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  • [Barf Alert] ‘Stunning irony’: Pro-abortion Biden quotes St. John Paul II’s famous motto in slam against Trump

    09/11/2020 10:17:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 11, 2020 | Patrick Delaney
    [Barf Alert] ‘Stunning irony’: Pro-abortion Biden quotes St. John Paul II’s famous motto in slam against Trump 'Biden flip-flopped in order to get his party’s nomination, endorsing taxpayer funded abortion throughout pregnancy, whereas Saint John Paul II tirelessly proclaimed that ‘The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message' September 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a rare televised address characterized by Tucker Carlson as “The most dishonest speech ever given by a major presidential candidate,“ Democratic nominee Joe Biden spoke before a group of approximately half-a-dozen reporters, and no audience, in Pittsburgh on August 31. Capping off his remarks,...
  • Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Priest, Poet and Revolutionary, Dies at 95

    03/01/2020 3:49:29 PM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-01-2020 | Elias E. Lopez
    The Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, one of Latin America’s most admired poets and priests, who defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving in the revolutionary Sandinista government of Nicaragua, died on Sunday in Managua, Nicaragua. He was 95. His personal assistant, Luz Marina Acosta, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. Born to a wealthy Nicaraguan family, Father Cardenal became a prominent intellectual voice of the Nicaraguan revolution and an ardent proponent of liberation theology, a Christian movement rooted in Marxist principles and committed to social justice and uplifting the poor. He was appointed Nicaragua’s first minister of...
  • Newly revealed vision of St. Pope John Paul: Islam will invade Europe

    11/29/2017 7:24:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Thu Nov 23, 2017 - 11:35 am EST | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Bienno, Italy, November 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews): A close friend of Saint John Paul II has affirmed that the late pope, revealed to have been a mystic, told him that Europe would be invaded by Islam. Speaking to a large group at the hermitage of “Saints Peter and Paul” this past October, Monsignor Mauro Longhi of the Opus Dei prelature recounted a conversation he had with the late pontiff in March of 1993 on one of their many hiking trips in the mountains. Having got ahead of the rest of their companions, Longhi and St. John Paul took a sandwich break.....
  • French Monument to Polish Pope May be Moved to Poland – PM Tells PAP

    11/01/2017 5:49:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The government will endeavor to "save from censorship" a statue of Pope John Paul II in France.” We will offer to transfer it to Poland, provided that we receive the consent of the French authorities and the local community, " said Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. The reference is to a monument to Polish-born Pope John Paul II in the municipality of Ploermel in Brittany. By a decision of the Council of State, the supreme administrative judicial body in France, a cross must be removed from the statue. “John Paul II said the lesson from history is that democracy without values...
  • Cheers And Petals For The Turk Who Shot The Pope

    01/12/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 643+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Cheers and petals for the Turk who shot the Pope By Kate Connolly, in Istanbul (Filed: 13/01/2006) Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish nationalist who shot Pope John Paul II, was showered with petals by supporters after being released from prison after 25 years. The man responsible for one of the 20th century's most notorious assassination attempts shook hands with guards before being driven away from Kartal high-security jail in Istanbul yesterday. Mehmet Ali Agca arrives at a military recruitment centre Dressed in jeans, he said nothing to journalists but held aloft a magazine showing a photograph of his meeting with...
  • "Islam is not a religion of redemption..." stated Pope John Paul II...

    05/18/2016 8:49:04 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 3 replies
    He was the most recognized person in the world. He met with Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Born in a small town in Poland, MAY 18, 1920, was Karol Wojtyla. A chemical worker during World War II, he risked punishment by Communists for being ordained a priest. In 1967, he became Archbishop of Krakow and, in 1978, he became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope since 1522. Leader of one billion Catholics, Pope John Paul spoke eight languages and traveled a million miles in 170 countries - more than any other pope. In 1981, he survived...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did — to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • Russia Is Sick

    07/26/2014 2:36:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 26. 2014 | George Weigel
    Thirty-three years ago, on September 6, 1981, Father Józef Tischner preached one of the great sermons of the 20th century at a Mass opening the second day of the inaugural Solidarity Congress in Gdań​sk. Tischner, an old friend of John Paul II and the pope’s fellow philosopher, combined the rugged good humor and patriotism of a Polish highlander with a first-class intellect. So he began his sermon with some essential truth-telling to the men and women about to deliberate the future of the Communist world’s first independent, self-governing trade union. Father Tischner didn’t tell the thousands assembled in Gdansk that...
  • Report: Pope Francis Says John Paul II to Be Canonized April 27

    09/04/2013 4:55:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 3, 2013 | EDWARD PENTIN
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has yet to make the date official, but Pope Francis has already let it be known in a private conversation that Blessed Pope John Paul II will be canonized on April 27, 2014. A reliably informed source close to the Vatican asked Pope Francis about the date recently, to which the Pope replied with a laugh: “I can tell you now if you like. It will be April 27.” “I was surprised by his frankness, but he took a step back, laughed and then told me the date,” the source said. “He was surrounded by...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • JPII beatification process nearly complete, reveals personal secretary

    02/24/2010 7:37:30 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 197+ views
    cna ^ | February 23, 2010
    Venerable John Paul II La Paz, Bolivia, Feb 23, 2010 / 12:53 pm (CNA).- Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who was John Paul II’s personal secretary for 40 years, told participants at a Colombian conference that the late-Pope's beatification process “is practically finished.” In Colombia, where Cardinal Dziwisz traveled to participate in a conference on the legacy of John Paul II, the cardinal remarked that the beatification process of the pilgrim Pope “is practically finished.”“In order for the beatification to take place, it is important that the Church recognizes a miracle in which he has interceded. There is...
  • Walesa's Warning

    02/02/2010 5:33:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 719+ views ^ | February 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leaders: The champion of Polish freedom tells America it's no longer that shining city on a hill. As it slouches toward socialism, he warns, those yearning to breathe free in the world can no longer look to the U.S. for help. They were the giants of their age. Together, President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and a little known shipyard worker named Lech Walesa stood up to Soviet communism and brought freedom to the captive nations of Europe. Last Friday, Walesa was in Chicago campaigning for a GOP gubernatorial candidate in the Illinois...
  • Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself to feel closer to God'

    01/27/2010 11:35:46 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 1,410+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 27, 2010
    The late Pope John Paul II, who has been put on the fast track to sainthood by the Vatican, regularly whipped himself as an act of penance to feel closer to God, and signed a secret document saying that would step down as pontiff if he became incurably ill, according to a new book. Why a Saint? by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the Vatican "postulator" in charge of the canonisation process, says the Polish-born Pope performed self flagellation as a bishop in Krakow and continued to do so in the Vatican after being elected Pope in 1978. "In his wardrobe, among...
  • Pope John Paul II Gunman Released From Prison

    01/18/2010 4:43:47 AM PST · by Abathar · 6 replies · 353+ views
    AP/ ^ | January 18, 2010 | Suzan Frazer
    ANKARA, Turkey -- The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from prison on Monday after more than 29 years behind bars. Mehmet Ali Agca waved to journalists as he left the prison in a white sedan car in a convoy of several vehicles. He was taken to a military hospital to be assessed for compulsory military service. A 2006 military hospital report said he is not fit for military service because of a "severe anti-social personality disorder." There have been long-standing questions about the 52-year-old Agca's mental health based on his frequent outbursts and...
  • First step taken toward beatification of John Paul II, says Vatican analyst

    11/17/2009 9:40:21 AM PST · by NYer · 75 replies · 1,481+ views
    cna ^ | November 17, 2009
    div class="noticia_imagen_contenedor" style="width: 250px;"> John Paul II Rome, Italy, Nov 17, 2009 / 11:22 am (CNA).- Vatican analyst Andrea Tornielli reported this week that the first step toward the beatification of John Paul II has already been completed.  He explained that officials at the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints have given the green light for the proclamation of the late Pope's heroic virtue.Tornielli added that only the signature of Pope Benedict XVI is needed for the proclamation to become official, noting that it “could come during Christmas, when the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of the...
  • Moscow's assault on the Vatican

    08/29/2009 11:05:35 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 9 replies · 648+ views
    National Review ^ | January 25, 2007 7:40 AM | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    The Soviet Union was never comfortable living in the same world with the Vatican. The most recent disclosures document that the Kremlin was prepared to go to any lengths to counter the Catholic Church’s strong anti-Communism. In March 2006 an Italian parliamentary commission concluded “beyond any reasonable doubt that the leaders of the Soviet Union took the initiative to eliminate the pope Karol Wojtyla,” in retaliation for his support to the dissident Solidarity movement in Poland. In January 2007, when documents disclosed that the newly appointed archbishop of Warsaw, Stanislaw Wielgus, had collaborated with Poland’s Communist-era political police, he admitted...
  • Polish Cardinal: Politicians Kill the Truth of the Life of the Unborn

    04/21/2009 9:41:50 PM PDT · by topher · 1 replies · 316+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | April 21, 2009 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday April 21, 2009 Polish Cardinal, Former Secretary to Pope JPII: Politicians, Like Pilate, Kill the Truth of the Life of the Unborn By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiKRAKOW, Poland, April 21, 2009 ( - During his Good Friday homily at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a Marian pilgrimage site near Krakow and home to a live dramatization of the Passion of Christ, Archbishop of Krakow Stanis?aw Cardinal Dziwisz called on the over 150,000 faithful present to show courage and speak the truth in defense of the dignity of human life.The Cardinal condemned abortion, euthanasia, common-law marriage, homosexual unions and in vitro fertilization.Speaking to...
  • Pope May Have Been Euthanized

    09/24/2007 3:11:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 212 replies · 300+ views
    A new article by an Italian medical professor speculates the death of Pope John Paul the Second was caused by euthanasia. According to "TIME" magazine, an intensive care specialist says the Pope's death would be considered euthanasia by standards set by the Catholic Church. The doctor bases her conclusion on press reports and a book written by the Pope's physician. She says the decision not to insert a feeding tube until just a few days before his death accelerated the death of the ailing pontiff. Plus, the doctor believes the Pope himself made the decision not to insert the tube...
  • John Paul II Relics Available (Vicariate of Rome Accepting Requests)

    09/14/2007 8:19:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,185+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 13, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 13, 2007 ( People who want to receive a relic "ex indumentis" -- from the clothing -- or a holy card of Pope John Paul II, may do so by writing to the Vicariate of Rome. The Vicariate of Rome is accepting requests via mail, fax or e-mail for the religious items. The petition should be sent to "Holy Cards and Relics Service," and should indicate a shipping address. The holy cards contain the prayer to obtain graces through the intercession of the Servant of God John Paul II and can be requested in English, German, Spanish,...
  • At the Death of John Paul II

    01/29/2007 6:59:04 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 29, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, JAN. 29, 2007 ( Here is a translation of an excerpt from the book that recounts Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz's memories of his longtime collaboration with Pope John Paul II. "A Life With Karol" is the title of the volume, written by journalist Gian Franco Svidercoschi, former deputy director of L'Osservatore Romano. The volume was recently released in Italy and will be published by Doubleday for the English-speaking world. This excerpt is taken from Chapter 35. * * * It was 9:37 p.m. We realized that the Holy Father had stopped breathing; however, just in that moment we saw...