Pope, in France, Urges Europe to Open Its Arms to Refugees!!

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Bergoglio: “We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery!” “The boats landing daily on the shores of Europe are filled with men and women who need acceptance and assistance.”                        

STRASBOURG, France — Bearding Europe’s populist lion in its den on Tuesday, Pope Francis told the European Parliament, an elected assembly with many anti-immigration nationalist members, that Europe had become too “fearful and self-absorbed,” and that it needed to recover its confidence and give “acceptance and assistance” to people fleeing war and poverty.

But the pope also embraced one of the favorite themes of populist politicians who are hostile to the European Union. He warned that the 28-nation bloc faced “growing mistrust on the part of citizens toward institutions considered to be aloof, engaged in laying down rules perceived as insensitive to individual peoples, if not downright harmful.”

Public discontent with the European Union’s bureaucracy, widely seen as wasteful, elitist and self-serving, helped propel France’s far-right National Front party and several other once-fringe nationalist groups to strong gains in May elections for the European Parliament. In France, the National Front came ahead of all other parties.

Complaining that Europe had lost its vitality and often seemed “elderly and haggard,” the pope took a swipe at technocrats who seek to draw together Europe through rigid rules and regulations, warning that “the great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.”

The European Parliament, which meets in both this French city near the German border and the Belgian capital, Brussels, has become an emblem of the waste and detachment from ordinary people’s concerns that have drained support from the so-called European project, a half-century-long push for greater integration.

Francis, an Argentine who last year became the first non-European pope in more than a millennium, spent less than four hours in Strasbourg, the shortest foreign trip by a modern pope. After addressing the European Parliament, he spoke to the Council of Europe, a second European assembly based in Strasbourg with a palatial building, little authority and virtually no resonance with the general public.

The last time a pope addressed the European Parliament was in 1988, when Pope John Paul II faced heckling from Ian Paisley, a Protestant pastor and member of the assembly from Northern Ireland. Mr. Paisley accused the pope of being “the Antichrist,” and secularists denounced him over his insistent warnings that Europe faced ruin if it did not recover its Christian roots.

Pope Francis, by contrast, faced no such disruptions and instead stirred repeated rounds of applause from members of Parliament. He referred to Europe’s Christian past and the dangers of losing it but focused instead on current issues like poverty, immigration and joblessness.

John Thavis, an American writer on the Roman Catholic Church and author of “The Vatican Diaries,” said Pope Francis had a very different take on Europe than his two immediate predecessors, a Pole and a German, for whom “Europe was the center of the universe.”

Francis, he said, shared their concern about declining Christian faith among Europeans, but “his priorities do not include picking an ideological battle with secularists” as “he is more focused on the here and now.”

In his speech to the European Parliament, Francis received particularly loud applause with remarks that seemed to challenge a largely German-scripted economic policy rooted in austerity as the cure to Europe’s economic ills. “The time has come to promote policies which create employment, but above all, there is a need to restore dignity to labor by ensuring proper working conditions,” the pope said.

After his election as pontiff last year after the surprise retirement of Benedict XVI, Francis signaled his interest in the plight of the dispossessed by making his first trip outside Rome to the Italian island of Lampedusa, near where scores of immigrants have drowned while trying to reach Europe from Africa in flimsy boats. He denounced what he called the “globalization of indifference” to the suffering of immigrants and returned to the theme in Strasbourg.

Read more at the New York Times

Francis: Your conversion is for certain when you reach into your pocket?

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“When conversion touches our pockets, it’s a certainty”

Beware of becoming “lukewarm, comfortable” Christians who “are concerned with appearances”. “When conversion touches pockets, it’s a certainty.” These were the key points Francis wished to get across in this morning’s homily in St. Martha’s House, Vatican Radio reports.

The Pope underlined that Christians must always respond to Jesus’ call for conversion, otherwise, as sinners they will become corrupt. The act of conversion is a grace from God. Today Francis focused on “the three calls to conversion”, drawing inspiration from a passage in the Apocalypse of St. John and Jesus’ meeting with Zacchaeus.

In the first Reading, he observed, the Lord asks Christians in Laodicea to convert because they have become “lukewarm”. They live a “comfortable spirituality”. They think: “I do what I can, but I am at peace and do not want to be disturbed with strange things”. Pope Francis noted that people who “live well think nothing is missing: I go to Mass on Sundays, I pray a few times, I feel good, I am in God’s grace, I’m rich” and “I do not need anything, I’m fine.” This “state of mind – he warned – is a state of sin, feeling spiritually comfortable is a state of sin”. The Lord has harsh words for people like this, he says: “Because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth”. Despite this, the Lord gives them some advice, he tells them to “dress themselves” because “comfortable Christians are naked”. 

Then, he added, “there is a second call” to “those who live by appearances, Christians of appearances.” These believe they are alive but they are dead. And the Lord asks them to be vigilant. “Appearances – the Pope said – are these Christians shroud: they are dead.” And the Lord “calls them to conversion”. “Am I one of these Christians of appearances? Am I alive inside, do I have a spiritual life? Do I hear the Holy Spirit, do I listen to the Holy Spirit, do I move forward, or …? But, if everything looks good, I have nothing to reproach myself about: I have a good family, people do not gossip about me, I have everything I need, I married in church …I am ‘in the grace of God’, I am alright. Appearances! Christians of appearance … they are dead! Instead [we must] seek something alive within ourselves, and with memory and vigilance, reinvigorate this so we can move forward. Convert: from appearances to reality. From being neither hot nor cold to fervour”.

The third call to conversion is with Zacchaeus, “the chief tax collector, and rich.” “He is corrupt – the Pope said – he was working for foreigners, for the Romans, he betrayed his homeland: He was just like many leaders we know: corrupt. Those who, instead of serving the people, exploit the people to serve themselves. There are some like this, in the world. And people did not want him. Yes, he wasn’t lukewarm; He was not dead. He was in a state of putrefaction. He was corrupt. But he felt something inside: this healer, this prophet who people say speaks so well, I would like to see him, out of curiosity. The Holy Spirit is clever, eh! He sowed the seed of curiosity, and so in order to seem him this man even does something a little ‘ridiculous. Think of an important leader, who is also corrupt, a leader of leaders – he was the chief – climb a tree to watch a procession: Just think of it. How ridiculous!” Zacchaeus, he said, “had no shame.” He wanted to see him and “the Holy Spirit was working in him”. Then “the Word of God came into the heart and with the Word, the joy.” “Those of comfort and those of appearance – he said – had forgotten what joy was; this corrupt man immediately gets it”, “his heart changes, he converts”. So Zacchaeus promises to give back four times what he has stolen.

When conversion touches pockets, it’s a certainty. Christians in heart? Yes, everyone is. Christians by blood? All of us. However, Christians with pockets, very few.  But, conversion … and here, it arrived straight away: the authentic word. He converted. But faced with this word, the words of the others, those who did not want conversion, who did not want to convert: ‘Seeing this, they grumbled: ‘He has gone to the house of a sinner!’ He has dirtied himself, he has lost his purity. He must purify himself because he entered the house of a sinner.”

Pope Francis reiterated that these are “the three calls to conversion” that Jesus himself makes to “the lukewarm, the comfortable, to those of appearance, to those who think they are rich but are poor, who have nothing, who are dead”.  The Word of God, “is able to change everything”, but “we don’t always have the courage to believe in the Word of God, to receive that Word that heals us within”. In the last weeks of the Liturgical Year, the Church wants us all to “think very, very seriously about our conversion, so that we can move forward on the path of our Christian life.”

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/santa-marta-37574/

Pope’s Protestant friend dies, but push for unity lives

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At one point, when Palmer was tired of living on the frontier and wanted to become Catholic, Bergoglio advised him against conversion for the sake of the mission (!!!) “We need to have bridge-builders”, the cardinal told him.

LONDON – The English surgeons who fought to save the life of a badly mangled motorcyclist on the morning of July 20 might have guessed he was someone unusual, since the hospital was receiving calls from Rome, from the pope himself, asking for updates.

The silver Audi that slammed into a Protestant cleric named Bishop Tony Palmer in a quiet country lane that morning, however, left little chance of his surviving, and he died after a 10-hour emergency surgery. The news stunned not just his grieving wife and young adult children, but many across the Christian world who were aware that, behind the scenes, the unlikely friendship of Palmer and Pope Francis was the catalyst of an extraordinary historic breakthrough in relations between the Catholic Church and the evangelical world.

An articulate, laid-back, jovial South African in his early fifties, with a penchant for quirky clerical clothes, Palmer didn’t look or sound much like a conventional Anglican bishop. When I first met him in May, at a coffee shop in Bath, close to where he lived with his family, he explained that he had been ordained by the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, or CEEC, whose presiding bishop is in Florida.

The CEEC, which was formed in the 1990s, is Anglican. Yet unlike the Episcopal Church in the United States, it’s not part of the Anglican Communion loyal to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Its leaders see themselves as part of a “convergence” movement, seeking to combine evangelical Christianity with the liturgy and sacraments typical of Catholicism.

That convergence, Palmer told me, “is a precursor to full unity between the Protestant and Catholic Churches.”

Born in Britain, Palmer grew up in South Africa where he worked as a medical underwriter and met and married Emiliana, a non-practising Italian Catholic. After a sudden conversion they began worshipping in an evangelical church. Palmer worked for some years in South Africa for Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries, pioneer of the controversial “prosperity Gospel” which claims that God rewards his faithful with material blessings.

On trips back to Italy to visit Emiliana’s family, the Palmers encountered the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, a movement within the Catholic Church which has absorbed the Pentecostal evangelical traditions of praise-style worship, healing, and an expectation of spiritual gifts. Through the charismatics, Emiliana returned to the Catholic Church, and the Palmers with their young children began attending Sunday Mass. In the 1990s they began spending long periods in Italy, where they were invited to speak at Catholic churches.

In 2003 they moved to Italy full-time to work with Matteo Calisi, head of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Italy. Palmer increasingly felt at home in the Catholic Church but was unable to affiliate an ecumenical group he founded called the “Ark Community” with Rome because not all his members were Catholics.

Palmer instead found a home in the CEEC, which claims about a million adherents and 6,000 clergy. After further study the CEEC ordained him a priest, giving him a particular mission to Christian unity, and later consecrated him as a bishop. Palmer and Calisi began doing joint missions around the world — which is what took him to Buenos Aires in 2006. Its archbishop, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, had overcome his reservations about the charismatic renewal and enthusiastically backed a 6,000-strong joint Catholic-evangelical gathering that year in Buenos Aires’ Luna Park stadium.

Palmer and Calisi and four others went to meet the cardinal prior to beginning their mission in his diocese. When Palmer told Bergoglio that he was an Anglican evangelical with a Catholic wife and children, the cardinal was curious: how did they live that difference? Palmer told him that it worked very well, but that, since he led his family back to the Catholic Church, he was no longer allowed to take Communion with them.

When Palmer told him that his children asked him why he would join a church that separated a family, he said that Bergoglio’s eyes filled with tears.

“His heart broke,” Palmer recalled.

The cardinal asked if they could remain in touch and meet regularly. Over the years, the Buenos Aires cardinal and the evangelical bishop formed a deep bond, staying in touch by telephone and email between face-to-face meetings.

Palmer and Bergoglio had intense discussions about Christian separation, using the analogy of apartheid in South Africa. They found common ground in believing that institutional separation breeds fear and misunderstanding. Bergoglio, whom Palmer called “Father Mario,” acted as a spiritual father to the Protestant cleric, calming him (“he wanted to make me a reformer, not a rebel,” Palmer told me) and encouraging him in his mission to Christian unity.

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At one point, when Palmer was tired of living on the frontier and wanted to become Catholic, Bergoglio advised him against conversion for the sake of the mission (!!!)

“We need to have bridge-builders”, the cardinal told him.

“Proselytism is solemn nonsense” – Pope Francis

In 2012 Palmer’s family moved to England, to allow their son to prepare to enter university there. Palmer had little idea of Bergoglio’s rising star, but received an email three days before the conclave of March 2013 asking for his prayers. When he saw Pope Francis emerge on the balcony, Palmer was thrilled but assumed that their friendship would be over.

Shortly after the New Year, however, he received a call. Francis wanted to know when he was next in Rome, could he come by? On January 14, Palmer spent the morning with Francis in the Vatican residence where he now lives, the Domus Santa Marta.

“We didn’t have an agenda,” Palmer recalled. “He told me that we are brothers and nothing will change our friendship.”

Palmer told him that the following week he would be addressing 3,000 evangelicals at Kenneth Copeland’s international leaders’ conference in Fort Worth, Texas, and would he like to send a word of greeting?

“Let’s make a video,” Francis replied.

“You want me to pull out my iPhone and record you?” asked Palmer, astonished.

“Yes, exactly,” the pope answered.

When he presented the recording to the Pentecostals in Texas, Palmer said that few Protestants knew that the Catholic and Lutheran Churches had signed a historic declaration in 1999 settling the doctrinal issue of the Reformation.

“We preach the same Gospel now,” Palmer told them. “The protest is over.”

Then he played the video, in which Francis addressed them as brothers and sisters and said that with just “two rules” — love God above all, and your neighbor as yourself — “we can move ahead.” He spoke of the sin of separation, and his yearning for reconciliation. “Let us allow our yearning to grow, because this will propel us to find each other, to embrace one another, and together to worship Jesus Christ as the only Lord of History,” he told them.

The delegates reacted rapturously. After the video went viral Palmer began to be inundated by requests from evangelical leaders to be part of what was happening. “People said: this is a new day, this is what we have been waiting for.” Palmer had to cancel his teaching commitments and his own studies simply to cope with the correspondence. He reported it all to Pope Francis in a meeting in April, who was amazed.

Cosa facciamo? “What do we do?” he asked Palmer.

On June 24, Palmer took a group of evangelical leaders who jointly reach more than 700 million people to meet and lunch with Francis, which he reported to me a few days later, as he left for two weeks in South Africa. The delegates included Copeland, the televangelist James Robison, as well as Geoff Tunnicliffe, head of the Worldwide Evangelical Alliance. They told Francis they wanted to accept his invitation to seek visible unity with the Bishop of Rome.

Palmer handed the pope a proposed Declaration of Faith in Unity for Mission the evangelicals had drawn up, which they proposed would be signed by both the Vatican and leaders of the major Protestant churches in Rome in 2017, on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Palmer told me the draft Declaration has three elements: the Nicean-Constantinople Creed, which Catholics and evangelicals share; the core of the Catholic-Lutheran declaration of 1999 making clear there is no disagreement over justification by faith; as well as a final section asserting that Catholics and evangelicals are now “united in mission because we are declaring the same Gospel.”

The closing section speaks of the importance of freedom of conscience and the need for Catholics and evangelicals to respect each other’s mission fields and treat the other with respect, not as rivals. Francis had taken the draft and said he would think about it. Palmer and I agreed to speak again when Francis got back to him, but that was not to be.

Last Wednesday, in Bath, Palmer’s funeral was a Catholic Requiem Mass at which most of the congregation were evangelicals. He was buried in a Catholic cemetery, united at last with the Church he felt at home in.

Pope Francis sent a message, which was tearfully read out by Emiliana Palmer. In it he said he and Palmer were close friends, and like father and son, “Many times we prayed in the same Spirit.” He praised Palmer as a brave, passionate and pure-hearted man in love with Jesus, who left a precious legacy in his passion for Christian unity.

Francis created the strong impression that the work he and Palmer had begun would continue.

“We must be encouraged by his zeal,” the pope said.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2014/08/07/pope-protestant-friend-dies-but-push-for-unity-lives/v7y0x8NglzPe6oNWoXIKdJ/story.html

 

FFI to Get House in Rome!!

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Fr. Lombardi: This demonstrates the Pope’s closeness to the work Fr. Volpi is carrying out!!!

Franciscans of the Immaculate to receive house in Rome!!!  

.- The Vatican has revealed that a house is being sought for members of the Friars of the Immaculate who study in Rome, and assured that Pope Francis is well-informed on the order’s temporary receivership.

In a statement released June 24, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. published the answer of Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo addressing several questions regarding the Franciscans of the Immaculate following a June 10 meeting with Pope Francis.

“The Holy Father is punctually informed of all the steps as they are taken,” he observed, explaining that currently “a house in Rome is being sought to accommodate the Friars…who attend a Pontifical university in Rome to pursue their studies.”

Archbishop Caraballo is the secretary for the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, and assists the congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, in overseeing the order.

“Both the commissioner, Fr. Volpi, and all the seminarians of the Franciscans of the Immaculate were received by the Holy Father on June 10 at the Domus Sanctae Marthae,” Archbishop Caraballo said. 

This is “a gesture that demonstrates the interest with which Pope Francis follows the situation of the Franciscans of the Immaculate and his closeness to the work that the commissioner is carrying out in the name of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life.”

Founded by Fr. Stefano Manelli in 1970 with strong Marian charism, the Franciscans of the Immaculate were placed under temporary receivership last year in order to resolve internal differences involving the government and administration of the order, their relationship with their female branch, the use of the exclusive old missal and the interpretations of the Second Vatican Council.

During the hour and a half long meeting between the Pope and members of the religious order, all of the Friars present sang the Ave Maria di Fatima and renewed their vows of total consecration to the Immaculate.

Afterward the friars had the opportunity to ask Pope Francis questions on the most highly debated topics regarding their internal operations.

Link  –  Franciscans of the Immaculate to receive house in Rome

Chilean Jesuit comes out for Abortion and Gay Marriage!!

    

Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Silence as usual from Call me Judas Newpope Bergoglio and  from Felipe Berrios  local Bishop.  Disgusting!! Haereticus! Heretics bring sentence upon themselves since by choice withdrawal from the Church, a withdrawal which, since they are aware of it, constitutes damnation!

Fr. Felipe Berrios, a Jesuit priest of Chile, came out in favor of abortion and homosexual marriage.

(Spero News) – Following his return to his native Chile after years of missionary work in Burundi and the Congo, Fr. Felipe Berrios  said that he favors homosexual marriage as well as the legalization of abortion. “I want to clearly state: Homosexuals and lesbians are children of God and are called to holiness like all of us. They are not second-class citizens nor are they in a state of sin. This is a distinct condition and they help us to broaden our concept of sexuality,” said the Jesuit priest.

Interviewed for Chilean television on June 24, Berrios said “What is the problem with homosexual marriage? Homosexuals are children of God. He created homosexuals and lesbians, and God is proud of them.” He added, “The problem lies within us, that we don’t understand this. Not in them.”

With respect to abortion, Berrios said that “the same respect I have for life as a gift from God makes me respect the opinions of others.” Explaining his departure from Catholic doctrine, Berrios said “My experience of God is that life is a gift He gave me, and that for me life is a sacred gift from God from the moment of conception until natural death.”

“At the bottom of this is that we are aware that what is at play is defining when a human being is to be considered a person. If the great majority in Parliament debates and then approves in the future an abortion law, I will accept it, even though according to my belief for me it is immoral. I cannot impose my way of thinking in that manner.” Regarding recents statements by Chilean leader Michelle BacheletBerrios said “The president said something very interesting: that Chilean society is sufficiently mature to have a conversation about issues and that no one should decide for it. That seems good to me.”

In 2009, Berrios came out in support of legislation to recognize non-marital unions: an idea that won support from Sebastian Piñera – who would become president of Chile. “What Sebastian Piñera has done is the very broadly held sense in Chilean society. I believe that we are increasingly becoming aware that defacto situations that should be regulated and that they need not be mixed up with marriage. According to a definition by Andrés Bello (ed. not: a19th century Venezuelan humanist), it involves one man and one woman for the purpose of procreation. This is about regularizing homosexual unions according to civil law so that they can have rights to inheritance and other sorts of benefits that they do not have now; this in an injustice and a closing of eyes before a reality.”

Link –  Catholic priest favors homosexual marriage

 

Dozens of priests claim to have “married” divorced and gay!!

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By their Rotten Fruits you will know them…

The investigation conducted by the Ccbf, the Conference of Catholic baptized and christened Francophones, it is shocking, but it is clear: 75 priests and deacons quietly admit to violating the discipline of the Church in terms of marriage.

By Mauro Faverzani  

How? By agreeing to celebrate marriages between divorced people, which is totally contrary indissolubility of marriage. Code of Canon Law, this does not leave the slightest room for doubt: ” The essential properties of marriage are unity and the indissolubility “(c. 1056). But, for them, the rules are skipped.Over 60% of the priests interviewed, in fact, said they did not ask any permission, in these cases, the Bishop or Priest, celebrate and greetings to all. Not only by real liturgical trapeze, trying to justify the unjustifiable, explaining how their ceremony, in reality, is just a blessing, not a sacrament.

Considering that it had so rightfully within the confines of the Church and of canon law. knowingly contravening But the Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio St. John Paul II, n. 84 states: ” Similarly, the respect due to the sacrament of Matrimony, to the couples themselves and their families, yet the community of the faithful, forbids any pastor, for whatever reason or pretext even pastoral, to put in place, to for divorced people who remarry ceremonies of any kind. These, in fact, would give the impression of the celebration of a new sacramentally valid marriage, and would thus lead people into error concerning the indissolubility of a validly contracted marriage. By doing so, the Church professes her own fidelity to Christ and His truth; at the same time she shows her motherly concern for these children, especially those who, through no fault of their own, have been abandoned by their legitimate partner . “

Not only 7 of the 75 respondents rebels said he had already blessed same-sex unions. E 39 say they are ready to do so if the opportunity arose. With a cocky swagger and sacrilegious enough to require a clear and immediate response by the Competent Authority. Conversely, the French newspaper “La Croix” limited to considering, laconic, such as “ the subject of “a marriage” is one of the sensitive points that will be discussed at the Synod of Bishops on the family, expected in Rome October 5 to 19 . “

According to the online newspaper “Riposte Catholique,” it would be a strategy aimed at influencing the work of the Synod, as some already do, better regularize the situation, this would be the sense of initiative.Exactly the method used on Communion in the hand. To avoid that Paul VI renew the ban, we hastened to tell him that such an eventuality would have done more harm than good to the Church, as such a practice now common and tacitly accepted in a number of parishes. Paul VI gave to the outcomes sad to say the least, that we know well. Now, Pope Francis? (Mauro Faverzani)

Link  –  Dozens of priests claim to have “married” divorced and gay

Francis Effect: Pope’s niece Cristina Bergoglio ‘not religious but spiritual’ – uncle will fix outdated Church thinking!!!

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Niece of pope displays art at exhibit in Miami.  Art exhibit open to public at Conrad Hotel!!

Bergoglio said she is not religious, but spiritual and she doesn’t subscribe to any one religion!!!!! Why is he okay with this??

Does Bergoglio even believe in a horrid  place called Hell??? One would think the Bishop of Rome would encourage her to amend her ways!!!!!  Who am I to judge is from hell. Call me Judas is a false teacher!!

(Local 10.com)There’s a new art exhibit in Miami in an unlikely place and by an unlikely artist. Pope Francis’ niece and artist Cristina Bergoglio has her works on display at the Conrad Hotel in Brickell.

With strong masculine geometrical figures and feminine touches of texture and light, the Argentinian artist explained her urban compositions and her uncle in a Skype interview with Local 10’s Mark Jackman.

Bergoglio said she is not religious, but spiritual and she doesn’t subscribe to any one religion.

“I’m not afraid to say I see the church as outdated, and that’s why I believe life has put my uncle to renew this certain system of thought that was getting stagnated,” said Bergoglio.

The art exhibit shares a space with the restaurant and bar on the 25th floor and is open to the public.

Video – http://www.local10.com/news/niece-of-pope-displays-art-at-exhibit-in-miami/26572482

In our time many Catholic Priests, bishops and Cardinals, as well as lay persons are losing the sense of dogma.  They are forgetting that if they do not safeguard their faith sufficiently, so that they culpably deny or even doubt one dogma a doctrine of the Catholic faith that has been infallibly taught by Jesus Christ through His Catholic Church then they commit a mortal sin. If they do not repent of this sin and make a worthy confession [or an act of Perfect Contrition on their deathbed] then they shall go to Hell for all eternity. Saint Thomas Aquinas teaches that sins against Faith are among the greatest of sins.

Some people are losing the sense of dogma because they do not sufficiently guard their minds against false ideas, teachings and doctrines which seek to supplant or to suppress, or to undermine their Catholic faith. Others, by never trying to understand or not seeking to know what the real teachings of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church are, do not even recognize that they have bought into the lies of the age which exclude them from accepting the teaching of the Gospel in one or many points. We are in fact living through the age of Apostasy: the period of time foretold in Sacred Scripture by Jesus Christ Himself, as well as by St. Paul. The sin of heresy constitutes denying one or more dogmas of the Faith, and this is a mortal sin that sends souls to Hell. Yet Apostasy is much worse. The sin of apostasy is the rejecting of [or much of] the Gospel. And this age of Apostasy is upon us. We must preserve the dogma of the Faith. In the great Apostasy, a great number of people lose their path because they do not preserve the dogma of the Faith sacrosanct in their minds, hearts and souls. Let us also not forget to take heed to Our Lord Jesus Christ’s words to Sister Lucy of Fatima: “Pray great deal for the Holy Father”.  – Fr. Nicholas Gruner

It  is obvious Bergoglio lives and preaches the word according to Francis-Bergoglio.

Jesus often speaks of “Gehenna” of “the unquenchable fire” reserved for those who to the end of their lives refuse to believe and be converted, where both soul and body can be lost. Jesus solemnly proclaims that he “will send his angels, and they will gather. . . all evil doers, and throw them into the furnace of fire”, and that he will pronounce the condemnation: “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire!”

Bishop of Rome Congratulates Cardinal Kasper to the Silver Jubilee Bishop!!!

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 Certain members of the Catholic clergy would become as thieves stealing that Tabernacle light…thieves that would steal what is rightfully ours by virtue of our baptism in the Catholic Church, our Faith. They would rob us of Doctrine, Dogma and Tradition,  ransacking the Church as it were leaving us in total darkness without even as much as the light of the Sanctuary Lamp (which signifies the presence of the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Himself.)

“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 attain. How the Church will suffer during this dark night! Lacking a prelate and a father (Bishop of Rome/Pope) to guide them!!!! – Our Lady Of Success

Bergoglio has only high praise for Heretic Cardinal Casper: Surely you’ll admit publicly how the Blessed Virgin Mary with a happy heart, ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord … because has done great things to me, the Mighty’. (Lk 1, 46.49) but we would like to arrive at the aforementioned high enjoyable day through this letter to speak with you to express you on your long and fruitful work our congratulations!!!

Vatican (kath.net)  – With a letter, the Pope turned to the former longtime chairman of the PCPCU.

“For your work that you have inflict upon the universal Church, cherish ourselves also a great appreciation.” So wrote Pope Francis in a letter to Walter Cardinal Kasper and congratulated the emeritus chairman of PCPCU the Silver Episcopal Jubilee . “As a trusted and valued employee of our revered predecessor, you have unusual zeal used it to nourish the friendly relationship with other Christian brothers and to grow without causing even a single essential part of the Catholic faith was reduced, is still this belief the represents the largest treasure that was given to us by means of the doctrine of the apostles and of the highest teaching authority of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, truly God and man, “the Pope wrote literally.

 Walter Kasper was born on March 3, 1933 in the Swabian town of Heidenheim. After studying theology in Tübingen and Munich, he received in 1957 in Rottenburg ordination. After his habilitation in 1964 with a thesis on the philosophy and theology of history in the later philosophy of Schelling in dogmatics at the University of Tübingen, he was appointed at the age of 31 years as professor of dogmatics at the University of Münster, 1970, he moved to the University of Tübingen. On June 17, 1989 Walter Kasper was ordained bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. His episcopal motto is veritatem in caritate “,” the truth in love “(Eph 4:15).

1999 Bishop Walter Kasper was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, where in 2001 a cardinal. This office he held until 2010.

 Walter Cardinal Kasper is one of the Pope Francis highly publicized cardinals and theologians. In the very first Angelus after his election as Pope Francis had pointed to the book by Walter Kasper mercy, he said about that. “This book has done me very well”

 Even Cardinal Kasper’s lecture on marriage and the family at the Consistory in February was greeted by Pope Francis with praise, the Pope spoke of profound theology and clear thinking . The lecture had triggered a global controversy and heated debate and served so far definitely the theological clarification in the debate about the pastoral to the divorced and remarried. Cardinal Kasper has given many interviews and statements (see below) kath.net.

 kath.net documents the translation of the letter of Pope Francis to Cardinal Walter Kasper on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of Episcopal consecration, “To our venerable brother Cardinal Walter Kasper, emeritus chairman of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity”, in full:

 You can our venerable brother, as we know full well, to celebrate the twenty-fifth day of remembrance of your episcopal ordination on June 17 this year. Surely you’ll admit publicly how the Blessed Virgin Mary with a happy heart, ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord … because has done great things to me, the Mighty’. (Lk 1, 46.49) but we would like to arrive at the aforementioned high enjoyable day through this letter to speak with you to express you on your long and fruitful work our congratulations.

 How much you have to call but on this occasion in remembrance of what constitutes both your spiritual life as well as your priestly and episcopal ministry! After completion of the philosophical and theological studies you have been ordained a priest in 1957. After you had qualified academically with a doctorate and habilitation You, You taught at the Universities of Münster and Tübingen.

 In 1989 you became bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart appointed which you ten years long led active, and it was you a big concern, to seek the truth in love and to promote fraternal dialogue in your reunified homeland. In 1999, you called St.. John Paul II’s visit to Rome and set up as a secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, chaired You übernahmst after two years. Almost at the same time you were raised to the dignity of Cardinal and given the titular church, All Saints’ on the Via Appia Nova.

As a trusted and valued employee of our revered predecessor, you have unusual zeal used it to nourish the friendly relationship with other Christian brothers and to grow without causing even a single essential part of the Catholic faith was reduced, is still this belief the largest treasure is, the means of the doctrine of the apostles and of the highest teaching authority of the church was given by our Lord Jesus Christ to us who is truly God and man.

For your work, that you have inflict upon the universal Church, cherish ourselves also a great appreciation. Were you appointed but already in 1985 the Special Secretary of the Second Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. As a result you have, whether supported as a bishop or a cardinal, the congregations and the other departments of the Roman Curia convincing and clever with your advice.

 Moreover, the Lord Thanks be said for your testimony, for your solicitude for the benefit of the people of God, for your skill and your energy into the development of systematic theology, but all of these qualities have contributed to the fact that your theological mission and career of study, research and prayer has so organically developed. In the spirit of brotherhood, we give you thanks for your love for the Church.

 Now we recommend you, our venerable brother, You can happily celebrate the silver jubilee of your episcopal ministry, the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mother Mary and St.. John Paul II and implore you on our part, rich divine graces and consolations. As we like but also humbly for your prayers ask that we can exercise our heavy duty worthy and appropriate, we grant you a testimony of our benevolence of heart the Apostolic Blessing, which will apply also to all who accept your anniversary joy share, and at all for all that you have love.

Given in Rome, at the Vatican, on 21 May 2014 in the second year of our Pontificate

 

Pope congratulates Cardinal Kasper to the Silver Jubilee Bishop 

 

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Pope Francis: Who pays the price for the corruption of a prelate?

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Another Mass, another Social Justice Sermon!! Libera nos, Domine!!

(Vatican Radio) The poor are the ones who end up paying for the damage wrought by the corruption of the powerful, whose avidity leaves the poor without the things of which they have need and to which they have a right. This was the theme of the Holy Father’s remarks following the readings of the day at Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta residence. “The only way to [defeat] the sin of corruption,” he concluded, is “service” to others that purifies the heart.

 A “very sad” story  that, even if very old, is still a reflection of one of the most “handy” sins: corruption. Pope Francis reflections turned on the story, told in the readings of the day, of Naboth, the owner of a vineyard that had been in his family for generations. When King Ahab – meaning, explained Pope Francis, to “to widen his garden a bit,” – asks him to sell it, Naboth refuses because he does not intend to dispose of’ the “inheritance of his fathers.” The King took the rejection very badly, so his wife Jezebel weaves a trap with the help of false witnesses, and Naboth is dragged into court, convicted and stoned to death. In the end, Jezebel delivers the desired vineyard to her husband, who takes the land calmly, “as though nothing had happened.” Pope Francis said, “This story is continuously repeating itself,” among the ranks of those, who wield power, whether material, political or spiritual:

“In the newspapers we read many times: ‘Ah, that politician who got rich by magic has been brought into court. That business owner, who got rich by magic – that is, by exploiting his workers – has been dragged into court. We hear too much talk of a prelate who has become rich too, and left his pastoral duty to care for his power. So, the corrupt politicians, the corrupt businessmen and the corrupt clergy, are to be found everywhere – and we have to tell the truth: corruption is precisely the sin that the person with authority – whether political, economic or ecclesiastical – over others has most readily to hand. We are all tempted to corruption. It is a ‘handy’ sin, for, when one has authority, one feels powerful, one feels almost like God.”

Pope Francis went on to say that one becomes corrupt “along the way that looks out for number 1 [It- la strada della propria sicurezza],” with “well-being, money, then the power, vanity, pride – and from there, everything [becomes possible], even killing.” The Holy Father went on to ask, “who pays the price for corruption?” and answers that it is, in  fact, the poor who pay the price:

“If we talk of politically or economically corrupt people, who pays for [their corruption]? Pagano hospitals without medicine, the patients who did not receive care, the children without education. They are the modern Naboths, who pay the price for the corruption of the haughty. And who pays the price for the corruption of a prelate? The children pay, who cannot make the sign of the cross, who do not know the catechism, who are not cared-for. The sick who are not visited, the imprisoned, who receive no spiritual attention. The poor pay. Corruption is paid by the poor: the materially poor and the spiritually poor.”

Instead, says Pope Francis, “the only way to escape corruption, the only way to overcome the temptation to – the sin of – corruption, is service.” Because, he says, “corruption is pride, arrogance – and service humiliates you.” It is “humble charity to help others”:

“Today, we offer the Mass for them – many, many of them – who are paying the price for corruption, bearing the cost of the lives of the corrupt. These martyrs of political corruption, economic corruption, and ecclesiastical corruption. We pray for them. May the Lord bring us closer to them. Surely He was very close to Naboth, in the moment he was stoned to death, as He was to Stephen. May the Lord be close and give strength [to those bearing the burden of corruption], so that they might go forward with their witness.”

Video: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/06/16/pope_francis_at_monday_mass_in_santa_marta/1101813

 

 

DIVINE INTERVENTION??? ‘Indisposed’ Pope cancels Monday meetings!

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Bergoglio worn out, postpones meetings due to tiredness. Could this be Divine Intervention after desecrating  one of the Holiest feast days, Pentecost Sunday. This is not a first, Bergoglio’s health as it has been widely reported is on the decline!!! We can only hope God,  and with his swift justice will remove this anti-pope!!!!

Pope Francis postpones meetings due to tiredness

(CNA)- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Pope Francis canceled his meetings today in order to rest following prayer for peace in the Vatican gardens last evening.

“Pope Francis canceled the meetings of the second part of the morning because of a minor indisposition,” the spokesman told journalists in a June 9 press conference, noting that “yesterday the Pope was very tired because of the prayer for peace in the Middle East.”

Fr. Lombardi revealed that the Pope celebrated Mass in the Saint Martha guesthouse at 7 a.m. as usual, and afterward met with Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect for the Secretariat of the Economy.

However, his meeting with the Italian Superior Council of the Magistracy, the largest Italian governmental body, will be re-scheduled for a later date in order to allow the pontiff to rest.

Last night’s prayer in the Vatican between Pope Francis, the presidents of Israel and Palestine, and the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, was proposed by the Roman Pontiff during his visit to the Holy Land last month.

Joining together in the Vatican gardens for the unprecedented “Invocation for Peace,” the three leaders prayed in English, Italian, Hebrew and Arabic, and each offered their own words expressing the desire of their people for peace.

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And…

Pope skips judges’ meet, slightly indisposed.  A bit tired after Mideast prayer meet

(ANSA) – Vatican City, June 9 – Pope Francis had to postpone Monday because of a “mild indisposition” an audience with the Italian judiciary’s self-governing body, the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM), the Vatican said.
The pope was also a little tired from his exertions at Sunday’s Vatican Mideast prayer session with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, the Vatican said.

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2014/06/09/pope-skips-judges-meet-slightly-indisposed_408da505-9255-4dd3-aed8-f1575c4a25aa.html