Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Chinese New Year-Year of the Rat

The Pope mentions Chinese New Year:   At the end of the General Audience the Pope noted that on “25 January next, in the Far East and in various other parts of the world, many millions of men and women

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Yet Another Interview

Well, the Pope has had yet another interview with 95 year old atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, the man who various Vatcian talking heads have claimed constantly misquotes the Pope and who the Pope, nonetheless, grants frequent interviews to.  The latest

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: China Again

And the sellout of the Church in China continues to bear bitter fruit:   A Chinese Catholic bishop is homeless and sleeping on the doorstep of his former residence after he and the priests who work with him were evicted

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hong Kong

The betrayal of Chinese Catholics continues apace:    The Holy See has delayed announcing its pick for the next bishop of Hong Kong, CNA has learned, amid concerns that local clergy and lay Catholics will see Rev. Peter Choy Wai-man

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: That Was Close

News PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   GREENSBURY, AZ—Local Catholic woman Gabriella Perez was getting ready to tell her friend about her Catholic faith Monday morning. Her friend had expressed her agnosticism over the existence of God, and

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Bree Dail

Four Exorcists Update

One month after a group of renowned exorcists called for a worldwide day of prayer, fasting, and penance, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events,” I have been contacted with an update and statement from the group. . . Continue Reading

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Agreed

PopeWatch is in complete agreement:   Pope Francis baptized 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, telling parents not to worry if their children cry at Mass. “Let the children cry,” the pope said. “It is a beautiful homily when

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Francis the Mad

Predictable:   A Vatican-based journalist has alleged that Pope Francis was “furious” over Pope Benedict’s contribution to a book co-authored with Cardinal Robert Sarah defending priestly celibacy, demanding that Benedict retract his name from the work.  Antonio Socci, an Italian

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Book

Sandro Magister on the book that is causing so much furor:   They met. They wrote to each other. Precisely while “the world rumbled with the uproar created by a strange synod of the media that took the place of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Nicene Creed

You can’t make this up:   A cathedral congregation is expressing bewilderment after the bishop announced he was omitting the Nicene Creed so as not to offend non-Catholics present.     After preaching his homily on the Feast of the Epiphany, Bp. Derio Olivero of the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope v. Pope

This is why popes should not retire:   Former pope Benedict XVI has publicly urged his successor Pope Francis not to open the Catholic priesthood up to married men, in a plea that Sunday stunned Vatican experts. The ex-pontiff, who

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Guido

  The Vatican announced today a new position:  Papal Bouncer.  The first official Papal Bouncer will be Brother Guido Teppista, a member of the order of the Guardians of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.  No more will popes have

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Letter From Cardinal Zen

From One Peter Five: 27 September 2019 Dear Eminence, Please forgive me for the disturbance that this letter will cause you. I am writing you because, in conscience, I believe that the problem that I am presenting concerns not only

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Open Thread

PopeWatch hasn’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: The Gay Heresy

An article at Lifesite News demonstrates that the Gay heresy is the biggest cancer eating away at the Church: In Bishop Drainey’s response to the concerned Catholics, he stressed on several occasions that the LGBT+ ministry has been established in

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Bishop Daniel Ryan

Pope Francis can be blamed for many things, but the protection of predator priests and bishops long predates him.  Church Militant is doing an excellent series upon the late Bishop Daniel Ryan.  PopeWatch is very familiar with this case and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Mary

The North is full of tangled things and texts and aching eyes And dead is all the innocence of anger and surprise, And Christian killeth Christian in a narrow dusty room, And Christian dreadeth Christ that hath a newer face

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Do the PopeSlap!

  News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—The nation’s church introverts applauded the Pope for slapping a woman’s hand after she yanked him in and refused to let go. Protestants and Catholics alike united to praise

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: China Again

  Yep that China-Vatican deal keeps getting better and better:   Beijing (AsiaNews) – As of February 1, 2020, new administrative measures will be put in place for Chinese religious groups.  According to a communication published by Xinhua, published yesterday, they

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Angry Pope

God’s hands are never used for violence, Pope Francis said. “I can’t imagine God slapping us,” the pope said. Pope Francis, Homily, November 12, 2013       The Pope is taking a lot of heat for this, and he

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Christmas Carol

The Vatican announced today that on December 24 a live action performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be performed at the Vatican.  Pope Francis will star as Ebenezer Scrooge.  Archbishop Carlo Vigano will essay the role of the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Main Goal

Steve Skojec at One Peter 5 notes that the movement to accept homosexuality proceeds apace within the Church:   But the German bishops are not even alone here. In several foreign language outlets, we are seeing news of a new

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Future Popes?

Sandro Magister looks at a list of possible future popes:   And one’s thoughts run once again to the future conclave. Which today sees at least six candidates in the race, only one of whom however seems to have some

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Just in Time for Christmas

  The Vatican is playing up the Netflix, yeah the same Netflix giving the world a Brazilian “comedy” about a “gay” Christ, Benedict bashing movie, The Two Popes:   John Waters at First Things gives us the low down:  

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: German Apostasy

Don’t look now, but the German Catholic Church is moving to apostasy:   Munich, Germany, Dec 12, 2019 / 02:10 pm (CNA).- The German bishops’ conference has committed to “newly assessing” the universal Church’s teaching on homosexuality, sexual morality in

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Judas

Naming this creature as President of the Pontifical Academy for Life was obviously high level trolling by the Pope:   In a statement difficult to reconcile with Scripture and Tradition, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Jolly Old Former Saint Nicholas

Vatican City:  It was announced today that on December 25 Pope Francis will hold a solemn de-canonization Mass, during which Saint Nicholas will be stripped of his sainthood.  Monsignor Grinch G. Grinch explained why this was being done: First, because

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Ten Percent

Ed Dreher gives the low down on Peter’s Pence:   A conservative Catholic friend passed along to me this article from today’s Wall Street Journal (paywalled), with a salty line stating — I’ll put this nicely — that this is

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Financial Machinations

Good work by Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register:   VATICAN CITY — Using costly methods that appear deceptive, Vatican officials diverted 50 million euros belonging to the Bambino Gesù children’s hospital in Rome to guarantee a loan for the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Christless

Sandro Magister takes a look at the political vision of Pope Francis.  This section sums it up:   The second event is scheduled for May 14 2020 at the Vatican, and will be open to “all public figures” who “are

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Your Peter’s Pence Contributions at Work

Our Babylon Bee pontificate continues apace: The Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported that Vatican prosecutors are investigating how funds from Peter’s Pence have been allegedly invested in loss-making enterprises as well as a movie censored in some

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Not Surprised

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis again eluded his security detail Monday, this time quickly releasing statements which seem to cast doubt on the Catholic Church’s longstanding positions on polygamy and Unitarianism before he

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Prerogative of the Harlot

The Pope is shocked that his policy of being a cheerleader for mass Islamic immigration into Europe is receiving pushback:   VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis decried the mistreatment of migrants and said that he is shocked by anti-immigration narratives

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