Rome in the News, June 2014


Here are some Rome-related headlines from this past month:

Catholic mass grave sites of 350,800 missing children found in Ireland, Spain, Canada

European royals killing naked children for fun at human hunting parties

‘I thought I’d seen it all. Then I found nuns’ secret grave for 800 babies’: By Philomena writer MARTIN SIXSMITH

Tuam children’s bodies: Catholic Church ‘has no records’

‘We can offer a better class of baby with a good background’: The 1961 letter from nuns to adoptive parents


Pope Francis unites Israeli and Palestinian presidents in prayer as they plant an olive tree together in the Vatican gardens

Peres, Abbas to attend Vatican prayer event Sunday


Pope to meet the Mafia: Vatican brushes off danger warnings as Francis prepares to travel to Mob heartland Calabria and hometown of toddler murdered in drug war

Mafiosi are ‘excommunicated’, pope says


Catholic Priest Says Homosexuality Is Gift From God, And That The Bible Is Not The Word Of God, And Then Pope Francis Kisses His Hand And Praises Him

Challenging “All Forms of Injustice”? Who is the “Real Pope” Francis I?

Ex-Vatican envoy to Dominican Republic guilty of child sex abuse, tribunal finds

He’s at it again! Pope Francis pulls over his car to bless disabled woman lying on a stretcher by the road

‘I viewed it as a sin not a crime’: Priest admits sexually abusing dozens of boys over DECADES

Let’s Bring ALL The Faiths Together Under The Banner of Apostasy

Pope Francis again cancels event, citing ailment

Pope Francis claims global economy is close to collapse and describes youth unemployment rates as an ‘atrocity’ in damning message

Pope Francis Meets With Charismatic Church Leaders To Plan Return To Mother Church

Pope Francis: Torture is a ‘Mortal Sin’

Pope signals Scotland, Catalonia should take care on independence

Sen. Mike Lee, Dirk Kempthorne, Joel Osteen meet with Pope Francis at Vatican

The mummies of the monastery: Church puts on display monks preserved with their robes and rosaries for hundreds of years

The Pope Affirms Works Righteousness For Those Who Don’t Even Want To Go to Heaven

Unholy Smoke: Pope Condemns Legalization of Pot

Vatican considers historic easing stance on contraception and marriage as it finally concedes ordinary Catholics don’t follow the rules

Vatican: Many Catholics Ignore Teachings on Sex

Ukraine, Russia, the US/EU…And Rome

Drawing Aside the Purple Curtain
The Papal System Today: an Analysis of the News

Ukraine, Russia, the US/EU:
What’s Going On?

By Shaun Willcock

Understanding Five Important Points

800px-Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_Babel_(Vienna)_-_Google_Art_Project_-_editedAs they say, the first casualty of war is truth. This is certainly the case with what has been unfolding in Ukraine in recent weeks. From all sides there are lies, distortions, and deliberate disinformation. But even so, Christians can have a good understanding of these momentous events if they clearly grasp five important points, and never lose sight of them.

The first point, and the most important of all, is this: the nerve centre of all world events – biblically and historically – is Rome. To be specific, the Roman Papacy; the Roman Catholic institution. This is the heart of Satan’s activities and intrigues worldwide, religiously and politically (Rev. 17). Nowhere else! All roads truly do lead to Rome. It relentlessly seeks to expand its own influence and power over the nations of the earth.1

And so we must ask: what will Rome achieve by these events in Ukraine? And when we do this we find that the Vatican supported the Ukrainian revolutionaries who overthrew the government and established one of their own.

Read more (pdf):

The Roman Catholic Eucharist

Truth in Grace

Why the Catholic (and Emerging Church) “Eucharist” Does Not Line Up With Scripture

By Roger Oakland    Pope

The Catholic Church teaches that once a Catholic priest has consecrated the wafer of bread during Communion, the wafer turns into the literal and real body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.1 Therefore, the Communion Host is no longer bread but Jesus, under the appearance of bread and is therefore worthy of adoration and worship. The Catholic Catechism states succinctly:

In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.”2

The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation…

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