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  • Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

    02/10/2016 5:33:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Pontiff's show of solidarity during visit to Mexico Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with open arms - and open borders - is now taking that stance to a new political level and planning a solidarity stand with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Market Watch reported Francis is due to arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit. And as part of that visit, he is planning to stand on the U.S. border, in Ciudad Juarez, and deliver a...
  • Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border

    02/09/2016 6:26:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border Dudley Althaus And José de Córdoba Feb. 9, 2016 8:53 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S. border to show solidarity with the migrants trying to cross it. The pope’s gesture comes at the height of a rancorous U.S. political season in which immigration has become a hot-button issue. Two leading candidates for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, have vowed to...
  • Pope believes Putin is the man to help Christians around the world

    02/09/2016 7:45:47 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 25 replies ^ | 02/09/2016 | TRUNEWS
    (TRUNEWS) Pope Francis believes Russian President Vladimir Putin can help Christians around the world. A few days ago, TRUNEWS reported the pope’s and Russian Patriarch Kirill planned a last minute meeting, which is set for Friday. Now it is believed Putin played a role in bringing the two sides together, according to Kommersant, after centuries of silence between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches, due to the Great Schism of 1054. They are expected to sign a joint declaration, and discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Africa. The Guardian has indicated the discussions could lead to...
  • Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill to meet in Cuba to heal 1,000yr rift [Rev 17]

    02/05/2016 9:50:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 2/5/2016 | Staff
    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is to meet his Roman Catholic counterpart, Pope Francis, during a historic visit to Latin America. The groundbreaking meeting is to happen in mid-February in Cuba. The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054. The upcoming meeting confirms Russia's status in the Christian world, according to Alexandr Avdeev Russia's ambassador to the Holy See. "In light of the Western sanctions, the meeting between...
  • Pope Francis Said to Bless Human-Animal Chimeras [Genesis 6, Luke 17]

    02/02/2016 9:23:25 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 1/27/2016 | Antonio Regalado
    A Spanish scientist working at the Salk Institute in California told Scientific American that Pope Francis personally blessed his cutting-edge research to mix human cells into animal bodies. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a prominent stem-cell biologist, is engaged in efforts to grow human tissue inside of farm animals such as pigs, sheep, and cows. This type of research is sensitive because scientists have to inject human stem cells into early-stage animal embryos, then try to grow the mixtures inside surrogate animals. Much of Belmonte's work occurs in collaboration with a team in the province of Murcia in his native Spain,...
  • Biblical Prophecy Reveals Pope’s True Intentions Concerning the Jews

    01/25/2016 6:47:09 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 1/25/2016 | Rivkah Lambert Adler
    On the surface, it looks like Pope Francis and the Jews are cozying up to one another and becoming besties. Below the surface, an End of Days prophecy that pits Rome against Jerusalem is playing out. That’s the contention of Rabbi Tovia Singer, a Jewish expert in both Hebrew and Christian Scripture and director of the counter-missionary organization, Outreach Judaism. Singer opens his case by noting the proximity of two recent news items. \
  • As Comm. Day Message Rolls Out, The Genius Bar Comes to The Pope

    01/22/2016 7:32:35 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | | Rocco Palmo
    While today was long scheduled to bring the traditional release of the Pope's message for World Communications Day, as he ever tends to do, Francis suddenly gave the news something of a Turbo Boost: a week after granting the first private audience in memory to a leading corporate executive – the Google chief Eric Schmidt – the noontime Holy See briefing announced that the pontiff met this morning with the Apple CEO Tim Cook (above). Unless Vatican diplomacy's amazingly been called upon for mediation between the oft-warring Silicon Valley titans, the dots look to be lining up for something very...
  • El Paso-area schools to close for pope's visit to Juarez

    01/20/2016 3:17:20 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    MySA ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | AP
    El Paso-area school districts will cancel classes Feb. 17 for Pope Francis' visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city directly across the U.S. border. The Ysleta, Socorro and El Paso school districts cited finances, safety concerns, staffing challenges and transportation issues as reasons for closing. A portion of César Chávez Border Highway will be closed during the papal Mass, and district officials say the city's bus and policing resources will be strained.
  • Jorge Bergoglio (Francis) is REALLY Ashamed of Jesus Christ

    01/18/2016 11:12:49 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 30 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | January 14, anno Domini 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    I mentioned the intentional covering of Bergoglio's pectoral cross in the heretical and hateful-to-God video put out by FrancisChurch last week. Just so you know that I'm not fantasizing about this stuff, check this out: Caption: (Photo not included ... see link) "See? I tucked it in so you wouldn't be offended by the sight of any of that superstitous bullshit. Pretty damn humble of me, eh? So, are you a Traveling Man too?" Guys, I keep trying to tell you, THEY DON'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE ANY OF IT. Bergoglio is HIDING THE CROSS OF CHRIST for fear of "offending" this...
  • Confound evil men, when we can

    01/18/2016 6:40:08 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 13 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | January 14, anno Domini 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    " neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." Pope St. Felix III
  • Pope Francis: Countries that Take in Refugees Must Change

    01/17/2016 7:04:08 PM PST · by Lera · 88 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 17, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Some interesting tidbits from Pope Francis' statement on migrants and refugees. Via Andrew Stuttaford at the National Review. "Migration movements are now a structural reality, and our primary issue must be to deal with the present emergency phase by providing programmes which address the causes of migration and the changes it entails, including its effect on the makeup of societies and peoples." "At this moment in human history, marked by great movements of migration, identity is not a secondary issue. Those who migrate are forced to change some of their most distinctive characteristics and, whether they like or not, even...
  • Snotty Katie Couric Interviews Cruz on Climate Change – Video

    01/17/2016 6:33:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies ^ | 17JAN2016 | Youtube
    See if you agree that she’s being snotty. Do all those scientists and the Pope have it wrong? asks Couric. “Satellite data show that for the last 17 years there has been no significant recorded warming,” Cruz calmly answers. “None.”It’as a partisan agenda, Cruz insists. The solution is always “more government control of the environment, of the economy, of energy, and our lives.” (Until watching this, I didn’t know that both of his Cruz’s parents were scientists.)Video at link.
  • The Pope, the Video and the Concealed Crucifix

    01/13/2016 8:17:47 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 1/11/16 | The White Rose
    As many observed, Pope Francis’ January intention video does not include a crucifix, as the most sacred symbol of Christianity. But it is much worse, than a missing crucifix. The Pope’s very own crucifix is obscured and hidden. We see the chain around his neck, but the crucifix is invisible in the video. The Pope’s cross, which he always wears is concealed and obscured during the 1 1/2 minute “we are all one faith” video. The strategic placement of the Pope’s handheld script, in front of his crucifix hanging from his neck. Significantly, his script is held to block the...
  • Let’s Just Start Calling the Diabolical Narcissist Rage Monster Bergoglio “Worshipful Master”.

    01/13/2016 6:21:23 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 7 replies
    Barnhardt Blog ^ | January 12, A.D. 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Soooooo muuuuuuuuch. Where does one even begin. I see the emails saying, **What is going on? How can this be happening? Why is Pope Francis doing this?** I’ve already answered these questions, but I understand that sometimes it takes multiple **encounters** with the **tender two-by-four of reality** to have reality fully, permanently set-in. So, I’ll walk you through it again. Bergoglio keeps saying heretical things, recently denying the divinity of Christ (it was always just a matter of time) by saying that Our Lord had to beg forgiveness of Mary and Joseph for His **little escapade** when at age 12...
  • Pope Francis Says All Major Religions Are Paths To Same God [Rev 13]

    01/12/2016 10:50:39 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 112 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 01/11/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A new video has just been released in which Pope Francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same God. He says that while people from various global faiths may be "seeking God or meeting God in different ways" that it is important to keep in mind that "we are all children of God". This is the most recent example that shows that the Pope has completely abandoned any notion that a relationship with God is available only through Jesus Christ. As he has done throughout his papacy, he continues to...
  • 2016 01 10 John Haller Prophecy Update "It's All OK?" (video)

    01/11/2016 4:30:03 PM PST · by Lera
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/10/16 | John Haller
    Don't worry, "It's all OK!" - at least that is what the politicians and media are saying. Mass Migration from the Mideast into a declining European population - what could go wrong? German women under mass sexual assault during News Years celebration, but the media doesn't want to say by who. Media blames 'conservatives' - but what sort of conservatives? Police shooting in Philly - The shooter says he did it for Isis, but Politicians say its not Islam. - John says its not OK, and he straightens out the tangle of illogic being used to confuse.
  • Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World? [Ephesians 4]

    01/07/2016 10:41:26 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/04/2016 | Deepak Chopra
    Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff graced with humility and an approach of love and gentleness, two words he often uses. He could rise to become a symbol of holiness beyond the Catholic Church, as the Dalai Lama is a symbol of enlightenment beyond Tibetan Buddhism. Pope Francis has designated 2016 a Holy Year of Mercy, beginning on December 8 of last year. The specifically Catholic aspect of this announcement is that the Church will be "a witness of mercy," but for those of us who aren't Catholic, there's a universal message voiced...
  • Pope Francis' prayer intentions for January 2016

    01/07/2016 10:17:44 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Pope World Prayer Network ^ | 1/6/16 | Pope World Prayer Network
    The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father related to the challenges facing humanity.
  • Happy Feast of the Holy Family! Pope Claims Jesus Had to Beg Forgiveness From His Parents

    01/04/2016 1:53:48 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 32 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | 12/28/15 | Mahound's Paradise
    Jesus asked God the Father to forgive others. He never asked anyone to forgive Him. Well, okay, he asked Mary Magdalen to forgive Him, but that was only a movie. To be serious, there is a simple and obvious reason why Jesus never asked anyone to forgive Him: He never committed a sin. That's because, while fully man, he was also fully God, and God doesn't commit sins, even, you know, small ones. Incredibly, the Pope (the Pope!) doesn't seem to understand or believe this. In his homily for the feast of the Holy Family he claimed (emphasis in red):...
  • Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair - Steve Ray

    12/31/2015 6:01:52 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 24, 2015 | Steve Ray
    Biblical scholar and Holy Land pilgrimage leader Steve Ray delves into the Jewish roots of the papacy, namely "the keys", "the rock", and "the chair". Ray, a former Baptist, draws from his trips to the Holy Land to bring to life the commissioning of Peter as the first pope using vivid historical and contextual highlights. Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair - Steve RayVISUAL AID/Caesarea Philippi
  • 2015 Holiday Message to Pope Francis: You're Not Helping Anybody with Socialism, Father

    12/28/2015 3:14:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 December 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The Catholic Church has been hijacked by the S American left, and it's sad to watch- yet ironically, this ongoing 'revolution' at The Vatican continues whiledisillusionedArgentines and Venezeulans run away from socialism as fast as their feet can carry them... Get with the times -and facts/reality- Your Holiness, the left has nothing to offer the poor that has a prayer of working over the medium-long term. With all due respect, you could learn from John Paul II and Ronald Reagan... both of whom did a lot more -and did it effectively- to help the plebes than blowhard Marxist frauds like...
  • In Reaching Out to Jews, The Vatican Forgets Who Jesus Is

    12/27/2015 7:23:56 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 12/26/15 | Dr. Michael Brown
    An important new statement from the Vatican on the relationship between the Catholic Church, the Jewish people, and Jesus Christ makes many praiseworthy points. At the same time, it misunderstands Jesus' own mission to His Jewish people, thereby undermining fundamental tenets of the New Testament along with the very nature of the apostolic witness.
  • Pope Francis offers hope to faithless, says atheists can go to heaven

    12/26/2015 3:42:01 PM PST · by aimhigh · 528 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 12/26/2015 | Douglas Perry
    Pope Francis says God opens heaven's doors to non-believers who "obey their conscience," shattering a widely-held assumption about Christian beliefs and reinforcing his image as the most progressive pontiff in history. "You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don't believe and who don't seek the faith," Francis wrote Friday in an open letter published in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Francis was responding to questions from the paper's 91-year-old founder Eugenio Scalfari, reports Britain's The Independent.
  • Pope Francis' Christmas Eve homily compares Jesus' life with today's consumerism

    12/24/2015 9:12:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    The Times Picayune ^ | December 24, 2015
    In his Christmas Eve homily Thursday, Pope Francis noted the simplicity of Jesus' birth as he rebuked what he called societies' intoxication with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth.
  • The Pope Says This Christmas Is A ‘Charade’ And That For Some People ‘It May Be Their Last’

    12/23/2015 8:56:14 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | 12/22/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis sure does say a lot of strange things. I don’t think that any other Pope throughout history has ever called Christmas a “charade” or has suggested that for many people this Christmas “may be their last”. What in the world would cause Pope Francis to adopt such an ominous tone? Without a doubt, the leader of the largest religious organization in the entire world would be privy to information that would not be available to ordinary people like you and I. Could it be possible that he is aware of something that is coming that is going to...
  • Vatican Aligning Itself With Socialists For Population Control And Governmental Tyranny

    12/22/2015 10:08:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | December 22, 2015 | restore DC Catholicism
    About six months ago, I mentioned how Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) paved the way for socialists to influence Laudato Si. My remarks concerning Archer were rather perfunctory. Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute has released a piece in which he delves into Archer's past career, revealing her own Marxist mindset. He also exposes the same in several other members of the PASS. How is it that all these people, who espouse and promote ideologies at odds with Church teaching, were granted admittance to positions of influence? Remember the plane interview that the pope gave...
  • Pope Francis Plans Mexico-U.S. 'Cross-Border' Mass During Election Year

    12/14/2015 10:02:19 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/15 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The Vatican has announced the program for Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Mexico, which will include a visit to the U.S.-Mexican border with the celebration of a "cross-border" Mass. The Pope plans to visit Mexico from February 12-17 and will travel to the border town of Ciudad Juarez on the final day of his trip, where he will visit the Cereso prison, meet with some 3,600 business leaders and workers, eat lunch with Catholic seminarians, and celebrate a Mass attended by both Mexicans and Americans. The Mass is scheduled to take place at El Punto, a large field near Benito...
  • Pope Francis urges action after Paris climate agreement reached

    12/14/2015 9:45:17 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/13/15 | Elise Harris
    In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis commended world leaders for reaching an agreement in the recently-concluded Paris climate talks, urging the international community promptly put it into action. "The conference on climate has just concluded in Paris with the adoption of an agreement, defined by many as historic," the Pope said Dec. 13. Implementing the plan, he said, will require "a concerted and generous commitment on the part of each one," and expressed his hope that the agreement will give special attention to the most vulnerable. The Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was one of leaders representing...

    12/09/2015 2:32:41 PM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | December 9, 2015
      (Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews) – Howling, grunting, and roaring animals, along with images of overcrowded city centers, depictions of pollution, and negative portrayals of industrialization, appeared on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica this evening during a much hyped “climate change” light show.The show was the finale of the opening celebration for the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. The event was watched by tens of thousands in St. Peter’s Square along with estimated millions worldwide through online streaming.The multi-million dollar show titled “Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home” was created and funded by climate-change partisans and population-control advocates with...
  • On the Demonic Light Show (Ann Barnhardt)

    12/10/2015 9:07:17 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 9 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | December 10, AD 2015. | Ann Barnhardt
    Yes, I’m just sitting here watching all of this collapse unfold, remembering how all of this was made perfectly, totally obvious when Bergoglio didn’t genuflect after consecrating the Host and Precious Blood in his first Mass in the Sistine Chapel. I don’t know what exactly it is going to take for people to realize that the whole “you can’t make judgments based on objective reality” trope is diabolical. Anyway, LifeSiteNews has some excellent reportage on the digital “artist” who was hired by Bergoglio to do the St. Peter’s lightshow. Another thing that this culture has been tricked into believing (by...
  • Francis Effect: the Vatican profaned

    12/09/2015 4:09:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 12/09/15 | Antonio Socci
    The incredible show on St Peter's Basilica: a Neo-Pagan obscenity for the Feast of the Immaculate! The sense that St. Peter's Basilica has been profaned is strong. The symbolic significance of the event is a Church immersed in darkness, but illuminated by the world, by the new climatist-religion-ideology (all financed by the World Bank Group which will now have to explain to us what politics compatible with the teaching of the Church it is promoting..) The holy place par excellence, the heart of Christianity transformed on a maxi-screen for the show of the New World Power Ideology ...and the Nativity...
  • Pope Francis Criticizes Fundamentalists Who Believe They Possess 'Absolute Truth'

    12/02/2015 7:17:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 1 Dec 15 | Veronica Neffinger |
    Pope Francis has strictly denounced proponents of fundamentalism who claim that they possess “absolute truth."The Pontiff recently concluded his three-country tour of Africa, visiting the Central African Republic, Uganda, and Kenya. The Christian Post reports that during an in-flight press conference on his return trip to Rome, Francis stated,"We Catholics have some--and not some, many--who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disorientation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church." He added that "ideas and false certainties" can replace faith, love, and God. The Pope...
  • Pope Explains Plans for Jubilee Year of Mercy

    12/02/2015 10:14:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Pope Francis has explained his plans for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, in an interview with the Italian magazine Credere. "I believe that this is the time for mercy," the Pope said. "We are all sinners, all of us carry inner burdens." The idea of a Year of Mercy reflects a theme that has been developed by previous Pontiffs, Pope Francis said. In particular he mentioned St. John Paul II, who wrote Dives in Misericordia and instituted the feast of Divine Mercy. The emphasis on God's mercy, the Pope continued, is a "relatively recent renewal of a tradition that has...
  • Bergoglio, the Man who Never Kneels Before God

    12/02/2015 10:23:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 59 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 12/02/15 | Antonio Socci
    It's now starting to get very depressing, even disquieting.... Bergoglio never kneels in front of the Eucharist during Mass. He doesn't kneel or, at any rate, doesn't remain on his knees during Eucharist Adoration; the image of him standing in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the Corpus Domini procession (which he didn't take part in) is unforgettable. Now even the opening ceremony of the Holy Door, for the beginning of the Jubilee-- is embarrassing! See for yourselves what happened today!
  • Red Francis: World Is “Near Suicide” on Climate Change – West Is to Blame for African Poverty

    12/01/2015 10:06:55 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Socialist Pope Francis announced today that the world is “near suicide” if no climate change deal is reached this week in Paris. The freewheeling Argentinian also blamed the West for African poverty. 75 million Africans were paid bribes in the last year. – which had nothing to do with the West.
  • Pope Francis – “Fundamentalism is a Sickness”

    12/01/2015 9:56:27 AM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | John-Henry Westen
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- On the plane returning from his journey to Africa today Pope Francis made his clearest remarks in condemnation of 'fundamentalist' Catholics. "Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions," Francis said, as reported by the National Catholic Reporter's Vatican correspondent, Joshua McElwee, and similarly by other journalists on the plane. "We Catholics have some -- and not some, many -- who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil." "They do evil," said the pope. "I say this because it...
  • No Impediments Remain to Full Communion, Pope Tells Orthodox Patriarch

    11/30/2015 3:10:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    In a message to the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pope Francis wrote that "there is no longer any impediment to Eucharistic communion which cannot be overcome through prayer, the purification of hearts, dialogue and the affirmation of truth." The Pope's message to the Ecumenical Patriarch was timed for November 30, the feast of St. Andrew, patron of the Constantinople see. Each year the Holy See sends a delegation to celebrate that feast with the Ecumenical Patriarch, just as the Orthodox leader sends representatives to Rome for the patronal feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29. This...
  • Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters' [1 Cor 5]

    11/30/2015 9:43:08 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters". He was speaking to Muslims who had sought shelter in the capital Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims. The mosque visit was seen as perhaps the most difficult part of his Africa tour, a BBC correspondent says. Pope Francis then held the final Mass of his Africa trip in Bangui. He was speaking in Latin, which was then translated into the local Sango language. His message of reconciliation appeared to have an immediate impact,...
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • Christmas is a charade:Pope says atrocities such as Paris massacre have made festivities...

    11/20/2015 7:56:24 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 20, 2015 | Nick Enoch
    Full title: 'Christmas is a charade': Pope says atrocities such as Paris massacre have made festivities meaningless in a world which has chosen 'war and hate'... The Pope has called Christmas a 'charade' during a sermon in which he reflected on recent atrocities around the world. Among the acts of inhumanity he denounced were the Paris attacks, which left 129 dead, and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt, which killed all 224 people on board. Christmas festivities will seem empty in a world which has chosen 'war and hate', Pope Francis said yesterday at the Vatican.
  • Pope Cracks Door to Lutheran Communion

    11/16/2015 7:06:16 AM PST · by NRx · 21 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11-16-2015 | Rod Dreher
    Now for Protestants too, says Francis (Martin Podzorny/Shutterstock) Francis continues to, um, amaze. From Rocco Palma’s report on the Pope’s meeting with Lutherans in Rome on Sunday, as part of an ecumenical dialogue: In an answer that’s almost certain to resonate broadly across the ecumenical scene (and elsewhere, quite possibly show his hand on his intended course following last month’s Synod on the Family), the pontiff – clearly wrestling with the plea – pointedly appealed less to the standard prohibition of the Eucharist for Protestant communities than to the woman’s discernment in conscience.As if to reinforce the point, in...
  • What Did The Pope Really Say… about Lutherans and Communion?

    11/17/2015 12:56:37 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 14 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | November 16, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here we go again. Pope Francis has offered some confusing observations about the possibility of Lutherans receiving Holy Communion in the Catholic Church.I'm getting email… angry… alarmed… confused… sad… above all demoralized.Edward Pentin has the best press breakdown I have seen so far. HERE You can read the whole of the answer that the Pope gave to a Lutheran woman Anke de Bernardinis. Here's the video of the whole event in the original language, Italian. The part under discussion here starts at 21:00:Here below are the Pope's comments in context (Pentin's working translation): Question: My name is Anke de Bernardinis...
  • New measures seek to prevent ISIS drone attack on Vatican in Year of Mercy

    11/18/2015 9:12:50 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 18, 2015
    Drones are to be banned from the airspace over the centre of Rome, during the Year of Mercy as a precaution against ISIS attacks. In the wake of the Paris attacks, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday that drones will be banned from the airspace from December 8, as the Year of Mercy is due to attract millions of tourists to the Italian capital.Addressing the Italian Parliament, Mr Alfano said that security would be tightened around any potential target, particularly around St Peter’s Square, he said: “Particular attention has been dedicated to the risk of an attack...
  • The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vaticans War to Kill the Nazi Despot

    10/17/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, OCT 17, 2015 | MARK RIEBLING
    History hasn't looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole storyAt six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peters. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius took his place at the end, borne on a portable throne. Ostrich plumes stirred silently to either side, like quotation marks. Pius entered the basilica to a blare of silver trumpets and a burst of applause. Through pillars of incense he blessed the faces. At the High Altar, attendants...
  • "Wake Up!" The Rock of Peter is a Rolling Stone

    11/09/2015 11:52:08 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 11/9/15 | Michael Matt
    Dear God, help us. A whole slew of the doctrine-lite and emotion-overload homilies of Pope Francis have found their way into the Pope's first rock-pop album released in Italy last Friday (November 6, 2015). The ghastly thing is called "Wake Up!", which somehow seems appropriate given that it should serve as a fairly effective wake-up call for Catholics everywhere. That's right, time to wake up to the fact that the Catholic Church has suffered a coup d'etat at the highest levels and that the bride of Christ now finds herself held hostage by a cabal of modernists who intend to...
  • Pope stumbles in church for second time in three days

    11/09/2015 11:17:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 11/9/15 | Isla Binnie
    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis had to be helped up the steps to an altar at a Rome basilica on Monday after stumbling in public for the second time in three days. Two church officials flanked the 78-year-old pontiff and took him by the arm as he faltered on his way up the steps during a service in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. On Saturday, the pope tripped on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica, stopping his fall with his outstretched hands, before two aides helped him back to his feet. Last month, the Vatican dismissed an Italian newspaper...
  • What does the Jesuit master reveal about the Jesuit Bishop of Rome's intention...

    11/07/2015 4:06:30 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | 11/7/15 | Vox Cantoris
    "What does the Jesuit master reveal about the Jesuit Bishop of Rome's intention. Are we on the verge of heresy and schism?" Journalists have had unprecedented access to the Pope. It is a disgraceful and utterly contemptible reality that old men with decaying minds from a lifetime of atheism such as Scalfari and Jesuits with burning errors steeped in modernism and heterodoxy are able to communicate that which is in the mind of Jorge Bergoglio better than faithful Catholic media or better still, faithful cardinals and bishops! The Jesuit Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi tried to walk back the Scalfari report,...
  • The LAST Word on Scalfari

    11/04/2015 7:52:58 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 21 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | 11/4/15 | Oakes Spalding
    ...It's now clear that the Eugenio Scalfari interviews in the anticlerical La Repubblica are actually an important part of Bergoglio's controlled demolition of the Church. In the interviews all sorts of heresies are proclaimed, as befits a South American Jesuit who came of age in the late twentieth-century: Indifferentism (proselytism is solemn nonsense), relativism (what really matters is that we all journey towards our own conceptions of the good) annihilationism or universalism (there is no hell), Kasperism (doctrine should bend to practicality) and so on. Bergoglio knows the message that he believes these things, and thus that they are now...
  • Vatican arrests two advisers over alleged links to leaked documents

    11/02/2015 10:48:57 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 10 replies ^ | November 2 | Anthony Faiola
    BERLIN — The Vatican on Monday said it had arrested two members of a papal reform commission on suspicion of leaking classified information, opening a week of intrigue as the Holy See braces for two potentially damaging books purporting to reveal inside corruption. The stunning detentions of two Pope Francis advisers also could become personal blows to the pontiff and further expose the internal Vatican rifts between Francis’s ideological allies and factions opposing his effort put his reformist stamp on the church.
  • Pope Francis to Publish First Book of His Papacy

    11/02/2015 6:20:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/30/15 | Jennifer Maloney
    Pope Francis in January will publish the first book of his papacy, written in an interview format with Italian journalist and Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli. The book's world-wide release on Jan. 12 will coincide with a special jubilee "year of mercy" that Pope Francis has called to reach out to alienated members of the church and to non-Catholics in need. In the new book, "The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli," the pope "discusses mercy, a subject of central importance in his teaching and testimony, and in addition sums up other ideas-reconciliation, the closeness of God-that...