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  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop ‘sidelines’ pro-life, pro-family priest

    06/28/2020 2:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 27, 2020 | Matt C. Abbot
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop ‘sidelines’ pro-life, pro-family priest Father Joseph Klee of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, has been “sidelined” for an indefinite period of time by his bishop, Robert J. Brennan. I’ve featured the staunchly pro-life, pro-family priest-activist in four of my past columns: here, here, here and here. In 2017, Klee was hit by a car driven by an angry abortion supporter during a pro-life demonstration. Klee has also contributed articles to Homiletic and Pastoral Review. The following statement was released by the diocese on June 22, 2020: The Catholic Church proposes a beautiful, life-giving and liberating vision to...
  • MAJOR VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The Merits of the Case

    06/28/2020 12:23:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 26, 2020 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    MAJOR VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The Merits of the Case With the decision in Soos v. Cuomo, federal district Judge Gary L. Sharpe has removed religious gatherings from the virtual ghetto in which Governor Cuomo, his Attorney General and New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio had placed them under Cuomo’s crazy-quilt scheme of executive orders by which he is enforcing his increasingly indefensible, and in many applications patently ridiculous, COVID-19 lockdown. Before this decision, religious gatherings alone were confined to 25% of building capacity while secular businesses, manufacturing facilities, nonprofits, office environments of all kinds and even restaurants with permitted...
  • Christians Prepare to Harbor Jews in Anticipation of Potential ‘American Holocaust’

    06/24/2020 11:48:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | June 17, 2020 | Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler
    “O you who dwell in the shelter of the Most High and abide in the protection of Shaddai” Psalms 91:1 (The Israel Bible™) Many Christians acknowledge that extensive preparations have been made in their churches and communities to shelter Jews in the event of an uptick in anti-Semitism, but very few are willing to speak openly about them. Mindful of the fact that Christians who hid Jewish families during the Holocaust endangered their own lives and the lives of their family members, out of concern for the safety of those Christians involved, details are hard to pin down. Breaking Israel...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Underground Bishop Detained in China

    06/23/2020 7:28:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 22, 2020 | CNA
    [Catholic Caucus] Underground Bishop Detained in China The news of Bishop Cui’s arrest comes as the 2018 Vatican-China agreement on the ordination of bishops is set to expire in September. Chinese officials reportedly arrested an elderly bishop of the underground Catholic Church last week. Coadjutor Bishop Augustine Cui Tai of Xuanhua, 70 years old, was taken by Chinese officials to an undisclosed location according to local Catholics, UCA News reported on Sunday. Bishop Cui has been under house arrest since 2007. During his period of house arrest, Bishop Cui has been periodically detained and released by authorities including an arrest in March of 2019...
  • [Catholic Caucus] TX Priest Under Fire for Orthodoxy

    06/19/2020 7:29:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 19, 2020 | William Mahoney
    [Catholic Caucus] TX Priest Under Fire for Orthodoxy Sister raising funds for canonical defense SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - A faithful Texas priest is being punished by his bishop for reaffirming Catholic teaching on homosexuality. Father Clay Hunt, III, serves as chaplain for the criminal justice ministry in the archdiocese of San Antonio. His priesthood, backers claim, is being threatened by liberal archbishop Gustavo García-Siller.  On Wednesday, the San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) reported that "Fr. Clay has been and is being targeted and attacked. There is an attempt by certain people in the hierarchy of the archdiocese of San Antonio...
  • Vatican Must Help Free Chinese Christians Its Deal with the Devil Helped Repress

    06/14/2020 3:49:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2020 | Elizabeth Yore
    Yore: Vatican Must Help Free Chinese Christians Its Deal with the Devil Helped Repress The Vatican’s negotiations with China have not just done little to empower Catholics in the country, but actively imperiled Catholic clergy. The Vatican must do all within its power to save those victims of its mistakes. For over five years, the Vatican and Chinese Communist Party negotiated back and forth to hammer out an agreement about the appointment and validity of Catholic Bishops in Communist China. Since 1957, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) created and imposed a faux Catholic Patriotic Church with its own seminaries, priests,...
  • Virgin Islands governor bans Catholics from receiving Communion as churches reopen

    06/10/2020 5:27:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 10, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Virgin Islands governor bans Catholics from receiving Communion as churches reopen ‘No communion is allowed during Mass. Parishioners are not to partake in receiving communion wafers or wine at this time.’ CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States in the Caribbean, has expressly prohibited Catholics from receiving Holy Communion during Mass as the coronavirus lockdown lifts.  “No communion is allowed during Mass. Parishioners are not to partake in receiving communion wafers or wine at this time,” wrote Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., a Democrat. His official...
  • When you expose a racist student, you stop them from attending a university that will allow them to become a racist healthcare worker, teacher, lawyer, real estate developer, politicians, etc.

    06/08/2020 1:27:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 6, 2020 | Black Lives Matter
    When you expose a racist student, you stop them from attending a university that will allow them to become a racist healthcare worker, teacher, lawyer, real estate developer, politicians, etc.
  • Wuhan pastor interrogated by Chicom Police after Zoom evangelism event: 'I will only live for Christ'

    05/25/2020 8:25:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    A local pastor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the novel coronavirus, was taken away by police for interrogation while he was leading an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness. The Zoom meeting, “Proclaim Jesus Gospel Gathering,” was underway when the police in Hubei province’s Wuhan city came over, looked for evangelism materials or publications, and took away the pastor, identified only as Luo, from Nanjing Road Church, the U.S.-based Christian persecution watchdog International Christian Concern learned from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, which speaks...
  • Raping and Impregnating Infidels: “Another Form of Jihad"

    05/22/2020 7:49:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 22, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How the terrorists kill two birds with one stone. Because more numbers equate more power and influence, Muslims from all walks of life—including Muammar Gaddafi—have made clear that the act of procreating is a form of jihad.  Thus,  in the U.K., “Muslim hate fanatics plan to take over Britain by having more babies and forcing a population explosion,” a report revealed back in 2008: “The swollen Muslim population would be enough to conquer Britain from inside.” A Christian Eritrean volunteer and translator who worked in migrant centers in Germany, and was often assumed to be Muslim by the migrants, confessed that “Muslim migrants...
  • California reopening plan discriminates against churches, Justice Dept declares

    05/20/2020 8:02:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    California reopening plan discriminates against churches, Justice Dept declares Gov. Gavin Newsom was informed that failure to accommodate religious worship could be a violation of the Constitution. PETITION: Tell politicians not to discriminate against churches when reopening society! Sign the petition here. May 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – California’s official roadmap for lifting its various COVID-19 lockdown orders violates the Constitution by holding organized religion to a different standard than various secular activities, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice to California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom. The California Department of Public Health’s long-term reopening plan calls for a modest lifting...
  • The Firehose of Falsehood Hits Flynn, Gorka, and King

    05/19/2020 9:13:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 May, 2020 | Joseph Duggan
    The firehose of falsehood campaigns against Flynn, Gorka, and King have a number of things in common. First they came for General Mike Flynn, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a truth-telling military officer who contradicted the worldview of Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin and David Ignatius and others on the Washington Post payroll. Then they came for Sebastian Gorka, and I did not speak out— Because I was not the son of an anti-Nazi Hungarian freedom fighter tortured by the Communists, nor was I someone who had the slightest semblance of the wits to challenge...
  • What it is like to be a Christian activist jailed with ISIS operatives in Sudan

    05/19/2020 6:06:19 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hollie M
    It was the kind of calling that Petr Jasek simply could not turn away from. For more than 28 years, the Czech Republic native and global ambassador for international nonprofit The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) had traveled the world in support of persecuted Christians. And then...While preparing to board a flight home from the country’s capital Khartoum, the Christian leader was detained on charges of espionage and purporting to “wage war against the country of Sudan.” He was informed he was facing the death penalty and thrown into a filthy cell.Although it was seemingly designed for just one person,...
  • Judge Fishing for Reason to Punish Flynn [semi-satire]

    05/17/2020 10:32:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Attorney General William Barr's decision to drop the "lying to the FBI" charges against Gen. Michael Flynn has infuriated Judge Emmett Sullivan. The Judge is now soliciting ideas from anyone who wants to suggest an alternate charge for which the General can be punished. Former Judge John Gleeson suggested that "Flynn should be charged with perjury for falsely pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. There is no evidence that Flynn committed any crime. Consequently, his admission of guilt is clearly perjury. Judge Sullivan should find him guilty of perjury and sentence him to prison." House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold...
  • China’s pandemic of religious persecution: Forced closure of thousands of churches and removal of crosses now-commonplace tactics

    05/17/2020 7:16:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2020 | David Curry
    On Easter Sunday, armed Chinese officers raided the homes of Christians attending an online church service held by Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China. Six people were forcibly removed from their homes and detained by Public Service Bureau authorities, while others in attendance were threatened with the same fate. The organization I lead, Open Doors USA, monitors religious persecution around the world. Each year, it releases a ranking of the countries where it is most dangerous to be Christian. Our 2020 “World Watch List” revealed that China is persecuting more Christians than any other country, with nearly 100 million...
  • Cdl. Zen Sounds Alarm on Globalization, China, COVID

    05/14/2020 7:28:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 14, 2020 | Paul Murano
    Cdl. Zen Sounds Alarm on Globalization, China, COVID Shares wisdom on dangerous currents today in context of Catholic faith HONG KONG (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal Joseph Zen took to social media Wednesday night, sounding as if he were a professor in an international virtual classroom lecturing on the ramifications of globalization, the threat of China and the effects of the Wuhan virus. Zen begins his discourse by calling it "A short reflection on the tragic reality which is still in the happening" which is "a pandemic of apocalyptical dimension, causing incalculable loss of lives and of economic resources." Zen admits we don't see an...
  • Bp. Schneider: Today’s public worship bans are like ‘times of systematic Christian persecution’

    05/14/2020 4:47:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 14, 2020 | Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    Bp. Schneider: Today’s public worship bans are like ‘times of systematic Christian persecution’ Editor’s note: Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, one of the signers of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s “Appeal for the Church and the World,” responds to sharp criticism that the Appeal has generated. May 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — On May 8, 2020, a document titled “Appeal for the Church and the World: to Catholics and all people of good will” was published. Its initial signatories included, among others, three cardinals, nine bishops, eleven doctors, twenty-two journalists, and thirteen lawyers. It is...
  • Francis, the Good Boss “Who Doesn't Want To Fire Anyone.” But the Facts Say the Opposite

    05/12/2020 4:27:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 12, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    Francis, the Good Boss “Who Doesn't Want To Fire Anyone.” But the Facts Say the Opposite The all-out war that flared up starting on May 3, in Italy, between minister of justice Alfonso Bonafede and the magistrate Nino Di Matteo, both belonging to the justicialist wing of politics and the magistrature, has obscured what happened at the Vatican in the days immediately beforehand, with Pope Francis as protagonist, there too in the name of the most unbridled justicialism.In Argentina, “justicialista” was the name of the party created by Juan Domingo Perón, the leader whom Jorge Mario Bergoglio fervently supported in...
  • Faith & Freedom

    05/09/2020 2:24:35 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Te ^ | William C. Stewart
    This page highlights the importance of Christianity to society and our political freedoms that allow us to practice as well as speak freely our faith. https://teleiosresearch.com/christian-freedom/
  • Dallas salon owner who reopened despite coronavirus restrictions gets 7 days in jail

    05/05/2020 5:42:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/17 1 hour ago | Nick Givas | Fox News
    A Texas salon owner was given seven days in jail on Tuesday after she refused to apologize for defying coronavirus related restrictions by remaining open for business. Dallas business owner Shelley Luther was given a choice: She could offer an apology for selfishness, pay a fine and shutdown until Friday, or serve jail time. "I have to disagree with you, sir, when you say that I'm selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish," she told the judge. "I have hairstylists that are going hungry because they would rather feed their kids. So sir, if you think the law is...