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  • 62-Page Indictment Against American Pastor Effectively Calls Sharing the Gospel an Act of Terrorism

    03/22/2018 9:22:36 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 15 replies
    American Pastor Andrew Brunson has now been officially charged, facing what amounts to life in prison, as his trial begins in just weeks. Yesterday, in yet another turn of events, a Turkish court approved an indictment that the Turkish prosecutor apparently turned in last week, even after denying doing so. Since the indictment has been approved, the prosecution phase of the case will now begin. After almost a year and a half in prison, Pastor Andrew has his first court date set for April 16, 2018. The case file is now finally open, and by the end of the week,...
  • The saint of Sudan Dr. Tom Catena [living person]

    10/20/2017 9:51:55 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    OSV Biweekly (OurSundayVisitor) ^ | 20-Oct-2017 | Joseph R. LaPlante
    Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary who works as the only physician at a small hospital that serves a population of 500,000 people living in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, Sudan, has won the annual $1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. The Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, was announced at a ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia, in May. He was selected as the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate from more than 550 nominations submitted from 66 countries.
  • Italian bishop granted early retirement after begging to return to missionary work

    04/25/2017 8:11:31 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | 24 Apr 2017 | Catholic News Service
    Bishop Gianfranco Todisco asked to be sent 'to the farthest, most disadvantaged' diocese Pope Francis accepted the early retirement request of Italian Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, who begged to be allowed to return to missionary work or to be sent “to the farthest, most disadvantaged” diocese. The Vatican announced Bishop Todisco’s resignation on April 21 as Bishop of Melfi-Rapolla-Venosa in southern Italy. The bishop is 71, and the normal retirement age is 75.
  • Aid Workers with Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse Kidnapped in South Sudan

    03/14/2017 2:18:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    Rebels in South Sudan have reportedly abducted eight aid workers with the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse. The group is led by Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham. According to a military official, the kidnappers are demanding food as ransom. ****snip***** "Samaritan's Purse confirms that some of our South Sudanese staff in the Mayendit area of South Sudan have been detained by armed personnel. We have been in contact with them and they have not been harmed." Late last month, South Sudan's government and UN agencies said several counties, including Mayiandit, were facing severe famine. ***snip*** "The famine...
  • Tim Kaine’s Radical Roots in Honduras

    10/05/2016 2:25:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 5, 2016
    SUMMARY In media appearances since he was named the Vice Presidential running mate of Secretary Clinton, Tim Kaine has continuously referenced his time in Honduras as the decisive period that helped shape both his political and religious views. The facts surrounding this “mission trip,” however, raise grave and serious concerns, particularly given his continued relationships with the successors of a number of political and religious extremists. Catholic voters and leaders are entitled to the truth about this decisive period in Kaine’s life. This memo has been published based on extensive research and reporting in an effort to help all people...
  • Young family killed in I-80 crash was headed to Colorado for missionary training

    08/01/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Omaha News ^ | 8/1/2016 | Kevin Cole
    The five people killed Sunday in a crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska have been identified by relatives as a young family heading to Colorado for missionary training. Killed were Jamison Pals and his wife, Kathryne, both 29, and their three children: 3-year-old Ezra; Violet, who was almost 2; and 2-month-old Calvin, family members said. They were from St. Paul, Minnesota. “They were on their way to Littleton, Colorado, for a month of missionary training with WorldVenture,” said Karen Pals, a sister-in-law from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “Then they were going to move to Japan to work, probably in October.”...
  • I told my North Korean captors about life in America, and they were shocked

    05/21/2016 4:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kate O'Connell Walters, Jason Pagano & Kim Malcolm
    After a year in the North Korean prison, Kenneth Bae softened toward his guards. “There were many small conversations like, 'How much do you make in the United States? What's it like to live in the U.S.?” Bae told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm. “Do people really have houses and cars?” When he told his captors about life in America, the guards were shocked. “They said, ‘No way. No way most common people can live like that,’” he said. “They were told that 1 percent of people in the United States have everything, and the rest of them are living in poverty....
  • Patrick the Saint

    A fleet of 50 currachs weaved its way toward the shore, where a young Roman Brit and his family walked. His name was Patricius, the 16-year-old son of a civil magistrate and tax collector. He had heard stories of Irish raiders who captured slaves and took them "to the ends of the world," and as he studied the longboats, he no doubt began imagining the worst. The warriors quickly demolished the village, and as Patricius darted among burning houses and screaming women, he was caught. The barbarians dragged him aboard a boat bound for the east coast of Ireland. Patricius,...
  • Suffering Is Never for Nothing. —Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

    06/16/2015 5:51:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 6/16/15 | Nathan Bingham
    Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was a Christian author and speaker. She, having lived through great loss, taught on God’s grace in the midst of hardship, as well as teaching wives and mothers to fulfill the high calling of Titus 2.
  • Junípero and the Others: The Pope Praises the Courage of America’s Missionaries

    05/02/2015 10:13:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/2/15 | Andrea Tornielli
    Today Pope Francis celebrated a mass at the North American College on the Janiculum, as part of a special day dedicated to Junípero Serra, "one of the founding fathers of the United States". “Sometimes we stop and thoughtfully examine their weaknesses and their shortcomings. But I wonder if today we are able to respond with the same generosity and courage to the call of God”Although he will be canonizing Friar Junípero Serra himself on 23 September, in preparation for this ceremony, Pope Francis wished to pay tribute to the “Apostole of California” and “one of the founding fathers of the...
  • Converting Jews To Christians In Ra'anana, Israel?

    04/18/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 51 replies
    Joel Leyden ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyRa'anana, Israel --- April 18, 2015 ... No, the Jews are not running to Pontius Pilate and the Romans have no crucifixions scheduled for this weekend. But someone forgot to fax the Jehovah's Witnesses that Jews do not live in Israel to become converts to Christianity. Ra'anana residents, municipal officials, a city Chief Rabbi and the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation organization coordinated efforts to cancel a Jehovah's Witnesses baptism ceremony today. This is the second time that Yad L'Achim has succeeded in heading off the same baptism-of-Jews ceremony. It was first scheduled to be held in...
  • Myanmar vows probe into [Baptist] teacher deaths

    01/23/2015 9:41:07 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial in Yangon on January 23, 2015 for two school teachers found dead in a remote village in Shan state Myanmar on Thursday said it would investigate the deaths of two teachers who activists claim were raped and murdered by government troops, as crowds gathered in the country's far north amid rising anger over the killings. The battered bodies of the two women, aged 20 and 21, were found Monday in a remote village in Shan state where they were teaching children on behalf of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), according to the...
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Peter Kassig Beheaded By Islamic State; 'Today We Grieve,' Obama Says

    11/16/2014 4:05:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 16, 2014 | PATRICK J. MCDONNELL
    Peter Kassig Beheaded By Islamic State; 'Today We Grieve,' Obama Says By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL. U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig beheaded by Islamic State, White House confirms Peter Kassig is third U.S. citizen known to have been beheaded by Islamic State Islamic State militants have beheaded Peter Kassig, a U.S. aid worker and ex-Army Ranger who was captured last year in Syria while on a private humanitarian mission, the White House confirmed Sunday. U.S. officials authenticated a 16-minute video, released on various social networks by the militant group earlier in the day. The video also includes footage of the mass...
  • Ebola Outbreak: Spanish Missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo Dies of Deadly Virus in Madrid

    09/26/2014 4:00:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/26/2014 | Jack Moore
    The Spanish missionary who was flown home to Madrid from Sierra Leone after contracting the Ebola virus has died, according to hospital sources.According to the Spanish news agency Efe, Manuel Garcia Viejo died from the disease at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid.Viejo was a medical director of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios and was working in the western Sierra Leonean city of Lunsar when he caught the disease.He was flown to Madrid in an isolation chamber by military plane and received by doctors in fully protective biohazard suits.Viejo is the second Spanish priest to die of...
  • Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beams with delight after beating deadly disease

    08/21/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Associated Press and Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
    Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beamed with delight today as he thanked God for sparing his life and prepared to leave hospital after being declared free of the deadly disease. The American missionary doctor looked a little frail but healthy as he gripped the hand of his wife Amber amid a large medical team at a Emory University Hospital press conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 33-year-old said: 'Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.' He thanked God for saving his life, saying that the thousands of...
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    KNLA ^ | CNN WIRE
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true...
  • Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon church [allegations re: Lds missionary & cover-up]

    06/27/2014 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Palm Springs Desert Sun ^ | May 2, 2014 | Reza Gostar
    Lawsuit claims teen girl was repeatedly abused by Mormon missionary in 1985 in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.PALM SPRINGS – A lawsuit filed Friday against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a church bishop and a missionary, claims a woman was repeatedly sexually abused when she was a teenager in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, and it was covered up. The lawsuit, which was filed in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs, contends that from July to November 1985, Jacqueline Tyler, then 13, was repeatedly abused by a missionary and that after a church bishop learned of...
  • Utah man sentenced for crime committed on LDS mission in Chubbuck

    12/30/2013 12:28:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 153 replies
    IdahoStateJournal.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2013 | Jimmy Hancock
    POCATELLO — A Cedar City, Utah, man convicted of felony injury to a child stemming from inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old child in 2012, was placed on probation Monday and sentenced to spend the next 10 days in Bannock County Jail. Derrick Starley was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chubbuck when the incident occurred. He was originally charged with sexual battery of child 16 or 17 years old... Starley pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in early November as part of a plea agreement through which prosecutors agreed that they would not...
  • St Francis Xavier, A Fiery Apostle [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/03/2013 6:15:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CE.com ^ | December 03-2013 | Fr. Ed Broom
    St Francis Xavier, A Fiery Apostle by Fr. Ed Broom on December 3, 2013 ·  The last words that St. Ignatius said to Francis Xavier before he was sent as the greatest missionary after St Paul were: Go set all on fire!  He embarked for India, then to Japan and died on the shore overlooking China.  His missionary work was completed in only 11 years and he died of exhaustion at 46 years of age.Like Francis Xavier all followers of Christ are called to be prophets, evangelizers, and missionaries. Both Blessed Pope John Paul II and the present Pope Benedict XVI...