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  • Alan Dershowitz Explains Why President Trump Chose Kavanaugh Over Barrett

    07/10/2018 4:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | July 10, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    Less than a day after President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, Todd Starnes spoke with Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor and author of The Case Against Impeaching Trump, about why Judge Amy Coney Barrett was not selected. "I don't think the President decided not to pick Barrett, I think he decided to not to pick her for this vacancy. I think he anticipates several vacancies. If Ruth Bader Ginsberg leaves, he might pick her then. The American people have to know one thing that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Catholics Repel Gay March on Holy Shrine

    07/09/2018 7:51:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 9, 2018 | Stephen Wynne
    CZĘSTOCHOWA, Poland (ChurchMilitant.com) - Polish Catholics have turned back a gay march on one of the country's holiest sites, Jasna Góra Monastery. In a deliberate act of provocation, gay activists recently announced that on July 8 they would rally at the shrine — home to the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the "Black Madonna" — and "greet" the monks who live there. But a coalition of Catholic apostolates pushed back. Blasting the march as a sacrilege, they rallied Catholics to come together for a counter-demonstration and a Rosary of reparation for "public promotions of the sin of homosexuality."   Groups like the Youth Crusade, the Pro-Right to Life Foundation, the National-Radical Camp...
  • Priests' attendance at Trump rally causes furor

    07/07/2018 10:36:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | July 7, 2018 | David McCumber and Thomas Plank
    The attendance of four Roman Catholic priests from Montana at President Donald Trump's political rally in Great Falls Thursday has created a social media firestorm and apparently incurred the displeasure of the priests' superiors in the church. The four, who were seated near the front of the rally, wore their clerical garb, carried "Make America Great Again" signs, and wore VIP badges. They clapped for Trump as he doubled down on his oft-repeated slur of Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas," mocked the #MeToo movement, and questioned the meaning of former Republican President George H.W. Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" slogan....
  • MSNBC Guest Attacks Possible SCOTUS Pick Amy Coney Barrett: Very Catholic

    07/02/2018 4:56:35 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine the lefts reaction if a Republican attacked a Dem judicial nominee for being too Muslim? The cries of religious bigotry, and the citation of the Constitutions prohibition of religious tests for office, would reverberate through the liberal/MSM world. But on MNSBC this evening, Zerlina Maxwell, SiriusXMs head of Progressive Programming, didnt hesitate to attack possible SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett for being very Catholic and having gone to Notre Dame.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Gingrich Accuses Russia of Persecuting Christian Minorities

    06/30/2018 8:36:58 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 2018 | Christopher Lamb in Rome
    Today, Russia ranks among the worst violators of religious freedom and human rights, Ambassador Callista Gingrich said during a roundtable discussion on Ukraine held at the US embassy in Rome. There is no sign that its persecution of religious minorities and foreign missionaries is coming to an end. Russia routinely conducts sham trials to persecute Ukrainians, she explained. Religious freedom also remains heavily constricted in areas of Ukraine under Russian occupation and control." The ambassador is married to former House of Representatives Speaker, Newt Gingrich, an adviser and ally of the president, who has repeatedly stressed there is no evidence...
  • Why Evangelicals Want Trump to Pick Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

    06/29/2018 9:52:23 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 172 replies
    The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has conservative Christians excited about a huge opportunity to shift American laws on issues like religious freedom and abortion. President Donald Trump has noted he has a list of 25 names as possible Supreme Court candidates, but there's one name that pro-lifers seem to really love. CBN's Chief Political Correspondent David Brody says evangelical circles are buzzing about Amy Coney Barrett. "Many of my sources, evangelical in nature, love her. They believe that she is the one that if they had their dream pick that she would be the one," Brody said...
  • FLASHBACK: Leaked Emails Reveal Top Clinton Aide Mocked Evangelicals And Catholics

    06/28/2018 9:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | October 12, 2016 | Harry Farley
    Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director mocked conservative Catholics and evangelicals in leaked emails from 2011 released on Tuesday. The messages are part of a reported batch hacked from Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, with thousands more to come. The Democrat's communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress (CAP) fellow John Halpin allegedly made the comments in an email chain titled "Conservative Catholics" released on WikiLeaks. "They can throw around 'Thomistic' thought and 'subsidiarity' and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they're talking about," Halpin wrote to Palmieri and Podesta. The emails date from 2011 when...
  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/21/2018 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 18, 2018
    Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the convent. Yes, thats American football. (She was a fullback.) Nowadays, the only football Yoches is playing is the annual two-hand touch game she organizes with the 38 T.O.R. sisters she lives with in Toronto, Ohio. Although she was raised...
  • U.S. Archbishop: Using Contraception is Always Evil

    06/10/2018 6:42:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 216 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/5/18 | Lisa Bourne
    June 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Using contraception is an intrinsic evil in all circumstances because it cuts off one of the goals of marriage which is an openness to life, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann told LifeSiteNews. Any question on this issue lies on the level of moral culpability for those who do use it, he added. Circumstances can affect the culpability, [but] it doesn't affect the rightness or wrongness of the act, he said. Speaking exclusively with LifeSiteNews, the incoming chair for the U.S. Bishops pro-life committee said further that following the Churchs teaching on contraception is an attainable...
  • Pope Francis says praying that Korea summit leads to peace

    06/10/2018 11:43:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2018 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday he hoped a forthcoming summit in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will lead to peace for Korea. I want, once more, to offer the beloved people of Korea an especial thought of friendship and prayer that the talks which will take place in the coming days....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin rebuked after urging Catholics to support LGBT Pride

    06/05/2018 2:26:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Theres no need for Catholics to shy way from gay pride month, according to Father James Martin, because the fundamental purpose of the events related to these celebrations is to allow LGBT people to be proud of who they are after years of persecution. Martins tweets, coming early on the morning of June 2, follow a tweet from Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, the preceding afternoon of June 1 about how Catholics should be wary of pride month events. Bishop Tobin cautioned Catholics about pride month events which are often...
  • Red-Carpet Catholicism Is a Loss for the Church

    05/09/2018 5:04:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2018 | Kyle SMith
    A stark reminder of who has the power in our culture and who does not wafted up the stairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday night. Behold Pope Rihanna, clad in a pontifically inspired pearl-and-jewel bedizened gown topped by a matching mitre. As for the real pope? Indirectly, he abetted this calculated mockery. Rihannas papal-showgirl look, on display at the annual costume ball the Met Gala, constituted the most conspicuous lampooning of Catholic symbols and regalia on an evening that was expressly dedicated to spoofing the Churchs iconography. Ill let Page Six describe some of the notable pieces on...
  • SPLC GETS CATHOLICS REMOVED FROM AMAZON SMILE

    04/27/2018 7:14:11 AM PDT · by risen_feenix · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/25/2018 | David Nussman
    Amazon.com has removed a Catholic group from its donation feature. The AmazonSmile Participation Agreement states that certain categories of organizations are not eligible to participate in AmazonSmile. We rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are in certain ineligible categories. You have been excluded from the AmazonSmile program because the Southern Poverty Law Center lists Saint Benedict Center Inc in an ineligible category.
  • Pope Francis does for church attendance what Colin Kaepernick did for NFL attendance

    04/14/2018 5:14:24 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    americanthinker ^ | April 14, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The comparison is obvious. A new Gallup poll finds a precipitous drop in Catholic Church attendance coinciding with the years of Pope Francis's papacy. Francis is known for shoving secular statist left-wing ideology into church teachings, through both his words and his deeds, just as Colin Kaepernick did with the National Football League. That's clear in what Pope Francis says and in whom he invites into the Vatican to provide advice. And surprise, surprise, the result is the same: the fans and the flock stay away. Breitbart reports: Catholic church attendance in the United States fell by six percent between...
  • Pope Francis Should Be Wary of the Advice of Jeffrey Sachs

    04/15/2018 6:53:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    stream ^ | CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON
    Pope Francis is a Soros puppet. Soros has placed his boy from Harvard, Jeffrey Sachs, in the Vatican for the last several years as Pope Francis' handler. Notice that Francis pushes the exact same things that Soros' puppet US president Obama did: Global warming illegal aliens muslims ------------------------------------------------------- Jeffrey Sachs Encourages Catholic Organizations to Divest https://catholicclimatemovement.global/jeffrey-sachs-divestment/ Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, expressed his strong support of the four Catholic organizations that announced their plans today to divest from fossil fuels on the occasion of the first...
  • The Philippines Is Moving Toward Allowing Divorce. One of Only 2 Countries Where It's Still Illegal

    03/21/2018 8:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/21/2018 | By ELI MEIXLER
    The Philippines took its closest step yet to legalizing divorce this week, despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte and religious groups. The countrys lower house of Congress voted Monday to pass a bill allowing couples to dissolve irreparable marriages and remarry, with 134 lawmakers voting for and 57 against, with two abstentions, Reuters reports. The only other country where divorce is illegal is the Vatican City. Congresswoman Emmi de Jesus said the bill sought to address the clamour of women trapped in abusive relationships, the BBC reports. The bill, which passed with support across the political aisle, offers Filipinos a...
  • Gallup: Majority of Americans Are Not Protestants

    02/20/2018 6:36:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 136 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 2/16/18
    (CNSNews.com) - The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year, and the differing religious denominations tended to be concentrated in certain geographical areas. About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon, said Gallup in its analysis of its polling. The numbers from the Gallup survey align with numbers derived from a Pew Research Center survey published in 2015. That survey indicated that from 2007 to 2014, Protestants had dropped from 51.3 percent of the population to 46.5 percent....
  • Where Protestants and Catholics Go When They Leave Their Churches

    02/20/2018 11:58:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 02/20/2018 | RYAN P. BURGE
    Much of the switching in religious identity in the United States over the past several years occurred among the nones, specifically Americans who identify as agnostic or as nothing in particular. But the Christian landscape hasnt remained static in the meantime. Though academics have long wondered whether the US will follow the secularizing trend found in most of Europe, the greatest shifts among believers have occurred within Christianity, not away from it. The three-wave Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)which surveyed the same individuals in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and started with 9,500 respondentsreveals how few Catholics and Protestants have changed...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism

    02/12/2018 10:33:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Front ^ | 02/12/2018 | Mark Tapson
    A 2015 Pew survey reported that the total number of Catholics in the United States dropped by 3 million since 2007, now comprising about 20 percent - or one-fifth - of the total population. Catholicism is losing more members than it gains at a higher rate than any other denomination a recent development which the radical progressives at Salon celebrate. Why is this an issue that should worry Americans and the Western world at large? One key reason is that the fastest-growing religion in the country and around the world is Islam something Salon radicals also no...
  • Christmas Eve the Italian way means fish, fish and more fish

    11/11/2017 1:08:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Crux ^ | November 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition to ring in Christmas Eve, when Roman Catholics celebrate the midnight birth of Jesus, known in Italian as "La Viglia." Fish is a traditional ingredient in the Christmas Eve dinner because custom calls for the eschewing of red meat leading up to the holiday. The Culinary Institute of America has provided a recipe to celebrate this tradition. For a holiday so widely celebrated, the traditions surrounding Christmas are as unique as the ornaments that decorate your tree. From decor, songs, stories and gifts, Christmas looks a little bit different in...