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  • 2018 03 17 John Haller Prophecy Update: "Geopolitical Watch" (Fundamental Evangelical Caucus)

    03/18/2018 11:14:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 3/17/18 | John Haller
    John Haller's weekly Prophecy Update: "Geopolitical Watch". This update was done at the One in Messiah Conference in Sacramento, California on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
  • A Christian Perspective on Stephen Hawking’s Legacy

    03/17/2018 6:16:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 43 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 this week. A theoretical physicist, professor of mathematics at Cambridge University (a position once held by Isaac Newton), and author of the best-selling book A Brief History of Time, he was a legend in the scientific community. When Hawking spoke, the world listened. At one time, he seemed to be ambiguously deist (open to the possibility of God, but not as a loving Creator). But by the end, he was a devout atheist. In light of his death, the media has proudly displayed some of his most notorious...
  • The Wanderer Interviews Steven Mosher… In China, The State Aspires To Be The “Church”

    03/17/2018 5:46:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | 3/16/18 | Christopher Manion
    Steve Mosher, one of the America’s most prominent China experts, was kicked out of China — and Stanford University — in the early 1980s for breaking the “gentlemen’s rule of silence” regarding Communist China: he tore back the curtain on the country’s “one-child” policy, a draconian campaign that resulted in forced abortions performed in barbaric conditions on millions of Chinese women every year. I was working for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time, and was surprised that the State Department showed little interest in Mosher’s exposure of what was clearly one of the most egregious violation of human...
  • In Damascus, Rebel Bombardments Have Christians Fear for Their Lives

    03/17/2018 5:39:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 3/12/18 | Staff
    AS THE SYRIAN regime continues to bombard rebel forces in Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, its opponents are shelling the Syrian capital in return. The Christian district at the eastern edge of the old city has come under fire. We spoke with Father Andrzej Halemba, who is in charge of Middle East projects for our organization, for an update on the situation.What do you know about the situation in Eastern Ghouta?Our organization is in close contact with many bishops in Damascus. One of them is the head of the Melkite Greek Catholic church, Patriarch Joseph Absi. Caritas Syria is on...
  • Report: Turkey Seeks Life Prison Term for US Pastor

    03/17/2018 5:35:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/13/18 | AP
    Media reports say Turkish prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for an American pastor who is accused of links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for a failed coup attempt in Turkey. The private Dogan news agency said Tuesday that in their indictment, prosecutors in the western Turkish city of Izmir are charging pastor Andrew Brunson with being a member and of leading a terror organization. The indictment would need to be approved by a court before prosecution can begin. Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, was arrested soon after the July 2016 coup attempt.
  • Bavaria Drops Challenge to Legalization of Gay ‘Marriage’ Citing Comparable Changes in Church

    03/17/2018 5:31:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/15/18 | Maike Hickson
    MUNICH, March 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- The traditionally Catholic German state of Bavaria has decided to drop its plan to challenge a June 2017 parliamentary decision to legalize same-sex “marriages” nationwide. The decision comes after two legal opinions were written for Bavaria pointing out that many countries in the world have legalized same-sex “marriage.” The Bavarian State Chancellor, in his white paper for the March 6th cabinet meeting refers to the fact that even representatives of the Catholic Church are now in the process of “carefully opening themselves up to a change.” On March 6th, the Government of Bavaria decided...
  • Michael Gerson Is Mostly Right about Evangelicals and Trump; But what he's wrong about is important

    03/17/2018 7:20:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/17/2018 | John Ellis
    Michael Gerson's much-ballyhooed articles in The Atlantic and The Washington Post have made quite a splash, at least among evangelicals. Much of the response has been of the hand-wringing kind. As in, what right does Gerson have to throw evangelicals under the bus because of their support for Donald Trump? Well, count me as an evangelical who mostly agrees with Michael Gerson. I believe that the overall support for Donald Trump is a self-imposed obstacle to evangelicals' ability to be a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.When Gerson, after listing just some of Trump's sizeable moral failings,...
  • Oregon High Court Suspends Judge Who Refused to Marry Gays

    03/16/2018 5:34:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    San Francisco Gate ^ | 3/15/18 | Tom James
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday handed down the longest suspension in its history to a judge who refused to marry gay couples in the state, but stopped short of removing him from office. Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day had come to the attention of authorities after allegations he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. In 2016, an ethics commission recommended that Day be removed from office. Instead, the court ordered Day suspended for three years. Despite public attention garnered by Day's actions toward gay people following same-sex marriage...
  • Attacked by Muslim Mob, Coptic Woman is Still Living a Nightmare

    03/16/2018 5:21:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 3/12/18 | ACN Staff
    HER NIGHTMARE was triggered by false rumors of an affair between her married son and a married Muslim woman. After 50 years of living quietly in the Egyptian village of Kom Lofi—some 180 miles south of Cairo—Souad Thabet, a 70-year-old Coptic woman, became the victim of an angry mob of Muslims out to punish her for her son’s alleged transgression of conservative Muslim mores. Her life would be changed forever. Still trembling with fear and sorrow over the tragedy that befell her and her family, Mrs. Thabet tells her story:“It was Friday, May 20, 2016. After we learned from people...
  • Prayer Thread for dp0622's wife

    03/16/2018 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 114 replies
    Freepmail ^ | 03-16-18 | dp0622
    From dp0622 | 03/16/2018 3:34:30 AM PDT read My wife has found a massive lump on her after having had breast cancer twice. The others were pea sized. This one isn’t. PLEASE post for pre-emptive prayers before she sees the doctor today. You can use my screen name in it. I dont care. She has had cancer altogether four times already. She CAN’T go through this again. WE can’t go through this again. Thank you.
  • Google Puts the Squeeze on LifeSiteNews

    03/15/2018 6:13:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | March 15, 2018 | Dave Blount
    LifeSiteNews has experienced the ire of the Ministry of Truth — a.k.a. Google: Google, the world’s most popular internet tool, has removed revenue-generating ads from select LifeSiteNews reports after it deemed that some of the content on the pro-life and pro-family website violated Google standards. Stories that were regarded as unacceptable by Google included a woman reporting on the sexual abuse she experienced growing up in an LGBT home, a piece featuring a baby born prematurely and looking conspicuously human, one with a video of another conspicuously human fetus still in the amniotic sac, and a story with no images...
  • Chinese Parishes Get Sacked by Communist Authorities

    03/15/2018 6:07:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | David Nussman
    While Vatican compromises with the government, crosses and statues are removed by forceYINING, China ( - As the Vatican is negotiating with China's Communist government, the same government has removed crosses and statues from Catholic parishes. Reports say that two Catholic churches in China have recently had their crosses, statues and domes removed at the command of governmental authorities. In Henan Province, authorities removed numerous crosses from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on March 9. They removed a total of 10 crosses from three structures: the cathedral itself, a gate tower and a smaller old church. After...
  • Catholic Caucus] More Fake News from the Vatican, “the Pope in the Attic,”...

    03/15/2018 11:16:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant ^ | March 14, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The AP catches the Vatican doctoring a crucial photo of a “letter from Benedict” praising Francis. It’s business as usual for the Bergoglian propaganda machine.Meanwhile, Msgr. Dario Vigano, Vatican Communications/PR chief launches the SuperPope Tee.Five years after Benedict XVI fled the Chair of Peter, allowing “The Dictator Pope” to occupy it—thus accomplishing the temporarily thwarted objective of the St. Gallen “mafia”— Benedict now declares in a purported letter from him that “there is an internal continuity” between his pontificate and the Bergoglian dictatorship.  Addressed to Msgr. Dario Vigano, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, the letter has all the earmarks of...
  • Lutheran seminary president ousted in controversy over past "conversion therapy" work

    03/15/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 56 replies ^ | 14 March A.D. 2018 | Charles Thompson
    A prominent Lutheran seminary with two campuses in Pennsylvania is having a stormy moment of reckoning over the early-career, "conversion therapy" work by its first-year president. That moment reached a climax at the United Lutheran Seminary Wednesday, with the school's board of trustees voting to end the Rev. Theresa F. Latini's tenure as president. Latini, who answered some questions from PennLive via email Wednesday night, called the board's action unfair. "I have been scapegoated by an historically divided institution resistant to unification," she wrote, "and have been given little chance to respond to the accusations against me." United Lutheran Seminary...
  • Three Bishops Among Assembly that Made Xi Jinping President for Life

    03/14/2018 6:35:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | Wang Zhicheng
    Although how they voted remains unknown, the appearance of the three bishop-delegates has already helped make the story of the biggest constitutional change in 36 years. The three are: Joseph Huang Bingzhang of Shantou, excommunicated, Guo Jincai of Chengde, illegitimately ordained and Fang Jianping, illegitimately ordained and who after receiving forgiveness participated in three illicit episcopal ordinations as consecrating or concelebrantBeijing (AsiaNews) - There were Catholic bishops among the delegates of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) that on 11 March took the historic decision to accept 21 amendments to the Chinese Constitution, including one that allows an infinite term...
  • Federal Sex Abuse Lawsuit Names Bp. Cistone, Saginaw Diocese

    03/14/2018 6:26:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/13/18 | Christine Niles
    17-yr-old victim accuses bishop of engaging in cover-upSAGINAW, Mich. ( - A sex abuse victim is filing a federal lawsuit accusing the Saginaw diocese and Bp. Joseph Cistone of a cover-up. According to the complaint, Linden v. Saginaw, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, John Doe — the 17-year-old male victim — alleges that he was the victim not only of Fr. Robert DeLand (arrested for sexual assault) but also of Bp. Cistone and the Saginaw diocese, who knew about DeLand's criminal behavior but did little to address it. The complaint claims Fr....
  • Vatican Seeks to ‘Change the Narrative’ on Immigration by Emphasizing the Positive

    03/14/2018 6:22:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/11/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The Vatican is looking to change people’s perspective on mass migration by highlighting positive stories to replace the negative accounts that dominate the media. Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, the co-secretary of the Vatican’s department for migrants and refugees, said that the Church needs to “change the narrative” on immigration, because “the public view is negative” in an address to members of the International Catholic Migration Commission on March 7. “We need positive stories,” Czerny said, in order to help people appreciate the benefits of migration instead of always focusing on its problems. As Breitbart News has reported, “Migrant” was the...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl Zen: Chinese Catholics’ “continuous harassments…would take volumes to be narrated.”

    03/14/2018 3:28:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 9, 2018 | Anthony E. Clark
    I would like the express my gratitude to Cardinal Zen for agreeing to answer a few questions for Catholic World Report at this crucial moment in the history of the Catholic Church in China. Over the past several days we corresponded about pressing issues related to the current Sino-Vatican negotiations that are underway. I first met Cardinal Zen several years ago at his humble residence with the Salesians in Hong Kong, where we spent more than an hour discussing the state of China’s Church. Since then, Catholics in China have encountered new pressures from state authorities. Their situation has become...
  • Conor Lamb's whopper of a lie on Catholicism and abortion

    03/14/2018 6:49:39 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies ^ | March 7, 2018 | Maureen Ferguson
    Remember when President Barack Obama insulted small-town Pennsylvania voters by saying they bitterly “cling to guns or religion”? In next week’s special election, there is a strange new twist to this condescending attitude towards people of faith coming from the Democratic congressional candidate, Conor Lamb. In a recent interview, Lamb oddly invoked his religion to defend his position in support of late-term abortion. He tells us that he never learned the term “pro-life” in Catholic school, and therefore he would vote against any limits on abortion, and would even oppose a recent bill to ban abortion past 20 weeks of...
  • Ohio Bishop Warns Against Fr. James Martin Talk

    03/13/2018 5:52:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/11/18 | Christine Niles
    Abp Schnurr: 'The event is in no way sponsored by, sanctioned by or associated with the Catholic Church'CINCINNATI, Ohio ( - An Ohio prelate is warning the faithful about a talk offered by pro-gay priest Fr. James Martin, SJ. On Friday, Abp. Dennis Schnurr of Cincinatti published a statement making clear Martin's talk, scheduled for March 24 at the University of Cincinnati, "is in no way sponsored by, sanctioned by, or associated with the Catholic Church." Other speakers include censured religious Sr. Jeannine Gramick and self-professed lesbian Jamie Manson. The archbishop's statement came after a number of Catholics flooded his...