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  • Nathan Phillips Wants Summit With Pope Francis Over Covington Catholic Students Incident

    01/22/2019 3:14:06 PM PST · by detective · 104 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Native American activist Nathan Phillips wants to meet with Pope Francis following the incident with Covington Catholic High School students from Kentucky whom Phillips confronted last Friday in Washington, D.C. in an incident that went viral over the weekend. Phillips garnered national attention when he peddled a false story of being threatened by the boys when it turned out Phillips had approached the boys, banging a drum and chanting, positioning himself mere inches in front of one boy who stood silently and did not move, except to smile.
  • Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants

    01/21/2019 12:56:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 21, 2019 | BY SONIA PEREZ D. AND MARIA VERZA
    When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The Argentine-born son of Italian immigrants has long held the issue dear to his heart and has signaled that it will be a central theme during the trip, which comes as the latest caravan of Central Americans is wending its way toward the U.S.-Mexico frontier. Francis' emphasis on fundamental Christian teaching about welcoming...
  • Vatican releases logo for Pope Francis' visit to Morocco

    01/09/2019 4:53:02 PM PST · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    Herald Malaysia Online ^ | 01/09/2019 | Robin Gomes
    Servant of Hope” is the theme of the Pope's visit to Morocco on March 30-31. The Holy Father is making the Apostolic Visit in response to the invitation of King Mohammed VI and the Bishops of the country. The trip to the Muslim-majority nation includes the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, and will be the Pope’s 26th outside Italy. The official logo of the Pope’s visit was chosen from about 50 entries in a competition. An explanatory note accompanying the logo's release says that a cross and a crescent in the logo are symbols of Christianity and Islam which highlight...
  • Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants

    01/07/2019 10:19:06 AM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 7, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis warned on Monday against a resurgence of nationalist and populist movements and criticized countries that try to solve the migration crisis with unilateral or isolationist actions. The pope, speaking to diplomats in an annual speech known informally as his “state of the world” address, suggested such movements and closed-door policies were turning the clock back 100 years to the dangerous period between the world wars. Relationships within the international community “are experiencing a period of difficulty, with the resurgence of nationalistic tendencies,” he said, making dialogue between countries and hurting the most vulnerable members of society, including migrants.
  • Pope Francis criticises nationalism and suggests people should embrace diversity

    12/26/2018 4:13:19 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 82 replies
    In his traditional Christmas speech, Pope Francis criticised nationalism and called cultural differences a “source of richness”. Speaking about increasing nationalism in the Western world as a result of migration from North Africa and the Middle East the spiritual leader said: “Our differences are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness. As when an artist is about to make a mosaic: it is better to have tiles of many colours available, rather than just a few,” the Pope told a large audience in the Vatican. “The experience of families teaches us this,” he said, “as...
  • Caravan Demands $50k Each to Go Home. Vatican Wants Global Agencies to Decide.

    12/17/2018 7:03:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/14/18 | John Zmirak
    Surprise, surprise! Pope Francis’ Vatican supports the Global Compact for Migration. Even the Compact’s thinly veiled support for abortion isn’t enough to put the Vatican off. Thankfully, the Trump administration continues to follow the actual Catholic Catechism. That guarantees nations the right to regulate immigration unilaterally. You know, for the common good of the citizens who actually live in them. I’m tempted at this point simply to echo the brilliant Yoram Hazony. He argues in The Virtue of Nationalism that a global, imperial impulse is baked into Catholic political culture. We believe that a single, centralized Church should rule men’s...
  • Pope Francis ‘worried’ about homosexuality and says gay people should not join Catholic clergy

    12/04/2018 12:03:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies ^ | December 3, 2018 | Ross McGuinness
    ... The pontiff said: “This is something I am concerned about, because perhaps at one time it did not receive much attention.” He said candidates for the priesthood, as well as women seeking to become nuns, must be “humanly and emotionally mature”. He added: “For this reason, the church urges that persons with this rooted tendency not be accepted into ministry or consecrated life. “It’s better for them to leave the ministry or the consecrated life rather than to live a double life.”
  • Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests

    12/02/2018 4:45:13 PM PST · by Boomer · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/2/18 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.
  • Pope says he’s worried about homosexuality in the priesthood

    12/02/2018 12:32:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | December 1, 2018 | AP
    Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle. ... Separately, the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Francis in the book as commenting on a clergyman who had told him that having gays in Catholic religious housing “isn’t so grave” because it’s “only an expression of affection.” That reasoning “is in error,” Francis said. “In consecrated life and priestly life, there is no place for this kind of affection.” He said candidates with “neuroses or...
  • Pope Francis Laments On Day Of The Poor: The Rich Are Winning

    11/19/2018 8:06:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Huff Post ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Pontiff slams “wealthy few who feast on what belongs to us all.” Pope Francis warned Sunday in his weekly sermon that calls for help from the poor are growing stronger — yet they continue to be ignored as the wealthy grab more resources that belong to everyone.
  • Bypass the Pope By Going Directly to The Savior,

    11/18/2018 7:38:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/18 | Judi McLeod
    The only way— to escape the evil grip of the ongoing crisis in the Church. There’s an increasingly perceivable-Li’l Abner Joe Btfsplk-like black cloud hovering over the heads of the faithful during the ongoing crisis in the Catholic Church. People are said to be leaving the Church in droves. The Bishop of Rome has slammed the door shut on all criticism of the dominance of homosexuality in a clergy increasingly in league with the devil.
  • Flashback: Pope Benedict XVI Believes Christianity Will Rekindle in Europe

    11/14/2018 11:31:21 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    OCT. 17, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI granted a rare interview to the creators of a documentary in which he said that he is “convinced” that “there will also be a new springtime for Christianity” in Europe. The movie, entitled Bells of Europe: A Journey Into the Faith in Europe, considers Christianity, European culture and the future of the continent. In addition to the Pope, it features interviews with leaders of the other main Christian denominations in Europe, as well as leaders in politics and culture. “Young people have seen much — the proposals of the various ideologies and of consumerism...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    11/12/2018 5:50:43 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Demidouble WHILE THE CONCOURSE OF PILGRIMS to the sepulchre of the Bishop of Tours induced his third successor Perpetuus to raise over his precious remains the basilicas, in which so many prodigies were to be wrought all through the middle ages, Rome herself was dedicating to St. Martin one of her noblest churches, uniting with him as joint titular her own illustrious Pontiff and Confessor Sylvester. Adorned with this twofold glory, St. Martin-on-the-hill worthily inaugurated in the eternal City the cultus of Confessors side by side with that of the Martyrs. But another honor awaited the venerable sanctuary....
  • Fr. James Martin: Pope Appoints ‘Gay-Friendly’ Bishops, Cardinals to Change Church on LGBT

    11/07/2018 6:12:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 127 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/7/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out of his way to appoint “gay-friendly” bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church. Speaking at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice 2018 in Washington D.C. on Saturday evening, the Jesuit priest and America magazine editor-at-large told students that “things are changing” in the Church regarding homosexuality under Francis’ watch. “...Just look at what has happened in the last five years--since Pope Francis has been elected,” he said. “First of all, Pope Francis’s comments...
  • Report: Priest pedophilia is on the rise again, linked to homosexuality

    11/06/2018 3:45:00 PM PST · by deandg99 · 13 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    On Nov. 2, 2018, Louisiana-based Ruth Institute released a study, Is Catholic clergy sex abuse related to homosexual priests?. The Ruth Institute was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economics-trained author and writer on marriage, family and human sexuality who was the spokesperson for Proposition 8, the California ballot measure defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman which was passed by voters but nixed by an activist judge. Far-left groups including the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have criticized the Ruth Institute’s stance against same-sex marriage and other...
  • Michael Moore claims Pope Francis told him 'capitalism is a sin' (Trunc.)

    11/03/2018 7:56:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Nov. 3, 2018 | Leah Mcdonald
    Full title: "Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore claims Pope Francis told him 'capitalism is a sin' and the 'poor must always come first' at a recent meeting in the Vatican City" Excerpt: Pope Francis apparently told US filmmaker Michael Moore that capitalism is a sin and that the ‘poor must always come first’ when they met recently in the Vatican City. Michael Moore, 64, told Late Night with Seth Meyers that he met the Pope two weeks ago and he made the comments when Moore asked him about income inequality.
  • Vatican II Church Meltdown – Days 52-65 News & Comm. on the ongoing Viganň Drama… [Catholic Caucus]

    11/03/2018 5:16:35 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 2 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | October 30, AD 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions (Note: This will be the last Meltdown summary post for the time being) [UPDATED 30-OCT-2018 01:10 UTC] This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganň, which were first published on Aug. 25, 2018 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 Developments Francis is reportedly “stonewalling a summons for his head of the Congregation for the Doctrine...
  • Human Remains Found in Vatican Property, Investigation Launched

    10/31/2018 7:11:30 AM PDT · by LoicW · 15 replies
    NN ^ | 10/31/18 | Jay Greenberg
    With the Catholic Church already waist deep in scandal, liberal Pope Francis is now faced with an even longer list of questions to avoid answering, after human remains have been discovered on a property belonging to the Vatican. Late on Tuesday night, fragments of human bones were discovered during the remodeling of a building attached to the Vatican’s embassy in Rome, Italy. Speculation has been mounting that the remains may belong to a 15-year-old girl who went missing in 1983 in a case that, campaigners believe, was covered up when Catholic Church officials were suspected in connection with her disappearance.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Evaristus, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    10/25/2018 9:08:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple THE BELOVED DISCIPLE had just received the long-promised visit of our Lord inviting him to heaven when the Church, under Evaristus, completed the drawing up of the itinerary for her long pilgrimage to the end of time. The blessed period of the apostolic times was definitively closed, but the eternal City continued to augment her treasure of glory. Under this pontificate the virgin Domitilla, by her martyrdom, cemented the foundations of the new Jerusalem with the old. Then Ignatius of Antioch brought to the “Church that presides in charity” the testimony of his death; he was the...
  • Pope Compares Conservatives to HITLER: ‘You Can't Live Sowing Hate'

    10/25/2018 7:52:37 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 87 replies
    NN ^ | 10/24/18 | Jacky Murphy
    Pope Francis associated populists and conservatives concerned with protecting borders to Hitler, before warning that the 'sowing of hate' led to the Second World War. During a book launch in Rome, the Pontiff told the crowd that Nazi Germany expanded power via populism.