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    02/17/2019 6:39:19 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/17/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife” (Proverbs 17:1 KJV).
  • Did Benedict Really Resign? Gänswein, Burke and Brandmüller Weigh In

    02/16/2019 5:39:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/14/19 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, February 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Georg Gänswein has reaffirmed the validity of Benedict’s resignation, insisting that he did resign the Petrine office. “There is only one legitimately elected and incumbent [gewählten und amtierenden] Pope, and that is Francis,” Benedict’s longtime private secretary said, adding simply: “Amen.” His definitive affirmation, communicated to LifeSiteNews on Feb. 11, 2019 — the six-year anniversary of Pope Benedict’s abdication — comes at a time when increasing numbers of bishops, canonists, theologians and lay faithful are questioning its juridical validity. Clergy and laity alike are concerned that Benedict’s remarks about the “forever” of the...
  • Covering Up for Cardinal Spellman

    02/16/2019 5:25:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/13/19 | George Neumayr
    The recent Salon article detailing groping allegations against Cardinal Francis Spellman, the long-serving archbishop of New York City who died in the late 1960s, couldn't possibly have come as news to officials within the Church. Insiders have long whispered about his legacy of misconduct and the role he played in foisting McCarricks upon the Church. "This is the first time we have learned of this allegation, and take what the writer says seriously, as we do all allegations of abuse or inappropriate conduct," Joseph Zwilling, director of communications for the archdiocese of New York, said to the Catholic News Agency....
  • Inside The World Of Russian Orthodox Dating

    02/16/2019 4:38:07 PM PST · by NRx · 19 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 02-14-2019 | Matthew Luxmoore
    MOSCOW -- On a recent snowy Sunday, the 17th-century Dormition Church was drawing evening Mass to a close. The ethereal chants that had for two hours entranced a standing congregation still echoed off the intricately painted walls as Father Aleksy Gomonov retreated to the sacristy to remove his vestments. But his sizeable, surprisingly young flock remained. As tables were brought in and arranged in neat rows among the ancient icons and golden candelabra, the crowd began to mingle. Off came the thick winter coats, and out came the smartphones. Numbers were traded, eye contact held or averted, and a subdued...

    02/16/2019 3:40:30 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/16/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness” (Proverbs 16:31 KJV).
  • Archbishop Viganò: Vatican Abuse Summit Ignores Real Problem, Pope Has ‘Lost Credibility’

    02/15/2019 6:06:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/15/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    February 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Viganò said he is “praying intensely” for the success of the abuse summit happening next week at the Vatican, but he fears that there is "no sign” that Pope Francis, along with organizers, is willing to “attend to the real causes” of the clerical abuse crisis. In a Feb. 10 essay published by the National Catholic Register as part of its “Abuse and the Way to Healing” symposium, the former Nuncio to the United States offered some questions that he says reveals a lack of “genuine willingness” to address the crisis. Viganò’s first...
  • Joliet Diocese Deletes Bishop’s Heretical Comments From Website

    02/15/2019 5:34:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/14/19 | CM
    Bp. Conlon: 'No answer' to question whether Jesus intended ChurchJOLIET, Ill. ( - After pushback over Bp. R. Daniel Conlon's comments casting doubt on whether the Catholic Church was actually willed by God, the diocese of Joliet, Illinois abruptly deleted the offending quote from its website. On Feb. 6, Conlon delivered the annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture at Joliet's Elmhurst College. In a presentation titled "Did Jesus Really Intend to Establish a Church?" the bishop suggested the Catholic Church could be an accidental outgrowth of Christ's ministry on earth. "There is no absolute answer to the question," Conlon told his...

    02/15/2019 5:34:23 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/15/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight” (Proverbs 15:8 KJV).
  • Four in Five Vatican Priests are Gay, Book Claims

    02/14/2019 5:28:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 53 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/12/19 | Harriet Sherwood
    French journalist’s book is a ‘startling account of corruption and hypocrisy’, publisher saysSome of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week. Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican. The 570-page book, which the French journalist and author Frédéric Martel spent four years researching, is a “startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican”, according to its...

    02/14/2019 4:59:21 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/14/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy” (Proverbs 14:10 KJV).
  • Top Iraqi Catholic Says Country’s Christians ‘Really Need’ a Papal Visit

    02/13/2019 6:32:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 2/11/19 | Ines San Martin
    ROME - Though reaction to Pope Francis’s recent joint declaration with the leader of Al-Azhar, arguably the most important figure in the Sunni Muslim world, received a mixed verdict - from being hailed as historic, to being dismissed as another feel-good statement without teeth - few men have more reason for wanting it to be the former than Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako. The Patriarch of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, Sako is among those who openly described the Feb. 3-5 papal visit to United Arab Emirates, the first ever to the Arabian peninsula, as “historic” and the declaration on “Human Fraternity...

    02/13/2019 6:28:03 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/19/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1 KJV).
  • Bishop Removes Parish Priest for Causing ‘Division’ by Bringing Back Incense, Bells, Chant

    02/12/2019 4:37:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/8/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BAY CITY, Michigan, February 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Michigan bishop has removed a priest from his parish after he blamed the priest for causing "division" by extolling and implementing traditional Catholic liturgical practices. Bishop Walter Hurley, 81, the apostolic administrator of Saginaw, removed Father Edwin C. Dwyer on January 29 from Our Lady of Peace parish in Bay City, MI. After contemplating the precipitous drop in Mass attendance in his diocese, and the growing popularity of such traditional Catholic sacramentals as incense among the young, Dwyer announced in December that he would re-introduce such distinctively Catholic aspects to one...

    02/12/2019 6:40:59 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 4 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/12/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved” (Proverbs 12:3 KJV). “The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand” (Proverbs 12:7 KJV), and “As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation” (Proverbs 10:25 KJV).
  • Amir with Bob Kopeny: a short Middle East summary and a word on the moral state of the world

    02/11/2019 9:50:43 AM PST · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Feb. 11, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati and Bob Kopeny
    Amir, and Pastor Bob Kopeny of Calvary Chapel East Anaheim California, in Israel discussing a bit about the Middle East, but mainly focusing on the decline in the United States and the world of morals and the knowledge of God. Includes the struggle to protect the unborn and the pope's visit to the UAE and their erroneous conclusions. Important takeaway for anyone going through trials: If you wake up in the morning and you think today there are no trials in my life, you're in trouble. Spiritual warfare is built-in. It's part of the package of being saved and living...

    02/11/2019 6:52:19 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/11/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 KJV).
  • Is There Only One Way to God?

    02/10/2019 10:07:32 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 79 replies
    Dr. David Jeremiah's ministry ^ | 2/10/2019 | Dr. Jeremiaih
    One of 10 questions Christians are asking.....Dr. Jeremiah in his ministry Turning Point - covers in this series.... (Please forgive the "advertisement" sections of this video). Some good music. Some of the text of the message: "Tolerance has replaced TRUTH in our culture."

    02/10/2019 5:17:58 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/10/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death” (Proverbs 10:2 KJV).
  • Welsh [Anglican] Bishop Finds Biblical Support for Church Gay Marriages

    02/09/2019 5:36:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    (3 Feb 2019) Greetings in the name of God the Father and Jesus Christ. At the start of this year may I wish you joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. In September 2018 members of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales were asked to agree or not with the following statement written by the bishops of the Church in Wales: It is pastorally unsustainable for the Church to make no formal provision for those in same-gender relationships.The results of the ballot were 76 members agreed, 21 members disagreed and 1 ballot was spoilt. The Bench of Bishops...

    02/09/2019 4:46:25 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/9/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars” (Proverbs 9:1 KJV).