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  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’s Greatest Fear for the Planet: ‘Loss of Biodiversity’

    08/11/2019 6:01:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 10, 2019 | Thomas D. WIlliams
    Pope Francis’s Greatest Fear for the Planet: ‘Loss of Biodiversity’ ROME — Pope Francis displayed his solid ecological credentials this week, declaring that climate change is a “global emergency” and insisting that what he fears most is a loss of biodiversity. In a wide-ranging interview published by the Italian daily La Stampa Friday, Pope Francis said that the upcoming Vatican synod of bishops on the Amazon region will focus heavily on environmental issues.Asked why he convoked the synod, Francis said it is a “child” of his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si on care for creation. “Those who have not read it...
  • Pope Francis again warns against nationalism, says recent speeches sound like ‘Hitler in 1934’

    08/10/2019 8:10:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2019 | Siobhán O'Grady
    Pope Francis again warns against nationalism, says recent speeches sound like ‘Hitler in 1934’ Pope Francis called for a united Europe in an interview published by Italian daily La Stampa on Friday, saying recent political rhetoric has echoed that of Nazi Germany.“I am concerned because we hear speeches that resemble those of Hitler in 1934,” he said. “ 'Us first. We … We … ’ These are frightening thoughts.”It is not the first time the pontiff has made such remarks, but his comments published Friday came as Italy’s populist government appeared to be on the verge of collapse.
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Pope praises Greta and Ursula von der Leyen but forgets Christ

    08/10/2019 2:00:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 10, 2019 | Camillo Langone
    [Catholic Caucus] The Pope praises Greta and Ursula von der Leyen but forgets Christ The interview by the Pontiff to La Stampa is a unique occasion for getting involved in politics Camillo Langone IL FOGLIO August 10, 2019 Feast of St. Lawrence St. Lawrence martyr, the stars are falling*, governments are falling**, superstars are falling (Alain Delon’s stroke) and the Holy Father is falling yet again. Interviewed by La Stampa, he praises Ursula von der Leyen, patroness of Sodom, homosexual unions and adoptions. And once again he praises Greta the Papessa of a pagan religion. In such a shamelessly, political...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Celibacy Even Appreciated By Polygamous People - Cardinal

    07/26/2019 3:30:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July, 26, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Celibacy Even Appreciated By Polygamous People - Cardinal Celibacy is practiced since the time of the apostles and has very good reasons, Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze told CatholicHerald.co.uk (July 25).He stressed that people appreciate celibacy, “Even in some parts of the world where the cultures allow the men to marry two wives, even in those areas they appreciate celibacy: both the sacrifice it means and the single-mindedness of heart which it indicates.”Abolishing celibacy because of the failings of some priests is according to Arinze “like banning cars because some people crash them.”
  • Francis' Ambiguities Follow “A Plan”

    07/26/2019 3:17:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 26, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Francis' Ambiguities Follow “A Plan” Pope Francis uses ambiguity to achieve his goals, Father John Hunwicke told Gloria.tv (video below), "It is as if this is a deliberate plan."Hunwicke is a former Anglican. He was the Head of Theology at Lancing College, England, and a Senior Research Fellow at Pusey House in Oxford.The situation in the Church reminds Hunwicke of the English Anglicans: "When they ask for dialogue what they are really asking for is: They want us to listen to them and then to agree with them."Hunwicke explains that Francis calls for "parrhesia," for dialogue, but does not appreciate...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’ projected restructuring of the Roman Curia – wow…just…. wow…

    07/07/2019 4:05:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 5, 2019 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis’ projected restructuring of the Roman Curia – wow…just…. wow… I’ve been reading around the topic of Francis’ proposed restructuring of the Roman Curia.  It is, in Latin terms, revolutionary: Res novae.At the National Catholic Register there is a summarizing piece by Ed Condon.   Within, you read… The most dramatic reform proposed in the current draft of Praedicate Evangelium is the effective ending of any curial department’s ability to exercise papal governing authority on a stably delegated basis.The draft text lays down that a curial department “cannot issue laws or general decrees having the force of law, nor can it deviate from...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest in rainbow colors celebrates ‘pride’ Mass outside Stonewall Inn’s gay bar

    07/05/2019 9:06:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 5, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] WATCH: Priest in rainbow colors celebrates ‘pride’ Mass outside Stonewall Inn’s gay bar NEW YORK July 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest wearing a rainbow stole celebrated a pro-homosexual “pride” Mass outside New York’s Stonewall Inn, a historic gay bar, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the riots against police that gave birth to the “gay rights” movement.  On the table that served as an altar, there was a bouquet of flowers that imitated the rainbow flag of the LGBTQ movement. On the fence that forms the perimeter of the park that has been designated a...
  • Osteens attend LGBTQ-themed Lady Gaga concert

    06/29/2019 7:25:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/29/2019 | unknown
    Megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria were among a number of celebrities, including drag queens, actors and music industry personalities, who attended the “SiriusXM and Pandora Present Lady Gaga at the Apollo” concert on Monday night in New York City. The two posed on the carpet for a photograph next to a SiriusXM/Pandora/Lady Gaga backdrop, which is posted online. “Are you ready to [expletive] party tonight? Are we making history?” Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, asked the crowd as she opened the show, according to the New York Daily News. The popular music streaming...
  • 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. ...
  • Cath Cauc: Professor who accused Pope of heresy: Bishops’ declaration is a ‘new syllabus of errors’

    06/18/2019 1:56:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 18, 2019 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Professor who accused Pope of heresy: Bishops’ declaration is a ‘new syllabus of errors’ June 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Claudio Pierantoni, one of the 19 original signatories of the Open Letter to Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy, granted LifeSiteNews an interview in which he endorses the Declaration of Truths signed by Cardinal Raymond Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and other prelates. Pierantoni calls the new document “excellent” and sees that it corresponds in some ways to the April 30 Open Letter to Bishops, inasmuch as “we asked the bishops to take appropriate measures to counter this dreadful...
  • The Spectator: "Is the Pope a Catholic? You have to wonder."

    06/14/2019 8:16:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    American Spectator via Rorate Caeli ^ | June 14, 2019 | Melanie McDonagh, for The Spectator
    The Spectator: "Is the Pope a Catholic? You have to wonder." By Melanie McDonagh, for The Spectator: Is the Pope a Catholic? You have to wonder. In the old days, a pope’s remit was modest: infallible, but only in the vanishingly rare cases when he pronounced on matters of faith and morals concerning the whole Church. But even at their most bombastic and badly behaved, earlier popes would have hesitated to do what nice Pope Francis has done, which is to approve changes in the liturgy which amount to rewriting the Lord’s Prayer. That bit that says ‘Lead us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Forgets

    06/07/2019 1:29:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | June 7, 2019 | Dan Hitchens
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Forgets Did Pope Francis know? Was he told, five years before the world found out, that the powerful Cardinal McCarrick was a serial sexual abuser? The diplomat who claims to have informed the pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, names two dates on which he raised the matter with Francis: June 23 and October 10, 2013. But the Holy Father, in a new interview with Valentina Alazraki, says he simply can’t remember. “When [Viganò] says he spoke to me that day, he came ... I do not remember if he told me about this. If it is true or...
  • Renowned US Catholic hymnist composes song to celebrate pro-homosexual ‘Pride month’

    06/05/2019 3:39:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 5, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Renowned US Catholic hymnist composes song to celebrate pro-homosexual ‘Pride month’ EAGAN, Minnesota, June 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A famous American Catholic hymnist whose songs are sung in churches across the continent every Sunday has composed a chant to celebrate homosexuality. David Haas, 61, is known by Catholics throughout the English-speaking world for such hymns as “Blessed are They,” “You Are Mine,” and “Servant Song.” Jesuit-run America Magazine has called Haas “one of the most prolific and significant liturgical composers of the post-Vatican II English-speaking church.” On Monday, June 3, Haas announced on social media that he had written a...
  • Critics do a disservice to Open Letter on Pope Francis’ heresies by ignoring its core arguments

    06/01/2019 3:16:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 31, 2019 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Critics do a disservice to Open Letter on Pope Francis’ heresies by ignoring its core arguments May 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In the wake of the issuance of the “Open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church” regarding Pope Francis’ alleged guilt of heresy, critics of the letter have been eager to exploit the very real flaws in the document while evading or even distorting its many valid points. Their attempts to dismiss the letter without addressing the legitimate concerns it raises do a disservice to the Catholic faithful, who have a right to expect more of the class...
  • 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,”...
  • Theologian responds to criticisms of letter to bishops concerning heresies of Pope Francis

    05/25/2019 11:11:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2019 | John Lamont
    Theologian responds to criticisms of letter to bishops concerning heresies of Pope Francis May 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In the recent “Open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church,” a number of Catholics accused Pope Francis of the canonical delict of heresy and asked the bishops to take action to address this situation. The letter has not surprisingly been the target of a number of criticisms. These criticisms are not always easy for the general Catholic reader to assess, because the document is long, precisely rather than accessibly formulated, and sometimes technical in its language. These features of the...
  • Pope Francis: Church Must Learn to Abandon Old ‘Traditions’

    05/24/2019 8:46:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams , PH.D.
    Pope Francis: Church Must Learn to Abandon Old ‘Traditions’ It is a mistake for the Church to try to hold onto old traditions or to have clear answers for everything, Pope Francis said Thursday. Jesus intentionally omitted telling his disciples many things so that the Church would learn to renounce the desire for clarity and order, the pope told participants in the 21st general assembly of Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s global charitable outreach.
  • GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

    05/18/2019 7:50:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2019 | Hunter Woodall
    President Donald Trump’s only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling “terrible,” and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld told a crowd of voters he’s “the most pro-choice person you’re ever going to meet.” “The way I look at it, it’s kind of a power issue,” Weld said. “And who wants a lot of big, fat, white guys who live in Washington 700 miles away...
  • Buttigieg seeks to reclaim American values for Democrats

    05/18/2019 4:50:30 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 64 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/18/19 | James Q. Lynch
    “So whatever we do now will decide not just what the next four years looks like, but what like but the next 40 years will look like,” Buttigieg told more than 500 people at the Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon. “That’s why we’ve just not got to win an election, but win the era for our values.” Republicans have made claims on those values and Buttigieg is reclaiming them, said Sarah Prineas, who introduced him. Buttigieg “doesn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the giant, orange elephant in the room,” she said. “He is a uniter. He makes us feel...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Christianity Has Extremist Factions, Just like Islam

    05/17/2019 7:59:46 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2019 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed Friday that Christianity had its own extremist factions of faith similar to that of radical Islam in the Middle East.Asked about the differences between Shia extremism followed in Iran versus Sunni extremism, the 2020 presidential candidate immediately compared radical Islam to Christianity.“Well, you know, not unlike Christianity when it is motivating someone to do something extreme. It can have a thousand different flavors,” he said. “The real question is what’s going on with the regime, the government, that’s given the power and the apparatus of the state and intelligence service and a military, and what do...