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  • Dear Christians: The world saw Falwell's sin, will they see your mercy?

    08/12/2020 8:11:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2020 | John Wesley Reid
    Disclosure: John Wesley Reid worked for Liberty University as a national recruiter for nearly three years and since moving to Washington DC has interviewed Jerry Falwell numerous times as a reporter. He currently contributes to Liberty University's Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty as a writer and strategist.Over the past year or so, students and alumni of Liberty University have shared a common mantra aimed at Jerry Falwell Jr.:“The world is watching.”The statement surfaced routinely when Falwell made headlines from an off-color joke or poorly worded statement.Now in the wake of a photo-gone-viral taken of Falwell while on vacation, a...
  • Catholic priest praises same-sex couples raising children as ‘holy families’

    08/11/2020 4:42:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 11, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Catholic priest praises same-sex couples raising children as ‘holy families’ Fr. Bryan Massingale also said that being a Catholic parish means offering ‘extravagant welcome’ to ‘LGBTQ persons’ MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, August 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest who openly admits that he’s “gay” is praising same-sex couples raising children as “holy families.” He demanded that Catholic show respect for “LGBTQ families as communities of love.” Fr. Bryan Massingale, in an August 6, 2020 article that appeared in U.S. Catholic, also told Catholic parishes that to have “credibility as the church of Jesus Christ” means to offer “extravagant welcome” to “LGBTQ Catholics.”...
  • Bishop John Stowe rebukes Trump as 'anti-life'

    08/10/2020 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Robwin · 50 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Aug 7, 2020 | Lucy Grindon
    In unusually direct terms for an American church leader, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, publicly criticized President Donald Trump during a July 31 webinar.,/i> "For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because of claims of being pro-life, is almost willful ignorance. He is so much anti-life because he is only concerned about himself, and he gives us every, every, every indication of that," Stowe said. Though the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops often criticizes Trump administration policies, especially those concerning immigration and environmental protection, Stowe's comment was one of the sharper criticisms a...
  • [Barf Alert] Pro-gay Catholic bishop: Trump is ‘so much anti-life’

    08/10/2020 3:19:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 10, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    [Barf Alert] Pro-gay Catholic bishop: Trump is ‘so much anti-life’ Bishop Stowe also criticized Trump supporters, saying, it's 'almost willful ignorance' for anybody to back the president 'because of claims of being pro-life.' LEXINGTON, Kentucky, August 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop John Stowe said President Donald Trump, the first sitting president to speak at the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital, “is so much anti-life.”  Stowe also suggested he wants to change Catholic teaching on the family to accommodate homosexuality and gender ideology. Stowe was appointed bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, by Pope Francis in 2015. Taking part in a...
  • Trump Is Right About Biden’s Secularism

    08/10/2020 11:54:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2020 | George Neumayr
    Trump Is Right About Biden’s Secularism He will war on the religious. Donald Trump has correctly predicted that a Biden administration will undermine religion in America. “Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything,” Trump said last week, forecasting what Biden will do. “Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns.” Biden has spoken of the limits of religious freedom — meaning that he will not support it whenever it conflicts with the goals of liberalism. Barack Obama famously said that bitter Americans cling to their “God and guns,” and implied that...
  • Church held in Walmart- must see.

    08/08/2020 6:47:47 PM PDT · by delta7 · 14 replies
    Js mineset ^ | Aug 8 | Unknown
    Video:"How wonderful! "Our God is greater than any government dictators who try to deny the people their 1st Amendment right to freely assemble in church to worship!"
  • Time for a massive reset in the evangelical church in America

    08/08/2020 9:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    We all know the saying, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” But if something is broken, then by all means, we should fix it. When it comes to the American evangelical church, what is broken and what needs fixing? A 2019 article in Christianity Today stated that, “Evangelicals in the United States are holding steady at just under a quarter of the population, according to the latest biennial figures from the General Social Survey (GSS), one of the longest-running measures of religion in America.” That, in itself, would seem to be positive news. Wikipedia, relying on respected Christian sources,...
  • [Gag Alert] Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Projecting Himself’ When He Says Biden Is Against God — He Knows Nothing About Church

    08/08/2020 7:23:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 7, 2020 | Pam Key
    [Gag Alert] Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Projecting Himself’ When He Says Biden Is Against God — He Knows Nothing About Church Pelosi said, “Any time the President says something like that, I think he’s projecting himself. That’s what I think about that. That he should — it’s like him holding up a Bible upside down as if he knows anything about going to church.”She continued, “I don’t care about his fidelity, his devotion, or whatever it is to any religious belief, but shouldn’t everyone make some kind of judgment.
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. agrees to take 'indefinite leave of absence' from Liberty U after posting unzipped pants photo

    08/07/2020 6:35:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/07/2020 | Melissa Barnhart
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed Friday to take an “indefinite leave of absence” from his roles as president and chancellor of Liberty University at the request of the board of trustees. “The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University, to which he has agreed, effective immediately,” the university said in...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope on Hiroshima: Possession of nuclear weapons ‘immoral’

    08/07/2020 5:16:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Crux ^ | August 6, 2020 | AP
    <p>ROME — Pope Francis on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima by calling for peace and repeating that not only the use of atomic weapons but their mere possession is immoral.</p> <p>Francis sent a message to organizers of the anniversary commemoration, recalling that he had prayed at the Hiroshima peace memorial during his 2019 visit to Japan and met with bombing survivors, known as hibakusha.</p>
  • [Barf Alert] Joe Biden Talks Catholic Faith After President Trump Says Former VP is ‘Against God’

    08/07/2020 11:16:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 7, 2020 | CNA
    [Barf Alert] Joe Biden Talks Catholic Faith After President Trump Says Former VP is ‘Against God’ “Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it's provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it's kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy. And in this moment of darkness for our country — of pain, of division, and of sickness for so many Americans — my faith has been a guiding light for me and a constant reminder of the fundamental dignity and humanity that God has bestowed upon all of...
  • Trouble at Villanova: Dispute escalates over a student’s tweets

    08/06/2020 6:16:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 6, 2020 | Thomas Caddick
    Trouble at Villanova: Dispute escalates over a student’s tweets Melanie Diodati, a graduate theology student at the Augustinian university in Pennsylvania, criticised Villanova on Twitter in late June after the university’s athletic department described itself as an “ally of the LGBTQ+ Community”. Diodati said she was “ashamed to attend” the university because it was “ashamed to be Catholic”.Diodati later tweeted claims that her academic advisor, Professor Jennifer Jackson, had warned Diodati over her Twitter activity.In the Twitter thread Diodati claimed that Professor Jackson said “I might lose my tuition scholarship” and that “I ought to come back to Twitter and...
  • NOTRE SHAME: Pete Buttigieg to join ND faculty

    08/06/2020 4:44:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 5, 2020 | Bill Dodd
    NOTRE SHAME: Pete Buttigieg to join ND faculty Mr. and Mr. Pete Buttigieg The University of Notre Dame has recently invited Peter Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana to join its faculty for the coming 2020-2021 academic year.  Buttigieg will be a Fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and will take part in a group study focusing on the “nature of trust.”  This fall he will release a book on this subject titled Trust: America’s Best Chance.In April 2018, in forethought of his presidential run, Buttigieg, as Mayor of South Bend, confirmed his Democrat pro-abortion...
  • Catholic University of America has become ‘Catholic in name only’: Former employee

    08/06/2020 4:17:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Augus 4, 2020 | Theresa Nixon
    Catholic University of America has become ‘Catholic in name only’: Former employee Leftist propaganda now holds sway over traditional Catholic ideals at CUA, says a former administrative assistant to the university. Abp. Wilton Gregory, chancellor of the Catholic University of America. August 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Deus Lux Mea Est (“God is My Light”) is the motto of The Catholic University of America, the only higher education institution founded by the United States bishops. Promoting itself as the papally chartered national university of the Catholic Church, it was officially established in 1887 as a graduate and research center. Following its...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Holy Communion for Cohabitors?

    08/06/2020 3:07:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 6, 2020 | William Mahoney
    [Catholic Caucus] Holy Communion for Cohabitors? FRESNO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Despite requests from a Knights of Columbus Council, a pastor in California is not retracting his offer of the Holy Eucharist to "couples that are not usually able to receive Communion" according to Church teaching. Fr. John Fluetsch In a letter copied to the bishop, Knights of Columbus Council 2384 asked Fr. John Fluetsch to publish a formal retraction for posting a scandalous entry in the June 21 parish bulletin of St. Patrick's in Merced, California — an entry in which the pastor offered Holy Communion to the "civilly divorced and...
  • U.S. House Appropriations Measure Blocks Conscience Protection Rule

    08/05/2020 6:46:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 8/4/20 | CNS
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — An omnibus appropriations bill approved by the House July 31 to fund a dozen federal departments and agencies blocks a conscience protection rule for health care providers who do not want to participate in abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide on religious or moral grounds. “These poison pill provisions in H.R. 7617 seek to undermine the pro-life policies of the Trump administration,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Sadly, those who would suffer from the pro-abortion provisions would be women and their unborn children.” With a 217-197 vote, the House passed the Defense, Commerce, Justice,...
  • Bishop: Vote for candidates who ‘respect life, morality, marriage, family’ and ‘our basic freedoms’

    08/05/2020 11:50:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 4, 2020 | Clare Marie Merkowsky
    Bishop: Vote for candidates who ‘respect life, morality, marriage, family’ and ‘our basic freedoms’ 'It is critical that we keep eternal truths at the forefront as we vote,' wrote Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas. TYLER, Texas, August 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On Wednesday Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas exhorted Catholics to vote “with a well formed conscience” for candidates who “respect life, morality, marriage, family [and] our basic freedoms.” “It is critical that we keep eternal truths at the forefront as we vote,” he wrote. “Study the issues & choose candidates who respect FAITH.” In...
  • Top Russian Orthodox Priest Speaks Out Against Contraception

    08/04/2020 5:59:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Interfax ^ | 8/3/20
    Moscow, August 3, Interfax - Chairman of the Russian patriarch's commission on family affairs Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov believes that it is possible for families to limit the number of children they want to have, but this should not be done using contraception. When asked in an interview with the Prikhozhanin (Parishioner) journal whether an Orthodox family can somehow try to limit the number of children it would like to have, Father Dimitry said that "yes, it can, but only through abstention, rather than by using contraception." The archpriest also spoke against shaping family life only around children. "Everything in a...
  • EU Defunds Polish Cities That Declared Themselves “Free Of LGBTI Ideology”

    08/04/2020 5:56:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    National File ^ | 8/1/20 | Eduardo Rivero
    The EU is striking back at Poland for embracing traditional family valuesThe European Union has stripped funding from six Polish cities after they declared themselves to be “free of LGBTI ideology.” “Our treaties ensure that every person in Europe is free to be who they are, live where they like, love who they want and aim as high as they want. I will continue to push for a union of equality,” announced European Union President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday, after rejecting grants for the cities. The EU Observer reports that cities in the European Union are eligible for...
  • US bishop: We must ‘reject any vaccine that is developed using aborted children’

    08/04/2020 5:06:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 4, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    US bishop: We must ‘reject any vaccine that is developed using aborted children’ Bishop Strickland reiterated moral opposition to vaccines made from aborted babies in the face of UK bishops declaring that Catholics have a ‘duty to be vaccinated.’ TYLER, Texas, August 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, has reiterated his opposition to vaccines created using cell lines from aborted babies in the face of UK bishops claiming that Catholics have a “duty to be vaccinated,” even if the making of the vaccine is morally problematic.  “I renew my call that we reject any vaccine that...