April 12, 2024

Vatican to publish never-before-seen homilies by Pope Benedict XVI written during his 10-year retirement

The Vatican next year will publish a collection of never-before-seen homilies delivered by the late Pope Benedict XVI during his private Sunday Masses, most of them penned during his 10-year retirement, officials said Saturday. The consecrated women who tended to Benedict during his pontificate and retirement recorded the homilies as he delivered them, and have now transcribed […]

On this day in history, August 26, 1978, Pope John Paul I is elected, would serve for only 33 days

Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected pope and took the name Pope John Paul I on this day in history, Aug. 28, 1978. John Paul I would have a very brief time as the head of the Catholic Church — dying of a heart attack just 33 days after his election.  Born on Oct. 17, 1912, […]

John Kerry Praises Pope Francis for Letter Slamming U.S. over Carbon Emissions

ROME — John Kerry has congratulated Pope Francis for a new letter on the “climate crisis” in which the pope calls out the United States for its high per capita carbon emissions. On Thursday, Mr. Kerry — U.S. special presidential envoy for Climate — applauded the pontiff for his “powerful words” in Laudato Deum (Praise

Watch: Sylvester Stallone Meets Pope Francis, Trades Fake Punches With Him

Rocky star Sylvester Stallone visited the Vatican with his family on Friday and met Pope Francis, who told the actor that he is a big fan of his films. The two then playfully traded punches together. “Well, thank you very much for taking time from your busy day, we appreciate this very much,” Stallone told Pope

Pope Francis selects US priest who runs outreach for LGBTQ+ Catholics to join major Vatican gathering

An American Jesuit who runs outreach ministry for LGBTQ Catholics was been tapped by Pope Francis on Friday to be among participants at a major Vatican gathering of bishops and laypeople later this year. The Vatican unveiled the names of bishops, priests, nuns and laypersons who will take part in the weeks-long meeting that the […]

Pope Francis gives women the right to vote at meeting of bishops

Pope Francis has decided to give women the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops, an unprecedented change that reflects his hopes to give women greater decision-making responsibilities and laypeople more say in the life of the Catholic Church. Francis approved changes to the norms governing the Synod of Bishops, a Vatican body […]

Pope Francis Denies Claims That John Paul II Prowled For Underage Girls Like Missing Teen Emanuela Orlandi

Pope Francis on Sunday weighed into a decades-old scandal that has rocked the Vatican, defending Pope John Paul II after the brother of a missing teen raised allegations that the former pope sought out underage girls to molest.Francis’s comments came up in relation to the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, a 15-year-old girl who lived in

Pope Francis Urges Buddhists to ‘Ecological Conversion’

VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images ROME — Pope Francis urged a delegation of Cambodian Buddhists to conversion this week not to Christianity, but to environmental responsibility. In his address to Buddhists in the Vatican Thursday, the pontiff did not utter the name of Jesus, but four times he insisted on the need for “ecological conversion”

Pope Francis: Satan Uses Three ‘Poisons’ to Tempt Us

ROME — Pope Francis said Sunday that the devil tempts human beings with three “poisons,” namely attachments, distrust, and power, in order to separate us from God. In his weekly Angelus message in Saint Peter’s Square, the pontiff reminded pilgrims that “devil” means “one who divides,” and that Satan always seeks to separate people from

Pope Francis: Spend Less on Christmas, Send Excess to Ukraine

ROME — Pope Francis is urging Christians to spend less on Christmas this year and to send the savings to the people of Ukraine. “There is so much suffering in Ukraine, so much, so much!” the pontiff told the crowds gathered in the Vatican for his weekly General Audience Wednesday. “I would like to draw

Pope Francis Denounces ‘Wars of Domination’ Fueled by ‘Aggressive Nationalism’

ROME — Pope Francis warned Saturday that humanity is regressing into “anachronistic conflicts” fueled by extremism and “aggressive nationalism.” “After two tragic world wars,” the pope said in an address to members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, “it seemed that the world had learned to move progressively towards respect for human rights, international law

Nicaraguans Denounce ‘Scandalous Silence’ of Pope Francis as Communists Attack Churches, Silence Catholic Radio

Nicaraguan Catholics are reportedly increasingly upset at Pope Francis for remaining silent as the oppressive Communist regime of dictator Daniel Ortega shuts down Catholic radio stations and sends goon squads to harass protesters. The U.S. State Department on Wednesday denounced the Ortega regime for ordering six radio stations belonging to the Roman Catholic Church to…

Pope Francis Invites Delegation of Canadian Indigenous People to Vatican

ROME, Italy — Pope Francis has invited a delegation of indigenous people of Canada to the Vatican in December amidst controversy surrounding the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at Church-run schools for natives. Vatican News reported that the encounter will take place this coming December just before Christmas and will include three separate bilateral…

Pope Francis Calls for ‘Temporary Suspension’ of Property Rights to Vaccines During ‘Vax Live’ Concert

ROME — Pope Francis called for universal access to coronavirus vaccines and “the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights” Saturday. “God the Creator instills in our hearts a new and generous spirit to abandon our individualisms and promote the common good,” the pope told participants in the VAX LIVE concert, “a spirit of justice that mobilizes…

Pope Francis Tells ‘Vax Live’ Concertgoers to Abandon Individualism

ROME — Pope Francis sent a video message to participants in the Vax Live concert in Los Angeles Sunday night, urging concertgoers “not to forget the most vulnerable” in vaccine distribution. In his Spanish-language message, the pontiff prayed that the “Creator God would infuse in our hearts a new, generous spirit to abandon our individualisms…

Embattled Pope Francis ‘Has No Intention’ of Stepping Down and Is ‘Embittered’ by Viganò Letter

Pope Francis leaves after his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Embattled Pope Francis has no intention of stepping down amid accusations that he covered up sexual abuse charges against the now retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Italian news agency ANSA reported Wednesday, citing “close associates” of the pope. […]

Ex-Nuncio Accuses Pope Francis of Failing to Act on McCarrick’s Abuse.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (Edward Pentin Photo) In an extraordinary 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity in covering up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s allegations of sexual abuse, and has claimed that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on then-Cardinal McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI […]

Pope Francis Is Woefully Wrong about the Death Penalty.

Pope Francis visits the University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy – 17 Feb 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images) Pope Francis has amended the Catechism of the Catholic Church to reject the death penalty. Whether this is an appropriate Catholic stance is for Catholics to decide. But the complete elimination of the death penalty would undermine […]

NY Governor Cuomo: Let’s Abolish The Death Penalty Because The Pope Says So! Um, How About Abortion?

On Thursday evening, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to the Pope’s new position opposing the death penalty. Pope Francis’s new draft of the catechism states, “The Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that ‘the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,’ and […]

Bannon, Salvini, And A Powerful Catholic Cardinal Are Gunning For Pope Francis

As the populist wave continues to rise throughout Europe – most recently in Italy where refugees are now being turned away, prominent conservative Catholics are coming together to take on Pope Francis. At the center of the intra-faith efforts are Steve Bannon, along with Italy’s new interior minister Matteo Salvini and American Cardinal Raymond Burke […]

Vatican Newspaper Under Pope Francis Praises Karl Marx the Founder of Communism.

The L’Osservatore Romano is the daily newspaper of the Vatican City State. The paper was founded in 1861. It is classified as a semi-official newspaper of the Holy See. The paper this week praised communist founder Karl Marx. More than a 100 million people were killed by communist regimes in the 20th century. Previous popes […]

Pope Francis: Ban All Weapons.

Today on Twitter, the head of the Roman Catholic Church called for a ban on all weapons. Pope Francis asserted that the mere presence of weapons makes us constantly live in fear of war. Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war. — […]

Day after US student-led gun control marches, Pope Francis urges young people to ‘keep shouting’

Pope Francis, a long-time advocate of gun control, has apparently supported the wave of student-led marches in the U.S. ( Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Pope Francis on Sunday opened Holy Week services leading up to Easter by urging young people to “keep shouting” and not let “older generations” silence them. His comments came one day after […]

SHOCKING Never Before Seen Prophecy of Pope John Paul II Is Published in Italy — On Muslim Invasion of Europe.

A never-before published prophecy attributed to Pope John Paul II has been revealed by a close confidant of the former pontiff during a memorial lecture on his life, the contents of which could cause scandal within the increasingly liberal and politically-correct Vatican. Speaking in Italy on October 22nd, Monsignor Mauro Longhi from Trieste, an Opus […]

ISIS Group Releases Image of ‘Beheaded’ Pope Francis.

Pope Francis poses with members of the Spanish Navy at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Nov. 15, 2017. (Massimo Valicchia/NurPhoto/Sipa via AP Images) Just a few days after circulating a propaganda poster depicting a jihadist driving toward the Vatican, a pro-ISIS media group today released another […]

Pope Francis, Netanyahu Send Their Blessings as Museum of the Bible Opens in D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Prominent leaders from many faiths gathered in D.C. Friday for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the opening of the non-sectarian, $500 million Museum of the Bible which seeks to entertain and educate visitors about the history of the Bible and its significance. The dedication ceremony of the museum, which […]

Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’

In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements. What […]

Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’

Pope Francis Pope Francis visits the University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy – 17 Feb 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images) It’s not that Pope Francis is an idiot who doesn’t believe that Muslims commit terrorist acts. Far from it. The pope is an idiot who believes that Muslims don’t commit acts of terror in the […]

Pope Francis Equates Christianity to Communism

In an interview with Pope Francis published November 11 by the Italian newspaper, Repubblica, the supreme authority of the Catholic Church equated Christianity with Communism when asked about his views on Marxist ideology. “It is the communists, in all cases, that think like Christians. Christ has spoken of a society where the poor, the weak and the […]

Pope Francis Declares Mother Teresa a Saint

VATICAN CITY (TheBlaze/AP) — Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising her for her service to society’s most unwanted. Pope Francis waves to faithful as he leaves after a Holy Mass and the canonisation of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, on Saint Peter square in the Vatican, on September 4, 2016.(ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images) […]

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