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« Reply #720 on: March 04, 2016, 01:44:06 pm »

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pope-francis-says-that-the-muslim-invasion-of-europe-should-be-embraced/

Pope Francis Says That The Muslim Invasion Of Europe Should Be Embraced

"We can speak today of Arab invasion. It is a social fact," Pope Francis says with detachment, as if observed that the weather is cold. But he immediately added - and theorists of the "great change", dear to the far right, then it would remain disappointed - "how many invasions has experienced Europe in the course of its history! But he has always been able to overcome herself, go ahead then they find themselves as increased by the exchange between cultures."

3/4/16

Pope Francis referred to an “Arab invasion” during a speech to a French Christian group this week, adding that Europe has been enhanced by previous influxes of people.

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” Revelation 13:6 (KJV)

In an absolutely shocking statement yesterday, Pope Francis very matter-of-factly declared that the Muslim invasion of Europe is an established fact and that it if Europe wanted to survive they should embrace the millions of illegal migrants pouring across their borders. The website of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano had this to say:

“We can speak today of Arab invasion. It is a social fact,” Pope Francis says with detachment, as if observed that the weather is cold. But he immediately added – and theorists of the “great change”, dear to the far right, then it would remain disappointed – “how many invasions has experienced Europe in the course of its history! But he has always been able to overcome herself, go ahead then they find themselves as increased by the exchange between cultures.” – source

The pope then went on to say that Europe needs a “healthy secularism” where all religious points of view are tolerated and accepted:


“A healthy secularism includes an opening to all forms of transcendence, according to the different religious and philosophical traditions”

The speed in which Pope Francis is assembling and building his One World Religion is astonishing. He said in the same meeting “Let us put aside the religious dimension” and let us “make an appeal to all humanity”.

You are watching the prophesied One World Religion coming to life before your very eyes.

Pope Francis referred to an “Arab invasion” during a speech to a French Christian group this week, adding that Europe has been enhanced by previous influxes of people.

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“A healthy secularism includes an opening to all forms of transcendence, according to the different religious and philosophical traditions”

The speed in which Pope Francis is assembling and building his One World Religion is astonishing. He said in the same meeting “Let us put aside the religious dimension” and let us “make an appeal to all humanity”.

You are watching the prophesied One World Religion coming to life before your very eyes.


He IS LEADING MILLIONS into the Lake of Fire... But remember, God is in control.
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Pope Francis Sets Canonization Date For Mother Teresa: Sept. 4

Making official what was set in motion back in December, Pope Francis has approved the canonization of five new saints, including Mother Teresa. Hundreds of Mother Teresa's followers are expected to visit Rome when she's canonized on Sept. 4.

In addition to Mother Teresa, who was famously a tireless advocate for the poor, Francis approved final canonization plans for four other saints Tuesday. Here are there names, along with the Vatican's brief description of their lives and their canonization date:

Stanisłaus of Jesus and Mary (né Jan Papczynski; 1631-1701) of Poland — "a member of the Piarist Order. After leaving the Piarists, Bd Stanisłaus founded the Marians of the Immaculate Conception." (June 5)

Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad (1870-1957) of Sweden — "a convert from Lutheranism, founded a new branch of Bridgettine sisters, dedicated to working and praying for the unity of Scandinavian Christians with the Church. She will be the first Swedish saint in more than 600 years." (June 5)

José Gabriel del Rosario (1840–1914) — "from Pope Francis' native Argentina, known as the 'gaucho priest.' Like the famous Argentinian cattlemen, he traveled on a mule throughout the vast territory of his parish in order to be close to the members of his flock." (Oct. 16)

José Luis Sánchez del Río (1913–1928) of Mexico — "Blessed José was just fourteen-years-old when he was martyred by the Mexican government during the Cristeros War, after refusing to deny his Faith." (Oct. 16)

As we reported when Francis formally attributed a second miracle to Mother Teresa:

"Mother Teresa has often been described as a citizen of the world. Here's how she once described herself: 'By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.'

"Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa was the third child of an Albanian couple who ran a grocery. Her father died when she was around 8 years old, and when she turned 18, she joined the Irish-based Sisters of Loreto, where she received the name Sister Mary Teresa."
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« Reply #722 on: March 24, 2016, 10:49:23 pm »

Pope Francis calls on priests to stand with ‘poor, outcast, and oppressed’



Pope Francis called on priests around the world to defend “the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed” on Thursday, a day marked on the Catholic calendar as a commemoration of the founding of the priesthood by Jesus Christ.

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Pope Francis calls to accept gays

In a major shift of Catholic tenets of faith, pope releases paper instructing Catholics on how to live, tells them to accept homosexuals.   

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Archbishop: Pope told me we must avoid speaking ‘plainly’ on Communion for remarried

Archbishop Bruno Forte, the Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy, said during a presentation on the pope’s recent exhortation Amoris Laetitia that Pope Francis told him at the Synod on the Family that he didn’t want to speak “plainly” about the question of admitting remarried divorcees to Holy Communion because doing so would make a “terrible mess.”

Forte claimed that the pope told him: “If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried, you do not know what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly, do it in a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions.”

“Typical of a Jesuit,” Abp Forte reportedly joked.

Forte’s comment was published on the Italian news site Zonalocale.it and translated by OnePeterFive.

In Pope Francis’ exhortation from the Synod, Amoris Laetitia, the only reference to the question of Communion for the divorced and remarried comes in footnote 351.

Though it lacks the force and clarity of previous magisterial pronouncements against granting Communion to the remarried – most notably in Pope John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio – liberals have nevertheless seized on it to justify the practice.

Footnote 351 comes at paragraph 305, where the pope says that despite an “objective situation of sin” it is possible that a person “can be living in God’s grace, can love and can also grow in the life of grace and charity, while receiving the Church’s help to this end.” There he includes the footnote, which states, “In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments,” followed by references to both Confession and the Eucharist.

Pope Francis later said he doesn’t remember the controversial footnote.

Numerous commentators have argued that the paragraph and footnote contradict the previous teaching of Familiaris Consortio, where Pope John Paul II explained that unless a couple in an invalid marriage abstains from marital intimacy, they would be ineligible to receive the Sacraments.

Familiaris Consortio states:

    …the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church's teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.

Forte said that Amoris Laetitia doesn’t change doctrine, but applies it mercifully.

The message of the exhortation, he says, is, “Don’t judge, but reach out to all with the gaze of mercy, but without renouncing the Truth of God.  It is easy to say, ‘that family has failed’; more difficult to help it not to fail.  No one ought to feel themselves excluded from the Church.”

Pope Francis personally chose Forte to be the special secretary to the synods.  Forte is credited with writing the 2014 synod’s controversial mid-term Relatio, which suggested the Church emphasize the “positive” aspects of actions it considers to be mortally sinful, such as cohabitation and homosexuality.  Forte has also said that same-sex unions have “rights that should be protected.”

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‘State must be secular, single-religion states end badly’ – Pope Francis to French Catholic paper

 Pope Francis believes that a healthy secularism paired with a strong law that grants above all a religious freedom is the key to a successful and peaceful state, while states tied to a single religion don’t have a future.

“Confessional states end badly…I believe that secularism accompanied by a strong law which guarantees religious freedom provides a framework for moving forward,” the Pontiff said in an interview with Guillaume Goubert, director of French Roman Catholic newspaper La Croix.

Addressing increasing worries of Christians that Islam is becoming ever more widespread in Europe, Pope Francis says that everyone has a right to exercise the religion he or she chooses, and a secular state as opposed to a single-religion one can grant this opportunity.

“We are all equal, as sons of God or [creations] of our personal dignity. But everyone should have the freedom to exercise their own faith. If a Muslim woman wants to wear a hijab, she should be able to. Similarly so, if a Catholic wants to wear a cross. We must have an opportunity to profess our faith not on the sidelines of the [national] culture but within it,” Francis said.

He mildly criticized France in this regard, where concerns over Islam and its confusion with extremism have been spreading exponentially following terror attacks that rocked its capital.

“The small criticism I’ll be addressing to France in this regard is that France exaggerates secularism. This stems from a way of considering religion as a subculture and not a whole culture. France should take a step forward on this issue to accept that openness to transcendence is everyone’s right.”

When asked about current controversial social issues, such as the legality of euthanasia or same-sex marriages, the Pontiff once again stated that social issues must be dealt with by secular authorities, but that people's personal beliefs and convictions should be respected when a certain law is adopted.

READ MORE: Russian Orthodox Patriarch declares worldwide ‘holy war’ on terrorism

“It is the parliament that must discuss, argue, explain, reason. Thus the society will evolve and grow. But when the law is passed, the state must respect [religious beliefs]. In each legal structure, objections of conscience must be present for it is a human right. Including for a government official, who is also a human being,” Francis said, adding that a truly secular state cannot exist without criticism and respect for its people and their beliefs.

“The state must respect criticism. That is true secularism,” Francis said.

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Pope Francis Likens Jesus to ISIS, Says Muslims Must Breed With Europeans

Francis claims ISIS similar to Jesus sending his disciples to all nations

In a shocking interview, Pope Francis likened Jesus Christ to ISIS and said Muslim migrants must breed with Europeans to counter “declining birth rates.”

“Today, I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam,” he told French newspaper La Croix. “It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam, however, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”

The Pope also said he “dreaded” hearing about the “Christian roots of Europe” because, to him, they take on “colonialist overtones” and he called on European nations to “integrate” Muslim migrants into the continent.

“This integration is all the more necessary today since, as a result of a selfish search for well-being, Europe is experiencing the grave problem of a declining birth rate,” he stated. “A demographic emptiness is developing.”

His opinions are stunningly similar to those of top Iman Sheikh Muhammad Ayed, who said Muslims should exploit the migrant crisis to breed with Europeans and “conquer their countries.”

“Europe has become old and decrepit and needs human reinforcement… they are not motivated by compassion for the Levant, its people and its refugees… soon, we will trample them underfoot, Allah willing,” he stated. “Throughout Europe, all the hearts are enthused with hatred toward Muslims. They wish that we were dead, but they have lost their fertility, so they look for fertility in our midst.”

“We will give them fertility! We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries!”

Pope Francis also promoted socialism during the interview.

“A completely free market does not work,” he claimed. “Markets in themselves are good but they also require a fulcrum, a third party, or a state to monitor and balance them.”

“In other words, [what is needed is] a social market economy.”

It’s been estimated that in the 20th century alone, socialism and communism resulted in the deaths of at least 130 million people.

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Pope Francis Celebrates The Islamization Of Europe, Says Muslim Migration ‘Necessary’

Pope Francis also claimed Europe’s declining birth rate is a “grave problem” that makes mass Muslim migration “necessary.” He described this “demographic emptiness” as a result of “a selfish search for well-being.”

5/22/16

The Pope has hailed the election of Sadiq Khan as “Muslim” mayor of London, claimed mass Muslim migration is “necessary” for Europe, and blamed Paris and Brussels for the attacks on European soil

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pope Francis says that Europe should become more like Lebanon, citing the relationship between Christians and Muslims there. What he failed to mention was that after an influx of Muslim migrants in the 1970’s, tens of thousands of Lebanese Christian were ethnically cleansed and driven out of the country.

In an interview with French newspaper  La Croix, Pope Francis strongly implied that the terrorists who attacked Paris and Brussels did so because they “grew up in a ghetto.”

He also applauded the election of Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stating it “illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate,” evoking “Pope Gregory the Great, who negotiated with the people known as barbarians who were subsequently integrated.”

However, the situation of mass Muslim migration that Europe now faces is distinctly different: the “barbarians” (the term referring in this case to Franks, Lombards and Visigoths) were Europeans, and did not follow a religion which historically, violently, conquered dozens of countries and preached supremacy.

The bloodless conquest of Europe is now well underway:



Even today, the Muslim country Indonesia is currently committing what has been widely described as a genocide against Christian West Papuans with mass migration, violence and the banning of Papuan nationalism.

Pope Francis also claimed Europe’s declining birth rate is a “grave problem” that makes mass Muslim migration “necessary.” He described this “demographic emptiness” as a result of “a selfish search for well-being.”

The Pope stated that Muslims and Christians need to learn to live peacefully together, citing Lebanon as a good example of this. Though Lebanon is perhaps not the best illustration for the Pontiff to draw upon.

Lebanon was a majority Christian country up until the 1960s.  In the 1970s, after an influx of Muslim refugees, tens of thousands of Christians were ethnically cleansed from the country.

Since 2005 there have been as many as 14 terrorist attacks a year in Lebanon, and the UK government’s travel advice on Lebanon advises against traveling to certain parts of the country as there is a “high threat from terrorism.”

Pope Francis criticised France’s “exaggeration” of the separation of church and state, expressing disapproval of the country’s ban on the niqab in public places. This type of veil has been banned in Muslim-majority countries Azerbaijan and Chad.  Polls show the vast majority of people in Islamic countries, apart from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, widely disapprove of the garment.

Suggesting that the fear of migration in Europe is partly based on a fear of Islam,  Pope Francis was asked whether he felt that such fears are justified. He said he didn’t think that “there is a fear of Islam as such but of [Islamic State] and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam.”

“It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest,” the Pope said. source
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CHRISLAM UPDATE: Pope Francis And Sunni Islam’s Top Imam Hold Historic Meeting At Vatican

In a statement on the trip, Al-Azhar, an institution that also comprises a prestigious seat of learning, said Tayeb had accepted Pope Francis's invitation in order to "explore efforts to spread peace and co-existence."

5/23/16

Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses

The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world’s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of a significant improvement in relations between the two faiths since Francis took office in 2013.

“Our meeting is the message,” Francis said in a brief comment at the start of his meeting with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Vatican officials told a small pool of reporters covering the event.

In a statement on the trip, Al-Azhar, an institution that also comprises a prestigious seat of learning, said Tayeb had accepted Pope Francis’s invitation in order to “explore efforts to spread peace and co-existence.”

The “very cordial” meeting lasted around 30 minutes, the Vatican said in a statement after the talks. In all, the imam spent just over an hour at St Peter’s. Tayeb’s decision to fly to Rome, unexpectedly announced last week, followed the easing of serious tensions that marked the reign of Francis’s predecessor, Benedict XVI.

Ties were badly soured when the now-retired Benedict made a September 2006 speech in which he was perceived to have linked Islam to violence, sparking deadly protests in several countries and reprisal attacks on Christians.

Pope John-Paul II met the then-grand imam of Al-Azhar in Cairo in 2000, a year before the September 11 attacks on New York transformed relations between the West and the Islamic world.

Monday’s visit was effectively the long-delayed reciprocal meeting and the Vatican said that both clerics had “underlined the great significance of this new meeting”

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement that the pope and the imam had “mainly addressed the common challenges faced by the authorities and faithful of the major religions of the world.”

These included working together for world peace, rejecting violence and terrorism, and the situation and protection of Christians against a backdrop of conflict and terrorism in the Middle East.”

Promoting ‘true Islam’

The pope presented the imam with a copy of his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, a letter to the faithful in which he urges the world to wake up to the threat posed by climate change and also calls for a rebalancing of the economic relationship between the industrialised and developing worlds.

Tayeb decided to accept the invitation to Rome as a result of the numerous conciliatory gestures Francis has made to the Muslim world since being elected in early 2013.

“If it were not for these good positions the meeting would not be happening,” the imam’s deputy, Abbas Shuman, told AFP on Sunday.

Shuman said Tayeb would be carrying with him a message for both the West and Muslims designed to promote “true Islam and to correct misunderstandings created by extremist terrorist groups.”

“He encourages countries not to deal with their Muslim citizens as groups that present a threat,” Shuman said.

“And he encourages Muslims in Western society to meld with their societies… it is a message for both sides.”

After the tensions of the Benedict years, Francis moved quickly to set a new tone, sending a personal message to the Muslim world to mark the end of the first month of Ramadan of his pontificate.

The Argentinian pontiff followed up by pushing various inter-faith initiatives and he was accompanied by both Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud when he visited Jordan and Israel in 2014.

But perhaps the gesture that clinched the deal was the most dramatic piece of political theatre of his papacy: his April visit to the migrant crisis island of Lesbos which concluded with him bringing three Syrian Muslim families back to the Vatican. source
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Pope Francis Said Yesterday That Christians Spreading The Gospel Much The Same As Muslims Waging Jihad

“I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam,” he told La Croix. “It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam.” “However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”

In an interview published Tuesday with France’s La Croix, Pope Francis argued that Jesus’ call to spread the Gospel differs little from the jihad waged by radical Islamic terrorists

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)

The pope explained how ISIS’ “war of conquest” has bred a non-justified fear of Islam among Western countries:

    “I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam,” he told La Croix. “It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam.” “However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”

Pope Francis went on to talk about his dream of Chrislam, the merging of Christianity and Islam:

    “Ultimately, co-existence between Christians and Muslims is still possible. I come from a country where they co-habit on good terms. Muslims come to venerate the Virgin Mary and St George. Similarly, they tell me that for the Jubilee Year Muslims in one African country formed a long queue at the cathedral to enter through the holy door and pray to the Virgin Mary. In Central Africa, before the war, Christians and Muslims used to live together and must learn to do so again. Lebanon also shows that this is possible.”

Every time he opens is mouth, Pope Francis is defending Islam, pushing for increased Muslim migration, speaking against having national borders, and promoting Chrislam. He is the closest thing we have today to a functional Antichrist.

“And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.” Revelation 17:7 (KJV)

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CONFIRMED: Pope Francis Will Join Hillsong United & 39 Others For ‘Together 2016’

"That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016." - Nick Hall, Founder of PULSE

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Pope Francis To Address Christian gathering At National Mall Event ‘Together 2016’ With Special Video Message

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The sellout of the professing Laodicean Christian church is nearly complete, as evidenced by this upcoming event featuring Pope Francis and 39 other groups like Hillsong United on July 16, in Washington. The founder of this “christian” festival refers to the pope as “his holiness”, so that tells you exactly what kind of event it’s going to be. If you don’t know enough Bible to know that the Catholic Church is the **** of Babylon mentioned in Revelation 17 and 18, then you don’t know enough Bible. And if you can join forces with the head of the **** of Babylon and not have your conscience bother you, then maybe you’re not saved at all. Just something to think about.


“That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016.” – Nick Hall, Founder of PULSE

“His Holiness”, eh? Listen to what the Bible has to say about the pope and the Catholic Church:

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:4-6 (KJV)

WHAT: PULSE, a student-led evangelism movement, has called 1 million Americans to gather on the National Mall on July 16th and join in prayer for the nation at an event called “Together 2016”
•The free event will feature 40+ well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders from various backgrounds for a day of unified prayer and worship
•Event will feature a personal video message from His Holiness, Pope Francis
•More than 1,000 churches nationwide have pledged attendance, with more pledges anticipated in the coming months.
•More than 8,000 service opportunities will be available within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. during the week before and after Together 2016.

WHEN: July 16, 2016, 9am – 9pm

WHERE: National Mall, Washington, D.C.

WHO: Confirmed speakers and artists include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins, Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Sammy Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Bob Lenz, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D’Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer; with a special message from His Holiness, Pope Francis.

WHY: “The times call for this moment,” said Nick Hall, founder of PULSE. “It is time to gather on a large scale and draw our attention back to where it really matters. Our hope and our help are found in Jesus, not in political leaders. We are going to come together, seek God, pray for our nation and pray for unity.  Our goal is to gather as a unified front, seeking Jesus and change for our nation through prayer and worship.”

Learn more at Reset2016.com

BACKGROUND:
About PULSE
Founded by Nick Hall in 2006, PULSE is a prayer and evangelism movement on mission to empower the Church and awaken culture to the reality of Jesus. Since PULSE’s founding, we have linked arms with hundreds of ministries and churches around the world to fuel evangelistic movements. Whether hosting a big outreach event or providing the evangelistic voice at another organization’s event, whether training evangelists on American college campuses or overseas in Africa, the common goal of everything we do is to share the hope of Jesus. Learn more at PulseMovement.com.

About Nick Hall
As a voice to the next generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to millions of students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors’ gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. Nick is the author of the forthcoming book Reset: Jesus Changes Everything (Multnomah, June 7, 2016). He sits on the leadership teams of US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), and is a partner evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. In the spring of 2011, he was welcomed to the National Facilitation Committee for the Mission America Coalition (MAC). Nick, his wife, Tiffany, and their two children live in Minneapolis, MN.

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Conservatives decry Pope Francis’s statement that ‘the great majority’ of marriages are religiously null

After Pope Francis on Thursday said “the great majority” of Catholic marriages are religiously null because people don’t understand the concept of a lifetime commitment, some prominent traditional Catholics lambasted the pontiff as “irresponsible” and that his statement could possibly discourage people from working on their marriage relations.   

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Pope Francis’s three-year-old papacy, marred by controversy from the beginning, has hit a new low. After Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, he quickly justified his reputation as an unconventional character who put himself on both sides of an argument with vaguely worded pronouncements. From his “Who am I to judge?” statement on gay people that seemed to offer a hint at a change in church teaching, to his fumbles on contraception, to his recent claim that Donald Trump is not Christian, his off-the-cuff remarks cause headlines across the globe, often followed by some sort of “clarification” from the Holy See Press Office.   

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Pope Francis Says That The Catholic Church Members Should ‘Ask Gays For Forgiveness’

Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are and that homosexuals should try to be chaste. Francis repeated a slightly modified version of the now-famous "Who am I to judge" comment he made about gays on the first foreign trip after his election in 2013.

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Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Yeah, well I am still waiting for the Catholic Church to issue their apology to all the thousands of young children their priests molested, and then a second apology for the Vatican conspiring to cover it up and keep it a secret. When do you think we can expect that one, Francis?

Speaking to reporters aboard the papal plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated women, for turning a blind eye to child labor and for “blessing so many weapons” in the past.

In the hour-long freewheeling conversation that has become a trademark of his international travels, Francis was asked if he agreed with recent comments by a German Roman Catholic cardinal that the Church should apologize to gays.



Francis looked sad when the reporter asked if an apology was made more urgent by the killing of 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida this month. He recalled Church teachings that homosexuals “should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally.”


He added: “I think that the Church not only should apologize … to a gay person whom it offended but it must also apologize to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by (being forced to) work. It must apologize for having blessed so many weapons.”

The Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are and that homosexuals should try to be chaste. Francis repeated a slightly modified version of the now-famous “Who am I to judge” comment he made about gays on the first foreign trip after his election in 2013.

“The questions is: if a person who has that condition, who has good will, and who looks for God, who are we to judge?”

FORGIVENESS, NOT JUST APOLOGY

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that the pope, by saying “has that condition” did not imply a medical condition but “a person in that situation”. In Italian the word condition can also mean situation.

“We Christians have to apologize for so many things, not just for this (treatment of gays) but we must ask for forgiveness, not just apologize! Forgiveness! Lord, it is a word we forget so often!” he said.

Francis has been hailed by many in the gay community for being the most merciful pope toward them in recent history and conservative Catholics have criticized him making comments they say are ambiguous about sexual morality.

He told reporters on the plane “there are traditions in some countries, some cultures, that have a different mentality about this question (homosexuals)” and there are “some (gay) demonstrations that are too offensive for some”.

But he suggested that those were not grounds for discrimination or marginalization of gays.

The pope did not elaborate on what he meant by seeking forgiveness for the Church “having blessed so many weapons,” but it appeared to be a reference to some Churchmen who actively backed wars in the past.

In other parts of the conversation, Francis said he hoped the European Union would be able to give itself another form after the United Kingdom’s decision to leave.

“There is something that is not working in that bulky union, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water, let’s try to jump-start things, to re-create,” he said.

He also denied reports that former Pope Benedict, who resigned in 2013, was still exercising influence inside the Vatican.

“There is only one pope,” he said. He praised Benedict, 89, for “protecting me, having my back, with his prayers.” Framcos said he had heard that when some Church official had gone to Benedict to complain that Francis was too liberal, Benedict “sent them packing”.
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Priest ‘bewildered’ at Pope’s advice that pastors stay out of people’s moral lives

A prominent Washington D.C.-area monsignor was compelled to react to Pope Francis’ impromptu remarks made last month in which he warned that Catholic priests should not be “putting our noses into the moral life of other people.”

“Permit me to state my utter bewilderment at such a notion. As a priest, and especially as a confessor and spiritual director, this is my duty!” Msgr. Charles Pope wrote in a lengthy post, published in the National Catholic Register, regarding the Pope’s comments in a question-and-answer session after a conference on the family in Rome in mid-June.

At a general audience after the conference, the Pope was asked about how to balance Church teaching on the indissolubility of marriage while welcoming Catholics who are divorced and remarried.

Francis replied that neither “rigorism nor laxity” was the right response. “The Gospel chooses another way: welcoming, accompanying, integrating, discerning, without putting our noses in the ‘moral life’ of other people,” he said.

Msgr. Pope, who has led Bible studies at the White House and Congress in recent years and is pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church in Washington, also took exception to the Pope’s characterization of priests who were rigoristic as “animals” who are guilty of “pastoral cruelty” toward parishioners.

“Such a word should never have come out of his mouth, and I would hope for an apology for this offensive characterization, not merely a Vatican ‘clarification,’” he wrote. “I certainly have some differences with brother priests, I would call my differences with dissenting priests significant. But this does not permit me to call them animals, and the Pope, who seems to have done so, has no business doing it either."

“Admittedly, the recorded comments are hard to follow, but the cleansed Vatican transcript is more in the mode of ‘Let’s pretend this was never said as recorded’ rather than a clear denial — 'The Pope wants to say he not consider priest animals, even though he thinks some are too hard-lined on this matter.'"

He later added, “I pray that never again will we hear reported such a rude and unnecessary remark from this Pope or any Pope. No human person should be called an animal by a pope or anyone, for that matter. Metaphors and similes have their place in human discourse, but to univocally call a fellow human being an animal is out of line.”

Calling himself a simple priest “in the trenches” who is not an expert on Canon law, Msgr. Pope agreed that no pastor should “unnecessarily pry into the private lives of parishioners.”

Using a medical analogy, he argued that pastors need to know their parishioners’ personal issues to help them, just as a doctor treating a patient “with breathing difficulties and chest pains” would ask if he smoked or exercised. “Is a doctor putting his nose into the private life of the patient, or is he seeking necessary information?”

Similarly, a pastor “has the duty to know and assist the faithful in their moral life. Thus, if a baptism form indicates cohabitation, or single motherhood, he has a duty to teach. If, in confession, he finds evidence of sinful drives, or if a couple comes to him who are cohabiting, he must discuss this with them, explain why it is wrong and should stop and set forth the truth that alone sets us free.”

Msgr. Pope argued that “to fail to do so is not kindness, it is malpractice! … This is pastoral care, not snooping.” 

While most priests he knows would never refuse to baptize a single woman’s child, Msgr. Pope said, “Those who do, at times, delay baptism do so for other reasons [than cruelty] , such as little evidence for a well-founded hope that the child will be raised in the faith. There are some prudential judgments to be made and pastors are required to make them.”

Msgr. Pope then considered the reinterpretation or “spin” the Vatican put on the Pope’s comments, saying he had meant that priests were cruelly treating their parishioners like animals by refusing to baptize their children.

“Well, count me as less than relieved by this explanation,” he wrote, adding that it was still “highly disrespectful” to say priests are treating others like animals because they delay giving their children baptism “usually for a number of reasons.”

Msgr. Pope called for an end to  Francis’ “ad hoc, off-the-cuff, impromptu sessions, whether at 30,000 feet or at ground level.” They cause “much harm through confusion,” discourage and mislead the faithful and empower dissenters.

He concluded by saying these were his personal reflections and then offered a prayer.

“But I can assure you, dear reader, that the impact hits priests hard, and I cannot deny a certain weariness and discouragement at this point. I realize that such remarks of the Pope are not doctrinal, but just try and tell that to gleeful dissenters and the morally confused or misled in this world.

“Let us pray for our Holy Father and for the universal Church.”

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‘God break racism!’ Evangelicals on D.C. Mall pray for hope and reconciliation

Rappers and pastors, spoken word poets and authors appealed Saturday to thousands of evangelicals gathered around the Washington Monument in baking heat to recommit to prayer and hope at a time of intense racial and political polarization and growing secularism.

People streamed into prayer tents, asking volunteers for prayers to “reset” their lives, their families, their country. They got on their knees by the thousands, appealing to God to “break racism” at the call of charismatic evangelist Lou Engle, one of dozens of preachers in the hours-long lineup. They told personal stories of division in their lives that brought them to America’s capital for what aimed to be one of the bigger faith outreach events in the United States in years. Possibly an entire Bible’s worth of verses was written on the t-shirts in the crowd.

The event, scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ended just after 4 p.m. because of the excessive heat. U.S. Park Police and Nick Hall, who organized the event, said that emergency medical technicians were overwhelmed by a large number of people who passed out in the heat.

Hall told the crowd that the hastened ending was all right: “It was never about coming to the Mall. It was always about being sent from the Mall,” he said. “This is about sending a generation out from the Mall who are saying, ‘God, we wanna go — we wanna give everything for Jesus.'”

In the seven hours the event lasted, attendees heard impassioned prayers, sermons, songs, raps and poetry about unity in faith.

Calling people to their knees on the grass, Engle shouted references to Minneapolis, Ferguson and Dallas — now shorthand for America’s modern-day racial violence, places where police killed black men and where, more recently, a black soldier gunned down five white police officers.

In the audience was Heather Crowe, who came from Pennsylvania with her daughter and other female relatives seeking healing. Recently neighbors and even relatives had chided her 18-year-old daughter for dating an African-American, saying “Are you serious?” Between that and the recent police-involved killings, she said a big Christian concert suddenly seemed needed. Her family is white.

“It became more apparent we needed to be here, to feel like we were united,” Crowe said. Of her daughter, who is heading to college this fall, she said: “As a mother, you’re anxious for what the future holds for her. I’ve always told her to be a light in the darkness.”

The event, called “Together,” featured some of the biggest-name musicians and evangelists in contemporary evangelical Christianity. It was aimed at more theologically conservative young evangelicals, with organizers calling it a “reset” for Christians who feel exhausted from battling the mainstream culture and sidelined by secularism.

“I think a lot of believers that are teenagers feel that they’re the only Christian on their [sports] team, the only Christian who works at the McDonald’s where they work.” The huge concert-style gathering shows these young people “the church is alive,” Mark Hall, a youth pastor who is the lead singer of the rock band Casting Crowns, said after their set. “Teenagers need moments.”

Hall said the timing of the long-planned event, falling amid violent events worldwide, was fated. “It’s something that God saw coming. He saw that we were gonna need it.”

A new poll by Pew Research showed 41 percent of “evangelical or born-again” Protestants say it has become more difficult to be an evangelical Christian in the U.S. in recent years; 34% answered the question the same way in September 2014.

Evangelicals are deeply divided about the causes and solutions to racism. A new poll this week shows 73 percent of white evangelicals — the vast majority of evangelicals are white — say they would support Donald Trump, a candidate who 66 percent of Americans believe is biased against minority groups.

 [This rapper is trying to get his fellow evangelicals to talk about race. Not everyone is on board.] 

Anjelica and Joseph Tynes, an African-American couple who attended the event on Saturday, said they arrived hoping to hear a message of racial reconciliation aimed at evangelicals. Anjelica said she wondered beforehand if a one-time event could really make a difference, but when she saw the crowd on the Mall, she changed her mind. In fact, she thought the day of prayer would do more for racial healing than the presidential election could.

“If Trump’s in office, we’re responsible to pray for Trump,” she said. “If Hillary’s in office, we’re responsible to pray for Hillary.”

The Tyneses, like many others on the Mall, said they would not discuss whom they’re voting for, preferring instead to devote the day to prayer. There wasn’t a political sign or shirt in sight.

Adam Gordon, 32, and Josh Brooks, 25, were among the few to engage in political discussion during the event. Brooks said he’s thinking he’ll vote for Trump if the polls in November show him with a chance of winning New York, where the two friends live. Gordon burst out, “Why?!”

“Better than Hillary,” Brooks said.

Gordon shook his head. “Please don’t tell me you’re using Christianity to vote for Donald Trump,” he said, adding hat he would vote for a third-party candidate since he thinks neither Trump nor Clinton is sufficiently opposed to abortion.

Yonatan Estifanos, an engineer from Prince George’s County, said he hasn’t picked a presidential candidate yet. “God can use anybody,” he said.

In a country of racially and culturally homogeneous churches, the event’s attendees and its lineup were unusually diverse. And while many parts of evangelical America do not accept women as preachers, this event gave women equal billing with huge figures such as mega-preachers Francis Chan and Mark Batterson of Capitol Hill.

Popular writer Ann Voskamp and spoken word poet Amena Brown joined for an intense poem-prayer weaving images of Native Americans, slave ships and cotton pickers.

Grammy-winning African-American musician Lecrae rapped about the black experience in America: “Must be a thief; she locked the doors when I was walking by…. It’s hard to dream when your water ain’t clean…. Made in America. Mama told me that I belong here. Had to earn our stripes, learn our rights, fight for a home here. But I wouldn’t know anything about that; all I know is drugs and rap…. You better come save me, America.”

Together” is the brainchild of Hall, a 34-year-old evangelist and event planner. Almost all of the people appearing at the event Saturday were evangelical, but Hall shared a greeting from Pope Francis.


Francis did a promotional video for the event, encouraging viewers to “Give [Jesus] a try! You don’t have anything to lose!” but some evangelical leaders discouraged too much involvement of the Catholic leader.

“We’re not saying it’s time to compromise scripture,” Hall told the crowd. “But there is something about reaching across the aisle…. We didn’t come for a show, we didn’t come for a concert…. We need to hear from heaven!”

 [Here’s a playlist of the musicians at the evangelical “Together" gathering] 

Among those appearing were gospel musician Kirk Franklin and Dallas pastor Tony Evans, who are African American, and the mega-preachers Francis Chan, whose parents were from China, and Ravi Zacharias, who is of Indian descent.

Among the women appearing were Australian evangelist Christine Caine, women’s leadership minister Jennie Allen, campus pastor Laurel Bunker and spoken word poet Brown. Bunker and Brown are African American.

Paul Yi, 17, pointed out a lack of Asian-Americans in the lineup, despite the sometimes large patches of Asian-Americans in the audience. He attended the event with his Korean American church in Maryland.

But Yi said “It’s no problem. We’re all here to worship God. Don’t look at the worshippers.”

Rene Aviles, 35, came with his wife and two children in hopes that they would learn about unity in an embattled country. He said he would have liked to see more Latino speakers in the lineup, considering they are the largest minority group in evangelicalism at 11 percent.

“Deep down as a born El Salvadorean, yeah, that would have been nice to see,” Aviles said.

Such large faith gatherings are unusual today. “Together” is prompting conversations about what, if anything, today’s evangelicals agree should be revived. This group of Americans that makes up 25 percent of the U.S. population is divided about everything from gay rights and the existence of hell to whether the criminal justice system treats blacks and whites equally.

In an interview earlier this week, Hall said his goal was just to hold a huge, love-Jesus rally — something that has been mostly absent from American public life since the days of Billy Graham’s famed crusades.

“Everything now is protests: ‘I’m against this,’ or ‘I hate that.’ We really believe there is a longing to come together. We don’t have to agree on everything, but we can come together around the hope of Jesus,” he said. “There are moments when God’s people come together, and God does something that can heal, change, define generations.”

 [I’m a Christian radio host. Our music isn’t high art, but it’s just what people crave.] 

The big, milestone events in modern evangelical history include Campus Crusade for Christ’s Explo ’72 in Dallas, the men’s Promise Keepers gathering in 1997 and of course evangelical icon Graham’s public revivals, which ran for decades starting in the 1940’s and defined the public face of American Christianity in the 20th century.

But today many Americans — including evangelicals — are ambivalent about religious witnessing in public. They don’t want to make other people uncomfortable. Yet the concept of a huge revival looms large in the minds of evangelicals, even if they aren’t entirely comfortable with it.

Some evangelicals say the idea isn’t biblical, that one can pray for revival but can’t plan it, that only God can decide when. Some hold up two massive phases of revivals in the 1700’s and 1800’s called “Great Awakenings.”

Many evangelicals don’t have a particular mission in attending; they just wanted to come to a huge public event in a prominent spot where they can celebrate their faith. Conservative Christians feel increasingly sidelined in a culture that in many ways is rapidly secularizing and liberalizing.

“This is a rally. And evangelicals will go to a rally because they feel the need to be rallied,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton.

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POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR ISRAEL TO GIVE UP THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS

The Holy See “has no illusions about the challenges involved in achieving a world free of nuclear weapons,” he admitted, but called for “concerted steps” for all nations to disarm. Gallagher also appeared to single out Israel in calling for “the establishment of zones free of nuclear weapons … especially in the Middle East.” Since 1963, the Vatican has opposed the possession of nuclear weapons, Newsweek reports.

THE HOLY SEE HAS NO ILLUSIONS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN ACHIEVING A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” Zechariah 14:1-3 (KJV)

They don’t call him ‘Red Francis’ for nothing. Nuclear disarmament is a communist goal. The Vatican knows full well that Iran will use this to build more nuclear weapons, not less and that this deal ensures a world war and bloodshed. Then they put the blame on Israel for having nukes to defend herself. It’s reprehensible. These people aren’t stupid – they have a different agenda than we do.

We can no longer trust or believe any of our leaders and that certainly includes Pope Francis. His message next week will include climate change promotion, an open borders endorsement, the evils of capitalism and the goodness of socialism, and possibly the promotion of a one-world government and a unifying church under the UN.

THIS ISN’T YOUR FATHER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH ANYMORE.

The Vatican released a statement Tuesday officially welcoming the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 world powers (U.S., UK, China, France, Russia, Germany) and Iran, stating that the Holy See believes Tehran will reduce its nuclear capabilities in exchange for sanctions relief. In calling for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, the Vatican also appeared to target Israel, given that it is the lone nuclear power in the region.

THE HOLY SEE HAS NO ILLUSIONS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN ACHIEVING A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE THROUGH THE NPT, THE CTBT, START, NEW START, UNILATERAL INITIATIVES AND OTHER MEASURES. BUT THESE STEPS ARE LIMITED, INSUFFICIENT, AND OFTEN FROZEN IN SPACE AND TIME. THE VATICAN “VALUES POSITIVELY THIS AGREEMENT BECAUSE IT CONSIDERS THAT THE WAY TO RESOLVE DISPUTES AND DIFFICULTIES SHOULD ALWAYS BE THAT OF DIALOGUE AND NEGOTIATION,” ARCHBISHOP PAUL GALLAGHER SAID IN A STATEMENT. ALSO DESERVING OF SUPPORT IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONES FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND OTHER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.  FOR ITS PART, THE IAEA’S INDISPENSABLE ROLE IN NUCLEAR SAFETY AND WASTE DISPOSAL, VERIFICATION AND MONITORING WILL BECOME EVER MORE IMPORTANT AS THE USE OF PEACEFUL NUCLEAR ENERGY EXPANDS AND AS THE WORLD MOVES TOWARD NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT. SOURCE

IN ADDRESSING THE 59TH GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, THE VATICAN’S CHIEF DIPLOMAT ADDED:

IT IS CLEAR THAT THE AGREEMENT REQUIRES FURTHER EFFORTS AND COMMITMENT BY ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN ORDER FOR IT TO BEAR FRUIT. WE HOPE THAT THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF [THE NUCLEAR DEAL] WILL ENSURE THE PEACEFUL NATURE OF IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM UNDER THE [NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY] AND WILL BE A DEFINITIVE STEP TOWARD GREATER STABILITY AND SECURITY IN THE REGION.

In his address calling for a worldwide reduction of nuclear weapons, Archbishop Gallagher added that “spending on nuclear weapons squanders the wealth of nations” and said that “the dubious strategic rationales for maintaining and even strengthening” nuclear stockpiles are “morally problematic.”

Gallagher added, “How are these expenditures consistent with progress towards nuclear disarmament?”

THE HOLY SEE “HAS NO ILLUSIONS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN ACHIEVING A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS,” HE ADMITTED, BUT CALLED FOR “CONCERTED STEPS” FOR ALL NATIONS TO DISARM.

Gallagher also appeared to single out Israel in calling for “the establishment of zones free of nuclear weapons … especially in the Middle East.” Since 1963, the Vatican has opposed the possession of nuclear weapons, Newsweek reports.

The news about the Vatican’s pro-Iran deal position comes as Pope Francis is set to visit Washington, D.C., on September 22. He will then be welcomed to the White House by President Obama on the 23rd. On the 24th, he is set to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

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12 Times Pope Francis Has Openly Promoted A One World Religion Or A New World Order

On Sunday, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of young people gathered for World Youth Day in Poland that they need to “believe in a new humanity” and that they should refuse “to see borders as barriers”.  Every two or three years, Catholics from all over the planet converge for one of these giant conferences, and as you will see below the Pope has not been shy about using historic occasions to promote his agenda.  Unfortunately, it has become exceedingly clear that his agenda includes moving humanity toward a one world religion and a new world order.  Of course Pope Francis is not going to use those exact phrases, but at this point it is very obvious what he is trying to do.  If you don’t believe me now, perhaps you will see things differently after you have viewed the evidence that I have compiled in the rest of this article.

Let’s start with what the Pope had to say at the World Youth Day conference on Sunday…

“People may judge you to be dreamers, because you believe in a new humanity, one that rejects hatred between peoples, one that refuses to see borders as barriers and can cherish its own traditions without being self-centered or small-minded,” Francis told his flock.

By itself, this statement is not that dramatic.  But when you put it into the context of everything else Pope Francis has done and said over the past couple of years, a clear pattern begins to emerge…

May 2016: Pope Francis welcomed one of the top Sunni clerics in the world to the Vatican, and he reportedly told the cleric that “our meeting is the message“.  And mainstream news outlets all over the planet clearly understood what was being communicated.  For example, the Daily Mail article about this meeting was entitled “Pope embraces grand imam at historic Vatican meeting in a bid to bring the Catholic and Muslim churches together“.

January 2016: The Vatican releases an extremely disturbing video in which Pope Francis declared that all of the major world religions are “seeking God or meeting God in different ways” and that ultimately “we are all children of God”.  The video also featured leaders from various major religions, and they are shown declaring fidelity to their particular gods.  First, we see a female Buddhist cleric tell us “I have confidence in the Buddha“, and that is followed by a Jewish rabbi declaring “I believe in God“.  As the video goes on, a Catholic priest announces “I believe in Jesus Christ“, and last of all an Islamic leader boldly declares “I believe in God, Allah“.  If you have not seen the video yet, you can watch the entire thing right here.  After watching that video, nobody can deny that the Vatican is openly promoting a one world religion.

November 2015: Pope Francis declared that fundamentalism, even Christian fundamentalism, is a “sickness” during remarks in which he stressed the similarity of the major religions.

September 2015: Pope Francis traveled to New York City to deliver a speech that kicked off a conference during which the United Nations unveiled a “new universal agenda” for humanity.

September 2015: During a stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Pope Francis stressed the unity between Christianity and Islam.  These words were directly spoken by him…

I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.

In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.

July 2015: During a trip to Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke of the need for “a new economic and ecological world order” in which the wealth of the planet is “shared by everyone”.

July 2015: Pope Francis denounced global capitalism and refers to its excesses as the “dung of the devil“.

June 2015: Pope Francis called for “a new global political authority” that would have the resources necessary “to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices”.

October 2014: Pope Francis publicly embraced the theory of evolution by making statements such as these…

-“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”

-“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.”

-“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

By fully embracing the theory of evolution, Pope Francis has aligned himself with the leftist social engineers that are seeking to merge humanity into a socialist new world order, and he has aligned himself against “fundamentalists” that believe that there is one true God that created the heavens and the earth.

June 2014: For the first time in the history of Catholicism, Pope Francis authorized “Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran” at the Vatican.  In ancient times, this would have been considered blasphemy, but today nobody really even notices when something like this happens.

March 2013:

During his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope, Francis made it very clear that he believes that Christians and Muslims both “worship the one God”…

I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.

The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.

Can you see the pattern?

Pope Francis is all about bringing people together.  He wants to bring nations together, and he wants to bring religions together.  But in the end, what is the purpose for all of this unity?

An increasing number of “fundamentalist” Christians are concerned that Pope Francis is setting the stage for a one world religion and a new world order.  Merging all of the countries of the world into a giant superstate and merging all of the religions of the world into a single faith may sound like a good idea to many, but the truth is that it would just result in a level of tyranny that most people would not even dare to imagine.

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« Reply #738 on: August 02, 2016, 01:09:31 pm »

Pope creates commission to study ordination of women as deacons - Breitbart

Pope Francis has formed a commission to study the role of female deacons in the Catholic Church.

In a meeting May 12 with the participants in the Plenary Assembly of Superiors General, he said the Vatican should establish a commission to study the history of women becoming deacons, “especially with regard to the first ages of the Church,” the Vatican’s press office said in a statement Monday.

“After intense prayer and mature reflection, Pope Francis has decided to institute the Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women,” the statement said.

Francis appointed Spanish Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer as president of the commission and named six women and six men from academic institutions around the world.

Deacons, a clergy rank below priest, “are ordained as a sacramental sign to the church and to the world of Christ,who came ‘to serve and not to be served,’ ” according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, and conduct wake and funeral services, but they cannot hear confessions. They cannot celebrate a Mass, but can give a homily.

Only married or celibate men over age 35 are now eligible to become deacons.

Two other commissions studied the historical role of women deacons since 1992 but neither led to changes.

An appointee to the new commission, Professor Phyllis Zagano of Hofstra University in New York, has written in favor of female deacons.

Zagano wrote in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, “history documents women ordained to the diaconate from the earliest centuries of Christianity to the Middle Ages, when the diaconate faded as a separate order. As priests absorbed the work of deacons, ordination to the diaconate became simply a step in the cursus honorum on the way to priesthood. Fewer and fewer women — abbesses — were ordained as deacons, primarily for service within their own convents.”

During a meeting with members of the International Union of Superiors General, which represents 500,000 nuns worldwide, the Pope was asked why they can’t preach at Mass or be ordained as deacons. “I feel like a goalie, who is standing there waiting for the ball and not knowing where it’s going to come from, he said.

The Women’s Ordination Conference issued a statement that month saying “until women are included in all decision-making structures and as priests and bishops of the church, equality remains painfully denied.”

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‘Pope Francis’ Defends Islam: ‘It’s Not Fair to Identify Islam With Violence’

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Speaking aboard a plane en route back to Italy from Poland, the Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as Pope Francis, defended the Islamic religion and said that it is “not fair” to equate Islam with violence.

Bergoglio had been asked by reporters why he doesn’t speak against Islam when decrying terrorism, such as with the recent killing of a priest in France.

“I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence because every day when I look at the papers I see violence here in Italy— someone killing his girlfriend, someone killing his mother-in-law. These are baptized Catholics,” he said. “If I talk about Islamic violence, then I also have to talk of Catholic violence.”

“Not all Muslims are violent, just like not all Catholics are violent,” Bergoglio stated. “It’s like a mixed fruit salad. There is a bit of everything. There are violent people in all religions.”

He pointed to the Book of James, which talks about the tongue being harmful, and said that “fundamentalists” kill people with their mouths.

“I believe that in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists,” Bergoglio opined. “When fundamentalism comes to kill, it can kill with the language—the Apostle James says this, not me—and even with a knife, no?”

He also suggested that the global focus on obtaining wealth is likewise a form of terror.

“I know it dangerous to say this, but terrorism grows when there is no other option, and when money is made and it, instead of the person, is put at the center of the world economy,” Bergoglio said. “When you place at the center of the world economy the ‘god of money,’ that’s terrorism against all humanity.”

He stated that it is “not fair to identify Islam with violence and terrorism.”

“It’s not fair, and it’s not true,” Bergoglio asserted.

Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries in Plano, Texas told Christian News Network that while Bergoglio’s comments were partially true, he also discarded fact as well.

“The pope’s implication that not all Islam should be characterized as terrorists may be somewhat true. However, nearly all terrorist activity in the last 20 years has been carried out exclusively by Muslims,” he said. “This is not anyone’s opinion; this is a verifiable, indisputable, historical fact.”

Gendron found it odd that Bergoglio deflected from Islamic violence and used Scripture to state that “fundamentalists” commit terror with their tongues.

“For the pope to equate the horrendous terrorist activity of Islam to killing ‘with the language’ from James’ epistle is preposterous,” he opined. “How can beheading someone with a knife or burning people to death or destroying 3,000 lives in the World Trade Center be compared to insults and slander?”

Gendron said that when Bergoglio noted that he would have to speak of Catholic violence if he points to Islamic violence—he should do just that, to acknowledge the violent history of Roman Catholics against Protestants and unbelievers.

“Personally, I wish the pope would speak of the Roman Catholic Church’s history of violence,” he stated. “His Church tortured, mutilated, murdered and destroyed millions of people who would not bow their knee to Catholic popes during the dark ages and the Inquisition. The wickedness perpetrated against humanity by the pope’s religion is beyond comprehension.”

“Clearly, the pope’s remarks can be attributed to his desire to unite all religions under the power and authority of the papacy,” Gendron said. “By his flattering speech he continues to build bridges to Islam. His ultimate goal is to rebuild the religious tower of Babel.”

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Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg
8/29/16

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says one topic of discussion at Monday's meeting was "how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need."

The atmosphere appeared informal, with the chat taking place in the Santa Marta residence, the guest house in Vatican City where the pope lives.

Zuckerberg wore a dark suit and tie for the occasion while Chan wore a black, knee-length dress.
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« Reply #741 on: September 01, 2016, 07:26:50 pm »

Pope Francis: Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Man Can Atone by Recycling and ‘Car-Pooling’

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In his message for the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” Thursday, Pope Francis said that human-induced global warming, as well as a loss of biodiversity are “sins” against God, which must be atoned for by planting trees, avoiding the use of plastic and paper and “separating refuse.”

“Global warming continues, due in part to human activity,” Francis said, adding that “2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still.”

“This is leading to ever more severe droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events. Climate change is also contributing to the heart-rending refugee crisis. The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact,” he wrote.

Repeatedly citing the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who has “courageously and prophetically continued to point out our sins against creation,” Francis made his own a new list of such environmental sins, which include pollution, global warming and deforestation.

For human beings to “destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation,” to “degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate,” to “contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life–these are sins,” he wrote.

Summing up, the Pope stated that “to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God.”

Lamenting “the devastation of the environment,” Francis said that “God gave us a bountiful garden, but we have turned it into a polluted wasteland of debris, desolation and filth.”

Specifically regarding a loss of biodiversity, the Pope suggested that now there are fewer species to give glory to God.

“We must not be indifferent or resigned to the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of ecosystems, often caused by our irresponsible and selfish behavior,” Francis said. “Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right.”

The Pope said that the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation was instituted in order to give believers an opportunity to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation.” It also furnishes an occasion to thank God for the gift of creation, to implore his help for its protection and to beg “his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

During this Jubilee Year, “let us learn to implore God’s mercy for those sins against creation that we have not hitherto acknowledged and confessed,” Francis said, while proposing that Christians need to undergo an “ecological conversion.”

Now is the time to “acknowledge our sins against creation,” the Pope said. “Inasmuch as we all generate small ecological damage,” we are called to acknowledge “our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation.”

“Let us repent of the harm we are doing to our common home,” he added.

If our ecological conversion is real, Francis said, it will lead to concrete ways of thinking and acting that are more respectful of creation.

Among these are “avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices.”

In his message, the Pope also applauded “a growing global political consensus” regarding the environment, praising the adoption of “Sustainable Development Goals” as well as last December’s Paris Agreement on climate change, “which set the demanding yet fundamental goal of halting the rise of the global temperature.”

Apparently the pontiff’s prayers have already been heard, since scientists are now forecasting that 2017 will be a cooler year than 2016.

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Pope Francis to address gathering of world’s wealthiest and most famous

Time/Fortune Global Forum 2016 announced that Pope Francis will give an address to their inaugural gathering of the world's top 500 CEOs and Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. The unprecedented meeting will take place in Rome and the Vatican on December 2-3. The two-day conference will be capped by an address from the Holy Father, Time announced Tuesday.

The grand event follows Time magazine’s nomination of Pope Francis as the Person of the Year in his election year of 2013. In a video titled “Why TIME chose Pope Francis,” TIME contributor Howard Chua-Eoan explained that it is Pope Francis’ “openness” to people with homosexual tendencies, women who have had abortions, and “divorced” and “remarried” Catholics that inspired the nomination. “He is just more open so these people are willing to come back to the Church without having to deal with the actual rules.”

Regarding the choice of placing the global conference in Rome and the Vatican, TIME explained that Pope Francis plays a central role in the efforts for social justice by speaking out on issues as global economics, the growing wealth gap, and his statement that the “distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is a moral obligation.”

“Time Inc. is honored to present this unique gathering of global influencers and to facilitate discussions around some of the most critical issues of our time. We are hopeful that this rare event in partnership with the Vatican has the potential to impact the way the world thinks about these issues,” said Joe Ripp, chairman and CEO of Time Inc.

With the motto “The 21st Century Challenge: Forging a New Social Compact,” CEOs from companies including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey, PepsiCo, and Siemens as well as non-profit organizations, including the Rockefeller and Ford foundations will lead discussions aimed toward finding concrete solutions for problems of global health, food and water, energy, the environment, and financial inclusion to combat poverty on an international scale. The Rockefeller and Ford foundations have deep ties to Planned Parenthood and have supported efforts to spread abortion in other countries.

It is not the first time the world's rich and famous have been afforded unprecedented Vatican access. Forbes magazine revealed that the Sistine Chapel was rented out in 2014 to the Porsche company for a $10,000 a plate dinner and concert fundraiser. Last May, “The Edge,” guitar player for the Irish rock band U2, was invited to stage the first-ever rock concert in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. The concert was embedded in the framework of the Cellular Horizons Conference to combat cancer.

While the upcoming Global Forum certainly gives Pope Francis the possibility to get up close and personal with the stars, the question remains if the attendees will be able to grasp the Catholic spirit of helping the helpless. For the Catholic, the dignity of any person – rich or poor – comes from the dignity imbued by God in creating man in His image and likeness. The agenda-laden philanthropy of the major corporations is a far cry from selfless love; the foundation for giving oneself on one’s own expense to Christ in the neighbor, an example given freely by so many saints.

Pope Francis putting his head together with the most influential and rich people in the world – a world that usually has nothing good to say about the Church – might give the impression of submission to the world. The autonomy from the world’s machinations that Pope Francis enjoys merely by being the Vicar of Christ on Earth may be compromised by the world’s largest corporations trying to drag him to their side. Should not the Pope be the “stumbling stone” for those who seek self-gratification in their philanthropic works? The question remains: Does the Pope need the visits of these celebrities, or do the celebrities need them for their own careers?

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« Reply #743 on: October 05, 2016, 05:44:48 pm »

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES CALL FOR TRANSGENDERS AND HOMOSEXUALS TO ‘BE EMBRACED’ BY CATHOLIC CHURCH

Pope Francis recounted the story of a Spanish transgender man who wrote him a letter recounting his transition from a woman to a man, who later married a woman. The Pope said: 'And I received them. And they were happy.'

POPE FRANCIS HAS SAID ALL TRANSSEXUALS AND HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE ‘WELCOMED’ AND EMBRACED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pope Francis is adamant that the Catholic Church must “welcome and accept transgenders and homosexuals” but does not say that homosexuality is a sin. Would the Jesus of the Bible turn away a homosexual who came to Him? No…but…the Jesus of the Bible would tell that man or women they needed to repent and turn from their sin. Pope Francis says they should be welcomed just as they are with no need for them to repent and get saved. That’s a doctrine of the Devil.

Francis said Jesus would never have turned away transgender people and revealed he had ministered to homosexuals as a priest, bishop and now as Pope.

‘When a person arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, ‘Go away because you are homosexual’,’ the religious leader said.

POPE FRANCIS: GLOBAL WARMING IS SIN – HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT



‘Each case must be welcomed, accompanied, studied, discerned and integrated. This is what Jesus would do today.’

FRANCIS SAID HE HAD MINISTERED TO GAY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
He said: ‘I’ve never abandoned them. When someone who has this condition comes before Jesus, Jesus would surely never say ‘go away because you’re gay’.’

Francis recounted the story of a Spanish transgender man who wrote him a letter recounting his transition from a woman to a man, who later married a woman.

The Pope said: ‘And I received them. And they were happy.’ source

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Pope Gives Marching Orders to Jesuits and New Superior
10/24/16

Pope Francis is giving marching orders to members of his Jesuit order and their new superior. He wants them to go to the "peripheries" to serve freely and obediently.

Francis slipped out of the Vatican Monday to address the assembly of Jesuits who on Oct. 14 elected their first-ever Latin American superior, the Rev. Arturo Sosa of Venezuela.

The Society of Jesus, as the Jesuits are formally known, is the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church.

In his remarks, Francis urged the priests to "walk together, freely and obediently, going to the peripheries where the others don't arrive."

In addition to the usual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, Jesuits take a fourth vow of obedience to the pope regarding their mission.
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http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a50150/pope-francis-lutherans-protestants/
Pope Francis Just Did What the Church Should Have Done Decades Ago

We applaud; others boo.

I suspect there are cranial detonations under a number of red beanies on the banks of the Tiber these days, and it's even money on who's revolving faster inside his crypt—Pope Leo X or the angry monk who so plagued his papacy. Papa Francesco is in Sweden, talking to the Lutherans. The Guardian has all the details.

    Christian leaders and congregations will spend the next 12 months consolidating moves towards greater cooperation and dialogue after centuries of division. In the first papal visit to Sweden in more than 25 years, Francis will lead prayers asking "forgiveness for divisions perpetuated by Christians from the two traditions". On Tuesday, he will celebrate mass in Malmö before around 10,000 people. In Germany, leaders of the Catholic and main Protestant churches have issued a joint text calling for a "healing of memories" of past divisions. An ecumenical pilgrimage to the Holy Land aimed at highlighting common roots despite separation has just concluded.

If you are concluding that Papa Francesco is carrying around an empty bag similar to the one that the president is toting these days, you wouldn't be far wrong. Naturally, those in HMC still nursing a grudge over the Peace of Westphalia are having conniption fits.

    The moves are not without controversy, however. "There are rightwing Roman Catholics who find the whole thing profoundly distasteful," said Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of church history at Oxford and author of The Reformation: A History. "But they're the sort of people who hate the present pope anyway."

It's hard to measure how stunning this is to someone—like me—who grew up in the reactionary American Catholic Church of the 1950s and early 1960s. You were taught not even to set foot in a Protestant church on the pain of mortal sin. Hell, it was even considered weird to enter other Catholic churches outside your own parish, let alone those funky Eastern Orthodox churches where they used pita bread for Communion. I was not allowed to join the best Boy Scout troop in my town because it was sponsored by the local Congregational church.

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Pope Francis’ Lenient Stance on Divorce Troubles Conservative Cardinals

 A group of four Cardinals have written to the Pope, calling into question his lenient teaching on divorce.

According to ChristianToday.com, the four cardinals, American Raymond Burke, Italian Carl Caffarra, and Germans Walter Brandmüller and Joachim Meisner, wrote to the Pope after he relaxed the Catholic Church’s stance on giving Holy Communion to divorced couples.

The Pope had said that in “some cases” the Church welcomes divorced couples to receive Holy Communion, adding that “No one can be condemned forever.”

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Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

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The Cardinals, however, believe this is a departure from scripture and orthodoxy.

Father John Zuhlsdorf believes that many Catholic Church leaders may share the same view as the four cardinals, but are afraid to speak out.

 "I'd be willing to bet that The Four are merely the tip of the spear,” stated Zuhlsdorf. “I'd wager that they represent a large gang of quiet Cardinals who want answers, but because they are presently in curial or diocesan positions they are hesitant to raise their heads too high."

The Cardinals say that their intention is not to create a conflict, but to maintain pure biblical doctrine. Cardinal Burke noted the passage in which Jesus says, "He who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery."

"It is the duty in such cases, and historically it has happened, of cardinals and bishops to make clear that the Pope is teaching error and to ask him to correct it,” he added.

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Pope creates 17 cardinals, 'Princes of the Church'
11/19/16

Pope Francis created 17 new cardinals from across the globe on Saturday, elevating them in a time-honoured ceremony to an elite body that advises and elects popes.

Three of them are from the US, while others come from corners of the world where the Catholic Church needs a boost.

Dressed in red robes, the "princes of the Church" knelt before the pontiff to pledge their allegiance in a solemn ceremony.

Thirteen of them are under 80 and therefore eligible to take part in the next secret conclave to elect or become the head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. They are known as cardinal electors.

History's first Latin American pope is famed for wanting to reach out to far-flung dioceses often overlooked by Rome and he has largely shunned European candidates, favouring low-key, pastoral figures or men he knows.

The cardinal electors come from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Central African Republic, Italy, Mauritius, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Spain, the United States and Venezuela.

Francis warned them against falling victim to a "growing animosity" between people, including within the Church, in a possible reference to divisions within the hierarchy over the pope's bid for a more open, forgiving Church.

He also urged them to fight growing xenophobia in the world and protect those such as refugees, who are often classed as enemies.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-francis-extends-special-permission-abortion-110712679.html
Pope indefinitely extends special permission on abortion
11/21/16

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.

Francis wrote in the Apostolic Letter made public by the Vatican on Monday that "there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled" with God.

But he also wrote: "I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life."

Because the Roman Catholic Church holds abortion to be such a serious sin, it had long put the matter of granting forgiveness for it in the hands of a bishop, who could either hear the woman's confession himself or delegate that to a priest who was expert in such situations.

But in 2015, Francis had said he was allowing all rank-and-file priests to grant absolution for an abortion for the duration of the Holy Year, which ran from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016.

By now letting all priests absolve the sin of abortion on a permanent basis following the end of the Holy Year, Francis is further applying his vision of a merciful church to those women who, as he has written in the past, felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."

"May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation" for faithful who had abortions, Francis wrote.

He explained his rationale thusly: "Lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God's forgiveness, I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion.

"The provision I had made in this regard, limited to the duration of the Extraordinary Holy Year, is hereby extended, notwithstanding anything to the contrary."

How to form consciences on abortion figured in how bishops in the United States advised their flock during the recently ended U.S. presidential election campaign.

Some pastors urged their congregations to keep the sacredness in life in mind when deciding which candidate would get their vote. The "sacredness of life" phrase is widely seen as referring to abortion. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump voiced his opposition to abortion while campaigning, while his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, supported women's right to have an abortion.
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« Reply #749 on: November 21, 2016, 05:30:29 pm »


Mar 2:7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
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