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  • Christianity As National Suicide Pact

    07/11/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 10, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Here is a July 5 from the Vatican’s Migration & Refugees office:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsTranslation: Immigrants make it possible to solve a problem that the current social security system is not able to face, namely the reduction in the number of Italian workers.Italy’s unemployment rate is 10.9 percent. Its youth unemployment rate — the highest in the EU — is at almost 20 percent31.9 percent. But according to the Vatican, Italy needs more immigrants to solve its labor shortage problem.Here is one from the day before:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIt’s a quote from Francesco Montenegro, a Sicilian Cardinal Archbishop, and head of the Italian Catholic bishops’ migration...
  • Aftermath: Andy Stanley Unhitched (Stanley's 3-part series opened the door wide to homosexuality)

    06/25/2018 6:35:18 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 83 replies
    Pastor Gabe's Blog ^ | 5/23/18 | Pastor Gabe Hughes
    ...Aftermath: Part 3 was the sermon that got the most attention -- the one where Stanley suggested that you need to "unhitch" your faith from the Old Testament as he insisted the New Testament writers did. To make his point, Stanley taught from Acts 15 and the story of the Jerusalem council. (snip) ...If Stanley said the conclusion of the Jerusalem council pertained to Mosaic dietary laws, how did he explain the command to abstain from sexual immorality? Not well. Moral Decay Stanley said, "If I were to hand everybody a 3x5 card, and I were to say, 'Tell me...
  • Sleazy Sex Games and Dirty Politics in the Southern Baptist Convention

    06/19/2018 7:48:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Ross Douthat published a column late last May with the imperious title "The Baptist Apocalypse." Rather than prophetic piece, this seems to have served as a guidebook. Following Douthat's column, a new coterie swept into power in the Southern Baptist Convention during its annual meeting in Dallas (June 12-13). The apocalypse Douthat predicted did not lead to the coming of a lord and savior. What the Baptists got was a changing of the guard. The old guard was white, male, conservative, Southern, and charming. The new guard is white, male, conservative, Southern, and cold. I have interacted with both groups....
  • Dare Not Destroy The Church...

    Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.( ! Corinthians 3:16-18)We are currently living in the very times that the Apostles and Prophets long warned of, the terrible “last days” which would be marked by such things as Betrayal,...
  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/12/2018 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 120 replies
    Pulpit and Pen ^ | JUNE 11, 2018
    The Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church has removed the term, ‘Father,’ from the Apostle’s Creed in an attempt to be more gender inclusive to God. The ancient creed of the Christian Church reads: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. However, United Methodists in the Minnesota Conference decided that referring to God as “Father” wasn’t inclusive...
  • Bride Or Harlot...wedding parables pt 2

    To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.( Proverbs 2:16-19)Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all...
  • Francis’ Preferred Exorcist Is a "Lutheran"

    04/20/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 20, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Francis’ Preferred Exorcist Is a "Lutheran" Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, an organizer of the annual “Course on Exorcism“ at the Roman University “Regina Apostolorum” which belongs to the Legionaries of Christ, told the fake-news New York Times (April 19) that for next year’s conference he wants to invite "the Pope’s preferred exorcist, a Lutheran”. Ferrari does not mention his name. However, in March 2013 the Argentinean Diario Popular named the flamboyant Lutheran preacher Manuel Acuńa as “Pope Francis’ Favourite Exorcist”. Acuńa who calls himself a "bishop" and dresses up like a Catholic bishop, is a personal friend of Francis. He belongs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells grieving child: your atheist father is in heaven

    04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis comforted a grieving child by telling him that his atheist father is in heaven.During a visit to Rome’s deprived Corviale district on Sunday, the Pope answered questions from a group of children. One of them, a boy called Emanuele, burst into tears when he met the Pope.After giving the child a long hug, Pope Francis asked him what was troubling him. Emanuele whispered in the Pope’s ear that his father, who was an atheist, had recently died and he was worried he could be in hell.Pope Francis asked Emanuele for permission to tell the crowd what he had...
  • CAN'T FIND A CHURCH?

    04/12/2018 1:31:13 PM PDT · by fwdude · 51 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | April 1, 2018 | T.A. McMahon
    “Dear Brothers and Sisters at The Berean Call, I’m at wit’s end. We recently moved to a new community, and we can’t find a church that is teaching God’s Word without adding to it or subtracting from it. Do you know of any good churches in our area?” This is the most common request we receive here at TBC, and it has been for more than two decades. Sadly, we’ve been reluctant to recommend any specific churches, and it’s not because there aren’t any good Bible-teaching churches around. It’s because doctrinally we don’t know where they stand today! We’ve seen...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican archbishop: It’s ‘very dangerous’ to speak of the family as a ‘little church’

    04/06/2018 4:14:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 6, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    NewsCatholic Church, FamilyFri Apr 6, 2018 - 11:04 am EST Vatican archbishop: It’s ‘very dangerous’ to speak of the family as a ‘little church’ Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Follow Matthew catholic , pontifical academy for life , vincenzo paglia April 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – he current president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life is warning that it is “dangerous” to speak of the family as a “little church” and the “domestic church,” a term that is used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in the documents of Vatican II. “The Church, which is a familial Church, for...
  • A Church in Doubt

    04/04/2018 10:31:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | April 2018 | Richard Rex
    To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicismby ross douthatsimon and schuster, 256 pages, $26It is beyond question that the Roman Catholic Church is currently in the throes of one of the greatest crises in its two-millennium history. In human terms, its future might be said to be in doubt for the first time since the Reformation. The broad contours of the present crisis are the onward march of secularization in Europe and North America, the purging of Christians from the ancient heartlands of the Middle East, and the erosion of South American Catholicism by the missions...
  • St Paul’s Basilica roof COLLAPSES after Pope forced to deny saying ‘Hell DOESN’T exist’

    03/30/2018 1:20:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 61 replies
    UK Express ^ | 3/30/18 | Mark Chandler
    A LARGE section of St Paul’s Basilica had to be cordoned off by the Vatican after the roof partially collapsed above shocked worshippers, just hours after the Pope was forced to deny claiming that Hell does not exist. Plaster began plummeting from the ceiling as crowds gathered shortly after the Catholic leader was engulfed in a row about the existence of eternal damnation. No one was injured in the incident near Michelangelo’s Pieta statue, but the affected area was closed off for most of Good Friday. It comes during a difficult Easter period for the Vatican which, yesterday, slammed a...
  • Vatican distances itself from claim that Pope doesn’t believe in hell

    03/29/2018 1:51:21 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 53 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | David V. Barrett
    The Pope says Hell doesn’t exist – this was the shock news in an Italian newspaper on Thursday. Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and first editor of Repubblica, published his latest conversation with Pope Francis in the paper today. After an introduction in which he says “I have the privilege of being his friend”, he relates their conversation on Tuesday at the Santa Marta Palace in the Vatican where Francis has lived since his election. They begin talking about the Passion and Creation, then Scalfari, well-known as an atheist, reminds the Pope about saying that good souls are admitted to the contemplation...
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live Easter on NBC

    03/14/2018 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Fawn · 73 replies
    NBC ^ | March, 2018
    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT APRIL 1 | EASTER SUNDAY The globally celebrated musical classic comes to NBC for a one-of-a-kind live staging!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Looking forward to this!
  • Church of England Sneaks Transgender ‘Re-Baptism’ into Liturgy

    01/27/2018 3:11:09 AM PST · by Lera · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    The Church of England has rejected a proposal for a new service to mark a congregant’s sex change – but has given the nod to using an existing ‘reaffirmation’ baptism service, instead. The decision by the Anglican House of Bishops to reject proposals for the development of a new special service to mark gender transitions was criticised by LGBT activists within the church. The ruling, revealed on Sunday, comes after the General Synod voted overwhelmingly in favour of introducing such church services in July. Though the House of Bishops rejects the writing of a new service, it advises clergy that...
  • New "Gaudium et spes" Chair to study relationship between Christian and secular thought

    01/25/2018 4:50:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vatican News ^ | January 25, 2018 | Christopher Wells
    A new academic chair intended to promote the study of the interaction between Christian and secular thought was established on Thursday, as part of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences By Christopher WellsOn Thursday, the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences solemnly inaugurated the “Gaudium et spes” Chair, dedicated to studying “the interaction between Christian and secular thought.”The new academic Chair was established as part of the Pontifical Institute, itself a new foundation, brought into being in September of last year with the motu proprio “Summa familiae cura.”Letter of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Minimalism: the present-day sickness of Catholicism

    01/19/2018 5:51:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 17, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    In Italy recently, two videos have been circulating online which give pause for thought. The first replicates the words of Don Fredo Olivero, Rector of the Church of San Rocco in Turin, uttered during Midnight Mass. “Do you know why I’m not going to say the Creed? Because I don’t believe it!” Amidst the laughter of the faithful, the priest continues: “As if anyone understands it – but as for myself after many years I’ve  realized that it was something I didn’t understand and couldn’t accept.  Let’s sing something else that presents the essential things of the faith.” The priest...
  • Calif. Megachurch Accused of Practicing Occult in Use of 'Destiny Cards'

    01/08/2018 10:22:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 113 replies
    Christianpost.com ^ | December 24, 2017 | Leonardo Blair
    <p>Bethel Church, a controversial megachurch in Redding, California, is now under fire in Christian circles for allegedly promoting New Age occultism in the use of "Destiny Cards," which critics have likened to tarot cards.</p> <p>Leaders of the 9,000-member congregation have been accused of working with a Melbourne, Australia-based group known as Christ Alignment, a group that claims to have worked with many churches in that country to do readings.</p>
  • Sarah Mullally Appointed [Anglican] Bishop of London

    12/18/2017 6:25:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Former nurse appointed to third highest position in C of E says she respects those who object to appointment of a womanA woman has been appointed as the bishop of London, the third position in the Church of England, in a move that delighted campaigners for gender equality but is likely to dismay conservatives in the church. Sarah Mullally, the bishop of Crediton, has been appointed the 133rd bishop of London, Downing Street announced. She will automatically take a seat in the House of Lords and the post-holder is traditionally dean of the royal chapels. At a press conference at...
  • Interview-Roberto de Mattei Discusses the Escalating Church Crisis

    12/11/2017 7:36:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2017 | de Mattei / Maike Hickson
    Editor’s note: Last month, Dr. Maike Hickson began a correspondence with Catholic historian, author, and speaker Professor Roberto de Mattei on the nature of the escalating crisis in the Church. Although her husband’s recent sudden illness has necessitated that she take a leave of absence from her work here at OnePeterFive, she and her husband both asked that we proceed with the publication of this important and timely interview. Maike Hickson (MH): Many Catholics around the world had hoped that the Dubia Cardinals would publish their public correction of Pope Francis concerning his Post-Synodal Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. What would you tell...