Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Catholic News Service: Amoris Laetitia A-OK! & USCCB/Soros Say Turn in Your Guns, Too (UPDATED)

Impartial reporter Fr. Spadaro luvs him some Francis!

Catholic News Service: USCCB's Pravda

The Catholic News Service is the house organ of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Yet as  CNS's hilarious "About CNS" page points out several times, it is doing real journalism, having some vague relationship with the USCCB, but definitely not involved in publicity.

CNS is not directly funded by the USCCB. "It must be financially self-sustaining." In other words, the usual lefty foundations shovel money to keep it afloat, along with all the other trendy scams with which the USCCB is fascinated, in lieu of promoting the Catholic Faith.

USCCB Committee That Produced Gun-Grab Policy: Very Interesting

The list of those serving on the USCCB's committee on domestic policy that produced the USCCB gun-grab policy paper is quite fascinating. Billionaire George Schmidt, Google ex-boss and massive supporter of President Obama, etc. etc;  John Sweeney, head of Democrat Socialists of America, former SEIU, AFL-CIO boss and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom; Sister Janet Mock, LCWR; Sister Miriam Mitchell, LCWR; Sister Carol Keehan, President of Catholic Health Association and vocal supporter of Obamacare while drawing a $962,467 salary from CHA; Ray Boshara, former Senior Fellow at New America Foundation, which has George Soro's son Jonathan on the board, is anti-gun, pro-Obamacare, and funded by left-wing heavyweights such as George Soros, through his Open Society Foundation. Anthony Williams, vociferously anti-gun ex-mayor of Washington D.C.

Those are the people behind the Catholic gun grab in the U.S. There are different players in the Vatican.

The USCCB heavily pushed its anti-gun policy through it's official party organ, Catholic News Service, in an article by Carol Glatz in 2011. The point is, it is somewhere between a joke and a lie to claim that CNS is some sort of legitimate, independent news outlet. The Bear also wanted to show who has the ear of the U.S. Bishops: billionaire lefties and curious private / government entities like the New American Foundation. (Top contributors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. State Department.)

Would it be an exaggeration to claim that the USCCB is nothing more a left-wing PAC? No, it would not, says the Bear. Is it clear that someday such national conferences will be making decisions for the Catholics in their own jurisdiction? The Bear expects so.

Wet Kisses Between Fr. Spadaro and Cardinal Schonborn

We know who has influence at the USCCB. Their party organ, CNS, has long been known for its fluff pieces by pretend journalists like the following interview of Cardinal Christoph Schonborn by Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro. It was conducted for La Civitlá Cattolica, and CNS published it online. Warning: slobbering love-in ahead.

To make it even richer, Archbishop Cupich has taken time out from his busy psychiatric practice to tweet a special recommendation for all Catholics to navigate to the article, and delight in the comedy team of Spadaro and Schonborn. (h/t Edward Pentin tweet.) The Bear always enjoys savaging Cardinal Cupich, but must stay focused, even in a target rich environment.

But wait. Here is the very same Jesuit Father Spadaro's opinion on Amoris Laetitia as reported in the National Catholic Register.

Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica and one of Pope Francis’ closest advisers, has cited Paragraph 303 as proof that the Pope is opening the door to Communion in such cases. “Pope Francis moves forward in this direction when he speaks of a ‘dynamic discernment’ that ‘must remain ever open to new stages of growth and to new decisions which can enable the ideal to be more fully realized,’” he wrote in the Jesuit journal, whose articles are normally approved by the Secretariat of State but reportedly are now also cleared by Pope Francis. “An irregular situation cannot be turned into a regular one, but there are also journeys of healing, of exploration, journeys in which the law is lived step-by-step.”

Not very journalistically objective, CNS, is it, to have Amoris Laetitia cheerleader Fr. Spadaro interviewing another booster, Cardinal Schonborn.

For Sean O'Duibhir an Gleanna, we were worsted in the game.

Interestingly, in 1929 Julien Benda, the Bear's current go-to prophet, in la trahison des clercs noted how for intellectual traitors, everything is always in evolution. There are no fixed principles. Also, for Benda, the real treason was that the intellectuals continued to claim the title and prerogatives of intellectuals while choosing sides. Or maybe claim to be journalists while actually being propagandists.

There are probably far more traitors in the Church than faithful clercs, which is the bigger issue. But they were patient, plotted, played the long con, and - somehow - almost no one saw the danger until it was far too late. Now, the Church itself has been changed. It is not just a matter of getting rid of the traitors, but breaking up a replacement institution "as constituted in society" that is funded without limits, politically protected, entrenched in academia, and the norm in parishes.

For some reason the Bear is reminded of the haunting Irish ballad about the Jacobite defeat at the Battle of Aughrim: we were worsted in the game. There is almost a fatalism that makes the brave hope of some future victory merely a romantic fantasy.

After Aughrim's great disaster,
When our foes in sooth were master...
May her sons be true when needed,
May they never fail as we did,
For Sean O'Duibhir an Gleanna, we were worsted in the game.

And Now, the Interview

So, is Amoris Laetia magisterial?  (Fr. Spadaro, the neutral reporter that he is, pre-answers, saying, "it seems obvious, but it is good to specify it in these times.")

Cardinal Schonborn agreed with Fr. Spadaro. "It is obvious."

Fr. Spadaro,"I have in impression, therefore, that this stage is in the evolution of the doctrine." (Wait, who is the reporter and who is being interviewed here?)

Cardinal Schonborn, "Yeah. Oh boy, is it ever evolution. You nailed it, buddy."

A sycophant interviews a traitor about a book supposedly written by the man who gave a whole new meaning to the Peter Principle and the article is recommended by a insect in a tiny purple outfit. It's really not worth wasting your time reading yourself, as it is fairly summarized. The Bear does it so his friends won't have to.


  1. It would be great if someone could release a list of orders which belong to LCWR. It is important to identify not only who to it is safe to donate to, but also to identify who are enemies of Jesus and His Church.

    1. Here is a partial list, from the LCWR website. These are links to websites of congregations they represent: https://lcwr.org/links/organizations.

    2. Can't go wrong with the Sisters of Life! I've met them, they are incredible women doing incredible work!

  2. I always find myself shaking my head when leftists are shoveling their views into, and influencing, the Catholic faith and its organizations within the US. For a congregation that supposedly believes in the life in the world to come, they really aren't thinking through the after-effects of gun grabbing (i.e. we'd all be meeting God sooner rather than later).

    1. The USCCB is about a Catholic organization as the Bear's goat herd is, without the charm. It was a jaw-dropping discovery to learn who was the board responsible for the gun-grab. They do not make it very easy to find on their website, either. Like the Ber said, the USCCB is a left-wing PAC. They are bought and paid for by the likes of George Soros, and the "big names" they attract are everyone of them lefties and Obama lovers.

    2. EVERYONE in power now is a left wing PAC, bought and paid for by Soros et al. From the Church to the White House, and everything in between.

  3. Thanks again Bear for all your help. This entire thing ---The Pope Francis Show-- is getting for repetitive, so tiring. so boring. Let us pray for an early closure.

    1. That's why the Bear has backed off Francis as much as decently possible. He's just not news anymore. The Bear respects the institution of the Papacy, but even in the military, there are limits to orders you have to obey. If a soldier is ordered to shoot an unarmed civilian, that is an unlawful order. What about a national council of bishops ordering a priest to give communion to adulterers?

      Pope Francis is our Colonel Kurtz, only with making less sense. You're either on the boat, or you're a tribesman proudly standing next to a pile of heads.

      The Papacy, the Bear will defend. That is what brought him back from Orthodoxy, even though he knew what he was walking into. But the current occupant is a disgrace. Francis cannot harm the Papacy.

      If the Bear treats him like he has no credibility, that is simply because he does not have any credibility. This is the point the Bear is getting to about cross-examination. The Bear did not destroy Francis' credibility. He is just holding up a mirror to the man and you see what you see. He suspects the right-thinking Catholic blogosphere is noticed, despite not having the seal of approval appartchiks like Mark Shea and Simcha Fischer get as a reward for their party loyalty.

      People criticize the Bear sometimes for criticizing the Pope. The Bear says: if you are not criticizing the Pope, shame on you! Stop making excuses for the destruction of the Church! Stop folding your hands and fatalistically accepting God's judgment (as imagined). When have Catholics ever done that? It is Islam whose motto is In'shah'llah !

      Catholics did not just pray in 1571, but cobbled together a fleet and met the Turks at Lepanto. The Bear is not a Muslim. He is not a Buddhist. He is not a Quaker. He is a fire and blood true Bear of the West, with a rosary in one hand and some wicked agitprop in the other.

      The Bear once knew a devout Muslim who was an Egyptian. He refused to get his brakes fixed, because it was "God's will" if he had an accident and maybe killed someone. That is just not the Bear, sorry.

  4. Note to self: buy more ammo at Walmart this weekend

    1. Note 2: ask my bishop to bless my Glock.

  5. IN ONE PLACE: Pro Domine et Ecclesia contra #AmorisLaetitia; Petitions: To the Pope; To all Catholic Bishops - https://thewarourtime.com/2016/07/14/pro-domine-et-ecclesia-et-pontifice-contra-amorislaetitia-petitions-to-the-pope-to-all-catholic-bishops/


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