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  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: The “Viganò case and the “impasse” of Pope Francis

    11/16/2018 7:36:29 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 14, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    An answer has finally arrived. Not the answer – vainly expected - from Pope Francis, but a significant one nevertheless, from a journalist who is part of his close entourage. The author is Andrea Tornielli, the Vatican reporter for La Stampa, in charge of the website Vatican Insider. Along with the journalist Gianni Valente, he just published The Day of Judgment, an extensive paper on the “Viganò case”, with the eloquent subtitle: Conflicts, power struggles, abuses and scandals. What is really happening in the Church (Edizioni Piemme, 255 pp.). Tornielli’s main thesis is that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s testimony on...
  • Francis: Today There is a Wave of Closure Towards the Foreigner, it is a Suicide

    11/01/2018 5:51:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 10/29/18 | Iacopo Scaramuzzi
    The Pope speaks to the Scalabrinians of the “drama of a demographic winter and of a closure of the doors”: migrants have built Europe“Today there is a wave of closure towards the foreigner” and “there are many situations of foreigners trafficked”: this is the complaint that Pope Francis pronounced when he received the Scalabrinian missionaries, who have always been close to migrants and refugees, underlining that “wellbeing is suicidal” because it leads to “a demographic winter” and the “closing of the doors”, and recalls that Europe “was not born this way, but was made by many waves of migration over...
  • Cath Cauc:Charges of Homosexuality in the Church. But the Pope Is Silent, and Blames “Clericalism”

    10/31/2018 1:31:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 31, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    New Charges of Homosexuality in the Church. But the Pope Is Silent, and Blames “Clericalism” At the closing of the synod on Saturday, October 27, Jorge Mario Bergoglio once again identified the “Great Accuser,” Satan, as the ultimate author of the accusations unleashed against him, the pope, in order to strike out in reality against “Mother Church”:“This is why it is time to defend the Mother. […] Because the Accuser in attacking us is attacking the Mother, but the Mother is not to be touched.”With this Francis justified yet again his silence in the face of the accusation - publicly...
  • Human Remains Found in Vatican Property, Investigation Launched

    10/31/2018 7:11:30 AM PDT · by LoicW · 15 replies
    NN ^ | 10/31/18 | Jay Greenberg
    With the Catholic Church already waist deep in scandal, liberal Pope Francis is now faced with an even longer list of questions to avoid answering, after human remains have been discovered on a property belonging to the Vatican. Late on Tuesday night, fragments of human bones were discovered during the remodeling of a building attached to the Vatican’s embassy in Rome, Italy. Speculation has been mounting that the remains may belong to a 15-year-old girl who went missing in 1983 in a case that, campaigners believe, was covered up when Catholic Church officials were suspected in connection with her disappearance.
  • Buffalo's Pervert Protector [Bishop] Malone About to be Outed on "60 Minutes"!

    10/27/2018 4:22:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Vox Cantor ^ | 10/27/18
    (WIVB) - The woman who claims to have copied hundreds of incriminating documents from Bishop Malone's secret archives is coming forward. Siobhan O'Connor, Malone's former executive assistant, will speak to 60 Minutes this Sunday night at 7 p.m. 60 Minutes will reveal what the documents she copied show. According to CBSNEWS.com, O'Connor accuses him of withholding the names of dozens of priests with sex abuse accusations against them from a report released last March. "Hundreds of documents O'Connor secretly copied from the confidential files of the Diocese of Buffalo offer an extraordinary window into Bishop Malone's decisions about priests accused...
  • Another Vatican PR disaster? Pope Francis wears ‘rainbow’ cross during Youth Synod

    10/22/2018 1:34:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    VATICAN CITY, Italy, October 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis' Vatican invited another public relations debacle Wednesday when photos came out in Vatican News of the Pope wearing what many thought to be a "Pride" cross decorated in the colors of the rainbow. The rainbow cross promptly garnered reaction on social media as a nudge-and-a-wink endorsement of the LGBT movement. There exists an explanation for a non-LGBT origin of the rainbow cross, and its colors don’t precisely resemble those of the gay “pride” rainbows used by the LGBT movement. Young people from Panama and some Latin American Synod fathers presented...
  • Youth Synod Group Calls Church to Attend to ‘Realities’ of Gay ‘Marriage’, Surrogacy, Adoption

    10/17/2018 7:12:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/16/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    VATICAN CITY, October 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A group at the Vatican’s Youth Synod has called for the Catholic Church to pay more attention to homosexuals and the “realities” they face, specifically mentioning “marriage,” surrogate pregnancy, and adoption. “[...]There is the issue of what to do and how to act with homosexuals, which cannot remain outside of our pastoral activity and other realities such as marriages between homosexuals, wombs for rent, adoption on the part of couples of the same sex, all of which are current issues and favored and sponsored by international governmental institutions,” said a group of Spanish-speaking...
  • Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

    10/14/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis is facing criticism from abortion activists across Europe this week after he likened abortion to “hiring a hitman” to kill unborn babies. The pope made the impromptu remark Wednesday at the Vatican. ADF reports the pope’s abortion comments were not in the text of his prepared weekly homily. Instead, he appears to have spoken from the heart about the pervasive violence against unborn babies. “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is...
  • Pope Francis: Having an abortion is like 'hiring a hit man'

    10/10/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Pope Francis shared some of his toughest words on abortion to date during remarks to tens of thousands of onlookers in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, comparing the procedure to "hiring a hit man to solve a problem." In his mass to thousands of Catholics gathered in the square, Pope Francis asked the the crowd whether it was right to ever "take out" a human life, according to Reuters. “I ask you: ‘Is it right to ‘take out’ a human life to solve a problem? What do you think? Is it right? Is it right or not?” Francis asked, to...
  • Papal Allies and Friends Tapped to Shape Synod’s Conclusions

    10/12/2018 4:57:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Crux ^ | 10/10/18 | Elise Harris
    ROME - On Wednesday the Vatican released the list of figures who will shape the concluding document of the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, and based on the composition of the group, conservatives in the Church may feel anew that they’ve been given a cold shoulder. Elected by region, the five prelates chosen by a vote within the synod hall to draft the final document are: Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, Archbishop of Mexico City, a papal delegate to the synod; Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, Prefect of the Vatican dicastery for Integral Human...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’

    10/12/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’: scholar WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ praise of Cardinal Wuerl for his “nobility” and “docility to the Spirit” in his letter accepting the Cardinal’s resignation signals that Francis is “not the Pope to clean out the stables” of the abuse crisis that is rocking the Church, a Catholic scholar said.  Oxford University’s Dr. Joseph Shaw told LifeSiteNews that Pope Francis’s Oct. 12 letter accepting Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation “makes it very clear” that he doesn’t want to punish his subordinate.  “In...
  • Pope Francis to host 'oil executives' to talk about combating climate change...

    06/01/2018 7:53:45 AM PDT · by caww · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/01/2018 | Naomi Lim
    Companies such as BlackRock, BP, ExxonMobil, and Equinor are expected to be represented at the gathering, which will likely take place on June 9 The conversation's focus will be aligned with Francis' 2015 "On Care For Our Common Home” encyclical, a papal document arguing climate change is caused by humans and that world leaders were not doing enough to mitigate it, sources told the news outlet. Addressing the issue of climate change is a priority for Francis. In addition to the encyclical, the pope warned in 2017 in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma that history would judge the...
  • Pope Urges Top Oil Executives to Convert to Clean Fuel

    06/10/2018 6:29:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    (VATICAN NEWS) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy. Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to “Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”, Pope Francis said “civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization”. The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturday, was promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Notre Dame University. It saw the participation of senior executives of leading oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Eni, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and Pemex. In his...
  • Amazon is funding an extremist UK charity whose founder supports child marriage and stoning [TR]

    10/09/2018 12:23:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | October 8, 2018 | Voice of Europe
    Amazon has approved funding for an Islamic extremist British charity called The Muslim Research and Development Foundation, through its Amazon Smile programme, The Times reports. The charity (MRDF) which according to the government’s counter-extremism commissioner Sara Khan, is the “main Salafist organisation in the UK”. It was founded and formerly chaired by Haitham al-Haddad, a 52 year old Saudi Islamic scholar. Khan also stated, “Haitham al-Haddad’s views are misogynistic, racist and homophobic. They promote a supremacist ‘us versus them’ world view that wrongly makes Muslims feel that they can’t be fully British.” In addition he has also been described as...
  • Allen West: We Are Now Fully Embroiled in an Uncivil Ideological Civil War

    10/08/2018 11:54:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-8-18 | Allen West
    Let me start by cautioning constitutional conservatives on being giddy, gloating, and excessively celebrating over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. College football head coach emeritus Lou Holtz once admonished his players that when they end up in the end zone and score a touchdown, act like you have been there before. Yes, a good man survived, withstood, the most vile, vicious, and vitriolic of assaults and character assassination from the progressive, socialist left. Already the left has evidenced that they are not done. They now want to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The question to be asked: why?
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod

    10/08/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Ocotber 8, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The four young people from Canada now at the Vatican synod on youth are all from Salt and Light Media. The Toronto-based media outlet is run by Basilian Fr. Thomas Rosica, who is also on the synod’s Information Commission, and part of the team handling daily press briefings during the three-week event that began Wednesday. Pope Francis named 34 young people to the synod as “collaborators” and “observers.” As such, they take part in discussions, but don’t vote on final documents. Rosica...
  • Poland is beset by Russian revanchism, Western decadence, and dangers from within

    10/08/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 2018 | Stephen White
    Poland is striving, in a stumbling and halting way, to maintain its identity, an identity that is both European and inextricably Catholic. To do that, it must avoid the twin pitfalls of Russian revanchism and Western cultural decadence. The Russian occupation of Crimea and continued fighting in Ukraine are taken with deadly seriousness in Warsaw. Polish distrust of Russia, now and in the past, explain Poland’s eagerness to strengthen military ties with the United States. This also explains Poland’s frustration with the European Union’s dependence on Russian energy, a frustration President Trump shares. Tugging at Poland from the West is...
  • Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

    10/08/2018 3:35:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    al Reuters ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2018 / 5:49 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back. “(The Church must be) saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser and at the same time be made ever more aware of its guilt, its mistakes, and abuses...
  • Terrifying climate change warning: 12 years until we’re doomed

    10/08/2018 11:00:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 77 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich | New York Post
    Earth is on track to face devastating consequences of climate change – extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding – unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new United Nations report warns. The planet’s surface has already warmed by 1 degree Celsius – or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit – and could see a catastrophic 1.5 C — 2.7 F — increase between 2030 and 2052, scientists say. “This is concerning because we know there are so many more problems if we exceed 1.5 degrees C global warming, including more heat waves and hot summers,...
  • World must take 'unprecedented' steps to avert worst effects of global warming: U.N.

    10/08/2018 9:22:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 8, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON - Society would have to enact "unprecedented" changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as well as the loss of species, a U.N. report said on Monday. The report is seen as the main scientific guide for government policymakers on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement during the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. To contain warming at 1.5C, man-made global net carbon dioxide emissions would need to fall by...