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  • Italian friend: 'Dear Mel Gibson! Why did you stain 'The Passion' with your ugly racism?'

    04/15/2012 3:42:47 AM PDT · by Milagros · 27 replies
    The following is from an Italian penpal: --- Mel Gibson accused of violent and anti-Jewish rants The script Eszterhas wrote for Mel Gibson is entitled " The MacCabees '," a project Gibson initiated after facing an earlier round of anti-semitism charges. Gibson..http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-last-word/47037091 Eszterhas: Mel Gibson hates Jews; wanted to murder Oksana Eszterhas writes: “You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horses—.’ You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ... you insisted ‘it’s in...
  • Baptist leader criticizes Trayvon Martin support [Richard Land]

    04/15/2012 12:57:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Kansas City Star / The Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2012 | Travis Loller
    The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm condemns the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin case as "shameful." Some black pastors within the nation's largest Protestant denomination say Richard Land's comments are setting back an effort to broaden the faith's appeal beyond its traditional white, Southern base. Land says he stands by his assertion that President Barack Obama "poured gasoline on the racialist fires" when he addressed Martin's slaying and that Obama, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton have used the case "to try to gin up the black vote for...
  • Le Figaro - "Rome and Écône on the Verge of Reaching an Agreement"

    04/14/2012 6:38:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/13/12 | Jean-Marie Guénois
    From major French daily Le Figaro, in an article signed by its main religion correspondent, Jean-Marie Guénois: The signing of a document establishing relations between the Holy See and the disciples of Abp. Lefebvre is a matter of days. Officially, the Vatican awaits the response of Bp. Bernard Fellay, the head of the Lefebvrists. As soon as it is received in Rome - "it is a matter of days, and no longer of weeks", - it will be immediately examined. If it conforms to expectations, the Holy See will very quickly announce a historic agreement with this group of faithful,...
  • Black Pastors Silent as Farrakhan Attacks Christianity

    04/14/2012 1:48:19 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 51 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 14, 2012 | JP
    Not a word from Jesse Jackson. Not a peep from Al Sharpton. Not one black pastor stepped up this week to respond to the attack upon the Christian faith by Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. In separate appearances at predominantly black Alabama A&M University in Normal, Ala. and Miss ionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., Farrakhan declared that black Christians are self-hating; that they are following the white man’s religion. “See,” said Farrakhan, “you’ve got a song you sing in the church, ‘Ride on Kind Jesus.’” What it really means, he told his black audience, is “Ride...
  • Iraq Rebuilding Its Military, Even as They Rebuild Babylon: Prophetic Significance?

    04/14/2012 5:28:00 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 13 replies
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, the nation we know today as the Republic of Iraq—known variously in Scripture as Babel, Babylon, Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Shinar—will emerge as the global center of wealth, power and terrible evil. Eventually Iraq will pose a direct and existential threat to the State of Israel, particularly during the Tribulation. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein and his regime in 2003, Iraq has not been a regional threat, much less a danger to Israel. Some have assumed, therefore, that Iraq would no longer play a major role in Middle Eastern or global affairs...
  • Get Ready For SSPX Pandemonium

    04/13/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 13, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    April 15th is an unpleasant day in the United States and we await its arrival with dread. But in Rome and in Écône, Switzerland and around the world thousands upon thousands look upon the 15th with fear and hope all mixed together. April 15th is the deadline. And if you are smart, you should be paying attention too. By April 15th the Society of Saint Pius X will give their response to a “Doctrinal Preamble” outlining “certain doctrinal principles and criteria for the interpretation of Catholic doctrine … (while also) leaving open to legitimate discussion the examination and theological explanation...
  • In the Country that Used to be England

    04/13/2012 1:06:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 4/12/12 | Mark Shea
    ...it has long been a given that all religions are equally superior to the Catholic Church. Now that the country has largely de-Christianized, that has expanded to the confidence that all religions are equally superior to Christianity. So, for instance, Cameron's Britain takes it for granted that Christians can not only be compelled not to wear crosses, but that if one of them becomes uppity enough to do so, all you have to do is trot out the language about mean Christians who advertise their faith as though it was superior to other beliefs. Whipped Christians, timid about appearing "judgmental",...
  • Catholic College President: No Compromise. We Must be Willing to Die for What We Believe.

    04/13/2012 12:58:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/12/12 | Matthew Archbold
    The waiting is the hardest part. Few people in the country followed the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Affordable Care Act more closely than Belmont Abbey College President Bill Thierfelder. As you probably remember, Belmont Abbey College filed the initial lawsuit against the Obama administration’s HHS contraceptive mandate that would require religious institutions, in violation of their conscience, to pay for contraceptive drugs—including those that could cause an abortion. Thierfelder said that the initial idea wasn’t some part of a large legal strategy. It came from a conversation between him and the Abbot of the monastery on campus, Placid Solari,...
  • The Speed of Change in the Republic of Rights

    04/13/2012 7:14:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 4/13/12 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
    “I grew up in Kansas. When I began my book Render Unto Caesar in 2006, I had in my mind the America I always knew—or thought I knew. But that America, I admit, has been passing for fifty years, and probably longer.” —Charles Chaput, September 2010The Catholic thinkers, in the past century or so, argued that the Church’s tenets and principles are basically compatible with the intellectual framework of the Founding Fathers. Indeed, contrariwise, they argued that the American Founders discovered their basic principles, knowingly or not, from the Catholic tradition. One can dispute this assumption. Many of the founding...
  • Traditional Catholicism Is Winning

    04/13/2012 12:18:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 April 2012 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT AND CHRISTOPHER WHITE
    There were 467 new priestly ordinations in the U.S. last year, and Boston's seminary had to turn away applicants. .. progressive Catholics were predicting the end of the celibate male priesthood in books like "Full Pews and Empty Altars" and "The Death of Priesthood." Yet today the number of priestly ordinations is steadily increasing. A new seminary is to be built near Charlotte, N.C., and the archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has expanded its facilities to accommodate the surge in priestly candidates. Boston's Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley: when he arrived in 2003 to lead that archdiocese he was advised to close...
  • Bishops tell Catholics to disobey 'unjust laws

    04/13/2012 12:08:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    St. Louis Today ^ | 13 Apr 2012 | David Gibson
    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops called Thursday for a national campaign in defense of religious liberty, and urged resistance to laws that church officials consider unjust....The statement by the bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty was released Wednesday, and its chief concern is President Barack Obama's proposal to provide contraception coverage to all employees with health insurance, including those who work for religious groups. The statement includes an explicit threat of widespread civil disobedience by the nation's 67 million Catholics. "If we face today the prospect of unjust laws, then Catholics in America, in solidarity with our fellow citizens,...
  • Parents Speak Out and Keep “God” in “God Bless the USA” Song

    04/12/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT · by sreastman · 6 replies
    FaithIssues ^ | 4/12/2012 | Liberty Counsel
    Parents Speak Out and Keep “God” in “God Bless the USA” Song Faith Issues/Liberty Counsel Today, fourth graders at Stall Brook Elementary School were permitted to perform “God Bless the USA” at their public school assembly, because people in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and around the country stood for common sense and the children’s First Amendment rights. Originally, teachers replaced the phrase “God Bless the USA” with “We Love the USA,” in the song written by Lee Greenwood. After parents strongly voiced their disapproval, the school pulled the song from the itinerary altogether, but that did not sit well with the parents...
  • Radical Muslims threaten journalists in Germany over mass distribution of Korans

    04/12/2012 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 10 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 12 April 2012 | Cathcon
    Now German journalists critical of Islamists are in the cross hairs: In a video on YouTube radical Mulsims showed private photos of an employee of the "Frankfurter Rundschau" - accompanied by threats against the "apes and pigs" who published "mendacious" reports. Research by the newspaper "Die Welt" revealed that the film was created by a group associated with the Salafists, who presently are distributing 25 million Korans in German. The initiative began on Saturday in several towns. The day before the video was posted online. In Berlin, as far as we are aware, no Korans have yet been distributed.
  • Protestant Croydon flock follows vicar to Catholic church {Ecumenical}

    04/12/2012 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Local guardian ^ | 12 April 2012 | Hannah Williamson
    A Croydon congregation has taken an extraordinary leap of faith by switching their beliefs to follow a popular preacher. Parishioners at a Church of England parish church have converted to Catholicism after their vicar left to join a neighbouring Catholic church six weeks ago. Father Donald Minchew, together with 69 of his previous congregation - almost half his flock - and three new members, were received into the full communion at St Mary's Church, in Wellesley Road, on April 3. Former Anglican bishop, Monsignor John Broadhurst, received and confirmed the group, who will now form the Croydon Ordinariate. Father Donald...
  • Humanists to Mount Legal Challenge Against New [Catholic] Schools [UK]

    04/12/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/12/12 | Madeleine Teahan
    A legal challenge will be launched against the building of two new Catholic schools in southwest London. The British Humanist Association (BHA) and the Richmond Inclusive Schools Campaign (RISC) are planning to mount a legal challenge against Richmond Council, following an application by the Diocese of Westminster to build a Catholic primary and secondary school. A spokesman for the Diocese of Westminster defended the application stating: “The Diocese of Westminster believe that Richmond Council have acted entirely properly in respect of proposals for the establishment of new Voluntary Aided Catholic primary and secondary schools in the borough. “The proposed court...
  • Catholic Voices heeds Pope's call for public witness in US

    04/12/2012 5:01:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    cna ^ | April 11, 2012
    Denver, Colo., Apr 11, 2012 / 03:17 pm (CNA).- The recently-formed Catholic Voices USA organization is seeking volunteers to defend Church teachings, in response to Pope Benedict XVI's recent call for an effective witness in public life. At a January 2012 meeting with U.S. bishops in Rome, the Pope said that “articulate and well-formed Catholic laity” were needed to “counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church's participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the future of American society.”In order to fulfill this call, Catholic Voices USA is seeking members of the Church in the...
  • Obama: Jesus Is ‘A Son of God’

    04/11/2012 9:39:17 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | Apr. 4, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking to a group of Christian clergy at the Easter Prayer Breakfast he hosted at the White House on Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to Jesus Christ as “a son of God.” ... “And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured--not just as a Son of God, but as a human being.” The Christian faith teaches that Jesus is the only Son of God.
  • Jesse Jackson lauds Zimmerman charges

    04/11/2012 9:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson is congratulating the Florida special prosecutor for her actions in the case of Trayvon Martin and the charges filed against the suspect in his death. --snip-- In a statement, the head of Chicago-based Rainbow-PUSH Coalition said he is hopeful the judicial process will be fair and just. Jackson adds despite the charge against Zimmerman, the issue of the law under which he claims he acted must be addressed. He says Florida's Stand Your Ground law should be repealed....
  • Study finds new religious vocations are younger, more educated

    04/11/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | April 11, 2012
    Religious women at World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2012 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent study of men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2011 shows that new members of religious orders are younger and more educated than those in the past. “We are encouraged by the report’s findings that men and women are considering a vocation at a younger age,” said Mercy Sister Mary Joanna Ruhland, associate director of the U.S. bishops’ secretariat of vocations and consecrated life.“As the Catholics recognize their responsibility to build a vocation culture in its...
  • Open letter to Cardinal from disobedient priests in Austria

    04/11/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 4 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 11 April 2012 | Cathcon
    Peter Paul Kaspar, Academic Chaplain in Linz, author, musician, executive member of the Parish Priest Initiative helped to formulate the "Call to Disobedience" and now writes an open letter to Cardinal Christoph Schönborn THE OPEN LETTER Dear Cardinal! We - the executive of the Parish Priest Initiative - have issued at Pentecost 2011 a "Call to Disobedience," because we wanted our urgent demands for reform to be made public. This has succeeded worldwide even being cited in the Holy Thursday homily of the Pope. The decades-long internal proposals and suggestions put forward were so far always put politely in the...