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  • Hurricane Irma: Pope Francis condemns climate change sceptics

    09/11/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    Pope Francis has warned history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change sceptics in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen "with your own eyes". There have been four major Atlantic hurricanes in less than three weeks. But US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said it was an inappropriate time to discuss what role climate change may have played. Mr Pruitt - who has previously said he "would not agree" carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "Dear Pope Francis": A Letter to the Pope -- by Fr Richard Cipolla

    09/17/2017 5:35:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 15, 2017 | Fr. Richard
    "Dear Pope Francis": A Letter to the Pope -- by Fr Richard Cipolla Dear Pope Francis: I write this letter to you with a heavy heart full of concern for the Church and for you as the Successor of Peter.  We Catholics are called to love you and support you in your difficult ministry in the Church. And we do.  But there are many of us who are concerned that you do not have your pulse on the state of the Church as it is in today’s world.  You seem sometimes to act arbitrarily on important matters such as the...
  • Pope admits Vatican has 2000-case backlog of sexual abuse cases

    09/17/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 49 replies
    The Associated Press via globalnews.ca ^ | May 13, 2017 | Nicole Winfield
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path." Francis was making his first comments about the criticism leveled at the Vatican's handling of sex abuse cases by Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who resigned from Francis' sex abuse advisory commission in March. Collins quit because of what she said was the "unacceptable" level of resistance within the Vatican...
  • Scripps: 5% Chance of ‘Catastrophic’ Global Warming by Century’s End

    09/15/2017 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | September 15, 2017
    A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds a 5 percent chance that rapid global warming will be “catastrophic” or worse for the human race. The study led by Veerabhadran “Ram” Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of climate and atmospheric sciences and adviser to Pope Francis, found that an average global temperature increase greater than 3 degrees centigrade could result in “catastrophic” — and over 5 degrees “existential” — threat to humanity. These categories describe two low-probability but statistically significant scenarios that could play out by the century’s end according to an analysis of different models of global warming by...
  • Pope Francis Questions Trump’s Pro-Life Values

    09/13/2017 5:23:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/11/17 | Claire Chretien
    September 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis challenged President Trump on his pro-life views in a new interview, questioning whether Trump is actually pro-life because of his immigration stances. Aboard the papal plane on September 10, Pope Francis criticized the U.S. president over his plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows children of illegal immigrants who were illegally brought into the country to remain and apply for work permits. "I have heard the President of the United States speak," said Pope Francis as translated and reported by the National Catholic Reporter. "He presents himself...
  • Catholic leaders defend Trump after Pope Francis challenges his pro-life views

    09/13/2017 9:38:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 09/13/2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    September 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life Catholic leaders are defending President Trump against Pope Francis after the Pontiff questioned Trump’s pro-life views, despite the fact that Trump has racked up major pro-life accomplishments during his short time in office. “If Pope Francis is so concerned with the commitment of others to the defense of preborn children, he should consider his own words and actions, as well,” said Michael Hichborn, founder and president of the Lepanto Institute. The Pope questions the President’s pro-life credentials On the return flight from his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis criticized Trump over his plans...
  • Pope Francis, Titular Head of the Globalists

    09/12/2017 10:03:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/17 | Judi McLeod
    Political Hack: The tragic truth of our times is that ‘The Titular Head of the Globalists’ walks like a Marxist, talks like a Marxist and likely prays as a Marxist The one official title you will never see among those set aside for the pope: ‘Francis, Titular Head of the Globalists’; ‘Francis, the Political Pope’, ‘Francis, Pope Putting Politics Ahead of Prayer’. “The pope’s proper title, according to the Vatican’s website, is Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the...
  • Pope Francis: If Trump Is “A Good Pro-Lifer,” He’ll Keep DACA

    09/12/2017 7:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Lots of activity today on a policy that not only hasn’t changed yet, but which likely won’t change at all. On board with press on his return from a tour of Colombia, Pope Francis said he hoped that Donald Trump would allow his pro-life instincts to guide his decision on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Noting that he had not taken much time to study the issue, the pontiff said that protecting the family had to be the highest priority: During a press conference Sunday aboard the papal plane from Colombia to Rome, Pope Francis said...
  • Pope Francis Blasts Trump Over DACA: 'If He's Pro-Life, He Should Defend Family Unity'

    09/12/2017 1:41:30 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-11-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    The most leftist pope in history is at it again: "I have heard the President of the United States speak," the pope said, responding to a question from a Mexican journalist about Trump's decision. "He presents himself as a pro-life man. If he is a good pro-lifer, he should understand that the family is the cradle of life and you must defend its unity." That sounds like a great one-liner. Sadly, however, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Being pro-life is about respecting a woman's pregnancy and protecting the unborn baby. It is most definitely not about family "unity." According...
  • Pope slams climate change deniers as 'stupid'

    09/11/2017 9:53:00 AM PDT · by detective · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 11, 2017
    On board the papal plane (AFP) - Pope Francis on Monday slammed climate change doubters as "stupid" in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. "Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them. They are very clear, very precise," the pontiff said Monday during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip.
  • Pope Francis injured after hitting head against popemobile

    09/10/2017 12:26:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 10, 2017
    Pope Francis sustained minor injuries today after hitting his head against the vehicle in which he was traveling in Cartagena, Colombia. A spokesman for the pope confirmed the injuries, which were captured on video, saying he has a wound on his cheekbone and eyebrow but is "fine." He is receiving "ice treatment,” the spokesman added. The incident occurred while Francis, 80, was traveling in the popemobile, a customized vehicle outfitted with bulletproof glass designed to protect the pope while he greets crowds. He appeared to be leaning outside a glass panel in front of him when the vehicle stopped and...
  • Pope Francis: Let The Bishops Translate the Catholic Liturgy, Not The Vatican

    09/10/2017 12:35:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Will all things visible and invisible become seen and unseen? Should the Lord be with your spirit, or also with you? All these questions and more may — or may not — be coming to a diocese near you after a major change in Vatican canon law and practice announced today. In a motu proprio titled Magnum Principium, Pope Francis reversed the approval process for translations of the Catholic liturgy from the original Latin. Joshua McElwee reports that the change hands most of the authority to local episcopal conferences: In a motu proprio issued Sept. 9, the pontiff says...
  • Pope Francis Says Marriage Is Only Between a Man and a Woman, ‘We Cannot Change It’

    09/09/2017 11:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    BCCN1 ^ | 09/08/2017
    Pope Francis has reiterated his belief that marriage can only be defined as a union of one man and one woman, explaining that “we cannot change it.”In a series of interviews with French sociologist Dominique Wolton that was published Wednesday in a book whose title translates to “Politics and Society,” the pontiff reaffirmed Church teaching on marriage.“We cannot change it. This is the nature of things,” explained Francis regarding the traditional biblical definition for marriage, adding that gay marriage should be “civil unions.”Francis also maintained the Church’s teaching on abortion, referring to the procedure as “murder of an innocent person.”...
  • Pope Francis Signals Support for Legal Recognition of Same-Sex ‘Civil Unions’

    09/08/2017 7:08:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/7/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, September 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pope Francis seems to have affirmed recognizing homosexual relationships under law, an apparent contradiction of the Church's longheld teaching. In a new book-length interview, the Pope reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex "marriage," but recommends using the term "civil unions" instead. “Let us call things by their names. Matrimony is between a man and a woman. This is the precise term. Let us call the same-sex union a ‘civil union,’” he said. Pope Francis made the comment during more than a dozen conversations with French journalist Dominique Wolton, who published the Pope’s words in...
  • Francis Expands the Fake Magisterium

    09/07/2017 10:24:38 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Remnant ^ | September 6, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In a 450-page book-interview, Pope Bergoglio reduces adultery and fornication to “minor sins,” announces a “battle” against sexual morality via Amoris Laetitia, condones “civil unions” for homosexuals, pronounces all wars unjust, and says the secular state is a healthy thing. If there was any doubt that Pope Bergoglio’s tumultuous reign is an unparalleled, indeed apocalyptic, threat to the integrity of the Faith, that doubt cannot possibly survive the publication of “Pope Francis: Meetings with Dominique Wolton: Politics and Society,” a 450-page compendium of rambling private conversations between Bergoglio and Wolton, a French sociologist, during an extraordinary series of private audiences...
  • The dubia surrounding Pope Francis’ election

    09/07/2017 10:15:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/17 | David Martin
    The Political Pope: How Pope Francis is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives With all the controversy that surrounded the election of Pope Francis upon the resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013, it seems that Catholics may have lost sight of a very key element of this episode, namely, that Benedict XVI never resigned his papal office, but only the active exercise thereof. On the eve of his resignation, he said: “Anyone who accepts the Petrine ministry no longer has any privacy. He belongs always and completely to everyone, to the whole Church… “The ‘always’ is also a “forever”—there...
  • Pope, Orthodox leader make climate change appeal to 'heal wounded creation'

    09/01/2017 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2017 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected. The appeal comes three months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement, struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized,” Francis and Bartholomew said in...
  • Pope Francis Is Diminishing the Papacy. Good

    08/29/2017 7:48:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2017 | by MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
    Sometimes I think Pope Francis is a gift to the Catholic Church, especially when he says something silly, clumsy, or even stupid. He allows serious Catholics to take the papal cult less seriously than they have been doing for generations. Overall, that’s a good thing. It began almost gently, as a matter of style, with the way Pope Francis offered pungent insults in his homilies and interviews. He called out archetypes. He slammed what he called “airport bishops.” He characterized Christians who complain too much as “Mr. and Mrs. Whiner.” He belittled certain types of nuns as “old maids.” Suddenly,...
  • POPE'S SWISS GUARDS SAY 'ONLY MATTER OF TIME' BEFORE ISIS ATTACKS ROME, VATICAN

    08/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2017
    The chief of the Swiss Guards, the force that protects the Vatican, has said it is only “a matter of time” before an attack that is inspired or directed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) against the home of the Catholic church. Commander Christoph Graf, speaking to Swiss Catholic news website cath.ch, said that the security force for Pope Francis is prepared for any act of extremism. “Perhaps it is only a matter of time before an attack like that happens in Rome. But we are ready also for this,” he said. Created in the 16th century, the force...
  • Vatican starting to look hypocritical on those 'national security concerns'

    08/28/2017 4:52:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    The Vatican has called an ISIS terrorist video from the Philippines threatening the life of the pope "worrying" and made vague statements about security being in ready to halt the potential attack. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's No. 2 official, said he has seen the video of militants desecrating Christian statues and threatening the pope by saying they'll come to Rome, as they tear in half photos of him and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The video was mostly filmed in the Philippines, where ISIS has been clashing with government forces for control of the city...