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  • The Day Andrew Cuomo Got Religion

    08/12/2018 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Who could have predicted back in 1928 that Al Smith's successor as governor of New York would be explaining his advancement of legislation by his "solidarity" with the pope?  Back then, poor Governor Smith was defeated in his run for president in part by anti-Catholic fears that he represented a "Romish Peril," not least by way of a transatlantic tunnel between Washington and the Vatican.  A vote for Al Smith would put America under the dictatorship of the pope. So when Governor Andrew Cuomo, literally on the same day Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases, introduced...
  • International Red Cross warns of food crisis in North Korea

    08/11/2018 5:31:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    As negotiations continue over President Trump’s demand that North Korea junk its nuclear weapons and missile programs, Kim Jong-un’s bargaining position ay be weakening. Reuters reports: A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday. The world’s largest disaster relief network warned of a risk of a “full-blown food security crisis” in the isolated country, where a famine in the mid-1990s killed up to three million people. It said the worrying situation...
  • Argentina braces for abortion vote

    08/08/2018 6:22:20 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 08 08 18 | Claire Mufson
    The Senate in deeply Catholic Argentina has begun a session to debate and vote on a bill legalising elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Argentina, the homeland of Pope Francis, is still a very religious society. The Catholic and Evangelical churches have long exerted a strong political and cultural influence. Between 350,000 and 500,000 illegal abortions are performed each year in Argentina. Argentinas health ministry has estimated that hundreds of women die from secret, unsafe procedures, making it the leading cause of maternal death. An additional 45,000 to 60,000 women are hospitalised each year due to complications....
  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Pope Francis vs. the Catholic Church

    08/07/2018 4:53:15 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The Remnant ^ | August 7, 2018
    RTV's 'Sunday Sermons from South St. Paul' blows the lid off Pope Francis's attempt to change the constant teaching of the Catholic Church on capital punishment. In what surely must be one of the most courageous sermons of 2018, this diocesan priest takes the gloves off and asks: "What's it going to be? The constant teaching established by Scripture, doctors and fathers of the Church, sainted popes and God Himself? Or that which rests on the whim of Pope Francis, who seems to think the Catholic Churchs binding teaching is whatever his opinion happens to be." God help us, what...
  • The Catholic Catechism Has Changed: Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

    08/06/2018 9:10:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/06/2018 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    The Vatican announced on Thursday that Pope Francis had approved formal alterations to Catholic teaching that clarify the death penalty is unacceptable. The section of the Catholic Catechism which deals with capital punishment will now read: "Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good. Today, however, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious penal sanctions imposed...
  • Pope Francis Decrees Death Penalty Inadmissible

    08/04/2018 10:35:26 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies
    www.usnews.com ^ | 08/05/2018 | Alan Neuhauser
    Pope Francis on Thursday declared that capital punishment is "inadmissible" and against Catholic teachings, significantly altering the church's stance on the death penalty. The catechism had previously held that the death penalty could be admissible "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor." Francis immediate predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, had expressed opposition to executions but maintained that they were acceptable in certain circumstances. Pope Francis, however, essentially found that that view was outdated. The shift also represents the latest move by Pope Francis that would appear to...
  • Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is inadmissible

    08/02/2018 6:47:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 212 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2018 | Chico Harlan
    ROME Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching to fully reject the death penalty, the Vatican announced Thursday, saying it would work to abolish capital punishment worldwide. The change addresses several sentences of the catechism, the compendium of Catholic teaching, but it sharply amplifies the churchs opposition against one of the worlds most debated policies. The churchs updated teaching states that capital punishment is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person. Previously, the church allowed for the death penalty in very rare cases, only as a means of defending human lives against...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Popes change to Catechism contradicts natural law and the deposit of Faith

    08/02/2018 10:59:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSIte News | August 2, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    August 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) In the boldest and most reckless move to date in a pontificate that was already out of control and sowing confusion on a massive scale, the Vatican has announced Pope Franciss substitution, in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, of a new doctrine on capital punishment. Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Church for 2,000 years have upheld the intrinsic legitimacy of the death penalty for grave crimes against the common good of Church or State. There had never been any doubt in the minds of anyone on this subject. It was...
  • Pope Francis: Sacrificing Children for Career Is Modern Idolatry

    08/01/2018 5:51:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/01/2018 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    Modern idolatry takes many forms, Pope Francis said Wednesday, including not having children in order to advance ones career. Idols demand a cult and rituals, the pope said at his weekly General Audience in Saint Peters Square. People bow down before them and sacrifice everything. In antiquity, human sacrifices were made to idols, but even today people sacrifice their children for their career, neglecting them or simply not generating them. Children are not the only sacrifice laid on the altar of idols, the pope continued, and ones career is not the only idol on offer. Beauty demands human sacrifices. Fame...
  • Petition started for new Irish referendum targeting Catholic schools

    07/22/2018 12:09:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | July 21, 2108 | Charles Collings
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - In the wake of Irelands May 25 referendum legalizing abortion in the country, the Irish Labour Party has started a petition seeking a referendum to end religious schools in the country.Unlike in the United States, the government funds religious schools in Ireland, and about 96 percent of elementary schools in the country are under the patronage of a religious group, and approximately 90 percent of these schools are run by the Catholic Church.Its time for a national conversation about how we achieve a modern, secular and equality-based education system for the Ireland of today, and what...
  • SOURCE: PDT has made his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice.

    07/08/2018 6:06:49 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 267 replies
    Twitter ^ | Twitter.com/OfficeofMike | Michael J Morrison
    This guy is followed by Cernovich, Posobiec and James Woods. I know at least Cern and Posobiec are pretty well connected with the Trump Admin, so I think this is somewhat solid. We'll know for sure in 24h.
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/07/2018 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says progress is being made in talks with North Korea on tearing down the country's nuclear program. The North Korean state media is reporting that the United States made unreasonable demands and was using "gangster-like" tactics. Mainstream media reports were presenting the notion that President Trump's policy towards North Korea is not working. But the North Korean government media praised President Trump and wants talks to continue. Speaking to the media in Tokyo minutes ago at a joint news conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that...
  • Catholic Bishop: Europe Migrant Crisis Orchestrated by International Powers

    07/07/2018 12:33:15 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2018 | Thomas D. Williams PH.D.
    The Catholic church is being used as a pawn in a well-orchestrated plan to radically alter the Christian identity of European nations through mass migration, said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a bombshell interview last week. Schneider, who serves as auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, told the Italian daily Il Giornale that the current migrant crisis represents a plan orchestrated and prepared for a long time by international powers to radically alter the Christian and national identity of the peoples of Europe. To achieve their objectives, these powers abuse the true concept of humanism and even the Christian commandment of charity,...
  • Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage

    07/06/2018 2:21:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of rubble, deserts and refuse. Francis made the appeal at a Vatican conference marking the third anniversary of his landmark environmental encyclical Praise Be. The document, meant to spur action at the 2015 Paris climate conference, called for a paradigm shift in humanitys relationship with Mother Nature. n his remarks, Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and...
  • Pope Denounces Trumps Border Policy as 'Immoral' but Hailed Fidel Castro

    06/23/2018 12:04:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border…Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents 'contrary to our Catholic values' and 'immoral.'" (Reuters, June 20, 2018)“During their meeting the Pope thanked comrade Fidel Castro for his contributions to world peace in a world saturated with hate and aggression." (Cuba’s Communist party paper, Sept 21st 2015.)“What?!” Nikita Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei. “Is he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war?! That...
  • Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

    06/20/2018 8:12:15 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administrations policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the worlds immigration problems.
  • Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics Did Not Receive Support from Rome in Abortion Battle

    06/16/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Irelands recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex marriage is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly Sieci magazine. In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like before the previous referendum on so-called same-sex marriage, people fighting in these battles did not receive support from Rome, said the cardinal, and [its own] bishops themselves defended moral principles too weakly. Burke called what happened in Ireland evidence of an...
  • 500 British Priests Issue Statement Upholding Humanae Vitae

    06/16/2018 5:32:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/14/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Nearly 500 British priests have issued a statement upholding Humanae Vitae and proposing it as the key to healing society, amid reports of moves within the Vatican to water down its teaching and accommodate the Church to modern trends. In a letter released to the Catholic press on June 14 (see full letter below), the group of priests from Great Britain state that the Churchs perennial teaching on human sexuality should be at the forefront in re-building a culture of life, and stress its importance for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The initiative, called Humanae...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan slams Trump immigration crackdown as ""unbiblical "

    06/16/2018 6:55:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 79 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 15, 2018
    . Cardinal Timothy Dolan blasted the Trump administrations policy of separating kids from their parents on Friday night, calling it un-American and unbiblical. The White House got into holy hot water this week when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and press secretary Sander Huckabee Sanders both referenced scripture to claim the administration has the moral authority to forcibly take kids away from parents if they cross the southern border illegally. I mean, thats just unjust. Thats un-American and unbiblical, Dolan, leader of New York Citys 2.8 million Catholics, told CNN on Friday night. Sessions specifically cited the Apostle Paul who in...
  • Judge again blocks transgender military ban from taking effect

    06/16/2018 6:32:39 PM PDT · by Revel · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06-15-18 | Rebecca Kheel
    A federal court on Friday again said the Trump administration cannot implement its ban on most transgender military service while a lawsuit against it proceeds. The status quo shall remain steady as she goes, and the preliminary injunction shall remain in full force and effect nationwide, Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington wrote Friday. In doing so, Pechman quoted the top Navy admiral, who told a Senate panel in April that its been steady as she goes since transgender people have been allowed to serve openly. Pechman is one of four federal...