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  • Pope Benedict XVI Says Church is ‘on the Verge of Capsizing’

    07/15/2017 5:51:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/15/17 | Claire Chretien
    July 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Benedict XVI sent a sobering message at the funeral of Cardinal Joachim Meisner today, saying he was moved at the dubia cardinal's ability to "live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing." The Church "stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination," Pope Benedict said in a message read by...
  • London hospital decides against being 'that killer hospital'

    07/10/2017 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2015 | Monica Showalter
    In the mother of all face-saving, the London hospital that had originally planned to kill off baby Charlie Gard, "for his own good," has seen the light and decided not to pull the plug. They will even allow this baby, with his very rare genetic condition, known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, to be treated with an experimental therapy offered freely from the United States. "Two international hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment," the hospital said in the statement. "And we...
  • Pope Francis, Defender of Islam

    07/10/2017 9:16:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 10, 2017 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Pope Francis received a noteworthy honor last week when Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, thanked him for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism.” Has any other Pope of Rome in the history of Christianity ever been heralded as a “defender of Islam”? Of course not. But the Catholic Church has come a long way since the days of Pope Callixtus III, who vowed in 1455 to “exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet in the East.” If time travel could be arranged and...
  • Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World’

    07/08/2017 10:35:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 8, 2017 | 10:17 AM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America—and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad’s Syria—have “a distorted vision of the world”—“una visione distorta del mondo,” as reportetd in Italian by La Repubblica. […] As transclated into English by Agence France Presse, which picked up the story, Pope Francis told La Repubblica: “I worry about very dangerous alliances between powers which have a distorted vision of the world: America and Russia, China and North Korea, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and (Syria’s Bashar al-) Assad over the war in Syria.” “The danger...
  • Vatican police break up drug-fuelled gay orgy at home of secretary of Pope Francis's key adviser

    07/06/2017 12:37:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/06/2017 | By JULIAN ROBINSON
    Vatican police 'break up drug-fuelled gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers' Raid at flat belonging to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithOccupant of flat was allegedly secretary to Cardinal Francesco CoccopalmerioCoccopalmerio heads Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and is a key adviser to the Pope Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported.The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical...
  • Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

    07/05/2017 10:58:04 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 July 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported. The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.
  • Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

    07/05/2017 11:25:11 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 19 replies
    Ukdailymail ^ | 5 Jul, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported. The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.
  • Pope Francis Ousts Another Vatican Conservative

    07/03/2017 3:28:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    For the second time in a week, Pope Francis has removed a conservative Vatican powerhouse who opposed his warming of Roman Catholic orthodoxy.The Vatican announced Saturday that the Pope would not be renewing the five-year appointment of Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, basically the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog. Muller, a 69-year-old was appointed by fellow German Pope Benedict XVI. As Cardinal Ratzinger, Benedict had also headed that Congregation under Pope John Paul II.The ouster of Cardinal Muller is one of this Pope’s most important decisions yet since his 2013 election...
  • Australian Cardinal, a Top Adviser to Pope, Is Charged With Sexual Assault

    06/28/2017 5:59:01 PM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-28-2017 | JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
    SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s senior Roman Catholic prelate, and one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, has been charged with sexual assault, the police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. The prelate, Cardinal George Pell, became the highest-ranking Vatican official in recent years to face criminal charges involving accusations of sexual offenses. “Cardinal Pell has been charged on summons, and he is required to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court” on July 18, Shane Patton, the deputy police commissioner, said at a news conference. The charges were served on the cardinal’s legal representatives in Melbourne. Commissioner Patton said...
  • 4 Cardinals Request That Pope Clarify Stance on Divorce, Remarriage

    06/26/2017 1:47:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Four theologically conservative cardinals have sent a new letter to Pope Francis asking for the head of the 1 billion-strong Roman Catholic Church to clarify his stance on divorce and remarriage. (Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the faithful at the St. Peter's Square in Rome.Posted by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister to his blog earlier this week, the letter was signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, emeritus archbishop of Bologna, on behalf of himself and the other three cardinals and was sent in late April amid confusion in the church body.At issue was the release in April...
  • Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his ‘focus’

    06/19/2017 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has doubled down in defending a new member appointed by Pope Francis to the Academy who has argued that abortion should be legal until “18 weeks after conception.” Paglia said that while the appointee’s pro-abortion stance is “not my personal position, and much less the Academy,” he nevertheless defended the recent selection of pro-abortion University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar.
  • Pro-life Pick for Prez, Pro-Death Pick for Pope

    06/19/2017 11:59:05 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    The Remnant ^ | June 14, 2017 | Michael Matt
    Pro-life Pick for Prez, Pro-Death Pick for PopeLast week, President Donald Trump appointed a longstanding advocate of abstinence sex education to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and leftwing groups are furious. Valerie Huber, co-founder and president/CEO of Ascend – an organization that promotes abstinence sex education, an approach that normalizes sexual delay – has been appointed as chief of staff to the assistant secretary for health at HHS, under Secretary Tom Price.
  • Jesuit scholar rips pope for concessions to Islam

    06/18/2017 8:41:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    A Jesuit scholar with expertise in Islam is explaining why Muslims are terroristic and is warning members of his faith not to be taken in by the “liberal-left ideology” that advocates “tolerance” and “concessions.” The verdict and warning comes from Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, who was interviewed by the National Catholic Register. First, the reason for the terrorism is simple, said Boulad, 85, whose relative, Father Samir Khalil Samir, also is a Jesuit scholar of Islam. The Quran orders Muslims to inflict “terror.” *snip* The church should not defend Islam “at all costs” and seek to “exonerate...
  • Venezuela Bishops Give Pope “Cruel” Realities

    06/12/2017 10:06:46 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Latin american Herald Tribune ^ | June 12,2017 | Charlette Sosa
    At their “request,” Pope Francis met Venezuela’s top bishops Thursday. Discussions centered on the country’s growing political unrest against a “cruelly” repressive government. Six bishops, including Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) President Archbishop Diego Padrón Sánchez of Cumaná, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, and Cardinal Baltazar Porras Cardozo of Mérida came to tell His Holiness the “very direct, crude, realistic view of the situation we are going through.” The Vatican’s daily bulletin listed the meeting but without specific details. “The situation is very, very grave,” Urosa Savino told Crux Tuesday. “What we see is a people who are suffering, who...
  • Venezuela's bishops let the pope have it on the reality of life under socialism

    06/12/2017 8:05:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2017 | Monica Showalter
    It probably wasn't easy but Venezuela's bishops have managed to buttonhole Pope Francis for a rundown on the facts of life in Marxist Venezuela. At their “request,” Pope Francis met Venezuela’s top bishops Thursday. Discussions centered on the country’s growing political unrest against a “cruelly” repressive government. So it was the bishops who had to ask or else they'd go unheard. That they even had to ask is evidence of how opaque the pope has been about the nightmare engulfing the retrograde communist country. “The situation is very, very grave,” [Venezuelan Cardinal Jorge] Urosa Savino told Crux Tuesday. “What...
  • This Vatican adviser is moving Catholics toward LGBT inclusion

    06/06/2017 3:53:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jonathan Merritt
    In 1992, the Vatican under Pope John Paul II published the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which stated, among many other things, that “homosexual tendencies” are “objectively disordered.” One of the principal theologians who shaped the document was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would succeed John Paul II as Pope Benedict XVI. He too would take a hard-line stance against homosexuality. Two decades later, Pope Francis has signaled what many believe to be a softening on the matter.In 2013, when asked about gay priests, he famously replied, “Who am I to judge?” He has continued to call for the Catholic Church to treat LGBT people with dignity and...
  • Vatican message to Muslims calls for “global ecological conversion”

    Vatican message to Muslims calls for “global ecological conversion” Diane Montagna | Jun 02, 2017 Mohd Rasfan / AFP Share 58 Comment 2 Print The Vatican’s annual message to Muslims for Ramadan focuses on care for the environment VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has sent Muslims throughout the world a special message for Ramadan and for the feast of ‘Id al-Fitr, which this year falls around June 24.The message, called ‘Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home,’ is based on Pope Francis’ letter to all humanity on the need to care for the environment, Laudato Si’.Issued by the Pontifical...
  • Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face - official

    06/01/2017 2:34:17 PM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican, which under Pope Francis' insistence has strongly backed the Paris climate change deal, would see a U.S. exit as a slap in the face and a "disaster for everyone," a senior official said on Thursday. At their meeting last month, the pope gave U.S. President Donald Trump a signed copy of his 2015 encyclical letter that called for protecting the environment from the effects of climate change and backed scientific evidence that it is caused by human activity. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged Trump in a separate meeting not to quit...
  • Pope Francis Shocks Workers With Pro-Capitalism Pitch

    05/29/2017 5:28:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Speaking to workers and business people in Italy’s port city of Genoa Saturday, Pope Francis surprised his hearers by praising entrepreneurship and touting the importance of healthy businesses for the economy. “There can’t be a good economy without good businessmen, without their capacity to create and to produce,” he said, shattering his reputation as an enemy of the free market economy. The Pope recognized that the essential value of work and employment is only possible when companies are sound and successful. Without denouncing unemployment benefits, Francis insisted that state intervention wasn’t a real solution. “A monthly check from the state...
  • Pope Frowns When Meeting Trump—Smiles with Delight When Meeting Mass-Murderers Fidel and Raul Castro

    05/27/2017 5:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/27/2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Pictures going viral this week show a smiling President Trump and a glum Pope Francis meeting in the Vatican. The mainstream media and pinko talk-show hosts are having a ball with the picture. Consequently, some Trump supporters are jerking their knees, claiming any discord between President Trump and Pope Francis qualifies as yet another form of “fake news!” The Trump press agency known as Breitbart.com, for instance, claims all was hunky-dory at the Vatican where Pope Francis was actually delighted to meet Trump. They even scrounged up a picture where --in sharp contrast to the ones going viral-- the Pope...