Showing posts with label Zeitgeist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zeitgeist. Show all posts

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Adoptive Children of Perverts Baptized in Rio Cathedral -- Church Collapses Before Zeitgeist

Church caves to the Zeitgeist
(Rio de Janeiro) Last Sunday, the adoptive children of two perverts were baptized in the Cathedral of the Brazilian Archbishopric of Curitiba. In contrast to other ecclesiastical events, the baptism found great media interest. The media gave overall impression that the Church had changed its attitude to homosexuality (tacitly).There was no contradiction or a critical word about the life of the "parents" from the Church leaders obliged to say something.

Ecclesiastical surrender before the Zeitgeist

Unusual media interest for a baptism

The sacrament of baptism applies to the infant, but the oblique tones in the case of Curitiba can not be overthrown. As in a similar case in Argentina, aberrosexual "parents" lack all insight from living in a state of serious sin. This is not a reason to deny children the baptism, but should be a warning signal, not to allow the instrumentalization of the baptism. As was already the case in the Argentine case of Cordoba, the opposite was the case. The baptism drew water on the mills of the gay lobby, while the Church leaders responsible did nothing to prevent the erroneous impression that the Church had changed its doctrine of homosexuality.
The local media gave the event a lot of space. The reason for this offered no increased interest in the baptismal sacrament, but only the aberrosexual "parents". The free newspaper Metro put a large picture of the baptism on the title page: "Baptism in the cathedral. Children of married gay boys receive the sacrament of baptism." The report was printed on page 3. A daily newspaper could not do more. The sensation for the media was not baptism, but that the Church decently accepted the aberrosexual context, and thus the rejection of essential parts of the Catholic doctrine of morality, sacraments, and human beings.
Church representatives surrender before the Zeitgeist. Some know, but are ignorant of fear, others sympathize openly with the Zeitgeist that is currently whistling a pervertophile song.

Known aberro activists

The two homosexuals Toni Reis and David Harrad are aberrosexual activists known in Brazil. They were the ones who won the "historic judgment" (Metro) before the Supreme Court in 2011 to allow aberrosexuals to adopt children. Since then they have adopted three children at the age of 12, 14 and 16 years. Alyson was adopted by them in 2012, the physical siblings, Jessica and Felipe in 2014.
According to Metro, Reis and Harrad had "difficulties" with the priests of some parishes. So all the more "happy" they were about the "sensitivity" of Archbishop Jose Antonio Peruzzo. They also thanked Cathedral Rector Elio Jose Dall'Agnol and Deacon Miguel Fernando Rigoni.
The Church leaders were able to foresee the slaughter of the event by homosexuals and the media, but the baptism did not take place with discretion, without the media and in a remote chapel, but in the bishop's church and without a critical word on the life of the "parents."

"I have no problem with that, because Pope Francis calls ..."

Metro quoted Don Luciano Tokarski, the head of the Biblical-Catechetical Commission of the Archdiocese. He said succinctly: "There have already been cases in other parishes, including children of married [lesbian] women. I have no problem with that." And further: "If you want baptism, you go to church. It comes not only because of a social event. They want Catholic life, wish to follow religion, and the Church is open to them.The task of the Church is not to condemn but to accept all. Pope Francis has demanded an attitude of acceptance."
As Metro announced, the "Catholic family" wants to visit Europe in July. The first stage was the Vatican, where they wanted to "get to know and greet" Pope Francis. Then they go on to England, where David Harrod comes from, who is Anglican.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: Metro (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WDR Photo of Panda With Inverted Cross

An inverted cross is on the Panda mask of rapper Cro, with the WDR advertising for the music channel "1-live".

Cologne ( An inverted cross is on the Panda mask of rapper Cro, with the WDR [West Deutscher Rundfunk is a radio broadcaster.] advertisement for its music channel "1-live." The advertising has been seed frequently in the Cologne area in March. A reader wrote that he had felt the inverted cross to be an aggressive anti-Christian symbol. Also the reader explained  that he had the writen WDR, the GEZ Agency and the Catholic and Protestant churches of Cologne  with a request for comments, but they had not answered him.

The musician has been wearing panda masks for years as a trademark. Then the inverted crosses are partly for at times more subtle, partly more powerful presentation. Mostly he uses masks without inverted cross, the WDR would therefore also have available imagery, that would not have been offensive to Christians.

The musician has already been criticized several times over the years on the inverted cross. The characters look "so cool," he said at one point. To the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" he explained in an interview in 2012: "This is completely pointless and has no meaning at all. Initially, the mask was so empty, then there was a thick black  pen and now the cross is there." Two years later, he explained at the Openair Festival Frauenfeld. "I was at a party and we were all drunk and in the morning I woke up and had a cross on my forehead," as he pointed to the inverted cross on his Panda mask.

In Christian culture the inverted cross is often a sign of negation of Christianity or as a satanic symbol.

See also the article on the WDR site.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Austrian Bishop: "Even Jesus Struggled at First Learning Diversity"

Edit: Bishop Schwarz is an advocate for married clergy as a solution to the "abuse crisis" and We Are Church, among others.
(Vienna) The crisis of the Church is not least described as a crisis of the bishops. This includes the pandering to the Zeitgeist and political power. Currently, the especially unconditional support of mass immigration, including concomitant Islamization of Europe is at a premium. Any means seems acceptable to justify it, even the degradation of Jesus Christ, true God and true man, to an arbitrarily bendable decal. 
A  bonmot in new speak and Episcopal confusion, which is a "delicacy" in Austria, was recently uttered by the Austrian Bishop of Gurk- Klagenfurt, Msgr. Alois Schwarz.
On January 7, he gave the opening speech at the Pastoral Conference 2016 Austrian Pastoral Institute (ÖPI) in Salzburg. "Pluralism in Society and the Church" was the politically correct topic.
As Kathpress, the news agency of the Austrian Bishops' Conference and the website of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt reported, the bishop addressed some 300 people with: "Even Jesus struggled at first  learning diversity." 
Jesus supposedly was obliged  "to learn" what "was   beyond the borders of the chosen people of Israel,  'to open up to and acknowledge strangers for their approach to salvation," said the bishop. "God strengthened in fact, 'abided diversity,'" quoted Kathpress. Bishop Schwarz  described a "learning process" of Jesus. Jesus is supposed to have [...] "learned, 'to be available to everyone' and to allow diversity',  said  Schwarz.."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Erosion of the German Church -- Gäswein: "Shepherds Must Not Make Decisions Based on Media Applause"

Flashmob in Rio... Reduced to Ridicule
(Rome / Berlin) The Catholic Church in Germany has experienced a record number of almost 218,000 leaving the church last year. 39,000 more than the year before.
More even than in 2010, when the German Church was shaken by the sexual abuse scandal of minors and was under massive public pressure.
The figures highlight a sideshow: Between 2005 and 2013 Pope Benedict XVI was  annually blamed, if there wasn't  a merely  local "culprit", who could share the blame, like  Bishop Krenn in Austria or the bishops Mixa and Tebartz-van Elst in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Church Exit Numbers Were Instrumentalized Against Benedict XVI. - Since silence

"Controversial actions of Pope Benedict XVI. were to blame"  the "like exclusion of homosexuals ", "lack of equality for women"  or the "lifting of the excommunication for Lefebvrian bishops"  which was said, for example in 2010 by the Austrian pastoral theologian Paul Zulehner (Vienna) and Episcopal Vicar Willi Vieböck (Linz). But there has never been when all things are considered, more leaving the Church than under Pope Francis. Since then there is an awkward silence until the  among the wordy Church representatives and the media. Their "interpretations" are subsequently exposed as a church-political instrumentalisation.
In the Federal Republic of Germany, Church membership is directly coupled to tax aspect. The recognized denominations demand and  are payed the so-called "church tax", which is calculated and charged by the state  and sent to the churches.

Church-tax Secures Influence

The money supply is enormous. In 2011 alone, took the Catholic Church in Germany took in about 5.8 billion euros.
With 1.3 million employees, the Catholic Church is  the second largest employer in Germany next to   the public sector. The largest private company, Siemens, employs just over 400,000 employees.
With the bulging coffers, the German Church exerts considerable influence in the Third World.

Majority of the German Bishops Want to Change the Doctrine of the Church

Some commentators, such as the American George Weigel, writing of the growing erosion process, in addition to financial reasons, describes the tendency of most of the German bishops to trying to change the doctrine of the Church.
This includes marriage and sexual morality, especially the doctrine of the right to access the sacrament of marriage and the Eucharist. Concretely it  applies to the recognition of  second marriages and the admission of remarried divorcees to communion. It is exactly these issues that the Synod of Bishops will address this October.

What Curial Archbishop Geogr Gänswein Says

"It is interesting to hear what Curia Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Papal Household and private secretary of Pope Benedict XVI. has to say in a far more extensive interview," said Marco Tosatti. Interview by Jaume Figa i Vaello for the Catalan and Spanish website +1 Sumant Hostories of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya .
Question: Some of these issues come from your native Germany. Why?
Archbishop Gänswein: Yes. It is true that not all the errors come from there, but the point in question is provided as follows: 20 years ago John Paul II  rejected, after a long and laborious negotiation,  that divorced and remarried would have access to communion.. We can not simply go and change things established in our Magisterium.
Question: Why do some shepherds want that  which is not possible?
Archbishop Gänswein: I do not know. Maybe they give in to the Zeitgeist, perhaps they can be  led by  the applause of the people, which is made by the media ... to be critical of the mass media, is certainly less enjoyable. A shepherd must not decide on the basis of whether the media applauds or not. The benchmark is the Gospel, the Faith, sound doctrine, Tradition.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Mil
Trans: Tancred

Monday, September 1, 2014

"Sign of the Times" -- Franciscans Give up Cloister in Reutte Tyrol

(Innsbruck) And again a monastery less. The last four brothers of the Franciscan Friary in the town of Reutte in the Tyrol have left their posts. After 386 years, the Franciscan monastery in the market town on the Lech has been abandoned. The Provincial of the Franciscan province of Austria, Father Oliver Ruggenthaler, justified the abandonment  to  ORF [Austrian Broadcasting] with the words: The small number of brothers was a "sign of the times".
Certainly it is a "sign" for the continued decline of a [once] glorious 800-year-old Order. The population of Reutte wanted to ask the Order to stay by a petition. An expression of solidarity and of feeling upon the departure of losing a part of one's identity. In addition to a piece of religious history, a piece of Church history comes to an end. But  the lack of religious youth can not be fixed with petitions. Nor can the lack of priests  be replaced by  "active participation of the laity in the pastoral space" (Mayor Alois Upper).
The Franciscans were came to Reutte in 1628, where they were summoned  the sovereign of  Tyrolea then, Archduke Leopold V of Austria. The original fifteen Franciscan monasteries Tyrol together with two smaller branches attest to the deep roots of the Order in this area. The oldest monastery of the Order in Bolzano originated most likely in 1221 during the lifetime of St. Francis of Assisi. At its peak the province of the mid-18th century had about 500 brothers. At that time also was included the Bavarian monastery  and monasteries in western Austria (Vorarlberg, Baden, Württemberg, Alsace) to the Tyrolean province. The 1927 for the annexation of South Tyrol by Italy made for a division that was overcome in 2001 by the unification in a single Tyrolean province of the Order, but has not halted the further decline of the Order. In 2007 there was a merger with the Austrian chapter.
Today there are eight monasteries in Tyrol. The branches of Kufstein, Klobenstein, Hinterriß, Maia and last Innichen (2012) and Reutte (2014) had to be abandoned because of a lack of growth. . The Monastery of Cortina d'Ampezzo still exists, but since the interwar period, it is part of the Venetian Province of the Order.
From 1977-2000 the Provincial Novitiate of the Order was located in Reutte. The vacant monastery has passed over to the Community of Reutte and is to be converted into an assisted living facility.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Franciscan Province
Trans: Tancred

Sunday, June 8, 2014

In Japan As on the Banks of the Rhine. The Church's Surrender

The responses of the Japanese and central Europeans to the questionnaire for the synod on the family register the yielding of Catholics to the dominant “uniform thought.” But also the pastors' inability to lead

by Sandro Magister

ROME, June 6, 2014 – So far six episcopal conferences have violated the terms of confidentiality and have made public the responses to the 39 questions of the preparatory questionnaire for the upcoming synod of bishops, convened on the issue of the family. 







As can be noted, five of the six episcopal conferences belong to the central European geographical area that was the activist wing of the innovations of Vatican Council II but afterward was also the one most marked by the phenomenon of secularization.

Today it is above all from this area that the strongest pressure is coming for a change of teaching and pastoral practice concerning marriage, in particular with the request to give communion to the divorced and remarried.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cardinal Tauran Preaches Stresses New Dogmas During London Visit

Edit: a correspondent sent this.  Here's a google translation with some editing:

[Radio Vatican] "Religions are the source of love, unity and peace, and if a religion teaches otherwise, then it is not a religion." [This must be some new kind of orthodoxy] These are the words of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, on Friday in London. The prelate began a five-day visit to Britain. The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue will strengthen interfaith relations in the country and stress that the friendship between religions is already the foundation of peace. 
On June 13, Westminster Cathedral, he attended an interfaith meeting entitled "together in prayer for peace." His visit comes amid tension after the recent murder in the stabbing of a soldier in London exacerbating intercommunal hatred. Hence the importance of such an initiative was welcomed by the bishop in charge of interreligious dialogue within the Episcopal Conference of England and Wales. 
Non-violence, an absolute imperative [Not the Faith] 
"At a time when violence and in many different forms, has become the major concern in many parts of the world, because it disturbs the peace in families, in communities and in society, the practice of non-violence becomes imperative for Catholics and Jains" said Cardinal Tauran. This implies that "believers and people of good will, honor the dignity of every human being, and that beyond differences due to religion or other factors, we recognize our responsibility vis-à-vis the family human to which we all belong and we need help, personally and collectively, for the full development of each in love, justice, freedom and harmony. This is the only way to help promote peace and prosperity in the world." 
An interfaith cooperation to promote harmony and peace 
Thursday was the highlight of the trip Cardinal Tauran. An interfaith ceremony was held in Westminster Cathedral in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, local bishops and members of  various new religions. "How can we, in practice, messengers and peacemakers?" Cardinal Tauran asked during his speech on the theme "Together in prayer for peace. "  The answer, he continued, "is that, first of all, we must first truly live their faith, regardless of the religion to which one belongs. For a life of faith lived authentically can not fail to produce fruits of peace and brotherhood, as no religion teaches otherwise." The Cardinal certainly did not deny the existence, at the moment," of some fundamentalists and fanatics who seek to incite intolerance and violence against those who do not share their beliefs in the name of religion. "However, he noted, these are a minority. Hence the appeal made ​​to  "interfaith cooperation" to promote "respect, mutual understanding and cooperation in the cause of peace."  
(Photo: Cardinal Tauran in England with the representative of the Hindu community) 

Friday, October 26, 2012

German Philosopher: The Council Enfeebled Catholics

Philosopher Robert Spaemann:  "Everything became so withered."

Berlin ( The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) had led in the sight of philosopher Robert Spaemann to "an epoch of decline" of the Catholic Church. "The Council enfeebled Catholics",  said Spaemann in a discussion with the newspaper "Die Welt" (Friday).  "Everything became so withered."  People who deny the resurrection of Christ, could remain theology professors and preach as priests during Mass.   People, who did not want to pay the Church-tax, fled at this and left the Church. "That's something that just can't be."

The Church Universal had become a part of the cultural revolution in western states and led to an "assimilation" of the Church to the secular world, criticized Spaemann.  The then Pope John XXIII. had called the reform Council given it over to update the Church's challenge to the world, "which it had always given and must always will give", said the philosopher.  "That is the opposite of assimilation."

Spaeman attested that the Council was exaggerated in its attempt to harmonize.  Everything was eliminated from the  hymn books which pointed to struggle and conflict.  "We wanted to bless the emancipatory and culturally revolutionary Zeitgeist."  The commandment "Love thy enemies" doesn't make sense any more today because the word "enemy" is offensive.  "For so-called progressive Catholics there is actually only one boogeyman:  the Traditionalist."

Spaemann also complained that the sovereignty of jurisdiction over the Council is held by innovators, who construed everything falsely.  So the Church Universal for example vehemently defends celibacy and confirms Latin as the actual Liturgical language of the Western Church. Both will be represented differently today, however.

Link to

Friday, September 21, 2012

Paris Hilton: "Most gays have aids"

 Edit:  I've often thought that the real reason "traditionalists" don't like is that they're homosexually inclined and whatever beliefs they have about Catholic doctrine and Liturgy, they're not disinterested enough to look past justifiable criticisms of their unnatural inclinations.

Miss Hilton, whatever her natural revulsion to this vice may be, has since apologized profusely to the media deities so as not to offend he/she who must not be offended.

The freeing power of the truth:  the healthy intuition of the people know it:  " "Ewww! Gay guys are the horniest people in the world."

( Parish Whitney Hilton (31) is an American businesswoman, actress and fashion setter.  She is a practicing Catholic.

Yesterday it she managed to bring the homo-media gasping with despair for breath and begging for an oxygen tent.

The reason:  in the beginning of September Miss Hilton said about homosexuals what everyone is thinking.

 Illegal survey in a taxi

  A New York taxi driver illegally took note of a conversation between her and a homosexual who was riding with her.

The shameless homosexual sex-fiend is said to have shown the lady his mobile telephone, where he was seeking other homosexual sex-fiends.

Besides that, he spoke about an AIDS infected homosexual, whose goal was to infect other men with the illness.

She said what everyone thinks

That's when Miss Hilton expressed her revulsion and her detestation over homosexual decadence.

She condemned the homosexually disturbed individual with healthy folk feeling: "Ewww! Gay guys are the horniest people in the world."

She concluded:  "They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS ... I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS."

 Link to

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Rapping Priest from Poland in a Cassock

We moderns reject aristocracy, insisting that our rulers reflect our ignorant selves, whereas 19th-century workmen dressed elegantly even while digging ditches. The more casual our elites appear, the more we like them, which frees them further from doing anything uncomfortable.

-Charles Coulombe for Takimag

Promoting Holy Scripture for youth:  A Polish priest takes an unusual route

Poland (  A polish chaplain is making an appeal for bible reading in an unusual way. [While wearing a cassock or in regular street clothes, the chaplain cuts a rather secular figure.]  With a rap song which has already received a hundred thousand hits, the priest is attempting to bring youth in the the church.  Jakub Bartczak is the chaplain in the Lower Saxon city of Breslau and sings a song for the bible. "Read Holy Scripture, man."  The news broadcaster TVN 24 explained about Bartczak, that he had already been performing music before he entered seminary.  In the mean time his own Diocese has also put the video on their homepage.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Will Cardinal Wuerl Suspend Courageous Priest?

Update: the Diocese has apologized to this woman who attempted to commit an act of sacrilege and has publicly thrown its priest to the wolves in one sense.  Disciplinary actions are sure to follow since the perpetrator now wants to inflict harm on the man just doing his job.  Hey, if you don't agree with the Church's teaching, don't believe it and don't expect its ministers to act in a way that aids and abets your errors.

Here's the pathetic response from ++Wuerl's anemic chancery:

Late Tuesday, Johnson received a letter of apology from the Rev. Barry Knestout, one of the archdiocese’s highest-ranking administrators, who said the lack of “kindness” she and her family received “is a cause of great concern and personal regret to me.”

“I am sorry that what should have been a celebration of your mother’s life, in light of her faith in Jesus Christ, was overshadowed by a lack of pastoral sensitivity,” Knestout wrote. “I hope that healing and reconciliation with the Church might be possible for you and any others who were affected by this experience. In the meantime, I will offer Mass for the happy repose of your mother’s soul. May God bring you and your family comfort in your grief and hope in the Resurrection.”

Edit: This is about denying communion to those who cause scandal. It's the right of a priest and an obligation to do it. It's what Cardinal Wuerl has been urged to do.

Well, another priest who is presenting the authentic but non-PC teaching on the sin that cries out will in all likelihood be punished. You'll remember the great Father Gomez who was recently suspended for telling it like it is, or the Linz Pastor, Father Skoblicki, who was hounded from his post just for being offensive to a few people who rarely went to church and the Austrian media.

 Not surprisingly, this particular priest may find himself punished in turn.  He is of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C..  The See of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who may be overseeing disciplinary action against him for being culturally insensitive to a scandalous woman whom the priest had the courage to publicly chastise.

Cardinal Wuerl has himself been a scandal in the past, and seems eager to add further wounds to the body of Christ by giving tacit approval to behavior well outside of Catholic moral teaching.

Why is the priest allowing "lay eulogies" anyway? And why would he be suspended for doing the job many Bishops have been refusing to do for more than half a century with respect to pro-abort and Liberal politicians? Surely, this priest should be able to find a home in a Diocese that's not so hostile to the practice of the Catholic Faith in the event that the ensuing media storm extracts action from Cardinal Wuerl to act on behalf of the Zeitgest?

The following excerpt of an article from USCatholic underscores the confusion.  The public scandal caused by a homosexual couple living in sin certainly does constitute scandal.  Not sure how a priest doing his job causes scandal, but USCatholic thinks so.  On the other hand, where does this writer's expertise lie, save perhaps in suffering from a disordered state himself?

Predictably, the anti-Catholic and inaptly named USCatholic is "shocked" by such "callous" behavior.

We're still shocked they're still allowed to describe themselves as Catholic. Isn't that false advertising?

From the category of "you cannot be serious": A priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, Rev. Marcel Guarnizo, has,according to the Washington Post, denied communion to woman at her mother's funeral because she is a lesbian and living with a woman. He informed her of that in the communion line. He also left the altar when she delivered the post-communion eulogy for her mother.

What? Now Catholic women who are lesbian cannot even be heard in church? So far the best the archdiocese has done is restate its policy that denying someone communion should be explained in a private, pastoral setting. What it doesn't say is that it is up to the conscience of the communicant whether to present herself for communion and, as a general rule, the minister offering communion is not to question that judgment, except in cases of scandal. I hardly think that a daughter wanting to receive communion at her mother's funeral--not even at a regular Sunday Mass--would cause such a scandal. Nor does living with a woman rise to "obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin," in the proper understanding of canon 915. (Ask any canonist.) This priest's behavior, on the other hand, has scandalized Catholics the world over.

What we are witnessing can only be described as the small-minded behavior of people that don't even understand Catholic history or tradition, the intricacies of canon law--including and especially canon 915 (and the linked commentator doesn't get it either)--and the rights of the faithful, or even the demands of charity. The fact that a man who could so callously display his disdain for one of the baptized daughters of the church is even ordained is breathtaking.
Link to USCatholic...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Connecticut Catholic School Abolishes Skirts

Edit: The rationale employed by the administration is as ridiculous as the overall homogenization of human sexuality by the state.

It would be interesting to know if the faculty and administration actually believed the Catholic Faith.  They often don't.
St. Bernadette Catholic School will be updating the girls uniforms next fall. After many female students have been rolling up their plaid skirts to make them shorter, the school has decided to ban their current skirts and jumpers and replace them with khaki pants. Parents are upset that they'll have to shell out more money for new uniforms, but they're also angry that their daughters will look less feminine.

According to the New Haven Register, principal Sherry Steines recently wrote a letter to parents claiming the new dress code is the result of "many conversations and input from the school survey." Apparently some parents never took any such survey or were consulted about the dress code. As a result about 20 parents signed a petition to meet with the the principal about the changes, but they were ultimately turned away.

"They said the jumper is going to last a couple of years and then, boom, it's gone," parent Brenda Abel told the Register. She said tuition is costly enough and she'd prefer not having to buy new uniforms. Her daughter, Jessica, is in sixth grade and keeps her skirt at the required knee length. Several mothers told the Register the school should forbid skirt rolling, but let them keep their uniforms. One parent who wished to remain anonymous told the paper, "I would like to carry on with the beautiful tradition that the kids wear their proud uniform." Kayla Bailey agreed, saying, "People see my daughter and they know she goes to St. Bernadette." Nancy Owens, who crafted the petition, said she too prefers the current recognizable plaid girls uniforms. "I don't want my kid looking like a magnet school kid," she said. 
Link to article...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hundreds of Anglicans to Join Ordinariate this Year in UK

Edit: heads up, "I"m ok, you're ok" ecumenism is dead. The Telegraph is reporting that "hundreds" of Traditional Anglicans are going to leave the Church of England after a General Synod generating more "reforms".  Even more than before, the Church of England is becoming a museum piece.  The Director of the Ordinariate, Msgr Keith Newton, warns, however, "you can't join the Catholic Church just to escape the problems in the Anglican..."  It might not be reason in itself, but it sounds like a good place to start.

At least 20 clergy and several hundred of their parishioners are already lined up to join the Ordinariate, the new structure set up by the Pope a year ago that allows them to remain some of their Anglican heritage while entering into full communion with the Holy See.

But many more members of the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England are likely to defect following a critical meeting of its governing body, the General Synod, if traditionalists who cannot accept the ordination of women are denied special provision.

The head of the Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton, told The Daily Telegraph: “There are in the region of 15 to 20 people who I think will be coming over this year. These are ordained Anglicans who wish to petition the Holy See for ordination.”
Link to article...