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  • Delaware Judge: Priest-Penitent Privilege May be Unconstitutional

    02/05/2016 5:55:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    A Delaware superior court judge has questioned the constitutionality of a state law that protects the secrecy of sacramental confession. State law mandates the reporting of suspected child abuse except in cases covered by the attorney-client privilege and conversations "between priest and penitent in sacramental confession." Ruling in a case involving the failure of elders of the Jehovah's Witnesses to report child abuse, Judge Mary M. Johnston said that if "priest," "penitent," and "sacramental confession" are interpreted narrowly, then the law is unconstitutional because its "effect would be to advance certain religions over others."
  • BOMBAY CARDINAL PUSHES GAY RIGHTS IN INDIA

    02/05/2016 9:26:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 3, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    The top court of India is re-evaluating a law deeming homosexual acts punishable with prison time-- and the Catholic archbishop of Bombay is encouraging the move. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, and known to be gay-friendly, has come out "in favor of decriminalization of Section 377" of the Indian Penal Code, which declares homosexual acts as "against the order of nature." The supreme court in New Delhi is setting up a panel to re-examine a 2013 ruling that declared only the Indian parliament could repeal the colonial-era law prohibiting the country's citizens from openly engaging in a homosexual lifestyle....
  • Pope's Opening to China Skips Over Religious Freedom

    02/03/2016 5:24:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 2/2/16 | John Allen Jr
    On Tuesday, an exclusive interview with Pope Francis about China was published by the Asia Times, in which the pope urges the world not to fear growing Chinese power. It's likely to be hailed as a great opening, as well as another sign of keen Vatican interest in moving ever closer to normalized diplomatic relations with Beijing. "The Catholic Church, one of whose duties is to respect all civilizations, before this civilization, I would say, has the duty to respect it with a capital 'R'," the pope said. Yet there's a striking omission in the conversation between Francis and Italian...
  • Inquiry into Royal Family Killing to Continue as Long as Necessary - Patriarch Kirill

    02/03/2016 5:08:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/2/16
    Moscow, Fabruary 2, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said the inquiry into the killing of the family of Nicholas II will be completed once the truth is found. "I have received highest-level reassurances that there will be no hurry and no tying down of the end of the inquiry to any particular date. The inquiry will last as long as is necessary in order establish the truth," the patriarch said at the current Bishops' Council in Moscow on Tuesday. Unlike the situation in the 1990s, the state has given representatives of the Church - archbishops,...
  • (Red) China, Vatican negotiate further on bishop appointments

    02/03/2016 2:45:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | February 3, 2016 | ucanews.com reporter
    The meeting in Rome was the third round of negotiations on bishop appointments in China. The first was held in June, 2014 and the second in October, 2015.
  • Vietnam's Newest Theological Institute Kicks Off Courses in September

    02/02/2016 7:52:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 1/271/6
    Students can apply before 5 July for admission test to either biblical or dogmatic theology. Preparations for the new facility are well underway. This is unusual in a Communist nation where Church educational activities have always been hamperedHo Chi Minh City (AsiaNews/EDA) - In a statement on 21 January, the Bishops' Commission for Education announced that classes will begin next September at Vietnam's new theological institute in Ho Chi Minh City's Third District, at 72/12 Tran Quoc Toan Street. Hence, future students can begin to apply, this according to Eglises d'Asie (EDA). Following the initial evaluation of applicants' ability to...
  • Obama Administration Ignores Federal Law, Allows California to Force Churches to Fund Abortions

    02/02/2016 9:46:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It has been more than a year since the Obama Administration promised to investigate a California order that forces churches to fund abortions through health insurance plans. Despite the repeated urging of pro-life lawmakers and religious groups in California to act on that promise, the administration appears to be doing nothing. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The...
  • Satanic Temple claims discrimination after invite to deliver invocation scheduled to be revoked

    02/02/2016 6:23:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PHOENIX (ChurchMilitant.com) - Members of the Phoenix City Council are blocking a satanist group from performing an invocation at a council meeting this month. Four councilmen are seeking to enact an emergency ruling forbidding representatives from the Satanic Temple of Tucson, Arizona from delivering a prayer at the beginning of the February 17 city council meeting. Current rules allow any organization to call the city clerk's office and choose a date to act as the prayer leaders for that particular meeting. City Manager Ed Zuercher has stated the proposed changes, set as an agenda item for next Wednesday's meeting, would...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/01/2016 6:50:42 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    2-1-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 18:35 You have Given me Your Salvation as my Shield.
  • Georgetown Students Drive Pro-Life Efforts Without University Support

    Georgetown University students who attended last week's March for Life in Washington, D.C., recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that student groups at the University are finding success in driving pro-life outreach and discussion on campus despite the University's lack of support for their events and activities, or for Church teaching on life issues."I think that given a campus culture that's often hostile to pro-life views, it's extremely helpful that there exists organizations like Georgetown Right to Life," Michael Khan, president of the student-run Right to Life group, told the Newman Society. "With contraceptives allowed in dorms and faculty...
  • Why didn't Pope Francis endorse Family Day 2016? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/01/2016 3:53:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 1, 2016 | David Martin
    On January 30 hundreds of thousands of demonstrators participated in the Family Day 2016 in Rome to protest the controversial "Cirinna" bill to legalize same-sex unions, which the Italian Parliament is expected to vote on shortly. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco who heads the Italian Bishops' Conference has been leading a handful of good bishops in openly supporting these faithful Catholics who defend traditional family values. This beautifully fulfills the Church's mission to go into the world and uphold the light of Christ so that everyone might be compelled in the right direction for the common good. This fight for family values...
  • World Hijab Day encourages women to try covering up

    02/01/2016 7:03:26 AM PST · by nycteacher · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/2/16 | Emanuella Grinberg
    Khan started World Hijab Day to build empathy for this perspective and to encourage non-Muslims, and Muslims who don't normally wear a hijab, to try it out. The Arabic word hijab refers not just to a headscarf but to modest dress and behavior in general.
  • The Fate of the Religious Right May Be Foretold in Iowa

    01/31/2016 11:25:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Slate ^ | January 31, 2016 | Michelle Goldberg
    Evangelical power brokers are losing their influence. Donald Trump is the proof.Last Wednesday evening, a few hundred Christian conservatives gathered at Noah's Event Venue in suburban Des Moines for a rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. It featured leading figures from both the local and national religious right, there to make the case that the movement must unite behind Cruz. "Ted Cruz is one of us," said Bob Vander Plaats, head of the FAMiLY Leader, Iowa's most influential evangelical organization. "He's trustworthy. He hates dishonest gain." Vander Plaats was both referencing Exodus 18:21 ("But...
  • UK MPs Ruled by Sharia Law: Politicians Face Alcohol Ban as New Offices Governed by Islam

    01/31/2016 2:01:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 1/29/16 | Alex Culbertson
    Politicians could face an alcohol ban as the new offices they will be moving into are ruled by Sharia law.MPs are to be rehoused temporarily in Richmond House while Parliament undergoes much-needed repair. But the building, 91 metres down the road, was transferred from the British Government to wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen and banks under an Islamic bond scheme, called Sukuk, in 2014 in George Osborne's bid to make the UK a global hub for Islamic finance. The lease terms stipulate the building is governed under Islamic law - which includes the banning of alcohol on the activities. A Whitehall...
  • Defiant Catholic Laity against "same-sex unions", despite little support from the Vatican

    01/31/2016 9:23:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 68 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 1/30/16 | New Catholic
    The "Cirinna Bill" being debated in the Italian Parliament to allow "same-sex unions" in that central nation of Catholicism managed to bring Catholics from all over Italy to Rome this Saturday. The image from the Circo Massimo is unmistakable: on this "Family Day", a huge multitude of Italian families (including many friends of this blog) gathered to protest the government's support of the counternatural bill. Cardinal Bagnasco, the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, despite the clear lack of support from Pope Francis, kept his support for the event. Some Cardinals, including Cardinal Sarah, showed their support. But the Pope...
  • The Amazing History Behind the Very Christian Plaque at Mount Rushmore

    01/30/2016 3:48:42 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 28, 2016 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The story behind a plaque at Mount Rushmore explaining the history of the United States of America with quite a Christian flavor would probably surprise many people. President Calvin Coolidge met the artist Gutzon Borglum who prompted him to dedicate the site for a carving of four president's busts in the 1920's. Coolidge helped to raise funds and was even present as the cornerstone was laid and said, “We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone laid by the hand of the Almighty. …The union of these four presidents carved on the face of the everlasting Black Hills of South...
  • 'Moscow Gives us Hope', Says Syrian Catholic Patriarch

    01/30/2016 10:39:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    ANSA Med ^ | 1/28/16
    'We will thank anyone who helps us stay in our country'ROME - Syrian Catholic Church patriarch Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Younan has said that he approves of Russia's actions as an attempt to resolve the Syrian conflict and defeat the Islamic State (ISIS). "The Russian intervention gives us a bit of hope in this tragic situation," he said. "Russia has helped Syria a great deal to retake and liberate cities and villages under the control of terrorist groups." "Syrian Christians are grateful to Russia," he said. "Since it intervened, many things have changed on the ground." "We will thank anyone...
  • What a Gay Man’s Court Victory Over a Catholic Girls School Means

    01/30/2016 6:40:03 AM PST · by NRx · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 01-26-2016 | Diana Stancy
    A court ruling against a Catholic girls school that declined to hire a gay man in a non-classroom job highlights the need for such religious institutions to do a better job of spelling out their teachings and expectations for potential employees, a Catholic educator said. “Parents and extended family members who entrust their children to a faith-based institution expect consistent messages and integrity of teaching from the church and the school,” Denise Donohue, deputy director of K-12 programs for the Cardinal Newman Society, told The Daily Signal. Donohue’s comments came after a Massachusetts state judge ruled that the Catholic school...
  • Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton lead the presidential race for pastors

    01/29/2016 5:34:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Christian Today ^ | January 29, 2016 | Carey Lodge
    Donald Trump is failing to gain support among American church leaders, new research has found, with just five per cent of Republican Protestant pastors saying they would vote for him. Results of a survey conducted among ministers were released by Lifeway research, where senior church leaders were asked: "If the 2016 presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote?" Ted Cruz won the race among pastors who identified as Republican, with 29 per cent of those polled saying they would vote for him. More than a third (39 per cent) were undecided, but one in ten said they...
  • "Partakers in the Suffering": Recent Events in China's Hopeful Church

    01/29/2016 5:13:55 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/27/16 | Anthony E. Clark PhD
    The situation in China is far more complex than a simple chronicle of antagonism, suspicion, and persecution; progress and hope also punctuate the narrativeBeloved, do not be startled at the trial by fire now taking place among you to prove you, as if something strange were happening to you; but rejoice, in so far you are partakers of the Suffering of Christ. (1 Peter 4:12) "Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief," asserts Article thirty-six of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, "No state organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to...
  • Could this be Donald Trump?

    01/29/2016 12:08:02 PM PST · by bestiq · 89 replies
    NKJV ^ | BC | GOD
    Pro 28:2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; But by a man of understanding and knowledge Right will be prolonged.
  • Patriarch grateful to Russia for military intervention in Syria

    01/29/2016 6:07:16 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | 01-29-2016 | Staff
    The head of the Syriac Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, welcomed the Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. In the four months since Russia, at the request of the Syrian government, began its air strikes against rebel forces and the Islamic State, "many things have changed on the ground," said Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. "The Russian intervention gives us a bit of hope in this tragic situation," he continued. "Russia has helped Syria a great deal to retake and liberate cities and...
  • Mind Power: A Manifesto

    01/28/2016 12:44:49 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    HarvBishop.com ^ | January 2016 | Mitch Horowitz
    From time to time I hear from old friends, and sometimes from strangers, wondering why I occupy myself with what they regard as “woo-woo” stuff – that is, New Thought and positive-mind traditions. They are right about my commitments. Since the 2014 publication of my One Simple Idea, a history and analysis of positive-mind metaphysics, I have grown more dedicated to exploring the use and viability of the core mind-power thesis, which is: thoughts are causative. My aim is not to disembark from “serious” esoteric traditions (more on that in a moment); nor is it to discontinue my work as...
  • Mixed Signals from Italy's Bishops as Vote Approaches on Civil Partnership Bill?

    01/28/2016 6:08:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/26/16 | Alessandra Nucci
    Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco insists the bishops are united, but questions exist about how supportive Pope Francis is of open opposition to controversial legislation supporting same-sex partnerships The pressure to subvert traditional ethics on issues pertaining to life, the family and education, which has been sweeping through the European Union from West to East, is currently being halted by the former "Iron Curtain" countries, and in Italy, where the struggle has been pitting grassroots movements against the European Establishment for at least a dozen years now. As befits the country that has hosted the papacy for almost all of the twenty...
  • Pro-Huckabee SuperPAC Takes Aim At Cruz's Faith in New Ad

    01/27/2016 2:15:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard and Carrie Dann
    A new ad questioning Ted Cruz's commitment to his religious faith will hit Iowa airwaves Wednesday, just days before the high-stakes Iowa caucus. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In the ad, which was created by a superPAC backing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, two women discuss Cruz's reported comments on gay marriage and what they call his paltry donations to churches and charities. "I heard something about Ted Cruz -- that gay marriage wouldn't be a top priority for him?" says one woman. The other replies "He said it at a fundraiser in New York City. He tells them one thing -- tells Iowans another."(continued)
  • Dear Christians, If You Vote For A Godless Man, You Are Asking For Tyranny

    01/27/2016 11:27:33 AM PST · by paladinan · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-19-2016 | Matt Walsh
    It's very simple. If a man has no moral center, if he has ambition but no faith, if he does not demonstrate humility or integrity, I will never vote for him for president. I don't care who he is, what he's done, what he says, or what positions he holds. None of that will matter when we are living under his tyranny, and tyranny is sure to follow when you give unspeakable power to a man who believes he is God. I'll put this another way: if you vote for a man who worships himself over God, you deserve the...
  • The Angel of Dachau: Pope Francis declares concentration camp priest a martyr

    01/26/2016 7:30:21 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2016
    Venerable Engelmar Unzeitig, CMM, whom Pope Francis declared a martyr last week. Credit: (c) Archiv Redaktion Mariannhill, Reimlingen via engelmarunzeitig.de. Vatican City, Jan 26, 2016 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a young priest with Czech roots serving in Germany and Austria, was arrested by the Nazis on April 21, 1941.His crime? Preaching against the Third Reich from his pulpit, particularly against their treatment of the Jewish people. He encouraged his congregation to be faithful to God and to resist the lies of the Nazi regime.As punishment, Fr. Unzeitig was sent to what has been called the "largest...
  • The Antichrist and President Obama

    01/26/2016 4:31:51 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 62 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/25/2016 | Daymond Duck
    The end of the age will be marked by a one-world government ruled by an evil man that Christians call the Antichrist (Dan. 7:23; Rev. 13:7-8). Some think Pres. Obama is the Antichrist. Others think he is a type (a picture or a forerunner) of the Antichrist. This writer has long believed that Pres. Obama might seek to become one of the 10 kings (the first head of the North American Union), but he appears to want more than that. He appears to want to rule the world. There was a report on Jan. 8, 2016 that Pres. Obama wants...
  • Francis and "Civil Unions" for "Gays": Not to Say NO Is to Say YES.

    01/26/2016 1:43:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 25, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As the Italian parliament prepares to vote on whether to legalize "civil unions" for "couples" who engage in sodomy, Pope Francis has told the judges of the Roman Rota (the Vatican's matrimonial tribunal) that "there can be no confusion between the family God wants and any other type of union. ... The family, founded on indissoluble matrimony that unites and allows procreation, is part of the 'dream' of God and that of his Church for the salvation of humanity." That sounds fine, putting aside the peculiar notion that God has a "dream" about "the family that God wants" as opposed...
  • Putin Says he Likes Communist Ideas Echoing Bible's but USSR Got Them Wrong

    01/26/2016 5:16:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1-26-16
    Stavropol, January 26, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he still likes the ideas of Communism and that he has not ditched his party member ID card. "I quite liked, and still do, the Communist and Socialist ideas. If we look at the Code of the builder of Communism, which was broadly circulated in the Soviet Union, it is very much like the Bible. It is not a joke, there is in fact a similar passage in the Bible," he told the first inter-regional forum organized by his All-Russia People's Front on Monday. The Code proclaims very...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/25/2016 7:30:23 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    1-25-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Romans 12:2 Be not Conformed to this World: But be ye Transformed by the Renewing of your Mind, That ye May Prove what is that Good, and Acceptable, and Perfect, Will of God.
  • Reformed Muslims Won't Save the West from Islam

    01/25/2016 7:20:55 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 23 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    The "Solutions" of Western Strategists And Pundits Always Include Muslims "Reforming " Jihad Out Of Islam And/Or Muslims Fighting And Dying For The West Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.) Right Side News Author's Note: The organizational designations "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL), "Da'esh' all refer to the same organization, the 'Islamic State' (which is their own designation for themselves). The abbreviation "FTF" is the Obama regime's misleading designation of "Foreign Terrorist Fighters," instead of using their true identity, "Islamic Jihadists." (posting excerpt as punctuation does not convert well-RSN) Western Understanding And...
  • Biblical Prophecy Reveals Pope’s True Intentions Concerning the Jews

    01/25/2016 6:47:09 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 1/25/2016 | Rivkah Lambert Adler
    On the surface, it looks like Pope Francis and the Jews are cozying up to one another and becoming besties. Below the surface, an End of Days prophecy that pits Rome against Jerusalem is playing out. That’s the contention of Rabbi Tovia Singer, a Jewish expert in both Hebrew and Christian Scripture and director of the counter-missionary organization, Outreach Judaism. Singer opens his case by noting the proximity of two recent news items. \
  • The End of Prayer Shaming

    East Catholic High is in Liberal Connecticut,imagine. Check out the video and pass it around https://www.facebook.com/EastCatholicHighSchool/videos/1031698306852693/
  • TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US

    01/23/2016 10:20:22 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/23/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that he would have had "less difficulty" if he had proposed barring Christians from entering the US instead of Muslims. Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US. "If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And that's pretty sad, because we're Christians. I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian." Some of Trump's critics have questioned the sincerity of his faith, noting that the real-estate mogul...
  • Trump on God: 'I don't like to have to ask for forgiveness'

    01/23/2016 9:05:50 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 175 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 17,2016 | Maxwell Tani
    After months of reflection, Donald Trump says he still doesn't regret his decision not to ask God for forgiveness for his sins. In an interview on Sunday with CNN, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that he does not regret never asking God for forgiveness, partially because he says he doesn't have much to apologize for. "I have great relationship with God. I have great relationship with the Evangelicals," Trump said in the interview before pivoting to his poll numbers among Evangelical voters. "I like to be good. I don't like to have to ask for forgiveness. And I am good....
  • How Christianity Benefits Society, Even “Angry Humanists”

    01/23/2016 12:18:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/21/2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    Why has America been blessed in many ways in the past? At its core, the answer has to do with the Judeo-Christian tradition. We are living off of the residue of that great heritage. As one author put it, "one of our nation's primary advantages over many others lies in the greater strength of religion in American life." That author is Dr. Rodney Stark, a professor at Baylor, who is a specialist on the sociology of religion. Last week I mentioned a remarkable book he wrote that I feel did not get the attention it deserves. It's called America's Blessings: How Religion Benefits...
  • IHOP's (International House of Prayer) Mike Bickle Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/22/2016 4:13:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Charisma News ^ | January 22, 2016 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Mike Bickle, founder and director of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, just gave a nod to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The intercessory prayer pioneer has endorsed Cruz for president. "Our nation is in a great crisis in this hour," Bickle said. "We need a president who will first be faithful to honor God's Word. We need a president who will work to defend religious liberty, uphold our Constitution, keep our country safe and our economy sound and speak truth to the nation. We have been praying for righteous leaders, and Ted Cruz is such a leader. I...
  • Lenin's Burial Currently Irrelevant - Peskov

    01/22/2016 6:23:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/22/1t6
    Moscow, January 22, Interfax - The topic of a possible burial of Lenin is not presently on the Kremlin's agenda, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said. "There is no such question, neither in the field of discussions, nor in the field of some applied arguments and preparations. This issue is not on the agenda at all," he told reporters. He was responding to requests to comment on the remarks made by President Vladimir Putin earlier on Thursday, in which he criticized the actions and ideas of the leader of the revolution which in his view eventually led historical...
  • Obama America’s High Priest of Abortion

    01/22/2016 4:13:21 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/22/16
    In light of President Obama placing his hand on the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS WORD of Almighty God and being sworn into a second term... it is no secret that our current president is the greatest advocate for the barbaric act of abortion in the history of this nation. He loves it! He truly loves it! What else are we to think when we look at his voting record and out spoken zeal to preserve this horrific evil (Matt. 7:20)? President and High Priest of Moloch; Barack Hussein Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in their war on life and against...
  • What Hope is there for the Daughters of Moloch?

    01/22/2016 4:10:43 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 3 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/22/16
    Today, we live in a ravished society in which there is at least one individual that we might personally know who has had at least one abortion. May it be our sincere desire as ambassadors of Almighty God (2 Cor. 5:17-21) to share with that individual the loving forgiveness and kindness that is found ONLY in Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17; Rev.1:5). Oh my friend, if you have been one who has been alone and who has had to make decisions that you have fully regretted, turn your heart and eyes to the Savior of the world who LOVED you and...
  • How Does a President Defeat Nuns?

    01/21/2016 3:21:27 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 20, 2016 | REBECCA HAMILTON
    Does anybody, anywhere, believe that the HHS Mandate was ever intended to be anything other than a deliberate attack on the Catholic Church?Anyone?The duplicitous way that the Mandate was handled from day one should have convinced most Americans that shenanigans were afoot.The Mandate was drafted in closed-door meetings of a committee of abortion industry insiders. It violated promises that the President of the United States made to Congress in order to pass Obamacare.The administration rolled it out with an orchestrated apologia from the pandering press. Equally pandering organizations such as the ACLU joined in with assurances that the Mandate...
  • Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq Razed

    01/20/2016 6:22:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/16 | Martha Mendoza, Maya Alleruzzo, Bram Janssen
    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical. St. Elijah's Monastery stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, including most recently for U.S. troops. In earlier millennia, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches, prayed in the chapel, worshipped at the altar. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of...
  • Catholic Parents Question Trustees Over Calgary Bishop's 'Homophobic' Letter

    01/19/2016 2:43:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    CBC ^ | 1/17/16
    Edmonton trustees trapped between government policy and the church, parent saysSome Edmonton parents are asking why the Catholic school district sent them a link to a Calgary bishop's controversial tirade against the province's new guidelines regarding gender identity in schools. One parent Michelle Comeau said she believes trustees feel caught in the middle between what the government wants and what the church wants. She thinks the district sent the letter to say, "Well we're doing what the province wants, but here's what the church wants and ... we're just caught in the middle." Last week Calgary's Roman Catholic Bishop Fred...
  • Germany's Vatican Ambassador: 'Islam is Part of the Solution'

    01/18/2016 5:32:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 1/17/16 | Astrid Prange
    Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Annette Schavan, still sees religion as a peacemaker, despite wars and terrorism. In an interview with DW, she calls for more interfaith dialogue and respect between all religions. Deutsche Welle: After the New Year's Eve harassment incidents in Cologne, a highly charged atmosphere with regard to migrants has developed in Germany. How do people in Rome assess the events in Germany?Annette Schavan: The Vatican knows about all the new attempts to exploit religion as a justification for violence. Germany is viewed as a country that does a lot for refugees. The pope has explicitly commended...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/18/2016 11:33:49 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    1-18-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the Man that Trusteth in the LORD, And whose Hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a Tree that is Planted by the Water, Which Spreadeth Out her Roots by the River, And shall not Feel when the Heat Cometh, But her Leaf shall be Green, And shall not Care for the Year of Drought, Neither shall Cease from Yielding Fruit.
  • Jorge Bergoglio (Francis) is REALLY Ashamed of Jesus Christ

    01/18/2016 11:12:49 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 30 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | January 14, anno Domini 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    I mentioned the intentional covering of Bergoglio's pectoral cross in the heretical and hateful-to-God video put out by FrancisChurch last week. Just so you know that I'm not fantasizing about this stuff, check this out: Caption: (Photo not included ... see link) "See? I tucked it in so you wouldn't be offended by the sight of any of that superstitous bullshit. Pretty damn humble of me, eh? So, are you a Traveling Man too?" Guys, I keep trying to tell you, THEY DON'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE ANY OF IT. Bergoglio is HIDING THE CROSS OF CHRIST for fear of "offending" this...
  • Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A Saved Man As the Bible Teaches?

    01/18/2016 9:16:18 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 59 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/18/16
    Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saved? This is a question that I have often asked myself. There is no doubt that he had the trappings of a “Christian”, but was he saved as the Word of Almighty God requires (Matt. 7:21-23, Rom. 10:2-4)? This is not a black or white issue but a sound biblical one, for in the END that is what life is ALL about. Yes, Dr. King had a great dream, vision and was fearless about bringing civil rights to America tragically the lawless white and black Left in this country has hijacked and corrupted his...
  • Cardinal Zen calls out Francis & Vatican for the betrayal of the Catholic Church in China!

    01/18/2016 8:57:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 17, 2016 | Vox Cantoris
    Last March 2015, I wrote about what I see as a sell-out by the Vatican of the faithful Catholics of China, the real Bishops and the great Martyrs against Communism. It is a reminder of the Ostpolitik of John XXIII and Paul VI which sold out the great Cardinals Mindzenty and Slipyj and millions of others behind the old Iron Curtain. I have reposted the article one below this and a post from the great Cardinal Zen, Emeritus of Hong Kong. It is a wake-up call for these Romans who would cede to the atheistic communists the authority to suggest...
  • Confound evil men, when we can

    01/18/2016 6:40:08 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 13 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | January 14, anno Domini 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    "...to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." Pope St. Felix III