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  • CFN Media 15: Ecclesiastical Vandalism - The Cupich Appointment - special edition [VIDEO]

    07/14/2016 1:47:56 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 July 2016 | John Vennari
  • Francis is the Pope Until the Pope Says He’s Not

    06/25/2016 2:13:49 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 34 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 23 June 2016 | Hillary White
    Our friend Ann Barnhardt has sent up a flare this week, declaring, like Italian journalist Antonio Socci, her belief that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not Pope Francis, that his election was invalid and he is an antipope, mainly because Pope Benedict XVI is still lawfully the pope. She has presented as her evidence Bergoglio’s “heresies, blasphemies and antichristological actions,” as well as a canonical detail that, she correctly points out, no one is yet talking about. She has asked for responses. Now, no one will accuse me of being a Francis apologist, but I cannot really completely agree with Ann’s...
  • Francis: “Great Majority” of Marriages today are Invalid

    06/17/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by SGNA · 23 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | June 17, 2016
    Chaos Frank opened his trap again... Francis: “Great Majority” of Marriages today are Invalid because People don’t realize it’s indissoluble — but “Fidelity” in Cohabitation = Real Marriage! [UPDATE 17-JUN-2016 18:01 UTC: Vatican edits official transcript, changes Francis’ actual words “a great majority of” into “part of”. In either case, however, the fundamental problem remains: Francis believes sacramental marriages are invalid if people do not know or understand that marriage is permanent for life — how many such cases there actually are, is insignificant; the point is that Francis admits the principle! And he furthermore believes that fornication with only...
  • Hidden Hand Behind Francis' Intemperate Speech

    05/26/2016 5:39:09 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 05/26/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Personal chastity habits of sexual-freedom endorsing clerics are covered under privacy rights, but does anyone in their right mind imagine there's no relation to how they confidentially live their personal lives? The St. Gallen self-avowed "mafia" isn't disturbed when Pope Francis temporarily feints right to make traditional-conservative remarks about authentic Catholic Church teaching. Because their goal has already been met: Destabilization of Papal authority. Future Pontiffs' solemn declarations will have minimal public importance because Francis' verbal intemperance has met the goal of delegitimizing the office itself. Anticipate especially the Truffle Kardinals of the German Bishops' Conference working behind the scenes...
  • Bicycling in the Sanctuary --- The "Model" of the "Merciful" Bishops

    05/01/2016 11:57:50 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 4/29/16 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) The new Archbishop of Palermo, recently appointed by Pope Francis, Msgr. Corrado Lorefice, swung himself in a bicycle and drove through the presbyterium of his Cathedral. "Sometimes I ask myself whether certain prelates do not invent these surprises from a mere desire to see if they come into the media and land especially on certain blogs, for example, ours ..." according to the traditional website Messa in Latino. News and pictures were published by the official website of the Archdiocese of Palermo with the following text: "Palermo. Primatiale Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption, Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Feast of...
  • Amoris Laetitia: A seminal moment is at hand

    04/28/2016 12:33:17 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | 4/28/16 | Louie Verrecchio
    National Catholic Distorter is reporting that the dissident theologian Hans Küng has publicly confirmed receipt of a letter from Pope Francis responding to his request “to give room to a free, unprejudiced and open-ended discussion on the problem of infallibility.” According to Küng, the pope gave him (and thus every other like-minded malcontent subversive in Catholic clothing) the green light to have at it. Given that Francis’ letter “set no restrictions,” according to Küng, “he has thus responded to my request to give room to a free discussion on the dogma of infallibility.” Notice the language that is used: Küng...
  • It's All Francis' Fault

    03/09/2016 6:47:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Free[ | 3/9/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Rorate Caeli postultes "Coincidence or Real Francis Effect? The Collapse of Vocations in Buenos Aires and All Argentina". A collapse of ordained ministerial, priestly vocations in Argentina, because Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio was head of the Argentinian Bishop's Conference. Francis seems weak and ineffective. So glad to know that he was, in reality, so powerful. And so malevolent.Post hoc ergo propter hoc (Latin: "after this, therefore because of this") is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) that states "Since event Y followed event X, event Y must have been caused by event X." It is often shortened to simply...
  • Before the World Hated You, It hated ME

    02/17/2016 10:27:54 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Would you expect them to have something GOOD to say about him? Francis visits prisoners at Centro de Readaptacion Social (Cereso) in Ciudad Juarez. A prisoner in a jogging suit presents Francis with a four foot tall, fine carved and hand rubbed crucifix, Francis asks the brother "did you make this", Francis kisses the feet of the Corpus on the crucifix, looks into the eyes of the prisoner artist, shakes his hand, Francis doesn't seem to see any difference between his brother and himself. "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" Homosexuals. Unwed Mothers. Prisoners. Heretics....
  • Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

    02/10/2016 5:33:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    WND ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Pontiff's show of solidarity during visit to Mexico Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with open arms - and open borders - is now taking that stance to a new political level and planning a solidarity stand with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Market Watch reported Francis is due to arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit. And as part of that visit, he is planning to stand on the U.S. border, in Ciudad Juarez, and deliver a...
  • Fighting Over Feet [Michael Voris Video]

    01/25/2016 9:36:28 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 120330 | Michael Voris
    As we prepare for the remembrance of Our Blessed Lord's Passion and Death, there could hardly be a more insulting way to begin this, than with a major liturgical abuse. But unfortunately, such an abuse has become extremely common.
  • Jimmy Bacon on January Intentions Video

    01/16/2016 5:00:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    St. Corbian's Bear ^ | 1/09/15 | St. Corbian's Bear
    (Akin)Here are nine things to know and share about the Pope's new intentions video. 1. When you get down to it, the Pope merely asked for dialogue with other faiths; nothing new. 2. Certainly today, with so much sectarian violence, that has to be a good thing. 3. The imagery is not part of the Pope's intentions, so nobody should be excited about it. 4. For all we know, the Pope read a script that was spliced in post-production into a series of images he knew nothing about. 5. Nothing in the video is contrary to the New Evangelization, which...
  • When It Comes To Gay Unions, Bergoglio Doesn’t Say No

    01/15/2016 9:54:58 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Chiesa Espress Online ^ | 1/15/16 | Sandro Magister
    They are about to become law in Italy, but the pope is discouraging Catholics from raising the barricades. He did the same thing in Argentina. But there's a difference in his politics on immigration, poverty, Islamic radicalism ROME, January 15, 2016 -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio likes his crowds festive and prayerful, never politically aggressive. In Buenos Aires, in 2010, he sent back home the Catholics who had gathered in front of parliament for a prayer vigil against the imminent approval of homosexual marriage. He persuaded them to "avoid the impasse." Of course, in that law Bergoglio saw in action nothing...
  • Important - Lutherans/Vatican launch "Common Prayer" service extolling Luther and the Reformation

    01/14/2016 11:19:43 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 14, 2016 | Augustinus
    This "liturgical order" is characterized by the dominance of Protestant material, and the one-sided praise for the Reformation while nothing at all is said about -- or taken from -- the distinctive elements of Catholic history, theology and heritage. The Reformation and Martin Luther are repeatedly extolled, while the Counter-Reformation and the Popes and Saints of the 16th century are passed over in total silence.
  • Vatican Aligning Itself With Socialists For Population Control And Governmental Tyranny

    12/22/2015 10:08:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | December 22, 2015 | restore DC Catholicism
    About six months ago, I mentioned how Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) paved the way for socialists to influence Laudato Si. My remarks concerning Archer were rather perfunctory. Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute has released a piece in which he delves into Archer's past career, revealing her own Marxist mindset. He also exposes the same in several other members of the PASS. How is it that all these people, who espouse and promote ideologies at odds with Church teaching, were granted admittance to positions of influence? Remember the plane interview that the pope gave...
  • The Most Dangerous Man in the World

    12/22/2015 9:35:29 AM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    St Corbian's Bear ^ | December 21, 2015 | St Corbian's Bear
    The Elderly Gentleman From Argentina The Bear used to understand what the Catholic Church taught, and what he was required to believe, do and avoid as a Catholic. Now he is told this is "fundamentalism." The Bear will speak about Jorge Bergoglio. Using his name is not to show the Pope a lack of respect, or still less a rejection of his office, but to acknowledge that the human personality of an elderly gentleman from Argentina has swallowed up the institution of the papacy. We bounce from personal enthusiasm to pet peeve, seemingly at random, loosely linked by a collection...
  • Scalfari and Bergoglio: Close collaborators united in a common cause

    11/04/2015 5:04:13 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 11/2/15 | Louie Verrecchio
    Rorate Caeli has provided an English translation of excerpts from yet another interview of Pope Francis conducted by Eugenio Scalfari, the atheist publisher of the Italian daily, La Repubblica... ...Do the math, my friends; it all adds up to one thing… The atheist Eugenio Scalfari has never been anything other than a close collaborator to Pope Francis, and a loyal servant to his cause. As such, we do well to take this latest interview for what it truly is; a sure sign of things to come: A papal decree that makes of the so-called “internal forum” a license for inviting...
  • Stunning Adminssion:Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PB

    09/25/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/25/15 | Tantumblogo
    "STUNNING ADMISSION: Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PBXVI" Pride goeth before the fall. The modernists are apparently feeling very powerful and secure, because they are starting to open their mouths and crow about both their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI, dropping hints they played a role in his abdication, as well as quite possibly illicitly organizing to elect Pope Francis. Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to...
  • Getting It Wrong about the Death Penalty

    03/21/2015 1:06:05 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 24 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 150320 | Steve Scojec
    This is why I use the word “attempted” in describing the pope’s desire to eradicate capital punishment: because he lacks the authority to make such a change. Shocking, I know, but I said it before and I’ll repeat it again: the teaching on this matter is settled. In order to advance this position, Pope Francis would have to declare several of his predecessors as well as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas More (who prosecuted heretics in an England where that was a capital offense), a papal decree, an apostolic constitution, and also St. Paul’s own divinely-inspired writing in...
  • Bergoglio’s List: An Unexpected Discovery

    01/30/2015 4:05:21 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 30, 2015 | K. V. Turley
    The story of the Pope’s actions during Argentina’s Dirty War is as riveting as it is inspiring. Pope Francis is pictured in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a undated file photo. (CNS photo/courtesy of Maria Elena Bergoglio via Reuters) There is so much being written and said about Pope Francis that one is left trying to separate what is real from the hyperbole, the accurate from what is manipulated. It appears the more that is published, the more the man himself becomes an enigma. Nevertheless, a new book from St. Benedict Press, titled Bergoglio’s List: How a Young Francis Defied a...
  • 2015: A Call To Action

    01/01/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 1 Jan 2015 | Mundabor
    If 2014 was, in Church matters, rather akin to 1914, 2015 might well end up resembling 1915 if Francis decides to go for the all-out confrontation in matters of, ahem, pastoral sacrilege. An hypothesis, this, which I consider not very probable, but certainly possible. There isn’t much we humble pewsitters can do individually to counter this. Collectively, though, we are the ones who will shape the image, and therefore to a good extent the effectiveness, of this diabolical papacy. You would not be led in moral matters by a child, or by a lunatic, or even by an old crank....
  • Libero Quotidiano: "Islam: When Bergoglio attacked Ratzinger"

    08/23/2014 8:39:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    rorate caeli ^ | 8/22/2014 | Fausto Carioti
    A story which happened in Buenos Aires eight years ago helps us to understand the position adopted by Pope Francis regarding the ISIS, the “Islamic State” which has embarked on a merciless hunt against Christians. Avoiding, as always, naming Islam and fanatic Muslims, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, invited “stopping the unjust aggressors” without “any bombing” or “starting a war”. A choice which does not seem to leave escape for the victims and for this judged sterile by many: believers (including Antonio Socci from these columns) and non-believers (the case of Massimo Cacciari). In reality this intervention is perfectly in line with...
  • The Secret Pope Francis Haters

    03/11/2014 11:47:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | 3/11/14 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    On the one year anniversary of the pope’s election, Francis is the darling of the globe—but he does have his critics from liberals and reformers to hard-core Catholics.
  • US 'spied on future Pope Francis during Vatican conclave'

    10/30/2013 8:11:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 30, 2013 | Nick Squires
    The National Security Agency spied on the future Pope Francis before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI, it was claimed on Wednesday. The American spy agency monitored telephone calls made to and from the residence in Rome where the then Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio stayed during the conclave, the secret election at which cardinals chose him as pontiff on March 13. The claims were made by Panorama, an Italian weekly news magazine, which said that the NSA monitored the telephone calls of many bishops and cardinals at the Vatican in the...
  • Pope's first six months reveal a 'rich, complex' personality

    09/15/2013 5:27:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    cna ^ | September 13, 2013 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 13, 2013 / 02:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Six months into his pontificate, Pope Francis' distinct style is beginning to take a more defined shape and is viewed by some as having a strong emphasis on the Church's maternal, merciful nature. “I think he has a very conscious desire to show the motherly, merciful aspect of the Church which in one hand is tremendously real...and in the other hand, sometimes has been forgotten,” Latin American analyst Alejandro Bermudez reflected. “I think that could...
  • Pope Francis and the Liturgy (hope for the "Reform of the Reform")

    05/11/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 05/11/2013 | ALEJANDRO BERMUDEZ
    No genius is needed to figure out that Pope Francis is not a liturgist the way Pope Benedict was. But the fear that Francis’ papacy may mark the “end of the reform of the reform” of the liturgical changes that were introduced after the Second Vatican Council is, frankly, unfounded. [snip] ... Buenos Aires is probably the Latin-American city with the largest number of Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form....[Yet Bergoglio] was concentrating on a far more daunting task: making sure that all of the faithful in his archdiocese had access to a decent Mass. In Latin America, beside...
  • Francis' Friar – O'Malley, The "Super-Cardinal"

    04/14/2013 2:08:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | April 14, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    To repeat a line once said of Seán O'Malley among his Capuchin confreres, "The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone." So the more recent story goes, in the days after Pope Francis' election, the cardinal-archbishop of Boston dispatched his priest secretary to the Domus with a note for the new pontiff, ordering the aide "to give this letter to someone who will put it into the Pope’s hands." As it turned out, Fr Jonathan Gaspar didn't just end up delivering the message – he was received by the Pope. While we don't know the contents, they were clearly...
  • Pope Francis: a man of joy and humility, or harsh and unbending? (baffled Guardian UK asks)

    03/27/2013 7:20:03 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 15 March 2013 | Sam Jones, Uki Goni and Jonathan Watts
    [big snip] Many Jesuits have been lukewarm at best ...the distrust stems from Francis's six years as Jesuit provincial of Argentina ...He was fiercely opposed to liberation theology. "As a provincial, he was extremely strict and fairly conservative, which goes against the grain of the society," said [historian Michael] Walsh. Fr. Jose Maria Sang, who recalls his former mentor as an earnest, well-prepared teacher with a strong spiritual orientation, also believes that those seeking to pigeonhole the new pope as conservative or progressive are missing the point. "These terms are political, not religious," he said. "It is better to look...
  • Pope Francis Often Quiet on Sex Abuse Cases as Archbishop (Hurlingham, Argentina)

    03/19/2013 10:19:00 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday March 18, 2013, 10:43 PM | NICK MIROFF
    HURLINGHAM, Argentina — Father Julio Cesar Grassi was a celebrity in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The young, dynamic, media-savvy priest networked with wealthy Argentines to fund an array of schools, orphanages and job training programs for poor and abandoned youths, winning praise from Argentine politicians and his superior, Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Grassi called his foundation Felices los Nińos, "Happy Children." Today, Grassi is a convicted sex offender who remains free on a conditional release after being sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2009 for molesting a prepubescent boy in his care. Yet in the years after Grassi's...
  • The Pope's chalice: silver-made, austere and featuring Our Lady of Luján

    03/16/2013 3:32:16 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Pablo Jiménez
    Sitting in his workshop in San Telmo, pencil in hand, goldsmith Juan Carlos Pallarols drafts one of his most meaningful works of art: a chalice that will be delivered to “Pope Jorge” on behalf of all Argentines. Pallarols knows that this is not just another piece amongst his many other works that have earned him the reputation of being one of the best goldsmiths in the world. This is special. “It’s a particular gift, it’s for a friend, for a good man, but this is not just a gift coming from me. It comes from the Argentine population,” he said,...
  • Homosexuals See Advances on Catholic College Campuses

    03/16/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    Catholic Education Daily - The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | March 12, 2013, at 10:55 AM | Tim Drake
    Dan Meyer, writing (Warning: link contains offensive images) for Boston’s homosexual publication the Edge, reports that the homosexual community is making gains on Catholic college campuses. As examples, he cites changes to the student handbook, providing protection for people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, at San Antonio’s Our Lady of the Lake University, as well as examples from Boston College, The Catholic University of America, and Fordham University. An increasing number of Catholic colleges and universities have seen the addition of student-run homosexual advocacy and support groups and resource centers. “The Jesuits, who have been historically regarded as...
  • Bergoglio Tested By Argentine Leaders

    03/15/2013 9:48:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Silvina Frydlewsky And Anthony Faiola
    BUENOS AIRES — While Jorge Mario Bergoglio served a higher authority as a Catholic shepherd in this cosmopolitan capital, he was also tested by more earthly powers: Argentine governments. With the historic rise of an Argentine to the throne of St. Peter, this nation has erupted in celebration and debate, with one of its own becoming the first Latin American pope. The story of his relationship with his home government, some here say, underscores his willingness to butt heads with secular leaders whose politics conflict with the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Bergoglio (Francis) tested by Argentine Leaders

    03/15/2013 9:16:36 AM PDT · by SMCC1
    Washington Post ^ | 3-14-13 | By Silvina Frydlewsky and Anthony Faiola
    While Jorge Mario Bergoglio served a higher authority as a Catholic shepherd in this cosmopolitan capital, he was also tested by more earthly powers: Argentine governments.
  • "The Church universal needs Anglicans" - Pope Francis

    03/15/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | March 14, 2013 12:01 AM | ACNS staff
    The new Pope has reportedly said the Church universal needs Anglicans and that the Ordinariate is "quite unnecessary". In a note released after the election of the first ever pontiff from Latin America, the Anglican Bishop of Argentina and former Primate of the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone, the Rt Revd Greg Venables said Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was "an inspired choice". "Many are asking me what is really like. He is much more of a Christian, Christ centered and Spirit filled, than a mere churchman. He believes the Bible as it is written. "I have been with him on...
  • Cdl. Bergoglio's Lenten Letter, 2013

    03/14/2013 9:02:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | March 22, 2008 | Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
    More from H.E. Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, SJ down in Buenos Aires. (You'll note that in spectacularly Jesuit fashion, Cdl. Bergoglio is brief and VERY to the point.)
  • UPDATE: Rorate Caeli’s diatribe against Pope Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    03/14/2013 8:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Holy Souls Hermitage ^ | March 13, 2013 | Father George David Byers, S.S.L., S.T.D.
    Rorate Caeli put up a diatribe against Pope Francis.After their informant rants like all the fires of hell against the anointed of the Lord with all sorts of innuendos (and one should be careful about that), the ultimate statement to which everything culminates in all ferocious spittle-flecked fury is this: “He has no manners to honor the Pontifical Throne.” Really? That’s like me! I would be such a donkey, braying badly. Shucks.It’s almost as if to say, it seems: “Damned be the Holy Spirit, who has no power to work on anyone, ever, and so we are in bitter despair!”One...
  • "Lowly, And Yet Chosen," Enter Pope Francis (some phenomenal firsts with this election)

    03/13/2013 3:50:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | March 13, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    Church, say hello to the new Boss. For the cardinal-electors to have gone out of Europe for the first time in over a millennium, to have gone to a Jesuit for the first time ever, and to have gone to the runner-up at the last Conclave in all of five ballots – with more than half the electorate changed over since last time – is not merely decisive.... Indeed, it's epic.  And make no mistake about it – this is a mandate. To no small degree, having come close to facing the "guillotine" last time, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has...
  • 10 Facts about Pope Francis

    03/13/2013 3:42:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 78 replies
    Canterbury Tales ^ | March 13, 2013 | DR. TAYLOR MARSHALL
    10 Facts about our new Holy Father Pope Francis. Major curveball. Who saw this coming? Here are 10 quick facts about Pope Francis (Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio): Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. He's a Jesuit. The first Jesuit Pope ever.Pope Francis is known for his humility, doctrinal conservatism, defender of the Church's moral theology, and a commitment to social justice.He has been critical of liberation theology.He is close to Comunione e Liberazione.He has opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex...
  • As Cardinal, Pope Francis condemned abortion even in rape cases

    03/13/2013 2:12:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life site news ^ | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN CITY, March 13, 2013 ( – While Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was Archbishop of Buenos Aires he defended the life of the unborn even in cases of rape, in very stark terms. In a 2007 speech given to a gathering of priests and laity on October 2nd, then-Cardinal Bergoglio issued a defense of life even in cases of rape saying: "we aren’t in agreement with the death penalty," but "in Argentina we have the death penalty. A child conceived by the rape of a mentally ill or retarded woman can be condemned to death." Moreover, on behalf of the bishops...
  • Profile: New pope, Jesuit Bergoglio, was runner-up in 2005 conclave

    03/13/2013 2:05:43 PM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3/3/2013 | John Allen Jr.
    Rome -- In the days leading up to the conclave, John Allen offered a profile each day of one of the most frequently touted papabili, or men who could be pope. On March 3, he profiled Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elected March 13 to be Pope Francis. Here is the profile Allen wrote: While there are still no tracking polls to establish who's got legs as a papal candidate, the 2013 conclave at least has one objective measure not available in 2005: past performance. Many of the cardinals seen as candidates now were also on offer the last...
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected pope, takes Francis as name

    03/13/2013 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Times of India ^ | 13 Mar 2013 | AP
    <p>Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.</p> <p>A stunned-looking Bergoglio shyly waved to the crowd of tens of thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter's Square, marveling that the cardinals had had to look to "the end of the earth" to find a bishop of Rome.</p>
  • Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile

    03/13/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/13/13 | Francis X Rocca
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has had a growing reputation as a very spiritual man with a talent for pastoral leadership serving in a region with the largest number of the world’s Catholics. Since 1998, he has been archbishop of Buenos Aires, where his style is low-key and close to the people. He rides the bus, visits the poor, lives in a simple apartment and cooks his own meals. To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as “Father Jorge.” He also has created new parishes, restructured the administrative offices, led pro-life initiatives and started new pastoral programs, such as...
  • New Pope Francis called homosexual ‘marriage’ a ‘machination of the Father of Lies’

    03/13/2013 1:20:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies ^ | 03/13/2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is known to LifeSiteNews readers as a valiant defender of life and family. In terms of homosexual ‘marriage’, Cardinal Bergoglio fought valiantly to have the law in Argentina continue to protect the traditional family. In July 2009, he called on the priests of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires to bring the faithful to an upcoming protest against homosexual "marriage." "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God," wrote Cardinal Bergoglio in a letter sent to the monasteries of Buenos Aires....
  • Argentina cardinal named pope

    03/13/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT · by edcoil · 22 replies
    drudge | 3-12-2013 | edcoil
    Drudge says Argentina gets pope
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis

    03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 365 replies
    BACKGROUND: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ (born December 17, 1936) is the current pope of the Roman Catholic Church, elected on March 13, 2013, and taking the regnal name of Francis I. Prior to his election, he served as an Argentine cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He was elevated to Pope in March 2013. Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa...
  • Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope after two days of conclave

    03/13/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 13, 2013 | Paul Owen
  • Argentine Cardinal Accused in Kidnappings~~"Old Slander" is his response.

    04/16/2005 9:26:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 612+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 16, 2005 at 9:11:39 PDT | JORGE COVARRUBIAS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Just days before Roman Catholic cardinals select a new pope, a human rights lawyer filed a criminal complaint against an Argentine mentioned as a possible contender, accusing him of involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two priests. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's spokesman on Saturday called the allegation "old slander." The complaint filed in a Buenos Aires court Friday by human rights lawyer Marcelo Parrilli accused Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, of involvement in the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests by the military dictatorship, according to the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin. The complaint does not specify Bergoglio's...
  • Potential Successors to Pope John Paul II

    04/03/2005 9:26:09 PM PDT · by iceemonster · 39 replies · 4,242+ views
    NPR Online ^ | April 2, 2005 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty, April 2, 2005 · "Tip O'Neill was correct," says Father Tom Reese, editor in chief of America, the Catholic weekly magazine. "All politics is local... even in the Catholic Church." Reese suggests that instead of focusing on the possible papal candidates as a bookie would look at horses in the starting gate, try to think about the election from the point of view of the electors, the cardinals who cast the votes. "Each cardinal is thinking, how will this candidate go over in my diocese?" Reese says. "If you're from the Third World, you're concerned with people who are...
  • Lent in the Vatican: The Pope, the Curia, and the Conclave ( Who's On First )

    02/11/2005 2:17:29 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 12 replies · 647+ views
    www.chiesa ^ | 11 Feb 2005 | Sandro Magister
    <p>Sickness is not preventing John Paul II from fighting out his last battle. But in the meantime, maneuvers over his succession are underway.</p> <p>In short, two or three Italian candidates might enter the conclave and jockey for leadership, as happened between Giuseppe Siri and Giovanni Benelli in the memorable head-to-head of the second conclave of 1978, the one from which a new man, Wojtyla, finally emerged.</p>