LifeSite News: In his quests to stack the College of Cardinals, reshape the U.S. episcopate, and usher in “a different Church,” Pope Francis has promoted a slate of radical American cardinals with a shared vision that would all but destroy the Catholic Church as we know it.
With his recent elevation of San Diego’s Cardinal Robert McElroy, Pope Francis has now appointed half of all cardinal electors from the United States. His four other American cardinals share McElroy’s decidedly liberal bent: Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey; Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago; Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C.; and Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
The five men, mostly little-known bishops before the Francis papacy, are now among the most powerful in the Church, boasting a long list of curial appointments and control over two of the most prominent sees in America. Each of them has alleged connections to ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, whom Pope Francis reportedly consulted on episcopal appointments. Any of them could be the next pope. Read More …
Opinion: Three Popes Knew:
Breitbart News August 27, 2018:
In a bombshell report, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States has accused Pope Francis of reinstating Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to a position of prominence despite knowing of McCarrick’s sexual abuse of priests, seminarians, and laypeople, including minors.
Catholic Catechism #1579: All the ordained ministers of the Latin Church, with the exception of permanent deacons, are normally chosen from among men of faith who live a celibate life and who intend to remain celibate “for the sake of the kingdom of heaven”
The tradition of clerical celibacy (ordaining only unmarried men) from the 11th century onward among Latin Church Catholics became a formal part of canon law in 1917, despite Scripture calling the practice a ‘doctrine of demons’.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
Fast forward to today:
As we near the end of Pope Francis’ reign over largest Christian Denomination, we wonder if his predecessor will fulfill the role of the False Prophet (Revelation 13:11)
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”
In the same way that the true Holy Spirit has equal authority with the true Son, the False Prophet will have equal authority with the counterfeit “son” (Rev. 13:12).
In the same way the true Holy Spirit has the power of miracles, the False Prophet will perform signs and wonders for the purpose of deception (Rev. 13:13).
In the same way the true Holy Spirit calls on all men to worship the true Son, the False Prophet will force all men to worship an image of the false “son” (Rev. 13:14).
A new Catholic religion has been forming under the popes, even Catechism norms on Communion, LGBT blessings, and abortion are undergoing sweeping change.
When the counterfeit religion is completed, the final 3.5 years of the tribulation will commence.