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  • Parolin on Agreement with China: I Think It Is Moving Towards Renewal

    09/05/2022 5:45:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 9/3/22 | Gabriello Ceraso
    Appearing on Italian news channel Tg2, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin speaks about the Holy See’s Agreement with China on the nomination of bishops; the conditions for self-defence in war; the role of Catholics in politics, and Pope John Paul I as a reformer.Cardinal Parolin on Friday evening offered an in-depth analysis of the war in Ukraine and its international implications as well as the Holy See’s relations of trust with China and Russia in an interview on Italian television news channel Tg2. Speaking of the Provisional Agreement the Holy See signed with China in 2018, Cardinal Parolin said,...
  • Pope Decapitates Knights of Malta

    09/05/2022 5:51:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/4/22 | William Mahoney
    Heavy-handed reform acceleratesVATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is revoking the four high offices of the Knights of Malta and instituting a provisional government, effective immediately. The pontiff's latest decree, published on Saturday, comes as the latest installment of what many knights view as papal encroachment upon the sovereign order (formally known as the "Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta"). The papal decree approved the order's new constitutional charter and regulations, and dictated the following three major changes: 1. Revocation of the high offices 2. Dissolution of the current Sovereign Council, and...
  • New Churches Inaugurated in Vietnam's Northern Dioceses

    06/08/2022 6:40:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    UCANews ^ | 6/3/22
    Catholic churches are replacing those damaged or abandoned during years of war and religious restrictions Archbishop Joseph Vu Van Thien accompanied by priests inaugurates a new church in Dong Nhan Subparish in Hanoi on May 27. (Photo: tonggiaophanhanoi.org)New churches are replacing those damaged or abandoned during the Vietnam War with local Catholics donating land and volunteering to work at construction sites in two northern dioceses. An estimated one million people including clergy and religious moved to the south after communist forces defeated French troops and took control of the north in 1954. Local Catholics suffered religious restrictions. They were left...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/20/2022 Newsdump Friday Fed Court Makes Liberal Ruling On Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots, Forest Service Stops Burns After It Caused Massive Wildfire...

    05/20/2022 9:10:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/20/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    There is a federal court ruling late today regarding mail-in ballots here in Pennsylvania but first... The US Forest Service announcing a temporary halt to controlled burns. The move comes after the service ignited New Mexico's largest wildfire ever during a controlled burn... Joe Biden's approval rating hits a new rock bottom... The Democrat controlled January 6th Committee met with former lawyer for President Trump former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani... Syria Says Three Dead In Israeli Strike Near Damascus... A federal judge ruling against the Biden Administration on its controversial plan to roll back Title 42 designed to control...
  • Puerto Rican Bishop Removed by Pope Feels 'Blessed to Suffer Persecution'

    03/10/2022 6:13:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/9/22 | David Ramos
    Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres, who was relieved Wednesday of his office as Bishop of Arecibo, said that he feels "blessed to suffer persecution and calumny." In a letter published on the Diocese of Arecibos’ website shortly after the Holy See Press Office announced the Pope's decision, Bishop Fernández Torres, 57, stated that "today I can hold my head high and even being imperfect and sinful, know that I have done the right thing and that gives me a lot of inner peace.” The bishop stressed that this experience “has helped me realize in a new way the grave responsibility that...
  • Catholic Charities, Texas diocese under fire for transporting illegal migrants with Biden admin

    02/18/2022 5:33:10 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 18, 2022 | Raymond Wolfe
    Catholic Charities, Texas diocese under fire for transporting illegal migrants with Biden adminWatchdog groups and a Republican congressman are pressing Catholic Charities over the group’s role in the Biden border crisis. MCALLEN, Texas (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic Charities and a South Texas diocese are facing growing scrutiny over their roles in transferring illegal migrants across the U.S. in partnership with the Biden administration. The Diocese of Brownsville and the diocese’s Catholic Charities branch are subjects of a new lawsuit by watchdog groups, filed days before a GOP congressman threatened to subpoena Catholic Charities USA for details about the organization’s activities at...
  • Catholics Linger Left

    02/14/2022 6:33:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/12/22 | Joseph Gallagher
    Biden retains key demographicTRANSCRIPTA new poll reveals Biden is more popular among U.S. Catholics than he is with many other religious groups. Church Militant's Paul Murano points to some reasons why that might be the case. Despite Joe Biden's job approval tanking among just about every demographic, he's still popular among Catholics. A new poll reveals Catholics' overall approval of Biden dropped from 56% to 46% since this time last year. Among Hispanic Catholics, Biden's approval rating was 74% last year and dropped to 64% a year later. It's higher than any other Christian group other than Black Protestants. The...
  • Hershey Fires Unvaxxed Workers After Interrogating Them, Cites Pope Francis’ Support for the Shots

    02/14/2022 6:25:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 50 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/8/22 | Raymond Wolfe
    HERSHEY, Pennsylvania (LifeSiteNews) ­– The Hershey Company recently fired several unvaccinated workers who sought religious exemptions from the COVID-19 jab mandate, in some cases citing Pope Francis’ support for the abortion-tainted vaccines. Office workers interviewed by The Epoch Times said that the company subjected them to months of meetings pressuring them to get jabbed, as well as invasive questions about their faith and personal lives that some described as “interrogation.” “I really thought I’d be OK,” said Kim Durham, a sourcing buyer and payment analyst who left Hershey in January. “I thought, you cannot question my faith. Nobody can question...
  • Archbishop of Edmonton Implies Freedom Convoy is Guilty of Violating ‘Divine Directives’ of Justin Trudeau

    02/12/2022 5:45:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/9/22 | Celeste McGovern
    Archbishop Richard Smith cast the truckers and protesters objecting to vaccine mandates as the rebellious and hard-hearted, angry mob that wanted to kill Jesus, both groups forming 'a convoy of resistance.' EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — If there was a shred of hope in our Catholic hierarchy left, a recent homily from the Archbishop of Edmonton annihilated it. Our Canadian Catholic leaders are completely out-of-touch with reality. They don’t know the people they are meant to shepherd. They don’t even seem to attempt to understand the working class. They are elitists, as dogmatic and hypocritical as Pharisees. The reading for Sunday...
  • Pope Francis Rebukes EWTN as Work of the Devil

    02/10/2022 4:53:56 AM PST · by JosephJames · 91 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | February 7, 2022 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Pope Francis Rebukes EWTN as Work of the Devil: What would Mother Angelica Say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYX9uNNXUnI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1_LlRlPIYlC2MMAYRjrIcaFYqjfIL79KTBu2w9RXu1wHghukmO7o9on4A Dr Taylor Marshall Streamed live on Sep 22, 2021 In this video Dr Taylor Marshall says: “In a meeting with Jesuits in Slovakia, Pope Francis said: “There is, for example, a large Catholic television channel that has no hesitation in continually speaking ill of the Pope .... I personally deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the Church does not deserve them. They are the work of the devil." (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of...
  • Are ‘Homosexual’ Penguins the Same as Gay People? A Jesuit Priest Thinks So

    02/09/2022 6:03:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/7/22 | Jonathon van Maren
    Are penguins in captivity are a microcosm of post-sexual revolution America? Or must people begin deriving their views on family from wildlife?(LifeSiteNews) — Fr. Thomas J. Reese, an American Catholic Jesuit priest, senior analyst at Religion News Service (RNS), and former columnist at the National Catholic Reporter, tweeted out a link on January 30: “Catholic bishops, take note,” he wrote. “Male penguin pair, New York zoo’s first same-sex foster parents, doing ‘great job’ raising baby chick.” The link was to an article from the Washington Post about two male penguins raising a penguin chick. Presumably, Reese was making the point...
  • Archbishop Viganò Calls Out Catholic Leaders Who Use COVID Vaccines to Work Toward Great Reset, New World Order

    02/05/2022 6:21:14 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/4/22 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò — best known for calling out other Catholic prelates, including Pope Francis, for complicity or worse in the homosexual abuse within the Catholic Church — has issued a letter to church leaders decrying the evils of the government and church response to COVID-19. Mincing no words, Viganò calls those responses part of a globalist conspiracy to control the people of the world. The letter — which Viganò sent to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) on January 27 — is partly a...
  • The First Gay Pope

    01/29/2022 9:15:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    La Croix ^ | January 28, 2022 | Robert Mickens
    The First Gay PopeThe real reasons why Pope Francis is pushing Catholics to become more welcoming and less judgmental of gays and lesbians Bill Clinton has often been called the United States' "first Black president", even by many African-Americans.During his eight years in the White House (1993-2001), his policies and appointments were seen as promoting issues vital to the Black community and -- just as importantly -- helping to transcend the ugly racial divide that, unfortunately, still exists in "America".Toni Morrison, the writer who initially pinned the "first Black president" label to Clinton back in 1998, did not mean it...
  • The Catholic Mass Explained

    What else should you do, besides having a lot of faith, if you want to attend Holy Mass well? You should identify yourself with Christ. You should remember the Scriptures and have "the same mind" "that he had on the cross (cf. Phil 2:5). The same mind which means the same purposes. What purposes did Jesus have on the cross? What was he concerned about? We can sum up his ends or purposes as four: to give glory to God the Father; to thank him; to make up for the sins of men; and to ask him for graces for...
  • Unvaccinated Man Turned Away from Christmas Eve Mass Because of Vaccine Status [Puerto Rico]

    01/12/2022 6:59:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/6/22 | Raymond Wolfe
    MANATÍ, Puerto Rico (LifeSiteNews) – An unvaccinated Catholic man was turned away from Mass on Christmas Eve in Puerto Rico due to his vaccine status, prompting an investigation by his local diocese. The man, a parishioner in the town of Manatí in the Diocese of Arecibo, gave his testimony in a video streamed by Nueva Vida 97.7 FM, a Puerto Rican media station. “I have been denied entry here in my chapel, the chapel in Barrio Cantito in Manatí,” the man said. “The priest told me that I could not enter because I do not have vaccination. The Antichrist is...
  • Pope Francis Calls COVID-19 Vaccination Moral Obligation

    01/10/2022 8:00:49 AM PST · by Nextrush · 71 replies
    Voice Of America ^ | 1/10/2022 | AP, AFP, Reuters
    Pope Francis said getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a "moral obligation" as part of caring for the health of oneself and others and urged on international efforts to vaccinate the world's population. In a speech to diplomats assigned to the Vatican, the pope said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause social isolation and to take lives but noted effective vaccinations have effectively lowered the risks from the disease. He said it was important to vaccinate the general population as much as possible, calling for a broad commitment on the personal, political and international levels...
  • "Bergoglio is not a Peronist" - Gloria.tv-Interview with José Arturo Quarracino*, Buenos Aires

    01/07/2022 6:38:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 7, 2022 | Gloria TV
    "Bergoglio is not a Peronist" - Gloria.tv-Interview with José Arturo Quarracino*, Buenos Aires*José Arturo Quarracino, born in Buenos Aires in 1953, is a relative of Buenos Aires Cardinal Antonio Quarracino (+1998). José Arturo is a philosophy graduate (University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature), teacher and freelance translator. He is involved in Argentinean political life and the pro-life movement, interested in history, religion, theology, and politics, and participates through articles and political activities in the resistance against what Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó calls the global health coup d'état. He is married and had three children. His son died...
  • Vatican Newspaper Remembers Jan. 6 Siege as Attack on U.S. Democracy

    01/06/2022 5:51:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/6/22 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021, “represented a direct blow to the heart of American democracy,” the Vatican newspaper said. Marking the first anniversary of the storming of the Capitol, the newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, explained to readers, “The attack on the Capitol was the degenerated development of the ‘Save America March,’ organized by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump to contest the election that had decreed his defeat.” In its Page 4 article, the newspaper noted that it took three hours to secure the building after the siege began and that, when it...
  • Vaccinating Kids Essential to Ending Pandemic, Vatican Official Says

    12/27/2021 7:49:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/17/21 | Elsie Ann Allen
    ROME – As Europe rolls out its vaccination campaign for young children this week, a top Vatican official has endorsed the move, saying children have been uniquely impacted by the pandemic, and must be protected and cared for. Speaking to Crux, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said, “The pandemic has not only affected elderly people, in Italy and around the world, but also children and adolescents.” Younger generations have mainly been affected through school closures, presenting challenges not only in terms of ensuring an adequate education, but also building and maintaining social relationships and the...
  • SF Church Asks Archbishop Cordileone to Re-Schedule Visit Because He's Unvaccinated

    12/13/2021 6:38:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 12/11/21 | Luz Pena
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The news that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is unvaccinated just cost him a visit to a church in San Francisco. "Because Cordileone is not vaccinated and we've had breakthrough vaccinations in the church, I'm not comfortable. I'm not comfortable with him coming unvaccinated," said Rita Clunies-Ross, St. Agnes Catholic Church parishioner. December 19 was the day Archbishop Cordileone was scheduled to visit Saint Agnes Church. Several weeks before his visit, churchgoers like Rita Clunies-Ross voiced concerns. Now this church is taking a stance. "I called him and spoke with him and asked him to re-schedule his visit...