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  • Bishop Fellay: SSPX ‘Does Not Seek Primarily a Canonical Recognition’

    06/29/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The superior general of the Society of St. Pius X said in a June 29 statement that the Society “does not seek primarily a canonical recognition.” “In the great and painful confusion that currently reigns in the Church, the proclamation of Catholic doctrine requires the denunciation of errors that have made their way into it and are unfortunately encouraged by a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself,” said Bishop Bernard Fellay. The prelate’s new statement comes one month after he expressed optimism about an accord between the Vatican and the Society, which was founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre....
  • Supreme Court Justice Alito: 'Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern'

    06/29/2016 1:50:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/29/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign” for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent. Alito was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas, falling one justice short of the four needed for the...
  • Who May Speak, After Orlando?

    06/29/2016 9:37:44 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 23 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Who has a right to speak out about homosexuality after the Orlando Gay Bar massacre, and what should be said? It is tempting for Christians who hold to the biblical condemnation of homosexuality to go silent, but is that right? One group that does not hesitate is ISIS, which from the beginning has openly claimed responsibility, describing the gunman as one of its heroic fighters. Various Islamic spokesmen, like Fahad Qureshi, admitted in 2013 that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held even by “moderate” Muslims. Just weeks before Orlando, Muslim cleric Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, during a...
  • Mainline Christian Denomination Praying to Allah?

    06/29/2016 6:04:50 AM PDT · by Lera · 121 replies
    CBN ^ | 6/28/16
    The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. is raising eyebrows after lifting up prayers to Allah at its General Assembly meeting last week. "Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path - the path of all prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad." These were the words that rang out over the congregation at The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA meeting in Portland, Oregon. Wajidi Said, co-founder of the Muslim Education Trust, led the attendees in the prayer to the Islamic deity - a move arranged by the Ecumenical and Interfaith...
  • Who May Speak, After Orlando?

    06/28/2016 2:49:28 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 10 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 06/28/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Who May Speak, after Orlando? Who has a right to speak out about homosexuality after the Orlando Gay Bar massacre, and what should be said? It is tempting for Christians who hold to the biblical condemnation of homosexuality to go silent, but is that right? One group that does not hesitate is ISIS, which from the beginning has openly claimed responsibility, describing the gunman as one of its heroic fighters. Various Islamic spokesmen, like Fahad Qureshi, admitted in 2013 that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held even by “moderate” Muslims. Just weeks before Orlando, Muslim cleric...
  • Key #NeverTrump Leader Announces He's Now #MaybeTrump

    06/28/2016 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Matt Barber, one of the founding members of the #NeverTrump faction, has said he's glad he attended the gathering of evangelical leaders in New York City last week to meet with Donald Trump. The founder and editor of BarbWire.com was an early and enthusiastic supporter of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican presidential primary. But he recently wrote about his experience in The Big Apple for his website, noting the experience has moved him away from #NeverTrump to #MaybeTrump: For better or worse, this election has come down to two people: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Anyone who...
  • Benedict Endorses Pope Francis in Unprecedented Vatican Ceremony

    06/28/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/28/16 | AP
    Backing from retired pope at event to mark his 65th year as a priest may help Francis gain favour among church conservativesBenedict XVI has endorsed Pope Francis’s ministry in an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pontiff honouring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The ceremony in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid continued nostalgia from some conservatives for the former’s tradition-minded papacy. Francis had invited the entire Vatican Curia, or bureaucracy, to celebrate Benedict’s anniversary, and prelates turned out in...
  • Vatican Disputes Report of 'Takeover' at Joseph Ratzinger Foundation

    06/28/2016 10:15:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Vatican has issued a statement denying an Italian media report that Pope Francis has taken control of a foundation established by Pope Benedict XVI to promote theological studies. The Joseph Ratzinger- Benedict XVI Foundation was set up in 2010, and organize conferences and provide scholarships for theologians. The foundation was endowed by the funds generated by royalties from the many published works of Benedict XVI. However, the Vatican press office pointed out, from its inception the foundation was designed to be controlled by the Roman Pontiff, so that when Benedict XVI resigned and Pope Francis succeeded him, the control...
  • Moscow Patriarchate Tells Constantinople Democracy is Irrelevant in Church Life

    06/28/2016 10:08:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/27/16
    Moscow, June 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church reminds the Constantinople Patriarchate about incomparability of democracy traditions with taking decisions at the Council. The discussion started with the words of the Constantinople archbishop who made it clear that all decisions taken by the inter-Orthodox Council on Crete would be compulsory for all Orthodox Churches, including those who did not participate in it. "You come from a democracy. Everyone can vote. Now some people choose not to vote. Does that mean you don't live in a democracy?" Archbishop Job of Telmessos said resuming the results of the session on Friday...
  • Pope Says Gays and Others Marginalized by Church Deserve Apology

    06/27/2016 9:47:02 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who told a conference in Dublin in the days after the deadly Orlando gay club attack that the church owes an apology to gays for having marginalized them. Francis responded with a variation of his famous "Who am I to judge?" comment and a repetition of church teaching that gays must not be...
  • Does Whoopi Goldberg Understand What 'Pro-Life' Actually Means?

    06/27/2016 8:36:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 27, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    Monday’s The View opened by discussing this morning’s Supreme Court decision to rule against Texas abortion clinic safety regulations. The panel praised the decision as a victory for women’s rights to “privacy” while co-host Joy Behar said that the pro-lifers were “just chipping away” at Roe V. Wade. Whoopi Goldberg said she was “thrilled” about the ruling before strangely claiming she was “pro-life;” even claiming that all of the ladies on the show were “pro-life,” they just happened to be for “a woman’s right to choose.” Say what? The Supreme Court’s decision was celebrated by most of the panelists on...
  • Gay Catholic Groups Want the Vatican to Do More Than Apologize

    06/27/2016 5:51:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/27/16 | Jim Yardley
    ROME — Leaders of gay Catholic groups on Monday praised Pope Francis for saying that all Christians and the Roman Catholic Church owed an apology to gays for previous mistreatment, even as the groups called on the church to take more concrete steps to repudiate past teachings and condemn anti-gay violence. Streaking across the sky on Sunday night in his papal airliner, returning from a visit to Armenia, Francis also visibly winced, momentarily overcome with emotion, when a journalist, Cindy Wooden, mentioned the recent attack at an Orlando gay nightclub and noted that Christians are sometimes blamed for stigmatizing homosexuals....
  • The Ecumenical Consequences of the Peace

    06/27/2016 9:35:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    First Things ^ | 06-24-2016 | Carl R. Trueman
    Many readers of this blog will be blissfully unaware of a storm that erupted recently among conservative Protestants over the doctrine of the Trinity. For those interested in the details, Christianity Today offers a good account of the issues here. As the dust now settles, it is clear that a number of influential evangelical theologians have for decades been advocating a view of the Trinity that radically subordinates the Son to the Father in eternity and often rejects the idea of eternal generation. They have used this revised doctrine of God to argue for the subordination of women to men...
  • Globalists Get Punched In The Face: Brexit Wins

    06/27/2016 8:35:49 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/24/16 | Gary
    In an amazing and unexpected turn of events the Brexit vote actually passed despite a massive and coordinated effort by the powers that be, EU bureaucrats, Obama, and major corporations to prevent it.  Yesterday the betting odds favored Remain with an astonishing 84%, yet they were all wrong. Leave won 52 to 48. I can't begin to tell you the significance of this, suffice to say I think things may speed up substantially in the realm of Bible prophecy for the following reasons: 1. The EU is seemingly coming apart with other minority parties in other countries calling for...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – June 26th, 2016 (video)

    06/26/2016 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 24 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. explains why the UK vote to leave the EU has profound prophetic implications
  • PROPHETIC SIGNS JUN 26, 2016 - IS THE BREXIT STARTING AN AVALANCHE? (video)

    06/26/2016 12:52:32 PM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    The UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU and the government of Great Britain has to invoke article 50 of the EU to start the exit progress .... Italy, France, Netherland and Denmark also want a referendum to let people decide about staying or leaving the EU .... the Antichrist is already working behind the scene to set things in motion .... the global market lost 2.1 trillion dollars which will have a major effect world-wide .... Supreme Court blocks Obama's immigration plan .... Clinton wants to open borders and have a borderless North-America .... Democrats in California...
  • 2016 06 26 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Heading for the Exits" (video)

    06/26/2016 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Lera · 10 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | John Haller
    In a historic vote, Britain voted to leave the EU. That single effort by the English people has set off a tidal wave of events that has sent ripples through world markets and spurred similar efforts in many nation states throughout the European Union. The British, in essence, have decided to "Exit Stage Left." In the meantime, scientists have announced that they are now able to "improve" on the DNA sequence through replacement of defective strands of the very essence of life itself. Is this the new Tower of Babel? John thinks so, and once you understand the implications of...
  • Council Accepts Proposal of the Church of Greece to Revise Controversial Text (Pan-Orthodox synod)

    06/26/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 06-25-2016 | Staff
    A proposal by the Church of Greece was unanimously accepted by the Local Churches at the Council in Crete which removes any reference to "recognizing" the historical existence of other Churches. Here is the statement of the Holy Synod of the Church Greece: "Pertaining to the important text regarding the relations of the Orthodox Church to the rest of the Christian world, the representatives of the Church of Greece observed the spirit of the hierarchy and suggested the following change to paragraph 6: instead of "The Orthodox Church recognizes the historical existence of other Christian Churches and Confessions," it will...
  • 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; Grover’s 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...
  • Mexican Bishop and His Clergy: We Will Go to Jail Rather than Bless Gay ‘Marriages’

    06/26/2016 5:45:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/25/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    June 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Following a declaration by the Mexican Supreme Court nullifying state laws prohibiting “marriage” to people of the same sex, Nuevo Laredo Bishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega has issued his own declaration along with the clergy of his diocese, assuring the faithful that he will suffer imprisonment rather than cooperate with such unions. “They can’t require an institution like this Church to go against its principles,” the archdiocesan clergy are quoted as saying in various local and national news reports. “Let the Supreme Court send the bishops and the priests to jail, whomever they want, but the...
  • Catholic Institutions Cleared the Path for the Latest Assault on Religious Freedom

    06/26/2016 5:28:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 6/24/16 | Phil Lawler
    As a result of the latest federal ruling against religious freedom—and pending the result of what seems an inevitable court challenge— Catholic churches in California are now required to provide abortion coverage in their employees’ health-insurance programs. The US Catholic bishops are rightly outraged. It's easy to blame the Obama administration, which has been so consistently hostile to the claims of religious freedom. But probe a little deeper, and you realize that the American Catholic bishops themselves deserve a goodly part of the blame, for a failure to implement a clear Vatican directive 25 years ago. This week’s ruling from...
  • Europe Prefers Esau to Jacob...immigration crisis pt 5

    The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob…(Malachi 1:1-2)All of Europe and all throughout Russia were places which once teemed with communities of Jews. Moses predicted that the Jews would be scattered to the very ends of the earth, because of their national sins, but most of world Jewry spent their long exile (70 AD – 1948 AD) in Europe. Jewish life continued its precarious existence in spite of...
  • Catholic Priests in Montreal Banned from Being Alone with Children

    06/25/2016 7:34:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/24/16 | Harriet Sherwood
    New policy, which includes church workers and volunteers, intended as ‘safety net’ against allegations of sex abuse, but critics say move is ‘too little, too late’Catholic priests in Montreal will be banned from being alone with children to provide a “safety net” against allegations of abuse. Archbishop Christian Lepine has issued a decree to implement the policy, which also covers lay workers and volunteers. According to the decree, the move was to “ensure the safety and integrity of the people to whom we bring the Gospel message and offer our pastoral care”. But, it added, it was also “to preserve...
  • Francis is the Pope Until the Pope Says He’s 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 Bergoglio’s “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 Ann’s...
  • Catholic Bishops Blast Obama Admin for Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic Bishops Blast Obama Admin for Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions The leading pro-life spokesmen for the Catholic bishops are blasting an Obama administration decision revoking federal protection for chruches in California forced to pay for abortions. As LifeNews reported, churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration.The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state...
  • The Conservative Episcopalian Mess

    06/24/2016 11:05:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    Touchstone ^ | 06-19-2016 | S. M. Hutchens
    For more than thirty years now I have been an observer and sometime participant in what I will here call the conservative Episcopalian mess. The departure of more orthodox Episcopalians from an apostatizing mainstream headed by weak and clownish English archbishops and astoundingly aggressive heretics in North America, contained no real surprises, for this is the predictable fruit of religious liberalism hatched upon an ignorant, passive, and venal laity, that we have seen in other major Protestant churches, and from which modern Roman Catholicism, especially under a Nice Pope, is unlikely to be much of a refuge. What I have...
  • This Black Pastor Says His 'Attitude Changed' on Donald Trump After Meeting With 900 Evangelicals

    06/24/2016 10:42:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Conservative evangelical bishop E.W. Jackson says that his "attitude" about Donald Trump changed as a result of Tuesday's meeting between Trump and hundreds of America's top evangelical leaders in New York City. Jackson, who is the founder of the conservative nonprofit S.T.A.N.D., said in a conference call during the meeting that he can now back the presumptive Republican nominee instead of just preferring him over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "What I am hoping we will see is the evangelical community unify around Donald Trump because we just don't have any choice," Jackson said. "I hope that there will be...
  • SCOTUS Immigration Ruling a ‘Huge Disappointment’ Say U.S. Catholic Bishops

    06/24/2016 10:28:28 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a strongly worded statement, the chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced Thursday’s Supreme Court decision that blocked the Obama administration’s executive action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, calling it a “huge disappointment.”
  • Vatican Denies Involvement in Chinese Bishop's Reversal on Patriotic Association

    06/24/2016 7:05:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    After Cardinal Joseph Zen protested the silence of Vatican officials in the wake of a shocking public statement by Shanghai's Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, the Vatican issued a short statement denying any role in the matter. Bishop Ma sent shock waves through the Catholic Church in China when he posted an apology on his blog for his "errors of words and deeds against the Patriotic Association." Bishop Ma had previously been a leading figure in opposition to the government-backed Patriotic Association; he had been under house arrest since announcing at his episcopal ordination that he was breaking from the group....
  • Miami Prelate Laments Persecution of Christians, Criticizes Bishop’s 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...
  • Pope Praises Armenia's Christian Past, but Avoids 'Genocide'

    06/24/2016 6:55:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/16 | AP
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis hailed Armenia's steadfast Christian heritage on Friday as he arrived in the former Soviet republic for a three-day visit to commemorate the centenary of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that the pope himself has called a "genocide." In a largely Orthodox land where Catholics are a minority, Armenians seemed genuinely honored to welcome a pope who has long championed the Armenian cause from his time as an archbishop in Argentina and now as leader of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. Small groups of residents lined his motorcade route, and a gaggle of schoolchildren wearing...
  • Ann Barnhardt dumps Francis, seeks Refuge in Benedict XVI

    06/23/2016 3:16:24 PM PDT · by SGNA · 66 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | June 20, 2016 | Novus Ordo Watch
    Barnhardt goes Resignationist...Ann Barnhardt dumps Francis,seeks Refuge in Benedict XVI She’s finally figured it out: Francis cannot be the Pope of the Catholic Church. The outspoken colorful controversialist Ann Barnhardt has announced on her web site that she can no longer hold that Francis is or ever was a true Pope, the Vicar of Christ. The reason for Miss Barnhardt’s change of mind is found in the very opening paragraphs of her blog post: It is now clear to me, and I feel it morally incumbent upon me given my position to publicly state that I believe Jorge Bergoglio,...
  • Melkite Church in "open rebellion"

    06/23/2016 11:15:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    ByzantineTexas ^ | 06-23-2016 | Fady Noun
    Beirut (AsiaNews) - The Greek-Catholic synod due to have taken place two days ago lacked a quorum, with the absence of 10 bishops. They accuse the Patriarch of having bankrupted the Church patrimony. The faithful are scandalized. The Congregation for Eastern Churches pushes for dialogue. The Greek-Catholic Patriarch Gregory III Laham announced last night that he will not resign from his patriarchal seat on the back of pressure from some rebel bishops who boycotted the synod which was to have opened two days ago on 20 June in Aïn Trez (Mount Lebanon), the summer seat of the patriarchate. He...
  • Work Begins to Try to Save Christianity’s Holiest Shrine: Jesus’ Tomb

    06/23/2016 6:44:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/20/16 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won’t be a simple patch-and-paint job. This is the alpha and omega of restoration projects. They are going to repair Jesus’ tomb — with titanium bolts. Over the next nine months, a team of Greek conservationists will restore the collapsing chapel built above and around the burial cave where the faithful believe that Jesus was buried and rose from the dead after the Crucifixion. To fix the chapel, which is buckling under its own weight, the crew will have to enter a few square meters of the...
  • In 'Shocking' Move, California Churches Forced to Cover Abortions

    06/23/2016 6:32:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled. Leaders with the U.S. bishops’ conference said it was “shocking” that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allowed the State of California to force all employers, including churches, to fund and facilitate elective abortions. “Even those who disagree on the issue of life should be able to respect the conscience rights of those...
  • MIDWEEK PROPHECY UPDATE JUN 22, 2016 - SIX DISEASES RETURN TO THE USA (video)

    06/22/2016 7:44:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Australia ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    Gaza Arabs demand UN stop Israel's anti-terror tunnel wall, Media, Palestinian Authority misleading about Palestinian Teen mistakenly killed in 'Stone Throwing' incident, Japan military on alert for possible North-Korean ballistic missile launch, Brexit supporters say they're worried about immigration but the real problems are deeper, World Refugee Day: 65 million people affected, say U.N stats, six diseases return to US as migration advocates celebrate 'World Refugee Day', Analysis: Immigrants costs taxpayers up to £17 billion a year, Muslim migrants a threat to the LGBT Community, Obama admin deletes ISIS references from Orlando 911 calls, Christians gather together to remember the...
  • Assassination attempt on head of Syrian Orthodox Church

    06/22/2016 4:12:21 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Independent | 06-21-2016 | Robert Fisk
    No excerpt per copyright issues and FR policy. The link to the article is below. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/syria-war-robert-fisk-patriarch-orthodox-church-ignatius-aphrem-assassination-attempt-isis-al-nusrah-a7093501.html
  • Funeral held at Catholic Church for boy killed by alligator in Florida

    06/22/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | June 22, 2016
    A private funeral service has been held in Nebraska after fatal alligator attack at Disney World last weekThe funeral of a two-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida has been held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Nebraska.Lane Thomas Graves was on holiday with his family at the Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida when he was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator. The boy’s father attempted to fight the beast off but was unable to rescue his son who subsequently drowned.A Mass service was held in Lane’s hometown of Omaha on Monday in a...
  • Vatican Silence Over Shanghai’s Mgr Ma Daqin Causing Confusion and Controversy

    06/22/2016 10:26:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 6/21/16 | Bernardo Cervellera
    For some, Mgr Ma’s blog post praising the Patriotic Association and acknowledging his mistakes is nothing but “dirt”. For others, he chose humiliation for the “sake of his diocese”. Many wonder why the Holy See has remained silent about the article’s content and the bishop’s persecution. Some suspect the Vatican views the episode in positive terms. Yet, the Ma Daqin affair raises a major question. Has Benedict XVI’s Letter to Chinese Catholics (which describes the Patriotic Association as “incompatible with Catholic doctrine”) been abolished? If it has, who did it? A journey of compromises without truth is full of risks.Vatican...
  • Vatican Marks Laudato Si’ Anniversary with New Website

    06/22/2016 10:18:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/21/16 | Cindy Wooden
    The website has been launched by the Pontifical Council for Justice and PeaceMarking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace launched a new website dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its teaching into practice. The site — www.laudatosi.va — “witnesses not only to the impact of the encyclical, but also the creativity and generosity of the people of God everywhere in the world,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson, council president. The council celebrated the first anniversary of the document, Laudato Si’ on June 20 with a...
  • Trump's evangelical advisory board features Bachmann, Falwell

    06/22/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/2016 | Nick Gass
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann leads an alphabetical list of names announced by Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday as the presumptive Republican nominee's evangelical executive advisory board. Along with Bachmann, the campaign announced the additions radio host and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, among more than two dozen names. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-evangelical-advisory-board-224612#ixzz4CKKqcdW9 Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Europe's Deal With The Devil...immigration crisis pt 3

    The name Europe comes from an ancient Greek myth, about a princess,(Europa) who was seduced by the “god” Zeus, (Satan) . Zeus appeared to Europa in the form of a bull offering her a ride. He took her away, only to ravish her. This is why there are recurring images of a woman riding a bull; on European money, postage stamps and statues in public places also across Europe. The Apostle John, by the Holy Spirit saw a vision of a woman riding a beast,And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with...
  • Orthodox Liturgy for Pentecost at the Synod of Crete (Long)

    06/21/2016 11:49:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-19-2016 | Orthodox Church
    The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (Mass) for Pentecost celebrated at the opening of the Pan-Orthodox Synod presently being held on Crete. Approximately 3.5 hours.
  • Assad Receives Patriarch and 6 Cath Bishops: "the President is Planning a New Secular Constitution"

    06/21/2016 4:18:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 6/17/16
    Damascus (Agenzia Fides) - Syrian President Bashar Assad is planning a new Constitution for the nation led by him, to ensure equal rights for all citizens and eliminate discrimination toward religious minorities. These are some of the projects for the future confided by the same Assad to a delegation of the Syriac Catholic Church, composed by Patriarch Ignace Youssif III accompanied by six Bishops, received by Syrian President in Damascus on Monday, June 13. During the meeting, which lasted an hour and a half, Assad expressed his intention to remove from the new Constitution, even the provision which binds the...
  • Pan-Orthodox Council Opens with Call to Unity

    06/21/2016 4:11:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople celebrated the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost on June 19 to open the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. In recent weeks, four of 14 autocephalous Orthodox churches chose not to send delegations to the council. “Our Orthodox Church has the supreme gift and blessing of possessing the treasure of truth and preserving intact the gift of the All-Holy Spirit, which 'has filled the whole world' (Wis. 1:7), and it is obliged to give the contemporary world a testimony of love and unity, and to reveal the hidden hope that lies within it,” he...
  • Council Message could codify four new Ecumenical Councils (Huge News)

    06/20/2016 4:01:22 PM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 06-20-2016 | Pravoslavie
    June 20, 2016      In addition to discussing the six documents prepared beforehand at previous conferences, participants at the ongoing council, begun yesterday on the Great Feast of Pentecost on the island of Crete, are also to deliberate over and publish the official "Message" of the council. A draft of the document covers an array of topics including the questions of remarriage and marriage to non-Orthodox, the oneness and unity of the Church in the holy Eucharist, the importance of the Patristic Tradition, and the Church's vision of conciliarity which places no one bishop over all others, among other matters,...
  • END-TIMES NEWS JUN 19, 2016 - 207 ISLAMIC ATTACKS IN THE LAST 30 DAYS (video)

    06/20/2016 1:35:53 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Australia ^ | JUN 19, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    Orlando shooting launches a war on Christianity, 207 Islamic attacks happened in the last 30 days, Islamic scholar who teaches that homosexuality deserves a death sentence leaves Australia, CIA director John Brennan says that Islamic State is attempting to infiltrate the West through the refugee flow, Obama administration is issuing one million green cards to immigrants of Muslim countries, Israel has reported to move ahead in building a concrete wall above and underground alongside the Gaza border, Venezuela is collapsing and there is a hopeless situation in the country and Brazil - Rio's governor declares state of financial emergency ahead...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – June 19th, 2016 (video)

    06/19/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Lera · 63 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | Jun 19, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks addresses the matter of what Christians are to do to prepare and be ready for the rapture in light of the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando.
  • 2016 06 19 John Haller's Prophecy Update: It's Coming! (video)

    06/19/2016 11:40:14 AM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jun 19, 2016 | John Haller
    Today, everything which is NOT Islamic, is being blamed as intolerance and causing the violence authored by Radical Islam and Isis. The LGBT(Q) community is blaming gun control and intolerant Christians for what happened in Orlando, NOT Radical Islam, Isis. John shares information which continues to show us that we as Christians will be (and are being) mis-quoted, and blamed for the world's troubles. While Obama claims that it is America which is caught between Traditional Islam and its problems "modernizing", the WORLD, including Washington, is now backing away from that belief, even calling Obama STUPID for his Narcissistic views...
  • 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...