Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Third Secret of Fatima

Archbishop Vigano goes there: The third part of the Secret – often called the Third Secret – was to be given to the Pope, who was then asked by Our Lady to make it known to the world not later than 1960.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Cliche

It is remarkable how completely the Pope regurgitates the beliefs of liberal elites in the West:   By failing to care for “our garden-home”, the earth,  and our brothers and sisters, the Pope said, we have sinned against the earth,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Primacy of Politics

Sandro Magister publishes a letter from an Italian historian who views Pope Francis, and  his emphasis on politics, as part of a strong trend in the Church since the French Revolution: PRIMACY OF THE SPIRITUAL OR PRIMACY OF THE POLITICAL?

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Simulator

  Not The Babylon Bee:   ROME – Recently Inés San Martín of Crux brought to my attention a notice in PC Gamer about a Polish software developer who’s announced a new computer game called “Pope Simulator.” Apparently it opens

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Candle in the Darkness

May this Bishop’s tribe increase: Bishop Peter Baldacchino of the Diocese of Las Cruces said the Church is the “essential service of hope” during the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Church must “welcome as many as we can” in line

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Holy Scotch

How PopeWatch wishes this were the worst that could be said of the Pope: Pope Francis was caught on video proclaiming that Scotch whisky is “the real holy water” — a good-spirited joke to a group of visiting Scottish student

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Sandro Magister

Sandro Magister has a damning verdict on the Pope’s Easter missive to his pet popular movements:   Here, made public for the first time, is the full text of the letter. A strange Easter message, coming from a pope, for

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Universal Basic Income

The Pope will not be picking up the tab: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Pope Francis says it might be time for some sort of universal basic income. “This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage” to “acknowledge

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

The Pope on Easter addressed his political faction:   To our brothers and sisters of popular movements and organizations Dear Friends, I often recall our previous meetings: two at the Vatican and one in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Charles Cardinal Bo

Cardinal Bo of what used to be called Burma, has issued a barn burner of an attack on the Communist party of China: The Chinese Regime and its moral culpability to  the  global contagion – COVID Statement By  Cardinal Charles

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Easter Bunny is Anathema

  In a formal ceremony today at the Vatican the Pope excommunicated the Easter Bunny: For too long our holy season of Easter has become associated with this egg giving imposter: We do here and now separate him from the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Some Splainin to Do

Phil Lawler notes that our Bishops owe us some explanations:   When the pandemic crisis eases, and the world heads back into its normal routines, Catholic bishops will have some explaining to do. Why did you forbid the administration of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Never Letting a Crisis Go to Waste

Pope Francis apparently sees an opportunity in the coronavirus debacle: The governments that are tackling the crisis in this way are showing that “the people” are their priority, says the Pope. This is an important decision because we know that

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Last Rites

Incredible: The bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, has temporarily suspended last rites in all instances in his diocese in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski’s directive followed a United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) memo on March 27

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Closed Churches

This has been a bear of a Lent:   Bishop Athanasius Schneider has stated that a priest, using discretion and following the necessary health precautions “has not to obey the directives of his bishop or the government to suspend Mass

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cupich

Cardinal Cupich is the perfect symbol of the clerics promoted by Pope Francis:   CHICAGO, March 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― The Archdiocese of Chicago, under the leadership of Cardinal Blase Cupich, has reportedly told its priests that all baptisms “must

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Appease Gaia

The Vatican announced today that a ceremony to appease Mother Earth will be held in Rome on April 1.  The Pope will be joined by shamen, new age enthusiasts of all sorts, Pachamama worshipers, representatives of Green Peace and PETA,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: To the Catacombs

China, one way or another, is succeeding in shutting Catholicism down in China: The Holy See must reconsider pastoral guidelines it issued last year encouraging Chinese clergy to join the country’s official state-run church and urgently make its secret 2018

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Our Father

From Pope Francis:   In these trying days, while humanity trembles due to the threat of the pandemic, I would like to propose to all Christians that together we lift our voices towards Heaven. I invite all the Heads of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Mirrors

From medievalist Danièle Cybulskie:   As news of outbreaks of disease continues to swirl around the world, I keep being reminded of the bravery of the caregivers who bring comfort and aid to the sick and the dying. In the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Jesuit Masses

It was announced today at the Vatican that the Pope understands that in many parts of the globe Catholics are deprived of the Mass.  To help solve this problem the Vatican will be streaming Masses said by Jesuits.  Vatican spokesperson

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Me Too

At the very least it will convince more people that deliberately missing Mass on Sunday is not a  grave sin.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Sign

A symbol for a faithless age:   The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions in France to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “For the first time

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Archbishop Vigano

From Lifesite News:   What we are witnessing in these hours is dramatic — certainly throughout Italy, but in a tragically exemplary way, in Rome, the heart of Catholicism. The scenario is all the more disconcerting as what is at

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Never Mind

Can’t anyone play this game: March 14: ROME – After a Vatican office announced Saturday that all Holy Week liturgies would be livestreamed rather that celebrated publicly amid Italy’s coronavirus crackdown, a day later their communications department walked part of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Sound of Silence

The Pope announced today that because of the Wuhan Flu Catholics are absolved from paying any attention to anything he says for the foreseeable future.  Papal spokesman, Father Aeger, on the policy: His Holiness has been having intermittent fevers and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Pell

It is difficult reading appeal courts, but it appears that the prosecution of Cardinal Pell had a rocky day in court: According to reports, Pell’s prosecutors, led by Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions Kerry Judd QC, shifted their position on

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Courage

Monsignor Charles Pope nails it at National Catholic Register: “Be ready to abandon this mortal life rather than the people committed to your care. Go forward among the plague-stricken as to life, as to a reward, even if there is

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hysteria

 “When in danger/When in doubt,/Run in circles,/Scream and shout.” Navy Maxim     The Church in Italy capitulates to hysteria:   All public Masses in Italy are suspended until April 3 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Italian Bishops’ Conference

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Black Pope

It used to be said that the Jesuit General was the Black Pope.  Now with a Jesuit as Pope, perhaps we have two Black Popes.  The Jesuits have set forth their goals for the next decade: “to show the way

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