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  • Vanity, What FRper Catholics Think About Hanging #NotMyPope?, Catholic Caucus

    08/12/2018 9:39:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Biggirl
    The last couple of I have seen this hashish, #NotMyPope. Even I have used it often in just anger when Pope Francis comes out with a new position teaching for the Church. Most recent is death penalty issue. Is that hashtag a good way to protest or not as a Catholic? Thank you and God Bless.
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’ Revolution of Mercy: Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity

    02/09/2018 12:42:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | February 9, 2018 | Blaise Cupich
    Introduction    Thank you for the invitation to be with you this evening. I welcome this opportunity to contribute in some small way to the important work of this institute.   “…curiosity about Catholicism is at an all-time high in Pope Francis’ pontificate.” I did not write those words. They appear on the webpage introducing the goals of the Von Hügel Institute. That growing curiosity in Catholicism, the site explains, is spawned by a recognition that Pope Francis is tapping into a yearning the Institute is attempting to address, namely the need for a worldview of reality, a catholic - with...
  • How Possible Might it Be for RC's & Prot's, to Dialogue re the Stuff Triggered by Pope?

    01/04/2018 10:53:07 PM PST · by JockoManning · 264 replies
    Our household | 4 JAN 2018 | Jocko Manning
    Assumptions, understandings, impressions: 1. The Pope's results of his personality and goals appear to have created a massive and intense collection of controversial and probably more than a few unBiblical dynamics, assertions, policies, puzzle pieces currently in the RCC and on the wider global stage. 2. People of good Christian Biblical heart, values, intent, goals, feelings exist in the RCC and in Protestant circles. It 'ought' to be possible for them to be mutually supportive, iron-sharpening-iron; yoke-fellows in these dramatic and increasingly trying times. 3. What understandings, perspectives, deeds would the RCC's on FR wish to successfully transmit into the...
  • World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

    11/04/2017 9:27:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 04, 2017 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. “That’s nothing to cheer about, because if it was only Trump that was a problem, we’d have it solved. But that’s not our only problem.
  • Atheist film critic says 'Philomena' movie is an attack on Catholics

    12/11/2013 6:26:07 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | December 10, 2013
    New York City, N.Y., Dec 10, 2013 / 12:37 pm (CNA).- An atheist movie reviewer has criticized the new film “Philomena” as “another hateful and boring attack on Catholics,” saying that it unfairly shows the Church as exploitative and coercive. “Anyone who is honest understands that it lambastes the way Irish Catholicism played out in 1950s Ireland, using falsehoods whenever necessary to underscore the point,” said Kyle Smith, a movie critic for the New York Post. “Some like ‘Philomena’ for that reason. Some think there should be a little more art than diatribe to a film,” he continued. The...
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • Barf Alert: The real scandal:Attacks on James Martin say about the Church in America

    09/21/2017 7:26:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    La Croix ^ | September 2017 | John Gehring
    f you’re looking for a Catholic priest who inspires people - and makes them laugh and think - James Martin, SJ, is your guy.  At the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual conference, he’s greeted like a rock star by swarms of young Catholics who devour his books and remember him as Stephen Colbert’s “chaplain” on the Colbert Report. To say this is unusual is an understatement. Millennials are leaving the church in droves, turned off in part by an institution that has made opposition to same-sex marriage central to Catholic identity in the public square.This generation of Catholics remains inspired by the...
  • This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

    11/16/2016 3:39:47 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/15/2013 | J. Lester Feder
    The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Republicans are “Dishonoring God” by Attempting to Defund Planned Parenthood

    06/28/2017 6:00:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Life News ^ | June 28, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked Republicans’ efforts to defund the abortion business Planned Parenthood on Tuesday by bringing up God and conscience. Pelosi, a Democrat who claims to be Catholic, supports Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand, in opposition to the Catholic faith. When it is convenient, however, Pelosi brings up her faith in public when she wants to criticize her opponents or support her own political position. On Tuesday, she mentioned honoring God and conscience in her reaction to Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace Obamacare and defund the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, the Free Beacon reports. “I...
  • 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...
  • American Conservatives Provoked Crisis in Knights of Malta, Says Reinstated Chancellor

    03/08/2017 6:48:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Albert von Boeselager, who was forced to resign as chancellor of the Knights of Malta but reinstated by Pope Francis, has blamed American conservatives for the turmoil in the order. Von Boeselager said that conservatives, unhappy with the Pope’s public statements on economic affairs, have provoked conflicts at the Vatican. “There is, for instance, a very powerful, ultra-conservative movement in the US which has links to the Evangelical Churches and to conservative economists, behind which there is a great deal of money,” he said. Von Boeselager linked Cardinal Raymond Burke to the alleged enemies of the Pope, charged that the...
  • In Memoirs, ex Pope Benedict Says Vatican 'Gay Lobby' Tried to Wield Power -Report

    07/01/2016 9:16:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/16 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called "The Last Conversations," is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Sept. 9. Citing health reasons, Benedict in 2103 became the first pope in six centuries to resign. He promised to remain "hidden to the world" and has been living...
  • Pope Reported to Be "Boiling with Rage" over the Letter of the Four Cardinals and the Public Outing!

    11/17/2016 11:49:48 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 46 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | November 18, 2016 | N/A
    In an interview with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN's The World Over, Edward Pentin stated that his sources have confirmed with him that "Pope Francis not happy at all," with the letter of the four Cardinals on the matter of heretical clauses and sacrilegious actions in Amoris Laetitia. Pentin continued that he, the Pope, is "boiling with rage." He had been "given two months," to respond to the four, and has refused. "Boiling with rage." How very sad. To you priests and bishops in Rome who are faithful to the Church and know first hand what is happening there, whom do...
  • What's the Real Story About JFK's Controversial Decision to Assassinate a Revered Catholic?

    12/03/2015 6:26:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 12/1/15 | Kevin Wandra
    Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven," a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. What is not commonly known is that Diem was a devout Roman Catholic - in fact, he was a third-order Benedictine and daily communicant. Diem was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government and ultimately betrayed by the administration of the first Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, which resulted in Diem's brutal murder on Nov. 2, 1963. In his new book, THE LOST MANDATE OF HEAVEN: The...
  • Jesuit University Moves to Fire Conservative Professor Over His Political Views

    03/30/2016 10:45:33 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2016 | Austin Ruse
    Marquette University has moved to suspend and then fire Professor John McAdams for backing a student who tried to defend man-woman marriage when a leftist teaching assistant shut the student down.
  • A conservative revolt is brewing inside the Vatican

    09/07/2015 4:53:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/7/15 | Anthony Faiola
    On a sunny morning earlier this year, a camera crew entered a well-appointed apartment just outside the 9th-century gates of Vatican City. Pristinely dressed in the black robes and scarlet sash of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church, the Wisconsin-born Cardinal Raymond Burke sat in his elaborately upholstered armchair and appeared to issue a warning to Pope Francis. A staunch conservative and Vatican bureaucrat, Burke had been demoted by the pope a few months earlier, but it did not take the fight out of him. Francis had been backing a more inclusive era, giving space to progressive voices on...
  • Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad

    05/04/2003 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 94 replies · 6,197+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 4 May, 2003
    Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMSunday, May 4, 2003 LONDON — Iraqi President Saddam Hussein killed his leading military commander on charges of treason as U.S. forces captured Baghdad. The London-based A-Sharq Al Awsat daily said Saddam and his younger son, Qusay, executed Gen. Seif Eddin Al Rawi on April 8. The newspaper said Al Rawi, commander of the elite Republican Guards, was accused of treason and shot in the head and back. Al Rawi was summoned by Saddam and executed on the day U.S. marines captured the Iraqi capital. The newspaper...
  • Former Iraqi general said to be coordinating attacks

    10/29/2003 6:25:49 PM PST · by TexKat · 11 replies · 95+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A former Iraqi general, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, is reported to be coordinating attacks in Iraq by foreign fighters and Iraqi regime loyalists, a US defense official said. "There are reports that the al-Douri is coordinating the attacks," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The reports in military channels fingering al-Douri as the coordinator of the attacks probably came from the recent capture in Mosul of a former secretary of al-Douri and two senior members of Ansar al-Islam who were close to the general, the official said. Number six on the US list of 55...
  • Saddam's right-hand man dies (Izzat Ibrahim Al-Dhouri)

    11/11/2005 9:57:46 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 163 replies · 8,648+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | November 11 2005
    Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, aide to Saddam Hussein, died on Friday, al-Arabiya TV channel quoted a statement by the Baath party as saying. Al-Douri, vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council under Saddam's regime, ranks No. 6 among the 55 most wanted by the United States with a 10-million-dollar bounty on his head. He died early Friday, the statement said, without giving more details.
  • Why not Communion for polygamists if we give it to divorced and remarried?: So Af Cardinal

    10/10/2014 4:07:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Hilary White
    If someone in Germany who is divorced and civilly remarried can receive Communion without being expected to change his lifestyle, why can’t someone in Africa who is “married” to two women do so as well?That’s the question that Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the archbishop of Durban, South Africa, asked in a recent interview with Catholic News Service. Napier added that a better way forward for the Church than the recommendation made by the German Cardinal Walter Kasper is to recommend the traditional Christian practice of fortitude in the face of suffering; the carrying of the cross. “Jesus didn’t say ‘I want...