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  • Christophobic Nazism: "Hitler was a Catholic," you'll hear, therefore Christianity is dangerous

    02/26/2018 8:03:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2018 | Bruce Walker
    Totalitarian systems are militantly Christophobic.  The comments to some of my articles on the dangers of materialism or the ignorance of atheism try to prove that religion is as dangerous to goodness as atheism repeat the false "fact" that "Hitler was a Catholic."  This is utterly untrue.  Moreover, all Nazism was viciously Christophobic as well as Judeophobic. My American Thinker article of November 2007 covers some of the evidence found in old books about the hate all Nazis felt toward Christianity.  My book, Swastika against the Cross: The Nazi War on Christianity, covers many more documentary sources that reveal Nazi persecution of Christianity...
  • Springfield Bishop Reaffirms No Communion for Durbin

    02/22/2018 7:08:32 PM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    Springfield Journal Register ^ | February 22, 2018 | Bernard Schoenberg
    Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Springfield Roman Catholic diocese has reaffirmed that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, should not be allowed to receive Holy Communion because of a recent vote on an abortion issue. According to a statement issued by Paprocki on Feb. 13, Durbin was among 14 Catholic members of the U.S. Senate who voted against a bill that would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill, dubbed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on Jan. 29 got only 51 of a needed 60 votes to move forward in the Senate. Because his voting...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism

    02/12/2018 10:33:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Front ^ | 02/12/2018 | Mark Tapson
    A 2015 Pew survey reported that the total number of Catholics in the United States dropped by 3 million since 2007, now comprising about 20 percent - or one-fifth - of the total population. Catholicism is losing more members than it gains at a higher rate than any other denomination a recent development which the radical progressives at Salon celebrate. Why is this an issue that should worry Americans and the Western world at large? One key reason is that the fastest-growing religion in the country and around the world is Islam something Salon radicals also no...
  • Muslims are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers

    01/26/2018 1:04:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1,009 replies
    We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims, Father Mitch Pacwa SJ told me in a phone interview. God is doing a mighty work among them. Pacwa said that mass conversions are happening even in very fundamentalist countries. There is rapidly growing number of conversions especially on the edges of the Muslim world in the western and southern parts of Africa, he said. Africa is now growing predominantly Christian despite crackdowns, Pacwa said. Some of the noteworthy countries he mentioned include Iran, reported to have 3 million Christians, and Indonesia with reports of 2 million...
  • 'Christ' Purged from Christmas and the Left Rejoices

    12/15/2017 10:00:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Newsflash: The War on Christmas is over. Those who rightfully believe that Christ needs to be a part of Christmas and those rebelling against the politically correct tyranny looking to strip all spirituality from the holiday have lost. You have lost. Wehave lost. According to the latest results from the Pew Research Center and already being gleefully shouted from the rooftops of certain left-leaning media sites orchestrating the campaign against faith-based Christmas while 90 percent of Americans still celebrate Christmas in one way or another, a majority find that the religious elements of Christmas are emphasized less and...
  • Letter to Women (June 29, 1995) | John Paul II

    11/28/2017 11:57:00 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    The Vatican Official Site ^ | 1995 | Pope John Paul II
    Taking up the themes I addressed in that document, I would now like to speak directly to every woman, to reflect with her on the problems and the prospects of what it means to be a woman in our time. In particular I wish to consider the essential issue of the dignity and rights of women, as seen in the light of the word of God. This "dialogue" really needs to begin with a word of thanks. As I wrote in my Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem, the Church "desires to give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity for the 'mystery...
  • Why I Pray, Even After the Texas Shooting

    11/08/2017 12:51:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    When I was growing up, my parents almost daily rounded up my four siblings and I for family prayer, the seven of usalbeit with differing degrees of attentionreciting out loud the Catholic prayers of the rosary, while meditating on different events in Jesus Christs life. At the end of the rosary, after my dad had rattled off the oh, roughly 785 intentions he wanted the Lord to take some action on, it was the kids turn to announce to God what wed like to see happen. And so when one of my brothers was 2, he began to pray for...
  • Pope Francis praises John Wesley for leading people to knowledge of Jesus Christ

    10/19/2017 7:34:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | October 19, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis praises John Wesley for leading people to knowledge of Jesus Christ by Staff Reporter posted Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 Pope Francis blesses a picture on a mobile phone (Getty Images) He was celebrating 50 years of dialogue with the World Methodist CouncilMethodism founder John Wesley brought many people to Christ through prayer and Bible reading, Pope Francis has said.Speaking with leaders of the World Methodist Council, Pope Francis praised 50 years of dialogue between the Catholic and Methodist churches, Vatican Radio reports.We are no longer strangers, he said, but rather, through our shared Baptism, members of the household...
  • Racism remains pre-eminent sin of nation, church, says [Catholic] Brooklyn bishop

    08/26/2017 5:30:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Crux | August 26, 2017 | Ed Wilkinson
    Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is forming a new commission to study the effects of racism in the Catholic Church and in the Brooklyn Diocese. He made the announcement Aug. 24 at a specially called Mass for Solidarity and Peace to counter the recent display of racism in demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. He said, I am establishing a diocesan commission for social justice. In the coming months, we will design our commission to deal with the social and religious problems that racism - in all of its forms - presents to us. Racism remains the pre-eminent sin of not...
  • Confirmed: Ann Barnhardt Taken Offline

    08/25/2017 4:28:15 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 94 replies
    American Digest ^ | August 25, 2017 | Gerard Vanderleun
    "Email to Barnhardt sent. Reply: “Site5 hosting killed us after receiving a “third party complaint”. Full-on totalitarian censorship. Spread the word. We will work to get hosting offshore set up immediately. Remember, if you aren’t taking enemy fire, you need to examine your conscience. 👍🙏” — Barnhardt"
  • Catholicism in Eastern India

    Catholicism was introduced in Eastern India in the late 19th Century in the State of Jharkhand as it is called now by Pioneer Belgian and Dutch Jesuit Missionaries. The most prominent of them was Father Constant Lievens S.J. -- The Apostle of Chotanagpur. He arrived in Ranchi -- The Headquarters of the Chotanagpur Plateau in 1885. He did not know at that time what the future held for him in terms of evangelization and as a Missionary Pastor too. With strong faith in God, he started educating and evangelizing Animist Oraon Tribals in Ranchi and in the surrounding areas too....
  • Catholicism in Mainland China

    Introduction : Catholicism was introduced in China in the Middle Ages by an Italian Jesuit Missionary called "Matteo Ricci". Thereafter, It got an impetus from Belgian Catholic Missionaries most notably from the Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary also known as "Scheut Missionaries". Hebei is the largest and most numerous Catholic Province in China with an estimated population of 1 Million Catholics. Other Traditional Catholic Strongholds in Mainland China are North- Western Shaanxi, Central Shanxi, and Zhejiang Provinces -- All of them with estimated Catholic Populations of more than 200,000 each. This is all due to the untiring efforts...
  • 5 Years Before Margaret Sanger Spoke to Ku Klux Klan, KKK Murdered Father James Coyle

    07/13/2017 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Diago · 8 replies
    Margaret Sanger Blog ^ | July 12, 2017 | Brother Declan
    Margaret Sanger gives a detailed account of her well-received 1926 speech to the Ku Klux Klan in her autobiography. Sanger's open admission to speaking at a KKK rally has not stopped leftists from trying to deny it happened. Thanks to scholars likeDr. Paul Kengor, a university professor,and Arina Grossu at the Washington Times, the Margaret Sanger KKK Planned Parenthood connection has received greater attention in recent years - despite Google's attempt to rank their research low in Margaret Sanger KKK queries. The new attention Sanger's KKK speech has received has forced leftists into the odd position of trying...
  • Trump defends the West and the Left screams foul

    07/07/2017 6:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Imagine that President Trump gave a speech praising a strong Europe. Imagine that he called forthrightly on Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine and join the community of responsible nations. Imagine that he embraced the mutual-defense commitment, so-called Article 5, of NATO. Imagine that he extolled the role of women in our society. Imagine that he said we share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. Imagine that he celebrated the free press and ceaseless innovation and a spirit of inquiry and self-criticism. Thats the speech that Trump gave in Warsaw during his European trip for the...
  • Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his focus

    06/19/2017 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vaticans Pontifical Academy for Life, has doubled down in defending a new member appointed by Pope Francis to the Academy who has argued that abortion should be legal until 18 weeks after conception. Paglia said that while the appointees pro-abortion stance is not my personal position, and much less the Academy, he nevertheless defended the recent selection of pro-abortion University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar.
  • Catholic Sex Ed

    06/14/2017 8:45:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/14/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A screenshot of former President Barack Obama blatantly leering at a youngish female's buttocks is one of the visual aids in the Vatican Sex Ed program titled "The Meeting Point: Project for Affective and Sexual Formation." Released last July, 2016, in Rome at the World Youth Day celebration, the lesson plans and details of this rather unusual approach to a religion's sex education for teens have drawn outrage and even a petition for removal. Deemed inappropriate and vulgar, this controversial effort on the part of the Vatican seems to have fallen on a code of silence as the American Life...
  • Islamist Incident at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    05/08/2017 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 29 replies
    Witnesses | May 8, 2017 | Self
    I spoke to an eyewitness to an incident that occurred at Sacred Heart Catholic Church yesterday at 12:30 during First Holy Communion ceremonies. According to this witness, a man entered the church during the middle of the Mass and shouted "Allahu Akbar" several times and ran down the center aisle and then threw a Bible on the floor. Ushers tackled the man and took him away from church.I have not been able to find any news items about this but at least two very credible ladies told me about this incident this morning.
  • The Catholic Church is punishing U.S. priests for speaking the truth about Islam and jihad

    05/07/2017 1:37:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 7, 2017 | Deacon Robert Spencer
    Many bishops protected priests who were child molesters for years, transferring them from parish to parish and allowing them to prey upon new children rather than turning them over to police. In the Catholic Church today, protecting the image of Islam appears to be job one: you can be a cleric who speaks out against the Churchs official positions (such as those on contraception and female priests) and in many quarters of the Church youll be hailed as a hero. But the highly dubious proposition that Islam is a religion of peace has become a kind of superdogma that the...

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after Franois Fillons victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Librations headline was: Help, Jesus is coming back! The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>
  • Muslim convert turned Catholic Bishop baptizes his father

    04/16/2017 11:48:36 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    aleteia ^ | Diane Montenega
    Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa's fascinating story of faith, conversion and vocation VATICAN CITY Forty-eight prelates from Africa are currently in Rome for the Synod on the Family. In speaking with the bishops of Africa about the synod, sometimes surprising and beautiful stories emerge about their countries, their culture, and even their own family lives. One such story is that of Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre archdiocese in Malawi, who is a convert from Islam to Catholicism. Archbishop Msusa, 53, serves as vice-chairman of the eight-country association of member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa. He was ordained a...