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  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Vatican Guidelines on Cremation, Though Helpful, Require Follow-up

    11/08/2016 7:50:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-07-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Recent Vatican Guidelines on Cremation, Though Helpful, Require Follow-up Msgr. Charles Pope • November 7, 2016 • I was happy to hear that the Vatican recently reminded the world’s Catholics of some important matters concerning cremation. As cremation has become more common in recent decades, many significant problems have emerged. Cremated remains not being buried or placed in a mausoleum,Cremated remains being scattered,Cremated remains being divvied up among relatives,And strangest of all, cremated remains being fashioned into or incorporated within jewelry. Cremated remains should be treated with the same respect and reverence as bodily remains. For indeed cremated remains...
  • 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...

    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, 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 rumblings: Pope Francis aiming to end Latin Mass permission

    07/26/2017 10:35:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 284 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Henry-Westen
    Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVIs universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. While the course of action would be in tune with Pope Francis repeatedly expressed disdain for the TLM especially among young people, there has been no open discussion of it to date. Sources in Rome told LifeSite last week that liberal prelates inside the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith were overheard discussing a plan ascribed to the Pope to do away with Pope Benedicts famous...
  • 'We Will Be In Rome': ISIS Threatens Pope Francis In New Propaganda Video

    08/25/2017 8:19:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/24/17 | Iain Burns
    * ISIS video, filmed in Marawi in the Philippines, shows the desecration of a church* One English-speaking jihadi points at camera and promises: 'We will be in Rome'* Pictures of the current Pope and his predecessor are torn up and thrown away* Church is ultimately burned while statues of Jesus on the cross are destroyed* Terror group is losing ground in Syria and Iraq but battle in Marawi continues ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing its fighters stamping on busts of Jesus, ripping pictures of the Pope in half and promising to come to Rome. Filmed mostly in...
  • Vatican adviser scraps Catholic teaching, says God made gays who they are

    08/22/2017 5:27:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 60 replies
    LifeSite News | August 22, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    A high profile Vatican consultant has publicly departed from Catholic teaching on homosexuality, sayingGod made LGBTQ people who they are. Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest who is the editor at large of America Magazine as well as an adviser to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications, made the comment to the pro-homosexual organization PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) on August 18. Martin spokeon the occasion of PFLAG honoring him with its 2017 Flag Bearer Award for making what it called lasting contributions to the safety and/or equality of people who are LGBTQ, their families, and...
  • Venezuela crisis: loyalist assembly inaugurated amid Vatican criticism (Excommunication Possible?)

    08/04/2017 11:41:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 4, 2017 | Sibylla Brodzinsky
    The threat of confrontation mounted in Venezuela as the president, Nicols Maduro, installed a controversial new assembly despite overwhelming international condemnation and a planned opposition protest to block it. The 545-member constituent assembly was inaugurated on Friday, five days after it was elected in a vote that has been dogged by allegations of fraud and vote-rigging. The new body is made up entirely of pro-government loyalists after the opposition boycotted the vote as unconstitutional. In its opening session, the assembly elected Venezuelas former foreign minister Delcy Rodrguez as its president, and the countrys former vice-president Aristobulo Isturiz as its first...
  • Germany: Muslims planned to finance jihad massacre with money extorted from the Vatican

    07/11/2017 3:28:58 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 11, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    They plotted to have two suicide bombers set off explosive vests and then open fire on passers-by with automatic rifles. They hoped to finance their plot by selling to the Vatican a video showing proof of life of a priest who was kidnapped by IS in Syria. Nothing a little dialogue wont fix. Maybe Pope Francis could travel to Dsseldorf, slip these poor dears a few bucks, and explain to them how true Islam and the proper understanding of the Quran reject every form of violence.
  • Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

    07/08/2017 2:34:25 PM PDT · by catnipman · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/8/2017 | n/a
    Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic masses must not be gluten-free - although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled.
  • Pope Francis Says America Has a Distorted Vision of the World

    07/08/2017 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 83 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 8, 2017
    Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of Americaand Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad's Syriahave a distorted vision of the world"--("una visione distorta del mondo," as reportetd in Italian by La Repubblica).
  • Fresh Hope From USA For Charlie Gard?

    07/07/2017 11:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    While world leaders debate the fate of an infant on a ventilator, a New York hospital wants to throw him a potential lifeline — if both the US and UK governments will allow it. The Guardian reports this morning that New York Presbyterian and Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center have volunteered to admit Charlie Gard to administer experimental treatment to reverse his life-threatening condition, if the FDA approves it. Alternately, they will ship the necessary drugs to the UK if they promise to administer it: The US hospital said it would treat Charlie with an experimental drug pending approval...
  • Vatican police break up drug-fuelled gay orgy at home of secretary of Pope Francis's key adviser

    07/06/2017 12:37:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/06/2017 | By JULIAN ROBINSON
    Vatican police 'break up drug-fuelled gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers' Raid at flat belonging to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithOccupant of flat was allegedly secretary to Cardinal Francesco CoccopalmerioCoccopalmerio heads Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and is a key adviser to the Pope Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported.The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical...
  • Vatican Police Raid Drug-Infused Gay Orgy at Home of Cardinals Aide

    07/06/2017 11:19:55 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jul 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a sordid new sex scandal, Vatican police raided the apartment of a 50-year-old priest, breaking up a gay orgy fueled by drugs and alcohol. During last weeks blitz, Msgr. Luigi Capozzi, assistant to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, was arrested by the Vatican gendarmerie and sent briefly to a Roman clinic for drug detox. The priest, a native of Salerno, is currently on retreat at an unspecified convent in Italy. Capozzis apartment where the raid took place is in the palace of the SantUffizio within the Vatican City, where a number of high-ranking prelates...
  • Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

    07/05/2017 11:25:11 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 19 replies
    Ukdailymail ^ | 5 Jul, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported. The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.
  • Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

    07/05/2017 10:58:04 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 July 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported. The flat belonged to the Vatican'sCongregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary toCardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.
  • Pope Francis Ousts Another Vatican Conservative

    07/03/2017 3:28:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    For the second time in a week, Pope Francis has removed a conservative Vatican powerhouse who opposed his warming of Roman Catholic orthodoxy.The Vatican announced Saturday that the Pope would not be renewing the five-year appointment of Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, basically the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog. Muller, a 69-year-old was appointed by fellow German Pope Benedict XVI. As Cardinal Ratzinger, Benedict had also headed that Congregation under Pope John Paul II.The ouster of Cardinal Muller is one of this Pope’s most important decisions yet since his 2013 election...
  • Sick Boy Gets Visit From Melania, Then Almost Immediately Gets The News

    06/29/2017 9:34:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    America Now ^ | June 28, 2017 | Charles Roberts, CNN
    A young Greek boy awaiting a heart transplant had his wish come true shortly after being visited by First Lady Melania Trump. The first lady visited the boy at a pediatric hospital in Rome on May 24, after she and her husband, President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, reports CNN. "Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor," the first lady said in a statement. "I read a book and held hands with this special...
  • Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his focus

    06/19/2017 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vaticans Pontifical Academy for Life, has doubled down in defending a new member appointed by Pope Francis to the Academy who has argued that abortion should be legal until 18 weeks after conception. Paglia said that while the appointees pro-abortion stance is not my personal position, and much less the Academy, he nevertheless defended the recent selection of pro-abortion University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar.