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  • VATICAN REFUSES TO OFFER ASYLUM TO ASIA BIBI

    12/17/2018 1:13:58 PM PST · by aimhigh · 68 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...
  • Pope Red Francis: Western World Has “Moral Responsibility” to Let in More Migrants

    12/17/2018 10:34:39 AM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    Jim Hoft - Gateway Pundit ^ | December 17, 2018
    Red Francis called on Western nations to open their doors to the flood of economic migrants from corrupt, poor regimes. This pope appears to put no thought into his touchy-feely far left positions. Voice of Europe reported: “It is the “moral responsibility” of the outside world to accept even more migrants,” Pope Francis explained in a speech on Thursday. This year it is 70 years since the globalist organisation that is the UN adopted the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. It was for that reason that Pope Francis urged the outside world to open its doors to even more migrants....
  • 'Don't Your Walls Protect You?': Diamond & Silk Call Out Pelosi for Opposing Trump's Wall

    12/16/2018 7:36:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 12/14/2018
    Social media sensations and Fox Nation hosts Diamond & Silk slammed Nancy Pelosi for her stance in the border security funding battle, calling the Democratic leader "out of touch." Pelosi on Thursday called out President Trump for threatening a government shutdown over Congress' failure to approve funding for border security -- including his long-promised wall -- saying the American people don't want a "Trump shutdown." On "Fox & Friends" Friday, Lynnette "Diamond" Hardaway said Trump has followed through on his promise to boost the economy, and now it's time for Congress to approve wall funding so he can follow through...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping [Boys & Girls]’

    08/14/2018 11:47:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 1,300-plus page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. The report begins with the following statement: “We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But...
  • Italian abuse victims’ group accuses Pope Francis of ‘disastrous’ negligence in clerical abuse cases

    10/03/2018 5:35:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 3, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    October 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Italian organization of sex abuse victims has accused Pope Francis and those who work closest with him of failing to “intervene” in Italian cases where they knew of clerical abuse.  On 2 October, the Italian organization of sex abuse victims Rete L’Abuso, or “abuse network,” together with the international abuse victim organization Ending Clerical Abuse (ECA), hosted a press conference in Rome. According to a Kath.net report, Rete L’Abuso's president Francesco Zanardi accused both the Vatican as well as the Italian government of gravely negligent omissions in this field of sexual abuse.  Zanardi called...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Calls on Pope Francis, UN for Help in Ukraine

    12/14/2018 7:28:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/14/18 | Nataliya Vasilyeva
    MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian Orthodox church on Friday called on Pope Francis, the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of pressure on Moscow-affiliated clerics. Ukraine’s Orthodox clerics will gather for a meeting Saturday that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church, and Ukrainian authorities have ramped up pressure on priests to support the move. The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian church for centuries, while enjoying broad autonomy, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pushed for the creation of an independent...
  • Vatican Calls for ‘Urgent Action and Urgent Decisions’ to Stop Climate Change

    12/13/2018 10:32:05 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.
    The Vatican delegation to the U.N. Climate summit in Katowice, Poland, has issued an “urgent call for ambition, action, and true solidarity” in battling climate change. At a press conference on Wednesday, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé, coordinator of the Holy See delegation, said that the climate crisis has economic, social, and financial aspects, while insisting on the call of Pope Francis to listen attentively to the cries of the earth, which is “groaning out in travail.” The Vatican delegation has also urged nations to pay heed to climate scientists and particularly the latest IPCC report, which “shows clearly the devastating impact...
  • 'Lead us not into temptation': Should the wording of the Lord's Prayer be changed?

    12/13/2018 9:06:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/13/2018 | Mark Woods
    Moves to change the wording of the Lord's Prayer used by Catholics around the world appear to be gathering pace as the Italian Bishops' Conference has submitted a new version to the Vatican for approval. At issue is the wording of the line usually rendered in English as 'and lead us not into temptation'. Pope Francis last year took issue with that, saying it was wrong to imagine God could tempt people to do wrong and that it was 'not a good translation'. 'A father does not lead into temptation, a father helps you to get up immediately,' he said...
  • Vatican No. 3 Cardinal George Pell Convicted on Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys

    12/12/2018 11:14:07 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12-11-18 | Lachlan Cartwright
    The Vatican’s third most powerful official has been convicted in Australia on all charges he sexually abused two choir boys there in the late '90s, according to two sources with knowledge of the case. A unanimous jury returned its verdict for Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday (Australian time) after more than three days of deliberations, the sources said, in a trial conducted under a gag order by the judge that prevented any details of the trial being made public.....
  • Late-Night Comedian Condemns Pope Francis for Homophobic Hate Speech

    12/12/2018 10:52:47 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    Friendly Atheist (Patheos) ^ | December 11, 2018 | Hemant Mehta
    Jenny Hagel, a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers who is both gay and Catholic, issued a strong denunciation of Pope Francis‘ homophobia last night. In response to the pope reiterating Catholic doctrine that says gay priests must be celibate (or be kicked out of the priesthood), an idea that suggests there’s something intrinsically wrong with gay people, Hagel called out anyone who still sees the pope as a good guy. "The press dubbed him “Cool Pope.” But here’s the thing: This guy’s not cool. This guy’s homophobic… We should all care about this because the pope is a...
  • Pope Francis Enacting Change to Lord’s Prayer: ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’

    12/11/2018 5:56:43 PM PST · by HotKat · 77 replies
    CBN News Faithwire ^ | 12/11/18 | Tre Goins-Phillips
    The Vatican — under the direction of Pope Francis — will soon change the verbiage in the Lord’s Prayer to clarify God does not, in fact, tempt people. The pope has taken issue with the phrase, “Lead us not into temptation,” one stanza of the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13.
  • Macron facing a crisis that he created by baiting Trump

    12/10/2018 5:57:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    An arrogant politician expressing contempt for Donald Trump and his supporters experienced a surprising and humiliating defeat in late 2016 in our presidential election. A corresponding scenario seems to be playing itself out again in Paris. A year and a half ago, in the wake of President Trump leaving the Paris Climate accord, France’s President Emmanuel Macron asked for a fight on climate change, in an address delivered in English, making it clear that his target was Donald Trump and the American electorate. As Andrew Bolt, writing for the Herald-Sun in Australia noted, he asked for a fight and “He...
  • Pro-LGBT Catholic Prof: Many German Bishops Don’t Believe Homosexual Acts Are Wrong

    12/09/2018 5:47:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/5/18 | Maike Hickson
    December 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic German ethics professor calls Cardinal Müller's recent remarks on homosexuality “unbearable” and claims that, just as the Church's teaching on the death penalty has changed, the teaching on homosexuality is also open to change. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has been under constant sharp criticism since his 21 November interview with LifeSiteNews, in which he had drawn a link between homosexuality and clerical sex abuse. Several prominent Catholics – among them Father Klaus Mertes, Father Ansgar Wucherpfennig, General Vicar Klaus Pfeffer –...
  • Knights of Malta Chief: Migrant Deaths Represent ‘Greatest Mass Grave Since WW2’

    12/08/2018 11:59:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Tablet ^ | December 7, 2018 | Elise Harris
    Albrecht von Boeselager, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, has said Europe cannot ignore its high number of migrant deaths, and stressed the importance of seeking a multilateral solution as nations prepare to adopt the U.N. global compact on migration in Morocco. “It has an effect on the soul of Europe if just across the border we have the greatest mass grave since World War II,” Boeselager said Dec. 5, speaking of the Mediterranean. “I cannot believe that it will leave the soul of Europe unaffected, and the situation, though there is less attention to it, has not become...
  • Pope Francis: Gay People Not Welcome in Clergy [How the MSM "Pink News" section reports it]

    12/03/2018 12:29:25 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    MSM.com Pink News ^ | December 02 2018 | Sofia Lotto Persio
    Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that “there is no place” in the clergy for gay people... Italian news outlets have published excerpts from a four-hour interview between Pope Francis and Spanish Missionary Fernando Prado, published as a book titled "The strength of vocation"... Avvenire published on November 29 the full excerpt in which Prado asks the Pontiff specifically about the inclusion of “people with homosexual tendencies.” Francis admits that this is “something that worries me..." He calls homosexuality “a very serious matter, which must be discerned adequately from the beginning” with those who seek to become clergy. “We...
  • Believing in Two Genders is a ‘Hate Crime’ Under Police Investigation at Catholic College

    04/28/2016 5:40:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 4/27/16 | Matt Lamb
    You can have your opinion’ as long as it doesn’t ‘deny my existence’It’s uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for someone to openly share a traditional Catholic viewpoint. When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department. Both the police and the university’s Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime. A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic Church, with three students who were...
  • Catholic College Employee Investigated By Police For Saying There Are Only Two Genders

    05/03/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 28, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Blasphemy was committed on a Catholic university campus: An employee at the "Catholic" school stated her belief, rooted in Catholicism, that there are only two genders. An unnamed employee at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has been suspended and is currently being investigated for a “hate crime” by the university’s Bias Incident Response Team and the LAPD for “denying transgenderism” when she stated that there are only two genders, reports The College Fix. On April 14, the employee engaged in a “dialogue” with three students who were hanging up posters for “Rainbow Week” on campus. Cosette Carleo, who identifies...
  • Gonzaga University Blocks Ben Shapiro Speech, Citing ‘Jesuit’ Values

    12/02/2018 6:20:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 65 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/30/18 | Lisa Bourne
    SPOKANE, Washington, November 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Gonzaga University has blocked a proposed speaking engagement for Ben Shapiro, saying it would be “contrary” to the school’s “Catholic/Jesuit mission and values.” Gonzaga Vice President of Student Development Judi Biggs Garbuio declined the College Republicans chapter’s request to book Shapiro to speak at the university, Campus Reform reports, citing in addition to the school’s “Catholic/Jesuit mission,” human dignity, solidarity with vulnerable people, and safety concerns, given the sort of protests that might accompany an appearance by the conservative, pro-life Jewish commentator. “Mr. Shapiro’s appearances routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and...
  • Vatican Official: Death Penalty ‘Never Justified’ as Legitimate Defense

    12/02/2018 6:15:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The Vatican’s foreign minister said that capital punishment may never be considered a form of legitimate defense Wednesday, adding that it constitutes “cruel and degrading treatment.” Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, said that the death penalty “is never justified as a hypothesis of legitimate defense,” in his address at a conference at the Italian parliament on “A World Without the Death Penalty.”The meeting, which was attended by Ministers of Justice from 25 countries, was organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio. Saint John Paul II had taught that the only way that capital punishment could...
  • Pope Francis: Church closings a ‘sign of the times,’ should not cause anxiety

    12/02/2018 4:59:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | November 30, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    Pope Francis: Church closings a ‘sign of the times,’ should not cause anxiety November 30, 2018 (CatholicCulture.org) – The observation that many churches, which until a few years ago were necessary, are now no longer thus, due to a lack of faithful and clergy, or a different distribution of the population between cities and rural areas, should be welcomed in the Church not with anxiety, but as a sign of the times that invites us to reflection and requires us to adapt. Those are the words of Pope Francis, as reported by the Vatican press office. The emphasis is mine. If some...