Category: Church & State

The influence of the church (and usually the Roman Catholic Church) upon politics.

[caption id="attachment_972" align="alignnone" width="300"] President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet Pope Francis, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)[/caption]

Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe’s last hope’

AP | Source URL | Blog Archive BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday […]

Poland limits Sunday shopping to benefit family life

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it will benefit employees’ family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western supermarket chains that are the […]

POLL: Paramus Mayor Won’t Change The Blue Laws

Paramus Daily Voice PARAMUS, N.J. — Despite being home to New Jersey’s largest shopping center, Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera won’t be changing the blue laws, he said. Responding to a recent opinion article by NorthJersey.com correspondent Jackie Goldschneider, the mayor said that protecting the blue laws — which prohibit shoppers from purchasing certain […]

Pope condemns “evil” of fake news and its use for political gain

VATICAN CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “evil” of fake news, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foment division to serve political and economic interests. “Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads […]

Pope Francis says the first fake news was told in the Bible

ROME – At a time when “fake news” is spreading, Pope Francis is calling on journalists, “protectors of the news,” to rediscover the dignity of their profession and the responsibility they have to communicate the truth. The pontiff also said that the first fake news is found in the book […]

Pope warns that the world is one step away from nuclear war and ‘one accident is enough’ to spark a catastrophe

Pope Francis has warned that the world is one step away from nuclear war and ‘one accident is enough’ to spark a catastrophe. The 81-year-old, who made the comments as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, also warned that the world now stood at ‘the very limit’. […]

Pope Francis Issues Blueprint For Geopolitical Stability

Pope offers contrasting global vision to Trump in address to diplomats Pope Francis today issued a blueprint for geopolitical stability, calling for a de-escalation of tensions in Korea, for nuclear disarmament and for world leaders to recognise that migrating to another country is a “fundamental human right”. He set out […]

Toy chain refuses to open on Christmas Eve, as it’s a Sunday

The Entertainer will let staff spend the day with their families One of Britain’s largest toy store chains will keep all its 149 branches closed this Christmas Eve, as the day falls on a Sunday. The Entertainer will likely lose around £2 million in sales thanks to the decision, but […]

Big Brother installing surveillance cameras in places of worship

Forget the fact, that minsters, priests, rabbis etc., are secretly spying on worshippers. Forget the fact, that places of worship want their own police force..Forget the fact that places of worship are conducting ‘Holy Ghost pat-downs’. And finally, forget the fact that places of worship are paying the government a $100 dollars a month […]

The Pope says anyone who denies climate change is ‘perverse’

The Associated Press via The Daily Mail Pope Francis has rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming, warning world leaders against listening to to such ‘perverse attitudes’. Francis issued a message to the climate change meeting in Bonn, Germany, and called climate change ‘one of the most worrisome phenomena that humanity is facing.’ […]

Mass Shooting At Texas Church Shows Why Every Church In America Needs To Have Armed Security

Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse The mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday morning is already being called the deadliest church shooting in modern U.S. history, and we need to be in prayer for the victims and for their families.  At about 11:30 AM, […]

Pope Francis meets ‘The Elders’ to discuss global concerns

Vatican Radio Pope Francis had a private meeting at Santa Marta on Monday afternoon with members of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working for peace and human rights around the world. The Elders was established 10 years ago by former South African President Nelson Mandela and is currently marking the group’s 10th anniversary with […]

At Vatican, ‘Tenets of Faith’ Seen as Crucial in Climate Change Effort

Elisabetta Povoledo The New York Times (Archive) VATICAN CITY — Religious leaders need to tell congregations that global warming can affect not just the environment, but also the spread of diseases and other threats to human health, participants said at a Vatican conference on Saturday on climate change, an issue […]

Preaching ‘Climate Change’ in Vatican, Jerry Brown Says ‘Trump Factor Is Very Small’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) California Governor Jerry Brown downplayed President Trump’s influence on the climate change debate in the U.S. at a Vatican symposium Saturday, saying that his impact is “very small.” Governor Brown delivered the keynote address at a climate change symposium organized by the Pontifical Academy […]

The Reformation, led by Luther, failed. Here’s how we could finally reunite the Christian church

Peter J. Leithart FOX News (Archive) On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, a list of propositions aimed at problems in the Roman Catholic Church, to the door of the university church in Wittenberg, Germany. He wanted to start a theological debate. Instead, he started the Reformation. As […]

Hungarian PM Orbán: ‘Soros Network Aims to Create a Europe of Mixed Population’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Billionaire George Soros is trying to use mass immigration to dilute European ethnic cultures into one anonymous blend, according to Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Speaking on Hungarian radio Friday morning, the redoubtable prime minister denounced the campaign of the Soros-funded “Open Society” network to aggressively drive […]

German Cardinal: Number-One Challenge Facing Europe Is ‘Climate Change’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Site Archive) In launching an international Vatican conference on the future of Europe on Friday, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx listed off his idea of the three greatest challenges facing Europe, the first of which was “climate change.” “The European Union and all of Europe find […]

Vatican Invites Governor Jerry Brown to Give Keynote Address on ‘Climate Change’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Site Archive) The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has invited California governor Jerry Brown to deliver a keynote address in their upcoming meeting on climate change to be held in the Vatican. The Nov. 2-4 Vatican workshop titled “Health of People, Health of Planet and our Responsibility: Climate Change, […]

‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

Cindy Wooden CRUX Pope Francis said on Friday that in societies where profit is allowed to be the only concern, “democracy tends to become a plutocracy, where inequality and the exploitation of the planet grows.” The pontiff said political action “must be placed truly at the service of the human […]

Cardinal Auza at UN: More Inclusive Economy

Developed Nations Must Lower Protective Tariffs Zenit His remarks came at the UN in New York during the Second Committee debates on Agenda Item 17, dedicated to Macroeconomic policy questions and on Agenda Item 18, dedicated to the follow-up and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing […]

Microsoft rep calls Catholic Church a key ally in protecting kids online

Catholic News Agency Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of Microsoft’s office for online safety has said the Catholic Church is a key ally in the ongoing effort to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online. When asked why a major tech company […]

Pope Francis commits the church to protect children from abuse in the digital world

Gerard O’Connell America Magazine (Jesuit Owned) Pope Francis today committed the Catholic Church to work “effectively and with genuine passion,” in close association with lawmakers, police authorities, technological giants in the field of social communications and other actors in civil society, for “the effective protection of the dignity of minors […]

Pope denounces porn and corruption of kids’ minds, bodies

AP VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy. Francis met with participants of a […]