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  • Tennessee faith leaders write letter to Gov. Lee supporting safe, legal abortions

    04/24/2019 8:43:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    FOX 17.COM ^ | APRIL 23, 2019 | Kaylin Jorge
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee faith leaders are urging Gov. Bill Lee to oppose a bill that would restrict access to abortions. More than 150 pastors and leaders signed the letter to Lee in support of keeping abortion safe and legal. Leaders are urging Lee against HB77, the "Fetal Heartbeat Bill." “Because we trust pregnant people, we know that these decisions are informed by tremendous reflection and not taken lightly,” the letter states. “When a person decides that abortion is their best option, they need community support not obstacles preventing safe access to medical care.”
  • Was the wife of Diocletian a secret Christian?

    03/21/2019 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 13 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 3/20/19 | Florentius
    Through the centuries, the name of Diocletian has become practically synonymous with the persecution of Christians. But is it possible that members of Diocletian’s own family, specifically his wife and daughter, were Christians themselves? The answer to this question is: “Yes.” Whether they were good Christians or not—that is another question all together. There are numerous legendary acts of the martyrs which identify the wife of Diocletian as a Christian. These tales, however, are unreliable at best. They identify the consort of Diocletian as "Serena" or "Eleuthera" or "Alexandra". As all of these stories were written long after the events,...
  • 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...
  • 2018 05 06 08 John Haller's Prophecy Update: What a Week!

    05/06/2018 12:02:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 5/6/18 | John Haller
    What a busy week. Oneness more important than theology? Oneness of what? In geopolitics, Iran lied. Many say the march to war continues. This and more in this week's Prophecy Update from John Haller.
  • Apostasy?? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/17/2017 10:01:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | March 17, 2017 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Apostasy?? More than a month ago, a Bergoglian bishop reportedly said: "Whoever wants to discover what Jesus wants from him, he must ask the Pope, this Pope, not the one who came before him, or the one who came before that. This present Pope". I had hoped to hear some retraction from this cleric ... after all, each of us can and often does misspeak, and we hope to be forgiven for it. Or some correction of those (perhaps just childishly impetuous) words, administered by the Roman Pontiff himself. But there has, I think, been nothing (if any reader is...
  • The Saudi women afraid to go home

    01/16/2017 12:24:28 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan
    Every woman in Saudi Arabia, regardless of age, has a legal male guardian, often a father or brother or son. Guardians have the power to make a range of critical decisions on a woman's behalf. Women need to get their permission to travel abroad, marry and sometimes to work or access health care. ... The guardianship system is "the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the country. ... Throughout the summer Saudi women began tweeting, detailing the injustices of the guardianship system -- risking the wrath of their guardians and the government in doing so. They got noticed....
  • Liberal Evangelicals Contort and Distort to Promote Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton

    10/07/2016 5:12:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    The Christian Post has allowed a Democrat operative to shill for Hillary Clinton, who rivals Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in history. I’m trying to imagine if the issue were slavery, would the Christian Post give its space to the promotion of someone so determined to violently dehumanize God’s creation? If it’s remotely Christian to support a billion-dollar business that daily destroys nearly 1,000 defenseless human lives, then Christians can support anything.Eric Sapp authors a ridiculously dishonest piece entitled “Hillary Clinton is the Best Choice for Voters Against Abortion”. He writes: “I'll start by saying that I...
  • Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman

    06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart. It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman. “It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize...
  • Kerry Calls ISIS ‘Apostates’; Not Even World’s Top Sunni Authority Has Done So

    02/03/2016 1:37:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2016 | 4:25 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama and members of his administration frequently state that there is nothing Islamic about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday went further, labeling the Sunni terrorist group "apostates." Even the world's pre-eminent Sunni institution, Cairo's Al-Azhar, has refused to declare ISIS apostate -- on the grounds that its fighters are "believers" in Islam, however misguided or "false" their interpretation of the faith may be. ...
  • White House invites religious allies to attend reception for Pope Francis

    09/11/2015 5:56:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 11, 2015
    President Barack Obama will invite prominent American religious figures, including many of his political allies, to attend the White House reception at which he greets Pope Francis on September 23. Among the religious leaders invited for the event are Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly homosexual bishop in the Anglican communion; Sister Simone Campbell of “Nuns on the Bus;” Rev. Joel Hunter, the Florida megachurch leader; Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and a Catholic blogger, Aaaron Ledesma, who drew the attention of the White House by writing on his experience as a gay...
  • Don't claim Pope Francis for your own agenda, Kasper says amid controversy

    11/07/2014 12:27:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | November 6, 2014 | Adelaide Mena and Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2014 / 08:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of an intense Synod on the Family, a leading voice supporting admission to Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics said different sides on Church debates should not use Pope Francis' words to bolster their own agenda. Speaking at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6, Cardinal Walter Kasper aimed to explain Pope Francis and his pontificate. The emeritus president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity spoke as the recipient of the 2014 Johannes Quasten Award. In attempting to understand the Pope,...
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Against Pharisees

    11/05/2014 5:30:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 5, 2014 | Steve Skojec
    Editor’s note: it is not our standard practice to publish excerpted content from another publication as one of our features. In this instance, however, we believe that the significance of the post-synodal interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider warrants the full attention of our readers. In an interview with the Polish magazine Polonia Christiana, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, offers strong criticism of the proceedings of the recent Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, which he predicts “will remain for the future generations and for the historians a black mark which has stained...
  • "Over half the Bishops (in the Synod) have already switched religion"

    10/23/2014 6:23:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/23/14 | Alessandro Gnocchi,
    Alessandro Gnocchi, in his weekly piece for La Riscossa Cristiana in which he responds to letters he has received, calls our attention to this truly lamentable event that clearly shows where most of the Bishops and Cardinals are in terms of their understanding of the Catholic Faith and the immutability of doctrine.
  • Cardinal Marx says German bishops back Kasper proposals on divorced and remarried Catholics

    10/08/2014 5:24:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    John Thavis ^ | October 7, 2014 | John Thavis
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich said a strong majority of German bishops supported Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal to find a way to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, and that he intended to raise the issue at the Synod of Bishops. Speaking at the close of the synod’s first day, Cardinal Marx also said it was crucial for the synod’s debate on family issues to be an “open discussion” that extends beyond the synod hall and involves the wider society. Marx, who is president of the German bishops’ conference, made his remarks in a meeting with journalists. Synod...
  • Is Cardinal Kasper Speaking for the Pope?

    10/03/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Throw the Bums Out 2010 ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Over the last few days, Cardinal Burke made a few noteworthy statements about the dust up around the Chair of Peter. Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, said in a conference call with journalists on Tuesday that he found it “amazing” that Cardinal Kasper claimed to speak for the Pope. The Pope doesn’t have laryngitis. The Pope is not mute. He can speak for himself. If this is what he wants, he will say so,” Cardinal Burke said. “But for me as a cardinal to say that what I am saying are the words of Pope Francis? That to...
  • ACHTUNG! As in Vatican II, the Germans seem to be Preparing a Coup for the Synod

    09/26/2014 4:15:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 17, 2014 | Matteo Matzuzzi via New Catholic
    ACHTUNG! As in Vatican II, the Germans seem to be Preparing a Coup for the Synod Other than Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, it seems that the Bishops of Germany are preparing a United German Front behind the ideas of Cardinal Kasper. So reported Matteo Matzuzzi for Il Foglio - Matzuzzi's title is indeed very "Lutheran"... The German Bishops have their “theses” ready to nail to the door of the Synod Matteo Matzuzzi Il Foglio September 17, 2014 The German Bishops are with Cardinal Walter Kasper on marriage and the family. The...
  • Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

    07/25/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road .. marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ... The Taliban, like other Sunni extremist groups, view the country's minority Shiite community as apostates, and have targeted Hazaras
  • Homosexuality? De facto unions? "Time to open up to diversity," says Italian archbishop

    03/13/2014 12:18:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 67 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/11/14 | New Catholic
    Yesterday, the Archbishop of Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) received a group of religion journalists for his annual chat, and the talk was moderated by a famous Vaticanist in Italian public television and radio network RAI, Raffaele Luise. The evening concluded with a debate in depth on the matter of homosexuality. Both Luise and the archbishop praise, in substance, the opening of the Church regarding gays and de facto couples. Particularly for Luise, it is necessary on this theme, "a cultural revolution, that contemplates the fact that homosexuality is not a deviancy, but a human attitude, and not just that, considering that...
  • Sad News About Charles Stanley’s In Touch Magazine

    10/19/2013 8:50:26 PM PDT · by jodyel · 494 replies
    http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=12341 ^ | July 25th, 2013 | Ligthouse Trails Editors
    Lighthouse Trails has watched in dismay over the past few years as Charles Stanley’s In Touch magazine has made the decision to promote contemplative/emergent names. When our editors picked up a copy of the August 2013 issue and saw a feature article written by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, we decided to call In Touch Ministries to find out who was responsible for the content in the magazine. Sadly, the response we received from the editorial department at In Touch left us with a sinking feeling that the evangelical church has been seduced and there was no turning back. We’ll talk about the...
  • The Conversion of Souls: Never Give Up!

    09/05/2013 4:27:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | September 2, 2013 | JUDY KEANE
    At a recent Catholic conference I attended, one of the guest speakers asked those present if they had a family member who had either lapsed from the Catholic faith or if they had family members who never had it to begin with. Out of the more than 700 attendees, nearly every hand in the audience went up. Not surprising since it is estimated that upwards twenty million Americans consider themselves to be lapsed Catholics. More than likely, we all know of someone within each of our families who simply no longer practice the faith or who have not yet come...