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  • *AMERICA* Prayer Vigil 6/1/20 {Prayer}

    05/31/2020 10:42:23 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 15 replies
    6/1/20 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind.
  • [Barf Alert] Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the Death of George Floyd

    05/31/2020 4:59:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. ^ | May 31, 2020 | Wilting Gregory
    [Barf Alert] Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the Death of George Floyd WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s statement on the Memorial Day death of George Floyd is below:In astonishment, we are seeing the reactions of people across the United States as they express feelings of frustration, hurt, and anger in their cry for justice for George Floyd, whom we painfully watched being suffocated in front of our eyes on video in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past week.Many of us remember similar incidents in our history that accompanied the Civil Rights Movement, where we repeatedly saw Black...
  • [Barf Alert] Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath

    05/31/2020 4:22:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Chicagao ^ | May 31, 2020 | Cdl Cupcake Cupich
    [Barf Alert] Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath The past nights I have watched in great personal pain as the pent-up anger of our people caught fire across our country. I saw the city where I was born, the cities where I have lived, the city I pastor now, catch embers from the city where I was educated and burn. Was I horrified at the violence? Yes. But was I surprised? No.As the saying goes, if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. What did we expect when...
  • [Barf Alert] The Clergy Postures While America Burns

    05/31/2020 3:23:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 18, 2020 31, 2020 | George Neumayr
    [Barf Alert] The Clergy Postures While America Burns They need to foster virtue, not make political statements. While the clergy cobbled together their lame statements on racism, a criminal underclass set fire to buildings and cars across the country this last week. The mobs are proof of a crumbling America, but that’s not what preoccupies the minds of pastors. What shocks their consciences is not the widespread lack of virtue but “systemic problems,” whatever that means.The U.S. bishops who couldn’t be roused to defend the “essential” character of worshipping God during the coronavirus crisis did find time to make a...
  • More Than 100 UK Mosques Demand Watchdog Probe Conservative Party for Islamophobia

    05/31/2020 8:01:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 5/23/20 | Nadda Osman
    More than 100 mosques in the UK as well as a number of Islamic organisations have signed a letter criticising the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for failing to carry out its role and investigate allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. The letter calls for the EHRC to review its position and demands an investigation into the allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party, while highlighting numerous cases of Conservative politicians expressing Islamophobic views. The letter also charges that the EHRC, an independent body responsible for the enforcement of equality laws in England, has failed to carry out...
  • Difficult Hours for Orthodoxy in Serbia-Montenegro-Kosovo

    05/31/2020 7:51:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    There is no end to the tragedy of Serbian believers in Montenegro and Kosovo. Persecutions, extortion and contempt come to complement bad relations with Serbia, and thus Orthodoxy in the Balkans is once again being tested. Interestingly, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro maintained a federal relationship, but lately it has been tested again on an ecclesiastical level. Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović has been trying to cut off his country’s Church from the Serbian Patriarchate since his election, as well as to seize Serbian monasteries and properties and to gain autocephaly with rulings. During the pandemic, Montenegrin hierarchs...
  • Prominent Catholics call on Congress to investigate Catholic Relief Services

    05/29/2020 6:59:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 27, 2020 | LifeSite News Staff
    Prominent Catholics call on Congress to investigate Catholic Relief Services The Lepanto Institute has launched a White House petition requesting a congressional investigation of CRS for violation of the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits foreign aid from funding organizations which advocate for abortion. The Lepanto Institute has launched a White House petition requesting a congressional investigation of CRS for violation of the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits foreign aid from funding organizations which advocate for abortion. WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Well known Catholic politicians, academicians, media personalities, and activists are asking Congress to investigate Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for violation...
  • France: Religious Gatherings Are Allowed But Use of Masks is Compulsory

    05/29/2020 5:55:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    According to the French Interior Ministry, French authorities will allow religious gatherings after a two-month ban due to the new coronavirus pandemic, but worshippers will have to wear masks. The ministry said that it would issue a decree setting out new rules for religious gatherings. Moreover, the ban on gatherings imposed in March will be lifted as part of state efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. However, the ministry said in a statement that mass prayer should meet certain conditions, including the use of a mask, social distancing of at least one metre between worshippers and hand...
  • Kayleigh McEnany Says God Put Her in Trump Administration ‘For a Purpose’: Says Conservative Christians Enrage Media

    05/29/2020 5:51:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 5/28/20 | Staff
    "My mission in life is that when I pass that He will look at me and say, 'Well done good and faithful servant.'"Kayleigh McEnany has only been the White House press secretary for a few weeks, but she’s already shown the mainstream media that she’s not someone to mess with. McEnany has just opened up about her new faith like never before, saying that she firmly believes that God put her in Donald Trump’s administration for a reason. McEnany explained to CBN News that while she has leaned on her faith all her life, she has never relied on it...
  • Illinois Gov. J.B. Prtizker Lifts All Restrictions on Churches After Christians Take Him to Supreme Court

    05/29/2020 5:47:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/28/20 | Steven Ertelt
    Less than four hours before the deadline for Gov. J.B. Prtizker to file his response to the U.S. Supreme Court to the emergency injunction request brought by two Romanian churches, the governor unilaterally removed all restrictions on churches and houses of worship. Within a few hours yesterday after two Romanian churches filed an emergency injunction pending appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Kavanaugh ordered Gov. Pritzker to respond by 8:00 p.m. Thursday night. Just before the deadline, Gov. Prtizker issued “guidelines” for houses of worship, none of which are mandatory. Liberty Counsel represents Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos...
  • [Barf Alert] [Catholic) Bishops Tout ‘European Green Deal’ as Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

    05/29/2020 4:13:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Bishops Tout ‘European Green Deal’ as Response to COVID-19 Pandemic ROME — The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an “underpinning strategy” for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.“Ecological justice” must be at the core of Europe’s response to the pandemic, the bishops stated in a position paper Wednesday, because the coronavirus outbreak “has revealed both our dependence as well as our disastrous impact on a heavily fragile eco-system.”“A virus that causes a lung disease made us realise that we cannot live healthy on a sick and...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil (May 29,2020) ~PRAYER~

    05/28/2020 10:32:12 PM PDT · by norsky · 34 replies
    http://freerepublic.com | May 28,2020 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Healthcare, Government, Family, Military, Business, Farmers, Sanctity of Life, Education, Churches, 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 5:14Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith

    05/28/2020 8:34:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith Washington state Catholic leaders would rather stick it to the president than let him defend their right to celebrate Mass. Following President Donald Trump’s direction on Friday for states to allow houses of worship to reopened and to declare public worship as essential, Gov. Jay Inslee immediately thumbed his nose, and Washington bishops quickly follow suit.In a disappointing response, the bishops demonstrated that rather than stand up for their flock and acknowledge the president’s commitment to religious freedom, they prefer hand-wringing and waffling while they wait for the...
  • Some Michigan Public Catholic Masses To Resume, But This Church Will Require Reservations & Tickets To Attend!   (vanity)

    05/28/2020 7:52:59 PM PDT · by Songcraft · 19 replies
    All Saints Catholic Parish Church Bulletin ^ | May 24, 2020 | Rev. Joe Muszkiewicz
    St. Anne Catholic Church (All Saints Parish)Alpena, Michigan Some relatives of ours received a letter from their priest at St. Anne Catholic Church (All Saints Parish) in Alpena, Michigan, saying that public Masses there will resume this coming weekend (5/30 - 5/31), and explaining to them how those Masses will be conducted.   It is a very long, wordy letter (which I'll include below for any interested and patient people), and it is also included in their online church bulletin, under the section in the bulletin titled "From Fr. Joe". Some of the strange points that jumped out at...
  • Family of 12 Challenges Virginia Restrictions On Worship Services Of Over Ten Persons

    05/28/2020 5:44:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 5/28/20 | Howard Friedman
    Suit was filed last week in a Virginia federal district court by a Catholic family of 12 challenging the provisions in Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's COVID-19 order that bars worship services with more than ten people. (The state is loosening these requirements in its reopening plan.) The complaint (full text) in Diaz-Bonilla v. Northam, (ED VA, filed 5/22/2020), alleges in part: As a result of the Orders, the Diaz-Bonilla family is able to take their entire family of 12 to: restaurants to order food; any number of retail stores (such as Walmart and Target) that sell food or pharmaceuticals among...
  • Steve Bannon Wins First Major Battle for Medieval Monastery

    05/28/2020 5:40:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Art Journal ^ | 5/27/20 | Cristina Ruiz
    Italy retaliates with criminal prosecution of right-wing religious group funded by US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist A right-wing religious group funded by US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has won the first major legal battle in its fight to stay in a medieval monastery southeast of Rome. However, the organisation is now facing criminal prosecution. In a ruling published yesterday following a hearing two weeks ago, three administrative judges definitively rejected the ministry of culture’s attempt to revoke a 19-year lease it granted over two years ago to the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI), a Catholic...
  • NJ Catholic Churches Are Following State Lead, No Reopening Set

    05/28/2020 5:36:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    NEWARK — Amid a growing number of challenges to New Jersey directives on its gradual reopening during the pandemic, the state's Catholic churches continue to follow Gov. Phil Murphy's guidelines. "No official announcement has been made by the Archdiocese on this matter. We have complied, and will continue to comply, with statewide guidelines," Archdiocese of Newark spokeswoman Maria Margiotta said Wednesday after The Jersey Journal had reported on an internal email mentioning a June 1 goal of reopening churches for daily masses and limited-capacity funerals, weddings and baptisms. "As is true with many organizations statewide, the Archdiocese of Newark is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest Hospitalised - After Refusing To Wear Mask?

    05/27/2020 7:07:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 27, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Priest Hospitalised - After Refusing To Wear Mask? Policemen and firefighters broke on May 18 a window to enter Father Gianluca Loda's presbytery in Castelletto di Leno, Italy.They transported the priest to a hospital, reports AldoMariaValli.it who speaks of something like a “kidnapping.”Valli is not informed about the priest's physical or mental health but supports his statements about illegal migration, demographic crisis and finance oligarchs.Father Loda was fined in recent days for eating out without wearing masks. The diocese supported the hospitalisation saying that Loda’s behaviour in the last few days was “the result of evident personal discomfort.”The...
  • The Mask of the Beast

    05/27/2020 6:54:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 27, 2020 | Chris Ferrara
    The Mask of the Beast As the Wuhan Virus “pandemic” wanes all over the world, following the path of all influenza-like illnesses, the globalist Left labors to contrive new justifications for maintaining the pop-up dictatorships that have arisen in every Western nation on the pretext of the virus. The problem is that the dictators in the Kingdom of COVID — virtually all of them on the Left, especially in the United States — are losing their grip on the masses because the people have had quite enough of their nonsensical regimes of arbitrary and inconsistent restrictions on normal life, as...
  • Archbishop Viganò: Dictatorships arise because not enough voices oppose them

    05/27/2020 6:22:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Archbishop Viganò: Dictatorships arise because not enough voices oppose them The Archbishop responds to a Rabbi who was ‘shocked’ about his Appeal warning against one-world government May 26, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has responded to a German Rabbi, Jehoschua Ahrens, who called the Viganò Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its dangers for constitutional liberties a “shock,” adding that he is glad that the German bishops have distanced themselves from it.  The Italian prelate defended issuing the May 7 appeal, stating: “I think it is the duty of each one of us to express our concerns about...