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  • With 'Way of Mercy,' youths show Francis desire to welcome migrants

    07/29/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Using dramatic dance to show the separation caused by imprisonment and even a rock-climbing wall to equate the need to forgive each other's offenses to getting up after you fall down, the youths presented the pontiff with what they called "The Way of Mercy." They started the event by tying the condemning of Jesus to death to the need to shelter pilgrims, who they identified today as migrants entering Europe to flee war and violence. Among those carrying the cross at the first station were two Syrians living as refugees in Italy.
  • Abounding Lawlessness - Signs of the Last Days

    07/29/2016 3:08:35 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/29/16
    The Bible speaks of these Last Days and testifies to what the social conditions will be at this time among those who profess Christ and have a "form" of godliness. (Romans 10:2-4, 1 Tim. 3:1-7,2 Tim. 4:1-3, Jude, 1:10, Rev. 3:14-22). At this time, a secular progressive movement - initiated by the super fallen intelligence of fallen angels (i.e., demons ) will begin to dominate and influence the entire world preparing the world for Lucifer's lawless minion and the global worship of himself and his lawless super -ultra fascist world leader (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev.13). Some of the signs of...
  • French Religious Leaders Ask Hollande for Increased Security

    07/29/2016 10:15:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    ANSA News ^ | 7/28/16
    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JULY 28 - French religious leaders met on Wednesday with President Hollande to ask for increased security in places of worship, following the attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday in which two armed teens claiming allegiance to ISIS took four people hostage and killed 84-year-old Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel. On Tuesday, Hollande spoke with Pope Francis and said France will "do everything to protect our churches and our places of worship". French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the country's anti-terrorism operation "Sentinelle" will increase military presence to 10,000 soldiers, 4,000 assigned to Paris and the remaining distributed...
  • Anglicans to Build New Centre in Spain for Pilgrims on 'The Way' to Santiago de Compostela

    07/29/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/28/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    A new $5 million Anglican Centre is to be built in Spain in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage route the Way of St James. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, which is part of the Anglican Community under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to begin fundraising with the help of Trinity Church, Wall Street in the United States. The new Anglican centre in Spain will have instant and enormous appeal to Christians from through the Anglican Communion worldwide. Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial site of the disciple James,...
  • Speaking Truth To The Pope; Speaking Truth To Muslims

    07/29/2016 4:54:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Danusha V. Goska
    On Wednesday, July 27, Pope Francis arrived in Krakow, Poland, in order to celebrate World Youth Day. As part of this trip, the pope commented on controversy surrounding Muslim migration to Europe. Many of these comments reveal an apparent ignorance of Polish history and current reality, a privileging of Marxist and culturally relativist worldviews that distort reality, and an abandonment of true Christian ideals. I write as a devout Catholic. I wish my pope would read what I write here.
  • Planned Parenthood Upsets Mormons by Using LDS Saying on Packages of Condoms

    07/29/2016 2:44:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Utah is facing public backlash after it integrated a Mormon trademark phrase on its new condom packages. KLS News in Utah reports the condom packages showed the letters “CTR” against a pink shield, a reference to a popular Mormon hymn and symbol used in youth religious education programs. On Monday, the abortion group posted a photo of the condoms on its Facebook page, but deleted it later that day after the public began to complain, according to the report. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a statement saying it has a registered...
  • Russia Expels US Clergyman Over Plans to Officiate Gay Wedding

    07/28/2016 7:38:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/28/16 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    SAMARA, Russia, July 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — An American clergyman in the Ukraine was deported for planning to officiate a gay wedding. Jim Mulcahy, pastor of Metropolitan Community Church, was arrested at the LGBT center Avers in Samara. The Kremlin’s Vesti News Channel reported that Mulcahy intended to marry LGBT couples and engage in gay propaganda, a violation of his tourist visa. Mulcahy is the Metropolitan Community Churches' Eastern Europe Coordinator. His arrest was videotaped by state-controlled television (NTV). He denies planning to officiate a gay "marriage" but reportedly performed "unspecified ceremonies for homosexuals." Sodomy is no longer illegal in...
  • Dublin Archbishop Rebukes Cardinal Burke's Comments on Islam

    07/28/2016 7:11:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 7/28/16 | Sarah McDonald
    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said recent comments by Cardinal Raymond Burke on Islam's desire to govern the world are unhelpful at a time when Europe reels in the aftermath of a spate of terror attacks. The archbishop decried the murder of elderly French priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel, in Normandy as "something that no religion would stand over," adding that the atrocity in the small parish church of Saint Etienne du Rouvray has been "horrifying to everyone" and that people have been "absolutely stunned by the brutality" of it. Speaking from Poland where he is attending World Youth Day,...
  • “Sandwiched between two forms of dhimmitude: Koran or Agenda-driven”

    07/28/2016 4:01:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 27, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Fr. Jacques Hamel (+2016) At the online site of the excellent Regina magazine there is a good piece about the rock and the hard place, the Scylla and Charybdis, the fire and the frying pan, the deep blue sea and the devil, betwixt which we find ourselves. A Catholic Caught Between Jihad and the AgendaISIS has made its intentions clear: “the Christian community… “will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam. We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women….”It happened yesterday, but it could have been the 700’s. Yesterday, Pere Jacques Hamel,...
  • Russian Patriarch Kirill's Remarks Condemning Globalization & Modern Liberalism

    07/28/2016 1:08:58 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-28-2016 | Orthodox Church
    Remarks by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church at a service blessing the beginning of reconstruction of the Kazan Cathedral that was destroyed by the Communists. The translation is a tad rough in some spots but I think the viewer will get the point.
  • Pope Francis Calls on Poles to Show Compassion to Migrants

    07/28/2016 6:19:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/27/16 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    Francis has arrived in Poland at the start of World Youth Day 2016Pope Francis has urged Poles to show compassion to migrants, after arriving in Kraków for World Youth Day. Cloudy skies and a light drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of pilgrims cheering loudly as the Pope’s plane landed in Kraków on July 27. The arrival ceremony at Kraków’s John Paul II International Airport was marked by the presence of hundreds of Polish men and women, dressed in traditional clothes and dancing. Stepping down from his plane and before he departed for Wawel Castle, Pope Francis was greeted...
  • THE ISLAMIC JESUS AND THE LAST DAY

    07/27/2016 6:35:56 PM PDT · by windhover · 40 replies
    Many know that Jesus is considered by Islam to be a prophet, second only to Muhammad. What is not generally known is how the "Islamic Jesus" figures into "The Last Day ";one of "Pillars of Islam", which MUST be believed to be Muslim. They do, as Christians, believe that Jesus will return at the end time; leading the Righteous Armies of God to defeat the Armies of Evil, in order to found the Kingdom of God. However,in Islam, Jesus is a Muslim leading the Righteous Armies of Allah to destroy the Infidel Forces of Evil. Folks, that's us, and when...
  • WSJ Writer [from Iran] Announces Conversion to Catholicism -- honors Fr. Jacques Hamel

    07/27/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Following news of the murder of a French priest by ISIS militants Tuesday, an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal is announcing his conversion to the Catholic faith. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Sohrab Ahmari stated "this is the right moment to announce that [he is] converting to Roman Catholicism." The message was prefaced by the hashtag #IAmJacquesHamel, referring to the 84-year-old priest murdered Tuesday morning by Islamic terrorists while celebrating morning Mass at his parish in Normandy, France. Ahmari noted he is currently under instruction at the London Oratory, shorthand for the Brompton...
  • A Christian Duty in the Face of Terror

    07/27/2016 7:53:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    lifezette ^ | July 26, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    A Christian Duty in the Face of Terror After another devastating ISIS attack in France, this time against a priest in his 80s while he was saying Mass, the answer isn’t just, “Do nothing.” As racism distorts race and sexism corrupts sex — so does pacifism affront peace. Turning the other cheek is the counsel Christ gave in the instance of an individual when morally insulted: Humility conquers pride. It has nothing to do with self-defense. Christ warned the apostles, as shepherds, to beware of wolves. The Catholic Church has always maintained that the defiance of an evil force is...
  • Egypt's Coptic Pope Warns of Increased Attacks on Christians

    07/27/2016 7:32:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/25/16 | AP
    CAIRO (AP) — The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian church warned on Monday of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being "defaced." In a meeting with lawmakers, Pope Tawadros II said that since 2013 there have been 37 sectarian attacks on Christians — nearly an incident a month. He describes the situation as "very painful." He told lawmakers that preserving national unity is "our responsibility in front of the world, future generations, history and in front of God." His remarks were published on his personal website. The Pope's website also quoted lawmaker Saad el-Gammal as saying that parliament...
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Barbarous Murder" Of Priest In French Church

    07/26/2016 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a Vatican statement Tuesday, Pope Francis announced his “most radical condemnation” of the terrorist attack, in which two men slit the throat of a priest during morning Mass and took several other people hostage, seriously wounding one of them.
  • Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

    07/26/2016 1:39:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07-23-2016 | Staff
    Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does not enjoy the same legal status everywhere. In the United States it boasts dozens of Hollywood A-listers among its members and biggest donors. Not so in Germany, where the religious sect has been deemed “unconstitutional” since 1997 by domestic security, despite its existence there since the 1970s....
  • Greece Eyes Constitution Overhaul Limiting MPs Terms, Defining Role of Church

    07/26/2016 9:09:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/25/16 | Michele Kambas
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Monday unveiled plans to revise its constitution, formally proposing a clearer distinction between the state and the powerful Orthodox Church, changes in how the president is elected and limiting terms of lawmakers in parliament. Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the proposals were aimed at transforming a system full of "pathogens", and public feedback would be sought from September before the plans are put to parliament for further consultation. "We aspire to see a process of active participation of citizens, and not something which is restricted within four walls of parliament," Tsipras told state officials...
  • Pope Francis Faces Tepid Welcome in Migrant-Wary Poland

    07/26/2016 9:02:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/16 | Maja Czarnecka
    Warsaw (AFP) - A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw's St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II. In Poland, Karol Wojtyla is still "The Pope". Experts say Francis will have a hard time winning over hearts and minds in the devout central European country as he arrives Wednesday for his first visit, part of the week-long World Youth Day faith extravaganza. While Poland shunned refugees over alleged security risks amid Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II, Francis encouraged open doors and charity for...
  • What Hillary and Bernie Voters Believe

    07/25/2016 8:36:11 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/25/16
    Many Americans say to themselves today, "How can anyone vote for Hillary? Are they nuts!!..." Well... it is much much more than that.. Let's take a look! The majority of Hillary and Bernie voters and those of the Democratic base are Liberal /progressives whose "reality and belief system" is rooted in the firm rejection of Almighty God and His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, core moral absolutes and the practice of a sensual subjectivism, that view God ordained absolutes through the lawless prism of moral relativism and pluralism. These possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be...
  • Benedictine hermit produces gourmet vinegar used in NYC restaurants

    07/25/2016 2:26:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 25, 2016 | John Burger
    What’s that old saying? You can attract more with honey than with vinegar? Brother Victor Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette proves it wrong.That long French name might ring a bell with readers who are familiar with a number of spiritually-themed cookbooks that were published in recent years, Twelve Months of Monastery Soups and The Monastery Garden Cookbook among them.But to locals in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York, Brother Victor Antoine’s name conjures up images of an essential ingredient. Turns out this hermit monk has what aficionados call a “mother,” with a lineage going back four decades.“The term refers to the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/25/2016 1:14:48 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    7-25-16 | Kitty Mittens
  • [Hungarian] Archbishop: Muslims Have Come to Occupy Europe (and some advice for Pope Francis)

    07/24/2016 11:14:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 7/21/16 | Andras Kovacs
    An Interview with Monsignor Gyula Mŕrfi, Archbishop of Veszprém, HungaryIt is not accidental that there is this enormous pressure on Europe regarding immigration; the motivation to conquer on the part of Muslims may play a part, but the great powers also support it – so says Monsignor Gyula Mŕrfi, Archbishop of Veszprém, in an interview where we discussed the need to rediscover the Christian faith. It is a fundamental task to contemplate anew the Christian faith seriously. Is Europe still Christian?Recently I was in Poland with some pilgrims. According to the external signs, Christianity is still alive there. Along with...
  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Employee for Questioning Transgender Bathroom Policy

    07/24/2016 11:02:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/21/16 | Lisa Bourne
    FLUSHING, New York, July 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Macy’s department store has fired a Catholic employee because he questioned their transgender bathroom policy, even though he says he told his employer he would enforce the policy. Back in May, Javier Chavez, a senior store detective at Macy’s Flushing, New York, location got a phone call about a male accessing the ladies room along with a female. A female customer and her daughter were afraid to enter the restroom due the male’s presence there, and a security guard reporting to Chavez directed the man to leave and use the men’s room....
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 4:16:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 100 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07-21-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, lesbian cleric and then president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, delivers 2009 'abortion is a blessing' address (National Organization for Women/Flickr) Via the Episcopal News Service, a press release revealing that the ultramegaliberal Episcopal Divinity School is winding things down: Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force to...
  • The solution to racial war (The Cross and the Switchblade movie)

    07/23/2016 5:39:35 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | 7-23-2016 | daniel1212
    The solution to racial war. All lives matter, but the problem is sin, not skin (though aspects of cultural can be sinful). The Cross and the Switchblade movie (1969, copyright Dick Ross and associates, and which can be seen here) is about the true story which is told in the book, the Cross and the Switchblade written in 1962. The movie (which mostly used local talent) stars Pat Boone as David Wilkerson and Erik Estrada as Nicky Cruz, the teen gang member whose life was dramatically transformed by Christ. Nicky was the leader of the notorious Brooklyn Puerto Rican gang...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: “as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.” Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513–72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–43) who declared: “The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.” Now Scotland is a land...
  • Pro-Life Medics Face Harassment and Discrimination, Admits Doctors’ Union [UK]

    07/22/2016 7:22:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 7/21/16 | Simon Caldwell
    Inquiry finds that doctors who conscientiously object to abortion are denied career choicesDoctors who refuse to take part in abortions are suffering increasingly from harassment and discrimination at work, the British Medical Association has told MPs. Healthcare professionals are complaining to the union that they are facing pressure to take part in abortions and confronted with glass ceilings to advancement when they refuse, a new report reveals today. The BMA highlighted the problem in written evidence submitted to a parliamentary inquiry into the working of the conscience clause of the 1967 Abortion Act. The BMA said in its evidence that...
  • US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

    07/21/2016 1:39:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | July 21, 2016 | David Gibson
    Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to avoid that fate. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis’ reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is “fundamentally a form of government.” While Catholic teaching recognizes that all Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to be...
  • US Cardinal [Burke] Says ‘Christian Nations’ in West Must Counter Islamic Influx

    07/21/2016 1:38:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Religion News Seervice ^ | 7/21/16 | David Gibson
    (RNS) Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to avoid that fate. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis’ reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is “fundamentally a form of government.” While Catholic teaching recognizes that all Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to...
  • Ven. Fulton Sheen on the Devil: "As Theologians Dropped the Demonic, Psychiatrists Picked it Up"

    07/20/2016 3:58:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Big Catholics ^ | July 19, 2016
    Venerable Fulton J. Sheen discusses the Devil's incessant attempts to turn our heats away from God. May we never forget that Satan, the father of lies, is a cruel deceiver of men whose only desire is our destruction. Below is a partial transcript of Venerable Sheen's remarks.The Devil - Venerable Fulton Sheen Starting at 4:43: I thought perhaps you might be interested in hearing about the Devil from a sound philosophical and theological point of view. I'm going to describe to you the Devil, first from the psychiatric point of view, and secondly from the biblical. First the psychiatric....
  • First stop of World Youth Day adventure - Berlin

    07/20/2016 12:01:08 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 15 replies
    Self
    Arrived last night in Berlin for first stop of World Youth Day Tour. I'm with about 150 attendees from Los Angeles Diocese that includes many smaller groups of teens, young adults and chaperones. Also includes four priests and a really great nun that has been to every WYD. Attended Mass this morning then toured Reischstag, Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium and CheckPoint Charlie. Excellent learning experience for the teens and young adults. We will also be visiting Potsdam, Dresden, Prague and Auschwitz before getting into Krakow for start of formal WYD events. The Diocese wanted the youth to experience some history...
  • Pro-Government Mobs Attack Religious Minorities in Turkey

    07/20/2016 7:18:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    New Europe ^ | 7/19/16
    Pro-government mob groups attack religious in the aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey, a democratic watchdog reports. Reportedly, in some cases Muslim citizens reacted against the mobs to protect their fellow citizens. The attacks by Islamist mobs begun on Saturday evening, that is, the evening after the attempted coup had been averted. Attacks were reported at the Catholic Church of Santa Maria in Trabzon; a second attacks was reported on a Protestant Church in Malatya. In Trabzon a mob of 10 people attacked the Catholic Church, throwing stones drawn from the pavement. The mob also carried sledge hummers. Fortunately,...
  • The path of destruction of modern Christianity - my thoughts on the near future. [vanity]

    07/19/2016 9:25:10 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 20 replies
    7/19/2016 | Stormprepper
    As we get closer the second coming of Jesus Christ, all peoples on the earth will endure terrible hardships, pain, and misery. Persecution of the people of God will intensify and become almost unbearable. The churches that are based in Europe will be destroyed. How can I say this? Easy. They are already on the path of destruction. Every day we see church after church accepting the doctrine of the beast, which is accepting homosexuality as normal. Homosexual marriage came straight from the devil. But destruction? Yes. The Lord said: Matt 7: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods...
  • FULL Pastor Mark Burns Benediction At The Republican National Convention 2016

    07/19/2016 8:54:34 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | Mark Burns
    Pastor Mark Burns Benediction At The Republican National Convention 2016
  • Gay Christians to Join Catholic World Youth Day in Poland

    07/18/2016 11:10:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Gay and transgender Christians will set up a ministry during World Youth Day, when Pope Francis is expected to meet hundreds of thousands of young Catholics in southern Poland later this month. Leaders of the Warsaw-based "Faith and Rainbow" LGBT organisation say they want to minister to the thousands of gay, lesbian and transgender people attending the event by setting up a "LGBT Pilgrim's Haven". "We want to create a space in which they will feel safe and where they will find answers to issues facing them," organiser Misza Czerniak told the Monday edition of Poland's Rzeczpospolita broadsheet daily. Organisers...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/18/2016 1:14:22 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    7-18-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Isaiah 44:21,22 "O Israel, I'll Never Forget you! I've Wiped the Slate of All your Wrongdoings. There's Nothing Left of your Sins. Come Back to Me, Come Back. I've Redeemed you."
  • Senior Cardinal Warns About Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

    07/17/2016 10:09:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 77 replies
    RTE News ^ | 6/17/16
    A senior adviser to Pope Francis has said he is worried about the anti-Muslim rhetoric of presumptive US Republican Party candidate Donald Trump. In an interview with RTÉ News, Cardinal Seán O’Malley also warned against scapegoating Muslims following this week's atrocity in Nice and other terrorist attacks on the west. Speaking in Knock, Co Mayo, the cardinal recalled that the Irish were once blamed for America's ills. And he urged Catholics to heed the advice of Pope Francis to strengthen dialogue with Muslims. "It’s very easy to stir up resentment and to blame groups of people. "I think immigration is...
  • The Template for Restored Unity and peace amongst our various peoples starts first in our churches!

    07/17/2016 3:53:05 AM PDT · by mdmathis6 · 23 replies
    self | 7/17/16 | Michael Mathis
    The template as to how all inter-relations between Christians of the Church should work is to be found here in Galatians 3: "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise." This passage ALSO provides a NATIONAL roadmap...
  • Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

    07/16/2016 12:29:36 PM PDT · by StormPrepper · 87 replies
    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination's ban on same-sex relationships.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/16/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    July 16, 2016 | Irish Rose
    His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful. (Luke 1:50-54)
  • German Bishops Release New figures: Fewer Churchgoers, Parishes, and Priests

    07/16/2016 10:06:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    EWTN ^ | 7/16/17 | Anian Christoph Wimmer
    Figures released Friday by the German bishops' conference draw a bleak picture of the ongoing decline of Catholicism in Germany. However, the head of the conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, described the Church July 15 as a continuing "strong force, whose message is heard and accepted". With more than 23.7 million members in Germany, Catholicism is the largest single religious group in country, comprising 29 percent of the population. Yet people are leaving the Church in droves: in 2015, a total of 181,925 people departed. By comparison, 2,685 people became Catholic, and 6,474 reverted to Catholicism. Whilst...
  • What kind of tree?

    07/16/2016 7:54:14 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 113 replies
    Myself | July 16, 2016 | William Of Barsoom
    This may seem frivolous, but I assure you it is real. I'm on a small committee to select a tree for planting to honor a good man's memory who passed away 2 years ago. He was a moral man, a Christian, a father, and a good husband.
  • After Decades of Mistrust, Pope Pushes for Diplomatic Breakthrough with China

    07/15/2016 7:47:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/14/16 | Lisa Jucca, Benjamin Kang Lim and Greg Torode
    Catholic officials say a deal is in the works that would defuse a core dispute between the Holy See and China’s Communist leaders: the fate of eight bishops the Vatican views as illegitimate. But the talks face internal resistance on both sides.HONG KONG/BEIJING – Pope Francis is leading a determined push to fundamentally alter the relationship between the Vatican and China, which for decades has been infused with mutual suspicion and acrimony. Interviews with some two dozen Catholic officials and clergy in Hong Kong, Italy and mainland China, as well as sources with ties to the leadership in Beijing, reveal...
  • Secularism as Religious Indoctrination

    07/14/2016 3:40:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 14, 2016 | KENNETH CROWTHER
    Australia has a program in its schools that, at first glance, you’d have to be crazy to be against. It’s called Safe Schools, and it is an anti-bullying campaign.Well, at least that’s how it has been promoted.In reality, Safe Schools has become a pro-LGBTQI indoctrination system designed by one academic Marxist with hopes of replacing the Australian flag with a red one, and another who has, in academic theory, supported pedophilia. The program consists of: allowing students to wear whatever uniforms that they want; encouraging schools to allow bathroom use by any gender; promoting homosexual and transgender role-play in...
  • CFN Media 15: Ecclesiastical Vandalism - The Cupich Appointment - special edition [VIDEO]

    07/14/2016 1:47:56 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 July 2016 | John Vennari
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  • What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai

    07/13/2016 1:25:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 12, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Considered one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world still in operation, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai is home to more than two centuries of history — and more than that of legend. Tradition claims, for example, that the main altar of the monastery is built on the spot where the Burning Bush first addressed Moses. But the monastery, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, also holds other seats of honor. For example, it accommodates the oldest continuously operating active library in the world.From the day it was founded in the sixth century (between 548 and...
  • [Canada] Anglicans recount same-sex votes, resolution now passes

    07/13/2016 7:09:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2016 7:03 PM EDT | Charmaine Noronha
    A day after the Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted not to authorize gay unions, questions about the integrity of the voting process emerged Tuesday, leading to a reversal of the result with the church approving the measure.More than 200 delegates attending the six-day General Synod 2016 narrowly rejected the resolution Monday night after hearing from more than 60 speakers, most of them in favor of gay marriage. However, on Tuesday — the last day of the triennial conference — some members stood up to say their ballot had not been recorded during voting late Monday, when the resolution failed...
  • Chinese Publisher Has Printed 150M Bibles

    07/13/2016 7:05:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The world’s largest Bible publisher-- located in Jiangsu, China-- has printed 150 million Bibles since its founding in 1988, according to the Vatican newspaper and the Beijing-based China Christian Daily. The Amity Printing Company’s Bibles are printed in 90 languages and are sold in 70 countries. In twenty-eight years 150 million Bibles (L’Osservatore Romano, p. 9)150 Million Bibles to Be Printed in China (China Christian Daily)
  • A funeral service for Philando Castile will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul July 14.

    07/12/2016 6:55:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    The Catholic Spirit ^ | July 12, 2016 | Maria Wiering
    Philando’s mother, Valerie Castile, requested to hold the service at the Cathedral because she wished the funeral to be an ecumenical opportunity for “people to come together in a new way” and pray for peace and reconciliation, according to a July 12 statement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The service will not be a Mass, as Philando was from a non-Catholic Christian tradition, according to the archdiocese. At a July 12 press conference on the Minnesota State Capitol lawn, spokespeople for the family said the Castiles are part of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in St. Paul, and...