Donald R. McClarey

Vigano Responds to Ouellet

      Archbishop Vigano responds to the tirade of Cardinal Ouellet:     On the Feast of the North American Martyrs To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me,

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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: 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: 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: 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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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Accuse Yourselves

I would spit if I were not in God’s house. Henry II to the scheming Bishop of London who hates Thomas Becket., Becket Pope Uriah Heep delivered another homily yesterday which reveals his thoughts in regard to the Vigano allegations:

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Stopping the Clock

First we had the silence tactic.  That proved a flat failure so now it is on to stopping the clock: Pope Francis will summon the presidents of every bishops conference to a meeting in February to discuss preventing clergy sex

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Scapegoat

Remember this from the August 31, 2018 PopeWatch:   What is the cornered Pope Francis going to do? PopeWatch suspects he will follow the lead of some Roman Emperors who, facing an angry populace, would behead an unpopular advisor and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Devil He Says

Pope Francis had an interesting, yes that is the word interesting, homily yesterday:   “In these times, it seems like the ‘Great Accuser’ has been unchained and is attacking bishops. True, we are all sinners, we bishops. He tries to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Necessary Clarifications

Apparently the Vatican is realizing that the silent gambit was not working, or rather was working against them:   Pope Francis’ top advisers say the Vatican is preparing the “necessary clarifications” about accusations that the pope covered up the sexual

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Father Peter Stravinskas

Further evidence of how widespread knowledge was about McCarrick from Father Peter Stravinskas:   On the McCarrick front, we are dealing with a very convoluted situation. “Everyone knew” about his strange sleeping arrangements with seminarians. So, why wasn’t something done

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Bishop Paprocki

Whatever the Bishop of Springfield Illinois drinks, PopeWatch would like to send a barrel of to every other bishop:   SPRINGFIELD – The former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has revealed a set of facts

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PopeWatch: Uncle Ted

The internet can be an interesting place for research.  Here is a puff piece Cardinal Theodore McCarrick back in 2008 at the site Whispers in the Loggia:   And joining Cardinal McCarrick at the Mass will be many men that

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Donald R. McClarey

Omerta Uber Alles

Unsurprising:   The Pope continued saying the truth is humble and silent and is not noisy, acknowledging that what Jesus did is not easy. However, “the dignity of the Christian is anchored in the power of God”. Even in a

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Donald R. McClarey

Cupich Again

  Cardinal Blase Cupich, symbol of the current Pontificate, strikes again:   Cardinal Blase Cupich has instructed Chicago-area priests to deliver a statement at Mass this weekend slamming a local TV news report that he calls “misleading,” saying it was

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope Focuses on Purity

Of the oceans:   In a message focusing on the “precious element” of water, Pope Francis has called for urgent action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. He lamented the lack of effective regulation to protect

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Donald R. McClarey

Adagio for Strings

  Something for the weekend.  Adagio for Strings (1936) by Samuel Barber.  It gets my vote for the most powerful piece of music to come out of the last century.  It perfectly mirrors my feelings of anger, despair and hope

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PopeWatch: Predictions

What is the cornered Pope Francis going to do?  PopeWatch suspects he will follow the lead of some Roman Emperors who, facing an angry populace, would behead an unpopular advisor and throw his head to the angry mob.  So he

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Ed Feser Explains Why This Time is Different

Philosopher Ed Feser nails it: The pattern is by now familiar.  Serious criticisms are leveled by serious people against the pope; the pope ignores them; and his associates and defenders disregard the substance of the criticisms while flinging ad hominem

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More on Vigano

1.  One Peter Five has a story from journalist Aldo Maria Valli describing the background on how Archbishop Vigano came to draft his bombshell statement:   The heart of the matter is that Pope Francis also knew, according to Viganò.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Vigano Summary

Lisa Bourne at Lifesite News has an excellent summary of the Vigano affidavit:   1. Archbishop Viganò accused Pope Francis of covering up for McCarrick In his testimony, Viganò calls on Pope Francis to “honestly state when he first learned

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Donald R. McClarey

Statement of Cardinal Tobin

Cardinal “Nighty-night Baby” Tobin is taking a leaf from his master’s book and attempting to brazen it out:   The Archdiocese of Newark and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. express shock, sadness and consternation at the wide-ranging array of allegations

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