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  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • Jeremiah Wright: 'Jesus was a Palestinian' October 10, 2015

    10/11/2015 3:10:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The controversial religious leader Jeremiah Wright compared Native Americans to Palestinians at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall on Saturday, going so far as to assert that “Jesus was a Palestinian." Wright, who once served as pastor to President Obama, was one of several hours' worth of speakers in Washington, D.C., for an event called “Justice or Else!” that sought to channel the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement. Wright placed the event in historical context. “The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried...
  • Rev. Wright Speaks at Farrakhan’s Million Man March: “Jesus Was a Palestinian”

    10/10/2015 7:31:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/10/15 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s former pastor and spiritual mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke at Louis Farrakhan’s “Justice or Else” rally today in Washington DC.Wright opened his speech with a Muslim greeting. He then told the crowd, “Jesus was a Palestinian.” (video at link)And, you wonder why Obama treats Israel the way he does?
  • The Economic Fallacies of Progressive Christianity

    09/26/2015 6:31:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2015 | David French
    When it comes to considering the arguments of newly resurgent Christian progressives, we hold these truths to be self-evident: Jesus was not a socialist, the Bible is not an economics textbook, and while scripture commands believers to help the poor, it also commands the poor to help themselves. As Pope Francis gains rock-star status on the economic left, Christians would do well to remember not just scripture, but the economic reality of recent world experience. This morning, the pope addressed Congress with relative restraint. Rather than decrying the perceived excesses of global capitalism — calling it, as he once...
  • Pope calls on UN to change the world

    09/27/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 25 Sep 2015 17:01 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Pope Francis urged a more humane global system that respects the poor and the environment, as he criticized the economic order, in an address to the United Nations on Friday. The pontiff, whose reform-minded approach has won him a rousing global following even from non-believers, offered his vision of a better world on his latest stop of a US tour that has brought thousands to the streets to welcome him. Taking the UN rostrum, the leader of the world’s more than one billion Catholics called for reform to global bodies, including the UN Security Council and financial lenders, to “limit...
  • Pope Lays Out Global Marxist Agenda

    09/25/2015 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is ecstatic over the pope’s address to Congress. In a message to his supporters, titled, “Why we must listen to Pope Francis,” he was particularly pleased with the fact that in his address to Congress, “Pope Francis spoke of Dorothy Day, who was a tireless advocate for the impoverished and working people in America. I think it was extraordinary that he cited her as one of the most important people in recent American history.” Day was a Marxist apologist for socialism and communist regimes. We covered this territory in my column, “With Pope’s Help, U.N....
  • No mention of Jesus in Pope UN speech.

    The Pope never mentioned Jesus by name once at the UN. "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

    09/25/2015 5:28:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    9/25/2015 | Self
    When Pope John Paul II was selected in 1978, I'm convinced that God was in the room. At a moment when Communism was spreading and threatening the world spearheaded by the Soviet Union, a Pope was selected from a Communist ruled country (Poland). A Pope who knew the Marxist-Leninist ideology first hand and had spent a lifetime fighting the good fight against it. John Paul II was such a threat to the Soviets that they tried to kill him in 1981. John Paul joined other contemporaries of his time from Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher to provide a counterpoint to...
  • Pope Francis: Climate Change Action Can’t Wait

    09/23/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 220 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 23 Sep 15 | AP
    Jumping into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that “can no longer be left to a future generation.” President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is “shaking us out of our complacency” with reminders to care for the poor and the planet. The White House mustered all the pageantry it had to offer as the pope arrived at the White House before an adoring crowd of thousands and a nation that...
  • Pope Francis Denies Left-Wing Label

    09/23/2015 4:10:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Pope Francis today suggested to reporters during an airborne press conference that he is not a left-winger. “Some people might say some things [I said] sounded slightly more leftish, but that would be a mistake of interpretation,” the Pope said to journalists, according to Time.
  • Rev. Wright: Obama Was 'Steeped In Islam'

    09/21/2015 7:18:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 26 replies
    May 18, 2012
    Hysteria regarding Obama being Moslem is nothing new. Let's look at these two videos. Video #1: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2012/05/18/obama-steeped-in-islam-obamas-20-year-spiritual-mentor-rev-wright-next-shocking-revelation/ Around 2:15 mark: KLEIN: When I asked the Reverend Wright about this whole question of Islam and Christianity. He said, well, you know, Barack Obama was steeped in Islam. He knew a lot about Islam from his childhood. But he knew very little about Christianity. And I made it easy for him to feel not guilty about learning about Christianity without turning his back on his Islamic friends.” HANNITY: What does that mean? KLEIN: So then I said to him, well, did you...
  • Obama's Faith Isn't the Issue, But...

    09/22/2015 5:41:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Once again the media are hyping an issue that has nothing to do with the problems confronting this nation. Shame on them for trying to manufacture a controversy -- again -- about President Obama's faith. During a town hall event for Donald Trump in Rochester, New Hampshire, Thursday night, a questioner said that Obama is a Muslim and that "he's not even an American." Democrats, the media and some Republicans pounced on Trump for not condemning the questioner. For all the media's obsession over it since, you'd think Trump himself called Obama the 12th imam. They are badgering every other...
  • Has the Church surrendered to Fidel Castro?

    09/21/2015 9:08:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/21/15 | Augustinus
    As widely reported on secular media Pope Francis met yesterday (Sunday, September 20) with the retired ex-dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro. It is reported on good authority that it was Francis, not Mr. Castro, who sought this meeting; it was not on the official calendar of the visit. Francis had expressed his "sentiments of particular respect and consideration" specifically for Fidel Castro during his first speech in Cuba on Saturday evening and their actual meeting was, in Fr. Federico Lombardi's words, "'familiar and informal," with the two speaking about "protecting the environment and the great problems of the contemporary world."...
  • Has Obama ever denied being a Muslim? (vanity)

    09/21/2015 8:18:34 AM PDT · by far sider · 51 replies
    Total vanity here. I know Obama has claimed to be a Christian and I know he has "misspoken" now and then about his "muslim faith." But does anyone know if he has ever actually said flat-out "I am not a Muslim"?
  • So Is Barack Obama a Muslim or What?

    09/21/2015 7:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2015 | Jack Cashill
    “The fallacy that President Obama is a Muslim has tripped up many a politician,” said NPR’s Jessica Taylor hopefully on Friday, “and on Thursday night, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was its latest victim.” Trump’s presumed faux pas was his failure to correct a questioner who asserted that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Taylor’s real error as a reporter, like that of all her mainstream colleagues, was to dismiss the questioner’s assertion as a “fallacy” without providing any evidence to the contrary. Strange but true, reporters pride themselves on knowing nothing about Obama’s roots. Last month, for instance, Catherine Thompson...
  • Heilemann Confirms: It Was Hillary Who Started Rumor Obama Not Christian

    09/21/2015 5:07:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Heilemann was a rather reluctant witness. But when called on to testify, so to speak, Heilemann confirmed a stunning fact: that during the 2008 presidential race, it was Hillary Clinton who started the rumor that Barack Obama might not be a Christian. The matter arose when on today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough ripped Hillary's hypocrisy on Face the Nation yesterday for criticizing Republicans who question Obama's religion, "when it all started with her and her campaign passing things around in the [2008] Democratic primary." When Steve Rattner asked Heilemann, in his role as inside-campaign-baseball expert, to confirm whether Joe's...
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    09/20/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 157 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam.
  • Trump says it’s up to Obama to defend himself [On Whether he's Muslim or not]

    09/20/2015 7:41:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/20/2015 | By Kenneth Singletary
    Donald Trump was criticized for not correcting a questioner at an event Thursday night in Rochester, N.H., who said that President Obama is Muslim.On Saturday morning, Trump used Twitter to defend his non-response to that questioner. Essentially he said it’s up to President Obama to defend himself. Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don't think so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015 This is the first time in my life that I have caused controversy by NOT saying something.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015...
  • WaPo: A Trump questioner called Obama a Muslim. Many (maybe even most) Trump backers agree.

    09/18/2015 5:53:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2015 | Aaron Blake
    At a Donald Trump event Thursday night in New Hampshire, a man asking a question prefaced it by saying that President Obama is a Muslim. Trump is now drawing some heat for: Not in any way disagreeing with that premise. Kind-of maybe also agreeing with the guy's conspiracy theory that there are extremist training camps in the United States that need to be rooted out. Trump did seem somewhat dismissive of the man's question, but in an interview with The Post afterward, Trump's campaign manager declined to say whether Trump believes Obama is a Muslim. This despite the president talking...
  • Pope Blames Refugee Crisis on 'God of Money,' 'Socio-Economic System That Is Bad, Unjust'

    09/14/2015 7:00:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 130 replies
    MRCTV.org ^ | 09/14/2015 | Craig Bannister
    In an interview with Portugal-based Radio Renascença aired yesterday, Pope Francis declared that the current refugee crisis in Europe is being caused by a “bad, unjust” socio-economic system that worships “the god of money.” In the interview, where questions were posed in Portuguese and the responses were given by Pope Francis in Spanish, the pontiff said coveting money will bring about both human and ecological ruin: “This is the tip of the iceberg. We see these refugees, these poor people who are escaping from war, escaping from hunger, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. But underlying that is the...
  • Jim Wallis, Progressive ‘Cleric,’ Tortures Bible to Promote Intolerant Islam

    09/13/2015 2:40:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/13/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Jim Wallis, the far-left founder of Sojourner Magazine and beneficiary of George Soros donations who has built a career out of subverting constitutional liberty in America by quoting the Bible out of context, is at it again.In his latest effort in transparent left-wing propaganda, Wallis extends his love for open borders from the huge populations of Middle East and Africa to the United States to all of Europe.At The Huffington Post, the self-proclaimed “Christian leader for social change,” preaches to both sides of the Atlantic. “In Europe and in the U.S. — we must welcome the stranger,” he writes.In the...
  • Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To Christians [Jeremiah 23]

    09/10/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 9/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Rick Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. “Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families,” he told the congregation. “I’m not a Catholic, and...
  • Global Warming and Communist Infiltration of the Church

    09/06/2015 4:15:09 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/4/2015 | David Risselada 
    This week, our beloved leader, no doubt in an effort to hide from the realities of his race-baiting policies, went to Alaska to lecture us about global warming…again. Carrying on with his usual doomsday rhetoric, President Obama warned of rising seas, more intense storms, abandoned towns, and climate refugees spread across the globe. Never mind that there has been no warming for the last nineteen years. That didn’t stop the president from making his trip as dramatic as possible as he climbed Exit Glacier in an effort to draw attention to the melting ice. At least the ice is melting...
  • The Washington Post Has Insistently Asked If Obama Is A Christian FOR OVER 8 YEARS

    08/02/2015 11:53:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Seven long years into the presidency of Barack Obama, The Washington Post continues its obsessive quest to suggest that Obama may be lying when he professes to be a Christian. The latest fringe assertion from the Post about Obama’s religion emanated this weekend from national political correspondent James Hohmann. A previous instance occurred in February. Both recent times when the Post raised questions about Obama’s private religious beliefs, the newspaper also focused on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker. The reasons that the Post has used reporting about Walker to channel its bizarre questions about Obama’s Christianity remain unclear. At a...
  • The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 11:03:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism. Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What...
  • Liberation Theology and the KGB

    07/28/2015 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | Jay Richards
    The presence of Marxism in liberation theology is well-known, at least to seminarians who are critical readers. Practically every seminarian reads Gustavo Gutierrez’s Theology of Liberation at some point, but most laypeople find it hard to believe that there could have been (and continues to be) a widespread attempt to hybridize Christian theology and Marxism. A new article by Robert D. Chapman in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence begins to connect some dots. In “The Church in Revolution,” Chapman, “a retired operations officer in the Clandestine Services Division of the Central Intelligence Agency,” argues that the KGB infiltrated...
  • The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | Apr 2, 2008 | Anthony B. Bradley
    What is Black Liberation Theology anyway? Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright catapulted black liberation theology onto a national stage, when America discovered Trinity United Church of Christ. Understanding the background of the movement might give better clarity into Wright's recent vitriolic preaching. A clear definition of black theology was first given formulation in 1969 by the National Committee of Black Church Men in the midst of the civil-rights movementt: Black theology is a theology of black liberation. It seeks to plumb the black condition in the light of God's revelation in Jesus Christ, so that the black community can...
  • Obama, Black Liberation Theology, and Karl Marx

    07/28/2015 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Not having a theology degree, nor even a Ph.D., and being, too, a bit naďve regarding matters of high-brow philosophical currents throughout the ages, I have to admit that when I first read Karl Marx' essay, The Jewish Question, I was actually stunned by its contents. First off, my rather cursory education in various philosophies and in Marxism, particularly, did not prepare me for the bitter thrust of old Karl's potent anti-Semitism. In fact, until reading this particular essay, I would have never, in a million years, connected much of anything whatsoever Marxian with Jew hate. Who would? After all,...
  • Pope Francis ignites a revolt that will overthrow American capitalism [Revelation 13]

    07/21/2015 1:50:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/21/2015 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an uprising of the masses against the world’s super-rich capitalists. And yet, right-wing conservatives remain in denial, tuning out the pope’s message, hoping he’ll just go away like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement did. Never. America’s narcissistic addiction to presidential politics is dumbing down our collective brain. Warning: Forget Bernie vs. Hillary. Forget the circus-clown-car distractions created by Trump vs. the GOP’s Fab 15. Pope Francis is the only real political leader that matters this year. Forget the rest. Here’s why: Pope...
  • Black Southern Heritage defender possibly murdered by Black Panthers in returning from Flag Rally

    07/19/2015 7:38:20 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 152 replies
    self and facebook | 7-19-15 | Self
    Approximately 8-9 hours ago Anthony Hervey and Arlene Barnum both black were returning from a rally in Birmingham yesterday in support of the Confederate Battle Flag Upon returning this morning Sharon Bauman started posting on her facebook page that they were being chased by unknown assailants and they subsequently wrecked on Mississippi State Hwy 6 in Lafayette county of which Oxford (Ole Miss) is county seat Ms Barnum survived and Mr Hervey died of his injuries All the info I have is from Ms Barnum Facebook and scant detail is on a blog called McAlester News According to witnesses the...
  • when will Obama admit that he is follower of Islam pool

    07/18/2015 5:00:44 PM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 51 replies
    I am proposing a pool to raise money for the web site. Lots of us on the site believe that President Obama is secretly of the Muslim faith and has kept it a secret because he knows that he never would of been elected if he was open about it. what I propose is a pool that those playing the game donate 50 dollars to the web site if they a wrong in there guess of when President Obama states publicly that he is Muslim. the choices are 1. Between now and the last week in office. 2. The last...
  • Morales crucifix gift to Pope Francis causes stir (Our Lord on the Hammer and Sickle)

    07/10/2015 12:44:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/10/2015 | Unattributed
    A crucifix sculpted in the shape of a hammer and sickle presented to Pope Francis in Bolivia has caused a stir among Catholic commentators. The Pope was given the item, combining Catholic and communist symbols, by left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales. One Catholic bishop suggested that Mr Morales had sought to "manipulate God". But while some reports said the Pope was taken aback by the present, the Vatican has played down any row. The crucifix was based on a design by Luis Espinal, a Jesuit Priest assassinated in 1980 by right-wing militia to whom Pope Francis paid tribute during his...
  • Salon Writer: For White Catholics, Climate Science ‘Clashes With Their Other God: The Free Market

    06/27/2015 6:19:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 27, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    When it comes to American Catholic opinions about climate change, a recent poll shows a major gap between whites and Latinos. The Public Religion Research Institute reports that by margins of approximately 20 percent, Latino Catholics are likelier than white Catholics to believe that there is such a thing as global warming; that it’s “due to human activity”; and that it “constitutes a crisis or a major problem.” What’s causing this discrepancy? A false god, suggests writer Patricia Miller. “White Catholics don’t accept the scientific consensus on climate change because it clashes with their other god: the free market,” declared...
  • Karl Marx’s Spirit in Lausanne: Theology of Integral Mission

    06/22/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 14 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Karl Marx’s Spirit in Lausanne: Theology of Integral Mission René Padilla: Lausanne upheld Theology of Integral Mission as the mission of the church By Julio Severo Karl Marx was in Lausanne in 1867, for an international Marxist congress. One century later, another international congress drew attention in Lausanne. It was not a Marxist congress. It was an evangelical congress on evangelization. Yet, it gave a fantastic spotlight for Latin American proponents of TIM (Theology of Integral Mission), which, according to its Brazilian proponents, is the Protestant version of the Marxist Liberation Theology. One of them is Ariovaldo Ramos, who...
  • US climate skeptics say Pope wrong, poor need cheap fuel

    06/18/2015 9:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | June 18, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    MIAMI (AFP) - US climate change skeptics and deniers said Thursday that Pope Francis was wrong to urge action against global warming because continuing to burn cheap fossil fuels could actually help the poor. The reactions to Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change ranged from anger to polite disagreement, with US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush saying he respects the Catholic leader but prefers to make decisions about the environment in the political realm. "Look, the climate is changing," Bush said at a campaign event in Iowa, according to CNN. "I believe there are technological solutions for just about everything....
  • (FLAKY FATHER MIKE)Pfleger talks in suburbs about gun violence in city

    06/13/2015 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies
    Daily Southtown - Chicago ^ | Jun 12, 2015 | Phil Kadner pkadner@tribpub.com
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger was cheered, booed, heckled and given a standing ovation at St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park. And that was all in reaction to a speech urging everyone to join together to stop the killing of children on the streets of Chicago and throughout the United States. Makes you wonder what the reaction would have been if his topic had actually been something controversial.. Pfleger always sparks controversy. The priest, who has made his home base of St. Sabina Parish in Chicago a stopping-off point for national political leaders and Hollywood celebrities, has a knack for...
  • Who was Dom Helder Câmara? "Servant of God or of Marx and Lenin?

    06/08/2015 4:38:56 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 4 replies
    Rorate/caeli ^ | April 7, 2015 | Corrispondenza Romana
    HELDER D'CAMARA: A LIFETIME OF WORKING AGAINST THE CHURCH FROM INSIDE.- AND THEY WANT TO BEATIFY HIM"?... WHO WAS DOM HELDER D'CAMARA? Corrispondenza Romana April 7, 2015 There has been a lot of talk recently about Dom Helder Camara, whose process for beatification has been recently approved by the Vatican. For the average Italian, the figure of Monsignor Helder Pessoa Camara (1909 – 1999) , auxiliary Bishop of Rio de Janiero and subsequently Metropolitan Archbishop of Olinda and Recife is practically unknown. Who was Dom Helder? Propaganda bordering on the ridiculous The only information about Archbishop Camara which has filtered...
  • The Rebel of St. Peter's Square: Where Is Pope Francis Steering the Church?

    05/30/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 05/30/2015 | Walter Mayr
    In the third year of his pontificate, criticism is growing of Pope Francis. Members of the Vatican establishment are turning against him and he even shocks his own staff with his free thinking. Where does this enigmatic pope want to steer the Catholic Church?
  • Orthodox Extremist Equals Charismatic Revival to Liberation Theology

    05/27/2015 6:27:43 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Orthodox Extremist Equals Charismatic Revival to Liberation Theology By Julio Severo Does Liberation Theology equal to a charismatic revival? No way. In fact, the best opposition to Liberation Theology has come from charismatic, Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal Christians. Yet, enemies of charismatic revivals will use any excuse to attack what the Holy Spirit is doing in our days. Recently, a radical Orthodox Christian in an article entitled “Liberation Theology — a KGB Invention?” said: “This is where everything comes full-circle, and really shows that everything that seems opposed is really of the same! It certainly explains a lot, and also...
  • Taken by Raúl - Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

    05/25/2015 4:38:54 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 05/15/2015 | J.C. Derrick
    Maranatha First Baptist Church is one of the largest congregations in Holguín, Cuba . . In early May Pastor Amado Ramírez Oliveros reported the long-awaited answer: Cuban authorities not only denied the construction permit, they announced the government is seizing the property that has belonged to the Eastern Baptist Convention since 1947. Maranatha will be forced to pay an unannounced amount of “rent” if it wants to remain in its building.
  • At Mosque, Brazil Celebrates First Place in Religious Freedom

    05/25/2015 5:51:21 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 13 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    At Mosque, Brazil Celebrates First Place in Religious Freedom Brazil ahead of the United States in religious freedom, according to Pew Research Center By Julio Severo Brazil lost the world soccer cup last year, but at least it is being celebrated for achieving the first place in religious freedom in late April, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, in a report by the Religious News Service. On April 29, Latin America’s largest and oldest mosque, Mesquita Brasil, brought some 700 leaders together for its Celebration of Religious Freedom where Muslims, Afro-Brazilian (similar to voodoo) adherents, Mormons, Sikhs,...
  • Putin and the Neoconservatives

    05/24/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 26 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Putin and the Neoconservatives By William Pfaff Comment by Julio Severo: This article was kindly sent and recommended to me by a Pentecostal minister in the U.S. Its author, William Pfaff, said, “The resemblance of President Putin’s ambitions for his Russia to those of the neoconservatives in the contemporary United States bear a striking formal resemblance in the wish of both to recall a romanticized past.” For pro-family Christians, the important point is whether a president supports a pro-family agenda or anti-family agenda. We supported George W. Bush because of his generally pro-life stances, even though his neocon decision...
  • Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple...

    05/24/2015 8:32:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple... Luiz SĂ©rgio Solimeo Preface by Julio Severo: Recently, a former communist from Romania said that Liberation Theology, which is predominant in Latin America, was exclusively created by the KGB. I do not doubt the KGBÂ’s malevolence, but other voices, especially from Latin America, can shed a better light on this issue. Luiz SĂ©rgio Solimeo is a conservative Catholic Brazilian who has written an insightful article in Portuguese about Liberation Theology, and I have asked him to translate it into English. To further help our understanding, I mention an interesting...
  • More on Liberation Theology and the Soviets

    05/16/2015 8:56:24 AM PDT · by observationdeck · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/15/2015 | Alejandro Bermúdez
    If the Soviet bloc wasn't the mother of liberation theology, it was certainly a sinister stepmother, enlisting Catholics in a geopolitical cause and inviting them to sell their souls for funding and support. Only the naďve can disregard the mountain of evidence connecting liberation theology with Soviet action in the region.
  • Pope Francis aide blasts U.S. climate skeptics

    05/12/2015 2:07:52 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 83 replies
    Politico.Com ^ | 05/12/2015 | Nick Gass
    The pope’s closest adviser on Tuesday slammed climate-change skeptics, blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing the Catholic Church leader’s upcoming environmental letter. “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga at a news conference in Rome marking the start of Caritas Internationalis, an annual meeting of Catholic charitable groups, according to The Boston Globe. Pope Francis is expected to issue his encyclical letter on the environment this year, and Rodríguez...
  • Communist Defector Says KGB Created "Liberation Theology"

    05/10/2015 12:25:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    New American ^ | 5/8/15 | Jack Kenny
    A high-ranking communist official who defected to the United States in the 1970s now says the Soviet KGB was behind the tidal wave of “liberation theology” that swept through Catholic countries in Latin America before the opposition of Pope John Paul II effectively ended the movement. Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former three-star general in Romania's Securitate, or secret police, said he first learned of liberation theology during meetings with Nikita Khrushchev and General Aleksandr Sakharovsky, then chief director of the KGB, when Sakharovsky accompanied the Soviet premier on a six-day visit to Romania in October of 1959. “Khrushchev wanted to...
  • Black Panther Leader Announces Plans To Bomb Nurseries To Kill White Babies

    05/08/2015 10:42:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 138 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 5-7-2015 | AM
    Black Panther leaders are planning ways to make the chaos last and spread across the nation. Two leaders of the New Black Panther Party, Chief of Staff Michelle Williams and King Samir Shabazz, are calling Baltimore rioters for even more violence against whites. (SNIP) During an appearance on Shabazz’s radio show, Williams regularly made fun of “crackers” and black conservatives. Agreeing with her, Shabazz went a step further and made a terrifying threat: he called on blacks to firebomb nurseries so that they can kill as many white babies as possible. Shabazz added that this was a good suggestion because...
  • Pope Francis invites Presidents Abbas and Peres to the Vatican to pray for peace

    05/25/2014 3:28:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | May 25, 2014
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has extended an invitation to Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and to Israeli President, Shimon Peres, to come to the Vatican and join him in praying to God for the gift of peace. “I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer”, said the Pope. “In this, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace”, said Pope Francis,” I wish to invite you, President Mahmoud Abbas, together with President Shimon Peres, to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace. I offer my home in the Vatican as...
  • Palestinian Authority To Show Pope Art of Jesus as ‘Suffering Palestinian’

    05/22/2014 1:30:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2014, 9:24 PM | Ari Yashar
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) plans to modify history by modifying classical art, in an exhibit it commissioned to show Pope Francis during his visit to Bethlehem next Sunday, which presents Jesus as a “suffering Palestinian.” The Palestinian Museum arranged exhibit features an array of collages mixing classical paintings of Christian art with photographs of what are to be taken as “oppressed” Palestinians. […] One work on the display is a modification of Raphael’s “The Deposition” (1507), which depicts the dead Jesus being brought to his tomb. The PA version weaves in a wounded Arab man being carried away as an...
  • Palestinian Exhibit for Pope Presents Palestinians as Jesus

    05/22/2014 3:15:58 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Exhibit shows parts of classical paintings of biblical scenes merged with photos of Palestinians. Official PA presidential committee requested the exhibit. For Pope Francis' visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority next week, the PA has commissioned an art exhibit that includes works of art portraying Palestinians as Jesus. The exhibit consists of visual displays merging classical paintings of biblical scenes with photos of Palestinians and have been "designed by the Palestinian Museum at the request of the Presidential Higher Committee for Church Affairs." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2014] As Palestinian Media Watch has documented, the PA has misrepresented Jesus...