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  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/18/2018 11:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Various | September 18, 2018
    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Listen. This is the translation from Aramaic: All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called ‘konam,’ ‘konas,’ or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not...
  • Catholic church rapidly disappearing from Netherlands, archbishop says

    09/18/2018 2:20:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    NLTimes.nl ^ | September 14, 2018 | Janene Pieters
    The Catholic Church is rapidly disappearing from the Netherlands. Over ten years the entire archdiocese of Utrecht will probably only consist of 10 to 15 churches that still hold the Eucharistic celebrations, compared to the current 280 churches, Archbishop Wim Eijk said in an interview with the Gelderlander. According to Eijk, 10 percent of the parishes in his diocese are actually bankrupt, 10 percent are still rich and the other 80 percent are somewhere in between. The aging Catholic population and a rapid decline in church attendance is causing a problematic situation. Every year catholic church attendance decreases by 5...
  • The Catholic League on the Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Scandal

    09/13/2018 3:15:49 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 1 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 9/13/2018 | Chris Pryor
    Rick Hinshaw is the Communications Director for the Catholic League. Rick joins the show to discuss the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and other political threats facing the Church.
  • The Religious Typology

    09/09/2018 12:03:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 29, 2018 | Pew Research Center
    Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few... The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives... Sunday Stalwarts are the most religious group. Not only do they actively practice their faith, but they also are deeply involved in their religious congregations. God-and-Country Believers are less active in church...
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • Pope Francis Orders Cardinal Donald Wuerl to Leave US to 'Avoid Arrest'

    09/01/2018 12:12:01 PM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 09/01/18 | Riva Mendoza
    Pope Francis has told Cardinal Donald Wuerl to leave the United States if he wants to avoid being arrested by authorities, according to Church Militant's Michael Voris.
  • NYT: The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult

    08/31/2018 6:36:44 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 19 replies
    .....a little religion from the NYT this Friday! The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult A wounded and swaggering identity geopolitics puts the world in grave danger. “White men,” an obscure Australian academic named Charles Henry Pearson predicted in his 1893 book “National Life and Character: A Forecast,” would be “elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside” by people they had long regarded as their inferiors — “black and yellow races.” China, in particular, would be a major threat. Pearson, prone to terrors of racial extinction while living in a settler colony in an Asian neighborhood, thought it...
  • Lawsuit: Oregon construction worker fired for refusing to attend Bible study

    08/30/2018 6:29:05 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 8/29/18 | Aimee Green
    A 34-year-old man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a Albany construction company, claiming the owner fired him after he refused to attend weekly Bible study. Ryan Coleman’s lawsuit states that he discovered only after he was hired as a painter for Dahled Up Construction that the job entailed more than just fixing up homes. According to Coleman and his lawsuit, owner Joel Dahl told him all employees were required to partake in regular Bible study sessions led by a Christian pastor during the work day, while on the clock. Coleman told Dahl that the requirement was illegal, but Dahl...
  • Rabbi: “UN is Replacement Theology on Steroids”

    08/30/2018 9:39:59 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 8/30/2018 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    “Replacement theology is a Christian doctrine which states that Jews rejected Jesus and caused his death, so God rejected them and the new spiritual Israel is the Church and Jerusalem is Rome,” Spiro explained to Breaking Israel News. “So, on that level, the UN is not espousing a theological replacement theology. But on a political level they are definitely practicing replacement theology.”
  • High School Football Star Whose Dying Wish is to Abolish Abortion in Texas Dies at 16

    08/30/2018 6:18:53 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 18 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 8-30-2018 | Will Maule
    Read this uplifting, faith building account....his story will bless you...and strengthen you in this time of darkness... ""A high school football star who made it his dying wish to abolish the practice of abortion in his home state of Texas has died after a short battle with cancer. Jeremiah Thomas, son of Rusty Thomas, who is the director of pro-life organization “Operation Save America,” passed away on Sunday evening after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer earlier this year. “Warrior Down!” Rusty posted on Facebook, announcing the sad news. “Jeremiah has finished the last lap of the...
  • china-demolishes-hundreds-churches-and-confiscates-bibles-during-crackdown-christianity

    08/29/2018 1:29:40 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 26 replies
    https://www.virtueonline.org/china-demolishes-hundreds-churches-and-confiscates-bibles-during-crackdown-christianity
  • What Nonreligious People Get Wrong About Religious People

    08/28/2018 11:09:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    With the media furiously obsessed over the supposed imminent end of the Trump presidency (spoiler alert: nope), the new conversation among the elite concerns the supposed evils of Vice President Mike Pence. Pence, our leftist thought leaders proclaim, is perhaps even more frightening than President Trump. Frank Bruni of The New York Times terms Pence a "holy terror waiting in the wings ... a bigot ... a liar ... cruel." This is nothing new. Conan O'Brien says that "many members of Congress are preparing for a Mike Pence presidency. Yeah, they're preparing by binge-watching 'The Handmaid's Tale.'" Joy Behar called...
  • Explaining the Left, Part III: Leftism as Secular Religion

    08/27/2018 11:15:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    One of the most important books of the 20th century -- it remains a best-seller 59 years after it was first published -- is "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. Marx saw man's primary drive as economic, and Freud saw it as sex. But Frankl believed -- correctly, in my opinion -- that the greatest drive of man is meaning. One can be poor and chaste and still be happy. But one cannot be bereft of meaning and be happy -- no matter how rich or how sexually fulfilled one may be. The greatest provider of meaning for the...
  • Reanimating The Dead Now A Reality

    08/28/2018 6:03:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Strange Mag ^ | 6/27/05 | Douglas Chapman
    Some June 2005 reports in the British media portrayed the situation as scientists creating scary zombie dogs, but the reality is actually a hopeful one, abetting life not death. Badly injured people and animals may soon be kept in lengthy and reliable suspended animation until they can be properly treated. For this, scientists at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have come up with an improved version of their technique in which animals' blood is drained out and then replaced with a cold salt solution. (This method was used in their experiments at least as early as...
  • Jesuit's America attacks Abp. Vigano

    08/27/2018 8:06:12 AM PDT · by dangus · 39 replies
    America ^ | Michael J. O’Loughlin
    See my comments below ...Cardinal Cupich released a statement on Sunday calling the letter “astonishing” and correcting what he said are factual errors. He points to Archbishop Viganò’s claim that he was appointed to the Vatican body that chooses bishops “right after he was made a cardinal,” but notes he was appointed to the Congregation for Bishops in July 2016 and that he was not named a cardinal until October. He called for a “thorough vetting” of the claims made in the letter.... ... Others say that one of the central claims of the letter, that Pope Benedict placed sanctions...
  • [Video] Trey Gowdy @ 2nd Baptist Church, Woodway, TX

    08/25/2018 3:18:44 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 14 replies
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iPgmCANKbKk&feature=youtu.be Trey Gowdy has an impressive healthy balance of "Religion and Politics" I rarely take the time to watch an entire political speech -- the timing of Trey's message could not be better or more appropriate
  • Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol....(photo)

    08/17/2018 7:00:55 AM PDT · by caww · 89 replies
    nbc25news ^ | 8/17/2018 | KATIE CLEMENT, KATV, Marine Glisovic
    A more than 8-feet-tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. Following the installation of the Ten Commandments monument, the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit to have its statue placed on the same grounds in the name of religious pluralism and the First Amendment. During the 2017 legislative session, the Satanic Temple sent a letter to Arkansas legislators asking for lawmakers to sponsor a bill that would allow a Baphomet statue on Capitol grounds, but not one lawmaker responded.
  • Can Science Study Demonology?

    08/17/2018 6:53:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | August 12, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Can Science Study Demonology? August 12, 2018 | David F. Coppedge One cannot make predictions about what a mind will do. Secular scientists mock belief in angels and demons, but they have their own occult beliefs. Science cannot study what it doesn’t believe is real. Secular cosmologists believe dark matter and dark energy are real, but cannot see them. They believe angels and demons are unreal, but then have to account for things that defy natural explanations. Let’s see how they do. The Demon of School Shootings Nikolas Cruz, the suspect accused of killing 17 in the Parkland school shooting...
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/13/2018 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 | Matthew Medsger
    Kittanning Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at the Family-Life Church on South Jefferson Street in Kittanning. Also arrested...