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  • Pope hangs image of nude Jesus caressing Judas behind his desk ... 'One of the most blasphemous and ungodly images'

    04/26/2021 7:07:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    WND ^ | April 25, 2021 at 5:59pm | By Joe Kovacs
    A report by the Vatican's own newspaper reveals Pope Francis recently hung an image behind his desk depicting a naked Jesus Christ caressing his dead apostle Judas Iscariot. In an article titled "Judas and the Scandal of Mercy," L'Osservatore Romano dedicated the first three pages of its edition the day before Good Friday to a makeover of the disciple who betrayed the Son of God at the Passover. The author of the lead editorial, Andrea Monda, said the paper chose this year to honor the "most tragic and unsettling" figure of the Gospel.
  • "small start": Catholic leaders react to Chauvin conviction

    04/25/2021 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 18 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 20, 2021 | Christopher White
    Following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who on April 20 was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, Black Catholic leaders say it's a "small start" in both the country and the church's long overdue efforts for racial justice. "It's a small start," said Ralph McCloud, the director of the U.S. bishops' domestic anti-poverty program, Catholic Campaign for Human Development. "But I can't help but think what it took for us to get here." "Millions of people had to see the video of Floyd's killing and then take to the streets...
  • Archdiocese Of Washington Gives Disgraced Cardinal Wuerl Millions From Faithful Catholics

    03/08/2021 7:56:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 8, 2021 | Adam Cassandra
    Archdiocese Of Washington Gives Disgraced Cardinal Wuerl Millions From Faithful CatholicsMost Catholics would probably agree that a priest caught lying to the public and who was an instrumental figure in the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church probably shouldn’t be receiving millions of dollars a year in church donations. But that’s what is happening in the Archdiocese of Washington.Investigative journalists at The Pillar revealed that the archdiocese set aside more than $2 million in donations from the Catholic faithful to retired and disgraced Cardinal Donald Wuerl, former archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, for undisclosed “continuing ministry activities.”Upon review...
  • Rome Without A Pope: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is There, but not Peter.

    02/22/2021 2:28:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Stilum Curiae ^ | February 21, 2021 | Aldo Maria Valli
    Rome Without A Pope: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is There, but not Peter.Rome is without a pope. The thesis that I intend to support can be summarized in these five words. When I say Rome, I am not referring only to the city of which the pope is the bishop. When I say Rome, I mean the world; I mean the present reality.The pope, although physically present, in reality is not there, because he does not do what the pope does. He is there, but he does not perform his duty as successor of Peter and vicar of Christ. Jorge Mario...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 2/21/2021

    02/21/2021 9:26:38 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/21/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    The International Atomic Energy Agency reaching a deal with Iran on inspections of its nuclear facilities. The compromise deal reached in the face of Iranian plans to end snap inspections by international atomic experts... When it comes to the coronavirus have we reached the magic moment of "herd immunity"?... The selective reopening of Israel is underway with shops to be open to all but gyms and theaters will only be open to those who have "Green Pass" status... The coronavirus vaccination rate for seniors over age 70 is lowest in three states starting with Rhode Island at the bottom with...
  • Catholic Archbishop: Joe Biden Should Not Receive Communion, He Supports “Great Evil” of Abortion

    12/05/2020 6:03:47 PM PST · by xomething · 10 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/04/2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Addressing a controversy among Catholic bishops about Joe Biden, Archbishop Charles Chaput said the presumed presidential winner should not receive communion because he supports the “great evil” of abortion. In a column at First Things on Friday, Chaput said bishops who do give communion to Biden are doing a “serious disservice” to believers. Biden has touted himself as a devout Catholic who cares about the most vulnerable in society. However, the Democrat also hypocritically champions positions that contradict the teachings of his faith and jeopardize the lives and freedoms of millions of Americans, the worst being his plan to expand...
  • Priest Calls Police on Mother of 11 Praying in Empty Church Without a Mask

    11/25/2020 5:48:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/24/20 | Emily Mangiarcina
    Neither the priest nor the diocese have explained the arrest despite a stated mask exemption for those seated in their pew.KANSAS CITY, Missouri, November 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The pastor of a Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri, had a woman arrested as she prayed with her children in the pews of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for refusing to wear a mask, despite instructions in the church’s previous Sunday bulletin and the diocesan website stating that masks are required “except when remaining in the pew.” The mother of 11 children, six of whom are adopted, said in an...
  • Pope Francis Risks Leaving A Legacy Of Confusion And Division

    10/27/2020 11:12:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 27, 2020 | Carina Benton
    The pope’s series of doctrinal dubious statements, along with his questionable politics, have left faithful Catholics somewhere between scratching their heads and banging their heads against a wall. After the release of Pope Francis’s papal encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” earlier this month, Crisis magazine Editor Michael Warren Davis wrote the kindest thing one could say about it is that it’s incomprehensible. I would go further. The kindest thing to be said of Pope Francis’s entire seven-year papacy is that it has been utterly disorienting.His equivocal statements on questions of morality and faith, whether the comments be made in an encyclical, a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/25/2020

    10/25/2020 9:33:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The State of Oregon now requires everyone entering a business over the age of five to wear a mask-muzzle with no exceptions...Businesses have been told to call police if people enter a business without a muzzle covering their faces... In Miami-Dade County, Florida a coronavirus curfew imposed again... New Jersey Democrat Governor Phil Murphy signing an executive order this weekend extending the: "public health emergency"... Italy ordering more closures and restricted hours over a rise in coronavirus cases... Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announcing a nationwide 'state of alarm' which will impose curfews on all of Spain excluding the Canary...
  • If Some Catholics Are Anti-Trump, Why Then Will They Vote For Biden (And Not Third Party) If Biden Enables Pro-Choice Dems?

    10/06/2020 6:38:14 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 66 replies
    10/6/2020 | Its All Over Except...
    Biden enabled about the most virulently pro-choice Democrat by selecting her to be his running mate, thereby being a partaker in her works of darkness, no worse and no better than being pro-choice himself. And where are his legislative works to try and end or curtail abortion? Where is his support for pro-life Republicans, his calling for Dems to enact a pro-life party platform, his saying he will nominate pro-life judges etc? So if these Catholics say they are truly Catholic then why enable Biden and thereby seem to commit mortal sin? I'm surprised they aren't voting third party so...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/25/2020 Newsdump Friday

    09/25/2020 9:59:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Arrests made during an outdoor worship service in Moscow....Idaho Wednesday evening. Coronavirus regulations cited regarding wearing of masks-muzzles and social distancing..... New York City authorities threatening a crackdown on Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods..... Coronavirus restrictions tightened and expanded in the north-west of England..... Two people stabbed in Paris today near the former offices of the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine. Those offices the site of a terrorist attack in 2015 when a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed was published...... The Proud Boys intend to go forward with their rally in Portland tomorrow......Late today Oregon Governor Kate Brown proclaiming a state of emergency.....Also Portland...
  • WaPo: Conservatives Gearing Up To Pounce Over Anti-Catholic Rhetoric In SCOTUS Fight

    09/23/2020 4:34:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Normally, we’d scoff at a “pounce” narrative, but in this case it’s justified — across the aisle and the political/media spectrum, too. Thanks to Senate Democrats’ attacks on Amy Coney Barrett in her 2017 appellate confirmation hearing, their hostility to practicing Catholics on the bench practically invites another fight over faith in the upcoming hearings. Dave Weigel reports that both sides have to strategize over Catholicism, and that battle has a long, long history: By Saturday, the president will announce a female, Catholic nominee for the Supreme Court. The favorite is Amy Coney Barrett, who became a conservative star...
  • Biden leads Trump by 12 points among Catholic voters: poll

    09/21/2020 7:27:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 21 2020 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a 12-point lead over President Trump among likely voters who identify as Catholic, according to a poll released Monday. A EWTN News/RealClear Opinion poll found in a poll of 1,212 likely Catholic voters that 53 percent favor Biden, compared to 41 percent who prefer Trump. The poll was taken before the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The poll found that 50 percent of respondents voted for 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton while 45 percent voted for Trump, a sign that Biden has widened the gap among Catholic voters. Catholics who are...
  • Indiana AG: Archdiocese Can Fire Gay Teacher

    09/11/2020 6:47:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/9/20 | Kristine Christlieb
    Pushes back against activist judgeINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ( - Indiana's attorney general (AG) is defending the right of the Indianapolis archdiocese to dismiss a homosexual teacher. On Tuesday, Indiana AG Curtis Hill filed a brief challenging a judge's ruling that let a Catholic school teacher sue the archdiocese. Former Indianapolis Cathedral High School teacher Joshua Payne-Elliott is suing the archdiocese because he was fired after entering into a so-called same-sex marriage. Hill says the suit should be dismissed. In his brief, the AG invoked the First Amendment. "The suit should have been dismissed immediately under the First Amendment's longstanding protections for...
  • People More Important Than the Economy, Pope Says About Covid Crisis

    06/01/2020 6:09:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/20 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronavirus lockdowns. Francis made his comments, departing from a prepared script, at the first noon address from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square in three months as Italy’s lockdown drew to an end. “Healing people, not saving (money) to help the economy (is important), healing people, who are more important than the economy,” Francis said. “We people are temples of the Holy Spirit, the economy is not,” he said. Francis did not mention...
  • 4 Reasons To Have A Crucifix In Your Home

    04/10/2020 10:01:05 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 72 replies
    4 Reasons To Have A Crucifix In Your Home 1. We should have a crucifix in our homes because the saints have set this example for us. 2. It reminds us not to run from the tough stuff. 3. Our home is a “domestic church,” and it is a holy place. 4. The crucifix is a constant reminder that Christ has conquered sin and death, and ultimately conquered evil. Read more:
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/6/2020

    04/06/2020 7:58:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Late Breaking News from Australia where its Tuesday. The child sex abuse convictions of Australia's Cardinal George Pell have been overturned.... Lack of agreement on preliminary targets to cut oil production holding up the OPEC+ nations from starting their talks... But other talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia are moving forward.... In Iraq early this morning rockets struck a facility connected with foreign oil firms operating in Iraq including the American Haliburton... There's a report that an American military officer has been killed in an ambush in northeastern Syria.... Easter is coming this Sunday and in Idaho Ammon Bundy and...
  • Despite OK from [Florida Governor] DeSantis, Miami Archbishop Says There Will Be No Easter Masses

    04/02/2020 6:02:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/1/20 | Devoun Cetoute
    The Archbishop of Miami on Wednesday strongly told his priests not to conduct any drive-by confessions, no palm pickups in front of church for Palm Sunday and no in-person Masses on Easter Sunday. “It is not prudent for parishes to plan any activity that would encourage people to leave their homes,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski wrote in a statement he delivered to his priests Wednesday morning. “Therefore, parishes are not to offer ‘drive-through’ palms, confessions or Holy Communion or any similar type of activity.” He said the activities would be curtailed over the next two weeks, including through Holy Week, which...
  • Pope Francis: If You Can’t Get to Confession, You Can Confess Directly to God

    03/25/2020 12:54:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 402 replies
    Quarantine guidelines are forcing every institution to rethink its praxis, and that holds extra true for the mother of all institutions: the Catholic Church. On Friday, Pope Francis addressed the faithful worldwide who can’t go to confession because of their community’s self-isolation rules and the fact that, in many cases, churches have shuttered to flatten the curve. The Pope encouraged Catholics not to worry, assuring them that they can “go to God directly.” “This is the right time, the opportune moment, said the Pope. “An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white like the snow.” Italy...
  • Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Nature ‘Throwing a Tantrum’

    03/23/2020 6:15:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Nature ‘Throwing a Tantrum’ ROME — Pope Francis told a Spanish journalist Sunday that nature never forgives and the coronavirus pandemic is nature’s cry for humans to take better care of creation. Asked by a Spanish journalist via Skype whether the COVID-19 pandemic is nature’s way of taking “revenge” on humanity, the pontiff suggested that nature is calling for attention.“There’s a saying, which you have heard: ‘God always forgives. We sometimes forgive. Nature never forgives,’” the pope said. “Fires, earthquakes … nature is throwing a tantrum so that we will take care of her.”