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  • Horsford admits to extramarital affair after podcaster discloses relationship

    05/16/2020 7:30:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    Los Vegas Review Journal ^ | 05 16 2020 | Rory Appleton
    Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford on Friday acknowledged that he’d carried on a longstanding affair with a former intern for Sen. Harry Reid who has detailed the relationship in a series of podcast episodes and on Twitter. The woman, Gabriela Linder, told the Review-Journal that she is “Love Jones,” the pseudonym of a person who first began sharing her story through a public podcast, “Mistress for Congress,” in April. The podcast and a related Twitter account have relayed what she claims are various details of the affair, including a purported screenshot of a message exchanged between Horsford, D-Nev., and Linder in...
  • The Red Pope

    05/08/2020 9:54:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Remnant Newpaper ^ | May 7, 2020 | Elizabeth Yore
    The Red Pope Francis has cast his lot with the Communists and red smoke enshrouds the Catholic Church. In the words of Cardinal Joseph Zen, Francis “delivered the Church into the hands of the enemy.”________“Nobody has any illusion about Red determination to eliminate all religion.” - Shanghai Bishop James E. Walsh, Imprisoned by the CCP for 12 years (1958-70) for refusing to join the Patriotic Church.ON MARCH 13, 2013, white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling a newly elected pontiff. Cheers erupted from the crowd in St. Peter’s Square, “Habemus Papa.” On that portentous spring evening, the...
  • Vatican snubs Taiwan but thanks Communist China for medical supplies

    04/18/2020 9:20:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 17, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    Vatican snubs Taiwan but thanks Communist China for medical supplies The Holy See praised the (Red) Chinese government while ignoring a gift of 280K medical masks from the Taiwanese people. VATICAN CITY, April 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Although both Communist China and Taiwan have donated much-needed medical supplies to the Vatican as the coronavirus has overwhelmed the Italian peninsula, the Holy See publicly thanked China for its generosity but has remained silent about Taiwan’s.  “In recent days, donations of medical supplies have arrived from China to the Vatican Pharmacy,” said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office, who indicated...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell: ‘Senior people in Rome’ believe Vatican officials linked to my imprisonment

    04/14/2020 11:31:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Paul Smeaton
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell: ‘Senior people in Rome’ believe Vatican officials linked to my imprisonment AUSTRALIA, April 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal George Pell has said that senior people in Rome believe his conviction and imprisonment in Australia was related to the trouble he was causing to “corrupt officials in the Vatican” as he led the financial reforms. In an interview released today with Australia’s Sky News, host Andrew Bolt asks Pell whether he had ever considered that the trouble he was causing to corrupt officials in the Vatican was related to the troubles he has since experienced in Australia....
  • Underground Bishop Unbowed

    04/10/2020 9:25:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 8, 2020f | Martina Moyski
    Underground Bishop Unbowed Chinese prelate blesses Communist persecutors, holds fast to Faith MINDONG, China (ChurchMilitant.com) - Faithful clergy are being picked off one by one as the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) reign of terror continues, ratcheting up since the China-Vatican agreement of 2018.    Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin, former head of the diocese of Mindong, was literally kicked to the curb in recent months, sleeping outside the clergy house in Luojiang for remaining faithful to the Faith.  Out of fear of bad publicity, CCP authorities are now allowing Bp. Guo to continue to live in the house — without water, electricity or gas. In spite...
  • Communists arrest Chinese priest for refusing to join schismatic state-run ‘church’

    Communists arrest Chinese priest for refusing to join schismatic state-run ‘church’ Fr. Huang Jintong was picked up by security forces on April 3 and taken to an undisclosed location. MINDONG, Fujian Province, China, April 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A 60-year-old Chinese priest was arrested Friday for refusing to join the state-run “independent Catholic Church.” Fr. Huang Jintong, pastor of Saiqi Parish in the Mindong diocese, Fuijan province, was picked up by security forces on April 3 and taken to an undisclosed location, Asia News reported Monday. A few hours later, police called Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin, the unofficial and auxiliary...
  • English Catholics implore Vatican: ‘Tear up’ deal with Communist China

    03/13/2020 7:51:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 13, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    English Catholics implore Vatican: ‘Tear up’ deal with Communist China The letter, signed by prominent English Catholics, highlights myriad horrors overseen by the Chinese government and perpetrated against the Chinese faithful. March 13, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A group of English Catholics, including Deacon Nick Donnelly and regular LifeSite contributor Dr. Joseph Shaw, have signed an open letter calling for the Vatican’s deal with China to be “torn up.” “We the undersigned are writing to express our burning anxiety at the Vatican’s treaty with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the light of the China Tribunal’s findings into forced organ...
  • China Escalates Persecution of Underground Church

    03/11/2020 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/10/20 | William Mahoney
    Beijing tries to bribe, blackmail clerics into schismFUJIAN PROVINCE, China (ChurchMilitant.com) While Pope Francis has asked Chinese Christians to be "good citizens" by not "engaging in proselytism," the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has intensified the persecution of faithful Catholic clergy, manufacturing new and dehumanizing pressure tactics to coerce them into joining the CCP's Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA). Bitter Winter reports participants at a December meeting for select Catholics in the Mingdong diocese were told clergy such as Bp. Vincent Guo Xijin, who is currently homeless after refusing to join the CPCA, should be "transformed." Promised their churches would operate...
  • Did Pope Francis just encourage the communist regime in China?

    03/07/2020 7:40:43 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 6, 2020 | Phil Lawler
    Did Pope Francis just encourage the communist regime in China? In the context of the current situation in China, the pope’s message is truly stunning. March 6, 2020 (CatholicCulture.org) — “Today, the Church in China looks to the future with hope,” Pope Francis said in the video message communicating his monthly prayer intentions. Yes, but that hope looks increasingly forlorn, as Chinese authorities continue to close down Catholic churches that do not accept the leadership of the government-backed Patriotic Association. “The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens,” the Pope said in his video message, adding...
  • Pope Francis tells Chinese Catholics to be ‘good citizens,’ not engage in ‘proselytism’

    03/06/2020 8:24:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 6, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Pope Francis tells Chinese Catholics to be ‘good citizens,’ not engage in ‘proselytism’ Meanwhile, Catholics are bribed to pressure priests to join the state-sanctioned church. ROME, Italy, March 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis encouraged Chinese Catholics in the communist-run country to be “good citizens” and not to engage in “proselytism.” “The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens,” Pope Francis said. “They should promote the Gospel, but without engaging in proselytism, and they need to achieve the unity of the divided Catholic community,” he said, likely referring to the distinction between an...
  • Re Against Zen. Divided By a Wall of China

    03/03/2020 8:04:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 3, 2020 | Bernardo Cervellera
    Re Against Zen. Divided By a Wall of China Dialogue between the two cardinals on the Sino-Vatican Agreement is urgently needed by Bernardo CervelleraIt is with great pain that I write these words having watched two cardinals whom I have the honor of knowing, two witnesses of the faith and coworkers of the pontiff in the mission of the Church, have a very public discussion without perhaps ever having spoken directly to each other (see letters of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re and Cardinal Joseph Zen Zekiun). It leaves me with the impression that in the Vatican, as in the rest...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen Fires Back

    03/01/2020 11:25:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 1, 2020 | Cardinal Zen
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen Fires Back Today, Cardinal Zen answered to the letter of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the dean of the cardinals.Mr. CardinalAllow me to use the means of an open letter in order to achieve a more timely communication.By indirect way, I have read your letter of 26 February (Prot. N. 1/2020) which also has the honour of having inaugurated your high office as the Dean of the College of Cardinals.I admire your courage in venturing into matters that you also recognise to be "complex", thus jeopardising the prestige of your newly inaugurated honorable office. But it is...
  • The Vatican Declares War on Cdl. Zen

    02/29/2020 6:38:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 29, 2020 | Riccardo Cascioli
    The Vatican Declares War on Cdl. Zen Explosive letter condemns Zen's opposition to China-Vatican agreement The Daily Compass has been shown an explosive letter signed by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cdl. Giovanni Battista Re, that fiercely attacks Cdl. Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, who has been critical of the secret agreement between China and the Holy See that has resulted in the increased persecution of Catholics. The letter contains misleading statements, affirming that there is a continuity between the approach of this pontificate with that of previous pontificates, when in fact no such continuity exists. Furthermore, it...
  • Archbishop Viganò Defends Cardinal Zen, Strongly Criticizes Vatican for ‘Wicked’ Agreement

    02/29/2020 11:13:17 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Edward Pentin ^ | February 29, 2020 | Edward Pentin
    Archbishop Viganò Defends Cardinal Zen, Strongly Criticizes Vatican for ‘Wicked’ Agreement – Edward Pentin Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written an impassioned letter to Cardinal Joseph Zen, strongly criticizing the Vatican for its approach to China and saying it had “done everything and more to deliver the Chinese Martyr Church in the hands of the Enemy.”Referring in particular to what he called “the treacherous and wicked” secret agreement signed by Beijing and the Holy See in 2018 on the appointment of bishops in China, the former apostolic nuncio to the United States said he shared in prayer Cardinal Zen’s suffering.“Your...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chinese ‘Catholic’ Church Accepts Contraception, Abortion

    02/22/2020 9:53:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 21, 2020 | Paul Murano
    [Catholic Caucus] Chinese ‘Catholic’ Church Accepts Contraception, Abortion Government coerces Chinese Catholics to accept Culture of Death BEIJING (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) — the government-run Catholic church — is forcing Catholics to toe the party line on contraception and abortion, according to Population Research Institute President Steven Mosher. Since the Chinese communists brokered a deal with the Vatican in September 2018 — a deal that is still ambiguous and confusing even to Catholic clergy in China — authorities in Beijing have been clamping down on Chinese faithful. Viewing Catholicism as a threat to their own power, officials are demanding that faithful adhere, first...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis-approved communist parallel Chinese ‘church’ approves abortion, contraception

    02/20/2020 1:18:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 20, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis-approved communist parallel Chinese ‘church’ approves abortion, contraception The government-established 'church' cannot deviate from the Communist Party's position, which includes support for forced abortion. BEIJING, China, February 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― The confusion around the Vatican’s concordat with China and its state-founded version of the Catholic Church has been compounded by the failure of the so-called Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) to transmit the Gospel of Life. According to expert Steven Mosher, the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association is in lockstep with the pro-abortion, pro-contraception Chinese Communist government when it comes to life issues.  “The CPCA cannot deviate...
  • Zen Speaks

    02/19/2020 4:17:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 19, 2020 | Rodney Pelletier
    Zen Speaks China's Catholics suffer A prominent Chinese cardinal is speaking out against the Vatican's betrayal of Chinese Catholics. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired archbishop of Hong Kong, spoke to Church Militant in New York last weekend. Among other things, Zen explained that the Vatican-China agreement, enacted in 2018, has not been read by any Chinese prelate, including Zen. He also noted that the unsigned Vatican document ratifying the agreement encourages Catholics to join the schismatic Chinese Patriotic Church.  Zen told Church Militant: So the first step was that secret agreement for the selection of bishops and then the legitimization of...
  • New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks

    02/19/2020 3:28:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 18, 2020 | Ed Condon
    [Catholic Caucus] New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks Fr Peter Choy Wai-man is expected to be appointed as the new bishop Priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong are expecting the announcement of their new bishop within the next two weeks.“We have been told to expect an announcement within the next ten days or so,” a senior priest in Hong Kong told CNA on February 15. The priest confirmed that Rev. Peter Choy Wai-man is the expected appointee.“I think by the end of the month we should see something official,” the priest added.The Hong Kong diocese...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen offers Mass, and a war cry for the Church

    02/17/2020 7:12:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 17, 2020 | Jim Hale
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen offers Mass, and a war cry for the Church Cardinal Joseph Zen offers a Solemn High Pontifical Mass in New York City February 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – It would be easy to understand if 88-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen had been weary and less than eager for an interview. He had traveled to New York after a grinding schedule of long flights, interviews, and meetings. But he was joyful and relaxed when he showed up for his interview with LifeSite’s Claire Chretien in Manhattan.  Cardinal Zen, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, was 15 minutes early....
  • [Barf Alert] Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments

    02/16/2020 11:53:10 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    [Barf Alert] Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, meets with Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, in Munich, Feb. 14, 2020. Credit:Vatican Media. The Feb. 14 meeting took place in Munich on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.“In the course of the colloquy, which took place in a cordial atmosphere, the contacts between the two parties were evoked, which have developed positively over time,” according to a Holy See press office communique.“In particular, there was highlighted the importance of the Provisional Accord on the nomination of...