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  • 20 Catholic (and Christian) Institutions Opposing Obama/HHS Mandate

    02/09/2012 7:32:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies ^ | February 9, 2012 | thomas Peters
    20 Catholic (and Christian) Institutions Opposing Obama/HHS Mandate by Thomas Peters10 hours ago (February 9, 2012) My list of bishops who have publicly condemned the Obama/HHS mandate is now at 171 (representing almost 95% of Catholic dioceses). Only 4 bishops have yet to issue statements — and I expect they will shortly!Now I’d like to begin compiling a list of Catholic (and Christian) institutions who have said publicly they will fight or oppose the mandate.A few ground-rules: I’m only going to include institutions that have issued public statements online or a statement to the press which is available online....
  • Land Says Obama Mandate Most Anti-Catholic Government Action in 150 Years

    02/09/2012 12:51:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 2/7/12 | Bob Allen
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s top public-policy expert said Feb. 4 that President Obama’s health-care mandate covering contraception is the most anti-Catholic action by government since the denial of taxpayer funding to parochial schools. “This ruling by the Obama administration is the most transparently anti-Catholic action by the federal government since the Blaine Amendment was proposed in 1875,” Richard Land, head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said during his weekly broadcast of the Richard Land Live radio program. The Blaine Amendment would have amended the U.S. Constitution to prevent the use of taxpayer funds...
  • Churches Backing Obamacare Contraception/Abortifacient Mandate?

    02/09/2012 12:37:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    "Are coercive government control and subsidized sexual freedom more important than religious freedom?" -- Mark Tooley, IRD President WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, along with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which includes the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ, have stunningly endorsed Obamacare's mandate that all religious hospitals and charities must provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization, despite religious objections. In contrast, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, National Association of Evangelicals, Southern Baptist...
  • The Censoring Of Our Right To Religious Freedom

    02/08/2012 11:28:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 13 replies
    the wisdom woman blog ^ | 2/8/2012 | Cathie Miller
    I believe that our right to religious freedom is now being censored. Each day as I write this message, I wonder if it will be my last. For those of you who “pooh pooh” that, and think it is a gross exaggeration, think again.
  • Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion

    02/06/2012 10:03:45 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 3, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Military Chaplains are being forbidden from reading the letter from the bishops protesting the HHS mandate. If they do, they are considered seditious. ht Gateway. The emerging conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration may have a new front: in the U.S. military itself. The Catholic Church is fighting mad about an HHS ruling that would have them buy insurance for things they consider sinful–contraception, sterilization and abortion. All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church “cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law.” Even Archbishop Timothy...
  • Florida Family Association fights creeping Shariah

    02/05/2012 2:43:52 PM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies ^ | 2/5/2012 | netwmd Staff
    ...If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system. ... - Florida Family Association The dangers of Shariah should be self-evident and, thankfully, the good people of the Florida Family Association (FFA) are working against Islamism in their home state. The Obama administration, some other Western governments, and the Western mainstream media are generally soft-peddling the dangers of radical Islam, so people who value freedom and democracy should be...
  • Many missed the point: Obama quoting Jesus means ALL elected officials get to do the same

    02/03/2012 8:45:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    2/3/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Obama's erroneous interpretation of Luke 12:48, which drew a rebuke from Sen. Orrin Hatch (over the invoking of the scripture not the interpretation of it) now opens up the door for ALL elected officials to talk about Jesus and how His words apply to political positions or policies on a host of issues, be it tax policy, marriage, the sanctity of life, abortion etc. while some already have done this... You see, others have talked about "God" and "my faith dictates that I do this or that" but never has anyone went so far as to invoke Jesus' name in...
  • Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue

    02/01/2012 12:35:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 1/31/12 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist seminary president applauded Roman Catholic bishops for refusing to obey an insurance mandate forcing employers to offer coverage for contraceptives and sterilization, and predicted that evangelical leaders will soon face similar choices. “Our religious liberty is being similarly subverted and attacked,” Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said of the Obama administration’s inclusion of pregnancy in “preventive services” that health insurers must provide. In his daily podcast briefing Jan. 31, Mohler commented on a letter from bishops read in Catholic churches Jan. 27 stating in part, “We cannot -- we will...
  • The Pope Told You So

    02/01/2012 8:19:19 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/31/12 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    Our many fellow Catholics now enchained for the Faith of our Fathers in such places as China, Syria, and Egypt are, as Father Faber’s hymn says, “in heart and conscience free.” But what happens when a government tries to chain the conscience itself? A few weeks ago, in a remarkably unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the attempt of the present Administration in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC to restrict religious freedom by interfering with the hiring of ministerial personnel. Chief Justice Roberts wrote that the Administration’s argument that the First Amendment does not guarantee the...
  • An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)

    01/31/2012 7:29:32 PM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 5 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 30, 2012 | Marc Barnes
    Dear Mr. President, I am fully aware that these are days in which the federal government is — for all practical purposes — unlimited in its power. As it stands, you — sir — can detain any American citizen without due process simply because you suspect him of being a terrorist, you have magically managed to become the Chairman of the UN Security Council without the approval of Congress — despite that awkward Article 1.9 of the Constitution — and you — along with the FCC — seem to think the Internet is thine to regulate. Now I’m sure this...
  • Back to the Future in Ireland

    01/31/2012 7:04:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 1/30/12 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    I doubt things have deteriorated quite enough for this to go anywhere, but the logic of a recent hate crime complaint in Ireland is intriguing. Humanist John Colgan argued that a recent homily of Bishop Philip Boyce of Raphoe constituted a hate crime under an act passed in 1989. Before I point out what is so interesting about this particular case, let me first acknowledge that the interplay of opposing factions in any culture is complex and varied. When groups disagree on fundamental issues, they naturally view any advance of the values of their opponents as a threat to, and...
  • T he Beginnings of Social Justice advocacy AD33

    01/30/2012 1:35:46 PM PST · by mdmathis6 · 11 replies
    vanity posting | 1/30/2012 | Micahel Mathis
    “ought not that box of perfume, had been sold and given to the poor”
  • Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]

    01/30/2012 7:19:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 1/29/12 | Leslie Reed
    LINCOLN — Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz has issued a blistering letter calling on Roman Catholics in the Lincoln Diocese to fight a federal decision requiring all employers to provide health insurance that pays for birth control, female sterilization procedures and "the morning after" pill. U.S. bishops had asked for an exemption from the rule for employers such as Catholic hospitals and social services agencies. That request was denied this month by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic. "The present secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, a bitter fallen-away Catholic, now requires that all insurance, even when issued privately, must carry coverage...
  • Bishop Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church

    01/27/2012 6:52:07 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Noting that “American Catholics have in recent decades become remarkably passive even in the face of relentless hostility from the media, the entertainment industry, and now from some politicians,” Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria has issued a pastoral letter on secularism. The letter, issued on January 8, received a wider audience when it was published in the January 26 issue of Origins. “The Catholic Diocese of Peoria now exists in a political reality that is increasingly secular in outlook and today is often specifically hostile to the convictions of our Faith,” he said. “Atheists and secularists have long realized that...
  • The March for Life Photos You Probably Haven't Seen

    01/25/2012 7:27:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 1/24/12 | y Mary DeTurris Poust
    If your local newspapers are anything like mine, you probably didn't see more than two inches of copy devoted to the annual March for Life and the thousands of people who walked in the rain to stand up for the unborn. The secular world doesn't like to focus on that story. There were even some Catholics -- visible bloggers -- out there yesterday pontificating about why they don't support the march, about the lack of "diversity," and the self-important attitudes of the marchers, so I thought I'd share some awesome photos by Matt K Cassens of St. Blogustine that show...
  • Occupy Protestors Disrupt Washington Pro-Life Prayer Vigil

    01/24/2012 7:17:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/23/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A peaceful religious tradition was disrupted today as the pro-abortion version of Occupy Washington attempted to surround and overwhelm a group of prayerful pro-life advocates in front of the Supreme Court. For the last nine years, CEC For Life has sponsored a prayer vigil for unborn babies on the morning of the March for Life. Opposition from pro-abortion advocates is always expected, but often minimal. This year, however, CEC For Life found themselves quickly surrounded by a much larger and far more hostile group than usual, according to Fr. Terry Gensemer of the o0rganization. Gensemer said that, as those leading...
  • Abortion. It Ain’t An Easy Question.

    01/24/2012 7:05:25 AM PST · by EnglishCon · 123 replies
    EnglishCon ^ | 01/245/12 | EnglishCon
    One of the questions I get a lot is what is my stand on abortion. To be flippant, I don’t stand on abortion, that is a heavy enough load for me to need to sit down and catch my breath. Flippancy doesn’t really cut it. I believe that, outside certain specific circumstances, abortion is wrong. I believe it is right for pregnancies which imperil the mother. Triage is an old part of medicine, and you save the one that is most likely to be salvagable. Usually, that is the mother. Rarely, it is the child, yet it happens. I believe...
  • The Pope's Alarming Message on American Religious Freedom

    01/22/2012 2:55:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 1/19/12 | Phil Lawler
    Is it humiliating for American political leaders to read that Pope Benedict sees an erosion of religious freedom in our country? It should be. If there is one boast that Americans have traditionally made before the world, it is the claim that our country is a bastion of freedom. And of all the freedoms we cherish, religious freedom takes pride of place. In our nation’s history it was the search for religious freedom that drove the Pilgrims to Massachusetts. When the founders presented the people of the newly independent States with a proposed Constitution, popular demand required the addition of...
  • Belmont Abbey College Is the Last Best Hope for Religious Liberty

    01/22/2012 2:48:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    It’s David vs. Goliath.It’s the small Catholic college in North Carolina vs. the Obama administration. The outcome will decide the fate of religious liberty in this country. When it was announced last year that the Obama administration intended to force religious institutions to pay for contraceptive drugs –including those that would cause abortions there were letters sent by many of the leading Catholic organizations, press statements delivered, and meetings with the Obama administration held asking for a wider religious exemption. But it wasn’t the Catholic Health Association which had endorsed Obamacare, not Catholic Charities, not Notre Dame which had honored...
  • 10 Things Christians and Atheists can - and must - agree on

    01/21/2012 12:39:39 PM PST · by emax · 4 replies
  • Where the Religious Right Went Wrong (Podcast)

    01/17/2012 5:55:25 PM PST · by rzman21
    Podcast. Click on the link. The religious right from an Eastern Orthodox perspective.
  • Mater Dolorosa Church in Holyoke Marks Six-Month Anniversary of its 24-Hour Vigil

    01/02/2012 7:52:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Masslive ^ | 1/1/12 | Jeanette DeForge
    HOLYOKE – The New Year brought a celebration of a different kind at the Mater Dolorosa Church where more than 100 people gathered to recognize the six-month anniversary of a round-the-clock vigil held to save the church. Friends of Mater Dolorosa – formed shortly after the last Mass was said at the Maple Street church in June – gathered inside the church to say prayers and sing in Polish and English. They shared food and hugged. Throughout the six months of arranging a schedule to make sure at least two people are in the church at all times, huddling in...

    12/24/2011 11:47:50 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-24-11 | Jedediah
    You are my children of light , you are my children of light , you are my children of light , and in this season of lights , let MY Light shine through you , for MY SEASON NEVER ENDS ! Truly this is a season of lights , but we are to be lights for Christ Jesus in an open season and heaven for him ! Isaiah 60 The Gentiles Bless Zion 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,...
  • Statement Regarding "Real Catholic TV" and its Name [Don't use the word "Catholic"]

    12/23/2011 9:45:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Detroit ^ | December 2011
    The Church encourages the Christian faithful to promote or sustain a variety of apostolic undertakings but, nevertheless, prohibits any such undertaking from claiming the name Catholic without the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority (see canon 216 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law). For some time, the Archdiocese of Detroit has been in communication with Mr. Michael Voris and his media partner at Real Catholic TV regarding their prominent use of the word “Catholic” in identifying and promoting their public activities disseminated from the enterprise’s production facility in Ferndale, Michigan. The Archdiocese has informed Mr. Voris and Real Catholic...
  • Traditional Catholic Reacts to Blasphemous Poster of Our Lady by Destroying It-Was It Right Thing..

    12/22/2011 7:41:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 96 replies · 1+ views
    A Reluctant Sinner ^ | 12/22/11 | Dylan Parry
    A few days ago a man referring to himself as a traditional Catholic decided to vandalise a controversial image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the New Zealand Herald, Arthur Skinner from the Catholic Action Group in New Zealand damaged the poster as he deemed it to be so offensive that he felt a responsibility to remove it. The image showing the Virgin Mary holding a pregnancy testing kit with a shocked expression on her face had been commissioned by an Auckland Anglican church, St Matthew-in-the-City. This parish is already known for displaying controversial (some would say blasphemous) quasi-religious...
  • An atheist Christmas coloring book aimed at kids

    12/19/2011 12:47:11 PM PST · by Talkwire · 11 replies
    This site has some thing called the Atheist Christmas Coloring Book. It is for KIDS and tries to steal Christmas from Christians and make it for everyone. The war on Christmas has become the war FOR it.
  • Esther Fast

    12/16/2011 8:49:37 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 11 replies
    Wilbur Ministries ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Wilbur Ministries
    A video by Paul Wilber about the metaphor of Esther saving the nation of Israel through prayer and fasting
  • At Belmont Abbey, Catholics Fight Back

    12/13/2011 11:31:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/13/11 | Gerald J. Russello
    The first counterattack on behalf of religious liberty has, perhaps, begun. Earlier this month, Belmont Abbey College, a small, century-old Benedictine college in North Carolina that has deep devotion to its Catholic identity, sued the federal government for violating its rights to worship freely because of certain provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, know as “Obamacare.” Among other things, the Act requires institutions to include the provision of coverage for abortion and contraceptives as part of their insurance plans. Providing such coverage would, of course, violate the Catholic principles of Belmont Abbey and countless other religious institutions. As has...
  • Send a Thank you to LOWES

    12/12/2011 7:52:03 PM PST · by Partysnobz · 15 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 12/12/2011 | barenakedislam
    And be sure to shop at Lowe’s in appreciation for not caving to the thug-like tactics of Terrorist Front Group CAIR and their demands for an apology and reinstatement of the ads as well as CA State Senator Ted Lieu for threatening legislation against Lowe’s if they don’t apologize and start running their ads on the repugnant ‘All-American (sic) Muslim’ show again.
  • Pro-homosexual student clubs at 107 Catholic colleges upsets many

    12/07/2011 9:07:18 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-06-11 | TFP Student Action
    Help Catholic students collect 100,000 Save Our Catholic Colleges protest petitions Why are pro-homosexual clubs allowed to promote anti-Catholic behavior on Catholic campuses? After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, TFP Student Action found that 107 – or 43% – recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda.  Many of these clubs promote same-sex “marriage,” open homosexuality in the military, and push for the mainstreaming of unnatural vice. Here are a few examples: Saint Norbert College’s Rainbow Alliance promotes anti-Catholic events such as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day, and...
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • HOW CALVINISTS SPREAD THANKSGIVING CHEER Charity and predestination go hand in hand.

    11/19/2011 4:06:52 PM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2011 | Aaron Belz
    Next Thursday, as the rest of us tuck into our turkey feasts, hundreds of needy families in Southern California will open "Boxes of Love." Delivered by several churches led by Pacific Crossroads in Santa Monica, Calif., the boxes contain ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal for six. They allow impoverished families to skip food lines and neighborhood pantries and enjoy the holiday in their own homes. What's unusual about the Pacific Crossroads congregation—and what underpins efforts such as Boxes of Love—is its theologically conservative raison d'être. A member church of the Presbyterian Church in America, Pacific Crossroads is committed to Reformation...

    11/13/2011 6:13:57 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-13-11 | Jedediah
    Circumstantial evidence is never exposed , For I circumcised you from the accuser when I Arose ! So take what I have given "forgiven ARE You" ! All that I have done by My Blood shed for you , So now in this power it is that you walk ! Fear not the enemy or his stalk , For I surround all those that fear and reverance Me , I AM the fullness of All 3 , Your Christ , Your Savior and Your Friend , I shall never forsake you for "We Are One" to the very end ,...
  • Use "MY" Love for there is Grace there !

    11/11/2011 9:31:30 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My love for you is unending and in this same manner I AM calling you to "ALL" move together "AS ONE" ! Use "MY" Love for there is ~Grace~ there !!! 1 Corinthians 4 1SO THEN, let us [apostles] be looked upon as ministering servants of Christ and stewards (trustees) of the mysteries (the secret purposes) of God. 2Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust]. 3But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you [on this point],...
  • Is Islam inherently evil?

    11/08/2011 10:29:23 PM PST · by Ancient Drive · 36 replies
    I ask this question because no one the media seems to want to ask this. There are plenty of Christianity critics in our society, but for some reason, maybe political correctness no one approaches the 800 gorilla in the dog house. IMHO Islam seems to want to snuff out creativity, freedom, free will etc... things that were given to us by God at the moment of creation. Matthew 7:16 comes to mind "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"
  • "BE" MY Disciples of Truth !

    11/06/2011 12:10:02 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    I desire to see My Bride dressed in all the beauty I have adorned her in "That is ME" ! So Come ! Play and abide in the garden for I delight in you yes ! But I desire earnestly for you to walk and dance in the fruit of My Tree of Life but not just one fruit or leaf but in the fullness of ALL I have for you . So come and abide with Me and devour and drink drink Me in for I AM this Fullness. Refresh your WellSpring in My River and pant no more...
  • Westboro 'baptist' 'church' Flee Atchison, Kansas at Savior's Name

    11/04/2011 3:49:51 PM PDT · by cqnc · 8 replies
    Local Video ^ | 70 AD | Evangelist John
    Antagonists (hardly 'pro-testers'} from the Westboro 'baptist' 'church' (truly neither) left Atchison, Kansas after attempting to picket the funeral of one of the young men killed in the recent grain elevator explosion. This site has video of them leaving mere moments after arrival, having been surrounded by local citizens. Additional video is available at http:/ The locals from A-town were singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children" when the Spirit moved the antagonists to depart.
  • ‘Occupy the Vatican’ Postpones Disruption of Sunday Morning Downtown Mass [Canada]

    10/31/2011 8:23:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Province ^ | 10/30/11 | Mike Raptis
    A faction of Occupy Vancouver protesters stopped short of a planned disruption of mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver on Sunday morning due to a police presence outside of the church. But the offshoot group of the anti-corporate protest -- calling themselves the “Occupy the Vatican” movement -- later decided they will march on the cathedral Sunday afternoon. Protester Bluesky Wolfman, speaking in lieu of march organizer Kevin Annett, said the motion to bring attention to thousands of residential school survivors was postponed due to a “heavy police presence” at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the cathedral....
  • Christian in Pakistan faces death penalty because of her faith in Jesus Christ (Please Take a Stand)

    Just got this email and am asking for all people concerned about persecuted Christians in the Middle East to please sign this petition and let everyone you know about this. Thanks and God Bless. CALL FOR MERCY PETITION TO BE DELIVERED SOON. PLEASE SIGN TODAY. Dear friends: We recently received an update from our field staff in Pakistan regarding Asia Bibi, who has been sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy against Muhammad. Although we had heard reports that Asia had been "tortured" by a prison official, her husband clarified that she has not been tortured but has been harassed by...
  • Marxism, Abortion among CCHD’s Poverty Strategies

    10/19/2011 4:11:25 AM PDT · by magdalen
    Acton Institute ^ | October 19, 2011 | Magdalen
    Marxism, Abortion among CCHD’s Poverty Strategies The American Life League has released an investigative report on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which, it turns out, has been funding dozens of thoroughly unchristian organizations in its fight against domestic poverty. Catholics in the pews who have given to the annual CCHD collection might not be happy to learn that the program’s efforts are frequently right out of line with it’s “fight poverty: defend human dignity” slogan. At Acton, we believe that in the long run, the poor are harmed by patronizing aid schemes that,...
  • Bangladeshi Christian Convert’s Life Threatened

    10/17/2011 9:40:01 PM PDT · by LenaGjm · 1+ views
    Oct 3, 2011 | Sarder Faruk
    Bangladeshi Christian Convert’s Life Threatened Dhaka, Bangladesh, (Compass Direct News)- “They will cut me into pieces, they will try to kill me anywhere, anytime in Bangladesh and the police and authorities will not protect me.” Sarder Faruk stated, a Muslim converted to Christianity, 1998. He has applied for protection from the US Immigration officials as he believes police in the 88% Muslim Bangladesh would do nothing to protect him from Islamist threatening to kill him. There are many records that show a converted person is not protected by the police, authority and society. Faruk has come from a prominent family...
  • "BE" HOLY !

    10/07/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    "MY Children" ARE " My Obedient Ones"! Do you see my children? Why Enoch was taken up to "BE" with Me ? It was not by his works but through his "TRUE" and "Fatihful" obedience to BE one with Me for as My Word "BE HOLY" "TRULY" this is Christ like to be a Michael( "AS GOD" ) for I AM "HOLY" for this IS My NAME ! Jude 1 1JUDE, A servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and brother of James, [writes this letter] to those who are called (chosen), dearly loved by God the Father and separated (set...
  • Fremont Girl Banned From Wearing Rosary At School

    10/03/2011 3:37:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. -- The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can't wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools. Elizabeth Carey, 12, said the school adopted a policy last year banning the necklaces. "The principal said I couldn't wear my necklace at all because gangsters were wearing it," she said.
  • ND President [Jenkins, Notre Dame] Protests Birth Control Inclusion

    10/01/2011 3:21:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/29/11 | Tom Coyne
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul should be changed so that religious schools such as the University of Notre Dame aren't required to go against their beliefs and provide birth control to students and employees, the school president says. The Rev. John Jenkins wrote a letter Wednesday to Kathleen Sebelius asking the Obama administration to broaden the definition of religious employer currently under consideration to ensure the school can continue its provide health care without going against the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. He said the change in definition of religious employer is far narrower...
  • Outrageous: 14-year-old boy suspended at school for saying homosexuality is wrong

    09/30/2011 9:30:47 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 37 replies
    TFP ^ | 09-30-11 | TFP Student Action
    A Christian schoolboy was suspended from Western Hills High School in Texas for saying he thought that “being a homosexual is wrong.” Can you believe this? The boy’s name is Dakota Ary, and here is his story: According to news reports, during a German class, Dakota’s teacher started talking about religion and homosexuality in Germany, and even posted a picture on the wall of two men kissing.  Dakota turned to a friend and said he was a Christian and that “being a homosexual is wrong.”  The teacher reportedly overheard his comment and sent him to the principal's office.  Then, the...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,Uniting the Races with Truth, Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    09/29/2011 8:13:25 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 2 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | September 30, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Controversial Rev. Michael Rodriguez Transferred to Another Church

    09/22/2011 7:03:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    El Paso Times | 9/22/11 | Aaron Bracamontes
    Article cannot be posted due to copyright issues. Click HERE to read entire article. This is the priest who took out a series of advertisements in the El Paso Times which criticized the homosexual lifestyle.
  • Law Professor Continues to Battle Catholic University Over Same-Sex Dorms

    09/21/2011 7:02:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/19/11 | Nathan Koppel
    Several months back, Catholic University President John Garvey announced in this WSJ opinion piece that the school was eliminating coed housing for incoming freshman this term. Why? Garvey believes the move will help reduce binge drinking and casual hook-ups at the school. In June, John Banzhaf, a professor at George Washington University Law School, told the Law Blog that he intended to sue Catholic University, contending that the same-sex plan violates D.C.’s Human Rights Act. (He ultimately filed a complaint against Garvey.) Last week, Banzhaf had a closed-door mediation with Catholic University in the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights,...
  • An Open Letter To USCCB And EWTN Concerning The Next "Dream Act" (vanity) (Catholic Caucus)

    09/18/2011 12:26:47 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 39 replies
    self | self
    Our family is not going to send in any more donations, or give any more money into the Sunday Parish Church collection basket, until both the USCCB and EWTN stop trying to promote 'democrat party' efforts to reward illegal behaviors and support unlawful activities, such as the so-called "dream act", or the new un-legislated amnesty for illegal aliens by this democrat president. (Instead, for now, we will give all our donations and offerings and almsgiving to specific worthy pro-life and other charitable causes, such as "Priests for Life" and "St. Vincent Depaul", and we will use social networking media...