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  • ‘God made you gay’: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?

    05/21/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/20/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    ROME, May 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ alleged infelicitous counsel to a gay man, if not retracted, risks slowly killing the same-sex attracted by affirming them to death.   According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the world. Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

    05/20/2018 9:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Joseph ^ | May 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope Francis and the victims of Chilean Catholic sex-offender priest Fernando Karadima. One of the men abused by the priest, former seminarian Juan Carlos Cruz, described his meeting with Pope Francis. Jesuit priest James Martin posted a link to the interview on his social media accounts which included a translation of one comment made by the Pope to Cruz: In his recently published book, “Building...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

    05/20/2018 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depict him as a pervert as they accused him of lying about the...
  • What If Pope Francis Isn’t Catholic? (A Protestant reflection)

    05/20/2018 12:47:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 85 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03-20-2018 | Collin Hansen
    In her Nobel Prize-winning book Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich interviews scores of Russians who lament the loss of the Soviet Empire, even as they recount its horrors in excruciating detail. The Soviet Empire may have been barbaric, but at least they were great! The world feared them! They had defeated Hitler! (No thanks to the British and Americans.) Several unapologetic Soviets complain they lost their beloved empire without a shot. Why didn’t blood flow in the streets in her defense? They blame Mikhail Gorbachev. As one Soviet observes, the Communist system could withstand any challenge...
  • Priest Explains How Amoris Laetitia Was Really Written to ‘Normalize’ Homosexuality

    05/14/2018 6:38:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/14/18
    Editor's note: This analysis has been written by a priest who asked that it be published anonymously over concern of being disciplined for raising concerns about a papal document.May 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – I said it right from the beginning, when Amoris Laetitia was first published, with its infamous Chapter 8 that allows individual conscience to trump objective moral law and thus effectively eliminate the notion of intrinsic moral evil: The real issue is not Holy Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried. After all, Pope Francis had already streamlined the annulment process, to allow declarations of nullity which were...
  • If the Met Gala was Islam or Jewish-themed, all hell would break loose – [tr]

    05/08/2018 8:18:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2018 | Piers Morgan
    I have some breaking news. Next year's Met Gala is going to have an 'Islam' theme. Yes, guests in 2019 will be encouraged to wear skimpy, provocative dresses that 'celebrate' the Prophet Mohammad, Islamic clothing including hijabs and burqas, and the Koran. I can also reveal that the 2020 Met Gala will have a 'Jewish' theme. Yes, a bunch of celebrities and models will be posing for the world's paparazzi dressed in all manner of Jewish attire and regalia, including dressing up as Rabbis and wearing kippahs. Oh, wait. Neither of these things is actually going to happen. In fact,...
  • Rihanna Reigns With Pope-Inspired Dress at Met Gala

    05/08/2018 7:41:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Tariro Mzezewa
    Many celebrities flirted with the Met Gala theme this year — the influence of Catholicism on fashion — but no one took it on as fearlessly as Rihanna, who dressed like the female pope the Vatican’s never had. She wore a white beaded Margiela corset mini dress under a full skirt, with a beaded bishop’s hat to match. The outfit was accessorized with a pearl anklet and a bejeweled crucifix necklace. Rihanna’s hat was reminiscent of the papal tiaras worn by popes from the medieval era until the mid-1960s. The last papal tiara — a bejeweled, three-­tiered gold and silver...
  • Celebs — and Mitt Romney — culturally appropriate Catholicism at the #MetGala [tr]

    05/08/2018 6:22:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 7, 2018 | Greg P.
    The Met Gala — known as “fashion’s biggest night out” is taking place right now in New York City with this year’s theme as “Heavenly bodies: Fashion and the Catholic imagination”:
  • Why Pope Francis's Call to Ban Weapons Would Destroy the West

    05/08/2018 8:51:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What would happen if the world took Pope Francis's advice (via a tweet)? "Do we really want peace?  Then let's ban all weapons so we don't have to live in fear of war," said the pontiff. Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018 While on the surface, the disappearance of all weapons might suggest the inability to do violence, in reality, it would mean the certain annihilation of the West as a civilization. For starters, the pope seems to forget that...
  • Pope Francis: The Vicar of Virtue-Signaling

    05/06/2018 9:12:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2018 | By Brian C. Joondeph
    "Vicar of Christ" is a historic description of bishops and popes, originally representing the "earthly manifestation of Christ."  The bishop of Rome, or the pope, is the modern-day example of the vicar of Christ.  He is currently known as Pope Francis, the 266th pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope from outside Europe since the 8th century. The outspoken Pope Francis is a proponent of social justice, perhaps influenced by his youth in Buenos Aires or a stint as a night club bouncer before joining the seminary.  He speaks passionately about climate change, immigration, and now guns.  Is the pope virtue-signaling?...
  • SHAME IN LIVERPOOL: The bishop denies spiritual assistance to Alfie

    04/30/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies
    The New Daily Compass (trans) La Nuova ^ | 4/26/2018 | img Riccardo Cascioli
    (April 26, Two days before Alfie Evans' death, an Italian newspaper recounts the moral failure of the Catholic Hierarchy of Britain) Doctors and judges have already denied Alfie's right to life and his parents' freedom of movement. Now the Archbishop of Liverpool and Cardinal Nichols have expelled from the hospital Father Gabriele Brusco, the Italian priest who had run to Alfie's bedside on April 16th, given the unavailability of any local priest. The Archbishop of Liverpool goes to Rome to reassure the Pope about the bravery of the doctors of the Alder Hey Hospital and the correctness of the British...
  • Hospital That Yanked Alfie Evans’ Life Support Was Once Caught Selling Children’s Organs

    04/30/2018 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    The hospital that was at the center of the controversy over Alfie Evans and ultimately yanked his life support was once embroiled in a controversy surrounding the selling of children’s organs after surgery. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in London came under considerable criticism after fighting with Alfie’s parents for months and withdrawing off his life support without their consent following a massive legal battle. The hospital came under additional criticism when it did not feed it Alfie for longer than 24 hours after removing his life support. But this is not the first time Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has been...
  • The Catholic Crisis The Catholic Crisis - To Change the Church, by Ross Douthat - (BestReview)

    04/27/2018 5:59:19 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | Apr. 17, 2018 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Ross Douthat has written perhaps the most important Catholic book in the era of Pope Francis, which began in 2013. To Change the Church is thoughtful, penetrating, and graced with an ironic touch and gentle humor. It is also terribly difficult for a faithful Catholic to review, as it is acutely critical of the pope. A disclaimer, then: Pope Francis is a holy man, for Catholics his teaching authority is infallible, and nothing contained here should be taken for filial impiety or disloyalty. Yet as Douthat notes, the principal duty of a Catholic isn’t to the pope but “to the...
  • Here Is What Pope Francis Told Crying Boy Who Asked Whether His Atheist Father Is in Heaven

    04/20/2018 7:54:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/20/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis was tasked on Sunday with answering a challenging question by a little boy, who asked whether his late atheist father, described as a "good" person, is in Heaven. According to Catholic news site Aleteia, the encounter took place when the Vatican leader was meeting with parishioners of St. Paul of the Cross before celebrating Mass. A boy identified only by the name Emanuele was invited to whisper a question he had for Francis, which he did, but was too overcome with emotion to repeat it in public. The pontiff then shared with the parishioners what Emanuele had whispered...
  • Pope Francis: A Pelagian Lutheran

    04/19/2018 2:55:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 130 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 18, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    "Then the poor child, commanded by Bergoglio to come up and whisper in his ear, was practically dragged up to the papal chair where, now crying, he was induced to hug the Pope like a department store Santa Claus."Editor’s Note: Another issue of The Remnant brings you yet another diagnosis of what Pope Bergoglio has done this week to undermine the Faith. To readers who may wonder why we ought to continue this exercise we would answer: We have no choice in the matter. The current occupant of the Chair of Peter is mounting a determined assault an every aspect...
  • German Bishops: Pope Francis Is Fine With Protestant Communion

    04/19/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Aprii 19, 2018 | Gloria TV
    German Bishops: Pope Francis Is Fine With Protestant Communion The press speaker of the German bishops writing on (April 19) has denied that the Vatican rejected the decision of the German bishops to give communion to Protestants. According to him reports which say the opposite, are “false”. The denial confirms that Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx will be meeting Pope Francis to discuss the matter. The outcome of the meeting is predictable: Francis will create confusion allowing all parties to claim that he is on their side while accepting Protestant Communion. Protestant Communion has been imposed in the "Catholic" Church...
  • Apostolic Exhortation or Aggravation?

    04/15/2018 10:24:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/18 | David Martin
    In Gaudete et Exsultate, Francis--who has abetted anti-life, betrayed the underground Church in China, sacked loyal priests, empowered homosexuals, rewarded abortionists, praised heretics, blessed adultery, profaned the Eucharist, and denied dogma In an apparent move to rebut conservative allegations that the pope has been denying tenets of the Faith—a crisis that culminated during Holy Week with the pope’s alleged denial of hell and the immortality of the soul—Pope Francis on April 8 issued his newest Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad), in which he bewails the “defamation and slander” being spread online by traditional Roman Catholic journalists...
  • French student beaten for defending gay couple given private audience with Pope

    04/11/2018 8:08:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 11 April 2018 16:45 CEST+02:00
    Pope Francis held a private audience Wednesday with a French student critically injured in 2016 defending a gay couple who were kissing in the street in the French city of Lyon. “An incredible encounter with an exceptional man… I am thinking of you all on this special day for me. I leave full of strength, courage and hope,” the 20-year-old wrote on the Facebook page of the association «Je soutiens Marin» (“I support Marin”), created by his parents and followed by nearly 200,000 people. On 11 November 2016, Marin, then a third-year university student studying law and political science, came...
  • ‘Rebuke to…anti-abortion activists’: World media reacts to Pope’s new doc

    04/10/2018 5:30:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 10, 2018 | Clare Chretian
    A number of prominent media outlets noticed how sharply Pope Francis veered from the positions of his predecessors by labeling immigration as important of an issue as abortion in his new exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate. And leftist clerics and Church observers, like Father James Martin, S.J., celebrated the exhortation for its jabs at pro-life, doctrine-supporting Catholics. “Caring for migrants and the poor is as holy a pursuit as opposing abortion, Pope Francis declared in a major document issued by the Vatican on Monday morning,” Jason Horowitz at the New York Times began. “Pushing back against conservative critics within the church...
  • Why Is American Catholic Leadership Ignoring the Catechism on Immigration?

    04/07/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/07/2018 | Megan Fox
    A few Sundays ago I was encouraged to take a flyer after mass detailing the Catholic position on DACA and immigration. I'll spare you the details, but it is basically amnesty. But is that really the Catholic position on immigration? Is it true that in order to be a good Catholic one must delete the borders of a nation and welcome in any person at any time for any reason without reserve? Nonsense.I know I'm not the only one in the laity who rolls her eyes at the messaging coming from the American bishops on this issue. Sarah Hoyt...