All posts tagged: Roman Catholic

Pope Francis says we shouldn’t call Communist China undemocratic

Pope Francis recently caught everyone’s attention when he said he would not call Communist China undemocratic. You know the country that is being run by a communist tyrant, Xi Jinping, who nominated himself as dictator for life, and who likes throwing Christians in jail and uses other ethnic groups as slaves. Yeah, that one. Breitbart explains: ROME — Pope Francis has rejected the label “undemocratic” to describe China’s communist regime, insisting that the issue is too complex to allow for such characterizations. “I cannot get on board with calling China undemocratic; I won’t do that because it’s such a complex country,” the pontiff told journalists during his return trip from Kazakhstan to Rome Thursday. “Sure, there are things that seem undemocratic to us, that is true.” “Labeling is difficult and I’m not ready to do that, since they are impressions, so instead I try to support the path of dialogue,” he declared. READ: Pope Francis: Not Fair to Call China ‘Undemocratic’ Of course, this shouldn’t really surprise because Pope Francis is an avowed communist at …

The Atlantic in damage control after comparing the Rosary to an assault weapon

Some suggest, The Atlantic, a left-wing news site, has been going through convulsions by the number of changes it’s made to an outrageous article comparing the Roman Catholic Rosary to an ‘assault weapon.’ After a major backlash, it apparently changed its original headline, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol” a couple of times, before settling on “How Extremist Gun Culture is Trying to Co-Opt the Rosary.” It also replaced its original photo of a Rosary with bullet holes instead of beads, with a normal Rosary. Breitbart provides more details: Authored by Daniel Panneton, the article, originally titled, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol,” featured a rosary that had bullet holes in place of beads and argued that the Catholic sacramental had become a tool of violent militants. “Militia culture, a fetishism of Western civilization, and masculinist anxieties have become mainstays of the far right in the U.S.—and rad-trad Catholics have now taken up residence in this company,” he wrote. […] The article instantly went viral, prompting outrage from Catholics who have historically been portrayed in America as …

Has the Islamic State set its sights on the Vatican?

[by Dean Smith] For now I will call it a coincidence, but this past Wednesday, Israel announced the finding of a huge cache of gold coins by amateur divers off the coast of Caesarea. At first they thought the coins were fake because they were in such good condition. But the divers turned them over to a specialist for examination who discovered these were actually gold coins dated to the 10th and 11th century. But here is where it gets interesting, the coins were part of a Muslim caliphate that ruled North Africa during the tenth century. A caliphate is an Islamic state ruled by a political/religious leader called a caliph with either spiritual or hereditary connections to the prophet Muhammad. A Caliph’s power is absolute and the state is under Sharia law.

Evangelical Christians under fire in Mexico for not contributing to a Catholic festival

Christian Solidarity Worldwide USA (CSW) is reporting Evangelical Christians are being persecuted because of their refusal to fund a traditional Catholic festival in the village of Union Juarez in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas is Mexico’s southern-most state. CSW is calling on Mexican authorities to help the Evangelical Christians under pressure in the village. According to CSW, traditional Catholic villagers are demanding each member of the Mount Tabor Evangelical Church in the village give 500 pesos which works out to about $38 US. The members of the Evangelical church refused to pay.

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Pope ditches Bible and decides atheists can go to heaven without believing

In simple dismissal of Scripture, Pope Francis declared atheists can go to heaven without believing in God. The statement was part of a letter Pope Francis sent to the Eugenio Scalfari, publisher of La Repubblica newspaper. Scalfari is not a Catholic and sent a letter to the Pope asking a series of questions. Pope Francis did throw in one qualifier though, atheists and others would have to listen their conscience. According to reports,