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  • Supernatural Experience[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Supernatural experience is you saturated by my Presence in and through you for as Ezekiel was swept up into my presence "Behold" this IS where I desire you to be always and forever in the arms of the One that loves you is where you belong ! A Psalm of David. Psalm 23 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through...
  • Miniature Shadow Synod being held with Pope every day at Santa Marta

    10/13/2015 3:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | October 13, 2015 | New Catholic
    Buried within the article published today in the Catholic German newspaper Die Tagespost is the incredible news that helps to explain both the amazing way in which rules are changed by the hour at the 2015 Synod, and the constant leaks of threats and papal opinions. Every day a kind of miniature Shadow Synod meets at the Domus Sanctae Marthae with the Pope (including some Synod Fathers and some outside guests) to decide what steps should be taken at the Synod. Maybe not even the author realized how explosive the revelation he included nonchalantly in his piece below is: there...
  • Cardinals oppose ‘perverse’ plan to open a McDonald’s in Vatican City

    10/19/2016 11:18:40 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 37 replies
    CatholicHerald.co.uk ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    McDonald’s plan to open its first restaurant in Vatican City has prompted criticism from cardinals living above the proposed site. The fast food giant is reportedly willing to pay “a few tens of thousands of euros per month” to rent a property within sight of St Peter’s Square, according to the Guardian. Cardinals claim that they were not consulted by APSA, the Vatican agency that owns the property, about the plans. Instead, residents were only informed after APSA had agreed to rent the ground floor of the property to McDonald’s. Cardinal Elio Sgreccia told LaRepubblica: “It’s a controversial, perverse decision...
  • Pope heads home from Mexican trip and attack on Trump's fence to the WALLED Vatican City

    02/18/2016 3:55:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    After warning Donald Trump that building a 'huge wall' on the Mexican border is 'not Christian', Pope Francis is returning home to Vatican City.... which is entirely surrounded by an enormous stone wall. The Pope made a direct dig at The Donald before he
  • Topless activist rushed the nativity scene in St Peter’s Square

    12/25/2014 2:13:46 PM PST · by redreno · 79 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/25/2014 | By Stephanie Linning
    A feminist activist ran topless through St Peter's Square and rushed the nativity scene before attempting to flee with the baby Jesus figurine. The woman, who had the words 'God Is Woman' written on her chest, started her protest just one hour after Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message. Thousands of pilgrims were still standing in the famous square when the woman, who is a member of Femen, was ambushed by a guard on her way off the platform. She was quickly arrested by officers from the Vatican police.
  • 2 LIVING POPES TO HONOR 2 DEAD ONES: THE CEREMONY

    04/26/2014 11:59:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2014 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes. For such a momentous occasion, the ceremony is actually quite short and surprisingly straightforward, with the added benefit that the relics of the two new saints will be presented for universal veneration by the church for the first time. Here are five things to look for - though beware, the rite is celebrated mostly in Latin, the official language of the Catholic Church.
  • Obama Administration Planning to Relocate Embassy to Holy See

    11/21/2013 3:04:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Zenit ^ | 11/21/2013
    Steps are reportedly being taken to relocate the U.S. embassy to the Holy See onto the grounds of the American embassy to Italy. <-- Advertising --> Although no official decision has been announced, the move appears likely and is being justified on grounds of enhanced security.Previous American ambassadors to the Holy See contacted by the National Catholic Reporter have said they are opposed to the plans.Ambassador James Nicholson, who served as ambassador during the presidency of George W. Bush, said the proposed relocation would be a “massive downgrade” that would turn the embassy into “a stepchild of the embassy to...
  • Top Contenders To Be The Next Pope

    03/11/2013 3:18:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | March 11, 2013 | Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the running, and history has yielded plenty of surprises. Yet several names have come up repeatedly as strong contenders. Here is a look at who they are:
  • Chimney raised on Sistine Chapel as conclave nears

    03/09/2013 11:19:47 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | March 9, 2013
    Firefighters, right, place the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, where cardinals will gather to elect the new pope, at the Vatican, Saturday, March 9, 2013. VATICAN CITY: Vatican workers hoisted a chimney onto the roof of the on Saturday in readiness for the conclave of Roman Catholic cardinals that will elect a successor to Pope Benedict. The conclave begins on Tuesday, with the sequestered cardinals using the chimney to tell the outside world whether or not they have chosen a new leader - black smoke signifying no decision and white smoke announcing a new pontiff. The rust-coloured...
  • MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'

    03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print. While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
  • British have invaded nine out of ten countries -- so look out Luxembourg

    11/10/2012 10:41:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2012 | Jasper Copping
    Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only...
  • Internet and e-commerce industry in Vatican

    09/23/2010 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies
    Ecommerce Journal ^ | September 23, 2010
    Today we’ve decided to explore internet and e-commerce infrastructure of Vatican. Everyone knows Vatican as a landlocked sovereign city-state, populated by only 826 people. The territory of the city-state consists of a landlocked enclave within the city of Rome, Italy. Vatican City represents an extremely ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state, ruled by the Bishop of Rome—the Pope. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergymen of various national origins. It is the sovereign territory of the Holy See and the location of the Pope's residence, referred to as the Apostolic Palace. Interestingly, the economy of this monarchical state is uniquely, non-commercial,...
  • Visiting Vatican City? Take Care!

    08/09/2010 7:54:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    news-fire.com ^ | Aug 9 2010 | Marian Buchant
    When In Rome – Cover Up New Strict Dress Code In Vatican City Could Catch Out Travellers Warns insurewithease.com (Press Release) Insurewithease.com, leading independent travel insurance specialist is urging holidaymakers in Rome to heed a stricter dress code now being enforced by the Vatican City, which includes visitors to St Peter’s Square. Some visitors turning up with bare shoulders and legs are being turned away, including shocked locals, just popping out to Vatican City for a paper or loaf of bread. Insurewithease.com advises travellers to take appropriate clothing with them to Rome, so that they don’t get caught out by...
  • Cyprus trip a political minefield for the pope (Barf-worthy)

    05/31/2010 3:46:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 217+ views
    AP ^ | 5/31/2010 | VICTOR L. SIMPSON
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI, often under fire for political missteps on foreign trips, is heading into a potential diplomatic storm when he visits Cyprus this week, a pilgrimage to a divided island that could anger Turkey and the rest of the Muslim world. Divisions between Greeks and ethnic Turks, splits in the Orthodox Christian community, and concerns over damaged Christian and Muslim houses of worship will be come under scrutiny during Benedict's three-day trip starting Friday. The visit will be a key test of whether the pope has found his diplomatic feet. The pope's linking of Islam to...
  • French Judge Says Turkish Charity Behind Gaza Flotilla Had Terror Ties

    06/02/2010 6:51:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies · 983+ views
    Fox ^ | June 02, 2010
    The Turkish Islamic charity behind a flotilla of aid ships that was raided by Israeli forces on its way to Gaza had ties to terrorism networks, including a 1999 al-Qaida plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport, France's former top anti-terrorism judge said Wednesday. The Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, known by its Turkish acronym IHH, had "clear, long-standing ties to terrorism and Jihad," former investigating judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
  • On Vaccines Made From Cells of Aborted Fetuses - Pontifical Academy for Life Response

    07/27/2005 6:22:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 4,239+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 27, 2005
    "It is a Grave Responsibility to Use Alternative Vaccines" VATICAN CITY, JULY 26, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a letter sent by Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, to Mrs. Debra Vinnedge, executive director, Children of God for Life. The letter presents the following study conducted by the academy entitled "Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Fetuses." * * * Vatican City, June 9, 2005 Mrs. Debra Vinnedge Executive Director, Children of God for Life United States Dear Mrs. Debra Vinnedge, On June 4, 2003, you wrote to His Eminence Cardinal Joseph...
  • Human Embryo Is a Child, Says Bishop Sgreccia - even if not in a maternal uterus

    02/25/2006 7:02:18 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 65 replies · 1,146+ views
    ZENIT ^ | 2006-02-24
    Human Embryo Is a Child, Says Bishop Sgreccia Promotes Bioethics Congress of Pontifical Academy for Life VATICAN CITY, FEB. 24, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The embryo, even if it is not being nurtured in a maternal uterus, is a child, said the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Bishop Elio Sgreccia said this in a press conference regarding the upcoming congress "The Human Embryo Prior to Implantation: Scientific Aspects and Bioethical Considerations," organized by the Pontifical organization in the Vatican on Feb. 27-28. "In any case, the embryo is a child: a boy or a girl, that has a special relationship...
  • Pope Cites Secularism in Canada Birth Rate

    05/22/2006 6:48:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies · 673+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Monday, May 20, 2006 | AP
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that low birth rates in Canada are the result of the "pervasive effects of secularism" and asked the country's bishops to counter the trend by preaching the truth of Christ. Benedict, who has spoken out several times in favor of large families, blamed Canada's low birth rate on social ills and moral ambiguities that result from secular ideology. "Like many countries ... Canada is today suffering from the pervasive effects of secularism," Benedict told visiting bishops from Canada. "One of the more dramatic symptoms of this mentality, clearly evident in your own...
  • Pope Celebrates Easter, Prays for Peace

    04/16/2006 10:23:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 412+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/06 | Frances D'Emilio - ap
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his first Easter Sunday as pontiff, praying for peace Iraq, negotiated solutions to the world's nuclear disputes and dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians. Looking tired, Benedict led nearly 100,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans in Mass in St. Peter's Square. His 79th birthday coincided with Easter, when Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. "Today, even in this modern age marked by anxiety and uncertainty, we live the event of the resurrection, which changed the face of our life and changed the history of humanity," Benedict said in the traditional...
  • Italian Seeks Asylum for Christian Convert

    03/28/2006 4:26:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 415+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news ^ | 3 28 06 | Associated Press
    ROME - Italy's foreign minister will ask the government to grant asylum to an Afghan man who had faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity. Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini, who was among the first to speak out on the man's behalf, will ask for the permission at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the ministry statement said in a statement Tuesday. Abdul Rahman, 41, was released from prison late Monday, a day after the court dismissed the case under pressure from the Bush administration. He quickly dropped out of sight, as Muslim clerics in his country continued to...