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  • Pope Francis Calls For ‘One World Government’ To ‘Save Humanity’

    06/26/2017 11:57:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 225 replies ^ | June 23, 2017 | Baxter Dmitry
    Pope Francis called for “a one world government” and “political authority” this week, arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Speaking with Ecuador’s “El Universo” newspaper, the Pope said that the United Nations doesnt have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.” But what is raising eyebrows is the Pope’s call for a new global political authority. Here is more from the Guardian: Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction...
  • New Knights of Malta leader genuflects before Francis in Vatican meeting [Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 6:06:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 23, 2017 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Pope Francis met the new leader of the Knights of Malta Friday in a toned-down encounter in which the head of the historic chivalric order seemed to emphasize its loyalty to the pope after a period of tension with the Vatican earlier this year. As Francis greeted Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto in the antechamber to the papal library, the head knight genuflected before the pope and kissed his ring. His face scrunched with emotion, Dalla Torre told Francis he was particularly moved by the encounter and had been following his papacy closely. Dalla Torre, an Italian,...
  • Vocations to the Priesthood Continue to Decline Under Pope Francis

    06/24/2017 6:09:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/23/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, June 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Vocations to the priesthood have continued a downward trend since 2012, according to data recently released by the Vatican’s Central Statistics Office. “There is a continuation of the decline which has for some years characterized priestly vocations,” the Statistics Office, which operates under the Vatican Secretariat of State, stated in its 500-page Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae that covers up to the year 2015. One metric for measuring the health of the Church is the number of new vocations to the priesthood to serve the Church’s 1.28 billion Catholics worldwide. A shortage of priests jeopardizes the...
  • Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his ‘focus’

    06/19/2017 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has doubled down in defending a new member appointed by Pope Francis to the Academy who has argued that abortion should be legal until “18 weeks after conception.” Paglia said that while the appointee’s pro-abortion stance is “not my personal position, and much less the Academy,” he nevertheless defended the recent selection of pro-abortion University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar.
  • Jesuit scholar rips pope for concessions to Islam

    06/18/2017 8:41:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    A Jesuit scholar with expertise in Islam is explaining why Muslims are terroristic and is warning members of his faith not to be taken in by the “liberal-left ideology” that advocates “tolerance” and “concessions.” The verdict and warning comes from Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, who was interviewed by the National Catholic Register. First, the reason for the terrorism is simple, said Boulad, 85, whose relative, Father Samir Khalil Samir, also is a Jesuit scholar of Islam. The Quran orders Muslims to inflict “terror.” *snip* The church should not defend Islam “at all costs” and seek to “exonerate...
  • Online Campaign Tries to Raise Doubts About Pope’s Nigeria Edict

    06/15/2017 8:31:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/14/17 | Ines San Martin
    After Pope Francis issued a dramatic demand for submission from priests in the Nigerian diocese of Ahiara, insisting they all write to pledge loyalty and to indicate a willingness to accept a bishop appointed in 2012 who's never been able to take control, an online campaign is attempting to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the pope's edict.ROME- After Pope Francis demanded that priests from Nigeria’s Ahiara diocese write him promising loyalty, including accepting a new bishop appointed five years ago from outside the area, an online campaign is now attempting to cast doubt on the authenticity of the pope’s...
  • Pope Uses his Office to Push One World Government & Politics, Divides Catholics

    06/14/2017 7:02:02 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 15 replies
    USAWatchdog ^ | 6/14/2017 | Greg Hunter/George Neumayr
    Pope Francis urged President Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Accord. Neumayr thinks, “Pope Francis is more worried about saving the planet than saving souls.” Best-selling author of the new book “The Political Pope,” George Neumayr, reveals Pope Francis is pushing global government. Neumayr says, “If you read his encyclicals, there is a section on world government and how the United Nations should have the power to compel countries to adopt these climate change regulatory norms. There have been a number of Vatican officials that have endorsed the concept of world government.” In closing, Neumayr says, “Pope Francis is...
  • Pre-Vatican II [Non Caucus Open thread]

    06/11/2017 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Trad Bishop · 95 replies
    First of all, today is the Feast Day of the Blessed Trinity, and so we would wish all of you a Happy Feast Day, and in particular we would wish the Eternal Father a Happy Father's Day! For those who are unaware or need to be reminded, belief in a Trinitarian God, that is Three Persons, One God, comes to us from our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, the Jews. The belief in the Trinitarian God as described is the universally accepted criteria to receive and accept the designation as a true Christian. So we Catholics should be...
  • Philosopher Who Backs Legal Abortion Appointed to Vatican Pro-Life Academy

    06/13/2017 7:07:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/13/17 | Staff Reporter
    Nigel Biggar has said: 'It’s not clear that a human foetus is the same kind of thing as an adult'Pope Francis has appointed 45 new ordinary members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, according to a statement on the Vatican website. They include Nigel Biggar, who has said that he thinks the limit for legal abortion should be 18 weeks. In a dialogue with fellow philosopher Peter Singer in 2011, reported by Standpoint magazine, Biggar said: “I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there...
  • This Vatican adviser is moving Catholics toward LGBT inclusion

    06/06/2017 3:53:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jonathan Merritt
    In 1992, the Vatican under Pope John Paul II published the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which stated, among many other things, that “homosexual tendencies” are “objectively disordered.” One of the principal theologians who shaped the document was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would succeed John Paul II as Pope Benedict XVI. He too would take a hard-line stance against homosexuality. Two decades later, Pope Francis has signaled what many believe to be a softening on the matter.In 2013, when asked about gay priests, he famously replied, “Who am I to judge?” He has continued to call for the Catholic Church to treat LGBT people with dignity and...
  • Vatican : Trump’s point of view in Climate Change Agreement is as stupid as saying ‘Earth is Flat’

    06/05/2017 3:17:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Liberty Fighters UK ^ | June 3, 2017
    Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement has attracted scathing comments from world leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, and pretty much everyone who doesn’t want to do terrible damage to our planet. The decision has even drawn the wrath of the Vatican, which Trump visited just last week. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, made his critical remarks known in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “Thinking that we need and must rely on coal and oil is like claiming that the Earth is not round. It’s an absurdity brought forward only to make...
  • CHRISTINE FLOWERS: Can we start showing some respect for Melania?

    06/03/2017 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Harrison Daily Times ^ | June 3, 2017 | Christine Flowers
    Michelle Obama was a very good first lady. To some, she was one of the best. She should be remembered fondly, even by those who did not vote for her husband. I only wish that the people on the other side of the political aisle would reach across the divide and say some positive things about Melania Trump. I also wish chocolate flowed in rivers and lollipops cropped up in my garden, that gold dripped in lacy threads like moss from the trees and every day was a paid holiday. Which is to say, I hope for miracles. Indeed, that...
  • Vatican Official: Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Change Deal a ‘Slap in the Face’

    06/01/2017 2:42:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 89 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 1, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Vatican Official: Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Change Deal a ‘Slap in the Face’ News: World News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Print by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  •  June 1, 2017    31 CommentsBp. Marcel Sanchez Sorondo also calls move "unscientific" VATICAN CITY ( - A high-ranking Vatican official is calling President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Treaty a "slap in the face." Speaking Thursday to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Bp. Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, said, "If he...
  • Pope praises entrepreneurs, but blasts speculation, competition

    05/29/2017 7:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 29, 2017
    Pope Francis saluted the role of entrepreneurs in spurring economic development, but said that business decisions must be based on the workers’ welfare, in a meeting with workers and management in Genoa on May 27. Speaking at the Ilva factory during his Saturday visit to Genoa, the Pope acknowledged that “there is no good economy without a good entrepreneur.” He spoke of the ability of entrepreneurs “to create: to create jobs, to create products.” However, the Pope went on to draw a sharp distinction between entrepreneurs and speculators. “The speculator does not love his company, he does not love his...
  • President Trump and Pope Francis Really Understand Their Markets

    05/29/2017 10:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | May 29, 2017 | Portia M.E. Mills
    “President Trump and Pope Francis have little in common,” Time observed in anticipation of the first meeting between the two leaders last week. While this may be true superficially, the president and the pope have something very important in common: They understand their markets. From an economic perspective, these two men are both supplying something — call it a message — based on real demand. Love them or hate them, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the leader of the Free World are men of their time in ways that, say, Pope Emeritus Benedict and former presidential hopeful...
  • Slovenia calls for recognition of nut cake after Pope's quip to Melania Trump at Vatican

    Until a few days ago, it was a tasty but obscure cake from Slovenia. But a quip by Pope Francis about Donald Trump's girth catapulted the Slovenian dessert putizza, also known as potica, to international attention. Now Slovenia has decided to capitalise on the dessert’s new-found fame by seeking official European Union recognition for the toothsome treat so that authentic recipes are not messed around with. It's being dubbed “the Melania effect” - it was to the First Lady that the Pope made the joke last Wednesday, when the Trumps visited the Vatican for the first time as part of...
  • Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral [Cath Cauc]

    05/27/2017 7:41:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral Doug Mainwaring Follow Doug catholic , homosexuality , james martin , joseph tobin May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — On Sunday, May 21, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally welcomed homosexuals to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as part of a so-called “LGBT Pilgrimage.” It’s unclear how many were expected to attend, but photographs of the event suggest a modest turnout for a New York City area event. On his Facebook page, Fr. James Martin, SJ—lauded by Catholic dissident, Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, for showing “how the...
  • [Cath Cauc] U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow LGBTQ students into schools

    05/27/2017 8:21:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow Trans, LGBTQ students into schools Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa amoris laetitia , diocese of jefferson city , john gaydos JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. Catholic diocese has drafted a new policy to allow students who identify as “transgender,” “LGBTQ,” and those who come from a “same sex couple – Catholic” to attend its schools. The Diocese of Jefferson City, led by Bishop John Gaydos, has cited Pope Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia as guidance for the process. A draft version of the policy states that administrators in...
  • What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip (Surprisingly fair for them)

    05/27/2017 2:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 27, 2017 | Kate Bennett, CNN's COVER/LINE
    As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close -- the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend -- there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President. His white-knuckled handshake with France's new president made headlines. The speech to NATO was memorable, as was his brusque, push-aside of the leader of Montenegro to make his way to the front of a pack of world leaders. It was classic, unadulterated Trump, a man the country has come to know for all of the above quirks, mannerisms and machismo. But...
  • Pope Frowns When Meeting President Trump—Smiles with Delight

    05/27/2017 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | May 27, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Pictures going viral this week show a smiling President Trump and a glum Pope Francis meeting in the Vatican. The mainstream media and pinko talk-show hosts are having a ball with the picture. Consequently, some Trump supporters are jerking their knees, claiming any discord between President Trump and Pope Francis qualifies as yet another form of “fake news!” The Trump press agency known as, for instance, claims all was hunky-dory at the Vatican where Pope Francis was actually delighted to meet Trump. They even scrounged up a picture where --in sharp contrast to the ones going viral-- the...