Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions (Father of Novus Ordo Catholics is overly lenient. Where’s the penance due to this crime? 3 Hail Mary’s?)

antichristiVatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year — overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.

“I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it,” he said MORE

VIDEO: Nazi train carrying gold found Russia may file claim

gold-1As speculation mounts that a Nazi train laden with gold has been found, it emerges Russia may try to claim treasure, sparking row with Poland.

Polish authorities have hit back at an apparent Russian attempt to claim to preemptively the contents of a buried Nazi train, reasserting the nation’s ownership of any World War Two treasures. MORE

Live TV shooter may have been a gay escort -

vester lee flanagan twitterAccording to People Magazine, Flanagan traded sex for money between 1995 and 1997. The magazine said that Flanagan, short on cash, resorted to AOL chat rooms to troll clients. “In his profile, he had a lot of dollar signs, and that was a sign to the people he was chatting with that he was willing to hook up for money,” the source told People Magazine. “He kept it a secret from his parents, but he did tell a few other family members in his generation who he thought might accept it. I won’t say he was proud of it, but he wasn’t ashamed, either.” MORE

Here’s What We Know About The Man Who Killed A Virginia TV News Crew MORE

Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley

MTMCKINLYHis excursion north of the Arctic Circle will make Obama the first sitting president to step foot in the Alaska Arctic, home to Alaska Natives who have received less attention amid Obama’s recent efforts to improve conditions for Native Americans. In a major show of solidarity, Obama announced on the eve of his trip that his administration is changing the name of North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley, to Denali, its traditional Athabascan name. MORE

State of emergency declared in Hawaii as Hurricane Ignacio gains strength

IGNACIOHawaii Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation on Friday afternoon in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio that activates the fund set aside for disaster relief for the state.

Ige was prompted to act after the National Weather Service advised that even though Ignacio’s path is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state. MORE

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

-onorio-marinariAugust 29 – We have a full moon this year

To our short vision, the beheading of St. John the Baptist to satisfy the rancor of a wicked women appears as a painfully ignominious death for the “friend of the heavenly bridegroom.” Yet never was the burning and the shining light, (John 5:35) of the Precursor’s lamp  more radiant than at this moment, when it was absorbed within the abyss of light that is the Godhead. Because John’s role in the economy of redemption was so vital, the Church has made room for him in her glowing firmament of saints next to the Mother of God herself. (John was the Greatest Prophet) Today, as long ago on the banks of the Jordan, John leads us to the fount of apostolic zeal– the divine simplicity of loving only Christ, and all men in and for him. Continue reading