Day: November 13, 2018


Fr. Jordi Bertomeu & Archbishop Charles Scicluna (Credit:

The “Gold Standard” Returns; Amid Abuse Mess, Pope Francis Restores Archbishop Charles Scicluna to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF)

. . .especially as yesterday’s Vatican move to nix the US bishops’ votes on several crisis-spurred reforms had the effect of detonating an ecclesial bomb of confusion & outrage, this Tuesday’s latest salvo from Rome is all the more significant: six years since “The Most Dangerous Man in the Vatican” was quietly slipped out of town, Archbishop Charles Scicluna is coming home to the “Holy Office”. . .

by Rocco Palmo

of Whispers in the Loggia

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
A Foolish Dreamer Awakens in the Church at Last – Richard G. Evans, Catholic Stand
The Vatican Strikes Again: No Sanity for You! – One Mad Mom
Solipsistic, Self-Aggrandizing Fr. Rosica Dares to Vet Catholic News Sources – Fr. Z’s Blog
On Being a Militant Catholic Today – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Double Standards: Benedict & Francis – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
Bestiality Is A Sexual Orientation – William M. Briggs Ph.D., Statistician to the Stars!
The Eucharist & Altar Servers – Joel Arzaga, Ignitum Today
USCCB Fall Meeting: Day One; Sackcloth, Ashes & a Major Shock – Mt. E. Bunson, NC Register
Why Divinize the Pope? – James Kalb, Crisis Magazine
Catholic Entrepreneur Uses Skills to Fight Global Poverty – Paulina Guzik, Crux
Painting Created by Artifical Intelligence Sells for $432K, is This Art? – New Liturgical Mvmnt
A Prayer for Each Day of the Week to Save Suffering Souls in Purgatory – P.E. Cator, Aleteia
Seven Ways Devotion to Saints Makes a Difference – Pet. Kreeft Ph.D., Integrated Cthlc Life™
From Fear of Death to Abounding Hope in Christ – Allison Low, Catholic Stand
Catholic Art Saved the Faith, Here’s Why & How – Laura Hensley, epicPew
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: “Not to the East, But to the West” – C. Dwyer, C. Spiritual Direction
As California Fires Continue to Burn, Catholic Charities Aids Victims – J. McKeown, NC Rgstr
American Eugenics is Targeting Down Syndrome Kids – Christopher M. Reilly, Mercatornet
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Silhoutte of a Cross on a Brick Wall (Credit: Shuttersock)

About Those ‘Gay Clergy Networks’

. . .Church leadership won’t solve this current crisis unless it confronts homosexual practice among the clergy & especially the networks of homosexually oriented clergy operating to protect each other. . .

by Jennifer Roback Morse,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Top 5 Most Anti-Christian & Anti-Life Insurance & Financial Companies – Scott Smith J.D., ARLtR
Quæritur: I’mDoubting That the Catholic Church is the Church It has Always Claimed – Fr. Z’s Blog
USCCB Meeting Day I: What Happened, What Might Happen Next? – E Condon JCL & JD Flynn JCL
Cardinal O’Malley & Boston. Aux. Bishop Fail to Correct Transgender-Advocating Pastor – BCI
Not One Thin Dime to the CCHD – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
The Sins of Priests – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Thomas Pink on “Official Theology” (Updated) – Edward Feser Ph.D.
Snopes Caught Misleading, Defends Candidate Who Supports Abortion Up to Birth – S. Ertelt
Pope Francis Makes Appointments to Roman Rota, Vatican Court of Appeal – CNA via The CWR
Cardinal DiNardo: Vatican Directive Came From Congregation for Bishops – CNA via NC Register
Quæritur: Some Say Advent is Not a Penitential Season – Fr. Z’s Blog
Previewing the New Constitution for the Roman Curia – James Hardley, Rome Reports
Advent Activities to Build Family Traditions & Faith – Mary Ellen Barrett, Seton Magazine
Come What May, the Catholic Church is Our Home – Brianna Heldt, National Catholic Register
Chinese Priests “Disappeared” & State Indoctrination – M. Lambert, De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.
Communist China’s Fraught Bids Hide Genocide That Drives Its Transplant Industry – T. Trey
Indian Christians Demand Justice for Dalit Christians – Robin Gomes, Vatican News
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Drowing Man (Credit: Shutterstock via The American Conservative)

What If The Catholic Crisis Is Unsolvable?

. . .well, there you go.  Their failure to police each other, to insist on collegiality & bella figura when some of their colleagues were groping, buggering, setting diocesan lawyers on victims & their families, & lying to everyone about it — well, that falls on all of them.  Who can possibly pity them?  Remember that back in 1985, every single bishop received a copy of the confidential Doyle-Mouton Report, warning them that child sexual abuse was a huge problem within the Church, & that they had better act to stop it or it would be a catastrophe. . .

by Rod Dreher

The Pope Is The Problem – Rod Dreher
Survivors Call Vatican Telling USCCB to Wait on Abuse ‘Totally Unacceptable’ – Ch. White, Crux
Pope Francis Continues His Plan of Non-Response & Inaction – Fr. Kevin M. Cusick via Twitter
The Elephant in the Room Threatens the Church – David Torkington, Catholic Stand
Rise & Fall of Bishop Holley Raises Questions about Connections to McCarrick – The CWR
Boston Globe Untethered In Its Latest Hit Piece Against the Bishops –
The Vatican’s Carelessness is on Display as New U.S. Scandals Break – Ch. R. Altieri, The CWR
Bronx Parishioners March in Support of Bishop Jenik, Evidence Shows False Accusation – TMR
Ripe for Abuse: How Sex Scandal Made a Seminarian Go Public – Julia Terruso, The Phila. Inquirer
Today Bishops Should Explain What They Knew About McCarrick – Fr. David Fons via Twitter
Long a Lightning Rod, Sodano Figures in McCarrick/Viganò Saga Too – Elise Harris, Crux
N.Y.’ers Using Collection Basket to Ask Bishop Jenik to Resign – De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.
Clergy Sex Abuse on Rise Again & Church Leaders Ignoring Why, Sociologist Says – Kevin Jones
Missouri Bishops Release Letter Urging USCCB Action on Sex Abuse Crisis – CNA via The CWR
Protesters Gather Outside Bishops’ Meeting in Baltimore, Call for Change – Emily Rosenthal, CNS
Bishop Liam Cary of Baker: Satan Wants to Destroy the Eucharist & the Priesthood – The CWR
Atlanta Archbishop Releases a List of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Abuse – Catholic Herald
Buffalo Whistleblower Says She Leaked abuse Documents ‘Out of Love’ – CNA via Catholic Herald
Journeying from Grief to Grace: How a Retreat Program Helps Sex-Abuse Victims Heal – NCRgstr
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