Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,790
20%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 20% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Moral Issues (Religion)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Francis Rubber-Stamps Contraception, He Will Again Fall Into Heresy

    07/15/2018 2:45:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | Gloria TV
    If Francis Rubber-Stamps Contraception, He Will Again Fall Into Heresy For the Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert it is “totally inadmissible and a radical break with Church teaching” to claim that using contraception is an alleged "act of responsibility." Seifert referred to a claim made by radical Father Maurizio Chiodi, a member of the former Pontifical Academy for Life. Talking to Edward Pentin (July 13), Seifert said that if Pope Francis would rubber-stamp such changes “he would accept a total ethical error and a huge heresy”. Seifert added that Chiodi's heresy is "nothing else than an old ethical error" which implies...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/15/2018 6:55:17 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 15 (NKJV) A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath 01 A soft answer turns away wrath, 00 But a harsh word stirs up anger. 02 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, 00 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 03 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 00 Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 04 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, 00 But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 05 A fool despises his father's instruction, 00 But he who receives correction is prudent. 06 In the house of the...
  • Does Suffering in the World Disprove God's Existence?

    07/14/2018 3:34:56 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 50 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | July 14, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Does Suffering in the World Disprove God’s Existence? By Philip Cottraux War. Plagues. Starvation. Natural disasters. Children dying in the streets. Rapes. Massacres. The Bible says For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16), yet why does He allow these things? If He is all-powerful, couldn’t He intervene and stop all of it in an instant? This is perhaps the most common argument against His existence, at least from my experience. If an atheist sniffs out a tweet I’ve made about God’s love, they’ll respond with an image of a child’s body blown to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/14/2018 6:42:33 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...
  • Deaths Overtake Births in Europe, New Stats Confirm

    07/13/2018 8:36:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/12/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    LUXEMBOURG, July 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The native-born population of the European Union (EU) is on the decline thanks to more deaths than births in 2017, new government figures reveal. On Tuesday, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat released a report on the latest population data, just in time for World Population Day on Wednesday. It reveals that the EU saw 5.3 million deaths and 5.1 million births in 2017. The overall population increased from 511.5 million to 512.6 million, however, thanks to immigrants making up the difference. “With 82.9 million residents (or 16.2% of the total EU population on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Montana Diocese Blasted for Double Standard

    07/13/2018 8:28:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Updated July 13, 2018 | Christine Niles
    HELENA, Mont. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Helena, Montana is being slammed by faithful Catholics for what they see as hypocrisy. Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, Helena diocese On Tuesday, Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, administrator for the diocese, issued a public letter apologizing for the "pain" caused by four priests who attended a July 5 rally for Matt Rosendale, a pro-life Catholic running against pro-abortion Democrat Jon Tester for a seat in the U.S. Senate. President Trump appeared at the rally in support of Rosendale. "Let me clearly state that I sincerely regret any and all confusion or hurt this incident has caused,"...
  • [Cathlic Caucus] US Association of Consecrated Virgins condemns ‘shocking’ new rules

    07/13/2018 5:53:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 13, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Three women pause in prayer as they are consecrated to the Order of Virgins (CNS photo/Joel Breidenbach) The document says it is 'not essential' that a woman should have 'kept her body in perfect continence'The US Association of Consecrated Virgins has said it is “deeply disappointed” at new rules issued by the Vatican that appear to say consecrated virgins need not be virgins.The group has taken issue with section 88 of the new document, which states: “Thus to have kept her body in perfect continence or to have practiced the virtue of chastity in an exemplary way, while of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] THE CARDINAL SINS: Kevin Farrell, Ted McCarrick and the Synod on Young People

    07/13/2018 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 13, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    Cardinal Farrell Last week, the Catholic twitter verse was chattering about Bishop Thomas Tobin’s embarrassing, but appropriate questionto Cardinal Kevin Farrell.Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island, (not to be confused with Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark), called out Cardinal Kevin Farrell for his gratuitous comments that priests have no credibility when it comes to instructing couples on marriage. Bishop Tobin tweeted a pertinent question to Cardinal Farrell, who is the head of the Vatican Dicastery on Laity, Family and Life. ‘We’re from the Vatican, and we’re here for the kids.’ (Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Pope Francis and Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell at meeting in preparation for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Encourages Lisbon Cardinal to Keep Promoting Mortal Sin

    07/13/2018 9:16:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Pope Francis personally thanked Lisbon Cardinal Manuel Clemente for propagating the immoral teachings contained in Amoris Laetita in a Lenten letter to the Lisbon priests. Clemente follows the heterodox Buenos Aires guidelines approved by Francis. Francis’ June 26 letter to the "beloved Brother Cardinal" was published by Clemente on July 12 on Patriarcado-Lisboa.pt. Francis calls Clemente's controversial text a "profound reflexion" which "fills me with joy". Although Clemente promotes sin, Francis calls him a "shepherd who accompanies the faithful" [into the abyss] and encourages Clemente "to integrate the fragility [adultery] which shows itself in many forms in couples”. At the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The “Francis Effect” Five Years Out

    07/13/2018 9:10:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 13, 2018 | John M. Vella
    In his recent book on Pope Francis, Lost Shepherd, Philip Lawler reminds us that the papacy should be a source of Church unity. However, as Lawler points out, under the current pontiff this is not so. He lays out two reasons why: the first is Francis’s autocratic style and the second is the divisive program he is advancing. Lawler offers overwhelming evidence to prove his indictment. An early example of this divisiveness is the papal intervention in the Order of the Knights of Malta. The action was unprecedented given the independence of the Order and that it was taken on...
  • Abortion Activist: Christians Only Oppose Abortion Because “They Think Women Are Not to be Trusted”

    07/13/2018 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Rachel Peterson
    According to Lauren Sandler, opinion columnist for Huffington Post, conservative’s “source document for understanding the rights of Americans is not the Constitution, but the New Testament.” She believes they use this document to force women to submit to their husbands and have babies. Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, although not a evangelical Christian, is a “thriving alumnus of President George W. Bush’s administration, the same administration that “best understood the vigorous political power of cultural conservatives.” He, and other conservative Christians in politics are demanding that “their beliefs be honored as the rule of law.” Sandler claims that “the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/13/2018 6:40:29 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 13 (NKJV) Wisdom Loves Righteousness 01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, 00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, 00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, 00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 05 A righteous man hates lying, 00 But a wicked man is...
  • Canadian Jesuit asks order to make stopping abortion world-wide top priority

    07/12/2018 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Jul 11, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, July 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian Jesuit who has fasted and prayed on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years to end abortion has blasted his order for being silent on “the worldwide genocide of the preborn” for the same length of time. Fr. Tony Van Hee, who will be 83 in September, also issued a heartfelt plea in a February letter to Jesuit superior general Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal that the Jesuits make ending abortion a top priority. It was his personal response to Abascal’s request for proposals by January 2019 for new “universal apostolic preferences” to...
  • Pro-Marriage Prof Wins Suit Against Marquette University

    07/12/2018 6:11:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/9/18 | David Nussman
    Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favor of John McAdamsMADISON, Wisconsin (ChurchMilitant.com) - A professor won his lawsuit against a Jesuit university accused of censoring him for his Christian view of marriage. On July 6, the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with political science professor John McAdams in his legal battle with Marquette University — overturning a previous ruling in a lower court. The Jesuit college pushed McAdams out of his position in 2014 after he made a blog post defending a student who got chewed out by an instructor for speaking up in favor of traditional marriage, suspending McAdams without pay....
  • Former Vatican Bank Chief: Authors of New World Order Demographic Collapse Influencing the Vatican

    07/12/2018 6:06:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/9/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, July 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The demographic collapse of the West in recent decades was planned in order to create the necessary conditions to usher in a New World Order, and the authors of this collapse are now influencing the Vatican at the highest levels, the former president of the Vatican bank has said. Speaking at the first international conference of the John Paul II academy for human life and the family, Italian economist and banker Ettore Gotti Tedeschi said efforts to decrease the world’s population by globalist elites have set in motion a series of predictable and intended...
  • Philippines President Duterte Apologizes to God for Calling Him 'Stupid'

    07/12/2018 12:23:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CBN News ^ | 07/12/2018 | Kayla Root
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sparked outrage last month when he called God "stupid" for allowing Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden. In a speech, the president asked, "Who is this stupid God? You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would destroy the quality of your work. How can you rationalize that God? How can you believe him? So now we're all born with an original sin. Even in the womb, we already have sin. What kind of religion is that?" Now, Duterte is apologizing for his rant. Local media reports Duterte...
  • Church Mounts Billboard Atop Gay Bar Telling LGBT Community 'God Takes Pride in You'

    07/12/2018 11:30:51 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/6/18 | Leonardo Blair
    A Disciples of Christ Church in San Diego that describes itself as "radically inclusive" has purchased a billboard atop a gay bar with a message to the LGBT community, declaring, "God takes pride in you, so do we!" The Mission Gathering Christian Church first promoted its billboard endorsing gay pride on Twitter last month as something that the Bible would also treat as that which is "right and good." "If you're looking for a sign... This is it. Our message of PRIDE coming in July. Check us out then join us to 'do what is right and good...' Deuteronomy 6:18,"...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 12 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/12/2018 6:35:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Key words: Proverb 12 (NKJV) The House of the Righteous Shall Stand 01 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, 00 But he who hates correction is stupid. 02 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, 00 But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. 03 A man is not established by wickedness, 00 But the root of the righteous cannot be moved. 04 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, 00 But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. 05 The thoughts of the righteous are right, 00 But the counsels of the wicked...
  • Italian Priest Flaunts ‘Marriage’ to Male Partner, Remains a Priest

    07/11/2018 5:59:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/4/18 | Juliana Freitag
    'Married' in April, Fr. Giuliano Costalunga is yet to be laicized by his bishopItalian newspapers broke the news this week that a Venetian priest recently married his male partner in Spain, but remains a priest in his diocese. Father Giuliano Costalunga, a 48-year-old priest from the diocese of Verona, married his Spanish partner Pablo in April on one of the Canary Islands. Costalunga was in charge of the parishes of Selva di Progno e Giazza until three years ago. Old press reports show that he created controversy among his flock for being "too modern" and for "having divided the community."...
  • Archbishop Stops Jesuit Who Supports Gay ‘Marriage’ from Speaking at Conference in His Diocese

    07/11/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/6/18 | Claire Chretien
    TASMANIA, Australia, July 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian archbishop has banned a dissident Jesuit priest who supports homosexual "marriage" from speaking at a conference in his archdiocese and faces secular media criticism for doing so. Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous, who in 2015 faced a government investigation for distributing a pamphlet articulating Catholic teaching on marriage, sent a letter to Father Frank Brennan’s superior notifying him of the decision. Brennan had been scheduled to speak at a conference where Porteous was speaking about marriage. Brennan, the head of Catholic Social Services Australia, supports same-sex “marriage” in opposition to Church teaching,...