19 Dec 2023

Pope Francis publishes norms for clergy to ‘bless’ homosexual couples
Pope Francis and Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández have issued a text allowing “blessings for couples in irregular situations and for couples of the same sex” in contradiction to the unchangeable Catholic teaching that the Church cannot bless sinful relationships. The declaration Fiducia Supplicans, issued without warning on December 18 by the Congregation (now Dicastery) for the Doctrine of the Faith’s new prefect, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, presents the results of a project which he has been working on with Pope Francis.

Los Angeles-based TV channel set to launch AI news anchors in 2024
A television channel based in Los Angeles is set to launch news anchors generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in February 2024. LA-based Channel 1 will be debuting these digital humans – a mix of digitally created avatars and “digital doubles” created by the channel – by next year, the Daily Mail reported. These digital news anchors will be reporting news updates on global events. They will also be featured in free streaming TV platforms. (Related: Technology news website describes Microsoft’s AI chatbot as an emotionally manipulative liar.) AI-generated news anchors give new meaning to FAKE NEWS

‘Planet killer’ asteroids are hiding in the sun’s glare. Can we stop them in time?
In the glare of the sun, an unknown number of near-Earth asteroids move on unseen orbits. A new generation of space telescopes could be our best defense against potential disaster. Aten asteroids are the most dangerous, because they cross Earth’s orbit just barely at their most distant point,” You would never see one coming, to some degree, because they’re never in the darkness of the night sky.”

An earthquake in northwestern China kills at least 127 people and is the deadliest in 9 years
A strong overnight earthquake rattled a mountainous region of northwestern China, authorities said Tuesday, destroying homes, leaving residents out in a below-freezing winter night and killing 127 people in the nation’s deadliest quake in nine years. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck just before midnight on Monday, injuring more than 700 people, damaging roads and knocking out power and communication lines in Gansu and Qinghai provinces, officials and Chinese media reports said.

She made aliyah from Ethiopia and served in the IDF. Can she be elected to Congress?
Will she be our woman in Congress? Mazi Melesa Pilip, an American-Israeli of Ethiopian origin who served in the paratroopers brigade in the Israel Defense Forces, will run as the representative of the Republican Party in a special election on February 13 for a New York seat in the House of Representatives.

US officially announces multinational task force to deal with Houthi attacks
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin officially announced on Monday night that the US and a host of other nations are creating a new force to protect ships that have come under attack in the Red Sea by drones and ballistic missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, The Associated Press reported. “This is an international challenge that demands collective action,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in statement. “Therefore today I am announcing the establishment of Operation Prosperity Guardian, an important new multinational security initiative.”

The Red Cross Must Stop Facilitating Pay-for-Slay Terror Salaries
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has announced that those Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel who must submit new forms to continue to receive their terror salaries from the PA in 2024, must immediately have this arranged through the International Red Cross. A similar announcement was released in Hebron by the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs — Hebron Directorate:

Gallant: Parts of Gaza close to being able to transition to ‘day after’
Gallant’s statement marks the first time any Israeli official has publicly talked about the “day after,” the process of rebuilding any part of Gaza – since the start of the war. Though he declined to say where, his statement came only hours after the IDF announced that Division 252 “completed its mission” in the northern Beit Hanun area,

Hamas monument to 2014 APC attack in which Oron Shaul was killed destroyed
Soldiers from the Golani Brigade’s 13th Battalion have captured the ‘Palestine Square’ in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City and destroyed a monument Hamas erected to commemorate an attack on an IDF APC during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 in which seven soldiers were killed. Lt. Col. Yuval Mazuz, the commander of the 13th Battalion, stated: “We are here, the 13th Battalion, at the place where the terrorist organization Hamas erected a statue glorifying the disaster that happened to the battalion during Protective Edge. We are sending a clear message to Hamas: Wherever such a statue is erected, we will come and destroy it.”

Kanye West compares himself to Hitler and disses Jews in filmed tirade
Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West launched into a 10-minute tirade Friday among a group of friends, offering conspiracy theories linking American schools to “Zionists,” “Rothschilds,” and “Jewish niggas.”

Striking parallels: Jehoshaphat and Israel in 2023
Events in the country over the past year are reminiscent of the time under King Jehoshaphat of Judah. He had implemented legal reform and established a “Supreme Court” in Jerusalem. And then suddenly the country was invaded. Is it possible that disunity arose among the people back then, but that the people came together again in times of need? The Hebrew name Jehoshaphat (יְהוֹשָׁפָט) is a combination of “God” and “judgment” – you can read it as “God provides justice.” Jehoshaphat was crowned at the age of 35 and ruled the Kingdom of Judah for 25 years.

2,000 years later, search for Second Temple menorah continues
Let’s jump to the latest development in this 2,000-year-old story. Recently, the Chief Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu reported that his son, Israeli Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu, had been approached by an Italian parliamentarian. According to the rabbi, the parliamentarian, whose name was not mentioned, suggested jumpstarting the process of the return of the Temple vessels, including the menorah, looted by the Romans from Jerusalem after the destruction of the Second Temple, which, he claimed, were indeed in the Vatican.

Antisemitism surges 337% since October 7; highest level ever recorded
The Anti Defamation League reported that since the Hamas massacre in Israel on October 7, antisemitism has increased dramatically around the world but most markedly in the US. “Since October 7, 2023, ADL has recorded a surge of antisemitic incidents in the U.S. and tracked a spike in antisemitism around the world,”

MIRACULOUS BREAKTHROUGH: Food shipment finally reaches desperate Christians in Gaza after weeks of global prayer
Finally, some very good news amidst this hellish war. Around 1:30 a.m. local time on Monday morning, a small shipment of food, water and other humanitarian relief supplies was finally able to be delivered to the two historic churches in Gaza City, ALL ARAB NEWS has been able to confirm. This is a huge and very encouraging answer to the desperate prayers of Christians in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, and around the world. To be sure, much more … needs to be delivered in the days ahead

Will the Deep State actually assassinate Donald Trump?
One only has to look at Robert Kagan’s recent unhinged rant in The Washington Post, in which he describes a Trump re-election as an America-ending apocalyptic event, to seriously wonder if the Deep State is actually considering the unthinkable.

Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Gansu-Qinghai border region, China 
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit the Gansu-Qinghai border region, China at 15:59 UTC (23:59 LT) on December 18, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles).

Parts of Tamil Nadu record 950 mm (37 inches) of rain in 24 hours, India 
Parts of Tamil Nadu registered an astonishing 950 mm (37 inches) of rainfall in just 24 hours to December 18, 2023.

Pakistan creates first-ever artificial rain to combat smog in Lahore 
Pakistan marked a historic moment on Saturday, December 16, 2023, with its first artificial rain experiment in Lahore, aimed at reducing the city’s hazardous smog levels. The result was slight showers in several areas of the city.

Tropical Storm “Jelawat” (Kabayan) makes landfall in the Philippines, causing widespread evacuations 
Tropical Storm “Jelawat” — known locally as Kabayan — made landfall in Davao Oriental on December 18, 2023, prompting evacuations and causing significant flooding and landslides across the Philippines. Jelawat formed on December 17 as the 17th named storm of the 2023 Pacific typhoon season.

Record rainfall and major flooding hit Carolinas as storm moves up East Coast 
Heavy rains and flooding struck the Carolinas on December 17, 2023, as a powerful storm system moved up the East Coast, causing record rainfall in Charleston and significant flooding along the South Carolina coast.

How Globalists Are Using The ‘Climate Emergency’ To Bring About A One-World Government 
The climate alarmists have an unblemished record of failed predictions. Al Gore’s 2007 claim that by 2014 both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets would be gone is typical of just how poorly their projections of doom have fared. Both places have recorded record low temperatures in the past five years.

Security network: 199 threats against Jewish institutions – in just 24 hours
Hundreds of synagogues and Jewish institutions across the United States received bomb threats by email this weekend, in a substantial acceleration of a months-long spree of hoax threats.

Italian Health Minister Under Investigation for Murder for Concealing COVID-19 Vaccine Deaths
“Former Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza is under investigation for homicide after emails reveal that from the very start of the vaccinations, he knew the shots were killing people and gave orders to local health authorities to conceal deaths and serious side effects in order to reassure Italian citizens of their safety and to not jeopardize the vaccination campaign,”

Pope Francis Approves Blessings For Same-Sex Couples In Win For Progressive Catholics
Traditional and conservative Catholics worldwide are stunned and outraged in the wake of another ‘victory’ for the progressive wing of the church, which clearly more influence at the Vatican, a trend which has been very visible throughout Pope Francis’ liberalizing pontificate.

US Military Faces ‘Mutiny’ Of Enlisted Gen-Zers As TikTok Virus Spreads
Gen-Zers in the civilian world have already taken to the Chinese social media platform ‘TikTok’ to blast Washington and the military-industrial complex that they will not fight America’s endless wars. Even enlisted Gen-Zers are bashing the military amid a worsening recruitment crisis while neocon warmongers in the White House drag the world closer to World War III.

Another Jihad Attack on Christmas in Europe: Joseph, Mary, and the Three Wise Men Beheaded At Church Nativity Scene
The escalating attacks on Christmas symbols in Germany and Italy, ranging from the assault on Santa Claus to arson in an Italian church, represent a disturbing and dangerous trend.

A Record Number Of American 40-Year-Olds Have Never Been Married
A quarter of 40-year-olds in the United States have never been married, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center.

Illegal Aliens Tossing $1 Million Per Month in ‘Free Food’ While Citizens Contend with Drastic Budget Cuts
As untold billions of our taxpayer dollars are being shoveled toward free offerings for illegal border crossers, New York is finding millions in food waste also piling up.

Sharia France: Art Teacher Fears For Her Life After Displaying Renaissance Painting in Classroom Due to Muslim Students’ False Accusations
In Islamized France, a teacher’s presentation of a renowned 17th-century painting depicting naked women in Greek mythology to Muslim students in Issou has sparked protests and death threats, leading to the school’s closure and leaving her fearing for her life.

Ottawa is covered in 666 symbolism tied with WEF and puppet Trudeau
“Ottawa: the chosen location marking the beginning of NWO takeover. The city’s logo blatantly signals the infamous number 666, and Canadian dictator Justin Trudeau is in bed with the WEF, whose logo also signals 666 with the ‘OOO’ configuration”

Breaking: Islamic Attack by Muslim Youth Foiled in Canada Against the Jewish Community, Media Once Again Tries To Whitewash Islam
Following the arrest, a disturbing pattern emerges, one that the media seems determined to obscure: the undeniable link between Islam and acts of terror.

British men to be first in the world to try new male contraceptive pill
Scientists hope results of an upcoming trial of the hormone-free drug will ‘finally enable men to have an effective birth control option’

Pfizer Established As “Leading Oncology Company” After $43 Billion Purchase 
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Thursday the completion of its acquisition of Seagen Inc., a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes transformative cancer medicines.

Switzerland: Health insurance data shows 73% increase in people receiving cancer treatment since 2020
According to Helsana, a major Swiss health insurance company, since 2016 the number of patients receiving cancer treatments has decreased. However, something changed in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, Helsana’s data shows there was a dramatic increase of 73% compared to 2020 in the number of patients receiving cancer treatments. And the high number of cancer patients continued in 2022 with an increase of 74% compared to 2020. Switzerland began its mass covid vaccination campaign on 23 December 2020.