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  • Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Allegations shake Catholic Church in Italy

    03/10/2017 7:29:44 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 9, 2017 | Josephine McKenna
    Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenging the high standards Pope Francis demands of clergy. In the southern city of Naples, for example, a priest was recently suspended from the parish of Santa Maria degli Angeli over claims he held gay orgies and used Internet sites to recruit potential partners whom he paid for sex.
  • Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure'

    03/09/2017 5:02:30 PM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Thomas Williams
    An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States. “It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.” The archbishop...
  • Pro-Abort Vatican Speaker: Decreasing Population by 6 Billion Would Have a ‘Pro-Life Effect.’

    03/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeanne Smits
    March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ridding the world of 6 billion people to bring the population down to 1 billion would have an “overall pro-life effect,” a pro-abortion population control advocate told the press two days before delivering his speech at a Vatican-run conference on saving the natural world. “A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect,” The Guardian indirectly quoted Sanford biologist Paul Ehrlich as saying. “This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse,”...
  • POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS EUROPE’S ANCIENT WALLS AGAINST ISLAM

    02/24/2017 8:32:43 PM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    FPM ^ | February 24, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.”  Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants), and literally—including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.” Francis reiterated his second point a few...
  • Vatican 'Environmental' Population Control Conference Achieves Occult Status

    02/28/2017 3:03:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | Charles O'Connell
    In the "Dune" science fiction series, the enemy "Ix" civilization wields a stealth weapon called a "no chamber" on the battlefield of pharmacologically augmented psychic warfare, shielded rooms and space ships into which "spice" enhanced ESP is unable to see.  Ixian No-Ship The Vatican Workshop on Biological Extinction has become a "no chamber", an occult population-control enclave closed to the press. Nefarious activities of secret societies revealed during the early American Republic caused public scandal during the 1790s. In 1826, whistle-blower William Morgan of Batavia NY disappeared and was presumed murdered in a Masonic, extrajudicial coup.  William Morgan The past...
  • Is the Temple Menorah Hidden in the Vatican? Ancient Legend Says ‘Yes’

    02/27/2017 4:19:45 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    BIN ^ | 2/27/2017 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    An ancient legend which holds that the Temple menorah is hidden away in the depths of the Vatican is coming to light again with the announcement of an upcoming exhibit jointly hosted by the Papal seat and Rome’s ancient Jewish community. Intended to showcase the growing Jewish-Vatican relationship, the theme of the exhibit actually brings this sore subject to the forefront, raising suspicions that despite a long tradition of Vatican protests, the rumors persist for good reason. Arnold Nesselrath, a Vatican Museums official, announced the theme of the upcoming exhibit on Monday, noting that the connection between the Vatican and...
  • The Pope’s Audience Hall Appears to Feature the Serpent rather than the Creator

    02/26/2017 9:03:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 88 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/26/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Did the New World Order mind set play a sick joke on Catholics and the Pope in particular with the design of Pope Paul VI's audience hall in the Vatican? The depictions in a horrific sculpture of Our Lord and the hall itself seem to resemble a snake's body! This is the hypothesis of English writer David Icke whose interpretation is featured in Outer Dark's video discussing construction details. According to Icke, "The global conspiracy is ruled by reptilian aliens who rule by blood lines and they control the world's resources. The elites are different from us." The video's producer...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

    02/24/2017 7:56:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    WTVR ^ | February 22, 2017 | unknown
    Senator Tim Kaine met with Pope Francis after attending a general audience with him on Wednesday. Kaine and the Pope discussed the Holy See’s work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis, according to the senator’s office. “As the Pope stated so clearly yesterday, it is a ‘moral imperative’ to protect and defend the ‘inalienable rights’ of refugees and respect their dignity, especially by adopting just laws that protect those fleeing dangerous or inhumane situations,” said Kaine in a statement. Kaine also participated in a discussion focused on Latin American issues with Vatican officials and members of other religious...
  • Miniature Shadow Synod being held with Pope every day at Santa Marta

    10/13/2015 3:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | October 13, 2015 | New Catholic
    Buried within the article published today in the Catholic German newspaper Die Tagespost is the incredible news that helps to explain both the amazing way in which rules are changed by the hour at the 2015 Synod, and the constant leaks of threats and papal opinions. Every day a kind of miniature Shadow Synod meets at the Domus Sanctae Marthae with the Pope (including some Synod Fathers and some outside guests) to decide what steps should be taken at the Synod. Maybe not even the author realized how explosive the revelation he included nonchalantly in his piece below is: there...
  • How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church (BAT $%^& CRAZY ALERT)

    02/09/2017 5:01:54 PM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-09-2017 | Emma-Kate Symons
    Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance. Burke...
  • POPE FRANCIS MARKS “DAY FOR LIFE” WITH ABORTION LANGUAGE CONDEMNED BY JP II

    02/07/2017 3:17:22 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | February 7, 2017
    Pope Francis has marked the “day for life” in Italy by adopting the abortion lobby’s euphemism “interruption of pregnancy” in place of language that accurately describes the killing of unborn children. In his message the Holy Father does speak some welcome words, encouraging “courageous educational action in favour of human life” and reminding the gathered crowds that “every life is sacred”. Unfortunately rather than refer to abortion he adopts terminology used by the abortion industry. In fact, the form of words used by Pope Francis is specifically condemned by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae:“Especially in...
  • One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

    02/06/2017 7:50:39 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | PTI
    Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, "shocking and indefensible" data showed on Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard that 4,444 alleged incidents of paedophilia were reported to church authorities and in some dioceses, more than 15% of priests were perpetrators. Australia ordered the Royal Commission in 2012 after a decade of growing pressure to investigate allegations of child abuse across the country, with the inquiry now in its final phase...
  • Conservative Criticism Intensifies Against Pope Francis

    02/04/2017 5:55:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 184 replies
    AP ^ | 2/4/16 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters appearing around Rome citing his actions against conservative Catholics and asking: "Where's your mercy?"</p> <p>The posters appeared on the same day that Francis cemented his authority over the Knights by naming a top Vatican archbishop, Angelo Becciu, to be his special delegate to the ancient aristocratic order.</p>
  • The Vatican is 'concerned' by Donald Trump's policies

    02/02/2017 6:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 1 February 2017 17:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    The Vatican on Wednesday voiced “concern” over US President Donald Trump’s executive orders to build a wall on the US-Mexican border and impose a travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Naturally, there is concern,” the Holy See’s number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu, said on the Catholic TV channel TV2000, in response to a question. ”We are builders of bridges, far less of walls, and all Christians should emphatically reaffirm this message.” Becciu noted that Pope Francis had repeatedly stressed the need “to integrate those who arrive, who come into our society, into our culture.” …
  • Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation (Catholic Caucus)

    01/28/2017 2:36:21 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    America Magazine ^ | January 26, 2017 | Gerard O'Connell
    Pope Francis has ordered a review of “Liturgiam Authenticam,” the controversial decree behind the most recent translations of liturgical texts from Latin into English and other languages. The commission, established by the pope just before Christmas, is also tasked with examining what level of decentralization is desirable in the church on matters such as this. The mixed commission includes bishops from all the continents. Significantly, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, to be its president. The English-born archbishop is the number two official at the...
  • Catholics Ask Trump to Probe Soros-Obama-Clinton Conspiracy at Vatican

    01/30/2017 10:41:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    New American ^ | January 28, 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Did billionaire speculator George Soros, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama/Clinton adviser John Podesta conspire to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and replace him with a radical, Pope Francis? Did they use America's intelligence agencies, and our nation's diplomatic machinery, political muscle, and financial power to coerce and blackmail "regime change" in the Roman Catholic Church? Far from being some wild conspiracy theory, there is sound prima facie evidence to indicate that this is a serious effort to expose a political scandal of the highest order, involving flagrant, criminal abuse of...
  • Op-Ed: "Francis destroys the Sovereign Order of Malta" - by Roberto de Mattei

    01/25/2017 4:25:04 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 25, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    The Pope and the Order of Malta: a Pyrrhic Victory*? The resignation of Fra Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, imposed on him by Francis on January 23rd, risks being a Pyrrhic victory for the Pope. Pope Bergoglio has in fact obtained what he wanted, but had to use force, violating both law and common sense. And this is destined to have serious consequences not only inside the Order of Malta, but among Catholics from all over the world, increasingly perplexed and bewildered about the way Francis is governing the Church. The Pope knew he hadn’t any...
  • Sacked Grand Chancellor of Knights of Malta Reinstated

    01/25/2017 6:18:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/25/17 | Christine Niles
    Comes one day after Pope asks Grand Master Matthew Festing to resignROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - The former Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta, dismissed from the order after a condom scandal, has reportedly been reinstated. This takes place only one day after Grand Master Matthew Festing stepped down after nine years as head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, at the request of the Holy Father. The Order announced Wednesday it would convene a Sovereign Council to formalize his resignation January 28: The Grand Magistry of the Sovereign Order of Malta announces that Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing has...
  • Pope Seizes Power from the Knights of Malta, Brutally Ending 900 Years of Their Sovereignty

    01/25/2017 11:02:27 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 27 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 25, 2017 | Damian Thompson
    The Knights of Malta – an ancient Catholic order that dates back to the crusades – have enjoyed the privileges of a sovereign state for 900 years. Last night the Order of Malta was effectively stripped of its sovereignty in what appears to be a brutal power-grab by the Vatican.Pope Francis has demanded and received the resignation of the Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing, a devoutly orthodox Englishman of (even his critics agree) unimpeachable orthodoxy and personal morality. The Vatican has now taken charge of the order while the knights search for a grand master acceptable to Francis. Canon lawyer Dr Edward Condon this morning tweeted out the reaction...
  • A Vatican-Democratic Party Alliance? (Catholics Ask Trump Administration to Investigate)

    01/24/2017 9:24:50 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    The Remnant ^ | January 22, 2017 | The Remnant Newspaper
    Dear President Trump: The campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” resonated with millions of common Americans and your tenacity in pushing back against many of the most harmful recent trends has been most inspiring. We all look forward to seeing a continued reversal of the collectivist trends of recent decades.  Reversing recent collectivist trends will, by necessity, require a reversal of many of the actions taken by the previous administration.  Among those actions we believe that there is one that remains cloaked in secrecy.  Specifically, we have reason to believe that a Vatican “regime change” was engineered by the Obama...
  • Cardinal Parolin: Diplomat of the New World Order

    01/23/2017 4:04:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 20, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Francis, Parolin continued, has “taken a very great role of leadership in the global issues of the present world. And he is recognized as such, as a global leader… which was very clear in the process of climate change….”
  • Why did Thomas Merton (and others!) find ‘Doctor Zhivago’ so inspiring? -

    01/22/2017 2:59:27 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 22, 2017 | David Ives
    Not many films can claim as their source material a novel published by the CIA and distributed by the Vatican. In fact, as far as I know, there is only one: Doctor Zhivago.Banned from publication in its native Russia for its unglamorous portrayal of the rise of communism, Boris Pasternak’s manuscript was smuggled from the country by British Intelligence and passed on to the CIA. Restrained by politics from publicly distributing the novel themselves, the agency sought help from one of communism’s most fervent foes, the Catholic Church. That’s how it came to pass that Russian citizens were able to...
  • Pope: Luther’s intention was to renew the Church, not divide her

    01/19/2017 5:23:10 PM PST · by piusv · 19 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 1/19/2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday said that “the intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her”. Speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland who are in the Vatican to take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Pope recalled his visit to Sweden last October and said that the “gathering there gave us the courage and strength, in our Lord Jesus Christ, to look ahead to the ecumenical journey that we are called to walk together.” The Pope ended his speech with off-the-cuff remarks thanking the...
  • Bernie Sanders takes an opulent private plane trip to Rome

    04/17/2016 7:18:56 AM PDT · by Marcus · 19 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 16, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen Bernie Sanders has gotten a lot of mileage from her persona as a cranky, old socialist and a man of the people. The issue of global warming has also been one of his main talking points. However, as the UK Telegraph noted, Sanders is starting to get seduced by the trappings of power even before he has gotten the nomination. At the same time his opponent Hillary Clinton was being jeered at by Sanders supporters for hobnobbing with the likes of George Clooney and Steve Spielberg at a ritzy fund raising dinner, the socialist from Vermont was winging his...
  • Pro-Abortion Advocate Paul Ehrlich to Speak at Vatican Conference

    01/15/2017 3:21:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | January 14, 2017 | David Martin
    The Vatican will once again be used as a forum to advance population control. Pro-abortion advocate Paul Ehrlich, father of the modern population control movement and author of the 1968 best-seller "The Population Bomb," has been invited to speak at the Vatican during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss "how to save the natural world." This is deplorable when we consider the possible millions of deaths globally that he and his ideas may have indirectly been responsible for over the past five decades. Is the Vatican deliberately seeking to put the unborn to death? The Stanford biologist, who...
  • Palestinian Embassy Opening in Vatican City on Eve of Evil International Decree

    01/13/2017 2:42:47 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 1/13/17 | Adam Berkowitz
    On Friday, just two days before 70 nations gather in Paris to vote on an anti-Israel decree, a new embassy for the Palestinian Authority will be inaugurated in Vatican City. This will be the first Palestinian embassy to be established in a European Union member nation. PA President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Pope Francis on Saturday. This will be the third time the two have met. When they met last year, Pope Francis referred to Abbas as “an angel of peace‘. When confronted, the Holy See explained that this was an error in translation and the Pope had atually...
  • Preliminary To Armeggedon...Paris conference January 15

    An event is occurring today which portends to be one of the last preliminaries to the shattering events outlined in the book of Revelation, and the end of the world as we now it. The event is the opening of a new Embassy, the Palestinian Embassy in Vatican City. This will be the opening of the first Palestinian Embassy in the European Union. The main characters in this scenario are Pope Francis and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian State and the Vatican. Mahmoud Abbas is the recognized President of the Palestinian State. The State has been designated by The U.N. and...
  • Vatican Computers Hacked in Major International Scheme

    01/12/2017 7:15:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Italian police have uncovered a major international computer-hacking operation that compromised private communications at the Vatican. Police in Rome announced the arrest of two engineers who are suspected of illicitly obtaining “information relative to state security.” The hackers, who were not identified, were described as London residents in their 40s. They had reportedly gained access to computer servers operated by Italian government leaders and European banking officials. The operation also penetrated the Vatican, police reported. Hackers gained access to computers used by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, at the Pontifical Council for Culture. They also hacked into computers at a Vatican guest...
  • Pope to grant P.A. leader Abbas an audience at the Vatican

    01/12/2017 1:27:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/12/2017 | Christine Williams
    Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican at some point this year. Israel was angered by the accord, which came two years after the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. Pope Francis has also called Abbas “an angel of peace.” Abbas is a vicious man who incites Israel was angered by the accord, which came two years after the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. Relations with the Jewish state were also strained by Francis describing Abbas...
  • The Knights Who Won’t Retreat

    01/11/2017 5:58:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/11/17 | Dan Hitchens
    Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the more improbable success stories of the 21st-century Church. Founded in 1099 to provide hospital care and military defence in the Holy Land, it has retained much of its medieval tradition and ceremony. But it has also, by gradual reform, become a powerhouse of international aid. More than 100,000 members, medical staff and volunteers are offering practically every form of charitable assistance around the world, from handing out sandwiches to the homeless...
  • Resistance to Vatican reform inspired by the devil, Pope Francis tells Curia

    12/22/2016 5:17:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 22 Dec 16 | Josephine McKenna
    In his annual Christmas address to the Vatican bureaucracy, Pope Francis on Thursday (Dec. 22) warned that those engaged in “malicious resistance” to the reform of the Roman Curia are inspired by the devil. It marked the third consecutive year that the pope has slammed the highest levels of the Catholic Church’s administration in his annual holiday greeting at the Vatican. In his address this year, Francis urged the prelates who work with him to undergo “permanent conversion and purification” to modernize the church and serve it better. “Without a change of mentality, efforts at practical improvement will be...
  • Pope: Give women, lay people top Vatican jobs

    12/22/2016 10:52:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 December 2016 16:46 CET+01:00
    Pope Francis on Thursday told Vatican officials to start appointing women and lay people to top jobs in the Curia, the Holy See bureaucracy that he is seeking to shake up. In his latest broadside against resistance to change in the Catholic Church’s corridors of power, the 80-year-old pontiff warned that the reform process he launched in 2013 had to lead to more than a cosmetic “facelift” or plastic surgery to remove wrinkles. “Dear brothers, it’s not the wrinkles in the church that you should fear, but the stains!” Francis said in his Christmas speech to senior Curia officials. The...
  • "Madmen and sycophants in the Vatican": A FOOTNOTE

    12/13/2016 6:57:20 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 12/13/16 | Fr John Hunwicke
    I wrote yesterday in criticism of the hypersuperueberpapalist nutters who, in their respective generations, have seemed to wish to assimilate the Roman Pontiff to one of the Persons of the Glorious and Undivided Trinity. Today, I wish very briefly to point out that this tendency, as well as being arguably blasphemous and idolatrous or at least heretical, is contrary to the Tradition of the Universal Church, and to that of the great and glorious Roman Church herself. At Chalcedon, the Fathers greeted the Tome of S Leo, not with cries of "Christ himself has spoken" or "This is the utterance...
  • Could Pope Francis Be a Secret Protestant?

    12/04/2016 7:15:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 156 replies
    Pope Francis put up a statue of Martin Luther in a prominent place in the Vatican. He then received a delegation of Lutherans, who presented him with a copy of Luther's 95 Thesis. He then put on a blue scarf, representing the Lutheran tradition, at his meeting with the Lutherans. See: http://www.traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/A700-Luther.htm Luther, who was historically considered a Catholic heretic and apostate, has received more honor from Pope Francis than most Catholic saints. On the other hand, conservative Catholic cardinals like Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Sarah, are treated like dirt. What more evidence do we need, to prove that Francis...
  • Pope Francis Meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

    12/02/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 2, 2016 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).The...
  • Pope Francis meets Stephen Hawking at Vatican science conference

    11/30/2016 2:38:15 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 30, 2016 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Francis greets Stephen Hawking (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) The Pontiff addressed the meeting held by Pontifical Academy of Sciences Pope addressed experts, including Prof Stephen Hawking, at a session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (November 25-29) convened to discuss the impact of scientific knowledge and technology on people and the planet.The Pope told them that humanity does not own God’s gift of creation and has no right to pillage it“We are not custodians of a museum and its masterpieces that we have to dust off every morning, but rather collaborators in the conservation and development of the existence and biodiversity...
  • Cardinals Burke, Pell officially removed from Congregation for Divine Worship (Catholic Caucus)

    11/25/2016 1:23:51 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 23, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    VATICAN, November 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinals Raymond Burke and George Pell will not remain members of the Congregation for Divine Worship, the Vatican has confirmed in a list of the liturgical office's new members. Burke and Pell are known for their Catholic orthodoxy and strongly pro-life and pro-marriage stances. Burke is one of the four cardinals who has formally requested that Pope Francis clarify whether Amoris Laetitia is at odds with Catholic moral teaching. After the cardinals' request went unanswered for two months, the cardinals went public with their concerns. Burke has said cardinals will need to make a...
  • Pope Francis Grants Martin Scorsese’s Christianity Epic Silence a Vatican Premiere

    11/23/2016 2:25:57 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    iNews ^ | November 23, 2016 | Adam Sherwin
    It’s nearly 30 years since the Vatican condemned Martin Scorsese’s “blasphemous” The Last Temptation of Christ. But now the director’s new Christianity epic Silence has won the Pope’s seal of approval with a premiere screening at the seat of the Roman Catholic church. The Oscar-tipped Silence, the story of two Jesuit missionaries sent into the Japanese jungle in the 17th century, will receive its first public screening at the Vatican, in front of an audience of several hundred Jesuits. Scorsese will present the film and is expected to meet Pope Francis, a film fan who shares a passion for Italian...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • In Memoirs, ex Pope Benedict Says Vatican 'Gay Lobby' Tried to Wield Power -Report

    07/01/2016 9:16:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/16 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called "The Last Conversations," is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Sept. 9. Citing health reasons, Benedict in 2103 became the first pope in six centuries to resign. He promised to remain "hidden to the world" and has been living...
  • Most in the Vatican backed Hillary Clinton for president

    11/20/2016 8:10:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    The good news is that an impressive number of Catholics ignored the Vatican, Francis, the antipope, and all parties named above by voting for Donald Trump rather than Clinton on November 8. Now that the outcome of Election 2016 has been determined, guess where that leaves a participating Satan? Dumped flat onto his ever-going keester; stalled on the road for the time being and abandoned in the middle of nowhere, where he truly belongs.
  • The Steve Bannon I know (Catholic Vote Defends Bannon)

    11/18/2016 6:54:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jason Jones
    You might not be surprised to learn some deep lessons about authentic Catholic social teaching from a conference at the Vatican. Except if that person you were learning them from was then the head of Breitbart.com, and is now Donald Trump’s chief strategist. That’s right, Steve Bannon—who is now the victim of an appalling character smear by leftists and NeverTrump globalists in the GOP–gave one of the most profound and enlightening talks in recent Vatican history in 2014. See The Stream for highlights. I myself am not surprised. Years before Bannon took over Breitbart.com, I met him at the Ritz...
  • Pope Francis Driving Unprecedented Wedge in Vatican

    11/17/2016 9:10:12 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | November 18, 2016 | Tess Livingstone
    Whether by coincidence or otherwise, on US election day, Pope Francis welcomed one of Hillary Clinton’s political soulmates — albeit well to the left of the Democrat candidate — to the Vatican.Emma Bonino, 68, is a former Italian Foreign Minister, abortionist and abortion activist, founder of the Transnational Radical Party that embraces notions of one world government and a board member of George Soros’s Global Foundation.She is also, in Francis’s words, “among the great ones of today’s Italy’’ for her work as a refugee advocate, especially for Africans.Fallout from the US election has drawn several civil wars — political and...
  • Trump, a shocked Vatican, and ‘papal’ climate change

    11/16/2016 1:36:06 PM PST · by NYer · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2016 | Matt C. Abbott
    It appears that many Vatican officials are unhappy with Donald Trump’s presidential victory. … Corriere della Sera reported Nov. 10 that, according to its research, most in the Vatican were backing Hillary Clinton as the ‘lesser evil.’ Trump, on the other hand, was considered ‘unelectable’ due to his ‘aggressive chauvinism,’ in addition to his threats to deport 11 million illegal Mexican immigrants and ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States. Now that the ‘greater evil’ has won, the Vatican is viewing the United States as ‘angry and radicalized,’ Corriere della Sera wrote…. A ‘lot of incomprehension’ and ‘bitter shock’ were...
  • This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

    11/16/2016 3:39:47 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/15/2013 | J. Lester Feder
    The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
  • Vandalism of Bernini's Elephant - Portent of ISIS Destroying All Vatican Art Treasures

    11/15/2016 12:11:30 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Freep | 11/15/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Tusk vandalized on the Roman statue Bernini's Elephant and Obelisk. Probably not ISIS, this time. A son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Catholic convert Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson, wrote in 1907 a seminal science fiction, the Lord of the World ($1 on Kindle), in which the anti-christ's forces bomb Rome into oblivion. ISIS has other plans. The Caliphate plans to make the Vatican into a Mosque. They are well on schedule to make good on this claim. There is still time to distribute 2,000 years of history to some location safe from ISIS, probably Moscow.
  • Muslims in Italy: ‘Give Us Back Our Mosques or We Will Pray to Allah in the Vatican’

    11/11/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Despite a major Muslim protest at the Colosseum against the closure of illegal mosques, Rome police have continued shutting down so-called “garage mosques,” and now Muslims are threatening to invade Saint Peter’s Basilica to pray there. This week, authorities closed down another makeshift mosque in Rome for failure to meet building norms and for non-compliance with safety standards, the sixth such mosque-closing in the last months.In response, Muslims in Rome have threatened to invade the Vatican to pray in Saint Peter’s Basilica, which Italian media are calling Islamic “blackmail.”“As many as 300 people can pray here; where will we go...
  • Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

    11/05/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 5 November 2016 14:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were “divine punishment” for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath. Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, a theologian known for his hardline views, made the comments on October 30, the day central Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — according to Italian media. […] Cavalcoli said on Radio Maria that the seismic shocks were “divine punishment” for "the offense to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular...
  • THE CLINTON/VATICAN/TEHRAN AXIS

    10/26/2016 3:18:05 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | October 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Breitbart reported Saturday that among the many revealing and damning emails that WikiLeaks has revealed from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, one has “White House chief of staff Denis McDonough responding favorably to an email forwarded to him by Podesta from a leftwing ‘Catholic’ organization that said it was arranging meetings with Catholic prelates to urge them to press U.S. senators to vote for the Iran Treaty.” This plan was apparently hatched by Fred Rotondaro, chairman of the far-Left and Catholic-in-name-only Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG), as well as a senior fellow with Podesta’s Soros-funded “Islamophobia” propaganda...
  • Wikileaks: The Dems Visit the Vatican

    10/21/2016 10:41:32 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 24 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 21 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:hms@sandlerfoundation.org To: ses@sandlerfoundation.org, james@sandlerfoundation.org Date: 2015-06-22 18:26 Subject: FW: PICO: Vatican Visit I thought you might find this of interest. From: Knaebel, Sergio Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 12:58 PM To: Sandler, Herbert Subject: FW: PICO: Vatican Visit Herb, In case you did not get this from Steve. Sergio Knaebel Grant Director Sandler Foundation sknaebel@sandlerfoundation.org From: Scott Reed [mailto:sreed@piconetwork.org] Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:39 AM To: Knaebel, Sergio Subject: PICO: Vatican Visit Hi Sergio: I just sent a note to Steve with this summary of our visit to the Vatican. I look forward to talking soon. PICO sent a...