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  • 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smil

    09/18/2018 10:21:23 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5, 2017 | National Geographic
    They don't seem to be making them like this anymore.
  • Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory Invites Homosexualist Fr. James Martin to Speak

    09/17/2018 5:02:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/14/18 | Stephen Wynne
    ATLANTA ( - Celebrity Jesuit Fr. James Martin is heading to Georgia, courtesy of pro-gay Abp. Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, Martin announced on Twitter that Abp. Gregory has invited him to speak in October at two Atlanta-area locations. "Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak," Martin tweeted, "so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Parish (the Jesuit parish) on Sat. Oct 20 and at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the morning of Sun. Oct 21." Gregory's personal invitation comes as no surprise to faithful Catholics, as...
  • Monks of Tibhirine to be Beatified in Algeria in December

    09/17/2018 4:51:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/14/18 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Becciu will preside over the ceremony of the feast of the Immaculate ConceptionA bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria in the 1990s will be beatified on December 8, according to the Algerian bishops. Mgr Pierre Claverie and Companions will be beatified during a ceremony at the Basilica of Santa Cruz in the Algerian city of Oran on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Giovanni Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will represent Pope Francis ceremony. The Algerian bishops described the event as a “great...
  • Mrs. Don-o to Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume TWO

    09/17/2018 6:58:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Mrs Don-o's Own Brain | September 17, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Here's another collection of my tweets to my Bishop, mostly about --- what shall we call it? --- The Situation. These won't all be recyclable, but I hope some of them will. Feel free to use any of them. It's just tiny way, I suppose, to offer filial correction or support. We must obey God, not men --- as our first Pope, St. Peter said. God bless Bishop Strickland. Abp Vigano had the courage to speak up clearly and pay up personally. Let the Pope answer Vigano's Testimony if he can. The silence -- Omerta --- is not going to...
  • A Remarkable Thing Just Happened in Liverpool, England

    09/16/2018 5:20:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/12/18 | KV Turley
    Sunday’s event was the largest Catholic procession in England since Pope St. John Paul II's visit to Britain in 1982. Last Sunday through the rain they walked. Approximately 10,000 people gathered for the largest Catholic procession in England since Pope John Paul II's visit to Britain in 1982. This was the culminating act of the 2018 Eucharistic Congress then taking place in Liverpool. This was a Eucharistic procession with a difference though. On English streets it was a very public act of worship — an act of faith in the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. The procession comes...
  • C of E: Rainbow Revolution Progresses as Bishop of Taunton Announced as Celebrant at Cathedral LGBT

    09/16/2018 5:12:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 9/11/18 | Andrew Symes
    Wells Cathedral in Somerset is the latest to show its allegiance to the cause of LGBT ‘radical inclusion’. The What’s On section of its website advertises a “Rainbow Church Eucharist”, under the banner of a stylized rainbow coloured cross: ‘Rainbow Church’ is a new grouping being established in Bath and Wells diocese, with a view to promoting greater inclusion for gay people. ‘Rainbow Church’ will launch their new initiative with a Eucharist at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 22nd September at 11 am. The Bishop of Taunton will preside, and the speaker is Jayne Ozanne, a well known author and activist....
  • Mrs. Don-o's Tweets to Her Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume One

    09/16/2018 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Own Brain | September 16, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    It just occurred to me that I should share all my tweets to my Bishop on FR too, so FReeper Catholics can tweet them to your bishops as well. I am not much of a social media maven, but if 60 million Catholics do the little we can -- well, you know how this gospel works: you give your 2 little fishes and 5 barley buns, and the Lord will multiply it out. So here, please free free to use my hand-crafted artisanal right-sized tweets to my bishop over the past couple weeks: Speaking of "news": USCCB statement saying that...
  • Pope Francis Doubles Down: Bishops’ Accusers Are Like Satan, ‘the Great Accuser’

    09/14/2018 4:43:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis has doubled down in his insistence that accusations and cries for justice and accountability are fruit of a diabolical spirit, saying Thursday that the only legitimate accusation is against oneself. Before his meeting with the leadership of the U.S. Bishops Conference Thursday to discuss recent allegations of serious mishandling of clerical sex abuse reaching up to the pontiff himself, the pope used his homily at morning Mass to once again condemn accusers as allies of the devil. Not accusing others “goes against the spirit of the world,” the pope told his small congregation in the chapel of his...
  • Beijing Bans Online Evangelization

    09/12/2018 6:35:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/11/18 | Bernardo Cervellara
    As of yesterday there are "New measures" for the control of online religious activities. Live streaming of religious ceremonies banned, as well as prayers, preaching and burning of incense. Permission required to set up religious websites that must be 'morally healthy and politically reliable'. Conversions banned as well as the dissemination of religious material. But the religious awakening in China is now unstoppable.Rome (AsiaNews) - From now on, all online evangelization is forbidden. The state administration for religious affairs yesterday issued rules on religious activities via the internet that forbid the streaming of religious ceremonies (live on the internet), including...
  • Pope Convokes World-Wide Meeting of Bishops on Abuse Crisis

    09/12/2018 6:20:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/12/18 | Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
    All the presidents of the world's bishops conferences will meet in February 2019Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican in February to discuss the issue of sexual abuse of minors. A statement from the pope’s cardinal advisory board Sept. 12 said, “The Holy Father Francis, hearing the Council of Cardinals, decided to convene a meeting with the Presidents of the Bishops Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of ‘protection of minors.’” The summit will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, 2019. According to...
  • The Amazing Conversion of Death Row Inmate Claude Newman

    09/12/2018 8:04:19 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies ^ | August 8, 2016 | Angelo Stagnaro
    I had heard of the story of a death row inmate who had converted to Christ's Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church after having experienced a Marian apparition but, frankly, you hear about these stories all the time and they turn out to be little more than pious tales rather than historically accurate accounts. Having spoken with Fr. Malcolm O'Leary, the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi, I'm convinced that—though there are some cloudier details—the greater, most important aspects of the story are credible. In other words, there's more truth than myth in the tale and the few...
  • Illinois Priest Removed for Homosexual Porn, Misappropriating $29,000

    09/10/2018 7:03:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/8/18 | Joseph Hanneman
    An Illinois priest accused of patronizing a male prostitute in the 1990s and misappropriating $40,000 from a parish in 2005 has now been removed from ministry for “immoral activity” that could involve child pornography, and allegedly misspending up to $29,000 at two parishes he oversaw in the Diocese of Springfield. The Rev. Barry J. Harmon, 55, was removed from ministry and will apply for laicization, Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki wrote in a Sept. 5 email to diocesan priests. Harmon has agreed to make restitution for the misappropriated funds, Paprocki said. Harmon was initially placed on medical leave Oct. 30,...
  • Robert Spencer-"Jesus Was A Muslim"

    09/09/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by OddLane · 47 replies
    Call To Holiness ^ | Robert Spencer
    Robert Spencer explains why Muslims labor under false beliefs about the Gospel, and why it's so difficult to witness to them.
  • Church of England Appoints Lesbian in Partnered Relationship to Head Interim Director of Ministry

    09/08/2018 5:50:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 9/5/18 | David Virtue
    The Rev. Dr. Mandy Ford, a lesbian in a civil partnership, has been appointed to lead the Church of England's Ministry Division, according to an official press release from Church House. Her title will be Interim Director of Ministry. It is the first such appointment of a same-sex partnered person to this position. The Church of England's current position is that marriage is between a man and a woman, however it has also maintained the position that it supports celibate same-sex relationships including civil partnership. During July and August, a number of Cathedrals publicly indicated support for LGBT 'Pride' festivals...
  • Bishop Malone [Buffalo] Says He Fell Short in Handling Allegations, but Won't Resign

    09/07/2018 7:06:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Buffalo, N.Y., Sep 5, 2018 / 05:39 pm (CNA).- Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo is resisting demands for his resignation after recently published documents suggest that he mishandled allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by priests in his diocese. “My handling of recent claims from some of our parishioners concerning sexual misconduct with adults unquestionably has fallen short of the standard to which you hold us, and to which we hold ourselves,” Bishop Malone said in an Aug. 26 statement to members of the diocese. In hindsight, he said, some allegations “which at the time may have seemed hazy or...
  • Cardinal Scola: Communion for the Remarried Contradicts Church Teaching

    09/07/2018 7:02:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/6/18 | Dan Hitchens
    The cardinal said that breaking with the doctrine would contradict the nature of marriageCardinal Angelo Scola, a prominent cardinal who in 2013 was the bookies’ favourite to become Pope, has re-entered the controversy over Communion for the remarried. In a new book-length interview, the former Archbishop of Milan defends the Church’s traditional teaching, namely that the divorced and remarried cannot receive Communion unless they resolve to live “in complete continence”. This teaching, Cardinal Scola says, “is inherent in the very character of Christian marriage”, because of the close connection between the bond of marriage and the bond between Christ and...
  • Blurb on Pope Francis’ New Book Criticizes Benedict

    09/07/2018 6:55:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/6/18 | Lisa Bourne
    VATICAN CITY, September 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A blurb on a new book by Pope Francis and close advisor Fr. Antonio Spadaro takes a swipe at Pope Benedict in describing the current pope as a reformer who is “engaged with the poor, the starving and the marginalized.” “Unlike his predecessor, [Pope Francis] does not sit down in a room in the Vatican and write learned books,” writes the unknown author of the description of Open to God, Open to the World, published by Bloomsbury Continuum in a print edition September 25. Pope Francis “is in constant dialogue with the outside...
  • Amir: the coming attack on Idlib, Israeli attack in Aleppo, the reasons for the coming war

    09/07/2018 11:05:49 AM PDT · by firebrand · 17 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    The fast-approaching attack on Idlib, if it has not already started, is going to be a bloodbath, with 60,000 Sunni warriors within Idlib, along with the millions of civilians. Idlib is supported and armed to the teeth by the Turks. Everyone drawing the line at chemical weapons, yet hypocritcally not a lot of outrage about the attack itself. Israel attacked an Iranian missile factory in Aleppo in the last two days, where precise missiles were being made. The plunging economy of Iran and the teetering economy of Russia are pushing these countries to remove the last obstacle to their seizing...
  • Patriarch Bartholomew's Speech at Istanbul Meeting Heretical - Russian Theologist

    09/06/2018 5:30:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/6/18
    Moscow, September 6, Interfax - The claim by Patriarch Bartholomew at a Synaxis in Istanbul that his Church of Constantinople has exclusive rights to resolve the problems of the Christian Orthodox world was pure heresy, Archpriest Andrey Novikov, a member of the Moscow Patriarchate's Bible Theological Commission, said. "All these expressions - that without the Patriarchate of Constantinople all other local Churches are sheep without a shepherd, that Constantinople possesses certain exclusivity, that it represents an ethos, or nation, of the Orthodoxy, that it has the special rights of ultimate jurisdiction over the whole Church and ensures its unity -...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 6, 2018 [prayer]

    09/06/2018 5:04:20 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 23 replies ^ | September 6, 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 today in prayer for PEACE for our nation.