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  • The Pope and the Vatican Should Be Confronted about Traditional Catholic Stances against Israel

    07/28/2015 4:37:44 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Pope and the Vatican Should Be Confronted about Traditional Catholic Stances against Israel Instead of rejecting Israel as the Vatican does, evangelical leaders should do what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did By Julio Severo WorldNetDaily chief Joseph Farah accurately pointed the latest Vatican tragedy against Israel by saying that it is a “one-sided hostile action against Israel.” He said, Pope Francis announced an agreement had been reached with the barbaric leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization recognizing “Palestine.” It’s a barbarous act of political and historical tone deafness by the pope that puts the beleaguered Jewish state,...
  • A Vatican conference with a pronounced leftward political tilt

    07/26/2015 7:27:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 24, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    If we had the name of a Republican politician who was invited to attend last week’s Vatican conference on climate change and human trafficking—any Republican, just one Republican—we might feel just a bit better about the result. But the strongly partisan cast of the final statement that issued from that conference, together with the strongly partisan cast of characters in attendance, creates the impression that this event was not so much a conference as a political rally. California’s Governor Jerry Brown was there. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was there. Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh was there. But among the...
  • Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican

    07/22/2015 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:14 PM EDT
    Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis are committing themselves to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years. At the end of a two-day Vatican summit on Wednesday, several dozen mayors from around the world unanimously adopted a declaration pledging to endorse the goals and work to implement them in their home cities. …
  • De Blasio Flies to Vatican to Deliver Environmentalism Speech

    07/22/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | William Bigelow
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, late as usual, arrived in Rome Tuesday morning to pontificate at the Vatican about the dangers of climate change. Delayed by fog that forced his plane to land in Milan, de Blasio arrived 80 minutes after his allotted time to speak at the gathering of mayors invited by the Vatican. Once he was given time to speak, though, he waxed eloquent about “powerful corporate interests,” adding, “Is it not the definition of insanity to propagate corporate policies and consumer habits that hasten the destruction of the earth?”
  • Pro-Abort Heading Back to the Vatican: The Shell Game of UN Sustainable Development

    07/16/2015 6:39:06 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 7/16/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    “The real secret of magic lies in the performance.” ~David Copperfield He’s Back! Jeffrey Sachs, the UN’s Mr. Sustainable Development, returns for his 6th repeat environmental performance at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Science (PASS), as the master illusionist of the UN Sustainable Development shell game. On July 22nd, Sachs will perform his magic at the Vatican’s latest leftist political convention for radical politicians, like NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio (friend of Jeff Sachs) and Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown. Several other U.S. Mayors are expected to attend this political theatre as the Vatican confers its final blessing on the UN’s...
  • Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber: a Rap Sheet

    07/16/2015 2:07:24 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | 7/15/15 | Dr. Maike Hickson
    It is no secret that the German Professor, Hans Joachim “John” Schellnhuber, was one of the three speakers on the occasion of the official presentation of the Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si, this past June 18. Numerous Catholic commentators were taken aback by this selection of one of the main advocates of the trans-national Global Warming Agenda for the task. That agenda, we recall, maintains that certain fundamental social, cultural, and economical changes will have to take place in order to save the planet from the grave dangers posed by, caused by, man-made global warming. What follows is something of...
  • Vatican and the UN Organize Event With Leftist Mayors on Climate Change -- Rapprochement Continues

    07/16/2015 1:55:26 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 7/16/15 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) on the 21st and 22nd of July, mayors from around the world meet at the Vatican to discuss the global climate and modern slavery. What sounds so politically correct, should be through and through. Initiator of the Mayor Meeting is the Argentine, Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Curial Archbishop, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences . He was the organizer behind the eco-Encyclical Laudato Si who besides creating the contacts next to the dead letter, especially at the United Nations and the "high politics". He organized ahead of the encyclical, the concept...
  • Pope Francis now the United Nations Biggest Useful Idiot

    07/16/2015 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    Hundreds of municipal councils, mayors worldwide are in league with the United Nations pushing the all-inclusive Agenda 21. Catholics: Don’t let your priest away with excusing Pope Francis. Pope Francis is now the UN's biggest useful idiot The Vatican (Lord help us!) has become the main working branch of the Agenda 21-pushing United Nations. Gathering mayors from around the globe to combat human trafficking and climate change, the cardinals may as well trade in their scarlet birettas for blue helmets. As the Christian world was reeling in shock yesterday over video proof that Planned Parenthood is making money selling aborted...
  • Pope Francis and homosexuality: confusing signs (Catholic Caucus)

    07/14/2015 3:10:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2015
    July 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- If “actions speak louder than words,” as the saying goes, the message of Pope Francis on homosexuality is increasingly confusing. On the one hand, he has reiterated the Church’s teaching that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman, and has even repeatedly condemned gender ideology, the intellectual underpinning of the LGBT movement. However both in his deeds - most notably his choice of advisors and prelates to elevate to higher positions - and omissions he has left an impression in many minds that seems very different from the Church’s tradition.It is not...
  • Vatican bewildered by Bolivia's 'communist crucifix' gift to Pope Francis [ Hammer & Sickle ]

    07/10/2015 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jonathan Watts
    Vatican officials appear to have been flummoxed after Pope Francis was presented with a communist crucifix depicting Jesus nailed to a hammer and sickle by Bolivia’s president Evo Morales. The gift from the leftwing leader caused an immediate stir among conservative Catholics who said the pontiff was being manipulated for ideological reasons. The response of the pope was less clear. (...)
  • Pope Denounces 'Throwaway' Culture of Consumer Society

    07/10/2015 2:14:23 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 12 replies
    Business Insider (AP) ^ | July 9, 2015 23:56 UTC | Nicole Winfield and Jacobo Garcia
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "throwaway" culture of today's society that discards anyone who is unproductive as he celebrated his first public Mass in Bolivia on Thursday, one of the key days of his South American pilgrimage. It was to culminate with a summit of farmers, fishermen and indigenous whose causes have long been championed by history's first Latin American pope.
  • Through an even darker glass: On knocking the popes for socialism.... (Catholic Caucus)

    07/07/2015 4:37:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 7, 2015 | Jeff Mirus
    If I have to read one more email explaining that modern popes have failed the Church by preaching socialism instead of the Gospel, I will not be held responsible for my reply. This complaint surfaces from time to time in orthodox Catholic circles for the simple reason that most politically conservative Catholics are orthodox. Such persons sometimes react as if political and economic conservatism is a Divine standard for judging Catholicism. But the reality is just the opposite. One also tires of the protestations of the ignorant. The word “socialism” has a clear and specific meaning. It refers to a...
  • The Pope's new world order: Francis calls for the 'goods of the Earth' to be shared [Truncated]

    07/08/2015 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | July 7, 2015 17:38 UTC | Simon Tomlinson
    Pope ends first leg of his three-nation South American tour with impassioned plea to safeguard the environmentDelivered message in Ecuador, which has one of the world's most diverse ecosystems but is also reliant on oil He said: 'As stewards of these riches, we have an obligation toward society and toward future generations' (...) 'As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations,' Francis said. 'We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation...
  • The Vatican Eco-Agenda Exposed: A Match Made in Hell

    07/08/2015 5:09:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    America's Survival ^ | 7/5/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    Laudato Si, with its stable of hand-picked radical eco-activists, is really a Trojan Horse ready to attack and dismantle capitalism and replace it with one world order socialism. This week Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council of Peace and Justice, invited a radical non-scientific expert to address the press with other activists about Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si. The self- described “secular Jewish feminist” Naomi Klein is the author of a number of books including, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.” Based on the title of her book, you would think Klein is qualified to pose...
  • Vatican Hosts Climate Commie Naomi Klein

    07/04/2015 11:54:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Blount
    You can tell a lot about powerful people by who comes to visit them. For example, in the early years of the Obama Administration, his #1 visitor was pro-communist SEIU leader Andy Stern. Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is a regular, and his still more rabidly anti-Caucasian colleague Malik Shabazz appears to have coming a'calling too. Regarding the new Pope: The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular...
  • Pope Smacks Down Girl Scout Leaders Over Gender Issues

    07/03/2015 6:21:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | july 2, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    As the Girl Scouts USA continues to hemorrhage members and money because of its continued support of what many see as extreme ideological ideas, Girl Scout leaders from around the world converged on the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, only to receive a gentle but firm scolding on gender ideology. The optics were clear. The group, which has staked out positions in opposition to Christian teaching on abortion and human sexuality, met with Francis hoping the thousands of daughters and moms exiting Scouting would have a second thought. Pictures of Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Marie Chavez shaking hands...
  • The Vatican Wants the Temple Mount Taken From the Jews [Revelation 11]

    07/02/2015 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 6/30/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    In 2000, speaking in a mosque in Palestinian-held Ramallah, Yasser Arafat declared, “No one will succeed in removing us from our land, including Jerusalem, and the Palestinian flag will fly from the Temple Mount and from the churches in Jerusalem.” Arafat could say that because he had won the Vatican's support for his terroristic strategy. On June 26th, 2015, the Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine”. It is the logical conclusion of a long path. When the pontiff John Paul II ascended to the Temple Mount in 2000, Judaism’s most holy site, he wasn’t welcomed by...
  • Anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein hosted at Vatican

    07/02/2015 8:58:50 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," acknowledged Wednesday that, "as a secular Jewish feminist," she never expected to be invited to the Vatican.
  • Vatican Representative Endorses UN Sustainable Development Goals, “Verbatim”

    07/01/2015 3:14:57 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | Lepanto Institute
    On 22 June, just four days after Pope Francis promulgated the encyclical on the environment, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations gave a formal statement to the United Nations on the “Zero Draft, Post-2015 Development Agenda.” As an Apostolic Nuncio, the Archbishop represents Pope Francis himself and, in effect, is speaking on his behalf. In his statement he said: “We support the verbatim inclusion of the sustainable development goals and targets as in the Report of the OWG (Open Working Group).” (emphasis added) Toward the end of the statement, the...
  • Naomi Klein at the Vatican: This Changes Everything!

    07/01/2015 2:33:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/15 | Judi McLeod
    WHEE!!! The sound of the devil doing cartwheels of glee all over the Vatican. “The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. (AP, July 1, 2015) “Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular Jewish feminist,” she never expected to be invited to the Vatican. But there she was among the angels and saints of the ages, at home among their very relics all the same. Not just at the Vatican getting to lecture the...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Defender of the Pagan Gaia Faith’

    06/29/2015 7:00:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Judi McLeod
    Pope Francis should be brought in on the fact that the environmental movement genuflects not to God but to Gaia Pontificating from his window in a Vatican palazzo on Sunday, Pope Francis bypassed tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists, to lavish with gushing praise a few hundred activists who had marched to St. Peter’s Square under the banner ‘One Earth, one family”. Sunday marked the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul. “I encourage the collaboration between persons and associations of different religions on behalf of an integral ecology,” Francis said, offering good wishes to young people discussing what...
  • Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ‘Palestine’

    06/26/2015 12:51:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2015, 2:39 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The Vatican on Friday signed an historic first accord with “Palestine,” two years after officially recognizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013. It also recognizes the PA as having authority in eastern Jerusalem, the undivided capital of the Jewish state. […] Signing international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA. […]The agreement appears to ignore the fact that Christians have been...
  • Vatican signs treaty with "State of Palestine"

    06/26/2015 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/2016 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries. Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Gallagher and his Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, signed the treaty at a ceremony inside the Vatican.
  • Why the Vatican Should Love Air Conditioning

    06/24/2015 7:03:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world. Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned “the increasing use and power of air-conditioning” last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy, and innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment to the Vatican’s most famous edifice for more than a decade. That’s right. While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks “those who are obsessed with maximizing profits,” Carrier Corporation — a $13 billion for-profit company with 43,000 employees worldwide...
  • Malkin: Holy Hypocrisy and Hot Air

    06/23/2015 2:11:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 24, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air-conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world. Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned "the increasing use and power of air-conditioning" last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy and innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment to the Vatican's most famous edifice for more than a decade. That's right. While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks "those who are obsessed with maximizing profits," Carrier Corporation — a $13 billion for-profit company with 43,000 employees worldwide (now a...
  • Vatican's Climate Expert, an Atheist, Speaks on World's 1.2B Catholics Tackling Environment Issue

    06/23/2015 9:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    ZENIT: The World Seen From Rome ^ | 06/19/2015 | Deborah Castellano Lubov
    Only if we get our acts together will the climate crisis problem be able to be overcome. This is the conviction of Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, who has been a right-hand expert for Pope Francis' just-released encyclical on ecology. In an interview with ZENIT yesterday following the release of Pope Francis' 184-page encyclical on ecology 'Laudato Si': on the Care for Our Common Home,' Dr. Schellnhuber, who has recently been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences, spoke on the importance of the encyclical and how...
  • The Two Popes

    06/21/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Economic freedom, individual liberties must not be sacrificed at the altar of religious or secular dogma, that climate change is an immediate existential crisis that can only be solved by top-down dictates and controlled wealth redistribution Pope Francis issued a lengthy encyclical last week calling for radical change in human behavior to confront climate change. He presented climate change as the moral issue of our time. “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it,” the pope declared....
  • Pope Francis calls out Obama on climate change, says world must abandon fossil fuels

    06/18/2015 5:21:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 79 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/18/15 | b wolfgang
    n a sweeping, sometimes apocalyptic encyclical, Pope Francis on Thursday blasted the Obama administration and other world governments for not doing nearly enough to confront climate change, and said mankind is squandering the planet given to it by God and must abandon fossil fuels as soon as possible. “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” the pontiff said in his 184-page climate-change encyclical, a long-awaited document released publicly Thursday by the Vatican.”These situations have caused sister earth, along with all the abandoned of our world, to cry out, pleading that...
  • Pope Francis’ Climate-Change Encyclical Leaked Four Days Early by Italian Magazine

    06/16/2015 1:16:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jacob Koffler
    The 192-page document is Pope Francis' first major teaching letter on climate change and its effects on the planet's poor.Italian magazine L’Espresso leaked Pope Francis’ hotly anticipated encyclical on climate change on its website on Monday, breaking an embargo on the document set for Thursday. The 192-page document is Pope Francis’ first major teaching letter on climate change and its effects on the planet’s poor. Hailed by some as the “Pope of the poor,” Francis’ linkage of environmental and economic issues puts the Vatican out front on a closely watched topic. A Vatican official told Bloomberg News that the leak...
  • Vatican Speaker on Climate Thinks There are 6 Billion Too Many of Us

    06/13/2015 12:12:25 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    One of the speakers slated for the Vatican rollout of the long-awaited Papal document on climate change once said the earth is overpopulated by at least 6 billion people. The teaching document, called an encyclical, is scheduled for release on June 18 at Vatican City. Perhaps with the exception of the 1968 encyclical on contraception, no Vatican document has been greeted with such anticipation. The political left is hoping for a document that ties belief in global warming to a religious obligation. Climate skeptics have already started criticizing the document.
  • Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings [June 9, 2014]

    06/09/2015 11:30:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 298 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. The readings and prayer came as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to pray for Middle Eastern peace. A Holy See spokesman said the prayers were supposed to be a “pause in politics,” Breitbart reported. The pope said, too, that he hoped the interfaith prayers would foster peace specifically between Israelis and Palestinians, the news outlet said.
  • Medicine's Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

    06/02/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark Schrope
    A Syriac scholar at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Kessel was sitting in the library of the manuscript's owner, a wealthy collector of rare scientific material in Baltimore. At that moment, Dr. Kessel realized that just three weeks earlier, in a library at Harvard University, he had seen a single orphaned page that was too similar to these pages to be coincidence. The manuscript he held contained a hidden translation of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon, a Greco-Roman physician and philosopher who died in 200 A.D. It was missing pages and Dr. Kessel was suddenly...
  • France awaits Vatican word on ambassador said to be gay

    06/02/2015 8:00:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2015 10:35 AM EDT | Sylvie Corbet and Nicole Winfield
    The French government is expecting the Vatican to decide within days whether to approve the nomination of a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as French ambassador to the Holy See. Paris is hoping that Laurent Stefanini wins approval five months after the French presidential palace submitted his nomination. […] Gay rights groups have accused the Vatican of delaying a decision because of Stefanini’s sexual orientation. Such decisions normally take just a few weeks. …
  • The Rebel of St. Peter's Square: Where Is Pope Francis Steering the Church?

    05/30/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 05/30/2015 | Walter Mayr
    In the third year of his pontificate, criticism is growing of Pope Francis. Members of the Vatican establishment are turning against him and he even shocks his own staff with his free thinking. Where does this enigmatic pope want to steer the Catholic Church?
  • Vatican’s eco guru champions Occupy Wall Street thugs

    05/22/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Yore
    He is known as the architect of the UN Millennium Development Goals, and the proponent of the upcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His new book, entitled, (what else) The Age of Sustainable Development provides the lesson plan for the SDGs implementation. In his various UN roles, Sachs advocates for population control services of abortion, sterilization and all assorted reproductive rights.
  • Remind Me Again How Getting Rid of Gaddafi Was Some Kind of Improvement!

    05/21/2015 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Or maybe Obama, Hillary, McCain,  or Lindsey Graham could do some splainin'...? I'm no huge Bush fan in general, but am pretty damn sick of hearing the historical re-inventions lately re. how going into Iraq was always a failure, etc... like The Surge never happened- how Obama was 'handed a mess', blah blah blah...  Mark Levin recently noted this new 'progressive' push against reality, one likely intended to shield Obama/Dems from the outright disaster they've created in Iraq and 'The Levant'. The truth is, Barack Obama was handed a stable Iraq... then promptly dropped the reigns and walked away. And...
  • VATICAN BIG GOES HARD AGAINST U.S. TEA PARTY CLIMATE SKEPTICS

    05/19/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 271 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Many Catholics and others were puzzled by the appearance of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and former Senator Tim Wirth as speakers or honored guests at a Vatican sponsored conference on global warming. All three have spent years actively undermining Church teaching on questions of abortion and UN-style family planning, which includes active population control.
  • Pope ‘canonizes’ Abbas as ‘angel of peace’, betraying Iraqi nuns

    05/18/2015 8:33:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    As leaders of state, including the Vatican, recognize the illegitimate claim of Palestinian statehood, there can be no peace as that claim is based wholly on the outright destruction of Israel, the Jews, and the subjugation of Christianity Abandoning his own constituents, Pope Francis has embraced the divisive, terror-backed Palestinian Authority with a treaty recognizing its (nonexistent) statehood and an open-armed welcome of Mahmoud Abbas, P.A. leader, as an “angel of peace.” With this action, the pope iced the cake of tumultuous Middle East politics by celebrating a condoner of ISIS that continues to persecute members of his own Catholic...
  • Clear Communication is EVERYTHING

    05/18/2015 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Messaging the Vatican: IF Ellen Carmichael, writing for the National Review, is right about the Pope never having declared Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace”, is correct; that the context of the pontiff’s words is quite different when one reads the English version of what he really said, then the Vatican needs to bone up on communication. In a world where lies and propaganda masquerade freely as truth, communication is everything. “It’s astonishing that international news sources have continued to print false information, even after the pope’s remarks were made available in English. (National Review, May 17,...
  • Pope Francis Did NOT Call Abbas an ‘Angel of Peace’

    05/18/2015 7:56:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/18/2015 | Ellen Carmichael
    Sunday morning, Americans awakened to headlines proclaiming that Pope Francis had called Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace” during an event at the Vatican the day before. News organizations gleefully printed this claim across newspapers and news sites around the globe. Agence France-Presse’s headline: “Pope meets ‘angel of peace’ Abbas after treaty announcement.” BBC: “Pope Francis calls Palestinians’ Abbas ‘angel of peace.’” The New York Times: “In Vatican, Abbas Is Praised as ‘Angel of Peace.’” Even Jonathan S. Tobin of Commentary magazine published a piece entitled, “Sorry, Your Holiness, But Abbas Is No Angel.” Of course,...
  • More on Liberation Theology and the Soviets

    05/16/2015 8:56:24 AM PDT · by observationdeck · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/15/2015 | Alejandro Bermúdez
    If the Soviet bloc wasn't the mother of liberation theology, it was certainly a sinister stepmother, enlisting Catholics in a geopolitical cause and inviting them to sell their souls for funding and support. Only the naďve can disregard the mountain of evidence connecting liberation theology with Soviet action in the region.
  • Pope meets 'angel of peace' Abbas ahead of landmark accord recognising Palestine

    05/16/2015 8:39:39 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 62 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | May 16, 2015 | AFP
    Pope Francis met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, calling him “an angel of peace,” days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine to the anger of Israel. Abbas met the pontiff for about 20 minutes for a private audience, a meeting that comes a day before the pope is due to canonise two Palestinian nuns, who will become the first Palestinian Arabs to gain sainthood.
  • The Vatican Against the Jews [Numbers 23]

    05/14/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/14/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    It is since 2012 that the Vatican, under Pope Benedict XVI, spoke of the “State of Palestine” in its official documents. So the decision of the Holy See to recognize this non-existent state should not be a surprise. But the treaty is the first legal and bilateral document in which the Vatican speaks of the “State of Palestine” and no more of the “Organization for the Liberation of Palestine” (PLO): it is, in fact, an official recognition. A symbolic and historic breakthrough. When the Vatican recognized Israel, at the beginning of the Nineties, it happened within the framework of Oslo...
  • Russia to Help Palestine Become Independent State – Putin [Ezekiel 38]

    05/13/2015 9:57:53 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/28/2015 | Staff
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will help Palestine in achieving its goal of becoming an independent state with the capital in East Jerusalem, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday in his address to the Arab League summit participants. “Russia will continue contributing to the attainment of this goal [Palestine’s independence], working through bilateral channels and through multilateral channels, including in the ‘Quartet’ of international mediators,” Putin said. The Quartet comprising Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union, was established in 2002, aiming to reach a long-term peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians. The Russian president stressed on...
  • Vatican to Recognize Palestinian State in New Treaty

    05/13/2015 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/13/15 | GAIA PIANIGIANI and RICK GLADSTONE
    ROME — The Vatican said Wednesday that it had concluded a treaty to recognize Palestinian statehood, a symbolic but significant step welcomed by Palestinians but upsetting to the Israeli government. Formal recognition of a Palestinian state by the Vatican, which has deep religious interests in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories that include Christian holy sites, lends a powerful signal of moral authority and legitimacy to the efforts by the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, to achieve statehood despite the long paralyzed Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Israel has grown increasingly alarmed about the increased international acceptance of Palestine as a state since the...
  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

    05/13/2015 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Iscool · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2015
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.</p> <p>The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.</p>
  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

    05/13/2015 7:06:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 05/13/2015 | AP
    The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012 to recognize a Palestinian state. But the treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state and constitutes an official recognition. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to see Pope Francis on Saturday before the...
  • Vatican Recognizes Palestine

    05/13/2015 7:05:46 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 05/13/2015
    The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
  • Pope Francis aide blasts U.S. climate skeptics

    05/12/2015 2:07:52 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 83 replies
    Politico.Com ^ | 05/12/2015 | Nick Gass
    The pope’s closest adviser on Tuesday slammed climate-change skeptics, blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing the Catholic Church leader’s upcoming environmental letter. “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga at a news conference in Rome marking the start of Caritas Internationalis, an annual meeting of Catholic charitable groups, according to The Boston Globe. Pope Francis is expected to issue his encyclical letter on the environment this year, and Rodríguez...
  • NY Post: Pope Francis finally opens door to reconciliation for women after abortions? (Media Mangle)

    05/12/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    GetReligion ^ | May 11, 2015 | Terry Mattingly
    You know you are in for a wild ride when a GetReligion reader sends you a URL from The New York Post (or The New York Daily News, for that matter) with one of those, "Yeah, consider the source, BUT" notes that basically is warning you to duck and cover. Incoming. So here is the headline on this one: "The Catholic Church will now forgive your abortion." The loyal reader noted: "The title is bad, but it gets worse from there. Wouldn't have wasted your time with it, but it is such awful dreck that it seemed to me...