Catholic Family News
A Monthly Journal Preserving our Catholic Faith and Heritage
2015 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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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.
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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 -
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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



Synod Opening: Beautiful words, but then…
by Christopher A. Ferrara
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

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 ...
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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


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.
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Modern "Liberty"
This photo says it all


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