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  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Joked Of McCarrick Going To Hell

    07/07/2018 10:59:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | July 6, 2018 | restore dc catholicsm
    Pope Francis Joked Of McCarrick Going To Hell These jokes happened twice over the years, and the Cardinal thought them so hilarious that he couldn't resist rehashing the "charming" anecdotes.  Some questions come immediately to mind. Hell is a serious business.  It is one of the main missions of priests to save people from that horrible fate and direct them to heaven.  Since when do competent priests consider hell to be a joking matter?If, as Ms. Yore suggests, Pope Francis knew of McCarrick's sordid conduct with young men, why did he not address it appropriately?  Was he afraid of McCarrick...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Pope Francis joked about Cardinal McCarrick going to hell

    07/07/2018 10:55:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    July 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- The Irish have a name for the likes of Ted McCarrick, Sleeveen. A sleeveen is a sly, smooth talking trickster, whose silver tongue dupes and deceives people.  Sleeveens are often successful in politics, able to charm and inculcate trust among people, especially the powerful. Ted McCarrick is your typical loquacious Irishman, weaving endearing self-deprecating tales and occasional Irish jokes sprinkled throughout his speeches and sermons. McCarrick enjoys the gift of gab, employing it over the decades, as an effective lobbyist, fundraiser, and as the ultimate cleric with political clout. Even as an octogenarian, the silver-tongued...
  • John McCain: It 'Wasn’t Incorrect' to Say Rand Paul Was 'Working for Vladimir Putin'

    05/16/2018 12:49:54 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 131 replies
    Reason ^ | May. 16, 2018 1:19 pm | Matt Welch
    In March 2017, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) successfully delayed for 11 days Senate ratification of Montenegro's entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). America's leading advocate for NATO expansion, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded by accusing Paul of "achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin...of trying to dismember this small country." "I repeat again," McCain said then, remarkably. "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin." Perhaps even more remarkably, though not very surprisingly, McCain is unapologetic about that accusation in his valedictory new memoir, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations. "Senator...
  • McCain defends giving dossier to Comey: 'I would do it again'

    05/09/2018 3:23:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 161 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote in his upcoming memoir that he does not regret alerting the FBI about the so-called Steele dossier, which includes allegations about President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. McCain acknowledged in January 2017 that he delivered a dossier of “sensitive information” to then-FBI Director James Comey. In his upcoming book, "The Restless Wave," McCain wrote that he "did what duty demanded I do" in passing on the documents. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain said, according to excerpts of the book published...
  • VIDEO: Vatican orchestrated child abuse

    04/20/2018 9:00:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | April 16, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Yesterday afternoon, the Jorge Bergoglio Show was filmed before a live audience at San Paolo della Croce parish in Rome. The truly sickening spectacle that took place there (a portion of which can be viewed in the video clip below) called to my mind the following words taken from the 1971 hit song, American Pie:Oh and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage No angel born in Hell Could break that Satan’s spell And as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial rite I saw Satan laughing...
  • I Place Before You St. Augustine and Jorge Bergoglio; Choose The Saint

    04/19/2018 2:07:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | April 18, 2018 | Guy McClung
    St. Augustine had views on marriage, sin, adultery,  and conscience directly contrary to those of Jorge Bergolgio as stated in his proclamation Amoris Laetitia (“AL” below). Passages quoted below from the works of St. Augustine, (henceforth “St. Augustine”) and Jorge Bergoglio (henceforth “Jorge”) show how widely the views of Jorge depart from, and in many instances contradict, Church teaching.   Can there be eternal condemnation ? Jorge:  “The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for ever” (AL, 296).St. Augustine:  “The Death of the Wicked Shall Be Eternal in the Same Sense as the Life of the Saints.This...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells grieving child: your atheist father is in heaven

    04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis comforted a grieving child by telling him that his atheist father is in heaven.During a visit to Rome’s deprived Corviale district on Sunday, the Pope answered questions from a group of children. One of them, a boy called Emanuele, burst into tears when he met the Pope.After giving the child a long hug, Pope Francis asked him what was troubling him. Emanuele whispered in the Pope’s ear that his father, who was an atheist, had recently died and he was worried he could be in hell.Pope Francis asked Emanuele for permission to tell the crowd what he had...
  • 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...
  • Yes, Virginia, the Pope Does Believe in Hell (Fake News Strikes Again)

    04/04/2018 12:02:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2018 | Tom Trinko
    Recently there has been a flurry of #fakenews claiming, incorrectly, that Pope Francis doesn't believe in Hell. It's important to note that the source of all this is a 93-year-old Italian reporter, who is an atheist and who doesn't take notes or record conversations.  He goes by memory, even when using "quotes," and he's misattributed things to the pope in the past. The Vatican has denied that the pope said what that reporter said the pope said.  However, since the denial doesn't explicitly say that the pope believes in Hell, the nattering nabobs of the left, and the right, are saying that...
  • [Cath Cauc] After Recent Comments on Hell, Report Emerges of Curial Backlash Against the Pope

    04/03/2018 6:21:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 3, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Italian Journalist and author Antonio Socci has made waves this week with a piece of commentary, posted on his website on Easter Sunday, alleging that Pope Francis’s most recent conversation with La Repubblica publisher Eugenio Scalfari on the supposed non-existence of Hell has made bigger ripples throughout the Vatican than can be seen on the surface. According to Socci, the Vaticanist website Il Sismografo — which sources in Rome confirm is widely read within Vatican circles — lamented on Holy Saturday that despite the so-called “denial” from the Vatican (which wasn’t actually a denial at all) that the pope said what Scalfari reported...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Countdown to a Dire Conclusion

    04/03/2018 8:36:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 2, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Countdown to a Dire Conclusion by Christopher A. Ferrara April 2, 2018 As of Easter Monday we have yet to receive from the Vatican, much less from Pope Francis himself, an actual denial that Francis told Eugenio Scalfari that the souls of the damned “are not punished” eternally and that “there is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”  As noted in my previous column, this is at least the second time Scalfari has quoted Francis to that effect on the pages of La Repubblica. The “denial” issued by the Vatican Press Office tellingly fails to dispute the...
  • NPR Corrects Wrong Facts About Easter; Did Jesus Go to Hell After Crucifixion?

    04/02/2018 11:00:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    In an article on Good Friday, NPR described Easter inaccurately as "the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere like that, but rather arose into heaven — is on Sunday." The error was corrected that Easter commemorates Jesus' resurrection, but did He go to hell after crucifixion?NPR corrected it as, "Easter — the day Christians celebrate Jesus' Resurrection — is on Sunday." But the error "practically begged Christians to renew charges that the media is biased against them," an article in The Washington Post commented.The post referred to the Apostle's Creed, saying...
  • Where Is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?

    03/31/2018 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 63 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-31-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 30, 2018 • Christ Preaching to the Dead, Duccio (1308-11)Where is Christ after He dies on Friday afternoon and before He rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following excerpt from a second century sermon as well as this meditation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday (ca. 2nd century A.D.):Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Scalfari and the Pope: A farce that has to end

    03/31/2018 5:44:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    La Nuova Bussola Italiana via Rorate Caeli ^ | March 30, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    Scalfari and the Pope: A farce that has to end Riccardo Cascioli La Nuova Bussola Italiana March 30, 2018 The Pope who denies the existence of Hell. A thing of such magnitude that was then spread by newspapers throughout the world for hours and hours before the Holy See issued a denial of  Eugenio Scalfari’s words. Yet some things don’t quite add up in the Press Office’s communiqué... What must a poor Catholic think, when connecting to Internet on Holy Thursday morning he finds that the Pope has told an old journalist friend that hell doesn’t exist and that the souls...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal says Church teaching doesn’t put any specific person in Hell

    03/31/2018 3:28:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Crux ^ | March 31, 2018 | Crux Staff
    After Pope Francis was cited by an Italian journalist as saying that Hell doesn’t exist, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster in the U.K. took to the BBC to say that what Francis may have had in mind is the imagery of Hell as a place of endless fire and torment, which, the cardinal insisted, “has never been part of Catholic teaching.”“The image of fire and brimstone and all that has never been part of Catholic teaching. It’s been part of Catholic iconography, Christian iconography, but it’s never been part of teaching,” Nichols said on Friday.“In fact, you know, there’s nowhere...
  • Vatican: Pope did not say there is no hell

    03/30/2018 8:49:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/30/2018
    The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that "there is no hell".The quote came in an article in Italy's La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said "no quotations" in the article "should be considered as a faithful transcription" of the Pope's words.The Vatican said the article was based on a private meeting the Pope had with the daily's founder, Eugenio Scalfari. Catholic Church doctrine affirms the existence of hell and its eternity.The souls of sinners descend into hell, where they suffer "eternal fire", the Catholic catechism states.However, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the most senior Catholic in...
  • Confusion—now about hell—is the hallmark of this pontificate

    03/30/2018 5:35:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 29, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    Okay, Pope Francis probably did not say: “There is no hell.” But that’s the headline story for today—for Holy Thursday. And while maybe the interviewer is responsible for an inaccurate quotation, the Pope himself is responsible for the ensuing confusion. The Vatican, naturally, has rushed out another “clarification.” Notice, however, that the Vatican statement does not actually deny that Pope Francis uttered those words. Because the truth is that nobody actually knows exactly what he said.
  • 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...

    03/29/2018 10:01:40 AM PDT · by MNDude · 194 replies
    Pope Francis leads the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, during which sacred oils are blessed at Saint Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, on March 29. That same day, Italian newspaper La Repubblica revealed that the pontiff believed that hell did not exist
  • Pope Francis: 'There Is No Hell'

    03/29/2018 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies ^ | 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.")...