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  • Pope Francis admits he is just making most of his theology up as he goes

    06/15/2018 1:08:21 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies
    Streitbarer Zwinglianer ^ | 21 May 2018 | Zwinglius Redivivus
    In an honest, impromptu homily delivered Monday, Pope Francis admitted he is just making most of his theology up as he goes, ignoring thousands of years of official Church doctrine in favor of “whatever pops into my head at the time.”Where past Popes have been careful in their attempts to stay in line with official Catholic teaching, Pope Francis confessed he doesn’t really know much official doctrine, stating that he’s more of a “shoot from the hip kind of guy” when it comes to weighty topics of morality, salvation, God, and eternity.“People ask me questions, and I’m not always sure...
  • Pope Francis says praying that Korea summit leads to peace

    06/10/2018 11:43:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2018 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday he hoped a forthcoming summit in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will lead to peace for Korea. “I want, once more, to offer the beloved people of Korea an especial thought of friendship and prayer that the talks which will take place in the coming days....
  • Pope Francis grants indulgences for Dublin participants

    06/04/2018 9:25:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 250 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 Jun 18 | Mark McCleary
    Participants attending the World Meeting of Families in August can be forgiven their sins or help a relative speed through purgatory. Pope Francis has granted a "plenary indulgence" for those taking part. In Catholic doctrine an indulgence frees you from being punished for your previously committed sins or it can be passed on to dead relatives to shorten their time in purgatory. Even those following events on TV and radio can achieve a partial indulgence as long as they recite the Our Father, the Creed and other devout prayers. Martin Luther's opposition to the sale of indulgences was one...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Francis Caracciolo, Confessor (Gueranger)

    06/03/2018 9:00:07 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double THE GOOD THINGS brought unto this world by the Divine Spirit continue to be revealed in the holy Liturgy. Francis Caracciolo is given to us this day as another type of the sublime fecundity produced on earth by Christianity. Now, Faith is the principle of this supernatural fecundity in the Saints, just as it was in Abraham, the Father of all believers; it brings forth unto the Church isolated members or entire nations alike: from it too proceed the multitudinous families of Religious Orders who, in their fidelity in following the diverse tracks traced out for them...
  • Maltese apostolic nuncio to South Korea says Pope prays for reconciliation, stability

    05/27/2018 2:49:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Vatican’s apostolic nuncio for South Korea and Mongolia, Maltese Archbishop Alfred Xuereb, has said that Pope Francis has voiced hopes for continued efforts for inter-Korean reconciliation and peace on the divided Korean Peninsula, according to reports. Xuereb reportedly made the remarks upon his arrival in Korea for the Vatican's diplomatic mission in South Korea. "He told me, 'Please assure the Korean people and also the bishops that he will continue praying that future generations will have a future of stability and prosperity,'" Xuereb said in response to a question from Yonhap News Agency. “The pope is very much informed...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter to Archbp Charles Chaput (Philadelphia): Speak Our Clearly, Pay Up Personally

    05/24/2018 3:00:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    Sensus Fidelium | May 25, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Archbishop Charles Chaput 222 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Dear Archbishop Chaput, I just read your First Things essay "What Happens in Germany",which was forwarded to me by Fr. Thomas Weinandy. It certainly justified his recommendation: very clear, very much on-target, very important. Thank you for writing this. I have been on my parish RCIA teaching team for over 15 years, and I sincerely strive to “adhere with religious submission of will and intellect” to everything Christ authoritatively teaches through His Church. This is how I raised my sons, how I teach my students, and how I live my...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

    05/21/2018 2:51:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2018 | Sofia Petkar
    In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual. The comments are the most striking public acceptance about homosexuality ever made by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. The remarks were made during a private meeting at the Vatican between the pair, in which the Pope offered a heartfelt apology. Cruz was a victim of Chile’s most notorious paedophile priest Fernando Karadima. Father Karadima, now aged 87, was found guilty of...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

    05/21/2018 2:51:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2018 | Sofia Petkar
    In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual. The comments are the most striking public acceptance about homosexuality ever made by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. The remarks were made during a private meeting at the Vatican between the pair, in which the Pope offered a heartfelt apology. Cruz was a victim of Chile’s most notorious paedophile priest Fernando Karadima. Father Karadima, now aged 87, was found guilty of...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

    05/20/2018 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depict him as a pervert as they accused him of lying about the...
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • Pope Francis does for church attendance what Colin Kaepernick did for NFL attendance

    04/14/2018 5:14:24 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    americanthinker ^ | April 14, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The comparison is obvious. A new Gallup poll finds a precipitous drop in Catholic Church attendance coinciding with the years of Pope Francis's papacy. Francis is known for shoving secular statist left-wing ideology into church teachings, through both his words and his deeds, just as Colin Kaepernick did with the National Football League. That's clear in what Pope Francis says and in whom he invites into the Vatican to provide advice. And surprise, surprise, the result is the same: the fans and the flock stay away. Breitbart reports: Catholic church attendance in the United States fell by six percent between...
  • Pope Francis Should Be Wary of the Advice of Jeffrey Sachs

    04/15/2018 6:53:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    stream ^ | CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON
    Pope Francis is a Soros puppet. Soros has placed his boy from Harvard, Jeffrey Sachs, in the Vatican for the last several years as Pope Francis' handler. Notice that Francis pushes the exact same things that Soros' puppet US president Obama did: Global warming illegal aliens muslims ------------------------------------------------------- Jeffrey Sachs Encourages Catholic Organizations to Divest https://catholicclimatemovement.global/jeffrey-sachs-divestment/ Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, expressed his strong support of the four Catholic organizations that announced their plans today to divest from fossil fuels on the occasion of the first...
  • Cardinal Burke: Pope Francis is ‘increasing the confusion’ (FULL INTERVIEW)

    04/05/2018 5:52:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Apr 5, 2018 | Raymond Burke, trans. Diane Montagna
    ROME, April 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis is “increasing the confusion” in the Church, and the College of Cardinals constitutes a de facto check against papal error, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said in a new interview. Speaking to the Italian Catholic news agency La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Cardinal Burke said the alleged ‘interview’ on hell with Pope Francis, published on Holy Thursday by his 94-year-old atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, “went beyond what is tolerable.” Burke also called the Vatican’s response to the “scandalized reactions” from across the globe “highly inadequate,” because it failed to reassert the Church’s teaching on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Francis of Paula, Confessor (Gueranger)

    04/02/2018 4:44:20 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double THE FOUNDER OF A RELIGIOUS ORDER, whose distinguishing characteristics were humility and penance, comes before us today: it is Francis of Paula. Let us study his virtues and beg his intercession. His whole life was one of great innocence; and yet we find him embracing, from his earliest youth, mortifications which nowadays would not be expected from the very worst sinners. How was it that he could do so much? and we, who have so often sinned, do so little? The claims of Divine Justice are as strong now as ever they were; for God never changes,...
  • Vatican distances itself from claim that Pope doesn’t believe in hell

    03/29/2018 1:51:21 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 53 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | David V. Barrett
    The Pope says Hell doesn’t exist – this was the shock news in an Italian newspaper on Thursday. Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and first editor of Repubblica, published his latest conversation with Pope Francis in the paper today. After an introduction in which he says “I have the privilege of being his friend”, he relates their conversation on Tuesday at the Santa Marta Palace in the Vatican where Francis has lived since his election. They begin talking about the Passion and Creation, then Scalfari, well-known as an atheist, reminds the Pope about saying that good souls are admitted to the contemplation...
  • Pope Francis: 'There Is No Hell'

    03/29/2018 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | 03-29-2018 | By Michael W. Chapman
    In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul. The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli. The interview is headlined, "The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary." (Il Papa: “È un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.")...
  • Letter to Mrs. Don-o's bishop re: the New Paradigm (Cath Caucus)

    02/28/2018 11:38:19 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    Mrs. Don-o | February 28, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    This letter was written and sent a few days before a diocesan conference centering on "The Legacy of St. Pope John Paul II". Dear Bishop -------- Please allowed me to ask a few questions which are urgent to me and others of the faithful. 1. The Legacy of Pope John Paul II is being replaced by a New Paradigm being taught by such highly-placed teachers at Cardinal Cupich of Chicago. They claim that previous teaching about Faith, Morals, and Sacramental practice are pastorally unhelpful. They deny that there are acts that are intrinsically wrong. They propose that God has given...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio calls for "dare I say – at a bold cultural revolution”

    01/29/2018 12:40:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The arrogance of this man. He even knows by his "dare I say" how inflammatory a statement he is about to make. http://www.lastampa.it/2018/01/29/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/the-pope-asks-catholic-universities-for-a-cultural-revolution-Yktf3rHxCR10bKNrbj9uyH/pagina.html“on the cultural level of academic training and scientific study, a broad and generous effort at a radical paradigm shift, or rather – dare I say – at “a bold cultural revolution”.   http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_constitutions/documents/papa-francesco_costituzione-ap_20171208_veritatis-gaudium.html Think that's it? Do you doubt the next requirement is for priests and bishops to sign-on and swear loyalty to the Magisterium of Francis? Since when is the teaching of the Roman Pontiff separate from the Magisterium of the Church? If the Roman Pontiff teaches...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Francis of Sales, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    01/28/2018 9:33:13 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THE ANGELICAL BISHOP Francis of Sales has a right to a distinguished position near the Crib of Jesus, on account of the sweetness of his virtues, the child-like simplicity of his heart, and the humility and tenderness of his love. He comes with the luster of his glorious conquests upon him—seventy-two thousand heretics converted to the Church by the ardor of his charity; an Order of holy servants of God, which he founded; and countless thousands of souls trained to piety by his prudent and persuasive words and writings. God gave him to his Church at the...
  • PUTIN EQUATES COMMUNISM TO CHRISTIANITY

    01/16/2018 1:38:23 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 51 replies
    https://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/16/17 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent remarks made by Russian president Vladimir Putin: Russian president Vladimir Putin is making some waves with his recent statement equating communism to Christianity. He said that “communist ideology is very similar to Christianity,” crediting Soviet communism for preaching “freedom, brotherhood, equality.” Though he admitted that religious persecution took place under Soviet rule, he nonetheless lauded it for its ideological commitment to these ideals. Pope Francis himself said in 2016 that it has been noted many times that “it is the communists who think like Christians.” By that he meant the communists profess...