The Cardinal Of Cologne Rainer Woelki has declared that Germany must have a new migrant policy and that policy should include allowing illegal migrants to bypass the law when entering Europe.
Cardinal Woelki is known for his exceptionally pro-migrant stance in the German city of Cologne. The Cardinal has been an advocate of mass migration of people from North Africa and the Middle East and has now claimed that the current migration system isn’t working. He believes that the best way to prevent deaths in the Mediterranean, which he calls “the sea of the dead,” is to allow the safe passage of illegal migrant boats into Europe reports Cologne paper Kölner-Stadt Anzeiger. Continue reading »
The Pope says that ISIS’ conquest of the Middle East is just like Jesus sending out his disciples.
I must have missed that bible chapter where Jesus’ disciples behead people, force them into sex slavery and make them pay a tax on pain of death if they refuse to convert.
H/t reader kevin a.
(Reuters) – Journalism based on gossip or rumours is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday.
Francis, who made his comments in an address to leaders of Italy’s national journalists’ guild, said reporters had to go the extra mile to seek the truth, particularly in an age of round-the-clock news coverage. Continue reading »
Pope Francis has urged Europeans to take in more refugees, asserting that the best way to combat terrorism is by warmly welcoming migrants and helping them integrate into the “European context.”
In a meeting with hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools in the Vatican on Saturday, Francis told his hearers that authentic hospitality “is our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism.” Continue reading »
Chicago-area woman who showed up at her doctor’s office in pain and bleeding from a dislodged IUD was told that nothing could be done because his practice was affiliated with a Catholic hospital network which opposes birth control.
According to Rewire, Melanie Jones, 28, slipped in her bathroom causing her copper IUD to shift and stab her internally. After getting an appointment to see her doctor, she was told that his “hands were tied” and he couldn’t help her due to restrictions placed upon him and other providers in the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center system.
“I think my first feeling was shock,” Jones said in an interview. “I thought that eventually they were going to recognize that my health was the top priority.”
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In a show of solidarity with migrants, Pope Francis invited 21 Syrian refugees to lunch on Thursday at his residence at the Casa Santa Marta in Vatican City.
The Pope brought twelve of these migrants back to Rome on the papal plane after his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos last April. During that trip, Francis told his hearers that “we are all migrants” as he greeted the many asylum-seekers awaiting word regarding the processing of their cases.
By you, maybe, Bishop Hofmann. But sane people see quite clearly what is happening. When a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” and affiliated with the Islamic State attacks non-Muslims with an axe, it’s just another episode in the global jihad against Infidels. And contrary to the fond hopes and fantasies that prevail in the Vatican, and in the Catholic Church in general these days, no amount of “dialogue” is going to end this jihad that Hofmann and his ilk so determinedly ignore.
In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.
The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.
The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money. But now indulgences are being applied to the 21st century. Continue reading »
MYTILENE, Greece —Pope Francis on Saturday took three refugee families back with him on his plane to Rome following an emotional and provocative visit to the Greek island of Lesbos that seemed designed to prick Europe’s conscience over its treatment of refugees.
The pope boarded his Alitalia jet along with 12 Syrians from three families, all of whom had had their houses bombed and are seeking refuge in Europe, according to Vatican spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica. There were six children among them. Rosica said the families, all of whom are Muslim, would be cared for at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis washes and kisses the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees
CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy— Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees Thursday and declared them all children of the same God, as he performed a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time of increased anti-Muslim sentiment following the Brussels attacks.
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H/t reader squodgy:
“Cardinal George Pell disappeared to hide in the Vatican after too many questions about Church abuse of children in Ballarat, Oz were being asked by families.
He has hidden there since, claiming he isn’t well.”
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As news in the U.S. is saturated with stories about Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia, the Vatican continues to ignore and excuse the rampant culture of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
It was reported recently that instead of firing priests accused of sexual assault, the Vatican has simply been moving them to poorer countries — where the abuse is less likely to get media attention. A recent Global Post investigation uncovered the cases of five priests in particular who were accused of sexually assaulting children in the United States and Europe. Many of the priests who stand accused actually have significant evidence against them, including video evidence they sexually abused children. In some cases, the charges were dropped after large settlements were offered out of court. Continue reading »
Grass-roots action from “we are change L.A.”, in your face investigators confronting the top priest. This is the best type of activism. BUT If the priest says everything is okay, it must be okay. Look at all his loyal minions reacting! The world is good. It’s a good cover-up. lol
Notice how they keep repeating, “Now is not the time for this” Well WHEN IS THE TIME FOR THESE QUESTIONS? When Jesus smacks you all up.
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– Vatican sex abuse trial halted as ex-archbishop falls ill (BBC News, July 11, 2015):
He is also charged with possession of child pornography.
If convicted, he could face between six and 10 years in a Vatican jail.
Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican’s justice system to allow bishops to be tried in the Papal state, after the church was accused of not doing enough to tackle sex crimes against children.
– Vatican child sex abuse trial closes after six minutes (New Zealand Herald/Sunday Telegraph, July 12, 2015):
The Vatican’s first child sex abuse trial opened yesterday and closed after six minutes when the defendant failed to turn up.
Jozef Wesolowski, 66, the Holy See’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, was supposed to appear before a tribunal within the walls of the Vatican to face charges of paying underage boys for sexual acts in the Caribbean country.
However, the former archbishop was taken to hospital hours before the hearing was due to start, with Vatican officials saying he was in intensive care for an “unexpected” but unspecified illness, probably related to heart problems and stress. Continue reading »
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– Gay orgies and ‘murder’ scandals engulf Vatican (The Independent, April 8, 2015):