Since Pope Francis has already taken such competent care of the Catholic Church's spiritual needs, he can spend his time holding audiences with leaders of the “Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat” on such topics as food security, nutrition, climate change, disaster risk reduction and resilient means of subsistence. From the Vatican Press Office’s bulletin of the audience:
Address of the Holy Father
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I offer a warm welcome to you, the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders. Your presence here is a visible sign of the rich variety of cultures and the great natural beauty of the Pacific region.
I share your concern for the peoples of the region, especially those exposed to the extreme environmental and climate events that are becoming more frequent and intense. Of concern too is the grave impact of rising sea levels and the disturbing and continuous deterioration of the barrier reef, a marine ecosystem of immense importance. In this regard, I remember the disquieting question posed almost thirty years ago by the Bishops of the Philippines: “Who turned the wonderworld of the seas into underwater cemeteries bereft of colour and life?” (cf. Laudato Si’, 41). A number of causes have led to this environmental decay and, sadly, many of them are due to short-sighted human activity connected with certain ways of exploiting natural and human resources, the impact of which ultimately reaches the ocean bed itself (cf. ibid.).
When we speak of rising sea levels, which “mainly affect impoverished coastal populations who have nowhere else to go” (ibid., 48), our thoughts turn to the problem of global warming widely discussed in various international forums and meetings. In these very days COP-23, the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention Framework of the United Nations, is meeting in Bonn, under the presidency of one of the countries you represent, the Fiji Islands. It is my hope that the efforts of COP-23, and those yet to come, will always keep in mind the greater picture of that “earth without borders, with its highly rarified atmosphere”, as it was described by one of the astronauts currently orbiting in the International Space Station, with whom I recently had a fascinating conversation.
Read the complete bulletin HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Everything with the Church is well and good. All humans are virtuous and all souls saved. Time to start spending all my time on ecology! Have to do something to bide my time until I return to Mother Earth, and they can commence proceedings for my canonization.
The Catholic Idendtity Conference has attracted widespread and favorable attention. LifeSitenews, Fr. Z, and Gloria TV, among others, have picked up Edward Pentin's devastatingly-realistic talk—recorded by Remnant TV—and shared it with their followers. A few notables below:
From LifeSiteNews: In an article entitled, "Vatican expert lays out the current ‘crisis’ in the Church," LSN reporter, Lisa Bourne, writes: As a Vatican journalist, Pentin gave a firsthand perspective on the crisis during the Francis pontificate, including the problematic Synods on the Family — which were the basis for Pope Francis’ controversial exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
His observations — the contents of which he said are played down by the mainstream Catholic media — consisted of viewpoints from numerous Vatican officials, clergy and other well-placed sources who were compelled to remain anonymous due to the “great fear” in the midst of the crisis.
… “And this can’t be passed over as if nothing is happening,” Pentin said, “even if you agree with what is happening and what the changes are.” Finish the excellent report HERE
Fr. Z: “Pentin, a sharp and reasonable guy, touches on a lot of sore points.” See the writeup HERE
American Catholic: “Pentin’s presentation of the dismaying facts in his low key style is absolutely devastating.” Catch the rest HERE
GloriaTV linked to it HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: The entire CIC 2017 is available right now, online and on-demand.
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Long Live Christ the King!
"This conference was the high point of my maturation as a traditional Catholic. I have never felt so connected to a movement as I now feel after the conclusion of the 2017 CIC. I am looking forward to attending in 2018 and every year thereafter."
- Jeffrey Smith, Attendee
On Sunday a man named David Kelley opened fire in a Baptist church, killing 26 people, including several children, and injuring 24. The death toll may rise. A seven-year-old was shot four times and was still in surgery Sunday evening. It was one of the deadliest church shootings on record. Those who knew him described him as “creepy, crazy, and weird,” with a fiercely anti-Christian bias. Reports from several news agencies now allege that the shooter could have been motivated by militant atheism:
Former classmates of the Texas church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, said he was an atheist and outcast who thought Christians were stupid, the Daily Mail reported.
…Cord Eubank Brown, another former classmate, took to social media and said, “There were people I knew who stayed away from this guy for many reasons, which all make sense now.” Brown said he recently received a friend request from Kelley on Facebook.
After carrying out one of the worst church shootings in recent history, Kelley was shot by a resident of Sutherland Springs and fled the scene. Multiple residents reportedly pursued Kelley as he fled from the church until he crashed a few miles later. Police discovered multiple weapons and possible explosives inside his SUV, the Daily Mail reported. Read Brietbart’s full report HERE
Friends and family mourned their loved ones at a vigil Sunday night.
REMNANT COMMENT: Atheists who kill Christians are evidently to be given the same religious exemption pass the media routinely pass out to the “Allahu Akbar”-shouting shooters we’ve all gotten painfully used to here in the streets of America. So it stands to reason that this atheist connection to the Texas shooter isn't particularly newsworthy to leftist ideologues such as Wolf Blitzer.
Still, for the sake of argument, let's imagine for a moment that a meeting of Atheist Alliance International had been targeted by a gun-wielding Christian nutter last Sunday. Would mainstream "news" be so forgiving, failing even to mention the connection between the shooter and his Christian religion? Would they bury the flurry of testimonials pinging all over the Internet from friends of the shooter, insisting he'd been screaming anti-atheist epithets online for years?
Let's be serious. CNN & Co would be leading every half-hour's news cycle with the screaming headline: "BREAKING: Christian Fundamentalist Shooter Motivated by Hatred of Atheists". The shooter's religious affiliation in that case would be THE story.
So why the double standard? Why such careful journalistic “integrity” for this reportedly atheist shooter, whose anti-Christian tirades were all over Facebook? Why? Because it doesn't fit the narrative. Christians are the only real haters--not Muslims, not atheists, not even deranged gay guys that walk into the American Family Association and start spraying lead at the defenders of Christian marriage.
The hate-hunting industry is fundamentally Christophobic. And the fact that the MSM are hard-pressed to actually find a single Christian hater who, in the name of Jesus, would mow down innocent people, doesn't seem to particularly bother them. Christians gotta hate! Everybody knows that.
So hate on, atheists. CNN won't out you. They're only interested in a particular kind of "hate", which isn't hate at all. As long as you follow Allah, or believe that two men can get married, or hate God and all the Christians who love Him--well, you are by definition incapable of a hate crime. So rest easy, and hate on!
Bishop Bala was known for his wisdom and gentleness. He also upheld the teachings of the Church concerning same-sex attraction, especially with regard to the priests in his diocese. His body was found by fishermen in the Sanaga River, near Monatele, on June 2. What was at first assumed to be suicide, is gradually coming to light as a brutal murder that reportedly may have been presided over by a coup of homosexual Catholic priests:
Investigators found signs of torture on his body.
Catholic bishops in Cameroon said this bishop, whose body was pulled from a river in early June, did not commit suicide, but was murdered:
“In view of the initial findings, we bishops of Cameroon affirm that Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Bala did not commit suicide; he was brutally murdered. This is one more murder, and one too many,” the bishops said in a statement after meeting in a general assembly June 13. Read the full report HERE
According to an article at Cruxnow.com, Bishop Bala's murder was allegedly carried out by gay priests in retaliation for his holding the line on the Church's teaching on homosexuality:
In response, the current apostolic administrator of Bala’s diocese, Monsignor Joseph Akonga Essomba, delivered a blunt answer on Thursday during a homily at a memorial Mass: The bishop was killed, he said, because he stood up against homosexuals in the Church and the priesthood.
Pointing to the front rows of the Church where most government ministers and other important personalities sat, and casting a sweeping look at fellow priests and bishops, Essomba charged:
“Shame to all those people in black suits and black spectacles always sitting in the front rows of the Church,” he said.
“Shame to all those priests who have come here, pretending to sympathize. These are the people who killed our bishop, because he said ‘no’ to the homosexuality perpetrated by those priests,” Akonga said.
The Cruxnow.com article is here.
REMNANT COMMENT: Take a look at the future. If Catholics do not stand with the few bishops left in the world who are upholding Catholic teaching, one of two things is going to happen: 1) Said teachings will be watered down to such a drastic extent that they cease to exist or at least cease to matter, or 2) any bishop or priest daring to defend those teachings will end up "swimming with the fishes." Either way, moral chaos and anarchy will follow close on the heels of this apostasy.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Bala. May he rest in peace.
Please stand with the bishops in this country who have the faith and courage of Bishop Bala. A good place to start is to defend Bishop Robert Morlino of the diocese of Madison, WI, who at this moment is under fire by homosexual activists for upholding the Church's very same teaching on public sin, homosexual acts, and the reception of the sacraments.
Please sign the Remnant's petition at Change.org defending this good Bishop.
Bishop Morlino’s critics still have many more signatures calling for his removal as we have calling for his defense. I realize it’s rather annoying to sign these petitions, but this one literally takes ten seconds of your time, and is an effective means of sending a message to the media that faithful Catholics will stand with faithful shepherds.
We have sent The Remnant’s petition to the Associated Press and many other news outlets in order to make this point. But it only works if we have enough signatures to make it newsworthy. At this point, we need 2000 more signatures in order to surpass the homosexual activists’ petition calling for Morlino’s removal.
Please Note: We have paraphrased the language of Bishop Morlino’s critics' petition in our petition, only in the inverse. And since they addressed their petition to Pope Francis, we followed suit by also addressing ours to Pope Francis, though we're convinced the Pope will pay little attention to either one.
Our objective is to send a message to all bishops who hold the Catholic ground: Even if no one else does, traditional Catholics will stand with you!
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