Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Marxist Schism

  Don’t look now but the schism has begun in Germany:   Munich, Germany, Sep 16, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- The head of the German bishops’ conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing controversial theological topics during the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hong Kong and China

Our Pope works hand in glove with the gangsters ruling China and will not say a word against them.  Sandro Magister gives us the details:   Silence on everything that could irritate the Beijing authorities is certainly one of the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: New Humanism

Unsurprising:   In a renewed and enthusiastic endorsement of globalism, Pope Francis has announced he is hosting an initiative for a “Global Pact” to create a “new humanism.”  The global event, set to take place at the Vatican on May

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Coincidence

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: PARIS—Well, seems there was a bit of bad luck in the Notre Dame fire last week. While most of the relics and artwork were saved, one thing didn’t survive: all the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Schism

Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture nails it in regard to the Pope and schism: “I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: They Want a Schism

Father Z has an incisive post:   Sometimes I have to triage my time.  For example, I can do some reading about “chaos theory” or “fundamental force concepts”. On the other hand, I can read the transcript of a papal presser

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Schism

        Pope Francis doubles down on those darn Americans:   BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Leonardo Boff

Good Lifesite News article on the longstanding ties between the Pope and the godfather of liberation theology Leonardo Boff:   A 47 year-old photograph has surfaced showing the man who would become Pope Francis standing in a small group of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Meanwhile Back in Argentina

George Neumayr continues his look at the Pope’s Argentine roots: On Monday, I visited that grave at Santa Cruz church. It was an illuminating visit. The pope’s communist mentor is pictured throughout the church and is given pride of place

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Maltese Falcon

Kasper Gutman the Fat Man (Sydney Greenstreet):That’s an attitude, sir, that calls for the most delicate judgement on both sides. Because, as you know, sir, in the heat of action men are likely to forget where their best interests lie

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Rome Never Changes

PopeWatch is taking a break, necessitated by too much disgust and anger, from observing current events at the Vatican and going back seven centuries to see how little things have changed.  Take it away Signor Boccaccio:   ABRAHAM THE JEW,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Preaching Politics

Professor Ines Angeli Murzak at The Catholic World Report puts her finger on the transformation of the Church wreaked by Pope Francis:   I am back from a splendid pontifical high Mass in a very special Marian shrine with an

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Rewarding Cronies

Surprise!  The Pope is using political criteria to staff the College of Cardinals.  Edward Pentin gives us the latest details: Pope Francis unexpectedly named 13 new cardinals on Sunday, choices that have again revealed his wish for the Church to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Tale of Two Communist States

In the mythology of the Left, the Vatican is the seat of reactionary forces.  The reality is quite different, with the Vatican since Vatican II usually following a policy of appeasement towards Communist regimes, with John Paul II being, usually,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Crony

In this pontificate it is always whether you are a crony of the Pope:   Despite being investigated for allegations of having sexually abused two seminarians, an Argentinian bishop close to the pope has once again been allowed by a

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Our Dreyfus

As for myself, I have not despaired in the least, of the triumph of right. I repeat with the most vehement conviction: truth is on the march, and nothing will stop it. Today is only the beginning, for it is

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Worse Than Alexander VI

“The historian of the Church has the duty to dissimulate none of the trials that the Church has had to suffer from the faults of her children, and even at times from those of her own ministers.” Pope Leo XIII,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Peron

George Neumayr in Argentina continues to get an image of Pope Francis at complete variance from how Pope Francis is portrayed in the media:   One persistent and widespread story about Bergoglio is that he used bailing out bad priests

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Revolt

The hornet’s nest raised by the attempt of Pope Francis to transform the JPII Institute into a mouthpiece for contemporary Leftism continues to increase, per Sandro Magister:   The point of no return was marked on August 1 by the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Kristin Lavransdatter

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of Tiber:   Spoilers Expressing her disbelief that you’ve never read Kristin Lavransdatter, local Thomas Aquinas College student Amanda Jones has announced that she demands that you read

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Down Argentine Way

George Neumayr is in Argentina and has heard some interesting comments about the Pope: It appears that the Peronistas are on the verge of victory. As Brazil goes right, Argentina moves back to the left, such is its addiction to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Stalinist Methods

Philip Lawler in an article at First Things looks at the subversion of the JPII Institute: The new and improved Institute, the pope said, would expand its range of interests to include the social sciences—in particular, the implications of climate

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Australian Justice Loses Appeal

  Incredibly the conviction of Cardinal Pell has been affirmed on appeal by a 2-1 vote.  The dissent of Justice Mark Weinberg, a former prosecutor, says it all about this farce: One of the three Court of Appeal judges who

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Populism-Some Animals are More Equal Than Others

For Pope Francis left wing populism is good and right wing populism is bad:   “The Emergence of Popular Movements: Rerum Novarum of our time” is the title of a new book published in Spanish by the Vatican Publishing House

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Pell

The Pell appeal decision will be handed down on August 21.  PopeWatch will be giving it gull coverage.  PopeWatch trusts that considering the complete lack of evidence on which Pell was convicted, that the Australian appellate justices are aware that

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Memories

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: The Sanderson family of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish become the second family to test positive for a banned substance at the 11:00 am

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Absent Church

Good commentary by Father Z:   I spent a lot of my youth in squad cars, police stations and jails. Before, you libs nod and sputter, “That explains a lot.  That’s why you HATE VATICAN II!” My folks were cops.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Benedict v. Francis

Interesting:   Austen Ivereigh, the British journalist and biographer of Pope Francis, has stated that the circle surrounding Pope emeritus Benedict — which he said includes the Vatican’s former doctrine head Cardinal Müller — must be brought under “control” since it is

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hong Kong

    PopeWatch has done the arduous work of compiling all the statements of Pope Francis on the Hong Kong protests:  

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Freedom of Speech

As he awaits a decision on his appeal, the persecution of Cardinal Pell proceeds apace:   The incarcerated Cardinal George Pell is facing an investigation by Australian prison authorities, after images of a letter he sent to supporters were posted

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: La Stampa Interview

Ah, yet another interview in which we can have thought of Pope Francis pure and unrefined:   What are the dangers of sovereignist ideologies? “Sovereignism reveals an attitude toward isolation. I am concerned because we hear speeches that resemble those

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Liturgy

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: The world’s foremost liturginazi died peacefully this past week at his home in Kansas City. Originally from Cody, Wyoming, Gerard Schmitz moved to Kansas City

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Don’t Hold Your Breath

From Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture: Yes, there will be plenty of headlines. But will the stories be accurate? Inexperienced reporters and overambitious prosecutors do not always distinguish between accusation and proof, between fact and opinion, between evidence and speculation.

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