Tag: Roman Catholic Church

Catholicism and capitalism: Redeeming the system

A NEW paper published by Theos, a London-based religious think-tank, will raise hackles on the right and left alike, if only because of its title: “Just Money: How Catholic Social Teaching can Redeem Capitalism”. Advocates of capitalism will certainly retort that the system has no need of redemption. The core meaning of the word redemption is something like “to secure […]

Pope Francis Beliefs

Should we Agree With Pope Francis Beliefs?

By Irvin Baxter

Question:

Joanne from Missouri called Irvin to ask: Since Jesus prayed in Garden for all of us to be one, what are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ beliefs? Should we be one?

 

Vatican Arrests Ex-Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski on Pedophilia Charges

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of paedophilia. Jozef Wesolowski, a Pole who was defrocked by a Vatican tribunal in June, has been placed […]

ISIL want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.   As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there […]

Peres, the pope and a plan for world peace

Two months after completing his term as Israel’s ninth president, 91-year-old Shimon Peres was pounding stony pavement at the Vatican. Shimon Peres Pope Francis Shimon Peres, a patriarch of today’s Israel, wants to leave a legacy. Most in this mode aim for things like monuments, memoirs and money. Peres’s aim is world peace. And in […]

Pope Francis: ‘About 2%’ of Catholic clergy paedophiles

Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that reliable data indicates that “about 2%” of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles.   The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper.   He vowed to “confront it with the severity it demands”.   […]

Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican

For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.   Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last […]

Is Pope Francis the False Prophet?

St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Last Pope The rumors are everywhere! The talk shows, the Internet, and the prophecy newsletters are all abuzz with the same question: Will Pope Francis be the last pope? So, where did all these rumors come from? St. Malachy was the Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland. He claimed he experienced a […]

Letters to The Editor Jan/Feb 2012

Bible Prophecy Questions What are the seals, trumpets and vials found in the Book of Revelation?  –Georgia Starting in Revelation 6:1, John tells three stories that end at the same time. The seals (longest story), trumpets (shorter story) and vials (shortest story) simply give a description of these events, which all culminate at the Second […]

After World War III

What will the world look like? What should America do? By Irvin Baxter   What will the world look like the day after two billion human beings die? How do you bury two billion people? Most likely, the only choice will be mass graves dug by bulldozers. Sensitivities aside, it will be critical to bury the […]