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  • Pope: Cooperatives for Clean Energy Against Climate Change

    07/10/2020 6:02:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 7/4/20 | Robin Gomes
    In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change.For the past 97 years, the International Day of Cooperatives has been celebrated each year on the first Saturday of July. Since 1995, the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance have chosen the theme of the annual day. The focus for this year is on climate action for sustainable development for a healthier, fairer and more united economy. In a tweet for Saturday’s observance, Pope Francis also focused on the...
  • Vatican Orders All Departments to Close All External Accounts

    07/10/2020 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/8/20 | Marco Tosatti
    Leaked internal letter shows Vatican finances in full crisisDear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, we have received a letter which the prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy and Finance, Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., sent to the heads of all Vatican departments, essentially to ask that they close all current "external" accounts of the various dicasteries and offices and transfer the money preserved in these accounts to APSA, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which is managed by the former secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Bp. Nunzio Galantino, and by Bp. Gustavo Zanchetta. Zanchetta is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Big Troubles: Now, Francis’ Much Praised “Poverty” Becomes a Reality

    07/07/2020 11:21:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 7, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Big Troubles: Now, Francis’ Much Praised “Poverty” Becomes a Reality Father Juan Guerrero, the Prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, sent a May 8 letter asking all dicasteries of the Roman Curia to move their money to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA).In other words: The money of the Roman Curia must exclusively be kept in the APSA, the Vatican investment bank, not in foreign financial institutions, not even in the Vatican Bank.The letter was published on (July 7). It implies according to Tosatti that the Holy See “is in desperate...
  • Vatican Warns Israel: West Bank Annexation Would ‘Jeopardize’ Peace

    07/02/2020 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    The Vatican issued a statement Wednesday warning Israel that “unilateral actions” in the West Bank and Jordan Valley would seriously compromise peace efforts in the area. In its statement, the Holy See press office revealed the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with the Ambassadors of the United States of America and of the State of Israel on Tuesday. […] The Vatican’s “concern” relates to plans to extend Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley in an effort to safeguard Jewish settlements in the West Bank and shore up Israel’s western border by annexing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis belittles as ‘adolescent’ priests who defied COVID lockdowns to give faithful sacraments

    06/26/2020 1:56:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis belittles as ‘adolescent’ priests who defied COVID lockdowns to give faithful sacraments VATICAN CITY, June 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has indicated that he was not impressed with priests who violated coronavirus lockdown rules to minister to the laity.  In a speech he delivered Saturday to primarily bishops, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers from the Italian region of Lombardy, Pope Francis contrasted priests who violated the ban on public worship with priests who ministered to their flock in “creative” ways, like buying their shopping.  “The pastoral zeal and creative solicitude of priests helped people...
  • [Barf Alert] Catholic Charities CEO releases video in support of Black Lives Matter movement, condemning racism

    06/25/2020 5:09:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | June 24, 2020 | Daisy Zavala
    [Barf Alert] Catholic Charities CEO releases video in support of Black Lives Matter movement, condemning racism The CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington released a video late last week expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and condemning racism.“We simply cannot stand outside of something as significant as this movement, even though we know full well there may be a price to pay for walking into it,” said Rob McCann, president and CEO of the Spokane-based nonprofit in the video. Catholic Charities McCann spoke out about the historical and continued systemic racism of the Catholic church as well...
  • Spanish cardinals offer their red hats to women... zucchetto an illusion

    06/25/2020 11:55:32 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | June 25, 2020 | Inés San Martín
    ROSARIO, Argentina – Three Spanish-born cardinals on Wednesday offered up their “red hats and cardinal rings” to any woman who wants to be a member of the Catholic Church’s most exclusive club. Yet, there’s a catch: they argue that there’s a need to rediscover the priesthood as Jesus perceived it, saying “it’s about service, not power.” “Women, like men, have to rediscover baptism and the dignity of being children of God that the baptism gives us,” said Cardinal Cristobal Lopez, archbishop of Rabat. “Our joy is not in being bishops or cardinals, ordained or not. Our joy must come from...
  • New Personal Parish for Black Catholic Community Will Be Established in Pittsburgh

    06/23/2020 5:29:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    11 News WPXI ^ | 6/19/20 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH — Bishop David Zubik announced Friday that there will be a new parish in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, and it’s one that will specifically serve the black Catholic community. Following a listening session Feb. 23, the diocese started plans to develop a personal parish, which serves specific spiritual needs often related to a particular culture or an extraordinary need. On July 13, Saint Benedict the Moor Parish will officially fulfill that need. The church already exists in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, but when Zubik visited earlier this year, parishioners told him about their 130-year history that allowed them...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Church Collaborates in Its Own Destruction

    06/22/2020 9:03:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2020 | George Neumayr
    The (Catholic) Church Collaborates in Its Own Destruction It aligns itself with an anti-religious movement. One might think the Catholic Church would stand against the orgy of iconoclasm that we are witnessing across the country — toppled statues, defaced churches, and the like. But, no, the feeble voices of priests and bishops join the creepy chorus of the mob. In California, the mob has targeted statues of Junipero Serra, the saintly Franciscan who spread the faith through a system of missions. Where is the Church to protect the statues? Nowhere. In Ventura, where the mob demands the removal of a...
  • Pope Says Coronavirus Should Spark New Rnvironmental Awareness

    06/21/2020 5:10:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/21/20 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The drastic reduction in pollution during coronavirus lockdowns around the world should lead to greater concern for the environment as restrictions are lifted, Pope Francis said on Sunday. At his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the pandemic made many people reflect on their relationship with the environment. The square reopened to the public a month ago and Italy’s last travel restrictions were lifted on June 3. “The lockdown has reduced pollution and revealed once more the beauty of so many places free from traffic and noise. Now, with the resumption of activities, we...
  • Vatican Hails BLM as ‘Non-Violent’

    06/20/2020 5:48:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/18/20 | Jules Gomes
    African archbishop 'salutes' BLM's battle against racismROME ( - Vatican News is praising Black Lives Matter (BLM) as a "movement dedicated to non-violent civil disobedience through protests against police violence directed at black persons as well as all forms of racism." "The movement began in 2013 with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media," the Holy See's official information service said Wednesday, providing context for comments from president of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) Abp. Marcel Utembi Tapa, who said he "welcomed the fight against racism being spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter movement." "Today, Black...
  • The Synod of Germany Has At Least Three Antecedents. All Ended With a Schism

    06/15/2020 3:53:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | June 15, 2020 | Roberto Pertici / Sandro Magister
    The Synod of Germany Has At Least Three Antecedents. All Ended With a Schism The “Synodale Weg” underway in Germany is revealing itself more each day as a serious risk for the “path” of the Catholic Church, not only German but universal.To realize this, just browse the documents it has produced so far:> Sex, Women, Power. The Three Challenges Germany Is Issuing To the ChurchAnd also note the concerns it has engendered in an otherwise pro-German pope like Francis:> Francis and the Schism of Germany. History of a NightmareOn Settimo Cielo, Professor Pietro De Marco has repeatedly criticized the theological...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis, Italian bishop join interfaith coronavirus project that calls borders ‘irrelevant’

    06/13/2020 7:50:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 12, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    [Barf Alert] Pope Francis, Italian bishop join interfaith coronavirus project that calls borders ‘irrelevant’ Brotherhood of humanity is a scientific fact,' the video says. June 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis and Italian Bishop Domenico Sorrentino have taken part in an interreligious video project which describes borders as “more and more irrelevant” and calls on all people to come together in response to the coronavirus. The “Coronaspection” project, produced by The Elijah Interfaith Institute, features more than 30 different religious leaders from various faiths and stresses that “everything is interconnected.” The trailer for the project opens with a clip from...
  • [Cathlic Caucus] Female ‘Episcopal Vicar’ Violates Canon Law

    05/26/2020 10:33:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church MIlitant ^ | May 26, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    [Catholic Caucus] Female ‘Episcopal Vicar’ Violates Canon Law Grandmother appointed to top clerical position FRIBORG, Switzerland ( - In a historic first, a high-ranking clerical position which canon law reserves exclusively for a priest, has been been conferred on a lay woman in Switzerland. Bishop Charles Morerod of the diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Friborg, has appointed "lay minister" Madame Marianne Pohl-Henzen "episcopal vicar" for the German-speaking part of the canton of Friborg from August 1, 2020, changing her job title to "episcopal delegate" or "episcopal manager."Bp. Charles Morerod of Lausanne, Geneva and Friborg "A lay woman is now hierarchically superior to all priests...
  • ]Catholic Caucus] ‘Epitome’ of ‘absurdity’: Priest responds to Pope’s suggestion COVID-19 caused by Earth’s anger

    05/23/2020 9:20:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 22, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] ‘Epitome’ of ‘absurdity’: Priest responds to Pope’s suggestion COVID-19 caused by Earth’s anger May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A priest has contradicted Pope Francis’s assertion that the coronavirus pandemic was caused, not by God, but by nature “having a fit.”  Father Linus Clovis said today at the virtual Rome Life Forum that the Pope’s and other bishops’ eagerness to deny that COVID-19 is a sign of God’s displeasure is “even more disturbing” than the closure of the churches.  “For Catholics … a ‘great wall’ was erected in their face as the Church hierarchy succumbed, without demur, to governmental...
  • Santa Marta Mass: Francis hits out at dogmatism, moralism, elitism in Church

    05/07/2020 8:37:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vaticn News via Novena ^ | May 7, 2020 | Mada Jurado
    Santa Marta Mass: Francis hits out at dogmatism, moralism, elitism in Church Pope Francis presided over Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on the Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter. During his introduction he turned his thoughts to artists saying that yesterday he received a letter from a group of them thanking him for his prayers: “I would like to ask the Lord to bless them because through artists we understand beauty, and without beauty we cannot understand the Gospel”, he said. At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday on the theme of prayer, the Pope said,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Call to Exorcism on Holy Saturday

    04/09/2020 10:06:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 9, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Call to Exorcism on Holy Saturday Abp. Viganò asks bishops, priests to fight Satan's 'frenzy' Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in hiding since his bombshell testimony exposing rampant homosexuality, abuse and cover-up among the hierarchy was released in August 2018, is inviting the clergy to pray against evil. This call can be shared with others using the hashtag #EXORCISMUS2020. On Oct. 13, 1884, Leo XIII had a terrible vision of the assault of the powers of Hell against Holy Mother Church, and ordered the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to be said at the end of Mass. He also...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Coronavirus: Protection against Christ?

    03/23/2020 2:45:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 23, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Coronavirus: Protection against Christ? Father Paddy Mockler, the parish-priest in Pass Christian, Biloxi Diocese, Mississippi, celebrated last Sunday Mass in rubber gloves. Parts of the Mass can be seen on (video below). A woman who read the epistle also wore rubber gloves, likely to protect herself from the Word of God.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Spanish Bishop Stands Firm: “No Need To Close Masses”

    03/22/2020 6:33:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 21, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Spanish Bishop Stands Firm: “No Need To Close Masses” Alcalá de Henares Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla, Spain, 72, has NOT suspended public Masses in his diocese, “Mass is heaven on earth, and without it man loses his soul,” Reig told 20), “There is no need to deny the Bread from Heaven to those who are able to attend Mass and desire God's comfort.” Reig was not pressured by the government to stop public Masses, although Spain is under heavy restrictions. Liturgies are allowed under preventive measures like keeping safe distances and disinfecting floors and pews. For...
  • [Catholic Caucus] House-Masses Banned

    03/18/2020 8:34:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 18, 2020 | Bradley Eli
    [Catholic Caucus] House-Masses Banned Faithful Catholic struggles to understand why DETROIT ( - An east coast Catholic layman is struggling to understand why his bishop has blocked a willing priest from coming to his home and offering a private Mass for his family. The Catholic, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Church Militant he suspected his bishop would ban all public Masses in the diocese after the governor issued a directive against gatherings of 100 people or more. According to the layman, When the government announced restrictions against gatherings of 100+ people or more, I reached out to a priest friend asking if he would be willing...