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  • Vatican in Bed With the Devil And Does Not Notice It

    02/08/2018 8:11:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 8, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Father Bernardo Cervellera, the editor-in-chief of AsiaNews, has answerd Vatican Bishop Marcello Sanchez Sorondo who, its seems without being drunk, believes that the Communist Chinese regime is the best implementer of the Churches’ social doctrine. Cervellera accuses Sanchez of making “a laughing stock of the Church”. He writes, “Someone should tell Bishop Sanchez that since February 1 all underground Catholic Churches have been closed by the regime and at least 6 million Catholics have no meeting places. Further, local Communist authorities prohibit "minors under the age of 18" from entering churches, even official ones. Cervellera quotes a priest, "China has...
  • It’s Now the Pope’s Scandal (Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church)

    02/07/2018 9:13:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2018 | by MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
    Well, it’s now happened. The great scandal of the modern Catholic Church — its tolerance for clergy who abuse children, and its laxity when dealing with bishops who themselves tolerated or enabled priest-abusers — now touches directly on the pope himself. It’s worth laying out the timeline clearly. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed Juan Barros Madrid to the bishopric of Osorno, Chile. The appointment was met with local protests, among Catholics and non-Catholics who believed that Barros was implicated in the crimes of child sexual abuse committed by his friend Father Fernando Karadima, a prominent Chilean churchman who habitually kissed...
  • Papal Crony Praises Communist China, Denounces America

    02/06/2018 8:24:49 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    https://stream.org ^ | 02/06/2018 | Steven Mosher
    Recently back from his very first trip to China, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo is waxing ecstatic. “Those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church at this time are the Chinese.” So Sorondo gushed to the Italian newspaper, La Stampa, on Friday. “They seek the common good, subordinating all things to the general good.” Sorondo serves as the Chancellor of the both the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Science. "... Of course, no interview with Archbishop Sorondo is complete without a little America-bashing. He said: “The economy [in China] does not dominate politics, as...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem[tr]

    02/04/2018 12:35:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/04/2018 | Robert Spencer
    full title: TurkeyÂ’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing TrumpÂ’s recognition of Jerusalem as IsraelÂ’s capital. The United StatesÂ’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan and Pope Francis on the presidentÂ’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday. According to presidential sources, ErdoÄźan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald TrumpÂ’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city. The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move...
  • Erdogan to discuss Jerusalem, terrorism, Islamophobia with Pope Francis on Vatican visit

    02/04/2018 9:50:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan will travel to Vatican City on Sunday evening to meet with Pope Francis. During a news conference at Istanbul's AtatĂĽrk Airport State Guest House, ErdoÄźan called the visit a "significant opportunity" to convey messages of peace. "I see this visit as a significant opportunity in terms of drawing attention to common human values, friendship and peace messages," the president told reporters. "We will discuss Palestine, Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq, the fight against terrorism, the problems of refugees, humanitarian aid and the fight against rising Islamophobia and cultural racism in the West," he said, referring to his...
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • Pope’s visit to Ireland must not exclude gay Catholics, says Former President

    01/31/2018 2:44:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 31st January 2018 | Sarah Mac Donald
    FORMER President Mary McAleese said she was concerned the Pope’s visit would see the LGBT community marginalised after images of same-sex couples were removed from a booklet sent to parishes. The Pope is expected to visit Ireland during the World Meeting of Families (WMF) event in Dublin in August. But it has emerged that the WMF office in Dublin removed an image of a same-sex couple from a booklet on the family – the new edition of ‘Amoris: Let’s talk Family! Let’s be Family!’ Originally, the pamphlet, which was issued by Catholic publisher Veritas, contained a photo of a same-sex...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis on "Fake News": Truth is not a fact but a feeling!

    01/26/2018 12:40:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 25, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Pope Francis on "Fake News": Truth is not a fact but a feeling! by Christopher A. Ferrara January 25, 2018 It seems there is no sociopolitical subject on which Pope Francis does not feel himself incompetent to issue a pronouncement, including immigration policy, atmospheric CO2 levels and the fate of mangrove swamps, and even the Scottish independence movement (he’s against it). Now Francis has expatiated on the “fake news” controversy, which is primarily an American phenomenon. Not surprisingly at this point in the pontificate, his Message for World Communications Day 2018, read as a whole, clearly leans in favor of...
  • Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials

    01/20/2018 8:35:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2018 6:13 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament and warned it could cheapen the church’s marriage preparation down the line. “Do you know what’s a ‘marriage’ ripe for annulment?” tweeted the traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli. “One celebrated apparently on a whim in an airplane whose celebrant cannot even be sure if parties are validly baptized.” For those who missed the news, Francis on Thursday presided over...
  • Pope Warns World Is One Step Away From Nuclear War

    01/20/2018 8:21:07 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 41 replies
    OANN ^ | 1/15/18 | Philip Pullella
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”. His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea. Asked if he was worried about the possibility of nuclear war, Pope Francis said: “I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr; and Saint Sebastian, Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/19/2018 9:06:45 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double TWO GREAT MARTYRS divide between them the honors of this twentieth day of January—one a Pontiff of the Church of Rome; the other, a member of that Mother-Church. Fabian received the crown of martyrdom in the year 250, under the persecution of Decius; the persecution of Dioclesian crowned Sebastian in the year 288. We will consider the merits of these two champions of Christ separately. SAINT FABIAN St. Fabian, like St. Clement and St. Antheros, two of his predecessors, was extremely zealous in seeing that the Acts of the Martyrs were carefully drawn up. This zeal was...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/19/2018 7:25:00 PM PST · by Smellin Salt · 29 replies
    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny." The pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced...
  • Pope Francis Honors Dutch Abortion Activist with Pontifical Medal of Knighthood

    01/18/2018 9:10:06 PM PST · by Lera · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights. Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion. *snip* In an interview with Dutch radio, Ploumen said she views the honor as a sign of the pope’s progressivism, as well as acknowledgement for her work in supporting abortion rights. Ms. Ploumen said that the award came after much personal investment in contacts with...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies
    https://www.apnews.com ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
  • Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile

    01/18/2018 1:48:37 PM PST · by buffyt · 5 replies
    News.am ^ | January 17, 2018 | Armenian News
    Pope Francis publicly expressed “pain and shame” on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims, Reuters reported. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the meeting took place in the Vatican embassy in Santiago. “No one else was present. Only the pope and the victims,” the spokesman said. “This was so they could speak of their suffering to Pope Francis, who listened to them and prayed and cried with them.” It was only the second time on his overseas trips that the pope has met...
  • Is the Pope pro-life?

    01/17/2018 7:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2018 | Matt C. Abbott
    Is the pope pro-life? Is the pope Catholic? At one time, the second question was a rhetorical retort meant to elicit a cheap laugh. Currently, it's a topic open for serious debate, sad to say. So is Pope Francis specifically pro-life?  Well, I suppose so – if you come to that conclusion strictly by believing the following remarks (and similar remarks made occasionally in recent years) he gave to diplomats Jan. 8, as reported by the National Catholic Register: I think primarily of innocent children discarded even before they are born, unwanted at times simply because they are ill or...
  • PUTIN EQUATES COMMUNISM TO CHRISTIANITY

    01/16/2018 1:38:23 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 51 replies
    https://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/16/17 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent remarks made by Russian president Vladimir Putin: Russian president Vladimir Putin is making some waves with his recent statement equating communism to Christianity. He said that “communist ideology is very similar to Christianity,” crediting Soviet communism for preaching “freedom, brotherhood, equality.” Though he admitted that religious persecution took place under Soviet rule, he nonetheless lauded it for its ideological commitment to these ideals. Pope Francis himself said in 2016 that it has been noted many times that “it is the communists who think like Christians.” By that he meant the communists profess...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Marcellus, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/15/2018 9:05:00 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble THE NAME OF MARCELLUS is brought before us by the Calendar today—he was a successor of the glorious Hyginus in the papacy, and in martyrdom, and their Feasts fall in the same season of the year. Each Christmastide shows us these two Pontiffs offering their Keys in homage of our Jesus, the invisible Head of the Church they governed. In a few days hence, we shall find our Christmas list of Saints giving us the name of a third Pope and Martyr—Fabian. These three valiant Vicars of Christ are like the three generous Magi—they offered their riches...
  • Pope: It’s a sin if fear makes us hostile to migrants

    01/14/2018 7:30:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 83 replies
    AP ^ | jan. 14, 2018 | FRANCES D’EMILIO
    Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their “fully comprehensible” fears that these new arrivals might “disturb the established order” of local communities. At his invitation, several thousand migrants, refugees and immigrants from 49 countries joined Francis at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, a day the Catholic Church dedicated to the issues and contributions of those who leave homelands in hope of a better life.
  • How Possible Might it Be for RC's & Prot's, to Dialogue re the Stuff Triggered by Pope?

    01/04/2018 10:53:07 PM PST · by JockoManning · 264 replies
    Our household | 4 JAN 2018 | Jocko Manning
    Assumptions, understandings, impressions: 1. The Pope's results of his personality and goals appear to have created a massive and intense collection of controversial and probably more than a few unBiblical dynamics, assertions, policies, puzzle pieces currently in the RCC and on the wider global stage. 2. People of good Christian Biblical heart, values, intent, goals, feelings exist in the RCC and in Protestant circles. It 'ought' to be possible for them to be mutually supportive, iron-sharpening-iron; yoke-fellows in these dramatic and increasingly trying times. 3. What understandings, perspectives, deeds would the RCC's on FR wish to successfully transmit into the...