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  • Orban: We Must Protect the Christian Culture

    12/25/2017 5:29:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    In his Christmas message published in Hungarian daily Magyar Idok, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, referring to mass immigration, stresses that “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” today means that we have to love our neighbours, but we also have to protect our homelands, nations, families, culture, the European civilisation. The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Christian identity, which determines everything in Europe, from birth to everyday life and to death. “Our culture is the culture of life. Our starting point, the alpha and omega of our philosophy is the value of life, the dignity every person received from...
  • New Polish PM Sees Return to Christian Roots as Only Way to Stop Europe’s Decline

    12/17/2017 7:04:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/14/17 | Natalia Dueholm
    December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Mateusz Morawiecki, the new Prime Minister of Poland, spoke about re-Christianizing Europe during the first interview after his nomination. His Law and Justice party has been under constant attack by the EU political elites. Last Friday Morawiecki, 49, was appointed Prime Minister by President Andrzej Duda. He replaced Beata Szydło, who had served only half a term. Morawiecki had been Minister of Development, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister in Szydło’s government. He was sworn into office last Monday, and gave his first interview the previous Friday. The topics of the conversation with a...
  • European Church Leaders: Populism ‘Compromises’ the Truth

    10/29/2017 8:20:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/28/17 | Carol Glatz
    When you have the idea that your nation is higher, is better than other nations, that is not Christian'Healthy patriotism is different from nationalist, populist fervor that manipulates people for political ends, said two top Church leaders. “When you have the idea that your nation is higher, is better than other nations, that is not Christian, that is not according to the Christian faith,” said German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE). “If you say, love your neighbour like yourself, that’s Christian,” he said during a...
  • Church of England to Debate Services for Same-Sex Couples After Bishop Backs Diocese Call

    10/29/2017 8:24:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/20/17 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England will debate blessings for same-sex couples after a motion was passed by one diocese, with the support of the local bishop, calling for a formal liturgy. The Bishop of Hereford, who spoke in favour of the change and voted for the motion, said he thinks clergy should be helped to carry out a more formal service with recently married gay couples. Hereford's diocesan synod has voted to support a motion calling on the House of Bishops to "commend an Order of Prayer and Dedication after the registration of a civil partnership or a same sex marriage"....
  • Why Russians Hate the Idea of the Separation of Church and State

    10/29/2017 8:28:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 10/25/17 | Matfey Shaheen
    By severing the union between them, you don’t decrease corruption. You increase itOne of the most common criticisms of organised religion is that it involves itself in the affairs of politics and war. People say: “Why are religious leaders getting involved in political discussions? Politics is Politics, religion is religion, never should the two meet.” Non-religious people point to the Papal States and the Spanish Inquisition as examples of religion being too political. Likewise, many religious people have reasonable concerns that religion could be corrupted by politics and used for nefarious ends. Meanwhile, throughout history, there has always been a...
  • Christian Students Kept Away from Incoming Freshmen So They Would ‘Feel Welcome’

    10/11/2017 7:19:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/10/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    At Oxford, where the motto is, “The Lord is my Light.” Members of the Christian Union (CU) were banned from attending a freshman fair at the University of Oxford for fears that incoming students might face “potential harm” and feel unwelcome. According to Breitbart London, the university wanted to keep the freshers’ fair a “secular space” after concerns were raised by “student welfare representatives.” This was a strange turn of events for an institue established under Christianity. An internal e-mail explained the university’s reasoning: "We recognise the wonderful advantages in having CU representatives at the Fresher’s Fair, but are concerned...
  • Passengers Flee in Panic as Commuter Reads Bible Aloud on London Train

    10/03/2017 12:57:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/2/17 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Commuters travelling in South-West London experienced delays Monday morning after passengers on a train forced open the doors and ran onto the tracks to escape a man with a bible. The incident took place near Wimbledon station, as a passenger on a packed commuter train started reading lines from the bible. Another passenger asked the man to stop because he was “scaring” others, but it was already too late and panic had set in. The Bible reading man was questioned by police after the train reached the station but was found to be carrying only books and water, and was...
  • Massive Collapse in Number of Anglicans in Britain, New Survey Shows

    09/04/2017 7:08:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 9/4/17 | Ruth Gledhill
    The number of Anglicans in Britain has collapsed by 50 per cent in under two decades, according to figures released today. The latest British Social Attitudes survey’s data on religion show that the number of people in Britain who describe themselves as having no religion at all is also at its highest ever level. More than half, 53 per cent, of the British public now describe themselves as having ‘no religion’. This is up from 48 per cent in 2015. Figures released earlier from the same survey showed that that religious people are becoming more socially liberal on issues like...
  • Arlene Foster: I’m not changing my mind on marriage or abortion

    08/12/2017 9:29:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    The Christian Institute ^ | 8-11-17 | The Christian Institute
    DUP leader Arlene Foster is rejecting pressure to introduce same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland, saying her support for traditional marriage and the unborn is resolute. Speaking on Monday, Mrs Foster expressed sadness that opponents of redefining marriage are branded ‘homophobic’ and ‘haters’. And following a separate meeting with pro-life supporters, she said the party would do everything in its power to uphold Northern Ireland’s current law on abortion. Westminster pressure Last week, a gay pride event in Belfast called for the introduction of same-sex marriage. The UK Government approved the flying of the LGBT ‘rainbow’ flag at an...
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    08/10/2017 7:05:41 AM PDT · by Javeth · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2017
    Christianity is making a comeback in Europe – and it’s mostly thanks to Muslims, say experts in Islam and faith leaders. A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches
  • France: Churches Vanish, Mosques Spring Up

    08/06/2017 8:13:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 8/6/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * In the last 30 years, more mosques and Muslim prayer centers have been built in France than all the Catholic churches built in the last century. * The Church of Santa Rita used to stand in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris. A few weeks after Father Hamel was murdered by Islamic terrorists, the French police cleared the church. It is now a parking lot. Police dragged the priests out by their legs as a Mass was being celebrated.* In France there are laws protecting old trees. But the state is free to flatten old Christian churches. The vacuums...
  • New Threat to Evangelical Christians in the UK

    07/30/2017 6:38:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Barnabas Fund ^ | 7/27/17
    Recently, Barnabas Aid has drawn attention to the increasing hostility to evangelical Christians that has characterised some sections of the media and even some government institutions. Over the past 12 months we have seen Christian politicians asked overtly theological questions and attempts by some mainstream media in the recent UK general election to ”out” parliamentary candidates as Christians, declaring them “unfit” to hold public office because they held mainstream Christian beliefs such as believing in miracles. In other words, a significant parallel is now developing between how gay people were treated by the press a generation or so ago, and...
  • Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades - report

    07/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/18/17 | BBC
    At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. The alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed. Victims said the experience was like "a prison, hell and a concentration camp". The alleged physical abuse relates to children attending both the Regensburger Domspatzen's pre-school and high school,...
  • Christian Street Preachers Acquitted: CPS Must Now Answer Questions Over Attempt to Censor...

    07/06/2017 7:48:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Two Christian street preachers have been found not guilty of inciting public disorder at Bristol Crown Court. In February, Michael Stockwell and Michael Overd were convicted at Bristol Magistrates Court of an offence under the Crime and Disorder Act, after police claimed that the crowd around them became disorderly as a result of their preaching. They appealed to the Crown Court and after a 3 day hearing on Friday were found not guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. Barnabas Fund provided an expert witness, who demonstrated that the content of their preaching was largely quotations from the King James Bible (the...
  • Swedish Christian Kids Banned From Saying Grace At Mealtimes, Can No Longer Say ‘Amen’

    06/27/2017 3:00:37 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Christian preschool in Sweden has banned children from saying grace at mealtimes, talking about the Bible, or saying “Amen”. The decision to forbid children at the school in Umea to engage in religious practices was reached after a school inspection. The municipality’s supervisors in charge of education noted that the Christian activities violate Sweden’s educational policies, Swedish National Broadcaster STV reported. Sweden’s Education Act prohibits schools from having confessional elements during school time and says children should be able to opt-out of religious practices. Inspectors believed the preschool, run by the Salvation Army, didn’t give children a choice as...
  • Oldest German Diocese to Close 96% of Parishes

    06/17/2017 3:32:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    1P5 ^ | June 16, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the Diocese of Trier, in Germany, has announced that the diocese will be closing almost all of its parishes. From Gloria.tv: Trier diocese, the oldest in Germany, will dissolve its 903 parishes and reduce them to 35, liberal Bishop Stephan Ackermann (54) explained on Friday during an information meeting of the diocese in Trier. He spoke of a “crisis”.Ackermann admitted that the new parishes will have nothing in common with the traditional ones “but the name”. Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx. A Feature, Not a BugFor most Catholics in the English-speaking world, there...
  • ANTI-CHRISTIANITY IN FRANCE

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after François Fillon’s victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Libération’s headline was: “Help, Jesus is coming back!” The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>
  • Christian teacher in Berlin banned from wearing crucifix necklace

    04/11/2017 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 April 2017 17:17 CEST+02:00
    Berlin’s neutrality law is most often discussed in relation to the Islamic headscarf. But one Christian teacher has found that it applies to other religions as well. A Protestant teacher working in the Wedding district of Berlin was told to immediately stop wearing her cross necklace, the German Catholic News Agency (KNA) reported on Tuesday. Consistorial president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Protestant Church Jörg Antoine confirmed last week that the woman had been given the instructions, which were based on Berlin’s neutrality law that prohibits teachers and other public sector workers from wearing religious symbols. The neutrality law has generally applied...
  • Obama's Berlin visit to coincide with Trump in Brussels

    04/11/2017 10:35:41 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4/11/17 | Kate Connolly
    Barack Obama is to visit Berlin on his first trip to Europe since leaving office. The former president will be in Germany on 25 May, the same day his successor, Donald Trump, is due in Brussels for a meeting of Nato leaders, in what is expected to be the incumbent US president’s first foreign trip since taking office. Obama will travel to Germany for the launch of a summer of celebratory events organised by the Protestant church to mark its 500th anniversary.
  • Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

    04/02/2017 10:01:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 4/2/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Muslims do not need to become the majority in the UK; they just need gradually to Islamize the most important cities. The change is already taking place. * British personalities keep opening the door to introducing Islamic sharia law. One of the leading British judges, Sir James Munby, said that Christianity no longer influences the courts and these must be multicultural, which means more Islamic. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Chief Justice Lord Phillips, also suggested that the English law should "incorporate" elements of sharia law. * British universities are...