Catholic Teaching is under assault...from the Pope!

Is Catholic teaching under assault from Amoris Laetitia. Yes says Canon Lawyer Fr. Gerald Murray.

Sometimes in discussions with some people it seems they think I am making up the confusion and problems being caused directly by the words and actions of Pope Francis. EWTN is well known for being cautious, middle of the road, faithful and devout. It seeks to avoid controversy and upsetting the mainstream bishops, etc. But the dismay evident in this clip is incontrovertible. It is a clear examination which is highly commendable for its' objectivity and clarity. It covers all the bases.

It seems clear that the inclusion in AAS is an attempt by Pope Francis to deal with the dubia by roundabout means.

Edward Pentin reports that Bishop Arrieta, the second-ranking official at the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, said the Buenos Aires guidelines take into account “norms but also the concrete situations” affecting the conscience of remarried divorcees “in order to deal with a compl…

Abortion in the UK: David Vs Goliath

Clare McCullough of The Good Counsel Network (GCN) appeared before the UK House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee last Tuesday to talk about alleged harassment by right-to-life groups outside abortion facilities, as I reported on in October here.

Here, she speaks excellently in describing the kind and peaceful nature of the vigils, and against the Select Committee’s utterly biased pro-abortion Chairperson Yvette Cooper MP, she shows the relevance of the voices of those women who have been helped by GCN.
Clare McCullough of @GoodCounselNet contributed superbly to @CommonsHomeAffs yesterday, refuting #harassment allegations & speaking for women given real #choice: — Right To Life (@RightToLifeUK) December 13, 2017 A friend of mine, Clare, who has blogged brilliantly before on this issue here and here, wrote this on Facebook about the dreadful situation and t…

Author of The Dictator Pope comes out of the shadows

The Italian publication La Verità has secured an interesting interview with the author of The Dictator Pope, the pseudonymous Marcantonio Colonna.
"It was necessary to use a pseudonym because, as the book tells us, Pope Francis takes merciless revenge on those who oppose him. For example, the three assistants of Cardinal Müller who were dismissed in October 2016 for alleged criticism of the Pope."~Colonna
In this interview, Colonna says that the media image of Pope Francis is one of the most amazing scams of contemporary life. All who work in the Vatican know the abyss between that image and reality and we should not be surprised that someone eventually reveals the truth.

Asked why he wrote the book, he explains that he intends it "to prevent the Church from making a similar error again. That is to elect as Pope a little-known cardinal who turns out to be very different from what he seemed."

According to Colonna Pope Francis is "sovereign who exercises his pe…

When God Speaks

Further to the discussion regarding the sixth petition of the Lord's prayer, and Pope Benedict XVI's superb catechesis, which I posted here, I stumbled on this Youtube video of Nabeel.

Back in July 2009, I lost control of my car in a torrential downpour and the one passenger, my seven year old daughter Ruth, was killed. So began the darkest, most difficult period of my life so far. A period of my life I am still very much in. Through that time I have felt desperate, alone, utterly empty. But I have also felt continually comforted through the grief and pain by my wife and children as we suffered together, but also, in a very real and tangible way, by God.

Nabeel Qureshi was a Christian convert from the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam. He also wrote three books, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (Zondervan, February 2014), Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward (Zondervan, March 2016), and No God But One—Allah or Jesus (Zondervan, August 2016). He die…

True Discipleship under Pope Francis - what are your options?

Fr. Dwight Longnecker is a priest I have long admired, read and followed. He is orthodox, honest & forthright. Not afraid to stand up for the faith. I was interested to read his blog today, in which he basically attacks those who are being pushed into sedevacantism by Pope Francis. 'Is that a thing?' you may legitimately ask. Well, there's loads of it out there, as Fr. Dwight remarks in his post: As increasing numbers of conservative Catholics become impatient with Pope Francis, I’m afraid this dilemma is becoming more acute. I hear rumblings and grumblings about the Pope, about Amoris Letitia and just about everything else, and the grumblings are becoming increasingly sour and nasty. But what are you going to do, become a sedevacantist? Good luck with that.
In fact, if you’re so fed up with the pope you should make that choice. Is he the pope or not? Conservative Catholics need to face the truth. Francis is the Pope. Get used to it and get busy being Catholic. You th…

Crispian Holllis - Forgotten, but not gone

It was once said to me that we nearly "lost the whole of the South Coast" under the disastrous bishoprics of Hollis, Budd and Murphy-O'Connor/Conry. So much so that drastic measures have been needed to revive all three diocese, and Bishop Mark O'Toole has said "the West Country is ‘mission territory’ akin to Pakistan or Burma".

Bishop Emeritus Hollis has spoken out against the 2011 English Translation of the Roman Missal in a letter to the mouthpiece of all heresy; the Tablet.

The publication carried a letter from Bishop Hollis, who was bishop of Portsmouth from 1989 to 2012 when the excellent, orthodox and erudite Bishop Egan took over.

I am grateful for the correspondence about the current translation of our liturgical texts and for Eamon Duffy’s cogent article, “Broken English” (2 December). It has given me an opportunity to look back and to regret deeply that I did not take the discussions in the Bishops’ Conference about the translations more seriously…

Pope wants to change the Lord's prayer

So you've all seen this story by now I'm sure, here in The Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has called for the Italian translation of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed as it implies God leads people into temptation.

The line, which is traditionally translated into English as “And lead us not into temptation”, was recently changed in French to say “do not let us enter into temptation.”

Currently, the Italian translation is rendered in the same way as the English, implying a change in the English version may also be coming.

Asked about the change on French TV, the Pope said the traditional phrasing is “not a good translation”.

“I am the one who falls. It’s not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen,” he said. “A father doesn’t do that, a father helps you to get up immediately. It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.”
The current English translation has two things going for it: it’s an accurate rendering of both the NT Greek and the Latin;…