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  • Hagia Sophia: Pope "Pained" as Instanbul Museum Reverts to Mosque

    07/12/2020 8:45:32 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 28 replies
    BBC New ^ | 7/12/2020 | BBC
    Pope Francis has said he's "pained" by Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. Speaking at a service in the Vatican, the Roman Catholic leader added that his "thoughts go to Istanbul". Hagia Sophia was built as a Christian cathedral nearly 1,500 years ago and turned into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of 1453. The Unesco World Heritage Site became a museum in 1934 under Turkish Republic founding father Ataturk. But earlier this week a Turkish court annulled the site's museum status, saying its use as anything other than a mosque was "not possible legally".
  • Vatican Orders All Departments to Close All External Accounts

    07/10/2020 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/8/20 | Marco Tosatti
    Leaked internal letter shows Vatican finances in full crisisDear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, we have received a letter which the prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy and Finance, Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., sent to the heads of all Vatican departments, essentially to ask that they close all current "external" accounts of the various dicasteries and offices and transfer the money preserved in these accounts to APSA, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which is managed by the former secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Bp. Nunzio Galantino, and by Bp. Gustavo Zanchetta. Zanchetta is...
  • Priest to Scottish Gov’t: Pubs Are Allowed to Open, So Why Can’t We Have Mass?

    07/08/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/7/20 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    ‘It is extremely concerning that there may now be some further delay in allowing the return to public worship,’ wrote Father Michael J. Kane, pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge. ‘It is deeply distressing that Catholics cannot receive the Sacraments.’COATBRIDGE, Scotland, July 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Catholic priest has published an objection to the Scottish government’s continuing ban on public church services. Father Michael J. Kane is the pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge, a town about 10 miles east of Glasgow. In a June 26 open letter to Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Fulton...
  • Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill dozens' at cattle market in Kompienga

    06/01/2020 2:07:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 05/31/2020
    Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said. Local media earlier reported 20 killed, while quoting sources as saying the death toll could be considerably higher. AFP news agency quoted local residents as saying 30 died. The government blamed the attack on "terrorists", a phrase usually used to describe al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked jihadists Burkina Faso has been battling in recent years. Despite occasional government claims of success against the Islamist militants, the insecurity in the north and east of Burkina Faso has dramatically escalated. Jihadists have often targeted...
  • Fulani Militants Kill Thirty in Nigeria Militants Attack Five Villages in Three Days

    05/14/2020 12:56:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    International Christian Concern ^ | 05/14/2020 | Olivia Mille
    Fulani Militants Kill Thirty in Nigeria Militants Attack Five Villages in Three Days 05/14/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Fulani militants conducted a major attack, beginning late in the evening on May 11, on the community of Gonan Rogo in Kaduna State, Nigeria, as well as four other villages. Despite the government lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Fulani militants continued to move freely and attacked five villages in Kajuru local council area of Kaduna State during three successive days, leaving 30 people dead. In a press release on May 12, the...
  • Uganda: Muslim father burns his daughter and vows to kill her for becoming Christian

    05/26/2020 12:17:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 26, 2020 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Uganda: Muslim father burns his daughter and vows to kill her for becoming Christian MAY 26, 2020 8:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER If the roles were reversed, this would be the focus of international news coverage, but you will only hear about this incident here. In any case, Sheikh Hussein Byaruhanga Husain is not an “extremist.” The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah....
  • Pope Francis Dangerous Call For Interfaith Prayer, Each To His Own God

    07/08/2020 8:02:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    PNW ^ | 7/7/2020 | Leonardo Di Chirico
    Can you imagine an Apostle Paul who, at the Areopagus in Athens (Acts 17), invites his listeners (followers of various philosophical schools and ancient cults) to unite in prayer, each to his own god/ideal as a sign of fraternity? Can you imagine an Apostle Peter who, in writing to Christians at the four corners of the Roman Empire (1 Peter 1:1), recommends that they raise petitions together with the faithful of the Eastern, Greek and Roman religions, to invoke the end of a pandemic? For those who have a basic grasp of the biblical faith, this is pretty absurd. Not...
  • Pope Francis and China: A Vatican Mystery and a Proposal

    07/07/2020 6:42:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 7/6/20 | Massimo Introvigne
    Allegedly, on July 5 a paragraph of a pre-written speech by the Pope where he supported freedom in Hong Kong was not read by Francis. To avoid further wild speculations, the Vatican may publish the text of the 2018 China deal.On July 5, a mysterious incident that would have pleased a Dan Brown happened in the Vatican. Speeches by the Pope are distributed to journalists “embargoed,” meaning that media can quote them only after the Pope had pronounced them. In the past, journalists who violated the embargoes lost their credentials with the Vatican. Allegedly, the embargoed text in Italian of...
  • The next pope: are we facing the nightmare of a Parolin pontificate?

    07/07/2020 3:27:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 7, 2020 | Damian Thompson
    The next pope: are we facing the nightmare of a Parolin pontificate? Vatican officials are anxious to get their hands on an advance copy of The Next Pope, a survey of 19 leading contenders to succeed Pope Francis scheduled for publication next month. The author, Edward Pentin, discusses these papable cardinals in today's episode of Holy Smoke.The full list is still under wraps, but inevitably we talk about Cardinal Robert Sarah, the African-born apocalyptic visionary whom liberals most fear. (If you doubt that, read this despicable and semi-literate hatchet job on Sarah by Christopher Lamb in The Tablet.) Equally inevitably,...
  • Dueling Protests Follow Suspension of Indiana Priest

    07/07/2020 11:59:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 7, 2020 | Martina Moyski
    Dueling Protests Follow Suspension of Indiana Priest Fr. Theodore Rothrock: leftists 'serpents in the garden' CARMEL, Ind. ( - Protests and counterprotests are erupting over the suspension of a faithful Indiana cleric, days after his denunciation of radical leftist groups. On Sunday, supporters and critics of Fr. Theodore Rothrock faced off outside St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel. One contingent shouted "Black Lives Matter!" while the other cheered, "Go, Fr. Ted!" Father Rothrock was suspended last week after condemning anarchist groups. "Black Lives Matter, Antifa and the other nefarious acolytes of their persuasion are not the friends or allies we have been led to believe," he warned in his...
  • Catholic Mag That Demonized Those Who Spoke Out About Christian Persecution Wonders Why No One is Doing So

    07/07/2020 1:58:57 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 7, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    sday, the Jesuit periodical America sounded a dark note: “Are Nigeria’s Christians the target of a genocide? That is the conclusion of a number of religious freedom analysts and Nigerian clergy.” Yet the venerable Leftist Catholic magazine’s warning was veritably dripping with irony, for the same publication has for quite some time been vilifying and smearing people who did speak out against the persecution of Christians in Nigeria and elsewhere...America magazine is not actually being as inconsistent as it may seem at first glance. Even though America’s Kevin Clarke identifies Boko Haram as made up of “Islamic militants,” it is...
  • Analysis: Pope's Hong Kong omission complicates all the narratives

    07/06/2020 2:08:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 6, 2020 | Christopher Altieri
    Analysis: Pope's Hong Kong omission complicates all the narratives On Sunday morning, journalists covering the Vatican beat got word from official Vatican communications channels, strongly suggesting Pope Francis would be using his remarks to the faithful at the Angelus to address the ongoing crisis in Hong Kong.When he’d prayed the traditional noonday prayer of Marian devotion, however, mention of the troubled island city was conspicuous by its absence, and journalists were scrambling for an explanation. The omission is serious: either Pope Francis decided for some reason—on his own and at the very last minute—to skip the appeal, or someone convinced...
  • Archdiocese hires outspoken pro-LGBT BLM advisor on racism

    07/03/2020 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    An archbishop has hired a “diversity and inclusion” consultant who is unabashedly pro-LGBT; supports the Marxist, pro-abortion, anti-family Black Lives Matter movement; and sees Republicans as evil to help him “grapple with racial tension” in a city that has long been plagued with racial unrest and violence. Baltimore archbishop William E. Lori announced in a June 5 letter that he has hired Howard Ross, founder and president of the Udarta consulting firm in Washington, D.C., to help him “implement the recommendations outlined in his second pastoral reflection on racism, ‘The Journey to Racial Justice: Repentance, Healing and Action.’” According to...
  • '32,000 Christians Butchered to Death'-In one nation alone. [May, 20]

    06/30/2020 7:41:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 30, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of May 2020: The Slaughter of Christians Nigeria: From January 2020 to mid-May 2020, Muslim terrorists massacred at least 620 Christians (470 by Fulani herdsmen and 150 by Boko Haram). According to a May 14 report: Militant Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram … have intensified their anti-Christian violence … with hacking to death in the past four months and half of 2020 of no fewer than 620 defenseless Christians, and wanton burning or destruction of their centers of worship and learning. The atrocities against Christians have...
  • Nigeria Facing ‘Systematic, Planned, Calculated’ Genocide of Christians

    07/02/2020 6:32:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/29/20 | Charles Collins
    President Donald Trump should appoint a special envoy for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region to “focus like a laser beam” on the attacks by Boko Haram and other Islamic militants, according to one of the main architects of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Former Congressman Frank Wolf said such a move was necessary to stop a genocide of Christians in the region. Wolf was speaking to journalists during a press call on the situation in Nigeria sponsored by In Defense of Christians, a Washington D.C. human rights group. Nigeria has had over 50,000 people killed since 2009...
  • [Barf Alert] Priest in NY church: ‘Christ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’

    07/02/2020 10:20:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Joseph Sciambra
    [Barf Alert] Priest in NY church: ‘Christ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’ Fr. Rick Walsh July 2, 2020 (Sons of St. Joseph) — On June 28, 2020, Paulist priest Rick Walsh offered “a reflection” entitled “We All Belong to Each Other” at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City; the parish is the motherhouse of the Paulist order. On June 25, 2020, Walsh also was the “celebrant” for the parish’s Pride Mass sponsored by the Paulist’s LGBT ministry “Out at St. Paul. (OSP)” During his “reflection” Walsh said: Are they not aware…Christ is a woman… …Christ is Black In Christ, I...
  • [Barf Alert] Amazon Conference to Aid ‘Mother Earth’

    07/02/2020 10:01:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 1, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    [Barf Alert] Amazon Conference to Aid ‘Mother Earth’ Marxist cardinal heads new ecclesial body VATICAN CITY ( - Amazonian bishops have created a transnational ecclesial conference in the first, significant phase of implementing the proposals of the 2019 Amazon Synod and Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia ("Beloved Amazon"). The Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (ECA) will promote synodality, foster integral ecology, affirm Amazonian identity and respond to "the cries of the poor and of Mother Earth," announced a June 29 statement signed by CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Council) president Abp. Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte and REPAM (Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network) president Cdl. Cláudio Hummes.   Pope Francis with indigenous peoples at the Amazon Synod...
  • Vatican Warns Israel: West Bank Annexation Would ‘Jeopardize’ Peace

    07/02/2020 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    The Vatican issued a statement Wednesday warning Israel that “unilateral actions” in the West Bank and Jordan Valley would seriously compromise peace efforts in the area. In its statement, the Holy See press office revealed the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with the Ambassadors of the United States of America and of the State of Israel on Tuesday. […] The Vatican’s “concern” relates to plans to extend Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley in an effort to safeguard Jewish settlements in the West Bank and shore up Israel’s western border by annexing...
  • Are the Chinese buying Pope Francis's silence? Bribing Francis's Vatican looks like another smart Chinese investment in the Western left elite.

    07/01/2020 9:24:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2020 | Frank Friday
    There are still many wonderful priests, sisters, and bishops in the Catholic Church, sharing the real Gospel of Christ.  They are frequently clobbered for doing so. Father Daniel Maloney was run out of Boston last week by his archbishop for making eminently sensible comments about the George Floyd case and the wicked race violence that has sprouted from it.  Last week, we also learned from a whistleblower it is likely Red China is paying off the Vatican to keep quiet about its human rights abuses.  This comes as no big surprise.  Brave Chinese Christians, especially the underground Catholic Church there, have long been telling what's really going...
  • Diocese of Lansing Scraps CCHD [Catholic Campaign for Human Development], Opposes BLM [Black Lives Matter]

    06/30/2020 6:39:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/26/20 | Jay McNally
    LANSING, Mich. ( - The diocese of Lansing is distancing itself from the organization Black Lives Matter (BLM), which has been waging public war against the diocese for three years, as well from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which has generously funded left-wing groups in Lansing for at least the last decade. "The diocese cannot give its corporate endorsement to the organization Black Lives Matter," the diocese said in a June 23 e-mail in response to queries from Church Militant about the group. "As set out in its 'What We Believe' statement," the diocese continued, "many of its...