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  • [Barf Alert] Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the Death of George Floyd

    05/31/2020 4:59:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. ^ | May 31, 2020 | Wilting Gregory
    [Barf Alert] Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the Death of George Floyd WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s statement on the Memorial Day death of George Floyd is below:In astonishment, we are seeing the reactions of people across the United States as they express feelings of frustration, hurt, and anger in their cry for justice for George Floyd, whom we painfully watched being suffocated in front of our eyes on video in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past week.Many of us remember similar incidents in our history that accompanied the Civil Rights Movement, where we repeatedly saw Black...
  • Cardinal Calls for Choosing People Over Economy as Argentina’s Lockdown Extended

    05/26/2020 5:12:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/26/20 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina - During a liturgy on Tuesday marking the revolution that led to Argentina’s independence, the cardinal of Buenos Aires issued a strong message of support for the nationwide measures imposed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “We all know that defending the people means an economic meltdown. It would be sad if we opted for the opposite,” said Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, handpicked by Pope Francis to replace him as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Speaking during a Te Deum - a traditional Church service for thanksgiving - the cardinal referred to the pandemic as “a virus...
  • Vatican Bank Says It Holds No Investments in Fossil Fuels

    05/24/2020 4:36:54 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    ROME — The director general of the Vatican bank, Gian Franco Mammì, confirmed this week that the institution holds no investments in the fossil fuel industry, apparently in response to challenges from climate change activists.Mr. Mammì told the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter that the Vatican bank follows the same practices as other European banking institutions, investing in treasury instruments rather than private equities. In recent months, the Vatican has been plagued with a series of financial scandals, a number of which involved questionable investments.The Italian daily Corriere della Sera revealed in December that the Vatican’s Secretariat of State had invested...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/11/2017 6:38:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 8/11/17 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • Bp. Schneider: Today’s public worship bans are like ‘times of systematic Christian persecution’

    05/14/2020 4:47:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 14, 2020 | Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    Bp. Schneider: Today’s public worship bans are like ‘times of systematic Christian persecution’ Editor’s note: Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, one of the signers of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s “Appeal for the Church and the World,” responds to sharp criticism that the Appeal has generated. May 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — On May 8, 2020, a document titled “Appeal for the Church and the World: to Catholics and all people of good will” was published. Its initial signatories included, among others, three cardinals, nine bishops, eleven doctors, twenty-two journalists, and thirteen lawyers. It is...
  • Pope Francis Opens May 14th Chrislam World Day of Prayer for Humanity by Commanding His One World Religion Followers to Pray to their Gods

    05/14/2020 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    nteb ^ | 5/14/20 | Geoffrey Grider
    This article will be mostly videos, so if you are reading this via our subscription service you will need to click and come to the site so you can see and hear what I am talking about for yourselves. Pope Francis has launched his World Day Of Prayer For Humanity, organized by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity which he also created back in 2019. This is absolutely the beginnings of the One World Religion foretold of in scripture. At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis appealed for the Chrislam Day of Prayer on 14 May launched by the Higher...
  • Catholics Condemn Pope’s ‘Sacrilege,’ ‘Blasphemy’

    05/13/2020 10:38:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 13, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Catholics Condemn Pope’s ‘Sacrilege,’ ‘Blasphemy’ Further globalist push for 'One World Religion' VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis' call for a multifaith day of prayer asking God "to end this pandemic" has provoked a blistering backlash, with thousands of Catholics accusing the pontiff of "syncretism," "blasphemy" and "sacrilege."      Vatican News is promoting the "syncretistic" event "I would like to remind you that on May 14, believers of every religion are invited to unite themselves spiritually in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic," the pontiff announced Tuesday. ...
  • ‘Politically correct’ modifications to prayers do not help the Church to know the truth

    05/12/2020 2:02:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 12, 2020 | Peter Kwasniewski
    ‘Politically correct’ modifications to prayers do not help the Church to know the truth In the reformed liturgy, to the detriment of the people, the language is softer and 'nicer.' May 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) -- If one pays close attention to the differences between older (pre-Vatican II) and newer (post-Vatican II) prayers that are supposed to be for the same intention, one sees ample evidence of a disturbing tendency: the “doctoring” of prayers to say something softer and “nicer” than they used to say. This was no mere accident; it was part of a deliberate program to encourage a vaguer...
  • Vatican cardinal in row over claim that virus hurts religion

    05/08/2020 9:14:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2020 | Nicole Winfield
    Vatican cardinal in row over claim that virus hurts religion ROME — A petition signed by some conservative Catholics claiming the coronavirus is an overhyped “pretext” to deprive the faithful of Mass and impose a new world order has run into a hitch. The highest-ranking signatory, Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Vatican’s liturgy office, claims he never signed the petition. But the archbishop who spearheaded it said Friday that Sarah was fully on board, and he has the recorded phone conversations to prove it.
  • Vatican Urges Catholics to Share Ramadan

    05/03/2020 12:25:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 84 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 2, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican Urges Catholics to Share Ramadan Historian of jihad slams Holy See's surrender to Islam VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is encouraging Christians to join in the Islamic iftar 'ritual' meal on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Ramadan.  In a Ramadan greeting to "Muslim brothers and sisters" Friday, the Vatican dicastery called upon Christians and Muslims to "protect together" mosques and churches and quoted the prophet Isaiah 56:7 affirming that "a place of worship of any religion therefore is 'a house of prayer.'" Pope Francis and Sheikh Al-Tayyeb in Abu Dhabi "For us, your Christian...
  • Key player in Vatican’s COVID-19 task force pushes environmentalism

    04/29/2020 9:13:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 28, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Key player in Vatican’s COVID-19 task force pushes environmentalism Fr. Augusto Zampini Davies claimed the pandemic came about because of the way 'we treat animals and how we treat nature.' ROME, Italy, April 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A key leader of the Vatican’s coronavirus task force, Father Augusto Zampini Davies from Argentina, wants to use the current pandemic for pushing environmental issues. Zampini “sees the need for conversion and ‘radical change’” regarding humanity’s attitude toward the environment. According to America Magazine, Zampini “is convinced that such change ‘is possible’ now after people’s experience of the pandemic and the lockdown.” He...
  • Cardinal Burke criticizes Vatican for thanking China but not Taiwan

    04/22/2020 6:41:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 21, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    Cardinal Burke criticizes Vatican for thanking China but not Taiwan Both China and Taiwan donated medical supplies to the Vatican. VATICAN CITY, April 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke has criticized the Holy See for publicly thanking communist China for its generosity but remaining silent about Taiwan’s after both nations donated much-needed medical supplies to the Vatican. “Something is badly wrong’’ with China seemingly enjoying “a place of privilege with the Vatican,’’ Burke told The Australian.  “The Holy See made a point to praise the People’s Republic of China for sending masks and medical equipment to the Vatican, while...
  • Vatican snubs Taiwan but thanks Communist China for medical supplies

    04/18/2020 9:20:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 17, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    Vatican snubs Taiwan but thanks Communist China for medical supplies The Holy See praised the (Red) Chinese government while ignoring a gift of 280K medical masks from the Taiwanese people. VATICAN CITY, April 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Although both Communist China and Taiwan have donated much-needed medical supplies to the Vatican as the coronavirus has overwhelmed the Italian peninsula, the Holy See publicly thanked China for its generosity but has remained silent about Taiwan’s.  “In recent days, donations of medical supplies have arrived from China to the Vatican Pharmacy,” said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office, who indicated...
  • Vatican Thanks China but Not Taiwan for Donated Medical Supplies

    04/17/2020 6:34:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 15 replies
    Breitbart - health ^ | 4-17-2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    ROME — Both China and Taiwan have donated masks and medical supplies to the Vatican in recent days but while the Vatican thanked China publicly it has kept silent over Taiwan’s generosity. As Breitbart News reported, on April 9 the Vatican issued a glowing public statement thanking the People’s Republic of China for donations of medical supplies to combat the spread of the coronavirus, calling the gesture a sign of China’s “solidarity” with the Holy See. (snip) On April 14, Taiwan’s Embassy to the Holy See released a statement announcing they had donated 280,000 medical masks to the Vatican, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s new special Mass for pandemic doesn’t mention God’s wrath, unlike original

    04/07/2020 4:39:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 7, 2020 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s new special Mass for pandemic doesn’t mention God’s wrath, unlike original Original votive Mass for 'times of pestilence' asks for deliverance from 'the scourge of Thy wrath' April 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Congregation of Divine Worship, invoking the authority delegated to it by Pope Francis, has issued a text for a special votive mass for pandemics that departs from ancient liturgical tradition by omitting any reference to divine wrath and chastisement for sins. The new “Mass in Time of Pandemic,” was issued in response to popular request during the current COVID-19 crisis. Unlike the Traditional Latin...
  • Vatican Academies Call for Global Response to Pandemic, Ask Govts to Reduce ‘Nationalistic Interests’

    04/03/2020 5:58:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/31/20 | Jeanne Smits
    A statement from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Science fails to mention God.March 31, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A joint statement issued by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) on March 20 gives interesting insights into the priorities of the Vatican regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Under the heading “Responding to the Pandemic, Lessons for Future Actions and Changing Priorities,” the scientific bodies attached to the Catholic Church reveal much of their globalist mindset while remaining totally silent with regard to the Catholic faith. There is not a...
  • Europe Day: Cardinal Hollerich Urges EU to Fight Covid-19 and Nationalism

    05/12/2020 6:02:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    On Europe Day, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich urges European leaders to show solidarity in the struggle to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat of resurgent nationalism.Europe is marking the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration on Saturday, which set in motion events that eventually led to the creation of the European Union. For the occasion, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich spent the day in the Luxembourg village of Schengen, where the declaration was signed on 9 May 1950. He lit a candle "for the future of Europe and its citizens, in the context of the current Covid-19 crisis." (See video below) With...
  • The Red Pope

    05/08/2020 9:54:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Remnant Newpaper ^ | May 7, 2020 | Elizabeth Yore
    The Red Pope Francis has cast his lot with the Communists and red smoke enshrouds the Catholic Church. In the words of Cardinal Joseph Zen, Francis “delivered the Church into the hands of the enemy.”________“Nobody has any illusion about Red determination to eliminate all religion.” - Shanghai Bishop James E. Walsh, Imprisoned by the CCP for 12 years (1958-70) for refusing to join the Patriotic Church.ON MARCH 13, 2013, white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling a newly elected pontiff. Cheers erupted from the crowd in St. Peter’s Square, “Habemus Papa.” On that portentous spring evening, the...
  • Catholic Bishop Says Stopping Abortion Should be a “Priority.” So Don’t Vote for Joe Biden

    05/08/2020 10:13:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | May 7, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Joe Biden has embraced an increasingly radical pro-abortion position that contradicts his so-called Catholic faith. Presumed to be the Democrat presidential nominee, Biden recently abandoned his opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions and promised to codify Roe v. Wade into law. Last week, he went even further and called the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. His anti-life position should disqualify him as a viable candidate for Catholic voters. As Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said, and Pope Francis later confirmed, the abortion issue should be a “preeminent priority” for every Catholic voter. The...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Lays Off One-Third of Its Staff, Cutting 285 Employees

    05/08/2020 10:09:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 7, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Even the abortion chain Planned Parenthood is struggling during the coronavirus crisis. Its Greater New York affiliate recently admitted that it had to lay off nearly one third of its staff this spring as patient visits dropped by more than half, Crain’s New York Business reports. This is good news for life. Planned Parenthood’s “core mission” is abortions, and abortions are not essential or necessary. They are life-destroying procedures that kill unborn babies and often harm mothers. According to the report, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York laid off 135 employees and furloughed or reduced the hours for 150 more....