Tag: Pope Francis

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

Germany’s Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have been pushed for decades by many German bishops and lay groups who hope it can lead to the liberalization of centuries of Roman Catholic tradition. […]

Pope’s go-to interviewer now claims Francis denies Jesus’ bodily resurrection

Pope Francis’ favored Italian interviewer Eugenio Scalfari is now claiming that the Pope told him that Jesus did not have a bodily resurrection after His passion and death on the cross, but that the man “disappeared” and he came forth from the tomb “in the semblance of a spirit.” The Pope has granted numerous interviews […]

Bishops urge Pope to open priesthood to married men in Amazon

Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly called on Pope Francis Saturday to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as giving women a greater role to play and making damaging the environment a sin. The bishops issued a list of recommendations at the close of a three-week “synod” on […]

Pope Francis could allow MARRIED men to be ordained as Catholic priests

Pope Francis  could allow married men to be ordained as Catholic priests in remote areas, in a move traditionalists fear could end celibacy. Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition. It is among 146 items to be considered but it […]

Pope Francis Invites Political Leaders To Sign ‘Global Pact’

“Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance” Further signaling his acceptance of globalism during an age of increased nationalism, Pope Francis has now invited leaders to sign a “Global Pact” to create a “new humanism.” “The global event, set to take place at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, is themed ‘Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance,’” reports […]

Pope Stacks College of Cardinals With Leftist Prelates

Pope Francis’ unexpected announcement this past Sunday that he would appoint 13 new cardinals to the College of Cardinals strengthens his grip on the Catholic Church and solidifies a liberal majority to select the next pope. Press reports focused on the fact the Pontiff got stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes in route to […]

Pope Francis Calls for ‘Drastic Measures’ to Combat ‘Climate Emergency’

Human beings have caused “a climate emergency that gravely threatens nature and life itself,” Pope Francis said Sunday before urging “drastic measures” to fight global warming. In his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the pope adopted the apocalyptic language encouraged by climate alarmists to frighten people into taking […]

Pope has appointed ‘many’ pro-LGBT cardinals, bishops

In advance of one of the world’s largest homosexual “Pride” parades, Fr. James Martin, SJ celebrated a pre-parade Mass during which he told “LGBT Catholics” to be hopeful because Pope Francis has “LGBT friends” and has “appointed many LGBT-supportive cardinals, archbishops, and bishops.” Fr. Martin is a consultor to the Vatican’s communications office who campaigns […]

Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc. His comments to journalists on the plane while returning from a three-day trip to Romania, one of the more recent […]

Does globalization benefit all?

 “In order for globalization to be of benefit to all, we must think about implementing a ‘multifaceted’ form, supporting a healthy struggle for mutual recognition between the collective identity of each people and nation and globalization itself. The multilateral instances (global governing institutions… i.e. United Nations, World Bank, International Criminal Court etc…) were created in […]