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  • No, Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Feminist Icon

    02/14/2017 8:33:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rachel Bovard
    Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was vaulted to high status among feminists.What did she do? Did she lay down in the street to protect the voting rights of women? Did she take a stand against sex trafficking and female exploitation?No. She knowingly and flagrantly broke a long-standing rule of the Senate. And for this, the left made her a hero.The rule that Warren broke was Section 2 of Rule 19, a century-old prohibition on senators from attributing conduct or motives “unworthy or unbecoming” to another senator.If applied, it requires the offending senator to “take his (or her) seat,” meaning...
  • WSJ Writer [from Iran] Announces Conversion to Catholicism -- honors Fr. Jacques Hamel

    07/27/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Following news of the murder of a French priest by ISIS militants Tuesday, an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal is announcing his conversion to the Catholic faith. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Sohrab Ahmari stated "this is the right moment to announce that [he is] converting to Roman Catholicism." The message was prefaced by the hashtag #IAmJacquesHamel, referring to the 84-year-old priest murdered Tuesday morning by Islamic terrorists while celebrating morning Mass at his parish in Normandy, France. Ahmari noted he is currently under instruction at the London Oratory, shorthand for the Brompton...
  • Remember the Copts ISIS Martyred in Libya? This Priest Does.

    07/20/2016 7:29:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/19/16 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Minya, Egypt, Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one. Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.comIt is something they concretely feel, it is part of their Christian life, Father Paolo Asolan, an Italian priest who recently visited Egypt, told CNA. And for a mother and a father, the fact that one of their sons can become a martyr is always a great gift. The Islamic States beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and another man shocked the world in February...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Diabolical" Attack on Missionaries of Charity in Yemen

    03/05/2016 5:37:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    March 5, 2016
    (Mother Teresa's missionary order) VATICAN CITY Pope Francis was shocked and profoundly saddened by the murder of four Missionaries of Charity and 12 other people at a home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen. Gunmen entered the building on Friday and went room to room, handcuffing victims before shooting them in the head. A message signed by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said the Holy Father sends the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of senseless and diabolical violence. The message...
  • Brainwashed children plead to die as martyrs in Red Mosque siege

    07/07/2007 4:50:48 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 767+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/8/2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad
    SAIMA KHAN wants to die a martyr. Life is transient, she told her father in a telephone call last week, and the real glory is to sacrifice it for Allah. Her statement would be alarming at any age, but Saima is only 10. As she spoke, rifle shots rang out, the acrid smell of tear gas drifted over Islamabad and hundreds of troops surrounded the pro-Taliban Red Mosque, a religious school complex in the heart of Pakistans capital where Saima was among hundreds of children being held as virtual hostages in a stand-off between militants and the government. Saima and...
  • Statement of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Oregon Mass Murder of Christians

    10/04/2015 11:16:20 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    ROC ^ | 10-02-2015 | Russian Orthodox Church
    The Russian Orthodox Church is deeply grieved to learn about the terrible terrorist action in a college in the state of Oregon in the United States, in which peaceful people were killed. What makes the tragedy even graver is that the killer consciously chose to victimize young people who confess Christianity. This glaring inhuman act confirms once again that Christianity has become the most persecuted religion in the world. Extremists in various parts of the world increasingly seek to provoke hatred and enmity among religions and nations, for which they are ready to commit the most inhuman evil deeds. The...
  • We MUST support Casey Davis (Governor to Casey County clerk: Issue marriage licenses or resign)

    07/10/2015 10:32:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 16 replies
    Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader ^ | 7/9/15 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday that Davis should issue marriage licenses to every qualified person or resign. The governor also said he won't call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage issues. Some legislators and county clerks have called for a special session. Beshear met privately for an hour with Davis, who objects on religious grounds to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples The governor later released a statement saying he advised Davis that he respects his personal beliefs but he took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The U.S....
  • Muslims Surround Ancient Fourth Century Church...We Of Course Are Not Scared. God Protects Us

    06/22/2015 5:49:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/22/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    ISIS Muslims are right now surrounding a 4th century Christian monastery, called St. Matthews Monastery. Although the Muslim terrorists are armed with machine guns and knives, the Christians inside the church three monks and six students are not afraid, declaring: We of course are not scared. God protects us Sahar Karaikos, one of six students in the monastery, said We are not scared, because our teachers give us a feeling of peace here, but we know we are on the front lines, and in seconds the Islamic State could be here I dont even want to think or...
  • Drunken With the Blood of the Saints

    06/21/2015 1:07:04 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | 6-20-15 | Philip Cottraux
    I'm not usually one to share my blog on FR (I haven't FReeped regularly in a long time), and I wasn't sure if this should be posted in Bloggers or Religion. But I wanted to share my thoughts on the Charleston shooting, how it pertains to media coverage, homosexuality, and Christianity in current events, and what the Bible has to say about persecution in the end-time hour. Drunken with the Blood of the Saints: By Philip Cottraux So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full...
  • Report: ISIS Fighter Who 'Enjoyed' Killing Christians Wants to Follow Jesus After Dream

    06/03/2015 7:55:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/03/2015 | Nicola Menzie
    It has become a common occurrence over the years for Muslims in the Middle East who have converted to Christianity to claim to have been compelled to do so after dreaming of a person who they believe is Jesus Christ. Now, one militant belonging to the brutal Islamic State that has massacred Christians has converted to his victims' religion after dreaming of "a man in white" with a startling message, according to one missionary's account. "One of our YWAM workers in the Middle East was contacted by a friend earlier this year and they met up and he was introduced...
  • Latest on Boston trial: Tamerlans wife researched martyrdom

    04/28/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 10:31 AM EDT
    A computer expert testifying for the defense in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says his brother Tamerlans wife did research on her computer to try to find out what the rewards would be for the wife of someone who dies as a martyr fighting in a holy war. Mark Spencer testified Tuesday that Katherine Russells computer showed search terms more than a year before the bombings that included: rewards for wife of mujahedeen and if your husband becomes a shahid what are the rewards for you?
  • Temptation as a Form of Martyrdom A Meditation on a Writing of St. Ambrose

    10/13/2014 8:29:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Temptation as a Form of Martyrdom – A Meditation on a Writing of St. Ambrose By: Msgr. Charles PopeTemptation is a universal human experience. And because it’s so directly associated with sin, many too easily equate being tempted with sinning. But temptation is not the same as sin. If it were, how could the Scriptures say to us that Jesus was tempted in every way we are and yet was without sin? (Heb 4:15) Hence, the simple experience of temptation is not sin. It is true, however, that our past indulgence in sin can make us more susceptible to temptation.However, properly understood,...
  • Why We Can't Bow to the New Established Religion

    04/13/2015 9:28:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 13, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    It's almost become a part of the weekly news cycle: American citizens publicly tarred and feathered for professing their sincerely held religious beliefs. Just this month, we watched a family-owned pizzeria close its doors after its owners received hate mail and death threats from around the country. Their offense? Giving the wrong answer to a question about whether they'd cater a gay wedding. Keep in mind that the restaurant had never actually turned down a gay customer. They were hammered for holding the wrong beliefs about a hypothetical scenario! Major corporations are getting into the bullying act, as well. At...
  • VIDEO: CHRISTIANS HERDED INTO SEA, GUNNED DOWN

    03/29/2015 1:01:26 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 29 Mar 15 | Staff
    Al-Shabaab, the Somali jihadist group responsible for yesterdays deadly attack on a prominent Mogadishu hotel, has released a graphic new video showing executions of unarmed civilians identified as Christians by the AhlulBayt News Agency at an unnamed location on the Somali coast. Some of victims in the video titled In Remembrance 2, are forced to kneel at the oceans edge before being shot to death from behind. Others are marched out into the sea, with jihadists standing on an elevated sand dune at the beachs edge firing automatic weapons at them in the distance. Water splashes as bullets...
  • Coptic church formally recognizes martyrdom of 21 slain by ISIS

    02/22/2015 1:14:45 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 22, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    The stunning icon here depicts the martyrs and was created by Egyptian American artistTony Rezk. It appears on the website for the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles.From Vatican Radio: The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar.Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Churchs equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church.According to terrasanta.net, the martyrdom of the...
  • The High Price of the Faith, and Gratitude That Someone Paid That Price

    02/09/2015 7:55:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-08-15 | Msgr. Chalres Pope
    The High Price of the Faith, and Gratitude That Someone Paid That Price By: Msgr. Charles Pope I wonder if many of us have considered the true cost of the faith that has been delivered to us. We so easily complain if the Church is not air-conditioned, or the P.A. system is poor, or the service too long.But have you or I ever really considered the difficulties endured by those who went before us and labored to hand down the faith to us? Every time you read the Creed, consider that martyrs died for the truths we so easily declare.This Sunday, at the...
  • Meditation of Joe Biden and St. Peter's Cross

    12/08/2014 9:14:27 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 7 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 12/8/2014 | Pauli
    I obviously think the relentless captioning of the Joe Biden window photo is humorous. I wonder if anyone else has noticed what to me was the main feature of the picture. Joseph Biden is the first Catholic occupant of the White House since JFK, 51 years and a couple weeks ago. And here he is being presented with an image of St. Peter's Cross. That's a Catholic symbol. Protestants don't use it at all; they either think it's satanic or Catholic. So I think that it is significant enough for a sort of meditation. I imagine that Simon Peter had...
  • ISIS Militants Fear Being Killed by Woman and Losing 72 Virgins for Martyrdom

    10/15/2014 8:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 | Samuel Smith
    As it is believed that many jihadists fear that being killed by a woman would cost them their promised "paradise" in the afterlife, it is worth noting that a Kurdish female is one of two commanders leading the resistance against the Islamic State's quest to capture the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Agence France Presse that a female commander, going by the pseudonym of Narin Afrin, is co-commanding the Kurdish peshmerga forces that have been defending the key border town since the beginning of ISIS' assault on the city Sept. 16. Although...
  • Obama Unveils Strategy, Says ISIS 'Not Islamic'

    09/11/2014 6:40:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    CBN ^ | September 11, 2014 | Jennifer Wishon
    President Barack Obama addressed Americans Wednesday night increasingly concerned about the threat Islamic State militants are posing in the Middle East and about their commander in chief's ability to face it. In his prime time address, the president reminded people of the uniquely brutal character of ISIS. "They execute captured prisoners," he said. "They kill children. They enslave, rape and force women into marriage. They threaten a religious minority with genocide." Despite the militant's name, the president told Americans, "ISIL is not 'Islamic.' No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim."...