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  • Pope Francis Meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

    12/02/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 2, 2016 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).The...
  • Pope Francis meets Stephen Hawking at Vatican science conference

    11/30/2016 2:38:15 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 30, 2016 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Francis greets Stephen Hawking (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) The Pontiff addressed the meeting held by Pontifical Academy of Sciences Pope addressed experts, including Prof Stephen Hawking, at a session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (November 25-29) convened to discuss the impact of scientific knowledge and technology on people and the planet.The Pope told them that humanity does not own God’s gift of creation and has no right to pillage it“We are not custodians of a museum and its masterpieces that we have to dust off every morning, but rather collaborators in the conservation and development of the existence and biodiversity...
  • Pope Warns Trump: Do Not Back Away from UN Climate Pact – Pope Declares ‘Crisis of Climatic Change’

    11/29/2016 5:28:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 115 replies
    The Climate Depot ^ | 11/29/16 | Marc Morano
    Pope Francis has issued a climate change challenge directly to President Elect Trump. The Pope, in thinly veiled speech, urged Trump not to withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations Paris agreement reached in 2015. The UN treaty has been said by critics to be “history’s most expensive treaty’,” with a “cost of between $1 trillion and $2 trillion annually.” Pope Francis warned of the “crisis of climate change.” “The ‘distraction’ or delay in implementing global agreements on the environment shows that politics has become submissive to a technology and economy which seek profit above all else,” Francis said, in...
  • "Mind-boggling Stuff of Nightmare": Fr. Brian Harrison on Pope's Proselytism Comments

    11/28/2016 8:33:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 114 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 28,, 2016 | Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S
    "Proselytism among Christians, therefore, in itself, is a grave sin,” said Pope Francis. The journalist then asked, “Why?” “Because it contradicts the very dynamic of how to become and to remain Christian,” he said. “The Church is not a soccer team that goes around seeking fans.” It would be hard to conceive of a more superficial, more puerile, remark on relations with other Christian denominations. How much lower can the papacy sink - in terms of both cheap jibes that demean and dishonor the supreme office of Christ's Vicar on earth (lambasting an opposing position with a crude straw-man caricature...
  • Pope Francis Grieves Over The Death Of Excommunicated Atheist Dictator Fidel Castro

    11/26/2016 7:26:50 PM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 123 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/2016 | Russ Read
    Pope Francis sent his condolences following the death of infamous atheist and former Cuban President Fidel Castro Saturday. “I express to you my sentiments of grief,” said Francis in a message to Castro’s brother, President Raul Castro. He noted that he grieved over the “sad news” and would pray for the former dictator. Castro died Friday night at the age of 90. He was baptized Catholic and educated by the same Jesuit order to which Francis belongs. Despite his religious upbringing, Castro was a vocal atheist and declared Cuba an atheist state when he rose to power in 1959. He...
  • Pope Francis' "sorrow" at Fidel Castro's passing, and a look back at his 2015 visit to Cuba

    11/27/2016 1:51:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 27, 2016 | Augustinus
    On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his rest and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of that country. Francisco, PP....
  • Cardinals Burke, Pell officially removed from Congregation for Divine Worship (Catholic Caucus)

    11/25/2016 1:23:51 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 23, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    VATICAN, November 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinals Raymond Burke and George Pell will not remain members of the Congregation for Divine Worship, the Vatican has confirmed in a list of the liturgical office's new members. Burke and Pell are known for their Catholic orthodoxy and strongly pro-life and pro-marriage stances. Burke is one of the four cardinals who has formally requested that Pope Francis clarify whether Amoris Laetitia is at odds with Catholic moral teaching. After the cardinals' request went unanswered for two months, the cardinals went public with their concerns. Burke has said cardinals will need to make a...
  • Pope’s Envoy to Mexicans: Stop Marching Against Gay ‘Marriage’ and ‘Practice Dialog’ Instead

    11/24/2016 2:09:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/23/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – After months of successful pro-family marches protesting an attempt to amend the constitution to create homosexual “marriage,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic nuncio to Mexico has come with a perplexing message for Mexicans: Don’t march, but rather enter into “dialog” over the gay agenda. Archbishop Franco Coppola, a career diplomat with the Holy See who has served as nuncio to several African countries, arrived in Mexico on September 29. He soon began commenting on the struggle underway in the country over a proposed set of reforms by Mexican president Enrique Peńa Nieto to amend the constitution...
  • Rome is buzzing with questions on the four Cardinals’ objections to Amoris Laetitia

    11/21/2016 9:54:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 21, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    With many of the world’s cardinals gathered for the Consistory that added 17 to their number and the closed the Year of Mercy, Rome was abuzz with the story of the four Cardinals who presented a set of yes-or-no questions to the Pope seeking clarity on the Pope’s recent Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. At the reception for the three new American cardinals at the Pontifical North American College, each was asked about the so-called "dubia" and the Pope’s refusal to answer. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who recently had the media follow his war of words with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput over...
  • Francis Unhinged

    11/21/2016 5:35:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 19, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Now that four prominent cardinals have publicly queried Francis on whether, in promulgating Amoris Laetitia, he intends to contradict “sacred Scripture… the Tradition of the Church, [and] the existence of absolute moral norms,” Catholics who are committed to orthodoxy would appear to have two alternatives in their approach to this wayward Pope. The first alternative is a retreat into sheer papal positivism, declaring (as Jeff Mirus does) that “we have no certain way of knowing what is part of Tradition (big “T”) and what is only human tradition (small “t”) apart from the Magisterium of the Church—that is, the teaching...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all priests

    11/21/2016 8:37:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    AOL News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an "apostolic letter" after Sunday's close of the Church's "Holy Year of Mercy". He said he wanted to "restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life" but "there is no sin...
  • Italy: “Give us back our mosques or we will pray to Allah in the Vatican”

    11/20/2016 1:47:04 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/202106 | Robert Spencer
    The Pope should welcome them into the Vatican and give them a church to pray in. After all, he just said: “We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy. An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or their social class. An enemy because they think differently or even have a different faith.” The Pope doesn’t want to be thought of us...
  • Pope creates 17 new 'progressive' cardinals

    11/19/2016 10:54:58 PM PST · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 November 2016
    Pope Francis will create 17 new cardinals from across the globe Saturday in a time-honoured ceremony, elevating them to an elite body that advises and elects popes. Three of them are from the US, while others come from corners of the world where the Catholic Church needs a boost. Dressed in red robes, these "princes of the Church" will kneel before the pontiff to pledge their allegiance in a solemn ceremony known as a consistory. Thirteen of them are under 80 and therefore eligible to take part in the next secret conclave to elect or become the head of the...
  • POPE DECRIES 'VIRUS' OF POLARIZATION OVER RACE, FAITH

    11/20/2016 7:13:25 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2016 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis warned against what he called a "virus of polarization" and hostility in the world targeting people with different nationalities, races or beliefs, as he led a ceremony Saturday giving the Roman Catholic Church 17 new cardinals from six continents. The consistory ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica formally inducted the churchmen into the cardinals' ranks. Francis used his homily to caution the new "princes of the church," as cardinals are sometimes called, to guard against animosity creeping into the church as well, saying "we are not immune from this." The pope spoke of "our pitiful...
  • Pope Francis Dismisses Entire Membership of Pontifical Academy for Life

    11/19/2016 5:15:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 11/19/16 | Maike Hickson
    A shocking new piece of information comes to us from Germany, from the website Katholisches.info, which is principally run by the well-informed Vatican expert and loyal Catholic layman, Giuseppe Nardi. He reported on 18 November – the day before the controversial “non-existent” Consistory of Cardinals in Rome – that Pope Francis has decided to re-write the statutes of the Pontifical Academy for Life in a way which essentially re-makes this organization. Relying on a 5 November 2016 report published by the German branch of Vatican Radio, called Radio Vatikan, Nardi has published the new statutes of the Academy. Archbishop Vincenzo...
  • Pope decries 'epidemic of animosity' against immigrants and other faiths

    11/19/2016 6:14:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 4:09pm EST | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis on Saturday said an “epidemic of animosity” against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, striking a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism. Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope noted “how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant or a refugee become a threat, take on the status of an enemy…” “An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of...
  • 'Phantom' Pilgrims Fail to Bring Cash to Vatican

    11/19/2016 4:38:06 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 15 replies
    News24 ^ | November18, 2016 | N/A
    Rome -- The Vatican's Jubilee Year was supposed to draw 20 million Catholics to Rome, where hotels and restaurants were rubbing their hands with glee, waiting to cash in. But two days before the closure of Pope Francis's special Year of Mercy, a disgruntled hospitality trade has slammed it as a flop. "We were expecting much more than this. We did even worse than last year," said Antonio Calicchia, who owns a traditional restaurant a few hundred metres from Saint Peter's Square. "We heard some 20 million pilgrims would be coming to Rome. Where did they hide?" he quipped, bitterly....
  • “Boiling with Rage”: Francis Reacts to Dubia on Amoris Laetitia

    11/18/2016 9:20:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    novusordowatch.org ^ | November 18, 2016 | novusordowatch.org
    The neverending drama about Amoris Laetitia continues. The formal request submitted by “Cardinals” Caffarra, Meisner, Burke, and Brandmuller for clarification of five specific points in the infernal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (the so-called dubia, or “doubts”), was released to the public this past Monday, since for almost two months the “Sovereign Pontiff” had refused to give them the courtesy of a response. “Cardinal” Burke added more fuel to the fire by saying in a follow-up interview that the next step would be to confront Francis with a “formal act of correction” should he persist in his errors. Clearly, Francis is not...
  • In wake of rejection of dubia Pope cancels meeting with cardinals

    11/18/2016 8:39:10 AM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    EWTN Great Britain ^ | November 17, 2016 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    In an unprecedented development in the post Vatican II Church Pope Francis has cancelled his meeting with the world's cardinals at the consistory he convoked to take place on Saturday 19th November. The Holy Father's surprise decision follows the unusual step he has taken not to respond to the dubia -- the five questions --- submitted to him by senior cardinals to clarify confusion arising from his post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. A consistory is a formal meeting of the college of cardinals convoked and chaired by the pope that are usually conducted in secret, though can be held in public....
  • Incredible - Sandro Magister reveals: A Banana-Republic Gestapo for Francis: Either Defend Amoris La

    11/17/2016 9:23:10 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 15, 2016 | N/A
    You will not believe the ridiculousness of it all, but Bergoglioland has finally reached full Banana Republic status. Pope Francis, the Anastasio Somoza of Adultery, the Papa Doc of Sinful Cohabitation, has under him now a Secret "Police", the Osservatorio per l'Attuazione della Riforma della Chiesa di Papa Francesco (OARCPF - Observatory for the Implementation of the Church Reform of Pope Francis) sending our e-mail letters of official tone to professors in Roman institutions demanding them to teach Amoris Laetitia according to the mind of the Pope (that is, Holy Communion to public adulterers and fornicators) -- or (the...
  • Cardinal Burke Threatens ‘Formal Act of Correction’ if Pope Francis Doesn’t Clarify Doctrine

    11/17/2016 7:42:03 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11-16-2016 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Cardinal Raymond Burke has insisted that Pope Francis must clarify serious doctrinal doubts arising from his teaching letter Amoris Laetitia, or the Cardinal will be forced to initiate "a formal act of correction of a serious error." In September, four top Catholic cardinals including Burke wrote a private letter to Pope Francis asking him to clarify five serious doctrinal doubts proceeding from his 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) concerning Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, the indissolubility of marriage, and the proper role of conscience. When the Pope failed to reply to the Cardinals' letter,...
  • War on the Church: Pope Francis Visits Seven Ex-Priests Who Have Married

    11/14/2016 12:35:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | November 13, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    he papal remedy of Misericordina is not a cure. It is bestowed upon some, some not. This is decided according to how the affected parties will fit into the papal line. Last Friday, the Pope visited seven former priests, who were laicized, and allowed to marry. Not participating were the defenders of the Sacrament of marriage and the Church's moral teachings. At least not those who turned in public appeals with the requests to Pope Francis, to correct the controversial passages of the Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris laetitia or completely withdraw the letter (Katholisches.info reported). On the previous Friday, there were...
  • Six new Beatitudes proposed by Pope Francis

    11/08/2016 2:30:55 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 8 Nov 16 | Staff Writer
    The Pope has offered a new list of Beatitudes at a Catholic Mass in Malmo, Sweden. At the Mass, which took place at the conclusion of his ecumenical trip to the country, Pope Francis highlighted the lives of the Swedish saints Elizabeth Hesselblad and Bridget of Vadstena. The best description of the saints, their “identity card”, the Pope said, is found in the Beatitudes from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, which begins, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” New situations require new energy and a new commitment, he said, and then offered a new list of Beatitudes for modern...
  • WikiLeaks Bombshell: The Soros/Clinton/Vatican Partnership

    11/05/2016 3:50:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 147 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    Thanks to WikiLeaks, we learn that in preparation for the U.S. Papal September visit, the Vatican proactively sought input from the most radical fringe of the Democratic Left. Is this Pope Francis’ idea of his peaceful ‘dialogue and encounter? All roads to the Francis Vatican lead back to George Soros. The secret roadmap is provided by both the WikiLeaks’ release of John Podesta emails and DCLeaks documents from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. These emails corroborate that Soros operatives are collaborating with top Vatican cardinals, at the behest of George Soros. In August 2016, DCLeaks documents hacked from Soros’ Open...
  • Heresy (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    11/01/2016 8:26:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    catholicessentials.net ^ | unknown | catholicessentials.net
    Heresy consists in the formal denial or doubt by a baptized person of any revealed truth of the Catholic Faith; as a crime it consists of the outward and pertinacious manifestation of the sin. As we can see below, Scripture speaks frequently of heresy entering the Church. We can also see that heresy is possible even with a Pope. In that case, the Pope is immediately ejected from the Church and papal infallibility no longer applies. See quotes below. References to Heresy in Scripture: Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you...
  • Shakeup at Congregation for Divine Worship Described as a “Purge” [Catholic Caucus]

    10/31/2016 8:36:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 31, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    As several outlets have now reported, on 28 October 2016 – just before his going to Lund, Sweden – Pope Francis replaced all the members of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. That is the dicastery currently (but perhaps only temporarily) headed by Cardinal Robert Sarah. Several Catholic authors from around the world – clergy and laymen alike – have responded with a measure of indignation about this unprecedented papal decision. Many see the shakeup as a sign that the pope disapproves of Cardinal Sarah’s recent attempts to encourage priests to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice...
  • Martin Luther to be canonized

    10/30/2016 7:43:54 PM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Eccles and Bosco ^ | Oct. 16, 2016 | Mr. Eccles
    Sunday, 16 October 2016 Martin Luther to be canonized As part of the celebrations of the Reformation, and to mark his excellent relations with the Lutherans - "After all, they're far more Catholic than the German cardinals Kasper, Marx, and their cronies" - Pope Francis has agreed to canonize Martin Luther himself.
  • Pope Francis: ‘God promised the land to the people of Israel’

    10/26/2016 11:27:37 AM PDT · by zlando
    Europe-Israel News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jpost
    "we've all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking - and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging."
  • Pope CalvinLuther institutes the dogma of Total Depravity

    10/25/2016 7:35:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | October 25, 2016
    Can we at least agree that a Lutheran cannot be pope? HERE Francis yesterday continued his twisting of the One True Faith by demonstrating, once again, that Calvinist/Lutheran theology is at the core of his own false religion. All the “mercy” that Francis talks about is NOT the mercy of God, but rather a false mercy, because it is grounded in this false idea of Total Depravity. You absolutely MUST understand Total Depravity, and why it is false, if you want to make sense of how Francis operates. First, here are the comments from yesterday: HERE “Behind an attitude of...
  • Priest tells Fox news he was “upset” Clinton cited Pope Francis to justify some of her positions

    10/23/2016 1:35:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 22, 2016
    October 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Once again a leading opponent of Catholic moral teachings, this time Hillary Clinton, has cited Pope Francis to give credibility to her actions. In a Fox news interview, Fr. Gerald Murray gives clear reasons why some of Clinton's remarks at the Al Smith dinner were highly inappropriate and that she should have used the event to publicly disown the anti-Catholic bigotry in her staff emails revealed by Wikileaks. Fr. Murray said, "there should have been a statement" by Mrs. Clinton "right at the start" of her remarks at the Al Smith dinner, "saying, 'I disown everything that was read in...
  • Wikileaks: The Dems Visit the Vatican

    10/21/2016 10:41:32 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 24 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 21 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:hms@sandlerfoundation.org To: ses@sandlerfoundation.org, james@sandlerfoundation.org Date: 2015-06-22 18:26 Subject: FW: PICO: Vatican Visit I thought you might find this of interest. From: Knaebel, Sergio Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 12:58 PM To: Sandler, Herbert Subject: FW: PICO: Vatican Visit Herb, In case you did not get this from Steve. Sergio Knaebel Grant Director Sandler Foundation sknaebel@sandlerfoundation.org From: Scott Reed [mailto:sreed@piconetwork.org] Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:39 AM To: Knaebel, Sergio Subject: PICO: Vatican Visit Hi Sergio: I just sent a note to Steve with this summary of our visit to the Vatican. I look forward to talking soon. PICO sent a...
  • A Vatican enemies list?

    10/20/2016 9:11:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 19, 2016 | Phil Lawler
    Last week the Vatican Insider—ordinarily a solid source of news and reasonable analysis from Rome—published a remarkable piece with an inflammatory headline, “Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin.” The article is troubling, for several reasons: +The article seeks to convey the impression that there is a conspiracy against Pope Francis. “The attack against Francis is global,” the authors write, a bit breathlessly. +The authors lump together disparate groups and individuals, with very different ideas and priorities, as if they formed a united front of opposition to the papacy. All those who have questioned public statements by Pope Francis are...
  • As Papal Criticism Mounts, Vatican Insiders Fire Back

    10/19/2016 6:41:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 19, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    A thrown knife plunges menacingly into the wall. A handgun slides in from off-screen to fire a warning shot. Words of caution appear on the screen: “The only thing I can tell you is to watch your step.” When I was a young boy playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, silly warnings like these told me I was hot on the trail of the villain. And now, thirty years later, these same images come immediately to mind after reading Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi’s flailing, indignant riposte to papal critics in the October 16 edition of Vatican Insider....
  • Why Pope Francis Is A False-Prophet [Catholic]

    10/15/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 10/14/16 | Fr. Jerome
    Today I present to you a post from Fr. Jerome entitled: Why Pope Francis Is A False-Prophet. Fr. Jerome is a pseudonym. Due to the times in which we lives, this has become necessary.The subject matter is difficult, but he has handled it in a very careful manner and it needs to be read. Fr. Carota was never shy about tackling subjects that were difficult. In fact, he received a lot of flack for doing just that. This is something that we need to think about carefully and something that should drive us to our knees beseeching God to have...
  • Christians who reject all refugees are 'hypocrites,' pope says

    10/13/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 72 replies
    Catholic News ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like "the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions." "This is not something I've read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day," Pope Francis said. Answering questions from young people in the group Oct. 13, the pope said, "the sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy," which is precisely what is happening when someone...
  • Pope says Jesus won't kick gays out of heaven

    10/02/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 129 replies
    Wells Fargo Pioneer ^ | 10/02/2016 | Reuters Media
    Pope Francis said on Sunday that homosexuals and transsexuals should be treated with respect but that teaching gender theory is unacceptable "indoctrination" of young people. "When a person (who is gay) arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, 'Go away because you are homosexual,'" Francis said.
  • Unlike Italy, Pope Backs Anti-Gay Marriage Push in Mexico

    09/25/2016 1:38:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/25/16 | Inés San Martín
    After having sat out an Italian debate in May over the legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples, Pope Francis broke his silence on Sunday by coming out in support of Mexico's Catholic bishops in their efforts to derail a push for gay marriage.ROME-After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. “I join willingly the Bishops of Mexico in supporting the efforts of the Church and civil...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: - II of III

    09/22/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper & Catholic Family News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Michael J. Matt, Christopher Ferrara & John Vennari
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis Part II of III "As you revealed in your manifesto (Evangelii gaudium, 94), you are filled with contempt for tradition-minded Catholics, whom you rashly accuse of “self-absorbed Promethean neopelagianism” and of “feel[ing] superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past.” You even ridicule a “supposed soundness of doctrine or discipline” because, according to you, it “leads instead to a narcissistic and authoritarian elitism, whereby instead of evangelizing, one analyzes and classifies others…” A Joint Statement from The Remnant and Catholic Family...
  • DCLeaks Bombshell: The Soros/{POPE}Francis Alliance Confirmed

    09/21/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by drpix · 37 replies
    remnantnewspaper.com ^ | 9/19/16 | Elizabeth Yore
    The drip, drip, drip of more leaked Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) documents surfaced in the DCLeaks website to illustrate the ongoing unholy alliance between George Soros and Pope Francis. The Pope appears in the weekly OSF reports as the subject of laudatory and strategic accounts of papal pronouncements and actions promoting Soros’ ‘new normal’ of massive Muslim migration in Europe. While Francis seems oblivious, even the DCLeaks hackers recognize the treacherous and manipulative Soros as a monstrous global threat. DCLeaks introduces its infamous subject accordingly...
  • Pope Francis: War Is Satan's Work, "There Is No God Of War"

    09/20/2016 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    On the 30th annual World Day of Prayer, Pope Francis met with leaders of the world’s religions to pray for peace, insisting that “God is a God of Peace.” “There is no god of war,” Francis proclaimed during morning Mass, celebrated in the chapel of his residence in the Vatican. War is the work of the “Evil one, the devil, who wants to kill everyone,” the Pope said in preparation for a day dedicated to praying for peace.
  • Pope Francis: Hospitality to Refugees Is ‘Our Greatest Security’ Against Terrorism

    09/18/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 109 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Sep 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has urged Europeans to take in more refugees, asserting that the best way to combat terrorism is by warmly welcoming migrants and helping them integrate into the “European context.” In a meeting with hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools in the Vatican on Saturday, Francis told his hearers that authentic hospitality “is our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism.” With your help, the Pope said, “the Church will be able to respond more fully to the human tragedy of refugees through acts of mercy that promote their integration into the European context and beyond.”
  • Pope: welcoming refugees helps keeps us safe from terrorism

    09/17/2016 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies
    AP via Lexington Reader ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has encouraged Europeans to welcome refugees, calling authentic hospitality "our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism." Francis Saturday spoke to alumni of Jesuit schools in Europe who were in Rome for a conference on refugees. The pope said: "I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm welcome."
  • A Vatican That Can't Be Trusted

    09/15/2016 10:19:08 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.onepeterfive.com ^ | September 15, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Information, disinformation, truths, half-truths and lies all seem to be jumbled up in the communication strategy of the Holy See. The history of the Church is being written through interviews, improvised discourses, articles on semi-official blogs and media-rumours, leaving the field wide open to all interpretations possible and giving rise to the suspicion that the confusion is deliberate. Two recent examples. The first regards the expulsion of the President of the IOR (the Vatican Bank), Ettore Gotti Tedeschi in 2012. In Benedict XVI’s latest book “Last Conversations” with Peter Seewald, the “Pope Emeritus” takes responsibility himself for Gotti Tedeschi’s dismissal,...
  • A Bizarre Papal Move

    09/15/2016 7:00:21 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    https://www.thecatholicthing.org ^ | September 14, 2016 | Robert Royal
    So now we know. We knew before, really, but didn’t have explicit confirmation. The long, agonizing slog, however, is finally over: from Pope Francis’ invitation to Cardinal Kasper to address the bishops in Rome in February of 2014 to the pope’s letter last week to some Argentinean bishops affirming guidelines they had developed in a joint document that, in “exceptional cases,” people divorced and remarried (living in an “adulterous” relationship as we believed for 2000 years in Western Christianity), may receive Holy Communion. This whole affair is bizarre. No other word will do. As I wrote on this page many...
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/14/2016 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 04:15, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | By ZOIE O'BRIEN
    MUSLIMS want to eradicate Christianity and conquer Europe - the Catholic cardinal tipped to be the next POPE has incredibly claimed. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who...
  • Cardinal rejects preference for Christian refugees

    09/11/2016 3:39:55 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 6 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 11/9/2016 | CG
    Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Woelki, accuses the CSU of creating a split in society. With their demands for limits on refugees or a preference for immigrants from the Western Christian culture the party contributes to even greater polarization and...
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Pope Benedict thinks homosexual network in Vatican could have reformed under his successor.

    09/07/2016 3:21:47 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 16 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/9/2016 | CG
    The Pope who resigned in 2013 for reasons of age Pope also confirms rumours of a homosexual old boy network in the Vatican. Such had been there during his pontificate, and he had smashed it.
  • Pope Benedict attacks the decadence of the Church in Germany

    09/07/2016 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 9 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/9/2016 | CG
    At 8 pm, the Swiss Guards closed the gates of the Pope's summer palace in Castel Gandolfo. Then they left their posts. So they demonstrated on 28 February 2013 that Benedict XVI was now Supreme Pontiff emeritus, a Pope retired. Benedict retired to a convent in the Vatican and vowed to continue to live like a monk and leave the field to the successor. Benedict however cracks open the doors again this Friday...