Putting Pope Francis into Perspective

originally published:   October 31, 2014
UPDATED    SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

'Pope Francis' – A Chronological List of Quotes and Headlines

Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergogaria Divine Mercy, False Prophet, the WILD VOICE

Below is a very abbreviated and incomplete chronological summary list of troubling quotes, headlines, and happenings which have taken place so far in the Pope Francis papacy. These news stories and quotes are intentionally presented in very brief format simply to demonstrate that there is an overall most suspicious and undeniable pattern of oddity surrounding Pope Francis. Some would describe many of these quotes and actions of Pope Francis as merely provocative or controversial, others as obvious blasphemous heresies, and sadly some might think they are uplifting and inspirational.

It should also be known that all of the quotes and news items on the list below are from well established, mainstream news sources and may easily be searched in google to confirm.  The WILD VOICE has not used any sources on the list below that are from 'satire' or 'questionable' or 'alternative' news sources.
This summary is meant to give a 'big picture' quick view, but we very much encourage you to really take the time and check this list (each item is dated and sourced) on your own and verify the authenticity and full context of each story.
 
If you find important things that are not included which should be, please don't hesitate to let us know by leaving a comment or by contacting us.

 

"Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the "mystery of iniquity" in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh."
– Catechism of the Catholic Church –



Summary
and Highlights

2013Pope Benedict XVI resigned and lighting struck Saint Peter's Dome hours later; Masonic lodges officially congratulated Jorge Bergoglio on becoming Pope Francis and wrote 'nothing will be as it was before'; Pope Francis claimed that the miracle of Jesus multiplying the bread and fish was really a miracle of 'sharing', not multiplying; Said 'Who am I to judge?' about gay priests; Restricted use of Latin Mass by Franciscan Friars; The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League tweeted 'Thank you Pope Francis from prochoice women everywhere'; Said we are 'living the myth of Shiva'; Cover of the leading LGBT magazine, The Advocate; Said atheists who do good are redeemed; Started taking selfies with fans…

2014Held the first Muslim/Jewish prayers and Koran readings at the Vatican; Sent an iPhone message to evangelicals through prosperity-gospel TV preacher Kenneth Copeland; Peace doves attacked; Said to 'scold the Lord' and also that he would baptize aliens; Cover of Rolling Stone; Accidentally said 'the F word'; Cardinal Dolan claimed Francis said 'Catholic Church should not dismiss gay marriage'; Mentioned re-thinking celibacy for priests; Said he's 'not interested in converting evangelicals to Catholicism'; Initial synod document suggested shift in Church's position on homosexuality, but was revised; Compared Islamic terrorists to Christian fundamentalists…

2015Claimed lost souls do not go to Hell; Joked about the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ; Claimed that Jesus begged his parents for forgiveness and the Virgin Mary 'reproached' Christ; Became PETA's Man of the Year; Met with a transgender dubbed 'The Devil's Daughter'; Left Lutherans wondering if they can now take Communion in the Catholic Church; Routinely scolded and mocked 'rigid' Catholics; Projected images of animals and humanity onto Saint Peter's for climate change support on the Feast day of the Immaculate Conception…

2016Released a video promoting his prayer intentions featuring Muslim prayer beads, a Buddha statue, and Menorah, but no cross; Changed Roman Missal to include women in Holy Thursday foot-washing; Lutherans received Holy Communion at Saint Peter's Basilica; Announced he will participate in a joint ceremony with the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation; Suggested that John the Baptist doubted that Jesus Christ was the Messiah; Taught priests that those confessing need not verbalize their sins but can confess through 'the language of the gesture'; Proclaimed that a US Presidential candidate is 'not a Christian'; Approved of contraception in special circumstances; Praised an abortion rights advocate; Issued an Exhortation that changes the practice of denying Holy Communion to those who are in 'irregular unions' (divorced and remarried, etc.); Discussed possibility of women deacons; Compared idea of Islamic conquest to Jesus' Words in the Gospel of Saint Matthew; Said that Mother Earth is the one who 'gave us life and safeguards us'; Taught that Jesus 'knew temptation in Himself'; Elevated memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to rank of Apostle; Said that the 'the great majority of Sacramental marriages are null' then issued a clarification changing 'the great majority' to 'a portion'; Said some priests 'are animals'; Said the 'intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken; Said the Church should 'ask forgiveness to the gay person who is offended'; Said if he speaks of Islamic violence he 'must speak of Catholic violence'; Met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Added an eighth Work of Mercy, 'Caring for Our Common Home'; Prayer intention to build a society 'that places the human person at the center'


J E S U S

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them."
– Gospel of Saint Matthew –



CHRONO
LOGY LIST
2013          2014          2015          2016

 

2013


FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI Resigns – first Papal resignation in over 600 years

Lightning Strikes Saint Peter's Dome – twice

 

MARCH 13, 2013
Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes 'Pope Francis I'.  He is the first Pope from the Jesuit Order, the first Pope from the Americas, and the first Pope who became a priest after Vatican II.

First words of Pope Francis on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica 'Brothers and sisters, good evening. You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone almost to the end of the world to get him…but here we are. '

Newly elected Pope Francis jokes with Cardinals who elected him saying 'May God forgive you for what you've done.' (NEW YORK POST)

 

MARCH 14, 2013
Grand Master Gustavo Raffi of the Grand Orient Masonic Lodge of Italy praises election of Pope Francis writing  'with Pope Francis, nothing will be as it was before.'   (GRANDEORIENTE.IT)

 

MARCH 15, 2013
Pope Francis Ditches Red Shoes   (TELEGRAPH)

 

MARCH 16, 2013
Pope Francis reportedly says 'Carnival time is over!' when offered the traditional papal red cape after his election (BBC)

 

MAY 14, 2013
Pope Francis Elected After Supernatural 'Signs' in the Conclave, Says Cardinal – Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, who was himself widely tipped as a possible successor to Pope Benedict, said he had personally had two “strong signs” that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was “the chosen one” in the run up to vote. He said only divine intervention could explain the speed with which the Argentine Cardinal – who did not feature on any of the main lists of likely candidates compiled by Vatican experts – was elected. Speaking to an Anglican conference in London, he also said the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, had a “strange similarity” to the new Pope. He said that the two elections were a “little miracle” and a “sign from the Lord” that the two churches should work towards closer unity.   (THE TELEGRAPH)

 

MAY 22, 2013
Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed. 'We all have the duty to do good. For Atheists: Just do good and we'll find a meeting point'   (REUTERS) 

 

MAY 23, 2013
Pope Francis officially de-emphasizes papal titles, choosing instead to list himself first by the basic title "Bishop of Rome" in the Vatican's annual directory (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

JUNE 2, 2013
Pope Francis speaking about Jesus multiplying the bread and fish says 'Here's the miracle, that it is more a sharing than a multiplying' (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JUNE 6, 2013
In a private audience with the board of The Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious Men and Women, Pope Francis said 'There are some restorationist groups. I know some, it fell upon me to receive them in Buenos Aires. And one feels as if one goes back 60 years! Before the Council… One feels in 1940… An anecdote, just to illustrate this, it is not to laugh at it, I took it with respect, but it concerns me; when I was elected, I received a letter from one of these groups, and they said: "Your Holiness, we offer you this spiritual treasure: 3,525 rosaries." Why don't they say, 'we pray for you, we ask…', but this thing of counting… And these groups return to practices and to disciplines that I lived through – not you, because you are not old – to disciplines, to things that in that moment took place, but not now, they do not exist today…'   (REFLEXION Y LIBERACION)

 

 

JUNE 15, 2013
Pope Francis says 'We look for Jesus Christ and say: 'This is your sin, and I will sin again'. And Jesus likes that, because it was his mission: to become the sinner for us'   (NEWS.VA)

 

JUNE 30, 2013
Pope Francis tweets 'A Christian is never bored or sad. Rather, the one who loves Christ is full of joy and radiates joy.' (TWITTER)


JULY 08, 2013
Pope Francis says 'I also think with affection of those Muslim immigrants who this evening begin the fast of Ramadan, which I trust will bear abundant spiritual fruit.'    (VATICAN.VA)

 

JULY 13, 2013
Pope reportedly says that 1 in 50 Clergy are pedophiles, including Bishops and Cardinals  
(CBS NEWS)

 

JULY 16, 2013
Vatican offers 'time off purgatory' for followers of Pope Francis tweets  
(CBS NEWS)

 

JULY 26, 2013
Pope Francis tells youth: 'Be rebellious' and 'mess' with dioceses   
(THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

 

JULY 29, 2013
When asked about gay priests, Pope Francis replies 'Who am I to judge?'   (NEW YORK TIMES)  

 

AUGUST 6, 2013
Pope Restricts Use of Latin Mass by Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate   
(NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

AUGUST 30, 2013
Pope Francis breaks protocol by bowing to the Queen of Jordan   
(THE TELEGRAPH)

 

AUGUST 28, 2013
Pope Francis' Communion Wafers Made by Prisoners in Argentina   
(HUFFINGTON POST)

 

AUGUST 31, 2013
Pope Francis begins the Papal Selfie trend

 

SEPTEMBER 04, 2013
Pope Francis says 'The issue for those who do not believe in God is in obeying their own conscience' (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Pope implies The Virgin Mary has 'defects', saying "The Church and the Virgin Mary are mothers…All mothers have defects, we all have defects, but when we speak of our mother’s defects we gloss over them" (VATICAN.VA)

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Pope says church is obsessed with gays, abortion, and birth control – 'It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time….We have to find a new balance'    (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Pope Speaks Out Against Church's 'Small-Minded Rules'   (ABC NEWS)

 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
When speaking of Adoration, Pope Francis says 'Fall asleep then, sleep! He is still looking at you.(VATICAN.VA)

 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Pope Francis said  'A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.'   (AMERICA MAGAZINE)

 

OCTOBER 1, 2013
Pope Francis says:
'Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us'

'The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old'

'Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good'

'I believe in God, not in a Catholic God. There is no Catholic God'

'You know what I think about this? Heads of the Church have often been narcissists, flattered and thrilled by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy
'
   
(LA REPUBBLICA)

 

OCTOBER 10, 2013
Vatican Recalls Pope Francis Medals After Jesus' Name Misspelled  
(CBS NEWS)

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Pope Francis said 'As humans, we are born with ignorance and by working we learn culture. Therefore, we move from ignorance to culture. That is the experience of our human genius; of human work – transforming ignorance into culture through science, art, work. Man is the author of culture. So, what happens when man is no longer a builder? He takes over culture and uses it not for improvement and the good of human kind but for selfish reasons. And then things happen. Think of Hiroshima just to name you a far away example. Things happen that create ignorance. Take manipulation, using people for your own good. Consider, for example, mining, open pit mines which pollute the environment, or high voltage cables that do not protect life. I do not know. Then, man, with such culture, is capable of creating ignorance again. That is the second form of ignorance we must be careful of. Because then we create and destroy. The God Shiva, right? The myth which tells that he created the world is a current myth. The God Shiva creates the world and then destroys it. Now, it occurs to me that we are living the myth of Shiva I think.'   (VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH ARGENTINIAN DIRECTOR FERNANDO SOLANAS)

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Pope's unprecedented survey signals far-reaching reform – with Pope Francis has come a growing sense that he intends fundamental change in the way his huge Church is run – and that he wants to include "ordinary" Catholics in it. His unprecedented exercise in consultation – the survey sent to all Catholic bishops with instructions to consult as widely as possible – is a powerful further sign of reform in the old top-down way of governing the Church     (BBC)

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2013
NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) tweets 'Dear Pope Francis, thank you. Signed, #prochoice women everywhere' (TWITTER)

 

NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Pope Francis on Muslims – 'We must never forget that they profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, who will judge humanity on the last day.'   (VATICAN.VA)

 

NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Pope Francis says 'I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty(VATICAN.VA)

 

NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Pope Francis writes '…Along with the virtues, this means above all the new commandments, the first and the greatest of the commandments, and the one that best identifies us as Christ’s disciples: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12)….'   (EVANGELII GAUDIUM, VATICAN.VA)

Pope Francis writes 'Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalisations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.'   (EVANGELII GAUDIUM, VATICAN.VA)

Pope Francis writes "I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation…More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat”.'   (EVANGELII GAUDIUM, VATICAN.VA)

 

NOVEMBER 29, 2013
Pope Francis said during a homily 'In the Gospel, Jesus does not become angry, but pretends to when the disciples do not understand him.'   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

DECEMBER 3, 2013
Pope Francis Leaving Vatican At Night To Minister To Homeless? – A knowledgeable source in Rome told The Huffington Post that “Swiss guards confirmed that the pope has ventured out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women.” When Pope Francis was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, he was known to sneak out at night to break bread with the homeless, sitting with them on the street and eating with them to show that they were loved. (HUFFINGTON POST)

 

DECEMBER 11, 2013
Pope Francis says 'Never fear the final judgment, because Christ will always be at our side(LA STAMPA)

 

DECEMBER 17, 2013
Pope Francis makes the cover of The Advocate – the leading LGBT magazine

 

DECEMBER 20, 2013
Pope Francis speaking of The Virgin Mary says 'The Gospel does not tell us anything: if she spoke a word or not… She was silent, but in her heart, how many things [she] told the Lord! ‘You, that day, this and the other that we read, you had told me that he would be great, you had told me that you would have given him the throne of David, his forefather, that he would have reigned forever and now I see him there!’ Our Lady was human! And perhaps she even had the desire to say: ‘Lies! I was deceived!  (VATICAN RADIO)

 

DECEMBER 23, 2013
Time Magazine names Pope Francis 'Person of the Year'

 

DECEMBER 27, 2013
Esquire Magazine names Pope Francis 'Best Dressed Man of the Year'

 

 

2014

 

JANUARY, 2014
Pope sends iPhone message to "The Godfather of the Prosperity Gospel" televangelist Kenneth Copeland via Tony Palmer   (VIDEO)

 

JANUARY 20, 2014
Pope Francis says 'Sharing our experience in carrying that cross, to expel the illness within our hearts, which embitters our life: it is important that you do this in your meetings. Those that are Christian, with the Bible, and those that are Muslim, with the Quran. The faith that your parents instilled in you will always help you move on.'    (ROME REPORTS)

 

JANUARY 26, 2014
Pope's Peace Doves attacked by Crow and Seagull   (BBC)

 

JANUARY 28, 2014
Pope Francis is on the cover of Rolling Stone

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Pope Francis says 'If you don't feel the need for God's mercy, don't even bother going to Mass!(NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Pope Francis says 'We all know that the perfect family does not exist, nor a perfect husband or wife'   (VATICAN.VA)

 

FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Pope Francis Opens Vatican Meeting With Urge For Flexibility In Family Reforms (THE HUFFINGTON POST)

 

FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Pope Francis says 'When love fails, and it fails many times, we have to feel the pain of that failure, accompany the people who have felt the failure of their love'   (VATICAN.VA)

 

 

FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Tony Palmer, under Pope Francis's name, releases video following up on the iPhone video message he recorded of Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland.  In the video he says 'Real communion is not the bread but the brother'   
(THE ARK COMMUNITY)

 

MARCH 3, 2014
Pope Francis accidentally says 'the F word'   (HUFFINGTON POST)

 

MARCH 5, 2014
Pope Francis goes to Confession in public and breaks protocol   (REUTERS)

 

MARCH 5, 2014
Pope Francis gets his own fan magazine, Il Mio Papa (or 'My Pope')

 

MARCH 5, 2014
'Pope Francis:  Church Should Support Civil Unions' – Pope Francis suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil unions saying 'We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.' (CNN)

 

MARCH 10, 2014
As relayed by Cardinal Dolan, Pope Francis says The Catholic Church should not dismiss gay marriage, but should study it
(THE TELEGRAPH)

 

APRIL 3, 2014
Pope Francis says 'Scold the Lord a little. 'Hey you promised me this and you haven't done it!…Prayer must be a negotiation with God'   (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

APRIL 6, 2014
Pope Francis said 'Where do you think God is found? In church? No, He's found in your weaknesses.''   (ANSA)

 

APRIL 17, 2014
Pope Francis washes feet of disabled and elderly   (TIME)

 

APRIL 23, 2014
Pope Francis phones woman in invalid marriage, telling her it's okay to take Holy Communion saying 'A little Bread and Wine does no harm'

 

APRIL 24, 2014
Pope says '
There are some priests who are more papist than the Pope'

 

APRIL 28, 2014
Pope Francis tweets 'Inequality is the root of social evil'

 

MAY 9, 2014
Pope Francis calls on governments for 'Legitimate Redistribution' of wealth to the poor  
(HUFFINGTON POST)

 

MAY 12, 2014
Pope Francis quotes Hillary Clinton saying 'It takes a village to raise a child'   (ZENIT NEWS AGENCY)

 

MAY 13, 2014
Pope Francis says he would baptize aliens saying 'Who are we to close doors?'   (THE INDEPENDENT)

 

MAY 24, 2014
Pope Francis visits Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. Days later, a fire breaks out at the scene.   (THE GUARDIAN)

 

MAY 25, 2014
Pope Francis arrives in Jordan. Before his arrival, those waiting at the airport in Amman felt a magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck in Israel near its border with Jordan   (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

MAY 25, 2014
Pope Francis offers prayers at Israeli separation wall – Stop rouses controversy as pontiff invites Peres and Abbas to Rome in unprecedented papal intervention in peace process.   (THE GUARDIAN)

 

MAY 27, 2014
Pope Francis says 'Since it is not dogma, the door is always open to rethink priestly celibacy(NBC NEWS)

 

JUNE 05, 2014
Pope meets with Televangelist Joel Osteen at the Vatican   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

JUNE 08, 2014
First ever Muslim, Jewish prayers at Vatican   (NY POST)

 

JUNE 13, 2014
Interview with Spanish-language magazine "La Vanguardia"
On 'Fundamentalism':
Pope Francis said 'Violence in the name of God does not correspond with our time. It's something ancient. With historical perspective, one has to say that Christians, at times, have practiced it. When I think of the Thirty Years War, there was violence in the name of God. Today it is unimaginable, right? We arrive, sometimes, by way of religion to very serious, very grave contradictions. Fundamentalism, for example. The three religions, we have our fundamentalist groups, small in relation to all the rest. A fundamentalist group, although it may not kill anyone, although it may not strike anyone, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalists is violence in the name of God'
On Globalization:
Pope Francis said 'Well understood globalization is a wealth. Poorly understood globalization is that which nullifies differences. It is like a sphere in which all points are equidistant from the center. A globalization that enriches is like a polyhedron, all united but each preserving its particularity, its wealth, its identity, and this isn’t given. And this does not happen.'
On 'Jewish roots':
Pope Francis said 'You cannot live your Christianity, you cannot be a real Christian, if you do not recognize your Jewish roots. I don’t speak of Jewish in the sense of the Semitic race but rather in the religious sense. I think that inter-religious dialogue needs to deepen in this, in Christianity’s Jewish root and in the Christian flowering of Judaism. I understand it is a challenge, a hot potato, but it can be done as brothers. I pray every day the divine office every day with the Psalms of David. We do the 150 psalms in one week. My prayer is Jewish and I have the Eucharist, which is Christian.'
On Pope Benedict XVI's Renunciation:
Pope Francis said 'Pope Benedict has made a very significant act. He has opened the door, has created an institution, that of the of the eventual popes emeritus. 70 years ago, there were no emeritus bishops. Today how many are there? Well, as we live longer, we arrive to an age where we cannot go on with things. I will do the same as him, asking the Lord to enlighten me when the time comes and that he tell me what I have to do, and and he will tell me for sure.   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JUNE 13, 2014
Pope Enters Scottish Independence Debate With Warning Against Division – A papal warning about the consequences of national division has been interpreted as a guarded intervention in the debate on Scottish independence. Speaking about Spain's conflict with Catalonia in an interview with Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper, Pope Francis said: 'All division worries me.'   (THE GUARDIAN)

 

JUNE 23, 2014
Pope excommunicates Italian Mafia members   (CNN)

 

JUNE 24, 2014
Pope meets with Televangelist Kenneth Copeland and other Evangelicals at the Vatican   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

JUNE 29, 2014
Pope says 'communists are closeted Christians'.  
(CNN)

 

JUNE 29, 2014
Pope Francis when asked about misogyny and women in the Church said 'The fact is that woman was taken from a rib … (he laughs strongly). I’m kidding, that’s a joke. I agree that the question of women must be explored more deeply, otherwise one cannot understand the Church herself.'   
(IL MESSAGGERO)

 

JULY 9, 2014
At a private lunch Pope Francis told Brian Stiller of World Evangelical Alliance 'I’m not interested in converting evangelicals to Catholicism. I want people to find Jesus in their own community. There are so many doctrines we will never agree on. Let’s not spend our time on those. Rather, let’s be about showing the love of Jesus.'   (WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE)

 

JULY 27, 2014
Pope Francis gives his Top 10 List on how to be happy – doesn't mention Jesus once   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

JULY 28, 2014
Pope Francis apologizes to Pentecostals   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Google Translate equates Francis to a “better world” – Either it’s Google giving Francis a wink or a hacker thought of a fun way to show their support for the Holy Father. Go to Google Translate, select Italian as the source language and type in “Bergoglio”. The Pope’s surname translates as “better world” in any target language you choose. It’s hard to explain this little number and even Google Italy seems clueless as to who is responsible. (LA STAMPA)

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Pope Francis hosts all-star soccer match for peace   (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres proposes a new global "United Nations of Religions" to Pope Francis   (FOX NEWS)

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Pope Francis announces that World War III may have already begun  
(BBC)

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Pope Francis marries 20 couples – some of whom were 'living in sin'   (HUFFINGTON POST)

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Pope Francis plans on exiling Cardinal Burke   (FOX NEWS)

 

OCTOBER 5, 2014
In interview with La Nacion Pope Francis says 'The world has changed and the Church cannot lock itself into alleged interpretations of dogma.'   (LA NACION)

 

OCTOBER 6, 2014
Pope ditches Latin as official language of Vatican synod (REUTERS)

 

OCTOBER 9, 2014
Pope Francis says 'But God does not exist: Do not be shocked! So God does not exist! There is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, they are persons, they are not some vague idea in the clouds … This God spray does not exist! The three persons exist!'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

OCTOBER 9, 2014
Pope: Judas a Sinner, But No Worse Than Anyone Else – Pope Francis said 'Judas was not the one who sinned the most: I don't know who sinned the most. … Judas, poor man, is the one who closed himself to love and that is why he became a traitor. And they all ran away during the difficult time of the Passion and left Jesus alone. They are all sinners.'  (USA TODAY)

 

OCTOBER 13, 2014
Pope Francis Family Synod concludes with initial document suggesting dramatic shift in attitude toward gays – Document must be revised after public outcry

 

OCTOBER 17, 2014
Pope Francis rents outs Sistine Chapel to Porsche  
(CNN)

 

OCTOBER 19, 2014
Pope Francis says 'The Church should not fear change…by carefully surveying the signs of the times, we are making every effort to adapt ways and methods' and 'God is not afraid of new things! That is why he is continually surprising us, opening our hearts, and guiding us in unexpected ways.'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

OCTOBER 23, 2014
Pope Francis said that keeping inmates isolated in maximum security prisons is 'a form of torture' and called life sentences 'a hidden death penalty' that should be abolished along with capital punishment   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

OCTOBER 27, 2014
Pope Says Evolution, Big Bang Are Real, saying 'God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life…Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.'   (USA TODAY)

 

OCTOBER 27, 2014
Pope Francis says 'But there is a third group of Christians…They are lukewarm. They are neither light not dark. And God does not love these'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

OCTOBER 28, 2014
Pope Francis says 'Jesus prays to the Father for us(NEWS.VA)

 

OCTOBER 29, 2014
Pope Francis says 'It's strange, but if I talk about these subjects then the Pope is a communist, according to some. The fact that the love for the poor is in the center of the gospel is misunderstood.' (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Francis codifies pope's ability to fire bishops   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

NOVEMBER 25, 2014
It is reported in Austin Ivereigh's book The Great Reformer, that Tony Palmer, an Anglican and long time friend of Pope Francis, spoke to Bergoglio about whether he should become Catholic. Mr. Palmer described the Cardinal’s response as: “[Bergoglio] told me that we need to have bridge-builders. He counseled me not to take the step because it looked like I was choosing a side and I would cease to be a bridge-builder.”   (THE GREAT REFORMER)

 

NOVEMBER 29, 2014
Pope Francis prays in Istanbul's Blue Mosque – Francis took off his shoes as he entered the huge mosque, before bowing his head in prayer for several minutes, facing Mecca and standing next to Istanbul's Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaranwith Muslim  (REUTERS)

 

DECEMBER 2, 2014
Pope Francis unites Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists in joint declaration against 'slavery'  (NEWS.VA)

 

DECEMBER 2, 2014
Pope Francis compares Islamic Terrorists to Christian fundamentalists, saying 'We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups'   (REUTERS)

 

DECEMBER 3, 2014
Pope Francis fires head of the Swiss Guard   (NY DAILY NEWS)

 

DECEMBER 14, 2014
Pope Francis says 'I confess something to you, when I have seen a Christian…with such rigidness on the outside, I ask the Lord: ‘But Lord, throw a banana peel in front of them, so that they will take a good fall, and feel shame that they are sinners…'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

 

2015

 

JANUARY 15, 2015
Pope Francis says there are limits on free speech and if someone speaks badly about his mother, they could 'expect a punch'   (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

 

JANUARY 19, 2015
Pope Francis tells Catholics they 'do not need to breed like rabbits'   (BBC)

 

JANUARY 19, 2015
Pope Francis again references a 1907 apocalyptic book about the reign of the Anti-Christ and the End of the World titled "Lord of the World" by Robert Hugh Benson

 


JANUARY 25, 2015
Balloons Replace Doves as the Vatican Symbol of Peace   (TIME)



JANUARY 27, 2015
Pope Francis meets with, hugs transgender person dubbed 'devil's daughter' "Francis told Lejarraga in an initial phone call that God loves all his children 'as they are.' He went on: "You are a son of God and the Church loves you and accepts you as you are.'"
(NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Pope Francis Slams 'Prejudiced Mentality' Of Believers Who Fearfully Cling To Religious Laws  
(HUFFINGTON POST)

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2015
New Ways Ministry, a gay Catholic group gets audience with Pope Francis and VIP treatment at Vatican for first time  
(REUTERS)

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Pope Francis Arranges For Homeless Man To Be Buried In The Vatican  
(THE GUARDIAN)

 

MARCH 5, 2015
Pope Francis says in interview 'I told the Lord: 'you are taking care of me. But if your will is that I die or that they do something to me, I ask you only one favor: that it doesn't hurt. Because I'm a big coward when it comes to physical pain.'  
(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

MARCH 7, 2015
While commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first time a pope celebrated Mass in the vernacular following the Second Vatican Council Pope Francis said 'You cannot turn back. We have to always go forward, always forward and who goes back is making a mistake…Let us give thanks to the Lord for what he has done in his church in these 50 years of liturgical reform. It was really a courageous move by the church to get closer to the people of God so that they could understand well what it does, and this is important for us: to follow Mass like this.'  
(NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

MARCH 13, 2015
Pope Francis said of his election 'They (the Cardinals in the Conclave) asked me if I accepted. I said yes. I don't know if they made me take an oath, I don't remember.'  
(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

MARCH 15, 2015
Pope Francis, when asked 'What happens to that lost soul? Will it be punished?' replied 'there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the beatitude of living in the presence of the Father. The souls that are annihilated will not take part in that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is finished.' 
(LA REPUBBLICA)

 

MARCH 22, 2015
Pope Francis Credited With Performing 'Miracle' As St. Gennaro's Blood Liquifies in Naples  
(HUFFINGTON POST)

 

APRIL 4, 2015
Pope Francis washes the feet of men, women, and a transgender man named 'Isabel' for Holy Thursday at the Roman prison Rebibbia.  
(ASSOCIATED PRESS / VIDEO)

 

APRIL 7, 2015
Pope Francis collaborates on commercial pop song with Italian-Argentine musician Odino Faccia titled "So We Can All Be One". Lyrics include "The future is in your mind, In your hands and in your heart. So that all may be one – Gone are the walls, Only the value of the meeting, Which it is the bridge to peace
(CBS NEWS)

 

APRIL 28, 2015
Pope Francis says
'How I wish that Christians could kneel in veneration when a poor person enters the church.'   (VATICAN RADIO)


APRIL 29, 2015
Pope Francis jokes 'being Argentinian, they thought I would call myself  Jesus II'   (NY TIMES)

APRIL 29, 2015
Pope Francis demands equal pay for women, calls pay gap 'Pure
Scandal'   (NBC NEWS)

 

MAY 6, 2015
Pope Francis d
irects Priests to grant forgiveness to women who had abortions and former abortion doctors

 

MAY 7, 2015
Pope Francis
says decline of marriage 'Is a Form of Male Chauvinism'   (CNS NEWS)

 

MAY 7, 2015
Pope Francis
makes history by welcoming a woman archbishop (Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Head of The Church of Sweden) to an official audience at the Apostolic Palace for the first time  (HUFFINGTON POST)

 

MAY 13, 2015
Vatican officially recognizes Palestinian State in new treaty

 

MAY 29, 2015
Pope Francis said 'There is also a question, whose explanation one does not learn in a catechesis. It is a question I frequently ask myself and many of you, many people ask: “Why do children suffer?”. And there are no answers. This too is a mystery. I just look to God and ask:“But why?”. And looking at the Cross: “Why is your Son there? Why?”. It is the mystery of the Cross. I often think of Our Lady, when they handed down to her the dead body of her Son, covered with wounds, spat on, bloodied and soiled. And what did Our Lady do? “Did she carry him away?”. No, she embraced him, she caressed him. Our Lady, too, did not understand. Because she, in that moment, remembered what the Angel had said to her: “He will be King, he will be great, he will be a prophet…”; and inside, surely, with that wounded body lying in her arms, that body that suffered so before dying, inside surely she wanted to say to the Angel: “Liar! I was deceived.” She, too, had no answers.(VATICAN.VA)

 

MAY 24, 2015
Pope Francis publishes the "environmental Encyclical", Laudato si’Some quotes:
When our hearts are authentically open to universal communion, this sense of fraternity excludes nothing and no one. It follows that our indifference or cruelty towards fellow creatures of this world sooner or later affects the treatment we mete out to other human beings.
The creatures of this world no longer appear to us under merely natural guise because the risen One is mysteriously holding them to himself and directing them towards fullness as their end.
The very flowers of the field and the birds which his human eyes contemplated and admired are now imbued with his radiant presence.
If we approach nature and the environment without this openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on their immediate needs. By contrast, if we feel intimately united with all that exists, then sobriety and care will well up spontaneously.
"Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us."
"All creatures are moving forward with us and through us towards a common point of arrival, which is God, in that transcendent fullness where the risen Christ embraces and illumines all things. Human beings, endowed with intelligence and love, and drawn by the fullness of Christ, are called to lead all creatures back to their Creator."
(VATICAN.VA)

 

 

JUNE 3, 2015
One of Pope’s closest advisors, Argentinean Archbishop Victor Fernández, gives interview explaining how Pope Francis is changing the Church, saying 'The pope goes slow because he wants to be sure that the changes have a deep impact. The slow pace is necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the changes. He knows there are those hoping that the next pope will turn everything back around. If you go slowly it's more difficult to turn things back… . You have to realize that he is aiming at reform that is irreversible…No, there’s no turning back. If and when Francis is no longer pope, his legacy will remain strong. For example, the pope is convinced that the things he’s already written or said cannot be condemned as an error. Therefore, in the future anyone can repeat those things without fear of being sanctioned.'   (Italian newspaper CORRIERE DELLA SERA, May 10, 2015)

 

JUNE 6, 2015
The Pastoral Staff of Pope Francis breaks during a trip to Sarajevo – it is repaired with adhesive tape   (LA STAMPA)

 

JUNE 8, 2015
Pope Francis says to journalists 'Pray for me, and if some of you can't pray because you are not believers, send me good vibrations.'   (CNN)

 

JUNE 12, 2015
Pope Francis to hold his first public meeting with gay activist Simón Cazal, executive director of LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY on July 11, 2015 (PEOPLE MAGAZINE)

 

JUNE 18, 2015
Call for 'Ecological Conversion' – Pope Francis' plea for humanity in his new encyclical Laudato Si (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

JUNE 23, 2015
Pope Francis Says Weapons Manufacturers Shouldn’t Call Themselves Christians (HUFFINGTON POST)

 

JUNE 23, 2015
Pope Francis tweets "God’s love is free. He asks for nothing in return; all he wants is for his love to be accepted."
(TWITTER)

 

JUNE 29, 2015
Bolivian Culture Minister Marko Machicaoope says Pope Francis 'specifically requested' to chew coca leaves during his visit to Bolivia. Coca leaves (the raw ingredient for cocaine) were declared an illegal substance under the 1961 UN convention on narcotic drugs.  Pope Francis clarified in a July 13 airplane press conference that he did not try the coca leaves.  When asked where his energy comes from he said 'What drugs are you on? That was the real question. Maté tea helps me but I didn’t try the coca leaves, let me make that clear!'   (REUTERS / LA STAMPA)

 

JULY 7, 2015
Pope hints at 'scandalous' changes for the church – Referring to the synod on the family to be held in October, Pope Francis said to a large crowd 'I ask you to pray fervently for this intention, so that Christ can take even what might seem to us impure, scandalous or threatening, and turn it … into a miracle. Families today need miracles!'   (CNN)

 

JULY 9, 2015
Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis (THE GUARDIAN)

 

JULY 9, 2015
Pope Francis (speaking about Jesus multiplying the fish and loaves) during a homily for the Votive Mass of the Most Holy Eucharist in Bolivia said 'He takes a little bread and some fish, he blesses them and then gives them to his disciples to share with the crowd. This is how the miracle takes place. It is not magic or sorcery. With these three gestures, Jesus is able to turn a mentality which discards others into a mindset of communion and community….And we can imagine this now: we can imagine how they kept passing the loaves and fishes from hand to hand until the food reached those who were farthest away. Jesus managed to generate a current among his followers: they all went on sharing what was their own, turning it into a gift for the others; and that is how they all got to eat their fill. Incredibly, food was left over: they collected it in seven baskets.' (VATICAN)

 

JULY 12, 2015
Pope Francis had accepted a 'Communist Crucifix' featuring a hammer and sickle from Bolivian President Evo Morales on his arrival in Boliva on July 9.  When asked about the controversial gift, Pope Francis said 'I understand this work. For me it wasn't an offense. I carry it with me.'   (THE GUARDIAN)

 

JULY 12, 2015
The New York Times
recapped the Pope's South America trip, writing:
  "he censured capitalism, championed the rights of the poor, warned of irreversible damage to the planet and urged youths to 'make a mess'.  In passionate speeches, the Argentine pontiff urged the destitute to change the world economic order and branded the unfettered pursuit of money as the 'dung of the devil'.  He also sought forgiveness for the sins committed by the Catholic Church against native Americans during the colonial era.  …
Francis called for the poor to have the "sacred rights" of labour, lodging, and land…Food and shelter were essential to human dignity, he said…Francis said that protecting the environment was no longer a choice but a duty if the world wanted to save the planet from ruin.
"   (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

 

JULY 13, 2015
At least 14 people were bitten by snakes and had to be attended by medics during a Mass conducted by Pope Francis in the Paraguayan city of Asuncion   (ALJAZEERA)

 

JULY 20, 2015
Vatican Communications official Fr. Federico Lombardi tells National Geographic 'No one knows all of what he’s doing. His personal secretary doesn’t even know. I have to call around: One person knows one part of his schedule, someone else knows another part…the structure of the curia is no longer clear. The process is ongoing, and what will be at the end, no one knows. The secretary of state is not as centralized, and the pope has many relations that are directed by him alone, without any mediation. In a sense, this is positive, because in the past there were criticisms that someone had too much power over the pope. They cannot say this is the case now.(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

 

JULY 28, 2015
'The Pope Francis Statement That Changed the Church on LGBT Issues' – '…Under the leadership of Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is evolving on LGBT issues….The church is beginning to discern more deeply the full measure of God’s presence in LGBT individuals and, yes, couples, too…'   (TIME MAGAZINE)

 

JULY 29, 2015
'Shadow council' speaker pushes Church acceptance of contraception, gay sex (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

AUGUST 5, 2015
Pope Francis said Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried 'are not, in fact, excommunicated — they are not excommunicated — and they absolutely must not be treated as if they were'   (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

AUGUST 5, 2015
Pope Francis Invites
Oprah, William Morris Agent Agent Ari Emanuel, television producer Brian Grazer, actor Matt Damon, supermogul David Geffen to to the Vatican for summit on how the church is perceived by Western media
(CATHOLIC VOTE, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)

 

AUGUST 10, 2015
Pope Francis calls Europe's rejection of migrants an 'Act of War'   (THE INDEPENDENT)

 

AUGUST 10, 2015
Vatican For Sale: Very Wealthy Rent the Sistine Chapel, Dine with the Pope and Buy Secret Archives – 'Billionaires now have the opportunity to not only visit the Archives but also purchase a one-of-a-kind high quality copy of a transcript on parchment with a very high price tag (over $100,000 per page). But only an elite group of investors know how to get involved in this opportunity.'
(FORBES)

 

AUGUST 25, 2015
Pope Francis says 'In opposing every attempt to create a rigid uniformity, we can and must build unity on the basis of our diversity of languages, cultures and religions, and lift our voices against everything which would stand in the way of such unity' (VATICAN RADIO)

 

AUGUST 30, 2015
Francis Effect’ Prompts Six in Ten American Catholics to Support Gay Marriage (BRIETBART)

 

AUGUST 31, 2015
During a 'virtual audience' with David Muir called 'Pope Francis and the People', Pope Francis said 'Friendship in society, that's what God created us for.'   (ABC NEWS)

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Pope Francis emphasizes forgiveness for women who have abortions (THE WASHINGTON POST)

 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Catholics Clash With Church Over 'Sins,' Survey Finds – 'new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans who identify as Catholic are surprisingly open to non-traditional families, and many don't see birth control, cohabitation, remarriage or gay sex as sins — no matter what the Vatican says. Much smaller but still significant percentages don't even see abortion — grounds for excommunication under canon law — as a sin…Pope Francis, who is coming to the U.S. later this month, has won fans for a less judgmental approach to Catholic rule-breakers' (NBC NEWS).

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
Pope Francis said in a video message to theologians 'Doctrine is not a closed system devoid of dynamics able to raise questions, doubts, inquiries' (CATHOLIC HERALD)

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
Pope Asks All European Parishes to Take In a Refugee Family (VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
Pope Francis Reforms Roman Catholic Marriage Annulment Procedures (NBC NEWS)

 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Pope Francis said during a homily 'If you are a priest and you can’t manage to be merciful, tell your bishop who will give you a job in administration but please don’t go into the confessional box!  A priest who is not merciful does a lot of harm in the confessional box! He beats people. ‘No, Father, I am merciful but I’m a bit stressed….? It’s true…. Before going to hear confessions, go to your doctor who will give you some pills to make you less stressed' (VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
In dossier Vatican officials accuse the Holy Father of "giving up an important dogma (annulment process), and assert that he has introduced de facto 'Catholic divorce'…argues that Francis 'circumvented' the regulated process for changing legislation for the universal Church and that motu proprio papal commission had been ordered to keep silent…this decision and others are effectively isolating the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and that the Pope is steadily making their work superfluous." (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
In radio interview interview with Marcelo Figueroa, an evangelical Protestant who is a personal friend of the Pope and journalist at Buenos Aires’ Radio Milenium, Pope Francis said '…Fundamentalists keep God away from accompanying his people, they divert their minds from him and transform him into an ideology. So in the name of this ideological god, they kill, they attack, destroy, slander. Practically speaking, they transform that God into a Baal, an idol..No religion is immune from its own fundamentalisms. In every religion there will be a small group of fundamentalists whose work is to destroy for the sake of an idea, and not reality. And reality is superior to ideas…It’s obvious we’re mistreating creation. We’re not the friends of creation, we treat her sometimes like the worst enemy'  (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 


SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
In a homily Pope Francis says 'Jesus became the greatest sinner without having committed any. Paul tells us: ‘He became sin for us’, by taking on the image ‘He became the snake. He became sin to save us’; this is the message in the Liturgy of the Word today, the path of Jesus.'  
(VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Speaking to youth in Havana Pope Francis did not mention the Name of Jesus once – He said: '…Sure, a person sometimes dreams of things that are never going to happen. But dream them. Desire them. Seek the horizon. Open yourselves to great things. Don’t be wimpy. Open yourselves and dream. Dream that the world with you can be different. Dream that if you give the best of yourself, you are going to help this world be different. Don’t forget. Dream. If you get carried away and dream too much and life cuts you off, don't worry. Dream and share your dreams. Speak about the great things that you want, because inasmuch as your capacity to dream is greater, when life leaves you only half way, you will have gone farther. So, first dream
When a religion becomes a "little convent" it loses the best that it has, it loses its reality of adoring God, of believing in God. It’s a little convent of words, of prayers, of "I’m good and you’re bad,’ of moral regulations. I have my ideology, my way of thinking and you have yours; I close myself in this "little convent" of ideology. Open hearts. Open minds. If you are different than me, why don’t we talk? Why do we always throw rocks at that which separates us? At that in which we are differing? Why don’t we hold hands in that which we have in common? '   (ZENIT)

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
A journalist asked 'There have already been discussions about a communist Pope, now there are event those who speak of a Pope who isn’t Catholic. In the face of these considerations, what do you think?'. Pope Francis answered 'A cardinal friend of mine told me that a very concerned woman, very Catholic, went to him. A bit rigid, but Catholic. And she asked him if it was true that in the Bible, they spoke of an antichrist, and she explained it to him. And also in the Apocalypse, no? And, then, if it was true that an anti-pope, who is the antichrist, the anti-Pope. But why is she asking me this question, this cardinal asked me? “Because I’m sure that Pope Francis is the anti-pope,” she said. And why does she ask this, why does she have this idea? “It’s because he doesn’t wear red shoes.”'  
(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Arizona Mother Recalls When Her Daughter's Heart Healed After a Kiss from Pope Francis  
(PEOPLE)

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
In a homily at Saint Patrick's Cathedral Pope Francis says 'if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and produce no fruit, we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus… and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross'  
(NEW YORK TIMES)


SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Cardinal Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, confessed to being part of a radical "mafia" reformist group opposed to Benedict XVI. He said he was part of a secret club of cardinals opposed to Pope Benedict XVI. He called it a "mafia" club that bore the name of St. Gallen. The group wanted a drastic reform of the Church, to make it "much more modern", and for Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to head it. The group, which also comprised Cardinal Walter Kasper and the late Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, has been documented in Austen Ivereigh's biography of Pope Francis, The Great Reformer.  
(NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Pope Francis Wants To Be President Of The World – Francis is also campaigning to lead public, secular, political discourse worldwide. He is arguing that the two realms of faith and politics are one
 
(HUFFINGTON POST)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!' – a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! is the Vatican-approved LP, collaboration with Believe Digital, which features the Pontiff delivering sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant. Wake Up! arrives November 27th  
(ROLLING STONE)

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
Openly gay actor, journalist, comedian, and vocal supporter of same-sex marriage Mo Rocca served as a Lector (reader) at Pope Francis' Madison Square Garden Mass  
(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Shakira Performs John Lennon's 'Imagine' for the Pope at the United Nations – Shakira performed an acoustic version of “Imagine” following the Pope’s speech at the United Nations, lyrics include 'Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky…Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too'   (BILLBOARD/TIME)

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Pope Francis said 'Look, in the Church women are more important than men, because the church is a woman. It is “la” church, not “il” church. The Church is the bride of Jesus Christ. And the Madonna is more important than popes and bishops and priests. I must admit we are a bit late in an elaboration of the theology of women. We have to move ahead with that theology. Yes, that’s true.' (VATICAN RADIO)

 

OCTOBER 1, 2015
Final Roster of Synod Fathers Revealed –  those pushing for Church reform in pastoral practice (divorce, homosexuality) figure highly, especially among those personally chosen by the Holy Fathermany, if not the majority, of the Pope’s choices are those who would like to see changes in pastoral practice regarding issues relating to marriage and the family…Controversially, the Pope has again chosen 82-year-old Cardinal Godfried Danneels who reportedly advised the king of Belgium to sign an abortion law , told a victim of sexual abuse to keep quiet and once said same-sex 'marriage' was a 'positive development' (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

OCTOBER 2, 2015
Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S. – Pope Francis held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an atheist and openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several other friends to the Vatican Embassy on September 23 for a brief visit with the Pope. Grassi said the Pope has long known that he is gay, but has never condemned his sexuality or his same-sex relationship, has never been judgmental, or said anything negative.   (CNN)

 

OCTOBER 2, 2015
The Pope's meeting with Kim Davis (the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples) on September 24 at the Vatican Embassy in Washington was not intended as a show of support for her cause, the Vatican said Friday. Frederico Lombardi said 'several dozen' people were present at the Vatican Embassy during the meeting, saying 'Such brief greetings occur on all papal visits and are due to the Pope's characteristic kindness and availability…The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis, and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.'  
(CNN)

 

OCTOBER 5, 2015
Pope says Church can't be 'museum', must be open to change    (REUTERS)

 

OCTOBER 17, 2015
The Plot to Change Catholicism – '…Francis’s purpose is simple: He favors the proposal, put forward by the church’s liberal cardinals, that would allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion without having their first marriage declared null….'  (NEW YORK TIMES)

 

OCTOBER 18, 2015
Pope Francis calls for changes to papacy and a more decentralized church  (RELIGION NEWS SERVICE)

 

OCTOBER 24, 2015
Pope Francis addresses Synod of Bishops at conclusion – 'It was about bearing witness to everyone that, for the Church, the Gospel continues to be a vital source of eternal newness, against all those who would “indoctrinate” it in dead stones to be hurled at others. It was also about laying bare the closed hearts which frequently hide even behind the Church’s teachings or good intentions, in order to sit in the chair of Moses and judge, sometimes with superiority and superficiality, difficult cases and wounded families…It was about trying to open up broader horizons, rising above conspiracy theories and blinkered viewpoints, so as to defend and spread the freedom of the children of God, and to transmit the beauty of Christian Newness, at times encrusted in a language which is archaic or simply incomprehensible….we have also seen that what seems normal for a bishop on one continent, is considered strange and almost scandalous for a bishop from another; what is considered a violation of a right in one society is an evident and inviolable rule in another; what for some is freedom of conscience is for others simply confusion. Cultures are in fact quite diverse, and each general principle needs to be inculturated, if it is to be respected and applied….The Synod experience also made us better realize that the true defenders of doctrine are not those who uphold its letter, but its spirit; not ideas but people; not formulae but the gratuitousness of God’s love and forgiveness….The Church’s first duty is not to hand down condemnations or anathemas, but to proclaim God’s mercy, to call to conversion, and to lead all men and women to salvation in the Lord.'    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

OCTOBER 28, 2015
Pope Francis' jokes to the World Jewish Congress with David de Rothschild in attendance. He told the story of an anti-Semitic priest who never missed an opportunity to attack the Jews. 'One day, in a sermon, the priest found a pretext and began to attack Jews, as always, in virulent form. Suddenly, Jesus came down from the cross, looked to the Virgin and says, 'Mom, let's go, it seems that they do not like us here.'' (LA NACION)

 

OCTOBER 29, 2015
Pope: God can only love and not condemn – Pope Francis says God can only love and not condemn and that love is His weakness and our victory. He said we are so closely bound to God’s love that nothing can sever us from it….'The gift is God’s love, a God who can’t sever himself from us. That is the impotence of God. We say: ‘God is all powerful, He can do everything!” Except for one thing: Sever Himself from us!…It’s impossible for God to not love us! And this is our safeguard….He is waiting, he is not condemning (us) and he is weeping. Why? Because he loves (us)!(VATICAN RADIO)

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Pope Francis said 'The diverse opinion of the bishops is part of this modernity of the Church and of the diverse societies in which she operated, but the goal is the same, and for that which regards the admission of the divorced to the Sacraments, it confirms that this principle has been accepted by the Synod. This is bottom line result, the de facto appraisals are entrusted to the confessors, but at the end of faster or slower paths, all the divorced who ask will be admitted.' (LA REPUBBLICA)

 

NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Pope Says As a Boy He Wanted to Be a Butcher  (REUTERS)

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Pope Francis: The Christian includes; Pharisees exclude – "The Christian includes, he does not close the door to anyone, even if this provokes resistance…The attitude of the Scribes and the Pharisees is the same, they exclude. [They say,] ‘We are the perfect, we follow the law. These people are sinners, they are publicans’; and the attitude of Jesus is to include. There are two paths in life: the path exclusion of persons from our community and the path of inclusion…This is the ‘including’ of God, against the exclusion of those who judge, who drive away people, persons: ‘No, no to this, no to that, no to that…’; and a little of circle of friends is created, which is their environment. It is a dialectic between exclusion and inclusion. God has included us all in salvation, all!(VATICAN RADIO)

 

NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Catholicism can and must change, Francis forcefully tells Italian church gathering – Pope Francis said 'I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat”…Christian doctrine is not a closed system incapable of generating questions, doubts and uncertainties, but it is living, it knows how to disturb and to encourage. Its face is not rigid, it has a body that moves and develops, it has tender flesh;Christian doctrine is called Jesus Christ….The Christian humanism that you are called upon to live radically affirms that dignity of every person as Son of God, establishes between all human beings a fundamental fraternity, teaches to understand work, to inhabit creation as our common home, and provides reasons for joy and humour, even in a life that is often very hard.'    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Pope Francis said 'Because Jesus gave us the Eucharist as a meal, there is a close relationship between families and the Mass.  The togetherness we experience in our families is meant, in the family of the Church, to extend to all as a sign of God’s universal love.  In this way the Eucharist becomes a school of inclusion, in which we learn to be attentive to the needs of everyone.  Sadly, the family meal, this great symbol of togetherness, is disappearing in some societies.  Food itself, the very sign of our sharing with other, is wantonly wasted in some places, while our brothers and sisters go hungry in others.  The Eucharist reminds us that our bread is meant to be shared with all.  May our families, and the entire Church, be signs of togetherness and solidarity for the good of the whole human family, especially during the coming Jubilee of Mercy.'    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Pope Francis suggests Lutherans might discern taking Catholic communion individually – Pope Francis has strikingly suggested that Lutherans married to Catholics can personally discern whether to take Communion in the Catholic church, saying it is not his role to give permission to such persons but to encourage them to listen to what God is telling them about their situations. In a moving ecumenical visit to Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, the pontiff also called for “reconciled diversity” between the Christian denominations and said both must ask forgiveness of each other for historic persecutions. Pope Francis said 'I ask myself: Is sharing the Lord’s Supper the end of a path or is it the viaticum for walking together? It is true that in a certain sense sharing is to say that there are not differences among us, that we have the same doctrine — I underline the word, a word difficult to understand — but I ask myself: Don’t we have the same Baptism? And if we have the same baptism, we must walk together. You are a witness of an even profound path because it is a conjugal path, a path truly of family, of human love, and of shared faith. We have the same Baptism….I respond to you only with a question, What can I do with my husband, so that the Lord’s Supper accompanies me in the paths of my life? It is a problem to which everyone must respond but a pastor friend told me: ‘We believe that the Lord is present there. He is present. You believe that the Lord is present. And what is the difference?’ There are explanations, interpretations. Life is bigger than explanations and interpretations. Always make reference to Baptism. One faith, one baptism, one Lord,’ Paul tells us, 'From there, grab hold of the consequences.' I will not ever dare to give permission to do this because it is not my competence. One Baptism, one Lord, one faith. Speak with the Lord and go forward. I do not dare to say more.' (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Obama Invokes Pope Francis to Justify Taking Syrian Refugees – "President Obama on Monday invoked Pope Francis as a way to justify taking in thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria, despite warnings from Congress and several states that doing so runs the risk of taking in terrorists disguised as refugees. "When Pope Francis came to visit the United States and gave a speech before Congress, he didn't just speak about Christians who were being persecuted, he didn't call on Catholic parishes just to admit those who were of the same religious faith, he said protect people who were vulnerable," Obama said in remarks to the press in Turkey."  (THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER)

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Pope Francis Answers Kids' Letters in New Book  – "Pope Francis will answer young readers’ letters in a book that Chicago’s Loyola Press announced Tuesday it will publish March 1 to be titled “Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the World” – will include the pope’s responses to 30 handwritten letters from children 6 to 13 years old from around the world."  (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Catholic Bishops Revise Voter Guide After Debate Over ‘Pope Francis Agenda’ – "The nation’s Catholic bishops on Tuesday (Nov. 17) passed an updated guide for Catholic voters ahead of next year’s elections, but only after airing unusually sharp disagreements on how much they can, and should, adjust their priorities to match those of Pope Francis. More than any other item on the agenda of the bishops’ annual meeting here, the debate over the lengthy voter guide, called “Faithful Citizenship,” revealed deep divides among the bishops and provided a snapshot of the extent of the “Francis effect” on the U.S. hierarchy." (THE WASHINGTON POST)

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Pope Francis calls Christmas a ‘charade’ as the ‘World continues to wage war’    (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Neurotic priests scare me, says Pope – In comments that had his audience chuckling at a conference on training for the priesthood, the 78-year-old pontiff revealed he is instinctively suspicious of overly pious candidates. Pope Francis said 'I will tell you sincerely, I'm scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!…If you are sick, if you are neurotic, go and see a doctor, spiritual or physical. The doctor will give you pills. But, please, don't let the faithful pay for neurotic priests…There are often young men who are psychologically unstable without knowing it and who look for strong structures to support them. For some it is the police or the army but for others it is the clergy. When a youngster is too rigid, too fundamentalist, I don't feel confident (about him). Behind it there is something he himself does not understand. Keep your eyes open!' (AFP)

 

NOVEMBER 21, 2015
Pope Francis says to educators 'To educate is not only to catechize and evangelize in schools, but to open youth to a dimension of transcendence combating every sort of closedness.  Therefore, educators should feel called to take risks because where there is rigidity, there is no humanity, and Christ does not enter.' (VATICAN RADIO)

 

NOVEMBER 26, 2015
Pope Francis tweets 'May my visit to Africa be a sign of the Church’s esteem for all religions, and strengthen our bonds of friendship.'   (TWITTER)

 

NOVEMBER 27, 2015
Pope Francis said to youth in Kenya 'When you don’t understand something, when desperation hits you then look at the cross. That is the great failure of God, that is the destruction of God, and it’s a challenge to our faith. And this is hope, because history did not end in that failure. Rather it’s in the resurrection of Christ that renewed all of us. I am going to tell you something personal. It’s 12 (o’clock) are you hungry? (Laughter and cheers). I am going to tell you something private. In my pocket I always carry two thing: a rosary to pray something which seems odd, this is here is the history of God’s failure, it’s the way of the cross, a small way of the cross, as Jesus suffered and when they condemned him right up to where he was buried with these two things I do the best I can.'   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Pope Francis Sends Shoes to Stand in at Paris Climate Protest – "Pope Francis may not be in Paris, but he took the shoes off his feet to show solidarity with protesters there who are demanding global government action on climate change. Standing in for the thousands of protesters that had planned to be outside of Paris’ Place de la Republique for the beginning of the crucial COP21 climate talks instead are thousands of pairs of shoes. An unassuming pair of black Oxfords sits among the thousands of shoes with a placard that sets it apart.
“Laudato Si,” says a laminated piece of paper next to the shoes, referencing the pope’s second encyclical about the dangers of climate change. The card has Pope Francis’ signature on it for authentication purposes." (SUN TIMES)

 

NOVEMBER 30, 2015
In in-flight interview from Africa to Rome Pope Francis says:
'Yesterday, I went to the Evangelicals, who work hard. And then they came to Mass in the evening. Today I went to the mosque. I prayed in the mosque. Even the Imam got into the popemobile to take a ride around the small stadium. These are small gestures, is that which they want. Because, there is a small group. I think that is Christian, or they say they are Christian, which is is very violent. I don’t really understand this. But, it’s not ISIS, it’s another thing. It’s Christian.'

(after being asked about the dangers of fundamentalism and the Paris attack by ISIS)
'One of the greatest values is the fraternity among us. We are all children of God. We have the same father. In this sense, we have to make politics of unity, reconciliation. A word that I don’t like, but I have to use it is “tolerance.” But, not only tolerance, co-existence, friendship. That’s how it is. Fundamentalism is a sickness that exists in all religions. We Catholics have some, not just some, so many, who believe they have the absolute truth and they move forward with calumnies, with defamation and they hurt (people), they hurt. And, I say this because it’s my Church, also us, all of us. It must be combated.'

(after being asked about the conference on climate change in Paris, COP21)
'I am not sure. I am not sure. But, I can tell you: (it’s) now or never. But, from the first that was in Tokyo, no. They did few things. Every year, the problems are more serious. Speaking to a meeting of university students about what world we want to leave our children, one said, “But are you sure there will be children in this generation? We’ve reached the limit. We’re on the verge of suicide, to use a strong word. And, I’m sure that nearly the entirety of all of those in Paris for the COP21 have this awareness and want to do something.'

(after being asked what Islam and Mohamed have to say to the world today)
'They have virtues, many virtues and these virtues are constructive. I also have the experience of friendship – it’s a strong word, friendship – with a Muslim, a world leader, we can talk, and he had his beliefs and I had mine, he prayed and I prayed. (There are) many values,prayer for example, fasting, religious values. Also other virtues…We can’t cancel out a religious because there are some, or even many fundamentalist groups at a certain point in history. It’s true, wars between religions have always been there throughout history, always. We also need to ask for forgiveness, Catherine de’Medici was no saint, and that 30 years war, that night of St. Bartholomew, we must also ask for forgiveness from the fundamentalist extremists in the religious wars. But they have virtues, one can dialogue with them. Today I was at a mosque, an Imam prayed with me, he wanted to go around the small stadium with me in the popemobile, where there were many who couldn’t enter, and in the popemobile there was the Pope and an Imam. It was possible to speak. As everywhere, there are people with religious values, there are people who don’t…how many wars, not only religious, wars we Christians have made. It wasn’t the Muslims who did the Sack of Rome. They have virtues.' (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

DECEMBER 1, 2015
Pope Francis is PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Person of the Year (TIME)

 

DECEMBER 2, 2015
'Call Me Francis' a film about “the people’s pope,” has world premier at Vatican – "Depicting what the director Daniele Luchetti described as the “salient moments” of the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he became pope, the film opens with a flashback to 1960s Buenos Aires and a young Bergoglio sneaking a kiss with a girlfriend, a scene that prompted nervous titters from one group of young nuns. (The same group laughed when the future pope, still a Jesuit novice, was told by his superiors that he “prayed badly.”)…All of the tickets at the premiere on Tuesday were reserved for the needy and the volunteers who care for them…'The pope wanted to offer the lowly and the poor their rightful place of honor' said Msgr. Ravelli of the Office of Papal Charities….Among them were people from refugee centers in Roman suburbs and some of the homeless people who wash in the Vatican’s public showers just a few steps from the colonnade that surrounds St. Peter’s Square….The film opens in 700 theaters throughout Italy on Thursday, an exceptionally high number for an Italian release." (NEW YORK TIMES)
The film was produced by Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset’s Medusa and TaoDue companies. (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)

 

DECEMBER 3, 2015
Meme of Pope Francis 'Rapping' Goes Viral on Social Media – "Fresh off releasing his debut album, Jorge Mario Bergoglio – better known by his stage name, Pope Francis – has become a social media sensation after an image of the pontiff's trip to the Central African Republic appears to show him in the midst of laying down some hot lines." (FOX NEWS)

 

DECEMBER 3, 2015
Pope Francis says 'The world is in need of discovering that God is Father, that there is mercy, that cruelty isn’t the way, that condemnation isn’t the way, because the Church herself sometimes follows a hard line, she falls into the temptation of following a hard line, into the temptation of stressing only the moral rules, many people are excludedNot everyone understands when there is talk of “God’s maternity,” it’s not a popular language – in the good sense of the word – it seems a language that is somewhat chosen. Therefore, I prefer to use tenderness, proper to a mother, the tenderness of God, tenderness born from the paternal insides. God is Father and Mother.' (CREDERE/ZENIT)

 

DECEMBER 7, 2015
Pope Francis Prays for Climate Summit in Paris to Succeed – "The pontiff, who has made fighting climate change a cornerstone of his papacy and issued an encyclical on the contentious topic this year, asked about "the kind of world we want to pass on to those who come after us, to the children who are growing up." Pope Francis said 'For the sake of the common home we share and for future generations, every effort should be made in Paris to mitigate the impact of climate change and, at the same time, to tackle poverty and to let human dignity flourish' (USA TODAY)

 

DECEMBER 7, 2015
Public Art Projection Featuring Images of Humanity and Climate Change to Illuminate St. Peter’s Basilica on the Opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy – "On December 8, a coalition convened by the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate initiative will present a gift of contemporary public art entitled “Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home” to Pope Francis on the opening day of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, to galvanize action and drive global attention to the importance of tackling climate change….At this unprecedented and historic event, beautiful images of our shared natural world will be projected onto the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica in a contemporary work of public art that tells the visual story of the interdependency of humans and life on earth with the planet, in order to educate and inspire change around the climate crisis across generations, cultures, languages, religions and class. The large-scale architectural public art installation is inspired by the themes of climate change, human dignity and the earth’s living creatures in the Encyclical “Laudato Si’” of Pope Francis. Programmed to coincide not only with the Jubilee, but also with COP21 in Paris, the historic occasion will call on citizens of the world to join a global movement to protect our common home."  (THEWORLDBANK.ORG)

 

DECEMBER 8, 2015
Pope Francis Opens Door on His Holy Year of Mercy – "Pope Francis pushed open the great bronze doors of St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday to launch his Holy Year of Mercy, declaring that mercy trumps moralizing in his Catholic Church….Francis launched the 12-month jubilee to emphasize what has become the leitmotif of his papacy: showing the merciful and welcoming side of a Catholic Church more often known for moralizing and casting judgment." (NBC NEWS)

 

DECEMBER 10, 2015
Orthodox Rabbis Issue Groundbreaking Statement On Christianity – “To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians” is a statement published on December 3rd and signed by over 25 prominent Orthodox rabbis that calls for cooperation between Jews and Christians to address the moral and religious challenges of our times. “The real importance of this Orthodox statement is that it calls for fraternal partnership between Jewish and Christian religious leaders, while also acknowledging the positive theological status of the Christian faith. Jews and Christians must be in the forefront of teaching basic moral values to the world,” said Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. (VATICAN RADIO)

 

DECEMBER 11, 2015
Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, insisted the Pope’s support for climate-change science is not mere opinion, but part of the ordinary magisterium, and so is owed the same obedience by the faithful as the recognition that abortion is a mortal sin (which is also part of the ordinary magisterium, he pointed out). 'When the Pope supports this because the majority tell him that scientific opinion thinks this, this isn’t an opinion; this is magisterium,' he said, stressing it’s not dogma and infallible, but still demands a level of obedience.  (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

DECEMBER 12, 2015
Catholics Should Not try to Convert Jews, Vatican Says – "Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should work with them to fight anti-Semitism, the Vatican said on Thursday in a major new document…'In concrete terms this means that the Catholic Church neither conducts nor supports any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews,' said the document, adding that there was a 'principled rejection of an institutional Jewish mission'. A Vatican expert in Catholic-Jewish dialogue said it was the first time a repudiation of active conversion of Jews had been so clearly stated in a Vatican document." (NBC NEWS)

 

DECEMBER 14, 2015
Pope Francis' trip will include a US-Mexico border Mass – A cross-border Mass will take place during Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico…Bishop Seitz said 'Pope Francis’ visit will undoubtedly call attention to many realities that are lived on both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border, particularly the plight of so many migrants and refugees fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, in search of better lives for themselves and their children.'" (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

DECEMBER 14, 2015
Jens Kruse of Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church has said he believes Pope Francis 'opened the door' to intercommunion when the Holy Father spoke to his church last month, and that his parishioners generally have the same opinion and that he thinks his flock feel freer, in accordance with their conscience, to receive the Eucharist in the Catholic Church after Francis’ comments on November 15 (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

DECEMBER 14, 2015
Pope calls on world leaders to adopt Paris climate deal – "There have been reports Francis personally intervened to push the December climate change deal through. According to claims reported by the BBC, the pope phoned the president of Nicaragua to convince him to sign the deal." (THE WASHINGTON POST)

 

DECEMBER 15, 2015
Francis calls on global leaders to abolish death penalty, provide healthcare, forgive debt – "Among the pontiff’s requests, made Tuesday with the publication of his annual message for the upcoming World Day of Peace: Abolition of the death penalty, conditions for legal residency for migrants, jobs for the unemployed, access to medical care for all, and forgiveness of international debt burdens." (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)

 

DECEMBER 21, 2015
Pope Francis gives another lump of coal to Vatican prelates, calling them out for 'scandals' – For the second year running, Pope Francis used his Christmas speech to Vatican prelates to criticize them for the scandals and corruption — "diseases," he called them — that have bedeviled the Vatican in recent years. 'Some of these diseases became evident in the course of the past year, causing no small pain to the entire body and harming many souls, even by scandal,' he said….In a Christmas address to the Vatican’s lay employees, Francis struck a far friendlier note, thanking them for their service during the year and saying 'I also want to ask your forgiveness for the scandals in the Vatican,' he said, asking the staff to pray for wrongdoers. (THE LOS ANGELES TIMES)

 

DECEMBER 21, 2015
The Vatican announced that Greg Burke (Opus Dei member), a former Time magazine and Fox News correspondent in Rome who has served as senior communications adviser to the Secretariat of State since 2012, has been named the new vice director of the Holy See Press Office. Although the announcement did not say so explicitly, it’s believed that the appointment sets Burke up as heir apparent to the Rev. Federico Lombardi. (CRUX)

 

DECEMBER 23, 2015
Pope Francis  is awarded the International Charlemagne Prize – The prize is the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification. A communiqué by the Prize Committee said that Pope Francis has sent “a message of hope and encouragement" at a time in which "many citizens in Europe are seeking orientation.” The Pope – it continues – is a witness for a community based on values which include a sense of humanity, the protection of resources and dialogue between cultures and religions at a European level. (NEWS.VA)

 

DECEMBER 27, 2015
Pope Francis said 'How comforting it is for us to reflect on Mary and Joseph teaching Jesus how to pray!…We know what Jesus did on that occasion. Instead of returning home with his family, he stayed in Jerusalem, in the Temple, causing great distress to Mary and Joseph who were unable to find him. For this little “escapade”, Jesus probably had to beg forgiveness of his parents. The Gospel doesn’t say this, but I believe that we can presume it. Mary’s question, moreover, contains a certain reproach, revealing the concern and anguish which she and Joseph felt.' (NEWS.VA)

 

DECEMBER 27, 2015
How Pope Francis Became the 'People's Pope' in 2015 – Pope Francis is known for being a different kind of pope. He has called for equal pay for women, advocated for forgiveness for women who have received abortions and couples that have been divorced or remarried, and even pushed world leaders to address climate change. Over the last year, he has also made efforts to interact with different people and speak up for their needs. He has met with members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, prisoners and others:  He Had Lunch With Gay, Transgender Inmates; He Met With a Gay-Rights Activist; He Made a Plea for Man and Nature; He Took Selfies With Students; Met With a Gay Couple While in U.S.; He spoke at a Ground Zero Interfaith Prayer Service; Homeless Man on the Pope: 'You Know You Are Not Alone.', He Stopped to Bless Children; Meets With Church Sex-Abuse Victims.
(MSNBC)

 

DECEMBER 28, 2015
Donald Trump, Pope Francis Tie for Second Place as Most Admired Man of 2015   (NBC NEWS)

 

2016

 

JANUARY 4, 2016
Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World? – Deepak Chopra writes "Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff graced with humility and an approach of love and gentleness, two words he often uses. He could rise to become a symbol of holiness beyond the Catholic Church, as the Dalai Lama is a symbol of enlightenment beyond Tibetan Buddhism….Standing outside the Church looking in, millions of non-Catholics feel a fresh wind blowing…To an outsider, it has appeared that modern Catholicism has been mired in a rearguard effort to protect theology at all costs. As beloved as John Paul II was, his views on dogma were totally conservative, and his strong arm of enforcement, the cardinal who became Benedict XVI, was even more strict. Under their guidance, the Church fell behind by decades when it came to modern social trends."   (THE HUFFINGTON POST)

 

JANUARY 7, 2016
In first prayer video, Pope stresses interfaith unity – An initiative of the Jesuit-run global prayer network Apostleship of Prayer, the video was filmed in collaboration with the Vatican Television Center and marks the first time the Pope’s monthly prayer intentions have been featured on video. Pope Francis says 'Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God'. (Note: The video includes a Lama, a Rabbi, and an Islamic leader and shows imagery of a statue of Buddha, Muslim prayer beads, a Minora, and a Baby Jesus doll).   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JANUARY 10, 2016
Pope Francis baptized 13 girls and 13 boys in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel in an annual tradition commemorating the baptism of Jesus…During his remarks, amid the sound of crying babies, he encouraged the mothers present to nurse their children, saying 'Just one bit of advice: when a child cries because he's hungry, I'll say to the mothers — if your child is hungry, feel free to feed him here'.    (CNN)

 

JANUARY 10, 2016
Pope Francis met with Jean Todt, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety. He was accompanied by a delegation from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The UN General Assembly proclaimed the period 2011–2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, with a goal to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at the national, regional and global levels.    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

JANUARY 10, 2016
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, had an unusual meeting on his calendar on Friday — a private sit-down with Pope Francis at the Vatican. – Neither Google nor the Vatican would comment on what the two discussed during the meeting. A video report showed the pontiff shaking hands with Schmidt and Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas. Schmidt said to Francis, "I want to work with you to make these points. … We will make it happen." The pope responded, "Pray for me. Don't forget." It's not known what the two were referring to.   (NBC NEWS)

 

JANUARY 12, 2016
President Barack Obama uses Pope Francis as an example in his final State of the Union address.   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JANUARY 13, 2016
The Vatican Cookbook Is Coming and It Includes This Pope Francis-Inspired Pizza Recipe (PEOPLE MAGAZINE)

 

JANUARY 13, 2016
Pope Francis Release: New Album Includes Spoken Reflections By Pontiff – A new album released by Warner Music Latina launched worldwide Friday titled "La Familia," features eight tracks featuring spoken reflections by the Pope. The album includes six instrumental pieces that highlight recordings of the Pope’s voice. There is also a single called "La Madre," which is performed by Mexican pop icon Mijares. Warner Music Latina expressed the following: 'This project was created with the hope of disseminating the messages and teachings of Pope Francis.' (LATIN TIMES)

 

JANUARY 14, 2016
Catholics and Lutherans Reuniting for Reformation Anniversary – Catholics and Lutherans have made another step toward joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 by issuing common liturgical guidelines for ecumenical services to mark the occasion. The guidelines, in a booklet called “Common Prayer,” provide a template for an ecumenical service, complete with suggested prayers, appropriate hymns and themes for sermons…When a Lutheran woman married to a Catholic asked Pope Francis about this during his visit to her church in Rome last November, he said he couldn’t decide the question but hinted strongly that he supported it. “It is a question that each person must answer for themselves … there is one baptism, one faith, one Lord, so talk to the Lord and move forward,” he told the congregation, which broke out in applause…The booklet suggests that ecumenical services have two presiders, one Catholic and one Lutheran, and several prayer readers of both faiths.     (AMERICA MAGAZINE)

 

JANUARY 18, 2016
Pope Francis greets ecumenical delegation – Pope Francis said to the Finland Lutheran Delegation 'In a special way, we can thank the Lord for the fruits of the dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics. Here I think in particular of the common document on Justification in the Life of the Church. Building on these foundations, your dialogue is making promising progress towards a shared understanding, on the sacramental level, of Church, Eucharist and Ministry.(NEWS.VA)

 

JANUARY 18, 2016
Pope Francis meets with IMF's (International Monetary Fund) Managing Director Christine Lagarde – The two also met in the Vatican on December 10, 2014   (NEWS.VA)

 

JANUARY 18, 2016
Pope Francis: obstinate Christians are rebels and idolaters – Pope Francis said in a homily 'Christians who obstinately maintain ‘it’s always been done this way,' this is the path, this is the street—they sin: the sin of divination. It’s as if they went about by guessing: ‘What has been said and what doesn’t change is what’s important; what I hear—from myself and my closed heart—more than the Word of the Lord.’ Obstinacy is also the sin of idolatry: the Christian who is obstinate sins! The sin of idolatry. ‘And what is the way, Father?’ Open the heart to the Holy Spirit, discern what is the will of God…This is the message the Church gives us today. This is what Jesus says so forcefully: ‘New wine in new wineskins.’ Habits must be renewed in the newness of the Spirit, in the surprises of God.' (NEWS.VA)

 

JANUARY 21, 2016
Pope Francis changes Holy Thursday foot-washing ritual to include women – Francis said 'I have decided to make a change to the Roman Missal. I therefore decree that the section according to which those persons chosen for the washing of the feet must be men or boys, so that from now on the pastors of the Church may choose the participants in the rite from among all the members of the People of God.' (CNN)

 

JANUARY 21, 2016
Lutheran Group Reportedly Given Holy Communion in St. Peter's Basilica – A Lutheran group from Finland, led by their bishop, Samuel Salmi of Oulu, reportedly received Holy Communion in St Peter’s basilica this week, despite indicating to the priests present that they were ineligible to do so.  According to Finnish news agency Kotimaa at the time of Communion, the Finnish Lutherans put their right hand on their left shoulder to show they could not receive the Eucharist and wanted to receive a blessing instead. The Finnish Lutheran bishop said the priests distributing Communion ignored the sign and offered the Lutherans Communion anyway. The bishop also received the Eucharist. Bishop Salmi said Pope Francis was not present at the Mass, but said the Pope had repeatedly indicated he would like to develop unity between different denominations. The bishop, who in 2011 said homosexuals should have "full rights" in the Lutheran church, also told the news agency that Pope Francis has theological enemies in the Vatican and so may be limited in how freely he can speak.   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

JANUARY 22, 2016
Pope Francis met with Apple CEO Tim Cook.   (ABC NEWS)

 

JANUARY 25, 2016
Pope Francis intends to participate in a joint ceremony of the Catholic Church and the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Lund, Sweden on October 31, 2016.   (VATICAN)

 

JANUARY 26, 2016
Pope Francis asks Protestants for forgiveness for past persecution.   (REUTERS)

 

JANUARY 27, 2016
Pope Francis Said to Bless Human-Animal Chimeras – A Spanish scientist (Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a prominent stem-cell biologist) told Scientific American that Pope Francis personally blessed his cutting edge research to mix human cells into animal bodies. Belmonte told Scientific American "Spain is a very Catholic country, so we had to go through the Pope. He very nicely said yes…Yes. The current Pope. So the Vatican is behind this research and has no problem based on the idea is to help humankind. And in theory all that we will be doing is killing pigs.” The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican’s scientific body, did not respond to an e-mail seeking to confirm Pope Francis’s position   (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW/SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN)

 

JANUARY 28, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio meets pope to talk about environment – DiCaprio, who is known as Leo, was received by Pope Francis, the Vatican said, without giving details. DiCaprio, speaking Italian, thanked the pope for receiving him and then, switching to English, gave him a book of paintings by 16th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Pointing to one painting, DiCaprio told the pope it had hung over his bed as a boy and said "through my child's eyes it represented our planet." "It represents to me the promise of the future and enlightenment and it is representational of your view here as well," he said. He later gave the pope a check for an undisclosed sum which appeared to be a donation for papal charities.  (REUTERS)

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Pope Francis to Make Acting Debut  – he will play himself in the new religious movie “Beyond the Sun,” marking his acting debut and the first time that a pope has appeared in a feature film   (VARIETY)

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Pope Francis urges world not to fear China’s rise – In an interview Pope Francis said 'For me, China has always been a reference point of greatness. A great country. But more than a country, a great culture, with an inexhaustible wisdom'   (ASIA TIMES)

 

FEBRUARY 5, 2016
In Historic Move, Pope to Meet With Leader of Russian Orthodox Church – Francis is proving to be an ambitious, diplomatic actor on the world stage. He helped broker the reconciliation between the United States and Cuba, and won the regard of Mr. Castro, the Cuban president. Mr. Castro, in turn, helped arrange plans for the meeting next week.   (NEW YORK TIMES)

 

FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Pope Francis released new prayer intention video 'Care for Creation' – He says 'Believers and unbelievers agree that the earth is our common heritage, the fruits of which should benefit everyone. However, what is happening in the world we live in? The relationship between poverty and the fragility of the planet requires another way of managing the economy and measuring progress, conceiving a new way of living. Because we need a change that unites us all. Free from the slavery of consumerism. This month I make a special request: That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations. Caring for our common home.(THEPOPEVIDEO.ORG)

 

FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Pope Francis spoke about John the Baptist saying 'But he also suffered in prison – let us say the word – the interior torture of doubt: ‘But maybe I made a mistake? This Messiah is not how I imagined the Messiah would be.’ And he invited his disciples to ask Jesus: ‘But tell us, tell us the truth: are you He who is to come?’ because that doubt made him suffer. ‘Was I mistaken in proclaiming someone who isn’t [who I thought]?’ The suffering, the interior solitude of this man. ‘I, on the other hand, must diminish, but diminish thus: in soul, in body, in everything(VATICAN RADIO)

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2016
In an interview, Pope Francis said 'Europe must and can change. It can and must reform itself. If it is unable to financially help the countries from which the refugees come from, you must face the problem of how to address this great challenge that is primarily humanitarian, but not only. Is an educational system is broken: that transmitting values from grandparents to grandchildren, from parents to children. It is appropriate to consider the problem of how to rebuild it. ' Often, Bergoglio uses a Biblical metaphor. He compares the Old Continent to Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Sarah was sterile and when she was more than seventy years old, according to the customs of those remote times she gave her slave to her husband so he could father a child on her. But then, miraculously, she succeeded in having one at the age of ninety. 'Europe,' Francis loves to repeat, 'is like Sarah, who first feared but then smiled secretly.' His hope, referring to what he had said, is that Europe will "smile secretly" at the immigrants.'  (CORRIERE DELLA SERA)

 

FEBRUARY 11, 2016
To priests who have been selected as Missionaries of Mercy. On confession Pope Francis said: '…If someone comes to you and feels something must be removed from him, but perhaps he is unable to say it, but you understand …it’s all right, he says it this way, with the gesture of coming. First condition. Second, he is repentant. If someone comes to you it is because he doesn’t want to fall into these situations, but he doesn’t dare say it, he is afraid to say it and then not be able to do it. But if he cannot do it, ad impossibila nemo tenetur. And the Lord understands these things, the language of gestures. Have open arms, to understand what is inside that heart that cannot be said or said this way … somewhat because of shame … you understand me. You must receive everyone with the language with which they can speak. Finally, I would like to mention a component of which there is not much talk, but which in fact is determinant: shame. It is not easy to put oneself before another man, although knowing that he represents God, and to confess one’s sin. One feels shame, be it for what one has done, be it for having to confess it to another. Shame is an intimate sentiment that cuts into one’s personal life and it requires on the part of the confessor an attitude of respect and encouragement. Often shame makes one mute and …The gesture, the language of the gesture….'   (ZENIT)

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2016
In an interview, Pope Francis said 'Europe must and can change. It can and must reform itself. If it is unable to financially help the countries from which the refugees come from, you must face the problem of how to address this great challenge that is primarily humanitarian, but not only. Is an educational system is broken: that transmitting values from grandparents to grandchildren, from parents to children. It is appropriate to consider the problem of how to rebuild it. ' Often, Bergoglio uses a Biblical metaphor. He compares the Old Continent to Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Sarah was sterile and when she was more than seventy years old, according to the customs of those remote times she gave her slave to her husband so he could father a child on her. But then, miraculously, she succeeded in having one at the age of ninety. 'Europe,' Francis loves to repeat, 'is like Sarah, who first feared but then smiled secretly.' His hope, referring to what he had said, is that Europe will "smile secretly" at the immigrants.'  (CORRIERE DELLA SERA)

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Cuba To Be the Capital of Unity, Says Pope Francis – After signing a joint statement in this capital with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, the Pope praised the Cuban people, and specially President Raul Castro, who was present in the historic event. 'I appreciate its active readiness; if it continues this way, Cuba will be the capital of unity,' said Pope Francis'  (PRENSA LATINA)

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Pope Francis meets with children who wrote letters for new book – When asked about his love for Jesus, Pope Francis said 'I do not know if I truly love Jesus. I try to love him, but I am sure that He loves me. I’m quite certain of this.' He said his favourite thing about being Pope was 'being around people,' adding he 'learned something every time' he met someone new.    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Pope Francis Asks For Forgiveness – Pope Francis has asked Mexican indigenous people in Chiapas state for forgiveness over they way they have been excluded from society. He made his appeal while celebrating Mass in three native languages after a new Vatican decree approved their use. The Pope also used the open-air service in San Cristobal de las Casas to warn about threats to the environment.   (BBC)

 

FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Pope Francis said to a group of prisoners in Mexico 'The one who has suffered the greatest pain, and we could say "has experienced hell”, can become a prophet in society.'   (ROME REPORTS)

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Pope Francis On Donald Trump: 'This Man Is Not Christian' – When asked specifically about Trump's proposal, Pope Francis said 'A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,' he said, according to reporters who were on the plane with the pontiff. The pope stressed that he was not suggesting whom American voters should support in the election: 'I am not going to get involved in that. I would only say that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.'    (HUFFINGTON POST)

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Pope Francis Says Contraception Can Be Acceptable in Regions Hit by Zika Virus    (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Pope Francis Renews Passport as Jorge Mario Bergoglio    (ABC NEWS)

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2016
In Flight Press Conference from Mexico to Rome –
When asked if Catholics in a 'second union' can receive Communion,
Pope Francis said 'This is the last thing. Integrating in the Church doesn’t mean receiving communion. I know married Catholics in a second union who go to church, who go to church once or twice a year and say I want communion, as if joining in Communion were an award. It’s a work towards integration, all doors are open, but we cannot say, ‘from here on they can have communion.’ This would be an injury also to marriage, to the couple, because it wouldn’t allow them to proceed on this path of integration. And those two were happy. They used a very beautiful expression: we don’t receive Eucharistic communion, but we receive communion when we visit hospitals and in this and this and this. Their integration is that. If there is something more, the Lord will tell them, but it’s a path, a road.'

Pope Francis was asked 'Some wonder how a Church that claims to be merciful, how can the Church forgive a murderer easier than someone who has divorced and remarried? '
He replied 'I like this question! On the family, two synods have spoken. The Pope has spoken on this all year in the Wednesday Catechisms. The question is true, you posed it very well.'

A reporter again brought up the vote on same sex unions and the 2003 Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith document that expressly states that Catholic parliamentarians must not vote for these laws. She asked if this document is 'still in effect' and 'what is the position a Catholic parliamentarian must take.
Pope Francis replied 'I do not remember that 2003 document from the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith well but every Catholic parliamentarian must vote according their well-formed conscience. I would say just this. I believe it is sufficient because – I say well-formed because it is not the conscience of 'what seems to me.' I remember when matrimony for persons of the same sex was voted on in Buenos Aires and the votes were tied. And at the end, one said to advise the other: 'But is it clear to you? No, me neither, but we’re going to lose like this. But if we don't go there won't be a quorum.' The other said: 'If we have a quorum we will give the vote to Kirchner.' And, the other said: 'I prefer to give it to Kirchner and not Bergoglio.' And they went ahead. This is not a well formed conscience. On people of the same sex, I repeat what I said on the trip to Rio di Janeiro. It’s in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.'   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Pope Francis Against the Death Penalty: Criminals Too Have the Right to Life – Christians must work to abolish the death penalty and improve prison conditions, Pope Francis said: 'The commandment ‘Thou shall not kill’ has absolute value and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,' he said. Even criminals 'maintain the inviolable right to life, the gift of God.'    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Pope Francis wants more dialogue with Islam – For Pope Francis, dialogue with Islam is a core issue. He recently voiced hopes to meet a major Sunni leader: the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed el-Tayeb. 'I want to meet him. I know that he would like it' the Pope said    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

FEBRUARY 28, 2016
Excerpt from Pope Francis' children's book: Pope Francis answers if he was ever an altar boy this way. He writes: 'Dear Alessio, yes, I was an altar boy. And you? What part among the altar boys do you have? It’s easier to do now, you know: You might know that, when I was a kid, Mass was celebrated different than today. Back then, the priest faced the altar, which was next to the wall, and not the people. Then the book with which he said the Mass, the missal, was placed on the right side of the altar. But before reading of the Gospel it always had to be moved to the left side. That was my job: to carry it from right to left. It was exhausting! The book was heavy! I picked it up with all my energy but I wasn’t so strong; I picked it up once and fell down, so the priest had to help me. Some job I did! The Mass wasn’t in Italian then. The priest spoke but I didn’t understand anything and neither did my friends. So, for fun we’d do imitations of the priest, messing up the words a bit to make up weird sayings in Spanish. We had fun, and we really enjoyed serving Mass.'    (LOYOLA PRESS)

 

FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Pope Francis Praises Italy's Leading Abortion Rights Proponent – Pope Francis shocked church traditionalists and pro-life advocates after he recently praised a leading abortion rights advocate and even dubbed her as one of Italy's 'forgotten greats.' The pontiff made the statement during an interview last Feb. 8 with Corriere Della Serra, where he compared former Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino to great historical figures such as Konrad Adenauer and Robert Schuman. Pope Francis acknowledged that his statements were "controversial" but dismissed them, saying, 'True, but never mind. We have to look at people, at what they do.'    (CHRISTIAN TODAY)

 

MARCH 2, 2016
Pope Changes the Protocol for Catholic Heads of State and “Irregular” Marriages – At Pope Francis’ request from now on, Catholic heads of state in irregular marital unions will be able to meet the Pope along with their spouse and the latter will also be able to appear in official group photos when gifts are exchanged. Until today, in such cases, the husband or wife had to wait in another room and the Pope greeted them separately at the end of the audience.    (LA STAMPA)

 

MARCH 2, 2016
Pope Francis said 'The only continent that can bring about a certain unity to the world is Europe. China has perhaps a more ancient, deeper, culture. But only Europe has a vocation towards universality and service….If Europe wants to rejuvenate, it is necessary for it to find anew its cultural roots. Of all Western countries, the European roots are the strongest and deepest. By the way of colonization, these roots even reached the New World. But, by forgetting its history, Europe weakens itself. It is then that it risks becoming an empty place. We can speak today of an Arab invasion. It is a social fact.. How many invasions Europe has known throughout its history! It has always known how to overcome itself, moving forward to find itself as if made greater by the exchange between cultures.'    (LA VIE)

 

MARCH 2, 2016
Vatican Newspaper Essays Say Women Should Preach at Mass – The pontiff has repeatedly called for women to have a greater role in the church, but he has also reiterated the ban against ordaining women as priests and has warned against “clericalizing” women by trying to make them cardinals or to focus on promoting them to higher church offices. Then again, that the Vatican’s own newspaper would dedicate so much space to the issue of women preachers is intriguing, said Massimo Faggioli, a church historian at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. “I think it is a big signal,” he said.   (RELIGION NEWS SERVICE)

 

MARCH 4, 2016
Now You Can ‘Click to Pray’ with Pope Francis from Your iPhone – For the “24 Hours for the Lord,” the Vatican announced the launch Friday of an app called “Click to Pray.” The app reminds users to pray at three different times of day for specific intentions and lets users ask other people to pray for them. – An initiative by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the “Click to Pray” app allows users to take part in a mobile network of prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, with reminders at different points of the day to pray for a specific intention.    (THE WASHINGTON POST / VATICAN RADIO)

 

MARCH 4, 2016
Non-Catholics Invited to the Confessional – Clerics invite non-Roman Catholics to come to confessional to 'say what’s on their heart', as part of initiative launched by Pope Francis. The Roman Catholic Church is inviting non-Catholics to sample the experience of going to confession in an effort to promote the idea of forgiveness.    (THE TELEGRAPH)

 

MARCH 5, 2016
Another Pope Francis House Goes Up in Alabama – The house is being built through Habitat for Humanity in honor of Pope Francis and his commitment to "work confers dignity." Pope Francis houses are being built across the country with donations made to honor Pope Francis and his commitment for assisting those in need.  (ALABAMA MEDIA GROUP)

 

MARCH 8, 2016
Archdiocese of Mexico City publication questioned a rebuke from Pope Francis, in which he criticized Mexico's bishops (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

MARCH 8, 2016
International Women's Day Google Doodle Mentions Pope Francis – Google has marked International Women’s Day with a special live-action Google Doodle featuring real women discussing their hopes for the future. One of the more notable women featured is anthropologist Jane Goodall – who said she wants to meet the Holy Father. “I will discuss the environment with Pope Francis,” she said during the video. (VATICAN RADIO)

 

MARCH 15, 2016
In a homily Pope Francis said 'The serpent is a symbol of sin. The serpent that kills but also a serpent that saves. And this is the Mystery of Christ. Paul, when speaking about this mystery, said the Jesus emptied himself, humiliated himself and destroyed himself in order to save us. And (what’s) even stronger, ‘he became sin. Using this symbol, he became a serpent. This is the prophetic message of today’s reading. The Son of Man, who like a serpent, ‘became sin,’ is raised up to save us.' Pope Francis went on to explain that this is 'the story of our redemption, this is the story of God’s love. If we want to know God’s love, let us look at the Cross, a man tortured' a God, 'emptied of his divinity,' 'dirtied by sin.' But at the same time, he concluded, a God who through his self-annihilation, defeats forever the true name of evil, that Revelation calls 'the ancient serpent.' 'Sin is the work of Satan and Jesus defeats Satan by “becoming sin” and from there he lifts up all of us. The Cross is not an ornament or a work of art with many precious stones as we see around us. The Cross is the Mystery of God’s annihilation for love. And the serpent that makes a prophecy in the desert is salvation, it is raised up and whoever looks at it is healed. And this is not done with a magic wand by a God who does these things: No! This is done through the suffering of the Son of Man, through the suffering of Jesus Christ.'' (NEWS.VA)

 

MARCH 16, 2016
An interview with Pope Benedict XVI is published.  He is quoted as saying 'The missionaries of the 16th century were convinced that the unbaptized person is lost forever. After the [Second Vatican] Council, this conviction was definitely abandoned. The result was a two-sided, deep crisis. Without this attentiveness to the salvation, the Faith loses its foundation….Why should you try to convince the people to accept the Christian faith when they can be saved even without it?…if Faith and Salvation are not any more interdependent, even Faith becomes less motivating….Even less acceptable is the solution proposed by the pluralistic theories of religion, for which all religions, each in its own way, would be ways of salvation and, in this sense, must be considered equivalent in their effects' (AVVENIRE –  THE ITALIAN BISHOPS' CONFERENCE DAILY PAPER)

 

MARCH 16, 2016
Pope Francis Is Joining Instagram (TIME)

 

MARCH 16, 2016
Carlo Maria Vigano Fired: Pope Francis To Replace US Vatican Ambassador Who Set Up Kim Davis Meeting – The Vatican is replacing controversial ambassador Carlo Maria Vigano, the man responsible for arranging the meeting between Pope Francis and antigay gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis last fall during his visit to the U.S. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano is a staunch conservative and was vocally opposed to same-sex marriage throughout his five-year tenure as the Vatican’s nuncio to the United States.  (LATIN TIMES)

 

MARCH 18, 2016
Vatican To Undertake Ecological Initiatives During Easter Season – During Holy Week and in the Easter season, the Vatican will take part in several initiatives highlighting the importance of ecology and the care for creation. The Governorate of Vatican City State announced March 18 that the thousands of floral arrangements for the Easter morning Mass and the pope's solemn blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and to the world), will be repurposed after the celebrations….The cupola of St. Peter's Basilica and Bernini's famed colonnade will also go dark March 19 for one hour in an effort to promote climate change awareness…The Vatican announced it will join countries around the world in turning off non-essential lights for "Earth Hour 2016," an event promoted by the World Wildlife Fund International.  (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

MARCH 24, 2016
Pope More Popular Than World Leaders – Pope Francis is more popular than any political world leader, an opinion poll has suggested. The poll by WIN/Gallup International indicates that Roman Catholics and Jews have the most favourable opinion of the Pope. More than half of the world's protestants and even the majority of atheists and agnostics view him favourably(BBC NEWS)

 

MARCH 25, 2016
Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Muslim Migrants – They were Muslim, Hindu, Catholic and Coptic Christians. And one by one, Pope Francis knelt down before these migrants on Holy Thursday and washed their feet. In his homily Pope Francis said 'Even today, here, there are two gestures: this, of all of us together, Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Copts, Evangelical [Protestants] brothers and sisters – children of the same God – we want to live in peace, integrated. One gesture. Three days ago, an act of war, of destruction in a European city, by people who do not want to live in peace. Though behind that gesture, as there were behind that of Judas, there were others. Behind Judas there were those who offered money, that Jesus be delivered up to them. Behind that [other] gesture [on Tuesday in Belgium], there are manufacturers, arms dealers who want blood, not peace; they want the war, not fraternity. Two gestures, just the same: Jesus washes feet, Judas sold Jesus for money. You, we, all of us together, of different religions, different cultures, but children of the same Father, brothers – and there, those poor people, who buy weapons to wreck fraternity. Today, at this time, when I do the same act of Jesus washing the feet of twelve of you, let us all make a gesture of brotherhood, and let us all say: “We are different, we are different, we have different cultures and religions, but we are brothers and we want to live in peace. This, then, is the gesture that I make with you. Each of us has a story, each of you has a story you carry with you. Many crosses, many sorrows: but also an open heart that wants brotherhood. Let each, in his religious language, pray the Lord that this brotherhood be contagious in the world, that there be no 30 pieces of silver to purchase a brother’s murder, that there be always brotherhood and goodness. So be it.' (THE WASHINGTON POST / VATICAN RADIO)

 

MARCH 25, 2016
Pope Condemns Europe's Failure To Help Migrants in Easter Message  (THE TELEGRAPH)

 

MARCH 28, 2016
Pope Francis said 'I repeat, once again, that violence and murderous hatred lead only to pain and destruction; respect and fraternity are the only way to achieve peace.(VATICAN)

 

MARCH 30, 2016
'She's in heaven' – Pope Francis says of Mother Angelica  (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

APRIL 4, 2016
Pope Francis met with the SSPX's superior general, Bishop Fellay at the Vatican. (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

APRIL 5, 2016
In his video prayer intentions for April, Pope Francis says 'I thank you, small farmer. What you do is essential for the life of all. As a person, as a child of God, you deserve a decent life. But I wonder: how is your work compensated? This earth is a gift from God. It is not right to exploit it for the benefit of just a few, depriving the great majority of their rights and benefits. Please consider adding your voice to mine in this prayer: that small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work.(VATICAN RADIO)

 

APRIL 6, 2016
Pope Francis Meets Divorced/Separated Support Group (VATICAN RADIO)

 

APRIL 6, 2016
Pope Francis: Use Sport To Bring People Together – Pope Francis gave his support to the Day of Sport for Development and Peace, sponsored by the United Nations. To mark the day, the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace launched a campaign “Let’s play for Sustainable Development Goals”. Pope Francis said 'Sport is a universal language that brings together peoples, and can help persons meet and overcome conflicts. Therefore, I encourage you to live the dimension of sports as the gymnasium of virtue in the full development of individuals and communities.(VATICAN RADIO)

 

APRIL 7, 2016
Catholics and Methodists Can Learn From One Another, Pope Says – The pope met at the Vatican with members of the World Methodist Council, the Methodist Council of Europe and the Methodist Church in Britain who attended the opening of the new Methodist Ecumenical Office in Rome.    (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

APRIL 8, 2016
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on The Joy of Love – The Vatican published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the family. The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love focuses on the need for “personal and pastoral discernment’” for individuals, recognizing that “neither the Synod, nor this Exhortation could be expected to provide a new set of general rules, canonical in nature and applicable to all cases”.   (VATICAN RADIO)

Pope Emphasizes Flexibility Over Rules for Modern Families   (ABC NEWS)
Pope Francis Cracks Open The Door To Divorced Catholics, Closes It On Gay Marriage (LOS ANGELES TIMES)
Pope Francis Softens Communication Ban For Divorcees, Shifts Tone On Family   (MSNBC)
Pope Francis Urges Tolerance, Offers Hope To Divorced Catholics On Communion   (NBC NEWS)
More Tolerance, Less Judgement – Pope: Ease Up on Divorce and Gays   (CNN)
Pope Has Good News for Divorced Catholics, Not So Much For Gays   (USA TODAY)
Pope's Plan: A Less Judgemental Church   (HUFFINGTON POST)
Pope Insists Conscience, Not Just Rules, Must Lead Faithful   (WASHINGTON TIMES)
Pope Francis Says Conscience, Not Dogma, Must Guide Catholics In Family Life   (FOX NEWS)
Pope Francis, Urging Less Judgement, Signals Path for Divorced On Communion   (NEW YORK TIMES)
Pope Francis Offers Hope To Divorced Catholics, Says No to Gay Marriage   (THE WASHINGTON POST)

 

APRIL 8, 2016
The New Morality of Pope Francis – For years, priests have been quietly defying the Vatican on family issues. Now Pope Francis has brought them out of the shadows. the Pope’s summary and conclusion about the questions raised at the Synod, which found itself focused on whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion. Francis takes that up. He says, all but explicitly, yes they can. But it is how he does so that lends this declaration its revolutionary significance. Formerly, in accordance with the Catholic doctrine of the “indissolubility” of marriage, the divorced and remarried were officially shunned. They remained in the pew while most others in the church went forward to the Communion rail. But that shunning is history. “It is important that the divorced who have entered a new union should be made to feel part of the Church,” Francis declares. How that feeling is expressed in practice is to be determined, he writes, not by “a new set of general rules, canonical in nature and applicable to all cases,” but by “a responsible personal and pastoral discernment of particular cases.(THE NEW YORKER)

 

APRIL 11, 2016
Pope Francis said 'It hurts when I read that small passage from the Gospel of Matthew, when Judas, who has repented, goes to the priests and says: ‘I have sinned' and wants to give … and gives them the coins. ‘Who cares! – they say to him: it’s none of our business!’ They closed their hearts before this poor, repentant man, who did not know what to do. And he went and hanged himself. And what did they do when Judas hanged himself? They spoke amongst themselves and said: 'Is he a poor man? No! These coins are the price of blood, they must not enter the temple… and they referred to this rule and to that… The doctors of the letter. " The life of a person did not matter to them, the Pope observed, they did not care about Judas’ repentance. He continued saying 'History tells us of many people who were judged and killed, although they were innocent: judged according to the Word of God, against the Word of God. Let’s think of witch hunts or of St. Joan of Arc, and of many others who were burnt to death, condemned because according to the judges they were not in line with the Word of God.'(VATICAN RADIO)

 

APRIL 14, 2016
Pope Francis warns against those who resist the Spirit With 'so-called fidelity to the law' and invites the faithful to pray for the grace of the docility to the Spirit.  (VATICAN RADIO)

 

APRIL 14, 2016
Cardinal Kasper Says Pope’s Synod Document “Changes Everything” – Cardinal Kasper said 'It seems clear to me as to many other observers, that there can be situations of divorced and remarried where on the way of inclusion, absolution and communion become possible. This could happen not as a general law or as a general permission but according a spiritual and pastoral discernment judging case by case.' The President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity said: 'I don’t like to say, ‘this is revolutionary’, because revolutionary sounds like giving up or destroying something by violence, whereas the document is a renewal and an updating of the original holistic Catholic vision.' (VATICAN RADIO)

 

APRIL 16, 2016
Pope Visits Migrants on Greek Island of Lesbos, Takes 3 Families Back to Vatican – Pope Francis spoke to the refugees, saying 'May the world, the Good Samaritan, come to your aid with respect for human dignity.' The Pope invited three Syrian migrant families to go with him. The Vatican will take responsibility for the three families. (CNN)

 

APRIL 16, 2016
During an in-flight press conference, Pope Francis was asked to settle debate about his post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the family and whether the document opened new possibilities for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion under some circumstances. 'I could say, 'Yes. Period,' but that would be too short a response,' the pope said. 'I recommend everyone read the presentation made by Cardinal (Christoph) Schonborn' at the Vatican news conference presenting the document. The cardinal, archbishop of Vienna, had said the document represented "true innovations, but no break" with church tradition.    (AMERICA MAGAZINE)

 

APRIL 16, 2016
Pope Says Its Crazy To See His Meeting With Bernie Sanders As Political – Pope Francis said on Saturday that his meeting with Bernie Sanders, contesting the Democratic candidacy for the U.S. Presidency, was not meddling in politics and that anyone who thought otherwise should 'look for a psychiatrist'.   (REUTERS)

 

APRIL 19, 2016
Will Pope Francis Dump the Just War Doctrine? – Pope Francis gives every indication of wanting to go down as one of the great reformers in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. With the recent publication of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (or The Joy of Love), he finally pronounced on whether the church would begin allowing divorced and remarried Catholics (whose first marriages haven't been annulled) to receive the sacrament of communion. Answer: Official doctrine says no, but priests can say yes. So what's next? If a landmark three-day conference held at the Vatican last week is any indication, it may well be the church's position on matters of war and peace. Participants in the conference called on the pope to issue an encyclical or other authoritative teaching document in which he would advise Catholics to stop using the church's long tradition of just war theorizing to analyze international relations.     (THE WEEK)

 

APRIL 22, 2016
Pope Francis Reneges On Offer to Take in Christian Refugees – A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy — but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island. Their dreams were shattered when they were informed the following day that they would not be traveling to Rome. Instead, three Muslim families were taken. Asked why they were all Muslim, Francis said there was something wrong with the papers of a Christian family on the list. The Vatican declined comment.   (NEW YORK POST)

 

APRIL 23, 2016
An estimated 70,000 teenagers were in Rome to celebrate Francis's Jubilee dedicated to the theme of mercy. In a surprise move Pope Francis heard confessions from 16 of them and a video message from him was broadcast at a rock and rap concert. One of the teenagers chosen to confess said she had been trembling as she approached the chair on which the pope was sitting in St Peter's Square. "But as soon as I sat down I had the feeling of being next to a normal person rather than the pope. Francis is really one of us," Anna Taibi, 15, told La Repubblica newspaper. The Sicilian teenager said she had been touched by Francis's tenderness as he listened to her confession. "I expected him to give me a penance … instead he absolved me and let me go."    (AFP)
Francis: A life without Jesus is like a cell phone without signal – The Pope said this in a video message he recorded for the young people gathered at the Olympic Stadium for the Jubilee of Boys and Girls  (LA STAMPA)

 

APRIL 24, 2016
Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at an Earth Day event. In vintage Francis style, he had a prepared text but abandoned it when he took the stage, delivering an entirely impromptu set of remarks. He said '…we all have something in common, we’re all human. And in this humanity, we can get close to each other to work together … “But I belong to this religion, or to that one …” it doesn’t matter! Let’s all go forward to work together, respecting each other, respecting!'   (CRUX)

 

APRIL 30, 2016
Pope Greets Rotary Members At Special Jubilee Audience – Nearly 9,000 Rotary members attended the Jubilee Audience in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday at the invitation of Pope Francis. Rotary kicked off the Rotarian Jubilee on Friday afternoon, with a conference on the challenges refugees are facing worldwide. The conference organized by the Jesuit Refugee Service – in partnership with Rotary, UNHCR and WFP – and entitled “Helping Refugees to Start Over”, focused on the work that can be done to give millions of refugees dignity and quality education. Mr. Ravindran, President of Rotary International, called Pope Francis a model for Rotarians, saying "he is doing exactly what every Rotarian should be doing. So we see a great synergy of thought with this Pope, and being here, receiving his blessing, I think is something quite wonderful for us."   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

MAY 3, 2016
Pope Francis released his prayer intention video for May. The intention reads "Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed". Here is the full text of the video (both his words and the SUPERIMPOSED TEXT): "Women – The contribution of women in all areas of human activity is undeniable, beginning with the family. – But only to recognize it…Is that enough? – We have done little for the women who are in very difficult situations–despised, marginalized, and even reduced to slavery. – We must condemn sexual violence against women and remove the barriers that prevent their full integration into social, political, and economic life. – If you think this is clearly right, join my petition. It is a prayer–that in all countries of the world women may be honored and respected and valued for their essential contribution to society. – I DO MY JOB AS WELL AS A MAN. – I WILL NEVER BE A SLAVE. – NO GENDER VIOLENCE. – ENOUGH OF DISCRIMINATION AT WORK. – MEN AND WOMEN ARE CHILDREN OF GOD."    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

MAY 3, 2016
Archbishop Bruno Forte, the Special Secretary for the synods on marriage and family gave a presentation on Amoris Laetitia where claimed that Pope Francis said 'If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried, you do not know what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly, do it in a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions.'   (ZONALOCALE, translation by ONE PETER FIVE)

 

MAY 3, 2016
U2's Lead Guitarist Rocks Sistine Chapel – The Edge from Irish rock band sensation U2 played “the most beautiful parish hall in the world” this weekend – the Sistine Chapel. The performance, the first-ever rock concert in the historic chapel, was given for about 200 doctors and researchers who attended a conference at the Vatican last week on regenerative medicine. The conference discussed the use of adult stem cells to cure difficult and rare diseases. The singer dedicated his performance of the 2000 song “Walk On” to Pope Francis, who he called “the people’s pope.” Speakers at the conference included Pope Francis and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

MAY 6, 2016
Catholics and Buddhists Should Work Together For The Environment.   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

MAY 12, 2016
Pope Says Church Should Study Ordaining Women As Deacons – The Pope's potentially groundbreaking remarks came, as they often do, in an off-the-cuff response to a question – and it was not altogether clear exactly what he meant. 'Constituting an official commission that might study the question?' the pontiff asked, according to National Catholic Reporter. 'I believe yes. It would do good for the church to clarify this point. I am in agreement. I will speak to do something like this.' It is not clear, however, whether the Pope meant that the Vatican will study the role of women deacons in history or the possibility that women could be deacons in the future. The Vatican press office declined to comment, saying they are awaiting a full transcript of Francis' remarks. Vatican Radio, however, which is run by the church, portrayed the Pope's remarks as a broad call "to set up a commission to study the possibility of reinstating female deacons." The question is controversial because it would open the door for women into the Catholic Church's all-male clergy. Since Vatican reforms in the mid 1960s, "permanent deacons" — those who do not plan on becoming priests — can perform many of the same functions as priests, including preach, celebrate marriages, lead funeral services and run parishes   (CNN)
Pope Calls For Commission To Study Reinstating Female Deacons – Pope Francis led an in-depth discussion on Thursday about the role of women in the Church, saying he wants to set up a commission to study the possibility of reinstating female deacons. Questioned about the prospect of changes to Canon Law which would facilitate the reform process being undertaken by many women’s congregations, the Pope said such changes could be possible, providing they were the result of a process of discernment by the competent authorities.   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

MAY 16, 2016
Speaking to France's Roman Catholic newspaper, La Croix, Francis said Europe should better integrate migrants and praised the election of the new Muslim mayor of London as an example of where this had been successful. He said 'Faced with current Islamist terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too Western was exported to countries where there was a strong power, as in Iraq, or Libya, where there was a tribal structure. We cannot advance without taking these cultures into account.'  The pope praised the election of Sadiq Khan as the first Muslim mayor of London, saying 'In London, the new mayor was sworn in in a cathedral and will probably be received by the queen. This shows the importance for Europe to regain its ability to integrate.' Ten days ago, the pope lambasted Europe over what he sees as its inadequate response to the influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle-East and Africa.   (REUTERS)
Pope Francis said 'It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest. In the face of Islamic terrorism, it would therefore be better to question ourselves about the way in which an overly Western model of democracy has been exported to countries such as Iraq, where a strong government previously existed.'   (LA STAMPA)

 

MAY 19, 2016
Pope Francis is to meet the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar at the Vatican on Monday in an unprecedented encounter between the leader of the world's Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam. The hugely symbolic visit comes against the backdrop of a recent improvement in relations between the two faiths after serious tensions during the time of Francis's predecessor, Benedict XVI. Ties were badly soured when the now-retired Benedict made a September 2006 speech in which he was perceived to have linked Islam to violence, sparking deadly protests in several countries and reprisal attacks on Christians. Dialogue resumed in 2009 but was suspended again by Al-Azhar in 2011 when Benedict called for the protection of Christian minorities after a bomb attack on a church in Alexandria, an intervention that was perceived as meddling in Egypt's internal affairs. Relations have steadily improved since Francis became pope in 2013 with inter-faith dialogue near the top of his agenda, something he underlined with a personal message to the Muslim world to mark the end of the first month of Ramadan of his pontificate.   (AFP)

 

MAY 20, 2016
Milan and Italian Sporting Authorities CONI, FIGC and Lega Serie A Enjoy Memorable Private Audience With Pope Francis – Addressing his guests, Pope Francis said 'You’re champions of sport, but above all champions in life. Your presence offers me the opportunity to express my appreciation of the professional qualities and wonderful traditions that distinguish your clubs and the world of football in general. Many supporters, especially youngsters, are keen followers of yours. You attract the attention of these people, who admire you, and therefore you’re required to behave in a way that demonstrates the human qualities of athletes acting as testimonials of the authentic values of sport.'   (JUVENTUS)

 

MAY 20, 2016
Commenting on the Gospel passage in which Christ speaks with the Pharisees about adultery, Pope Francis said the Lord overcomes the human vision which would reduce the vision of God to a casuistic equation. The Gospel, the Pope said, is full of examples of the Pharisees and the doctors of the law attempting to trap Jesus by catching Him off guard, seeking to undermine the authority and favour he enjoys with the people. One of those attempts is related in the day’s Gospel, in which the Pharisees tempt Him by asking if it is licit for a man to put away his wife.
Pope Francis said 'But Jesus, so merciful, He is so great, that he never, never, never, closes the door to sinners. And so He does not limit Himself to proclaiming the truth of God, but goes on to ask the Pharisees what Moses had established in the Law. And when the Pharisees responded that Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce, Jesus replied that this was permitted “because of the hardness of your hearts.” That is, Jesus always distinguished between the truth and “human weakness” without “twisting words.” In the world in which we live, with this culture of the provisional, this reality of sin is so strong. But Jesus, recalling Moses, tells us: “But there is hardness of heart, there is sin, something can be done: forgiveness, understanding, accompaniment, integration, discernment of these cases… But always… But the truth is never sold. And Jesus is capable of stating this very great truth, and at the same time being so understanding with sinners, with the weak.'
And so, Pope Francis emphasized, these are “the two things that Jesus teaches us: truth and understanding.” This is what the “enlightened theologians” fail to do, because they are closed in the trap of “a mathematical equation” of “Can it be done? Can it not be done?” and so they are “incapable both of great horizons, and of love” for human weakness.
 
(VATICAN RADIO)

 

MAY 22, 2016
Pope Francis strongly implied that the terrorists who attacked Paris and Brussels did so because they 'grew up in a ghetto.' He also applauded the election of Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stating it 'illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate'.  Pope Francis also claimed Europe’s declining birth rate is a 'grave problem' that makes mass Muslim migration 'necessary.' He described this 'demographic emptiness' as a result of 'a selfish search for well-being'. Pope Francis criticised France’s 'exaggeration' of the separation of church and state, expressing disapproval of the country’s ban on the niqab in public places. This type of veil has been banned in Muslim-majority countries Azerbaijan and Chad. Polls show the vast majority of people in Islamic countries, apart from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, widely disapprove of the garment. Suggesting that the fear of migration in Europe is partly based on a fear of Islam, Pope Francis was asked whether he felt that such fears are justified. He said he didn’t think that 'there is a fear of Islam as such but of [Islamic State] and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam'. 'It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest' the Pope said.    (BREITBART)

 

MAY 23, 2016
Benedict XVI Sees Resignation as Expanding Petrine Ministry – Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary of the Pope Emeritus and prefect of the Pontifical Household, has confirmed the existence of a group who fought against Benedict’s election in 2005, but stressed that "Vatileaks" or other issues had "little or nothing" to do with his resignation in 2013. Archbishop Georg Gänswein said Benedict did not abandon the papacy like Pope Celestine V in the 13th century but rather sought to continue his Petrine Office in a more appropriate way given his frailty. “Therefore, from 11 February 2013, the papal ministry is not the same as before,” he said. The German prelate especially highlighted Regoli’s account of “a dramatic struggle” that took place in the 2005 Conclave between the “so-called ‘Salt of the Earth Party’” (named after the book interview with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) comprising “Cardinals Lopez Trujillo, Ruini, Herranz, Ruoco Varela or Medina" and their adversaries: "the so-called St. Gallen group” that included “Cardinals Danneels, Martini, Silvestrini or Murphy O’Connor” — a group Cardinal Danneels referred jokingly to as “a kind of mafia-club,” Archbishop Gänswein recalled.   (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

MAY 23, 2016
Leaders of the World’s Two Largest Faiths Reconciled With a Hug and a Kiss – With a hugely symbolic hug and an exchange of kisses on the cheek, Pope Francis and the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar Mosque took a major step toward restoring relations between major branches of the world's two largest faiths, Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam. The two met privately for 25 minutes in the pope's private library at the Vatican. 'This meeting is the message' the pope told the imam, Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb.   (THE WASHINGTON POST)

 

MAY 26, 2016
After Pope Francis celebrated Corpus Christi Mass, a procession followed from the Basilica of St. John Lateran to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Just like last year, Pope Francis didn't directly take part in the procession. He was however, driven to St. Mary Major. Upon his arrival, he concluded the liturgical celebrations.  (ROME REPORTS)

 

MAY 29, 2016
Pope Francis To Author New Book Answering Teens' Questions – After becoming the first Pope to author a children's book earlier this year, Pope Francis will soon come out with another, based on his responses to questions posed by youth through a new online platform.   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

MAY 29, 2016
Pope Francis gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek – Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors at an event held at the Vatican to promote the work of a foundation inspired by the pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes.  The foundation connects technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace. Francis had created a similar organisation when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, but Scholas has now become an international foundation working out of the Vatican. “Important values can be transmitted by celebrities,” said one of the organisers.   (REUTERS / ROME REPORTS)

 

MAY 30, 2016
Pope Francis held an emotional meeting with hundreds of children on Saturday and told them migrants 'are not dangerous, but in danger'. The meeting followed a surge in migrant traffic this week between Libya and Italy.   (RETUERS)

 

MAY 30, 2016
In a homily Pope Francis said 'Jesus was Himself tempted to lose the memory of His own mission, to not give way to prophecy and to prefer security instead of Hope. To this people Jesus, because he knew temptation in Himself, reproaches'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

MAY 31, 2016
Pope Francis met 12 YouTube vloggers for an hour-long, face-to-face meeting. The vloggers present cover everything from video games to beauty tips in their videos. The “private” meeting will eventually be vlogged by each of the participants, who come from 10 countries and have a collective total of 26 million subscribers. According to YouTube, the group talked about “immigrant rights, gender equality, loneliness and self-esteem, and greater respect for diversity of all kinds.”   (WASHINGTON POST)

 

JUNE 1, 2016
Pope Meets With Jains To Promote Healing and Caring for Earth and Humanity – Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that promotes compassion and non-violence. Pope Francis spoke to the group about the responsibility all have to care for creation and mother Earth and thanked them for how they view the world. He said 'We all love mother Earth, because she is the one who has given us life and safeguards us; I would also call her sister Earth, who accompanies us during the journey of our existence. Our duty is to take care of her just as we would take care of a mother or of a sister, with responsibility, with tenderness and with peace.'    (ROME REPORTS)

 

JUNE 1, 2016
Campaigners For Women's Ordination Have Unprecedented Meeting with Vatican Representative – Women’s Ordination Worldwide wants to re-open dialogue in the Church. Since 2002, around 150 women have been “ordained” and all of them have been excommunicated as a result. Yesterday evening members of the group had an unprecedented meeting with an official from the Vatican Secretariat of State who agreed to give a petition to the Pope calling for the excommunications to be lifted, and who, according to the women, listened to “our heartfelt plea for women priests in our Church”. Campaigners have been encouraged by Pope Francis’s recent remarks that he wanted to set up a commission to explore the question of women deacons. For the first time the group has been given official permission to hold a public demonstration in the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo on the day that the Pope celebrates a jubilee mass for priests. Members of the women’s ordination group have also been given tickets to attend the Mass.    (THE TABLET)

 

JUNE 2, 2016
Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for June: Human Solidarity – In the video presentation Pope Francis says 'In our cities the elderly and sick are neglected. Can we ignore it? Our cities should be characterized above all by solidarity, which entails not only giving to the needy , but also taking responsibility for one another and fostering a culture of encounter. Will you join me in my prayer? That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.'    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

JUNE 3, 2016
The spiritual seat of the world's Orthodox Christians issued a call for unity ahead of the first ever meeting of the faith's 14 independent churches that is expected to discuss the churches' common future and efforts to heal the nearly 1,000-year rift with the Roman Catholics. All the Orthodox churches, old and new that emerged over the centuries, have never met like this before — not since the "great schism" of 1054, when the Orthodox and Roman Catholics split after disputes over the Vatican's power.   (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

JUNE 6, 2016
An elderly couple with disabilities on the outskirts of Rome now has an electric scooter, thanks to a gift from Pope Francis.     (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JUNE 6, 2016
Pope Francis to Address Americans at Evangelical Event with Special Video Message – PULSE, a student-led evangelism movement founded by Nick Hall, has called 1 million Americans to gather on the National Mall in Washington DC on July 16th and join in prayer for the nation at an event called "Together 2016." The event will feature a personal video message from Pope Francis. More Than 40 Well-Known Musicians, Authors, Pastors, Speakers Will Take Stage At National Mall July 16th. Confirmed speakers and artists include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins, Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Sammy Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Bob Lenz, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D’Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer   (CHRISTIAN NEWS WIRE – Press Release, Icon Media)

 

JUNE 9, 2016
In a homily Pope Francis said 'It is not Catholic (to say) ‘or this or nothing:’ This is not Catholic, this is heretical. Jesus always knows how to accompany us, he gives us the ideal, he accompanies us towards the ideal, He frees us from the chains of the laws' rigidity and tells us: ‘But do that up to the point that you are capable.’ And he understands us very well. He is our Lord and this is what he teaches us…And allow me to use this word that seems a bit strange: it’s the tiny sanctity of negotiations. ‘So, I can’t do everything but I want to do everything, therefore I reach an agreement with you, at least we don’t trade insults, we don’t wage a war and we can all live in peace.’ Jesus is a great person! He frees us from all our miseries and also from that idealism which is not Catholic. Let us implore our Lord to teach us, first to escape from all rigidity but also to go out beyond ourselves, so we can adore and praise God who teaches us to be reconciled amongst ourselves and who also teaches us to reach an agreement up to the point that we are able to do so.'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

JUNE 10, 2016
Pope Elevates Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to Feast Day – Pope Francis raised the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar. While most liturgical celebrations of individual saints during the year are known formally as memorials, those classified as feasts are reserved for important events in Christian history and for saints of particular significance, such as the Twelve Apostles. Archbishop Arthur Roche wrote that St. Mary Magdalene's feast day is a call for all Christians to "reflect more deeply on the dignity of women, the new evangelization and the greatness of the mystery of divine mercy…Pope Francis has taken this decision precisely in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy to highlight the relevance of this woman who showed great love for Christ and was much loved by Christ…It is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman has the same level of feast given to the celebration of the apostles in the general Roman calendar and highlights the special mission of this woman who is an example and model for every woman in the church."    (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

JUNE 10, 2016
Pope Meets With Global Organization of Calvinist Churches – The Pope met with the delegation of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, which unites about 225 Protestant churches in 100 countries, representing at least 80 million Christians. After the official speeches, the president gave the Pope a painting that evokes environmental care. One of the fruits of this visit to the Vatican will be promoting various projects of social assistance. The idea is to focus more on what unites than what separates.    (ROME REPORTS)

 

JUNE 16, 2016
Most Marriages Today Are Invalid, Pope Francis Suggests – Pope Francis said 'It’s provisional, and because of this the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null. Because they say “yes, for the rest of my life!” but they don’t know what they are saying. Because they have a different culture. They say it, they have good will, but they don’t know.'  He noted that as Archbishop of Buenos Aires he had prohibited marriages in the case of “shotgun weddings” where the prospective bride was pregnant. He did this on the grounds there was a question of the spouses’ free consent to marry…He said that in Argentina’s northeast countryside, couples have a child and live together. He said 'I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity, but there are local superstitions, etc.'
**Updated June 17, 2016 to include a clarification by the Vatican: Pope Francis approved a revision to the official transcript to say that 'a portion' of sacramental marriages are null, instead of 'the great majority.'  While he initially said in unscripted comments that 'the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null,' he later approved a revision of these remarks.  When the Vatican released its official transcript of the encounter the following day, they had changed the comment to say that 'a portion of our sacramental marriages are null.'   
(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JUNE 17, 2016
Priests Who Refuse Baptism To Babies Of Single Mothers Are 'Animals' – Pope Francis has described priests who refuse to baptise children of single mothers as “animals”, while stressing that the moral teaching of Church is based on love not rigidity. An emphasis on the letter rather than spirit of the law can lead to “pastoral cruelty” — like the doctors of the law during the time of Jesus Christ. He explained that the pastoral task of “embracing, accompanying, integrating, discerning should be done without sticking one’s nose into the morality of people’s lives”. Pope Francis explained that at the root of moral legalism, there is an “individualism” that takes comfort in the fact that dilemmas and complexities have been already neatly solved. He defined this behaviour as “hedonistic.” Francis has come under criticism for his refusal to lay down clear moral guidelines – particularly on the question of communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. The Pope said that he had based parts of the document on the work of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.    (THE TABLET)

 

JUNE 20, 2016
Pope Francis 'tweeted' – 'We are all on a journey to the common house of heaven, where we will be able to admire with joyful wonder the mystery of the universe.'    (TWITTER)

 

JUNE 21, 2016
Pope Francis sent a video message to the participants in the Sixth World Conference Against the Death Penalty. In it he said 'The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” has absolute value and applies both to the innocent and to the guilty….It must not be forgotten that the inviolable and God-given right to life also belongs to the criminal. Today I would encourage all to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty, but also for the improvement of prison conditions, so that they fully respect the human dignity of those incarcerated. “Rendering justice” does not mean seeking punishment for its own sake, but ensuring that the basic purpose of all punishment is the rehabilitation of the offender. The question must be dealt with within the larger framework of a system of penal justice open to the possibility of the guilty party’s reinsertion in society.'    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

JUNE 26, 2016
Christians Should Apologize For Helping To Marginalize Gays – Aboard the papal flight from Armenia Pope Francis said:
'I will repeat what I said on my first trip. I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally. One can condemn, but not for theological reasons, but for reasons of political behavior…Certain manifestations are a bit too offensive for others, no? … But these are things that have nothing to do with the problem. The problem is a person that has a condition, that has good will and who seeks God, who are we to judge? And we must accompany them well…this is what the catechism says, a clear catechism. Then there are traditions in some countries, in some cultures that have a different mentality on this problem. I think that the Church must not only ask forgiveness – like that “Marxist Cardinal” said (laughs) – must not only ask forgiveness to the gay person who is offended. But she must ask forgiveness to the poor too, to women who are exploited, to children who are exploited for labor. She must ask forgiveness for having blessed so many weapons. The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving many times – when I say the Church, I mean Christians! The Church is holy, we are sinners! – Christians must ask forgiveness for having not accompanied so many choices, so many families…I remember from my childhood the culture in Buenos Aires, the closed Catholic culture.'
He also said 'I think that the intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken. He was a reformer. Perhaps some methods were not correct. But in that time, if we read the story of the Pastor, a German Lutheran who then converted when he saw reality – he became Catholic – in that time, the Church was not exactly a model to imitate. There was corruption in the Church, there was worldliness, attachment to money, to power…and this he protested. Then he was intelligent and took some steps forward justifying, and because he did this. And today Lutherans and Catholics, Protestants, all of us agree on the doctrine of justification. On this point, which is very important, he did not err.'   
(CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE / CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JUNE 29, 2016
Traditionalist St. Pius X society abandons unification, claims Francis spreading errors – A traditionalist group of Catholic bishops and priests that has been separated from the wider Church for decades appears to have abandoned efforts to reunite with Rome, releasing a statement that claims Pope Francis is encouraging the spreading of errors in Church teaching. The society's statement says there is a “great and painful confusion that currently reigns in the Church” that “requires the denunciation of errors that have made their way into it and are unfortunately encouraged by a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself.” and ends with a paragraph that begins: “The Society of Saint Pius X prays and does penance for the Pope, that he might have the strength to proclaim Catholic faith and morals in their entirety.”    (LA STAMPA)

 

JULY 2, 2016
Pope Francis sent a video message to the participants in the gathering of the Together for Europe initiative – an initiative that brings together over 300 Christian Movements and Communities of diverse confessions from every part of the Continent. While preserving their independence, collectively they form a network to pursue shared goals, each bringing a contribution specific to their own charism.    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

JULY 3, 2016
Pope Francis said 'They ("traditionalists") do their work, I do mine. I want an open and understanding Church which accompanies the wounded families. They say "no" to everything. I continue my path without being sidetracked. I do not behead people. I never have liked it. Let me repeat: I reject conflict. You remove a nail by applying pressure upwards. Or you tranquilize them, put them to the side, when they reach retirement age.'    (LA NACION)

 

JULY 6, 2016
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July is for Respect for Indigenous Peoples: "That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect."
Full text of the Pope's video is:
Representative of Indigenous People: 'Speaking for indigenous peoples, I ask that our ways of life may be respected, our rights and our traditions. Will you listen to me?'
Pope Francis: 'I want to be a spokesman for the deepest longings of indigenous peoples. And I want you to add your voice to mine in a heartfelt prayer that all will respect indigenous peoples, threatened in their identity and even in their existence.'   
(VATICAN RADIO)

 

JULY 7, 2016
Citing the Second Vatican Council document Sacrosantum Concilium, the Pope referred to the Eucharist as 'a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity,' and he called the faithful to be nourished by it 'in order to be fraternally united among themselves, and cooperate in the building of the Church and the good of the world.'    (VATICAN RADIO)

 

JULY 10, 2016
Pope’s Teaching on Divorce Divides Bishops – Pontiff’s elliptical language leaves meaning open to interpretation, with dioceses going divergent ways    (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)

 

JULY 11, 2016
Catholic Scholars Appeal to Pope Francis to Repudiate ‘Errors’ in Amoris Laetitia    (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER)

 

JULY 12, 2016
Pope Francis Issues Directive Contradicting Advice Of Cardinal Sarah – Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, urged priests and bishops to start celebrating Masses "ad orientem", or facing away from the congregation, beginning the first Sunday of Advent this year. However, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, issued a statement yesterday clarifying the situation and indicating Pope Francis met with Cardinal Sarah on 9 July to indicate no liturgical directives will begin in Advent.    (THE TABLET)

 

JULY 15, 2016
As Reforms Roll Out, Pope Francis Proves A Man Of His Word – When we look at what Francis has preached about since practically his first day in office, three biggies come to mind: a Church that's less clerical, has a stronger lay involvement and a greater presence of women. With his decision this week to appoint several lay persons to important Vatican posts, among whom are Americans Greg Burke and Kim Daniels, as well as Spaniard Paloma Garcia Ovejero, Francis has made good on his intentions. The appointments are significant because while laity have always been named as consultors to pontifical councils and congregations, Daniels, Schächter and Soberón were appointed members. Under St. John Paul II's 1988 apostolic constitution Pastor bonus – which regulates and defines responsibilities, duties and the composition of the offices of the Roman Curia but is being reconsidered in Francis' reform – membership to councils and congregations was exclusive to cardinals and bishops.    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JULY 16, 2016
'Together 2016' Shut Down Early Due To Heat – A 12-hour gathering of thousands of Christians on the Washington Monument grounds was stopped four hours early because of heat. A U.S. Park Police spokeswoman said officers responded to 350 medical calls for heat-related injuries.    (WTOP)

 

JULY 22, 2016
Pope Shakes Up Cloisters With New Norms Focused On Prayer, Centralization    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JULY 27, 2016
Pope Francis responded to recent violence across the globe by saying that the world is at war, saying 'When I speak of war, I talk about it seriously, but it’s not a war of religion. It’s a war for money, for resources, for nature, for dominion. This is the war. Could one think of a religious war? No. All religions want peace. Others want war. Is that clear?'    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JULY 27, 2016
Pope Tells Youth To 'make chaos'    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JULY 28, 2016
For a $25,000 Contribution, You Can Meet Pope Francis – IfOnly.com, which sells deluxe travel and adventure opportunities, celebrity encounters, fine culinary options with famous chefs, and all manner of dreamed-about experiences, with a portion of the proceeds going to nonprofits, is offering a “once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Pope Francis plus a gala and a six-day trip to the Mediterranean”  (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE)

 

JULY 30, 2016
In impromptu remarks to young people at World Youth Day Pope Francis said 'We may think that we are the “worst” on account of our sins and weaknesses. However, this is how God prefers us to be, in order that his mercy may spread.' (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JULY 20, 2016
Pope Francis 'tweeted' – 'We have come into the world in order to leave a mark.'    (TWITTER)

 

JULY 31, 2016
After being asked about the assassination of Fr. Jacques Hamel (a priest in France whose throat was slit while celebrating the Holy Mass by Islamic terrorists)
Pope Francis said 'I don’t like to speak of Islamic violence, because every day, when I browse the newspapers, I see violence, here in Italy… this one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law… and these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics! If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence…and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there’s everything. There are violent persons of this religion… this is true: I believe that in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. Fundamentalists. We have them. When fundamentalism comes to kill, it can kill with the language — the Apostle James says this, not me — and even with a knife, no? I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true. I had a long conversation with the imam, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar University, and I know how they think…They seek peace, encounter…'  
(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

JULY 31, 2016
Pope Francis 'tweeted' – 'God love us as we are: no sin, fault or mistake can make Him change His mind.'    (TWITTER)

 

AUGUST 1, 2016
Muslims Go To Mass To Show Solidarity – Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference said in a speech at World Youth Day in Krakow that there is no such a thing as a religious conflict. He said the presence of Muslims in the churches of Italy is a first step “to gather all religions around a universal value: peace”   (LA STAMPA)

 

AUGUST 2, 2016
Vatican Announces Commission on Women Deacons – the Vatican announced that "after intense prayer and mature reflection," Pope Francis has established a “Commission of Study on the Diaconate of Women” and named twelve members to it, six of them women”   (AMERICA MAGAZINE)

 

AUGUST 2, 2016
Parish Secretaries Seem Like 'disciples of Satan' – Answering a question on whether parishes are still the best way to reach people, the Pope stressed that the parish 'is the house of the people of God' and must have its doors wide open to receive people. But he warned: 'There are parishes with parish secretaries who seem to be 'disciples of Satan' and scare people; parishes with closed doors' he said.   (THE TABLET)

 

AUGUST 2, 2016
Pope Francis 'tweeted' – 'The secret to joy: never suppress positive curiosity; get involved, because life is meant to be lived.'    (TWITTER)

 

AUGUST 2, 2016
'Not My Pope' Hashtag Highlights French Divisions – The hashtag #PasMonPape which translates as "not my Pope" became the number one trend in France after Pope Francis's comments comparing Islamic violence to Catholic violence. Some also used the tag #PapeDemission or "Pope Resignation".    (BBC)

 

AUGUST 3, 2016
Pope Francis released a video message on his universal prayer intentions for August where he speaks of his desire that sports may build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace. In the video (which shows athletes kicking balls through a wall) he says: 'Sports make it possible to build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace. I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity. Do we exercise together this prayer intention? That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between people and may contribute to peace in the world.'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

AUGUST 4, 2016
Pope Francis had a private meeting July 27 with the bishops of the Poland. He said 'The parish must remain: it’s a structure we must not throw out the window! In fact, the parish is the house of the People of God, the one in which it lives. The problem is how to build the parish! There are parishes with parish secretaries that seem to be “disciples of Satan,” that frighten the people!'   (ZENIT)

 

AUGUST 15, 2016
U.S. Lutherans Approve Historic Agreement With Catholic Church – Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door, the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. has approved a declaration ('Declaration on the Way') recognizing “there are no longer church-dividing issues” on many points with the Roman Catholic Church. The declaration comes as the Lutheran and Catholic churches prepare to kick off a year of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation(RELIGION NEWS SERVICE)

 

AUGUST 23, 2016
Vatican Newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Is Authoritative Church Teaching – Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” — papal teaching — to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper. Father Pie-Ninot’s article in L’Osservatore Romano Aug. 23 came in response to questions raised about the formal weight of the pope’s document, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”). For instance, U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke has said on several occasions that the document is “a mixture of opinion and doctrine.” Accepting “Amoris Laetitia” as authoritative church teaching, Father Pie-Ninot said, applies also to the document’s “most significant words” about the possibility of people divorced and remarried without an annulment receiving Communion in limited circumstances.  (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

AUGUST 25, 2016
Life Isn't Black and White – Teach Priests To Discern the Gray, Pope Says – Pope Francis said 'Future priests need to be formed not with general and abstract ideas, which are (overly) clear and distinct, but this fine discernment of spirits, so that they can help people in their concrete lives'. Seminarians and future priests, he said, 'need to truly understand this: in life not everything is black and white, white and black. No! In life shades of gray predominate. We must then teach how to discern within this gray.' He said the Church today 'needs to grow in her capacity for spiritual discernment',noting that in some seminaries, formation plans place too much of an emphasis on educating 'in the light of ideas that are overly clear and distinct, and therefore of acting with limits and rigidly defined ‘a priori’ criteria.' By having the rules so clearly defined, the formation turns into a formula of 'you must do this, you must not do this' and doesn’t depend on the 'concrete situations' of everyday life, he said.   (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

AUGUST 25, 2016
Meeting Between Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury – Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, the Primate of the Anglican Communion, will meet in Rome on October 5. They will have a private meeting that could signal a new phase in ecumenical relations.   (CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE)

 

AUGUST 29, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Gives Pope Francis Model Drone During Vatican Meeting – Zuckerberg is the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to meet the Pope. In January the Pontiff met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, just a few days after hosting former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Pope Francis met Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom in February.   (FOX NEWS)

 

AUGUST 29, 2016
George Soros Paid Leftist Groups to Silence Pope on Abortion and Marriage – Newly released documents from Wikileaks have exposed the efforts of hard-left billionaire George Soros to make Pope Francis quiet down on social issues like abortion and man-woman marriage and make income equality and global warming the centerpiece of his visit last year to the U.S.   (BREITBART)

 

AUGUST 30, 2016
Pope Francis Assumes Responsibility For Migrants In Vatican Reform – New Vatican department created that merges four Vatican offices into one handling peace, the environment and human-trafficking issues.   (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

AUGUST 30, 2016
See Pope Francis Meet Celebrities – Since Pope Francis was elected in 2013, he has met with several of the world’s most famous people – Leonardo DiCaprio (January 28, 2016), George Clooney (May 29, 2016), Mark Zuckerberg (August 29, 2016), Andrea Bocelli (September 26, 2015), Angelina Jolie (January 8, 2015), Patti Smith (April 10, 2013), Apple CEO Tim Cook (January 22, 2016), Joseph Fiennes (February 3, 2016).   (TIME)

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
New Work Of Mercy Enshrined In First Papal Message For Creation – Pope Francis has added a new work of mercy for Catholics to perform: caring for our common home, the planet and all its inhabitants. ‘It’s not every day that you have a new work of mercy in the Catholic Church!’ That was how the new director of the Vatican press office, American Greg Burke introduced the briefing, focused on the papal message entitled ‘Show Mercy to our Common Home’. Christians have been called to carry out 6 acts of mercy, listed in St Matthew’s Gospel – giving food and drink to the hungry and thirsty, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and the prisoners – with a 7th one, burying the dead, added in medieval times. Now the new papal message adds an eighth one to that list and, as Terence Ward, author of ‘The Guardian of Mercy’ pointed out, it could be seen as the most significant of them all.   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Pope Francis released his prayer intention video message for September. In it he says: 'Humanity is experiencing a crisis that is not only economic and financial, but is also ecological, educational, moral, and human. When we talk about crisis, we talk about dangers, but also opportunities. What is the opportunity? Being solidarity. Come, help me. That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.'   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Fortune/Time Global Forum 2016 to Take Place in the Vatican – The unprecedented gathering will convene select global Fortune 500 CEOs, members of the Time 100 and non-profit, academic, religious and labor leaders to address the need for a global economic system that both encourages growth and spreads its benefits more broadly. The  conference will culminate in an address by His Holiness Pope Francis. Members of the 2016 Global Forum Host Committee include CEOs from Dow Chemical, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto, McKinsey, PepsiCo, Siemens, Virgin Group and WPP as well as leaders from non-profit organizations including the Rockefeller, Ford and Mo Ibrahim Foundations.'   (FORTUNE)

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Anglicans Look To Pope As Role Model of Christian Leadership   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Pope Francis said 'Division is the weapon the devil employs most to destroy the Church from within. He has two weapons, but the main one is division: the other is money. The devil enters through our pockets and destroys with the tongue, with idle chatter that divides, and the habit of gossiping is a habit of ‘terrorism’. The gossip is a ‘terrorist’ who throws a grenade – chatter – in order to destroy. Please, fight against division, because it is one of the weapons that the devil uses to destroy the local Church and the universal Church.'    (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Pope Holds Private Encounter With Pentecostal Pastors    (NEWS.VA)

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Pope Francis On The Correct Interpretation Of “Amoris Laetitia” – The bishops of Buenos Aires sent their priests a document on integrating remarried divorcees (with admission to the sacraments on a case-by-case basis). Francis wrote them a letter praising them for their work, writing 'the text is very good and fully captures the meaning of chapter VIII of the ‘Amoris Laetitia’. There are no other interpretations'. The Pope had already given a verbal response to this last April. He was asked whether there were any real new possibilities for access to the sacraments that did not exist prior to the publication of the “Amoris Laetitia” encyclical. He answered 'I could say “yes” and leave it at that, but that would be too brief a response. I recommend that all of you read the presentation made by Cardinal Schönborn, a great theologian.'    (LA STAMPA)

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Pope Endorsement Softens Stance On Divorced Catholics – Pope Francis praises Argentinian document stating some in ‘irregular family situations’ could receive communion   (THE GUARDIAN)

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Conference Explores Pope's Vision Of a Social Market Economy – Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Vatican’s new dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, gave the opening address on at an international conference entitled ‘The Economy according to Pope Francis – a case study of social market economy’.   (VATICAN RADIO)

 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
For Eastern Catholics, Pope Makes Changes to Latin Church's Law   (CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Addressing 154 recently appointed bishops from around the world Pope Francis said 'The world is tired of lying spellbinders and, allow me to say, ‘trendy’ priests or bishops. The people sniff them out – they have God’s sense of smell – and they walk away when they recognise narcissists, manipulators, defenders of their own causes, auctioneers of vain crusades…Initiating or preparing people for God and his “abyss of love” is key…Today too much fruit is being demanded from trees that have not been cultivated enough. Everything needs proper and ongoing preparation, and neglecting that has also resulted in today’s crisis in education and values, “emotional illiteracy,” and a lack of discernment, vocations and peacemaking.'   (CATHOLIC HERALD)

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Pope Says Welcoming Refugees Helps Keep Us Safe From Terrorism – Pope Francis has encouraged Europeans to welcome refugees, calling authentic hospitality 'our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism.' He said 'I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm welcome.'   (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Dilution of Doctrine – This is not a normal moment in the Catholic Church. Someone leaked a letter from Pope Francis to the Argentine bishops, praising their openness to allowing some divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive communion. The “private” letter was the latest move in a papal dance that’s been going on since Francis was elected. The pope clearly wants to admit remarried Catholics to communion, and he tried by hook and crook to get the world’s bishops to agree. The conservative resistance couldn’t be overcome directly without courting a true crisis. So Francis has proceeded indirectly, offering studied ambiguity in official publications combined with personal suggestions of where he really stands. This dance has effectively left Catholicism with two teachings on marriage and the sacraments. The traditional rule is inscribed in the church’s magisterium, and no mere papal note can abrogate it. But to the typical observer, it’s the Francis position that looks more like the church’s real teaching (He is the pope, after all), even if it’s delivered off the cuff or in footnotes or through surrogates. That position, more or less, seems to be that second marriages may be technically adulterous, but it’s unreasonable to expect modern people to realize that, and even more unreasonable to expect them to leave those marriages or practice celibacy within them. So the sin involved in a second marriage is often venial not mortal, and not serious enough to justify excluding people of good intentions from the sacraments.   (NEW YORK TIMES)

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Pope Francis: Journalism Based On Rumors Is Form Of Terrorism – The pontiff urged reporters not to stoke fear, particularly with stories regarding migration forced by war or hunger. 'I have often spoken of rumors as ‘terrorism,’ of how you can kill a person with the tongue' the Pope said.   (NEWSWEEK)

 

 

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In all humility and in full knowledge of our own unworthiness, we have the duty to declare that the overwhelming worship expressed towards Francis I is due to his defenders' love towards the rebellious commandments and false teachings of this man.

+  To follow Francis' commandments is to make him like unto God.

+  To call those who follow the Laws of God 'fundamentalists' means to not accept God's Laws.

To declare blasphemous those who oppose a pharisee's heresies against God is to honor a rebellious man before God.

+  To defend a burglar in order to condemn the victim of his theft is to betray God.

+  To push for modernism in order to appeal to the world and refill our churches is to be an arrogant hypocrite who would rather direct humanity towards eternal flames by changing God's Saving Word in order to suit his/her own worldly desires without crucifying his/her own flesh in imitation of Christ.

+  Based on God's Holy Word, therefore, to honor and obey the one who now unlawfully occupies Peter's Chair is to honor and obey Satan who is his lord.

Shall you continue on this path and accept the lies told by the False Prophet, soon you will worship the man of sin, the murderer, the Beast, the one universally known as the Antichrist.

This is the belief of the original Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Whoever denies this, denies God and His Word.


"The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, leading them to believe what is false, so that all who have not believed the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness will be condemned." – 2 THESSALONIANS 2

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128 comments for “Putting Pope Francis into Perspective

  1. Kathy Donohue
    September 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    What could be done to help you? There use to be a group for teens who didn't even want to go to mass. They were prayed over and taken to different conferences. At one Fr. Robert DeGrandis was it's main speaker. He spoke them first and gave each a book of his on teen forgiveness prayers. When they got home TV's were put on and St. Padre Pio was on having mass. At our next meeting they didn't want to go to mass on Sunday's ONLY. Now it was as soon as possible. They asked what more that they could do for the church. I tatted rosary's for them and we asked a priest to speak to them. Praise the Lord! Can another be started again for anyone?

  2. Liam Wright
    August 14, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    In the top 10 of the favorite articles, thanks!

  3. Emily
    July 4, 2016 at 3:29 AM

    Dear Wild Voice

    In those times of crazy deception how we, as readers of your blog are supposed to know whether it's a genuine website or whether it's a' trap ' created by the false prophet himself to gather informations about us – his opponents. I notice in order to write a comment I need to leave my email address … which might one day be used as a form of identification. We all know that what goes on the Internet stays on the Internet, so therefore my question is: If I express my real opinion here, then please tell me, in the days of great persecution of the church, when all christians will be sought for and killed , shouldn't I assume that through my comments on here, I will be easier to identify and my comment(s) left on here will make it easier to find and persecute me whilst I could remain alive and serve God and do some good work for Him?

    With Kindest Regards
    Emily

    • The WILDVOICE
      July 5, 2016 at 2:48 AM

      Interesting comment. If you are very concerned about this (most likely remote) possibility, then you might consider creating an email address specifically to be used just for commenting; and if you would like to be overly cautious, then perhaps it would be best to choose not to comment but to only read, instead.
      Whether you comment or not, we are glad you've visited out website.
      May God bless, protect, and guide you always and in all ways.
      Tom-thewildvoice

  4. Paul Fernando
    June 17, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Jesus too had to face not only criticism but also death from the so- called conservatives of his time. Today Church is like the Jewish religious authorities of Jesus' time. They were interested in dogmas, religious laws, rubrics etc. not in the commandment of love. Jesus opposed these authorities. His message was love; love to the sinner and the enemy. He identified himself with the poor. Pope Francis is trying to do the same. For me, Pope Francis is not doing enough. Lot changes are needed in the Church. Pope Francis is slow. Those who criticise Pope Francis are like Pharisees of Jesus' time. They are warried about dogmas, rubrics, rituals etc. Pope Francis stands for the poor. Didn't Jesus do the same? Pope Francis loves the sinner. Didn't Jesus do the same? Pope Francis speaks about political, economic and environmental issues that lead people into sin and misery? Why are majority becoming poor day by day? It is because of the unjust economic systems of the rich. Poverty will lead people to sin (theft, prostitution, abortion etc). It is not enough just to condemn the sinner without condemning the unjust social structures and situations that lead people to sin. Definitely, if pope is following Jesus, he must speak about these realities. Spirituality involves every sphere economics, political cultural etc. May God bless our pope.

    • The WILDVOICE
      June 20, 2016 at 2:53 AM

      Thank you for the comment Paul. Obviously, our position could not be any more divergent than yours. Will try to reply at more length later, but for now, some of these articles deal with issues you've raised:
      https://thewildvoice.org/is-pope-francis-false-prophet/
      God bless you.
      tom-thewildvoice

    • poverello
      July 15, 2016 at 5:55 PM

      St. Francis of Asissi (whose name Cardinal Bergoglio chose for his papacy) provided the following warning to those who do not do penance.

      * Concerning Those Who Do Not Do Penance

      “But all those men and women who are not doing penance and do not receive
      the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and live in vices and sin and
      yield to evil concupiscence and to the wicked desires of the flesh, and
      do not observe what they have promised to the Lord, and are slaves to the
      world, in their bodies, by carnal desires and the anxieties and cares of
      this life.”

      “These are blind, because they do not see the true light, our Lord Jesus
      Christ; they do not have spiritual wisdom because they do not have the
      Son of God who is the true wisdom of the Father. Concerning them, it is
      said, “Their skill was swallowed up” and “cursed are those who turn away
      from your commands”. They see and acknowledge, they know and do bad
      things and knowingly destroy their own souls.”

      “See, you who are blind, deceived by your enemies, the world, the flesh
      and the devil, for it is pleasant to the body to commit sin and it is
      bitter to make it serve God because all vices and sins come out and
      “proceed from the heart of man” as the Lord says in the Gospel. And you
      have nothing in this world and in the next, and you thought you would
      possess the vanities of this world for a long time.”

      But you have been deceived, for the day and the hour will come to which
      you give no thought and which you do not know and of which you are
      ignorant. The body grows infirm, death approaches, and so it dies a
      bitter death, and no matter where or when or how man dies, in the guilt
      of sin, without penance or satisfaction, though he can make satisfaction
      but does not do it.

      The devil snatches the soul from his body with such anguish and
      tribulation that no one can know it except he who endures it, and all the
      talents and power and “knowledge and wisdom” which they thought they had
      will be taken away from them, and they leave their goods to relatives and
      friends who take and divide them and say afterwards, “Cursed be his soul
      because he could have given us more, he could have acquired more than he
      did.” The worms eat up the body and so they have lost body and soul
      during this short earthly life and will go into the inferno where they
      will suffer torture without end.

      All those into whose hands this letter shall have come we ask in the
      charity that is God to accept kindly and with divine love the fragrant
      words of our Lord Jesus Christ quoted above. And let those who do not
      know how to read have them read to them.”

  5. Fortes In Fide
    April 16, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Why did Pope Benedict XVI resign? If he indeed was forced-out of the papacy, why doesn't he just say so? What is he hiding from? Thanks in advance for your answers.

    • The WILDVOICE
      April 16, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      This article may be of some interest to you. God bless.
      https://thewildvoice.org/cardinal-mafia-against-benedict-for-pope-francis/
      Tom-TheWILDVOICE

      • Fortes In Fide
        April 16, 2016 at 8:09 PM

        Thanks for the link. That was very helpful.

        However, I don't believe that "The shutting down of ATM and bank card services was serious enough, but surely Pope Benedict understood that if the Holy See was to find itself further isolated from the international banking community, the mission of the Catholic Church throughout the world would be crippled in an unprecedented way.", would be reason enough for Pope Benedict XVI to abdicate the papacy.

        Couldn't he just have gone through legal means to restore the ATM and bank card services. Surely, that's something that is not impossible to do, being that the Vatican is not a small-time customer of the Deutsche Bank.

        Was he ever approached by anyone who demanded him to resign from the papacy or else, the ATM and bank card services will not be restored? Seriously, for me this is such a petty reason.

        And if so, why didn't he just simply exposed these blackmailers? Really, I find this hard to believe.

        Make no mistake, I hate where the current "pope" is steering our beloved church to, but I am dumbfounded as to why Pope Benedict has allowed this to happen and is not doing anything about it.

        May God have mercy on us.

        Fortes In Fide

  6. April 8, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    I have been receiving locutions since advent 2000. They are both general and specific on occasion. I am consecrated to the United sacred and immaculate hearts of Jesus Mary by my priest as of 2002.To all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus not only are the Truths regarding the false prophet accurate, but as it was revealed to me that he has a blasphemous name if you remove the blasphemy you are left with IT! i.e … Jesu…it. It was shown years ago this abomination of desolation was coming. Please familiarize yourselves with the permanent order of the ALTA VENDITA, and with the Holy messages of Jesus and Mary through their instrument, and visionary in our times, Luz DeMaria. I received the apostolic blessing of St. John Paul II in July of 2000. May Jesus and Mary keep and bless us in his precious triumphant wounds, and under her, Mary's, mantle of protection . AMEN

  7. Linda
    February 17, 2016 at 12:34 AM

    THANK YOU FOR ALL THIS WORK! I knew a lot of this, but not even a half of all of it.
    Holy Virgin Mary, pray for us!

    • The WILDVOICE
      August 4, 2016 at 11:46 PM

      Thank you for the very kind words, Linda. And, just as you wrote, may we all say:

      Holy Mary,
      Conceived without sin,
      Pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
      Amen

      God Bless you.

  8. Abin Abraham
    January 29, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    From INDIA. Let's pray for the whole Catholic world to realize the betrayal of this pope. Most of the people had no information about these facts and the responsible figures are not giving us directions nor oppose this Francis effect (some are promoting). LET'S PRAY TO IMMACULATE HEART TO GRANT US GOOD FAITHFUL CATHOLIC PREACHERS.
    Thanks to this website.

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 29, 2016 at 10:50 PM

      God bless you Abin and God bless the Catholic Church, the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. Your prayer is our prayer. Let us place all our hope and trust in Jesus now. Thank you for being here and GOD BLESS YOU for caring.
      Tom-TheWILDVOICE

  9. George
    January 22, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    The pope of my church said "……this is God's mistake"? Did I read that correctly. I never knew his full range until I read his messages. He is wrong about the church, wrong about Mary, wrong about Christ, wrong about God, wrong about we who believe in the ONE True church. He called conservative Catholics sinners and Idol worshipers. What a disaster! Praying in mosque with the false religion. Saying conservative Catholics are comparable to terrorist in the Muslim religion. I had heard bad things about this confused person and I should have known how bad he really is when he became the darling of the pro gay, pro abortion, christian hating American Press and the Hollywood crowd. He said who am I to judge a gay priest? You are the POPE! It sounds like he excepts gay priests. I am very angry at the state of the world and how everything that was good before is now bad and bad is know something to be proud of.

    I will pray for him and the church. We are in crisis.

  10. Justin
    January 9, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    The false prophet implied that Jesus IS NOT God – denying His Divinity, by claiming that Jesus made mistakes and therefore Jesus had to beg forgiveness to His parents.
    He claimed that Mary and Joseph taught Him to pray, which also means that Jesus IS NOT God.

    December 27th, 2015
    Pope Francis said 'How comforting it is for us to reflect on Mary and Joseph teaching Jesus how to pray!… We know what Jesus did on that occasion. Instead of returning home with his family, he stayed in Jerusalem, in the Temple, causing great distress to Mary and Joseph who were unable to find him. For this little “escapade”, Jesus probably had to beg forgiveness of his parents. The Gospel doesn’t say this, but I believe that we can presume it. Mary’s question, moreover, contains a certain reproach, revealing the concern and anguish which she and Joseph felt.' (NEWS.VA)

  11. R Murrey
    December 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Your website allows for a rousing debate on all issues Catholic. For that, it is a blessing. This is what is meant by faith itself, people believing in God and caring about each other enough to share their ideas in order to more fully understand our mission as members of the Church.

    What I find provocative intellectually is the lack of the concept of the Holy Spirit alive in our daily lives. Instead we choose to follow a physical Church. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit who is there for us to aid us in our growth toward the fullness of Christianity.
    Instead we cater to those who feel safe and secure with a structured rigid rules-based approach to Church, which Jesus railed against.
    A layer of clergy stands between us and God, justifying its existence, by saying it is there to lead us to God. A Church, that fights over rules, trying to achieve perfection in an earthly institution. What folly!
    God commanded to His children, "Go forth and multiply". But our earthly Church demands celibacy, the state of being unmarried, even though God says "it is not good for man to be alone." Church disobeys God and turns alone-ness into a virtue. The Church chose to listen to monks instead of God! Again the Church chooses to say, "The man upstairs must have been crazy to think perfection could be achieved while being married. There stands God the Creator, looking around bewildered, befuddled, and left thinking to Himself, "Wasn't I clear enough the first time? It is not good for man to be alone." The obedient become Co-Creators, while those who disobey, establish themselves as somehow the only ones worthy of administering sacraments. Nuh-uh, I say, the sacrament of marriage is holier than holy orders, in my book, because marriage is the letting go of selfishness, while holy orders is a withholding of a complete union with another soul. To say Sisters and Priests should be lauded for their sacrifice masks the true nature of disobedience to God's order to "multiply". And let's not even go to the ridiculous concept that you can marry God in Holy Orders, which is only a misguided attempt to equate yourself with the divine. Donald Trump would be in awe of such self-aggranizement.
    The concept of "Motherness" of God is one of the outcomes of celibacy. Women love children throughout their lives. Men, however, have no real interest in children until they, themselves, experience being a father. Celibate men are oblivious to children until they are transformed by fathering their own children. Without ever knowing the love a father has, "Motherness" becomes a false concept which gathers steam. Jesus gave us the "Our father" prayer as a perfect prayer to pray. Priests are taught to remain distant and avoid attachments to another. Again with the withholding of yourself. This withholding of self creates many problems because it is wrong.

    With regard to Divorce, Marriage takes two people giving one hundred percent every day. Should one of the partners stop giving even a small effort to remain married, that spouse has already divorced the other in their heart. The withholding of self on the part of one spouse, should not be used to punish the one who did not want to divorce at all. But the Church refuses to recognize the new reality, and in effect, holds the vow-following spouse hostage in a marriage by law, even though the two are no longer one in spiritual union. In essence the Church blames the nonguilty person, and punishes both just as a bully would do.
    Change will happen. Some will like it and others hate it. Let us follow our true leader, the Holy Spirit.

  12. Asger Jönsén
    November 20, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    All this makes me feel very sad and discouraged.

  13. Disappointed Reader
    October 2, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    This website is very bad. IT IS IGNORANT, MANIPULATIVE, and trying to create DIVISION, FEAR AND HATE!!! It is a total compilation of partial statements, then suddenly the author gives his conclusion totally out of his own feelings.

    THIS WEBSITE IS NOTHING ELSE THAN A PAMPHLET!

    I am in the search of correct and true information. I am interested in knowledge and research. Based in systematic, linear evidences before drawing any conclusion. Real knowledge is big, so huge that Aristotle said that the more he knew he realized he knew little.

    Real knowledge is open and hungry for more knowledge. It has modesty, and will never condemn other's points of view.

    I will remove this website from the ones I put my time and attention, and please ask the author to work in his fears and in his ego, and that he tries working in growing his knowledge first, before, much before of putting any website trying to tell people truths that he himself doesn't even believe and know!!!

    • Janet Walton
      October 31, 2015 at 5:08 AM

      Dear disappointed Reader…I totally agree with you. Those quotes are out of context distorted rubbish. All have been refuted.

      Wild Voice give up fighting God you will never win while you remain with Satan.

      May God open your eyes.

      • The WILDVOICE
        November 2, 2015 at 9:49 PM

        Dear Janet,
        As we wrote to "Disappointed Reader" here above, there is no need to be so angry when Jesus Christ is both LOVE and TRUTH.
        Again, let us believe in CHRIST and not in the lies of the FALSE PROPHET, a "pope" who stole the seat of the true Vicar of the Lord, POPE BENEDICT XVI.

        We are pasting, once again, the very words of Jesus Christ which, according to your beliefs, MUST be disregarded as "distorted rubbish". Correct? After all, in the GOSPEL ACCORDING TO POPE FRANCIS the very center is "the poor man" and not Jesus Christ. Consequently, we all shall kneel in front of poor men (as the False Prophet declared) and not in front of Christ, which is nothing but worship of sinners.
        And as the FALSE PROPHET falls asleep during Adoration – how can one adore someone if his/her heart is so cold as to fall asleep in boredom – he hangs on his wall a CHRIST CRUCIFIED ONTO THE EVIL SYMBOL OF COMMUNISM. If this is not sheer evil according to your parameters, then no wonder you tell us to "remain with Satan": you have reversed the roles of GOD and LUCIFER in order to serve the FALSE PROPHET. But as we have said to you numberless times: do not make that mistake, Janet. Christ Is Coming to Judge and not to be "impotent" as anti-pope and Iron Guard member Jorge Mario Francis Bergoglio said a few days ago.

        ____________________________________________________________________________

        THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE AND SIGN OF THE END TIMES
        ~ Matthew 24 ~

        Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

        As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

        Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

        “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

        “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’a spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

        “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time.

        “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

        “Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
        Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

        “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

        THE DAY AND HOUR UNKNOWN

        “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

        “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

        “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 3, 2015 at 10:03 PM

      We noticed you have edited the profanities you previously wrote. We are glad.
      God bless

  14. Dimitrius Z.
    August 25, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Well…I don't give a d*** about what the pope is saying or not. May he be the Antichrist or not. May the Antichrist come or not, I don't care at all!!!
    Love and peace!
    Dimitrius Z.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 2, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Our dear Disappointed Reader,
      Thank you for the comment.

      We want you to know that being angry will not solve the issues that our Church is going through today and under the satanic forces of False Prophet "pope" Francis. If you read the Bible, you would see that many are the passages concerning the man of sin as well as Satan sitting on the throne of God within the Temple ~ That Temple being St. Peter's Basilica as the very heart of the Mystical Body(Temple) of Jesus Christ.
      Praying to Jesus could never be bad, of course, for you are stating both the obvious and the useless. I say so because what you wrote has nothing to do with the evil grip that Satan was allowed to gain upon God's Holy Church. Your words are spiritually erroneous, for you are attempting to create a rivalry between prayer and prophecy when Holy Scriptures contain both in abundant doses.
      I shall also point out that "to pray" in one sentence and "to not give a d***" in the previous one do not go together, for Christ DOES Care very much (and to the point of having died on the Cross).

      Since we are speaking of Our dear Lord Jesus, let us see what HE Had to say according to His Holy Word. Then let us see if your desire is to tell us again, "…And I don't give a d*** about what he is saying or not. May he be the Antichrist or not. May the Antichrist come or not, I don't care at all…".

      If you "do not care at all", then you must not be a Catholic —
      ____________________________________________________________________________

      THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE AND SIGN OF THE END TIMES
      ~ Matthew 24 ~

      Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

      As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

      Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

      “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

      “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’a spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

      “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time.

      “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

      “Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
      Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

      “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

      THE DAY AND HOUR UNKNOWN

      “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

      “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

      “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  15. Andy Reeves
    August 1, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    I just found a wonderful site – it is by some Catholic priests. They are not sedevacantists, nor visionaries. In fact, they do not even put any commentaries or personal beliefs – they just place Bergoglio's words alongside the Magisterium. And the result is devastating. I think you guys would like to visit and promote it.

    • Juan
      December 10, 2015 at 3:26 PM

      And What is this site?

      • The WILDVOICE
        December 23, 2015 at 7:37 PM

        Hello Juan,

        This website is called The Wild Voice. It is a website about Truth.
        Hope you are enjoying it.

        God Bless you and Merry Christmas ~

        Paul

  16. adriana
    July 14, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    The last Catholic pope was Pius Xll. All the others will go down in history as the "conciliar popes" who introdced and carried on the new "mass", new "sacraments", new canon law etc etc in order to make the new lex orandi fit the new lex credendi. The conciliar church is not catholic. Cardinal Siri (who it is said was elected in the conclave of 1958, but was forced to refuse) said it would take "circa cento anni" (about 100 years) for the church to become catholic once again.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 3, 2015 at 9:59 PM

      Dear Adriana,

      To be exact, the last Catholic Pope is POPE BENEDICT XVI. A Pope does not become "invalid" just because the Church made some changes (which, personally, I do not agree with). Without defending the Second Vatican Counsel and the several errors that it produced, no one has the authority to declare a Pope of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church "illegit".
      The only one who is invalid as he is a Luciferian is "pope" Francis: the FALSE PROPHET. We should focus on the present and on the true problem.

      God Bless +++

  17. Hilary
    March 30, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    March 14th, 2013: When addressing the world's press corps, he refused to give a blessing, explaining that since he didn't want to "offend" the non-Catholics present, so he would give it "silently".

  18. TINIGsaILANG
    January 19, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    So, if it is not Francis, who is the Pope?

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 19, 2015 at 6:32 AM

      Hello, and God Bless you on this day.

      My dear friend, the True and Only Pope remains POPE BENEDICT XVI. There can only be ONE VALID POPE and never two. He is "emeritus", therefore Pope he remains. We are not surprised to see him still wearing his white vicar's attire while meeting Jorge Mario Bergoglio. This particular situation fulfills Anna Caterina Emmerich's "Prophecy Of The Two Popes" which you can glance at onto this page.

      May God Bless you while Guiding you towards Himself.
      Thank you,

      Paul +++

      • TINIGsaILANG
        January 28, 2015 at 4:49 PM

        but he resigned, didn't he?

        • Mary Bellino
          March 31, 2015 at 4:51 PM

          Pope Benedict XVI is the true and valid Pope. He was forced to resign.

        • The WILDVOICE
          November 2, 2015 at 9:53 PM

          Dear TINIGsaILANG,
          Pope Benedict did NOT resign. He was OUSTED by false pope Francis I and his minions.

    • The WILDVOICE
      February 7, 2015 at 5:24 PM

      The TRUE POPE is BENEDICT XVI +++

    • Mary Bellino
      March 31, 2015 at 4:50 PM

      Pope Benedict XVI is the true and valid Pope.

      • The WILDVOICE
        August 4, 2016 at 11:56 PM

        AMEN +++

  19. J.C
    January 14, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Dear Remnant Clergy,
    You appear to be entirely convinced of the divine origin of the messages of MDM. For my part, I can detect no false or jarring note in any of them. Even where the content is alarming, there is always an underlying sense of comfort. Many of the specific prophecies relating to Pope Francis and to world events have turned out to be accurate. Your "backing" of the messages will tend to strengthen the belief of others. Would you care to share the basis for your confidence in MDM?

    Best regards,
    JC

  20. RENT
    January 12, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Interesting. Congratulations, you have managed to misdirect the conversation that we are in. A clever move. So cunning. Hehe. So again, is it a yes or a no?

    Let me take you to what you said before, that the "THE TRUTH" hurts, and it is suppose to hurt. Let us see this is the context of Jesus Christ speaking about the Truth of God during his times. Although many people believed him, there are also many people were scandalized by what he taught, what he said, and what he did. Then, they plotted to kill him. They were able to capture him, torture him, then nailed him to the cross.

    This is really getting interesting. You know what they say? HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF (of course, YOU will always have an answer for this). As you can see, the Truth is in the CHURCH. And as the cardinals voted for a pope, they are acting in the name of the Church. Therefore, they are acting in the name of the Truth. Therefore, their decision is True. You cannot deny that.

    The only possible reason for a person (used figuratively) to deny that TRUTH is that the TRUTH HURTS HIM, and he cannot accept that. He cannot bear the pain of looking at the eyes of the Truth. Why? Because this is not the truth that he has known in his life (and that makes the truth subjective. and that is not the Truth). Even Jesus was aware that an event where a new teaching will not be accepted by people. In fact, he used the wine and wine skin as an analogy. A NEW WINE SHOULD NEVER BE PLACED INSIDE AN OLD WINE SKIN. A NEW WINE SHOULD BE IN A NEW WINE SKIN. Putting an new wine will cause the old wine skin to burst. That is a very tragic even, seeing people's brains bursting around because their minds cannot contain the new way of teaching TRUTH. You see, TRUTH never changes. It is eternal. What changes is THE WAY THIS TRUTH IS COMMUNICATED.

    So as to what you have said, What if you (second person, plural) are the ones who are hurt by the Truth, and you chose to uphold your own idea of truth because you were not able to recognize the Truth which comes to in front of you in a new image? You see, EVERYTHING THAT FRANCIS SAID IS MUCH MORE THEOLOGICALLY SOUND, THAN WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO UPHOLD. What you are trying to uphold is totally abstract, too generalized that it cannot be simplified into a Yes or a No.

    Here is what Cardinal Rosales of the Philippines said, "Francis is a man of short words. (Then he quotes another cardinal saying "YOU HAVE TO PRAY FOR WHAT HE SAYS)"
    As for your arguments, it appears you are trying to be reasonable, to be logical, to be concerned with all the externalities. But were you able to pray for what he said? I will not like to say anything anymore for I might hurt your (plural) fragile doctrine, if you have any doctrines at all.

    Now, with my personal conclusions:
    1. You (plural, as all the other "you's" here) have no clear grasp of what you are trying to uphold. You have no precise understanding of what you stand for. You cannot draw a connection between this Truth you are talking about, Ecclesiology, papacy. If you cannot stand for anything, you will fall for everything.
    2. You are trying to be too complex, too reasonable, too wordy, too logical that it leads you to be illogical. You cannot simplify anything you want to say into this two simple terms: Yes & No. This is why I cannot expect that will ever understand a man who talks in simple terms.
    3. You mislead (intentionally or unintentionally) people, for them to lose focus of their argument.
    4. You are concerned with the external.
    5. You remove everything out of context.
    6. I do not want to entertain the possibility that you never prays for what you hear. Talk to God. Let God talk to you.
    7. I do not even want to consider the possibility that you are a body of people who has personal grudge against the present Bishop of Rome.

    oh, and final words before I end this up. You ever wonder why the truth hurts?
    TRUTH IS ETERNAL. BUT THE WAY IT IS COMMUNICATED CHANGES. THE OLD WINE SKIN CANNOT CONTAIN THE NEW WINE. THE NEW WAY OF TEACHING AN ETERNAL TRUTH WILL BURST THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO CHOSE TO RETAIN THEIR OLD UNDERSTANDING. THOSE WHO CANNOT BEAR THE PAIN TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS (the metanoia that John shouted) WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH IN ITS NEW FORM.

    THAT IS WHY THE TRUTH HURTS.

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

    -Randell Norva
    Philippines

    • Tom
      January 13, 2015 at 4:10 AM

      Hi Randell (RENT), I'm afraid you might have missed my replies to you below (as well as those of The Wild Voice). I'll repaste them here and then read what you've written now. Thanks and God bless!

      Dear Rent,
      The questions you keep needing answers to are:
      1.Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? Yes or no? why?
      2. Since you question the election of Francis, do you hold that the Church erred in her decision to allow such a Pope to be elected, that is to say, do you question the the Truth of the Church about the papacy? Yes or no? why?
      3. Do you believe that, somehow, considering this event, the Church could have lost grip of the Truth which she holds for a very long time? Yes or no? why?

      To these persistent riddles I might reply:
      I do not question Jesus Christ in His Person for choosing Judas Iscariot as His disciple. I do not hold that Jesus Christ erred in His Decision in choosing Judas Iscariot. I do not believe that Jesus Christ ever was not in full Truth, as He Is the Truth – even when He chose Judas Iscariot.
      (John 6:70-; John 13:18-)

      Hope this might be helpful and God bless.


      Also Rent you wrote:
      "I enjoy talking with you. But please, do enlighten this poor soul in front of you. And please, keep it simple. Let me quote Jesus (but I have to warn you, I may not use the exact words, but it is clear to me that this is what he means) "LET IT BE YES, IF YES; NO, IF NO.""


      Dear Rent,
      Just thought it might be good to point out that this reference ("LET IT BE YES, IF YES; NO, IF NO.") actually has to do with not taking oaths (Matthew 5:34-37). That is what it means.
      God bless you.

      Dear Rent,
      This two word answer should cover both your requirements ('words of theology' and 'understood by common people')
      You asked 'what exactly is this TRUTH that you claim to hold?'
      Here is the answer you need: JESUS CHRIST

      God bless you.

      • Tom
        January 13, 2015 at 4:27 AM

        Now I've read your reply Randell (RENT). By the way, I think the reason you may have missed the replies is because you started a new comment instead of continuing the 'conversation' below. Certainly, there is much to say with respect to your words here above and your generous explanation of the wine skin parable, but, I suppose, it might be good to let you read the replies to you first.

        Also, on a side note, and since you too are speaking of 'truth', may I ask you, genuinely, were you indeed being 'truthful' in one of your first comments when you wrote:

        'By the way, before I proceed, I want to make it clear that I speak objectively, my stand is free of any personal sentiments about the matter.'

        Randell, was that the 'truth'? Really, was it?

        I am sorry that I'm not so fancy and do not know off-hand any good Latin to sign out with…oh wait – AVE MARIA!

        God bless you Randell (RENT) and thank you so much for being here. There is great value in it. Thank you.

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 13, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      Dear RENT,

      Please, remember: the subject of our attention is JESUS CHRIST and not your personal opinions, judgments, and confusions over the TRUTH as well as over us.
      Of course we understand your pressuring need to deviate from the subject of the FALSE PROPHET, so inconvenient it is to let the TRUTH escape the prison in which some have trapped her. But this is exactly the issue we must expose for the sake of the preservation of God's Holy Word and for the salvation of God's blind children. And so, as you use your time to attack us with pure nonsense, we are to utilize our time to expose the fraud of this illegitimately elected FREEMASON, honorary member of the masonic ROTARY CLUB, LIBERATION THEOLOGY PROPAGATOR, KARL MARX ADMIRER, OVERLY-AMBITIOUS COLLECTIVIST, "mother earth" devotee PANTHEIST, HUMANISM PROMOTER, DARWIN EVOLUTIONISM BELIEVER, and absolute DESPOTIC TYRANT on top of the new "Catholic" Church: THE UNIVERSAL ONE WORLD RELIGION UNDER THE BEAST.
      We are Christians and not "Bergoglians", my dear Randell. And no matter how much one may paint a color-filled fictional dimension around this false pope, this reality is not a cartoon or a video-game. Sometimes playing video games such as "Clash of Clans" or "Boom Beach" can make one's mind and soul believe in virtual lies, thus developing delusions of all sorts. One of them, for example, being the warped belief that the doctrine of FRANCIS I is adherent to the one of JESUS CHRIST: and although such is pure fantasy (since the two are in complete opposition) the defenders and ninendors of the New World Pope will continue to deny the truth given by those who look at the origin of Crhist-ianity and not at its present disastrous state under the "destroyer" as St. Francis of Assisi stated in his prophecy.
      We will definitely pray for you, because the results of this unelected pope's false theology are being manifested in the great confusion reigning in people's minds.

      Do you even realize the gravity of declaring the POOR MAN TO BE THE CENTER OF THE GOSPELS? For this, BERGOGLIO might be guilty of heresy, for CHRIST ONLY Is at the center of the GOSPEL. Now, if I remember correctly, you compared the countless accusations made against Christ (while He Was on earth) with the almost absent -and only mocked- declarations of truth made about Bergoglio as righteous criticisms in line with God's Holy Word. This parallel could not be any more erroneous and misleading: Jesus Christ was bleeding to death as He carried the cross to Calvary and before Being brutally nailed unto it like no other man has ever experienced. In DIRECT OPPOSITION, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is being praised on the cover of over 70 magazines worldwide while promoting himself with big smiles and through this so-called "Francis Effect"- his self-glorifying doctrine made for his own success and which is deprived of the TRUE JESUS CHRIST. In this cunning game Bergoglio rather parallels Judas: just like his predecessor, the false vicar betrays the Lord by having His MYSTICAL Body scourged into persecution. Therefore, it is the REMNANT CHURCH, the TRUE and FAITHFUL MYSTICAL BODY of CHRIST, the one to be the victim of the diabolical plots and the upcoming persecutions heading our way. By substituting Jesus Christ with Bergoglio, not only you once again elevate the "pope" to status of God, but you confuse the SATAN'S FALSE PROPHET with the TRUE MESSIAH'S VICAR in a dangerous BEAST WHERE GOOD AND EVIL ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE.

      NOW, LET US SEE A FEW MORE THINGS THIS "POPE" HAS DONE SO FAR:

      – From his very first day as Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis demonstrated that he is at great pains to avoid in any way offending the practitioners of the world’s many false religions, as if their version of “truth” is as of much dignity before the Lord as that which He entrusted to His Church.
      – In addressing Muslims, who worship a false god, plainly rejecting Our Lord Jesus Christ, Pope Francis encouraged them to persist in their erroneous practices, and even went so far as to suggest that such would be blessed by the Lord whom he represents as Vicar.
      – Pope Francis has made clear his belief that there is no need to call others to convert to the one true faith as it can be found in the Holy Catholic Church alone.
      – Pope Francis maintains that religious diversity, with all of its contradictory and irreconcilable doctrines, is a gift to be celebrated. Though he stopped short of explicitly proclaiming from whence such “gifts” are bestowed, one can only presume that he imagines that these false religions spring from God Himself.

      On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, "Pope Francis" gave a brief homily to the people in attendance at his Mass. The sermon centered on the possibility of non-Catholics and non-Christians performing good works, or, as Francis put it, "doing good". He used Mark Mark 9:38-40 as the basis of his sermon which, however, actually speaks of a man performing exorcisms in Christ's name, NOT merely a man "doing good", as Francis distorts the text. Obviously, a man who performs an exorcism in Christ's name is a believer, not an unbeliever, and the traditional Catholic Haydock commentary on the passage explains that where St. John describes the man as one "who followeth not us", he didn't mean that he wasn't a disciple of Christ but that he was not following Our Lord "in that special manner, as Christ's apostles did", an observation attributed to Robert Witham (d. 1738), president of Douai College, which published the revised Rheims New Testament in 1730 (Haydock Commentary on Mk 9:37).
      Francis, of course, is entirely right in saying that non-Catholics, non-Christians, even atheists can perform good works. This is not disputed. But utterly absent from Francis' sermon is the absolutely crucial distinction between good works done from a supernatural motive, which help us to attain salvation because they are performed under the auspices of sanctifying grace, freely given to us by God – and the works that are done from a merely natural motive, which, though naturally good, will not merit salvation for anyone because they are done outside of sanctifying grace, thanks to our fallen human condition due to original sin. This omission on Bergoglio's part is scandalous in the highest degree and favors – if not outright teaches – the heresy of Pelagianism. Francis is thus exploiting the ambiguity in the term "doing good" – for it can be understood in more than one sense – and so confuses the faithful and makes it appear as though God's grace were not needed for salvation, that the good works done by unbelievers are just as efficacious for them as those performed by Catholics in the state of grace are for them.
      Whenever we speak to non-Catholics about "doing good", we must be careful to clarify what we mean, lest they mistakenly be led to believe that sanctifying grace is not necessary for the performance of good works unto salvation; or else, that there is no difference between the natural and the supernatural, between nature and grace, that man can somehow "earn" his salvation simply by "doing good".

      ALL WRITTEN WITHIN THIS COMMENT IS PURELY WHAT IT IS IN REALITY.
      NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE WHAT GOD ESTABLISHED.
      WOE TO THOSE WHO WILL DARE CHANGING EVEN JUST ONE WORD OF SCRIPTURES.

      REMEMBER: WHEN ONE EMBRACES A WATERED-DOWN VERSION OF THE TRUTH, HE IS MISLEAD INTO ETERNAL PERDITION.
      THE MODERN THEOLOGY OF "POPE" FRANCIS IS NOT OF GOD, FOR GOD WOULD NEVER GO AGAINST HIS OWN WORD.

      God Bless + + +

      • May 29, 2015 at 8:28 AM

        The very things you condemn Rabi Bergoglio for go all the way to Vatican II. You are correct in reccognizing heresy, but you've only laid the blame on the current faker. Go to the source and you will see that every so-called pope since Pius XII have been teaching and enforcing heresy. You simply must denounce Vatican II as it is the source of Bergoglio's theology and heresy.

        • The WILDVOICE
          May 29, 2015 at 1:24 PM

          My dear friend,

          Thank you for the comment and God Bless +++

          We are very well aware of the Vatican II issues. In fact there are too many of them to even begin to make a decent list. There is a page on The Wild Voice in which we give a quick overview about the Second Vatican Counsel:
          NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM and the NOVUS ORDO MISSAE
          At this point it would be a miracle if an average Catholic was graced with the gift of discernment just to be able to see what Bergoglio is doing (never mind what has been going on since 1963). The past is the past and no one can change it. We are in the present and can only change what is within it. Also, we are not fighting against the Catholic Church but against the present errors (inherited from the infiltrated Freemasons) as well as what is heading in our direction.
          We have received a few complaints from some sedevacantists, but we cannot win over the faithful's hearts if all we do is harshly declare all Vatican II Popes to be heretics when they are not. This is the wrong approach, for it is absolutely untrue and uncalled for. You folks need to calm down and remain humble, for this attitude does not come across as Christ like.
          We only take orders from JESUS CHRIST. And JESUS CHRIST never Told us that Benedict XVI or John Paul II were heretics. We are not to judge what we cannot know, unlike in the case of "pope" Francis which is unique in its nature. Indeed he is the FALSE PROPHET: the one and one only False Prophet written about in the Book of Revelation.

          May God Have mercy on us all, brother.
          Pray for us ~ we will pray for you.
          Be in piece and spread the Truth in Christ's Love +++

          God Bless.

          • dia
            July 17, 2015 at 8:28 AM

            Thank you, T.W.V., for bravely standing for the TRUTH! I hope and always pray (hard) that our LORD JESUS will gather a lot – if not all – of His beloved people when He comes back Soon.

            God bless us all!

  21. RENT
    January 11, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    To make things clear:
    1. The use of "nice" is figurative, analogical, not literal, brother. Although when I said "It is not nice" I really mean it, literally. That is not nice. That is not how a Man of Truth is expected to behave. Of course such word never exists in the Bible. Even the term "POPE" is never found in the Bible.

    By saying "The word "nice" does not appear anywhere in the Bible. It is not to be found in the TEN COMMANDMENTS simply because being "nice" is just an exterior attitude of courtesy which the Devil can use very often as well. The TRUTH is not about being "nice" — and neither is LOVE.", I come to understand that you are being a fundamentalist. That, sir, is dangerous. In case you are a fundamentalist, case is closed, the Bible becomes a lethal weapon in your hands.

    2. When I say "YOUR POSITION", I do not mean YOUR OPINION. What I mean is YOUR DOCTRINE, YOUR TEACHING, THE CONTENT OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. As some would say, "YA'LL". When I say "YOU", I refer not to YOU singular (this will be personal, of course), but "YOU" plural.

    Let us go back to our topic.
    Let us be more realistic sir. Suppose a person comes to you and asks you, "What is so special in the Catholic Church?" Would you say, "The Catholic Church bears the TRUTH. Other churches, religions, sects are threats to us. Only us can be saved." This is what you, sir, are doing. You claim to enlighten the people with this truth. But what you are doing is just pointing out other's "faults" (again I use this figuratively).
    Would you rather not answer the man's questions precisely, without trying to degrade anybody?

    I asked these questions to determine whether your doctrine is still in line with the Church, or whether you have a doctrine at all. Because as I see it ("seeing" not being a personal judgment, but an objective judgment without any biases, in case you are confused), you are trying to avoid answer my questions directly, precisely. Look at your response. I repeated the question, you never answered.
    This gives me a feeling that, though you are claiming to teach about this Truth, you don't have a good grasp of what it is that you are fighting for ("fighting for" used analogically), or if you there is really something that you are fighting for. Why cannot you (plural, like all the other "you's" I used) answer me directly, precisely, simply? You know this can give a feeling that you are afraid of revealing something. And that entails you cannot stand for the truth.

    Give a precise, clear-cut, crystal-clear answer to the questions I asked. That's all.

    So let us go back to the topic. Answer my questions because they are concerned with the Doctrines of the Catholic Church. They are vital for this topic. And they bear much importance in the faith and lives of the people who see your posts.

    I enjoy talking with you. But please, do enlighten this poor soul in front of you. And please, keep it simple. Let me quote Jesus (but I have to warn you, I may not use the exact words, but it is clear to me that this is what he means) "LET IT BE YES, IF YES; NO, IF NO."

    So again,

    1.Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? Yes or no? why?

    2. Since you question the election of Francis, do you hold that the Church erred in her decision to allow such a Pope to be elected, that is to say, do you question the the Truth of the Church about the papacy? Yes or no? why?

    3. Do you believe that, somehow, considering this event, the Church could have lost grip of the Truth which she holds for a very long time? Yes or no? why?

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 11, 2015 at 7:46 PM

      PART 1.

      RENT: To make things clear, the use of "nice" is figurative, analogical, not literal, brother. Although when I said "It is not nice" I really mean it, literally. That is not nice. That is not how a Man of Truth is expected to behave. Of course such word never exists in the Bible. Even the term "POPE" is never found in the Bible.

      T.W.V. My dear friend, I know that you meant the word "nice" literally: this is why I wrote what I wrote.
      Now, if you write "a Man of Truth" with a capital "M", that Man is intended to be Christ. If you refer to ME, instead, as a man of truth I will say that the expectations of me being "nice" are only that: personal expectations of yours. NEVER have we read anywhere (BIBLE INCLUDED) that a "man of truth is expected to be nice" simply because, as it is put, a man of truth is expected to say the truth, even when it does not sound 'nice'.
      Further, on your attempt to once again compare apples to oranges by stating that the word "Pope" does not appear in Scriptures either, I have no comment. The absence of any logic in that statement is of such extent as to advertise itself without my help.

      RENT: By saying "The word "nice" does not appear anywhere in the Bible. It is not to be found in the TEN COMMANDMENTS simply because being "nice" is just an exterior attitude of courtesy which the Devil can use very often as well. The TRUTH is not about being "nice" — and neither is LOVE.", I come to understand that you are being a fundamentalist. That, sir, is dangerous. In case you are a fundamentalist, case is closed, the Bible becomes a lethal weapon in your hands.

      T.W.V. RENT: you have come to understand very little of me, my dear friend, for you are casting a judgment unto a person you do not know. Certainly the same cannot be said when we, the thousands of sentinels of the Catholic Church, know plenty about world-worshiped public figure Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
      Also, when a person uses the hate-word "fundamentalist" in regards to those who simply adhere to what the 'CREED' prayer states (that is the Confirmation of Faith we Catholics pray at Mass), he/she is reconfirming the unnatural appeal this "pope" has on atheists and pagans. These dear people whom we love (almost all my friends are non-believers) will NOT embrace what taught by all True Vicars of Christ, but they will surely welcome a FALSE DOCTRINE SUCH AS BERGOGLIO'S: a LIBERATION-THEOLOGY BASED, COMMUNISM-ORIENTED, HUMANISTICALLY-EMBELLISHED, and DARWINIAN ANTI-DOGMATIC HERETICAL PSEUDO-THEOSOPHY. Should I continue by listing the additional heresies of this man who declared GOD NOT TO BE DIVINE? Here, I want to catch the opportunity to insert a very informative page of all that the FALSE PROPHET HAS SO FAR (in only 22 months) DONE AND SAID: "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE THE POPE"

      Also, I advise you (and anyone reading these lines) to take a look at the following:

      ITALIAN FREEMASONRY SUPPORTS "POPE" FRANCIS
      THE BUGNINI FILE: A STUDY IN ECCLESIAL SUBVERSION by John Kenneth Weiskittel
      FRANCIS THE DECEIVER: BERGOGLIO AND OUR LADY OF FATIMA by Thomas A. Droleskey

      I hope these important links will help you see more objectively the current situation. Thank you for the replies and God Bless you + + +

      • Tom
        January 12, 2015 at 8:33 AM

        Dear Rent,
        The questions you keep needing answers to are:
        1.Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? Yes or no? why?
        2. Since you question the election of Francis, do you hold that the Church erred in her decision to allow such a Pope to be elected, that is to say, do you question the the Truth of the Church about the papacy? Yes or no? why?
        3. Do you believe that, somehow, considering this event, the Church could have lost grip of the Truth which she holds for a very long time? Yes or no? why?

        To these persistent riddles I might reply:
        I do not question Jesus Christ in His Person for choosing Judas Iscariot as His disciple. I do not hold that Jesus Christ erred in His Decision in choosing Judas Iscariot. I do not believe that Jesus Christ ever was not in full Truth, as He Is the Truth – even when He chose Judas Iscariot.
        (John 6:70-; John 13:18-)

        Hope this might be helpful and God bless.

        • Tom
          January 12, 2015 at 8:39 AM

          Also Rent you wrote:
          "I enjoy talking with you. But please, do enlighten this poor soul in front of you. And please, keep it simple. Let me quote Jesus (but I have to warn you, I may not use the exact words, but it is clear to me that this is what he means) "LET IT BE YES, IF YES; NO, IF NO.""

          Just thought it might be good to point out that this reference ("LET IT BE YES, IF YES; NO, IF NO.") actually has to do with not taking oaths (Matthew 5:34-37). That is what it means.
          God bless you.

        • Maria
          July 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM

          Jesus Christ didn't choose Judas when he was "dirty" (God can see the hearts), however, when Judas betrayed Jesus Christ, he was "dirty", but He say He washes Juda's feet not because he was clean, but because the Gospel should fulfill. Read your Biblie. Bergoglio is the False Prophet prophecied in the Gospel (2Tes 2, 1-17). If you deny the False Prophet, you deny Jesus Christ words, so that means you are calling Jesus Christ a lair, and He's not!

          • The WILDVOICE
            July 8, 2015 at 7:06 PM

            Dear Maria,

            Thank you for the comment.
            You are absolutely correct when saying that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the False Prophet and that we ought to accept and believe this most tragic Truth. It is verily disturbing to witness how many are the blind Catholics today, men and women of "faith", who seem to have lost any ability to both discern and believe; believe in what is contained in the Bible and believe in the prophesying words of Our Lady in various apparitions places among which we count La Salette, Fatima and Akita. But this 'crisis of the soul' was prophesied long ago as well; therefore we shall remain prayerful, for the future is only to reveal even worse trends, the first of which will be the apostasy in the Church.

            Since I am writing to you, I would also like to kindly point out that Tom never wrote the word "dirty" anywhere on this page, so you might have confused his reply with some other person's — Tom knows that Jesus Christ Picked Judas as he was. If anything, we could say that all of us, unworthy sinners, are equally dirty. But that is understood : )

            Thank you again and God Bless +++

          • Susana
            July 14, 2015 at 5:02 AM

            Maria ,
            I believe that 2Tes 2, 1-17 does not to refer to The False Prophet but to the Antichrist . The false prophet appears in the book of Revelation Chapter 13 . I am also convinced that Bergoglio is the False Prophet and a puppet of the Antichrist ! God bless . Congratulations to Wild Voice

  22. JV
    January 7, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    How many innocent people and children suffer in the world! Lord, grant us your peace!
    -Pope Francis

    May the Lord grants you peace and have mercy on you.

  23. tony
    December 28, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Can you please comment…last year st Christmas mdm message warned of a pagan ceremony in Christmas 2014. Have i missed something.God bless

  24. tony jarvis
    December 28, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Have i missed something. Last year at Christmas we were told in MDM message that Christmas 2014 would be a pagan ceremony in the Vatican.your comment would be appreciated. God bless. Tony

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 13, 2015 at 9:53 AM

      Hello Tony,
      And THANKS for asking.

      An article is about to be released by us in regards to your question. For now I can answer your question by saying "yes, you must have missed the entire point".
      It can happen easily, trust me. It has happened to me many times, until I was able to see as I kept on watching the same clip over and over and over again.

      God Bless you + + +
      I will contact you to let you know about the article —

      • Robert
        November 3, 2015 at 8:02 PM

        Dear WildVoice,

        I too am curious about the Pope's message / last years Christmas message / celebration and the connection with MDM of the great ceremony replacing Christ's birth celebration. Please let me know if your article is out yet and where I can read the article.

        God bless you + + +

      • January 6, 2016 at 4:30 PM

        Dear Wild Voice,

        Regarding the following ""Next Christmas, the celebration of My Birth will be replaced by a great ceremony, which will applaud the work of those imposters, who parade in My Church, wearing the garments which serve only to fool the faithful," did you publish your article about this and could you please provide the direct link so that I/we may read it.

        God Bless you + + +

  25. Alicia Ramos
    December 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Thank you for revealing those mistakes and errors of the Pope. What principles or norms to judge that the Pope’s spoken words and actions were “errors” or mistakes? Your inadequacy of understanding about ethics and Christian morality revealed your ignorance and your “GREAT MISTAKES” as a mature human being ( not a Christian). Now, who is in great “errors”? Your personal judgment is not a valid moral norm.

    Learn from this example: Even though Peter denies the Lord he is still the first Pillar of the Church, “For Jesus, Peter’s sin was not important: he was looking at (Peter’s) heart and strong faith in Him. But to be able to find this heart and heal it, he prayed.”

    So, whether his spoken words were errors or bad action, based from your personal judgment… you’ll render an account for all the sins you have done against the Pope and Catholic Church ( the people of God ).
    Suppose, all what you have said are “errors” against the Pope… you failed to respect him, you doubted his credibility, you don’t recognize him as Vicar of Christ, criticized to the nerve the Church, poisoned the mind of the Catholics, insinuating schism, lies, prejudiced, intentionally destroying the reputation and dignity of the Pope and the Church through your malicious religious pictures/images and practice of the Church.…are your mistaken personal judgment… errors judgment against the pope, destroying us and the Church.

    How is that… It was also a mistake when you’re born in this world… just to destroy of what God has established?

    Where in this world you’ll find a perfect person without mistakes in life, has not committed errors, has not failed even once… ?
    Because he touched unclean people, you consider him also as unclean, not worthy to be a Pope full of errors/mistakes? Why is your target the Pope of the Catholic Church, or destroying the Vicar of Christ?.. Do you want to take his place as Pope? Do you want to be the Pope of the Catholic Church?…

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 8, 2015 at 1:19 AM

      Hello Alicia, and you are welcome. Yes: we indeed MUST expose the errors of this "pope".


      ALICIA RAMOS: "What principles or norms to judge that the Pope’s spoken words and actions were “errors” or mistakes? Your inadequacy of understanding about ethics and Christian morality revealed your ignorance and your “GREAT MISTAKES” as a mature human being (not a Christian). Now, who is in great “errors”? Your personal judgment is not a valid moral norm."

      T.W.V. You are incorrect in your approach under the cover of false humility and convenient submission to man's authority in order to judge those who only worship God: us. By declaring what you wrote, you elevate the pope to the level of an absolute God. This is nothing less than WORSHIP OF MEN, which is banned in the Book of the Bible. Christ was very clear in regards to it: please, read what He Said about the Pharisees, the Scribes, and the Doctors of the law – the false "popes" of the time.

      ALICIA RAMOS: "Learn from this example: Even though Peter denies the Lord he is still the first Pillar of the Church, “For Jesus, Peter’s sin was not important: he was looking at (Peter’s) heart and strong faith in Him. But to be able to find this heart and heal it, he prayed."

      T.W.V. You are excusing a betrayal in the making. This means you are approving of an abomination as it is being committed in the process, thus excusing the torturer (Bergoglio) while allowing the victim (Christ) to be scourged. After all, let us remember what this "pope" said on April 03, 2014: 'Scold the Lord a little. Hey you promised me this and you haven't done it!…Prayer must be a negotiation with God'

      ALICIA RAMOS: "So, whether his spoken words were errors or bad action, based from your personal judgment…you’ll render an account for all the sins you have done against the Pope and Catholic Church (the people of God)."

      T.W.V. This is a judgmental and intimidatory statement said in self-righteousness and in worship of a human being who is spreading anti-Catholic teachings as well as hatred towards the clergy. He is the very cause for the schism, and he had made the traditional worshipers of Christ his very enemy. To be "anti tradition" is to be "anti Christ", for the tradition comes from the root, whom is Jesus Christ: THE WORD INCARNATE. This man, therefore, is the FALSE PROPHET.

      ALICIA RAMOS: "Suppose, all what you have said are “errors” against the Pope…you failed to respect him, you doubted his credibility, you don’t recognize him as Vicar of Christ, criticized to the nerve the Church, poisoned the mind of the Catholics, insinuating schism, lies, prejudiced, intentionally destroying the reputation and dignity of the Pope and the Church through your malicious religious pictures/images and practice of the Church.…are your mistaken personal judgment… errors judgment against the pope, destroying us and the Church."

      T.W.V. I cannot even answer this statement, so poor in logic and of God's Spirit it is. It contains all that is contrary to justice, truth, love, peace, light, and God. PLEASE, re-read the words above with discernment.

      ALICIA RAMOS: "How is that…It was also a mistake when you’re born in this world…just to destroy of what God has established?"

      T.W.V. The INFALLIBLE God Must Have Made a mistake in creating me, then. Well, you can always ask Him to Tell you WHY He would Make such a mistake in creating a person His Son Redeemed. But "pope" Francis, instead, is infallible, right?
      Remember sister: God Is Love — and we love you, too.

      God Bless and Protect you, always + + +

      Peace be with you, always.

  26. Dana
    November 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    you should have provided links, so we could see the quotes in context and verify.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 16, 2014 at 5:57 AM

      Hello Dana:

      Thank you for visiting our site and for making a suggestion.
      *We did consider providing the links to those pages, but the result seemed to be generating an error which could damage our platform.
      *We also thought the readers would look up those articles through the copying of the quote/s and its/their pasting into the "Google search-bar". This is an easy way to verify the sources.

      Please continue to love and honor Our Lord Jesus Christ: TRUE GOD AND TRUE MAN.
      God Bless you,

      The WILD VOICE +++

  27. November 9, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    My precis of the evidence of JP2 as trained and deployed satanist is at http://www.talmudterror.com/JP2.htm.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      Hello Michael.

      Thank you for the information. The article you sent contains statements WE DO NOT SUPPORT, which condemn Jewish people ONLY for having crucified Our Lord. This is FALSE and ACCUSATORY. We cannot support statements such as "So Wojtyla did have solid ground to fear he was a Jew, to fear he had inherited cursed blood, the hidden essential attribute of Jewishness. Supposed descent from the ‘Christ killers’ inflicts guilt which the individual either rejects as nonsense in the anxious process of assimilation, or else deflects in that despair which sustains Judaism".
      A "Jewish" Pope honoring the Muslims?

      • November 9, 2014 at 10:06 PM

        Judaism teaches Jews falsely that they descend from the “Christ killers.” Remember “His blood be upon us and upon our children?” Mad Mel Gibson said on TV that he did not dare insert the subtitle of this in his unforgivable movie, “They would come around to my house; they would kill me.” Jews themselves would not, but the satanists who control and direct Judaism would have. They hated his realist depiction. No one minded Cecile B. DeMille’s versions because Hollywood is subversive fiction. The hidden truth is that divinely cursed blood does not exist, that Jews descend from several converted peoples with zero claim to the Holy Land, that Judaism’s descend from Abraham and the Mosaic law is pure deception. It started in AD30 as anti-Christianity. This is why Jewish communities are not small but minuscule—because most Jews have always deserted Judaism. They assimilate in silent, quaking fear for their sanity and humanity painfully aware of who controls criminal finance, mass media, organised crime, “democracy,” plus commerce in pornography & body parts! And by the bye, when world Jewry finally realises that the earthly Roman Church got “crucified, dead and buried” by the God-haters of Vatican II, Jews will be heavily instrumental in rebuilding Her. This be because Her destruction is/was Judaism’s raison d’être. Now that has been accomplished, the only reason for its existence is the satanic purpose—to maximise the incidence of eternal damnation. That is not human but anti-human. When Jews realise this, the anti-institution will implode globally. I personally think this apocalyptic event is imminent. God bless all lovers of the Truth. We were children once and lied to.

        • The WILDVOICE
          November 10, 2014 at 3:24 AM

          All we need to worry about is to help God regain all His children.

          In regards to what you have written, we should not generalize with absolute statements because this subject is extremely vast and complex. The Zionist movement is very influential and this is known. It had also entered the Church long before VATICAN II; this was done through the Jesuit Order which established strong relationships with the Illuminati.
          The Truth is also that the Jews are still God's first children and we, although faithful to Him, were the "adopted" Gentiles. The Two Witnesses are, indeed, the House of Israel and the Catholic Church: the chosen people of God. And although Jewish people have rejected (and still reject) the Truth, they will soon come to see the Light.
          Then it will be God's people against the Antichrist.

          We need to pray like never before in history.
          Thank you and God Bless +++

    • Margot
      November 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      + you are insane. I am Polish. You write many incorrect information and you mislead people by mislead article.
      1. It would shed light on why the Pope had to go into hiding from the Nazis in November 1940. If he had been a pure ethnic Pole this would not have been necessary.
      That is not true at all, Jews like Poles was hiding from Nazis. Russians when come on polish land uncomfortable people took and ship to Siberia. Germans when somebody was against them they send to camps. You could be anybody living there. Your frolicking american ignorance do not know that , same like Obama said the camps was Polish.Sick.
      2.“The Pope’s mother married out of the Jewish community to wed a Catholic. Her children were born and raised as Catholics and the Pope was baptized.
      So what????!!!! His mother become Catholic and faithful, no more she has Christ blood on her. Look like you do not know Catholicism at all. God love all of us with same love! We all seiners. Do not judge when you do not want be judged. Shame, shame on the historian which write that and those who spreading falsehood! You will be responsible.
      3. Polish Catholics love JPII, yes He did some mistakes, but who did not! Second he like also Benedict XVI fight masons and heretics in Vatican, JPII were traveling a lot? Why. When you do not have comfort at home, like for example wife biting on you all the time, you will be not a lot at this home, you will out a lot. That what JPII did. Benedict was not able to get out a lot, is not traveling type . He warn us. Pray I will not run out of wolves. And what happened! We did not pray enough! The wolfs got Him, thank God they did not kill Him, but was and is very close. Francis is only bishop of Rome, Benedict is still Pope and He is dressing up like Pope and lives in Vatican. Are you people blind what really going on. THE WOLVES. Francis it is different story, masons got own man.
      JP made many mistakes, (I am traditionalist and not neceserly I am in love with JPII, or is my favor saint,but I hate lies)but there is many miracles through Him. God see us different than we see. Do NOT JUDGE!.
      4. There is many different Jews also! like many other people. It is nothing wrong Jew or Muslim or pagan become Catholic, that is successful evangelization and winning souls for Christ.

      • November 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

        Margot,
        Why did mass media amplify JP2-superstar, and broadcast live his globally attended funeral? Who controlled media and politicians – Jews or satanists?

        Father John Jenklins, FSSPX from Warsaw, told me Polish Jews regard JP2 as their own! Why? Is Judaism a race/religion – or anti-Catholicism?—His blood be upon us and upon our children!

        My opinion is worth nothing. I ask only that the Holy Father inquire into the truth of Wojtyla’s formation and papacy. The précis on my webpage outlines what Rome must investigate and declare publicly before the earthly Church can resurrect after it was “crucified dead and buried” by Wojtyla’s comrades at Vatican Council II.

        Holy Church can resurrect only in glory, only on simple singular Truth—in the just good God’s good time.

        • Margot
          November 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

          HATE IS A SIN AND ANTI CATHOLIC! Catholicism TEACH TO LOVE EACH OTHER NOT TO HATE. WE NEED TO LOVE OUR ENEMY.
          Most polish people, Jewish or other love JPII,( some to much, like fanatics) for His world work. Many
          polish Jews say they are Polish. In US many Jews like JPII also. Many people
          like Him even atheists. Jews like Him because during
          the second world war he help many Jews. In Krakow were living many Jews. He
          saved many life's, that is reason why they like him.
          Jews living in Jesus times that not the same Jews.(I read somewhere about)
          Rome? must investigate? what? Many people think Francis is anti pope. This
          one have problems! The liberals or traditionalists do not like him. Only
          gay and Jews are happy with the pope. Did you read letter from his woman
          friend which write very long letter with His mistakes and how he confuse
          all?! His behavior as a Pope is very wired! Second what happened in last
          Synod?two thirds of bishops are heretics, only one third protect catholic
          faith. FSSPX do not like JPII because JPII excommunicate their priests.
          I am sympathetic with FSSPX and I think Marcel Lafabvre is saint and what
          He did, He did not have any other choice. i will do that same thing on his
          place. But knowing how much problem are many cardinals and bishops in
          Vatican, we cant blame JPII for all mistakes.Now is much worse and
          Francis is not doing anything, look what he did with Franciscans of
          Immaculate. It is evil.He liquidate holy convents. I personally know couple
          of the Franciscans, they are holy priests.
          In Poland we have serious problems where 1/3 of episcopate are Jews. not
          all are bad, but many leading to heresies.The worse most people do not know
          that, and they are blind sheep. Pay attention what is going on now, what
          they do in the next year on next synod. That will be it!

          • November 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

            The virgin Mother hates Satan and evil works. This describes our human duty.
            I usually avoid the “J” word because most Jews are innocent of unprovoked malice committed by what I call Goy hating satanists—sunk in Judaic despair.
            JP2 behaved like one of these, so sodomites and Goy-haters love him and, since Satan and satanic media do not exist, our betrayed youth believed Wojtyla blindly and totally. I just want Bergoglio to inquire. Of course, he will not inquire because, to his post-V2 mind, dynamic evil does not exist; so my suggestion that JP2 was a qualified satanist is merely outrageous.
            I personally suppose that Pope Francis is more benign than wicked. One may think him a dangerous fool, but he did get elected—by a bunch of anti-Catholic scumbags perhaps, but he got elected. His behaviour is so un-Catholic that I hear the African bishops are on the verge of open revolt—or what Catholics might call schism. The sooner the Pope perceives extreme crisis, the sooner he MIGHT wake up to the totality of the Vatican 2 disaster. But the earthly Church cannot resurrect until the Holy Father wakes in fright. Then that will be it!

  28. Susana Frigenti
    November 7, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Wildvoice , thank you for your hard work . You are a true soldier of Christ for the end times . Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the false prophet and his actions , writings and words are the proof of it . It is sad to see how many Catholics cheer and defend him as opposed to defend Christ and our faith!!. I have been attacked several times for raising these issues , but I do not care I will keep voicing my opinion about this impostor who is sitting on the Chair of Peter . I believe that the second coming of Christ is inminent . May God bless you always !

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 20, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      Dearest Susana,

      Thank you so much for what you have written. I relate to the opposition of which you speak, especially through the managing of THE WILD VOICE PAGE on Facebook. The hatred directed towards the Truth, at this time in history, has almost reached an all-time high and, just like the hidden lava boiling inside a volcano, it is ready to be erupted from the mouth of the beast.
      Soon we shall come to know true persecution and true hatred in all their aspects, but Christ Jesus Is, and always will be, with us; no matter how challenging it may all turn out to be, He Promised to never Leave us. Dear Susana, we are that generation whom He Called "blessed" for, shall we remain faithful to Him until the very end, you and I will inherit the Kingdom of God.
      May the Lord, then, Continue to Bless and Protect you as well as your family and friends.

      Thank you again + + +
      PAUL

  29. November 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    WildVoice stay angry for love of the one true the one hated religion.

    First observation: Interested persons may grievously presume Papa Bergoglio is not a validly consecrated bishop because the 1969 rights of ordination are deliberate and malign propaganda-substitute rights introduced to annihilate the priesthood. I say Mission Accomplished. Nevertheless Pope Francis is our validly elected pope because the College of Cardinals, whatever one thinks of them, elected that benign fool. The Papacy, created by the Christ on one occasion, is an elected office not a sacerdotal/episcopal one created by our Lord on another occasion.

    Secondly, Papa Francisco, the pope humanity deserves, is a well intentioned though un-Catholic improvement on the God hating JP2. For a survey/précis on Wojtyla as a conceived, nurtured, trained, hidden, ordained, promoted, consecrated then elected.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Hello Michael,

      And thank you for visiting our website.
      Here is the official information in regards to the invalidity of Pope Francis' election as Pope:
      _______________________________________________________________________________________

      REVELATION OVER PAPAL ELECTION — INVALID BALLOT

      ROME (kath.net / KNA) The Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and current Pope Francis have, according to a new book release, located at his election in Conclave in March during initial ballots behind Milanese Cardinal Angelo Scola. Bergoglio's choice was foreseeable by the third ballot, and in the sixth ballot he received the required majority.

      This was by the Argentine journalist Elisabetta Pique in a biography of the new pope: "Francis, Life and Revolution", which appears next week in bookstores. The fifth round was invalid meanwhile and has been then canceled, according to the book which knew details in advance.

      According to Pique, who claims to have known Bergolio for more than ten years and has good contacts in Argentinian church circles, Scola had received approximately 30 and Bergoglio 25 votes of the 115 cardinal electors on the first ballot. Around noon of the second day of the election, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires had obtained a numerical majority over the Italian churchman.

      During the fourth ballot he had not quite reached the required majority of 77. The fifth round of the afternoon was invalid because too many ballots had been found in the urn, says Pique. Apparently, two ballots were stuck together. They were not even counted but immediately burned, it says in the book. In the last and sixth ballot then, Bergoglio had received "90 votes".

      The papal election is generally under high secrecy. The participating Cardinals must undertake to maintain secrecy about the election. But in the past details of votes and voters movements during the papal elections had always penetrated to the outside. However, there has never been a religious opinion or even acknowledgment of such revelations.

      EponymousFlowerBlogspot
      (C) 2013 Catholic News Agency KNA GmbH All rights reserved.
      _______________________________________________________________________________________

      To answer you second point, SAINT JOHN PAUL II (the one canonized by Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is, indeed, a Saint.
      This great servant of God has nothing to do with Francis, so we do not understand the issue you have brought your comment.

      Thanks again and God Bless you +++

      Paul

  30. The WILDVOICE
    November 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    "WE WANT OUR POPE BACK!" is The WILD VOICE created icon that, so far, over 26,000 Catholics have approved from all around the world. It is a call to wake up to the tragic reality of having a false leader as the Head of the Catholic and Apostolic Church of Rome.
    Please, know that the one whom is known as POPE FRANCIS I is NOT the Pope.
    We rebuke him. We refuse his doctrine. We separate ourselves from his heresies.

    Here is the page where you can find some of his controversial statements and actions: Putting Pope Francis Into Perspective
    PLEASE, know that Pope Benedict XVI has never ceased being the Vicar of Christ; he is still the only valid Pope in the world today.
    PLEASE, know that Pope Benedict XVI was forcefully ousted by the infiltrated sects within the Vatican, the Mason forces which entered the Church long ago —
    PLEASE, read this page and know that what seems to be fiction is ever more real than any reality you and I have ever lived: They intend to oust Pope Benedict XVI from the Seat of Peter using devious means

    In that message, you will also read the following statement: "The changes will begin in the Holy Eucharist itself. You will soon be told that Holy Communion, My True Presence is, in fact, something else. You will be told it means different things. But this is a terrible lie."
    On February 28, 2014, here is indeed what TONY PALMER declares what the Eucharist is according to POPE FRANCIS:
    "What is striking is that he awakens us to the fact that the real communion is not the bread, but the brother. When he (pope Francis) uses his story about the brothers of Joseph, because of their hunger, starvation in fact, they were then propelled to Egypt to go find bread to eat. But, they found something MORE THAN BREAD, they found THEIR BROTHER. AND THIS POPE FRANCIS IS SAYING, THIS IS WHAT WE FIND IN TRUE COMMUNION. WE FIND EACH OTHER. WE FIND OUR BROTHERHOOD. We find our brother and our sister that we thought we'd lost. WHEN WE LOOK FOR BREAD, which we think we need, WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUR BROTHER, WHICH IS WHAT WE REALLY NEED. We need to find that we are brothers and sisters again. We, who are not Roman Catholics, are hungry for the bread of communion. But, Pope Francis tells us again that the bread is secondary to brotherhood. The real gift of communion is finding our brother. For those of use who have ears to hear, let us hear, because this is both profound and revolutionary. Pope Francis is calling us into an authentic communion based on the fact that we are brothers and sisters in Christ, not communion through our common traditions. This is a new way forward. And, for many of us, this is the way we have been waiting for. We must seize this moment".

    PLEASE
    , brothers and sisters, unite with us in prayer and in the fight against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    PLEASE, know the Truth. The Truth can only be one. The Truth will set us free. The Truth will always win – but it hurts.
    PLEASE, ask God to help you see the Truth and to give you the courage to withstand the attacks of the enemies who will try to take you down the wrong path.

    God Bless you all,
    PAUL J. @ The WILD VOICE +++

  31. Meg
    November 4, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    That's not even the half of it, or the worst of it.

  32. michael fetalino
    November 4, 2014 at 3:33 AM

    i just want to ask i saw a video where in the vatican they song praise for lucifer and also i saw the pope was there this happen on April 27here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Jc61xBfcGI.Is this real? somebody can please talk to me about this matter.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Hello Michael,

      We have explained such confusing rite in the following chapter: "A clarification on POPE FRANCIS INVOCATION of LUCIFER"
      Thank you for asking and May God Bless you always ~

      The WILD VOICE +++

      • michael fetalino
        November 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        thanks for the answer, God bless

        • The WILDVOICE
          November 6, 2014 at 2:28 AM

          Thank YOU ~
          And shall you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

          God Bless you, my friend Michael +++
          Paul @ The WILD VOICE

      • Anonymous
        November 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM

        Helpful collection.
        A couple of statements appear to be missed:
        1. The first commandment is to love thy neighbour
        2. The angels were made a little lower than man.
        3. The greatest evils are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. ( or you may have that one?)

        Those are just off the top of my head.
        God bless,
        DonnaLiane

        • The WILDVOICE
          November 9, 2014 at 5:41 PM

          Hello Donna and THANK YOU for visiting our website.

          THANK YOU also for the suggestions. We will add your statements to the list (after proper research, of course).
          The first one you suggested does ring a bell.
          The second one I was not aware of.
          The third one is already included in the list.

          We truly appreciate the help. It is very challenging to keep track of ALL the heresies springing from the mouth of false prophet Francis I – Jorge Mario Bergoglio. And as more blasphemies will be coming out over time, we will keep on updating this list. Therefore, please, feel free to send more statements and/or actions that might be missing from the article.

          May God Continue to Bless and Protect you, sister.
          You truly are on the path towards Eternal Paradise.

          Paul +++

    • min
      November 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      Although I doubt it will be accepted by whoever is in charge of the Berean Eschatology, I have posted the following comment/correction on the youtube post you refer to, Michael:

      You are incorrect; Francis is the Pope, not the head of the Jesuit order.

      In addition, you have mistranslated the final verses of the Exsultet, a Latin hymn chanted on Holy Saturday night at the Easter Vigil at the Blessing of the Paschal Candle. Please see the Wikipedia article "Exsultet" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exsultet.

      The Latin is as follows:

      Flammas eius lúcifer matutínus invéniat:
      ille, inquam, lúcifer, qui nescit occásum.
      Christus Fílius tuus,
      qui, regréssus ab ínferis, humáno géneri serénus illúxit,
      et vivit et regnat in sæcula sæculórum.

      The English translation is as follows:

      May this flame be found still burning
      by the Morning Star:
      the one Morning Star who never sets,
      Christ your Son,
      who, coming back from death's domain,
      has shed his peaceful light on humanity,
      and lives and reigns for ever and ever.

  33. Mary Zinkiewicz
    November 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    MARIA DIVINE MERCY is the 7th Angel and End-Time prophet chosen by God. She has been receiving messages from Heaven dictated from November 08 2010 to present time.

    The Great Tribulation began December 22, 2012 per Jesus. On December 25, 2014, we will have 1.5 years left in The Great Tribulation. This last mission of God is to save all souls from the Evil One, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet who is Pope Francis. This Christmas will not be celebrated in the usual way as the Birth of Jesus.

    Woe to man, pray to the Holy Spirit for discernment.

    • Stephen
      November 9, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      Mary
      I think it may be more like 5 years as there will be 1290 days following the suppression of Holy Mass. See Dan.12 I think there are 1.5 years to that awful event.

  34. fr Hartley
    November 3, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    The only conclusion a Catholic can really come to when reading over the comments of Francis (the one people claim to be the pope), is that he doesn't see himself as being a Catholic – let alone being the pope.

    He really is a radical modernist of the 1970s; the one who will physically destroy the true Catholic faith, the Holy Mass, and the practices of the Catholic Church.

    There really is no longer the love of God and the love for souls. The sense of tradition and practice is long gone. Francis seems more interested in TV stunts rather than in the salvation of souls.

    Fr Hartley

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      Dear fr. Hartley,

      THANK YOU so much for your words.

      As a priest, your words may be taken with far more respect than our own, since your knowledge and experience of the real truth behind the scenes can only be a warranty.

      May the Lord Continue to Bless and Protect you in your mission —

      Paul @ The WILD VOICE +++

  35. Paulo
    November 2, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    What a shame that many Catholics cannot see ! Pride has blinded them to see Truth and instead they only see their misguided concept of how they perceive the Church to be, their own interpretation of truth. Do-what-you-want catholics. This is not the faith that Christ taught, rather He came to save the lost, the spiritually blind, the sinners and in so doing lift them out of slavery to satan and upwards to the Truth. I commend you Paul Joseph for developing this site to expose lies which are spreading within the interior of the Church. Twisted lies performed not only with words but also in actions. I've been working with this prophecy for a few years now and I especially enjoy getting together in one of our groups JTM and praying the Litany/Crusade Prayers. Jesus wishes to save 7 billion souls and I'll be doing what I can within His Remnant Army to help. To the people above who cannot accept the desolation which has begun within the Church Hierarchy I suggest you take a deep breath and pray for the grace of humility to cover you so that you can discern Truth. Scripture doesn't lie and yet what is occurring especially since March 2013 was foretold. Pray every day the Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and JTM prayers. If you can, attend Mass and offer it with your heart. Time is VERY short now.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Dear Paulo,

      You could not be any more aligned with the Truth.
      The clarity with which you stated today's facts is as clear as the waters of that pure river which washes away all dirt, lies, and sin: GOD'S TRUTH.

      We find ourselves in the middle of a war in which pride becomes a stubborn enemy of great influence and power. How to take the blinds away from the eyes and ears of those who have fallen into the subtle deceit of Satan? As you said: pray, pray, pray – and SPREAD THE TRUTH at all time.

      Go to the WARNING SECOND COMING WEBSITE: there you can read God's Holy Messages given unto the world through
      MARIA DIVINE MERCY.

      God Bless and Protect you, brother ~
      Thank you —

      The WILD VOICE +++

  36. RENT
    November 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    the author of this is the pharisee of today. He can't bear the pain of seeing something new and tries to stick around to his own ideals of what a Pope and what the Church should be like. I would not want to call him being traditional, but just a narrow-minded observer.

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 8, 2015 at 1:33 AM

      Dear "Rent",

      You may think or say what you most desire. Hard as it is, this is where the Truth is being laid out – whether it is accepted or not.
      This is the very reason why Christ Was crucified — THE TRUTH.

      God Bless you +

  37. Rent
    November 2, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    everything was taken out of context. your mind is blurred. thus, your voice is wild.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 5, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      My dear Rent,
      Thank you for the comments and welcome to our website: The Wild Truth.

      It is NOT our voices being "wild" but rather the state of today's papacy (and of the world) which have far exceeded the boundaries imposed by God's laws. As a consequence of such tragic situation, our reports are the mere reflections of the wild reality of each passing day.
      We have nothing "material" to gain from declaring the truth and denouncing the lies.

      But Jorge Mario Bergoglio has MUCH to gain from his position of power within the Vatican: he surely has found a way to deceive the masses.
      NOTHING of what we reported has been changed, manipulated, or extrapolated: THOSE ARE HIS WORDS. The words of a non-believer.

      May God Bless and Guide you, for only the Truth can set us free +++

      Paul @ The WILD VOICE +++

      • RENT
        January 9, 2015 at 5:59 PM

        I get your point. There is just a little something that I want to clarify about your stand, not only on the matter discussed in this article but in your general view on the situation of the Church.

        By the way, before I proceed, I want to make it clear that I speak objectively, my stand is free of any personal sentiments about the matter.

        It is a good point that you mentioned about this TRUTH. I am aware that Christ himself revealed to man the TRUTH about God, strictly speaking, Christ is the Truth himself. Since Christ founded the Church, the TRUTH has remained in his Church. This is greatly manifested in the Pentecost event where the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, descended upon the early Christians, i.e. the Church. Therefore, the TRUTH has always been in the Church since the ancient times. And that same Spirit remains in the Church as she travels in history.
        Up to this day, we believe that the CHURCH is Truthful and that she has the duty to teach about the truth.

        Now, considering all that is happening in the Church today, say this emergence of a Pope who, I believe you see as "no Pope" because of certain reasons such as his election after the resignation of an undoubtedly brilliant Pope; his way of being a Pope which hurts the eye of die hard traditional members of the Church (lay or cleric alike), since you question this Pope:

        1. Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? In an institutional level, questioning, or directly attacking the election of a Pope, Francis or not, implies an attack you are engaging against the decision of the cardinals, and in the bigger perspective, the Church. This leads to another question:
        2. Since you question the election of Francis, do you hold that the Church erred in her decision to allow such a Pope to be elected, that is to say, do you question the the Truth of the Church about the papacy? Your statements implies that the Church is somehow stained because of such "tragic" events in the papacy, as you claim it to be.
        3. Do you believe that, somehow, considering this event, the Church could have lost grip of the Truth which she holds for a very long time?

        Take time to read. Enlighten me with this TRUTH that you are talking about. Thanks. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

        • The WILDVOICE
          January 10, 2015 at 4:51 AM

          My dear Rent,

          I appreciate your comment, and I will try my best to be understood.

          I believe we must start from the very concept of Church. What is the Church to you? What is infallible within it, according to you? And what is not? I ask this because there is a lot of confusion in regards to this subject.
          The Church is JESUS CHRIST: HE IS THE FOUNDATION OF IT as the WORD and the FLESH constituting the WORD INCARNATE ~ The HOLY BIBLE and the HOLY EUCHARIST. Then, we have the MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST. Pius XII, in his Encyclical on the Mystical Body, said "It is the society of those who have been baptized, and who profess the faith of Christ, and who are governed by their bishops under the visible head, the Pope, the Bishop of Rome". To use a current example, we can certainly state that Cardinal Burke belongs to the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ as much as Cardinal Kasper, even though the two clergymen are found on the antipodes of two different doctrines.
          Since the very first day of this extravagant "papacy", the Bride has come to deal with the word "schism" once again. Such threat had not been posed since the long-forgotten "Reformation" which ended in 1648.
          When you wrote "Up to this day, we believe that the CHURCH is Truthful and that she has the duty to teach about the truth", you are absolutely correct. The Church has been truthful up until the deceit was introduced by the corrupted hearts of those Freemasons plotting within (and against) this Church.
          "Pope" Francis wants to bring changes. This has been clear. He has brought the wind of a new reformation, and now the smell of those old churches is being carried away to allow 'the new'. Should we, then, ask HIM if he believes that the CHURCH has been truthful so far, and that she's had the duty to teach about the Truth from the very first Pentecost until today? I can easily provide the answer for you and without his permission, since facts speak louder than words: Jorge M. Bergoglio does not believe the Catholic Church has been holding the Truth, for he most desires to change Its very teachings and morph its doctrine into a new lie. Despite the Vatican's continuous attempts to deny many of the bizarre actions and words of this "vicar" – and in the desperate need to reestablish the equilibrium between his hyper-radical teachings and the Catholic doctrine- the phone call he made to a divorced woman while telling her that she should be allowed to receive Holy Communion, truly took place. Fr. Federico Lombardi tried his very best to kill this story by declaring it a "source of misunderstanding", but the following synod last October proved the absolute veracity that such phone conversation took place. Indeed, the issue of allowing remarried couples to receive the holy sacraments was, undoubtedly, the most prominent among all others. This minimization of sin, of rules, of laws, of doctrine, and of tradition is building two diverging roads: the CONDONING OF SIN on one, and the CONDEMNATION OF THE LAW on the other. This is the tactic used in order to open the doors to the secular world: THIS IS THE TRUTH.
          In VERY simple words (as you asked me to write) we can say that since FRANCIS' arrival, the Catholic Church has split into two groups. Those who do not desire any unwanted changes to the True Doctrine of Jesus Christ, and those who seek to change Christ's Teachings in order to suit their own wants. Francis, of course, is trying to avoid having to be clear in regards to his position (as he did in the final speech of the synod last year), but his PERSONAL feelings towards the faithful followers of the Truth are very transparent. His continuous condemnations towards the obedient pre-3-13-13 Catholics have become a repetitive grinding machine to be used in his daily homilies at Casa Santa Marta as a form of political propaganda which compares this specific group to the pharisees and hypocrites of Christ's time. He calls them "traditionalists" in a derogatory fashion, when the Catholic and Apostolic Church is based on Scripture and Tradition. The word TRADITION means: "A doctrine that is believed to have divine authority, although not necessarily contained in the scriptures, but held to derive from the oral teaching of JESUS and the APOSTLES". This can only mean that FRANCIS, BEING ANTI-TEACHINGS OF CHRIST, is ANTI-TRADITION and therefore AN ANTICHRIST (not THE Antichrist).

          To your question "Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? In an institutional level, questioning, or directly attacking the election of a Pope, Francis or not, implies an attack you are engaging against the decision of the cardinals, and in the bigger perspective, the Church. This leads to another question" I will answer with the following:
          On December 22nd 2014, Pope Francis addressed the ills of the Roman Catholic Church in a blistering critique of what ails the Curia, the Church’s core. From the "terrorism of gossip" to "spiritual Alzheimer’s," Francis did not seem to be agreeable with that same Catholic Church that made him "pope". Could the Church have lost grip of the Truth which she's been holding for a very long time?

          1. The disease: FEELING "IMMORTAL" or "IMMUNE" or even "INDISPENSABLE"
          The cure: A visit to the cemetery, Francis said, could help us see the names of those who "maybe thought they were immortal, immune and indispensable."

          2. The disease: EXCESSIVE ACTIVITY
          The cure: It is the disease of those who, like Martha in the Gospels, "lose themselves in their work, inevitably neglecting ‘what is better': sitting at Jesus’ feet."

          3. The disease: Mental and spiritual "PETRIFICATION"
          The symptoms: It is the disease of those who "lose their internal peace, their vivacity and audacity, to hide under papers and become ‘procedural machines’ instead of ‘men of God.’"

          4. The disease: OVER-PLANNING and FUNCTIONALISM
          The symptoms: "When the apostle plans everything in minute detail and believes that, through this, things progress effectively, they are becoming an accountant. Good planning is necessary — but without falling into the temptation of wanting to enclose or steer the freedom of the Holy Spirit."

          5. The disease: BAD COORDINATION
          The symptoms: It is the disease of members who "lose the community between themselves … becoming ‘an orchestra producing undisciplined noise.'"

          6. The disease: SPIRITUAL ALZHEIMER'S
          The symptoms: A "progressive decline of spiritual faculties," making victims live in a "state of absolute dependence on their, often imagined, views." It’s most seen, Francis said, in those "who have ‘lost their memory’ of their encounter with the Lord."

          7. The disease: RIVALRY AND VAINGLORY
          The symptoms: "When the appearance, the color of vestments and honors become the first objectives of life…it is the disease that leads us to become false men and women, living a false ‘mysticism.'"

          8. The disease : EXISTENTIAL SCHIZOPHRENIA
          The symptoms: It is the disease of those who live "a double life, a result of the hypocrisy typical of mediocre people and of advancing spiritual emptiness, which degrees or academic titles cannot fill."

          9. The disease: GOSSIP AND CHATTER
          The symptoms: A "serious illness," the pope warned, that can begin with a simple chat and sometimes end up with "cold-blooded murder." It is the disease of cowards, who do not have the courage to speak upfront and so talk behind one’s back. "Look out for the terrorism of gossip!"

          10. The disease: DEIFYING LEADERS
          The symptoms: Those who "court their superior," becoming victims of "careerism and opportunism" and "live their vocation thinking only of what they must gain and not of what they should give."

          11. The disease: INDIFFERENCE
          The symptoms: "When, because of jealousy or cunning, we rejoice in seeing others fall, rather than lifting them up and encouraging them."

          12. The disease: THE FUNERAL FACE
          The symptoms: People who are "scowling and unfriendly" with a "theatrical severity" and "sterile pessimism" that are often symptoms of "fear and insecurity."

          13. The disease: HOARDING
          The symptoms: "When the apostle seeks to fill an existential void in his heart by hoarding material possessions, not because of necessity, but only to feel secure. In reality we can carry nothing material with us…and all our earthly treasures — even gifts — can never fill the void."

          14. The disease: CLOSED CIRCLES
          The symptoms: "When belonging to a clique becomes more important than belonging to the Body and, in some situations, than belonging to Christ himself. Even this disease starts from good intentions, but in time it enslaves all its members becoming ‘a cancer’ that threatens the harmony of the body and causes so much illness."

          15. The disease: WORLDLY PROFIT AND EXHIBITIONISM
          The symptoms: "It is the disease of those people who relentlessly seek to increase their powers. To achieve that, they may defame, slander and discredit others, even in newspapers and magazines. Naturally, that is in order to show off and exhibit their superiority."

          This list has certainly glorified the ultra-modernist "vicar" in the eyes of a secular world which rejoices at every attack done onto the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. Only HE comes across as the righteous and victorious king who seems to believe that OUR Church is sick. And so, he becomes the healthy doctor who judges the same Cardinals who I AM BEING ACCUSED OF JUDGING. Can you not see the twist in all this, my friend? After all, it was him who on November 26, 2013 declared "I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty" – now his wish has finally come true.
          In all honesty, I do not see any objectivity in what you wrote. All I see is contradictions. And contradictions are never the TRUTH.

          You asked me "Can you please give us a precise definition of what exactly is this TRUTH that you claim to hold? I will be grateful if you explain this in two ways: one using the words of theology (to see if you remain with the theological doctrines of the Church, and not merely speaking your own sentiments), and the other, one which can be understood by common people, given, for example, that they don't have any theological or philosophical background".

          What you ask for is totally uncalled for, especially after I just stated the PURE, OBJECTIVE, WHOLE, and ABSOLUTE TRUTH. You see? In order to call myself "a Christian" I MUST accept and defend what is less pleasing to my nature. I uphold the Truth not by the arrogant voice of some statements, but by the struggle in denying my flesh its own desires at the cost of my temporal (but in vane) self-glorification. Only in this way I can come to accepting God's Laws, no matter how much I may fail in obeying them or in allowing myself to be changed in what my heart shall seek. This 'new me' who is 'no longer I', is that path called holiness in which my very being will seek the things of God, and not those of the world, through His Grace. This is why THE TRUTH HURTS. It MUST hurt. There is no other way with Jesus Christ. The Cross MUST be carried. If I were to express "my own sentiments", I would be standing right next to you and promote the condoning of sin and the reformation of an already perfect doctrine which Bergoglio has been aggressively pushing for. Since I am as much of a sinner as everybody else, it would be far more convenient to take the "wide road" and support this newly invented 'God's acceptance of my pleasures through the introduction of false laws'. Surely, my own opinions would become part of the new 'standards', the new 'meter' through which all things must be measured according to faulty human reasoning (HUMANISM), but my soul would helplessly fall into perdition. The very surveys which "the white leader" has introduced for the first time in the history of this institution is enough of a proof of this evolving "democratic church" inside which the majority of sinners get to decide which of God's Laws should be changed and which ones should not. Which of the Church's fundamentals represent a stumbling block to that masonic motto 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité that, through the misleading light of a luciferian reason, puts MAN IN THE CENTER? Indeed, in front of the EU Parliament, Francis stated "Taking as a starting point this opening to the transcendent, I would like to reaffirm the centrality of the human person…]. Here is another example among the countless ones contained in the same speech: "I believe, therefore, that it is vital to develop a culture of human rights which wisely links the individual, or better, the personal aspect, to that of the common good". These words may sound "nice", but they certainly DO NOT REFLECT ANY OF THE TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF OUR LORD, CHRIST JESUS. They are actually opposed to that which we are to follow, confusing love for one another with Communism masked by false charity and philanthropy. They incite a sense of false unity under a power which is absent of the True God (in that same long speech the Name "JESUS CHRIST" was mentioned ZERO TIMES). But it does not matter: as long as the sheep's clothes are candidly white, the ones who blindly trust in men will accuse those who have the eyes to see of being disobedient.
          But Our Lord Said it very clearly: "Be pure as doves and shrewd as serpents". Obedience, humility, and meekness cannot be confused with cowardice, blindness and foolishness. Here, I would like to reconnect to your words: "1. Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? In an institutional level, questioning, or directly attacking the election of a Pope, Francis or not, implies an attack you are engaging against the decision of the cardinals, and in the bigger perspective, the Church?". To this (and all your following questions) we have all the answers, which can be found by clicking on THE RIGHT AND DUTY TO RESIST A POPE.

          I have used the simplest of words in this comment, so that all may come to understand THE TRUTH IN ITS LINEAR AND INDESTRUCTIBLE POWER: OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
          May God Bless and Guide you in THE TRUTH, which is HIS ONLY – for THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE + + +

  38. vic
    November 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    He also referred to Jesus as the 'husband' of the Church.

    • RENT
      January 9, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      Of course he will. the Church is the spouse of Christ. It is one of the images of the Church, like many others such as the Church is the Body of Christ, the People of God, etc. And it has always been a common content of the teachings of theologians, and Popes a like. You're welcome. God bless.

  39. November 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Please watch EWTN. God bless you.

    • Martha
      November 2, 2014 at 6:39 AM

      Actually there is a clip, on this site, from the very founder of EWTN: https://thewildvoice.org/mother-angelica-vatican-ii/
      There you can hear about today's truth, although the clip was recorded from 21 years ago.

      That should help you.
      Thank you, WILD VOICE, for all the work you're doing.

    • The WILDVOICE
      January 8, 2015 at 1:30 AM

      God Bless you, Martha.

      Dear Daison: EWTN has been taken over by the masonic groups that mother Angelica fought against. It is enough to say that Jimmy Akin and Scott Hahn are regulars on it: these are neo-Catholics who brought Protestantism into the Catholic Church via corporatism.

      Be aware of the Truth ~

      • RENT
        January 9, 2015 at 6:12 PM

        can you please give us a precise definition of what exactly is this TRUTH that you claim to hold? I will be grateful if you explain this in two ways: one using the words of theology (to see if you remain with the theological doctrines of the Church, and not merely speaking your own sentiments), and the other, one which can be understood by common people, given, for example, that they don't have any theological or philosophical background. Thank you.

        • Tom
          January 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM

          This two word answer should cover both your requirements ('words of theology' and 'understood by common people')
          You asked 'what exactly is this TRUTH that you claim to hold?'
          Here is the answer you need: JESUS CHRIST

          God bless you.

  40. Jose
    November 1, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    I pray that the Holy Spirit will give your heart peace and enligthen your mind. Your voice is truly wild.

    • The WILDVOICE
      November 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      My dear Jose,
      Thank you for the comments and welcome to our website: The Wild Truth.

      It is NOT our voices being "wild" but rather the state of today's papacy (and of the world) which have far exceeded the boundaries imposed by God's laws. As a consequence of such tragic situation, our reports are the mere reflections of the wild reality of each passing day.
      We have nothing "material" to gain from declaring the truth and denouncing the lies.

      But Jorge Mario Bergoglio has MUCH to gain from his position of power within the Vatican: he surely has found a way to deceive the masses.
      NOTHING of what we reported has been changed, manipulated, or extrapolated: THOSE ARE HIS WORDS. The words of a non-believer.

      May God Bless and Guide you, Jose, for < strong>only the Truth can set us free +++

      Paul @ The WILD VOICE +++

      • RENT
        January 10, 2015 at 9:03 PM

        Impressive. However, some things remain unclear. I am sorry to say this, but this argument actually did not answer any of my questions. The content is just a collection of a how-to-destroy-this-so-called-pope propaganda. Nothing has been clear. I am sorry. Let me help you out a little bit my friend. What I want to know is YOUR position. Let's establish that first. My question is simple: Do you question the decision of the Church, in the person of the voting cardinals, about the election of Pope Francis? Yes or no? why?

        2. Since you question the election of Francis, do you hold that the Church erred in her decision to allow such a Pope to be elected, that is to say, do you question the the Truth of the Church about the papacy? Yes or no? why?

        3. Do you believe that, somehow, considering this event, the Church could have lost grip of the Truth which she holds for a very long time? Yes or no? why?

        As simple as that my friend. With all due respect, I do not intend to know what this so called pope did. We will get to that. What I want to know for now is YOUR POSITION.

        Alright, let me be frank, sir. One thing that I found troubling in your arguments is the fact that as you try to answer people's questions, there is always an ambiance of wanting to destroy this so called pope. There is always a hymn of trying to destroy someone. That is not nice. That is not what Christ wants. And as I believe, that is not part of the TRUTH.

        In the end, instead of clearing the people's mind, what happens is that they become more confused, and when you are confused, do you expect people to understand this TRUTH? No sir.
        So please, just a simple answer. Let alone the man. Let alone your desire to bring him down. Let alone any personal sentiments. Set aside the ambition to put anyone down. Let it be a yes if it is a yes, no if it is a no. And then, why? That's it.

        Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

        • The WILDVOICE
          January 10, 2015 at 10:10 PM

          I am the sorry one, RENT
          You have NOT read my response. PLEASE, read it and you shall find the TRUTH. But remember: the TRUTH is NEVER a matter of "personal" opinion.
          It is a contradiction to make the following two requirements at the same time: "What I want to know is YOUR position" and "Please, let alone any PERSONAL sentiments". To ask for "MY something" and for any "PERSONAL something" entails the same thing: ONE INDIVIDUAL'S OPINION.

          PEACE + + +

        • The WILDVOICE
          January 10, 2015 at 10:15 PM

          Dear RENT,

          The word "nice" does not appear anywhere in the Bible. It is not to be found in the TEN COMMANDMENTS simply because being "nice" is just an exterior attitude of courtesy which the Devil can use very often as well. The TRUTH is not about being "nice" — and neither is LOVE.

          THE TRUTH is in HOLY SCRIPTURES +

          God Bless

        • The WILDVOICE
          January 10, 2015 at 10:39 PM

          Dear RENT,

          You wrote: "Alright, let me be frank, sir. One thing that I found troubling in your arguments is the fact that as you try to answer people's questions, there is always an ambiance of wanting to destroy this so called pope. There is always a hymn of trying to destroy someone. That is not nice. That is not what Christ wants. And as I believe, that is not part of the TRUTH".

          I am afraid you are allowing yourself to get lost in complex ideas that little have to do with FAITH. It is rather easy: the subject of this entire conversation – and the very reason for your struggle – is "pope" Francis. It is VERY clear that we are not to destroy the "pope" and/or anyone else for that matter. Rather, we are here to UPHOLD THE TRUTH in defense of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Allow ME to ask you one question, finally: If you had to choose between your very mother, or your very child, or your very self, and THE ETERNAL GOD, who would you choose? Now, this is the real issue, my dear friend. Here we have TWO OPPOSITES: JESUS CHRIST and JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO. Who do I choose? I choose Jesus Christ because He Is True God and True Man – my Lord, my Savior, my God. And you? WHO do you choose?

        • RENT
          January 11, 2015 at 1:39 AM

          And by the way. I read your previous answer. That is the reason why I have a following up reply. So please, don't accuse me of not reading you response. I know it took you some time to answer, to type, to think. And that's one reason why I have to read it. I am trying to be fair. So please, be fair to me as well. Answer my simple questions. And please, don't accuse anybody. Respect what I am trying to do here. Thanks.

          Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

          • The WILDVOICE
            January 12, 2015 at 1:10 PM

            Dear RENT,

            Please: relax and rejoice, beloved ~ not everything needs to be so dramatic in life. To "ACCUSE" someone is not to ADVICE someone to read what is truly written, and not only what they keep on negating in their minds. After all, when you wrote that 'I did not answer any of your questions', my reaction was to wonder if you even SAW my reply and all that is contained within it.
            But since you keep on confirming that you HAVE read my reply, and that not ONE valid answer could be found within it, then we are left with the case of "denying at all costs".
            And just because related to this, I would like to again underline your intentional misuse of the verb "TO ACCUSE", which appears TWICE in your comment. These attempts to turn us into the "dangerous fundamentalists" (as you previously called us) are old tactics of subversion in which the attacker pretends to be the victim in order to manipulate others' opinions for the purpose of creating a public enemy to condemn. They are just as much of a lie as the 'denial of truth at all costs'. Obviously only GOD Can Judge, for only HE Knows what the intentions behind a person's behavior truly are. We only observe…
            As for your strongly imposed demand "Answer my simple questions", I believe my co-worker Tom has beautifully done so, already. That leaves us with a conclusion to this exchange.

            God Bless you and thanks for the opportunity to discuss with you—
            Peace and Love,

            P.J. + + +

          • dia
            May 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

            Following your posts, sir RENT, is dangerous. Please come to your senses. Enough! Brother Tom has directly answered your inquiry.
            God Bless you, The WILD VOICE. We are following you to where the TRUTH is revealed.

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