Catholic Family News
A Monthly Journal Preserving our Catholic Faith and Heritage
2016 CFN Daily Blog
Originally started as a daily Blog update of news reports on the
Papal Conclave and
ongoing news on Pope Francis, it is
now a general Blog updated daily on traditional Catholic topics

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"The grace of Matrimony will remain for the most part an unused talent hidden in the field unless the parties
exercise these supernatural powers and cultivate and develop the seeds of grace they have received." - Pope Pius XII
Are You Using the Special Graces Of Marriage?
by Father T.E. Tobin, C.SS.R
Christian marriage is a sacrament which gives to husband and wife special helps to fulfill their duties according to God’s Will -
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CFN Conference Fast Approaching
“Prophecy, Miracles and Aids to the Faith”
Weekend of June 10-12, 2016 in Deerfield IL

All speakers, topics and details. You won't want to miss this magnificent weekend, schedule now posted - click here

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Dr. Thomas Stark: Interview with Cardinal Burke:
Amoris Laetitia produces confusion
Dr. Thomas Stark interviews Raymond Cardinal Burke on
Amoris Laetitia. Cardinal Burke defends his claim that Amoris Laetitia is not magisterial. - click here

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May 13, 2016 - the 99th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima
The Story of Fatima: 1916 to May 13, 1917
By John Vennari
The apparitions at Fatima started with the apparition of an Angel.. (a simple narrative) click here

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More Revolution:
Francis to create commission to study
female deacons in Catholic Church

After crippling moral theology, opening the door to Eucharistic sacrilege and undermining Catholic doctrine on Matrimony by means of the latest Synods and Amoris Laetitia, Francis now turns his sights to the possibility "woman deaconesses." It's almost as if he lies awake at night thinking, "What can I disrupt next?" - click here

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A Visit to St. Charbel Relics in Buffalo area
Miraculous Saint! See also prayer and brief bio
compiled by John Vennari - click here

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Relics of St. Charbel to Visit Buffalo NY Area,
May 10-11 - click here

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"I honestly do not see how one could interpret Chapter 8 of the Exhortation
in the sense of traditional doctrine. It would do violence to the text and wouldn’t
respect the intention of the compilers." Father Barthe

Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia
cannot be interpreted in a traditional sense

Interview of Roberto de Mattei with Fr. Claude Barthe
Superb, plain-speaking interview that exposes the fallacy that Amoris Laetitia is only poorly interpreted. Exclusive CFN translation - click here
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Bensalem shrine to St. Katharine Drexel to be sold
The Vatican II monster claims another victim. This beautiful shrine (that holds the tomb of St. Katherine Drexel) is not far from where I grew up in Philadelphia. Oremus - jv - click here

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Spaemann: “Every priest who holds to the sacramental order hitherto in force may undergo forms of bullying from their faithful and be put under pressure by their bishop. Rome can now impose the directive that from now on only 'merciful' bishops will be appointed, bishops who are willing to soften the existing order."

Pope's New Document Constitutes a Rupture
The Spaemann Interview

Translated by Robert Moynihan
Click here for interview

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April 29, 2016
One Year Anniversary of the Death of Father Gruner
Remembering Father Gruner: Chris Ferrara and John Vennari - click here

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Cardinal Pie of Poitiers
and the Kingship of Christ

by Father Denis Fahey

"The dethronement of God on earth is a crime, to which we must never become resigned. Let us never cease to protest against it." Cardinal Pie - click here

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“Amoris laetitia”: a need for clarification in order to avoid a general confusion
The paradox of the contradictory interpretations of “Amoris laetitia”

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider
English Translation from Voice of the Family

...There are bishops and priests who publicly and openly declare that AL represents a very clear opening-up to communion for the divorced and remarried, without requiring them to practice continence. In their opinion, it is this aspect of sacramental practice, which, according to them, is now to undergo a significant change that gives AL its truly revolutionary character. Interpreting AL with reference to irregular couples, a president of a Bishops’ Conference has stated, in a text published on the website of the same Bishops’ Conference: “This is a disposition of mercy, an openness of heart and of spirit that needs no law, awaits no guideline, nor bides on prompting. It can and should happen immediately”...
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Pope Pius XII’s Holy Office condemned Situation Ethics in all its forms on February 2, 1956
Situation Ethics Enshrined
Amoris Laetitia
A simple Q & A on Certain Aspects of the Post-Synodal Exhortation
By John Vennari
• How will Amoris Laetitia be destructive to the teaching of moral theology (at Francis' insistence)?
• What are the five main reasons why many Catholics fail to resist this new document?
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Mark Your Calendar! CFN Conference
Prophecy, Miracles and Aids to the Faith
Weekend of June 10-12, 2016 in Chicago area

Catholic Family News is scheduling its 2016 conference to be held in Deerfield Ill, near Chicago. The conference theme this year is Prophecies, Miracles and Aids to the Faith.

Speakers: Father Albert, OP •Father Isaac Relyea • Christopher Ferrara • Matt Gaspers • Cornelia Ferreira • Dr. Andrew Childs • Michael Matt • Suzanne Pearson • John Salza • John Vennari
for initial brief report, click here

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April 16 inflight interview:
Francis: "I could say, 'Yes. Period,' but that would be too short a response," - recommends Schonborn presentation -
click here

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John Vennari interviewed about Fatima Conference in Boston
April 22-24, in memory of Father Gruner - click here

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Amoris Laetitia and The Great Façade
by Christopher A. Ferrara The publication of Amoris Laetitia has provoked an entirely predictable cyclone of competing opinions ranging from “nothing to see here,” to “not magisterial,” to “catastrophe” to “revolutionary” ... click here
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Francis’ Zombie Apocalypse
By John Vennari
April 11: The Amoris Laetitia offensive continues. Pope Francis appears to be doubling down on his insistence that divorced and remarried are somehow part of the life of the Church.
This morning’s ‘Tweet’ from Pope Francis is above -
click here for brief commentary

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CFN Media 14 - Francis' Rich Church and "Exhortation" Fraud

What are two overlooked fraudulent aspects of the latest Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia?

What about Francis' alleged "poor Church of the poor?"

Why is contradiction of Catholic doctrine permitted?

- CFN Editor John Vennari -
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Francis Post-Synodal Exhortation released
Cautiously opens door for Communion to Divorced/Remarried.
Prepare for Battle -
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Francis' Apostolic Exhortation:
Pastoral Discernment
and Dead Members “Alive”

“In the case of divorcees who have remarried, we posed the question, what do we do with them? … let us open the doors a bit more... Why can’t they be godfathers and godmothers ? … Things need to change, our standards need to change.” - Pope Francis

By John Vennari
            The Vatican has sent a letter to the world’s bishop with instructions on how to prepare the faithful for Francis’ post-Synodal Exhortation. Francis’ document, said to run about 200 pages, will be released this Friday. The Letter to bishops, written by the synod’s secretary general Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, mentions two key elements to reading the document: “pastoral discernment” and “dialogue." This language tallies with Pope Francis’ thematic call for “pastoral conversion." We can perhaps gain an understanding of what this new terminology entails – puzzling phrases that are nowhere found in the Catholic vocabulary of Pope Pius X, Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII – when we look at the continuing call for those publicly living in sin to become more active “living” members in the Church. This indeed would be a “pastoral conversion” of practice that may not specifically “change” doctrine, but conflicts with doctrine...
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Our dying nation...
120 Major Business Leaders Team up with
Homosexual Lobby to Pressure North Carolina

from Lifesitenews
In a situation reminiscent of last year's religious freedom fight in Indiana, and the more recent one last week in Georgia, powerful politicians and CEOs across America are teaming up with the LGBT lobby to pressure North Carolina to overturn its new law protecting privacy in restrooms and similar facilities ... Several LGBT advocacy groups have filed suit, saying the law is unconstitutional and meant to legalize discrimination. Scores of businesses have opposed the law, as well, with more than 120 "major" CEOs, including mega-billionaires like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Kellogg’s John Bryant, signing a letter opposing the law that was delivered to the governor by the Human Rights Campaign. The companies include Google, Microsoft, Barnes & Noble, Levi & Straus, Twitter, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo.
click here

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Australia's progressive Archbishop Mark Coleridge, at 2015 Synod Press Conference, said
he would do away with the term “indissolubility,” which he says is “negative in form.” He
also wants to discard the phrase “intrinsically disordered act” – a term despised by those
who embrace situation ethics.
Preview - Francis’ Synod Exhortation:
Brace Yourself for Revolution?

The Past is Prologue
by John Vennari
I travelled to Rome to cover the October 2015 Synod ... spent 14 days there, the final two weeks of the event. Based on what I saw coming from the Synod, as well as the daily Vatican press briefings, there is good reason to fear the new Exhortation will be every bit as “revolutionary” as Cardinal Kasper pledges.
click here

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Modern "Liberty"
This photo says it all


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