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  • Pope Signals Closeness to China and Distance from Taiwan and Hong Kong

    11/24/2019 11:02:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Signals Closeness to (Red) China and Distance from Taiwan and Hong Kong ROME — Pope Francis sent subtle but clear signals of closeness to Beijing while distancing himself from Taiwan and Hong Kong during his flight to Japan from Thailand Saturday. In a series of telegrams to officials of the three territories, the pope disclosed the current diplomatic position of the Vatican regarding key Asian conflicts. Especially revealing was the wording of the pontiff’s telegrams to China and Taiwan and the different manner in which he described each nation.
  • Should the Pope EXCOMMUNICATE Mexican Cartel Members?

    11/19/2019 12:58:29 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    Self | November 19, 2019 | PJ-Comix
    Imagine if you could Quantum Leap into the Pope. What would you do? Well, since you don't know how long you could be a Pope you better start issuing decrees that you think could do some good. But what decrees? IMHO, the best decree the Pope could issue that would do the most good is issue a blanket EXCOMMUNICATION of all Mexican cartel members. Yeah, some of them would probably laugh it off but I am sure many of them (laughably) consider themselves to be good Catholics so such an excommunication would have the effect of causing some of them...
  • 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...
  • Pope Compares Conservatives to Nazis

    11/16/2019 7:53:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 99 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 15, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Compares Conservatives to Nazis Francis condemns capitalism as criminal at Int'l Association of Penal Law meeting VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is attacking politicians who oppose the homosexual agenda as evidence of "Nazism," while launching his strongest attack yet on capitalism and repeating his call for the abolition of the death penalty. “It is no coincidence that in these times, emblems and actions typical of Nazism reappear, which, with its persecutions against Jews, gypsies and people of homosexual orientation, represents the negative model par excellence of a culture of waste and hatred,” he said in his address to the International Association of Penal...
  • Pope Francis Invokes Hitler, Criticizes Politicians Who Denounce Homosexuality

    11/15/2019 8:01:57 PM PST · by ShackledNoMore · 36 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/15/2020 | Wes Walker
    “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law. “And I must confess to you that when I hear a speech (by) someone responsible for order or for a government, I think of speeches by Hitler in 1934, 1936,” he said, departing from his prepared address. “With the persecution of Jews, gypsies, and people with homosexual tendencies, today these actions are typical (and) represent ‘par excellence’ a culture of waste and hate. That is what was done in those...
  • 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...
  • Biden Says State Dept Emails Prove Son’s Value to Burisma [semi-satire]

    11/09/2019 12:51:37 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential contender former Vice-President Joe Biden glommed onto recently revealed email correspondence within the US State Department during 2016 as “proof my son’s work on the Board of Directors for the Burisma company was not without value.” “A lot of critics have been making a big deal about Hunter’s lack of experience in the energy business to assert that his presence on that company’s Board was unwarranted,” Biden recalled. “Now we see that after he got on the Board the U.S. State Department was ready to discuss ways to assist Burisma in its efforts to rebuff the Ukrainian government’s...
  • Report: Pope denies bodily resurrection of Christ

    11/09/2019 8:56:24 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 104 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/8/19 | wnd staff
    Pope Francis already has been accused of heresy by prominent Catholic clergy, but now his longtime friend and interviewer is claiming the South American-born pontiff denies one of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in bodily form. Eugenio Scalfari, a left-wing atheist journalist, published the remarks in the periodical he founded, La Repubblica, and in a new book, CNS News reported. Scalfari claims that the pope told him that Jesus Christ did not rise bodily from the dead but "in the semblance of a spirit." In the Nov. 5 edition of La...
  • Dutch priest on pope post–Amazon Synod: ‘On good grounds I think he is a heretic’

    11/07/2019 9:18:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 7, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Dutch priest on pope post–Amazon Synod: ‘On good grounds I think he is a heretic’ November 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A retired Dutch priest, Cor Mennen, has been slammed by his bishop for having expressed criticism of Pope Francis after the Amazon Synod and the idolatrous cult of Mother Earth, the Pachamama. But the auxiliary bishop of his diocese, Robert Mutsaerts, supported Mennen by publishing the priest’s latest blog post on fortesinfide.nl on his own “episcopal” blog, “Paarse Pepers” (“Purple Peppers”). The support of Mutsaerts, who has himself been very outspoken about the lack of Catholic identity of the...
  • Joe Biden pulls rank on little priest who denied him Communion: Claims Pope is on his side

    11/04/2019 7:51:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/04/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Joe Biden is out pulling rank. In response to a little priest in South Carolina denying him Holy Communion for advocating pro-abortion positions inconsistent with Church teaching, the former vice president and Democratic Party presidential frontrunner made it clear he didn't deal with pipsqueaks. Asked about the incident, Lifesite News reported Biden's response: “It’s not a position that I’ve found anywhere else, including from the Holy Father, who gives me Communion.” So instead of thinking about the priest's position and offering some kind of contemplative thought, Biden declared it was all O.K. to be advocating for abortion from his position, complete with public...
  • Cath Cauc Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc

    10/17/2019 8:13:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis has added his own nominations to the group who will draft the final report of the Pan-Amazonian Synod.  The four men named as the pontiff’s own choices are Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the aristocratic Archbishop of Vienna, Austria; Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the Argentinian chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Archbishop Edmundo Ponciano Valenzuela Mallid of Paraguay; and the Italian Fr. Rossano Sala. On the first day of the Amazon Synod meetings, participants...
  • 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...
  • Pope Makes 13 New Cardinals, Says 'Disloyal' Clerics Lack Love

    10/08/2019 5:03:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 10/5/19 | Christopher Lamb
    Among the new cardinals is Liverpool's Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, 82, former papal ambassador to Egypt. Disloyalty in the Church is rooted in a lack of compassion and indifference, Pope Francis said as he made 13 new cardinals in St Peter’s Basilica. The 82-year-old Roman Pontiff, who has faced unprecedented public opposition to his ministry from some high ranking prelates, argued that without a “lively awareness” of God’s compassion, disloyalty to “our own ministry” seeps in. “The readiness of a cardinal to shed his own blood – as signified by the colour of your robes – is secure if it is...
  • Father Thomas Weinandy: Threat of Church Division ‘Growing in Intensity’

    10/08/2019 6:07:50 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Oct. 8, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    The Catholic Church is heading toward an “internal papal schism” whereby Pope Francis effectively leads two opposing factions, Capuchin theologian Father Thomas Weinandy has warned. These are divided, he said, into one loyal to the papacy yet critical of this pontificate, and the other supportive of him due to his tolerance of ambiguous teaching and pastoral practice. “This is the real schism,” observed Father Weinandy, a former chief of staff for the U.S. bishops' doctrinal committee, in a commentary published today in The Catholic Thing. It is a situation “ever growing in intensity,” he added. A member of the Vatican’s...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

    10/08/2019 1:00:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 8, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus The Synod on the Amazon has begun. “But it will have consequences for the universal Church,” warns Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a lengthy interview with Matteo Matzuzzi for the newspaper “Il Foglio,” released on the very day of the opening of the work. “If one listens to the voices of some of the protagonists of this assembly, one understands easily that the agenda is entirely European.”European, and above all German. Also in Germany, in fact, there has been launched a “synodal path” that will take its cue from...
  • Pope Francis: 'Building Walls Means Condemning Yourself to Death'

    09/30/2019 6:20:29 PM PDT · by Drago · 68 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 9-26-2019 | Timothy Meads
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Church met with a group of Jesuits from Mozambique, Portugal, and Zimbabwe in early September to discuss political and religious issues. The conversation occurred on September 5, but a transcript of the discussion was released on Thursday. During the talk, Pope Francis warned of xenophobia and populism. "Xenophobia and aporophobia today are part of a populist mentality that leaves no sovereignty to the people. Xenophobia destroys the unity of a people, even that of the people of God," the pope said.
  • Commitment to Fighting Climate Change Still Weak, Pope Says

    09/27/2019 7:04:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/23/19 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    ROME - The international community must ramp up its efforts if it expects to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, Pope Francis said. In a video message sent Sept. 23 to participants at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York, the pope said that while the 2015 Paris climate agreement raised awareness of the “need for a collective response,” the commitments made by countries “are still very weak and are far from achieving the objectives set.” “It is necessary,” he said, “to ask whether there is a real political will to allocate greater human, financial and technological resources...
  • Pope Francis Bans Plastic From The Vatican To 'Save The Environment'

    09/12/2019 1:43:13 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 09-12-19 | Daniel Newton
    Pope Francis has placed a ban on plastic in Vatican City State to 'stand in solidarity' with environmentalists, according to reports. The Pontiff made the announcement while aboard the papal plane during a long-haul flight back from a trip to Africa. The Catholic leader said he was disturbed by a conversation with chaplains and fishermen who described how they had found six tons of plastic over the course of a few months.
  • Francis: “We Must Obey The United Nations”

    09/11/2019 3:06:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 204 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 11, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Francis: “We Must Obey The United Nations” “If we consider ourselves humanity, then our duty is to obey when international organizations make statements,” Pope Francis insisted during his September 10 press conference on board from Madagascar to Rome. He gave as examples the the United Nations (UN) and the International Crime Court (ICC) in The Hague. Francis added, that “we must obey international institutions.” And, “That is why the United Nations were created.” However, many UN policies are deeply immoral. They punish countries and institutions which do not bow to the demands of the abortion and gay tyranny. The ICC...
  • [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...