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  • Wikileaks: The Dems Visit the Vatican

    10/21/2016 10:41:32 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 25 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 21 2016 | released by Wikileaks To:, Date: 2015-06-22 18:26 Subject: FW: PICO: Vatican Visit I thought you might find this of interest. From: Knaebel, Sergio Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 12:58 PM To: Sandler, Herbert Subject: FW: PICO: Vatican Visit Herb, In case you did not get this from Steve. Sergio Knaebel Grant Director Sandler Foundation From: Scott Reed [] Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:39 AM To: Knaebel, Sergio Subject: PICO: Vatican Visit Hi Sergio: I just sent a note to Steve with this summary of our visit to the Vatican. I look forward to talking soon. PICO sent a...
  • Pope Francis Looking Super Sad With The Trumps Is A Divine New Meme

    05/24/2017 7:57:27 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 86 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/24/2017 | lee moran
    A picture is worth a thousand words, as the phrase goes. And after this snap of Pope Francis looking miserable while standing beside President Donald Trump at the Vatican began circulating online Wednesday, many people rushed to social media to suggest what some of them might be: Trump’s differences in opinion with the pontiff over issues such as immigration and climate change are well documented. But it would be unfair to say the pope looked completely forlorn throughout the president’s visit. Reuters news agency noted how he “smiled faintly” as he greeted Trump, but also pointed out that the pontiff...
  • Melania and Ivanka wear black veils to meet the Pope at the Vatican after deciding not to wear [tr]

    05/24/2017 4:34:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 179 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 5/24/2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Full article title: "Melania and Ivanka wear black veils to meet the Pope at the Vatican after deciding not to wear head scarfs on Saudi visit (just like Michelle Obama) - as Pope asks the first lady if she's feeding Trump cake" First Lady Melania Trump and the president's daughter, Ivanka, dressed in all black and wore veils to meet Pope Francis on Wednesday, just as former First Lady Michelle Obama did when she met Pope Benedict. The women traveled to the Vatican on Wednesday with President Donald Trump, who was meeting with Francis for one of his most high-profile...
  • President Trump Meets Pope Francis: ‘I Won’t Forget What You Said’

    05/24/2017 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 53 replies ^ | 24 May 2017
    In what can only be described as a cordial, successful meeting, Pope Francis received U.S. President Donald Trump in the Vatican Wednesday amidst smiles, handshakes and camera flashes. The two leaders sat down for a half-hour face-to-face meeting, with the Pope leaning out over the table with his arms extended toward the President. On parting ways at the end of the meeting, the President thanked the Pope for his warm welcome, stating, “I won’t forget what you said.” In its official press release, the Vatican described the meeting as “cordial” and said the two men spoke favorably of “the good...
  • Pope Francis and Donald Trump meet at Vatican

    05/24/2017 6:42:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 24, 2017
    The US president said it was a 'very great honour' to meet the Pope Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the Pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”The atmosphere at the beginning was initially formal, however, the mood lightened when Pope Francis met the first lady, Melania Trump, and asked if she fed her husband “potica”, a traditional cake in Slovenia, her homeland. There were smiles all around.Pope Francis gave Trump a split medallion held together by...
  • Pope Francis gave Trump 2015 encyclical on climate change

    05/24/2017 6:42:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/2017 | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the environment and climate change. Trump responded to the gifts by saying: "Well, I'll be reading them," according to pool reports. The Trump administration has been pushing to roll back Obama-era regulations on the environment. Trump on Wednesday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. At the beginning of the meeting, the president said it was a "great honor" to be meeting with the pope. The meeting lasted about 30 minutes. Trump said after its conclusion that it was a "fantastic meeting." Trump in March...
  • Confidential contacts and phone calls: how the Trump-Pope meeting was born

    05/23/2017 2:21:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 23, 2017 | ANDREA TORNIELL
    On Wednesday, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for the first time. President Donald Trump’s audience with the Argentinian Pope has been a big maybe for a few months as, up until three weeks ago, no request was made by the White House. Indeed, rumors had that Trump had actually decided to defer. Rumors that hit the spot. What changed things was the patient work of some of the President’s advisors along with some precise signals...
  • Pope Francis, Donald Trump to Seek Common Ground at Vatican

    05/23/2017 6:07:23 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23 May 2017 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY—When President Donald Trump visits Pope Francis on Wednesday, at the halfway point of a trip the White House has cast as a pilgrimage of peace, the two leaders will have a chance to reset an acrimonious public relationship. Yet the two men, famously divided on the pope’s signature issues of migration and climate change, could struggle to find significant areas of agreement. As of last week, representatives of the White House and the Vatican working on the agenda for the meeting had found few common policy priorities, according to someone familiar with the preparations. Vatican meetings between pontiffs...
  • Stacking the Deck: Francis creates 5 new Cardinals [Catholic Caucus]

    05/21/2017 5:15:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 21 | New Catholic
    Stacking the Deck: Francis creates 5 new Cardinals He announced it today, the consistory will be on June 28. The deck is getting stacked: They are Archbishop Omella of Barcelona, Spain; Bishop Arborelius of Stockholm, Sweden; Archbishop Zerbo, of Bamako, Mali; Apostolic Vicar Bp. Ling, of Pakse, Laos; and, bizarrely enough, from the Archdiocese of San Salvador, El Salvador, it's Auxiliary Bishop, Bp. Rosa Chavez (the Archbishop, named by Benedict XVI in 2008, is not a Cardinal).
  • Pope names new cardinals from Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador [Catholic Caucus]

    05/21/2017 6:41:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | May 21, 2017 | Inés San Martín
    ROME-Never one to shun surprises, Pope Francis today announced the creation of five new cardinals. The ceremony to induct the new Princes of the Church will take place on June 28, and the new cardinals will say Mass with him on the following day, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.The fact that the five cardinals come from “diverse parts from the world,” expresses the “Catholicity of the church, diffused throughout the earth,” Pope Francis said.The five new cardinals are: Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador in El Salvador;Archbishop Jean Zerbo, of Bamako, Mali;Bishop Anders Arborelius, of Stockholm,...
  • Pope Francis condemns Catholic "Fanatics" about doctrinal clarity [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2017 6:36:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli | May 21, 2017 | Andrew Guersney
    Below are excerpts from Pope Francis' Homily at Casa Santa Marta on Friday, May 19, 2017, on the same day as the speeches of the dubia signatories, Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Caffarra, at the Rome Life Forum. Is this Pope Francis' answer to the 'dubia' of the four cardinals?:  “So we are faced with two groups of people. The group of the apostles who want to discuss the problem, and the others who go and create problems. They divide, they divide the Church, they say that what the Apostles preached is not what Jesus said, that it is not the truth.” "There were...
  • Be open to dialogue, Pontiff asks Chinese Catholics [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2017 9:08:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 22, 2017
    Amid negotiations between the Holy See and China’s Communist government over the appointment of bishops, Pope Francis has asked the nation’s Catholics to remain “open to encounter and dialogue.” On May 24, which Pope Benedict declared a day of prayer for China’s Catholics, “we will all be united spiritually to the Catholic faithful of China, on the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians, venerated at the Sheshan Shrine at Shanghai,” Pope Francis said to the faithful following his May 21 Regina Coeli address. “To Chinese Catholics I say: let us raise our gaze to Mary Our Mother,...
  • Burying Benedict

    05/22/2017 7:21:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | May 22, 2017 | Matthew Schmitz
    Though Benedict is still living, Francis is trying to bury him. Upon his election in 2013, Francis began to pursue an agenda that Joseph Ratzinger had opposed throughout his career. A stress on the pastoral over against the doctrinal, a promotion of diverse disciplinary and doctrinal approaches in local churches, the opening of communion to the divorced and remarried—all these proposals were weighed and rejected by Ratzinger more than ten years ago in a heated debate with Walter Kasper. For better or worse, Francis now seeks to reverse Ratzinger. The conflict began with a 1992 letter concerning “the fundamental elements that are...
  • The Path to Rome and the Ascendency of Pope Peter II? [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2017 5:48:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 22, 2017 | Hilary White
    Is the Pope conversing here with his successor?  (God help us if he is!)Cardinal Pietro Parolin and the Knights of Malta  Has Bergoglio reached the end of his usefulness? And if so, what’s next on the agenda?  While most eyes are still lingering on the repellant business in Fatima, and watching the skies for fire from above, the rumour mill is firing up again. There are people around about who want information to come out, and they like to send it to me and to others we know who are doing similar work. I’ve also been having conversations with various...
  • Francis: "It is difficult to work with this pope" [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2017 4:53:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Gloria.TV ^ | May 22, 2017 | Gloria.TV
    Pope Francis thanked Genoa Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the outgoing president of the Italian Bishops' Conference, for his ten years of service notably "for the patience he has had with me." He added: "It is not easy to work with this Pope." Francis spoke at the opening of the general assembly of the Italian Bishops in Rome. Talking to the bishops he encouraged them to speak without fear, "I am ready to hear opinions that are unpleasant to me." In realty Francis has a long history of punishing or eliminating those who contradict or criticise him.
  • Pope to talk immigration, climate change in Wenders doc

    05/21/2017 1:04:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 20 May 2017 12:56 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis will offer his thoughts to the camera in a new documentary by Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders, its backers have announced at the Cannes film festival. “A Man Of His Word” will see the Argentine pontiff respond to questions submitted from people around the world, with US production company Focus Features billing the film as “the first in which a Pope addresses the audience directly, discussing topics such as ecology, immigration, consumerism and social justice”. German director Wenders, who has been nominated for three Oscars including for his Cuban music documentary “Buena Vista Social Club”, said Francis was “a...
  • Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

    05/13/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 3:12 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he would say what he thinks sincerely to Trump and listen respectfully to what Trump has to say. […] Speculation has swirled about what Trump and Francis will discuss during their May 24 audience, given Francis has already...
  • Pope To Canonize Jacinta and Francisco. But What about Sister Lucia? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Vatican has announced that the Fatima seers Jacinta and Francisco, already beatified by John Paul II, will be canonized by Pope Bergoglio, following the recent approval of a second miracle attributed to their intercession. The ceremony will probably take place in May, during the Pope’s pilgrimage to Fatima. Good news indeed. And long overdue. But there is something else that is long overdue respecting the Fatima event: the canonization of Sister Lucia. She is clearly the primary visionary who was accorded a long life on this earth for the purpose of recording and making known what the Blessed Virgin...
  • Cardinal Parolin: unnecessary speculations on the secrets of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/11/2017 5:57:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 11, 2017 | iacopo scaramuzzi
    What has been and is still being said on the secrets of Fatima are "useless speculation," because "what Fatima wanted to tell us was said publicly and openly" and Her message is "the core message of Christianity" that is "The announcement that Jesus has risen, that Jesus is alive, that Jesus is the Lord of history" Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of the Vatican State, said in an interview with the Vatican media on the eve of Pope Francis' 2-day journey in the Portuguese Marian sanctuary when, on the occasion of the centenary of the first apparitions of May 13 1917,...
  • Francis Says That He Is the “Bishop Dressed in White” [Catholic Caucus]

    05/12/2017 3:12:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 12, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Tomorrow, at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco, further enshrining the Fatima event in the life of the Church by raising two of three Fatima seers to the altars. In yet another twist to the labyrinthine mystery of the Third Secret, however, the prayer he will recite at the Fatima shrine contains this astonishing declaration: "Hail Mother of Mercy, Lady of the white robe! At this place where one hundred years ago you showed all the designs of our God's mercy, I look upon your robe of light and, as bishop dressed in white [como bispo vestido de...