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  • [Cath Cauc] Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring

    03/25/2019 3:45:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring ROME, March 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis today made it clear that he doesn’t want the faithful to kiss his papal ring, repeatedly pulling his hand away from pilgrims who were lined up to greet him reverently during his one-day visit to the Holy House of Loreto. A disturbing video from the Italian news site TGCOM 24 captured the Pope’s insistence that the laity not show him such reverence. Link to video It’s not known why Pope Francis objects to this.  The meaning of the ring...
  • Worn Marble Steps of Holy Stairs to Be Uncovered for Public to Climb

    03/24/2019 6:50:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/17/19 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY - For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the thick wooden panels installed in 1723 to protect the stairs and left uncovered for the public. For at least 40 days, people will be able to touch and climb the bare stones that, according to tradition, are the ones Jesus climbed when Pontius Pilate brought him before the crowd and handed him over to be crucified. The soon-to-be cleaned steps and newly restored frescoed stairway will be unveiled April 11, the week before Holy Week, during a special...
  • An ISIS Couple’s Troubling Path to Terror Recruiting

    03/24/2019 9:30:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2019 | Hannah Beech and Jason Gutierrez
    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — She was a Catholic math whiz with an M.B.A. from one of the best universities in the Philippines. He was the Muslim descendant of a sultanate family, schooled in computer science. The couple, Ellen Barriga and Mohammad Reza Kiram, could have served as the model of a modern interfaith marriage. Instead, they are poster children for how violent ideology transformed educated Filipinos into agents of death for the Islamic State. In 2015, Ms. Barriga and Mr. Kiram traveled to Syria to join the terrorist group, becoming key recruiters of other Southeast Asians, according to Philippine and American...
  • [Catholic/Islam Caucus] Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

    03/23/2019 9:37:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | March 22, 2019
    Latest News Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims The bishop criticised Catholics who identify as 'traditional' and say Muslims pose a threat to Western civilisation An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of the Irish bishops’ conference, told The Irish Catholic newspaper: “I’ve found that people who would classify themselves in some cases as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people seem to, in relation to migration and care of asylum-seekers and stuff,...
  • Video surfaces of Beto O’Rourke berating Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage

    03/22/2019 7:57:27 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    EL PASO, Texas, March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A video of pro-abortion congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is running for president, has surfaced showing him berating a Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage at an El Paso City Council meeting in 2011. The incident took place in June 2011 when El Paso priest Fr. Michael Rodriguez spoke against extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples during the public comment part of the meeting. O’Rourke, who had been serving as city councilman since 2005, called Fr. Rodriguez back to the podium after his remarks, seemingly to do nothing more than lecture him so...
  • Michigan’s Lesbian AG Investigating Catholic Media Org as Part of ‘Hate Group’ Crackdown

    03/19/2019 5:35:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/15/19 | Martin M. Barillas
    LANSING, Michigan, March 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Michigan’s lesbian attorney general and the state’s Department of Civil Rights director are investigating organizations the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has deemed “hate groups.” One such group in their state is Catholic news service Church Militant, which reports on clerical sexual misdeeds and advocates adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The SPLC has labeled Church Militant “anti-LGBT.” The law center lumps pro-life, pro-marriage, and Christian organizations in with neo-Nazis and the KKK as “hate groups.” Its “hate map” inspired a man to attempt a shooting rampage at the Family...
  • Mrs. Dono's Letter to her Pastor on Climate-Change Action for Lent

    03/14/2019 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Cold Climate PLUS Her own Fertile Brain ^ | March 14, 2019 | Mrs Don-o
    Dear Fr. _______, I find the re-theming of Lent by Climate Crisis this year-- apparently a "wholesale" international push (Global Catholic Climate Movement, Catholic Climate Covenant, etc. etc.) with local "retail" distributors --- deeply misplaced. It's hard for me to know how to express this. Getting a reasonable and godly perspective is a struggle, but let me give you my best. I write as a spokes-person (ha) for my little circle of Church Ladies at this point. Several -- I won't name names -- have started this conversation with me, and what we all agree on is this: Nobody here...
  • McCarrick, Bergoglio and a Corrupt Argentine Seminary

    03/13/2019 12:12:22 PM PDT · by detective
    Church Militant ^ | March 12, 2019 | Chris Caldwell
    Theodore McCarrick has had longtime ties to Pope Francis stretching back decades, with both involved in a controversial seminary in Argentina. Evidence reveals McCarrick took multiple trips to Argentina, and a reliable source confirms that on at least one of those trips McCarrick personally visited Bergoglio in the apostolic nunciature. Public reports reveal that decades ago, McCarrick became heavily involved with the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE), founded in Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, a now known homosexual predator who, like McCarrick, sexually assaulted seminarians under his authority. The Vatican confirmed in 2016 that Buela had been credibly...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis meets, poses for photos with pro-homosexual ‘Catholic’ group

    03/11/2019 5:41:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 11, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis meets, poses for photos with pro-homosexual ‘Catholic’ group ROME, March 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis met with a pro-homosexual group which identifies itself as “Catholic” and posed with them for photos during the group’s visit to Rome last week.    The group, “LGBT+ Catholics Westminster”, promotes the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church and seeks to “rid Church and society of systemic, institutional homophobia.” The pro-homosexual group was appointed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, to provide pastoral care to Catholics who identify as homosexual. LGBT+ Catholics Westminster holds positions contrary to Catholic...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop under investigation for misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope

    03/11/2019 4:13:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 11, 2019 | Christopher Altieri
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope Francis Bishop Zanchetta joins the Pope and senior Vatican officials on the retreat despite being under investigation for sexual and financial wrongdoing The Catholic Herald has learned that a bishop currently under investigation for sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, including claims he had naked selfies and gay pornography on his phone, is on retreat with Pope Francis and other senior members of the Roman Curia. The bishop is Gustavo Zanchetta, emeritus of Orán, Argentina, and currently Assessor to the Administration of the Patrimony of the...
  • Pope: It's a mortal sin to exploit workers

    03/11/2019 10:33:28 AM PDT · by O6ret · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2019 | Breitbart
    Pope Francis railed against unjust employers Friday, saying it is hypocritical to go to church on Sunday and then exploit one’s workers. “Many Christians, even Catholics, who say they are practicing Catholics exploit people! They exploit their workers!” the pope said during his daily homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta Friday. They send them home at the beginning of summer to avoid having to pay benefits and then take them back again at the end, he explained. “And so many of these call themselves Catholics. They go to Mass on Sundays and then they do this. This is...
  • Pope Francis: Exploiting Workers Is a ‘Mortal Sin’

    03/11/2019 7:04:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | Thomas D Williams
    Pope Francis railed against unjust employers Friday, saying it is hypocritical to go to church on Sunday and then exploit one’s workers. “Many Christians, even Catholics, who say they are practicing Catholics exploit people! They exploit their workers!” the pope said during his daily homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta Friday. They send them home at the beginning of summer to avoid having to pay benefits and then take them back again at the end, he explained. “And so many of these call themselves Catholics. They go to Mass on Sundays and then they do this. This is...
  • Coalition of Concerned Catholics: We Won’t Give Another Dime

    03/09/2019 1:44:24 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 63 replies
    The Coalition of Concerned Catholics, a group of lay faithful primarily concerned with the dissent, heterodoxy and apostasy present in the Church, recently published an open letter to Bp. Felipe Estévez of the diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. They have given Church Militant permission to republish it in full. ******* His Excellency, Felipe Estevez, MA, STL, STD Bishop, Diocese of St. Augustine 11625 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258 Friday, March 1, 2019 Dear Bishop Estevez: As committed Catholics, we are concerned that not enough is being done globally about the abuse crisis in our Church. Presently, the issue...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/8/2019

    03/08/2019 3:56:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news from the UK....Tommy Robinson's "contempt of court" case for reporting outside a grooming gang trial involving Muslim defendants will go to trial on March 22nd..... Living proof of Venezuela's serious problems Thursday with a nationwide power outage.... A weekend of Yellow Vests rallies starting today in France. Its Week 17 of the Yellow Vests protests. A call for a weekend long presence at the Champs-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower starting this evening..... Some 36 nations led by Iceland including the 28 European Union nations have condemned Saudi Arabia for the killing of Saudi journalist...
  • Row Between Vatican, Italy Over Immigration Turns Personal

    02/02/2019 5:20:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/30/19 | Claire Giangrave
    ROME - It was Holy Thursday 2016 when Pope Francis visited to wash their feet in a symbolic gesture of welcome, but today over 500 immigrants staying at a welcoming center just north of Rome are being forced to leave as the Italian government tightens its grip on immigration. “The news of the eviction came out of the blue,” said Father Melchor José Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, in an interview with Crux. “They just began to bring everyone out and to take them to other centers,” he said. The closing date for...
  • Pope Francis Says Secret Archives On Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII Will Be Opened Early

    03/04/2019 11:22:33 AM PST · by Jaded · 67 replies
    MSN/ Time ^ | 3/4/19 | Billy Perrigo
    <p>Lake Turkana, KenyaHelicopter crash in Kenya kills four Americans and their pilot Dr. Walid FitaihiUS State Department confirms American citizen held in captivity in Saudi… Pope Pius XII © ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images Pope Pius XII Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican’s archives on controversial World War II-era pope Pius XII would be opened up eight years earlier than planned, in 2020, a move seen as an olive branch to Jews who have criticized the Vatican for not doing enough during the Holocaust.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Attempts to Overrule God

    03/01/2019 2:51:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 28, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    Pope Francis Attempts to Overrule God n a video message to something called the Seventh World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Francis once again attempts to impose his will on a matter of divine revelation, replacing what God has revealed with what he thinks on the matter.It is God who declares “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: For in the image of God made He man.” (Gen 9:6)  And it is God Who, as we read in the 20th chapter of Leviticus, dictated to Moses the death penalty for human sacrifice and other grave offenses against the...
  • Two thousand years of error? Pope Francis moves closer to calling death penalty intrinsically evil

    03/01/2019 12:41:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 1, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Two thousand years of error? Pope Francis moves closer to calling death penalty intrinsically evil Getty Images Diane Montagna Follow Diane Share on Facebook 465 Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 10 Share via Email Print this Page NewsCatholic Church, FaithFri Mar 1, 2019 - 9:51 am ESTTwo thousand years of error? Pope Francis moves closer to calling death penalty intrinsically evil Diane Montagna Follow Diane death penalty, edward feser, pope francis ROME, March 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has moved closer to calling the death penalty intrinsically evil but stopped short of doing so explicitly.  In a...
  • Pope Francis’ Summit On Clerical Sexual Abuse Was A Charade

    02/28/2019 10:32:52 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 28, 2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Vatican’s four-day summit on protecting minors ended Sunday with a whimper. There were no new “concrete, effective measures” to hold Catholic bishops accountable for ignoring and covering up sexual abuse, as Pope Francis had called for before the summit began. There were likewise no discussions of the link between sexual abuse and homosexuality among the clergy, the rampant abuse of adult seminarians by their superiors, or the case of disgraced former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Instead, the summit concluded with a 3,000-word speech by Francis that contained little of substance but was heavy on defensiveness and bureaucratese. Francis rattled off...
  • Church Pedophiles & Child Sex Trafficking Nests Intersect by The Thousands

    02/27/2019 7:49:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | February 27, 2019 | Corey Lynn
    Do not turn a blind eye. Pedophilia goes far beyond the walls of the church, and spreads much like the plague, infesting local communities and infiltrating daycares, schools, and foster care, while many remain protected by local community leaders and officials. Child sex trafficking and church pedophiles are rampant, and the lists being disseminated by churches across the country, pointing to pedophile priests and clergy, most of which have long been deceased, is a swift way to clean their hands of it, with false transparency. What they don’t want people to know, is just how far this truly reaches, and...