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  • Pope Francis Weighs Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

    11/15/2019 11:26:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Francis X. Rocca
    Pope Francis, who has made the environment a signature cause of his pontificate, said he was strongly considering adding the category of “ecological sin” to the Catholic Church’s official compendium of teachings. Pope Francis has stressed the importance of environmental protection since his election in 2013. He dedicated an entire encyclical, “Laudato Si,’” published in 2015, to the topic. In that document, he called global warming a major threat to life on the planet and called for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. He also blamed the global market economy for plundering the earth at the expense of...
  • Chilean Priest Whose Church was Desecrated Warns Against Seeking Retribution

    11/14/2019 5:31:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/13/19 | Fionn Shiner and Maria Lozano
    A priest, whose church in Chile was attacked and covered in satanic imagery and graffiti by hooded protestors, has begged his parishioners not to respond in anger. The demonstrators broke into the Church of the Assumption, in Santiago, the capital, and set fire to pews, statues and other sacred images, many of which were dragged out of the church to make barricades against police. Following the attack, the parish priest, Fr Pedro Narbona, who is also National Ecclesiastical Assistant for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (Chile), told parishioners “not to slip into the cycle of hatred that...
  • Toronto Cardinal Caves to LGBT Agenda in Catholic Schools

    11/14/2019 5:23:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/12/19 | Jack Fonseca
    Approves of inclusion of gender ideology On Nov. 7, 2019, the Toronto Catholic District School Board — Canada's largest Catholic school board, forming more than 90,000 Catholic children annually — voted to add transgender ideology as a protected ground for non-discrimination into its code of conduct. The 12-member, elected board of trustees passed the anti-Christian motion by a vote of 8 to 4, which added the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression" as protected classes that must be "respected" throughout the school environment. Campaign Life Coalition has been following this tragic situation closely, and in fact, we've been lobbying His...
  • Pope Gets Interfaith Gift from New York

    11/14/2019 5:27:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 11/12/19 | Allyson Escobar
    Late last month, Pope Francis received a local gift from New York that served as a goodwill gesture to promote greater understanding among people of different faiths. Pave the Way Foundation — a Wantagh, L.I.-based organization whose mission is to “end the malevolent use of religion” — organized a trip to Rome to present the pope with a copy of a Jewish sacred text for use in the Vatican Library. The document was a replica of the English translation of the “Tikkunei Zohar,” an ancient sacred text of the Jewish Kabbalah, a mystical movement that interprets the Bible. The Tikkunei...
  • The Catholic Identity Conference: A Call for All Catholics to Rise Up

    11/14/2019 12:30:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 14, 2019 | Timothy Flanders
    The Catholic Identity Conference: A Call for All Catholics to Rise Up The recent Catholic Identity Conference, organized by The Remnant Newspaper, is a call for all Catholics to rise up and fight for the Faith. In days past, the heralds came to town and preached the Crusade, and our fathers left their families to “take up the cross” and die in the holy land fighting Muhammadans. In the same way, Mr. Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant, has called this a “time of honor,” when Catholics must manfully arise for the honor of fighting and dying under the banner...
  • Cdl. Tobin’s New Hire Seeks Workplaces Celebrating LGBTQ Identity

    Cdl. Tobin’s New Hire Seeks Workplaces Celebrating LGBTQ Identity Comments confirm archdiocese of Newark's pro-gay bent NEWARK, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a Church Militant inquiry, the archdiocese of Newark updated its website to include the recent hiring of an LGBT activist, but questions still remain.   Church Militant published a story on Oct. 30 that Cdl. Joseph Tobin hired Sean Ryan, a devoted LGBTQ activist, as his senior associate for operations. Sean Ryan For that story, Church Militant had reached out to the archdiocese inquiring why Ryan had been hired and why he was absent from the archdiocesan website.  The spokeswoman...
  • Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber

    11/11/2019 6:36:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 11, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber November 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke praised the young man who last month threw Pachamama statues used in rituals connected to the recently concluded Amazon Synod into the Tiber river in Rome, saying he has “respect” for him and has “gratitude” for his “courageous witness to the faith.” In a new interview with The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, Cardinal Burke for the first time commented on the Pachamama controversy that took place during the recent October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome. In this...
  • The Warped Catechism of Jorge Bergoglio

    11/10/2019 11:54:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 10, 2019 | George Neumayr
    The Warped Catechism of Jorge Bergoglio His interviews with Eugenio Scalfari belong on the “Index of Forbidden Books.” A measure of this pontificate’s farcical dysfunction is that its leading chronicler is Eugenio Scalfari, a doddering apostate, atheist, and communist to whom Jorge Bergoglio routinely confides his heretical thoughts. Scalfari is the pope’s favorite interviewer, a veritable Boswell to Bergoglio’s Samuel Johnson. The pope is so fond of their exchanges that he had the Vatican publishing house issue an early batch of their interviews as a book. In one of those interviews, the pope told Scalfari, an ex-Catholic, that he had no...
  • Bishops Stage Pro-Immigration Border Mass in Texas..(“there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”)

    11/03/2019 7:48:03 AM PST · by caww · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/21019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    Bishops from the U.S. and Mexico held a highly political Mass at the border separating their two countries on Saturday morning, insisting in a statement that “there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”....... Last month, Bishop Seitz wrote a searing “pastoral letter” denouncing President Trump’s border wall as a “monument to hate” and a symbol of exclusion and racism. “Borders, in the spirit of the Eucharist, exist not to separate and divide, but to identify and complement one another.” “The wall deepens racially charged perceptions of how we understand the border as well as Mexicans and migrants. It extends racist talk...
  • Op-ed: "Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?"

    10/18/2019 3:57:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 148 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 18, 2019 | Rev. Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Op-ed: "Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?" During the first press conference of the Amazonian synod Bishop David Martínez De Aguirre Guinea, O.P., one of the special secretaries appointed by Francis, gave a response that lends weight to reports that the shamanistic ritual conducted in the Vatican Gardens was, indeed, the worship of the pagan idol, Pachamama. Bishop Martínez said: "Those who used this symbol wished it to reflect fertility, to women, to life, the life present among the Amazonian people and Amazonia as an entity full of life. I don’t think we need to make connections...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • [Australian] Politician Wants Catholic Churches to Post Signs Warning Children of Danger

    10/14/2019 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/11/19 | K Thor Jensen
    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children. The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage. In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari?

    10/14/2019 11:15:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | October 13, 2019 | Giuseppe Nardi
    [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari? The column published yesterday by Eugenio Scalfari led to a brief reaction from the Vatican Press Office. Scalfari revealed in the daily La Repubblica that Francis entrusted him, in a personal conversation, with the conviction that Jesus Christ was "not God at all". But how did the Holy See react to this nuclear bomb of atomic bombs?Strictly taciturn. So far, only the new Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni has reacted. He said: "As has been said on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari ascribed to the Holy Father in conversations with him, are not as a faithful representation of what has actually...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Evidence Suggests The Francis-Scalfari Connection is No Accident

    10/13/2019 7:16:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter FIve ^ | October 11, 2019 | Steve Skojec
    [Catholic Caucus] The Evidence Suggests The Francis-Scalfari Connection is No Accident Since the news broke early this week that the nonegenarian atheist socialist editor of Italy’s La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, claimed that Pope Francis told him during one of their many conversations that he did not believe Jesus was God, the Catholic commentariat has been engaged in a rhetorical battle to the death over who to believe, whether it’s true, and what it all means.For those willing to look objectively at the matter, it becomes clear that the confusion is the result of an intentional strategy on the part of the...
  • Scalfari: Pope Francis Told Me That Jesus Incarnate Was a 'Man ... Not at All a God'

    10/10/2019 4:03:52 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    cns news ^ | 10.09.2019 | Michael chapmen
    This story was updated at 2:25 p.m EST to include a brief statement from the Vatican, which does not deny what Scalfari reported about Pope Franics, only saying it "cannot be considered as a faithful account of what was effectively said, but represent more a personal free interpretation of that which he [Scalfari] heard." (See below.) In the latest edition of La Repubblica, Pope Francis' longtime atheist friend and interviewer, Eugenio Scalfari, claims that the Pope told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a man, a "man of exceptional virtues" but "not at all a God." The...
  • Pope’s Favored Interviewer Claims Francis Denies Christ’s Divinity

    10/09/2019 11:03:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/9/19 | Martin M Barillas
    ROME, October 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Atheist Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari has claimed that Pope Francis does not believe that Jesus Christ is truly God and man. The Pope has granted Scalfari numerous interviews throughout his pontificate, despite repeated claims from the Vatican press office that his reports are unreliable. In La Repubblica newspaper on Wednesday, Scalfari wrote: “Those who have had the chance, as I have had different times, to meet him [Pope Francis] and speak to him with the greatest cultural confidence, know that Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, a man, not God incarnate. Once...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis warns against being 'smothered by ashes' defending status quo

    10/06/2019 7:39:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 6,2019 | Joshua J. McElwee
    [Catholic Caucus] Opening Amazon synod, Francis warns against being 'smothered by ashes' defending status quo Vatican City — Opening a monthlong gathering of Catholic bishops expected to consider controversial issues such as the ordaining of married priests on a regional basis, Pope Francis Oct. 6 warned the 185 prelates taking part against being "smothered by the ashes of fear and concern" in defense of the church's status quo. In a homily for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, which will continue through Oct. 27, the pontiff said that while Catholic prelates are called to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Rome Roundtable: Catholic Experts Sound Alarm Over Current Papacy

    10/04/2019 8:51:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 4, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Rome Roundtable: Catholic Experts Sound Alarm Over Current Papacy Panelists touch on controversial themes of Amazon Synod ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - On the eve of the Amazon Synod, 10 Catholic lay leaders warned of the revolutionary designs against the Catholic faith, many of them rooted in the current pontificate. Hosted by the international pro-life group Voice of the Family, the roundtable, titled "Our Church — Reformed or Deformed?" took place Oct. 4 at the Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio, and featured a number of Catholic luminaries, including John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews, author Dr. Taylor Marshall, Italian Vaticanistas Roberto de Mattei and Marco Tosatti,...
  • Vatican Raids Its Own Secretariat of State

    10/04/2019 9:43:38 AM PDT · by rx · 13 replies
    Giza Death Star ^ | 10/3/2019 | Joseph P. Farrell, Ph. D.
    [snip] [T]he Vatican's own prosecutors and police have raided the powerful Vatican Secretariat of State [snip] the raid was conducted in connection to suspicious transactions at the Vatican Bank. [snip] Vatican Bank didn't even rise to the level of "probity" of the formerly Nazi-infested Bank of International Settlements!   Another big surprise there, given the Vatican bank's connections to the Loge Propaganda Due scandal, Michelle Sindona, Banco Ambrosiano and Roberto Calvi (remember him?) and all the other wondrous financial goings-on during the marvelous era of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Iran-Contra, the whole Inslaw-PROMIS scandal (which, among many...
  • Burke Discloses Why Francis Persecutes Young Religious Communities

    09/29/2019 10:28:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 27, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Burke Discloses Why Francis Persecutes Young Religious Communities It is "no coincidence" that Francis is targeting flourishing religious communities that have many vocations, Cardinal Raymond Burke told LaNuovaBq.it (September 24).Burke explains, “Those who are promoting a ‘new Church’ do not want vocations, they discourage them in order to justify their own position which attacks celibacy.”These people want "new models of ministry" instead of the Catholic priesthood. Burke calls this a "Protestant approach."He reminds that the [bankrupt] German bishops openly declare that their goal is "to revolutionise the whole Church.”