Pope Francis

British Death Panel Unmoved As House Grants Charlie Gard U.S. Legal Permanent Residence

Renowned US neuroscientist Dr. Michio Hirano, from the Columbia University Medical Center, is offering to try an experimental therapy on Charlie. But British doctors claim Charlie is blind, deaf, unable to move and badly brain-damaged and believe it is “cruel” to let him live any longer.

The Communist Cardinals of Pope Francis

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The communists used to say that they would kill the last king with the guts of the last pope. But they don’t say that anymore. Now they celebrate the papacy, marveling at the relentless left-wing propaganda of Pope Francis, whose election, as the late 1960s radical Tom Hayden once put it, was “more miraculous” than the rise of Barack Obama.

Trump Should Ignore Pope’s Prattle About Paris Deal

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Never had the global left’s use of the Vatican as a propaganda tool been more blatant. Once wary of the Vatican, environmentalists now rejoice openly at their unprecedented access to it and the bully pulpit that Pope Francis has offered them. Many of these environmentalists are anti-Catholic Marxists who support aggressive forms of population control.

How Pope Francis Is Undercutting Donald Trump

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

From Archbishop Joseph Tobin on the East Coast to Cardinal Cupich (in Chicago) to Bishop McElroy (in San Diego), the bishops are operating like anti-Trump lobbyists. During the 2016 campaign — which featured a visit by Bernie Sanders to the Vatican (the only presidential candidate to receive an invitation, tellingly) — Francis’s aides and favorite bishops seethed with hatred for Trump. They were thrilled when Pope Francis declared Trump “not Christian” for proposing a “wall” between the United States and Mexico.

The Pope's Marxist Head of the Jesuits

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

In the smug leftist atmosphere in Rome, Venezuelan Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal’s elevation to the head of the Jesuits was inevitable. In the past, the Jesuits had been called the pope’s marines. Under Sosa, they are more like the pope’s Marxists, peddling his climate-change propaganda as a pretext for global socialism.

The Unholy Alliance Between George Soros and Pope Francis

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

In 2016, it was revealed through disclosures by WikiLeaks that the billionaire socialist George Soros bankrolled much of the socialists' lobbying. He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in an attempt to shape the pope’s visit to the U.S. According to the leaked documents, Soros’s Open Society Foundation sought to create a “critical mass” of American bishops and lay Catholics supportive of the pope’s priorities.

Pope Francis’s Communist Mentor

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

After Pope Francis early in his papacy decried capitalism as “trickle-down economics” — a polemical phrase coined by the left during the Reagan years that Francis frequently borrows — radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh commented, “This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope.” Pope Francis took such comments as a compliment. “I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended,” he told the Italian press.

The Papal Propagandist for Islam Heads to Egypt

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

This week Pope Francis takes his pro-Islamic apology tour to Egypt. Previewing the trip, which starts on Friday, he said he seeks to “offer a valid contribution to inter-religious dialogue with the Islamic world.” Francis’s fawning media courtiers are already rolling out the propaganda for it, predicting that it will “build bridges to moderate Islam.” Islam remains as violent as it started. But one thing is new: The Catholic Church, under the death-wish progressivism of Francis, has become one of Islam’s loudest boosters.

Pope Francis Renders Unto Cesar Chavez

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Amnesty advocacy is certainly more important to them than abortion. The same bishops who used to pooh-pooh pro-life protests now promote de facto civil disobedience in defense of illegal immigrants. This is the rawly politicized church of Pope Francis — a church that preoccupies itself with virtue-signaling even as it stops teaching virtue.

The Papal Wrecking Ball

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

For all of his endless rhetoric about “autonomy” and “respect for differences,” Francis is the most autocratic and purge-happy pope in many decades. He is the quintessential “tolerant” liberal who rose to power by disobedience (as archbishop of Buenos Aires, he disregarded Vatican directives) then retains power by demanding absolute obedience from others.

Failed Catholic Church Leaders Are the Problem

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The false narrative being spread to the Catholic faithful that capitalism is wrong is the fault of the leadership of the Catholic Church that has increasingly become a left-leaning ideological mouthpiece instead of fulfilling its role of providing spiritual guidance consistent with the Bible.

Soros's 30 Pieces of Silver to Roman Catholic Bishops

Members of the Catholic community, especially the business owners, pro-life church members and lay religious leaders, would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of the social justice movement their Bishops, especially San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy and Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, are promoting advocate violence to achieve social justice and are intent on making devout Catholics into shills for a radical Leftist revolution brewed by the money of a Nazi collaborator.

Can Christians Afford The Leadership We Have?

Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

In far too many cases, we small-o orthodox Christians cannot afford the leadership we have. They’re either fighting yesterday’s battles, fighting for the enemy, or not fighting at all, satisfied instead to think everything’s going to be fine if we just sit right here and wait.

What Is Wrong With Pope Francis?

Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

The parallel between baptized Italian Catholics who kill family members and Muslim terrorists who slaughter Christians and others (including other Muslims they deem heretics) in the name of Allah is crazy. 

The Pope is Talking Like Just Another Leftwing Politician – Not Infallible

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The Pope’s choice to pick a fight over illegal immigration with secular politician Donald Trump, instead of defending Christian teachings on morality, showed that his political judgement is far from infallible, and it was a missed opportunity of historic proportions. Millions of Catholics, like me, who are looking for Papal support in our battle against the increasing secular pressure for the Church to abandon its scriptural teachings on sexual morality, and other practices directly contradicted by scripture and more than two millennia of Church doctrine, were left dumbfounded when the Pope failed to address those challenges and instead inserted himself into American politics.

Huckabee beams over Pope’s private visit with Kim Davis

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“While the media elites were slobbering all over themselves because Pope Francis commented on climate change, the Pope was having a quiet and powerful meeting with a humble Apostolic county clerk from Kentucky,” Huckabee told Breitbart News.

A Conservative Catholic Grades the Pope’s Address to Congress

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Pope’s failure to use the great opportunity and vast media audience his address to Congress provided to restate the timeless moral teachings of Christianity and call Christians of all denominations to defend them was a missed opportunity of historic proportions, because if there was ever a time when vigilant guard dogs are needed, that time is now.

Pay Attention to Pope Francis’ Spiritual, not Political, Views

Unfortunately, the Holy Father sometimes blurs the line between the spiritual and the political. The Pope overestimates the wisdom and efficacy of politics while minimizing the power and virtue of markets.

Huckabee: Obama most anti-Christian administration in history

Michael W. Chapman, CNS News

Commenting on President Barack Obama's decision to include prominent homosexual and pro-abortion activists at a White House reception to honor Pope Francis, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said it was a "classless decision," a "new low" that further reveals the Obama administration "will go down as the most anti-Christian in American history."