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  • Orbán Urges Europeans to Stand Against ‘Sovietisation’ of EU, Maintain Continent’s Christian Roots

    10/25/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/16 | Virginia Hale
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged Europeans to stand against the “Sovietisation” of Europe and said the continent must close its borders to migrants, at an event Sunday commemorating the anti-communist uprising of 1956.Warning that the European Union (EU) must not be turned into a “modern age empire”, Mr. Orbán defended the nation state and insisted the continent should hold on to its Christian roots. “People who love their freedom must save Brussels from Sovietisation, from people who want to tell us who we should live with in our countries,” the Prime Minister told the crowd gathered in Budapest. He...
  • VIDEO: Encouragement for all Trump supporting patriots

    "If God can part the Red Sea, then He can handle the Soros voting machines."
  • Behind the Bronze Doors: Soros Radicals collude with Vatican

    10/24/2016 6:07:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 24, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    WikiLeaks Release! More Podesta Emails Drip, drip, drip. The Tiber is overflowing with leaks from WikiLeaks documents which reveal the relationship between notorious George Soros operatives and high level Vatican prelates. They expose that the enemy scaled the Vatican wall and is now ensconced behind the Bronze Doors of St. Peter’s. In August 2016, the first batch of shocking emails were disclosed in the DCLeaks dump which uncovered George Soros’ Open Society documents confirming the close collaboration between Soros operatives and the Vatican, highlighted in a Soros Open Society U.S. Board Meeting Report in May 2015. The notes discussed the...
  • Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

    10/24/2016 5:48:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | 10/21/16 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent Imam has been appointed. “Now out of the four minarets of Hagia Sophia we will be hearing the voice of the Imam five times a day when until now it was only twice a day,” Turkish media reported. According to the decision of the Mufti of Fatih district and the Religious Affairs Service where Hagia Sophia belongs, the new permanent Imam will be responsible for all prayers of the day, Eleftheros Typos newspaper reports. Hagia Sophia,...
  • A Time for Decision

    10/24/2016 4:57:45 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
  • Catholic university prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters on campus

    10/24/2016 1:10:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The nation’s largest Catholic university told a group of pro-life students that it could not display posters reading “Unborn Lives Matter,” lest they provoke the Black Lives Matter movement. In a letter to the College Republicans, DePaul University president Father Dennis Holtschneider said the posters contained “bigotry” veiled “under the cover of free speech,” the Daily Wire reported. “By our nature, we are committed to developing arguments and exploring important issues that can be steeped in controversy and, oftentimes, emotion,” Mr. Holtschneider said in the letter. “Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/24/2016 11:37:50 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    10-24-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 118:1 O Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good; For His Lovingkindness is Everlasting.
  • The Silent and Tepid Trump Supporters: Prayers Needed

    10/24/2016 11:21:28 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Today | GoldenState_Rose
    Now, Donald J. Trump is no Jesus - though at his best, he seems to be truly penitent for his shortcomings and interested in doing the will of God -- or at the very least, surrounds himself with the likes of men of God such as Mike Pence and Ben Carson - always a good sign. That being said, I believe this admonition from Christ can directly apply to tepid Trump supporters -- particularly those righteous people who deep down espouse what Trump/Pence stand for, but are too afraid to admit it or proclaim their support. Some are even afraid...
  • Border mass with pope’s U.S. envoy backs immigration reform

    10/24/2016 9:54:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | October 23, 2016
    Pope Francis’s ambassador in the United States led a cross-border Mass on Sunday in an effort to bring awareness to the plight of immigrants and refugees.
  • If You Don’t Like Either Candidate, Then Vote for Trump’s Policies

    10/24/2016 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | October 19, 2016 | Wayne Grudem
    Sudden media attention   After I saw the shocking 2005 video with Trump talking about his sexual aggression against women, I wrote, “There is no morally good presidential candidate in this election.” I condemned Trump’s immoral conduct and said I did not know how I would vote. I asked to remove my earlier article, “Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice.” I urged Trump to withdraw, hoping we could get a better candidate.   The liberal media loved this. “Evangelical theologian calls on Trump to withdraw.” I suddenly had more requests for interviews from mainstream news...
  • I wrote about Max and Beth to defend Christian Trump supportrs

    10/24/2016 5:27:43 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 33 replies
    Mario Murillo Ministries ^ | 10/20/16 | Mario Murillo
    As I write you, 50,000 people have read the blog that mentioned Max Lucado and Beth Moore. Today I want to clear the air about why that happened. For me to mention the name of a fellow minister is like getting a root canal.  I only do it when all other remedies have been exhausted.  We are family.  We are all on the same team.  Christian unity is a witness to a dying world. So then why did I put out the blog?  I did it to defend Christians who are going to vote for Trump. Whether Max and Beth...
  • Italy's (Catholic) Bishops Give Full Support to Radical Party March for Prisoners

    10/23/2016 7:34:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10-22-16 | Edward Pentin
    After choosing not to back two recent pro-life demonstrations, the Italian bishops' conference has now agreed to participate in an upcoming "March for Amnesty, Justice, Freedom" organized by the anti-clerical Radical Party. The Nov. 6 Rome march, dedicated to Pope Francis and Marco Pannella, the party’s long-serving and recently deceased leader, will end in a call for a prisoner amnesty and coincide with the Pope’s Jubilee of mercy for prisoners that day, according to Italian media reports. A spokesman for the Italian bishops' conference, Father Ivan Maffeis, said its general secretary, Bishop Nunzio Galantino, gives his "steadfast commitment" to the...
  • The 38 Albanian Martyrs That Died Crying “Long Live Christ the King!”

    10/23/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 10/23/16
    When Pope Francis traveled to Albania two years ago, the testimony of priests and religious leaders who lived under the oppression of the communist regime left him speechless. Now, the 38 people who did not survive torture and died as victims of hatred for the faith have been declared martyrs and will soon be beatified. MSGR. ANGELO MASSAFRA Archbishop of Shkodra (Albania)"In the group of 38 martyrs, the last person was killed in '74 because he secretly baptised someone. The priest was also betrayed and was shot. Before being killed, they used to shout "Long live Christ the King!" like...
  • Priest tells Fox news he was “upset” Clinton cited Pope Francis to justify some of her positions

    10/23/2016 1:35:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 22, 2016
    October 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Once again a leading opponent of Catholic moral teachings, this time Hillary Clinton, has cited Pope Francis to give credibility to her actions. In a Fox news interview, Fr. Gerald Murray gives clear reasons why some of Clinton's remarks at the Al Smith dinner were highly inappropriate and that she should have used the event to publicly disown the anti-Catholic bigotry in her staff emails revealed by Wikileaks. Fr. Murray said, "there should have been a statement" by Mrs. Clinton "right at the start" of her remarks at the Al Smith dinner, "saying, 'I disown everything that was read in...
  • Catholic Cardinal: No Obligation to Follow a Pope Who Betrays the Church [China]

    10/23/2016 1:31:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    What Is Up With The Synod ^ | 10/22/16 | Hilary White
    I know we were all expecting the crack to come from a completely different corner of the Church, and that hardly anyone has been paying attention to the eagerness of the Francis Vatican to throw the Catholic Church in China to the communist wolves. As with every jurisdictional Vatican compromise with Communist governments the one in the offing smells of betrayal. There have been four secret meetings between Vatican representatives and Chinese government officials in the past two years, the most recent being at the end of April. Cardinal Zen, retired Bishop of Hong Kong, is not at all optimistic....
  • Be Catholic. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic moral vision. Advance the Kingdom of God.

    10/22/2016 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 09/29/2016 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Be Catholic. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic moral vision. Advance the Kingdom of God. by Msgr. Charles Pope -snip- To again be clear, abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and same-sex “marriage” are moral issues, and the Church must teach against them no matter where the political lines fall. The Catholic position on these matters currently coincides with one political party’s platform over another. But this not the intention or fault of the Catholic Church. -snip-
  • By God's Grace, Believers Needs to Expand Their Influence in American Society and Around the World

    10/22/2016 8:25:15 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    A pastor commented on the moral and spiritual decline in our country inferring a need to focus on our spiritual issues, not just our political political issues. I agree that the underlying cause of our political and social malaise is a deep spiritual need to come back to a trust and reliance on God, not a reliance on man and his government. "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall...
  • Russia’s Patriarch Kirill Meets Queen Elizabeth II, Discusses Christians in Europe

    10/21/2016 5:00:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 10/19/16
    The meeting is the first between Patriarch Kirill and Britain's head-of-stateQueen Elizabeth II has held a historic meeting with Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who is on an official visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. The meeting was held Tuesday behind closed doors in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence in London, and lasted for about a half-hour, the Patriarch's secretary, Alexander Volkov, said. “Patriarch Kirill told the Queen about the revival of the Church in Russia in the past 20 years, the construction of churches, the...
  • Church's Fear of 'Civil Rights' Prosecution Justified, Iowa Court Says

    10/21/2016 4:37:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 17, 2016 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A church’s lawsuit may go forward because it reasonably feared that Iowa’s strict anti-discrimination law would create legal penalties for its preaching and for having single-sex bathrooms and showers, an Iowa court has ruled. “The government acts outside of its authority when it attempts to control churches,” said Steve O’Ban, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. “Neither the commission nor any state law has the constitutional authority to dictate how any church uses its facility or what public statements a church can make concerning sexuality.” O’Ban represented Fort Des...
  • De Mattei: To which Church does Pope Bergoglio belong to?

    10/21/2016 3:42:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 19, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Two anniversaries overlap each other in 2017: the 100 years of the Fatima apparitions, occurring between May 13th and October 13th 1917, and the 500 years of Luther’s revolt, beginning in Wittenberg, Germany, October 31st 1517. However, there are two other much less discussed anniversaries which also fall next year: the 300 years of the official foundation of Freemasonry (London, June 24th 1717) and the 100 years of the Russian Revolution of October 26th 1917 (the Julian calendar in use in the Russian Empire: November 8th according to the Gregorian calendar). Yet, between the Protestant Revolution and the Communist Revolution...
  • Iraqi advances give hope to displaced Christians

    10/21/2016 1:15:08 PM PDT · by tekrat · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2016 | FAY ABUELGASIM
    Raeda Paulos could hardly conceal her joy when the television inside her cramped trailer showed Iraqi forces raising the national flag over a church in her hometown, a day after it was freed from Islamic State rule. "This is our church, this is where we used to pray!" she exclaimed as she watched the images at a camp for displaced Iraqis in Irbil, the Kurdish regional capital. It was also where her husband, Adil Mateh, hid when the extremists swept into Bartella, a historically Christian town east of Mosul, in the summer of 2014. He had stayed to volunteer at...
  • Exclusive: Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on bishops

    10/21/2016 10:02:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2016 | Lisa Jucca and Benjamin Kang Lim
    In yet a further sign of progress, the Vatican has reached a decision to recognize at least four Chinese bishops who were appointed by Beijing without the consent of the pope and so are considered illegitimate by the Holy See, according to Catholic Church sources and others briefed on the talks. The decision follows a breakthrough meeting in mid-August in Beijing between the Vatican representatives to talks with China and several of these bishops.
  • Time for Christians to Unplug from Our Secular Culture

    10/21/2016 7:58:09 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 43 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 20, 2016 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    Editor’s note: The following talk, originally titled “Remembering Who We Are and the Story We Belong To,” was delivered October 19, 2016 at the 2016 Bishops’ Symposium co-sponsored by the USCCB Committee on Doctrine and the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame and is published here with permission of the author.Much of what I say today you probably already know. But that doesn’t prevent a good discussion, so I hope you’ll bear with me. As I sat down to write my talk last week, a friend emailed me a copy of a manuscript illustration from...
  • Trump booed at Catholic fundraising dinner

    10/21/2016 6:20:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 133 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 21, 2016
    Donald Trump was booed by diners during a Catholic fundraising event last night.The Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual white-tie gala in New York, is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day and is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside. The event raises money for impoverished children throughout New YorkThe speakers usually poke fun at themselves and each other. But the audience seemed to think Trump had crossed a line with his caustic language about Clinton.Trump referred to his opponent as “corrupt” during a lengthy riff on the FBI’s investigation into her use of...
  • Al Smith Dinner: Cardinal Dolan fails to speak against abortion

    10/21/2016 4:52:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | J. Marsolo
    While the tradition of the Alfred E. Smith dinner to invite the Republican and Democrat nominee to raise money for charity is admirable, it was disturbing to see Timothy Cardinal Dolan laughing and joking with Hillary Clinton less than twenty-four hours after Hillary announced she supports abortion up to the moment of birth.  Worse, when he spoke at the end, he made a vague oblique reference to the life of the unborn when he said some of the money raised would help poor women give birth. I understand that the dinner is to raise money and everyone tries to...
  • Rebuking the Unholy Pro-Abortion Coalition

    10/20/2016 5:39:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Stream ^ | 10-20-16 | Michael Brown
    Many years ago, while participating in an Operation Rescue sit-in at an abortion clinic near Washington, D.C., I was struck by the make-up of the pro-abortion protesters. They were largely a mix of atheists, Satanists and gays, and they proudly identified as such. What a coalition! I remember asking myself, “Why would homosexuals be so adamant about this — adamant enough to show up early in the morning to protest our event — when, for the most part, it’s not relevant to their lives, since they’re not having babies?” To this day, colleagues of mine who share the gospel outside...
  • Ahead of Al Smith Dinner, Cardinal Dolan says Hillary owes Catholics an apology

    10/20/2016 3:47:28 PM PDT · by milford421 · 41 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 10/20/16 | Lisa Bourne
    "Asked about the anti-Catholic comments after speaking at The Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday night for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Cardinal Dolan suggested that had other faith traditions been the target of the prejudiced remarks, there would have been a swift apology and absolute disavowal of them. But as far as an apology from Clinton for the remarks demeaning Catholics, “Hasn’t happened yet,” Cardinal Dolan said. "
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • Dr. James Dobson Calls for Civil Disobedience

    10/19/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/18/16 | James Dobson
    Christians across America must express their outrage at the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling to uphold California's so called 'Reproductive FACT Act.' This decision will require 150 pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics across the state to promote abortion services to the women they serve. Since Roe v. Wade, privately funded crisis pregnancy centers across America have provided a refuge and an alternative to women who might have otherwise chosen abortion. They are vitally important in the fight to promote a culture of life, adoption and health. This ruling now forces these clinics to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, and it is...
  • White evangelicals stand with Donald Trump, surveys say

    10/19/2016 1:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tennessean | October 19, 2016 | Holly Meyer
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    10/19/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 52 replies
    10/19/16 | Vanity
    Lord Jesus: The power that raised You from the dead is the same creative power that designed each and every one of us, and therefore You know each one of our thoughts before we even think it; it this same power that created the universe. Nothing is too hard for You, Lord God! Please Lord, unravel all lies, disinformation, media frame jobs, false accusations from Hell, and may the Truth about the state of our nation and the true motives of each candidate be revealed tonight for all Americans to see and understand. Thank You Lord! Amen
  • The Hedge Is Down: Could This Be the End of America?

    10/19/2016 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/19/2016 | Geri Ungurean
    Adrian Rogers speaks of four things in Psalm 80 which are applicable today in America: 1. Great national despair (Psalm 80:4-6) Spiritual sterility – prayers were given up to God out of unrepentant hearts. These prayers actually made God angry. The prayer of an unrepentant people is an insult to Almighty God. Religion without Righteousness is repugnant to God. America is praying but the sin of America is running over. 2. Personal Sorrow Sorrow follows sin as night follows the day. 3. National Shame Our enemies laugh at us. No longer is America respectfed for her ideals. 4. Glorious National...
  • Christians: fast and pray, Fast and Pray, FAST AND PRAY for this election and for The USA!!!......

    10/18/2016 6:57:46 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 43 replies
    10/18/2016 | self
    Again, I cannot stress the importance of fasting and praying for this election enough. All those who are Christians please fast and pray to do what is truly essential for the winning of this election, and also for the benefit of the good to come if He allows for us to win this election. The Bible clearly states that it is The LORD that raises up and also brings down rulers. In The Bible whenever something was critically important for the survival and/or well being of the people of God the people prevailed when a time of fasting and praying...
  • Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years

    10/18/2016 5:29:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/17/16 | Laurie Goodstein
    When Jen Hatmaker speaks to stadiums full of Christian women, she regales them with stories about her five children and her garden back in Austin, Tex. — and stays away from politics. But recently she took to Facebook and Instagram to blast Donald J. Trump as a “national disgrace,” and remind her legions of followers that there are other names on the ballot in November. “Trump has consistently normalized violence, sexual deviance, bigotry and hate speech,” she said in an email interview. “I wouldn’t accept this from my seventh-grade son, much less from a potential leader of the free world.”...
  • Election 2016 - Catholic Argument for Voting against Hillary

    10/18/2016 3:12:45 PM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 13 replies
    Diocese of Phoenix ^ | October 18, 2016 | Ouch
    This sermon will knock your socks off!
  • 'God can anoint the jawbone of an ass, but He can't use a Jezebel'

    Not backing down. I told you some months back about an intriguing word from Christian teacher Lance Wallnau, who says he has heard from God that He is raising up Donald Trump to be a "wrecking ball against the spirit of political correctness." You might think that Wallnau would back off that assertion somewhat in light of the things that have come out about Trump over the course of the past two weeks. Well, if you think that, you're wrong. Quite to the contrary, Wallnau turns the circus of recent days on those who are driving all the hulaballoo, and...
  • A Christian view of the election

    10/18/2016 11:57:46 AM PDT · by chuckles · 30 replies
    vanity | 10-18-2016 | chuckles
    Well, the enemy is busy, as usual, and I fear being more successful than usual. I tend to look at things in a binary fashion and for the election, I see the Christian view, and everyone else's view. During the Primary, I had my picks based on what I saw in the character of the candidates and used the guidelines of what they believed, what fruit they displayed, Biblical knowledge, ect. My picks one by one fell off the list. Now we have, at last, a binary choice. What I see and hear from fellow Christians is misery, complaining, depression,...
  • New Black Pope With Marxist Past -- New Jesuit General Superior Elected

    10/18/2016 10:16:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 18, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The new "Black Pope" is a Venezuelan. The Society of Jesus (Societas Jesu), better known as the Jesuits, elected Fr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal on Friday, October 14th, as the new religious superior, which the Jesuits officially call the Father General. The Vaticanist, Sandro Magister, drew attention to the Marxist past of the new General, after learning of the election.
  • Catholic Bishop Blasts Tim Kaine: He’s Just a “Cafeteria Catholic” Because He Supports Abortion

    10/18/2016 7:14:28 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas doesn’t mince any words in a new editorial he posted on the web site of the Catholic archdiocese he heads. He says Hillary Clinton’s running mate Time Kaine is just a “cafeteria Catholic” because he supports abortion.
  • World's Last Chance

    10/17/2016 1:12:37 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 10/17/16 | Gary
    The following is just my own surmising in regards to the importance of the United States election on November 8th and what might happen depending on who wins. I firmly believe that 2015's Obergefell v. Hodges was a major moral turning point in the United States.  Some commentators, such as J.D. Farag, even thought that there could be no turning back or revival at this point.  The country has been on a downward spiral for a half-century, but up until 2015 Christians were still largely protected and individual states could support righteousness in a variety of ways.  The SCOTUS ruling...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/17/2016 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    10-17-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and Righteous; Yea, our God is Merciful.
  • Trump and the Jewish Vote

    10/17/2016 5:37:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    “On our issues Trump is perfect,” declares the grassroots organization, calling on fellow Jews across the country to remember, a word resonant with religious and historical meaning for Jews. It can't be true--the American Jewish community has "forgotten," or more accurately no longer chooses to remember, the existential threat to Israel, America, and Western civilization posed by Iran and the Iran Deal.  (snip)  Our children and grandchildren [will] ask us what were we thinking or were we even thinking when we ignored and denied the dangers facing us. (snip) Are American Jewish leaders once again going to deny...
  • Fake Catholic Groups and the "Catholic Spring" Emails

    10/17/2016 4:48:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 17, 2016 | Anne Hendershott
    It is now impossible to deny that Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United have worked for years to undermine and manipulate Catholic leadership John Podesta smiles after meeting Pope Francis after the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Beginning in 2007, orthodox Catholic writers including myself wrote dozens of articles in an attempt to expose the funding and duplicitousness of two fake Catholic groups: the George Soros-funded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United. (For example,...
  • When We Subordinate Our Christian Principles

    10/17/2016 4:28:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 17, 2016 | FR. BRANDON O'BRIEN
    “I die in the Catholic Apostolic and Roman religion, that of my fathers, that in which I was brought up, and which I have always professed” wrote Queen Marie Antoinette in the early morning hours before her execution on October 16, 1793. She penned these words in her final letter, written to her sister-in-law Princess Elisabeth, the youngest sister of her husband, King Louis XVI, who had been brought to the guillotine less than nine months earlier in January. In her letter to her sister-in-law, she decried the lack of priests in France who could supply the sacraments and...
  • The Anti-Catholic Catholics (and the Bishops Who Support Them)

    10/16/2016 4:23:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 10/14/16 | Phil Lawler
    Yesterday Ross Douthat of the New York Times embarked on a lengthy Tweetstorm —21 tweets in all—questioning whether it’s accurate to refer to the leaked emails from the Clinton campaign as evidence of “anti-Catholic” bigotry. Douthat—who is no friend of the Clintonite perspective—makes a quick, convincing case that the reality is more complicated. It’s not just that John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman at the center of the email exchanges, identifies himself as a Catholic. More important, Douthat notes, “the reality is that his vision is shared within Catholicism.” You will have no problem finding priests, religious, professors at Catholic...

    10/16/2016 2:48:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 16, 2016 | JP
    Most Americans have never heard of Thomas ŕ Kempis, who in 1418 authored “The Imitation of Christ.” But most of us are familiar with the principle he set forth nearly six centuries ago: “Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.” That’s why this God-fearing Christian can do no other than vote for Donald Trump. Not because the billionaire real estate developer/reality show personality is remotely worthy of the office previously held by such great Republican presidents as Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, but because Trump will subject the body of Christ to less evil than Hillary Clinton....
  • No, Voting for Trump Is Not Idolatry—Speaking Truth to Christians

    10/15/2016 11:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 13, 2016 | D. C. McAllister
    Many evangelicals and Catholics have been guilty in this election of casting baseless judgments and aspersions on fellow believers. This vilification has been leveled with such a fevered and mob-like malevolence that the fundamental commandment to love your brother has been all but shredded. No doubt, the devil is laughing even as Jesus grieves. The gist of the conflict is that Christians, who have decided that Donald Trump is so evil and immoral that any vote for him is to approve of and even become complicit in his sin, are questioning not only the character but the salvation of those...
  • The Profoundly Politically Incorrect John Zmirak [Catholic]

    10/15/2016 8:26:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 14, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    John Zmirak makes all the right heads explode. For that alone, we should be grateful.John caused quite an Internet kerfuffle a few years ago with a column called Illiberal Catholicism where he identified and took apart a tendency he spotted among young Catholics who were trending toward a hatred of America, a belief now rampant in some circles that America was badly founded and is therefore always incompatible with Catholicism. He also noted their hatred of the free market. We both saw it among the traditionalists we knew in New York in the 1990s. During a Mass on Thanksgiving...
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Hungary Helps Persecuted Christians, Bans Muslim Immigration

    10/15/2016 7:39:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 14, 2016 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    October 14, 2016 8:05 pm By Raymond Ibrahim 49 Comments The nation of Hungary recently did something as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.”Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians.In 81 countries around the world, Christians are persecuted, and 200 million Christians live in areas where they are discriminated against. Millions of Christian...
  • Archbishop Chaput: About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

    10/15/2016 4:38:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 14, 2016 | Archbishop Charles Chaput
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