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  • "You Are Welcome": Francis Makes Phone Call to Homosexual With Three Surrogacy Children

    10/23/2020 5:05:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 23, 2020 | Gloria TV
    "You Are Welcome": Francis Makes Phone Call to Homosexual With Three Surrogacy Children The Roman homosexual Andrea Rubera sent in 2015 a letter to Francis, and Francis called him on the phone.Rubera and his homosex-partner in sin raise three children produced by a paid surrogate woman in Canada.Despite wilfully denying three children a mother, Rubera asked Francis for a “Catholic education" for them.The story is featured in the documentary “Francesco” produced by the homosexual filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky. Rubera is the spokesman of Cammini di speranza, a group of "Catholic" homosexuals.Francis asked Rubera on the phone if the surrogate children had...
  • Pope Francis in TED talk: ‘We only have a few years’ to fix climate change

    10/23/2020 4:52:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 23, 2020 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis in TED talk: ‘We only have a few years’ to fix climate change The Holy Father didn’t mention God, or Jesus Christ, in his 13-minute video. VATICAN CITY, October 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis once again called for action to be taken on “climate change,” this time making the alarmist claim that there are less than 30 years to do so. The Holy Father didn’t mention God, or Jesus Christ, at all in his 13-minute video. The new video is part of TED’s “Countdown” series, which seeks “to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis” and has the...
  • Abp. Viganò: Here is what the Pope’s ambiguous statements are doing to the Church

    10/23/2020 4:40:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 23, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Abp. Viganò: Here is what the Pope’s ambiguous statements are doing to the Church October 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Yesterday, on the occasion of the Rome Film Festival, the director Evgeny Afineevsky presented a documentary called Francesco, which proposes several interviews done with Jorge Mario Bergoglio over the course of the last few years of his pontificate. Among other disconcerting statements, there are several about the legitimization of homosexual civil unions: “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they [homosexuals] are legally covered. I stood up for that.” I think that both the simple faithful...
  • Pope Francis calls for same-sex civil unions: How to respond biblically

    10/23/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2020 | Jim Denison
    Pope Francis is calling for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples. This is a significant departure from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office as well as the pope’s predecessors on this issue.His remarks came as part of a documentary that premiered last night and reflects on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film. He then...
  • Alleged Vatican Money Transfers During Pell Trial Referred to Police by Australian Intelligence Agency

    10/23/2020 3:54:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/20/20 | CNA
    Cardinal Pell himself has not publicly addressed the allegations, although the former head of his legal defense team in Australia, Robert Richter QC, has called for a public inquiry into the allegations.CNA Staff, Oct 20, 2020 / 09:46 am (CNA).- The Australian financial intelligence agency has handed information to federal police concerning allegations that international money transfers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of euros in Vatican funds, were sent to Australia during the trial of Cardinal George Pell. During a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Nicole Rose, the chief executive of AUSTRAC, the Australian government’s financial intelligence service, was asked...
  • Judge Denies Brooklyn Diocese Injunction Against NY Coronavirus Restrictions

    10/23/2020 3:48:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A federal court ruled against the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday in its case against new coronavirus restrictions which impose local limits on Mass attendance. The diocese had sued the state of New York on Oct. 8 over new public health restrictions that limited the size of gatherings in certain “hot spots” around the state, or localities where the new coronavirus has been spreading. Certain churches in Brooklyn and Queens were effectively limited to holding 10 or 25 people for indoor Masses, under the new rules. On Friday, a federal...
  • The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians

    10/23/2020 1:19:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    NewAdvent.org ^ | 120 AD | Ignatius of Antioch
    Greeting Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, which is at Philadelphia, in Asia, which has obtained mercy, and is established in the harmony of God, and rejoices unceasingly in the passion of our Lord, and is filled with all mercy through his resurrection; which I salute in the blood of Jesus Christ, who is our eternal and enduring joy, especially if [men] are in unity with the bishop, the presbyters, and the deacons, who have been appointed according to the mind of Jesus Christ, whom He has established...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-2020, Memorial of Saint John of Capistrano, priest

    10/23/2020 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 23-October-2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    October 23 2020 Memorial of Saint John of Capistrano, priest Twenty-ninth Friday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 477 Reading 1 Eph 4:1-6 Brothers and sisters: I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace; one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who...
  • Where Francis Leads, We Can’t Follow

    10/22/2020 9:21:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 22, 2020 | Michael Warren Davis
    Where Francis Leads, We Can’t Follow “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”That’s a quote from Pope Francis. Pope Francis—the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. And not only has he come out in support of civil unions for same-sex couples: he has also...
  • Faithful obliged not to follow Pope’s opinion on gay civil unions

    10/22/2020 5:43:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Daily Compass ^ | October 23, 2020 | Stefano Fontana
    Faithful obliged not to follow Pope’s opinion on gay civil unions What Pope Francis said about homosexual civil unions is devoid of truth and, therefore, false. It does not force believers to accept what he said, even if coming straight from the pope himself. Quite the contrary: faithful are obliged to think the opposite, even if the current pope does not say so, because every other pope before him has said so. Catholic faithful must not feel uneasy about refusing this erroneous teaching which upends natural and divine law, rejects natural ethics, and upsets notions of law and authority by...
  • Vatican's Betrayal of Chinese Church Extended By Two Years

    10/22/2020 5:36:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 22, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Vatican's Betrayal of Chinese Church Extended By Two Years In the shadow of Francis’ recent homosex scandal, the Vatican announced on October 22 the renewal of its 2018 Agreement with China for another two years. The secret agreement supposedly regards the appointment of bishops, allowing the Chinese Communists to present a list of three candidates from which the Vatican must choose one. The Vatican’s press statement calls the results of the agreement “positive,” while in reality the underground Catholic Church is being replaced with the Communist State Church.
  • NICHOLAS KRISTOF: She's evangelical, 'Pro-life' and voting for Biden (Barf alert - this is NY Times editorial writer)

    10/22/2020 9:52:36 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 108 replies
    WRAL.com and NY Times ^ | 10/22/20 | Nicholas Kristof
    A granddaughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, Jerushah Duford is a committed evangelical Christian who describes herself as “pro-life.” For most of her life, she voted Republican. Yet this year, she is voting for Joe Biden and is encouraging fellow Christians to distance themselves from a president who she says is trying “to hijack our faith for votes.”
  • Yes, a Pope can be canonically deposed (Synod of Sutri 1046 AD vs Canon 332)

    10/22/2020 8:51:12 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 13 replies
    FROM ROME ^ | September 7, 2018 | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    There is a lot of talk about the Pope resigning, being constrained to resign, or being deposed... Let’s consider the question, then, “Can a Pope be deposed?” by first defining our terms. Here, “pope” means the Bishop of Rome, who ex officio is the Vicar of Christ and the Successor of Saint Peter... The first determination we must make is to distinguish the auxiliary verb “can”. A thing can be done physically, morally and legally. An enemy of the Church could arrest the Pope, force him under pain of death to sign a decree of abdication. That is a physical...
  • The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

    10/22/2020 3:49:26 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    NewAdvent.org ^ | 120 AD | Ignatius of Antioch
    Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which has obtained mercy, through the majesty of the Most High Father, and Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son; the Church which is beloved and enlightened by the will of Him that wills all things which are according to the love of Jesus Christ our God, which also presides in the place of the region of the Romans, worthy of God, worthy of honour, worthy of the highest happiness, worthy of praise, worthy of obtaining her every desire, worthy of being deemed holy, and which presides over love, is named from Christ,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-2020, Memorial of Saint John Paul II, pope

    10/22/2020 3:30:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 22 October 2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    October 22 2020 Memorial of Saint John Paul II, pope Twenty-ninth Thursday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 476 Reading 1 EPH 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters: I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height...
  • Pope’s Interfaith Prayer Omits China

    10/21/2020 10:22:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 21, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope’s Interfaith Prayer Omits China Francis' misinterpretation of gospels sidelines sin and atonement ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis' interfaith prayer meeting for world peace, held two days before the Vatican is expected to renew its secret concordat with China, excluded prayers for Christians and Uyghur Muslims persecuted by the communist regime. Tuesday's prayer service, led by the pontiff with leaders of other Christian denominations in Rome's Basilica of Saint Mary in Aracoeli, named and prayed for 26 countries in alphabetical order — beginning with Afghanistan and ending with Yemen. There were specific prayers for persecuted Christians in Burkina Faso, dialogue in...
  • New Book Gives Insight into the Heart and Faith of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Shows Us His Tears

    10/21/2020 7:23:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/21/20 | Maike Hickson
    Dr. Robert Moynihan was able to visit Archbishop Viganò in an undisclosed location for several days. From that visit came this thought-provoking new book.October 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Dr. Robert Moynihan is one of the few people who has been able to meet with Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in person since the archbishop first published his Theodore McCarrick testimony in August 2018 and went into hiding. With the help of his interviews with the prelate over the course of several days, the U.S. journalist, editor of Inside the Vatican, and Vatican expert has been able to give us glimpses into...
  • Archbishop Vigano, Bishops Tobin and Strickland respond to Pope’s approval of homosexual civil unions

    10/21/2020 7:21:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 21, 2020 | John-Henry Westen
    Archbishop Vigano, Bishops Tobin and Strickland respond to Pope’s approval of homosexual civil unions Speaking of homosexual civil unions, the Pope said, “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.” October 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a new film will premier in North America Sunday but premiered in Rome today, Pope Francis has made his most clear statements contradicting Catholic Church teaching by calling for homosexual civil unions to be legalized. Speaking of homosexual civil unions, he said, “What we have to create is a civil union...
  • Brazil Catholics Drawn to Worship Despite Downsized Services

    10/21/2020 7:16:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 10/12/20 | Tatiana Polastri and Mauricio Savarese
    APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Inside, there was nothing massive about the Mass: Just 1,000 people were spaced carefully across the pews of a vast basilica that normally holds 35,000 as the Roman Catholic Church tried to protect parishioners from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet such caution wasn’t apparent outside the doors. Thousands of people found themselves unable to stay away from Aparecida on one of the most important weekends of the Brazilian church’s calendar, the celebration of the country’s patron saint. A similar scene played out far to the north in Belem, near the mouth of the Amazon River, where even...
  • Archbishop Viganò responds to new film in which Pope endorses homosexual civil unions

    10/21/2020 7:14:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 21, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Archbishop Viganò responds to new film in which Pope endorses homosexual civil unions 'One does not have to be a theologian or a moral expert to know that such statements are totally heterodox and constitute a very serious cause of scandal for the faithful.' ROME, October 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican News website [1] has reported the news that today at the Rome Film Festival a documentary film will be screened called Francesco made by director Evgeny Afineevsky. This documentary – according to what has been reported by Catholic News Agency[2] and America Magazine[3] – makes public several pronouncements of...