Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Gänswein: "The certainty that the pope was considered a pillar of strength, as the last anchor gives way, is starting to slip in fact."

Hendrick Groth in an Interview with Georg Gänswein: "Doctrinal expressions must
be clear. Expressions which allow different interpretations are a business."
(Rome) A new interview with Archbishop Curia Georg Gänswein was published in the Schwäbische Zeitung. The interview with the personal secretary of Benedict XVI. and Prefect of the Papal Household of Pope Francis was led by chief editor Hendrik Groth in Rome.

The long-time first secretary of Pope Benedict XVI.  confirmed that the former Pope is mentally in top form. "The head is clear, bright, fine. The legs have become somewhat tired."

Even after three years of the pontificate of Pope Francis, Msgr Gänswein  states, "you couldn't put a piece of paper" between the two successors of Peter:

"I have already asked myself the question; and I still affirm according to all that, what I see, hear and perceive. With regard to the principles of their theological convictions there is definitely a continuity. Of course, I'm also aware that there might occasionally be  doubts cast by the different ways of representation and formulation. But when a pope wants to change something in teaching, he must say it clearly, so that is also authentic. Important teaching concepts can not be changed by sub-sentences or something openly formulated in footnotes. The theological methodology in this regard has clear criteria. A law that is not clear in itself, can not bind. The same is true for theology. Magisterial statements must be clear if they are to be mandatory. Statements that allow for different interpretations, are a risky business." [Enter Vatican II]

About the repeatedly criticized ambiguous language of Pope, Francis Gänswein said:

"That he is somewhat imprecise, even flippant in speeches in comparison to his predecessors sometimes, you just have to accept. Every Pope has his own personal style. It's his way of talking, so even at the risk that give rise to misunderstandings, there are sometimes adventurous interpretations. He will continue to mince no words."

Of the Synod of Bishops on the Family  the Curia Archbishop said:

"Let's be frank that some bishops have really to worry that the doctrine may suffer through lack of crystal-clear language."

The related tensions within the Church and the direction that Pope Francis gives his pontificate:

"The certainty that the pope was considered a pillar of strength,  as the last anchor gives way, is starting to slip in fact. Whether this perception corresponds to reality, and reproduces the image of Pope Francis  correctly, or if this is more a media concoction, I can not judge. Uncertainties occasional confusions and a muddle, however, are growing."

The complete interview of Hendrik Groth with Curia Archbishop Georg Gänswein on schwä

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: schwä (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches..

Monday, August 4, 2014

First Live Interview With a Pope on the Radio -- Parish Connection to Rome

Pope with Father Giangreco SJ of Campo Gallo
(Buenos Aires) This coming Friday, August 8, will be the site of a historic premiere in Argentina. For the first time a pope will speak, since the invention of broadcasting, not only in a direct circuit to a radio transmitter, but be involved in a spontaneous interview and answer questions.
According to the media in Santiago del Estero in Argentina, Pope Francis will go live on August 8, (12.30 clock local time)  on the air and hold an interview with a parish station in the city of Campo Gallo. The station is managed by the parish priest, Father Joaquin Giangreco, one of Pope Francis' brother Jesuits.  The message was from Father Giangreco confirmed by Nuevo Diario.  He recalled that the parish  broadcaster (radio comunitaria de la parroquia) came about with the help of the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The Pope had long been in direct contact with the parish. He recently sent a letter on the parish's patronal feast. Father Giangreco said that there is no exact procedure for the radio conversation with the Pope: "For sure we are going to talk about Latin American culture and of Santiago del Estero, as well as about the worship of our Mother, the Virgin." This exclusive interview in remote Father is Giangreco lead themselves.
The station was built in the past two years because the area of ​​the parish includes the vast area of ​​5,000 square kilometers. "When Bergoglio was still a cardinal, he was involved in this project and helped us raise the necessary funds," said Father Giangreco.
The town of Campo Gallo has about 6,000 inhabitants and belongs to the province of Santiago del Estero in north-eastern Argentina. Santiago del Estero, the provincial capital, has 245,000 inhabitants and is the oldest Spanish city was founded in Argentina. Since 1960 there is a Catholic university, since 1973 also a state university. Today about 100,000 people still speak the native Quechua  in the surrounding area. The area is the  southernmost outpost of the ancient Inca language.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Nuovo Diario (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Friday, May 2, 2014

Pope Francis and Vatican Speaker Lombardi: "I'm Running Behind and Trying Not to Wreck Anything"

Deny Everything!
(Vatican) Pope Francis' controversial call to  an Argentine who is civilly married  to a man  already married in the Church, continues to provide for discussions. Officially, the phone call was not confirmed with Jaqueline Lisboa Sabetta until today, but was also not denied.  Indirectly, it has been confirmed by Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi on April 24. To the content of the conversation, which was only made public by Lisboa Sabetta's husband - straightway -  the Vatican did not want to take a position.  [We translated the bottom one.]

Pope a "Great Communicator": If He Wants Someone to Say Something, he Picks up the Phone

Now Vatican spokesman Lombardi has remarked yet again about the "new papal telephone ministry" (Dom Ariel Levi di Gualdo).At the end of a communication seminar of the Pontifical University of Santa Croce was held in Rome, Lombardi took a position. Pope Francis was "a great communicator". He has some spontaneity in communication, which "breaks barriers," said Father Lombardi. The Pope was "a person who has no boxes that isolate. He doesn't have them whether he is on and off a train in a jeep and drives around the place, or if he takes children into his arms or prompts others to approach. And he doesn't have them in daily life: If he wants to tell someone something, then he picks up the phone and tells him. That is what is therefore a very characteristic aspect. "

Suggested Treating With "Caution": No "Implications for  Church Teachings"

However, the Vatican spokesman Lombardi warned: "One  can now and then make necessary clarifications. We say: Warning, what can only really be said of these things is they are to be treated with caution, because who knows if what someone says who has received a phone call, or is sufficiently trustworthy. Therefore, it should be taken with great caution, without drawing conclusions that go beyond those confidential, personal cases, so there can not be conclusions concerning the teaching of the Church. "

"I'm Running Behind and Trying Not to Wreck Anything"

In his role as Vatican spokesman Father Lombardi said that he was "on duty"'m the person for whom he is to communicate. He had the presence of Pope Francis already for Pope Benedict XVI. made. To the needs of this person he had to adapt. Pope Francis "is a great communicator" and "I run after him and try not to wreck," which he communicates not only with words but also with gestures.

"Frequent Short" Encounters - "Have Not Seen Everything From Pope Francis"

The collaboration between Father Lombardi and the Pope consists of "frequent, but short, quick" encounters.  Compared to earlier  direct contact is not always necessary with the Secretary of State now. In some cases there is also the need for "direct contact".  "In the afternoon, he meets many people in Santa Marta, there are personal and private meetings," which often take place past the State Secretariat and the Prefecture of the Papal Household. To know then what happens, the Vatican's spokesman has  direct contact with the Pope then.
"We have not yet seen all of the communication of Pope Francis," said Father Lombardi, referring particularly to the upcoming visits by the Pope in the Holy Land and to South Korea. The Vatican spokesman speaks in this context of "new stages in the communication of the Holy Father's message to the world." There is therefore, says Lombardi, probably still "many things that we need, I think, to learn and see."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Vatican Inside
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Conflicting Attempts to Explain: One Time It’s Pope Francis, Another Time it’s Jorge Mario Bergolio? -- Yet Again, The Difficult Interaction of Catholic Media With This Pontificate

(Rome) Jewish convert Ariel Levi di Gualdo , who became a Catholic priest, the chief editor of a well-known Catholic website has penned  a letter. The occasion was the phone call from Pope Francis to an Argentinian who thereby made ​ statements he allegedly made. The reason is the manner in which controversial actions,  played down, minimized, hidden, and reinterpreted   were justified by certain Catholic.
Since the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis, some  faithful Catholic media are in an unenviable predicament. How to deal with the pontificate of Pope Francis? The coordinates of the previous years under Pope Benedict XVI. no longer apply. An unconditional ostrich-like attitude to the motto: "Everything the Pope does is great" can only hold out at a high and especially bitter price.
It needs critical thinking, and also a rejection of any of the various  requests for lese majeste. It must be a painful emission, suddenly to find yourself with the same choir that yesterday criticized some of the victims, because they themselves are responsible for serious abuses in the local churches or tolerate them  at least. This must impose the question if you do not sit in the wrong boat. Really?
Some seem quite resistant. When Pope Francis has made a "Bergogliade”, as  he seems to forget again and again to be the Pope,  thus the Vicar of Christ and successor of Peter and not  an appealing, unfailingly idiomatic,  casual,  quasi anonymous priest somewhere,  there are those who remain true to the Church,  but  increasingly critical Catholics and truly  acrobatic masters making feats into every conceivable variant for the critical inquirer to insist that everything is fine and the rest are merely “misunderstandings”, that someone always has otherwise misunderstood something and it’s always someone else's fault .
This includes variants of schizophrenic explanation, such as the distinction of "official" Pope and a "private" Pope, as  the actor in certain cases is Pope Francis, in others,  Jorge Mario Bergoglio. You can not get past the controversial "Bergogliades" because they usually  put the pope’s  actions   to public attention in the shadows and are known in no time in the far corners of the world. Avoid it but frantically to get to the heart of the question: Bergoglio.
The Catholic priest Ariel Levi Stefano di Gualdo has written to the editor of a Catholic website that is faithfully Catholic and pious, also presenting many questions, but the key question to show this tense contradiction at work.  Here is a translation. We do this  refraining to mention the name of the chief editor and his website. Instead, anyone can include the name himself. There are also candidates for this  throughout the world. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Newsmax Poll on New Pope and State of the Church

Edit: currently with a little under 3,000 votes cast, most are Catholic, against birth control by a slim margin, overwhelmingly against priestesses, overwhelmingly favorable to the new Pope and overwhelmingly favorable toward the Catholic Church.

Cast your vote, here….

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SSPX Wins Libel Case Against Bavarian Newspaper

Edit: this is from the SSPX District page, which is a kind of Christmas present from the German government:

The era of slander against the Society of St. Pius X is coming slowly to an end.

Often there are and have been journalists, who in the newspapers or other media disseminate downright  tall tales about the Society.

The most recent case was on the 25th of October in the Mittelbayerischen Zeitung.  There an author by the name of Fritz Winter presumed to make hair raising assertions about the Society.

The Society went with these articles to the Court of Appeals in Nurenburg and received justice.

Conclusions of the Court of Appeals in Nurenburg from 21 December 20012 [Excerpt]

I.  As far as the appeal  by the applicant the conclusion of the Regensburg court of the 23rd of November has been amended.

II.  The adverse party will be condemned in the manner of an injunction, immediately in the first part of the "Mittelbayrischen Zeitung" with the same font as the editorial:

"The evil brothers" is printed on October 25th, 2012 without insertions and deletions reprints the following reply:


In the commentary "the Evil Brothers"  by Fritz Winter on the 25th of October, 2012, there were several untrue assertions of fact:

1. "The Society of St. Pius X is ... in its heart, an organization hostile to the Constitution."

It's true that the Government upon the proposal of the Representative Volker Beck among other things, had directed (Bundestag Printed Paper 17/3334): "According to the Constitution of the Government there is in relation to the Society of St. Piux X  no ... evidence for a constitutionally hostile activity."

2.  "They [The Society]  Promotes a "Catholic Theocracy".

It's true, that the Society does not promote a "Catholic Theocracy".

3. "They [The Society] oppress the rights of women."

It's true, that the Society neither oppresses women, nor their rights.

4.  "A serious distancing of all members [The Society] from Williamson and from anti-Semitic inclinations is not evident."

It's true, that the entire Society, represented by a majority through their General Superior and German District Superior as through the Rectors of the Priestly Seminary in Zaitzkofen, repeatedly and clearly has distanced itself from Bishop Williamson, whereby his  henceforth consequent expulsion goes beyond a mere distancing.  Similarly the Society has distanced itself from every form of anti-Semitism.

[The damages ordered and their justification follow here.]



Judge to the Court of Appeals

This court decision of the Higher Regional Court, Nuremberg is a major victory for the Catholic tradition, because he slanders against the SSPX by anti-clerical circles put a stop.>

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cardinal Rodé Exonerated by Paternity Test

At the end of August it was still maintained that the Slovenian-German Peter Stelzer was still the son of a Curial Cardinal.

( The Slovenian Curial Cardinal Franc Rodé (78) is not the father of Peter Stelzer (42), residing in Germany. This was reported on the website of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference yesterday.

It was jubilantly reported at the end of August in Germany that a Cardinal had a child with a living Slovenian woman.

The powerful media bosses in their bitter hatred of the Church, took this opportunity to besmirch the Church.

Yesterday, it came to light

A DNA test from the Institute for Legal Medicine at the University of Munich proved that the Cardinal is not the originator of the German Peter Stelzer.

This was according to an attorney for the Cardinal, Nina Zidar Klemencic, on Tuesday in Laibach.

The defamation is said to have injured the slandered Cardinal.

The Journalist has to pay

The slander was spread by an article in the Slovenian scandal sheet 'Delo'.

Stelzer's mother had clearly been involved with so many different men, that she didn't remember who the father of her son was in order to establish the paternity of her son at all.

According to reports from the District Attorney, Stelzer has been forgiven by Cardinal Rodé.

Now the Cardinal will sue the author of the slanderous article.

Link to

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vatican Wins Case Against "Titanic" in German Courts

Bonn ( / CBA) success for the Vatican: The Hamburg Regional Court on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction against the current edition of the satirical magazine "Titanic". As the court on Tuesday the Catholic News Agency (KNA) confirmed must "Titanic", the front and back not the current issue

The Vatican Secretariat of State had previously commissioned a law firm with the enforcement of a cease and desist order. "The cover and back of the current edition Titanic are illegal. They violate the Holy Father in his personal rights", says Matthias Kopp, spokesman for the Bishops' Conference.

The current edition of the Frankfurter magazine is apparently referring to the Vatileaks affair. It shows under the title "Hallelujah in the Vatican - The leak is found!" Saluting a photo of Pope Benedict XVI. with a means of image manipulation, there is a urine stain plastered on the cassock. "Titanic" oversteps any degree of reasonable criticism, says Kopp. [There was also a picture of the back of the Pope with a brown stain on the back cover of the magazine] "This is already a legal review which is confirmed." For that reason, "Titanic" was invited to deliver a cease and desist declaration.

In an apparently satirical intentioned initially by saying "Titanic"-editor Leo Fischer, the title show a Pope celebrates after the revelation of the spy affair "Vatileaks" and in exuberance spills "a glass of lemonade" over his cassock. They would not sign the cease and desist for the time being.

"Titanic" also a spread letters signed by Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the substitute of the Vatican Secretariat of State, to the Bonn lawyer Gernot Lehr, who specializes in media law. Thus the Pope asked him, "to proceed against the violation of his privacy rights." Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi also confirmed the injunction on Tuesday to request, but referred for more detailed information to the German Bishops' Conference. 


Friday, May 25, 2012

Unprecedented: SSPX Questions Vatican II on USCCB News Source

Edit: Members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pope Pius X are seen here expressing the same notions and concerns once expressed by Archbishop Lefebvre in a high quality presentation.  You won't see any fire breathing madmen in cassocks here.   Sincere and ardent young men are shown expressing their love for the Church and concern for doctrinal purity, as much as their spiritual father did, but this time they are doing it on the official USCCB Catholic News Service.

In the past, Catholic priests have challenged non-negotiable Catholic teachings [women's ordination, sexual purity, the authority of the Church] through various news media.  The same priests and laity, ironically, have been the ones to challenge and attack those who question the correctness religious liberty or the New Mass.

Increasingly, it seems to us, the voices of dissent are being heard less and less, while those who revere the doctrinal thesaurus of the Church are more frequently being heard.

What's clear is that the Church's communications media, which hasn't always been the best, let's face it, is trying to sell the reconciliation to the Catholic world at large.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Austrian Media Continues to Slander Intrepid Priest

Edit:  Father Skoblicki is the former pastor of the Linz parish who was run out of town on a rail because the Austrian media and a few villagers hated the amazing success he was having there.  Full church, young children and adolescents in the pews, long confession lines and a strong emphasis on the truths of the Catholic Faith were there.  The harassment continues.

Hangman's journalism against Father Skoblicki:  the agitation paper 'Kurier' slandrs the clergyman, without consulting him.
Fr. Skoblicki with new Pastor Helmut Prader
© Pressebild  

( The anti-Clerical newspaper 'Kurier' continues to engage in polemics against the former Pastor of Kopfing, Fr. Andreas Skoblici. Since February the clergyman has been chaplain for the community of Neuhofen and der Ybbs in the Diocese of St. Pölten.

Lying Nursery Tales

The scandal sheet 'Kurier' is spreading the lie that Fr. Skoblicki has characterized two eleven year old boys as "disgraces and threats" before God.

One of the boys is supposed to have confessed to having forgotten to pray once.  The other is said to have quarreled with his brother.

These sins are supposed to have "infuriated" Father Skoblicki -- finds the 'Kurier'.

Windy Evidence

It is telling that the schmier paper had spread these lies without first talking to Father Skoblicke.

The paper refers to its anonymous denouncer, Hermann G.  He is described as the grandfather of one of the children.

 Link to original...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Austria's Fishwraps Are Losing Subscribers Like Crazy

Edit: faithful Catholics are cancelling their subsciptions and going to places like,, Anywhere but the old dinosaur, Church-tax supported Liberal dribble.

Every Year Liberal Linz Paper Loses 1,000 Subscriptions

Austrian Church newspapers are losing still a significant part of their readers -- Salzburg's "Rupertsusblatt" has 8.800 subscriptions, Kärntner Kirchenzeitung: 6.300 subscriptions, Wiener Kirchenzeitung: 13.617 subscriptions, Linzer Kirchenzeitung: 33.090 subscriptions

Vienna-Linz ( The Austrian Church news is continuing to lose a massive part of their readership. These statistics were published in December at the Austrian Circulation Control(ÖAK), where it appeared in four Austrian Church newspapers. In the statistics of the first half-year of 2011, for example, "Sunday", which is the Church newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vienna, it only expected weekly direct sales of 13,617 (of which 8,456 are subscribers). In comparison: „Sunday“ had in its 2nd half of year 2010 still 14,245 editions in direct sales. Further, in the 2nd half year 2009 it iwas 14.984 and a year before that even 15.561 copies!

Even at the especially liberal Linz "Kirchenzeitung" the decline in readers was still more massive. For the first half year 2011 it was still reporting 33.090 editions in direct sales, the current numbers, which were haven't been published yet, could still turn out to be lower. In comparison to that, they were in their 2nd half-year of 2010 still reporting 34,002 in direct sales. In the years before in 2009 34,947 editions and in 2008 another 36,334 editions. For this reason the Linz "Kirchenzeitung", which is almost never read by Catholics true to Rome, have lost approximately 1,000 subscriptions per year. This corresponds to a subscription price of 43.50 Euros which is after all over 40,000 Euros in lost revenues.

Another loss, if even on a lower level, were the number of subscriptions of the Salzburg "Rupertusblatt" reported by the ÖAK. For the Church paper of the Archdiocese of Salzburg, the first half-year of 2011 only reported more than 8,839, a half-year before the circulations in the second half of 2010 was still at 9.011 editions. In the years before in 2009 it was 8,307 subscriptions and 2008 8.425. The Rupertusblatt had wanted for Catholics in the last years for discussion, because they had de facto cancelled the weekly column of the conservative Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun. The outcome were some cancellations by faithful Catholics and still more financial support from the Church-tax payers. This subvention should be number in the six figure range.

Still more drammatic are the numbers of the Diocesan paper of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt. For the first half-year in of 2011 it reported 6,366 in direct sales, a half-year previously it was still 6520 copies in 2010. In 2009 the Church news of Gurk-Klagenfurt had 6,655 and in 2008 still 6.801 subscriptions.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vatican Head Complains about Anonymous Blogs

Edit: Slandering Bishops and the Pope is ok if you're Radio Vatican

The Vatican Fears the Truth?

Vatican. [] The President of the Papal Social Communications, Claudio Maria Celli (70), criticized internet sites with "heavily biased origins", which confront the Bishops or the Pope.  This was reported by of all people, the anti-Catholic and anti-Papal 'Radio Vatican' under the title "Vatican reproves anonymous blogs, which attack Bishops".  Archbishop Celli promotes at the same time a passion for -- what is scorned by the typical Conciliarist -- truth.

From ...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Augsburg Bishop Silences Loyal Priest

Edit:  It looks like a conservative priest is being silenced, again, by his Diocese while the radicals are allowed to run wild.  Could this priest be a German, FatherZ?

The desire of the left media bosses has come to pass: Pastor Georg Alois Oblingger must cease his work at the opposition 'Junge Freiheit" [Young Freedom] according to a notification from the Diocese.

(  Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Augsburg is forbidding Pastor Georg Alois Oblingger of Ichenhausen to write for the opposition Berlin weekly 'Junge Freiheit'.

This was according to the news 'Augsburger Allgemeine'.

The population 8.400 city of Ichenhausen lays in the Swabian district of Günzburg.

An Active Clergyman

Fr. Oblingger teaches as several schools in the district -- among others at the St. Thomas Gymnasium in Wettenhausen and the middle school of Ichenhausen.

Additionally he has written regularly for years at 'Junge Freiheit'.

Msgr Zdarsa has just forbidden this.

He can write for dirty Spiegel?

The clergyman has been admonished not to publish any more for 'Junge Freiheit', explained the speaker for the Dicoese, Markus Kremser.

The Bishop has already informed the priest with his decree on the 16th of December.

The muzzle also applies to "other publications".

Fr Oblingger has been active as a regular columnist for 'Junge Freiheit' since  2002.

Comparable measures against Old Liberals are unknown.

Fr. Oblingger should write in other newspapers -- says Kremeser.

There are more talks he has to give in the future -- the censer said, trying to justify himself.

The reasons for these measures were not made known.

It is unclear if the Diocese was offended by a certain text by the clergyman or in the general work of 'Jungen Freiheit'.

Against the countless anti-church media and clergy in his Diocese, Msgr Zdarsa had nothing to say.

Fr. Oblingger will bow

Pastor Oblingger denied obligatory suggestions by 'Augsburer Allgemein', that the 'Junge Freiheit' itself moves to the borders of right extremism:

"The Junge Freiheit is clearly in the realm of Democracy."

The crime of the newspaper: they don't sing in the choir of the antifascist-neonazi media bosses.

Fr. Oblingger is going to obey the decree from the Diocese, "understandably".

"Obedience begins at the point where I disagree."

That is where the Church stops also in this case.

Link to original...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

iPhone App is Invalid for "Confession": Hate-media Strikes Again

Once again, the Church hate-media publishes untrue things that ridicule the Catholic Faith.  Confessions by telephone are already invalid, so this report is exaggerated and untrue.  Of course, those who are willing to believe this non-sense are of two types and you all know who you are.

The Catholic Church is the most maligned religion in the world.

Link, here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pope Does Not "Ok" Condoms: Media is Mother of Lies

Accuracy from NPR or the National News Media, you ask?  Should we be surprised when they tell the big lie?  We'll leave that for your own speculation and wonderment.  At least one journalist, formerly from L'Osservatore Romano has her head screwed on straight.

So, to clarify, he’s not endorsing condoms. He’s saying that it could be the first step of a particular individual to realize that their action is wrong. His example of a male prostitute is very particular. The Church doesn’t believe that male prostitution is a good thing; so it’s not going to endorse anything that would facilitate the behavior even if it’s ostensibly with the good intention of protecting one’s self or another. That good intention doesn’t change the nature of the behavior itself.
Read entire article, here...

This is really a continuation of the media blitz against him outlined and described in Vaticanists' Tornielli and Rodari, "Attack on Ratzinger".

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hate Media Continues to Attack Archbishop Andre Leonard

Read the AP Link here...

This courageous Archbishop has been taking a beating from the leftist hate-press lately.  He sounds resolved to continue as he has, being the kind of Bishop who fosters vocations and takes the Master's work to heart.

Archbishop Attacked by screaming pie-wielding ninny, here.

Archbishop Leonard's spokesman an active proponent of gay marriage, here.

This Archbishop has been getting attacked since earlier this year, as inconsequential as the aforementioned pie attack he recently received, but his Old Liberal predecessor Cardinal Daneels never received the treatment Archbishop Leonard has received.  Lion of Belgium faces the Jackals

H/t: Spirit-Digest

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Eighty Hosts Stolen From Tabernacle: Austria

The stealing of the host is supposedly comparable with the willful destruction of a Tora-roll or the desecration of a graveyard.

[ Graz] Unknown persons have damaged more churches in the Austrian Diocese of Graz-Seckau.

This was according to the Press Office of the Diocese today. The media has regarded this crime with indifference.

The press text in the main speaks of "more disturbances and defacement of Catholic churches."

The highpoint of these "diverse disturbances" was a quick forced entry into the city church of St. Paul:

"The tabernacle was broken into and unknown persons stole 80 hosts."

Episcopal Vicar Heinrich Schnuderl commented on the robbery of the All Holiest, "horrified":

"The desecration of a host is for us Christians an attack against the center of our faith."

It is manifestly not clear any more, that the Host in the tabernacle, "the body of Christ", is the All Holy for Catholics.

The Episcopal Vicar identified the sacrilege, supposedly, with "a Toraroll in the Jewish Synagogue or an Islamic Koran, and also comparable to the desecration of a grave for example, in a Jewish graveyard."

Bishop Against Anti-Islam-Online Game

In the same press relase Bishop Egon Kapellari of Graz-Seckau criticized an on-line game for the right-people's party, 'FPO'.

On the page "" the the user must shoot stop signs at newly appearing mosques.

Msgr Kapellari views this as a threat against religious peace in Steyria:

"That puts up a barrier to inter religious respect and should be strictly avoided."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A New Book By Vaticanista Tornielli and Paul Rodari on The Papacy of Benedict XVI

Editor: Here it is all under one roof, a summation of the world-wide assault on the Papacy. We don't know yet if there will be an English translation yet, but considering Tornielli's growing popularity in the United States and England, we'd say yes. The astonishingly fine google translation is here:

Attack on Ratzinger

Accusations and scandals, prophecies and conspiracy against Pope Benedict XVI (Edizioni Piemme, pp. 322 - EUR 18) is my new book, on sale in Italian bookstores from today. It's a long investigation that tells some behind the scenes moments of the first five years of the pontificate of Pope Ratzinger. I've written it with Paul Rodari, Vatican correspondent of the paper. Over 300 pages of unpublished documents and testimonies that reveal the background of crisis and media attacks that have characterized the papacy of Benedict XVI. The book was born in the wake of recent scandals involving clergy. The Pope was put in the dock as were others (too many) times in the last five years: criticisms and controversies raised by the Regensburg speech, the sensational case of the resignation of newly Wielgus Archbishop of Warsaw as a result of his old partnership with the secret services of the Polish communist regime, the controversy over the publication of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, the case of revocation of the excommunication of the Lefebvrist Bishops, which coincided with the broadcast video interview on the denial of the existence of gas chambers, issued by Swedish TV from one of those Bishops, the diplomatic crisis for papal condemnations of the condom use during his first day of travel in Africa, the burgeoning scandal of child abuse, that shows no signs yet of subsiding.

From storm to storm, from polemic to polemic, the effect was to "anesthetize" Benedict XVI's message, beating on the cliché of the retrograde Pope, weakening its course in the paper today is almost entirely in advance the preface.

You can buy online, hosted by Piemme . We also point out this thorough review by Massimo Introvigne and the link to listen to the episode of "Catholic Chronicles", the column that hold monthly on Radio Maria, dedicated to this subject.
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Read the original Italian, here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Archbishop Burke Criticizes Media Influence

How striking that he says that there must be "ecclesiastical punishments". These should be far more fearful to the Catholic than the tender mercies even of Sha'ria law and the dreaded wall of hooks or some other unthinkable device of pre-modern justice.

The Prefect of the highest Vatican Court of Appeals, Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, has complained about the negative influence of the public in the revelation of abuse cases.

In earlier cases in the USA, a strong interaction between the media and attorneys intensified and an "objective judgement became difficult to discern between the situation and the individual cases themselves.", said the US Church Justice in Rome for Journalists on Thursday afternoon.

The sexual abuse by clerics have caused a deep wound to the "smallest and most defensive members" of the Catholic Church. An exact and comprehensive recondition of the abuse cases must include ecclesiastical punishments, so said the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Moral and Mental Pollution frmthe Media "Harden Hearts and Darken Minds": Pope Benedict

ROME, December 10, 2009 ( - While the world's leaders are meeting in Copenhagen to talk about the problem of "climate change," Pope Benedict XVI has addressed the problem of moral pollution through the media. Speaking on Monday at an annual ceremony near Rome's Spanish Steps for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the pope said that pollution of society's moral environment is as dangerous to the human person as pollution of the natural environment.

The pontiff said, "Hearts harden and thoughts darken" with a daily diet of the news media in which "evil is recounted, repeated, amplified, accustoming us to the most horrible things, making us become insensitive and, in some way, intoxicating us, because the negative is not fully disposed of and accumulates day after day."