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  • Bracing for the Synod…Means, Motive, and Opportunity

    10/05/2015 11:42:06 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 10/5/15 | Patrick Archbold
    A few weeks back, I happened upon an article from Catholic Answer’s own Karl Keating in which he speculated upon the possibility that Pope Francis might resign in a year or so in acceptance of his own limitations and suitability to the role. While that is certainly an interesting topic, it was not that part of the article that greatly interested me. After making fair and respectful critique of Pope Francis’ communication style and general suitability to the role of Vicar of Christ, Mr. Keating makes the following remarks: "I don’t think it [retirement] would be before October’s synod. He...
  • Davis’ Lawyer Disputes Vatican Description of Meeting

    10/04/2015 10:39:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies ^ | 10/2/15 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis’ attorney is disputing the Vatican’s description and interpretation of her Sept. 24 meeting with Pope Francis. Attorney Mat Staver told The Associated Press early Friday that the meeting was an affirmation of the Kentucky county clerk’s right to be conscientious objector. He says Vatican personnel initiated contact with Davis’ camp on Sept. 14 saying the pope wanted to meet her.
  • Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk

    10/02/2015 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jay Levine
    (CBS) — Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is on his way to Rome tonight. Before he left, he spoke out for the first time on that controversial meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Cupich in essence told CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine not to read too much into it. A highly placed source inside the Vatican claims the Pope was blindsided. The Vatican has since tried to distance Pope Francis from Davis. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope’s meeting with Davis was not an endorsement...

    10/01/2015 9:17:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    The meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis came at the invitation of a high-ranking Vatican official connected to the Secretariat of State of the Holy See acting on behalf of the Pope himself, Breitbart News has learned. According to a person involved in arranging the meeting but who requested anonymity, the Vatican official called Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican who is well known in Rome. The official asked Moynihan if he could help arrange a meeting while the Pope was in the United States.
  • Pope Burnout

    10/01/2015 5:19:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Unpopular though it may be to say so, I, for one, grew exhausted by the nonstop pronouncements/commentaries of Pope Francis. The spiritual leader of 1 billion Catholics -- roughly half of the world's Christians -- Francis just completed a high-profile, endlessly publicized visit to the United States. But unlike past visiting pontiffs, the Argentine-born Francis weighed in on a number of hot-button U.S. social, domestic and foreign-policy issues during a heated presidential election cycle. Francis, in characteristic cryptic language, pontificated about climate change. He lectured on illegal immigration. He harped on the harshness of capitalism, as well as abortion and...
  • Pope Francis meets with Kim Davis. The Left melts down.

    09/30/2015 4:42:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/30/15 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    The catholic Left are desperate to silence the so-called “culture warriors”, especially to squelch Catholics who uphold clear Catholic teaching in the public square.You may have heard that during his visit to these USA Pope Francis is reported to have met privately with the “culture warrior” Kim Davis, the Christian, non-Catholic, county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  She went to jail for a time rather than knuckle under.We don’t know for sure what Pope Francis said in this private meeting, but Davis didn’t say that the Pope told her to stop fighting.  She wasn’t disappointed afterward.  Quite the opposite,...
  • How Pope Francis Undermined the Goodwill of His Trip and Proved to Be a Coward

    09/30/2015 12:45:01 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Michaelangelo Signorile
    After first refusing to confirm nor deny it, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, where Davis' attorney -- who made the news public after the pope's trip ended -- said Francis told her to "stay strong." And that simple encounter completely undermines all the goodwill the pope created in downplaying "the gay issue" on his U.S. trip. The pope played us for fools, trying to have it both ways. As I noted last week, he's an artful politician, telling different audiences what they want to hear...
  • Kim Davis Recounts Secret Meeting With Pope Francis

    09/30/2015 9:45:36 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    yahoo News ^ | September 30, 2015
    Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis says a private meeting with Pope Francis has inspired her -– and given her a renewed sense of purpose. “I was crying. I had tears coming out of my eyes,” Davis said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “I'm just a nobody, so it was really humbling to think he would want to meet or know me.”
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met privately with Pope Francis, Vatican confirms

    09/30/2015 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/30/2015 | By Abby Ohlheiser and Justin Wm. Moyer
    Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the pope’s visit to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday morning. Rev. Manuel Dorantes, a spokesman for the Vatican, said to The Washington Post, “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add.” The meeting between Davis, who went to jail for six days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the pope was announced late Tuesday by Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom nonprofit that is representing the elected Rowan County clerk in her ongoing legal struggles. Liberty...
  • Vatican confirms pope met Kentucky clerk in gay marriage row

    09/30/2015 7:58:11 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 30, 2015
    Pope Francis met a Kentucky county clerk last week who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, the Vatican said on Wednesday, confirming earlier reports from the United States.
  • James David Manning: Mia Marie Pope Outs Obama [Homosexuality, Drug Use]

    09/29/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    August 8, 2015
    A classmate from Hawaii tells pastor Manning the truth about who Barry Soetoro (Barack Obama) is: a homosexual man who is a drug addict and a pathological liar. Mia Marie Pope Outs Obama
  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/29/2015 7:09:15 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9-29-2015
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met with Pope Francis last week during his visit to the U.S., Davis' attorney Mat Staver told CBS News. According to Staver, the two met briefly last Thursday, September 24, at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Staver said Pope Francis spoke to Davis in English and asked her to pray for him. He said Davis, in return, asked the pope to pray for her. The pope told her to stay strong, according to her lawyer.
  • For Him Who Has Ears To Hear...Mystery Babylon pt 3

    Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, I wish to express to you, Mr Ban Ki-moon, my heartfelt gratitude…Address of …Pope Francis to The General Assembly of the United NationsDid you catch that? The Pope, is one of the Gentile Kings of the Earth, having episcopal authority over the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, and claiming to be the vicar of Christ on...
  • Parole Board Green-Lights Execution of Kelly Gissendaner Despite Pope's Plea

    09/29/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/29/2015 | Tracy Connor
    Georgia's parole board declined Tuesday to commute the death sentence of Kelly Renee Gissendaner— even after Pope Francis called for a halt to her execution. Gissendaner, who was sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of her husband at the hands of her lover, is set to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. ET. Pope Francis, who called for a ban on the death penalty during his visit to the United States last week, asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare her life, through a letter written by a local archbishop. "While not wishing to minimize...
  • Hundreds of thousands crowd the heart of Philadelphia to bid farewell to the Pope: [tr]

    09/29/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2015 | Chris Pleasance and Kelly McLaughlin
    Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops. The wide Benjamin Franklin Parkway overflowed with the jubilant, who stood in line for hours and endured airport-style security checks to see history's first pope from the Americas celebrate an open-air Mass in the birthplace of the United States. The Mass - the last major event on Francis'...
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/28/2015 9:24:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's encounter with the pope during a parade in Washington this week looked to be one of those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime-moments Francis has become known for. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the chance to wrap her arm around the pope's neck as he offered a hug, kiss and a blessing unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. For nearly a year the group had been preparing the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about the plight of immigrant parents...
  • Pope Francis and the State of the Union

    09/28/2015 7:33:26 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | 9/28/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In the first papal address ever given to the United States Congress by a Pope, the Vicar of Christ never mentioned Christ, but rather only Moses as the one who “leads us directly to God and thus to the transcendent dignity of the human being.” Given an historic opportunity to preach Catholic truth to secular power, Francis held up as models for imitation not Christ, nor any of the saints of the Catholic Church, but rather Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, the controversial convert Dorothy Day (a socialist and early women’s rights activist) and Thomas Merton, the Modernist monk whose...
  • Rorate Editorial: The Pope in the United States - Ambiguous on what should be clear, clear only...

    09/28/2015 7:23:44 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/28/15 | Augustinus
    "Rorate Editorial: The Pope in the United States - Ambiguous on what should be clear, clear only on his political priorities" Pope Francis' visit has shown us once more that he can be clear and unambiguous on his priorities, and vocal and forthright in saying what he wants to say. He did not hesitate to make direct statements on immigration, on the environment, on the abolition of the death penalty and in praise of religious liberty (that is, religious liberty as understood by the Western secular consensus rather than the defense of the Church's right to proclaim the truth in...
  • The Marxist Pope Comes To America

    09/28/2015 6:52:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Pope Francis came to America this past week with great fanfare. Thousands lined up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and get near him. I have written on this Pope previously and my firm belief is that he is a Marxist. With all that I have seen and documented, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the case. The Pope embodies all the sought for goals of the Left and he delivers them wrapped in religion and piety. The Pope has blamed the evils of this world on capitalism and greed. He has used that as a...
  • Ahmed the Clock Maker and the Art of the Psychodrama

    09/28/2015 8:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During Pope Francis’s parade in Washington, 5-year-old Sophie Cruz suddenly dashed up to the popemobile and handed His Holiness a note about the wretched plight of her illegal-alien parents from Los Angeles, who are apparently terrified of all the recent talk about deportations. The media loved the spontaneity and courage of 5-year-old Sophie.But that was not quite the whole story. The entire event reportedly had been scripted for about a year by a group called “Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition,” which, in actuality, is not about immigration per se, but rather full rights for illegal immigrants. According to spokesman...
  • Govt workers have right to refuse gay marriage licenses -pope

    09/28/2015 9:29:03 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Drafting the Pope into global warming and One World Government Battles a failure

    09/28/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Message to Obama and the UN: Your drafting of the Pope into your decades long battle was an absolute failure because you can never make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, or a global citizen out of a patriot Proof of the abysmal failure of President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and the ever interchanging Poohbahs of the United Nations the first day after the uber pomp and circumstance of the papal visit becomes the past can be found in the answer to a single question: “Are you any more a global citizen today than you were yesterday?” The...
  • Dissidents arrested as Pope Francis celebrates his first Mass in Cuba

    09/21/2015 3:10:40 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nick Squires
    Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist regime’s rigid intolerance of political opposition. Two well-known dissidents, Marta Beatriz Roque and Miriam Leiva, had been invited by the Vatican to attend a vespers service led by the Pope’s in Havana’s historic baroque cathedral. But they said they were detained by security agents and barred from attending the event.
  • Pope Francis appeases the Castros in repressive Cuba

    09/23/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 9 replies
    Washington Posr ^ | Sept 21, 2015 | WP Editorial Board
    Pope Francis appeases the Castros in repressive Cuba The Post's View By WP Editorial Board September 21 IN HIS visit to the United States beginning Tuesday, Pope Francis will meet not just President Obama and Congress but also those marginalized by our society: homeless people, immigrants, refugees and even the inmates of a jail. He’s expected to raise topics that many Americans will find challenging, such as his harsh critique of capitalism. His supporters say it’s all part of the role the pope has embraced as an advocate for the powerless, one that has earned him admiration from both Catholics...
  • As Cuban dissidents arrested, Pope Francis enjoys friendly and informal conversation with Castro

    09/21/2015 1:42:18 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba is proving to be a very comfortable event for the brutally repressive and dictatorial regime. The closest thing, so far, to a challenge to the oppression of dissidents has been the invitation to a dissident group, The Ladies in White, to attend a cathedral service held by the pope. However, according to the U.K. Telegraph, 22 of 24 members of the group were detained by security police and could not attend. Other dissidents fared as badly: Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a “human right” to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Pope Francis concludes visit to USA

    09/28/2015 2:16:11 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 46 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 2015-09-28 | Vatican Radio
    Jesus says in the Scriptures: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me”. Your care for me and your generous welcome are a sign of your love for Jesus and your faithfulness to him. So too is your care for the poor, the sick, the homeless and the immigrant, your defense of life at every stage, and your concern for family life. In all of this, you recognize that Jesus is in your midst and that your care for one another is care for Jesus...

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • Pope praises Iran nuclear deal as 'proof of political good will' in UN address

    09/25/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | 05:41 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran's accord with major powers as he backed a goal of global abolition of nuclear weapons. The Iran agreement "is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy," Francis said in an address to the United Nations. "I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved," he said. Francis made his remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the U.S. Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently...
  • Pope Francis’ Marxist Adviser, Naomi Klein

    09/26/2015 3:19:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 19 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | June 30, 2015 | S. Noble
    A very high profile anti-Capitalist from Canada named Naomi Klein has been invited by Pope Francis to join forces with Climate Change activist and senior aide to the Pope, Cardinal Peter Turkson. Together they will lead a prominent conference on the environment with churchmen, scientists, and activists. The conference will exclude climate change doubters and moderates. The Pope had walked back some of his comments on the economy which were anti-Capitalist but Klein says he got it right the first time – we need to overturn Capitalism. Klein spoke at Occupy Wall Street, is, according to the guardian, is a...
  • Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'

    09/26/2015 3:32:55 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 25 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 25 September 2015 | Daniel Kreps
    Pope Francis will spread his message of hope, faith and unity this November with a new rock LP titled 'Wake Up!' As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant. Wake Up! arrives November 27th, with the iTunes pre-order...
  • Pope Francis spreads his Marxist message (Saturbray)

    09/26/2015 12:28:33 PM PDT · by bray · 36 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | bray
    Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. How does the head of the Catholic Church come to the center of the Western World and not mention Jesus Christ and how he saves you from sin? This is what happens to everyone who promotes the cult of Marxism, they are overwhelmed and everything else is placed in a lesser position which includes God. It is really pretty sad what has happened to...
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/26/2015 12:33:14 PM PDT · by LucyT · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 25, 2015 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    "We planned to do this from the moment we learned he was coming to the States," If Sophie had been unsuccessful in Washington attracting the pope's attention, Gutierrez said, she would have traveled with the group to New York and then Philadelphia to try again. .
  • Cardinal Danneels admits: “Mafia” club brought down Benedict XVI to make Church “much more modern”

    09/26/2015 7:45:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Pope Benedict spoke honestly about Islam. Now it has come to light that he was being undermined by a shadowy cabal that wanted to install Cardinal Bergoglio — the present Pope Francis — as Pope and “modernize” the Catholic Church. One thing they’ve certainly succeeded in doing is ending all resistance to the global jihad that has victimized hundreds of thousands of Christians. The Church leadership is betraying its own people...
  • Holy water: Congressman steals Pope Francis' glass

    09/26/2015 11:43:12 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/25/15 | Chris Spargo
    A congressman stole the water glass Pope Francis was drinking out of during his address at the White House on Thursday. Representative Bob Brady, a devout Catholic and Democrat from Pennsylvania immediately made his way to the podium after Pope Francis finished speaking and grabbed the glass that was still filled with water. He then drank the water, gave some of the water to his wife Debra, and saved the rest for his grandchildren. Representative Brady took photos as well, and had his staff send them out to the press.
  • Pope Francis, "Jesus dying on the cross was a failure" [Revelation 13]

    09/26/2015 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 227 replies
    9/25/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    The greatly heralded Pope Francis, beneficiary of 24 hour news coverage from all news networks, has once again given us insight into his inner self in a sermon at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City (Transcript of Sermon) . After starting the service, Pope Francis gave a heart warming shout-out to his "religion of peace", “Muslim brothers and sisters” when he said this: “I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice.” The Pope clearly understands that for the last 1400 years, Islam has held...
  • USA Transnational Report - Weekly News Analysis Radio

    09/26/2015 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | September 26, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    What's the fastest way to digest the week's biggest stories? USA Transnational Report gives you a 55-minute podcast of world events from the American conservative perspective. USA Transnational Report 9-26-2015 • The Papal Visit to the United States • John Boehner’s Resignation – Who could replace him? • U.N.’s “New Universal Agenda” for Humanity • Scott Walker’s Comments on Donald Trump • Germany’s car industry in turmoil because of the EPA • Middle East Update Listen here:
  • Clinton Foundation snubbed by the pope, Elton John, Janet Yellen

    09/26/2015 7:57:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    politico ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Noah Weiland
    The Clinton Foundation invited everyone from Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio to Bill de Blasio and Janet Yellen to its showcase gathering starting Saturday in New York City, according to multiple sources familiar with the planning. But those invitations were among the dozens turned down by all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors, according to the sources, who said the controversies swirling around the foundation and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign have made some bold-faced names and donors wary of the foundation. The glitzy Clinton Global Initiative gathering in New York, which has the lofty title “The Future of Impact,” was...
  • Pope Francis is just another liberal political pundit

    09/26/2015 8:08:16 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 25 September | John Podhoretz
    Pope Francis is unquestionably a man of ­uncommon personal grace, the possessor of a genuinely beautiful soul. But that’s not exactly the guy who showed up Friday at the United Nations. That pope endorsed the Iran deal, the UN’s environmentalist goals and what amounts to a worldwide open-borders policy on refugees — and ­offered a very specific view of how to promote development in the Third World that’s straight out of a left-wing textbook.
  • A Protestant Response To Pope Francis' Address

    09/26/2015 8:01:14 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 177 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | September 24, 2015 | Phillip Melancthon
    1] The Roman Pontiff claims for himself [in the first place] that by divine right he is [supreme] above all bishops and pastors [in all Christendom]. 2] Secondly, he adds also that by divine right he has both swords, i.e., the authority also of bestowing kingdoms [enthroning and deposing kings, regulating secular dominions etc.]. 3] And thirdly, he says that to believe this is necessary for salvation. And for these reasons the Roman bishop calls himself [and boasts that he is] the vicar of Christ on earth. 4] These three articles we hold to be false, godless, tyrannical, and [quite]...
  • What Francis Said--And Didn't Say--To Congress

    09/26/2015 7:55:17 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | R.R. RENO
    The repeated use of the term "dialogue" was irritating. It's a buzzword among today's technocrats. They use it as a softening word, one that signals that they're are not coming to dominate us, but instead to "listen" and play the role of "honest brokers." At the end of the speech, Francis appealed to a spirit of solicitude for the well being of the family. But, again, he steered clear of specifics, making no mention of no-fault divorce or same-sex marriage. He called for the abolition of the death penalty. This has been a priority for the Church going back to...
  • Che Guevara’s Pope

    09/26/2015 5:59:58 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/24/15 | Maureen Mullarkey
    We must struggle every day so that this love of humanity becomes a reality. — Che Guevara... ...Deference to a pope comes readily to Catholics. We are groomed for it. Within legitimate bounds, there is grace in that. But the boundaries are not totalizing. Outside of them, obeisance falls prey to forces that do not serve the church. Neither do they lend succor to a civilization painfully wrought from endemic tyrannies and universal poverty. Far, far from it. There comes a moment when deference glides into collusion. At that point, we all become Good Germans. Fascist-friendly. Trust in respected authority...
  • What the Pope Should Say About Air Conditioning

    09/26/2015 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 78 replies
    Contracting Business Magazine ^ | Sept 25, 2015 | Matt Michel
    ED. NOTE: As this article is posted, Pope Francis begins his visit to the United States. In his encyclical released in June of this year, the pope singled out air conditioning as being a "harmful habit" that is a symbol of rampant capitalism that is blind to the plight of the poor and disadvantaged. These comments by Matt Michel, CEO of Service Roundtable, serve as a timely response. ————— Since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis has repeatedly made the news for his criticism and condemnation of capitalism and free markets. Worse, in his encyclical, he singled out air conditioning as particularly...
  • Center City's a Police State Pre-Pope (Philly under lockdown)

    09/25/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Updated at 1:13 PM EDT on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 | Morgan Zalot
    Philadelphians and visitors to the city woke up on Friday morning to a world of barricades and tight security measures as authorities prepare for Pope Francis' weekend arrival. Fencing blocked off areas starting just east of City Hall, requiring people in that area to walk north to Cherry Street, where security checkpoints were set up, if they need to get inside the perimeter. Maureen Shaeffer and Ruth Schanbacher, who both came from the suburbs to go to work, didn't know each other before Friday morning. But they bonded over the tricky security measures. "We've been brought together through adversity," Shaeffer...
  • Pope Francis Scolds Congress for Gun and Weapons Sales

    09/25/2015 5:55:32 PM PDT · by RC one · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24Sep 2015296 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 24, Pope Francis scolded Congress for guns and weapons which are manufactured in America and sold around the world.He said he was determined “to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world,” as he addressed the billion-dollar sales from American companies that he sees as a contributing factor to conflicts abroad. According to The Intercept, Pope Francis said: Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply...
  • Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    09/25/2015 2:34:12 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    US News ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Gary Emerling
    While delivering the first address from a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis touched on topics ranging from the plight of immigrants to climate change and the death penalty. Many of his comments were lightly delivered and unlikely to elicit much controversy, though the reaction might be different if they were given by another world leader.
  • Trump disputes pope on climate change

    09/25/2015 1:02:52 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    yahoo News ^ | September 25, 2015
    Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said Thursday he thinks Pope Francis is wrong on climate change. The pontiff, in the midst of a historic visit to the United States, expressed solidarity Wednesday with President Barack Obama about the need to act to prevent global warming, and said climate change is "a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation
  • Lighten up, Francis

    09/25/2015 10:03:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-24-15 | DrJohn
    As you know by now, the newest Pope has hit the bricks in the US. Already, illegal alien supporters have staged a "spontaneous" event using a little girl that has been planned for a year. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sophie Cruz's brief encounter with Pope Francis during his parade in Washington this week appeared to be the kind of spontaneous moment that is so endearing about this pope: an initially hesitant young child wrapping an arm around his neck as he offers a kiss and a blessing. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the moment unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by...
  • Boehner stayed in office just so he could meet the Pope!

    09/25/2015 9:48:38 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 33 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Boehner didn't resign for the party's sake. Boehner didn't take one for the team.. Boehner was initially going to retire at the end of 2014 but THEN STAYED IN OFFICE JUST SO HE COULD MEET THE POPE THEN TO RESIGN THE NEXT DAY!!
  • Pope Lays Out Global Marxist Agenda

    09/25/2015 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is ecstatic over the pope’s address to Congress. In a message to his supporters, titled, “Why we must listen to Pope Francis,” he was particularly pleased with the fact that in his address to Congress, “Pope Francis spoke of Dorothy Day, who was a tireless advocate for the impoverished and working people in America. I think it was extraordinary that he cited her as one of the most important people in recent American history.” Day was a Marxist apologist for socialism and communist regimes. We covered this territory in my column, “With Pope’s Help, U.N....