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  • Pope Francis Said to Bless Human-Animal Chimeras [Genesis 6, Luke 17]

    02/02/2016 9:23:25 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 1/27/2016 | Antonio Regalado
    A Spanish scientist working at the Salk Institute in California told Scientific American that Pope Francis personally blessed his cutting-edge research to mix human cells into animal bodies. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a prominent stem-cell biologist, is engaged in efforts to grow human tissue inside of farm animals such as pigs, sheep, and cows. This type of research is sensitive because scientists have to inject human stem cells into early-stage animal embryos, then try to grow the mixtures inside surrogate animals. Much of Belmonte's work occurs in collaboration with a team in the province of Murcia in his native Spain,...
  • Michigan Bishop Inaugurates Program to Have Chant at All Parishes

    01/31/2016 1:45:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Bishop John Doerfler of Marquette, Michigan, has issued directions for all parishes in the diocese to institute programs that will lead to the congregation chanting the Ordinary parts of the Mass. Following up on the work of his predecessor in Marquette, then-Bishop Alexander Sample (who is now Archbishop of Portland, Oregon), Bishop Doerfler has called for the action to carry out the vision of Vatican II, which encouraged the use of Gregorian chant and congregational involvement in the singing. In a pastoral letter released in 2013, Bishop Sample had also called attention to the Council's directives on liturgical music, as...
  • Vatican: Iran must join fight against terrorism (!!!)

    01/26/2016 12:34:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 3:22 PM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    Pope Francis held talks with Iran's president at the Vatican Tuesday, calling on Tehran to play a key role in stopping the spread of terrorism as Iran tries to improve its image in the global arena following an agreement on its nuclear program. The pontiff warmly clasped the hand of President Hassan Rouhani in the first official call paid on a pontiff by an Iranian president since 1999. They held 40 minutes of private talks before Rouhani met with other top Vatican officials. The talks "delved into the conclusion and application of the nuclear accord, and the important role that...
  • United Nations declares the Holy See legally responsible and accountable to Indigenous People...

    01/17/2016 9:34:59 AM PST · by walford · 40 replies
    International Organization for Self-Determination and Equality ^ | 01/15/2016 | Apache-Nde-Nnee Working Group
    UNITED NATIONS DECLARES THE HOLY SEE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FOR EFFECTS AND LEGACY OF RACIST COLONIAL BULLS AND DOCTRINES 14 January 2016 As the result of a comprehensive shadow report and presentations by members of the Apache-Nde-Nnee Working Group submitted to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for the Committee's review of the Holy See, the UN CERD Committee has recognized that the Doctrine of Discovery, the Holy See's Inter Caetera and related Papal Bulls are within the legal scope of racial discrimination under...
  • Germany's Vatican ambassador: 'Islam is part of the solution'

    01/17/2016 6:39:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.01.2016 | (Astrid Prange/gro)
    Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Annette Schavan, still sees religion as a peacemaker, despite wars and terrorism. In an interview with DW, she calls for more interfaith dialogue and respect between all religions. [...] 'There are warmongers who embrace religion. But that does not mean that religion promotes war. Religion has the great power to bring peace. People are upset by the numerous attacks and wonder, "Should we equate these images of violence with Islam?" One gets the impression that Islam is part of the problem. But that's not true. It must become clear that it is part of the...
  • Pope Francis Says All Major Religions Are Paths To Same God [Rev 13]

    01/12/2016 10:50:39 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 112 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 01/11/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A new video has just been released in which Pope Francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same God. He says that while people from various global faiths may be "seeking God or meeting God in different ways" that it is important to keep in mind that "we are all children of God". This is the most recent example that shows that the Pope has completely abandoned any notion that a relationship with God is available only through Jesus Christ. As he has done throughout his papacy, he continues to...
  • Vatican spokesman: Islam teaches “non-violence in the name of God”

    How could an organization that claims to speak for God and to be led by the Holy Spirit be so indefatigably committed to a lie? For it isn’t only Bruno Forte: the Pope has said the same thing, and it’s the official policy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which winks at dissent on any number of actual Church teachings, but moves ruthlessly to suppress voices that dare to suggest that maybe Islam is not a Religion of Peace. It appears as if protecting the image of Islam is more important to Church leaders today than teaching the contents...
  • Vatican slams Charlie Hebdo cover commemorating anniversary of attacks [Hosea 4]

    01/07/2016 5:08:59 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/06/2016 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican newspaper has criticized French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo for depicting God as a Kalashnikov-carrying killer, saying it was "woeful" and disrespectful to true believers of all faiths. The cover was an anniversary edition, commemorating the attacks a year ago when Islamist militants killed 12 during an assault on the Charlie Hebdo newsroom in Paris. The cartoon on the cover shows an angry God with blood on his hands and a rifle strapped to his back. "One year later, the assassin is still on the run," the headline says. The Vatican daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano accused...
  • Historic Vatican accord with Palestine takes effect

    01/02/2016 11:10:19 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 29 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | 2 hours ago | AFP
    Vatican City (AFP) - The Vatican's first accord with the Palestinians -- an agreement that Israel has attacked as counter-productive to the Middle East peace process -- has come into force, the Holy See announced Saturday. The accord was signed in June, just over two years after the Roman Catholic Church recognised the Palestinian territories as a sovereign state in February 2013. The accord covers the operation of the Church in areas of the Holy Land under Palestinian control but its significance has been seen in broader terms as a symbol of growing international backing for a Palestinian state. "With...
  • In Reaching Out to Jews, The Vatican Forgets Who Jesus Is

    12/27/2015 7:23:56 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 12/26/15 | Dr. Michael Brown
    An important new statement from the Vatican on the relationship between the Catholic Church, the Jewish people, and Jesus Christ makes many praiseworthy points. At the same time, it misunderstands Jesus' own mission to His Jewish people, thereby undermining fundamental tenets of the New Testament along with the very nature of the apostolic witness.
  • COP21 Throwing Humanity to Symbolic Ravening lions

    12/14/2015 8:50:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Judi McLeod
    UN delegates were failing to save the world from a man-made global warming that doesn't exist, loved ones of the San Bernardino innocents butchered by an Islamic terrorism many world leaders claim doesn't exist Dateline:Valley of Tears-The ravening lion thrown up as a 3-D digital projection on the walls of St. Peter’s Basilica during the United Nation’s COP21 gathering will continue to hunt down an unsuspecting humanity. With ravenous jaws, it’s a bold throwback to the days when Christians were eaten alive by the lions Rome set upon them. People of that day saw the spectacle of Christians thrown to...
  • The Vatican Is Wrong, Jews Need Jesus for Salvation, Says Messianic Group

    12/14/2015 7:44:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A leading Jewish Messianic group in America has responded to the Vatican's recent claim that Jews do not need to be believers in Jesus Christ to be saved, by saying that the Apostle Paul would have been "horrified" at the suggestion. David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, said in a statement late last week that the suggestions of the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with Jews are : ... egregious, especially coming from an institution which seeks to represent a significant number of Christians in the world." He further pointed out that the document's title, "The Gifts and...
  • ‘SACRILEGE’: CATHOLIC LEADERS REACT TO VATICAN’S ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ LIGHT SHOW

    12/09/2015 2:32:41 PM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | December 9, 2015
      (Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews) – Howling, grunting, and roaring animals, along with images of overcrowded city centers, depictions of pollution, and negative portrayals of industrialization, appeared on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica this evening during a much hyped “climate change” light show.The show was the finale of the opening celebration for the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. The event was watched by tens of thousands in St. Peter’s Square along with estimated millions worldwide through online streaming.The multi-million dollar show titled “Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home” was created and funded by climate-change partisans and population-control advocates with...
  • Vatican says Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should fight anti-Semitism

    12/11/2015 2:01:07 PM PST · by onyx · 76 replies
    REUTERS ^ | December 11, 2015 | Reuters Staff
    CARDINAL KOCH & RABBI ROSEN Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should work with them to fight anti-Semitism, the Vatican said on Thursday in a major document drawing the Church further away from the strained relations of the past. It was the latest move on a host of issues, such as gay rights and re-marriage, that the Vatican or Pope Francis have made showing a desire to be more compassionate and open and to move further away from entrenched traditions. In the past, for example, Catholic prayers have denounced Jews for not believing in Jesus. Jews have also...
  • ISIS release chilling new 'end of the world' video showing final battle with 'crusaders'

    12/11/2015 8:36:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Anthony Bond , Kara O'Neill , Kelly-Ann Mills
    SIS has released chilling new footage depicting its apocalyptic vision of the end of the world. It has titled the video 'Meeting at Dabiq' which refers to the location of a final battle between the 'Crusaders' and the 'Believers'. The video also shows an ISIS 'armoured unit' advancing towards the Colosseum in reference to the 'armies of Rome'. In the footage the terrorist organisation shows a dead fighter being kissed by his comrades, a Jihadi on horseback trying to look like a honourable soldier and groups of men with the majority too scared to show their faces to the camera....
  • Vatican’s Climate Change Light Show, 21st Century Graffiti

    12/06/2015 9:56:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/15 | Judi McLeod
    Calling all Christians of the world: Starting on Tuesday, December 8, and carrying on through the rest of this Advent, take the words "Fall on your Knees, O hear the Angels' Voices" from the most profound 'O Holy Night,' literally Dateline: Valley of Tears-It’s Advent, when the Christian world awaits the coming of Christ. Everywhere, that is, except at the Vatican, where the Birth of the Christ Child is being forced into taking a back seat for a pagan ‘Light Show, ’ casting 3-D images of earth and animals onto the facade and cupola of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome....
  • Pope Francis Criticizes Fundamentalists Who Believe They Possess 'Absolute Truth'

    12/02/2015 7:17:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 1 Dec 15 | Veronica Neffinger |
    Pope Francis has strictly denounced proponents of fundamentalism who claim that they possess “absolute truth."The Pontiff recently concluded his three-country tour of Africa, visiting the Central African Republic, Uganda, and Kenya. The Christian Post reports that during an in-flight press conference on his return trip to Rome, Francis stated,"We Catholics have some--and not some, many--who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disorientation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church." He added that "ideas and false certainties" can replace faith, love, and God. The Pope...
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • Terrorist Alert: U.S. State Dept Warns Americans Abroad to Steer Clear of Vatican

    11/19/2015 2:27:37 PM PST · by detective · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams
    The United States Embassy in Italy has issued a security alert to all Americans abroad, warning them to avoid locations that have been identified as potential targets for terrorist attacks. At the top of the short list is "St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City (Rome)."
  • New measures seek to prevent ISIS drone attack on Vatican in Year of Mercy

    11/18/2015 9:12:50 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 18, 2015
    Drones are to be banned from the airspace over the centre of Rome, during the Year of Mercy as a precaution against ISIS attacks. In the wake of the Paris attacks, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday that drones will be banned from the airspace from December 8, as the Year of Mercy is due to attract millions of tourists to the Italian capital.Addressing the Italian Parliament, Mr Alfano said that security would be tightened around any potential target, particularly around St Peter’s Square, he said: “Particular attention has been dedicated to the risk of an attack...
  • Vatican properties are operating as BROTHELS and massage parlours for priests

    11/12/2015 7:33:29 AM PST · by xp38 · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 11 2015 | Simon Tomlinson
    Vatican-owned properties are being used by priests as brothels and massage parlours, according to the latest claims to emerge from the Vatileaks scandal. The properties implicated in a report, leaked by a Vatican mole, include premises close to the Italian Parliament and a solarium near Piazza Barberini. A Vatican department, the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, owns hundreds of exclusive properties in central Rome, was also singled out in the document. It claimed that Vatican officials were allowing buildings to be leased out at peppercorn rents as favours to powerful colleagues. The document also alleged that they would...
  • Vatican arrests two advisers over alleged links to leaked documents

    11/02/2015 10:48:57 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 10 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | November 2 | Anthony Faiola
    BERLIN — The Vatican on Monday said it had arrested two members of a papal reform commission on suspicion of leaking classified information, opening a week of intrigue as the Holy See braces for two potentially damaging books purporting to reveal inside corruption. The stunning detentions of two Pope Francis advisers also could become personal blows to the pontiff and further expose the internal Vatican rifts between Francis’s ideological allies and factions opposing his effort put his reformist stamp on the church.
  • Pope Francis is now effectively at war with the Vatican. If he wins, the Church could fall apart

    10/21/2015 1:19:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 10/21/2015 | Damian Thompson
    Pope Francis yesterday gave an address to the profoundly divided Synod on the Family in which he confirmed his plans to decentralise the Catholic Church giving local bishops conferences more freedom to work out their own solutions to the problems of divorce and homosexuality. This is the nightmare of conservative Catholic cardinals, including unsurprisingly those in the Vatican. They thought they had a sufficient majority in the synod to stop the lifting of the ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion, or any softening on the Churchs attitude to gay couples. But in yesterdays keynote speech,...
  • Chaos at the Vatican: The Synod on the family, explained.

    10/18/2015 7:33:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/18/2015 | BY JONATHAN V. LAST
    Everyone talks about chaos in Congress just because Republicans havent chosen a new speaker of the House. If you want to see real chaos, look at Rome, where Pope Franciss synod on the family has been a shambling disaster since the moment it started. Check thatthe meltdown started before the synod convened. The day before Francis kicked off the assembly, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa made quite a stir. Charamsa is not just a normal priest, but a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faiththe division of the Church tasked with keeping track of doctrine and orthodoxy. (You may...
  • Davis Lawyer Disputes Vatican Description of Meeting

    10/04/2015 10:39:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    KSN.com ^ | 10/2/15 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Kim Davis attorney is disputing the Vaticans description and interpretation of her Sept. 24 meeting with Pope Francis. Attorney Mat Staver told The Associated Press early Friday that the meeting was an affirmation of the Kentucky county clerks right to be conscientious objector. He says Vatican personnel initiated contact with Davis camp on Sept. 14 saying the pope wanted to meet her.
  • Catholic Caucus: Vatican fires monsignor who came out as gay ...

    10/04/2015 6:04:41 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 4, 2015
    VATICAN CITY The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. The Vatican took action after Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official in its doctrine office, came out in newspaper interviews in Italy and Poland saying he was happy and proud to be a gay priest, and that he was in love with a man whom he identified as his boyfriend.
  • Vatican Theologian Confesses: "Im Happy to Be Gay and I Have a Partner"

    10/03/2015 4:35:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Corriere Della Sera ^ | October 3, 2015 | Elena Tebano
    "I know I will pay the consequences, but its time the Church opened its eyes."I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay priest who is happy, and proud of his identity. Im prepared to pay the consequences, but its time the Church opened its eyes, and realised that offering gay believers total abstinence from a life of love is inhuman. Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, 43 and Polish, who has been living in Rome for 17 years, speaks with a calm smile on his face. He is not just any priest, but has been a member...
  • Openly homosexual Vatican priest denounces CDF on video :"I AM GAY"

    10/02/2015 9:44:05 PM PDT · by Legatus · 29 replies
    Vox Cantoris Blog ^ | 10/02/2015 | Vox Cantoris
    The sodomite mafia that we've long suspected in the Vatican is raising its filthy head on the eve of the Synod to destroy the family. Father Oko's work on the infiltration of the priesthood in Rome and in Poland must be held up as a warning of what was to come. The dossier of three hundred pages handed over by Benedict XVI to Jorge Bergoglio gathers dust but the truth will come out along with coming out of these sodomite moles into the light where they can no longer hide. „Jestem gejem. Dumnym i szczęśliwym księdzem gejem”. Coming out księdza...
  • Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis

    10/02/2015 2:04:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/02/2015 | Tom Kington
    A week after Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the Vatican on Friday suggested that she exploited the meeting to promote her views, denied that the pope fully supports her and cast doubt on her account of the encounter. The Vatican later noted that the only audience Francis had at the gathering in Washington was with a former student of the pope, Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who along with his longtime partner and some friends met with Francis. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said...
  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 11:58:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/02/2015 | BY PHILIP PULLELLA, Vatican City
    Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday. One Vatican official said there was "a sense of regret" that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. The encounter in Washington was originally kept secret and has sparked widespread debate since it became public this...
  • Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk

    10/02/2015 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jay Levine
    (CBS) Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is on his way to Rome tonight. Before he left, he spoke out for the first time on that controversial meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Cupich in essence told CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine not to read too much into it. A highly placed source inside the Vatican claims the Pope was blindsided. The Vatican has since tried to distance Pope Francis from Davis. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the popes meeting with Davis was not an endorsement...
  • UK bombings : links to Iran, Iraq and Syria

    07/04/2007 10:18:09 AM PDT · by drzz · 12 replies · 561+ views
    Various sources ^ | 07 04 2007 | drzz
    THE UK BOMBING WERE EXPECTED. (sources quoted below) What is good in blogging is that you keep the infos alive. The MSM was able to say one day that IRAQ was behind 9/11 and suddenly put the story down without real reasons. There is many facts which shows UK is acting the same way with the present attacks and their obvious ties with IRAN. Al-Qaeda is not a self-sponsored organization. Nor has it the money, the intelligence and the personal. It is a window to fool the western intelligence and protect the sates. Al-Qaeda is state-sponsored terrorism. Like Hezbullah and...
  • Inside the Vatican: September 29, 2015, Tuesday Kim and Francis

    09/30/2015 2:35:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Inside the Vatican ^ | 09/29/2015 | BY ROBERT MOYNIHAN
    September 29, 2015, Tuesday — Kim and Francis “For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come to light.” —Luke 8:17“Holy Father, you visited the Little Sisters of the Poor and we were told that you wanted to show your support for them and their case in the courts. And, Holy Father, do you also support those individuals, including government officials, who say they cannot in good conscience, their own personal conscience, abide by some laws or discharge their duties as government officials, for example in issuing...
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met privately with Pope Francis, Vatican confirms

    09/30/2015 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/30/2015 | By Abby Ohlheiser and Justin Wm. Moyer
    Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the popes visit to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday morning. Rev. Manuel Dorantes, a spokesman for the Vatican, said to The Washington Post, I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add. The meeting between Davis, who went to jail for six days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the pope was announced late Tuesday by Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom nonprofit that is representing the elected Rowan County clerk in her ongoing legal struggles. Liberty...
  • Pope Grabs Third Rail Of American Culture Wars:Gays,Marriage,Religious Freedom

    09/30/2015 8:04:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    While politically progressive Catholics and their cheerleaders in the secular press shouted praise for Pope Francis and the things he said about climate change, the death penalty and immigration, his actions more than his words show a Pope unafraid to engage highly controversial issues in the ongoing culture wars.
  • The Marxist Pope Comes To America

    09/28/2015 6:52:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Pope Francis came to America this past week with great fanfare. Thousands lined up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and get near him. I have written on this Pope previously and my firm belief is that he is a Marxist. With all that I have seen and documented, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the case. The Pope embodies all the sought for goals of the Left and he delivers them wrapped in religion and piety. The Pope has blamed the evils of this world on capitalism and greed. He has used that as a...
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francis unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCares contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrations bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchs mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popes seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • THE MYSTERY OF POPE FRANCIS: WAS THERE A VATICAN COUP?

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • Pope Francis, "Jesus dying on the cross was a failure" [Revelation 13]

    09/26/2015 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 227 replies
    9/25/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    The greatly heralded Pope Francis, beneficiary of 24 hour news coverage from all news networks, has once again given us insight into his inner self in a sermon at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City (Transcript of Sermon) . After starting the service, Pope Francis gave a heart warming shout-out to his "religion of peace", Muslim brothers and sisters when he said this: I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. The Pope clearly understands that for the last 1400 years, Islam has held...
  • Stunning Adminssion:Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to UnseatPB

    09/25/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/25/15 | Tantumblogo
    "STUNNING ADMISSION: Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PBXVI" Pride goeth before the fall. The modernists are apparently feeling very powerful and secure, because they are starting to open their mouths and crow about both their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI, dropping hints they played a role in his abdication, as well as quite possibly illicitly organizing to elect Pope Francis. Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to...
  • WE NEEDED FAITH, NOT POLITICS

    09/25/2015 7:04:08 AM PDT · by shortstop · 22 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/25/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    If you're the donut man, sell donuts. And if you're the pope, preach Christ. In life, you have to know your role and remember your purpose. You have to keep your eye on the prize. Yesterday, in front of a Congress and a nation, Pope Francis forgot who he was. He came to the plate, and he didn't swing. He failed to deliver the one message his life is supposedly dedicated to delivering. With the eyes of a government and a people upon him, he squandered the opportunity of a lifetime. America needed to hear something, and he didn't say...
  • DRUDGE: VATICAN HAS STRICTEST IMMIGRATION POLICY IN WORLD...

    09/24/2015 7:23:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Drudge ^ | 24 Sep 15
    Women allowed only if married to Swiss Guard or other legal citizen... PHOTOS: Pope's border wall around Vatican...
  • THE POPE IS WRONG ABOUT AMERICA

    09/22/2015 6:49:31 AM PDT · by shortstop · 76 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/22/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Pope Francis doesnt hate you. But he does hate your lifestyle, your country, and the economic principles upon which your life is built. Today, the Holy Father will come to America, the nation which personifies all the evils he sees in the world, the country that is the obvious target of his invective and condemnation. As he condemns capitalism and consumerism, denounces things like air conditioning and private automobiles, and condemns people who, by overconsumption, engage in what he calls social and racial oppression, hes talking about you. You know that, right? Yesterday he was in Cuba, where he had...
  • Vatican angered at White House guest list for pope's reception

    09/19/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2015 | Rick Moran
    A few days ago, I wrote about some of the guests who had been invited to the White House reception in honor of Pope Francis. President Obama and Pope Francis may be sympatico on climate change, capitalism, and other far-left issues, but when it comes to the teachings of the Catholic Church, they don't agree on much. The president will put this to the test, because he has invited a pro-abortion nun, a gay bishop, and a transgender female to the White House to meet the pontiff. Pope Francis has shown himself to be tolerant, but isn't this a...
  • Family Leaders Alarmed at Pope Francis Personal Invitees for Synod

    09/18/2015 8:38:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/15/15 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, September 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Life and family leaders worldwide are alarmed by a list the Vatican released today containing the names of those who will participate in the upcoming Synod on the Family, including a special list of 45 prelates handpicked by Pope Francis, many of whom publicly support positions contrary to the teaching or practice of the Catholic Church. The Ordinary Synod has a heterodox agenda and many of the prelates attending it have already shown themselves either supportive of that agenda or unwilling to resist it, stated Voice of the Family, a group of Catholic laity...
  • Vatican objects to White House invitation list for papal visit

    09/18/2015 10:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    At practically the same time that Barack Obama has decided that the US has to shut its eyes to dissenters in Cuba suffering under the yoke of oppression by the Castros, he plans to offer a lesson in dissent to Pope Francis. Obama has extended invitations for the pontiff’s first state visit to transgender activists, a gay Episcopal bishop, and the leader of a group of nuns that want changes to Catholic teachings on abortion and euthanasia. Needless to say, the Vatican is not pleased with this attempt to lecture Francis on catechesis, as longtime Vaticanista Francis X. Rocca reports...
  • This is why media coverage of climate debate has been corrupted

    09/16/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 22 hours ago September 15, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    UN and Oxfam caught bribing media to write crusading climate stories By Ian Wishart News journalists are being bribed by the United Nations and the Oxfam charity to write scare stories about climate change ahead of the global climate treaty negotiations in Paris later this year. Details of the bribes which take the form of ego-boosting awards, global travel in CO2 generating airliners and financial payments are contained in a news release just published by the UNDP today, an organisation headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Journalists codes of ethics prohibit being induced to give...
  • Nobel panel saw Obama peace prize as mistake, new book claims

    09/16/2015 3:31:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2015 | Meghan Bartlett
    [We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didnt have this effect, he told the Associated Press in an interview. The award so early in his term appeared to take the Obama White House by surprise, and Mr. Lundestad said U.S. officials privately asked if a Nobel Prize-winner had ever skipped the awards ceremony. Normally the Nobel committees decision regarding recipients remains private, and Mr. Lundestads frank and revealing remarks regarding internal decisions have caused a stir in Norway, detailing the politicking and compromises that have gone into determining the annual laureate. Even many of Obamas supporters thought that the...
  • POPE KARL I

    09/16/2015 4:48:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Did Karl Marx become Pope on March 13, 2013? As the leader of a Church that encompasses the globe, one might expect Pope Francis to be a bit morespiritual. Instead, he has more than once had recourse to Marxist analysis to explain global events, appearing to see economic deprivation as the cause of all the worlds evils. He did it again in an interview published last Monday, when he opined that the root cause of the refugee crisis engulfing Europe was economic inequality.
  • Kasper, Danneels, Schonborn, Cupich, Wuerl and Maradiaga appointed by Pope Francis to Synod

    09/15/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/15/15 | Augustinus
    The finalized, complete list of participants in the Synod of Bishops in 2015 was published in today's Vatican Bollettino: XIV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 4 to 25 2015) - List of Participants, 15/09/2015. In addition to the Synod officers (who are all hold-overs from last year's "Extraordinary Synod"), delegates elected by the Bishops' Conferences and the Union of Superior Generals and confirmed by the Pope as Synod members months ago, and ex officio participants (the heads of the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Prefects or Presidents of Curial dicasteries), the final list contains the names of...