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  • Vatican arrests high-ranking priest accused of uploading child porn in Canada

    04/13/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    The Vatican has arrested a priest and high-ranking diplomat on suspicion of possessing, viewing, and distributing child pornography. Monsignor Carlo Capella served in the Vatican’s diplomatic corps since 2004. Ontario police accuse him of uploading child porn while visiting a “place of worship” during the 2016 Christmas holiday, USA Today reports.  He was most recently stationed at the U.S. embassy in Washington, D.C., but was recalled by the Vatican after the State Department notified it of the porn charges on August 21, 2017. American officials had requested that the Vatican waive Capella’s diplomatic immunity so he could face prosecution in...
  • ‘The Fisherman’s Tomb’: The Truth Behind the Great Search for the Apostle Peter

    04/13/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-12-18 | John O'Neill
    Deep under the Vatican lies one of the world’s greatest archaeological and religious wonders. It is almost unknown to the public, and was recently opened on a very limited basis to a few carefully vetted people each day as the so-called, “Scavi Tour.” The tour is often called the, “Hottest Ticket in Rome.” Beginning 75 years ago, the Vatican began a secret search for the tomb of the Apostle Peter, whom legend said was buried on Vatican Hill after his execution by the Roman Emperor, Nero, in 66 A.D. Peter was Christ’s most important lieutenant and, with Paul, one of...
  • Why Is American Catholic Leadership Ignoring the Catechism on Immigration?

    04/07/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/07/2018 | Megan Fox
    A few Sundays ago I was encouraged to take a flyer after mass detailing the Catholic position on DACA and immigration. I'll spare you the details, but it is basically amnesty. But is that really the Catholic position on immigration? Is it true that in order to be a good Catholic one must delete the borders of a nation and welcome in any person at any time for any reason without reserve? Nonsense.I know I'm not the only one in the laity who rolls her eyes at the messaging coming from the American bishops on this issue. Sarah Hoyt...
  • Q Anon: (4/2/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/02/2018 5:44:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,965 replies
    we-go-all.com/# ^ | 4/2/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Vatican: Pope did not say there is no hell

    03/30/2018 8:49:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/30/2018
    The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that "there is no hell".The quote came in an article in Italy's La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said "no quotations" in the article "should be considered as a faithful transcription" of the Pope's words.The Vatican said the article was based on a private meeting the Pope had with the daily's founder, Eugenio Scalfari. Catholic Church doctrine affirms the existence of hell and its eternity.The souls of sinners descend into hell, where they suffer "eternal fire", the Catholic catechism states.However, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the most senior Catholic in...
  • Vatican worshippers showered with falling chunks of plaster from ceiling... [Pope: there is no hell]

    03/29/2018 7:04:41 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 29th March 2018 | Jay Akbar
    The Vatican sealed off part of St Peter's Basilica after chunks of plaster rained down on worshippers at the height of the Easter holiday season. No one was injured by the falling plaster, which fell near Michelangelo's famed Pieta statue, near the main entrance.
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Vatican launches exorcism training course as demand for priests with skills to tackle demonic…[tr]

    02/26/2018 7:12:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Dan Buckley
    A week-long course on exorcism will be held in April at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, a Catholic educational institute in Rome. In 2011, the Catholic Church warned that a surge in Satanism, facilitated by the internet, had led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcism, and a six-day conference on the subject took place at the institute. The announcement of the training course is likely to be welcomed by Father Pat Collins, a Irish leading exorcist who said recently he is “baffled” why Church leaders are not taking action as more people claim to be victims of...
  • Pope: 'I don't know how to use the internet'

    02/18/2018 10:53:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.it ^ | 18 February 2018 03:03 CET+01:00
    The 81-year-old Pope Francis admitted on Saturday that he struggles with modern technology. “I don’t know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones; I don’t have one,” he told his audience. “I don’t know how to use the internet. When I have to send an email, I write it by hand and a secretary sends it for me,” he added. Pope Francis also joked on Saturday that he is on the “waiting list” for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI. …
  • A Vatican-Based Bishop Extols China: Reality checks in Rome are badly needed these days.

    02/08/2018 10:43:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2018 | George Weigel
    Despite the media and blogosphere attention he attracts, Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, a 75-year-old Argentine who is chancellor of various pontifical academies, is a small-bore bit player in the current drama of what friends and critics alike regard as an increasingly dysfunctional Vatican. Yet when someone of even his relative insignificance announces that “right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” that dysfunction comes into sharp relief — and a correction of the record is imperative. Catholic social doctrine is built on four foundational principles: 1. The inviolable dignity and value of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican science academy tweets NYT story supporting population control

    02/07/2018 6:41:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences tweeted yesterday without comment a New York Times article about people using birth control to stop having children because of "climate change" fear.  The alarmist New York Times article said some people are “acutely aware that having a child is one of the costliest actions they can take environmentally” and are therefore using artificial contraception to prevent that from happening.
  • Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem[tr]

    02/04/2018 12:35:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/04/2018 | Robert Spencer
    full title: TurkeyÂ’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing TrumpÂ’s recognition of Jerusalem as IsraelÂ’s capital. The United StatesÂ’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan and Pope Francis on the presidentÂ’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday. According to presidential sources, ErdoÄźan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald TrumpÂ’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city. The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move...
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • Vatican Cardinal: Church should consider married priests in some cases

    01/24/2018 8:50:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 01/24/2018 | Claire Chretien
    The cardinal who heads the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy suggests in a new book that the Catholic Church should consider ordaining married men in some cases. The Church shouldn’t be “closed or rigid” as it considers this topic, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy Cardinal Beniamino Stella wrote in Italian in All Francis’ Men, just released Monday. The Catholic Herald first translated Stella’s proposition. In remote places “there is acute suffering because of a real ‘sacramental emergency,’ which the few priests present are not able to accommodate,” Stella wrote. “Continuing to maintain their family and jobs and receiving...
  • Pope's role in disgraced cardinal's funeral draws outrage

    01/22/2018 3:21:11 PM PST · by buffyt · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2017 | CNN news
    Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors. Francis' prominent role in the ceremony has fueled the controversy over the decision to grant Law a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The story was made into a celebrated movie, Spotlight, and the scandal forced the Catholic church to rethink the way it dealt with child abuse in the church. 'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native...
  • Vatican Official Decries ‘Obsession’ with National Security, Border Control

    01/14/2018 10:59:22 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    A Vatican official has come out swinging in defense of Pope Francis’ insistence on the topic of immigration, accusing the Pope’s critics of being “obsessed” with national security and border control. Asked in an interview with Italian media whether the Pope isn’t “obsessed” with the immigration question, Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary for the Vatican’s office of Migrants and Refugees, responded that it isn’t Pope Francis who is obsessive, but rather his critics. Many would say that the modern “obsession with borders and national security to the detriment of the rights and dignity of refugees and refugees” is excessive, the...
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    https://youtu.be/TqQL--1Rx20
  • For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever Amen

    01/04/2018 7:12:23 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-18 | Bible
    Posthumous awareness is yours for the taking as you enter My gates of Thanksgiving and fill My courts with praise for Truly as you enter in My likeness I arise in you ! My words become yours and your words become My knowledge for you HAVE obtained The Mind of CHRIST that "IS" The Manifold Wisdom of God Himself in an eternal manner for His Glory "as" The Kingdom of ZION above all kingdoms for this is the inheritance of The Sons and Daughters of The Living GOD "YAHWEH" 8888888 EPHESIANS 3:8-11 8Though I am less than the least of...
  • Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies

    11/15/2005 10:52:47 AM PST · by parnasokan · 53 replies · 2,034+ views
    november 15, 2005
    Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Here follows an interesting article from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. I make no comment at all other than ‘read it’. Very soon, under the title “The Rockefeller Connection”, I will post something revealing, something important that until now passed completely under the Radar Screen. Stay tuned .. Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Il GIORNALE 13 November 2005 By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi October 9 2002, Rome. Elisabetta Burba, journalist with Panorama magazine, crosses Via Veneto. At the American Embassy someone is waiting...
  • Eerie and ominous’ sign appears as Pope Francis visits Vatican Nativity

    01/03/2018 6:39:58 AM PST · by MNDude · 23 replies
    Would Pope Francis say anything about this year’s Vatican nativity scene — which was so clearly meant as a nod to the LGBT lobby — when he paid it a visit on New Year’s Eve? He spoke not a word of course, but instead blessed it and chuckled as a few dignitaries, responsible for what some have called a “hideous” and “sacrilegious” crčche, gave him a guided tour. And yet something very eerie and ominous happened that evening. At exactly the same time as the Pope left St. Peter’s Basilica and walked to the crčche in St. Peter’s Square, a...