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  • Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers (Barf)

    10/02/2019 9:16:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 2, 2019 | Heidi Schlumpf
    Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers Oct 2, 2019 by Heidi Schlumpf JusticePolitics The autumn of 1969 has been on Robert Ellsberg's mind lately, as the 50th anniversary of a life-changing request from his father approaches. A half century ago, as a 13-year-old, Ellsberg agreed to help his dad photocopy documents from a government report he had worked on. Those documents, which came to be known as the Pentagon Papers, revealed the United States' role in the build-up to the Vietnam War and the lies told to the American public and to Congress about U.S. actions...
  • POPE FRANCIS: CATHOLICISM IN CONFUSION

    08/14/2019 7:05:50 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    https://dwightlongenecker.com ^ | August 9, 2019 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Some time ago I made it a policy to not criticize Pope Francis. My attitude to the Vatican corruption, immorality amongst the hierarchy, financial skullduggery and Pope Francis’ ambiguous teaching was simply, “He’s the Pope. He’s from a different culture and background. What can we learn from him? Is he a great pope? Time will tell. Is he a bad pope? I give him the benefit of the doubt and realize, sometimes we have good popes. Sometimes we have bad popes. Why complain about the Pope if you don’t like him? You can’t do anything about it, so just get...
  • Pope Francis Releases Document how Pagan Gaia Worship will combine with Catholic Church in Amazon

    07/07/2019 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 311 replies
    nteb ^ | 7/3/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    Pope Francis, starting back in 2014, instituted Islamic prayers to the moon god allah in the Vatican. In 2018, he told a photographer that he was ‘the Devil’ then walked away laughing about it. In 2019, he called for all Catholic schools to begin teaching about Islam, and he signed a ‘Universal Brotherhood’ concordat with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb after kissing him on the mouth. Did I say Pope Francis was the False Prophet? Hmm, now that I think about it, he sounds more like Antichrist. FROM LEO HOHMANN: The Vatican has released the preparatory document for its upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] How Often Did Francis Mention Communism? Not Once

    06/02/2019 3:42:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 2, 2019 | Gloria TV
    How Often Did Francis Mention Communism? Not Once During his final day in Romania, Pope Francis beatified in Blaj seven Greek-Catholic bishops (picture) murdered by the Romanian Communists (1947-1989). Marco Tosatti noticed that during the liturgy Francis succeeded in pronouncing the word “Communism” not even once. According to Francis the seven gave their lives to oppose an "illiberal ideological system." In reality they died because they resisted Communist plans to integrate the Greek Catholic Church into the Orthodox. #newsQcjviqjxrb
  • PETE BUTTIGIEG CONFIDENT HE CAN UNITE CHRISTIANS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL VIEWS

    04/23/2019 4:31:55 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 102 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/23/19 | Donica Phifer
    ‘GOD DOESN’T HAVE A POLITICAL PARTY’ Appearing as the nightcap for CNN's five-part Town Hall segment on Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg addressed concerns over his lack of political experience, his age and his views on how faith can be used to unite Christians from all political spectrums. Buttigieg, who is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, talked about his faith at the end of the hour-long question and answer session. "You've talked opening about your strong Christian faith, as well as your identity as a happily-married gay man. I myself am a bi-sexual Christian woman," Harvard freshman...
  • Cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal granted appeal, spurring outrage from widow of slain police officer

    12/30/2018 7:24:27 AM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Christopher Carbone | Fox News
    The widow of a Philadelphia police officer who was gunned down 37 years ago in the line of duty is "outraged" over a judge's decision last week to grant her husband's killer a chance to appeal his conviction. On Thursday, Judge Leon Tucker granted Mumia Abu-Jamal another opportunity to appeal his 1981 conviction in the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal spent three decades on death row before his sentence in the shooting death of Faulkner was thrown out over flawed jury instructions. ..." During a routine traffic stop on a vehicle belonging to Abu-Jamal's younger brother, William...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Satisfied with Pope's Attitude to Events in Ukraine

    11/01/2018 5:47:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/29/18
    Moscow, October 29, Interfax - Pope Francis has a balanced position on the events involving the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, said. "We have never heard any support for Constantinople's rapacious actions from the pope or his representatives. We have never heard any support for the Ukrainian authorities, which intend to discriminate against the Russian-speaking population. And we generally see a very balanced position from Pope Francis personally, the Vatican as a state, and the Roman Catholic Church on different levels," the metropolitan said on the program Church and...
  • In the voting booth, weigh climate change as a pro-life issue

    10/15/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 14, 2018 | by Michael Wright
    ... As Catholic Christians, we are called to value life "in all its stages." This means we are also called to value that which sustains life, which includes things like health care, food and the environment, that is, creation. In fact, if we profess to be pro-life, we must necessarily be pro-creation. The U.S. bishops, in their document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," explain that the "culture of life begins with the preeminent obligation to protect innocent life from direct attack and extends to defending life whenever it is threatened or diminished." Clearly, this applies to environmental degradation that directly...
  • The Howling Abyss [On the danger of an Orthodox schism over Ukraine]

    10/12/2018 1:44:36 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Notes on Arab Orthodoxy ^ | 10-12-2018 | Jad Ganem
    It's one thing to read about schisms in the Church in history-books. Watching the brisk steps being taken toward it in your own time is something else entirely. For years, stubbornness has been in control of the situation. Voices of caution are raised, but no one wants to listen. Theology is transformed into points of view or, you could say, into arguments justifying the slow crawl towards the abyss of schism. We have witnessed a solid engineering to create an Orthodox papal ideology and sabotage true conciliarity. We have experienced the disavowal and destruction of all the rules that guided...
  • By Serving Kremlin rather than Christ, Moscow Patriarchate Now a Small National Church

    09/22/2018 7:29:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Blogger ^ | Sep 2018 | Ilya Zabezhinsky
    Ilya Zabezhinsky, an Orthodox commentator from the Northern capital [of St. Petersburg], says that the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate by its promotion of the Kremlin’s agenda of “a Russian world” has failed in its Christian mission to the peoples of the former USSR and been reduced to a small national church of the Russian Federation. Under Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin, the writer says, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has become “the ideological department of the powers that be of the Russian Federation and essentially ceased to be the Russian Orthodox Church. Instead,...
  • Potter's House Fort Worth Volunteer Cuffed, Assaulted at Church in Dispute Over Working on Stage

    04/13/2018 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    CHRISTIAN POST ^ | MARCH 28, 2018 | Leonardo Blair ,
    A young Potter's House Fort Worth church volunteer said she quit her role at the church Sunday after she was handcuffed, assaulted and physically removed from the church during a dispute with an elder, that was partially captured on video, about her appearing on the church's stage. In the recording of the incident, Audrey Stevenson, the 22-year-old former volunteer who attended the church led by Patrick E. Winfield II, is heard having a discussion with the church elder, identified as Rhonda Lewis, backstage. "So I want to be clear. On the stage, you are not allowed to do anything on...
  • Tim Kaine's radical roots

    09/12/2016 10:25:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America. Reports indicate that in Honduras, “Mr. Kaine embraced an interpretation of the gospel, known as liberation theology...” This wasn't mainstream “Catholic thought” at the time. It was a radical, Marxist-based ideology at odds with the Church, the pope, and the United States, but supportive of (and supported by) the Soviet Union.
  • Communist "Liberation Theology", KGB, Russian Orthodox Church, & the World Council of Churches

    11/27/2017 6:38:55 AM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    various sources (links provided) | Nov 27, 2017 | various authors
    Don't be fooled by outward appearances. The Russians are mighty clever when it comes to sophisticated acts of deception. The KGB and its successor the FSB were/are notorious for it. From the Russian Orthodox Church's website... WCC welcomes meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace 12 February 2016 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has issued a statement on behalf of the Council hailing the historic meeting of Pope Francis, pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.The two leaders...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liberal Protestant?

    11/17/2017 3:03:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 443 replies
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2017 | Gerald McDermott
    As an outsider, I can’t help but wonder whether the pope and the USCCB were particularly provoked by Weinandy’s suggestion that Jesus had allowed this controversy in order “to manifest just how weak is the faith of many within the Church, even among too many of her bishops.” Catholics will have to make up their own minds—but I’ll admit I have questions about the faith of Pope Francis, which seems, if not weak, at least different from that of the Catholic tradition. Even before the release of Amoris Laetitia in March 2016, Francis had caused many to question his fidelity...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • A Communist Pope? An interview with author George Neumayr

    09/01/2017 2:20:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 1, 2017 | Maike Hickson / George Neumayr
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The opinions expressed in the following conversation are those of the book's author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of LifeSiteNews. September 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Journalist Maike Hickson conducted an interview with author George Neumayr on his new book, The Political Pope. Neumayr offers insights into communist influences on Pope Francis.  Maike Hickson: Throughout your book, you make references to Pope Francis' relationship with communism or with certain communists in particular. Could you describe for us in general his attitude toward communism? George Neumayr: He tends to speak of communism in benign terms. He told the Italian press that he wasn't "offended"...
  • 'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

    03/27/2017 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/27/17 | Scott Malone
    Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. In January, the 181-year-old Upper Manhattan graduate school, whose architecture evokes London's Westminster Abbey, turned away about 1,000 people from a lecture on mass incarceration. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president, she has never seen such crowds. "The election of Trump has been a clarion call to progressives in the Protestant and Catholic churches in America to move out...
  • Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

    01/21/2017 10:39:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2017 10:23 PM EST
    Pope Francis says he’ll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him. In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El Pais, Francis says he doesn't like “judging people early. We’ll see what Trump does.” Asked about populist-style political leaders emerging in the United States and Europe, Francis warned against seeking a savior in times of crisis. …
  • Pope Grieves Death of Mass Murdering Communist Dictator

    11/26/2016 8:03:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was "sad news" and that he was grieving and praying for his repose. Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel's brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday. The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the "sad news" and added: "I express to you my sentiments of grief." Fidel Castro, who was a professed atheist, was baptized as a Catholic and educated in schools run by the Jesuits, the religious order of which the pope is a member.
  • Potentially the Worst VP in American History - A look at Tim Kaine's track record and agendas.

    11/03/2016 11:58:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | November 4, 2016 | Discove the Networks
    During his years as a student at Harvard Law School in the early 1980s, Tim Kaine took a year off from his legal studies in order to work with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras. During the nine months he spent there, Kaine developed a keen interest in the teachings of local priests who were adherents of liberation theology, which is essentially Marxism dressed up as Christianity. Kaine himself embraced liberation theology and later claimed that it had “changed” him and “deepened” him. After completing his legal education, Kaine joined a civil litigation firm and practiced law for 17 years. He...