"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]

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Third Eye "Blind", Abolishing Death Penalty, InterFaith Summit & Offering Muslim Prayer Rooms

Third Eye "Blind", Abolishing Death Penalty, InterFaith Summit & Offering Muslim Prayer Rooms
This blog is loaded with the Latest News from the Vatican II cult of man. Vatican II is not our Faith nor Gospel

Freemasonic "third-eye" part of Vatican light show

Pete Baklinski at LifeSiteNews has a follow-up article to the disgraceful and abominable light show which used the facade and dome of St. Peter's Tomb as a movie screen.
Look at the picture, Does it send chills? It should. It is evil, it is Masonic. 

The National Catholic Reporter, long ordered to remove "Catholic" from its name, called LifeSiteNews, "deranged" for their coverage of the event in Rome. The only derangement is amongst those Catholics who refuse to see exactly what this is and those malefactors in the Vatican that permitted and advocated this abomination.

It is the "third eye" the "eye of Horus" the "all-seeing eye of providence."

It is diabolical and it is not out of keeping with the vile depiction of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the Year of Mercy.

They can call LifeSiteNews or Vox "deranged," - the people that allowed this are Satanic.


Francis calls on global leaders to abolish death penalty, provide healthcare, forgive debt

Pope Francis has published his annual message for the World Day of Peace
In the name of his ongoing Jubilee year of mercy, Pope Francis has strongly called upon global leaders to make what he has termed “courageous gestures of concern” for those left most in need by society -- especially prisoners, migrants, and the unemployed.

Among the pontiff’s requests, made Tuesday with the publication of his annual message for the upcoming World Day of Peace: Abolition of the death penalty, conditions for legal residency for migrants, jobs for the unemployed, access to medical care for all, and forgiveness of international debt burdens.

Francis makes the requests at the end of his 2016 message, titled “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace,” in a concluding section on “Peace in the sign of the Jubilee of Mercy.”

The pope first speaks of prisoners, saying that “in many cases practical measures are urgently needed to improve their living conditions, with particular concern for those detained while awaiting trial.”

“It must be kept in mind that penal sanctions have the aim of rehabilitation, while national laws should consider the possibility of other establishing penalties than incarceration,” he continues.

“In this context, I would like once more to appeal to governmental authorities to abolish the death penalty where it is still in force, and to consider the possibility of an amnesty,” he states.

The pope then speaks of migrants, asking that “legislation on migration be reviewed, so, while respecting reciprocal rights and responsibilities, it can reflect a readiness to welcome migrants and to facilitate their integration.”

“Special concern should be paid to the conditions for legal residency, since having to live clandestinely can lead to criminal behavior,” he states.
Francis also asks for “concrete gestures in favor of our brothers and sisters who suffer from the lack of labor, land and lodging.”

“I am thinking of the creation of dignified jobs to combat the social plague of unemployment, which affects many families and young people, with grave effects for society as a whole,” he states, adding that “special attention” should be given to women, “who unfortunately still encounter discrimination in the workplace.”

The pontiff then says he wants to express his hope “that effective steps will be taken to improve the living conditions of the sick by ensuring that all have access to medical treatment and pharmaceuticals essential for life.”

Francis ends the letter with a threefold appeal to world leaders, asking them to: “refrain from drawing other peoples into conflicts or wars;” “forgive or manage in a sustainable way the international debt of the poorer nations;” and, “adopt policies that respect the values of local populations.”

The World Day of Peace is celebrated by the church each Jan. 1, which is also the Catholic feast day of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Pope Paul VI first dedicated that feast to world peace in 1967, and each feast since 1968 has seen release of a papal message.

Francis’ message is particularly forceful in his requests upon world leaders, which he makes in the context of a special Jubilee year he opened for the Catholic church on Dec. 8 that is focused on highlighting the boundless nature of God’s mercy.

A Jubilee year is a special year called by the church to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins. The mercy Jubilee will last until Nov. 20, 2016.

The pontiff focuses his 2016 World Day of Peace message on overcoming what he has commonly called a “globalization of indifference.” He opens the message with a stirring reinforcement of God’s care for humanity, stating: “God is not indifferent! God cares about mankind! God does not abandon us!”
Francis also reflects at length on the meaning and importance of mercy, stating simply: “Mercy is the heart of God.”

“It must also be the heart of the members of the one great family of his children: a heart which beats all the more strongly wherever human dignity -- as a reflection of the face of God in his creatures -- is in play,” he continues.

“Jesus tells us that love for others -- foreigners, the sick, prisoners, the homeless, even our enemies-- is the yardstick by which God will judge our actions,” he states. “Our eternal destiny depends on this.”

Throughout the 21-page message, the pope outlines different kinds of indifference in the world, starting with “indifference to God, which then leads to indifference to one’s neighbor and to the environment.”

He says one particular form of indifference of our times is the ability of people to be incredibly informed through TV, newspapers, or social media about the problems of the world but to not get involved or engaged in the problems of the people around them.

“Theirs is the attitude of those who know, but keep their gaze, their thoughts and their actions focused on themselves,” he states, adding that our culture of over-information “can numb people’s sensibilities and to some degree downplay the gravity of the problems.”

Francis also cites from his recent encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato Si’, to say that indifference to environmental concerns “ends up creating new forms of poverty and new situations of injustice, often with dire consequences for security and peace.”

“How many wars have been fought, and how many will continue to be fought, over a shortage of goods or out of an insatiable thirst for natural resources?” he asks.

Calling for a conversion of hearts from indifference to mercy, the pontiff cites the biblical story of Cain’s killing of Abel to say that God is never indifferent to humanity.

“Cain said he did not know what had happened to his brother, that he was not his brother’s keeper,” says Francis. “He did not feel responsible for his life, for his fate. He did not feel involved. He was indifferent to his brother, despite their common origin.”

“How sad!” the pope exhorts. “What a sorry tale of brothers, of families, of human beings! This was the first display of indifference between brothers.”

“God, however, is not indifferent,” he states. “Abel’s blood had immense value in his eyes, and he asked Cain to give an account of it. At the origin of the human race, God shows himself to be involved in man’s destiny.”

Francis then speaks of God’s intervention to free his people from Egypt and of Jesus’ incarnation as a human being.

“God has come down among us,” the pontiff says of Jesus. “He took flesh and showed his solidarity with humanity in all things but sin.”

“He was concerned not only for men and women, but also for the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, plants and trees, all things great and small,” states the pope. “He saw and embraced all of creation.”

“But he did more than just see; he touched people’s lives, he spoke to them, helped them and showed kindness to those in need,” he continues. “Not only this, but he felt strong emotions and he wept. And he worked to put an end to suffering, sorrow, misery and death.”

The World Day of Peace message is signed by Francis and dated on Dec. 8, the opening of the Jubilee year and the Catholic feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Interfaith summit planned for Georgetown

WASHINGTON — Faith leaders from the Washington area are gathering at Georgetown University to advocate for peace and religious freedom.
Wednesday’s interfaith event was scheduled in the wake of the fatal shootings in San Bernardino, California, by a married couple who sympathized with the Islamic State militant group. The shootings have led to criticism of Islam, including a call by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
Among the clergy gathering at Georgetown will be Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, and Talib Shareef, imam and president of Masjid Muhammad, known as “The Nation’s Mosque.” They plan to discuss their shared “commitment to peace, justice, and religious freedom.”
The event will also include music and prayer.

Twal: Christmas tree lights to be switched off in memory of victims of violence

In this year’s Christmas message, the Patriarch of Jerusalem has invited the Holy Land’s parishes to switch off their Christmas tree lights for five minutes in solidarity with the those who tragically lost their lives in recent months. Addressing the Middle East which has been rocked to its core by wars and intifadas, he said: “Mercy is a political act par excellence”

"Pope" to celebrate ‘cross-border’ Mass during Mexico trip

Francis will go to the border town of Ciudad Juárez during February's visit
Pope Francis will celebrate a “cross-border Mass” and visit some of the most marginalised communities in Mexico when he visits in February.
The Vatican announced on Sunday details about the Pope’s February 12-17 trip to Mexico, during which he will stop in six cities, including two in the state of Chiapas and — across from El Paso, Texas — Ciudad Juarez, which just five years ago was considered the “murder capital of the world” as drug cartels disputed a trafficking corridor.
The Pope said in November that he wanted to visit cities where St John Paul II and Benedict XVI never went. But he said he will stop at the capital of Mexico City to pray at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. “But if it wasn’t for Our Lady I wouldn’t” go there, he had told reporters.
The Pope will fly out of and return to Mexico City each day after celebrating Mass at the basilica on the second day of his trip.
Over the following four days, he will visit a pediatric hospital in the capital as well as families and indigenous communities in the southernmost state of Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state, which gained worldwide attention for the 1990s Zapatista rebellion.
He will visit young people and religious in Morelia, celebrate Mass on the Mexican-US border in Ciudad Juarez and visit its infamous Cereso state prison, where at least 20 people were killed during riots in 2009 triggered by rival gangs among the prisoners.
“We are certain that the presence of the Holy Father will confirm us in the faith, hope and charity and will help the church move ahead in its permanent mission,” the Mexican bishops’ conference said in a December 12 statement. “It will encourage believers and non-believers and commit us to the construction of a just Mexico, with solidarity, reconciliation and peace,” the statement said.
Fr Oscar Enriquez, parish priest and director of the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre in Ciudad Juarez, told Catholic News Service that Juarez is often seen as an example of overcoming extreme violence: “The Pope always looks for the peripheries. Juarez is the periphery of Mexico and it’s a place migrants pass through.”
Fr Patricio Madrigal, pastor of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in the Michoacan city of Nueva Italia said by visiting Morelia, the Pope “wants to be closer to an area beaten down by violence. He wants to bring comfort and also closeness.”
The Pope’s meeting with young people and religious in Morelia is important, Fr Madrigal told CNS, as the Church there works to keep kids out of the cartels and provide priests with support and “strengthen us in the faith and our work in attending to victims of violence.”
Priests in the rugged Tierra Caliente region there had lent moral and spiritual support to vigilantes arming themselves to run off a drug cartel in 2013.
Pope Francis “wants to give young people a message of hope and that they stay away from the temptation of violence,” the priest said

Salvation is free, Francis says, warning against Holy Year fraudsters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday warned Catholics against fraudsters who would have them pay to pass through "Holy Doors" at cathedrals around the world, a ritual in the Church's current Jubilee year.
"Be careful. Beware anyone who might be a little fast and very clever who tells you have to pay. No! You don't pay for salvation. It is free," he said in unscripted remarks to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for weekly audience.
During the year-long celebrations that began last week and are one of the most important events in the 1.2 billion-member Church, the faithful will make pilgrimages to Rome and other religious sites around the world, mostly local cathedrals.
By passing through a holy door of a church, which remains closed except during a Holy Year, Catholics symbolically pass from sin to grace.
Holy Years usually take place only every 25 years and the next one was due in 2025. But the pope, who wants a more inclusive and less judgmental Church, called an extraordinary one on the theme of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.
To underscore that the Church should show additional concern for the poor this year, he has taken the tradition beyond houses of worship and will open a symbolic "holy door" at a Rome homeless shelter on Friday.
Rome has already seen some Holy Year fraud. This week Italian police confiscated 3,500 counterfeit parchments bearing purported blessings by the pope and were being sold to pilgrims coming to Rome for the Holy Year.

Detroit Priest Calls Gay Marriage ‘Sacramental’

Father Ronald Victor says Church "needs more examples of gay holiness"

A priest in the Detroit archdiocese is calling gay marriage "sacred and sacramental," and insists the Church "needs more examples of gay holiness."
Father Ronald Victor, pastor of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Macomb, Michigan, made the remarks while attending the wedding of his gay nephew Bryan Victor earlier this summer. As reported Tuesday by the Detroit Free Press, he said of the couple, "They are two very holy guys. I do see their union as being sacred and sacramental, in the sense that it reflects God's love. ... While it's not necessarily life-giving in a biological way, it's life-giving in other ways."
A longtime priest in the Detroit archdiocese, Fr. Victor has been involved in controversy before. In July, he testified on behalf of a fellow priest convicted of possession of child porn and accused of sex abuse. The priest, Fr. Timothy Murray, no longer in active ministry, was discovered in possession of 685 videos of child porn on seven computers in his home in 2012. He was sentenced to 16 years. The sentencing judge said the crimes were "stomach-churning."
Murray had been removed as pastor from a parish in 2004 after officials discovered he had sexually abused an altar boy in the 1980s. The statute of limitations prohibited any lawsuits, but Murray did admit to the crime. The Detroit archdiocese currently lists Murray as "permanently removed from public ministry."
At the court hearing for child porn in July, Fr. Victor appeared on Murray's behalf, submitting a letter to the judge testifying to Murray's "good character." "In spite of his criminal behavior, I consider Mr. Murray to be a person of good character. One of his strongest traits is his honesty," Victor wrote.
And in a mysterious incident in 2005, Victor was the victim of assault by a fellow priest who bore a grudge against Victor. According to a report in the Detroit News,
Fr. Bondy walked towards Victor loudly stating, "The thief is back. ... Lock everything up, nothing is safe with you around." Father Bondy continued toward Fr. Victor, telling him he was not welcome at St. Clement again. Father Bondy proceeded to grab Fr. Victor around his neck, choke him, push him against a closet door, and slap him twice.
Victor never elaborated on the details spurring the incident, and the archdiocese urged him not to press charges.
As to Victor's most recent comments, he admits that although he once stayed quiet about blessing same-sex unions, he is "comfortable being public with it now." Even so, he expressed frustration that he couldn't bless his nephew's same-sex union in a Catholic parish. "[I'm] a little angry and a little disappointed," Victor remarked, "that we couldn't do it in a church where I could have officiated."
Although he offered to bless the union privately, his nephew ultimately refused the offer because the couple didn't want anything "clandestine or controversial." Victor himself believes many priests would be open to blessing same-sex weddings even though "they can't be real public with that."
Dissident gay activist groups like New Ways Ministry are applauding Fr. Victor for his gay-friendly stance.

Vatican's ex-No. 2 seeks to make amends for hospital scandal

ROME (AP) — An Italian cardinal whose penthouse apartment was reportedly renovated using funds from a Vatican-owned children's hospital is making a large donation for medical research in a bid to make amends, the hospital's president said Saturday.
Bambino Gesu Hospital President Mariella Enoc told reporters that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is donating 150,000 euros ($165, 000) for research on orphan diseases.
Bertone has insisted that he paid for the renovations himself. The scandal put him on the defensive, since lavish lifestyles clash with Pope Francis' insistence that prelates live modestly.
Bertone was formerly the secretary of state, the Vatican's No. 2 official, under Pope Benedict XVI and for the first months of Francis' papacy. Now 81, he no longer holds any top Vatican post.
The questionable renovation was one of the scandalous episodes cited in a best-selling book by an Italian journalist, one of two reporters on trial at the Vatican now for publishing confidential documents. A Spanish priest, the priest's aide and an Italian PR specialist are also on trial in the case of leaked information.
"Cardinal Bertone didn't directly get the money," Enoc said. "However, he acknowledged that all that which happened damaged our hospital and our foundation ... and thus he is making amends to us with a donation."
The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Bertone as stressing that the money he's giving "is a voluntary donation. It's not reimbursement, because I personally haven't done any damage."
Bertone was further quoted as explaining that he will give out the money in installments from his savings and from various contributions for charity that were made to him over the years.
"My life is not luxurious as it is continually, stereotypically, said," Bertone was quoted as saying.
Referring to the donation, he said "I had a little salary, and then some benefactors' offer that I have always reutilized to help people in need."
The Vatican's current No. 2, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, was asked about the apartment scandal Saturday while he visited the hospital.
"I thank the Lord that, from this moment of difficulty, it's turning out constructively," Parolin said.
The Bambino Gesu Hospital is one of several Catholic-administrated health care facilities that have been stung by scandal. Among them is a Rome dermatology hospital that is being investigated by Italian prosecutors for suspected embezzlement. Many workers there went unpaid for long stretches, and the priest in charge of the hospital administration was put under house arrest.

Francis will make Mother Teresa—a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud—a saint?

In 2003, Pope John Paul II approved the beatification of Mother Teresa. At the time, Christopher Hitchens called Mother Teresa “a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud,” arguing that “even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed.” On Friday, Pope Francis announced that he will make Mother Teresa a saint in 2016. Hitchens’ original essay is republished below. 

I think it was Macaulay who said that the Roman Catholic Church deserved great credit for, and owed its longevity to, its ability to handle and contain fanaticism. This rather oblique compliment belongs to a more serious age. What is so striking about the "beatification" of the woman who styled herself "Mother" Teresa is the abject surrender, on the part of the church, to the forces of showbiz, superstition, and populism.
It's the sheer tawdriness that strikes the eye first of all. It used to be that a person could not even be nominated for "beatification," the first step to "sainthood," until five years after his or her death. This was to guard against local or popular enthusiasm in the promotion of dubious characters. The pope nominated MT a year after her death in 1997. It also used to be that an apparatus of inquiry was set in train, including the scrutiny of an advocatus diaboli or "devil's advocate," to test any extraordinary claims. The pope has abolished this office and has created more instant saints than all his predecessors combined as far back as the 16th century.
As for the "miracle" that had to be attested, what can one say? Surely any respectable Catholic cringes with shame at the obviousness of the fakery. A Bengali woman named Monica Besra claims that a beam of light emerged from a picture of MT, which she happened to have in her home, and relieved her of a cancerous tumor. Her physician, Dr. Ranjan Mustafi, says that she didn't have a cancerous tumor in the first place and that the tubercular cyst she did have was cured by a course of prescription medicine. Was he interviewed by the Vatican's investigators? No. (As it happens, I myself was interviewed by them but only in the most perfunctory way. The procedure still does demand a show of consultation with doubters, and a show of consultation was what, in this case, it got.)
According to an uncontradicted report in the Italian paper L'Eco di Bergamo, the Vatican's secretary of state sent a letter to senior cardinals in June, asking on behalf of the pope whether they favored making MT a saint right away. The pope's clear intention has been to speed the process up in order to perform the ceremony in his own lifetime. The response was in the negative, according to Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Canadian priest who has acted as postulator or advocate for the "canonization." But the damage, to such integrity as the process possesses, has already been done.
During the deliberations over the Second Vatican Council, under the stewardship of Pope John XXIII, MT was to the fore in opposing all suggestions of reform. What was needed, she maintained, was more work and more faith, not doctrinal revision. Her position was ultra-reactionary and fundamentalist even in orthodox Catholic terms. Believers are indeed enjoined to abhor and eschew abortion, but they are not required to affirm that abortion is "the greatest destroyer of peace," as MT fantastically asserted to a dumbfounded audience when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.* Believers are likewise enjoined to abhor and eschew divorce, but they are not required to insist that a ban on divorce and remarriage be a part of the state constitution, as MT demanded in a referendum in Ireland (which her side narrowly lost) in 1996. Later in that same year, she told Ladies’ Home Journal that she was pleased by the divorce of her friend Princess Diana, because the marriage had so obviously been an unhappy one …
This returns us to the medieval corruption of the church, which sold indulgences to the rich while preaching hellfire and continence to the poor. MT was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction. And she was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go? The primitive hospice in Calcutta was as run down when she died as it always had been—she preferred California clinics when she got sick herself—and her order always refused to publish any audit. But we have her own claim that she opened 500 convents in more than a hundred countries, all bearing the name of her own order. Excuse me, but this is modesty and humility?
The rich world has a poor conscience, and many people liked to alleviate their own unease by sending money to a woman who seemed like an activist for "the poorest of the poor." People do not like to admit that they have been gulled or conned, so a vested interest in the myth was permitted to arise, and a lazy media never bothered to ask any follow-up questions. Many volunteers who went to Calcutta came back abruptly disillusioned by the stern ideology and poverty-loving practice of the "Missionaries of Charity," but they had no audience for their story. George Orwell's admonition in his essay on Gandhi—that saints should always be presumed guilty until proved innocent—was drowned in a Niagara of soft-hearted, soft-headed, and uninquiring propaganda.
One of the curses of India, as of other poor countries, is the quack medicine man, who fleeces the sufferer by promises of miraculous healing. Sunday was a great day for these parasites, who saw their crummy methods endorsed by his holiness and given a more or less free ride in the international press. Forgotten were the elementary rules of logic, that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and that what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. More than that, we witnessed the elevation and consecration of extreme dogmatism, blinkered faith, and the cult of a mediocre human personality. Many more people are poor and sick because of the life of MT: Even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed. She was a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud, and a church that officially protects those who violate the innocent has given us another clear sign of where it truly stands on moral and ethical questions.

"Pope" Appoints Mgr. Paul Tighe as Bishop and Adjunct-Secretary to the Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis has assigned talented Irishman from Secretary of Pontifical Council for Social Communications to Adjunct-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture


Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis settles civil sexual abuse case

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a settlement with state prosecutors that will allow for more oversight and independent audits as part of a civil case that alleged it failed to protect children from sexual abuse. A criminal case that accuses the archdiocese of child endangerment will continue.
The agreement in the civil case, announced Friday in Ramsey County District Court, allows legal oversight of the archdiocese over the next three years, with the goal of changing its organizational culture to ensure that no more children become victims, prosecutors said.
“Under this agreement, the hierarchy of the archdiocese may no longer conceal or minimize clergy sex abuse,” Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said after the hearing.
Archdiocese attorney Joe Dixon said in court that the settlement must be approved by a bankruptcy judge, but both sides pledge to begin work immediately. In addition to agreeing to two independent audits and oversight by prosecutors and the court, the archdiocese also plans to give the court progress updates every six months.
If the archdiocese remains in compliance over the next three years, the civil charges will be dismissed.
The civil case stems from a petition Choi’s office filed in June, alleging that the archdiocese contributed to the need for protection of three children who were sexually abused by a former priest. The archdiocese was also charged with six gross misdemeanor criminal counts of child endangerment in connection with the same priest. Prosecutors say top Church officials failed to respond to “numerous and repeated reports of troubling conduct” by Curtis Wehmeyer from the time he entered the seminary in 1997 until he was removed from the priesthood in March.
Wehmeyer is imprisoned in Minnesota for sexually abusing two brothers, and he’ll begin a sentence in Wisconsin in 2016 for abusing a third sibling there.
Each of the six criminal counts carries a maximum fine of $3,000. Choi and archdiocese officials said the criminal case is moving toward a resolution.
Ten days after the charges were filed, then-Archbishop John Nienstedt, resigned from his post. Nienstedt has not been charged.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda said Friday that the Church can’t change the past, but is committed to changing the future.
“Although significant strides have been made, the archdiocese recognizes that its work is not done, and will never be done,” Hebda said. He said the archdiocese is committed to working openly with authorities “always with the prayerful hope of rebuilding trust.”
The archdiocese has been under fire since 2013, when a former Church official went public with concerns about its handling of abuse cases. That same year, a state law opened a three-year window for victims of past sex abuse to file lawsuits. The archdiocese has declared bankruptcy and more than 400 victims have come forward.
A 2014 settlement between the archdiocese and plaintiffs’ attorneys created protocols designed to keep children safe. Choi said Friday that the new agreement incorporates many of those protocols — but now his office has the power to enforce them.If the archdiocese doesn’t comply with the agreement, Choi said, it will have 28 calendar days to make changes, or it will face court action.
“Though the requirements in this agreement, it is my expectation that … the protection of children will forever be of paramount importance within this archdiocese,” Choi said.
The agreement also requires that all allegations of misconduct be addressed by a ministerial board comprised mainly of non-clergy, instead of allowing one or two Church leaders to make decisions. In addition, the archdiocese agreed it will not conduct its own internal investigations of abuse allegations, and will not interfere with law enforcement.

 More Potential "Resignation" Propaganda....It might help if Francis were the true Pope

Fears for health of Pope Francis as he is unable to stand at Vatican speech


“I am not feeling very strong. With your permission, I’ll speak to you sitting down”
Fears for the health of Pope Francis have resurfaced after he was unable to stand at an official event, explaining that he was ‘not feeling strong.’
Addressing Vatican officials in a Christmas speech on Monday, Francis said he had the flu. He said: ‘Dear brothers and sisters, Forgive me for not standing up as I speak to you, but for some days I’ve been suffering from flu and I am not feeling very strong. With your permission, I’ll speak to you sitting down.’
The pope has been unsteady of his feet at times in recent months, stumbling several times in public. Last week he celebrated his 79th birthday.
In November as walked up the steps in the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome he seemingly tripped on his robes, forcing nearby priests to grasp his arms and help him up the steps.
The same week he tripped as he walked up some steps in St Peter’s Square, this time being brought to his hands and knees.
Concerns for the health of Pope Francis first surfaced after the pontiff told parishioners in May that he is ‘a bit old and a bit sick’.
During a visit to the seaside town of Ostia, the pope asked a group of ill and disabled people to pray for him, warning that he was also suffering from heath problems.
Previously Francis has insisted that he expects to live only two or three years. He told journalists on the papal plane last year he would only be in power ‘a short time’. ‘Two or three years and then I’ll be off to the Father’s house, ‘ he predicted.
The pope has some underlying health problems, including sciatica and had part of one of his lungs removed in his youth.
Some observers have claimed that he has gained weight since his election and is having difficulty breathing, which they say could be a sign of a heart condition. Earlier this year doctors reportedly advised him to cut back on his daily meal of pasta.
Claims in October that the pope was being treated for a small benign brain tumour were strongly denied by the Vatican and health professionals.
Father Thomas Rosica, spokesman for the Vatican, insisted today (Monday) there was no cause for alarm. He said: ‘There is a flu bug going around in Rome and elsewhere. But there is nothing to worry about.’

Detroit Catholic High School Offers Muslim Prayer Room

A prestigious Catholic high school in a ritzy, estate-filled suburb of Detroit now features a prayer room for Muslim students to pray.
The school is Brother Rice High School, an all-boys bastion affiliated with the Congregation of Christian Brothers in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., reports Detroit Fox station WJBK.
Brother Rice president John Birney decided to permit the use of a reflection room inside the college prep school as a Muslim prayer room at the request of Muslim students.
Birney said he granted the request because he wants the Catholic school to be inclusive.

Bishop Sorondo says Pope Bergoglio can bind Catholics under sin to believe junk science and globalist manipulations 

These men are stupid or they think we are?  Sorondo; pictured here with the globalist-masonic UN Secretary General and the Pope, say that the Pope has the authority to bind us to believe junk science at worst and theory at best but he cannot. How dare he equate this manipulation of globalists with magisterial teaching with abortion? What kind of fool is he to raise to a level unheard before of the infallibility of a pope as declared at the First Vatican Council. 

When challenged the Papal friend and advisor said:

"When the Pope has assumed this, it is Magisterium of the Church whether you like it or not -- it is the Magisterium of the Church just as abortion is a grievous sin - equal (it is the same)... it is Magisterium of the Church... whether you like it or not."
No, it isn't it.

Sorondo is a liar. He is either a manipulative deceptive, heresiarch or his is just incredibly stupid. Either way, he is wrong and so are all of those who believe what he does including the Pope himself should this be, in fact, what he thinks. 

Besides, who are you all to judge?

Evil clowns. Moronic men. Idiots these churchmen are.

Christians and Muslims Do Not Worship the Same God
Yesterday the Internet exploded with the news that Wheaton College in Illinois — known as the “Harvard of Evangelical colleges” — had suspended professor Larycia Hawkins for wearing a headscarf as a gesture of “embodied solidarity” with Muslims. These stories weren’t true. The professor wasn’t suspended for wearing a headscarf but for publicly declaring that Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” In its statement, Wheaton explained: The freedom to wear a head scarf as a gesture of care and compassion for individuals in Muslim or other religious communities that may face discrimination or persecution is afforded to Dr. Hawkins as a faculty member of Wheaton College. Yet her recently expressed views, including that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, appear to be in conflict with the College’s Statement of Faith. Thus, Wheaton continues its long tradition of theological conviction and joins a number of Evangelical schools in making recent statements that would be scandalously impermissible in secular institutions. But is Wheaton correct to draw the line here? After all, isn’t it conventional wisdom that Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship the same God? Aren’t we all “People of the Book” — different branches of the Abrahamic tree? That’s the Catholic position. Rome explicitly declares that Muslims “adore the one and merciful God.” Prominent Protestant theologian Miroslov Volf generally agrees, telling Wheaton students in a 2011 address, “My statement is that there is sufficient similarity between Muslim and Christian conceptions of God, so that we can say that they worship the same and similarly understood God.”

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428763/christians-muslims-same-god-wheaton-college

"Pope" outlines 24 virtues collaborators need in order to work in the Curia

Francis meets heads of dicasteries for the traditional Christmas greetings, making an indirect reference to Vatileaks 2: reform is to go ahead with determination. Scandals cannot conceal “the efficiency of the Roman Curia’s dedicated service to the Pope and the whole Church”. We need to “return to what is essential”: the list of character traits required of those serving in the Vatican include: exemplarity, faithfulness, honesty, maturity, humility, trustworthiness and sobriety.
 “The reform will move forward with determination, clarity and firm resolve.” Scandals cannot overshadow the important work the Roman Curia does “for the Pope and the entire Church, with dedication,” Francis said in this morning’s traditional Christmas address to the Roman Curia in the Clementine Hall. Last year, the Pope pronounced a powerful speech listing the “diseases” that can affect “every Christian, Curia, community, congregation, parish and ecclesial movement” and “require prevention, vigilance, care and sadly, in some cases, long and painful interventions”. This year, he presented a positive list of all necessary virtues for those working in the Curia, referring to them as “antibiotics” in an off-the-cuff comment. 

Pitching the NWO's Socialism in Africa

· ​At the General Audience the Pope recalls his journey to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic ·

Dec. 2, 2015
“The coexistence of wealth and poverty is a scandal, it is a disgrace for humanity”. Pope Francis made this denunciation just hours after concluding his journey to Africa, where he saw firsthand the contradictions in this land. During the General Audience in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday morning, 2 December, he recounted highlights of his visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, and also spoke about the importance of missionaries and of the young. The following is a translation of the Holy Father’s catechesis, which he delivered in Italian.
- See more at: http://www.osservatoreromano.va/en/news/my-africa#sthash.0ttzyTvm.dpuf

Indulgences and Purgatory? Francis Has Mothballed Them

They were constituent elements of all the jubilees. But not of this one. The pope isn’t talking about them anymore, as if they would overshadow the absolute primacy of mercy
 Modernist Door of Mercy is Gateway to Hell.
ROME, December 19, 2015 – The jubilee is by its nature a time of “indulgences.” But so far Pope Francis has carefully avoided saying this word.

He didn't say it when he opened the first holy door in Bangui, in the Central African Republic, nor when he opened the holy door at St. Peter’s on December 8, the official opening day of the jubilee, nor when he opened it at St. John Lateran, the cathedral of Rome. He didn’t even say it in the two Wednesday catecheses that he has dedicated so far to explaining the holy year.

In order to find the word “indulgence,” one must go back to the bull of indiction for the jubilee, the apostolic letter “Misericordiae Vultus” of April 11, 2015, and the subsequent explicative letter of September 1.

The second of these two documents states that the indulgence is given to one who steps through a holy door, goes to confession, receives communion, performs a work of mercy, recites the “Credo,” and joins the pope in praying “for the good of the Church and of the whole world.”

It adds that “the jubilee indulgence can also be obtained on behalf of the deceased.”

But even here it does not say precisely what an indulgence is. The word is used as a synonym for “God’s forgiveness of our sins.”

It is only in the bull of indiction for the jubilee that the indulgence is associated with something more specific. Even after sacramental forgiveness - it says - “sin leaves a negative effect on the way we think and act.” And the indulgence is precisely the act with which God, through the Church, “reaches the pardoned sinner and frees him from every residue left by the consequences of sin.”

But here too the concept appears in a very vague form. The only way to find out more is to open the Catechism of the Catholic Church to paragraphs 1471 and following, at the end of the chapter on the sacrament of penance or reconciliation.

There the indulgence is defined as “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church.”

And by “temporal punishment” is meant the effect that every sin, even after it has been forgiven, leaves in the one who has committed it: “an unhealthy attachment to creatures, which must be purified either here on earth, or after death in the state called Purgatory.”

It is this purifying “temporal” punishment that the indulgence removes. And the Church dispenses such an indulgence by drawing upon the incommensurable treasure of grace accumulated by Jesus, Mary, and the saints.

The jubilees have always been precisely the seasons of the greatest allowance of these indulgences, in the whole Catholic world.

It is enough to look at the centrality that indulgences have had in all the jubilees of history, including the last one, that of 2000 proclaimed and celebrated by John Paul II.

Its bull of indiction, issued on November 29, 1998, not only thoroughly explained the significance of this “constitutive element of the Jubilee,” but it also included a decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary, which determined with precision “the discipline to be observed for gaining the Jubilee indulgence,” for both those going to Rome and those in every other part of the world:

> Bull of Indiction of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000

In the jubilee of mercy proclaimed by Francis, however, all of this is practically set aside and it is as if the Apostolic Penitentiary didn’t even exist. The message that the pope transmits incessantly is that of universal mercy and forgiveness, of the total cancellation of sin, without any further reference to the remission of the resulting punishment. The word “punishment” is another of the words that have disappeared. In the bull of indiction for this jubilee and in the subsequent explicative letter it is found only three times in all, and marginally: in a quote from the prophet Hosea and in a couple of references to earthly justice and the condition of prisoners.

But it is not only the concept of punishment; that of judgment is also pushed into the corner in the jubilee preaching of Pope Francis, as can be noted in this key passage of his homily of December 8:

“How much wrong we do to God and his grace when we speak of sins being punished by his judgment before we speak of their being forgiven by his mercy! But that is the truth.  We have to put mercy before judgment, and in any event God’s judgement will always be in the light of his mercy.”

Francis does not abrogate any part of the traditional doctrine, but in reordering - as he so often loves to do - the hierarchy of truths, he is not afraid of letting silence fall upon the articles of faith that he maintains are marginal today.

The doctrine and discipline of indulgences is one of these. The innovation of the holy year proclaimed by pope Bergoglio is that it is the first jubilee in history to do without this doctrine and discipline, solely for the sake of not casting the slightest shadow on the overriding truth of mercy.

With a few side effects that are hardly trivial, also in the realm of doctrine. Because today the obscurement of indulgences and of purifying “temporal” punishment tends to put purgatory out of view as well.

On which, to rediscover its meaning and mystery, all that remains to be done is to go back before this pontificate, to a catechesis of Benedict XVI of January 12, 2011, and to an even more memorable passage of his encyclical letter “Spe Salvi” of November 30, 2007:

> Purgatory Exists. And It Burns
Allow me to refer to two paragraphs from a post one below which will explain the reason that in this title, I have called the Bishop of Rome by his name, Jorge Bergoglio:
I once asked an erudite religious superior and author about Paul VI, the greatest disaster on the Church in 500 years only eclipsed by Francis, how was it possible that a Pope could issue Humanae Vitae and the Credo of the People of God and then do so much other damage to the Faith which in every other aspect of his Papacy is clear and unequivocal? He replied that "Humanae Vitae and the Credo were issued by Paul VI, the rest was Giovanni Montini." How interesting that these Modernists waited until Father Luigi Villa died before announcing the "Beatification" of Paul VI. Perhaps, they knew he was right and would have rained on their parade.
I think that this is a good comparison to what we are experiencing now and a good explanation of what I intend when I refer to Pope Francis as Jorge Bergoglio, Bishop of Rome. When he is in communion with his predecessors and the Magisterium of two-thousand years, then he is Pope Francis, When he is not, then he is Jorge Bergoglio.
Presumably, you've heard him say the Latin phrase, as he did a month ago in Milan and just yesterday before the Curia, "ecclesia semper reformanda" - the church is always to be reformed.

Have you heard this term before? Do you know from whence it originates?

I didn't, at least not until a few minutes ago as I read the comment box at Southern Orders

It seems that this is a Protestant, heretical term used quite often by that infamous Catholic heretic, Hans Kung.

Why is Jorge Bergoglio quoting Protestant theologians and heretical Catholics in describing the Church? What exactly is this man's ecclesiology? -- because from what this simple man can determine, it is not Catholic? Which Cardinal or Bishop will call out Jorge Bergoglio on the use of this phrase or is it up to fundamentalist laity and seminarians that bite?

Hey, Jorge; you want "dialogue" well, let's say that you and I jaw-jaw a little. what do you say?  Now, when you can act like a Pope, then I will humbly call you and submit to you as Pope Francis. but when you talk like a Protestant, then you're just old George.

To think, how far we've drifted in three years from that great address ten years ago on the hermeneutic of continuity, makes one want to weep. 

God help us.

Highest Court Confirms Judgment in the Case of the Franciscans of the Immaculata 

 Franciscans of he Immaculata Before the Commissar Came:
Ordination of Nine Deacons in 2010

(Rome) The Supreme Court in Rome has confirmed that the founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and the lay organizations related to the Order are guilty of doing nothing wrong.  The confiscated real estate property must be returned to the lay organizations.
In late June, the rumored reason for the provisional administration of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate had dissolved into nothingness."Rumored" because was no reason was named for appointing an apostolic commissioner by the Vatican until today. Behind closed doors rumors were spread that it had allegedly been an irregular shifts of assets, including the suggestion that it might be someone who was enriched. It was a slander  which was directed against Founder Manelli to discredit him. A court sentenced Commissioner Volpi to pay 20,000 euros compensation for the false claims.

When the Commissioner Came with the Prosecutor

After the first Commissioner, Father Fidenzio Volpi from the Capuchin Order, could not lay his hands on the real estate owned by the lay organizations affiliated with the Order, he  summarily confiscated the real estate ownership by the public prosecutor. In June  the competent Judicial Senate of Avellino  established that no irregularities were present and ordered the release of the seized property.
Shortly before the verdict of Avellino, Commissioner Volpi had died and been replaced by the canon lawyer Fr Sabino Ardito from the Salesian Order. It  had been hoped there would be a relaxation. But Father Alfonso Bruno was still a driving force in the conflict applies Father Alfonso Bruno in the Franciscans of the Immaculate, who had rebelled against Founder Father Stefano Maria Manelli. After the dismissal of the General Government under the Superior General, Father Manelli,  Pater Bruno then became the Secretary-General and therefore became the right hand of the Commissioner.

Return of property ownership is legally binding

In any case an appeal was filed against the judgment of Avellino, on behalf of the Commissioner. The Second Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court in Rome has rejected the appeal, thus confirming the judgment of Avellino. The release and return of the seized property ownership to the lay organizations of the Order is now final.
Part of this property is also that of the religious house in Rome, where Father Alfonso Bruno is domiciled. "With the decision of the Supreme Court the last word in the matter,"  said Alfonso Rocco, the legal counsel of the Lay Association Mission of the Immaculate Heart.

A thriving religious order of tradition was unbearable to the Congregation of Religious

The order launched in 1970 by Father Stefano Maria Manelli  is committed to tradition. Under Benedict XVI. the Order became, according to the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum was pastorally birituell and internally old ritual. Since the Order was not under the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei for old rite communities, the Congregation of Religious  made it ​​an exception in the Church. Under Benedict XVI. it was regarded as an attractive model, which aroused the interest of young members of other religious orders, since the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, despite their strict habit, had a large following.
This combination of factors is thought to be in close religious circles  as the real reason for the provisional administration.  A thriving, tradition related Order, which grew in the midst of widespread vocations crisis,  had become unbearable for many.  But Pope Benedict XVI. held his protective hand over the young religious. Under Pope Francis and his declared aversion to tradition,  the conditions were established to take action against the Order. Four months after taking office, the Order was placed under provisional administration.
The parents of the Founder are recognized as a servants of God. The beatification process is running.The Order was gagged by the provisional government, but not the lay organizations related to the Order.  They continue to see in Founder Manelli their reference point. With the court ruling, their position relative to the Commissioner has been significantly strengthened.

Opus Dei Greg Burke Will be New Deputy Vatican Speaker

Greg Burke Will be the New Deputy of Vatican Speaker Father

(Rome) In recent days there have been rumors that Father Federico Lombardi SJ would be replaced as the Vatican spokesman and might be replaced by a layman, was  already the case  under Pope John Paul II.  in Rome. At that time, the Spaniard, Joaquin Navarro-Valls was the Vatican spokesman.

The rumor has not been confirmed, but a change of the Vice Vatican Spokesman has been announced.  So far, the Passionist Father Ciro Benedettini from the tiny country of San Marino is Lombardi's deputy as the Vatican spokesman. Father Benedettini was introduced in 1994 by Navarro-Valls in the press-service, and appointed in 1995 as deputy director. After 20 years there is now a change. Until January 31, 2016 Father Benedettini  will hold this office. From February 1, the American Greg Burke will be  Lombardi's new deputy.

Greg Burke began in the 1980s as Rome correspondent of the weekly National Catholic Register, from 1994 he was in the same function for  Time Magazine and from 2001 for Fox News. In 2012, he was appointed under Benedict XVI.  as Communication Advisor to the Vatican Secretariat of State. The appointment was seen in the context of ongoing criticism about inadequate public relations of the Holy See and a bad media image of the German pope.   Critics then held   the then Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone responsible for this.

Will Greg Burke Really be Vatican Spokesman?

Then came the unexpected resignation of Benedict XVI. and with Pope Francis everything seemed quite different. It was said that Burke was held in disgrace  because of his appointment by Benedict XVI. membership of the Opus Dei by the new Church leadership. Indeed,the American had become silent, even before he could put the expectations placed in him to the test. Senior Communications Adviser Burke got his own office at the Secretary of State but his exact field of responsibility was not defined.
With his appointment as deputy Vatican spokesman, these voices have been proven wrong, while those  who predicted that the Jesuit Lombardi would be replaced by Burke in 2012  have received new confirmation.  Father Lombardi has been Vatican spokesman since 2006.  In August 2017, he will be 75 years of age.