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  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope calls idea of declaring Mary co-redemptrix ‘foolishness’

    12/12/2019 8:27:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | December 13, 2019 | Inés San Martín
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope calls idea of declaring Mary co-redemptrix ‘foolishness’ ROME - Pope Francis appeared to flatly reject proposals in some theological circles to add “co-redemptrix” to the list of titles of the Virgin Mary, saying the mother of Jesus never took anything that belonged to her son, and calling the invention of new titles and dogmas “foolishness.”“She never wanted for herself something that was of her son,” Francis said. “She never introduced herself as co-redemptrix. No. Disciple,” he said, meaning that Mary saw herself as a disciple of Jesus.Mary, the pope insisted, “never stole for herself anything that was...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis urges United Nations to save the poor from climate change

    12/07/2019 7:47:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 6, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    [Barf Alert} Pope Francis urges United Nations to save the poor from climate change December 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has sent a message to the participants of the latest United Nations climate conference, which opened in Madrid last Monday, asking whether “there is the political will to allocate with honesty, responsibility and courage, more human, financial and technological resources to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, as well as to help the poorest and most vulnerable populations who suffer from them the most.” In a purely “horizontal” context, in which he spoke neither of God and...
  • Cath Cauc: Abp Viganň urges Pope to ... answer claims he doesn’t believe in divinity of Christ

    10/10/2019 4:44:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Abp Viganň urges Pope to personally answer claims he doesn’t believe in divinity of Christ ROME, October 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Following the Vatican’s second attempt to deny claims by atheist Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, that Pope Francis told him he doesn’t believe in Christ’s divinity, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň is urging the Pope himself to give a “clear answer.” In comments to LifeSiteNews after Thursday’s synod press briefing and denial of Scalfari’s claim, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň said: “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’” “Why doesn’t the Pope use the language of simple people, while he invites people ‘Cher jaleo,’ to...
  • Newly Consecrated Gay Bishop Declares God Is A Woman

    06/28/2019 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2019 | Ellie Gardey
    Rev. Thomas Brown, who is married to a fellow priest, was ordained as a bishop of the diocese of Maine in the Episcopal Church June 22. Immediately following his ordination, Brown referred to God as a "she" twice in the Nicene Creed. "She is worshipped and glorified. She has spoken through the prophets," the just-ordained Bishop Brown said, referring to the Holy Spirit. ...
  • Pope Francis: Chinese bishops know they ‘must be good patriots’ to Communist regime

    05/29/2019 2:47:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 29, 2019 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis: Chinese bishops know they ‘must be good patriots’ to Communist regime May 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In his recent marathon interview with a Mexican journalist, Pope Francis said “relations with China are good, very good” and that two Chinese bishops – one Vatican-appointed from the “underground” Church and one appointed by the Communist government – with whom he recently met “know that they must be good patriots.” For decades, the Catholic Church in China largely existed underground. It faces persecution from Communist authorities. Pope Francis’ controversial deal with China allows the government to nominate clerics from its state-run “church,”...
  • Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

    05/05/2019 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2019 | Jay Reeves
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in rural South Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. “You know him?” Carter had said earlier in reference to Buttigieg, drawing a laugh from the crowd. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Scores of people arrived before dawn for a chance...
  • Pope in Morocco warns Catholics off converting others

    03/31/2019 9:52:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 84 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 31, 2019 | Sophie Pons
    Pope in Morocco warns Catholics off converting others Pope Francis on Sunday warned Catholics in Morocco against trying to convert others to boost their small numbers, during a rare visit by a pontiff to the North African country.Speaking in Rabat's cathedral on his second day in the Moroccan capital, Francis insisted trying to convert people to one's own belief "always leads to an impasse"."Please, no proselytism!" he told an audience of around 400, who greeted the pope's arrival by ululating and applauding, while hundreds more gathered outside the cathedral.
  • Pew’s New Analysis: 42% of US Jews Reject their Religion

    09/04/2018 3:20:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 46 replies
    BIN ^ | 9/2/18 | JNI Media
    The Pew Research Center on Wednesday published an analysis of beliefs and behaviors across denominations that identifies important traits that unite people of different religious affiliations—or divide people who share the same affiliation – producing a new and revealing classification of religion in America (The Religious Typology – A new way to categorize Americans by religion). The survey divided the US population, represented by 4,699 respondents in late 2017, into seven groups: Sunday Stalwarts – the most religious; God-and-Country Believers – less active in church hold traditional religious beliefs and tilt right politically; Diversely Devout – believe in God “as...
  • Pope Francis: 'There Is No Hell'

    03/29/2018 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | 03-29-2018 | By Michael W. Chapman
    In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul. The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli. The interview is headlined, "The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary." (Il Papa: “Č un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.")...
  • Pope Francis: As Revolutionary As Henry VIII

    10/06/2017 12:05:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | October 5, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has clung faithfully to Jesus’ words, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery,” as does, “whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband.” This was an inconvenient truth for Henry VIII, who sought to have his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled. Henry’s insistence on a looser interpretation of the meaning of those particular words of Jesus had far-reaching consequences, leading to Thomas More’s beheading and the 500-year-old split-off of the Church of England. Free of rigid Catholic doctrine, Henry ended up taking for himself five more wives. Pope Francis,...
  • Progressive Christians Tend to Put Politics Over Theology

    08/13/2017 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | 8-13-17 | George Yancey
    I recently blogged about research I’ve done on how progressive Christians view conservative Christians, atheists and Muslims (on the religious side), and liberals and conservatives (on the political side). I defined the difference between the two groups of Christians very simply: Do they accept the Bible as the Word of God? What I found was interesting (though not surprising). Progressive Christians tend to put politics over theology. That’s not to say there are no conservative Christians who do the same. Nor does it mean that all progressive Christians view politics so highly. What it does mean is that progressive Christians...
  • ‘Christian’ Church In America Changes Sunday Service And Leads Congregation In Muslim Ritual

    Full title : ‘Christian’ Church In America Changes Sunday Service And Leads Congregation In Muslim Ritual Of Praying To Allah A Christian church in the U.S. is causing outrage after leadership officials changed up their typical Sunday service — and began performing Muslim rituals which included praying to Allah. This makes me sick! It was a typical Sunday morning service, until a Muslim began leading church attendees in a prayer to the Islamic deity. The Presbyterian church in Portland, Oregon, began lifting up prayers to Allah at its general assembly meeting as a part of the “first order of business.”...
  • Apostate Church of England has mutated into a Gnostic "Sex" Sect

    07/20/2017 8:20:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 7-20-17 | Jules Gomes
    A queer thing happened to the Church of England. In the 500th year of the Reformation it crossed the thin red line from apostolic to apostate. Future seminary students will be grateful for this mnemonic device when mugging up important dates for a Church History exam. Easy peasy! How can one forget? In 1517, the Reformers decided to yank a recalcitrant Church of Rome back to the Bible. In 2017, the Reformers booed the Bible and booted it out of the Church of England. The flashpoint for the Reformation of 1517 was indulgences. The flashpoint for the Reformation of 2017...
  • This Vatican adviser is moving Catholics toward LGBT inclusion

    06/06/2017 3:53:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jonathan Merritt
    In 1992, the Vatican under Pope John Paul II published the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which stated, among many other things, that “homosexual tendencies” are “objectively disordered.” One of the principal theologians who shaped the document was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would succeed John Paul II as Pope Benedict XVI. He too would take a hard-line stance against homosexuality. Two decades later, Pope Francis has signaled what many believe to be a softening on the matter.In 2013, when asked about gay priests, he famously replied, “Who am I to judge?” He has continued to call for the Catholic Church to treat LGBT people with dignity and...
  • The Pope Heads to Egypt to Defend Islam

    04/27/2017 2:17:20 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 27, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Catholics take note: his favorite religion isn’t yours. Reuters reported Tuesday that “Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians.” He has to mend ties? After Palm Sunday jihad massacres at two churches in Egypt, shouldn’t it be Egyptian Muslims who are reaching out to him to mend ties? “A main reason for the trip,” Reuters explains, “is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim...
  • Here's How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

    03/23/2017 4:26:14 AM PDT · by metmom · 36 replies
    CharismaMagazine ^ | 3/15/2017 | CHELSEN VICARI
    Peek behind the curtain of some "progressive" or "hip" evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than just a contemporary worship service. You'll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise. They're slowly attempting to give evangelicalism an "update"—and the change is not for the good. It's painful for me to admit, but we can no longer rest carefree in our evangelical identity—because it is changing. No doubt you have seen the headlines declaring that evangelicalism is doomed because evangelical kids are leaving...
  • Op-Ed: "A Violent Pope" - by Roberto de Mattei [Catholic Caucus]

    02/04/2017 4:43:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 3, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    Against the evidence there is little to argue. The outstretched hand of Pope Bergoglio to the Society of St. Pius X is the same, which has recently dealt blows to the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The story of the Order of Malta ended with the unconditional surrender of the Grand Master and the return of power to Albrecht von Boeselager along with the powerful German group he represents. The story was summarized in these terms by Riccardo Cascioli of La Nuova Bussola quotidiana: “the one responsible for the moral drift of the Order has been...
  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/03/2017 9:58:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Daily Trust ^ | Feb 3 2017 | Idris Tawfiq
    Teaching about Islam taught me many things. I enjoyed being a priest helping the people for some years. However, deep inside I was not happy and I felt that there was something not right. Fortunately, and it is God’s will, some events and coincidences in my life led me to Islam. I used to think of Egypt as a country of Pyramids, camels, sand and palm trees. I actually took a charter flight to Hurghada. Shocked to find it similar to some European beaches, I took the first bus to Cairo where I spent the most wonderful week in my...
  • “Thee, O God, we scoff” [Catholic Caucus]

    01/04/2017 12:13:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Non Veni Pacem ^ | January 3, 2017 | non veni pacem
    Skip to content non veni pacemThe Splendor of Truth “Thee, O God, we scoff” Posted on January 3, 2017  These screen shots are from Saturday at the Te Deum, and were retweeted all over the world. “Te Deum laudamus” is how the hymn begins, “Thee, O God, we praise.”  Pssst, you’re supposed to kneel on that kneely thingee and praise God. It’s not polite to stand there and stare.Silly Francis, he only kneels for muslims and wheelchairs. Not sure what +Marini is thinking, but I like how he keeps on setting up the prie dieu. Except when he sets it up...
  • Pope Francis: Killing 'in the Name of God is Satanic'

    09/14/2016 1:36:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 14 2016 | Claudio Lavanga
    ROME — Pope Frances urged religious leaders on Wednesday to tell their followers that any killing carried out in the name of God is "satanic." The pontiff made the remarks during a Mass honoring Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest murdered by ISIS-supporting teenagers who stormed his church in northern France in July. "Killing in the name of God is satanic," the pope told the ceremony in the Vatican's Domus Santa Marthae chapel. "I would like it if all religions said this, 'To kill in the name of God is satanic.'" Fr. Jacques Hamel celebrates Mass in June. Adel Kermiche and...