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  • [Catholic Caucus] The People-Pleasing Vatican

    06/19/2024 8:04:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 14, 2024 | Msgr. Richard C. Antall
    [Catholic Caucus] The People-Pleasing VaticanSeeking celebrity acceptance sacrifices seriousness and credibility. It is sad when leadership in the Church shows star-struck, stage door behavior.One of the catch phrases you hear about and from people in recovery from addiction is the danger of “people pleasing.” It is the old concept from spiritual theology which used to be called “human respect.” The Stations of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori refer to that in one of the meditations, and I try to give a gloss on it during Lent when we pray the Way of the Cross. “Human respect” treated as a...
  • Archbishop Aguer: Pope Francis’ Vatican has ‘adopted the ideology of the French Revolution’

    05/24/2024 4:33:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2024 | Archbishop Héctor Agüer
    Archbishop Aguer: Pope Francis’ Vatican has ‘adopted the ideology of the French Revolution’he Holy See – to the envy of universal Freemasonry – has adopted the ideology of the French Revolution: 'Liberté, egalité, fraternité.' Where has it filed away Jesus’ command to Peter and the Eleven to make all peoples His disciples?“Pope summons 30 Nobel Prize winners to reflect on fraternity,” reads a La Prensa headline of a story from the outlet EFE. It refers to the recent “World Meeting on Human Fraternity,” whose theme was “Be Human.” The objective was “to elaborate a new worldwide Pact of Fraternity and...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Pope Francis gives prisoners silent blessing ‘so everyone receives it from God in the way they believe’

    05/21/2024 3:33:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2024 | Raymond Wolfe
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Pope Francis gives prisoners silent blessing ‘so everyone receives it from God in the way they believe’‘All religions, all cultures, look at the one God in different ways,’ the pontiff told a group of prisoners in Verona from various religions.“God is one: our cultures have taught us to call him by one name, by another, and to find him in different ways, but he is the same father of all of us,” Pope Francis said. “He is one.” “And all religions, all cultures, look at the one God in different ways.”“Please do not forget, please pray for me...
  • Whoopi Goldberg gives Pope Francis 'Sister Act' paraphernalia in Vatican meeting

    10/16/2023 12:48:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2023 | Hanna Penreck
    Whoopi Goldberg gives Pope Francis 'Sister Act' paraphernalia in Vatican meetingGoldberg said the pope is a 'pope for all people, regardless of religion'"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg revealed on Monday that she visited with Pope Francis last week and brought him paraphernalia from her movie "Sister Act." Goldberg said he brought him some items from her movie, "Sister Act," and co-host Sunny Hostin said the pope actually requested them. "He is exactly what I hoped he would be, which is a pope for all people regardless of religion, which I really appreciated, and I wanted to thank him for all...
  • Pope encourages students from the Americas to build better world

    02/24/2022 7:22:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Vatican News ^ | February 24, 2022 | Staff Writer
    Pope encourages students from the Americas to build better worldOn Thursday evening Rome time, Pope Francis met with students from across the Americas for an online event and dialogue organized by Loyola University, in collaboration with the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.By Vatican News staff writerThe two-hour online meeting brought together Pope Francis with students from seven regional working groups of university and college students who engaged in a synodal process of preparation through mutual encounter, listening, and discernment. Representatives came from the USA/Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean/Central America, Brazil, and South America, and discussed a host of issues regarding migration...
  • Pope: migration is today’s social scandal

    12/29/2021 5:53:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Asia News ^ | December 29, 2021 | Asia News
    Pope: migration is today’s social scandalIn his address, the pontiff noted that, “Migration today is a reality to which we cannot close our eyes. It is a social scandal of humanity.” So many people “set out on” the “road to be free, [but] so many [. . .] end up on the street or in the sea”, becoming “victims of adverse circumstances: be they political, historical or personal circumstances.”
  • VATICAN PRO-ABORTS: Francis Owned by New World Order

    10/31/2021 2:06:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 28, 2021 | Michael J. Matt
    VATICAN PRO-ABORTS: Francis Owned by New World OrderIn this first episode of the new show, The Remnant Underground, Michael Matt discusses the ramifications of Pope Francis promoting population control guru, Jeffrey Sachs, as a permanent member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Aside from being militantly pro-contraception, Sachs is also co-author of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which promote abortion worldwide. So, here’s the question: How pro-life can Francis possibly be, when he has no problem partnering with pro-abort population controllers? Next up, Francis says the whole world must get vaccinated and the “peaceful protesters” who burned down...
  • Why would a pope do such a thing?

    10/27/2021 5:33:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | October 27, 2021 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Why would a pope do such a thing?I have a few busy days right now and also people in town, so my energies are divided.However, I bring to your attention the fact that, other day, with other religious leaders Francis signed a document about “safeguarding nature” in advance of some gassy climate confab in Scotland. Antonio Socci says that the 2350 word document has not a single reference to God or a creator or creation.I have to ask myself: Why would a Pope sign such a document?On the other hand, Francis also appointed Jeffrey Sachs to the Pontifical Academy of...
  • Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis will show abortion isn’t an important issue for the Vatican

    10/25/2021 6:47:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 25, 2021 | John Horvat II
    Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis will show abortion isn’t an important issue for the VaticanThis visit should break all illusions that there is hope for dialogue with liberal Catholics on this issue. Tragically, the visit of President Biden to the Holy Father will only serve to validate the indefensible pro-abortion positionJoe Biden and Pope FrancisMon Oct 25, 2021 - 4:37 pm EDTMon Oct 25, 2021 - 5:19 pm EDT (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has confirmed that President Biden will meet with Pope Francis when he travels to Europe for the G20 summit in Rome on Oct. 30–31. No details...
  • Pope Francis Asks Catholics to be ‘More Courageous’ in Tackling Crisis Exposed by COVID-19

    10/23/2021 2:22:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 76 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 22, 2021 | CNA Staff
    Pope Francis Asks Catholics to be ‘More Courageous’ in Tackling Crisis Exposed by COVID-19The Pope offered participants what he called three “road signs” as they walked “boldly along the road to hope.”VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged Catholics on Thursday to be “more courageous” in tackling the crisis exposed by COVID-19. In a message to participants in the 49th Social Week of Italian Catholics issued on Oct. 21, the pope underlined the importance of face-to-face meetings as the world struggles to emerge from the pandemic.“This is all the more necessary in the context of the crisis generated by COVID,...
  • This Morning: Francis Celebrates Regime-Compatible Inter-Religion

    10/04/2021 7:43:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 4, 2021 | Gloria TV
    This Morning: Francis Celebrates Regime-Compatible Inter-ReligionFrancis met in the morning of October 4 at the Vatican with the controversial Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew, the Anglican Primate Justin Welby, and other representatives of false religions, in anticipation of the November 12 UN Climate Change Conference.Even the pro-Francis IlSismografo noted that the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, was missing.Why? Because for several years Francis has been bowing to the Chinese ban that prevents the Dalai Lama’s presence at inter-religion summits.It’s true that Francis prefers climate religion to Catholicism, but even more important for him is opportunism.
  • Holy See Asks Missouri Governor to Halt Scheduled Execution

    10/03/2021 11:07:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 3, 2021 | Joe Bukuras
    Holy See Asks Missouri Governor to Halt Scheduled ExecutionVATICAN CITY — The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christopher Pierre, asked the governor of Missouri on Monday to spare the life of Ernest Johnson, a man sentenced with the death penalty for murdering three people in the 1990s. “In the Holy Father’s name,” Archbishop Pierre wrote to Governor Michael Parson, “I sincerely request the you halt the planned execution of the Mr. Johnson and grant him some appropriate form of clemency.” Archbishop Pierre wrote that the Holy Father’s request is not based on “the facts and circumstances of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] O Tempora! O Mores!

    07/02/2021 5:01:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 30, 2021 | Peter M.J. Stravinskas
    [Catholic Caucus] O Tempora! O Mores!In the present pontificate, we seem to be witnessing a re-Italianization of the Church, as well as the pushing aside of Latin.Just when you thought things couldn’t get any nuttier in the Vatican, they do. On June 28 (the vigil of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, of all days), Monsignor Franco Camaldo, secretary of the canons of St. Peter’s Basilica, informed the canons of a new policy enunciated by the new Archpriest of the Basilica, Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, namely, that henceforth liturgical celebrations would be conducted principally in Italian, rather than Latin.First, a...
  • Red Francis Spoke Out Against the ‘Mob’ in DC in His Homily Today – Only One Month Ago He Praised BLM and the George Floyd ‘Protests’

    01/10/2021 6:28:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 10, 2021 | Joe Hoft
    Red Francis Spoke Out Against the ‘Mob’ in DC in His Homily Today – Only One Month Ago He Praised BLM and the George Floyd ‘Protests’AP News reports that the Pope spoke out against violence in his homily this morning:During his traditional Sunday noon remarks at the Vatican, Francis noted that five persons had died when a mob stormed through the building where Congress was meeting on Jan. 6. That meeting was to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.“Violence is always self-destructive,” Francis said. He appealed to a “high sense of responsibility” by leaders to “calm souls” to prevent further...
  • Pope Francis calls on ‘everyone’ to take COVID vaccine: ‘it must be done’

    01/09/2021 4:12:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 63 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 9, 2021 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope Francis calls on ‘everyone’ to take COVID vaccine: ‘it must be done’The Pope said he himself would be taking the vaccine and that it is 'ethically' acceptable that everyone else take it as well.anuary 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview scheduled to air Sunday night with the Italian television station Canale 5, Pope Francis has opined that “everyone” must take the COVID-19 vaccine. “I believe that, ethically, everyone should take the vaccine,” he said, according to a transcript released in advance of the airing of the interview. The Pope added that he would be taking the vaccine himself...
  • The Mass Is Under Attack. Will Francis Speak?

    12/09/2020 8:42:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 9, 2020 | F. A. Grabowski
    The Mass Is Under Attack. Will Francis Speak?Many Catholics were probably surprised to see Pope Francis’s name appear on the op-ed page of The New York Times. (Then again, maybe not.) The article—which was actually an excerpt from his new book Let Us Dream—confirms what we already knew: the coronavirus pandemic has weighed heavily on the Holy Father’s mind.Like all crises, says Francis, this one has also had its good and bad actors. Among the good are healthcare workers whose selfless regard for others reminds us that lives should be measured not by their length, but rather by how they...
  • Francis’ New Book: Praises George Floyd Riots, Condemns COVID Protests

    12/05/2020 8:04:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 78 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 24, 2020 | Tess Mullins
    Francis’ New Book: Praises George Floyd Riots, Condemns COVID ProtestsIs there a single issue on which Francis comes down on the Catholic side anymore? If you want to be a conservative, a patriot, a traditionalist, a regular guy—just do the exact opposite of what this little, diminutive man does. (Yes, despite what you may have seen from the Vatican glamor shot photographer, Francis is actually just over 5’7”, which explains a lot.)So, when it came to handling COVID, what did the great big man do? Closed down the churches and immediately started talking about the desperate need for a new...
  • An Encyclical on Catholic Fraternity and Brotherhood -- Francis announces one, but Leo XIII wrote it in 1884

    09/05/2020 8:58:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 5, 2020 | New Catholic
    An Encyclical on Catholic Fraternity and Brotherhood -- Francis announces one, but Leo XIII wrote it in 1884 Vatican reporters announced today (Rorate had tweeted about a week ago) that the new Encyclical by Francis will be signed and published on October 3, 2020. He will be in Assisi that day, the eve of the Feast of St. Francis. The encyclical is to be titled "Fratelli tutti" (Brothers all, translated by the politically correct English translators in the Vatican news team as "Brothers and Sisters all"), and it will deal, "with fraternity and social friendship." Many years ago, it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] In preface to new book, Pope Francis supports govt’s COVID church shutdowns

    07/31/2020 8:41:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 31, 2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] In preface to new book, Pope Francis supports govt’s COVID church shutdowns The pontiff supported governments’ decision to ban Masses during the first months of the crisis while acknowledging that many Catholics had suffered a 'painful Eucharistic fast.' VATICAN CITY, July 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis has contributed a preface to a book of personal reflections by Cardinal Walter Kasper, among others, about the COVID-19 pandemic. The book, published in Italy by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, is entitled Communion and Hope: Witnessing Faith in the Times of Coronavirus in Italy. For the Spanish-speaking market, it is called “God...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Blasts Devout Shepherds

    06/27/2020 8:36:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 26, 2020 | William Mahoney
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Blasts Devout Shepherds Says offering sacraments is 'adolescent' Pope Francis is calling priests "adolescents" for offering the sacraments during pandemic-related lockdown. The pontiff commented from Sala Clementia of the Apostolic Palace on Saturday while addressing health care personnel from Italy's Lombardy region, hit particularly hard by the Wuhan virus.  Speaking of clerics trying to administer the sacraments during lockdown measures, Francis said, "This priestly creativity has scored some 'adolescent' expressions against the [lockdown] measures of authorities who have an obligation to safeguard people's health." He added that the majority of priests, however, have been "obedient and creative ......