Catholic Family News
A Monthly Journal Preserving our Catholic Faith and Heritage
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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Pope Francis Presides over "Creola Mass" at Vatican, Dec. 12.
Over 600 priests "concelebrate"
Yet more liturgical abuse
Yet more contempt for Catholic Tradition
Contrast with Pope St. Pius X's Instruction on Sacred Music -
click here

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John Allen: Hot-button issues remain in
new questionnaire for 2015 synod

All things indicate we are headed for another raucous Synod in 2015, even if the new questionnaire appears to contain some traditional phraseology - an old tactic of progressivists to neutralize naive conservative opponents. click here

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CFN Special Edition
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The 150th Anniversary of
Syllabus of Errors

By John Vennari

December 8, 2014, marks the 150th Anniversary of Blessed Pius IX’s Quanta Cura and Syllabus of Errors. Catholic Family News marks this anniversary with a special issue that contains eight articles related to Quanta Cura and the Syllabus. We plan to continue writing on these landmark documents throughout 2015. It is necessary to familiar ourselves with the Syllabus and the great counter-revolutionary Pontiffs. The principles of the anti-liberal Popes should be foundational and habitual in our thinking, for their fight against “Liberal Catholicism” is the same battle we fight today. This or that detail may have changed, but the conflict remains the same. It is one and the same struggle against the agents of the counter syllabus; one and the same struggle against the destructive Modernism these agents ushered in to the highest echelons of the Church... click here

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The High Cost of Obama’s Executive Amnesty
by Phyllis Schlafly
Cost $2 Trillion to Taxpayers - Employers given $3000 incentive to hire illegals - click here
- plus - An uproarious SNL opening that mocks Obama's Amnesty

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Pope Francis vs. St. Francis of Assisi
Contrast: Francis at the Blue Mosque, Francis of Assisi before the Sultan

By John Vennari
Pope Francis has “dared to do what none of his predecessors had ever done,”
Le Figero’s Jean-Marie Guénois rejoiced, “to pray openly, side-by-side with a Muslim dignitary”. click here

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CFN Interview with Dr. John Rao on Gardone Riviera Summer Symposium

2015 Theme: “Forbidden Topics: A Free and Rational Catholic Challenge to the Frightened Modern Mind”
- June 29-July 10, 2015, 11 nights

"Words can't explain it. You have to live the Summer Symposium to know why people come back again and again" - Dr. John Rao - click here for brief interview

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Patti Smith

“The Bergoglio Effect” Pope Francis Invites Notorious Blasphemer To Headline Vatican “Christmas Concert
by Christopher A. Ferrara
One sign of the spreading decadence provoked by the “Bergoglio Effect” is the Pope’s outrageous personal invitation to Patti Smith, the so-called Godmother of Punk Rock, to perform at this year’s Vatican “Christmas concert”... click here

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Where There is No Hatred of Heresy,
There is No Holiness

by Father Frederick William Faber

If we hated sin as we ought to hate it, purely, keenly, manfully, we should do more penance, we should inflict more self-punishment, we should sorrow for our sins more abidingly. Then, again, the crowning disloyalty to God is heresy. It is the sin of sins, the very loathsomest of things which God looks down upon in this malignant world. Yet how little do we understand of its excessive hatefulness! It is the polluting of God’s truth, which is the worst of all impurities...
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Parody - Bergoglio and Synod

Written by John Vennari
Also at our daily blog: click here

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A Key to Understand the Synod:
More Ravages from the New Theology
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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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
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” -
click here

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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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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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Beatification of Paul VI: Fast Tracked by "Conservative" Pope Benedict...
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
Papa Bergoglio Praises Paul VI at 'beatification"

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

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October 18 update...
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
Cardinal Marx: Exclusion is not the language of the Church, the debate remains open
“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" -
click here

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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
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
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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Special Report...

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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