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  • Vatican Launches Track Team Made Up of Nuns, Clergy, Swiss Guard, and Other Staff

    01/18/2019 8:52:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2019 | Taylor Rojek
    A new international sports team may have a supernatural boost: Vatican representatives announced last week that the city-state has launched a national track and field team. The group will start with about 60 members, pending official clearance and a health examination required by the Italian government, Father Melchor Jose Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, team president and the head of the Vatican’s sports department in the culture ministry, told Runner’s World. Those members range in age from 18 to 62, and have a variety of professions within the Vatican. “There’s all types of people—it cuts across the Vatican world. There...
  • Vatican releases logo for Pope Francis' visit to Morocco

    01/09/2019 4:53:02 PM PST · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    Herald Malaysia Online ^ | 01/09/2019 | Robin Gomes
    Servant of Hope” is the theme of the Pope's visit to Morocco on March 30-31. The Holy Father is making the Apostolic Visit in response to the invitation of King Mohammed VI and the Bishops of the country. The trip to the Muslim-majority nation includes the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, and will be the Pope’s 26th outside Italy. The official logo of the Pope’s visit was chosen from about 50 entries in a competition. An explanatory note accompanying the logo's release says that a cross and a crescent in the logo are symbols of Christianity and Islam which highlight...
  • Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants

    01/07/2019 10:19:06 AM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 7, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis warned on Monday against a resurgence of nationalist and populist movements and criticized countries that try to solve the migration crisis with unilateral or isolationist actions. The pope, speaking to diplomats in an annual speech known informally as his “state of the world” address, suggested such movements and closed-door policies were turning the clock back 100 years to the dangerous period between the world wars. Relationships within the international community “are experiencing a period of difficulty, with the resurgence of nationalistic tendencies,” he said, making dialogue between countries and hurting the most vulnerable members of society, including migrants.
  • Vatican News touts Cuba's Castroite revolution in now deleted tweet

    01/07/2019 7:44:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Is the Vatican under Pope Francis now so enamored of socialism that it's tweeting celebratory praise for the Castroites and the hellhole they made of Cuba? Well, it's apparently trying.  Get a load of this: The Vatican News website recently paid tribute to Cuba on the 60th anniversary of the Communist revolution in a post that was quickly deleted, according to reports. The Communist island nation marked the occasion with celebrations on News [sic] Year's Day, while several leftist Latin American leaders tweeted their best wishes. Here is the supposedly deleted tweet: La página DEL VATICANO publicó un homenaje a los 60 años de...
  • 'If it's good enough for the Pope...' Now Trump insists his border wall can NOT be 'immoral

    01/03/2019 7:30:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 3, 2019 | Tom Stickings
    'If it's good enough for the Pope...' Now Trump insists his border wall can NOT be 'immoral because the Vatican's 40ft-high walls are 'the biggest of them all' Trump said the Vatican 'has the biggest wall of them all' as he demanded funding Vatican City has walls around it but allows visitors freely into St Peter's Square The President has also pointed to defenses at the Obamas' home to justify a wall Donald Trump has said his proposed border wall cannot be 'immoral' because the Vatican City has its own 40ft defenses. Speaking at the White House after meeting congressional...
  • Jesus Calling[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2018 3:27:21 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    I AM calling to you from The Garden of My Sacred heart My Beloved One And it is only as you make Me Alone your first fruit in every part of your life and breath that My Manifold Wisdom becomes your crowning glory for it is as you come and take My Hand in yours that we Truly BECOME ONE !
  • VATICAN REFUSES TO OFFER ASYLUM TO ASIA BIBI

    12/17/2018 1:13:58 PM PST · by aimhigh · 71 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/17/2018 | David Nussman
    After years of struggle in the courts, Aasiya Noreen "Asia" Bibi — a Catholic mother of five — was acquited of charges of blasphemy in the Pakistan Supreme Court on Oct. 31. Islamic fundamentalists all over Pakistan immediately began protesting the acquittal. Many of the protesters demanded Bibi's death for her alleged blasphemy against the prophet Mohammad. Since her acquittal, Bibi and her family have lived in fear for their lives. Many countries, such as Italy and Canada, have considered offering asylum to Bibi and her family members. Efforts to help the persecuted Catholic family have also been proposed in...
  • Holy See Pushes Urgent Action on Climate Change

    12/12/2018 3:42:27 PM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Zenit ^ | December 12, 2018
    Msgr. Bruno-Marie Duffé – secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and coordinator of the Holy See delegation led by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State – at a press conference on Wednesday, December 12, stated strongly the Holy See urgent call for ambition, action, and true solidarity. The event was held in connection with the COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland. Msgr. Duffé reiterated the messages from Laudato Si’ that this is one crisis, with economic, social and financial aspects. The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ encourages nations to listen attentively to the cry of the earth,...
  • The incredible national news story that we CAN'T report:very high-profile figure has been convicted

    12/12/2018 9:04:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 06:57 EST, 12 December 2018 | Updated: 06:57 EST, 12 December 2018 | By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia
    Full Title: The incredible national news story that we CAN'T report: A very high-profile figure has been convicted of a serious crime - here's why you're not allowed to read about it ================================================================ A suppression order protected the conviction of a high-profile figure this week The person was convicted on Tuesday and will be remanded in February Victorian County Court has ordered a gag on the person's identity and charges The state accounts for more than half of suppression orders doled out in country =================================================================== A very high-profile figure has been convicted of a serious crime this week, but suppression...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/28/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · by narses · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 8/11/2017 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • Caravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries

    04/04/2018 5:49:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory this week. Mexican officials reportedly are offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown. But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on -- with reckless aiding and abetting by churches across the U.S. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group in charge of the annual "migrant caravan," launched its effort during Holy Week by invoking the Stations of the Cross with biblical costumery and prop crosses. When they're not serving as human traffickers masquerading as human rights activists, these travel agents for amnesty busy themselves...
  • English Catholics Criticise Vatican-China Deal

    11/10/2018 5:02:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/9/18 | Nick Hallett
    A long-serving MP and a former Member of the European Parliament are among names who have condemned the agreementA group of English Catholics, including a long-serving MP, have signed a joint letter expressing “profound dismay” at the Vatican’s provisional agreement with Beijing. Conservative MP Sir David Amess joined Irish former MEP Kathy Sinnott and Professor David Paton in criticising the Vatican for allowing the atheist Chinese government to have a role in choosing bishops at a time of increasing oppression. “The Chinese authorities have also continued to harass, detain, or hold indefinitely and incommunicado certain leading Catholic clergy, including Bishops...
  • Mysterious Prof Who Peddled Clinton Dirt to Papadopoulos May Be Dead, DNC Lawyers Say

    09/09/2018 12:09:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2018 | Debra Heine
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said in a court filing Friday that the London-based Maltese professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton may be dead. Joseph Mifsud vanished from the public eye late last year after his name surfaced in stories about the Russia investigation. The DNC, which is suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks for interfering in the 2016 election, said that it believes that all the defendants in the case had been served with the complaint, “with the exception of Mifsud (who is missing and may be deceased).”...
  • 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.
  • Spain Says Vatican to Help with Discreet Reburial of Franco

    10/30/2018 6:36:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/30/18 | AP
    MADRID, Spain - The Spanish government said Tuesday that the Vatican has agreed to jointly find ways to prevent the remains of late Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from being reburied under a central Madrid cathedral after they are exhumed from a glorifying mausoleum. Relatives of Franco want to reinter his embalmed body in a family crypt under Almudena Cathedral if the government delivers on a promise to remove it from the Valley of the Fallen, a self-aggrandizing mausoleum outside of the Spanish capital where he was interred upon his death in 1975 alongside the remains of some 34,000 fighters...
  • Taiwan accuses Beijing of trying to make it ‘irrelevant’ with Vatican deal

    10/04/2018 2:04:12 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    South China Morning Post ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Reuters
    The Vatican is Taiwan’s last remaining diplomatic ally in Europe. The self-ruled island has formal relations with 16 other countries, many of them small, less-developed nations in Central America and the Pacific. “Communist China remains committed to making the Taiwan people irrelevant to the United Nations and to excluding Taiwan from playing a meaningful role both in the United Nations family and in the international communities." Matthew Lee, Taiwan’s envoy to the Vatican, made the dig in a speech during a reception marking Taiwan’s national day that was attended by Vatican officials, including several directly involved in the negotiations with...
  • Steve Bannon drafting curriculum for right-wing Catholic institute in Italy

    09/23/2018 12:19:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 2018 | Mark Hosenbell
    Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon is helping to craft the curriculum for a leadership course at a right-wing Roman Catholic institute in Italy, stepping up his efforts to influence conservative thinking in the church. Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute based in a mountaintop monastery not far from Rome, told Reuters Bannon had been helping to build up the institute for about half of its eight-year life. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading Vatican conservative who is president of the Institute’s board of advisers, said Bannon would be playing a leading role there. Burke told Reuters he...
  • Stalin's Priests: Russia Infiltrates Catholic Church in New Thriller

    09/23/2018 7:29:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Stalin’s Priests” tells the story of Rolf Wozzack, a KGB agent, who is hand chosen by Joseph Stalin himself as part of the Russian leader’s plan to infiltrate the Catholic church to subvert it for his own use and eventually destroy it from within. Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl named Lucia is visited by angels and the Virgin Mary with her two cousins and is told through prophecies 20 years before Stalin comes to power that Russia will spread evil throughout the world and persecute the church. “Through our research, we discovered that the head of the NY State Teachers Union...
  • Another Vatican Diplomatic Blunder: Allowing China to Help Choose Bishops They Approve Of.

    09/20/2018 9:00:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2018 | By GEORGE WEIGEL
    Eighty-five years ago, on July 20, 1933, a concordat defining the legal position of the Catholic Church in the Third Reich was signed by Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) and German vice chancellor Franz von Papen. The Reischskonkordat was then ratified by the Nazi-dominated German parliament some six weeks later, on September 10. Pope Pius XI, under whose authority Cardinal Pacelli had negotiated this treaty, was under no illusions about German National Socialism; he detested its racial ideology. And unlike some Vatican diplomats who seem to have imagined that the Third Reich would be...
  • Vatican Rocked by Leak of 300-Page Dossier

    09/13/2018 3:48:21 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 13, 2018 | Christine Niles
    The Vatican is reeling from news that the 300-page dossier containing names of members of the gay lobby — a dossier some believe led to Pope Benedict's resignation in 2013 — has been leaked to the media. Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian journal read by Vatican officials, is confirming it has seen the 300-page dossier. "The report contains a detailed and disturbing picture of the moral and material corruption of the clergy, with names, surnames and circumstances," writes Francesca Fagnani. We are ... able to view a document on papal letterhead included in the investigation, and here we publish an...