Day: September 24, 2018


Pope Francis & Richard Cardinal Marx of Munich (Credit: Zenit)

The Disproportionate German Influence in the Holy See

. . .it struck me that, given the collapse of the Church in Germany, it is rather surprising how influential German prelates are with the present Pontificate.  What amazes me is that pretty much everyone recognizes that this is about money.  In Germany, about 70% of church revenues come from church tax (Kirchensteuer), also called worship or cult tax (Kultussteuer) when referring to non-Christian religious bodies.  This is about €9.2 billion (in 2010). . .

by Mark Lambert,

of De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Chicago Priest Flees After Cardinal Cupich Threatens Forcible Removal – Oakes Spalding
Bad Music & Liturgical Tinkering Make Clericalism Worse – Noelle Mering, NC Register
Is Mormonism Christian? – Steve Ray, Defenders of the Catholic Faith
If Red China Can Appoint Bishops, Why Can’t Faithful Catholics? – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith PhD
4th Ford Witness Says Kavanaugh Assault Never Happened – Steven Ertelt, Life News
What Catholics Must Know About The 4 Last Things – Deacon Bickerstaff, Intg. C. Life™
Do You Know Which Virtues can Defeat the Seven Deadly Sins? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Just Friends: Bert & Ernie – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
How the Mayo Clinic Was Founded After a Vision by a Catholic Sister – uCatholic
Padre Pio is the Ultimate Superhero of All the Saints – Mike Panlilio, epicPew
Our Lady of Walsingham & the ‘Dowry of Mary’ – K.V. Turley, National Catholic Register
St. Padre Pio’s First Healing Miracle – Patricia Treece, Catholic Exchange
A Theology of Home – Carrie Gress Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Your Personal “Sanity Outfit” – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Peter & the Primacy in the New Testament – Steve Ray, Defenders of the Catholic Faith
St. Francis of Assisi: Eucharistic Mystic & Reformer – Peter A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., NLM
Attracting Your Angel Donors – Brice Sokolowski,
How You Can Help & Support My Ministry – Fr. Mat. Schneider L.C., Through C. Lenses
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

Sex Scandal & Cover-up: Monday Edition

Rainbow Flag (Credit: Pixabay/CC0 via NC Register)

Fr. James Martin Says Don’t Pray, Fast or Burn Rainbow Flags

. . .prayer & fasting disarms the devil.  Why would a priest tell people not to do it? . . .

by Patti Maguire Armstrong,

of the National Catholic Register

Pope Francis Fires Back at Critics Despite Pledge of Silence – Bree A. Dail, One Peter 5
Cardinal Ouellet Will Let Vatican Ignore Vigano Testimony? – One Mad Mom
Vatican Harbored Priest Who Confessed to Raping Deaf Children on Camera – Megan Fox
When You’re a Liberal Pope & You Lose Biggest Liberal Euro Weekly – Rorate Cæli
San Diego: Protesters to Demand Reforms from Bishop McElroy – California Cthlc Daily
Der Spiegel Heavily Criticizes Francis’s Papacy in 19 Page Report – N. Hallett, C. Herald
New Storm Over Pope Francis, From His Argentina – Sandro Magister, Settimo Cielo
Did Kamala Harris Cover Up for San Fran Archdiocese Sex Abuse? – California C. Daily
The Faithful Are Crying Out for Action, Will Church Leaders Listen? – The Editors, Rgstr
Fugitive Priest in the U.S. After Arrest in Africa – Associated Press via Crux
Retired Green Bay Auxiliary Bishop Failed to Report Abuse, Withdraws f/Ministry – Crux
Michigan Announces an Investigation Into Seven Catholic Dioceses – CNA via The CWR
D. of San Bernardino Will Release All Priests Names Accused of Abuse – Calif. Cth. Daily
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


Rainbow Flag Being Burned (Credit: LogoTV via Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

The Curious Case for Fr. Kalchik

. . .for those who are watching the meltdown of liberal American Catholicism, the drama has a new episode every day.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get more frightening & bizarre. . .

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Cupich Removes Priest Who Burned Rainbow Flag, What Now – R. Kurland Ph.D., TACth
Pope Benedict & Freemason Infiltration of Catholic Church – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.
Akita, Communion in the Hand, & Homosexuality – Fr. Z’s Blog
Predictable: Another Woman Accuses Kavanaugh – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
Beware the Allure of the Inner Ring – Anthony M. Esolen Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
1968, the Annus Horribilis – Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas S.T.D. Ph.D., The C. World Report
Former Pro Baseball Player Completes Transition to Priesthood – T. Beattie, NC Register
Archbishop Chaput of Phila. on the Synod’s Working Document, Concerns – Fr. Z’s Blog
Ford v. Kavanaugh: Motion to Dismiss – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Overcoming Habitual, Mortal Sin, & the Desire for Prayer – D. Burke, Cth. Spiritual Drctn
Holy See Signs Provisional Agreement With China on Bishops – Edward Pentin, NC Rgstr
Perpetuating the Gender Myth in Sports – Scott Ventureyra, Crisis Magazine
Submission, the Phantom Accord Between the Holy See & China – Sandro Magister
Right by Nature: Russell Kirk, Contemporary Conservatism & Natural Law – Nat. Blake
China & Vatican Deal Raises Many Questions, Highlights Tensions – Christopher Altieri
In Signing the China Deal, the Vatican is Taking an Enormous Risk – B. Rogers, C. Herald
Vatican-China Deal: Inventiveness in Saying Nothing With Many Words – Js. Cardinal Zen
Court Strikes Down Hawaii Law Requiring Pregnancy Ctrs to Push Abortion – The CWR
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time