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  • Pope: Trump escalating conflict with North Korea

    04/30/2017 3:34:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 30, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Pope Francis said the U.S. is unnecessarily escalating a confrontation with North Korea, saying "things have gotten too hot." If a war were to break out, it could have catastrophic consequences leading to the destruction of "a good part of humanity and culture," the pope said this weekend while departing Egypt for Rome. "We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy — I would not say half of humanity — but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everything, everything," he said. "It would be terrible. I don't think that humanity today would...
  • “The Catholic Church…has become one of Islam’s loudest boosters”

    04/26/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Robert Spencer
    In this excellent piece, George Neumayr refers to the rupture of relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar that took place during the time of Pope Benedict. As I explained here, that rupture took place because Pope Benedict dared to speak out about the Muslim persecution of Christians. By contrast, Francis energetically defends Islam, and leaves the persecuted Christians twisting in the wind, so he is acceptable to al-Azhar. The worst part about this is the fact that because this man is Pope, all too many Catholics, including some in positions of high authority, treat him as if he were a...
  • Pope says some refugee centres 'concentration camps'

    04/22/2017 4:31:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 22,2017 | Angus MACKINNON
    Rome (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday described some of Europe's refugee centres as "concentration camps" as he paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband. "These refugee camps -- so many are concentration camps, crowded with people... because international accords seem more important than human rights," Francis said in impromptu remarks at a ceremony in memory of modern day Christian martyrs. Departing from his prepared script and appearing unusually emotional as he spoke, the 80-year-old pontiff said he wanted the woman to be remembered along with all the other martyrs...
  • Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

    04/22/2017 1:32:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 22, 2017 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become "concentration camps". During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his visit to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. There he met a Muslim refugee from the Middle East who told him how "terrorists came to our country". Islamists had slit the throat of the man's Christian wife because she refused to throw her crucifix the ground. "I don't know if he managed to leave that concentration camp, because refugee camps,...
  • De Mattei: It Is a War of Religion

    04/12/2017 9:05:23 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 12, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    The bloodshed in Tanta and Alessandria is a brusque wake-up call for Pope Francis on the eve of his trip to Egypt. The attacks in the Middle East, as in Europe, are not natural disasters, preventable through ecumenical meetings, like the one that Pope Francis will have on April 28th with the Grand Imam di Azhar, but  episodes which remind us of the existence in the world of deep ideological and religious divisions that can only be healed by returning to the truth. And the first truth to remember, if he doesn’t want to deceive himself and the world, is...
  • In unusual omission, no Trump-pope meeting planned during Italy G-7

    04/11/2017 3:39:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Religion News Services ^ | April 11, 2017 | Phillip Pullella
    In what would be a highly unusual omission, President Trump has not asked to meet Pope Francis during the president’s visit to Italy next month for the Group of Seven summit, sources said. Trump, who Francis suggested was “not Christian” if he wanted a wall on the Mexican border, is due in Sicily on May 26-27 for a meeting of the heads of the world’s richest nations. The two men have diametrically opposing positions on immigration, refugees, climate change and unbridled capitalism. Trump called the pope’s criticism of his plan to build the Mexico wall “disgraceful.”
  • The Catholic Church is in de facto schism: What’s to be done?

    04/10/2017 12:57:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | E. Christian Brugger
    Why is there confusion in the Catholic Church over Amoris Laetitia, and what consequences does it have for Church unity? I argue here that the confusion is ultimately over two de fide dogmas of Christian faith and that one consequence of the confusion is de facto schism within the Catholic Church. When de fide (“of the faith”) is used in Catholic theology to designate a doctrine, it signifies a truth that pertains to Divine Revelation. The term Divine Revelation refers to truths by which God chose to reveal himself and his will to humanity in order to reconcile the world...
  • 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 · 3 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...