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  • Catholic university prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters on campus

    10/24/2016 1:10:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The nation’s largest Catholic university told a group of pro-life students that it could not display posters reading “Unborn Lives Matter,” lest they provoke the Black Lives Matter movement. In a letter to the College Republicans, DePaul University president Father Dennis Holtschneider said the posters contained “bigotry” veiled “under the cover of free speech,” the Daily Wire reported. “By our nature, we are committed to developing arguments and exploring important issues that can be steeped in controversy and, oftentimes, emotion,” Mr. Holtschneider said in the letter. “Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in...
  • The Silent and Tepid Trump Supporters: Prayers Needed

    10/24/2016 11:21:28 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Today | GoldenState_Rose
    Now, Donald J. Trump is no Jesus - though at his best, he seems to be truly penitent for his shortcomings and interested in doing the will of God -- or at the very least, surrounds himself with the likes of men of God such as Mike Pence and Ben Carson - always a good sign. That being said, I believe this admonition from Christ can directly apply to tepid Trump supporters -- particularly those righteous people who deep down espouse what Trump/Pence stand for, but are too afraid to admit it or proclaim their support. Some are even afraid...
  • If You Don’t Like Either Candidate, Then Vote for Trump’s Policies

    10/24/2016 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | October 19, 2016 | Wayne Grudem
    Sudden media attention   After I saw the shocking 2005 video with Trump talking about his sexual aggression against women, I wrote, “There is no morally good presidential candidate in this election.” I condemned Trump’s immoral conduct and said I did not know how I would vote. I asked to remove my earlier article, “Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice.” I urged Trump to withdraw, hoping we could get a better candidate.   The liberal media loved this. “Evangelical theologian calls on Trump to withdraw.” I suddenly had more requests for interviews from mainstream news...
  • I wrote about Max and Beth to defend Christian Trump supportrs

    10/24/2016 5:27:43 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 33 replies
    Mario Murillo Ministries ^ | 10/20/16 | Mario Murillo
    As I write you, 50,000 people have read the blog that mentioned Max Lucado and Beth Moore. Today I want to clear the air about why that happened. For me to mention the name of a fellow minister is like getting a root canal.  I only do it when all other remedies have been exhausted.  We are family.  We are all on the same team.  Christian unity is a witness to a dying world. So then why did I put out the blog?  I did it to defend Christians who are going to vote for Trump. Whether Max and Beth...
  • Bringing back the dead… Catholic style

    10/23/2016 3:54:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 23, 2016 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    Forget about ghosts and goblins on Halloween; how about a walk through a dark cemetery where dead people who once walked the earth appear out of nowhere and talk to you about life and death, heaven and hell?The “Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk” in Emmitsburg, Maryland has provided such an experience every October for the past 12 years. Held in the historic cemetery on the grounds of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine, it’s the brainchild of Fr. Brian Nolan, chaplain for Mount Saint Mary’s University.The idea for the walk was inspired by a haunted house at Mount Saint...
  • Priest tells Fox news he was “upset” Clinton cited Pope Francis to justify some of her positions

    10/23/2016 1:35:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 22, 2016
    October 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Once again a leading opponent of Catholic moral teachings, this time Hillary Clinton, has cited Pope Francis to give credibility to her actions. In a Fox news interview, Fr. Gerald Murray gives clear reasons why some of Clinton's remarks at the Al Smith dinner were highly inappropriate and that she should have used the event to publicly disown the anti-Catholic bigotry in her staff emails revealed by Wikileaks. Fr. Murray said, "there should have been a statement" by Mrs. Clinton "right at the start" of her remarks at the Al Smith dinner, "saying, 'I disown everything that was read in...
  • Catholic Cardinal: No Obligation to Follow a Pope Who Betrays the Church [China]

    10/23/2016 1:31:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    What Is Up With The Synod ^ | 10/22/16 | Hilary White
    I know we were all expecting the crack to come from a completely different corner of the Church, and that hardly anyone has been paying attention to the eagerness of the Francis Vatican to throw the Catholic Church in China to the communist wolves. As with every jurisdictional Vatican compromise with Communist governments the one in the offing smells of betrayal. There have been four secret meetings between Vatican representatives and Chinese government officials in the past two years, the most recent being at the end of April. Cardinal Zen, retired Bishop of Hong Kong, is not at all optimistic....
  • Pope in Sweden Could Break Ground on Inter-Communion, Bishop Says

    10/22/2016 5:15:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/21/16 | Austin Ivereigh
    The English bishop William Kenney is a key figure in the official Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, and will be with Pope Francis in Sweden at the end of the month. He believes unity is a matter of decades away, and it's possible that Francis may use the trip to make a gesture on inter-communion.To describe English bishop William Kenney as an “auxiliary of Birmingham” doesn’t capture the depth and range of his longstanding roles in pan-European church bodies - for two terms, for example, he was president of Caritas Europe, and he played a key role in organizing relief efforts for former...
  • Russia’s Patriarch Kirill Meets Queen Elizabeth II, Discusses Christians in Europe

    10/21/2016 5:00:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 10/19/16
    The meeting is the first between Patriarch Kirill and Britain's head-of-stateQueen Elizabeth II has held a historic meeting with Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who is on an official visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. The meeting was held Tuesday behind closed doors in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence in London, and lasted for about a half-hour, the Patriarch's secretary, Alexander Volkov, said. “Patriarch Kirill told the Queen about the revival of the Church in Russia in the past 20 years, the construction of churches, the...
  • Church's Fear of 'Civil Rights' Prosecution Justified, Iowa Court Says

    10/21/2016 4:37:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 17, 2016 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A church’s lawsuit may go forward because it reasonably feared that Iowa’s strict anti-discrimination law would create legal penalties for its preaching and for having single-sex bathrooms and showers, an Iowa court has ruled. “The government acts outside of its authority when it attempts to control churches,” said Steve O’Ban, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. “Neither the commission nor any state law has the constitutional authority to dictate how any church uses its facility or what public statements a church can make concerning sexuality.” O’Ban represented Fort Des...
  • Iraqi advances give hope to displaced Christians

    10/21/2016 1:15:08 PM PDT · by tekrat · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2016 | FAY ABUELGASIM
    Raeda Paulos could hardly conceal her joy when the television inside her cramped trailer showed Iraqi forces raising the national flag over a church in her hometown, a day after it was freed from Islamic State rule. "This is our church, this is where we used to pray!" she exclaimed as she watched the images at a camp for displaced Iraqis in Irbil, the Kurdish regional capital. It was also where her husband, Adil Mateh, hid when the extremists swept into Bartella, a historically Christian town east of Mosul, in the summer of 2014. He had stayed to volunteer at...
  • 2016 10 16 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Yea, It's Converging" (video)

    10/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Oct 16, 2016 | John Haller
    John Kerry, via the Kyoto Treaty, is coming for your air conditioners. Hillary is coming for your religious liberties, and your guns.
  • The happiest day of Mother Teresa's life

    10/21/2016 8:48:07 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | October 21, 2016
    It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are just a handful of such saints, coupled together through marriage or friendship. Perhaps the best-known modern saintly pair of friends would be Mother Teresa and John Paul II, whose lives intersected many times during her time as Mother Superior of the Missionaries of Charity, and his pontificate. When John Paul II came to visit Mother Teresa’s home in the heart of the slums in Kolkata in 1986, Mother Teresa called it “the happiest day of...
  • Trump booed at Catholic fundraising dinner

    10/21/2016 6:20:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 133 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 21, 2016
    Donald Trump was booed by diners during a Catholic fundraising event last night.The Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual white-tie gala in New York, is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day and is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside. The event raises money for impoverished children throughout New YorkThe speakers usually poke fun at themselves and each other. But the audience seemed to think Trump had crossed a line with his caustic language about Clinton.Trump referred to his opponent as “corrupt” during a lengthy riff on the FBI’s investigation into her use of...
  • Al Smith Dinner: Cardinal Dolan fails to speak against abortion

    10/21/2016 4:52:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | J. Marsolo
    While the tradition of the Alfred E. Smith dinner to invite the Republican and Democrat nominee to raise money for charity is admirable, it was disturbing to see Timothy Cardinal Dolan laughing and joking with Hillary Clinton less than twenty-four hours after Hillary announced she supports abortion up to the moment of birth.  Worse, when he spoke at the end, he made a vague oblique reference to the life of the unborn when he said some of the money raised would help poor women give birth. I understand that the dinner is to raise money and everyone tries to...
  • Iraqi Christians Rejoice Over Liberation of Qaraqosh

    10/20/2016 7:16:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 10/19/16 | Maria Lozano
    NEW YORK (Oct. 19, 2016)—Qaraqosh, a formerly major Christian town on Iraq’s Nineveh Plain has been liberated as part of the campaign to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s largest city. Before ISIS overran the Plane in the summer of 2014, Qaraqosh, which is also knows Baghdida, had a population of 50,000, the great majority of them Christian. The city has 10 churches. All of the inhabitants fled to Kurdish Iraq—and are now beginning to dream of a return to their homes. Speaking from exile in France, Aded, who lost a son and nephew when ISIS attacked the city, said: “Today all the...
  • Patriarch Kirill Urges All Countries to Unite in Sacred War on Terrorism

    10/20/2016 7:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/18/16
    London, October 18, Interfax - The war on terrorism is a sacred war, and must be a common cause of all countries, not just Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia told a press conference at London's Luton Airport after his visit to the United Kingdom. "I regret that my words were misread. I never spoke about a sacred war in Syria, I spoke about a sacred war on terrorism. I think very many victims of terrorism in Europe could subscribe to these words. Suffice to recall all that happened comparatively recently in France, in Belgium," the patriarch said,...
  • Russia moves massive forces towards Syria! Gog is coming! (video)

    10/19/2016 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 63 replies
    Behold Israel Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | Amir Tsarfati
    Largest military presence ever is gathering in the Mediterranean Sea .
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • Dr. James Dobson Calls for Civil Disobedience

    10/19/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/18/16 | James Dobson
    Christians across America must express their outrage at the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling to uphold California's so called 'Reproductive FACT Act.' This decision will require 150 pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics across the state to promote abortion services to the women they serve. Since Roe v. Wade, privately funded crisis pregnancy centers across America have provided a refuge and an alternative to women who might have otherwise chosen abortion. They are vitally important in the fight to promote a culture of life, adoption and health. This ruling now forces these clinics to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, and it is...
  • White evangelicals stand with Donald Trump, surveys say

    10/19/2016 1:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tennessean | October 19, 2016 | Holly Meyer
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    10/19/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 52 replies
    10/19/16 | Vanity
    Lord Jesus: The power that raised You from the dead is the same creative power that designed each and every one of us, and therefore You know each one of our thoughts before we even think it; it this same power that created the universe. Nothing is too hard for You, Lord God! Please Lord, unravel all lies, disinformation, media frame jobs, false accusations from Hell, and may the Truth about the state of our nation and the true motives of each candidate be revealed tonight for all Americans to see and understand. Thank You Lord! Amen
  • The Hedge Is Down: Could This Be the End of America?

    10/19/2016 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/19/2016 | Geri Ungurean
    Adrian Rogers speaks of four things in Psalm 80 which are applicable today in America: 1. Great national despair (Psalm 80:4-6) Spiritual sterility – prayers were given up to God out of unrepentant hearts. These prayers actually made God angry. The prayer of an unrepentant people is an insult to Almighty God. Religion without Righteousness is repugnant to God. America is praying but the sin of America is running over. 2. Personal Sorrow Sorrow follows sin as night follows the day. 3. National Shame Our enemies laugh at us. No longer is America respectfed for her ideals. 4. Glorious National...
  • Prophecy Update: Who is attacking ISIS and why? (video)

    10/18/2016 5:24:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Behold Israel Youtube ^ | 10/18/16 | Major Amir Tsarfati
    Amir addresses Middle Eastern states' fight against ISIS, from Iraq to Kurds, in light of Bible Prophecy
  • To Defeat ISIS Stop Doing Business with Saudi Arabia, Says Priest Hostage

    10/18/2016 5:12:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    EWTN Great Britain ^ | 10/18/16 | Berthold Pelster
    HOMS, Syria — Father Jacques Mourad was prior of the Mar Elian Monastery, a pilgrimage center near Al Quaryatayn, about 65 miles southeast of Homs, until he was abducted by Islamic State militants in May 2015. He managed to escape after nearly five months of captivity, yet that August the Islamic State had captured Al Quaryatayn and destroyed the monastery. The city was later liberated by Syrian forces in April 2016. Now based in Europe, Father Mourad spoke Oct. 17 with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need about the situation in Syria. In early April 2016, Al...
  • Georgetown Battles “Islamophobia” While Christians are Killed

    10/18/2016 5:03:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 10/18/16 | William Kilpatrick
    If Islamization ever comes to America—and it may come quickly depending on the outcome of the November election—certain Catholic individuals and institutions will bear a heavy burden of responsibility. I’m thinking in particular of Georgetown University and its Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU). ACMCU’s Bridge Initiative released a report in September on “American Catholic views of Islam, and the way Islam is discussed in Catholic publications.” The report, “Danger & Dialogue,” is particularly concerned that the way Islam is presented in Catholic media is unduly influenced by Catholic “Islamophobes” who are connected to the “Islamophobia industry.” Now...
  • Closed Catholic Church in Bucks [County, PA] Sold to Muslim Group

    10/18/2016 4:58:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies ^ | 10/18/16 | Mari A. Schaefer
    A closed Catholic church in Bristol Township has been sold to a Muslim cultural society. The former Immaculate Conception B.V.M. Catholic Church, on Emilie Road, was sold for $1,775,000 last Friday to the United American Muslim Society of Brooklyn, reports. The group is the parent corporation for the Turkish American Muslim Cultural Association on Levittown Parkway in Bristol Township, according to the story. The announcement of the sale made during weekend masses was “positively received by parishioners,” Archdiocese of Philadelphia spokesman Ken Gavin told
  • 'God can anoint the jawbone of an ass, but He can't use a Jezebel'

    Not backing down. I told you some months back about an intriguing word from Christian teacher Lance Wallnau, who says he has heard from God that He is raising up Donald Trump to be a "wrecking ball against the spirit of political correctness." You might think that Wallnau would back off that assertion somewhat in light of the things that have come out about Trump over the course of the past two weeks. Well, if you think that, you're wrong. Quite to the contrary, Wallnau turns the circus of recent days on those who are driving all the hulaballoo, and...
  • McVatican: Self-Contradiction, Failed Leadership, & the Breaking of Trust

    10/17/2016 5:29:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 10/17/16 | Maike Hickson
    A new and unexpected conflict has developed in Rome. This time, however, it is not about marriage and the family, nor, for example, about that vexed question as to whether or not unrepentant and obstinate adulterers may, after all, receive the Sacraments. The contentious issue is now a much more gustatory – and unmistakably profane, yet still very revealing – matter of polite taste: the decision to allow the establishment of a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant at the Piazza della Cittŕ Leonina not far away from the St. Peter’s Basilica, just at the border of Vatican City. The Vatican’s decision to...
  • World's Last Chance

    10/17/2016 1:12:37 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 10/17/16 | Gary
    The following is just my own surmising in regards to the importance of the United States election on November 8th and what might happen depending on who wins. I firmly believe that 2015's Obergefell v. Hodges was a major moral turning point in the United States.  Some commentators, such as J.D. Farag, even thought that there could be no turning back or revival at this point.  The country has been on a downward spiral for a half-century, but up until 2015 Christians were still largely protected and individual states could support righteousness in a variety of ways.  The SCOTUS ruling...
  • Trump and the Jewish Vote

    10/17/2016 5:37:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    “On our issues Trump is perfect,” declares the grassroots organization, calling on fellow Jews across the country to remember, a word resonant with religious and historical meaning for Jews. It can't be true--the American Jewish community has "forgotten," or more accurately no longer chooses to remember, the existential threat to Israel, America, and Western civilization posed by Iran and the Iran Deal.  (snip)  Our children and grandchildren [will] ask us what were we thinking or were we even thinking when we ignored and denied the dangers facing us. (snip) Are American Jewish leaders once again going to deny...
  • Catholics Who are Anti-Francis but Love Putin

    10/16/2016 4:32:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 10/16/16 | Giacomo Galeazzi - Andrea Tornielli
    Journey to the world of Francis’ opponents, where regionalists, Ratzinger nostalgics and enemies of the Council are joined by a common disapproval of the current Pope: “There is chaos in the Church because of the Pope” The glue that holds them together is their aversion towards Francis. The world of Francis dissenters ranges from Lefebvrians who have decided to “wait for a traditional Pope” before renewing their communion with Rome, to catholic regionalists who compare Francis to his predecessor Ratzinger and promote the campaign “Benedict is my Pope”. Then there are the ultra-conservatives of Fondazione Lepanto – a foundation that...
  • The Anti-Catholic Catholics (and the Bishops Who Support Them)

    10/16/2016 4:23:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 10/14/16 | Phil Lawler
    Yesterday Ross Douthat of the New York Times embarked on a lengthy Tweetstorm —21 tweets in all—questioning whether it’s accurate to refer to the leaked emails from the Clinton campaign as evidence of “anti-Catholic” bigotry. Douthat—who is no friend of the Clintonite perspective—makes a quick, convincing case that the reality is more complicated. It’s not just that John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman at the center of the email exchanges, identifies himself as a Catholic. More important, Douthat notes, “the reality is that his vision is shared within Catholicism.” You will have no problem finding priests, religious, professors at Catholic...

    10/16/2016 2:48:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 16, 2016 | JP
    Most Americans have never heard of Thomas ŕ Kempis, who in 1418 authored “The Imitation of Christ.” But most of us are familiar with the principle he set forth nearly six centuries ago: “Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.” That’s why this God-fearing Christian can do no other than vote for Donald Trump. Not because the billionaire real estate developer/reality show personality is remotely worthy of the office previously held by such great Republican presidents as Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, but because Trump will subject the body of Christ to less evil than Hillary Clinton....
  • Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two miracles

    10/16/2016 7:40:07 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    The Journal (Argentina) ^ | October 16, 2016 | not listed
    Fr. Jose Gabriel Brochero NICOLAS FLORES WAS supposed to live the rest of his life in a vegetative state, but today he walks, talks and swims – one of the miracles attributed to a “cowboy priest” who will become Argentina’s first saint today. Sixteen years ago, when Nicolas was nearly killed in a car crash, his father prayed to a late priest named Jose Gabriel Brochero, who is revered in Argentina for his supposedly miraculous healing powers. Brochero, a blind leper who lived from 1840 to 1914, was known for traveling on a mule across the vast Argentine pampas, or...
  • Cairo [Anglican] Bishop Urges Church to be Ready for Martyrdom

    10/15/2016 6:43:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    World Watch Monitor ^ | 10/14/16 | Jayson Casper
    A senior Anglican archbishop from the Global South called for the Church to be “ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Christ” in the face of persecution, restrictions, terrorism, and violence carried out in the name of religion. Archbishop Mouneer Anis of Cairo was addressing archbishops and bishops from some of the most difficult places in the world in which to practise the Christian faith: Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Southern Africa, West Africa, Indian Ocean, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South East Asia. More than 100 delegates also discussed the importance of ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue....
  • No, Voting for Trump Is Not Idolatry—Speaking Truth to Christians

    10/15/2016 11:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 13, 2016 | D. C. McAllister
    Many evangelicals and Catholics have been guilty in this election of casting baseless judgments and aspersions on fellow believers. This vilification has been leveled with such a fevered and mob-like malevolence that the fundamental commandment to love your brother has been all but shredded. No doubt, the devil is laughing even as Jesus grieves. The gist of the conflict is that Christians, who have decided that Donald Trump is so evil and immoral that any vote for him is to approve of and even become complicit in his sin, are questioning not only the character but the salvation of those...
  • Why Pope Francis Is A False-Prophet [Catholic]

    10/15/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 10/14/16 | Fr. Jerome
    Today I present to you a post from Fr. Jerome entitled: Why Pope Francis Is A False-Prophet. Fr. Jerome is a pseudonym. Due to the times in which we lives, this has become necessary.The subject matter is difficult, but he has handled it in a very careful manner and it needs to be read. Fr. Carota was never shy about tackling subjects that were difficult. In fact, he received a lot of flack for doing just that. This is something that we need to think about carefully and something that should drive us to our knees beseeching God to have...
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Hungary Helps Persecuted Christians, Bans Muslim Immigration

    10/15/2016 7:39:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 14, 2016 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    October 14, 2016 8:05 pm By Raymond Ibrahim 49 Comments The nation of Hungary recently did something as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.”Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians.In 81 countries around the world, Christians are persecuted, and 200 million Christians live in areas where they are discriminated against. Millions of Christian...
  • The Feast of Tabernacles - The Establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven!

    10/14/2016 9:19:57 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/15/16
    The Feast of Tabernacles prophetic fulfillment is the Kingdom Age under the reign of the Messiah of Israel (Isa. 2: 1-5, 11:1-10; Micah 4:1-4; Zech. 8:21-23; 14:9, 16-21 etc...). This establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven will commence after an EXPONENTIALLY HORRIFIC seven-year worldwide tribulation climaxing with the Battle of Armageddon, ( i.e., at the return of Messiah to earth) (Matt 24; Rev. 19:11-21). First, there will be a great global, spiritual apostasy and lawlessness (godlessness) in which global war, genocide, and pestilence shall super-exceedingly abound (Rev. 6; 9:17-19). There will be great and awesome signs in the heavens (Joel...
  • Federal Court: Christian Pregnancy Centers Must Tell Patients Where They Can Get Abortions

    10/14/2016 5:34:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/14/16 | Bre Payton
    A federal court just ruled that pregnancy centers have to tell their patients where they can get publicly-funded contraception and an abortion—even if it violates their religious beliefs. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that California law AB 775, which compels Christian, pro-life pregnancy centers to advocate for abortion, doesn’t impede their First Amendment right to exercise their religious beliefs. The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, a faith-based pro-life group with 111 clinics in California, has been embroiled in lawsuit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris for a year since the bill was signed into law...
  • The King of Bahrain Donates Land for the Construction of a New Coptic Church

    10/14/2016 5:13:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 10/13/16
    Manama (Agenzia Fides) - Coptic Orthodox priest Royce George, engaged in the pastoral care of the Orthodox Coptic community in Bahrain, has confirmed the donation of land by King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa for the construction of the second Coptic church in the Kingdom. The new building of Christian worship will rise in the capital, Manama, and will become a point of reference for the liturgies and pastoral activities that will involve approximately 1,500 Coptic families resident in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The donation was announced after the meeting which took place in late April between the King of...
  • Protestors Rush Detroit Megachurch During Service For Shady Tithes And Hosting Trump [VIDEO]

    10/14/2016 1:16:56 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | Sep 24 2016
    A group of Detroit protestors stormed into Great Faith Ministries to call attention to pastors who ride in luxury cars as their congregation struggles to make ends meet. Members of community organization New Era Detroit bum rushed a worship service at Great Faith after growing tired of seeing lead pastor Bishop Wayne T. Jackson living a lavish lifestyle while the community that he “serves” suffers. Video of the event shows the group walking into the church in the middle of service, demanding “church accountability.” The move comes just days after the church hosted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Check out...
  • Post your favorite KJV Bible verses.

    10/14/2016 12:48:33 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 123 replies
    KJV Bible
    You may have one you may have many, the more the merrier!If there was any a time in the history of these United States, where the preserved word of God, is sorely needed, it is in these days. This thread is not intended to be a place where all the KJV critics come to debate on why they don't believe Almighty God can preserve his word, (If you don't believe God can preserve His own word for all eternity, then how can you possible believe He can preserve your soul for all eternity?) instead this thread is intended to be...
  • Clinton campaign chief helped start Catholic organisations to create ‘revolution’ in the Church

    10/12/2016 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | October 12, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief helped to create campaign groups to press for a “revolution” in the Catholic Church, according to leaked emails. John Podesta, head of Clinton’s campaign, says he helped to found two Catholic organisations to press for change in the Church. In emails from 2011 released by Wikileaks and alleged to be by Podesta, he responds to an email from Barack Obama’s friend and former boss, Sandy Newman, about an “opening for a Catholic Spring”. Newman suggests that “Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for...
  • Pope Francis Invites French Muslim Leaders to Meet in Vatican

    10/11/2016 6:14:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/16 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis will receive a delegation from the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) in the Vatican on November 3, according to French media sources.The five members representing the CFCM include President Anwar Kbibech, the three Vice-Presidents and the Secretary General of the organization, Abdallah Zekri. They will meet with the Pope in a private audience after meeting with the prelate in charge of relations with Islam, French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. “I am very happy to meet the Pope because he is a man of dialogue and a man of peace,” Adballah Zekri said. A national elected body, the...
  • Since Beginning of Conflict in Syria, Christian Population Decreased by 1 mil - Russian Foreign Min

    10/11/2016 6:05:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/7/16
    ** The number of Christian community in Iraq is a tenth of what it was, falling to 150,000Moscow, October 7, Interfax - The fate of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East is a source of concern for Moscow. "Historically, Russia has helped and supported fraternal Christians that were harassed and discriminated against and defended their rights and interests, with arms in hand, if need be. Therefore, we are naturally worried about the future of the 2,000-year Christian presence in the Middle East. According to some human rights organisations, in the past seven years the number...
  • Feminist Protesters Assault Catholic Cathedral in Argentina

    10/11/2016 5:59:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/10/16 | Ines San Martin
    Women with naked torsos demanding legal and free abortion and the legal recognition of prostitution as a legitimate trade assaulted a Catholic cathedral in Argentina on Sunday, hurling stones and bottles and prompting police to fire rubber bullets into the crowd.A feminist rally demanding an end to gender violence in Argentina ended with some violence of its own, as demonstrators hurled stones and bottles at a 19th century Catholic cathedral, prompting police to fire rubber bullets into the crowd. Several marchers were arrested, while both police and journalists covering the event were injured. The demonstration featured women with naked torsos...
  • Clinton Campaign's Anti-Catholic Emails

    10/11/2016 3:55:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 11, 2016 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    So yeah, the Clinton campaign picked Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee but a recently leaked email displays the animus and disdain which the campaign views conservative Catholics. WikiLeaks released an email chain that included Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, Clinton campaign communications director Jen Palmieri, and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin. Halpin wrote: Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist...
  • Muslims converting to Christianity in Saudi Arabia, despite intense persecution

    10/11/2016 11:21:07 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 31 May 2016 | Carey Lodge
    Forced to live in secret, Christians in Saudi Arabia are being supported in their faith online. Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia, where the legal system is based on Sharia law. Courts regularly impose severe physical punishments, including the death penalty, for apostasy, and non-Muslim places of worship are prohibited. According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Saudi Arabia "remains uniquely repressive in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam". The government prosecutes, imprisons and flogs individuals for dissent, apostasy, blasphemy and sorcery, and imposes "systematic,...