The FrankenPope Mercy Monopoly: Is this a joke?

The FrankenPope Mercy Monopoly: Is this a joke?

Written by Christopher A. Ferrara
2/6/16
RemnantNewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/2303-the-pope-francis-mercy-monopoly

It seems to be impossible to get off the Francis beat on which Remnant writers and other tradition-minded Catholic commentators around the world have found themselves over the past three years. Not a week passes without something from the Vatican, orchestrated by Francis and his public relations team, designed specifically to call attention to the latest sensational development in what is being marketed shamelessly as Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love.® Many journalists have devoted entire careers to covering the Vatican beat, but this Pope’s endless of train of publicity stunts has made Vatican-watchers of the rest of us.

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Georgetown Professors Push Abortion and Contraception as Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

Georgetown Professors Push Abortion and Contraception as Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

February 5, 2016, at 9:54 PM | By Adam Cassandra | CardinalNewmanSociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4675/Georgetown-Professors-Push-Abortion-and-Contraception-as-Response-to-Zika.aspx

Two Georgetown University law professors posted an article on a University website this week calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to recommend birth control and abortion as means of responding to the Zika virus outbreak in South America in order to “truly respect the dignity and health of women of childbearing age.”
On Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law blog website, Lawrence O. Gostin, faculty director of the O’Neill Institute and university professor at Georgetown, and Alexandra Phelan, an adjunct professor in global health law and doctoral researcher with the O’Neill Institute, published an article Monday titled “The WHO Must Include Access to Birth Control and Abortion in its Temporary Recommendations for Zika-Associated Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”
The Georgetown professors advocated for abortion and contraception several times in the article.
The authors called on WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to release Temporary Recommendations under the 2005 International Health Regulations to combat the Zika virus that “require countries to respect, protect, and fulfil women’s health-related human rights, including reproductive rights. This includes access to contraception (including the birth control pill and condoms) but also to accessible, affordable, acceptable, and quality abortions.”
In the latest statement the WHO released on the virus on February 1, the organization did not specifically mention birth control or abortion in its Temporary Recommendations. The virus is transmitted by mosquitos, and it’s possible that the unborn babies of pregnant women who contract the virus could develop microcephaly, a condition that results in unusually small heads and brains.
“The Director-General’s Temporary Recommendations should include a directive to countries to ensure that women at risk of Zika virus infection have access to birth control and safe abortion,” the Georgetown professors reiterated later in their article.
The authors expressed concern that “nearly all countries in the Americas currently experiencing or likely to experience Zika virus cases have laws that may prevent women accessing reproductive services,” and stated, “It is unfair, and ineffective, to place the burden of responsibility for preventing foetal malformations solely on the women. Governments cannot ask women to postpone having a family indefinitely, especially if they do not have access to safe reproductive services.”
Gostin and Phelan added that the WHO director-general should “formally recommend that States Parties ensure access to contraception and safe abortions” in order to “truly respect the dignity and health of women of childbearing age.”
Gostin’s formal title at Georgetown is “University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President.” He teaches courses at Georgetown Law on “National and Global Health Law: O’Neill Colloquium,” and “Global Health Law: An Intensive, Problem-Based Exploration.” Gostin is also a professor of medicine at Georgetown School of Medicine.
Phelan is listed on the Georgetown Law website as teaching courses in “Public Health Law and Ethics,” “Global Health Law” and “Epidemiology for Lawyers”
The O’Neill Institute at Georgetown “was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O’Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns.
“Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis,” according to the description of the Institute. “The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University’s considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.”
While it’s clear that the O’Neill Institute blog website is owned and operated by Georgetown, a disclaimer at the bottom of the article by Gostin and Phelan reads, “The views reflected in this blog are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent those of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law or Georgetown University.”
On January 28, the University praised and promoted the work of Gostin and Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute on the website of the Georgetown University Medical center. The article, “Georgetown Experts Laud World Health Organization Meeting on Zika Virus,” pointed to a publication of Gostin and Dr. Daniel Lucey of the O’Neill Institute in JAMA Viewpoint.
The article quoted Gostin saying: “If the association between microcephaly and Zika virus is confirmed there will be an ethical imperative to protect women of childbearing age from contracting the infection. The public will demand well-funded, proactive leadership from the World Health Organization.”
The Cardinal Newman Society reached out to Georgetown President John DeGioia and University officials to see if the University agreed with the positions of Gostin and Phelan that birth control and abortion should be recommended in dealing with the Zika virus outbreak. The Newman Society further asked about having University professors publicly advocate for abortion and contraception on a University-owned website conflicting with the University’s Catholic mission, as both abortion and contraception are considered mortal sins and “grave evils” by the Church.
The Newman Society also asked if any assurances could be offered by the University to parents and families that Gostin and Phelan are not advocating for abortion and contraception in the classroom. No responses were received by the time of publication.
As the article stated that questions about the post should be directed to Phelan, the Newman Society contacted her to ask if she or Gostin think that publicly advocating for abortion and contraception on a Georgetown University-owned website conflicts with the University’s Catholic mission. And Phelan was specifically asked if she or Gostin advocate for abortion and contraception in the classroom at Georgetown, but no responses were received.

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Archdiocese of Luxemburg Signed the Gender Ideological “Charter of Diversity [rather, Perversity]”

Archdiocese of Luxemburg Signed the Gender Ideological “Charter of Diversity Perversity”

[“Imported” from France as “Charte de la diversité”, which in turn “exported it to Germany as “Charta der Vielfalt”]

Text. Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
2/3/16
EponymousFlower.blogspot.com/2016/02/archdiocese-of-luxemburg-signed-gender.html

(Luxembourg) they call it “Diversity Charter”, which is obviously what it represents: the promotion of “diversity”. “Diversity” is one of those “magic words” for a socio-political “reorganization”. This includes especially the “diversity of sexual orientation”. But some chief pastors surrender naively and bow to the dictates of gender ideologues.
What ideas are behind the ” Charte de la diversité “?

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Ban on Communion-in-the-Paw — South American Diocese Publishes Decree

Ban on Communion-in-the-Paw — South American Diocese Publishes Decree

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
2/3/16
EponymousFlower.blogspot.com/2016/02/ban-on-calvinist-hand-communion-south.html

Edit: just one more brief intrusion. Adalante de Fe was an initiative begun in part by the scorned, faithful and long-suffering of Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano of Ciudad del Este, whose meritorious work for the salvation of souls will continue.

(La Paz) On August 16, 2015 Bishop Krzysztof (Cristobal) Bialasik SVD of Oruro in Bolivia, gave published the prohibition of hand communion in his diocese. Only communion on the tongue is permitted. Bishop Bialasik is responding to incidents where consecrated Hosts were received in hand Communion, and then taken away. It was “unbearable”, said the Bishop, that one does not know what happened to the body of Christ.
On January 6, 2016, Bishop Bialasik has now signed the appropriate canonical decree by which the prohibition Communion in the hand was formalized. Adelante la Fe published the “Decree for the Reception of Holy Communion on the Tongue.”
The bishop refers in this to the current ecclesiastical rules. It nowhere provides that Communion in the hand is the proper manner of the reception of Holy Communion. According to teaching and canon law, oral Communion is the only proper form with which to receive the body of Christ. Hand Communion is something the bishop allowed “only as an indult” which can be granted on a case by case basis in an Episcopal Conference if it wishes. The responsibility lies solely with the competent diocesan bishop. Bishop Bialasik refers to the instruction Redemptoris Sacramentum of the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship of 1999, which expressly bans hand Communion identifying issues present, “when the danger of profanation.”
Worthy reception, awareness of the real presence of Christ, prevent profanation

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Bishop Fredrick Henry Refuses to Apologize for Doing His Job

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Bishop Fredrick Henry Refuses to Apologize for Doing His Job

Posted by Tancred
1/31/16
EponymousFlower.blogspot.com/2016/01/bishop-refuses-to-apologize-for-doing.html

[Courageous Priest] In my recent Pastoral Letter, I wrote that the Alberta Government Gender Guidelines issued on January 13 show no evidence of consultation with, or sensitivity to, the Catholic community. They breathe pure secularism. This approach and directive smack of the madness of relativism and the forceful imposition of a particular narrow-minded anti-Catholic ideology.

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Melkite Archbishop: French bishops too politically correct, afraid in the face of Islamists

Melkite Archbishop: French bishops too politically correct, afraid in the face of Islamists

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Posted by Augustinus at 2/06/2016 @ Rorate-Caeli.blogspot.com/2016/02/melkite-archbishop-french-bishops-too.html

Many thanks to Gallia Watch for translating this important interview with Mgr. Jean-Clément Jeanbart, the Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo: The last Christians in Aleppo.

After describing the dramatic situation the Aleppines are living through, the bishop addressed the journalists who had come to hear him.

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FrankenPope to Communist China: Avante! Forward!

FrankenPope to Communist China: Avante! Forward!

by Christopher A. Ferrara
February 5, 2016
www.fatimaperspectives.com/fo/perspective827.asp

When Our Lady of Fatima prophesied that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world if it were not consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart, no doubt She had in view what would become “The People’s Republic of China” in 1949, after a civil war that resulted in the Kuomintang government being driven from the mainland to the island of Taiwan.

During the subsequent “Great Leap Forward” and the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution,” more than 50 million Chinese were exterminated by various means, ranging from execution to mass starvation. In 1958, the Red Chinese regime set up the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) to manage the suppression of the true Catholic Church in China, coercing or inducing legitimate Catholic bishops to consecrate additional bishops for the pseudo-church without a papal mandate. The CPCA exists to this day in a state of blatant schism from Rome.

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Egypt: Coptic Christian [Catholic and non-Catholic] tombs are being turned into “garbage dumps,” laments Catholic pastor

Egypt: Coptic Christian [Catholic and non-Catholic] tombs are being turned into “garbage dumps,” laments Catholic pastor

FEBRUARY 6, 2016 BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM @ JihadWatch.org/2016/02/egypt-coptic-christian-tombs-are-being-turned-into-garbage-dumps-laments-christian-leader

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Coptic tomb garbage dumps

As often happens to Christian cemeteries in Muslim nations — whether at the hands of “ISIS” or the hands of “angry youth” — “the tombs of the Copts [Egypt’s indigenous Christians] are being turned into garbage dumps.”

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FrankenPope To Visit Kansas To Commemorate 26th Anniversary Of MikeyPope Election As Anti-Pope

FrankenPope To Visit Kansas To Commemorate 26th Anniversary Of MikeyPope Election As Anti-Pope

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 @ EyeOfTheTiber.com/2016/02/05/francis-to-visit-kansas-to-commemorate-26th-anniversary-of-pope-michael-election-to-papacy

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The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit Kansas in July to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Pope Michael’s election to the papacy, just months before visiting Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
During the July 16th trip to Kansas, Francis will take part in a joint prayer service with the conclavist community, the Vatican reported earlier this week.
Word of the visit to Kansas was reported Monday, after Francis learned that Michael would not be able to make it to Rome for what the Vatican was calling, “Remorsapalooza.”
The announcement was made during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, where Francis asked forgiveness “for the sins of our divisions that were, one hundred percent of the time, caused by the Church.”
“It’s all our fault,” Francis told leaders from the Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and atheist communities. “To the Muslim community, I ask forgiveness for beginning the crusades. To our protestant brethren, we ask forgiveness for everything we did to cause the Reformation. And we ask forgiveness to our Jewish brethren for everything that happened to your community in consequence of the crucifixion. Definitely our fault.”
Francis went on to admit that every bad thing that had ever happened in the history of man, even those that took place before Christianity “was the fault of the Catholic Church,” before going on to lash himself for the Church’s sins for nearly three hours.
“We cannot erase what happened before, but we do not want to allow the weight of past wounds to continue to contaminate our relations,” Francis said at Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. “Therefore, I offer St. Paul Outside the Walls to Pope Michael and all the tens of people that he shepherds.”

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New FrankenPope Video: “Because We Need a Change that Unites Us All”

New FrankenPope Video: “Because We Need a Change that Unites Us All”

2/6/16
MahoundsParadise.blogspot.com/2016/02/suggestion-for-next-pope-video-come.html

Here’s the text of the latest Pope Video (by the way, I’m not being snarky by calling it that–the official website for these is called “ThePopeVideo” [But I am being snarky by calling it the “FrankenPopeVideo”; also I await and will post any alternate “translation” by Louie Verrecchio from akaCatholic. – Tom the AQ moderator]):

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POPE CHE TO RETURN TO UNHOLY OF UNHOLIES TO MEET WITH PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW

POPE CHE TO RETURN TO UNHOLY OF UNHOLIES TO MEET WITH PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW

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Seguimos ganando! We keep winning!

[Hat-tip to PewSitter]

February 5, 2016 by Carlos Eire @ babalublog.com/2016/02/05/pope-che-to-return-to-unholy-of-unholies-to-meet-with-patriarch-of-moscow

Words fail.. ….QTmrUSffGKZddd,,,,Aaaaaaaaaay!

Symbols fail……???&??^%+$#@!?…

Silent prayer might do it. The prayer of quiet, in which one utters no words but simply opens oneself to the divine.

Unfortunately, only advanced mystics — holy people — get to that level. The prayer of quiet is a rare gift, normally unavailable to unholy slugs.

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UN rights chief tells Catholic countries to legalize abortion over Zika virus: bishops and cardinal react

UN rights chief tells Catholic countries to legalize abortion over Zika virus: bishops and cardinal react

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Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights

His Royal Highness calls same-sex partnerships a human right which countries should legalize:

States should address discrimination by providing legal recognition to same-sex couples and their children, ensuring that benefits traditionally accorded married partners are accorded on a non-discriminatory basis – www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/top-un-official-calls-same-sex-partnership-protections-a-hum

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The ‘traditional’ same-sex wedding

The ‘traditional’ same-sex wedding

By Phil Lawler | Feb 05, 2016 | www.catholicculture.org/commentary/the-city-gates.cfm?id=1230

In this spectacularly lopsided article for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Joel Connelly is determined to show that it is unreasonable for a Catholic high school to refuse to publish a notice of a graduate’s same-sex wedding. Connelly blames the refusal on the “chilly, hard-line stand” taken by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, who has been “raining down prohibitions on same-sex marriage.”

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LGBT…ETC: The Code of the In Crowd

LGBT…ETC: The Code of the In Crowd

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Feb 04, 2016 | www.catholicculture.org/commentary/the-city-gates.cfm?id=1228

First there were gays; then there were lesbians and gays; then there were lesbians, gays and bisexuals—a long enough list to require the initialism LGB; then there were lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT). When the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke recently about the disagreements within the Anglican Communion which resulted in a suspension of the Episcopal Church (USA), he apologized for the pain caused to LGBTI people (adding “intersex” to the list).

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