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  • [Catholic Caucus] Former papal confidant says prelates who ‘criticize’ Pope Francis are a threat to Church ‘unity’

    02/23/2024 5:55:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 23, 2023 | MIchael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Former papal confidant says prelates who ‘criticize’ Pope Francis are a threat to Church ‘unity’Abp. Bruno Forte accused bishops who publicly oppose Pope Francis of usurping papal authority, lacking the Pope's supposed comprehensive perspective, and risking Church unity.A prominent Italian prelate has hit back at fellow bishops who “publicly criticize” Pope Francis, saying that they are “wrong” to do so, since they break the “unity of the Church.” In an interview published February 22 by Religion Digital, Archbishop Bruno Forte of the Archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto in eastern Italy issued a strong critique of what the interviewer described as...
  • Pope’s Defection – A Key End Times Signal

    02/22/2024 4:01:28 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 2/21/24 | Terry James
    Christendom is a word I view as designed by secularists of the world to encompass their misunderstood view of what comprises True Christianity. Under this misunderstanding, all who claim to be Christians are, according to this worldly definition, Christians. All fall under the term Christendom. There are many sects, faiths, and religious systems that the secularists include within their favored term to encapsulate, to one degree or the other, religious belief in and spiritual embrace of the figure called Jesus Christ. These are each and every one false. In my own view of what it means to be a Christian,...
  • Does Pope Francis Have All The Markers Of An Apocalyptic Figure?

    02/22/2024 4:10:08 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 50 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 2/21/24 | Jan Markell
    I am cautious about “pinning the tail” on the Antichrist and the False Prophet. We cannot know ahead of time who these personalities are; however, Pope Francis comes close to “filling the bill” on the False Prophet. Or he may be but a “type” of that man just like there are many “types” of the Antichrist throughout history. I think the devil has always had a candidate for the Antichrist waiting in the wings as he doesn’t know when the final generation is. The False Prophet is described in Revelation 13:11-15. He is also referred to as the “second beast”...
  • That Trans Funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral: A Battleground in Spiritual Warfare

    02/19/2024 8:40:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2024 | Ed Morrissey
    What happened last week at St. Patrick's Cathedral at a funeral that forced the archdiocese of New York to order its pastor to conduct a Mass of Reparation? Readers wondering the answer to that question should look elsewhere than the mainstream media. Since the funeral of transgender activist Cecilia Gentili, the media has suggested that the outrage over the funeral relates entirely to Gentili's 'identity,' rather than the behavior of the participants. Today's report from the Associated Press provides a good example of this narrow coverage. Nowhere in the opening three paragraphs is there any reference to what actually happened...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Opinion: The real problem with the Pope’s remarks about hell

    01/21/2024 5:45:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 16, 2024 | Amy Welborn
    [Catholic Caucus] Opinion: The real problem with the Pope’s remarks about hellThere is a real and necessary responsibility that comes with the Petrine office, and it’s irresponsible to toss out personal opinions in a way that is confusing and lacking vital context.Let’s pretend.Let’s pretend that the Pope said this the other night:We don’t even have to wonder what the reaction would be, do we?But…that’s just his personal opinion! That’s not the teaching of the Church! Sure, some theologians have held that and there’s plenty within Scripture and Tradition that might support such a view, but that’s not official Church teaching!...
  • Pope Francis Tells Italians ‘Having Children Is a Duty to Survive’

    01/21/2024 4:12:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2024 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    ROME, Italy — Pope Francis once again voiced his concern for Europe’s demographic winter on Saturday, urging Italians to have more children. “I am worried about the low birth rate,” the pontiff told an Italian association of local politicians. “There is a culture of depopulation that comes from the fact that few children are born.” “It is true, anyone can have a dog, it is true: but we need children,” he continued. “In Italy, Spain … there is a need for children.”
  • This March for Life poster doesn’t actually support life

    01/20/2024 11:20:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 18, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    The 51st annual March for Life takes place on Friday in Washington, D.C., and pro-lifers from around the nation are arriving to attend the March and its associated events. Peter Wolfgang, president of the Family Institute of Connecticut, is in attendance and spotted a poster there that asks young pro-lifers to share their reasons for attending the March for Life. But the group behind the poster came as a surprise — and it intends to manipulate. The poster asks, “Why do students really go to the March for Life?” It lists three possible responses, including, “I wanted to visit D.C.!”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Swiss guards should arrest Bergoglio and Fernandez, expel them from the Vatican

    01/08/2024 2:39:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 8, 2024 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Swiss guards should arrest Bergoglio and Fernandez, expel them from the Vatican'The Swiss Guards have sworn to defend the See of Peter, not the one who is systematically demolishing it. Let them therefore be faithful to their oath and arrest these heretical perverts!' Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has responded to the discovery of a pornographic work by Cardinal Victor Manuel “Tucho” Fernandez by calling for both his and Pope Francis’ ouster from the Vatican by the Swiss Guards. “The blasphemous sewer regurgitations of Tucho’s repulsive pamphlet show such a level of perversion and alienation to the...
  • Lessons about Francis (The Destroyer) from St. Robert Bellarmine’s Objections to Protestants

    01/08/2024 2:50:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 8, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Lessons about Francis (The Destroyer) from St. Robert Bellarmine’s Objections to ProtestantsAs one indication, among many, that Francis has convinced most rational observers of his heterodoxy, it is worth noting that he has developed quite a following with the Babylon Bee, a Christian satirical website, as we can see from recent articles:December 11, 2023: “The Catholic Church announced this week Pope Francis has excommunicated the Apostle Paul over the latter's outdated views on women, families, and social issues.”November 12, 2023: “Pope Francis has officially sacked Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas for being ‘way too Catholic.’”October 3, 2023: “Pope Francis...
  • What does Pope Francis want LGBTQ Catholics to do?

    12/28/2023 9:45:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/28/2023 | Dan Delzell
    The Vatican declared in 2021 that same-sex relationships cannot be blessed because God “cannot bless sin.” And now less than three years later, Pope Francis has authorized blessings for same-sex couples. What exactly does Pope Francis want LGBTQ Catholics to do in response to his shocking declaration? The Pope has a huge responsibility to clarify his hopes and dreams for LGBTQ Catholics, especially since “some Catholic bishops in Africa, Poland and elsewhere say they will not implement the new Vatican policy allowing blessings for same-sex couples.”Does the Pope want these couples to view homosexual behavior as less sinful than fornication...
  • The Growing Need to Condemn Vatican II’s Errors So We Can Combat Francis’s Heresies

    12/27/2023 2:43:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 206 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 27, 2023 | Robert Morrison
    The Growing Need to Condemn Vatican II’s Errors So We Can Combat Francis’s Heresies“To promote ecumenism means signing a treaty of non-aggression, granting all religions citizenship in the great pantheon of creeds. The only commandment is the exclusion of exclusivity: freedom for all in all things, except for those who believe in the truth.” (Fr. Dominique Bourmaud, One Hundred Years of Modernism Francis is obviously a non-Catholic man who seeks to do as much damage as possible to the Catholic Church. Understandably, this reality leads many sincere Catholics to insist that he cannot possibly be a true pope. As Archbishop...
  • Pope Francis Wants Everyone Except the Men Protecting Him to Give Up Their Weapons

    12/26/2023 1:54:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 26, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    Great. It’s time for another call for “peace” that will be achieved by giving up all our weapons. Pope Francis on Monday blasted the weapons industry and its “instruments of death” that fuel wars as he made a Christmas Day appeal for peace in the world and in particular between Israel and the Palestinians… “It should be talked about and written about, so as to bring to light the interests and the profits that move the puppet strings of war,” he said. “And how can we even speak of peace, when arms production, sales and trade are on the rise?”...
  • Ex-Representative Fortenberry's Convictions Reversed by Federal Appeals Court.

    12/26/2023 4:13:01 PM PST · by gopno1 · 15 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 12/26/2023 | Molly Ashford
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed former Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry's three felony convictions, agreeing with Fortenberry's argument that the trial should not have taken place in California. Fortenberry was convicted by a federal jury in Los Angeles in 2022 on one count of concealing conduit campaign contributions and two counts of lying to federal agents, all felonies. The charges stemmed from Fortenberry allegedly accepting an illegal campaign donation from billionaire Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury at a 2016 fundraiser and then lying about the donation during later interviews with FBI agents. On Tuesday, a panel of three judges with...
  • GOP’s Fortenberry Targeted In Yet Another Questionable And Politicized Case From Troubled Department Of Justice

    12/07/2021 7:56:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    No major reforms have taken place at the Department of Justice or FBI even as its politicized bungling of prosecutions and investigations has made major news.Jeff Fortenberry is not the person you’d expect to be charged with any crime, much less the crime of lying to the FBI. Painfully earnest, the Nebraska Republican congressman is a devout Roman Catholic who has a perfect pro-life voting record. He served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, and has developed a reputation for activism on behalf of persecuted religious minorities in Iraq. It was that last focus that ended up getting him in...
  • African bishops hurl thunderbolts at Pope Francis's call to bless gay couples in same-sex 'marriages'

    12/24/2023 9:10:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2023 | Monica Showalter
    Has Pope Francis stepped in it?After putting out a document calling for the blessings of people in "irregular" marital situations and gay marriage, Africa's Catholic bishops aren't taking this well.One after another, they are putting out statements of their own condemning the idea: Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations,” Fiducia Supplicans, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith released Dec. 18.https://t.co/4sr3nVPiOq — Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) December 20, 2023 Cameroon's bishops issue 1 of strongest statements rejecting #PopeFrancis' Fiducia Supplicans: “we...
  • Sara Netanyahu to Pope Francis: Please demand the unconditional release of all hostages

    12/24/2023 2:33:35 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Dec 24, 2023, 11:34 PM (GMT+2) | Nitsan Keidar
    Prime Minister's wife calls on the leader of the Christian world to intervene and use his influence to bring about the release of the hostages being held in Gaza. “I am writing to you not only as the wife of Israel's prime minister but also as a mother and as a woman. On October 7, Hamas terrorists committed an unprovoked act of unparalleled cruelty, the worst savagery perpetrated against Jewish people since the Holocaust. They murdered children in front of the parents, burnt babies alive, beheaded men, raped and mutilated women,” Netanyahu wrote the Pope.
  • The Pope cannot overrule God

    12/23/2023 8:36:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/23/2023 | Dr. Michael Brown
    If you have followed my writing and speaking over the decades, you will know that Catholicism has not been a focus of my ministry, either praising it or criticizing it. At the same time, I recognize the important role of the Catholic Church in standing for the sanctity of life and the meaning of marriage. That’s what makes the recent pronouncement of Pope Francis, allowing priests to “bless” same-sex couples, especially distressing. What act of apostasy will be next?My Catholic colleague John Zmirak wrote on Tuesday, “Today I got one of those emails nobody wants to receive. You know, the...
  • The Church’s new LGBT edict is confusing and ill-timed

    12/23/2023 8:20:12 AM PST · by lightman · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 December A.D. 2023 | Mark Bauerlein
    Pope Francis rattled Catholics yet again this week with the announcement that the Church will now bless people in same-sex relationships. ... The missive authorizes priests to bless people in same-sex relationships as long as the blessing doesn’t appear to legitimize same-sex marriage, which the Church continues to oppose. And there’s the rub: what does that new blessing really do? How is it supposed to work? What does it mean? ... Priests can now bless same-sex couples, but not their actual relationships? What’s the difference – and why the distinction? There are more obscurities, enough to conclude that ambiguity has...
  • Church Militant founder may face legal reckoning for defamation

    12/22/2023 7:41:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 30, 2021 | Christopher White
    One of the U.S. Catholic Church's most infamous agitators, known for aggressive smear campaigns against church leaders and organizations, may soon face a reckoning in court as a result of a rare lawsuit against his operations. Gary Michael Voris, the founder of the fringe right-wing group Church Militant, is being sued by a New Hampshire priest for defamation. A U.S. District Court judge rejected Voris' attempt last month to have the lawsuit dismissed. In February, Fr. Georges de Laire, judicial vicar and the vicar for canonical affairs for the Diocese of Manchester, brought suit against both Voris and his media...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German church plans formal ‘ceremonies’ for blessing same-sex couples

    12/22/2023 2:34:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 21, 2022 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] German church plans formal ‘ceremonies’ for blessing same-sex couplesGerman bishops will continue to work on a handout for 'blessing ceremonies' to give to priests while the vice president of the Central Committee of German Catholics expresses hope that a change in church doctrine on sexual morality follows.BERLIN (LifeSiteNews) — Birgit Mock, the vice president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZDK), announced that in light of Rome’s permission to grant blessings to “couples” in irregular unions and same-sex “couples” the German bishops will continue as planned to work on a handout for “blessing ceremonies” to give to...