Pope orders Catholic charity to stop euthanizing people
15 psychiatric centers face excommunication if practice doesn’t end
(DAILY CALLER) — Pope Francis has ordered a Catholic charity in Belgium to cease euthanizations of mentally ill patients in their psychiatric centers by the end of August, or face excommunication.
The Brothers of Charity announced in May that doctors in their 15 psychiatric hospitals were free to euthanize non-terminal mentally ill patients upon request, according to the Associated Press. Francis personally approved a demand from the Vatican that the charity rescind that policy by the end of August or get expelled from the Catholic Church, according to Brother Rene Stockman, superior general of the order that runs the charity. Read the rest here.
Pope Francis’ biographer: Catholic converts who question pope are mentally ill
BOSTON, Massachusetts, August 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’ English biographer is accusing a host of prominent Catholic writers of mental illness over their concerns about the controversial pope.
Writing in Crux magazine, funded by the Knights of Columbus, English writer Austen Ivereigh suggests these papal critics suffer from “convert neurosis.”
I say Catholic’s are Mentally ill! Read the rest here.
Former Liberty University VP Raises Concern After Calling for Meeting With ‘Your Holiness’ to Unite Evangelicals, Catholics
Concerns are being raised as Johnnie Moore, the former vice president of communications for Liberty University—which heralds itself at the world’s largest Christian university—and travel assistant to President Jerry Falwell, Jr., recently sent a letter to Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” to request a meeting to discuss Moore’s objection to “efforts to divide Catholics and Evangelicals.”
Moore, who serves as a member of President Trump’s evangelical advisory board, wrote to Bergoglio following the publication of an article in La Cattolica Civilitas—written by Catholic priest Antonio Spadaro and Presbyterian minister Marcelo Figueroa—that condemned what they perceived as a joining together of American Catholics and Evangelicals in an “ecumicism of hate” against immigrants, Muslims and others different from them.
“The panorama of threats to [Evangelicals’] understanding of the American way of life have included modernist spirits, the black civil rights movement, the hippy movement, communism, feminist movements and so on. And now in our day there are the migrants and the Muslims,” the article read.
It said that some professing Catholics are now seemingly “using tones much closer to Evangelicals” when it comes to various social issues, and have apparently united on the subjects.
“Both Evangelical and Catholic Integralists condemn traditional ecumenism and yet promote an ecumenism of conflict that unites them in the nostalgic dream of a theocratic type of state,” Spadaro and Figueroa asserted. “This meeting over shared objectives happens around such themes as abortion, same-sex marriage, religious education in schools and other matters generally considered moral or tied to values.”
The men asserted that this type of ecumenism is different than that exemplified by Bergoglio in terms of other religions and those different from him, which is rather “an ecumenism that moves under the urge of inclusion, peace, encounter and bridges.” Read the rest at Christian News.