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Rome in the News, August 2014

800px-Model_Vatican_2Here are some items that caught my interest this past month:

Car crash in Argentina kills three of Pope Francis’s relatives

Pope Francis’s great-nephews aged two and eight months and their mother killed in car crash in Argentina


End Time Current Events: 8-17-14 — Part 2.  Headlines:

  • Tony Palmer, who captured Pope Francis’ bid for Christian unity with a cellphone, dies after motorcycle crash
  • Kenneth Copeland Recants and Returns To Catholicism!
  • Pope Meets With Heads Of ‘The Family’ Doug Coe In D.C. To Organize ‘Secret Invisible World Organization’
  • Obama Endorses Elitist Pseudo-Christian Organization “The Family”
  • Westmont President Gayle Beebe Invited to Meet with Pope Francis to discuss finding common ground between Protestants and Catholics
  • Tongues-Not Essential for Salvation


‘I only have two to three years left to live’: Pope Francis speaks for first time about his own death as he hints at ‘nerve problems’ and early retirement

ISIS Declares That They Will Invade Jerusalem, The Vatican, And Spain, And Destroy the Christian Cross

Italian politician claims he has been ‘cursed’ after orang-utan remark

Obama Appoints Jesuit

Oklahoma Catholic bishop sues over planned black mass

Satanic ‘black mass’ gets green light from U.S. city

Leave us alone, China tells the Pope: Officials warn Francis not to ‘interfere’ in atheist country’s religion after he said he wanted to visit

Pope endorses use of force to protect Iraq minorities from Islamic militants

Pope Francis should cast out Netanyahu’s demons, Nicaragua president says

Pope Francis urges young not to waste time on Internet and smartphones

Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement

Pope says the violence in Iraq offends God and humanity

Pope Warns Personal Relationship with Jesus is Dangerous

Pope was ‘kind and dear’ during 20 minute phone call, reveal James Foley’s parents who have been ‘deeply comforted’ by his prayers

Questions About Tony Palmer’s Funeral

Revealed: How the ‘pop star’ Pope snubbed Mrs Thatcher and the Queen on historic first visit to Britain

Second World War sex slaves seek comfort from Pope decades after they were forced into brothels

The Pope’s 10 tips for happiness

The priest who abused girls at confession – and how the Catholic church kept it secret: Furious families demand the truth about string of child sex abuse scandals

Vatican orders Catholics to be ‘more restrained’ when performing the sign of peace… with a handshake instead of a kiss


The Rise and Demise of the EU: A Short History of A Big Failure

US Pillaged, Rothschilds Turn Sights On the Next Grand Prize: Russia

Rome in the News, July 2014


Here are some of the Rome and related headlines that caught my eye this past month:

Is the EU just a German racket to take over Europe? Nearly 25 years ago, a Tory minister told DOMINIC LAWSON it was – and lost his job in the firestorm that followed. but was he right all along?


Archbishop Condemns Satanic ‘Black Mass’ at Okla. City Civic Center as ‘Sacrilegious’

As Spiritual Mediator, Francis Moves His Geopolitical Agenda Forward

Catholic League slams Obama: ‘Do Christian lives mean so little to you?’

Catholic officer sues Scotland Yard for ‘religious discrimination’ claiming he was ‘bullied’ by his Protestant boss 

Deformed for their faith: The brave ‘cullatori’ who suffer horrific calluses for the honour of carrying 2,000lb structures as part of Italian religious festival

French Catholics start a revolution at Lambeth Palace

God’s spinner: Tory peer Lord Patten becomes the Pope’s media advisor just two months after leaving BBC on health grounds

Grieving US mother who phoned Vatican to say she no longer believed in God after death of her son is stunned to get a call back

Heresy Preacher Priest Tony Palmer Dead After Urging Christians To Unite With Rome

Lord of the dance lures Catholics back

No more Godfathers? Vatican considering banning godparents at christenings in a bid to stop the Mafia from using them to create bonds between mob families 

One in 50 priests is a paedophile: Pope Francis says child abuse is ‘leprosy’ infecting the Catholic Church 

‘Papal aide tried to swindle €99m from inheritance left by Vatican land baron’

Pop icon Elton John calls Pope Francis “wonderful”

Pope prayed to father through mother

Pope puts another British woman on road to sainthood: Little-known 19th century Carmelite nun Sophie Leeves said to have lived life of ‘heroic virtue’

Pope says communists are closet Christians

Pope Francis attacks Rome’s ‘moral decay’: Pontiff cites child prostitutes and busy soup kitchens in his adopted home city during newspaper interview

Pope Francis Says Christians Do Not Exist Outside The Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis seeks ‘urgent intervention’ and protection of young US-bound migrants from Central and South America

Priest Claims Hate Texts Are From Demon Spirit

Report: Pope Francis to Visit U.S. in 2015

Rome Is Not Intimidated by ISIS Threats to Conquer it for the Caliphate

Shoebat: The Vatican Makes Itself The Seat Of The Antichrist, And Pope Francis Has Muslim Prayers Declared Within The Vatican For The First Time In Its History

Tweet success for the Pope: Francis beats Obama into second place as he is named the most influential user on the planet

UK sex abuse victim assaulted by paedophile priests describes ‘life-changing’ private meeting with the Pope who begged his forgiveness

Vatican formally recognises exorcists and grants priests the right to perform their rituals for the first time

And this:

(I watched this video but don’t remember seeing anything in it that related to its title)

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

Rome in the News, May 2014

800px-Model_Vatican_2Here is some of this past month’s Rome-related news:

A million pilgrims bear witness on day of four popes: Two pontiffs made saints as two look on – but who invited Mugabe?

Audience of one million worshippers gather for ‘unprecedented’ double canonisation of popes John Paul II and John XXIII… with two living popes in attendance

Another former Pope to become a saint as Francis approves a miracle credited to prayers made to Paul VI after his death by pregnant woman who feared losing baby

A modern pope gets old school on the Devil

Chile: Catholic priests investigated over stolen babies

‘Dear Francis, we are each in love with a priest, please let us marry’: Italian priests’ mistresses in extraordinary plea to Pope to end celibacy for Catholic clergy

Decline of religious belief means we need more exorcists, say Catholics

Mass migration one of the world’s ‘grave issues’ says Pope Francis who calls on governments to help them reach Europe and avoid any more tragedies

Holy Land prepares for papal visit

Pope prepares for ‘high-wire act’ in Middle East

Pope Francis calls for an ‘urgent’ end to the Syrian civil war as he arrives in Jordan to start a three day trip to the Middle East

Pope prays at Israeli wall in unprecedented gesture

In the most Holy City in the world, Pope Francis brings together the world’s three greatest religions with a joint hug for a Jew and a Muslim

Israel Wants To Give Mount Zion And The Tomb Of David To The Vatican?

Netanyahu ‘Asked Rabbi to Allow Giving David’s Tomb to Vatican’

Pope calls on the world’s governments to bring in an ‘ethical mobilisation’ to help the poor and redistribute wealth

Pope: I’d baptise Martians if they arrived and asked for it. Catholic leader says ‘green men’ would be allowed into church

Pope Francis Publicly Supports RFID Implants

Pope John Paul II Crucifix Falls, Crushes Man to Death


Sex abuse as bad as ‘satanic Mass’ says Pope Francis as he vows zero tolerance against Catholic priests who commit crime

Should Northern Ireland welcome the Pope?

The UN pressures Catholics over curriculum, abortion

Touching moment Pope blessed a disabled man who hugged him and kissed his cross in St Peter’s Square

U.N. torture committee probes Vatican on sex abuse scandal, human rights issues

UN Urged to Tell Catholic Church it Has No Right to Oppose Abortion

U.S. nuns must give up New Age ideas or lose Vatican recognition: CDF head to LCWR nuns

Visitors’ Book burned at Jerusalem’s Dormition Abbey after Pope Mass

Rome in the News, April 2014


Here are some Rome and Rome-related headlines that caught my eye this past month:

A little bread and wine ‘does no harm’: Pope Francis goes against years of Catholic teaching and tells divorced woman it is OK to take communion

Archbishop who used church funds to build $2.2m mansion repents and promises to sell it and live somewhere ‘modest’

Are There Any American Ian Paisleys in Congress Willing to Shout Down the Pope?

Artists accused of blasphemy after depicting the Pope being breastfed in controversial famous people montage… but you have to look hard to spot it

CURSE of the Catholic clergyman! Father Bob turns the airwaves blue at Easter by repeatedly dropping the S-bomb on live television

Evangelists for Open Borders

Hundreds flock to see statue of Mary at Indiana Catholic Church after it appeared to shed a TEAR

In pictures: The poignant moment thousands of penitents fall silent to mark emotional Holy Week procession in Spain

Is Richard Dawkins leading people to Jesus?

Jewel-encrusted goblet found gathering dust in tiny Spanish museum ‘touched the lips of Jesus and is in fact the HOLY GRAIL’ say two historians with evidence to prove it

Lying down on the job: Pope Francis lies prostrate as he prays during Good Friday service

Mass To Take Place Where The Last Supper Took Place

NO JOKE: Former World Bank Sr. Counsel Says That There is An Existence of a Second Species on Earth — Hiding at the Vatican!

Pat Buchanan claims GOD is on Russia’s side and that Moscow is the ‘third Rome’

Pope Francis calls abortion an ‘abominable crime’ in strongest remarks to date

Pope Francis, global village pastor

Pope Francis Kills and Traffics Children- Evidence PILES Against Him As Vatican Gets Busted For Attempting To Hide Evidence- Court April 7th. A Must Read Update!

Pope Francis stuns 100,000 Vatican crowd by giving off-the-cuff Palm Sunday homily before jumping off Popemobile to pose for ‘selfies’

Pope Francis washes feet of elderly and disabled for the annual Maundy Thursday Holy Week ritual before Easter at the Don Gnocchi Centre in Rome

Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter’s Square

“Religious Freedom” and Hobby Lobby Family Meets with the Pope

Revealed: How Pope John Paul II sent secret envoy to Margaret Thatcher during Falklands War to ask Britain to abandon islands

Smiling Themselves into the Very Depths of Hell

The chapel made from thousands of human BONES: Walls made from skeletons including one of a ‘giant’ and another riddled with syphilis

‘The Devil is here, even in the 21st century’ Pope delivers chilling warning to Christians that they must avoid the temptation of Satan…including gossiping about others

The miracle that persuaded the Vatican to make Pope John Paul II a saint: Woman looks back at the day she was ‘cured’ of brain aneurysm ahead of papal cannonisation

The Pope is “His holiness” for Obama:  ‘The inscription on the chest read: “Presented to His Holiness Pope Francis by Barack Obama President of the United States of America, March 27, 2014.”’

“Popes” and Presidents

The priest with the property empire: Father Gregory turns a tidy profit as his latest £3million development sells out in just a week

The Vatican head of global organized crime

Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Have Become Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

Was Rome larger than first thought? Discovery of wall 30 miles from the capital could redefine boundaries of ancient city

Rome in the News, March 2014


Here are some headlines about Rome that caught my eye this month:

An 800-year-old cliffhanger! Remains of a medieval monk discovered after his legs are found poking out of a sea ridge

Concept of the family is old-fashioned, says leading theologian

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Welcome home daddy, I’m a porn star!’ ‘Heartbroken’ devout Catholic Army doctor returns from Afghanistan to find beloved daughter is the Duke student Belle Knox starring in X-rated films

Great Mosque under threat from Church

Hundreds flock to sleepy Belgian town to see ‘glowing’ statue of the Virgin Mary

I’m not a superman, Pope Francis says

Jesse Ventura is an Internationalist:

Non-Denominational Megapastor Stuns Congregation With Personal Revelation

‘No-one has done more than Church’ against sex abuse: Pope

Not again! Pope snubs Russell Crowe for a SECOND time in one week as Noah actor’s hopes of getting the papal thumbs up for controversial film are dashed at the Vatican

Pin-up Pope: Popular Francis scores his own weekly magazine entirely devoted to him complete with free pull-out poster as he throws open private palace to public for the first time

Pope: better to retire than die on the job

Pope cancels meeting with Noah star Russell Crowe

Pope drops the F-bomb: Pontiff gets his Italian mixed up during Sunday blessing

Pope May Be False Prophet Says Catholic Theologian

Pope names financial supervisor

Pope to stop condemning same-sex civil partnerships hints leading cardinal in move which could be step towards Catholic gay marriage

Pope Francis reveals he went to confession when he was training to be a priest after falling in love with a young woman

Repent or end up in Hell, Pope tells Mafia chiefs

Russell Crowe, ‘Noah’ Team Briefly Meet Pope Francis

Sculpture of Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a bench (that the Pope loved) sparks outrage in North Carolina

The Jesuits Elect a New General (an oldie)

Tired-looking Pope Emeritus Benedict appears frail as he is helped into specially-adapted wheelchair after it emerges he critiqued successor’s controversial interview on Church

Vatican insiders thwart Pope’s divorce reforms

Vatican scientists co-host conference on alien life forms

‘We Are Brothers,’ Pope Declares in Heartfelt Message to Pentecostals

Women Could Have Greater Role in Church, Says Pope

Rome in the News, February 2014

Model Vatican 2

Anything to confess, my son? Celebrity sinner and star of ‘anti-Catholic’ Philomena Steve Coogan meets the Pope at Vatican from MailOnline

Britain’s Roman Catholic church leader who branded welfare cuts a ‘disgrace’ becomes first UK cardinal in 13 years in red hat ceremony held by Pope from MailOnline

Charlemagne’s bones identified: 1,200-year-old remains in a German cathedral belong to ‘Europe’s father’, claim scientists from MailOnline

‘Cuts are causing destitution’: Catholic leader says Government has destroyed ‘basic safety net’ and made the welfare system ‘punitive’ from MailOnline

Europe threatens to review relations with Switzerland after country voted to ‘withdraw into itself’ with immigration poll from MailOnline (Daniel 2:43: And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.)

Fancy taking the Popemobile for a spin? Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger meet Pope Francis from MailOnline

German bishops tell Vatican: Catholics reject sex rules from Reuters

German theologians critique church teachings, propose new sexual understanding from National Catholic Reporter

Homophobia ‘insults God’, says Archbishop of Dublin from

How a Pope called Pius turned the confessional box into a paradise for paedophiles: From a leading Catholic writer, a devastating exposé of a Vatican ruling from MailOnline

I’d rather have a bowl of Coco Popes! Francis is presented with a chocolate statue of himself at the Vatican from MailOnline

Israel surrendering holy site to Vatican? from WND

L.A. archdiocese settles final priest abuse case; $740 million spent from the Los Angeles Times

Mass mob! Roman Catholics play off flash mobs in order to fill churches with younger generations by promoting large gatherings on Facebook and Twitter from MailOnline

Mexican Catholics find God in Islam from Tucson Sentinel

Overwhelming majority of Catholics back contraception according to global poll which shows huge approval ratings for Pope Francis from MailOnline

Pope: ‘unjust’ unemployment can mean sin, suicide from Associated Press

Pope Benedict denies speculation that he was FORCED to publicly stand down and is secretly acting as a ‘shadow’ pope from MailOnline

Pope Benedict enjoys his retirement away from the limelight as his faithful secretary insists historic resignation a year ago paved the way for ‘Super Pope’ Francis from MailOnline

Pope Francis invited to watch controversial ‘anti-Catholic’ film Philomena in private screening from MailOnline

Pope Francis was very nearly Pope John: Pontiff wanted to name himself after reformist ‘Good Pope’ of the Sixties from MailOnline

Pope idol: Francis meets adorable toddler dressed in identical outfit at the Vatican… but it all ends in tears from MailOnline

Pope John Paul II spent decades questioning whether he was worthy of the role, newly published private diaries reveal from MailOnline

Pupils skinned cats at £25k-a-year ‘Catholic Eton’, claims whistleblower from Metro

Queen to call on the Pope at ‘Vatican B&B’: Francis to again break with protocol and meet Her Majesty at simple boarding house he calls home from MailOnline

Scientists claim Turin Shroud is REAL: Jersualem earthquake in 33AD after the crucifixion could have caused radioactive reaction AND confused dating techniques from MailOnline

The Catholic church isn’t the only institution to close ranks in a scandal from The Guardian

The Holy gust! Wind whips up Pope’s mantle during address at St Peter’s Square from MailOnline

The Pope’s Sex Problem: Catholic Survey Reveals Frustrated Flock from Spiegel Online

The world’s first f-word found in print – in a 16th century moral guide book written by a MONK from MailOnline

Ukip is a threat to peace in Europe, says Germany from The Telegraph

UN accuses Vatican of adopting policies that allowed priests to rape children from The Telegraph

UN demands the Vatican ‘removes’ all known or suspected paedophiles and hand over its archives on abuse so culprits can be held to account from MailOnline

UN Report Attacks Catholic Church’s Teachings on Abortion, Sexuality from Breitbart

Vandal Burns Jesus Statue’s Face Right Off Outside Catholic Church from The Blaze

Vatican strikes back at UN report demanding approval of abortion and sex for children from LifeSite News

‘Welfare changes are morally right’: Cameron hits back at UK’s leading Catholic over claim that cuts leave families ‘destitute’ from MailOnline

Belgium’s parliament votes through child euthanasia from BBC News:

One man in the public gallery of Belgium’s parliament shouted “murderers” in French when the vote was passed, Reuters news agency reports.

The Catholic church has opposed this measure,

But opinion polls have suggested broad support for the changes in Belgium, which is mostly Catholic.

And on the Church of England:

Church allows same-sex couples to have special prayers after their wedding – but bans gay priests from getting married from MailOnline (note the Archbishop of Canterbury’s attire)

Rome in the News, January 2014

Model Vatican 2

God sends seagull and crow to attack Pope’s peace doves from Faith’s Corner

Birds of pray: Doves released in the Vatican as a gesture of peace are immediately ATTACKED by vicious seagull and crow from MailOnline

Vatican Doves Attacked by Seagull Happened Same Time Last Year from Canada Free Press

Italian animal rights group calls on Pope stop to releasing doves after attack from The Telegraph


Pope John Paul II’s blood stolen from church in Italy from The Guardian

Blood of Pope John Paul II stolen in possible ‘satanic’ theft from The Telegraph

Relic of late pope’s blood stolen in Italy from Yahoo! News

Thieves steal Pope John Paul’s blood from Italy church from Reuters

Men arrested over theft of relic containing the blood of Pope John Paul II may have thrown it away, police fear from MailOnline


Care children ‘forced to eat their own vomit’ from News Letter

Child abuse inquiry: Church-run ‘hell hole’ homes were ‘like Nazi concentration camps’ from Belfast Telegraph

Historical Abuse Inquiry hears Sisters of Nazareth nuns ‘were almost psychotic’ from BBC News

NI abuse inquiry: Two Catholic orders apologise from BBC News


A Lover’s Spat from PCC Monroe

‘Ah, Mr President, maybe we need to have a chat about sin’: Francois Hollande meets the Pope as Valerie Trierweiler prepares to make her ‘last stand’ as French First Lady with charity trip to India from MailOnline

Ex-Vatican accountant hit with new money laundering charge from Yahoo! News

Interesting Magazine Cover from Galatians 4

Let us spray: Graffiti depicting the Pope as a superhero gets official approval from the Vatican, who tweet it to their 84,000 followers from MailOnline

One of Pope’s newest cardinals provokes fury at claim that homosexuality is a ‘physical defect’ that can be ‘cured’ from MailOnline

Pope Francis declares the internet a ‘gift from God’ – but warns that an obsession with the web can leave people isolated from MailOnline

Pope Francis’ historic mission to the Middle East:  The new Pope is popular because of his concern for the marginalised, but he is not neglecting Christian unity from MercatorNet

Pope Francis tells François Hollande: ‘We share a patron saint’ from The Telegraph

Pope Francis to the Davos wealthy: Stop thinking only of yourselves from Los Angeles Times

Pope Francis tweets his support for March for Life rally in Washington protesting legalized abortion on anniversary of Supreme Court’s historic Roe V Wade decision from MailOnline

Pope Francis wants to visit U.S. in 2015, sources say from CNN

Pope to USA’s Notre Dame U: Essential to uphold ‘Church’s moral teaching’ from LifeSite News

The belittling and bashing of the pontificate of Pope Benedict is accelerating from LifeSite News

The first rock ‘n’ roll pontiff? Pope Francis makes the cover of Rolling Stone from The Raw Story

Vatican accused of lack of transparency over 384 priests defrocked for assaulting children from The Independent

Tweeting in Support of Antichrist


If you’re familiar with Apprising Ministries you will know that I’m doing what I can to alert you to a growing syncretism and sinful ecumenicism continuing to spread throughout mainstream evangelicalism.

And, without a doubt, a leader of this compromise in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) would be Rick Warren, pastor of the highly influential Saddleback Church and General of the Seeker Driven Army.

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It seems to me that the last few hundred years have something to tell us about the likelihood of the Catholic church reforming.  Talk about ignoring — or even erasing — the Reformation!

Revelation 16:13-16:  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Revelation 17:12-14:  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Revelation 13:3:  …and all the world wondered after the beast.