In Shock Warning, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Catholic Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’




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Pope Benedict XVI sent a sobering message at the funeral of Cardinal Joachim Meisner today, saying he was moved at the dubia cardinal’s ability to “live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing.”

The Church “stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination,” Pope Benedict said in a message read by Archbishop Georg Gänswein, his personal secretary and head of the papal household. Because of this “pressing need,” Meisner “found it difficult to leave his post.”

“What moved me all the more was that, in this last period of his life, he learned to let go and to live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing,” the pope emeritus concluded.

Meisner, who was 83, was one of the four cardinals who sent Pope Francis a dubia, consisting of five questions, asking if Amoris Laetitia is aligned with Catholic morality.

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Sinead O’Connor Suicidal After Exposing Catholic Church Pedophile Ring

Major concerns have been raised for the wellbeing of Sinead O’Connor following her suicidal breakdown after she exposed a Catholic Church pedophile ring.

The Irish singer set alarm bells ringing in 2016 when she went missing in Chicago whilst in town for a David Bowie tribute.Police searched for her for 2 days after she went missing in the Wilmette area following reports that she had suffered suicidal bouts of depression.

She was eventually found by police, but concerns for her safety had been growing since she revealed information in 2013 about the sexual abuse she and others had suffered as children at a Catholic Church school.Her revelation explained her previous cries for help throughout her career.

CDN reports: O’Connor made headlines with controversial outbursts throughout her career including her ripping apart of a photo of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 Saturday Night Live television appearance.

Her protest was against the Catholic Church and its handling of the sexual abuse scandal, a subject that hit close to home for the young woman.In 2013, the singer revealed to the Irish Sun her imprisonment in the Our Lady of Charity Laundry in Dublin.

As previously reported here at the age of fifteen, the Irish singer was arrested for shoplifting.She was trapped in intolerable conditions for eighteen months until her father secured her freedom.O’Connor tells the Irish Sun: “We were girls in there, not women, just children really.

Moreover, the girls in there cried every day. It was a prison. We didn’t see our families, we were locked in, cut off from life, deprived of a normal childhood.

“We were told we were there because we were bad people. Some of the girls had been raped at home and not believed.

One girl was in because she had a bad hip and her family didn’t know what to do with her.It was a great grief to us.”The rock star explained how her 18 months in High Park in the Drumcondra suburb of Dublin left her so angry at the injustice that it was part of the reason she caused worldwide controversy by tearing up a picture of the Pope on live television.

This abuse is behind, she says, of her infamous 1992 Saturday Night Live Protest when she ripped up a picture of the Pope, bring a definite stall to a then rising career.

“It wasn’t the only reason, but it was one of them,” the singer told the Irish times.O’Connor spoke out over a report by the Irish Parliament in which it states that there was “significant state involvement” in the incarceration of thousands of women and girls.

These women were trapped in a Church run, the state-approved system of slave labor and sexual abuse that continued until 1996. Women were not paid, and their children, alleged to have been conceived during their time in the laundries, were taken from them and given up for adoption.

While most of the more than 10,000 woman detailed in the 1,000-page report is now dead, buried in unmarked and forgotten graves, the children of these women are seeking justice for their mothers.

In August 1993, workers in North Dublin, Ireland discovered the bodies of 155 young women in a mass grave. The grave is on property once owned by the Catholic Church and the Sisters of Charity.Records of the deaths can not be found; only 75 of the women have been identified.

Finding the grave forced open a 150-year-old secret. All the women had been residents of a Magdalene Laundry, institutions run by the nuns of Our Lady of Charity.It’s history reaching back to the middle ages, the Magdalene Laundries are named after Mary Magdalene, a reformed prostitute who became a follower of Jesus. The Magdalene convents were created by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages for repentant prostitutes. The institutions, however, shifted from being a refuge into forced labor camps for women accused of violating a strict feminine moral code.

The Magdalene story is a difficult and heart-wrenching journey into the price of innocence lost at the hands of a broken and corrupt system driven by misguided principles and unbridled greed.

Authorities would send young girls with “attitude problems” into the Magdalene Laundries and into a nightmare beyond their wildest comprehension. There were no limitations to the list of reasons a girl could be sent to a Magdalene Laundry.Most were from devout Catholic families that did not question Church rulings.

Unwed pregnant young women were sentenced to hard labor and their babies put up for adoption as they wept and begged to hold their child just one more minute before they became only a painful memory.The physical, sexual and emotional abuse became rampant at these institutions.

One survivor recounts that one day after school, she was sexually assaulted. Her mother called the police to report the rape and was stunned when police came and arrested the girl.A judge deemed the attack her fault and sentenced her to hard labor within a Magdalene Laundry.

“As I looked back on all the years I had suffered within the dark halls and stone hearts that were called a Magdalene Laundry, I felt a warmth on my cheeks as a lifetime of pain rushed in and I struggled to free my tortured soul and finally escape the veil of tears.” Magdalene Survivor.Other victims have equally disturbing stories.

Thousands of innocent young girls were swept up by a current of injustice driven by a corrupt state and church. Many were from impoverished environments or orphans, dumped into a Magdalene Laundry after falling out with a foster family.Upon entering a Magdalene Laundry, nuns stripped women of their given name and assigned them one they chose.

Victims were forced to work long, difficult hours and to endure strict silence. Punishments could include severe beatings as well as being locked in a closet for days.

Sexual assaults were a routine occurrence at these institutions and survivors report that resistance led to even more punishment.In her book “The Origins of the Magdalene Laundry,” Rebecca Lea McCarthy describes how the Magdalene covenants spread across Europe and transitioned from houses of hope to prisons of despair.

The change began with a rise of global capitalism combined with a shift in the Roman Catholic Church’s economic policies and papal authority. Magdalene Laundries were set up as self-supporting organizations, not dependent on funding from the Church.

Ireland, Canada, Australia and the United States would eventually become home to Magdalene Laundries as they spread across the globe, and thousands suffered in silence under the auspices of moral righteousness.

In Ireland, the narrow definition of the appropriate behavior of women and a strict moral code meant thousands of women were sentenced to the Laundries. Girls 14 and younger could be deemed a moral threat and sentenced to manual labor until mandatory release at the age of eighteen.

It has been estimated that nearly 30,000 Irish women served time in one of these institutions by the time the last Magdalene Laundry closed in that country in 1996.

Magdalene Laundries were, for the most part, unregulated and not subject to any educational requirements and were exempt from labor laws and safety standards.

Women were not educated while in the institutions. When their sentences were completed, they were tossed onto the streets, unable to support themselves.

Victims struggled against a culture that idolized the Catholic Church to find a voice to express the pain and suffering they endured. Survivors’ stories hold a common theme of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Survivors allege collusion between court systems, business, government, and the church, with cash rewards for each young girl sent to the laundries.

Survivors also speak of illegal adoptions sanctioned by authorities as impoverished and powerless families lost their children to a system which ignored them.

The cries for justice from the flood of victims now coming forward have generally been ignored. The countries that allowed this abuse to prosper have done little to expose the seedy underbelly of collusion between Social Services, big business and the political clout of an unimpeachable Catholic Church.In 1999, the Irish government bowed to pressure and created the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (CICA) with the purpose to investigate child abuse within Irish institutions.

In 2004, the Irish group Justice for Magdalene’s began gathering survivors and families of the deceased to demand justice for all who suffered under the intolerable system of the Magdalene Laundry. Mary Raftery was an Irish journalist who fought tirelessly to expose the rampant child abuse with the Irish system, including the Magdalene Laundries.She died from cancer in January of 2012.She wrote that one of her great regrets was not being able to find justice for the Magdalene victims.

In 2009 the public findings of the Commission, known as the Ryan Report were released and called by the Irish Times newspaper, ”the map of an Irish hell”. The report states that institutionalized children were treated like slaves, or inmates, stripped of even the most basic of human rights.The Irish government was forced to issue an apology to the tens of thousands of victims who suffered under the institutions run by the Catholic Church and offered damages to victims in the amount of £1billion.

The Ryan Report and pressure from advocacy groups like Justice for Magdalene’s prompted the United Nations Committee Against Torture to investigate the Magdalene Laundries.

In 2011, the Committee issued a report condemning the Irish government for failing to acknowledge the pain and suffering of the victims and calling for a thorough investigation into the abuses that occurred.The Irish government has resisted involvement in the investigation, saying the Laundries were privately run and that women chose to enter the institutions.

However, following the U.N. recommendation, the government of Ireland vowed to look into the state’s involvement in the Laundries.

The government also vowed to offer the compensation due to victims and their families as a hundred years of silent screams echoed through the now empty halls of the Magdalene Laundries.

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Re: Orthodox Church in Jerusalem sells land to Israel

The Eastern Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem has sold around 500 dunams of land to Israel, leading Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist revealed on Tuesday.

According to the Israeli newspaper the land which the Orthodox Church sold is for Jewish investors and businessmen.

Quds Net News, a local Palestinian news agency, noted that this is the second time the church has sold Israel large amounts of land in recent years. About two years ago the Orthodox Church sold some 1,000 dunams to an Israeli enterprise, the agency said.

The secret deal came to light after the Church filed a complaint against the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem, seeking documents to prove that transferring ownership of the land to the municipality would mean they stopped paying taxes.

It also revealed that two years ago the Church sold 200 dunams in Al-Talibiyeh neighbourhood in Jerusalem to a group of unidentified investors, noting that Palestinian residents that owned the land feared that the investors would force them out of their homes after they completed the 30-year lease.

On why they kept the deal secret, the Church told the Calcalist: “There are certain sides inside and outside the country, some of them are enemies, have worked and are working to undermine this deal.”

The Church continued: “Therefore, for the interest of Jerusalem’s residents and for the interest of Israel, it is very necessary to carry out the deal and its details secretly.”

According to the Calcalist, the land was sold for NIS 38 million ($10.7 million), in addition to NIS 76million ($21.5million) paid by a company supervised by an Israeli lawyer in 2011.

Quds Net News said that the same Church sold the Franciscan Monastery, estimated to be 1,000 dunams, to an Israeli firm. The Church said that it sold the monastery because it needed the funds.



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Catholic Church: Raping Children Is Religious Freedom For Pedophile Priests

In a shocking statement by one the Catholic Church’s high-ranking clerics, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has claimed that pedophilia is a “God-given liberty’ for priests.

The sickening comments were made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan after he was caught allegedly transferring church funds into a separate trust in order to insulate them from clergy child abuse lawsuits.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee sought to protect $55 million of its funds from lawsuits brought by victims of priestly sexual abuse, so it transferred those funds into a separate trust set up to care for the archdiocese’s mausoleums and cemeteries, according to a letter penned by then-Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan.

Once the sexual abuse victims sought those funds in a bankruptcy proceeding, however, the archdiocese claimed that it had a religious liberty to sexually assault children so it shouldn’t have to use that money to compensate victims of abuse.

According to Church and State, the accusations against the Milwaukee Archdiocese are particularly horrific and involved 45 priests who are accused of molesting almost 200 deaf boys.

According to Think Progress, they first sealed the $55 million in funds from bankruptcy by putting it in a trust for cemeteries and mausoleums. They then tried the religious freedom defense.

That worked at first when a court ruled in 2013 that their religious freedom did shield them from paying victims.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the first court. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the victims will see the money, though. It will likely be appealed again.

The church is claiming that because the money is in a fund for cemeteries and mausoleums, they won’t be able to fulfill their obligation of servicing dead people if they are forced to pay for the people whose lives they’ve ruined.

Religious freedom became an issue after the archdiocese claimed that it had a Canonical obligation to “properly maintain in perpetuity” the cemeteries and mausoleums funded through the trust.If victims of sex abuse or other creditors are compensated out of these funds, the archdiocese says, “there will be no funds or, at best, insufficient funds, for the perpetual care of the Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries,” and thus the archdiocese claims that it will be unable to fulfill a religious obligation.

In rejecting this claim that the archdiocese has a religious right to spend the trust’s funds on burial places and only on burial places, the Seventh Circuit offers several reasons why religious freedom cannot trump the rights of the archdiocese’s creditors and those of its clergy’s victims.

Perhaps most significantly, the court holds that the archdiocese’s religious liberty claim would fail even under the strictest level of constitutional scrutiny.

The court ruled that churches don’t get to opt out of paying Social Security taxes – that the public’s interest can supersede religious freedom:Drawing a comparison to a Supreme Court decision holding that religious objectors may not opt out of Social Security taxes, the court notes that federal bankruptcy law, like Social Security, “serves the public interest by providing a comprehensive … system with a variety of benefits available to all participants’ nationwide.”Just as Social Security “aids those who have reached a certain age or are disabled, the Code aids those who have reached a certain financial condition and who need assistance repaying or recovering a debt.”

The court warns that if this becomes a precedent, that there’s no telling where it will end.

Anyone at any time could join or create a cult just to “gain economic advantage”  or businesses can use their own religious beliefs, no matter how bizarre, to discriminate or to violate laws in the same way the Catholic Church has attempted to justify pedophilia.via:www.neonnettle.com

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Catholic Church should not have ‘leaders for life’, Pope says

The Roman Catholic Church should not have “leaders for life” in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.

Francis, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life if he felt he could not continue running the 1.2 billion-member Church for health or other reasons.

“Let’s be clear. The only one who cannot be substituted in the Church is the Holy Spirit,” the Argentinian-born pontiff said in an address to some 30,000 people at an inter-denominational rally of Christians in St. Peter’s Square.

“There should be a time limit to positions (in the Church), which in reality are positions of service,” he said in an address that was in part prepared and in part extemporaneous.

Making clear his comments were not confined to the clergy, Francis added: “It is convenient that all (positions) in the Church should have a time limit. There are no leaders for life in the Church. This occurs in some countries where a dictatorship exists.”

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead a special audience for members of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit movement in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican© REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead a special audience for members of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit movement in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican

In February 2013, Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict, became the first pontiff to resign in 600 years.

In an interview with Mexican television last March, Francis said what Benedict, now known as Pope Emeritus, did “should not be considered an exception, but an institution.”

But in the same interview he said he did not like the idea of an automatic retirement age for popes, for example at 80.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Hush Money… 501(c)3 and the Whoring of American Churches

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I call on all you pastors to trust God and separate from the state by
refusing the 501C3 exemption. I call on you Christians to educate your
pastors and support churches who are not 501C3 exempt! ~ Brie Hoffman – Videos

Boy, this is a difficult article to write. It’s difficult because
literally every Christian I know attends a 501C3 church, so I realize
that writing this article will offend many.

However, we are not (as
Christians) to be concerned with offending the many at the price of
offending God. Nevertheless, I know that I am walking into volatile
territory.

What is a 501C3 church?

The term 501C3 means that as a church you sign up for a tax exemption
status. That tax exemption status, however, comes with strings or
should I say muzzles.

In order to maintain a tax exemption status the
church must not violate terms of their non-profit contract with the
government by involving itself in politics.

It may not attempt to
influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may
not participate in any campaign activity for or against political
candidates.

In other words, in exchange for keeping your mouth shut
regarding anything political, the church gets a tax exemption or
hush-money! Nice huh! Sounds like compromise to me, sounds like
Spiritual Prostitution if you ask me! And that’s exactly what it is!

Have you ever wondered why pastors don’t preach against the
atrocities of the government?

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Have you ever wondered why your pastor
avoids talking about political issues or even the wholesale slaughter of
millions of unborn babies?

Maybe you haven’t noticed? I have. They are
afraid of getting their meal ticket taken away, they are more afraid of
that then they are of God!

Is God Political?

Now, you might say well God isn’t really political is he? Many
Christians think politics is a dirty business (and it is) but because of
this they think that it is more Christian to be apolitical, to be above
all that.

Well, there are many examples in the bible of prophets and
saints standing up for righteousness against unrighteous leaders and
practices, standing up for righteousness and against unrighteous is a
political act, some were even killed for their trouble.

Let’s take a
look at some examples:

John the Baptist stood up to Herod for sleeping with his brothers
wife..and what did he get for his efforts? Was he successful? No, he got
his head chopped off.

I can’t tell you how many times Christians have
said to me what good is resisting the New World Order, it’s better to do
good works and read your Bible and in other words hide your head in the
sand and keep your mouth shut.

Well John the Baptist didn’t shut up, he
didn’t hide his head in the sand and he wasn’t even successful but he
did it because he was a follower of God and God loves courage and truth.

God is against the cowardly and he is against injustice and lies, when
you look the other way in the face of injustice, in the face of lies and
evil do you think you are following God!

Elijah was another man who bucked the system. He fought spiritually
as well as practically against Ahab and Jezebel, the King and Queen.

Moreover, even Jesus’ actions were considered radical and dangerous
to the political elite. Both the Jews and the Gentiles were threatened
politically by him. It’s one of the main reasons that they crucified
him.

Joh 11:47-51

Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both and nation.

And one of them, named
Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know
nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man
should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

And
this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he
prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

Joh 19:12-13

And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried
out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Make no mistake..EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL!

Now I realize that there are a lot of fine churches and organizations
that have 501C3 exemptions and many of them have never thought twice
about it. However, now is the time to start thinking about withdrawing
from this exemption.

Our country and our world are becoming increasingly
evil; at some point (and I would argue that we have now arrived at that
point) the churches and Christian organizations will have to stand up
against this onslaught of evil or we will be participating in it by
acquiescing and appeasing evil, for to stand silent in the face of
injustice is to commit injustice.

During World War II Hitler sought out the religious leaders, and many
were more than willing to go along with him. At first there were just
minor infractions but as the atrocities grew the church (for the most
part) stood silent.

We now condemn those actions but will we make the
same mistakes? I call on all you pastors to trust God and separate from
the state by refusing the 501C3 exemption.

I call on you Christians to
educate your pastors and support churches who are not 501C3 exempt!

 

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Church P*ssed Me off this Sunday

My wife and I attend a fairly large church where we live. Since we’ve been going (for about five years now) we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It has been a tremendous resource to my wife and me since we’re fairly newlyweds and several couples in church that we know are as well. The pastor is great, and a firm believer in everything the Bible stands for (or against) which I’m totally on board with. For those of you who aren’t religious I’m not trying to preach, just give a little background.


Every Sunday morning prior to the pastor stepping on stage, they have a deacon/usher conduct a congregational prayer. Normally it’s something along the lines of “God, please help our leaders make the right decisions, help our troops overseas, forgive us of our sins, etc…” which once again, I’m totally on board with. Even though I don’t really support anything the troops do, I can get on board with praying for no harm to come to anyone, because that’s the Christian thing to do, right? Ok.


Sunday morning, during the deacon’s prayer, he said something along the lines of “And God, please help us prevail against our enemy, ISIS. Help us prevail over ISIS and drive them back and be victorious, blah blah blah…”


Hold on a second….


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Jewish settlers burn, destroy Catholic Church on the banks of the Galilee sea

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