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  • Pompeo Warns Pope on China Concordat

    09/21/2020 4:48:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 21, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pompeo Warns Pope on China Concordat Sino-Vatican deal compared to treaty with Third Reich WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Pope Francis that the Vatican risks endangering its moral authority if it renews its controversial secret deal with China. Persecuted Chinese Catholics feel betrayed by Pope Francis "No regime suppresses faith on a larger scale than the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)," Pompeo announced Sunday, after urging the Vatican to "stand with fellow Catholics and the people of Hong Kong" in a tweet Saturday. The Twitter outburst from Pompeo's government account follows his strongly-worded column published Friday...
  • Catholic Community Divided, Angry in Wake of La Crosse Priest's Video Denouncing Democrats

    09/21/2020 6:01:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Blue Mountain Eagle ^ | 9/20/10 | Olivia Herken
    Members of the Catholic community are speaking out about the divide and pain they’re feeling after a video of a La Crosse priest denouncing Democrats in the church went viral. The video, produced and published by a far-right media outlet, features Father James Altman of the St. James the Less church in La Crosse, condemning Democratic Party-supporting Catholics as imposters who are going to hell, and repeated common right-wing conspiracy theories about things like climate change and Planned Parenthood. Responses to the video have ranged from strongly supportive to condemnation, and have reached nationwide, and even globally, within the Catholic...
  • Pope Francis’ 'creation is groaning' letter: Biblically and Scientifically bankrupt

    09/11/2020 7:56:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2020 | Vijay Jayaraj
    In a letter marking the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis laments the destruction of nature.“Our constant demand for growth and an endless cycle of production and consumption are exhausting the natural world,” he says. “Forests are leached, topsoil erodes, fields fail, deserts advance, seas acidify and storms intensify. Creation is groaning!”But Francis thinks COVID-19 and the associated economic lockdowns are restoring nature: “Already we can see how the Earth can recover if we allow it to rest: the air becomes cleaner, the waters clearer, and animals have returned to many places from where they...
  • Homosexual Abuse Scandal and Cover-Up During Benedict’s Pontificate Shakes Vatican

    09/06/2020 8:14:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 83 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/5/20 | John-Henry Westen
    September 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In 2002, the Catholic Church was rocked by the widespread public revelation of sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy. While sexual abuse in all professions was nothing new, among clergy it brought a particular repugnance. But more than that, the new revelations highlighted the role of the bishops themselves in the crisis, as it made clear that they had allowed known sexually abusive priests to go without punishment and be transferred to other parishes or dioceses where they would sometimes even abuse again. Sixth months after the revelations first surfaced in the Boston Globe, the...
  • Cardinal: Pandemic May Have Accelerated Secularization of Europe by 10 Years

    09/06/2020 8:05:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    CNA Staff, Sep 4, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- A cardinal has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic may have accelerated the secularization of Europe by 10 years. In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano Sept. 2, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said he believed that the number of Catholics going to church would decrease as a result of COVID-19. Asked whether he thought the Church in Europe would emerge stronger or weaker from the pandemic, he said: “I think about my country: we will be reduced in number. Because all those who no longer came to Mass, because they came only for...
  • Jim Gaffigan - Hateful Twitter Attack i.e. on Lou Holtz and President Trump

    08/28/2020 12:11:57 PM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776 · 59 replies
    Jim Gaffigan is a comedian and was in the 2016 documentary "The Face of Mercy", produced by The Knights of Columbus and the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. I just read a number of Mr. Gaffigan Twitter rants from the last 24 hours and they are foul and hatefully, https://twitter.com/JimGaffigan/status/1299196054274011136. I responded to Mr. Gaffigan Tweets with the following: You were part of "The Face of Mercy" documentary (Knights of Columbus). Mercy is not present with your foul language. Diary of St Faustina "...I DEMAND from you deeds of mercy, ......show mercy to your neighbors always.....not...
  • Pope Francis’ New Encyclical to Praise Jihad Terror Supporter as Example of ‘Peace’ and ‘Fraternity’

    09/06/2020 7:39:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/06/2020 | Robert Spencer
    Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli tutti: sulla fraternità e l’amicizia sociale (“All Brothers: On Fraternity and Social Friendship”) will be issued on October 3, the Vatican confirmed Saturday. According to Church Militant, the encyclical is “a sequel to his controversial Abu Dhabi pact with Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb last year, and will cite Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas], Palestinian backer of terrorism, as an example of ‘peace’ and ‘fraternity.’” No, this is not the Babylon Bee; this is real. It gets even worse. According to Vatican News, “The theme of fraternity is also present in [the Pope’s] constant embrace of migrants,...
  • Trump Bans Federal Money From Funding Far-Left Anti-American ‘Critical Race Theory’

    09/04/2020 9:08:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | September 04, 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Trump administration announced late on Friday that it was cracking down on “critical race theory,” a far-left anti-American ideology that promotes racial division, from being taught in federal agencies and paid for by federal money. The memo released by Russell Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, called critical race theory “divisive” and “anti-American propaganda,” adding that the far-left ideology falsely promotes the notion that “there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.” The memo states: "These types of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Attacks Amazon Synod: "No Discernment," "Useless Bitterness"

    09/04/2020 12:06:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 4, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Attacks Amazon Synod: "No Discernment," "Useless Bitterness" There was a "rich" and "well-founded" discussion at the 2019 Amazon Synod but "no discernment“ about married priests, Francis wrote in notes published by his apologist Father Antonio Spadaro (LaCiviltaCattolica.it, September 4).Francis explains that he didn't endorse in Querida Amazonia (February 12) the Synod’s wish to abolish celibacy because "discernment" is "something different, than just arriving at a good consensus or at a relative majority."Nobody, including Francis, has a clue what the buzzword "discernment" means in this context. For Francis, Bishops‘ Synods should be opportunities for "prayerful reflection" and "spiritual...
  • Yes, Joe Biden Is a Catholic in Name Only. Lou Holtz was right. Biden accepts donations from Planned Parenthood to endorse abortion without restrictions from conception to birth and even after. He violates a basic tenet of Catholic doctrine and faith.

    09/04/2020 9:31:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | September 4, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    nd so is Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, and a bevy of other liberal Democrats who are “personally opposed’ to abortion” while giving lip service to a basic tenet of their alleged faith. To be sure you cannot judge what’s in someone’s heart and soul and you should not judge lest ye be also judged by the same standards. But it has also been said by someone with authority that by their fruits ye shall know and the fruits of the efforts of Joe Biden and others to preserve the “right” to an abortion and the funding of Planned Parenthood has...
  • Pelosi Targets Hyde Amendment

    09/02/2020 10:05:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 2, 2020 | Paul Murano
    Pelosi Targets Hyde Amendment Prioritizes abortion funding for 2021 WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Hyde Amendment will become history if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes good on her threats. The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that Pelosi, the highest-ranking anti-Catholic in Congress, told House Democrats she's planning to defund the Hyde Amendment in 2021. This would force taxpayers to fund U.S. abortions. The Times notes this is a change of direction for today's Democrats: The plan to oppose the restriction on government money reflects the dramatic and widespread reversal of opinion on the subject that Democrats have undergone in the last five years....
  • Gloom and Doom Francis: "We Are Running Out of Time"

    09/01/2020 10:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 1, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Gloom and Doom Francis: "We Are Running Out of Time" “Climate restoration” and combatting a “climate emergency” are for Francis of utmost importance, he writes in a September 1 message for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Francis is full of gloom and doom, “We are running out of time” and “Creation is groaning.” He wants to “listen to the land” to hear “the voice of creation,” “We need to do everything in our capacity to limit global average temperature rise under the threshold of 1.5°C enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement, for going beyond that...
  • Pope Applauds Initiatives Ahead of World Day of Prayer for Creation

    08/31/2020 6:18:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/31/20 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    ROME — Pope Francis encouraged global initiatives for the protection of the environment, especially in Mauritius after a devastating oil spill threatened the livelihood of the island nation’s inhabitants and wildlife. The pope specifically mentioned a concert that was held at the cathedral in the Mauritian capital of Port-Louis. According to French news agency AFP, the cathedral square was the gathering point Aug. 29 for one of the biggest demonstrations in Mauritius’ history; an estimated 75,000 protesters demanded answers from the government regarding the environmental disaster. In late July, a Japanese bulk carrier, MV Wakashio, ran aground on a coral...
  • Boston Catholic Priest Apologizes for ‘Pro-Choice’ Statements

    08/30/2020 6:12:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 8/28/20 | CNA
    A Boston priest has apologized for a social media post in which he described himself as “pro-choice” and endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. The post, made Sunday, received widespread media attention and prompted a statement from Cardinal Sean O’Malley. “Please accept my apology for the confusion and upset caused by the Facebook post concerning the presidential election and expectant women carrying their children to birth,” wrote Monsignor Paul Garrity, pastor of the Lexington Catholic Community parish, on Facebook the evening of August 27. In his original Aug. 23 Facebook post titled “I AM PRO-LIFE AND SUPPORT JOE BIDEN,” Msgr....
  • Opposition Against "Beatification" Of “Fidel Castro In Cassock”, the Prophet of Madness

    08/30/2020 12:52:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 30, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Opposition Against "Beatification" Of “Fidel Castro In Cassock”, the Prophet of Madness The Brazilian born Catholic writer Raymond de Souza sent a report about the sinister side of Archbishop Helder Camara (+1999) to the US Nuncio and to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Becciu.In 2015, the Vatican authorised the opening of a beatification process of the Anti-Catholic Brazilian prelate.De Souza writes that Camara started his public life as a party official and private secretary of the political activist Plinio Salgado (+1975) who led the Brazil fascist movement in the 1930s.Then, Camara morphed into...
  • The Vatican Goes to Bat for Biden

    08/30/2020 7:49:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 72 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 30, 2020 | George Neumayr
    The Vatican Goes to Bat for Biden FrancisChurch provides him with cover. In 2016, the Vatican was pulling for Hillary Clinton. Just days before the presidential election, Pope Francis renewed his criticism of politicians who speak about erecting “walls.” This led Slate and other publications to run such headlines as “It Sure Sounds Like Pope Francis Doesn’t Think Americans Should Vote for Trump.” Several Francis-friendly prelates ran interference for Hillary Clinton. San Jose’s bishop, Patrick McGrath, wrote a letter to his flock in which he said that Donald Trump’s complaint of a rigged system “borders on the seditious.” According to...
  • Pope Francis Must Make the Truth Clear and Apologize

    08/24/2020 4:56:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 24, 2020 | Jennifer Hartline
    Pope Francis Must Make the Truth Clear and Apologize Pope Francis has a long history of saying things that seem muddled. This causes confusion and frustration to a great many Catholics, myself included. I am no learned scholar or gifted theologian. I am an ordinary laywoman. But it is that qualification — woman — that prompts me to speak about the most recent headline involving the Holy Father: Pope Francis praises nun for opening ‘trans home’ for men claiming to be women, calls them ‘girls.’ The article at Life Site News explains: Sister Mónica Astorga Cremona, 53, known locally in...
  • Turkey’s appropriation of Chora church after Hagia Sophia shows Pope’s human fraternity document a massive failure

    08/24/2020 6:32:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Jihad ^ | August 24, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    Turkey’s appropriation of Chora church after Hagia Sophia shows Pope’s human fraternity document a massive failure Here is the full statement I sent to Church Militant:The “Document on Human Fraternity” that Pope Francis signed with the Sheikh of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, and is now aggressively pushing upon the Catholic Church, states that “the protection of places of worship – synagogues, churches and mosques – is a duty guaranteed by religions, human values, laws and international agreements.” The conversion of Hagia Sophia and now the Chora church to mosques demonstrates the signal failure of this document, which anyone could have predicted...
  • Pope Francis sides with Bill Gates and says Covid Vaccine must be 'Universal and for all People' Despite being made from Aborted Baby Parts

    08/23/2020 5:12:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    nteb ^ | 8/22/2020 | G. Grider
    It was only a matter of time, and now here it is. Pope Francis officially siding with the global elites like Bill Gates in calling for global COVID vaccinations, never mind that those vaccines will contain aborted baby parts. Never mind that those vaccines are the weapon of choice for the New World Order, and never mind that with those global COVID vaccines comes global digital identification. I guess all those high level meetings with Microsoft at the Vatican has resulted in partnerships on a variety of levels, eh? Me thinketh so. Month after month, we are watching the New...
  • Unrepentant scandal-ridden W.Va. bishop offers offensive non-apology

    08/22/2020 5:30:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture via LIfeSite News ^ | August 21, 2020 | Phil Lawler
    Unrepentant scandal-ridden W.Va. bishop offers offensive non-apology Bp. Michael Bransfield's 'apology' is of the sort that could have been delivered with a one-finger gesture. August 21, 2020 (CatholicCulture.org) — This morning I had planned to write about the disgraceful excuse for an “apology” proffered by a former bishop. But I see that Christopher Altieri, writing in the Catholic Herald has beaten me to the punch: Let’s be clear about two things: Bishop Michael J. Bransfield — improbably emeritus of the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston — did not apologize; nor did he get the “justice with a gesture of mercy” that his successor, Bishop...