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More and more common will be the bloody attacks,
Until the world sees, Christ is who it lacks.

Last week these “Comments,” in a most politically incorrect manner, presented the heavily publicized January 7 attack in Paris on Charlie Hebdo as an attack upon the remains of Christian civilization in France. Then let them this week put forward how Christian civilization would solve the problem, in the same order, for cartoonists, gunmen, politicians, peoples and conspirators.

As for the cartoonists, if France were still Catholic, Church and State would still be united, as they were until the French Revolution, and State authorities would absolutely have forbidden such blasphemous anti-Christian cartoons as those by which Charlie Hebdo may well have provoked Almighty God to allow for the silencing of its cartoonists. But that would be censorship? Only a fool can think we suffer under no censorship today. The censorship is simply anti-Christian instead of Christian. Who today is free to blaspheme against Holocaustianity and its “gas-chambers”?

As for the muslim gunmen, to a Catholic France they might never have come. Never would Catholic State authorities have despised or hated muslims in their own countries, but at the same time never would they so have lost sight of the historic clash between Islam and Christianity as to allow to settle in France such a mass of muslim immigrants as have been allowed, even encouraged, to settle in France since World War II. Nor would they ever have learned to scorn their own race and despise their own traditions as they have allowed themselves to be taught to do today. By the Fourth Commandment a Catholic loves his own country above all, without wishing ill to any others.

Most important of all, if France had stayed Catholic, neither the politicians nor the people would have become the puppets that they are today of hidden puppet-masters, the Globalists. In the 17 th century France was Catholic as a whole, but in th e 18 th century, for lack of Catholic faith, its ruling class allowed itself to become thoroughly infected with another form of Globalism, Freemasonry. Launched in its modern form in apostate England in 1717, Freemasonry swiftly spread to France and North America where it master-minded the American and French Revolutions in 1776 and 1789 respectively. Both of them were major steps towards the Globalists’ New World Order.

Now, for as long as the Catholic Church was still in its right mind, it denounced and condemned Freemasonry as being a secret society designed to undermine and overthrow the Catholic religion altogether – see for instance Leo XIII’s Encyclical Letter, Humanum Genus of 1884. Thus from the French Revolution onwards, States have been ever more separated from the Catholic Church and have been put instead on secular and democratic foundations. More and more the new middle-class rulers have abandoned the Catholic religion in favor of liberalism , which is in effect a substitute religion, adoring man and his liberty instead of God and his Truth. So in the name of “freedom” journalists took over from priests, and their liberal media took over the people’s thinking. But all the while journalists and media have been secretly directed by Freemasonry, working for the Globalists’ New World Order. Here is how, under cover of “democracy” and “freedom,” the highly motivated Globalists have been able to reduce peoples and politicians to puppets of public opinion, molded by their media. To turn one’s back on God’s Truth is to enslave oneself to Satan’s lies.

The Charlie Hebdo attack was designed for a huge demonstration to favor godless liberty, or rather license, and a murderous muslim-European tension. More such events will follow, to arrive at bloodbaths from which the Globalists count on emerging supreme, from which Almighty God hopes that men will see that rejecting him is a huge problem, the basic problem. If the States will not see this, it remains only for families to pray the five Mysteries a day, and individuals the fifteen a day (if reasonably possible), to beg Our Lady to intercede with her Son.

Kyrie eleison.

Pope Francis, Congolese doctor nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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“As a Muslim, it is a great honor to nominate a pope!”

Oslo (dpa) – Pope Francis and Congolose physician Denis Mukwege have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, lawmakers in Norway said Friday, a few days before the nomination deadline.

The pope “has played a great role in the world. As far as I know, no pope has ever received the prize,” Abid Raja, member of parliament for the Liberal Party, told news agency NTB.

He cited the pope’s engagement for social justice and defence for freedom of religion.

“As a Muslim, it is a great honour to nominate a pope,” he added.

Parliamentarians, academics, former peace laureates, as well as current and former members of the Nobel Committee are among those who have the right to make nominations by the February 1 deadline.

Mukwege, who like the pope has been nominated in the past, was put forward by among others Audun Lysbakken, leader of the Norwegian opposition Socialist Left Party, and Christian Democrat Hans Olav Syversen.

Last year, Mukwege won the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize. He runs a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has treated thousands of victims of gang rape committed by warring groups.

Last year, Pakistani teen education advocate Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi of India shared the award. They were selected from a record 278 nominations.

The five-member Nobel Committee advises those making nominations not to reveal their proposals, but there are no formal rules against doing so.

The tally for 2015 is not expected until early March when the Nobel Committee has met and registered all the nominees, a spokeswoman for the Nobel Institute told dpa.

The Nobel Institute was set up in 1904 and assists the Nobel Committee in vetting candidates nominated for the prize.

The peace prize is one of several endowed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel. The winner is usually announced in October.

Link to article

Synod Chief: Pope Francis approved family synod’s controversial mid-term report before publication!!

Resist Bergoglio!!

Resist Bergoglio!!

Not a real shocker!  New Order Bergoglio continues doing what he always has done, please the people of the world and continue to mock God and our Holy Catholic faith.

(LifeSiteNews.com) – The lead organizer of the Vatican’s Synod on the Family has revealed that Pope Francis approved the controversial mid-term report from the meeting before it was published. Until now, Pope Francis’ role in the document’s publication has been left to conjecture.

The Relatio post disceptationem, as it is called, was intended as a provisional summary of the debate from the Synod’s first week. But after it was released it was strongly criticized by numerous Synod fathers, including Cardinals Raymond Burke, Gerhard Muller, George Pell, and Wilfrid Napier, some publicly and some behind meeting doors.

Some critics have even described it as the worst official document in the history of the Church.

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, spoke about the pope’s role regarding the Synod documents in an interview with Aleteia at a Pontifical Council for the Family conference last week.

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“The documents were all seen and approved by the Pope, with the approval of his presence,” Baldisseri said. “Even the documents during the [Extraordinary] Synod, such as the Relatio ante disceptatationem [the preliminary report], the Relatio post disceptationem [interim report], and the Relatio synodi [final report] were seen by him before they were published.”

“This point is important not only because of his authority, but also it puts the Secretary General at ease,” the cardinal added – “wryly,” according to Aleteia.

In its most controversial sections, the Relatio post disceptationem, or “report after the debate,” asked whether “accepting and valuing [homosexuals’] sexual orientation” could align with Catholic doctrine; proposed allowing Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics on a “case-by-case basis”; and said pastors should emphasize the “positive aspects” of lifestyles the Church considers gravely sinful, including civil remarriage after divorce and premarital cohabitation.

Its most controversial provisions were left out of the Synod’s final report, the Relatio synodi, but many critics have called on the Vatican nevertheless to rescind the interim document.

Cardinal Baldisseri also confirmed that the pope ordered that several controversial sections in the proposed Relatio synodi, or final report, be included in the published version even though they failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote from the Synod fathers.

“It was the Pope’s decision to include the points that did not receive the two-thirds majority,” he said.

“The Pope said: ‘These three points received an absolute majority. They were therefore not rejected with a ‘no,’ as they received more than 50 percent approval. They are therefore issues that still need to be developed. We as a Church want a consensus. These texts can be modified, that’s clear. Once there has been further reflection, they can be modified.”

These sections were re-published as part of the Lineamenta, without a note that they were rejected, that was sent out to the world’s bishops for discussion in preparation for the next Synod in October 2015.

Aleteia’s Diane Montagna writes that these latter comments from Baldisseri came in response to a question from a representative of a Venezuelan-based family organization, who asked for anonymity. This man expressed the “shock” and “concern” that has been the response of many Catholics around the world, particularly those involved in the struggle to defend life and family.

Baldisseri said, however, that the “shock” was misplaced. “We shouldn’t be shocked that there is a different position from the ‘common doctrine,’” he said. (?!!)

He assured the 300 conference attendees that “there’s no reason to be scandalized that there is a cardinal or a theologian saying something that’s different than the so-called ‘common doctrine.’ This doesn’t imply a going against. It means reflecting. Because dogma has its own evolution; that is a development, not a change.”

Montagna told LifeSiteNews.com that she had wanted to “be fair” to the cardinal, so she made a recording of all his comments to ensure that she could reproduce the quotes correctly.

She writes, “The Cardinal also informed us that the 46 questions published in the Lineamenta were the work of both the General Secretariat and the 15 members of the Council of the Secretariat. Responses are due April 15th.”

Baldisseri’s comments confirm the claim by another of the Church’s highest ranking prelates, Cardinal Reinhardt Marx, a member of the pope’s private council of nine cardinals, and the head of the German bishops’ conference. Marx said that it was Pope Francis who had “pushed the door open” on these topics.

“Up to now, these two issues have been absolutely non-negotiable. Although they had failed to get the two-thirds majority, the majority of the synod fathers had nevertheless voted in their favor,” he told Die Ziet.

“They are still part of the text,” Marx said. “I especially asked the pope about that, and the pope said he wanted all the points published together with all the voting results. He wanted everyone in the church to see where we stood.”

What some have argued is the Synod’s apparent program of easing the Church’s opposition to adultery, homosexuality, and other sexual sins has prompted some prelates to identify it as one of the great crisis points of Church history. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who did not attend the Synod but said he had reflected deeply on the proceedings, said that it is a sign that the Church is entering a period comparable to that of its tumultuous early centuries.

“We are living in an un-Christian society, in a new paganism,” Schneider told an interviewer after the Synod closed.

“The temptation today for the clergy is to adapt to the new world to the new paganism, to be collaborationists. We are in a similar situation to the first centuries, when the majority of the society was pagan, and Christianity was discriminated against.”

He continued, “Unfortunately there were in the first century members of the clergy and even bishops who put grains of incense in front of the statue of the Emperor or of a pagan idol or who delivered the books of the Holy Scripture to be burned.”

In our times, he said, clergy and bishops are not being asked to pinch incense to the emperor, but “to collaborate with the pagan world today in this dissolution of the Sixth Commandment and in the revision of the way God created man and woman.” These clergy, he said, would be “traitors of the Faith; they are participating ultimately in pagan sacrifice.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-approved-family-synods-controversial-mid-term-report-before-pu

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He also made clear that the non-approved paragraphs of the final report were included as part of the main document (in complete contradiction with any supposed notion of “synodality” or consensus) by direct papal order.

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/for-record-as-everyone-knew-pope.html

Grim-faced First Lady meets the Saudi king as members of his entourage refuse to shake her hand!

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Michelle Obama is not impressed: Grim-faced First Lady meets the Saudi king as members of his entourage refuse to shake her hand

  • The president and Mrs Obama cut short their trip to India to pay their respects to the Saudi Arabian royal family on the death of King Abdullah
  • But the First Lady did not look happy during the brief trip to Riyadh to meet the new King Salman
  • During a meet and greet with Saudi dignitaries, many of the men refused to shake her hand  
  • Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are banned from driving cars, among other restrictions
  • Many have criticized Mr Obama and former presidents for not pushing the oil-rich Saudis on their women’s rights record

Michelle Obama did not look happy on Tuesday when she had to cut short her visit to India to accompany her husband on a trip to a country where women aren’t even allowed to drive cars.

The First Lady bowed and beamed as she boarded Air Force One in New Dehli on Tuesday, but by the time she landed in Saudi Arabia a few hours later, she had traded her floral dress for a more conservative long-sleeved jacket and slacks – as well as a new scorned expression.

In pictures at the airport and Egra Palace, Mrs Obama pursed her lips and glared as she stood her husband who cancelled their trip to the Taj Mahal in order to pay respects to the Saudi royal family on the death of King Abdullah.

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Not-so-happy in Saudi Arabia? First Lady Michelle Obama didn't look too thrilled to visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a country with virtually no women's rights

Supporting her husband: Mrs Obama pursed her lips and wore a tired expression as she greeted Saudi dignitaries at the airport and Egra Palace

Friends? Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is considered America's closest Arab ally, but the relationship has been criticized at home over the Saudi's repression of women

Outfit change: When the president and Mrs Obama left India on Tuesday, she was dressed in a floral dress. Though her husband wore the same suit and polka-dot tie when they landed in Saudi Arabia, Mrs Obama had changed into a long-sleeve coat and slacks to cover up in the conservative Muslim country

Outfit change: When the president and Mrs Obama left India on Tuesday, she was dressed in a floral dress. Though her husband wore the same suit and polka-dot tie when they landed in Saudi Arabia, Mrs Obama had changed into a long-sleeve coat and slacks to cover up in the conservative Muslim country

While the oil-rich Saudis are America’s biggest Arab ally, the relationship has come under increased scrutiny over the conservative Muslim country’s questionable human rights record – including their treatment of women.

In addition to not being able to drive, Saudi women must always have a male chaperone when going out in public, they can’t try on clothes while shopping or open a bank account without their husband’s permission.

And despite most Saudi women being educated, they make up just a sliver of the work force.

Dreaming of the Taj Mahal: Mrs Obama and her husband cut short their India trip - including a planned visit to the Taj Mahal - to lead a delegation of American dignitaties to pay respects to the Saudi royal family on the death of King Abdullah

Letting her hair down: Mrs Obama did not wear a headscarf on Tuesday, though Saudi women are required not to let any of their hair show in public. Western women who visit the country do not need to cover their hair, but conservative dress like the outfit sported by the First Lady is necessary

Life as a woman in Saudi Arabia: Other restrictions placed on women include not being able to go out in public without a male escort,  open a bank account without their husband's permission or try on clothes while shopping. Mrs Obama stands between her husband and King Salman on Tuesday

Revolutionary? Following King Abdullah's death, President Obama and other Western leaders praised him for leading 'reform efforts' 

Women's rights record: Just last year, King Abdullah was publicly criticized by one of his own daughters who said she and her female relatives were practically held 'hostage' in their palace for a decade due to strict restrictions for women. Mrs Obama with her husband and King Salman (right)

Mrs Obama got a taste of the patriarchy when she stepped out of Air Force One in Riyadh on Tuesday and was greeted by the new King Salman and an all-male group of delegates.

When the group lined up to greet the president and his wife, some of the Saudis shook the First Lady’s hand while others just nodded their head.

Reporters who were travelling with the president and First Lady told ABC News that Mrs Obama bowed to cultural differences and stood slightly behind her husband during the greeting line.

If one of the men would offer to shake her hand, the First Lady would oblige but mostly stood back and smiled while they passed.

She was also criticized by Saudis and the Muslim world at large on Twitter for not covering her hair.

According to tweets gathered by Al-Ahram, Egypt’s largest daily newspaper, many Saudis expressed outrage that Mrs Obama wore a veil to visit a mosque in Indonesia, but went without one on this condolence trip to their country. Mrs Obama also donned a sheer black veil when she met the Catholic Pope in Vatican City.

Sidelined: Mrs Obama appears left out of the conversation in this picture of the First Lady and president visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday

All by her lonesome: The First Lady sat silently while King Salman's entourage courted her husband

Contact: Mrs Obama got a taste for the Saudi Arabian patriarchy when local dignitaries lined up to greet her husband. While some Saudis (like the one above) shook the First Lady's hand, others simply nodded and moved on 

On their terms: Reporters who traveled with the president and First Lady said she purposely stood back from her husband and waiting for the Saudi men to approach her first for a handshake. She mostly just stood and smiled as they passed though

Passed over: Mrs Obama glared as a Saudi delegate passed her by and refused to shake her hand after greeting her husband

 Obama supporter of Terrorists – President Obama reacts to King Abdullah’s death

While Western women aren’t required to cover their hair in Saudi Arabia some argued that wearing a headscarf wouldn’t have been a way to show respect for the late King Abdullah.

But the head scarf wasn’t the only aspect of the First Lady’s wardrobe to raise an alarm in Saudi Arabia. Mrs Obama’s bright blue jacket was a bit too bold compared to the more common all black head-to-toe dresses Saudi women wear in accordance with strict customs to conceal their bodies.

Mrs Obama wasn’t the only American woman to visit King Salman on Tuesday, but dignitaries like former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi received less attention in their monotone black outfits.

A video even started circling on YouTube, showing a Saudi state television station broadcast of the Obama trip with the First Lady blurred out. However, the video is believed to have been edited by a third party, according to several Saudi users online who say the First Lady was not erased from the original broadcast.

Some in the Muslim world criticized Mrs Obama for not wearing a headscarf in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, when she had previously covered her hair on trips to other Muslim-majority countries like Indonesia. The First Lady pictured above visiting a mosque in Jakarta in 2010

The First Lady also donned a sheer black veil to meet former Pope Benedict in Vatican City in July 2009 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured) and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice were two other women in the American delegation visiting Saudi Arabia, but attracted little attention in their neutral all-black outfits

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (pictured) were two other women in the American delegation visiting Saudi Arabia, but attracted little attention in their neutral all-black outfits

MICHELLE OBAMA BLURRED OUT OF BROADCAST?

Following the president and Mrs Obama’s brief four-hour visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a video surfaced online showing the First Lady’s image blurred out from video broadcast aired on a state television station.

The video caused outrage from Westerners online, who thought Mrs Obama was edited out of the broadcast for wearing her hair uncovered and sporting a bright blue jacket.

However, it appears that the video was actually edited by a third party with extremist views.

Above, a still of a video posted online by a YouTube user who appears to have blurred Mrs Obama out of a broadcast from Tuesday's visit to Saudi Arabia

The YouTube user who posted the video has blurred out women from videos before, and in one case did the same thing to one woman who was wearing conservative Muslim apparel and appeared to be the co-anchor of a TV show.

The video has also been widely disputed online by Saudis who saw the original broadcast and contend that Mrs Obama was not blurred out.

And in other videos posted online of the meeting taken from the same TV station, Mrs Obama is clearly visible.

Other videos posted online of the same TV station's broadcast show Mrs Obama clearly visible

However, some Saudis jumped to defend Mrs Obama online, saying it was only a brief visit and that the First Lady should not be too highly criticized as the wife of a strong ally.

One woman appealed to her fellow Saudis on Twitter not to ‘make Obama angry at us’.

Following the death of Abdullah, President Obama and other Western leaders praised the former king for his ‘reform efforts’.

While he did institute a royal decree that will finally give women the right to vote in local elections this year, Abdullah was criticized by his own daughters for being anti-feminist.

Last year,  Abdullah’s daughter Princess Jawaher gave an interview to Channel 4 News saying she and her female relatives had been practically held ‘hostage’ in the palace of Jeddah for a decade due to the strict policies towards women in the country.

‘No one is allowed in or out. If he does that to his own children, how do you think the rest of the country is?’ Princess Jawaher said.

Legacy: Some Saudi women are leading a movement to gain more rights, but the passing of King Abdullah brings little hope of change with his brother King Salman (pictured right with President Obama). In a recent address, King Salman promised to continuing enforcing the country's 'correct policies'

The palace guards stood at attention for the American guests during the brief Tuesday visit 

Top members of the Saudi military - from all branches - were on hand to greet the American delegation at the airport

The Obamas were greeted by an armed Saudi honor guard and a military band playing the national anthems for both the US and Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State John Kerry (right) was also on hand to pay his respects to King Salman and offer condolences about his half-brother

While Saudi women have become increasingly outspoken on fighting for more rights, the end of Abdullah’s reign does not exactly bring hope of change.

In a televised address shortly after his brother’s death, King Salman promised to continue enforcing ‘the correct policies which Saudi Arabia has followed since its establishment’.

Ahead of his visit, President Obama explained the complicated U.S.-Saudi Arabian relationship.

‘Sometimes we need to balance our need to speak to them about human rights issues with immediate concerns we have in terms of counterterrorism or dealing with regional stability,’ Obama said in a CNN interview.

Link to article: Daily Mail

Transsexual Spaniard meets Pope in Vatican!!

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A transsexual Spanish man met with the Pope over the weekend, it emerged on Tuesday, according to Spanish press reports.

Diego Neria Lejarraga, who underwent a sex change to become a man, visited the Pope at the Vatican on Saturday with his female partner, Spanish newspaper Hoy reported.

The man had previously written to the Pope complaining of feeling marginalized by the Catholic Church in his home town of Plasencia, Estremadura, after having a sex change.

According to Lejarraga, who is a practicing Catholic, he was rejected by his parish and the priest had called him “the daughter of the devil”.

The Pope then rang Lejarraga twice in December last year before Christmas, before inviting him to the Vatican.

“The first call was already much more than I had expected,” Lejarraga told the paper.

“By the second [phone call] I still couldn’t believe what was happening to me, because I know that my case is nothing. There are so many people suffering in this world who do not deserve the attention of the Pope.”

They finally had a private meeting at 5pm on Saturday at Saint Martha’s House in the Vatican.

The Vatican has so far declined to comment.

The news comes in spite of a poll conducted in 2014 which revealed that Spanish people are the least homophobic out of a total of 40 nations.

Source: The Local

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BERGOGLIO: NO PLACE FOR WIMPY CHRISTIANS!!

Bergoglio: Yes, I have Faith, but I cover it up, that it not be seen too much’!!  Res ipsa loquitur!!

Bergoglio: Yes, I have Faith, but I cover it up, that it not be seen too much’!! Bergoglio hides Crucifix.
Res ipsa loquitur!!

Bergoglio: Yes, I have Faith, but I cover it up, that it not be seen too much’!!
It’s a little bit here, a little bit there – it is, as our forebears called it, a “rosewater” Faith – because I am ashamed to live it powerfully. No: this is not the Faith: [Faith knows] neither timidity nor shame!! What is it, then? It is a spirit of power and of love and of prudence: that is what Faith is This is the faith. ” Faith is not negotiable!

“God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline,” said Pope Francis Monday, citing Saint Paul. The Pope went after spiritual wimpiness, saying that timidity and shame are the enemies of Christians.

“God has not given us a spirit of timidity,” Francis said. “The spirit of timidity goes against the gift of faith, keeps it from growing, moving forward, and becoming great.”

The Pope said that shame, on the other hand, is that sin that says: “Yes, I have faith, but I conceal it so that it doesn’t show too much.” Shame makes us dabble in the faith without committing, Francis said, because we’re “ashamed to live it seriously.”

“This is not faith,” Francis said, “neither shyness nor shame.” Faith is “a spirit of power and of love and of prudence. This is faith,” he said.

We have to watch over our faith, Francis said, “so that it doesn’t get watered down, so that it continues to be strong with the power of the Holy Spirit who gave it to us.”

If we are not careful to rekindle the gift of our faith every day, he said, “then it becomes weak, watered down and winds up becoming just a culture.”

“Let’s ask the Lord’s grace,” the Pope said, “to have an outspoken faith, a faith that is not negotiable depending on the situations that present themselves.”

Pope Francis also underscored the role of women in passing on the faith. Commenting on the same text where Saint Paul says that Timothy received his faith from his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice, Francis said that women—mothers and grandmothers—are often the ones to pass on the faith to new generations.

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“It is mothers and grandmothers,” Francis said, “who pass on the faith.” Faith is a gift that passes through the “beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers” who transmit the faith, he said.

“Why is it that women are often the ones to pass on the faith?” Francis asked. “Simply because the one that brought us Jesus is a woman. She was the path chosen by Jesus. He wanted to have a mother: the gift of faith comes through women, as Jesus comes through Mary,” he said.

Source: Breitbart

Protesting priest shouting ‘NOT IN THE BIBLE’ disrupts consecration of first female bishop in the Church of England!!

Christ and His Apostles chose only men to be priests, only men can validly become priests.

Christ and His Apostles chose only men to be priests, only men can validly become priests.

Protesting priest shouting ‘Not in the Bible’ disrupts consecration of first female bishop in the Church of England at York Minster

  • Rev Libby Lane, 48, was today consecrated as the Bishop of Stockport
  • Service at York Minster was led by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu
  • Dissident priest Rev Paul Williamson interrupted the service shouting ‘Not in the Bible’
  • CofE spokesman said he was ‘serial protester expected to attend’
  • Rev Williamson has previously mounted several legal challenges against women in the church
  • Mrs Lane’s appointment came after years of furious argument over the possibility of female bishops
  • She is married to another vicar and is a mother of two

The first woman bishop in the history of the Church of England was today officially consecrated – but the ceremony at York Minster was disrupted by a protesting vicar. The Reverend Libby Lane became the Bishop of Stockport in a service conducted by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The historic event was briefly interrupted by the appearance of an ultra-conservative priest, Rev Paul Williamson, shouting ‘Not in the Bible’ as she was presented to the congregation. 

Joy: Rev Libby Lane with the Archbishop of York after being consecrated as Bishop of Stockport

Rev Paul Williamson, an outspoken opponent of women in the church, heckled the ceremony

Rev Williamson interrupted the ceremony by shouting 'Not in the Bible'. A Church of England spokesman said his attempt to disrupt the ceremony was 'expected'

Disruption: Rev Paul Williamson, circled, shouted 'Not in the Bible' during the consecration service

Historic: Mrs Lane, centre, entering York Minster for a service consecrating her as Bishop of Stockport

First: Rev Libby Lane today became a bishop in the Church of England, overturning five centuries of tradition

Libby Lane

Emerging: Mrs Lane comes out of the church after being officially consecrated as a bishop

Gathered together: Mrs Lane with the Archbishops of York and Canterbury after the service

Congratulations: The new bishop hugs another priest during the ceremony

At today’s service – described by the new bishop as ‘an occasion of prayer and of party’ – Mrs Lane, 48, was greeted by the ringing bells of the medieval Minster as a congregation of 2,000 awaited her arrival. She entered the cathedral through the south door in a procession with other ministers and members of the clergy. The Archbishop of York introduced the service and welcomed Mrs Lane and her family before she was presented to be ordained and consecrated by the Bishops of Exeter and Chester. She spoke to affirm her faith and swore oaths of allegiance and canonical obedience, followed by hymns, Bible readings and psalms. As Dr Sentamu asked the congregation if they wanted Ms Lane to be ordained, Mr Williamson stepped forward to the altar and shouted: ‘No. Not in the Bible,’ demanding to speak to the prelate.

Support: The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, gives a thumbs-up sign outside the cathedral

Shepherd: Mrs Lane with other female priests outside York Minster following the service

Archbishop: Dr Sentamu, centre, oversaw the service which was attended by 2,000 people

The Archbishop read out a pre-prepared legal statement then repeated his question, ‘Is it now your will that she should be ordained?’ The congregation replied, ‘It is,’ and the service continued despite the disruption. After the litany and an ordination prayer, Rev Lane knelt before the Archbishop while he and 100 other bishops present laid their hands on her head. Dr Sentamu presented the new bishop with a Bible and anointed her head. The congregation applauded as she was officially presented as the Bishop of Stockport. Mr Williamson, the vicar of St George’s, Hanworth in south-west London, is a well-known campaigner against female priests who tried to launch a lawsuit stopped Prince Charles from marrying Camilla Parker Bowles.

Unprecedented: Mrs Lane is the first woman ever to become a bishop in the Church of England

Service: The new bishop looks straight ahead during the service of her consecration

Procession: Dozens of church officials attended the service at York Minster today

Speaking after her consecration, Mrs Lane said: ‘Archbishop Sentamu has observed, “The way that we show our faith and our love for one another is with two simple things, prayer and parties.” ‘Today is an occasion of prayer and of party and I am thrilled that so many want to share in both. ‘I cannot properly express how encouraged I have been in the weeks since the announcement of my nomination, by the thousands of messages I have received with words of congratulation, support and wisdom. ‘Thank you to all who are praying for me and partying with me today.’ The bishop added: ‘I cannot possibly live up to everyone’s expectation. And so today, at my consecration, I hold on to words of promise from the Bible, a reassurance that all this does not depend on me.

‘My consecration service is not really about me. With echoes of practice which has been in place for hundreds of years in the church, it is a reminder that what I am about to embark on is shared by the bishops around me, by those who have gone before me and those who will come after.’

Authority: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was in York today for Mrs Lane's consecration

Embrace: Kate Bottley, a priest who features in TV's Gogglebox, greets Bishop of Manchester David Walker

Excitement: Two members of the clergy run into York Minster ahead of the service

On duty: TV presenter Adrian Chiles, who was sacked as ITV's football anchor last week, was in attendance

At the time of her appointment, Mrs Lane said it was a ‘great honour’ to be the first female bishop – but insisted that she would not simply be a token face. ‘This moment is significant, but it is not simply a gesture,’ she said. ‘I’m the first, but I won’t be the only. ‘And I follow in the footsteps of women across the Anglican Church and globally.’ The announcement prompted fears that it could lead to a split in the Anglican community, as traditionalists have long fought against the prospect of women becoming bishops. However, Mrs Lane said she wanted to ‘heal and not to hurt, to build up and not to destroy’. 

Capturing the moment: A priest takes a photograph as he waits for the start of the ceremony

Service: Many of those attending were dressed in their formal ecclesiastical vestments

Her husband George is also a reverend, while the couple have two children – Connie, 20, and Benedict, 18. Mrs Lane, originally from the Peak District, was already a pioneer as one of the first female priests in the Church of England, having been ordained in July 1994 after studying theology at St Peter’s College, Oxford. Her last job was as vicar of St Peter’s, Hale and St Elizabeth’s, Ashley – both in the North-West – and she was appointed to her new post after initially serving on the committee trying to find a bishop. In her spare time she is an avid Manchester United supporter who has learned to play the saxophone and enjoys solving cryptic crosswords.

FROM SUPPORTING MANCHESTER UNITED TO DOING CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS: HOW REV LIBBY LANE MADE CHURCH OF ENGLAND HISTORY  

Rev Libby Lane comes from an Anglican, but not particularly church-going, family. She became interested in the church after attending a small Anglican church community in rural Derbyshire. Rev Lane studied theology at St Peter’s College, Oxford, where she met her husband and trained for the ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham. The 48-year-old was ordained as a deacon in 1993 and a priest in 1994 – the first year that women were ordained into the priesthood. Mrs Lane was ordained with her husband and they were one of the first married couples to do so. She has held a number of roles in the north of England in the dioceses of Blackburn, York and Chester. She was team Vicar in the Stockport South West Team and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Chester. Rev Lane has been vicar at Hale in Greater Manchester and Ashley in Cheshire since 2007. She is married to the Rev George Lane, coordinating chaplain at Manchester Airport. They were one of the first married couples in the Church of England to be ordained together.

The couple have two children, Connie, 20, and Benedict, 18. Her interests include being a school governor, encouraging social action initiatives, learning to play the saxophone, supporting Manchester United, reading and doing cryptic crosswords. Mrs Lane was originally part of a committee tasked to find a candidate for the bishopric but was invited to apply herself following the vote in the Synod last month. Her position at the Bishop of Stockport makes her an assistant in the Chester Diocese.

But because the post is fairly junior she will not be allowed to sit in the House of Lords.

Source: Daily Mail

The Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, and Ron Paul walk into a bar…

Dali Lama The Marxist... As far as socioeconomic theory, I am Marxist…

Dali Lama The Marxist – As far as socioeconomic theory, I am Marxist.

The Washington Times reports that while in India delivering his speech “A Human approach to World Peace,” the Dali Lama identified himself as a Marxist: “As far as socioeconomic theory, I am Marxist… In capitalist countries, there is an increasing gap between the rich and poor… In Marxism, there is emphasis on equal distribution… ”

Second, “the increasing gap between rich and poor” is more an inherent feature of Marxism (as manifested in its forms of socialism, fascism, and crony-capitalism), than it is free market capitalism. When the resources and means of production of a nation are controlled and redistributed by the state, the natural result is inequality. The case can be made that the western nations most commonly referred to as “capitalist” or “free market” are far from being free. Yes, there’s more relative freedom and capitalism in the west. But that freedom is undermined by Marxism.

Take the U.S. for example. The majority of the 10 Planks of Marxism have been apparent in the U.S. for over a century: a central bank (the Fed); progressive taxes; “free” state education; confiscation of property from the poor, expatriates, and the generally rebellious (civil forfeiture, eminent domain, FATCA); inheritance taxes; centralized transportation and communication; state-control of farming and manufacturing; and “equal” labor (“broken window” make-work jobs).

Marxist Comrades

Marxist Comrades

As opposed to Marxism, free market capitalism is characterized by voluntary cooperation. This leads to greater peace and prosperity for everyone. Furthermore, people who acquire wealth in the free market do so because they adequately supply the needs and demands of other people. Not because they are part of an elite, government-protected banker, political, or favored-industry class, as is the case with Marxism.

he Dali Lama’s political economy seems similar to that of Pope Francis. But the Pope denies he is Marxist. Some claim he is rather a Polanyan. I have no idea. To me, he reads more like the CEO of a large corporation bent on re-branding the company image. There’s indeed a lot of contradictions at play. This is not to diminish any of the good works the Pope has done for people in need, or for example, his tolerance of the gay and lesbian community (“Who am I to judge?”) or his assertion that there is no literal “hell” (although Marxism on earth has proved to be pretty close). I applaud the Pope for all of these, despite indications that he extends no such tolerance to conservatives. It is true that the Vatican’s talking points indeed echo those of the White House.

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But really, it’s the Pope’s statements implying advocacy of government force over peaceful, voluntary cooperation that are so curious. The alarm bells should indeed sound for anyone concerned with liberty, or the words of Jesus. Perhaps most telling is the Pope’s perverse distortion of the story of Jesus and Zaccheus during a speech to the U.N. while calling for “political agents” to enforce the “legitimate redistribution of economic benefits.” Of course in the Bible, Zaccheus the greedy, wicked tax collector, touched by Jesus, chose to give back voluntarily from his own freewill. He was not forced to do so at the barrel of a government gun (this is important, read here). Surely the Pope understands the difference between force and freewill. Then, to what end?

Read more: Voices of Liberty

Bergoglio Spells Disaster: 43 Philippine police commandos killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas!

The blessing of Bergoglio… Wherever Bergoglio goes Disaster follows.

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Pope Francis has said there are limits to the freedom of expression, people’s faith must not be insulted… 

At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of south-east Asia’s most-wanted terrorists, officials said on Monday.

A police Special Action Force member remained missing while 11 others were wounded in the day-long clashes on Sunday in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao province in the biggest single-day combat loss for the Philippine government in recent memory, officials said.

The interior secretary, Mar Roxas, called the commandos “fallen heroes” who sacrificed their lives to try to capture Malaysian bombing suspect Zulkifli bin Hir, or Marwan. The top terror suspect may have been killed by the commandos, he said.

Another top terror suspect, Abdul Basit Usman, managed to escape, according to Roxas.

Maguindanao Province, Philippine commandos killedPhilippine police commandos recover the bodies of their comrades on Monday. Photograph: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

After attacking Marwan, the police commandos came under fire from hardline Muslim insurgents in the marshy village of Tukanalipao while some strayed elsewhere and got entangled in a firefight with insurgents belonging to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front national police Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina said.

The United States has offered up to $5m (£3m) for Marwan’s capture and $1m for Usman. Both have been blamed by US and Philippine authorities for deadly bomb attacks and providing bomb-making training to al-Qaida-linked militants in the country’s south.

Source: The Guardian

Related: Scores of Philippine Police Officers Killed in Firefight With Rebels

MANILA — At least 43 police officers in the southern Philippines were killed during an attempt to capture one of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terrorism suspects, police and government officials said on Monday.

NY Times

Bergoglio to visit a Synagogue??

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There is no fixed date for the visit but  the preparations are excitedly underway!

The synagogue visited by two Popes and Pope Francis might visit as well…

During his visit to the Sant’Egidio community in June, Pope Francis received a formal invitation to visit the synagogue of Rome. If he does, he will be the third Pope to visit this temple.

Built in 1904, the building has survived the tragedies of the past and has witinessed the first visit of a Pope to a synagogue since the time of St. Peter. It was St. John Paul II in 1986.

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The synagogue visited by two Popes…

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“Thanks to John Paul II’s visit to the synagogue, relations between the Jewish people and Christians are much better because there is a greater mutual understanding. The values and history of these two peoples that, as John Paul II said, are brothers is well known.”

John Paul II marked his presence there before and after relations with Judaism began. That is how this community remembers it, who suffered persecution firsthand.

A step forward in this relationship was made when Benedict XVI visited in 2009.

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Synagogue of Rome

“I was sitting in one of these benches. The Pope was seated on the top left of the temple, on the platform next Chief Rabbi Di Segni. It was also a very important moment!”

Although there is no fixed date for the visit, preparations are excitedly underway. This is due in part to the special relationship of Jorge Mario Bergoglio with the Jewish community.

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Synagogue of Rome

Bergoglio hides Christ! Pope Francis (C) Israel’s two chief rabbis, Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau, left, and Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosefin (R)

Bergoglio hides Christ!
Pope Francis (C) Israel’s two chief rabbis, Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau, left, and Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosefin (R)

“His history, until he was elected Pope, is very clear regarding his relationship with the Jewish people and he shows it with his great friendship with Argentinian Rabbi Skorka. Once he became Pope this sensitivity to dialogue has grown given the role he represents. The Pope has spoken over the phone with our Chief Rabbi Di Segni.”

For the Jewish community in Rome, the visit will be an occasion to convey a message of friendship and collaboration between Jews and Christians, two faiths that have lived together in the Eternal City for almost 2,000 years.

Source: Rome Reports