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Originally started as a daily Blog update of news reports on the
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ongoing news on Pope Francis, it is
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Announcing Catholic Identity Conference, 2015
Weekend of September 25-27, 2015
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"The Three Rs of Modernism: Recognize it,
Refute it, and Return to Tradition"


Speakers: Pat Archbold, Christopher Ferrara, Michael Matt, John Rao, Ph.D., Michael Sirilla, Ph.D., John Vennari, Louie Verrecchio, James Vogel

click here for more details!

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Supremely Scandalous:
The Catholic Dominated Supreme Court Forces the Law to Promote Same-Sex “Marriage”
By Professor Brian M. McCall
Justice Kennedy’s opinion relies upon many Modernist errors long condemned by the Church to which he claims to belong but which notwithstanding their condemnation have spread like viruses through the Mystical Body of Christ and American secular society. Sadly Justice Kennedy merely exemplifies the crisis in the Catholic Church of his time. If Modernism is, as St. Pius X taught, the synthesis of all heresies, Justice Kennedy’s shameful opinion is a synthesis of Modernist errors. The opinion reads like a basic syllabus of Modernist distortion of immutable truth. click here

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AMERICAN CATHOLIC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION:
Press Release on Obergefell v. Hodges (Same-Sex "Marriage" Case)

Accordingly, we call upon the Court to overrule this decision at the first opportunity. Further, we call on the Bishop of Justice Kennedy’s diocese or any competent Church authority to impose appropriate canonical sanctions in keeping with the 1983 Code of Canon Law promulgated by John Paul II, which provides: “Those who have… been obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” CIC (1983) § 915... - click here

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The Pope invites pro-abortion, pro-same sex "marriage" politicians to discuss 'ecological conversion'

Mayoral Conference Features Only Loony Left US Politicos, Hailed by Francis as “Conscience of Humanity”
by Christopher A. Ferrara
The latest absurd novelty in the post-conciliar Church — call it environmental ecumenism — has already revealed its contours.  The just-concluded conference of mayors at the Vatican has uselessly discussed “sustainable development” and “human trafficking,” the latter being the Vatican’s politically correct distraction from the mass murder of unborn children occurring in all of the cities from which the mayors were summoned for this meeting of politicians from the Loony Left... - click here
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Socialists Want to Block Establishment
of "Fundamentalist" SSPX Capuchins

from Eponymous Flower

... it's as if the Devil has commanded his minions to take action against a small settlement of good natured Capuchins who want to take over an abandoned Capuchin friary with the blessing of the local mayor.  Not even the mostly harmless local Ordinary doesn't seem to mind.  He'd prefer to avoid conflict -
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At Milan airport: a Lego model of the Milan Cathedral - click here


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CFN Media 10: Lake Garda Interviews on Synod

CFN's John Vennari interviews Professor Thomas Stark, Christopher Ferrara, Matthew McCusker and Michael Matt on the troublesome 2015 Synod now in preparation. What is happening? What should Catholics do? Filmed in Lake Garda, Italy during the Roman Forum. - click here

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July 11, 2015
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"We implore the reigning Roman Pontiff to reverse the Church’s course of the past fifty years, abandoning the disastrous 'opening to the world' and the endless 'dialogue' and fruitless collaboration with the Church’s implacable opponents..."
The Lake Garda Statement
On the Ecclesial and Civilizational Crisis

CFN intro: I just returned home from the 23rd Roman Forum at Lake Garda, a unique event held at one of the most glorious locations on the face of the earth. The Symposium ran from June 30 to July 10. The beauty was breathtaking, the Catholic camaraderie magnificent, and the lectures first rate. At the close, we issued an important “Lake Garda” statement, signed by Dr. John Rao, Father Richard Munkelt, Professor Thomas Heinrich Stark, Christopher Ferrara, Sebastian Morello, Michael Matt and myself. This Statement will appear on a number of Catholic websites and in various print media. I hope you will read the statement, be emboldened by its contents and share it with others. The Church Militant is alive and well at the Roman Forum. – John Vennari - click here

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July 11, 2015
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Back from Dr. John Rao's Summer Symposium at Gardone
June 29 - July 10, 2015
A unique and spectacular symposium at one of the most beautiful locations on earth.
I was unable to update the CFN webpage during this time because my traveling lap-top
died 15 minutes before I left for Italy two weeks ago.
Stay tuned now for more updates - John Vennari
click here

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Instrumentum Laboris for 2015 Synod published: Translation of Selected Passages and Commentary. Plus: Will the "Kasper hypothesis" be smuggled into official Church discipline under the cover of extremely vague and clever language?
from Rorate Caeli
Blazing the trail for those who want to judge the validity of their own marriage: The Instrumentum Laboris for the 2015 Synod, an enormous and extremely long-winded document, was published on June 23 but only in Italian. This will be the guiding document for the Synod discussions, guaranteeing that this year's Synod will be at least as contentious as last year's Extraordinary Synod. The portions in italics are taken verbatim from the Lineamenta published last year that served as the guiding document for the consultations that formed the Instrumentum Laboris. In this post we provide extensive extracts from it, mostly taken from its third section. Our commentary will focus mostly on how some passages in this document secure a path for the "Kasper proposal" in favor of remarried divorcees to be accepted by the Synod. click here

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 “The Overhauling of Straight America” by Marshal E. Kirk and Hunter Madsen was expanded into the 1989 book, After the Ball, How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s. It is a blueprint of media and psychology manipulation for widespread public acceptance of homosexuality. One of Kirk and Madsen’s key strategies is to vilify their opponents: “We intend to make the anti-gays look so nasty that average Americans will want to disassociate themselves from such types.”
Tactics of the Homosexual Movement
1987 “Overhauling of Straight America”
We all know the Supreme Court's antichrist decision of today (June 26). Here's some background of how we got to this point. And, of course, our post-Conciliar bishops have been useless in reinforcing the truth about this vice - click here

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An important key to Francis' eco-document...
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Religion at the Service of Ecology
Francis’ Laudato Si and the Boff Connection
By John Vennari
The purpose of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si is to promote “ecological awareness,” “ecological conversion,” and to advance responsible “ecological citizenship”. Everything else in the document – everything else – is meant to serve this final goal. Even the most “Catholic parts” of the document at the end – where there is mention of the Eucharist, the Blessed Trinity, Our Lady, St. Joseph – ­are not for the sake of leading people in devotion to these Divine goods as ends in themselves, but to provide a basis to spur us toward ecological awareness and ecological conversion. Laudato Si is a blatant case of religion at the service of humanity, religion at the service of ecology. The spirit of the neo-pagan Leonardo Boff also pervades Francis’ text, as we will explain... click here

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Kasper Proposal Part of Synod 2015 Lineup
Document released! 2015 Synod poised to promote the same poison. Kasper proposal still on the line up: "On the assembly's most hot-button issue of all, the instrumentum speaks of a 'common accord' among the world's bishops toward 'eventual access' to the sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried couples, but only following 'an itinerary of reconciliation or a penitential path under the authority of the [diocesan] bishop,' and only 'in situations of irreversible cohabitation.' The text cautions that the proposal is only envisioned "in some particular situations, and according to well-precise conditions," citing the interest of children born in a second union ..." - click here

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CFN Media 9:
EcoEncy - Noah and Justice and Peace, Oh My


John Vennari, Catholic Family News, an impromptu, informal video taken in his work area. What does the "Ecology Encyclical" claim was the reason God punished the world at the time of Noah? Filmed on a MacBook computer - click here

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CONTRAST:
Pope Pius XII Address to Farmers: Tillers of the Soil
A truly Catholic treatment of land, farming and family
Contrast the humanistic approach of Francis' document with Pope Pius XII’s magnificent and little-known Allocution to Farmers, which dealt not on the level of an avalanche of details, as does the Laudato Si, but on the level of perennial Catholic principles regarding farming and the land; with strong emphasis on the family. Pius’ text is permeated with the Catholic Faith through and through, and with Christ and His Church, not dialogue with the world, as the framework by which man must operate... click here
 

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Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical:
the good and the bad (mostly bad)

by Christopher A. Ferrara

In
LS Francis has committed himself to the “climate change” narrative and its related dubious science. There is simply no question of this.  In Chapter 1, and thematically throughout its 184 pages of main text, LS accepts as established fact that human activity is primarily responsible for, among other things:, a rise in atmospheric greenhouse gasses; global warming;, the melting of the polar ice caps, glaciers and other masses of ice... click here
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Francis' Eco-Encyclical Released

Appears to be substantially the same as the leaked document earlier this week -
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"World Apostolate of Fatima"
Hides Our Lady of Fatima's Words
in English Translation of New Lucia Biography


by Christopher A. Ferrara

Now “The World Apostolate of Fatima” (WAF), which used to be the Blue Army before it surrendered to the Vatican Secretary of State (cf. False Friends of Fatima, Ch. 4), has produced an English translation of the biography.  And what do we find on page 243 but this curious English rendering of the crucial Portuguese phrase: “Be at peace and write what they order you, but do not give your opinion of its meaning.”  The Portuguese original says nothing whatever about Lucia’s opinion, but rather refers to an extrinsic explanation of the vision that could only have come from Our Lady Herself...
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National Journal on Eco-Encyclical Leaks
Intro from John Vennari: The following is from the National Journal. According to this report, the "Encyclical" effectively follows the leftist UN Agenda of climate change hysteria founded on questionable science that Francis seems to have accepted unconditionally. These opinions of Francis do not represent Catholic magisterium and do not bind the Catholic in any way. The "Eco-Encyclical" which promotes a leftist humanist agenda thinly covered with a pseudo-Christian veneer, demonstrates the sad fact that Francis has no idea of what the Papacy is. click here

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Full contents of Pope's "Ecology" Encyclical Laudato Si now available

Someone leaked (or broke the embargo) of the full contents of the Pope's new encyclical Laudato Si (in Italian) to Italian periodical L'Espresso. Sandro Magister has also made it available (including update from Crux news). click here

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Ordinations at Winona
St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary
June 12, 2015
Four new priests • four new deacons -
click here

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The Pope as Plaything
by Christopher A. Ferrara
During the encounter, according to [Protestant] Robison, Francis made yet another of the plethora of statements indicating that it matters not to him whether Protestants join the Catholic Church.  Robison related that Francis had spoken “on the need for everyone — Protestant, Catholic, whatever — to have a personal encounter with Christ.” In reply, Robison said to the Vicar of Christ: “Sir, as an evangelist, that deserves a high-five.” And then Robison and the Vicar of Christ shared a high-five...
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"Climate Change" Wars: Retired NASA Scientists take on Pope Francis
by Cliff Kincaid
With the papal encyclical on climate change scheduled for a June 18 release, the liberal media can be expected to portray the Vatican document as a major step forward for the United Nations agenda of controlling and taxing the use of natural resources by governments and people. But a group of retired NASA scientists is taking on the pope directly, armed with the expertise that has come through decades of planning U.S. space missions and dealing with the most complex and difficult issues of climate science. click here

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2015 Catholic Family News Conference
Children of the Latter Days
A Catholic Treatment of Apocalypse, Antichrist and Apostasy
AUDIO CDs NOW AVAILABLE - 10 New and Outstanding titles

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CFN Conference was a magnificent event; a packed house;
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Update: CFN Conference on the Apocalypse
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Plus, we have now added Father Matthew OSB as speaker
Chicago area, May 29-30-31 -
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Papal Silence: The Most Decisive Factor
in Ireland's Same-Sex "Marriage" Victory

by Robert Mauro
The Pope speaks almost every day on trivial subjects such as his not watching television but when the date the of Irish referendum was first set, and up to the actual days before the election he should have publicly opposed "gay marriage." in Ireland... click here

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Helder Câmara, "Servant of God"?
Have They Gone Mad?

by Christopher A. Ferrara One has the impression that under Francis the Church is becoming, in her human element, the equivalent of a banana republic, replete with Latin American-style demagoguery, exalting the poor and depicting them as always the innocent victims of the greedy rich. Our Lord said: "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 5:3)." Francis' version of this beatitude is: "blessed are the poor" — apparently just because they are poor.... click here

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Open Letter to Graduating Class of 2015
To those Catholic Young Men Entering Secular Society
From Paul Lavin, Ph.D.
Dear Graduate,
This letter is addressed to you – the young Catholic student who will soon be leaving home and entering the world. Perhaps you will be attending a college or university, learning a trade, or working at a job in the public or private sector. While this can be a new and exciting venture, it is a journey for which you will need to be prepared... click here

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Will Pope Francis Publicly Oppose
"Gay Marriage" in Ireland?

A Vatican Phone Number to Call
By Robert L. Mauro

Pope Francis has publicly opposed " Climate Change" and is preparing an Encyclical on the subject. As to the issue of homosexuality, he has publicly asked " Who I am to Judge?" Will he now publicly oppose " gay marriage" in Ireland prior to a public vote at the polls on changing Ireland's Constitution to allow " gay marriage "which will take place this Friday? click here

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St Peter Damien's Book of Gamorrah:
A Moral Blueprint for Our Times

By Randy Engel
Note: Randy Engel and Catholic Family News exposed the perverse Dominican Timothy Radcliffe 13 years ago! Pope Francis has just appointed Radcliffe as Consulter to Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (see below). A disturbing and in-depth report from the time. - jv - click here

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Father Timothy Radcliffe, pro-homosexual Dominican, appointed by Pope Francis as Consulter to Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
His support for civil "same sex unions" and his lavish praise of homosexual "love" are a matter of public record, and led to repeated attempts last year by good and devout Catholics to prevent him from talking at the Divine Mercy Conference in Ireland and in San Diego, California, as well as in the Flame 2 Youth Conference this year in London. click here

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CFN Media 8: Kasper Says Don't Rely on Jesus' Words
This may be the most important CFN Media video we've done yet, and will probably contain a number of points you’ve not heard before. Do you want a better grasp of Cardinal Kasper's dissent from Catholic truth and his disregard for Biblical inerrancy? Do you know how this affects the present discussion on “Communion for the divorced and remarried”? Do you want a clearer understanding of the frightening mindset of those preparing the October 2015 Synod? Do you want to better comprehend the ramifications? Do you want to know what influence do modernists such as Kasper have on Pope Francis?
Please watch this brief video all the way through and share it with others! - click here

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The Log in Fr. Paul Nicholson’s Eye
by Louie Verrecchio
"Father Nicholson [who outwardly castigates Traditional priests for alleged 'disobedience'] told me that Bishop Fabbro, for whatever reason, is adamant that Fr. Nicholson is to have nothing to do with Michael Voris and Church Militant.tv., and the agreement to keep him incardinated in the Diocese of London, Ontario while he works freely in the apostolate is contingent upon his maintaining that separation. Fr. Nicholson, ever given to histrionics, then made the nature of his dirty little secret as crystal clear as the glass house in which he currently dwells as he leaned in close and said, 'So remember, Mr. Louis, you didn’t see me here…' The problem is though, I did see him there, and not just for a quick visit." Well done Louie! - click here for article


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Scenes from Father Gruner's Funeral
May 9, 2015
Celebrant, Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX -
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An Ecology Encyclical?
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Catholic Churchmen Dance to Enviro-Pagan Puppet Masters
By John Vennari
 
One of the major goals of the pagan, anti-life ecology movement was to get the Church and religious leaders committed to the cause of environmentalism. In this, the Green Movement succeeded. We will look at a central 1986 event at Assisi that was crucial to getting the Catholic Church involved. click here
 
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Who Am I to Judge Your Carbon Footprint?
Pope Francis and "Climate Change"
By John Vennari
Pope Francis appears to accept the prevailing narrative that global warming indeed is taking place, and that man and governments must act to retard or eradicate it. Such benign – and apparently naïve – statements of Francis make no mention of the neo-pagan agenda of today’s environmentalists, a destructive agenda which calls for even greater alarm bells than any alleged ecological threat... click here

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Christopher Ferrara's Response to a Bishop
Regarding Father Gruner's Alleged "Suspension
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The question you should address to the Archdiocese of Milan is simply this: “What offense is Father Gruner said to have committed?” You will find that the answer is none at all. The entire “case” of Father Gruner reduces to Cardinal Sodano's attempt to prevent him from being incardinated so that he could be “suspended” for not being incardinated. click here

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Francis receives his 'dear sister',
head of the Lutheran 'Church' of Sweden

from Vatican Insider
The ecumenical freak show continues. The great danger, even for 'traditional' Catholics, is that we can become used to this perfidy and lose our sense of justified outrage. - jv ... click here

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Jail time for parents keeping kids from Common Core?

The state is threatening parents with “criminal accountability” and jail time if they continue to be part of a nationwide movement keeping their children from taking the highly contended mandatory Common Core tests.
The federally imposed Common Core that is implemented by all but a small handful of states has been criticized by parents and educators alike as being a dumbed-down curricula that indoctrinates students with politically correct material laden with moral relativism... click here
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Wake and Funeral Arrangements
for Father Nicholas Gruner

click here for details

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Fatima Center video: In Loving Memory of Father Gruner

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Father Nicholas Gruner, RIP

April 29: It is my sad duty to announce the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner
He died suddenly late today of a heart attack while working at his Fatima Center office.
At the moment, I do not know more than this. Please re-visit our page for updates.
He was truly
the world expert on Fatima. He was more knowledgable on this subject, and on the true nature of the Fatima Message than anyone else.
Father Gruner's
Fatima Center will have more information tomorrow.
Please remember Father Gruner in your prayers, a good friend and a true Catholic Crusader.
- John Vennari



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Ten things you need to know about the
Supreme Court’s gay ‘marriage’
being heard on April 28
from Mass Resistance
On April 28 the US Supreme Court case will hear oral arguments for the case that will essentially decide whether “gay marriage” is a previously unknown “fundamental right” enshrined in the US Constitution, similar to the Court’s 1973 abortion ruling. What was once a fringe, unthinkable idea is now on the verge of being imposed on the entire nation.
What is happening? Here are ten things to know about this case...
click here

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The Protestant 'Born Again' Experience
Brief video

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Update: CFN Conference on the Apocalypse
10th Speaker Announced • Sign Up Now!
Chicago area, May 29-30-31 -
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Schedule posted...

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Cardinal Brandmüller: Advocates for changing Catholic teaching on marriage are ‘heretics’ – even if they are bishops
"It is evident that the pastoral practice of the Church cannot stand in opposition to the binding doctrine nor simply ignore it ... A change of the teaching, of the dogma, is unthinkable. Who nevertheless consciously does it, or insistently demands it, is a heretic – even if he wears the Roman Purple." Cardinal Brandmüller - click here for interview

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YQA: Malachi Martin & the Papal Consistory; was it true?

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Misericordiae Vultus: Bull of Indiction
of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

April 11, 2015

Note from JV: We post "for the record" Pope Francis' new "Jubilee of Mercy" Bull, wherein Francis gives a repetition of John XXIII's infamous quote to prefer "the medicine of mercy" rather than condemnations. It is thus fitting to recall the keen observation of Professor Romano Amerio in his brilliant work, Iota Unum, where Amerio exposes John XXIII's sentimental sophism as follows: "This setting up of the principle of mercy as opposed to severity ignores the fact that in the mind of the Church the condemnation of error is itself a work of mercy, since by pinning down error those laboring under it are corrected and others are preserved from falling into it..." For 9000 + word Bull, click here

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Vatican Cardinal to religious:
Those who abandon Vatican II are 'killing themselves'

Francis' Vatican remains committed to the catastrophe - click here

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Francis’ Vatican Remains
Silent as Homo-Fascism Rises

by Christopher A. Ferrara
As Cardinal Burke warns that the “gay lobby” within the Catholic Church is plotting for disaster at the Synod, civil society is increasingly dominated by a “homo-Fascism,” aided and abetted by the mass media... click here

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"...according to Müller, the current pontificate – and John XXIII’s too – lacks sufficient theological 'structure'."
Müller suggests new task for Congregation for Doctrine of Faith

CFN note: We are aware that Müller is a Vatican II, ecumenical prelate. Yet even he sees the lack of theological prowess of Pope Francis, and recommends that the CDF provide the "theological structure of a pontificate". As the last line reads, "...according to Müller, the current pontificate – and John XXIII’s too – lacks sufficient theological 'structure'."
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Special Video Report

CFN Media 7
Pittsburgh: SSPX Rededicates Former Diocesan Church

Where in Pittsburgh do you think Pope Pius XII would find a Mass at which he would feel at home? -
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Photo Report:
Pittsburgh: SSPX Returns Local Church
to the Mass for which the Church was Built

The Dedication of St. James Church: March 28, 2015

by John Vennari

March 28: Today I had the privilege of attending the Solemn Blessing and First Mass of St. James Church, a former diocesan church now owned by the Society of St. Pius X.
click here for photo report

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As Opposition to the Phony Synod Rises,
Francis Says “Gossip” Against It Must Cease

by Christopher A. Ferrara
Seeing the rising opposition to his “Synod on the Family,” which is widely perceived as a frontal attack on the family, Francis has issued another of his finger-wagging rebukes of insufficiently progressive Catholics: “Everyone — cardinals, bishops, priests, men and women religious, lay faithful — we are all called to pray for the synod. This is what is needed, not chatter and gossip!”
- click here

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Blessed Pius IX, Father De Smet and the American Indians
An Exchange between Pius and the Coeur d’Alénes

Excerpted from Father E. Lavielle, S.J.

Despite persecutions, the Catholic Indians [in America] with but few exceptions remained faithful to the Church. A Methodist minister who for some time labored to turn Ignace, the chief of the Yakimas, from his faith, asked him one day how much he would want for changing to Protestantism....
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“Even when it concerns the execution of a man condemned to death, the state
does not dispose of the individual’s right to live. It is reserved then to the public power to deprive the
condemned man of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his crime, he has
dispossessed himself of the right to life.” - Pope Pius XI


The Church on Capital Punishment
By Raphael T. Waters, D. Ph., L. Ph., Ph.C. 
It appears a number of influential Catholics,and now even Pope Francis, seem intent on asserting the death penalty is contrary to the Law of God. This assertion is not true. The late Dr. Raphael Waters (d. 2010), eminent professor of Thomistic Philosophy, and an expert on the topic of the Death Penalty, presents a compendium of Scripture and Church teaching on the issue. click here

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CFN Media 6
Pope Francis Says Tridentine Mass a Step Backwards

John Vennari, Catholic Family News:
Pope Francis celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the all vernacular liturgy on March 7, 2015; takes another hit at Traditional Catholics; voices unqualified praise for Vatican II's liturgical revolution. And what has the Church magisterium throughout the centuries said about an all-vernacular liturgy? Why do our post-Conciliar leaders celebrate defiance of these perennial teachings?
click here

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Announcing Catholic Family News Conference
Children of the Latter Days
A Catholic Treatment of Apocalypse,
Apostasy and Antichrist

Weekend of May 29-31, 2015
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Catholic Family News is pleased to announce its 2015 Conference to be held in Deerfield Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The dates are May 29, 30 & 31. The Conference theme is in the headline above: “Children of the Latter Days: A Catholic Treatment of Apocalypse, Apostasy and Antichrist.” Ten speakers will address this topic throughout the weekend. - click here

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Note from CFN: This piece appears in the UK Tabloid The Daily Mail. Why do I take it seriously? Because it tallies with the other research I've done on Papa Bergoglio, particularly the fact that Bergoglio, as I've reported in the past, appears to be of one mind with the late, radical Cardinal Martini of Milan, whom Pope Francis publicly praised as a "prophetic" figure and "Father of the whole Church." - j vennari
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Close: Oscar Crespo, 77, grew up with Pope Francis in Buenos Aires and is pictured here during his trip to see him in the Vatican in October.
Daily Mail Report: Pope wants to scrap centuries-old ban on priests marrying and told divorced woman 'living in sin' that she COULD receive Holy Communion, claims confidante

  • Oscar Crespo, a childhood friend of the Pope, said the pontiff revealed his 'priorities' for his papacy during a visit to the Vatican in October
  • Mr Crespo, 77, from Buenos Aires, claimed the Pope told him he wanted to allow priests to marry because the law is 'archaic'
  • The Pope also told him to pass a message to a woman 'living in sin' who had been divorced that she could receive Holy Communion again 
  • Argentinian teacher Claudia Garcia Larumbe told MailOnline she was 'speechless' after receiving the message from the Pope
  • The Vatican said that 'if' the Pope had these conversations they were private and 'does not have any bearing on the teaching of the Churcb
A childhood friend of Pope Francis has claimed that he intends to overturn the centuries-old ban on Catholic priests from getting married and that he told a divorcee 'living in sin' that she could receive Holy Communion.
click here for report

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More of the Francis Free-Fall:
Vatican hosted feminist conference featuring
unspeakably perverse pro-homosexual professor

from Lifesitenews' Hillary White

March 11: This weekend the Vatican formally hosted one of Britain’s most virulently pro-abortion and pro-homosexual writers, as well as the head of an American organization promoting female ordination, at an officially sanctioned event inside Vatican City walls. Organizers spoke to Vatican Radio as well as the secular press, praising the new atmosphere within the Church’s leadership that made the conference possible...
click here

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A Priest Responds to the 2015 "Family Synod" Preparatory Document:
"Vague, secular, naive, sentimental, discouraging."

"The language of sin and redemption was missing from the documents"; "Throughout the document there is a sentimental notion of mercy which can be quite misleading."; more - click here

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The Popes on Thomism
from Dr. A.M. Woodbury's Introduction to Theology
March 7, 2015: As today is the traditional Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, we produce this short write-up by eminent Father Austin Woodbury (1899-1979), known as "Doc" Woodbury, about the superiority and value of the teaching of Aquinas. click here

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Father Daniel Themann, SSPX • Angelus Press Conference, 2014
Deficiencies of the New Mass
Father Themann at the Angelus Press Conference

By John Vennari

“There is nothing in the renewed Mass that can really bother the evangelical Protestant." So said Protestant Minister Max Thurian, who was a member of the Consilium that drafted the New Mass, which is now in virtually every parish and religious house worldwide. click here

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Sister Josefa Menendez Journeys to Hell
Compiled by Catholic Family News
“One of these damned souls cried out: ‘This is my torture … that I want to love and cannot; there is nothing left me but hatred and despair. If one of us could so much as make a single act of love … This would no longer be hell … but we cannot, we live on hatred and malevolence’ …” (March 23, 1922) - click here
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SSPX / Padre Pio Academy in Ridgefield Releases
Quality recording of Rosary and Way of the Cross

Click here for details

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Reports: Card. Baldisseri ordered interception of
copies of book mailed to Synod participants

The head of secretariat of the synod of bishops was reportedly "furious" about
"Remaining in the Truth of Christ," which includes chapters by Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller
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Italian Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops (left), talks with Pope Francis during the morning session on the final day of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
CWR: Both Kath.net and Edward Pentin are reporting that Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, ordered the interception of over a hundred copies of the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which had been mailed to participants in last October’s Extraordinary Synod - click here

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Two Saints of the Eucharist
Tarsicius and Pius X


by Susan Vennari

When I was eight years old, I fell in love. The boy was not much older than I was; I first read about him, or maybe someone told me about him. His name was "Tarsicius" -- Saint Tarsicius, and he became my dearest friend. How those few words I learned about him burned in my heart. Tarsicius, the boy-saint of the early days of the Church.
click here

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Padre Pio and the Freemason
By Father Pascal P. Parente, S.T.D., Ph.D., J.B.C.

“What, you here? You, who are a Freemason?” exclaimed Padre Pio the moment he laid eyes on the newcomer.
“Yes, Father,” said Cesare.
“And what is your intention as a Freemason?”
“To fight against the Church from a political point of view.”
click here

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ISIS/Al Hayat Media

ISIS BEHEADS 21 CHRISTIANS, PROMISES TO
‘CONQUER ROME, BY ALLAH’S PERMISSION’

From Breitbart News
The Islamic State terror group released a video on Sunday showing the Islamic jihadis beheading 21 Egyptian Christians who were previously kidnapped in Libya. The Egyptian Copts, who were dressed in prisoner-like orange jump suits, were lined up along a beach and abruptly beheaded in the graphic five-minute video.
click here

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CFN Media 5 - Response to Voris Part 2:
'Reactionaries' and Blunder

Here is part II of my response to Voris. Hope you find it helpful. I want to be finished
with Voris here. As CFN readers know, I never mention him. But as I've said elsewhere,
we did not attack him, he assaulted us and we have no choice but to respond. I wish
Mr. Voris would keep his cannons pointed at the real enemy. (Part I is below) - jv


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CFN response to Michael Voris'
recent assault on Traditional Catholic Media

that he labels "reactionary" Catholics. - J Vennari
Contains a brief defense of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
This is part I: Part II is now uploaded and posted above.


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Tradwriter 25: Michael Voris almost gets the SSPX... from Louie Verrecchio on Vimeo.


Louie Verrecchio on Voris' latest attack against "reactionary" (Traditional) Catholics.

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The Coming Burke-Bergoglio Conflict
“I will resist” if the Pope allows
Communion for the divorced and remarried

by John Vennari

Cardinal Raymond Burke made headlines in early February when he said “I will resist” any effort of Pope Francis to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.... It appears Pope Francis has already made up his mind to somehow “allow” divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist. We will demonstrate Pope Francis’ determination on this point...

We witness here a heavy-handed abuse of authority, an attempt to force corrupt “pastoral” policy upon the Church. The entire drama reeks of that which Pope Francis claims to decry: authoritarianism, top-down centrist power and the worst form of clericalism...-
click here

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CFN Media 3 - The Six Strikes Against Vatican II
What are the "Six Strikes Against Vatican II"? Is it really "unthinkable" to question the Council? What have both progressivists and Traditional Catholics said about the Council texts? Why is this Council unlike anything else in Church history? Who admitted the Council contains "compromised formulas"? CFN Editor John Vennari deals with these questions and more in this brief video. Please share with others! - click here

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Pope Francis to Celebrate the
50th Anniversary of Paul VI’s Use of the Vernacular


It was announced in the most recent edition of L’Osservatore Romano that Pope Francis will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first celebration of the liturgy in the vernacular by Paul VI - on March 7 at 6:00 PM - click here

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go to page 2 - includes numerous article about the 2014 Synod

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Modern "Liberty"
This photo says it all

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