Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $43,137
49%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 49%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: bergoglio

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • How to Think About Luther?

    07/12/2017 4:52:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 417 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 12, 2017 | James Kalb
    How to Think About Luther?James Kalb Traditionally, Catholics have viewed Luther as a heresiarch, and the Lutheran break from Rome as a religious and civilizational catastrophe. More recently, in line with current ecumenical and pastoral initiatives, that view has softened.The softening has been quite noticeable during the current pontificate. The pope recently took part in a joint liturgy with the Church of Sweden to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of Luther’s rebellion. He has also suggested informally that a Lutheran married to a Catholic might legitimately decide to receive communion from a Catholic priest, and that disputes between Catholics and...
  • IMPORTANT REPOST: The true enemies of the Church are bad Catholics [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2017 9:22:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caelic ^ | June 20, 2017 | New Catholic
    IMPORTANT REPOST: The true enemies of the Church are bad Catholics It is a well-known account. Sister Marie Bernarde (Bernadette) Soubirous is in the convent of the Sisters of Charity in Nevers, it is 1870, war is raging throughout northern France as the Prussian-led German armies march towards Paris. The first printed version of the account,* published while she was still living, is the following. A visitor came to Bernadette at that time and made her the following questions: - Did you receive, in the grotto of Lourdes, or after then, any revelations related to the future and fate of...
  • The Unholy Alliance Between George Soros and Pope Francis

    05/03/2017 5:58:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 3, 2017 | George Neumayr
    An excerpt from George Neumayr’s new book, “The Political Pope.” The election of a liberal Jesuit to the papacy thrilled Democrats in the United States, whose unholy alliance with the Catholic left goes back many decades. Barack Obama, one of the pope’s most prominent supporters, has long been a beneficiary of that alliance. The faculty at Jesuit Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., ranked as one of the top donors to his campaign. In a grim irony, Obama, whose presidency substantially eroded religious freedom in America, rose to power not in spite of the Catholic Church but because of it. The...
  • Pope Francis’s Communist Mentor

    05/01/2017 8:04:02 PM PDT · by drpix · 31 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 5/1/2017 | George Neumayr
    After Pope Francis early in his papacy decried capitalism as "trickle-down economics" — a polemical phrase coined by the left during the Reagan years that Francis frequently borrows — radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh commented, "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope." Talk show host Michael Savage called him "Lenin’s pope." Pope Francis took such comments as a compliment. "I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended," he told the Italian press. Pope Francis grew up in socialist Argentina, an experience that left a...
  • Vatican’s doctrinal chief: Church hasn’t changed teaching against...

    04/10/2017 4:20:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 10, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    The Catholic Church under Pope Francis has not changed her teaching on the immorality of cohabitation, adultery, divorce, or homosexuality, and she has certainly not opened the door for civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller in a new book-length interview published April 1.  Muller, the head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said in the 240-page book, titled The Cardinal Muller Report, that Catholics must not fear “confessing our faith." The book was dedicated to Pope Francis.  In the interview, conducted about a year ago but only made available in English this month,...
  • The Next Papal Conclave will Act Very Unexpectedly

    03/04/2017 6:08:17 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Freep | 3/4/2017 | CharlesOconnell
    How do the choices in various Papal conclaves square with the Holy Spirit's will, which is Love? Jesus Himself chose Peter. +/- 235 papacies later, we tend to get the quality of Pope inversely proportional to how much some corrupt power faction like the St. Gallen Mafia can rig the results after decades of planning. (Read School of Darkness by Bella Dodd who recruited 1,500 communists into the hierarchy to understand their thinking.) Bergoglio's drive to rig the curia is liable to backfire on him, as his own supporters futilely try to get him to resign before he shatters the...
  • Report: Some Cardinals Want Pope Francis to Resign, Fear Schism Worse Than The Reformation

    03/03/2017 3:46:36 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/2/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    According to a report in The London Times and best selling Catholic author and journalist Antonio Socci, about 12 cardinals who have supported Pope Francis since his election in March 2013 now fear that his controversial reforms may cause a schism in the Church, and so they hope to pressure the Pope to resign. "A large part of the cardinals who voted for him is very worried and the curia ... that organized his election and has accompanied him thus far, without ever disassociating itself from him, is cultivationg the idea of a moral suasion to convince him to retire,"...
  • Francis Enablers Throwing In The Towel? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/02/2017 12:36:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    The Deus Ex Machina Blog ^ | March 2, 2017 | S. Armaticus
    As my loyal reader are aware, I have been picking up signals (DATA POINTS) that suggest Francis’ bishopric of Rome is coming to an end for about a year now. In an earlier post, I cited a Life Site News post that suggested that the Francis enablers, i.e. The Gallen Mafia and Team Bergoglio, gave Francis a limited amount of time to “change” the post-conciliar church. Now an article appears in the London Times, via the EWTN British website with the following headline: Pro Pope Francis cardinals want him to resign to avoid schism, reports the Times of London The...
  • Pope Francis Exposed Quietly Letting Pedophile Priests Off With Little or No Punishment

    02/26/2017 7:51:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 2/25/2017 | Matt Agorist
    In 2014, Pope Francis admitted that “about two percent” or 1 in 50 Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. He then promised solutions to the history of the church essentially condoning the horrid practice. However, it appears that his solution is to sweep it under the rug. According to a report out of the AP, Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope’s own advisers question. One of the child molesting priests given clemency by the...
  • Why Bergoglio has been so affectionate with Chinese despots and Castro, but ferocious with Trump

    01/30/2017 9:16:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Libero via Rorate Caeli ^ | January 22, 2017 | Antonio Socci
    In his inaugural speech, Donald Trump made reference a number of times to God and the Bible (on which he was sworn in as President). Christian inspiration is emblematic of American popular tradition, and Trump – who usually touches on very concrete subjects in his speeches, such as the everyday lives of people – on this solemn occasion, chose to tune in with the deep religious sense of the American people. This is a political sign of opposition to the strongly secular ideology of the “liberal” establishment, which in recent years has ruled, and which - in that speech -...
  • [2013] The Horror! A Buenos Aires Journalist Describes Bergoglio

    01/29/2017 1:53:37 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 13, 2013 | New Catholic
    We have many friends around the world, including in the dear Argentine Republic. And we asked a cherished friend, Marcelo González, of Panorama Católico Internacional, who knows the Church of Argentina as well as the palm of his hand to send us a report on the new pope. Here it goes: The Horror! Of all the unthinkable candidates, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is perhaps the worst. Not because he openly professes doctrines against the faith and morals, but because, judging from his work as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, faith and morals seem to have been irrelevant to him. A sworn enemy...
  • Bergoglio Is ... Setting Up The Vatican [trunc]

    01/28/2017 6:40:32 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | Ann Barnhardt
    Bergoglio DESPISES God and His Holy Church. He hates it, and he wants it destroyed. What Bergoglio and the Soros-Freemasonic-NWO axis want is a “One World religion” that is FULLY under a “One World Government”. This is a big reason why Bergoglio so loves the Lutheran sect – Bergoglio wants a series of “state churches”, subsisting within and under regional governments – think “State Church of Norway”, “State Church of Denmark”, “State Church of Sweden”, etc.. This is also why Bergoglio is aggressively selling out the Catholic Church in China, and instead throwing open support to the Red Chinese State...
  • BREAKING: Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther

    01/17/2017 1:43:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 100 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    If you happen to receive a piece of mail from the Vatican this year, don’t be surprised to see the face of Martin Luther. The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed Tuesday to LifeSiteNews that Luther, who broke away from the Catholic Church in a schism 500 years ago, will be celebrated with a postage stamp in 2017. The office is in charge of the annual commission of stamps, coins, and other commemorative medals. The Vatican regularly issues such memorabilia for special events, including papal trips and holy years. Honoring Luther and...
  • The Vatican postage stamp to celebrate Luther

    01/17/2017 12:50:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    RS ^ | January 16, 2017 | jeannedare
    It happens up the magazine where Bolaffi (the oldest and the largest company in philatelic) announce the stamps to be issued this year. I see the page dedicated to the Statement of the Vatican City, where he announces a << >> issue that astonishes, as he wrote the piece extender: nothing less than a postage stamp of the Holy See that celebrates the five hundred years since the Reformation. Of course, the color image which is above the Vatican paper square is that of Martin Luther. Google translation.
  • Lepanto Institute Podcast s01 e06 [Boeselager and Vatican are lying.]

    01/08/2017 1:33:30 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 170106 | Michael Hichborn
    A campaign of lies and misdirection is being waged against Cardinal Burke and the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta. Be sure to listen to this week's podcast to understand what's REALLY going on.
  • WSJ: Pope Francis the “Standard-Bearer” of Liberalism

    12/26/2016 5:34:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 12/23/2016 | Staff
    A feature article in the Wall Street Journal points out what has been increasingly obvious for two years: That Pope Francis is not just the leader of the Catholic Church, but also the “improbable standard-bearer for many progressives around the world.” From the paper: With conservative and nationalist forces on the rise in many places and with figures such as U.S. President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande on their way out, many on the left—from socialists in Latin America to environmentalists in Europe—are looking to the 80-year-old pontiff for leadership. “Pope Francis really inspires a lot of people...
  • Inventor of Christianity?

    12/22/2016 4:11:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 22, 2016
    Inventor of Christianity? On December 17th, the anti-Catholic Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, to whom Pope Francis talks regularly, revealed in La Repubblica how Francis answered the question which saint he prefers. Francis said, “The first is obviously Paul. He is the one who constructed our religion.” Lutheran theses coincide with what happened in the first centuries: At the end of his article, Scalfari writes, "In the early centuries of Christianity, the sacraments were celebrated directly by the faithful and the priests only served.” Scalfari continues, “Francis agrees on these Lutheran theses that coincide with what happened in the first centuries."...
  • Now the pope*’s calling traditional priests effeminate? (* FALSE pope)

    12/16/2016 3:35:48 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 30 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 13, A.D. 2016 | Jan Bentz
    By now, Catholics are used to it: Pope Francis speaks plainly, openly, and sometimes … yes, indeed, rudely. But then there are times when you just ask yourself: What is he trying to achieve? The Jesuit on the Chair of Peter regularly keeps journalists on their toes when he steps onto an airplane, for they – anybody for that matter – wait in suspense for whatever is going to come out of the Pope’s mouth during the in-flight press conferences. Because the words of Pope Francis are often thoughtless and rash at best, or abrasive and rude at worst, he...
  • "Madmen and sycophants in the Vatican": A FOOTNOTE

    12/13/2016 6:57:20 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 12/13/16 | Fr John Hunwicke
    I wrote yesterday in criticism of the hypersuperueberpapalist nutters who, in their respective generations, have seemed to wish to assimilate the Roman Pontiff to one of the Persons of the Glorious and Undivided Trinity. Today, I wish very briefly to point out that this tendency, as well as being arguably blasphemous and idolatrous or at least heretical, is contrary to the Tradition of the Universal Church, and to that of the great and glorious Roman Church herself. At Chalcedon, the Fathers greeted the Tome of S Leo, not with cries of "Christ himself has spoken" or "This is the utterance...
  • Liberation Theology Triumphant as Work of John Paul II & Benedict XVI is Completely Wiped Out."

    09/10/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    rorate caeli ^ | 9/07/14 | Antonio Socci
    THE “D’ESCOTO CASE” AND THOSE WHO WANT TO WIPE OUT THE WORK DONE BY JOHN PAUL II AND BENEDICT XVI Antonio Socci Libero September 7, 2014 In the era of Bergoglio, the Vatican has practically rehabilitated Liberation Theology, which came into existence in the 1960s and has caused untold disasters, mainly in Latin America, by fostering the Church’s subordination to Marxist thought. Over the past months there have been startling occurrences, such as the “landing” of Gustavo Gutierrez (“the father” of Liberation Theology) in the Vatican itself. A year ago, “L'Osservatore Romano” published large extracts from one of his books...