco
Controversial pro-sodomite 'priest' has pro-life activist
pro-life activist long-time parishioner was
arrested at the request of a pro-homosexuality Catholic priest on
Tuesday, November 13 for trespassing on church grounds at St.
Matthew's parish in San Mateo after the activist allegedly defied a
ban on attendance at the church."
“You don’t harass them”
'New springtime' update
New Jersey 'diocese' consolidating schools
"Camden's Roman Catholic diocese will shut down nine elementary
schools by next fall. The move comes in response to declining
enrollment. Five schools were closed last year."
Actually he fails on more (such as his pro-'gay' stand),
but we won't quibble
'Catholic' Giuliani fails on six of eight major Catholic social
"Of the sixteen Republican and Democrat presidential candidates in
the 2008 presidential race, Rudy Giuliani, who considers himself
Catholic, scores the lowest by supporting the 'intrinsically evil'
position in six of the eight major issues identified by the US
'Gay Pride' clubs ignite controversy in Canadian 'Catholic'
"An Ontario Catholic school board approached by a family issues
group concerned about pro-homosexual materials in school libraries,
is now facing the opening of homosexual student clubs in its high
'Post-Christian," post-conciliar insanity
Meet the women who won't have babies—because they're not eco
"Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten
years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle
her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with
unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers -- and
a voice calling her Mummy. But the very thought makes her shudder
"Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm
belief she was helping to save the planet. 'Having children is
selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense
of the planet,' says Toni, 35."
Novus Ordo church in Minneapolis set to 'bless'
Frances Cabrini Church, of the St.
Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese, has announced on their website
that they are ready to 'bless' homosexual partners."
Related Column: Joseph Sobran on
From Fr. Louis Campbell
The Seeds of Revolution (on the infiltration of the Church)
"An apostate priest named Canon Roca was already saying at the end
of the 1800s: "The liturgy, ceremonial, ritual and regulations of
the Roman Church will shortly undergo a transformation at an
ecumenical council... the Papacy will fall; it will die under the
hallowed knife which the Fathers of the last Council will forge. The
papal Caesar is a host (victim) crowned for the sacrifice." A
prominent French Freemason wrote that as of 1908: 'the goal is no
longer the destruction of the Church but rather to make use of it by
USCCB give thumbs-up to anti-Catholic film,
The Golden Compass
[See further down on the page you're on for in-depth analysis of the
film from Novus Ordo Watch and external links.]
Demands Mexico City's cathedral remain open after worshippers
Mexico's Masonic government to conciliar church: We own you!
"When ecclesiastical authorities decided to close the doors of the
Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City indefinitely following a
Sunday, Nov. 18, attack on worshippers by leftists during the noon
Mass, some politicians, instead of condemning the aggressors,
severely criticized the Church for shuttering the cathedral."
Sheer apostasy: 'collaborative action' with idolaters, not
Vatican message to Hindus encourages them in their errors
Wacky ball nuns
More to blame on Novus Ordo? LOL
The lost art of
"There is Protestant drinking and there is Catholic
drinking, and the difference is more than mere quantity. I have no
scientific data to back up my claims, nor have I completed any
formal studies. But I have done a good bit of, shall we say,
informal study, which for a hypothesis like this is probably the
'Laus Deo' inscription removed in DC
Liberals chastised for censorship
"America is a nation that prides itself on freedom of speech,
religion and expression. But the extremist left in America is once
again attempting to censor religion by exterminating God in yet
another aspect of historical American culture. This time, the words
'Laus Deo,' which is Latin for 'Praise be to God,' have been
stricken from the Washington Monument replica that tourists can
Indicted Life Teen founder starts 'non-denominational' worship
"The former pastor at a Mesa Catholic church who faces seven
misdemeanor charges of sexual misconduct has started a new worship
center and conducted his first services. More than 500 worshippers
gathered to hear Dale Fushek conduct a service at a Mesa hotel
Background article: Bishop Accountability.org page on
Irreverence in the guise of political protest
Filipino politicians replace Mary and Joseph in nativity mural
"A Filipino cinema owner has made a political stand
by hanging a nativity mural using the faces of the current and
former presidents in place of Mary and Joseph."
Like having Marxists teach business administration
Dutch bishops to train priests and seminarians in the
Traditional Latin Mass
heresy with illogical contrivances
The enduring fallacy of Bp. Richard Williamson
Pascendi, Pius X nailed the unhooking of the subjective mind
from objective reality as the foundation of the coherent Newfaith of the
modernists’ Newchurch. What mental rest and spiritual relaxation to be
able to lean on the one true religion given to us from outside and above
by the one true God, without our having to pay heed to the mass of
"However the Conciliar fantasies have taken such a
grip on many of today’s churchmen that the temptation arises to consider
that none of them are churchmen at all, in particular the last few
Popes. But Pascendi can offer a way out of this temptation by its
same teaching that subjectivism unhooks churchmen’s minds from reality.
Are they fully aware of how mad they are, when virtually everyone shares
in their madness? And if they are not fully aware, do they necessarily
disqualify themselves as churchmen? Pascendi suggests to me that
sedevacantism is not binding.
"By no means everyone agrees with letting the Conciliar churchmen off
the hook in this way, but that is of secondary importance. Back to
Pascendi – what is of primary importance is to give glory to God and
to save our souls by submitting our minds to that one objective Faith
which God has revealed, and without which nobody can please God. Back to
Pascendi – what is of primary importance is to give glory to God
and to save our souls by submitting our minds to that one objective
Faith which God has revealed, and without which nobody can please God.…"
NOW Comments: As far back as we can remember, Bp. Williamson has used
some of the most strained arguments one will ever encounter in a
feeble attempt to extricate the conciliar
"popes" from bearing any responsibility for their heretical words and
deeds. Back in the 1990s he was writing about the inculpability of John
Paul II by virtue of him being in a "liberal dream," based on the
inadequate seminary training he had back in Poland. Last year Benedict
XVI was given a free pass by Bp. Williamson because Ratzinger's "poor
mind, however gifted, is sick," due to him being steeped in modern
German philosophy. (See Novus Ordo Watch archive for
And what we find above is just a variation of this line of argument,
only now the culprit is "subjectivism," which has led to a "mass of
modern fantasies." Now this is what Bp. Williamson says has caused the
"madness" of the churchmen. Elsewhere in his column he speaks about how
the error of subjectivism "threatened to undermine the
objectivity of all Catholic dogma." Certainly, this was true in the time
of Pope St. Pius X and remains so today, but, unfortunately, the flaw in
Bp. Williamson's argument is that he leaves culpability out of
equation, knowing that his position cannot possibly stand once this is
introduced. Also omitted is the fact that St. Pius labeled pride
and curiosity the two key faults leading to the apostasy of
Yes, the error of subjectivism is at the heart of Modernism, but
that in no way renders Modernists blameless or at least of diminished
culpability. If it did, then St. Pius would have been wrong to
excommunicate Modernists such as Fathers Alfred Loisy and George
Tyrrell, because they would have been victims of a liberal dream or a
modern fantasy and thus no more responsible than poor, confused Fathers
Karol Wojtyla and Joseph Ratzinger. (One is permitted to wonder whether
Bp. Williamson wants similarly to excuse the rebellion of Simon Magus,
Arius, Martin Luther, John Calvin and other heresiarchs due to "mental
It is noteworthy that Bp. Williamson never bothers to back up his
statements with Church sources, which is completely reasonable because
he can't. Once the magisterium is introduced to the discussion,
the bishop's line of argumentation is shown to be severely wonting.
Because, to begin with, Canon Law posits that unless there is real
mental impairment (or, say, coercion by another), than a person is
deemed accountable for his actions. Now mental impairment doesn't mean
someone buying into a false belief system, which is what Bp. Williamson
is suggesting, it means reduced ability to comprehend. If Modernists
were merely individuals confused into believing false teachings, then
St. Pius X would be unjust to excommunicate them as they were incapable
of knowing the wrongness of their position. Of course, we know that
wasn't the case, as he held them completely accountable for going
against the teaching of the Church.
Also noteworthy is that heresy and apostasy are two terms
not used here by Bp. Williamson. Could it be that he's afraid his
readers will start wondering why he's excusing Novus Ordo leaders who
are spreading such poison? It well could be so. Yet heresy and apostasy
are precisely what St. Pius X was battling. This is clear when we read
the following renunciation of a Modernist proposition that His Holiness
insisted be sworn by all those with positions of influence in the
"I entirely reject the heretical
misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to
another different from the one which the Church held previously...."
The Oath Against Modernism
Let's read a key phrase again: heretical
misrepresentation. Not fantasies, liberal dreams, sick minds, modern
madness or some other rhetorical write-off, but heretical
misrepresentation. So who's interpreting Modernism
correctly: St. Pius X or Bp. Williamson? They can't both be right.
Finally, as far as Bp. Williamson's argument that his
letting these men "off the hook" is of "secondary importance" to the
salvation of souls, we ask: If these men are not true Catholic
authorities, then not adhering to them is of primary importance,
because following false shepherds is most assuredly a danger to our
Pope Saint Pius X:
should anybody, which may God
forbid, be so rash as to defend any one of the propositions,
opinions or teachings condemned in these documents [Pascendi and its
companion anti-Modernist syllabus,
Lamentabili] he falls, ipso facto, under the censure contained
under the chapter "Docentes" of the constitution "Apostolicae Sedis,"
which is the first among the excommunications latae sententiae,
simply reserved to the Roman Pontiff.
Bp. Williamson plays cat and mouse
'…the nightmare is still going on'
'Priest' says clerical sex abuse issue not over
"A Catholic priest, who for over 20 years has been a leading
advocate of the rights of people sexually abused by clergy, has
warned the worst is not over where the issue is concerned. 'Nothing
could be further from the truth,' US Dominican priest Fr Tom Doyle
has said. A canon lawyer and former US air force chaplain, in 1985
he helped draft a report on clerical child sex abuse for America's
Abuse scandal still echoes through Catholic Church
Moral outrage or damage control?
'Pope' removes Illinois 'monsignor' from 'priesthood'
"Pope Benedict XVI has removed an Illinois monsignor from the
priesthood following allegations of sexual misconduct, church
officials said. Monsignor Eugene Costa, 57, of Springfield, is the
former pastor of St. John Vianney Church in Sherman and Holy Family
Church in Athens. He has been on leave since January 2005.
NOW Comments: Pardon the cynicism, but with the serious
financial rat hole the Novus Ordo church has suffered—the
myriad bankruptcies and other payouts caused by the "pedophile
priest" plague, not to mention an equally serious hit the sect has
taken in terms of its public image and credibility as a voice of
moral authority, the motives behind Benedict's recent get-tough
measures are ambiguous at best, all the more so when this bit of
Ireland: Former 'priest' pleads guilty to sex
"A former priest yesterday pleaded guilty at the Circuit Criminal
Court in Tralee, Co Kerry, to 53 counts of indecent assault against
three females and two males. The offences occurred in Co Kerry
between 1965 and 1973 and there were 32 counts of indecent assault
on one of the boys and 16 on one of the girls."
Tell us sweet lies, Rudy
Giuliani to conservatives: I'm with you on judges
"Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani Friday assured
conservatives he will nominate Supreme Court justices they would
find acceptable. Speaking in Washington to
the Federalist Society,
a group of influential conservative lawyers, Giuliani said he would
nominate justices in the vein of the current conservative wing of
Oh, by the way:
Rudy employs pal, accused "pedophile priest"
Ohio 'priest' removed after allegation of sexual
"According to Bishop Daniel Conlon, Father Gary Zalenski, the pastor
of Scared Heart Parish in Neffs, was withdrawn from active ministry
as a result of a credible allegation of having sexually assaulted a
minor in 1991 when he was a pastor in Lore City, Ohio."
Only 'Wanted' posters will help!
Ontario 'diocese' to use posters in fight against abuse
"Three new posters aimed at eliminating sexual abuse will soon be
made available throughout the Diocese of London. The posters are
part of a new sexual abuse policy being developed by a From
Isolation to Action (FITA) committee established in the diocese."
Good question, just don't expect a straight answer
Oakland group wants to know why lewd 'priest' was made
"A small but emotional group gathered outside the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Oakland headquarters Friday to question why a priest with
a public lewdness arrest was chosen to oversee the Pleasanton
parish. 'This man committed a deviant sex act and wanted to be
seen,' said [Joey] Piscitelli, director of the Northern California
chapter of SNAP. 'The Bishop is testing this priest on the people of
Bella: an incomplete Catholic message
The Bellum that Bella wages against the Merchants of Death
Missouri school suspends choral director after abuse
"The choral director at St. Louis Community College at Meramec has
been suspended with pay as administrators look into claims he had
sex with one of his high school students nine years ago. Larry Stukenholtz was told of the decision Friday afternoon following a
meeting of the college's board of trustees, said Community College
System Spokesman Pat Crowe."
Said the spider to the fly?
Philippine abuse victims promised help by 'archidiocese'
“'Come and see us,' Msgr. Achilles Dakay, media liaison officer of
the Cebu Archdiocese, advised the teenage girls who complained they
were harassed by a priest last year. Dakay said they want to
talk to all the girls who accused Fr. Benedicto Ejares of acts of
lasciviousness, child abuse and sexual harassment so the archdiocese
can help them."
Scottish 'bishop' apologizes for 'pedophile priest"
"The Bishop of Whitby, the Right Reverend Robert Ladds, said he was
sorry to the individuals affected by the actions of former
Middlesbrough clergyman Trevor Ward. Ward's victims were invited to
the special service to pray for a return of trust to the parish of
the Church of St Agnes in Easterside."
'He ruined so many lives'
Molestation case continues for former L.A. 'priest'
"A former priest accused of molesting two boys he met while serving
at churches in Pico Rivera and Los Angeles will return to court Nov.
30. Clad in an orange Los Angeles County Jail jumpsuit, Michael
Stephen Baker, 59, appeared Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court for
fabulously hideous interfaith 'shrine'
A colossal monument to diabolic disorientation
"Thus it is clear the new basilica at Fatima is a
monument to the diabolic disorientation of neo-modernism and ecumenism.
This explains why there is nothing Catholic about its construction. This
explains why there is nothing holy in its appearance. This explains why
the average Catholic who still has the sensus fidei gapes at the
building as something from another planet."
NOW Comments: Ah, yes, "diabolical disorientation," the
one-size-fits-all explanation neo-traditionalists prefer to use rather
than that nasty little word apostasy. It permits them to avoid
acknowledging culpability of conciliar leaders (depending on the
situation, of course, and who is involved).
Revolutionary rumblings in once-Catholic nation
An earthquake shaking the
“'I also burn the Monarchy!' was the slogan being shouted in
Barcelona and all of Catalonia by the separatist movement of that
province at recent demonstrations. It was not only shouted, but
followed by the actual burning of pictures of King Juan Carlos and
Queen Sophia, present day monarchs of Spain. It is the first time
such an outburst has occurred in the 32 years (1975-2007) of the
constitutional monarchy that was artificially restored by Dictator
'Bishops' go native in Papua New Guinea
dancing, heathen "bishops"…everything but the Catholic Faith!
Papua New Guinea bishops
Iowa diocese fails to file bankruptcy plan as scheduled
"The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport failed to file a bankruptcy
reorganization plan yesterday, missing a court deadline. The diocese
offered little explanation for missing the deadline. The plan they
were due to submit is necessary so that damages can be paid to
people who have accused the diocese's priests of sexual abuse."
And, as we predicted, no communion ban for pro-abort,
'Catholic bishops' offer voting guide, allowing some flexibility on
issue of abortion
"The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops approved principles Wednesday
intended to guide Catholics in choosing whom to vote for but leaving
the door open for them to back candidates who support abortion
rights. Nearly all the bishops approved the document, 'Forming
Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.' That broad consensus might
help the church avoid the fissures that occurred in 2004, church
experts said, when some conservative Catholic groups issued voter
guidelines that identified abortion as 'non-negotiable' and a group
of bishops touched off a debate about whether Catholic candidates
who back abortion rights should be denied Communion."
Catholic Bishops debate on voting
Democrats' secret weapon - How American bishops kept abortion legal for
NOW Comments: There is nothing at all surprising in this
document; it is, rather, exactly what we've come to expect from the
USCCB, echoing legitimate Catholic teaching in one sentence and
qualifying it away in the next. As the article suggests, it "seemed
to offer something for everyone," pleasing both "pro-choice" and
pro-life factions in the Novus Ordo church. After all the doubletalk,
though, the bottom line, quite simply, is that for these "bishops" the
life of the unborn very definitely is a negotiable issue. Let
them wax eloquent all they want about fighting the "culture of death,"
when you cut through the rhetoric they are (aside from a precious few
weak-kneed, ineffectual exceptions) a collection of tinplate hypocrites
who would to a man have no problem rubbing elbows at posh dinners with
pro-abortion politicians after giving them communion earlier in the day.
And they're going to tell us how to form our consciences? What a joke!
described as 'an evil man and a flaming homosexual'
Was the most powerful 'Cardinal' in America after Vatican II a
"A woman using the pseudonym Agnes for her own protection claims
that she was raped by “Cardinal” Bernardin. She has testified to
this in a sworn deposition, in accounts to investigators, in
affidavits submitted in support of others’ cases against Bernardin,
in phone calls and letters to “Church” officials, and in sworn
affidavits with Vatican officials.
Agnes claims that when she was eleven years old – which was several
decades ago – Joseph Bernardin raped her as part of a satanic ritual
which Bishop John J. Russell of Charleston, South Carolina also took
part in. Agnes was brought to the ritual by an abusive father who
was a member of a satanic cult. Agnes said that her dad offered her
to the cult as part of a satanic sacrifice.…"
They who understand
Amchurch Comes Out
Attorney: Bernardin lied, visited crime
Sex scandal death knell for Church? [Bernardin & Co.'s ritualistic
Also see: Bernardin feature in the Novus Ordo Watch archive for
Church money went in part to please male lover
Connecticut judge denies sentencing delay for
"A federal judge denied a request by the Rev. Michael Jude Fay, who
pleaded guilty to stealing up to $1 million from St. John Roman
Catholic Parish, to delay his sentencing due to his cancer. The
denial was filed on Oct. 25. Federal prosecutors opposed the
request, saying the former pastor of Darien’s oldest Catholic church
began his criminal activity in 1999 and his victims should not have
to wait longer for justice."
The Rise and Fall of Fr. Fay
Conciliar 'openness' = apostasy
A look at Venice's 'Catholic' mosque
"The pastor of the parish, Don Aldo Danieli, 69, affirms, 'It's
useless to speak of religious dialogue and then bang the door on
their face. Pope John Paul II addressed them as, "dear Muslim
brothers." How can we close our church doors to them?'"
NOW Comments: If Danieli was a real Catholic pastor,
welcoming Muslims to his church would have been to draw them out of
the darkness of Islamism, not reinforce their devilish errors
by inviting to worship their false god, Allah, there!
Victims groups view 'explanation' with distrust
abuse in church found to mirror society
"An increase in reported incidents of sexual abuse of children by
Catholic priests in recent decades mirrors a jump in such incidents
in society as a whole, according to preliminary findings by
researchers hired by the Catholic Church to find answers to the
abuse crisis. The findings, released yesterday at the Fall Assembly
of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore,
worried advocates for abuse victims, who said they hoped that sexual
abuse by priests would not be played down just because other members
of society did the same."
(Warning: Disturbing content)
Sodomite 'educators' teach grade school students ABC's of Hell
Extremely slick propaganda directed at the youngest of children! The
linked videos are from It's Elementary, a 78-minute feature
film produced by homosexual activists. These are actual scenes from
elementary schools in Massachusetts and New York.
Deemed a tad too 'ecumenical'
Officiating at interfaith funeral prompts firing of Baltimore priest
"Baltimore's new Roman Catholic archbishop removed a priest
who was pastor of three South Baltimore parishes for offenses that
include officiating at a funeral Mass with an Episcopal priest,
which violates canon law. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien personally
ordered the Rev. Ray Martin, who has led the Catholic Community of
South Baltimore for five years, to resign from the three churches
and sign a statement yesterday apologizing for 'bringing scandal to
NOW Comments: Whoa, there, hang on just a minute, "Abp."
O'Brien! What about
Marriott spokesman: new approach 'less values-oriented'
So long, Gideons (post-Christian hotels remove Bibles, add 'adult
"In the rooms of Manhattan's trendy Soho Grand Hotel guests can
enjoy an eclectic selection of underground music, iPod docking
stations, flat-screen TVs and even the living company of a
complimentary goldfish. But, alas, the word of God is nowhere to be
found. Unlike traditional hotels, the 10-year-old boutique has never
put Bibles in its guest rooms, because 'society evolves'" says hotel
spokeswoman Lori DeBlois.…
Hide your crosses or else, they're told
'Bishops' barred from visit to Jerusalem's Wailing
"No crosses at the Western Wall was the message sent by a rabbi to a
group of Austrian Catholic bishops who refused to hide their
Christian crosses before entering the courtyard of the Western Wall,
the Jewish people's holiest prayer site."
NOW Comments: The delegation, led by Vienna's "Cardinal"
Christoph Schonborn, was turned away by the Western Wall Rabbi
Shmuel Rabinovitch, who explained the move to the Jerusalem Post
by declaring: "Crosses are a symbol that hurts Jewish feelings." He
refused to elaborate, though rekindling memories of a certain
event that took place in that city one Passover nearly 2000
years and the great complicity of his religious ancestors, the
Pharisees, in perpetrating the crime are no doubt things Rabinovitch
would prefer to avoid at all costs.
Victims group issues angry letter on hush money
Chicago's 'archbishop' elected USCCB president
"Francis Cardinal George has been elected president of the U.S.
Conference of Bishops, winning about 85 percent of his colleagues'
votes. George received 188 of 222 votes for the presidency at the
bishops' conference in Baltimore on Tuesday."
Ratzinger Flashback: No particular form of primacy 'binding on
Vatican-Orthodox commission agrees on primacy of Pope; differ on
"A joint commission working to heal the 1,000-year split between the
Catholic and Orthodox churches has agreed the Pope has primacy over
all bishops but disagrees over just what that authority permits him
"Certainly, no one who claims allegiance to Catholic theology
can simply declare the doctrine of primacy null and void,
especially not if he seeks to understand the objections and
evaluates with an open mind the relative weight of what can be
determined historically. Nor is it possible, on the other hand,
for him to regard as the only possible form and, consequently,
as binding on all Christians the form this primacy has taken in
the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The symbolic gestures of
Pope Paul VI and, in particular, his kneeling before the
representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch [the schismatic
Patriarch Athenagoras] were an attempt to express precisely this
and, by such signs, to point the way out of the historical
[Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology
(San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1987), p. 198]
For more see:
"Cardinal" Ratzinger Denies Dogma of Papal Primacy
and 'patron saint' of the Vatican II revolution
'A great Christian': 30 Days interview on 'beatification' of
Fr. Antonio Rosmini
Rosmini’s best known work is certainly
The Five Wounds of the Holy Church.
Put on the Index, it was fully rehabilitated before the Index of
Forbidden Books was itself abolished… [NOW Comments: Not so.
Paul VI's attempted abolition of the Index occurred in 1966, whereas
the supposed full rehabilitation did not come until 2001 with a
decree issued by
then-"Cardinal" Joseph Ratzinger, some 35 years later.]
Saraiva Martins: It’s a book in some ways prophetic,
anticipatory, perhaps too much so for its times. And the destiny of
prophets, in the Bible but also, alas, in the history of the Church,
is often that of being misunderstood and persecuted.…
Another of the wounds
pointed out by Rosmini had to do with the liturgy…
Rosmini understood the drama of a liturgy that was no longer
comprehensible to the people and, often, not even by the celebrants
themselves. Also in this his intuition anticipated the movement for
liturgical renewal and of the needs expressed in the Constitution
of Vatican II.
Rosmini's serious errors were condemned by the Church, and Rosmini
retracted them (see Denzinger 1891ff., note 2), but,
remember, it's these very errors (in some cases, heresies) that make
him a hero to the conciliar church, it's these errors that
John Paul II and Ratizinger went to such great lengths to
"rehabilitate." Why? Simply because in the errors found in
Wounds of the Holy Church
and elsewhere in
his writings, Rosmini anticipated certain errors (noted in the
accompanying links) that would be heartily embraced by the Novus
Ordo church and which it has no intention of retracting.
Rosmini rehabilitation and the Ratzinger agenda
Blessed Liberty: The posthumous miracle of Antonio Rosmini
Antonio Rosmini among the inspiring
figures of Vatican II
Proposal doomed to failure
California 'bishops' won't support
communion ban of pro-abort politicos
"Bishops to consider excluding pro-abortion politicians
from communion, but California’s prelates unlikely to support such a
Another vocation lost to 'renewal'?
Nun pleads no contest in sex abuse case
"A 79-year-old Roman Catholic nun pleaded no contest Monday to two
counts of indecent behavior with a child for alleged sexual
encounters with two male students at a church convent and school
where she was principal during the 1960s. The nun, Norma Giannini,
and her attorney left the courthouse without comment after entering
the pleas in Milwaukee County Circuit Court."
From the same town that brought you Joseph Bernardin!
Dusting off skeleton in pedophile-coddling 'archbishop's' closet
"In February 2003…the Chicago Sun-Times
reported that Father Kenneth Martin of Wilmington, Del., a
consultant to the archdiocese on liturgical texts, had been staying
at the cardinal's mansion during his monthly visits to Chicago. He
had been staying there despite the fact that he had pleaded guilty
in 2001 in Maryland to sexually abusing a teenage boy over three
years in the 1970s when he was a lay teacher. Martin received a
suspended sentence and was declared by the diocese to be a "priest
in good standing" in Wilmington, provided he not do public
NOW Comments: Martin was allowed to be "ordained" despite
admitting to having repeatedly abused a boy over a span of three
Oy vey, so get over it, already!
Burke angered by synagogue's hosting of women's
"The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis and a Jewish Reform
congregation are on the same side when it comes to advocating for
immigrants and the poor, often finding common ground in a zeal for
social justice. But when the Central Reform Congregation offered its
synagogue for Sunday's ordination of two women in a ceremony
disavowed by the Roman Catholic church, it drew the ire of church
officials and a pledge to never again partner with the
NOW Comments: Interesting to note that the "conservative"
Burke is said here to be "advocating for immigrants (read illegal
immigrants, still more proof of his phoniness.
Including roles as political candidates,
America's 'Jesuit' editor promotes religious liberty for
"Sadly history shows that there were times that Christians
persecuted pagans, and there were times when pagans persecuted
Christians. Hopefully we are beyond that today. Certainly since
Vatican II, the Catholic Church has acknowledged religious freedom
as a right for all people." "
Boston Clergy Abuse Scandal: 'Cardinal' Law reacts to release of
"In January 2002, Boston Globe publishes troves of once secret
documents surrounding case of notorious Boston pedophile priest John
Geoghan. News reporters and the public react with dismay amidst
further calls for resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law. News report
by David Boeri of WCVB TV Channel 5 in Boston."
'Archdiocese' allowed Geoghan's serial abuse for decades
A friendly reminder: It's…
National Praying to God Month
"Now, the ultimate test: November has been declared as
or National Praying to God Month, by the Serra Club of St. Alphonsus
Church in Greenwich Village."
A rare instance of justice prevailing
Swedish anti-sodomite web editor cleared of hate speech
"Sweden's Supreme Court has cleared website editor Leif Liljeström
of charges of acting as an accessory to incitement to hatred of
homosexuals. Liljeström, who runs the Christian website Bibeltemplet,
was previously sentenced to one month in prison by the Court of
Appeal for allowing the publication of hateful comments about
budget film slips atheism through backdoor
Is The Golden Compass anti-Catholic?
"The fantasy film is based on a novel by Philip Pullman called
Northern Lights. It is already attracting attention in the US for
avoiding much of the book’s perceived anti-Catholic rhetoric. (. . .
From the trailer:) Narrator: “[This] is a world dominated by the
Magisterium, which seeks to control all humanity, and whose greatest
threat, is the curiosity of a child.…”
"There are so many other details
in the story that I could name as examples of the venomous anti
Christian and particularly anti Catholic bigotry in these books. The
‘tempter’ is an ex nun who flat out tells the two children that
Christianity is a mistake…and there is also a thinly veiled
reference to sex when the book says her greatest time of ‘bliss’ was
not when she was a nun. She also goes on to tell these two 12 year
old kids that she was not married but lived with a man for four
years. Then there is a bizarre story of the two male ‘angels’ who
are in love with each other."
His Dark Materials
Snopes.com on The Golden Compass
‘Catholic’ actress to star in anti-Catholic fantasy trilogy
FOX News Interview: Some 'Catholic' leaders upset over new Kidman
Critics slam Golden Compass for 'castrating' anti-Church
Christian groups claim pro-atheist 'stealth campaign' in Golden
NOW Comments: It's a little surprising that even a reasonably
decent Novus Ordo "Catholic" would agree to star in this movie, but
A-list actress Nicole Kidman is doing exactly that, playing what in
Pullman's books is a very vicious caricature of a manipulative woman
who supports the Magisterium (in other words, the Catholic Church).
Granted, Kidman has said she wouldn't knowingly take part in an
anti-Catholic film and The Golden Compass has largely
downplayed the explicit anti-Catholic themes in the novels, but
still she knew that already, conceding the film 'has been watered
down a little.' Despite her knowing the antireligious nature of the
trilogy, she's also signed on to appear in the sequels. But what
does that matter, it could be argued, if the Catholic-bashing has
been toned down? What matters is that the novels haven't had a great
deal of sales outside of the U.K., so if the movies are successful
they will spike the market for the books in other countries and
those books are overtly atheistic, with the "happy ending" of the
series being the death of God (identified as the feeble, senile
"Authority"). Kidman's failure to denounce Pullman's books, while
helping bring them a larger readership, does not speak well of her
love for a Church she claims is "part of my essence."
'New Springtime' Update
Three once-Catholic Latin nations join drive for 'gay' rights
"Three Latin American countries have joined with
non-profit organizations to launch an international campaign to
advance the legal rights of homosexuals, the Catholic Family and
Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reports."
As God-haters seek to impose their will
Pharmacies not stocking abortion drugs are targeted as lawbreakers
"A federal court Thursday confirmed that the right of Washington
pharmacists to obey their conscience when they object to dispensing
abortion-inducing drugs on religious grounds will be protected while
a lawsuit by two pharmacists and a pharmacy owner moves forward.
The court halted newly passed regulations, which the pharmacy and
pharmacists are challenging, until a decision is reached in the
NOW Comments: Catholics must view the passage of such
regulations as ominous. Yes, this ruling is an important victory in
the ongoing culture war against those who seek to impose a godless
totalitarianism on America (and in other nations where the war is
being waged), but this is hardly the end of the matter. For, if a
government can pass laws requiring pharmacies to stock
abortifacients, then what is to stop it from mandating that
bookstores carry immoral works or clothing stores immodest fashions?
And moving to other fields of endeavor, what's to stop it from
dictating what news sources report or what priests preach from the
pulpit? These types of regulations must be fought tooth and nail
until their proponents are clearly shown to be the enemies of God
and man and forced out of positions of power or else a stealth
Communism will be soon imposed.
Victim advocacy groups critical of his record
George expected to be next head of U.S. conciliar
"The nation's bishops are expected to elect the archbishop of
Chicago to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at an
upcoming meeting in Baltimore."
Thus giving Burke a chance to playact as orthodox Catholic
Women to go ahead with 'ordination' ceremony despite warnings
"The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has warned two Saint Louis women
they will excommunicate themselves if they undergo a planned
“ordination ceremony” scheduled for this Sunday."
NOW Comments: "Archbishop" Raymond Burke provided some
unintentional humor when he warned the women that they'd leave him
with no choice but to "excommunicate" them "in order to protect the
faithful from grave spiritual deception." Let's see, he wouldn't be
spiritually deceiving anyone himself, would he? LOL
Featuring anime-styled cartoon characters
Called Today: A site for Novus Ordo 'vocations'
in the 21st Century
Including hip Father Michael, who sports a "soul patch" as he
says "Mass," and Sister Leah, who wears really tight jeans
as a lector and around her convent.
From Christ or Chaos
No magisterial status
"People believe that George W. Bush is 'pro-life' despite
all empirical evidence to the contrary. People believe that
Joseph Ratzinger is a 'friend of Tradition' even though he
believes in the Modernist conception of the 'evolution' of
truth, including dogmatic truth. Nothing will convince those who
believe in things that are contrary to the actual facts when
they are committed to believing their fairy tales."
Major new book on the subject
'Sacrilege: Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church'
"The bishops made excuses, but the excuses did not excuse. Bishops
claimed they were only following the advice of psychologists, but
they put abusive priests in parishes even when the psychologists
warned against it. Why hadn't bishops ever gotten angry at abusers?
Why were abusers treated so gently, when men who left the priesthood
to marry were treated so harshly? Why had bishops lied to parents?
Why hadn't they disciplined their clergy, when they seemed so eager
to micromanage everything else in America, from what married couples
did in bed to what the government did about immigration?"
'Communism is Dead' Update
Restrictions on Bibles for Olympic guests: 'business as usual' for
"Athletes and visitors can bring into China
only one Bible for 'personal use.' Having more than that will be
considered propaganda, something punishable under China’s laws.
Falun Gong literature and meeting underground religious communities
will also be strictly forbidden. Thus the whole world will now learn
what ‘Made in China’ religious repression actually means."
Rock's corrupting of culture
Twenty years ago today
"We are all rockers now. National Review
publishes its own chart of the
Fifty Greatest Conservative Rock Songs,
notwithstanding that most of the honorees are horrified to find
themselves on such a hit parade. The National Review
countdown of the All-Time Hot 100 Conservative Gangsta Rap Tracks
can’t be far away.…" [How about
rocking Passionist priests, while
you're at it?]
music and the Catholic teen
Black light 'crucifix' in Singapore church
But still pro-abortion?
Blair to become Novus Ordo 'Catholic'
"The former prime minister will be received into his new church in a
mass at the private chapel of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the
leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. He has
been guided by Fr John Walsh, a former RAF chaplain who celebrated
mass at Chequers, and Fr Mark O’Toole, the cardinal's secretary."
File under 'Empty Rhetoric'
German 'cardinal' decries seminarians' religious education
"Cardinal Friedrich Wetter of Munich has
complained about the lack of religious knowledge among candidates
for the priesthood in Germany."
NOW Comments: This is an unwitting self-incrimination
of the whole rotten Novus Ordo establishment, of course, and the
"renewal" of the seminary system implemented as a result of Vatican
II directives. Yet the lack of religious knowledge is less the issue
than what sort of knowledge is being taught to them.
Celebration around fried egg 'altar'
Fitting, as he runs the sacrilegious equivalent
'Bishop' backs campaign to legalize brothels
"A Roman Catholic bishop in the city of Portsmouth is backing a
campaign to legalize brothels without in any way condoning
NOW Comments: But backing their legalization is
Wonder why he didn't publicly honor Pascendi
centennial? Now you know!
Ratzinger: The teachings of the Popes against Modernism are obsolete
"Presenting to the press the document Instruction on the
Theologian's Ecclesial Vocation composed by the Congregation of the
Doctrine of the Faith, Card. Joseph Ratzinger affirms that the
teachings of the Popes against Modernism, Liberalism and
Evolutionism are obsolete. According to him, they were only valid
for the times for which they were written, for pastoral purposes.
This is positively a modernist statement."
You can't up make this stuff!
'Priest' arrested for stalking late night TV host Conan O'Brien
"The Boston priest who was busted for stalking Conan O'Brien
followed the Late Night star all over the country - and even
popped up in Italy in search of his obsession, police sources said."
Demonic appearance in photo?
"A Colorado man reports he was able to kick his drug habit after a
photograph of him at a relative's anniversary celebration showed –
literally – a demon on his shoulder."
murderer accused of child rape, torture in occult rites
Court reinstates lawsuit involving priest's Satanic rituals
"In a decision which will have far-reaching effects in clergy abuse
cases and eerily issued just days before Halloween, the Sixth
District Court of Appeals in Ohio has reinstated a 2005 lawsuit
involving alleged satanic rituals against a Toledo priest who was
convicted last year in the 1980 murder of a nun.
"Roman Catholic Gerald Robinson, now 69, was convicted in May, 2006,
of the murder of a 71-year-old nun and was sentenced to 15 years to
life. His request to remain free pending appeal was denied."
Was jailed priest in satanic sex ring?
Killer priest convicted — but denial
(touches on Satanic elements of the
Once-Catholic nation has become a post-Vatican II
Heated controversy in Chile over the 'morning after pill'
Association of Pharmaceutical Chains (Anacaf) met with Chile’s Health
Ministry (Minsal) this week to discuss fines imposed on those pharmacies
that have refused to dispense emergency contraceptives to customers."
Australian Intercultural Society
to fund project
Muslim appointed by ACU as new chair in Islamic
"Australian Catholic University has appointed Dr Ismail Albayrak to its
inaugural Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations."
Admits having 'grown very close' to a woman
EWTN star 'Fr.' Francis Mary Stone steps aside to 'discern my vocation'
"Regretfully, I have a message that does not come without
significant pain to both you and me. I have to tell you in all honesty
and truth, that I have been personally involved with helping a widow and
her struggling family. Over the course of time, the mother and I have
grown very close. As a result, I am compelled to take some time off to
prayerfully and honestly discern my future."
California's fatal fascination with Sodom
Middle school cancels 'cross-dressing' day, media surprisingly mum
"If a middle school in Northern California
had on its events schedule a cross-dressing, gender-shift day
encouraging children to attire themselves as a member of the opposite
sex, wouldn't you expect liberal media members across the fruited plain
to be all over the story?"
Involved with HIV project
Retired 'bishop' who served in SW Florida named in sex abuse suit
"A retired Catholic bishop who served in Collier County
from 2004 until April 2007 is accused in a lawsuit filed in Sarasota
Circuit Court of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 42-year-old Cuban
Okay, but where's the crucifix?
New church thrills Vietnamese Catholic community
"Orlando's Vietnamese Catholics, religious
nomads since the 1975 fall of Saigon, finally have found a permanent
home in a distinctive house of worship. The windows reflect images of
the martyr St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh. The pews are filled with hymnals
titled Thanh Ca Viet Nam. And in his native tongue, Deacon Nuoc Van Dang
reads the Holy Gospel."
Priest called serial molester
"A prominent Jesuit priest who traveled around the globe as a spiritual
shepherd brought a teenage boy on at least one of his international
trips and molested him repeatedly, federal authorities charged Friday.
Rev. Donald McGuire faced a judge in Dirksen
Federal Courthouse on charges that he traveled to Switzerland and
Austria in December 2000 to engage in sexual misconduct with a minor,
who is now 21 and a college student."
Dawn of the 'animan'
Hell inside England
"Having been created by a human, Frankenstein's monster had no soul. But
having a brain he could think, a process alleged to be 'quite simply the
physical workings of the brain.' In any case, not having a soul, he is
left off the hook of eternal damnation for his murders and suicide. But
humans do have souls. So, the grafting of a human with an animal brings
up an interesting, albeit a macabre question, as to whether or not the
new hybrids will have souls."
The 'new, improved' way
'Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament'
111 claimants filed against 'Jesuits' in Alaska
Settlement talks continue in clergy sex abuse cases
"Settlement talks in the multiple child sexual abuse cases lodged
against the Society of Jesus Oregon Province continue to be actively
Activities surrounded by secrecy
Neighbors nervous about church plans
"As workers in unmarked vans—presumably from the Boston Catholic
archdiocese—began removing religious artworks from the former St. Andrew
the Apostle Church in recent weeks, neighbors told the Gazette that
they’re growing nervous about the plans of the still-unnamed
John XXIII was prime mover
Vatican II led to openness in Catholic Church towards Jews
"The official version of history doesn't always tell the
whole truth — sometimes it's necessary to seek it out on your own.
According to a top-ranking expert on the Roman Catholic Church's recent
history who addressed a multi-faith gathering in Montreal last month,
some of the late Pope John XXIII's life experiences — including his
early contact with Jews — helped pave the way towards the sweeping 1960s
Church reform which was Vatican II."
Día de los Muertos
Mexicans put own mask on Halloween
On Nov. 2, many Catholic families in
central Mexico leave plates of food and glasses of water in their homes
overnight, alongside a votive candle. Folk tradition has it that the
souls of the dead appear during the night to eat and drink. 'We put out
the offering for my
father,' said Gabriela Gonzalez, a vendor at
the Sonora Market. 'It's a little plate of mole, because that was his
favorite food. And a little shot of brandy, too. And a cigar.'"
In Mexico, a blending of secular and sacred
Syncretism at Loyola Marymount
'God, Great Spirit, Hashem, or Allah…'
“In this series we will focus on Native American Spirituality, Islam,
Taoism, and the Divine Feminine as we continue our journey through the
world's spiritual traditions,” says an advertisement for a Loyola
Marymount University Extension course, titled “Wisdom Walk: Practices
for Creating Peace and Balance from the World’s Spiritual Traditions.”
Along with witches and a devil
Ghouls haunt L.A. Novus Ordo school
"The money raised, which was over $700 last year, is donated to the Holy
Childhood Association, a Los Angeles Archdiocese charity that uses money
raised by children in Catholic schools to provide basic essentials to
underprivileged children. La Purisima Concepcion Catholic School [Vice
Principal Cecilia] Walker said there were very few dress code
restrictions on costumes, allowing for witches, ghouls, at least one
devil, and a very stylish pimp to take part in the charity fundraising.
While 'wearing an all-black, leather, woman's outfit…'
KY 'Catholic' high school principal cited
for prostitution charge
"The principal at a Kentucky Catholic school is taking personal leave
from his job after police in Louisville allegedly found him dressed as a
woman and wearing bondage gear inside his car in a seedy part of town."
Police arrest principal dressed like a woman
When degenerates rule
Once-Catholic Georgetown University to fully fund campus
"The president of prestigious Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic
university in the United States, has promised homosexual activists that
the school will fully fund a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and 'questioning' (LGBTQ) students by next fall. The
pro-homosexual nature of the center is rejection of what is considered a
serious Catholic moral teaching."
From Christ or Chaos
Tone Deaf (Catholics who think Benedict XVII is our friend just aren't
"Joseph Ratzinger's "episcopal" appointments demonstrate full well that
he intends to reward the 'field commanders' of the conciliar revolution
by promoting their lieutenants to their own rank of field commander so
as to carry on the revolutionary causes in full battle array. There is
no intention on 'restoring tradition' by means of the 'episcopal'
appointments in the United States of America or anywhere else in the
In addition to conciliar church
Anti-Catholicism on the rise
"This week, in what appears to be a growing trend
of hostility toward the Catholic Church, a U.N. Official blamed the
Catholic Church for the spread of Aids because of its unwavering
opposition to contraception and promotion of abstinence until Marriage."
Musical advances Modernist agenda
'Altar Boyz' wafer thin, but with 'Mass' appeal
"[T]he most notable
performance - and troubling characterization - is a terrific Cole
Emarine as Mark, an effeminate dreamer with an uncontainable crush on
Matthew. Much of the musical leads up to Mark's song 'Epiphany,' during
which he 'comes out' to Matthew. Not as gay ... as Catholic.
It's a confusing revelation that's far more dubious than the character's
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