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  • California Pastor Loses Job After Posting Sign Stating 'Homosexuality Is Still a Sin'

    01/14/2019 12:57:30 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 84 replies
    CBN News ^ | 01/14/2019 | Emily Jones
    A California pastor is looking for a job after facing backlash over a church sign that affirms the biblical definition of gender and marriage. Pastor Justin Hoke of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, California, posted a new church sign in early January. The sign read: "Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not."
  • It’s Officially Time To Ban Gift-Wrapping Paper

    12/25/2018 6:50:13 AM PST · by skimbell · 157 replies
    Huffpost ^ | December 23, 2018 | Kate Bratskeir
    ...brown paper can be made into a beautiful wrapping option, especially when spruced up with a sprig of evergreen, a dehydrated orange slice...
  • [Catholic Caucus] About that funeral Mass homily, some points

    12/17/2018 10:14:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    In the Light of the Law ^ | December 15, 2018 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    About that funeral Mass homily, some points I do not know Fr. Don LaCuesta or the Hullibarger family nor do I know what LaCuesta said in his homily at last week’s funeral for 18-year-old Maison Hullibarger (who had killed himself some days before) or how LaCuesta said what he said (reports here and here). Such caveats, however, in light of my treatments of other issues related to the canon law on Church funerals, might qualify me to make some objective comments on the controversy erupting in the wake of LaCuesta’s funeral homily wherein, it seems, Maison’s ‘life was not celebrated’ and doubts...
  • Christian Artist Doesn't Know If Homosexuality Is A Sin

    12/05/2018 10:14:30 AM PST · by OddLane · 47 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 12/5/18 | Matt Walsh
    Lauren Daigle, a popular Christian pop artist, gave an absurd answer when asked about homosexuality in an interview. Let's talk about the answer she should have given. Also, let's talk about the strange hostility Daigle encountered from many Christians even before this interview. She made a mistake, but many of her critics are making a mistake, too.
  • Substitution - My Utmost for His Highest

    10/29/2018 1:27:27 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 1 replies
    A wonderful and deep Truth, worth of genuine reflection. Substitution He has made Him to be sin for us,…that we might be made the righteousness of God.… 2 CORINTHIANS 5:.21 The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy. The New Testament view is that He bore our sin not by sympathy, but by identification. He was made to be sin. Our sins are removed because of the death of Jesus, and the explanation of His death is His obedience to His Father, not His sympathy with us. We are acceptable...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican decides not to release names of bishops in Youth Synod small groups

    10/22/2018 5:25:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Vatican decides not to release names of bishops in Youth Synod small groups ROME, October 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The organizers of the Youth Synod currently underway in Rome have decided not to release the names of members of the small language groups, the Vatican announced today. While some see the move as fostering greater freedom to speak in the synod hall, it is leading others to question the transparency of synod organizers. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, told LifeSite that the names of small group members “will not be made public.” Ruffini said synod...
  • Atlanta Priest Goes to Drag Show

    10/07/2018 7:34:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/2/18 | Rodney Pelletier
    Pastor of the Shrine of the Immaculate ConceptionATLANTA ( - The pastor of a pro-homosexual parish is flaunting his attendance at a drag show in August. Monsignor Henry Gracz, the pastor of the heavily pro-homosexual Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, posted on his Facebook that he attended a drag performance at "Lips" on Aug. 1. The same month, Abp. Wilton Gregory appointed Gracz "spiritual director" to sex abuse victims despite the fact he is unapologetically pro-homosexual. In June 2017, Gracz allowed Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo from the dissident New Ways Ministry to speak at the Shrine...
  • Cath Cauc:Woman with same-sex attraction begs Synod: Don’t change Church teaching on homosexuality

    10/06/2018 3:31:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 5, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    22-year-old with same-sex attraction begs Synod: Don’t change Church teaching on homosexuality October 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Avera Maria Santo, a 22-year-old woman who experiences same-sex attractions, wrote a powerful open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church about the topic of homosexuality, which is being discussed at the Youth Synod currently underway in Rome. LifeSiteNews has learned that the letter is circulating among the Synod Fathers. “As someone who has not only grown up in the Church, but has also come to love her and her teachings for myself, I would hate to see her teachings altered in any...
  • The True Sexual Revolution...gender 2

    And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.(Genesis 2:23-25)For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Youth Synod on track to be a disaster

    10/01/2018 7:36:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society via LifeSite News ^ | October 1, 2018 | Cardinal Newman Society Staff
    Youth Synod on track to be a disaster October 1, 2018 (Cardinal Newman Society) – It's underway. Despite Archbishop Chaput's call for a delay or cancellation – which the Newman Society supported – the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment is proceeding in Rome. We have grave concerns that too many Synod organizers and gadflies with the ears of powerful officials are using it to advance their agenda to dilute Church teachings and, instead of calling young people to join the Church on the narrow path to Christ, are plotting to have the Church move to...
  • Troubler, Why Do You Trouble US? ...a Pastor's Lament for a backslider from Christ

    Oh Troubler, why do you trouble us? We had just talked to you, we thought you were doing better… Why did you take your eyes off of Him who comes to us in the midst of every storm? What did you see, when you gazed at the Babylonian garment? What misery was so great that you were willing to sell out, just to relieve it? Foolish one, why did you stray? Did it work put for you? Are you better off now, that we who love you are made miserable? Wouldn’t it be better to suffer than to sin? Which...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them – Part Two

    10/01/2018 8:33:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-30-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them – Part Two Msgr. Charles Pope • September 30, 2018 • Recently I wrote about the need to recover a vocabulary of sin and posted an example related to lying. A good number of readers asked for the other lists I have been compiling. I include them here along with introductory material similar to that in the first post. These lists are always a work in progress, so please feel free to send me any additions you have.Indeed, over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them

    09/24/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them Msgr. Charles Pope • September 23, 2018 • Over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary of sin. Saying “I have sinned” is often replaced by “I made a mistake,” or “I made a poor decision,” or “I’m sorry if my behavior was hurtful in some way.”Not only are we slow to say we have sinned, we are also ignorant of the subtleties of sin, in part because our vocabulary about sin is so limited. In this state we lose a certain advantage over sin because...
  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • The Horrifying Extent Of Sin...Romans 1-3 pt 3

    …Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:Their feet are swift to shed blood:Destruction and misery are in their ways:And the way of peace have they not known:There is no fear of God before their eyes.(Romans 3:14-19)Romans 3 contains as a conclusion of the teaching of the first two chapters of Romans, a fourteen count indictment of the human race; all of it, gentile and Jew. The indictment consists of quotations from the Hebrew scriptures, especially Psalms and Isaiah. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Makes False Distinctions to Justify Mortal Sin

    08/26/2018 3:26:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 25, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Makes False Distinctions to Justify Mortal Sin Perugia Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops and an uncritical follower of Pope Francis, used a talk about Amoris Laetitia at the pro-gay World Meeting of Families (August 24) to promote mortal sin. Bassetti came up with the idea to distinguish between "good mortal sin" which he called "irregularity", and "bad mortal sin" saying that "not every irregularity is a mortal sin”. According to, Bassetti went on claiming that what he called "irregularity" did apparently "not exist in the past” as if fornication was something new. Bassetti denied...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Against Francis: "Conscience" Cannot Excuse Sin

    08/25/2018 7:26:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 25, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Against Francis: "Conscience" Cannot Excuse Sin Madison Bishop Robert Morlino has criticises the idea [advocated by Pope Francis] that "conscience" can dispense from following Church teaching. Talking to EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo (August 23), he said, “Too often people have excused themselves from sinful behaviours by saying, ‘I’m following my conscience and that’s the highest law.” For Morlino a contraposition of the objective law and the subjective understanding of it is “the linchpin of so many problems since the [Second] Vatican Council”. Morlino further accuses “a desire to keep abuses away from homosexuality and move it towards paedophilia”. He points...
  • Porn is slowly killing Evangelicalism

    08/24/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 12, 2018 | Grayson Gilbert
    Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader after leader (after leader!) disqualifies himself through sexual misconduct, all the while the name of Christ is slandered. Lest we...
  • [Catholic Caucus] UK Catholic doctor: Are we witnessing ‘Vatican revolution’ against family?

    08/24/2018 7:43:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and James Risdon
    DUBLIN, August 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An English family doctor has suggested that recent developments in the war against the family coming from the highest levels within the Catholic Church indicate the arrival of the final battle between God and Satan.  “Is this the final greatest historical confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, the Gospel and the anti-gospel,” said Dr Thomas Ward at a family conference this week running concurrent to the Vatican’s LGBT-affirming World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin, Ireland. “Frankly, are we at this moment seeing an intent at a Vatican revolution which would be a culmination...
  • Does the Catholic Church Have a Homosexual Problem?

    08/22/2018 9:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/22/2018 | Michael Brown
    Due to the sensitive nature of this article, it's important that I make some preliminary statements. There will be enough controversy if my words are rightly understood, let alone misunderstood. First, I am not a Catholic basher. Second, I am not claiming that the Catholic Church has a monopoly on sexual scandals. Third, I believe the vast majority of homosexual men stand with me in denouncing pedophilia and "man-boy love." Fourth, as we focus on predatory priests, we must not forget their victims. Some of the abused have lost faith for life. Others bear their scars in different, significant ways....