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  • Vatican Calls for ‘Urgent Action and Urgent Decisions’ to Stop Climate Change

    12/13/2018 10:32:05 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 42 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...
  • 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 · 36 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...
  • 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...
  • Dozens of Irish Doctors Storm Out of Meeting After They’re Told They Must Participate in Abortions

    12/03/2018 7:00:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 3, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Dozens of Irish Doctors Storm Out of Meeting After They’re Told They Must Participate in Abortions Dozens of Irish doctors walked out of an emergency meeting about abortion Sunday after they said their concerns about conscience protections are being ignored. ADVERTISEMENT About 300 doctors attended the meeting by the Irish College of General Practitioners EGM in Dublin to discuss the government’s plans to legalize abortions starting Jan. 1, 2019, NewsTalk reports.Dozens walked out after complaining that leaders have been ramming through the pro-abortion legislation without consulting the medical community or giving it ample time to prepare. Many doctors also fear...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • The Pope Who Would Destroy the Church

    11/24/2018 8:23:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 23, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Pope Who Would Destroy the Church The sense of the now almost unanimous non-traditionalist constituency opposing the madness of this Pope is ably summed up by  Dr. Douglas Farrow, a theology professor at McGill University, writing for Catholic World Report concerning what he calls “the troubling Bergoglio pontificate”: The critics are right that the revolution is wrong. This is not reform; it is not even conversion. It is conquest. If it is not stopped, the gates of Hades will prevail against the Church, which will die out everywhere just as it is dying out in the lands of the...
  • World’s oldest nun, Holocaust hero, dies in Poland aged 110

    11/24/2018 9:17:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 23.11.2018
    A Polish woman who was believed to be the world’s oldest nun has died at the age of 110. Born on March 25, 1908, Cecylia Roszak spent almost 90 years of her life in a convent, Poland’s PAP news agency reported. She died in the southern Polish city of Kraków last week, according to the local archdiocese. Roszak helped rescue Jews during World War II and was awarded the Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations medal, according to the PAP news agency. The Righteous Among the Nations title, the highest Israeli civilian distinction, has been awarded since 1963 by the...
  • Cath Cauc: McCarrick’s online footprint suggests he was deeply involved in doing pope’s bidding

    11/23/2018 8:58:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    November 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In light of the recently published book by the unofficial papal spokesman Andrea Tornielli – who now claims against Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň that Pope Francis did not give McCarrick any "official" tasks during his pontificate – it might be worthwhile to review briefly some of the evidence published online that points to McCarrick's influential role under Pope Francis' pontificate.  One 2015 article, for example, points out that McCarrick hand-delivered a letter from President Obama on behalf of the Pope. McCarrick also traveled to the Holy Land, Armenia, China, Iran, and other places on behalf...
  • Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Gave $10,000 To Manhattan DA After He Declined To File...

    10/09/2017 10:57:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 5, 2017 | David Sirota and Jay Cassano
    Full title: Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Gave $10,000 To Manhattan DA After He Declined To File Sexual Assault Charges Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer delivered $10,000 to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. in 2015, in the months after Vance’s office decided not to prosecute Weinstein over sexual assault allegations, according to an International Business Times review of campaign finance documents. That contribution from attorney David Boies — who previously headlined a fundraiser for Vance — was a fraction of the more than $182,000 that Boies, his son and his law partners have delivered to the Democrat during his political career....
  • Cuomo Orders NY AG to Pause Investigation Into Vance Over Weinstein Case

    08/29/2018 5:25:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 08.28.18 | Dan Clark
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June ordered state Attorney General Barbara Underwood to pause her investigation into Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s handling of the Harvey Weinstein case, a spokeswoman for Underwood confirmed Tuesday.
  • Cuomo got contribution from law firm representing Weinstein before halting probe into his case

    08/30/2018 8:48:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2018 | Rick Moran
    As a native Illinoisan, I can appreciate the wildly corrupt nature of this story. New York Governor Mario Cuomo received a $25,000 donation from the law firm representing Harvey Weinstein just six days before he called off an investigation into the movie mogul's behavior. The explanation from the law firm for the donation could have been lifted from a Chicago alderman's playbook. Page Six: “Neither Mr. Boies, nor anyone from his firm, ever discussed Harvey Weinstein or Mr. Vance with Mr. Cuomo, or anyone from his office, at any time,” the spokesperson told online political publication Capital and Main. “Mr....