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  • UN Pushes for International Law to Make Abortion a Human Right

    09/25/2017 8:09:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/17 | Stefano Gennarini
    September 21, 2017 (Public Discourse) — Imagine a day in the not-too-distant future when we finally have the coveted fifth vote necessary to strike down Roe v. Wade. Recall the many years of sweat and tears, ups and downs, wrangling about judicial nominations, and arguing about presidential elections. Then imagine that fifth vote no longer even matters because abortion has been declared a human right by international law. The issue is not just out of the hands of the Supreme Court — it is out of the hands of the American people. This nightmare is now unfolding before our very...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 9-25-17 {Prayer}

    09/24/2017 11:59:41 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 25 replies
    9-25-2017 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Psalm 13:6 I have Trusted in Thy Mercy; My Heart Shall Rejoice in Thy...
  • Irish Hotel Cancels Pro-Life Conference After ‘Intimidation’

    09/24/2017 5:22:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/22/17 | Staff Reporter
    The Ashling Hotel cancelled the event due to 'health and safety' after online abuse and threats of protestA hotel in Dublin has cancelled a pro-life event after receiving a barrage of online abuse. Human Life International had booked an event at the Ashling Hotel for Saturday, September 30, however they say the hotel cancelled their booking after receiving a large number of negative emails and social media posts. Patrick McCrystal, HLI’s executive director, told the group was hosting a conference on “the effects of abortion on women’s physical and mental health”. However, the hotel contacted him this week to...
  • Jesus Christ's Shed Blood Ends Racism To Those Who Choose Him

    09/24/2017 5:37:57 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/24/17
    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 lawlessness moral relativism. Many celebrities and...
  • ACLU Sues Michigan for Allowing Adoption Agencies to Refuse Same-Sex Couples

    09/23/2017 6:21:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/22/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    LANSING, Michigan, September 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for allowing Christian adoption agencies to place children in homes with a mom and a dad. The ACLU is representing lesbians Kristy and Dana Dumont against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Children’s Services Agency over laws allowing religious exemptions for Christian adoption agencies. Dumont v. Lyon is the first legal action challenging laws that allow faith-based agencies to follow policies consistent with their beliefs. “We want to send a message to legislators,” ACLU lawyer Leslie Cooper...
  • Vatican Reacts to Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ Speech, No Place for ‘Military Superiority,’ ‘Unilateralism’

    09/23/2017 6:11:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/21/17 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a strongly worded address before the United Nations Wednesday, a Vatican spokesman denounced President Trump’s threats against North Korea as “deplorable.” Speaking in New York at the 10th Conference for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, noted that the rising tensions over North Korea’s growing nuclear program “are of special urgency,” while sharply criticizing President Trump’s handling of the situation. “The international community must respond by seeking to revive negotiations,” Gallagher said. “The threat or use of military force have no place in countering proliferation,...
  • Amir's message from Galilee on September 23

    09/23/2017 2:21:22 PM PDT · by firebrand · 47 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | September 23, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Much of this is about the September 23rd sign and the Rapture, but before that we have a current events update, beginning at the 5-minute mark. This may be the most important message from Amir thus far: We are not to waste this time but use it to bring as many people to salvation as possible. We are not to be discouraged, because God is never late. We are to return to Him and He will return to us.
  • Pope to EU Churches: Combat intolerance against migrants

    09/23/2017 10:10:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | September 22, 2017 | News.Va (Official Vatican Network)
    Pope Francis on Friday urged Churches in Europe to step up efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and refugees. The pope’s words came in a meeting with national migration directors under the auspices of the Council of European Bishops Conferences or CCEE. He said he was saddened to see that Catholic communities in Europe were also defensive and unwelcoming towards migrants, justifying their attitudes on grounds of conserving their cultural and religious identity.Listen:  Pope Francis said we must recognize and understand this sense of unease, in light of the economic crisis which has left deep wounds in...
  • Christian Service Members: Avoid Supporting or Accommodating Evil!

    09/22/2017 3:08:34 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 12 September, 2017 | Dr. Sonny Hernandez
    Counterfeit Christians in the Armed forces will appeal to the Constitution, and not Christ, and they have no local church home—which means they have no accountability for their souls (Heb. 13:17). This is why so many professing Christian service members will say: “We ‘support everyone’s right’ to practice their faith regardless if they worship a god different from ours because the Constitution protects this right.” Christian service members who openly profess and support the rights of Muslims, Buddhists, and all other anti-Christian worldviews to practice their religions—because the language in the Constitution permits—are grossly in error, and deceived. This article...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 21, 2017 [prayer]

    09/21/2017 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 29 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/21/17 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems 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 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.

    09/20/2017 5:27:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 20, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    The bishops of Australia are divided over whether their country should legalize so-called same-sex marriage. Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has teamed up with Dan White, executive director of Sydney Catholic Schools, in urging parents of Catholic students to vote "no" on the national postal survey on same-sex marriage that's going on now in Australia. In a two-page letter sent to parents Friday, Abp. Fisher related, "We will be voting 'no' and encourage you to do the same." The archbishop affirmed Catholics weren't bigots for rejecting gay marriage. "Sadly, there has been a campaign to label those who support traditional...
  • 18-year-old Aussie loses her job for saying ‘it’s OK to vote no’ on same-sex ‘marriage’

    09/20/2017 4:37:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    An Australian children’s entertainment company fired a young woman for saying on social media “it’s OK to vote ‘no’” in the country’s current referendum on same-sex “marriage.” Capital Kids Parties owner Madlin Sims may have violated discrimination laws in firing an 18-year-old because Sims said her former employee’s view amounted to hate speech, The Guardian reported. The young woman known thus far as Madeline said in various media interviews that she was let go because her Christian view did not allow her to vote yes in Australia’s voluntary postal survey on gay “marriage.” The plebiscite runs from September 12 through...
  • Trump's U.N. Speech - A Last Call to the World before the Day of the Lord?

    09/20/2017 12:27:59 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 24 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/20/17
    President Trump's speech to the U.N. yesterday was excellent in every way! Very bold, very to the point and very instructional. When viewed in the light of a secular perspective it was what this evil world needed to hear and needs to apply to seek a "somewhat less" lawless worldly "peace" in such difficult days. However, such secular truths and worldly optimism cannot be sustained by the EXPONENTIAL global weight of lawlessness throughout our world today. Trump's speech to the nations of the world is really - from a secular point of view - a last call for change and...
  • [Hungarian Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán: “Will There be a Christian Europe?”

    09/19/2017 9:12:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 9/18/17 | Baron Bodissey
    Remarks of Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister at a conference of the Christian Intellectuals’ Association. Sept. 2017Respected ladies and gentlemen, Will there be a Christian Hungary? Will there be a Christian Europe? That is the question that concerns all of us. As for Hungary, the task of those looking for the answer is simpler. Because it depends on us, the Hungarians. If the Hungarians want it, then we will have a Christian Hungary. We feel that our means, our persuasive powers, our influence our opportunities, depend only on our performance, our personal commitment, and our talents. But will we have...
  • Amir Tsarfati comments on Trump's UN speech and update

    09/19/2017 10:23:28 AM PDT · by firebrand · 17 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    A favorable reaction to Trump's speech today at the UN and an update on recent Russian military activities and other changes in the Middle East, including the Kurdish independence vote on September 25. There will be another, longer video, probably tomorrow, when Amir gets back to Israel for the Feast of Trumpets.
  • A “Tough Guy” Priest, in the Gulag and Beyond

    09/18/2017 7:40:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/17/17 | Jim Graves
    Father Walter Ciszek is known for his courage while imprisoned in the Soviet Union. But his spiritual writings show him to be “a saint of the ordinary life.”Father Ciszek (center) is met in New York by his sisters Helen and Sr. Evangeline, upon his release from the USSR. (Photo courtesy of the Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League)“For each of us, salvation means no more and no less than taking up daily the same cross of Christ. … What it means, in practice, is spelled out as always by the poor old body. It means getting up each morning and going...
  • Dianne Feinstein: ‘I’m a Product of Catholic Education’

    09/18/2017 7:28:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 9/17/19 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    California Senator Dianne Feinstein raised the issue of the “dogma” of a Catholic judicial nominee, which sparked a backlash, including this direct response from Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins: Considering your questioning of my colleague Amy Coney Barrett during the judicial confirmation hearing of September 6, I write to express my confidence in her competence and character, and deep concern at your line of questioning. Professor Barrett has been a member of our faculty since 2002, and is a graduate of our law school. Her experience as a clerk for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals...
  • Polish bishops criticise government over migrants

    09/18/2017 10:25:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 18, 2017
    There are signs of growing tension between the Polish government and Church hierarchy Standing at an outdoor pulpit at Poland’s holiest Roman Catholic site, the nation’s top church leader delivered a message to the president and prime minister seated before him: Poland must show compassion to refugees and respect its own Constitution. Archbishop Wojciech Polak’s words were understood by many Poles as criticism of the country’s conservative leaders. The archbishop’s admonition, along with disapproving remarks from other religious leaders in the homeland of sainted Pope John Paul II, signal that the influential Catholic Church sees a need to correct the...
  • Is America a Christian Nation?

    09/18/2017 9:52:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2017 | Roger Taylor
    Former President Obama has said that America is not a Christian nation. Was that far left atheism, pro-Islamic proselytizing, or just wishful thinking? A few months ago a young second generation Iranian woman came to my office. I asked if she had Assyrian (a persecuted Christian group) heritage. She said that her parents were secular if not atheistic Muslims and made no effort to enforce any belief system on her. She said that she had decided to become a Christian. She answered my unspoken question by stating that she wanted and needed a personal God. Has she converted because of...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 - (Prayer)

    09/17/2017 11:41:35 PM PDT · by · 22 replies
    Prayer Vigil ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 | UMCRevMom
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, 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." I John 5:14 ....Religion forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.