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  • Cardinal Wuerl Is Out... Or Is He? For the love of all that is holy, Pope Francis, man up!

    10/15/2018 8:12:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2018 | Megan Fox
    Embattled Cardinal Wuerl is finally out after Pope Francis accepted his resignation. Wuerl was named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report accusing him of being responsible for shuffling known predator priests around. In one egregious case, he allegedly paid off a priest who was involved in a child porn ring. It is disturbing to many Catholics that Wuerl is being allowed to retire with all his benefits after so terrible a cover-up, but at one point it was debatable whether he would even resign. USA Today reported: "A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl’s resignation, but named no...
  • A Tribute to “Saint” Paul VI [Catholic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 3 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | October 14, AD 2018 | Editor
    ...We begin, therefore, with a little “Litany to Saint Paul VI”, a list of 50 outrageous titles that can justly be applied to this new anti-saint. The idea, of course, is not to ask anyone to use this for an actual litany (God forbid!), but rather to point out vividly the absurdity of taking this wicked man for a saint of the Catholic Church. “St.” Paul VI was the… destroyer of the sacraments architect of the Novus Ordo Missae deformer of the Curia captain of collegiality councilor of heresy admirer of false religions cheerleader for the United Nations patron of...
  • Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

    10/14/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis is facing criticism from abortion activists across Europe this week after he likened abortion to “hiring a hitman” to kill unborn babies. The pope made the impromptu remark Wednesday at the Vatican. ADF reports the pope’s abortion comments were not in the text of his prepared weekly homily. Instead, he appears to have spoken from the heart about the pervasive violence against unborn babies. “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is...
  • Pope Francis: Having an abortion is like 'hiring a hit man'

    10/10/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Pope Francis shared some of his toughest words on abortion to date during remarks to tens of thousands of onlookers in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, comparing the procedure to "hiring a hit man to solve a problem." In his mass to thousands of Catholics gathered in the square, Pope Francis asked the the crowd whether it was right to ever "take out" a human life, according to Reuters. “I ask you: ‘Is it right to ‘take out’ a human life to solve a problem? What do you think? Is it right? Is it right or not?” Francis asked, to...
  • Papal Allies and Friends Tapped to Shape Synod’s Conclusions

    10/12/2018 4:57:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Crux ^ | 10/10/18 | Elise Harris
    ROME - On Wednesday the Vatican released the list of figures who will shape the concluding document of the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, and based on the composition of the group, conservatives in the Church may feel anew that they’ve been given a cold shoulder. Elected by region, the five prelates chosen by a vote within the synod hall to draft the final document are: Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, Archbishop of Mexico City, a papal delegate to the synod; Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, Prefect of the Vatican dicastery for Integral Human...
  • [Cath Cauc] Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’

    10/12/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Francis’ glowing send-off of Wuerl signals he’s ‘not the Pope to clean out the stables’: scholar WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ praise of Cardinal Wuerl for his “nobility” and “docility to the Spirit” in his letter accepting the Cardinal’s resignation signals that Francis is “not the Pope to clean out the stables” of the abuse crisis that is rocking the Church, a Catholic scholar said.  Oxford University’s Dr. Joseph Shaw told LifeSiteNews that Pope Francis’s Oct. 12 letter accepting Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation “makes it very clear” that he doesn’t want to punish his subordinate.  “In...
  • Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation amid scandal

    10/12/2018 7:23:51 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 October 2018 | AP
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. But in a letter released by Wuerl’s office, Francis praised his longtime ally and suggested Wuerl had unfairly become a scapegoat, having made some “mistakes” in handling sex abuse cases, but not having covered them up. With the resignation, Wuerl becomes the most prominent head to roll in the scandal roiling the Catholic Church after his predecessor as Washington archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was forced...
  • Pope accepts resignation of Pittsburgh-native Cardinal Wuerl

    10/12/2018 3:51:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 12, 2018
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl who is implicated in the sex abuse cover-up scandal. Wuerl, the former bishop of Pittsburgh, has been scrutinized since the release of a grand jury report on child sex abuse by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses. He was named nearly 200 times for his alleged involvement in the cover-up. Wuerl served as bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006. After the August release of the grand jury report, calls for his resignation began. In light of the grand jury report and a petition,...
  • Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang

    10/11/2018 7:31:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10/11/2018
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday. Pope Francis is already set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18 for an audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace, where Moon will personally deliver the invitation from Kim Jong Un. President Moon, a Catholic, will also participate in a Mass for peace on the Korean peninsula in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 17 celebrated by the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. During the most recent summit between Korean leaders in September, Kim told Moon...
  • Pope Francis to host 'oil executives' to talk about combating climate change...

    06/01/2018 7:53:45 AM PDT · by caww · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/01/2018 | Naomi Lim
    Companies such as BlackRock, BP, ExxonMobil, and Equinor are expected to be represented at the gathering, which will likely take place on June 9 The conversation's focus will be aligned with Francis' 2015 "On Care For Our Common Home” encyclical, a papal document arguing climate change is caused by humans and that world leaders were not doing enough to mitigate it, sources told the news outlet. Addressing the issue of climate change is a priority for Francis. In addition to the encyclical, the pope warned in 2017 in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma that history would judge the...
  • Pope Urges Top Oil Executives to Convert to Clean Fuel

    06/10/2018 6:29:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    (VATICAN NEWS) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy. Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to “Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”, Pope Francis said “civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization”. The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturday, was promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Notre Dame University. It saw the participation of senior executives of leading oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Eni, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and Pemex. In his...
  • Amazon is funding an extremist UK charity whose founder supports child marriage and stoning [TR]

    10/09/2018 12:23:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | October 8, 2018 | Voice of Europe
    Amazon has approved funding for an Islamic extremist British charity called The Muslim Research and Development Foundation, through its Amazon Smile programme, The Times reports. The charity (MRDF) which according to the government’s counter-extremism commissioner Sara Khan, is the “main Salafist organisation in the UK”. It was founded and formerly chaired by Haitham al-Haddad, a 52 year old Saudi Islamic scholar. Khan also stated, “Haitham al-Haddad’s views are misogynistic, racist and homophobic. They promote a supremacist ‘us versus them’ world view that wrongly makes Muslims feel that they can’t be fully British.” In addition he has also been described as...
  • Allen West: We Are Now Fully Embroiled in an Uncivil Ideological Civil War

    10/08/2018 11:54:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-8-18 | Allen West
    Let me start by cautioning constitutional conservatives on being giddy, gloating, and excessively celebrating over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. College football head coach emeritus Lou Holtz once admonished his players that when they end up in the end zone and score a touchdown, act like you have been there before. Yes, a good man survived, withstood, the most vile, vicious, and vitriolic of assaults and character assassination from the progressive, socialist left. Already the left has evidenced that they are not done. They now want to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The question to be asked: why?
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod

    10/08/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Ocotber 8, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The four young people from Canada now at the Vatican synod on youth are all from Salt and Light Media. The Toronto-based media outlet is run by Basilian Fr. Thomas Rosica, who is also on the synod’s Information Commission, and part of the team handling daily press briefings during the three-week event that began Wednesday. Pope Francis named 34 young people to the synod as “collaborators” and “observers.” As such, they take part in discussions, but don’t vote on final documents. Rosica...
  • Poland is beset by Russian revanchism, Western decadence, and dangers from within

    10/08/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 2018 | Stephen White
    Poland is striving, in a stumbling and halting way, to maintain its identity, an identity that is both European and inextricably Catholic. To do that, it must avoid the twin pitfalls of Russian revanchism and Western cultural decadence. The Russian occupation of Crimea and continued fighting in Ukraine are taken with deadly seriousness in Warsaw. Polish distrust of Russia, now and in the past, explain Poland’s eagerness to strengthen military ties with the United States. This also explains Poland’s frustration with the European Union’s dependence on Russian energy, a frustration President Trump shares. Tugging at Poland from the West is...
  • Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

    10/08/2018 3:35:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    al Reuters ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2018 / 5:49 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back. “(The Church must be) saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser and at the same time be made ever more aware of its guilt, its mistakes, and abuses...
  • Terrifying climate change warning: 12 years until we’re doomed

    10/08/2018 11:00:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 77 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich | New York Post
    Earth is on track to face devastating consequences of climate change – extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding – unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new United Nations report warns. The planet’s surface has already warmed by 1 degree Celsius – or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit – and could see a catastrophic 1.5 C — 2.7 F — increase between 2030 and 2052, scientists say. “This is concerning because we know there are so many more problems if we exceed 1.5 degrees C global warming, including more heat waves and hot summers,...
  • World must take 'unprecedented' steps to avert worst effects of global warming: U.N.

    10/08/2018 9:22:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 8, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON - Society would have to enact "unprecedented" changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as well as the loss of species, a U.N. report said on Monday. The report is seen as the main scientific guide for government policymakers on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement during the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. To contain warming at 1.5C, man-made global net carbon dioxide emissions would need to fall by...
  • What the new report on climate change expects from you

    10/08/2018 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2018 | By Eliza Mackintosh
    A stark new report from the global scientific authority on climate change calls on individuals, as well as governments, to take action to avoid disastrous levels of global warming. The IPCC's models emphasize the need for people to change their lifestyle and consumption patterns to more sustainable alternatives, specifically in areas they can control, like modes of transportation, the buildings they inhabit and their dietary preferences. Here's what consumers can do: Transportation: In order to meet the 1.5C goal, the IPCC envisages a future where people travel less, and that generally consumer preferences shift to more sustainable choices like car...
  • The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say

    10/07/2018 10:01:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 7, 2018 | Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis
    The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change. With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States — the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide — rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim. To avoid racing past warming of 1.5...