The document by Walter, Cardinal Brandmüller that Fr Zed cites is here.
From Fr Z's Blog
Eccles has a bit of fun with the Pillar/ Burrill/Grindr affair. Hilarious, as usual!
From Eccles is Saved
As reported by journalists from the Bitter Pillar (formerly the Tablet), data from the popular social networking Latindr app, used by people of a certain inclination who want to get together for a bit of TLM (nudge, nudge), has been used to trap priests and bishops in compromising situations.
Not suitable for Catholics.
As many commentators have pointed out, Pope Francis's attempt to restrict the traditional Mass is not simply a change in forms of worship, but a piece of deep moral teaching, on a par with the edict that homosexual priests should keep their trousers on (except possibly if they are Jesuits). All right, it contradicts all the ideas of previous popes, but then so does practically everything that oozes from the papal pen.
So the big moral debate this week was: which is worse, using Latindr to get together with like-minded Catholics, or getting hold of such personal data and "outing" rogue clergy? Well, we on this blog are in no doubt. These nasty wicked people should be exposed for what they are, even if it involves tracking their movements.
The Latin Given By Tradition (LGBT) movement is very powerful these days, and even non-LGBT commentators were shocked to see Pope Francis's Romaphobic condemnation of the practice. But hacking into Latindr may be the best way to purify the Church.
As a bonus, we have the results of this week's Eccles "horror art" competition. The theme was "families" and competitors were to imagine a dysfunctional family where the parents had three eyes between them, wicked Uncle Arthur was an alcoholic who liked to surround himself with Yorkshire puddings, and the ghosts of the dead grandparents looked on in dismay.
The winning entrant from Marko Ivan Rupnik (age 6).
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A good question. Why is ANY Catholic organisation sheltering this perverted layman?
From Complicit Clergy
Media reports announcing criminal charges brought against Theodore McCarrick have revealed that he has been living at Vianney Renewal Center in Ditmer, Missouri which is owned and operated by the Congregation of the Servants of the Paraclete (CSP).
Dr Shaw calls out J.D. Flynn for calumniously accusing Cardinal Burke and others of calling for disobedience.
From The Chairman's Blog
By The Hon. Joseph Shaw, PhD, FRSACross-posted from Rorate Caeli.
“Can the Roman Pontiff juridically abrogate the UA?” Burke asked.This is then linked to an interpretation of His Excellency’s remarks by a CNA author. Flynn does not express an opinion as the truth of this interpretation, and yet feels justified to make his insinuation.
The cardinal concluded in the negative, positing that the pope’s authority does not allow him “to eradicate a liturgical discipline which has been alive in the Church since the time of Pope Gregory the Great and even earlier.”
After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that the pope really could do anything in liturgical matters, especially if he were acting on the mandate of an ecumenical council. … The pope’s authority is bound to the Tradition of faith, and that also applies to the liturgy. It is not “manufactured” by the authorities. Even the pope can only be a humble servant of its lawful development and abiding integrity and identity.... The authority of the pope is not unlimited; it is at the service of Sacred Tradition.It is a commonplace among theologians that the power of the Vicar of Christ is not arbitrary or despotic, but given for a specific purpose, a purpose which conditions the matters which it governs and also the way it can be used. The Church’s own tradition of Canon law allows for the fact that some practices are simply not uprooted by legislation against them and become legitimate with the passage of time (Canon 24.2); that bishops can lift universal disciplinary obligations from those under their charge for the good of souls (Canon 87.1); and that, in the final analysis, the salvation of souls is the supreme law (Canon 1752).
You might want to print this out to have handy to give to your typical 'Church of Nice' Catholic friends. It's powerful!
From Catholic 365
By Jacinta Boudreau
It’s no secret that many Modern-day Catholics have little to no idea of what real, true blue, Catholicism is. The sheer number of “Catholics” in our government that continue to promote pro-abortion (pro baby murder) while claiming to be "devout Catholics" proves this. This is partly because of the complete lack of proper education on Catholicism by the clergy for the past 50-60 years.
'The 'birthing community' is increasingly deluded about biology'. It is only a small part of the total insanity of 'wokeism'.
By Raquel Rosarios Sánchez
The 'birthing community' is increasingly deluded about biology
'You see, when they say “coexist” they mean submit.' Another anti-Christian decision by an activist court determined to drive us underground.
By Matthew Archbold
This is what happens when you create new rights for certain select communities. They tend to conflict with the God given rights for all.
And it turns out that judges tend to favor these newfangled made up rights over those icky God-given ones.
A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services to LGBTQ people amounts to bias or freedom of speech.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday denied Lorie Smith’s attempt to overturn a lower court ruling throwing out her legal challenge.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents Smith, argued that the law forced her to violate her Christian beliefs.
In the 2-1 ruling, the panel said Colorado had a compelling interest in protecting the “dignity interests” of members of marginalized groups through its law.
The anti-discrimination law is the same one at issue in the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips that was decided in 2018 by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The high court decided the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had acted with anti-religious bias against Phillips after he refused to bake a cake for two men who were getting married. But it did not rule on the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to LGBTQ people.
The Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom also represented Phillips. Founded in 1994 by Christian leaders concerned about religious freedom, the group said it would appeal Monday’s ruling.
“The government should never force creative professionals to promote a message or cause with which they disagree. That is quintessential free speech and artistic freedom,” the group’s senior counsel, John Bursch, said in a statement.
Lambda Legal, a group that fights for the civil rights of LGBTQ people, had submitted a brief supporting the Colorado law.
“This really isn’t about cake or websites or flowers,” Lambda Legal senior counsel Jennifer C. Pizer said in a statement. “It’s about protecting LGBTQ people and their families from being subjected to slammed doors, service refusals and public humiliation in countless places — from fertility clinics to funeral homes and everywhere in between.”
In arguments before the three-judge panel in November, Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich asked what Smith would do if she was approached by a straight wedding planner asking her to create four heterosexual wedding sites and one for a same-sex wedding. Kristen Waggoner, a lawyer for the alliance, said Smith would not take that job.
Colorado Solicitor General Eric Olson questioned whether Smith should even be allowed to challenge the law since she had not started offering wedding websites yet.
But if she did, Olson said, her argument would mean she would refuse to create a website for a hypothetical same-sex couple named Alex and Taylor but agree to make the same one for an opposite-sex couple with the same names. He said that would be discrimination under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation…
Judge Mark Beck Briscoe wrote in Monday’s majority opinion that “we must also consider the grave harms caused when public accommodations discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Combatting such discrimination is, like individual autonomy, ‘essential’ to our democratic ideals.”
In his dissent, Tymkovich wrote that “this case illustrates exactly why we have a First Amendment. Properly applied, the Constitution protects Ms. Smith from the government telling her what to say or do.”
Say, how is this “coexist” thing working out?
There is a reason that Fr Zed refers to the 'liberals' who slavishly follow Francis's every utterance as 'the New catholic Red Guard'.
From One Peter Five
By Jane Stannus
To see what Fr Hunwicke is contrasting, see my post here.
Bishop Declan is, I am sure, a Traditionis custos. He must be, because he is Bishop of Clifton; and because he will have read these words in Traditionis custodes:
"I am saddened by abuses in the celebration of the liturgy on all sides. In common with Benedict XVI, I deplore the fact that 'in many places the prescriptions of the new Missal are not observed in celebration, but indeed come to be interpreted as an authorisation for or even a requirement of creativity, which leads to almost unbearable distortions' ... the eccentricities that can easily degenerate into abuses ..."
His lordship reacted to TC within hours in as far as it applied to the Traditionalist Benedictines at Glastonbury. It would be jolly ... very jolly ... to hear how he is dealing with the church of S Nicolas of Tolentino ... with regard to which, I am representing a couple of earlier posts, today and tomorrow.
It's a tremendously exciting place ... they even have a Creed of their own!! Which ... rather counter-culturally ... affirms the goodness of the Covidvirus!!!
INFIDEL. One who does not believe. Formerly applied to all non-Christians, the term is now used only of unbelievers, i.e., professed atheists or agnostics. (Etym. Latin in-,not + fidelis, true, faithful: infidelis, one that cannot be relied upon, faithless.)
(An example of the corruption of language on which I often harp. 'Infidel' still means all non-Christians, but the liberals have warped the language to pretend it only applies to 'professed atheists or agnostics'. N.B., I am not accusing the Servant of God, John Hardon, of liberalism, but in this case, he simply accepted the corruption.-JW)
'Think of the bishops in England who betrayed the faith during the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and you have a portrait of Wilton Gregory.'
From Les Femmes
By Mary Ann Kreitzer
Good news from a good bishop:
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, IL offers hope, consolation, and kindness to those who love the TLM. Following the motus proprio, Tradionis Custodes, he issued a decree on continuance of the Latin Mass in Springfield.
While it gives specific permission for the FSSP and the Canons of St. John Cantius to continue the TLM, it also says this: "Priests who already celebrate Mass according to the Missale Romanum of 1962 in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois are authorized to continue to enjoy this faculty upon request (Art. 5)." Will they be able to celebrate the Mass at parishes outside those specifically mentioned in the decree? That is unclear. But the weather in Springfield is sunny.
CWR: When you’ve visited the parishes in your diocese which offer the Traditional Latin Mass, what experiences have you had with their priests and lay people?
Bishop Paprocki: I first celebrated that Traditional Latin Mass in 2010 for the Latin Mass community of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Quincy, which is staffed by the priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter. I also did another time for St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Springfield, which encompasses two churches, one that offers the Ordinary form Mass in English and Spanish and another that offers the Extraordinary form. The priests who offer the Extraordinary form are from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. Both locations attract people who have an affinity for the Mass being celebrated in the Extraordinary form; they appreciate the Latin, and the sense of mysticism they experience. But in neither location did I experience people who had a sense of superiority over the rest of the Church...
A big thank you to Bishop Paprocki!
And now the bad news from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. from a cardinal who continually scandalizes the faithful by his approval of sacrileges Communion for Catholic politicians who publicly the faith and embrace grave intrinsic evils.
Think of the bishops in England who betrayed the faith during the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and you have a portrait of Wilton Gregory.
Pray for Holy Mother Church. How long will it be before we have another papal conclave? What a horror to think of Cardinals like Gregory, Cupich, Farrell, Parolin, Joseph Tobin, etc. choosing the next pope. Those who insist that the Holy Spirit elects the pope have a pretty low opinion of the Holy Spirit judging from some of the men who've sat on Peter's chair. It would be good for faithful Catholic to start praying and fasting now for the next conclave. Who will come out on the balcony? If he chooses the name Francis II, you'll know we're still in big trouble!