Tag: Roman Catholic Church

Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

President Obama interviewed a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a New York Review of Books piece published Monday, but it was his comment on devout Christians that captured headlines.   Obama and Marilynne Robinson spoke on numerous topics, but the interview took a strange turn when the president brought up “Gilead,” the author’s book about a […]

Pope warns against conspiracy theories of Vatican skullduggery

Pope Francis has warned bishops at a global Church meeting on the family not to be taken in by conspiracy theories, as conservatives and liberals reportedly engage in Machiavellian attempts to manipulate the synod.   Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi on Thursday confirmed reports that the pontiff had warned Catholic bishops and cardinals behind closed doors […]

Vatican mum on details of Pope Francis meeting with Kim Davis

A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday morning that he does not deny that Pope Francis met with a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.   “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comment to add,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement reported by Reuters. […]

Pope Francis, in Congress, Pleads for Unity on World’s Woes

Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, challenged Congress and by extension the mightiest nation in the world on Thursday to break out of its cycle of paralysis and use its power to heal the “open wounds” of a planet torn by hatred, greed, poverty and pollution.   Taking a rostrum never before […]

Cheers from all sides for first papal address to Congress

Wading into bitter disputes, Pope Francis urged a divided Congress and America on Thursday to welcome immigrants, abolish the death penalty, share the nation’s immense wealth and fight global warming. Lawmakers gave rousing ovations to the leader of the world’s Catholics despite obvious disagreements over some of his pleas.   After he addressed Congress, the […]

The Pope Is Ready to Trash Capitalism to Money-Loving Americans

As the U.S. presidential campaign exposes contempt for elites and angst over the future, Pope Francis arrives for his first visit with plans to denounce gross inequality and planetary neglect. The message, delivered by the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics during a six-day tour starting on September 22, will doubtless focus U.S. public […]

Catholic Bishop: Ask God to Forgive America for Giving $500M to Planned Parenthood

Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., said in a video statement yesterday that the United States needs a “Day of National Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” like the one President Abraham Lincoln called in 1863 in an era when many Americans denied the full humanity of African Americans.   “President Lincoln lived in […]

Pope’s climate push at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments

Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate change, declaring that the use of “highly polluting fossil fuels needs to be progressively replaced without delay.” But some of the largest American Catholic organizations have millions of dollars invested in energy […]

False Denominational Doctrines

Are there denominations participating in false doctrine and not knowing it? Question Larry from Arizona wanted to know what denominations have false doctrines that Irvin refers to in the Endtime Magazine.   You have stated that the daughters are the Protestant churches that have broken off from the Catholic Church throughout history but they retained […]

Israel ‘disappointed’ Vatican reached agreement recognizing Palestinian state

Israel expressed disappointment Wednesday at the Vatican’s announcement that it reached the outline of an agreement with the Palestinians and at the Holy See’s use of the term “State of Palestine” for the first time in an official document. The agreement, according to a Vatican statement, “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity […]