Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Veritatis Gaudium

Bad news:   Vatican City, Feb 11, 2019 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Naples in June to discuss the impact of the apostolic constitution, Veritatis Gaudium, on theological studies. In

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Manifesto

Sandro Magister has some interesting comments on the Manifesto issued yesterday by Gerhard Cardinal Muller:   If there is a forerunner of this “Manifesto of faith” from Cardinal Gerhard Müller. released today all over the world, it is the “Credo

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Manifesto of Faith

Hoo boy.  The feathers are hitting the fan in the Church.  (You know it is something big when PopeWatch has a Sunday post!)  Gerhard Cardinal Mueller has just issued the following, that is directly aimed at the misgovernment of the

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PopeWatch: Clutter

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Telling reporters that he brought in famed organizing consultant Marie Kondo to help consolidate and clean up the Vatican, Pope Francis Thursday said that he

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Francis the Hard Case

Father Hunwicke unleashes Cardinal Newman on Pope Francis:   I am rather interested in what other Moslem scholars might have to say about this. Some of them are quite sound chaps when it comes to the errors of Relativism. Fr

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Spirit of Vatican II

From the Pope’s flight interview back from his trip to the UAE:   Pope Francis: But not only the Muslims… they accuse me of allowing myself to be used by everyone, even by journalists, it is part of the job.

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PopeWatch: Heresy

Father Z does his best to clear Pope Francis from the charge of heresy:   I have recently paid as little attention as allowable to most of what is coming from the pens of Rome.  However, this needs some attention.

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PopeWatch: Bomfog

Pope Francis has signed an interesting, yes that is the term, document with The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb.  Oakes Spalding at Mahound’s Paradise does the honors:   The Vatican just issued a “Document” to mark the current “Apostolic

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PopeWatch: Islam

As the Pope is visiting the United Arab Emirates, it is a good time to read Giulio Meotti’s article at Gatestone Institute: Pope Francis did manage to explain that the “idea of conquest” is integral to Islam as a religion,

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PopeWatch: Wall

From the most intentionally humorous Catholic site on the net, A Catholic Misfit:     Go here to read the rest.  PopeWatch called the Vatican for comment, but was told the Pope was out touring the Vatican walls with the

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PopeWatch: Muslims

On the eve of the Pope’s visit to the United Arab Emirates, Edward Pentin has an interview with Egyptian Henri Boulad, a Melkite Jesuit:   Do you think Francis has in any way improved in his interaction with Islam? Unfortunately,

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PopeWatch: We Really Bug the Pope

Well this is gratifying:   Catholic media that identify and condemn statements and actions not in line with Catholic doctrine are opposing the “centrality of compassion” and hampering evangelization in substance, Pope Francis told the bishops of Central America during

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PopeWatch: Expectations

Not a surprise.  In his airplane interviews the Pope normally has gotten closest to giving us his true views: On board the Papal plane — Pope Francis has warned that expectations for an upcoming landmark Vatican summit on clergy sexual

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PopeWatch: Cardinal Mueller

Gerhard Cardinal Mueller, writing on sexual abuse within the Church for Lifesite News, delivers a none too subtle slap at how the Pope is handling the situation:   When analyzing sexual abuse of minors committed by Catholic clergymen, the fact

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PopeWatch: Lies

The Vatican continues to stonewall in regard to the Pope’s knowledge about Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.  Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register provides the damning details: The Vatican has reiterated an earlier statement in which it said it did not

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PopeWatch: Double Header

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   ALBANY, NY—As the New York State Senate voted to legalize abortion until the moment of birth, remove legal protections for late-term unborn babies, and allow anyone with a pulse to

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PopeWatch: John Stowe

The caliber of the men that Pope Francis is elevating to be bishops is typified by Bishop John Stowe who bashed the Covington students:   A Kentucky bishop known for pro-homosexual advocacy has published a commentary criticizing the high school

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PopeWatch: Maureen Mullarkey

During this Pontificate PopeWatch has often regarded Maureen Mullarkey as being too extreme in her criticism of Pope Francis and then, usually, subsequent events indicate that her criticism was perhaps understated:   Since 1986, Islam’s character and purposes have become

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Below the Belt

Sandro Magister gives us insight into the Pope’s thinking regarding predator priests: The most surprising news, in the journey that Pope Francis is preparing to go on to Panama for world youth day, is that he has selected for his

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PopeWatch: Meaning

Remember when the Church had a reputation for precision in expression and thought?  Seems like a long time ago doesn’t it.  Phil Lawler gives us an example of what we are dealing with today:   4. But even after all

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PopeWatch: Zanchetta

Well, well, contrary to the lies being peddled by the Vatican the Pope has known since at least 2015 of what his crony Zanchetta has been up to:   Earlier this month, the Vatican confirmed that the new bishop of

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PopeWatch: Predictions

From the most intentionally humorous Catholic site on the net, A Catholic Misfit: Rather than offer a retrospective of 2018, which many of us would rather forget, or list my resolutions for 2019, I decided making predictions for the upcoming

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PopeWatch: Ecumenism

The Pope states that ecumenism is not optional: “Again, this year we are called to pray so that all Christians may once again be a single family, according to God’s will so that they may all be one’” he said.

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PopeWatch: BitterWinter

The aptly name online magazine BitterWitter is a good source for the ongoing persecution of Catholics in Red China:   Some in China believe that the tentative deal between the Vatican and Beijing has given the CCP more license to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Comforting the Comfortable

RR Reno at First Things has a very insightful look at what he deems to be a failed Pontificate:   Meanwhile, for all its talk of the poor, this pontificate has a close and cozy relationship with the Davos elite

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PopeWatch: Lying Liars

We can always count on many of our high ranking ecclesiastics to be unashamed of their baldfaced mendacity:       Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop

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PopeWatch: Wuerl Knew About McCarrick in 2004

No surprise here:   In November 2004, Mr. Ciolek appeared before the Independent Review Board of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to report the details of the allegation of abuse he made against the Pittsburgh priest. When he appeared before the

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PopeWatch: Walls

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took to national television Tuesday night in his battle over his proposed border wall to keep out drunk college

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PopeWatch: Shut Up, They Explained

The powers that be in the Church continue their policy of attempting to silence critics:   HOUSTON, Texas, January 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest told to stop speaking out about certain aspects of the Church’s sexual-abuse scandal issued

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Viva La Revolucion

Nothing surprises PopeWatch any longer about the gang at the Vatican:   Is the Vatican under Pope Francis now so enamored of socialism that it’s tweeting celebratory praise for the Castroites and the hellhole they made of Cuba? Well, it’s apparently

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PopeWatch: Siege

Father Raymond J. de Souza at First Things gives us a look at the siege mentality at the Vatican:   A year that began with the Holy Father performing a quick wedding on a plane in Chile ended with the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Catholicism?

One of the striking features of this pontificate is how few of the Pope’s statements have anything to do with Catholicism.  Case in point:   Francis praised the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration, which set objectives for how the

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PopeWatch: Zanchetta

Hattip to Bob Kurland.  George Neumayr at The American Spectator provides another example of how the Pope adopts a see no evil an hear no evil policy when it comes to his cronies:   The accused bishop is Gustavo Óscar

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