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Apologetics (Religion)

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  • Witchcraft Site Praises Amazon Synod Pagan Ritual

    10/17/2019 10:21:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Complicit Clergy ^ | October 17, 2019 | Complicit Clergy
    Witchcraft Site Praises Amazon Synod Pagan Ritual AntroDellaMagia-News.it, a site dedicated to promoting witchcraft and superstition, praised the opening ceremony for the Amazon Synod held in the garden of the Vatican on October 4.The site characterized the event as”a beautiful ritual dedicated to Mother Earth,” and “a pagan fertility ritual with indigenous leaders who worshiped two idols of a fertility goddess of the Earth…”The author states, “for our part, we are very happy with this event that will surely open the doors to a more open and rosy future for us pagans.”The site acknowledges that “the ceremony was almost completely...
  • Cath Cauc: Former nun participating in Amazon Synod: Female ‘ordination’ ‘simply has to come’

    10/17/2019 8:43:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Former nun participating in Amazon Synod: Female ‘ordination’ ‘simply has to come’ October 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Female “ordination” “simply has to come,” an employee of the German bishops’ relief agency Misereor said in an October 12 interview, adding that “the house of cards has to fall.” Those words came from Regina Reinart, who is participating at the current Pan-Amazon Synod in Rome, in an interview with the website weltkirche.de. The German bishops' news website Katholisch.de subsequently picked it up. Married priests must come too, said Reinart, who in addition to being Misereor’s expert on Brazil is...
  • What Is the Wrath of God?

    10/17/2019 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 16, 2019October 16, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope What Is the Wrath of God? In TuesdayÂ’s Mass there was a reference to the wrath of God: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness (Romans 1:18).What is GodÂ’s wrath? It is spoken of often in Scripture but is a concept with which we must be careful. On the one hand, we cannot simply dismiss it as contrary to the fact that God is love, but on the other, we cannot...
  • Cath Cauc Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc

    10/17/2019 8:13:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis has added his own nominations to the group who will draft the final report of the Pan-Amazonian Synod.  The four men named as the pontiff’s own choices are Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the aristocratic Archbishop of Vienna, Austria; Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the Argentinian chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Archbishop Edmundo Ponciano Valenzuela Mallid of Paraguay; and the Italian Fr. Rossano Sala. On the first day of the Amazon Synod meetings, participants...
  • A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

    10/16/2019 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 15, 2019October 15, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times? The first reading from Mass for Tuesday of the 28th week of the year is rich in meaning for us today. Scripture is a prophetic interpretation of reality, showing us what is really going on from the perspective of the Lord of History. It describes not only the current of the times but the end to which it is tending. It is important for us to read Scripture carefully with the Church and to submit our understanding to the rule...
  • [Catholic Caucus] From Infanticide To Euthanasia ... in the Amazon

    10/16/2019 6:39:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 16, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] From Infanticide To Euthanasia. The “Buen Vivir” in the Amazon Is Made of This As Well Marcia María de Oliveira, a Brazilian, is among the 25 coworkers of the two special secretaries of the synod for the Amazon: the Jesuit Michael Czerny, made a cardinal by Pope Francis last October 5, and the Dominican David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea, bishop of Puerto Maldonado, in Perů.De Oliveira is a specialist on Amazonian societies and cultures, and was called to collaborate as an “expert” along with, among others, the Argentine Carlos María Galli, a theoretician of “the people’s theology,” and...
  • Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneider’s Powerful and Luminous New Book — And Its Presentation in Rome

    10/16/2019 5:50:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 16, 2019 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneider’s Powerful and Luminous New Book — And Its Presentation in Rome Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneider’s Powerful and Luminous New Book — And Its Presentation in Rome Word is spreading quickly about Bishop Schneider’s recently released book-length interview Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age (Angelico Press). Only professional ostriches of olympic head-burying skill can deny that the Roman Catholic Church is suffering her worst crisis since the Protestant Reformation. We can see it in the escalating conflicts between a Vatican in progressive overdrive and Catholic laity and clergy striving to remain faithful to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The worst kept secret is finally out!

    10/16/2019 4:05:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | October 15, 2019 | Mark Docherty
    [Catholic Caucus] The worst kept secret is finally out! “Whoever has had, as I have happened several times, the luck of meeting him and speaking to him with the utmost cultural confidence, knows that Pope Francis (sic) conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, man, not God incarnate. Once incarnated, Jesus ceases to be a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross. The proof that confirms this reality and creates a Church that is completely different from the others is proved by some episodes which deserve to be remembered. The first is what happens in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus goes after...
  • The Shoddy Theology of Muhammad

    10/15/2019 6:14:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/15/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the problems with Islamic eschatology, and explain why Muhammad couldn't distinguish between scripture and legends/oral tradition.
  • [Barf Alert] Amazon Synod Proposes New Episcopal Body to Implement Pope’s Decrees

    10/15/2019 5:30:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    [Barf Alert] Amazon Synod Proposes New Episcopal Body to Implement Pope’s Decrees Synod fathers reject 'intra-Christian colonialism,' calling for 'deep ecological conversion' VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Amazon Synod delegates are calling for the urgent creation of a permanent and representative episcopal organization to promote synodality in the Amazon. The group is meant to concretize and implement the directives issued by Pope Francis after the synod. The new body will work for the defense of the rights of indigenous peoples, the integral formation of pastoral agents and the creation of Amazonian seminaries — a plan proposed by 180 synod fathers Tuesday morning at the 11th general...
  • Eminent Catholic historian: ‘The Church triumphs when her faithful members fight for her’

    10/15/2019 10:49:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Roberto de Mattei
    Eminent Catholic historian: ‘The Church triumphs when her faithful members fight for her’ Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age 14 October 2019 – Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, Rome  Prof. Roberto de Mattei It is a great honor for me to participate alongside Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider, in the presentation of Diane Montagna’s book-interview with the same Msgr. Athanasius Schneider, entitled: Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age. The interview with Bishop Schneider is very beautiful and I congratulate not only the bishop, but also the journalist, who in her questions touched on every...
  • Why is the Islamic World so dysfunctional?

    10/15/2019 9:51:01 AM PDT · by OddLane · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/15/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore some of the social problems within the Muslim world and explain their root cause, which is found in the Koran. I also point out the hypocrisy of Muslims who claim they don't deify Muhammad while at the same time proscribing any criticism of his life or actions.
  • A Solemn Warning from St. Paul

    10/15/2019 8:41:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocoese of Washington ^ | 10-14-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 14, 2019October 14, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Solemn Warning from St. Paul Within his many letters, St. Paul occasionally gives us a glimpse of early Christian hymns and sayings. While he may have been their author, it is more likely that he is quoting or summarizing others. Here are some of the hymns he includes in his letters: Hymn of Christ and Creation (Colossians 1:15-20)Hymn of the Humbled and Exalted Christ (Philippians 2:5-11)Hymn of Redemption in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-12) St. Paul also refers to “sayings” in some of his letters (e.g., Titus 3:8, 1...
  • The “Spirit of Assisi” vs. Saint Francis of Assisi

    10/15/2019 8:09:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 7, 2019 | John Vennari
    The “Spirit of Assisi” vs. Saint Francis of Assisi Editor’s Note: Last week Friday, on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 4, 2019), a “prayer ceremony” took place in the Vatican Gardens during which “a tree from Assisi was planted as a symbol of integral ecology, to consecrate the Synod on Amazonia to Saint Francis,” according to the official Vatican statement on the event. During this ceremony, as Catholic News Agency reported, “A group of people, including Amazonians in ritual dress, as well [as] people in lay clothes and a Franciscan brother, knelt and bowed in a circle...
  • Is Mohammed Deified In The Koran?

    10/14/2019 9:32:23 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/15/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore whether the Muslim claim that Mohammed is not exalted as a god can be reconciled with the Koran, and explain why Muslim societies are inherently dysfunctional.
  • Not Halloween Yet: Anglican “Bishopess” At Newman’s Canonisation

    10/14/2019 6:50:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 14, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Not Halloween Yet: Anglican “Bishopess” At Newman’s Canonisation In attendance at the October 13 canonisation of John Henry Cardinal Newman was, close to the altar, also a delegation of Anglican clergy. Francis greeted the Anglicans personally, including an Anglican female bishop (encircled on the picture). Anglican ordinations are null and void. Newman left Anglicanism in order to join the Church.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synod’s Small Working Groups?

    [Catholic Caucus] Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synod’s Small Working Groups? In previous synods during the pontificate of Pope Francis, these working groups have been an instrument for advancing contentious agendas. VATICAN CITY — If previous synods can be taken as a guide for future ones, the circoli minori (small working groups), rather than the general congregations, can be where agendas pursued by a minority can be introduced into the synod proceedings. The German-language group was a particular focus in this regard, both during the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family and at the synod on youth last year....
  • Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder

    10/14/2019 4:29:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2019 | Barbara J. Fraser
    Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church.The first Europeans to arrive in the Amazon were “invaders,” she said. “They never asked permission of mother nature or of the people who lived there. They imposed the cross and the Bible. That caused a great deal of resentment,” and in some cases forced indigenous...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Norbertines Promote ‘Coming Out’ Week on Campus

    10/14/2019 2:21:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 14, 2019 | Martina Moyski
    [Catholic Caucus] Norbertines Promote ‘Coming Out’ Week on Campus Concerned Catholic students push back gay encroachment on their faith DE PERE, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Catholic college in Wisconsin was about to kick off its first LGBTQ-themed week with a "Coming Out" Mass on Oct. 13. But, after a number of the college's concerned Catholic students pushed back, the Coming Out Mass was canceled. The St. Norbert's College (SNC) in De Pere, Wisconsin, is nonetheless scheduled to host a variety of gay-related activities from Oct. 11–18 to honor LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day, which was Friday, Oct. 11. SNC Coming Out Week schedule The Coming Out...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari?

    10/14/2019 11:15:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | October 13, 2019 | Giuseppe Nardi
    [Catholic Caucus] Did the Vatican Denounce Scalfari? The column published yesterday by Eugenio Scalfari led to a brief reaction from the Vatican Press Office. Scalfari revealed in the daily La Repubblica that Francis entrusted him, in a personal conversation, with the conviction that Jesus Christ was "not God at all". But how did the Holy See react to this nuclear bomb of atomic bombs?Strictly taciturn. So far, only the new Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni has reacted. He said: "As has been said on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari ascribed to the Holy Father in conversations with him, are not as a faithful representation of what has actually...