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Rome in the News, May 2018

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

All of Chile’s 34 bishops RESIGN over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal after crisis meeting with the Pope

Archbishop steps down after he’s found guilty of covering up the sexual abuse of altar boys at the hands of paedophile priest

Catholic priest is among those facing charges after albino is murdered and chopped into pieces so his body parts can be used in ‘magical potions’ in Malawi

Pope Francis in the Wilderness

‘Heretic’ in the Vatican

Church in revolt at pope’s ‘blessing’ of Islam’s expansion in Europe

Pope Francis: My Wish Is for Buddhists and Catholics to Grow ‘Increasingly Closer’

The Catholic Church’s Looming Fight Over Same-Sex Blessings

Vatican Newspaper Under Pope Francis Praises Karl Marx the Founder of Communism

The Vatican denies agreeing deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christians living in the Muslim country

Vatican Denies Signing Accord with Saudi Arabia to Build Churches

Vatican: The Catholic Church Cannot Ever Ordain Women Priests

After Alfie Evans, Vatican Issues ‘Charter of the Rights of the Incurable Child’

‘It’s a MIRACLE’ Catholic Church launch probe after Virgin Mary statue starts WEEPING

‘No other religion would be made fun of in this way’: Christian fury at Met Gala’s ‘blasphemous’ Catholic theme as Rihanna goes dressed as the Pope and Katy Perry wears angel’s wings

Heavenly! Jenna Bush Hager plays up to the Met Gala’s Catholic theme in red lace with scarlet eye make-up – as she attends her first major event since the death of her grandmother Barbara

Katy Perry’s “soul overhaul” leads her to the Vatican to promote Transcendental Meditation

Trans People Urged to Become Priests in Church of England Drive ‘to Honour LGBT+ People’

EU Unveils Plans for ‘Drastic’ Funding Cuts to Patriotic Eastern Nations

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Rome in the News, April 2018

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Pilgrims mark Easter by prostrating themselves on stone where they believe Jesus was anointed before burial at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Devout Mexicans whip EACH OTHER in bizarre Easter festival dating back to 16th century to free them from sin

How followers of VOODOO celebrate Easter: Women dress in white in Haiti and put themselves into trances to mark the holiday

Review: The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews – Part One – claims that the “Jews” are really behind the Jesuit order

Leading Catholic school is stripped of its pupil welfare responsibilities due to concerns over its handling of child sex abuse allegations

Former choirboy, 76, tells how a NUN raped him when he was aged just 12 and then had his baby

Vatican Arrests Former Diplomat After Child Pornography Probe

Pope admits he made ‘grave errors’ in Chile sex abuse scandal

‘It’s a disgrace’: Police officer who was pushed out of the force for investigating a pedophile priest molesting children in the 70s is now struggling to make ends meet

Marquette University Betrays Catholic Identity with LGBT Pride Prom

Pope Francis invokes the devil in rallying cry to Catholics, weeks after he was accused of denying the existence of hell

Pope Francis claims that a committed atheist was saved – a Puritan Board discussion

Historic Rome Conference Issues “Final Declaration” of Immutable Catholic Truths

Exorcist: Once You Have Heard the Devil’s Voice ‘You Recognize It’

Anglican priest admits he wanted to sexually abuse HUNDREDS of children as young as two as he pleads guilty to child porn charges

Muslim Girl Falsely Alleges Attack, Trudeau Responds Within Hours. Catholic Churches Vandalized: 4 Days.

Is the Queen related to Prophet Muhammad? Historians believe Elizabeth II is a descendant of the founder of Islam after tracing her family tree back 43 generations

 

Rome in the News, March 2018

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Vatican Advances Fake Letter to turn Conservatives Against Church Tradition

Pope Francis: Rights of Migrants Trump National Security Concerns

Vatican on High Security Alert, Rome Is Targeted by ‘Jihadist Propaganda’

Outrageous! Vatican bishop claims: ‘China is the best implementer of Catholic social doctine’

Vatican: China best example of church’s social doctrine: Bishop says Beijing ‘has defended the dignity of the human person’

Pope’s China Calculation Clashes With Image as Champion of Oppressed

Pope claims “Mary Gate of Heaven”

Did Pope Francis Claim that Hell Doesn’t Exist? New Controversial Interview Alleges The Pope Doesn’t Believe in Hell

Vatican denies Pope Francis said ‘there is no Hell’ during interview with atheist Italian journalist after comments spark outrage online

Plaster rains down from the ceiling of St. Peter’s Basilica hours after The Pope was forced to deny saying ‘Hell does not exist’

Pope says Mafia members can’t call themselves Christian because they ‘carry death in their souls’

Pope Francis ‘DID receive a victim’s letter graphically detailing how a priest sexually abused him and how Chilean clergy ignored it’, despite his claim no victims had come forward

Boy, 10, was ‘raped 140 times over two years by a Christian Brother at an exclusive Catholic school’ – and ‘staff told him he was going to hell’ when he exposed the alleged abuse

Woman ‘was sexually assaulted by hooded figure called The Devil helped by cult of satanic nuns then buried alive overnight’ at orphanage

Disgraced Catholic priest, 76, who scandalized the church in New Orleans 30-years-ago when he was found to possess a horde of child porn is murdered by his 18-year-old male lover in Colombia

Holy Cross Theology Professor Says Jesus Was a ‘Drag King’ with ‘Queer Desires’

Confessions of the Vatican’s Favorite Male Escort

Ex pope Benedict says he is in the last phase of his life

When exorcists need help, they call him

Vatican set to hold exorcism training sessions for priests to deal with surge in reports of ‘demonic possessions’

Catholic Church Considers Married Priests to Ease Amazon Clergy Shortage

Priests SHOULD be able to marry and have sex: Five-year Royal Commission into child abuse slams Catholic church in sweeping final report – and refers more than 2000 cases to police

EXCLUSIVE: Nun says she’s left with nothing after bitter legal fight with Katy Perry over the singer’s £10m bid to buy an historic LA convent where her sisterhood had lived over four decades

Senior priest is condemned for wishing Pope Francis a quick death if he continues to ‘stray’ from traditional Catholic values

Vatican Cracks Down on Critics of Pope Francis

English Catholic Church Desecrated in ‘Satanist’ Attack for Second Time

3 Awful Features of Roman Sexual Morality

Abu-Ghazaleh Participates in Drafting a Global ‘Code of Ethics for a Better World’

Africa shapes biggest free trade area since WTO to boost regional business ties

Rome in the News, January 2018

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology related headlines:

Pope Francis Welcomes Evangelical Leaders in Vatican to Discuss Religious Freedom

The Pope welcomes Sunni migrants while Sunni Islamists seek to cleanse Egypt, Iraq, and Syria of Christians

ISIS’ Christmas threat to the Pope: Terror group threaten vehicle and gun attack on the Vatican

Notorious orphanage ‘covered up’ the deaths of children in its care including a boy who was savagely beaten by a nun, inquiry is told

Headmaster of renowned Catholic school is accused of burning evidence into child sex abuse

‘They told me I’d spawned the seed of Satan’: Woman claims she lost THREE daughters to ‘baby snatchers’ in the Catholic church after teenage pregnancies in the 1960s and ‘70s

Australian Report Urges Vatican to Reject Celibacy, Rethink Secret Confessions

Cardinal Müller: ‘Pervading sense of fear’ in Pope Francis’ Curia

Catholic laity launch new Academy for Life after Pope Francis gutted original

The Holy Zzz: Pope Francis admits he sometimes falls asleep while praying

Papal confidant claims Pope Francis has abolished hell, purgatory, heaven

Pope Francis demands nations ‘welcome, protect and integrate’ migrants and blasts politicians who ‘foment fear’ for political gain in World Peace Day message

Pope Francis: World Government Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’

Pope paves the way for married men to become Catholic priests: Controversial move to tackle shortage is likely to outrage traditionalists

Pope says he wants to change the words to the Lord’s Prayer because current interpretation suggests God leads us ‘into temptation’

The war against Pope Francis

Top Catholic Church Official Says God Told Him to Expose ‘Evil’ Pope Francis

Vatican threatens to excommunicate priest for criticizing Pope Francis

Zmirak: Pope Francis Should Repent or Else Resign

The Vatican Still Upholds Over 100 Curses Against Those Who Fight Against Their False Teachings

Key aide to Archbishop of Canterbury quits because ‘liberal’ church is no longer ‘anchored in the gospel’

The autumn of Europe’s discontent: With an anti-immigration Eurosceptic billionaire set to be the new Czech PM, MARK ALMOND explains why voters across the EU are in revolt

Rome in the News, October 2017

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

Bible passage banning women from speaking in church, which was later used to stop the ordaining of female priests, was not in the original script and ‘added later’, academic claims

Exorcist warns ‘Illuminati satanists’ are giving Filipinos ‘cursed rosaries’

Mystery of peculiar purple spots on 800-year-old scrolls is solved: Experts find warring BACTERIA are to blame for destroying parchment in the Vatican Secret Archives

Padre Pio: “Satan Will Come To Rule A False Church”

Virgin Mary statue ‘started crying and moved her hands’ after Mexican earthquake that left 343 dead

Workmen Allegedly Find Bone Fragments of Saint Peter Inside Medieval Altar in Rome

Auditor says he was forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities

Vatican reveals it ousted its auditor general for ‘spying’

Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis

Australia’s worst ever paedophile priest to die in prison as it’s revealed he could have abused more than 1000 children – including girl, 10, he sexually assaulting on a church altar after her father undressed her

Canadian police seek recalled Vatican envoy on child porn charges

Catholic Church and local authorities criticised for claiming child sex abuse victims ‘consented’

Catholic priest is removed from his post after asking middle school students during confession if they masturbate or watch porn

New Jersey priest claims he downloaded child porn at his weekend home to get revenge at God after he continually lost games of poker

Vatican diplomat in US recalled over ‘breach of child sex abuse images law’

Pope admits the Catholic Church was ‘a bit late’ in confronting child abuse among its priests and ‘not confronting the problem kept consciences asleep’

Catholics become biggest religious supporters of same-sex marriage despite leaders urging congregation to vote no

Pro-gay Vatican adviser: Some of my critics just fear their own ‘complicated sexuality’

Pope’s New Book Features Preface by Gender Theory Activist

‘We will be in Rome’: ISIS threatens Pope Francis in new propaganda video

Pope’s Swiss Guards Say ‘Only Matter Of Time’ Before ISIS Attacks Rome, Vatican

Vatican places barriers, police and army vehicles around St. Peter’s Basilica to head off Barcelona-type jihad attack

The Pope, Peace and Islamic Fundamentalists

Pope Francis Reappoints Cardinal Raymond Burke to Vatican Supreme Court

In new interview, Pope Francis reveals heavy influence by Communist woman

Pope Francis Says Concern for ‘Cultural Identity’ Doesn’t Justify Opposition to Mass Migration

Pope wants Catholic opposition to death penalty increased

SABOTEURS PART 6: After Helping Force Steve Bannon From The West Wing, Will Pope Francis Facilitate The Rise Of “The Grey Champion”? (scroll down for article)

Clinton Lost Due to Crumbling of Globalized World Order, Not ‘Putin’s Vendetta’

Feinstein’s ‘Anti-Catholic Bigotry’ Takes Center Stage

Jesuits on the Big and Little Screens in 2017

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Shaun Willcock:

With a Jesuit sitting in the seven-hilled city as Pope Francis I, and the Jesuit Order holding the Vatican in a grip of iron, the Order is on top of the world, riding a wave of global power and authority and enjoying celebrity status.

The pontificate of Francis I is the reign of Jesuitism.

And in order to further enhance its image worldwide, the Order has seen to it that the motion picture and television media have been harnessed to promote the image of the Jesuits to the masses, at such a time as this.  Two movies and a TV series are the result – and millions will be captivated by the work of this sinister and deadly Order, entertained by a sanitised version of what the Jesuits are really all about.

One film is about Jesuit mission work; the other is about the Jesuit founder, Ignatius of Loyola; and the TV series is about the Jesuit pope, Francis I.

“Silence”: Bringing Worldwide Attention to the Jesuits

One of Hollywood’s leading movie directors, Martin Scorsese – a Roman Catholic, sort of – made the movie, Silence, in 2016, based on a 1966 novel written by Japanese Roman Catholic author, Shusaku Endo.[1]  Described by a Roman Catholic news source as “a thrilling depiction of the persecution suffered by Jesuit priests in 17th-century Japan”, the same news source confidently predicted that “the film is sure to bring worldwide attention to the Society of Jesus, 30 years after the other great film about the congregation: ‘The Mission.’”[2] Bringing worldwide attention to the Jesuits: now that is worth winking at Scorsese’s somewhat-less-than-devout Romanism, as far as the Jesuits are concerned.  They have always been lenient towards erring Papists, if those same Papists are able to serve their interests in any way.

A renowned United States Jesuit, James Martin, editor of the Jesuit magazine, America, worked on the production of Silence, coaching the actors to enable them to “understand the Jesuit charisma.”  He said, “I was asked to look at the script to see what a Jesuit would say and do in certain situations.  I also helped the actors prepare for their roles, especially Andrew Garfield, who plays the lead, I led him through the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, which was a six month project, and he was very well prepared by the time he was finished.”[3]

Garfield himself said, “I studied with Father Martin all things Jesuit and attempted to crack what it means to be a soldier for Christ.  The basis of that was the exercises [Ignatius’ “Spiritual Exercises”] for me.”  Although his ancestry is Jewish, Garfield was raised in a non-religious household.  He did the 30-day Jesuit retreat, but not in the customary way.  The third week was spent at a retreat house in Wales.  He described it as “a silent week, and intense”, and added: “Yeah, it was remarkable, really.  I was so grateful for the sacred time.”[4]  Scorsese also gave Garfield many books and films to prepare him for the role.

What are Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises?  They are vital to the training of any Jesuit.  “The Spiritual Exercises work on the imagination of the candidate, helped by a ‘director’.  Various biblical scenes are ‘relived’ in front of him, beautiful ones alternating with frightening ones.  His sighs, inhalings, breathing, and periods of silence are all noted down.  After a number of weeks of this, he is ready for indoctrination.”[5]  It is not surprising that Garfield, even after a modified experience of the Exercises, emerged a different man.  This is what the Exercises are designed to do.  The lead actor in this film about the Jesuits had been molded into something of a Jesuit novice himself.

Garfield said that what he took away from the film, personally, was “endless”.  “What I’ve been given by playing this role and being with Marty [Scorsese], being with Father Martin, doing the [Ignatian] exercises, it’s impossible to sum up.  I’ve been given so many different graces for the whole experience.  By the end of it, of filming, I [didn’t] even need the film to come out or for people to like it.  The year of preparation, those months making the film, were worth it.”[6]

Clearly, authenticity regarding Jesuitism was important to Scorsese.  He went to a lot of trouble to see to it.  The Jesuits were very obviously expecting great things from the film.

Before the film’s premiere, Scorsese met with the most famous living Jesuit on earth, Francis I.  The director brought his wife and two daughters to the meeting, along with the film’s producer and his wife.

During the traditional exchange of gifts, Scorsese gave the pope a religious picture, saying as he did so: “This is a Japanese artist from the 17th century, and the original is in the 26 Martyr (Museum).  But this is the most revered image for the hidden Christians.  This is with the Jesuits.  We used this for research in our film.”[7]

Amazing how Scorsese had come back into favour in Roman Catholic circles.  This was the man who made the blasphemous movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, back in 1988.  When it was released it was immediately opposed by the Roman Catholic institution as morally objectionable, and people picketed outside theatres and boycotted the movie in their thousands.  Scorsese, commenting on the film, said: I’ve always wanted to do a spiritual movie but religion gets in the way.”  He said that The Last Temptation of Christ sought to “tear away all the old Hollywood films… and create a Jesus you could talk to and get to know.”[8]  Hardly the kind of statements guaranteed to earn the approval of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.  Scorsese was certainly unpopular.  But now, almost three decades later, here he was being fêted in the Vatican itself, meeting the pope, and preparing for his new film’s premiere to be shown in Rome.  The Jesuits now looked with indulgent fondness on Scorsese the black sheep, a man who had once wanted to become a priest.  Make a film about the Jesuits and be forgiven and rehabilitated back into the fold, apparently.

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2017/07/14/jesuits-on-the-big-and-little-screens-in-2017/

Rome in the News, August 2017

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

The Catholic Side:

 A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics

Catholic Church ‘fiercely resisted’ paying compensation to victims of a child sex offender teacher who threatened to kill a 10-year-old boy’s mother if he told her about the abuse

Catholics To Rally In Prayer Against First Satanic Monument On Public Land In U.S. History

Hundreds of Catholic choirboys abused in Germany

In Shock Warning, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Catholic Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’

Islamic Plot to Kill the POPE in Fatima, Portugal Foiled

Pope Francis adds a new pathway to sainthood: Live a good Catholic life and freely accept a certain and premature death for the good of others

Pope Francis names Jesuit as Vatican doctrine chief

Pope Francis ‘paving way for Antichrist’

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

‘Pope’s Hospital’ officials used $481k charity cash to renovate cardinal’s home – Vatican

Shattered faith: Nearly 100 sex abuse suits against Catholic priests rock island of Guam

Vatican police ‘break up drug-fuelled gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis’s key advisers’

The Protestant Side:

Charles’s friend the paedophile priest and a cover-up that shames the Church: Justin Welby calls for former archbishop Carey to sever ties with CofE after damning report reveals he colluded with senior clergy to protect serial child sex offender

Reformed churches endorse Catholic-Lutheran accord on key Reformation dispute

Senior Church of England cleric tells bishops to ditch ‘unhelpful’ mitre hats which ‘put them in a another world’

Politics:

Eurozone faces doom no matter how hard France and Germany try to save it, warns top investment bank

Pope Francis Aides Attack Steve Bannon as Promoter of ‘Apocalyptic Geopolitics’

Pope Francis calls for a new system of global government to tackle climate change

Pope Francis Decries ‘Very Dangerous Alliance’ Between U.S. and Russia

Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World’

President Trump Surrounds Himself With Roman Catholics

Rome risks water rationing as drought-hit lake set to go offline

Trump Gives Jewish Kabbalah Satanic Masonic Symbol Again

Vatican-reviewed magazine accuses Catholics of ‘hate’ for supporting Trump

Rome in the News, June 2017

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Catholic Church: Raping Children is Religious Freedom for Pedophile Priests

Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

 EXCLUSIVE: If child molesting priests get second chances, why don’t we? Gambino crime family heir slams Pope for wanting to ex-communicate the Mob and insists move will make Vatican more vulnerable to ISIS

Pope’s top aide is accused in Australian sex abuse case

‘I’m looking forward to my day in court’: Defiant Cardinal George Pell protests his innocence and denounces the ‘relentless character assassination’ against him over historic sex charges

Justin Trudeau is joined by his supportive wife Sophie to ask Pope Francis for an apology over the Catholic Church’s role in the forcible removal of Canada’s indigenous children from their families

Pope to Nigerian priests: you’ll be fired if you don’t obey

The Political Pope Francis

The Political Pope Francis – Man Above God – George Neumayr

The Pope’s Marxist Head of the Jesuits

Vatican launches probe into group of exorcists who ‘made a pact with Satan over the death of Pope Francis’

Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face – official

Rome in the News, May 2017

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Angel from hell: Nun is arrested for helping five priests ‘sexually abuse’ dozens of deaf children at Argentinian Catholic school after victim said she made her wear a diaper to cover up horrific injuries

Devout Catholic Sean Spicer misses out on meeting with the Pope, as family members and longtime loyalists are selected to accompany his boss Trump

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

Melania Trump reveals she is Catholic: The First Lady shares her faith with the world after meeting the Pope as the first Catholic to live in White House since JFK

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Plot Against The Pope

Pope Francis acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope Francis and Trump to meet despite disagreements

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not ‘a magician with a magic wand’

Pope Francis, Donald Trump to Seek Common Ground at Vatican

Despisers of Chastity and Morality

A Chronicle of England - Page 363 - Henry Marches Out Against the Lollards

Henry V sets forth to pacify the Lollards in 1414

The following quote is about the persecution of the Wycliffites/Lollards.  However, the emphasized portion rings true to today.  How many times are Protestants today castigated in the press as being “immoral,” “haters,” “intolerant,” etc.?:

But the malice of those blood-thirsty Catholics was not even then satiated. It is as fresh now, as it was then. Papists are not content, that hundreds of years ago, Wickliffe and his followers should be persecuted, and the greater portion of them massacred and burned. Their memories, also, are objects of Popish hatred, even to this day on which I write. They represent them as enemies of the human race. As despisers of chastity and morality. You will probably see these charges advanced against them in the Popish presses throughout the United States. But recollect, Americans, that age does not improve the piety of Papists. The older holy mother gets, the harder becomes her heart, and the more bitter her virulence. I might satisfy you, if necessary, on the testimony of the most respectable Protestant writers, that there lived not in the world, a people more simple, more pious, or virtuous than the Waldenses, or Wickliffites. It may be said of them, with truth, “qualis pater tales filii.” But I will not refer to Protestant authority; knavish, lying, Popish priests may question it! I refer you, for the character of this persecuted people, to an early Popish historian, Florimond—. History of Heresy, book vii. ch. 7.

“They”—the Waldenses—says this writer, “have nothing in their mouths but Christ the Saviour—they know nothing else than Jesus Christ. These people read the Bible continually, in such a manner that they know all the books of it by heart.” Horrid people these Wickliffites must be, to read the Bible until they know it by heart!

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Crusade Against the Albigenses