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  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/27/2016 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 2 replies
    6-27-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Job 5:9 He Doeth Great Things, and Unsearchable, And Marvelous Things Without Number.
  • Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

    06/27/2016 5:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    The Council of Crete ^ | 06-27-2016 | The Great & Holy Council of Crete
    Official Documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Back Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church ΕλληνικάEnglishрусскийfrançais ENCYCLICAL OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the days of the feast of Pentecost here on the island of Crete, which has been sanctified by St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, and his...
  • Pope Francis Says Church Should Apologise to Gays

    06/26/2016 6:01:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/26/16
    Pope Francis has said that the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them. He told reporters that the Church had no right to judge the gay community, and should show them respect. The pontiff also said the Church should seek forgiveness from other people it had marginalised - women, the poor, and children forced into labour. The Pope has been hailed by many in the gay community for his positive attitude towards homosexuals. But some conservative Catholics have criticised him for making comments they say are ambiguous about sexual morality. Speaking to...
  • Elon Musk Says No to God, Yes to Computer Simulation

    06/26/2016 7:54:24 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | JP
    In Our Town the Pulitzer Prize-winning play authored by Thornton Wilder, one of the characters, Rebecca Gibbs, tells her older brother George about the sick friend of hers, Jane Crofut, who received a strangely-addressed letter from her minister: Jane Crofut The Crofut Farm; Grovers Corners; Sutton County; New Hampshire; United States of America; Continent of North America; Western Hemisphere; The Earth; The Solar System; The Universe; The Mind of God. Nearly 80 years after Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, Elon Musk appeared this month at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/25/2016 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 9 replies
    June 25, 2016 | Irish Rose
    Jonah 4 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the LORD, O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is what I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live. But the LORD replied, Have you any right to be angry? Jonah went out and sat down...
  • Cardinal Canizares: "I Shall Continue Even If They Crucify Me"

    06/25/2016 7:41:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/24/16 | Maike Hickson
    On 16 June, it was reported that the courageous prelate from Spain, Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Caizares Llovera, was being investigated by the government of the Spanish Province of Valencia for his purportedly abusive remarks about the increasingly disintegrating pressure on the traditional family exercised by applied gender theory and the so called gay empire. The report said: The government of the Spanish province of Valencia has opened an investigation against the Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Caizares Llovera, following numerous complaints over a sermon in which he denounced the influence of the gay empire on society. If prosecuted...
  • Francis is the Pope Until the Pope Says Hes Not

    06/25/2016 2:13:49 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 34 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 23 June 2016 | Hillary White
    Our friend Ann Barnhardt has sent up a flare this week, declaring, like Italian journalist Antonio Socci, her belief that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not Pope Francis, that his election was invalid and he is an antipope, mainly because Pope Benedict XVI is still lawfully the pope. She has presented as her evidence Bergoglios heresies, blasphemies and antichristological actions, as well as a canonical detail that, she correctly points out, no one is yet talking about. She has asked for responses. Now, no one will accuse me of being a Francis apologist, but I cannot really completely agree with Anns...
  • The Jim Gaffigan Show brings Catholicism to the masses

    06/24/2016 4:02:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 24, 2016 | Matthew Becklo
    Season 1 of The Jim Gaffigan Show opened with some surprisingly insightful commentary on faith and the way its portrayed in the media.The comedian, known for family-friendly bits about fast food (peppered with a self-criticizing falsetto), is as different from a Louis CK in terms of content as possible. Yet the tone of his autobiographical show was more Louie than sitcom, tinged with a wry realism with flashes of full-on satire. Season 2has doubled down on this formula, with the first two episodes again tackling faith and social media respectively.The Calling opens on a nervous Gaffigan repeatedly bumping into...
  • More US women religious summoned to Rome: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (Cath Caucus)

    06/24/2016 3:28:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 24, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The leaders of the Sisters of Loreto were called to Rome to talk about issues of doctrine and morals.Then the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary were called.Now I read at panicky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are next. A copy of the subsequent letter sent by leadership to Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet sisters was obtained by Global Sisters Report. It says that all CSJ Province Leadership Teams received the same letter from CICLSAL and quotes from it on five matters “voicing the following concerns“:• Your desire to...
  • Miami Prelate Laments Persecution of Christians, Criticizes Bishops Post-Orlando Remarks

    06/24/2016 7:01:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/24/16
    In his homily at a Fortnight for Freedom opening Mass, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami lamented the persecution of Christians and took issue with remarks made by Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg following the June 12 Orlando nightclub shooting. Preaching in Coral Gables, Florida, Archbishop Wenski said that in the second decade of the 21st century, some 150,000 Christians are killed for their faith every year and that these modern-day martyrs are victims of a despotism in its hardest and harshest form. A new religious intolerance is being established in our country, he continued. We see this when Christian...
  • Catholic religion teacher removed, investigated after lesbian couple complains [Catholic Caucus]

    06/22/2016 7:27:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    Two teens raised by a lesbian couple and attending a Catholic school in Edmonton, Alberta have complained against a religion teacher for allegedly telling the students in class that homosexuals cant reproduce and that they are not married according to Catholic teaching. The Edmonton Catholic school board has now removed the teacher from the school - temporarily, at least for the time being - and launched an investigation into the allegations. When students Tayler and Tyrus Allen told their mom, Elyssa Allen, and her partner Leigh Sylvester, to whom she is legally married, about the class given by 32-year veteran...
  • Presbyterian USA General Assembly Prays To Allah.

    06/22/2016 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 58 replies
    I thought Christians were supposed to pray to God. When did they become Islamic? I'm quitting my local Presbyterian church for sure. This was announced in the latest Presbyterian Church USA, 'The Layman', their internet news letter.
  • Its About More Than Restrooms

    06/21/2016 6:10:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Diocese of Oklahoma City ^ | 5/29/16 | Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
    Earlier this year I came across an all gender restroom in the airport of a large American city. I had never seen such a thing. I snapped a picture. It struck me as strange, certainly not something I would expect to find in Oklahoma, for example. That may be about to change. The media have been highlighting recent legal attempts in some states to keep boys out of girls restrooms and vice versa. This latest restroom controversy is a manifestation of the new battleground over gender. This battle, however, is about more than who can use which restroom. According to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/20/2016 7:28:29 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 5 replies
    6-20-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, from Everlasting to Everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
  • Pastor Gerald Sharon Resigns From Evangelical Church Over Biblical Position on Homosexuality

    06/20/2016 10:38:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | 6/20/2016 | Samuel Smith
    A former pastor at Rick Warrens Saddleback Church has been asked to resign as lead pastor of a church hes served for three years after he refused to agree to its biblical position on homosexuality, fearing it would alienate people in the LGBT community. Gerald Sharon, the lead pastor at Southwest Church in Indian Wells, California, who spent 11 years at Saddleback Church serving in various leadership roles, was asked to step down from the pastoral role he has served for over three-and-a-half years since he left Saddleback because he now refuses to affirm the churchs position on homosexuality. On...
  • Gaffe of the Century! NYT Says St. Paul Ordered Christians to Execute Homosexuals

    06/20/2016 4:12:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    With remarkable insouciance, NYT writers Jeremy W. Peters and Lizette Alvarez blithely make reference to a Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays, meaning Saint Pauls letter to the Romans 1:18-32.As anyone who has ever read the New Testament knows, Saint Paul never permits that Christians should commit any violence whatsoever against homosexuals, but the Times editors apparently thought that fact-checking with the original text was superfluous or that readers were too ignorant to check for themselves.The Times report, titled After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands, follows on the fatal shooting of...
  • Illinois Residents Call for Shutdown of Store for Adults Who Want to Be Babies

    06/19/2016 4:30:21 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 48 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 6/11/16 | Heather Clark
    MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. Residents near a newly-opened store in Illinois that caters to adults who want to live like babies are expressing concern over how the business reflects on their community and are calling for it to be shut down or relocated. The store, called Tykables, is located in a suburb of Chicago, and features adult-sized diapers, cribs, playpens, high chairs and others items for those who who have a fetish for living like a baby, or Adult Baby Diaper Lovers (ABDL). It is a lot of fun, owner John Michael Williams says of his seven-foot-tall crib in a...
  • The 28 Principles of Liberty our Founding Fathers used!

    06/19/2016 10:26:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    Link to You Tube Video. What's missing today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiK0bkaIT1I
  • Remembering Our Founding Fathers on Father's Day

    06/19/2016 10:23:15 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/19/16
    Today many in the United States are crying out to President Obama and Government (i.e., Washington D.C.) to do more and more to fix our national ills. The notion that Big Government has all our answers and the solutions we need in this very chaotic and unstable world is fairy tale. Our Founding Fathers wisely understood that the less power government possessed the better off we as Americans would be. Our Foundering Fathers fully comprehend that with the abandonment of Judeo/ Christian foundations and principles that our government would be transformed into an ever controlling monster with a tyrant as...
  • The Canizares Case in Spain is a Litmus Test for Pope Francis

    06/18/2016 11:28:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/17/16 | Maike Hickson
    As has been recently reported in several media outlets, Antonio Cardinal Caizares Llovera, the Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, is now under harsh attack from feminist, homosexual, and other progressive groups for having defended the traditional family and for accusing the promoters of gender ideology and of the gay empire of attacking the family. Caizares said the following, for example, in a homily on 13 May, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima: We have [cumulative]legislation contrary to the family, the acts of political and social forces, to which are added movements and acts by the gay empire, by ideologies such...
  • 49 Souls (Blog on the Orlando Massacre)

    06/18/2016 10:34:02 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 25 replies
    Depths Of Pentecost ^ | 6-18-16 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux Two tragic events occurred last weekend. I am not into pop culture and had never really seen The Voice. The first time I had ever heard of Christina Grimmie was learning of her death on the news. And yet something was heart-wrenching about it. The media has been claiming they can find no motivation for the attack, that her killer was an obsessed lunatic. While that may be true, I have also seen reports that have been largely ignored by the press claiming this beautiful young girl was shot for being a Christian.* Upon further research, I...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/18/2016 7:50:12 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    June 18, 2016 | Irish Rose
    I will ruin her vines and her fig trees, which she said were her pay from her lovers; I will make them a thicket, and wild animals will devour them. I will punish her for the days she burned incense to the Baals; she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers, but me she forgot, declares the LORD. Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door...
  • The Near Extinction of the God Honoring Father

    06/17/2016 7:53:41 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 15 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/17/16
    We here in America have witnessed over the last past 50 years the EXPONENTIAL disintegration of the family unit and its catastrophic tsunami of violent physiological effects on our nations citizenry. From this disintegration and devastation has come most of the horrific social consequences in which we as a nation shall NEVER recover. The question that must be asked is, Where is the God honoring father today in the Land of the Free? Well, America's culture has replaced the father by marriage to the mother with the "Baby's Daddy" and countless women are selling themselves to this immoral practice only...
  • Francis: Great Majority of Marriages today are Invalid

    06/17/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by SGNA · 23 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | June 17, 2016
    Chaos Frank opened his trap again... Francis: Great Majority of Marriages today are Invalid because People dont realize its indissoluble but Fidelity in Cohabitation = Real Marriage! [UPDATE 17-JUN-2016 18:01 UTC: Vatican edits official transcript, changes Francis actual words a great majority of into part of. In either case, however, the fundamental problem remains: Francis believes sacramental marriages are invalid if people do not know or understand that marriage is permanent for life how many such cases there actually are, is insignificant; the point is that Francis admits the principle! And he furthermore believes that fornication with only...
  • San Diego Bishop: Combat Anti-Gay Prejudice in Catholic Community

    06/17/2016 8:57:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    In a statement issued after the Orlando shooting, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego called upon Catholics to combat ever more vigorously the anti-gay prejudice which exists in our Catholic community and in our country. The shootings in Orlando are a wound to our entire society, and this time the LGBT community has been specifically targeted and victimized, he said. We pray for the many victims in Orlando who were targeted for death simply because of their sexual orientation, and we grieve with their loving families and friends. We pray for the Muslim community in our nation, who have acted...
  • Stav - Northern European Fighting System

    06/17/2016 7:58:08 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2016 | Ronayne Martens-Loderus
    The old Stav system. An old martial art system using staff with the stances of the younger futhark runes.
  • Apart From Jesus, Were Always in Danger

    06/17/2016 6:29:12 AM PDT · by DWW1990
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/17/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    "Of all bad men," wrote C.S. Lewis, "religious bad men are the worst." Lewis added, "The 'average sensual man,' who is sometimes unfaithful to his wife, sometimes tipsy, always a little selfish, now and then (within the law) a trip sharp in his deals, is certainly, by ordinary standards, a 'lower' type than the man whose soul is filled with some great Cause, to which he will subordinate his appetites, his fortune, and even his safety." In the atrocity that plagued Orlando this past weekend, we saw Lewiss long proverb on display. The homosexual nightclub Pulse was filled with those...
  • A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable (Brilliant! The reality of Islam)

    06/16/2016 2:05:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    Mark Twain would have understood the protest of Yogi Berra: “Most of the things I said I didn’t say.” To Twain, with no evidence, is attributed: “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” The source of the quotation is debated as is the source of the Nile, but the meaning is as valid as the river is wet. Denial is the typical first stage of learning that one is dying, and that applies to our culture. It certainly is so of Christian culture in many places, sometimes the result of lassitude as in Europe and harshly so in...
  • How Saint John Paul II Conquered Communism

    06/16/2016 1:40:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 16, 2016 | Filip Mazurczak
    The documentary "Liberating a Continent" is a subtly provocative refutation of what our secularized elites believe about what truly drives history and how Christianity impacts the world. Next month, the Catholic world’s eyes will for one week focus on Poland, as millions of pilgrims will celebrate World Youth Day with Pope Francis. This is the perfect time to get to know the country’s Catholic heritage. The many contributions of Poland and its native son Pope St. John Paul II include unleashing a revolution of the spirit that showed that the Soviet empire was based on an anthropological lie. This story...
  • Chaldean Patriarchate Responds to Criticism of Invitation to Fast 1 Day with Muslims During Ramadan

    06/16/2016 4:32:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 6/14/16
    Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - The request made by the Chaldean Patriarchate to all Iraqi Christians to unite for a day of fasting practiced by Muslims during Ramadan (see Fides 13/06/2016) has provoked some criticism, also expressed "with innappropriate words" through social network. To clarify the true extent of the initiative and unravel possible misunderstanding, the Chaldean Patriarchate, through its official channels, has called the practice of fasting, prayer and penance as ordinary tools with which, from apostolic times, the Churches of the East and all Christian communities over the world express their supplications to the Lord, even before the situations...
  • Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted [snip] Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings[Catholic Caucus]

    06/15/2016 10:49:08 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies
    Diocese of Phoenix ^ | June 15, 2016 | Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares
    Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings PHOENIX — We join the Holy Father in encouraging the faithful to pray for the victims, families and first responders of those involved in the tragic events of the Orlando mass shootings.We express our profound condolences for the victims of this senseless act of terror, and support the statements made by Pope Francis, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville and the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan, shared below:A statement from Archbishop Joseph E....
  • Criminal Hate Speech Case Opens Against Spanish Cardinal

    06/15/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/14/16 | Thomas Williams
    On Tuesday, the Provincial Prosecutors Office of Valencia initiated criminal proceedings against the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Caizares, who has been charged with inciting hate crimes, after the prelate spoke out in a homily against a reigning gay empire, criticized radical feminist groups, and decried Europes open-door policy toward migrants. The family is haunted today, in our culture, by an endless threat of serious difficulties, and this is not hidden from anyone, Caizares said in his May 13 homily, pronounced on the eve of the International Day Against Lesbophobia, Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, at a Mass celebrated in the...
  • Kimberly Hahn: Wife, Mother, Authorand (now) Local Politician [Inspiring]

    06/15/2016 4:55:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jim Graves
    Kimberly Hahn being sworn in as Steubenville, Ohio, City Council member in December 2015. (Photo: www.facebook.com/kimberlyforsteubenville) Kimberly Hahn, a respected Catholic author and wife of theologian and well-known speaker and author Scott Hahn, has entered the world of local politics.  Running as a Republican reformer in an old mill town long dominated by Democrats, she won a seat on the Steubenville, Ohio, City Council in 2015 by a margin of 2,711 to 2,166.  Motivated by her Catholic faith, she’s devoted her efforts to improving the community in which she raised her six children, and which is home to the...
  • PAT. OF ALEXANDRIA CALLS UPON ALL LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO PARTICIPATE IN PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

    06/15/2016 4:03:56 AM PDT · by Kolokotronis · 6 replies
    Paroslavie ^ | June 14, 2016
    Theodoros II, the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, appealed to all Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, reports Sedmitsa.ru, with reference to Romfea. In an interview given to radio station 98.4, Patriarch Theodoros regarded as an historical Church Council that which is to take place in June 2016 on the island of Crete. The Alexandrian Patriarch stated that the Orthodox Church should be far from political, national, and racial affiliations. Its impossible to imagine that it would be possible in the last minutes to not come to the Church Council, in line with personal...
  • The UN Ruled that Ireland's Abortion Ban Violates Human Rights

    06/14/2016 6:07:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/13/16 | Kevin J. Jones
    Dublin, Ireland, Jun 13, 2016 / 03:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life groups in Ireland are charging that a United Nations human rights committee contradicted its mission when it ruled that the Republic of Irelands laws against abortion violated a womans rights. The rulings critics included Niamh Ui Bhriain of Irelands Life Institute. Instead of protecting the most vulnerable, the U.N. has chosen, yet again, to champion abortion, and has trampled on the right of people with disabilities, she said. She charged that the committee seriously undermined its credibility by rushing to support abortion. Ui Bhriain told CNA the committee used...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/13/2016 5:55:49 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    6-13-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 13:5,6 I have Trusted in Thy Mercy; mine Heart shall Rejoice in Thy Salvation. I will Sing unto the LORD, because He hath Dealt Lovingly with me.
  • What Christians Can Do in the Wake of Orlando (in response to what the Left says we must do).

    06/13/2016 5:31:37 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    Self ^ | 06/13/16 | daniel1212
    What Christians Should Do in the Wake of Orlando (in response to what the Left says we must do). Time magazine was quick to employ a homosexual Christian a contradiction in terms to tell us "What Christians Must Do in the Wake of Orlando" (http://time.com/4366465/christians-after-orlando), and true to form, it was quick to blame Christians for causing "deep, lasting pain in LGBT peoples lives," even asserting that "Unless youve long been a vocal advocate for LGBT people, youve likely contributed to that sufferingintentionally or not." (In contrast "gay clubs" were described as providing "a unique place of refuge,...
  • When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Predicted the Future of the (Catholic) Church

    06/13/2016 11:48:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tod Worner
    He didn’t pretend he could tell the future. No. He was much too wise for that. As a matter of fact, he tempered his initial remarks with this disclaimer,“Let us, therefore, be cautious in our prognostications. What St. Augustine said is still true: man is an abyss; what will rise out of these depths, no one can see in advance. And whoever believes that the Church is not only determined by the abyss that is man, but reaches down into the greater, infinite abyss that is God, will be the first to hesitate with his predictions, for this naïve...
  • How God Used Hollywood to Topple a Tyrant

    06/12/2016 2:07:40 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 12, 2016 | JP
    In his latest Facebook post, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks urges his legion of fans to see the documentary film Chuck Norris vs. Communism. Directed by Ilinca Calugareanu, the film is set in 1980s Romania, under the rule of the notorious Nicolae Ceausescu. It is a testament, Hanks suggested, of The power of film! To change the world. Well, film played a role in the transformation of Romania from the communist state it was during Ceausescus 22-year reign of repression to the free, democratic society it is today. But it was the power of God that toppled Ceausescus...
  • Christians Told To Pray In Silence... Dont Disturb The Migrants

    06/12/2016 12:11:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/6/16
    Parishioners visiting a church in Italy were told they must pray in silence so as not to disturb African migrants being housed there. Some of the faithful hoping to practice their Christianity at the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were surprised when they were told by Caritas volunteers they couldnt recite the rosary and would instead have to pray in silence out of respect to migrants who are living there. Caritas is ostensibly a Catholic charity, although much of its resources are spent on facilitating mass migration to Europe; the organisation even boasts that it contributes to and seeks...
  • Pakistan, Boom in Vocations in the Land of Martyrs

    The situation of the Catholic minority, today. Two months before the Easter massacre went in the Punjab, Lahore. The faith professed in tears by the survivors. The expert analysis. And, surprise, seminars full of young peopleThey call it "city of gardens". But today the more than eleven hundred public gardens scattered throughout the territory of Lahore, capital of Punjab Pakistan, remain sadly deserts. Two months after the suicide attack of 27 March in the park Gulshan-e-Iqbal - remembered as "the Easter attack "- fear and caution are still palpable. Terrorism has struck at the heart of the metropolis of over...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/11/2016 9:19:45 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 7 replies
    June 11, 2016 | Irish Rose
    For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in...
  • A Beautiful Prayer to Jesus

    06/11/2016 8:45:30 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 3 replies
    Padre Pio Devotions ^ | Unknown | Padre Pio
    Stay with me, Lord Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion
  • The Wheat And Tares: Major Study Reveals Liberalism Associated With Psychoticism

    06/10/2016 12:49:12 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/10/2016 | Gary
    Unfortunately it took a scandalous retraction three years later to admit it as the study's authors originally reported that the results indicated that conservatives had psychotic personality traits and liberals had traits associated with high social desirability. This much-touted research study in fact revealed just the opposite: The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 3451. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was...
  • [Spanish] Cardinal Facing Charges for Views on Gender and Gay Empire

    06/10/2016 11:38:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/9/16 | Ins San Martn
    After Cardinal Antonio Caizares of Valencia said "we have legislation contrary to the family, the action of political and social forces, with added movements and actions of the gay empire," a coalition of pro-LGBT groups charged him with hate crimes under Spanish law.ROME- Criminal proceedings under hate speech laws have been initiated against a Spanish cardinal for his commentary on theories styling gender as a personal preference, in which he termed them the most insidious ideology in the history of humanity, and for his warnings against a gay empire. The Spanish Network of Help to Refugees has filed a complaint...
  • Archbishop Warns of Bloodless Persecution as US Faces Severest Threats to Religious Liberty

    06/10/2016 6:21:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/2/16 | Claire Chretien
    ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) The loss of religious freedom is leading to a bloodless persecution in the United States, a prominent Catholic archbishop warned at the ceremonial opening of a new graduate school last month. At the opening of Divine Mercy University, an expansion of the Virginia-based Institute for Psychological Sciences, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori implored Catholic institutions to stand strong amidst ongoing challenges to religious liberty. The newly-enlarged University integrates Catholic philosophy with modern psychology in order to train mental health professionals in fidelity to the teaching of the Catholic Church. Lori chairs the U.S. Bishops...
  • Most Americans Say Birth Control and Divorce Are 'Morally Acceptable,' Gallup Poll Finds

    06/10/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 6/9/16 | Michael Gryboski
    60 Percent Think Gay Relationships Are OK, but Only 14 Percent Say Polygamy Is AlrightA large majority of Americans consider birth control and divorce "morally acceptable," according to the findings of a Gallup poll released this week. Gallup noted Wednesday that nearly nine in 10 Americans consider birth control usage to be morally acceptable and about seven in 10 found divorce to be morally acceptable. The two items were the top rated issues in a list of 19 different subjects that included gambling, the death penalty, pornography, polygamy, gay or lesbian relations, and abortion. With its 89 percent favorability rating,...
  • About those 20 Minutes of Action: 20 Things Wed Better Tell Our Sons Right Now About Being...

    06/09/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    aholyexperience.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | staff
    FULL TITLE: About those 20 Minutes of Action: 20 Things Wed Better Tell Our Sons Right Now About Being Real Men Dear Sons, When youre the mother of four sons, the Stanford rape case its not about somebody else its about us. Lets be real clear, boys Im never writing you a letter like the father of Brock Turner, defending any sexual assault of a horrifically traumatized young woman as merely as 20 minutes of action. Rape is not 20 minutes of action its a violent act with lifetime consequences and its time for parents to take...
  • LA archbishop rips the seamless garment: Abortion and euthanasia stand alone

    06/08/2016 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06.07.16 | Claire Chretien
    LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) Archbishop Jos Gomez tore apart the seamless garment argument that intrinsic evils and social ills are morally equivalent in the Los Angeles archdiocesan newspaper June 3. Advocates of the seamless garment approach to moral issues and social justice, promoted by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, often use it to suggest a moral equivalency between issues like abortion, poverty, and immigration. The hard truth is that not all injustices in the world are equal, wrote Gomez. We can understand this perhaps better about issues in the past than we can with issues in...
  • Russian Communists Suggest Celebrating the Day of Russia on July 28, the Day of Russia's Baptism

    06/08/2016 11:39:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 8/7/16
    Moscow, June 7, Interfax - Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov suggests to celebrate the Day of Russia's Independence on July 28, the Day of Russia's Baptism, and St. Vladimir, instead of June 12. "Today we introduced a draft law, tomorrow Oleg Smolin will speak about it in the State Duma. We suggest to abolish celebrations on June 12, and to declare July 28, the day of commemorating Holy Prince Vladimir, the Day of Russia. It is also the day of Russia's Baptism," Zyuganov told journalists on Tuesday. According to him, the Baptism of Russia played a historical role in forming the...