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2016 CFN Daily Blog
Originally started as a daily Blog update of news reports on the
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ongoing news on Pope Francis, it is
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Greetings from Quito
from John Vennari
Since January 28 I've had the privelege of visiting Quito Ecuador for the 25th Anniversary of the Canonical Crowning of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Good Success. (I've not been able to update our CFN page until today because of wifi problems).
CLICK HERE FOR FIRST VIDEO - Dawn Procession of Our Lady of Good Success

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Francis and "Civil Unions" for "Gays": Not to Say NO Is to Say YES
by Christopher A. Ferrara
In short, while Francis has said no to “gay marriage” when it is called “marriage,” he has not said no to “civil unions” providing the same benefits as marriage in everything but name - click here

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Celebrating an Apocalyptic Plague
Pope Francis to Lead "Common worship service" to Commemorate 5th Centenary of Lutheran Revolt
St. Teresa of Avila called Lutheranism "that wretched sect" - click here

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Father Brian Harrison: Francis
Tells Atheist Scalfari not to Convert

"It seems, logically, that this Successor of St. Peter either has little or no zeal for the salvation of souls..." - click here

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Pathetic Photo of the Week
How could any sane Catholic regard this photo without repugnance? - click here

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Those who resist change are obstinate rebels and idolaters and are guilty of "divination"!
Thus says Pope Francis in his latest speach from Casa Santa Marta - click here

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The Vatican-Synagogue Agreement
Vatican II & Rome’s Secret Accord with Jewish Leaders
 by John Vennari
During Vatican II, Father Yves Congar (above), acting as official Vatican envoy, met with Jews in France to ask them what they wanted. The Jews answered they wanted to be considered as “brothers, partners equal in dignity”. Lazare Landau writes, “
the Council granted our wishes”... - click here

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Pro-Homosexual Father Timothy Radcliffe Featured Speaker at 515st International Eucharist Congress
Event Also Features Other Questionable Clerics
By John Vennari
Radcliffe is on record saying, “gay sexuality can be a generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift. We can also see how it can be expressive of mutual fidelity, a covenantal relationship in which two people bind themselves for ever.” - click here


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German theologian, Wunibald Müller
More Bergoglian Carnage: Priestly celibacy, homosexual clergy to be the next battlefields in this Pontificate
A report from Sandro Magister
"I asked for a relaxation of celibacy. There should be married priests as well as celibate, homosexual as well as heterosexual. Francis thanked me for my reflections, which made me very happy. He [Pope Francis] says that my proposals cannot be realized for the universal Church, but I think that this does not rule out solutions at the regional level..." German theologian, Wunibald Müller • "Francis told me that we must make concrete proposals. Even bold, daring proposals." - Brazilian bishop Erwin Kräutler -
click here

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But He Didn't Preach Explicit Heresy?
Francis' Scandalous Interfaith Video

by John Vennari
Here is the key to understand what is truly at work. Modernism seldom operates with "precise statements that are heretical." Its method is one of praxis - of a new approach of action that conflicts with the perennial magisterium. click here

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On the Epiphany:
The Call to the Pagan Nations
by Blessed Abbot Columba Marmion

The Fathers of the Church have seen in the call of the Magi to Christ's cradle the vocation of pagan nations to the Faith. This is the very foundation of the mystery, explicitly indicated by the Church in the collect wherein she sums up the desires of her children on this solemnity... click here

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Padre Pio and the Freemason
"Never be ashamed of Christ or of His doctrine. It is time to fight with open face." - Padre Pio
by Fr. Pascal P. Parente
“And what is your intention as a Freemason?”
“To fight against the Church from a political point of view”...
click here

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The Politically Correct Papacy
by Christopher A. Ferrara

In his address to the United States Congress, Pope Francis declared: “The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”  First of all, it is the Fifth Commandment, not the Golden Rule, which requires the defense of human life... click here


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Oklahoma City: Desecration of Virgin Mary Statue Marked by Protests and Reparation
by John Vennari

David A. Homeney, a zealous Catholic layman, called for concerned Catholic to join him in Oklahoma City to take part in public protest and reparation for the satanic event... "Much thanks to the men who showed up from all over the country..." click here

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Blessed Christmas

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Oklahoma City: Satanist Will Desecrate Statue of the Virgin Mary on Christmas Eve
A Call for Reparation
Special from the Fatima Center
Oklahoma City gave a satanist permission to publicly desecrate a statue of the Virgin Mary outside a Catholic Church on Christmas Eve. Adam Daniels, the satanist who sponsored the ‘black mass’ in Oklahoma in 2014, plans to pour costume blood over a statue of Our Lady that has been “treated with sulfur powder and ash”...
click here

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A Canonical Bum's Rush on Holy Matrimony
by Christopher A. Ferrara

The implications are devastating.  For example, a cheating husband married for many years could abandon his wife and children, obtain an annulment and then immediately have a Church wedding with the new partner of his choice — in the same diocese that granted the annulment! He would thus effectively bring to a halt the wife’s effort to defend the marriage bond on appeal to the Rota.  She would have been given the classic bum’s rush out of the marriage, along with the children... click here

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“Sacred Monkeys in the Vatican”
By John Vennari

“What a chump! What a glorious chump! Oh, Mummy, who could have dreamed he’d swallow it..." click here

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Father Stephen Somerville, Priest who formally renounced his work with I.C.E.L., died on December 12
Also posted is his historic renuncation of his membership in ICEL... click here

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CFN Feature
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Blind Guides: Conciliar Vatican Announces “No Mission” to Convert Jews
By John Vennari

The Vatican just published one of the worst documents of the post-Conciliar period. Titled “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable," it is the latest aggiornamento in Jewish Catholic relations. The text constitutes a grave danger to the Faith, especially to those not well grounded on the topic. Rather than simply complain about the document, CFN provides the answer.... click here

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The agenda of the next Synod: Priestly Celibacy
Sandro Magister: While waiting for Pope Francis to rule on communion for the divorced and remarried, which two synods discussed and split over, there is already a glimpse of the theme of the next synodal session: married priests... click here

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'Sacrilege’: Catholic leaders react to Vatican’s ‘climate change’ light show
by Pete Belinksi (Lifesitenews)
"I am sick at the thought that this most sacred space — St. Peter's Basilica — will be the backdrop for the further dissemination of this fraud, whose ultimate goal is to impose a ‘Carbon Tax’ on the developed countries. This tax will not only cripple global economic growth and undermine democracy, its proceeds will be used to fund even more population control programs in the developing world," said Steven Mosher... click here

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St. Cahterine of Siena
An Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce the Petrine Office
from The Remnant
"In this regard we make our own the words of Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, in her famous letter to Pope Gregory XI, urging him to steer the Church aright during one of her greatest crises: 'Since He has given you authority and you have assumed it, you should use your virtue and power: and if you are not willing to use it, it would be better for you to resign what you have assumed….'" - click here

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Who are Francis' "Fundamentalists"?
Pope Francis recently denounced Catholic "Fundamentalists;" he claimed they "go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation and doing evil." Who is he talking about? What does he mean by all this?
click here

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A Former High-Ranking Member of the Roman Curia Criticizes Pope Francis for his Vanity and Populism
By Maike Hickson
The author – a priest who worked for many years in the Roman Curia – claims that Pope Francis has “an emotional and anti-intellectual attitude which has difficulties in dealing with theories and doctrines"...
click here

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Sacrilege in Spain: Over 240 Stolen
Consecrated Hosts Used for
Blasphemous "Art" Exhibit

The Urgent Need for Reparation
Our Lady came to Fatima to warn that “man must cease offending God.” She called us to make reparation for sin, particularly by means of the daily Rosary, the Five First Saturdays and devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. An egregious offense against Our Lord just occurred in Spain that cries to Heaven for reparation. click here

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Pope Francis attacks ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics, dismisses condom ban as unimportant
by John Henry Westen - Lifesite News

On the plane returning from his journey to Africa today Pope Francis made his clearest remarks in condemnation of ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics.... click here

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A Call to Terminate Papal Trips
A noisy, expensive counterfeit of Papal Duty
 
By John Vennari
 

Papal trips are a noisy, expensive counterfeit of Papal duty – a frenetic sentimentalism disguised as genuine vitality. This high-energy neurosis is now of 50-year duration, the same period of the collapse of the Faith in every country on earth. Worldwide globetrotting may give the appearance of authentic papal action, but the results are useless at best, scandalous at worst. Meanwhile, the abysmal ignorance of the Catholic Faith amongst clergy and laity continues to worsen... click here

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Will Peter Refuse to Eat with the Gentiles Again?
by Michael Lofton
Francis and the "Kasper proposal"... click here

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Ad artwork from a 1959 priests' magazine when the Latin Tridentine Mass was the norm. Notice the thumb and forefinger on each hand are held together, even while elevating the chalice. This was to prevent even the smallest particle of the Host from desecration.

The Day the Host Dropped
On Communion in the Hand
by John Vennari
"The year was around 1965, I was a boy of about 7 years old. My father took me for Sunday Mass to the “Italian Parish”, Our Lady of Consolation in Philadelphia. The Mass was still in Latin, the sacred atmosphere still pervaded the church and the liturgy, though the first updrafts of change were in the wind. During Communion time on this particular Sunday, the priest accidentally dropped a consecrated Host. We were sitting up front, and my father drew my attention to it..." click here

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Paris Massacre Reaffirms Urgency for
Pope to Obey Fatima Message

‘We will occupy your Rome, we will smash your crosses to pieces, we will reduce your women to slavery’.” click here

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The Truth about Islam
By Matt P. Gaspers
During my first year of college, I decided to examine the Quran for myself. What I found was shocking. Not only were the texts riddled with heresy and blasphemy, they also encouraged – even commanded – an attitude of contempt toward non-Muslims, including Jews and Christians, as well as the killing of those who refuse to convert to Islam. The following are some of the passages I discovered... click here

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Archbishop Lefebvre, Islam and the Media
"For as long as Moslems are an insignificant minority in a Christian country they can live in a friendly way, because they follow the laws and customs of the country which accepts them. But as soon as they are numerous and organized they become aggressive and they seek to impose their laws, which are hostile to European civilization..." click here (includes video)

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Terrorists slaughter at least 118 in Paris music hall, 40 others in separate attacks

Terrorists wielding AK-47s and hurling explosives executed at least 118 people inside a Paris concert hall late Friday night, in a massacre that followed coordinated attacks that killed at least 40 more people, rocking the French capital -- prompting President Francois Hollande to close the entire nation's borders and order a state of emergency... click here
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NOTICE: The November issue of Catholic Family News is going out a good 10 days late this month! The delay was caused by my trip to Rome for the Synod overlapping the normal time of our deadline. The November issue is an explosive edition dedicated to the Synod and its consequences for all Catholics. We also have articles about the Council on Foreign Relations, the SSPX is Not in Schism, The Battle of Lepanto and more. Please subscribe to Catholic Family News.

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The Gospel According to St. Kasper
by Michael Lofton
Chapter 14 (New Sarcastic Version)
The Message of John the Baptist
1. And it came to pass that...
click here

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Update: Bishop Orders Sign Taken Down
Shocking Church Sign in Buffalo Diocese
By John Vennari

Yesterday a friend sent me a photo of the sign at St. Columba-Brigid R. C. Church in Buffalo. The sign was so scandalous I had a hard time believing it was not photo-shopped. This morning I drove to the church to see for myself. With great sadness I report it is true...
click here

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Get Ready for Regional Truth
by Christopher A. Ferrara

"Where what I call the Synod of Doom or the Phony Synod is concerned, the heart of the matter is this:  Pope Francis conceived, set in motion, and controlled from start to finish a cabal of Modernist subversives that attempted to topple the moral edifice of the Church but could not quite pull it off — this time..."  - click here

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Fort Hood: 3-8 Cavalry Regiment
Memorial Ceremony and Latin Mass

On November 2nd, approximately 85 Fort Hood Soldiers, civilians and Family members observed a solemn memorial tribute to the 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers who fell at the battle of Unsan, North Korea, 1-3 November, 1950. - click here

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"Non possumus!" to the Synod: Bishop Schneider
With precision, Bishop Schneider analyzes the words and quotes used in the controversial paragraphs (84-86) of this Final Report. He shows the consequences of it and the Catholic doctrines at stake: “a practical denial of the indissolubility of marriage”; “a back door and pending time bombs.” -
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The Pope's Caricaturing of Conservatives
The lack of charity for which he condemns them was on sad display in his own remarks
by George Neumayr, American Spectator
"The speech was notable for its nastiness, displaying the very lack of charity he routinely assigns to conservatives..." click here

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Fatima TV - Synod 9: The Synodal Wasteland

"This is not the Catholic religion you were taught as a child..."
Video #9 - Final video from Rome: John Vennari & Chris Ferrara - Oct. 25, 2015 -
click here

Fatima TV - Synod 8: Final Document: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The Final Synod document is not the 'conservative victory' it's touted to be. Perhaps it may have helped a bit if the Synod Fathers actually mentioned "sin". A recipe for much mischief in the future...
Video #8 from Rome: John Vennari & Chris Ferrara - Oct. 24, 2015 - click here

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FOR ALL NINE SYNOD 2015 VIDEOS BY JOHN VENNARI AND CHRIS FERRARA, click here


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Dismantle: Church Restructure through Synodality
The Destructive Program for “Decentralization” Francis Seems Poised to Impose
By John Vennari

During the 2015 Ordinary Synod, we've heard discussion of the possiblity of "regionalism," that is, allowing national bishops conferences to decide diverse "pastoral policies" regarding the Eucharist for the divorced and civiliy remarried, cohabitation and even homosexuality. In an October 15 interview, Raymond Cardinal Burke rightly said that the proposed "regional diversity" is " simply contrary to Catholic Faith and life." Yet Pope Francis himself in an October 17 speech brandished his resolve to "decentralize" the Church, even if he has to impose this decentralization from the top down, which would be a perfiduous abuse of authority... click here

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Oct. 18: St. Therese’s Parents Canonized
Small Crowd for Ceremony?

By John Vennari

The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Louise and Zélie Martin, were canonized in a Mass presided over by Pope Francis on Sunday morning
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CFN Media 12 - Synod: 13 Cardinals Challenge the Pope?

CFN Editor John Vennari's audio commentary on news of the 13 Cardinals who reportedly challenged Pope Francis on Synod Procedure and the Synod Working Document - click here

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Contrast: Why Doesn’t Pope Francis Talk Like This?
By John Vennari

Over the past year, a number of right-thinking prelates have stood up to oppose the Kasper plan. Each of these prelates speaks forcefully and clearly, in accord with the 2000-year magisterium of the Church. It is revealing, however, to contrast the solid teaching of the Cardinals and bishops who defend the traditional praxis, with the statements of one senior prelate who never reiterates the central points they uphold.
click here


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The Synod, "Gender Theory"
and the Threat to Civilization

The English language discussion group moderated by Cardinal Collins lamented in their October 9 release: “Our group thought there were a number of elements missing from the text: a serious reflection on gender ideology... click here

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Synod Day 5: Report of English Language Groups
For the record - just released -
click here

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We're Not Receiving Full Story from the Synod

Despite efforts to stifle any public revelation of what's actually going on, a Melkite Patriarch, Gregory Laham spoke up in the face of the heretical musings of the President of the Panamanian Bishops' Conference – PLUS, Edward Pentin reports happenings at the Synod that Father Rosica failed to mention... click here

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Rosica at Synod Press Briefing: “There Must be an End of Exclusionary Language”
As the late Msgr. William Smith, Professor of Moral Theology, often said, “All social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.” - click here

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A Quick Q&A: Synod Drama - Defend the Family
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us!

But the proponents of the Kasper plan claim that what they propose is not a change of doctrine, but only a change in pastoral practice.
Cardinal Brandmüller forcefully answers this falsehood: “It is evident that the pastoral practice of the Church cannot stand in opposition to the binding doctrine nor simply ignore it. In the same manner, an architect could perhaps build a most beautiful bridge. However, if he does not pay attention to the laws of structural engineering, he risks the collapse of his construction. In the same manner, every pastoral practice has to follow the Word of God if it does not want to fail. A change of the teaching, of the dogma, is unthinkable. Who nevertheless consciously does it, or insistently demands it, is a heretic – even if he wears the Roman Purple.” In other words, he is a heretic even if he is a bishop or a cardinal... click here

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Synod Opening: Beautiful words, but then…
by Christopher A. Ferrara
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All well and good — indeed, quite splendid.  Yet, sad to say, after two-and-a-half years of this strange pontificate, astute observers had only one thought as they read these fine words: go to the very end.  And, sure enough, at the very end of the homily there it was — a collection of telltale phrases buried in closing paragraphs of pious tenor.: click here
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On Day One of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first
By John L. Allen Jr.
CFN note: Though we are glad Cardinal Erdo came out swinging, he and other defenders of traditional moral doctrine face an uphill battle, since Pope Francis has repeatedly positioned himself in favor or revolutionary change - change that even a Pope has no authority to promote ...
click here

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Pope tells Synod to be open-minded; cardinal says no to divorced and remarried; small discussion groups include priests, religious, laymen and women
from National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis has called on the hundreds of prelates gathered for his second worldwide meeting of Catholic bishops on family issues to remain open in their deliberations to the call of the Holy Spirit, repeating his frequent assertion that God is a God of surprises - click here

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A Short Catechism
on the Synod of Surrender
 
By John Vennari
 
Q: Why do you call the upcoming October event the “Synod of Surrender”?
A: The thrust of the 2014 Synod, as well as the 2015 Synod Working Document, appears to re-orient Catholics towards some sort of change in moral teaching. We see an effective surrender, by highly placed Churchmen, to various aspects of contemporary moral permissiveness. -
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Voice of the Family: Why We Fear the Synod is Being Manipulated


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BOMBSHELL - SECRET PARALLEL SYNOD: Papal Post-Synod Document ALREADY being drafted by Jesuit group to allow communion for divorced and other aberrations
Note from J Vennari: This report confirms what many of us have surmised for months, that the Synod is completely manipulated and the final draft is already decided. It manifests a remarkable level of corruption, hubris and perfidy that reaches up to Francis himself. Oremus. - click here

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4th Annual Catholic Identity Conference
Weekend of September 25-27, 2015
"The Three Rs of Modernism: Recognize it,
Refute it, and Return to Tradition"


These conferences keep getting better...
A magnificent weekend. Audio CDs available:
see CD page for brief description of lectures

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Speakers in order of schedule: Pat Archbold; Michael Matt; John Vennari; Louie Verrecchio; Christopher Ferrara; Father John Brucciani, SSPX; Father Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP; Father Michael Rodríguez; John Rao, Ph.D.
click here for more details and for Audio CDs

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Modern "Liberty"
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