Saturday, December 3, 2016

An amazing day in Mexico. We renewed our baptisms in the first baptismal font ever in the Americas. We also saw the first pulpit where the gospel was first preached in the Western Hemisphere.

We ate in the belly of a cave and part of our dinner was ant eggs and larva. Then we climbed the Pyramids of the Sun and of the Moon which were built 2000 years ago. Then we arrived in Mexico City.

I would highly recommend you listen to the homily of Deacon Dave as he speaks about our heritage is Catholics in the meaning of baptism in this video also includes the renewal of our baptismal vows from the first baptismal font ever in the Western Hemisphere.


The Dangerous Road of Papal Silence

by Steve Ray on December 3, 2016

From The Catholic Thing, a brilliant daily article.

Fr. Mark Pilon notes that the pope’s refusal to answer four cardinals dubia about Amoris Laetitia is splintering the faith. It’s not schism.Yet.

Image #: 32929582 Pope Francis leaves after leading a mass in remembrance of all the Cardinals and Bishops who died during the past year in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION HEADSHOT) REUTERS /GIAMPIERO SPOSITO /LANDOVThe letter of the four Cardinals to Pope Francis, and the decision to go public with this document certainly constitute a stunning affair in the history of the Church. When has anything like this ever taken place? There’s the sad history of Ignaz Von Dollinger, which eventually led to his excommunication, but Dollinger was simply a priest-historian, and no Cardinals ever joined his challenge to Vatican I’s solemn teaching on papal infallibility.

This present event is a dramatic challenge to Pope Francis who, ironically, has several times called for a shaking up of the Church. The Cardinals are all well respected and strong supporters of the papal primacy and the papal office of teaching.

Their letter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is a sincere effort to gain some clarity on positions advanced in Amoris Laetitia. For their troubles, the head of the Roman Rota has openly threatened them with loss of their status as Cardinals.

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