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  • Vatican to Host Conference on ‘Migration, Xenophobia, and Politically Motivated Populism’

    06/17/2018 4:46:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced a joint venture with the Vatican to co-host a meeting next September on “migration, xenophobia, and politically motivated populism.” The WCC said it is partnering with the Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development in preparing the conference to be held September 17-20 as part of ongoing work toward “peace-building and migration.” The General of the WCC, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, said the meeting would be a “very useful and significant workshop to dig a bit deeper” into the problems of xenophobia as an expression of populism, as well as its links...
  • Vatican Official Explains Why Cardinal Parolin Attended Bilderberg Meeting

    06/17/2018 4:42:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/15/18 | Ed Pentin
    After much deliberation, the Vatican Secretary of State decided to take part in order to convey Catholic social teaching to those who would not otherwise hear it.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, accepted an invitation to address the controversial and secretive Bilderberg Meeting earlier this month in order to take the teaching of the Church to a group who would not otherwise hear it, a Vatican official has told the Register. The Vatican official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Italian organizers of the visit were persistent in extending an invitation to the most senior Vatican...
  • 84,000 Signatures Gathered for Revival of Moscow Monastery Destroyed by Communists

    06/17/2018 4:39:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/14/18
    The community of the Moscow Strastnoy (Passion) Monastery held a festive prayer meeting at Pushkin Square on Tuesday, and a procession around the historical territory of the Strastnoy Monastery, destroyed by the atheist soviets in 1937. The event was dedicated to the 360th anniversary of the founding of the holy monastery, for the restoration of which Orthodox activists have gathered more than 84,000 signatures, reports the Synodal Department for Monasteries and Monasticism of the Russian Orthodox Church. A festive moleben was celebrated by the rector of the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Putinki in Moscow...
  • Don’t Let Your To-Do List Make You Miss Being a Dad

    06/17/2018 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    CE.com ^ | 06-16-18 | Wesley Wolfe
    June 10, 2018Don’t Let Your To-Do List Make You Miss Being a DadWesley Wolfe In a technological world of instant gratification, it has become very difficult to be patient for anything to come full circle, whether it’s personal goals or products arriving in the mail. The patient man or woman is usually a simple man or woman with the ability to understand the beauty of the process; not just the outcome.I am not patient.It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about, but there’s a good chance I don’t have the patience for it. I like things to be completed so...
  • Australian Archbishop Defies Confessional Reporting Law

    06/16/2018 6:13:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/16/18 | Joshua Gill
    The acting Archbishop of Adelaide declared that the Catholic Church refuses to uphold a new law that would force priests to break the seal of confession. Greg O’Kelly, acting archbishop of Adelaide in Australia, said that the law cannot change the sanctity of the confessional and church law absolutely forbids any priest from violating the confidential nature of confession, according to The Guardian. The law, which goes into effect in October, compels religious ministers to report any confessed child abuser or face fines and prosecution. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed the law in 2017, but O’Kelly said the church...
  • I saw a Tsunami hit the United States

    06/16/2018 8:24:30 AM PDT · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 123 replies
    Destiny Encounters International ^ | 6/7/18 | Charlie Shamp
    I heard the Lord speak, “I have extended an olive branch of peace to the United States of America and will extend Donald Trump’s presidency into a second term by the power of my right hand. What I have done in the White House will happen with every branch of Government in the United States for I will pull out corruption and plant trees of righteousness that will bear much fruit. Even now the ax is laid to the root of these corrupt trees. Every tree which does not bear good fruit will be cut down, pulled out and thrown...
  • Former London Convent Now an Abortuary

    06/15/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/12/18 | K.V. Turley
    TWICKENHAM, England, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There is a large house on the southwestern outskirts of London. It is an impressive building set back from the road and towering over those who stand in front of it or those who enter. Today, it is an abortion center run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. This house, in a residential quarter of suburban London, is yet another monument to Britain’s culture of death. It was not always so. At one time, this building was a convent run by a Catholic order of nuns, the Daughters of the Immaculate. In the...
  • Irish PM Says Catholic Hospitals Will Be Forced to Abort Children

    06/15/2018 6:34:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joan Desmond
    Just weeks after a lopsided, groundbreaking vote struck down Ireland’s constitutional ban on legal abortion, the country’s Taoiseach signaled the broader moral and legal implications of this sea change in a once deeply Catholic nation. “It will not … be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil, “to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dáil [the lower house of the Irish legislature] and Seanad [senate].” Britain’s Catholic Herald reported today that two large hospitals...
  • Mrs. Dono's Leaflet to Catechists

    06/15/2018 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    a tiny whispering sound | June 16, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Pay close attention to your life and your teaching. Persevere in these things, because if you do so, you will save both yourself, and those who listen to you. 1 Timothy 4:16 Dear fellow catechists, How do you feel when you read headlines like these? "Purge" at Vatican Doctrine Office Are We Still "One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic"? Parish Displays Banner for "Pride Month" Divorce - Remarriage: the New Normal? Doctrine Chief Sees "Well-Defined Attack on Doctrine" USCCB Fires Doctrine Chief Humanae Vitae to be Revisited, Revised Vatican Spokesman: No Comment Church Should Apologize on Sex, Gender Last Rites for Voluntary...
  • Black America Walking Off the Cliff

    06/15/2018 12:55:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2018 | Samuel E. Tolley III
    I've lived long enough to witness the racist pre-Civil Rights negro-controlling techniques evolving into the self-perpetuating genocidal black machine we have today. What the Klan, Jim Crow, segregation, and every other racist policy couldn't accomplish has been accomplished beyond the expectations of the American Eugenics Society because of a singular unalterable fact. The society that perverts the family structure of man, woman, and child cannot stand, because every society that abandons the truth of God will eventually collapse. Once that foundation has eroded, the society will crumble under the sheer weight of its own depravity. But many will say, "Wait...
  • Catholic bishops rebuke Trump’s asylum changes, suggest ‘canonical penalties’

    06/14/2018 11:52:58 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 43 replies
    RNS Religious News Service ^ | June 13, 2018 | rns
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened its spring meeting this week with a stern reproach of the Trump administration’s latest immigration policies, with the group’s president suggesting the new rules on asylum are a “right to life” issue. Some bishops followed by urging protests, including “canonical penalties” for those who carry out the administration’s new rules. (cut) Cardinal proposed that a bishops be sent to the border to inspect the detention facilities where children are kept as a “sign of our pastoral concern and protest against the hardening of the American heart.” (continues)
  • Clergy Buy Cassocks Recycled from Bottles as Church of England Joins War on Plastic

    06/14/2018 6:58:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/26/28 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Butler & Butler has begun selling a men's cassock made from 100 per cent recycled polyester made from reclaimed PET bottles. The company, which specialises in fair trade and organic clerical outfits, first began selling the clothing a fortnight ago and Mr Butler says it has been popular with ethically-minded clergy. Director of the company the Rev Simon Butler said it had come...
  • Spain Chooses Anti-Catholic Atheist Prime Minister

    06/14/2018 6:42:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/12/18 | Ojel L. Rodriguez Burgos
    Pedro Sanchez aims to remove Catholicism from public lifePolitical changes in the West mostly occur through the ballot box. A week ago, however, one exception to that rule took place in the Kingdom of Spain. On June 1, the governing People's Party lost a motion of censure which amounts to a vote of no confidence without an election, forcing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign and the main opposition leader Pedro Sanchez to assume the post and form a government. The People's Party, which had won the last three elections in Spain, lost the vote to a coalition of opposition...
  • Woman’s Minister Defends Sidewalk Counseling in Australia, Gets Pummeled by Press

    06/14/2018 6:37:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/11/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    SYDNEY, June 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Minister for Women Tanya Davies was one of just eighteen members of the New South Wales Parliament to vote against a measure restricting pro-life witness in the vicinity of abortion facilities in a contentious overnight vote last week. The bill passed with 61 votes in favor around 1:20 AM Friday morning, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports, after several hours of debate. It makes it a crime punishable by jail time to film people entering or exiting abortion facilities, or engage in conduct the law deems “harassment” or “intimidation,” within 150 meters of an abortion...
  • Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes

    06/14/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have renewed a national conversation about suicide and its causes. As a homicide detective, I saw an increase in our local suicide rate first-hand over a fifteen year period, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms nationally what I observed locally: suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999.While many researchers have studied the connection between mental illness and suicide, it’s important to note that more than half the people who commit suicide are not identified as mentally ill. So, what...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, June 14, 2018 [prayer]

    06/13/2018 11:29:32 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 36 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | June 14, 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 today, as we have so many things to thank God for this day!.
  • [Australian] A-G [Attorney General] Backs Laws Forcing Priests to Break Confession Over Child Bbuse

    06/13/2018 6:22:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald | 6/10/18 | David Wroe
    Article cannot be posted due to copyright issues but click HERE for the story.
  • Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian...

    06/13/2018 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 13, 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian subway - and tells them: 'I wear whatever I like!' This is the remarkable moment a defiant woman fights back against Iran's stringent Morality Police after they confronted her about her clothes. The unnamed woman was caught on camera taking a stand against a gang of agents at the Darzaveh Zowlat metro station in Tehran, Iran. In the footage she can be seen booting one of three hijab-wearing policewomen after they took issue with her western clothing. 'I will...
  • Board accepts resignation of teacher who refused to call transgender students by preferred names

    06/12/2018 12:21:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    indy channel ^ | June 12, 2018 | Katie Cox, Matthew McClellan
    BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- The Brownsburg Community Schools board voted to accept the resignation of an orchestra teacher who refused to call transgender students by their preferred names. John Kluge attempted to rescind his resignation before it was accepted after claiming that he was forced to resign because of the school’s transgender policy. Dozens of students and parents gathered at the school board meeting Monday evening to share their support and concerns regarding Kluge's job and the school board's decision.
  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/12/2018 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 120 replies
    Pulpit and Pen ^ | JUNE 11, 2018
    The Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church has removed the term, ‘Father,’ from the Apostle’s Creed in an attempt to be more gender inclusive to God. The ancient creed of the Christian Church reads: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. However, United Methodists in the Minnesota Conference decided that referring to God as “Father” wasn’t inclusive...