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  • [Catholic Caucus] WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE, ...?

    04/09/2018 8:21:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT ^ | April 7, 2018 | Bishop Emeritus Rene Henry Gracida
    Recently many educated Catholic observers, including bishops and priests, have decried the confusion in doctrinal statements about faith or morals made from the Apostolic See at Rome and by the putative Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis.  Some devout, faithful and thoughtful Catholics have even suggested that he be set aside as a heretic, a dangerous purveyor of error, as recently mentioned in a number of reports. Claiming heresy on the part of a man who is a supposed Pope, charging material error in statements about faith or morals by a putative Roman Pontiff, suggests and presents an intervening prior question...
  • US 'eavesdropped on Vatican in run-up to conclave'

    10/30/2013 10:00:03 AM PDT · by onyx · 70 replies
    AFP ^ | October 30, 2013
    <p>Rome — US secret services allegedly eavesdropped on cardinals before the conclave in March to elect a new pope, Italian weekly magazine Panorama claimed Wednesday.</p> <p>"The National Security Agency wiretapped the pope," the magazine said, accusing the United States of listening in to telephone calls to and from the Vatican, including the accommodation housing cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he was elected Pope Francis.</p>
  • RNC Spring Meeting - Hollywood Florida (Video -of debate over proposed rules changes)

    04/22/2016 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies
    Youtube RNC ^ | April 21, 2016 | Les Grossman
    Coverage from the RNC Rules Committee, Hollywood Florida pre-convention advisement U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday made inroads with the Republican Party by sending envoys to meet with congressional supporters in Washington and party leaders in Florida. Ted Cruz, John Kasich and a representative of front-runner Trump all made an intense push on Wednesday to curry favor.
  • Tosatti: The election of Jorge Bergoglio by the Martini-led "Mafia"

    09/25/2015 2:09:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2015 | Marco Tosatti
    The election of Jorge Bergoglio was the fruit of secret meetings that cardinals and bishops, organized by Carlo Maria Martini, held for years at St. Gall in Switzerland. This is what is claimed by Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, the authors of a just published biography of the Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, who refer to the group of cardinals and bishops as the “Mafia-club”. Danneels, according to the authors, had worked for years in preparation for the election of Pope Francis, which happened in 2013. He himself, however, in a video recorded during the presentation of the book admits that...
  • Fear of fire Sparks' policies toward fire art aren't cool, say members of Controlled Burn

    08/01/2013 12:11:32 PM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies ^ | 08.01.13. | By Kyril (Ky) Plaskon
    They wear black. They're illuminated by city street lights. Their pupils shrink, focused on the mesmerizing flame at their fingertips. They do not speak, but suddenly crack fuel-covered burning whips, swing blazing canes and fire balls on chains. Tracers of firelight linger in the smoky air. Sparks fly and bounce on the asphalt. Orange-blue stripes of ignited fuel on the ground stroke their dancing feet. Among the battery of fuel cans, extinguishers and heat a member of the clan stands intensely watching and holding an outstretched blanket like an unmanned cape, ready to smother any flame that might catch hold....
  • Full text- Papacy-winning speech of Cardinal Bergoglio

    03/27/2013 1:50:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Cathcon ^ | March 27, 2013
    Hours before his election, Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis made ​​a strong criticism of the Church and urged his fellow cardinals to wake up and work with the Gospel in the geographical peripheries as well as the existential peripheries pain, sin and ignorance . Cardinal Jaime Ortega, archbishop of Havana, revealed the contents of a document containing the intervention delivered by his counterpart Jorge Bergoglio, before being elected Pontiff. Ortega released the text Bergoglio gave him in handwritten form of his presentation made before the conclave in which the cardinals then elected him Pope. Bergoglio was elected on 13/3 by...
  • Full text of speech with which Pope Francis won Papacy

    03/26/2013 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 17 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 27/3/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    Hours before his election, Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis made ​​a strong criticism of the Church and urged his colleagues to draw cardinals from reverie and work with the Gospel in the geographical peripheries of the world as well as with those in existential pain, sin and ignorance . Cardinal Jaime Ortega, archbishop of Havana, revealed the contents of a document containing the intervention delivered by his counterpart Jorge Bergoglio, before being elected Pontiff.
  • Joe Biden: U.S. nearly got power of the papacy

    03/20/2013 10:14:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-20-13 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday the U.S. “almost had a chance at power” of the papacy, asserting that Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley nearly got elected pope. “We almost made it big,” Mr. Biden said. “We almost had a chance at power. We came that close, that close.” ~snip~ The vice president also read the first line of a poem by his grandfather called “My Mother’s Land A-Ruin,” the first line of which went: “Oh how I hate the name of England …” Mr. Biden asked members of the media to consider his recitation humorous.
  • Letter #53: Protect (Homily of Pope Francis and a relevant passage from the Book of Revelation)

    03/19/2013 1:32:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Moynihan Letters ^ | March 19, 2013 | Robert Moynihan, PhD.
    March 19, 2013, Tuesday — ProtectPope Francis at his inauguration Mass. Today a new pontificate officially began.The essential message in the homily given by Pope Francis to open his pontificate draws on the work and image of St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, head of the Holy Family. And that message is to “protect.”This message is important at a time when the figure of the person who “protects,” be he a father, a mother, a priest, a scholar, a leader, is under attack — in a time when the “protection” is entrusted to others, or to none, when the “protectors” are...
  • CNN: "The Hope And Change Pope"

    03/19/2013 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    "He hasn't actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives, and he certainly is the hope and change pope, but he's at the head of a body, the Vatican, that's very resistant to change," said the CNN commentator. "I've read, for instance, that observers say that you don't change the Vatican, the Vatican changes you."
  • Pope Francis’ coat of arms and motto, explained (Benedict's pallium and a used ring)

    03/19/2013 1:09:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 18, 2013 | Catherine Harmon
    Today Pope Francis’ official coat of arms and papal motto were unveiled at a Vatican press conference. The coat of arms is almost identical to the one he used as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, except the wide-brimmed cardinal’s hat at the top of the shield has been replaced by a miter, and the papal keys have been added. From the Vatican Information Service, here are details about the symbols found on Francis’ coat of arms: The shield has a bright blue background, at the centre top of which is a yellow radiant sun with the IHS christogram on...
  • The Scandal of the Jewish Pope

    03/19/2013 12:24:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 18, 2013 | Michael Brown
    One of the first official acts of the newly installed Pope Francis was to reach out to the Jewish community of Rome, as his predecessor Pope Benedict had done, and he is being greeted warmly by many Jewish leaders worldwide. For most of the last 1,500 years, though, Catholic-Jewish relations have not been so warm. In fact, there was a time when the Catholic Church was rocked with a scandal: It was alleged that the Pope himself was Jewish. But that was almost 1,000 years ago, and the first order of business is to note how well received Pope Francis...
  • Full text: Pope Francis’ homily for his inaugural Mass

    03/19/2013 12:16:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 19, 2013 | Catherine Harmon
    Flags, including those of his homeland of Argentina, are held up by pilgrims as Pope Francis make his way through the crowd in St. Peter's Square before celebrating his inaugural Mass at the Vatican March 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Today, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Pope Francis celebrated the Mass inaugurating his Petrine ministry, receiving the papal pallium and the Fisherman’s Ring. Below is the full text of the Holy Father’s homily, translated by Vatican Radio: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on...
  • Pope Francis and Secularist Stereotypes

    03/19/2013 9:27:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 3/18/13 | Michael Coren
    Don't be surprised that the honeymoon lasted just a few hours.The Catholic Church looks neither right nor left but up. In other words, the Church is not a vehicle for conservatism or liberalism, capitalism or socialism, but a vehicle for Catholicism. Anyone who thinks and believes otherwise has surely misunderstood the teaching and purpose of the institution left us by Christ Jesus. I say this because within hours of Pope Francis taking to the balcony in Rome, commentators were trying to shape the man in their own image. It’s an outrageous, but inevitable, thing to do. Pope Francis the friend...
  • Majority of Members of Congress Attending Catholic Colleges Back Abortion

    03/19/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LN ^ | Matthew Archbold
    A majority of members of Congress who were educated at Catholic colleges and law schools are pro-abortion. That’s the finding of a new report from The Cardinal Newman Society. In all, 52 of 92 (56 percent) elected officials in the last Congress and current Congress that attended Catholic colleges, according to their congressional websites, have voted for pro-abortion rights and/or related funding. In the 112th session of the House of Representatives there were 65 congressmen and women who attended Catholic colleges or law schools. Out of those, 35 support abortion rights. Out of the 12 Catholic-educated congressmen in the incoming...
  • CNN Poll: American Catholics approve of new pope (.... but ....)

    03/19/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    politicalticker ^ | March 19, 2013
    Washington (CNN) – American Catholics are very enthusiastic about the choice of Pope Francis to head the Roman Catholic Church, according to a new national survey. But a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that you shouldn't expect them to pay any more attention to the new pope's teachings on issues like birth control than they paid to his predecessors."Pope Francis is starting off with a huge reservoir of goodwill in the U.S. Eighty-eight percent of American Catholics questioned in our survey approve of his selection as pope," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.By contrast, an ABC News/Washington Post poll in...
  • Pope begins ministry with biblical symbols, signs of universal ministry

    03/19/2013 2:31:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    cns ^ | March 19, 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope Francis waves from the popemobile as he greets people in St. Peter's Square before celebrating his inaugural Mass at the Vatican March 19. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Although attempts were made to simplify the ceremony, Pope Francis officially inaugurated his ministry as pope and bishop of Rome in a liturgy filled with biblical symbolism and signs of the universality of his mission. But before the solemn rites began March 19, Pope Francis -- known for choosing public transport over chauffeur-driven limousines -- took his first spin in the popemobile, blessing the...
  • Dominican Sisters first hear about Pope Francis

    03/19/2013 3:11:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Dominican Sisters of Mary While recording for an upcoming album with De Montfort Music, the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, received news that rocked the world. "White Smoke!" Spirit Juice Studios, filming for their EPK, was there to capture the excitement. Dominican Sisters of Mary
  • EXCLUSIVE EWTN Interview with Pope Francis -- "The Voice of the Pastor"

    03/19/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 3/19/2013
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  • Pope Francis: Protect the poor and the Earth

    03/19/2013 5:27:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer / The Associated Press ^ | March 19, 2013 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY - After a week marked by acts of simplicity and openness, Pope Francis finally let his words do the talking as he officially began his stewardship of the Catholic Church on Tuesday. "Please," he implored the tens of thousands, both poor and powerful, gathered outside St. Peter's Basilica. "Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment." --snip-- At one point, as he neared a group of people in wheelchairs, he signaled for the jeep to stop, hopped off and approached a disabled man held up...