‘Catastrophic for the Catholic Church’: World Media Reacts to Pope Francis’ Denial of Hell
ROME, April 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Mainstream media was in a furor last week over the news of Pope Francis purportedly saying that “hell does not exist” and that unrepentant souls in mortal sin simply “disappear.”
On the eve of the Holy Thursday, an Italian journalist published an article claiming that the pope had told him that hell does not exist. Eugenio Scalfari, 93, atheist journalist and founder of the left-wing newspaper La Repubblica, claimed on March 28 that Pope Francis had told him two days before that the souls of those who do not go to heaven are annihilated.
“Souls are not punished,” Francis allegedly said. “Those who repent obtain God's forgiveness and go among the ranks of those who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot be forgiven disappear. There is no hell — there is the disappearance of sinful souls." Scalfari’s article — and then the Vatican’s vague warnings not to trust it — was picked up by mainstream media worldwide.
The story was highlighted in the United States by the Drudge Report, whose online headline shrieked “Pope Declares No Hell?” It linked to a March 29 article by Michael W. Chapman of CNS News, who called Francis’s alleged remarks “a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul.” Chapman cited the translation of the popular Catholic news blog “Rorate Caeli.” The New York Timesled with the news that the Vatican had responded to the Repubblica piece with an assertion that Pope Francis does indeed believe in hell and that “no quotation of the article should be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.”
The Times observed that Scalfari does not make notes or use a tape recorder during interviews. Despite this fact, the report also observed that this interview had been Scalfari’s fifth meeting with the Argentinian pontiff.
The “Daily Intelligencer” of New York Magazine said that it was “beyond ironic” that Good Friday was “marked by a murky debate over a claim that Pope Francis recently denied the existence of Hell in a discussion with an atheist friend."
“It’s hard to imagine your average Pope having any atheists friends with whom he holds genial conversations. But Francis isn’t your average Pope, and so the controversy continues to rage despite the Vatican’s efforts to pour cold water on its hellish fires.”
'Left is even corrupting the Catholic Church'Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said that “it was easy to see, with this pope, that the left is even corrupting the Catholic Church”, something he had not thought possible after meeting the late Cardinal O’Connor of New York.
“This pope comes along, and I tell you, not just this,” Limbaugh said. “This pope is left-wing politically active on things like climate change. The whole left-wing agenda, the whole liberal agenda, this pope articulates it, and this pope is doing what he can to intermingle his own personal political beliefs with church doctrine. I never thought I would see that. I mean, I know there are leftists and liberals all over every organization, I’m not being naive, but the church is the church. What it believes is what it believes. It doesn’t change because public opinion changes, and yet it is, at least this pope seems to be doing just that.”
The Wall Street Journal intimated that with his remarks, which the Vatican did not deny, Pope Francis had yet again astonished.
“It was an extreme yet telling example of how Pope Francis has shaken up perceptions of Catholic doctrine,” wrote Francis X. Rocca, “drawing widespread attention from the non-Catholic world and causing turmoil within the church.”
Rocca detailed Francis’s emphasis on social and economic issues, and his downplaying of sexual and medical ethics. “Part of Pope Francis’ strategy has been generally to play down the importance of formal teaching,” he wrote.
“I doubt he said that because it’s heresy outright,” Kreeft said and explained the significance of the doctrine of hell.
“If there’s no hell, then heaven is no big deal,” he told the Globe. “If there’s no valley, the mountain isn’t very high. If it doesn’t exist, then ultimately we don’t have free will. … Scratch the doctrine of hell, and you find the possibility of free will underneath it.”
'Catastrophic for the Catholic Church'Online newsmagazine Vox.com observed that the Vatican communications department was once again scrambling after a scandal regarding a doctored photo led its chief, Dario Vignanò, to resign.
Journalist Tara Isabella Burton wrote, “If the Pope indeed said those words [attributed to him by Scalfari], the consequences would be catastrophic for the Catholic Church, which — according to its own catechism — ‘affirms the teaching of hell and its eternity,’ including eternal fire,’ although it stresses that ‘The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God’.”
Remarking on Francis’ relationship with Scalfari, Burton said that the question of whether or not Francis denied the existence of hell was “subordinate to another question”: “Why does Francis repeatedly engage in interviews with Scalfari, only to later say Scalfari misquotes his words?” If the answer is that he’s trying to change doctrine by stealth, then Pope Francis risks appearing insincere.
“By participating in a kind of bait and switch — putting forth potentially heretical ideas, then formally denying them — Francis leaves himself open to the charge of disingenuousness,” Barton wrote. Gwynne Dyer of Canada’s Hamilton Spectatorasserted that “of course” Pope Francis had denied the existence of hell, and that “the reason why is obvious.”
“It is very hard for a well-educated person of modern sensibilities to believe that a loving god would condemn any of the human beings he created to an eternity of physical torture and mental anguish,” Dyer wrote “That is not what loving human fathers do, even to children who disobey them, so the traditional notion of Hell is a permanent problem for many Catholic theologians.”
But acknowledging that that Annihilationism is a heresy in the Catholic Church, Dyer believes that Pope Francis has found a “practical” way of communicating his true beliefs without wasting the time he wants to direct to “other, more urgent changes”
“Pope Francis is a practical man, and he chooses his battles carefully,” Dyer wrote. “Changing Catholic doctrine on Hell would be a long battle that consumed most of the energy within the Church that he would like to devote to other, more urgent changes. Yet he still cannot resist making his true views known (in a deniable way) by having these occasional conversations with Eugenio Scalfari.
In the United Kingdom, the Catholic Herald demanded, “Why on earth does Pope Francis still trust Eugenio Scalfari?” Journalist Christopher Altieri called upon Francis to “disown not only the precise verbiage Scalfari reported in his piece, but the ideas foisted upon him therein—at least the ones that are manifestly heretical.”
“The longer he does not,” Altieri continued, “the stronger the case becomes for believing he cannot.” Deploring all previous episodes of “Scalfarism”, Altieri acknowledged that Francis’s continued conversation with the elderly journalist may stem from the pontiff’s wish to save the atheist’s soul. But even this charitable motive suggests that the Pope’s judgement is “appalling”. “If the Pope’s solicitude for Scalfari’s soul is indeed so great, and Scalfari’s protestation of friendship sincere, then let Francis resign the office and go talk with his friend all day over vino burino and biscola,” Altieri concluded.
'Game being played' In Italy, a Vatican insider named Antonio Socci claimed on his blog Il Straniero(“The Stranger”) that the Vatican’s half-hearted distancing of Francis from Scalfari’s article had been precipitated by a threat from a “non-Italian” Cardinal. According to Socci, this unnamed Cardinal told Francis directly that the heretical statements attributed to him were grounds for the pontiff’s dismissal. The OnePeterFive blog has a translation of this as yet unsubstantiated story. Socci speculated that Pope Francis and Scalfari are at some “game” in these interviews.
There is thus a game being played by Scalfari and Bergoglio for over five years now, in which the Argentine pope consents to a sort of double Magisterial track. When he speaks to Catholics he expresses himself in a certain vague and theologically ambiguous way. He avoids explicit statements and thus little by little demolishes doctrine (the tactic of boiling frogs slowly).
Meanwhile, he speaks through Scalfari to the secular world, making known his true ideas, which are so totally modern, in order to build up his “revolution” and to have popularity among non-Catholics and the media. [emphasis in original]
Some journalists acknowledged that on other occasions Pope Francis has certainly warned of the danger of souls going to hell. Meanwhile, the Catechism of the Catholic Church unequivocally affirms the existence of hell and the immortality of the human soul.
It states, "The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, 'eternal fire.' The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs (1035).” It continues, "The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: 'Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”'
"Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where 'men will weep and gnash their teeth’(1036)."
The avalanche of revelations about the perverted and predatory sexual underbelly of Hollywood and the entertainment industry is long overdue. It has always been an open secret of sorts, but the whole house is coming down right now as more people are suddenly feeling empowered to speak out, and the media is finally ready to listen and take seriously to the stories of victims. But what if pedophilia and the sexual harassment of women in entertainment is only a symptom and not actually the disease?
Just below the surface, hidden in plain sight in Hollywood is the overwhelming influence of the occult and the esoteric schools of ancient black magic. It has always been present in this industry because those who seek power in our world have long recognized that television, film and music are the most efficient and important roadways into the public psyche and the collective conscience. Many have warned us about this for years, composing volumes of books and videos, gathering evidence of this bizarre conspiracy.
“Hollywood is, as David Lynch titles it, an “inland empire” – a kind of covenantal city-state of its own, with its own religion, including all the trappings of neophytes, acolytes, servants, agents, star saints, hierophants and hierarchs and holy sites. It is a veritable polis of initiatory esoterica where the holy sites and rites of Hollywood are not the altars of mainstream religion, but another ancient religion, ultimately summed up in the epithet of the ancient mysteries. The ancient mysteries comprise the competing religious practices of the empires of old, but the one empire that seems to have achieved the most appropriate association with Hollywood is Babylon – the “gate of the gods”.” ~Jay Dyer
Clues appear in the form of symbols and the use of symbolic set and setting in order to introduce occult memes into the subconscious. Subliminal messages packed with sexual innuendo including veiled pornographic images and reproductive anatomy are vaguely concealed in films. Music videos are laden with satanic imagery and overtly demonic themes. Here is a compilation of examples of this in many of Disney’s children’s films:
Here is a compilation of Iluminati and satanic symbols appearing in music videos. There are hundreds of more examples of this that are quite easy to find.
Illuminati symbolism is a recurring theme, often resurfacing as the chosen celebrity covering one eye. The symbol of the one eye is of course the same single eye that watches from atop the symbolic pyramid, a symbol on our money and scattered throughout the political world. There are so many instances of actors, musicians and pop stars being photographed with one eye covered that it defies the definition of coincidence. Here is a collage with just a tiny fraction of available examples.
Hollywood has its own hidden language that is stunningly pervasive in entertainment media, with recurring themes applied over again in new contexts. There is so much to it that it cannot be ignored, but you don’t see it until you’ve been introduced to it. Once you see, though, you see it everywhere. The themes are applied in so many productions that it utterly defies coincidence, which means there must be some greater unifying message or purpose to it all. Based on the type of symbols and when looked at in the historical context of esoteric religious movement, Egyptian theology, Babylonian mythology, Satan worship and so on, Hollywood and the movie industry is clearly working to serve a particular idealogical movement. The worship of dark and satanic forces has historically been linked to human sacrifice, pedophilia, sexual perversion, ego worship, celebrity worship, fragmentation of the individual psyche into controllable parts, mind control and corruption of the soul. The use of the occult and its symbols is a methodology employed to weaken the power of the individual and to create psychological slaves. It is a serious form of mind control. While there certainly is reason to applaud the growing tidal wave of truth about Hollywood, one can only hope that these revelations ultimately go all the way to the core of the depravity in Hollywood, and that we can finally liberate our culture from these dark influences.
75 Corrupt Actions Identified In John Podesta's Emails
Yesterday President Donald Trump tweeted from the G20 in Germany:
Everyone here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!
John Podesta was triggered by President Trump’s tweet and responded with a tweetstorm of seven tweets attacking the President. Based on his response, it was clear that President Trump got under corrupt Podesta’s skin with his tweet. As a result the President happened to trigger one of the most corrupt politicians in Democrat and US history.
John Podesta has held numerous positions in his career in politics and with the Federal government. He started his career in the 1970’s in lower level federal jobs before reaching the highest levels of the Democrat Party working as White House Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton, Special Advisor to Barack Obama and in 2016 Campaign Chair for Hillary Clinton. The fact that Podesta is so high up in the impeached and corrupt Clinton and Obama administrations speaks volumes about Podesta’s seedy character.
He also is known for being the Chair of the Center for American Progress (CAP) which “boasts extensive ties to donor George Soros, the Democratic Party and both the Clinton and Obama Administrations.” CAP faces controversies for being a rehabilitative employment opportunity for progressive activists and for being anti-Semitic and for reporting errors. CAP is also is accused of being the nerve center for the left wing, including being the manufacturer of anti-Trump propaganda.
Although there are reports that Podesta is closely tied with David Brock from Media Matters, who has created plans to prevent free speech by attacking conservative websites like the Gateway Pundit. Podesta emails show that he can’t stand Brock.
Podesta has a history of seedy and alleged illegal activity. The late Andrew Breitbart, entrepreneur and creator of Breitbart.com knew this back in 2012 (warning on language):
Breitbart was ahead of his time.
The world was introduced to the corrupt and criminal acts of John Podesta’s during the 2016 Presidential campaign when his emails were provided to WikiLeaks and released to the public. Podesta claims that the emails were stolen by Russia and provided to WikiLeaks but WikiLeaks has denied obtaining the emails from Russia and it is more likely that Podesta’s emails were provided to WikiLeaks from DNC staffer Seth Rich who was murdered last year in his Washington D.C. neighborhood.
Podesta has reportedly done all he can to shut down any investigation into Seth Rich’s murder which is suspect due to Podesta stating in one of his emails:
I am definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it.”
The trailer and the first episode of the fifth season of American Horror Story are already full of Illuminati symbolism and occult elite agenda. With a name like American Horror Story, one cannot expect to be watching unicorns jumping above rainbows.
It is however clear that this season is all about glorifying the occult elite’s agenda and celebrating their obsession with ritual murders and sex magick. Who better than Lady Gaga to star in the series? One does not need to watch hours of the series to understand the agenda behind it. An educated look at the 30 seconds trailer is enough.
Here it is.
Shot like creepy music video, the trailer begins with the occult concepts of “as above so below” and duality as expressed by shots of contrasting colors. Also, the one-eye sign that is flashed about 6 times in 30 seconds.
Not to mention that 5 REAL horror stories inspired some parts of the series.
the trailer begins with the occult concepts of “as above so below” and duality as expressed by shots of contrasting colors. Also, the one-eye sign that is flashed about 6 times in 30 seconds.
If you go through the video in slow motion, you’ll see her hide one eye several times. Here are some more examples.
AHS All seeing eye
The trailer also shows Gaga controlling zombie-like children.
AHS Vampire Children
I don’t know what’s up with these kids, but I’m pretty sure its not good. This season of A.H.S. is based on the true story of Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles where Canadian student Elisa Lam was found dead in a water tank, weeks after her death.
A surveillance video showing her acting erratically shortly before her death has people wondering what exactly happened to her. While Elisa Lam’s death is still a mystery, there is definitely something unholy going on at Cecil hotel and something probably ritualistic behind her death.
Other than being inspired by Cecil Hotel, A.H.S. is perfectly in line with the occult elite’s agenda of promoting the culture of death, where abuse, murder and dehumanization are intermixed with general coolness and sexyness. For example, in the first episode, Lady Gaga and her mate have sex drenched in the blood of a couple they’ve just murdered.
That episode also features guy getting raped with a dildo by “The Addiction Demon”. You’ve read that correctly. To complete the full occult elite agenda, the other bad guy in the series is “The Ten Commandments Killer” who is inspired by the Bible to commit to most atrocious murders.
In mass media, Christianity is always the bad guy. While only a single episode aired at the time of writing this article, this A.H.S. already has all of the hallmarks of the Illuminati agenda. Some might say: “It is about horror! It’s supposed to be disturbing!”. I know. But this is horror with an agenda ( via vigilantcitizen.com ).
Source: vigilantcitizen.com disclose.tv ufotruthseeker.com (added the real inspired video)
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