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  • Trump Declares Monday ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day’

    01/23/2018 6:58:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/22/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Donald Trump proclaimed January 22 — the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade — National Sanctity of Human Life Day. On Friday, Trump released an official statement setting aside January 22 as a special day to reaffirm that "all life is sacred, that every person has inherent dignity and worth, and that no class of people should ever be discarded as 'non-human.'" Acknowledging the victims of abortion, Trump also shared his reaction that scientific research "continues to support and build the case for life. Medical technologies allow us to see images of the...
  • O’Malley’s ‘Rebuke’ of Pope on Sex Abuse Stirs Wide Reaction

    01/23/2018 6:54:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/21/18 | Inés San Martín
    LIMA, Peru - It’s not every day that a close ally and adviser to a pope, not to mention a cardinal of the Catholic Church, distances himself from that pope. So when Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said Saturday night it was “understandable” that Francis’s language in Chile about abuse victims accusing a bishop of a cover-up had caused “great pain,” it was bound to stir reaction. Peter Saunders, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse and a former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors - an advisory body created by Pope Francis in 2014, with O’Malley...
  • Pope on Comments on Chilean Bishop: “Word ‘Proof’ Was Not the Best”

    01/23/2018 6:50:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/22/18 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Francis said that comments made to Chilean journalists Jan. 18 were not intended to cause pain for victims of clerical sexual abuse.ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Aboard the papal plane from Lima, Peru, to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis said that comments made to Chilean journalists Jan. 18 were not intended to cause pain for victims of clerical sexual abuse. Francis said that he had meant to explain to Chileans that because he has not seen evidence that Chilean Bishop Juan Barros helped to cover up acts of sexual abuse, it would be unjust to condemn him. The pontiff said that...
  • [US Bishops' Committee] Chairmen Applaud New HHS Initiatives on Conscience and Religious Freedom

    01/23/2018 6:45:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    USCCB ^ | 1/19/18
    WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB's Committee for Religious Liberty, offered the following joint statement in response to the creation of a new Division on Conscience and Religious Freedom within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights and other related administrative actions: "We applaud HHS for its significant actions to protect conscience rights and religious freedom. For more than forty years—dating back to the Church amendment of 1973—Congress has...
  • San Francisco Catholic Parish to be Site for Re-Design of Harvey Milk Plaza

    01/22/2018 6:12:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Meetings will be held at Most Holy Redeemer parish hall to discuss plans for site named to honor slain gay crusaderThe Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza is entering the next phase of the project to re-imagine the space above the Castro Muni station named for the gay slain supervisor and has announced dates for community meetings. Last year, the Friends group conducted a design competition, and an architectural team led by Perkins Eastman of San Francisco was announced as the winner and selected as the firm to partner with as the project enters its next phase. The first meeting will...
  • Will Turkish Invasion of Syria Bring About Pre-Messianic Conflict With Russia?

    01/22/2018 4:50:13 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    BIN ^ | 1/22/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Turkey launched a military incursion into neighboring Syria over the weekend, bringing Russian and Turkish soldiers into closer proximity in an already volatile region, making a 200-year-old prophecy of pre-Messianic conflict between Russia and Turkey appear to be closer than ever before. This 200-year-old prophecy was a closely guarded secret until just a few years ago and details described in the prophecy are strongly consistent with the situation developing to the North of Israel. A massive Turkish ground force crossed into the Afrin region of Syria to fight the Kurdish militia and push them out of Syria. The Turkish government...
  • Former pastor John Bishop arrested in California

    01/22/2018 1:24:36 PM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The Columbia ^ | January 16, 2018 | Jessica Prokop
    John Bishop, the former lead pastor of Vancouver’s Living Hope Church, is facing a federal drug charge in U.S. District Court in Southern California for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 280 pounds of marijuana into the country from Mexico. The 54-year-old was arrested Dec. 11 after he was stopped about 5:25 a.m. by U.S. Customs and Border Protection while re-entering the country through the port of entry at San Ysidro, Calif. Bishop reportedly told border patrol agents he was driving to Chula Vista, Calif., according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case. While conducting a routine inspection...
  • New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger

    01/22/2018 11:10:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/22/2018 | By Glenn T. Stanton
    “Meanwhile, a widespread decline in churchgoing and religious affiliation had contributed to a growing anxiety among conservative believers.” Statements like this are uttered with such confidence and frequency that most Americans accept them as uncontested truisms. This one emerged just this month in an exceedingly silly article in The Atlantic on Vice President Mike Pence.Religious faith in America is going the way of the Yellow Pages and travel maps, we keep hearing. It’s just a matter of time until Christianity’s total and happy extinction, chortle our cultural elites. Is this true? Is churchgoing and religious adherence really in “widespread...
  • Brody File: Trump Gets A+ on 'Evangelical Report Card' for His First Year

    01/22/2018 8:02:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CBN News ^ | 01/22/2018
    On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody gives him high marks on issues important to evangelicals.Saturday morning, Brody tweeted: .@POTUS first year "Evangelical Report Card" is in: A+ ! Judicial appointments,pro-life policy,religious freedom protection,moving the Embassy to Jerusalem, vital access and so much more.@realDonaldTrump has VALUED/EMPOWERED evangelicals more than any other president in history. pic.twitter.com/gTXYQCnPVv— David Brody (@TheBrodyFile) January 20, 2018 Just this week, Trump became the first president to make a live address to the annual March for Life and the Department of Health and Human Services announced a...
  • America Prayer Vigil - January 22, 2017 [Prayer]

    01/21/2018 11:57:24 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | January 22, 2017 | UMCRevMom
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Family, Government, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Amir from Manila, Jan. 21, events update

    01/21/2018 9:59:06 PM PST · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 21, 2018 | Amis Tsarfati
    A discussion of the recent attack on the Kurds in Syria by Turkey. More clarification of events to come, including the rise of the European Antichrist after the Ezekiel 38 war. The Palestinians, Pence's visit to Israel, the Muslim invasion of Europe, and how it is causing more Jews to move to Israel, and more. Current events begin at about the 12 1/2 minute mark, preceded by comments about the role of Philippines and the rest of Asia in the end times picture. After the Philippines, California! Stay well, everyone. And continue to run the race and fulfill your role...
  • Muslim Teacher's Bizarre Religious Rant, Behavior Under Investigation After Cops Called to Classroom

    01/21/2018 5:37:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/18 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    A community college professor in Texas frightened several of his students when he walked into class Tuesday night with his face covered and incoherently mumbled about the Koran, the moon and the dark night. Students attending a lecture at Tarrant County College called the police after adjunct professor Daniel Mashburn walked into his astronomy class and started acting out of character. Students told FOX4 that Mashburn walked in about 20 minutes late and promptly turned off the lights. He was wearing a baseball hat, a beanie, a scarf over his face and gloves. “The kid next to me had said...
  • Egypt: Sinai Militants Pledge to ‘Kill More Copts’ After Murdering Man Over Cross Tattoo

    01/21/2018 5:29:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Militants belonging to the ‘State of Sinai’ group in Egypt have promised to “kill more Copts” after murdering a 27-year-old Coptic man because of the tattoo of a cross on his wrist. Bassem Herz Attalhah, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way home from work in El-Arish, capital of North Sinai governorate, on Saturday evening (13 January), with his brother Osama and neighbour and friend Mohamed, when they were stopped by three armed men, aged between 23 and 25. “We thought they were policemen because they weren’t masked… They were wearing black jackets,” Osama, 38, told World Watch...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 21st, 2018

    01/21/2018 1:58:20 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pastor J.D. talks about how God is working all the bad news meant for evil, for good in the world today.
  • 2018 01 21 John Haller's Prophecy Update "To Understand What's Coming, Look at the Past"

    01/21/2018 1:43:43 PM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/21/18 | John Haller
    In order to fully understand the the significance and coming future events in the Middle East, it is imperative that we look at prior events that have set the stage for the ultimate conflict. God has given us clear guidance on what will happen regarding His chosen people of Israel, and He has warned the world that that area will become a "Cup of Trembling" in the end times. As believers, it is imperative that we stand strong in our faith in that while God has the entire situation under control, that we not become faint of heart when we...
  • Archbishop Michel Aupetit: Paris’ New Pro-Life Champion

    01/21/2018 11:36:44 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    NC Register ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | John M. Grondelski
    Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life advocate for its archbishop! Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a “late vocation” (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, L’Embryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child. Archbishop Aupetit is very much a Renaissance man: As he notes in his book, “We have tried to visit the different domains...
  • Evangelist Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer

    01/20/2018 7:05:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/19/2018 | Jeremy Weber
    In a 12-minute YouTube video, international evangelist Luis Palau revealed yesterday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. After Palau, 83, and his wife Patricia “had a super busy fall … traveling around the world sharing the Good News like they always do,” explained his son Kevin Palau, the evangelist returned from a long trip to the United Kingdom in December “with kind of a chest cold … that wouldn’t go away.” “We finally got Dad to go into the doctor,” said Kevin, president and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. “And to our surprise, the early...
  • Venezuelan Bishops Accused of “Hate Crimes”

    01/20/2018 5:47:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 18, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called for an investigation of two bishops accused of committing “hate crimes” in homilies they gave on the Feast of the Divine Shepherdess, Jan. 14, a popular Marian feast day in the country. On Monday, the Venezuelan president gave a speech before the Constitutional Assembly asking the Supreme Court of Justice, the Comptroller's Office and the Public Prosecutor's Office to investigate the Archbishop of Barquisimeto, Antonio López Castillo; and the Bishop of San Felipe, Víctor Hugo Basabe. Venezuela’s El Nacional reports that the bishops “cried...
  • Hawaii Missile-Scare Fills Churches, Sends Confession Lines Out the Door

    01/20/2018 5:43:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/18/18 | Lisa Bourne
    January 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The ballistic missile alert last weekend that had countless people in Hawaii panicked for roughly one half-hour with the thought that death was imminent did something the Catholic Church, on the whole, has struggled to do of late – it got people into Mass and Confession. Reports of soul searching, prayer, and a return to the Sacrament of Penance surfaced after the missile scare. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” was the alert sent throughout the Pacific island state on Saturday morning, January 13. Residents and visitors...
  • In Cairo, Blood Flows Again at Coptic Church

    01/20/2018 5:36:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 1/17/18 | ACN Staff
    GUNMEN attacked worshippers leaving a Coptic Orthodox church on the southern outskirts of Cairo on Dec. 29, 2017. Subsequently claimed by ISIS, the assault—which took place some 10 minutes after the conclusion of Mass at St. Mina Church—killed nine people. One of the victims was a young mother of 32, Nermeen Sadiq. Her 13-year-old daughter Nesma Wael was at her side when she was shot. Nesma gave the following account of her mother’s death: “After Mass ended, I left the church with my cousin and my mother. My mom wore a cross around her neck, and all three of us...