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  • Bolivia Files Charges for Crimes Against Humanity Against Evo Morales at The Hague

    12/12/2019 5:56:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11, 2019 | Frances Martel
    Bolivia Files Charges for Crimes Against Humanity Against Evo Morales at The Hague The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague received a petition Tuesday to open a case against socialist former president of Bolivia Evo Morales and several of his senior cabinet members for “crimes against humanity” committed in the aftermath of his resignation in November. The government of Bolivia filed the charges citing evidence of a “campaign of terrorism” against the Bolivian people intended to ensure Morales returned to power. Morales resigned on November 10 willingly in the aftermath of the publication of an Organization of American States...
  • POPE BUSTED: Bishops Denounce Vatican's U.N. Allies

    12/08/2019 6:33:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 7, 2019 | Michael Matt
    POPE BUSTED: Bishops Denounce Vatican's U.N. Allies From the Editor’s Desk, Michael Matt takes a hard look at the big event nobody in the Vatican seems to want to talk about—the Nairobi Summit on the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo). This Bill and Melinda Gates/UN Population Fund affair was all about contraception, family planning, reproductive rights and…. the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Yes, that’s right—the very same goals Pope Francis and Jeff Sachs have been promoting inside the Vatican for years. So, why did the Vatican have to back away from their friends...
  • [Catholic Caucus]bSheen beatification delay an act of ‘sabotage,’ Peoria official writes

    12/08/2019 2:31:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 8, 2019 | Catholic News Agency
    [Catholic Caucus] Sheen beatification delay an act of ‘sabotage,’ Peoria official writes After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed, a longtime Peoria diocese official is accusing the Rochester diocese of repeatedly “sabotaging” Sheen’s sainthood cause.“Under the veneer of the Rochester diocese’s call for caution, more than an overwhelming majority of people would conclude that it is an unexplainable act of sabotage — a sabotage that simply hurts the faithful,” Monsignor James Kruse, an official in the Diocese of Peoria involved in advancing Sheen’s cause, wrote in...
  • The Fulton Sheen Fiasco

    12/08/2019 2:06:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 8, 2019 | George Neumayr
    The Fulton Sheen Fiasco Once again, FrancisChurch toys with the faithful Under this lax and political pontificate, almost everything in the Church looks arbitrary and slipshod, including canonizations, which Pope Francis has been using to remake the Church in his own liberal image. He quickly canonized Óscar Romero, whose cause stalled under previous pontificates, and two liberal popes not known for any exceptional sanctity, John XXIII and Paul VI. He canonized Pope John Paul II too, but that was a fait accompli. As much as Pope Francis might have liked to stop it, he couldn’t. (Observers noted his dourness...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic Visitation Against Bishop, One Month After He Rejected Altar Girls

    12/07/2019 3:53:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 7, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic Visitation Against Bishop, One Month After He Rejected Altar Girls Francis will slam San Luis Diocese, Argentina, with his "mercy."On December 5, San Luis Bishop Pedro Daniel Martínez, 63, was informed that Francis ordered an Apostolic Visitation to his diocese from December 10 to 13 (announcement below). It will be carried out by Maldonado-Punta del Este Bishop Milton Luis Tróccolli Cebedio, 55, Uruguay.In July 2014, as a Montevideo auxiliary bishop, Tróccolli was closely involved in the Apostolic Visitation in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, which ended with the removal of the excellent Bishop Rogelio Livieres in September 2014.Martínez...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: Amoris Laetitia is ‘the Magisterium of the Church’ on divorced and remarried

    12/07/2019 1:43:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 6, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: Amoris Laetitia is ‘the Magisterium of the Church’ on divorced and remarried BANGKOK, Thailand, December 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis told Jesuits in Thailand that how the Church should behave pastorally to Catholics who are “divorced and remarried” is found in chapter 8 of his controversial 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, a teaching that has been used by bishops around the world to allow Catholics living objectively in adultery to receive Holy Communion. The pope indicated that such teaching is the “Magisterium of the Church.” While meeting with a group of Southeastern Jesuits in Bangkok...
  • A Jesuit coup? Speculation rises of a Vatican takeover by the Pope’s own religious order

    12/02/2019 6:39:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 2, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    A Jesuit coup? Speculation rises of a Vatican takeover by the Pope’s own religious order ROME, December 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) —  Speculation has arisen lately about the status of the Society of Jesus, now that the highest office in the Church is held by a member of the Jesuits.  Historically, the Society has been the object of considerable suspicion from more traditional religious orders and from sections of the Catholic laity. Pope Paul IV, who served from 1555 to 1559, described the Society’s internal structure as a tyranny, and in a difficult and bad-tempered exchange with the second superior general of...
  • Why did Evo Morales find such favour at the Vatican?

    11/29/2019 2:00:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 28, 2019 | Fr Raymond de Souza
    Why did Evo Morales find such favour at the Vatican? Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after resigning as president, may not be missed in Bolivia but his absence will be felt at the Vatican. One of the most curious aspects of the first Latin American pontificate is that Morales enjoyed the status he did. He was the Holy Father’s favourite leader in the Americas. Which was passing strange, as he was a tyrant. Morales, the first indigenous president of Bolivia, took office in 2006. A leftist populist, he was part of the socialist/ communist rise in Latin America:...
  • [Barf Alert] The Pope: not using or possessing nuclear arms will be added to the Catechism

    11/26/2019 6:27:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Vatican News ^ | November 26, 2019 | Vatican News
    [Barf Alert] The Pope: not using or possessing nuclear arms will be added to the Catechism "The use of nuclear weapons is immoral, which is why it must be added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Not only their use, but also possessing them: because an accident or the madness of some government leader, one person’s madness can destroy humanity.”In addition to repeating this strong message pronounced at Hiroshima, Pope Francis responded to many questions posed to him by the journalists during the flight bringing them back to Rome from Japan.
  • Priests found guilty of sex abuse of Argentina deaf children in case ignored by Pope Francis

    Priests found guilty of sex abuse of Argentina deaf children in case ignored by Pope Francis WARNING: This article contains explicit and disturbing content. BUENOS AIRES, November 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Two Catholic priests and a lay worker were found guilty and sentenced on Monday of serial sexual abuse and rape of children at a school for the deaf, where victims’ denunciations had gone unheeded by church hierarchy, including Pope Francis. Rev. Nicola Corradi (83), Rev. Horacio Corbacho (59), and lay worker Armando Gomez (49) were silent as an Argentine court passed sentence for abusing at least 25 children...
  • Pope Compares Conservatives to Nazis

    11/16/2019 7:53:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 99 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 15, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Compares Conservatives to Nazis Francis condemns capitalism as criminal at Int'l Association of Penal Law meeting VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is attacking politicians who oppose the homosexual agenda as evidence of "Nazism," while launching his strongest attack yet on capitalism and repeating his call for the abolition of the death penalty. “It is no coincidence that in these times, emblems and actions typical of Nazism reappear, which, with its persecutions against Jews, gypsies and people of homosexual orientation, represents the negative model par excellence of a culture of waste and hatred,” he said in his address to the International Association of Penal...
  • Pope Francis proposes adding ‘ecological sin’ against ‘common home’ to catechism

    11/16/2019 6:32:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 121 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 15, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis proposes adding ‘ecological sin’ against ‘common home’ to catechism VATICAN CITY, November 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis said today that he is thinking about adding the “‘ecological sin’ against our common home” to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  "We have to introduce―we are thinking about it―to the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, the 'ecological sin' against our common home, because a duty is at stake," Pope Francis told his hearers. The Argentinian pontiff made the remark in a speech he gave today to the 20th World Congress of the International Association...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Papal Litmus Test

    11/13/2019 2:32:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 13, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Papal Litmus Test US bishops' fidelity to Pope Francis challenged The papal nuncio to the United States is imposing a papal litmus test on U.S. bishops. In his remarks at the bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore, Maryland Monday, Abp. Christophe Pierre claims the bishops' fidelity to Pope Francis will be measured by how well they implement his reforms. That mercy, as critics have noted, has manifested itself by reversing longstanding Church teaching and discipline, including offering Holy Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried, being more welcoming to the homosexual agenda such as that promoted by Fr. James Martin, promoting a globalist vision of the world, including open...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal pressured bishops to stay quiet on abuse case so as not to harm Pope’s image

    11/13/2019 1:54:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2019 | John-Henry Westen
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal pressured bishops to stay quiet on abuse case so as not to harm Pope’s image November 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Today is a very special episode of the John-Henry Westen Show. We have documents and testimony directly from two Bishops and a Cardinal admitting to refusing to issue a public statement supporting a clergy sexual abuse victim for fear of tarnishing the reputation of Pope Francis. Recent hearings at the UK government-established Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has elicited testimony from two bishops replete with incriminating evidence on Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of...
  • From Words to Deeds. The Six Points On Which the Post-Synodal Exhortation Is Already Written

    10/30/2019 1:54:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 30, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    From Words to Deeds. The Six Points On Which the Post-Synodal Exhortation Is Already Written With the synod for the Amazon filed away, the anticipation is now over what Pope Francis will decide, on the basis of the votes delivered to him in the final document.To judge by the improvised speech in Spanish that Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave in the synod hall at the end of the sessions, on the afternoon of Saturday October 26, his decisions will not take long. And in essence they are already written.To identify them it is enough to go over step by step this...
  • [Cath Cauc] Married Priests Barely Pass. Women Deacons Flunk. The Criticisms of a Synod Father

    10/27/2019 8:10:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 26, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Married Priests Barely Pass. Women Deacons Flunk. The Criticisms of a Synod Father The synod for the Amazon ended its work today, October 26, with a point-by-point vote on the concluding document. But this document has no normative effect whatsoever. It was simply handed over to Pope Francis so that he may decide what is to be done, and write it in a post-synodal exhortation expected in the early months of the coming year.Further below readers will find an anthology og the most controversial points of the document, with the respective votes for and against.But as a guide...
  • Catholic/Anglican Caucus] Prepare Your Hearts: Deaconesses Coming Up Sometime in the Near Future

    10/26/2019 4:25:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 26, 2019 | New Catholic
    [Catholic/Anglican Caucus] Ecclesia Amazonica - Prepare Your Hearts: Deaconesses Coming Up Sometime in the Near Future The Amazon Synod, indirectly bankrolled by the pro-abortion Ford Foundation via its main organizer (REPAM), ended today with an explosive decision, one that will shake the foundations of the Church even more than it did the Anglican Communion decades ago. In his final statement to the Synod, after the final document had been approved by the participants (the document should be available within the hour), Francis announced an explosive decision: he will recreate the commission for the study of the female diaconate, and he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Payback

    10/15/2019 10:30:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 15, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Payback Fall-out from the raid Secular media is confirming Church Militant's report last week that the recent Vatican raid centers on hundreds of millions of dollars misappropriated by the Secretariat of State. The alleged crime took place under Cdl. Angelo Becciu, a papal ally promoted to cardinal last year by Pope Francis. When Becciu worked as deputy Secretary of State, he authorized the purchase of this property on 60 Sloane Avenue in London for a price equalling more than $200 million. The problem? The money was taken from Peter's Pence, the pope's annual collection meant to be used towards the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Giani Was Fired for Having Executed Francis’ Orders

    10/15/2019 9:39:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 15, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Giani Was Fired for Having Executed Francis’ Orders Domenico Giani, the Vatican Gendarmery's ex-commander, is a victim of palace intrigues, Marco Tosatti writes (October 16).The October 1, raid Giani’s gendarmery performed at the top-secret economic section of the Secretary of State was only the opportunity to get rid of him.This section administers more money than the Vatican Bank. According to Tosatti, not even Francis has access to it.The raid was ordered by Francis who has a history of disavowing those who execute his orders, Tosatti writes.He lists Cardinal Pell whom Francis named a Secretary for the Economy in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Head of Police Steps Down After Memo Leak

    10/14/2019 10:59:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 14, 2019 | Christine Niles
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Head of Police Steps Down After Memo Leak Source: This was payback for the raid of the Secretariat of State VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Two weeks after a confidential Vatican memo was leaked to the press, the head of the Vatican's national police force has stepped down. The Holy See Press Office made the announcement Monday morning regarding Domenico Giani, commander of the Vatican's national police force: In order to assure the proper serenity of the ongoing investigation, coordinated by the Promoter of Justice and carried out by the Gendarmerie, since the perpetrator of the external circulation of the...