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  • Modern Catholics ‘Too Wishy-Washy’, Says Scottish Archbishop

    08/16/2017 8:28:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/16/17 | Nick Hallett
    We accommodate. We compromise. We avoid conflict — even when conflict is the only proper course,' Archbishop Tartaglia wroteScottish Catholics have become too “wishy-washy” in standing up for their faith, the Archbishop of Glasgow has warned. In an essay for Crux, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said “too many believers” have submitted to secular values and failed to stress their faith. When challenged by secularism, the archbishop said, many Catholics avoid saying they “really believe in anything supernatural; in anything they can’t see or touch or experience; or in anything beyond modelling and encouraging decent behaviour”. “Too many believers no longer talk...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest Protests Against "Male-Only" Deacons

    08/16/2017 6:28:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 16, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Father Roy Donovan, parish priest of Caheronlish, Limerick, has objected to the decision by his Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly to introduce the permanent diaconate in his archdiocese. Donovan called on the archbishop to wait until the completion of a report by the papal commission on women deacons. He further believes that “a woman could celebrate the Eucharist even better than a man being more familiar with the shedding of blood. A woman saying ‘this is my body, this is my blood’ can give more meaning to the Eucharist than any male celibate.” The leadership of the radical...
  • North Korea and Bible Prophecy

    08/16/2017 1:18:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    Omega Letter ^ | 8/14/17 | Pete Garcia
    With things heating up in the Pacific northeast, people are wondering what a potential war with North Korea means’ in the prophetic picture. Let me be upfront and state that I believe a war with North Korea will transpire, and that they are about to experience fundamental regime change. Let me be clear in saying that the North Korean regime under Kim Jong Un (KJU) will collapse through divine action. Now God may use the military, diplomatic, or economic means, but it will happen because He allows it. As a result, the Gospel will go into North Korea even if...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/16/2017 8:19:57 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • AMERICA - Why Didn't Someone Do Something?

    08/16/2017 6:23:25 AM PDT · by metmom · 14 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | June 29, 2017 | Shane Idleman
    “There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence” (Daniel Webster; 1782-1852). Why didn’t someone do something? Those five words still haunt my thoughts today. Sometime ago, I sat speechless as I listened to a man recount his trip to a holocaust museum with his young daughter. As they walked by photos of the death camps, gas chambers, and countless bodies piled one upon another, his daughter silently...
  • Century-Old Prophecy Cites Solar Eclipse as Sign Trump Will Triumph Over Kim Jong-Un

    08/15/2017 4:16:49 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    BIN ^ | 8/15/17 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    An esoteric prophecy written over a century ago described the solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States next week and predicted, in shocking detail, what the astronomical event portends for the outcome of the current North Korean-US conflict. The total solar eclipse’s timing is meaningful according to the Jewish calendar. Incredibly, it comes precisely at the beginning of a Hebrew month – Elul – singled out in a Jewish source as having significance for the specific political situation the US is facing today with Eastern aggressors. image: The “Yalkut Moshe”, written by Rabbi Moshe ben Yisrael Benyamin...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/15/2017 9:08:55 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    WhatÂ’s Your Focus? Proverb 15:16-17shared from At some point in each of our lives, we will visit a buffet-style restaurant. A test of will power and self-control, you may have experienced the sensation of having eyes bigger than your stomach, and over-filling your plate. You think youÂ’re going to eat all this food in front of you, and then you hit a wall. Or, as it often happens when you eat too much, you actually start to not feel so great because youÂ’ve over-indulged. You focus so much on the food in front of you that you forget...
  • Pope calls welcoming migrants a way to show brotherhood

    08/14/2017 3:06:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2017 | AP via Washington Post
    Pope Francis is praising acceptance for migrants as a way to show brotherhood, even as Europe’s welcome mat wears thin.
  • Homosexual "Pilgrims" Greet Pope Francis

    08/14/2017 1:34:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 8-14-2017 | Gloria TV
    During the Angelus of Pope Francis on Sunday, August 13, a banner appeared carrying the text "Gay and lesbian pilgrims greet Pope Francis". According to the Communist Italian paper Il Manifesto it belonged to a group of [dissidenting] "Catholic" homosexualists who undertook a march from Siena to Rome. Vatican security did not intervene to remove the provocation.
  • Pope Francis Gets Himself Involved in A Gay Milieu Crime

    08/14/2017 11:02:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 14, 2107 | Gloria TV
    Pope Francis has written to the mother of Vincenzo Ruggiero, a 25-year-old Italian homosexual who was murdered by another homosexual on July 7 in a fit of jealousy over their relationship with a transvestite with whom Ruggiero was cohabitating. Ruggiero is described in the media as a gay activist and former "Mister Gay Italia" although he does not appear among the recent winners of this contest. Francis' letter, signed by Archbishop Georg Gänswein, informs Ruggiero's mother that Francis plans a private meeting with her. It is unclear why Francis got himself so intimately involved in this case.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/14/2017 8:57:57 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 8-14-17 {Prayer}

    08/13/2017 10:22:15 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 29 replies
    8-14-17 | Kitty Mittens
    Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Jeremiah 10:10 The Lord is the Only True God, The Living God, The Everlasting King.
  • Why Believers Support Trump

    08/13/2017 9:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 14, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    To say that people are gobsmacked by the overwhelming support by Christians for President Trump is an understatement. While I can understand why those from the party that booed God don’t get it, recent jabs by rightwing pundits are making it hard to differentiate between conservative purists and political snobs. A recent piece at by Bernard Goldberg shows he is baffled how “people of faith who supposedly admire civility and decency and detest abortion” could support Trump. National Review’s David French recently opined: “Moreover, the complete shock of Trump’s win (followed quickly by the Gorsuch nomination) forged a bond...
  • Muslim Takeover of Europe is ‘Biggest Story of Our Time’ and Nobody Knows It

    08/13/2017 7:31:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/11/17 | Pete Baklinski
    Historian Arnold Toynbee once famously said that “civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” Using this as a springboard, commentator Mark Steyn shows in a new video how Western Europe is already in the death throes of “demographic suicide” because couples are no longer having enough children. He then shows how a thriving Muslim population in Western Europe is well on its way to filling all the empty space. Steyn explained how given the divergent birth rate between Muslims and post-Christian secularists, it will take only two generations for the current Muslim population (sitting at about 10-percent) to have as...
  • College Climbs Down Over Ban on Christian Doctors, Nurses Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health

    08/13/2017 7:21:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Christian Medical Fellowship ^ | 8/7/17 | Dr Peter Saunders
    Dr Peter Saunders is CMF Chief Executive and was formerly a general surgeon. He also serves on the boards of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association and Coalition for Marriage and is campaign director for the Care Not Killing Alliance.Doctors and nurses wishing to practise in sexual and reproductive health have been granted more liberty to exercise freedom of conscience under new guidelines published earlier this year. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), a faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), has relaxed its stance on conscience in new guidelines issued in April so...
  • George Weigel & Antonio Spadaro think completely alike ~ both are liberal Catholics

    08/13/2017 5:11:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | August 13, 2017 | Toronto Catholic
    George Weigel & Antonio Spadaro think completely alike ~ both are liberal Catholics George Weigel is a prominent member and writer for the "Institute of Religious and Public Life", an organization that runs "First Things". Just what is their ideology? They tell us: The Institute’s mission is to articulate a governing consensus that supports: a religiously pluralistic society that defends human dignity from conception to natural death.a democratic, constitutionally ordered form of government supported by a religiously and morally serious culture. a vision of freedom that encourages a culture of personal and communal responsibility. loyalty to the Western tradition that provide a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 (Be Wise, Give Up Foolish Friends)

    08/13/2017 10:13:08 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    You are the company you keep. This well-known saying is a short and weak version of God's true warning; He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverb 13:20 Without a doubt, this could be one of the most important Proverbs a Christians can learn, and probably the most important lesson for Christian parents. At the least, it is one of the most valuable lessons any Christian can learn if they desire to prosper in life. What a simple rule for wisdom and life! Get rid of foolish friends, and...
  • Draining the Pontine Marshes

    08/12/2017 5:45:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2017 | Mike Konrad
    When Argentina was on the verge of redefining marriage in 2010, then-cardinal Bergoglio blasted out with all his canons (pun intended) on full enfilade. In the coming weeks, the Argentine people will face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family[.] ... At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God's law engraved in...
  • The Coming Global Nuclear Holocaust - A Biblical Perspective

    08/12/2017 4:02:04 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 38 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/12/17
    With North Korea breathing nuclear threats against America and Japan, China ramping up their nuclear arsenal and navy, Russia's deadly but silent presence ever looming and Iran in the process of possessing nuclear weapons; the world today more than ever is ready for a massive nuclear global holocaust. A popular prophetic question that is always asked is, “Is nuclear war mentioned in the Bible, and if so, when will it take place?” It is our personal opinion that a full nuclear war will NOT take place until AFTER the Rapture of the church - Rev. 6), but as events are...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 12 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/12/2017 11:48:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Back in 2013, two days after Christmas, I had to have our beloved 18 year old dog to the vet be euthanize. Her kidneys shut down and she was in so much pain she could not even settle down for more than five minutes at a time. So the merciful thing to do was to end her life. It's easy to talk about it now, but at the time it was as if a member of our family had died. Maybe this should not be, I mean after all, she was just a dog. But, whether we choose to...