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  • Cath Cauc: Vatican communications chief: ‘Holy Spirit,’ ‘not canon law,’ should provide a solution

    10/17/2019 2:44:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican communications chief: ‘Holy Spirit,’ ‘not canon law,’ should provide a solution VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communications reported yesterday that the Amazon Synod participants had agreed not to narrow their focus to just a few themes.  Paolo Ruffini said that the participants were concerned about missing “the tree for the branches” and therefore were willing to continue to discuss all the ideas presented. They hoped in this way to make room for the Holy Spirit.  “We must give the floor to the Holy Spirit, so His Grace...
  • Hobbyists can plant hidden spy chips on motherboards for $200

    10/17/2019 2:37:01 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    TechSpot ^ | October 13, 2019, 9:42 AM | Isaiah Mayersen
    Almost a year to the day after Bloomberg reported that the US government, Apple, Amazon, and others had their servers compromised by China, a security researcher has shown a similar hack can be pulled off with $190 worth of tools and a $2 chip. Citing six senior national security officials and several higher-ups within Apple and Amazon, Bloomberg claimed that the manufacturing facilities constructing Supermicro motherboards had been infiltrated by a branch of China’s People’s Liberation Army. The PLA was reportedly adding a rice grain-sized chip capable of monitoring and altering communications with the motherboard’s BMC (baseboard management controller). The...
  • Cath Cauc:Did Synod Leader Cdl. Hummes Invite a Pro-Infanticide Communist Politician to the Vatican?

    10/17/2019 10:56:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    [Catholic Caucus] Did Synod Leader Cdl. Hummes Invite a Pro-Infanticide Communist Politician to the Vatican? VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Evidence shows that Cdl. Claudio Hummes, leader of the Amazon Synod, along with other Catholic officials may have invited a communist group led by a pro-infanticide politician to the Vatican. Jandira Feghali took part in the Vatican meeting Communist deputies from opposition parties in Brazil's parliament, led by a pro-infanticide politician from the Communist Party of Brazil, have spent four days at the Vatican attempting to influence synod proceedings at a little-known meeting. Deputy Helder Salomăo, from the Brazilian Workers Party, stated that the...
  • Catholic Synod appears to be moving toward ordination for married men in Amazon Region

    10/17/2019 10:45:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Reese
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod of bishops meeting in Rome appears to be moving toward recommending the ordination of married men in the Amazon region.While no one can predict what the bishops will do, one Brazilian bishop recently estimated that two-thirds of the bishops at the synod will support ordaining “viri probati” — a church phrase meaning “married men of proven virtue.”Another participant told Religion News Service that only a couple of the 185 bishops spoke against the idea during the first week of the synod.The three-week synod, which began Oct. 6, is composed mostly of bishops from the Amazon...
  • Cath Cauc Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc

    10/17/2019 8:13:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis has added his own nominations to the group who will draft the final report of the Pan-Amazonian Synod.  The four men named as the pontiff’s own choices are Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the aristocratic Archbishop of Vienna, Austria; Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the Argentinian chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Archbishop Edmundo Ponciano Valenzuela Mallid of Paraguay; and the Italian Fr. Rossano Sala. On the first day of the Amazon Synod meetings, participants...
  • How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections

    10/16/2019 6:45:44 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/15/2019 | Nandita Bose
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) cloud computing arm is making an aggressive push into one of the most sensitive technology sectors: U.S. elections. The expansion by Amazon Web Services into state and local elections has quietly gathered pace since the 2016 U.S. presidential vote. More than 40 states now use one or more of Amazon’s election offerings, according to a presentation given by an Amazon executive this year and seen by Reuters...snip
  • Amazon drops additional $1 million-plus into Seattle City Council races

    10/16/2019 7:11:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Oct. 16, 2019 | Daniel Beekman and Jim Brunner
    Amazon is dropping an additional $1 million-plus into Seattle’s pivotal City Council races, boosting its spending on politics in its hometown this year to an unprecedented $1.45 million. The corporate giant has now shelled out more on the council races than any other business or union, and all of Amazon’s company money has gone to a political-action committee (PAC) associated with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which has been buying direct-mail advertisements and paying door-to-door canvassers. Amazon’s outlay is the largest “in anyone’s memory” by a single entity in a Seattle election cycle, said Wayne Barnett, executive director of...
  • How Amazon can deliver $1 items overnight for free

    10/15/2019 3:51:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Freight Waves ^ | October 15, 2019 | Corrie White
    It used to be that ordering household items from Amazon Prime meant stocking up. Many brick and mortar-resistant shoppers relished 48 rolls of toilet paper or 24 cans of cat food arriving at their address in two short days. Until recently, to protect Amazon’s retail margins, Amazon has made it difficult to purchase a single item in the $1-$5 range and also get fast and free shipping – items like a stick of deodorant, a make-up brush or a tube of toothpaste. In September, analysts at Edgewater Research started noticing that Amazon had disabled its add-on program, the system Amazon...
  • Eminent Catholic historian: ‘The Church triumphs when her faithful members fight for her’

    10/15/2019 10:49:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Roberto de Mattei
    Eminent Catholic historian: ‘The Church triumphs when her faithful members fight for her’ Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age 14 October 2019 – Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, Rome  Prof. Roberto de Mattei It is a great honor for me to participate alongside Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider, in the presentation of Diane Montagna’s book-interview with the same Msgr. Athanasius Schneider, entitled: Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age. The interview with Bishop Schneider is very beautiful and I congratulate not only the bishop, but also the journalist, who in her questions touched on every...
  • The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans - Greenfield

    10/14/2019 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Oct 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans They’re not exposés, they’re cover-ups. Mon Oct 14, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 19 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Over 80 women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from harassment to rape. The drama of the case made the #MeToo movement go global. And you might think that there would be a movie in that. But years later, the closest we’ve come are rumors that Brad Pitt, who has his own history...
  • Warren Buffett’s Charities Are Making Him Richer by Funding Shady Attacks on Berkshire.. Competitors

    09/17/2019 10:34:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | DREW JOHNSON
    last year Buffett donated $169 million to the NoVo Foundation, a charity run by his youngest son, Peter, and Peter’s wife, Jennifer. ... Some of the foundation’s resources are directed towards radical activism that clearly benefits Buffett’s bottom line. In fact, money Buffett donated to the NoVo Foundation has been used to attack companies that compete with Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries and holdings. ... In 2017, NoVo donated $3.5 million to the “Clean Clothes Campaign” managed by the liberal Tides Foundation.. ... Why would the NoVo Foundation fund a series of crusades focused on ferociously targeting Walmart and Sam’s Club? It...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synod’s Small Working Groups?

    [Catholic Caucus] Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synod’s Small Working Groups? In previous synods during the pontificate of Pope Francis, these working groups have been an instrument for advancing contentious agendas. VATICAN CITY — If previous synods can be taken as a guide for future ones, the circoli minori (small working groups), rather than the general congregations, can be where agendas pursued by a minority can be introduced into the synod proceedings. The German-language group was a particular focus in this regard, both during the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family and at the synod on youth last year....
  • Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder

    10/14/2019 4:29:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2019 | Barbara J. Fraser
    Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church.The first Europeans to arrive in the Amazon were “invaders,” she said. “They never asked permission of mother nature or of the people who lived there. They imposed the cross and the Bible. That caused a great deal of resentment,” and in some cases forced indigenous...
  • The Rhine Flows Into the Amazon

    10/13/2019 11:26:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 13, 2019 | George Neumayr
    The Rhine Flows Into the Amazon The pope’s silly synod is an attempt by German heretics to turn the Church into an annex of the UN. Pope Francis spent a brief period of his Jesuit formation in Germany. He was sent there to get a doctorate in theology, but, finding the work tedious and feeling homesick, he returned to Buenos Aires. He once told a fellow Jesuit that studying “fundamental theology” is “boring” — a bizarre attitude for a churchman that explains his intellectually slipshod pronouncements.Not that Francis doesn’t revere German theologians. He does, exceedingly so, particularly heretical ones. During...
  • [Barf Alert] Amazon Synod Briefing: Forming a Church with an indigenous face

    10/12/2019 5:39:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Vatican News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Vatican News
    [Barf Alert] Amazon Synod Briefing: Forming a Church with an indigenous face On Day 6 of the Synod for the Amazon, journalists and Synod participants gather in the Holy See Press Office to share impressions and answer questions concerning the main themes under discussion. By Vatican NewsThe Saturday afternoon briefing concluded the first week of discussions on the Synod for the Amazon, and saw the participation of four speakers on the podium: two bishops, a woman religious, and a deacon.Summary by Dr Paolo Ruffini The Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications, Dr Paolo Ruffini, began by providing a summary of...
  • Amazon takes a stand: Company releases "Our Positions" paper

    10/12/2019 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Boomer · 56 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/11/19 | Amazon
    Amazon took the extraordinary step of laying out its positions on nearly every hot-button topic in the world in a web page that unveiled Thursday, bringing new clarity to the tech company’s public policy agenda. The page, which is simply titled “Our Positions,” states where the Seattle tech giant stands on eleven issues -- several of which have a direct impact on business in America.
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Shamazon Synod: A Short Guide for the Skeptical

    10/12/2019 2:42:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 9, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    [Catholic Caucus] The Shamazon Synod: A Short Guide for the Skeptical The Synod on the Amazon, another orchestrated sham, is proving to be just as subversive as the worst predictions assumed. As LifeSiteNews reports, on its first working day the Synod’s chairman, Cardinal Clŕudio Hummes, made it quite clear that women’s “ministries” and married priests will be front and center in the proceedings. As if we didn’t know.In his opening address to the Synod, Pope Francis delivered the now standard narrative that his synods are oracles of the Holy Ghost that convey the latest gnosis for the next ruinous innovation of the...
  • Amazon Synod: Threat to Brazil’s Sovereignty and a Return to Primitivism

    10/12/2019 12:24:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Amazon Synod: Threat to Brazil’s Sovereignty and a Return to Primitivism Brazil's Imperial Prince denounces Amazonia hysteria as 'the biggest press conspiracy ever against our country' Brazilian royalty, political authorities and tribal leaders have condemned the "politically biased" Amazon Synod as "not proportional to reality or objective facts" and an "indoctrination" pushing for tribal people "to remain in their primitive state." His Imperial Highness Prince Dom Bertrand of Orleans and Braganza "This is the biggest press conspiracy ever made against our country, this is a machine of lies," His Imperial Highness Prince Dom Bertrand of Orleans and Braganza said in a video statement posted on his...
  • Canon lawyer priest on Amazon Synod’s pagan tree-planting: ‘This is horrendous’

    10/12/2019 10:15:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Canon lawyer priest on Amazon Synod’s pagan tree-planting: ‘This is horrendous’ ROME, October 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Reacting to Pope Francis’s participation in a “pagan religious ceremony” on the grounds of the Vatican, a canon lawyer said on EWTN’s The World Over that the ceremony was “horrendous” and that Catholicism is supposed to “overthrow pagan false notions,” not be taught by them. On October 4, Pope Francis observed as an Amazonian woman led a ritual in the Vatican gardens as part of a tree-planting ceremony. The woman, bedecked with a traditional feather headdress, prostrated herself before the tree and a...
  • A Missionary Called By the Pope To the Synod On the Amazon Explains What the Church Gets Wrong

    10/12/2019 9:54:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 12, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    A Missionary Called By the Pope To the Synod On the Amazon Explains What the Church Gets Wrong Fr. Martín Lasarte Topolanski, the author of the text hosted on this page, a Uruguayan on mission in Angola, is the head of missionary outreach in Africa and Latin America for the Salesian congregation to which he belongs.Pope Francis included him among the 33 churchmen he personally invited to take part in the synod on the Amazon.The following text was written and published before this synod. But it is as if Fr. Lasarte had delivered it in the assembly just now, for...