"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

More Modernism & Masonism From Francis

More Modernism & Masonism From Francis

Francis preaches change of an era, the Eucharist is a meal and we are all one giant human family 


Pope Audience: Family togetherness

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis during his General Audience on Wednesday in St Peter's Square continued his catechesis on the family, this week focusing on the importance of "togetherness".
Below are the "Pope's" remarks read out in English...

Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In our continuing catechesis on the family, today we consider the importance of togetherness.  Sitting at table for the family dinner, sharing our meal and the experiences of our day, is a fundamental image of togetherness and solidarity.  Because Jesus gave us the Eucharist as a meal, there is a close relationship between families and the Mass.  The togetherness we experience in our families is meant, in the family of the Church, to extend to all as a sign of God’s universal love.  In this way the Eucharist becomes a school of inclusion, in which we learn to be attentive to the needs of everyone.  Sadly, the family meal, this great symbol of togetherness, is disappearing in some societies.  Food itself, the very sign of our sharing with other, is wantonly wasted in some places, while our brothers and sisters go hungry in others.  The Eucharist reminds us that our bread is meant to be shared with all.  May our families, and the entire Church, be signs of togetherness and solidarity for the good of the whole human family, especially during the coming Jubilee of Mercy.


I dream of a restless Church

· In Prato the Pope condemns corruption and exploitation calling for dignified work for all, and he invites the National Ecclesial Convention in Florence to reject obsession with power and to avoid losing touch with the people ·

A Church that is free, open, restless, “ever closer to the abandoned”, with the face of a mother who “understands, accompanies and caresses”: this is the ‘dream’ Pope Francis confided to participants at the fifth National Ecclesial Convention, who met on Tuesday morning, 10 November, in the Cathedral of Florence.

The meeting with the bishops and delegates from all dioceses of the country, called to outline the path of the ecclesial community for the next decade, offered Pope Francis the opportunity to make his tenth pastoral visit in Italy. Preceded by a break of an hour and a half in Prato, the Pope’s participation at the conference was the high point of the trip, which ended in the afternoon with the Mass in the Artemio Franchi Communal Stadium.
Expounding upon the overall theme of the meeting — entitled “In Jesus Christ the New Humanism” — the Pope gave a lengthy and detailed address in which he first recommended attitudes of humility, selflessness and beatitude, which above all teach “not to be obsessed with power, even when it takes the face of a power that is helpful and functional for the social image of the Church”. He therefore warned against certain temptations, such as Pelagianism and Gnosticism, urging instead to follow the examples of saints like Francis of Assisi and Philip Neri, but also of special personalities such as Don Camillo di Guareschi.
Moreover, the Pope recommended the “capacity for dialogue and encounter”, above all with the least and the marginalized, and he recalled that “evangelical poverty is creative” because it protects the Church “from every surrogate of power, image and money”.
Previously, in Prato, a city symbolic of hard work which has been forced to confront the challenges of economic crisis and immigration, the Pope denounced corruption and lawlessness. Recalling the story of the seven Chinese who died as a result of exploitation and inhuman living conditions, Pope Francis called for the need to give everyone respect, welcome and dignified work.
The Pope’s address in Prato  
Address to the National Ecclesial Convention in Florence  
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Pope is readying Catholic Church for the 'change of an era'
What era are the Modernists referring to? The New Era or New Age
  The "Pope" set out his vision a radical renewal of the Italian Church. This is necessary, he explained, because: “we are not living an era of change but a change of era.”



Vatican Meets with U.S. State Department’s Gay and Lesbian Envoy

A symbolic meeting to open a controversial dialog

The encounter took place in a non-descript room at the Vatican, and conversation stuck to regular diplomatic briefs. But for the parties involved on Tuesday morning, the meeting held historic significance: Randy Berry, the first-ever U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI persons, and Vatican officials from the Holy See’s Secretary of State office were meeting for the first time.
The moment, simple as it was, marked a new level of U.S. engagement with the Catholic Church on LGBT human rights issues. Berry told TIME he met with officials for about an hour, and he met separately with representatives from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. For both sides, the conversations were new.
President Barack Obama only created Berry’s position at the State Department in April, and until now, Berry has primarily only talked with faith leaders in the field, as he has traveled to 30 countries in the last seven months. He met with evangelical congregations in Jamaica when he visited in May, for example. Conversations about LGBT human rights have never before reached this level with the Catholic Church, which considers gay and lesbian sexual behavior a sin and restricts marriage to unions of one man and one woman.

Poland Prepares For "World Youth Day"

World Youth Day host city attractive destination for travelers, pilgrims

KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- Guide Ewa Basiura grasped a heavy iron cuff chained to the side of St. Mary's Basilica.
"Any idea what this was used for?" she asked her American tour group. No one ventured an answer.
This is where wayward Catholics were shackled on Sundays to shame them for their infidelities, she said.
"Of course, these are not used anymore," she added. "If they were, we'd need a lot more."
Rynek Glowny, Krakow's main square, with its majestic basilica and medieval curiosities is the heart of Krakow, the enchanting former royal capital of Poland.
Pope Francis, invoking Krakow's "two great apostles of mercy," called on the world's young people to join him here for World Youth Day July 25-31.
"The city of St. John Paul II and St. Faustina Kowalska is waiting for us with open arms and hearts," he said in a letter released in August.
Organizers are expecting up to 2.5 million people for the international Catholic festival, including 35,000 from the United States. More than 400,000 pilgrims from around the world had registered as of October.
The city is so popular with travelers that it ranks in the Conde Nast readers' choice of the top 25 cities in the world. With many Catholic points of interest and its strong connection to the life of St. John Paul, Krakow and its environs remain a top pilgrim destination as well.
"Krakow is historic, atmospheric, romantic, friendly and charming," said Basiura, a city guide and doctor of philosophy. "There's always something interesting to see and do."
The gothic St. Mary's Basilica anchors the main square, the largest in Europe. The church is dedicated to the assumption of Mary. Its most cherished work of art, a wooden and gilded altarpiece by German sculptor Veit Stoss, depicts Mary's dormition and assumption into heaven. Outside, situated between the basilica's massive towers, a digital clock counts down to the opening of World Youth Day.
At the center of the square is Cloth Hall, a medieval market filled with venders offering Polish handicrafts, art, clothing and jewelry. Religious goods, including renditions of Poland's patroness, Our Lady of Czestochowa, and amber rosaries can be found there.
A draw for students, Krakow is home to 12 public universities. Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 by King Casimir the Great, is its oldest and most prestigious.
Jagiellonian boasts several celebrated scientists and literary giants as alumni. A few of its most famous are Nicolaus Copernicus, St. John Paul and Nobel Prize winners Ivo Andric and Wislawa Szymborska.
Karol Wojtyla, later St. John Paul, spent nearly four decades in Krakow and was its archbishop from 1964 until his election as pope in 1978. Statues and images of him appear throughout Krakow, including on Wawel Hill, the city's birthplace and treasured landmark.
In 1946, newly ordained Father Wojytla celebrated his first Mass in the crypt of St. Leonard below Wawel Cathedral. Later, he was installed archbishop at the cathedral, which is dedicated to Sts. Stanislaus and Wenceslas. Memorabilia related to St. John Paul are displayed in the cathedral's museum.
Located south of the city center is the immense modern Divine Mercy Sanctuary, dedicated to the devotion promulgated by St. Faustina and advanced by St. John Paul II. Pope Francis is to lead the Way of the Cross from the sanctuary during World Youth Day.
In 2002, St. John Paul blessed the new sanctuary at the site where St. Faustina died. It had personal meaning to him, he said during the dedication. It was the place he would stop to pray while working at a nearby factory during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
The two-story sanctuary, constructed in the shape of a ship with a capacity for 5,000 worshippers, is set apart from the city's historic churches.
Two of Krakow's most visited churches are Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Andrew's, located adjacent to one another along Grodzka Street just off the Main Square.
Baroque statues of the apostles greet tourists and worshippers as they enter the gates of Sts. Peter and Paul, built for the Society of Jesus in the 17th century. Father Piotr Skarga, a Jesuit preacher and writer, court chaplain and top figure in the Counter-Reformation, is buried there.
The stone Romanesque St. Andrew's is nearly 900 years old. The residents of its convent of Poor Clares have been offering prayers unceasingly since the 14th century.
Chicagoan Daniel Pogorzelski, who has lived in city and recently visited, said the former Polish capital has a charm that one cannot ignore.
"Its appeal is inescapable," he said. "We have a phrase that expresses it, 'magiczny Krakow!' magical Krakow!"