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  • Church of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony for Gender ‘Transitions’

    12/12/2018 6:40:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/11/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, December 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – While the Church of England – the largest Christian denomination in the United Kingdom – is stopping short of calling its newly instituted blessing for “transgenders” a second baptism, priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity. In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new female names, and women by their new male names. The guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name may be...
  • Francis: Today There is a Wave of Closure Towards the Foreigner, it is a Suicide

    11/01/2018 5:51:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 10/29/18 | Iacopo Scaramuzzi
    The Pope speaks to the Scalabrinians of the “drama of a demographic winter and of a closure of the doors”: migrants have built Europe“Today there is a wave of closure towards the foreigner” and “there are many situations of foreigners trafficked”: this is the complaint that Pope Francis pronounced when he received the Scalabrinian missionaries, who have always been close to migrants and refugees, underlining that “wellbeing is suicidal” because it leads to “a demographic winter” and the “closing of the doors”, and recalls that Europe “was not born this way, but was made by many waves of migration over...
  • A Message to the Bigots in Scotland

    10/16/2018 1:31:47 PM PDT · by lasereye · 21 replies
    The Stream ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Michael Brown
    A new billboard campaign in Scotland is calling out “homophobes” and “transphobes,” focusing in particular on religious “bigots.” In reality, it is the billboard campaign that is fear-based and bigoted. One billboard reads: “Dear bigots, division seems to be what you believe in. We don’t want your religious hate on our buses, on our streets and in our communities. We don’t want you spreading your intolerance. Or making people’s lives a misery because of their religious dress. You may not have faith in respect and love, but we do. That’s why if we see or hear your hate, we’re reporting...
  • Christianity Faces Biggest Split In a Millenium

    10/12/2018 12:07:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Week UK ^ | Oct 12, 2018
    Ukraine has secured approval from the global head of Orthodox Christianity to create its own Church independent of Russia’s patriarchate. Russian Patriarch Kirill said last month that his church would break ties with the Istanbul-based patriarchate. Such a separation would “catastrophically undermine the unity of global Orthodoxy..." The threat was echoed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. “We the Russian Church will not recognise this autocephaly, of course, and we will have no other choice but to sever ties with Constantinople." The question of whether the new Ukrainian Church will take over the Moscow Patriarchate’s property in the country is another...
  • Beto O’Rourke May Benefit From an Unlikely Support Group: White Evangelical Women

    10/10/2018 11:47:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 10, 2018 | Elizabeth Dias
    DALLAS — After church on a recent Sunday, Emily Mooney smiled as she told her girlfriends about her public act of rebellion. She had slapped a “Beto for Senate’’ sticker on her S.U.V. and driven it to her family’s evangelical church. But then, across the parking lot, deep in conservative, Bible-belt Texas, she spotted a sign of support: the same exact sticker endorsing Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat who is challenging Senator Ted Cruz. “I was like, who is it?” she exclaimed. “Who in this church is doing this?” Listening to Ms. Mooney’s story, the four other evangelical moms standing around...
  • Terrified by Islam — Its Apostates (ex-Muslims)

    10/06/2018 6:08:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 6 Oct, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    As a typical UKIP Brit you may fear for the future of our culture, our civilization even, as it is battered in the unattributable “War on Terror”. Yes, we are apparently fighting terror, terror without a cause, a first-mover, a motivation — and just try designating the likely originators of the next horrendous attack. Despite the statistical likelihood of the perps coming from a particular group being clear enough for a 10-year-old to have a good guess, be careful… and if you do, Chief Constable Dick may just get her knickers in a twist and fire off emails to her...
  • You Choose; Bride or Harlot?...false church

    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.(John 14:1-3)I have been told that the words above, spoken by Jesus on the eve of his crucifixion, are almost word for word the typical engagement speech to a young bride to be, in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Church's Ultimate Trial

    08/22/2018 9:45:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 21, 2018 | Fr. Ladis J. Cizik
    Aug 21 The Church's Ultimate Trial Fr. Ladis J. Cizik CFN Blog Editor’s Note: The following is the text of a sermon given by the author at a Traditional Latin Mass on August 19, 2018. Catholic Family News thanks Fr. Cizik for his continued public witness, spiritual support, and timely insights during these times of terrible darkness.*****In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.In regard to the current sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, let us reflect upon the following prophetic words:“Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of...
  • 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 Acuña as “Pope Francis’ Favourite Exorcist”. Acuña 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...