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  • Vatican Official Explains Why Cardinal Parolin Attended Bilderberg Meeting

    06/17/2018 4:42:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/15/18 | Ed Pentin
    After much deliberation, the Vatican Secretary of State decided to take part in order to convey Catholic social teaching to those who would not otherwise hear it.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, accepted an invitation to address the controversial and secretive Bilderberg Meeting earlier this month in order to take the teaching of the Church to a group who would not otherwise hear it, a Vatican official has told the Register. The Vatican official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Italian organizers of the visit were persistent in extending an invitation to the most senior Vatican...
  • Ukraine's Catholic Archbishop says 'No Choice' but Dialogue with Russia

    06/14/2018 8:43:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuck, leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has emphasized the importance of dialogue and forgiveness between the parties at war for the future of Ukraine. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has cost more than 10,000 lives since 2014. "There is no official dialogue among the different Orthodox churches, and there is no official dialogue between Catholic churches and our Orthodox brothers,” Shevchuck said, adding that this is a cause for “regret.” Shevchuck made his remarks after a closed-door roundtable discussion on religious freedom with Vatican officials and diplomats at the U.S. embassy to the Holy...
  • Vatican Secretary of State attending elite Bilderberg meeting

    06/07/2018 5:59:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Crux ^ | 7 Jun 18 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Cardinal Pietro Parolin Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, will take part in the Bilderberg Conference, an annual private gathering of global political, business and media leaders, taking place this year in Turin, Italy, June 7-10. Parolin’s name is included in the list of 131 participants in this year’s event. His participation in the meeting has not been officially announced by the Vatican, though sources within the Secretariat of State have confirmed that he is scheduled to take part in the meeting. It would be the first time high-ranking Vatican official has taken part in the Bilderberg Conferences. Started...
  • What can the Vatican gain from an agreement with communist China?

    06/05/2018 1:33:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Steven Mosher
    June 5, 2018 (One Peter Five) – After expressing my concerns from afar about the Vatican's proposed agreement with the China here and here, I decided to go to Rome to talk directly with senior Vatican officials. As someone who has worked with the Chinese Catholics for decades, I wanted to find out what these officials thought the Church would gain from inking an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party.  I also wanted to let them know that, in my opinion, such an agreement would be seen by Chinese believers as nothing short of a rank betrayal. So it was that...
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • No Help from Vatican for Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    05/10/2018 8:37:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/18 | Judi McLeod
    Perry’s talents earned her mansions. Surely the Christian thing to do would be to let the sisters spend their last years on Earth in their own convent Though it came to pass with zero mainstream or social media notice, Sister Rita Callanan’s heartfelt plea to Pope Francis to save the Los Angeles Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent from pop star Katy Perry fell on deaf ears. Sister Callanan was last in the news when she told Britain’s Daily Mail that she was appealing directly to Pope Francis to intervene in her 3-year old legal battle with Perry...
  • Dolan, The Met & The Politics of Carnival

    05/09/2018 1:46:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Maureen Mullarkey: Studio Matters ^ | May 9, 2018 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Dolan, The Met & The Politics of Carnival Maureen Mullarkey May 9, 2018 The question begs to be asked: What is the point of Cardinal Dolan? Whatever vocation he might once have espoused has dissolved in the acid of celebrity. He is an embarrassment to his office, and a disincentive to every serious-minded, diligent working priest in his archdiocese. Let him retire to the Hamptons, or South Beach, some glittering water hole where he can do what he is best at—glad-handing. He is an episcopal show-boater, the grinning face of a hierarchy desperate for the moment’s approval.Timothy Cardinal Dolan, hail-fellowing...
  • Why Pope Francis's Call to Ban Weapons Would Destroy the West

    05/08/2018 8:51:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What would happen if the world took Pope Francis's advice (via a tweet)? "Do we really want peace?  Then let's ban all weapons so we don't have to live in fear of war," said the pontiff. Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018 While on the surface, the disappearance of all weapons might suggest the inability to do violence, in reality, it would mean the certain annihilation of the West as a civilization. For starters, the pope seems to forget that...
  • Saudi Arabia 'agrees deal with Vatican to build churches ...

    05/04/2018 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 May 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Saudi Arabia has agreed a deal with the Vatican to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country, it is claimed by Middle Eastern media. If confirmed, the supposed agreement between Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa of the Muslim World League would mark a historic first in Saudi history. The cardinal has visited Saudi Arabia this year and met the royal family, urging the Muslim country to treat its citizens equally.
  • Pope's Swiss Guards will ditch heavy metal helmets for a plastic version made by a 3D printer

    05/06/2018 5:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2018 | Cheyene Roudntree
    The world's oldest standing army is getting some new headgear. The Pope's Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3D printer, giving the army cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing guard for hours at a time. The new helmets are half the cost of the old, heavy ones, but still cost Ł740. The Swiss Guards unveiled the helmet prototype before their annual swearing-in ceremony on Sunday.
  • Saudi Arabia, Vatican reportedly agree to build Christian churches in the Kingdom

    05/04/2018 1:32:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/04/2018 | By Caleb Parke
    Saudi Arabia reportedly agreed to a historic deal with the Vatican to build Christian churches in the Kingdom, a potentially stunning development for the country that's home to Islam’s holiest site, Middle Eastern media is reporting. The move would continue the nation’s effort to transition to a “moderate Islam.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa of the Muslim World League and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, allegedly signed the agreement April 14, according to the Egyptian Independent. Under the agreement, a joint committee with representatives from both parties will also be established to...
  • Vatican arrests high-ranking priest accused of uploading child porn in Canada

    04/13/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    The Vatican has arrested a priest and high-ranking diplomat on suspicion of possessing, viewing, and distributing child pornography. Monsignor Carlo Capella served in the Vatican’s diplomatic corps since 2004. Ontario police accuse him of uploading child porn while visiting a “place of worship” during the 2016 Christmas holiday, USA Today reports.  He was most recently stationed at the U.S. embassy in Washington, D.C., but was recalled by the Vatican after the State Department notified it of the porn charges on August 21, 2017. American officials had requested that the Vatican waive Capella’s diplomatic immunity so he could face prosecution in...
  • ‘The Fisherman’s Tomb’: The Truth Behind the Great Search for the Apostle Peter

    04/13/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-12-18 | John O'Neill
    Deep under the Vatican lies one of the world’s greatest archaeological and religious wonders. It is almost unknown to the public, and was recently opened on a very limited basis to a few carefully vetted people each day as the so-called, “Scavi Tour.” The tour is often called the, “Hottest Ticket in Rome.” Beginning 75 years ago, the Vatican began a secret search for the tomb of the Apostle Peter, whom legend said was buried on Vatican Hill after his execution by the Roman Emperor, Nero, in 66 A.D. Peter was Christ’s most important lieutenant and, with Paul, one of...
  • Why Is American Catholic Leadership Ignoring the Catechism on Immigration?

    04/07/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/07/2018 | Megan Fox
    A few Sundays ago I was encouraged to take a flyer after mass detailing the Catholic position on DACA and immigration. I'll spare you the details, but it is basically amnesty. But is that really the Catholic position on immigration? Is it true that in order to be a good Catholic one must delete the borders of a nation and welcome in any person at any time for any reason without reserve? Nonsense.I know I'm not the only one in the laity who rolls her eyes at the messaging coming from the American bishops on this issue. Sarah Hoyt...
  • Q Anon: (4/2/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/02/2018 5:44:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,972 replies
    we-go-all.com/# ^ | 4/2/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Vatican: Pope did not say there is no hell

    03/30/2018 8:49:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/30/2018
    The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that "there is no hell".The quote came in an article in Italy's La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said "no quotations" in the article "should be considered as a faithful transcription" of the Pope's words.The Vatican said the article was based on a private meeting the Pope had with the daily's founder, Eugenio Scalfari. Catholic Church doctrine affirms the existence of hell and its eternity.The souls of sinners descend into hell, where they suffer "eternal fire", the Catholic catechism states.However, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the most senior Catholic in...
  • Vatican worshippers showered with falling chunks of plaster from ceiling... [Pope: there is no hell]

    03/29/2018 7:04:41 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 29th March 2018 | Jay Akbar
    The Vatican sealed off part of St Peter's Basilica after chunks of plaster rained down on worshippers at the height of the Easter holiday season. No one was injured by the falling plaster, which fell near Michelangelo's famed Pieta statue, near the main entrance.
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Vatican launches exorcism training course as demand for priests with skills to tackle demonic…[tr]

    02/26/2018 7:12:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Dan Buckley
    A week-long course on exorcism will be held in April at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, a Catholic educational institute in Rome. In 2011, the Catholic Church warned that a surge in Satanism, facilitated by the internet, had led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcism, and a six-day conference on the subject took place at the institute. The announcement of the training course is likely to be welcomed by Father Pat Collins, a Irish leading exorcist who said recently he is “baffled” why Church leaders are not taking action as more people claim to be victims of...
  • Pope: 'I don't know how to use the internet'

    02/18/2018 10:53:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.it ^ | 18 February 2018 03:03 CET+01:00
    The 81-year-old Pope Francis admitted on Saturday that he struggles with modern technology. “I don’t know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones; I don’t have one,” he told his audience. “I don’t know how to use the internet. When I have to send an email, I write it by hand and a secretary sends it for me,” he added. Pope Francis also joked on Saturday that he is on the “waiting list” for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI. …