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  • Sr Lucy, who protested against rape accused Bishop Franco expelled for her 'lifestyle'

    08/18/2019 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The News Minute ^ | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | TNM Staff
    Sister Lucy of Mananthavady Diocese in Wayanad was given two letters prior to this, warning her for her "lifestyle" and for challenging the wrongdoings of the Church. She wrote and published her poems, learnt how to drive, bought a car and even supported the protests against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal. These are Sister Lucy Kalappura’s crimes according to the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), for which she has been dismissed from the congregation on Monday. Superior General of FCC, Ann Joseph, issued the letter, dated August 5, to Sister Lucy, stating that she "did not show the needed remorse and...
  • Church festival canceled because of 'disturbing letter'

    08/13/2019 9:36:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | 8/13/2019 | uncredited
    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. - An Allegheny County church has canceled its annual festival because of a disturbing message. According to a news release from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Our Lady of Grace parish in Scott Township received a handwritten letter in late July that read, in part: "Cancel August 14-17 Festival Security Problem is Huge." Tuesday, the festival for the upcoming week was canceled, even though there was no direct threat. With recent mass shootings, organizers did not want to take the risk. The sender still hasn't been identified. The diocese released a statement: "The loss of income to...
  • Oprah on Mass Shootings: We’ll Be Lost Until America Finds the ‘Moral Center’

    08/07/2019 1:41:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/07/2019 | Jerome Hudson
    Entertainment mogul and part-time political activist Oprah Winfrey says the spat of mass shootings occurring in America are a result of the country’s disconnect with faith and church, which once provided people with “values about a way of living and being in the world.” Speaking with Extra host Renee Bargh about the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more injured, Oprah said “I think what people are missing is a core moral center.”
  • 124-year-old Catholic church in Texas burns to the ground

    07/31/2019 5:09:04 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 July 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    A historic 124-year-old Roman Catholic church in a rural Texas farming town that serves 244 families burned to the ground on Monday. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office continued to sift through the rubble and investigate what sparked the fire at the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia. Investigators said there were no injuries. Insurance adjusters estimated that the damages to the building, said to have been the largest all-wood church in the state, could reach $4 million, KWTX reported. The church was built in 1895 and included some...
  • Church sign says “America: Love or Leave It.”

    07/21/2019 9:35:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | July 21, 2019 | WOWK 13 News
    APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump’s tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to their home countries, a Virginia pastor is gaining attention with a sign at his church saying “America: Love or Leave It.” ABC 13 in Lynchburg reports hundreds of people have expressed support and opposition on social media to the sign outside Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox. Pastor E.W. Lucas told the station Tuesday that he wanted to make a statement about the political divisions in Washington. “People that feel hard about our president and want to down the president...
  • Assault on Western Civilization

    07/03/2019 3:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 3, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focuses strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to a desire to trust things that could be proven to be true or legitimate, from government to science. Judeo-Christian morality has formed the basis of most Western notions of ethics and behavioral standards. Thus, the attack on Western civilization must begin with the attack on the church and Christian values, and, just as important, the family unit. The reason why the church, Christian values, and family are targets of the left is...
  • Share a Meal and Go to Jail [China]

    07/02/2019 5:19:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 6/26/19 | Cai Congxin
    Sola Fide believers were arrested and beaten in Hubei, after having been told that even gathering for a dinner is an illegal religious activity.House Church Christians Beaten in XiangyangFor Christians, even getting together for a meal is now off-limits in China. It seems that dinners are now considered religious gatherings, which as such should be authorized. That’s the hard lesson 11 believers from a Sola Fide house church in Xiangyang city in central China’s Hubei Province learned on March 13, 2019, the night they were arrested after having dinner together. Just as the believers were leaving the meeting venue, they...
  • Florida woman barges into church with a gun. She was planning to use it, cops say

    06/19/2019 4:32:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 6/18/2019 | Mark Young
    Parishioners at the Redeemed by God Church on Orlando had quite the scare on Sunday when they discovered a woman being arrested with a loaded firearm after she allegedly threatened to shoot someone inside. According to WESH, Ileana Munizpou, 33, faces aggravated assault and impersonating a police officer charges and remains in the Orange County jail. Officials say Munizpou entered the church and told people of her intentions to start shooting, but then she walked back out to her car. A church member followed her and knocked on her car window, asking her why she had come. The police report...
  • A Man’s Perspective on Leggings

    06/17/2019 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    Church for Men ^ | May 28, 2019 | David Murrow
    A few weeks ago an Indiana mother wrote a letter to the Notre Dame University school newspaper, asking women not to wear leggings to Catholic mass. After sitting behind a group of girls in church with her four sons she wrote: I was ashamed for the young women at Mass. I thought of all the other men around and behind us who couldn’t help but see their behinds. My sons know better than to ogle a woman’s body — certainly when I’m around (and hopefully, also when I’m not). They didn’t stare, and they didn’t comment afterwards. But you couldn’t...
  • The real divide: Women who preach versus women who pastor

    06/14/2019 10:08:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/14/2019 | Shane Idleman
    As the news recently stated, “Controversy began to swirl when popular Bible teacher Beth Moore, a Southern Baptist, mentioned in a tweet that she would be preaching at a Mother's Day church service.” It continued, “A group of male SBC leaders who are "complementarians"—those who oppose women in the pulpit—began expressing concerns that Moore was scheduled to speak on a panel during the conference on June 12.” Let me begin by saying that I know and appreciate many women who have been recognized as pastors. They are diligent, steadfast, and hard-working. Our country has done a great disservice to women...
  • Santa Clarita [CA] Church Wipes Out $1.6 Million In Medical Debt For Easter

    06/10/2019 11:47:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cbs2la ^ | June 10, 2019
    Higher Vision Church in Santa Clarita was among more than a dozen houses of worship nationwide that raised millions to donate to RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit organization that arranges such debt payoffs, according to US News & World Report. In a drive attended by 8,000 people, the church raised $16,000 – wiping out $1.6 million in medical debt. The church, which is located in a shopping center right off the 5 Freeway at the 126, pledged to wipe out $200 in medical debt for every person who attended a service April 18 to 21.
  • Threat made against churches in Oconee Co., deputies say [SC]

    05/23/2019 5:27:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    WSPA TV News7 ^ | May 22nd, 2019 | WSPA Staff
    OCONEE CO., SC (WSPA) - Deputies in Oconee County are asking people to be vigilant after a threat was made against churches in the county. According to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, a juvenile made a threat to "harm a nonspecific church by the use of a firearm" on social media. Investigators say the social media post was made last week and deputies were made aware on Tuesday. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office, Westminster Police Department, SLED, and the FBI are investigating the threat. Investigators say they believe the threat is for a certain area but no specific people or...
  • Real pastor holds church in VR, baptises anime girl

    05/21/2019 1:27:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 46 replies
    PC Games ^ | 5/20/2019
    Games reach an incredibly diverse set of people across national, linguistic, and social barriers, and that goes for religion, too. Last week, we noted that Ninja was taking meals off-screen out of respect for Ramadan, and it should be little surprise to see religious groups taking up residence inside virtual spaces. One Christian pastor now holds church in VRChat, and that even includes baptisms – no matter how ridiculous a person’s avatar. Pastor D.J. Soto is the subject of a new video from YouTuber Syrmor (via Polygon), and the whole process is equal parts earnest and absurd. Soto describes his...
  • Marching orders kept Buffalo cops from arresting child-molesting priests

    05/20/2019 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | Monday, May 20, 2019 | Dan Herbeck
    Hardly any of the more than 100 Buffalo area priests implicated as child molesters spent so much as one day in jail. For years, most of their victims were too scared or embarrassed to make complaints. But Buffalo Police had marching orders not to arrest Catholic priests, according to former vice squad Detective Martin Harrington and other retired officers. Instead they alerted the bishop's office to any illegal activities. "The department's unwritten policy was that Catholic priests did not get arrested," said Harrington, who investigated vice crimes for 17 years and retired in 1995. "I never had any experience with...
  • Radical Islam's Existential Threat to Christianity Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    05/20/2019 11:03:33 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 14, 2019 | Emily Jones
    Middle Eastern Christians have endured a long and violent history at the hands of radical Muslims. At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 20 percent of the population in the Middle East. Today, that number is only 3-5 percent. "Christians have been harassed in more countries than any other religious group and have suffered harassment in many of the heavily Muslim countries of the Middle East and North Africa," says the Pew Research Center's Katayoun Kishi. By 2050, it is estimated Christians will compose 3 percent or less of the population of the Middle East with Muslims...
  • Pastor Matt Chandler warns Church is no longer about discipleship but 'being entertained'

    05/15/2019 8:35:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, recently criticized the amusement-driven church and encouraged Christians to participate in the Body of Christ for the purposes of discipleship and community — not entertainment. In a sermon delivered May 12, Chandler shared how, shortly after he began his ministry at The Village Church, his congregation grew from several hundred to several thousand. “My passion has not changed. I do not want to be a conference speaker. That is not what we’re doing,” he said. “You and I are so overstimulated, you and I are so overwhelmed with...
  • Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough

    05/10/2019 5:10:34 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 7, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    From New Zealand to Sri Lanka, houses of worship are under attack. This has been an all too common phenomenon around the world. At home, there have been recent shootings at synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego, and at churches in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, and South Carolina. So how do we make people safer?
  • Michigan AG Receives Death Threats over Clergy Abuse Probe

    05/09/2019 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2019 | SNAP
    We are very sad that any law enforcement officer would face threats for doing his or her job and we are distressed that the Michigan attorney general has suffered in this way. We hope Michigan's bishops quickly and harshly condemn this hatred. Violence is never the answer. For decades, police and prosecutors who pursued clerics who commit and conceal child sex crimes have been stonewalled, and Church officials have contributed to the unhealthy atmosphere that leads to threats of violence. While the Church hierarchy often postures as being the victims of governmental overreach, the reality is that they were often treated with too much deference in the...
  • The Church Should Not Take Sides in the Israeli-Arab Conflict

    05/09/2019 6:29:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2019 | By Hesham Shehab
    Last weekend, a large church in Chicago hosted an Arab-Israeli speaker who spoke on the topic of “Christ-centered reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.” Dr. Salim Munayer, executive director and founder of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, an organization which has worked “to bring Israelis and Palestinians together since 1990.” According to the church’s website, Munayer is a former academic dean at Bethlehem Bible College, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and has published several books on reconciliation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Christians in Israel. Munayer began his message by stating that “Ashkenazi Jews had replaced Palestinians” in his native...

    05/08/2019 4:26:24 PM PDT · by grumpa · 44 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | May 8, 2018 | Charles S. Meek
    Futurists sometimes claim that preterism was invented in the middle ages by Luis Alcazar. That charge is very clearly false. Let’s take a look at what the early church thought about eschatology. We preterists argue that our views are completely consistent with Jesus and his disciples. That is, the ideas which are represented by preterists were the views of the New Testament writers themselves, who expected the fulfillment of all biblical prophecy to take place in their generation. So, we feel that we are in good company! But what about the church leaders after the original Apostles? Actually, there are...