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  • New pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots

    03/14/2013 7:51:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday March 14, 2013
    In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. Addressing cardinals in the frescoed Sistine Chapel the day after his election there, Jorge Bergoglio said the Church should be more focused on the Gospels of Jesus Christ. "We can walk all we want, we can build many things, but if we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, something is wrong. We would become a compassionate NGO and not a Church which is the...
  • NBC Frets New Pope 'Didn't Exactly Scream a Modern Church,' Puts Liberalism on Papal 'To-Do List'

    03/14/2013 7:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 14, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    In an interview with New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about the age of the newly elected Pope Francis: "...there was some stunned silence for a second. I think some had expected a younger man, he's 76....When you looked at that image of the new pope standing with some members of the Church hierarchy, visually, Cardinal Dolan, it didn't exactly scream a modern Church." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] At the same time Lauer was worried about the Church not projecting a more "modern" image, NBCNews.com offered...
  • CBS Goes Out of Its Way to Find the Radical Feminists in St. Peter's Square

    03/13/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    uring CBS's special coverage of the papal election on Wednesday, correspondent Mark Phillips singled out two dissenters from Catholic tradition in the middle of crowd of hundreds of thousands in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, mere minutes after the white smoke went out of the Sistine Chapel's chimney, and before Pope Francis emerged onto the balcony over the piazza. The two activists, who wore pink "ordain women" pins, not only sought to change the Catholic Church's teachings on the all-male priesthood, but spotlighted "LGBT issues [and] reproductive health care" – a thinly-veiled reference to abortion and contraception – as...
  • Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University

    03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire a mens conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public. The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ but in recent weeks hes come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches...
  • Academia's lost soul

    03/07/2013 3:08:42 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/7/13 | Gerald V. Todd
    From the time the Catholic Church established the university system in the so-called Dark Ages, when scientific method was devised at the Cathedral School at Chartres, lively exchange of ideas in science, philosophy, theology, law and the arts has been the fuel to advance Western Civilization. Built on the best of Roman and Greek civilizations, she made course corrections that ultimately draw on the promise of redemption God gave our first parents. Adam and Eve paid the price for their own failure to exercise their authority over creation given to humanity made in His image and likeness. Cains and Abels...
  • Why can PBS promote everything that goes against Biblical Christianity?

    03/07/2013 12:57:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    See PBS page.
  • Christ banned from Longview council invocations

    03/06/2013 3:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Seattle Times / The Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2013 | Nick Provenza
    Ministers should refrain from invoking Jesus Christ in invocations for City Council meetings, Longview Mayor Don Jensen said. Jensen told the Kelso-Longview Ministerial Association last month that such prayers were not acceptable because they could expose the city to a lawsuit, The Daily News reported Tuesday. Its not my choice to stop this, but I dont know how we can put our citizens at jeopardy and cost our city and our citizens a lot of money, said Jensen, who met with the association upon the advice of the city attorney....
  • Suicide in the age of Obama (reason Americans are increasingly killing themselves)

    03/05/2013 6:27:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 4, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Guns dont kill people. People kill themselves. Thats the story from the American Journal of Public Health, which reports that since Barack Obama was sworn in as president in 2009, the leading cause of death in America has been suicide. During the entire administration of George W. Bush and earlier, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death by injury. But that all changed in 2009, with the rate of death by suicide rising by 15 percent over the past 10 years, while death by unintentional motor vehicle crash dropped 25 percent during the same period. Whats the take-away...
  • "The Bible" on History Channel

    03/03/2013 5:52:55 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 134 replies
    3/03/2013 | MacNaughton
    "The Bible", History Channel, 8/7 p.m., Sunday, 3/03/2013
  • The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent

    03/02/2013 9:00:12 AM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | March 2,2013 | Jan Markell
    Jan and co-host Eric Barger talk to Dr. Erwin Lutzer about his new book, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent. Dr. Lutzer has hit a home run with his insights into what Islam is up to. This is a wake-up call to the church as well. Lutzer gets into "appeasement" issues by the current administration which are delusional and he talks about other current issues that trouble him concerning Islam, America, and the West. This is no ordinary book or radio discussion on this topic. The inroads of Islam are startling and Jan, Eric and Lutzer reference the...
  • Tebow's Big Fumble: Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.

    02/25/2013 8:31:53 AM PST · by rhema · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/22/13 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    [ . . . ] No statement short of celebrating and affirming the normalization of homosexuality will be found acceptable to those now demanding an answer. Writing for Yahoo! Sports, Jay Busbee stated what is now obvious: "Whatever the reason for his cancellation, Tebow is fast approaching the point where he'll need to make more definitive stands on his own. . . . He has the power and potential to be an influential voice for his religion, but he'll need to decide how much of that religion he wishes to demonstrate." Now, take out Tebow's name and insert your own....
  • The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

    02/23/2013 6:26:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church loosen up now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe people should listen to the Church's actual views. Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing some unique work looking into what Catholic women know and want from their Church. It's scandalous and yet not entirely surprising that she found only 13 percent of Catholic women who occasionally attend Mass accept Church teaching on contraception....
  • NBC Declares War on Christians

    02/22/2013 1:25:11 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Feb 13 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Thats what I was wondering over the weekend as I watched Saturday Night Live blaspheme Jesus Christ in a violent and bloody Quentin Tarantino parody just three days after Ash Wednesday.</p> <p>The fake movie trailer for Djesus Uncrossed featured the Savior brandishing guns and blowing away Romans in classic Tarantino-style. Blood and gore and profanity spewed across flat screens from coast to coast; at one point Jesus sliced a mans head in half.</p>
  • O'Neill Got It Wrong: Gay Activists Want More than Liberation, not Less

    02/21/2013 2:33:55 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 February 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Brendan O'Neill totally missed the point. He compares the gay radicals of the past who did not want marriage because they saw it as a form of oppression to the LGBT movement of today who demand same-sex wedlock, and concludes that the latter have become bourgeois and integrated, renouncing the radical ideology of the beginning, when Stonewall was young and fighting for liberation from matrimony, not enslavement by it. The point he misses is that the homosexual activists have become more radical, not less. What they demand from society now is a total redefinition of marriage, something that goes to...
  • An Evangelical Pope?

    02/17/2013 1:03:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    The media, including some in the Christian media, throw around the word evangelical with little understanding of its proper definition. Most recently, the media has done this in referring to Pope Benedict XVI as the Evangelical Pope. In an attempt to say hes a missionary-minded Pope, or a proselytizing Pope, they impart a title that would probably make him most uncomfortable. I have a deep respect for Pope Benedict. Respect for his impressive intellect. Respect for his strong stand on moral issues. Respect for his belief in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ for salvation. Respect for his levelheadedness in understanding...
  • Foreigners arrested for trying to spread Christianity in Libya (Spread of "Democracy" alert!)

    02/16/2013 1:26:41 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/16/2013 | staff
    Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday. "They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said. "Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security." Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South...
  • Book Excerpt: PART OF Chapter 3, "Kingdom's Eve and The Nine Harbingers"

    02/15/2013 11:49:55 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Pages 31-43 of "The Harbinger" Large Print Edition | September 1, 2012 | Jonathan Cahn
    This is an excerpt to wet your desire for an interesting book. They had no idea what was coming. They thought it would all go on as it always had, as if it would never change. They had no idea what was about to happen or what it was all leading to. Everything they had ever known, up to that point, their entire world, would vanish. Who? An ancient peoplean ancient kingdom. Israel, the northern kingdom, eighth century B.C. They should have known. It was all there from the beginning, but they forgot. Forgot what? Their purpose, their foundation, that...
  • Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

    02/10/2013 4:45:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 117 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2-4-13 | Michael Brown
    I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that I read an article about how this same sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts in tongues while attending church services. What? This is actually a perfect illustration of American charismatic Christianity, where you can say you love Jesus (like...
  • Hatred, Bigotry and Truth in the Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage Debate

    02/13/2013 4:00:29 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Patheos ^ | 2/8/13 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    The Bibles teaching on human sexuality is clear: The only kind of sexual intimacy Scripture countenances exists between one man and one woman, within marriage. This teaching is restrictive, limiting, narrow. It also possesses the singular advantage of being accurate, in the sense of being a faithful representation of what the Bible says. One need not agree with the Bible to acknowledge its clear teaching. Regarding efforts to diminish the Bibles teachings about homosexuality, specifically, former Benedictine monk Luke Timothy Johnson, now of Emory University, writes, I have little patience with efforts to make Scripture say something other than what...
  • ObamaCare: Christian Leaders Will Fraternize, Fall, or Fight!

    02/12/2013 3:58:25 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies
    CST News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Dr. Don Boys
    My column, Catholics Defy ObamaCare! What About Fundamentalist Churches and Universities? caused a stir in some circles. Will Christian leaders decide to fraternize with the enemy by killing innocent babies, or fall on their swords by closing their ministries, or fight to the very end by operating illegally in storefronts or darkened basements? They will do one of the three. The fraternizers will be promoted (but should be pitied); those who fall on their swords (seeking some credibility by not joining the enemy or identifying with the fighters) will be praised and those who fight and disobey the law and...