Catholic Laity Again Appeal for a Worthy Shepherd in Washington, Seek Better Communication with U.S. Hierarchy and Rome
Please come on February 16 at 2:00 pm to support our appeal to the Nuncio and pray for the appointment of a worthy shepherd for Washington and effective communication between the laity and the hierarchy and the Holy See. We will meet in front of the Papal Nunciature, Massachusetts Avenue and 34th St., NW, Washington, DC. We must be persistent about this, like the widow knocking on the judge's door. If you cannot come, please pray for us and for Pope Francis and all Bishops and clergy.
When: Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 2:00 pm
Where: Papal Nunciature, Massachusetts Avenue and 34th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Who: Catholic Laity for Orthodox Bishops and Reform
Catholic Laity for Orthodox Bishops and Reform (Catholic Laity) will rally at the Papal Nunciature on Saturday, February 16, at 2:00 pm.
Catholic Laity has two purposes: the appointment of a worthy shepherd for Washington and establishing a means of communicating effectively with the U.S. hierarchy and the Holy See about Catholic life in the United States.
To advance communication with the Holy See, which is in the process of selecting a new archbishop for Washington, Catholic Laity has already written four times to the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, in October, November, December, and January, to request a meeting to discuss the appointment of a new archbishop. No reply has been received, although Archbishop Pierre made a point in his address to all U.S. Bishops on November 12 that “there can be no question that the insights of experts, the contributions of time and professional skill of all the faithful, laity together with the clergy..., are critical to carrying out our mission as Shepherds. Assistance is both welcomed and necessary, and surely collaboration with the laity is essential.” At the Rally, we will say “HERE WE ARE. TALK TO US.”
Catholic Laity was founded by Winnie Obike and Donna Bethell, who started two recent online petitions, one to remove Cardinal Donald Wuerl as Archbishop of Washington, https://www.change.org/p/pope-francis-remove-cardinal-wuerlnow/u/23266105, and the other not to appoint Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the reported frontrunner, as Archbishop of Washington until the completion of an investigation into former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, https://www.change.org/p/archbishop-christophe-pierrecardinal-tobin-must-not-be-made-archbishop-of-washington-before-investigation. The first petition has more than 142,200 signatures and is still gaining, as Cardinal Wuerl has resigned but is still running the Archdiocese as Apostolic Administrator, which could continue indefinitely. The second petition has more than 7,300 signatures and is also growing. Its original purpose has been achieved in that Cardinal Tobin has announced that he is not coming to Washington. The petition and Catholic Laity are now focused on the appointment of a worthy shepherd for Washington.
The restoration of the Catholic clergy to holiness will require the prayers, persistence, and example of the laity.
We hope you'll take a look at the new website CardinalBurke.com, and leave a message of support and prayers for His Eminence.
Congratulations, Cardinal Burke. It's good to have a magisterium back!
Click the image below to be directed to his website:
Apparently Cardinal Dolan’s bid to curry favor with Andrew Cuomo backfired, and here he is acting all pouty over being mistaken as part of the “Religious right” by the cool crowd in New York. (Challenge Question: Try to find an actual defense of life in this third-grade-level hissy fit.)
From Cardinal Dolan's blog:
Today, with a home field advantage in the New York Times, Governor Cuomo linked me with the “religious right.”
Join Michael J. Matt, Richard Aleman, and Steve Moore on Tuesday, February 2, for AOTM's round table discussion on some of the hottest topics in religion and politics:
> We have a sex abuse scandal in the Church, yet the Vatican does not respond. Why not?
> Is President Trump good or bad for Catholics?
> What should be done with pro-abortion Catholics?
These topics and more at AOTM's February event.
Register by clicking the image below:
A number of traditional Catholic media organizations--including The Remnant--have been invited to sign on with the newly-formed Coalition of Saint Athanasius, which has been established to ask Pope Francis to answer one simple question. It's an ultimatum of sorts which, whether Francis answers or not (and we suspect he will not), creates an interesting dilemma for the Vatican...a dilemma which even secular media may find newsworthy.
The Remnant encourages its readership to follow and support this unique initiative, especially as the Vatican gears up for the long-awaited summit meeting on the sex abuse crisis in the Church (February 22, 2019):
A Coalition of Catholic Media Defends LGBT Right to Know: What Does the Catholic Church Officially Teach About Homosexual Acts?
NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 5, 2019) — COSA (Coalition of Saint Athanasius) is an association of Catholic media seeking papal verification that the Vatican still accepts the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s official prohibition of same-sex sexual intercourse.
COSA’s chief concern is that by creating a false impression the Catholic Church has changed its teaching in this regard, some priests, bishops and even cardinals risk grave injustice to the LGBT community, while sowing disunity within the ranks of all practicing Catholics.
COSA does not seek clarification on the need for pastoral solicitude where gay and lesbian persons are concerned since this falls well within the Church’s clear teaching on the obvious requirements of Christian Charity.
What is increasingly unclear is the Vatican’s own position vis-à-vis homosexual acts, and COSA believes the LGBT community has a right to know the truth.
COSA is enlisting the support of concerned persons from all walks of life—be they gay, straight, Catholic, non-Catholic—in urging Pope Francis to clarify the Catholic Church’s official teaching on homosexual acts so that the wounds of division caused by lack of clarity can be healed.
The founders of COSA are practicing Catholics who accept Francis as pope and therefore regard him as the only Vatican authority qualified to address this international concern.
For more, see COSA’s Open Letter to Pope Francis at www.RestoreTheCatholicChurch.com
MEDIA ADVISORY: Representatives of COSA will be in Rome to present this call for papal clarification to the press during the Vatican’s summit meeting on sexual abuse on Feb. 21-24, 2019.
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What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Homosexual Acts? A Coalition of Catholic Media Defends LGBT Right to Know
We faithful Catholics presume the Holy Father accepts and defends the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s moral teachings as binding and true. But the purpose of this Coalition is not to presume but to confirm. Therefore, we beg answer:
> Do you, Pope Francis, believe that homosexual acts are “acts of grave depravity,” as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches?
> Do you, Pope Francis, believe that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered,” as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches?
> Do you, Pope Francis, believe that homosexual acts are “contrary to natural law,” as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches?
> Do you, Pope Francis, believe that homosexual acts can “under no circumstances be approved,” as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches?
For a more in-depth look at this Coalition of St. Athanasius, click the image below and read the Open Letter to Pope Francis.
In what might just be the most dramatic nine minutes of television you’ll watch in 2019, a prince of the Church manifests the classic symptoms of SRS (Spine Reduction Syndrome) the moment Fox News hosts ask him to provide a Catholic response to abortion becoming the coolest thing in New York since Frank Sinatra.
Cardinal Dolan was brought in not as theologian to explain the hypostatic union or anything particularly challenging. His job was merely to reiterate Catholic teaching on the intrinsic evil of murdering preborn babies, and maybe conjure up a little manly angst along the way.
Pretty simple assignment. But that's when all stupid broke loose.
The Fox and Friends team pitched one slowly-spinning softball after another to him and we watch, astonished, as each one floats slowly over home plate, sits there for a minute, and then finally sinks into yet another strike, with the batter still lookin'.
Check out the Syrup of Ipecac Interview:
Outspoken Christian and New Orleans Saints tight end, Ben Watson, fired the following from his Twitter account shortly after the "Catholic" Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed the Reproductive Health Act into law:
"It is a sad and evil day when the murder of our most innocent and vulnerable is celebrated with such overwhelming exuberance.
We SHOULD be supporting and encouraging the building of families which are fundamental to any society.
By not doing so, we invite consequences untold."
Benjamin Watson is married to his wife, Kristen Watson and the couple has five kids:Grace Makayla Watson, Naomi Love Watson, Judah Watson, Eden Moriah Watson, Isaiah Watson. They got married in 2005 after meeting at a campus party and ever since, they have continued to build their marriage on the strong virtues of Christianity.
Take that, Colin Kaepernick. And, while you're at it, take this too:
Thank you, Mr. Watson. May God bless you and your beautiful family.
In the late 16th and early 17th century, the Mother of God appeared several times to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres (1563-1635) under the title of Our Lady of Good Success. Mother Mariana was a Spanish Conceptionist sister who had travelled from her country to the New world to help found the Royal Convent in Quito, Ecuador. Favoured with many singular gifts from heaven, Mother Mariana was given to know many future events, especially the grievous situation of the Church in the 20th Century and beyond.
St. Raymond was born in the year 1175, at the Castle of Peña Forte in Catalonia. He was descended from a noble family with ties to the royal house of Aragon. He was educated first in Barcelona, and from 1195 to 1210 he taught canon law. 1210 he moved to Bologna, where he received doctoral degrees in both civil and canon law. He remained in Bologna until 1222, occupying the Chair of canon law at the university. He came to know of the newly founded Dominican Order there. He was attracted to it by the preaching of Blessed Reginald, prior of the Dominicans of Bologna. He received the habit at the age of 47, in the Dominican Convent at Barcelona, when he returned from Italy in 1222.