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  • Hypocrisy - [King James Bible Discussion]

    03/28/2017 5:18:29 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 130 replies
    A few days ago, after witnessing blatant hypocrisy by certain members of a particular Caucus in Washington D.C, I decided to start my own Caucus here on Freerepublic. (Please note: This is a "King James Bible Believers Caucus" thread, if you disagree that the KJB is the preserved word of God, this is not the thread for you.) FREE REPUBLIC'S CAUCUS RULES: Who can post? Members of the caucus and those specifically invited. What can be posted? Anything but the beliefs of those who are not members of the caucus. What will be pulled? Reply posts mentioning the beliefs...
  • Pope Francis Is Playing with Fire. Hell Fire. [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:59:31 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 27, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    March 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – For months the Vatican has been sending Catholics a steady stream of indications that Pope Francis agrees with the modernists’ view allowing Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. We had his signature on a letter supporting the Buenos Aires bishops’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. We had testimony to the Pope’s view by Germany’s Cardinal Marx, one of the Pope’s Council of 9 Cardinals. We had the Maltese bishops say so. We had the chief interpreter of legislative texts at the Vatican say so. And we’ve seen numerous articles published in the Vatican newspaper advocating this...
  • Pope Franciss Achilles Heel [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:36:42 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | March 27, 2017 | William Doino Jr.
    In a recent interview with the German paper Die Zeit, Pope Francis declared, I am a sinner and am fallible. This followed a conversation with Spains El Pas, in which Francis had underscored the point: I am not a saint. I am not making any revolution. I am just trying to push the Gospel forward. In an imperfect way, because I make my blunders from time to time.Francis was drawing an important distinction between the doctrine of papal infallibility and his personal life and prudential decisions. He even insistedmuch to his creditthat concerned Catholics have the right to think that...
  • Russian Church Will Include Some More Western Saints in Its Calendar

    03/28/2017 12:11:42 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod
    Interfax ^ | March 27, 2017 | Unknown
    Moscow, March 27, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate will continue including names of the saints worshipped in the West in its calendar. "This process is not completed, it has only started," head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said on the Church and the World program on the Rossiya-24 TV channel. As was reported, in early March the Moscow Patriarchate included in its calendar St. Patrick and 15 ancient saints glorified in the countries of Europe before the church schism of 1054. St. Patrick the Enlightener of Ireland was among them. It was decided...
  • 'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

    03/27/2017 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/27/17 | Scott Malone
    Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. In January, the 181-year-old Upper Manhattan graduate school, whose architecture evokes London's Westminster Abbey, turned away about 1,000 people from a lecture on mass incarceration. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president, she has never seen such crowds. "The election of Trump has been a clarion call to progressives in the Protestant and Catholic churches in America to move out...
  • German Cardinal Marx Suggests Lay-Run Parishes

    03/27/2017 6:35:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Instead of closing parishes because of a shortage of priests, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has proposed to appoint lay people to administer parishes. Cardinal Marx said that lay-run parishes would provide the German archdiocese with a way of remaining visible locally despite the clergy shortage. The local Church is most significant, he said. We would waste a great many opportunities if we were to withdraw from our territorial roots. Cardinal Marxwho is president of the German bishops conference, and a member of the Council of Cardinals advising Pope Francissaid that the Church should explore new ways to involve lay...
  • The Vatican and China Reach a Promising Accord

    03/27/2017 6:15:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 3/27/17 | Victor Gaetan
    Compared in terms of state territory, economic power, or nuclear might, no two places differ more than China and Vatican City, the worlds largest and smallest countries. But measured as two empires with indelible historical presence, communal identity, and cultural wealth, China and the Holy See share a lotincluding a sense of time in which decades are a standard planning unit rather than weeks or months. That is why Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis apparent resolution of a 70-year-old power struggle over who has the right to select Catholic bishops is so noteworthy. As part of its effort...
  • 2017 03 26 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Time of the Signs"(video)

    03/27/2017 6:18:22 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Mar 26, 2017 | John Haller
    In this week's update entitled "Times of the Signs" John explores several pertinent topics, including the question of the Mark of the Beast, the terror attack in England (and the subsequent left-leaning commentary which gets destroyed by a free-thinking commentator in a video John shows) as well as the issues facing Israel. The situation in Israel, the proposed two-state solution and the constant battering of her people on the issue of human rights has finally reached a pinnacle at the UN. Watch and smile as a speaker takes to task several countries and addresses the UN President, asking "Where are...
  • Pope Francis: Will June Be the Turning Point?

    03/27/2017 1:41:29 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 6 replies
    Monday Vatican ^ | March 27, 2017 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    A series of clues points to June as a possible turning point in Pope Francis’s pontificate. After four years the Pope might finally give definitive shape to his Church, and this coming June might be the right month. That the Pope wanted June to be a free month can be noticed by the fact that the trip to Egypt was – according to sources – initially scheduled June 11-12. Then suddenly, the Pope moved it up to April 28-29. He will leave right after the 18th meeting of the Council of Cardinals, scheduled for April 24-26, and before the trip...
  • Mexicans Who Help Build Donald Trumps Wall Are Traitors, Top Archdiocese Says

    03/26/2017 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2017 | Reuters
    Mexicans who help build President Donald Trumps planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the countrys biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has strained relations between Trump and the Mexican government. Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be...
  • Gay Activists Target IBM Over Christian Senior Executive

    03/26/2017 6:51:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/23/17 | Trey Elmore
    The same person was forced to step down from a Christian organization last year at his previous employerSYDNEY ( - Tech company IBM is coming under fire from gay rights extremists over their employment of a managing partner associated with a conservative Christian group. Mark Allaby sits on the board of a Christian internship program called Lachlan Macquarie Institute, and was asked last year to step down from Pricewaterhouse Coopers owing to his affiliation with the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). In a tweet on Monday, gay activist Michael Barnett criticized IBM in Australia for employing "anti-LGBT" people, while pointing out...
  • VIDEO: Card. Burke about the Future of the Five Dubia about Amoris Laetitia

    03/25/2017 1:57:35 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 10 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | March 25, 2017 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Virginia (which if I am not mistaken was built by my my friend Fr. James Gould), another Raymond, Card. Burke, answered a question about the Five Dubia submitted by the Four Cardinals about the infamous objectively murky bits of Amoris laetitia.The Dubia That Won’t Die.So far, Pope Francis has not given any clear answer to the Five Dubia, though surrogates (e.g., Card. Schoenborn, Card. Coccopalmerio, et al.) have thrown up smoke screens and misdirections which we were supposed to accept as adequate explanations of the objectively murky bits.  Others have flat out denied that there...
  • Knights of Malta. The Mystery of Those 30 Million Swiss Francs

    03/24/2017 6:29:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | 3/23/17 | Sandro Magister
    The saga of the Knights of Malta has been expanded with a new chapter, staged by the Grand Chancellor of the order, the baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, in an interview in the widely read German newspaper Bild on March 16. In the interview, conducted by Nikolaus Harbusch, a well-known journalist who specializes in financial crimes, the Grand Chancellor conformed that at the beginning of this month the order received the first installments of a donation of 30 million Swiss francs, after verifying the correct provenance of the sum and the reliability of the person with whom on March 1...
  • Our Lady of the Atonement and the future of the Ordinariates

    03/24/2017 4:01:12 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 6 replies
    Fr. Hunwicke's Enrichment Blog ^ | March 21, 2017 | Fr. Hunwicke
    Brilliant News!!! The Holy See has directed that the Texan parish of Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio is, with effect from today, part of the Ordinariate of the Chair of S Peter, the American Ordinariate. 'Atonement' was the first (in 1983) of the parishes set up to perpetuate within the Roman Unity groups adhering to their Anglican Liturgy, Spirituality, and theological tradition. It was spectacularly successful, under its dynamic and charismatic Pastor Fr Christopher Phillips. When the Ordinariates were set up, the position of parishes adhering to the 'Anglican Use', but operating as units within ordinary dioceses,...
  • Clarity from Vancouver about Communion for the Divorced and Civilly Remarried [Catholic Caucus]

    03/24/2017 12:56:59 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | March 21, 2017 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf / Fr. Pablo Santa Maria
    It’s great to have some clarity for a change. Of course each dose of clarity makes the general confusion which some are fomenting more exasperating. Nevertheless, it’s great to have some clarity for a change. At the page of the Cathedral of the Holy Rosary in Vancouver we find some clarity from Fr. Pablo Santa Maria.  Of course this would not have been published without the knowledge and consent of Archbishop Miller, who is very solid. Communion, Marriage and DivorceMar 16, 2017[QUAERITUR: …] Who can receive Holy Communion at Mass? None of us are truly worthy of such a great...

    03/24/2017 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Center For Public Theology ^ | MAR 22 2017 | OWEN STRACHAN
    Tim Keller was just about to receive the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness from Princeton Theological Seminary. Now, due to public pressure, the seminary has just announced that Keller will not receive the Kuyper Prize. According to sources cited by Religion News Service, the fact that Keller holds complementarian views discredits him from the honor: In these difficult days, when our president says that womens genitalia is up for grabs by any man with power and influence, I hoped that my denomination would stand up for women, loud and clear, author Carol Howard Merritt...
  • America Prayer Vigil [Prayer] 3/24/2017

    03/24/2017 9:18:15 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies ^ | 3/24/2017 | APV Prayer Team
    Father, we come to you in prayer with all the confusion and uncertainty surrounding our Country's collective life, and in our personal lives. Please protect our leaders who are trying earnestly to do what is right for our country. Let those who lie, cheat and steal from us in the name of 'serving' be exposed for what they are. We pray for a cloak of protection for our elected President, Donald Trump, and for the people who surround him. Protect and comfort his family. Guide him in this enormous task he has taken on. Amen
  • Russia, France Need to Pool Efforts to Protect World from Globalism, Islamic Fundamentalism; Le Pen

    03/24/2017 8:26:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/24/17
    Moscow, March 24, Interfax - The world is facing two increasingly serious threats today, Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front and a presidential candidate, said on Friday. "This new world taking shape right before our eyes now is already facing two gigantic, monumental challenges, namely globalism and Islamic fundamentalism," Le Pen said at a meeting with members of the Russian State Duma international affairs committee in Moscow. Islamic fundamentalism is delivering blows to peace and security by committing acts of terrorism, she said. As far as globalism is concerned, all trade is supposed to be tightly regulated,...
  • Bombshell from Vatican: Benedict and Francis "in complete disagreement", "never talk to one another"

    03/24/2017 3:51:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | March 23, 2017 | Andrew Parrish
    (ROME) – Speaking at a March 16th conference in Limburg, Germany, the long-time Vatican correspondent Andreas Englisch has delivered an explosive allegation: In contradiction of public appearances, Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “are in complete disagreement” and “never speak to one another.” The Pope Emeritus has apparently stated that he only appears in public “at the explicit request of Pope Francis.” What is shown on these occasions, Englisch continues, is “only the pretense of friendship.”No official transcript of the press conference is yet available, but Giuseppe Nardi, another well-known Vaticanist who was in attendance, says that Englisch continued...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 23, 2017 [prayer]

    03/23/2017 6:21:57 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 31 replies
    APV prayer team ^ | March 23, 2017
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Pope: 'Current Migration Crisis Greatest Tragedy After WW2'

    03/22/2017 1:57:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 3/22/17
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called for an ongoing commitment to welcome and integrate forced migrants and refugees and described the current migration phenomenon as the worlds greatest tragedy after the Second World War. Speaking on Wednesday to crowds gathered in St. Peters Square for the weekly General Audience, the Pope also continued his catechesis on Christian hope and appealed to the faithful to re-discover the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Church Official Believes Lenin Will be Buried Sooner or Later

    03/22/2017 12:56:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/21/17
    Moscow, March 22, Interfax - The Russian Church official is sure that Lenin's body should be buried when there are enough preconditions for it. "I believe that Lenin certainly should be moved out and I am sure this question will be settled sooner or later," head of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations Vladimir Legoyda said on air Dozhd TV channel. According to him, it will take place "when it doesn't give grounds for splits." Legoyda does not agree that "sometimes they make a touchstone of it: if you are an Orthodox Christian, you should demand to...
  • The Church of England Has Sent a Clear Message to Its Conservative Churchgoers You're Not Wanted

    03/22/2017 5:11:30 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Andrew Sabisky
    The treatment of Bishop Philip North, an Anglo-Catholic, shows the Church's prospects for unity are grim. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the Church of England is at it again. Fresh off a truly disastrous session of General Synod (the Church's parliament), it has plunged itself headlong into further public ignominy.The latest disaster concerns Bishop Philip North, currently the Bishop of Burnley. He was chosen by the bureaucracy to be the new Bishop of Sheffield (a promotion from suffragan to diocesan status). Bishop North, however, is a traditionalist Anglo-Catholic, one of a sizable minority within...
  • Vatican Releases Schedule for Pope's Fatima Visit [Catholic Caucus]

    03/22/2017 4:58:12 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | March 20, 2017 | Devin Sean Watkins
    (Vatican Radio)  The Vatican has released the schedule of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Fatima in Portugal, due to take place on 12-13 May. The Holy Father will arrive on Saturday by plane at the Monte Real air base in the afternoon, where he will be welcomed by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. He will then travel by helicopter to the Stadium of Fatima before travelling by car to the Fatima Shrine. Whilst there, the Pope will pray at the Chapel of the Apparitions, greet pilgrims present, and recite the Holy Rosary with them. On Sunday, Pope Francis will meet with...
  • Are Christians Too Nice? Why Christians need to stop being wimps

    03/21/2017 3:42:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Daniel J. Phillips
    In a piece over at Fox News, Larry Alex Taunton argued that evangelicals need to stop being wimps. (A glance at the URL suggests that the writers original title may have been a bit saltier.) Taunton makes a vividly argued case.As an example of wimpiness, he adduces Barnabas Piper, famous for being the son of John Piper. Writing at WORLD, Piper reassured the world that hed not eat at Chick-fil-A to support a fellow-believer targeted by gay agenda activists et al for the compounded crimes of (a) being a Christian (b) out-loud and (c) in public. Piper was very...
  • Jesus's tomb unveiled after $4m restoration

    03/21/2017 3:02:14 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/21/17 | Harriet Sherwood
    The restored tomb in which Jesuss body is believed to have been interred after his crucifixion will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalems Old City on Wednesday. If the intervention hadnt happened now, there is a very great risk that there could have been a collapse, Bonnie Burnham of the World Monuments Fund, which had oversight of the project, told Associated Press. This is a complete transformation of the monument. The delicate restoration was carried out by a team of about 50 experts from the National Technical University, which previously worked...
  • Fra. Cristoforo: Cardinal Muller told Dubia Cardinals Formal Correction would risk Schism

    03/21/2017 4:31:33 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | March 20, 2017 | Unknown
    Once again breaking news in Novus Ordo Land: The Roman Novus Ordo cleric who goes by the pen name of Fra. Cristoforo (“Bro. Christopher”) has just published some additional information about the four “dubia cardinals” (Caffara, Brandmuller, Meisner, and Burke) and why the previously announced “formal correction of the Pope” has been scrapped.Last week, after Fra. Cristoforo had revealed that the formal correction was not going to happen, Vatican journalist Edward Pentin sent out some tweets (see here and here) contradicting the claim, saying that the information was not correct and the formal correction was “still on.” Fra. Cristoforo, however,...
  • Anonymity, Disinformation, and Trust: The Fra Cristoforo Effect

    03/21/2017 4:28:57 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | March 20, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    I have a growing sense that we’ve entered a new phase in the war for the soul of Catholicism. I have the distinct impression that the enemies of truth and goodness within the Church have been displeased with the effectiveness of a handful of feisty publications in exposing their anti-Catholic agenda at nearly every turn. I think of something Bishop Athanasius Schneider said concerning the first Synod on Marriage and Family in 2014: That in the very bosom of the Church, there are people who undermine the teaching of Our Lord became an obvious fact and one for the whole world to...
  • 2017 03 19 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Webs of Lies and Ties"(video)

    03/20/2017 5:50:04 PM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Mar 19, 2017 | John Haller
    The adversary is a master at spinning truth in lies and deceit. As a result, those who are not grounded in the Word have tremendous difficulty discerning the difference between God's truth and man's truth, creating a web of confusion and distraction. In this week's update, John brings us up to date on issues in the world, including the recent movement toward the idea that each person must determine their own gender-identity (as opposed to it being determined by physical and DNA attributes), plus of folks into the churches without worry about their Middle East, including Turkey's planned expansion and...
  • The Moscow Patriarchate Believes Lenin's Burial is Untimely

    03/20/2017 5:37:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/17/17
    Moscow, March 17, Interfax - Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate calls extremely untimely the idea to bury Lenin's body and urges to introduce a moratorium on a war against political symbols in Russia. "We understand that his presence on Red Square has nothing to do with Christian traditions. But we can raise a question about reburial only when a campaign on decommunization and desovietization is stopped in the post-Soviet territory. And afterwards, when we pose this question, we should base only on religious, not political grounds," first deputy chairman of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media relations, PhD...
  • Will The Correction Come? Keeping The Faith In The Age Of The Kitten Cardinal [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 12:35:17 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | March 17, 2017 | Mundabor
    Will, then, the famous correction come? Fra Cristoforo says it won’t.Edward Pentin says it will. I quote the Bible:  Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. I will be very glad if the correction comes. I will be moderately sad if it doesn’t. But one way or the other my faith will not be shaken, my days will go on exactly in the same way and my salvation will not be directly influenced by it.I believe in God, the Father Almighty. I do not believe in four Cardinals. As...
  • Pope Francis to priests: Do not be afraid to call on exorcists

    03/20/2017 11:16:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AOL News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Grant Suneson, Newsy
    Pope Francis gets a lot of attention for his modern views on Catholicism, but he's now backing an ancient and controversial practice in the church. The pope told priests that they should be willing to call on an exorcist if they feel it's warranted, but they should make sure the person is actually possessed first. There are no official statistics, but exorcisms are reportedly on the rise at least in the U.S. Father Vincent Lampert of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said, "The problem isn't that the devil has upped his game, but more people are willing to play it."...
  • Pope's Egypt visit offers chance to improve Catholic-Muslim ties

    03/18/2017 8:14:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 18, 2017 | 10:45am EDT | Gavin Jones
    Pope Francis will make a trip to Egypt next month, the Vatican said on Saturday, giving the pontiff another opportunity to promote better relations between Catholics and Muslims. Francis has accepted an invitation to Cairo on April 28-29 from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Catholic bishops, the pope of the Coptic church of Alexandria and the countrys highest Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, the Vatican said in a statement. Christians, mostly Orthodox Copts, account for about 10 percent of Egypts population, which is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim. Sectarian violence sometimes erupts over disputes on issues related to church building, religious conversions and interfaith relationships....
  • Trump is right: France is no longer France

    03/17/2017 6:39:00 AM PDT · by high info voter · 24 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 3/17/2017 | Giulio Meotti
    Paris is no longer Paris, US President Donald Trump recently said. A few days later, the New York Times ran a story entitled As Frances Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in Frenchness. But the liberal newspaper refused to testify about the real metamorphosis of the French landscape. That is perfectly summarized by a book entitled Will the Church Bells Ring Tomorrow?, in which Philippe de Villiers writes that France, the eldest daughter of the Catholic Church, is turning into the eldest daughter of Islam. Trump was right. A 2,200-page report, entitled Suburbs of the Republic, commissioned by the French...
  • Boston St. Patricks Parade Admits Gay Group After Death Threats

    03/16/2017 8:18:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    OUTVETS has been re-admitted after the parade council was threatened and bullied by gay activistsMass Resistance and the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts have received multiple reports from within the Allied War Veterans Council organizers of Boston's Saint Patrick's Day Parade that the homosexual group OUTVETS was admitted to the 2017 parade only after numerous threats of violent protests disrupting the parade, potentially causing injuries and worse, were directed at Council members on social media. Reports were also received that the Boston Police found these threats to be credible, and told Council members that they could not guarantee...
  • Turkish FM Warns of Religion Wars in Europe in Remarks on Dutch Elections

    03/16/2017 8:10:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 3/16/17 | Anatalya
    Europe will soon be the site of “religion wars,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 16, in Ankara’s first comment on the general elections in the Netherlands that saw the victory of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal VVD. “Now the election is over in the Netherlands ... “When you look at the many parties you see there is no difference between the social democrats and fascist [Geert] Wilders. All have the same mentality. Where will you go? Where are you taking Europe? You have begun to collapse Europe. You are dragging Europe into the abyss. Holy wars will soon...
  • European Court Upholds Employers Ban on All Workplace Religious Displays

    03/16/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The European Court of Justice has ruled that an employer can ban the wearing of the Islamic veil, but the courts ruling could also be used to justify a ban on the wearing of a crucifix or other Christian religious item. In a case that arose when a Belgian firm fired a Muslim woman for continuing to wear her veil, the Court ruled that a workplace rule was not discriminatory because it did not single out any religious faith. The firm had set a policy that prohibited employees from wearing in the workplace visible signs of political, philosophical, or religious...
  • One Man, Close to the Pope, Responsible for So Much Evil in the Vatican [Catholic Caucus]

    03/16/2017 12:56:50 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 15, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    March 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — His name is Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, and he hails from Pope Francis’ homeland of Argentina. He was ordained in 1968 as a priest in the diocese of Rome, then as a bishop in 2001. He has an anti-capitalist worldview and is opposed to traditional doctrine. He is the chancellor of two Vatican dicasteries: the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Sources in the Vatican say he has a rather vicious streak, and we experienced it firsthand when our Rome correspondent interviewed Sorondo after a Feb. 27-March 1 conference on “Biological...
  • When the Spirit of the Age Has a Cosmic Tantrum - Hatred Off the Charts

    03/16/2017 10:18:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | 3/16/17 | Jill Martin Rische
    Whoever thought an entire country could disappear down the rabbit hole? If only we were headed to Wonderland, like Alice and her rabbit! But America is going someplace far darker. The spirit of this age is furious and we are seeing a cosmic tantrum. Hatred Off the Charts Who could imagine that witches cursing Trump would be a top headline on Fox News or that media outlets would actually print the spell, with handy hints on how to curse your President? In what reality does assassination lunacy go mainstream? America -- and now the world -- has lost its collective...
  • Federal Court: 1964 Civil Rights Act Does Not Bar Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

    03/15/2017 6:00:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    A US circuit court in Georgia has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, does not by that fact prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In November 2016, a federal district court in Pennsylvania reached a different conclusion in a similar case. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has argued that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a kind of sex discrimination. 11th Circuit: Title VII Does Not Bar Sexual Orientation Discrimination (Religion Clause)
  • Iraqi Christians Ask EU to Support the Creation of a Nineveh Plain Province

    03/15/2017 5:55:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    European Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Marco Gombacci
    Nineveh Plein is the area in North Iraq where more than 120.000 Christians had to escape in face of ISIS offensive in August 2014. They went to Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region of Iraq and they have been living now in refugee camps for more than two years. Christianity has been present in the Nineveh Plain where Mosul, Qaraqosh and Bashiqa are located since the first century. Now, the return of Christian communities to their home in the Nineveh Plain is a concrete problem. If we dont go back home, from where Daesh banished us, Christianity in Iraq...
  • Pro-Abort Speaker at Vatican Conf: Pope has Done More for Global Warming Movement than Anyone

    03/15/2017 5:48:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/14/17 | Claire Chretien
    VATICAN, March 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The father of the population control movement, Paul Ehrlich, told a Vatican conference that he thinks Pope Francis is "the person in the world [who] has done more" than others to "initiate work" to fight climate change. Ehrlich was a speaker at the Biological Extinction conference, sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Pro-life Catholics expressed concern over Ehrlich being invited to present. He holds many views contrary to the Catholic Church's teaching, including support for forced abortion and sterilization.Ehrlich has made inflammatory statements about the hierarchy...
  • The Ongoing Discussion about Pope Benedict XVIs Resignation Receives New Fuel

    03/15/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 4 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | March 13, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Since the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI in February of 2013, speculations have never fully ceased as to whether he was pressured to do so, after all, in order to make way for a more progressive-leaning pontiff. Archbishop Luigi Negri has now given new fuel to this debate in a recent 6 March interview, as reported by John-Henry Westen at LifeSiteNews: An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI says the former pope decided to resign as a result of “tremendous pressure.”Archbishop Luigi Negri, who says he has visited Pope Benedict “several times” since his resignation in 2013, is the...
  • Mosul Church Turned into ISIS Police Base

    03/14/2017 6:59:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Asharq Al Aswat ^ | 3/10/17 | AFP
    Mosul-The elegant columns of a west Mosul church stand plastered with ISIS propaganda after the jihadists infamous religious police took over the Christian place of worship. The sign above the door of Um al-Mauna (Our Mother of Perpetual Help) in Iraqs second city reads Chaldean Catholic church, but its jihadist occupants had other ideas. No entry, by order of ISIS Hesba Division (the religious police), they wrote on the buildings outside wall. The church was an important office for the authorities tasked with making sure (Mosul) residents had a beard, wore short robes and followed their extremist convictions, says Lieutenant...
  • Ides of March Maddow Prayer for Trump

    03/14/2017 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 14 2017 | Sontagged
    Lord Jesus: We take authority in Your Name Lord over this supposed tax return release of President Trump's tax returns. Lord God, quell the wickedness in high places that we are wrestling with now: shut the mouths of every lie spoken against the President, and may the truth of the motives of those who say they are releasing these supposed tax returns be revealed for all Americans to see. The wicked plans of the NWO Uniparty liars are abhorrent to You, Lord God; we believe they are whom You laugh at in derision in Psalm 2... expose, unveil and reveal...
  • Irreconcilable Differences: Conservatives and Liberals Are Worlds Apart on Worldview

    03/14/2017 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Boomer · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dr. Richard Land
    If it wasnt already clear during the November election and in the months since the inauguration, conservatives and liberals have some irreconcilable differences when it comes to their outlook on the world, especially when it comes to who God is, the inerrancy of the Bible, the definition of success and the meaning of life.
  • Is Pope Francis Really a Pop Pope?

    03/13/2017 1:34:32 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 14 replies
    Monday Vatican ^ | March 13, 2017 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Last week Rolling Stone magazine (Italian edition) put Pope Francis on the cover with the description A Pop Pope. This is the umpteenth proof that the secular world loves Pope Francis. The striking fact, however, lies in the motivation behind the Pope making this magazine cover, as was the case back in 2013 when Time magazine elected Pope Francis Man of the Year.The cover was explained this way: Rolling Stone celebrates Pope Francis who has conquered young people with his words of attention toward the least and the poorest, with his close attention to regular people, with a decidedly popular...
  • The plot against the Pope (What is going on and why)

    03/13/2017 9:23:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 03-12-2017 | Damian Thompson
    On the first Saturday in February, the people of Rome awoke to find the city covered in peculiar posters depicting a scowling Pope Francis. Underneath were written the words: Ah, Francis, you have intervened in Congregations, removed priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of the Immaculate, ignored Cardinals but where is your mercy? The reference to mercy was a jibe that any Catholic could understand. Francis had just concluded his Year of Mercy, during which the church was instructed to reach out to sinners in a spirit of radical forgiveness. But it was also a year in...
  • 2017 03 12 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Unintended Consequences" (video)

    03/13/2017 8:37:08 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 3/13/17 | John Haller
    From drought to deluge, from clean energy to polluted waters, people in our world are "shacking up" with lies from the pit of hell served up by our adversary. Evangelicals and Catholics are shacking up with each other to create an ecumenical movement; The women's movement is "shacking up" with Islam, bowing toward Mecca during the call to prayer; Russian and Iran are "shacking up" with each other in what is likely a prophetic alignment with significant implications; And millions are "shacking up" with Paul Young and his deceptions in a movie that is leading many to a false sense...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update March 12th, 2017(video)

    03/13/2017 8:27:24 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 3/13/17 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. zeros in on the meeting between Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russias President Vladimir Putin, painting a prophetic picture of the pre-tribulation rapture on the canvass of typology from the book of Esther.