Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Communism

    America, the Jesuit rag not the country, has just published a puff piece on Communism entitled The Catholic Case for Communism, (yeah, imagine an article entitled The Catholic Case for Fascism) that has to be read to be

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Show us the Money

The Vatican has “disciplined” the former Bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese:     Note that nothing is said about producing a list of all his fellow clerics he bribed gave gifts to over the years, and the sources of those

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PopeWatch: Venezuela

From Andres Oppenheimer in The Miami Herald: Venezuela’s Conference of Bishops has released a bombshell statement demanding an immediate end of dictator Nicolás Maduro’s “illegitimate and failed government.” So why isn’t Pope Francis saying anything even close to that? Before

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Tongue

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   A man was kicked out of St. Robert Catholic Church’s Wednesday evening Charismatic Prayer group after he began to speak a real foreign language

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Mueller

Cardinal Mueller has an interesting, and searing, analysis of the Instrumentum Laboris for the Amazon Synod:   “For any other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus.” (1 Cor 3:11) On the Concept

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PopeWatch: Krautler

The Argentinian-German axis spins along:   Bishop Erwin Kräutler – a member of the preparatory council of the upcoming Amazon synod and a key author of the synod’s controversial working document – said he has “hope” the synod will approve

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Jesuit Talk

Sandro Magister looks at comments that the Pope has recently made to his fellow Jesuits:   The account of the conversation between Francis and the Jesuits of Romania, which took place on the evening of May 31 at the nunciature

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PopeWatch: Peron

Rorate Caeli reminds us that one of the keys to understanding Pope Francis is to look at Argentinian Dictator Juan Peron:   In 2014, we said the following on the Francis Pontificate: The current situation of ecclesiastical politics might perhaps

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Honest Mistake

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Much to its embarrassment, it was discovered this week that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints had an open file on United States Supreme

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Lost in the Amazon

Whatever fears you have regarding the Amazon Synod, you are probably erring on the side of optimism:   A Benedictine theologian has joined the chorus of voices criticizing the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Glop

If you want to know much of what is wrong with the Church, this interview will give you an eyeful:   Belgian Cardinal Jozef De Kesel sat down with New Europe to discuss the role of the Catholic Church in

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Paganism

Julia Meloni at One Peter 5 takes a look at the upcoming Amazon Synod and sees a new paganism:   As Ureta points out, the Amazon synod’s working document, citing a Bolivian text, likewise effuses that the jungle “is a

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: China

The Pope continues his ongoing betrayal of the Faithful in China.  Bree Dail at Lifesite News gives us the details:   The Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong has spoken out forcefully against the Vatican’s newest “pastoral document” for the Chinese

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PopeWatch: Delusional

An example of how some people view the world through fact altering goggles: In a fascinating exercise in fact-flipping, Times writer Mattia Ferraresi made the assertion Thursday that, unlike his predecessors, Pope Francis has refrained from pronouncing on political issues,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: He Had a Dream

Last night PopeWatch had a vision:  Pope Francis has just announced at the Vatican that nothing he has said since his installation as Pope in 2013 matters.  “You know how it is, sometimes you get a new job and it

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Heresy Plain and Simple

Sandro Magister brings us the view of a retired German Cardinal, there are some good ones, and his forecast of the Amazon Synod:   Since it was made public on June 17, the base document – or “Instrumentum laboris” –

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Fix Is In

Business as usual at the Vatican according to Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register:   A private meeting held to discuss the upcoming Amazonian synod and involving largely German-speaking prelates and experts took place on Tuesday in Rome. According to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: McCarrick

Some observers are puzzled by this:   One year after credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor led to his public disgrace, the 88-year-old Theodore McCarrick is no longer a cardinal of the Catholic Church, no longer an archbishop,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Sarah

Some sycophants claim that the Holy Spirit chose Pope Francis to be Pope.  That isn’t how the Holy Spirit works.  If it were, likely this man would now be Pope: Cardinal Robert Sarah has said he is “hurt to see

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Reformation II

Germans in the hierarchy continue their plans to bring Reformation II to the Church.  Sandro Magister gives us a case in point:   It runs to 59 dense pages, but these few lines from its paragraph 129 are enough to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Jesuits

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Popular television personality and speaker Fr. Mitch Pacwa has been expelled from the Society of Jesus after being caught in possession of a copy

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PopeWatch: Rot

How bad is the rot within the Church?   Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa surprisingly decided last week to cancel three separate public prayers of reparation for a “gay pride” parade scheduled to take place in the northern Italian city. The

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Amazon Catholic Church

Julia Meloni at One Peter 5 takes a look at an all too possible future:   It’s 2029, and, by necessity, you’re attending a “group-conducted” Mass celebrated by Jerry the bus driver, Charles the bank manager, and Josh the carpenter.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Point of No Return

Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register gives us a look ahead at the next disaster in this Papacy of Calamities: VATICAN CITY — The upcoming synod on the Amazonian region will be a time of “pastoral reflection, open to recognizing

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Ring Binder Catholicism

“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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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Politics

Sandro Magister takes a look at the political views of the Pope:   It is difficult, if not impossible, to find even a trace of Ratzinger’s vision in the idea of politics that is ingrained in Pope Francis, born instead

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Relevant

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: In an effort to reach out to a growing and larger audience, Rapper Marshal Mathers announced this morning that he has decided to adapt his

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Blogging

Captain Queeg Pope Francis is getting testy:   VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has demanded obedience from Vatican ambassadors and reminded them of their duties before him, God and the faithful after years of scandal have tarnished the reputation of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Father Z

The pain that this kidney stone of a pontificate is causing faithful Catholic priests is beyond belief.  Case in point Father Z:   There is an article today at National Review which has a reaction to Pope Francis’ strange words

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Declaration of Truths

About time:   Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, together with several other bishops, have issued a public declaration of truths of the faith to remedy the “almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation” endangering the spiritual health and eternal

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Popesplaining

A cottage industry has developed among Catholic apologists of explaining what the Pope really meant, after he utters a statement that flatly flies in the face of Church teaching.  Dan Hitchens at First Things notes some of the problems with this

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Conversion

The Pope is all in favor of conversion:   The world needs an ecological “conversion” in order to manifest the Church’s vision of an integral human ecology, Pope Francis said in an address to a conference on the social teaching

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PopeWatch: Confused

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Top ten most confusing popes of all time: 10. Popes 9. Aren’t 8. Confusing 7. It’s 6. The 5. Fault 4. Of 3. Traditionalists 2.

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