Catholics have long-defended pope Pius XII’s absolute silence in the face Nazi-German fascist aggression and especially in regards to the genocide of six-million European Jews in the Holocaust. Historian David I. Kertzer examined the Vatican’s only-recently unsealed archives to discover that Pius XII conducted secret negotiations with Adolf Hitler and a “dirty deal” accord was reached. Kertzer concludes from the archival evidence that Pius XII, the alleged “Vicar of Christ,” pragmatically colluded with Hitler to preserve the church for a future with Nazi Germany as the dominant power in Europe.
There’s a lot of speculation in Catholic media that 85-year-old pope Francis may be considering retirement. Fueling the rumors is Francis’ increasing loss of mobility (he now gets around in a wheelchair due to knee pain), his recent appointment of 21 (mostly progressive) cardinals in order to “stack the deck” in the election of his successor, and his upcoming visit in August to the Basilica of Santa Maria de Collemaggio in the central Italian city of L’Aquila, which hosts the tomb of Celestine V, a hermit pope who resigned after five months in 1294 because he was overwhelmed by the job. The papacy is anti-Biblical on multiple levels and history unflinchingly records its shameful record of avarice, corruption, tyranny, and endorsed bloodshed.
A new chapter in the “wafer wars” was written when San Francisco archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, barred abortion supporter, Nancy Pelosi, from receiving the Jesus wafer in her home diocese. But a recent survey reveals a preponderance of Roman Catholics disagree with Cordileone and the other conservative bishops. The majority of Catholics believe abortion should be legal, favor greater inclusion of LGBT people, and oppose the denial of Jesus wafers for politicians who support abortion rights,
- Representatives of U.S. Reformed churches begin next round of dialogues with reps of Roman Catholic church
These so-called “Reformed” liberal denominations no longer hold to the genuine Gospel and easily embrace Roman Catholicism as a (c)hristian entity.
- Sexual abuse scandal at Catholic bishop Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire”
- Robert Barron going from high-profile Catholic media darling to bishop of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota
Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Robert Barron, is one of the most recognizable U.S. Catholic clerics with his “Word on Fire” proselytization ministry. Pope Francis recently “promoted” Barron to the office of bishop of out-of-the-way Winona-Rochester in Minnesota. Who did Barron offend? Is the transfer the result of the recent sexual scandal at “Word on Fire”? We recall when evangelical apologist and ecumenical compromiser, William Lane Craig, appeared with Barron as fellow “brothers in Christ” (see here).
- An Unholy Alliance: A nun founded a TV station that became the “Catholic Fox News.” Then it turned against the pope.
This article has some interesting information on how Catholic media conglomerate EWTN has become the bastion of anti-Francis Catholic conservatives.
The term, “evangelical,” has largely lost its meaning.
Rick Warren adopted the church-growth methods of marketing guru, Peter Drucker, and along with Bill Hybels launched the multi-campus, seeker mega-church movement. Lots of shallow preaching at Saddleback and other seeker mega-churches. Warren, known as “America’s Pastor” back in his “purpose driven” heyday, is an enthusiastic friend of Roman Catholicism. Warren has given seminars at many RC dioceses across the country, advising bishops and priests with their false gospel of salvation by sacramental grace and merit on how to retain and grow their congregations.
Tom’s retirement countdown – 20 more weekends to go!