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  • Pope Francis, Leading Imam Sign Covenant Pushing One-World Religion [Chrislam]

    02/15/2019 1:48:00 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    Prophecy in the News ^ | 02/15/2019 | Michael Snyder
    A historic interfaith covenant was signed in the Middle East on Monday, February 4th, and the mainstream media in the United States has been almost entirely silent about it. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is considered to be the most important imam in Sunni Islam, and he arrived at the signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi with Pope Francis "hand in hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood." But this wasn't just a ceremony for Catholics and Muslims. According to a British news source, the signing of this covenant was done "in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam,...
  • Pope Francis Returns From Abu Dhabi, Says Islam And Christianity Will Promote 'Common Values'

    02/08/2019 11:02:10 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    dailywire ^ | 2/6/19 | Paul Bois
    Upon returning from his historic Apostolic Journey to the Arabian Penninsula, specifically the United Arab Emirates, Pope Francis said that the Islamic world and the Christian world will work together to promote "common values." Speaking before his general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, Pope Francis discussed his meeting with the Great Imam of Al-Azhar and their signing of the document on the Human Brotherhood, which condemned all forms of religious violence, and the spreading of authentic values throughout the world. "The Great Imam of Al-Azhar and I signed the document on the Human Brotherhood, in which together we...
  • 'Never expected this in my life': Christians of the UAE hail pope's visit

    02/05/2019 8:47:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | February 5, 2019 | Natasha Turak
    ABU DHABI — Sarika Yaqoob and her family left Dubai at midnight to arrive in Abu Dhabi at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the day Pope Francis would deliver a historic mass during what was the first-ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula. "We've been here since 3 a.m., we were walking all the way," Yaqoob told CNBC at the edge of Zayed Sports City Stadium, where more than 140,000 attendees had gathered for the mass both inside and outside the venue. Because of blocked roads, her family parked their car some six miles from the stadium and walked....
  • Catholic Clergy: Making Themselves Irrelevant From the Pope to the Parish Priest

    02/05/2019 12:30:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2019 | Bill Taylor Jr.
    The beliefs of the Catholic Church are defined by two thousand years of careful writings and a slow process of understanding the revealed truths. This has brought us our Catechism, our Creed, encyclicals such as Humanae Vitae, and other solid references which provide a foundation for living well, especially in stressful times. One role of the clergy is to guide us Catholics in these teachings. The Church is not defined by whatever a priest in Paducah happens to say on Tuesday, and its faithful are under no obligation to take direction from misguided clergy. But how do we determine when...
  • Pope acknowledges priests, bishops have sexually abused nuns

    02/05/2019 12:12:45 PM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Francis noted that Pope Benedict XVI had taken action against a France-based order after some of its religious sisters had been reduced to "sexual slavery" at the hands of the priest who founded the order and other priests. "Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun," Francis said while returning home from the United...
  • Pope offers new pastoral strategy on abortion by calling for consolation and reconciliation

    01/28/2019 6:43:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 79 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Christopher Lamb
    Pope offers new pastoral strategy on abortion by calling for consolation and reconciliation 'I tell them their child is in heaven, talk to him, I tell them to sing them a lullaby, the lullaby that they had never been able to sing' Pope Francis boards the plane at Tocumen International Airport after attending World Youth Day in Panama City Jan. 27, 2019 Photo: CNS photo/Carlos Jasso, Reuters Women must be offered assistance to overcome the trauma of abortion including a spiritual reconciliation with the child who was terminated, Pope Francis told journalists on board the plane back from Panama. In...
  • In apparent shot at Trump, Pope says 'builders of walls' sow fear and divide

    01/26/2019 4:41:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2019 | Rosa Flores
    In apparent shot at Trump, Pope says 'builders of walls' sow fear and divide Panama City, Panama (CNN)Pope Francis has taken another shot at wall-building politicians, telling thousands of Catholics in Panama gathered for World Youth Day that "builders of walls sow fear" and "divide people." "We know that the father of lies, the devil, prefers a community divided and bickering," Francis told a crowd of tens of thousands of youth Thursday night at a seaside park in Panama City. "This is the criteria to divide people: The builders of bridges and the builders of walls, those builders of walls...
  • Pope condemns 'senseless' stigmatizing of migrants

    01/25/2019 9:35:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2019 12:27 PM | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said on Friday it was “senseless and irresponsible” to stigmatize migrants and see all of them as threats to society, weighing in again on one of the most divisive issues in the United States. Francis, who has made migration a key theme of his trip to Panama, spoke to several hundred thousand young people at a religious service on the waterfront of the country’s capital, one of the key events of the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day. “We want to be a church that fosters a culture that welcomes, protects, promotes and integrates; that does not stigmatize,...
  • Pope Francis criticises those who build walls in reference to Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall

    01/24/2019 7:59:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Perth Now ^ | January 24, 2019 | Staff and wires
    In what has been interpreted as a dig at the current crisis crippling the US government, the leader of the Catholic Church has publicly criticised those who use walls to create division and sow fear. At a youth rally in Panama this week Pope Francis, whose focus on the poor and marginalised have made him a target from those within the Vatican opposed to his efforts to reform, urged the packed crowd to build bridges rather barriers. The Supreme Pontiff deviated from his prepared remarks on Thursday to praise the estimated 250,000 young people, many waving their national flags, for...
  • Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November

    01/23/2019 2:26:02 PM PST · by chajin · 6 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 01/23/2019 | Vincenzo Pinto
    ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis announced Wednesday he will visit Japan in November, becoming the first pontiff to do so since John Paul II nearly 40 years ago. "I will go to Japan in November," he said on board the papal plane taking him to Panama for a gathering of young Catholics. The Argentine pontiff has repeatedly voiced a desire to visit Japan, home to some 450,000 Roman Catholics, including most recently in September last year. Francis had wanted to work as a missionary there in his youth but abandoned the plan after a lung operation. The pope...
  • Nathan Phillips Wants Summit With Pope Francis Over Covington Catholic Students Incident

    01/22/2019 3:14:06 PM PST · by detective · 104 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Native American activist Nathan Phillips wants to meet with Pope Francis following the incident with Covington Catholic High School students from Kentucky whom Phillips confronted last Friday in Washington, D.C. in an incident that went viral over the weekend. Phillips garnered national attention when he peddled a false story of being threatened by the boys when it turned out Phillips had approached the boys, banging a drum and chanting, positioning himself mere inches in front of one boy who stood silently and did not move, except to smile.
  • Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants

    01/21/2019 12:56:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 21, 2019 | BY SONIA PEREZ D. AND MARIA VERZA
    When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The Argentine-born son of Italian immigrants has long held the issue dear to his heart and has signaled that it will be a central theme during the trip, which comes as the latest caravan of Central Americans is wending its way toward the U.S.-Mexico frontier. Francis' emphasis on fundamental Christian teaching about welcoming...
  • 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.
  • Pope Francis criticises nationalism and suggests people should embrace diversity

    12/26/2018 4:13:19 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 82 replies
    In his traditional Christmas speech, Pope Francis criticised nationalism and called cultural differences a “source of richness”. Speaking about increasing nationalism in the Western world as a result of migration from North Africa and the Middle East the spiritual leader said: “Our differences are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness. As when an artist is about to make a mosaic: it is better to have tiles of many colours available, rather than just a few,” the Pope told a large audience in the Vatican. “The experience of families teaches us this,” he said, “as...
  • Caravan Demands $50k Each to Go Home. Vatican Wants Global Agencies to Decide.

    12/17/2018 7:03:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/14/18 | John Zmirak
    Surprise, surprise! Pope Francis’ Vatican supports the Global Compact for Migration. Even the Compact’s thinly veiled support for abortion isn’t enough to put the Vatican off. Thankfully, the Trump administration continues to follow the actual Catholic Catechism. That guarantees nations the right to regulate immigration unilaterally. You know, for the common good of the citizens who actually live in them. I’m tempted at this point simply to echo the brilliant Yoram Hazony. He argues in The Virtue of Nationalism that a global, imperial impulse is baked into Catholic political culture. We believe that a single, centralized Church should rule men’s...
  • Pope Francis ‘worried’ about homosexuality and says gay people should not join Catholic clergy

    12/04/2018 12:03:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    yahoo.com/news ^ | December 3, 2018 | Ross McGuinness
    ... The pontiff said: “This is something I am concerned about, because perhaps at one time it did not receive much attention.” He said candidates for the priesthood, as well as women seeking to become nuns, must be “humanly and emotionally mature”. He added: “For this reason, the church urges that persons with this rooted tendency not be accepted into ministry or consecrated life. “It’s better for them to leave the ministry or the consecrated life rather than to live a double life.”
  • Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests

    12/02/2018 4:45:13 PM PST · by Boomer · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/2/18 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.
  • Pope says he’s worried about homosexuality in the priesthood

    12/02/2018 12:32:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    apnews.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | AP
    Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle. ... Separately, the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Francis in the book as commenting on a clergyman who had told him that having gays in Catholic religious housing “isn’t so grave” because it’s “only an expression of affection.” That reasoning “is in error,” Francis said. “In consecrated life and priestly life, there is no place for this kind of affection.” He said candidates with “neuroses or...
  • Pope Francis Laments On Day Of The Poor: The Rich Are Winning

    11/19/2018 8:06:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Huff Post ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Pontiff slams “wealthy few who feast on what belongs to us all.” Pope Francis warned Sunday in his weekly sermon that calls for help from the poor are growing stronger — yet they continue to be ignored as the wealthy grab more resources that belong to everyone.