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  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • The Horrifying Extent Of Sin...Romans 1-3 pt 3

    …Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:Their feet are swift to shed blood:Destruction and misery are in their ways:And the way of peace have they not known:There is no fear of God before their eyes.(Romans 3:14-19)Romans 3 contains as a conclusion of the teaching of the first two chapters of Romans, a fourteen count indictment of the human race; all of it, gentile and Jew. The indictment consists of quotations from the Hebrew scriptures, especially Psalms and Isaiah. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Makes False Distinctions to Justify Mortal Sin

    08/26/2018 3:26:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 25, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Makes False Distinctions to Justify Mortal Sin Perugia Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops and an uncritical follower of Pope Francis, used a talk about Amoris Laetitia at the pro-gay World Meeting of Families (August 24) to promote mortal sin. Bassetti came up with the idea to distinguish between "good mortal sin" which he called "irregularity", and "bad mortal sin" saying that "not every irregularity is a mortal sin”. According to CruxNow.com, Bassetti went on claiming that what he called "irregularity" did apparently "not exist in the past” as if fornication was something new. Bassetti denied...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Against Francis: "Conscience" Cannot Excuse Sin

    08/25/2018 7:26:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 25, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Against Francis: "Conscience" Cannot Excuse Sin Madison Bishop Robert Morlino has criticises the idea [advocated by Pope Francis] that "conscience" can dispense from following Church teaching. Talking to EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo (August 23), he said, “Too often people have excused themselves from sinful behaviours by saying, ‘I’m following my conscience and that’s the highest law.” For Morlino a contraposition of the objective law and the subjective understanding of it is “the linchpin of so many problems since the [Second] Vatican Council”. Morlino further accuses “a desire to keep abuses away from homosexuality and move it towards paedophilia”. He points...
  • Porn is slowly killing Evangelicalism

    08/24/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 12, 2018 | Grayson Gilbert
    Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader after leader (after leader!) disqualifies himself through sexual misconduct, all the while the name of Christ is slandered. Lest we...
  • [Catholic Caucus] UK Catholic doctor: Are we witnessing ‘Vatican revolution’ against family?

    08/24/2018 7:43:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and James Risdon
    DUBLIN, August 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An English family doctor has suggested that recent developments in the war against the family coming from the highest levels within the Catholic Church indicate the arrival of the final battle between God and Satan.  “Is this the final greatest historical confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, the Gospel and the anti-gospel,” said Dr Thomas Ward at a family conference this week running concurrent to the Vatican’s LGBT-affirming World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin, Ireland. “Frankly, are we at this moment seeing an intent at a Vatican revolution which would be a culmination...
  • Does the Catholic Church Have a Homosexual Problem?

    08/22/2018 9:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/22/2018 | Michael Brown
    Due to the sensitive nature of this article, it's important that I make some preliminary statements. There will be enough controversy if my words are rightly understood, let alone misunderstood. First, I am not a Catholic basher. Second, I am not claiming that the Catholic Church has a monopoly on sexual scandals. Third, I believe the vast majority of homosexual men stand with me in denouncing pedophilia and "man-boy love." Fourth, as we focus on predatory priests, we must not forget their victims. Some of the abused have lost faith for life. Others bear their scars in different, significant ways....
  • Mortal or Not, Sin Always Causes Harm

    07/24/2018 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Mortal or Not, Sin Always Causes Harm Msgr. Charles Pope • July 23, 2018 • For several generations, the Church has used a kind of shorthand in referring to mortal sin, for example, “X is a mortal sin.” The problem is that this general statement is an oversimplification. In order for the individual committing a particular act to be guilty of a mortal sin, three conditions are necessary: grave matter (the act must be intrinsically evil), full knowledge, and deliberate consent (CCC 1857).It is important to emphasize that even if a particular sinful act does not rise to the...
  • A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin

    07/19/2018 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 590 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2018 • The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,[M]ortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him. In mortal sin the will sets itself upon something that is of its nature incompatible with the charity that orients man toward his ultimate end. As such, the sin is mortal by its very object whether it contradicts the love of God,...
  • Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would 'Approve' of Gay Marriage, Some Abortions

    07/09/2018 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Speaking of his faith, Mr. Carter said in his career as a politician he never ran across "any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith." Asked about gay marriage, he replied that it is "no problem with me. I think everybody should have a right to get married regardless of their sex." Regarding whether he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage, Carter replied "I don’t have any verse in Scripture," but added, "I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage." "I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere...
  • Did Luther say, “Be a sinner and sin boldly”?

    IV. Sin Boldly: A Detailed Analysis The Letter to Melanchthon ends with the famous “sin boldly” statement: “If you are a preacher of grace, then preach a true and not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly,  but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly, for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here [in this world]  we have to sin. This life is...
  • Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

    06/07/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/6/2018 | Bill Federer
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania’s founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the “Jolly Roger,” was adapted from the flag of...
  • Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons -- Here they are

    05/26/2018 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 26, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Why did this happen? How do you make sense of such a senseless tragedy? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out that unlike other recent mass shootings, “there were not those types of warning signs. The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible.” The accused shooter’s parents said the media reports of the shooting seemed “incompatible with the boy (they) love,” and...
  • Another School Shooting: Why and What Should We Do?

    05/24/2018 2:16:28 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 37 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Two weeks ago we endured the third anniversary of the death of my beloved pastor and father-in-law, David Fitzpatrick. David was killed by an impaired (alcohol and drugs), hit-and-run motorist. David’s killer pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular homicide, among other charges, and is now spending many years in prison. … I recall vividly the gut-wrenching moments on May 4, 2015 when we knew there was a bicyclist down in the area where my father-in-law used to ride. The calls to David’s cell phone that would never be answered; the rushed and lonely drive from my job to the crash...
  • Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality

    05/21/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 172 replies
    LA Times ^ | 21 May 2018 | By TOM KINGTON
    Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that "God made you that way and loves you as you are," apparently pushing the pontiff's acceptance of homosexuality to a new level. Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. "He told me: 'Juan Carlos, I...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

    05/20/2018 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depict him as a pervert as they accused him of lying about the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Argentinian Nun Says Pope Advocates Contraception. Again.

    04/03/2018 6:58:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 3, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    A famous Argentinian nun has said that Pope Francis told her that several forms of contraception could be permissible to stop those women who want to avoid pregnancy from choosing abortion. It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a pope promoting contraceptive use — an intrinsic evil, condemned infallibly by the Church — would have seemed impossible. But in recent years, we have seen multiple indications that for Francis, the existing boundaries on moral teaching are far too rigid for his liking.In 2016, in the wake of a scare that the Zika virus was causing serious birth defects in the babies...
  • What’s Wrong With Hailing Mary Magdalene as a Biblical #MeToo Poster Child

    04/02/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2018 | Joshua Gill, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In a story distributed for Good Friday, the Associated Press claims Mary Magdalene was a biblical “Me Too” figure who was “long maligned” by the West.The story, filed from Israel with the headline “Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple,” asserts that Magdalene was not a reformed prostitute but rather a “strong, independent woman” who supported Jesus.The article also conflates the virtues of Magdalene’s figure with the “Me Too” movement. This latest iteration of U.S. feminism uses the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and other social media to publicize the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop promoted by Francis: ‘Remarried’ couples must have sex to be ‘family’

    03/28/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The newly-installed bishop of the Portuguese city of Porto, Manuel Linda, appeared to reject the Catholic doctrine that divorced and invalidly remarried Catholics should abstain from sexual intercourse. He stated in a recent interview, “I’m convinced that it isn’t really a family” if they do so.  “I know that there are some remarried couples, who were previously in a canonical marriage and who later reconstructed their lives and are in another marriage that is not canonical, who for motives of faith and of interior conviction and of conscience, in fact live in sexual abstinence. But we have to ask ourselves:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Priest: Pope Francis approved my blessing of homosexual couples

    03/28/2018 3:22:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    March 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A French priest has announced in a televised interview that Pope Francis approved of his blessing of homosexual couples. The news comes in the wake of silence from the Pope at the suggestion of one of his main advisor Cardinals that spiritual encouragement of homosexual couples should be undertaken and blessings for homosexual couples should not be ruled out. Father Daniel Duigou, priest of the Church Saint-Merry in Paris, France, is a late vocation and a former journalist who holds progressive views. According to a recent interview he gave to the international news service Konbini...