Tag: Pope Francis

Trump Signs The Johnson Amendment Religious-Liberty Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that loosens the restrictions on political activity for religious groups. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied, or silenced anymore, and we will never ever stand for religious discrimination,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. “No American should be forced…

O’Reilly Out At Fox News Amid Sex Harassment Scandal

Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday that “after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will…

Morning Joe Rips Trump For Blaming Syrian Gas Attack On Obama

Wednesday morning Joe Scarborough blasted President Trump decision to blame Tuesday’s horrific chemical weapon attack in Syria on former President Barack Obama. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blamed the attack on former President Barack Obama, saying the strike was “a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.” Scarborough went after him…

Sanders To Visit Vatican City Days Before NY Primary [VIDEO]

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will head to Vatican City just days before the New York primary to attend a meeting on social justice and economic issues. Sanders announced Friday morning that he will attend the conference, which will be hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on April 15. Sanders, who would be…

Mother Teresa to Be Made a Saint [VIDEO]

Mother Teresa will be elevated to sainthood on Sept. 4, the Vatican announced, one day after a committee recognized a second reported miracle attributed to the late Kolkata-based nun. Pope Francis signed a decree Tuesday approving the canonization of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, less than 20 years after her death.

Donald Trump Says The Pope Is Disgraceful [VIDEO]

“I don’t like fighting with the pope actually – I don’t think it’s a fight, I think he said something much softer than originally reported by the media. I think that he heard one side of the story, which is probably by the Mexican government,” “The pope said something to the effect that maybe Donald…

Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Head in Cuba [VIDEO]

Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kyril, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Cuba this month. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the meeting, which will be the first in nearly 1,000 years to bring together the head of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Church, was “beautiful news.”

Mother Teresa to be Made Saint [VIDEO]

Pope Francis has recognized the second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, authorizing sainthood for the Roman Catholic nun. The miracle involved healing multiple brain tumors of a Brazilian man, according to a report in the Avvenire newspaper of the Italian Catholic Bishop’s Conference. Reports suggest the canonization is expected to take place in Rome in…

KY Clerk Allegedly Met With Pope [VIDEO]

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis allegedly met with Pope Francis during his trip to the U.S., her lawyers said Tuesday. Davis, who was jailed for five nights after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County, said in a statement she was “humbled” by the pontiff’s invite. “Pope Francis was kind, genuinely…

Pope Francis At The United Nations [VIDEO]

Pope Francis is expected Friday morning to address the UN General Assembly in New York, where he will call for peace and discuss the global refugee crisis. Afterward, the pontiff will head downtown to lead a multifaith prayer service at the 9/11 Memorial, followed by a processional through Central Park. The pope will then depart…

Pope In NY: Crowds Await Pope’s Arrival At St. Patricks’s Cathedral

After addressing a joint meeting of Congress Thursday morning and having lunch with the homeless, Pope Francis flew to New York, landing just after 5 p.m. He will ride in a motorcade to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to lead evening prayers there. For his first New York event, Pope Francis will be ushered through the towering…

Pope Francis To Give Speech At Congress [VIDEO]

10:10 update: Pope Addresses Joint meeting Of Congress Pope: “I am most grateful for your invitation”, “work of Moses good role model for Congress”, “I am also addressing entire people of U.S.” ——- 9:30 update: Pope Meeting with Speaker Boehner Crouds gather at Capitol for Pope’s address Soon: Pope To enter House Chamber —— Pope…

Pope Francis Departs For White House [VIDEO]

President Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday with an elaborate ceremony in front of an expected 15,000 people on the South Lawn. The leader of the Catholic Church will arrive at the South Portico of the White House and be escorted to a stage, where he and Obama will listen…

Pope Francis Arrives in Washington, DC This Afternoon [VIDEO]

Watch POPE FRANCIS ARRIVE LIVE ON THE STREAMING FEED Pope Francis was ending his visit to Cuba on Tuesday with a Mass at the country’s most revered shrine and a pep talk with families before flying north to Washington for the start of his U.S. tour. The Pope will be in the U.S. from Sept.…

Cuba & US Preparing To Welcome Pope Francis [VIDEO]

Pope Francis will visit Cuba from September 19 to 22 as part of a tour that will later take him to the United States. He will give a mass on September 20 in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion, and he will also visit Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.

First Visit Of Pope Francis To US, Free Tickets Scalped [VIDEO]

New York officials have joined Cardinal Timothy Dolan in condemning the scalping of tickets to see Pope Francis’ motorcade during his upcoming visit to New York City. About 80,000 tickets were dispersed through a city-sponsored lottery system for the pope’s Sept. 25 procession through Central Park. Tickets were being sold on secondary markets such as…

Raul Castro Says Pope Inspiring Him To Return To Church [VIDEO]

Cuban leader Raul Castro, on a visit to the Vatican, where he thanked the pope for helping broker a thaw in relations between Havana and Washington, said he was so impressed with the pontiff that he might return to Catholicism, the faith he grew up in. “I will resume praying and turn to the Church…

Pope: No Need to Breed ‘Like Rabbits’ [VIDEO]

Pope Francis suggested that Catholics shouldn’t feel like they have to breed “like rabbits,” and can follow church-approved natural contraceptive methods to prevent them from having too many children. “Some think, excuse me if I use the word, that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits — but no,” he…

Expect A Punch From Pope Francis If You Offend His Mama [VIDEO]

While on a plane to the Philippines, Pope Francis made some comments about the recent Paris terrorist attack some think weren’t so holy. When asked about the relationship between freedom of religion and freedom of expression, he had this to say. “Everyone has not only the freedom and the right but the obligation to say…

Pope Excommunicates Mafia Members

“Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated,” Francis said during an outdoor Mass in Piana di Sibari. Speaking of the local mafia specifically, the ‘Ndrangheta, Francis said they are an example of “the adoration of evil…

President Obama meets Pope Francis

President Obama has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican for the 1st time during his trip across Europe and the Middle East. Pope Francis and President Obama shook hands and smiled warmly in front of cameras. “Thank you, it’s so nice to see you, good to see ya,” Obama repeated before the two men…

Pope Francis says Catholic Church could support civil unions

Pope Francis said in an interview published Wednesday that the Catholic Church could support same-sex civil unions. The Pope did reiterate the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage but then said, “”We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.” Catholic News Service

Obama to meet with Pope Francis in March

President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of a weeklong European trip scheduled for March. The White House says Obama “looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality” during their March 27 meeting. Obama also plans to meet in Rome with…

Pope to travel to Holy Land May 24-26

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Francis told thousands gathered in the rain for his weekly Sunday blessing that he…

Read LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013

LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013 Based on Site Interest and Traffic. 1. Zimmerman Trial 2. Boston Marathon Bombing 3. NSA & Edward Snowden 4. Jodi Arias Trial 5. Ohio Kidnapping Rescue 6. Nelson Mandela 7. Toronto Cracked Mayor Rob Ford 8. GOP Government Shutdown 9. Obamacare ACA Rollout 10.Pope Francis What…

[VIDEO] Pope Francis Christmas Mass 2013

Pope Francis rang in his first Christmas at the Vatican with a Christmas Eve Mass preaching a message of love and forgiveness. “On this night, let us share the joy of the Gospel. God loves us. He so loves us that he gave us his son to be our brother, to be light in our…

POPE FRANCIS TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013

POPE FRANCIS TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013 Time magazine has announced person of the year and im glad its Pope Francis and not Miley Cyrus. Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff who won hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, the magazine…