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2014 CFN Daily Blog
Originally started as a daily Blog update of news reports on the
Papal Conclave and
ongoing news on Pope Francis, it is
now a general Blog updated daily on traditional Catholic topics

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1974 Declaration of Archbishop Lefebvre
Archbishop's Declaration fresh after 40 years - issued November 21, 1974

"We hold fast, with all our heart and with all our soul, to Catholic Rome, Guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary to preserve this faith, to Eternal Rome, Mistress of wisdom and truth. We refuse, on the other hand, and have always refused to follow the Rome of neo-Modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies which were clearly evident in the Second Vatican Council and, after the Council, in all the reforms which issued from it." click here
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Louie Verrecchio and John Vennari - a brief discussion
on
Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI's Encyclical on the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ - click here

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United Religions Webpage: May 2007: URI leader Bishop Swing Joins with Cardinal Bergoglio – now Pope Francis –
to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the URI's first gathering in Latin America


United Religions Back in the Spotlight
Pope Picked to Lead One-World Church

by Cornelia R. Ferreira

Isn’t it extraordinary how something long in existence can be suddenly re-proposed as a brilliant new idea? Politicians and educators, hoping we have memory problems, often do this to fool us into thinking they are working hard to improve a situation. Another audacious example of this strategy was recently provided by the Holy See’s support of a proposal for a “United Religions” -
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Devastating Interview:
Bishop Schneider speaks about the Synod: certain texts "present a radical neopagan ideology..."

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Vennari/Verrecchio Interview: Problems with Vatican II

This is an interview/discussion I conducted with Louie Verrecchio. He tells part of his 'conversion to Tradition' story. It was great fun. Hope you find it helpful, - JV - click here

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The 2014 Synod and Vatican I

by Roberto de Mattei
Infallibility not Unlimited and Arbitrary Power • All the baptized have right to defend their faith, click here

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Don’t Miss Upcoming
Fatima Conference in Chicago

Weekend of November 14-16, 2014

You are invited to the Fatima Center’s “Our Lady’s Army of Advocates” Conference to be held in Chicago, the weekend of November 14-16.
click here

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Voice of Catholic Radio Interview
with John Vennari on "The Psychotic Synod"



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Bishop Fellay: The Synod Opened a Door to Hell!
New Interview: Catastrophic Situation; Modern Church leaders no longer care about the Kingship of Christ; Beatification of Paul VI "trivializes" the Catholic concept of holiness, more, click here

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After criticism, Vatican publishes English translation of final Synod document
by John Henry Westen
Voice of the Family (VOTF), the main lay association representing concerns from life and family groups at the Synod, said that while they were relieved that the official English translation was published today, they were exasperated with Synod organizers.
click here

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Further Synod Manipulation

CFN received this note from a conservative theologian: "It might perhaps be worth a mention that the Vatican communications machine is still doing its best to manipulate the results of the Synod."
click here

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A Key to Understand the Synod:
More Ravages from the New Theology
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The Psychotic Synod
The current crisis in the Church has “been not a crisis of faith,
but of a very grave malady of the intellect.”
– Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, 1945
 
by John Vennari

The real principle at work is the Modernist tenet that there can be some transformation of the dogmatic message of the Church over the course of the centuries. The entire Synodal enterprise is Modernism in action, which is the same destructive poltergeist at work in the Church for the last 50+ years. We will demonstrate this truth, and will reveal the little-known Modernist “Inductive” method that is crucial to under October’s radical Synod. click here

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Beatification of Paul VI: Fast Tracked by "Conservative" Pope Benedict...
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Famous photo of Pope Paul VI with the six Protestant Ministers consulted in the creation of the New Mass

Paul VI to be Canonized?
The Triumph of Wayward Sentiment
by John Vennari
“The Pope [Benedict XVI] intends to proceed as quickly as possible. The beatification is expected by the end of the Year of Faith. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Montini’s election as Pope and the 35th anniversary of his death.” - Andrea Tornielli, December, 2012 -
click here for full article...

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October 19
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Papa Bergoglio Praises Paul VI at 'beatification"

"When we look to this great Pope..." click here

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October 18 update...
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October 18 Relatio Synodi - paragraphs on Communion for divorced and on homosexuals - in English
Two weeks and all the preparations and months of agony and confusion for this? The section on Communion for divorced and remarriage solves nothing, and reads like a sociology study: "Some say this, others say that, some think this, others recommend that," etc. As for the section on homosexuality, which created the tsunami of scandal this past week, the best we can call it is "weak tea,". It is significant in what it fails to say, such as any use of the word "s-i-n". - click here
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Oct. 17 Synod update: The Scandal continues
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Cardinal Marx: Exclusion is not the language of the Church, the debate remains open
THE SYNOD AND THE "DEBATE" OVER SAME-SEX COUPLES
“If a same-sex couple has been in a relationship for thirty years, I can’t call that nothing.” Pontier, the President of the French Bishops’ Conference said: "I’ll be surprised if we don’t reach a consensus on the Synod’s final document" -
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Resisting the Heretical Tendency
The Synod relatio of Erdö cancels out with one hit, sin and the natural law
by Roberto de Mattei
The sense of sin is erased; the notions of good and evil abolished; the natural law suppressed; every positive reference to the values of virginity and chastity archived. With the report presented October 13, 2014 to the Synod on the family by Cardinal Peter Erdö, the sexual revolution officially bursts into the Church, with devastating consequences for souls and society. click here

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Francis' Perfidious Synod: Scandal as Worldwide Front Page News
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Quick note from John Vennari - As scandalous as is the latest development from the Synod, we should not be surprised... click here

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URGENT! WRITE TO U.S. NUNCIO – Synod poised to surrender Catholic morals! click here

Vatican Synod mid-term report suggests emphasizing ‘positive’ aspects of cohabitation, homosexuality

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A Key to the October Synod
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Alien Doctrine
The Synod and Continuous Aggiornamento
by John Vennari

Those who thought Pope Francis was actually exploring the theological possibility of baptizing aliens completely missed his point. His call to go "beyond the limits" has frightening implications for the October synod.
click here for article

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Synod: More Perfidy from Modernist Jesuits
Synod and Truth – or, How a Holy See Journal Created a Historical Deception on Trent to Favor Kasper
by Roberto de Mattei

"The position of those who deny the indissolubility of marriage is formally heretical. The position of those even if accepting in theory the indissolubility of marriage but admit it in practice is defined by Father Perrone as “near heresy.” Such is the censure, according to the most trusted theologians and canonists, that falls on Cardinal Kasper’s position and of all those that share it" - de Mattei - click here for full article

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Interview with Bishop Fellay after
his meeting with Cardinal Müller

The pastoral must necessarily follow the doctrine
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  You were received by Cardinal Müller on September 23rd.  The communiqué from the Vatican Press Office repeats the language of the 2005 communiqué issued after your meeting with Benedict XVI, which already said that the parties would “proceed gradually and over a reasonable period of time… with a view to the envisioned full communion.”  The 2014 communiqué, on the other hand, speaks about “full reconciliation.”  Does this mean that you are starting over at the beginning?  click here

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Jews Observe High Holy Days in Catholic Church
Crucifix and Stations of the Cross Covered
"But he that shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father Who is in Heaven," Matt. 10:33
click here for full story

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SSPX calls for Rosary Novena for the Family
(starts today, September 29)
Requests for Sermons on the Marriage

...To counteract this danger [of the upcoming Synod], the USA District Superior, Fr. Jurgen Wegner, is asking everyone to join in a rosary novena for the defense of the family: "I request that all pastors dedicate at least three sermons in October and November to the fundamental truths about marriage. I request also that you invite all the faithful to join us in a novena of rosaries from September 29th to October 7th. We will offer our rosaries for the defense of the family..." click here

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The Battle of the Civic Center
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked”
SSPX Public Reparation to Black Mass in Oklahoma City, Sept. 21, 2014
Report by Dr. Brian McCall -
click here

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SSPX Oklahoma City: Black Mass Response VIDEO

Sunday, September 21 in Oklahoma City
from SSPX

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True Evangelization Alive and Well
at Catholic Identity Conference, 2014

Report from the Event

The third annual Catholic Identity Conference was held in Weirton, West Virginia, the weekend of September 12-14, 2014. The conference theme this year was “The Old Evangelization: Restoring Liturgy, Mission and Catholic Tradition”.

CFN Editor John Vennari said, “I’ve been privileged to speak at all three annual gatherings, and I think this latest conference was the best CIC yet. The overall theme of the ‘Old’ vs. ‘New’ Evangelization created a strong thematic link throughout the speakers' presentations. Another consistent theme was the recognition of the menace coming from today's most radical elements in Rome.”


Click here for full report - audio CDs available


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Vatican Diary / Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke
by Sandro Magister (Chiesa)
The “revolution” of Pope Francis in ecclesiastical governance is not losing its driving thrust. And so, as happens in every self-respecting revolution, the heads continue to roll for churchmen seen as deserving this metaphorical guillotine... click here

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Photos: Catholic Identity Conference, 2014
A magnificent weekend:
Theme: “The Old Evangelization: Restoring Liturgy, Mission and Catholic Tradition”

Click here for a collection of snapshots from the weekend. (Also, Audio CD available).

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Pope Francis and the United Religions Initiative
From Ecumenism to One World Church?
by Cornelia Ferreira

In 2007, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Argentina, invited the visiting Episcopal Bishop of California, William Swing, to bring his assorted syncretist colleagues to the Cathedral for an interfaith service with him. Swing’s group was part of the United Religions Initiative, and the purpose of the syncretic worship was to celebrate the URI’s 10th anniversary of its installation in Latin America... click here


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Important Update on October Synod!
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Dangerous Synod Proposal:
“New Language” for Natural Law
 
by John Vennari
 
            On June 26, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, released the
Instrumentum Laboris (Working Document) for the upcoming Extraordinary Synod scheduled for October, 2014.
            As spotlighted in last month’s
CFN, the document contains good points, major deficiencies and frightening proposals. The three most radical proposals are:
            1) A new alleged “pastoral solution” to allow divorce and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion;
            2) A new “pastoral approach” that permits the baptism of children from same-sex couples, thus indirectly legitimizing these unions;
            3) A proposed recasting of natural law in “new language”, which threatens to undermine our entire foundation of true morality.
            We dealt with the first two points at length
last month. In this issue we will focus on the Working Document’s worrisome treatment of natural law, starting with one of the most bizarre statements ever to appear in a post-Conciliar document. (Click here for full article)

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Pilate’s Silver: Josephus’ Account of the Passion
by Peter E. Chojnowski, Ph.D.
If we were to attempt to find an extra-biblical historical source to confirm the happenings described in the Gospels, there is certainly none better than that of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (37–100 A.D.) click here

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REMINDER! DON't MISS IT!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT • MUST REGISTER BY SEPT. 5!


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Catholic Identity Conference to hold
Third Annual September Conference in Weirton, WV

Weekend of September 12-14, 2014
Theme:
“The Old Evangelization: Restoring Liturgy, Mission and Catholic Tradition”
Speakers this year include
• Dr. John Rao
• Michael Matt of
The Remnant
• John Vennari of
Catholic Family News
• Christopher Ferrara
• Louie Verrecchio
• James Vogel from Angelus Press
• Kenneth Wolfe of
Rorate Caeli
• 
Father Gregory Pendergraft


For more information, for location, for registration, click here

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Protestant Tony Palmer Receives
Catholic Requiem Mass
Report: Pope Francis Insists he be “Buried as a Bishop”
 
By John Vennari
 
  
          “Father David told us that because Tony [Palmer] was not a Roman Catholic he had to ask his bishop’s permission to celebrate the requiem and though Tony’s wife and children are Roman Catholics, permission still had to be given for the requiem. The bishop agreed but said that Tony could not be buried as a bishop as he was not a Roman Catholic bishop. However, Pope Francis said he should and could be buried as a bishop, and so that put an end to that little bit of ecclesiastical nonsense!”
            The above was written on August 6 by Michael Daly, CJ, a member of the “non-denominational Franciscan” group called the Companions of Jesus, based in the UK. 
click here for article

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The Unholy Trinity of Modern Errors
Naturalism, Rationalism and Liberalism
By Robert J. Siscoe

In this article we will examine the errors of Naturalism and its two offspring: Rationalism and Liberalism. We will see that Rationalism is simply the application of Naturalism to human reason, while Liberalism is the application thereof to the human will. Together these errors form an unholy Trinity, within which Naturalism is the father, Rationalism is the prideful son proceeding from the father, and Liberalism is the rebellious daughter who proceeds from both the father and the son. click here


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Radical Synod Planned for October
Working Document Reveals Revolutionary Aims
 
By John Vennari
 
           
On June 26, the Vatican released its Working Document (Instrumentum Laboris) for the upcoming October Synod on the Family, a ponderous text of over 25,000 words. It is a thoroughly Conciliar manuscript. There is no mention of any document from the Church’s magisterium prior to Vatican II. Apart from Scriptural citations, all references are from Vatican II and post-Conciliar texts. The document contains good points, major deficiencies and frightening proposals. The three most radical proposals are: click here for article




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Francis Speaks, Scalfari Transcribes, Brandmüller Shreds
As a Church historian, the German cardinal refutes the notion according to which clerical celibacy was an invention of the 10th century. No, he objects: its origin is with Jesus and the apostles. And he explains why. (In other words, Cardinal Brandmüller Corrects Francis) - click here
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Angelus Press Conference in Kansas City, Oct. 10-12
Speakers announced, including Bishop Tissier de Mallerais -
click here

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Contemporary Anti-Intellectualism

by Dr. Raphael Waters, D.Ph., L.Ph., Ph.C.

This brilliant article by the Thomistic philosopher Dr. Waters summarizes many of the main points he taught his students in his classes on metaphysics, philosophical psychology and ethics. click here

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Another Clueless Bishop:
President of the Philippines' Bishops' Conference: Before Francis,
Church was a "dogmatic, self engrossed and authoritative sick institution"

More of the destructive "Francis Effect" - click here

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July 2 update:
"Our Lady of Good Success"
Your Questioned Answered with Father Gruner

Brief video - Hosted by John Vennari

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June 30 update:
A note from John Vennari
daily web updates resume. - click here

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From Economic Slavery to Freedom
By Raphael T. Waters, D. Ph., L. Ph., Ph.C.

"From Slavery to Economic Freedom" is a previously unpublished work from Dr. Raphael Waters (above), eminent professor Thomistic philosophy, that bears careful consideration. Completed in 2005, it approaches the economic question from a Thomistic understanding of the body politic and the common good. Is capitalism per se evil? What is the problem with socialism? This and many more related topics examined. click here
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Special Report...
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The Martini Pope
 by John Vennari

In the 2005 Conclave that elected Ratzinger to the papacy, Cardinal Bergolgio was not only the leading contender, but “the votes of Martini’s supporters, along with others, converged at the time precisely on Bergoglio. Eight years later, in March of 2013, it was again the ‘martiniani’ who backed the election of Bergoglio as pope. This time with success” - click here for CFN report

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Modern "Liberty"
This photo says it all

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