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  • Trump, violence, racism. A slap by a nun and a response from Archbishop Viganò

    07/10/2020 4:33:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Aldo Maria Valli ^ | July 10, 2020 | Aldoo Maria Valli
    Trump, violence, racism. A slap by a nun and a response from Archbishop Viganò Open letter of Sister Antonietta Potente to Monsignor Carlo Maria Viganò and answer of Monsignor to the SisterDear friends of Duc in altum, the religious sister and theologian Antonietta Potente has written a letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in which she expresses strong criticisms of the affirmations made by the Archbishop to the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Here I publish her letter and the response of Monsignor Viganò.***We are deeply indignant at the words that you, a christian and a bishop, have written in support of president Trump, the...
  • [Barf Alert] Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets

    07/10/2020 12:04:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ed Condon
    [Barf Alert] Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets Officials working in the Trump administration have told CNA that they have been frustrated by recent presidential tweets elevating controversial Catholic figures, saying the tweets undermine the work many Catholics in the administration hope to accomplish.In recent weeks, the president’s Twitter account has cited support from two figures with polarizing reputations among Catholics: former papal nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, and the author and online polemicist Taylor Marshall.While both men have been publicly supportive of the president, both are better known for their criticism...
  • END OF THE WORLD: Jerusalem third temple ‘fulfils Biblical prophecy’ of the end times

    07/10/2020 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 53 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 7/6/2020 | Sebastian Kettley
    Christian prophecies about the end of the world predict a Third Holy Temple will be built in Jerusalem in the end days. End of the world eschatology claims the Third Temple will rise before the biblical apocalypse. Many Christian evangelists and preachers believe the Third Temple is also linked to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Discussions of the end times approaching were sparked in November 2018 in response to a letter penned by the Jewish assembly of rabbis known as the Sanhedrin. Jerusalem at the time was in the grips of a mayoral election and the Sanhedrin urged both...
  • I'm in the 18% of white evangelicals who won't vote for Trump; Voting Should Be Tied to His Character, Not His Job Performance

    07/10/2020 8:12:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2020 | Chris Thurman
    After reading Leonardo Blair’s article in The Christian Post, “82% of white evangelicals would vote for Trump despite concerns about job performance: study,” I was disturbed by the fact that a majority of white evangelicals would still vote for Trump even though his job performance has been among the poorest in presidential history.As an evangelical who is both a conservative and a Republican, I’m writing to suggest that voting for Trump should be tied to his character, not his job performance. It is out of one’s character that presidents generate the policies they come up with and how well or...
  • The great advantages of a Christian society

    07/10/2020 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios conducted a survey in primarily millennials regarding the benefits of Christian society. There were 565 responses (67% < 35 years, 60% United States). Participants noted the advantages of living in a Christian society was that it provided a stronger moral (82%) and ethical base (71%) and a greater amount of love among people (75%). In contrast, the advantages of a Christian society to government were keeping societal order (60%), maintaining individual rights (56%) and reducing corruption (54%). Summary, living in a Christian society provides many advantages to the country’s population and government in keeping a strong moral and ethical...
  • A miracle in Georgia: We did not have an epidemic although churches never closed, says Georgian hierarch

    07/09/2020 8:26:00 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 6 July A.D. 2020 | Staff
    A nation that is faithful to God and its fatherland will be miraculously blessed by God, His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Chiatura and Sachkhere of the Georgian Orthodox Church said during his Sunday sermon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. A miracle was seen in Georgia, where there was no eruption of the coronavirus epidemic despite the fact that the churches were never closed, as in many other countries, Met. Daniel emphasized, reports 1tv.ge. “The Georgian ethos is one of the first,” Met. Daniel said. “Someone may ask how it survived. It survived for two reasons: it was dedicated to the...
  • Coronavirus: Donations to Catholic Church [in Ireland] Down 80%

    07/09/2020 6:08:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 7/4/20 | Mark Hilliard, Patsy McGarry
    Priests agree 25% drop in personal income and voluntary redundancy scheme in place Catholic Church donations have plummeted in Dublin during the Covid-19 outbreak, falling by as much as 80 per cent. The Dublin Archdiocese said the need to close churches had “resulted in very serious consequences” for its income stream. A restructuring strategy to address “this urgent situation” is now under way to reduce costs, it said. This is expected to take some months to complete. Two donation streams – the “common fund” collection for priests and the “support for share” fund – have dropped by 70 and 80...
  • Are Catholic Flame Wars Evangelizing Online? Bishop Barron Says ‘No’

    07/09/2020 1:46:59 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 17 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 9, 2020 | Catholic News Agency
    A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media engagement. On Tuesday, Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, issued a “pastoral cry of the heart” to encourage Catholics to stop tearing each other apart online and instead provide well structured and charitable arguments. “I understand that people are passionate, especially about religious matters, but when it comes to this commentary we always must keep truth and love in the forefront,” he said. Speaking of social media, Bishop Barron said that “I must admit the vitriol, negativity,...
  • The Dying Light of the Day / Antichrist Zeitgeist

    07/09/2020 10:57:18 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    rev310 ^ | 7/8/2020 | Pete Garcia
    As America gets ready to celebrate her 244nd birthday this as a nation, we should take a moment and pause to wonder what became of this once mighty nation. Is it so far-fetched to believe that our nation will not last forever? Or even last another decade intact? Would we recognize her 10-20 years from now? Would the Founders of this once great nation even recognize her today? Most likely not. Looking around today, it seems almost inconceivable that 400 years ago, our nation was once forged by Pilgrims who were fleeing an oppressive, monarchical Europe, seeking only religious liberty...
  • Local bishop calls-out Catholic charity leader who said Church is ‘racist’

    07/08/2020 2:14:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    Local bishop calls-out Catholic charity leader who said Church is ‘racist’ 'Dr. McCann’s blunt presentation was interpreted by many as levying false accusations against ‘whites’ and the Catholic Church' Bishop John Daly of the Diocese of Spokane SPOKANE, Washington, July 8, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic bishop has publicly called-out the President and CEO of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington after he recently declared that the Catholic Church is “racist” because Jesus was ‘white’ in a video now viewed over 40,000 times online. Bishop John Daly of the Diocese of Spokane, where the charity is based, said that the Catholic community...
  • Three Prophetic Dreams From Pastor Dana

    07/08/2020 11:57:46 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 32 replies
    Youtube | Fightin Kentuckian
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TdpMSMP9x4 A friend sent me this video of a Kentucky Pastor describing three very apocalyptic dreams. The dreams, as he describes them, are disturbing and scary. Another Pastor has posted a reaction to the video and offers that Pastor Dana's dreams are more metaphorical rather than literal. If you've seen Pastor Dana's video I'd like to hear your thoughts on what the dreams mean to you. To be clear, I'm not saying I think Pastor Dana is true prophet and should be believed. I'm still formulating my own opinions and need some collegial dialogue to help. And I'm buying guns...
  • Pope Francis Dangerous Call For Interfaith Prayer, Each To His Own God

    07/08/2020 8:02:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    PNW ^ | 7/7/2020 | Leonardo Di Chirico
    Can you imagine an Apostle Paul who, at the Areopagus in Athens (Acts 17), invites his listeners (followers of various philosophical schools and ancient cults) to unite in prayer, each to his own god/ideal as a sign of fraternity? Can you imagine an Apostle Peter who, in writing to Christians at the four corners of the Roman Empire (1 Peter 1:1), recommends that they raise petitions together with the faithful of the Eastern, Greek and Roman religions, to invoke the end of a pandemic? For those who have a basic grasp of the biblical faith, this is pretty absurd. Not...
  • Is Donald Trump a Spiritual Danger? A whole book has been compiled by evangelical Christians raising grave concerns about Trump.

    07/08/2020 8:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when the leftwing media bashes Donald Trump, seeing him as a menace. But how should we respond when 30 evangelicals write a book titled, The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity?While working on my new book Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?, I familiarized myself with some of the most important, bestselling, anti-Trump books, including: Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,...
  • Antonio Socci: The Mystery of the Sunday Angelus

    07/08/2020 7:07:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 7, 2020 | Antonio Socci
    Antonio Socci: The Mystery of the Sunday Angelus What are the true contents of the still secret agreement between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist regime? And why, after two years, is it still hidden? What is there to hide? The question is ever more pressing, because last Sunday a true detective story unfolded. Immediately following the Sunday Angelus, Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti, on his widely followed blog Stilum Curiae, revealed that in the bulletin distributed to journalists before the Pope’s prayer, there were some important remarks prepared on the crisis of Hong Kong, where the Beijing regime is definitively...
  • The Rise of the Anti- Christ - The EXPONENTIAL Events Which Will Lead Up To The Anti-Christ's 666 Global State!

    07/08/2020 6:42:42 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 87 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/8/20
    When the Rapture of the Church finally takes place - in which Almighty God the Son calls out His body (saints and ambassadors) - it (The Rapture) will be a wondrous sign unto the apostate western world more so than a sign unto the whole world. For all had better be prepared, for Almighty God's "Day of Wrath" is now at hand (2 Thess. 2:3-12)! All these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs) Matt. 24:8. The official commencement of this horrific seven year period will be the breaking of the 1st seal (i.e., the "Confirming of the Covenant" -...
  • African cardinal criticizes Black Lives Matter movement for ‘dismantling’ civilization

    07/08/2020 5:55:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 7, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    African cardinal criticizes Black Lives Matter movement for ‘dismantling’ civilization July 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – South African Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier strongly criticized the Black Lives Matter movement for its “dismantling” of civilizations and cultures.  Napier, himself a black man and archbishop of Durban on the South African coast, tweeted that a “ brief study of the founding statement of ‘Black Lives Matter’ indicates the movement is being hijacked by the interests & parties committed to dismantling the very values, structure & institutions which have over the centuries undergird the best civilisations & cultures!” After his original tweet on July...
  • The Coming Storm: St. Louis

    07/07/2020 9:03:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 7, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Coming Storm: St. Louis St. Louis.This is what the streets are going to be like, more and more often.There is clearly a demonic component to this.Language alert. BLM, ladies and gentlemen, whose mission statement specifically aims at the destruction of the nuclear family.Remember what Sr. Lucia wrote to Card. Caffarra?
  • What's to be.

    07/07/2020 5:39:23 PM PDT · by Manly Warrior · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible, Amplified version | Eternity Past,Present and Future | The LORD God Almighty
    Isaiah 30:30 "And the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard and the descending blow of His arm to be seen, coming down with indignant anger and with the flame of a devouring fire, amid crashing blasts and cloudbursts, tempest, and hailstones". Isaiah 32:18 "My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation in safe dwellings and in quiet resting places".
  • Dueling Protests Follow Suspension of Indiana Priest

    07/07/2020 11:59:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 7, 2020 | Martina Moyski
    Dueling Protests Follow Suspension of Indiana Priest Fr. Theodore Rothrock: leftists 'serpents in the garden' CARMEL, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Protests and counterprotests are erupting over the suspension of a faithful Indiana cleric, days after his denunciation of radical leftist groups. On Sunday, supporters and critics of Fr. Theodore Rothrock faced off outside St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel. One contingent shouted "Black Lives Matter!" while the other cheered, "Go, Fr. Ted!" Father Rothrock was suspended last week after condemning anarchist groups. "Black Lives Matter, Antifa and the other nefarious acolytes of their persuasion are not the friends or allies we have been led to believe," he warned in his...
  • People leaving German church at record rate

    07/07/2020 8:36:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 1, 2020 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Germans leaving Church at record rate Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, the newly elected chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, at a press conference on his election this year. Michael Debets/Zuma Press/PA Images The German bishops’ conference announced on Friday that a record 272,771 people left the country's Catholic Church in 2019. The number represented an increase of more than 56,000 on the 216,000 who left in 2018, and exceeds by a large margin the previous record of 218,000 leaving in 2014. The figures are part of a growing countrywide exodus from the Christian Churches. The German Protestant Church saw a similar...