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  • Pope Gets Interfaith Gift from New York

    11/14/2019 5:27:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 11/12/19 | Allyson Escobar
    Late last month, Pope Francis received a local gift from New York that served as a goodwill gesture to promote greater understanding among people of different faiths. Pave the Way Foundation — a Wantagh, L.I.-based organization whose mission is to “end the malevolent use of religion” — organized a trip to Rome to present the pope with a copy of a Jewish sacred text for use in the Vatican Library. The document was a replica of the English translation of the “Tikkunei Zohar,” an ancient sacred text of the Jewish Kabbalah, a mystical movement that interprets the Bible. The Tikkunei...
  • The Catholic Identity Conference: A Call for All Catholics to Rise Up

    11/14/2019 12:30:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 14, 2019 | Timothy Flanders
    The Catholic Identity Conference: A Call for All Catholics to Rise Up The recent Catholic Identity Conference, organized by The Remnant Newspaper, is a call for all Catholics to rise up and fight for the Faith. In days past, the heralds came to town and preached the Crusade, and our fathers left their families to “take up the cross” and die in the holy land fighting Muhammadans. In the same way, Mr. Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant, has called this a “time of honor,” when Catholics must manfully arise for the honor of fighting and dying under the banner...
  • Cdl. Tobin’s New Hire Seeks Workplaces Celebrating LGBTQ Identity

    Cdl. Tobin’s New Hire Seeks Workplaces Celebrating LGBTQ Identity Comments confirm archdiocese of Newark's pro-gay bent NEWARK, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a Church Militant inquiry, the archdiocese of Newark updated its website to include the recent hiring of an LGBT activist, but questions still remain.   Church Militant published a story on Oct. 30 that Cdl. Joseph Tobin hired Sean Ryan, a devoted LGBTQ activist, as his senior associate for operations. Sean Ryan For that story, Church Militant had reached out to the archdiocese inquiring why Ryan had been hired and why he was absent from the archdiocesan website.  The spokeswoman...
  • Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber

    11/11/2019 6:36:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 11, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber November 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke praised the young man who last month threw Pachamama statues used in rituals connected to the recently concluded Amazon Synod into the Tiber river in Rome, saying he has “respect” for him and has “gratitude” for his “courageous witness to the faith.” In a new interview with The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, Cardinal Burke for the first time commented on the Pachamama controversy that took place during the recent October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome. In this...
  • Statue of ancient god of child sacrifice put on display in Rome

    11/11/2019 6:16:08 PM PST · by Norski · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Nov 6, 2019 | LifeSiteNews staff
    "ROME, November 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A reconstruction of a pagan idol who demanded child sacrifice was stationed at the entrance of Rome’s Colosseum as part of a secular historical exhibition. The statue of Moloch, worshipped by both the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, is part of an exhibit dedicated to Ancient Rome’s once-great rival, the city of Carthage. The large-scale exhibition, titled Carthago: The immortal myth, runs until March 29, 2020. . .Three ancient Greek historians all attest that it was customary in Carthage to burn children alive as offerings to the deity, whom they called Baal and Cronus or...
  • The Warped Catechism of Jorge Bergoglio

    11/10/2019 11:54:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 10, 2019 | George Neumayr
    The Warped Catechism of Jorge Bergoglio His interviews with Eugenio Scalfari belong on the “Index of Forbidden Books.” A measure of this pontificate’s farcical dysfunction is that its leading chronicler is Eugenio Scalfari, a doddering apostate, atheist, and communist to whom Jorge Bergoglio routinely confides his heretical thoughts. Scalfari is the pope’s favorite interviewer, a veritable Boswell to Bergoglio’s Samuel Johnson. The pope is so fond of their exchanges that he had the Vatican publishing house issue an early batch of their interviews as a book. In one of those interviews, the pope told Scalfari, an ex-Catholic, that he had no...
  • Report: Pope denies bodily resurrection of Christ

    11/09/2019 8:56:24 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 104 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/8/19 | wnd staff
    Pope Francis already has been accused of heresy by prominent Catholic clergy, but now his longtime friend and interviewer is claiming the South American-born pontiff denies one of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in bodily form. Eugenio Scalfari, a left-wing atheist journalist, published the remarks in the periodical he founded, La Repubblica, and in a new book, CNS News reported. Scalfari claims that the pope told him that Jesus Christ did not rise bodily from the dead but "in the semblance of a spirit." In the Nov. 5 edition of La...
  • Scalfari: Pope Francis Denies Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

    11/07/2019 8:55:21 AM PST · by ebb tide · 77 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 7, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Scalfari: Pope Francis Denies Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Italian journalist doubles down on Francis' alleged denial of Jesus' divinity ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a new series of troubling revelations, Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari has quoted Pope Francis as denying the bodily resurrection of Jesus in stating that the crucified Christ emerged from the tomb as a spirit rather than as a body. In a front-page article in Tuesday's La Repubblica, Scalfari expands on his earlier quote from Pope Francis, where the Holy Father is interpreted as rejecting the divinity of Jesus while on earth, and dovetails that statement with Francis’ alleged denial...
  • Washington Post: Catholics should follow Germany's gospel when seeking future growth — GetReligion

    11/05/2019 1:19:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    GetReligion.org ^ | November 5, 2019 | Terry Mattingly
    When it comes to Catholic demographics — think birth rate, membership and new clergy — researchers know where to look if they want to find the good news and the bad news. It you are seeking new life and growth, all roads lead to Africa — where the Catholic population has grown by nearly 250% since 1980. Anyone seeking bad news can examine trends in Europe. Take Germany, for example. The Catholic church lost 216,078 members in 2018, according to the German Bishops’ Conference. Researchers at the University of Freiburg predict that Catholic membership totals will fall another 50% by...
  • Bishops Stage Pro-Immigration Border Mass in Texas..(“there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”)

    11/03/2019 7:48:03 AM PST · by caww · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/21019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    Bishops from the U.S. and Mexico held a highly political Mass at the border separating their two countries on Saturday morning, insisting in a statement that “there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”....... Last month, Bishop Seitz wrote a searing “pastoral letter” denouncing President Trump’s border wall as a “monument to hate” and a symbol of exclusion and racism. “Borders, in the spirit of the Eucharist, exist not to separate and divide, but to identify and complement one another.” “The wall deepens racially charged perceptions of how we understand the border as well as Mexicans and migrants. It extends racist talk...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Y Hate Russia, I.M. 4 Roy Moore And More

    10/26/2019 8:21:43 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/26/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Some great easy listening and big band sounds to open us up to joy and celebration. I look for the good and want to share it with you. Canada's election day Monday brought the election of an independent candidate in the Vancouver Granville riding.... And courtesy of "Ruptly" the pictures of Maria Butina on her way home to Russia..... "She served a ridiculously long sentence essentially for not filing the right paperwork. But now she is free...." Why do the Adam Schiff's and Marco Rubio's read from the same script when it comes to Russia... Angela Merkel may get things...
  • Pope asks forgiveness for theft of Amazon statues

    10/25/2019 7:56:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 25, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis asked forgiveness Friday from Amazonian bishops and tribal leaders after thieves stole indigenous statues from a Vatican-area church and tossed them into the Tiber River in a bold show of conservative opposition to history’s first Latin American pope. Francis insisted that the carved wooden statues of naked pregnant women were brought to the Vatican for display during his Amazon synod “without any intention of idolatry,” undercutting conservative claims that they were symbols of pagan, idolatrous worship. He said carabinieri police had found the so-called Pachamama statues unharmed in the Tiber, and would consider letting the Vatican display them...
  • Vatican communications chief denies Amazon Synod guests prostrated themselves before wooden statues

    10/25/2019 7:41:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October25, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Vatican communications chief denies Amazon Synod guests prostrated themselves before wooden statues Amazon Synod guests bow to wooded statues in Vatican gardens' ceremony prior to opening of Amazon Synod, Oct. 4, 2019, Rome. VATICAN CITY, October 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A top Vatican media official declared today that there had been no ceremony in the Vatican Gardens in which guests of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region prostrated themselves.  Despite video footage of the October 4 event that clearly shows men and women in a circle bowing to the ground before various statues — one of which...
  • Turkey Advertises Its Koranic “Ecumenism”-with image of a blood-splattered cross and star of David

    10/25/2019 11:21:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 25, 2019 | Andrew Bostom
    Accompanied by the image of a blood-splattered cross and star of David Billboards belonging to the traditionalist Muslim Justice and Development Party (AKP) municipality are on public display in Konya, central Turkey, featuring the verbatim text of Koran 5:51 (in accurate Turkish translation). Accompanied by the image of a blood-splattered cross, and star of David, the text simply re-states Koran 5:51: O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of...
  • Who or What Is the Antichrist? A Reflection on the Biblical Teaching

    10/25/2019 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 78 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-24-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 24, 2019October 24, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Who or What Is the Antichrist? A Reflection on the Biblical Teaching There is much lore about the antichrist (especially among certain Evangelicals) that is out of proportion to the attention Scripture pays to the concept, and more importantly is at possible variance from what is certainly taught. It easily becomes fodder for movies and novels: the antichrist figure steps on the scene, deceiving many, and mesmerizing the whole world with apparent miracles and a message of false peace.But is this really what or whom the Scriptures call...
  • End Times Watchers look at Malachy's Prophecy as Francis Continues to Change The Catholic Church

    10/22/2019 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    nteb ^ | 10/22/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    From time to time, interest in the long-ago made prophecy of the end times by Roman Catholic Archbishop Malachy will flare up again, and people will write in and ask what we think about it. Well, there is no trustworthy prophecy outside of the Bible, it begins with Genesis 1 and ends with Revelation 22, and honestly that is that. That said, Malachy at the very least was astute in his consideration of the Roman system on many levels. Things he got right in his “prophecy” is that the Roman Catholic Church does indeed sit on 7 hills, and it...
  • Op-ed: "Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?"

    10/18/2019 3:57:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 148 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 18, 2019 | Rev. Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Op-ed: "Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?" During the first press conference of the Amazonian synod Bishop David Martínez De Aguirre Guinea, O.P., one of the special secretaries appointed by Francis, gave a response that lends weight to reports that the shamanistic ritual conducted in the Vatican Gardens was, indeed, the worship of the pagan idol, Pachamama. Bishop Martínez said: "Those who used this symbol wished it to reflect fertility, to women, to life, the life present among the Amazonian people and Amazonia as an entity full of life. I don’t think we need to make connections...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • [Australian] Politician Wants Catholic Churches to Post Signs Warning Children of Danger

    10/14/2019 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/11/19 | K Thor Jensen
    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children. The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage. In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari?

    10/14/2019 11:15:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | October 13, 2019 | Giuseppe Nardi
    [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari? The column published yesterday by Eugenio Scalfari led to a brief reaction from the Vatican Press Office. Scalfari revealed in the daily La Repubblica that Francis entrusted him, in a personal conversation, with the conviction that Jesus Christ was "not God at all". But how did the Holy See react to this nuclear bomb of atomic bombs?Strictly taciturn. So far, only the new Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni has reacted. He said: "As has been said on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari ascribed to the Holy Father in conversations with him, are not as a faithful representation of what has actually...