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  • Vatican: Pope's Remarks on Children of Same-Sex, Couples Not Indicative of Change in Policy

    01/07/2014 5:47:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 January 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Vatican media spokesman warned Sunday against misinterpreting Pope Francis’s comments about children of same-sex and divorced couples during a meeting of leaders of male religious orders in November. On Saturday, an AFP story announced “Pope Calls for Fresh Church Approach to Children of Gay Parents,” and said that the pope was calling for a “rethink in the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples and divorced parents.” The article cited Pope Francis’s words in July, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” and the fact that...
  • Papa Gaga’s “Pastoral” Code: The modernist trick of undermining faith through “experience”

    12/20/2013 5:46:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    Quidlibet ^ | December 18, 2013 | Rev. Anthony Cekeda
    “WHEN I HEAR the word, ‘culture,’ I reach for my revolver.” The idea behind the pithy saying, usually attributed to Nazi Hermann Goering, is that a soothing term often hides a poisonous agenda. So it is with the term “pastoral” used in the context of the post-Vatican II religion. Every priest, bishop and indeed, pope worthy of his calling, of course, must strive to imitate the solicitude of the Good Shepherd as he goes about the work of teaching, ruling and sanctifying the flock in His Master’s name. But as those of us who lived through the first chaos-filled decades...
  • Pope Francis' latest surprise: a survey on the modern family

    11/05/2013 1:59:45 PM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/5/2013 | Tracy Connor
    Pope Francis is shaking things up again. The pontiff with a penchant for surprises is making new waves by launching a survey of his flock on issues facing modern families — from gay marriage to divorce. Very specific questions are being sent to parishes around the globe in preparation for next year's synod of bishops, a grassroots effort that experts say is unprecedented. "It's fascinating," said Thomas Groome, a professor of theology at Boston College. "It's pretty astonishing," agreed Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of the gay Catholic organization DignityUSA. Advertise | AdChoices Vatican watchers say Francis' polling attempt is extraordinary...
  • Young Voters on Climate Deniers: ‘Ignorant, Out of Touch, Crazy’

    07/27/2013 11:50:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 7/26/2013 | Salvatore Cardoni
    Say what you will about us millennials—we’re a wilting bouquet of narcissistic, socialistic, overeducated, underemployed, tatted-up hipsters who still live at home—but, from this day forward, don’t you dare say we’re climate change deniers. A strong majority (66 percent!) of young independent voters, ages 18 to 34, accept as dogma that man and his dirty deeds are causing, and will continue to cause, climate change—this according to a study conducted by a bipartisan pair of political strategy groups for the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Global Warming as a 21st Century Religion

    06/22/2013 5:58:56 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    Huffington Post UK ^ | June 22, 2013 | Peter Lilley.
    G.K. Chesterton said that "when people stop believing in orthodox religion, rather than believe in nothing, they will believe in anything". One of the ersatz religions which fills the void in recent years is belief in Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. It claims to be based on science. But it has all the characteristics of an eschatological cult. It has its own priesthood and ecclesiastical establishment - the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; they alone can interpret its sacred scriptures - the Assessment Reports; it anathematises as 'deniers' anyone who casts doubt on its certainties; above all it predicts...
  • A Cancer at the Heart of the Church

    05/08/2012 5:28:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Courageous Priests ^ | April 17, 2012 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    A Cancer at the Heart of the Church How and why does this sort of thing happen? It causes me a piercing sorrow because it is emblematic of the widespread loss of faith in the adorable mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist that is a cancer at the heart of the Church. The Erosion of Faith Several years ago, in the context of a course I was teaching, I suggested that the erosion of faith in the Most Holy Eucharist was, in fact, fostered by a number of liturgical and disciplinary changes: – Minimalistic approach to the fast before Holy...
  • British scientist claims we're all aliens on Earth

    02/03/2010 12:54:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 836+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2010 | Vince Soodin
    The human race began as microbes brought to Earth by comets millions of years ago according to a British scientist, The Sun reported Wednesday. British professor Chandra Wickramasinghe said: "We are all aliens. We share a cosmic ancestry. "Each time a new planetary system forms, a few surviving microbes find their way into comets. "These then multiply and seed other planets. We are thus part of a connected chain that extends over a large volume of the cosmos. Evidence is pointing inexorably in this direction." Prof Wickramasinghe, an astrobiologist at Cardiff University, believes the first "seeds of life" were deposited...
  • ‘Comics guy’ sets his sights on scholarly translation of the Bible

    03/12/2009 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 1,202+ views
    Freeware Bible Blog ^ | February 2, 2009 | Jeff Diamant
    To millions of Americans fascinated by comic-book superheroes, Bill Jemas of Princeton is an industry legend who helped breathe life into Marvel Enterprises by pushing the wildly successful “Ultimate Spider-Man” series that rejuvenated the company. These days, however, Jemas, a high-energy 51-year-old whose controversial four years as Marvel’s president remain fodder for comic-book blogs, finds himself engrossed in a task far removed from dialogue balloons. Each morning before sunrise, for the last three years, the Rutgers and Harvard Law School graduate has labored over the Bible, specifically the Book of Genesis in Hebrew, the language in which it was first...
  • A New Temple For A New World Religion Opens On Mt. Carmel

    03/16/2008 2:12:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 762+ views
    The Wanderer (via Catholic Culture) ^ | 5/24/2001 | Paul Likoudis
    On the evening of May 22 in Haifa, Israel, more than 4,500 people are expected to gather on "God's Holy Mountain," Mt. Carmel, for a dedication ceremony of the new Shrine of the Bab, a succession of 19 terraced gardens that evoke the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Baha'i World Center, a complex of classically designed shrines and administrative buildings which will serve as the headquarters for an emerging world religion.The dedication of the new complex signals Baha'i's growing prominence in the world, and its leadership in the evolution of a new one-world religion — which it claims...
  • Kook Appeal (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    02/09/2005 5:10:08 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 46 replies · 2,354+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Feb 9 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Feb 9, 2005Kook Appeal        L. Ron Hubbard was never shy about discussing his version of the history of Earth-a scenario that falls somewhere between Star Wars and Star Trek. In a lecture he gave in November of 1959, Hubbard gave an out-of-this-world account of ancient Egypt, stating that at that time, Earth was under attack between two forces. One was the Space Command and one was the Martian Command. Although most Scientologists would avoid admitting it, they believe this completely and without reservation. Well trained Scientologists not only believe this, but...