Category Archives: Pope Francis

As Christmas Approaches, Islamic State Threatens Christians

Al-Abd Al-Faqir, a media group supported by the Islamic State, published two propaganda posters last month that depict an attack on Pope Francis.

One poster stated “Don’t think you are away from our attacks” and showed a jihadist with an Islamic State wristband and a handgun, taking aim at the pope as he walked by a barbed wire fence on a visit to Auschwitz. The other recent poster, again set at Auschwitz, was addressed to “slaves of the Cross” and depicted an assailant sneaking up on the pope from behind.

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Pope Francis: Chief Threats to World Are ‘Climate Change’ and Nuclear War

In his address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the pope urged his listeners to do all they can to assist humanity in facing the most pressing threats facing the planet, noting that in the first place these are “the immense and ongoing crisis of climate change and the nuclear menace liberal Democrats and Islamic jihad.”

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Church Goes From Scandal to Scandal

An NYC auxiliary bishop is credibly accused of abuse while the Vatican mulls Tobin and Gregory for DC.

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was a protégé of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who played a leading role in the Gaying of the Catholic Church in America. In a nod to that legacy, Bernardin requested the Windy City Gay Men’s Chorus perform at his funeral. As an auxiliary bishop under Bernardin in Chicago, Gregory witnessed the spread of homosexuality within the priesthood and hierarchy up close. Bernardin’s seminary was known as the “pink palace.”

As archbishop of Atlanta, Gregory has maintained Bernardin’s program of gay promotion and propaganda in the Church. Gregory, for example, has defended the writings and speeches of Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit who openly calls for the Church to adjust herself to the demands of the “LGBT community.”

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Francis Pulls Another Bergoglio: Sells Out Chinese Catholics

Jorge Mario Bergoglio likes to remind us that God is a God of surprises. I’ll say. The only thing that would have been more surprising than these last five years’ being the papal equivalent of Kingda Ka is if I had somewhere discovered a herd of wildebeests able to speak ancient Sumerian. Day after day, heresy after heresy… I confess, Dear Reader—during the Reign of Bergoglio, I have been powerfully surprised.

But let us not be stingy. We must give credit where credit is due. There is a lot, after all, for which we might thank His Holiness. This half-decade of reaching for the theological Dramamine has brought with it plenty of opportunities to think through some unexpected questions.

First, of course, is the question of whether the pope is Catholic.

I can see where the Borgia family had their uses back in the day. Rosetti – “The Borgia Family”

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Pope Francis Invites Bishops Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-Up to Youth Synod

Pope Francis invited several bishops accused of covering up clerical sex abuse to the Synod on Youth this October.

Most bishops who attend the Synod — a religious meeting bringing bishops from around the world to meet with the pope — are selected by their national bishop’s conference to represent a given region, but several bishops were invited to the gathering at Pope Francis’s request.

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The Pope’s Environmental Crusade Is Embarrassing And Pitiful

Over the weekend, after several days of silence, Pope Francis finally responded to the “emergency” that haunts the Vatican and the world: pollution. “We cannot allow our seas and oceans to be littered by endless fields of floating plastic,” Francis announced. Resolutely he declared that our current environmental situation is “unacceptable” and cannot be “allowed” and needs to be “confronted.” He said we must “work as though everything depended on us.”

Look! A Squirrel!

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Catholic Church Clergy Sex Scandal: Even the Pope Can’t Stop the Bleeding Now

ROME—Pope Francis has officially lost control of the American clerical sex-abuse scandal.

On the heels of the damning Pennsylvania grand jury report out this month, he now finds himself facing calls for his resignation over allegations that he was complicit in the coverup of a different sex-abusing cardinal, this time Washington, D.C.’s Theodore McCarrick, whose abuse was apparently so well known that he once advertised in a church bulletin that young seminarians should seek him out. And now, a BuzzFeed News exposé published Monday about murderous nuns at St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Vermont is sure to feed the fire, or at least prove once and for all—lest anyone doubted—that clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church is endemic.

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Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

Pope Francis has refused to respond to claims by a former Vatican diplomat who has called on him to resign.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano also accused the Pope of covering up reports of sexual abuse by a US cardinal.

The pontiff was asked about the accusations by reporters on his flight back to Rome after this weekend’s Papal visit to Ireland.

He said he would not say a single word in response to the 11-page letter from Archbishop Vigano.

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