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  • Pope Francis blames coronavirus on nature ‘having a fit’ over environmental damage

    03/24/2020 11:52:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 93 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    WATCH: Pope Francis blames coronavirus on nature ‘having a fit’ over environmental damage The Pope told a Spanish journalist Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is nature throwing a tantrum 'so that we will take care of nature' Pope Francis attends the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens where a pagan 'sacred tree' planting ceremony took place, Oct. 4, 2019, Rome. March 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis told a Spanish journalist on Sunday that he believes that the coronavirus pandemic is nature “having a fit” in response to environmental pollution. Stating that “curiously the planet hasn’t been very clean for...
  • Basilica bones are St Paul's, Pope declares after carbon dating tests

    06/29/2009 6:42:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 61 replies · 2,450+ views
    Timesonline ^ | June 29, 2009 | Richard Owen
    Pope Benedict XVI said last night that bone fragments found inside the tomb of St Paul in Rome had been carbon dated for the first time, "confirming the unanimous and uncontested tradition that they are the mortal remains of the Apostle Paul". He said that archaeologists had inserted a probe into the white marble sarcophagus under the Basilica of St Paul's Outside the Walls which has been revered for centuries as the tomb of St Paul. The pontiff said: "Small fragments of bone were carbon dated by experts who knew nothing about their provenance and results showed they were from...
  • Pope: Scientific analysis done on St. Paul's bones

    06/28/2009 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 32 replies · 1,522+ views
    The Detroit News Online ^ | Jun 28, 5:30 PM EDT | NICOLE WINFIELD
    ROME (AP) -- The first-ever scientific tests on what are believed to be the remains of the Apostle Paul "seem to conclude" that they do indeed belong to the Roman Catholic saint, Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday. Archaeologists recently unearthed and opened the white marble sarcophagus located under the Basilica of St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, which for some 2,000 years has been believed by the faithful to be the tomb of St. Paul. Benedict said scientists had conducted carbon dating tests on bone fragments found inside the sarcophagus and confirmed that they date from the first or...
  • ST Paul's tomb 'may be opened'

    06/27/2009 4:34:40 PM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 2,567+ views
    Italy Mag ^ | 27 June 2009 | Italy
    A Roman tomb believed to be that of St Paul may be opened for the first time in 2000 years, the archpriest of the cathedral where it is located said Friday. ''We've been thinking of opening St Paul's sarcophagus for a while and Pope Benedict XVI has not ruled out ordering a thorough analysis of the tomb,'' said Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo of St Paul's Outside the Walls. ''We've also studied how we could do it. You have to bear in mind that this sarcophagus has been there for 20 centuries and has never been opened,'' he said....
  • Pope OKs opening of St. Paul's tomb

    06/30/2007 11:19:17 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 54 replies · 2,205+ views
    Eighteen months after the sarcophagus believed to have once contained the remains of St. Paul the apostle was positively identified by Vatican archaeologists, Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval to plans by investigators to examine the interior of the ancient stone coffin with an optical probe, according to a German Catholic paper. As WND reported in 2005, the sarcophagus was discovered during excavations in 2002 and 2003 around the basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in south Rome. "The tomb that we discovered is the one that the popes and the Emperor Theodosius [A.D. 379-395] saved and presented...
  • Paul's Tomb, Unearthed (fascinating history); Cardinal Art - A Key Find Lays Doubts to Rest

    12/14/2006 4:54:10 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 575+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 14, 2006 | Elizabeth Lev
    ROME, DEC. 14, 2006 ( 2006 has been a year of discoveries for Rome. New frescos, new archaeological finds and statues returned after years of foreign residence have made this year a hit parade of novelties. But this week the Holy See topped the charts as it announced the unearthing of the tomb (a sarcophagus) of St. Paul. Vatican archaeologist Giorgio Filippi actually found the tomb three years ago, but further research established that "there is no doubt, the sarcophagus found under the pavement of the Basilica of St. Paul's is really that of the Apostle," as Filippi announced in...
  • St Paul's-Outside-the-Walls [San Paolo fuori le mura]

    06/29/2005 4:12:06 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 1 replies · 142+ views ^ | June 29, 2005 | self
    St Paul's-Outside-the-Walls is one of the two stational churches for the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. In the 4th century, Constantine built the first church, according to the Liber Pontificalis. As might be expected from its more than a millennium-and-a-half history, the church has been nearly destroyed by fire and earthquakes, restored, rebuilt and renovated many times. The last great destruction was in 1823, another fire. The then reigning pope, Pius VII, had made his religious profession as a Benedictine in the adjoining monastery, and took a great interest in the renovation work proceeding when the...
  • HBO runs yet another anti-Catholic series, remains silent on Muslims

    02/17/2020 1:50:44 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | FEB 17, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    HBO runs yet another anti-Catholic series, remains silent on Muslims FEB 17, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER HBO executives are doubtless congratulating themselves for their “courage,” but it doesn’t take any courage at all to skewer the Catholic Church today. When will they be courageous enough to take on Islam, which, with the rampant human rights abuses occasioned by Sharia, would be fertile ground for a lurid miniseries like The New Pope? Oh, around never. “Column: HBO — Vicious to Christians, Silent on Muslims,” by Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, NewsBusters, February 15, 2020: HBO is currently running a...
  • ‘The Vatican Lost Everything, Got Nothing’: An Interview with Cardinal Zen

    02/16/2020 5:53:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/15/20 | Matt Hadro
    Cardinal Joseph Zen discusses the Church in China and his relationship with Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin On February 11, Cardinal Joseph Zen, emeritus bishop of Hong Kong met with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. After that meeting, the cardinal gave an exclusive interview to CNA in which he discussed the Church in China, the Holy See’s agreement with the Communist regime, and his relationship with Pope Francis and the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The following is a transcript of the cardinal’s interview with CNA. It has been edited for length and clarity....
  • Conservatives Drop Nationalism Bombshell in Pope’s Globalist Backyard

    02/16/2020 5:43:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/13/20 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican Secretary of State blasts Rome conference on St. John Paul IIROME ( - A conference of eminent academics, politicians and writers celebrating the nationalist legacy of Pope St. John Paul II and targeting Pope Francis's globalist agenda has triggered a counterblast from the Holy See's head of state and Catholic and secular establishment media. Cardinal Pietro Parolin blasted the Rome conference on "God, Honor, Country: President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and the Freedom of Nations" as "fundamentally infantile" — even though speakers like Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasized the values of "Christian liberty" and Europe's Christian...
  • Pope Francis Voices Commitment to Full Communion with Orthodox

    12/02/2019 6:14:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Vatican City, Nov 30, 2019 / 02:07 pm (CNA).- Marking the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Pope Francis sent a message to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on Saturday, voicing his desire for full communion between the Catholic and Orthodox. “It is with great spiritual joy and in profound communion of faith and charity that I join the prayer of the Church of Constantinople in celebrating the feast of its holy patron, the Apostle Andrew, the first-called and brother of the Apostle Peter,” the pope said in his letter. Each year, the Holy See sends a delegation to Istanbul on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-abortion Joe Biden: ‘The Holy Father…gives me Communion’

    11/02/2019 4:31:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 1, 2019 | Claire Chretien
    [Catholic Caucus] Pro-abortion Joe Biden: ‘The Holy Father…gives me Communion’ November 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has commented on a priest recently upholding Catholic teaching by denying him Holy Communion, saying, “It’s not a position that I’ve found anywhere else, including from the Holy Father, who gives me Communion.” The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and therefore may only be received by practicing Catholics in a state of grace. Additionally, Canon 915 of the Catholic Code of Canon...
  • [Catholic Caucus] US archbishop: Pope told us gay civil unions can be ‘acceptable’

    02/03/2020 6:09:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 3, 2020 | Lianne Laurence
    [Catholic Caucus] US archbishop: Pope told us gay civil unions can be ‘acceptable’ The Pope told U.S. bishops that civil unions for homosexual couples that give them access to public benefits are 'acceptable.' VATICAN CITY, February 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A U.S. archbishop says Pope Francis told a group of American bishops in Rome that civil unions for homosexual couples that give them access to public benefits are “acceptable,” as long as it’s clear such arrangements can never be considered marriage. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco told LifeSiteNews that during their January 27 ad limina visit, the pope said,...
  • Pope Benedict will not visit Israeli museum which denigrates Pius XII

    03/08/2009 5:04:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 85 replies · 1,488+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2009
    Pope Benedict will not visit Israeli museum which denigrates Pius XII Pope Benedict XVI Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2009 / 07:18 pm (CNA).- The Israeli ambassador to the Holy See on Friday said that Pope Benedict XVI will not visit Israel’s Holocaust Museum which accuses Pope Pius XII of inaction on the Holocaust. The news comes as a researcher announced on Friday that he had discovered a message from Pius XII that ordered monasteries to give refuge to Jews. During the Pope’s May 8-15 trip, the pontiff will attend a memorial ceremony at the Yad Vasdhem site but will not visit...
  • Kobe Bryant Was The NBA’s Last Apolitical Superstar

    02/01/2020 4:40:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2020 | Hot Air
    Over the course of Kobe’s 20-year-long career, he remained consistently silent on political issues, in a way that by the time of his retirement seemed wildly anachronistic. Bryant’s apolitical attitude reflected the individual-focused, Jordan-era status quo in which he entered the league, but it eventually made him out of step with his younger counterparts, who have largely taken up the activist mantle of older icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Today’s NBA stars are eager not only to use their platform to amplify political and social causes, but to establish activism as a responsibility in its own right, as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Concubinist and Abortionist Argentina President Receives Communion in Vatican (Video)

    02/01/2020 9:45:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 1, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Concubinist and Abortionist Argentina President Receives Communion in Vatican (Video) A smiling Francis welcomed Argentina President Alberto Fernández to the Vatican on January 31.Their conversation lasted twice as long as that with Fernández’s predecessor, Maurizio Marci, in 2016.A Vatican statement listed among the topics of discussion an unspecific “protection of life from conception.” However, Fernández said later that he and Francis had “not discussed” the question of abortion. The Vatican has a history of misleading the public.On December 31, Fernández has announced his intention to send an abortion bill to Congress. He used as a pretext the myth...
  • [Barf Alert] Pete Buttigieg: Pope Francis Endorsement ‘Most Coveted’ in Primary Race

    01/25/2020 7:12:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    [Barf Alert] Pete Buttigieg: Pope Francis Endorsement ‘Most Coveted’ in Primary Race Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that he wanted the endorsement of Pope Francis over all others in the Democrat primary race. Buttigieg commented on political endorsements during a podcast interview with CEO of IMPACT Strategies Angela Rye at Claflin University.“Your most coveted endorsement in the race is who?” Rye asked.Buttigieg paused, but ultimately said, “The Pope, I want the endorsement of the Pope.”
  • 1 Dead, Several Injured in Bus Crash Carrying Covington Catholic Students Home from Right-To-Life Rally

    01/25/2020 9:39:31 AM PST · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 115 replies
    WLWT News - Cincinnati ^ | January 25, 2020 | WLWT Channel 5 newsroom
    One person is dead and several are injured following a head-on crash involving a charter bus carrying Covington Catholic students, Campbell County police said. The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of the AA Highway at California Crossroads in Campbell County. According to witnesses on the scene, a southbound car somehow entered the northbound lanes of the highway, striking the charter bus head-on. "I saw a car come across the median and head toward me," said Ricky Lynn, a witness who was also driving north. "I was able to get out of the way." The driver...
  • Don't Close Ports to Migrants, Pope Says After Salvini Case

    01/24/2020 5:52:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    WTVB ^ | 1/22/20
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday said politicians should not close ports to desperate migrants, speaking after a court got a green light to pursue an investigation of Matteo Salvini, Italy's anti-immigrant former interior minister. "In the whole world, men and women migrants face risky voyages to escape violence, to escape, war, to escape poverty," Francis said during his weekly general audience at the Vatican. "Many times, they are not allowed to disembark in ports ... they are exploited by criminal traffickers, today! Some politicians treat them like numbers and see them as a threat," he said, partly...
  • Sex is for Male-Female Marriage Only, Church of England Confirms

    01/24/2020 5:57:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 1/23/20 | David Baker
    Sex only belongs in heterosexual marriage, a new statement from the Church of England's House of Bishops has declared. In a document responding to the introduction of mixed-sex civil partnerships, the Bishops say: "For Christians, marriage – that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity. But they also add: "In its approach to civil partnerships the Church seeks to uphold that standard, to affirm the value of committed, sexually abstinent friendships and to minister sensitively and pastorally to those Christians who conscientiously decide...