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  • Tell-All Book Predicts Next Pope

    06/26/2020 11:46:34 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 31 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 25, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    A revealing book by a veteran Vatican journalist is kickstarting prognostications about Pope Francis' successor by shortlisting the most eligible cardinals likely to fill the shoes of the fisherman. The first of its kind, Edward Pentin's meticulously researched handbook to the next conclave provides a panoramic and penetrating study into the theological, doctrinal, liturgical, moral and social beliefs of 19 front-runners for the papacy. The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates, published by Sophia Institute Press, names Tridentine Mass traditionalists like American cardinal Raymond Burke alongside Austrian cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who promotes "blasphemy" through heavy metal Masses and homosexual activism....
  • Vatican Bank Says It Holds No Investments in Fossil Fuels

    05/24/2020 4:36:54 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    ROME — The director general of the Vatican bank, Gian Franco Mammě, confirmed this week that the institution holds no investments in the fossil fuel industry, apparently in response to challenges from climate change activists.Mr. Mammě told the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter that the Vatican bank follows the same practices as other European banking institutions, investing in treasury instruments rather than private equities. In recent months, the Vatican has been plagued with a series of financial scandals, a number of which involved questionable investments.The Italian daily Corriere della Sera revealed in December that the Vatican’s Secretariat of State had invested...
  • For the Church, it is the End of an Age:

    04/26/2020 8:18:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 8, 2020 | Domenico Cacňpardo
    For the Church, it is the End of an Age: In the Covid-19 crisis, Pope Francis has forgone the transcendental approach of his predecessors: for the Church, it is the End of an Age: it has de facto abandoned its relationship with the Divinity Among the many things archived by the Corona virus, there is one which is rather dramatic, but possibly temporary: it is the Catholic Church.  The resulting impression is that it will have difficulty in recovering from this shock. I write this as an unbeliever, though for family reasons, I have been a frequenter of  priests, friars...
  • Recovery from coronavirus must be just and equitable, pope says

    04/19/2020 6:56:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2020 | by Philip Pullella
    ROME - Pope Francis called on Sunday for an all-embracing vision of the world after the Covid-19 crisis, saying moving on without global solidarity or excluding sectors of society from the recovery would result in “an even worse virus”. In his homily at the Mass, as well as in his traditional Sunday message afterwards, Francis said the recovery could not leave anyone behind and that now was the time to heal injustice around the world because it undermined the health of the entire human family. “Now, while we are looking forward to a slow and arduous recovery from the pandemic,...
  • Pope Says Pandemic Is ‘Certainly Nature’s Response’ to Global Warming

    04/09/2020 7:02:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 63 replies
    Breitbart - health ^ | 4-9-2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    ROME — Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change. Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis. “There is an expression in Spanish: ‘God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives,’” Francis said in the interview published Wednesday. “We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires...
  • Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is ‘Nature’s Response’ to Human Inaction over Climate Change

    04/09/2020 7:07:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/20 | Thomas D Willilams
    ROME — Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change.Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis.“There is an expression in Spanish: ‘God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives,’” Francis said in the interview published Wednesday. “We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers...
  • Pope Francis Strips God’s Wrath From Mass for Pandemic

    04/03/2020 3:08:30 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 2, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    The new "Mass in Time of Pandemic," published on April 1 by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship, has been stripped of all references to the "wrath of God." The liturgy, approved by Pope Francis, eliminates all prayers emphasizing "repentance" — references which abound in the "Recordare domine testamenti" [Remember, Lord, thy covenant] votive Mass — composed and used for deliverance from pestilences since the Black Plague in the mid-14th century. Old "Mass for Deliverance from Death in Time of Pestilence" In the decree authorizing the new Mass, Cdl. Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, explained that...
  • Pope Francis walks through Rome's deserted streets and delivers blessing above an empty square as Italians remain indoors amid coronavirus lockdown

    03/15/2020 4:13:30 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    dm ^ | 3/15/2020 | elsom
    Pope Francis defied Italian government advice to stay indoors and today walked to church through Rome's deserted streets to pray for the end of coronavirus. The Catholic leader had earlier delivered a blessing from his balcony window above an eerily empty St Peter's Square, which has been closed to worshippers as part of the country's sweeping lockdown. Francis then left the Vatican to visit two churches in the Italian capital, first praying in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore before strolling down the usually bustling Via del Corso. He headed to the St Marcello al Corso, which poignantly hosts a...
  • Fr. James Martin: Pope Francis supports LGBT, wants to ‘move on’ from abortion

    03/02/2020 9:08:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 25, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    Fr. James Martin: Pope Francis supports LGBT, wants to ‘move on’ from abortion The Jesuit's recorded talk at a liberal parish was peppered with justifications for homosexual ministry and criticism of 'fundamentalist' Catholics. MINNEAPOLIS, February 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― An LGBT activist priest told an audience in a dissident Catholic parish that Pope Francis supports his LGBT ministry and that the pontiff wants the Church to “move on” from its fight against abortion.  Fr. James Martin, S.J. was recorded giving these and other illuminating thoughts on January 9 during a talk at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in...
  • Sick Pope Cancels Engagements for Third Day In a Row

    02/29/2020 11:01:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 29, 2020 | Breitbart London
    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis cancelled official engagements for the third day in a row Saturday as he battled an apparent cold. The 83-year-old pope, who lost part of a lung to a respiratory illness as a young man, has never cancelled so many official audiences or events in his seven-year papacy. Francis is, however, continuing to work from his residence at the Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel and is receiving people in private, the Vatican press office said. On Saturday, those private meetings were with the head of the Vatican’s bishops’ office, Francis’ ambassadors to Lebanon and France and...
  • Illness forces the Pope to cancel an event in Rome a day after supporting coronavirus sufferers

    02/27/2020 8:31:44 AM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-27-2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Pope Francis has been forced to cancel a planned Mass in Rome with other clergy after suffering a 'slight illness'. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a 'slight indisposition' that meant he did not attend an event at the St John Lateran basilica in Rome on Thursday morning. A spokesman said Francis would continue with the rest of his day's business, but preferred to stay within the Vatican rather than travel across the city. There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the...
  • Pope, Italian Prelates Tight-lipped on Role of Islam in Persecution Crisis

    02/24/2020 6:48:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 24, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope, Italian Prelates Tight-lipped on Role of Islam in Persecution Crisis "Don't mention the war," is one of those droll British witticisms. It refers to well-meaning people who don't want to offend. It originates from a classic episode of the much-loved British sitcom "Fawlty Towers." When a group of German tourists stay at his shambolic hotel, Basil Fawlty, the bungling hotel manager, keeps repeating the phrase to his staff while managing to be extremely rude to his shocked guests from Deutschland. Inebriated by his cognitive dissonance, Basil's insults culminate in a goose-stepping impersonation of Adolf Hitler.  Egyptian Christians are facing severe persecution At the Bari conference...
  • HBO: Vicious to Christians, Silent on Muslims

    02/14/2020 5:20:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2020 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    HBO is currently running a dark little miniseries called "The New Pope," which is basically a reboot of the 2016 series "The Young Pope." Both sprang from the mind of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, and both are scabrously anti-Catholic, which never hurts you when it comes to the elites in Manhattan and Hollywood. "The Young Pope" starred Jude Law as the first American pope, painted as so doctrinaire that he wanted to end the sexual abuse problem in the Catholic Church by drumming all the homosexuals out of the priesthood. A cardinal protested saying: "It would be a war that...
  • Pope Francis calls tax cuts for the wealthy a 'structure of sin' as he tells a Vatican conference the 'rich world can and must end poverty'

    02/10/2020 3:24:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-6-2020 | RYAN FAHEY
    Pope Francis has called tax cuts for the wealthy a 'structure of sin' before telling a conference at the Vatican the 'rich world can and must end poverty'. At a seminar on economic inclusion hosted by the Church on Wednesday, Francis insisted that poverty could be beaten if the world's rich play a full part in ending inequality. 'Today’s structures of sin include repeated tax cuts for the richest people, often justified in the name of investment and development,' Francis told the meeting organized by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences. 'We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis...
  • Drag queen hopes to meet Pope Francis in drag, challenge him to accept gay ‘marriage’

    01/31/2020 3:32:48 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 31st 2020 | Lifesitenews
    Germany’s most famous drag queen hopes to meet Pope Francis in person, dressed in drag, and challenge the Pope to approve of homosexual “marriage” and to open up ministries for women. Oliver Knöbel, a man who presents himself in Germany as drag queen “Olivia Jones,” said he is aspiring to attend a general audience with Pope Francis while dressed as a woman. Knöbel said last November, on the occasion of his 50th birthday, that his goal is to meet the Pope. He even hopes for a group audience with the “Olivia Jones Family,” a group of transvestites and comedians. “We...
  • Cardinal Tells Catholics Who Protest Pope to Become Protestants

    01/28/2020 9:44:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 109 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 27, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Cardinal Tells Catholics Who Protest Pope to Become Protestants Gualtiero Bassetti's outburst hints at Francis' concern with new Catholic media PERUGIA, Italy (ChurchMilitant.com) Italy's chief archbishop lashed out at critics of Pope Francis on the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, asking them to make "other choices" and become Protestants if they are unhappy with the policies of the present pontiff.  "Our Protestant brethren have neither the pope nor the bishop — everyone makes his own choices. I told someone they could make the choice of becoming Protestant if you don't like the Catholic Church, if this boat is too narrow," Cdl. Gualtiero Bassetti, president...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Press Gaggle (MSM/DS asks 6 talking point questions)

    01/27/2020 4:04:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 24, 2020 | White House
    U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy 6:46 P.M. CET THE VICE PRESIDENT: Let me, maybe, start: We’ve had a very brisk trip over the last two days, and a very successful day here in Italy. The relationship between the United States and Italy is strong. It’s vibrant. We have 30,000 American troops that are stationed here. Strong NATO Ally. My conversations today with President Mattarella, with Prime Minister Conte really focused on how important our strategic partnership is, and also our ongoing desire to see Italy and other NATO countries increase their investment in NATO, which is a consistent message of President...
  • Church Historian: Pope Francis is Skating on Thinnest Ice Ever

    01/24/2020 3:10:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 24, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Church Historian: Pope Francis is Skating on Thinnest Ice Ever Rarely has a pope been accused of heresy, warns Carlos Eire ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A distinguished Church historian who fled the tyranny of Fidel Castro is warning that Pope Francis is theologically "skating on the thinnest ice that anyone — not just living, but dead or watching — is." Ed Pentin "It is very rare" for a pope to be accused of unorthodoxy or perhaps even heresy, Carlos M. N. Eire, professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, asserts.   However, "things would get hairy" if a heretical pope invoked infallibility, Eire explains in an interview...
  • Netflix's 'The Two Popes' should be called 'The One Pope'

    01/13/2020 4:28:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Word on Fire ^ | Jan 2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    The new and much-ballyhooed Netflix film The Two Popes should, by rights, be called The One Pope, for it presents a fairly nuanced, textured, and sympathetic portrait of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and a complete caricature of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). This imbalance fatally undermines the movie, whose purpose, it seems, is to show that old grumpy, legalistic Benedict finds his spiritual bearings through the ministrations of friendly, forward-looking Francis. But such a thematic trajectory ultimately does violence to both figures, and turns what could have been a supremely interesting character study into a predictable and tedious apologia...
  • Don't let the devil light 'fire' of war in your heart, pope

    01/09/2020 7:09:24 PM PST · by Ouchthatonehurt · 23 replies
    The Boston Pilot ^ | 1/9/2020 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People cannot call themselves Christians if they sow the seeds of war, Pope Francis said. Finding fault and condemning others is "the temptation of the devil for making war," the pope said in his homily during morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae Jan. 9, the same day he gave his annual address to the diplomats accredited to the Vatican. If people are "sowers of war" in their families, communities and workplace, then they cannot be Christians, he said, according to Vatican News.