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  • Far Eastern Russian Airport Could be Renamed for St. Innocent of Alaska

    10/17/2018 7:20:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/17/18
    Ten candidates were proposed yesterday for the renaming of South Sakhalin Airport on the far eastern Russian island of Sakhalin. Among the nominees was St. Innocent (Veniamin) of Moscow, the Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of North America, reports Interfax-Religion. St. Innocent was proposed as the future airport patron by Archpriest Viktor Gorbach, a member of the Public Chamber of the Sakhalin Region, during a meeting of the organizing committee for the renaming of the South Sakhalin Airport. Documents with the proposals will be sent to the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation for consideration. St. Innocent, the Metropolitan...
  • Chinese Bishops at Vatican Meeting Invite Pope to Make Landmark Visit

    10/17/2018 7:04:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/16/18 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY — Two Catholic bishops from China who for the first time were allowed by the Beijing government to attend a Vatican meeting have invited Pope Francis to visit their country, a Catholic newspaper said on Tuesday. Joseph Guo Jincai and John Baptist Yang Xiaoting attended the first two weeks of a meeting of bishops from around the world, known as a synod, and saw the pope daily. Their presence was the first concrete sign of a thaw between the Holy See and Beijing following a landmark agreement last month on the naming of bishops in the communist country....
  • The Identity Politics of Heaven

    10/17/2018 12:19:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 4 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/2018 | David Kupelian
    ... The mesmerizing ad ends with these words on screen: "Unlock your past. Inspire your future. Ancestry." There are currently over 10 million people in Ancestry's DNA database, each of whom sent the company $99 plus tiny bit of saliva, hoping to discover more about where they came from, who they're related to, what they're made of, what hidden gifts might lie dormant within them – in short, who they really are. While a few fortunate customers are reunited with long-lost relatives, most people, in return for paying for the privilege of giving their most private, personal data – their...
  • Jim Jones & Harvey Milk: The Secret History

    10/16/2018 7:44:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 10-15-18 | Rod Dreher
    Next month marks the 40th anniversary of two landmark events of American popular culture: the assassination of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk, and the mass suicide of 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult. If you remember anything about the mass suicide, it’s probably that cult leader Jim Jones was a fundamentalist Christian demon whose Bible-thumping berated brainwashed followers into drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Harvey Milk, by contrast, is a folk hero. The San Francisco supervisor became a gay-rights saint because he was martyred by a right-wing fanatic. That’s the received history in both cases. But according to author Daniel Flynn,...
  • Catholic poll: does your church still pray for the president during prayer if the faithful?

    10/16/2018 6:54:16 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 21 replies
    I have noticed that since Trump was elected, our church and others in the area no longer pray for the president and our leaders during the Prayer of the Faithful. It is really starting to irritate me. Traditionally, this was always part of the prayer and he needs it now more than mkst presidents have. Did other Freepers notice that they stopped? What about other Christian churches?
  • Taiwan Invites Pope Francis to Visit, Following Landmark China-Vatican Pact

    10/15/2018 7:26:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/15/18
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit, its President Tsai Ing-wen said, just weeks after the Vatican reached a milestone deal on the appointment of bishops with China, which claims the self-ruled island as its own. Last month’s deal gives the Holy See, Taiwan’s last remaining diplomatic ally in Europe, a long-sought say over such appointments, although both sides call it “provisional” and sources have said some key issues remain unresolved. Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen met Francis on Sunday and invited him to visit, Tsai’s office said in a statement, adding that the pope had replied...
  • Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

    10/15/2018 7:12:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    Russian Orthodox Church ^ | 15 October A.D. 2018 | Department for External Church Reltgh Relaations
    Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Russian Church With profound pain the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the report of the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on October 11, 2018, about the following decisions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople: confirming the intention ‘to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church; opening a ‘stauropegion’ of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kiev; ‘restoring in the rank of bishop or priest’ the leaders of the Ukrainian schism and their...
  • KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    10/15/2018 3:23:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 2016 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Anyone who grew up with the Eastern Orthodox Church (in my case, the Greek Orthodox Church) will get a good laugh at Vladimir Putin pretending to be a Christian during his first Easter as Russian ruler. As recounted by the great journalist Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006), the bravest of all the many Putin-critics to be systematically assassinated, in her book Putin’s Russia: The three men clumsily and clownishly crossed themselves, Medvedev making his crosses by touching his hands to his forehead and then to his genitals. It was risible. Medvedev followed Putin in shaking the patriarch’s hand as if he were...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL – October 15, 2018 (Prayer)

    10/14/2018 9:06:23 PM PDT · by · 27 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | October 15, 2018 | UMCRevMom
    Please join with in meditation and prayer. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind.
  • The ‘Religious Left’ Espouses Fake Doctrine That Deceives the Many

    10/14/2018 3:08:08 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 14, 2018 | JP
    “The National Council of Churches makes a rare statement to Oppose Kavanaugh.” So read the headline accompanying the lead story a fortnight ago in the The Washington Post’s “Acts of Faith” section. The WaPo hailed the NCC – the (fake) religious arm of the Democrat Party – for its denunciation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee (and, by extension, President Trump himself). And the paper misleadingly suggested that the NCC’s statement represented the prevailing sentiment of the “more than 30 million U.S. parishioners” the Protestant organization purportedly represents. But the NCC hardly speaks for the more than 30 million parishioners....
  • Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

    10/14/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis is facing criticism from abortion activists across Europe this week after he likened abortion to “hiring a hitman” to kill unborn babies. The pope made the impromptu remark Wednesday at the Vatican. ADF reports the pope’s abortion comments were not in the text of his prepared weekly homily. Instead, he appears to have spoken from the heart about the pervasive violence against unborn babies. “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is...
  • Polish Activist Refuses to Apologise for Remarks on [Irish PM] Varadkar’s ‘Perversion’

    10/14/2018 7:07:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 10/13/18 | Derek Scally
    Kaja Godek is being sued by 16 LGBTI+ people over comments on the Taoiseach A leading anti-abortion campaigner in Poland says she will not apologise for referring to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s homosexuality as perversion, even if ordered to do so by a Warsaw court. On Thursday Kaja Godek was sued by 16 members of Poland’s lesbian and gay community for television remarks last May, repeated in recent days, that she viewed Mr Varadkar’s homosexuality as a “perversion”. Ms Godek has hit back at the civil suit against her, calling it “vengeance for my pro-life and pro-family stance”. “I don’t know...
  • Quebec’s Premier-Elect Wants to Ban Religious Symbols for Teachers, Police, Judges

    10/14/2018 7:02:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/11/18 | James Risdon
    QUEBEC CITY, October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Wearing religious symbols in the Canadian province of Quebec will become illegal for teachers, judges, police officers and those who work in prisons under a campaign promise made by the newly-elected Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ). Premier-elect François Legault's party isn't set to officially take over in the predominantly French-Canadian province until October 18. But the party's official line while it waits in the wings is that its campaign promise to bring in a secular charter will go ahead. Aspects of that secular charter, widely considered to be open to a constitutional challenge, would...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’

    10/13/2018 3:42:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 12, 2018 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’ Many who have studied the life and pontificate of Pope Paul VI are convinced that he was far from exemplary in his conduct as pastor; that he not only did not possess heroic virtue, but lacked certain key virtues; that his promulgation of a titanic liturgical reform was incompatible with his papal office of handing on that which he had received; that he offers us a portrait of failed governance and tradition betrayed. In short, for us, it is impossible to accept that a pope such as this could ever be...
  • Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

    10/12/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration. The new rules protect the nuns and other religious employers from having to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. A federal judge blocked the rule in response...
  • Why Men Wage War and the EXPONENTIAL Day of the Lord!

    10/11/2018 6:18:57 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/11/18
    War, what is it good for? Well, that is a good question but do men really want to know where wars come from? No, NOT really... Men seek to end wars but they cannot stop the war from within their own fallen hearts against their ETERNAL Creator and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Gen. 6, Psalm 14:1-4, Matt. 15:17-21, Rom. 3:11-20; 7:10-25, Gal. 5:19-21, James 4:1-10). Until one has received Almighty God's Savior and Propitiation there can NEVER be TRUE peace in one's heart and the conflict and wars (internally and externally) will go on and on. Here on planet earth; strife, discord,...
  • Witches to Hex Justice Kavanaugh in Occult Ritual in NYC

    10/11/2018 5:49:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 92 replies ^ | 10/11/18 | Michael W. Chapman
    Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as "Brooklyn's premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space." The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook. "Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them," reads the description for the event, "Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh.""We are embracing witchcraft's true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised...
  • Can a Democrat Be a Christian?

    10/11/2018 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    RR ^ | 10/11/18 | Jim Towers
    The way I see it, the Democrat political party is made up of Socialists, sexual perverts, druggies, criminals, Muslims and clueless people who would circumvent our laws and try to destroy our Christian nation – some just to have their fifteen minutes of supposed fame by burning and defecating on the American flag – in public. Democrats are so determined to destroy the current administration that they will say or do anything to do so. Things have gotten so out of hand that Democrats will even disrupt Senator Cruz’s meal at a restaurant or issue death threats against political opponents...
  • Ecumenical Patriarch Grants Recognition to Schismatics- Asserts Jurisdiction over Ukraine

    10/11/2018 2:11:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    The Ecumecial Patriarchate ^ | 10-11-2018 | Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
    Announcement (11/10/2018). Presided by His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened for its regular session from October 9 to 11, 2018, in order to examine and discuss items on its agenda. The Holy Synod discussed in particular and at length the ecclesiastical matter of Ukraine, in the presence of His Excellency Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and His Grace Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton, Patriarchal Exarchs to Ukraine, and following extensive deliberations decreed: 1) To renew the decision already made that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceed to the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine. 2) To reestablish,...
  • Baltimore police to recognize Catholic Church-issued ID cards for immigrants

    10/11/2018 12:33:46 PM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10-10-2018 | Ian Duncan
    The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore will issue identity cards to undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people that the Baltimore Police Department has agreed to recognize — a program activists hope will make people more willing to cooperate with law enforcement. Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William E. Lori joined church and community leaders Wednesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Canton, which is home to a large immigrant congregation and will run a pilot of the card system. Pugh said that if the card gives even one person the confidence to report a crime, it will be a...