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  • 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Burke Calls Out Apostasy Among Church Leaders

    08/16/2017 12:25:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Trey Elmore ^ | August 15, 2017 | Trey Elmore
    His Eminence Cdl. Raymond Burke is admitting there is apostasy in the Church, and is laying blame squarely at the feet of Church leaders. He also makes a direct call for Pope Francis to restore unity to a divided and fractured Church. In a recent interview with The Wanderer, the former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura commented on topics like Amoris Laetitia and the dubia, the passing of Cdl. Joachim Meisner and the propagation of false mercy, among others. When asked if the Church faces the danger of schism, Cdl. Burke spoke to the reality of the current apostasy within the Church...
  • ‘Christian’ Church In America Changes Sunday Service And Leads Congregation In Muslim Ritual

    Full title : ‘Christian’ Church In America Changes Sunday Service And Leads Congregation In Muslim Ritual Of Praying To Allah A Christian church in the U.S. is causing outrage after leadership officials changed up their typical Sunday service — and began performing Muslim rituals which included praying to Allah. This makes me sick! It was a typical Sunday morning service, until a Muslim began leading church attendees in a prayer to the Islamic deity. The Presbyterian church in Portland, Oregon, began lifting up prayers to Allah at its general assembly meeting as a part of the “first order of business.”...
  • Should Christians Use Eugene Peterson's 'The Message' Bible?

    07/17/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of Eugene Peterson's controversial remarks about homosexuality, followed by his retraction, many have asked me if they should still use The Message.My answer to the question remains the same today as it has always been: The Message is not a translation and should not be used as your primary Bible. However, as a very free paraphrase, it is sometimes powerful and brilliant while at other times it is seriously off target.We can get a glimpse of the strengths and weaknesses of The Message by looking at how Dr. Peterson treated a number of key verses dealing with homosexual practice. This...
  • 2017 07 16 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Kicking the Can Down the Road"

    07/16/2017 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 7/16/17 | John Haller
    2 Timothy 4, written as Paul was facing imminent death, states this, beginning in verse 1: "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to...
  • Rodney Howar-Browne;The meaning of Spiritual Drunkenness

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.1 Peter 5:8-9“Drink and get drunk on the “new wine of the Spirit.”” (Rodney Howard-Browne The Toronto Curse, Sydney Allen Hunter, 1996)“I’m just the Holy Ghost bartender,” he informed us. “I just serve the new wine and tell them to come drink.” (“An Evening with Rodney Howard-Browne” (from the Newswatch column of the Christian Research Journal, Winter 1995, page 43)...
  • Rodney Howard Browne;The heretic Who Laid Hands On The President

    Rodney Howard Browne, The Heretic Who Laid hands On Trump… I was heartened the other day when I read that the President of the United States took time out of his busy schedule to allow an “Evangelical Minister” to lay hands on Him and pray. He needs prayer, and the support of the evangelical church, as much as possible. But then my joy turned to angst when I read further, that the “evangelical minister” who prayed for Trump, was in fact a spiritually dangerous counterfeit, a purveyor of false doctrine and gnostic, experience based spirituality named Rodney Howard Browne. I...
  • Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service

    06/29/2017 11:47:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LiifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Archbishop Martin Currie Pete Baklinski Follow Pete Share on Facebook 26 Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 15 Share via Email Print this Page NewsCatholic Church, HomosexualityThu Jun 29, 2017 - 10:00 am EST Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service Pete Baklinski Follow Pete catholic , gay pride , homosexuality , martin currie ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, June 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian Catholic archdiocese has announced in its bulletin that a pro-homosexual “Pride … multi-faith service” will take place next month at a Catholic retreat center run by religious sisters within the archdiocese.  A priest in...
  • Cardinal Lacroix: "Pope Francis is a prophet. He is taking the Church where he has to be"

    06/26/2017 10:29:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Religion Digital ^ | June 25, 2017 | Cameron Doody
    ( Cameron Doody ) .- "Pope Francis is a prophet, he is bringing the Church where he has to be, he is purifying the Church." The Cardinal Archbishop of Quebec, Gérald Lacroix, bets so strongly on the figure of Pope Bergoglio. A man who is changing the Church "forever" , creating from it "a new world". Speaking to America after the ad limina visit last month of the Canadian Bishops, Lacroix explained that the current Pope has put his pontificate firmly in the footsteps of Vatican II. The Council "did many jobs, changed many things, and now Francis is taking...