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  • Naďve, Corrupt—or Both?

    09/24/2020 1:05:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 24, 2020 | Elizaberth Yore
    Naďve, Corrupt—or Both? As the ancient Chinese proverb warns, a bad beginning makes for a bad ending. In June of 2013, Pope Francis dispatched to China the infamous Theodore McCarrick to begin deliberations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to normalize relations with the Chinese Catholic Church. Those negotiations resulted in a secret pact signed by the parties on September 22, 2018. The result of this two-year agreement made for a bad ending for all religious believers in China.Nevertheless, all signs point to a renewal of the disastrous Vatican-China secret deal. Both China and the Vatican indicate that the pact...
  • Pompeo Warns Pope on China Concordat

    09/21/2020 4:48:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 21, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pompeo Warns Pope on China Concordat Sino-Vatican deal compared to treaty with Third Reich WASHINGTON ( - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Pope Francis that the Vatican risks endangering its moral authority if it renews its controversial secret deal with China. Persecuted Chinese Catholics feel betrayed by Pope Francis "No regime suppresses faith on a larger scale than the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)," Pompeo announced Sunday, after urging the Vatican to "stand with fellow Catholics and the people of Hong Kong" in a tweet Saturday. The Twitter outburst from Pompeo's government account follows his strongly-worded column published Friday...
  • Dear Bishop: Fr. Altman deserves your praise, not threats, for telling Catholics they can’t be Democrats

    09/17/2020 10:03:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 17, 2020
    Dear Bishop: Fr. Altman deserves your praise, not threats, for telling Catholics they can’t be Democrats  'Tens of thousands of Catholics are anxiously and prayerfully watching this situation. We beg you to withdraw all threats from Fr. Altman.' Editor’s note: The following is an open letter from Mary Ann Kreitzer, President of Catholic Media Coalition, to Bishop William Patrick Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, regarding his threat of  “canonical penalties” to Father James Altman after the priest released a video saying “You can’t be a Catholic and a Democrat.” The letter was penned to the Bishop on September 15,...
  • Nevada Company That Hosted President Trump’s Indoor Campaign Rally Will Face $3,000 Fine For Violating Covid Order Banning Large Gatherings

    09/15/2020 2:42:55 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 35 replies
    GP ^ | 09/15/2020 | Christian Laila
    Xtreme Manufacturing is now facing a $3,000 fine for violating Sisolak’s Covid order banning large groups of 50 people or more. This is tyranny and political retaliation.
  • Cardinal Parolin: Vatican and China Have ‘Common Intentions’ to Renew Agreement

    09/14/2020 12:29:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 14, 2020 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Parolin: Vatican and China Have ‘Common Intentions’ to Renew Agreement Observers say the contentious deal will likely continue on a provisional basis. VATICAN CITY — The Holy See and China intend to renew their provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, said Monday. The agreement, which is subject to revision this month, will expire in October, the cardinal said, but added that the common intentions are to continue with its renewal, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Cardinal Parolin, who spearheaded talks that led to the agreement on Sept. 22,...
  • How Cultural Marxism Is Grinding Christianity Down

    09/13/2020 8:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American ^ | September 13, 2020 | John Eidson
    During a recent prayer session in support of Black Lives Matter, the pastor of St. Xavier Catholic Church in New York City instructed white congregants that they must renounce their white privilege to help "transform the church culture." Using the noble cause of racial equality as a fig leaf, Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent political organization whose Marxist ideology is anti-Christian — and anti-American — in the most profound meaning of those terms. In many churches across America, cultural Marxists in the pulpit are quietly supplanting traditional Christian values with those of the hammer and sickle. "Cultural...
  • Falling into Place

    09/13/2020 6:09:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 65 replies
    RR ^ | 9/12/2020 | Daymond Duck
    The great Bible Prophecy teacher, Jan Markell, has often said something like this: “Things aren’t falling apart; things are falling into place.” A pastor recently sent her an e-mail that said, “We don’t live in uncertain times. Not at all! These times are as certain as any time in all of human history, and the God of the universe laid out this time in great detail, point by point, and in fact, with all the detail needed by His people to live in times of absolute certainty! So no, there’s nothing uncertain about the times we live in to the...
  • See The Faces China Is Erasing By Persecuting Millions Of Uighurs

    09/11/2020 8:10:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/11/2020 | Bob Anderson
    What if more than 1 million people, the entire population of a city the size of Philadelphia, just disappeared? What if, day by day, more friends and family simply didn’t come home? There’s no doubt we would notice — and we would demand answers.Many in the United States are still unaware, however, that the Chinese government has systematically imprisoned an estimated 1.5 million ethnic Uighurs from its far northwest territory over the last five years. Positioned west of the vast Gobi Desert and within the Taklamakan Desert that itself is almost as large as Germany, who has ever heard...
  • Hong Kong (Catholic) Church divided as Beijing turns the screw

    09/07/2020 4:34:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Union of Catholic Aisian News ^ | September 7, 2020 | Benedict Rogers
    Hong Kong Church divided as Beijing turns the screw It is now clear that the hierarchy in Hong Kong has kowtowed to the Chinese Communist Party. Nearly 100 people were arrested by Hong Kong police on Sept. 6 as riot officers swooped on democracy protesters opposed to the postponement of local elections. (Photo: AFP) Yesterday the brutality of the Hong Kong Police Force was once again on display for all to see. On the day when Hong Kongers should have been voting for their legislators, they were protesting for their rights. And I defy any human being — let alone...
  • Rice Criticizes Pompeo’s Religion [semi-satire]

    08/29/2020 12:19:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 August 2020 | John Semmens
    Former Obama-era national security adviser Susan Rice questioned the constitutional propriety of having Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. “I think his public profession of his Christian faith is problematic,” she said. “Further, his objections to what he calls the unwarranted persecution of Christians in Muslim countries crosses a line that should not be crossed.” “As I understand it, Islamic doctrine calls for the forcible conversion on non-Muslims,” Rice recalled. “Those unwilling to convert may be compelled to pay a tax and can be killed if they refuse. That is what their holy book, the Quran, says. Consequently, Pompeo’s condemnation...
  • Did the Wall GoFundMe Founder Use the Money to Buy a Yacht?In 2019, we found no evidence Brian Kolfage purchased a yacht — or any other personal items — with money raised for building a border wall

    08/22/2020 1:14:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Did the Wall GoFundMe Founder Use the Money to Buy a Yacht? In 2019, we found no evidence Brian Kolfage purchased a yacht — or any other personal items — with money raised for building a border wall. But in August 2020, organization leaders were indicted on fraud charges. [cut] Our original article is below: [cut] The post prompted readers to write in and ask whether Kolfage bought a yacht with funds raised for the wall. Kolfage said it’s not only not true, but it would have been impossible. He purchased the vessel in question for $675,000, paid mostly...
  • A Kristallnacht For White Americans?

    08/20/2020 7:43:28 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 49 replies ^ | 08/20/20 | Paul Craig Roberts
    “White privilege” conveys the idea that white people have impunity. They can abuse, even kill, people of color without consequence. Yet, it is white officer Chauvin who is in jail charged with the murder of black George Floyd, while the two black Maryland teenagers who murdered 59-year old white John Weed at the county fair for not giving them a dollar were sentenced by white female judge Julie Stevenson Solt to “anger management training” and “behavior modification” but otherwise unpunished. Here is the report— . The story was covered locally (for example, ) but kept out of national news...
  • Christianity is great for society! UPDATE

    08/18/2020 12:00:30 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 6 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Protecting and providing opportunities to potentially vulnerable individuals marks a compassionate society. Teleios evaluated economic and legal measures that could affect wellbeing of women specifically, who in some cultures are considered vulnerable due to repression and abuse. The study found that women in the freest countries, compared to countries that persecute Christians, demonstrated greater wellbeing and better scores in: literacy rate, life expectancy, school life expectancy, labor force participation, maternal mortality rate, lifetime experience of violence, sex trafficking, and life satisfaction (P≤ 0.006). In summary, populations in countries with greater freedom, which typically are Christian, demonstrate better overall wellbeing, and...
  • China Silences Persecuted Priest Ahead of Vatican Deal Renewal

    08/13/2020 12:01:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    International Christian Concern ^ | August 12, 2020 |
    China Silences Persecuted Priest Ahead of Vatican Deal Renewal 08/12/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – A Chinese priest in China’s Fujian province, who was previously tortured by the government to force him to join the official church, has been summoned and threatened, after his torture was revealed by the watchdog media Bitter Winter.Father Huang Jintong’s persecution was reported by Bitter Winter last April. After being exposed, the local authorities visited Father Huang to investigate how the details of his torture had been leaked, claiming that the report “undermined the unity of the Chinese Catholic Church” and was a result from the...
  • China’s Genocide: Pope Silent, Prelates Speak

    08/11/2020 5:55:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 11, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    China’s Genocide: Pope Silent, Prelates Speak Cardinals condemn communist regime's holocaust of Uighur Muslims ROME ( - Pope Francis is being slammed for his silence on the genocide of Uighur Muslims after 76 religious leaders condemned China for a "holocaust" of its religious and ethnic minorities.  Two Asian cardinals, a British Catholic bishop and high-profile Catholic priests joined Orthodox, Anglican, Jewish and Muslim leaders in publishing a statement on Friday blasting China's persecution of Uighurs as "one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust."Chinese soldiers rounding up Uighur women Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar and president of the Federation of...
  • [Barf Alert] Spadaro defends Pope Francis on China

    08/11/2020 2:37:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Tablet ^ | August 11, 2020 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    [Barf Alert] Spadaro defends Pope Francis on China In a seven-page interview entitled This Pontificate is a time for sowing and not for reaping in the August issue of the German theological monthly Herder Korrespondenz,the editor in chief of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ, discussed Pope Francis’ style of governance and the Vatican’s policy on China. “The place where Francis makes his decisions is not at his desk but in his chapel at morning prayer,” he told his interviewer. Francis did not have a detailed reform plan but proceeded by listening and meditating. “If he sees that, after...
  • Vatican bishop says Holy See’s secret deal with Chinese Communist Party will be renewed

    08/10/2020 4:23:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 10, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    Vatican bishop says Holy See’s secret deal with Chinese Communist Party will be renewed Xi Jinping, president of China. The secret deal, signed in 2018, preceded waves of increased persecution of Christians in China. ROME, August 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A Vatican bishop close to Pope Francis has said that the Holy See will renew its controversial secret deal with China and that “the initial experience went well.” With the two year Vatican-China agreement due to expire on September 22, Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, told the Chinese Communist...
  • Catholic philanthropist Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong Kong

    08/10/2020 10:59:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Union of Catholic Aisian News ^ | August 10, 2020 | Michael Sainsbury
    Catholic philanthropist Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong Kong Arrest of media tycoon under new security law is ominous for press freedom in the city One of Hong Kong’s leading Catholic philanthropists, media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, has been arrested along with members of his family and company management as Beijing continues its swift implementation of the brutal new national security law (NSL). Lai, 72, has donated millions of dollars to Catholic causes and has been retired Cardinal Joseph Zen’s biggest financial backer. This has raised fears in some quarters that the prelate, who like Lai is a trenchant critic of...
  • Appeals court upholds dismissal of Cliven Bundy case

    08/09/2020 1:42:49 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 6, 2020 | David Ferrara
    A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a decision to throw out felony conspiracy and weapons charges against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man. Before U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s January 2018 dismissal, which the government appealed, she found that the federal government improperly withheld evidence. Prosecutors had willfully withheld video surveillance, maps and FBI interview information in violation of due process required by the U.S. Constitution, the judge found. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. “We can find no grounds for concluding that the district court abused its...
  • Vatican Poised to “Renew” Sellout of the Underground Church in China

    08/08/2020 10:44:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    the Fatima Center ^ | August 8, 2020 | Chris Ferarra
    Vatican Poised to “Renew” Sellout of the Underground Church in China An article in Asia News sounds the alarm about a prospective renewal of the “provisional agreement”—i.e., betrayal of the Church in China—between the Vatican and the Butchers of Beijing, as I prefer to call the Chinese Communist Party.Asia News points to a piece in the Global Times which reveals that “Negotiations between China and the Vatican on the renewal of the agreement on bishop appointments is proof that the framework has worked well for the past two years, which will help elevate the bilateral relations to the next level,...