Tag: Pope Francis

Pope preparations consume Capitol

Just about every organization that handles the Capitol’s infrastructure is involved with the planning, including the Speaker’s office, U.S. Capitol Police, the House and Senate sergeants at arms, the Architect of the Capitol and congressional press galleries. Multiple organizers described the pope’s visit as “a State of the Union address on steroids.”   Months of […]

Pope’s climate push at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments

Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate change, declaring that the use of “highly polluting fossil fuels needs to be progressively replaced without delay.” But some of the largest American Catholic organizations have millions of dollars invested in energy […]

Pope And Congress: Francis Is Certain To Challenge Lawmakers

There is genuine giddiness among Catholic Democrats – many of whom have long been uncomfortably at odds with their church over abortion rights – about the pope’s strong emphasis on addressing poverty and the environment.   “I’ve been waiting for this pope all my life,” said liberal Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern, 57. “I find him […]

An atheist advising the Pope? About science?

A climate scientist is concerned that the Pope is aligning himself with secularists rather than theologians over so-called global warming.   Dr. William Briggs, an adjunct professor at Cornell University, studies the philosophy of science and has been keeping a close eye on the environmental views of Pope Francis.   Briggs says it appears that […]

Are Pope’s Climate Change Counselors Promoting Debate or Diktat?

The United States was heavily represented at the meeting, with ten mayors present as well as California governor Jerry Brown. The bizarre thing about the American delegation, however, was the absence of a single member of the Republican Party, as if the Democrats spoke authoritatively for the United States as far as ecology is concerned. […]

Thought of the Day: The Pope v. Capitalism

Like any vocation, capitalism is a pyramid, with a few successful people at the top. It is like an  army or a ship, where there is one commander. It is similar to sports and entertainment. Just as there is only one CEO at a company, there is only one Kobe Bryant and one Taylor Swift. […]

Super Blood Moon Caps Major Push for World Government

Pope Francis to address Congress in September, during historic Blood Red Moon Tetrad By Rick Brinegar New Economic and Ecological World Order Pope Francis has criticized the policies of unbridled capitalism, which “sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit.” He concluded his South American tour in July by calling for a new […]

Pope To Meet With Homeless, Prisoners And Immigrants In US

Francis added the Cuba leg onto the start of his U.S. trip after helping contribute to the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.   In Cuba, he’ll celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana – as both of his immediate predecessors did during their trips to the Caribbean island nation. He’ll travel to Holguin and pray […]

The Pope joins the EU in a sad world of make-believe

What has a Papal Encyclical calling on the world to end its use of fossil fuels and to pray to God for the success of the global “climate summit” in December got in common with the Greek euro crisis, the ominous rift between the West and Russia, and the shambles Europe is making over the […]

Pope says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian

People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of […]