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  • [Catholic Caucus] Papal confidant: Pope Francis allowed communion for adulterers ‘in a discreet way’

    08/21/2017 4:09:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    A close papal adviser and the rumored ghostwriter of Amoris Laetitia said Pope Francis allowed Communion for adulterers "in a discreet way" through the document's most controversial footnote.  Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, the author of Heal Me With Your Mouth: The Art of Kissing and the rector of the Catholic University in Buenos Aires, made the comments in the theological journal of the Latin American bishops. In the same article, he admitted that the pope's attempts to change sacramental practice to allow sacrilege failed at being subtle.   "Entitled 'Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia: What Remains After the Storm,' it gives Fernández’s most systematic defense of...
  • Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

    08/21/2017 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Cyclops08 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 08/21/2017 | NICOLE WINFIELD
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  • POPE: Rights of Migrants Trump National Security Concerns

    08/21/2017 4:34:49 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 8/21/2017 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged countries on Monday to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
  • Evangelical Trump supporters want meeting with Pope Francis

    08/07/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Courier ^ | August 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump on Monday requested a meeting with Pope Francis over a recent critical article in a Vatican-vetted journal. Johnnie Moore, a leader of Trump’s evangelical advisory board and a spokesman for some of its members, said he sent the request to Rome in response to an article published last month that accused some American Catholics of building an alliance of “hate” with evangelicals who backed the president. The two authors of the piece are confidants of Francis. They published their article in the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, which is reviewed...
  • Rom Woods podcast: Ep. 952 Pope Francis: The Political Pope

    07/15/2017 7:23:28 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 2 replies
    The Tom Woods Show ^ | July 14, 2017 | Tom Woods
    Pope Francis is one of the most controversial popes in Church history, and has left a great many churchmen and faithful bewildered. His sympathy for leftist political causes, and his systematic removal of people unsympathetic to his progressive program, are clear enough. We get into some of the details in this episode. About the Guest George Neumayr is a contributing editor at The American Spectator and former editor of Catholic World Report. Book Discussed: The Political Pope, by George Neumayr
  • Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

    07/14/2017 8:40:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 13, 2017 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Vatican correspondent
    An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an “apocalyptic geopolitics” whose roots are “not too far apart” from that of Islamist extremism. The article in La Civiltŕ Cattolica, which is vetted by the Vatican before publication, lays out a scathing critique of “evangelical fundamentalism” in the US, arguing that, on issues ranging from climate change to “migrants and Muslims”, proponents of the ideology have adopted a twisted reading of scripture and the Old Testament that promotes conflict and war above all else. The piece was...
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. doctor says "small but significant" chance of helping baby Charlie Gard

    07/13/2017 1:55:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    London Southeast ^ | July 13, 2017 | Michael Holden, Reuters
    LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. doctor offering experimental treatment to a critically ill British baby could fly to London in the next few days in a bid to help persuade a judge not to allow a hospital to turn off his life support. The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have been fighting a legal battle to send their son to the United States for the experimental therapy, but Britain's courts have refused permission on the grounds it would prolong his suffering without any realistic prospect of it helping. Charlie suffers from a form of mitochondrial disease, a rare...
  • Pope Francis Promoting a ‘Hidden Schism’ with ‘Obstinate Persistence,’ Warns Pope Benedict Collabora

    07/12/2017 12:23:38 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 12, 2017 | LifeSiteNews Staff
    Full Title:  Pope Francis Promoting a ‘Hidden Schism’ with ‘Obstinate Persistence,’ Warns Pope Benedict Collaborator ROME, July 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – An atheist philosopher friend of Benedict XVI has strongly criticized Pope Francis, accusing the Holy Father of not preaching the Gospel but politics, fomenting schism, and issuing secularist statements aimed at destroying the West. In a fiery interview published July 10 in Mattino di Napoli, Marcello Pera, who co-wrote the famous 2005 book Without Roots with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, said he cannot understand the Pope who, he said, goes beyond the bounds of “rational comprehension.” A philosophy professor, member of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 8:38:45 AM PDT · by safetysign · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2017 | Paul Kengor
    As longtime readers of American Thinker know, I’ve here several times reported the story of Ted Kennedy’s undisclosed outreach and offer to the Kremlin, as revealed in a remarkable May 14, 1983 memo from KGB head Victor Chebrikov to his boss, the odious Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov, designated with the highest classification. The document was found in the Central Committee archives and first reported in a February 2, 1992 article in the London Times. I was the first to break the document in full via both the original Russian and an English translation, which I printed in books published...
  • Judge Rules Against London Hospital--In Favor of Charlie Gard's Parents

    07/10/2017 8:39:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    CNS ^ | July 10, 2017 | 2:12 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- A judge at London's High Court ruled against the hospital and in favor of the parents of baby Charlie Gard--who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder--that they may present new scientific evidence concerning their son's treatment, which will be reviewed this Thursday and could possibly lead to Charlie receiving treatment in the United States. But the outcome is still uncertain and Charlie's fate is precarious. Charlie Gard is 10 months old. He lives on life support in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. His genetic disorder is destructive to muscles and organs, and most people who...
  • Pope Francis, Defender of Islam

    07/10/2017 9:16:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 10, 2017 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Pope Francis received a noteworthy honor last week when Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, thanked him for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism.” Has any other Pope of Rome in the history of Christianity ever been heralded as a “defender of Islam”? Of course not. But the Catholic Church has come a long way since the days of Pope Callixtus III, who vowed in 1455 to “exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet in the East.” If time travel could be arranged and...
  • Mother of Terminally Ill British Baby Child Charlie Gard Says Trump, Pope Attention ‘Saved’ Son

    07/10/2017 3:02:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Eoghan Macguire
    LONDON — The mother of a terminally ill baby has said her son still has a chance of surviving thanks to the interventions of U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 early Monday, Connie Yates said that attention brought by comments from Trump and the pontiff had turned their son’s fight for survival into “into an international issue.” When asked if it had made all the difference, Yates said that it had “saved his life so far.” Baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition, an inherited mitochondrial disease generally referred to as MDDS, or...
  • Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World’

    07/08/2017 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 83 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 8, 2017
    Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America—and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad's Syria—have “a distorted vision of the world"--("una visione distorta del mondo," as reportetd in Italian by La Repubblica).
  • Charlie Gard's parents in touch with WH and state Donald Trump and Pope Francis have given them hope

    07/05/2017 5:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 6, 2017 | Barney Henderson and agencies
    The parents of Charlie Gard have said they are in touch with the White House and that support from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis had given them hope. The US president tweeted an offer to help the 11-month-old terminally-ill British baby baby earlier this week....
  • Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

    07/05/2017 10:58:04 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 July 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported. The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.
  • Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

    07/05/2017 11:25:11 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 19 replies
    Ukdailymail ^ | 5 Jul, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported. The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.
  • Charlie Gard Offered A Ray Of Hope As Donald Trump Offers To Help

    07/03/2017 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 3rd July 2017
    DONALD Trump has waded into the fight to save Charlie Gard and offered to help the stricken baby. A British court has ruled that little Charlie – suffering with mitochondrial depletion syndrome – should have his life support machine switched off. But the billionaire US President has joined the battle to help the ten-month-old undergo an experimental treatment in America. He wrote: “If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.” Trump’s words come just one day after Pope Francis added his voice to calls for...
  • Pope Francis Calls For ‘One World Government’ To ‘Save Humanity’

    06/26/2017 11:57:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 275 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | 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...