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  • Montana Diocese Blasted for Double Standard

    07/16/2018 6:10:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/13/18 | Christine Niles
    Catholics slam Helena's Msgr. Kevin O'Neill for presence at pro-abortion, pro-LGBT politician's speechHELENA, Mont. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Helena, Montana is being slammed by faithful Catholics for what they see as hypocrisy. On Tuesday, Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, administrator for the diocese, issued a public letter apologizing for the "pain" caused by four priests who attended a July 5 rally for Matt Rosendale, a pro-life Catholic running against pro-abortion Democrat Jon Tester for a seat in the U.S. Senate. President Trump appeared at the rally in support of Rosendale. "Let me clearly state that I sincerely regret any and all...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 7-16-18 {Prayer}

    07/15/2018 10:36:19 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 20 replies
    7-16-18 | 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.
  • John Haller's Prophecy Update "Prophetic Spectacles"

    07/15/2018 5:40:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Church ^ | 7/15/18 | John Haller
    It's time to put on your "Prophectic Spectacles." It is imperative that we scrutinize everything that is happening around the world. We must take a close, discerning look at the world events that are rapidly transpiring, while taking a similar look inward into our hearts in preparation for those final signs that could signal the soon return of Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-bA9SBLwY
  • Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court

    07/15/2018 5:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious liberty and advance the pro-life cause. Now, ostensibly, they’ve been vindicated. With less than two years in office, Trump will very possibly see the confirmation of his second Supreme Court nominee, another handpicked choice of the conservative legal establishment. At the time, however, it wasn’t at all clear how this bet would play out. Particularly in the evangelical world, the divisions over the...
  • A Meeting of Emperors – and Priests [China]

    07/15/2018 6:36:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Settimana News ^ | 7/12/18 | Francesco Sisci
    The meeting, the rapprochement, between the Holy See and China has a thousand faces, of course. There are the questions of faith, of religion, of souls approaching one another, of tension toward the afterlife, and communication with people on this side. All are important points, perhaps the most fundamental and profound. But seen from China, the question is essentially about power and politics. So, for the benefit of the meeting and approach, it is perhaps appropriate to understand the Chinese position. This has three acts, as in classic tragedies. A comparison of empiresFor China, the Holy See is first and...
  • O Wretched World - Christ Died for You!

    07/15/2018 5:44:37 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/15/18
    Almighty God saw our desperate need for His righteousness and for deliverance from the tyranny and bondage of our transgressions (Rom. 7:24-25). These have separated us from Him and have brought His wrath upon us (John 3:36; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-2, 14). In His great ETERNAL love Almighty God sent forth His only Son from Heaven’s glory to pay the price for our transgressions, to be our propitiation and to rescue us from the ETERNAL ramifications of our transgressions and godless folly (John 3:16-17; Rom. 7:24-25; Gal. 1:4; Eph 2:14; 1 John 2:2). If this is you my dear friend,...
  • My Savior's Hands - Song

    07/15/2018 5:40:49 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    My Savior's Hands - Lyrics (Isa. 53, Zech. 12:10, Mark 1:41, John 9:6-7; 20:20, 1 Peter 3:18, Rev. 1:7; 16-18; 22:3-5) I waited patiently for my Lord and He heard my cry He spoke to me from His precious Word and said, I am nigh And at this time, He brought me to see, His precious hands Those hands, His precious hands, were pierced right through for all our sins And when I think, on such wondrous things, O my Savior's hands Those hands, My Savior's hands, testify of all His selfless love And EVERMORE, all shall see, His precious...
  • Cardinal, Nuncio and Bishop Attacked by Mob in Nicaragua

    07/13/2018 8:33:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/11/18 | David Agren
    Bishop Silvio Jose Baez tweeted pictures of his injuries and prayed for those who attacked himNicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government on July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has tried to diffuse a worsening political crisis through dialogue. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua and his auxiliary, Bishop Silvio Jose Baez, and Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, the apostolic nuncio, were among clergy from Managua pummeled as they attempted to protect St Sebastian Basilica in the...
  • Philippine Bishops Call for Three Days Fasting After President Calls God ‘Stupid’

    07/13/2018 8:30:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    In a thinly veiled attack on President Duterte, the bishops condemned 'those who have blasphemed God's Holy Name'Catholic bishops in the Philippines, concerned about an increase in violence and police reaction to crime, announced a day of prayer and penance on July 16 and three days of fasting, prayer and penance on July 17-19. The bishops said they wanted to “invoke God’s mercy and justice on those who have blasphemed God’s Holy Name, those who slander and bear false witness, and those who commit murder or justify murder as a means for fighting criminality in our country.” In a pastoral...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Montana Diocese Blasted for Double Standard

    07/13/2018 8:28:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Updated July 13, 2018 | Christine Niles
    HELENA, Mont. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Helena, Montana is being slammed by faithful Catholics for what they see as hypocrisy. Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, Helena diocese On Tuesday, Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, administrator for the diocese, issued a public letter apologizing for the "pain" caused by four priests who attended a July 5 rally for Matt Rosendale, a pro-life Catholic running against pro-abortion Democrat Jon Tester for a seat in the U.S. Senate. President Trump appeared at the rally in support of Rosendale. "Let me clearly state that I sincerely regret any and all confusion or hurt this incident has caused,"...
  • Priests Apologise for Wearing Clerical Attire at Trump Rally

    07/12/2018 6:00:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    A local bishop said he was 'shocked' to see them prominently seated right behind the podiumFour Montana Catholic priests have strongly criticised for wearing clerical attire to President Donald Trump’s Montana rally on July 5. They garnered national attention after they were seated in the front row behind Trump’s podium. Two of the priests were from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese, headed by Bishop Michael Warfel, and two were from the Helena Diocese, which currently does not have a bishop. Mgr Kevin O’Neill is diocesan administrator. Mgr O’Neill reiterated his diocese’s policy: “Religious leaders should avoid taking positions on candidates or...
  • Church Mounts Billboard Atop Gay Bar Telling LGBT Community 'God Takes Pride in You'

    07/12/2018 11:30:51 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/6/18 | Leonardo Blair
    A Disciples of Christ Church in San Diego that describes itself as "radically inclusive" has purchased a billboard atop a gay bar with a message to the LGBT community, declaring, "God takes pride in you, so do we!" The Mission Gathering Christian Church first promoted its billboard endorsing gay pride on Twitter last month as something that the Bible would also treat as that which is "right and good." "If you're looking for a sign... This is it. Our message of PRIDE coming in July. Check us out then join us to 'do what is right and good...' Deuteronomy 6:18,"...
  • On Islam Is on Target

    07/12/2018 8:25:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 12, 2018 | William Kilpatrick
    One of the interesting aspects of Fr. James Schall’s refreshing collection of essays, On Islam, is that it provides a chronological record. The first essay appeared in 2003, the last in 2018. This allows the reader to see how our understanding of Islam has changed over those years. Unfortunately, it hasn’t changed much at all. In 2003 we understood next to nothing about Islam, and in 2018 it’s still next to nothing.One of Fr. Schall’s main themes is that we must try to understand Islam as Muslims understand it, not as we would like it to be. But instead of...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, July 12, 2018 [prayer]

    07/12/2018 5:57:50 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | 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 for our nation, and our President's diplomatic tour in the United Kingdom.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Towards a “Christ-Free” Church

    07/11/2018 7:45:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 11, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    In presenting the Vatican Conference held July 5-6 to mark the third anniversary of Laudato Si, the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development announced that it has become “plastic-free” as a way of giving good example to everyone. But is this the witness that Christ has asked for?Last week, from July 5-6, a large international conference was held at the Vatican which wanted to make a big deal about the third anniversary of the publication of the encyclical letter Laudato Si. The title of the conference was “Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Calls Divine Wrath Upon Sandinista Thugs

    07/11/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tancred
    Pope responds to an attack by Sandinista troops against the nuncio and bishops in Nicaragua - Edit: the Church is no stranger to hostility from the Communist Sandanista regime. And none of the news stories I see are covering the Communism angle and the apparent end of the romance. Managua (kath.net) On Monday, in Nicaragua, in an attack by pro-government thugs on the Cardinal of Managua, the apostolic nuncio and several bishops, including Managua suffragan bishop Silvio Baez, were injured. Demonstrators against dictator Ortega and his wife's government, who were attacked by Sandinista paramilitary groups, retreated to the Basilica of...
  • Where Does Brett Kavanaugh Stand on Religious Liberty? A Look at His Record

    07/11/2018 12:37:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/112018 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday evening that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is his pick to replace the retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.Kavanaugh is already being hailed by many conservative groups as an excellent jurist while being vilified by many liberal organizations as a detriment to civil liberties.As a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, Kavanaugh has weighed in on many cases over the years, including a few that deal with religious freedom issues.Here are four cases that involved the issue of religious liberty in which Kavanaugh offered an...
  • Amir discusses attack by Israel in Syria 7/8-7/9 and the precarious situation there

    07/11/2018 11:08:32 AM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | July 10, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A description of the Israeli attack on the T-4 airbase in Syria and the complete destruction of the control tower. The Iranians are no longer hiding their intentions and are waiting for the order to destroy Israel. Israel's help in rescuing the trapped soccer players (amazing technology!). The repercussions on Iran of Trump moving out of the Iran nuclear deal. And did you know it was Israeli intelligence that revealed the plot to blow up the convention in Paris at which Giuliani and Gingrich were scheduled to speak? Earthquakes and their possible significance. And the update is followed by a...
  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh: Government Can’t Force Christian Groups to Pay for Abortions

    07/11/2018 11:01:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has taken the pro-life side in important cases and has very strong pro-life Bona fides — prompting leading pro-life groups to praise him for a sterling pro-life record. President Trump applauded Judge Kavanaugh as someone who would apply the Constitution as written but Planned Parenthood launched a fierce attack the Supreme Court nominee, claiming he would “wreak havoc” on abortion. In one of his most celebrated decisions, Judge Kavanaugh ruled against the Obama HHS mandate that forced Hobby Lobby, Little Sisters of the Poor...
  • Christianity As National Suicide Pact

    07/11/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 10, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Here is a July 5 from the Vatican’s Migration & Refugees office:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsTranslation: Immigrants make it possible to solve a problem that the current social security system is not able to face, namely the reduction in the number of Italian workers.Italy’s unemployment rate is 10.9 percent. Its youth unemployment rate — the highest in the EU — is at almost 20 percent31.9 percent. But according to the Vatican, Italy needs more immigrants to solve its labor shortage problem.Here is one from the day before:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIt’s a quote from Francesco Montenegro, a Sicilian Cardinal Archbishop, and head of the Italian Catholic bishops’ migration...