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  • Only 10% of Vatican’s $55 million ‘Peter’s Pence’ actually goes to poor, Wall Street Journal claims

    12/11/2019 5:01:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 11 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Only 10% of Vatican’s $55 million ‘Peter’s Pence’ actually goes to poor, Wall Street Journal claims NEW YORK, December 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Only about 10 percent of donations made to the Holy See’s “Peter’s Pence” actually goes to the poor while the majority of the annual collection, worth about $55 million USD, goes to plug Vatican budget deficits, a top U.S. financial newspaper is claiming.  Catholics from all over the world donate to a special papal fund called Peter’s Pence every year. The money is ostensibly used to support charitable enterprises dear to the pontiff’s heart. Today the...
  • Pope Francis Warns: ‘Fundamentalism Is a Plague’

    11/19/2019 6:41:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2019 | Thomas D Williams PH.D.
    ROME — Pope Francis blasted religious fundamentalism Monday, telling an Argentinian interreligious dialogue group that fundamentalism is a “plague.” “Beware of the fundamentalist groups: everyone has his own. In Argentina too there is a little fundamentalist corner,” the pope told his hearers. “And let us try, with fraternity, to go forward. Fundamentalism is a scourge and all religions have some kind of fundamentalist first cousin there, which forms a group.
  • Francis: The Pope We Need

    11/17/2019 2:33:10 PM PST · by fproy2222 · 119 replies
    Patheos ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2019 | MONSIGNOR ERIC BARR, STL
    The Radical Traditionalists and Francis Derangement Syndrome The RadTrad Heresy grows exponentially with its Jansenistic emphasis on the pernicious nature of the human spirit, its legalism, its deep suspicion of human sexuality, and its hatred of the Pope. It has chosen as its spokespersons the three musketeers of clericalism: Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Vigano, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider–all three of whom criticize the Pope non-stop to the point of opposing him openly. The RadTrad’s Francis Derangement Syndrome is worth exploring and the insights we glean will tell us why Francis is the Pope we need for our times. The growth...
  • Statue of ancient god of child sacrifice put on display in Rome

    11/11/2019 6:16:08 PM PST · by Norski · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Nov 6, 2019 | LifeSiteNews staff
    "ROME, November 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A reconstruction of a pagan idol who demanded child sacrifice was stationed at the entrance of Rome’s Colosseum as part of a secular historical exhibition. The statue of Moloch, worshipped by both the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, is part of an exhibit dedicated to Ancient Rome’s once-great rival, the city of Carthage. The large-scale exhibition, titled Carthago: The immortal myth, runs until March 29, 2020. . .Three ancient Greek historians all attest that it was customary in Carthage to burn children alive as offerings to the deity, whom they called Baal and Cronus or...
  • Bishop Schneider Condemns Pachamama

    10/27/2019 10:56:46 AM PDT · by blackpacific · 59 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10-26-2019 | Diane Montagna
    .... 1. “You shall have no other gods before Me,” says the Lord God, as the first of the commandments (Ex 20:3). Delivered originally to Moses and the Hebrew people, this command remains valid for all people and all times, as God tells us: “You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them” (Ex 20:4-5). .... The following words of the Second Council of Nicaea are fully applicable to all churchmen,...
  • Catholic-Muslim Interfaith Council created by Pope Francis Announces new Chrislam HQ Opening in 2022

    10/12/2019 4:55:27 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    nteb ^ | 9/22/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    As far as advancing the end times timeline goes, 2019 has been a banner year for Pope Francis and the coming One World Religion. We told you back in February that the pope has travelled to Abu Dhabi where he met with Sunni Muslim leader Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb. There the two men signed a global peace covenant called the Document On Human Fraternity For World Peace. From that covenant, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity was created to implement this end times religious peace treaty. Now that committee has announced that there will be a fancy new headquarters for this...
  • 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...
  • [Barf Alert] Francis warns of ideology 'infiltrating' some quarters of US Catholic Church

    09/10/2019 3:17:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | September 10, 2019 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Francis warns of ideology 'infiltrating' some quarters of US Catholic Church 'A schism is always snobbish ideology detached from doctrine,' pope says ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MADAGASCAR — Pope Francis warned Sept. 10 that ideology is "infiltrating" the religious teaching of some quarters of the U.S. Catholic Church, and said that in past centuries such infiltrations have led to schisms. In a press conference aboard the papal flight back to Rome after his three-nation visit to Southern Africa, the pontiff said that while he was unafraid of schism, he was also praying that one would not occur. Asked about...
  • It’s ‘An Honor if the Americans Attack Me,’ Pope Francis Says of Critics

    09/04/2019 3:45:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    ktla ^ | 09/04/2019
    American conservatives who loathe his outreach to migrants and China, his denunciation of free-market capitalism, his environmental concerns and his relaxation of church rules on the death penalty and sacraments for civilly remarried Catholics. Some have gone so far as to accuse Francis of heresy. The pope’s most outspoken conservative critics in the U.S. include Cardinal Raymond Burke, who Francis ousted as a Vatican supreme court justice, and former White House adviser Steve Bannon. Well-funded, right-wing Catholic media amplified their disapproval. Wealthy Catholics are putting money behind initiatives to discredit Francis’ allies with the goal of electing a conservative, doctrine-minded...
  • The Man Hated His Ancestors, Worked to Destroy His House, They Prayed For Him Not To Destroy Himself

    08/29/2019 4:32:25 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Historia Mundi | 08-29-2019 | CharlesOconnell
    A fine family built itself up over generations, but as all things go into decline before renewal, a late master of the castle came to hate his legacy. So he decided to destroy the mansion by undermining the foundation, in secret, so the lesser members of the family couldn't clearly tell what he was doing. But as he worked at night and in darkness trying to destroy the castle from the inside and from the bottom, to bring about grand, climactic destruction: he failed to realize that the founder of his line had indeed taken him exactly into account, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Interreligious Dialogue of St. Boniface Winfrid

    06/06/2019 9:41:22 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe
    Novus Ordo Wire ^ | June 5, A.D. 2019 | Editors
    Proselytism, triumphalism, and more! June 5 is the feast of St. Boniface Winfrid in the Roman calendar, an eighth-century Englishman who evangelized the Germanic peoples with such zeal and success that he is commonly known as the Apostle of Germany. Today the so-called Catholic News Agency sent a tweet with a link to its biographical page about this great bishop and martyr, which notes: St. Boniface was very bold in his faith, and was well known for being very good at using the local customs and culture of the day to bring people to Christ. He was born in Devonshire,...
  • Ending Cognitive Dissonance - Author Now Embraces Sedevacantism

    05/22/2019 7:24:48 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 19 replies
    TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRIEST ^ | May 21, 2019 | Jonathan Byrd
    (snip) We know we ought to obey the pope and the magisterium because if we don’t we will place ourselves outside the faith and become heretics. We also know that if a prelate or the Pope himself was a heretic before/after election we know that they, ipso facto, ain’t no more the head so what does all of this mean? It means francis isn’t francis is what it means. (snip) Rev. Francis X Doyle, S.J. explains: “The Church is a visible society with a visible Ruler. If there can be any doubt about who that visible Ruler is, he is...
  • Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants at US border

    04/27/2019 1:34:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 27, 2019 | Soo Youn
    Pope Francis donated $500,000 to Mexico-based projects to help migrant communities as media attention has faded, the Vatican said Saturday. The funds will be distributed between 27 projects associated with 16 Mexican dioceses and congregations, all of which asked for help to continue providing food, lodging, and basic necessities to those fleeing their home countries through Mexico. “In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometers on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better...
  • Challenging pope on multiple fronts, Bannon wants to train gladiators

    04/01/2019 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Crux ^ | Apr 1, 2019 | Elise Harris and John L. Allen Jr.
    Challenging pope on multiple fronts, Bannon wants to train gladiators ROME - Suppose you’re the kind of conservative Catholic frustrated with Pope Francis on a whole range of things, not just his handling of the clerical abuse crisis but his deal on naming bishops with Communist China, his continual critique of populist and nationalist movements, his ardent support for immigrant rights, and so on. If so, that more or less puts you in the same boat with Steve Bannon, the architect of Donald Trump’s rise to power, and now Bannon has a proposition for you: How about spending a year...
  • Pope blames illegal migration to capitalist countries ... on capitalism

    04/01/2019 12:46:33 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/1/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Francis said “in general” capitalism provokes the situations of poverty that drive people to flee, because “fewer and fewer reach people with a lot of money and there are more poor people with very little money.”
  • Pope Francis Tells Rome Mayor to ‘Welcome and Integrate’ Migrants

    03/26/2019 9:11:41 AM PDT · by OddLane · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/26/19 | Thomas D. williams
    Pope Francis traveled to Rome’s city hall Tuesday, encouraging the mayor and her staff to be welcoming toward migrants and anyone who wants to make his home in the capital. “Rome, over its nearly 2,800 years of history, has been able to welcome and integrate different populations and people from all over the world, belonging to the most varied social and economic categories,” the pope told Mayor Virginia Raggi in his prepared address, “without canceling their legitimate differences, without humiliating or crushing their respective peculiar characteristics and identity.” “This city has welcomed students and pilgrims, tourists, refugees and migrants from...
  • Pope Francis decries critics of church as 'friends of the devil'

    02/22/2019 10:03:53 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 20 Feb 2019 | Angela Giuffrida
    Pope Francis has said that those who constantly criticise the Catholic church are “friends of the devil”. Speaking to pilgrims from southern Italy, the pontiff said that defects of the church needed to be denounced so they could be corrected, but that those who condemned “without love” were linked to the devil. “One cannot live a whole life accusing, accusing, accusing, the church,” he said. People who did, he said, were “the friends, cousins and relatives of the devil”. His remarks come as dozens of victims of clerical sexual abuse gathered in Rome ahead of an unprecedented Vatican summit on...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Vatican restores priestly faculties to Ernesto Cardenal

    02/19/2019 8:34:59 AM PST · by Slyfox · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | February 19, 2019 | Catholic News Agency
    Pope Francis has restored priestly faculties to 94-year-old Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, who had been suspended a divinas in 1984 for holding a cabinet position in Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, in violation of canon law. “The Holy Father has graciously granted the absolution of all canonical censures imposed on Rev. Father Ernesto Cardenal, accepting the request he had recently made to him through the Pontifical Representative in Nicaragua, to be readmitted to the exercise of the priestly ministry,” said a February 18 statement from the Apostolic Nunciature of Nicaragua. He was suspended a divinas by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1984...
  • Vatican clears way for canonization of Blessed Cardinal Newman (Catholic Caucus)

    02/13/2019 2:00:06 PM PST · by Hieronymus · 11 replies
    America Magazine ^ | Feb. 13, 2019 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization. The Vatican announced Feb. 13 that Pope Francis had signed the decree the day before. Also Feb. 12, he formally recognized that the late Hungarian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, jailed and exiled by the communists, had lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way; the recognition is an early step in the sainthood process. In the sainthood cause of Blessed Newman, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth had reported in November...
  • Why is the Vatican taking action against the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary? (NHampshire)

    02/10/2019 8:14:00 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 17 January, 2019 | Michael Warren Davis
    The most zealous “Feeneyite” group in America is the Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire. The Center is run by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Slaves also run a school and the popular blog Catholicism.org. They operate within the Diocese of Manchester, which allowed a priest in good standing to celebrate Mass in their chapel The Saint Benedict Center has a long-standing dispute with the Church hierarchy – not only in New Hampshire, but also in Rome. On October 20, 2016, Mgr Giacomo Morandi, the Undersecretary (and now Secretary) of the Congregation for the Doctrine...