Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Catholicism This Ain’t

What does this have to do with Catholicism? Ethical concerns around potential job loss, facial recognition, and bias have been raised surrounding the future impact of artificial intelligence on society. On Friday those concerns were elevated to a “higher authority,” with

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PopeWatch: Coup

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has been deposed in a coup by Reinhard Cardinal Marx, who has assumed the papacy after a hurried conclave as Pope Karl I.  Apparently the Vatican food service was infiltrated by German Leftists,

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PopeWatch: Pope Flu

Well, this should inflame the flu hysteria:   Pope Francis has been taken ill and cancelled an event at a Rome basilica as coronavirus locks down towns in northern Italy. The pontiff had earlier prayed for  sufferers on Ash Wednesday,

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PopeWatch: Gaslighting

We are well into the trolling stage of the current pontificate:   A U.S. archbishop is denying a report claiming that Pope Francis expressed anger towards Fr. James Martin at a meeting of American bishops earlier this month. The original

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PopeWatch: The German Heresy

Sandro Magister looks at the Pope and the Germans:   Last December 1, a “synodal journey” began in Germany that explicitly aims, over the course of two years, to set aside the norm of celibacy, to confer sacred orders on

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PopeWatch: The Birds

  The Vatican announce today that it was financing a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds (1963).The Pope was hoping that Tippi Hedren could reprise her role.  Although she appeared in The Birds II:  Land’s End, at age

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PopeWatch: Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone

Our Pope says education when he means propaganda:   Ecological movement He went on to say, that one aspect of education “is that it is an ecological movement.” The Pope said that “education that has at its centre the person

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PopeWatch: Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Bishop Athanasius Schneider gives his assessment of Querida Amazonia at Lifesite News:   Yet in noting the improvements made in Querida Amazonia, one cannot be silent about the lamentable doctrinal ambiguities and errors it contains, as well as its dangerous

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PopeWatch: Mammon

And the merry-go-round continues as to Vatican finances:   Vatican City, Feb 18, 2020 / 09:06 am (CNA).- Vatican authorities have seized documents and computers belonging to a senior curial official as part of an investigation into financial misconduct, the

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PopeWatch: Brazil

Trouble in the Pope’s native South America:   Brazil‘s president, Jair Bolsonaro, blasted Pope Francis for his plea to protect the Amazon from climate change. The ultra-conservative leader, who is Catholic himself, criticized the left-leaning Latin American pope as the former Brazilian president Luiz

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: An Invitation

  PopeWatch often likes watching the flights of hawks and turkey vultures.  Graceful flyers, they soar effortlessly across the skies, seemingly above all mundane human concerns.  Earlier this week, a rather large bird landed outside of the office of PopeWatch. 

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Peron

The story is told that Perón, in his days of glory, once proposed to induct a nephew in the mysteries of politics. He first brought the young man with him when he received a deputation of communists; after hearing their

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PopeWatch: Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Zen brings us dismal news from China: Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2020 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has said that the situation in of the Church China is dire, and predicted the end

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PopeWatch: No Enemies on the Left

If you are a Leftist tyrant, you can be sure the current gang in control at the Vatican will have your back:   In a particularly egregious example, Bishop Silvio José Báez, a beloved Catholic leader and one of the

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PopeWatch: Preferential Option for Left Wing Dictatorships

Professor Daniel J. Mahoney has a searing analysis of this pontificate at National Review Online: For generations to come, the Catholic Church will bear the shame of its capitulation before a totalitarian regime in Beijing, a regime that demands loyalty

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PopeWatch: About Time

Epstein hominis non occidit se ipsum   From A Catholic Misfit: ACMPress – ROME – Sources within the Vatican have told ACMPress that Pope Francis is preparing a document in which he will infallibly declare that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill

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PopeWatch: A Matter of Dates

Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge.  An issue rendered moot in this country by the infamous action of the Supreme Court, but still a live issue in many nations:   VATICAN CITY, February 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A U.S. archbishop says Pope

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PopeWatch: DelusoPolitik

China expert Steve Mosher nails it: Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping. Signs posted outside evangelical churches forbidding anyone under the

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PopeWatch: Celibacy

Here we go:  Catholic historian Roberto de Mattei is claiming, based on documents he has received from “several bishops,” that Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon Synod will open the door to abolishing priestly celibacy in the Latin church.  

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PopeWatch: Reformation II

Ed Condon wonders what the Pope will do about the Germans: Vatican City, Jan 31, 2020 / 02:15 pm (CNA).- The year 2020 is one month old and already stacked high with expectation for Pope Francis. The long-awaited McCarrick report

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PopeWatch: Introverts Assemble! Or Not.

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 the Pope

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PopeWatch: Our Way or the Highway

“Yesterday I asked him whether Our Lord had more than one nature. He said: ‘Just as many as you say, Father.’ Then again I asked him: ‘Supposing the Pope looked up and saw a cloud and said ‘It’s going to

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PopeWatch: Good Facts

The Pope doesn’t like some of the news: Often on communication platforms, instead of constructive stories which serve to strengthen social ties and the cultural fabric, we find destructive and provocative stories that wear down and break the fragile threads

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PopeWatch: Hmmm

From Father Z:   In any event, returning to the thing in the text of the Third Secret that was brought to my attention and that really bothers me. Here is the whole text.  The part in question is in

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PopeWatch: Resignation?

From the twitter account of The Dictator Pope website:   There are now rumours in Rome that Pope Francis is planning to resign later this year. While this must be treated as pure hearsay, it’s conceivable that he is planning

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PopeWatch: No Answer

Edward Pentin reported this story on January 18.   MUNICH — Lay faithful from around the world stood for an hour in silent prayer in the center of the Bavarian city of Munich today to ask Pope Francis and Germany’s bishops

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PopeWatch: Relic

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   ROME—New Year’s Eve the world witnessed a historical event when the Pope repeatedly slapped a woman’s hand after she tugged on his arm in a forceful, Trump-like fashion. While the

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PopeWatch: The Sound of Silence

Good luck:   Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s “abuses of power.” “The crux of the issue is that China refuses

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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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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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