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  • [Catholic Caucus] What Catholics can do who’ve lost faith in their bishops and even the pope

    11/19/2018 7:56:22 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 16, 2018 | Shane Schaetzel
    It’s finally happened. Now that the US Bishops Conference is over, and absolutely nothing was done to combat the crisis of homosexual abuse and cover up within the US Catholic Church, I can finally say I’ve lost faith. No, I haven’t lost faith in Jesus Christ. No, I haven’t lost faith in the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. No, I haven’t lost faith in the Creed, or the sacraments, or the teachings of the Church. No, I haven’t even lost faith in the Catholic Church herself. What I have lost faith in is the hierarchy of bishops, and their...
  • Gay Activists Sink an Australian Bridal Magazine

    11/19/2018 6:48:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Mercator.net ^ | 11/20/18 | Michael Cook
    The owners quietly refused to celebrate same-sex weddingsIn a dramatic demonstration of the power of the LGBTQI lobby, an Australian wedding magazine is closing down because its editors refuse to feature same-sex weddings. White, a glossy magazine published quarterly for 12 years by husband and wife team Luke and Carla Burrell, has been haemorrhaging advertisers since LGBTQI activists launched a campaign on social media to destroy it. White’s circulation had reached 32,000 copies and it was circulated in 17 countries. In addition to the Burrells it had one full-time employee. It depended on a network of photographers for content and...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 11-19-18 {Prayer}

    11/18/2018 10:07:39 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 29 replies
    11-19-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Ps.22:9,10 When I Left the Womb You Cradled me; Since the Moment of Birth,...
  • UN Committee Declares Sovereign Nations ‘Must’ Legalize Abortion

    11/18/2018 5:27:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/13/18 | Jonathan Abbamonte
    GENEVA, Switzerland, November 13, 2018 (Population Research Institute) – The Human Rights Committee at the United Nations Office in Geneva has adopted a radically pro-abortion document that could have lasting implications for pro-life laws worldwide. The document, known as General Comment No. 36, is the first of its kind to declare that states “must” legalize abortion in cases of rape, incest, health of the mother, and when the pregnancy “is not viable.” The General Comment also calls on nations to remove laws that impose criminal penalties on health care workers who perform illegal abortions, claiming that the mere enforcement of...
  • 'God's Voice' Conference to Respond to Revoice, 'Queering' of Churches

    11/17/2018 6:36:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/11/18 | Brandon Showalter
    An upcoming conference is set to occur in February to respond to the "queering" of evangelical Churches, particularly the Revoice conference that took place earlier this year. Such an effort is necessary, organizers say, because of the confusion being brought into evangelical congregations with terms like "LGBTQ+ Christian" and "mixed-orientation marriages" that are now being mainstreamed. What is being called "God's Voice" will take place at First Moore Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma on February 22 and 23. "We are living in a day when Bible-believing churches are being hit with a tsunami of an 'LGBTQ+ Christian' narrative," said Stephen...
  • The Persecution Letters

    11/17/2018 4:28:48 PM PST · by pcottraux · 13 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Persecution Letters By Philip Cottraux When we think of Christianity in ancient Rome, one of the first images that comes to mind is Christians being fed to lions in the Coliseum. But this wasn’t the norm throughout most of Roman history. Persecutions came in phases and were often short-lived, according to which emperor ordered it. The Romans didn’t always force their subjects to bow to their gods. Judaism was legal and since Christianity was considered a branch of Judaism, it too enjoyed certain rights and protections. At first. But as it grew, some started to view them with distrust....
  • Is Islam the Fastest Growing Religion?

    11/17/2018 11:16:10 AM PST · by Stepan12 · 33 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | November 17, 2018 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    This triumphalist statement is a staple of Islamic propaganda. If Islam is the “world’s fastest-growing religion,” then this must surely reflect, its adherents believe, its innate superiority to other faiths. And it suggests that this rise is inexorable and irreversible. But the picture is not quite so clear. Look at the figures being given for the world’s Muslim population. There still seems to be no agreement. The numbers range enormously, from a low of 1.4 billion to a high of 1.8 billion.In Muslim countries, the way Muslims are counted is to take the total population, subtract those who have definitely...
  • There’s a Battle for the Soul of America: Christians Must Stand Firm

    11/16/2018 6:34:44 PM PST · by Maudeen · 17 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 11/15/2018 | Deborah R. Leininger
    There is a war raging throughout our nation — a battle for the soul of America. Unfortunately, a chief defender of liberty is the lukewarm, double-minded Church which embraces political correctness and has succumbed to fearful, blasphemous spirits. It is imperative that a remnant rise from the rubble, stand upon the Rock of their Salvation, and assume their roles in Church leadership and public discourse
  • The Book of Psalms

    11/16/2018 4:33:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/16/18 | The Bible Project
    The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this video we’ll explore the design shape and main themes of this marvelous book, which was crafted to be read from beginning to end. The Psalms are an invitation to a literary temple where you can meet with God and hear the entire biblical storyline retold in poetic form.
  • Fake Orthodox Jews against Trump

    11/16/2018 3:32:43 PM PST · by Stepan12 · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 16, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. You could find Rabbi Mike Moskowitz protesting for illegal aliens at “Moral Mincha” rallies organized by Torah Trumps Hate (TTH) and Hitoreri: An Orthodox Movement for Social Change. Both lefty groups claim to be Orthodox Jewish organizations and with his black hat, dark suit and black beard, “Rabbi” Mike Moskowitz certainly looks the part of a real Orthodox Rabbi. But he’s as real as Hitoreri and Torah Trumps Hate. “Rabbi” Moskowitz is actually employed by...
  • Why Does No One Compare The California Fires With Sodam And Gamorrah ?

    11/15/2018 6:11:08 AM PST · by knarf · 59 replies
    self ^ | November 15, 2018 | knarf
    I think the comparisons of many artists from many years ago captured today's actual photos of what we see these fires look like now is fascinating.
  • Please pray for my daughter and me

    11/15/2018 6:03:06 AM PST · by firebrand · 216 replies
    Nov. 15, 2018 | me
    My daughter is in the hospital on the other side of the country from me with what seems to me to be an undiagnosed illness, possibly liver disease. She had to be taken there yesterday by ambulance from a motel where she is staying because she could no longer walk or keep liquids down. She has not eaten any food in a month. I don't know what to do if they release her. It sounds like she needs home care or a nursing home. She is too ill to travel. Please ask the Lord to find an answer to this.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, November 15, 2018 [prayer]

    11/15/2018 5:36:42 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for mercy and healing for our nation.
  • Minnesota’s CAIR‘s Jaylani Hussein Tries to Link White Christian Protestants to the KKK!

    11/14/2018 2:28:28 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    bw ^ | 11/13/18 | Bradlee Dean
    A little homework into the Southern Poverty Law Center clarified its true mission: Make money while working hand in glove with the mainstream media to attack America’s foundation using a Communist/Marxist agenda. SPLC’s founder is lawyer Morris Dees who in 1961 earned money by doing legal work for the Ku Klux Klan. That information alone brings enough red flags to expose SPLC as an illegitimate and anti-American organization. Dees founded SPLC in 1971 after the civil rights battle had been won and there was no more money left in representing groups like the KKK. He then jumped to the other...
  • Worshippers in NY Are Turning to Live-Shooter Training in Wake of Synagogue Massacre

    11/12/2018 6:41:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/10/18 | Dean Balsamini and Anthony Izaguirre
    The power of prayer can now be measured by caliber. While a Queens synagogue has hired a heat-packing, off-duty cop to protect its congregation on the Sabbath, Catholic churches have been taking live-shooter training and mulling armed ushers at Mass. “It’s really all about survival,” said Elie Meskin, president of The Utopia Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows. “We are living in a crazy era. It’s frightening and we have to protect ourselves.” Meskin, with the blessing of Rabbi Yonoson Hirtz, enlisted the officer a week after an anti-Semitic gunman burst into a baby-naming ceremony at Tree of Life synagogue in...
  • He Is Lord (Final Thoughts on the Wood-Hijab Showdown)

    11/12/2018 8:37:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/12/18 | Gerard Perry
    I give my parting thoughts on the Mohammed Hijab-David Wood debate which took place at York College last week, as well as dissect the Muslim approach to "debate," and explain how the Bible does show Jesus's sonship and lordship.
  • [Cardinal] Zen Presents Letter to Pope Warning Him on China

    11/11/2018 5:59:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    UCA News ^ | 11/9/18
    Cardinal Zen flew to Rome and handed Pope Francis letter detailing situation faced by underground Catholics in ChinaCardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun flew to Rome and handed a seven-page letter to Pope Francis appealing for him to pay attention to the crisis facing the underground church in China. The Hong Kong emeritus bishop on Nov. 8 told ucanews.com that underground clerics have cried to him since the Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops. "They said officials have forced them to become open, to join the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and to obtain a priest's certificate with the reason that the...
  • How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

    11/11/2018 9:36:49 AM PST · by ealgeone · 60 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11-07-18 | Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith
    An examination of how Roman Catholics have voted in the past four midterm elections. Yr D R 2006 55% 44% 2010 44% 54% 2014 45% 54% 2018 50% 49% http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/11/07/how-religious-groups-voted-in-the-midterm-elections/ Democrats controlled the House in 2006 and 2018. For comparison with Presidential voting results I present the following below. Yr D R 1952 56% 44% 1956 51% 49% 1960 78% 22% Kennedy 1964 76% 24% LBJ 1968 59% 33% 1972 48% 52% 1976 57% 41% Carter 1980 46% 47% 1984 39% 61% 1988 51% 49% 1992 47% 35% Clinton 1996 55% 35% Clinton 2000 52% 46% 2004 52% 48% 2008...
  • Berkeley Student Senator Disavowed Over Christian Beliefs Responds to Calls to RESIGN

    11/10/2018 5:14:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/9/18 | Celine Ryan
    * The UC-Berkeley student senator who was disavowed by her own party over her conservative Christian beliefs is refusing to back down, despite calls for her to resign.* In an interview with Campus Reform, Chow said there's a Christian community counting on her and that, "if I don't represent their views, who else will?"A University of California-Berkeley student senator is facing calls to resign after expressing her traditional Christian views. Isabella Chow is an elected student senator who represents the Associated Students of the University of California party Student Action. But after choosing to abstain from voting on a resolution...
  • Catholics Must Be ‘Willing to Die’ for Faith in Face of ‘Paradigm’ Shifts: Bishop Schneider

    11/10/2018 5:07:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/8/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WEIRTON, West Virginia, November 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A bishop famous for his defence of perennial Catholic teaching urged faithful Catholics to be “willing to die” for their faith rather than compromise in the face of new “paradigm” shifts and other “ruptures” being forced upon the Church from the top down. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, gave a prerecorded video presentation about the faith for the 2018 Catholic Identity Conference in Weirton, WV, last week because he could not attend himself. Although the lecture consisted mainly of salient passages from other Catholic apologists, Schneider introduced them...