Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 10/9/21

The above headline rocked France and Europe this past week, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Multiply this horror by every Catholic European nation and then by century after century of Catholic clerical authoritarianism.

The German Catholic church’s Synodal Path initiative continues. Progressives will be demanding ordination of women, intercommunion, and the end of mandatory clerical celibacy. With Germans leaving the Catholic church in droves, the hierarchy is desperate to enact people-pleasing reforms.

Cardinal Peter Turkson states abortion genocide-supporter, Joe Biden, should not be denied the Jesus wafer and that communion should be denied only in extreme cases, such as to a “known murderer.” Huh?

Pope Francis issued a formal apology to Mexico for the Roman Catholic church’s role in Spain’s colonization of that country, which included forced baptisms. Some Spanish politicians took offense to the pope’s apologies.

This past Monday was the feast day of Francis of Assisi, one of Catholicism’s most famous “saints.” It is alleged that Francis had the “stigmata” (wounds of Christ) and regularly levitated. Myths aside, Francis was an ardent animal lover who referred to animals as brothers and sisters in the Lord and often preached sermons to them. Many Catholic parishes invite members to bring their pets to church on Francis’ feast day in order for the priest to bless them. Priests are considered to have divine abilities conferred through their ordination, including the ability to bless inanimate objects and living things.

Ninety-one-year-old Pat Robertson leveraged his position as head of CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) into that of political broker (founder of Christian Coalition) and candidate for POTUS in 1988. Over the decades, he has made dozens upon dozens of prophecies (“God told me…”) that failed, bringing ridicule upon the Gospel. Credulous souls still send in their checks.

Some bemoaned the Notre Dame conflagaration of 2019 as symbolic of the demise of “Christianity” in France and in Europe. But, as Leonardo De Chirico writes in this article, the genuine Gospel of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone was never preached from the pulpit of Notre Dame or any other Roman Catholic church. Which is “worse,” today’s almost completely secularized Europe or the Europe of the past totally dominated by the false gospel of RC-ism?

23 thoughts on “Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 10/9/21

  1. I was interested by the article on Francis of Assisi and it revealed to me that the Church of Ireland here is falling more and more in with R.C. events. Our local C. of I. Rev., a very “progressive” lady has announced a “blessing of the animals” outdoor service. I can imagine how that will go… somebody’s Rottweiler biting somebody’s kitten (or worse). I’ve seen everything “blessed” – from guns to cars – and graves, which I’ve written about. Seems like the masses are gathering under the umbrella of Roman Catholicism and its traditions.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I guess it appeals to people’s religious but unbiblical strivings to have a “holy man” bless their pets and inanimate objects. A few years prior to accepting Christ, I arranged for the local parish priest to come over to our newly constructed house and bless it.

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      1. I have at least 3 homes I clean with numbers and or letters over the door frames from a RC priest “blessing” it 😞

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      2. Good! I was reading the New Testament at the time the priest blessed the house and it wasn’t long afterwards that the Holy Spirit revealed the irreconcilable differences between Scripture and God’s Word.

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      3. When we visit our Grandson in Southwest Germany (primarily Catholic), just about every home in the village has that chalk inscription over the main doorway. Very superstitious.

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    1. Agh, when I think of his program end, when he and the female would fake “word of knowledge”, “I see a woman suffering with backache…”
      Or his scandalous diamond mine debacle.
      Another show for Christians who utterly neglect their Bible.

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  2. Merciful God, I missed the 200k report. 300k+ for non clergy. Unconscionable!!! Wicked, pagan institution caring more about themselves which is the antithesis of the gospel but as you teach me week after week the RCC is a false gospel. Hope work is ok.

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    1. Thanks, Mandy. Amen to all of your comments. Because of its evil mandatory celibacy rule for clergy, Catholic seminaries were both magnets and incubators of deviancy. The consequences have been catastrophic, but of course that’s just one aspect of the RC’s false salvation system.

      RE: work

      Thanks! We have a very light schedule this weekend. I couldn’t have asked for a better scenario. Hope your weekend is off to a good start.

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  3. Another good Roundup brother. Why Christians keep quoting St Francis is beyond me, it only validates him and all he totes in faith.
    With all that despicable sexual abuse, it seems that the Catholic Church remains grounded from political strength. Any other institution would have been condemned and closed in shame.
    I mentioned my thoughts re Pat Robertson. Our Bible is the only bulwark of truth – we need to read it and recognize frauds, esp in these days of deception.
    Press on Tom, have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa Beth. Several years ago I was listening to Ravi Zacharias on the radio and heard him refer to St. Francis very favorably. I was shocked but subsequently learned that was routine for Zacharias.

      Yes, these past 20 years of constant priest abuse headlines have shown the RCC is corrupt to the core.

      Thanks, sister, and have a good weekend, too!

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  4. Some time ago as we were driving we turned the radio on just as Ravi Zacharias was quoting Mother Teresa in a favorable way. So many preachers favorably quote Roman Catholics, and these days if you dare point that out you become the bad guy!

    Before I was saved I also believed that the blessings of the RC clergy were valid. Not knowing the Scriptures left me open to believing so much falsehood, including the the RC false gospel. Thanks Tom, for another good Roundup!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. We found out later Ravi was living a double-life in more ways than one. Yes, it’s so bad out there that I totally avoid “Christian” TV, radio, bookstores, etc.


  5. 1. The scale of RC abuse worldwide is horrific…there’s nothing like it
    2. Seems in Germany they also have water down liberal Roman Catholicism too..
    3. Wow didn’t know before about bring your animal church day…
    4. Didn’t know Pat Robertson was still going…thought he retired a long time ago!

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    1. Thanks for the comments!

      RE: RC abuse
      Yup, abuse is everywhere but the RCC’s mandatory celibacy rule particularly attracted and incubated deviancy.

      RE: German Catholics
      The German RCC is at the vanguard of progressivism.

      RE: blessing pets
      A silly event but demonstrates how Catholics revere priests for their alleged powers.

      RE: Pat Robertson
      I saw him a short while ago on tv and he’s very frail.

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