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

Weekend of September 12-14, 2014
“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

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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Out of the mouths of babes…

Pope’s niece says her uncle will update "stagnate" and "outdated" Church
"...that's why I believe life has put my uncle to renew this certain system of thought that was getting stagnated" click here

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Vatican II May Fail:
Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton's 1962 Warning

by John Vennari
Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton explained at the time that the Council may not be a success, and listed criteria by which we may judge if the Council is a success. Vatican II failed on all counts.
click here

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Letter of the Superior General regarding the
death of Rev. Kenneth Walker, FSSP

Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP, ordained 2012

Fraternity of St. Peter Priest Murdered in Phoenix
Another Priest Critically Injured

The Mater Misericordiae Mission, the Latin Mass community of the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, run by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), was the scene of a terrible tragedy on Wednesday night, following the breaking and entering of their church by armed burglars. click here

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Francis and four points of Apostate Action
Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican
by John Vennari

This Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis will allow for the first time in history Islamic prayers from the Quoran to be recited at the Vatican. The service is said to be in the cause of Peace in the Middle East. This radical initiative is scandalous on at least four counts: click here

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Divorce: Pope Francis telephones Argentine Woman
Q & A Program with Father Gruner, hosted by John Vennari

Report: Pope Francis tells Argentine woman who is divorced and remarried that she can receive Holy Communion.
Vatican has yet to deny!

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Saint Pius X and Theodore Herzl - Gesture
of Apology by Pope Francis?

Francis effectively apologized for St. Pius X's adherence to Catholic doctrine.
"The Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayomand internet radio station Arutz Sheva reported a few days ago on the Pope's visit to the Holy Land, the Catholic Church leader's intention to make a 'gesture of apology' to the founder of Zionism, because of the 'injustice' that Theodor Herzl had received from St. Pius X.. But what did St. Pius X did to the Zionist leader? Theodor Herzl himself reported...." click here

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Catholicism and Wealth Redistribution
By Brian McCall, J.D.

Dr. Brian McCall explains crucial distinctions in Catholic Social teaching that are conspicuously missing from Francis' constant imprecise statements. Dr. McCall deals with false ideas regarding equality; distinction between Commutative and Distributive Justice; distinction between Redistribution or Restitution; the important principle of Subsidiatiry, all points either not mentioned or never properly addressed by Papa Bergoglio.

..vague unqualified statements condemning inequality and calling for State compelled redistributions without limiting such to restitution can easily and understandably be aligned with the errors of Socialism. " click here

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Pope kisses the hand of, concelebrates
Mass with pro-homosexual activist priest
By Hillary White


Pope Francis raised eyebrows earlier this month by concelebrating Mass with and kissing the hand of a leading homosexual activist priest campaigning for changes in the Church’s teaching on homosexuality. On May 6, Francis received the 93 year-old priest who has cofounded the homosexualist activist organization, Agedo Foggia, that is opposed to Catholic Church teaching - click here
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Who Was Paul VI?
A review of Msgr. Villa’s Paul VI Beatified?

By Robert J. Siscoe

Jean Guitton, a close friend of Paul VI, said that Paul VI always seemed to him more like a layman than a cleric. “I noticed how his thoughts were of a secular kind. With him, one was not in the presence of a ‘cleric’, but of a layman, promoted, unexpectedly, to the papacy”. click here
In light of the astonishing claim that this man is worthy of beatification, we place Mr. Siscoe's important piece once again in the spotlight. Diabolic disorientation indeed!

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Freemasons in the Catholic Hierarchy
Discussion with Father Nicholas Gruner and John Vennari

- click here

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Breaking: Harvard's Black Mass Canceled After Outrage
A Harvard student group’s planned satanic “black mass” has been canceled after widespread condemnation from religious and educational leaders, who called the event an affront to the faithful. click here

'Satanic Black Mass' to
Take Place Tonight at Harvard

Two news reports:
Reparation needed - Even the Archdiocese of Boston
has scheduled a Holy Hour of Reparation

click here

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Another Round? New Claim that Bishop Fellay Met with Pope Francis

by John Vennari

It is said that “the Pope has a true interest in resolving this situation,” but it is hard to know exactly what this means, especially from Papa Bergolgio’s context. In his short time in the Vatican, Francis already has a track record of derogatory comments about traditional Catholics... click here

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Akita Pilgrimage 2014

8th Annual Akita Pilgrimage, 2014: Organized by the Society of St. Pius X. Pilgrims came from Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and one each from Poland, Canada and US. Full write-up of Akita Pilgrimage and other stops in Japan will be in the print edition of the June 2014 CFN

(I just returned from the trip on late May 8; was gone since April 30 - jv) click here for short video and photos

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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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