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  • Commuters Flee Train Over Man Reading the Bible [UK]

    10/03/2017 7:06:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/2/17 | Staff Reporter
    London commuters ran onto the tracks after a man began reciting Bible verses out loudCommuters on one of London’s busiest rail routes forced open the doors on a rush hour train and climbed onto the tracks after panicking over man reading the Bible. The BBC reports that passengers became scared when a man began quoting Bible passages such as “death is not the end” out loud, causing them to flee the train outside Wimbledon station at 8.30am Monday morning. One man who was on the train said the Bible reading caused a “crush” and a “commotion”, before someone asked the...
  • Muslim 'Hatred' Seeks to Destroy Christianity in Iraq, Says Patriarch Sako

    10/03/2017 6:36:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Spero Forum ^ | 9/29/17 | Martin Barillas
    According to a report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Christian charity, Cardinal Pietro Parolin -- the Vatican's secretary of state -- has warned that the millenial Christian community of Iraq is struggling to merely survive. He called on the world to respect the rights of minorities such as the Christian community in the conflictive country. In a stark warning, Parolin said at a conference in Rome on Thursday, "We are all aware that the conflicts and tensions of recent years represent a risk, not only for the survival of Christians – but also for the very possibility...
  • Australian Catholic Priest Spat On, Cursed at for Opposing Gay ‘Marriage’

    10/03/2017 6:29:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/29/17 | Claire Chretien
    BRISBANE, Australia, September 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian priest was spat on and cursed at based on the assumption he won’t be voting for same-sex “marriage.” Father Morgan Batt posted on Facebook that as he was walking down Queen Street Mall, someone stopped him and then spat on him and called him a “f***ing no voter.” He was identifiable as a priest because he was wearing his Roman collar. “Smile and move on was all I could do,” Batt recounted. “Let’s pray for healing. Australia(,) this is really not us.” Batt is the vocations director for the Archdiocese of...
  • Iraqi Nun: We Pray for ISIS Militants. It Helps Us Forgive.

    10/03/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/3/17 | Alvaro de Juana
    Rome, Italy, Oct 3, 2017 / 03:11 am (ACI Prensa).- Three years ago, there were 73 nuns with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena living in Kurdistan. Since the Islamic State captured the Plain of Nineveh in 2014, one-third of them have died. Sister Silvia is one of the survivors. Surrounded by devastation, she said that she is praying for those who persecute her community, and learning how to forgive them. “We pray for them every day as sisters. We pray for them, for those bringing peace, for our soldiers, for those who help people have a better...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 3 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/03/2017 9:43:33 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Ever wonder what you would do if your leader told you to drive into the Ocean after he parted the waters? Would you still have enough faith to trust in the God your leader trusts? Well at the time when Pharaoh's army had the Israelites trapped between him and the Red Sea, the faith of the Israelites was very weak.(Exodus 14) At any sign of troubles they were ready to leave him and his God to go back to Egypt and the bondage of slavery. Kind of like so many of us Christians today. At the first sign of...
  • Teacher to Counter Christmas With Satanic Display in Boca Raton

    10/02/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 2 2017 | Moonbattery
    We must be getting close to the endgame. The moonbats who dominate education are becoming forthright about their agenda. From Florida: Boca Raton is going to let a teacher put up a 6-foot-tall pentagram, painted blood red, with a wooden image of the holy [sic] symbol of Satan in the middle of it. The teacher is Preston Smith of Boca Raton Community Middle School, a public school. City officials say they have to allow his deliberately offensive display or get sued. It will be in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square, on Federal Highway, just in time for the holidays. A giant...
  • The Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain

    10/02/2017 5:37:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 119 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 9/30/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * Evicted five centuries ago by crusading Christians, the Arabs are back in Spain, using their oil dollars to buy land that was seized from their ancestors by the sword". — James M. Markham, The New York Times, 1981. * The Madrid daily ABC wrote that 800 mosques in Spain are out of control. The Spanish daily La Razon charged that Gulf donors, such as Qatar, were a source of Spain's Islamization. The Saudis also launched a new Spanish television channel, Córdoba TV, as did Iran.* They dream of, and work to, regain the "lost Caliphate" of Spain. Some Islamists...
  • Cardinal: Muslims Must Adapt Their Faith to the World of Today

    10/02/2017 5:22:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx has asked the Muslims to adapt their faith to the world today. And they must renounce terror. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Germany, has called on the Muslims to "reinterpret their sacred traditions in the light of contemporary life". In this way, Islam would "be further developed and opened up to the principle of civic justice and modern democracy", says Marx on the conclusion of the General Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference on Thursday in Fulda. Marx spoke of a "return of many Muslims, which can also be felt with...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 2 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/02/2017 8:58:53 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 2 (NKJV) The Value of Wisdom01 My son, if you receive my words, 00 And treasure my commands within you, 02 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, 00 And apply your heart to understanding; 03 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, 00 And lift up your voice for understanding, 04 If you seek her as silver, 00 And search for her as for hidden treasures; 05 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, 00 And find the knowledge of God. 06 For the LORD gives wisdom; 00 From His mouth come knowledge and...
  • Who’s Funding Ireland’s Abortion Lobby?

    10/01/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/28/17 | David Quinn
    Numerous international groups are trying to influence Ireland into legalising abortionThe great and the good internationally have a big interest in the outcome of Ireland’s looming abortion referendum, planned for next year. They want Irish voters to erase from their constitution the so-called Eighth Amendment, which gives the unborn child the same right to life as every other human being. Abortion is only permitted in Ireland when the life of the mother is at real and substantial risk. This amendment was inserted into the constitution following a referendum in 1983 which passed by a two-to-one margin. Ever since then secular...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 1 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/01/2017 8:55:35 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    We preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:23-25So if Christ is the Wisdom of God, then unless you have Christin your heart, it is impossible for you to make wise decisions. Proverb 1 (NKJV) The Beginning of Knowledge 01 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: 02...
  • Correspondence of Nicholas II and Alexandra Appears on 300 Pro-Family Billboards Throughout Moscow

    09/30/2017 5:47:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/28/17
    Billboards with quotations from the correspondence between the holy Royal Martyrs Nicholas II and Alexandra have appeared throughout Moscow, the Synodal Department for the Cooperation of the Church with Society and the Media stated on Tuesday, reports Interfax-Religion. The quotes from the empress’ personal diary are part of the Church project “Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna: Words of Love,” dedicated to love, marriage, and family happiness. The project is aimed at the affirmation of family values in Russian society, and to give the people truthful information on the life of the royal family, as opposed to the historical fiction...
  • Canada: Muslim Judge Jails Man for 5 Months for “No More Muslims” Scrawls

    09/30/2017 5:42:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    OSHAWA — A judge has sentenced a man who scrawled anti-Muslim graffiti at bus stops in Durham Region to five months in jail. Joseph Porco shows little insight into the harmful nature of his conduct, Ontario Court Justice Ferhan Javed said in handing down the sentence Thursday, Sept. 21. “Mr. Porco’s message left black marks on a public bench but even after the words are scrubbed away with a guilty plea, it leaves stains that may be more permanent,” the judge said. “Mr. Porco’s message was both hateful and hurtful to the community and needs to be deterred.” Porco, 56,...
  • Syrian Authorities Are Doing Everything to Protect Christians – Russian MP

    09/30/2017 5:37:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/28/17
    Moscow, September 28, Interfax - The living conditions for Christians in Syria are improving as its territory is being liberated, Dmitry Sablin, coordinator of the State Duma group on parliamentary liasion with Syria, said. "The situation in Syria is definitely improving. Eighty-five percent of the territory of Syria has now been liberated, and the situation with Christians is different," Sablin said at a meeting of the State Duma inter-faction meeting on the protection of Christian values. Sablin said he had just returned from a visit to Syria, where he visited places where Christians live in compact communities in the city...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 30 & 31 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/30/2017 7:05:30 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | Solomon
    The purpose of Writing the book of Proverbs was to reveal the mind of God in matters high and lofty and in common, ordinary, everyday situations. Through Solomon, God shared His Wisdom, and He made sure that no topic was left to question. Matters pertaining to personal conduct, sexual relations, business, wealth, charity, ambition, discipline, debt, child-rearing, character, alcohol, politics, revenge, and Godliness are among the many topics covered in this rich collection of wise sayings. Without wisdom, knowledge is nothing more than an accumulation of raw facts, influenced by emotional feelings. Many highly educated people are in positions...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Will be Built in Kabul [Afghanistan]

    09/29/2017 5:56:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/28/17
    Moscow, September 28, Interfax - An Orthodox church will be built in the territory of the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan in 2018, the Izvestia paper writes with the reference to sources in diplomatic circles. According to the edition, veteran organizations of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and other sponsors will participate in the building. The Rossotrudnichestvo federal agency is going to back up the project. "We have to coordinate this question with church officials and some other instances. This good undertaking looks quite realizable", - Rossotrudnichestvo representative in Afghanistan Vyachaslav Nekrasov said. The church will be built from Siberian pine....
  • Schools in The UK Will be Rated for How ‘Trans-Friendly’ They Are by an Education Review Group.

    09/29/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Bernadette John, a director at the Good Schools Guide, announced the move yesterday and said the issue of transsexualism in schools has been “building up” in recent months. The announcement comes shortly after a Christian couple withdrew their six-year-old son from a Church of England school after it failed to consult with parents on new rules regarding transsexualism. EnquiriesJohn said ‘inspectors’ from the guide will “certainly be asking headmasters” in the future about their treatment of transsexual pupils. John said the guide plans to draw up a list of schools that have a ‘good’ track record on transsexual issues and...
  • Burn Churches not Queers’ – ‘Yes’ Campaign Turning Australians Against Gay Marriage

    09/29/2017 5:48:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 9/27/17 | Sam Duncan, Daily Mail Australia:
    Polls still indicate a majority of Australians will vote ‘yes’ on the gay marriage postal survey. But the wildcard in the postal vote is the increasingly confrontational actions and even violence by some of those campaigning for marriage equality, which appears to be driving non-aligned voters towards either a no vote – or not even bothering to fill out the survey. From the headbutting of former prime minister Tony Abbott to academics banning the word ‘marriage’ because it’s ‘homophobic’, the tactics of the ‘yes’ campaign are causing conservative Australians to start turning away from the campaign for marriage equality completely.
  • Eight Extreme Things Fr. James Martin Just Said About Catholics and Gay ‘Marriage’

    09/29/2017 5:44:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/17 | Claire Chretien
    September 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Father James Martin is one of the most vocal advocates for the Catholic Church’s acceptance of active homosexuality. Since the publication of his book Building a Bridge, the Jesuit priest and newly made Vatican advisor has pushed his message to major media outlets and through his large social media following. In an August 29 talk at Villanova University, Fr. Martin made some of his most extreme statements yet on homosexuality and Catholicism. He said a Catholic attending a same-sex “wedding” is just as acceptable as a Catholic attending a Jewish wedding. He blasted nearly everyone...
  • I Never Became Straight. Perhaps That Was Never God’s Goal.

    09/29/2017 12:39:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 71 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 | RACHEL GILSON
    BLUF: That’s why this is not the story of my becoming straight, which has never truly happened and is beside the point. It is the story of my becoming whole, which is happening every day. __ ...I met my first girlfriend in an AP European history class. She was a senior, beautiful and popular. Since I excelled in the class, she asked me to come over and help her study. When we met at her house, something was different. Conversation flowed easily, rapidly, unexpectedly. I was struck by her beauty. The attraction felt like what other girls described feeling for...