Tag: Pope Francis

In New Cardinal Picks, Pope Francis Sidelines Conservatives, Promotes Progressives

Pope Francis announced his choices for new Catholic cardinals Sunday, promoting a number of well-known progressives while snubbing conservatives who were up for the job. In all, the Pope named 17 new cardinals, including 13 who are under 80 years old and therefore eligible to participate in the conclave electing the next pope.   Notably, […]

Syria war: Those bombing Aleppo ‘must answer to God’

Pope Francis has decried the bombing of Aleppo in Syria, saying those responsible for killing civilians will have to answer to God. Speaking in St Peter’s Square in Rome, he called it “an already martyred city, where everybody is dying”. Russian-backed Syrian government forces have launched a fierce campaign to take control of rebel-held eastern […]

Pope Francis: Hospitality to Refugees Is ‘Our Greatest Security’ Against Terrorism

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 […]

Pope Francis: The Devil Wages a ‘Dirty War’ to Destroy the Church

In his homily at morning Mass, Pope Francis told the faithful Monday that Satan is out to divide the Church by sowing ambition, jealousy and greed among its members. Commenting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, where Paul reprimands the early Christians for their quarrels, factions and infighting, Pope Francis said that […]

Pope Francis: The Devil Wages a ‘Dirty War’ to Destroy the Church

Commenting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, where Paul reprimands the early Christians for their quarrels, factions and infighting, Pope Francis said that “the devil has two powerful weapons to destroy the Church: divisions and money.”   On the one hand, the Pope said before a group of faithful in the chapel […]

Pope now evangelizing for ‘global warming’

Pope Francis is continuing to sound the alarm over what he calls man-made “global warming,” but some commentators believe that he is factually wrong.   Many individuals, think tanks and special interest groups ascribing to the environmentalist movement promoted by governments worldwide believe that man’s burning of fossil fuels is resulting in heat-trapping emissions that […]

Soros Paid Leftist Groups to Silence Pope on Abortion and Marriage

Newly released documents from Wikileaks have exposed the efforts of hard-left billionaire George Soros to make Pope Francis quiet down on social issues like abortion and man-woman marriage and make income equality and global warming the centerpiece of his visit last year to the U.S. The documents show how these wealthy groups worked closely with […]

3 bishops rip Biden for officiating ‘same-sex marriage’

Three U.S. bishops condemned Vince President Joe Biden for officiating at a same-sex wedding because it causes confusion over church teaching and “the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics.”   “Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are deeply felt in our homes and communities,” said the bishops. “We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis […]

Pope Francis Appoints Panel to Study Women Deacons: Q&A With a Member

Pope Francis has created a commission to study the possibility of ordaining women as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he named 12 experts — six men and six women — to serve on the panel.   Francis had promised to establish the panel in May in a meeting with an assembly of […]

Pope Francis Reveals Why He Doesn’t Discuss ‘Islamic Violence’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said he doesn’t like singling out violence carried out by Muslims because people of all religions are guilty of deadly crimes.   He told reporters the situation was like “a mixed fruit salad” and that there were “violent people in all religions.”   “I do not like to […]