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  • A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

    05/02/2016 11:50:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | May 1, 2016 | David Roney
    It is all too common to hear stories about fallen away Catholics, and how fewer are attending Mass and following their faith. Many blame theirs or others’ lukewarm faith or lack of catechesis on priests, their schools, bishops, Vatican II, popes, liturgical abuses, scandals, or any number of things. The problem of being lukewarm is mentioned in Revelation 3:16, where it states, rather indelicately but deliberately, “But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.”We hear regular criticism that the Church is failing Catholics and thus the world,...
  • Why Iraq Wasn't What I Thought

    05/02/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/1/16 | Elise Harris
    Erbil, Iraq, May 1, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Loai Behnam Toubia pulls up his shirt, uncovering a thick, dark scar probably 10 inches long that tears vertically down his large, round belly. With a cockeyed arm he points to three smaller scars that decorate the left side of his misshaped abdomen, marking the times he was shot when ISIS opened fire on his car last year. I stand in the dust surrounded by rows of boxy prefab trailers listening to his story. I focus on the scar marking where the bullet that landed just centimeters below his...
  • [Islamic] Labour Candidate Favourite for London Mayor After Racially Charged Campaign

    05/01/2016 12:20:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/16 | William James
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sadiq Khan of opposition Labour Party is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres. If he wins, he will succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson to become the first Muslim to head a major Western capital. London's population of 8.6 million is among the most diverse in the world...
  • Major Victory: Sergeant First Class Martland Exonerated, Will Remain in Military

    04/30/2016 1:12:05 PM PDT · by GemStateConservative · 12 replies
    Its a massive victory more than six months in the making. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland a decorated war hero who faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child has been exonerated and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. military. We have been aggressively advocating for SFC Martland for more than six months, and now weve helped achieve a significant victory for this Green Beret war hero. SFC Martland faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child from sexual abuse and confronting an admitted sexual predator in Afghanistan. The ACLJ argued that his actions...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/30/2016 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 9 replies
    April 30, 2016 | Irish Rose
    He says, I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Hear, O my people, and I will warn you if you would but listen to me, O Israel! You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god. I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. (Psalm...
  • Could West Virginia Revival Spark End-Time Awakening?

    04/30/2016 6:24:17 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 28 replies
    CBN ^ | 4/30/2016 | Wendy Griffith
    There's a new sound coming forth from the hills of southern West Virginia. It's a sound many prophets have foretold but haven't heard until now -- and some believe it could spark an end-times awakening...
  • Colo. Baker Faces 'Re-Education' Training After State Court Refuses to Take Case

    04/30/2016 5:34:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Denver, Colo., Apr 29, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The lawyers of the bakery owner who made headlines for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding is evaluating all legal options to preserve the mans First Amendment rights after the states highest court declined to take the case. We asked the Colorado Supreme Court to take this case to ensure that government understands that its duty is to protect the peoples freedom to follow their beliefs personally and professionally, not force them to violate those beliefs as the price of earning a living, Alliance Defending Freedom...
  • Muslim leader in India under fire from activists for supporting female genital mutilation (FGM)

    04/29/2016 4:31:59 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/29/16
    MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The leader of the only South Asian Muslim community known to practice female genital mutilation (FGM) came under criticism on Friday by campaigners who accused him of urging followers to continue the centuries-old custom. Little is known about FGM in India, where it is carried out in great secrecy by the close-knit Dawoodi Bohra community, a Shi'ite Muslim sect thought to number over 1 million that considers the practice to be a religious obligation. An audio clip of Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin's speech at a mosque in Mumbai, has been authenticated by several members of the...
  • Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him (Cath Cauc)

    04/29/2016 3:45:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 29, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    FULL TITLE: “Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him” – St. Catherine of Siena Today is the – in the post-Conciliar, modern, non-traditional – Ordinary Form – Novus Ordo Calendar – Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Patroness of Europe and named by Paul VI as Doctor of the Church. Thus, her life and works reflect something of the Church’s own role as Teacher.  Her head may be venerated in Siena and the rest of her in Rome in the Church Santa Maria sopra Minerva (near the ecclesiastical tailor Gammarelli...
  • Suspects arrested in alleged ISIS plot to attack Vatican

    04/29/2016 3:19:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 29, 2016 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    Italian police officers patrol St Peter's Square (AP) Authorities monitored conversations between the suspects via WhatsAppItalian authorities have arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from ISIS to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome.The arrests made in Lombardy and Piedmont were the result of a joint operation coordinated by the district attorney of Milan and the Italian anti-terrorism agency.According to the Italian news agency ANSA, authorities arrested Abderrahim Moutaharrik and his wife, Salma Bencharki; Abderrahmane Khachia, and three people who have maintained contact with a couple that left Italy to join ISIS in Syria. All of the suspects...
  • America's False Saviors and Fall - The Day of the Lord is at Hand!

    04/29/2016 7:12:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/29/16
    My dear friend's, once America's restraint is totally and fully removed from this present evil world, what is to stop the global lawless march to doomsday and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse's ride (2 Thess. 2:2-8, Rev. 6-19)! My friends, a very sobering NOTHING! That is right, NOTHING! We are at the bottom of the super accelerating vortex in world's history, where there is no more time, room and remedies to fix our nation and world's horrific EXPONENTIAL ills. We are at the bottom of the super accelerating vortex in world's history, where there is no more time, room...
  • Three-Fourths of Russians do not Observe the Great Lent, but Plan to Celebrate Easter

    04/29/2016 5:28:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/29/14
    Moscow, April 29, Interfax - Most of Russians (75% in general and 72% of those who call themselves Orthodox believers) did not have any special diet during the Great Lent, which this year ends on April 30, the Lavada-Center told Interfax. During the poll held on April 22-25 among 1600 people in 137 cities and towns of Russia it cleared out that eight per cent of Russians in general and nine per cent of Orthodox believers were going to observe fast during the last week before Easter. Another 14% of respondents (16% of Orthodox believers) observe fast partially (for example...
  • Believing in Two Genders is a Hate Crime Under Police Investigation at Catholic College

    04/28/2016 5:40:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 4/27/16 | Matt Lamb
    You can have your opinion as long as it doesnt deny my existenceIts uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for someone to openly share a traditional Catholic viewpoint. When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department. Both the police and the universitys Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime. A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic Church, with three students who were...
  • Joe Biden to Give Talk at Vatican Conference on Friday

    04/28/2016 5:22:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 4/27/16 | Edward Pentin
    Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Rome on Thursday to attend a conference on breakthroughs in regenerative medicine, part-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture. Biden will deliver a talk the following day about the Obama administration's "Moonshot" initiative which aims to make therapies available to more patients and accelerate cancer research by improving cancer prevention and detecting it at an early stage. The Vice President, whose son Beau died of brain cancer last year, is aiming to double the rate of progress toward a cancer cure, for which the Obama administration has asked Congress for $1 billion. The April...
  • Archbishop of Cologne Slams Germany's Anti-Islam Party: 'Mosques are Equal to Churches'

    04/28/2016 5:16:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 4/27/16 | Harry Farley
    The Catholic Archbishop of Cologne has slammed Germany's anti-Islam party, Alternative for Deutchsland (AfD). Rainer Woelki posted a video where he ridiculed the right-wing party's claim that Islam is incompatible with the German constitution. The archbishop's intervention comes after the anti-immigration party said it would press for bans on minarets and burqas. "Anyone who denigrates Muslims as the AfD leadership does should realise prayer rooms and mosques are equally protected by our constitution as our churches and chapels," he said. "Whoever says 'yes' to church towers must also say 'yes' to minarets." The AfD has grown in prominence putting pressure...
  • Viral video: Middle Tennessee pastors rant about Targets new bathroom policy

    04/27/2016 11:55:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wate.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | wate
    MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WATE) A Middle Tennessee pastor is stirring up controversy from both supporters and those opposed to the transgender bathroom bill. Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliets video about Targets new bathroom policy has received over 14 million views. In April, the Tennessee House sponsor of the bill, which would have require students in public school grades K-12 and higher education institutions to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth. Shortly after the bill was pulled, Target issued a store policy that allows transgender customers to use the bathroom...
  • Villainous Alice Cooper, rocks prodigal son

    04/26/2016 8:01:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    God Reports.com Blog copied onto Viral Believer ^ | April 19, 2016 copied on 04/26/2016 | Written by Mark Ellis copied by Duke Taber on Viral Believer
    He has been called the godfather of shock-rock, mixing elements of horror movies into acts that have included an unpalatable array of guillotines, fake blood, baby dolls and boa constrictors. Yet many would be surprised to learn of his Christian roots and his homecoming to the faith after sowing his oats as the ultimate prodigal.My father was a pastor and my grandfather was an evangelist, actually both were evangelists, Cooper told the Harvest Show. I grew up in the church and all my friends were church kids. I had so much fun. I was in church Sunday, Wednesday night, Friday...
  • WATCH: Satanists Mock Killing of Unborn Children in Bizarre and Grotesque Protest

    04/26/2016 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life protesters faced a disturbing scene this weekend in Michigan when a group of Satanists arrived to counter-protest wearing baby masks and carrying whips. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organized a protest outside of the Detroit Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Saturday as part of a larger #ProtestPP movement to expose the abortion giants deadly trade of aborting unborn babies and trafficking their body parts. During the pro-life event, a local Satanist group arrived and conducted a disturbingly grotesque counter-protest. Some of the Satanists dressed in masks and diapers to look like babies, while others dressed in black, carried whips...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/25/2016 7:57:20 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    4-25-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 3:4,5 I Cried Out to the Lord, and He Heard me from His Temple in Jerusalem. Then I Lay Down and Slept in Peace and Woke Up Safely, For the Lord was Watching Over me.
  • Cultural Identity Theft (alarming statistics)

    04/25/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 20, 2016 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    A recent New York Times article revealed that 90 percent of teens in the predominantly Muslim districts of Molenbeek and Schaerbeek think of the Brussels terrorists as heroes. The main thing to notice here is not that these youth have warped values (which they do), but that their heroes are people who are willing to die for what they believe. Which means that some of these young people are likely willing to die for the same beliefs. Meanwhile, a test given to thirteen-year-olds in an Italian middle school revealed that 90 percent of them would convert to Islam if...
  • Signatures for Banning Abortions to be Collected in Russian Churches

    04/25/2016 5:31:11 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/25/16
    Moscow, April 25, Interfax - Signatures for the legal protection of life from the moment of conception and for banning abortions to be held on April 30, on the Easter eve, in churches of Russia. "Signatures will be collected with the blessing of the spiritual guide of His Holiness the patriarch elder Eli (Nozdrin)," press service of the For Life Movement told Interfax-Religion. Organizers expect to collect several thousand signatures at each parish: on the Easter eve churches will be full of believers who come to bless Easter cakes and eggs. "By now, we have collected 200,000 signatures, our objective...
  • Planned Parenthood on abortion: God loves you no matter what you decide

    04/24/2016 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Saynsumthn.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Child killing abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using God to target paying customers for abortion. In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, youre not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, were here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth...
  • Planned Parenthood uses God to sell abortion

    04/24/2016 7:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Saynsumthn.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Child killing abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using God to target paying customers for abortion. In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, youre not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, were here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/23/2016 8:58:42 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 9 replies
    April 23, 2016 | Irish Rose
    I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted. May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth. May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great. Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly; but the proud he knows from afar. (Psalm 138:2-6)...
  • I was in Hell: Huw Raphael on What It Was Like to Be Affirmed in Homosexuality

    04/23/2016 6:37:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    Touchstone ^ | Huw Raphael
    ...I stand by those words of Fr. Seraphim. This Hell is being driven by ones hormones and knowing that to deny them is unhealthy. Hell is being driven by ones desires and fantasies and knowing that to deny them is to deny the only joy there is, the joy that defines your whole being. Hell is a fine San Francisco morning standing trapped in your bedroom while an orgy takes place in the hallway outside. Hell is a foggy San Francisco afternoon standing in a room full of men involved in various actions with each otherand somewhere a voice tells...
  • Civil Rights Commission Blasts 'So-Called Religious Liberty Laws

    04/23/2016 5:51:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    A federal government agency has blasted recent state laws passed, and proposals being considered, under the guise of so-called religious liberty which target members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community for discrimination. Religious freedom is an important foundation of our nation, said Martin Castro, chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights. However, in the past, religious liberty has been used to block racial integration and anti-discrimination laws. Castro added: The North Carolina and Mississippi laws, and similar legislation proposed in other states, perverts the meaning of religious liberty and perpetuates homophobia, transphobia, marginalizes the transgender and...
  • Norway's [Catholic]Church to Seek Vatican Permission to Stop Officiating at Civil Weddings

    04/23/2016 5:48:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/22/16 | Jonathon Luxmoore
    Bishop says politicians 'may get aggressive' over resistance to same-sex marriageA Norwegian bishop has said the countrys clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings, after the predominant Lutheran Churchs governing synod voted to conduct gay marriages in Norway. Bishop Bernt Eidsvig of Oslo told Catholic News Service that he would have to seek permission from the Vatican, saying: Its clear we must distinguish our own Church marriages from others. This is a matter of liturgy, so it doesnt necessarily reflect broader change in our societys moral values. But politicians may now get aggressive toward churches who resist these weddings,...
  • Michael Voris reveals he was freed from homosexual lifestyle by Jesus Christ

    04/22/2016 7:35:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    - Catholic internet evangelist Michael Voris, the founder of Church Militant and known worldwide for his famous show The Vortex, where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed, has revealed for the first time that he was actively involved in homosexuality over a prolonged period of time. The internet sensation who has been zealous in exposing error and falsehood even where bishops are concerned, has long admitted he was a revert from a sinful sexual lifestyle, but never before revealed its specific nature. I have said many times in public that I was in a state of mortal...
  • No one is beyond conversion, Abby Johnson tells Georgetown students

    04/22/2016 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    patheos.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | CNA Daily News
    Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- No matter how deeply someone may be entrenched in the culture of death, they are never beyond the loving reach of Christ, said former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson to a group of Georgetown University students on Wednesday. Im standing in front of you today as a testament to the power of conversion, Johnson, a former Texas Planned Parenthood clinic director who later converted to Catholicism, said in a talk scheduled the same day as Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards address to students on Georgetowns campus. Reflecting later on...
  • Trans-Speciesism: The Next Moral Boundary To Be Crossed

    04/22/2016 11:38:37 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 29 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 4/22/2016 | Gary
    The U.K.'s Standard reports on the now burgeoning trans-speciesism movement, composed of people who feel they are actually dogs, cats, penguins, etc, who will most certainly be pushing for full legal rights in the near future. The slippery slope is more like a cliff whose edge goes straight into chaotic darkness. The Bible was 100% correct to predict that the last days would be characterized be lawlessness (Matthew 24:12, Revelation 9:21, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Daniel 8:23, Matthew 13:41). Complete governmental control of all amoral aspects of life (education, taxes, guns, farming, monetary policy, etc) and virtually no...
  • What Religion Was Prince That Caused Him to Not Vote for Obama, Talk About Prophecy?

    04/22/2016 9:19:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2016 | Kevin Proter
    The late music icon Prince rarely spoke about his personal faith, but he did open up about his religious beliefs seven years ago and why he didn't vote for President Obama. Although Prince didn't publicly share much about his religion, he was a practicing Jehovah's Witness, and confirmed such with TV host Tavis Smiley during a 2009 interview. When Prince told Smiley that he didn't vote in political elections, the singer explained saying, "The reason why is that I'm one of the Jehovah's Witnesses and we've never voted. That's not to say I don't think President Obama is a...
  • Baalism's Suicidal Nature Worship and Sexual Decadence (Earth Day)

    04/22/2016 9:14:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 23 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/22/16 | Mark Musser
    Much of ancient Israels plight, well documented throughout the Old Testament, was its insatiable thirst for pagan nature worship. This of course was in direct violation of the first two commandments of the Mosaic Law which commanded Israel not to worship any other false god or idol (Exodus 20:3-4). The reason why Israel was forbidden to worship other gods, the natural created order, and idols, was given in Genesis. Genesis 1 presents to the reader an ultimate Creator who made the universe out of nothing through His omnipotent spoken word, and then climaxed the creation process with the making of...
  • The Demonic Movement Behind Earth Day

    04/22/2016 9:08:36 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/22/16
    As "Earth Day" is upon us, let us look at the demonic and leftist philosophy which is driving this "Baalistic" ideology. What seems to have a strangle hold on America and the world at present is the godless totalitarian socialistic environmental movement of today. This movement has halted progress and has laid shackles on the capitalistic freedoms at present here in America and in the world. As the environmentalist display their "Green Righteousness" and seek to practice at the same time a relative and godless philosophy when it comes to the Moral Laws of Nature and the ETERNAL ABSOLUTES of...
  • Brideshead Revisited... (contrary to the Bergoglio, how shame is a medicinal mercy)

    04/22/2016 3:19:15 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 7 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | April 20, AD 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Title: The Key Character in Brideshead Revisited Is Mrs. Beryl Muspratt In the aftermath of The Exuberance of Buttsecks more than one piece was written on the novel Brideshead Revisited, and how the entire point of the novel was essentially mocked unto destruction by Bergoglio and his army of diabolical faggots. I wrote on this previously in September of ARSH 2014. Here is that piece, even more relevant now than it was before. I have updated a couple of terms. - There are a few more points on the subject of shame that I would like to expand upon. The...
  • Churches hold classes about white privilege

    04/21/2016 10:39:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 21, 2016 | Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
    A year ago, when the death of Freddie Gray and resulting unrest in Baltimore filled the news, the Rev. Kathy Dwyer felt she had to do something. Every time I turned on the TV, I just felt like I was getting punched in the gut from watching the issue of racism just escalate in our country, said the white pastor of a predominantly white United Church of Christ congregation in Arlington, Va. In the wake of the continuing deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police officers, some white church leaders say they can no longer check off their racial-justice...
  • Cecile Richards Tells Catholic Georgetown University Abortion is a Basic Human Right

    04/21/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Justin Petrisek, Kimberly Scharfenberger
    Georgetown University blocked concerned Catholics and reporters from attending todays campus lecture by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but tweets from participating students revealed faithful Catholics worst fears: Richards spoke to a packed auditorium, flagrantly advocating abortion, deriding pro-lifers and scandalizing students at the nations oldest Catholic university. Richards was introduced by the student group H*yas for Choice, according to a tweet from The Hoyas Twitter page, once again demonstrating the substantial leeway given by Georgetown to this unofficial pro-abortion club. I cant wait to come back when this [H*yas for Choice] is a recognized campus group, Richards reportedly stated...
  • Bai Macfarlane, divorced 2005, on Live Radio Thurs 5 pm Eastern

    04/20/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by Bai Macfarlane · 4 replies
    Mary's Advocates ^ | April 20, 2016 | Bai Macfarlane
    Drew Mariani - Relevant Radio, Thursday 5 pm Eastern I'm scheduled for interview live with Drew Mariani at 5 pm Eastern tomorrow, Thursday, April 21. We'll be talking about Mary's Advocates efforts to ask the Church to work to prevent divorce from happening in the first place. The Catechism and the Code of Canon Law are my primary resources. Pope Francis' exhortation on the family, Amortia Leatitia, helps too. If you have a question or can share your own experience (good or bad) about the Church helping to keep a marriage together, give us a call (1-877-766-3777). See list of...
  • Austin pastor claims Whole Foods cake had homophobic slur

    04/20/2016 6:33:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | KEYE TV
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) An Austin pastor says a cake he ordered from Whole Foods last Thursday had a homophobic slur written on the top when he received it. The attorney for Pastor Jordan Brown says he ordered a cake from the Whole Foods store on Lamar Boulevard with the personalized message "Love Wins," but when he received it said "Love Wins F--." "As a 30-year-old openly gay pastor, I have had to face years of discrimination and judgement for something that I had no control over," Brown says. He explains, that trauma resurfaced Thursday with the incident involving the...
  • I Will Raise Your Baby, Queline Let Her Live

    04/20/2016 5:04:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2016 | Matt Barber
    This is like nothing Ive ever written before. Its an open plea for prayer, an open window into my heart and that of my wife, Sarah, and an open last-ditch effort to reach out to a cherished young Jewish woman in New York City who finds herself in a desperate situation. Most importantly, its a frantic attempt to save a life the precious life of a precious person whom, though weve never met, we already love. Let me explain. I was thumbing through my Twitter feed the other night and came across a tweet that immediately caught my eye....
  • Pope Francis: I dont remember controversial footnote in exhortation [Catholic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 10:00:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 18, 2016 | John Jalsevac
    It was the footnote heard around the world. Footnote 351, to be precise. The dynamite or so it seemed to some quietly buried deep in Pope Francis recent apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. To journalists poring over the exhortation hoping to learn how the pope intended to resolve the debate that had pitted cardinal against cardinal and bishop against bishop at the two recent synods at the family, it seemed to provide the key. In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments, the footnote reads, before making reference to the Eucharist and confession. Were these the...
  • Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Believe in the Same God?

    04/19/2016 8:52:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2016 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans say they believe in God. And around the world, religious Jews, Christians, and Muslims all say they believe in God, as do many people who do not identify with any formal religion. But this statement is actually meaningless. To cite but one example, the God in whose name Muslims cut innocent peoples throats and rape women cannot be the same God as the God of those who believe that God hates such actions. Who, then, argues that all those who say they believe in God believe in the same God? Two groups make this argument. The first consists...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion Compares Europe with the Atheistic Soviet Union

    04/19/2016 7:00:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/19/16
    Moscow, April 19, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk draws a parallel between the USSR and present-day Europe. "It is surprising that today Russian and European civilizations have exchanged their roles in a certain sense. The Soviet Union was the country of the official state atheism, while all of us perceived the West as the Christian region," the hierarch said on air of his program Church and the World on Rossiya 24 television. According to him, now it is quite the contrary: faith and the Church are revived in Russia, new...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/18/2016 8:35:34 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 15 replies
    4-18-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 52:8 I Trust in the Mercy of God Forever and Ever.
  • Covenant College Forfeits Womens Tennis Championship Match Because Scheduled On Sunday

    04/18/2016 3:34:20 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 34 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | Apr 17, 2016 | Kyle Taylor
    Covenant College has elected to forfeit the Womens Tennis USA South Conference championship match, scheduled for April 17, 2016. The championship match takes place on a Sunday, and as an institution owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church in America we observe the Sabbath by not competing in athletic events on Sunday. This conviction is clearly stated in our Student Handbook and is informed by the Bible, the Westminster Confession of Faith, and the PCA Book of Church Order. In national tournaments, the NCAA makes accommodations for institutions that do not compete on a particular day for religious reasons. Bylaw...
  • Are You Perfect?

    04/17/2016 5:16:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 29 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/17/16
    Which man or woman among us all can EVER profess and claim that we have kept PERFECTLY the Ten Commandments of Almighty God with ALL (100%) of our heart, soul and minds? No one is that crazy to make such a foolish statement. If you are one to make such a claim please take this brief test. Almighty Gods Holy Law (The 10 Commandments) clearly reveals and conveys to every human being that we are truly transgressors of the natural and SPIRITUAL absolutes of Almighty God and that we are fully accountable to Him on this matter (Isa. 1:18, Rom...
  • Where is America in Biblical Prophecy?

    04/17/2016 5:07:42 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 56 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/17/16
    A resounding question asked by many today is, Where is America in Biblical prophecy? The simple answer is that our nation will still exist during the Great Tribulation period, but our military power and socio-economic position will have been diminished to the level of a godless, base nation. For many years this was a hard reality for many American believers to grasp because in many ways it was so hard to see! But by faith in God's Word we knew it must be! When Almighty God the Son calls His Body ( the Church) out of the world by means...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/16/2016 8:17:30 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    April 16, 2016 | Irish Rose
    Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of their people. He settles...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • Louisiana Gov.'s Executive Order Allows State to Punish Christians Over Gay 'Weddings': Family Ldr

    04/15/2016 8:14:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    BATON ROUGE, April 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order that critics say will open the floodgates for discrimination lawsuits to be filed against businesses and will prevent people of faith from freely exercising their religion. The order, which was signed yesterday, adds sexual orientation and gender identity alongside such immutable characteristics as race, sex, and national origin in the state's anti-discrimination policy. All firms that accept state contracts must adopt a similar policy. We are fortunate enough to live in a state that is rich with diversity, said Gov. Edwards on Wednesday....
  • Just War Theory Should be Abandoned, Says Conference Hosted by Vatican

    04/15/2016 8:01:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Conference attendees called for a new way of thinking 'consistent with Gospel nonviolence'Participants at a conference hosted by the Vatican have called for the Catholic Church to renounce its just war doctrine and for Pope Francis to write an encyclical on nonviolence and just peace. In a closing statement, attendees at the conference, which was sponsored by the Vaticans justice and peace office and Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement, said that too often the doctrine had been used to justify and endorse military action rather than prevent it. Church teaching has long allowed for just wars the...