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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Michael Voris chatter


Catholic media is full of chatter after Vigano's testimony this weekend and the call for Pope Francis to resign. 

Part of that chatter is focused on Church Militant's Michael Voris for his sudden change of heart about criticizing a sitting pope. 

Full disclosure, I support Church Militant and believe they do a good job in defending and teaching the Faith - particularly when our clergy fail us. I also admire their bulldog attitude in going after corrupt clergy and not letting them get away with it. I think they are doing a very good job and I applaud them daily for their dedicated work. 

That said, I have on my blog disagreed with Church Militant on a few issues over the years. 

One of those times is when I voiced a different opinion on whether or not it is right to publicly criticize a sitting pope. 

My posts: 

    
     In this post, I look at The Remnant's writer Chris Ferrara, the late (God rest his soul) John Vennari of Catholic Family News, Louie Verrecchio of (at the time) Harvesting the Fruits of Vatican II, and myself after Church Militant put out their "manifesto" stating they would not publicly criticize a sitting pope.  

Church Militant's manifesto: 
Quote: “Faithful Catholics need help in persevering through their anxieties and doubts, not continual reinforcement and encouragement of those troubling states. Less faithful Catholics form their judgments of "traditional Catholics" through the lens of perceived dissatisfaction and unhappiness with the Church and the Holy Father. Those who relentlessly criticize the Church, Her leaders, and especially the Holy Father, do immense harm to the Church Herself and discourage both potential converts and those struggling to stay faithful through the crisis that is all around us. The sad reputation of "traditional Catholics" as angry dissidents from virtually everything in the Church today is as well deserved as the reputations of those rightly described as modernists. A line must be drawn when it comes to criticism of the Holy Father, even when he says or does things that would invite appropriate criticism when said or done by those of lower ecclesiastical rank. Errant priests and bishops can be replaced. The Pope cannot. It may make us cringe at times but it always was and always will be true that ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia. There have been extraordinarily awful Popes in the past but, for all that, the Church not only survived but thrived. The Popes immediately before, during and after the Protestant Revolt showed little recognition or understanding of the catastrophe unfolding before them (not unlike the post-conciliar Popes of our own time) yet, from such unpromising soil emerged an astonishing number of great Saints, and the Council of Trent.”
[note: the above quote taken from CM's website has since been either moved or taken down. The original link I have (as given in my blog post= http://www.churchmilitant.tv/faq/papalcriticism.php ) no longer works.] 

Soon after writing the above post, I received a flood of emails, some from Church Militant on the subject. I wrote about our email exchange on... 


In this post, after reading email discussions between Voris and others, I talk about the people who -seemed to me- to want to bully Voris into going against his conscience and criticize Pope Francis. While I disagree with Voris on a persons right to criticize a sitting pope, I defend Voris' right to set his own terms and limits to what he will publicly say about a sitting pope. My point was/is no one should be forced into saying or doing something their conscience tells them not to do. 

I did not get into who felt insulted by Voris' "ecclesiastical porn" judgment of other Catholic media outlets. I again disagree with Voris' take, as I am a daily reader of these outlets and have even been a subscriber to The Remnant paper- which I highly recommend. Each of these outlets hit back at Voris and stood their own ground very well. I couldn't have defended them any better than they defended themselves. More on this later. 

My posts... 


   In this post, I talk about a Vortex episode in which Michael Voris tells Catholics to "take a chill pill", ignore what the media reports about Francis and wait for the Vatican to tell us what the Pope really means when he says outrageous scandalous stuff. 

I couldn't disagree more with Voris on this and state my reasons in the above blog post. 

Now zoom ahead a year later and Michael Voris is himself calling for Pope Francis to resign. This of course, gave many Church Militant followers whiplash after all these years of being told to "take a chill pill" and "don't criticize a sitting pope" or you risk harming the Church and other people! 

Here are a few of Church Militant's current articles suddenly critical of Pope Francis... 


Quote: "Given the horror that has increasingly seized hold of the Church these past 50 years — and which has climbed to unimaginable heights under the pontificate of Pope Francis — now is the appropriate moment for the laity to offer comment, which we are rightly allowed to do according to canon law.
As many people know, Church Militant has taken great pains in the past to avoid public criticism of Pope Francis with regard to various confusing theological writings, interviews and off-the-cuff remarks.
Out of respect for the office of Pope, and so as not to induce scandal, we have dutifully left the work of publicly analyzing his theological content to those above us, more qualified to address those things specifically and those responses we have covered in great detail.
Likewise, we have made a point of steering far clear of any disrespectful or uncharitable comments denigrating the Holy Father owing to his theological pronouncements — but that was in the arena of theology.
The homosexual clerical sex abuse scandal and resulting cover-up is not theological at its foundation, but moral.
And in this arena, the laity are absolutely duty-bound to speak up, for while we may not all be theologians, each one of us is a moral being and will be judged by Our Blessed Lord on how faithfully we have lived in accord with that objective morality.
With that said, Pope Francis, Holy Father, for the salvation of your own soul, you must step down from the Chair of Peter and do so immediately."[clipped] 
  

Now Church Militant has decided it is the right time to criticize a sitting pope...this is not going over well with those Voris has condemned in the past. 

The Remnant is calling Voris out on his sudden change of opinion... "Now, after keeping silent on Francis’ continual violations Church teaching for five years, Voris suddenly rips the man he would previously piously refer to as “The Vicar of Christ on earth,” “The Supreme Roman Pontiff,” and “Sweet Christ on Earth” to absolute shreds."
 
I highly recommend reading Chris Jackson's The Remnant article in full:  

The Remnant isn't the only one calling out Mr. Voris. 

Hilary White has a few things to say also in her blog post "Wish you were here: Mike Voris, just man up and apologise" 
Quote: "I just wrote this ridiculously long thread on Twitter. I’ll only add that though I’m glad Mike has finally got on board, (video here) the way he did it was, to be perfectly frank and given all the crap he’s given a lot of people over the years, churlish and ungracious. Dude, don’t be that guy.
Taylor Marshall and Dom Betinelli have done the more manly thing recently – admitted they were mistaken and wrong to have attacked people who should have been their friends and apologised. Be like them.
I still like Mike, and still want to maintain good professional relations with him. And I look forward to more beer and songs at some point in the future when all is at least a bit better in the world. In professional terms, we go way back and I welcome him to the Super-Sekrit Club, and appreciate his incredible furious flying helicopter of fists now that the crunch seems to be here at last."[clipped] 
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I know this sounds lame, but as a Catholic woman just looking for good sound Catholic news, information and teachings on the Internet- I really, really, really wish everyone could just get along. 

What The Remnant, Church Militant, Catholic Family News and other Catholic media outlets and blogs have to offer is wonderful, inspiring, encouraging, uplifting and is often the glue that keeps so many of us sane in the chaos and mess of the Pope Francis Pontificate. We need your voices in the world today. Please try to sort out your differences and where apologies are needed, give them. 

God bless you all. 


In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


Sources:









**My previous posts on Pope Francis and Michael Voris... 







Monday, August 27, 2018

Welcome to the post 100 year unbinding of Satan!

How do you answer your Catholic family and friends when they ask about the current crisis and on going sex abuse scandals and cover-ups in Christ's Catholic Church? 

Here is a perfect answer...

"Welcome to the post 100 year unbinding of Satan!"



Pray daily for souls and for the Church


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In Christ and praying for all the Church, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 











Sunday, August 26, 2018

Pope Francis Must Resign


Truly, I am stunned by the events of this weekend. The SCATHING letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano about the corruption in the Church is simply stunning.
LifeSiteNews: "In an extraordinary 11-page written statement (see official English text below), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, claims that Pope Francis knew about strict canonical sanctions imposed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them.
In his testimony, dated August 22, Archbishop Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011-2016, states that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis,” and that Viganò personally spoke with Francis about the gravity of McCarrick’s abuse soon after his election in 2013.
But he says that Francis “continued to cover him” and not only did he “not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him” but also made McCarrick “his trusted counselor” who helped him to appoint a number of bishops in the United States, including Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark. 
Archbishop Viganò also implicates Cardinals Sodano, Bertone and Parolin in the cover-up and insists various other cardinals and bishops were well aware, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, McCarrick’s successor as Archbishop of Washington D.C.
“I myself brought up the subject with Cardinal Wuerl on several occasions, and I certainly didn’t need to go into detail because it was immediately clear to me that he was fully aware of it,” he writes. The Cardinal’s “recent statements that he knew nothing about it … are absolutely laughable. He lies shamelessly.”
“Cardinal Wuerl, well aware of the continuous abuses committed by Cardinal McCarrick and the sanctions imposed on him by Pope Benedict, transgressing the Pope’s order, also allowed him to reside at a seminary in Washington D.C. In doing so, he put other seminarians at risk,” he attests.[end quote]
Archbishop Vigano calls out all the wolves by name- Blase Cupich, Joseph W. Tobin, McCarrick, McElroy, Maradiaga and Wuerl to name just a few. From the very top beginning with Pope Francis himself, to the bottom with priests like Father James Martin. 

Quote: "Father James Martin, S.J., acclaimed by the people mentioned above, in particular Cupich, Tobin, Farrell and McElroy, appointed Consultor of the Secretariat for Communications, well-known activist who promotes the LGBT agenda, chosen to corrupt the young people who will soon gather in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, is nothing but a sad recent example of that deviated wing of the Society of Jesus."

Vigano goes even further calling on the pope to resign... 
"Francis is abdicating the mandate which Christ gave to Peter to confirm the brethren. Indeed, by his action he has divided them, led them into error, and encouraged the wolves to continue to tear apart the sheep of Christ’s flock. In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them."

But boy oh boy, I didn't see this coming and I can't believe we are at a place where we need to call for the resignation of a pope. It's sad, but entirely necessary if we are to rid the Church of this corruption. 

If the allegation are true, and they seem to be supported at this time, then Francis should indeed resign. 

What then? 

Michael Matt over at The Remnant thinks Pope Benedict should slip back into place. 
Remnant Editor's Note: "This could well mark the beginning of the end of the disastrous pontificate of Pope Francis. The former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused Francis of repealing sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI on then-Cardinal McCarrick for sexual abuse. This is a charge most serious, perhaps without precedent in modern times.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's 11-page statement, released to the National Catholic Register, accuses Pope Francis of covering for McCarrick, ignoring the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on McCarrick, and also of making McCarrick a trusted counselor who became Francis's "kingmaker" when it came to American appointments and was highly instrumental in the Pope's decision to elevate far-Left bishops such as Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark to the College of Cardinals.
So serious is the cover-up that for the good of the Church and protection of the faithful, Archbishop Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign. But before Francis resigns, we the Catholic faithful demand that he also remove from the College of Cardinals those who conspired even before the 2013 conclave to make Jorge Mario Bergoglio pope come hell or high water. He and the St. Gallen Group know exactly who they are.
Also, as this is an unprecedented moment in papal history, perhaps the unprecedented step of recalling Benedict XVI to the Chair of St. Peter should also be considered sooner rather than later, before this crisis gets any more out-of-control than it already is. May God save His Church MJM"
I would be stunned again if we saw this happen. Personally, I don't think Benedict would go along with this option, but you never know. He might feel responsible for this current Francis chaos and mess and wish to correct the disaster inflicted upon the laity when he, Benedict, abandoned the flock to the wolves. 

Texas Bishop Bishop Joseph E. Strickland said he believes the allegations to be "creditable" and has called for a complete investigation into this matter. He also told all his priests to “include this notice in the masses on August 26, and post it on their websites and other social media immediately.” 

Cardinal Raymond Burke has also spoken out: “The declarations made by a prelate of the authority of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò must be totally taken to heart by those responsible in the Church,” said Burke. “Each declaration must be subject to investigation, according to the Church’s time-tried procedural law." 
"After the truth of each declaration has been established, then the appropriate sanctions must be applied both for the healing of the horrible wounds inflicted upon the Church and her members, and for the reparation of the grave scandal caused,” says Cardinal Burke." 

My personal thoughts on this... this is good for the Church. I think prayers are being answered right now. The Church is at a place where the evil inside the Church can be purged out. 

I pray that Vigano is an example to other Bishops and clergy to speak out and not be afraid. The truth must come out and the rotten clergy removed. 


God bless you Archbishop Vigano for your honesty and fearlessness! 



In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Sources: 

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-us-nuncio-pope-francis-knew-of-mccarricks-misdeeds-repealed-sanction

https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/4049-former-apostolic-nuncio-to-the-united-states-accuses-pope-of-mccarrick-cover-up-calls-on-francis-to-resign 

https://www.lifesitenews.com//news/texas-bishop-urges-thorough-investigation-of-allegations-against-pope-franc 

https://www.lifesitenews.com//news/cardinal-burke-responds-to-former-us-nuncios-explosive-letter-about-pope-fr



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Surfing the web and found these gems...


Time for another post on the assorted insanity I find on the internet.  

First up! 

The derangement of Protestantism continues

Quote: Pastor VanHall says "What would it look like to be a church that looked like the movement that Jesus started and not like the church that we know in America today? Out of that consistent questioning came this model for a brewery church that generates funds for local charities,"

Christopher VanHall pastor of Greater Purpose Community Church in Santa Cruz, California is founding a new "church" which is set to open next summer. His theology is white supremacists killed Jesus and Jesus was a feminist, an environmentalist and LBGTQ affirming- so that is what VanHall's new "church" will be too.  

Quote: "We are all for racial justice, which Jesus was a Palestinian, Jewish rabbi, he was a person of color that was killed by white supremacy so we're usually making every effort to be on the front lines for racial justice. So that's what sets us apart from many American churches." 😕



This "pastor" is opening a brewery in his "church" (which sits below some Planned Parenthood offices) and will be serving beer during the "church" services- he says having two beers will make his sermons better -I believe him. Proceeds from the beer profits and donations (30%-60%) will go to Planned Parenthood and other local progressive charities.  

Source: https://www.christianpost.com/news/beer-church-donates-planned-parenthood-pastor-jesus-killed-white-supremacy-226971/

Thank you Jesus once more that I am Catholic! 🙏

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Next up...Check your Holy Water fonts!!!!!!!! 


Catholic church BANS holy water to keep mosquitoes away


Quote: "A CATHOLIC church has stopped providing holy water for its visitors after virus-spreading tiger mosquitoes were spotted using it to lay eggs. The holy water has been removed from the church of Gesu, known as the church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeurin, in the heart of the old town of the southern French city of Nice."


Quote: "Father Dardonville, the church priest, said that he asked for the water to be removed after a visitor spotted tiger mosquito larvae in it and he says there are not enough staff to deal with the problem. 
A note stuck on the wall above the empty holy water bowl reads: "No water-sanitary reasons, risk of proliferation of tiger mosquitoes". 
Father Dardonville said: "A father and his two children came to warn me about the presence of larvae in the holy water and two days later I put the note up. 

"For safety, I asked for something radical because I could not make sure that the holy water would be changed every other day during my holidays."

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1006399/Catholic-church-BANS-holy-water-to-keep-mosquitoes-away

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A Maine restaurant faced threats of violence when it changed from crinkle-cut to straight-cut fries 


Quote: "The Journal had reported the Waterville restaurant faced threats of violence when it changed from crinkle-cut to straight-cut fries in June. 

Parsons says the change was a financial decision because crinkle-cut fries required special blades that needed to be bought monthly. She says many people felt as new owners they were changing tradition at Bolley's, which had served crinkle-cut fries since it opened in 1962." 

Seriously people? Threats of violence over fries? 😕


Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/restaurant-cites-worldwide-freakout-over-french-fries-214400580.html

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Okay ladies, what do you do if you think someone is going to attack your husband? 

This woman decided - at a high school softball game- to drop her pants and moon the threatening man to distract him from going after her husband. 

Quote: "The Roanoke Times reports 57-year-old Debbie L. McCulley is accused of mooning the stands, but a judge Thursday said the indecent exposure charge could be dropped.

McCulley's husband coaches Glenvar High School junior varsity softball. A Floyd County sheriff's deputy's report says McCulley took the field after a loss to Floyd County High School and exposed her right butt cheek. McCulley said she thought the other coach was going to attack her husband, so she refocused attention." 😮 


Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/mooning-case-against-virginia-softball-coachs-wife-wanes-123354596.html 

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Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals 


Quote in part: "PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has caused particular indignation.

Locals have written to the town hall to demand its removal and are planning a petition.


"There's no need to put something so immodest and ugly in such an historic spot," said Paola Pellizzari, 68, owner of a Venetian art store."  

And... 

Quote: "We're told we have to accept this but this is absolutely unacceptable. It's destroying the legacy of the island. Can't people behave?"

Local mayor Ariel Weil insisted the devices were necessary, however. Paris authorities have rolled out four of the stand-up loos in spots where public peeing has been a problem, and a fifth is planned.

"If we don't do anything, then men are just going to pee in the streets," he said. "If it is really bothering people, we will find another location."


That's just disgusting. 

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/paris-residents-peeved-very-public-eco-friendly-urinals-140031886.html

No mention in the article that migrants are to blame, but clearly that is why this is happening. Paris isn't what it used to be. 
Paris, France migrants camping in streets
Only a matter of time before California decides this is how they will deal with their homeless who are using the streets as restrooms. 
Watch this video if you can... 

Disgusting and horrible. 

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In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Monday, August 20, 2018

I don't believe you Pope Francis


You know the old saying "Actions speak louder than words"? That is something that has been proven time and time again. People can say anything, but what they actually do...their actions, show you if they really mean it or not. A persons actions show their true character. 

This is why Christ said "You will know them by their fruits"
Matthew 7:15-20 (NRSVCE) 
A Tree and Its Fruit15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will know them by their fruits."

Pope Francis put out a statement today (months after he was made aware of the PA report of sexual abuse) that really says nothing. 
Quote in part: “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).  These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.  Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike.  Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient.  Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.  The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults."
I don't believe our current pope. He has routinely supported clergy whom the laity have reported as abusive and/or Bishops sheltering abusive clergy. Recall Chile
"The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I'll speak out," Francis said. "There is not one shred of proof against him. It's slander."
He has since seen the error of his statement, but he learned nothing from it. 


We have a serious homosexual priest problem in the Church and until the Pope sees that, nothing will change. 

Bishop Robert Morlino's open letter
Quote in part: "For the Church, the crisis we face is not limited to the McCarrick affair, or the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, or anything else that may come. The deeper crisis that must be addressed is the license for sin to have a home in individuals at every level of the Church. There is a certain comfort level with sin that has come to pervade our teaching, our preaching, our decision making, and our very way of living.
If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the Book of Proverbs says “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness (Prov. 8:7).” It is an act of love to hate sin and to call others to turn away from sin.
There must be no room left, no refuge for sin — either within our own lives, or within the lives of our communities. To be a refuge for sinners (which we should be), the Church must be a place where sinners can turn to be reconciled. In this I speak of all sin. But to be clear, in the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all. To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further. 
There has been a great deal of effort to keep separate acts which fall under the category of now-culturally-acceptable acts of homosexuality from the publically-deplorable acts of pedophilia. That is to say, until recently the problems of the Church have been painted purely as problems of pedophilia — this despite clear evidence to the contrary. It is time to be honest that the problems are both and they are more. To fall into the trap of parsing problems according to what society might find acceptable or unacceptable is ignoring the fact that the Church has never held ANY of it to be acceptable — neither the abuse of children, nor any use of one’s sexuality outside of the marital relationship, nor the sin of sodomy, nor the entering of clerics into intimate sexual relationships at all, nor the abuse and coercion by those with authorityIn this last regard, special mention should be made of the most notorious and highest in ranking case, that being the allegations of former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s (oft-rumored, now very public) sexual sins, predation, and abuse of power. The well-documented details of this case are disgraceful and seriously scandalous, as is any covering up of such appalling actions by other Church leaders who knew about it based on solid evidence. While recent credible accusations of child sexual abuse by Archbishop McCarrick have brought a whole slew of issues to light, long-ignored was the issue of abuse of his power for the sake of homosexual gratification. It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred. Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy." 

Morlino finishes with: 
"More than anything else, we as a Church must cease our acceptance of sin and evil. We must cast out sin from our own lives and run toward holiness. We must refuse to be silent in the face of sin and evil in our families and communities and we must demand from our pastors — myself included — that they themselves are striving day in and day out for holiness. We must do this always with loving respect for individuals but with a clear understanding that true love can never exist without truth."
Well said Bishop Morlino! Let's hope your letter reaches Pope Francis. 

The homosexual problem isn't just those who have physically abused others. That is horrendous and horrifying beyond words. The problem goes even further. Priests who continually support homosexual relationships and other homosexual priests are a problem too- a problem no state attorney general is going to expose. The damage these clergy do, is mostly spiritual, leading people into eternal Hell by supporting homosexuals in sexual relationships (mortal sin). 

The Church needs to clean house not just of the predators who have sexually abused children and adults, but also the homosexual and pro-homosexual clergy who continually push the homosexual agenda and defy Church Teaching. 

Let's look at some of the pro-homosexual fruits Pope Francis has promoted and surrounded himself with and forced upon the laity. 

Father James Martin. 

Pope Francis appointed James Martin, S.J., as a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications back in 2017. Martin openly supports gay marriage and says people should have "reverence" for homosexual love

Clearly this is in opposition to Catholic teaching which calls for all homosexuals to live chaste lives (as with all unmarried heterosexuals). 

Fr. Martin continually supports homosexual couples in their relationships, defying Church teaching over and over and over again. 


Fr. Martin supporting a lesbian couple. 

Fr. Martin celebrating gay marriage being legalized & calling it a "ProudCatholicMoment" despite Catholic Church which forbids homosexual relations and "marriage".


Fr.Martin promoting a book that celebrates homosexual 'marriages' and couples
Gay book promoted by Fr. Martin on social media.
Fr. Martin continually pushes the gay agenda and leads people away from Catholic Teachings. Not a peep from Pope Francis on any of this-and all of this is very well known. Martin has a large following on social media and his book "Building a Bridge" has the support of many inside the Church- including Bishops. See my review on Martin's book HERE.

He's not the only one. 

Fr. Thomas Rosica. 

Rosica has banned me from all his social media accounts 😊, guess he didn't like my post about him



Rosica, like Martin, supports homosexual couples despite Catholic teaching. 


Rosica: "What I experienced at Holy Redeemer Parish that week was a very powerful and moving week of prayer, dialogue and openness to the Word of God. If ever I felt to be a bridge-builder and healer, it was that week. I learned that Most Holy Redeemer Church is a vibrant parish community consisting of many retired, elderly people of Eastern European communities as well as their new neighbours who were members of the gay community of San Francisco. But not just the gay community, but practicing gay Catholics!" 
Most Holy Redeemer Church is disgustingly pro-gay couples/"marriage". These parishioners are being led away from Christ and salvation and toward eternal Hell.  


Church Militant on Fr. Rosica: 
Quote: "...[Rosica] misled reporters on an almost daily basis at the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family in Rome, injecting his own bias into the daily summaries on the private discussions of the bishops in the Synod Hall in the Vatican. On a very regular basis, he kept suggesting and implying that the bishops were being more accepting of homosexuality. The international secular media ran wild with the stories, which turned out to be flat out false.  We had discussions and dinners with bishops and others who were inside the hall and they each assured us that the topic barely came up if at all.
When he and I had a brief face to face in the press hall during the first synod, he told me that the Church no longer teaches that men and women who are having sex outside of marriage and die in that state go to Hell.
Within the past six months, Fr. Thomas Rosica was lecturing seminarians and responded to one of their questions about the purpose of ecumenism. And he responded, the purpose was to make Jews into better Jews and Muslims into better Muslims. Pressed further, he also said Catholics should not be seeing "potential converts in every non-Catholic." He openly laughed at the idea of trying to bring non-Catholics to the faith.
Why are we revisiting the issue of Fr. Rosica's theological failings? Because his hero — his term — former Fr. Gregory Baum, a Canadian priest, has now come out as an active homosexual who admits in his latest book that he kept his homosexuality a secret all these decades so he could be a part of changing the Church, teaching both at Vatican II and the time after the council."
These priests are just some of the wolves in the Church that more than likely won't show up in any attorney general report. Yet their damage to the laity continues.  

And Pope Francis continues to send them out among the sheep (both Martin and Rosica will be at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland this week). The Church has a homosexual priest problem and as long as Pope Francis denies this, the problems will continue. 

There are many others...including Bishops and Cardinals named in the PA report that are still in their positions (like Wuerl). Wolves. 

Predator priests must be removed at once and handed over to authorities for criminal prosecution. No more hiding them or moving them around to do more damage to innocents. Zero tolerance. 

Homosexual and pro-homosexual priests must be removed as well. The untold spiritual damage they do is costing people their eternal souls. This can't continue. 

Until I see Pope Francis purge the Church of ALL these wolves I simply don't believe him. 

Actions speak louder than words your Holiness, lets see some action! 



In Christ, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Sources: 

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_(slang) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHpKah-Kx-A 

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/04/12/father-james-martin-appointed-pope-francis-vatican-department-communications 

https://www.dw.com/en/chile-pope-francis-questions-sex-abuse-victims-claims-against-bishop-juan-barros/a-42225721 

http://media-downloads.pacourts.us/InterimRedactedReportandResponses.pdf?cb=22148 

http://www.madisoncatholicherald.org/bishopsletters/7730-letter-scandal.html 

http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2017/06/walking-across-fr-james-martins-lgbt.html  


Friday, August 17, 2018

EWTN Press Release: Daniel A. Burke

Daniel A. Burke Named President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News


Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has named Daniel A. Burke to the post of President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. effective Aug. 17, 2018. Burke, who has been serving as the Executive Director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register, will oversee and direct the activities the Network’s global news operations, which include “EWTN News Nightly with Lauren Ashburn,” “The World Over with Raymond Arroyo,” “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly,” “Force for Good,” and Washington, D.C. News Production group as well as The National Catholic Register, Catholic News Agency, ChurchPop, the ACI Group and EWTN’s Vatican Bureau. 

“Over the past several years, EWTN has focused a great deal of effort on creating a global Catholic news platform through television, radio, print and digital,” said Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN Global Catholic Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Dan Burke is a perfect choice to lead these operations. He is uniquely suited to help facilitate cooperation and editorial collaboration across our multiple outlets. I am confident this will result in a greatly strengthened position for all of our news operations.” In his new role, Burke will report directly to Warsaw.

Dan Burke joined EWTN as part of the Network’s acquisition of the National Catholic Register in 2011. Burke’s background, prior to his arrival at EWTN, included global strategy development, business and technology consulting, and organizational development. He is an award-winning author and editor of 11 books on authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan is also the founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate studies in spiritual theology to priests, religious, and laity in more than 70 countries.

“EWTN Foundress Mother Angelica changed the face of Catholicism in America as she advanced the Gospel through her use of the media,” said Burke in reacting to the appointment. “The Network has not only continued her legacy through EWTN, but now through Catholic news has dramatically expanded EWTN’s work of evangelization around the world. I am honored to play a small role in this great work of God and look forward to serving the vital mission of EWTN News as we engage and examine the events of the day through the lens of the teachings of the Church.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 38th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 275 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division. 


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