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  • Petrus Romanus: Pope Advocates Global Wealth Redistribution,..

    11/29/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Marc Slavo
    [title cont.: ...Renounces Free Market Economics as “Crude and Naive”] Since his coronation, Pope Francis has made waves throughout the Catholic community, often shunning generally accepted Papal tradition for a more modern and progressive world. He is, for lack of a better term, a reformer. From refusing the luxurious living quarters traditionally reserved for the head of the Church in the Vatican, to turning Catholic dogma on its head by suggesting it’s OK to be gay when he addressed the issue by asking, “Who am I to judge?” Francis is unlike any popes who have come before him. By some...
  • Pope: the persecution of Christians tells us that Christ’s victory "is near”

    11/28/2013 6:42:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/28/2013
    The persecution of Christians tells us that Christ's over evil "is near", over "worldly powers " for whom religion is a "private matter " and who forbid worship of God. At Mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke of the final struggle between God and Evil, which the end of year liturgy offers us in these days.Vatican Radio reports that the Pope spoke of a great danger: "universal temptation ." The temptation to give in to the lure of those who want to defeat God, have the better of those who believe in Him. But he who...
  • If Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin don’t like the pope, they won’t care much for Jesus (He's serious)

    11/28/2013 8:58:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | November 28, 2013 | Reza Aslan
    Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope. In response to Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, in which the pontiff denounced “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus. Sarah Palin complained that Pope Francis sounded “kind...
  • Pope Francis Is Wrong: Free Market Is Not A Tyrant

    11/27/2013 5:59:31 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 84 replies
    Investors Business Daily ( ^ | 11-26-13 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Economics: It seems the official position of Pope Francis is that the free market is a wicked enemy that must be restrained. With all due respect, he's mistaken. The free market has been a heavenly blessing. Two days before our American Thanksgiving, the Argentinian pontiff, in his first apostolic exhortation, called the free market a "new tyranny." "Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world," he wrote in the Vatican report. Claims of free-market success, he said, have...

    11/27/2013 7:05:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 357 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/27/2013 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is scorching the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for criticizing unfettered capitalism, saying, “This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.” “You know the pope, Pope Francis has issued an official papal proclamation, and it’s sad,” Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Wednesday. “It’s actually unbelievable. It’s sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth.” “I’m not Catholic,” Limbaugh added, “but up until this I admired the man.” In the 84-page document titled...
  • A helpful summary of the ApostolicExhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium" [Ecumenical]

    11/27/2013 4:58:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | 11-27-13 | Carl E. Olson
    A helpful summary of the Apostolic Exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium" A copy of the apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" ("The Joy of the Gospel") by Pope Francis is seen during a news conference at the Vatican Nov. 26. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)by Carl E. OlsonVia Vatican Information Services, a good guide to the Holy Father's Apostolic Exhoration, which is over 52,000 words long (Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhoration, "Verbum Domini", was about 47,000 words long):SYNTHESIS OF THE APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION “THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL” Vatican City, 26 November 2013 (VIS) - “The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of...
  • (Pope) Francis challenged Islamic countries to grant religious freedom – will west follow lead?

    11/27/2013 2:32:51 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 27, 2013 | FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH
    U.S. President Barack Obama wears a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (CNS) The Pope’s apostolic exhortation on evangelisation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, will, I hope be closely studied in the next few weeks and months. A quick scan of some key quotes seems to indicate that any such study will be worthwhile. The first thing to catch my eye was the section on Islam. First and foremost the Pope tells the governments of countries such as Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan (he doesn’t name them, but it is obvious whom he means) that they ought to...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin Meets with Pope Francis

    11/25/2013 7:09:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 11/25/13 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    Discuss Current Situation in Syria, Promoting Peaceful Solution to ConflictRussian President Vladimir Putin was received in the Vatican Apostolic Palace by Pope Francis this evening. The meeting is the first between the Russian head of state and the Holy Father. During the meeting, which was said to have lasted roughly 35 minutes, President Putin and the Holy Father discussed several topics of interest, including the fundamental contribution of Christianity in Russia. A communique released by the Holy See stated that particular attention was placed on current situation in the Middle East, especially in Syria. President Putin, the communique cotinued, expressed...
  • Pope Francis takes veiled swipe at ‘progressive’ Democrats

    11/26/2013 11:22:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-26-13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Pope Francis said Tuesday in his first apostolic exhortation that no matter how progressive-minded the world turns, the Catholic Church can never compromise on its “no abortion” rule — it’s a matter of human dignity. “I want to be completely honest in this regard,” he said, Catholic News Service reported. “This is not something subject to alleged reforms or ‘modernizations.’ It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.” The statement comes in sharp contrast to some in the political world, of mostly liberal and left-of-center progressive mind, who claim loyalty to the Catholic faith,...
  • Pope Francis: Catholic Church Will Never Compromise on Abortion

    11/26/2013 11:32:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 142 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Today, the Vatican released the text of Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”), an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis that specifically addresses pro-life and pro-family issues. The text of the message makes it clear that the Catholic Church cannot and will not compromise on its pro-life teachings on abortion. 214. Precisely because this involves the internal consistency of our message about the value of the human person, the Church cannot be expected to change her position on this question. I want to be completely honest in this regard. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or “modernizations”. It...
  • Pope Francis calls on Eastern-rite Catholics to reach out to Orthodox

    11/25/2013 9:05:16 AM PST · by AstralisLux · 6 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/25/13 | Martin Barillas
    Speaking to the fierce devotion to the papacy shown by eastern Catholics, the pontiff said he hopes that “the intense communion that you wish to deepen every day within the Catholic Church may help you also to build bridges of fraternity with other Churches and ecclesial communities in Ukraine and in other countries where your communities are present.”
  • Pope Francis: ‘We Won’t Resign Ourselves to a Middle East Without Christians’

    11/22/2013 9:02:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2013 - 4:23 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Pope Francis expressed new concern Thursday for the situation faced by “Christians who suffer in a particularly severe way the consequences of tensions and conflicts in many parts of the Middle East.” “Syria, Iraq, Egypt and other areas of the Holy Land sometimes overflow with tears,” he told a gathering at the Vatican of leaders from Eastern rite churches that have links with the Roman Catholic Church. “We won’t resign ourselves to a Middle East without Christians who for two thousand years confess the name of Jesus, as full citizens in social, cultural and religious life of the nations to...
  • Putin's Meeting With Pope Important for Syria – Catholic Priest

    11/22/2013 9:53:40 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 11/21/13
    MOSCOW, November 22 (RIA Novosti) – A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis scheduled for next week is especially important in the context of the ongoing Syrian civil war, a senior Russian Catholic priest said. Igor Kovalevsky, a secretary general of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Russia, told RIA Novosti in a recent interview that the meeting “has not only a religious aspect, but also humanitarian and political” ones. He said that the Kremlin and Vatican share a similar stance on war-torn Syria and the protection of “traditional Christian values in the modern world.”
  • Pp Francis declares support for BXVI’s vision of Church.. rejects 'Spirit of Vat II' (Shortened)

    11/20/2013 5:44:31 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 19 November 2013 | William Oddie
    An important letter, from Pope Francis to Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, has just been published. It includes the following: “With these lines I wish to be close to you and join myself to the act of presentation of the book 'Pontifical primacy and epicopate: from the first millennium to the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.' [The book is a collection of essays, some by Archbishop Marchetto, in his honour]. I beg you to consider myself spiritually present [there]… “You have made your love for the Church manifest in many ways… above all it is manifest in all your purity in the...
  • Catholics reject return of ‘bling bishop’

    11/19/2013 10:16:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 18 Nov 2013 12:33 GMT+01:00 | Louise Osborne/AFP
    A cleric dubbed the “bling bishop” for his luxury lifestyle is unlikely to return to his diocese after Catholics in the area said he could not come back. An assembly of the diocese of Limburg decided on Saturday that their bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had “so damaged” the relationship of trust between him and his congregation, that his return “did not seem possible”. Tebartz-van Elst became the subject of severe criticism for spending €31 million on a new headquarters in western Germany with €783,000 going on a garden, €25,000 on a table and €15,000 on a bath tub. …
  • Pope: a nation that does not respect the elderly, has no future, because it has no memory

    11/19/2013 3:35:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/19/2013
    In a era where "the elderly do not count", where they are often "discarded", "a nation that does not respect grandparents, has no future , because it has no memory", it forgets that "often they had a heroic role in the transmission of the faith in times of persecution". This is Pope Francis' lesson during Mass celebrated at Casa Santa Marta, inspired by the biblical story of the Elder Eleazar , who chose martyrdom for consistency with his faith.The Pope noted that Eleazar, as recounted in the Book of Maccabees, "faced with the choice between apostasy and fidelity has no...
  • 'It was like being in Paradise. I felt only love': Terribly disfigured man who was held by Pope

    11/18/2013 7:20:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2013 | Hannah Roberts
    The shockingly disfigured man, whose full-body tumours were lovingly kissed by the Pope, has been revealed as a 53-year-old Italian suffering from a rare genetic disease. Vinicio Riva’s entire body has been ravaged by the growths, a symptom of neorofibramatosis, which is not contagious. Earlier this month his picture shot round the world, when he was emotionally embraced by Pope Francis, at one of the pontiff’s weekly audiences in Rome. The severely disabled man, who is shunned in the street, and has induced horror even in his doctors, has for the first time described the encounter, saying that being caressed...
  • Vatican Website Removes Pope’s Interview with Founder of "La Repubblica" Newspaper

    11/17/2013 6:07:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    “The text had not been carefully reviewed,” the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico LombardiThe Holy See has decided to delete the interview between Pope Francis and Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of Italian newspaper La Repubblica from the Vatican’s main portal ( Scalfari had met with Francis to thank him for the open letter received and published by the newspaper. In response to journalists’ questions about the reason for this decision, the Holy See’s spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi replied: “The information in the interview is reliable on a general level but not on the level of each...
  • Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?

    11/15/2013 1:07:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | November 15, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Pope Francis doesn't want cultural warriors; he doesn't want ideologues," said Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash.: "The nuncio said the Holy Father wants bishops with pastoral sensitivity, shepherds who know the smell of the sheep." Bishop Cupich was conveying instructions the papal nuncio had delivered from Rome to guide U.S. bishops in choosing a new leader. They chose Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., who has a master's degree in social work, to succeed Archbishop Timothy Dolan whom Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times describes thus: "[A] garrulous evangelist comfortable in front of a camera, [who] led...
  • The Pope Francis Effect: False compassion

    11/13/2013 7:35:58 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 13, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Rachel Zoll notes that, "The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not 'follow a particular ideology' and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano noted the challenges from broader society to Christian teaching....'the Holy Father wants bishops in tune with their people....He made a special point of saying that he wants pastoral bishops, not bishops who profess or follow a particular ideology.' In a September interview, Francis said Catholic leaders should give greater...