Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Hitler Card

      The Pope plays the Hitler card:   Pope Francis appealed for more tolerance and decried the rise of populism during a speech at a book launch at the Vatican on Tuesday. He said there should be more

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope on Vigano

Monsignor Charles Pope has some interesting  comments on the third Vigano letter:   As I finished reading Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s third letter, I had an immediate sense that I had just read something that is destined to be one

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Sarah

I hope we have a Pope Sarah one day.  The intervention of Robert Cardinal Sarah at the Youth Synod (Ute Synod?) last week:   Young People and the Teaching on Moral Doctrine (IL 196-197) Young people put forward various requests

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Lackeys

Sandro Magister takes note of the fact that the Pope is surrounding himself with precisely the wrong people if he wanted to reform the Church:   Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: YouTube

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Pope Francis and bishops from around the globe unanimously decided to actually try to do something about the sexual abuse crisis after YouTube went

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Rainbow Cross

  The Pope has been wearing a cross that seems to be in “gay” colors.  But not to worry, it is completely harmless:   This cross has nothing to do with the LGBT movement. CELAM (the umbrella group for Latin

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Stacked Deck

Julia Meloni at Crisis Magazine fears that the Synod results are pre-ordained:   Shortly after the youth synod began, Edward Pentin—the authoritative chronicler of the family synod’s rigging—reported that an Italian cardinal close to Pope Francis had prophesied a great

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PopeWatch: Rigidity

Pope Francis continues his Crusade against those who seek to uphold traditional Catholic teaching:   Be careful around those who are rigid. Be careful around Christians – be they laity, priests, bishops – who present themselves as so “perfect,” rigid.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Edgar Pena Parra

Just in case there are any who think that the Lavender Mafia has anything to fear from the current gang in the Vatican: From the blog The Eponymous Flower:   Today, Vatican diplomat Edgar Pena Parra will take up his

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: How Can You

Phil Lawler has an excellent response to one statement in Cardinal Ouellet’s diatribe against Archbishop Vigano:     “How can you celebrate Mass,” Cardinal Ouellet angrily demands of Archbishop Viganò, “and mention the pope’s name in the Eucharistic Prayer?” An

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Bus

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   The Vatican said this past weekend that it had reached an agreement with China on the process of constructing the “largest, most biggest ever”

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Open Thread

We haven’t had an open thread in a while.  The usual open thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Schism

The Church has been in a slow motion schism since the end of Vatican II.  Pope John Paul II slowed it down, but Pope Francis has speeded it up.  Father Z notes the divisions: One of the things we have

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Paul VI

      Well, Pope Paul VI will be the latest modern Pope to be canonized on October 14.  Being proclaimed a Saint is becoming a perk of the job apparently, in lieu of a gold watch.  If Pope Francis

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PopeWatch: Populism

The Pope continues his war on populism.  From remarks he made at the Youth Synod: The Pope distinguished between “populism” and “popular”, saying that “popular is the culture of the people, the culture of each of your peoples that is

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PopeWatch: Ouellet

The Vatican, through Cardinal Marc Ouellet, has finally responded to the Vigano allegations:     “OPEN LETTER FROM THE PREFECT OF THE CONGREGATION FOR BISHOPS, CARDINAL MARC OUELLET, ON THE RECENT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE HOLY SEE Dear brother Carlo Maria

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Trump the Pope

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   The Vatican’s recent agreement to give America say over bishop appointments has critics accusing the Church of caving in to the current administration’s pressure.

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PopeWatch: Chaput

The intervention of Archbishop Chaput at the Youth Synod:   Brothers, I was elected to the synod’s permanent council three years ago. At the time, I was asked, along with other members, to suggest themes for this synod. My counsel

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Synod on Youth

Well, as Edward Pentin describes it, the Synod on Youth is off to a disastrous start:   The nearly month long Vatican synod for young people got underway Oct. 3, with Pope Francis calling on the synod fathers to have

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PopeWatch: Farce

Well this makes it all better:   Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has begun his life of prayer and penance at St. Fidelis Capuchin Friary in Victoria, Kansas, according to statements from the Diocese of Salina and the Archdiocese of Washington. McCarrick

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PopeWatch: Mosher

Few people in the West know more about Communist China than Steven W. Mosher.  Here are some of his thoughts about the Vatican sellout agreement in regard to the Chinese government: Here the suggestion is that “clandestinity”—hiding from the Communist

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PopeWatch: Vigano

A new Vigano letter: Tit. Archbishop of Ulpiana Apostolic Nuncio Scio Cui credidi (2 Tim 1:12) Before starting my writing, I would first of all like to give thanks and glory to God the Father for every situation and trial

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Miracle Drug

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   A new anti-anxiety drug called Xanoft is now being offered to parishioners as young as five-years-old to help curb the devastating effects of the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Father Kalchik

A cry from the heart:   A priest and clerical sex abuse victim who recently burned his parish’s “gay pride” rainbow flag and was expelled from his parish by Cardinal Blase Cupich has written a letter to Pope Francis asking

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Letter to Chinese Catholics

Pope Francis has written a letter in which he explains his sellout to agreement with the Communist Chinese government: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE CATHOLICS OF CHINA AND TO THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH   “Eternal is his merciful

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Looney Bins for Conservative Priests

Father Z tells us how the powers that be in the Church have adopted a tactic from the old Soviet Union:   What I am about to post, read carefully. Over the last few months I have been contacted by

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Not Even Thirty Pieces of Silver

Well, the betrayal of loyal Catholics in China is complete:   The Pope had been expected to have veto power over bishops nominated by Chinese authorities although, along with other details, this was not mentioned in today’s announcements. The prospect of an

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Faking It

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Pope Francis has called the presidents from bishops conferences around the world for a February summit to discuss how to better look like they

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Deranged Pope?

The Pope continued in a homily yesterday to identify himself with Christ:   “But look, what a scandal! You can’t live like that! We have lost our values. Now everyone has the right to enter into the church, even the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Vigano

Father Z brings us this from the twitter feed of Henry Sire:   From the Twitter feed of the author of The Dictator Pope. 1) IMPORTANT NEWS: my sources confirm that Archbishop Viganò is now living in fear of his

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Alter Francis

Pope attempts to enlist Christ again to support his silence in regard to the Vigano allegations:   The Pope brought up that it was also the people who yelled “crucify him”. Jesus then compassionately remained silent because “the people were

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PopeWatch: Julio Grasso

So much of what is occurring in this papacy was foreshadowed by the Pope’s actions in Argentina:   “Now, when it happens, you can never turn a blind eye. You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the

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