The sick ambitions of a caliphate bent on carnage: Chilling map predicts where ISIS will strike the West with ‘lone wolf attacks!’

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Fourth of July terror threat??

The sick ambitions of a caliphate bent on carnage: Chilling map predicts where ISIS will strike the West with ‘lone wolf attacks’ as FBI sets up 56 command centers to monitor Fourth of July terror threat

  • Experts predict that ISIS will soon awaken sleeper cells in Western countries to carry out terrorist attacks 
  • The FBI is on high alert for the Fourth of July holiday and is reportedly setting up command centers at all 56 field offices across the nation to monitor any threats   
  • The FBI says there is currently no specific, credible threat against the U.S. but Americans should be vigilant  

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The FBI is setting up command centers at all of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4 weekend, to monitor any potential terrorist threats, law enforcement sources have revealed.

Sources told Fox News that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. will be reporting any information about possible attacks to these command centers – where officials will decide how to respond.

The move comes amid growing fears that the terror group ISIS is working to awaken sleeper cells in Western nations, after sympathizers were linked to three back-to-back attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia last Friday.

While the FBI says there has been no specific credible threat so far, it seems to be more active in its warnings and actions ahead of Independence Day this year than previously.

The FBI is setting up command centers at each of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4th weekend over fears of a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist attack. This graph shows all the field offices except for the ones in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

This global map shows where ISIS has seized land, where it is expanding its support and where it has committed terror attacks. Most worryingly, it also reveals the countries where ISIS terrorists hope to carry out imminent attacks, including America. ISIS also wants to cause deadly disruption to Muslim regions of the world before the holy month of Ramadan ends on July 18

This global map shows where ISIS has seized land, where it is expanding its support and where it has committed terror attacks. Most worryingly, it also reveals the countries where ISIS terrorists hope to carry out imminent attacks, including America. ISIS also wants to cause deadly disruption to Muslim regions of the world before the holy month of Ramadan ends on July 18

Another law enforcement source told Fox that the FBI has even been working to take known sympathizers for groups like ISIS off the streets of America before the symbolic holiday.

hat could mean arresting these alleged sympathizers on U.S. soil on lesser charges and building a broader case while they are temporarily in custody over the holiday weekend.

The FBI is specifically concerned about targets like shopping malls – where there are large groups of people but relatively little security.

Rep Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has already warned Americans to ‘remain vigilant’ to terror attacks.

He also said that ISIS was no longer a regionalized threat but a global one.

‘I am extremely concerned that Syrian and ISIS recruiters can use the internet at lightning speeds to recruit followers in the United States, with thousands of followers in the United States, and then activate them to do whatever they want to do,’ he said, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

‘Whether it’s military installations, law enforcement or possibly a Fourth of July event parade.’

He added that America’s response had been slow in comparison to extremists’ rapid advancement of their internet presence.

Referring to the terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait last Friday, he said: ‘In light of the three attacks in three hours on three continents overseas, (it) shows us that ISIS is not just regionalized like the administration says, only in Iraq and Syria, but rather demonstrates a global threat – that they can conduct external operations and they’re very savvy doing that over the internet.’

A gunman opened fire on a beach packed with tourists in Tunisia, killing 38; a decapitated body was found after an attacker rammed his car into a gas container, triggering an explosion in France, and a suicide bomber attacker a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City, killed 27 and injuring 227. There is as yet no evidence that the attacks were coordinated.

Meanwhile the FBI has issued a warning to local law enforcement officials across America about a heightened risk of terror attacks targeting Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

No specific threat has been made by the terror group but bulletins are frequently issued in advance of major U.S. holidays.

The Institute for the Study of War, an influential think tank based in Washington DC, says that ISIS is soon likely to target other Western nations like the UK, France, Spain and Italy.

A chilling map, predicts just where ISIS is expected to seize new land, strike in the west and awake ‘sleeper cells’ all before the end of Ramadan.

This week ISIS promised ‘paradise’ and ‘rewards in heaven’ for those who carry out attacks during the holy month for Muslims.

Isis fighters, such as the ones pictured here in Syria, appear to be carrying out their promise to step up attacks for the holy month of Ramadan

Isis fighters, such as the ones pictured here in Syria, appear to be carrying out their promise to step up attacks for the holy month of Ramadan

The aftermath of the suicide bomb that killed 27 innocent worshipers at a Shia mosque in Kuwait last week. The attack came after the Institute for the Study of War predicted that ISIS would target Shia holy sites in the Middle East

The aftermath of the suicide bomb that killed 27 innocent worshipers at a Shia mosque in Kuwait last week. The attack came after the Institute for the Study of War predicted that ISIS would target Shia holy sites in the Middle East

Terrorism experts say the threats should not be taken lightly.

Federal investigators have disrupted a number of ISIS-inspired plots in recent weeks, including a planned assault earlier this month on police officers in Boston.

Authorities shot the alleged attacker, Usaamah Rahim, before he could attack officers with military-style knives.

An Islamic State suspect in New York was also arrested in a separate incident after he attacked an FBI agent with a kitchen knife during a search of his home.

Fareed Mumuni, 21, has now been charged with attempted murder and is accused of plotting to use pressure-cooker explosives and knives to kill police officers.

THE ‘ISIS MASTERPLAN’: EXPERTS PREDICT THE CALIPHATE’S NEXT STEPS 

Islamic State – known as ISIS – will mark the holy month of Ramadan and the first anniversary of its self-imposed caliphate by launching bloody attacks on the West and activating ‘terror cells’ in countries as far east as the Philippines, respected terrorism analysts predict.

The Sunni Muslim extremist group already controls large swathes of land across Iraq, Syria and Libya – where more than eight million people live under its brutal regime. And it has formed partnerships with other extremist groups across the Middle East and north Africa.

Now the terror group will capitalize on religious tension and wars to plunge as much of the world into chaos as it can by July 18 – when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ends – according to the American-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

In the ISW report ‘ISIS Military Operations During Ramadan’, which was published on June 7, it correctly predicted the terrorists would execute a ‘mass casualty attack’ in Tunisia, which has become a ‘breeding ground’ for the extremists in recent years.

ISW also said ISIS would target Shia mosques in the Middle East.

Last Friday three terror attacks targeted three continents within three hours.

An ISW counter-terrorism analyst, Harleen Ghambir, told MailOnline: ‘These attacks came days after ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged its followers to launch attacks during Ramadan, as death this month is considered more valuable than in other months.

Ms Ghambir added: ‘We have been watching ISIS increasingly gain support among followers in Tunisia over the past few months, and that attack confirms that ISIS intends to use that support to encourage attacks against tourists and Western targets.’

As many as 2,400 Tunisians have joined ISIS on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria since 2011. Four hundred of them have since returned to the country, where it is feared they may use their fighting knowledge to strike, its Interior Ministry has said.

ISW predicts that ISIS will also mastermind ‘lone wolf attacks’ on countries with smaller Muslim populations, such as the United States, the UK, Canada and Australia.

Its experts claim the countries ISIS has specifically announced as targets are the United States, England, France, Italy, Spain, the Caucuses region of southern Russia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Dozens of other nations, including Greece, Romania and Australia, are at risk of deadly ‘surprise attacks’, it adds.

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Pope’s Address to International Council of Christians and Jews on 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate

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Bergoglio insults Catholic Church of all time again and praises Heretical Newchurch Vatican II!

“This document represents a definitive ‘yes’ to the Jewish roots of Christianity and an irrevocable ‘no’ to anti-Semitism”

This morning Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the international congress promoted by the International Council of Christians and Jews, held in Rome from 28 June to 1 July on the theme “The fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate: the past, present and future of relations between Jews and Christians.” Here is a Vatican-provided translation of his address:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am pleased that your meeting is taking place this year in Rome, the city where the Apostles Peter and Paul are buried. For all Christians, both Apostles are an important point of reference: they are like “pillars” of the Church. Here in Rome, we also find the most ancient Jewish community in Western Europe, whose origins can be traced to the time of the Maccabees. Christians and Jews therefore have lived together in Rome for almost two thousand years, even though their relations in the course of history have not been without difficulty.

The development of an authentic fraternal dialogue has been made possible since the Second Vatican Council, following the promulgation of the Declaration Nostra Aetate. This document represents a definitive “yes” to the Jewish roots of Christianity and an irrevocable “no” to anti-Semitism. (??)

In celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate, we are able to see the rich fruits which it has brought about and to gratefully appraise Jewish-Catholic dialogue. In this way, we can express our thanks to God for all the good which has been realized in terms of friendship and mutual understanding these past fifty years, as his Holy Spirit has accompanied our efforts in dialogue. Our fragmented humanity, mistrust and pride have been overcome thanks to the Spirit of Almighty God, in such a way that trust and fraternity between us have continued to grow. We are strangers no more, but friends, and brothers and sisters. Even with our different perspectives, we confess one God, Creator of the Universe and Lord of history. And he, in his infinite goodness and wisdom, always blesses our commitment to dialogue.

Christians, all Christians, have Jewish roots. Because of this, since its inception, the International Council of Christians and Jews has welcomed the various Christian confessions. Each of them, in its own way, has drawn near to Judaism, which in its time, has been distinguished by diverse trends and sensibilities. 

The Christian confessions find their unity in Christ; Judaism finds its unity in the Torah. Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh in the world; for Jews the Word of God is present above all in the Torah. Both faith traditions find their foundation in the One God, the God of the Covenant, who reveals himself through his Word. In seeking a right attitude towards God, Christians turn to Christ as the fount of new life, and Jews to the teaching of the Torah. This pattern of theological reflection on the relationship between Judaism and Christianity arises precisely from Nostra Aetate (cf. no. 4), and upon this solid basis can be developed yet further.

In its reflection on Judaism, the Second Vatican Council took account of the ten theses of Seelisberg, formulated in that Swiss town in 1947. These theses are closely linked to the founding of the International Council of Christians and Jews. We can say that there was already in embryonic form an initial concept of cooperation between your organization and the Catholic Church. This cooperation was officially inaugurated after the Council, and especially after the establishment of our Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews in 1947. This Commission of the Holy See always follows your organization’s activities with great interest, in particular the annual international meetings, which offer a notable contribution to Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Dear friends, I thank all of you for this visit and I wish you well for your meeting. May the Lord bless you and keep you in his peace. I ask you please to pray for me. Thank you.

[Original text: Italian]

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Francis is not the only pope facing a divorce dilemma

Divorce and Remarriage

Apostasy of the faith: Wanting to do it My way rather than God’s Way…

Francis is not the only pope facing a divorce dilemma

CAIRO – As Pope Francis gears up for a showdown over divorce and remarriage at October’s Synod of Bishops, marking the latest chapter in a polarizing debate that’s left some Catholics delighted and others disenchanted, he can take consolation that he’s not the pope in the hottest water over the issue.

The world’s other major Christian leader who holds the same title, Pope Tawadros II of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, is also facing stiff blowback related to a divorce debate. Unlike Francis, however, some members of his own flock don’t just want him to change course, but they actually want him fired.

“He’s one of the worst spiritual leaders we’ve had in recent times,” said Wael Eskander, a well-known commentator on Coptic affairs, applauding recent calls from Coptic activists for Tawadros to be removed and sent packing to the monastery where he lived prior to being named a bishop.

Copts form the vast majority of Egypt’s eight to ten million Christians, and while most observers regard the idea of removing their pope as a long-shot, they say the uprising reflects real discontent over the extent to which Church authorities try to assert control over the private lives of their followers.

“People don’t like him very much, because he has a violent temper and he’s seen as aggressive,” said Mina Thabet, a Coptic researcher on human rights. “There’s a real problem between the pope and the people.” When it comes to the substance of the divorce question, Francis and Tawadros are drawing fire from opposite sides.

The Catholic leader is generally seen as a moderate, with conservatives alarmed that he might relax his Church’s rules banning communion to anyone who divorces and remarries outside the Catholic Church. Tawadros is seen as a hard-liner, staunchly opposed to allowing Copts to dissolve their marriages under virtually any circumstances.

That stance is controversial in this majority Muslim nation, where the government recognizes the authority of religious institutions to regulate matters of personal status such as marriage. There’s no civil marriage in Egypt, so Christians are obliged to marry through the Coptic Church. Likewise, they must ask the Church if they want a divorce. And while they can appeal to a civil court if the Church refuses, those courts generally side with the religious authorities.

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Not so long ago, the Coptic Church had a more relaxed stance. Under a 1938 Church law, Copts were permitted to divorce for nine reasons, including insanity, sexual aversion, and abandonment. The list also included “irreconcilable differences,” an elastic term that made obtaining a divorce fairly routine. That changed in 2008 under Tawadros’ predecessor, Pope Shenouda III, who restricted divorce exclusively to cases of adultery and conversion to Islam or another Christian denomination.

Some Copts have been protesting ever since. In 2011, a movement was founded called “Coptic 38” to campaign to go back to the earlier, more permissive rules. When he took office three years ago, Tawadros rejected that suggestion out of hand. Despite the criticism, Tawadros appears to have the backing of other Coptic leaders. On June 25, a traditional Church body called a “millet council” in Alexandria rejected calls for the pope’s removal, calling the selection of the Coptic leader a “divine choice” that cannot be undone.

Certainly the generally conservative ethos of the Church’s leadership suggests Tawadros won’t find much resistance for keeping reformers at bay. On Sunday, for instance, Bishop Rafael, a runner-up in the selection process for pope three years ago, called homosexuality a result of a “perverted upbringing or sick desires” in response to the recent US Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. Likewise, although other Christian denominations in Egypt won’t take sides on an internal Coptic dispute, most of their bishops would undoubtedly back Tawadros since virtually all churches here have the same line on divorce.

Copts are a defiant bunch, however, and there’s no telling how their dissidents might push back.

In the early 1950s, a group of Coptic youth actually kidnapped the pope at the time, Joseph II, and took him to a monastery to force him to sign a letter of abdication over charges of corruption and simony, the selling of ecclesiastical office. Police rescued the pope and returned him to power, but a year later he lost the support of his own bishops and stepped down. There’s little indication any such putsch against Tawadros is in the cards, yet there are signs his stance is driving a few Copts away. Estimates provided by Peter Ramses El-Naggar, a lawyer who’s part of the “38” movement, are that since 2008 some 1,200 Copts have converted to Islam, which permits divorce, and that 4,000 more have tried to pursue a civil divorce or joined another Christian denomination. Aside from the coincidence that another pope is wrestling with the same problem, Francis may want to take note of the Egyptian debate for another reason. If he relaxes the Catholic position on divorce and remarriage, it could create ecumenical tensions with churches such as the Coptic Orthodox currently struggling to hold the line.

No matter what happens to Tawadros, the turmoil illustrates a hard truth which, by now, must be clear to his fellow pope in Rome too: When it comes to divorce and remarriage, somebody’s going to be unhappy no matter what you do.

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Eleison Comments by Mgr. Williamson – Number CDXV (415) / CDXIV (414)

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Arguing Awry

Should Menzingen ask Rome for recognition?
No! How can apostates grant such a petition?

In the latest issue of the Society of St Pius X’s internal publication (mainly for Society priests), “Cor Unum,” the Superior General publishes arguments to defend and justify his relentless pursuit of the SSPX’s incorporation into the mainstream Church. He argues that the Society is right to be talking to today’s Roman officials. He presents basically two arguments. These need to be examined if they are not to continue creating confusion.

The first of the two arguments runs as follows: The Catholic Church, as the Immaculate Bride of Christ, is much more than just its corrupt officials, because it is a whole of which these officials are merely a part. But the Catholic Society of St Pius X must remain in contact with the Catholic Church. Therefore it must maintain contact, and continue to negotiate, with the corrupt officials.

The argument is easy to refute, as soon as one brings into view the Faith. Indeed Catholics must draw from the Immaculate Bride of Christ whatever they need to get to Heaven, but it is never from the corruption of the corrupt Church officials that they will be able to draw their spiritual life. And if these officials are so corrupt in the Faith that contact with them positively endangers that faith of Catholics which is the very basis of Catholics’ spiritual life, then Catholics must positively avoid such officials. Now the neo-modernism of today’s Roman officials is highly corrupt and corrupting, all the more objectively dangerous for its being more or less, on their part, subjectively innocent. Therefore Catholics wishing to keep the faith must stay well away from these Romans. “Cor Unum” argues as though neo-modernists present no danger to the Faith!

Archbishop Lefebvre drew the correct conclusion. When in the spring of 1988 he did everything he could have done (even, one may say, more than he should have done) to get the Roman officials to do their duty to look after Catholic Tradition, and even after over 10 years of the Archbishop’s efforts, they still refused, showing that, far from wanting to look after Tradition, they merely wanted to absorb it into their Newchurch, then the Archbishop concluded they they were so corrupt in the Faith that he would have nothing more to do with them until they professed once more the Faith of the great anti-liberal papal documents, such as the Syllabus, Pascendi, and Quas Primas.

For indeed the Faith does not exist for the appointed Church officials, but they exist for the Faith. So if their fruits demonstrate beyond any doubt that they are destroying the Faith, then, to defend the Faith, not only should the Society not be talking to the Conciliar officials, it should, while observing all charity and respect, be fleeing them like the plague, for fear of itself being infected by their dangerously infectious Conciliar errors, unless and until, exactly as Archbishop Lefebvre said, they show that they are quitting their Conciliarism and coming back to true Catholic doctrine.

The second argument is that Rome’s granting of bishops to visit the Society’s seminaries (including Écône) is proof of Rome’s “benevolence” towards the Society, because Rome is “at a loss how to deal with the Society.” And once more a swallow here and there is taken to be signifying the summer of Rome’s conversion. The naivete is breathtaking. Rome knows exactly how to deal with the Society: send Conciliar bishops into Society seminaries to show its future priests how nice the Conciliar churchmen are. Then eventually the Society will just flow into the Newchurch.

The SSPX has no business to be asking for anything whatsoever from these Roman officials, appointees perhaps, apostates certainly. And if it gives them to think that, objectively and collectively, they are anything other than apostates, it will be “like to them, a liar” (cf. Jn. VIII, 55).

Kyrie eleison.

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Fatima Reversed?

Is Russia’s Consecration out of date?
It’s indispensable, however late.

When on June 13, 1929, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucy at Tuy in Spain to ask for the Consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, it made perfect sense, because ever since the Russian Revolution broke out in October, 1917, Russia had been persecuting the Church and acting as the main instrument of Communism to spread its deadly errors throughout the world. However, Russia is now playing such a different part on the stage of world affairs that a number of Catholics are wondering if that Consecration is still needed. Has it not been overtaken by events?

True, with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 the Russian people began to repudiate the godless Communism under which they had suffered so much for 70 years, and since then they have not ceased to evolve towards God instead of away from him. Leading this evolution has been Russia’a Prime Minister or President since 1999, Vladimir Putin (born in 1952), who by his personal example and public leadership has done all he could to promote the real revival of the Christian Orthodox religion within Russia. Some observers still doubt that Putin is genuine, but the fruits are there: thousands of churches and cathedrals rebuilt all over Russia and morality defended, while outside of Russia Putin has more than once delayed the outbreak of World War III by outwitting the delinquent Western politicians, puppets of the godless New World Order and pushing for its triumph.

Then can one say that Russia today no longer needs to be converted? No, because Orthodox Christianity is not yet Catholicism, and because Communism has reportedly left its mark on the morals of the Russian people, for instance in the still widespread practice of abortion. But what one can surely say is that by the present religious revival, witnessed for many a year now by Western visitors to Russia, Our Lady is preparing for the full conversion of Russia, and while that full conversion may no longer be needed to put an end to Russian Communism, in the 21st century it may be even more needed to overcome world Globalism. Let us speculate on how that might happen.

To break out of the aggressive encirclement of Russia by military bases of a nameless western power which has let itself be instrumentalist by the evil Masters of Globalism, Russia, the apparent but not the real aggressor (the two are not always the same), invades and conquers Europe thoroughly corrupted by atheistic materialism. Under the pressure of war and occupation, the Pope at last performs the Consecration of Russia, as requested by Our Lady at Fatima, and the miraculous full conversion begins to take place, but not to the putrid religion of Conciliar Rome, rather to a brand-new (and brand-old) Catholicism (Mt.XIII, 52), in which all the Truth of Eternal Rome and of the once faithful West is revitalized by the religious freshness of the post-Communist Russians drawing on everything truest and best in their own Eastern traditions.

Wishful thinking? The details here stitched together from prophecies, and even the grand lines of the speculation can be wrong, but in any case some such miracle will be wrought by Our Lady to cleanse the East of its errors and the West of its corruption, so that the Church can again breathe with both lungs, and so that there can come about that “period of peace for the world” which she promised at Fatima. In any case believers will be crying out with St Paul, “O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!” (Rom. XI, 33). If we are among the survivors, we shall be marveling at the works of God and of his Blessed Mother.

Kyrie eleison.

Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US!!

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Bergoglio silent as usual…

.- In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states must recognize same-sex unions contracted as marriages in other states.

By a vote of 5-4, the court ruled June 26 that states must recognize same-sex “marriages” under the 14th Amendment, and recognize such unions contracted in other states.

The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges dealt with claims that Ohio’s marriage law discriminated by not recognizing same-sex unions contracted as marriages in other states. Several other states were also facing similar cases on the constitutionality of state marriage laws.

Backers of marriage as a union of one man and one woman argued that marriage is intrinsically connected to the procreation of children and cannot be redefined. Some also said the matter should be left to the people and the states and not decided in court when so much disagreement on the matter persists.

Backers of “gay marriage” asserted a fundamental right to marry whomever one loves, saying that failure to redefine marriage amounts to decimation.

Same-sex “marriage” was not firmly established in any U.S. state until 2004, after a Massachusetts court ruled that the state must give marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In response to that ruling, some had called for a federal constitutional amendment to protect the definition of marriage. Voters in 30 states have passed constitutional amendments and referenda strengthening the legal definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Many of these efforts have been overturned in state or federal court challenges.

In 2013, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from supporters of California’s defense-of-marriage amendment, Proposition 8, which California officials had refused to defend in court. The Supreme Court said that the appeal did not have legal standing and allowed a lower state court’s overruling of the proposition to take effect.

The Supreme Court itself has declined to review several recent appeals seeking to defend state marriage laws against lower court decisions.

Also in 2013, a 5-4 ruling from the Supreme Court struck down aspects of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act. The court claimed that a provision defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman for federal purposes violated the U.S. constitution’s equal protection guarantees. The ruling said that the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” in individual states if the states choose to recognize them.

The Defense of Marriage Act had passed Congress overwhelmingly and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton after a Hawaii court ruling briefly recognized such unions.

Increasing requirements for recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, combined with state anti-discrimination laws, have caused growing conflict with religious freedom.

Parents in some school districts have faced difficulty in exempting their children from classes voicing approval of same-sex relationships, while small businesses with moral reservations about participating in same-sex ceremonies have faced discrimination lawsuits. Catholic-run adoption agencies have been forced to close because the law would require them to place children with same-sex couples against their religious beliefs.

The consequences for religious freedom were a topic of the court’s deliberations in Obergefell v. Hodges. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verilli at one point acknowledged that the high court’s approval of a legal right to same-sex “marriage” could mean problems for the tax-exempt status of colleges with objections to recognizing the unions.

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Meet the Married Sodomite Activist Who’ll Talk to Pope Francis!

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Pope Bergoglio reaching out to the sodomites…

The Paraguayan gay activist who will meet with Pope Francis next month was surprised and encouraged by his invitation to the gathering, although he recognizes there are limits to how much the Catholic Church is likely to evolve on LGBT issues.

“I think the movement has to celebrate this moment, despite the ongoing debate whether the church is really undergoing a profound change,” Simón Cazal told Fusion in an interview published today. He will be among a group of Paraguayan civil society leaders meeting with the pope July 11 in Asuncíon, Paraguay’s capital city. It will mark Pope Francis’s first meeting with a married gay activist in a public forum.

Cazal, executive director of LGBT group SomosGay, was invited to the meeting by the Paraguayan Catholic bishops’ conference, which cited his group’s impact on society. He married fellow SomosGay activist Sergio López in Argentina in 2012, but their marriage is not recognized in Paraguay, which has few civil rights protections for LGBT people.

“The social climate is a big challenge for a movement like ours,” Cazal toldFusion. Some of the country’s leaders still cling to the mindset of the dictatorship of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled Paraguay from 1945 to 1989. LGBT people suffered routine persecution under his regime; in one particularly infamous instance, in 1959, 108 men suspected of being gay were arrested and tortured. Today, “108” is still used as an antigay slur in the nation, Fusion notes.

Cazal sees reason for hope in the attitudes of Paraguay’s youth. “Young people in Paraguay today didn’t grow up under the military dictatorship, so they have a different perspective on the world,” he said.

Still, much needs to change in the nation, he said. When meeting with Pope Francis, he plans to bring up antigay violence, such as the police’s brutal treatment of LGBT protesters gathered outside the Organization of American States’ annual meeting last year.

At least one other Paraguayan LGBT group turned down an invitation to meet with the pope. “There is a lot of marketing around the pope,” Rosa Posa, head of lesbian rights group Aireana, told local media. “If they think he’s going to listen, well, good luck.”

Gay Activist Simón Cazal with his husband Sergio López

Gay Activist Simón Cazal with his husband Sergio López

Cazal, however, is happy to have the meeting, although not expecting major doctrinal changes from the pope. “I see a lot of contradictions in his public messages,” he told Fusion. “But we have to live with those contradictions, and realize there are still limits at the Vatican.”

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Archbishop Chaput: Gays can’t use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church!

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Yeah, like that is going to happen. Sodomites are the most intolerant, hateful, ferocious and anti-Catholic creatures to walk the face of the earth!

Gays can’t use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church

(Reuters) – Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis’ U.S. visit this year but won’t be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city’s archbishop said on Thursday.

“We don’t want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.

“We are not providing that kind of lobbying opportunity,” he told a news conference presenting the September 22-27 congress known as the World Meeting of Families.

Gay Catholic groups and families headed by gay Catholics had asked for an official presence at the gathering to present their view that homosexuals should be fully welcomed in the Church.

The pope will attend the last two days of the Philadelphia meeting at the end of a trip that will take him to Cuba as well as New York and Washington.

About 15,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the family congress to hear lectures and take part in workshops on family issues before the pope arrives to close the gathering.

“We hope that everyone feels welcome and certainly people who have experienced same-sex attraction are welcome like everyone else,” Chaput said.

Bishop John McIntyre, also of Philadelphia, said the only event dedicated to gay issues at the congress will be one by Ron Belgau, a celibate gay Catholic and founder of the Spiritual Friendship Initiative.

Belgau blogs and lectures about how Catholic gays can live by the Church’s teaching that says

McIntyre said Belgau “will talk about his own coming to terms with his sexual orientation and the manner in which he embraced the teachings of the Church” and his mother will also speak.

The programme for an event Belgau addressed last year at the University of Notre Dame said he spoke of “a faithful and orthodox response to the challenge of homosexuality”.

Catholic gay couples have contested the Church’s ban on homosexual activity, saying it deprives them of the intimacy that is part of a loving relationship.

It will be the eighth World Meeting of Families since the event was started by the late Pope John Paul in 1994 to promote traditional family values. It is held every three years in a different city.

Organizers said they expect up to two million people to attend the final event, a Mass by the pope on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a boulevard that runs through they city.

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Bergoglio to World Council of Churches: Our dialogue must continue!

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“These men are Protestants; they are heretics. Have nothing to do with them! –  St. Anthony Alary Claret

“Since these wretched souls will have to be separated from God and Heaven for all eternity because their place will be in hell, already here on earth they have to be separated from the company of Christ our Lord and His servants and hand-maids. Predestinated souls, you who are of God, cut yourselves adrift from those who are damning themselves.!”  – St. Louis De Monfort

“Our dialogue must continue” Pope Francis wrote in a Message to Olav Fykse Tveit, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, on the occasion of their 50thanniversary between the group and the Catholic church. Cardinal Kurt Koch read the message before the group gathered at a conference held at the Centro Pro Unione in Rome on Tuesday evening.

In his message, Pope Francis expressed his thankfulness “to Almighty God for the meaningful ecumenical relationship which we enjoy today” inspired by the desire for unity of the Church of Christ and by “the scandal of division between Christians.”

Recalling his Post-apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, he emphasized that realities are more important than ideas, he urged the group to find ways to effect a united diakonia, aimed at addressing the concrete needs of “suffering humanity.”

He challenged the group to address “crucial ecumenical issues” and ended with a prayer that God might grant “the gift of full visible unity among all Christians, so that the Church will ever more be a sign of hope to the world and an instrument of reconciliation for all peoples.”

Full text of the Pope’s message

To the Reverend Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
General Secretary World Council of Churches

The fiftieth anniversary of the Joint Working Group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches is an occasion of thanksgiving to Almighty God for the meaningful ecumenical relationship which we enjoy today. So too, it is a moment to thank the Lord for all that the ecumenical movement has achieved since its beginning over one hundred years ago, inspired by a longing for the unity which Christ intended for his body, the Church, and by an emerging sense of sorrow for the scandal of division between Christians.

Since its inauguration in 1965, the Joint Working Group has fostered the necessary conditions for a greater common witness of the Catholic Church and the Churches and Ecclesial Communities of the World Council of Churches. Reflecting on these past fifty years, we should be encouraged by the collaboration which the Joint Working Group has promoted, not only in ecumenical issues, but also in the areas of interreligious dialogue, peace and social justice, and works of charity and humanitarian aid. The Joint Working Group should not be an inward-looking forum. Rather, it must become ever more a “think-tank”, open to all the opportunities and challenges facing the Churches today in their mission of accompanying suffering humanity on the path to the Kingdom, by imbuing society and culture with Gospel truths and values.

In my Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, I noted that realities are more important than ideas (cf. no. 233). The Joint Working Group must be oriented to addressing the real concerns of the Churches throughout the world. In this way, it will be better suited to proposing collaborative steps that not only draw the Churches closer together, but also ensure that they offer an effectivediakonia suited to the people’s needs.

In fulfilling this task, the Joint Working Group distinguishes itself by its own character and aims. The nine reports produced thus far bear witness to the growing understanding and appreciation of the bonds of brotherhood and reconciliation which, in the context of the changing landscape of Christianity in the modern world, sustain Christians in their common witness and evangelizing mission. We must recognize, though, that in spite of the many ecumenical achievements of the past half century, Christian mission and witness still suffer due to our divisions. Disagreements on various subjects – in particular anthropological, ethical and social issues, as well as issues related to the understanding of the nature and conditions of the unity we seek – demand further sustained efforts.

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Our dialogue must continue! I encourage the Joint Working Group to further its discussion on crucial ecumenical issues and, at the same time, to promote ways for Christians to testify together to the real, though imperfect, communion shared by all the baptized. May we always trust that the Holy Spirit will continue to assist and guide our journey, often in new and sometimes unexpected ways.

This anniversary similarly is an opportunity to express our gratitude to all those who, these past fifty years, have tirelessly served the cause of Christian unity and advanced the joyful proclamation of the Gospel (cf. Mt 28:18-20). Let us join together in imploring our heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, to grant us the gift of full visible unity among all Christians, so that the Church will ever more be a sign of hope to the world and an instrument of reconciliation for all peoples.

Franciscus
From the Vatican, 23 June 2015

(from Vatican Radio)

Bergoglio effect: Belgium is sending a pro-sodomy bishop to Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family!

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Satanic fruits of Newchurch Vatican II

From the get-go why discuss depraved and vile sins which are an abomination to God??? Newchurch makes it up, as it goes along and only has spite and disregard for God and and his Divine Laws. Anathema sit! Haereticus.

Bishop of Antwerp Johan Bonny wants the Catholic Church to embrace same-sex couples and bless their relationships with an alternative rite to marriage and he will be taking his views to Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family in October.

We were warned.

Prophecy – Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Times.

Our Lady prophesied that at the end of the 19th Century and especially in the 20th Century that Satan would reign almost completely by the means of the Masonic sect. The Queen of Heaven told Mother Mariana that this battle would reach its most acute stage because of various unfaithful religious, who, “under the appearance of virtue and bad-spirited zeal, would turn upon Religion, who nourished them at her breast.” “During this time,” she continued, “insomuch as this poor country will lack the Christian spirit, the Sacrament of Extreme Unction will be little esteemed. Many people will die without receiving it – either because of the negligence of their families or their false sentimentality that tries to protect the sick from seeing the gravity of their situations, or because they will rebel against the spirit of the Catholic Church, impelled by the malice of the devil. Thus many souls will be deprived of innumerable graces, consolations and the strength they need to make that great leap from time to eternity…” “As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and profaned in the fullest sense of the word. Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church. The Christian spirit will rapidly decay, extinguishing the precious light of Faith until if reaches the point that there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs. The effects of secular education will increase, which will be one reason for the lack of priestly and religious vocations…”

Mother Mariana saw that the greatest interior torments of the Sacred Heart were the ingratitude and indifference of those souls who, chosen among millions to be His spouses and ministers, left Him in the most absolute solitude. And this despite the fact that in the Holy Sacrament, He would live under the same roof with His spouses and come into the hand of His priests at the simple call of their voices at the most solemn moment of the Consecration.

“Know, moreover, that Divine Justice releases terrible chastisements on entire nations, not only for the sins of the people, but for those of priests and religious persons. For the latter are called, by the perfection of their state, to be the salt of the earth, the masters of truth, and the deflectors of Divine Wrath. Straying from their divine mission, they degrade themselves in such a way that, before the eyes of God they quicken the rigor of the punishments…”

“Moreover, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury which, acting thus to snare the rest into sin, will conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women, and in this supreme moment of need of the Church, those who should speak will fall silent.”

“But know, beloved daughter, that when your name is made known in the 20th century, there will be many who will not believe, claiming that this devotion is not pleasing to God…A simple humble faith in the truth of My apparitions to you, My predilect child, will be reserved for humble and fervent souls docile to the inspirations of grace, for Our Heavenly Father communicates His secrets to the simple of heart, and not to those whose hearts are inflated with pride, pretending to know what they do not, or self-satisfied with empty knowledge.”

During this time, Our Lady foretold, “the secular Clergy will leave much to be desired because priests will become careless in their sacred duties. Lacking the divine compass, they will stray from the road traced by God for the priestly ministry, and they will become attached to wealth and riches, which they will unduly strive to obtain. How the Church will suffer during this dark night! Lacking a Prelate and Father to guide them with paternal love, gentleness, strength, wisdom and prudence, many priests will lose their spirit, placing their souls in great danger. This will mark the arrival of My hour.”

“Therefore, clamor insistently without tiring and weep with bitter tears in the privacy of your heart, imploring our Celestial Father that, for love of the Eucharistic Heart of my Most Holy Son and His Precious Blood shed with such generosity and the profound bitterness and sufferings of His cruel Passion and Death, He might take pity on His ministers and bring to an end those Ominous times, sending to this Church the Prelate who will restore the spirit of its priests.”Our Lady of Good Success ora pro nobis.

Bergoglio is sending a ‘Full Fledged Heretic’to Synod on the Family…

ROME — A Belgian bishop who has called on the Church to welcome same-sex couples will get to bring his case straight to Pope Francis.

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp will serve as a delegate to October’s Synod on the Family. His appointment adds intellectual heft and star power to the liberal flank of bishops pushing for the Church to change how it approaches Catholics living in “irregular situations.”

Bonny’s views, however, may be vigorously resisted by other synod members announced by the Vatican Tuesday, including prelates from Africa and Poland.

Bonny, 59, made waves in December when he said the Church must accept “a diversity of forms” when it comes to relationships, according to an interview he gave to a Belgian newspaper, translated by the National Catholic Reporter. “Personally, I find that in the Church, more space must be given to acknowledge the actual quality of gay and lesbian couples; and such a form of shared life should meet the same criteria as found in an ecclesiastical marriage,” he said. “We have to acknowledge that such criteria can be found in a diversity of relationships, and one needs to search for various models to give form to those relationships.”

Bonny is one of 65 bishops named in a Vatican bulletin today who will participate in the synod, which is a continuation of a synod on families held last October that featured sometimes-rancorous discussions of Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, same-sex relationships, and various societal and economic pressures facing families. Bishops’ conferences in each country or region select delegates and submit them to the Vatican for approval, which is done on a rolling basis. Announcements of other participants were made earlier this year.

Last September, Bonny released a 22-page letter laying out his hopes for last October’s synod and offering clues about what he may bring to this year’s session.

Concerning marriage, for example, Bonny wrote that it has changed through the centuries, undercutting activists who say marriage hasn’t changed for millennia.

He suggested the Church has something to learn from same-sex couples: “The present day legalization of civil partnership and marriage between people of the same gender has led to new situations and insights concerning marriage and family life.”

Bonny also suggested that the Church should admit Catholics who divorced, but remarried without an annulment, to Communion.

Rome has lost the faith... Rome is in Apostasy!!

Semper fidelis  Archbishop Lefebvre, ora pro nobis! 

Speaking about his visits to parishes, Bonny wrote, “I cannot imagine what it would mean for the children and for their future bond with the Church community if I were to refuse Communion at that moment to all parents, grandparents, and other family members who find themselves in ‘irregular’ marital situations.”

He said withholding Communion could harm the future of the Church.

“It would be fatal for the liturgical celebration, for the relationship between the families in question and the Church community, and primarily for the continued faith development of the children involved,” he said.

The first part of the synod on the family provided a platform for an unprecedented discussion of sensitive topics related to family life. A report issued halfway through the two-week event said that bishops had discussed the pastoral needs of gay Catholics, opening up Communion to the divorced and remarried, contraception and family planning, as well as the theological notion of “graduality,” or highlighting the good in relationships that might not live up to the Church’s ideal.

Conservatives at the synod slammed the mid-term report, saying it was incomplete and did not reflect the wide range of views expressed during the meeting to that point. The final report approved by bishops watered down some of the more liberal language, so it’s unlikely that Bonny’s views will go unchallenged this fall.

For example, members of Poland’s delegation, also named officially Tuesday, have promised to fight any attempts at change, noting specifically their opposition to proposals from German bishops to loosen Church rules.

“We certainly won’t be going in the theological direction presented by certain German-speaking circles,” Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki told the Catholic Herald Monday. “We believe the output of Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI, and recent statements by Pope Francis, are enough to view Church teaching as a continuum, not as a revolution.”

Some African prelates, too, have said they will toe the party line come October.

“Be conscious of the mission of the Church; protect the sacredness of marriage which is now being attacked by all forms of ideologies that intend to destroy the family in Africa,” Cardinal Robert Sarah told bishops gathered in Ghana last week. “Do not be afraid to stress the teaching of the Church on marriage.”

Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Lubango, Angola, who chairs the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, echoed that view: “Africa will speak with one voice at the next Synod — with one voice we will present the challenges and successes of family life in Africa.”

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(Whether this promised unity plays out is debatable, especially in light of a statement by Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, to Crux in February that he’d vote in favor of allowing Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.)

Further, the US delegation, named in February, includes bishops known for their strong promotion of Catholic orthodoxy on family issues. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president and vice president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will represent the United States, along with Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

Although all four are considered right-of-center, reflecting the conservative leanings of the American hierarchy, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, who last week challenged bishops for failing to include poverty in their strategic plan, was elected as an alternate delegate.

The second part of the synod on the family meets Oct. 4-25 at the Vatican.

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Key quotes from the Pope’s encyclical

Encyclical 'Laudato Si' - on the Care of our Common Home

Highlights of Laudato Si’, on subjects ranging from abortion to consumerism

On waste

The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.

On the extinction of species

Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right.

On God’s love

The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, his boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains: everything is, as it were, a caress of God.

On climate change

A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events, even if a scientifically determinable cause cannot be assigned to each particular phenomenon. Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.

On the need for action

Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth. The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet’s capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, unsustainable as it is, can only precipitate catastrophes, such as those which even now periodically occur in different areas of the world. The effects of the present imbalance can only be reduced by our decisive action, here and now.

On consumerism

Less is more.” A constant flood of new consumer goods can baffle the heart and prevent us from cherishing each thing and each moment.

Obsession with a consumerist lifestyle, above all when few people are capable of maintaining it, can only lead to violence and mutual destruction.

On abortion

Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties? “If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of the new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away”.

On embryo experimentation

It is troubling that, when some ecological movements defend the integrity of the environment, rightly demanding that certain limits be imposed on scientific research, they sometimes fail to apply those same

principles to human life. There is a tendency to justify transgressing all boundaries when experimentation is carried out on living human embryos. We forget that the inalienable worth of a human being transcends his or her degree of development.

On gender ideology

Also, valuing one’s own body in its femininity or masculinity is necessary if I am going to be able to recognize myself in an encounter with someone who is different. In this way we can joyfully accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment. It is not a healthy attitude which would seek “to cancel out sexual difference because it no longer knows how to confront it”.

On progress

There is also the fact that people no longer seem to believe in a happy future; they no longer have blind trust in a better tomorrow based on the present state of the world and our technical abilities. There is a growing awareness that scientific and technological progress cannot be equated with the progress of humanity and history, a growing sense that the way to a better future lies elsewhere.

This is not to reject the possibilities which technology continues to offer us. But humanity has changed profoundly, and the accumulation of constant novelties exalts a superficiality which pulls us in one direction. It becomes difficult to pause and recover depth in life. If architecture reflects the spirit of an age, our megastructures and drab apartment blocks express the spirit of globalized technology, where a constant flood of new products coexists with a tedious monotony.

Let us refuse to resign ourselves to this, and continue to wonder about the purpose and meaning of everything. Otherwise we would simply legitimate the present situation and need new forms of escapism to help us endure the emptiness.

All of this shows the urgent need for us to move forward in a bold cultural revolution. Science and technology are not neutral; from the beginning to the end of a process, various intentions and possibilities are in play and can take on distinct shapes. Nobody is suggesting a return to the Stone Age, but we do need to slow down and look at reality in a different way, to appropriate the positive and sustainable progress which has been made, but also to recover the values and the great goals swept away by our unrestrained delusions of grandeur.

LAUDATO SI’– Vatican website