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  • [Catholic Caucus] STOP THE SILENCE NOW: November 12-14, Baltimore, MD

    08/10/2018 7:04:06 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 5 replies
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will have its annual meeting in Baltimore November 12-15, 2018. The Silence Stops Now Coalition is committed to ending the culture of clerical silence that has enabled the sexual predation and destruction of lives for decades. To this end, we will be organizing the Silence Stops Now rally in Baltimore to demand an end to the silence, to insist on the resignation of those responsible, the prosecution of any criminal activity, and an independent investigation of the leadership of the Catholic Church in the United States.
  • [Catholic Caucus]: An Open Letter from Young Catholics

    08/08/2018 9:18:35 AM PDT · by sitetest · 32 replies
    First Things ^ | August 8, 2018 | Various
    Archbishop McCarrick’s predatory career would not have been possible without the culpable silence or active complicity of men at the highest levels of the Church. Revelations of his abuse have therefore gravely damaged the credibility of the whole Catholic hierarchy. Here a group of young Catholics speaks with one voice about the need for a cleansing fire. Their statement is non-partisan, assuming nothing but the eternal validity of the Church’s teaching. They call for an independent investigation of who knew what and when, a new intolerance of clerical abuse and sexual sin, and public acts of penance by Catholic bishops....
  • Teleios Research Evaluates Christian News Articles and Their Calls to Social Action

    08/08/2018 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    PRLog ^ | August 08, 2018 | Teleios Research
    The study evaluated Christian news articles to determine actual or proposed methods of social issue resolution. The articles were identified from common online sites posting Christian news (Breaking Christian News, Charisma News, Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian Post, Christian Times, Christianity Today, LifeSiteNews and Newsmax). The sites were reviewed between January-June 2018. This study found 44 articles that reported a recent effort or future call for Christians to resolve a social problem. In 25 instances the issue resolution was a faith-based call to action which included generally: an individual response (n=14), prayer (n=7) or church-based action (n=4). In contrast, in 19...
  • We Cannot Remain Silent on Jerusalem

    08/04/2018 10:45:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies
    B”H We Cannot Remain Silent on Jerusalem Two events in 5752 (around Jan. 1992) compel everyone to speak up about what happened in Jerusalem last week. On the 3rd of Shvat the Lubavitcher Rebbe indirectly, but clearly, charged chasidim to go forth and speak in his name/say what needs to be said. 12 days later, on Tu BShvat, the Rebbe stopped Shamir's minister in a dollar line. Many prophetic things were said and indeed it led to the fall of a government and later a president arose and fell after not heeding the warnings, but what's relevant here is the...
  • I will convince you of a fact-based God in less than 1,500 words

    08/01/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 73 replies
    personal blog and YouTube video ^ | 8/1/2018 | John Conlin
    Of Course God exists The Conlin Challenge - I will convince you of a fact-based, as opposed to a faith-based God in less than 1,500 words So you believe in science, eh? Excellent, so do I. One aspect of this scientific thinking is a laissez-faire attitude towards results. A person who truly follows a scientific-way of thinking shouldn’t care one way or the other about a certain experiment; they simply attempt to map reality and by definition must follow the facts wherever they lead. True followers of science are therefore immune to allowing personal biases to infect their professional thinking....
  • Catholic Caucus: Ed Peters on Twitter

    07/31/2018 4:23:07 PM PDT · by sitetest · 17 replies
    Ed Peters, Twitter ^ | 7/31/2018 | Ed Peters
    Edward Peters ‏ @canonlaw 21h 21 hours ago More Many talk as if ROME needs to authorize an investigation into McCarrick and his ilk before anything can happen. Don't folks realize that any friend, or foe, of the Church with money can hire an army of highly skilled, private investigators, right now? And that some likely have?
  • How Should Christians Engage with Culture?

    07/08/2018 8:18:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | July 3, 2018 | Philip Yancey
    The shift in American society from admiring Christians to fearing and criticizing them provides an opportunity for self-reflection. How have we been presenting the message we believe in? Might there be a more grace-filled way?Some want to focus on personal morality and leave public morality to secular politicians. Others seek ways to guide the broader culture while still communicating grace. Rather than propose a single path, I will instead make some observations and suggestions for Christians to consider as we interact with a world that does not always share our views.Clashes Between Christ and Culture Are UnavoidableJohn Howard Yoder recounted...
  • The blood of Jesus[charismatic caucus]

    07/05/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children even as the resistance builds against My Body and Bride, ( ( ((Truly My blood has already claimed victory)) ) ) for as you recognize the lies of the enemy and "declare" victory by My blood it is then My Holy Fire overtakes the enemies encampments and I turn their swords on the enemies of My Heart . So be at peace at you declare victory for I AM your Melchizedek and even now I bring to you the Bread and New Wine for The Battle is mine and not yours. Rejoice for it sends...
  • Bishop suggests excommunication for Catholics implementing border enforcement

    06/21/2018 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 21, 2018 | Deal Hudson
    (Newsmax) – Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a "prophetic statement" on immigration that would support "canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved" in implementing President Trump's immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does he mean to say that any Catholic Border Patrol Agent or ICE Officers enforcing the law are "obstinately preserving in manifest grave sin"? If so, what is the "grave sin" that meets the criterion of excommunication according to Canon 915? The 19,500 employees of the U. S. Border...
  • Views of young Christians about faith and politics

    06/11/2018 6:49:36 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 5 replies
    PRLOG ^ | May 24, 2018 | William C. Stewart
    Teleios conducted a survey regarding faith and politics on two Instagram accounts frequented by Christian adolescents and millennials. Of the 336 responses the majority were: female (62%), <34 years old (79%), from the United States (80%) and evangelical (76%). The majority of respondents (70%) indicated their faith was 'somewhat' to 'very outreach oriented' with only 19% saying it was private. Almost 80% 'somewhat agreed' to 'strongly agreed' that their country was founded on Christian morality and ethics. Further, over 92% noted it was important to maintain Christian morals and ethics in society. Regarding the current American president, Donald Trump, 63%...
  • A PRECIOUS TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/28/2018 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A precious tool in my hand is the one I am able to wield to build and construct My Temple in each and every child I have given life to. So be the trowel of My hand laying the mortar of Unity my children for I AM building My Temple in others as I have built My temple in you . . . 1 Peter 2:1-10 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter to Archbp Charles Chaput (Philadelphia): Speak Our Clearly, Pay Up Personally

    05/24/2018 3:00:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    Sensus Fidelium | May 25, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Archbishop Charles Chaput 222 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Dear Archbishop Chaput, I just read your First Things essay "What Happens in Germany",which was forwarded to me by Fr. Thomas Weinandy. It certainly justified his recommendation: very clear, very much on-target, very important. Thank you for writing this. I have been on my parish RCIA teaching team for over 15 years, and I sincerely strive to “adhere with religious submission of will and intellect” to everything Christ authoritatively teaches through His Church. This is how I raised my sons, how I teach my students, and how I live my...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, May 3, 2018 [prayer]

    05/02/2018 10:39:12 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 40 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 3, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems 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 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us on the National Day of Prayer.
  • 3 things you can do to help Alfie Evans right now

    04/25/2018 6:35:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steve Jalsevac
    The LifeSite petition in support of Alfie Evans has been signed by just over 47,000 persons as of the time of writing. Today, LifeSite sent an urgent message to all signers with action items that might potentially save Alfie's life at this very critical time. Following is the text of the email: LifeSiteNews will continue to bring you updates on Alfie as they become available. You can follow the stories here. Simply refresh your browser for timely updates. Please consider yourselves now part of Alfie’s Army. In addition to praying (and fasting) for him and his family, there are a...
  • British police: Social media posts about Alfie Evans are ‘being monitored’

    04/25/2018 1:56:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Claire
    IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case, click here. LIVERPOOL, England, April 25, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Liverpool police are warning that social media posts about “Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans” are “being monitored” and what they deem as “malicious communications” will be investigated. “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans,” Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said. “I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social...
  • Boldness[charismatic Caucus]

    04/16/2018 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You my children are my lightning bolts of boldness, and thunder of my presence as you declare my word for truly I watch over my word to perform it in the glory and majesty of who I AM. Therefore press forward for I have Already conquered the enemy for you by the The Cross. Dissolve the lies of the enemy with my word and declare grace to the mountains for my life is alive in you. • ACTS 17:28 For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your owr.cn poets have said, 'We are...
  • A shift and acceleration coming in April[ Charismatic Caucus]

    03/26/2018 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    Bible ^ | Bible
    I saw a line between the month of march leading into April then Jesus on The throne as described in Ezekiel with the wheels within the wheels beneath him and The Spirit of The Lord in the wheels moving Him forward . Then I heard this word come forth . . . My kingdom has come upon the Earth now through my Chosen ones so get ready for a shift and acceleration in the spiritual realm for truly I AM about to shake all creation until all that is left is My Kingdom come. I saw many left behind as...
  • IN GOD WE TRUST[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/22/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Word of God ^ | 3-22-18 | bible
    I am about to teach the unteachable, in order to reach the unreachable . A dark cloud of my presence is about to descend upon the nation of "Trust in Me" and I shall take the coin from the fishes mouth in order to reveal to all mankind that my providence is true and faithful. Many nations are about to enter into the valley of The Reverential Fear of The Lord and discover I AM THEIR TRUE PROVIDER ! Catacombs of my glory shall rise up in the midst of my children of light and they shall manifest The fullness...
  • Justified By Love[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/16/2018 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible ^ | 3-16-18 | bible
    Justification is but one word ~ "Love" and in this miracle all others shall be found for even My spirits hang upon this lamp stand(Menorah) of Eternal Truth "God is Love" ~ Elohim Ahavah . . . Matthew 22:37-40 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
  • UN Doesn’t Recognize The Christian Genocide In Iraq: This New Documentary Does

    03/08/2018 12:23:18 AM PST · by Sontagged · 5 replies
    Aleteia.org ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Miriam Diez Bosch
    "It's been an authentic genocide, according to the definition in international law." “For me, it has been a very intense experience to be in those towns, which have been destroyed, laid waste by persecution. It’s been an authentic genocide, according to the definition in international law.” These are Fernando de Haro’s words to Aleteia, after spending the past several days “overwhelmed by news of 850 families who had returned to their towns after the defeat of Daesh, and that had to flee once more due to the confrontation between Kurds and Iraqis.” De Haro is the director of a new...