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  • THE POPE: HATS OFF!!!

    03/22/2017 10:29:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 1 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/22/17 | 3/22/17
    The Pope, exposed by a 3-year-old girl!!! The video is hilarious ... Estella Westrick was in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City when she was lucky enough to meet Pope Francis, and she clearly wanted a souvenir ... so she grabbed his hat. The Pope was super cool, and laughed it off.
  • German Newspaper Investigates Mysterious Trust Connected to Order of Malta [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 11:17:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Germany’s mass-selling Bild newspaper has reported that the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accepted a 30 million Swiss franc donation ($31 million) on behalf of the Order from what Bild calls “a dubious trust” in Geneva. Boeselager denies any wrongdoing. The Grand Chancellor told the newspaper that over a seven-year period, the Order would be drawing 30 million Swiss francs from the fund, which Bild calls by its acronym CPVG. So far, the Order has received 3 million francs from the trust, whose existence the Register first brought to public attention in January....
  • Pro-Abort Speaker at Vatican Conf: Pope has ‘Done More’ for Global Warming Movement than Anyone

    03/15/2017 5:48:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/14/17 | Claire Chretien
    VATICAN, March 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The father of the population control movement, Paul Ehrlich, told a Vatican conference that he thinks Pope Francis is "the person in the world [who] has done more" than others to "initiate work" to fight climate change. Ehrlich was a speaker at the Biological Extinction conference, sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Pro-life Catholics expressed concern over Ehrlich being invited to present. He holds many views contrary to the Catholic Church's teaching, including support for forced abortion and sterilization.Ehrlich has made inflammatory statements about the hierarchy...
  • Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly

    03/15/2017 6:29:30 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly
  • Vatican deal with China could worsen persecution, Christians warn Pope Francis

    03/12/2017 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Bogle · 6 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 11 March, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Christian persecution in China could worsen if the communist nation strikes a deal with the Vatican on ordaining Chinese bishops, some Christian watchdog groups have warned Pope Francis.
  • Francis' falsified footnotes: He mangles the Church Fathers, too [Catholic Caucus]

    03/03/2017 10:08:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 3, 2017 | Confitebor
    By this stage of Francis' pontificate, faithful Catholics have become all too familiar with the Pope's tendency to misquote and wrest the words of the Holy Gospel and of previous Magisterial documents not only in his "off the cuff" allocutions, homilies, and interviews, but even in his formal, prepared documents. It only makes sense that, as we shall see below, the Pope shows the same disrespect for the Church Fathers. The cite one of the most egregious manglings of the Church's previous Magisterium: While all the faithful are rightly outraged or troubled by his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia's infamous Footnote...
  • Report: Some Cardinals Want Pope Francis to Resign, Fear Schism Worse Than The Reformation

    03/03/2017 3:46:36 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/2/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    According to a report in The London Times and best selling Catholic author and journalist Antonio Socci, about 12 cardinals who have supported Pope Francis since his election in March 2013 now fear that his controversial reforms may cause a schism in the Church, and so they hope to pressure the Pope to resign. "A large part of the cardinals who voted for him is very worried and the curia ... that organized his election and has accompanied him thus far, without ever disassociating itself from him, is cultivationg the idea of a moral suasion to convince him to retire,"...
  • Pope Will Meet EU Leaders and Tell Them: ‘Tear Down The Walls’

    03/03/2017 7:41:56 AM PST · by davikkm · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis will meet with the leaders of all EU nations at the Vatican on March 24 ahead of the bloc’s special summit in Rome, Vatican sources said Thursday. The March 25 summit will mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s founding treaty. The pontiff will meet the leaders in the afternoon, the sources said.
  • POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS EUROPE’S ANCIENT WALLS AGAINST ISLAM

    02/24/2017 8:32:43 PM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    FPM ^ | February 24, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.”  Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants), and literally—including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.” Francis reiterated his second point a few...
  • Francis Enablers Throwing In The Towel? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/02/2017 12:36:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    The Deus Ex Machina Blog ^ | March 2, 2017 | S. Armaticus
    As my loyal reader are aware, I have been picking up signals (DATA POINTS) that suggest Francis’ bishopric of Rome is coming to an end for about a year now. In an earlier post, I cited a Life Site News post that suggested that the Francis enablers, i.e. The Gallen Mafia and Team Bergoglio, gave Francis a limited amount of time to “change” the post-conciliar church. Now an article appears in the London Times, via the EWTN British website with the following headline: Pro Pope Francis cardinals want him to resign to avoid schism, reports the Times of London The...
  • Pope cuts penalties for paedophile priests

    02/26/2017 6:30:09 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 54 replies
    http://www.dailymail ^ | 25 February 2017 | ISOBEL FRODSHAM
    Pope Francis has been slammed by church officials and sex abuse survivors for cutting penalties for paedophile priests. The Pope is said to be applying his vision of a 'merciful church' to sex offenders by reducing punishments to weaker sentences, such as a lifetime of prayer and penance. It has been revealed by church officials that Pope Francis overruled advice given to him by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about two priests - allowing them to be punished by a lifetime of prayer.
  • Pope Francis Is Warned Against Betraying China's Underground Church

    02/24/2017 4:46:00 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 13 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 24 Feb 17 | Felix Codilla III
    Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong, has warned the Vatican against forging an agreement with the Chinese government that would grant it significant power over the Catholic Church in the country. Cardinal Zen has stated that he would consider any such deal a betrayal by the Holy See of the underground Catholic faithful in China. It is estimated that millions of Catholics in China are forced to worship underground as they refuse to register with the state's official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA). These "underground" Catholics recognize the authority of the Holy See and opt to worship...
  • President Trump Has Lunch With The Pope

    02/23/2017 10:26:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
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    President Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope accepted and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the Pontiff's hat off, right into the water. It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place. The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying "Never mind, boys, I'll get it." The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed...
  • Pope Francis Continues Push For One World Religion

    02/21/2017 8:43:29 AM PST · by Maudeen · 26 replies
    Prophecy Newswatch ^ | 2/21/2017 | Michael Snyder/End of the American Dream
    When I first started seeing headlines this week that claimed that Pope Francis said that "Muslim terrorism does not exist", I thought that it couldn't possibly be true. After all, who could possibly deny that Islamic radicals are engaged in terrorism? Within the last 30 days, there have been 127 Islamic terror attacks in a total of 25 different countries. And in 2016 global terror attacks set an all-time record high and were up 25 percent from the year before. Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1034#CKwUU5WbG4HG2IGE.99
  • Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’

    02/18/2017 6:39:12 PM PST · by kindred · 84 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/17 | Thomas D. Williams
    In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements. What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to...
  • Muslim terrorism does not exist - but the ecological crisis is real, the Pope tells conference on

    02/18/2017 9:18:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/18/17 | Rory Tingle
    Full title..........................Muslim terrorism does not exist - but the ecological crisis is real, the Pope tells conference on inequality ........................ Pope Francis insisted there are 'violent individuals in all peoples and religions' Said 'intolerant generalisations' would only make dangerous people stronger Letter is likely to be seen as a critique of President Trump's immigration policy
  • Bishop Schneider: Catholics are NOT called to blind obedience to the Pope [Catholic Caucus]

    02/18/2017 4:37:08 AM PST · by Petrosius · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 17, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    February 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Asked about the confusion in the Church today stemming directly from Pope Francis and how the faithful are to respond, a prominent Catholic bishop has said Catholics do not owe blind obedience to the Pope, adding that blind obedience is characteristic of a ‘dictatorship,’ not the Church. Kazakhstan Bishop Athanasius Schneider, one of the most prolific voices in the Church today seeking to defend the Catholic faith from anti-life and anti-family distortion, made the remarks in an interview with Rorate Caeli and Adelante la Fe. “As Catholics,” he said we have “to be submitted, (canonically)...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’

    02/17/2017 6:11:23 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.
  • 2016: The year Pope Francis finally showed his hand

    02/15/2017 6:12:00 AM PST · by richardtavor · 13 replies
    LifeSite ^ | January 3, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    ROME, January 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – 2016 marked a dramatic turning point in the pontificate of Pope Francis. It may be called the year of the great awakening, as more and more faithful Catholics and prelates, Cardinals included, came to a frightening understanding that there is a major problem with the current Pope. For the beginning years of his papacy, most, including LifeSite, gave Francis the benefit of the doubt. They repeatedly told themselves and others not to believe the media; that his words were being taken out of context or mistranslated; that he was just plain poor at doing...
  • The Vision of Satan and the High Priest...Zechariah pt 4

    The first three visions of Zechariah must have comforted the remnant of the nation of Israel, as they picked through the ruined walls of Jerusalem, once known as, “the city of the Great King”. Jerusalem was in ruins, in appearance she was far from being “the Joy of the Whole earth” , “the city of our God”, rather she was like a shattered and ruined widow, sitting in the ashes of her mourning. How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess...
  • The surprising real reason for the hate against Donald Trump

    02/07/2017 7:44:19 PM PST · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 3, 2017
    February 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Forget most of the complaints and accusations against Donald Trump you are hearing these days. There is a growing, ugly and violent war being waged against the Trump administration and conservatives in general. Most of that war is being orchestrated and funded by massively-financed elites of one general movement – the several decades old movement for an aggressively secular, borderless, de-populationist New World Order and world government. I strongly urge watching the video below produced by Remnant TV. It provides crucial context. I believe, based on all that I have seen, read and experienced for...
  • POPE FRANCIS MARKS “DAY FOR LIFE” WITH ABORTION LANGUAGE CONDEMNED BY JP II

    02/07/2017 3:17:22 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | February 7, 2017
    Pope Francis has marked the “day for life” in Italy by adopting the abortion lobby’s euphemism “interruption of pregnancy” in place of language that accurately describes the killing of unborn children. In his message the Holy Father does speak some welcome words, encouraging “courageous educational action in favour of human life” and reminding the gathered crowds that “every life is sacred”. Unfortunately rather than refer to abortion he adopts terminology used by the abortion industry. In fact, the form of words used by Pope Francis is specifically condemned by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae:“Especially in...
  • Italy police hunt authors of anti-pope posters

    02/06/2017 11:47:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    au.news.yahoo.com ^ | 2/7/17 | afp
    Rome (AFP) - Italian police were on the hunt Monday for the authors of anti-pope posters which have been slapped around Rome, amid suspicions the campaign may be linked to an arch-conservative wing of the Catholic Church. Dozens of the illegal fliers appeared mysteriously around the Italian capital Saturday picturing a stern-looking Pope Francis, a list of accusations against him, and the words "Where's your mercy?" -- turning the pontiff's call for a more merciful church back on him.
  • Wait and see? Pontiff to meet President in May

    02/06/2017 8:52:15 AM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Not long ago, Pope Francis said he would “wait and see” before coming to any conclusions on Donald Trump. He won’t have to wait too long, according to Christopher Lamb in the Catholic journal The Tablet. The pontiff and the president will first confer on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Sicily, scheduled for May: The first meeting between the Pope and President Donald Trump may take place at the end of May, when the US president travels to Italy for a summit of world leaders. According to diplomatic sources, Mr Trump will meet Francis during the visit. The...
  • Church in revolt at pope’s ‘blessing’ of Islam’s expansion in Europe

    02/06/2017 8:18:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 02/06/2017
    Several leaders in the Catholic Church are openly challenging what they say is Pope Francis’s decision to condone the rapid spread of Islam in Europe. “[T]hey are not refugees, this is an invasion, they come here with cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’, they want to take over,” said Laszlo Kiss Rigo, head of the Catholic Hungarian southern community. Rigo “belongs to a growing branch of Catholic leaders who refuse to see the future belonging to Islam in Europe,” Giulio Meotti wrote for Gatestone Institute on Jan. 29. “They speak in open opposition to Pope Francis, who does not seem too impressed...
  • Pope prepares video message for Super Bowl

    02/05/2017 9:37:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 136 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 Feb 2017
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Look out, Lady Gaga. The pope is joining the Super Bowl frenzy. Pope Francis has recorded a video message that will be shown during Sunday's Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. A Vatican spokesman says the message is expected to be played on the screen at NRG Stadium in Houston either before the game or during the first quarter. In the message, the pope says he hopes the Super Bowl will be "a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world." Francis is an avid sports fan who often...
  • Vatican event features array of population controllers - and, it seems, no expert to counter them

    02/04/2017 8:32:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jeanne Smits
    International outrage is growing after the Vatican extended an invitation to population control pundit Paul Ehrlich to speak at a February 27-March 1 workshop on “Biological Extinction.” Ehrlich, a supporter of forced sterilization and forced abortion, has epitomized the “ecologist’s” position for decades in his apocalyptic (and false) predictions about the effects of population growth. Sponsored and organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS), the three-day conference also includes other controversial speakers besides Ehrlich, author of the Population Bomb. Several presenters have similar, if less well-known pedigrees, as proponents of population...
  • Unheard-of since the Papal States fell: Rome covered in posters critical of the Pope

    02/04/2017 5:14:10 AM PST · by Petrosius · 55 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 4, 2017
    Rome woke up this Saturday with something quite new, and very old, in its streets: posters throughout the City (in the style of the old "pasquinate") critical of the Pope. In English, from the Romanesco-inspired Italian: Ah Francis, you have intervened in Congregations, removed priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of the Immaculate, ignored Cardinals... but where is your mercy? These were common at the time of the Papal States (before the fall of Porta Pia and the full unification of Italy in 1870): not for religious reasons, but rather for political complaints, since the Popes...
  • Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation (Catholic Caucus)

    01/28/2017 2:36:21 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    America Magazine ^ | January 26, 2017 | Gerard O'Connell
    Pope Francis has ordered a review of “Liturgiam Authenticam,” the controversial decree behind the most recent translations of liturgical texts from Latin into English and other languages. The commission, established by the pope just before Christmas, is also tasked with examining what level of decentralization is desirable in the church on matters such as this. The mixed commission includes bishops from all the continents. Significantly, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, to be its president. The English-born archbishop is the number two official at the...
  • Catholics Ask Trump to Probe Soros-Obama-Clinton Conspiracy at Vatican

    01/30/2017 10:41:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    New American ^ | January 28, 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Did billionaire speculator George Soros, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama/Clinton adviser John Podesta conspire to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and replace him with a radical, Pope Francis? Did they use America's intelligence agencies, and our nation's diplomatic machinery, political muscle, and financial power to coerce and blackmail "regime change" in the Roman Catholic Church? Far from being some wild conspiracy theory, there is sound prima facie evidence to indicate that this is a serious effort to expose a political scandal of the highest order, involving flagrant, criminal abuse of...
  • Grass-Roots Leaders to Gather in California at Invitation of Vatican

    01/28/2017 5:46:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/26/17 | Dennis Sadowski
    Pope Francis has called for a World Meeting of Popular Movements February 16-19 in Modesto, California. More than 600 people -- whom the pope calls protagonists, meaning people facing everyday struggles -- from throughout the United States will be attending to discuss poverty, racism, housing and immigration.WASHINGTON, D.C. - For 27 years, Pat Campbell-Williams has worked on Detroit’s West Side, organizing her neighbors to tackle tough economic justice issues. It’s good work, she acknowledged, but she didn’t know if anyone cared beyond the city limits. Pope Francis changed her outlook. Campbell-Williams, 60, co-founder of MOSES - Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 4:23:49 AM PST · by JosephJames · 44 replies
    SpiritualFood Blog ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, It is very important to not only pray a lot but also to keep our eyes open for the very powerful and devastating traps of Satan, which are very well camouflaged and disguised “as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). Due to the greatest lack of prayer and lack of regard for the holy Laws of God today, we have given great influence to the “powers of evil” (CCC 409) to be able do deceive us! A great number of people today have taken the easy way of “ignorance is bliss”, imagining that the truth and reality are...
  • Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate

    01/24/2017 2:26:26 PM PST · by nanetteclaret · 24 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    ... Within a few short months of Argentine Bergoglio’s papal election, the Soros inner circle was firmly entrenched at the Vatican, calling the shots, drafting documents, setting the Soros political agenda with the power and moral persuasion of the Vatican. The global eco movement finally found their critical missing component, the voice of moral authority. ... As the recent WIKILEAKS Soros data dump demonstrates, the billionaire Soros’ tentacles entangle policies and create chaos in countries around the globe through his legions of operatives at his Open Society philanthropies. ... Although Open Society funds radical Catholic groups, Soros was unable to...
  • Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

    01/21/2017 10:39:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2017 10:23 PM EST
    Pope Francis says he’ll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him. In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El Pais, Francis says he doesn't like “judging people early. We’ll see what Trump does.” Asked about populist-style political leaders emerging in the United States and Europe, Francis warned against seeking a savior in times of crisis. …
  • FAQ on the Pope's Authority for Baffled Catholics and Softly Snickering Protestants

    01/17/2017 11:21:52 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 16, 2017 | John Zmirak
    Pope Francis warned us that he wanted to “make a mess” in the church, and at the moment, he seems to be making good on that promise. In still-fresh 2017, we have seen: The pope’s close advisor, Rev. Antonio Spadaro, who edits the quasi-official Vatican journal La Civilta Cattolica, defend Pope Francis’s apparent defiance of the infallible Council of Trent on divorce and remarriage, by explaining that in theology, “2+2=5.” No one knows quite what that means, but perhaps that’s the point. The bishops of Malta have published a set of guidelines for Holy Communion based on Pope Francis’s ambiguous...
  • Pope Admits to 'Darkness' In Own Faith

    01/16/2017 5:23:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/17 | AFP
    Guidonia (Italy) (AFP) - Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values. "At certain times, I have also encountered moments of darkness in my faith and that faith decreased a lot, but with a little bit of time we rediscover it," the Pointiff told parishioners after saying mass in a village near Rome. "Some days we can't see faith, everything is in darkness. "Yesterday, for example, I christened 13 children in areas devastated by earthquakes and there was...
  • Preliminary To Armeggedon...Paris conference January 15

    An event is occurring today which portends to be one of the last preliminaries to the shattering events outlined in the book of Revelation, and the end of the world as we now it. The event is the opening of a new Embassy, the Palestinian Embassy in Vatican City. This will be the opening of the first Palestinian Embassy in the European Union. The main characters in this scenario are Pope Francis and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian State and the Vatican. Mahmoud Abbas is the recognized President of the Palestinian State. The State has been designated by The U.N. and...
  • Pope to grant P.A. leader Abbas an audience at the Vatican

    01/12/2017 1:27:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/12/2017 | Christine Williams
    Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican at some point this year. Israel was angered by the accord, which came two years after the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. Pope Francis has also called Abbas “an angel of peace.” Abbas is a vicious man who incites Israel was angered by the accord, which came two years after the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. Relations with the Jewish state were also strained by Francis describing Abbas...
  • Pope Francis to host Abbas on Saturday

    01/10/2017 6:18:21 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Pope Francis will grant Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit. It will be the third time Francis has met Abbas following an encounter during the pontiff's 2014 trip to the Holy Land and the Palestinian leader's 2015 visit to the Vatican to attend a canonization ceremony for two Palestinian nuns. Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the...
  • BOMBSHELL EWTN INTERVIEW....

    01/08/2017 9:53:51 AM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | January 7, 2017 | Manhound
    Today's interview, from Raymond Arroyo's World Over Live, is a great indication on where the center of gravity is now moving within the ranks of the knowledgable Catholic faithful. The interview was with author and apologist Robert Royal and canon lawyer and priest Gerald Murray. I think it's fair to say that all (including Arroyo) were highly critical of Francis and the recent direction of his pontificate in the wake of Amoris Laetitia.
  • Our Lady of Fatima & the 3rd secret - Fr. Kramer

    01/07/2017 10:34:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/3/16 | Fr. Paul Kramer
    A Pope under the power of the devil and the message of Our Lady. DYHP Radio Station, Cebu City, Dec.27, 2015 with Atty. Bacalso
  • Vatican: Catholics now recognize Martin Luther as a ‘witness to the gospel’ [Cath/Prot] Caucus

    01/06/2017 8:06:18 AM PST · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 5, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    A newly released document from the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Christian Unity promotes the upcoming January 18-25 ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ with the theme ‘Reconciliation: The love of Christ compels us.’ Encouraging commemorations in all dioceses of the world, the Pontifical Council notes the theme is drawn from the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In 2017, it says, “Lutheran and Catholic Christians will for the first time commemorate together the beginning of the Reformation.” The text also states that “Catholics are now able to hear Luther’s challenge for the Church of today, recognizing him as a ‘witness...
  • Terminally ill Army sergeant, who used military grit to meet pope, dies

    01/03/2017 10:37:25 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 77 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 01/03/2017 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cheryl Tobin, a former master sergeant with the U.S. Army who used her military might to flag down the pope for a blessing, died in her sleep New Year’s Eve. She was 48. Terminally ill with a rare form of cancer, Tobin went on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in May thanks to the generosity, prayers and assistance of many people who wanted to help her fulfill her dream. Despite the fatigue that came from radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgery, Tobin was able to climb the Holy Stairs on her knees, climb to the top...
  • Is Pope Francis aware of the gravity of the dubia situation? [Catholic Caucus]

    01/01/2017 9:16:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | December 30, 2016 | Andrew Parrish
    ROME (katolisches.info) – The painful tension of doubt grows stronger with each day that Pope Francis refuses to answer the questions posed by the “Four Cardinals” regarding His Holiness’ statement on marriage, Amoris Laetitia. The doubt itself has metastasized dramatically since the “dubia” letter’s release two months ago. As Church hierarchy continues to publicly declare allegiance with one or the other side, giving strength to the impression of a fractured Church, the unnecessary viciousness of Papal confidants’ rebukes to the Four, strange rumors of a Pope “boiling with rage,” a “police-state Vatican atmosphere,” and Francis apparently declaring he will “go...
  • Spiegel: Now Even Pope Supporters Are Distancing Themselves

    12/28/2016 1:12:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Rome (kath.net) "Francis is increasingly lonely, weakened by resistance in the curia and the loss of courage to change in undermining the foundation." The "Spiegel" in a Christmas article describes the appearance of Pope Francis critically. "Bergoglio, whom they elected in 2013, they do not recognize many in the Francis of 2016", the magazine speaks to a confidant of the Pope. "Spiegel" - Rome correspondent, Walter Mayr then declares that even pope-followers are now distancing themselves. According to the magazine, the past Holy Year in Rome also fell far short of expectations, the conversion of the curia is only progressing...
  • Resistance to Vatican reform inspired by the devil, Pope Francis tells Curia

    12/22/2016 5:17:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 22 Dec 16 | Josephine McKenna
    In his annual Christmas address to the Vatican bureaucracy, Pope Francis on Thursday (Dec. 22) warned that those engaged in “malicious resistance” to the reform of the Roman Curia are inspired by the devil. It marked the third consecutive year that the pope has slammed the highest levels of the Catholic Church’s administration in his annual holiday greeting at the Vatican. In his address this year, Francis urged the prelates who work with him to undergo “permanent conversion and purification” to modernize the church and serve it better. “Without a change of mentality, efforts at practical improvement will be...
  • Christmas reminds us Jesus was migrant, like today's refugees, pope says

    12/16/2016 10:34:49 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 96 replies
    NOLA ^ | December 16, 2016 | Religion News Service
    As Pope Francis officially opened this year's Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square, he said Jesus was a "migrant" who reminds us of the plight of today's refugees.
  • Now the pope*’s calling traditional priests effeminate? (* FALSE pope)

    12/16/2016 3:35:48 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 30 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 13, A.D. 2016 | Jan Bentz
    By now, Catholics are used to it: Pope Francis speaks plainly, openly, and sometimes … yes, indeed, rudely. But then there are times when you just ask yourself: What is he trying to achieve? The Jesuit on the Chair of Peter regularly keeps journalists on their toes when he steps onto an airplane, for they – anybody for that matter – wait in suspense for whatever is going to come out of the Pope’s mouth during the in-flight press conferences. Because the words of Pope Francis are often thoughtless and rash at best, or abrasive and rude at worst, he...
  • How I Changed My Mind About Pope Francis (another one bites the dust)

    12/08/2016 5:39:35 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    First Things ^ | December 8, 2016 | Matthew Schmitz
    Anyone who has stumbled across a long-forgotten diary will understand the embarrassment a journalist feels when he reads his old work. The foolish attachments and false urgencies of the past are there in dry ink, defying the easy airbrushing of memory.Well, last night I decided to go through what I’d written on Francis since his election in March 2013. I will never forget the moment Francis walked out on the loggia at St. Peter’s. In instantaneous reaction, my friend Michael Brendan Dougherty tweeted the single word “No.” My response was different—a guarded but genuine “yes,” an instinctive attraction to...
  • Your Holiness, I Don't Count Your Warmism as a Sin

    12/07/2016 3:47:51 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 12/7/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Your Holiness, You are qualified to make moral judgments, to say "how to go to heaven" rather than "how the heavens go". It seems to be the people you have allowed to insinuate themselves into your isolation, who are manipulating you into imagining you have a moral imperative, about matters beyond your competence to evaluate. It is good to say it's a 'sin' to spread fake news. It's a matter of subjective cuplpability -- your really don't know that you don't know. However, this isn't helping anyone to get to heaven.