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  • Francis’ Preferred Exorcist Is a "Lutheran"

    04/20/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 20, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Francis’ Preferred Exorcist Is a "Lutheran" Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, an organizer of the annual “Course on Exorcism“ at the Roman University “Regina Apostolorum” which belongs to the Legionaries of Christ, told the fake-news New York Times (April 19) that for next year’s conference he wants to invite "the Pope’s preferred exorcist, a Lutheran”. Ferrari does not mention his name. However, in March 2013 the Argentinean Diario Popular named the flamboyant Lutheran preacher Manuel Acuña as “Pope Francis’ Favourite Exorcist”. Acuña who calls himself a "bishop" and dresses up like a Catholic bishop, is a personal friend of Francis. He belongs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells grieving child: your atheist father is in heaven

    04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis comforted a grieving child by telling him that his atheist father is in heaven.During a visit to Rome’s deprived Corviale district on Sunday, the Pope answered questions from a group of children. One of them, a boy called Emanuele, burst into tears when he met the Pope.After giving the child a long hug, Pope Francis asked him what was troubling him. Emanuele whispered in the Pope’s ear that his father, who was an atheist, had recently died and he was worried he could be in hell.Pope Francis asked Emanuele for permission to tell the crowd what he had...
  • CAN'T FIND A CHURCH?

    04/12/2018 1:31:13 PM PDT · by fwdude · 51 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | April 1, 2018 | T.A. McMahon
    “Dear Brothers and Sisters at The Berean Call, I’m at wit’s end. We recently moved to a new community, and we can’t find a church that is teaching God’s Word without adding to it or subtracting from it. Do you know of any good churches in our area?” This is the most common request we receive here at TBC, and it has been for more than two decades. Sadly, we’ve been reluctant to recommend any specific churches, and it’s not because there aren’t any good Bible-teaching churches around. It’s because doctrinally we don’t know where they stand today! We’ve seen...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican archbishop: It’s ‘very dangerous’ to speak of the family as a ‘little church’

    04/06/2018 4:14:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 6, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    NewsCatholic Church, FamilyFri Apr 6, 2018 - 11:04 am EST Vatican archbishop: It’s ‘very dangerous’ to speak of the family as a ‘little church’ Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Follow Matthew catholic , pontifical academy for life , vincenzo paglia April 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – he current president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life is warning that it is “dangerous” to speak of the family as a “little church” and the “domestic church,” a term that is used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in the documents of Vatican II. “The Church, which is a familial Church, for...
  • A Church in Doubt

    04/04/2018 10:31:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | April 2018 | Richard Rex
    To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicismby ross douthatsimon and schuster, 256 pages, $26It is beyond question that the Roman Catholic Church is currently in the throes of one of the greatest crises in its two-millennium history. In human terms, its future might be said to be in doubt for the first time since the Reformation. The broad contours of the present crisis are the onward march of secularization in Europe and North America, the purging of Christians from the ancient heartlands of the Middle East, and the erosion of South American Catholicism by the missions...
  • St Paul’s Basilica roof COLLAPSES after Pope forced to deny saying ‘Hell DOESN’T exist’

    03/30/2018 1:20:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 61 replies
    UK Express ^ | 3/30/18 | Mark Chandler
    A LARGE section of St Paul’s Basilica had to be cordoned off by the Vatican after the roof partially collapsed above shocked worshippers, just hours after the Pope was forced to deny claiming that Hell does not exist. Plaster began plummeting from the ceiling as crowds gathered shortly after the Catholic leader was engulfed in a row about the existence of eternal damnation. No one was injured in the incident near Michelangelo’s Pieta statue, but the affected area was closed off for most of Good Friday. It comes during a difficult Easter period for the Vatican which, yesterday, slammed a...
  • Vatican distances itself from claim that Pope doesn’t believe in hell

    03/29/2018 1:51:21 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 53 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | David V. Barrett
    The Pope says Hell doesn’t exist – this was the shock news in an Italian newspaper on Thursday. Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and first editor of Repubblica, published his latest conversation with Pope Francis in the paper today. After an introduction in which he says “I have the privilege of being his friend”, he relates their conversation on Tuesday at the Santa Marta Palace in the Vatican where Francis has lived since his election. They begin talking about the Passion and Creation, then Scalfari, well-known as an atheist, reminds the Pope about saying that good souls are admitted to the contemplation...
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live Easter on NBC

    03/14/2018 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Fawn · 73 replies
    NBC ^ | March, 2018
    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT APRIL 1 | EASTER SUNDAY The globally celebrated musical classic comes to NBC for a one-of-a-kind live staging!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Looking forward to this!
  • Church of England Sneaks Transgender ‘Re-Baptism’ into Liturgy

    01/27/2018 3:11:09 AM PST · by Lera · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    The Church of England has rejected a proposal for a new service to mark a congregant’s sex change – but has given the nod to using an existing ‘reaffirmation’ baptism service, instead. The decision by the Anglican House of Bishops to reject proposals for the development of a new special service to mark gender transitions was criticised by LGBT activists within the church. The ruling, revealed on Sunday, comes after the General Synod voted overwhelmingly in favour of introducing such church services in July. Though the House of Bishops rejects the writing of a new service, it advises clergy that...
  • New "Gaudium et spes" Chair to study relationship between Christian and secular thought

    01/25/2018 4:50:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vatican News ^ | January 25, 2018 | Christopher Wells
    A new academic chair intended to promote the study of the interaction between Christian and secular thought was established on Thursday, as part of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences By Christopher WellsOn Thursday, the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences solemnly inaugurated the “Gaudium et spes” Chair, dedicated to studying “the interaction between Christian and secular thought.”The new academic Chair was established as part of the Pontifical Institute, itself a new foundation, brought into being in September of last year with the motu proprio “Summa familiae cura.”Letter of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Minimalism: the present-day sickness of Catholicism

    01/19/2018 5:51:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 17, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    In Italy recently, two videos have been circulating online which give pause for thought. The first replicates the words of Don Fredo Olivero, Rector of the Church of San Rocco in Turin, uttered during Midnight Mass. “Do you know why I’m not going to say the Creed? Because I don’t believe it!” Amidst the laughter of the faithful, the priest continues: “As if anyone understands it – but as for myself after many years I’ve  realized that it was something I didn’t understand and couldn’t accept.  Let’s sing something else that presents the essential things of the faith.” The priest...
  • Calif. Megachurch Accused of Practicing Occult in Use of 'Destiny Cards'

    01/08/2018 10:22:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 113 replies
    Christianpost.com ^ | December 24, 2017 | Leonardo Blair
    <p>Bethel Church, a controversial megachurch in Redding, California, is now under fire in Christian circles for allegedly promoting New Age occultism in the use of "Destiny Cards," which critics have likened to tarot cards.</p> <p>Leaders of the 9,000-member congregation have been accused of working with a Melbourne, Australia-based group known as Christ Alignment, a group that claims to have worked with many churches in that country to do readings.</p>
  • Sarah Mullally Appointed [Anglican] Bishop of London

    12/18/2017 6:25:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Former nurse appointed to third highest position in C of E says she respects those who object to appointment of a womanA woman has been appointed as the bishop of London, the third position in the Church of England, in a move that delighted campaigners for gender equality but is likely to dismay conservatives in the church. Sarah Mullally, the bishop of Crediton, has been appointed the 133rd bishop of London, Downing Street announced. She will automatically take a seat in the House of Lords and the post-holder is traditionally dean of the royal chapels. At a press conference at...
  • Interview-Roberto de Mattei Discusses the Escalating Church Crisis

    12/11/2017 7:36:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2017 | de Mattei / Maike Hickson
    Editor’s note: Last month, Dr. Maike Hickson began a correspondence with Catholic historian, author, and speaker Professor Roberto de Mattei on the nature of the escalating crisis in the Church. Although her husband’s recent sudden illness has necessitated that she take a leave of absence from her work here at OnePeterFive, she and her husband both asked that we proceed with the publication of this important and timely interview. Maike Hickson (MH): Many Catholics around the world had hoped that the Dubia Cardinals would publish their public correction of Pope Francis concerning his Post-Synodal Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. What would you tell...
  • The dawn of the Great Apostasy

    11/28/2017 5:54:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 27, 2017 | Michael D. O'Brien
    Editor’s Note: The following is the first part of an in-depth essay by author and painter Michael D. O’Brien on the coming Great Apostasy. We will be publishing it over five days, and then will provide a link to the full text. “When the Son of Man returns, will he find any faith left on earth?” (Luke 18: 18) November 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – As in every generation, the “near future” approaches, never quite materializing in ways we had imagined. Because of this, our perennial temptation is to dismiss the teleology of history, and the eschatology of revelation, as...
  • Progressive Evangelical Pastor Says He Shouldn't Have Imposed His Pro-LGBT Announcement on Church

    11/22/2017 6:10:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Michael Gryboski
    A progressive evangelical pastor whose 2015 pro-gay marriage announcement led to a steep decline in his church's membership now says that he believes he should have given his church more input on the announcement than he did. Pastor Stan Mitchell, founder and head of the Nashville area-based GracePointe Church, garnered national headlines in early 2015 when he said that his church would support and recognize gay marriages. Since the announcement, GracePointe has seen a steep decline in worship attendance, membership and financial giving. In an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, Mitchell explained that he felt his position of...
  • John Haller's Prophecy Update - Massive Change

    11/05/2017 3:18:26 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 11-05-2017 | John Haller
    It's been 500 years since Martin Luther pointed out the errors being made by the Papacy, claiming to be the One True Church. Now, despite the protests to the errant teaching of the Catholic Church, the "movers and shakers" in the charismatic movement are guiding their flocks toward a reunification with Rome, who continues to mislead many. God warns us to ready to rebuke false teachings...yet so many are now embracing it in the spirit of "unity." Likes lambs to the slaughter, the spiritually unaware are potentially fulfilling the predicted one-world religion that will manifest in the end time. John...
  • Cath Cauc: Cdl Burke: ‘The apostasy of faith in our time rightly and profoundly frightens us’

    10/14/2017 6:23:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 13, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The crisis in the world 100 years ago when Our Lady appeared at Fatima continues today and has also infected the life of the Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke said yesterday. Addressing a Fatima conference in England coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the final apparition, Cardinal Burke said the faithful should be realistic about the great evils besetting the world and the Church, but be full of hope in the victory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary “The reality of the apostasy of faith in our time rightly and profoundly frightens us,” he stated....
  • Where Is The House You Will Build For Me?...Isaiah 66

    A Sermon from Isaiah 66 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a...
  • Papal adviser: We can no longer ‘judge people’ based on moral norms

    10/08/2017 6:08:07 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 56 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Jesuit priest and papal confidant Father Anthony Spadaro said that Pope Francis holds that the Catholic Church can no longer set down general norms that apply to entire groups of people. Spadaro, editor of the Italian magazine La Civiltà Cattolica, made the comment today at a conference at Boston College where liberal Cardinals met with dissident theologians to discuss strategies for implementing Pope Francis’ controversial teachings on marriage and family in dioceses across the United States. The Jesuit priest told attendees that Amoris Laetitia, the Pope's 2016 teaching on marriage and family, recognizes...