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  • Amir Tsarfati on the escalation in the Middle East

    01/21/2019 7:56:24 AM PST · by firebrand · 3 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 20, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    A report on yesterday's escalation of the battle in Syria. Israel struck during the day for tactical reasons, and also acknowledged their action---two things that are unusual. There was also an unprecedented attack by the Iranian militias on a civilian target in Israel, which was countered by the Iron Dome with no casualties. Important news on the two nations south of Israel---Sudan and Libya---that are mentioned in the Bible as participating in the Ezekiel war. Amir followed up today with another video telling of an Iran general's promise to destroy Israel, and why we should not let it worry us....
  • The Black Man's ONLY TRUE Friend on MLK Day - The Lord Jesus Christ!

    01/21/2019 6:19:03 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/21/19
    The white and black oppressors of the lawless Left Democratic Party, who abhor Almighty God the Creator and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 1:18-32) only seek to agitate, control, use, enrage and scare their black Democratic voters and to keep them on their state plantation. This was NEVER MLK's vision for Africain Americans. The very ones who are black America's lawless oppressors are usually put back in power each time by Black America; making heavier their chains of social ills. The Left is horrified of losing their political stranglehold and power and truly care nothing about black America. The black population are...
  • Jesus Christ's Shed Blood and RIGHTEOUSNESS Ends Racism To Those Who Receive Him

    01/21/2019 6:05:50 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/21/19
    Dear friends, have you had enough of the lawless race baiters on both sides of the color chart today? Lawless blacks and lawless whites dividing America and creating a horrific wake of envy, violence, lawlessness and discord because of their hatred and lawless mindsets (Psalm 14, Rom. 1:18-32; 3, 1 Cor. 1:18, Gal. 5:17-21, James 4:1-7, Jude 1:10). Almost everyone today is offended by something and a victim of someone yet none seek to look in the mirror and make a judgment based on the Word of Almighty God. Such is the world of lawless moral relativism. Many celebrities and...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - 1/21/2019 [Prayer]

    01/20/2019 11:03:49 PM PST · by · 23 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 1/21/2019 | UMCRevMom
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Bishop-writes-open-letter-to-Gov-Cuomo

    01/19/2019 5:57:41 PM PST · by stonehouse01 · 15 replies
    The Evangelsit ^ | 1/19/19 | Bishop Scharfenberger
    Although in your recent State of the State address you cited your Catholic faith and said we should "Stand with Pope Francis", your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our Pope and our Church
  • Vietnam Demolitions Pit Catholic Church Against Authorities

    01/19/2019 5:46:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/19 | Rina Chandran
    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The demolition of about 100 homes near Ho Chi Minh City, including one owned by the Catholic Church, has pitted the church against authorities in the latest such dispute over land in the Communist Party-ruled country. Residents in Tan Binh district received no warning of the demolitions earlier this month and were given little compensation, according to local media reports. Land conflicts have risen in Vietnam since the ruling Communist Party launched its economic reforms, or doi moi, in the late 1980s, which resulted in more farming land being taken over to build highways and...
  • European Court Upholds Removal of Children From Home Schooling

    01/19/2019 5:41:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 1/16/19 | Howard Friedman
    In Wunderlich v. Germany, (ECHR, Jan. 10, 2019), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment upheld Germany's three-week removal of four children from their parents' home after the parents insisted on home schooling them and refused to send them to state schools. The court held that there was no violation of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life). the Court said in part: The Court finds that the enforcement of compulsory school attendance, to prevent social isolation of the applicants’ children and ensure their integration into society,...
  • The 2019 D.C. Women's March - The Dominance of the Godless American Woman!

    01/19/2019 3:49:47 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 22 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/19/19
    Today there are absolutely no shortages of godless women in our post-Judeo/Christian American culture as we have seen with the Washington D.C." women's" march. What is the most telling part of all of this is that these female hordes choose to have their "protest, celebration" and high holy day on the anniversary weekend of the legalization of abortion. How evil is that! Celebrating women's rights on the foundation of death and barbarity! These women occupy all of society’s genres from politics to Hollywood, from the music industry to the fashion world, from the faculty lounge to the masses. They are...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fear That Panama’s World Youth May Be Flop – Only 150.000 Registered

    01/19/2019 7:10:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 18, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Fear That Panama’s World Youth May Be Flop – Only 150.000 Registered Alessandro Gisotti, the Interim Director of the Holy See Press Office, admitted (January 18) that only about 150,000 people have signed up for World Youth Day in Panama (January 22 to 27). He hopes more to come who have not registered.The location for the main event has a capacity of 700.000 people. Gisotti excuses the small crowd explaining that students in North America and Europe are at school. At the last three World Youth Days in Spain (2011), Brazil (2013) and Poland (2016) there were between 2 and...
  • Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive in the U.S. Senate

    01/18/2019 7:26:06 AM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-18-2019 | Michael Gerson
    Those who want to understand how Democrats manage to scare the hell out of vast sections of the country need look no further than the story of Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and the Knights of Columbus. In considering the confirmation of Brian Buescher to a federal judgeship last month, Harris and Hirono submitted written questions that raised alarms about his membership in “an all-male society comprised primarily of Catholic men.” “Were you aware,” Harris asked, “that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?” And: “Have you ever,...
  • America - Are You Ready for ETERNITY?

    01/17/2019 7:08:16 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 16 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/17/19
    May I ask you (America) this most serious personal question? Do you possess the perfect RIGHTEOUSNESS needed to enter into the holy perfect presence of Almighty God? That is exactly what Almighty God has provided in the Person of Jesus Christ for ALL those of Adam’s fallen race who place their trust in Him (Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 10:2-4; 2 Cor. 5:21). These turbulent and troubling days are only going to get worse (2 Tim.3:1-7, 4:1-4). There is nothing we can do to stop what is transpiring and radically taking place in our nation and in this world. We are indeed...
  • Diligently Searching in the Dark for Something That Is Not There!

    01/17/2019 7:03:21 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 3 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/17/19
    Mankind is ever searching for a black cat in which the room is dark, with black painted walls, with a broken flashlight, without batteries and the black cat which they seek does not even exist! This delusional expedition is the ultimate tragic quest of vanity and futility (Prov. 14:12, Rom. 1:18-32). Generation upon generation has come up empty - as history can attest - in man's never-ending search for answers and meaning without their RIGHTEOUS Creator (Eccl, Isa 59:8-9). Apart from Almighty God, how will lost mankind ever find meaning and the answers to life's mysteries? My friend, when one...
  • Senate Passes ‘Religious Test’ Resolution on Knights of Columbus

    01/17/2019 5:40:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/17/19 | Ed Condon
    Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2019 / 10:45 am (CNA).- The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be "unconstitutional" to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying criteria for public office. The resolution passed by unanimous consent, meaning it went unopposed by senators of either party. The Jan. 16 resolution was drafted and introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) in response to recent questions put to a judicial nominee, which suggested membership in the Knights could prevent someone serving impartially as a judge. Citing the protection of religious liberty in the Constitution, the resolution noted that past...
  • [Catholic Caucus] And Persecution of Underground Catholics Continues

    01/17/2019 9:51:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | January 12, 2019 | Lin Yijiang
    And Persecution of Underground Catholics Continues Never mind a nearly four-month-old provisional agreement with the Vatican – one that was supposed to ease decades-long tensions regarding the appointing of bishops – the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, is upping its suppression and persecution of underground Catholic churches and believers.Under the Vatican-China deal of 2018, Pope Francis recognized the legitimacy of seven Chinese-government-appointed bishops, who, not having been selected by the Vatican, had been excommunicated. In turn, Beijing finally, and formally, recognized the pope’s authority.“China and the Vatican will continue to maintain communications and push forward the process of improving relations...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: A Real "Schism" Is Under Way - But Only In Politics

    01/17/2019 9:08:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 16, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Francis: A Real "Schism" Is Under Way - But Only In Politics Humanity encounters "serious difficulties", writes Pope Francis in a letter to the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life (dated January 6). According to Francis, the cleavage between the "obsession for one's own wellbeing" and the "shared happiness of humanity" seems to become deeper to the point that one may think, "that between the individual and the human community a real schism is underway." The term "schism" has primarily a religious connotation, meaning a breakaway from the Church. By using it in a political context, Francis seems to...
  • Analyst: Pope’s Sagging Popularity Signals Fading Trust in Globalism

    01/17/2019 8:59:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams
    Analyst: Pope’s Popularity Slump Marks Fading Trust in Globalism The approval rating of Pope Francis declined all over Europe during the course of 2018, a new analysis observed Wednesday, in large part because of his ever-less popular pro-immigration stance and other globalist positions. Among German Catholics, the pope’s popularity plummeted by a staggering 20 percentage points in one year, notes analyst Francesco Galietti, who runs the political risk consultancy Policy Sonar, and with Francis at its helm, the Catholic Church as a whole also suffered a drop of 9 percent in its approval rating among the same constituency.
  • This country was removed from Christian persecution list; now a 'model' for religious tolerance

    01/17/2019 7:41:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/17/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Open Doors USA released on Wednesday its annual list of top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted. Two countries were taken off the list and two were put on this year. Bahrain, a tiny Muslim-majority nation in the Persian Gulf, earned its way off the 2019 World Watch List after being ranked in previous editions because of religious freedom and human rights concerns. In previous editions, the leading international Christian persecution watchdog called out the “relatively religiously tolerant” kingdom of Bahrain for placing inhibitions on the freedom to assembly, prohibitions against Christians proselytizing and restrictions to religious expression. In...
  • How a Populist Party Has Divided the Spanish Bishops

    01/16/2019 7:01:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/10/19 | Jonathon Luxmoore
    When a party widely seen as far-right entered one of Spain’s regional parliaments last month, it posed a dilemma for the Catholic Church during a time of tension over the Socialist government’s secularisation programme. “This result shows attacks on religious freedom don’t go unpunished – those seeking to divide Spain and create a world without God will have to pay a political price,” said Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba. He was reacting to the success of Vox in regional elections in Andalusia in December, following disputes over immig­ration, education, abortion and other issues under premier Pedro Sánchez’s government. He...
  • Did She Lie? Ireland’s Former Female President Claims John Paul II Refused to Shake Her Hand

    01/16/2019 6:57:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/15/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, January 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion and pro-homosexual former Irish president Mary McAleese, who claims to be Catholic, may have been caught in a lie when she recently told an audience that Pope John Paul II refused to shake her hand. McAleese, 67, who was president of Ireland, a largely ceremonial position, from November 1997 to November 2011, made headlines last week by claiming that St. John Paul was rude to her because, she insinuated, she was a female leader. According to Irish Central and the Boston Globe, McAleese spoke at an event sponsored by the Irish American...
  • Putin Describes Establishment of New Church in Ukraine as 'Dangerous Politicking'

    01/16/2019 6:50:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/16/19
    Moscow, January 16, Interfax - The establishment of the "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" is a purely political project aimed at sowing not only ethnic but also religious discord between Russians and Ukrainians, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "The new church entity is an entirely political, secular project. Its main aim is to divide the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, sowing seeds of ethnic as well as religious discord," Putin said in an interview with the Serbian newspapers Politika and Vecernje Novosti ahead of his visit to Serbia. The English-language version of the interview is available on the Kremlin's official website....