Tag: Pope Francis

Pope says birth control ban doesn’t mean breed ‘like rabbits’

Catholics should not feel they have to breed “like rabbits” because of the Church’s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.   Francis used the unusually frank language during an hour-long news conference on the plane from Manila to Rome at the end of his week-long Asia trip. […]

Pope’s Charlie Hebdo comments do not justify attack

Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith, in comments that the Vatican later said Friday did not mean justifying the attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.   Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines on Thursday, […]

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Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is “mostly” man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make “courageous” decisions to protect God’s creation.   Francis has spoken out frequently about the “culture of waste” that has imperiled […]

Pope Francis condemns ‘deviant forms of religion’ in the wake of French massacre

Pope Francis has slammed ‘deviant forms of religion’ following the deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week which left 17 people dead.   ‘Losing their freedom, people become enslaved, whether to the latest fads, or to power, money, or even deviant forms of religion,’ he said, laying the blame on ‘a culture of […]

Border Crisis – Tower of Babel Revisited

Immigration Border Crisis The wave of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border of the United States stirs heated debate, threatens America’s national security and paves the way for the prophesied one-world government.   By Rick Brinegar “A lot of these people that are coming in from Central America have dangerous diseases. It’s a potential for […]

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join ‘Pope Francis’ With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference

Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family.   “Complementarity of Man and Woman,” will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, and […]

Pope Francis agitates conservative U.S. Catholics

A senior American cardinal in the Vatican says that under this pope, the Roman Catholic Church is “a ship without a rudder” and the faithful “are feeling a bit seasick.”   Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput complains that a recent Vatican conference called by Pope Francis produced “confusion,” adding, “Confusion is of the devil.”   A […]

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of new things’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council’s vast changes, called on the church to adapt to “changing conditions of society.”   His remarks took on added meaning as the bishops ended a two-week conference by rejecting landmark wording that would soften the church’s […]

Pope Francis Beliefs

Should we Agree With Pope Francis Beliefs?

By Irvin Baxter

Question:

Joanne from Missouri called Irvin to ask: Since Jesus prayed in Garden for all of us to be one, what are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ beliefs? Should we be one?

 

ISIL want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.   As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there […]